Clubs and Organizations

DISCUSSION/REFLECTION

Book Club

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

Neighborhood Bible Study

This is an open invitation to participate in a truly life-changing activity: Bible Study.  Sea Trail currently has 3 Bible study groups: Monday at 12:30 for ladies and 2 groups meeting separately on Tuesday at 7:00 PM for men and women.  We use study guides to lead us through our readings and discussion.  No previous experience is required! The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8.  We invite you to contact either Anne Giordano 910-579-8601 or Gloria Wimmer 910-579-1424 for more information.

Prayer Circle

The Chapel on the Green was dedicated in 1996 by the Prayer Support Circle.  It is a place to pray, meditate or simply find a sense of peace in times of stress. The doors are always open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Property owners with their access card may also access the Chapel additional hours from 7:00 to 9:00 AM and 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  The Chapel is available to residents for small weddings (capacity about 30), commemorations or memorials.  The committee coordinates the use of the Chapel to ensure the guidelines are followed.  Next to the Chapel we also have a Memorial Garden which was established in 2000.  Names of deceased Sea Trail residents are etched in bricks to form a walkway through the lovely garden surrounded by beautiful nature and benches for quiet meditation.

The Prayer Circle prays for people on request and we keep the requests confidential. They also provide the bricks for the Memorial Garden for a small engraving fee. We obtain the engraved bricks and facilitate a brick-laying, when requested. There is a supply of Chapel on the Green note cards for sale at $5 for a box of 10 notes. The Circle works with the Master Association in maintaining the beauty of the Chapel both inside and out. If you have a prayer request, please call or email the member in your neighborhood as listed below:

 

SPORTS/FITNESS

Bike Club

The Sunset Cyclists are bicyclists who enjoy leisurely rides with friends. Three Saturdays a month we do a local ride of 12 to 15 miles with frequent rest stops and enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant after the ride.  On one weekend each month, we transport our bikes by car to a new and interesting destination in North or South Carolina. We also do a weekend overnight ride twice each year on the Rail Trails with a distance of 15 to 25 miles.  We also support charities that raise money through bicycling events. These events have been fun and rewarding. We have supported the MS Ride, the Warrior Ride, Tour de Blueberry and Paws-abilities’ Poker Run.  All our rides are enjoyable and full of adventure. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Charlene Doolittle, 910-575-5977 or email at chardoo@atmc.net

Bowling – River Rollers (3 person Ladies League)

This league plays on Mondays and has a 33 week season beginning the end of August and ending mid April. Play is at the Little River Bowling Lanes starting at 9:30 AM. Play usually lasts about two hours.  Presently about 13 women who live at Sea Trail participate in this league – there are 20 teams and averages run from in the 90’s to 170’s – all levels of skill – a fun league with no stress…

Wholly Bowlers League (5 Person Mixed League)

This league plays Thursdays and has a 30 week season beginning end of August or early September ending mid/end of April. Play is at the Little River Lanes and starts at 6:30 PM and ends around 9:00 PM.  Presently about 2/3 of this league are residents of Sea Trail. There are 20 teams and averages run from the high 90’s to 190’s – all levels of skill – definitely a fun league – not many serious teams.  Contact Joe Carpinello for additional information at 910-579-9660 or jjcarp@atmc.net.

Exercise Classes

There is an exercise class for everyone. For those just beginning and new to the gym and those wanting a challenging work out.  Multiple classes are offered five days a week that build strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility and enhance balance.  Weights, chair, flex ball and flexi bands are just some of the tools used to accomplish whatever goal you have set for yourself to get fit!  Water Aerobics is offered during the summer months. Join us as all residents are welcome! For further information contact Sharon Markatos, 910-579-0901 or markatos@atmc.net

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Line Dancing

Every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM a group of homeowners meet in the multi purpose room of the Creekside building to do some line dancing.  Most of the dances are beginner level and we go through the steps before we turn on the music.  It is great exercise and lots of fun. There is no charge.  We are always looking for more dancers to join us.  Beginners may be more comfortable starting in the Thursday class until they learn the basic steps. For further information contact Barb Hauver at 910-579-6963 or bhauver@earthlink.net.

Pickle Ball

The Pickle Ball winter schedule: Sunday 9 – 11:00 AM, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 PM and Monday and Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Ladies and Beginners.  If you are interested in playing please contact: Ray Coakley at 910-575-3304; 781-910-9647 or seatrailsjones15@yahoo.com or Helen Sutton at 802-433-6197.

Tennis

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

Yoga

Many doctors are recommending Yoga to prevent and help with various health issues. Some of these include: joint and back pain, anxiety and stress disorders and increasing flexibility and strength for a better golf swing.  If you are interested in taking Yoga and experiencing the benefits it can provide, there are multiple classes being offered at the Sea Trail Visitors Center (VAC) and the Creekside Building. Classes are available for those who are new to yoga and those who are more experienced. For further information email Emily Shea shea@atmc.net

CARDS/GAMES

Bridge

There is nothing like a good game of bridge!

