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By Nancy Archer

Thank you, Cherrywood neighbors, for your prayers, get well cards, and all of you who came to visit me while I was at TimberRidge Rehabilition Center.

Nancy Archer

Driver Safety Class

There will be an AARP 55 driver safety class on March 24 and 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $12 AARP members and $15 non-members. For more information, call Geri at 237-1675.

Ladies Luncheon

We would like to see more ladies at next month’s Ladies Luncheon. So mark your calendar for March 11 at noon – and bring a covered dish to share.

Monthly Breakfast

Our next breakfast will be March 14, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Orange juice, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cup, coffee or tea, and we will have a toast table. Cost is $3 each.

Tickets are sold by Geri at the office or Christine Archer at Bingo. No tickets at the door since we need an accurate headcount for the breakfast.

Oil Painting Class

Have you ever wondered how artists paint such beautiful scenes? Debbie Blackburn can bring out the best in you. She teaches the Bob Ross technique of painting.

This month’s project and the sign-up book are in the Clubhouse. Classes are $35 and unless otherwise posted; include canvases, paints, brushes, and everything you need. Just bring are some paper towels and a desire to paint.

Democratic Club

On March 20, we shall be putting together our activities for the coming months with the local and national branches of the Democratic Party. It is going to a busy and exciting time. We need everyone’s input.

Our young people serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan need our support and thanks year-round, so please work with our veterans organizations and our Support Our Soldiers Committee to show our appreciation for their dedication.

We were pleased to present $60 to the SOS committee to help with the cost of shipping supplies to our men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Voter registration cards are available if you want to register or change party affiliation.

The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets monthly on the third Friday at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Harriet Scarpino at 873-9955.


Cherrywood Bowling League report for Feb. 23.

Men’s high games: Charlie Pratt 211, John Whitenton 201, Jim Houghtaling 187.

Woman’s high games: Maria Nardone 196, Jean Ellenwood 181, Holly Bragdon 166.

Bowlers of the week pins over average: Jim Houghtaling +111, Jean Ellenwood +86.

Submitted by Fran Hall, secretary/treasurer.

Aquatic Arthritis Exercise

The class is conducted by Herbert Alvarado, a certified arthritis instructor. All exercises are conducted in water to minimize joint stress. Class size is a minimum of 6 and maximum of 15.

Classes are June 4, 6, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 and July 2, 9 and 11. Saturdays will be rain dates.

There will be 12 classes at $1.50 each for a total of $18, payable in advance. Payment is non-refundable after class 3 (June 9). Call Geri at 237-1675 for more information.

Cherrywood Bingo

We have new games and bigger prizes at Cherrywood bingo. Get to know your neighbors and have a Thursday night filled with fun from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Get there early. Jackpot goes off every week, no more waiting. Jackpots start at $100. Cost to play is $6 each week.

Travel Club

Just in – a lot of new day trips and longer excursions for spring, summer, fall and winter. Fliers for all trips are in the Clubhouse. Get your name in the Travel Club book if you want to go.

If you want to book or confirm a trip, call Nancy at 861-1432. Remember, you do not need to live in Cherrywood to go on our trips.

Waist Watchers at Tampa Performing Arts Center on March 25. Cost, $82, includes bus, lunch at Sam Seltzer’s, musical comedy at 2 p.m., taxes and tips.

Phillies vs. Red Sox spring training game in Clearwater on Sunday, March 29, $56. Seats for the afternoon game, bus and driver tip. Lunch on your own.

Wednesday, April 4: A day at Hard Rock Casino, $25. Roundtrip bus, $25 in free play, $5 toward lunch, and driver’s tip.

Monday, April 6 at 2 p.m. Join us for a free cruise seminar at the Cherrywood Clubhouse with representatives of Royal Caribbean. Refreshments will be served.

Take the Murder Mystery Express from Eustis to Tavares on Wednesday, April 15, $97. Help solve a mystery as you dine on the train.

Visit St. Simon Island, Ga. on April 21 and 22, $359. Shrimp boat lunch cruise, one night at Sea Palms Resort, Jekyll Island trolley tour and lunch.

Cruise Lake Jesup on an airboat Friday, May 1, $89. Includes bus, boat ride, lunch, taxes and tips.

See Jersey Boys, the untold story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, in Orlando on Thursday, May 7, $119. Lunch at Sweet Tomatoes, 2 p.m. show, taxes and tips.

Take in the Mother’s Day show with the New Dawn Singers at the Grand Palace in Spring Hill on Sunday, May 10, $70. Buffet dinner, matinee show, taxes and tips.

May 10 to 22: Cross country bus trip to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon, $2,599 per person double occupancy. Eleven days and 12 nights, upscale hotels, tours, side trips, breakfast and dinner, six lunches, taxes and tips. For more information, call Laura Kane at 840-0333.

See Viva Vegas the Sequel at the Show Palace in Hudson on Thursday, May 21, $70. A matinee musical review of Sin City, buffet dinner, taxes and tips.

Spend three days at St. Pete Beach, June 1 to 3, at the Grand Plaza Hotel, $499. Gulf view room, breakfast, lunch, dinner, boat ride, area attractions, taxes and tips.

Take a Mystery Day Trip on Wednesday, June 17, $75. The day is a surprise and there is moderate walking but no gambling or shopping. Bus, lunch, taxes, tips and more.

We’re going to Cocoa Beach on June 28 and 29, $329. Tour the Freedom of the Seas and lunch on board, a night at the Hilton, dinner, breakfast, Kennedy Space Center tour. Bus, taxes and tips.

Visit Amish county and Hershey, Pa. from Sept. 22 to 28, $1,099 per person double occupancy. Four nights at Hershey Farm Inn, Amish breakfast, six dinners, a show, Amish farm and shopping, Hershey World tour, and the Marine Corps museum in Quantico, Va.

Cruise the western Caribbean for 7 nights aboard the Freedom of the Seas, departing Port Canaveral Nov. 29. Going to Labadee, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Cabin rates per person double occupancy: inside $791, promenade $891, balcony $1,071. Deposit required by March 5, fully refundable until Sept. 15.

Christmastime in Nashville from Dec. 13 to 18, $1,058 per person double occupancy. One night at Mountain Creek Inn in Callaway Gardens including dinner and breakfast, three nights at Opryland Hotel, lunch cruise, ICE show, Rockettes, Louise Mandrell’s dinner show, Grand Ole Opry, and more, taxes and tips. Overnight at Hyatt Place in Smyrna, Ga. on return trip.

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Las Vegas trip March 1. Four nights in Vegas, roundtrip from Ocala to Orlando and roundtrip airfare from Orlando including taxes.

Your choice of hotels: Excalibur $579, Circus Circus $509, Monte Carlo $649, or Treasure Island $649, per person double occupancy. For more information, call Natalie Marcucio at 854-4561.

A Pearl River Resort weekend in Choctaw, Miss. is planned for May 1 to 4. Cost is $179 per person double occupancy. Stay at Silver Star Casino and game at Vegas-style slots or table games. Round trip bus, hotel, 3 meal coupons, and $25 in play credit. Make reservations by April 24. For more information, call Natalie Marcucio at 854-4561.

Nancy Archer, husband, Frank, and their daughter Christine are 10-year Cherrywood residents and they enjoy the community. Get Cherrywood news to her at bluejay10453@hotmail.com, by Thursday mornings.