eNews for March 16, 2017


Top News
BOD Quarterly Meeting
Be Gator Safe
Join Us for the Shamrock Walk Friday
Movie Change
Hearing Loop Seminar
New Resident Services Hours
Webhelp Moving to Palmetto Commons
Summer Children’s Pool Hours Start April 1
Tickets on Sale Now! Ed Asner in A Man and His Prostate
Resident Directory Delivery Underway
SCTV Seeks Volunteers


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
BOD Quarterly Meeting

Executive Office

Common Area Maintenance
Be Gator Safe

Communication
This Week On Healthy Living
SCTV News for March 20 - March 26


Community Standards
New Resident Services Hours

Facilities Management
New Speed Limit Signs

Golf
Half-Day Maintenance Closure
Making a Request in the Chelsea Tee Time System
March Demo Days
Get Golf Ready in Five Days
Hidden Cypress Closeout Sale
March Golf Clinic Calendar


Health and Wellness
Group Exercise Class Cancelations
Pool Deck Cleaning Closures
Summer Children’s Pool Hours Start April 1
Optimal Breathing Workshop
Caregiver Support Group


IT Services
Webhelp Moving to Palmetto Commons

Clubs and Groups
Continuation of Beginning Bridge Lessons
Veterans Association Hosts Vietnam Combat Veterans
WORDS…Written, Read and Sung
Forum Club Hosts USCB Chancellor

Food and Beverage
Live Music at Sun City Restaurants
 


Top News

BOD Quarterly Meeting

The Board of Directors will hold its Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 in Pinckney Hall. All residents are invited to attend.

   
Be Gator Safe 

Alligators are becoming more active as they are hungry and looking to mate this time of year. They will be moving from pond to pond, usually in the evenings, so be aware of your surroundings, especially when walking your pet. This type of activity usually lasts until the end of April when they become more settled.
 
Alligators in a pond or lagoon are a sign of a healthy ecosystem and do not represent a problem with the fish. An alligator in Sun City’s lagoons or on a bank of a lagoon is not an aggressive alligator. Alligators usually become aggressive after they are fed by humans. Feeding alligators is illegal and dangerous. You could face up to a $2,500 fine if you are caught feeding an alligator.
 
A fed alligator is a dead alligator. If an alligator sees humans as a food source, it has a reason to approach them and could become aggressive, meaning it will have to be removed from the community and destroyed. Children and pets should not go near the water’s edge of lagoons.
 
If you think you have an aggressive alligator on your property, contact Common Area Maintenance at (843) 705-4061 during business hours or Security at (843) 705-4083 after hours. They will review the situation and determine the best course of action.

 
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Join Us for the Shamrock Walk Friday 
11 a.m. Friday, March 17 at the circle between Magnolia and Pinckney Halls
Wear green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Community Association staff during the Shamrock Walk around Town Square! Join us in a casual walk with plenty of socializing and fun. Green beads will be given out at the beginning of the walk. Remember, we are one – together we shine!     

 
Movie Change
The Matinee Movie showing of Wild Oats on Tuesday, March 21 is canceled due to maintenance work in Magnolia Hall.

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Hearing Loop Seminar

Learn more about Magnolia Hall’s new Hearing Loop system during a free seminar at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at Magnolia Hall. The CEO of American Hearing Loop will explain how the system will enhance the experience for hearing impaired residents. 


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New Resident Services Hours

Effective April 3, Resident Services hours will be 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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Webhelp Moving to Palmetto Commons

Effective April 3, Webhelp will move to Palmetto Commons and will be by appointment only by calling (843) 705-4054. Webhelp services are currently available from 9 a.m.-noon Fridays in the Pinckney Hall lobby.


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Summer Children's Pool Hours Start April 1

The summer children’s pool hours will begin Saturday, April 1 with schedule below. Alternative pools are subject to change. Please remember guests under 16 years old must be accompanied by a resident host. Resident hosts are responsible for supervising their guests. Boisterous play such as running on the decks, diving, throwing objects and sitting on adults’ shoulders is not allowed. Children are not allowed in the resistance pool at Barataria.

Barataria Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday (Closure alternative: Riverbend).
Hidden Cypress Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday; 3–7 p.m. Saturday (Closure alternative: Lakehouse Outdoor Pool).
Lakehouse Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Saturday (Closure alternative: Hidden Cypress).
Riverbend Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday (Closure alternative: Barataria).

