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

ALL trips will depart from the Tower lobby.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time listed.

Activities will continue to be advertised on the bulletin board; however, sign-up sheets are located in the registration book.  All activities will be listed in the book at the beginning of the month, or at least two weeks prior to an event.  Remember – if it’s on the board it’s in the book!

Please remember to always check the Edentimes calendar for shopping, church, and day/evening trip schedules.  If there is a time change for any trip, it will be posted on the bulletin board

Milton Inn

On Tuesday, December 4, join the Party Committee as we will journey to The Milton Inn for a traditional turkey meal with all the trimmings.

The Milton Inn, a 276-year-old fieldstone building in Northern Baltimore County, is counted among Maryland’s historic treasures. It is believed that construction of the Inn began in 1740, and it has grown and changed over the years to become one of the premier country dining spots in the United States. The house was originally used as a coach stop for Quakers who settled in this area.

A wonderful way to begin the holidays! The total cost of the trip is $35 to be billed to your account.  The deadline to cancel was Tuesday, November 20. Your account has been charged.  The bus will depart at 11:30 and return by 3:00.  This trip is limited to 30 guests.  This trip is rated EASY.

The Avenue at White Marsh

Looking to do some holiday shopping?  Join us on Thursday, December 6 as we go to the Avenue at White Marsh. The bus will depart at 11:00 for a few hours of holiday shopping. We will return by 3:00. The total cost of this trip is $5 for transportation. This trip is rated MODERATE.

Holiday Train Garden

Continuing a longtime tradition, come view the Baltimore City Fire Department Engine 45 Holiday Train Garden. The holiday train garden is a 12 by 40-foot animated display representing countless hours of dedication from firefighters and community volunteers alike. Each year the garden features displays with themes relative to the Fire Department and current issues. The Train Garden almost occupies half of the station and is expected to draw more than 10,000 people.

The bus will depart on Tuesday, December 11 at 10:00a.m and return by 12:00. This is a free trip. This trip is rated EASY.

Redeemer Classical Christian School

Redeemer Classical Christian School invites the residents of Edenwald to a Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 12 at Mountain Christian Church, Cook Auditorium. The Christmas Program includes PreK-12th grade with a variety of choirs, bands, and string ensembles, conducted by Sheldon Bair and his wife Barbara.  Maestro Bair is the Founder and Conductor of the Susquehanna Symphony.

This is a free concert. The bus will depart at 5:15p.m. If you are interested please sign up in the registration book. This trip is rated EASY.

Christmas Village Tour

Christmas Village in Baltimore is a combination of an outdoor and indoor Holiday Market at West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor. The event is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany like the famous Christkindl Market in Nuremberg.

Journey through time with merchants, craftsmen and traders. Experience a guided tour with a firsthand experience through the history of European Christmas markets from past to present on this unforgettable day.

Join us on Thursday, December 13.  The bus will depart at 10:15 and return by 2:00.  The total cost of this trip is $20, which includes an interactive guided tour through Christmas Village, lunch with traditional German food a mulled wine with a take-home, collectible Christmas Village mug and transportation.  The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, December 11, after which your account will be charged. This trip is rated MODERATE.

Sweet Simplici-Tea

Sweet Simplici-Tea Tea Room and Gift Shoppe opened for business June 2008 in Historic Downtown Sykesville and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy an afternoon tea lunch with friends.

Join us for royal afternoon tea on Thursday, December 20. The trip includes a choice of tea, appetizer, scone of the month, homemade soup of the day, and house salad with homemade poppy seed dressing, four tea savories, three tea desserts, fresh fruit garnish. Please let Lisha know of any dietary needs so she may alert the tea room prior to your arrival.

We will depart at 10:30 and return by 3:00. The total cost of the trip including tax and gratuity is $38. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, December 11.  After that you will be charged.  We must have at least 15 residents sign up in order to attend. This trip is rated EASY.

Holiday Pops

Broadway musical director Andy Einhorn leads the BSO and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in festive favorites from A Christmas Carol, Frozen and The Sound of Music. Featuring the ever-popular tap-dancing Santas and an audience sing-along. The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall becomes a winter wonderland with pre-concert performances, holiday cookies and ornaments for sale. Join us for this celebration of the holiday season!

Join us for an afternoon of merriment on Saturday, December 22. The bus will depart at 1:00. The total cost of this trip is $25, and this includes the cost of your ticket and transportation. The deadline to cancel was November 30.  This trip is rated EASY.

Subscription Series

The bus will depart for the Everyman Theater production of The Importance Of Being Earnest on Saturday, December 15 at 1:00.

