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Some of the activities at the  clubhouse

  

 The Edgewater Club provides a broad scope of activities for its membership. Some of these are club dinners, dances, Pancake breakfasts, cards and board games.  There are two tennis courts , multiple shuffleboard courts, two state of the art bocce courts and horseshoe pits as well as a putting green. The pool area is spacious with a large patio area overlooking the lake.


Social Functions            

Tuesday morning coffee provides members with an opportunity to get the latest news about events and also to purchase tickets for events. Ticket sales begin at 7:00 am. Meeting starts at 8:00 am

Breakfast twice a month and a dinner once a month put on by our very capable Men's Club. They also provide lunches for a number of other activities that take place throughout the year.

               

     


Monthly dances are some of the best times sponsored by the  Dance Committee. They hire the musicians, decorate the hall based on themes and provide door prizes. It's been a sell-out crowd each season.  Be sure to bring your dancing shoes. Volunteers to host the dances are always welcome.

Organized trips include the dinner show at the Palm Theater in Fort Myers, an Annual Cruise, and day trips to a number of different events.

Pool Parties, Karaoke at the Pool, States Days, a Fashion Show /Luncheon, and a 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration are some of the events that members enjoy thanks to the wonderful work of many volunteers.

Red Hat High Steppers go out monthly as a group. New members are always welcome.

 

Games available on a weekly basis:

Bridge                                           Hand and Foot

Bunko                                           Pennies

Cribbage                                       Pinochle

Dominoes                                     Poker : Dealers Choice & Texas Hold’em                          

Euchre                                          Darts

Mahjong                                            



Weekly Bingo is played year round every Tuesday. Early bird play starts at 3:30 and evening play begins at 6:00pm.This is a favorite of many club members as well as other community people.  Kitchen volunteers serve up great hot dogs and the coffee and/or tea is free. Whether you want to play or volunteer to work this is the place for you on Tuesdays.

Additional Games:                                                  

Horseshoes: This activity is played on Tuesday and Thursday morning. It is a very popular activity with more men playing this year than ever before. They also entered the Senior Games this year and did very well. Stop by one of the mornings and get involved. You will have a great time.

Bowling: This weekly activity uses the local Bowling Lane. The league plays on Thursday afternoons. Teams are set up based on a handicap system by Louise and Cedric LeBlanc. Seniors of all ages are welcome. The organized season goes from fall through spring. Banquets are held at the end of the season and trophies and prizes are awarded. Lots of fun and fellowship is guaranteed. New members are always welcome. If you cannot commit for the season you may want to be on the substitute list.

Golf: Numerous courses are available in the area for groups as well as individuals. There are several groups of club members who play weekly.

Bocce Ball: Club members sign up for this activity. The schedule is set up and teams play Wednesday and Thursday afternoons as well as other times convenient to them. Bocce is available from Fall through Spring. The court is closed for the summer months.

Pickle Ball is a new activity played on the tennis court and is attracting a lot of new players.  Played with paddles and a wiffle ball, it uses only a small section of the court and like tennis can be played by 2 or 4 players. The Edgewater Club has purchased paddles and balls for the members to use and are stored in the tennis shed. This game is a combination of badminton and ping pong.  Watch the newsletter for dates and times that instruction and games will start in November.  In the meantime, for members who are here over the summer, you might like to give the game a go.

Tennis:  The tennis group is comprised of Club members who enjoy the sport of tennis.  They welcome new members, beginners to pros, and urge you to consider taking part in this stimulating aerobic activity.  When the season starts in the early fall you will find the men on the courts at 8 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, followed by the ladies at 10 a.m.  Both the men (on Wednesday) and ladies (on Monday) have "inter-park traveling teams" that afford the opportunity to meet tennis players from other parks and clubs; and both groups host the other clubs at our courts.  Saturday mornings are unique in that play starts at 8 a.m. for whoever shows up (men and women).  Early January produces a "mixed challenge", with games played at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. on Friday afternoons.  This popular spectacle produces considerable fans, and is yet another opportunity to socialize (players and fans).   On occasion, the players from all events, their spouses and friends, have been known to assemble on the clubhouse patio following the last game on Friday afternoon for an informal social evening (pot-luck goodies and bring your own drinks).  An "end of the year pot-luck dinner" in late March has proved successful and provides the organizers of the various events the opportunity to update the membership on the year's activities.   Through the auspices of several very talented club members we are able to provide great guidance and advice for new members who may not, have played tennis previously.  Do consider joining us; the cost is minimal, the fun immeasurable, the laughs constant, and the health benefits for yourself a bonus.  The Tennis group invite and welcome all former players, their spouses and friends, to continue their involvement by participating in the various social opportunities for the group.  Think "F" for friends and fun, and remember, "keep your eye on the ball". 

 
Shuffleboard: Each Monday at 9:00 am all interested persons are invited to play. (Previous experience is not needed).  Each person pays one dollar.  A minimum of 12 players (3 courts) is needed.  At about 10 minutes before the hour we draw black and yellow paper discs for court positions and partners. All players play 3 rounds, rotating matches according to the pairs' highest scores.  Upon completion of play each Monday, all money collected is paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.


Exercise                                                       

Swimming in our heated pool. 

Water Aerobics on Monday through Friday.

Exercise program at the clubhouse on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

                   

Paint Brush Bunch: Our group  meets every Monday afternoon at the clubhouse to create an amazing array of interesting handpainted items.  If you would like to learn a new skill or share some of your creative expertise, all you have to do is sign up and show up on Monday afternoons.


Other Functions to Benefit the Club and Community

Pirate Auction: Every Year members donate new items for this auction. Lots of hard work on the part of the chairpersons and their helpers make this a successful venture. Lunch is also available- thanks again to the men’s club. All proceeds benefit the club.

Annual Rummage Sale: Many workers make this event a well organized and successful money maker. A Bake Sale is also part of this event.  The Men’s club provides lunch for the workers who help to set up the day before as well as work the day of the sale.

Hospice Night:  A Pot Luck Dinner and entertainment raises money which is donated to our local hospice facility. The Edgewater Board also makes a generous donation.

Food Pantry:  Member contributions to this cause have been very generous year after year. This also includes a toy collection during the Christmas season.

Blood Bank: The Big Red Bus makes regular visits to our club to allow members to donate blood.

Lemon Bay High School Scholarship: each year the Club gives two $1000 scholarships to deserving graduates.

Lemon Drops Choral Group:  Director June Rietdorf   941-474-1673
A seasonal Community-outreach chorus comprised of residents of Holiday Estates lll and Lemon Bay Isles.  The chorus provides professional quality concerts, free of charge, to elder care centers and not-for-profit organizations, hospitals etc.  Two performances are also held at Lakeside in March. Rehearsals are 1:30pm Wednesdays at the Lakeside Club in Lemon Bay Isles.  All are welcome, no auditions are held.