Area singles are invited to celebrate their inner Francophile and revel in all things blanc, bleu et rouge at this festive evening of inspired libations, food, music and dancing.
(Sarasota-Manatee, Florida) Area singles are invited to celebrate Bastille Day in high style at the Sarasota Singles Society’s “Bastille Day Celebration,” Friday, July 25, 6 p.m., at the historic Sara Bay Country Club, 7011 Willow Street, Sarasota. The evening features French-inspired hors d’oeuvres and desserts, festive Bastille Day décor, live music and dancing. The cost for the evening is $60 for SSS members; $80 for non-members, and includes gratuity and tax. Gentlemen who are not SSS members are invited to attend this event at the discounted member price of $60. Reservations need to be made by July 22. For more information, call 941-504-4064 or visit www.sarasotasinglessociety.com.
“In France, Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale, is celebrated in grand style on July 14. Although we’ll be celebrating it belatedly on July 25, we’ll also be celebrating in grand style,” says Sherry Janes, president of Sarasota Singles Society. “We invite area singles for an evening of French food, music, and dancing.” She encourages guests to, “add a French flair to your attire and embrace a Francophile spirit!” According to Janes, Sara Bay’s elegant, old-world charm makes it an ideal setting for this event. “You can easily imagine you’re dancing the evening away in the heart of Paris,” she says. “It’s a magical evening you won’t want to miss.”
Magical experiences are, bien sur, what the Sarasota Singles Society is all about. Janes, who founded the organization in 2013, says it offers, “social opportunities for area singles to meet and mingle.” Club members and guests enjoy cultural and recreational events, dinner dances, beach parties, wine tastings and gatherings at private clubs. Travel also plays a major role. Plans are already in place for a South African safari adventure and European river cruise.
Janes, a retired interior designer who moved to Sarasota from Highlands, North Carolina, in 2012, says she launched the group after experiencing challenges meeting new friends and potential dates. Her inspiration? A successful singles society her friends had created in Chicago. “I used their group as a model—and I’m happy to say the concept works perfectly here,” she says. Janes adds that the Sarasota social group goes beyond helping area singles meet; it also offers opportunities to develop life-long friendships while enjoying upscale social events, culture and travel.
“It’s a wonderful way to make new friends, enjoy an active social life, find compatible travel companions, or network for your business,” she says. “We provide opportunities for single people of all ages to meet and socialize in comfortable settings that allow people to develop relationships in a natural way.”
She says that in less than a year, many people have already made meaningful connections.
“These connections don’t always lead to romance but they do lead to friendships,” says Janes. “This is especially true for people who just relocated to the area, or those who recently lost their life partner. It’s just a natural way to make new friends, enjoy an active and fulfilling social life, and, yes, perhaps meet a new romantic interest.”
For more information about the Sarasota Singles Society, call 941-504-4064 or visit www.sarasotasinglessociety.com.