Vienna Square Needs You!
Calling all VS residents who have ideas for events, get-togethers, entertainment or parties you would like to have take place at Vienna Square. We would love to hear from you. New ideas are always welcome and will be presented at a Sociables Meeting. Suggestion sheet in Clubhouse or email Sarah Lee S.Recycling Fundraiser
There is a recycle container next to the kitchen to put your aluminum cans in. You may also bring your cans to 2325 Salzburg Loop or call 293.5947 to have them picked up.
Mark the second Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. to join in on Karaoke. Bring your own refreshments and snacks to this fun social activity on July 11. Questions? Contact Fred F., Jack H., Ed W. or Wilma A.
Join us for our Annual 4th of July Cookout and Celebration at 4:30 p.m. on July 4. Our Grill Master will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, while resident volunteers will provide potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans. Frank J. and Janice C. are hosting this year’s event and would appreciate any offer of assistance, from chopping onions to slicing tomatoes and pickles to setting up and taking down and anything in between. The food is always great and the fellowship always wonderful. JOIN US! There might just be a surprise or two! [Cost is $6 per person. See Sarah Lee S. sold advance tickets through June 25.]
Hold the Date!
Mark your calendars to hold Saturday, August 22 at 1 p.m. and join your friends and neighbors for a pool party! Please bring yourself, beverage and snacks to share. Please no glass wear. Residents getting together and enjoying the pool and good company. Any questions,
contact Barbara F. 294.3468. [Rain Date: Sunday, August 23.]
On the fourth Thursday of the month, please bring a generously sized dish to share. This is a great chance to meet new neighbors and make new friends. Sign-up sheet for July 23 at 5:30 p.m. is at the Clubhouse. Please thank our gracious July Potluck Hosts, Clyde and Mary Lou S. Thank you also to all of the ladies and gents who help clean up and take out the trash after our Potluck Dinners. You are all appreciated!
Please join us on the third Wednesday each month for lunch with the ladies. Sign-up sheet is in the Clubhouse for the lunch on July 15 at The Olive Garden in Winter Haven. Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you need a ride or wish to carpool. Meeting time at the Clubhouse will be 11:30 a.m. Please contact Janice C. at 324.4422 with any questions, or to give her your e-mail address. New residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a good way to get
acquainted! Let’s reacquaint ourselves with the Olive Garden in July! [Pictured top right are the ladies who enjoyed June’s luncheon at the Twisted Tea Pot in Winter Haven.]
Join us at 9:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday each month for coffee, tea and refreshments. It is a great opportunity to socialize with your neighbors and meet any new residents. Please sign up and indicate if you are willing to bring a breakfast item. Thank you to the hostesses below for
coordinating the next several Ladies Coffee:
July 1: Wilma & Janice
August 5: Eunice & Verlyne
Last Thursday of each month. Meet at Clubhouse on at Noon on July 30. Contact J. Hardy with questions.
Hand & Foot
Join us on Fridays at 1 p.m. All are welcome—we are looking for new players! Questions? Call Quinque D. or Linda D. Hope to see you there!
Everyone is welcome at Poker on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
All residents welcome Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Sign-up sheet is in the Clubhouse. Contact Marolyn M. with questions.
Join Myrna F. for Mah Jongg on Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the Card Room.
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. is the time for this social game which anyone can play! Susan H. can answer questions at 401.9883.
Fun Time Bowlers
Bowling will be taking a hiatus for the summer. Hope to see you again in September—same time, same place! Contact Fred F. with questions.
Calling Crafters of Any Kind!
Join us at the Clubhouse on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. to share craft, sewing, embroidery ideas and artistic skills—whether it be a personal project or a community service project for special events. Bring your finished, unfinished, or brand new ideas. Our resident master crafter and quilter, Hazel W. and the other ladies will inspire you. Most important—come to chat, look, listen, learn and laugh!
Vienna Square Library
Our Library will now be taken care of by Marty B. and Sharon S. They ask that all returned books be put in the box at the side of the book case. Marty and Sharon will replace the books properly on the shelf. Thank you in advance.
Coupons Needed for Our Military
Thanks for your continued support. So far, we have sent almost $700,000 worth of coupons to Japan. Keep them coming! Thanks…Anna and Linda.
Get-Well and Sympathy Cards
Vienna Square volunteers will send get-well or sympathy cards to friends and neighbors living in Vienna Square. In order to offset the cost of this project, any extra cards you can donate are
welcome. There is a box in the Clubhouse for card donations. [Please…no Christmas or special occasion cards.]
Helping Others In Need
We would like to have a list of Vienna Square residents, who have medical equipment they are willing to loan to neighbors in need. Eg: walkers, canes, wheel chairs, crutches. Contact Phil T. at 863.324.3090 with your name and any items you have to loan or to see what is available.
Senior Orphans of Polk County
Senior Orphans of Polk County is an organization serving all of Polk County. Clients served have a monthly income of LESS THAN $600. The organization has absolutely no overhead of any kind. These seniors are so poor and are in need of everything. Some of your neighbors chose this group as their outreach for their church. If you would like more info, please call Chuck/Linda Davy, Bob/Verlyne Bame, or Bill/Theresa McComb. This is one charity we feel good about supporting.
