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

WELLNESS:

  • Line dancing and Zumba Gold
  • Yoga, tai chi and pilates
  • Cornhole, bocce and shuffleboard
  • Wii bowling
  • Pool volleyball
  • Aquatic Fit, Aquatic Arthritis and Aqua Dance
  • Strength, conditioning and balance classes
  • Men’s and women’s billiards leagues
  • Drums Alive
  • Trail walks to local parks and historical sites
  • Group Exercise Schedule

 


 

Trips and Travel

ALL trips will depart from the Tower lobby.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time listed.

Saturday, March 2nd 

Met Opera: La Fille du Régiment   Charles Theater

Rated: EASY   Departure: 11:45 a.m.

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

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

The deadline to cancel was Thursday, February 14.

Tuesday, March 5th

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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

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

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

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

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

The deadline to cancel was Thursday, February 14.

Thursday, March 7th

Philadelphia Flower Show       

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

The 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Flower Power,” will pay tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The Flower Show Entrance Garden is a show-stopping celebration of “Flower Power,” bringing the awe-inspiring impact of flowers to vivid, colorful life. Guests will be surrounded by towering vine sculptures adorned with artistic interpretations of flowers, plants, and butterflies. Easy-to-view “pods” will display the spectacular floral creations of the FTD World Cup, the world’s most prestigious floral design competition. And from above, a sprawling meadow comprised of colorful wildflowers will float dreamlike over all the action.

The total cost of this trip is $30, to be billed to your account. Lunch will be on your own at the Convention Center. The deadline to cancel is Friday, March 1.

Sunday, March 10th

2nd Pres. Concert: Michael Adcock, piano

Rated: EASY         Departure: 2:30 p.m.

Hailed for his prodigious technique, and praised by the Washington Post for an “unusually fresh and arresting approach to the piano,” pianist Michael Adcock has cultivated a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and pre-concert lecturer. Don’t miss his captivating program of works by Schubert, Brahms, Fauré and more!

There is no charge for this trip. Please sign up.

Tuesday, March 12th

Hunt Valley Centre

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

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies, lunch or maybe shopping. YOU choose! A list of suggested movies will be posted in the registration book. There is no charge for this trip.

Thursday, March 14th

James Joyce

Rated: EASY                  Departure 11:00 a.m.

The James Joyce is a traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant, which was designed and site 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 Tuesday, March 5; after that your account will be charged.

Tuesday, March 19th

UTZ Factory Tour

Rated: MODERATELY DIFFICULT   Departure: 10:00 a.m.

See how potato chips are made and breathe in the delicious aroma of the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks at their over 600,000 square foot facility. They have built a special glass enclosed observation gallery that looks down on their production process from beginning to end.

From start to finish, you’ll be impressed with the care they put into Utz Potato Chips. Their factory is one of the cleanest and most modern snack food operations in America.

After the tour, we will have lunch at Bay City Restaurant, located in Hanover, PA.  You will be able to select from an itemized menu.  The total cost for this trip is $25, which includes lunch and transportation.  The deadline to cancel is Thursday, March 7, after which you will be charged. Please sign up in the registration book.

Thursday, March 21st  

Falls Road Scenic Byways

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

Surrounded by rolling green countryside, the Falls Road scenic byway is a beautiful drive. Head north past the idyllic campuses of Maryvale Preparatory School and St. Paul’s School and you will find yourself amid historic country estates in the Green Spring Valley.  Falls Road ends near Prettyboy Reservoir near the tiny community of Alesia.

There is no charge for this trip. Please sign up.

Saturday, March 23rd 

Quilt Expo

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

The Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild Quilt Expo provides the attendees with the opportunity to explore the exhibits of quilts made by guild members, ranging in style from traditional to contemporary, as well as art quilts. The event also features quilts and quilted items for sale, a Silent Auction, an expanded Vendors Mall, and a number of handmade items available for sale.

The cost of this trip is $10, which includes your admission and transportation. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, March 12. After that your account will be charged. Please sign up.

Thursday, March 28th

Highlights of the Maryland Historical Society Tour

Rated: MODERATELY DIFFICULT   Departure: 10:00 a.m.

