Resort Activities

     
The following list contains the regularly scheduled activities that are offered in-season within the resort for owners and renters.

Most of these activities occur on a weekly basis but some are more or less frequent.
 
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Bicycling Club


If you like to ride bicycles, have fun, get some exercise, explore many of the scenic parts of the Treasure Coast, and create a social connection with many of your fellow resort residents ... then the Free Spirit Bike Club might be just what you are looking for.  The Club rides for twelve weeks on Friday mornings starting in mid-January and ending at the end of March.  Generally, a couple of the rides leave from the clubhouse and the remainder involve racking bikes on a car and driving to a location on the Treasure Coast to ride.  Eight of the twelve rides are at unique locations.  Rides are established for beginner, intermediate, and experienced riders.  The distances range from six miles for beginners to over fifteen miles for experienced riders. You can choose how far you want to ride.  All rides are either on established biking trails or on sidewalks and have very minimal traffic or obstruction issues to worry about.  An average of twenty-eight riders per week participate.  You will develop a camaraderie with fellow resort members. Also, you will get to see all the beauty the Treasure Coast has to offer that you probably didn’t even know existed!  The rides are open to traditional bicycles, as well as, electric.  Many members of the club meet at a restaurant for lunch after each ride.  Sometimes picnics are held after a ride if the site of the ride has a pavilion.
 
Where
Meet at the front of the Clubhouse 
 
When
Friday
 
Time
9am - The end time varies based on ride location and ride distance
 
Dates
Mid-January to end of March.  See resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Other Related Events
A bike season kickoff meeting is held in early January to review general info about the rides, review the schedule, and to cover bike safety and riding etiquette.
 
A bicycle tune-up day is held in early January for a small fee and performed at the resort by Sprockets Bike Shop.
 
A biking fundamentals class is held in early January to aid new and intermediate riders in feeling comfortable on their bike and build their confidence so they can tackle any ride.
 
A mid-season cookout is held for the entire club membership.
 
Equipment Required
A bicycle, of course, a helmet, bright clothing, closed-toed shoes, and a water bottle. 
 
For rides requiring a drive by car, a bicycle rack is recommended. If you don’t have a rack or don’t want to drive, some members of the club can take you and your bike to a ride.
 
How To Join
There are multiple ways to join the bike club.  General membership sign-up occurs at the bike season kickoff meeting in early January.  Or you can show up at any ride at 9am on Friday during the season and sign-up then.  You may also contact Chuck Walker via the information listed below.
 
Contact For More Information
Chuck Walker
467 NW Sandtrap Lane
Email: cwwalk3593@gmail.com
Cell: 616-915-6277

Bingo

 
Bingo is a popular game that can be played for cash and prizes.  Bingo games are won when the player matches numbers on their card with ones randomly drawn by a caller. The first person to complete a pattern yells, "Bingo."  Their numbers are checked and a prize or cash is awarded.  The patterns can be varied throughout a gaming session, which keeps players interested and engaged.
 
Each week at least 10 games are played.  Generally, the first game will be regular bingo (completed row down, across, or diagonally) and the last game will be coverall (entire card completed).  The coverall pays double vs a regular game.  The rest of the games are based on prescribed patterns.

All pertinent bingo information for each game is displayed on an easy-to-read big screen at the front of the room.  Current and past call numbers are displayed big and bold in case you didn’t hear the call.

Bingo is one of the highest attended activities in the resort.  So come join in the fun and get well deserved recreational therapy by playing a game of chance, all while socializing with your fellow resort residents.  You just might make a little money, as all entry money is paid back.  BTW, just as many men play as women.
 
Where
The Clubhouse
 
When
Monday Nights
 
Time 
Doors open at 6pm, card purchases end at 6:45pm, and games begin at 7pm.
Get there early to prepare your cards so you are ready to win.
 
Dates
Early January to end of March.  See resort calendar for specific dates.
Late November to mid-April if there are enough players in the resort, caller discretion.

Cost
$5 for a sheet of 10 cards for 10 regular games of Bingo
$5 for a sheet of 2 cards for the "Jackpot" Bingo which will be the last game of the evening
 
Equipment Required
Paper bingo sheets will be available to purchase (cash only, please!)

Highlighters are used to assist in pre-patterning your purchased bingo sheet (supplied)

Information sheets showing all possible patterns (supplied)

Information paper showing each game, and pattern to be used (supplied)

Daubers needed to mark bingo numbers called (supplied)
 
How To Join
Come to the Clubhouse on Mondays and join in the game of chance.
 
