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.

Saturday, February 2nd 

Met Opera: Carmen   Charles Theater

Rated: EASY   Departure: 11:30 a.m.

 Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed by the Opéra-Comique in Paris on March 3, 1875, where its breaking of conventions shocked and scandalized its first audiences.

Bizet died suddenly after the 33rd performance, unaware that the work would achieve international acclaim within the following ten years. Carmen has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the classical canon; the “Habanera” from act 1 and the “Toreador Song” from act 2 are among the best known of all operatic arias.

Thursday, February 7th 

Joey Chiu

Rated: EASY   Departure: 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year! Find out why Joey Chiu keeps appearing in Baltimore Magazine as “Baltimore’s Best.” Outstanding reviews, fabulous dishes and an inviting atmosphere are what keep their customers coming back.

We will be served a family style lunch with a variety of entrees, all of Joey Chiu favorites. The total cost of this trip is $25 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.

Thursday, February 7th

Reginald F. Lewis Museum: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden

Rated: MODERATE       Departure: 9:45 a.m.

Over 70 works in a variety of media showcase Romare Bearden as one of the most important visual artists of the 20th century.

Romare Bearden was an African-American artist. He worked with many types of media including cartoons, oils and collages. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, educated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bearden moved to New York City after high school and went on to graduate from NYU in 1935. He began his artistic career creating scenes of the American South.

Tuesday, February 12th

Hunt Valley Centre

Rated: MODERATE   Departure: 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies, lunch or maybe shopping. YOU choose! A list of suggested movies will be posted in the registration book.

Thursday, February 14th

The Kate Pearl Tea Room at Gypsy’s

Rated: EASY         Departure: 10:45 a.m.

With a long standing mission to differentiate themselves by offering exceptional tea service in a friendly atmosphere with the utmost attention to customer satisfaction and comfort and to be distinguished among the most innovative and progressive tearooms in the state.

Certain things in life are so superb that one is compelled to bring them together. Thus, the historic William Winchester House in Westminster, Maryland became Gypsy’s Tea Room in September, 2002. Join us as we enjoy an afternoon at The Kate Pearl Tea Room at Gypsy’s. The total cost of this trip is $40, which includes the Royal Tea package: appetizer, fluted fruit beverage, soup and salad, scones with clotted cream & spreads, fresh fruit, tea sandwiches & savories, assorted sweets, and sorbet. Tax, gratuity and transportation is included.

Tuesday, February 19th

Brandywine River Museum of Art: Three Generations of Wyeth’s

Rated: DIFFICULT         Departure: 9:00 a.m.

  1. C. Wyeth was one of America’s foremost illustrators in the 20th century. His renowned images of swashbuckling pirates, armor-clad knights and hard-riding cowboys fired the imaginations of readers for generations.

Join us for a docent led tour of the Three Generations of Wyeth’s. Lunch will be on your own at the Millstone Café inside the museum. Once our tour is over you will have plenty of time to explore on your own.

Friday, February 22nd

American Craft Council Show

Rated: MODERATE    Departure: 10:00 a.m.

Join us as we celebrate all things handmade at the American Craft Show at the Baltimore Convention Center. Come shop crafts like you’ve never seen before from more than 650 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home decor artists.

The cost of this trip is $16. This trip is rated MODERATE. Please sign up in the registration book. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, February 5 after which your account will be charged.

Thursday, February 28th

Charles Theater

Rated: EASY         Departure: TBD

Join us for an afternoon at the Charles Theater. Once the Showtime’s are announced by the theater, all information will be added to the registration book.

Saturday, March 2nd 

Met Opera: La Fille du Régiment   Charles Theater

Rated: EASY   Departure: 11:30 a.m.

La Fille du Régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is an opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard. It was first performed on February 11, 1840 by the Paris Opéra-Comique at the Salle de la Bourse.

The opera was written by Donizetti while he was living in Paris between 1838 and 1840 preparing a revised version of his then-unperformed Italian opera, Poliuto as Les Martyrs for the Paris Opéra. Since Martyrs was delayed, the composer had time to write the music for La fille, his first opera set to a French text, as well as to stage the French version of Lucia di Lammermoor as Lucie de Lammermoor.

Tuesday, March 5th

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Rated: MODERATE   Departure: 10:00 a.m.

Have you ever wondered how American currency is printed, secured from counterfeiting and destroyed?  You will have a docent-led tour through the facility. The walk-through tour is essentially in galleries above the factory floor.

