New Restrictions for Events at Both Clubhouses

 

During a meeting of the OVCA Board that took place on Sept. 8, the following motion was approved regarding the occurrences of activities taking place in the North and South Clubhouse:

    • Limit capacity to 75
    • No food or beverage
    • Masks must be worn at all times
    • Clubs using the Clubhouses require proof of vaccination be presented to participate in the event
    • All events are open to residents only, except entertainers and guest speakers

These restrictions will continue until the day after the Oct. 19 OVCA meeting (unless the Board votes to continue them).

This motion passed with a vote of 11 in favor and 3 opposed.

Below is a list of upcoming in-house events and their requirements as well as scheduled events that are now canceled.

CANCELLATION:

The House & Garden Club’s Sept. 13 meeting at SCB will not take place.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Players Sought for Table Tennis Group

If you are interested in joining a group for regular table tennis games, to be played on the second floor of the South Clubhouse, please email Wayne Cotter (wcotter999@gmail.com). Players of all skill levels are invited. Table tennis is a fun way to stay in shape and meet new people and, unlike outdoor tennis, you can play all year!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

  

The Movie Club Presents A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers (Tom Hanks). Vogel approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger’s empathy, kindness and decency soon chips away at Vogel’s jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past. The movie will be shown on Friday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at NCB and on on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at SCB at 2 p.m. $1 admission. Popcorn will NOT be served. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

 Funseekers Welcomes Bobby Morrill on Sept. 14 at SCB

Details about Funseekers Sept. 14 event — featuring a performance by versatile musician Bobby Morrill– are in the Aug. 16 and Sept. 1 issues of The Villager. This event is open to Funseekers members only. Membership dues are $15. Admission to the program is $4. Policy Changes: Vaccination cards and masks are required. Masks must be worn throughout the entertainment portion of the event. Do not bring food or drinks to this event. Refreshments will not be served. Questions? Call John Fratarcangeli at 203-503-4364.

 OV Karaoke Club Meets Sept. 24

Karaoke takes place monthly. The next event will occur on Sept. 24  in the South Clubhouse Auditorium from 6:30-9 p.m. Come sing or just listen to your friends and neighbors showing off their talents. Masks are required. Do not BYOB, food, and refreshments. Proof of vaccination required for those who did not attend the Aug. 20 Karaoke.

 Pletman Concerts Resume on Sept. 26

Bivolita, A “Bessarabian” Chamber Klezmer Quartet, will perform at the North Clubhouse at 3 p.m. on Sept. 26. Bivolita (Bee-vo-lee-tsa) draws its repertoire from the early, European sources of Jewish instrumental wedding music but finds contemporary interpretations derived from the diverse musical experiences of its members. Assembled through many years of travel and research, the program includes suites that link nearly forgotten ritual melodies—the dobridens, Mazeltovs, scotchnes, and volichs—with more commonly known American klezmer repertoire and co-territorial Moldavian dance music. The name of the quartet derives from the bison (“bivol” or “bivolita” in Romanian) on the coat of arms of the principality of Moldova. Admission is $5. Refreshments will NOT follow the performance. Update: Proof of vaccination and masks are required.

A piano recital by Eden Chen is scheduled for Oct. 17. On Nov. 21, the Pletman Concert performance will feature chamber music.

 Call for Art for Fall Art Show

The theme for the fall Galerie OV show is “Transitions – From Autumn to Winter and Beyond.” This could be a seasonal transition showing autumn colors, birds flying south for the winter, a first snowfall or, in a broader sense, a transition in life. Let your imagination run wild. It’s all about being creative with the theme. All mediums and styles are welcome. Preference will be given to artists whose work was withdrawn from the summer show due to space limitations.

 Bring your artwork to SCB on Friday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. All work must be securely wired across the back to hang on our system. Masks are required.

This show will run from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. The opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. The COVID-19 virus situation at that time will determine whether or not we can hold this event. Questions? Contact Barbara Stewart at barbsmt@yahoo.com or 203-612-1373.

The OV Book Club Will Discuss The Girl With Seven Names on Oct. 6

The book for Oct. 6 is The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee. A sad and beautiful story of a girl who could not even keep her name, yet overcame all with the identity of what it is to be human. The author brought the human consequences of global inaction on North Korea to the world’s doorstep … Against all odds she escaped, survived, and had the courage to speak out. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.. The Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at the NCB Library at 7 p.m.

Dance Party on October 16

A Saturday Night Dance Party on Oct, 16  will be held in the South Clubhouse Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. This monthly event is your chance to show off your moves while getting some great exercise!  A variety of dance music will be played from the 1940s to today. Do NOT BYOB, food, and refreshments. Masks are required. Proof of vaccination required for those who did not attend the August or September Karaoke events.

 

​ONGOING EVENTS:

 ARTS GUILD EXHIBIT

The summer exhibit, “Water Water Everywhere,” featuring artwork created by OV residents, is on view at the South Clubhouse through Sept. 30. Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite piece. The artists who gets the most votes will receive a People’s Choice Awards. Masks are required to view the exhibit.

BINGO

Bingo, presented by the Men’s Club, is played on the third Thursday of the month (excluding December) at 6:30 p.m. at SCB. The next game will be played on Oct. 21.

 BOCCE

Bocce is played on Thursdays, weather permitting, at 10 a.m. outdoors at NCB.

 CURRENT EVENTS

The Current Events Discussion Group meets in SCB Card Room 1 at 10 a.m. on alternate Wednesdays; upcoming meetings are Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1. Masks are required.

DOLLCRAFTERS

Dollcrafters meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays in the NCB Library. Masks are required.

DROP-IN BRIDGE

Drop-in Bridge takes place on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the NCB lounge. All levels of bridge players are encouraged to attend; no need to bring a partner. There is no fee to participate. For information, contact Wendy Swain at 203-386-9125. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY

The Ladies Bible study meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, beginning Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the NCB Library. Online studies will be offered on the first and third Fridays of the month, beginning on Sept. 17. Questions? Call Carolyn Charnin at 203-269-9151 or Tina Vermette at 203-375-0291. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for indoor meetings.

 LOW-IMPACT EXERCISE

Low-impact exercise classes, taught by Renee Zinn, are held  at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays at  NCB. Bring weights and water. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.

MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Healthy Lifestyle Discussion Group will next meet in the SCB Back Card Room at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Masks are required.

 

QUILTING GROUP

Village quilters meet at the NCB Card Room on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Masks are required.

TEA, TALK & CRAFTS

 Tea, Talk and Crafts meets at 1 p.m. on Thursdays next to the kitchen at SCB beginning Sept. 9. Annual dues are $10. Questions? Call Irene Sanzone at 203-378-2010. Masks and proof of vaccination required.

 

WRITER’S GROUP

The Oronoque Village Writer’s Group (OVWG) is a group of writers who enjoy the challenges of writing and of sharing their work in a trusted environment. Members commit to attending workshops twice a month in a respectful, supportive and professional environment with hopes of expanding their writing and publishing horizons. Members include published authors and hobbyists. Works include essays, memoirs, poems, short stories, treatises, humorous tales and heart-wrenching histories.  The group meets on alternate Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the card room at SCB.  For information, contact Mary W. von Ziegesar at MvonZ@optonline.net or call 203-767-9760. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.