GROUPS & CLUBS:
Avenbury Lakes is an active adult community, providing opportunities that include artistic, athletic, intellectual and social activities:
A.M.E.N.CLUB - The A.M.E.N. membership is open to all men of Avenbury Lakes. AMEN meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM in Lodge. Come join us if you are interested in learning how to evaluate stocks for possible investing. New male residents are invited to contact the persons listed below for more details.
CONTACT: Gene Braden
Bible Study - The Bible Study Group meets every Monday at 10:30 AM, at the Lodge.
CONTACT: Phyllis Barrett
Book Discussion Group - The Book Discussion Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 AM at the Avenbury Lodge. All Avenbury Lakes residents are invited to attend. We have read some great books and will continue with that tradition.
CONTACT: Kathy VanBlargen
Breakfast Forum - The Breakfast Forum is open to all Avenbury Lakes residents and meets on the second Thursday of each month at Perkins Restaurant in Avon at 9:30. Breakfast orders are placed from the regular menu, and separate checks are provided. A 30 minute program on various topics follows breakfast.
CONTACT: Mike Kirwan
Brew Meisters - The Avenbury Lakes Brew Misters gather together several times a year to visit one of the local area micro brewes to make a variety of their favorites. It's fun to learn how its done and to make your own special brew. Always open to new members who appreciate good brew. For more information contact Barry Himebach, Avenbury's Brew Meister:
CONTACT: Barry Himebauch
Bridge Club - There are many card games and activities available for residents to enjoy. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, please join us and have lots of fun! There are several bridge groups. Duplicate bridge meets on Monday night at the lodge from 7:00 -9:00 PM. Once again, this group is looking for new players, experienced or inexperienced.
CONTACT: Pauline & Tom Moore
Canasta - Canasta meets at 1:00 PM, Thursday in the Lodge Library. This group is actively seeking new players. If you would like to learn how to play come on out and we will show you the way.
CONTACT: Diana Lyons
Diner's Club - The Diner's Club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month to enjoy dinner with fellow Avenbury Lake Residents. We choose a different restaurant each month and have traveled as far as Sandusky or as close as Legacy in Avon Lake. Arrangements are made in advance with every restaurant to provide each person with separate checks. Come join us for a fine evening of dining.
CONTACT: Marge Kavula
Garden Club - If interested in having your own 10'X10' Garden Plot see the Lodge Activity Coordinator for what plots are available. Plots are rented for $25/yr with a one time $25 security fee to cover clean up costs if your plot is abandoned and not cleaned up. The purpose of the Avenbury Lakes Garden Club is two-fold. The first is to oversee and maintain the garden plots on Manchester Lane. This would include making proposals to the Avenbury Lakes Board of Directors for necessary improvements. The second is to share with the members any ideas related to gardening. Patio gardening is an option for anyone interested. The Garden Club is open to all Avenbury residents, whether or not they have a garden plot. There is no membership fee. The club meets as needed, usually three times a year. The meetings will be announced in the Breeze.
CONTACT: Barry Himebauch
Golf Leagues - The Monday Morning Golf League which is open to both men and women play nine holes every Monday morning from May through September at the Bob O Links Golf Course located south of town on Route 83.
CONTACT: Kermit Peters
LOL (Ladies of the Lake) - A group of Avenbury women who enjoy having fun, reaching out, laughing, caring, offering a shoulder to lean on and extending compassion to each other. Monthly activities are announced in the Breeze with cost, type, date and contacts.
CONTACT: Louana Dickey
CONTACT: Pat Hawkinson
Lodge Volunteer Sitters - The Lodge Volunteer Sitters is a group of Avenbury Lake Residents who monitor the final hours of operation at the Lodge and make sure that everything is locked and closed for the evening. Typically each volunteer is responsible for one evening a month. If interested in helping out come to the next volunteer meeting, typically scheduled either on the third or fourth Monday each month.
CONTACT: Donna Dugan
CONTACT: Russel Hirth
Mah Jongg – The Mah Jongg players meet ever Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 PM at the lodge. The object of Mah Jongg is to make the tiles match up with a hand on a Mah Jongg card. This card changes annually. Mah Jongg is a challenging game, one to be embraced, for it keeps the little gray cells of our brains active, alive, and entertained. Are you up for a challenge?
CONTACT: Joanne Benik-Pedrini
Pinochle - There are many card games and activities available for residents to enjoy. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, please join us and have lots of fun. Pinochle meets every Tuesday at the Lodge from 7:00 – 10:00 PM
CONTACT: Jinx Mutchler
Poker - There are usually at least two tables of poker players that meet every Thursday at the lodge from 6:30 – 10:00 PM There is the serious table and the equally serious table with some off the wall creative games to win. Both tables/groups have lots of fun; join them and bring your jar of “poker money.”
CONTACT: Bob Shirak
Poet's Society - Avenbury Poets Society meets the 3rd Friday of each month at the Winking Lizard at about 11:30 for lunch to shoot the breeze, its very informal. All men of Avenbury Lakes and their guests are welcome. It's a great place to meet other fellas from Avenbury and keep current on what's going on.
CONTACT: Barry Himebauch
Quilt Club - The Quilt Club meets the first (1st) and third (3rd) Thursdays of each month in the Avenbury Lodge at 1 PM. Current quilters, beginners, or anyone who desires to learn quilting techniques are welcome to come. We work on various projects: personal, group, and charity quilts. We also take some outings and go to some quilt functions. Come join us and share your ideas.
CONTACT: Karen Ostrander
CONTACT: Jean Wynne
SAMBA - No it’s not a dance, it is a new card game – Samba – anyone interested in learning can meet on Tuesdays at 1 PM in the card room at the lodge. Everyone is welcome. A sign-up sheet will be in the Activity Book so we have an idea as to the number of players to begin. This is a fun game and very similar to the card game Hand and Foot or Canasta but more interesting. No experience necessary.
