eNews for February 2, 2017


Top News
BOD Town Hall Meeting
Bull Hill Gate Installation Update
Volunteer for SCTV
Last Chance for Tickets – Showstoppers 2017: Savannah Theatre Presents Variety!
Tickets Available Now – Castlebay
No Irish Coffee Night February 7
Scam Lecture with FBI Agent George Graves
Inspirational Alzheimer’s Speaker Visit


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
Volunteer for SCTV

Executive Office

Common Area Maintenance
Dog Park Maintenance

Communication
This Week On Healthy Living
This Week On Better Health, Better Life
SCTV News for February 6-12


Community Standards
Modification Application Appointments

Facilities Management
Got Paint?

Golf
Wilson Profile Boxed Sets Sale
Handicap Reports Available Online
Renew Your Handicap For 2017
February Golf Clinic Calendar


Health and Wellness
Pool Deck Cleaning
Group Exercise Class Location Changes
Diabetes Winter Seminar
Conscious Aging Workshop
Physical Therapy Corner: Lymphedema – What is It And How Do I Treat It?
Inspirational Alzheimer’s Speaker Visit


IT Services
Get Computer Assistance at Webhelp

Clubs and Groups
Double Vision Art Show and Sale
First Saturday Sale
Beginning Bridge Lessons
Sun City ROMEO February Speakers
Ticket Sales for Synchronettes Show Magical Mermaids
Billiard Room Maintenance
Indoor Railroad Remodel  

Food and Beverage
Live Music at Sun City Restaurants
 


Top News

BOD Town Hall Meeting

There will be a Board of Directors Town Hall Meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at Pinckney Hall.   

   
Bull Hill Gate Installation Update 

Work continues on the Bull Hill gate off Hwy. 170 to install upgrades that will help manage the flow of inbound and outbound traffic at one of Sun City’s busiest gates. The following changes are being made:
 
-New in-road sensors have been installed for better management of outbound traffic.
-Work to move the inbound barcode reader further from the inbound gate arm will be done early next week.
-New faster gate arm controllers will be installed early next week for both the inbound and outbound gates.
-New red and green lights will be installed on the gate arms and in front of each gate to help residents visually know when to stop or proceed. Gate arms will be completed before the weekend and other lights will be installed early next week.
 
Adjustments are still being made to ensure the best process possible. You patience is appreciated as these upgrades are installed. There are no disruptions planned for incoming and outgoing traffic.

 
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Volunteer for SCTV 
The Board of Directors recognizes there has been a group of volunteers working in Broadcast and Television for Sun City TV for many years. These individuals have given their time and talent to create shows and develop the station; however, they have never been classified as a Club, Group or Service Organization. To help shape and define the direction for the Broadcast team, the Board has authorized the group to actively seek volunteers through various communication channels. The Board sincerely hopes that you will consider volunteering to help the community with the production of SCTV programming. There are various opportunities to pique your interest. Whether it be on-air talent, production and/or script writing, there is a place for you to have fun or be creative. So, come on board at SCTV. Click here to meet the Broadcast team. Email Hank Druckerman at hankdruck@aol.com to get involved.  
 
Last Chance for Tickets - Showstoppers 2017: Savannah Theatre Presents Variety!
7:30 p.m. Monday, February 6; and 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 at Magnolia Hall
The full cast and band from the Savannah Theatre return to provide two hours of fast-paced entertainment. Every style of music will be featured including pop, jazz, country, Broadway, classical and lots of rock ‘n’ roll. The show also includes a comedic tribute to Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $28 with a purchase limit of four per household.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!

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Tickets Available Now - Castlebay

7 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 and 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at Pinckney Hall
Castlebay has been musically weaving the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands for years. Don’t miss this mix of ballads and dance tunes played on the Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. Pinckney Perk will be selling Irish coffee ticket holders. Tickets are $10.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services! 


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No Irish Coffee Night Feb. 7

There will be no Irish Coffee Night on February 7 at Pinckney Perk as a result of the Castlebay concert. Irish coffee will be available for purchase for Castlebay ticket holders only. 


