The month of August has arrived, and once again the events calendar is packed full of socials and excursions here at the Villages of Citrus Hills. As we begin to wind down the summer of 2016 and prepare for the upcoming fall golf season, this month will give us the opportunity to enjoy time with friends and neighbors, and also time to work on our short game!
Whether you are interested in social events, recreational sports like golf and tennis, or just knowing when to plan on heading to one of our excellent restaurants for dinner, we’ve got you covered with just about everything that is happening around the Villages of Citrus Hills this month. Let’s dive in and get started!
August will jump off to a fun start with the Dance Party that is scheduled to happen in the Hampton Room on Thursday, August 11. There will be live music, dancing, and a cash bar from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and the cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests.
Trivia Junkies like the “Cool Cats” and “In the Hunt” who won the Trivia Challenge in June and July will be back to compete in this month’s challenge on August 16 in the Hampton Room. The menu this month will include Chicken Parmesan and Baked Haddock.
If you are new to the Villages of Citrus Hills, you won’t want to miss the New Member Social that is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 at Skyview Restaurant from 4 pm to 6 pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet and get to know other members who are new to the community.
A group of baseball fans will be heading down to Tampa on Monday, August 22 to watch the Tampa Bay Rays host the Boston Red Sox. Tickets for members are $45, which includes a ticket to the game, round-trip transportation, and a Tampa Bay Rays hat!
Another exciting musical event this month will be Copacabana Night in the Hampton Room on Thursday, August 24. Espresion Latina and DJ Benny Cruz will be performing live music throughout the evening, and the menu will feature Cuban Pulled Pork and other Cuban specialties.
You also won’t want to forget that the last Sunday of the month is Summer Splash Sunday at the Activity Center Pool. This month, the party will feature variety pop duo Robert and Mandy France. There will also be lemonade and iced tea provided.
Golf & Tennis
On August 15, Ocala National Golf Club will be hosting the VIP Card Tournament. This tournament will be scored using the individual point quota format, and the shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 am.
If you are looking to improve your golf game this month, there will be free golf clinics for beginners on August 8, 9, and 10 at 11 am. There will also be intermediate clinics on August 16, 23, and 30 at 11 am.
This is a great month to take advantage of those free clinics, because the Citrus Hills Labor Day Open, the Skyview Ryder Cup Tournament, and the Skyview Men’s Shoot-Out are all right around the corner in September.
You can also participate in the Free Beginners Tennis Clinic at the Skyview Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 9 at 11 am. This is a great place for anyone who is new to tennis to learn the game in a fun and friendly environment.
The biggest dinner special of the month is going to be the Pacific Rim Wine Tasting hosted by Skyview Restaurant on Tuesday, August 30 from 6 pm to 9 pm. This will be a delicious four-course meal with four perfectly paired wines from the Pacific Rim. Tickets are $39 per person.
Our friends at Skyview Restaurant will also be having a Bay Scallop & Shrimp Night on August 9, a New England Clambake on August 18, and a Mixed Grill Night on August 23. Yum!
Over at the Tiki Bar and The Grille, you won’t want to miss Cheeseburger in Paradise Night on August 4 or the Mixed Grill Special at the Grille on August 12.
With the month of August having even more social events scheduled than we are used to, it might be hard to find any time at all to head over to BellaVita Spa. But if you do, you’ll definitely want to ask about their Revitalizing Seaweed Wrap and Oxygenating Bubble Facial specials this month!