DISCUSSION/REFLECTION

Book Club

The Sea Horse Book Club meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM at the Pink Palace.  We discuss a book each month.  New participants are always welcome.  Check the Newsletter section of the website to find out the monthly selections or any special events. For more information, contact Joyce Hellmann at 910-579-0273.

2023 List of Books

February:  The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

March:  Angle of Repose by Walter Stenger

April:  The Reading List by Sara Nish Adams

Neighborhood Bible Study

This is an open invitation to participate in a truly life-changing activity: Bible Study.  Sea Trail currently has 2 Bible study groups: Monday at 12:30 for ladies and another group meeting on Tuesday at 7:00 PM for men and women.  We use study guides to lead us through our readings and discussion.  No previous experience is required! The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8.  We invite you to contact Peg Frankford for the Monday afternoon group and Gloria Wimmer for the Tuesday evening group. 

Prayer Circle

The Chapel on the Green was dedicated in 1996 by the Prayer Support Circle.  It is a place to pray, meditate or simply find a sense of peace in times of stress. Next to the Chapel is a Memorial Garden which was established in 2000.  Names of deceased Sea Trail residents are etched in bricks to form a walkway through the lovely garden surrounded by beautiful nature and benches for quiet meditation.

  • The Prayer Circle provides the bricks for the Memorial Garden for a small engraving fee. We obtain the engraved bricks and facilitate a brick-laying, when requested.
  • There is a supply of Chapel on the Green note cards for sale at $5 for a box of 10 notes.
  • The Circle works with the Master Association in maintaining the beauty of the Chapel both inside and out.  The committee coordinates the use of the Chapel to ensure the guidelines are followed.

The Prayer Circle prays for people on request and we keep the requests confidential. If you have a prayer request, please call or email the member in your neighborhood as listed below:

  • Osprey Watch:  Kathleen Barthelme – 910-579-1450
  • Crooked Gully Circle: Ellen Belford – 910-579-2629
  • Eastwood Park:  Margaret Mortali – 910-575-7668
  • Sugar Sands:  Kathy Blaine – 910-269-9897
  • Planter’s Ridge:  Georgia Phillabaum – 910-579-8396
  • Live Oak:  Karen Barnhart – 910-880-2902

View Chapel on the Green page

SPORTS/FITNESS

Bowling – River Rollers (3 person Ladies League)

This league plays on Mondays and has a 34 week season beginning the end of August and ending mid April. Play is at the Little River Bowling Lanes starting at 9:30 AM. Play usually lasts about 2.5 hours.  Presently women who live at Sea Trail as well as surrounding communities participate in this league.  There are 20+ teams and averages run from in the 80’s to 170’s – all levels of skill – a fun league with no stress.  Contact:  Mary Lee Brown at 484-919-4168.

Wholly Bowlers League (5 Person Mixed League)

This league plays Thursdays and has a 30 week season beginning/end of August or early September ending mid/end of April.  Play is at the Little River Lanes and starts at 6:30 PM and ends around 9:00 PM.  Presently about 2/3 of this league are residents of Sea Trail. There are 20 teams and averages run from the high 90’s to 190’s – all levels of skill – definitely a fun league – not many serious teams.  Contact Mike (Treasurer for Wholly Bowlers League) at Little River Lanes 843-249-0055 for additional information.

The Sunset Cyclists Bike Club

The Sunset Cyclists are bicyclists who enjoy leisurely rides with friends.  We ride at approximately 9 – 12 mph and a distance of 12 to 18 miles with stops. We ride every Saturday at different times according to the seasonal temperatures.  E-bikes are welcome.  We meet at the parking lot across from the Maples Clubhouse for local rides.  We frequently ride in other locations by transporting our bikes.  If you are interested in joining us, please email Jean Hunt or Charlene Doolittle.

Exercise Classes

There is an exercise class for everyone. For those just beginning and new to the gym and those wanting a challenging work out.  Classes are offered that build strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility and enhance balance.  Water Aerobics classes are also offered during the warm spring, summer and fall months at the Pink Palace pool. Schedules are only posted below when classes are in session.  Join us as all residents are welcome!  For any questions about the classes please email Marsha Ehrsam.

