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

North Point State Park Hike

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesday, October 1st

The last outdoor hike of the year! Bus leaves promptly at 9:00 AM from the main lobby. Snacks and bottled water will be provided. Please sign up in the reservation book if interested. The deadline to cancel is October 31st.

Duckpin Bowling

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

December 9th

AMF Towson Lanes

Bus leaves promptly at 1:30 PM from the main lobby. The cost of the trip is $10. The cost includes 1.5 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and transportation to and from the bowling alley. Please sign up in the reservation book if you would like to attend. We need a minimum of 6 to make a reservation! The deadline to cancel is November 18th. After that, your account will be charged.

Towson Town Mall Walk & Coffee

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Wednesday, November 20th

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.

Fitness Center News

Ryan’s exercise classes are canceled on November 7th (North Point State Park hike) and November 15th.

Emily’s Drums Alive classes are canceled on Thursday, November 21st.

All exercise classes are canceled on Thursday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The aquatic center will be CLOSED from Sunday, November 24th to Friday, November 29th for the annual draining and maintenance. It will reopen on Saturday, November 30th.

Monday Tai Chi will continue to begin at 2:15 PM in November. Claudia has suffered a knee injury and is recovering well. She will have substitute instructors in her place.

Trips and Travel

Tuesday, November 5th

White House Tour

Rated: MODERATE          Departure: TBD

Through the help of Congressman Ruppersberger’s office, we have arranged a tour of the White House. This trip is closed for sign up. Individuals who are registered for this trip will be contacted directly with further information.

Friday, November 8th

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 was Thursday, October 24. Your account has been charged.

Saturday, November 9th

Met Live at the Charles: Madama Butterfly

Rated: EASY   

Departure: 11:45 a.m.

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.  Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes Andrea Carè as Pinkerton, Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

The total cost of this trip is $25. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, November 5. After that your account will be charged. If you interested, please sign up in the registration book.

Sunday, November 10th

Music at Grace: Opera Scenes

Rated: EASY

Departure: 2:30 p.m.

Baltimore School of the Arts presents: Opera Scenes, at Grace United Methodist Church under the direction of Robert Cantrell.  This trip is free.  If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book.     Free will offering.

Tuesday, November 12th

Hunt Valley

Rated: EASY   

Departure: 11:00 a.m.

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

Thursday, November 14th

BMA- Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art

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

Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include pioneers of postwar abstraction once overlooked by history, such as Norman Lewis, Alma W. Thomas, and Jack Whitten, as well as artists from a younger generation such as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, and many others.

After the tour, we will have lunch at Gertrude’s. Lunch will be on your own, so please bring cash. Gertrude’s policy is one check per table. Please be aware that they will not seat parties until the entire (or almost the entire group) is present. The total cost of this trip is $22.00, which includes your docent led tour and transportation.  The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, November 5.  After that your account will be charged. 

Tuesday, November 19th

Scenic Byway Country Ride

Rated: EASY      

Departure: 11:00 a.m.

Surrounded by rolling green countryside and the colorful falling leaves of autumn,  the Falls Road scenic byway is a beautiful drive. You will find yourself amid historic country estates in the Green Spring Valley and the tiny community of Alesia. If you are interested, please sign up in the registration book. There is no charge for this trip.

Thursday, November 21st

Wyndridge Farm Brewing


Departure: 10:30 a.m.

Join us as we take a scenic ride to Dallastown, PA to Wyndridge Farm Brewing to view their 30-barrel automated brewhouse. This brewhouse has a 30,000 barrel a year fermentation capacity. In the windswept hills of Pennsylvania you’ll find this historic American farm that contain picturesque views of green fields and sweet-smelling orchards.

After viewing the brewhouse, we will adjourn to the main dining hall for lunch.  One of the most important elements in crafting a perfect afternoon is food. When signing up you can select from the following entrées, chicken harvest salad, Wyndridge caesar salad, brick oven margherita pizza, brick oven chicken ranch pizza, winery burger or fried buttermilk chicken breast sub with choice of fresh fruit, creamy cole slaw or kennebec french fries.

