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


Community Wellness

Tai Chi

Mondays       Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Fitness Studio

Tai chi is a gentle exercise that improves balance and reduces fall risk. It consists of making slow, graceful movements while breathing deeply. It’s relatively easy to follow because the movements are done so slowly.

Studies find that tai chi also improves flexibility, immune system, sleep, happiness, sense of self-worth, strength, cardiovascular endurance, concentration, and more.

Walking Group

Wednesdays    Time:  9:00-9:30 a.m.

Location: First Floor by the Coffee Station

This walk is done at your own pace and distance, and you can join or leave at any time during the session.  Grab a friend or start your own walking group. Just get moving!

Drums Alive

Thursdays      Time: 1:15 p.m.

Location: Fitness Studio

Using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience Drums Alive combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm. Drums Alive is a program that fosters a healthy balance physically, mentally, emotionally and socially! Join the class and experience how it provides an element of fun and creative expression.


Wednesday, June 5           Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Fitness Studio

Did you know that mindfulness and meditation can reduce stress, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, and improve overall quality of life? Did you know that aromatherapy can support mood, respiratory function, and your immune system?

Muscle and Balance w/ Emily

Thursday, June 6th                        Time: 12:15 p.m.

Location: Fitness Studio

Proper balance exercises paired with certain strength exercises can be great at helping prevent falls by improving the body’s ability to control and maintain position. Balance exercises are an important factor in fall prevention.

Wellness Tip for the Month!

Walking As a Way of Life

“Use it or lose it” That’s what we hear all the time about our bodies and their physical abilities. “Using it” doesn’t need to be complicated. Fitting a simple 30 minute walk into our daily activities can keep us physically strong and agile.

Walking is a tremendously good form of exercise it’s cheap. It’s simple, almost anyone can do it and it has very real benefits to help us maintain mobility and independence.

In general America does not get enough physical activity and we pay a huge price for that. A sedentary lifestyle can result in muscle loss, low bone density and significantly lowered aerobic capacity.

Let’s “Use it” this month by beginning a walking program today! It’s never too late to begin. Start with just ten minutes a day and slowly add a few minutes every week! If you have a busy schedule try scheduling your walks every other day or even three times a week. Make it work for your schedule and put it on your calendar so other activities don’t get in the way. Don’t delay. Start your walking program today!

Trips and Travels

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

Tuesday, June 4th

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.

Tuesday, June 11th

St. Michaels Patriots Cruise

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

St. Michaels is steeped in history dating from before the American Revolution. The ambience of the colonial and Victorian-era charm is unmistakable and can be enjoyed throughout your visit.

The 75-minute cruise on the Patriot will teach you the history of St. Michaels and the ever-changing Chesapeake Bay. We will see beautiful 300 year old Mansions and learn their history. We will also focus on the varied wildlife on the Miles River. The Ferry is air-conditioned and has wonderful restrooms, snacks and a full bar.

On our way to the dock, we will stop briefly at Panera Bread in Easton for a restroom break and brunch.  Brunch is on your own. No outside food is allowed on the ferry but we will have a cooler on the bus should you like to purchase an item and save it for the bus ride home.

The total cost of the trip is $25. The deadline to cancel was Monday, May 20. After that your account was be charged.

Thursday, June 13th

Laurel Park

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

GO BABY GO! We will have a buffet style lunch which includes dessert and beverages.  Fees for lunch, admission, and transportation are $35 to be billed to your account.  You must cancel by Tuesday, June 4. After that you will be charged.   A few lucky guests will get their picture taken with the winning jockey.  Sign up early; seats will go fast!

Tuesday, June 18th

Scenic Byways/ Prigel Family Creamery

Rated: EASY Departure: 1:00 p.m.

Surrounded by rolling green countryside, Prigel Family Creamery has been farming in the Long Green Valley for over 100 years and five generations. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon scenic byway drive. Please bring cash to pay for your ice cream.

There is a $2.00 transportation fee for this trip. Please sign up in the registrstion book.

