It’s hot! The dog days have arrived in Cincinnati. But that doesn’t mean folks at Deupree House are sitting around.
We’ve planned a bevy of fun activities, stimulating lectures and wonderful concerts to entertain our amazing residents. And we have plenty of off-site opportunities scheduled this month, too.
Here’s a look everything going on at Deupree in August.
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Trivia Tuesday. Gather your Deupree House neighbors and smartest friends and meet us in the Conference Room. We play for prizes, bragging rights and laughs every first and third Tuesday afternoon!
Concert. Stacey and Scot Woolley, with special guest vocalist Ava Kellar, return to Deupree House to present a concert you don’t want to miss: Bach, Beethoven, and Broadway. Stacey is a violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Scot is a theater professor at Wright State University and an arranger for musical theater groups. They’ll perform violin and piano selections by Bach, Beethoven, and others, then conclude with Broadway show tunes.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
Artist reception and exhibit opening. Come to the Dining Room for the opening of this month’s gallery exhibit. Meet and greet our featured artist.
Classic film screening. Come to the Event Center this evening to watch director John Huston’s 1951 smash romantic adventure, The African Queen, starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.
Friday, Aug. 4
Card game. We play bridge this and every Friday in the Club Room. Come down and play a few hands with us, neighbor!
Saturday, Aug. 5
Shuttle to Catholic mass. For parishioners who wish to attend Saturday mass at St. Mary Church, we offer a weekly shuttle at this time.
Group outing. Join us as we commemorate the Greenacres Arts Center’s late founder, Mrs. Louise Dieterle Nippert, with a magical night of music and song. This year’s concert will feature performances by the Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet and May Festival Chorus, with John Morris Russell conducting.
Movie night. It’s Saturday Cinema night! Come down to the Event Center for our first movie of the month, Driving Miss Daisy, the moving 1989 comedy and drama starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd.
Sunday, Aug. 6
Computer assistance. Need help figuring out how to operate your new computer, tablet, smart TV, e-reader, or mobile device? Having software issues or outage problems? Do you suspect adware or a virus might be slowing your computer down? No worries! Our volunteer information technician, Ronaldo, can help you (by appointment) every Sunday afternoon between noon and 4 p.m. Check the schedule for available slots.
Worship service. Join us in the Chapel. We meet every Sunday at this time to worship.
Dinner outing. Tonight, we’ll eat at Grand Finale, an award-winning steakhouse in Glendale, Ohio. It offers steaks, seafood, crêpes and lots of desserts in a quaint, old-world setting.
Monday, Aug. 7
Deupree House horticulture tour. Our wonderful groundskeeper, Brian Carter, will be giving a first-ever tour of our campus’s beautiful horticulture. He’ll discuss how annuals are selected by the Grounds Committee and tell you all about our trees, shrubs, landscaping and more. The walk will proceed along the new Deupree House outdoor trail. There will be seats and water stations along the way. Our tour will begin at the DH lobby.
Bible study. Our Bible study group meets every Monday morning at this time in the Private Dining Room.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
Literary salon. Our resident book club will meet today in the Conference Room.
Wednesday, Aug. 9
Caregiver support group. All caregivers from the community, as well as Deupree House residents and their family caregivers, are welcome at our monthly support group meeting.
Bingo night. It’s time again for everyone’s favorite game! Feeling lucky? Join us in the Event Center every second and fourth Wednesday evening for bingo, prizes and good times with your Deupree House neighbors.
Thursday, Aug. 10
Coffee hour. Come down to the Dining Room this afternoon for coffee with your neighbors. Learn about the latest news and upcoming events at Deupree House.
Friday, Aug. 11
Art class. Join us this and every Friday afternoon in the Art Studio for our Informal Mixed Media Painting series.
Saturday, Aug. 12
Group outing. This morning, we’ll shop at Findlay Market, Cincinnati’s famous open-air grocery and foodie destination.
