Ave Maria Sun


Gathering generations and savoring moments in Ave Maria. A night of great food, laughter, and endless memories. COURTESY PHOTOS

Gathering generations and savoring moments in Ave Maria. A night of great food, laughter, and endless memories. COURTESY PHOTOS

Dates and details are subject to change. Visit www.avemaria.com and the www.avemariamasterassociation.com calendar before venturing out and call the Welcome Center at 239-352-3903 for more information. Follow Town Center businesses on social media for updates and special promotions.


Small Business September

Each day in September, a different Ave Maria business will be celebrated on social media (Facebook @avemariaflorida and Instagram @avemariafl), and on www.avemaria.com blog and events page. Follow on social media for special promotions, refreshments and other surprises, and plan to explore the town’s restaurants, shops and services.

Trunk-or-Treat in Town Center!

You won’t want to miss the Oil Well Craft Beer Annual Trunk or Treat on Oct. 28 in The Ave Maria Town Center from 3-6 p.m.! This is an AMAZING event that has grown in popularity every year. Partygoers are welcome to compete in the Kid’s Costume Contest and The Best Trunk Contest! There will be candy, games, prizes, Oil Well craft brews, music and more! Follow Oil Well Craft Beer on Facebook for updates.

The crowd goes wild during the 2023 Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival concerts! COURTESY PHOTOS

The crowd goes wild during the 2023 Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival concerts! COURTESY PHOTOS


Lozano’s Mexican Restaurant

Happening every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m, Lozano’s Mexican Restaurant is hosting “Domino Nights.” Participants can enjoy playing Dominos with others, raffles and drink specials! For more information, please call 239-658-5858.

Way Out Toys & Games

Kids and adults of all ages and skills are invited to participate in the Pokémon Pack Wars, a fast-paced, bingo-style game, every Tuesday from 6:30-7 p.m. For $20, each player receives three packs of new Pokémon cards to keep and use over four rounds of play. Winners receive Pokémon prizes.

The Pub & Grill at Ave Maria

Happy Hour: Join us at The Pub Monday through Friday from 2-5 pm. Buy One Get Free on Select Draft Beers, Well Liquor, and Wine!

The Bean at Ave Maria

Paint and Pour: Unleash your inner artist as you sip on wine and paint your masterpiece with step-by-step guidance from our talented artist on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. All supplies will be provided, including the 12x 16 canvas, paint, and brushes. Just bring yourself and your creativity, and we’ll take care of the rest. Book your spot now and check out their Facebook page at “The Bean at Ave Maria” for more information and events.

Check out The Bean’s new drive-thru coffee cart located in front of The Pub at Ave Maria every day from 6:30-8 a.m. and swiftly purchase muffins, bagels, coffee and more!

Oil Well Craft Beer

Brew & Paint: The amazing J&J Creations 4U will be back out to host Brew & Paint! Join us for a fun night of painting whilst sipping on our finest brew in town on Sept. 12, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14 from 7-9 p.m. It’s only $35 to secure your seat and includes one drink. Seats fill up quickly, so R.S.V.P. to 239-354-4454.

Every Monday through Saturday from 5-8 p.m. there is at least one food truck at the Park of Commerce serving scrumptious food to go with Oil Well Craft Beer’s libations.

Ave Maria Realtor Sara Callahan will be hosting the ever-popular Family Friendly Bingo on Sept. 2, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m

Our Adult Bingo, hosted by the Cruise Planner’s Team of Jackie and Dan Rategan 7 p.m. on Sept. 13, Oct. 25 and Nov. 15.

Test your general knowledge during Trivia on Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Please join OWCB for Music BINGO with DJ DiFlo on Sept. 26 from 7-9 p.m.

The OWCB Oktoberfest is going to be better than ever this year! We will feature an OWCB Oktoberfest beer, a German inspired dish by Chef Global, Pretzel and Meat necklaces, and more on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 5-8 p.m.

Follow Oil Well Craft Beer on social media to find out how you can sign up for the beer stein holding competition!

The Secret Ingredient

Thirsty Thursday

Come shop and enjoy complimentary wine every other Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Secret Ingredient!

Every Monday is 55+ and Fabulous Day when shoppers ages 55 and over save 10% off one of their favorite items.

On Wednesdays, check Facebook.com/shopthesecretingredient for the Weekly Wednesday Sale announcement detailing which item will be discounted that day.

Every Monday at The Secret Ingredient is 55+ and fabulous. Shoppers 55 and older will receive one regularly priced item at 10% off.

Every Wednesday, we have a Weekly Wednesday sale. Follow The Secret Ingredient on social media to find out what particular item will be discounted.

Shop for a cause! 10% of our proceeds will go directly back to Alzheimer’s support network out of Naples on Saturday Sept. 9.

All scarves are 25% off for National Scarf Day on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 10% of our proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Alliance Network (CAN) out of Naples!