The docent will explain what you are seeing and offer some fun facts about US currency and in some places guests say you can even smell the cold hard cash!

You’ll learn a lot about the process but don’t expect to get all the tips of the trade as photographs are not allowed on the tour.

The entire tour is about 40 minutes long. After the tour, please return to the bus for your grab and go lunch at Pot Belly Sandwich Shop. Lunch will be on your own.

Subscription Series

The bus will depart for the BSO Classical Friday production of Mozart Symphony No. 40 on Friday, February 8 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the Everyman Theater production of Everything is Wonderful on Saturday, February 9 at 1:00.

The bus will depart for Center Stage production of Fun Home on Sunday, February 10 at 1:15.

The bus will depart for the BSO Classical Thursday for Elgar Cello Concerto on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the Everyman Theater production of Everything is Wonderful on Friday, February 22 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the BSO Pops production of Christina Bianco: Woman of A Thousand Voices on Friday, March 1 at 7:00.

Upcoming Events

Bookmobile                                                                               

1st and 3rd Friday of Every Month                               

Location: Outside the Main Building   Time: 2:00 to 3:30

You can call ahead and reserve a book if you know which title you are looking for.

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.

Sunday Worship

Every Sunday

Location: Auditorium       Time: 3:00 p.m.                                                                     

Sunday Worship will continue each Sunday in February. All are welcome for worship, fellowship, and inspiration for the week ahead.

February 3               Rev. Emora Brannan

February 10             Rev. Jerry Todd

February 17             Rev. John Kirby

February 24             Rev. Ron Standiford

Glee Club

Every Monday

Location: Auditorium   Time: 1:30 p.m.                                                                           

Come join the Glee Club!

Backgammon

Every Monday

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room   Time: 2:30 p.m.                                                                       

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.

Edenwald Theatre

Every Monday

Location: Auditorium     Time: 3:00 p.m.                                                           

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

Every Tuesday

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room   Time: 12:30 p.m.                                                                      

Bingo

Every Tuesday 

Location: Auditorium     Time: 7:30p.m.                                                                                                     

2 cards for $1.00! Come try YOUR luck!

Bible Study

Every Thursday

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room   Time: 10:00 a.m.                                                                                            

Rev. Ron Standiford will be teaching from the book of Revelation showing how God provides for our future with Him.

Shabbat Service

2nd and 4th Friday of Every Month

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room   Time: 4:00 p.m.

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, February 8, Cantor Ann Sacks will help us welcome Shabbat. Rabbi Floyd Herman will lead Shabbat on Friday, February 22.                                                                                                 

Friday, February 1th

Wine Tasting   4:30 p.m. 

Location: Outside the Auditorium      Facilitator: Dining Services                      First Friday of the month, Wine Tasting!

Sunday, February 3th

Super Bowl Party 6:00 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

Are you ready for some football?

The doors will open at 6:00. Refreshments will be served. Sodas will be provided, but otherwise it is BYOB.  Open seating.

Monday, February 4th

Brahms Sonata in F Major:

One of the Great Masterworks for Cello and Piano

Location: Auditorium   Time: 7:30 p.m. 

We are pleased to welcome the return of Evan Drachman, cellist, under the auspices of the Piatigorsky Foundation.  His accompanist this time will be pianist, Wan-Chi Su.

Drachman is the founder and artistic director of The Piatigorsky Foundation whose mission is to make live classical music a part of the fabric of everyday life for underserved communities throughout the United States. The organization is named for Mr. Drachman’s grandfather, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Wan-Chi Su has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Asia, Europe, and throughout the United States.  Locally she presented a solo recital for the Sunday at Three series at WBJC. Ms. Su also collaborates with musicians of the BSO and regularly with the dance department at the Peabody Institute (both performing and arranging music), accompanies dozens of instrumental and vocal recitals each year.  She is on the faculty at Park School and is a doctoral candidate at Peabody.

Tuesday, February 5th

Book Club 7:30 p.m.                                                                            

Location: 2nd Floor Private Dining Room     Facilitator: Patricia Owens

The book we will be discussing is “Code Girls” by Liza Mundy. It is the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II, superbly researched and stirringly written. It is a crucial addition to the literature of America’s involvement in World War II.

Wednesday, February 6th

Baltimore Row Houses

Location: Auditorium   Time: 7:30 p.m.

