Tags: Talk of the Town, ASSOCIATION NEWS, CHICAGO, Bedford, Clubhouse, boarding, VFW Post, CLUB NEWS, Club Room, Callie Sorce, Kathleen Degrassi, Roger Ferguson, Macy's Flower, Elvira Condomine, Robert Frank, John Frost, Herbert Peavy, Roger Plagge, Donald Cassidy, Tom Parker, Better Business Bureau, Helen Bells, DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, LYRIC OPERA HOUSE CHICAGO, Elvis Presley, Plainfield American Legion, Judy Gustafson, Tony Award-nominated Bernadine, Judas Iscariot, Income Tax Day, April Fools' Day, Jesus Christ, Sandra Cassidy, Mary Lou Domek, Mary Laughhead, Ray Andrulis, Cheryl Cucci, Paulette Piotrowski, Interdenominational Worship Service, Technical Direction & Audio Design, Lockport & Van Dyke Rd., Barbara Zych, Allison Antisdel, John Bahlmann, Nance Nagy, Frank Michalek, Bradley University, Colette Kucera, Helen Barker, Darleen Meier, Nancy Frascello, Rheta Nowakowski, Disneyland events, Phyllis Warda, Louise Nowakowski, Daniel Sataher, Sue Lemerman, Disneyland, Marilyn Ransford, Sue Zahller, Judy Lungo, Helen Levy Secretary, Berkshire, Barb Span, Easter eggs, Christmas Party, Sugar Creek Administration Center, Gerry Martin, Nancy Johnson, Beverly Stopler, Beverly Hall, Terry Saccaro, Plum Creek Nature Center, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Jeanne Kelsh, Bristol Activities Committee, Happy Easter, Mary Ann Wands, Mary Ellen Bell, Barbara Linsner, Mary Jo Martin, Happy anniversary, Miriam Vecchiet, Happy, Happy April Mary Ann Wands, Barb Hansen, Catherine Meehan, Mary Woods, Easter bunny, Mary Ellen, Bulletin Board, Marguerite Bidinger, Charles Condomine, Carillon Theatre Guild, Medicare card, Line Dance, Instructor Mary Ann Cope, Veterans Service Organization, Medicare, Mary Melaniphy, Carillon Theatre Guild SUPPORT GROUP, Administrative Professionals Day, Texas Senior Medicare Patrol, Medicare cards, Evening League, Toni Kay Toni Pat, Dorothy Buch, Pat Bambule, Jim Petersen, Bedford Ladies, good friends, Earth Day, Ralph Muncy, Tom Kelsh, Toni Kay Toni Toni Pat, Mariachi Band Group, Mary McGovern, Dorothy J. Earl, Social Security
sings and plays for money on the Dublin
streets. A Girl from Czechoslovakia loves
to play the piano when she gets a chance. Guy meets Girl, and they get to know each other. Girl helps Guy put together a
You were not able to make the Navy Pier demo disc so he can take it to London in "What's the buzz? Tell me what's
Flower & Garden show? Macy's Flower hope of landing a music contract. Once happening!" That catchy refrain became
Show features numerous flower exhibits is focused on music, as the lifeblood of its a major earworm when Jesus Christ
and exotic topiary, very rare species, demonstrations, scheduled events and more. Come one, come all to Macy's celebration of the iconic American carnival, reimagined with organic installations and floral arrangements. Lose yourself in the quirks and delights of early 20th century fairs. Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of candied foods and the romance of old carousels.
main characters, the central aspect of the story, and the vehicle through which it is portrayed. We are never far from a tune as the play progresses, and the beauty of the performances are moving. "Falling Slowly" is the song from the 2007 movie which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Cancel by: Apr 02...Min 21. Includes: Transportation /Performance /
Superstar came out as a double LP in 1970. The international blockbuster recounts the final week in the life of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ's followers grow more fervent, Judas must choose between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features highenergy dance and powerful storytelling.
Fill yourself with orchestral music from Lunch. Bus boarding: 10:45am...Depart Three-time Olivier Award winner Timothy
Wurlitzer organs. Step right up and Clubhouse: 11am...Return Clubhouse: Sheader will re-envision and mount the
interact with Macy's Flower & Garden 4:45pm. Price: [email protected]
grand-scale Lyric production, including
Show in a whole new way. Interested in
Olivier Award-winning choreographer
Walnut Room reservations? ­ contact
Drew McOnie, Tony Award-nominated
([email protected])
Lunch not included. Cancel by: Mar
23...Min21. Includes: Free admission to
show/Transportation only. Bus boarding:
10:45am...Depart Clubhouse: 11am...
vs MIAMI MARLINS WED MAY 9 Wrigley Field
set & costume designer Tom Scutt, and Olivier Award-nominated lighting designer Lee Curran. There is time before 2pm performance for dining. If you are interested in reservations at the two dining
Return Clubhouse: 3:45pm. Price: [email protected] Come with us and enjoy an afternoon at rooms located in the same building ­
the Wrigley field Park. We have Terrace contact Bernadine ([email protected]
Reserved Preferred Seating. Game starts net) before May 01 or you can check out the
@ 1:20pm. Cancel by: Apr 02. Includes: different restaurants near the building on
Transportation /Reserved Seats/Food your own. FOOD IS NOT INCLUDED on own. Bus boarding: 10:30am... in this price. Cancel by: April 13. Max 30. Depart Clubhouse: 10:45am...Return Includes: Transportation /MAIN FLOOR
A Guy lives in Dublin. He is a guitarist/ Clubhouse: 5:30pm. WAIT LIST
1 SEATS. Bus boarding: 10:45am Depart
singer-songwriter who makes a living
Clubhouse: 11am. Return Clubhouse:
by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's
5:30pm. Price: [email protected]
Hoover repair shop by day. By night, he
AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM TUE MAY 22 DOWNTOWN CHICAGO The American Writers Museum offers a fascinating look at individual writers, including Hemmingway, Faulkner, and Julia Childs, and other favorite authors. Interactive devices permit the visitor to delve into spoken excerpts from a specific work, life of the author, and the reception history. Highlights near the end include several typewriters where visitors can contribute to a collaborative story written by that day's guests and touch-screen tables where you can fill in the blanks of pieces by well-known writers. If you are an avid reader, it was wonderful to learn more about them. A section has a room, which has books from when you were younger. Museum is located corner of Michigan and Lake Street. Lunch NOT included in price. Time after museum will be provided for late lunch. A list of restaurants near the museum will be available. Cancel by: Apr 02. Min21. Includes: Transportation/ Admission to museum/Docent talk. Bus boarding: 9:45am... Depart Clubhouse: 10am... Return Clubhouse: 3:45pm. Price: [email protected] UNDER WATER BEAUTY
late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise. Choice of entry: Lake Trout or Bistro Steak. Cancel by: Mau 15. MIN 31/MAX 40. Includes: Transportation/ Lunch /Performance. Bus boarding: 10:45am...Depart Clubhouse: 11am... Return Clubhouse: 5:45pm. Price: [email protected] SR BBQ & BINGO DAY CHICAGO WHITE SOX THU JUNE 14 ­ GUARANTEED RATE FIELD, CHICAGO IL Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, bingo and baseball! ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET! Includes; Cajun chicken fried chicken, hot dogs, BBQ ribs, hamburgers, salads, unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks - Bingo in the patio area - Lower box game ticket watching White Sox vs Cleveland Indians.... Cancel by: April 29. MAX 40. Includes: Transportation/ pre-game activities/game. Bus boarding: 10:15am... Depart Clubhouse: 10:30a.m...Return Clubhouse: 5:30pm. Price: [email protected]
WED MAY 30 ­ SHEDD AQUARIUM Shedd Aquarium is a living world full of wonder. Celebrate with this CAMA trip the unbelievable beauty living in our oceans, lakes and rivers. Get a glimpse of the grandeur beneath the waves as 100 species from around the world come together in an evocative new space. What is beauty? Spark your curiosity as you see all the ways beauty moves and coexists. Watch sea jellies pulse, eels ribbon and a rainbow come alive with reef fishes. Feel the rhythms, embrace the colors and savor the patterns found only underwater. Restaurants in museum. Lunch NOT included in price. Short time before show for coffee and longer time after shows will be provided for late lunch. Cancel by: May 01. Min30. Includes: Transportation/ Admission to museum/ All-Access Aquarium Galleries/ Shark: A 4-D Experience/ Aquatic Presentation/ Wild Reef/ Abbott Oceanarium. Bus boarding: 9:45am... Depart Clubhouse: 10am... Return Clubhouse: 4:45pm. Price: [email protected] SOUTH PACIFIC the MUSICAL THU JUNE 7...DRURY LANE Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his
HEARTBREAK HOTEL... WED AUG 22 BROADWAY HOUSE WATERTOWER PLAZA There is a definite chill in the air as summer winds to a close, but the temperature is rising higher, higher. The rousing biographical musical is written and directed by Floyd Mutrux, the award-winning genius behind "Million Dollar Quartet." A prequel, "Heartbreak Hotel" follows Elvis Presley's early career from truck driver to burgeoning rock `n' roll superstar. Like "Million Dollar Quartet," the production is told through music, with live performances by the cast's talented musicians. The 14 cast members successfully bring to life an impressive number of characters that include Elvis's longtime manager, "Colonel" Tom Parker, legendary Sun Records producer Sam Phillips, pioneering disc jockey Dewey Phillips, and Elvis's high school sweetheart, Dixie Locke. "Heartbreak Hotel" offers an entertaining look at Elvis's early years and the influences that shaped him. It's filled with vibrant characters and energizing musical performances that transport the audience back to the dramatic birth of rock `n' roll. There will be time before 2 pm performance for lunch. Food is not included in price. There are restaurants in the WATERTOWER PLAZA but if you are interested in CHEESECAKE FACTORY located at 875 N Michigan Ave for reservations? ­ contact Bernadine ([email protected] net) Cancel by: June 11. MAX 40. Includes: Transportation/ Performance. Bus boarding: 10:45am...Depart Clubhouse: 11am... Return Clubhouse: 5:45pm. Price: [email protected]
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FREE SEMINAR by Warren Lindsay, Financial Advisor of Edward Jones Outsmart the Scammers Thursday, April 12th 10:00 am to 11:00 am Club Room 3 Description: Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers' tactics are becoming more complex. This presentation will help give you the information you need to Outsmart the Scammers. During the program, we'll discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or loved ones are targeted, and steps you can take to help protect yourself and loved ones. RSVP: (815) 254-5448 or [email protected] com SEMINAR SENIOR REVERSE MORTGAGE, INC. Presented by Teri L. Bendit, President, 20 years' experience Come learn about myths versus realities of reverse mortgages. There are many misconceptions, and now is your opportunity to have your questions answered and have face to face interaction and firsthand knowledge of this wonderful government sponsored program. Reverse mortgage loan proceeds can be paid as a lump sum, stream of income, new home purchase or line of credit, and require no monthly payments. Taxes and insurance need to be paid by homeowner. Pay off mortgage, debts, home improvements, health care, etc. There is no obligation, and we will meet in your home! Monday 4/23/18 ­ Club Room 3 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am RSVP 312-588-7140 HELP THY NEIGHBOR Nancy Crist is helping Marge Kazlauskas with the rehabilitative equipment that is available to our residents in need. Both Marge and Nancy will store and be available to distribute the equipment. Please call Marge at 815-407-1317 and Nancy at 815-372-1536.