Contact For More Information
Cheryl Allard
505 NW Chipshot Lane
Email: Cheryl486@bellsouth.net
Cell: 904-514-2224 
 
Florida State Bingo Statutes
The Resort adheres to the Florida bingo statutes.  Those can be viewed at the following link:
 
 

Bocce Ball

 
Best known in Italy and in the Italian communities of the United States, Bocce has been gaining popularity all over the country.  Bocce is a simple game and can be played by people of all ages and skill levels. Bocce’s origins date back to 5000 BC, where evidence of Egyptian cave paintings depict Nile Delta boys playing something that resembles bocce.  In addition, the game caught on with the Romans and Greeks.  The game is very easy to learn and beginners can do as well as the ones that have played for years.  Because of this, Bocce has really caught on in the resort in the last few years and it has been growing significantly each year. It is our hope that you will find bocce to be a very fun, if not addicting, game.

The resort has 2 bocce courts and they are being used a significant amount of time during the resort season.  In league play, 2 games are played each week between different teams.  Each team consists of 4 people and can be men, women, or any mix of men/women.  Each game is played to 10 points.

It is our hope that you utilize our bocce courts.  If you are new to the game and are a little tentative about getting a team together and playing in the league then get on the substitute list.  Especially, if you are unsure about playing every week.  Being a sub lets you play as much or as little as you would like.  We will warn you, playing as a sub will lead you to getting into the league as a full-time player the next season!

Where
Bocce Ball Courts
 
When
Saturday
 
Time
8am - Noon
 
Dates
Mid-January through mid-March.  See resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Other Related Events
In early January, a new player instructional meeting will be held at the bocce courts to show people how to play the game.
 
A tournament will be held following the end of season play.
 
There is an informal group that plays Tuesday afternoons during the resort season.
 
Equipment Required
A bocce set consists of 4 balls of one color, 4 balls of a different color, and a small Pallino ball.  Many of the resort owners have their own balls, however, there are sets of balls in the cabinets next to the 2 bocce courts.  In addition, we have 2 sets of balls that are only used for league play.
 
How To Join
An email blast will be sent in December with details on how and when to register.

Team sign-ups for league play will begin in the first two weeks of January.
 
Contact For More Information
Evelyn Marbury
364 NW Chipshot Lane
Email: evelyn.marbury@gmail.com 
Cell:    479-435-1415
 
BOCCE BALL LEAGUE RULES
As Played in the Motorcoach RV Resort 
 
Basic Rules
* Each team will consist of 4 players.
* Each team will have a Captain – The team Captain may designate a player as an “End Captain”.
* Team Captains participate in the coin toss to determine serving team (If no coin, use rock-paper- scissors).
* The serving team throws the pallino (small ball) from behind the foul line (blue tape on sideboards).
    - The pallino MUST pass the centerline of the court and come to rest at least 12 inches away from the sideboards and backboard without hitting the           backboard.
    - If the player fails 2 times to place the pallino into legal play, the opposing team throws the pallino.
* The team that throws the pallino also throws the first ball from behind the foul line (blue tape on sideboards).
    - The opposing team then throws their first ball, if that ball is equal distance with the team throwing first to the pallino, the next throw goes to the           team that initially threw the pallino and they continue to throw if they have a ball closer to the pallino or runs out of balls.
    - 60 minutes after play starts, the match is complete. The team with the highest number of points will be awarded the win. If both teams are tied,             one more round will be played.
* For each court, split a team of 4 people so that 2 from the same team are on each end of the court. That prevents 8 people from being all on one
   end of a court at any point during the matches. Only 2 people from each team throw per match, rather than all 4 (each person throws 2 balls and         team members alternate throwing). The people on the side with the scoreboard always keeps score. Only the team Captain or end Captain may go        on to the court to determine which color is closer to the pallino and measure the distance if needed. When the round is over the other end throws.        That will eliminate teams having to go back and forth from one end of the court to the other (and thereby crossing paths with other players). 
    In addition, it will shorten the time needed to play because you don’t have to switch sides.
 
Scoring
* The first team to reach 10 points is the winner.
* If the ball touches the pallino, you don’t get an extra point.
* You can get 1, 2, 3, or 4 point(s) in a round; only 1 team can score points each round.
* Points are based on who is closer to the pallino.
   - If you are closest, you get 1 point.
   - If both balls are equal, you go to the next closest ball, which determines who gets the point.
   - If you have the next 1, 2, or 3 balls that are closer than the opponent’s first closest ball, you receive the points.
   - If you throw a regular ball (not the pallino) short of halfway, it stays on the court and can score a point.
   - If you throw a regular ball and it hits the backboard, without first touching the pallino or another ball it is a dead ball and removed from play.
* The team that won the last round throws the ball first in the next round.

