GOLF, TRAVEL, HOLIDAYS & MORE!
The month of May has arrived, which means that many of our friends and neighbors are preparing to head north for the summer. However, those of us that are planning to remain in the Villages of Citrus Hills for the summer will have no shortage of events and activities to keep us busy this month!
In addition to blooming flowers and warmer weather, the month of May also brings us this year’s Ballroom Dance Schedule. The month of May will be dedicated to learning and performing the Two Step. Certified instructor Butch Philips will be leading classes in the Activity Center Auditorium every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.
The summer months are also likely to get you thinking about taking a vacation. The Activity Center is definitely on top of this one because they already have two cruises planned during the month of May. There is a group going on a Grand Mediterranean Cruise from May 6 through May 17, and another group is planning to cruise to South Africa from May 22 through June 3. You can find out more information about either of these trips by contacting the Activities Center Service Desk.
Social Events & Activities
Movies on the Green will return to our community on Friday, May 16. Families and friends will gather around 8:00 pm at the Skyview Golf Driving Range for our best replication of a drive-in movie night. The movie being shown is Gravity, and it will begin as soon as the sun goes down!
On Tuesday, May 20th, there will be a Trivia Challenge Dinner & Game Show event hosted in the Hampton Room. Dinner for that event will include Baked Tilapia Almondine and Baked Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce. Dinner will begin at 5:45 pm with the game show following at 6:30 pm.
Chick Chat will be getting together at The Grille on Friday, May 30 at 11:30 am. This Ladies’ Social Luncheon for Citrus Hills Members will feature guest speaker Deborah Bloss, who will be discussing the 12-week Citizen’s Academy program that teaches about local government.
Sports & Recreation Events & Activities
On May 10, Citrus Hills will be hosting the Diez de Mayo Golf Tournament on The Oaks Course. This tournament is open to anyone and the entry fee includes beverages and a lunch following your round. The tournament is scheduled to start at 8:30 am.
The Skyview Tennis Center will be hosting a free clinic for beginners on Tuesday, May 13 at 11:00 am. Anyone interested in learning more about the game is welcome to attend. Instructors will be teaching the basic rules, scorekeeping, and skills needed to play tennis. Proper shoes will be required, but racquets will be available to borrow.
On Monday, May 26, The Skyview Golf Course will be hosting its Annual Memorial Day [Skyview Hole 9] Tournament. This tournament will start at 8:30 and will feature different categories for men, ladies, and mixed teams. There will also be an optional BBQ following the tournament.
If you are looking to improve your golf game during the month of May, there will be plenty of opportunities to attend golf clinics at Citrus Hills. There will be clinics for beginners held on May 5, 6, and 7. There will also be clinics for intermediate golfers held on May 13, 20, and 27.
Both The Skyview Restaurant and The Grille will be serving specials for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11. The Skyview Restaurant menu will feature sit-down dining entrees like Prime Rib, Baked Stuffed Swai Filet, Chicken Piccata, Filet Mignon Bordelaise, Salmon Waterford, and Pan-Seared Duck Breast. The Grille will feature a traditional brunch buffet with carving stations and dessert.
On Tuesday, May 13, the Skyview Restaurant will be serving their Seafood Night special. Guests will be given their choice of Salmon, Grouper, or Snapper and then given choices of Garlic Dill Cream, Almondine, Pineapple Salsa, or Caper Beurre Blanc as a sauce for their fish.
The following week, on Tuesday, May 20, the Skyview Restaurant will be celebrating their Ribfest special. Guests will be able to get this summer started right with traditional BBQ ribs or BBQ chicken along with all of the classic BBQ sides.
The Skyview Restaurant will then be putting on another BBQ dinner for Memorial Day the next Monday. From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on May 26, the restaurant will be serving a festive buffet of Bratwurst, Fried Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork, Corn on the Cob, Carolina Cole Slaw, Boston Baked Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, and Apple Crisp.
As you can see, from Mother’s Day through Memorial Day, there is no shortage of great activities and events planned to keep everyone in Citrus Hills busy for the entire month of May. Between the social events, sporting activities, and fantastic brunch and dinner specials, there is no excuse not to be active and social over the next month!