eNews for March 2, 2017


Top News
Be Gator Safe
Handicap Seating Event Ticket Purchases
Boat/RV Parking Information
Movie Changes
Half-Day Maintenance Schedule Changes
Resident Directory Delivery Underway
SunSations Available Online Friday
Home & Garden Expo This Weekend
Get Modifications Answers at Modifications 101
Join Us for the Shamrock Walk
Volunteer for SCTV


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
GBAC Hosts Sen. Tom Davis

Executive Office

Common Area Maintenance
Be Gator Safe

Communication
SunSations Available Online Friday
This Week On Healthy Living
SCTV News for March 6 - March 12


Community Standards
New Modification Applications

Facilities Management
Boat/RV Parking Information

Golf
Half-Day Maintenance Schedule Changes
March Demo Days
Get Golf Ready in Five Days
Hidden Cypress Closeout Sale
March Golf Clinic Calendar


Health and Wellness
Group Exercise Class Cancelations
Group Exercise Class Location Change
Physical Therapy Corner – Cardiac Rehab and You: Improve Your Cardiac Health with Exercise


IT Services
Get Computer Assistance at Webhelp

Clubs and Groups
Stardust Orchestra to Headline Lions Club Concert
Art in the Park This Weekend
Continuation of Beginning Bridge Lessons

Food and Beverage
Live Music at Sun City Restaurants
 


Top News

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 705-4061 during business hours or Security at 705-4083 after hours. They will review the situation and determine the best course of action. 

   
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.

 
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Boat/RV Parking Information 
The administration of the Boat/RV parking facility has moved to the Facilities Maintenance Department and is no longer housed in Palmetto Commons. Call (843) 705-3433 for questions and more information.    
 
Movie Changes
The movie Miss Sloan, which was originally scheduled for Monday, March 6 has changed to The Finest Hours. The Matinee Movie featuring The Finest Hours scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 has been canceled as a result of maintenance in Magnolia Hall on this date. The movie Hacksaw Ridge, which was originally scheduled for Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 21, has been changed to Wild Oats.

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Half-Day Maintenance Schedule Changes

Due to rain, Okatie Creek Golf Course has changed its half-day maintenance to take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9. Argent Lakes Golf Course will no longer be closed on Monday, March 6 for half-day maintenance. 


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Resident Directory Delivery Underway

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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SunSations Available Online Friday

The March issue of SunSations will be available to read at this website Friday, March 3. Simply log in with your member ID and password and click the SunSations logo to start reading. We hope you enjoy this issue of SunSations!


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Home & Garden Expo This Weekend

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Pinckney Hall and the Pavilion
Looking to improve your home? Stop by the eighth annual Home & Garden Expo! More than 70 home improvement vendors will be present to answer questions, showcase their specialties and suggest ways to beautify your home. There will be drawings for great prizes! Free event.

 

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Get Modifications Answers at Modifications 101

2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Magnolia Hall
Make Modifications 101 a part of your home improvement plans this spring! Attend this brand-new orientation session to learn the ins and outs of the modifications process and get your questions answered. 

 

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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! 

 

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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.
 

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Board Of Directors/Board Appointed Committees

GBAC Hosts Sen. Tom Davis

Sen. Tom Davis will be the guest speaker at the next Government and Business Affairs Committee meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, March 3 at Hidden Cypress. He will discuss issues of interest before the South Carolina legislative session now in progress.


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 705-4061 during business hours or Security at 705-4083 after hours. They will review the situation and determine the best course of action.


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Communication

SunSations Available Online Friday

The March issue of SunSations will be available to read at this website Friday, March 3. Simply log in with your member ID and password and click the SunSations logo to start reading. We hope you enjoy this issue of SunSations!

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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, Terrilyn Sassmann, Volunteer Services Manager with Coastal Carolina Hospital, discusses volunteering. 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 6-12
This week’s show features the Home & Garden show and Art in the Park.  Remember to tune in to this week’s show for those stories and more. 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

New modification applications are now available on the community website. The Community Standards Department redesigned the previous form and created four new project-based applications. You only need to complete one per project; just fill out the application that pertains to you: fee based, non-fee based, pools or landscaping. A list of fee-based and non-fee based projects are listed on the respective applications.
 
To find the applications, sign in to this website and click "Documents" on Resident Central. From there, click "Other" and the applications will be listed under the "Forms" section.  

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Facilities Management

Boat/RV Parking Information
The administration of the Boat/RV parking facility has moved to the Facilities Management Department and is no longer housed in Palmetto Commons. Call (843) 705-3433 for questions and more information.

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Golf

Half-Day Maintenance Schedule Changes
Due to rain, Okatie Creek Golf Course has changed its half-day maintenance to take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9. Argent Lakes Golf Course will no longer be closed on Monday, March 6 for half-day maintenance. 

March Demo Days
Taylor Made: 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Tuesday March 7 at Okatie Creek Golf Course
Are you in need of a new driver or set of irons? Sign up for a 30-minute fitting with the tech representative by calling the Okatie Creek Golf Shop at (843) 705-4653.
 
