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Rivendell Osprey Florida
Rivendell Osprey Florida

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The many recreational offerings and country feel of The Woodlands at Rivendell make it a highly desirable community. Located in Osprey Florida, just minutes from downtown Sarasota, this suburban-style neighborhood features many parks, lakes, nature trail and more to fulfill the Florida lifestyle. The Woodlands at Rivendell offers residential choices from village, estate and executive homes to maintenance-free patio homes. Nestled among 400-acres of lakes, preserves and open spaces, the community was carefully planned to highlight and blend with its natural surroundings. The Woodlands at Rivendell is also directly adjacent to the popular Pine View School, a highly acclaimed educational facility for intellectually gifted students grades 2 through 12. Nature lovers will appreciate the proximity to Oscar Scherer State Park, located just south of the community and viewable from many homes.



Rivendell's Ponds and Preserves Committee has numerous initiatives underway to sustain and improve our many lakes, ponds and preserve areas!

Rivendell Community Overview
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  • Sep 27..ARC meeting in on the last Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm. Please contact Greg Warner or Rich Bunce if you would like to attend. Greg796@gmail.com or rpbunce@yahoo.com.

  • OCT 8... ICE CREAM SOCIAL at 3pm Crescent Park. More details to follow. Please contact Annie Francis at 585-749-0430 if you can help with this event .

  • OCT 19... Rivendell Board Meeting - 6pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church 2705 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275.  This meeting will also be available on ZOOM.  Check here for the meeting instructions and agenda.


  • WOW “Women of Wine (and Spirits) will meet on the deck of the Rivendell Pool the first Monday of the month beginning October 3rd, 5:30pm - ? BYO and have some fun with the ladies. Remember that the pool deck requires plastic. Cheers! Contact Kathy Lysak for more information: 841-914-6895

  • MIX and MINGLE meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5 - 6:30pm at the pool deck. It’s BYOB and if you’d like, feel free to bring an appetizer to share. Our next M&M is October 20th. Contact Kathy Halaiko at 941-914- 6524 if you have any questions.

  • BOOK GROUP I - Is currently meeting in person, and meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm. Lesley Glick is facilitating the meetings through Novem- ber, and if you are interested in joining the group you should email her at lesleymg8@gmail.com or 973-219-5839.

  • BOOK GROUP II - Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Join the group on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. Contact Deb Jones at 517-515-4994 or email her at deb- raljones@gmail.com for more information!

  • The BRIDGE CLUB is welcoming experienced players for contract bridge. The group meets the first and third Thursday of the Month from 1-4 pm. The meeting location varies, please contact Barb Loe for more information at 651-398-2256.

  • CARDS/GAME NIGHT will be held on the last Tuesday of the month from 7–8:30pm. It’s BYO and bring a snack to share. No experience needed, singles, couples welcome. We’ll provide a variety of games to choose from and rotate between tables. The goal is to have fun and enjoy one another’s company. Our first meet up will be Nov. 29 at the Ilioff’s, 920 Scherer Way. Play will start promptly at 7:15pm. An rsvp would be nice but not required.

  • RIVENDELL TRAVELERS (a group in the formative stage) Are you a person who is, or has been, bitten by the travel bug? Would you like to be part of a group to discuss travel- ing, both in the pre- and post-pandemic world? If so, please contact me to see about meeting with other folks (beginning in November or December) to share experiences and information about travel. At the first meeting we’ll develop a list of topics to form the core of each meeting, with people volunteering to lead the meetings, sharing their perspectives and experiences. Ideas for topics might be: Cruising Then and Now, Favorite European trips, Favorite Asian trips, Travel and Overseas Health Insurance Tips for Travelers, Best Caribbean Destinations, Ideas for Traveling on a Smaller Budget, Favorite Travel Companies, etc. If you would like to attend an organizational meeting for this group in late November, please send me an email: Adele Kellman at adele.kellman@gmail.com

  • Calling all new and experienced paddlers to join the KAY- AK CLUB. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, times will vary according to the tides. We’ll paddle the intra-coastal waterways to enjoying the scenery, get a little exercise and met our neighbors. We’ve even stopped for refreshments afterward. If you don’t own a kayak, no worries, we can provide you with the name of a rental company. Next meet up will be Sept 14. Contact Jane Stevens at 617-319-2653 for more information.

  • YOGA/MEDITATION CLASS is currently offered via Zoom. Instructor (and Rivendell neighbor) Yely Rivas-Staley offers the 30 minute classes the first Monday of the month. Please contact Yely for Zoom sign in information at yogayely@gmail.com.

  • The very popular DINING OUT CLUB resumes in October. Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Rivendell Social Committee had sponsored two very popular activities: Dining Out and Dining in. These were occasions on which participants had drinks together and then went to dinner at a local restaurant, or, in the case of Dining In, prepared food to share at one of the group’s homes. Beginning in October, the Dining Out group will begin meeting again with just four (4) dinners occurring during the upcoming season. On October 15th, we will be dining at Café Venice in Venice. We will meet first with a BYOB drinks and snacks to socialize from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, and then go to the restaurant for a 7:00 pm reservation. Each person or couple will order and pay separately at the restaurant. The dinner is limited to the first 25 people who sign up. Sign-ups for the October dinner will begin when the Woodlands Word is re- leased and continue through October 12th . For the October dinner, please RSVP to lbogg@msn.com. Also, if you are willing to volunteer your home as a gathering place for the social hour, please let us know when you RSVP. If no one volunteers, we will gather at the pool before the dinner. If you would like to be kept on a mailing list for information about upcoming dinners, please send your information to either Lisa Boggess at lbogg@msn.com, or Adele Kellman at adele.kellman@gmail.com. If you are willing to volunteer your home as a gathering place for a future dinner, please let us know. We welcome your comments on our plans for future dinners – do you like dining out on Saturday evenings or would you prefer a different time? Would you prefer that we avoid pricier restaurants? Please send your comments to Lisa or Adele. Currently we do not have a volunteer to organize a Dining In group. If you are interested in volunteering to facilitate this activity, please contact Maria Ilioff, the chair of the Social Committee at Milioff85@gmail.com.

  • To make additions or corrections to the Calendar of Events, please contact Kristine Nickel at kristine@nickelcommunications.com


  • Aug 22 - CLICK HERE to view the proposed amendments to the Rivendell Covenants which will be voted on at the February 2023 members meeting.


  • Clean up debris and remove trees impacted by the recent storm.  There are four pines in Unit 2 & 3 and there are a number of trees down at the end of Eagle Lake that will be cut up and chipped in place.

  • The incursion remediation that has been scheduled three different times should take place in August.

  • Graham Electric will complete the waterproofing of outlets in the pool service room.

  • Grates and cement stops at the pool are to be replaced in August.

  • Meeting with Staebler to provide details necessary for a more accurate Reserve Study.

  • Meetings with Brightview as they transition from the West Bay division to the Sarasota division which means different management and crews.