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.

Museum of Industry

Unlike many of America’s museums, the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s collections do not document the lifestyles of the elite. You will not find fine art or furnishings. Rather, the 100,000 objects the BMI holds document the often-overlooked people in history- the workers, small business people, and citizens who built America. The BMI’s collections are evocative reminders of Baltimore’s great history. They explain more effectively than any textbook, how the city developed from a small trading post to a thriving, industrial center of manufacturing and commerce in a few decades.

This bus will depart at 9:45 on Thursday, August 2. The total cost of the trip is $6, which was billed to your account.  The due date to cancel was Monday, July 23. This trip is rated MODERATE.

National Geographic Museum: Tomb of Christ & Titanic

Be virtually transported to Jerusalem and discover the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything you’ve seen in a museum before. We will be able to virtually visit the church and learn about its storied history and enduring mysteries.

Once you have visited the Tomb of Christ, make your way over to the self-guided tour of Titanic: The Untold Story exhibit. This extensive exhibition will transport you to the height of transatlantic steamship travel, displaying items from the luxurious ocean liner and share stories, many for the first time of some aboard the ship on its tragic maiden voyage. See incredible images and artifacts, like the coat worn by Titanic survivor Marion Wright Woolcott, and never before exhibited ship and expedition memorabilia, including the 8,000-pound crew module from the submersible Ballard and team used to survey the shipwreck.

The bus will depart promptly at 8:30 on Tuesday, August 7 and return by 4:00. Lunch will be on your on inside the museum café. The total cost of this trip is $20. The deadline to cancel was Tuesday, July 24. This trip is rated DIFFICULT.

Spice and Dice

Don’t you want food that tastes delicious and makes you feel good? At Spice & Dice, enjoy authentic home-cooked Thai meals from family recipes using only the finest ingredients from fresh vegetables to imported Thai spices.  Spice & Dice is just what Towson needed… a unique, colorful dining experience.

The bus will depart at 11:15 on Thursday, August 16. See Lisha or Zak for a copy of the menu.  Sign up in the reservation book. This trip is rated EASY.

Woodbourne Creamery

Woodbourne Creamery at Rockhill Orchard is Montgomery County’s first all new dairy facility in sixty years. In addition, they are the first all pasture robotic milking facility in North America.  Licensed as a Grade A dairy and processing facility, they are selling Golden Guernsey Creamline milk at the market.

They have a small herd of sixty Guernsey cows and have been raising them since 2001. Guernsey milk is distinctively different from store bought milk in that it is naturally high in beta carotene so has a slightly yellow color. In 2013 they installed a Voluntary Milking System. Cows come in to be milked when they want, typically between two to three times per day. Join us Tuesday, August 21, as we learn more about the cows, creamery, VMS, grazing operations and why the cows thrive on eating grass all day long.

We will have time to shop at the market after our tour. A picnic lunch will be served under a covered pavilion at the farm. When signing up please select either a ham or a turkey sandwich. Lunch includes water, chips and an ice cream at the farm. The total cost of the trip is $15. The deadline to cancel is Wednesday, August 15. After that your account will be charged.  The bus will depart at 9:15 and return by 3:00.

This trip is rated DIFFICULT.  There is a tractor driven wagon ride to the creamery and uneven terrain at the farm.  Wear appropriate walking shoes.  We must have a minimum of 15 for this trip.

National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a nonpartisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” The Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibits and constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition.

The museum’s main exhibit includes three signature attractions: Signer’s Hall, Constituting Liberty and the Hamilton Exhibit. The guide will be sure to give the group time to sit at various points during the tour. Once we have viewed the museum attraction, we will make our way to City Tavern for lunch.

Just as the founding fathers dined on elegant, sophisticated cuisine at City Tavern, so will you. John Adams called the City Tavern “the most genteel tavern in America,” and the restaurant, founded in 1773, has hosted celebrations since the beginning of the American Revolution. City Tavern’s cuisine is made fresh daily from scratch with local ingredients. When signing up for this trip please make your lunch selection:

Medallions of Beef; Burgundy Demi Glaze
or
Filet of Salmon; Sauce Béarnaise

Entrees comes with Tavern Country Salad, Mashed Potatoes,
Seasonal Vegetables, Dessert, Coffee and Tea

Join us on Thursday, August 23 for a taste of history. The bus will depart at 9:30. The total for this trip is $60 that includes your guided tour, bus fee, lunch, tax and tip. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, August 14. After that, your account will be charged. This trip is rated DIFFICULT. There is a considerable amount of walking; appropriate footwear is encouraged.

