Edenwald Programs

You’ll find a multitude of programs 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!


  • 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
  • Lifelong Learning


  • 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


Fitness and Wellness at Edenwald

Holistic Self-Assessment with Derrick Beggs: A 4-Part Series

Wednesdays in January at 1:30 PM

These lectures on Wednesday afternoons will teach you how to evaluate all areas of your life through a holistic lens! Feel free to come to as many as you would like. No sign-up necessary.

January 8th: Relationships & Spirituality

January 15th: Diet & Exercise

January 22nd: Mental & Emotional Health

January 29th: Strategies for Change

Spring Shuffleboard, Cornhole, & Pickleball interest

Interested in playing shuffleboard and/or pickleball during the Spring? Please let Ryan know or put your name on the sign-up sheet in the reservation book. The more interest we have the more potential we have to create an Edenwald league!

Puzzle Room Trip

Thursday, February 20th

1:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Breakout – Timonium

Solve puzzles with a group to crack the code. Each clue and solution leads to the next.  The price is $25-$40 for admission and transportation. Sign up in the reservation book if interested.

Trips and Travel

Thursday, January 2nd

Maryland Photography Alliance: Fine Art Imagery

Rated: MODERATE      Departure: 9:30 a.m.

The Maryland Photography Alliance is comprised of 18 independent clubs whose goal is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography.  The Alliance strives to be a cultural stimulus which fosters artistic creativity. This exhibition is a representation of the work from a talented group of artists, in member clubs, throughout Maryland.

This self-guided exhibition will take place at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts located in Annapolis, Maryland.  Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts was founded in 1979 by a group of artistic visionaries who believed the former Annapolis High School could best be re-used as a community arts center. Today, our historic landmark building is the community’s gathering place for the arts. Following the tour, we will have lunch at the Federal House.

The Federal House is a casual eatery in a historic dig offering New American tavern fare. Lunch will be on your own. The total cost of this trip is $10 for transportation. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book. The deadline to cancel was Monday, December 30. Your account has been charged.

Tuesday, January 7th

Movie Trip

Rated: EASY      Departure: TBD

Enjoy a quiet afternoon at the movies. Theatre and show time to be determined at a later time.  If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.

Thursday, January 9th

Spectrum of Fashion

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

The Maryland Historical Society has unlocked one of its greatest archival treasures in a new exhibition, Spectrum of Fashion. The visually stunning installation highlights the extraordinary breadth of the MdHS costume collection across four centuries and features nearly 100 examples of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, as well as decorative arts.

Spectrum of Fashion tells a social history that is rooted in Maryland but encompasses a broader American narrative. The clothing has connections to presidents and to the formerly enslaved, to the internationally famous, and to everyday Marylanders, all of whom have important stories to tell.

Get an up-close look at Spectrum of Fashion and hear about the stories behind the garments.  The total cost of this trip is $15, which includes your docent-led tour and transportation. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, December 31.  Lunch will be on your own at City Cafe. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.

Saturday, January 11th

Met Live: Wozzeck 

Rated: EASY             Departure: 11:45 a.m.

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.

The total cost for this trip is $22. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, January 2. After that your account will be charged.

Tuesday, January 14th 

McFadden Art Glass and Carson’s Creekside

Rated: EASY             Departure: 10:30 a.m.

Glassblowing is an ancient craft that has been around for over two thousand years. It is a great educational trip that involves science and history. Visit McFadden Art Glass studio to get a firsthand experience in glassblowing. They offer interactive demonstrations where they will explain the entire process from start to finish of making a glass piece.

Once we have concluded our trip to McFadden, we will head over to Carson’s Creekside Restaurant to enjoy lunch. When signing up please make your lunch selection from the following entrées, seafood wrap, crab cake sandwich fried or broiled, french dip, chicken sandwich or cheeseburger. All sandwiches come with fries, coffee, tea or soda.

The total cost of this trip which includes the McFadden Studio presentation, lunch, tax and gratuity is $30. The deadline to cancel is Monday, January 6. After that you will be charged.

If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.

Thursday, January 16th 

Homewood House Tour

Rated: VERY DIFFICULT      Departure: 11:30 a.m.