SEMINAR FANCY-FREE HOLIDAYS TRAVEL PRESENTATION FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 1:00pm THE CRAFT CERAMIC ROOM You are invited to join us to learn how best to maximize your travel experience to Ireland and Great Britain. We will compare various aspects to help you enjoy your best memorable events with value: Guided Tour Vacations Private Driver Vacations Custom Guided Vacations Learn how to utilize 5%, 7% and 10% discount offered. Registration forms will be available with current catalogs. In order to have ample refreshments available, kindly register with Donna Sheridan, Andreasen Travel & Tours, at 815-293-4372 by May 17th. We look forward to exploring so many fun possibilities. See you there. SEMINAR "Rethink Retirement- Life Care 101 Life Care provides a peace of mind by protecting your assets and saving you thousands of dollars in future health care costs. Beacon Hill Retirement Community Sales Director, Chip Dell, will explain the three different contracts of Life Care, the benefits, value and costs associated with the program and many other pieces to this confusing puzzle. Bag lunch included and a special raffle. Please contact Beacon Hill directly to RSVP at: 630-691-4007." Thursday, April 26th 11:00 am ­ 12:00 pm Club Room 3 LOW VISION support group Were back from the long winter break! Please join us on April 3rd for our first meeting of 2018. We meet in the ceramics room on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Our speaker for April is Cody Froeter from second sense. He is a certified vision Rehabilitation Therapist. The topic will be magnifiers and their proper use to enhance readings. Anyone who is experiencing low vision or just the expectation of low vision is welcome to join us. If you have questions, please feel free to call: Pam Howard 815-886-8589 Melissa Gill 815-407-1105 Pat Ferguson 708-921-2580
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WELCOME TO CARILLON FEBRUARY CLOSINGS Robert & Denise Boyle ­ Morton Grove, IL ..................Cambridge Arlene Rumsavich - Shorewood, IL ..................................... Chelsea Jim & Ginny Denton - Islip Terrace, NY ............................ Carlisle Cynthia Swedell ­ Brookfield, WI ....................................... Chelsea GETTING STARTED WITH THE CARILLON WEBSITE Volunteers are available to assist you if you need help with login and/or setting up a personal email address. Simply set up an appointment with Marketing Committee members, Jim Arends, 815-267-0010 or Tom Bogan, 815-3723775. Often they can help you with what you need over the phone! CARILLON CRAFT SHOW Applications for this year's craft show have been sent to all crafters who were in it last year. Applications for anyone interested in participating are available by the Clubhouse bulletin board. The deadline to return them is May 15. Returning crafters will have priority. After May 15, I will fill the open spaces with new crafters. The Craft Show is Saturday, October 13 from 9am to 2pm. Any questions?? Please call Cindy Beadle, 630-740-0005. CHEF KELLI New menu ideas, just in time for the warm weather we are excited to announce Chef Kelli from Senior Star at Weber Place will be preparing "Tasty Salads" Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00am in the Aerobic Studio. CAMA OFFICE HOURS MONDAY ­ FRIDAY 8:30AM ­ CLOSED 12:00 TO 1:00 REOPENED UNTIL 4:30PM CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS
"The Spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child
bursts into a room, with a laugh and a shout and a handful of
Happy Easter ! Happy Spring! I hope Spring is bursting as you read this article.
ALL CARILLON SINGLES ARE INVITED - to the Young at Heart Singles meeting and social this month to have some fun, meet new friends and celebrate Spring! Our March St. Joseph's Italian Celebration Social was an enjoyable Italian feast of Chicken Vesuvio and Lasagna, followed by singer Vince Amore.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: Next meeting: Monday, April 2nd at 7pm in the clubhouse theater. Next social: Saturday, April 21st in the clubhouse theater.
The menu will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls and butter, wine and soft drinks, dessert and hot beverages. Doors open at 5pm and dinner will be at 5:30pm, followed by entertainer Tony Bernard...he may treat us to some line dancing music too! Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased: · At our April 2nd meeting · In the lobby, Monday, April 9th from 9 ­ 11:30 am · In the lobby, Friday, April 13th from 6 ­ 7pm
Message from our Membership Chairman, Cindy Beadle: Get your membership dues in ASAP! Forms are available in the clubhouse bulletin board area, at our meetings and socials, and when we are in the clubhouse selling social tickets. Annual dues for 2018 remain at $15.00 if you join between Jan. and Aug.
Can you be more involved? We are looking for members to help the Board. Become an "assistant" and learn some new skills! Talk to any Board member or come to the YAHS Activities meeting on Tuesday, April 24th at 4pm in the Ceramics Room.
Questions? Call Lindsey Bouton at 630-248-8337
CIVIC CORNER We wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter. And that's no April Fool's Day joke! We had a very successful "Meet The Candidates" event on March 10th. Many of you voted in the Primary Election and we thank you for your participation. We will host another "Meet The Candidates" in the Fall, prior to the actual election. Remember, you can vote for your favorite candidate running for Governor of Illinois, a new Attorney General and many other positions in our Government. YOUR VOTE MATTERS!
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ANNOUNCING THE 2018 HEALTH FAIR Wednesday, June 13, 2017 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM Mission Statement~ Carillon is excited to partner with respected medical professionals to provide comprehensive screenings and services which meet standards of excellence and the needs of our community. The goal is to obtain medical screenings that are not necessarily customary or standard. In many cases, patients must present with specific symptoms, to qualify for a screening or a test. Our goal is to obtain such screenings at no cost to the residents. Yearly, the National Kidney Foundation graciously attends the fair. Providing a comprehensive assessment, including the use of data from health history. Other popular screenings include skin cancer spot checks, foot screenings and scanning, glucose screenings, hearing & vision screenings, pulse oximetry, gait analysis, respiratory screenings, pain screenings, non-invasive deep thrombosis screenings, vestibular and balance screenings and ear wax screening and removal. Jewel Pharmacy generously provided A1C's and cholesterol screenings. Last year, over 1,000 screening/service appointments were available to the residents. Looking forward to making additional screenings and services available. The main objective of this day is for area businesses to attend the fair and dedicate their time and energy to help residents discover a wealth resources available locally. Here is a small sampling of the complimentary services~ "Look Good, Feel Good Services" (Haircuts/Styles), "Love the Learning Seminar Series", Excellent Dining Services, Massage Experiences, Hines Veteran's Clinic, Department of Veteran Affairs (Veteran Designation Licenses), Senior Services of Will County (BEAM~ Seniors Ride Free, Transit Benefit, Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride, License Plate Discount) must qualify, Illinois Secretary of State (State Ids, Simple Driver's License Renewal, License Plate Renewal), hearing aid clinic and much more! Please view 2017 Carillon Health Website Excited to be working on 2018 Site!
RECALLS Kidde Recalls More Than 40 Million Fire Extinguishers Some recalled extinguishers date as far back as 1973; Kidde has recalled more than 40 million fire extinguishers used in homes, vehicles, and boats because they can become clogged or fail to discharge during a fire. Kidde is offering free replacements to anyone who owns one or more of the recalled units. "Consumers with a recalled fire extinguisher should contact Kidde right away," The model numbers are printed on the body of the fire extinguisher You can call Kidde at 855-271-0773 to confirm your extinguisher is on recall or visit the Kidde website, where you can fill out a form to get a new unit. They will ask for the brand name and model number of your fire extinguisher. Kidde says it will ship the replacement within 10 to 15 days of getting your information. No receipt is required. The company is asking consumers to keep their current model until they get the new one. It will arrive with instructions on how to return the old one. How Old Is Your Fire Extinguisher? Though the recall goes back 44 years, no one should keep a fire extinguisher that long. "If you have a rechargeable fire extinguisher of any age--regardless of whether it's covered by the recall-- and you are not sure if it is in good working order, you should replace it immediately," says Don Huber, director of product safety for Consumer Reports. "If you have a none rechargeable fire extinguisher in your home 12 years older than the date of manufacture, you should also replace it. That's because the fire-retardant chemicals lose effectiveness over time." IN THE MIDST OF GRIEF The journey of grief after loss is one of life's most difficult experiences, but we don't have to walk alone. If you are grieving the death of a loved one, please consider joining Carillon's bimonthly support group for bereaved adults and discover the healing process within a safe, supportive and confidential environment. The group will provide time to share stories, process emotions, learn new coping skills and self-care practices. The sessions are facilitated by Carillon resident, Phyllis Girdwood. We meet the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 10:00am ­ 11:30am in the Craft Ceramic Room. Pre-registration is not required, but if you have questions, please call Phyllis Girdwood at 765-277-0031. THANK YOU Thank you for your kind and thoughtful expressions of sympathy, food, cards and visitations. Carillon people are very caring and a wonderful place to live. Sincerely, Cora Skudrna
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VFW POST 12059 OF CARILLON Important Dates to Remember April 1 Easter Sunday April Fools' Day April 4 Carillon VFW Post 12059 Members Meeting 7PM April 6 Army Day April 8 Orthodox Easter April 9 National Former POW Recognition Day April 11 Persian Gulf War Official Cease Fire (1991) April 17 Income Tax Day April 22 Earth Day April 25 Administrative Professionals Day Carillon VFW Post 12059 E-Board Meeting 7PM April 27 Arbor Day Words to Move You Action is always feasible under the form of government which we have inherited from our ancestors, Our Constitution is so simple and practical that it is possible always to meet extraordinary needs. That is why our constitutional system has proved itself the most superbly enduring political mechanism the modern world had produced. It has met every stress of vast expansion of territory, of foreign wars, of bitter internal strife, or world relations. Franklin D. Roosevelt Attention All Carillon Veterans! Plainfield American Legion Marne Post 13 and Carillon VFW Post 12059 want to talk with you about the benefits of continued service. Learn how being a member of a VSO (Veterans Service Organization) helps veterans and their families. Learn more about what veteran benefits exist and how to access them. This meeting will take place on May 17th at 7:00 PM in the Carillon Auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. Carillon VFW Post 12059 will be holding our Poppy Day on May 20th in front of the Wal-Mart Store on Rt. 59 at 127th Street in Plainfield from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. We do this twice a year to raise money to support the veteran projects of the VFW nationally and our post projects locally. We really could use your support.
