(ERS’ newest Affordable Living community, Central Parkway Place, located in the newly renovated YMCA building downtown)
Here we are in August! It’s hard to believe this summer is already almost at an end, isn’t it?
There are plenty of exciting things happening this month around the world — especially in Rio de Janeiro, where the 2016 Summer Olympics will kick off Aug. 5.
In honor of that, we have an Olympic-sized list of events that we’ve planned for residents at our Marjorie P. Lee retirement community to enjoy right here in Cincinnati!
So, without further ado, cue the fanfare . . . we present:
Wednesday, Aug. 3
Concert. Tonight we’ll welcome pianist Hyejin Pak, who will perform as part of our CCM Student Artist Program, in which students from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) enhance their performance skills by providing a wonderful repertoire of music for Marjorie P. Lee residents!
Thursday, Aug. 4
Writing group. Authors of Cincinnati, unite! The “Writing Our Memoirs” group meets this afternoon in the Lee Library. This group is for those who enjoy sharing their life stories with one another. Facilitated by Kathy Stewart. All are welcome.
Friday, Aug. 5
Choir rehearsal. The Marjorie P. Lee Chorus will begin weekly rehearsals this month, under the direction of Patricia Boone. If you love to sing, please consider joining us! We’ll meet at 1:30 every Friday afternoon in the Chapel.
Residents’ Meeting. Come and learn about all the latest happenings in the Marjorie P. Lee community! We’ll meet in the Event Center.
Monday, Aug. 8
Concert. Cellist Angela Bolen will perform in the Chapel this evening. Come hear some stirring string music!
Group dinner outing. Tonight, we’ll dine at Cinque, a new Italian restaurant in Montgomery. Please sign up in the transportation book (located in the Victoria Lobby) if you plan to attend.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Lecture. Our latest Tech Topic installment takes place in the Event Center. Today we’ll look at documenting Marjorie P. Lee’s art collection. Find out about some of the beautiful works of art you can see around our community . . . and help us investigate some of their lingering mysteries!
Lecture. Diane Shields will offer a slideshow and lecture on the life of Queen Liliuokalani, the last Hawai’ian monarch, in the Event Center.
Thursday, Aug. 11
Lecture. Deacon William and his son David will talk about their latest adventure, “Philmont Highlights: Backpacking with the Boy Scouts,” this afternoon in the Event Center.
Sunday, Aug. 14
Concert. Pianist Bob Pollack and drummer Jack Rowekamp will perform an hour of music in the Chapel today.
Monday, Aug. 15
Concert. Please welcome CCM-trained guitarist John Walsh to our Chapel! Walsh plays in a range of styles — from classic jazz and classical guitar, to folk rock and Appalachian favorites — so there'll surely be something for everyone to enjoy.
Group dinner outing. Tonight we’ll go to the Harvest Bistro and Wine Bar, located in the historic Clifton Gaslight neighborhood. The menu is simple and delicious: fresh, seasonal, local, pure ingredients and unparalleled wine selections. If you plan to join us, please make sure you sign up in advance in the transportation book!
Sunday, Aug. 21
Concert. Please join us in welcoming Nashville guitarist Patrick Calvert, who returns to Marjorie P. Lee to grace us with folk and traditional music.
Monday, Aug. 22
Lecture. Ohio historian Jack Lightcap will present a slideshow and lecture about our state capitol, “The Ohio Statehouse: the People’s House.” Come hear him in the Event Center.
Pianist and vocalist Mike Pendell entertains us in the Event Center, playing standards you know and love.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Literary discussion group. Join us for the latest installment of “Book Talk with Blossom,” hosted by Blossom Smith, the head librarian of the Hyde Park branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. She typically brings us three reading selections to choose from and describes each one to tempt us to read more! We’ll meet in the Event Center.
Lobster dinner. Tonight we will have a lobster dinner in the Event Center, prepared on-site by Lobsta Bakes of Maine! Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, Aug. 16. The cost is $40 per person and includes a lobster, mussels, corn on the cob, bread, cole slaw, dessert and beverages.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
10 a.m./2 p.m.
Wellness fair. Today we will be hosting the Living Well Memory Support Fair. We’re excited to share innovative and engaging memory support programs that will keep Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) on the cutting edge of retirement care provision in Cincinnati. The fair will be open in the Event Center from 10 a.m.-noon and again from 2-4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26
Group outing. We’ll be touring ERS’ newest Affordable Living community, Central Parkway Place, located in the newly renovated YMCA building downtown.
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Lecture. National Park Service ranger Jason Boyd offers us an overview of America’s wonderful National Parks, which this year celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Park Service’s founding.
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Group picnic outing. We’ll picnic this afternoon in Covington’s Devou Park, which offers astounding views of the Ohio River valley and of downtown Cincinnati. We’ll grill hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwurst. We’ll also have baked beans, potato salad, s’mores and beverages. Be sure to sign up early in the transportation book, located in the Victoria Lobby, if you plan to attend!