League Policies
* Each team is responsible for getting a substitute if a team member is not able to play. A substitute may be a member of another team that isn’t             playing at that time (except during playoffs).
* If a substitute isn’t available, a team may play a match if only 2 or 3 players (out of 4) are present, however, no player is permitted to throw more           than 2 balls, resulting in a penalty of 2 balls per missing player. If only 2 players from a team are present, they would throw from the opposite ends       of the court.
* A team without at least 2 of the 4 players present at the scheduled game start time forfeits the game with zero points and the opponent is awarded     10 points.
* If a team is not able to play on a scheduled league date (whether or not substitutes are available) then pre-play (prior to league play for that week)       is an option if both teams are fully present (no substitutes for pre-play).  They can contact the opposing team and schedule a time to play during the
   week prior to their scheduled date.  Their scores should be text to Evelyn Marbury at 479-435-1415 so they can be recorded.  If teams cannot agree
   on a time to play, the team that could not play will score “0” wins and the other team will score “2” wins.
* Forfeit Rule: All teams will make the playoffs at the end of the season unless a team forfeits twice during the regular season.

Tournament Policies
* Substitutes for the tournament may not be a member of another team on the league.

Bowling

 
Here in our little slice of earthly paradise, we are privileged to have tenpin bowling available just down the street from the resort.  Our resort community has fielded a bowling group for more than 2 decades!!  It's a great opportunity for meeting your neighbors plus to get the body moving in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  Our bowling event does not operate as a league so there are no averages, no team standings, and no team competition! It is just a social event where we bowl 3 games together as a group and it is for you to enjoy at your pleasure.  All scoring is electronic.  No work just fun!  The bowling facility is totally smoke-free.
 
And good news -- no prior experience is needed!!  Again this is NOT a league ... so you can come any Monday you would like.  Please consider joining us.
 
Where
Superplay USA, 1600 NW Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
The bowling center is just down the street from the resort, off Peacock Blvd across from the Town Center.
Turn right out of the resort, then right at 3rd light and you're there!
 
When
Monday
 
Time
1:30pm - 3:30pm.  Try to be there 20 mins early. 
 
Dates
Early January thru end of March.  See resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Other Related Events
A bowlers orientation meeting is held at the start of the season to get everyone briefed and excited.

Personal instruction is available from a certified bowling coach including private lessons.
 
Equipment Required
The bowling center has everything you need.
 
For those wanting their own ball and/or shoes, a professional shop is on-site including a certified ball driller.
 
If you already have your own equipment all you need to do is show up.
 
How To Join
Just show up about 20-30 minutes before 1:30pm to get checked in and assigned a lane.
 
A nominal fee is required to bowl and to rent shoes if needed.

Contact For More Information
Mike Jaynes
USBC Certified Coach
77 Putter Pointe
Email: mkjbowler@aol.com

Bunco Night

 
Bunco is a dice game ideally played with twelve or more players.  However, it can be played with a minimum of nine players.  The key is to have at least three tables.  With twelve players, the group would be divided into three tables of four, each trying to score points while taking turns rolling three dice in a series of six rounds. Once seated, the persons directly across from each other are partnered for that round.  One person at each table of four keeps score for each set of partners. 
 
A tally is added each time a player rolls the number of the round on any of the three dice.  A bunco is achieved when a person rolls three-of-a-kind and all three numbers match the round number.  For example, in the first round the object is to roll 1’s, in the 2nd round to roll 2’s, etc.  So, in first round, when a player rolls any 1’s they are tallied and the player keeps rolling all dice again until no 1’s are rolled.  If a player rolls 1’s on all 3 dice at once, that’s a bunco.  If no points are awarded, the player's turn ends and the dice are passed to the next player at the table.  Each round ends when a player has scored 21 points.  The game ends when all six rounds are complete. The player with the most rounds won is the overall game winner, with ties typically broken by comparing total points scored.
 
There will be a “high” table and a “low” table with as many tables in between as needed for the number of players.  After each of the 6 rounds the losers at each table go down a table and the winners go up a table (except the lowest and highest).  Ideally, after the switch of tables (ie after each round) one must switch partners and not play with the same partner twice in a row.
 
As you can see, Bunco is an easy game to learn and is a lot of fun.  And it is a great way to get to know new people.  It’s basically rolling dice while chatting and then changing spots after each round so you visit with new people.  To add to the fun, prizes will be awarded for most wins, most losses, and most buncos.  
 
