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!

(**Weekly schedule during COVID-19**)


  • 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

March is Nutrition Month

Check out these nutrition & diet events for this month

Meet the Dietician, Cheryl Rosenfeld – March 11th at 1:30 PM in the Auditorium

Meet the Culinary Production Team – March 26th at 1:30 PM in the Auditorium

Monday, March 2nd “Cooking with Chef Shawn” will Demo: Heart Healthy Fish options. Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.”1:30 pm in the Grille Dining Room

Friday, March 6th Wine Tasting, Chef will offer heart healthy appetizer along with the wines of the Month.

Wednesday March 11th –The Registered Dietitian Cheryl Rosenfeld will be speaking in the Auditorium at 1:30pm “Pass on the salt.”

Friday, March 13th Chef special Beneficial Fruit Smoothies inside the Café at 2:00pm.

Thursday, March 26h – “Meet the Culinary Team” Auditorium at 1:30p.m. Sample unique Wines and light healthy hors d’oeuvres. Meet our Culinary Production Team Face to Face

Friday, March 27th –Chef special Beneficial Fruity Smoothies @ 2:00 inside the Cafe.

Active Trips & Events

NCAA March Madness

  • March 15th – April 6th
  • Best bracket will win a prize
  • How to Play
    • Pick up a bracket sheet near Ryan’s office
    • Fill out the entire sheet by choosing which team will win each game
    • Check the hallway board each day for game updates. Any wrong guesses lead to a specific exercise listed on the sheet.
    • Have fun!

Inner Adventures Journaling Group

  • Ongoing in March with in person discussions on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room

Ma & Pa Trail Hike w/ Lunch at Vagabond Sandwich Co.

  • Thursday, March 26th
  • 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM
  • First hike of 2020! Bus leaves promptly at 9:00 AM. Please sign-up in registration book if interested. Lunch is on your own at Vagabond Sandwich Company at noon. Last day to cancel is March 19th.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

  • Tuesday, April 21st
  • 9:15 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Bus leaves promptly at 9:15 AM to arrive when the zoo opens at 10:00 AM. Cost of the trip is $35 which includes transportation, zoo admission, and a boxed lunch, Sign up in reservation book if interested. Last day to cancel is April 7th. After that, your account will be charged.

Trips and Travel

Tuesday, March 3rd

The Baltimore Basilica

RATED: MODERATE-DIFFICULT              Departure: 10:15 a.m.

If you haven’t already visited the beautiful Basilica, you’re invited to experience one of America’s most historic houses of worship and a masterpiece of American architecture. This guided tour includes all areas of the church, including the upper church, undercroft and the Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

Following the tour, we will have lunch at the Mt. Washington Tavern. Choose your lunch option from their limited lunch menu. The total cost of this trip is $20.00. The deadline to cancel was Thursday, February 27. Your account has been charged.

Thursday, March 5th 

Streetcar Museum

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

Baltimore welcomed public mass transit in 1859 as the city ballooned to 170,000 people and the need for affordable transportation swelled. As transit technology raced ahead from horse-drawn carts to steam, cable and eventually electric-powered cars, Baltimore’s system expanded to seemingly every corner of the city.

After World War II, however, streetcars in Baltimore (and across the country) went downhill fast as automobile companies bought and retired streetcar lines and returning soldiers and their families moved to federally subsidized homes in the suburbs and out of reach of the streetcar systems. By 1963, Baltimore had run its last streetcar. Want to learn more? Sign up in the registration book.

The total cost of this trip is $15, which includes a grab and go lunch and admission to the Streetcar Museum. When signing up, please select your meal option: turkey sandwich, ham sandwich or roast beef; all meals include a bag of chips, bottled water and a cookie. The deadline to cancel was Thursday, February 27. Your account has been charged.

Tuesday, March 10th

The National Air and Space Museum

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

Launch into the history of flight by surrounding yourself with icons of air and space travel. The flagship building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C, exhibits aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight-related artifacts.

Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit from the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing is back on display for the first time in 13 years. The spacesuit recently underwent an extensive conservation process funded by thousands of public donations through a Kickstarter campaign in 2015. A state-of-the-art display case and mannequin were created to help protect the fragile suit while on display.

