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



Trips and Travel

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

Tuesday, April 2nd

National Art Gallery

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

The National Gallery of Art regularly features temporary exhibits that highlight distinctive artists in a range of mediums. From Renaissance masters to modern-day marvels, you will be able to take in creations that advance and challenge form and structure.

Explore the museum on a self-guided tour. The bus will depart at 9:30 and return by 4:00. Lunch will be on your own inside the museum. The total cost of this trip is $20. The deadline to cancel was Friday, March 29. Your account has charged. This trip is rated DIFFICULT.

Thursday, April 4th

Ikaros Restaurant

Rated: EASY   Departure: 12:00 p.m.

A restaurant institution since the 1960s, Ikaros is an acclaimed family-run restaurant serving hearty portions of classic Greek cuisine in an atmosphere that’s family-oriented, relaxing and down-to-earth. Try this month’s international cuisine on Thursday, April 4. We will be served a family style lunch with a variety of appetizers and entrees, all Ikaros specials.

The total cost of the trip is $25. The deadline to cancel was Thursday, March 28. Your account will be charged.  Sign up in the reservation book. This trip is rated EASY.

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.

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 deadline to cancel was Thursday, March 14.

Thursday, April 11th

BMA- Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

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

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 95,000 works of art, including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Nearly 90 Surrealist masterworks of the 1930s and 1940s by artists such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, and André are presented through a timely lens, that of war, violence, and exile.

The Monsters and Myths exhibit is an audio curated exhibit which will require an audio listing device.  The BMA has a number of iPods available for guests to borrow, but you are encouraged to bring your own fully-charged smartphone and earbuds or headphones with you on the day of your visit.

Residents will have extra time after our tour to explore the museum or have lunch on their own at Gertrude’s.

The total cost of the trip is $12 for non-members and $2 for members.  Members be sure to identify yourself when signing up.  The deadline to cancel is Thursday, April 4; after that you will be charged.

Tuesday, April 16th

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, April 25th 

Gettysburg Bus Tour 

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

Tour historic Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the greatest battle in American history, in the company of a Licensed Battlefield Guide.  Upon this ground 160,000 Americans were locked in mortal combat for three days, leaving in its wake 51,000 casualties.  Your Battlefield Guide will conduct you across this 6,000 acre battlefield, covering the action as it occurred during those deadly three days in July of 1863.  Key participants, critical decisions, and human interest accounts will be brought to light.  There will be stops along the way giving you the opportunity to walk on this hallowed ground.

Lunch will be on your own at the Refreshment Saloon at the Museum and Visitor Center. The varied menu includes “tastes of the period” and features dishes like beef stew, slippery chicken pot pie and Gettysburg chili served with cornbread. For dessert, don’t miss the giant snicker doodle cookies.

The bus will depart at 8:30 and return by 4:00.  The total cost of the trip is $25. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, April 9; after that you will be charged. You will be getting on and off the bus often to explore the individual landmarks with our guide. We must have at least 15 resident to attend.

Sunday, April 28th

2nd Presbyterian Concert

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

Wonderlic Voice Concert-featuring 2019 competition finalists. This is a free concert. Please sign up in the registration book.

Tuesday, April 30th 

Longwood Gardens

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

When visiting Longwood Gardens, you are immersed not only in the breathtaking surroundings, but in the rich history as well. The traditions and elegance of the gardens have evolved over time, and resulted in the magnificence of today. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the gardens.  Please be advised that there is a tremendous amount of walking.  Proper footwear should be worn.

The total cost of the trip is $25 which includes your entrance fee and transportation.  If you sign up and do not cancel prior to Thursday, April 11 you will be charged.  Lunch will be on your own at the Café in Longwood. We must have a minimum of 15 residents.

Thursday, May 2nd 

Old Order Amish Tour- Lancaster County

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

The Old Order Amish don’t use electricity as we know it, celebrate Church in their homes, use horse and buggy as the main form of transportation and use horses and mules to plow their fields.  Their children attend school until 8th grade and then begin vocational education in the home.  They dress in “plain clothing” and generally prefer not to have formal relationships with “the English.”

Our guide for this 4 hour tour, Kathy Eshbach, is a personal friend of an extended Old Order Amish family.  Their bishop has given them permission to do these rare tours.  Kathy will take us on the back roads of Lancaster County and narrate what she sees as we travel.  It is always different.  We’ll go inside an Amish home (rarely seen) and learn how they power their homes,  see quilts in that same home made by the Amish, visit their Farm stand, tour a harness shop, eat a home-cooked lunch in a working Amish home, and visit an Amish dry goods store.  While we travel, Kathy will tell us about the Amish marriages, funerals, schooling, their version of “social security”, and how they are coping with the new technologies.

The total cost of this trip is $40. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, April 16; after that you will be charged. This trip is limited to 15 residents.  Proper footwear should be worn. This trip requires a quite a bit of walking, and has bumpy terrains and stair climbing.

Tuesday, May 7th

Rusty Scupper

Rated: MODERATE    Departure: 11:30 a.m.

When tourists visit Baltimore, the Rusty Scupper is where they flock to enjoy the city’s freshest seafood along with the Inner Harbor’s best view. The Rusty Scupper offers a tempting array of local seafood specialties from Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes to pan-seared rockfish with lobster.  Small group checks will be given, so please bring cash with you.

Please note: If it is a nice day we will give everyone a few hours to spend enjoying the harbor; if not we will return to Edenwald after lunch. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, April 25.

Saturday, May 11th

Met Live: Dialogues des Carmélites

Rated: EASY   Departure: 10:45 a.m.

