Marjorie P. Lee kicked off the new year with a bang, celebrating the end of the Christmas season in style with the 74th Annual Boar's Head Yule Log Celebration at Christ Church Cathedral.
The Boar's Head is the oldest continuing festival of the Christmas season rooted in ancient times when the boar was a ferocious beast, sovereign of the forest—a staple on the medieval banquet table—that came to symbolize the triumph of the Christ child over evil as Christian beliefs spread throughout Europe. The festival as we know it today originated at Queen’s College in Oxford and has evolved into today’s pageant, including about 200 participants from actors, to lighting and sound crews, choir and orchestra members, and many more.
It was certainly a memorable experience, and there are certain to be many more to come in 2014.
Saturday, January 11
6:45PM: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Marjorie P. Lee’s Symphony ticket-holders will be headed to Music Hall for a very special evening. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back pianist Hélène Grimaud for a reprisal of her captivating 2007 performance of Brahm’s turbulent Piano Concerto No. 1. And we’ll be wishing Music Director Louis Langrée a very happy birthday as he rounds out the program with Beethoven’s joyous Symphony No. 8.
Monday, January 13
5:00PM: Marjorie P. Lee Dines Out
We’ll be enjoying dinner tonight at the new Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant and Winery located on Montgomery Road in Kenwood. This restaurant chain, with roots in the southern Chicago suburb of Orlando Park, offers a signature menu that pairs specially design dishes with wines from the Cooper’s Hawk private winery.
Friday, January 17
2:00PM: Poetry Reading
One Friday every month, our Assistant Chaplain Fred McGavran joins residents in the Lee Library for poetry reading. Some of the readings are serious, but mostly we all just like to have fun.
Saturday, January 18
6:45PM: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
We will offer transportation to Music Hall for the final performance of “Shakespeare and Legend” by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. We’re told that the eclectic artistry of “maverick” violinist Pekka Kuusisto is not to be missed.
Monday, January 20
3:00PM: Coffee and Conversation
Out regular informational gathering will be hosted in the Event Center. The Senior Management Staff of Episcopal Retirement Homes will share all of the latest changes within the organization and offer residents insight into the ever changing world of senior healthcare.
Friday, January 24
10:00AM: Historical Tour
Sometimes, it’s the most entertaining opportunities that help keep us lifelong learners. Today, we’ll be headed out into the community to tour some of Cincinnati’s remaining railroad stations with our very own tour guide Gary. We will end our tour in with lunch at the Rail House in Glendale.
Monday, January 27
3:00PM: Book Discussion Group
Our regular discussion group will meet today to discuss New York Times best-selling author Khaled Hosseini’s third novel And the Mountains Echoed— an interlocking series of stories that explore love, choice, and family dynamics—in the Lee Library.
Wednesday, January 29
1:15PM: Museum Tour
Marjorie P. Lee is headed to the Underground Railroad Freedom Center to view the beautifully narrative quilts in the “And Still We Rise” exhibit. Each quilt, handcrafted by a talented artist from the Women of Color Quilters Network, tells one part of the story of the African American experience in ways that transcends simple dialogue.
Friday, January 31
2:00PM: Information Session
What better way to close out the first month of the new year than with a look at some of the technology that is shaping our future?
Today, the team from Outreach Services at the Public Library of Hamilton County and Cincinnati will be in the Event Center, offering a presentation on E-readers for residents who are interested in learning more about iPads, Kindles and Nooks. The program can help you decide which device may be most helpful to you and show you how to use it.