Where
The Clubhouse Card Room across the hall from the fitness center.
 
When
The third Wednesday of every month.
 
Time
7 – 9pm
 
Dates
January thru March.   See the resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Cost
$5
 
Equipment Required
No outside equipment required.  Dice, score cards and pens will be provided.
 
How to Join  
Just show up at 7pm.  No experience necessary.
 
Contacts For More Information
Michelle Mahlman
213 NW Hazard Way
Email:   MMichelle_mahlman@hotmail.com
Cell:      206-406-1497
 
Sandra Dekkinga
430 NW Boundary Drive
Email:   sjdekk@charter.net
Cell:      850-797-0635
 
 

Canasta

 
Here is an opportunity to meet with your neighbors and friends every week while playing an entertaining and challenging game of cards in the clubhouse.  The card game is Canasta, a version of Rummy, played in groups of 4 players, consisting of teams of 2, with 2 decks of cards.
 
Even if you are new to this nearly 100 year old game, don’t worry, players of all skill levels are welcome to play.  If you are a novice, someone will provide you with an understanding of the rules and strategies needed to become an accomplished Canasta player.
 
The card tables are arranged for your attendance in our beautiful clubhouse and what a wonderful setting for friends and neighbors to gather in and socialize.  We are looking forward to you joining our group. 
 
Where
The Clubhouse Card Room across the hall from the fitness center
 
When
Tuesday
 
Time
10am - 12:30pm
 
Dates
Mid-January thru mid-April.   See the resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Equipment Required
2 decks of cards per table of 4.
 
Canasta “cheat” sheets will be available for use.
 
How to Join
If you are interested in playing Canasta, send an email to Ann.
 
Contact For More Information
Ann Haughwout
Email:   Haughann@comcast.net
Cell:      678-640-0646

Darts

 
Did you know that 16 million people play darts in the United States?  That broad interest is represented in the resort too.  That is why there are 4 dart boards located in the clubhouse and there are 2 leagues that support the significant number of resort residents that like to play.  Each league consists of 16 teams of two (2) players each.  Teams play one other team each night, based on a published schedule. Each player from each team throws three (3) darts in each round.  The game starts with 301 points on each team’s scoreboard.  The name of the game is “301”. Each time a player throws and scores the number hit is reduced from the 301 and the game ends when the score becomes exactly zero (0).  The first team to lower their score to zero (0) wins! If the number hit with a dart takes a team below zero (0) it is called a bust and that player's turn ends right there, regardless of the number of darts he or she has remaining to be thrown.  That team's score then reverts back to where it was before the bust occurred. The only way to win is to reach zero (0) exactly.  Teams alternate throwing darts one player at a time until the game ends.
 
If you do not want to commit to a full league schedule but would like to play once in a while, you can place your name on the substitute list.
 
Where
The Clubhouse
 
When
Tuesday and Thursday (2 different leagues)
 
Time
7pm - ?
 
Dates
Mid January thru mid-March.  See resort calendar for specific dates.
The Motorcoach Resort Dart Champion will be determined at high noon on the Saturday of the 10th week.
 
Other Related Events
A new player instructional meeting will be held the first Friday of January before the start of the season.

An end of season single elimination tournament will be held in week 10 for both leagues to determine an overall league champion for each league.  A tournament bracket will be created, similar to the NCAA basketball bracket, with the top seed playing the lowest seed.  The league champion is declared when the winner of the final two teams complete play.  Seeding will be based on each teams win/loss records from the previous nine (9) weeks of play.
 
The Motorcoach Resort Dart Championship will be determined by a faceoff of the Tuesday and Thursday night champions.  They will play in a best 2 out of 3 game shootout.  This shootout will take place on the Saturday at the end of week 10.
 
Equipment Required
Each player must have three (3) darts. Darts must be plastic tipped, measuring no more than five (5) inches long and weighing no more than eighteen (18) grams.  The Darts consist of four (4) major parts, a tip, barrel, shaft and flight.  A soft plastic tip screws into the barrel and they are breakable, so it is recommended players carry spares.  The barrel is the part of the dart ahead of the shaft that the player holds onto when making a throw.  The shaft does two (2) things, it holds the flight and it adjusts the overall weight of the dart as in light, medium or heavy shafts.  The flight is the wings attached to the rear of the shaft and it provides stabilization to the dart when thrown.  Flights are breakable as well and it is recommended spare flights are carried as well.  Electronic Dart Boards are provided for play by the Association.
 
How To Join
A note will be sent out in November or December asking people to respond if they want to sign up or if they want to be placed on the sub list.
 