This is pretty important to get to people with Medicare, their families and friends or adult kids who help parents with Medicare. Have just gotten word about the newest Medicare scam from an organization I educate for, Texas Senior Medicare Patrol, a division within the Better Business Bureau. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself, family and friends throughout the US. · Starting 4/1/18 Medicare will start a year long project to replace all current Medicare cards for beneficiaries to convert to alphanumeric ID numbers. Currently the ID number is your Social Security number. This is starting to hit the media. · Scammers are opportunistic. · First of all the New Medicare card will come to you in the mail. You don't need to request it or do anything. It will show up. WHAT'S THE SCAM? Somebody from "MEDICARE" will call to say you are getting a new Medicare card. But until it comes you will need a temporary card. Fee for the card is between $5-50 dollars. They want personal information, bank account or credit card so they can process your temporary card. THINGS TO REMEMBER · Medicare will never call you unless you ask them to. · Medicare does all communications by mail unless you ask them to call. · Ditto for anybody saying they "work with Medicare to make sure you get everything you are entitled to". Scammer Alert HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS ONE? · Fist of all spread the word. Feel free to share these notes. Use your answering machine to screen calls or just don't even answer a number you don't recognize. · If it has happened to you or your friend's or loved ones and personal info had been give out "happens considerably more often than you think so don't feel bad or stupid" immediately take action to protect yourself against identity theft. CARILLON NEWCOMERS GATHERING AN INFORMATIVE & FUN EVENT!
Early this past month Carillon VFW Post 12059 made our trip to the Illinois State Veterans Home in Manteno with the donations from our residents. As always, they were very thankful for you generosity and kindness. Games, Puzzles, Clothing, Books, Video Tapes, Sundries, and magazine are always favorites and the happiness you provide is amazing. Carillon is a very generous Community. Thank you. James Singler, Commander Carillon VFW Post 12059 815-407-1900
Newcomers to Carillon are invited to join us on Tuesday April 10th from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. at the Carillon Clubhouse Theater! We'll introduce you to amenities, clubs, and fun available to you as a resident of Carillon! You'll meet new residents like yourself and hear from others who have enjoyed living in resort style community! Indentations will be in the mail and more information to come!
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THEATRE GUILD April 2018, Vol. 1, No.1 THE CARILLON BELL--YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER ALL THE NEWS THAT GIVES US FITS TO PRINT Carillon Theatre Guild to present Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Friday and Saturday, June 29-30 at 7:00 Gala, Friday at 6:00 Theatre Troupe Presents Play Based on Suspicious Events at the Condomine House By Helen Bells, Local Correspondent This just in: The Carillon Theatre Guild is preparing to present a classic play based on the strange events at a nearby mansion. The home of Charles Condomine was the center of strange rumors some time ago. Mr. Condomine then lived with his second wife, Ruth, who had been well-known in these parts for her prizewinning philodendrons. At the time, local sources, including near neighbors and local business people raised serious concerns about suspicious activities seen and heard at the Condomine house. Rapping, flying objects, and the odor of sulphur are among the sounds and sights reported, along with Irving Berlin's song, "Always' repeated numerous times. The sources reported that these events started occurring after a sйance conducted by local psychic, birdwatcher, and cyclist Madame I. B. Arcati and attended by Dr. and Mrs. George Bradman as well as Mr. and Mrs. Condomine. When asked for comment, the spiritualist would only say, "I must have no comment as a professional psychic, but I will say that we have had great success--great success. Now I must be off; a cuckoo calls. He's quite impatient. Cheerio!" After these remarks, Mme. Arcati pedaled off energetically in the direction of Marley's Woods. These reports led to a flurry of speculation that Mr. Condomine's deceased first wife, Elvira, a woman known for her brilliant wit and flowing chiffon scarves, had been summoned back to life and lived with the Condomine couple. She was rumored to be the source of the floating vase seen and spirited conversations heard by Herbert Peavy, the owner of Peavy's Liquor and Spirits. When further pressed by this reporter, Mr. Peavy had replied, "Heavens! I do hope the first Mrs. Is back. Champagne sales will soar!' Those wishing to get the full inside story of these astounding events are invited to attend the play on Friday, June 29 or Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 at the Carillon Theater. A gala will be held at 6:00, featuring wine, hors d'oeuvres, and another treat worthy of the late Elvira Condomine. Watch this space for dates of ticket sales and further information about the production, the gala, and other matters concerning the production. Helen Levy Secretary, Carillon Theatre Guild
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING FOR CAREGIVERS, FAMILIES, AND ANYONE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIAS TIME: 1:00pm to 3:00pm Third Thursday of the Month At The Ceramics Room in the Club House If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or a related Dementia, you are invited to join our support group. Here in a friendly supportive environment you can participate in discussions geared toward the needs and interests of individuals who are caregivers, family members, or friends of someone with dementias. It is a chance to learn more about dementias and what to expect along the way. Those with the dementia are also welcome if they are able to sit in the discussions and benefit from the group. They do not have to enter the discussions if they are not comfortable or able to do so. Our support group is an opportunity to learn from and share with others who are experiencing the same situations in their interactions with someone with dementia. A support group helps individuals understand that they are not alone in their situation and that others do understand and can often offer suggestions that may help. And it is comforting to know someone will listen and understand. For more information please call the facilitator ARLENE ALBERT at 815-744-6770. "WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CARILLON" SHOW "What's Happening at Carillon" can be seen on Comcast Channel 6 each month at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Thursday, Sunday and at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. To those residents who have AT&T Uverse, you can view "What's Happening in Carillon" by going into government access channel listing Channel 99 then look for Village of Romeoville Television (VORTV) And for those who have a computer at home, log into the Carillon web page then under the News tab click on "What's Happening at Carillon" any time of the day or night. Our program is now on the website.
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· The Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Exemption qualified senior citizens can apply for a freeze of the assessed value of their property. Applicant must be 65 or older; has a household income of $65,000 or less (adjusted gross income plus Social Security). · Must be the owner of record; and use the property as their principal residence. Contact the Supervisor of Assessments at (815) 740-4648 for additional information.
Will County Assessment office staff will be here in the Clubhouse Lobby on Thursday, April 19th and Wednesday, May 23rd from 9:30 am-1:30pm. Do not miss this important opportunity.
· On Jan 1st, 2016 & Jan 1st, 2017, you used the property as your principal place of residence; you own or have legal or equitable interest in the property or a leasehold interest in the property used as a single-family residence; and you are
liable for the payment of property taxes.
· Provide proof of age (65) (drivers license, State ID or Birth Certificate) · Your Social Security 1099 statement · Your 1040 Income Tax Form from 2017 (front page) · If you do not file income tax, please bring your Social Security 1099 and all other household income · Bring recent Real Estate Tax bill · To sign up for the senior assessment freeze, person must be signed up for the senior exemption. Please call Will County Supervisor of Assessments Office at (815) 740-4648 REDUCERS SUPPORT GROUP Join us in the Ceramic Room at 8:30. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. Come and talk with friends, exchange ideas and trade healthy eating information. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! For More Information Contact Judy Gillono ­ 815-372-9428 LIBRARY
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The Annual CAMA Homeowners' Meeting will be Tuesday May 22nd. Sign in begins at 6:30p.m. before the 7:00p.m Board of Directors Meeting. Residents will receive their proxies in the mail shortly, which must be signed and returned to the CAMA office before May 15th, even if you are planning to attend the Meeting. This will enable us to have a count before the meeting. Your name and address must be listed in the assigned space and you must appoint a CAMA Director from the list provided with the letter received. Don't forget to sign your proxy. 30% of the homes must be represented in order to reach a quorum to hold an annual meeting. Failure to reach a quorum will require another meeting to be scheduled and another mailing to our residents at an additional cost of approximately $3,000.00
We are running out of room on the shelves and need to stop accepting donations of paperback books. Please do not donate any more paperback books to the Library/Clubroom 3. Hopefully, this will just be a temporary measure and you will be notified when books can be accepted again. In the meantime, books can be donated to the Goodwill store on Airport Road behind the Aldi store.
THANK YOU Donna Sheridan and family thank you for all your prayerful support, sympathy cards, flowers and gifts shown to us with the loss of my daughter, Susan. We are comforted knowing her decade of deep suffering is over, and she truly is resting in peace and joy with our Lord.
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CAMA OFFICE NEWS: Policy #5.43 - Association articles cannot be any longer than five hundred (500) words. Photographs to be included in the article are the equivalent of 130 words. Picture should be 3 Ѕ x 2 Ѕ. CAMA does not guarantee that all submissions will be published. A CAMA Corner will not be inserted you Talk of the Town this month Motions from 02/27/18 Board of Directors Meeting · Motion to approve the Unaudited Financials for January 2018 as presented ­ Approved · Motion to authorize Robinson Engineering to obtain bids for the 2018 street renovation as a one-year paving project for North & South Carillon Drive, the walking path, Satellite Pool parking lot and 750 feet of Bristlecone Drive. ­ Approved · Motion to purchase and install a Canopy at the Clubhouse main entrance by UCOUTDOORS, not to Exceed $9,000 ­ Approved · Motion to approve KCW to purchase and install HVAC renovation in the CAMA Office not to exceed $33,000 ­ Approved · Motion to approve purchase of two Precor recumbent bicycles, one Precor Treadmill and One Speed Bike not to exceed $10,000 ­ Approved THE NEXT CAMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 24th AT 7:00pm IN THE CLUBHOUSE THEATRE. The White Oak Library District will be in the Clubhouse lobby on Monday, April 9th from 9:00am to 11:30am. BIBLE STUDY The interdenominational BIBLE STUDY meets every Wednesday morning at 10:00 A.M. in Classroom #1 Come and join the group as we enjoy the fellowship around the Word of God. There is informal discussion and opinions shared with each attendees. Your neighbors would be happy to have this time together with YOU!!! If you have any questions, please call Don Arnold at 815-3722672. AARP "55 ALIVE" DRIVERS COURSE The 2nd class for the driver refresher course sponsored by AARP for Carillon will be on Thursday, April 13th from 1pm to 5pm. You must attend both classes to receive a certificate. Please bring your Drivers License.
WEIGHT WATCHERS IS NOW AT CARILLON !! MEETINGS EVERY MONDAY AT 4:30 CRAFT CERAMICS ROOM Our New Freestyle program helps you eat healthier, get active at your own pace, and discover new ways to define success. It focuses on you, not just a number on the scale. At work meeting. Questions call: Jane Corrigan 815-293-1111 MARKETING COMMITTEE The next Newcomers Gathering will be held on April 10 th, starting at 7:00 p.m. We will have short presentations by the Activities Committee, CAMA trips and Young At Heart Singles. If you are BOTH a NEWCOMER AND A MILITARY VETERAN, a few current VFW and American Legion members will be present to talk with you after the meeting and answer any questions you may have. PLEASE R.S.V.P. To Jim Arends at [email protected] or call 815-267-0010 and reserve your place.
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TUESDAY PARTY BRIDGE Every Tuesday 12:30 p.m. - Club Rooms 1 & 2
Winners for the month of - February 2018
2/06 1st Helen Levy
2nd CJ Shah
2/13 1st Helen Levy
2nd Bernado Levy
2/20 1st Dick & Pat Nielsen
2nd Helen Levy & Fred Joritz 3760
2/27 1st Pat Nielsen
2nd Janelle Lewis
Low for the month was 860 New players always welcome. Please call: Marilyn Martin 815-524-4199 Janelle Lewis 815-886-1997
THURSDAY AFTERNOON COUPLES BRIDGE 12:30P.M. Come with or without a partner No signups ­ JUST COME!
CALLING ALL WOMEN POKER LOVERS: Please join us every fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. in the Billiards and Poker Room. If you do not know poker well or would like to learn, we are friendly and will help you.