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Scam Lecture with FBI Agent George Graves

3 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at the Lakehouse
Sponsored by Securitas and the Community Association. FBI Agent George Graves comes to Sun City to share valuable information to help protect yourself against phone and Internet scams and other fraudulent activity. During his 21 years with the FBI, Agent Graves spent many years investigating white collar crimes, including public corruption, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud and civil rights. Free event.


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Inspirational Alzheimer's Speaker Visit
1 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at Magnolia Hall
Rundy Purdy, author of The Sea is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving, is bringing his inspirational message of support and encouragement about facing Alzheimer’s to Sun City. Rundy spent three years providing fulltime personal care to his ailing grandfather and has a passion to spread awareness and understanding of the Alzheimer’s struggle. He share his insights in a combination of presentation and question-and-answer session. Books will be available for purchase and author signing.    


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Board Of Directors/Board Appointed Committees

Volunteer for SCTV

The Board of Directors recognizes there has been a group of volunteers working in Broadcast and Television for Sun City TV for many years. These individuals have given their time and talent to create shows and develop the station; however, they have never been classified as a Club, Group or Service Organization. To help shape and define the direction for the Broadcast team, the Board has authorized the group to actively seek volunteers through various communication channels. The Board sincerely hopes that you will consider volunteering to help the community with the production of SCTV programming. There are various opportunities to pique your interest. Whether it be on-air talent, production and/or script writing, there is a place for you to have fun or be creative. So, come on board at SCTV. Click here to meet the Broadcast team. Email Hank Druckerman at hankdruck@aol.com to get involved. 


Executive Office

Holiday Office Closure
Community Association offices will be closed Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents Day 
 

Common Area Maintenance

The Dog Park is closed from noon–2 p.m. Mondays so The Greenery can perform landscaping maintenance. Please do not use the Dog Park during these hours.
 
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Communication

This Week on Healthy Living

Get to know Coastal Carolina Hospital’s medical experts, doctors and surgeons in Sun City TV’s Healthy Living program, with your host Debi Lynes. This week, Karen Giblin, founder of Red Hot Mamas, discusses menopause and Red Hot Mamas. Healthy Living airs every day at 9 a.m. on Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum (previously Time Warner) channel 5, and on this website.

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This Week on Better Health, Better Life
Find out how you can live healthier and better from Lowcountry experts by simply tuning into Sun City TV. Join WHHI’s Keri Dylan for Better Health, Better Life, a wellness show exclusively for Sun City residents. Every week, Keri is joined by a panel of doctors, physical therapists and healthcare experts discussing the latest trends in their fields.
 
This week, Gabrielle Sacco and Evelyn Melendez with Home Aide Senior Care Services discuss "The Care Your Loved Ones Deserve." Then, Trey Bishop and Scott Shultz with Bishop Eye Associates discuss refractive cataract surgery. New episodes air every Friday at 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.; check eNews weekly for a schedule. Tune into Sun City TV on Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum (previously Time Warner) channel 5 or watch a live stream by logging into this website and clicking on “Sun City TV.”


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SCTV News for February 6-12
This week’s show features a preview of the Synchronettes’ annual show and a look at a special presenter at the Sew What Club. There’s also plenty of sports, entertainment and Community news. You don’t want to miss this week’s show! Sun City News airs every day at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. on Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum (previously Time Warner) channel 5, or streaming on this website.

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Community Standards

Are you planning an outdoor project at your home? Be sure to make an appointment with the Community Standards Department to submit your modification application. To schedule an appointment, call (843) 705-4000. Modification applications are available at Palmetto Commons or on this website.  

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Facilities Management

Got Paint?
Did you know that you can pick up free paint for your mailbox and post at the Facilities Maintenance office in the Okatie Maintenance yard? All you need to bring is a small container with a lid. Stop by between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.   

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Golf

Wilson Profile Boxed Sets Sale
Hidden Cypress Golf Club has a closeout sale on the in-stock Wilson Profile boxed sets for $199 (original price $299). These sets are great for beginning golfers or as an additional set for traveling Sun City golfers to keep locally. Supply is limited to the following:

 
Women's Profile Sets: 1 regular length left hand, 1 petite length right hand, 1 regular length right hand and 1 tall length right hand.
 
