Southern Meadow

August 2019 Newsletter

Happy August

Quick look at what’s going on in August


Grotto Pizza Fundraiser for Johnny’s Angels Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Grotto Pizza CAMDEN Dine In or Take Out from “4-9 pm” 20% of each check will go to Johnny’s Angels to support The Walk To End Alzheimer’s. Vouchers are needed and are on the clubhouse bulletin board. Please join us and support Alzheimer’s and Johnny’s Angels! I hope to see you there!


National Senior Citizen Day & National Ice Cream Day Friday, August 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Come to the Clubhouse at 1:30 pm on Friday, August 16th, to celebrate National Senior Citizen Day. This Southern Meadow event will be topped off with an Ice Cream Social. Watch for a sign-up sheet at the Clubhouse.

The Southern Meadow Community Spring Garage Sale is scheduled for Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm both days. The garage sale will be advertised:

  • July 3 – Free Range Blue (Contemporary bluegrass)
  • July 10 – Deb & Mike (Classic rock & pop hits)
  • July 17 – Reunion (Classic rock & soul)
  • July 24 – Cascading Carlos (World-record Juggler)
  • July 31 – Bad Juju (Rock & Blues)
  • August 7 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland

Kent Count Public Library Book Sale July 1-6 (closed July 4)

It’s a super blowout sale with 1000s of books, magazines, DVDS, and more! There is something for everyone, with most items priced at $1. The sale will be open during normal library business hours each day. Library is located at 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover.


Karaoke Night Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7 pm

Come to the Clubhouse on Saturday, July 13th for karaoke. We go from 7 pm until we can’t sing anymore! Sing your favorite songs and join in with your friends and neighbors while they sing their favorites. Bring your own bottle and snacks to share (if you want) and have a good time with all of us. Hope to see you there. POC Jay Cowart (302) 751-1133.


LADIES’ LUNCH Monday, July 15, 2019 at noon

Join the ladies for lunch at the Green Turtle in Dover (391 N. DuPont Highway).


MEN’S LUNCH Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 am

Since the June trip to Pea Patch Island was rained out, we are hoping for better weather when we go back to Delaware City on July 17th. Sign up in the Clubhouse no later than July 12th to join the men for lunch at Pea Patch Island via ferry from Delaware City (45 Clinton Street, phone 302-834-7941). Meet at the Clubhouse at 10 am; we will leave at 10:15am.


Homeowner’s Association Meeting Friday, July 19, 2019, 3 pm

The Southern Meadow Homeowner’s Association will meet at the Clubhouse on Friday, July 19th at 3 pm.


Horse Race Night Out

Harrington has been very crowded, and they have fewer race dates available. There will be NO race night in July because of the State Fair. The race dates for the next three months are all on Tuesdays–August 27, September 10, & October 15. To reserve better seating, we need to make reservations a week before race date. The next scheduled “Horse Race Night Out” for Harrington Race Track is Tuesday, August 27. The restaurant opens at 4 pm with first race at 4:30 pm.


Clubhouse Exercise Schedule

Please note a change to the group exercise schedule. Saturday morning yoga will be canceled for July and August. Join us again in September. See the calendar for other opportunities to exercise including Water Aerobics on Tuesday mornings at 9:45.

Feel like exercising but there is no class on the date/time you have available? Check out the DVDs in the middle drawer of the TV cabinet for gentle senior yoga or simple stretching. We also have many different kinds of Jessica Smith or Leslie Sansone walking DVDs suitable for beginners. Simple instructions for operating the TV and DVD player are on a hand-out on the cabinet top.


July 2019 Newsletter

Happy 4th of July

Quick look at what’s going on in July


Southern Meadow Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, 2019, 4 pm

Join your neighbors at the Clubhouse on Thursday, July 4th at 4 pm for our annual Fourth of July Celebration. Grilled hot dogs and rolls will be provided. In order to be sure we have enough for everyone, please sign up at the Clubhouse. Bring your favorite side and/or dessert.


Summer Arts in the Parks Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm

The Kent County Library is once again offering its popular “Arts in the Park” series at Brecknock County Park in Camden (80 Old Camden Road). Pack a picnic and bring a blanket or lawn chair Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. (In case of inclement weather or temperature/heat index above 95 degrees, program will be moved inside the library at 97 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover).

The Southern Meadow Community Spring Garage Sale is scheduled for Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm both days. The garage sale will be advertised:

  • July 3 – Free Range Blue (Contemporary bluegrass)
  • July 10 – Deb & Mike (Classic rock & pop hits)
  • July 17 – Reunion (Classic rock & soul)
  • July 24 – Cascading Carlos (World-record Juggler)
  • July 31 – Bad Juju (Rock & Blues)
  • August 7 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland

Kent Count Public Library Book Sale July 1-6 (closed July 4)

It’s a super blowout sale with 1000s of books, magazines, DVDS, and more! There is something for everyone, with most items priced at $1. The sale will be open during normal library business hours each day. Library is located at 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover.


