Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s almost Mardi Gras, and after that, spring is just around the corner. Let’s look at the events and activities our senior residents will enjoy as we wait on warm sunshine to return to the Queen City.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Happy Valentine’s Day, residents!
Concert. Mike Pendell will be in the Event Center performing a variety of songs. He plays the piano, sings and loves to take your requests.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Conversational French luncheon. Voulez vous parler Français? Do you enjoy speaking conversational French? We’ll be hosting a luncheon for French speakers in the Private Dining Room. If you have questions, please call Shirley Raut at 513-831-2588. Please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 13; call the Shaw Lobby Reception Desk, 513-871-2090, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday- Friday.
Art class. Join us in the Craft Room for Copper Enameling with Jamie.
Caregiver Support Group meeting. Held this afternoon in the Lee Library; open to the public.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Italian dinner night. Dining Services will serve a lovely Italian dinner and we’ll enjoy music by strolling violinist Jude Jones.
Friday, Feb. 17
Group outing. We’ll depart for Cincinnati Museum Center to see its Vikings: Beyond the Legend special exhibit.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center for more Saturday Cinema! Tonight, we’ll watch director Katja von Garnier’s 2004 dramatic biography of Alice Paul and other members of the early 20th Century Women’s Suffrage movement, Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hillary Swank and Anjelica Huston.
Sunday, Feb. 19
Seamstress visit. Nancy Palm will be in the Shaw Lobby this afternoon to provide mending services or a bit of friendly conversation.
Documentary viewing. Tonight, we’ll watch Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, which tells the dramatic story of one of the most compelling friendships in American history. Women’s suffrage activists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony fought to change a world ruled entirely by men. With superb live cinematography, compelling interviews and historical photographs, this film provides an unforgettable dual portrait of two remarkable women and their legacy.
Monday, Feb. 20
Baking group. Join Debbie in the Craft Room as we bake up some President’s Day cookies, with some presidential trivia mixed in.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Dinner outing. Tonight, we’ll dine at The Original Montgomery Inn and enjoy some of those lip-smacking ribs.🍗
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Exhibition. Please welcome Katherine Durack as she presents the “Suffrage in Stitches Trunk Show” in the Event Center. Our great-grandmothers might not have been able to vote, but they sure could crochet. Durack’s exhibit shows how they not only fought for women’s suffrage with crochet hooks in their hands, but actually crocheted to advance their cause. This non-partisan, inspirational program offers a unique glimpse of history for both those who crochet and those who don't.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Concert. Join us tonight in the Chapel for a recital by a University of Cincinnati College—Conservatory of Music (CCM) student.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center for our last Saturday Cinema installment of the month! Tonight, we’ll watch director John Ford’s 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Starring Henry Fonda and John Carradine.
Sunday, Feb. 26
Concert. The Jim Wise Trio will perform this afternoon in the Chapel.
Documentary viewing. Tonight, honoring Black History Month, we’ll watch Oscar’s Black Odyssey: From Hatte to Halle. Between 1939 and 2002, black actors and actresses received a total of 39 Academy Award nominations; only a handful made it to the podium to take the Oscar®. This documentary examines why.
Monday, Feb. 27
Literary salon. Our Book Discussion Group will meet today in the Lee Library to discuss Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty. The title is available in regular, large print and audio format at the Shaw Reception Desk.
Mardi Gras party. Tonight, we will host an early Mardi Gras party, with music by Robin Lacy and D’Zydeco, in the Event Center.