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!

A SAMPLING OF ONGOING PROGRAMS:

  • 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

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

 


Wellness at Edenwald

Edenwald Fitness & Wellness

Lake Roland Hike

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Thursday, August 22nd

Bus leaves promptly at 9 AM. Light snacks & bottled water will be provided. Sign up by August 15th in the reservation book or outside the fitness center.

Mall Walk & Coffee

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 14th at the

Towson Town Mall

Get a morning walk in around the mall. Afterwards, residents can enjoy breakfast at Chick-Fil-A or Starbucks. We will depart from the main entrance at 8:45 AM. Sign-up in the reservation book. Please bring money if you plan to purchase food/drinks.

Derrick Beggs Wellness Presentations

Three part series on Fridays in August; 2nd, 16th, & 23rd at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium

Discussion on breathwork for wellness, affirmations for wellbeing, and instruction to hands on healing. Sign up at the fitness center or in the reservation book. All are welcome!

Walking Track Stations

Follow the instructions at each of the seven stations for a full body workout using only your body weight.

Fitness Center News

Exercise classes with Ryan are canceled on August 1st, 2nd, & 30th.

Claudia, Tai Chi Instructor on Mondays at 2:00 PM will take a break during the month of August. She will resume class on September 9th.

Friday’s Fluid Flexibility swimming pool class will be from 9:15-9:45 AM for all of August.

Attention, all pool players: Looking for interest in a pool league & tournament. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board near the pool table.

The 2019 active trips schedule has been posted in various locations in the fitness areas & in the reservation book. Sign-ups for each trip will be posted at least a month in advance.

Fitness assessments are available upon request. Appointment times are on the half hour.

Exercise of the Month

The Bridge (Core Strength)

Lie on your back on a firm bed or raised table with your hands at your sides, knees bent, & feet flat directly under your knees.

Raise your hips to create a straight line from your knees, hips, & shoulders.

Squeeze your core & pull your belly button back toward your spine.

Hold for 3 seconds & then return to your starting position.

Complete 1-2 sets up to 10 repetitions

Trips and Travel

Thursday, August 1st

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Rated: MODERATELY DIFFICULT                  

Departure: 9:30 a. m.

Follow in the footsteps of soldiers and surgeons to discover the harsh conditions, personal sacrifices, and brilliant innovations of Civil War medicine, innovations that continue to save lives today.

Enjoy a 90 minute guided tour on Thursday, August 1. After our tour of the museum we will walk about a 1/2 block away to JoJo’s Restaurant for lunch (weather permitting.) Lunch includes coffee/tea, mixed salad, house made chips and cheesecake.  Select one of the following entrees when signing up.

Grilled Chicken Club Wrap- Caprese Panini- Fresh Yellowfin Tuna Melt

The total cost of the trip is $32.  The deadline to cancel was Friday, July 26. If you have signed up, you have been charged. The bus will depart at 9:30 and return by 4:00.

The exhibits are accessible by both stairs and elevator. We must have a minimum of 15 to attend.

Tuesday, August 6th

International Dine Around Town: Restaurante Tio Pepe

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

As the only restaurant in Baltimore that offers authentic, homemade Spanish and Mediterranean food, Restaurante Tio Pepe is a one-of-a-kind experience. The cost for this trip is $25 which includes a two course lunch, drinks, tax and gratuity.

The deadline to cancel was Tuesday, July 30.  If you have signed up, you have been charged. This restaurant requires you going down stairs at its front entrance.

Thursday, August 8th

Hunt Valley

Rated: EASY                    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. There is no charge for this trip.

Tuesday, August 13th

National Museum of the American Indian 

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

The National Museum of the American Indian houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind. The museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, and its exhibitions, all designed in collaboration with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, combine to give visitors from around the world the sense and spirit of Native America.

All levels of the museum, including exhibition spaces and public facilities, are accessible by elevator. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in this self-guided tour please sign up. The total cost of the trip is $20.  The deadline to cancel is Friday, August 2. Lunch will be on your own at Mitsitam Café, located inside the museum.

