Edenwald Activities

You’ll find a multitude of programs and activities at our Maryland retirement community. The calendars of Edenwald residents are so full, they are rarely ever home! View this month’s calendar and The Edentimes see the latest happenings at Edenwald!

A SAMPLING OF ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

  • Edenforum lecture series
  • Bridge games, duplicate bridge and Mah Jongg
  • International Dine-Around-Town series
  • Poker
  • Concerts
  • Saturday evening movies and foreign films
  • Monthly wine tastings
  • Flower arranging
  • Book club and writing group
  • Art classes
  • Coffee and conversation
  • Green-roof gardening
  • Sunday worship service, monthly ecumenical service, weekly Catholic service
  • Bi-monthly Shabbat service
  • Weekly Bible study
  • Baltimore County Public Library “Bookmobile” on-site weekly
  • Glee Club
  • Holiday and special event parties
  • Bingo
  • Reader’s Theater
  • Weekly trips to area attractions, museums and cultural events
  • Continuing education classes through Community College of Baltimore County

WELLNESS:

  • Line dancing and Zumba Gold
  • Yoga, tai chi and pilates
  • Cornhole, bocce and shuffleboard
  • Wii bowling
  • Pool volleyball
  • Aquatic Fit, Aquatic Arthritis and Aqua Dance
  • Strength, conditioning and balance classes
  • Men’s and women’s billiards leagues
  • Drums Alive
  • Trail walks to local parks and historical sites
  • Group Exercise Schedule

 


 

Trips and Travel

Women’s Museum DC

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the achievements of women artists. The museum was founded to reform traditional histories of art. It is dedicated to discovering and making known women artists who have been overlooked or unacknowledged, and assuring the place of women in contemporary art.

The Mezzanine Café, surrounded by works from the museum’s collection, offers visitors a relaxing place to eat lunch. The café offers an assortment of soup, salads and sandwiches.

The bus will depart on Tuesday, October 2 at 8:30. The deadline to cancel was Thursday, September 20. After that your account will be charged. The total cost of this trip is $20. This trip is rated MODERATE.

Power of Age Expo

Discover the Power of Age Expo, formerly the Baby Boomer and Senior Expo, on Thursday October 4, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The Baltimore County Department of Aging’s two-day extravaganza showcases the latest in information, resources, products and services to approximately 11,000 attendees.  Older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, families, persons with disabilities and professionals visit Expo to explore 300-plus exhibitors and vendors to take advantage of the many County resources.

For the Expo’s 31st year, the expo is asking that you make a donation in lieu of paying an admission fee or bring two or more cans of non-perishable food. All guests will be entitled to a free gift and full access to a multitude of opportunities for resources, enjoyment and options. The bus will depart at 9:30 and return by 12:30.  This trip is rated MODERATE.

Ocean City

Enjoy a 2-night stay at one of Ocean City’s finest resorts, Dunes Manor Hotel and Suites. Tuesday, October 9 through Thursday, October 11.

The deadline to sign up was Tuesday September 11. If you are no longer able to attend, please contact Lisha Galloway. This trip is rated MODERATE.

Movie Trip

Let’s go the movies…join us Tuesday, October 16 as we enjoy a quiet afternoon at the movies. Theatre and show time to be determined. This trip is rated EASY.

Met Live: Samson et Dalila

Samson et Dalila, Op. 47, is a grand opera in three acts and four scenes by Camille Saint-Saëns to a French libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire.

The bus will depart for the Charles Theatre at 11:30 on Saturday, October 20. The total cost of this trip is $25. The deadline to cancel is October 5. This trip is rated EASY.

Longwood Gardens

When visiting Longwood Gardens, you are immersed not only in the breathtaking surroundings, but in the rich history as well. The traditions and elegance of the gardens have evolved over time, and resulted in the magnificence of today. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the gardens on Tuesday, October 23. Please be advised that there is a tremendous amount of walking.  Proper footwear should be worn.

The total cost of the trip is $38. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, October 16.  Lunch will be on your own at the Café at Longwood using the prepaid lunch voucher. The bus will depart at 9:00am.

We must have a minimum of 15 residents. This trip is rated DIFFICULT.

Baltimore Museum of Art; John Waters: Indecent Exposure

The first retrospective of John Waters’ visual arts career in his hometown of Baltimore presents more than 160 provocative photographs, sculptures, and video and sound works. The exhibition concludes with a gallery devoted to ephemera, including objects from Waters’ home and studio that inspire him, and three peep-shows featuring footage from his rarely seen underground movies of the 1960s.