WEDNESDAY'S WIZARD CARD GAME Join us in Room #2 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm for a game of Wizard.
It's a fun game ­ with a fun group of players. We will teach you how to play. Bring some change.
Call Pat Zagone 815-407-0715 for more information.
LEARNING TO PLAY PINOCHLE We will be having classes for Learning to play Pinochle If interested call Joan at 815-886-2904 We will teach Partners, 3 handed and also 2-handed
February 17 Jo Sorce and Janelle Lewis
Stacie Elder and Suzanne McGroarty 56%
Marilyn Martin and Dorothy Teska 51%
February 24 Suzanne McGroarty and Stacie Elder 55%
Ruth Campbell and Nancy Wurmle 54%
Gloria Ventresca and Tia Weglarz
Helen and Bernardo Levy
March 2 Bernardo and Helen Levy
Janelle Lewis and Chuck Jacobs
Dorothy Teska and Marilyn Martin 56%
A few things you'll probably never hear a bridge player say: 1. Oh, great! A four board sit out! 2. The temperature in this room is just right: not too hot, not too cold. 3. No matter which way we sit, the cards just seem to run our way. 4. I can always count on my partner to remember transfers and vulnerability. 5. Bridge today? Oh, no, I'd rather jog and then work out. Aces all, Helen and Bernardo
February 7 Thad and Lois Stauffer
Bernardo and Helen Levy
February 21 Beth McClanahan and
Dorothy Teska
Ray and Helen Carrucci
March 1
Marianne and Bob DeMerritt
C.J. Shah and Frank Racz
Duffer: How should I have played that hand? Dufferette (sweetly): Under an assumed name?
Do you know the difference between a serial killer and a bridge partner? Sometimes you can reason with a serial killer.
Aces to you all, without the spaces!
Helen Levy
For information call: Marlene Belmonte 815-372-2256 or Lynn Gritzman 815-886-7174
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PINOCHLE WEEK NIGHT TIME: Please arrive by 6:15 so that we can call others if needed to complete a table. Everyone Plays!
SINGLE DECK: We play Single Deck every Monday except the 2nd Monday of the month in Club Rooms 1 & 2.
RESULTS: Congratulations Marilyn, new high score of 833! 2/19 Marilyn Beger 833 2/26 Melanie Witzke 733
DOUBLE DECK: We play Double Deck every Thursday and 2nd Friday of the month in Club Rooms 1 & 2.
RESULTS: Congratulations Morry on a trifecta in February
2/1 Fran Sarris
2/8 Morry Ephraim 1485
2/15 Morry Ephraim 1592
2/22 Morry Ephraim 1522
Ed Peca
John Overend
Ann Peca
Bernardo Levy 57
Sunday 6:30 sharp Good Luck to All
Eileen Pell
TEXAS HOLDEM Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 9:00pm For more details call Ralph Osuch 815-886-9215
WATER VOLLEYBALL Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ALL WELCOMED! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
WATER AEROBICS Join us on each Friday at 11:00a.m. for water aerobic exercises! This club is resident led and uses a CD from Florida. You do not need to register, just come! CARILLON ACTIVITIES GAMES NIGHT The first and third Tuesday of every month get your friends and neighbors together and play your favorite game! For questions: 815-886-8601 WORLD TAI CHI & OI GONG DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH Come join us in the Aerobics Room at 10:15 and learn more about tai chi (a low impact form of exercise,) and its many health benefits. This gentle, yet effective exercise grew from ancient Chinese Martial Arts. The movements are done slowly and are easy to follow. Many doctors encourage seniors to practice Tai Chi for balance, strength and flexibility. What better time to check the class out than World Tai Chi Day! We would love to see you! WII BOWLING Join us in fun playing Wii Bowling. The sign-up sheet is in the vending area of the Clubhouse. We will be playing April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28th. 9:30am to 12:30pm in club rooms 1 & 2 REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER GAMES 2018 THINK SPRING! Get ready for some sunshine, warmer weather, and think of being outdoors playing Bocce Ball and Shuffleboard. Each sport will be played eight (8) times during the summer. A calendar will be posted on the Lobby Bulletin Board indicating each event. Registration will be in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, April 11th and Thursday, April 12th from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. The registration fee is $5.00 per sport and is due at registration. Checks made payable to Carillon Activities or Cash will be accepted. Let's have some summer fun, make new friends and see our friends from last year! Come join us!!! For more information, you may contact: Joanne Blaze ­ 331-201-6976 Carol Pomatto ­ 815-293-3940
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COUPLES GOLF LEAGUE We will be meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 PM in the Ceramics Room. Play is on Wednesdays starting at 1:00. Fee per person is $15. All are welcome. Any questions contact Mac Birch at [email protected] or call 708-558-1132. TEE-TIME Hello Tee-Time lady golfers...returning and new members alike! Our organizational meeting is Tuesday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Links Grill.
ATTENTION: Monday Men's Golf League Meeting: Monday, April 9th, 2018 Time: 3:30 PM Place: Club Room #1 New Golfers Welcome! Any questions please call Mike: 815-372-9476
We play Tuesday morning with the first tee-time at 10am. We play for fun, no handicap, from May thru September. A lunch is held in October. If you can't attend the meeting, call president Connie Teckenbrock at 630- 297-1813 with questions or to add your name to our membership. Watch for flyers in the clubhouse and pro shop. -ATTENTION- Evening League Bocce Ball And Shuffleboard Captains and Co-captains
SWINGERS GOLF LEAGUE CARILLON WOMEN'S WEEKLY 9-HOLE GOLF THURSDAYS at THE LINKS All levels of play welcome! 2018 SIGN-UP MEET-AND-GREET OVER COFFEE & SWEETS Thursday, APRIL 19 10 AM ­ Club Room 3 $25 League Dues Include Earned End-of-Season Prize Awards
Our annual informational Evening League Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in the clubhouse theatre room 7:00 p.m. All captains and cocaptains are required to attend this kick off session. When attending the meeting captains must know how many teams and players will be participating in the games for each sport. Please contact your players before attending the meeting. Suggestions and any information will be addressed. Any new residents or past players are welcome to attend. Let's have some summer fun, make new friends and hope the weather cooperates. Questions: Sandra Thompson (815-600-4889) Wally Goliszewski (815-372-1977)
THE KELLY GUYS Once again THE KELLY GUYS 9 HOLE GOLF LEAGUE will be teeing off on Mondays at 10:00am beginning May 7, 2018 at the LINKS OF CARILLON GOLF COURSE. Please contact JERRY DeYOUNG at [email protected] ­ 815-372-0019 or HENRY VERVOORT at [email protected] ­ 815-372-2270 to reserve your tee time before April 29, 2018. Tee time reservations will be made a week in advance. stress management Carillon hosts a stress management class on Mondays at Noon, in the theater. Life is often unpredictable and stressful. The perspective an individual has can about their circumstances could influence the outcome of the situation. This class gives participants an opportunity to discuss life's situation and new ways to respond. Remember 10% of your life is what happens to you, but 90% is how you decide to handle it. Come join us for this interesting class.
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CRAFTY CRAFTERS Crafty Crafters is a group of knitters and crocheters who get together every Wednesday in Club Room 2 from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. We knit or crochet items that are then donated to nursing homes, homeless shelters, women's shelters, humane societies, veterans, hospitals and any other organizations that are in need. We also prepare items for the Carillon Craft Show in October. Don't know how to crochet or knit or maybe just a little rusty with your skills? We have people who will help you. We supply you with the yarn. If you like to socialize and talk while serving your community, this is the place for you. Hope to see you soon. Did you crochet or knit in the past, but can no longer participate in the activity and have unused yarn? Are you cleaning out the closet, the basement or the garage and came upon a treasure trove of yarn. We will be glad to take it off your hands and put it into our hands. ED MAURER STAINED GLASS GROUP All Carillon residents are welcome to experience the fun and creativity of doing stained glass artwork. Our group is comprised of novice and experienced artisans who share their talents and can help you put together your own masterpiece in stained glass. We are a friendly group who meet in the arts and ceramic room on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 9AM until noon. We'll start you off with a great beginning project that includes materials and instruction designed to teach you the basics and become a treasure that you'll someday leave to your heirs. You can start anytime and we'll provide plenty of assistance and guidance! After your first project, we have plenty of books with patterns to help you decide what you'd like to create next! LIFESTYLES OF THE FIT & HEALTHY by debbi weston, Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor Healthy eating is as important as exercise and can be as easy as simple math. In regard to this, I'm sharing an opportunity I took to practice what I preach... The number one goal of my clients is to have a better midsection. I can relate to additional belly fat that comes with age, but even 18 hours a week teaching and training in the gym wasn't taking it off. Recently a fellow trainer remarked that abs start in the kitchen. The next day I cut dairy from my diet. Less than two weeks later I saw abdominal muscles. They were there, just hiding under the fat. Now I'm not saying that if you cut a food group from your diet you're guaranteed a six-pack. But you may be pleasantly surprised at how your health and physique change by subtracting just one culprit. What is it? Doughnuts, chips, beer? What's that one food you can live better without?
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CLASS Lap Swimming Balance & Strength Level 2 Line Dance Low Impact Aerobics Line Dance Circuit Training Water Arthritis Floor Exercise Healthy Back Level 3 Line Dance Chair Exercise Stress Management Aqua Zoom Aerobics strength training Level 4 Line Dance Low Impact Aerobics Yoga Chair Exercise Aqua Fitness Osteoporosis Prevention Water Volleyball Lap Swimming Balance & Strength Low Impact Aerobics Pilates Arm Strength Pilates Abdominals Line Dance Circuit Training Water Arthritis Healthy Back Level 3 Line Dance Chair Exercise Aqua Zoom Aerobics Strength Training Level 4 Line Dance Low Impact Aerobics Chair Exercise Aqua Fitness Level 1 Line Dance Osteoporosis Prevention Yoga Water Volleyball Lap Swimming Healthy Back Low Impact Aerobics Circuit Training Gentle Stretch Aqua Fitness with CD Balance & Strength Strength Training Floor Exercise Class Tai Chi Qigong
INSTRUCTOR Mary Ann Cope Toni Kay Toni Pat ­ Resident Dick ­ Resident Kay Toni Toni Kay Kay Toni Kay Toni Kay Kay Debbi Kay Kay Toni No Instructor Mary Ann Cope Toni Kay Toni Toni Pat ­ Resident Dick ­ Resident Kay Toni Kay Kay Kay Toni Kay Kay Kay Kay Kay Toni Debbi No Instructor Mary Ann Cope Toni Toni Dick Toni Residents Toni Toni Toni Cathy - Resident
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WOODSHOP The machines in the woodshop are very busy during the morning hours by the men in our community. They are working on many items for themselves and doing repairs for the residents. If you have an item that needs some TLC, please bring it to the Woodshop during the morning hours to see if it can be repaired by the men.
THE NEEDLEWORKERS The Needleworkers meet on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30 in Club Room 3. Anything you wish to create with a needle, the group does: knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, needlepoint, sewing, some quilting, etc: Some have joined our group just to socialize, get interested in a craft and now have busy hands also.
