Schedule 2019 - 2020
October 17th - A HospitaBull Evening: Bulls Bistro Tastings (Limited to 20 attendees, guests are welcome)
November 8th - Tai Chi: Gentle Movement Demonstration, and lunch at Taste of Hong Kong (Limited to 20 attendees)
December 16th (or 17th) - Selby Holiday Lights Wonderland [Lights in Bloom], and dinner at P.F. Changs (Limited to 22 attendees, guests are welcome)
January 7th - Variety in Venice: featuring a Venice Theatre “Behind the Curtain Tour”, “V”elicious Lunch and Venice Avenue Shopping (Limited to 25 attendees)
February [date TBD] - High Tea
March 28th - Sarasota Ballet, Romeo and Juliet at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, matinee performance and early dinner at Amore Restaurant (Limited to 26 attendees, guests are welcome)
April 3rd - Gadabouts Feedback and 2020-2021 Coffee and Cream Planning Session
April 19th - Sailor Circus Spring Show: The “Greatest Little Show on Earth" (Limited to 25-35 attendees, guests are welcome
May 1st Uno de Mayo (early Cinco de Mayo celebration) (Limited to 25 attendees, guests are welcome)
On November 8, 2019, Gadabout members attended and participated in a Tai Chi demonstration. Instructors provided an overview of Tai Chi history and the health benefits that can be gained through the combination of gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness. The session had a relaxed ambiance and was very informative. It was also a little surprising to some participants because of being reacquainted with specific muscle areas. It was a great introduction to another culture’s form of exercise that has gained a lot of popularity in the USA. To finish off the function, the group enjoyed lunch at a local Asian restaurant.
On October 17, 2019 twenty members of the UPWC Gadabouts attended a HopitaBull Bulls Bistro tasting at the USF Sarasota-Manatee Culinary Program. The tasting menu was picnic-themed and the four courses included devilled eggs, watermelon salad, Waldorf salad sandwiches and caramel apple nachos for dessert. The students managed all aspects of the function - menu selection, food prep, reservations and seating under the watchful eye of their instructors. The attendees had the opportunity to engage with the students as well as with each other while enjoying the tasting session. This outing allowed us to support the university and the hands-on student effort. It was a new way to experience Happy Hour for many of us - and who knows we may have just met and encouraged a future famous chef or restaurant owner!
On April 26, 2019, this season's Gadabout Volunteers enjoyed a brunch hosted by JoAnn Snedeker and Maria Meredith as a thank you for their efforts in organizing successful functions for our membership (see first 4 photos in photo album above). Afterwards the group shared and discussed ideas of what activities would be pursued for the 2019-2020 season. The collective decision was to revisit some favorite locations with a new slant, and to offer several new functions. We’re excited and looking forward to announcing our plans as soon as they are finalized. Stay tuned for next season!
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The Gadabouts joined up with the UPWC Francophiles met for a splendid tour of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens on April 12th, 2019. Twenty four ladies were delighted with the Gauguin exhibit and the beauty of the Selby Gardens.
On February 1, 2019 the Gadabouts took steps together in a line dancing class at the Dancing on the Suncoast Studio. Perhaps starting a little rusty, it didn’t take long to discover our synchronized talents. Following the instructor’s lead, everyone picked up the steps quickly, with hints of personal style. Missteps were few, but laughter was contagious. It was a great way to ‘get moving’ and shake up the day! Lunch followed at the Apollonia Grill.
On January 11th, members of Gadabouts met for lunch at The Rosemary, followed by a tour of ABC7 Studios. The tour was given by Amber Casart, executive producer of the station. We met with various personnel including news anchor Scott Dennis and weatherman John Scalzi. All agreed the experience was most informative and enjoyable!