Please welcome Charles Duff, President of Jubilee Baltimore. Charlie is an experienced developer and planner and an authority on Baltimore’s architecture and development. In twenty-three years as Jubilee’s President, Charlie has led a poteam that has built or rebuilt houses and apartments for thousands of Baltimoreans. Author of the Midtown Community Plan, he has been central in facilitating the revival of Baltimore’s four central neighborhoods. Charlie is a frequent lecturer on architectural history at the Walters Art Museum and the Johns Hopkins University.

Charles Duff is a developer, planner and historian of a non-profit group that has rebuilt more than 250 buildings in Baltimore neighborhoods. He developed City Arts, Baltimore’s first apartment building for artists in 2010 and is now developing two large projects in the Station North Arts District.

The North Atlantic Cities, A History of the World’s Row House Cities, will be published later this year.

Thursday, February 7th

Baltimore Musicales presents: “A Broadway Valentine” 7:30p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

“A Broadway Valentine”–an hour of unforgettable, spirit-lifting tunes by Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more. The artists of Baltimore Musicales will perform favorites from South Pacific, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, The Sound of Music and other classics from the Golden Age of Broadway.

On both opera and concert stages, soprano Thea Tullman Moore has delighted audiences with her “crystalline voice and natural stage presence” (Wall Street Journal). She has performed roles with Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Central City Opera, and has been heard in recital at the Ravinia Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Académie Musicale de Villecroze in Provence. As part of the Monteverdi series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, she sang the role of La Musica in Orfeo.

Known for her extensive vocal range, mezzo-soprano Elise Christina Jenkins has charmed audiences in repertoire ranging from opera and art song to operetta. Most recently, she joined The In Series for their Operetta Wonderland: The Magic of Victor Herbert. A frequent performer with Opera NOVA, she sang the role of Tisbe in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Monisha in Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha, and in various outreach programs and recitals.

Praised for his “outstanding, resonant bass” by Opera News and for his “sepulchral and frightening” tone by DC Metro Theater Arts, John T.K. Scherch recently performed in Washington Post music critic Anne Midgette’s #1 performance of 2018, Viva V.E.R.D.I.: The Promised End, a show that juxtaposed text from King Lear with the Verdi Requiem, with The In Series. He was the bass soloist in Harford Choral Society’s performance of Bach’s Magnificat and will sing the bass solos in Bach’s Cantata 49 and 32 with Bach in Baltimore, and will also appear in the role of Vasily Sobakin in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride with Bel Cantanti Opera in May.

Pianist Andrew Stewart grew up in California and has been based in Baltimore since 2000. Much in demand as a soloist and collaborative artist, he has worked with countless singers and instrumentalists; premiered works by composers including Garth Baxter, Hollis Thoms and John Belkot; and performed with a great many organizations, among them the Bach Society of Baltimore, OperaBelle, the Atlantic Guitar Quartet, Assisi Performing Arts in Italy, and most recently the Choirs of Goucher College and the Annapolis Chorale.

Sunday, February 10th

Sunday on Broadway: “Cats” 7:00 p.m. 

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: The Party Committee                               

The musical tells the story of a tribe called the Jellicles and the night they make what is the “Jellicle Choice” and decide which cat who will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats is a musical based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot.

Cats opened on Broadway October 7, 1982 and ran until September 10, 2000. It was the longest running Broadway musical in history, until it was surpassed by the Phantom of the Opera. In 1983 it won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The film, an Andrew Lloyd Webber show for the first time has been specifically filmed and made available on video. The running time is 2hrs 1 min.

Monday, February 11th

Hinduism: The Path to Final Truth

Location: Auditorium   Time: 7:30 p.m.

Please welcome Edward Fotheringill as he presents Hinduism: The Path to Final Truth. Hinduism is the oldest school of Asian philosophy, dating back to 1,000 BC. Originating in India, it predates Buddhism by 400 years. As one of the four world religions, Hinduism expresses a spiritual tradition second to none. In this lecture, we will examine the basic principles of Hindu philosophy, including the four paths of yoga (jnana, bhakti, karma, and raja), the immortality of the soul, and the experience of enlightenment. Time will be allowed for open discussion.

Fotheringill is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Intellectual History at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For many years he held the position of Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at Towson University and Goucher College. He studied Hindu philosophy for 16 years under the guidance of Sri Swami Satchidananda. He has taught courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University and he lectured on Buddhism for Edenwald in June, 2018.