April 2017, the women's woodshop group celebrated 12 years in existence. We have made many items for ourselves and for the craft fairs. If you are interested in joining our group, please call Sara Pittman, 815-372-0596 or Sandie Denklau 815-372-0558. You don't need any experience, just a desire COME JOIN US! The Painting Club Meets Monday Afternoons 1 -- 4 p.m In the ARTS/CERAMICS room. UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION ! CREATE ! NO EXPERIENCE, NO CHARGE Barb & Richard TUESDAY EVENING CERAMICS Classes are held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 in the ceramic/craft room. There is a $2.00 instruction fee, and still some greenware/bisque available for purchase. Come and see the exciting new things we are doing on Tuesday evening. If you are interested in attending, call Judy Adams ­ 815-886-3045
The first Tuesday of the month finds the Needleworkers enjoying lunch at different local restaurants before meeting at the clubhouse. If you are moving or no longer doing needlework and need to dispose of your "stash", there are several groups that can find homes for your items, putting them to very good use. You can bring them to Room 3, (the Library) on Tuesdays, from 1:00-3:30. If you are interested in working on any project that uses a needle, come join the group. Members have knowledge of many crafts and even though they do not teach, they will gladly try to help with any stitching problems. For information please call Sandie Denklau 372-0558 or Phyllis Taylor, 886-4789. THE LAP ROBE MAKERS We are a group who make Lap Robes for nursing homes and quilts for Project Linus and women's shelters. Project Linus is an organization that will give the quilts to children in need. We have been very fortunate to have received many donation of fabric, for which we are thankful.
SCRAPBOOK CLUB Do you have boxes full of photos that need to be organized? Have you ever wanted to create a book of memories? Come join us and meet new friends and organize your photos. We meet the last Friday of the month in the Ceramic Room from 1:00 P.M. -10:00 P.M. Stay as long as you like. For more information call Joan Gratt 708-582-7888
We meet on Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm. We have all the supplies, we just need your talents. Please join us. Questions: Annette Harrison 815-886-8418 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CERAMICS Come join us on Wednesdays from 12:00pm ­ 4:00pm for afternoon fun and relaxation. Learn to dry brush, to apply mother of pearl, to use 24 carat gold, apply antique medium, and many other ceramic techniques. Get tips and hints that will help you enhance the beauty of your ceramic pieces. Available to assist you will be Marge Lenartowicz and Judy Keeler along with other knowledgeable ceramists. Bring a friend. We're looking forward to sharing Wednesday afternoons with you.
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ABERDEEN MEN'S BREAKFAST WHEN: Monday, April 9th, 9AM WHERE? "The Tasty Waffle' Questions? Call JOHN THOMAS 630-725-0720 "BEAUTIFY ABERDEEN" As you probably know, Aberdeen has formed a Task Force which will focus on lawn renewal for front yards and parkways. This 3 year program will include lawn aeration, de-thatching, and slit seeding, followed by fertilizer applications. Letters explaining the program were sent to all homeowners by Park Management in February. Participation is voluntary. If you wish to participate, please contact Gary Schaffner (815-524-4722) with any questions you may have. LADIES' LUNCHEON WHEN: Friday, April 27th, 11:30 AM WHERE: "LINKS GRILLE" (on our golf course) To make your reservation before the April 23rd deadline, call: Gerry Paluch ­ 773-620-8286 or Betty Dramel ­ 815-886-0977 Looking forward to seeing you there. OUR "DANDELION MAN" Do you remember the song about the "Candyman"? Well, think about the melody as you read on ­ Who can make your yard look better than before? Who can spread his magic as he moves from door to door? The Dandelion Man! Yes, the Dandelion Man can. He sprinkles stuff around, then they wither in the ground. The dandelions are banned by the Dandelion Man. OUR WONDERFUL FAMILIES Nicholas Bonomo, grandson of proud grandparents Peg and Bob, is a junior at Wisconsin Whitewater College. He finished third in the 165 pound weight class at the two-day, 17 team, NCAA Upper Midwest Regional Wrestling Championships held in Minneapolis Minnesota. He will represent the "Warhawks "at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Cleveland Ohio. NEW MONTHLY FEATURE Each month ­ for the next few months ­ will include excerpts from "Time to Live Carefree". You may find them to be comforting and reassuring. The first suggestion follows. It's time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don't just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Stop worrying about the financial situation of children and grandchildren, and don't feel bad spending your money on yourself. You've taken care of others for many years, and you've taught them what you could. This is a time for you to enjoy. Food for thought?
ANNUAL MEETING ­ Wednesday, May 3 Your attendance and your vote are important. Three new Board Members will be elected at this meeting. Please plan to attend and watch for the reminder sign on the Aberdeen monuments as the meeting date approaches. May news is due by April 6. PLEASE remember to call Ann Canaday at 815-341-6379 or e-mail to [email protected] ANDOVER Hello Neighbors! I hope you all are enjoying the warm up we are having. I don't know about you all, but the change in season is just what I needed! Andover Association President, Bob Mackanin, has shared some thoughts with me to pass on to you all. .Firstly, Bob would like to say a few words regarding the passing of our friend, Walt Warren. Walt passed away at the beginning of March. He was a long-time member of the community. Walt's favorite past-time here at Carillon was the wood workshop. He was a very talented craftsman. Our condolences to his friends and family. We are sure he will be dearly missed. Bob also has some information regarding Spring Cleaning. (Something I'm sure we all enjoy! Ha Ha!) Lawn Maintenance begins April 15th. There has been quite a build-up of debris from the recent melting snow. Please keep after any litter around your homes and remove it from your common areas. At the same time, if you notice any damage from Winter weather to areas such as your roof, siding, or sidewalk, please take note of it and report damages to Sharon Gomez, in order for her to authorize a work order to get repairs taken care of. As a reminder for this season, bird houses, bird baths, and bird feeders are prohibited in accordance with Section 24 of the Rules and Regulations. Furthermore, Please DO NOT feed any feral animals, including cats, bunnies, or squirrels. They may be cute and fluffy, but once food is made available to them, they will be attracted by free lunch and become a pest problem. Speaking of seasons, it's Tax Season! (YAY Refunds!) Don't forget Taxes are due APRIL 15th. While Carillon no longer helps with Tax Returns, AARP members may still be able to request an appointment at local libraries for assistance filing taxes. Please contact AARP for further details. HAVE A HOPPY EASTER, ANDOVER!!!
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Wednesday April 11th is the meeting for the 2018 Bocce Ball and Shuffle Board season. PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING AND JOIN OUR TEAMS. HERB WEST is captain of bocce ball and is still in need of a co-captain and BEV PECORA and BETTY RAY are the captain/co-captain of shuffle board. The games are weekly and just think of the fun and chance to socialize with your neighbors you will have.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to: Marilyn and Tom Edman, 39 years, 4/9; Jackie & Richard Bennet 4/10 8 years; Karen and Louis DeMuro, 23years, 4/13; Jackie and Ed Mazurowski, 68 years; 4/15; Bobbi and Bill Borbas, 23 years, 4/30. Have a wonderful day celebrating your life together!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Mike Fitzgerald and Karen DeMuro 4/2; Betty Fitzgerald 4/8; Marilyn Wickert 4/9; Jean TannerRich 4/13; Ed Mazurowski 4/14; Tracy Jakusz 4/16; Tom Pellegrino 4/17; Karen Kohler 4/18; Jean Tanner 4/22: Louis DeMuro 4/23 Have a great day!
SINCERE APPLEGATE SYMPATHIES to the family of Ron Weber, husband of Michelle and son-in-law of Enid Worack, who passed suddenly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The February BAG COMPETITION was another fun filled day. There were 22 Applegate residents in attendance. This month's winners were: First Place, Marilyn Wickert & Don DiNapoli. Second Place: Stan Zablocki & Hank Vervoort. Congratulations, Baggers! Hoping you will plain on joining us on April 29th at 2:00 for a fun filled afternoon.
CONTINUED APPLEGATE CARING to our Applegate friends and neighbors who are suffering in any way. Please call for help from your friends and neighbors if we can do ANYTHING!!
UPCOMING DATES: Sunday April 1st Wednesday April 11th Friday April 13th Sunday April 15th Friday April 27th Saturday April 28th Sunday April 29th Friday/Saturday
Easter Sunday Evening Bocce Ball & Shuffle Board meeting 7:00 pm Movie Night CAMA Mexican Mariachi $15.00 ticket sales March 26th & 27th Movie Night Spring Dance Applegate Spring Fling 2:00 PM May 4th & 5th Chorus Show
ASHFORD We kick off the month this year with Easter on April 1st! A big happy Easter to all in Ashford! This is a big one- Scientists have reached a Major Break-Through in the quest to make time travel possible. According to a report published in the Journal of Applied Time Physics, a new web-based tool allows humans to travel forward in time. Harold Wanderhausen from the Latvian Institute for applied science (LIAS) said on Thursday. "The solution is so simple, it was in front of our eyes the whole time." The affectionately named prototype Jiffy 1 is programmed to take users to one specific point in time. "We have chosen New Year 2024, just to test things." The prototype does not allow for journeys back in time yet, but scientists are hopeful that the same technology will one day make that possible. Harold plans to settle in Carillon next year. Happy Ashford April Birthday Wishes to Jennie Valenta 4/8, Peggy Paul 4/10, George Bailey 4/11, Mark Kaminski 4/24. Here's wishing you all blow out all the candles with a single attempt! Don't miss this one! April 26 Senior Fraud & Scam Prevention Seminar in the Carillon Theater- I've been working on getting this seminar set up through our Attorney General's Office and from our State Representative Natalie Manley for Carillon for a few months - The Attorney General's office has reported a 116% increase in scams in the last 2 years. The seminar will feature some great advice for all of Carillon's residents. An email announcement has been broadcast and one more will be sent. An informational poster is in the clubhouse lobby. If you want to attend, you need to RSVP to my email address so seating can be planned! The Weber Road Safety Committee is still working on the implementation of a traffic signal for our south gate. This has not been an easy quest in working through details with the County, State, and in part through CAMA. There is a large number of Carillon folks who want this safety measure but still a few who are not in favor. If you have thoughts on this endeavor, please let me know. Something I read -- "Retirees face many challenges: social isolation, decreasing body functions, and decreasing mental functions to name a few. Believe it or not--getting involved with your community can be the cure. Managing a life-work balance, hectic schedules, and family obligations kept life busy for years, but retirees often wake up to a blank calendar every morning. It's important for seniors to stay active and engaged with others. Giving back to the local community is the perfect way to spend the post-work years". Volunteer for community work and Join an interest group! Just to let you know, on my first article above ­ April Fools! Enjoy the day! What the heck, a little humor never hurts!