Men's Profile Sets: 1 regular shaft flex left hand, 1 senior shaft flex right hand and 1 regular shaft flex right hand.

Handicap Reports Available Online
The handicap index reports are now available to view on the Golf page at this website. The handicap index reports will be available on Fridays the week of the first and 15th of each month. Please note that the Golf staff will no longer post the handicap reports to the GHIN site. 

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Renew Your Handicap for 2017
GHIN handicap members must renew their handicap for 2017 at the Okatie Creek Golf Shop before February 28. The cost is $22. If you are out of town during this time, call (843) 705-4653 to renew your GHIN number.      

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February Golf Clinic Calendar

Perfect your putt or smooth out your swing with golf clinics at Sun City's courses. Click here for the February schedule. Clinics are $10 each, and you can sign up at the course in which the clinic you wish to attend is held. Clinics are open to players of all skill levels. 

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Health and Wellness

Pool Deck Cleaning
Hidden Cypress pool will be closed for pool deck cleaning from 8 a.m.–noon Wednesday, February 8. 

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Group Exercise Class Location Changes

Effective Monday, February 6, the 8 a.m. Total Blast group exercise class taught by Frida will move to Hidden Cypress. The Monday 8 a.m. Full Body Circuit class taught by Jade will move to Purrysburg Fitness Center. 

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Diabetes Winter Seminar
1–3 p.m. Friday, February 3 in the Lakehouse Ballroom
Free Diabetes Self Management workshop for Medicare beneficiaries. Questions? Please call 1-800-922-3089 Ext.7585.

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Conscious Aging Workshop
2–4 p.m. Mondays, February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20 at Riverbend
We spend our whole life trying to figure life out. Even during retirement, we continue to experience spiritual, emotional and psychological growth. Conscious Aging participants explore, develop and discover what it means to bring awareness to our own aging process. Session topics include: self-compassion, forgiveness, life review, transformative practices, death, surrender and creating a new vision of aging. Cost is $130 for the six-week program. Register and prepay at the Lakehouse.
  

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Physical Therapy Corner: Lymphedema - What Is It And How Do I Treat It?
10 a.m. Friday, February 10 at the Hidden Cypress Fitness Center
Learn causes and symptoms of lymphedema and review treatment options available. Cost is $5; please prepay at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center. Coastal Carolina Hospital offers evidence-based rehabilitation physical therapy education sessions on the second Friday of every month at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center. 

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Inspirational Alzheimer's Speaker Visit
1 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at Magnolia Hall
Rundy Purdy, author of The Sea is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving, is bringing his inspirational message of support and encouragement about facing Alzheimer’s to Sun City. Rundy spent three years providing fulltime personal care to his ailing grandfather and has a passion to spread awareness and understanding of the Alzheimer’s struggle. He share his insights in a combination of presentation and question-and-answer session. Books will be available for purchase and author signing.

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IT Services

Get Your Computer Assistance at Webhelp
If you need help navigating this website, live assistance is available during Webhelp from 9 a.m.–noon every Friday in the Pinckney Hall lobby.
 

Lifestyle Services

Rent Pinckney Perk for Private Events
Anyone hosting an event in Pinckney Hall can now rent the coffee bar and a barista. Rental fee is $75 for two hours and $25 for each additional hour. Coffee costs $2 per cup and Irish coffee is $3 per cup. This will be the hit of your party or meeting! Call (843) 705-4015 to reserve Pinckney Perk today!

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Last Chance for Tickets - Showstoppers 2017: Savannah Theatre Presents Variety! 
7:30 p.m. Monday, February 6 and 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 at Magnolia Hall
The full cast and band from the Savannah Theatre return to provide two hours of fast-paced entertainment. Every style of music will be featured including pop, jazz, country, Broadway, classical and lots of rock ‘n’ roll. The show also includes a comedic tribute to Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $28 with a purchase limit of four per household. Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!
 


Tickets Available Now - Castlebay

7 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 and 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at Pinckney Hall
Castlebay has been musically weaving the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands for years. Don’t miss this mix of ballads and dance tunes played on the Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. Pinckney Perk will be selling Irish coffee ticket holders. Tickets are $10.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!


