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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Wendy and Bill Schwarz Jan 17, 2015 at 11:52 AM

We are registeres for the March 15, 2015 program. Sounds like fun!

Mary Ann McCarthy Nov 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Hi, Arriving Sarasota-Bradenton Airport from CT on 2/17 (Sat) @ 1:08 pm for the 1/18-23 (Signature City-Sarasota) program @Lido Beach Resort--anyone want to share a cab ? Mary Ann

Billie Hamm Nov 02, 2014 at 10:40 AM

any one enrolled on xmas program in Chicago on the 20th dec. ?? I have a double room that I would like to share with a compatable roomie (female) !

Rosemary Sprenger Oct 03, 2014 at 05:02 PM

I'm reading the interesting book suggested about the miniature circus model that we'll see. got it through interlibrary loan. I'd recommend reading 2 others I found at local library: Those Amazing Ringlings and Their Circus and Queen of the Air. I also read part of a book called The Fall of the Big Top to understand why circuses declined and changed, but it went into too much detail. I saw 11 circus wagons downtown on Sat. for overture center's 10th anniversary that usually are at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. if I go to a social on 10/29, i'll probably dress somewhat like a clown. Rosemary S.
Billie Hamm Oct 28, 2014 at 06:02 PM

hi rose mary---see where you are going to chicago over xmas ? are you registerd single or double ? i would like to go but all singles are gone and if i could talk to someone ahead of time, just chat about habits, good and bad would feel better asking for a roommate . please call me 859 277 0788. thanks.
Rosemary Sprenger Oct 29, 2014 at 04:08 PM

I already posted a message for you only that I asked for a double room, category 2 for Xmas in Chicago. I tried calling the # you mention twice; it rang a few times and then sounded like a fax. I'm also going to Sarasota, but you should have replied for the Chicago program, not Sarasota. I gave you # of my landline so you could call me and mentioned a few things that may help you decide about a roommate.. I have an answering machine if I'm out, so feel I've done my part. If I post the # here, too many people will see it, so either call me in Madison, Wis. or don't bother me again, please.
Billie Hamm Nov 02, 2014 at 10:37 AM

hi rosemary--sorry for confusion. i have not found any post that you sent me a phone number ??? my number is above and i apoligize for my fax machine being on while i was gone for a couple of weeks on a cruise. dont know how that happened actually ! i am home now, fax machine is OFF etc. if you want to try again. other wise will see you in chicago on the 20th.

Rosemary Sprenger Sep 19, 2014 at 01:05 PM

I'm enrolled in 2/1-2/6 program, arriving by plane at dinner time on 1/31. Any AVA walkers interested in walking on free afternoon and/or on 2/1 before we pick up our packets? The contact person for the 2 walks hasn't replied to my email, so may need to contact her again. May only be able to do 5K; Lido Key walk has this option but not sure about downtown walk and both have same registration spot. We could take hotel shuttle to St. Armands, then take trolley to that spot, but trolley only runs every 60 min. For the key walk, we'd also need to get to start point, so if you'd be using a car, that may work best. Downtown walk may pass some of same things we'd see on the program. I have phone no. to find out about any changes in trolley times in 2015 later. On 2/1 I might take trolley to Whole Foods, get directions for both walks, register for just 1 and then see if public transit will go to the start of the key walk etc. If you happen to live in Wisconsin like me, that would be interesting. Rosemary Sprenger

Jill Orbach Dec 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM

I'm a single lady on the 1/19-24 program and would like to share the cost of a room. Anyone interested in a nonsmoking, easy to get along with, early riser roommate? JO

Joan Menschenfreund Dec 05, 2013 at 05:20 PM

Hi…I'll be on the 2/2/14 program, coming from La Guardia airport (Delta10:59 am plane), arr. Sarasota airport @2:19. Anyone else arr. around that time to share a cab???

Barbara Kroner Dec 18, 2012 at 05:03 PM

Hi, I'm Barbara. I will be arriving at our program a day early - Feb. 2nd and checking into the Lido. I'm wondering if anyone else will be doing the same. Would love to meet you!

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