Where does the time go? 2017 got by us quickly, didn't it, Cincinnati seniors? But 2018 promises to be another wonderful year here at Marjorie P. Lee!
Here are all the fun and exciting January activities we have planned for residents here at our Hyde Park retirement community and short-term physical rehab center.
Tuesday, Jan. 2
Exercise class. Come join us in the Event Center for guided exercise with our fitness instructor.
Wednesday, Jan. 3
Exercise class. Need a way to limber up, stay fit and center your thoughts? We have the class for you! Every Wednesday morning, we hold a tai chi session in our Event Center.
Movie night. "Here's looking at you, kid." Our special feature this evening in the Event Center is the 1942 noir romance classic, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains.
Thursday, Jan. 4
MPL Chorus rehearsal. Love to sing? So do we! Come join the Marjorie P. Lee Chorus. We rehearse every Thursday afternoon in the Chapel.
Knitting circle. Do you love to make knitted crafts, blankets and apparel? Join our "Knitting with Friends" group, which meets every Thursday afternoon in the Victoria Courtyard Lounge.
Creative writing group. The "Writing Our Memoirs" group meets this afternoon in the Conference Room. Come write with us, share your stories and listen to others' remembrances. The only experience necessary is your own life experience!
Friday, Jan. 5
MPL residents meeting. We'll hold our monthly residents meeting this evening in the Event Center.
Saturday, Jan. 6
Movie matinee. Our Saturday Cinema events now feature two screening times! This week's featured comedy will be The Inspector General, starring Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak and Barbara Bates.
Sunday, Jan. 7
Seamstress visit. Need something mended or a button sewn on? Need hemming or alterations? Our volunteer seamstress, Nancy, will be here today in the Victoria Lobby to help you.
Documentary viewing. Tonight, in the Event Center, we’ll watch "Paul Revere: The Midnight Rider."
Monday, Jan. 8
Crafting class. Want to learn to make beautiful greeting cards? Then come to the Victoria Courtyard Lounge this morning for our special card-making class! No experience necessary.
Concert. Tonight, in the Chapel, cellist Angela Bolan will play classic show tunes for us. Come shuffle off to Broadway with us!
Tuesday, Jan. 9
Dinner outing. This evening, we'll dine at Mita, Chef Jose Salazar's tapas restaurant (named for his beloved grandmother).
Wednesday, Jan. 10
Lecture. This morning, in the Event Center, Stephanie Antoun and Kelly Adamson will share their special presentation on the New York City Marathon.
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. This evening, in the Event Center, historian Diane Shields returns to tell us all about Alexander Hamilton. Come meet the real-life Founding Father whose life inspired a smash Broadway musical.
Thursday, Jan. 11
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, Jan. 12
Concert. Join us this evening in the Chapel for a special classical music concert by members of the Piatigorsky Foundation.
Saturday, Jan. 13
Group outing. Tonight, we'll listen to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra play Mozart + Mahler, featuring violinist Jennifer Frautschi.
Movie night. Our second Saturday Cinema feature this month will be Rebel in the Rye, a biopic based on the life of the acclaimed-and-reclusive American author JD Salinger.
Sunday, Jan. 14
Documentary viewing. For our second documentary night in January, we’ll ponder "The Mystery of Edgar Allen Poe."
Monday, Jan. 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Marjorie P. Lee and Episcopal Retirement Services recognize Dr. King's important legacies of promoting civic dialogue and healing, and of fighting for equality for all Americans.
Tuesday, Jan. 16
Lecture. Did you know that the Queen City is the home of the first professional firefighting company founded in America? In preparation for our field trip to the Cincinnati Fire Museum later this week, this evening we'll host a Heritage Program presentation on the "History of the Fire Department." Come learn about Cincinnati's Finest with us in the Event Center.
Wednesday, Jan. 17
Movie night. It's a special mid-week film event: Frank Capra's Arsenic and Old Lace, starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane and Raymond Massey. We'll watch it in the Event Center.
Thursday, Jan. 18
Concert. Tonight, the Queen City Songbirds will perform for us in the Event Center!
Friday, Jan. 19
Group outing. It's time for some 5-alarm fun! This afternoon, we'll visit the Cincinnati Fire Museum.
Saturday, Jan. 20
Movie night. They painted the submarine what color?!? Tonight’s Saturday Cinema film will be the hilarious World War II romantic comedy Operation Petticoat, starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis and Joan O'Brien.
Sunday, Jan. 21
Concert. Pianist Bob Pollack returns today to entertain us in the Chapel.
Documentary viewing. Did you enjoy Operation Petticoat last night? Come to the Event Center this evening and learn about the life of "Cary Grant: The Leading Man."
Monday, Jan. 22
Literary salon. Our resident-led Book Discussion Group will meet this afternoon in the Lee Library to talk about The Swans of Fifth Avenue, by Melanie Benjamin. Copies of the book are available at the Shaw Lobby Reception Desk, or by calling Debbie M., 513-533-5044.
Lecture. Come to the Event Center this evening for a fascinating lecture, "Climbing in the Himalayas," given by Brent Bishop, son of legendary climber Barry Bishop. Brent was the first American to follow in his father's footsteps and summit Mt. Everest. His lecture will feature an exquisite collection of pictures from the world's tallest mountain range.
Tuesday, Jan. 23
Dinner outing. Tonight, we'll have dinner at Hyde Park's renowned Chinese restaurant, Oriental Wok, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Congratulations to the Wong family!
Wednesday, Jan. 24
Concert. Mike Pendell will perform for us this evening in the Event Center.
Thursday, Jan. 25
Recital. This evening, student performers from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) will play for us in the Chapel.
Friday, Jan. 26
Exercise class. We hold water fitness class every Friday morning in the indoor swimming pool.
Saturday, Jan. 27
Movie matinee. For our last Saturday Cinema viewing in the Event Center this month, we’ll watch George Burns and Walter Matthau star in the Neil Simon comedy The Sunshine Boys.
Group outing. All aboard the bus to Music Hall! Tonight, we'll take in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's performance Beethoven + Bartók, featuring guest bassist Owen Lee.
Sunday, Jan. 28
Recital. This afternoon, in the Event Center, members of the Cincinnati Music Academy's Suzuki strings program will perform for us.
Documentary viewing. Tonight, in the Event Center, our documentary feature will be "The Magic Never Ends," about the life and work of fantasy author C.S. Lewis.
Monday, Jan. 29
Group outing. Need to shop, run some errands, or just want to enjoy lunch or coffee out? We offer bus transportation to Hyde Park Plaza every Monday afternoon.
Game night. Grab your lucky rabbit’s foot and come play bingo with us in the Event Center!
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Bible study. Join us in the Chapel this and every Tuesday afternoon for our weekly discussion of Scripture.
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Rosary and mass. For our Roman Catholic residents, we hold a rosary and mass service every Wednesday afternoon.