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No Irish Coffee Night February 7

There will be no Irish Coffee Night on February 7 at Pinckney Perk as a result of the Castlebay concert. Irish coffee will be available for purchase for Castlebay ticket holders only. 


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Meet the Author - Judy Fogarty

7 p.m. Thursday, February 9 at Pinckney Hall
Don’t miss the new and improved Meet the Author series for 2017! Judy Fogarty lives, writes, reads and runs on the historic Isle of Hope in her native Savannah, Georgia. Join her as she discusses her book Breaking and Holding. Pinckney Perk will be selling fresh Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and snacks. Walk-ins welcome. Free event. 

 

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Saturday Nightlife Featuring The Bobby Ryder Quartet

7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11 at Pinckney Hall
Join the Bobby Ryder Quartet as they bring the “Rat Pack” to life with this amazing performance! Tickets are $12.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!

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Funny Business - John Floyd

7 p.m. Tuesday, February 14 at Magnolia Hall and 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 15 at Pinckney Hall
John Floyd’s Southern charm and ability to see humor in almost anything makes him an audience favorite. Tickets are $12 with a purchase limit of eight tickets per household.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!

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Movies at Magnolia Hall

Tickets, $3, go on sale an hour prior to each showing unless otherwise noted. Matinee Movies are closed captioned for the hearing impaired.  
 
The Gift: 7 p.m. Monday, February 13 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 (closed captioned for the hearing impaired) at Magnolia Hall. A married couple’s lives are turned upside down when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. Rated R for language (thriller, mystery). Stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton. 108 minutes.
 
Southside With You: 7 p.m. Monday, February 27 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 (closed captioned for the hearing impaired) at Magnolia Hall. Inspired by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s first date, this movie recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate tried to woo a lawyer during a day-long date. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, smoking, a violent image and drug reference (biography, drama, history, romance). Stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter. 84 minutes.
  

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Clubs and Groups

Sun City residents will have an opportunity to see double at the All About Art Club and Photography Club's popular show, Double Vision Collaboration V, at Pinckney Hall. The three-day event brings together two of Sun City's largest art clubs for a free exhibit and sale of fine art and photography. The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. February 3-4 and from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. February 5 in Pinckney Hall. Click here to read more about the event.

 

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First Saturday Sale
Stop by the All About Art Club room at Yemassee Crafts Center for the All About Art Club and Ceramic Club First Saturday Sale from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, February 4. Sales are by check only.

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The Okatie Creek Duplicate Bridge Club is hosting a continuation of its beginning bridge lessons again at 1 p.m. Saturdays beginning February 4 through April 1 at the Yemassee Crafts Center Card Room. Basic bidding concepts, competitive bidding, bidding and responding with game-forcing hands, defensive strategies and carding will all be a part of the lessons. See a course syllabus and more information at bridgewebs.com/okatiecreek. Advance signup not required. Lessons are $5 per session. Call Ed Bailey at (770) 490-8338 for more information.

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Sun City ROMEO meets at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Clubhouse at Okatie Creek. No membership dues. On February 15, the speaker will be Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner, who will give an update on Beaufort County law enforcement.  All residents are invited. For more information, contact Phil Wizwer, philwiz@aol.com.

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The Synchronettes will present their annual swim show at 3 p.m. Friday, February 24, 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25 and 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26 at Purrysburg indoor pool. This year's show, entitled Magical Mermaids, will feature 37 members performing water ballet while the audience gasps at the wonders a few magic wands can produce! Tickets are available for purchase 9–11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through February 20 at Magnolia Hall. Contact Susan VandenBussche at smvan1111@gmail.com for more information.

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The Billiard Room at the Yemassee Crafts Center will be temporarily closed Friday, February 3 as preventative maintenance is conducted in the room. The room will reopen by Saturday, February 4.

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The Model Railroaders SIG is closing its current HO gauge indoor model railroad layout on February 10 to make way for an all-new HO gauge layout. They will continue operating and enhancing the new outdoor garden railroad.

Food and Beverage

Check out the live entertainment lineup for Okatie Creek Clubhouse:
Cheryl Christine: 7–10 p.m. Saturdays, February 4 and 18
Chris Paul: 7–10 p.m. Tuesdays, February 7 and 21


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