This trip is limited to 25.  The total cost of this trip is $40, which includes transportation, lunch and a tasting flight, which would consist of (4) 5 oz. glasses of beer or cider.  If you are interested, please sign up in the reservation book. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, November 5. After that you will be charged.

Saturday, November 23rd 

Met Live at the Charles: Akhnaten

Rated: EASY   

Departure: 11:45 a.m.

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting.  Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

The total cost of this trip is $25. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, November 5. After that your account will be charged. If you interested, please sign up in the registration book.

Tuesday, December 3rd

Bus Tour of Towson

Rated: EASY    

Departure: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

Please join us for a ride around Towson to find out what is happening to our little “sleepy town.”  Be smart about the “over the top” construction project in Towson.

There will be two times to sign up. This is a free trip.  Each trip is limited to 18.  Please sign up in the registration book.

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 was Thursday, October 17.  Your account has been charged.

Thursday, December 5th

Hagerstown Premium Outlets


Departure: 9:30 a.m.

Slip into your comfortable walking shoes, grab everyone’s wish list item and get ready for an ideal shopping day. Whether you’re looking for a holiday-inspired treat or the newest gadget on the market, Hagerstown Premium Outlets, Hagerstown, MD has it all.

The total cost of this trip is $5 for transportation.  The deadline to cancel is Thursday, November 21. After that, your account will be charged.

Weekly Community Events

Sunday Worship

Every Sunday

Location: Auditorium     

Time: 3:00 p.m.

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

November 3      Rev. Emora Brannan

November 10    Rev. Jerry Todd

November 17      Mr. Patrick Cunningham

November 24      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.    

Come play Duplicate Bridge!


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.

Friday, November 1st      

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, November 3rd    

Sunday on Broadway:  “Show Boat”                 7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium       Facilitator: Party Committee    

Taking place over 50 years Show Boat tells the story of a family of performers that span three generations living on a Mississippi Show Boat and their struggle with gambling, race, infidelity and poverty.

The music and lyrics were written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.  It first appeared on Broadway in 1927. It was made into 3 films (1929, 1936, and 1951). We will be seeing the 1951 film starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson and Ava Gardner. The running time is 1hr 47min.

Monday, November 4th   

Healthcare Presentation           10:30 a.m.

Location:  Boardroom     Facilitator:  Healthcare Committee & Medical Suite Manager

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 get to know the services provided.

The Health Suite information will be given by Meghan Curtis, Medical Suite Manager and Resident Counselor. This small setting ensures the most effective way for us to learn and ask questions. Healthcare presentations will be given quarterly to new residents and/or those who would like a refresher.  Please sign up in the reservation book in the front lobby if you would like to attend.

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 TaylorMarie Fashion Show, so you’ll have a chance to practice what you learned!  The cost of this event is $20. The deadline to cancel was Tuesday, October 15. Your account has been charged. 

Monday, November 4th 

MaCCRA: Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger 

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

The Maryland Continuing Care Residents Association (MaCCRA) Edenwald Chapter will have its semi-annual meeting.  All residents are welcome. There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.

Congressman Ruppersberger is serving his ninth term in the United States House of Representatives in Maryland’s 2nd District. Congressman Ruppersberger currently serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, including the Defense, the Legislative Branch and the Homeland Security subcommittees. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for allocating hundreds of billions of federal dollars each year

The assignment comes after a committee-record 12 years serving on the House Intelligence Committee, including four as Ranking Member. Congressman Ruppersberger was the first Democratic freshman ever appointed to the committee, which oversees the collection and analysis of intelligence from around the world to ensure our national security and prevent potential crisis situations — especially terrorist activity. He traveled to more than 50 countries including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, China and Venezuela during his time on the committee.

