A Note from the President
Many of you received violation letters for
power washing. These were done in error, as we asked Elite Management to
hold off on them until we could negotiate a reduced price with a power
washing company. (Please see article inside newsletter) Some of you may
still get a first letter for power washing. If you have not done the power
washing by the first of July, you will get a second notice.
The Board, the ARC committee nor the clubhouse office personnel have anything to do with the violation letters that are sent.
Elite Management’s Senior Community Manager has
Afternoon Book Club
The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on April 2 at 1 pm in the clubhouse. The selection for this month is, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Roslyn Hartsell will lead the discussion. Since the meeting is close to Easter and in the middle of spring break you might have taken a copy from the book club kit and are not able to make the meeting. Please remember the books are due at the library immediately after our meeting. You may either leave the book in the HP office, or contact Denise Galloway. Many thanks!
There will be a sale of miscellaneous Clubhouse items, including framed prints, on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday April 4 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm each day.
ATTENTION SPORTS FANS!
No Ladies Luncheon for April
Tea Party with Grandchildren
It has been four years since we've had a Tea Party with our grandchildren, great grandchildren and their dolls. Pull out your old hat and decorate it for spring! We will have lots of surprises for the children and even some for Grandma! Of course, you can come without a child. It's Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 pm at a cost of $$12.75 each. There will be a Hat Decorating Workshop from 1:00 -2:30 pm before the Tea. No early birds please, there will be place cards on the tables for seating. Deadline is Friday, April 5. Miss Manners will be present!
Tuesday, April 9 at 10.00 am meet at the clubhouse to carpool to Duke Gardens in Durham to view the lovely spring flowers. RSVP by April 1.
Tackling Acrylics - Tips & Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Acrylic Paint!
Have you struggled with acrylic painting only to feel like you are battling the dry time or other aspects of using this wonderful media? Do you love acrylics, but need a boost of encouragement to get back to or continue painting? Just need a plain old dose of some fresh ideas? Well this mini-workshop is for you! Diane Johnson will share her 45 years of experience using acrylic paints with you. No long tales, just direct topics, then personal one-on-one direction about your own painting(s). You will paint a picture of your own. You may not finish the piece, but you will be better equipped to complete it at home. We'll also show you how to start a painting, what to do when you are in the middle of painting (a tough time for some), then how to know when your piece is finished! Monday, April15 from 1-3 pm, cost $18 - sign up by April 8, class size limited.
Non-Fiction Book Club
The nonfiction book club selection for April 16 is Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. We always meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Clubhouse. All are welcome. If you like, bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come.
Join us Thursday, April 18 at 1:00 pm to create
two (8"x 54") of your own original dyed and designed silk scarves. A $6.00
fee includes all supplies. Please note that we will be standing most of the
time and the location of the workshop is at 310-312 Rockport Ridge Way, in
the garages of Gerry Brent and Sharon Toomey. Sign up deadline is Monday,
April 8. Space is limited, so sign up early!
Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00 pm the Out to
Lunch Bunch will be going to Red Lobster at Crossroads for lunch. Please
call Mary Lee Tatum if you would like to go.
Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00 pm the Out to Lunch Bunch will be going to Red Lobster at Crossroads for lunch. Please call Mary Lee Tatum if you would like to go.
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR MYSTERY THEATRE!
Join in the fun and solve the mystery when The Walt Ramsey Production Company presents Trouble at the Tropicabana with Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred. The cost is $5.00 and the sign up deadline is Monday, March 25. There are still a few seats remaining. Be sure to sign up and join us for an evening of laughter and mystery!
Heritage Pines is pleased to host
Don "Bigweather" Schwenneker
May 8, 2013 at 9:45am, come on out and meet our local meteorologist, from
ABC11 NEWS, Don "Bigweather" Schwenneker.
Social Committee News
Social Committee News
The members of the Social Committee would like to express their gratitude to all of the community members who have given of their time and talent to host some awesome events this year. The committee members spend endless hours planning, shopping, setting up, cleaning up and running events in order to make Heritage Pines an exciting and fun place to live. The Social Committee appreciates any volunteers willing to chair events and the committee is always willing to help. Making and sticking to the rules helps the event planner run the event smoothly. Deadlines are important for planning food and beverages, room set up and financial outlay, as each event is self-supporting. Therefore, we are going to have to enforce the deadline dates as listed in the newsletter, without exception, for ALL events. If you are unable to attend an event and have paid, notify the office to see if there is a wait list. If not, your name will be added to a “ticket for sale” list. Your name tag is your ticket to attend; please wear it or have it with you during the event. Thanks in advance for your support and understanding in this matter. Now, put on your thinking caps and let us know what great ideas you have for future events!
Save the Date - Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 18 - Pool Pizza Party - Wendy
Adley - host
Thursday, May 23 - M&T Poka Dot Pallet -
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Celebration -
Mickey & Sue Brescia - hosts - HP Choral Group Concert
Thursday, Fourth of July Gala Event - Jeanette
& Ray Adamski - hosts - entertainment by the Dixie Land Band, plus food and
Saturday, May 18 - Pool Pizza Party - Wendy Adley - host
Thursday, May 23 - M&T Poka Dot Pallet - painting class
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Celebration - Mickey & Sue Brescia - hosts - HP Choral Group Concert
Thursday, Fourth of July Gala Event - Jeanette & Ray Adamski - hosts - entertainment by the Dixie Land Band, plus food and fun.
Grounds Committee Report
As we say goodbye to the remnants of winter, we
are happy to report that spring flowers have been selected for the main
flower beds around the clubhouse and at both Heritage Pines entrances. They
will be planted once the Brickman staff feels the weather is stable enough
to sustain them.
According to the 2013 Farmer’s Almanac, April
looks like a wet, soggy month (hold off on that irrigation!) with a stellar
day of weather tossed in here and there. We’ll certainly take this promised
rain with a grain of salt and look forward with great gusto for the “May
flowers”, as they are most certainly around the corner!!!
The Brickman Team
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
In order to make power washing less expensive
for the homeowners, the HP Board has made an agreement with Superior Power
Washing LLC for the following power washing fees. You can sign up at the
office for the services you want to have. Bring in a check (no credit
cards) made out to Superior Power Washing LLC, not HPCA. If you have any
questions, please call Superior Power Washing at 919-412-6448
A special thanks to Morty Berkowitz for
negotiating with Superior Power Washing for these discounted prices.
Anyone who has a problem with roof stains can call Mildew Magic at 919-845-9935. This process extends the life of your roof shingles.
Original Art Display
Come check out the new art display in the craft
room at the clubhouse.
Travel with Peggy
Our DC Trip is ready to roll with 30 people. If
you feel left out and would like to go, call me as soon as possible so I
can get you registered for this one. Otherwise, we plan on having fun
visiting our nation’s capital and seeing the sights. We will see two parts
of the Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery, the World War II Memorial, Vietnam
Memorial, the Capital, Embassy Row, and a lot more. The cherry blossoms
should be out to welcome our tour. We will be staying at the Springhill
Suites, in Sterling, Virginia for this trip. Cost is $379.00 double
Our Deepest Sympathy
From Hospitality Chairperson:
Around the Clubhouse
WELCOME NEW NEIGHBOR