As the hot summer days slowly fade away and we head into another fall season here at the Villages of Citrus Hills, the activities and events calendar is loaded with more fun things to do than ever before.
With standard events like Tasty Trivia Tuesday and a Labor Day Golf Outing to fresh and interesting options like the Victory Casino Cruise and the new Autumn Faire Menu at Skyview Restaurant, there isn’t a single week in September that isn’t packed with excitement.
The first big social event of the month will be the Victory Casino Cruise trip on Wednesday, September 11. The cost of this adventure is $58 for members and $63 for guests, and that includes roundtrip transportation to Port Canaveral, a buffet dinner on the ship, $20 in free play, and plenty of entertainment.
Things will be heating up in the Hampton Room on Thursday, September 12 for the Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-Off and Dance. Whether you are cooking chili or eating it, everyone is going to have a blast at this event with DJ Al Brady from Rocky and the Rollers.
Tasty Trivia Tuesday will be back in the Hampton Room for another contest on September 17. This month's trivia theme is “animals,” and the dinner will feature Broiled Atlantic Salmon with a Lemon Dill Sauce and Chicken Parmesan.
The Citrus Hills Vacationers Club has one more trip to Tampa planned before the Rays finish up their season. On Friday, September 20, there will be a group heading down to the Trop to watch our Rays host the Boston Red Sox for one last time this season.
And if you are still looking for something to do at the end of the month, don’t miss out on the fun when the Activity Center Auditorium welcomes Battle of the Brits: Beatles vs. Stones as part of the Sizzlin’ Summer Show Series.
Tickets for this one are $26 for members and $31 for guests.
Art & Education
The AARP will be sponsoring a Smart Driver Course at the Activity Center on Saturday, September 14. The course will cover everything from defensive driving techniques to tips on dealing with aggressive drivers, and it might even save you a bunch of money on your car insurance!
On Wednesday, September 18 at 2 pm there will be representatives from Visiting Angels leading this month’s Seminar Series. They will be covering the pros and cons of hiring a private caregiver instead of a home care agency.
The Activity Center Auditorium will also be hosting a Piano Workshop for Hopelessly Busy People this month.
On Saturday, September 28 at 2 pm Stan Soehlman will be leading a unique style of
group piano lessons that anyone who loves music won’t want to miss.
Golf & Tennis
September can be a little slower month on the greens, but The Oaks course is hosting a Labor Day Open on Saturday, September 7 at 8:30 am.
This event is open to members and guests, and there will be lunch and beverages provided after the round.
Anyone looking to improve their game before the competition starts to heat up in October should make a point to check out one of the Free Golf Clinics with PGA Pro Mary Slinkard this month. She will be working with beginners on September 2, 3, and 4. Then she will be back to work with intermediate golfers on September 10, 17, and 24.
September is also a great month to get involved with our local tennis community, and the best place to start is the Free Beginner Tennis Clinic at the Skyview Tennis Center on Tuesday, September 10 at 11:30 am.
Skyview Restaurant is leading us into the fall season the right way with a brand-new Autumn Faire Menu available every Friday in September. With entrees like Anaheim Shrimp Scampi, Cornish Hen, Lamb Shank Jardiniere, and Bourbon Salmon, this is the type of menu you can come back for each and every Friday all month long.
In addition to the new Friday menu, Skyview Restaurant is going to be featuring specials like an Asian Night Buffet on September 12, a Surf & Turf Night on September 14, and a Clambake on September 28.
There will also be plenty of great options to choose from at the Tiki Bar throughout the month of September. They will be serving a different special every Thursday evening that will include choices like Fried Chicken, a Shrimp Boil, Barbecue Ribs, and Steak Frites.
With all of these events and activities to choose from, you might have a hard time finding any time to relax this month. But if you are able to block off some quiet time, make sure that you check out the specials like the Pure Fiji Spa Mani-Pedi Combo and the BellaVita Express Facial available this month at BellaVita Spa.
No matter which types of events and activities get you most excited, you are definitely going to want to attend some of the amazing ones planned for this month. Make sure that you mark your calendar so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.