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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-579-0273.
Neighborhood Bible Study
This is an open invitation to participate in a truly life-changing activity: Bible Study. Sea Trail currently has 3 Bible study groups: Monday at 12:30 for ladies and 2 groups meeting separately 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 either Anne Giordano 910-579-8601 or Gloria Wimmer 910-579-1424 for more information.
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. The doors are always open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Property owners with their access card may also access the Chapel additional hours from 7:00 to 9:00 AM and 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The Chapel is available to residents for small weddings (capacity about 30), commemorations or memorials. The committee coordinates the use of the Chapel to ensure the guidelines are followed.
Next to the Chapel we also have 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. Bricks for the Memorial Garden can be secured for a small engraving fee. We obtain the engraved bricks and facilitate a brick-laying, when requested. Please contact Kathleen Barthelme at 910-579-1450 or email@example.com for further information.
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 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:
The Sunset Cyclists are bicyclists who enjoy leisurely rides with friends. Three Saturdays a month we do a local ride of 12 to 15 miles with frequent rest stops and enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant after the ride. On one weekend each month, we transport our bikes by car to a new and interesting destination in North or South Carolina. We also do a weekend overnight ride twice each year on the Rail Trails with a distance of 15 to 25 miles. We also support charities that raise money through bicycling events. These events have been fun and rewarding. We have supported the MS Ride, the Warrior Ride, Tour de Blueberry and Paws-abilities’ Poker Run. All our rides are enjoyable and full of adventure. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Charlene Doolittle, 910-575-5977 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bowling – River Rollers (3 person Ladies League)
This league plays on Mondays and has a 33 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 two hours. Presently about 13 women who live at Sea Trail participate in this league – there are 20 teams and averages run from in the 90’s to 170’s – all levels of skill – a fun league with no stress…
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 Joe Carpinello for additional information at 910-579-9660 or email@example.com.
There is an exercise class for everyone. For those just beginning and new to the gym and those wanting a challenging work out. Multiple classes are offered five days a week that build strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility and enhance balance. Weights, chair, flex ball and flexi bands are just some of the tools used to accomplish whatever goal you have set for yourself to get fit! Water Aerobics is offered during the summer months. Join us as all residents are welcome! For further information contact Sharon Markatos, 910-579-0901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for information on yoga scroll down to the Yoga section below.
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Every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM 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. Most of the dances are beginner level and we 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. Beginners may be more comfortable starting in the Thursday class until they learn the basic steps. For further information contact Barb Hauver at 910-579-6963 or email@example.com.
The Pickle Ball winter schedule: Sunday 9 – 11:00 AM, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 PM and Monday and Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Ladies and Beginners. If you are interested in playing please contact: Ray Coakley at 910-575-3304; 781-910-9647 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Helen Sutton at 802-433-6197.
Tai Chi is here at Sea Trail! There is a new class on Saturday mornings beginning at 8:00 AM at the Creekside Multi purpose room. Tai 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. Tai Chi movements are slow and graceful and will help with strength, balance and overall health. All that’s required is your willingness to learn something new and exciting along with comfortable clothing and sneakers.
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 or email@example.com.
Many doctors are recommending Yoga to prevent and help with various health issues. Some of these include: joint and back pain, anxiety and stress disorders and increasing flexibility and strength for a better golf swing. If you are interested in taking Yoga and experiencing the benefits it can provide, there are multiple classes being offered at the Sea Trail Visitors Center (VAC). Classes are available for those who are new to yoga and those who are more experienced. Please see the Class Descriptions and Class Schedule below. For further information email Emily Shea firstname.lastname@example.org
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 for any schedule changes. Contacts for the month of March are Dian Robbins 575-1810 and Alice Stovin 575-6334. All newcomers are welcome.
- Fun Bridge – The Fun Bridge group is a party-bridge (NOT duplicate) group that meets Thursday evenings at the Sunset Room from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (except the 4th Thursday of the month when we use the MAC). Interested players are requested to contact Larry Hershoff; 579-1546 or email@example.com Alan Suvalle; 579-5093 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at various members’ homes for a low key competition. Please contact Larry Hershoff; 579-1546 or email@example.com or Dick Saunders; 913-579-6043 or firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so we can ensure that we have 2, 3 or 4 complete tables.
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 Loraiane Kish at 910-575-2440 or email@example.com.
The Sea Trail Songbirds first sang Christmas carols in December 1999 for their friends and neighbors. The group has since performed at various Sea Trail events including Christmas celebrations, Variety shows, Patriotic events and a Broadway show. The Songbirds have also performed at community events including the opening of Ingram Planetarium, Sunset at Sunset, Brunswick County Courthouse Series, Red Cross volunteer dinners, area assisted living and nursing homes and other church and community events. All members of the group are residents of Sea Trail with musical backgrounds including music degrees, community choruses, Barbershop and Sweet Adelines, other ensemble groups and church choirs. The group sings a variety of music including patriotic, beach and rock, oldies, Broadway hits and holiday music.
Rehearsals are every second and fourth Monday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Pink Palace. Additional rehearsals are scheduled when we have upcoming performances or to accommodate singers schedules.
Nadine and Ron Cybyske organized the group in 1999. Mary Lou Dunbar is our current conductor and Sandy Payne our pianist.We now have over 35 members and continue to expand our membership, our repertoire and our performances. If you have a musical background or just like to sing, you are welcome to join us. We have a lot of fun and sing some great music as well! If interested, contact Denise Reiner at 910-212-0203 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Bev Dague at 910-575-3397 or email@example.com.