The Horses and Hounds Scenic Byway

The Horses and Hounds Scenic Byway extends 100 miles in a loop through northern and eastern Baltimore County and western Harford County. You’re still in “Horse Country” as you head north on Dulaney Valley Road toward Jacksonville. See it for yourself on Thursday, August 30. Explore the scenic roadways of the Loch Raven Reservoir and Long Green Pike seeing St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The structure was built in 1855 after the original church, established in 1822, burned down. We will make one stop to enjoy some ice cream at Prigel Creamery. Completing our circle, we will drive through Gittings, Notch Cliff and Glen Arm, continuing down Cromwell Bridge Road.

The bus will depart at 1:00 on Thursday, August 30 and return by 2:30. You will need to bring payment for our ice cream stop, besides that, this is a free trip. This trip is rated EASY.


Health and Wellness

Monday 2:00 Tai Chi with Claudia will not take place during the entire month of August. Class will resume after Labor Day on September 10.

Duckpin Bowling at Stoneleigh Lanes. Come with us to play duckpins on Wednesday, August 1 from 1:00-3:30. Cost is $3 for two games and shoe rental. Before we head back to Edenwald, we will stop by The Charmery for ice cream. Residents will be responsible for paying for themselves. Space is limited. Sign up in the main lobby.

August 6th -10th is the Nu-Step Marathon. Did you know that it takes approximately 47,424 steps on the Nu-Step to ‘travel’ the 26-mile distance of a marathon? This week, let’s see how far we can go. Don’t worry, you won’t have to do it all by yourself. This is a group effort where every step counts. There will be a running total posted in the fitness center where you will write YOUR number of steps. It’s entirely possible that we may surpass 26 miles by the end of the week. Do you think we can do it?

Patapsco State Park trail hikeTuesday, August 14 from 9:30-12:30. This shady, paved trail runs along the Patapsco River. Some people walk the whole time, and some people sit on a bench and enjoy nature. Whatever you decide to do is up to you! Sign up in the Activities book.

August 20-24 is “Try a new exercise class week”. You can take any exercise class any time, but Will YOU? Why not try a new class this week? For those of you who have your normal routine, now is your chance to switch it up. If you’re new to the fitness center, that’s easy! Try everything! We’ll see you there.

2018 Edenwald Summer Olympics Event sign up pages are located in the reservation book in the main lobby. Just like the regular Summer Olympics, we encourage spectators. Come watch us play! Then, come to the Closing Ceremony to see who won the gold.

2018 Summer Olympics schedule of events:

Monday, August 27
1:00-2:30 – Mental Gymnastics in multipurpose room

Tuesday, August 28
1:00-1:45 –Basketball in group exercise room

Wednesday, August 29
1:00-2:30 Wii Bowling Tournament in 6th floor activity room

Thursday, August 30
1:00-2:00 1-mile walking relay at the indoor track

Friday, August 31
1:00 – Awards ceremony in multipurpose room

The Stepping Up Nutrition Workshop by the Baltimore County Department of Health is open to all. Malnutrition can cause muscle loss and dizziness, and increase your risk of falls. This workshop will help you learn what you can do to eat better and improve your health. Class will be held in the auditorium on Tuesday, August 28 from 1:00-3:30.


Upcoming Events

Thomas Pandolfi

We are pleased to welcome back Thomas Pandolfi on Wednesday, August 1 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.

The Alexandria Kleztet

Klezmer is Eastern-European Jewish folk music, the kind of music that would have been heard at weddings and other types of village celebrations in the Old Country a century ago.  But it gets even more interesting than that, because it’s also what happened to this music when over two and a half million Jews traveled across the Atlantic Ocean at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries and settled in the New World, primarily in the New York metropolitan area, where those Old World sounds began to mix with the sounds of the New — early jazz, dixieland, Tin Pan Alley, and the like.  The result is a quintessentially American form of music, reflective of the American immigrant “melting pot” experience.

We are pleased to welcome The Alexandria Kleztet Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Wine Tasting

First Friday of the month Wine Tasting will be held on Friday, August 3 at 4:30 outside the auditorium.

Sunday Worship   

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

August 5    Rev. Emora Brannan
August 12  Rev. Jerry Todd
August 19  Rev. Edwin Ankeny
August 26  Rev. Ron Standiford

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 August. Glee Club rehearsals will resume on September 10.

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.

Harbor City Chorus

The Harbor City Chorus is a Men’s Barbershop Chorus, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Under the direction of Bill Biehl, the chorus will perform on Monday, August 6 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

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 (410-823-2364) or Virginia McLernon (410-825-8069).

