On May 3, Marjorie P. Lee hosted our annual Kentucky Derby party, complete with the traditional Hot Browns, Mint Juleps, Derby Pie and fancy hats! It was, as usual, a smashing success. But that's not the only soiree in store for seniors living in our Hyde Park community. Take a look at all of the activities in store for these Cincinnati seniors this May.
Friday, May 9
2:00 PM: Poetry Reading
Assistant Chaplain Fred McGavran will host a poetry reading in the Lee Library today. The poems, selected by Assistant Chaplain McGravan and residents, range from the serious to the lighthearted. Residents are free to make requests or even do their own reading!
Monday, May 12
3:00 PM: Community Meeting
We will once again be hosted Coffee and Conversation in the Event Center to keep residents informed of the latest changes within the Episcopal Retirement Homes Organization.
Tuesday, May 13
1:15 PM: Bus Tour
Marjorie P. Lee has been a mainstay of the Hyde Park community for decades, but today we'll be learning a little more about the history of the neighborhood. Our very own Gary Morgenroth, who pulls double duty as an ERH driver and Cincinnati History Museum docent, will be taking us on a very special tour of the of the Hyde Park Area.
16 Friday 6:45 We will offer transportation to the May Festival performance this evening.
17 Saturday 6:45 We will offer transportation to the May Festival performance this evening.
Sunday, May 18
3:00 PM: Concert Series
We will depart for the Linton Music series concert featuring Aloysia Friedmann on violin and viola, Jon Kimura Parker, piano, Desmond Hoebig on cello, and clarinetist Richie Hawley. This talented quartet will regale us with musical selections from classical composers like Chopin, Mozart, and Brahms and give us a taste of a modern American great with celebrated composer Jake Heggie's Orcas Island Ferry.
Tuesday, May 20
2:30 PM: Book TV Screening
We'll be gathering in the Event Center for a screening of The Monuments Men Book TV program, which tells the story of the Allied taskforce of museum directors, curators, and art historians who were tasked with recovering European cultural artifacts stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Originally aired on C-SPAN2, author Robert Edsel discusses the book and answers questions he received from phone calls, emails, Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 20
5:00 PM: Dinner Out
We will depart for dinner at Barresi’s-- Deer Park's hidden treasure! A local landmark for nearly 3 decades, Barresi's serves up authentic Italian that blends the sundrenched flavors of Calabria with the heart cuisine of Genoa to the north!
Wednesday, May 21
11:30 AM: Picnic in the Park!
Marjorie P. Lee is hitting the road for the first picnic of the season! We'll enjoy a wonderful view of the downtown Cincinnati skyline from General James Taylor Park, located at the junction of the Licking and Ohio Rivers, as Debbie grills up hot dogs, hamburgers and brats accompanied by baked beans and potato salad and drinks. Start praying for a sunny day!
Friday, May 23
2:30 PM: Informative Meeting
Diane Decker will host a Good Samaritan Kick-off event for residents of the Victoria Apartments in the Event Center, but, if you live in the Shaw Apartments, never fear-- you'll have your own event in the in the Shaw Café next month!
3:00 Book discussion group will meet today to discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.
Tuesday, May 27
3:00 PM: Cocktails and Live Music
You better believe we're making the most of our spring weather! This afternoon, we're headed outdoors for courtyard concert. The New Horizons Big Band will have us tapping our toes in the sun as we enjoy pre-dinner cocktails in the Victoria Courtyard.
Wednesday, May 28
12:30 PM: Art Class
For residents who want to learn something new this month, Jaime Frechette will be offering instruction in the art of Copper Enameling in the Craft Room. No art supplies or previous experience required!
2:00: Meet the Cooks
Today we will host a “Meet the Cooks” reception in the Event Center. Join us to mix and mingle with those who skillfully prepare our food on a daily basis.
Wednesday, May 28
7:00 PM: Lifelong Learning Opportunity
Officer Tim Pappas and K-9 Jaeger will join residents in the Victoria Courtyard for a talk about the importance of the K-9 program with Cincinnati Police as Jaeger demonstrates some of the skills that help Tim in the field.