A tour of Homewood is a time-traveling experience, transporting you to the days when members of Maryland’s prominent Carroll family called this elegant Federal-period mansion home. As you move through the home’s spaces, you’ll see exquisitely decorated rooms, appointed in the most fashionable styles available to members of early America’s elite.

The total cost of this trip is $7. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, January 7. After that, you will be charged. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.  Please be aware that this tour requires the use of stairs.

Tuesday, January 21st

The Trolley Stop in Ellicott City

Rated: Easy     Departure: 9:30 a.m.

The Fields family welcomes you to The Trolley Stop! At The Trolley Stop their goal is to serve superior food in a casual atmosphere with friendly service that goes hand-in-hand with their historic building, bringing you an unforgettable dining experience.

Bob and Barbara Fields along with Executive Chef and owner John Fields assumed ownership of the restaurant in 1998, bringing with them a sense of tradition for great food and the best prices in historic Ellicott City.

When signing up for this trip please make your lunch selection: filet of flounder sandwich, Trolley #8 – vegetarian delight, classic club, french dip sandwich or grilled chicken sandwich. All sandwiches served with your choice of french fries, potato salad or chips.  The total cost of this trip is $30, which includes lunch and transportation.  If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, January 7. After that your account will be charged.

Thursday, January 23rd

Scenic Ride

Rated: EASY      Departure: 11:30 a.m.

Baltimore’s grandest and best-known artery, Charles Street takes you on a journey through some of the city’s most fashionable cultural, residential and commercial areas.

Begin our trip in the tree-lined community of Lutherville, and then head south into Towson. Charles Street, where pubs, restaurants and art museums offer many pleasant diversions, you enter an area famous for its educational institutions. First, there’s Friends School, which was founded in 1784, making it Baltimore’s oldest school. Immediately after, you drive past the nation’s first Catholic women’s college, Notre Dame of Maryland University, founded in 1895. In the same area is Loyola University Maryland, a Jesuit institution established in 1852.

This is a free trip. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.

Thursday, January 30th

Amazon Tour

Rated: DIFFICULT     Departure: 8:00 a.m.

See what happens after you click ‘buy’ on Amazon by touring Baltimore fulfillment center and see first-hand how its delivered.

This tour is limited to 25. The cost of this trip is $5. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, January 14. After that you will be charged. You are strongly encouraged to wear athletic shoes.  Please be aware that this trip requires the use of stairs.

Tuesday, February 4th

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

RATED: MODERATE-DIFFICULT                         Departure: 10:00 a.m.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it helped us shape this nation. Highlights in the museum feature Harriet Tubman’s hymnal; Nat Turner’s bible; a plantation cabin from South Carolina; Guard tower from Angola Prison; Michael Jackson’s fedora; and works by prolific artists such as Charles Alston, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, and Henry O. Tanner.

The cost of this trip is $20 for transportation.  Lunch will be on your own in the museum’s Sweet Home Café.  If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.  The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, January 21.

Thursday, February 6th

Engineers Club

Rated MODERATE             Departure: 10:30 a.m.

Our trip will include lunch and a tour led by Jack Gillett, who is a former trustee of the Garrett-Mansion trust. The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, the largest town house in Baltimore, was the home of Robert Garrett, the second president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and Mary Frick Garrett Jacobs. It is located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, built in on land purchased from John Eager Howard. Robert and Mary Garrett engaged Gilded Age architect Stanford White to help them realize their vision of a beautiful home that would compare with other Gilded Age homes in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. The renovations would continue for thirty-two years until the house included over forty rooms, sixteen fireplaces, and one hundred windows. Although the house is owned by the Engineers Club, it is protected by the Garrett-Jacobs Endowment Trust, a tax exempt organization.

The total cost of this trip is $30 which includes your lunch, tax and gratuity. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, January 21. After that your account will be charged. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.

Subscription Series

The bus will depart for Vagabond Theater production of “Brighton Beach Memories” on Friday, January 10 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the BSO Pop series a tribute to Jennifer Holliday on Friday, January 17 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for BSO Classical Friday of “Mendelssohn Violin Concerto” on Friday, January 24 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for Shriver Hall featuring Midori, violin, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano on Sunday, January 26 at 4:45.

