After starting the new year off with a quick trip back in time to the fourteenth century at Boar’s Head Yule Log Festival — a celebration that is probably the oldest continuing festival of the holiday season — at Christ Church, the first month of 2016 has been full of good food, amazing company, and plenty of great opportunities to listen, learn, and love life.
Monday, January 4
6:00 PM: Dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Carrabba’s Italian Grill is best known for its wood-burning grill and down-to-earth dishes that are inspired by the many tastes of Italy, and this even we enjoyed all of our favorites at the chain’s Beechmont location.
Tuesday, January 5
3:00 PM: Looking at Great Decisions in 2016
To kick off our third program, we scheduled an informational meeting where residents could learn about this this year’s program format, get an overview of the topics of international concern that are to be discussed, and order the Briefing Book to prepare to discuss the topics.
Monday, January 11
7:30 PM: Art Soup by Sam Hollingsworth
At Deupree House, we know that having the willingness to learn new things, no matter hold old you may be, is one of the best ways to keep your brain healthy and fit as you age. And we’re pleased that we are able to host instructors, like Sam Hollingsworth, from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati to lead us in fascinating (and informal) discussions. On today’s agenda was the aesthetic, social, and commercial value of art in the modern world.
Tuesday, January 12
2:00 PM: Healing Martial Arts Demonstration
Healing Arts instructors, Kristin Dietsche, and Kaska Firor from Cincinnati Taekwondo Center joined us today in the events center for a demonstration of the graceful movements of Healing Martial Arts set to music. These martial arts experts wowed with advanced Tai Chi and Kimoodo and then shared some easy to learn healing techniques.
Tuesday, January 19
7:30 PM: MEAC Talk by Jessica Wabler
Today, the DH Outreach Committee hosted an information session with Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC) Executive Director, Jessica Wabler. Jessica joined us to speak about this notfor-profit 501(c)(3) organization which provides vital assistance, primarily in the form of food, clothing, rent and utility assistance, to individuals and families who reside in the 45227 zip code.
Wednesday, January 20
9:15 AM: Art Museum Trip
Today, we were privileged to have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the “High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection” exhibit. High Style traces the evolution of fashion from 1900 through 1980 with garments and accessories by the most influential European and American designers of the 20th century, including Schiaparelli, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Norell, Scaasi, and Charles James, among others.
Tuesday, January 26
7:30 PM: Full Moon Ranch in Concert
Back by popular demand, the talented trio behind Full Moon Ranch — Ed Stapleton and Spencer Funk on guitars and Jody Knoop on the mandolin — will treat your ears to a musical gumbo of influences from Americana and Folk music.
Wednesday, January 27
2:00 PM: The Story of China Preview
For more than 20 years, historian and broadcaster Michael Wood has made compelling journeys into the past, which have brought history alive for a generation of readers and viewers. Michael introduces his new documentary series for PBS that tells the story of China from its ancient roots to the present day. He explains that if you want to know about China today, you need to understand its history and the events and ideas that have shaped its modern people.
Saturday, January 30
4:30 – 6:30 PM: Jazzmerized in Concert
We are going to end January with a wonderful concert by this 6-piece Dixieland jazz band featuring Chet Cavaliere’s son-in-law, Mike Plunkett. Wine and cheese will be served.