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 j910-579-0273.

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 1 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 either Anne Giordano at 910-579-8601 or Gloria Wimmer at 910-579-1424 for more information.

Upcoming Bible Study Courses Fall 2021 Through Spring 2022

“The Prayer Course” starts Tuesday evening Feb. 1st. This is an online course, no study guides required. Just bring your Bible, paper, and pen for notes. The course runs 8 weeks and is based on The Lord’s Prayer. It is “a simple guide for normal people.”

Each Bible study session begins at 7 PM in the Pink Palace and lasts about one hour to one hour 15 minutes.  For questions or more information about these courses, please contact Gloria Wimmer at 910-579-1424.

Prayer Circle/Chapel on the Green

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 Chapel is available to residents for small weddings (capacity about 30), commemorations or memorials.  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.

  • The doors are always open from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Property owners with their access card may also access the Chapel additional hours from 6:00 to 7:00 AM and 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • The Prayer Circle prays for people on request and maintains confidentiality.
  • 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.

To request a reservation for the chapel please click HERE to complete and submit a form or contact Georgia Phillabaum at 910-579-8396 or Maura Baldwin at 919-649-0497.

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 – 910-579-4019

SPORTS/FITNESS

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.

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.  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.

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 summer months at the Pink Palace pool. 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, he can be reached at fit4Life1257@gmail.com or 631-804-8500

Exercise Class Schedule

Water Aerobics Class Schedule

 

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.

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Line Dancing

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.

Pickle Ball

Monday thru Friday open to everyone from 3 to 5pm Spring and Summer.  Contact Charlie Winter at 910-269-3879.

Saturday and Sunday Ladies only from 3 to 5pm spring and summer.  Contact Helen Sutton at 802-272-6042.

T’ai Chi

T’ai Chi is here at Sea Trail!  There is a class held on Saturday mornings (fall through spring seasons only) beginning at 8:00 AM at the Convention Center parking lot and is taught by a certified T’ai Chi instructor, Dell Simmons.  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.  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.

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 second page of the website calendar HERE for contact information and schedule changes.  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 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 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at various members’ homes for a low key competition. 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 in the Sunset room at the Pink Palace from 7-9pm. It’s a friendly game open to couples and singles.  If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Hickman at 248-421-7190 or Georgia Phillabaum at 859-912-2496.

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

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 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 5:00 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 director, Michael Rogers our conductor, and Sandy Payne our pianist.  We now have about 40 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.  The only requirement is that you can read music and can sing in tune – there aren’t any auditions.  We have a lot of fun and sing some great music as well!  If interested, contact Denise Reiner at 910-212-0203 or Bev Dague at 910-575-3397.

WINE & DINE

Dining Around

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 Dining Around page HERE  for information on the upcoming dining around events and sign-up information.  If you have any questions please contact Jo Ann Abrams at 910-575-4493.

Dining Around is ON HOLD for now.  They are hoping in 2022 to begin planning the dining events again.

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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.

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Hosts for 2021:

  • 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 make acquaintances. Bring an hors d’oeuvre to share and your own beverage of choice for your drink. Ice water is always available.Arrival time at the Pink Palace is 6 PM and we clean up around 8. The hosts may have a game or activity planned or just a time to mingle and enjoy each other. You are welcome to bring your neighbors, friends and house guests as well. Come as often as you want. We guarantee you’ll meet a new neighbor.  We embrace our new neighbors.  Hope to see you there!

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COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS

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.  Caregivers are also encouraged to attend. 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, fashion shows, 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 Susan Bridges at 201-906-4473.

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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.

Facility Hours of Operation (STMA)

  • Click here to view STMA Facilities Map
  • Beach Parking Lot – 6 am to 10 pm. Access card required. No overnight parking allowed.
  • Pools (Pink Palace & MAC) – 6 am to Dusk.  Access card required.
  • Exercise/Fitness Facility & Spa – 5 am to 9 pm. Access card required.
  • Tennis Courts – 6:30 am to 10 pm. Access card required.
  • Jody Hughes Library – 6:00 am to 9:00 pm except Mon/Tues/Thurs which is 6 am to 6 pm. Access card required.
  • Chapel on the Green – Unlocked between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Access card required between 6:00 am to 7:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Pink Palace Complex – By reservation only. Access card required.
  • Maples Activity Center – By reservation only. Access card required.
  • Creekside/Multi-Purpose Room – By reservation only. Access card required.