The bus will depart for Everyman Theatre production of “Be Here Now” on Friday, January 31 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for Everyman Theatre production of “Be Here Now” on Saturday, February 1 at 1:00.

Weekly Community Events

Sunday Worship

Every Sunday

Location: Auditorium

Time: 3:00 p.m.

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

January 5                  Rev. Emora Brannan

January 12               Rev. Ann McCorkle   Garrett

January 19                Mr. John Kirby

January 26                Rev. Ron Standiford


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.

Knitting/ Crocheting Group

Tuesday and Thursday

Location: Terraces Lobby

Time 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

We make charity hats, scarves, prayer shawls, octopuses for the NICU, comfort dolls, any size, any color, etc.  Free needles/ hooks, patterns and yarn in 1205.

Duplicate Bridge

Every Tuesday

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

Glee Club

Every Monday

Location: Auditorium  

Time: 1:30 p.m.                                                                                    

Come join the Glee Club


Every Tuesday 

Location: Auditorium                              

Time: 7:30 p.m.

2 cards for $1.00! Come try YOUR luck!

Open Art Studio- Towers 1205

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm.

Residents can work on art and craft activities on their own and sometimes with instruction.

Bible Study

Every Thursday

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

Rev. Ron Standiford will be teaching from the books of Colossians and Philemon – God teaches life lessons that can change the heart.

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 songs.

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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 2nd 

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Big Band        7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium      Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Departmen

With performances that encompass a whole spectrum of listeners and dancers, Ain’t Misbehavin’ Big Band will have you dancing out of your seats this holiday season.  Their musical library consists of festive holiday tunes. With vocal stylings by Brenda Blackwell, you are set for an event of musical bliss! (Rescheduled date from December.)

Friday, January 3rd        

Wine Tasting           4:30 p.m. 

Location: Inside & Outside the Auditorium  

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

First Friday of the month, Wine Tasting, will offer light refreshments along with the wines of the Month!

Sunday, January 5th

Sunday on Broadway: Richard Rodgers– The Sweetest Sounds  7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Party Committee    

In a prolific career that spanned seven decades, Richard Rodgers wrote over 900 songs for more than 70 shows – a body of work unmatched by any other theatrical composer in American history. His celebrated partnerships with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II produced some of the most beloved musicals of all time, from Babes in Arms, Pal Joey and Oklahoma! to Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music and many more.

But unknown to many, the man behind the Broadway curtain was dark and solitary–in complete contrast with the music he created. A very interesting documentary that runs 1hr and 55 min.

Monday, January 6th  

“Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home”

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

Welcome back to Richard Bell. We recall his talk on Benjamin Franklin in February. He teaches Early American History at the University of Maryland. He is the recipient of several teaching prizes, including the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar award. He is an author of several books, and he will speak on his latest “Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home.”

Tuesday, January 7th 

Book Club:             7:30 p.m.                                  

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

The Book Club will meet in the second floor private dining room. We will be discussing “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles.

Nominee for the 2016 National Book Award, this novel is set in Texas in the aftermath of the Civil War. An aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this morally complex, multi-layered novel of historical fiction.

Art w/ Emily (will resume the first Wednesday in February.)

Location: Art Studio Room 1205         

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Join Artist in Residence Emily Kendall the first Wednesday of every month, when she will share new approaches to art.  Classes are limited to 10 residents per class and fill very quickly.  Classes are free.

Wednesday, January 8th

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed Progress and Challenges

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

Chesapeake Bay. The U.S. Geological Survey in Baltimore provides science to make decisions about the environment.

The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary. An estuary is a semi-enclosed body of water with an opening to the sea where the fresh water from the rivers mixes with the salty sea water. It’s the most productive area on the earth and has the most life per square foot and leads the world in life support. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. It is 200 miles long and its width ranges from 2.8 miles to 30 miles. The Chesapeake Bay is the third largest estuary in the world and it is fed by 150 rivers and streams. You could call it the “Magic Kingdom.”

Scott Phillips has been with the U.S. Geological Survey for 35 years. He hold a Bachelor’s Degree from James Madison University in Geology and a Master’s Degree from George Washington University in Environmental Science.

