eNews for April 27, 2017


Top News
Sun City Courses Recognized for Environmental Excellence
May SunSations Delivery
Seacoast Security Shredding
June Ticket Sales
Chartered Club General Meeting
We Shine: Mini Muffins for Mom
Hurricane Workshop Coming in May
Save the Date for Villa Meeting
Mayfest Tickets On Sale Now
Please Pick Up After Your Pets
SCTV Seeks Volunteers


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
Contact Your Board of Directors

Executive Office
We Shine: Mini Muffins for Mom

Common Area Maintenance
Be Gator Safe

Communication
May SunSations Delivery
This Week On Healthy Living


Community Standards
Please Pick Up After Your Pets

Facilities Management
RV Campsites Available for Guests

Golf
Sun City Courses Recognized for Environmental Excellence
Policy Reminder – Driving Range Baskets and Balls
Hidden Cypress Golf Shop Sale
Tour Edge Demo Day
Get Golf Ready in Five Days
May Golf Clinic Calendar
Hole-in-One Reports


Health and Wellness
Lakehouse Indoor Pool Closure
Group Exercise Class Cancelations
Pilates Plus Begins May 8
Journey to Self-Discovery Through the Enneagram
Physical Therapy Corner – Heart Health


IT Services
Download mySun City App

Lifestyle Services
June Ticket Sales
Seacoast Security Shredding
Lowcountry Wind Symphony Presents It’s All American: Celebrating Great American Composers
Saturday Nightlife: Frank Sinatra Tribute
Tickets On Sale Now for Mayfest 2017
Movies at Magnolia Hall 


Clubs and Groups
All About Art Club Spring Art Show and Sale
Lifestyle Services Director Jackie Merritt Speaks to ROMEO Group
Veterans Association Flag Collection
Get Your Tickets for Pop Goes the Music!
Avant Gardeners Club Presents 16th Sun City Garden Tour


Food and Beverage
Live Music Schedule
 


Top News

Sun City Courses Recognized for Environmental Excellence

The Sun City Hilton Head Okatie Creek and Hidden Cypress golf courses were redesignated as “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.
 
To achieve this certification, the courses had to prove they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and safety, water quality management and conservation, and more. Director of Golf Maintenance Rick Barnes led the recertification process this year.
 
Tara Donadio, Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Programs at Audubon International said, “Sun City Hilton Head's Okatie Creek and Hidden Cypress Courses have shown a strong commitment to their environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property.”

 
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May SunSations Delivery
Keep an eye on your lower box Friday, April 28 for the delivery of May SunSations! This issue showcases Sun City in bloom for spring. Flip through for features on the upcoming Ready or Not: Hurricane Workshop, the updated Hurricane Preparedness Guide coming out in June, and how you can get involved with Sun City’s Board Appointed Committees. You can also read the magazine online beginning Friday, April 28 by logging into this website. Click the SunSations logo to start reading. We hope you enjoy this issue of SunSations!

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Seacoast Security Shredding 

8–10 a.m. Friday, April 28 in the Pinckney Hall Parking Lot
Seacoast will shred and properly dispose of all your personal documents. Two trucks will be on site and Safety & Service volunteers will be directing traffic. Please follow the cones and stay in your vehicle until it is your turn. 

 

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June Ticket Sales 
Tickets for all June events, including Fear Factor Kids Camp, go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday, May 1. Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall.
 
Chartered Club General Meeting

9 a.m. Thursday, May 4 at Pinckney Hall
All Chartered Club presidents can attend this informative meeting to review club materials and get answers to questions about club procedures. Refreshments and pastries provided by Hilton Head Solar.  


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We Shine: Mini Muffins for Mom

8 a.m.–Noon, Friday, May 12 at the Lakehouse, Palmetto Commons and Pinckney Hall
The Community Association will pay special recognition to the mothers in the community for Mother’s Day. Come out to the We Shine: Mini Muffins for Mom event for a free mini muffin and coffee provided by the Community Association. 