Thursday, August 15th

Baltimore Mural Bus Tour

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

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s official arts council, events agency, and film office. BOPA’s works throughout the year to support artists and provide artistic programing and events that make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Chris Brooks will be our guide for this tour. Chris is the BOPA’s Community Art Specialist and coordinator of the Mural Program.  The Baltimore Mural program was created in 1975 to make Baltimore neighborhoods more attractive, install a sense of pride and provide employment for local artists in their own field.  Since then the program has expanded to combat graffiti, and help to engage young people in beautifying their own communities. The Mural program has produced well over 300 murals across the City of Baltimore, creating an outdoor museum for the enjoyment of the people.

The tour BOPA will provide for Edenwald residents will look at a number of artist and community initiated projects that act as community landmarks, points of pride and expand the definition of what a mural can be.

The bus will depart at 11:00am and should return by 12:00pm. The cost of this trip is $5. The deadline to cancel is Wednesday, August 6. This trip is limited to 32 people.

Tuesday, August 20th

Baugher’s Restaurant           

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

Since 1948, Baugher’s Restaurant has been known for its country style meals with real mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade French fries, homemade soups, homemade ice cream, sundaes and friendly service. Enjoy the charms of this quaint rustic restaurant tucked away in Carroll County. After you have enjoyed your meal, stop by the Baugher’s Market, right next door to the restaurant. Baugher’s Market is packed with fresh fruits and vegetables, pies and pastries from their bakery, jams, apple cider, homemade apple butter, apple sauce and much more.

Lunch will be on your own, so please bring cash to check out.  The deadline to cancel is Thursday, August 8.

Thursday, August 29th

Lake Roland

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

Lake Roland Park is a city/county park encompassing over 500 acres of woodland, wetlands, serpentine barrens, rare plants and rocky plateaus surrounding Lake Roland in Baltimore County, Maryland, located near the intersection of Falls Road and Lake Avenue.

The park has a multi-faceted nature center, which opened in October 2016, numerous trails, nature and environmental programs. It works with the Lake Roland Nature Council which partnered with Maryland artists to showcase their work in the natural beauty of Lake Roland as part of a continuing Art on the Trail project which began in 2015.

We will meet the animals at the nature center on Thursday, August 29.  The bus will depart at 9:30 and return by 12:00.  The total cost of the trip is $10. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, August 13. After that your account will be charged.

Wednesday, December 18th

American Music Theatre:

Joy to the World

Rated: MODERATELY DIFFICULT

Departure: 8:00 a.m. 

The ringing of church bells in a quaint town square set the scene for Joy to the World, AMT’s newest holiday spectacular. Evoking the revered holiday nostalgia of hometowns all across the US, our stage will transform into a small-town winter carnival brimming with family and friends. Featuring scenes filled with entertaining elves, dramatic dancing, sensational singing, and grand moments galore.

The incredible AMT Singers, Dancers, and Orchestra will perform favorites such as “Away in a Manger,” “Jingle Bells,” “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing,” “Let it Snow,” and “Carol of the Bells” live on stage. Awe-inspiring music and dance, phenomenal voices, and light-hearted holiday humor are the ingredients for this season’s all-new extravaganza.

Following this spectacular show we will have lunch at Miller’s, a staple in the Lancaster community for over 90 years.  The cost of this trip is $70.00. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, September 12. After that your account will be charged. We must have a total of 15 to attend.  If you are interested please sign up in the registration book.

Please prepare and plan for this extended day trip. The bus will be departing at 8:00 am and returning by 5:00 pm.

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.

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.

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.   

Bingo

Every Tuesday 

Location: Auditorium   

Time: 7:30 p.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 James showing us what it is to be wise.

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.

Sunday Worship

Every Sunday

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

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

August 4         Rev. Emora Brannan

August 11      Rev. Jerry Todd

August 18      Rev. John

August 25       Rev. Ron Standiford

Weekly Community Events

Thursday, August 1st

Robert Statham  7:30 p.m.                                  

Location: Auditorium                                                                     

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Award-winning pianist Robert Statham plays the music of African-American composers from Nathaniel Dett’s Juba Dance to Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady. Statham’s virtuosity was lauded by the Washington Post after a performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3.

“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.”

Friday, August 2nd  

Wine Tasting   4:30 p.m. 