Contacts For More Information
Tuesday Evening:
Nancy Morrison
449 NW Sandtrap Lane
Email: morrisonnancy11@gmail.com
Cell: 614-207-4727
 
Thursday Evening:
Greg Allard
505 NW Chipshot Lane
Email: Greg9950@bellsouth.net
Cell: 904-524-0637

Golf

 
Motorcoach Resort at St Lucie West has one of the premier 18-hole par 3 golf courses in all of South Florida.  The course has great variety in terms of hole layout and distances.  The course is for use by all owners and renters.  Every golfer is asked to adhere to the golf course rules which are list below.  This will ensure the course is kept in great shape for all who use it. 
 
If you want to meet and develop a camaraderie with fellow golfers who reside in the resort then it is recommended that you participate in the Motorcoach Resort Monday Morning Golf League.  All golfers, male or female, beginner or experienced, owner or renter are invited to play.  There will be prize money for all 10 weeks of league play, an end-of-season tournament, closest to the pin, as well as an end-of-season luncheon.  Registration will be done in advance electronically every 2 weeks.  Players will be paired at random based on the registrations for that week and will play 9 holes each week.  Scorecards for each team will be picked up at the clubhouse pool Tiki each week, with prizes awarded upon completing a 2 week round (there will be a total of five 2 week rounds).
 
Where
Meet at the Clubhouse Pool Deck 
 
When
Monday
 
Time
9:30am - 11:30am
 
Dates
Early January to mid-March for league play.  November thru December for best ball scrambles.  See the resort website calendar for specific dates.
 
Other Related Events
Liberty Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, February, 18th.
 
Best ball scrambles will be held in November and December prior to the start of league play in January. 
 
Equipment Required
Golf clubs, bag, pull cart if desired, balls, & tees.
 
Score cards are available at the clubhouse and at the front office.
 
How To Join
Use the RSVP to Activities under the Resources tab on the website or contact Matt below.
 
Contact For More Information
Matt Kincaid
50 NW Boundary Drive
Email: buckeyematt95@gmail.com
 
 
Golf Course Map
 
Golf Course Rules
1.    USGA rules apply.     https://www.usga.org/rules-hub.html
2.    Please use a tee when teeing off.  (Help save the tee box grass)
3.    Dress code:  shirts and shoes are required at all times.
4.    Drivers and fairway woods are not permitted.  Only irons are allowed.
5.    Each player must have their own set of clubs.
6.    Please use soft spikes only.  Metal cleats are not permitted.
7.    Please use a rake to smooth footprints and depressions after bunker shots.
8.    Please fix your own ball marks on the greens as well as others.  Use your putter or foot to lightly tap down the mark.  Fill divots on tees with sand.
9.    Children under 16 are not permitted on the course without a parent.
10.  Ball drops for holes 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, & 17.
11.  White stakes mark out of bounds.  Golf balls landing on Lots shall be deemed “out of play” and shall not be retrieved.
12.  All distances measured from center of tee to center of green.
13.  Be areas are obstructions and allow free relief.
14.  Hazards are identified by a red stake or a red line.
15.  Golf carts may only be used on the golf course with the appropriate handicap designation obtained from the property manager.
16.  If possible, all play should commence on the first (1st) hole, however, play may commence on a hole other than the first (1st) hole if such play
       does not interfere with players already on the course.
17.  Each golfer is liable for any damage caused to any Permitted RV or other Improvement or injury to any person on a Lot or, in, on or about the
       Common Area as a result of his or her play.  Each golfer is required to immediately notify the Owner of the Lot with regard to damage to a Lot or
       injury to any person or to the Manager with regard to Common Area damage or injury to any person in, on or about the Common Area.
 

Line Dancing

 
Line dancing has been around for a very long time.  In fact, line dancing as we know it today has been very popular for the last 30-40 years.  We have all been somewhere and a specific song starts playing and the dance floor immediately fills up with people line dancing.
 
Ever thought that you would like to get up and join the dance floor crowd but are too embarrassed to join in because you don’t know how to line dance?  Now is your chance to change that!
 
The line dancing sessions will teach varied dances to classic songs most often played: some Motown, some classic rock, a little disco, a little Frankie Valli, a sprinkle of Zumba, and maybe a little country if the class requests it.
  
If you are uncertain what it is all about, come down and watch a session.  These sessions are meant to be fun and instructional.  They are geared to a wide age range and novice to experienced skill sets.  I think you will quickly see what the benefits of low-impact exercise can provide for you and how much fun you will have doing it!  Plus, you will find that it is a great way to meet people in the resort and to have fun with the people you already know.
 
