My summer letter will also be online along with news from my co-editor Dale Dauten. Since the summer flies by quickly I want to get you “charged up” with all the activities and entertainment events and what clothes to pack adventure for our 2019-2020 season. Praying that we can put last year’s storm damage behind us and look forward to our newly remodeled clubhouse and fixed internet. Please check the website calendar for complete listings of events and times and remember that start dates are subject to change as our club leaders arrive at different times.
We will kick off our events with a poolside cookout on 0ctober 24th followed by our popular costume Halloween party and dance on the 31st. Our Free Welcome Back Luncheon and program will be on Thursday, Nov. 7th We will honor our veterans on Monday, November 11th with Barleens Opry celebrity, Howard Schneider performing. (Dinner Delight)
Boogie Tuesdays and Wednesday Bingo will start the first week of November. Armand always has something up his sleeve with new Bingo games! Bring your favorite dancing shoes. We have 17 Boogies planned. I have some returning favorite bands such as Johnny K and Kompany, Come Back Buddy, Junction 87, and The Big Zephyr, (playing for our Sweetheart Ball) and returning hit band DJ and the Midnight Sun and more. I have added some new bands as well –Hippie Gold (A salute to Woodstock — dress in your Hippie finest). Gordy and Debbie will ring in a New Year Boogie and a concert in January. Ladies; don’t forget your poodle skirts for our Come Back Buddy Band. New this year will be a 70’s dance night with Johnny K. “Grey Wolf” will be our New Year’s Eve Band. Plan to party until 12:30AM! I have Prom night again and a Karaoke Fun Night. Have I got you excited yet???
December 16th will be our 8th annual Christmas Parade so be thinking how you would like to decorate your golf cart or any other moving vehicle. Still in the planning from last year is a “Chili Cook-off” following the parade with our local Fireman judging. Entrance to the event will be something for a senior. Who will be the winners for the best Chili and golf cart? Our talented decorators will have our park and ballroom glowing with Christmas lights and decorations.
You will want to add all these Dinner Shows to your list:
Dec.12th: “In the Christmas Mood” A Holiday Music Spectacular with a new agent- Khris Dodge Entertainment. Featuring 4 stellar vocalists/dancers and a rousing 6piece band, the show is filled with holiday magic with a modern twist. His show will definitely put you in the Christmas mood!
Jan. 16th: “Groovin to the 60’s” JR Mc Alexander brings his talent once again to the Silveridge Stage. Enjoy talented singers and actors performing to The Mamas &The Papas, Peter, Paul& Mary, Simon & Garfunkel just to name a few!
Feb 6th: Cahal Dunne, “The Funny Irishman. “Back by popular demand Cahal will make you laugh with his stories and wow you with his musicianship.
Feb. 13th “Best of Broadway,” Our Valentine Dinner Show (Wear Red) Jr McAlexander will put you in the mood for love with Broadway’s biggest modern hits and a 10 Piece Orchestra featuring Rogers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber to the Jersey Boys, Mama Mia and Carole King. What a show this will be!!
Feb. 29th (Saturday) The #1 Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show “Adventures in Parrotdise” Lights, Camera, Action: Welcome to Margaritaville! This show will have you dancing in your seats! Wear your beach clothing AND BE READY TO become a beach bum and a Parrot Head! This is a “Hot- Hot -Hot” Tad Show.
Along with our popular dinner shows I have 6 concerts to entertain you plus our ever popular Strollling Strings and the POPS Orchestra! (* Because the Strolling Strings had limited performing dates, they will be on a Monday, Concert only)
Jan. 23rd: Country Legends Show with Gordie and Debbie. Hear all your country favorites such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Alan Jackson and the list goes on and on.
Jan. 30th: Todd Oliver & Friends” (BYOB and Appetizers Tables of 10) Todd Oliver, Ventriloquist & Comedy will make you laugh with his furry friends performing. If you liked Jimmy Travis, you will love Todd Oliver!
Feb. 20th “December of ‘63” A Tad Show. Another “Best of 10” What more can I say? Don’t miss this one!
Mar. 5th: The Eagles. One of These Nights. Another Best of 10 Tad Show. This was the biggest hit show of 2018 and I promise you, the same biggest hit of 2019!
Mar. 12th: Silveridge Variety Show. Every other year Armand Gagnier searches for hidden talent among our residents. This is always a delightful evening to see our own stars perform.
Mar. 19th Dancing with the Stars. Who will be our Silveridge Dancing with the Stars this year and win the Mira ball Trophy? What fun to see our talented dancers along with the ballroom dancers who will be dancing to hits from Hollywood.
Once again we will have Music on the Green with Neil Diamond. Don’t forget about the talented Jammers (Our House Band) and all the free movies and popcorn at our SilverScreen theater. Ladies, mark Feb 7th for our biannual LADIES TEA. Bring your special hats and teacups and be ready for a delicious luncheon and entertainment.
Mixed in with all the fun entertainment are all the classes, exercises and sports. Try something new this year. You are never too old to learn! With our new and improved high speed internet how about taking some computer classes? Maybe you would like to learn how to make a quilt or paint a picture. How about working out with our new Zumba class or Step Aerobics or Tai Chi? Don’t forget favorite sports like softball, tennis, pickleball, golf or hiking-just to name a few. Thanks to our talented and giving volunteer leaders Silveridge can offer all these fabulous opportunities. Most of the classes are either free or minimal costs for supplies. If you have a talent you would like to share, consider volunteering and don’t forget to thank our wonderful volunteers for all the work they do!
We are all thankful that Jerry Colling, our head chef and Tracy Gagnier, assistant and head volunteer coordinator will be back. Jerry and Tracy even have the menus planned for the year! Kudos to all the kitchen volunteers as well. Because of all our volunteers we can offer food at our Boogies, Dinner Shows, Dinner Delights, Bingo, Breakfasts and other events. We know that everything revolves around food!
The 2019-2020 Ticket Order List to be attached to my summer letter online as well as on the Silveridge web pages August 1st Many of you requested the seating charts for each event. These will be included as an attachment. We ask that everyone (singly or by couple) fill out a ticket order list. You may request a desired seating area and we will try our best to honor your request. You will be happy to know that my assistant Sharon will be back. Sharon and I and our wonderful office volunteers will be at the Activity office to assist you starting October 1st. You can call us at 480-373-7700 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ticket order. Please send in orders to arrive by mail Oct 1st. Ticket order requests will be taken in order they were received. No tickets will be pulled until then. Please send a check made out to Silveridge Activities after we verify your total. We can send your tickets in the mail or you may pick up your tickets when you arrive. We appreciate all your pre-orders. You can also buy your tickets when you return but don’t wait too long as some of the events sell out. Thank you in advance for buying tickets and all your support and enthusiasm for our activities! I am looking forward to sharing my 10th year with you. You are my extended family and it brings me pleasure to make your experience at Silveridge truly “golden!” Continue making memories with your family this summer. Stay healthy and God speed your return to Silveridge. Make sure you stop by the Activity Office when you arrive so we can greet you with a hug.
Your Activity Director, Sue