Location: Inside & Outside the Auditorium 

Facilitator: Dining Services                     

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

Monday, August 5th

Healthcare Presentation    10:00 a.m.

Location: Boardroom  

Facilitator: Health Suite/ Healthcare Committee

We, the independent residents of Edenwald, have an opportunity to inform ourselves of health care services available at Edenwald.  The initiative originated with the residents. The health services staff has responded by volunteering their time and energy to help us to become familiar with the services provided.

The Health Suite information will be given by Health Suite Manager/ Resident Counselor Meghan Curtis.  Services provided in Stroh Hall will be presented in September.  This small setting ensures the most effective way for us to learn and ask questions. Please sign up in the reservation book if you plan to attend. Space is limited.

Monday, August 5th

Minas    7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium  

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

As a prominent member of the Philadelphia Jazz Community, Minas has performed in countless festivals and jazz venues. The group’s repertoire includes original selections from its Blueazul releases, as well as selective Brazilian standards. Minas’ original sound is defined by the unique blend between Orlando and Patricia’s vocals and the interaction of classical guitar and cool jazz piano.

Orlando Haddad and Patricia King formed Minas in 1978 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. They proceeded to play all over the eastern United States before moving to Brazil, where they lived, entertained and traveled, absorbing the essence of Brazilian culture. In 1984 Orlando and Patricia returned to the United States and raised a family while performing and recording extensively, building their reputation as one of the most sought-after Brazilian groups of its kind.

Tuesday, August 6th

Book Club:  “Pachinko”     7:30 p.m.                                  

Location: 2nd Floor Private Dining Room                         

Facilitator: Patricia Owens

We will be discussing “Pachinko”, a New York Times bestseller, by Min Jin Lee, a sweeping, multigenerational saga about one Korean family making its way in Japan. The Daily Mail calls it “expansive, elegant and utterly  absorbing…combining the detail of a documentary with the empathy of the best fiction.”

Come join us if you have read this fascinating book, and or would like to join in the discussion.

Wednesday, August 7th

TaylorMarie  10:00 a.m.

Location: Auditorium

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Summer sale featuring Alfred Dunner, Ruby Rd., Erin London and more!

Everyone welcome. Featuring fashionable women’s clothing and accessories. Petite, misses, and women’s sizes available.

Thursday, August 8th

Summer Snowball Soirée    7:30 p.m.

Location: Green Roof Facilitator: Party Committee 

Join us for delicious snowballs- your choice of flavor and marshmallow.

By popular demand the Sea Depth Entertainment Boys – Keith and Ty will be returning to entertain us.

Please join us for a fun evening on the green roof.

Friday, August 9th     

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, August 9th

Flickering Treasures              2:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming DepartmentFlickering Treasures tells a fresh story of Baltimore through the history of 72 of its movie theaters over the span of a century. Vintage black-and-white images of opulent downtown movie palaces and modest neighborhood theaters are paired with contemporary full-color photographs taken by author-photographer Amy Davis. The contrast between Charm City’s past and today’s neglected urban landscape is provocative.

Punctuated by engaging stories and interviews with local moviegoers, theater owners, ushers, and cashiers, plus commentary from celebrated Baltimore filmmakers Barry Levinson and John Waters, the book brings each theater and decade vividly to life.

Saturday, August 10th     

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

Location: Private Dining Room 2nd Floor  

Facilitator: Executive Committee

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

Sunday, August 11th     

Sunday on Broadway:  “Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds”   

Location: Auditorium            7:00 p.m.  

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 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 55min.

Monday, August 12th     

Harry Houdini Living History performance by David London Location: Auditorium 2:00 p.m.                                               

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Before he was the world’s most famous magician, he was Erik Weisz, a Hungarian immigrant. A team of professional historians, script writers, directors, and actors, have created historical performances based on extensive research. These performances illuminate key themes of American Jewish history in an accessible and personal manner. The performances incorporate reproductions of artifacts, photographs, and documents from the collections and include opportunities for audience interaction. For many, living history performances resonate in powerful ways.

