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WHEELS NEW CAR SHOW Villagers, mark your calendars for the seventh annual Wheels New Car Show to take place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at Lake Sumter Landing. The Villages Daily Sun sponsors this event, which features new car dealers from the area showcasing the newest automotive models for 2009. “We provide this forum for the dealers to interact directly with Villagers, but it’s also a great opportunity for Villagers to see all that’s new in the auto industry from the comfort of their own golf cart,” said Daily Sun advertising manager John Nelson. “We make a day of it,” John added, “providing music and food vendors on the square throughout the day. It’s just a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.” He expects 12 to 15 dealers to be present at the event, with more than 100 new car models for residents and visitors to see. Representatives from the dealerships will be available to answer questions about the vehicles. The free show gives Villagers and visitors the convenience of looking at the new 2009 cars in one place rather than having to spend more time going to each dealership. Some attendees have purchased vehicles at the car show. “Last year, the entertainment department estimated the crowd at 20,000 people,” John said, recalling that many people came early, stayed late and enjoyed the music, food and the sight of new vehicles. Reuben and Alice Steinberg, of the Village of Summerhill, were among the attendees of the 2007 show. “It was so nice, and there were such a variety of cars,” Alice said, recalling how the representatives from the dealerships were friendly. The pair was inspired to get a new car. “We ended up buying a Ford Sable.” Go & Do Entertainment Briefs BELLE CHORDS PRESENT “SING THE SONG OF CHRISTMAS” Christmas music will fill the air at Church on the Square at 6 p.m. Dec. 5, when the Belle Chords present “Sing the Song of Christmas,” the group’s annual holiday concert for Villagers and visitors to enjoy. The concert is free. The program is being offered as The Villages Entertainment Department’s gift to the community as one of their “Countdown to Christmas” attractions. “We just want to bring joy to everybody through music,” said Village of Rio Grande resident Karen Nehrenz, who serves as president of the Belle Chords, a 65-member female group that sings in four-part harmony. “We just hope everyone will come and join us.” Jan Haley, of the Village of Winifred, serves as the director of the Belle Chords. “They are delightful women,” Jan said of the group. “We sing strictly a cappella. I love the camaraderie of the group, NOVEMBER 2008 and I love the barbershop harmony. We are a very, very close group and have a beautiful relationship. We work hard but we also have fun.” The Belle Chords has been in existence for about 13 years and is one of the oldest performing groups in The Villages. “We are noted for being the Belle Chords,” Karen said. “We do a lot of singing around the community. We sing for nursing homes, we sing for a lot of state clubs and organizations for their entertainment, and we do some charity work.” The Belle Chords also will present a concert in the spring. The group practices every Monday night at North Lake Presbyterian Church, and also has members from the tri-county area who enjoy singing four-part harmony. Karen notes that the Belle Chords are available to perform for Villages groups as their club’s entertainment. For information, call Karen at 750-0582.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - November 2008

The Villages - November 2008
The Villages From Above
Bricks Honor Veterans
Sports and Recreation
For the Kids
Brain Exercises
Go & Do Shopping & Dining Guide
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - November 2008