Where
The Clubhouse dance floor
 
When
Tuesday
 
Time 
1 - 2pm
Please arrive at the clubhouse a couple minutes ahead of the scheduled class time.
 
Dates
Early January to mid-April.  See the resort calendar for specific dates.
You may attend any session that fits into your schedule.
 
Equipment Required
Please wear comfortable shoes, preferably ones that do not slip off such as flip-flops.
 
How to Join
Please text or email Connie to sign up.
 
Contact For More Information
Connie Cinnamon
Email:  Crcinnamon@gmail.com
Cell:     630-244-9223
 

Mahjong

 
Mahjong is an ancient Chinese tile game played typically with four people.  It was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.  Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and luck.
 
To play Mahjong, one must possess the most recently published card that contains the winning combinations of tiles.  A new card is issued every year in the Spring with the purpose of keeping the game exciting and keeping players on their toes.  The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols.  Each player begins by receiving 13 tiles.  In turn, players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the 14th drawn tile.  A player must choose the proper tiles to match one of the current year card combinations to win the game.  When that occurs that player will announce MAHJONG!!
 
Be one of the millions of people who play Mahjong worldwide.  Come to the Clubhouse and join in the fun.  And meet some new people in the resort too.
 
Where
The Clubhouse Card Room across the hall from the fitness center.
 
When
Monday through Friday 
 
Time
1 - 4pm
 
Dates
Mid-November thru mid-April.  See the resort calendar for specific dates.
There is usually at least one group playing Mahjong each afternoon during the week at the clubhouse. 
 
Equipment Required
A Mahjong tile set is required for each group of 4 players.   With that said, several tile sets are owned by players in the resort so it is not necessary to own a set to play.
 
Each player must individually purchase a current year card which shows the sequence of tiles that each make a Mahjong.  That card can be acquired at this website via this link:
 
 
How to Join
All are welcome to come to the clubhouse to play or watch.  There are several Mahjong players who will also teach others.  If enough are interested, a class may be held.
  
Contacts For More Information
Donna Mackey
69 NW Boundary Drive
Email:   palsquel@gmail.com
Cell:      845-527-9824 
 
Sue Wright
388 NW Boundary Drive
Email:   gswright@myactv.net
Cell:      301-988-8989
 

Musicians Jam Night

 
Do you have a musical talent but when you are at the resort you don’t have the chance to “exercise” that talent?  Guess what, there are others in the resort just like you, who have been looking for an avenue to hone their talent during the winter months.  Hence, the catalyst behind Musicians Jam Night.
 
So, what is a jam session?  It is a relaxed gathering of resort musicians who get together to play informally without any preparation.  Going to a jam session can be an intimidating idea for many musicians - yet it can be one of the most liberating and rewarding musical experiences there is!  By the end of the season, you will have put your inhibitions in the rearview mirror and will have learned to enjoy the spontaneous musical collaboration a jam session offers.
  
The goal for the first session of the season is to form a nucleus group to get started and then rotate players in and out.  To form a nucleus group, it would be great to have guitar, bass and keyboard covered.  Rick Fox, the host, will cover drums initially.
 
A little more background on Rick Fox:  he was part of a host group for a jam session for 10 years and has been playing in the same band for 42 years.  His musical journey has spanned 57 years of his life so far.  If you are new to jamming, don’t worry, Rick has the background to pull off fun and rewarding jam sessions.
 
Now that you understand a little more about what Jam Night is about, come up to the clubhouse and let’s see what music the group can put together!   By the way, all skill levels are welcome.
 
Where
The Clubhouse
 
When
The first Wednesday of every month
 
Time
7 - 9pm
 
Dates
January thru March.   See the resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Equipment Required
Bring your guitar, keyboard, bass or whatever instrument you play.  If you sing and have your own microphone, bring that with you.
 
A PA, a small drum kit, and a couple of microphones will be provided.
 
How to Join  
If you are interested in getting involved in Jam Night, contact Rick.
 
Contact For More Information
Rick Fox (Drums)
189 Hazard Way
Email:   rgfox09@gmail.com
Cell:     513-617-8914
 

Pickleball

 
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world! It is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong.  The game is easy to learn and appropriate for all ages and skill levels.  It allows players to work on their balance, agility, reflexes, and hand-eye coordination without putting excessive strains on your body.
 
Pickleball is a wonderful alternative for older players who used to play tennis, but have physical limitations such as hip, shoulder, knee, or other joint problems.  However, while pickleball is a great sport for beginners and those with some mobility issues, rest assured that experienced players compete against each other in fast-paced, challenging, and competitive games.
 
