Happy New Year to all of our readers!
We started off 2015 with a bang here at Marjorie P. Lee with the Annual Boar’s Head Yule Log Festival at Christ Church Cathedral, and we’ve got plenty of other activities lined up for this month and into 2015!
Friday, January 9
3:00 PM: Lecture Opportunity for Lifelong Learners
Calling all naturalists! Today we head back to the Paleozoic and beyond as Greg Courtney from the Dry Dredgers of Cincinnati presents a program on the wealth of fossils that can be found in our area.
Saturday, January 10
6:45 PM: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
This evening, we will once again be providing shuttle service for resident ticket holders who wish to enjoy this evening’s CSO performance—Louis Conducts Beethoven 2—the second installment in this “soulful and affecting” series.
Tuesday, January 13
5:00 PM: Dinner Out
We’re headed out for dinner at Alfio’s on Hyde Park Square for fusion experience that’s unique to Cincinnati. In this buon cibo (“good food”), Chef Alfio marries the native flavors of Italy and Argentina in dishes that are as inventive as they are delicious!
Wednesday, January 14
3:00 PM: Computer Learning Opportunity
Who says the internet is for the younger generations? Our regular computer learning sessions, Downloading with Dan and Debbie, prove that age is no limit to enjoying new technology! This month, we’ll be exploring a few of our favorite websites and blogs and, hopefully, sparking the curiosity for you to get online to explore and find one (or two or more!) that you really enjoy.
Saturday, January 17
6:45: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
We will provide transportation to the Cincinnati Symphony performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana this evening (and to the Cinemark simulcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s “Lehar’s The Merry Widow” earlier in the afternoon!).
Tuesday, January 20
2:15 PM: Omnimax Movie
We will depart for the Omnimax to see the film Jerusalem, an eye-opening tour of one of the world’s oldest and most enigmatic holy cities as seen through the eyes of three young Jerusalemites and their families– Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Through their eyes, we see just what it means to call Jerusalem home and experience celebrations and events that mark a year in the life of the city
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (of the BBC’s Sherlock and the critically acclaimed 12 Years a Slave), the film, which also features commentary by noted archaeologist Jodi Magness, gives a completely unique perspective of a part of the world that still captivates our imagination.
Thursday, January 22
3:00 PM: Lifelong Learning Opportunity
January 18-24 is National Handwriting Analysis Week, with National Handwriting Day falling on January 23—the birthday of John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. To celebrate this week we are pleased to welcome Jennifer Quinn, the Handwriting Lady, for some fun learning about the history of handwriting and how you can tell certain personality traits just from your handwriting.
Friday, January 23
3:00 PM: Art in Action
Residents can make good on New Year’s Resolution to take up a new hobby, and their creative side, this afternoon at our open art studio hosted by expert instructor Janet Kempf. We have a variety of supplies from watercolors to drawing, scrapbooking and much more.
Monday, January 26
3:00 PM: Book Club
Our book discussion group will be meeting in the Lee Library to discuss The Shoemaker’s Wife, an epic, multi-generational love story that spans two continents and both World Wars, by New York Times Best-selling author Adriana Trigiani
Tuesday, January 27
5:00 PM: Dinner Out
We’re headed to Seasons 52, one of the newer restaurants located in the Rookwood Exhange area, for dinner this evening. Seasons, as the name suggests, offers the best of each season—a “celebration of what’s good now,” with fresh, seasonally inspired ingredients prepared simply to bring out natural flavors.