CONTACT: Deanna Roberts
TRAVEL CLUB - The Avenbury Lakes Travel Club meetings and activities are held as needed and are announced in the Breeze. The Club was created to research, plan and organize overnight group travel excursions, both domestic and foreign, for Avenbury residents. All residents with a love for travel and adventure are entitled to participate. So why not plan to pack your bags and join the Club. Click here to see a current listing of activities and trips.
CONTACT: Mike Teichman
CONTACT: Linda Vencel
VETERANS CORNER - For information on Veterans Services, Information and a list of current Avenbury Veterans - CLICK HERE
CONTACT: Al Pina
FITNESS ROOM - Fitness Room hours are from 5:00 AM until 12:00 AM
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Bocce - Bocce begins in June, we meet every Sunday at 2:00 PM at the recreation area. We are not overly competitive and have lots of fun. Come on out and join us.
CONTACT: Mary Lou McMahon
CONTACT: Rocco Surace
Line Dancing - Bocce begins in June, we meet every Monday evenings at 7:00 PM for Line Dancing led by a volunteer instructor.
CONTACT: Mary Lou Hamm
Pickleball - Players meet on the court on Tuesday 6:30 PM Men & Women, Friday 10:00 AM Women only Saturday 10:00 AM Women & Men. See link for pickleball rules. Whether you are a new player or an experienced player, please join us.
CONTACT: Karen & Jim Lally
Ping Pong - Players meet in the All-Purpose Room at the Lodge on Wednesday at 10:15 AM. All skills levels welcome!
CONTACT: Bob Peter
Silve Sneakers - Meets every Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 PM at the Lodge. Have fun and move to the Music through a variety of exercises designed to increase musculsr strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills, Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is unused for sealed and/or standing support.
CONTACT: Michael Ciccarello at -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Stretch & Tone - Meets every M-W-F at 9 AM and again M-W at 6:10 PM at the Avenbury Lodge. The class consists of 45 minutes of light calisthenics and stretching with different strength stretch bands and light hand weights. The class is conducted with accompanying music and a few grunts and groans.
CONTACT (Mornings) Deanna Roberts
Walking (Outside) Group - The Outdoor Walking Club meets at 7:30 AM every Tuesday and Thursday. Both men and women are welcomed. The Walking Group meets in front of the Lodge and walks about 30-45 minutes. If you can't walk that long, that is OK. The Group consists of fast, medium and slow walkers. We usually walk along the Avenbury streets and Wetlands. The group continues to walk during the winter—weather permitting. The group does not walk when the weather is icy or otherwise unfavorable. If you have any questions,
CONTACT: Diane Urig
Walking (Inside) Group - Come and join us on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM in the warm Lodge to exercise to a DVD called Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone. The walk includes a warm-up walk, kicking, knee lifts, side steps, and a cool-down. It is easy on the joints but certainly gets the heart rate up. The tapes are 3 miles but you can walk 1 mile, 2 miles or all 3. Each mile takes about 10-15 minutes depending on the intensity! Bring water and join us for a fun workout. If you have questions,
CONTACT: Penny Johnson
Water Aerobics - Water exercise offers a fantastic way to get fit and be active in all kinds of weather. This class is a Cardio-Aerobics class done in water. You do not have to know how to swim nor get your hair wet. Classes are conducted in the indoor pool. The schedule is as follows:
Tues and Thurs. 9:30 to 10:30 AM
Tues.and Thurs 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
There is a $3 fee for the evening classes and Saturday class, to be paid directly to instructor,Joan Kemper. The Tuesday and Thursday morning classes are free and open to any resident of Avenbury. The morning classes are taught by a resident volunteer. Come and have fun with your neighbors.
CONTACT: Matt Nussbaum
Water Volley Ball - There are two levels of competiveness. The one group plays Monday evenings from 8 to 10:00 PM and tends to be a little more competiive. The group that meets on Wednesday also from 7:30 to 9:00 PM is as much social as it is an aereobic experience. The Wednesday group is always looking for more participants.
CONTACT (Monday Night): Deb Baringer
CONTACT (Wednesday Night): Mary Lou McMahon
Wii Bowling - Casual gatherings occur primarily during the cold & cooler months in the Lodge Meeting Room. Wii Bowling Leagues are scheduled in the spring, fall and mid winter. Watch for Breeze announcements for league play and tournament times.
CONTACT: Deanna Roberts
CONTACT: Sue O'Hara
YOGA AS WE AGE --- Class information: Monday and Wednesday at 1:00 pm - Avenbury Common Room. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Non skid socks or soft shoes can be worn. A limited number of yoga mats are available. Feel free to bring your own. Blocks are provided for modifications. A suggested donation of $3.00 per class is appreciated, but not required.
Yoga is a supportive, and safe yoga practice, the postures are adapted to older minds, bodies and spirits. The class is led by Jacki Currie, a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher, who also holds additional certification for teaching senior yoga from Duke Center for Integrative Medicine. The poses whether seated, standing, or on the floor are modified to safely address individual limitations. Yoga is a profoundly healing discipline that can be practiced at any age with multiple benefits both physically and emotionally.Whether you are new to yoga, or have experience, this class can enhance your daily living. Each class is approximately one hour and includes a short breathing practice with a focus on the class theme. We move to modified poses using a chair or standing. If available to the participant , the class finishes with floor poses, or the poses can be completed seated in a chair and obtain the same overall benefits. The yoga classes can be attended as often as desired, with the chance to practice twice a week as a personal choice. The philosophy for the classes concentrates on safety, individual body awareness, and developing the ability to use yoga in your daily life.