After the retrospect, we will have lunch at Café Hon, a quirky local institution serving simple American comfort food & Maryland classics in campy environs. The lunch menu will be made available at a later time.

The bus will depart at 10:15 for the Baltimore Museum of Art on Thursday, October 25. The total cost of this trip is $25, which includes the bus and admission into the exhibit. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, October 11. This trip is limited to 20 people. If you are a member of the Museum, please contact Lisha Galloway. This trip is rated MODERATE.

Met Live:La Fanciulla del West

La fanciulla del West is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini, based on the play The Girl of the Golden West by the American author David Belasco.

The bus will depart for the Charles Theatre at 11:30 on Saturday, October 27. The total cost of this trip is $25. The deadline to cancel is October 13. This trip is rated EASY.

Sagamore

Baltimore is a place for risk-takers and history makers. Visit the Sagamore Spirit Distillery and Tasting Room to see how they honor that spirit and learn how they triple distill their award-winning rye whiskey.  See the iconic 40ft. mirrored copper still in the only waterfront distillery in Maryland.

Join us on Thursday, November 1 to tour the facility and taste the whiskey.

The bus will depart at 1:00pm and return by 3:30pm. The total cost of this trip is $20. This includes your tour, tasting and transportation. The deadline to cancel is Thursday October 18. After that your account will be charged. This trip is limited to 24.  This trip is rated MODERATE.

Subscription Series

The bus will depart for the Baltimore Speakers Series on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the BSO Classical Thursday production of Sibelius Symphonies on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for Everyman Theater production of Dancing at Lughnasa on Saturday, October 6 at 1:00.

The bus will depart for Center Stage production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof on Sunday October 7 at 1:15.

The bus will depart for the BSO Pops production of Tony DeSare: I Love A Piano on Friday, October 12 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the Shriver Hall Concert Series for Pacifica Quartet Marc-André Hamelin; piano on Sunday, October 21 at 4:45.

The bus will depart for the Baltimore Speakers Series on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the Vagabond Theater production of Cabaret on Saturday, October 26 at 7:00.

 

Upcoming Events

Lifelong Learning at Edenwald

CCBC: The Genius of Pablo Picasso

Come explore the life and art of the Spanish Artist Pablo Picasso. He was a painter, sculptor, ceramicist, printmaker, stage designer, poet, and playwright. Discuss the different techniques and the natural talent of an artistic genius whose works of art are considered to be revolutionary.

Class will begin on Monday, October 1 and continue through November 19 from 2:00-3:30 in the Auditorium. During this time, the Glee Club will meet in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. The deadline to cancel was September 18. The total cost of this class is $20. Questions, see Lisha Galloway. This class is limited to 60 students.                                                                                                            

 “The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways- Two Near Death Experiences”

Edenforum is pleased to have as our speaker for Monday, October 1 Dr. Thomas B. Smyth, M.D., President and CEO of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

Dr. Smyth and the Universty of Maryland St. Joseph Medical center both faced a near death experience, Dr. Smyth because of a critical illness and St. Joseph because of a financial crisis. Learn how Dr. Smyth and the hospital recovered from their respective crises and the journey that brought them together, both strong today and on a mission to serve the community.

University of Maryland St. Joseph is a faith based hospital: It is a 224 bed acute care regional medical center located on 39 acres in Towson and recently received the 3rd Best Hospital in Maryland Award by U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Smyth holds degrees from Princeton, Johns Hopkins Medical School and Stanford University.

What’s New at the Maryland Zoo

Please welcome Donald P. Hutchinson on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Donald is President and CEO of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.  Prior to taking the reins at the Zoo on January 2, 2008, Hutchinson was former President and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Maryland from 2002 to 2007.  Before joining SunTrust, he served nine years as president of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the pre-eminent regional business organization of business, nonprofit, educational, and civic leaders. Hutchinson served two consecutive terms as Baltimore County Executive. While leading the county from 1978 to 1986, Hutchinson played a major role in shaping key planning policies still in effect today that maintain a high quality of life around growing town centers while preserving the county’s rural areas.   Hutchinson’s experience also includes ten years in the Maryland Legislature, in both the Senate and the House, and serving as president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and president of Maryland Economic Growth Associates.

A Baltimore native, Don and his wife, Peggy, reside in Ruxton. They have three adult children.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Frostburg State College and Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Towson University and the University of Baltimore.

