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December 28, 2018

Upcoming Events
Information on Rainberry Bay events can be found on Comcast channel 93, the website calendar: myrainberrybay.com and the Beacon.  Events for this week are taken from the website. It is the responsibility of each club/committee to verify dates posted there.  Clubs/committees are welcome to submit info for publication –  rainberrywebsite@yahoo.com
**If you want your club/committee info shared:
Comcast channel 93 please send it to myrainberryric@yahoo.com. 
For the eblast: rainberrywebsite@yahoo.com
Send information for the website to: rainberrywebsite@gmail.com
Info for the Beacon: rainberrybaybeacon@gmail.com

Please mail or bring your Capital Contribution ballot to the office. 
Capital Contribution Deadline is January 4th, 2019.
Anyone planning to rent their property is required, by Delray Beach, to obtain a current landlord permit and present that with the new lease to the office.
If you have not received your coupon booklet for the 2019 maintenance, please contact the office during regular office hours     (M-F 8:30-4:30) 561-272-6560
The office is closing early Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and will be closed Christmas and New Year’s day.
Maintenance is due January 1st.  Payments received after the 30th will be subject to a late charge. The office can receive your payment until the 20th. After that you will be responsible for mailing the payment.
The Beacon is available in the clubhouse, tennis center and outside the theater. Also note the new email address for the Beacon: rainberrybaybeacon@gmail.com.  Some dates may be incorrect on the calendar so please check the website: myrainberrybay.com  - click calendar.
The January Beacon can be seen immediately on myrainberrybay.com. 
Open website by entering:  http://www.myrainberrybay.com - Click on the button on the top right of the page

Brainberry U is planning a Jazzercise demo for January 8th, 11am … Join us for a low impact, cardio & strength dance exercise class. If you would be interested in taking this class (and hopefully ongoing classes) please call or email: lowie_fla@yahoo.com or call 561-278-3559.  Thanks to those of you who already responded. No day/time chosen yet for ongoing classes – it depends on the interest.
Dress in leggings/t shirt or comfy clothing, bring water and light weights (2-4 lbs) if you choose. (not familiar with Jazzercise?  Check: jazzercise.com )
This Week in Rainberry Bay:
For this week’s events please check:
Myrainberrybay.com, Comcast channel 93, or the Beacon.
Check the website (myrainberrybay.com) for events as all are not listed here:

Dec 31 – TH 9p -  21st Century New Year’s Eve party
Jan 2 – CH 4p – Green Committee
Jan 2 – Chess – check with Jack Fishbone (details below)
Jan 3 – CH 1:30 – Book Discussion (details below)
Jan 4 – TH 1p – Opera/Ballet series (details below)
Jan 5 – CH 1p – Beginners Bridge (details below)
Jan 6 – TH 7:30 – Movie (details below)
Board Meeting Info - Clubhouse Auditorium unless noted otherwise
Jan 9   – CH 7p Board meeting
Jan 23 – CH 6:30 Residents’ Concerns, 7p Meeting