Through a guided exploration of the visible highlights of the Maryland Historical Society’s 175 years of collecting, you will see how the Piscataway Nation, European Settlers, American conflicts, and Maryland’s unique industries all helped to create the modern state of Maryland.

Following the tour, lunch will be served by Jay’s Deli and Catering at the museum so that you may have time to explore the museum at your leisure when you are done. The total cost of this trip is $25, which includes your guided tour and lunch. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, March 12; after that your account will be charged. Please sign up the registration book if you are interested.

Saturday, March 30th

Met Live: Die Walküre

Rated: EASY   Departure: 11:45 a.m.

Die Walküre, WWV 86B is the second of the four music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. It was performed, as a single opera, at the National Theatre Munich on June 26, 1870, and received its first performance as part of the Ring cycle at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on August, 14 1876. The total cost this trip is $25. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, March 19; after that your account will be charged. Please sign up.

Tuesday, April 9th

Cherry Blossom Cruise

Rated: MODERATELY DIFFICULT  

Departure: 10:00 a.m.

The blooming of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. has come to symbolize the natural beauty of our nation’s capital city. The famous trees, a gift of Japan in 1912, signal Washington’s beginning of spring with an explosion of life and color that surrounds the Tidal Basin in a sea of pale pink and white blossoms.

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. Enjoy unparalleled views of D.C. covered in gorgeous cherry blossoms during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Odyssey Cruise will last two hours which includes a three course plated luncheon and unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water. For a copy of the menu see Lisha Galloway.

The total cost includes transportation, lunch, cruise and gratuities.  The total cost of the trip is $100. We must have a minimum of 20.  The deadline to cancel is Thursday, March 14, after which your account will be charged.  Please sign up in the registration book.

Subscription Series

  • The bus will depart for the BSO Pops production of Christina Bianco: Woman of A Thousand Voices on Friday, March 1 at 7:00.
  • The bus will depart for Shriver Hall performance of Johannes Moser, cello; Till Fellner, piano on Sunday March 3 at 4:45.
  • The bus will depart for the Baltimore Speakers Series on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00.
  • The bus will depart for Vagabond Theater production of Crimes of the Heart on Friday, March 8 at 7:00.
  • The bus will depart for the BSO Classical Friday production of Appalachian Spring on Friday, March 15 at 7:00.
  • The bus will depart for the Everyman Theater production of Dinner with Friends on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00.
  • The bus will depart for Center Stage production of Indecent on Sunday, March 24 at 1:15.
  • The bus will depart for Shriver Hall performance of Hagen Quartet; Jorg Widmann, clarinet on Sunday March 24 at 4:45.
  • The bus will depart for the Baltimore Speakers Series on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00.
  • The bus will depart for the Everyman Theater production of Dinner with Friends on Friday, March 29 at 7:00.

Upcoming Events

Bookmobile                                                                               

1st and 3rd Friday of Every Month                               

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

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

Call the Mobile Library Service at 410-887-7586 or see Lisha for a reservation sheet. When you call, be sure to have your library card number handy. Do take advantage of this wonderful service.

Sunday Worship

Every Sunday

Location: Auditorium

Time: 3:00 p.m.                                                                     

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

March 3        Rev. Emora Brannan

March 10      Rev. Jerry Todd

March 17      Rev. John Kirby

March 24      Rev. Ron Standiford

March 31      Rev. Mark Johnson

Glee Club

Every Monday

Location: Auditorium  

Time: 1:30 p.m.                                                                                    

Come join the Glee Club!

Backgammon

Every Monday

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

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players, dating from the Byzantine Empire. A game that has been played for centuries has got to be fun! Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you! We will have 5 boards available.

Edenwald Theatre

Every Monday

Location: Auditorium

Time: 3:00 p.m.                                                          

You may join us, or you may come just to watch. At present, skits and short plays are being performed for members, followed by a critique or discussion. We are a reader’s theatre — we do not memorize.                                                       

Duplicate Bridge

Every Tuesday

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

Bingo

Every Tuesday 

Location: Auditorium    

Time: 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                      

2 cards for $1.00! Come try YOUR luck!

