A Note from the President
This is the best time of the year in the south.
The weather is warm, the grass is green and the trees and flowers are
National Poetry Month
Monday, April 29 at 11 am in the clubhouse HP homeowner, Dave Manning, author, will read from these two books:
Genes traces the journey of a
family through a generation, of a boy who thought he would live
forever, a mother whose garden went wild when she died in the
landscape of his California childhood and of family quarrels
unresolved, when he and his loved ones were squanderers of time.
Water Aerobics Exercise Club
We will be holding water aerobics classes on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from April 29th through the end of September. The cost for the entire season is only $50.The classes will be from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Please sign up early as there is a limited number of spots available. Contact Mary Hodes for more information. Sign up deadline is May 6.
Open Pool Exercise
Once again water aerobics using the cards will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting May 2 from 9 -10:00 am. It’s free and leadership is alternated among those attending. Open to everyone.
Heritage Pines is pleased to host a VocalMotion performance on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm. VocalMotion is a show choir sponsored by the SAS Institute in Cary.
Silk Scarves - second class
Tuesday, May 7 at 1:00 pm workshop 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. Class is full from previous class waiting list.
Afternoon Book Club
The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet
on May 7 at 1 pm in the clubhouse. The selection for May is
Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron. Pat Sherman will lead the
On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9:45am, come and meet our local meteorologist, from ABC11 NEWS, Don "Bigweather" Schwenneker. Don will be here just in time to discuss hurricane season and hurricane preparedness. You won't want to miss this!
Pool Pizza Party
Celebrate the beginning of summer and the opening of our swimming pool on Saturday, May 18 at 5:00 pm. We will be dining outside around the pool area. The menu will be cheese, pepperoni or veggie pizza from NY Pizza, salad and dessert. Please remember that if you choose to BYOB, no glass containers are permitted in the area around the pool. Cost is $6.00 per person and the sign up deadline is Monday, May 6. Seating is limited, so be sure to sign up early! Join the fun and come prepared to have a good time eating, visiting, playing some “pool” games and celebrating the beginning of the summer season!
Join us on Tuesday, May 21 at 10.00 am at the Clubhouse for our trip to Cary Garden Center on Old Apex Road. We will be viewing their new shipments and getting planting ideas. Contact Fran Livoti for more information.
No Ladies Luncheon for May
Non-Fiction Book Club
The Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on May 21 at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse Craft Room. Our selection for May is Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Over-treated Society by Nortin Hadler of the UNC Medical School. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share if you like. For more information, call Bonny or Verghese Chirayath.
The Heritage Pines Choral Group will present
Spring Fling in the Clubhouse on Saturday, June 8 at 7 pm. Join us in a
sing-along and have a BROADWAY BLAST! Let us entertain you with a
medley and songs from the musicals Oliver and The Music Man. Sing
with us and we’ll “Pick a Pocket or Two” and blow some bubbles!
Please mark your calendar for the evening
of June 8. The cost is $4 and refreshments will be served after the
program. Sign up deadline is Tuesday, May 28.
The Heritage Pines Choral Group will present Spring Fling in the Clubhouse on Saturday, June 8 at 7 pm. Join us in a sing-along and have a BROADWAY BLAST! Let us entertain you with a Broadway medley and songs from the musicals Oliver and The Music Man. Sing with us and we’ll “Pick a Pocket or Two” and blow some bubbles!
Please mark your calendar for the evening of June 8. The cost is $4 and refreshments will be served after the program. Sign up deadline is Tuesday, May 28.
Memorial Day Celebration
There will be a community Memorial Day gathering on Monday, May 27 at 12 noon. The program will be followed with a box lunch from Capis. The cost is $8.75 per person. Please pick your choice from the enclosed menu and return to the office by Monday, May 13.