What’s included this week?
Social Club, Bridge, Social Club, Book Discussion, Yiddish,  Board Nominating Committee,  Pickleball, Men’s Club, Brainberry U, Drama and Theater Arts…
Movies: Sunday @ 7:30, Theater
Jan. 6 - Operation Finale
Jan 20 - Mission Impossible: Fallout
Opera/Ballet – TH
January 4 at 1 PM: Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, the earliest opera ever written that is still continuously performed.  
January 18 at 1 PM: Rudolf Nureyev: I Am a Dancer.  A beautiful and remarkable portrait of one of the Twentieth Century’s greatest male dancers, second only to Nijinsky.
Brainberry U Classes and the Bridge Club will co-sponsor a Beginner’s bridge class in January and February 2019. The class will cover the fundamentals of contract bridge: bidding, play of the hand and scoring. Bob Sherburne will teach the class in the Clubhouse Auditorium from 1 PM to 4 PM on Saturday January 5, 12, 19, and 26; February 2 and 9. The cost is $ 5.00 for materials. Please register by calling Bob (561-414-5184) or emailing him (bobsdelray@aol.com) by December 27, 2018.
Bob Sherburne is offering an Intermediate Bridge Class from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 14 and 21. The class will focus on bidding, especially conventions, and best practices in playing the hand.
There will be a Supervised Play game with cash prizes following each class beginning at 2:00 PM. Participants may come for the class only, the Supervised Play only, or for both the lesson and Supervised Play. The cost of the class and/or Supervised Play is $ 3.00 per session for members, $4.00 per session for nonmembers.
Please register for the class and/or Supervised Play by December 27, 2018 by calling Bob at 561-414-5184 or emailing him, bobsdelray@aol.com
Don’t forget the “Bridge to Broadway” annual gala luncheon at Benvenuto.  More info to follow.
                             NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Will you consider running for the Masters, Homes or Villas Board?
Need something done?! -Ask a busy person. Want it done well? -Ask someone who’s smart, levelheaded, caring, and works well with others. 
If that describes you or someone you know, please contact Deb Peters, Rainberry Bay Nominating Chair. 
All inquiries will be held in confidence. 
Call Deb Peters @ 516-987-8618 (5-ONE-6) Or emaildebpeters0003@optonline.net

Vacancies: Master: 1, Homes 1, Villas 2

The Social Club invites ALL the Residents of Rainberry Bay to join us on February 5th, 2019 @ 7:00 P.M. ,in the auditorium of the clubhouse, to share your ideas on what entertainment you would like to have here at Rainberry and what events you would like The Social Club to host. We look forward to seeing you all there!
The annual Meeting of the Social Club will be held Monday March 4, 2019 in the theater. The following all offices will be open for this election.
President, Executive vice president, Treasure, Secretary, Chairman outside events, Hospitality, Publicity and Talent coordinator.
Anyone interested in running for one of these positions please call Barry Shore at 561-330-9781. Deadline is February 8th.There will be no nominations from the floor.
Again, we wish you and Happy and Healthy New Year. Looking forward to seeing you at some of the events we are planning for 2019.

Imagine a world where average women have no rights, and exist solely as "breeders" for society elite who can't conceive. That premise is part of Margaret Atwoods's infamous dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's Tale". On January 3rd, at 1:30, the Book Discussion Group will gather to share thoughts and ideas on the many topics raised in this thought provoking read. All women, men, and opinions are welcome!
Friday, January 11, at our new time -1:30 pm, Men’s Card Room.
We celebrate the new year 2019 & enjoy a light program: the comedy of “Molly Goldberg.”
Do you remember Molly Goldberg, perched at the open window of her Bronx tenement apartment, yelling out to her neighbors (and tv audience): “Yoo-hoo! Is anybody….?”
“‘The Goldbergs,’ a 1929 radio show that transformed into a long running TV in mid’40’s – ‘56, was a sit-com that started as the story of tenement home life in the Bronx. “
Come learn more at our meeting.

 OPEN PLAY:   Tuesday 9 am & Thursday 7 pm

Sunday Funday 4 pm - bring your drink of choice (no glass) and a snack to share.
Lessons for beginners and intermediates will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursdays.
 Players are encouraged to set up games with other similar level players during any time that open play is not in session.

 Brainberry U. Classes –
Chess Club Meeting  
Scheduled for Jan. 2nd - the room will be whatever is available
Come on down ! Have some great fun 
Jack 617-803-5772 
French Classes
Classes begin January 23rd, 10:15 - Please RSVP your interest to Donna at dongouin1@gmail.com
Nia classes update – all classes in the MCR –

NEW NIA EVENT! For Men and Women
The First Rainberry Bay Nia Jam will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 
in the Clubhouse Auditorium from 10:30AM-12PM. Join us for some Movement, Music and Magic as guest Nia teacher, David Merritt teaches “Dancing In the Street,” with your favorite Motown Hits. All fitness levels welcome! Only $5.00. Please RSVP to Helen Sohne niadelray@gmail.com / 561-376-9789

Classic Nia: Tues & Fri from 10-11
Gentle Nia: Fri at 11:15
Call or email Helen Sohne for more information 561-376-9789 niadelray@gmail.com

Yoga News First class is free.
Monday morning - 10AM.
Saturday morning - 10 in the clubhouse.