There will be no bingo on March 5th or March 19th

Bible Study

Every Thursday

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

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

Shabbat Service

2nd and 4th Friday of Every Month

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

Kabbalat Shabbat at Edenwald is an experience. It begins as congregants gather together with friends, bid farewell to the week that has passed, reconnect with one another and welcome Shabbat with joyous song.

Friday, March 1st

Wine Tasting   4:30 p.m. 

Location: Outside the Auditorium      Facilitator: Dining Services                      First Friday of the month, Wine Tasting, will offer heart healthy appetizers along with the wines of the Month!

Monday, March 4th

Cooking Demo   1:30 p.m. 

Location: The Grille Dining Room     Facilitator: Dining Services                     

Chef Shawn will do a cooking demo on how to prepare “Healthy Entrées.”

Monday, March 4th

Dancing for the Camera in the Golden Age of Movie Musicals

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

Often called the “Golden Age” of musicals, the 1940’s, 50’s, and early 1960’s produced some of the fabulous films we still love today.  They are a history of exciting, innovative dance treasures.  However, at the beginning of the 20th century the new-fangled invention, the moving camera, did not do justice to dance.  Solving the puzzle of how to put dance, a three dimensional art, onto a two dimensional screen was difficult.  We’ll look at some of the marvelous dancers/choreographers who brought about the needed changes:  Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Michael Kidd to name a few.  Come and enjoy!

Patricia Enoch performed on Broadway, and after joining The American Ballet Theatre Company, she toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, North Africa, and Europe.  In Baltimore, she has performed with the Baltimore Opera Company, various TV productions, the Peabody Chamber Ballet, the Maria Morales Spanish Dance Company and Pas de Six Ballet Company.  Mrs. Enoch founded and directed the Kyrios Liturgical Dance Company.  Locally, she has taught and choreographed for Peabody Preparatory, Maryland Ballet, Children’s Dance Division of Towson University, and the Moving Company Dance Center.  Her former students are performing in concert and Broadway venues and many are now teaching dance.  Mrs. Enoch has taught many courses for the Osher Institute at Towson University.

Tuesday, March 5th

Book Club 7:30 p.m.                                                                           

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

We will be discussing “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine”, the 2017 debut novel of Scottish writer Gail Honeyman. It is a beautifully written, funny novel about an eccentric loner whose life unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger. Dealing with themes of isolation and loneliness, the book explores the power of friendship.

Tuesday, March 5th

Let the Good Times Roll      7:30p.m

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: The Party Committee

Please join us on Shrove Tuesday for a Mardi Gras Celebration!

WHO WILL BE REX, KING OF MARDI GRAS?

Please wear your costume, we will be judging them! If you do not have a mask we will supply one. We will dance and parade to the blue sounds of the Charm City musicians.

We will be serving Hurricane Punch, Kings Cake and Fasnachts. Please join us for the BIG PARTY before Lent begins! Please sign up in the registration book, so we can plan for the correct number of Mardi Gras party goers. There will be plenty of seating!

Wednesday, March 6th

The History of Civil Rights in Baltimore

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

Johns Hopkins Jr., will speak on the history of the Civil Rights movement as it relates to the buildings and spaces in Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins Jr., is the director of Baltimore Heritage Inc., a non-profit organization that works to find new economic uses for Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. He currently teaches a class at Towson University and serves on the board of directors of several organizations. Johns is a graduate of Yale University, George Washington University Law School and University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Thursday, March 7th

Musical Artist Theatre Presents: “Guys and Dolls”   7:30p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department                                  Live on stage: A Broadway fable starring Ruth and Michael Hulett. Nathan Detroit needs a grand to keep his crap game afloat, so he bets suave gambler Sky Masterson that prim Sarah Brown of the Save-A-Soul Mission won’t go out on a date with him.  Meanwhile, Hot Box star chanteuse Miss Adelaide, is literally sick of waiting for Nathan to tie the knot.  Somehow it all works out, but not before they sing such favorites as Fugue For Tinhorns, A Bushel And A Peck, Luck Be A Lady, If I Were A Bell, Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat” and the rest of Frank Loesser’s fabulous score.