Thursday, June 20th

Charles Theatre

Rated: EASY             Departure: TBD

Enjoy a quiet afternoon at the movies. Watch the bulletin board for name and departure time.

Thursday, June 27th

Boordy Vineyards & Manor Tavern

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

Visit this beautiful historic property that features award-winning wines. Treat yourself to an afternoon in the country. Experience some of the best wines around followed by lunch at Manor Tavern.

The total cost of this trip s $20, which includes your wine tasting and transportation.  Lunch at Manor Tavern will be on your own from their limited lunch option menu. To see a copy of the lunch menu contact the Lifestyle Programming office.

5TH Annual Patriotic Concert

Sunday, June 30th

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

Grace United Methodist Church invites you to attend a patriotic concert with lots of flag waving and celebrating as you sing your favorite patriotic hymns. A free will offering will be collected.  Sign up in the reservation book.

Thursday, July 11th

Woodwind Schooner

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

Set sail aboard the 74-foot schooner Woodwind for a two-hour cruise. View the city from its best vantage point – the water! Each trip is unique. All cruises sail by the United States Naval Academy and then into the Chesapeake Bay. Our sailing course depends on wind speed, direction and weather. When the wind conditions are spectacular we might make it to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge or Thomas Point Lighthouse.

Two restrooms are located on the lower deck of the boat, accessible by a ladder.  You will have approximately two hours in Annapolis before we depart for Edenwald.

The total cost of the trip will be $55.  The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, June 25. After that you will be charged. We must have a minimum of 18 to attend. The bus will depart at 8:30 and returning by 5:00.

Thursday, July 25th

Bavarian Inn / Shepherdstown Playhouse: “My Lord, What a Night”

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

There’s a lot of history in Shepherdstown — after all, it’s the oldest town in West Virginia — but as a college town it’s also a place inspired by fresh thinking and new ideas. For a quarter-century, it’s been home to the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University. Travel to Shepherdstown Playhouse to see “My Lord, What a Night.” In 1937, after performing a sold-out concert in Princeton, NJ, internationally renowned singer Marian Anderson was refused a room at the whites-only Nassau Inn. With nowhere to go, Albert Einstein invites her to stay in his home, beginning an intimate friendship between two icons that lasts a lifetime. Based on actual events during a turbulent time in our nation’s history, Deborah Brevoort’s new play offers a rare glimpse into what transpired that fateful evening. The play will began at 2:30. Prior to the play we will have lunch at the Bavarian Inn. For a copy of the menu please see Lisha Galloway in the Lifestyles Programming Department.

The total cost of this trip is $60, which includes your theatre ticket, transportation, and lunch.  This trip is an all day trip, and is estimated to return after 5:00pm. Please make dinner arrangements accordingly. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, June 20.  After that your account will be charged.  Please sign up in the registration book.

Weekly Community Events


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 June. All are welcome for worship, fellowship, and inspiration for the week ahead.

June 2            Rev. Emora Brannan

June 9            Rev. Jerry Todd

June 16         Rev. John Kirby

June 23          Rev. Ron Standiford

June 30         Rev. Mark Johnson

Glee Club

Every Monday

Location: Auditorium

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Come join the Glee Club!


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.

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 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 songs.

Community Events

Tuesday, June 4th

Book Club:  The Ninth Hour         7:30 p.m.

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

The book club we will discuss The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott, Professor of Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. One of Time Magazine’s top 10 books of 2017, The Ninth Hour is a luminous, deeply humane novel, set in 20th century Catholic Brooklyn.

Wednesday, June 5th

PBS Documentary: D-Day 360

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

On June 6, 1944, 3,000 planes dropped 23,000 airborne troops behind German lines, and 7,000 ships delivered around 20,000 military vehicles and 130,000 allied soldiers, who stormed five heavily defended French beaches in an all-or-nothing assault on Nazi occupied Europe. Once on the shore, the troops had to negotiate two million mines buried in the sand, 46,000 fearsome beach obstacles and hundreds of miles of barbed wire, while dodging the shells and bullets fired by 40,000 German defenders.