Opting for Independence
Please join us on Wednesday, June 5 at 10am for an interactive presentation with strategies to remain healthy, happy and at home. According to AARP, nearly 80% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, often referred to as "aging in place." Aging in place is more than remaining in your environment of choice as you age. The essence of home is to feel safe in an environment where you have the ability to control and enjoy your experiences. Sometimes over time people are confronted with short term or ongoing challenges that may result in reduced physical or cognitive ability. The good news is there are a number of strategies that you can tailor to your individual situation to help you get the most out of every day and continue to enjoy your favorite activities. Presentation by Kathleen Brennan and Susan Paxton, RN from Comfort Keepers . Sign up deadline is Tuesday, May 28.
The Encore Singers, a non-profit community
service oriented show choir from Cary, will present their spring
performance in the clubhouse on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm. They will be
singing selections by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, George
Gershwin, Irving Berlin and will include songs from many popular movies.
Join your neighbors for an evening of wonderful entertainment!
Out to Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, May 22 at 12:00 pm the Out to Lunch Bunch will be going to Ruby Tuesday at Crossroads for lunch. Please call Phyllis Smith if you would like to go.
Polka Dot Palette
On Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 pm the instructor from Polka Dot Palette will be here teaching an art class in acrylics. He supplies all the materials needed. This year we will be working on a painting called Autumn Stroll. Everyone really enjoys his classes, so sign up soon to reserve your spot. Deadline is May 13 and the fee is $20.
Social Committee News
Those were the days! As many of you are new to Heritage Pines you may have heard stories of how the Board supplemented some of the larger functions we held. This was true while we were still under the control of the builder who paid for most of the larger parties and holiday functions, in order to promote sales of their homes. The Homeowners Board was then able to continue to help supplement some of the functions, as long as they were open to every resident of the community. As the economy changed, the association was no longer able to help supplement functions feeling it was more important to keep our dues down. The Social Committee continues to work very hard to keep costs down and the variety of activities up, but residents must realize that prices of just about everything are continually on the rise and that reflects on what we must charge for our functions. We hope you will continue to enjoy the functions and activities offered in the community. Of course, if you have any ideas and are willing to either chair or help on a committee, contact the Social Committee.
Grounds Committee Report
As you know some members of the Grounds
Committee walk one fifth of the community each month with Brickman staff.
Our goals are to monitor common areas and assess firsthand the lawn care of
our community. On our recent walk, we were pleased to see many of you have
taken our requests/suggestions to heart and have mulched and painted lamp
and mailbox posts! Thank you. For those of you who have not gotten to
outdoor chores yet/or are unable to complete them yourselves, there is a
“reference book” maintained in the clubhouse of workmen who will do small
outdoor chores at a fair price. These items contribute to a well maintained
and attractive community, which is a general requirement of our bylaws.
The Grounds Committee
Another Spring has begun in the little slice of
heaven we call Heritage Pines.
The Brickman Team
Did you know…
There is a reference notebook in the clubhouse
library that contains
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
FYI -Community Information
Save the Date—
Original Art Display
Come check out the new art display in the craft
room at the clubhouse.
Travel with Peggy
Did you know that the month of May is National Senior Travel month?
The weather is great and we are feeling like getting out, so let’s go!
How about Wilmington for a lunch cruise on a
Cape Fear Riverboat on Tuesday, May 14? This is an XYZ Club trip from the
Cary Senior Center and Heritage Pines is invited to join them. The bus will
leave at 8:00 am from Cary Senior Center (where you can leave your car in
the back of the parking lot). We will board the boat in Wilmington at
11:30am, have a wonderful buffet lunch and then cruise leisurely up the
river for a while. It will be a nice relaxing afternoon in a lovely area.
Cost of the bus, lunch buffet and cruise is $85.00 per person. We will
return to Cary Senior Center at approximately 4:30pm. Seating is limited
and you need to pay by May 1.
Call me with any questions –
Save the Date -
Tuesday, June 18
Our Deepest Sympathy
From Hospitality Chairperson:
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