The bus will depart for the Everyman Theater production of The Importance Of Being Earnest on Friday, December 21 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the Center Stage production of A Wonder In My Soul on Sunday, December 23 at 1:15.

Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship

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

December 2             Rev. Emora Brannan

December 16           Rev. David Pennylegion

December 23           Rev. Ron Standiford

December 30           Rev. Mark Johnson

Sunday on Broadway: Holiday Inn

The Party Committee invites you to Sunday on Broadway, Sunday, December 2 at 7:00 in the auditorium.

In Holiday Inn screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire are two talented pals who find themselves competing for the affection of the same lovely lady, Marjorie Reynolds. It is filled with singing, dancing, comedy, and romance.

Irving Berlin wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the best known being White Christmas.  The movie was made in 1942.

Holiday Inn debuted on Broadway in 2016.  Running time 1hr 41min.

Glee Club

Come join the Glee Club, rehearsals will be held each Monday at 1:30 in the Auditorium.

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

Hanukkah Candle Lighting

Monday, December 3 at 5:00 in the auditorium, we will be having a short introduction to the Hanukkah holiday and symbolic candle lighting followed by dinner. Residents may choose to eat at any dining venue because a traditional Hanukkah meal will be on the menu that evening. No formal sign up is required unless individuals want to make a reservation for a large party in the Grille or Valley Room.  All are welcome to attend.

Is It Schubert or Schumann?

Indeed which is it and what do they stand for.  The lives of these two early romantic composers are the stuff of legend.  In 31 years Schubert left us over 1,000 pieces of music.  Schumann in his 46 years was slightly less prolific but wrote no lack of masterpieces.  Both wrote exquisite songs, chamber music and symphonies!  Both had tragic but fascinating lives.  Could anything be wrong about spending an hour with the two Schu’s?  No!

Edenforum welcomes Jonathan Palevsky back to enlighten and to entertain us with his musical knowledge and scintillating delivery.  Be sure to be there on December 3rd at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Jonathan Palevsky is Program Director at WBJC 91.5 FM.  His undergraduate studies at Carleton University focused on music history and his graduate studies at Peabody on guitar performance.  When he came to Peabody he got a part-time job at WBJC.  He has been in Baltimore and with WBJC ever since.

Duplicate Bridge                                                          

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

Bingo                                                                                                                   

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, December 4, at 7:30 in the private dining room on the second floor.

The book we will be discussing is “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk”, a debut novel by Seattle author Kelli Estes. Combining history, mystery, tragedy and romance, she explores a horrific little-known era in our nation’s history.

Through stories about two young women, 130 years apart, she provides vivid details of the overt cultural war that white settlers were waging on their Chinese neighbors back in the late eighteen hundreds.

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.

Trinidad North with David Gettes & Paul Downie

Edenwald is pleased to welcome back David Gettes and Paul Downie on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

David Gettes is a scientist, educator, and steel drum musician, builder, and tuner. In the 1980’s he became one of the first individuals to systematically “study” the building and tuning of steel drums under the direction of the legendary “grandfather of the steel drum”, Ellie Mannette of Trinidad. David became Ellie’s apprentice and studied with him for 7 years learning the guarded secrets of how to build, tune and perform on all the different steel drums that comprise a Steel Drum Orchestra. He is now a leading figure in the steel drum art form with his band Trinidad North performing and lecturing throughout the United States on the musical, social and technical evolution of this art form.

Paul Downie is an artist, designer, musician and educator. He is currently the Executive Director of the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. He has worked extensively as a muralist, painting over 30 murals in Philadelphia and Chester, since 2005. For the past 20 years he has performed as a drummer, percussionist and vocalist all around the Mid-Atlantic region and southern East Coast with numerous musical projects, primarily focusing on reggae and other Caribbean music.

TaylorMarie Fashion

Imagine a day at a boutique…right here at Edenwald. That’s what TaylorMarie’s provides!  They are a mobile retail clothing store offering fashionable, respected high-quality brands of women’s clothing and accessories. Their goal is to recreate the total shopping experience of a department store without the hassle of ever leaving your home.

A visit from TaylorMarie’s creates an experience that goes beyond the clothing; it’s a fun, festive event that everyone looks forward to. Join them on Thursday, December 6 from 10:00 to 2:00 in the auditorium.

Bookmobile                                                                                                    

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.

Thomas Pandolfi

We are most fortunate to have with us Thomas Pandolfi on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

The young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the “Pops” genre, Thomas is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship student. He is the father of two beautiful children, and resides in Washington, DC.