Here at St Lucie Motorcoach resort, we have an active pickleball community!  During the season, we generally have open play every morning from 8am to 10am.  If you already know how to play pickleball, then just show up and we’ll be sure to get you playing.  If you are new to the sport, lessons are available for both beginners and intermediate level players.  Use the Contact Information below and just let us know that you are interested in learning how to play.
 
Where
Pickleball Courts
 
When
Daily, 7 days a week
 
Time
8am -10am
For up-to-date schedule information, please join our Pickleball Facebook Group (Search for SLMR Pickleball).
 
Dates
Mid-November to mid-April

Other Related Events
We also hold regular ROUND ROBIN events and Tournaments. Joining our Facebook group is the best way to find out about these events, but they are also posted on the bulletin board at the pickleball courts.
 
Equipment Required
The resort has paddles available for use if it’s your first time.  If you come out to the courts, you’ll see a wide variety of paddles being used to give you an idea of what you might want to purchase.  Paddles are relatively inexpensive ($50 to $175 range) and last virtually forever.  Balls are provided by the Resort Pickleball Club.
 
As for clothing, you’ll want to wear shorts and a shirt that doesn’t inhibit movement.  Probably the most important item is a good pair of “court” shoes. A “court” shoe is generally designed for tennis or pickleball and will provide substantial lateral support – since much of the pickleball movements are side to side.
 
How To Join
There is no official club to join to enjoy open play. Just show up to the courts any morning during the season and you’ll likely find a group of people willing to get you acquainted with Pickleball here at the Resort.  You may also use the contact information below and let Tony know you are interested.
 
Contact For More Information
Tony Iannarelli
61 NW Boundary Dr
Email: tony@tonystrackdays.com
FB Group: “SLMR Pickleball”

Shuffleboard

 
Shuffleboard is a great outdoor activity to enjoy in the Florida sunshine and a terrific way to make new friends. The competition is good-natured even though all are playing for valuable trophies and recognition on a perpetual plaque in our Clubhouse.

Shuffleboard is played in a league format using rules adapted from the National Shuffleboard Association with two persons on each team playing three game matches.  Teams are formed by signing up and we have teams sign up as well as individuals who want to play, but don’t have a team mate.  In the past we have played in four groups having slots for 8 teams in each.  League play is conducted within each group with each team playing each other one time.  At the end of the regular season the team with the best record in each group enters the play off where the league champion is determined. Our season runs for 8 weeks starting in mid-January.

At the beginning of league, we conduct an information and rules review session followed by a visit to the 4 courts where any additional questions can be answered and participants can practice.  No specific skill is needed, only the ability to push a disk down the court.  The courts have been installed compliant with outdoor shuffleboard requirements for ease of disk travel and we use specialized beads to enhance the sliding.  Courts are always open for practice.
 
Where
Shuffleboard Courts
 
When
Wednesdays and Thursdays
 
Time
11am and 1pm
The number of date/time slots varies based on the number of participants from year to year.
 
Dates
Mid-January to mid-March.  See resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Equipment Required
No equipment is required as the cues and disks are provided by the Association.
 
How To Join
An email blast will be sent in December with details on how and when to register, otherwise, sign-up by contacting Tom below.
 
Contact For More Information
Tom Kmiec
325 NW Chipshot Lane
Email: rvtomrkt@aol.com

Tennis

 
Did you know that 87 million people play tennis in the world and 21 million play tennis in the United States.  Of the 21 million nearly 10 million play tennis more than 10 times per year.  Tennis has been experiencing a resurgence since 2010. In fact, last year saw the highest tennis racquet sales in well over a decade.  The reason for tennis’s longevity and growth is the fact that it is a lifetime sport that can be played and enjoyed by people of any age and of every ability.

If you are you a new resident to the resort and have always wanted to pick up the game of tennis … or you an experienced tennis player who wants to practice and to play.  You are in luck.  The resort has 2 tennis courts, a ball machine, and a practice wall to help you improve your skill or just stay sharp.  There are also several other players in the resort who like to play several times per week.

In summary, if you are looking for a way to get exercise, meet other resort residents, and to have fun then join us at the tennis courts where players of all skill levels are welcome.  We hope to make our residents better tennis players while enjoying the outdoors playing the great game of tennis.
 
Where
Tennis Courts
 
When
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
When possible, the tennis group also plays at other times during the week.  Check with Joe (info below) for more details.
 
Time
9am - ?
 
Dates
Early January thru late April.  See the resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Other Related Events
Classes/clinics will be announced at the beginning of the season.

A luncheon will take place at the season's end.