 BHC

The congregants of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation are invited to a meet and greet with Rabbi Andrew Busch and Cantor Ben Ellerin on Thursday, October 4 at 3:00 in the Multipurpose Room.

Rabbi Andrew Busch joined Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in 2008. His many areas of focus include worship, counseling, life cycle events, education and more.

Cantor Ellerin studied music at Indiana University, obtaining his undergraduate degree there as well as a master’s in choral conducting. He received his ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. As cantor at BHC, Ellerin will teach b’nai mitzvah students and lead choirs of all ages.

 Wine Tasting

First Friday of the month Wine Tasting will be held on Friday, October 5 in the Auditorium.

Fall Fest

The Party Committee invites you to an afternoon Fall Fest on Saturday, October 6 from 1:30 until 3:00 on the 5th Floor Green Roof.

The leaves are turning, so one more enjoyable celebration on our garden roof. Our Musician in Residence, Jamie Gallupe will be entertaining us with songs accompanied by guitar and we can sing along. We will be serving hot and cold cider and yummy sweet treats.

Please join us for this fun fall fest afternoon. In case of rain, it will be held in the auditorium.

Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship will continue each Sunday in October in the auditorium at 3:00. All are welcome for worship, fellowship, and inspiration for the week ahead.

October 7        Rev. Emora Brannan

October 14      Rev. Jerry Todd

October 21      Rev. John Kirby

October 28      Rev. Ron Standiford

*Sunday October 7 communion will be offered. All are invited to attend!

Glee Club

Come join the Glee Club as we prepare our Veterans Day program for November 2. Glee Club rehearsals will be held each Monday at 1:30 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. Add your voice to our patriotic songs, as we get ready to honor all Veterans.

Backgammon

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players, dating from the Byzantine Empire. A game that has been played for centuries has got to be fun! Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you!

We will have 5 boards available each Monday at 2:30 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.

Edenwald Theatre

We will continue to meet every Monday at 3:00 in the auditorium. You may join us, or you may come just to watch.

At present, skits and short plays are being performed for members, followed by a critique or discussion.

We are a reader’s theatre — we do not memorize.

James Harp and Friends presents…“An Evening of Opera and Song

James Harp is the artistic director for Lyric Opera Baltimore and is well known in the area as pianist, organist, stage director, singer, composer, lecturer, writer and conductor. Accompanying him will be Christopher J. Hartung, Baritone; and Natanya Sheva Washer, Soprano; who will perform a few arias of your favorite Opera, Broadway and Sacred selections. Mark your calendar for this special presentation on Monday, October 8 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Natanya has appeared with Center Stage, Baltimore Annex Theater, Cohesion Theater, Peabody Opera Theater, and The El Paso Opera Company in such roles as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Elsie Whinthrop in Paul Crabtree’s World Premiere of The Ghost Train, Katerina Cavalieri in Shaffer’s Amadeus, Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Rose in Delibes’ Lakme.

Christopher J. Hartung is currently a student at the Peabody Institute under the tutelage of Dr. Stanley Cornett. Most recently, Christopher was seen with the Peabody Opera Department in their production of L’elisir d’amore in the role of Belcore. Previous roles with the POD include Dr.Bartolo and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro and L’Aubergiste in Cherubin.

Linda’s Treasures

Linda’s Treasures Autumn Boutique is coming to YOU on Tuesday, October 9.  You’ll be styling in the latest fashions in sweaters and jackets and so much more.  Peruse the unique assortment of accessories from scarves and shrugs and jewelry galore.  There’s something for everyone!  See YOU there between 11:00-3:00 in the auditorium.

Iris Essentials

We would like to welcome back Iris Kaufman of Iris’ Essentials on Wednesday, October 10.  Iris will bring her collection of outwear, sweaters, tops and bottoms that make a statement in an understated manner.  Many items can be ordered if she doesn’t have your size or desired color. Come brighten your wardrobe with Iris from 10:00-3:00 in the auditorium.

Duplicate Bridge                                                          

Duplicate bridge is played every Tuesday of the month at 12:30 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.

Bingo                                                                                                                   

The Bingo fun takes place every Tuesday at 7:30 in the Auditorium 2 cards for $1.00! Come try YOUR luck!

Book Club

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30 to discuss “Exit West,” by Moshin Hamid.

“Exit West” is a novel published in 2017 by Pakistani author Moshin Hamid. The main themes of the novel are emigration and refugee problems.

It is a love story, a fable and a chilling reflection on what it means to be displaced, unable to return home and unwelcome anywhere else.