  • Couples Bridge – Couples bridge is held on 2nd Friday of each month at the Pink Palace at 7:30 pm. All are welcome. We encourage all Bridge players to give it a try. For more information contact Carol Peters at 910-579-1059 or marvinp@atmc.net.
  • Ladies Fourth Tuesday Bridge – The Ladies Fourth Tuesday bridge group was started in 1997 by Lois Pike.  Dorothy Cambria took over running it in 2000.  While there is a set membership of three tables, you are welcome to add your name to the substitute list.  It is up to the individual member to obtain a sub when she cannot attend.  For more information call Dorothy Cambria at 910-579-4696 or dotandal@atmc.net.
  • Monday Bridge – Newcomers are welcome. We play the second and fourth Mondays, 9:30 am until about 2:30. Bring your own lunch – we serve coffee. Check the Sea Trailer for any changes in schedules. For information, contact Marcie Frakes at 910-575-5989 or macy@atmc.net.
  • Third Tuesday Bridge – The third Tuesday party bridge group was formed in early l992 and was
    the first bridge group at Sea Trail. We have three tables and eight of the twelve players are from the original group. We start at 9:30 a.m. and play five six-hand rounds, ending around 2:30 p.m. We have a substitute list and each member who cannot play draws from this list. Any new interested residents can be put on this list.   For more information contact Carol Peters at 910-579-l059 or marvinp@atmc.net.
  • Thursday Ladies Bridge – Thursday Ladies Bridge meets promptly at 9:15 AM at the Pink Palace and welcomes all levels of play. This is open to all owners at Sea Trail.  Check the website for any schedule changes and for latest results  Contacts for September:  Judie Perna at 575-0409 or Evelyn Tanner at 575-6486.  All newcomers are welcome.
  • Fun Bridge – The Fun Bridge group is a party-bridge (NOT duplicate) group that meets Thursday evenings at the Sunset Room from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (except the 4thThursday of the month when we use the MAC).  Interested players are requested to contact Larry Hershoff; 579-1546 or larrysh@atmc.netor Alan Suvalle; 579-5093 or asuvalle@gmail.com in advance so we can ensure that we have 3, 4 or 5 complete tables.
  • No Worries Duplicate – No Worries Duplicate Group meets Mondays from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at various members’ homes for a low key competition. Please contact Larry Hershoff; 579-1546 or larrysh@atmc.net or Dick Saunders; 913-579-6043 or rr.md.saun@atmc.net in advance so we can ensure that we have 2, 3 or 4 complete tables.

Pinochle

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

MUSIC/THEATRE

Songbirds

The Sea Trail Songbirds first sang Christmas carols in December 1999 for their friends and neighbors. The group has since performed at various Sea Trail events including Christmas celebrations, Variety shows, Patriotic events and a Broadway show. The Songbirds have also performed at community events including the opening of Ingram Planetarium, Sunset at Sunset, Brunswick County Courthouse Series, Red Cross volunteer dinners, area assisted living and nursing homes and other church and community events. All members of the group are residents of Sea Trail with musical backgrounds including music degrees, community choruses, Barbershop and Sweet Adelines, other ensemble groups and church choirs. The group sings a variety of music including patriotic, beach and rock, oldies, Broadway hits and holiday music.

Rehearsals are every second and fourth Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Pink Palace.  Additional rehearsals are scheduled when we have upcoming performances or to accommodate singers schedules.

Nadine and Ron Cybyske organized the group in 1999. Mary Lou Dunbar is our current conductor and Sandy Payne our pianist.We now have over 35 members and continue to expand our membership, our repertoire and our performances. If you have a musical background or just like to sing, you are welcome to join us. We have a lot of fun and sing some great music as well! If interested, contact Denise Reiner at 910-212-0203 or dreiner@atmc.net or Bev Dague at 910-575-3397 or dague5200@yahoo.com.

WINE & DINE

Dining Around

Dining Around takes place during the months of September, October, November, February, March, April and May. Planning for this event is done by two or three couples each month. They decide on a restaurant and pick a menu. There are usually three or more choices for dinner.  It is a great way to try different restaurants, meet new people and have a great evening. Check the calendar for information on the upcoming dining around events and sign-up information.  If you have any questions please contact Jo Ann Abrams at 910-575-4492 – joann1046@yahoo.com or Janine Coakley at 910-575-3304 – seatrailsjones15@atmc.net.

