Who says retirement communities are a snooze? At Marjorie P. Lee, we’re looking forward to a month full of musical performances, entertainment, and learning opportunities.
Monday, October 6
2:00 PM: Lifelong Learning Opportunity
Want to know where the jack-o’-lantern really came from? Curious about how Trick or Treat got its start? You’re in luck! Jack Lightcap will be stopping by to talk with us about the history and traditions of Halloween.
3:30 PM: Art Show
Please join us for an opening reception for the new art exhibit The Art of Grayce F. Wheeler in the Event Center. The exhibition will be up for the month of October and features photographs taken by the mother of our very own Dan Wheeler!
Thursday, October 9
9:00 AM: Community Visit
Here at Marjorie P. Lee, we believe everyone has a story to tell—and so do some of the local high schools! Today, we will be welcoming a group of high school students from Withrow High School into our community. The students hope to meet and interview some of our residents to learn about what life was like when they were in school and to hear about all of the many experiences our residents have collected.
Friday, October 10
1:30 PM: Concert
Our very own chorus, The Songbirds, will host an open rehearsal today in the Event Center. We hope you will come enjoy some singing and maybe even sing along.
Friday, October 17
11:00 AM: Lunch and Tour at the Taft Museum of Art
We’ll start off the day with lunch at the Café at the museum together. After lunch, we will have a docent led tour of the new exhibition Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray. Some of the greatest names in photographic history appear in the exhibition— which features vintage prints by French nationals and international photographers who worked in Paris including Eugène Atget, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Brassaï, Ilse Bing, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, André Kertész, and Man Ray. From works that capture the lingering realist perspective of the late 19th century through modernist experiments in the early 20th, to the startling world of Surrealist photography in the 1930s— lovers of photography will delight in the many iconic images to be seen.
Saturday, October 18
3:30 PM: Musical Guest
Today our community will have the opportunity to enjoy a CCM Student Artist Performance in the Chapel. These recitals are given by current Student at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, providing us with some wonderful music while enhancing the performance skills of the students.
5:00 PM: Dinner and Art Show
We will depart for a tour of the 21c Museum Hotel and dinner at the Metropole. We’ll start out our evening with a docent led tour of Drew Heitzler’s new art exhibition Queen City of the West at the 21c. After the tour, we’ll head next door for dinner at the Chef’s table at the Metropole.
Wednesday, October 22
9:30 AM: Trip to Keeneland
It’s a day at the races! We will be heading to Keenland for lunch in the Lexington Room and a day of live horse racing.
Tuesday, October 28
7:00 PM: Lifelong Learning Opportunity
This evening we will enjoy a lecture on the “Fall Sky” from Dean Regas, the Outreach Astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory. Hopefully we will have a clear night and after the presentation we can view the crescent moon in the Victoria Courtyard.
Wednesday, October 29
10:00 AM: Holiday Shopping
Marjorie P. Lee is getting an early start on Christmas shopping. Today, we’ll be heading over to Deupree House to enjoy some shopping at the Holiday Bazaar hosted by the Deupree Auxiliary—where there will be a variety of vendors like the Book Shelf, Tupperware, 10,000 Villages and Aglamesis.
Friday, October 31
2:00 PM: Book Discussion
Author J.T. Townsend will be here to present “Lizzie Borden: The eternal fascination.” The Borden case stands alone as the most remarkable and bewildering murder to ever occur in this country. We’ll join armchair detective and true crime historian JT Townsend as he investigates an infamous legend: Lizzie Borden, the lady with an axe.