We will meet in the 2nd floor dining room and lounge at 7:30.

Bible Study                                                                                              

Everyone is invited to attend the weekly Bible class on Thursdays at 10:00 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. Rev. Ron Standiford will be teaching from the book of Hebrews showing why Jesus is so important.

Monsters and Myth: Surrealism and War in the 1930 and 1940’s

Edenforum is pleased to welcome on Wednesday, October 10, Dr. Oliver Shell. He is currently working on an exhibition and scholarly catalogue entitled Monsters and Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s in collaboration with Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The project brings together two organizations among the earliest in America to collect and exhibit Surrealist works. Join Dr. Shell and hear about the first major exhibition that focuses on the interrelationship between Surrealism and war in both Europe and America during this period.

Dr. Shell received a Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, in 1998. He came to The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) in 2003, as the Samuel H. Kress Curatorial Fellow. This was followed by a National Gallery of Art: Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts fellowship to work with the BMA objects conservator researching 19th and early 20th century French bronze production and specifically the casting practice of Henri Matisse.

Monsters & Myth is slated to open at Wadsworth Atheneum October 20, 2018 and will then be on view at the BMA opening February 24, 2019 before it travels to the Frist Art Museum in Nashville TN, opening June 23, 2019.

Smooth Groove

Edenwald is pleased to welcome back Smooth Groove on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 in the auditorium. Hear the Smooth Groove as they present songs from the Great American Songbook from the 30s-40s and 50s. This group employs the use of electric vibes doubling on EWI, electric piano and guitar doubling on banjitar (combination of a banjo & guitar) for a very soothing George Shearing type sound.

Computer Q&A with Alvin Miller                                   

Alvin Miller connects his computer to the screen in the auditorium so all participants needing computer help can see what he is doing.  Alvin will answer a question from each person in turn.  He will offer answers to PC questions on Friday, October 12 from 10:00 to 11:00 in the auditorium. No sign up needed.

Residents’ Association Meeting

This month’s Residents’ Association meeting will be held on Friday, October 12 at 1:30 in the auditorium. All residents are invited to attend

Shabbat Service                                                                 

Kabbalat Shabbat at Edenwald is an experience. It begins as congregants gather together with friends, bid farewell to the week that has passed, reconnect with one another and welcome Shabbat with joyous song.

On Friday, October 12, Cantor Ann Sacks will help us welcome Shabbat. Rabbi Floyd Herman will lead Shabbat on Friday, October 26. Service will be held this month at 4:00 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.

Coffee and Conversation                                                            

Want a great way to meet your neighbors?  Stop in on Saturday morning, October 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 in the 2nd Floor Dining Room and Lounge.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday on Broadway: State Fair

The party Committee invites you to Sunday on Broadway, October 14 at 7:00 in the Auditorium.

State Fair debuted on Broadway on March 27, 1996. However, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote this musical directly for screen in 1945.

We will be seeing the 1962 version of State Fair starring Pat Boone, Bobby Darin and Ann Margaret. The running time is 1hr 58 min.

The Art and Life of Henri Matisse (1868-1954)

Dr. Joseph Cassar is no stranger to Edenwald. Edenforum is pleased to welcome Dr. Cassar on Monday, October 15 and Monday, October 22 for a two part look into Henri Matisse.

These two lectures focus on Henri Matisse as one of the most important protagonists of the modern period.  Matisse was a painter, a sculptor and a printmaker and travelled extensively to the United States, Tangier and Tahiti.

The first lecture will focus on his Early Works (1890-1903) and his Fauve Period (1904-1906) and some of his travels and how these inspired his work.

The second lecture will focus on his work as a sculptor, his cut-outs (1936-1954) and his final work, the design of the Chapel of the Rosary in Venice (1948-1952) which he called his masterpiece.

Book Mobile                                                                                                    

Look for the bookmobile in the front of the building the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 2:00 to 3:30. You can call ahead and reserve a book if you know which title you are looking for.

Just call the Mobile Library Service at 410-887-7586 or see Lisha for a reservation sheet. When you call, be sure to have your library card number handy. Do take advantage of this wonderful service.

Foreign Film: Summer with Monika

Disillusioned young city-dweller Harry is frustrated with his societal responsibilities and his menial job, but when he meets sultry beauty Monika and she takes an interest in him, life takes on new meaning.

Join us Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 in the auditorium.  This film is rated R with a running time of 1hr 36min.

