December is a busy month for us here at Deupree. We’ve already enjoyed a number of learning opportunities and special performances by talented musicians and vocalists—like the storied Cincinnati Community Orchestra— and it’s only the second week of the month!
We have plenty of Christmas cheer in store, just take a peek at some of the highlights from our events calendar.
Thursday, December 11
9:45 AM: Musical Hall Holiday Concert
Join us as The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall presents a special seasonal event “Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer.”
Acclaimed theater organist Mark Herman will be leading a local ensemble of vocalists and dancers in a spirited holiday performance on Music Hall’s Albee Mighty Wurlitzer organ—a historic instrument with local ties.
Sunday, December 14
5:15 PM: Bach Ensemble Performance
Join us at St. Thomas Episcopal Church this evening as we listen to the the talented musicians and vocalists of the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble as they take the music of Bach back to its origins.
Tuesday, December 16
3:00 PM: Caring Place Toy Drive
Tis the Season!
Help Deupree House make Christmas bright for local children. This year, we’re partnering with the Caring Place to host our very own toy drive for residents, but you can still help bring a little Christmas magic to a family in need this year.
There are plenty of Cincinnati charities that can use your support.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul always needs coats, canned foods, and donations for all their seasonal products. And there are always numerous toy drives hosted by local churches and organizations like Cincinnati Toys for Tots.
Wednesday, December 17
1:45 PM: Antique Christmas at Taft Museum
Let’s get into the holiday mood by taking a guided tour of the Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, decorations, and toys.
This year’s exhibition features unique and unfamiliar displays: feather trees adorned with clown ornaments, mushroom ornaments, bird ornaments, 1930s foil-wrapped ornaments, and 1940s World War II-era glass ornaments.
Tuesday, December 23
6:45 PM: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park Christmas Light Drive-thru
Come out to Hamilton with us and enjoy Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s spectacular nighttime driving tour that features over 2 million lights displayed as dazzling, twinkling tunnels, a blinking candy cane lane, and much more. Just sit back and leave all the driving to us!
Wednesday, December 24
11:30 AM: Dinner at Stone Creek Dining Company
Stone Creek Dining Company focuses on innovative cuisine in an upscale casual atmosphere. They offer a wide variety of menu options ranging from Grilled Chicken Mezzi Rigatoni to Albacore Tuna Melts and much more. Pay on your own at the time of lunch.
2:30 PM: Christmas Eve Service
Deupree residents won’t have to trek out into the cold for a Christmas Eve service this evening! Our very own chaplain Angelo Puopolo will be leading a service in the Chapel this afternoon.
Tuesday, December 30
7:30 PM: Founders and Famous Families of Cincinnati
This evening we are pleased to welcome Cincinnati insider and award-winning writer and editor, Wendy Hart Beckman who brought to life the founding families’ histories and their intertwined and fascinating tales in Founder and Famous Families: Cincinnati.
The book focuses most closely on the lives and stories of the most influential of Cincinnati’s denizens— city patriarch John Cleves Symmes, who help establish a strong foothold for the city along the banks of Ohio River, U.S. President Benjamin Harrison, and the local inventions and innovations that have impacted the rest of the world such as the first professional baseball team, the first pharmacy college and so many more.
It will be a December to remember here at Deupree. Here’s hoping that your season is just as Merry and Bright as ours!