It’s the first week of November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner! 🦃 We’re thankful for the opportunity to serve all our residents and short-term rehab patients.
At Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, we’re packing plenty of events and social gatherings into the remaining days of the year. Today, let’s look at some of the goings-on that our residents are looking forward to this month.
Friday, Nov. 4
Rehearsal. The Marjorie P. Lee Chorus rehearses every Thursday at this time, in the Chapel.
Residents’ Meeting. Our monthly meeting will be held in the Event Center.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Movie night. Join us in the Event Center as Saturday Cinema continues! Tonight, we’ll watch director George Stevens 1956 epic drama Giant, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean.
At bedtime tonight:
Daylight Savings Time ends. Don’t forget to turn your clocks and watches back 1 hour before you go to bed this evening!
Sunday, Nov. 6
Group outing. Today we’ll be attending the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s performance of “American Voice,” featuring vocalist Sara Evans. Come celebrate the best of America and our nation’s musical heritage in a tribute to American musical masters, including Stephen Foster, Aaron Copland and more.
Documentary screening. Today, we’ll watch the documentary “Children of Giant,” in the Event Center. This film documents life in the small-town of Marfa, Texas, during and after the on-location production of George Stevens’ 1956 film, Giant.
Monday, Nov. 7
Lecture. Historian Jack Lightcap will be in the Event Center to present “But Did They Have Turkey?,” a look at American Thanksgiving and other harvest celebrations from around the world.
Concert. Tonight, we welcome cellist Angela Bolen to the Chapel, where she’ll perform a variety of show tunes.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Election Day. Remember to vote! Polls will be open in the Lee Library.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bake sale. This sale will raise money for two local charities, Matthew 25: Ministries and La Soupe. If you’re interested in baking something for the sale, or in working the table, please contact Debbie MacLean.
Discussion group. Our News & Views group meets today in the Craft Room.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Lecture. Diane Shields will be in the Event Center to present a slide show lecture on the Louisiana Purchase.
Thursday, Nov. 10
Bridge. Grab your partner, come down to the Craft Room and play a few hands!
Seminar. Today, residents may participate in “Tech Topic: Online Shopping.” Holiday shopping is upon us — come learn safety tips for ordering gifts online.
Bingo. Come join us in the Event Center for everybody’s favorite game night!
Friday, Nov. 11
Group outing. Today, we’ll attend the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s performance, “Best of Baroque: Handel + Bach,” including Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3,” conducted by Ton Koopman.
Group exercise. Come join us in the swimming pool for water fitness class!
Concert. Come join us in the Chapel for a special performance by CCM student artist Scott Sherman.
Saturday, Nov. 12
Movie night. Tonight in the Event Center, we’ll watch director Andy Tennant’s 2016 comedy Wild Oats, starring Jessica Lange, Demi Moore and Shirley MacLaine.
From the plot summary: “Everything changes for Eva when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50.000. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime!”
Sunday, Nov. 13
Concert. This afternoon we welcome pianist Bob Pollack, who will perform in the Chapel.
Documentary screening. Today, we’ll watch “Journey to the Edge of the Universe,” a 2008 National Geographic documentary about the cosmos, narrated by Alec Baldwin.
Monday, Nov. 14
Presentation. This afternoon in the Event Center, University of Cincinnati students participating in our Inspiring Minds Through Art program will be giving presentations on the benefits of art to the elderly. Part 1 of 2.
Dinner outing. Tonight, we’ll dine at The Pacific Kitchen in Montgomery. The bus departs from the Victoria Lobby.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Lecture. Representatives from the Cincinnati Art Museum will be here to talk about “The Art of Cincinnati.” Celebrate the Tristate’s rich cultural heritage with this presentation on art by Cincinnati artists John Henry Twachtman, Frank Duveneck, Edward Potthast, Robert Duncanson, Rookwood potters and more.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Art lessons. This afternoon, we’ll host Copper Enameling class in the Craft Room.
Support group. Our monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting takes place this afternoon in the Lee Library.
Concert. Tonight, we’ll host another CCM student artist performance in the Chapel. These concerts allow current College Conservatory of Music students to enhance their performance skills while providing us with a wonderful entertainment! Come join us.
Thursday, Nov. 17
Bingo. Come join us in the Event Center and play!
Friday, Nov. 18
Group outing. Today, we’ll ride on the new Cincinnati Bell Connector Streetcar. We’ll head downtown to catch the streetcar near Findlay Market and ride it to lunch at D. Burnam’s, located in the Renaissance Hotel. We’ll then complete the streetcar loop back to Findlay Market before returning home.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Concert. Today, we’ll host a performance by Share the Music in the Chapel. Share the Music is a group of musically talented students, from the piano studio of Mrs. Inna Terekhov.
Group outing. In our second trip to see the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra this month, we’ll take in “Northern Lights,” featuring symphonies by Finnish composer Sibelius, conducted by wunderkind Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
Movie night. We’ll watch critically-acclaimed director Tom Tykwer’s 2016 drama, A Hologram for the King, starring Tom Hanks.
From the plot summary: “A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.”
Sunday, Nov. 20
Concert. Join us in the Chapel for music by the Ukulele Brothers!
Documentary screening. Today, we’ll watch “Inside Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade” in the Event Center.
Monday, Nov. 21
Presentation. This afternoon in the Event Center, University of Cincinnati students participating in our Inspiring Minds Through Art program will be giving presentations on the benefits of art to the elderly. Part 2 of 2.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Concert. The Tri-State Chamber Players will perform this evening in the Event Center.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Religious service. This morning, we’ll hold a Thanksgiving Service in the Chapel.
Group outing. Today, we’ll visit the Cincinnati Art Museum. There will be several exhibitions to choose from including “Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth,” “The Book of Only Enoch and The Jackleg Testament,” “Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954–1974” and “Employed: A Staff Art Exhibition.”
(Undergrowth with Two Figures - 1890 - Vincent Van Gogh)
Admission to the Art Museum is free, but there is a $10 admission fee for the special Van Gogh exhibition ($5 if you have an AARP Card). We’ll purchase tickets at the door. Please sign up in advance in the Transportation Book if you plan to attend.
Movie night. What better way to get in the mood for Thanksgiving than by watching the classic 1987 John Hughes holiday comedy, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, starring Steve Martin and John Candy? Join us in the Event Center!
Thursday, Nov. 24
Saturday, Nov. 26
Group outing. Tonight, we’ll attend the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s annual “One City, One Symphony” series. This year, the show focuses on the theme of home and features a program of all-American music, as well as a feature performance by celebrated jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis.
Movie night. Tonight, we’re lookin’ at you, kid. We’re screening the 1942 Bogart and Bergman classic Casablanca, co-starring Claude Rains, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson.
Sunday, Nov. 27
Documentary screening. Today, we’ll watch “Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel” in the Event Center.
Monday, Nov. 28
Literary salon. Our Book Discussion Group will meet today in the Lee Library to discuss Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Group outing. We will depart for a tour of the Behringer-Crawford Museum, located in the historic, 19th Century Devou family home in Covington, Kentucky.
NOTE: The cost is $8 per person and is due to Life Enrichment by Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Dinner outing. We will depart for dinner at Meritage. Please sign-up in the Transportation Book if you plan to attend.