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Retirement Blog
2016 Spring Issue

Florida Ultimate Excursions

BRADENTON

A manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostrus) swims along underwater in the springs of Crystal River, FloridaGET ON THE POT
April 15 – 16
| Spring Pottery Sale 
Art Center Manatee | 
ArtCenterManatee.org
Update your home and garden decor with original designs from the area’s most talented potters. Hosted by the ArtCenter Manatee, the local center for art exhibitions, special cultural events, and classes for painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry design, and more.

RIVER TUNES
May 7,  Saturday | Pickin’ Picnic 2016
 | Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion 
| RealizeBradenton.com
Spread your blanket for an hour or lounge in your lawn chair until after dark. Bring a loaded picnic basket or get your food and beverages on-site while enjoying the music of emerging local talent at this family-friendly event with free admission.

OCALA

Horses on the field grass with sunset vintage and retro styleWHEELIN’ AROUND
April 30, Saturday | 
2nd Annual Ride for the Arts
Brick City Center for the Arts | 
FeelDowntownOcala.com
Bring your bike or rent some wheels and tour the Ocala area to raise money for local arts programs. Choose from a 65-mile or 38-mile course and see the sites for a good cause. Post-ride refreshments and entertainment make it a full day of springtime fun.

AMPLE SAMocalaPLES
May 7, Saturday | 
Brick City Beer and Wine Festival
Citizens’ Circle | 
BrickCityBeerFest.com
Sample the best local beverages from area craft breweries and vineyards while enjoying afternoon and evening musical entertainment.

MUSIC FOR MOM
May 8th, Sunday |
 Symphony Under the Stars, Ocala Golf Course
 | FAFO.org
Celebrate your mom in style! Fine Arts For Ocala and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra present this annual tribute to all mothers on their special evening. Bring a picnic basket or choose your dinner from a host of local food vendors. Stay to enjoy the fireworks show after the concert.

NAPLES

naples_2INTERNATIONAL IMMERSION
April 25 – May 8 | 
Arts Naples World Festival | Various locations
| StayinMay.com
The world comes to Naples for an eclectic celebration of the arts. Events include an international 
film series, Peruvian cooking 
demonstration, Russian violin and piano concerts, a Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra performance, an afternoon opera, and a big band show at the zoo.

ULTIMATE PICKLEBALL
April 26 – May 1
 | US OPEN Pickleball Championships
East, Naples Community Park 
| USOpenPickleballChampionship.com
If you’ve caught the pickleball fever, this is the event for you! Experience the first-ever national championship tournament featuring 1,000 of the game’s best professional and amateur players with a stadium court finale. There will be action all week on the courts and evening spectator events in the hospitality village.

FUNKY PADDLES
May 14 | 
40th Annual Great Dock Canoe Race, Naples City Dock | 
ParadiseCoast.com
Get a little crazy at Naples’ wildest yearly event. Lavishly decorated canoes and costumed paddlers compete for cash prizes. This year’s theme is the disco ‘70s. After the races, get down and boogie to the music.

JACKSONVILLE

Percussionist playing drums on concertALL THAT JAZZ
May 26 – 29
 | Jacksonville Jazz Festival
 | JacksonvilleJazzFest.com
The heart of downtown Jacksonville will be jumpin’! A Jacksonville tradition since 1981, these three full days of music on three outdoor stages will be the sweetest sounds to ever fill your ears. Featured performers this year include Jon Batiste and Stay Human (house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Snarky Puppy, Somi, The Yellowjackets, Christian Scott, Aaron Diehl Quartet, Cyrille Aimee, Benny Golson 
Quartet, and many, many more. Plus, experience popular signature events (Piano Competition, Jazz Jam, Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch, and more), the Jazz Marketplace with unique artisan crafts, and Jazz Eats & Drinks with incredible al fresco dining choices.

TAMPA

gogreeenGO GREEN
Saturday, April 23 | 
7th Annual EcoFes, 
Lowery Park
 | ArtsTampaBay.com
Come see sustainability on display! Sponsored by the City of Tampa and area schools, EcoFest features workshops, demonstrations, and green living products and services available from local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and organic farms, in addition to live music and environmentally-friendly artwork.

CULTURAL EXERCISE
April 24 and May 22| 
Harbor Island Art Walk
, Tampa Riverwalk | 
HarborIslandArtWalk.com
A great show in a beautiful location on two bloomin’ spring days! Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and enjoy this community festival that features original works of art, handcrafted jewelry, home and garden collectibles, specialty foods, and live music.

tampa_2SPIKED TOMATOES
May 1
, Sunday | Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival, Hixson Waterfront Park
 | TampaBloodyMaryFest.com
Join some kindred spirits and celebrate the world’s most popular morning libation. The best Bloody Mary concoctions from Tampa’s leading restaurants will be offered and you can vote for your favorite in the Audience Choice awards. Musical entertainment and food vendors will also be on hand.

tampa_3SOLIVITA | KISSIMMEE

May 6, Friday | 
Mother’s Day at Solivita Spa | 
AVHomesInc.comSpa setting with soap, towels, sea salt and aroma oil on white painted wooden boards. Selective focus.
The Starlight Ballroom transforms into a “pop-up” spa for one day only! Mothers get a complimentary spa robe and healthy refreshments to start. Then, in groups of six friends and neighbors, the ladies make the rounds for 30 minutes at each station for manicure, pedicure, massage, and facial treatments. The ultimate way to say “thank you” to a special mom on her special weekend.