Karaoke Night Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7 pm

Come to the Clubhouse on Saturday, July 13th for karaoke. We go from 7 pm until we can’t sing anymore! Sing your favorite songs and join in with your friends and neighbors while they sing their favorites. Bring your own bottle and snacks to share (if you want) and have a good time with all of us. Hope to see you there. POC Jay Cowart (302) 751-1133.


LADIES’ LUNCH Monday, July 15, 2019 at noon

Join the ladies for lunch at the Green Turtle in Dover (391 N. DuPont Highway).


MEN’S LUNCH Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 am

Since the June trip to Pea Patch Island was rained out, we are hoping for better weather when we go back to Delaware City on July 17th. Sign up in the Clubhouse no later than July 12th to join the men for lunch at Pea Patch Island via ferry from Delaware City (45 Clinton Street, phone 302-834-7941). Meet at the Clubhouse at 10 am; we will leave at 10:15am.


Homeowner’s Association Meeting Friday, July 19, 2019, 3 pm

The Southern Meadow Homeowner’s Association will meet at the Clubhouse on Friday, July 19th at 3 pm.


Horse Race Night Out

Harrington has been very crowded, and they have fewer race dates available. There will be NO race night in July because of the State Fair. The race dates for the next three months are all on Tuesdays–August 27, September 10, & October 15. To reserve better seating, we need to make reservations a week before race date. The next scheduled “Horse Race Night Out” for Harrington Race Track is Tuesday, August 27. The restaurant opens at 4 pm with first race at 4:30 pm.


Clubhouse Exercise Schedule

Please note a change to the group exercise schedule. Saturday morning yoga will be canceled for July and August. Join us again in September. See the calendar for other opportunities to exercise including Water Aerobics on Tuesday mornings at 9:45.

Feel like exercising but there is no class on the date/time you have available? Check out the DVDs in the middle drawer of the TV cabinet for gentle senior yoga or simple stretching. We also have many different kinds of Jessica Smith or Leslie Sansone walking DVDs suitable for beginners. Simple instructions for operating the TV and DVD player are on a hand-out on the cabinet top.


June 2019 Newsletter

The Pool's open

Quick look at what’s going on in June


The Clubhouse Pool is Open!

Now that the pool is open, here are a few reminders about the Pool Rules:

  • Children between ages 4 and 18 may use the pool from 11:30 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to dusk.
  • No glass containers are permitted in the pool area.
  • No diving, jumping, or running.
  • Residents who open an umbrella are responsible for closing the umbrella before leaving.
  • Use the pool at your own risk as there are no lifeguards. It is strongly recommended that you do not swim alone.

Please remember to help keep the planters at the Clubhouse and Pool watered. There are two planters on the front porch and three planters on the Pool deck.


PLEASE BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG

One of the biggest complaints management hears is about dog walking etiquette. Here are a couple ground rules that will help you stay on good terms with your neighbors and fellow dog owners:

  • Be Respectful. Keep your dog off neighborhood lawns. Many of your neighbors pay for lawn care and cringe every time you walk your dog.
  • Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop. Just do it. People who fail to pick up after their dogs give all of us a bad name. Don’t be that person.

Pool Volleyball
Saturdays at 2:00 pm
Starting June 1, 2019

Calling all you 50’s and 60’s rockers out there! Another fun-filled volleyball season is upon us at the Southern Meadow Pool. Bring your beverages and snacks and join the gang of swinging seniors as the Southern Meadow Young- at-Heart volleyball players take action starting Saturday, June 1st at 2 pm. Spectators and cheerleaders are always welcome to sit at a poolside table and enjoy the action in the pool. Music will be provided by Rockin Paul Zimmerman.


Horse Race Night Out at Harrington Raceway
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Want a night out at the horse races? Post time for the first race is 4:30 pm. There is a buffet at the Clubhouse Restaurant. Sign up in the Clubhouse or call Bill Chaney at (302) 335-4951. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, June 9th.


LADIES’ LUNCH
Monday, June 17, 2019 at noon

Join the ladies for lunch at El Azteca Restaurant in Dover (859 N. DuPont Highway).


Southern Meadow Mermaids Water Aerobics
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 9:45 am

Jessica will start a summertime water aerobics class on Tuesday, June 18th, at 9:45 am. There is no charge for this pool activity. It will be every Tuesday at 9:45 am all summer. In the event of rain, Jessica will conduct indoor chair aerobics. In past years, we’ve had a good turnout for water aerobics. We hope to see you at the pool for a fun time.


MEN’S LUNCH
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10:00 am

Sign up in the Clubhouse no later than June 12th to join the men for lunch at Pea Patch Island via ferry from Delaware City (45 Clinton Street, phone 302-834-7941). Meet at the Clubhouse at 10 am; we will leave at 10:15am.


Southern Meadow Management Mtg.
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 11:30 am

All residents are invited to attend the June SME Management Meeting on Thursday, June 20th at 11:30 am. The meeting starts promptly at 11:30, so plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to take your seat. This is your opportunity to learn what management is doing around our community and to voice your concerns respectfully.


Ice Cream Social & Meet Your Neighbors
Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:00 pm

Come celebrate the first day of summer with an Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 21st, at 2 pm at the Clubhouse. Reacquaint yourself with your neighbors now that it’s warm again. Sign up in the Clubhouse.