On the committee, he worked closely with then-Chairman and Republican Mike Rogers.  Beginning in 2011, the pair worked together to pass five intelligence authorization bills over four years (there had been none for the prior six years) as well as bipartisan cybersecurity legislation. In 2015 they received the William Oliver Baker Award from the nonpartisan Intelligence and National Security Alliance for their pragmatic leadership.

Congressman Ruppersberger previously served on the House Government Reform and House Armed Services Committees.

Mr. Ruppersberger is a former assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore County.  He is the Vice Chairman of the Maryland Shock Trauma Center’s Board of Visitors, and also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Visitors at the United States Naval Academy.

Congressman Ruppersberger was elected to the Baltimore County Council in 1985 and again in 1989, chosen twice as council chairman. He was elected Baltimore County Executive in 1994 and 1998, and, under his leadership, the county was named one of the nation’s four best-managed counties by Governing Magazine.

Mr. Ruppersberger is a native of Baltimore City.  He attended Baltimore City College and the University of Maryland College Park. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore Law School.

Tuesday, November 5th  

Book Club:  “Dead Wake”   7:30 p.m.                                  

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

The Book Club will meet again in the second floor private dining room.

We will be discussing Erik Larson’s book “Dead Wake,” a New York Times non-fiction best seller. This thrilling, dramatic and powerful retelling of the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania is rich in atmosphere and full of surprises.

All are welcome to join us as we discuss this captivating book.  Please join us if you would like to participate in our discussion.

Wednesday, November 6th 

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, when 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.

Wednesday, November 6th 

TaylorMarie’s Fashions- Fall Fashion Show       10:00 a.m.

Location: Auditorium      Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

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

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

After you have gotten your new fall wardrobe, attend the fall fashion show at 1:30 in the auditorium.  Light refreshments to follow the fashion show.

Wednesday, November 6th

Making a Better Future in the Age of Humans

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

No one wants the hotter, more polluted and less biodiverse planet we are now making in the Anthropocene, the age of humans.

Yet no natural or technological limit ultimately prevents us from creating a better future. When we work together, across our cultural divides, we humans are a force of nature. It’s time to start talking about the better future we want, and less about the future we don’t. The planet we make will reflect the people we are.  Professor Erle Ellis will join us and tell us all about making a better future in the age of humans.

Erle Ellis is a professor of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of “Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction.”  He studies the ecology of human landscapes and their global changes in the age of humans, the Anthropocene.

Thursday, November 7th  

A Night at the Opera featuring; Erika Wueschner, soprano and

Richard Dowling, pianist 7:30 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium      Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Soprano Erika Wueschner is becoming increasingly well known for her performances in the lighter roles of the Wagner and Strauss repertoire.  She recently debuted with the Savonlinna Festival as Elsa in Lohengrin under the baton of Maestro Philippe Augin, a role which she also covered for LA Opera.  A signature role for Ms. Wueschner, she also sang a concert of Lohengrin excerpts in Los Angeles with Maestro Domingo conducting.

In 2011, Ms. Wueschner sang the role of Helmwige in Die Walküre at the Berlin Staatsoper with Daniel Barenboim conducting, and reprised the role in the 2012 new production of Die Walküre with Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich under the baton of Kent Nagano.

Hailed by The New York Times as “an especially impressive fine pianist,” Richard Dowling appears regularly across America in solo recitals, at chamber music and jazz/ragtime festivals, and as a guest soloist with orchestras. Career highlights include a sold-out New York orchestral debut at Lincoln Center, solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, and a special award from the National Federation of Music Clubs recognizing his outstanding performances of American music. Mr. Dowling has concertized in the Far East, South America, Australia, Africa, and Europe. Works of Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin, Gottschalk, and American ragtime figure prominently in his repertoire.