Friday, March 8th

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 8th

Author, Timothy Boyce: The Secret WWII Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

Hailed by The New Yorker as “among the most compelling documents to come out of the war,” From Day to Day is a World War II concentration camp diary—one of only a handful ever translated into English—secretly written by Odd Nansen, a Norwegian. Arrested in January 1942, Nansen, son of polar explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen (Nobel Peace Prize, 1922), was held captive for the duration of the war in various Nazi camps in Norway and Germany. Through selected readings, Boyce will explain who Nansen was, why he was arrested, why he wrote the diary, how he preserved it, and why this diary is as important today as it was when first written.

Timothy Boyce practiced law for many years, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte, NC office of Dechert LLP, a global law firm with offices in 13 countries. He holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Finance, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.  Tim, who currently lives in Tryon, NC with his wife Tara, two horses, two dogs, two cats, and almost 5,000 books, retired in 2014 to devote full time to writing.

Saturday, March 9th

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, March 10th

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

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: The Party Committee                               

Brigadoon debuted on Broadway in 1947. The story centers on a Scottish village that comes to life once every 100 years, for one day. In 1954 it was made into a film. We will be seeing the film starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson and Cyd Charisse. The running time of this film is 1hr 48min.

Monday, March 11th

Brooklyn Bridge: A Ken Burns Documentary

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

This award-winning film by Ken Burns captures the drama, struggles and personal tragedies behind the greatest of all achievements of America’s industrial age, the Brooklyn Bridge.  It was the largest bridge of the era.  Discover the charm and beauty of a granite and steel masterpiece, which has inspired numerous works of art and, even today, draws crowds of people to walk across it.

Wednesday, March 13th

Registered Dietitian Day 1:30 a.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Dining Services

Registered Dietitian, Ann Rossmark will be speaking on “Nutrient Basics.”

As the nation’s food and nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.

Wednesday, March 13th

The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra              7:30p.m.                                                

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra is one of more than 25 active mandolin ensembles in the United States today. The classical mandolin is enjoying a renaissance in our country, and the BMO is proudly riding that wave of popularity.

The aim of the original BMO, as stated in the program for one of its first concerts back in 1925, was “to play the best mandolin music and further the cause of fretted instruments.”   The orchestra has grown and matured musically, and it has received many favorable reviews of its performances in recent years.

Thursday, March 14th

Foreign Film: “The Guilty”             7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Movie Committee

Alarm dispatcher and former police officer Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins.

This film stars Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage and Omar Shargawi. The running time for this film is 1hr 25min and rated R.

Friday, March 15th

Residents’ Association Meeting    1:30 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Executive Committee

Residents’ Association Meeting

All residents are invited to attend.

Friday, March 15th

Student Recital: Elmira David       7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

Elmira David is a Senior Music Major at Goucher College who is currently studying piano with Rhoda Jeng. She is an international student from Indonesia & Greece and loves to travel around the world. Elmira started playing the piano at the age of six and has performed internationally in Indonesia, Greece, and Italy, where she studied abroad in the fall of 2017.

Aside from taking piano lessons at Goucher, Elmira also plays the cello and is a part of the Goucher College Orchestra. She enjoys Salsa dancing and is the co-president of the Salsa Club at Goucher, and is a part of the Goucher College Peer Listening program as well. Her experience at Goucher has inspired her to continue her education in the field of Music Therapy right after she graduates in May 2019.

Saturday, March 16th

Two Cornets and Piano: In Concert    2:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium      Facilitator: Activities

A trio of Ginger Turner and Amy Cherry, cornets, and Chris Schroeder, piano will present an afternoon program of musical selections by Torelli, John Williams, Haydn, Goëmanne, Coplan, Kevin McKee and Joseph Horovitz.  Edenwald residents will remember Ginger Turner who produced and played in 14 seasons of the “Holiday Brass” concerts.  She recently retired after playing trumpet for 27 years in the U.S. Army Field Band and Concert Band.  Amy Cherry performs with several brass groups and symphony orchestras in the Philadelphia area.  Chris Schroeder is organist and minister of music at Grace United Methodist Church and chapel organist at St. Paul’s School for Boys.