Michael Dennison

Michael Dennison, a singer, organist and pianist, preacher, teacher, writer, community activist and social justice advocate; has been involved in what has become an important part of his life’s work for more than 20 years sharing the joy of music. Michael will bring his passion for music to Edenwald on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30.

Michael’s formal training began with the Maryland State Boychoir where he spent more than 10 years and it continued with private instruction in piano, organ, voice, choral conducting, and service playing. Some of Michael’s instructors included Lee F. Simmons, Darryl Hopkins, and Dr. Frank Adams the last surviving member of the Original Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Michael currently serves as organist at the Village Baptist Church. He also operates a private studio for instruction in piano, organ, and voice.

Oktoberfest

Edenwald Oktoberfest Night celebration with German Beers, Wines, Appetizers at 4:30 outside of the auditorium on Friday, October 19. Then a German-themed dinner menu in all dining venues!

Van Dyke and Bacon

Van Dyke and Bacon will be here on Thursday, October 25 at 10:00 in the auditorium.

Van Dyke & Bacon Shoes was established in 1938 by Irving Van  Dyke and Francis Bacon Sr. The first store was opened on North Charles Street in Baltimore in the heart of the city’s thriving shopping district. Irving and Francis established a strong shoe business providing exceptional sit-and-fit service, comfortable footwear, and a sincere passion to find the perfect fit.

Sip and Share

You are invited to a sip and share event with the President and Vice President of the Residents’ Association. Join us on Thursday, October 25 at 2:00 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. Come get to know each other and share any concerns and suggestions about our life at Edenwald.

Magician Mike Rose

Edenwald is pleased to welcome back Magician Mike Rose, on Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Mike combines his love of performing with his passion for magic history creating a unique experience.  During the performance, you will hear about magic and magicians from the past and see antiquarian magic tricks recreated. Many of the pieces of magic apparatus used in the performance are rare antiques from Mike’s personal collection.

He has been a student of magicians and magic performance for nearly all of his life. After receiving a toy magic set at the age of eight, Mike was bitten by the “magic bug.” Throughout the years, Mike continued his study of magic history and is today recognized by his peers as a magic historian and award-winning author.

The Trump Years & the Mid-Term Elections

This 4 week session will take a look at domestic events in Trump’s America, foreign policy, Putin, election interference, preview of pivotal Mid-Term Elections and much more.

This session will meet October 26- November 16.  We will meet at 10:30 in the Auditorium. Space is limited to 60 students. Every student must sign up in the reservation book. The total cost for the course is $10. This will be billed to your resident account. The deadline to cancel is Friday, October 12.

The Maryland State Boychoir

We are pleased to welcome on Friday, October 26 the Maryland State Boychoir at 7:30.

Now celebrating its 32nd season, The Maryland State Boychoir, under the direction of Stephen A. Holmes, serves the State of Maryland as its “Official Goodwill Ambassadors.”  The Boychoir performs over 80 times annually throughout Maryland and on national/international tours that have taken them to 35 states and fourteen countries. The choristers have sung at many distinguished venues, including The White House, National Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Sunday on Broadway: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

The Party Committee invites you to Sunday on Broadway, October 28 at 7:00 in the Auditorium.

Howard Keel and Jane Powell are rapturous newlyweds who tame his six rowdy bachelor brothers in the Oregon County. The movie Seven Brides and Seven Brothers includes some of the most thrilling energetic dances ever put on film. A feel good movie.

The film debuted July 15, 1954. It debuted on Broadway on July 8, 1982. The running time is 1hr and 43 min.

Musician in Residence: Jamie Gallupe and Company

On Monday, October 29, Musician in Residence Jamie Gallupe, a baroque cellist, viola da gamba player, and soprano who specializes in the budding field of historically informed performance practice will perform with a special guest at 7:30 in the auditorium. Like many who are drawn to historical performance, Jamie’s musical studies began with traditional cello pedagogy. However, her taste for the more eclectic things in life took her to perform in a variety of nontraditional venues.

Please come and support our newest Musician in Residence.

Let’s Write!                                                         

Let’s Write!  Edenwald’s writing group meets at 3:30 on Wednesday, October 31 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. Your writing can be a journal entry, poetry, fiction, an op-ed piece, or essay. Perhaps write about a memory from your past or thoughts about people or events for the present, visits to memorable places, encounters with unusual people, humorous incidents or recollections of friends or relatives that you treasure.  Writers are asked to bring eight copies of pieces to be read to the group.  Listeners are welcome and may join the discussion. Sessions last one hour. Those who attend our meetings are also invited to have dinner and conversation with other Let’s Write! members at 5:30 in the Valley Room.

