It’s the first week of November. What does that mean? Just a little over six weeks left until Christmas! Hard to believe 2016 has gone by so fast, isn’t it?
At Deupree House, we’re packing plenty of events and social gatherings into the remaining days of the year. Today, let’s look at some of the enriching activities that seniors living here are looking forward to this month.
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Trivia. It’s Trivia Tuesday once again! We play every other Tuesday in the Conference Room. Come test your knowledge for fun with your neighbors and chances to win fabulous prizes!
Lecture. We welcome Dr. Al Tuchfarber, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, who will present his lecture, “Election 2016: What's Happening and Why.”
Dr. Tuchfarber will discuss how we got here, including the rise of progressive populism on the left and “Trumpism” on the right, and will talk about what developments we might expect after this historic election season. With just one short week left until Election Day, this is a presentation no concerned citizen should miss!
Wednesday, Nov. 2
Artist reception. Come out and meet the artist for this month’s exhibit in the Dining Room.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Duplicate bridge. Grab a partner and join us in the Club Room for a game!
Friday, Nov. 4
Group outing. Join us on a guided walking tour of the Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati, located in Newtown. On our tour, we’ll learn about Hindu practices, including what worship services are like. It’s a great opportunity to learn not only about one of the world’s major religions, but about a wonderful, rich culture many Westerners know little about.
Bridge. Join us for a hand in the Club Room. We play every Friday!
Computer Assistance. Every Friday evening from 6 to 10 p.m., our volunteer IT guy Ricardo answers your tech questions and helps you with your computer, tablet and mobile device needs. Remember to sign up for an appointment.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight, we’ll watch director Colin Teague’s 2006 World War II drama The Last Drop, starring Laurence Fox, Louis Dempsey and Lucy Gaskell.
At bedtime tonight:
Daylight Savings Time ends. Don’t forget to turn your clocks and watches back one hour before you go to bed this evening!
Sunday, Nov. 6
Group outing. Today we’ll be attending the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s performance of “American Voice,” featuring vocalist Sara Evans. Come celebrate the best of America and our nation’s musical heritage in a tribute to American musical masters, including Stephen Foster, Aaron Copland and more.
Monday, Nov. 7
FROSH Newcomers Group meeting. A big move like the one to Deupree can sometimes make one feel like a freshman again! Join us for the inaugural meeting of FROSH — our newcomers group — to get to know other residents a little better and share some laughs and conversation!
We’ll meet in the Private Dining Room from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month. If you wish to have lunch, you can order from Grille 39, or bring your own. Please sign up in the Activity Book. If you have questions, please call Tarrah at 513-272-5555 ext. 6607, or Susan Smyth at 859-468-7609.
Lecture. Tonight we welcome Diane Shields to our Event Center. In honor of Veteran’s Day, she’ll present about World War II’s Battle of the Bulge.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Election Day. Remember to vote! Polls will be open in the Club Room.
Literary salon. Our Book Discussion Group meets in the Conference Room this afternoon. Come join us after you vote!
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Support group meeting. Our Caregivers Support Group meets this afternoon in the Conference Room.
Bingo night. Come join us in the Event Center and play everybody’s favorite — bingo!
Friday, Nov. 11
Group outing. Today, we’ll attend the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s performance, “Best of Baroque: Handel + Bach,” including Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3,” conducted by Ton Koopman.
Saturday, Nov. 12
Shopping outing. This morning, we’ll bus to downtown Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market, where you can sample amazing foods and get all your gourmet ingredients!
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight, we’ll watch director James Vanderbilt’s 2015 newsroom drama Truth, starring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett and Dennis Quaid.
This film dramatizes the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report that investigated then-President George W. Bush's military service, and depicts the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
Sunday, Nov. 13
Dinner outing. Tonight, we’ll be dining at Embers, a contemporary American surf and turf restaurant. Click here to check out their menu!
Monday, Nov. 14
Reception. The Home Care Assistance team would like to thank all our Deupree residents with a wine reception. Come join us in the Club Room!
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Art lessons. Join us in the Art Studio as our volunteer instructors help you bring your creative impulses to life through visual art.
Trivia. It’s Trivia Tuesday! Come play with us in the Conference Room.
“Great Decisions” 2017 preview meeting. To kick off the 2017 series, we’ll meet and learn about topics of international concern that we’ll discuss in the coming year. We’ll also talk about the program’s format. You’ll have an opportunity to order the Briefing Book, which will prepare you to discuss the topics. This meeting is open to all residents who are interested in participating in Great Decisions next year.
Presentation and performance. Come listen as performers from the Cincinnati Ballet give us insight into the daily lives of dancers. They’ll then give us a sneak peek at the coming season with several mini-performances!
Thursday, Nov. 17
Cocktail party. Join us for an informal reception in the Club Room. Meet your Deupree House neighbors and socialize.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Group outing. In our second trip to see the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra this month, we’ll take in “Northern Lights,” featuring symphonies by Finnish composer Sibelius, conducted by wunderkind Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight, we’ll watch Mel Brooks’ slapstick 1974 social satire Blazing Saddles, starring Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little and Slim Pickens.
Sunday, Nov. 20
“Sip ‘n’ Sup” dinner. Our popular fundraiser dinner returns! The menu for this installment will be pork loin with apples, green bean casserole, cranberry salad and apple butter, followed by a pumpkin pie dessert with pecan topping, all by Janet Melvin.
NOTE: Be sure to turn in your $7 plate fee to Life Enrichment by Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Group outing. Tonight, we’ll attend a performance of Brahms’ “Requiem,” given by the Redeemer Adult Choir and St. Thomas Parish Choir, at the Church of the Redeemer. A donation of $10 is suggested and encouraged.
Monday, Nov. 21
FROSH Newcomers Group meeting. Our newcomers group meets again today in the Private Dining Room. Come out and meet your new Deupree House neighbors!
Remember to sign up in the Activity Book, and please call Tarrah at 513-272-5555 ext. 6607, or Susan Smyth at 859-468-7609, if you have any questions.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Concert. Tonight, we’ll be regaled in the Event Center by an instrumental trio from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Art show opening. Come see works by participants in our enameling class! Reception in the Art Studio.
Thanksgiving Eve dinner. Our annual celebration of thanks. Join your neighbors and your Episcopal Retirement Services staff for a feast in the Dining Room!
Bingo night. The perfect holiday eve game night! Come play in the Event Center.
Thursday, Nov. 24
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving brunch. Friends and family members are welcome to our holiday feast in the Dining Room!
Saturday, Nov. 26
Group outing. Tonight, we’ll attend the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s annual “One City, One Symphony” series. This year, the show focuses on the theme of home and features a program of all-American music, as well as a feature performance by celebrated jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis.
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight, we’ll watch writer Alan Bennett’s 2015 film The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings and Jim Broadbent.
This movie tells the true story of Bennett's strained friendship with Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman who he allowed to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home in the 1970s. She stayed for 15 years — during which time Bennett learned that “Shepherd” was not who she claimed to be.
Monday, Nov. 28
Resident Council. Our monthly meeting will be held in the Event Center.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Trivia. It’s the last Trivia Tuesday in November. Come play in the Conference Room. Meet your neighbors and test your knowledge!
Concert. Tonight, we welcome vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ellen Gould for a musical variety program of standards, bluegrass, gospel and more!
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Group outing. Today we’ll visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. We’ll begin our morning with a guided tour of the “Early Years” and “World War II” galleries, followed by lunch in the Valkyrie Café. After lunch, you may tour any exhibit you’d like on your own.
Come see classic warbirds and learn why “nothing will stop the Army Air Force!” Tours are free of charge.