Trick or treat! 🎃
It’s October, and that means it’s time for some spooky fun for seniors and short-term rehab patients here at Marjorie P. Lee. Let’s take a look at the events and activities we have planned for our residents this month.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Presentation. Join us in the Event Center as a representative from the Cincinnati Nature Center gives us an update on the New Center for Conservation & Stewardship. The Nature Center is renovating Groesbeck Lodge, a 1920s English Revival country house at Rowe Woods, to provide offices for staff and volunteers, as well as to provide space for research labs and group meetings.
Friday, Oct. 7
Residents’ Meeting. Our monthly meeting is designed to keep you informed of the latest happenings within the Marjorie P. Lee Community. It will be held in the Event Center.
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center for Saturday Cinema! Tonight we’ll view Me Before You, Thea Sharrock’s 2016 romantic drama starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin and Janet McTeer.
When young and quirky Lou Clark becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident, she shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.
Sunday, Oct. 9
Concert. Pianist Bob Pollack returns to entertain with an hour of wonderful songs you know and love. Join us in the Chapel.
Documentary viewing. Today, in honor of Columbus Day, we’ll learn about the Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus, which recounts the Genoese explorer's world-changing first Atlantic crossing. A modern-day crew retraces Columbus' course, sailing replicas of his fleet. Join us in the Event Center.
Monday, Oct. 10
Informational session. Meet-and-greet with Episcopal Retirement Services’s leadership, to be held in the Event Center. Come hear about the latest ERS projects!
Concert. Cellist Angela Bolen will perform this evening in the Chapel.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Concert. Singer and pianist Mike Pendell will be in the Event Center to lead an evening of entertainment and group singalongs.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Art class. Copper Enameling class will be held in the Craft Room this afternoon, with instructor Jaime Frechette.
Visiting hour. Children from Knox Preschool will be visiting in the Lee Library this afternoon. Come join us and meet them — they always bring something fun to share!
Lecture. Historian Diane Shields will be in the Event Center to present a lecture on the life of New York Yankee great Yogi Berra.
Friday, Oct. 14
Presentation. Election Day is coming up soon! Today, a speaker from the League of Women Voters will be here to present the “Who and What of Elections” in the Event Center. The group will offer a non-partisan look at the candidates and issues appearing on this year’s ballot.
Concert. Please welcome violinist Christina Nam as she performs this evening in the Chapel. Christina is a freshman at Walnut Hills High School and a student of the Starling Strings program in the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music prep program.
Saturday, Oct. 15
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight we’ll view Dudley Moore’s classic 1981 comedy, Arthur, co-starring Liza Minnelli.
New York City playboy Arthur Bach is perpetually drunk and completely rudderless. Dutifully supported by his sharp-tongued and quick-witted butler, Arthur reluctantly prepares to enter into an arranged marriage with a wealthy heiress. But when he meets a waitress from Queens, he falls head over heels in love. If he backs out of his engagement, he may lose his fortune.
Sunday, Oct. 16
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as we view 61*, director Billy Crystal’s baseball biopic about Roger Maris’ historic 1961 season, in which he took on Babe Ruth’s long-standing single-season home run record.
Monday, Oct. 17
Group outing. Today we’ll visit the world-renowned Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to tour the new Hippo Cove and enjoy lunch at the Base Camp Café.
NOTE: Cost for lunch is $15 and is due by Friday, Oct. 7. There is a fair amount of walking on this trip. If you will be attending and have any questions or special needs, please click here to let us know.
Concert. Join us in the Event Center for an afternoon of music by the Hyde Park Community Choristers.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Book discussion group. “Book Talk with Blossom” will be held today in the Event Center. Blossom is the librarian at the Hyde Park branch and brings us three reading selections to enjoy every other month.
Wednesday, Oct. 19
Concert. Tonight in the Event Center, the Marjorie P. Lee Auxiliary sponsors a performance, by the Cincinnati Opera, of The Barber of Seville.
Concert. Tonight we’ll host a musical performance by CCM student artists!
Friday, Oct. 21
Trick or Treat Night. You’re invited to participate in our annual community Halloween party and safe trick-or-treat event! Invite your families, buy some candy and gather your friends to celebrate in your common area or pass candy from your apartment if you like. Children and their families will be able to visit residents who have agreed to participate in distributing goodies. We’ll also host two performances of “The Kooky Spooky Halloween Show,” by the Cincinnati troupe Wump Mucket Puppets!
NOTE: Please fill out a registration form at the Shaw Lobby reception desk by Monday, Oct. 10, if you plan to participate.
Saturday, Oct. 22
In this hilarious send-up of Universal’s classic 1930s monster movie series, respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (that’s “FRAHNK-en-steen”) learns that he’s inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Once there, Dr. Frankenstein begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of his quirky servants.
Sunday, Oct. 23
Documentary viewing. Join us in the Event Center tonight as we view Advocates of Change, a documentary about remarkable artists — Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Banksy and more — who have pioneered, developed, beautified and improved the world in which we live.
Monday, Oct. 24
Concert. Tonight, we’ll enjoy traditional Irish folk music by the Clark Jones Trio in the Event Center.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Group outing. Today, we’ll take in the fall colors and have a bagged lunch picnic at the Cincinnati Nature Center.
NOTE: If you plan to go and would like for us to pack a lunch for you, please fill out a lunch request form and return it to Life Enrichment by Thursday, Oct. 20.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Concert. Please welcome classical guitarist James Meade as he performs in the Chapel this evening.
Dinner outing. Tonight we’ll at the Summit Restaurant, part of the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State. Be sure to sign up in advance if you plan on attending!
Friday, Oct. 28
Lecture. Join Queen City Gothic author JT Townsend on a descent into the dark and sinister side of Cincinnati history!
Saturday, Oct. 29
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center tonight, as we watch director Paul Feig’s all-female reboot of the Ghostbusters movie franchise, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig.
Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, they turn to brilliant engineer Jillian Holtzmann and lifelong New Yorker Patty Tolan for help busting the pesky phantoms.
Sunday, Oct. 30
Documentary viewing. Join us in the Event Center tonight as we view Discovering Australia, a fascinating visual tour of the “Land Down Under.”