The month of October has finally arrived and most residents here at the Villages of Citrus Hills are getting back into their fall routines.
Regular golf and tennis leagues are out in full force, there are football games to watch at the Tiki Bar every weekend, and just about everything we eat and drink is suddenly flavored with pumpkin spices!
In keeping with the pumpkin craze, BellaVita Spa is offering a Pumpkin Spa Pedicure throughout the month of October. This soothing spa pedicure uses a warm pumpkin sugar scrub and a massage using pumpkin aromatherapy, making it a perfect way to kick off pumpkin season at one of the country's finest private spas!
As usual, there are lots of great activities and events to attend around the Villages of Citrus Hills this month. Here are some of the interesting ones that you will want to mark on your calendar.
The social events for October will start on Friday, October 3 at the Skyview Driving Range for another installment of Movies on the Green. This month, the selected movie is Philomena. The movie will start right after sunset around 8:00 pm, and this is a completely free event.
The Skyview Restaurant will be hosting a Military Veteran’s Social on Thursday, October 9 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Retired veterans of all military branches are invited to attend and are encouraged to either wear or bring a conversation starter.
This month’s Trivia Challenge Dinner and Game Show in the Hampton Room will be held on Tuesday, October 21. Last month, the Cool Cats Team took home the $100 prize, but will they be able to win in back-to-back months? The bar for this event will open at 5:30 pm, with dinner being served at 5:45 pm and the game show following at 6:30 pm.
The Chick Chat Luncheon in October should be a real treat as they have scheduled a Fashion Show! Women from Val’s Boutique will be the guests and they will be showcasing fashions by Joseph Ribkoff. Lunch will be a Chicken and Spinach Salad with Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. The event will officially start at 11:30 am, with lunch served at 12:15 pm and the show starting at 1:00 pm.
Sports & Recreation
Anyone looking to improve their golf game will have plenty of opportunities to do so in October. There will be Beginner Golf Clinics held at 11:00 am on October 6, 7, and 8. Then, there will be Intermediate Golf Clinics held at 11:00 am on October 14, 21, and 28.
On Sunday, October 19, Citrus Hills will be hosting the Duffer's Mixer at 3:30 pm. There will also be a Backward Golf Tournament at the Brentwood Golf Course that morning at 10:00 am.
Tennis players won’t want to miss Tennis Taco Fest on Sunday, October 12 at the Skyview Tennis Center. There will be Men’s and Women’s Doubles Round Robin Tournaments from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and then a “Build Your Own Taco Buffet” starting at 3:30 pm. Signups for this even are due by October 4!
If you would like to improve your tennis skills, you will want to attend the Free Beginner Tennis Clinic on Tuesday, October 14 at 11:00 am. You don’t even need to bring a racquet to participate!
As usual, there are some great dinner specials coming this month at each of the Citrus Hills restaurants. The Skyview Restaurant will be serving Surf & Turf on Tuesday, October 7, and a fantastic Octoberfest Feast featuring Pork Schnitzel and Sauerbraten on Tuesday, October 21. There will also be a Wine Tasting Event here on Thursday, October 30 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Not to be outdone by Skyview Restaurant, The Grille is planning to serve Octoberfest Specials for the entire week of October 10 through 16. This specialty menu will feature items such as Lamb Shanks, Veal Schnitzel, Pretzel Encrusted Port Chops, Chicken Paprikash, and Shepherd’s Pie. The Grille will also be hosting a Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 25 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
On Thursday, October 16, The Tiki Bar will be hosting Ladies Night Out with live music from Rock Steady and serving Skinny Girl Drink Specials.
They will also be serving a Steak Night special on Tuesday, October 21. The Tiki Bar is always the best place to catch any of the big football games throughout the week!
As you can see, there is no shortage of social activities, sporting events, or dinner specials around the Villages of Citrus Hills this month. However, those who are keeping an eye toward November will want to note that the 2014-2015 Show Series will be kicking off on Thursday, November 6 with a comedy performance by Bobby Kelton.
Make sure you get your tickets in advance, and have a great month in paradise!