Wine Tasting

First Friday of the month, Wine Tasting will be held on Friday, December 7 outside the Auditorium.

Bach In Baltimore

Music Director and founder T. Herbert Dimmock brings Bach in Baltimore to our Edenwald audience on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 in the auditorium. They will present a program of short pieces: some choral, some solo and some instrumental.

Bach in Baltimore’s mission is to perform, the choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach (and his contemporaries), and to educate the concert-going public about the musical language of Bach and the texts he chose to set to music.

Coffee and Conversation

Want a great way to meet your neighbors?  Stop in on Saturday morning, December 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 in the 2nd Floor Dining Room and Lounge.  Hope to see you there!

Saving the African Elephants

Edenforum is pleased to welcome Susie Needle on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Travel to Kenya, East Africa, to learn about the African elephant and the crisis facing this species. Poaching for their ivory tusk has reached epidemic proportions and many orphaned elephants are being rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. This organization has been saving orphan elephants and others for over 40 years, nurturing them as young calves and eventually, with the help of their human “keeper” and older orphans return them back into the wild.

Susie Needle has been giving presentations related to saving the African elephant in schools and libraries for over 6 years. As a former educator of dyslexic children, she has sensitivity and insights into bringing relevant information to a wide audience in an interesting and compelling way. Her passion for the African elephant was inspired by Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s memoir, Love, Life and Elephants.

Linda’s Treasures

Linda’s Treasures Boutique is coming to you on Tuesday, December 11 from 11:00-3:00 in the auditorium. There’s something for everyone.  See YOU there! Personal checks accepted.

James Kellerman

Like many musicians, James Kellerman first ventured into playing on the family piano. From the age of five, he began making up tunes and remained largely self-taught, despite a year of piano lessons. In his suburban Chicago school he played the saxophone, learning about big band jazz and classical music. Accepting a full scholarship in 1984 to the University of Arizona Music School, he immersed himself in playing saxophone and flute.

Since 2003 James has been having a great time performing his “one man show” with approximately 3000 shows all over the country from California to Colorado, Arizona to Illinois, and Missouri to Minnesota.

Hear James Kellerman on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

The Alexandria Kleztet

Please welcome on Thursday, December 13 at 7: 30 the Alexandria Kleztet.

Exciting and innovative, The Alexandria Kleztet has been combining traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade. New arrangements of traditional melodies and original songs by members of the band draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock and other musical genres to create a unique and entertaining sound.

The band is based in the Washington/Baltimore area and has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including annual appearances at the Kennedy Center and regular concerts at the Peabody Institute. They began touring internationally in 2007 with an appearance at the Semanas Musicales festival in Chile. Led by woodwind player Seth Kibel, the band includes violinist Helen Hausmann, bassist Scott Harlan and percussionist Tim Jarvis.

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, December 14 from 10:00 to 11:00 in the auditorium. No sign up needed.

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, December 14, Cantor Ann Sacks will help us welcome Shabbat. Rabbi Floyd Herman will lead Shabbat on Friday, December 28. Services will be held this month at 4:00 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.

Glee Club Holiday Sing-Along

Come along; help to bring joy to our world. Bring a torch of song into the silent night on December 14.  Come a-caroling into the auditorium at 7:30. Come, all you faithful. Let the angels on high hear our voices as together we tell the mountains the joy of singing, the spinning of the dreidels and the ringing of the bells. Santa will be looking for you.

As a special holiday gift, Jamie Gallupe, our Musician in Residence, will add her musical talents to our sing along.

Sunday on Broadway: White Christmas

The Party Committee invites you to Sunday on Broadway, Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 in the auditorium.

White Christmas is a 1954 American Musical romantic comedy film. The film stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera Ellen. The music is by Irving Berlin. White Christmas premiered in 2000 in St. Louis as a stage production, it debuted on Broadway in 2008. The running time is 2hrs 20mins.

Post -Modern Architecture from Frank Lloyd Wright to Adam Smith

Edenforum is pleased to welcome Dr. Julianne K. Ferris on Monday, December 17 at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Join us as we examine the development of revolutionary postmodern buildings. Computer enhanced designs, strong lightweight materials and the competition to build the world’s tallest building have resulted in spectacular, unique structures. We will learn about the architects who designed these buildings and discuss how the buildings became major tourist attractions around the world from Dubai to Shanghai.

Dr. Ferris taught art education at the University of Maryland, College Park. In her retirement, she continues to teach in the adult education program at Alleghany College of Maryland in Cumberland. Dr. Ferris received her Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Book Club

Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

Join us Tuesday, December 18 at 1:30 in the auditorium for the Book Club. Runtime 1hr 44min. Rated PG-13

 Foreign Film: The Postman

Join the Film Committee on Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30 in the auditorium. This month’s film title is The Postman. This film is rated PG with a run time of 1hr 56min.