On Saturday Nov. 18 from 4-7 p.m., we are hosting a Christmas Boutique Crawl in the Town Center! There will be live music, shopping specials, a huge basket raffle and more! Follow The Secret Ingredient on social media for more updates and details on this annual event!

Shoppers will receive 40% off one regular priced item on Black Friday, Nov. 24 between 6-10 a.m.

Ave Maria University Athletics

Schedule is subject to change, check www.avemariagyrenes.com for away games and updates.

Saturday, Sept. 9
Women’s Soccer vs. Thomas, 12 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Johnson, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 13
Women’s Soccer vs. #11 Southeastern,
7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Volleyball vs. Coastal Georgia, 2 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Florida Memorial,
7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Women’s Soccer vs. Webber, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23
Men’s Soccer vs. SCAD, 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Florida Memorial, 2 p.m.
Football vs. Fort Lauderdale, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Women’s Soccer vs. #3 Keiser, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 28
Volleyball vs. Florida National, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30
Women’s Soccer vs. Warner, 11 a.m.
Volleyball vs. Webber, 2 p.m.
Football vs. Florida Memorial, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Men’s Soccer vs. #11 St. Thomas, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7
Cross Country vs. Sun Conference

Preview, TBA
Men’s Soccer vs. Southeastern, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Volleyball vs. Warner, 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Florida Memorial,
7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Women’s Soccer vs. #17 SCAD, 11 a.m.
Football vs. Webber, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 16
Volleyball vs Florida College, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Volleyball vs. Keiser, 7 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs Warner, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21
Men’s Soccer vs. #9 Keiser, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25
Volleyball vs. RV St. Thomas, 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. St. Thomas, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Men’s Soccer vs. Webber, 1 p.m.
Football vs. #2 Keiser, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1
Volleyball vs. Southeastern, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5
Pasco-Hernando State, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 12
DEV MBB – WHITE vs. St. Thomas,
1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
Men’s Basketball vs. Johnson, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 1
Men’s Basketball vs Florida College,
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3
DEV MBB – WHITE vs Westlake Prep,
2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 11

Men’s Basketball vs New College
of Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Men’s Basketball vs Florida National,
7:30 p.m.


Organizers request preregistration for these resident-only events via the Ave Maria Master Association (AMMA) calendar at www.avemariamasterassociation.com. For more information, call 239-867-4322.

Coffee with a Twiss

This casual gathering with AMMA Executive Director Kim Twiss held from 10-11 a.m. every second Thursday of the month allows homeowners to ask questions and get updates pertaining to the master association and community news. Next dates are Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

Poetry & Conversation with Esther Rose

On Thursday, September 7 from 10:30-11:30 p.m., join resident lead and Esther Rose, a skillful poet, emerging author, humanitarian and compassionate philanthropist, who has been inspiring women abroad with her unique Haiku style (essays & stories) poetry writing class. Feel free to bring your own poetry writings or come to listen & learn as she teaches with tenacity, grace and wisdom!


Zumba Classes

Staying fit is pure joy at Zumba class in the AMMA event room. The high-energy workout mixing salsa, cha cha and samba movements begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Contact vanezumba@gmail.com to register.

Swimming Lessons

Through August, the Ave Maria Water Park is offering swimming lessons sanctioned by the American Red Cross for water babies (6 months-3 years old), preschoolers (3-5 years old) and youth (6-12 years old). Weekday morning and weekend classes available. Cost is $65 per student for eight lessons. Must register in person. For more information, call 239-348-8384.

Water Exercise Classes

Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays from 9-10 a.m., the Ave Maria Water Park offers water exercise classes alternating between cardio and muscle strengthening routines for residents (and their guests) ages 13 and above. All necessary equipment is provided, including resistance gloves, noodles, pool buoys and barbells. Cost is $65 for 20 lessons or $5 per lesson. For more information, call 239-348-8384.

Men’s Pick-up Soccer

Players 16 and older looking for a good workout and team camaraderie are welcome to join these resident-organized games at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays on North Park’s soccer field #2.

Co-Ed 55+ Softball Sunday Games

Friendly softball games for neighbors ages 55 and older are held from 1-3 p.m. at South Park biweekly on Sundays. Players at all levels are welcome to participate. Contact Artie Ginsberg at agins@hotmail.com or 516-314-1351 for specific dates.

Leon Fit Free Fitness Class

This fall, Leon Fit fitness classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at the South Park Pavilion #3 and at 6:45 p.m. at Mercato at Ave. For more information, call Mr. Leon at 786-436-3323. Text the same number to register.

Quest Martial Arts Academy Classes

Led by veteran instructor Kenny Quintero, these martial arts classes start at 5 p.m. Mondays and at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays in the AMMA event room. For more information, call Crystal at 239-371-6073 or visit www.questmartialartsacademy.com. ¦

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