 

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Tickets on Sale Now! Ed Asner in A Man and His Prostate

7 p.m. Saturday, April 8 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at Magnolia Hall
Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner stars in this one-man show written by former Tonight Show with Johnny Carson writer Ed Weinberger. A Man and His Prostate chronicles the agonizing, yet comedic, experience of a man who encounters prostate issues while vacationing in Italy.
Click here to read more about this hilarious show. Tickets are $28 with a limit of four tickets per household. Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall. 

 

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Resident Directory Delivery

Delivery of the 2017-18 Resident Directory is underway for all occupied homes. The directory includes a staff listing in addition to contact information for your friends and neighbors. The Community Rules were previously published in the Resident Directory but instead were packaged with the 2017 Schedule of Fees. The cover photo of the Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden was taken by Marge Pangione.
 

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SCTV Seeks Volunteers

Here’s your chance to join the Sun City TV (SCTV) team of broadcast volunteers! The Board of Directors has authorized the group to actively seek new members through various communication channels in an effort to achieve Chartered Club status. The Board sincerely hopes that you will consider volunteering to help with the production of SCTV programming. Whether it be on-air talent, production and/or script writing, there is a place for you to have fun and be creative. Click here to meet the Broadcast team. Email Hank Druckerman at hankdruck@aol.com to get involved.
 

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Board Of Directors/Board Appointed Committees

BOD Quarterly Meeting

The Board of Directors will hold its Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 in Pinckney Hall. All residents are invited to attend. 


Executive Office

Join Us for the Shamrock Walk
11 a.m. Friday, March 17 at the circle between Magnolia and Pinckney Halls
Wear green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Community Association staff during the Shamrock Walk around Town Square! Join us in a casual walk with plenty of socializing and fun. Green beads will be given out at the beginning of the walk. Remember, we are one – together we shine!

 

Common Area Maintenance

Alligators are becoming more active as they are hungry and looking to mate this time of year. They will be moving from pond to pond, usually in the evenings, so be aware of your surroundings, especially when walking your pet. This type of activity usually lasts until the end of April when they become more settled.
 
Alligators in a pond or lagoon are a sign of a healthy ecosystem and do not represent a problem with the fish. An alligator in Sun City’s lagoons or on a bank of a lagoon is not an aggressive alligator. Alligators usually become aggressive after they are fed by humans. Feeding alligators is illegal and dangerous. You could face up to a $2,500 fine if you are caught feeding an alligator.
 
A fed alligator is a dead alligator. If an alligator sees humans as a food source, it has a reason to approach them and could become aggressive, meaning it will have to be removed from the community and destroyed. Children and pets should not go near the water’s edge of lagoons.
 
If you think you have an aggressive alligator on your property, contact Common Area Maintenance at (843) 705-4061 during business hours or Security at (843) 705-4083 after hours. They will review the situation and determine the best course of action.

 
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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, Dr. Christopher Madison with Coastal Carolina Hospital discusses managing blood pressure. 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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SCTV News for March 20-26
Tune in to this week's show! The news team speaks with Community Standards Manager Gale McGowan about the new Modifications 101 orientation, the team was on scene for a special speaker at the Dog and Pet Lovers club, and there was lots of green at the St. Patrick's Day tennis social. You won'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

Effective April 3, Resident Services hours will be 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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Facilities Management

New Speed Limit Signs
Three new speed limit signs have been installed at Hidden Cypress in addition to three existing speed limit signs. New crosswalk signs will be installed at a later date

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Golf

Half-Day Maintenance Closure
Hidden Cypress Golf Course will close at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 20 for half-day maintenance.

Making a Request in the Chelsea Tee Time System
Making a tee time request for your next Sun City Hilton Head golf outing is easy thanks to a quick online reservation system. To access this system, simply visit the Golf page on this website and click “Make a Reservation,” or visit http://hiltheadgf.chelseareservations.com. Then, log in with your member ID and password. Here are some tips to make your tee time reservation experience as simple and quick as possible.
  • Tee time requests may be made up to 10 days in advance.
  • It doesn’t matter if you are the first request in the system or the last request made prior to the tee time placement process.
  • Check the calendar of events on the Golf page on this website before setting your tee time to help you choose your course. If one course is scheduled for a tournament or maintenance, make your request for another course.
  • Provide ample time between the earliest and latest time you will accept to avoid the potential of being placed on the standby list. If your range of time is too small, you are likely to be added to the standby list. It is recommended to choose 5 p.m. as your latest tee time.
  • The more linked groups, the larger the window of time needed for tee time placement. This may result in a later tee time. Choosing the option of “Do Not Break the Link” may also cause your group to be placed at a later tee time.
  • Choosing only one or two course options instead of all three courses will limit the number of tee time openings.
  • Choose the option “Course Is More Important” if you have course priority.
  • Choose the option “Time Is More Important” if you prefer to play as close to your requested time as possible, regardless of course selection.
You may adjust or cancel your tee time after you receive a tee time email confirmation.

