The new year has officially arrived, and we are planning to make 2019 the best year ever here at the Villages of Citrus Hills. With all of the holiday fun in our rear view mirror, the folks at the Activity Center are planning on rolling right back into all of our regularly scheduled monthly activities and events.
Whether you are looking for fun social events to meet new friends, fascinating educational talks, competitive golf and tennis, or just a great meal in the month ahead, we have got you covered with all of the biggest and best things that you definitely want to have on your calendar.
The first big event of the new year will be the return of Tasty Trivia Tuesday in the Hampton Room on January 15. The theme for this month's questions will be "World History," and the buffet will feature Meatloaf, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mashed Potatoes, and Corn O'Brien.
There will be another game show style event in the Hampton Room the following Tuesday with a Name That Tune Dance. This January 22 event will feature a fun combination of game show excitement and dancing fun.
Then the final social event of the month will be a Dinner Show and Dance on Thursday, January 31 in the Hampton Room. This party will include a full buffet dinner with Bourbon Pecan Chicken and Baked Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce followed by a dance party featuring everything from rock and roll to swing and soul.
The first big event of February will actually be one that can help fill up your calendar for the rest of the year. There will be an Activity Club Showcase featuring more than 50 of our most popular clubs in the Activity Center on Saturday, February 3. If you are interested in getting involved with any of the Activity Clubs, this is the best place to introduce yourself.
Arts & Education
The Healing Power of Music will return to the Hampton Room on Wednesday, January 9. This is an evening seminar with Gayle Cohen that includes a fascinating talk about starting the year off on a positive note…and there's a cash bar!
Lunch & Learn will also be back this month on Monday, January 14 in the Garden Room. Local author, model, and actress Jeanne Rajaunier will be discussing her experiences with famous author Henry Miller. Then there will be a light lunch of
Sliced Roast Beef Wraps and Pasta Salad served.
The Activity Center will be hosting another DocTalk event on Monday, January 28 featuring Dr. Gerilyn E. Cross talking about Biodentical Hormone Health.
Golf & Tennis
Competitive golf is also going to be getting off to a hot start in 2019 with the Citrus Hills New Year's Open on Saturday, January 5. That fun competition will then be quickly followed by the Skyview Men's Match Play Championship on January 7 and 8.
January will also be a busy month for the women golfers in our community with The Oaks Course hosting the Ladies' Winter Invitational on Friday, January 11 and the Ladies' Citrus Cup Club Championship on Friday, January 18.
If you made it your New Year's resolution to get more involved with golf or tennis here at the Villages of Citrus Hills, you can do just that by signing up for the Newbie Nine Hole League that plays every Thursday on The Meadows Course.
You could also plan on attending the Free Beginners Tennis Clinic at the Skyview Tennis Center on Tuesday, January 8.
Having dinner with friends more frequently is a New Year's Resolution that we highly recommend, and Skyview Restaurant is offering up two great opportunities to do just that this month with their Reds of the World Wine Dinner on Tuesday, January 8 and
their Skyview Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, January 19.
There are also some exciting dinner specials in the works at The Grille this month. They are planning a Comfort Food Family Feast on Sunday, January 6 and a Post-Holiday Blues Wine Party on Thursday, January 17.
In between all of the fun social events and competitive activities, you might also want to block off some private time for yourself this month, and BellaVita spa is definitely the place to do that with their Cranberry Enzyme Facial and Vanilla Wild Plum Ultimate Spa Pedicure specials all through January.
With all of the fun things to see and do around our community this month, there is no reason for anyone to suffer from any type of post-holiday depression. The only thing to get down about here is that there are too many things to do and not enough time in the month!
And, just a reminder…