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Hurricane Workshop Coming in May

Mark your calendar for the Ready or Not: Hurricane Workshop at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25 in Pincnkney Hall. Attend one of these sessions to find out what to expect from the Community Association when a hurricane threatens the Lowcountry. 


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Save the Date for Villa Meeting

Learn all about the 2017 Villa Neighborhood Property Insurance Program and the flow of communication for villa residents at the Villa Meeting from 1–3 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at Magnolia Hall. 


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Mayfest Tickets On Sale Now
5 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at the Lakehouse
Get your tickets today to celebrate your lifestyle at Sun City Mayfest 2017! Shop club merchandise and bring your lawn chairs to enjoy a concert by The Swingin’ Medallions. There will be food trucks, beer, wine and other drinks available for purchase. Golf cart parking is suggested and a free wheelchair-accessible trolley service from Pinckney Hall will be provided from 4:30–9:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the band begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8. Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall.


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Please Pick Up After Your Pets

While you and your pets are out enjoying the warm Lowcountry weather, please be mindful of your responsibilities as a pet owner. Per the Community Rules, pet owners are responsible for picking up pet waste in all areas of Sun City. Failure to pick up animal waste and/or improper disposal, failure to comply with Dog Park Rules per Community Rules Section 5.8 or having an unleashed pet off resident property, except the Dog Park, could result in a fine. The Community Rules are available to read by logging in to this website and clicking the “Schedule of Fees and Community Rules” link on Resident Central.


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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

Contact Your Board of Directors

The Board of Directors sets the policy and strategic direction for the community. Board members can be reached by emailing board@schhca.com. Individual contact information is listed in SunSations.


Executive Office

We Shine: Mini Muffins for Mom
8 a.m.–Noon, Friday, May 12 at the Lakehouse, Palmetto Commons and Pinckney Hall
The Community Association will pay special recognition to the mothers in the community for Mother’s Day. Come out to the We Shine: Mini Muffins for Mom event for a free mini muffin and coffee provided by the Community Association.  

 

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

May SunSations Delivery

Keep an eye on your lower box Friday, April 28 for the delivery of May SunSations! This issue showcases Sun City in bloom for spring. Flip through for features on the upcoming Ready or Not: Hurricane Workshop, the updated Hurricane Preparedness Guide coming out in June, and how you can get involved with Sun City’s Board Appointed Committees. You can also read the magazine online beginning Friday, April 28 by logging into this website. Click the SunSations logo to start reading. We hope you enjoy this issue of SunSations!

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This Week on Health 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. Eric Gwynn, a urologist, discusses robotic surgery for men and women. 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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Community Standards

While you and your pets are out enjoying the warm Lowcountry weather, please be mindful of your responsibilities as a pet owner. Per the Community Rules, pet owners are responsible for picking up pet waste in all areas of Sun City. Failure to pick up animal waste and/or improper disposal, failure to comply with Dog Park Rules per Community Rules Section 5.8 or having an unleashed pet off resident property, except the Dog Park, could result in a fine. The Community Rules are available to read by logging in to this website and clicking the “Schedule of Fees and Community Rules” link on Resident Central.

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Facilities Management

RV Campsites Available for Guests
RV Campsites are provided for the convenience of residents’ families and guests. This facility is not open to the public. To make a reservation, call (843) 705-3433 and follow the prompts. Messages will be answered Monday through Friday. Reservations should be made two weeks in advance and payment is accepted at the Main Gate on Hwy. 278 at the time of arrival. The maximum length of stay is seven nights in any 30-day period. A member of the Campsite Committee will escort guests to their campsite between 2 and 5 p.m. If the guest does not arrive by 5 p.m., the site may be assigned to someone else. Pets are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash and their owners pick up after them. Checkout time is 11 a.m.  

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Golf

Sun City Courses Recognized for Environmental Excellence
The Sun City Hilton Head Okatie Creek and Hidden Cypress golf courses were redesignated as “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.
 
To achieve this certification, the courses had to prove they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and safety, water quality management and conservation, and more. Director of Golf Maintenance Rick Barnes led the recertification process this year.
 
Tara Donadio, Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Programs at Audubon International said, “Sun City Hilton Head's Okatie Creek and Hidden Cypress Courses have shown a strong commitment to their environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property.”

Policy Reminder - Driving Range Baskets and Balls
Please remember that driving range baskets and golf balls are Sun City Hilton Head Community Association property. Driving range golf balls are for use on the day of play only. If you have range baskets or balls, please return them to any Sun City Hilton Head golf course.  

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Hidden Cypress Golf Shop Sale
Stop by Hidden Cypress Golf Shop for the “Take $10 Off the Member Price Sale” on all men’s and women’s apparel (tops and bottoms) through the end of April. 

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Tour Edge Demo Day
11 a.m.–3 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 at the Hidden Cypress Driving Range
Come out to try equipment from Tour Edge Golf. No appointment necessary. 


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Get Golf Ready in Five Days
Get Golf Ready in Five Days continues with dates in 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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May Golf Clinic Calendar
Perfect your putt or smooth out your swing with golf clinics at Sun City's courses. Click here for the May 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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Hole-in-One Reports
William L. Moran had a hole-in-one April 23 at Okatie Creek Golf Course on hole 8 for 108 yards. He used a pitching wedge. This event was witnessed by Bess Moran, Paul Cronin and Dottie White.

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Health and Wellness

Lakehouse Indoor Pool Closure
The Lakehouse Indoor Pool will be closed from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Friday, April 28 during the Learn to Swim program hosted by the Sun City Swim Club. 

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Group Exercise Class Cancelations
The following classes scheduled for Friday, April 28 at Purrysburg Fitness Center have been canceled:
Motion Conditioning at 7 a.m.; PiYo Box at 10 a.m.; Yoga with Weights at 11 a.m.; Indoor Cycling at 12:30 p.m.  

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Pilates Plus Begins May 8
Pilates Plus, a new group exercise class, begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 8 at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center. The class will begin with a moderately paced cardio warm-up, followed by slow, steady isometric strengthening exercises to tone the upper, lower and core muscle groups. The class ends with a slow stretch. Lois will be the instructor.

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Journey to Self-Discovery Through the Enneagram
9:30 a.m. Monday, May 8 at Riverbend
In this workshop led by resident Judy Owen, learn how to unravel the mystery of who we are with the Enneagram. This ancient psychospiritual system identifies the nine distinct habits of thinking, feeling and behaving. Cost is $30. Register at the Lakehouse. 

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Physical Therapy Corner - Heart Health
10 a.m. Friday, May 12 at Hidden Cypress, Coosaw, New River rooms
Join us as we discuss “Hearth Health – Do You Know Your Numbers?” Cost is $5. Sign up and prepay at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center to guarantee your place.  

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IT Services

Download mySun City App
Keep important Sun City Hilton Head information in your purse, pocket and palm of your hand by downloading mySun City, the new Sun City mobile app to your smartphone or tablet. With mySun City, you can request a guest gate pass, keep a resident directory, a list of frequently called numbers, a room schedule and more at your fingertips. Explore what the app can do by downloading it from the App Store or the Google Play store. Just search for “Sun City Hilton Head.” If you need assistance downloading the app, get one-on-one help by calling (843) 705-4054 and making an appointment. 
 

Lifestyle Services 

June Ticket Sales 
Tickets for all June events, including Fear Factor Kids Camp, go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday, May 1. Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall. 
 


Seacoast Security Shredding

8–10 a.m. Friday, April 28 in the Pinckney Hall Parking Lot
Seacoast will shred and properly dispose of all your personal documents. Two trucks will be on site and Safety & Service volunteers will be directing traffic. Please follow the cones and stay in your vehicle until it is your turn.  

 

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Lowcountry Wind Symphony Presents It's All American: Celebrating Great American Composers

7 p.m. Sunday, April 30 at Magnolia Hall
Program selections include music composed by Aaron Copland, John Williams, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa and more. Admission is free; donations accepted. Pick up your complimentary tickets are Lifestyle Services.  