Focusing on the most important strip of Omaha beach that day — the exit at Vierville-sur-Mer — D-Day 360 strips D-Day back to its raw data to reveal how the odds of victory, in the greatest gamble of World War II, swung on what happened over a five-hour period on a five mile stretch of French coastline.

This film’s running time is 1hr.

Thursday, June 6th

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

Location: Auditorium   Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

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

Friday, June 7th

Wine Tasting   4:30 p.m.

Location: Inside & Outside the Auditorium   Facilitator: Dining Services

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

Saturday, June 8th

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, June 9th

Sunday on Broadway:  “42nd Street”    7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium                                Facilitator: Party Committee

Meet a dewy-eyed ingénue, a gee-whiz tenor, stuck-up stars, hard-up producers, brassy blondes and shady ladies from the 80s. They’re all denizens of 42nd Street, belting out ageless songs and tapping out sensational Depression-lifting production numbers.

The put-on-a-show plot spins merrily, full of snappy banter and new faces: Ruby Keeler (her movie debut), Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. The show stopping numbers still dazzle. 42nd Street shows that good times never go out of style.

On May 1, 2019 for one day only, 42nd Street was shown throughout the United States in the theatres through Fathom Events. 42nd Street was first a film in 1933. It debuted on Broadway on April 25, 1980. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical.  The running time is 2hr and 30 min.

Monday, June 10th

Newspaper Press Room w/ Jacques Kelly

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

Jacques Kelly, a columnist and reporter, tells Baltimore history for readers who like to learn more about the city. In June, Mr. Kelly is celebrating 50 years in pressrooms.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Guilford Avenue, Mr. Kelly began work as a summer intern in 1969 at the old Evening Sun. For many years, he was on the staff of the old News American and joined the Baltimore Sun in 1986.

Wednesday, June 12th

Chesapeake Concert Band           7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

The Chesapeake Concert Band is a non-profit organization made up of 45 volunteer musicians of all ages. Each member comes with a background of varied musical experience. Their roster contains several Baltimore County School music teachers (retired and active), retired military band members, college students, professional musicians and people in general who just love playing music.

The Chesapeake Concert Band enjoys playing music from Broadway, Hollywood, marches, light classics, and the contemporary music of today and yesterday.

Thursday, June 13th

Doughnuts for Dad 10:00 a.m-11:00 a.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Join us for a cup of coffee and a doughnut in recognition of Father’s Day.  All are welcome to attend.

Father’s day is Sunday, June 16th.


The Edenwald Chapter of the Maryland Continuing Care Residents Association (MaCCRA) will meet on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium. In addition to Chapter members, all Edenwald residents are invited to attend. MaCCRA advocates for laws and regulations that protect Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents and support best practices in the senior housing industry.

The featured speaker will be Delegate Stephen Lafferty.  Delegate Lafferty has served in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2007 and currently represents District 42A that is focused in the Towson area. The district runs, roughly, from the City line to the Beltway and from Charles Street to Loch Raven Boulevard. Delegate Lafferty is a member of the Environment and Transportation Committee (formerly Environmental Matters). He chairs the Subcommittee on Land Use and Ethics and serves on the Environment Subcommittee. He is a respected leader on land use and Chesapeake Bay related issues. He also currently chairs the Baltimore County House delegation and the House Speaker’s Regional Revitalization Workgroup. He has his J.D. degree from the University Of Baltimore School of Law, his M.A.in American Studies from Bowling Green State University and B.A. in American Studies from the University of Maryland.  Delegate Lafferty will provide a summary of the Maryland Legislature’s 2019 legislative session from the perspective of his committee assignments and legislative responsibilities.

Friday, June 14th

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, June 14th

Residents’ Association Meeting    1:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Executive Committee

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

Immediately following the Residents’ Association meeting on June 14 there will be a brief Interdenominational Memorial Service with the reading of the names of the residents we have lost in the last year. Plan to stay and remember our fellow residents who are no longer with us. Reception with refreshments and fellowship will follow afterwards.