Movie night. Our second Saturday Cinema event of the month will take place in the Event Center. Tonight, we’re watching The Zookeeper’s Wife, director Niki Caro’s 2017 biopic about the man and wife team who saved hundreds of animals from the Warsaw Zoo during Nazi Germany’s world war-triggering 1939 invasion of Poland. Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh and Daniel Brühl.
Sunday, Aug. 13
Worship services. Residents who wish to attend weekly services at Christ Church or Knox Church can catch the shuttle every Sunday morning at this time.
Monday, Aug. 14
Weekly shopping outing. Every Monday afternoon, we offer residents shuttle transportation to Hyde Park Plaza for access to the supermarket, other errand destinations and restaurants.
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Concert. Tonight, we welcome The Chamber Players We welcome “The Chamber Players” from the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel which is comprised of several combinations including classical guitar and strings. The students in “The Chamber Players” are taught by members of the “Southbank Quartet,” a very talented quartet that has been performing here at Deupree for the past few years. Considering who their teachers are, they are sure to put on a great performance. .
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Special interest movie night. Are you a film buff? Interested in watching classic movies, documentaries, or independent films? Then join us on the third Wednesday of each month in the Event Center, for our new Special Interest film series!
Tonight’s feature is Lincoln, director Steven Spielberg’s 2012 take on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The movie focuses on the president’s stewardship of the Union during the Civil War and reveals the deep, tangled conflicts within Lincoln's own cabinet. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field.
Thursday, Aug. 17
Card games. Come play duplicate bridge with us on Thursday afternoons in the Club Room.
Cocktail party. Come down to the Club Room, meet and greet your Deupree House neighbors, and enjoy drinks and light refreshments.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Movie night. It’s time again for Saturday Cinema! Come down to the Event Center and watch this week’s film, The Hurt Locker, the 2008 Academy Award winner for Best Picture. Starring Jeremy Renner.
Monday, Aug. 21
Art class. Come down to the studio this afternoon for some creative time.
Tuesday, Aug. 22
Lecture and presentation. The Cincinnati Museum Center’s Director of Development, Jonathan Pearlman, will be joining us to give a lecture about the one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal. We’ll learn about the Museum Center’s history and about ongoing restoration efforts of the building.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
Great Decisions meeting. Our Great Decisions group meets this afternoon in the Private Dining Room.
Friday, Aug. 25
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Newcomers group. A big move, like the one to Deupree House, can make one feel like a freshman again! Join our newcomers group.
Get to know your new neighbors, and share some laughs and conversation. We meet for coffee and donuts in the Private Dining Room the last Friday of each month. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Noon – 3 p.m.
Podiatrist visit. Dr. Greenberg will be in the Salon today for foot checkups and orthotic fittings.
Saturday, Aug. 26
Movie night. Tonight, in the Event Center, it’s the last Saturday Cinema screening of the month! We’ll be watching The Help, director Tate Taylor’s 2011 drama starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
Monday, Aug. 28
Resident council. Our resident council meets on the last Monday afternoon of every month in the Event Center. Come join us and stay abreast of all the news and happenings at Deupree House.
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Lecture and presentation. Join David Ginsburg, President and CEO of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., for an insider’s look into progress — from new restaurants, to swimming pools and shopping. Learn how to stay connected. Find out how to “wow” your grandchildren and friends with tips on things to do downtown, like the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar, Smale Riverfront Park, BLINK and much more. A Q&A session will follow, so come with questions.
Wednesday, Aug. 30
Group outing. Join us for a guided walking tour of the Taft Museum of Art’s Treasures of British Painting 1400-2000: The Berger Collection exhibit. Admission is free for Taft members; it is otherwise $12 per person. If you wish to attend, please pay your admission fee to Activities by Friday, Aug. 18.
Good Samaritan Mission Fund wrap party. Join us for a celebration to thank you all for your kind support of Episcopal Retirement Services’ Good Samaritan Mission Fund annual appeal. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be an open bar. All Deupree House residents are invited!