On April 1, 2017 Mr. Dowling performed the complete piano works of Scott Joplin, the great American ragtime composer, in two consecutive recitals at Carnegie Hall, exactly 100 years to the day Joplin died in New York. Mr. Dowling is the first pianist in history to perform the Joplin cycle in public. Rivermont Records released Mr. Dowling’s 3-CD set, The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin (all 54 rags, waltzes, marches, and cakewalks). It was recently nominated for a Grammy Award.

Saturday, November 9th

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, November 10th   

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

Location: Auditorium                 Facilitator: Party Committee   

Kismet is a 1955 American musical-comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli.

The story follows one fateful day as a beggar-poet and his daughter cross paths with a wicked wazir, a wily temptress, a handsome prince, a magical curse, opulent sets and exotic adventure. “Princes come, princes go” sings the beggar. Glorious Kismet endures.

The movie stars Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Delores Gray and Vic Damone. The running time is 1hr and 53min.

Monday, November 11th

Veterans Day 75TH Celebration         7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium      Facilitator: Glee Club 

Hop in your jeep and squeeze into our LCM as we take you back to D-Day, June 6, 1944. We’ll take you to the beaches of Normandy with songs and reflections of that historical day that turned the tide of the European conflict of World War II. We’ll sing songs of that era and listen to words of those who were actually there.  And in our Armed Forces Medley, we will honor all the veterans who served our nation.  So, be there when we muster at 7:30 p.m. Add your voice to ours as we pledge our allegiance to the United States of America.

Wednesday, November 13th

Armistice Day 

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

Since 1954, November 11 has been a Federal holiday for the purpose of honoring the country’s Armed Forces Veterans.  But until then, it had been a Federal Holiday, known as Armistice Day, to celebrate the end of World War One and give recognition to those who served during that war.  Why the change?  How did it come about?  How had veterans been recognized before?  Were women and African Americans who had served also recognized?  And how did other countries pay homage to theirs?  We’ll try to answer these questions and discuss other matters which have affected those who served and are serving, as we give recognition to them.

Rex Rehfeld has a B.S. from the University of California and a J.D. from the University of Maryland.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War Two and the U.S. Army in the Korean War and for several years afterward.  After leaving the service he worked as an investment advisor until retiring in 2014.

Rex’s avocation is the study and teaching of history.  He has presented courses and lectures at local University Senior Long Term Learning programs as well as lectures at retirement centers.

Thursday, November 14th

Movie Documentary: “Chesapeake Bay by Air”

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

Chesapeake Bay by Air is a soaring look at famous landmarks such as Annapolis, St. Michaels, Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. This film touches on the history, excitement, natural beauty and appeal of the Chesapeake region and all it has to offer. The running time 1hr 15min.

Then join us on Monday, November 18, for Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed Progress and Challenges with Scott Philips.

Thursday, November 14th

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

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

This concert will feature German romantic chamber music and will include a performance of Schubert’s Trout Quintet by Claire and her Peabody colleagues. Gracie, a vocal major at Peabody, will sing Schubert’s art song, Die Forelle on which the quintet is based. In addition to Schubert, the concert will include a set of pieces by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Clara Schumann. Throughout this set, explore the lives of these composers.

This group is thrilled to present Schubert’s Trout Quintet. All undergraduates at Peabody Conservatory, they have been friends and have collaborated together for years. Gracie Shortridge is a soprano studying with Randall Scarlata at the Peabody Institute. She has enjoyed performing with the Susquehanna Chorale and Peabody Singers, and as a soloist.

Friday, November 15th        

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, November 15th        

Residents’ Association Meeting   

1:30 p.m.       Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Executive Committee

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

Friday, November 15th

Musical Artists Theatre Presents: “My Fair Lady “      7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium    Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Musical Artists Theatre presents a unique cabaret production of this Broadway classic starring Ruth and Michael Hulett.  “My Fair Lady” (with a little bit of “Gigi”) – Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle enact their classic story in beautiful melody and sparkling dialogue, hosted by Maurice Chevalier. Enjoy a captivating hour of musical theater featuring “I Could Have Danced All Night,”The Rain In Spain,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face,” and more of Broadway’s greatest songs. You too will be singing “I Remember It Well.