Flower making & Lap Tap:
Shirley’s classes are on hold until further notice.

Jazzercise Demo
January 8th 11am ………………………………………………  please call or email:
Lois 561-278-3559 / lowie_fla@yahoo.com.  Thanks.

In other news …
Please come to our first cast meeting on Thursday Jan 3rd, at 1:00 PM in the theatre. Lots of interesting items to discuss! This will also give you the opportunity to sign up to perform in our next show, and to show your friends and neighbors what you can do.

The Drama Club
  • Now, you can act onstage without memorizing lines.
  • The Rainberry Bay Drama club will perform play readings in the clubhouse and then on stage in the theater.
  • If you want to appear in a smash hit Neil Simon comedy, this is your chance. There are parts for men and women.  If you have ever been on stage or want to be this is your chance for exciting fun. No memorizing lines.  We can use everyone who wants to be in the theater.
  • Call Conrad Berke at 561/ 865-5948 – Meetings are Tuesdays, 2pm in the clubhouse.
The 21st Century Club
  • Worried you'd have to spend New Year's Eve at home watching the ball drop on TV?  The 21st Century Club is offering an alternative--a party at the Theater!  We'll have a DJ and a singer and party hats for all!  Doors will open at 8 PM, and the party will run full tilt from 9 to 12:30. Tickets are only $5.00, and that $5.00 will pay your membership for the New Year.  Tickets will be available at the Theater on Mondays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 PM.  Bring your own food and drinks and prepare to dance into the New Year with Rainberry friends and neighbors.  Questions about tickets or anything else related to the event? 
  • Call Marcia Fields at 561-927-8550. 
  • See you there as we welcome in 2019!
  • 2019 Season:
  • Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the 21st Century Club has added another new show!  On Saturday, March 9, at 8 PM the 21CC will present the Wildfire Band in the Rainberry Theatre $20.   The Wildfire Band, like The Flyers, is a South Florida phenomenon and will knock your socks off!  Tickets for this new show and for all of the 2018/2019 season's shows are available each Monday and Thursday between 4 and 5 PM in the Theatre.  With all of this upcoming fantastic entertainment, there will be no excuse for the winter blahs!  
  •  Tickets for all upcoming shows will be available at the TH Mon & Thurs 4-5. For more information, contact Marcia Fields at 561-927-8550 All shows listed at the bottom of this eblast.
  • The Long Run:  An Eagles Tribute—January 26
  • An outstanding performance by six talented musicians with a deep respect for one of the greatest bands of all time.   If you see The Long Run is coming, rest up your voice (because you’ll sing yourself hoarse)!
  •  Roll the Stones:  A Rolling Stones Tribute—February 16
  • First time at Rainberry Bay, an 8-piece—plus two vocalists—ensemble that features the best of the Stones from three decades—’60s to ‘80s.
  • Green Rivers:  A Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute—March 2
  •  This band will take you to the time when CCR ruled the charts and will deliver the Mojo of the full CCR experience.  “Proud Mary,” Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising”—hear them all!
  • Doors Alive:  A Doors Tribute—March 23
  • The band recreates the sound, look, presence, and magic of a real ‘60s Doors Concert.  Doors Alive has left audiences awestruck everywhere they have played!
  • The Flyers—April 6
  • If you thought that South Florida couldn’t get any hotter, then you must be one of the few that have not seen the energetic, heart-pounding, power trio that call themselves The Flyers!
  • Tickets $20 per person per show at TH

All submissions for the Friday eblast must be submitted no later than Friday at noon in order to be included. Any submissions after that time will be sent the following week.  Thank you.