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.
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.
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.
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 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. 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.
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! Click here: Exercise Class Schedule
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.
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.
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.
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 Colleen Teifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 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).
- 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.
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.
MUSIC & THEATRE
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!
WINE & DINE
Dining Around takes place during the months of September, October, November, February, March, April and May. Planning for this event is done by two or three couples each month. They decide on a restaurant and pick a menu. There are usually three or more choices for dinner. It is a great way to try different restaurants, meet new people and have a great evening. Check the calendar for information on the upcoming dining around events and sign-up information.
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.
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!
“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.
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 – email@example.com, Chris Woods 910-579-0052 – firstname.lastname@example.org or Eileen Chamberlain 910-579-3111 – email@example.com.
Granny’s Closet Inventory
Knitting & Crochet Club
Knitting, crocheting, whatever your pleasure. If you’d like to work your craft with a fun loving group or learn to knit or crochet, come to the Pink Palace, the first and fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring whatever you are working on, your favorite beverage and have a good time.
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: https://www.seatrailgrandmas.blogspot.com.