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Marion Landing 3-2-12

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Craft Fair March 31 at Lifestyle Center

By Diane Bress

Marion Landing will be holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lifestyle Center will be set up with wall-to-wall crafters selling a variety of handcrafted items including jewelry, handbags, shell art, macramé plant hangers, mosaic wall hangings, floral arrangements, quilts, paintings, beautiful lighted wine bottles and glass blocks, photography, assorted Christmas items, and much more. Refreshments will be available and will include coffee, tea and donuts in the morning and hot dogs, chips and beverages for lunch, proceeds of which benefit the community’s Sunshine fund. “We hope everyone can come down on Saturday, March 31, and join us. It’s fun to see all the different projects, and we appreciate the community’s support of our local crafters,” said Merry Anne Krell, Craft Fair chairperson. This event is free and open to the public.

Registration for Senior
Games due today
Registration for the Marion Landing Senior Games is due today. There are 40 events that will take place from April 9 through 21, culminating in the Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. If you are interested in participating in the Senior Games, please fill out the entry form enclosed in your Senior Games packet and return it with your entry fee of $10 per participant to the Activities Office by 2 p.m. today. You may sign up for as many or as few events as you wish. Join your neighbors in some friendly competition and fellowship, and perhaps you will even bring home an Ed Morgan Fitness award.

Sunshine fundraiser tickets
Tickets are going fast for Sunshine’s St. Patrick’s Games Party on Wednesday, March 14, at the Lifestyle Center. Tickets are $6 each, and the last day to purchase them is Tuesday, March 6, at the Social. Play will include any kind of cards or games, such as Bridge, Hand and Foot, Pinochle, Rummikub, Chess and Checkers, and Scrabble, to name a few. A group chooses what they will play when they sign up. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the 12:00 lunch of Reubens, chips and pickles, lemonade, coffee and cake; and the games will begin at 1 p.m. “Tickets are limited to 6 per household,” said Shirley Pohlers, Sunshine representative; “and although full-table registration is recommended, we will do our best to place individual registrants with others.” In addition to cards and games, there will be a Chinese auction of items contributed by various Marion Landing artists. They will be on display at the Tuesday Social. Tickets for the Chinese auction are $1 each or 5 for $3 and can be purchased either at the Social or the day of the Games Party. Get ready for an afternoon of fun, but get your tickets soon as seating is limited.

Landing Lites pops concert
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. That’s the date for the spring Landing Lites Pops Concert, and you won’t want to miss this program. “It’s full of show stoppers,” said Concert Director Floyd Hickman. “Let Me Entertain You,” “You Raise Me Up,” “What a Wonderful World,” “Moon River” and “Singin’ in the Rain” are some of the hits that will be performed by the 38-member chorus with featured piano soloist Dominic Muzzi, as well as medleys from “My Fair Lady” and “Oliver.” Muzzi accompanies a number of choral groups at West Port High School and has accompanied the Central Florida Master Choir. The program also includes two patriotic numbers and features the Westport Army Junior ROTC Flag and Spin Team under the direction of Col. (ret.) Harry Good. The Flag and Spin Team recently accepted a donation from our own Joann Shaw of four military flags: Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and Air Force, which will complete the Team’s set of military flags. She did this in memory of her recently-deceased husband, John Shaw, an Army veteran. Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale now at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office during ticket sale hours.

Free luncheon seminar
Dr. Doug Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes will host a free informational luncheon seminar on Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in the Lifestyle Center. The topic of this seminar is “The Erratic Cycle of Grief” and is the second in a series of four topics relating to the funeral process and what you need to know to make you an informed consumer. At this seminar, you will learn the source of grief, its value, how to handle grief, how different people experience grief, and how long it lasts. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker who presents this serious information with a sensitive humor that makes this difficult topic more easily handled, and will address all your questions. Please reserve your seat by purchasing a refundable $1 ticket at the Tuesday Socials or in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours.

Super Bingo
The next Super Bingo game will be held on Sunday, March 11, in the Lifestyle Center for Marion Landing residents only. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and the game will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Coffee will be available. So join us, and bring a friend (other residents and guests per our rules and regulations).

Karaoke
Are you interested in Karaoke? Join the Jersey Cowboy, John Winn, on Wednesday, March 7, in the Lifestyle Center. He will bring the Karaoke equipment and music, you supply your voice and desire to have fun. Hope to see you there. Any questions, call the Activities Office.

Travel news
If you are interested in any of the trips listed below, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows.
Please note the date change for the trip to Ed Fletcher’s Early Bird Dinner Theater to see “Separate Beds.” The trip is now Saturday, April 28. This is a heartfelt comedy in which two couples navigate through their relationships while on a Caribbean cruise. Tickets are $66 and include round-trip motor coach, hot buffet, all tax and gratuities. Check the flyer posted on the Travel Board for more information.
Mark your calendar for May 9 as we travel to Orlando for the Sleuths Mystery Theater where you become the detective and help solve the crime. You might even be chosen for a cameo role. The cost is $69 and includes bus, all tax and gratuities, plated lunch of honey glazed Cornish hen, four cheese lasagna with or without meatballs, or prime rib (for an additional $3.20). Join the group to see how good of a detective you make in solving this mystery. For more information, please see the flyer posted on the Travel Board.
Diane Bress is Marion Landing’s Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc.