This week in Rainberry Bay:

Updated event info: Myrainberrybay.com (click on Calendar) or Beacon

Reminder:

Roads Project: (information is sent to you as we receive it from our contractor)

The milling portion of the roads project will begin either 12/8 or 12/9. The actual paving will begin 12/12.  This is for what they called “Phase 1”. That is the section just west (to the left) of the front gate.  More info will follow as soon as it is received.  Do NOT Park your car on the circle until advised.  If you live in the sections by the entrance/clubhouse and will not be here to move your car in the next few weeks, please leave a key with a neighbor. Not yet, but soon.

At this point they are regrading the streets around the storm drains.

 

No work will be done over the weekends - please don’t park on the circle and please don’t park on the sidewalk. For now, there is no need to move your vehicles.

 

Landscaping for next week – all weather permitting, subject to change:

Next week:  

Trim crew will be working down 25th Ave 14th and 15th streets just before Riviera Dr, and going into Riviera next week as well.

 

Spraying: working down 13th and headed to 29th ave.

 

 

Board Meetings: (zoom links will be sent). We expect meetings going forward to all be hybrid meetings (clubhouse plus zoom).

Dec 14 –6:30 Resident’s Concerns – a one-on-one with a board member (all 3 Assoc)

            7pm Master Meeting

Recordings of meetings will be made available on the myrainberrybay.com website. Click on The Videos Link – they are password protected – contact the office for the password.

Please call the office, 561-272-6560, during regular business hours. They are there to answer your concerns. Please use the website to input your work orders.

THEATER / SUNDAY MOVIES @ 7pm – no charge

Dec 4 – Top Gun Maverick, provided the screen is fixed today (12/2). If it cannot be shown a sign will be put at the front door or another eblast will be sent.

Dates to be added and are subject to change.

 

Board Update:

The office is allowing residents inside. One person at a time.  The office is being monitored and recorded.

The boards use vendors such as Gisondi for Painting and Atlas for Roofing.  We have been very satisfied with their work and level of customer service for many years.    While they are very responsive to work orders, we do not have complete control over their schedules.  We do monitor work orders and address any that seem to be open longer than expected.

 

Please note that pools 1-4 close at dusk.  The time may vary but once it is getting dark, we must lock those pools. This is a requirement since we do not have “night lighting” at those pools. ”Under state codes, regulated pools cannot be open at night (defined as 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise), or when adequate natural lighting is not available, unless the pool and pool deck have proper lighting for the safety of patrons.”

You will see various vinyl animal blow ups in the pools in an effort to control the iguana and frog issue at the pool.  Please know that these are NOT to be used as floats or to indicate that residents or guests can bring other float devices to the pools.  If the floats are present when you want to swim, please put them on the side of the pool.  If the pool is empty when you are prepared to leave, kindly replace them in the water.  We are hopeful that this will help us keep our pools clean and free of unwanted animals.

Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, not longer than 6’.  Dogs and cats may not roam around the community and should remain in your home or under your care at all times.

 

Green Comm:

Not too late to register for the Gardening Workshop! Deadline to register: 12/5/22 Date of Workshop: 12/14/22 - In addition to the 3 plants you will take home, we are hoping to have native Florida Everglades tomato plant seedlings ready for you. See more info about workshop under Green Committee.

 

RB LIBRARY

In addition to NEW BOOKS by bestselling authors, and popular DVDs you can borrow, our library features a range of fiction and nonfiction books and pocketbooks, which you can browse and return at your convenience. (We even offer JIGSAW PUZZLES!)

Checkout hours:  1:00-3:00pm, weekdays, (Browsing: 24/7) More info in the Beacon.

 

NOMINATING/SEARCH COMMITTEE

Seeking qualified Rainberry Bay volunteers interested in serving on one of the three boards:

Master, Homes, Villas.

Contact Nominating Committee Chair, Deb Peters @(5-ONE-6) 516-987-8618

Qualifications:

*a deeded owner

*current with maintenance payments

*have no felony convictions, unless such felon’s civil rights have been restored as per statute. 

 

21st. CENTURY CLUB PRESENTS OUR 2022-2023 SEASON

 Book your tables early for the best seats.  We are selling tickets every Monday and Thursday from 4 to 5 PM in the Theater.  If you would like to make a reservation or buy a ticket in advance, contact Sue Dresner @ 917 882 0973

 PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE FOR THE MEET LOAF SHOW!

 

Friday, December 16th.  8PM Tickets $20l  

Meet Loaf: The Ultimate Tribute to Meat Loaf     

If you love the music of Meat Loaf, get revved up because Meet Loaf really ignites and faithfully captures operatic vocals along with the epic theatrical show Meat Loaf fans have come to love, Meet Loaf. 

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Saturday, December 31st. 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM, tickets $25, The Flyers   

Let's bring in the New Year together, close to home.  Join us as we have a blast with one of Rainberry Bay's favorite bands, The Flyers. The Flyers have a classic sounding Rock, Funk, Blues, Soul way about them.  They are a multi-instrumentalist band. Ring in the New Year with a band that will have you dancing and happy. CHAMPAGNE AND PASTRIES AT EACH TABLE (COMPLIMENTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY CLUB)

 

Saturday January 14th. 8PM Tickets $20, Almost Abba: The #1 Tribute to Abba

This fabulous group is a must see if you love ABBA

 

Sunday January 29th. 8PM Tickets $20, Absolute Queen: Queen Tribute Show Band

Absolute Queen is the most authentic Queen Tribute Show band on the Planet. All of the hits are covered including the Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Soundtrack.

 

The balance of the shows will be shown as they get closer.

We provide bottled water and ice with buckets.  BYO snacks and drinks. All shows cabaret style in the Rainberry Bay Theater

 

GREEN COMMITTEE

Vegetable Gardening Workshop: Wednesday, December 14 at 2PM

Register and pay by 12/5/22 so that supplies can be purchased.

This workshop will show you how to pot herbs and tomatoes. Each person will take home a parsley, a basil, and a tomato plant that you will pot yourself. Cost is $15 that covers all supplies. Bring your own gardening gloves, we supply the plants, soil, and plastic pots. Make checks out to Vinnie Ardillo. Register for class by   emailing helensohne@gmail.com - You must register and pay ahead - no walk-ins on the day of the workshop.

 

>The popular pill bottle collection is back.  We will start collecting empty pill boxes now.  The pill box collection basket has moved to the room where the vending machines are in the Clubhouse.

Remember: Translucent bottles only i.e brown, blue etc.

No white bottles from over-the-counter meds

 

Please try to remove the label with your personal information on it or at least black out information.

 

Pill Bottle Collection Resumed: We are again collecting empty translucent containers with the label removed or your name blacked out. The container for collection is now located in the back hall of clubhouse across from the cork wreath. The pill bottles will be taken to the Lois Pope pet clinic, the animal hospital connected with Tri County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton.

 

We will be selling blue and red reflectors at the Art, Craft, and Flea Market on 12/11/22. The forms to register for this program will be available. Also, we hope to be selling some Florida native transplants, so hope to see you at the Market!

ON STAGE

Rainberry Sings is ready to go for our Sunday, February 19th performance at 7pm.

Preliminary rehearsals are under way and we can’t wait to give you a great night of entertainment.

Tickets which are $10 go on sale beginning December 16th.

Advance ticket reservations can be made at tickets.onstage@yahoo.com.  SUBJECT:  SINGS

We could use some help back stage and with props.

Contact: Neill Klein onstage.rainberry@yahoo.com

 

We have added a new and different show on March 15th, 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale January 16, 2023

Judi Mark: Merely Marvelous: The Songs of Gwen Verdon

Judi’s New York reviews from earlier this month have said "THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE A BETTER PERFORMER TO ILLUSTRATE THE ICON’S LEGACY"

Advance ticket reservations can be made at tickets.onstage@yahoo.com.  SUBJECT: JUDI

 ALL OF ON STAGE ADVANCE TICKET ORDERS, will be set aside for pickup on any regular sales day or as will call on the night of show.

REMEMBER, YOU MAY INVITE YOUR GUESTS FROM OUTSIDE OF RAINBERRY TO ATTEND ALL ON STAGE PERFORMANCES BUT YOU MUST CALL THEM IN AT THE GATE TO GAIN ENTRANCE.

Any questions contact: onstage.rainberry.com

 

MIX N MINGLE

Aloha to all you beautiful Rainberry Residents! Aloha brings warmth & affection to those around you to make everyone feel welcomed & friendly toward one another. This is the focus of The Mix-N-Mingle Club for our ALOHA PARTY!  We would love seeing each of you that have been part of the community for years or those of you who are new! Come out and meet and mingle with your neighbors. Our club has planned your Aloha Party for Sunday January 8 in the Theatre from 2-4. The club is setting up a photo booth corner for fun and giggles! Dress yourself up and take some pictures! You might catch yourself in an upcoming Beacon! There will be food, 50/50 & raffles. Please feel free to bring your drink choice and we will have ice for your convenience. We would love to have a head count by December 20th so please call or text Debbie 646 235 4086 or send us an email Themixnmingleclub@gmail.com We look forward to seeing & meeting & mingling with all of you!!

POOLS AND SPORTS

POOL RULES  

Pools #1-4 open from dawn until dusk (there is no set time as this changes seasonally).  Pool #5 is open from dawn until 11pm, adults only.

Only pool noodles are allowed in the pools, no floats. Please check the posted rules. Remove the floats that are kept in the pool to deter critters when you swim and replace them when you leave.

Do not go into the pool/spa unaccompanied. Anyone with incontinence (child or adult) should not go into the pools.  Please shower before going into the pool. Only licensed Service Animals are allowed in the pool area. No others are allowed, by law.

TENNIS COMMITTEE

On Monday Dec 5th, there will be a free tennis clinic at 8:30 on Monday December 5. The limit is 8 people so please sign up Friday 2nd or Saturday morning the 3rd. Its first come, first serve and the sign up box is inside the pro shop. There are alternate spots on the signup sheet in case someone cancels. There may be another clinic during the Christmas holidays. 

 

There be also a tennis exhibition in the next few weeks and date will be announced soon. Nancy Abel abelscuba@gmail.com 917-913-0583

TENNIS CLUB

Tuesday, December 6th with a shotgun start at 5PM:  For the fourth year, we will be hosting mini-golf at Putt’n Around followed by dinner at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza.  Our event includes a round of mini golf and dinner that includes salad, wings, meatballs, and pizza. 

 

The number of people who can attend is limited by the size of the outdoor dining space at Anthony's.  This has been a popular event and we sold out reservations very quickly last year and even had a wait list.

 

The cost for the event remains at $25 for Tennis Club Members and $30 for Non-Members.  We will be selling reservations on Mondays and Thursdays at the Theater from 4 to 5PM.  You can also buy a reservation on Wednesdays at the Tennis Center from 11AM to noon.

 

You can put together your own foursome or we can make one for you. Pennie

 

PICKLEBALL HOURS:

The next Round Robin is Dec.11th and Dec.18th at 4 pm, warm ups at 3;45 .

 

Rosa Torres Tumazos is giving her beginner classes in December on the

6th,8th, 13th and 15th at 4 pm. Please contact Rosa if you have any questions

at 732-687-3965.

 

 Calvin the tennis pro will be giving a pickleball clinic on Dec. 7th at 8 AM

for 1 hour for beginners and intermediate players for the first 8 players that sign up.

Please sign up at the courts where the sheets will be on the board.

 

PING PONG (Table Tennis Club)

Bring a drink and wear shoes you can move in that are not too “grippy.” 

Play: Monday & Wednesday from 12-2 and Friday from 10a-12p

Please note that we sometimes break earlier. Coming earlier is best.

For more information: Helen Sohne 561-376-9789

 

CLASSES

BOOK DISCUSSION

The book for Dec 15 is,” The Life List” by Lori Nelson Spielman.

A perfect pick for the holiday season. The book is about love and family. The deceased mother of the protagonist (Brett) loved her daughter, Brett, and wanted Brett to have a life that would make her happy, which is not the one she’s leading. Brett is to receive a large inheritance from her deceased mother, if she can complete a list of goals, which were actually Brett’s list made by her younger self.

Books are available in the RB library, as well as the local libraries, and on line.  Please read the book, so you can join the discussion. All are welcome to attend.

 

See you Thursday, December 15, 1:30 in the MCR. Nancy Effrain 561 877 9166

 

FRENCH CLASSES

In January, Brainberry U will be sponsoring an intermediate French class, taught by Donna Gouin. This class is for you if you have an interest in French AND you have already studied French in high school or college. It is not for strict beginners, but for anyone who studied the language in the past and wants to refresh their knowledge. It will be held on Wednesdays, at 1:30 pm, starting on January 18. Please let Donna know if you would like to attend: dongouin1@gmail.com

 

EZ FITNESS CLASSES – Muscles in Motion

Classes are M W F 9 – 10a.  For the health and safety of all, we ask that non-vaccinated people wear a mask throughout the session or abstain from participating. Questions? Call Madeline Bochner 561-279-2062

 

FLOWER MAKING/CRAFTS

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10a in the clubhouse craft room. Come join the fun. Call Babs Heller 561-352-1030

CANASTA

Canasta Play every Monday, 2-4pm in the MCR. Learn the game Canasta or refresh your game.

 

WATER AEROBICS – check for pool closings

Water aerobics classes are held at pool 1, Wednesdays at 11:30am.  Any questions – Nan 610-613-9181

NIA CLASSES (low impact dance aerobics)

Classes are held every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Men’s Cardroom of our Clubhouse.

Contact Helen Sohne: 561-376-9789 / niadelray@gmail.com

GENTLE YOGA with Deb Mayes

Deb Mayes mayesda1@gmail.com  $20 / month or $10/class

Saturdays 10a, bring a mat.  Mondays 10a Chair Yoga, no mat needed.

Yoga helps students maintain their current level of health and in some cases counteract some of the negative effects of aging.

CARD-MAKING WORKSHOP

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 10:15, clubhouse craft room. All supplies provided. Fun and interesting! No experience necessary. Supply fee - $4.  Any questions – Madeline Hincken mhincken@gmail.com

CURRENT EVENTS

Please join us every Thursday, 10:30am, in the Men’s Cardroom, for a lively and stimulating conversation on local, national and international events of the week. Present your opinion on these important topics or just hear what your neighbors have to say. Differing opinions appreciated and encouraged. NEW PARTICIPANTS invited. Nancy and Jack Effrain 562-508-6525. 

 

ART, CRAFT AND FLEA MARKET

The 4th Annual Holiday, Art, Craft and Flea Market – Sunday, December 11th 10:30a - 3:30p, Tennis Center Grounds (outside).

Come see, enjoy and/or purchase hand-made works of art and other items. This is the perfect time to buy your holiday gifts.

Come with your neighbors and friends. Don’t forget to call in your visitors.  We have the most artistic and creative people around. Prepare to be amazed.

CDC health regulations will be in effect on this day.

Interested in a table? Fill out and return the application (which can be found in the CH lobby), placing it in the Classes mailbox in the clubhouse by December 3rd. Contact Joyce Poses- 561-276-7594

 

Your Community Needs You!!

Do you enjoy receiving your copy of the Beacon each month?

We are currently publishing a 32-page version with paid advertisements from residents and area businesses. The Beacon started with our first residents in 1979 and has had several editors. It is self-supporting and is a committee of the board.

 

Today, the existence of desktop publishing and word processing software allows us to create layouts for publishing in print, in color, and in digital formats. Many of you have used these kinds of programs in your business. There are two types of pages in desktop publishing: digital pages and virtual paper pages to be printed on physical paper.

 

We are currently using MS Publisher on a PC, but you can use any program that supports page layouts. You don’t need to be a graphic designer or a writer to edit the Beacon. This is your chance to make the Beacon your own. You can be as creative as you want. It truly becomes a labor of love.

 

If this interests you, please reach out to me (or answer this eblast). I will be leaving Rainberry in the 1st quarter. Karen Wells, Editor

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OUTSIDE RAINBERRY

DO NOT CALL LIST

Register your cell phone or landline on the Do Not Call Registry:

https://www.donotcall.gov/register.html

 

Registrations on the National Do Not Call Registry DO NOT EXPIRE. If you have previously registered your number, there is no need to register again.

 

ATLANTIC AVE HOLIDAY PARADE

We are ringing in another holiday season with the Yuletide on Atlantic Parade! The festivities will occur on Thursday, December 1st, at 6:30 p.m. starting from Riverside Drive, heading west on Atlantic Boulevard. Join us for a dizzying display of eye dazzling floats, marching bands, dancers and a variety of other amazing entertainment, including the big guy, Santa, himself!

Rain date: December 9th