Tour Edge: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 at Hidden Cypress Driving Range
Makers of the Hot Launch 2 clubs and other quality golf clubs at value prices. These are great for new and experienced golfers. Please contact Kevin Foley at (843) 705-4017 for any questions. Tour Edge clubs are also available at Argent Lakes Golf Club.
 
Ping Fitting Day: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Hidden Cypress Driving Range
Club fittings from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and putter and wedge fittings from 1–2 p.m. Please contact Kevin Foley at (843) 705-4017 to schedule a fitting. Ping clubs are also available at Argent Lakes Golf Club.
 
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.  


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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-minut 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. 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.
 
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 following group exercise classes are canceled on Friday, March 3:
Purrysburg Fitness Center: 7 a.m. Motion Conditioning; 10 a.m. Piloxing; 11 a.m. Yoga With Weights
Hidden Cypress Fitness Center: 2 p.m. Hatha Yoga


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Group Exercise Class Locations Change
The Total Blast class at 8 a.m. Mondays has been moved to Hidden Cypress Fitness Center. The Full Body Circuit class at 8 a.m. Mondays has been moved to Purrysburg Fitness Center. 

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Physical Therapy Corner - Cardiac Rehab and You: Improve Your Cardiac Health and Exercise
10 a.m. Friday, March 10 at Hidden Cypress, Coosaw/New River Rooms
Join us as we discuss ways to improve your cardiac health with exercise. Sign up at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center. Cost is $5
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IT Services

Get 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

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.

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Movie Changes 
The movie Miss Sloan, which was originally scheduled for Monday, March 6 has changed to The Finest Hours. The Matinee Movie featuring The Finest Hours scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 has been canceled as a result of maintenance in Magnolia Hall on this date. The movie Hacksaw Ridge, which was originally scheduled for Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 21, has been changed to Wild Oats
 


Home & Garden Expo This Weekend

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Pinckney Hall and the Pavilion
Looking to improve your home? Stop by the eighth annual Home & Garden Expo! More than 70 home improvement vendors will be present to answer questions, showcase their specialties and suggest ways to beautify your home. There will be drawings for great prizes! Free event. 


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Meet the Author - Tim D. Johnston

7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at Pinckney Hall
Come check out the new Meet the Author series for 2017! Beaufort resident and author Tim D. Johnston discusses his short story collection Friday Afternoon and Other Stories. A movie based on the title story is in development. Pinckney Perk will be selling fresh Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and snacks. Free event, no sign up necessary.


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Funny Business - Karen Morgan

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Magnolia Hall
5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Pinckney Hall
Born in Athens, Georgia, comedian Karen Morgan’s Southern accent is a glitch in Maine, where she now lives. A former trial attorney and full-time mother, Karen Morgan began a career in comedy, appearing in theaters, comedy clubs and on radio and televisions across the country. 

 

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Upcoming Trips with Lifestyle Services

St. Patrick’s Day Bus Trip to Savannah: Sold out.
 
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.
 
The TEN Tenors – The Power of Ten: Monday, March 20 at the Johnny Mercer Theater in Savannah, Georgia. Cost: $149. Enjoy dinner and a show as you experience the TEN Tenor take on the most dynamic songs in the world, soaring through rock and pop anthems. Round trip transportation and dinner at the Lake Club in Hilton Head Lakes is included.
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 Lorraine Allen Tours at (843) 208-2229 for more information.

 

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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 Finest Hours: 7 p.m. Monday, March 6 at Magnolia Hall. The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril. Stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster. 117 minutes.
 
Wild Oats: 7 p.m. Monday, March 13 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at Magnolia Hall. When Eva receives a $5 million life insurance check instead of the expected $50,000, she and her best friend head out for an adventure of a lifetime. Rated PG-13 for sexual content. Stars Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange and Demi Moore. 86 minutes.
 
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 Sun City Lions Club invites all residents to a wonderful night of music by The Stardust Orchestra, featuring Michael Schwartzkopf, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Magnolia Hall. Penney Lynn Smith and her new group, Versatility, will also perform. Tickets are $23 per person. For more information and tickets, call (843) 705-6236. All proceeds benefit local Lions charities.

 

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Art in the Park This Weekend
Mark your calendar for Art in the Park from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Yemassee Crafts Center. Artists from the All About Art Club, Ceramics Club, Sew What Stitches & Crafts Club, Glasscrafters Club and Woodturners Special Interest Group will have art to sell. The Mountain Strings and ukelele group will provide entertainment while attendees enjoy demonstrations, activities and celebrate the arts.

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Come learn how to play bridge with the Okatie Creek Duplicate Bridge Club at 1 p.m. Saturdays March 4 through March 18 at the Yemassee Crafts Center Card Room. Lessons cover basic bidding concepts, competitive bidding, responding with game forcing hands, defensive strategies and carding. A course syllabus can be found at bridgewebs.com/okatiecreek. Advance signup not required. $5 per lesson. Call Ed Bailey at (770) 490-8338 with questions.

Food and Beverage

Check out the live entertainment lineup for Okatie Creek Clubhouse:
Cheryl Christine: 6–9 p.m. Saturday, March 4.
Chris Paul: 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 21.


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