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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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  • Jan 18... Rivendell Board Meeting - 6pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church 2705 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275.  This meeting will also be available on ZOOM.  Look here for the meeting notice, instructions and agenda.


  • December 1, 1pm
    Bridge Club
    - Contact Barb Loe for more information at 651-398-2256.


  • December 3,   
    Dining Out Club
    - Registration required, contact Lisa Boggess at lbogg@msn.com by the Nov 28th


  • December 5, 5:30pm – 7pm           
    WOW “Women of Wine (and Spirits) 

    At Rivendell Pool Deck. Sign ups not required. Contact Kathy Lysak for more info: 941-539-6749


  • December 12, 7:30pm
    Book Group I  
    - contact person:lesleymg8@gmail.com or 973-219-5839.


  • December 14, 2pm
    Artist Corner : Natalie Elman

    Abstract/Collage on mixed media paper. Contact Allie Sandow to signup, space limited – 513-403-7228


  • December 15, 5:30 – 7pm
    Mix and Mingle
    at Rivendell Pool Deck.Sign ups not required. Contact Kathy Halaiko 941-914-6895


  • December 20, 7pm 
    Book Group II 
    - Lessons in Chemistry     Contact person Deb Jones 517-515-4994 or debraljones@gmail.com 


  • December 22, 1pm
    Bridge Club.
    Contact Barb Loe for more information at 651-398-2256.


  • December 29, 7-8:30pm
    Card/Game Night
    @ 920 Scherer Way. Please text your RSVP to Maria at 607-427-4192, but drop ins welcome


    We are currently meeting in person, and, as always, meet on the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm.  Books are selected from suggestions from the group, normally when at least two people have read and recommended the book.  Members of the group are expected to volunteer to lead book discussions, and, if convenient, to host group meetings in their homes.  If you are interested in joining the group you should email her at lesleymg8@gmail.com or 973-219-5839.


    Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the group are expected to volunteer to lead book discussions, and, if convenient, to host group meetings in their homes.  Contact Deb Jones at 517-515-4994 or email her at debraljones@gmail.com for more information!


  • Ready for a night out ladies? …… then we have the club for you: 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! 
    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.

  • 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 week of the month from 7–8:30pm, see calendar for exact date. It's BYO and bring a snack (if you want one). No experience needed, singles, couples welcome. We'll provide a variety of games to choose from and rotate between tables. Or bring a game you’d like to play. The goal is to have fun and enjoy one another’s company. 

    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 traveling, 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.


  • Did you know that the Rivendell community has some folks with unique artistic talent ? 

    invites you to come and get acquainted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Starting in November the “artist of the month” will present their skill in a casual setting  allowing time for questions and answers, an hour or so.
    Nov. 2022- Photography
    Dec. 2022- Abstract and Collage on Paper
    Jan. 2023- Cyanotypes
    Feb. 2023- Quilts
    March 2023- Oriental and Landscape Art Quilts
    April 2023- Watercolors 
    Space is limited to 15 people, there will be a wait list in the hope we can find a larger space to gather. Exact location to be announced early November. 
    November 9th we'll kick off with photographer Craig Sterling. Check out his wonderful website at: http://www.craigsterling.com/
    For questions and to register contact Allie Sandow 513-403-7228


  • Calling all new and experienced paddlers to join the KAYAK CLUB. We paddle the intracoastal waterways to enjoying the scenery, get a little exercise and met our neighbors. On occasion, we even stop for refreshments afterward! Please contact Jane Stevens at janie0441@ gmail.com.  Please remember to bring PFD, water, big repellent, sunscreen, a snack and bathing suit if you wish to stop during the paddle for a swim at the beach. There are kayak rental vendors site or will deliver to the site I suggest you reserve that beforehand for 2 hours or more if you wish to explore more. They provide PFD ‘s for rentals. Vendors include: Sarasota Watersports---Ride and Paddle-----Siesta Key Bike and Kayak

  • 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 resumed in October and our December evening is completely booked up. Dining Out group has 2 more dinners occurring during the upcoming season. 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. 

    You’re invited to join a group to discuss topics of interest in philosophy and science, excluding topics involving politics and religion. Topics in philosophy and religion will be solicited, offered and selected though voting at the start of each meeting. The meetings will provide an opportunity for group contemplation and enjoyment by discussing important subjects, without the rancor that can accompany discussion s politics and religion. This group would meet once per month, for about two hours. Mike Gruenfeld will facilitate these meetings, although this function can be rotated per members preference. Contact Mike for more information 941-685-5166. Next meeting is in January.   Examples of topics for discussion: Is exceptional intelligence necessary for great wisdom or achievement? ; What is art and when is art no longer art?   Are the customs, laws, and culture of our civilization superior to those of past civilizations?   Does education confer wisdom, or are they totally separate attributes? Do concepts of wisdom change, and if so, what is wisdom?  Is there such a thing as a life well lived, and what is it?   Has the human species improved over the past 3,000 years, and if so, how?   


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


  • Nov 22 - CLICK HERE to view the proposed new ARC guidelines which will be voted on at the January 2023 board meeting.

  • 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.