The total cost of this trip is $20 for transportation. Lunch will be on your own at the museum’s cafe. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, March 5. After that, your account will be charged.

Thursday, March 12th

James Joyce Pub

Rated: EASY     Departure: 11:45 a.m.

James Joyce is a traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant, which was named after the famous Irish author and poet. The pub offers fast and friendly service. Once inside the restaurant, you will be transported across miles of ocean, to a charming and inviting family setting.

Select one of the following choices for lunch when signing up, beef and Guinness stew, corned beef and cabbage or a chicken club and cup of soup. The total cost of the trip is $30 which includes lunch, gratuities and your choice of soft drink. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, March 5. After that, your account will be charged.

Tuesday, March 17th

Movie Trip

Rated: EASY    Departure: TBD

Enjoy a quiet afternoon at the movies. Show, theater and departure time will be announced at a later time.

Thursday, March 19th

WJZ- TV Studio Tour

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

WJZ-TV, channel 13, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located on Television Hill in the Woodberry section of Baltimore, adjacent to the transmission tower it shares with several other Baltimore broadcast outlets. The tour starts in the studio, goes to the newsroom, then through editing and finally into the main studio. While in the main studio, we will be able to view a live broadcast of the afternoon news.

The total cost of the trip is $5 for transportation. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, March 12. After that your account will be charged.  This trip is accessible, but there is very limited seating during the tour. This trip is limited to 18.

Sunday, March 22nd

Community Concert at Second Presbyterian

Michael Sheppard, piano & Svet Stoyanov, percussion

Rated: EASY    Departure: 2:45 p.m.

Praised by the New York Times for his “understated but unmistakable virtuosity,” Svet Stoyanov is a driving force in modern percussion; pianist Michael Sheppard is a well-known local favorite and highly accomplished chamber musician. See these two virtuosic artists join forces in a dynamic piano and percussion duo program!

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

Tuesday, March 31st 

Scenic Ride: w/ Johns Hopkins, hop on docent

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

Join Baltimore Heritage’s executive director, Mr. Johns Hopkins, as our scenic ride docent. We will begin our tour at the Peale Museum, and we will make our way through Baltimore, concluding at the Mitchell Courthouse. This tour will last approximately 2 hours. Please feel free to bring a light refreshment.

If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book. The total cost of this trip is $8. YOU MUST CANCEL BY TUESDAY, MARCH 24 OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED. This trip is limited to 31.

Thursday, April 9th

Cherry Blossom Cruise

Rated: MODERATELY DIFFICULT   Departure: 9:30 a.m.

Looking for a fun and memorable way to see the world-famous cherry blossoms this year? A cruise on the Potomac River offers a unique, unforgettable experience like nothing on land during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Experience Washington, D.C. from a stunning, glass-enclosed ship, and take in the beautiful, totally unobstructed view of our nation’s Capital while enjoying creative cuisine.

The Odyssey Cruise will last two hours which includes a three course plated luncheon and unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water. The total cost of the trip is $75, which includes transportation, lunch, cruise and gratuities. We must have a minimum of 20.  The deadline to cancel is Thursday, March 26. After this, your account will be charged.  Please sign up in the registration book if you are interested.

Weekly Community Events

Sunday Worship

Every Sunday

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

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

March 1             Rev. Emora Brannan

March 8             Rev. Ann McCorkle Garrett

March 15           Rev. John Kirby

March 22           Rev. Ron Standiford

March 29           Rev. Edwin Ankeny


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.

Glee Club

Every Monday

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

Come join the Glee Club.

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.    

For further information, contact Anne Engle or Adele Notari.


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

Monday, March 2nd   

“White House Memories”

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

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to attend a Presidential function at the White House? How about a State Dinner? Have you ever wondered what the Family Quarters of the White House look like?

Well, former White House butler Alan DeValerio will tell you all about it! He’ll give you the inside details about all the preparations involved in White House entertaining, and how it has evolved over the years from FDR to the present.

Alan will also relate his own personal experiences and the experiences of the people he worked with, such as Eugene Allen, the subject of the hit film, “The Butler.”