Monday, March 18th

Mutiny on the Bounty 

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 19th

Cooking Demo   1:30 p.m. 

Location: The Grille Dining Room Facilitator: Dining Services                     

“Cooking with Andrew Aumann.” Andrew will demonstrate how to make some healthy food choices.

Friday, March 22nd

Iris’ Essentials      10:00 a.m.

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

Iris will bring her spring 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 with Iris.

Friday, March 22nd

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

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities 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.

Sunday, March 24th

Sunday on Broadway: “An American in Paris”        7:00 p.m. 

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: The Party Committee                               

An American in Paris is a 1951 American Musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love. It won the Academy Award for the Best Picture in 1951 and changed Hollywood. This was the first time that a musical had won Best Picture.  We will be seeing the film with Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Mina Fock, Georges Guétary and making her film debut at 19 years old, Leslie Caron.

In April 2015 it debuted on the Broadway stage-64 years after the film was made. The running time for this film is 1hr 55min.

Monday, March 25th

Town Hall w/ Mark 10:00 a.m.

Location: Auditorium    

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

Monday, March 25th

Maryland Day 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: The Party Committee                               

Maryland was settled by the English in 1634, King Charles I granted the land south of the 40th parallel to the Potomac River to George Calvert, Lord Baltimore. Maryland is northern boundary is set by the Mason-Dixon Line. Officially the colony is said to be named in honor of Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I. Some Catholic scholars believe that George Calvert named the province after Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Through technology of the “cloud” we will meet Margaret Brent tonight (History Alive Mary Ann Jung). Margaret was the first woman landowner in the state of Maryland and a lawyer. Margaret Brent is today seen as a “founding mother” of Maryland alongside its “founding fathers.”  Following the program, the official state cake will be served with beverage.

Tuesday, March 26th

Linda’s Treasures 11:00 a.m. 

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Activities Department

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

Wednesday, March 27th

Meet and Greet   1:30 p.m. 

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Dining Services                     

Meet the Cooks!”  Meet our cooks face to face and sample healthy hors d’oeuvres and unique wines.

Wednesday, March 27th

Let’s Write   3:30 p.m. 

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room       Facilitator:

Your writing can be a journal entry, poetry, fiction, an op-ed piece, or essay. Perhaps write about a memory from your past or thoughts about people or events for the present, visits to memorable places, encounters with unusual people, humorous incidents or recollections of friends or relatives that you treasure.  Writers are asked to bring eight copies of pieces to be read to the group.  Listeners are welcome and may join the discussion. Sessions last one hour. Those who attend our meetings are also invited to have dinner and conversation with other Let’s Write! members at 5:30 in the Valley Room.

Wednesday, March 27th

The Feminine Touch: Women in Baltimore History

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

Join Baltimore historian and educator Wayne Schaumburg for this illustrated talk about women who were so instrumental in shaping Baltimore’s History.

Mr. Schaumburg has degrees in history and liberal arts from Towson University, Morgan State University and Johns Hopkins University. He taught in the Baltimore City School system for 39 years.

Thursday, March 28th

Sip and Share   2:00 p.m. 

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room   Facilitator: The Executive Committee

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

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

Thursday, March 28th

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

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

Friday, March 29th

The Baltimore Jazz Collective   7:30p.m.                                                          Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Activities Department

Comprised of some of the most in-demand musicians in the Baltimore-Washington area, the Baltimore Jazz Collective draws its repertoire from the vast collection of classic standards from the Great American Songbook as well as contemporary favorites.  Performing the music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Billy Strayhorn, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Chick Corea, Richard Rodgers, Johnny Mercer, and many others, the Baltimore Jazz Collective takes pride in preserving, cultivating, and spreading the great art form of jazz, delivering spirited performances to a wide variety of enthusiastic audiences.  Individually, members of the group have performed with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton, Baltimore-based funk band the All Mighty Senators, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Chris Vadala, Tony Award-winning vocalist Melba Moore, and many others.