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March Demo Days
Ping Fitting Day: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. for woods and irons; 1–2 p.m. for wedges and putters
Monday, March 27 at Hidden Cypress Driving Range
This Demo Day was rescheduled from its original date of March 14 due to inclement weather. Please contact Kevin Foley at (843) 705-4017 to schedule a fitting.
 
Cleveland and Srixon Golf: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at Hidden Cypress Driving Range
Come hit the latest irons and woods from Srixon Golf and Cleveland wedges. Please contact Kevin Foley at (843) 705-4017 for any questions. Cleveland wedges are also available at Argent Lakes Golf Club.
 
Wilson Golf Demo Day: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. No appointments necessary. 

      
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Get Golf Ready in Five Days
Get Golf Ready in Five Days returns this spring with dates in March, April and May. If you have always wanted to play golf or be reunited with the game in a beginner-friendly environment, this is the program for you. The program consists of five 90-minute classes over six days. Click here for a schedule. Cost is $99. Golf clubs are available for those who need them. Proper golf attire is required. Sign up at Argent Lakes Golf Shop or contact Kevin foley at (843) 705-4017 or Kevin.Foley@schhca.com

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Hidden Cypress Closeout Sale
The in-stock Wilson Profile boxed sets are on sale for $199 (original price $299) at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. These sets are great for beginning golfers or as an additional set for traveling Sun City golfers to keep locally. There is one ladies left hand set and one men’s left hand set remaining.
 
There is also a closeout sale on Wilson Demo Clubs.
Click here to see the list of clubs available.   

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March Golf Clinic Calendar
Perfect your putt or smooth out your swing with golf clinics at Sun City's courses. Click here for the March 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

Group Exercise Class Cancelations
The Total Body Toning class scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, March 20 at Hidden Cypress is canceled. Group exercise classes scheduled in the Hidden Cypress Ballroom are canceled Wednesday, March 29 and Friday, March 31 as room dividers are repaired. 

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Pool Deck Cleaning Closures
Lakehouse Outdoor Pool will be closed from 8 a.m.–noon Monday, March 27 and Riverbend Outdoor Pool will be closed from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday, March 30 for pool deck cleaning. 

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Summer Children's Pool Hours Start April 1
The summer children’s pool hours will begin Saturday, April 1 with schedule below. Alternative pools are subject to change. Please remember guests under 16 years old must be accompanied by a resident host. Resident hosts are responsible for supervising their guests. Boisterous play such as running on the decks, diving, throwing objects and sitting on adults’ shoulders is not allowed. Children are not allowed in the resistance pool at Barataria.

Barataria Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday (Closure alternative: Riverbend).
Hidden Cypress Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday; 3–7 p.m. Saturday (Closure alternative: Lakehouse Outdoor Pool).
Lakehouse Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Saturday (Closure alternative: Hidden Cypress).
Riverbend Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday (Closure alternative: Barataria). 

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Optimal Breathing Workshop
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the Lakehouse, Ballroom
During this workshop, you will learn about nasal versus mouth breathing and why mouth breathing may cause health issues; conscious versus unconscious breathing, the power of breath and key breathing techniques; the breath mind connection and how it can change your life; and the impact of proper breathing on stress and anxiety. Cost is $30; register and prepay at the Lakehouse. 

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Caregiver Support Group
10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29 in Hidden Cypress, Coosaw/New River Rooms
Caregiving can take a heavy toll if you do not get adequate support. This group meets every last Wednesday of the month. This is a free forum facilitated by Tidewater Hospice. No signup necessary. 

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IT Services

Webhelp Moving to Palmetto Commons
Effective April 3, Webhelp will move to Palmetto Commons and will be by appointment only by calling (843) 705-4054. Webhelp services are currently available from 9 a.m.-noon Fridays in the Pinckney Hall lobby.
 

Lifestyle Services

Fees for Event Setup Support
Per the 2017 Schedule of Fees, any resident, Club, Group or Neighborhood function that requires extra equipment or manpower, or is hosting a charity benefit without rental fees, shall be subject to a $200 charge for Banquet Setup Technician Support (includes setup and breakdown). Please contact Lexi Lee in Lifestyle Services for more information.