Halloween Party

The Party Committee invites you to our annual Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31 from 7:30 until 9:00 in the auditorium.

Join in the merriment with music featuring Frankie and Trish.

Please come in costume and wear your dancing shoes. Be spooky or beautiful just please come as something. Our judges want many people to judge.

Looking forward to seeing you at our evening of ghosts and goblins.

 


RECURRING EVENTS

Guided Meditation – Tuesdays 1:30-2:00 in the group exercise room Join Aluma Yoga Instructors in a 30 minute, guided meditation experience meant to assist you in releasing stress, pain, fear, anxiety and more. We will explore different meditation techniques each week to provide you tools that you can use outside of our guided sessions. No experience necessary. All are welcome.

Bocce Ball – Every Thursday afternoon from 1:00-2:00 on the 5th floor green roof. Last summer, bocce ball was a crowd favorite outdoor activity. This game is also fun to watch if you don’t feel like playing. Will you join us again this year?

Fitness Assessment Fridays – The fourth Friday of every month from 1:00-2:45, Marianne will conduct fitness assessments. Sign up for a fitness assessment in the activity book located in the main lobby. You must have a current physician’s clearance form on file to participate. Please check with Marianne to make sure yours is up to date.

Backgammon – Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players, dating from the Byzantine Empire. A game that has been played for centuries has got to be fun! Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you! We will have 5 boards available each Monday at 2:30 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. Contact Zak Pindell at 410-616-8210 if you have any questions.

Glee Club – There are no rehearsals scheduled for June and July. Glee Club rehearsals will resume in August.

Edenwald Theatre – We will continue to meet every Monday at 3:00 in the auditorium. You may join us, or you may come just to watch. At present, skits and short plays are being performed for members, followed by a critique or discussion.  We are a reader’s theatre — we do not memorize.

Duplicate Bridge – Duplicate bridge is played every Tuesday of the month at 12:30 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.  For further information, contact Anne Engle or Virginia McLernon.

Bingo – The Bingo fun takes place every Tuesday at 7:30 in the auditorium-2 cards for $1.00! Come try YOUR luck!

Bible Study – Everyone is invited to attend the weekly Bible class on Thursdays at 10:00 in the Terraces multipurpose room. Rev. Ron Standiford will be teaching from the book of Philippians showing a reason to give thanks about how God works in you.  Following this, we will be studying the books of James and Hebrews.

Book Mobile – Please note the new schedule and look for the book mobile in the front of the building the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9:30 to 12:30.  You can call ahead and reserve a book if you know which title you are looking for.  Just call the Mobile Library Service at 410-887-7586 or see Lisha for a reservation sheet.  When you call, be sure to have your library card number handy. Do take advantage of this wonderful service.

 

Wellness

**EXERCISE CLASS TIME CHANGES FOR OCTOBER ONLY:

  • 10-minute Balance classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00.
  • Supervised Exercise on Mondays and Wednesdays will take place from 11:30-12:30.

Throughout the month of October, come to the fitness center to decorate a pumpkin to hang on the walls outside the fitness center. Marianne has saved some from previous years, so stop by and make another one to add to her collection!

Trick or treat! Take a wild guess at how many treats are in the jar! Everyone will get one guess per day. Winners will be announced by noon every Friday. Every week there’s a different treat!

US Naval Academy tour and lunch Thursday, October 18 from 9:00-3:00 For October’s trail hike we are headed to the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Join us on this historical tour of the Academy followed by a light lunch before we head back. This “hike” will be difficult, so please check with Marianne if you are unsure. We must have a minimum of 10 people sign up by October 9. The cost is $27, and you must cancel before Tuesday, October 9.

Aquatic Therapy presentation Tuesday, October 23 at 1:30 in the auditorium. Julia and Anna will be talking about their aqua therapy program. This presentation is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about how being in the water can be useful in helping you achieve your therapeutic goals.

Stair walking Wednesdays in October at 9:00 meet at Marianne’s office located by the pool to practice climbing the stairs. This is a relaxed activity that allows you the freedom to walk as many (or as few) flights of stairs you want. If you’re interested, feel free to talk to Marianne and find out more about it!

**THE FOLLOWING EXERCISE CLASSES ARE RETURNING TO OUR SCHEDULE. Please pay special attention to the dates of each class, as they are not held every week:

Fit Fusion- 11:15 Wednesday, October 10, 24, and 31

Meditation- 1:00 Wednesday, October 3, 17