People are always asking us how we keep our residents entertained and enriched. It’s easy! There’s plenty going on at Marjorie P. Lee this and every month.
There’s been so much going on, in fact, that half of July got by us before we even knew it. Time flies when you’re a senior having fun. So, before the rest of the month slips away, let’s take a look at what we’re looking forward to:
Monday, July 18
Discussion group. Our News & Views group meets every weekday morning in the Craft Room.
Shopping excursion to Hyde Park Plaza. We’ll be bussing over for a bit of shopping and lunch. Residents can get groceries at Kroger, stop into Starbucks for a coffee, browse through the clothing shops, run to the bank, or have a meal in any of a number of restaurants.
Fitness class. Our Water Fitness class meets in pool every Monday. Come down, cool off and stay active!
Tuesday, July 19
Bible study. Every Tuesday at this time, our Bible study group meets in the Chapel. Come join our group!
Social hour. Come join us on the second floor! Meet and greet your Marjorie P. Lee neighbors.
Concert. Join us tonight in the Chapel for “Music from Around the World” by the group Entente.
Wednesday, July 20
Fitness class. Tai chi, in the Chapel.
League of Women Voters meeting. Marjorie P. Lee welcomes the LWV as we host their monthly meeting.
Catholic mass. Every Wednesday at this time, in the Chapel.
Yoga class. Our volunteer instructor, Patty, will host yoga class in the Chapel.
Group outing. Tonight, we’re off to the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater for their production of the musical Baby. From the summary: “Baby examines how parents-to-be weather the stresses and triumphs — as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs — that accompany the anticipation and arrival of their bundle of joy.”
Thursday, July 21
Concert. Music by The Troubadours, in the Event Center.
Card games. Join us in the Craft Room for bridge!
Friday, July 22
Group outing. Today, we’ll be bussing over to Picnic in the Park. Bus departs from the Victoria Lobby.
Worship service. For residents wishing to attend service at St. Mary’s, the bus departs at this time every Saturday.
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center for our Saturday Cinema series! Tonight’s installment will be director Ron Howard’s 2015 drama In the Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth and Benjamin Walker. From the plot summary: “A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.”
Sunday, July 24
Worship service. For residents wishing to attend services at Christ Church or Knox Church, the bus departs at this time every Sunday.
Holy Communion. Communion service is held in the Chapel every Sunday at this time.
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as we view the documentary, Great Monuments of Washington, D.C.
Monday, July 25
Shopping excursion to Hyde Park Plaza. Bus leaves every Monday at this time.
Book discussion group. We’ll meet today in the Lee Library to discuss this month’s great read, The Boston Girl, by Anita Diamant.
From the summary: “Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her ‘How did you get to be the woman you are today?’ She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naïve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.”
Bingo. Everyone’s favorite! Tonight we’ll play in the Event Center.
Tuesday, July 26
Shopping excursion. We’ll bus over to Rookwood Commons and Rookwood Pavilion for shopping and dining.
Concert. Join us tonight in the Chapel for music by Sarah-Theresa Murakami.
Wednesday, July 27
Art class. Join us in the Craft Room for our popular Copper Enameling class!
Group outing. Tonight we away to the Cincinnati Opera! We’ll see Tosca. From the summary: “The fiery diva Tosca, great star of the Roman stage, is desired by two men: Cavaradossi, the painter who loves her sincerely, and Scarpia, the police chief who longs to possess her.” Bus departs from the Victoria Lobby.
Movie night. Tonight, in the Event Center, we’ll view Ronald Neame’s 1960 World War II drama Tunes of Glory, starring Alec Guinness and John Mills. From the plot summary: “This is the story of a conflict between two senior officers in the cloistered environment of a Scottish military regiment.”
Thursday, July 28
Dinner outing. Tonight we’ll be dining at the Brown Dog Café. Bus departs from the Victoria Lobby.
Saturday, July 30
Movie night. We’re viewing this year’s smash animated Zootopia, the story of young Officer Judy Hops, the first rabbit to graduate from the Zootopia Police Academy. Officer Hops must team with a sly fox con artist, Nick Wilde, to solve a spate of recent disappearances, all as she proves she can run with the big mammals. Don’t miss this one — it’s hilarious!