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Handicap Seating Event Ticket Purchases 
There is now a new option for residents who wish to purchase handicap seating. Handicap and companion seating purchases are no longer available online. Please either visit the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall or call Lifestyle Services at (843) 705-4027 to purchase handicapped seating. If companion and handicap spaces have not been sold one week prior to the performance, the companion seats will be released for purchase to the general public. 
 


Movie Change

The Matinee Movie showing of Wild Oats on Tuesday, March 21 is canceled due to maintenance work in Magnolia Hall.  

 

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Tickets on Sale Now! Ed Asner in A Man and His Prostate

7 p.m. Saturday, April 8 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at Magnolia Hall
Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner stars in this one-man show written by former Tonight Show with Johnny Carson writer Ed Weinberger. A Man and His Prostate chronicles the agonizing, yet comedic, experience of a man who encounters prostate issues while vacationing in Italy.
Click here to read more about this hilarious show. Tickets are $28 with a limit of four tickets per household. Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall.

 

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Upcoming Trips with Lifestyle Services

St. Simons Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 18. Cost: $135. Celebrate the Christ Church on St. Simons Island’s 64th annual Tour of Homes. The group will visit exclusive homes and favorite island landmarks on Sea Island and St. Simons Island. Historical stops include Christ Church, Wesley Memorial Gardens, St. Ignatius Church and Musgrove Plantation. Lunch is included at Sea Palms Resort. Click here to download the registration form. Registration form and checks can be dropped off at Lifestyle Services. Contact Lorraine Allen Tours at (843) 208-2229 for more information.
 
Cumberland Island and Fernandina Beach, Florida: Tuesday, April 18. Cost: $120. Travel to this quaint waterfront village of shops, restaurants and boutiques. Lunch is included at a local restaurant before you board a sightseeing boat for a narrated cruise around Cumberland Island, the southern-most of Georgia’s Golden Isles.
Click here to download the registration form. Registration form and checks can be dropped off at Lifestyle Services. Contact Norma Gourley at (843) 705-6774 for more information.

 

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Lifestyle Services Health Lecture Series

Pinnacle Medical Group Presents Life is Beautiful – Love Every Season
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at the Hidden Cypress Ballroom

Dr. Audrey A. Klenke, of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, Jennifer Burks, APRN, CNM, of Pinnacle Women’s Health, and Sheree Tuttle, licensed esthetician, of Pure Medical Spa, present Life is Beautiful – Love Every Season. Wine and cheese reception begins at 5 p.m.; presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. Sign up in the Seminar Binder in Lifestyle Services or call 815-6699 to RSVP. Space is limited.  

 

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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.  
 
Feature Film Sunday – Neil Young: Heart of Gold: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Magnolia Hall. Tickets are $5. Enjoy this intimate musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed during the world premiere of his Prairie Wind concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during the summer of 2016. Wine and cheese will be served from 2–3 p.m. in the Magnolia Hall Lobby.  

 

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Clubs and Groups

The Okatie Creek Duplicate Bridge Club will continue teaching beginning bridge lessons at 1 p.m. through March 18 at the Yemassee Crafts Center card room. Lessons include basic bidding concepts, competitive bidding, bidding and responding with game-forcing hands, defensive strategies and carding. Course syllabus and FAQ available by clicking here. Advance sign up not required; $5 per session. For more information, call Ed Bailey at (770) 490-8338.

 

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Veterans Association Hosts Vietnam Combat Veterans
The Sun City Veterans Association will host Lt. Col. W. Larry Dandridge, U.S. Army Ret., at 7 p.m. Monday, March 20 in Magnolia Hall. Larry is the author of Blades of Thunder and was a combat attack helicopter pilot in Vietnam. A special guest will be Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Maj. Kenneth E. Stumpf, U.S. Army Ret., also a Vietnam combat veteran. All Sun City residents are welcome to attend. 

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The SunScribers will host "WORDS... Written, Read and Sung" from 6–9 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at the Lakehouse. The event will include entertainment, music, readings and book signings by our talented authors. Snacks, coffee and drinks will be available. All Sun City residents are welcome.

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The Forum Club will host Dr. Al Panu, chancellor of the University of South Carolina Beaufort, at 9 a.m. Friday, March 31 at Magnolia Hall. He will provide an update on the university and plans for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Come early for coffee and donuts.
 

Food and Beverage

Check out the live entertainment lineup for Okatie Creek Clubhouse:
Chris Paul: 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. 


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