Wednesday, August 14th    

The Birds in Costa Rica/ Dr.  Avi Niv     11:00 a.m.                                               

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room       

Facilitator: Bertha Schwartz

Welcome Dr.  Avi Niv a retired orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Niv always liked photography, however only after fully retiring, did he have time to devote to his hobby; more so in the recent years, to bird photography.  Dr. Niv does not like to use Photoshop to improve on his exposures to present the photos as he remember seeing them. His motto is that it does matter how the objects look photographed! The birds in Costa Rica are so very colorful! Hard to believe sometimes!   Rest assured, the only thing he did not take artistic liberty with, are the wonderful colors of the creation around us. Join Dr. Niv as he shares his experience with the birds in Costa Rica.

Wednesday, August 14th  

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 August foreign film of the month.

Thursday, August 15th    

Harpist-Laura Gibson           7:30 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium           

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Laura Gibson 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.

Sunday, August 18th 

Sunday on Broadway:  “Flower Drum Song”    7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium            Facilitator: Party Committee

Flower Drum Song was the eighth musical by the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. It premiered on Broadway in 1958. It was adapted in 1961 for a musical film.

This romantic comedy tells the story of a young Chinese girl who travels to the United States as part of an arranged marriage and discovers a new and modern world. Flower Drum Song is a lavish song and dance extravaganza. The running time is 2hrs and 12 min.

Monday, August 19th  

Town Hall w/ Mark   10:00 a.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.

Wednesday, August 21st

All We Do Is Talk Steel: Oral Histories of Sparrows Point

With Bill Barry  2:00 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium           

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

All We Do Is Talk Steel is a new collection of exciting interviews from men and women who worked at the largest steel plant – Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point. These interviews emphasize the epic civilization of the steelworkers – their efforts to build a union, the campaigns to bring civil rights and women’s rights into the union and the efforts to oppose these campaigns, and the families and communities they created.

Thursday, August 22nd

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

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

With performances that encompass a whole spectrum of listeners and dancers, Ain’t Misbehavin’ Big Band has performed for varied audiences for all occasions. Their musical library consists of festive holiday tunes, 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s big band standards. With vocal stylings by Brenda Blackwell, you are set for an evening of musical bliss!

Friday, August 23rd

Michael Dennison        Location: Auditorium   7:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Michael Dennison, a singer, organist and pianist, preacher, teacher, writer, community activist and social justice advocate, has been involved in what has become an important part of his life’s work for more than 20 years- sharing the joy of music.

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

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

Sunday, August 25th

Sunday on Broadway: “The Wizard of Oz”     7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Party Committee 

Eighty years ago on this date- August 25, 1939, The Wizard of Oz debuted on the American Screen.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away from their house to the magical Land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

The Wizard of Oz debuted as a musical on the West End on February 7, 2011. The running time is 1hr 52min. Join us for a rainbow surprise!

Monday, August 26th

Trinidad North  Location: Auditorium   7:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

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

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

Wednesday, August 28th    

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, August 28th 

Living History:  Katharine Wright / with Regina Rose

Location: Auditorium     7:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Regina Rose has a background in library science and education but has also spent years performing in and directing theatrical productions. This unique combination of education and theatrics allows her to present a truly unique living history performance. During her shows you will be fascinated by the informative and interactive performance and also entertained by Regina’s fun and approachable style.

Katharine Wright (1874-1929) never achieved the notoriety of her famous siblings, Orville and Wilbur, but without her, they may never have attained their place in history. As the only sister among her siblings, Katharine was forced to take on the role of housekeeper and factotum mother at age 14 when Mrs. Wright died. Despite being raised in a very strict household— her father was a bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ— Katharine went on to graduate from Oberlin College with a degree in classics, become a high school teacher, actively support the women’s suffrage movement, and still play a pivotal role in promoting the accomplishments of the brilliant yet introverted Orville and Wilbur. She put her life on hold many times to come to the aid of her brothers and it’s time that Katharine is restored to her proper place in history alongside Wilbur and Orville.=

Thursday, August 29th 

Summer Hootenanny            7:30p.m.

Location: Green Roof Facilitator: Party Committee 

Join us for another evening of munching on delicious snowballs on the green roof.

A fun hootenanny with the “Macadamia Nuts,” a group of women and men from the Jacksonville Senior Center will lead us in song for a fun evening. Please come join us for a fun night.