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This page contains our latest Newletter(s) and featured articles. If you Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, some of this information might be redundant.

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for June 2021

Welcome to summer! Though we are still in the month of June, we’re closing in on two key dates in July.

The fun begins SATURDAY, JULY 3rd, 5-8pm, at Lawrence’s home at 17893 SE 88th Grimball Avenue in the Village of Piedmont. Our GOLF CART DRIVEWAY MUSIC FEST will get you in the mood for UPTOWN JAMMIN’S DANCE PARTY GRAND RE-OPENING on FRIDAY, JULY 16th at Sea Breeze Recreation Center.

The July 16th dance party is sold out. Tickets and tables are now available for August 6th – our first friday dance party.

We look forward to seeing you. Our goal is to make the second half of the year memorable for you, your family and friends. Let us know whenever you have guests visiting and we’ll give you a shout-out.

READY, SET, GO!!!!


Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2021

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2021

With the recent good news about the easing of Covid restrictions, we are on track for a FRIDAY, JULY 16TH opening at Sea Breeze. We’re anticipating similar news from The Villages Recreation Department and will keep you posted.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our “GOLF CART DRIVEWAY FEST “ on SATURDAY, JULY 3RD (at Lawrence’s home at 17893 SE 88th Grimball Avenue in the Village of Piedmont). Members outside of The Villages may drive up in their cars – bring lawn chairs.

P.S. We’ve made some changes to our Services page. Click this LINK to check it out.

Best regards,

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for April 2021

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for April 2021

We are still planning and looking forward to resuming dance parties at Sea Breeze Regional Recreation Center on FRIDAY, JULY 16TH.

But, to get you in the mood, we will have another “GOLF CART DRIVEWAY FEST “ on Saturday, July 3rd (at Lawrence’s home at 17893 SE 88th Grimball Avenue in the Village of Piedmont). Members outside of The Villages may drive up in their cars – bring lawn chairs.

Finally, the picture above is from Three Sisters Springs, right here in Central Florida at Crystal River. It’s the ‘gem of the Nature Coast’. Visit their website at https://www.threesistersspringsvisitor.org and plan a day trip. You’ll be glad you did.

Best regards,

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for March 2021

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for March 2021

We trust you had an enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day. Hope you found your personal pot ‘o’ gold. May you have “heavy pockets and light hearts” throughout the year. ERIN GO BRAGH!

Various line dance classes are restarting soon. Check our Resources webpage for dance instructor contact information.

***NEWS FLASH***

We at Uptown Jammin’ are planning and looking forward to resuming dance parties at Sea Breeze Regional Recreation Center on FRIDAY, JULY 16TH.

To get you in the mood, we will have another Golf Cart Driveway Fest on SATURDAY, JULY 3RD (Lawrence’s home at 17893 SE 88th Grimball Avenue in the Village of Piedmont). Members outside of The Villages may drive up in their cars – make sure to bring lawn chairs to sit on.

Best regards,

Lawrence & Bill

P.S. We hope you are well on your way towards full Covid-19 vaccination.

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for February 2021

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for February 2021

Nothing new to report on the resumption of our dance parties, but we wanted to wish you a belated Happy Valentine’s Day. We hope you expressed your love to sweethearts, parents, family members and friends.

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NOTE: The following is a Public Service Announcement. We will include such notices from time to time as an informational resource only.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

For those of you still looking to get your COVID vaccinations, here are some telephone numbers you can call if you’ve not yet gotten your first vaccine shot:

Lake County – Leesburg – Lake Square Mall (352-464-9065) Marion County – Ocala (352-732-6599) – Some of our subscribers have reported success speaking directly to reps and getting appointments. Keep in mind that you may have to try multiple times. Weather may also affect delivery timetables.

Subscribers also report some success on a first-come-first-serve basis at 7453 Republic Drive, Groveland, Florida 34736.

Best regards,

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for January 2021

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for January 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our fans. We hope you had enjoyable moments during the holidays. We’re looking forward to a better, make that MUCH BETTER, 2021! 

We are saddened by the passing of Ed Ainsley, a member of the R&B Line Dance Group who usually attended Nancy Brennen’s Monday class. Ed was a huge music fan, especially the oldies. He was a member of a couple of singing groups here in The Villages and enjoyed Uptown Jammin’s dance parties. We will miss him.

Although we didn’t have dance parties in 2020, we would like to thank our seasonal pass holders (you know who your are) for their contributions to the scholarship fund. Uptown Jammin’ supports combined programs of The African American Club of The Villages and the Sophisticated Gents of Florida, as well as the William F. Crumel Jr. Foundation.   

We will continue monitoring CDC and local health officials’ guidance and will let you know when we can resume our dance parties. Please stay safe.

Lawrence and Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for December 2020

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for December 2020

As we approach the end of a very challenging year, we wanted to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for being committed Uptown Jammin’ fans. While we haven’t been able to meet and dance due to the pandemic, we have tried to stay in touch through our Newsletters. 


We’ve also used this “downtime” to improve our equipment and communications platforms. In order to help defray the costs associated with these improvements, we are increasing our Advanced Ticket price from Seven to Eight dollars per person. “Will-Call” tickets (at the door) will remain $10 per person. For season tickets, contact Mamie Parker. (NOTE: These price changes are reflected on our website.)


In response to the many inquiries as to when we might resume, quite frankly, WE DON’T KNOW.  We are monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 and paying attention to guidance from local health officials and the CDC.  We continue to have high hopes that 2021 will bring about better times. We will communicate our plans with you through email and our website as soon as we have a better handle on when we might resume our dance party.  


Meanwhile, we’ve added more pictures to the website which we hope you will enjoy. 


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families. Please stay safe!

 

Lawrence, Bill & The Uptown Jammin’ Crew

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for November 2020

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for November 2020

As the holiday season is upon us, we at Uptown Jammin’ are thinking about you. Though this Thanksgiving may be different than others, we hope you all will have an enjoyable holiday. We continue to have much for which to be thankful.
Our resumption date continues to be a dynamic and moving target. But rest assured, when the time is right, we will be ready! Currently, we are looking at February 2021 as a possibility. In the meantime we encourage you and your friends to visit our website at uptownjammin.com. Throughout the season, we hope to add some photos that should foster fond memories of days gone by. In the months to come, you may see pics of yourselves and family.
Happy Thanksgiving from Lawrence & Bill!
Uptown Jammin’s Golf Cart Songfest September 5, 2020

Uptown Jammin’s Golf Cart Songfest September 5, 2020

We would like to thank all those who joined us for our golf cart songfest on Saturday, September 5th.  The well attended event was a great way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend.  We had you “Dancin’ in the Street” and we thank you for your positive feedback.

Check out the video clip below.

Lawrence & Bill

Latest Jams 8/31/20

Latest Jams 8/31/20

Here’s for your listening pleasure!  ENJOY!