May your month be filled with good friends and, many happy memories. Mary Melaniphy [email protected]
I'm always looking for news to put into our Ashford TOTT column. Please email me at [email protected] or call me at (815) 524-4967. Regards, John Overend
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BEDFORD Awake thou wintery earth Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers laughs forth Your ancient gladness! *********************** April and Spring go hand in hand. Spring is for renewal and new beginnings. The April flower is the Daisey, and it coveys innocence, loyalties and purity; and the jewel for April is Diamond and it symbolizes eternal and lasting love. And a Happy Birthday to: Dorothy Buch and Joseph Priano 4/6--Ann Hoogland and Ralph Muncy 4/8 Jan Heine and Irene Walczak 4/19 Jeannette Plattenberger 4/20. My sincere apologies, to Barbara Linsner for her birthday on March 11th and to Miriam Vecchiet for her birthday March 28, they deserve the very best good wishes. Holidays for April: Easter Sunday is on April 1st. It celebrates the resurrection of Christ on the third day after his crucifixion. Away from the religious meaning, the day has been given to coloring Easter eggs, housing Easter candy and the Easter bunny. Passover, April 6th: Is the last day of Passover, which began on March 31st. Government Taxes, April 17th: The days of figuring your taxes ends today! Earth Day, is on the 22nd of April: The day was made to raise awareness and reviews our commitment each day to do whatever we can to keep our and community and planet in good order. Miriam Vecchiet, our activities lady wants to remind us to celebrate Fiesta on Sunday, April 15th. There will be a Mariachi Band Group and singer for the entertainment. The cost is $15.00. Bedford Ladies Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 23rd at 11:30. Southern Bell's Pancake House at 59th South Van Duke Blvd. Plainfield, RSVP to Judy McMill, 815-738-4998 or Kay Grove, 815-524-4292. Remember luncheons are held on the 4th Monday of each month. Come out and meet your neighbors at a fun and friendly lunch for all.
you to do---except---a football team! What a lady!! An idea: I received a request from one of the residents for a Bedford service. The meaning of the service would be to create an arrangement that would have a purpose, something that could change a life. Anyone who has a suggestion about such a plan or goal, please call me, Mary Ann Wands at 815-524-5042. **Please call Marsha Nolen at 630-748-8310, ext. 125 for repairs or concerns. Happy, Happy April Mary Ann Wands BERKSHIRE BERKSHIRE CARD PARTY is April 7th, doors open 5:30. Games begin at 6pm. There are some seats available or if you are registered to attend and find you won't be able to attend, call Connie Teckenbrock (815/524-3565). Someone would like to pay for your place. Berkshire's annual H.O.A. meeting was 2/21. Elections were held. There were 2 openings on the board. A quorum of homeowners was present. The following is our new board: Bob Lopez, President, Tom Kelsh, Vice President, Tony Bannon, Treasurer, Jean Liewald, Secretary, and Pat Bambule, Member at Large. A BIG thank you to our Board members for their time and dedication to the welfare of Berkshire. Our next H.O.A. meeting will be April 18th at 7pm at the Club House. By attending our bi-monthly H.O.A. meetings, you can keep yourself informed of upcoming projects or upcoming activity dates for Berkshire. DATES TO REMEMBER: November 10th Fall Card Party; December 9th Christmas party. AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Terry Saccaro's daughter, Susan Miura, has had her 3rd book published, "Healer". The book is about healing stories. Terry has read it and she said, "Not that I'm prejudice, but it was a good read." The book is available now so you can read about the "Healer" yourself. Congratulations to a proud Mom and her daughter. As you have noticed, our lawn company put down grass seed with a matting in the fall for spring growth. As announced previously, we must reframe from walking on the grass seed or the areas will have to be replanted in the spring. We are all responsible for the care needed for this reseeding.
Meet Catherine Meehan, the woman of the month. Catherine has lived here for 18 years. She has been involved in many, many activities. She decorated the monument, at the entrance to Bedford, for 12 years. It was fun she said because residents would join her with coffee and cookies. She has been with Lap Robe makers for 16 years. The Chorus has had her since it began, and today continues to make special trips away, the next one is a nursery home. She swims every day at 6:30. in the morning. Catherine has been with the Young at Heart for the entire time she has lived here. And finally, asked what she likes about Bedford, "she said it has everything for
From Jeanne Kelsh, "Thank you to all my friends and neighbors for the cards, prayers, food and gifts of kindness these past few months. I am getting better each day and hope to be out and among you soon." Remember our neighbors who could use a "get well" or "cheerful" wish. We have had a number of our residents who have had health problems these past months. Your cards and phone calls mean so much!
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HAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAY: Mary Jo Martin ­ 12, Maureen Merkes ­ 12, Gerry Martin ­ 20, Beverly Stopler ­ 21
HAPPY APRIL ANNIVERSARY: Bob & Sandy Lopez ­ 4, Jack & Beverly Stopler ­ 25
Contact me with news in your family, your birthdate & anniversary (if applicable), and if your birthday/anniversary is incorrect or missing, give me a call or send a note. Happy Easter! Pat Tessler
BRISTOL Happy news. On February 6th, Mary Ellen Bell welcomed her 10th great-grandchild, Sadie, into this world. On February 7th, Mary Ellen welcomed two great-great granddaughters, Blythe and Gwendolyn.
Sad news. In early March, Sylvia Davis (Redbud) passed away after a long illness.
Save the Date:
04/03 Bristol Activities Committee stop by the clubhouse at

4:00 to share your ideas
04/17 Taxes due
09/15 Street Fest
Bristol (grassy area on

Hickory north of Aspen)
12/01 Christmas Holiday Party Clubhouse
Annual Survey from Advocate Management. This was recently mailed to Bristol residents. Be sure to fill it out and return it promptly.
Happy birthday to: Jim Seyer ­ 04/02, Ron Musielak ­ 04/06, Keith Wiegel ­ 04/12, Jim Petersen ­ 04/14, Barb Span ­ 04/16, Debra Gulledge ­ 04/29
Happy anniversary to: Paul & Nancy Johnson ­ 04/12 ­ 49 years!
Thought for the month: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." ~ Maya Angelou
April Funny. "I asked my daughter if she'd seen my newspaper. She told me that newspapers are old school. She said that people use tablets nowadays and handed me her iPad. They fly didn't stand a chance."
National Parks Quilt Exhibit. From June 17th to July 3rd, the entire National Parks exhibit will be on display at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Isla a la Cache Museum, Plum Creek Nature Center and Sugar Creek Administration Center. One-fourth of the exhibit will be at each location. You can see them on Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10a.m ­ 4p.m., and on Sundays from noon-4p.m. For more information, see https:// /save-date-entire-
national-parks-quilt-exhibit Please share your news, thoughts, jokes, anniversaries, birthdays, travel stories, etc! Submit your information by the 5th of the month. Call, text, email, or drop off at 13743 South Hickory. Thank you, Mary Woods, 630 310-4163, [email protected] BUCKINGHAM April Birthdays: 24 ­ Leonard Lanute, Jr. Sad News: Buckingham neighbors extend their sincere condolences to Marguerite Bidinger on the death of her son, Barry, who recently passed away from cancer. He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Annie. Happier News: Some residents had the opportunity to escape the snow and cold. Achamma Cyriac visited friends in California; Mary McGovern went to Ft. Myers, FL and said she brought nice weather back with her (so, if you see Mary, tell her "thanks"). Barb Hansen gets the gold medal for travelling an entire month through Florida ­ visiting friends in Sun City, Orlando, Apollo Beach, Lido Beach, and Sarasota. She had a great time seeing her 10 great-grandchildren and, especially, seeing her friend Kathy who celebrated her 95th birthday during Barb's visit. Bingo Games Return: Thanks to Karen Jordan weekly bingo has resumed every Thursday at 1:30pm in the Buckingham lobby. A sign-up sheet is posted so we know how many chairs to set up. At 10 cents a game, with a 25 cent overall, no one expects their winnings will boost their retirement fund. However, it was fun getting together with neighbors and enjoying a few chuckles. Hope to see new faces at the next game. Thanks also to Debby DeBoor who will assist me by sending articles to the TOTT. I still need residents to phone me with news of vacations, Buckingham events, etc. Submitted by Beverly Hall, Unit 204, (815) 552-3730 OUR APRIL MONTHLY "LADIES LUNCHEON" Our April "Ladies Luncheon" will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the "Bulldog Ale House" in Bolingbrook. We will meet in the garage at 1:00 pm and leave from there. It will be hosted by Debby DeBoor. Debby says that their food and expecially their "Pot Pies" are very good. All ladies from Buckingham are invited to join us. Give yourself a break, take an afternoon off and enjoy your neighbor's company and a delicious meal. Sign-up Sheet will be on the Bulletin Board next to the Mail Boxes. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Submitted by: Dorothy J. Earl, Organizer and Chairperson, Unit 309, (815) 372-3311
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CAMBRIDGE Spring is just around the corner... and as we all know "April Showers bring May Flowers" we are hoping for the same this year.
said "they use him to keep the crowds back". Another child said "No, he's just for good luck". A third child brought the argument to a close "they use them to find the fire hydrants".
Winter is over and as the days get warmer we see a renewal of our gifts through nature. While doing the March issue my brain had a `major malfunction' and under the reminders I provided you with two incorrect pieces of information. Only one person called to tell me I had put the dates wrong for the HOA meeting and the Cambridge Board Meeting for March....... CORRECTION: The next Home Owners Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the theatre room. New Reminders: The Cambridge Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 at 9:00 a.m. in the ceramics room. We still are in need of one or two people to organize the Activities Committee for our parties and activities. No experience needed and there are many people to help. The April Ladies Luncheon will be held at Patty Palmer's house, 13323 Red Cedar Lane, on Tuesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. Patty is providing "Hawaiian" sandwiches and everyone is bringing a dish to pass. Hope to see all of your cute little faces.. With Spring right around the corner, let's talk Bocce. Last year we ended up in 2nd place and had a lot of fun getting there. I need to know if you would like to play on our team. Games are played at 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Please let me know if you are interested by April 8th. Call Irma at 1-630-2470600 or Diane Weniger. Some cute thoughts: A new month Push yourself Rejuvenate Inspire others Laugh lots
Here's hoping you are not fooled too badly on April 1st and that everyone has a wonderful and glorious Easter celebration with family and friends. Until May Patty Palmer 219-384-5872 [email protected] CANTERBURY Hi! My husband, Andy, and I moved to Carillon last May. Originally from New York, we moved to Holland, Michigan in 2010. We are happy to be living in Carillon, especially since we are close by our daughter, Jill, a local Real Estate Broker. I am looking forward to tackling the writing of "The Talk of the Town." If anyone has news, info, etc. that they would like included, please let me know. You can text or call me at 845-309-2678. Donna Rivers p.s. Had a blast at the Halloween party!!! HAPPY EASTER and HAPPY SPRING!!! APRIL BIRTHDAYS ARE: Bonnie Butler ­ 3, Virginia Fadden ­ 11, Joan Gardner ­ 12, Walter Suva ­ 12, Kenneth Holmberg ­ 13, Martin Medema ­ 16, Mary Ann Skopek ­ 23, Jerry Volkmar ­ 23, Jay Parker ­ 24, Don Arnold ­ 26, Jan Peters ­ 27, Dorothy Kmieciak ­ 30, Lorraine Kolasinkski ­ 30, Nancy Malloy ­ 30. April's Full Moon is the Pink Moon. It heralds the appearance of the Moss Pink or wild Ground Phlox, one of the first Spring flowers. Also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon, because this was the time of the year that the shad swam upstream to spawn ­ The Farmer's Almanac. Dates To Remember: 1 ­ Easter Sunday 22 ­ Earth Day 27 ­ Arbor Day
Your mind is a garden...our thoughts are the seeds...You can grow flowers...or you can grow weeds. Sign outside a florist "It's spring and we are so excited we wet our plants"
On the first Arbor Day, April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted. If you can't plant a tree, go out and give one a hug.
