Boo! Here we are in October. The leaves are turning brilliant colors, there’s a chill in the air and there’s a whole bevy of activities that seniors at Cincinnati’s Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community will enjoy this month.
Take a look:
Friday, Oct. 6
Resident meeting. Our monthly Residents’ Meeting will be held in the Event Center. Come learn about the latest happenings at our Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community.
Saturday, Oct. 7
Group outing. This evening, we’ll attend Music Hall’s Grand Opening Weekend, including Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performances of Beethoven, John Adams, Scriabin and the world premiere of Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Stories from Home, which the CSO commissioned to celebrate their return to this historic, revitalized venue.
Movie night. It’s Saturday Cinema night! Come down to the Event Center, where we’ll view the 2017 family drama Gifted, starring Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace and Lindsay Duncan.
Sunday, Oct. 8
Artist reception. We’ll host a reception for the Queen City Art Club as they display a variety of works in the Event Center. Their show will be on display through Thursday, Oct. 26.
Documentary viewing. Tonight, in the Event Center, we’ll watch Great American Rail Journeys: The Rockies by Rail. For over a century, the Rocky Mountains and the railroad that runs through them have challenged one another. Now, with the help of a beautifully-restored, luxury train, they offer an extraordinary adventure from Denver to Portland.
Monday, Oct. 9
Concert. Our MPL Chorus director, J. C. Rocha, will perform with the Brazilian Embassy Trio this evening in the Chapel.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Bible study. Join us in the Chapel this and every Tuesday afternoon for our weekly discussion of Scripture.
Dinner outing. This evening, we’ll dine at Pelican’s Reef Top Lounge — Anderson Township’s favorite seafood spot. Please sign up for transport if you plan to attend.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Lecture. Historian Diane Shields will share a slideshow lecture on Abigail Adams, the second First Lady of the United States, this evening in the Event Center.
Thursday, Oct. 12
MPL Chorus rehearsal. Love to sing? So do we! Come join the Marjorie P. Lee Chorus. We rehearse every Thursday afternoon in the Chapel.
Writing group. The Writing Our Memoirs group will have its monthly get-together this afternoon in the Lee Library.
Friday, Oct. 13
It’s Friday the 13th! Don’t cross paths with any spooky black cats or walk under any ladders.
Lecture. Today, the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Jason Neumann will tell us all about “the banana of the woods,” the paw-paw! The paw-paw is Ohio’s state fruit, so be sure to join us in the Event Center to learn more.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Movie night. Our second Saturday Cinema event of the month will be a viewing of the classic 1991 drama Fried Green Tomatoes, starring Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary Stuart Masterson.
Sunday, Oct. 15
Seamstress visit. Need help with mending or alterations? Our volunteer seamstress, Nancy, will be in the Victoria Lobby today.
Concert. Pianist Bob Pollack and drummer Jack Rowekamp will be here to provide an hour of music for us in the Chapel.
Group outing. This evening, we’ll enjoy a bus tour of BLINK Cincinnati. BLINK will be one of the largest light art events in the nation, featuring large-scale projection mapping installations, murals, urban artscapes and interactive art over 20 city blocks.
Documentary viewing. For our second documentary night in October, we’ll feature Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commander in Chief. In this compelling profile, friends, family, colleagues and noted historians shed light on one of our nation’s greatest heroes.
Monday, Oct. 16
Exercise class. We have Water Fitness class every Monday afternoon in MPL’s heated indoor pool. It’s a great way to keep strong and trim, and soothing for stiff joints!
Concert. Please welcome the Community Choristers to MPL as they perform for us this afternoon in the Event Center.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Voter information session. Representatives of Cincinnati’s chapter of the League of Women Voters will be in the Event Center today to tell us about the issues that will appear on this November’s ballot.
Lecture. The renovations to Music Hall are complete at last! This evening, we’ll host the last installment of the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall’s “Beyond the Bricks” speaker series. We’ll be treated to a before-and-after slideshow tour of the improvements.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Student lunch. Students from the Clark Montessori School’s Community 100 group will spend time with us this afternoon. They love to visit with us and hear our stories! Come lunch with us in the Event Center.
