We’ve geared up for fall festivities here at Marjorie P. Lee. Here’s a look at some of the education opportunities, musical guests, outings, and special events we’ve been enjoying this month.
Tuesday, September 10
6:30AM-7:30PM: Mayoral Primaries
The Mayoral Primary Election for the City of Cincinnati were held on Monday, September 9, and residents exercised their civic spirit by casting their votes at the polls for our precinct which were open right here in the Lee Library at Marjorie P. Lee throughout the day.
Friday, September 13
1:15PM: Art Excursion
We’re great patrons of the arts at Marjorie P. Lee, and we recently took a trip down to the Kennedy Heights Arts Center to see the current exhibit “Vessels: All the Eyes Can Hold.” The exhibit is about the many interpretations of the word “vessel.” Artists from across the country have created unique works of art that showcase vessels as vases and bowls, elements in nature, our physical and spiritual bodies, and of course as ships on the high seas.
Wednesday, September 18
5:00PM: Picnic in the Park
The Marjorie P. Lee Auxiliary will be hosting a picnic this evening at Woodland Mound Park. A dinner of shrimp cocktail and wine for appetizers followed by hamburgers and hotdogs grilled at the park. Come out and enjoy the final days of summer with us—just remember to sign up for this event so that we have enough food for all.
Friday, September 20
7:00PM: Musical Performance
Entertainer Frank Gallenstein will play a variety of traditional and popular folk music on his guitar and mandolin this evening in the Event Center.
Monday, September 23
3:00PM: Book Club
The book discussion group will meet to discuss Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy. Residents who want to join in the discussion can find copies of this work at the Shaw Lobby Reception Desk.
5:00PM: Dinner Out
This evening we’ll be having dinner at What’s in the Skillet?, a new restaurant on West 4th Street downtown. What’s in the Skillet and the Cobbleria are new ventures for Aunt Flora who had her amazing cobblers featured on the Martha Stewart show. Aunt Flora will be opening the restaurant just for us with a special pre-set menu for our group.
Wednesday, September 25
3:00PM: Downloading with Dan
Would you like to learn more about computers? Interested in seeing a demo on current technology like Skype? Join us in the Lending Library for Downloading with Dan—a computer and technology tutorial with our resident tech-whiz Dan Wheeler.
Friday, September 27
6:00-10:00PM: ERH Gala
Tonight is the ERH Gala! We’ll be joining friends of ERH and residents from our sister retirement communities for an evening of drinks, dinner, and music at the Hyde Park Country Club. All proceeds raised by the dinner will go to benefit the senior services and retirement communities run by Episcopal Retirement Homes.
Sunday, September 29
3:00PM: Blessing of Animals
This Sunday afternoon is our annual blessing of the animals. You are welcome to bring animals, pictures of a beloved pet or even a stuffed animal to this special service in the chapel. We will also enjoy visiting animals from Sunrock Farms in the Shaw Lobby Courtyard.
Monday, September 30
1:00PM: Educational Opportunity for Lifelong Learners
Over-the-Rhine designer/artists and building restorers Barbara and David Day will be giving a presentation on “Vanishing Cincinnati” in the Event Center this afternoon. If you’ve ever wanted to see Cincinnati as it was in the basin, enclosed by an amphitheater of hills and defined by the eternal river, this opportunity is not to be missed. The Days will also have copies of their book which is a collection of “drawings of places gone, places decaying and places preserved,” available for purchase at the event.