Friday, June 14th

David Pedraza     7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Violist David Pedraza started his musical studies at 14 under Jose Vazquez. He received a full scholarship at Shenandoah Conservatory where he earned his Bachelor of Music.  From 2003 to 2005 he was part of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas under Placido Domingo, Carlos Prieto and Gustavo Dudamel.

David holds a Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and recently he finished his Master of Music at the same institution under full scholarship.

Monday, June 17th

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.

Monday, June 17th

Rearview Mirror     7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Rearview Mirror ( Iris Hirsch and Glenn Bullion) performs a blend of some of the most popular music from the 40’s 50’s 60’s and 70’s featuring songs from such musicians as Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Al Jolson, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, and  the Everly Brothers to name a few.  Interacting with the audience, Iris and Glenn have people clapping, singing, and dancing to up tempo songs and slow dancing to tender love ballads.  Rearview Mirror’s mission is to involve its audience with the music and to provide a good time for all.

Tuesday, June 18th

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, June 19th

The First Lady of MPT

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

Those of us who toured the Maryland Public Television studios last year heard Rhea Feikin’s name repeatedly. She is a prominent member of the studio, hosting Artwork, Chesapeake Collectibles and Impressions with Rhea Feikin.

Her face is familiar to all of us who watch MPT as her easy charm induces us to support the station during the on air membership drives.

Rhea is a native of Baltimorean, attended Forest Park High School and is a graduate of the University of Maryland. Her career spans decades ranging from children’s programs to in depth interviews with celebrities.

She will share her life story with us. What a treat to have this delightful celebrity in our midst!

Make Music Day at Edenwald

Make Music Day is a celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.

Edenwald in conjunction with BCPL invites you to stop by the Main Lobby between 2:00-3:00 to hear harpist Jacqueline Pollauf.

Friday, June 21st

Summer Solstice    7:30 p.m.

Location: Green Roof        Facilitator: Party Committee

Join us on the evening of the Summer Solstice for a Luau.  Come in your Mumu, Caftan, Hawaiian Shirt, and Grass Skirt for the fun festivities.

The Ukulele Brothers will be entertaining us with music from calypso to great old standards.

Fruity refreshments will be served. In case of rain, the party will be held in the auditorium.

Sunday, June 23rd

Sunday on Broadway:  “Thoroughly Modern Millie”    7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium

Facilitator: Party Committee

Not only is Thoroughly Modern Millie a zany romantic spoof of the Roaring Twenties, it’s a musical that won an Oscar for Best Original Music Score. Julie Andrews stars as Millie, an innocent country girl who comes to the big city in search of a husband. Along the way she becomes the secretary of the rich and famous Trevor Graydon (John Gavin), befriends the sweet Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore), fights off white slaver Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie) and hooks up with a lively paper clip salesman, Jimmy (James Fox). In the end it takes a rich and nutty jazz baby like Muzzy (Carol Channing) to unravel all these complications, give a great party, and match up lovers.

Thoroughly Modern Millie was first a 1967 film. It later came to Broadway on April 18, 2002 and won 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The running time of this film is 2hr 30min.

Monday, June 24th

“Baltimore- A City in Transition”

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

Jayne Miller is well known to the Baltimore metropolitan area through her long tenure with WBAL-TV.  She has been a reporter with the station for more than 35 years- first as a general assignment reporter, then as the Consumer Advocate with “11 on your side” and now as the chief investigative reporter with the 11 Investigates I-team.

Jayne has a reputation for breaking stories, uncovering corrupt public officials and unethical practices in private business. She has raised issues of accountability and effectiveness in criminal justice. Frequently, Jayne’s reporting has resulted in changes in legislation and public policy and sparked a widespread debate.

A graduate of Penn State with a B.A. in Journalism, she was the first wave of women in television. In 2012 she won the National Edward R. Marrow Award. She has twice been named by “Baltimore Magazine” as one of the 50 most powerful people in the region. She has been recognized as one of the most influential people by the Daily Record. In 2015, she received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the Penn State College of Communications.