"He who plants a tree, plants hope."
-Lucy Larcom
A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today. The grandmother, more than a little surprised said "this is interesting", trying to keep cool. "How do you make babies?" she asked. The child replied "It's change the "y" to "I" and add es".
For those of you who garden, here are a couple of tips for April: 1 ­ Divide perennials to increase your stock 2 ­ Plant Pansies Hummingbirds return from their winter homes in Central America.
A grandfather was taking his grandchildren home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Setting in the front seat was a Dalmation dog. The children started describing the dog's duties. One child
Remember Billie Burke, the actress who played Glinda, the Good Witch in "The Wizard of Oz"? This was her take on aging: "Age doesn't matter unless you're a cheese."
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Ladies Breakfast: April 11th at 9:00 A.M. at Niko's Breakfast Club. Contact Linda Parker at 815-293-6444 Men's Breakfast: April 20th at 9:30 A.M. at Romeo Cafй. Contact Ed Vascik at 815-293-3759 Around the world: China: Population of nearly 1.4 billion, 5% is Christian or roughly 67 million. Makes it the seventh largest Christian country. They worship in illegal "house churches." -The Huffington Post Can anyone recommend any good books? Here are two I recommend: "Les Parisiennes" by Anna Sebba. True story of French women in Paris during WWII. "Law and Disorder" by Bruce Chadwick. About the birth of the NYPD in the 1800's. Thought for the month: We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill Enjoy the warmer weather and have a great month!!! Kelly Sourwine CANTERBURY EAST SPECIAL APRIL DATES: 4/1 ­ Easter Sunday, 4/11 ­ National Pet Day, 4/17 ­ TAX DAY. Get well wishes to ALL of the residents who are dealing with medical issues. Still seeking a Rep for the CAMA Activity Committee. Anyone interested, please contact Dusty Mirabella @ 815 372-0561. Need to know what's going on during the upcoming months. News from Joyce Fitzpatrick: Laughter, chatting, enjoying the sun, meeting old or new friends or just watching. This is all "FREE" for you ­ Evening "Bocce" is the game, where all of this is offered. We play every Wednesday evening. No set teams. Looking forward to seeing you at the Bocce court. Happy Days from Captain Joyce Fitzpatrick. Seeking more information, contact Joyce at (815) 3729151. Ladies Breakfast: Second Wednesday of the month ­ April 11th 9:00am at Niko's Breakfast Club. Canterbury East ladies, please call Jane Leslie to reserve a seat - 630 486-4867. For Canterbury ladies, please call Linda Parker at 815 293-6444. Ladies Luncheon: Berdine Schrader and Helen Whately would like to thank the Canterbury East ladies, who gathered for the fun Luncheon held on February 23rd. The food was delicious and the company was great. Please mark your calendar NOW for our next Luncheon, which will be held on April 27th. Berdine and Helen are showing the energy to plan for the future ­ bimonthly dates i.e. April, June. August and October on the last Friday of the month. Watch for flyers in the TOTT or your new cubbyhole.
The Men's Breakfast for Canterbury East always falls on the Third Friday of the month. In March 2018, that will be on Friday, April 20th @ 9:30am. The gentlemen meet at Cafй Romeo, 135th Street & Route 53. Come and Join them, it is a lot of fun and good food (with a senior discount). They like to know who is coming so enough chairs are allocated. So please call Ed Vascik at 815 293-3759 or email Jim Arends at [email protected] to reserve a seat. Happy Birthday Wishes to: 4/02 ­ Patricia Ortinau, 4/04 ­ Wayne Kluba, 4/06 ­ Terri Berge, 4/09 ­ Gerry Bakosh & Albert Elwart, 4/18 ­ Marlene Duggan & Karen Mueller, 4/20 ­ Helen Tomczak, 4/24 ­ Ron Small, 4/29 ­ James Arends. Happy Anniversary Wishes to All April Couples and specifically on 4/08 ­ Ron & Joyce Warnsdorfer. Random Fact: In the 1800s, drinking "tea" made from boiled old shoes was thought to cure disease. I wonder what those old shoes were made of. Hmm, that could save me Pharmacy expenses. Submitted by Rita Kowalski (815)293- 1137 or [email protected] CARLISLE All I Need to Know About Life, I learned from the Easter Bunny *Don't put all your eggs in one basket *Everyone needs a friend who is all ears *Some body parts should be floppy *Good things come in small sugar-coated packages *The grass is always greener in someone else's basket *All work and no play can make you a Basket Case *An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest Hare on a `bad-hareday' *The best things in Life are still sweet and gooey A Butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam and for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel lucky to have seen it. Sadly, one of our original residents and longtime Board member, George Berglund recently passed away. He and his wife Betty had moved to IA to be near Family. Our Deepest Sympathy to all his Family! Efty Kelly had a large visitor around 9pm one night. She observed him/her knocking down a bird-feeder and feasting on the contents. She also had a green-wire suet holder go missing and another birdfeeder knocked down. It seems Mr./Ms. Racoon is getting fat on Bird-food. The next Carlisle HOA meeting is May 9th 7pm in the Clubhouse. The Landscapers will be doing their Spring cleanup, consider securing your personal property so as not to encumber their work or have anything broken. Of course, always remember the rules and respect for neighbors when dog walking. You must have your dog on a leash and you must pick up their waste immediately!
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IF YOU MISSED SIGNING UP for the Carlisle Evening Shuffleboard/Bocce-ball teams, please call Larry Hageman-847-571-2691 for Shuffleboard & Bill Pomatto-815-293-3940 for Bocce-ball! Read the May 15th Ladies Luncheon details in the May column! Barbara Ritchey's Granddaughter, Michelle has marked many milestones in her life. She, her Brother and parents rode Tandem Bikes from Rochester MN. to Barbara's home in Bradley IL. (500 miles on state and county Highways) when she was 10, then she rode her bike from the East Coast to the West Coast when she was 20. She turned 30 in February and to celebrate she did an Ultraman race in Orlando FL. On Friday-2/16, she swam 6.3 miles and biked 93 miles in 8hrs.-32min. 0n Saturday-2/17, she rode her bike 171 miles in 9hrs-45min. On Sunday-2/18, she ran 52.4 miles in 10hrs-30min. Barbara says "We are all waiting to see how she will celebrate her 40th! Any suggestions?" Sugar Coated Happy Birthday Wishes; Gary Taylor-4/3, Elena Morris-4/5. Kathleen Hounihan-4/9, Judith McGhee-4/9, Kathleen Walter-4/10, Joseph Mazucca-4/12, Carmen Ferallo-4/13, William Warr-4/13, Judy Gillono-4/15, Sarah Graham-4/18, Jack Ruland-4/18, Anita Ercolini-4/19, Doris Walker-4/20, Gerald Divincin-4/25, Carol Luban-4/26, Joyce Derby-4/27, Dolores Perise-4/27, Gene Ercolini-4/29, Annie Schmalbeck-4/30 Sweet and Gooey Anniversary Congratulations; Barry & Joan Gratt-4/11 Have a Blessed Easter! Throughout April let Happy Thoughts multiply like bunny's! Delight in all the new growth and color! Nancy Vervaet 293-0299 (Leave-a-message) [email protected] CHELSEA A Blessed Easter and happy April Fool's Day to you and yours! It's interesting that both holidays launch this month when we hope to see more signs of spring and new life, budding in our warming temperatures. Most of us welcome that after the cold, snowy winter as well as our snowbird friends returning from southern climes. Our men will open the spring with their monthly breakfast at Larry's Diner, Lockport and VanDyke Rds. in Plainfield at April 3rd at 9 am. And our ladies will meet at for breakfast on Thursday, April 19th. Check the enclosed flyer for details. Our bi-monthly HOA is Thursday, April 5th, at 7pm in the clubhouse theater. Homestead and senior freeze tax exemption services will be offered April 19 from and May 23rd from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Happy spring birthdays to our neighbors celebrating on April 2nd - Judy Blum, Agnes Maloney, Willard Pristo; 3rd - Wayne Walton, 7th - Klavan Bennett, Donald Davis, Lillian Silz, 9th -
Sandra Cassidy, Marshall Conklin, Robert Frank, John Frost, 11th - Sue Zahller, 15th - Roger Ferguson, 18th - Barbara Zych, 21st - Carol Sanford, 24th - Donald Cassidy, Roger Plagge, 26th - Nancy Frascello, 27th - Kathleen Degrassi, and 30th Marilyn Ransford. Congratulations to all those couples celebrating anniversaries this month too! And we can all be thankful we're shedding those winter boots and gloves, especially this teacher: The kindergartner asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on. By the time they got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost cried when the little boy said, `Teacher, they're on the wrong feet.' She looked, and sure enough, they were. Unfortunately, it wasn't any easier pulling the boots off, than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as, together, they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the correct feet. He then announced, "These aren't my boots." She bit her tongue, rather than get right in his face and scream, `Why didn't you say so?' like she wanted to. Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet. No sooner had they got the boots off when he said, "They're my brother's boots. But my Mom made me wear `em today." Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But she mustered up what grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots BACK onto his feet again. Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?" He said, "I stuffed `em in the toes of my boots." ...She'll be eligible for parole in three years! Happy Spring, everyone! Phyllis Girdwood DARLINGTON HAVE A BLESSED & HAPPY EASTER! A DATE TO REMEMBER The Men's Breakfast will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018, 9 AM at Cafe Romeo at Rt. 53 & 135th Street. Ladies Breakfast/Brunch: On Wednesday, April 25th the Ladies Luncheon will be at Southern Belle in Plainfield, on the northeast corner of Lockport & Van Dyke Rd. at 11:30 AM. Reservations must be made, so please call Gloria Slomiany at 815-407-0936 or Laura Carlson at 815-552-2377 by April 20th so we can give a final count. Hope to see everyone there. If you need a ride, please give us a call as we are able to car pool.