Del Webb Nocatee

Del Webb Nocatee

Ponte Vedra, Florida

Del Webb Nocatee is a 55+ Active Adult Community in Ponte Vedra FL. Experience the epitome of resort-style living while living near pristine beaches and world-class golf. There is always an activity within reach..
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Village Green - Active 55+ Resort

Village Green - Active 55+ Resort

St. Petersburg, Florida

Welcome to Village Green, where you'll find luxury living at an affordable price. Village Green is an active 55+ adult community with a wide selection of pre-owned homes from the $30's, a multi-million dollar clubhouse, a full-time Activities Director, friendly people, and the finest in resort amenities. Whether you're looking for the best value in retirement, or simply a place to live life a little easier near the water, you'll find it a Village Green. Visit us and see why so many of our residents say it's like being on vacation all year long.
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Cresswind at Victoria Gardens

Cresswind at Victoria Gardens

DeLand, Florida

Discover the distinct difference in active living, nestled within the scenic beauty of historic DeLand, Florida at Cresswind at Victoria Gardens. Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is the natural choice in a master planned community, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, yet centrally located with all the amenities to enjoy, near great shopping, dining, and entertainment. DeLand is home to one of the top Main Streets in America.
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K. Hovnanian's  Four Seasons at Orlando

K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Orlando

Kissimmee, Florida

Four Seasons at Orlando is a 55+ community in Kissimmee, Florida. This active adult community is situated within the 600-acre Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, offering a championship golf course, recreation, and an array of amenities and activities. Planned amenities include a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with swimming pool, fitness center, a card room, arts & crafts room, a cafe and more.
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Del Webb Naples - Active Adult Florida Community

Del Webb Naples - Active Adult Florida Community

Ave Maria, Florida

Del Webb Naples is a 55+ active adult community located within the vibrant master-planned community of Ave Maria, near renowned Naples, Florida. Discover the world-class amenities, an 18-hole championship golf course, and extensive community events and social functions, providing an unparalleled lifestyle.
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Del Webb Oasis

Del Webb Oasis

Winter Garden, Florida

Coming soon, the beautiful resort-style community of Del Webb Oasis will let you live life to the fullest. This 55+ active adult community has an ideal Orlando location, next to the city's most popular attractions. The lifestyle allows proximity to fun, while our collection of new single-family and villa homes will welcome you.
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Island in the Sun

Island in the Sun

Clearwater, Florida

Nestled in Clearwater, Florida, Island in the Sun 55+ Manufactured Home Community offers resort style living all year long. Our location is ideal because its a few minutes drive to breathtaking white sandy beaches, distinguished restaurants, exciting shopping centers and minor league baseball. With amenities designed around the active senior, you can stay fit while building life-long friendships. Take an invigorating swim or join friends for a dip in the spa. Meet up with your neighbors for a game of bocce ball, pickleball, shuffleboard or even a game of pool in our billiards room.
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On Top of the World Communities - Florida 55+ Communities

On Top of the World Communities - Florida 55+ Communities

Ocala, Florida

Renowned for beautiful homes and an unrivaled method that combines top-notch programming, talented staffing and incredible amenities, On Top of the World Communities in Ocala, FL, is truly a leader in creating quality lifestyles
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The Isles of Collier Preserve - Florida Gated Communities

The Isles of Collier Preserve - Florida Gated Communities

Naples, Florida

Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from downtown Naples and the vibrant 5th Avenue shopping and dining district, Florida's preeminent homebuilder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, elegant new Minto homes will overlook miles of scenic kayak and biking trails.
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WaterSong at RiverTown

WaterSong at RiverTown

St Johns,

WaterSong at RiverTown is Debuting Soon! As a Florida 55+ Active Adult Community, now is the time to enjoy a carefree active lifestyle centered on fun and enjoying life. Located along the banks of the St. Johns River, WaterSong features magnificent resort-style amenities. Find your dream home today!
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Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, Florida

New solar-powered town near Fort Myers in sunny Florida promotes active, healthy living with 50 miles of trails to get out and explore. Take in 9,000 acres of preserved green space, farm-to-table restaurants, community gardens, and the Healthy Life Center that align with the Babcock Ranch vision with a focus on wellness and sustainable living. Residents can choose from a mix of affordable, moderate and luxury residences that blend with the natural environment.
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Del Webb Sunbridge

Del Webb Sunbridge

St. Cloud, Florida

The 55+ active adult community of Del Webb Sunbridge is coming soon to Orlando, Florida! Located just 5 miles from Lake Nona and Medical City, this exciting community will offer Single Family Homes and Villas, along with resort-style amenities.
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Briarwood - Active 55+ Resort

Briarwood - Active 55+ Resort

Port Orange, Florida

Step into this active 55 plus community just minutes from the beach in Port Orange, Florida and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You will discover friendly people, luxury amenities and homes for sale and rent.
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Verona Oceanside

Verona Oceanside

Ormond by the Sea,

Verona Oceanside offers beachside luxury and community living. This sought-after development off A1A will feature custom single-family homes and townhomes with direct ocean access. Verona will offer an all-new set of casual lifestyle floor plans for this exciting community accentuating outdoor living with front and back porches, an abundance of windows and plenty of open spaces.
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K. Hovnanian's  Four Seasons at Parkland

K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Parkland

Parkland, Florida

K. Hovnanian's ® Four Seasons at Los Banos is an intimate gated community for those 55 and better. Homeowners here enjoy a private clubhouse with a billiards room, fitness center, library, pool, tennis courts and more! Clubs and activities provide something to do for every taste. And with just under 100 homesites, residents here enjoy knowing their neighbors and creating a true sense of community.
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