Summertime senior living at Marjorie P. Lee is packed full of fun and fellowship for our residents. Here’s a look at some of the events that have gotten us active and taken us out into the community already this month:
Tuesday, July 9
2PM: Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive
We’re hosting a second “Capture the Moment” program in the Event Center. Last month as part of the “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive” initiative, we asked veterans of all wartime eras to bring photographs that we could scan to create a slide show, which will be presented here in August for all of our family and friends. If you missed that event, this is another opportunity to contribute photographs. If you cannot make this time but would still like to participate, please contact Debbie MacLean to make arrangements.
Wednesday, July 10
9:30AM: Trip to Portsmouth
We will by heading to Portsmouth, Ohio today for lunch at All Saint’s Church and a visit with our former chaplain Steve Cuff. After lunch we will have a tour of the murals along the flood wall in Portsmouth, before we start our journey home. The cost for this trip is $5/person to cover our lunch.
Thursday, July 11
12:30PM: Art Class
Janet Kempf will offer instruction in watercolor painting this afternoon in the Craft Room.
6:15: Opera Transportation
We will offer transportation to and from the Cincinnati Opera’s performance of Galileo Galilei by Phillip Glass in the brand new Corbett Theater at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts.
And we still have plenty of not-to-be-missed opportunities have scheduled for July:
Friday, July 12
7PM: Faux Frenchmen Performance
Please help welcome the Faux Frenchmen Quartet—acoustic guitarists Brian Lovely and George Cunningham, acoustic bassist Don Aren, and violinist Paul Patterson— to Marjorie P. Lee.
These talented performers have been playing their unique brand of gypsy jazz in and around Cincinnati and the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. since 2002. Come out to the Chapel for a unique musical performance that blends traditional gypsy, popular European, and classical music with American jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, and Benny Goodman.
Sunday, July 14
3:30PM: Musical Performance
Join us in the Chapel for a lovely afternoon of music with pianist Bob Pollack.
Wednesday, July 17
12:30PM: Art Class
Senior living gets crafty with Jamie Frechette. Join us in the Craft Room for instruction in copper enameling.
Thursday, July 18
6:15PM: Opera Transportation
We will offer transportation to the Cincinnati Opera’s performance of Aida, starring soprano Latonia Moore, lauded by the New York Times for her interpretation of Aida at the Met.
Friday, July 19
7PM: Musical Performance
Take advantage of the beautiful summertime weather and enjoy a lovely evening on the Victoria Courtyard where Cellist Angela Bolen will be giving an open-air performance. This is what summertime senior living at Marjorie P. Lee is all about!
Monday, July 22
3PM: Book Group
Join us in the Lee Library for discussion and analysis of Howard’s End by E. M. Forster. This work is available at the Shaw Lobby Reception Desk in regular, large print and audio versions.
Friday, July 26
10:30AM: Trip to Batesville
We will depart for an adventure in Batesville, Indiana. We will begin with lunch at Ertel Cellars Winery. Located in the fertile soil of the Indiana rolling hills, Ertel Cellars Winery has maintained it's own vineyard since 1999. After several years of selling the grapes to local wineries the Ertel family decided to open their own state of the art winery & restaurant in 2006. After lunch we will have a tour of Weberding’s Carving Shop. William J. Weberding established Weberding's Carving Shop in Batesville, Indiana in 1942. Weberding's Carving Shop is a truly unique business. The business is involved in a variety of projects which include Wood Carving, Custom Made Furniture, Statue Refurbishing, Wood Patterns, and Church Furnishings. They have created many pieces of artwork for a variety of organizations and people, which include many celebrities throughout the United States and the World. Their works of art are featured in several local churches including the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church.
Image Credit: All Saints Church, Portsmouth