Wednesday, February 13th

Laura Gibson: Valentine Classics 1800s-1900s 7:30p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

Laura began her musical journey at the age of 8 when her grandmother, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, started teaching her the piano. Laura’s love of music continued as she went to college to study music performance, fine art, and floral design. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a President’s Academic Excellence Award, Wasyl Palijczuk Art Award, and M. Louise Shipley Outstanding Graduating Senior Art Major Award.

Friday, February 15th

Computer Q&A 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                             

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: 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. No sign up needed.

Friday, February 15th

Residents’ Association Meeting 1:30 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Executive Committee

Residents’ Association Meeting

All residents are invited to attend.

Friday, February 15th

Jay Daniels 7:30p.m.                                                

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

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 with his audience. For Jay, it’s not merely an   opportunity to perform. For Jay, it’s an opportunity to share his gift of music.

Monday, February 18th

Mutiny on the Bounty 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: The Party Committee                               

The mutiny on the Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty occurred in the South Pacific on April 28, 1789. Disaffected crewman, led by Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian seized control of the ship from the Captain was Lieutenant William Bligh and set him and 18 loyalists a drift in the ship’s open launch.

We will be viewing the 1935 movie starring Clarke Gable, Charles Loughton and Franchot Tone. Attend the Edenforum on Wednesday, February 20 with Speaker Jerry Khan.

This movie won the Academy Award in 1936 for Best Picture. The running time for this film is 2hrs 12 min.

Wednesday, February 20th

Mutiny on the Bounty 

Location: Auditorium   Time: 7:30 p.m.

We are pleased to have Jerry Khan return as he discusses Mutiny on the Bounty.

It is a remarkable story that took place over 200 years ago when a Master’s Mate by the name of Fletcher Christian took command of the HMS Bounty, a ship whose Captain was Lieutenant William Bligh. The story has since been turned into legend by the many books and films that have portrayed the events surrounding the mutiny. Today, Fletcher Christian is often seen as the tragic hero and Captain Bligh as evil incarnate. But the facts reveal a much more complicated picture; a story which turns on the complex emotions of two human beings, and the 44 men who had the misfortune to be sailing with them.

Mr. Kahn is a retiree of McCormick and Company (38 years). He holds two Bachelor Degrees from Clarkson University and Stevenson University. Also, two Master Degrees from the University of Maryland and Loyola University.

Please join us for the movie on the 18th and Jerry’s talk on the 20th. We will be very well versed on Fletcher Christian and William Bligh by the end of the evening.

Thursday, February 21st

John Novacek 7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

John is an American pianist who is the winner of the Leschetizky and Joanna Hodges international piano competitions. He plays solo recitals and concerts. As a chamber musician and accompanist he has worked with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, and Leila Josefowicz.

John has premiered the works of John Adams, John Harbison, Jennifer Higdon, and John Zorn and he has composed his own works, including Hog Wild, Cockles, and Melancholy Drag. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Wigmore Hall.

Friday, February 22nd

Musician in Residence, Jamie Gallupe and Friends 7:30p.m.                                                          Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

Jamie Gallupe is a baroque cellist, viola da gamba player, and soprano who specializes in the budding field of historically informed performance practice.  Some of Jamie’s performances include appearances with the Baltimore Baroque Band, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra and EMU Cello.

Sunday, February 24th

Sunday on Broadway: “Kiss Me Kate”  7:00 p.m. 

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: The Party Committee                               

Kiss Me Kate, in the constellation of musical comedy masterpieces shines as perhaps Broadway’s most sparkling achievement.  This is the winner for the first ever Tony Award for Best Musical, alive with onstage romance, backstage passion, comedy high and low, a hilarious dash of Shakespeare’s Taming of The Shrew and the songwriting genius of Cole Porter. It debuted on Broadway December 30, 1948 just 70 years ago.

We will be watching the film that appeared in 1953 starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson and Ann Miller; this was the first film made in 3D. This film runs 1hr 50mins.

Monday, February 25th

The Saga of the Missing Renoir

Location: Auditorium   Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Saga of the Missing Renoir will examine why a tiny French Impressionist landscape was painted on a napkin by one of French art’s most beloved masters; how it found its way to the BMA in 1935 through the generosity of one of the Museum’s most significant donors, Saidie Adler May; how we now know it was stolen from the Museum in 1951; and how it was recovered by the BMA in 2013 through a complex legal process that relied on a journalist (not a curator), who delved into manuscripts, wills, police reports, old photographs, and annotated catalogue cards the year before. This mystery is so appealing that it inspired an episode of The Simpsons!