WINE & DINE
Dining Around takes place during the months of September, October, November, February, March, April and May. Planning for this event is done by two or three couples each month. They decide on a restaurant and pick a menu. There are usually three or more choices for dinner. It is a great way to try different restaurants, meet new people and have a great evening. Check the calendar for information on the upcoming dining around events and sign-up information. If you have any questions please contact Jo Ann Abrams at 910-575-4492 – firstname.lastname@example.org or Janine Coakley at 910-575-3304 – email@example.com.
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 three times a year: January, February, March; April, May, June and September, 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.
Your 2016/2017 Committee
TGIF is an informal gathering of Sea Trail homeowners. It is usually held the third Friday of each month, except July and August, in the Pink Palace from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Two couples sign up in advance to set up and host the evening (details provided). Each homeowner brings their own beverage and an appetizer to share. It is an opportunity to spend time socializing and meeting new friends and neighbors. Friends, house guests and neighbors are welcome as well. We hope to see you there! For further information check the NEWS page of the website or contact Nancy Whitman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-579-4882; Chris Gray, email@example.com, 937-367-6075 or Jenny Mutimer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-231-3340.
Cancer Support Group
If you have been diagnosed with cancer or are the care-giver for a loved one who has, you are well aware of how difficult life may have become. But you don’t have to deal with it alone if you don’t want to. The Sea Trail Cancer Support Group is a group of Sea Trail residents and employees who have either been diagnosed with cancer or are care-givers for someone who has, and meet every 2-3 months to share our stories and offer support to one another. Sometimes just talking to someone who is familiar with what you may be going through can be very helpful and informative. Friends and relatives who have not experienced having cancer may not always understand what you’re feeling or experiencing, but we do – we’ve been there! If you’re interested in joining us, contact either Cherle or John Rothermel at 579-5263 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Caregivers are also encouraged to attend. For more information, please click Cancer Support Group
Caregivers – Who Cares…Do You??
Are you taking care of a parent or elderly loved one? Do you feel overwhelmed and/or confused? If you can answer yes to those questions, have I got a deal for you. I thought for many years that there was a need for a caregiver support group here in Sea Trail. There are so many of us who are caring for a parent and/or loved one and have no one to talk to…no one to understand…no one to turn to for advise or understanding. Almost 3 years ago, a few of us caregivers pulled together and created a group to meet and support each other during difficult and stressful times. Our vision continues to be to join together once a month in the evening, BYOB, in a judge-free zone to share our thoughts and feelings. We laugh and we cry together, while providing the support that many of us so desperately need and desire. What goes on in our meetings, stays in our meetings! If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to email@example.com. Also, we post regularly on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhoCaresDoYouST.
“Bloom where you are planted” is much more than the motto of the Sea Trail Garden Club – it is truly the essence of its very existence. The Garden Club is not really a gardening club, as we know it, it is a welcoming bridge to Plantation life for newcomers, for visiting guests and for long-term members. With monthly meeting featuring a variety of programs, special projects that can last for several days, weeks or months, it affords an arena in which involvement is as little or great as the members wish. Special areas worthy of note include the annual “Make-it, Bake-it, Sew-it, Grow-It” Christmas Auction whose proceeds benefit Brunswick County charities, as well as Garden Club On-the-Go which schedules small group day trips to area points of interest. Garden Club is open to any woman in Sea Trail and has annual dues of $30.00. Any one interested in joining contact Pam Fisher at 910-579-7685 or firstname.lastname@example.org.[ Click to here to access the NEW Garden Club web page ]
Are your grandchildren coming and you need equipment or toys for them? Let Granny’s Closet help you! If you would like to borrow a crib, playpen, highchair, car seat or toys or if you have items you would be willing to lend to other Sea Trail grandparents, please let one of us know. Granny’s Closet now has medical aids to lend also. If you have any items you would like added to Granny’s Closet Inventory list or to borrow any of the items listed, contact Diane Kreuzburg 910-579-4333 – email@example.com, Chris Woods 910-579-0052 – firstname.lastname@example.org or Eileen Chamberlain 910-579-3111 – email@example.com.
Granny’s Closet Inventory
Knitting & Crochet Club
Knitting, crocheting, whatever your pleasure. If you’d like to work your craft with a fun loving group or learn to knit or crochet, come to the Pink Palace, the first and fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring whatever you are working on, your favorite beverage and have a good time. For more information contact: Michele Lupien firstname.lastname@example.org 910-880-0701 or Betty Ann Luff email@example.com or 910-575-0297.
Sea Trail Grandmas
Service project to knit, crochet and sew clothes for; premature and newborn babies / children and adult chemo hats / Teddy Bears for children in emergency and surgery rooms. Can you knit, sew, and/or use a pair of scissors or a rotary cutter? Everyone is welcome. Stay and work at the Pink Palace OR take home a package of flannel gowns, bounding dolls or teddy bears already cut and ready to sew with instructions. This is a fun-loving group who will be glad to teach new-comers to knit, crochet, sew on labels, or cut out patterns. Feel free to come join us when you can. We meet at the Pink Palace, the first and third Monday, of each month from 9 -11:30 a.m. To learn more about this group go to: http://www.seatrailgrandmas.blogspot.com. For more information contact: Michele Lupien firstname.lastname@example.org 910-880-0701 or Betty Ann Luff at 910-575-0297