Wednesday, June 4
7:00 PM: Special Musical Guest
Please help welcome The Whitings this evening as they perform in the Event Center. Tammy and Jamey Whiting have performed their classic and original jazz show at festivals, theaters, retirement communities, and other venues in 16 states. They play a unique combination of traditional, high energy swing with scatting and singing in harmony and soulful blues-influenced jazz ballads.
Jamey's prodigious piano style, reminiscent of the stride and left hand walking bass lines characteristic of the early era of jazz, called "prowling bass", and his Art Tatum-inspired right hand, is a distinguishing standout in their show. Tammy's soulful contralto, influenced by the female jazz royalty, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holiday, has inspired audiences at every performance. Together they present a show replete with soulful vocals, scatting with harmony, comedy, two-fisted piano and dance.
Tuesday, June 10
2:00 PM: Book on TV
We’re big history fans here at Marjorie, and this afternoon, we’ll be watching Robert Klara recount the physical improvements made to the White House during 1948 in The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence.
The author reports on the decampment of President Harry Truman and his family to Blair House during the reconstruction, which consisted of a gutting of the entire interior of the building and the addition of a steel frame and an underground shelter. The program will last about 1 hour.
Wednesday, June 11
11:00 AM: Picnic in the Park
Marjorie P. Lee will be heading to Mount Airy Forest for a picnic lunch! Debbie will prepare hotdogs, hamburgers, and brats accompanied by baked beans and potato salad with choice of beverage and of course S’mores for dessert. Be sure to sign up quick for a lovely day at the park.
Friday, June 13
9:45 AM: Butterfly Show
Every year, the Krohn Conservatory hosts a spectacular butterfly show. This year, "Pura Vida Butterflies of Costa Rica" offers a lush tropical hideaway that celebrates the spectacular animals, plants and ancient cultures found in this abundantly diverse country. Cascading waterfalls, colorful parrot fish, and mysterious stone sculptures will set the stage for thousands of free flying butterflies which often flutter together amongst visitors and fill the tropical paradise. You don’t want to miss it!
Monday, June 16
10:00 AM: Quirky Fun at the American Sign Museum
We will depart for the American Sign Museum located in Camp Washington on Monmouth Street. The sign museum takes you through a half century of sign history, beginning with the fancy goldleaf glass signs of the early 1900’s, through the pre-neon era of light bulb signs, to neon’s heyday in the 1930’s-1940’s and on into the plastic era of the funky ‘50’s. You will witness sputnik-like signs from the Jetson’s period and see hand-lettered showcards from the Las Vegas days of Frank Sinatra and Charo. You will also learn about neon how it works and how you achieve different colors.
Tuesday, June 17
2:00 PM: Cincinnati Library
Blossom Smith from the Hyde Park Branch of the Hamilton County and Cincinnati Public Library will provide a book talk today. These book talks hope to build relationships with patrons, increase readership and actively promotes the library’s collection. Blossom will bring multiple copies of three titles giving an overview of each book and allowing residents to borrow a book. Today, she will be bringing Diana: Her True Story, Flags of our Fathers and When Character was King.
Thursday, June 19
4:30 PM: Courtyard Picnic
This afternoon, Marjorie P. Lee will host our Annual Courtyard Picnic featuring fabulous food prepared by our dining services team and music by the Sycamore Community Band. The festivities will take place on the Victoria Courtyard where we will serve drinks and food beginning at 4:30 pm with a concert to follow at 6:30 pm!
Friday, June 20
1:30 PM: Open Rehearsals
Our resident songsters will be putting on a show this afternoon! Friends and residents are invited to join us in the Event Center as the Marjorie P. Lee Chorus holds an open rehearsal. Stop by to hear the lovely voices of your neighbors as they sing this afternoon.