Yoga class. Need to limber up? Need a meditative space? Come join us in the Chapel, this and every Wednesday afternoon, for Yoga with Patty.
Thursday, Oct. 19
Fitness class. Join us in the Event Center this and every Thursday morning for guided exercise with our volunteer instructor.
Knitting group. Do you love to make beautiful textile pieces? Come join us Thursday afternoons in the Victoria Courtyard Lobby for Knitting with Friends.
Friday, Oct. 20
Exercise class. We hold water fitness class every Friday morning in our indoor swimming pool.
Group outing. Today, we’ll pack our lunches and head to the Cincinnati Nature Center to look for signs of autumn! Please turn in your $6 admission to Life Enrichment and fill out a lunch request form (if you’d like our dining staff to pack a lunch for you) by Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Movie night. Tonight’s Saturday Cinema film will be 1990’s Tom Clancy-penned sub chase thriller, The Hunt for Red October, starring Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery and James Earl Jones.
Sunday, Oct. 22
Concert. Come to the Chapel this afternoon for a beautiful solo recital by a student artist from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
Documentary viewing. Tonight, our documentary feature is Baby Mammoth. In remote Siberia, gold miners unearth an intact, frozen animal from the Pleistocene: a baby mammoth. In this exclusive Discovery Channel program, scientists study not only how the ancient animal lived and died, but determine that cloning the mammoth could become possible in our lifetimes.
Monday, Oct. 23
Literary salon. Our resident-led Book Discussion Group will meet this afternoon in the Lee Library to talk about Stella Bain, by Anita Shreve. Copies of the book are available at the Shaw Lobby Reception Desk.
Game night. Grab your lucky rabbit’s foot and come play bingo with us in the Event Center!
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Recital. The Marjorie P. Lee Auxiliary is bringing the Cincinnati Opera to you! Tonight, in the Event Center, we’ll get a sneak preview of company’s upcoming season.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Movie night. Come down to the Event Center for a special mid-week movie screening! Tonight, we’ll watch the 2009 romantic comedy The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Literary salon. Our assistant chaplain, Fred McGavran, will read this afternoon from his newly-published short story collection, Recycled Glass and Other Stories.
Dinner outing. Tonight, we’ll dine at the Purple Poulet Southern Bourbon Bistro, across the river in Dayton, Kentucky. Please sign up for transport if you plan to attend.
Friday, Oct. 27
Trick-or-treat event. Boo! Tonight, we’ll host our annual Family and Friends Trick-or-Treat Night. Invite your family to bring the grandkids over in their costumes for a fun and safe trick-or-treat experience. Please let us know by Friday, Oct. 20, if you plan to participate, so that we can be sure to have treats for all who attend.
Group outing. Not sticking around for trick-or-treat tonight? Join us for a trip to the Cincinnati Ballet’s performance of Romeo and Juliet.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Concert. Today, we welcome the duo Switchback to our Chapel, where they’ll perform traditional Celtic and Americana music for us.
Movie night. Our last Saturday Cinema viewing this month will be director Garry Marshall’s smash romantic comedy Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts, Richard Gere and Jason Alexander.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Documentary viewing. In keeping with the spooky season, we’ll watch In Search of the Real Frankenstein this evening in the Event Center. This documentary tells the fascinating account of Johann Konrad Dippel, a brilliant scientist involved in the dark world of alchemy and body snatching. Born in 1673 in Germany’s Rhein Valley, Dippel was the prototypical “mad scientist.” His scientific interest soon gave way to darker inquiries, as he began searching for the secret elixir of life.
Monday, Oct. 30
Lecture. This evening, in the Event Center, the Cincinnati Observatory’s outreach astronomer, Dean Regas, will present “Exploring the Night Sky.” If skies are clear, we’ll have an opportunity to go outside and look at the night sky through a telescope.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Happy Halloween, MPL!
Lecture. It’s a Halloween whodunit! Queen City Gothic author and armchair detective J.T. Townsend will be here to discuss the infamous 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping, which would become the most publicized crime of the 20th Century. Bruno Hauptmann was eventually tried for murdering Baby Charlie, but his conviction did nothing to halt the questions and controversies that still surround the case.
Concert. Join us in the Event Center this evening for music by the Tri-State Chamber Players.