We hope that you all have an amazing Christmas season planned!
We’re certainly closing out 2014 with a bang at Marjorie P. Lee. We’ve already had the opportunity to enjoy plenty of special holiday season events—like the Eastside Players’ Christmas Show in the Event Center and a very special Piatigorsky Foundation Concert featuring skilled solo guitarist, chamber musician, teacher and luthier, Jack Sanders— and we have much, much more in store!
Thursday, December 11
9:15 AM: Holiday Concert
We will once again be offering Christmas music aficionados at Marjorie P. Lee shuttle services to the annual “Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer” concert at Music Hall. At the fifth annual event this year, acclaimed theater organist Mark Herman— joined by the Children’s Choir from the School for Creative and Performing Arts and dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy— will be returning to perform all our favorite songs of the season.
7:00 PM: A Global Holiday Event
After enjoying the morning with a local legend —the Albee Mighty Wurlitzer— our residents will have the opportunity to indulge in some international color with the Walnut Hills World Language Club. This evening, the group will be performing a selection of Christmas Carols from around the world in the Chapel.
Wednesday, December 17
12:30 PM: Art Class
We’re getting a head start on our New Year’s resolutions here at Marjorie P. Lee—our copper enameling class is a perfect opportunity to learn a new craft, and your final project could make a great DIY gift for friends and family!
6:00 PM: Christmas Light Ride
One of the best things about the holiday season—outside of the peace on earth and goodwill toward men—has to be the wonderful lights displays that are put up by so many different families and businesses in the Greater Cincinnati Community. This evening, the Marjorie P. Lee Auxiliary will be offering residents the opportunity to see just one of the many seasonal displays with a Christmas lights ride to Sharon woods.
Thursday, December 18
1:00 PM: Special Sneak Peak
Calling all period drama fans! Marjorie P. Lee residents have been invited to attend a special sneak preview of Season 5 of Downton Abbey at the WCET studio!
Monday, December 22
3:00 PM: Book Discussion Group
Our literary-minded residents will be hosting their regular Book Discussion Group in the Lee Library. Today’s discussion will cover Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff— the harrowing, true story of the officers and enlisted men and women whose sight-seeing plane the Gremlin Special crash landed in the beautifully perilous Shangri-La Valley in Dutch New Guinea during the end of WWII.
5:00 PM: Dinner and a Light Show
Marjorie P. Lee will be headed out to dinner at the vibrant, “urban Italian” Palomino Restaurant located downtown overlooking Fountain Square this evening. After a savory dinner of hardwood-fired Mediterranean cuisine, we will take the scenic way home to enjoy some of the festive Christmas Lights!
Tuesday, December 30
11:00 AM: Luncheon at the Cincinnatian
We will depart for a holiday luncheon at the Symmes Room located at The Cincinnatian Hotel. The menu includes beverages, fresh baked bread, a Caesar salad and your choice of either a Petit Filet or Organic Salmon for the Main Course. For dessert your choices are Crème Brulee or Chocolate Cake. The menus are attached to the calendars.
Wednesday, December 31
7:00 PM: New Year’s Eve Party
Marjorie P. Lee will be ringing in the New Year in style. We’ll be hosting our annual New Year’s Eve Party in the Event Center this year with special musical guests the Blue Chip Duo!
A Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year to all of our readers!