Anthony Merrill, who teaches multiple exercise classes for us at the Creekside building is now available for personal training, instruction on how to use the machines in the fitness center, workout planning and more!  If you would like to schedule an appointment with Anthony or have a question about one of his classes, he can be reached at fit4Life1257@gmail.com or 631-804-8500

 

Line Dancing

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM a group of homeowners meet in the multi purpose room of the Creekside building to do some line dancing.  Tuesday‘s classes are at the beginner level and Thursday’s have a combination of beginner and some more challenging dances.  We always go through the steps before we turn on the music.  It is great exercise and lots of fun.  There is no charge.  We are always looking for more dancers to join us.  For further information contact Pam Fisher 910-579-7685.

Pickle Ball

Courts are open to all for play:

Monday - Sunday 2 - 4 pm  Contact Charlie Winter 910-269-3879 for questions.

Monday 8 - 10 am | Tuesday 10 am - noon | Wednesday 8 - 10 am | Friday 10 am - noon | Sunday 8 am - noon  Contact Kevin Baldwin 910-547-2757 for questions.

Other option for Pickleball courts is Ocean Isle Beach Park located at 6483 Old Georgetown Road. Open 7 days a week 8 am - 9 pm

T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi is here at Sea Trail!  T'ai Chi is often referred to as "MEDITATION IN MOTION".  It is a low impact form of exercise perfect for everyone.  It's an effective way to exercise the body and mind.  T'ai Chi movements are slow and graceful and will help improve flexibility & muscle strength, promote better balance, calms the mind for better concentration, restores energy & puts minimal stress on muscles & joints.  All that's required is your willingness to learn something new and exciting along with comfortable clothing and sneakers.  All classes are taught by a certified T'ai Chi instructor, Dell Simmons.  Classes are held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, click  Exercise Class Schedule to find the times, locations and cost.  For any questions about this class please contact Marsha Ehrsam.

Tennis

Whether your interest is in social mixed doubles or men’s and women’s league play, players at all levels are invited to join and participate. Our goal is to provide members with an opportunity to have fun and enjoy tennis at Sea Trail, as well as the other tennis facilities located in surrounding communities.  If you’re interested in league play, you may also wish to join the Brunswick County Tennis Association and participate as members of the Sea Trail team.  For more information, please contact Henry Lynch 910-575-2805.

Other option for Tennis Courts: Ocean Isle Beach Park located at 6483 Old Georgetown Rd. Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Open 7 days/wk. 8 am - 9 pm.

CARDS/GAMES

Bridge

There is nothing like a good game of bridge!

  • Thursday Ladies Bridge – Thursday Ladies Bridge meets promptly at 9:15 AM at the Pink Palace and welcomes all levels of play. This is open to all owners at Sea Trail.  Check the website calendar HERE (Click on Event Category.  Scroll down to Bridge & Click) for contact information and schedule changes.
  • Fun Bridge – The Fun Bridge group is a party-bridge (NOT duplicate) group that meets Thursday evenings at the MAC from 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM.  Interested players are requested to contact Larry Hershoff at 910-579-1546 or Alan Suvalle at 910-579-5093 in advance so we can ensure that we have 3, 4 or 5 complete tables.
  • No Worries Duplicate – No Worries Duplicate Group meets Mondays from 6:15PM – 9:15PM at various members’ homes for a low key competition once we restock players with interest.  Please contact Larry Hershoff at 910-579-1546 or Dick Saunders at 913-579-6043 in advance so we can ensure that we have 2, 3 or 4 complete tables.

Euchre

This groups meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Pink Palace from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  This club is for people who want to have fun with maybe a little friendly competition.  Couples and singles are welcome!!  The second Thursday of every month is a “rotation” system with a set number of players. We are looking for substitutes for this group.  If you would like to be on the sub list, please text Bethany at 248-421-7190.  The fourth Thursday of every month is a “show up and play” format.  We will play 3 or 4 handed Euchre based on number in attendance.  This is a good opportunity to hone your skills.  No reservation needed. If you have questions, text Bethany at 248-421-7190.