She has served as Board Chairman of the Goodwill Industries of Chesapeake.

Monday, June 26th

Foreign Film: “A Separation”   7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Movie Committee

A married couple is faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer’s disease.

This film is rated PG-13 with a running time of 2h 3min.

Wednesday, June 26th

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, June 27th

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, June 27th

Albert Niedel           7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium    Facilitator: Lifestyles Programming Department

Mr. Niedel is a regular performer in the Baltimore/Washington area. He has performed with the Capitol City Opera of Harrisburg and the Washington Summer Opera chorus. Ina Allen, pianist for the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, will accompany him.

Wednesday, July 3rd

Winning Broadway Musical “1776”    7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium        Facilitator: Party Committee

1776 is a delightful musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. The tough unyielding John Adams, the charming and pragmatic Benjamin Franklin, the brilliant young Thomas Jefferson who is chosen to write the Declaration of Independence and the rest of the Continental Congress. All events lead up to that most significant date July 4, 1776 when the Declaration was signed. The running time for this film is 2hr 30min.

Thursday, July 4th

“Yankee Doodle Dandy”              7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium                    Facilitator: Party Committee

Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 American biographical musical film about George M. Cohen known as the “Man Who Owned Broadway.”  It is about his life as a renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer.

Brought to the White House to receive a Congressional Gold Medal from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Broadway legend George M. Cohan reflects on his life. Flashbacks trace Cohan’s rise, from a childhood performing in his family’s vaudeville act to his early days as a struggling Tin Pan Alley songwriter to his overwhelming success as an actor, writer, director and producer known for patriotic songs like “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Over There.”  The running time for this film is 2hrs.

After the movie we will adjourn to the 5th Floor Green Roof for a Fourth of July treat and viewing of the neighboring fireworks display.

Lifelong Learning at Edenwald

Instructor: Joseph Cassar

Art in Spain

Mondays      12:00 p.m. – 1:30.m.

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room          Date: April 22nd – June 24th

Examine the drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture of Spain. Address Spain’s most important artistic developments as you explore the works of Goya, Ribera, Murillo, Velazquez, Zurbaran, Dali, Miro, Picasso, Chillida, Gonzalez, and Gaudi. The lectures/PowerPoint presentation presents rich and colorful images inviting questions and discussions.

Ellen Katz


Wednesdays                        10:00 a.m.

Location: Auditorium   June 5th – June 26th

In June Ellen Katz brings to Edenwald four exciting SuperMusicals filled with the most luscious songs and stories that Broadway has to offer. She enriches us with the fascinating backstories of their creation, their composers and stars.  With unique Power Point presentations, she enlightens us with joyous video clips and in costume, she sings the songs of each musical—and invites us to join in.

We begin with Les Misérables. With powerful themes of love, bravery, salvation and redemption.  This masterpiece captivates audiences with its emotional score.

Next, Fiddler on the Roof.  The iconic story of Tevye, the milkman, and his family is filled with nostalgia, humor, and TRADITION!

We continue with Phantom of the Opera to relive this story of unrequited love, special effects and its haunting music. We finish our four week journey with the spectacular King and I.  Thrill to the classic songs and the story of Anna and the King.

Ellen promises you a terrific musical and theatrical adventure.  Don’t miss a note!!

There is no limit to this class, but you must sign up in the reservation book. The total cost for the course is $15. This will be billed to your account.

Barry Rascovar

“Contemporary Issues — Living in Interesting Times, with Trump, Pelosi and Biden (among others).”

Wednesdays                        10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium                    July 10th – 31st

This 4 week session will take a look at “Living in Interesting Times, with Trump, Pelosi and Biden (among others).”

This 4 week session will meet July 10- July 31.  We will meet at 10:30 in the auditorium. Space is limited to 60 students.  Every student must sign up in the reservation book. The total cost for the course is $10, to be billed to your resident account.   The deadline to cancel is Thursday, June 27.