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, August 7 at 7:30 to discuss “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson.

Readers have described this book as   ” Vivid history of the glittering Chicago World’s Fair and its dark side…..Gripping drama, captured with a reporter’s nose for a good story and a novelist’s flair for telling it….An irresistible page-turner that reads like the most compelling sleep-defying fiction.”  You don’t want to miss this discussion group!

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 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.

Christiana Drapkin

Jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin has been performing for over twenty years. She is noted for her lyrical and highly personal delivery of ballads and for her abandoned yet artful scat improvisations. Christiana’s  singing is deeply immersed in the rich traditions of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McRae, as well as in the vocalese fireworks of Anita O’Day, Annie Ross and Eddie Jefferson.

Christiana came to the US as a Fulbright exchange student from Germany, studying in New Orleans where she got her first immediate exposure to Jazz. Moving to New York provided her with her ideal artistic home, where she became part of a vibrant local jazz scene. She studied jazz with pianist Charles Sibirsky and vocal coach Barbara Feller. Christiana has drawn a lot of inspiration and support from workshops with Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy, and, more recently, Tierney Sutton.

Christiana will be joining us on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

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

The Transatlantic Duo

The TransAtlantic Duo of Alexander Paperny and Vladimir Fridman explore such diverse musical traditions as Bach, Klezmer, Jazz, and traditional Russian music with a peerless virtuosity in a program that explores the world’s musical heritage.

Alexander and Vladimir began working together in 1988 as members of the Moscow based Jazz Balalaika with which they toured the world.  At the same time, the two began performing successfully as a duo.

The Transatlantic Duo will join us on Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

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, August 10, Rabbi Floyd Herman will help us welcome Shabbat. Service will be held this month at 4:00 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.

There will only be one service this month.

Coffee and Conversation

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

Sunday on Broadway: Oklahoma

The party Committee invites you to Sunday On Broadway on Sunday, August 12 at 7:00 in auditorium.

From its Broadway roots to its motion pictures success, Oklahoma contains soaring melodies and joyous songs in a loving celebration of the American spirit.

The first collaboration of famed partners Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma set the American Musical Theater standard.

Oklahoma debuted on Broadway in March 1943 (75 years ago), the musical was a perfect reprieve for audiences immersed in the day to day anxieties of the world.

We will be showing the 1955 movie version with Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae. The Running time is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Middle River Concert Band

The Middle River Concert Band was formed in 1956 as a result of several company bands folding when the businesses they represented decided against supporting the musicians.

Members came from many companies including Bethelehem Steel, Martin Airport, and Western Electric. The band started with 15 members and grew to over 50 as the years progressed.  An all-volunteer group, the Middle River Concert Band enjoys a reputation for performing excellence.

Join the Middle River Concert Band on Monday, August 13 at 7:30 Auditorium.

Book Mobile

Look for the book mobile in the front of the building the 3rd Wednesday of every month; August 15 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.

Earth’s Changing Climate

Earth’s climate is changing, there’s no doubt.  Explore the complex forces that have influenced the evolution of our climate from Earth’s formation to present day and the human causes of recent climate change. From Ice Ages and vanishing glaciers to rising sea levels, loss of species and the effects of Earth’s orbit, we will look at the dynamic and fragile environment of our home planet, both natural and human-caused. Join Jim O’ Leary for a 3 part series on Earth’s Changing Climate on Wednesday, August 15, 22 and 29 at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Serving the Maryland Science Center (MSC) in numerous functions for more than 30 years, Mr. O’Leary is responsible for the planning, production and presentation of programs in MSC’s Davis Planetarium and the Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory and is MSC liaison to large-format (IMAX) film producers and distributors. He has produced dozens of programs for the Davis Planetarium, seven of which have played in more than 650 planetariums worldwide.

Mr. O’Leary is a frequent lecturer on topics of Earth and space science to both adults and children, and a familiar face and voice on TV and radio, where he is often called upon to interpret space science and astronomy. Since 2001 he has hosted the weekly Skywatch radio program on the local NPR affiliate, introducing listeners to the latest space science and astronomy news.

Jay Daniels

Please welcome Jay Daniels on Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium.

What makes certain songs memorable? What allows them to stand the test of time? For pianist and vocalist Jay Daniels, the answer is simple. These songs possess a rich combination of melody and lyrics, unsurpassed by many modern compositions. These are the songs you love, popularized by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline, and others. At each performance, Jay not only brings a fresh interpretation of these classics, but he makes a lasting impression on his audience. For Jay, it’s not merely an opportunity to perform. For Jay, it is an opportunity to share his gift of music.