Sunday, March 1st 

Sunday on Broadway: “Oklahoma”   7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Party Committee

Oklahoma is the first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box office smash and in 1955 won an Oscar for best film adaptation. Rodgers and Hammerstein won a special Pulitzer in 1944. It completely changed how shows were produced on Broadway.

There have been many revivals, the latest being 2019. This production won a Tony for the Best Revival of a Musical and Best Featured Actress in A Musical (Ali Stroker as Ado Annie) making her the first wheelchair user to win a Tony.

The running time is 2hrs 25min and stars Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones.

Monday, March 2nd

Healthcare at Edenwald     10:30 a.m.

Location: Boardroom         Facilitator: Steve Rothwell and Wellness 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.

Healthcare information will be given by Steve Rothwell, Vice President of Health and Wellness. 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.

Tuesday, March 3rd   

Book Club: “The Japanese Lover ”    7:30 p.m.                                  

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

The book we will be discussing is Isabel Allende’s “The Japanese Lover”, a novel that chronicles a forbidden romance that grows between two people over time, and how this relationship touches the lives of others over the course of several decades.

Allende combines comedy, historical fiction, mystery, romance and a note of fantasy in this novel.

All are welcome to join our discussion group.

Wednesday, March 4th 

Art w/ Emily             10:30 a.m.

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.  Please sign up in the registration book.

Wednesday, March 4th

Helen Frankenthaler: On Paper w/ Morgan Dowty, Curatorial Assistant, Baltimore Museum of Art

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

While she is most well known for her large colorful fluid canvases, Helen Frankenthaler created a rich world of print, pushing the boundaries of the medium forward in the mid-20th century. In 1961, with the encouragement of Grace Hartigan and Larry Rivers, Helen Frankenthaler made her first prints at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) under the tutelage of Tatyana Grosman and Robert Blackburn. Though Frankenthaler’s reluctance to engage in printmaking is often cited in scholarship, throughout her career, she made hundreds of prints, primarily with two titans of the American Print Renaissance, Grosman at ULAE and Ken Tyler of Tyler Graphics. This talk will give an overview of Frankenthaler’s printmaking career, with a focus on prints and drawings held in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Morgan Dowty is a Curatorial Assistant in the BMA’s Department of Prints, Drawings & Photographs. Since joining the BMA in 2015, Morgan has helped to manage the BMA’s collection of more than 65,000 works on paper in the Museum’s holdings and has regularly made the collection available to the public through the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Study Center for Prints, Drawings & Photographs. In 2018, she curated 1939: Exhibiting Black Art at the BMA and co-curated an exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Museum’s Print, Drawing & Photograph Society. Prior to her time at the BMA, Morgan was a recipient of the Undergraduate Greenberg Curatorial Fellowship at The Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, where she co-curated Neither Here, Nor There: Borders and Mobility in Contemporary Art. Morgan graduated with her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, earning a degree in printmaking. Her research interests remain centered on print media, collaboration and artistic process.

Thursday, March 5, 19

Accepting Our Mortality  11:00 a.m.

Location: 2nd Floor Party Room      Facilitators: Eric Gratz & Jackie Gratz

Although we accept the loss of our loved ones, are we ready to accept the prospect of our own demise?

Please join a small group of fellow residents who are willing to face end of life issues. We will try to establish a safe and comfortable setting in which we can share our thoughts, feelings and unresolved issues about growing old and dying.

Group to be limited to 15 participants.  Further dates may be added if the group wishes to continue. Discussion to be facilitated by Eric Gratz, psychotherapist and Jackie Gratz, educator.  This class is now full.

Friday, March 6th 

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, March 8th 

Sunday on Broadway: “Carousel”   7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Party Committee

Carousel is the second musical by the team Rodgers and Hammerstein.  Rodgers wrote 900 songs and 70 musicals, however his favorite was Carousel.  It opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945; and it was an immediate hit. In 1999, Time magazine name Carousel the best musical of the 20th century.

A film version of the musical was made in 1956, starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones which you will see tonight. The running time is 1hr and 56mins.