Pinochle

Pinochle meets every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m in the Sunset Room.  We play double-deck pinochle.  We are a friendly, patient group.  If you would like to join us and just “observe” for an evening, you are certainly welcome to do so.  Couples and singles are invited.  Any questions, contact Loraine Kish at 910-575-2440.

SPECIAL TALENTS/HOBBIES

Craft Club

The Sea Trail Craft Club meets twice each month. The first meeting of the month will be a “Craft and Chat” usually held on the first or second Tuesday of the month meeting at the Pink Palace main room.  Members can bring whatever they are working on and share ideas with other members. Please bring a beverage for yourself and a snack to share. The second meeting of the month will be a special class with a vendor or member instructor meeting at the Pink Palace main room or a vendor site.  Join our Sea Trail Craft Club Facebook Page as all information can be found on this page.  Also, you will find the special classes listed under the Events section and will be able to sign-up for these classes or as instructed on the page.  New members and guests are always welcome.  Please keep in touch or post a question or comment on our Facebook Page.  

Sea Trail Fishing Club

A fair number of Sea Trailers like to fish.  Perhaps there are others out there who have an interest but don’t know how to start.  A fishing club is a great way for like-minded anglers to get together to share fishing knowledge, learn from one another or perhaps introduce new anglers to the activity.  The Sea Trail Fishing Club is a social club that meets monthly to do just that.
 
At our meetings, we hear from local fishing expert guest speakers.  We have raffles, socialize and swap fish stories.  Many club members fish together and we can arrange for group charter fishing.  We have an annual fishing contest with year-end awards at our Annual Meeting and Dinner.  Dues are extremely reasonable.  Come join us!  Please email seatrailfishingclub@gmail.com to indicate if you would like to join or just to ask a question.  For further information check us out on our website https://seatrailfishing.com/

Photography Club

The Photography Club is open to Sea Trail residents who are interested in sharpening their photographic skills and sharing their work. Experienced members can share their knowledge and skills with other group members. The group will also organize photo contests and presentations, as well as photography outings to local areas of interest, including beaches, nature parks and historic sites.
 
The club is open to all residents regardless of experience or equipment.  All that is required is an interest in photography, an open mind, and any type of digital camera (smart phone, point and shoot, digital SLR, Mirrorless, etc.).  For more information or to join the club please contact Hilary Halliwell.

Songbirds

The Sea Trail Songbirds Chorus, formed in 1999, was made up of Sea Trail residents who like to sing and have fun.  A patriotic and holiday concert is performed twice a year at TGIF in December and July.

Rehearsals are every Monday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:00 PM at the Pink Palace from September to December and from March through the end of May.  Additional rehearsals are scheduled when we have upcoming performances or to accommodate singers schedules.

We now have about 30 members and continue to expand our membership, our repertoire and our performances. Whether you have lived here for years or have recently moved into our wonderful community, we hope you will consider joining. If you like to sing, you are welcome to join us – there aren’t any auditions.  We have a lot of fun and sing some great music as well!  If interested, contact Gail Treglia 301 639- 3964  or Bev Dague at 910-575-3397.

WINE & DINE

Friends, Food & Wine

Membership in Friends, Food, & Wine ( FF&W) is open to all residents of Sea Trail.  Dinner groups of 4 couples enjoy each other’s company four times a year:   January-February, March-April, May-June, and October-November.  The host couple confers with the other three couples to decide on a mutually agreeable date for the dinner. The host couple prepares the main course, the other three couples bring the appetizer, soup/salad and the dessert. Each couple also brings a bottle of wine to the host house.  If someone in the group cannot make it to the dinner it is the host’s responsibility to find a substitute couple; the substitute does not have to be in the FF&W group, they can be a friend or neighbor.  The FF&W committee provides the recipes and sets up the rotations. Everyone will get the opportunity to meet and dine with new couples.  Friends, Food & Wine is a great way to enjoy an evening with your fellow Sea Trailers, enjoy a great dinner, experience new wines and make new friends.

Hosts for 2023:

  • Betty & Chuck Scott at 412-576-4220
  • Mary Lou & Ken Dunbar at 412-576-4220

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday)

TGIF is an informal gathering of new property owners and long time neighbors, alike. It is a casual opportunity to make new friends and connect again with old acquaintances. BYOB & a snack for yourself or on many occasions there is a Food Truck on site to purchase food.  We also like to plan some musical entertainment so dancing can be on the agenda too!  Arrival time at the Pink Palace is 6 PM and we clean up around 8.  You are welcome to bring your neighbors, friends and house guests as well. Come as often as you would like.  Hope to see you there!

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS

Cancer Support Group

Cancer – a very scary word! Dealing with cancer is not easy, but no one has to go through it alone if they choose not to. There are people at Sea Trail who have gone through it and are willing to help those who have received a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers navigate the difficult road ahead. The Sea Trail Cancer Support Group is a group of Sea Trail residents who have either been diagnosed with cancer or are care-givers for someone who has. The purpose of the group is to use the experience of the members to help those who are newly-diagnosed or currently undergoing treatment understand what they may experience during their struggle with cancer and find the resources they need to cope. The group suspended operations due to the COVID pandemic, but if there is interest it will be restarted. For information, contact Cherle or John Rothermel at 910-579-5263 or by email at cherlerothermel1@gmail.com  or rothermel@atmc.net.  For more information, please click Cancer Support Group

Garden Club

“Bloom where you are planted” is more than the motto of the Sea Trail Garden Club – it is the example the members try to set by balancing social events with service and outreach. While not being a “traditional” garden club, STGC is a social and philanthropic organization providing a welcoming bridge to Sea Trail life for newcomers, members and guests.

Meeting on the second Tuesday of most months, the meetings include a variety of informative and inspirational programs. Some recent programs have included a field trip to a local recording studio, a presentation by the Sea Trail Turtle Watch Program, discussion of archaeology digs in our area, and a lecture delving into the paranormal. Fund raising activities such as auctions, raffles and garage/bake sales provide money for donations to local Brunswick County charities and scholarships.

Garden Club On-the-Go schedules group trips to interesting locales such as Brookgreen Gardens, The Biltmore House in Asheville, SC rice plantations, Downtown Charleston and a cruise on the InterCoastal Waterway.

The STGC is open to and welcomes all women currently residing in Sea Trail. The annual dues are $30.  For more information please contact Kim Urban.

Granny’s Closet

Are your grandchildren coming to visit and you need equipment for them?  Do you need medical aids after a procedure?  Let Granny’s Closet help you if we have what you need available!  We have the following to borrow:

  • Cribs, highchair, pack n play, bed rails, gates, booster seat, or a high chair/youth chair etc.
  • Medical aids such as crutches, walker, wheelchair, bath/shower chair, or bedside commode.

If you would like to borrow items from Granny’s Closet, please contact one of the following:  Diane Kreuzburg at 910-579-4333 or Chris Woods at 910-579-0052 or Eileen Chamberlain at 910-579-3111.  They will check if the item you want to borrow is currently on their list and if so will give you the lender’s name and phone number to contact.

PLEASE NOTE:  Since many items were being stored at homes of those with grandchildren now grown and therefore no longer needing the item, this particular list has gotten shorter.  So if you have items you would like to add to Granny’s Closet and store in your home for others to borrow, please contact one of the ladies above.  They will be glad to add your item and your contact name and information to either of their inventory lists.

PORCH Food Collection

PORCH is a food collection opportunity within our community for residents to help the ever-growing number of families in Brunswick County who need food. This effort will be Sea Trail wide and is supported by the Master Association.   Once a month, a team of volunteers within Sea Trail will place a tub/box/container on their porch or at the end of their driveway where residents can drop off non-perishable, non-expired food items. The donations will then be taken to The Lord’s Food Pantry, sorted, weighed and distributed to 11 different charitable groups in our county.  Your donations are so important to this program in helping those who are currently in need.  You can help by either dropping off food and/or volunteering with the program. If you have any further questions, email Ellen at lala28468@gmail.com