Dr. Doreen Bolger retired in 2015 after 17 years as Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), which is recognized as a center for 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. There she redefined the Museum’s artistic focus, placing greater emphasis on its world-class collection, especially the renowned Cone Collection, which highlights Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso; initiating major traveling exhibitions; expanding educational programs; and in 2006, eliminating general admission fees. She also led a major BMA renovation, including the transformation of galleries for Contemporary, American, African, and Asian art, as well as essential infrastructure, improved visitor amenities, and a new education center that offers creative experiences for visitors.

Wednesday, February 27th

Foreign Film: “A Matter of Life and Death”   7:30 p.m.

    (Stairway to Heaven)

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Movie Committee

British Air Force pilot Peter Carter is on his way home to England from a World War II bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane into the ocean, he contacts June, an Allied radio operator with whom he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. But Peter survives, finds June and they fall in love. A problem arises when a divine arrives to escort Peter to heaven to rectify his wrongful survival.

Wednesday, February 27th

Let’s Write   3:30 p.m. 

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room       Facilitator:

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.

Thursday, February 28th

Sip and Share   2:00 p.m. 

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room   Facilitator: The Executive Committee

You are invited to sip and share any concerns and suggestions about life at Edenwald with the President and Vice President of the Residents’ Association.

Help yourself to coffee, tea, and snacks that will be provided. Come get to know each other and share your thoughts.

Tuesday, March 5th

Let the Good Times Roll      7:30p.m

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: The Party Committee

The Shrove Tuesday celebration will be serving up New Orleans Jazz, Hurricane Punch, Parades, Beads, Doubleooms, and Fasnachts. Please come in costume and we will provide the mask. A “great night before the fast.”

Please sign up in the registration book, so we can plan for the correct number of Mardi Gras party goers. There will be plenty of seating!

Flower Box

There is one flower box available for a new gardener, located on the 5th floor roof garden

Special Dates:

Wednesday, March 13– meeting of all residents who have a flower box and all committee members will be held at 2:00 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. Carrie Engle from Valley View Farms will be the speaker.

Thursday, May 9– a bus will leave Edenwald promptly at 9:30 for Valley View Farms, so gardeners can purchase their plants for their boxes.
Monday, July 8– Carrie Engle will judge the flower boxes.

Wednesday, July 10– Dinner to be held at 5:00 in the 2nd Floor Private Dining Room for all gardeners, their spouses and the Garden Committee.


RECURRING EVENTS

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.

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 Adele Notari.

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 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.

WELLNESS

The following exercise classes are canceled for President’s Day Monday, February 18: 9:00 Morning Stretch and Move, 10:00 Strength and Stretching, 3:00 10-Minute Balance.

Zumba Gold with Helena is taking a break during the month of February. Class will resume on March 6th.

Thursday, February 14th

Be My Friendly Valentine Exercise Class      10:00 a.m.

Come to this special partner exercise class. All exercises will be done in pairs. This is a great opportunity to share a fun-filled exercise class with a friend. Either bring someone or be paired up at the class. See you then!

Fitness Assessments

Friday, February 15th and 22nd

Sign up in the activities book located in the main lobby. Times vary throughout the day. Each senior fitness test takes about 10 minutes, and can be used to design an individualized fitness plan. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Pool Volleyball Practice

Every Tuesday This Month       11:00 a.m.

Immediately following Aqua Fit class. It has been quite a long time since we have had enough people to play pool volleyball. It takes at least 10 players to have a good game. So, if we have enough people, we will set up the volleyball net. This is a great chance to see what it is all about if you have never played. Anyone can play, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much fun you’re having!

Walking Group

Every Wednesday This Month 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

You can maintain or increase your aerobic endurance by walking the halls of Edenwald. The trail hikes start in March. While they are all done at your own pace and distance, this walking group is a great way to build up your endurance. The group will set off from the coffee station and leave promptly at 9:00.

Billiards Practice

Every Friday This Month   10:00 a.m.

If you don’t think you’re “good enough” to play pool, this is a low-pressure way to get some practice. We are playing to have fun and practice our techniques. There is plenty of room around the pool table, so come and play with us!