Friends, Food & Wine

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

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Your 2016/2017 Committee

TGIF

TGIF is an informal gathering of Sea Trail homeowners. It is usually held the third Friday of each month, except July and August, in the Pink Palace from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Two couples sign up in advance to set up and host the evening (details provided).  Each homeowner brings their own beverage and an appetizer to share. It is an opportunity to spend time socializing and meeting new friends and neighbors. Friends, house guests and neighbors are welcome as well.  We hope to see you there!  For further information check the NEWS page of the website or contact Nancy Whitman, nwhitman52@gmail.com, 910-579-4882; Chris Gray, chrisg1432@gmail.com, 937-367-6075 or Jenny Mutimer, jmutimer@att.net, 706-231-3340.

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS

Caregivers – Who Cares…Do You??

Are you taking care of a parent or elderly loved one?  Do you feel overwhelmed and/or confused?  If you can answer yes to those questions, have I got a deal for you.  I thought for many years that there was a need for a caregiver support group here in Sea Trail.  There are so many of us who are caring for a parent and/or loved one and have no one to talk to…no one to understand…no one to turn to for advise or understanding.  Almost 3 years ago, a few of us caregivers pulled together and created a group to meet and support each other during difficult and stressful times.  Our vision continues to be to join together once a month in the evening, BYOB, in a judge-free zone to share our thoughts and feelings. We  laugh and we cry together, while providing the support that many of us so desperately need and desire.  What goes on in our meetings, stays in our meetings!  If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to candy_fowler@hotmail.com.   Mark your calendars for the 4th Thursday of every month at 7pm at the Pink Palace, The Sunset Room.  Also, please feel free to bring a friend or a family member.

Community Garden

This year, we had a great season for gardening even though the weather was very warm for most of the season. Many of us had success with basil, tomatoes, broccoli, onions, cucumbers and eggplant.  We are looking forward to another good year in 2017.  Some gardeners also planted flowers which added a  lot of color.  It seems too early for thinking of planting right now but it  won’t be long before the season arrives.  Each plot is $25 for the year. Gardeners may purchase more than one plot if they choose.  If you have any questions or are interested in joining us, please call John or Kate Goodrich at 575-5389.

Garden Club

“Bloom where you are planted” is much more than the motto of the Sea Trail Garden Club – it is truly the essence of its very existence. The Garden Club is not really a gardening club, as we know it, it is a welcoming bridge to Plantation life for newcomers, for visiting guests and for long-term members. With monthly meeting featuring a variety of programs, special projects that can last for several days, weeks or months, it affords an arena in which involvement is as little or great as the members wish. Special areas worthy of note include the annual “Make-it, Bake-it, Sew-it, Grow-It” Christmas Auction whose proceeds benefit Brunswick County charities, as well as Garden Club On-the-Go which schedules small group day trips to area points of interest. Garden Club is open to any woman in Sea Trail and has annual dues of $25.00. Any one interested in joining contact Pam Fisher at 910-579-7685 or pamfisher@atmc.net.

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Granny’s Closet

Are your grandchildren coming and you need equipment or toys for them?  Let Granny’s Closet help you!  If you would like to borrow a crib, playpen, highchair, car seat or toys or if you have items you would be willing to lend to other Sea Trail grandparents, please let one of us know.  Granny’s Closet now has medical aids to lend also.  If you have any items you would like added to Granny’s Closet Inventory list or to borrow any of the items listed, contact Diane Kreuzburg 910-575-4333 – diank@atmc.net, Chris Woods 910-579-0052 – dewoods@atmc.net or Eileen Chamberlain 910-579-3111 – leeny98@aol.com.

 

Granny’s Closet Inventory

Knitting & Crochet Club

Knitting, crocheting, whatever your pleasure. If you’d like to work your craft with a fun loving group or learn to knit or crochet, come to the Pink Palace, the first and fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring whatever you are working on, your favorite beverage and have a good time. For more information contact:  Michele Lupien mimilupien@gmail.com 910-880-0701 or Betty Ann Luff luff1@atmc.net or 910-575-0297.

Sea Trail Grandmas

Service project to knit, crochet and sew clothes for; premature and newborn babies / children and adult chemo hats / Teddy Bears for children in emergency and surgery rooms.  Can you knit, sew, and/or use a pair of scissors or a rotary cutter?  Everyone is welcome. Stay and work at the Pink Palace OR take home a package of flannel gowns, bounding dolls or teddy bears already cut and ready to sew with instructions.  This is a fun-loving group who will be glad to teach new-comers to knit, crochet, sew on labels, or cut out patterns. Feel free to come join us when you can.  We meet at the Pink Palace, the first and third Monday, of each month from 9 -11:30 a.m. To learn more about this group go to: http://www.seatrailgrandmas.blogspot.com.  For more information contact: Michele Lupien seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com 910-880-0701 or Betty Ann Luff at 910-575-0297

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