Robert Statham

“The soloist played with ease and self-confidence one of the most difficult pieces ever written for piano.  His controlled yet stirring key work created a thrill of expectation with each new swell of crescendo decrescendo pairings.”  That’s what The Washington Post said after Robert Statham’s performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3.

Robert Statham has been an award-winning artist since he first began performing.  He won first place awards in the District and Regional Finals of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Talent Competition, the Frederic Chopin Award for gifted young pianists, a Mayoral Citation in Baltimore, and the Governor’s Citation for Piano Performance-Morgan State College, among others.  He has studied at Hampton University, Peabody Conservatory, and the Rome School at Catholic University.  His repertoire is drawn mostly from the Romantic era of classical music.  In addition, Statham delivers a fine program celebrating the work of African-American composers.

Edenwald is pleased to welcome back Robert Statham on Monday, August 20 at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Linda’s Treasures

Linda’s Treasures Boutique is coming to YOU on Tuesday, August 21 in the Auditorium from 11:00 to 3:00.  Enjoy shopping for the latest in Summer apparel and accessories.  There’s something for everyone.

See YOU there!

Edenwald Theatre

Edenwald Theatre presents “Fun on the Run” on Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 in the Auditorium. It will feature famous and humorous skits, some poems by Judith Viorst, and some sing alongs of the Mitch Miller days. Come join the fun and the great songs such as “Beer Barrel Polka” and “When the Saints go Marching In” plus more.

We continue to rehearse every Monday at 3:00 in the Auditorium. We also continue to invite any and all of you who wish to join our group of thespians to join us. Our doors are wide open.

Al Shackman, who has been with us the longest, has just announced his retirement from the group. Al, we will miss you!

Musician in Residence: Meet and Greet

Our new Musician in Residence is Jamie Gallupe, a baroque cellist, viola da gamba player, and soprano who specializes in the budding field of historically informed performance practice.  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. This immersion in diverse styles and performance practices eventually led her to find her passion in early music. Teaching experience includes over seven years teaching cello and music as well as over eight years teaching martial arts and a new experience as a yoga instructor.

Let’s welcome Jamie on Friday, August 24 at 1:30 for an afternoon Meet and Greet. Jamie will also give us a preview musical interlude.

Foreign Film Night: The Butterfly

A young French girl, Elsa is often left on her own due to the work schedule of her single mother, Isabelle. After Elsa ends up spending time with Julien, a surly old butterfly collector, the two set out on a journey through the countryside. Intent on finding a particularly short-lived butterfly, Julien and Elsa form an unlikely friendship on their rural trek, but trouble arises when her mom becomes concerned as to her whereabouts.

Join us Friday, August 24 at 7:30 in Auditorium.

Sunday on Broadway: Carousel

The Party Committee invites you to Sunday on Broadway on Sunday, August 26 at 7:00 in the Auditorium.

Carousel returned To Broadway in 2018 winning two Tony awards. It is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It debuted on Broadway in 1945. It was adapted from Ferme Molvar’s 1909 play Liliom transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline.

Carousel debuted as a movie in 1956 starring Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae. We will showing this movie. The running time is 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Acapella Fellas

Join us Monday, August 27 at 7:30 for Acapella Fellas! This singing quartet has been friends for over 15 years. They will win the audience over with their harmonies and song selections!

Don’t be surprised when they make you laugh and forget your troubles!

Let’s Write!

Let’s Write!  Edenwald’s writing group meets at 3:30 on Wednesday, August 29 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.

Beat the Heat Party

The Party Committee invites you on Thursday, August 30 to “A Beat the Heat” Party at 7:00 on the 5th floor Roof Garden.

Dress in patio attire. Enjoy good company, good entertainment and a cool refreshing snowball in this beautiful outdoor setting. Please come and enjoy a waning day party in the summer of 2018. Hope to see you there!

Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is rapidly approaching and we are once again planning a pre-holiday dinner to celebrate. This year 2018, we will be celebrating on two successive evenings in the 2nd floor Dining Room and Lounge to make the occasion more intimate.  Sign up for one date only, either, Wednesday, September 5 OR Thursday, September 6 both events will begin at 5:00.

Again, we will have a short introduction followed by a served traditional dinner offering a choice of entree. Please select either chicken or brisket when signing up. Everyone is invited!

Dining arrangements will consist of tables of six persons each. We will have a maximum of 36 people each night. Please sign up in the reservation book for whichever evening and entree that you prefer. We will do our best to accommodate all who are interested.


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 (410-823-2364) or Virginia McLernon (410-825-8069).

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.