Equipment Required
Please bring your own racket.  Balls will be provided by the Association.
 
How To Join
Join in the fun by showing up on the scheduled days at 9am or by contacting Joe (info below).
 
Contact For More Information
Joe Vertone
423 NW Chipshot Lane
Email: joev114@yahoo.com
Cell: (847) 561-0640

Trivia Night

 
Test your knowledge of general trivia against fellow owners.  The evening will pit teams of six against one another for the right to be crowned “Know it Alls of the Night”.  The evening’s session will consist of five rounds of ten questions each.  In the first four rounds, correct answers will be worth one point each.  The fifth round will have questions that are a little bit more difficult with a value of two points each.  The team with the greatest point total will have bragging rights for a two-week period.  Come out with your own team or we will help form teams once you arrive.  This will be a night of fun facts and relaxed entertainment.  Be prepared to leave a little smarter!
 
Where
The Clubhouse
 
When
Every Other Wednesday Night 
 
Time
7 – 8:15 pm     
Arrive early so we can start on time and to get on a team if you do not have one.
 
Dates
Mid-January thru mid-April.   See the resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Equipment Required
Bring your thinking cap!  Also, each person should bring a pencil and a tablet of paper to be able to share answers with other team members, so the answers won’t be heard.
 
How to Join
Just show up either with your team or by yourself to get placed onto a team.
  
Contact For More Information
Martin Nadelman, aka Dr. Trivia
417 NW Chipshot Lane
Email:   msnadelman@gmail.com
Cell:      336-212-8385
 

Water Aerobics

 
 
Water aerobics is the participation in aerobic exercise while being immersed in water.  It focuses on aerobic endurance and resistance training.        Over 10 million people participate annually in water aerobics in the United States.  It is popular because it is a low-impact workout. 
 
The resort’s water aerobics sessions are an hour in length and are led by a certified instructor.  The sessions are accompanied by lively music to keep you motivated.  Each class includes a warm-up, cardio and strength-training exercises, and a cool down.  
 
If you are uncertain what it is all about, come down and watch a session.  I think you will quickly see what the benefits of low-impact exercise can provide for you and how much fun you will have doing it!  Plus, you will see that it is a great way to meet people in the resort.
 
Where
Clubhouse Main Pool
 
When
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
 
Time
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Please arrive at the clubhouse a couple minutes ahead of the scheduled class time.
 
Dates
Mid-November to Mid-April.  See resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Equipment Required
Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel.  Foam weights will be provided.
 
How to Join Water Aerobics
No sign up is required.  Just come to the main clubhouse pool and join the fun!  Participation is free!  You may attend any session that fits into your schedule.
 
Contact For More Information About Water Aerobics
Joy Whitlow
448 NW Sandtrap Ln
Email:    joywest48@hotmail.com
Cell:      252-342-0767
 

Yoga

 
Yoga is an ancient practice that builds strength and awareness and brings together the mind and body. It includes breathing exercises, meditation and poses that stretch and flex various muscle groups.  These poses are designed to encourage relaxation and to reduce stress and anxiety.
 
What are the benefits of Yoga?  Yoga improves posture, increases flexibility, improves balance, builds muscle strength, boosts metabolism and increases blood flow.  It improves respiration, energy and vitality.

Women and men of all ages, abilities and skill levels are welcome.  You can do as much as your body or your mind allows!  As such yoga is a very popular activity in the resort.

Classes are free as the certified instructors are paid for by the Association.
 
Where 
The Clubhouse
 
When 
Tuesday and Thursday ~ Mid-November through December (excluding Holidays)
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday ~ January through the end of March
 
Time
Classes are from 9am to 10am 
Please arrive at the Clubhouse 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled class time.
 
Dates
Mid-November thru mid-April.  See resort calendar for specific dates.
 
Cost
Classes in season are free to owners and renters.
Classes may also be held in April for a $10 fee per person, per session.
 
Equipment Required
Bring a yoga mat, blocks, strap and falsa blanket, if you have them. You may also want to bring a water bottle. There are a few exercise mats available in the fitness room for those who don’t have a yoga mat. Wear comfortable exercise clothing such as yoga pants or bike shorts and a t-shirt or tank top.
 
How To Join
Just show up at the clubhouse during the scheduled times to participate!  You may attend any session that fits into your schedule.
 
Contact For More Information
Bonnie Patterson
462 NW Sandtrap Lane
Email: countryhavenc@comcast.net
Cell: 717-405-9056
Check back often as new activities are planned!
 
*Please Note: Activities listed are for Owners and Renters of Motorcoach Resort St. Lucie West only.