Thursday, January 9th

Edenwald Theatre Presents:  The Magic of Words             7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Jerry Mandelberg

Edenwald Theatre group will cover a lot of ground, in addition to poetry by Judith Viorst. It will focus on the power of words, and where much of it comes from. For example, how it is understood by children and fed back to us in the form of answers to test questions. Here are some samples.   Here are a few answers to some of these questions.

  1. Rain is saved up in cloud banks.
  2. To keep milk from turning sour, keep it in the cow!
  3. I’m not sure how clouds are formed. But clouds know how to do it, and that’s the important thing.
  4. The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.
  5. Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt by day, and a ball of fire by night.

Friday, January 10th          

Residents’ Association Meeting    1:30 p.m.      

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Executive Committee

Residents’ Association Meeting. All residents are invited to attend. Following this meeting, please stay for our monthly Town Hall with Mark Beggs.

Friday, January 10th          

Town Hall w/ Mark   2:00 p.m.   

Location: Auditorium

Come to this informative session, as Mark lays out how Edenwald will move towards the future and answer any questions you may have about life at Edenwald.

*You can logon to www.edenwaldra.org  to receive information on the most recent Town Hall notes, or read them in the Library located on the 3rd floor.

Saturday, January 11th

Coffee and Conversation     10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Location: Private Dining Room 2nd Floor  

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Want a great way to meet your neighbors?  Stop in on Saturday morning. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 12th

Sunday on Broadway: “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy”        7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Party Committee    

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film showcases the work of legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim.

Narrated by Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey, this entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway’s most beloved songs, stories, and shows.

Performances by Matthew Broderick, Kelli O’Hara, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, and many more. The running time is 1hr and 30min.

Wednesday, January 15th

The Immigration Crisis  

Location: Auditorium       Time: 7:30pm

Rising crime, homicide, economic despair, infant mortality.  The common narrative of the situation in the Northern Triangle nations of Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador points to these grim circumstances to explain the exodus of families leaving for America.  But it is not actually the case that conditions have worsened in the region in recent years.  In fact, the best available data shows improvement in many socio-economic measures over the past decade.  Please join Professor Ronn Pineo, History Department, Towson University, for a presentation on the forces driving migrants from Central America, and consideration of best policy options for the United States in dealing with the humanitarian crisis on the border.

Dr. Ronn Pineo earned his PhD in Latin American History from the University of California, Irvine.  He is the author of several books and articles on Latin America.   Dr. Pineo is a professor of history in the History Department at Towson University where he teaches courses in Latin American history and current issues.  He is a six time Fulbright recipient, with awards for lecturing and study in Mexico, Ecuador, and Perú.  He is currently working on immigration issues, with an article on this topic soon to appear in the pages of the Journal of Developing Societies.  He has taught courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University and has lectured at Edenwald several times.  Recently returned from southern Mexico, Professor Pineo will report tonight on his findings on immigration issues.

Friday, January, 17th         

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, January 17th

Baltimore Community Foundation   2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Rosemary Calderalo from the Baltimore Community Foundation will be sharing information on ways to give to the charities you care about while generating income during your lifetime.  She will share stories about people who you are sure to recognize from the Baltimore community, who’ve done that very thing, with wonderful positive impact in our area.  Rosemary comes at the suggestion of Edenwald resident, Jim Cavanaugh, who will be there to share his experience about working with the Baltimore Community Foundation. Note: This is an information only session, with no obligation.

Friday, January 17th

Emil Chudnovsky               7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Emil hearkens back to the grand romantic tradition of the golden age of violinists. His lush sound and inimitable ability to connect with audiences have garnered him accolades from listeners, presenters, and critics alike. Recent seasons have included his debut at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea with the KammerSymphonie Berlin, and his inaugural recording with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.

Emil has performed throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. In the United States, he has played recitals and concerts with orchestra in Washington DC, California, Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania, including multiple appearances at Carnegie Recital Hall.

