Fun Time at BTP
The Beautification Committee Garden Tour
The Bradenton Garden Club volunteer guide at the college explains to BTP residents the various plants with information about each species.
Some of the beautiful gardens they have created.
Our guide is showing us the unique features of the fruit that grows on this tree.
The Beautification Committee volunteers are at work planting palms at the BTP entrance to keep our community looking wonderful.
This Beautification Committee volunteer is at work planting perennials at the base of the BTP sign.
Our fearless leader is showing how to put fertilizer in the hole before inserting the palm.
The wonderful paint job and the planting done around the entrance sign to BTP by the Beautification Committee shows the true spirit and pride taken in the community.
The Friends of Irene Friday Jam Session
Every Friday afternoon our resident musicians play to a packed house in our beautiful large community hall. It rocks!
On Friday afternoon our community hall is "the place to be". With our diverse musicians playing a combination of 50's, 60's, country and down home music, everyone loves it.
Our talented squeeze box and fiddler in the foreground with the base guitar player and the rest of the group in the background
Everyone enjoys Line Dancing to the great music of "The Friends of Irene"
The group always sings "Goodnight Irene" at the end of their performance. We had a contest to name the group and guess what was chosen.
Wednesday Afternoon Men's Beer Call
It has been a tradition in our community since it became a co-op in 1998 for the men to get together to socialize and make friends. We take turns hosting at each other's lanai. Pop, beer and munchies are provided and a good time is had by all.
Wednesday Afternoon Women's Wine Call
Every Wednesday afternoon, while the men are enjoying Beer Call, the women are enjoying Wine Call at our beautiful gazebo. They bring their own drinks and munchies All the women are invited to meet, make friends, and have a great time.
Dine for the Dogs
Every year, Bradenton Tropical Palms takes part in the South Eastern Guide Dogs Walkathon. We also sponsor Dine for the Dogs and have a community garage sale. We have sponsored a dog for over 25 years and raised over $52,000.
Shown above is Ruth. She is a fully trained seeing eye dog that was with her master Frank Goosen.
Shown above is Frank giving his talk on when he developed macular degeneration and how having a seeing eye dog has made it so he can lead a normal life
Shown above are Bob, Lorraine, and Ed enjoying Sloppy Joes after Frank's talk. After finishing our main course, we enjoyed ice cream sundaes. Yummy! A good time was had by all.
Once a month, our dedicated volunteers put on a delicious breakfast. This happens to be the week for pancakes and sausages. Other popular breakfasts are the Country Breakfast with Canadian bacon and scrambled eggs, as well as our tasty omelet breakfast.
Shown above are our talented volunteers flipping fluffy pancakes on the grill.
Shown above are more talented volunteers serving sausages to hungry residents.
Our fun-loving early risers are enjoying their pancakes and sausages with butter and syrup.
Thursday Golf League
Every Thursday, residents get together for a fun day of golf. After golf, we all go to the gazebo for drinks and snacks.
This foursome is socializing while getting ready to play.
All the BTP golfers are getting ready to tee off.
The lucky winner of the 50/50 draw shows off his earnings.
Canada Day Celebration
Patsy and Majella, one of BTP's favorite groups, entertain us at our annual Canada Day Celebration
Over 350 BTP residents and guests enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by our volunteers. After dinner, everyone dances to the music of Patsy and Majella.
Saturday Night Dances
BTP hosts Saturday dances on a regular basis. Shown are the group Escape entertaining us.
Youthful seniors enjoy dancing more than anyone, and nobody loves it more than the wonderful people at BTP.
The Group Taylor and Taylor entertains during BTP's Saturday Night dance
BTP boasts the largest dance hall in the area. Lots of room to dance the night away.
St Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance
The male volunteers pose for a photograph prior to the start of the dinner
The corn beef meat cutters are busy in the kitchen preparing the wonderful meal.
The female volunteers pose for a photograph prior to the start of the dinner
Over 250 BTP residents and guests enjoy their typical St. Patrick's dinner of corn beef and cabbage.