Thursday, March 12th

Chad Bowles            7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium    Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

A rising star in the piano world, American pianist Chad R. Bowles is increasingly recognized as a master of his instrument and routinely hailed for an ideal combination of innate musicianship and stunning virtuosity.

Friday, March 13th          

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, March 13th

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, March 13th           

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, March 14th 

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, March 15th 

Sunday on Broadway: “State Fair”   7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Party Committee

State Fair is a 1945 American musical film. State Fair was the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written directly for film. It was adapted for Broadway in 1996.

This delightful film is about an Iowa family adventures at the fair. It stars Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews and Dick Haymes.  The running time for this film is 1hr 46min.

Monday, March 16th

“Destination Baltimore” A Talk on the Story of Immigration and Opportunity

 Location: Auditorium       Time: 7:30pm

We welcome back Jack Burkert. In this talk, Jack will discuss the realities of immigrating to America. For more than two centuries and for almost two million people, Baltimore was the destination that promised hope and opportunity–a new life. Beginning in the 18th century, and accelerating through the 19th century, immigrants provided the labor force necessary for Baltimore to become an industrial powerhouse. They built critical infrastructure, created steel in mills, and assembled garments in Baltimore’s burgeoning manufacturing world. New arrivals would congregate in neighborhoods where friends and relatives lived and the language was familiar. In these enclaves, everyday customs from their home countries persisted and flourished.

Historian Jack Burkert is a Baltimore native who in retirement has used his energy and interest in all things Baltimore to create a number of educational programs.

Wednesday, March 18th

The “Field of Dreams” at Camden Yards

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

Nicole Sherry begins her 13th season as the Orioles Head Groundskeeper and her 16th season with the Orioles organization overall. From 2001-03, she served as the Orioles Assistant Head Groundskeeper before spending three seasons (2004-06) with the Double-A Trenton Thunder.

She returned to the Orioles organization in November of 2006, becoming just the second woman ever to serve as the head groundskeeper with a Major League team. Sherry and Heather Nabozny, who has been with the Detroit Tigers since 1999, are the only female head groundskeepers in Major League Baseball. According to the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), there have been approximately 10 women who have held the position of head groundskeeper in the history of professional baseball.

A native of New Castle, Del., Sherry graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in agriculture. She worked for several golf courses in Delaware and with the University of Delaware’s Research and Education Center, testing new herbicides, prior to joining the Orioles in 2001 as the Assistant Head Groundskeeper. Sherry resides in Eldersburg, Md. with her son, Tyson.

Friday, March 20th

The Catonsville High School Steel Drum Band           7:30 p.m.      

Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Edenwald is thrilled to welcome back the student musicians from The Catonsville High School Steel Drum Band.  The group was formed in 1991 as a means for students to study and perform music from a culture other than their own.  The band shares the music of Trinidad and Tobago with audiences throughout the Maryland area. Their contagious enthusiasm and talent delights audiences of every age.

Saturday, March 21st

Iris’ Essentials                      10:00am

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

We would like to welcome back Iris Kaufman of Iris’ Essentials. Iris will bring her collection of tops and bottoms that make a statement in an understated manner.

Many items can be ordered if she doesn’t have your size or desired color.  Come brighten your wardrobe for the fall with Iris!

Sunday, March 22nd

Sunday on Broadway: “Cinderella”   7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Party Committee

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a musical written for television. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Later, Cinderella officially opened on March 3, 2013 on Broadway.

The running time for this film is 1hr 17min.

Monday, March 23rd

Arte Flamenco      7:30 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Ms. Natalia Monteleon created Arte Flamenco while residing in New Orleans. The group achieved wide success and was invited to return three years in a row to the world famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Upon relocating to Maryland, Ms. Monteleon re-created the company here.

Because Flamenco is an art form rooted in a cultural basis, the company strives to present shows which both educate as well as entertain the audience. Great care is taken to retain authenticity and the highest caliber of talent is used, culled from local dancers, musicians and singers.

Tuesday, March 24th

JCC Film Festival Series

Location: Auditorium

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

For over 30 years, the William and Irene Weinberg Baltimore Jewish Film Festival has presented outstanding films of interest, as well as film education opportunities. Join us, as Sara Qureshi from the JCC discusses a diverse selection of engaging films that examine Jewish history, heritage, and culture.