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Congratulations to Allison Antisdel, granddaughter of Darleen Meier. Allison made the Dean's List at Bradley University for the first semester. Allison was a 2017 graduate of Bolingbrook High School. Please keep Judy Lungo in your prayers. At this time Judy is very ill and in a hospital in LaGrange. Callie Sorce, granddaughter of Josephine Sorce, has just begun an exciting job as a Professional Intern at Disneyland. The internship in Technical Direction & Audio Design is a great fit for Callie because it combines her degrees in Music Technology & Sound Design with her love of music and everything Disney. This job takes Callie all over the Disneyland & California Adventure Theme Parks, observing and learning from the production team. She will also be involved in planning future Disneyland events. Callie has loved Disney since she was little, and finally her dream of working for Mickey has come true! HAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAYS to ­ Ray Andrulis, John Bahlmann, Liuda Butikas, Sharon Dawson, Mary Lou Domek, Linda Fontana, Marge Goranson, Marge Kenealy, Florence Leonard, Michael McGreehin, Darleen Meier, Frank Michalek, Rheta Nowakowski, Beth Riordan, Daniel Sataher, Phyllis Warda and Rosemary Wojcik. Hope everyone has a happy and healthy birthday with more to come. A Funny One Due to a power outage the house was very dark, so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-yr old girl to hold a flashlight high over her Mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby ­ little Connor was born. The paramedic lifted him by his feet and spanked him on his bottom and he began to cry. The paramedic then asked the wide-eyed 3-ye old what she thought about what she had just witnessed. She quickly responded `He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place, spank him again!' A Few Senior Texting Codes ATD ­ At the Doctor's BFF ­ Best Friends Funeral BTW ­ Bring the Wheelchair BYOT ­ Bring Your Own Teeth CBM ­ Covered by Medicare CUATSC ­ See You at the Senior Center FWIW ­ Forgot Where I Was GGPBL ­ Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low GHA ­ Got Heartburn Again LMDO ­ Laughing My Dentures Out LOL ­ Living on Lipitor OMSG ­ Oh My! Sorry, Gas Tot ­ Texting on Toilet WAITT ­ Who Am I Talking To? Hope these help. Be Happy & Be Safe. Joyce Eckhardt [email protected]
DORCHESTER Finally APRIL! With some exceptions March was very good to us in comparison to other parts of the country. Even spying a tad of growth from the early bloomers brings a brighter outlook. Activities are still pretty slow but will be picking up soon. Any information you can forward would be appreciated. First, a very Happy Easter is wished to all. What a wonderful time to renew our various religious dedications and share good times with family, friends and count our blessings. Once again, Jack and Nance Nagy's family has grown. Great grandchild #5, a girl was born February 17th. Her name is Collins (they are wondering where their grandchildren are getting these names)? Also, a huge and deeply grateful thank you to all for prayers, brilliant surgeons (and there were a few) and those prayers made it possible for the Nagy's to enjoy life once again. Personally, I am going to applaud their ability to handle their health challenges. Both Jack and Nance keep very active in our community in many ways. Official Army Day is April 6th. WE SALUTE YOU! The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity. Seems incredible that years ago Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday. Just an odd fact and here are the Dorchester celebrations: Ro Haley 4/4; Geri Grace 4/5; Claudia Pacini 4/9; Mary Laughhead 4/16; Lynda Byrd 4/17; Helen Barker 4/20; Bill Grace 4/22; Carla Gurtowski 4/26. Anniversaries: Midge and Rich Adams 4/1; Helen and Dan Barker 4/11. This list is very incomplete and always open for additions. E-mail or a note in our cubby box will add your name and date, never a year. Ladies Breakfast, second Friday of each month at the Breakfast Club Men's Breakfast, second Friday of each month at Larry's Diner Tax Day-April 15th. Try to remember that if you count all your assets, you will always show a profit. Good Health and good times ahead.......summer! Sue Lemerman [email protected]
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DOVER HAPPY PASSOVER .........HAPPY EASTER HAPPY SPRING Snowbirds are slowly flying home. We missed you and hope your return brings warm weather and sun. Hope to start seeing more of you outside. Seems like we all have been hibernating during this LONG cold winter. Check your garden for some buds coming up. Always a good sign that we have survived another Chicago winter. Tax help? Call White Oak and make an appointment with an AARP tax assistant. APRIL BUNDLES OF JOY: 3rd Mary Lake and Marianne Ott, 4th Dave Dunk, 10th Judy Gustafson, 11th James Bobis, 12th Ray Wiktor, 13th Susan Haustein and Sallie Nicklas, 14th Babs Chockley, 16th Les Atwood, 17th Art Trillet, 18th Roger Schrader, Greg Ziman & Carlene Goldbach, 25th Bill Zebutis, 26th Bill Downes, Colette Kucera and Louise Nowakowski, 28th Mike Davis, Joy Mlady & Bhupinder Bedi, 29th Dick Seaberg and Mike Beier, 30th Mack Lang. APRIL LOVEBIRDS: 1st Donna & Ray Wiktor, 4th Dick and Lee Kuklinski & Art and Betty Swenson, 12th Lanny and Terry Seeberg, 22nd Randy and Terry Churchill 40 years), 28th Keith and Susan Haustein, 29th Michael and Cheryl Cucci, 30th Angel & Nancy Feliciano. UPCOMING EVENTS The Ladies Breakfast is on Tuesday April 10th at 9:00 am. at NIKO'S BREAKFAST CLUB, 38 Weber Road in Romeoville. Please call Louise Nowakowski (293-3452) or Alice Kosche (4070223) for reservations. The breakfast is always the second Tuesday of the month. The Dover Men's Breakfast is on Thursday April 12th at 9:00 am. at the CAFЙ ROMEO RESTAURANT in Romeoville. No reservations are necessary. The breakfast is always the second Thursday of the month. Want to brag about your family? Have some news to share? Will or have traveled someplace new? Please let me know. Please contact me at [email protected] , call me at 815-5522238, or drop information by my home at 21414 W. Basswood Lane. If you would like to add to the May TOTT. I will need your articles by April 6th. Paulette Piotrowski
The following Clubs & Activities meet every week.
You will not see these activities on the calendar.
Day & TimeClub Name Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Interdenominational Worship Service 12:30 p.m. Pinochle 1:00 p.m. Mexican Train Dominoes (2nd and 4th Sunday of month) 6:30 p.m. Euchre
Mtg. Location Theatre Club Room #1 Club Rom #3 Club Room #1
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Woodshop 9:00 a.m. Ping Pong (Mixed) 12:00 p.m Pinochle 12:30 p.m. Bridge Lessons 1:00 p.m. Carillon Painting Club 4:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 6:00 p.m. Poker 6:30 p.m. Canasta
Multi Purpose Club Room #2 Club Room #1 Arts/Ceramic Rm. Arts/Ceramic Rm. Billiards Club Room #3
By 6:15p.m. Single deck Pinochle
Club Room 1&2
(every Mon. except 2nd Mon. of the month)
7:00 p.m. Canasta
Club Room #3
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Woodshop 9:00 a.m. Ping Pong (Mixed) 9:00 a.m. Bowling League 10:00 a.m. Lap Robe Makers 12:00 p.m. Mah Jongg 12:30 p.m. Party Bridge 12:30 p.m. Couples Bridge 1:00 p.m. Needle Workers 2:00 p.m. 31 Card Game 6:00 p.m. table tennis 6:30 p.m. Evening Ceramics 6:30 p.m. Water Volleyball
Multi Purpose Club Rm. #2 & #3 Multi-Purpose Club Rm. #1 & #2 Club Rooms #1 & #2 Club Rm. #3 Multi-Purpose Arts/Ceramic Rm. Pool
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. ­ noon Woodshop 9:00 a.m. Plastic Canvas
Club Room #3
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Ping Pong (Mixed)
Multi Purpose
Interfaith Bible Study
Club Room #1
Club Room #1
Crafty Crafters
Club Room #2
Ladies Woodshop
Club Room #3
Mah Jongg
Club Room #2
Ceramic Open Inst.
Arts/Ceramic Rm.
Texas Holden
(2nd & 4th Wed. of each month)
Wizard Game
Club Room #2
(2nd , 4th, & 5th wed. of the month)
7:00 p.m. Rosary Prayer Group
Club Room #1
9:00 a.m. ­ noon Woodshop
9:00 a.m. Ping Pong (Mixed)
Multi Purpose
9:00 a.m. Ed Maurer Stained Glass
Arts/Ceramic Rm.
12:30 p.m. Partners Bridge
Club Room #1
1:00 p.m. Sewing for Charity
Club Room #3
6:00 p.m. Poker
By 6:15 p.m. DOUBLE DECK- Pinochle
Club Room #1
6:30 p.m. 7's Canasta
Club Room #3
6:30 p.m. Carillon Community Chorus
Club Carillon
6:30 p.m. Womens Poker
Billiards Room
(fourth Thursday of the month)
6:30 p.m. Water Volley Ball
Friday: 9:00 a.m. ­ noon Woodshop 9:00 a.m. Ping Pong (Mixed) 1100 a.m. Water Aerobics Club
Multi Purpose Pool
1:00 p.m. Carillon Quilters 1:00 p.m. Beginner Mah Jongg 1:00pm to 10:00pm Book Scrapping (Last Friday of the month) By 6:15 p.m. Double Deck Pinochle (2ND Friday of the Month) 6:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge 6:30 p.m. Three handed Pinochle
Club Rm. #2 & #3 Club Room #1 Ceramic Room Club Room 1&2 Club Room #3 Club Room #1
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. Ed Maurer Stained Glass 9:00 a.m. Ping Pong (Mixed) 10:15 a.m. Tai Chi Class
Arts/Ceramic Rm. Multi Purpose Aerobics Room
April 2018
Talk of the Town
APRIL 2018
10:00am Policy Committee Mtg. 9:00am Marketing Committee Mtg. 7:00pm VFW Member Mtg. 10:45am CAMA Trip
7:00pm YAH's Mtg.
7:00pm Cambridge HOA Mtg. 1:00-5:00pm
8:30am Reducers Support Group 10:00am-11:00am
Super Seniors
Vision Support Group
AARP (55 Alive)
Grief Support
6:00pm Activities Game Night
7:00pm Chelsea HOA MTG
9:00am-11:30am White Oak Library 10:00am Book Club
10:30am Activities Mtg. 1:00pm Storm Guard 7:00-9:00pm Newcomers Mtg.
9:00am Building & Grounds Mtg. 9:30-12:30pm
10:00am Edward Jones Investment
Wii Bowling
7:00pm Canterbury East HOA Mtg. 7:00pm Movie Night
13 9:30-12:30pm Wii Bowling
Activities Social
15 1:00pm 7:00pm
Crazy Bunco
Darlington HOA Mtg. 7:00pm
17 Activities Game Night Dover HOA Mtg.
18 9:30-1:30pm
9:00am Civic Committee Mtg. 10:00am Tasty Salads with Chef Kelli 7:00pm Berkshire HOA Mtg.
1:00pm 1:30pm 2:30pm 7:00pm
Homestead Exemption Alzheimers & Dementias Support Group Finance Mtg. Agenda Mtg.
8:30am Reducers Support Group 9:30-12:30pm Wii Bowling 10:00am-11:30am
9:30-12:30pm Wii Bowling 5:00pm YAHS Social
Dorchester HOA Mtg.
Grief Support Group
10:30am Reverse Mortgage Seminar 3:00-6:00pm YAHS Mtg. 7:00pm CAMA Mtg.
10:45am CAMA Trip 7:00pm VFW Executive Board Mtg. TOTT Distribution
11:00-12:00pm Rethink Retirement
9:30-12:30pm Wii Bowling 7:00pm Movie Night
9:30-12:30pm Wii Bowling
21 28
10:00am Presidents' Mtg.
All events in colored ink are "special events."


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