When exiled Cuban poet Pablo Neruda arrives on a tiny Italian isle, there’s so much new mail that Mario, an unemployed, uneducated layabout, is hired as a postman. His job is simply to deliver Neruda’s daily mail. Mario soon becomes a student of the poet, learning the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid and tell about the struggles of the working-class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman turns into a changed man.

Ain’t Misbehavin

Welcome back Ain’t Misbehavin Big Band on Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 in the auditorium. Their musical library consists of 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s big band standards. With vocal stylings by Brenda Blackwell, you are set for an event of musical bliss!

Musician in Residence: Jamie Gallupe and Friends

On Friday, December 21, 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 for us at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Jamie will bring with her a musical guest to be announced at a later date. Please come out show your support.

Let’s Write!   

Let’s Write!  Edenwald’s writing group meets at 3:30 on Wednesday, December 26 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.

The New World

The New World is a 2005 British-American romantic historical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, depicting the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia, settlement and inspired by the historical figures Captain John Smith, Pocahontas of the Powatan Native American tribe, and Englishman John Rolfe.

The New World received many award nominations for Lubezki’s          cinematography, Kilcher’s acting and Horner’s score. The work was      initially met with an only mildly positive critical response, although several critics later ranked it as one of the best films of the decade.

View this film on Thursday, December 27 at 7:00 in the auditorium. Please note the early show time.

Edenwald Theatre Presents: Humpty Dumpty vs. The King

Keep the evening of Friday, December 28 at 7:30 open so that you can see our new show “Humpty Dumpty vs. the King.” It should be a fun evening. Designed by a Law School in England, it is a mock trial correct in all its legal aspects that has been created to familiarize not only the law school students but others as well what happens in an English court room. This has also been presented elsewhere and as a consequence, some degree of humor has been added. This is an evening in which the audience will become an integral part of the show. Come and join the fun. By the way, you might even be interested in becoming a member of our group. The door is open, always, especially if you play the piano.

Sunday on Broadway: The Tenors

The Party Committee invites you to a concert of The Tenors Sunday on Sunday, December 30 at 7:00 in the auditorium.

We will be showing their DVD- “Fan Favorites” just released by PBS in August 2018. A wonderful collection of songs!

New Year’s Eve Celebration

The Party Committee invites you to the auditorium on Monday, December 31 – 8:30pm-12:30am to ring in the New Year!

Fun for all – Music, Dancing, Line Dancing, Refreshments, and BYOB (set ups provided).

We will do the famous New York Times Square ball-drop countdown together.  No need to keep looking at your watch; our DJ Larry Adler will have it all under control.  We will lift our glasses as we count down to the dawning of 2019, a new lease on life and a wish for an even better new year.

Sign up for a table in the reservation book.  Please, remember to inform us if you will not be able to attend.

Editorials: How They’re Born

Andrew Green, the editor of the Baltimore Sun’s editorial page, will speak at Edenwald on Monday, January 7. He will speak on Editorials: How They’re Born in the Auditorium at 7:30.

 


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

The pool will be closed and classes will be canceled on December 25th and January 1st. Exercise classes on other days during that time may be canceled or times changed. Please watch the bulletin board in the group exercise room for those changes.

Wednesdays at 1:00 during the month of December, let’s all get fit! If you ever wondered what Marianne does for her personal fitness, come to the fitness center to exercise with her. You’ll learn some new ways to do the same ‘ol exercises and have fun while you do it!

Everyone who signs in and exercises at the pool, fitness center, group exercise room, or indoor track by December 9th will receive a special surprise on their door this month.

Starting on December 4th, Fit Fusion with Vicki will be held every Tuesday at 10:30 in the group exercise room.

Letter writing to Veterans on December 7 at 1:30 in the multipurpose room to commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In September, we wrote over 40 letters to deployed service members. Join us for some tea, coffee, and treats while we write notes of encouragement and support for wounded veterans.

Are You Striving to Improve Your Balance? Try Tai Chi Mondays at 2:00 and Tuesdays at 10:00. Balance is a prominent concern that can be improved upon through Tai Chi practice. This exercise focuses on slow, fluid movements paired with weight shifting and foot placement. Tai Chi has proven to be an effective way to improve balance. Tai Chi movements are performed from both the seated and standing position and can be tailored to fit your individual needs. Come and experience these benefits for yourself!