If you are interested in learning more about the film festival series and subscribing, meet Sara in the auditorium.     All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, March 25th   

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.

Because time is limited, please limit your composition to eight hundred words. Sessions last one hour. Everyone is welcome! Come to read your writing, join the discussion or just listen.

Wednesday, March 25th

“Creating a space for connection:  The Edenwald-Goucher intergenerational partnership”

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

Dr. Brian Patrick will describe the development of what has come to be called an “intergenerational partnership” between Edenwald and neighboring Goucher College, in which Goucher students and Edenwald residents come together on a weekly basis every fall semester to enjoy each other’s company and learn from each other through sharing intergenerational perspectives on topics central to the human experience.  The talk will address the original purposes and motives behind the initiation of the program in 2016, chart the evolution of the collaboration into its most recent iteration in the fall 2019 semester, and speculate on future directions as we begin planning for our fourth year in the fall of 2020.

Brian C. Patrick (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Center for Psychology at Goucher College, where he has worked since 1995, teaching courses primarily in the areas of social, developmental, existential, and humanistic psychology. His research interests include the facilitation of student intrinsic motivation, exploration of students’ connection and disconnection experiences in school, and the dynamic interplay of autonomy and relatedness motives in close interpersonal relationships.

Michael Dennison 

Location: Auditorium   7:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Michael Dennison is back by popular demand! Singer, organist and pianist, preacher, teacher, writer, community activist and social justice advocate. Michael 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.

Friday, March 27th

Celebrate Beethoven!

TU Faculty Chamber Concert       1:00 p.m.

Celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a lively concert of works, streamed via the internet into the auditorium. Works include the famous Piano Trio in D Major, “Ghost” and the Cello Sonata in A Major. TU’s Music Historian, Dr. Aaron Zeigel, gives a brief lecture on Beethoven to enhance your experience.

Dr. Aaron Ziegel is an Associate Professor and Division Leader of Music History and Culture. He teaches courses on music in the United States of America, the full chronological span of Western art music, opera studies, symphonic literature and writing about music. His teaching and advising engage with music majors, non-majors, and graduate students. His research publications range widely across the broad spectrum of American music, encompassing such diverse outlets as American opera, film music, American popular song, and the army training camp music of World War I.

After this talk on March 27, join us on Thursday, April 2. The TU Faculty Chamber Ensemble will present a lively concert of Beethoven’s works, recorded live and streamed into the auditorium.

Saturday, March 28th

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.

Sunday, March 29th  

Sunday on Broadway: “The Sound of Music”   7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Party Committee

The Sound Of Music is a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The original production starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, opened in 1959 on Broadway. The Sound of Music was the last musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein; Oscar Hammerstein died of stomach cancer nine months after the Broadway premiere. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938. Many songs from the musical have become standards. Although many people believe “Edelweiss” is a traditional Austrian song, it was written for the musical and did not become known in Austria until after the film’s success. The Broadway show won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

On March 2, 1965, 20th Century Fox released a film adaptation of the musical starring Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain George Von Trapp. The film won five Oscars at the 38th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. This films running time is 2hr 45min.

Monday, March 30th

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 March foreign film of the month.

Wednesday, April 1st

Passover/ Seder     4:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium   Facilitator:

Once again, this year we will be presenting an Introduction to the Passover Seder starting at 4:30 in the auditorium. We would like to emphasize that this is an ecumenical occasion to introduce highlights of the Seder to all Edenwald residents. By sharing these customs within our diverse community we hope it will bring about understanding and enjoyment to all participants.

A typical Seder meal will be served for dinner. An adaptation of the Haggadah is provided and all who would like to participate in the communal reading are more than welcome to do so under the direction of Cantor Ann Sacks.

There is a choice of chicken or brisket, and also juice or wine.  Please indicate your choices on the signup sheet. Residents may use their declining balance for this meal. Because seating is limited to 70, we ask that you sign up.  Please arrive by 4:45; if you have not arrived by then your seat will be given to a person on the wait list.  We look forward to your participation. Don’t forget to bring a pillow with you!