Vienna Square Chapel
Chaplain Arnold will be facilitating weekly services on Sundays at 6 p.m. in the Community Center. This is a time to connect with God and others and to share prayer requests. Everyone is welcome—casual dress.
Pastor’s Prayer Meeting
Please join your friends and neighbors for the Winter Haven Pastor’s Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Card Room/Library.
Vienna Square Prayer Group
If you know of someone in need of our prayers, please advise Verlyne B. at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 863.293.4180. Your request will be shared with our “prayer warriors” group. If you would like to be in the prayer group, contact Verlyne. We utilize email rather than formal meetings—just a lot of praying for specific requests! It is very satisfying to know we can do this for our neighbors, our families and friends. No such thing as too many prayers!
Thursdays 7 PM
July 2: Coriolanus 2011/124 min
The classic legend of honor and betrayal has been astonishingly re-imagined in this exhilarating action thriller that wields a profound relevance for today. Caius Martius, ‘Coriolanus,’ is a feared and revered Roman General, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother (Vanessa Redgrave) and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to exact his revenge—and determine his destiny.
July 9: Mrs. Brown 1997/105 min
Grieving widow Queen Victoria withdraws into sadness for years until plainspoken manservant John Brown disrupts her mourning. But as their friendship grows, it results in personal and political ramifications for both of them.
July 16: Fair Game 2010/108 min
From the director of The Bourne Identity comes this riveting thriller inspired by the experiences of real-life CIA officer Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts). When Plame’s retired ambassador husband Joe Wilson (Sean Penn) writes a newspaper article challenging the basis for the U.S. war on Iraq, the White House leaks Plame’s undercover status leaving her international contacts vulnerable, her career in shambles and her life in danger. Crackling with sharp dialogue, gripping intrigue and heart-pounding suspense, Fair Game is the adventure that’s so unbelievable, it can only be real.
July 23: The Illusionist 2006/110 min
Unlock the mysteries of a spellbinding film from the producers of Crash and Sideways! Oscar nominees Paul Giamatti and Edward Norton lead an all-star cast in this “stunning” film that conjures an exhilarating blend of suspense, romance and mind-bending twists. The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim (Norton) has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). But when Leopold’s new fiancée (Jessica Biel) rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince’s interest evolves into obsession…and suddenly the city’’s Chief Inspector (Giamatti) finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the Inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for his most impressive illusion yet in this mesmerizing and beautifully acted film that teases you until the very end!
July 30: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee 2007/131 min
Inspired by Dee Brown’s acclaimed bestseller, the HBO Films event begins powerfully with the Sioux triumph over General Custer at Little Big Horn. The action centers on the struggles of three characters: Charles Eastman (Adam Beach), a young, Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor; Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg), the proud Lakota chief who refuses to submit to U.S. government policies designed to strip his people of their identity, dignity and sacred land; and Senator Henry Dawes (Aidan Quinn), one of the men responsible for the government policy on Indian affairs. While Eastman and schoolteacher Elaine Goodale (Anna Paquin), work to improve life for the Sioux on the reservation, Senator Dawes lobbies President Grant for kinder Indian treatment.
If you would like to suggest an upcoming movie (new, older, or classic), or if you own a DVD you would like to share and see on the big screen, contact Frank J.
Dine In or Order To Go!
Monthly Dinner & Movie
Meet on the second Thursday each month at 5:30 p.m. to socialize and enjoy a catered
dinner before the 7 p.m. movie. Dinners are now available for Dine In or Order To Go.
The menu for July 9 will feature Smoked Pork Spare Ribs (BBQ sauce served on the side), Pasta Salad, Broccoli Casserole, Stewed Apples, Salad Bar & Assorted Desserts. Sign-up sheet is in the Clubhouse. $10 per person Contact Sarah Lee S. for tickets or questions. Purchase of tickets in advance are appreciated, as Chef Joe needs a headcount for shopping and preparation.
Special thanks to all who help clean up after the catered dinners. You are truly appreciated! Thanks also to Clyde S. for recognizing Fathers and Sons at our June Dinner, as well as conducting a fun and hilarious individually crafted paper airplane “fly-in!” Congratulations to these Safe Landing Winners: Ed G., Bob D., Frank J., Chuck D. and Dave G. Finally, congratulations to Bob D. whose name was drawn to receive a complimentary dinner/event ticket.
Something special is in the works for the August 13 Catered Dinner—an Admission-free, Hawaiian theme Get-together!! So dig out your “lolo” (crazy) tropical shirt or “mu’umu’u” (Muu Muu). Look for more information on the event in the Clubhouse, as well as the Sign-up sheet. Mohalo nui loa (Thank you very much).
Wellness at Vienna Square
Quality of Life
This weekly clinic program offers you the following:
On-site staff to answer your healthcare questions
Scheduled on-site medical providers
Individual evaluations to identify your healthcare needs
Blood pressure checks and Ask a Nurse will be held on the 3rd Thursday each month at 9:30 and will provide resources on medications, disease processes, insurance options, nutrition and diet. See the Wellness staff for educational information or to request a health evaluation. For more information, please call Lora Weagle at 863.944.3946.
Did you know that if your are unable to come to the Clubhouse that they are happy to come to your home?
Mondays at 8:30 a.m.
Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.
Tai Chi Classes: $5 per class
Wednesdays at 10:30 at the
Village of Vienna Square Activity Room