Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is almost here and here at our Cincinnati retirement community, we’re giving thanks for another wonderful year spent providing the Tristate’s elders with person-centered, dignified care.
Planning special events and activities for our residents brings smiles to our faces and warmth to our hearts. And, as we gear up for the winter holidays and Christmas, we know that warmth will carry us through the colder months and the New Year.
Here’s everything we have planned for our residents this month.
Monday, Nov. 6
Cardmaking class. Join us for a cardmaking class in the Victoria Courtyard Lounge! With the holiday season approaching, you won’t want to miss this chance to create your own beautiful, handmade greeting cards.
History lecture and retirement reception. Historian Jack Lightcap returns to MPL this afternoon to share his slideshow lecture, “An American Success Story: Walt Disney.” Jack and his wife Sue have presented many topics for us over the years, but today they close out that chapter of their lives as they retire from doing presentations. Please join us for a reception directly after the presentation to wish Jack and Sue well as they embark on new retirement adventures together!
Tuesday, Nov. 7
*** ELECTION DAY ***
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Voting in the 2017 General Election. Don’t forget to vote today, residents! Polls are located in the Lee Library. Be sure to bring proper ID, and have a look at the League of Women Voters’ non-partisan voting guide to get to know the candidates and issues before you cast your ballot.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Crafts and bake sale. MPL will host a crafts and bake sale today in the Shaw Lobby.
Italian dinner. Our Dining Services team will treat us to an Italian dinner this evening in the Archea Dining Room. This special meal will be complemented by strolling violin music by Jude Jones.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
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 be in the Event Center this evening to present a slideshow lecture on the Armistice of 1918. Come learn what happened at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, and about its lasting repercussions — including our celebration of Veteran’s Day here in the United States.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Art show and opening reception. Join us in the Event Center to celebrate the art created by participants in our Inspiring Minds Through Art program. Featured artists include Joan Linkletter, Rosemary Lennertz, Betty Pippert and Ann White. The show will remain up through Dec. 1.
Friday, Nov. 10
Group outing. Join us as we take a guided walking tour of Norwood’s Shumrick & Leys distillery. Our tour will be followed by a tasting event, featuring four different spirits. The cost is $5/person and must be paid by Wednesday, Nov. 8.
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.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Marjorie P. Lee observes Veteran’s Day by honoring our retired service members and all those who fought for our freedom.
Movie night. Our second Saturday Cinema event of the month will be a viewing of The Circle, director James Ponsoldt’s sci-fi thriller about a young woman who lands a dream job at a powerful tech company, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity. Starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega.
Sunday, Nov. 12
Group outing. This afternoon, we’ll attend the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s performance and recording of American Originals, Vol. 2, featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Pokey LaFarge and Steep Canyon Rangers.
Seamstress visit. Need something mended? Buttons sewn on? Trousers hemmed? Nancy Palm, our volunteer seamstress, will be here this afternoon in the Victoria Lobby.
Concert. Pianist Bob Pollack returns to MPL this afternoon to share an hour of music with us in the Chapel.
Documentary viewing. Her name is synonymous with the French monarchy and all its excesses, but there is more to the story of Marie Antoinette than the simple tale of a frivolous sovereign who helped provoke the French Revolution. Join us in the Event Center this evening for our second documentary feature of the month, Marie Antoinette.
Monday, Nov. 13
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!
Informational meet-and-greet. Today, Episcopal Retirement Services’ leadership team will host a coffee hour in the Event Center. This meeting is designed to keep you informed of the latest news affecting our retirement community.
Recital. Please join us in the Chapel this evening for a recital by a student from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. These concerts provide us with varied musical performances and allow the students to work on perfecting their performance skills.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Exercise class. Every Tuesday morning, we hold an instructor-led fitness class in the Event Center. Come stay fit, trim and limber with us.
Bible study. Join us in the Chapel this and every Tuesday afternoon for our weekly discussion of Scripture.
Literary salon. Book Talk with Blossom returns this afternoon in the Victoria Courtyard Lounge! Blossom Smith, the managing librarian from the Hyde Park Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, brings us three new selections every other month to enjoy. After the meeting, the books she brings will be located on the third floor, on the shelves, just outside the Event Center.
Dinner outing. Tonight, we’re having dinner at Primavista, located in Price Hill. This fine Italian restaurant is known for its spectacular views of Cincinnati’s skyline.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Exercise class. Come join us in the Event Center for tai chi.
Concert. Join us in the Event Center for music by pianist Mike Pendell.
Thursday, Nov. 16
MPL Chorus rehearsal. Love to sing? So do we! Come join the Marjorie P. Lee Chorus. We rehearse every Thursday afternoon in the Chapel.
Game night. Grab your lucky rabbit’s foot and come play bingo with us in the Event Center.
Friday, Nov. 17
Group outing. This morning, we’ll attend the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s special early performance, Paavo Järvi + Grieg's Piano Concerto.
Exercise class. We hold water fitness class every Friday at this time in the indoor swimming pool.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Recital. Join us in the Chapel this afternoon for a recital by Share the Music.
Movie night. Tonight’s Saturday Cinema film is director Billy Wilder’s 1959 smash comedy classic Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.
Sunday, Nov. 19
Documentary viewing. Walt Disney was as adept at branding as he was at art. Walt Disney: He Made Believe examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy through rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with the animators and designers who helped turn his Disneyland dream into an enduring reality. Come to the Event Center and relive that Disney magic!
Monday, Nov. 20
Group outing. We will depart for a tour of the newly-renovated Music Hall. The cost of the tour is $11/person and is due to Life Enrichment by Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
Concert. Tonight, we welcome flutist Janet Trytten to the Event Center. Come enjoy beautiful woodwind music and learn about the history of native flutes!
Wednesday, Nov. 22
Thanksgiving worship service. In celebration of Thanksgiving, we’ll have a special church service this morning in the Chapel.
Exercise class. Come join us in the Event Center for tai chi.
Thursday, Nov. 23
Happy Thanksgiving, Marjorie P. Lee family!
Saturday, Nov. 25
Group outing. Tonight, we’ll hear the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s performance, One City, One Symphony, featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6.
Movie night. Our last Saturday Cinema viewing this month will be Shadowlands, director Richard Attenborough’s 1993 dramatized biography of author CS Lewis, starring Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.
Sunday, Nov. 26
Group outing. This afternoon, we’ll attend the Linton Chamber Music Series’ performance, Treasured Trios with Truls Mørk.
Documentary viewing. Following on our presentation last night of Shadowlands, tonight in the Event Center, we’ll watch The Magic Never Ends: The Life & Work of C.S. Lewis. This critically acclaimed documentary chronicles Lewis’s life, from his early days in Northern Ireland, to his academic career at Oxford and friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, to the legendary love between he and his wife, Joy.
Monday, Nov. 27
Literary salon. Our resident-led Book Discussion Group will meet this afternoon in the Lee Library to talk about A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. Copies of the book — in regular, large-print and audio format — are available at the Shaw Lobby Reception Desk, or by calling Debbie MacLean, 513-533-5044.
Game night. Up for a game of bingo? We’re playing this evening in the Event Center.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
Movie night. Tonight, for our special Silent Film Night, we’ll view classic Laurel & Hardy comedies, with piano accompaniment by Donald Hurd!
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Dinner outing. This evening, we’ll dine at the Greyhound Tavern, a Fort Mitchell landmark since 1921 and a prime spot for chops, steaks, seafood and other specialties.
Thursday, Nov. 30
Concert. Please welcome Jim Kellerman and Cincinnati jazz legend Phil DeGreg to the Event Center this evening! The duo will play a variety of music for us.