Sunday, March 31st

Sunday on Broadway: “Singing In the Rain”   7:00 p.m. 

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: The Party Committee                               

Singing In the Rain is a 1952 American musical romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, who at the time was 19 years old and this part launched her career. Roger Ebert said Singing In the Rain was “the greatest Hollywood musical ever made.”

Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer turned matinee idol is caught in that bumpy transition, as are his buddy, prospective ladylove and shrewish costar.

In 1985, 33 years later Singing In the Rain debuts on the Broadway stage. The running time is 1hr 43min.

Thursday, April 18th

Seder Dinner         4:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Shabbat Group

Once again, this year we will be presenting an Introduction to the Passover Seder starting at 4:30 in the auditorium on Thursday, April 18.  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.

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 may be given to a person on the wait list.  We look forward to your participation. Don’t forget to bring a pillow with you! Please sign up in the registration book


RECURRING EVENTS

Fitness Assessment Fridays – The fourth Friday of every month from 1:00-2:45, Marianne will conduct fitness assessments. Sign up for a fitness assessment in the activity book located in the main lobby. You must have a current physician’s clearance form on file to participate. Please check with Marianne to make sure yours is up to date.

Backgammon – Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players, dating from the Byzantine Empire. A game that has been played for centuries has got to be fun! Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you! We will have 5 boards available each Monday at 2:30 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.

Edenwald Theatre – We will continue to meet every Monday at 3:00 in the auditorium. You may join us, or you may come just to watch. At present, skits and short plays are being performed for members, followed by a critique or discussion.  We are a reader’s theatre — we do not memorize.

Duplicate Bridge – Duplicate bridge is played every Tuesday of the month at 12:30 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.  For further information, contact Anne Engle or Adele Notari.

Bingo – The Bingo fun takes place every Tuesday at 7:30 in the auditorium-2 cards for $1.00! Come try YOUR luck!

Bible Study – Everyone is invited to attend the weekly Bible class on Thursdays at 10:00 in the Terraces multipurpose room. Rev. Ron Standiford will be teaching from the book of Philippians showing a reason to give thanks about how God works in you.  Following this, we will be studying the books of James and Hebrews.

Book Mobile – Please note the new schedule and look for the book mobile in the front of the building the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 2:00 to 3:30.  You can call ahead and reserve a book if you know which title you are looking for.  Just call the Mobile Library Service at 410-887-7586 or see Lisha for a reservation sheet.  When you call, be sure to have your library card number handy. Do take advantage of this wonderful service.

WELLNESS

10:30 Aqua Sculpt class will be canceled on March 14th because of the fitness center open house. In its place, please join Rosemary on March 15th at 10:00 for fluid flexibility.

March Madness – Wii Bowling Contest 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday        1:00 p.m.

6th Floor Activity Room

For the entire month of March, players will record their scores from each Wii bowling game they play. The player with the highest total will win the grand prize! Please sign up.

Walking Group

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

Terraces Coffee Station

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

 Learn All About Trail Walks

Wednesday, March 6th   1:30 p.m.

Auditorium

Find out all you have ever wanted to know about the trail walks and more. Marianne will reveal where the trail hikes will take place, and you’ll be able to offer your suggestions about the location of the last two hikes of 2019.

Fitness Center Open House

Thursday, March 14th      10:30 a.m.

Group Exercise Room

Marianne will kick off the event with a tour of the group exercise room, pool, and indoor track. The tour will end at the fitness center, where she will show you how to use the equipment and help you to choose the right exercise class. Bring your appointment book too- Marianne will be making appointments for fitness assessments and individualized fitness plans.

Patterson Park

Monday, March 18th        Departure: 1:00 p.m.

We will kick off the trail hike season with a trip to Patterson Park. Last year, a record breaking 26 residents attended this hike! It would be great to surpass that amount. Please sign up in the main lobby.

Chair Yoga

Thursday, March 21st    11:00 a.m.

Fitness Studio

Come to Mary Ann’s chair yoga class for a special beginning-of-spring-themed class.