Harvesters (50+)

Harvesters is group within the Harvest community geared toward people who are 50+ years in age. Our purpose is to provide a way to connect with the Harvest family, to meet new friends, to study the Bible, and to serve the church and community.   We gather once a month for a fellowship activity like museum visits, movies at the church, train rides, and live theater performances. A meal is usually included with each gathering. 

If you have any questions about Harvesters and/or would like to be included on the Harvesters’ e-mail list, please contact Bob and Mary Stark, Harvesters Coordinators, at 231-564-0677 or  .

Harvesters to Go on a Mystery Dining Adventure in May


Just how adventurous are you when it comes to dining? Are you someone who returns to the same few “favorite” restaurants time and again?  o you order the same thing every time you go to a restaurant? Or...are you someone who likes to mix things up and try something new? Whatever your choice is, the Harvesters’ gathering for May is a “Mystery” Dining Adventure. 

The dining adventure, to be held Sunday evening May 6th, will consist of a three-course meal to be enjoyed during a period of approximately 3 ½ hours in three different locations, sort of like a progressive dinner.  The “mystery” part comes into play because you will not know ahead of time where each of these establishments are located.  The Harvesters’ dining adventure will begin at 3:30 at the Harvest parking lot so that carpools can be arranged.  There you will receive the address of the first location where you will enjoy the appetizer course (appetizer, soup, salad).  You will receive the second location (entrée) when you are ready to leave the first location, and  . . . you get the idea.  The circuitous route will be approximately 50 miles in length.

While the whole idea is to create a new dining adventure, the chosen restaurants have been selected because they (hopefully) have something that will please even the most discriminating palate and price point.  It will be a mix of old Florida and more modern restaurants.  Perhaps at least one of the establishments is a place that you have never visited or always wanted to patronize.

You will be ordering off the menu at each establishment, so it will be a pay-as-you-go affair.  Your cost will be determined by what you order.  A suggested monetary range would be  $30/person not including beverage, tax or gratuity.

Registration deadline is May 1.  If you have any questions, please contact Bob and Mary Stark at (231) 564-0677.  Look forward to dining with you!


Harvesters Are Invited to a June Wedding


The Harvesters are going to a wedding!  You have an invitation to attend "Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding", an interactive comedy dinner theater presented by the Manatee Players on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 6:30 PM.  At this dinner theater, staged in two separate areas of the Manatee Player’s Theater, you will first witness the marriage of Tony and Tina and then be escorted into a second area as you join in the fun as this boisterous Italian-American wedding reception, and all the mayhem that ensues as part of it, gets underway.  It is a funny, dysfunctional wedding that is full of improvisational entertainment at its best where you will have the opportunity to talk to the actors and get involved in some of the action as you become part of the festivities. 

The reception will include a buffet-style dinner complete with Italian food (what else would there be!) and wedding cake!  Total cost for your invitation is $44/person which includes the wedding, dinner and reception.  If you would like to register for this bliss-filled (?) event, please click on the "Register Here" buttons on this page.  Registration is limited to 25 people.  Due to guidelines from the Manatee Players, registration deadline is Friday, May 11th.  Registrations are non-refundable.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob and Mary Stark at 231-564-0677.  Hope to see you at the wedding!