The holiday season at Marjorie P. Lee promises to be particularly spectacular in 2013.
This month, we’ve already had our ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree in Shaw Lobby, honored our dedicated staff, and seen some amazing performances— including a very special concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
If you want to see what else Cincinnati's premier retirement living has in store for December, take a peek at a few of the highlights from our events calendar.
Friday, December 13
12:30PM: Art Class
Jaime Frechette will be offering her regular art instruction again this month. Residents who are interested in learning about copper enameling can stop by the Craft Room this afternoon for some one-on-one instruction from a professional artist.
Sunday, December 15
2:00-7:00PM: Movie Screening
Our residents are celebrating the release of the film classic “Gone with the Wind” which originally premiered on this date in 1939 with a two part screening in the Event Center— Part 1 will begin at 1:30 pm followed by an extended intermission. The screening will resume at 7:00 pm with Part 2.
Tuesday, December 17
2:00PM: Learning Opportunity
Ornithologists and amateur bird-watchers alike are in for a treat. Ranger Murray from the National Park Service will be here to present a lecture on Cincinnati’s “Backyard Birds” in the Event Center.
Thursday, December 19
2:00PM: Staff Open House Party
Here at Marjorie P. Lee, we know that it’s our residents who make our community such an amazing place to work.
This holiday season, the staff of Marjorie P. Lee will be hosting an open house party with treats and refreshments in the area of the Shaw Lobby to thank our residents for their generous Christmas gifts and kindness throughout the year
7:00PM: Christmas Carols in the Chapel
Everyone has their own holiday traditions, and this Thursday evening Marjorie P. Lee will get a taste of how other cultures celebrate Christmas. Students from Walnut Hills High School will be performing collection of multi-lingual carols in the Chapel.
Saturday, December 21
6:30PM: Knox Church Christmas Concert
Knox Presbyterian Church always amazes with their annual Christmas Concert, and this year is going to be particularly spectacular. The Hyde Park congregation will be hosting the Cincinnati premieres of Vaughan Williams’ joyous “Hodie” and Mendelssohn’s Christmas Cantata, “Vom Himmel hoch” (“From heaven above”) with Earl Rivers conducting the Knox Choir, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, soloists and orchestra.
Monday, December 23
3:00PM: Book Club
Our book discussion group will be meeting in the Lee Library to explore the nature of love and how trains bring people together in Alexander McCall Smith’s collection of romantic, intertwined stories Trains and Lovers.
5:00PM: Dinner Out
Marjorie P. Lee is in for buon cibo (“good food”) this evening. Our residents will be dining out at Alfio’s Buon Cibo on Hyde Park Square where Chef Alfio brings unique flavor to Cincinnati dining with his modern take on classic Italian—with an Argentine twist.
Tuesday, December 24
3:00PM: Christmas Eve Service
Our community will gather together today to celebrate the holiday with a special Christmas Eve Service this afternoon in the Chapel.
Friday, December 27
11:00AM: Holiday Luncheon
Our annual holiday luncheon will be hosted at the Cincinnatian Hotel this year where we have reserved the elegant Symmes Room.
Tuesday, December 31
7:00-9:00PM: New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Residents will be ringing in the New Year aboard the U.S.S Marjorie Lee.
Our community will host a stay-at-home cruise of the mid-Atlantic on a special one-night whirl-wind tour with a full program of festivities in the Grand Ball Room (the Event Center) featuring music by Bob Pollack and Jack Rowekamp plus an open bar and refreshments.