Sunday, January 19th

Sunday on Broadway: The Great American Songbook     7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Party Committee    

The people and events that put the music in our lives are celebrated in this lively anthology, hosted (and featuring vocals) by Michael Feinstein that traces popular music from its roots in ballads and minstrel shows through the jazz age, big bands, Broadway and Hollywood. Delight as Fats Waller boogies, George Gershwin invents a musical rhapsody, Arthur Freed becomes the wizard of oohs and aahs and biopics like “Three little Words” (Boop-Boop-Bedo!) bring lives of famous tunesmiths to the screen. Among some rare performance footage Bessie Smith sings the blues, Hoagy Carmichael is touched by “Stardust,” Fred and Ginger dance the Depression away and Judy pines for the place beyond the rainbow. It all adds up to one very special musical treat.

The running time is 2hr and 45 min.

Monday, January 20th

Elisabeth Gilman, Baltimore Social Worker and Social Justice Advocate in the 1920s and 1930s

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

Ross Jones will discuss the colorful life of the central character in his biography, Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice. The youngest daughter of Daniel Coit Gilman, first president of Johns Hopkins University, Elisabeth was a world traveler in her early years and later a rousing advocate for social justice and reform during the first half of the 20th century. She became the darling of Maryland’s Socialist Party, running for Governor on the Party’s ticket in 1930, and for other offices in subsequent elections.

Ross is a Hopkins graduate who returned to his alma mater in the early 1960s to serve as assistant to several presidents among other administrative duties.  He retired as Vice President and Secretary of the University. His wife, Lynn, is a Goucher graduate.

Thursday, January 23rd

The Baltimore Flute Choir

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

The Baltimore Flute Choir is an adult community choir that seeks to promote the enjoyment of flute ensemble playing.

Their repertoire is varied and entertaining—from original works to Celtic tunes to Broadway and the Beatles—there’s something for everyone! This concert will feature guest composer/contrabass flutist Jonathan Cohen, who will share his adventures following a highly successful career as an electrical engineer to traveling a more unconventional path as an award-winning composer of flute choir repertoire.

“The Flying Dude” w/ Debi Wynn

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

“The Flying Dude” serves as an introduction to Glenn L. Martin, the third American to build and fly his own airplane. From his young years as a boy with ingenuity to build a wind wagon to his barnstorming days as The Flying Dude pilot through to his arrival in Middle River in 1929 and becoming a leader in aviation, discover his passion to follow through on his vision for creating firsts in aviation, his company’s aircraft innovations, his efforts to provide a productive work environment for employees, and his company’s contributions to bringing World War II to an end through to the company’s manufacturing of passenger airplanes.

“The way to build aircraft or anything else worthwhile is to think out quietly every detail, analyze every situation that may possibly occur, and, when you have it all worked out in practical sequence in your mind, raise heaven and earth and never stop until you have produced the thing you have started to make.” – Glenn L. Martin, 1918

Debra Wynn, highlighting a chapter of Maryland’s aviation history, has over twenty-five years of museum experience. Since 2003 she has been working with the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport and has worked at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, The Carroll Museums, London Town Historic House and Gardens and the Patapsco Female Institute, these experiences taking her on a journey of three centuries of amazing chapters of history. She is founder and Coordinator of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, now in its 19th year of Rosie history preservation, and serves as the Vice President of Expansion for the national American Rosie the Riveter organization. Her touring educational theatre company has presented her original musicals and speaking presentations on Maryland history including those on Rosie the Riveter, William Brown, Charles Carroll, Glenn L. Martin, Almira Phelps, and the Preakness, each showcasing seldom heard stories of history and all inspiring her to promote the people and events that have shaped our country and its future.

Wednesday, January 29th 

Let’s Write               3:30 p.m.  

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room        Facilitator: Jack Gillett

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.

Wednesday, January 29th 

Monthly Foreign Film   7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium    Facilitator: Movie Committee

Watch the bulletin board for the movie title and movie description for our January foreign film of the month.

Thursday, January 30th

Sharing Group     2:00 p.m.          

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room    Facilitator: The Executive Committee

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

Come get to know each other and share your thoughts.

Friday, January 31st

Musician in Residence:  Claire Hebeisen   7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Claire Hebeisen is a rising junior at the Peabody Conservatory studying violin performance.  She is skilled in all types of musical performance including solo, chamber, and orchestra which encompasses Symphony, Opera and Modern Orchestra. Claire especially enjoys chamber and new music and has participated in both the Peabody Chamber Program and the Contemporary Music Ensemble.