Named “Baltimore’s Premier Theatrical Couple,” the wife and husband team of Ruth and Michael Hulett starred together in Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific, Kiss Me Kate, Lady, Camelot, Gigi, Ragtime, The Secret Garden, Dreamland, and I Do! I Do! You don’t want to miss them.

Sunday, November 17th 

Sunday on Broadway: “Calamity Jane”

7:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Party Committee 

 Location: Auditorium

Doris Day and Howard Keel fuss, feud and fall in love as Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok.

At first curvaceous Calamity is too durned busy fighting Indians and cracking a bullwhip to pay much mind to such girlie what-alls as dresses and perfume.  Wild Bill is too danged busy wooing a dainty chanteuse to give a hoot about a hotheaded tomboy. But things change in a rootin’, tootin’ big way, when each becomes love’s target.

Calamity Jane was a movie in 1953 and won an Oscar for best song “Secret Love.” In 1963 it debuted on Broadway.  The running time is 1 hour and 41min.

Monday, November 18th

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.

Monday, November 18th

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed Progress and Challenges

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

Scott Philips, U.S.  Geological Survey Chesapeake Bay Science Coordinator, will explain what is happening to our Chesapeake Bay. The U.S. Geological Survey in Baltimore provides science to make decisions about the environment.

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

Wednesday, November 20th

Jay Daniels                7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium     Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

What makes certain songs memorable? What allows them to stand the test of time? For pianist and vocalist Jay Daniels, the answer is simple. These songs possess a rich combination of melody and lyrics, unsurpassed by many modern compositions. These are the songs you love, popularized by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline, and others. At each performance, Jay not only brings a fresh interpretation of these classics, but he makes a lasting impression with his audience.

Thursday, November 21st     

Sharing Group                    2:00 p.m. 

Location: Terraces  Multipurpose Room  

Facilitator: The Executive Committee

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

Come get to know each other and share your thoughts. Sharing Group will not meet in December.

Thursday, November 21st

The Kuznik Trio       7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Swiatoslaw Kuznik earned his master of music in violin performance at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. He received his doctorate in violin performance at the University of Maryland, College Park. Kuznik has performed with the New World Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic of the Nations in Germany and the Concert Artists of Baltimore. Kuznik is a concertmaster and on the violin faculty of the Siena Summer Session for Music and the Arts in Italy.

Aneta Otreba-Kuznik won first place in the Baltimore Music Club Competition and the Liberman Music Competition in Baltimore. She also has performed as a soloist with the Towson University Orchestra with additional performances at New World Symphony in Florida and the Washington Summer Opera. She received her doctorate degree in cello performance from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ernest Barretta holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, University of Arts and a D.M.A. from the Peabody Conservatory with honors and awards at all three schools.  He has performed in the United States and abroad as both soloist and chamber musician. Most recently he appeared as soloist with The St. Petersburg Symphony (Russia), the National Gallery Orchestra and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. His teaching has included Juilliard Pre-College faculty since 2000 and he is former faculty of the Peabody Conservatory and Towson University.

Monday, November 25th

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 November foreign film of the month.

Wednesday, November 27th  

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.

Monday, December 2nd  

White Supremacy and Christian Theology

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

An underreported aspect of recent active-shooter attacks on religious congregations — synagogues in Pittsburgh and Poway, and mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand — has been the ways the shooters have drawn from Christian history and the Christian theological tradition to justify their attacks. What roles have Christian theology and the centuries-long heritage of Christians denigrating Jews and Muslims played in these violent acts? How can Christians and Jews and Muslims today work against these entrenched tendencies and trends?

Dr. Matthew D. Taylor is the Protestant Scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies. He was educated at the University of California and Fuller Theological Seminary. He earned his PhD at Georgetown University and is especially interested in Christianity and Islam.