Welcome to (almost) autumn! It’s hard to believe that 2017 is already over three-quarters complete. In just a few short weeks, Halloween will be here, then Thanksgiving, Christmas . . . The days move quickly.
Our residents here at Marjorie P. are staying busy! Today, let’s take a look at just a few of the fun and enriching events seniors will enjoy this month at our Cincinnati senior living community.
Wednesday, Sept. 6
Exercise class. Come join us in the Event Center for tai chi.
Movie night. Come down to the Event Center, where we’ll view Sweet Dreams, the 1985 Patsy Cline biopic starring Jessica Lange and Ed Helms.
Thursday, Sept. 7
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 meets monthly in the Lee Library. Come read, write and share your stories with us.
Bingo night. It’s time again for everyone’s favorite game! Feeling lucky? Join us in the Event Center for bingo, prizes and a lot of laughs.
Friday, Sept. 8
Concert. Tonight, in the Event Center, we’ll enjoy a performance by the Phoenix Woodland Trio.
Saturday, Sept. 9
Movie night. It’s Saturday Cinema night! Come down to the Event Center, where we’ll view The Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl. Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim paintings which Austria’s Nazi-controlled government had seized from her family 60 years earlier.
Sunday, Sept. 10
Concert. This afternoon, pianist Bob Pollack returns to perform for us in the Chapel. Come listen to the standards we all know and love.
Documentary viewing. Tonight, in the Event Center, we’ll watch the PBS Nature documentary, “Hummingbirds.” Hummingbirds among the fastest creatures on the planet, and much of their fascinating world is typically lost to human perception. Amazing footage shows these little powerhouses are far more than delicate nectar gatherers — they’re also effective predators.
Monday, Sept. 11
Concert. Cellist Angela Bolan will perform patriotic music for us in the Chapel this evening.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
Exercise class. Every Tuesday morning, we hold an instructor-led fitness class in the Event Center. Come stay fit, trim and limber with us.
Shopping outing. Up for a trip to the mall? This afternoon, we’ll visit Kenwood Towne Center.
Bible study. Join us in the Chapel this and every Tuesday afternoon for our weekly discussion of Scripture.
Group outing. This evening, the Marjorie P. Lee Auxiliary will treat us to a picnic dinner at Woodland Mound Park.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
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.
Lecture. Diane Shields will present an informative slideshow presentation about Mars and future colonization of the Red Planet. Come dream about the final frontier with us down in the Event Center.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Game night. Grab your lucky penny and come to the Event Center for a round of bingo!
Friday, Sept. 15
Group outing. This afternoon, we’ll visit the Mariemont Art Barn, to view Larry McKenney’s exhibit, “New Works in Fiber.”
Group outing. We’ll attend the Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works Series performance at the Aronoff Center this evening.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Movie night. Our Saturday Cinema event this week will be a viewing of 2009’s smash comedy The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.
Sunday, Sept. 17
Seamstress visit. Need something mended? Nancy, our seamstress volunteer, will be set up in the Victoria Lobby this afternoon.
Documentary viewing. For our second documentary night in August, we’ll feature a film about the life of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien. This absorbing documentary transports Tolkien fans to England's rural West Midlands, which inspired the celebrated writer to create Middle Earth. Discover the pastoral environment that influenced him, and find out how his lifelong study of ancient northern languages helped him develop one of literature's most vibrant and complex fictional worlds.
Monday, Sept. 18
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!
Social. Kommen Sie down to the Victoria Courtyard and celebrate Oktoberfest with all your MPL neighbors! We’ll enjoy Volk favorite polkas by the Cincinnati Schnapps Band. Proßt!
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Presentation. The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall returns to the Event Center this evening to continue its Beyond the Bricks speaker series. Tonight? “Music Hall in Pictures: A Before and After Virtual Tour.”
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Movie night. Come down to the Event Center, where we’ll be watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first installment in director Peter Jackson’s second Tolkien trilogy. Starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen.
Thursday, Sept. 21
Happy equinox! Welcome to autumn, Cincinnati seniors.
Concert. We’ll enjoy music by Mike Pendell this evening in the Event Center.
Friday, Sept. 22
Exercise class. We hold water fitness class every Friday at this time in the indoor swimming pool.
Group outing. This evening, we’ll bus over to the luxurious Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash, where we’ll celebrate Episcopal Retirement Services’ inaugural presentation of the Good Samaritan Awards.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Movie night. Tonight’s Saturday Cinema film is Race, director Stephen Hopkins’ 2016 historical drama about Jesse Owens. When his quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Munich Olympics, Owens faces off against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's vision of white supremacy.
Sunday, Sept. 24
Church service. Join us in the Chapel for our Holy Communion service, held every Sunday morning at this time.
Documentary viewing. Come to the event center for Jim Henson: The Man Who Played with Puppets. Follow Henson's career as one of the most creative, prolific and influential artists of his time, from his early television work, to The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, major motion pictures and more.
Monday, Sept. 25
Lecture. Historian Jack Lightcap will present a slideshow, “The Florida Keys: America’s Caribbean Paradise,” this afternoon in the Event Center.
Literary salon. Our resident-led Book Discussion Group will meet this afternoon in the Lee Library to talk about The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman. Copies of the book are available at the Shaw Lobby Reception Desk, or by calling Debbie MacLean, 513-533-5044.
Game night. Come play bingo with us in the Event Center tonight!
Tuesday, Sept. 26
Lecture. Come to the Event Center for Corky Knapke’s nature slideshow.
Dinner outing. This evening, we’ll dine downtown at Salazar.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Concert. This evening, in the Chapel, we’ll enjoy a University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music student recital.
Thursday, Sept. 28
Cincinnati City Council candidate forum. This afternoon, we’ll host a forum for candidates seeking election to City Council this November. Come hear them and get informed before you cast your vote.
Friday, Sept. 29
Yom Kippur begins at sundown this evening.
Group outing. This afternoon, our volunteer, Gary, will lead us on a bus tour of Hyde Park. Come learn the hidden history of our Cincinnati neighborhood!
Saturday, Sept. 30
Movie night. Our last Saturday Cinema viewing this month will be The Zookeeper’s Wife, director Niko Caro’s historical drama about Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion of Poland in 1939. Starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl.