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


Wellness at Edenwald

Active Aging Week: October 1st – 7th

Harper’s Ferry National Park Hike & Lunch

  • 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 1st
  • Bus leaves promptly at 8:30 AM from the main lobby. This is a collaborative trip with Vantage Point Retirement Community in Columbia, MD to kick off Active Aging Week. Lunch will be on your own at the Country Cafe Restaurant.
  • Itinerary
  • 8:30 AM – Depart from Edenwald
  • 10:00 AM – Arrive at Harper’s Ferry National Park, meet & greet with other residents
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Hike the various trails of Harper’s Ferry National Park
  • 12:15 PM – Lunch at the Country Cafe Restaurant
  • 2:00 PM – Board bus, depart back to Edenwald

Towson Town Mall Walk & Coffee

  • 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, October 2nd & 30th
  • Towson Town Mall
  • Get some morning steps in and window shop at the Towson Town Mall. We will meet at the main lobby at 8:45 AM to walk over to the mall. Feel free to help yourself to coffee & breakfast at Chick-Fil-A or Starbucks before, during, or after the walk. No sign-up needed. Just show up the day of the event.

Resident vs. Employee Pool Volleyball Game

  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Volleyball game begins at 1:30 PM
  • Swimming Pool/Aquatic Center
  • Come participate in the annual resident vs. employee pool volleyball game at 1:30 PM. If interested in playing, please sign-up in the reservation book. Fruit smoothies and other refreshments will be available on the pool patio. Others who are not participating are welcome to watch and cheer on your favorite team.

Fitness Center News

  • Ryan’s exercise classes are canceled on October 1st (Harper’s Ferry Hike) and in the afternoon on October 4th (Volleyball game).
  • New Exercise Class! – Fit & Strong is an aerobics type class that is heart-healthy, easy to follow, and gentle on the joints. The class involves standing low-impact movements, upper body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching, & relaxation exercise. She will be teaching every Tuesday from 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM in the Group Exercise Room.

Exercise of the Month

Hamstring Stretch (Flexibility)

  • Sit on the edge of a bench, chair or other low, firm surface.
  • Stretch out your right leg with your toes pointing up, and place your hands on your left thigh.
  • Keep your left foot flat on the ground.
  • Keeping your back straight, gently lean forward from your hips until you feel a stretch in the back of your right thigh.
  • Pull your foot back, pointing your toes up. You may feel a stretch by just straightening up your back.
  • Hold for 15-30 seconds and then repeat with your left leg.

Questions? Contact Ryan Meisel, Wellness Manager | 410-616-8833 | rmeisel@edenwald.org

Trips and Travel

Thursday, October 3rd

Ft. McHenry

Rated: MODERATE DIFFICULTY    Departure: 9:00 a.m.

O! Say can you see…by the dawn’s early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars were so gallantly streaming over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner. Visitors to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will begin their tour at the Visitor and Education Center for a short orientation film, followed by a self-guided exploration of the onsite exhibits.

We will be bringing along box lunches.  When signing up please select one of the following options: tuna, roast beef or turkey sandwich. Lunch includes a beverage, chips and a cookie.  When you arrive in the morning for the trip you will be given your lunch.  There are designated picnic areas onsite. Moderate to difficult walking is required. The total cost of this trip is $20, which includes lunch, admission and transportation. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book. The deadline to cancel was September 24; your account has been charged.

Tuesday, October 8th

Enoch Pratt Free Library

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

Join us for a tour at the newly-renovated Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Central Library has just completed an extensive renovation and restoration, and now you have the amazing visual experience Library customers had when the building first opened while also having access to all of the latest technologies. We will visit subject departments and the handsome restoration throughout the building.

This guided tour will be led by Wesley Wilson Chief, Central/SLRC. Your guided tour will last for 60 min, 10:00 until 11:00. Following the tour residents will have an additional hour to explore the library on their own before heading back to Edenwald.  The total cost of this trip is $20 for transportation.  The deadline to cancel is Thursday, October 3.

Thursday, October 10th 

Baltimore Water Taxi/ River Watch Restaurant

Rated: EASY    Departure: 9:45 a.m.

From Fells Point to Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor and everywhere in between, the Baltimore Water Taxi connects you to the finest attractions that Baltimore has to offer. Baltimore’s ever-changing and expanding waterfront always offers something new for visitors and residents alike.

Enjoy an hour long cruise around the harbor via water taxi. This trip is limited to 24 due to the boat’s capacity.  Once the boat docks we will have lunch at River Watch Restaurant & Marina in Essex, MD.  When signing up please select from the following; shrimp salad, fish & chips, crab cake and turkey club. Lunch will also include your beverage, tax and gratuity.

The total cost for this trip is $40. The deadline to cancel is Saturday, October 5. After that your account will be charged.

Saturday, October 12th 

Met Live at The Charles: Turandot

Rated: EASY     Departure: 11:45 a.m.

Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, and set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. The story is set in China and involves Prince Calaf, who falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot. To obtain permission to marry her, a suitor has to solve three riddles; any wrong answer results in death. Calaf passes the test, but Turandot still refuses to marry him.

The total cost of this trip is $25. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, October 3. After that your account will be charged.

Tuesday, October 15 – Thursday, October 17

Ocean City

Rated: MODERATED      Departure:  8:30 a.m.

Enjoy a 2 night 3 day stay at Dunes Manor Hotel in Ocean City Maryland. Your accommodations will include daily breakfast, luggage handling and delivery. While there take advantage of the hotel heated indoor pool, with a Jacuzzi, as well as a fitness room.

Dunes Manor provides complimentary tea time daily, as well as nightly piano sing-a-longs from Wednesday to Sundays. Rooms are equipped with a full oceanfront, 2 double beds, mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.

Thursday, October 24th 

Movie Trip

Rated: EASY    Departure: TBD

Join us for an afternoon at the movies.  Movie, time and location to be determined at a later time. If you have any suggestions, please let Lisha or Mikaila know.

Tuesday, October 29th

Baltimore Museum of Industry & Sabatino’s

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

Since opening in 1981, the Baltimore Museum of Industry has enlightened visitors on the city’s unique history in manufacturing.  Housed in a former oyster canning facility, BMI features recreations of a print shop, garment factory, cannery, machine shop and a pharmacy. Workshops and exhibits show how things were made and explore Baltimore’s role as one of the busiest and most important ports in the nation.

Nestled in Baltimore’s historic Little Italy, Sabatino’s specializes in home-made pastas and specialty dishes along with a variety of other Central and Southern Italian delights. With all of Sabatinos’ pastas and sauces being prepared daily with the freshest and finest ingredients, it’s no wonder Baltimore Magazine continues to rate Sabatino’s as one of Baltimore’s finest restaurants.

We will have a limited menu to choose from which includes: chicken Lynn, lasagna, eggplant parmesan and several other pasta dishes.  Included with your entree is bread, salad, dessert and beverages.  The total cost of the trip is $35. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, October 17.  After that your account will be charged. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.

Wednesday, October 30th

Discover the Power of Age Expo: Connected Living -Senior Living

Timonium Fairgrounds

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

The Baltimore County Department of Aging’s extravaganza showcases the latest in information, resources, products and services to approximately 11,000 attendees. This is the largest event of its type in the Mid-Atlantic region to help discover the path to reimagine aging. All proceeds from the Power of Age Expo support the Seniors in Need Program.

For the Expo’s 32nd year, they ask for a donation in lieu of paying an admission fee or bring two or more cans of non-perishable food. All guests will be entitled to a free gift and full access to a multitude of opportunities for resources, enjoyment and options. If you are interested please sign up in the registration book.

Thursday, October 31st

Post-Industrial Tour w/ Bill Barry

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

At one time, the Sparrows Point mill was the largest steel mill in the world, employing 31,000 workers and creating an epic civilization in southwest Baltimore. This tour will take us to several important industrial areas, and to Turner Station and the house of Henrietta Lacks.  There will also be a visit to Bethlehem Steel.

Join us for this engaging retrospect of Baltimore history with Bill Barry. This scenic tour will last approximately 2hr before returning to Edenwald.  There will be time for a rest stop to allow for a momentary stretch. Water and a light snack will be provided.

The total cost of this trip is $10. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, October 15. After that your account will be charged.   This trip is limited to 32.

Friday, November 9th

Philadelphia Contemporary Craft Show

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

This premier show and sale of contemporary craft and design includes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, selected from more than 875 applicants. All work is for sale. The Guest Artist Program will feature 26 artists from Israel.

The total cost of this trip is $21 which includes admission and transportation. Lunch will be on your own. This trip is rated moderate due to the amount of walking.  The bus will return to Edenwald after 5:00; please make dinner arrangements accordingly.  The deadline to cancel is Thursday, October 24. After that your account will be charged.

Tuesday, December 3rd

Holiday Brass Concert at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

Rated: EASY     Departure: 6:30 p.m.

Members of the Baltimore Symphony and the National Symphony orchestras, along with members of many of the premiere military bands, have joined for the fifteenth year to create the Holiday Brass Concert. The total cost of this trip is $22. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, October 17.

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 sets the scene for Joy to the World, AMT’s newest holiday spectacular, featuring scenes filled with entertaining elves, dramatic dancing, sensational singing, and grand moments galore.

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 was

Weekly Community Events

Sunday Worship

Every Sunday

Location: Auditorium    

Time: 3:00 p.m.

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

October 6     Rev. Emora Brannan

October 13   Rev. Jerry Todd

October 20   Rev. John Kirby

October 27   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.

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.


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 Old Testament book of Job showing that God’s care is not what we expect.

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.

Weekly Community Events

Tuesday, October 1st 

Book Club:  “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane”    7:30 p.m.                                  

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

We will be discussing “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See, a moving story about tradition, tea farming and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters. An unforgettable portrait of the Akha people who live in a little known region in China, the Washington Post says, “It inspires an overwhelming desire to drink rare Chinese tea.”

Please join us if you would like to participate in our discussion.

Wednesday, October 2nd

Art w/ Emily       10:00 a.m.

Location: Art Studio Room 1205 Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Join Artist in Residence Emily Kendall the first Wednesday of every month she will share new approaches to art.  Classes are limited to 10 residents per class and fill very quickly.  Classes are free.  If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.

Thursday, October 3rd

Amadi and Debby Azikiwe           7:30 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

The Violin/Viola and Piano duo has played concerts throughout the United States and at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Arts Alive Festival

Amadi, a New York native, is currently Music Director of the Harlem Symphony Orchestra. Debby hails from Hong Kong, where she taught and performed for nearly 20 years before moving to the U.S.

Friday, October 4th     

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!

Saturday, October 5th

An Afternoon Concert on the Green Roof           2:00 p.m. 

Location: Green Roof Facilitator: Party Committee

Join us for an afternoon concert of the glorious music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Our musician in residence, Claire and her sister, Grace will be performing. Claire is a student at Peabody and plays the violin. Grace is a senior in high school and plans to study opera in college.

A pleasant way to spend a fall Saturday afternoon on the green roof.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the auditorium.

Sunday, October 6th   

Sunday on Broadway: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”   7:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Party Committee    Location: Auditorium  

It’s one big fat wonderful sequel! In love and laughs are all back.

Starring and written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 brings the entire beloved family of characters back together. In the years since we first fell for Tula and Ian, they have a raised a headstrong daughter while trying to keep the spark alive. But just as they think they’re balancing an independent teen, aging parents and the rest of the irrepressible clan the reveal of a shocking secret will bring the three generations of the family closer than ever as they plan a bigger, fatter, and Greeker wedding!   Running time 1hr and 34 min.

Monday, October 7th

Things are ‘Looking up’ at the Pratt!

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

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Library has just completed an extensive renovation and restoration. Visitors now have the amazing visual experience library customers had when the building first opened while also having access to all of the latest technologies.

Join us for a visual presentation and exploration of all of the resources and services the library provides. Our guest speaker will be Wesley Wilson Chief, Central/SLRC.

Join us on Tuesday, October 8th for a tour of the Library. For more information, refer to the trips and travel section.

Thursday, October 10th 

Mariah Bonner  7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium    Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Back for an encore performance, Mariah Bonner. Mariah was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to France at a young age, where she studied ballet in Paris with Jennifer Goubé of the Opera de Paris and began acting classes at the Cours Florent. After graduating from The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London in 2008, Mariah set out for Los Angeles where she launched her acting career with features in a number of television shows, movies, plays and short films. She has since moved back to Baltimore where she continues to pursue her passion for entertaining.

Friday, October 11th       

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, October 11th   

Residents’ Association Meeting    1:30 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Executive Committee

Residents’ Association Meeting. All residents are invited to attend.

Friday, October 11th 

Musician in Residence:  Claire Hebeisen & Friends 

Location: Auditorium     7:30 p.m.       

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 will be joined this month by her brother Levi and sister Grace Hebeisen.

Grace Hebeisen, 18, studies voice with Colleen Daly. This summer she traveled to Greve to sing in the Bel Canto in Tuscany Young Artist Program. She has also participated in the Lyric Opera of Baltimore Summer Program (2019 and 2017), the Washington National Opera Young Associate Program (2018), and the WNO Summer Institute (2018), where she had the opportunity to sing on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Grace has been a prize winner in the Maryland NATS competition the past three years in both the Classical and Musical Theater divisions, placing first in Classical Voice the past two years. She was also a prize winner in the CAI Virtuoso Competition in 2017 and made her debut on the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  Grace enjoys reading fantasy, traveling, and spending time with her four siblings.

Levi Hebeisen, 16, studies classical guitar with Franco Platino and is part of the Honors Program at Levine School of Music. He also enjoys playing acoustic and electric guitar with his band, Blue Cadet, and other Maryland artists. Levi is an avid songwriter and participated in Berkley’s Songwriting Workshop this summer. He has performed with his sisters, Flanked by Sisters, for several concerts that have benefited charitable organizations supporting homeless shelters, food shelves, and Syrian immigrants that have relocated to Montgomery County, Maryland. Levi also enjoys kung fu (he recently earned his black belt), exploring all types of music, performing gigs, and hanging out with his four siblings.

Saturday, October 12th    

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, October 13th 

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

Facilitator: Party Committee    Location: Auditorium  

The story by Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist) centers around an orphan, Oliver born in a work house and sold to an undertaker as an apprentice. After escaping, Oliver travels to London where he meets “Artful Dodger,” a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal Fagin.

Its Broadway debut was January 6, 1963 and produced by David Merrick. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won 6.

The movie debuted in 1968. It had 11 Academy Awards nominations and won 6 including best picture and best director.  The running time is 2hr and 30min.

Monday, October 14th

Birds of Maryland, Delaware & The District of Columbia

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

Edenforum is pleased to again welcome Middleton Evans.

Middleton is a photographer, author and publisher of Maryland themed books and calendars. A Baltimore native, he has dedicated much of his 30-year career to documenting Maryland’s diverse cultural life and natural heritage. In 2001, he was featured on Maryland Public Television’s documentary “Images of Maryland: 1900-2000,” honoring the state’s distinguished lensmen. Nature photography has been a keen interest ever since working on Maryland’s Great Outdoors (1996). Birds then captured Evans’ imagination with a 5 year odyssey discovering water birds in pristine habitats across North America; Rhapsody in Blue was released in 2006. Another recent volume, The Miracle Pond (2015), captures a bevy of avian beauties from Baltimore’s Patterson Park.

Enjoy a narrated slide show of Middleton Evans’ favorite photographs from his latest book: “Birds of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia,” just released by Johns Hopkins University Press. The lavishly illustrated coffee table book with over 700 photographs offers a comprehensive view of our region’s abundant birdlife, authored by Bruce Beehler, a renowned ornithologist with the Smithsonian.

Middleton’s deep-rooted Christian faith guides his creative process, striving to bring honor and glory to the Creator. He is a graduate of McDonogh School and Duke University.

Thursday, October 17th

Solomon Eichner      7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Equally at home with solo, chamber and concerto performances, American pianist Solomon Eichner has established himself as an exciting versatile young artist. Solomon is known for his commanding performances of the romantic keyboard repertoire. Solomon made his Carnegie Hall Debut recital in 2016 after winning the Golden Key Debut International Competition NYC.

Originally from Baltimore, Solomon studied privately in Maryland with Virginia Reinecke, Reynaldo Reyes and Irene Kreymer. He graduated with his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory. Solomon received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of South Carolina in May 2016.

Friday, October 18th

Oktoberfest      4:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Edenwald Oktoberfest Celebrate, with German beers, wines, and appetizers at 4:30 inside and outside of the auditorium. Then a German-themed dinner menu in all dining venues!

Monday, October 21st

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.

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

Tuesday, October 22nd

Van Dyke & Bacon Shoes          10:00 a.m. 

Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Van Dyke & Bacon Shoes was established in 1938 by Irving Van  Dyke and Francis Bacon Sr. The first store was opened on North Charles Street in Baltimore in the heart of the city’s thriving shopping district. Irving and Francis established a strong shoe business providing exceptional sit-and-fit service, comfortable footwear, and a sincere passion to find the perfect fit.

Thursday, October 24th    

Sharing Group (formerly Sip and Share)   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.

Thursday, October 24th 

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 October foreign film of the month.

Wednesday, October 23rd

The National Park Service as Seen Through the Eyes of A Ranger

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

Edenforum is pleased to welcome again Palma Wilson sharing her experience as a Park Ranger.

After 34 years with the National Park Service, Palma retired to live a life of pleasure on the Eastern Seaboard. Palma began her career with the NPS at Assateague Island as a Student Conservation Association Volunteer. During her career she served as superintendent at Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota, Colorado Monument, Flagstaff Area Monuments and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges and National Monuments. She retired as Deputy Superintendent of Park Operations at Grand Canyon National Park.

Palma is a graduate of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and daughter of our resident Palma Wilson.

Sunday, October 27th

Sunday on Broadway: “Hello Dolly”       7:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Party Committee    Location: Auditorium  

The story is based on “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder. It’s the turn of the century in Yonkers, New York where an ambitious young widow with a penchant for matchmaking has an idea for a perfect match. Tight-fisted, local merchant Horace Vandergelder and herself! As she tries to win his heart, we’re treated to one of the most musically entertaining plots in film history.

The Broadway debut, was January 16, 1964, another David Merrick play. It was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won all of them including best musical. It set a record which the play held for 37 years.

The movie debuted in 1969. It was directed by Gene Kelly and nominated for 7 academy awards and won 3.

The cast includes Barbara Streisand, Walter Matthau and Michael Crawford. The running time is 2hr and 20min.

Monday, October 28th

Acapella Fellas   7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium  

Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Acapella Fellas! This singing quartet has been friends for over 15 years. They will win the audience over with their harmonies and song selections!

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

Tuesday, October 29th 

Linda’s Treasures        11:00 a.m. 

Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Linda’s Treasures Boutique is coming to you! There’s something for everyone.  Personal checks accepted.

Wednesday, October 30th

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.

Thursday, October 31st

Halloween Party

Location: Auditorium   Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Halloween is the one time of year when you can be anything you want to be, just put on a mask or a fun costume, and you can try on a new identity. It’s certainly a holiday that rewards creativity. Although it’s traditionally a bit spooky or even scary.

So develop a new identity for October 31st – come in costume. We will be having a parade of goblins, witches, phantoms, poltergeists, ghosts etc., etc., etc. you may win a prize.

We will be parading and dancing to the music of Keith and Ty – Sea Depth Entertainment.  Refreshments will be served.

So please join in the merriment of this party with your new identity!

Monday, November 4th  

Lunch and Learn:  Color Me Beautiful 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Location:  2nd floor Dining Room    

Facilitator:  Lifestyles Programming Department

Bring your family and friends to lunch and learn about how wearing becoming colors can enhance your appearance while wearing the wrong colors can make you look ill.  Lynne Glassman, better known as the “doctorofdress” is a Color Me Beautiful consultant. She will drape some of our residents to coordinate with their skin, hair and eye color, value and chroma to help them see what colors they should wear what they should avoid and what colors they should decorate with.

This is an interactive program, full of fun, laughter and learning.  Two days later is our Taylor Marie Fashion Show, so you’ll have a chance to practice what you learned!  The cost of this event is $20. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, October 15. After that your account will be charged.