 

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Saturday Nightlife: Frank Sinatra Tribute

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at Pinckney Hall
The Bobby Ryder Quartet will do a tribute to Frank Sinatra like nothing you’ve seen before. You don’t want to miss out on this performance. Tickets are $12.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall.

 

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Tickets On Sale Now for Mayfest 2017

5 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at the Lakehouse
Let’s celebrate Sun City! Shop the club merchandise and eat, drink and be merry with great food, cold beer, wine and other drinks. We will have two great food trucks, Squeaky Beaver and Rollin’ Smoke!  Enjoy an out of this world concert by The Swingin’ Medallions! Bring your lawn chairs and spend the evening with us! WE will have corn hole boards so invite your neighbor and challenge them to a game of corn hole! Golf cart parking suggested and free Trolley service, that has a wheelchair lift, from Pinckney Hall will be provided. Tickets are $8 per person. Gate and cash bar will open at 5 p.m.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall.

 

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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.  
 
Sully: 7 p.m. Monday, May 1 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 at Magnolia Hall. Pilot Chesley Sullenberger becomes a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River to save the passengers and crew. Rated PG-13 for some peril and brief strong language. Stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney. 96 minutes.
 
Mr. Church: 7 p.m. Monday, May 8 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at Magnolia Hall. A lifelong friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother hire a talented cook named Henry Joseph Church. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements. Stars Eddi Murphy, Britt Robertson and Natasha McElhone. 104 minutes.
 
The Sea of Trees: 7 p.m. Monday, May 22 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at Magnolia Hall. A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mount Fuji, and the two search for a way out. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing images and brief strong language. Stars Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe. 110 minutes.
 
Fences: 7 p.m. Monday, May 29 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Magnolia Hall. A working class African-American father tries to raise his family in the late 1950s while coming to terms with the events of his life. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references. Stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson. 139 minutes. 

 

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Clubs and Groups

All About Art Club Spring Art Show and Sale
The All About Art Club continues its Spring Art Show April 28-April 30 at the Yemassee Crafts Center. The show will run 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday, April 28–Saturday, April 29; and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Original art, cards and prints will be for sale by check only.

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Lifestyle Services Director Jackie Merritt Speaks to ROMEO Group
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 May 3, Lifestyle Services Director Jackie Merritt will be the speaker. For more information, contact Phil Wizwer at philwiz@aol.com.

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Veterans Association Flag Collection
The Sun City Veterans Association is hosting its semiannual collection of old U.S. flags for proper disposal and the sale of new flags and poles from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 in Pinckney Hall. Additionally, there will be collection boxes located in Pinckney Hall, Hidden Cypress, Purrysburg Fitness Center and the Lakehouse May 1-5 to collect sundry items to send to U.S. troops in the Middle East. Items requested most by the soldiers are toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, tube socks, deodorant, razors and razor blades, lotion, lip balm, sun screen, wet wipes, foot powder and snacks. 

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Get Your Tickets for Pop Goes the Music!
7p.m. May 11-13 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14 at Magnolia Hall
The Sun City Chorus and Concert Band presents Pop Goes the Music! Come hear these talented musicians as they perform the music you know and love, from Jersey Boys, to Abba, to Simon and Garfunkle! Tickets are $24 and may be purchased from 9–11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Magnolia Hall Box Office, by calling (843) 368-3153, or emailing Suncitytix@gmail.com. Remaining tickets will be available one hour before show time if available. For details, see May SunSations when it is delivered to your lower box on Friday, April 28.
 
The Avant Gardeners will host its 16th Sun City Garden Tour from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday, May 15. Visit seven gardens at the peak of spring perfection. Tickets are available for purchase by calling Irene Randall at (843) 705-9309 or Phyllis Hannan at (843) 705-2741. Tickets are $6 for club members and $9 for nonmembers. Checks only. Proceeds maintain the Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden at Lake Somerset.
 

Food and Beverage

Keep reading eNews Weekly for the latest live music schedule for The Clubhouse at Okatie Creek and Jameson’s Charhouse!

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