In this legendary production, director John Dexter and designer David Reppa brilliantly captured the stark drama of Poulenc’s only full-length opera, which tells the story of a group of nuns caught in the maelstrom of the French Revolution. Maria Ewing is Blanche de la Force, an aristocratic novice who flees her convent when it is desecrated, only to return and join her fellow nuns as they are led to their execution. The legendary Régine Crespin, in her final Met appearance, is Madame de Croissy, the prioress whose agonizing death haunts Blanche. Jessye Norman sings Mother Lidoine, the new prioress, and Florence Quivar is the comforting Mother Marie. French maestro Manuel Rosenthal conducts.

The total cost of this trip is $25, the deadline to cancel is Thursday, April 25. Please sign up.

Upcoming 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 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!


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.                                                             


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.

Monday, April 1st 

“The Restless Genius of Benjamin Franklin”

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

Benjamin Franklin’s genius is a puzzle. A man with only two years of proper schooling whose genius lay in optimizing, tinkering, improving and never satisfied with the world as he knew it. This talk will examine many of his ideas. Not only the kite experiment and bifocals, but many more that still affect us today.

Richard Bell teaches Early American history at the University of Maryland. He has received several teaching prizes and major research fellowships including for the Humanities Public Scholar Award. His first book, “We Shall Be No More: Suicide and Self-Government in the Newly United States” was published in 2012. His “Astonishing Odyssey of Five Boys along the Reverse Underground Railroad’ will be published in October 2019.

Tuesday, April 2nd 

Book Club 7:30 p.m.                                                                            

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

We will be discussing Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”, commonly named among the Great American Novels, first published in the United Kingdom in 1884 and then in the  United States in 1885.

The work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English. Set in a southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about 20 years before it was published, “Huckleberry Finn” is a scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.

It has been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication.

Edenwald Community Connection: Spring Concerts and You

Join us to celebrate the wonderful season of spring as we host a Spring Concert Series with Peabody Musicians. The concerts will be held on the second floor of the Café at 7:30pm. Each concert will feature different musicians and a different theme. Please put the following date on your calendars. Our first Concert will be on April 3, 2019 at 7:30 featuring the EQ Duo.

The dynamic husband-wife EQ Duo presents an eclectic program of Jazz, Spanish dance and reverie, as well as tango and classical favorites. Melody and John have been making music together since they met at Yale in 2013, and enjoy connecting with audiences through engaging trumpet and piano music.  This program is created to feature Melody’s virtuosity and lyricism, John’s astonishing versatility, and their electric musical chemistry; their performance is sure to bring much joy to all who attend.

Friday, April 5th

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, April 5th

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!

Sunday, April 7th

Sunday On Broadway:  “Joseph And The Amazing

 Technicolor Dreamcoat”   7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Party Committee

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the “coat of many colours” story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. According to the King James Version, Genesis 37:3 “Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.”

The operatic musical was first produced in 1972 and first played on Broadway in 1982. The DVD cast stars Donny Osmond. The running time of this film is 1hr 18 min.

Monday, April 8th

“Titanic Tenor”

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

Daniel Weiser returns to Edenwald again under the auspices of AmiciMusic, of which he is the founder and Artistic Director, the program is called “Titanic Tenor” and features Jamison Walker, tenor and Daniel Weiser, piano. They will perform great arias by Handel and Korngold, lyrical lieder by Strauss and Rachmaninoff, plus some wonderful Neopolitan and Broadway songs.

Dr. Daniel Weiser is the founder and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic, an award-winning chamber music organization based in Baltimore and Asheville, NC.   He earned his Doctorate at Peabody Conservatory and his Bachelor’s Degree in American History at Columbia University.

Dr. Jamison Walker is an internationally-acclaimed tenor and Assistant Professor of Voice at James Madison University.

Wednesday, April 10th

Van Dyke & Bacon Shoes 10:00 a.m. 

Location: Auditorium            Facilitator: Activities Department

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

Thursday, April 10th

John Franklin Goucher: Citizen of the World w/ Marilyn Warshawsky

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

John Franklin Goucher is recognized in Baltimore for his namesake college, but few know that over the decades when he was closely involved with the Woman’s College of Baltimore/Goucher College, he also was a major donor and president of the board of trustees at Morgan College (today’s Morgan State University). He was a champion of education for all.

Modest about his many accomplishments, he nevertheless received international recognition for his work, including a town named “Goucher” in North India and special decorations awarded by the emperor of Japan and the president of China for service to their countries. He was ahead of his time on many important issues, and some of those he addressed during his lifetime are again in the forefront of today’s news.

Marilyn Warshawsky is a graduate of Goucher College and received a Master’s Degree from the Johns Hopkins University.  She was a longtime trustee and served as Board Chair at her undergraduate alma mater, and is now a Trustee Emerita. She has done extensive research and written a biography about the life and international influence of John Franklin Goucher. This work has led her to speak about him at various locations in the region, as well as institutions in Japan and South Korea that honor him. In addition to her involvement with Goucher College, Marilyn has served on the boards of Historic Hampton, Inc., St. Paul’s School for Girls, and the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies.

Thursday, April 11th 

Chad Bowles    7:30 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium            Facilitator: Activities Department

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

Friday April 12th

Bykota Presentation  10:00 a.m.

Location: Auditorium

Facilitator: Activities Department

Join Carol Sutton as she presents upcoming and exciting travel opportunities with Bykota Senior Center.

Friday, April 12th

Residents’ Association Meeting    1:30 p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium            Facilitator: Executive Committee

Residents’ Association Meeting

All residents are invited to attend.

Saturday, April 13th

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, April 14th

Sunday On Broadway:  “Jesus Christ Superstar”   7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium            Facilitator: Party Committee

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 Broadway rock opera that tells the last week of Jesus’ life through modern rock music and contemporary slang. It is also unusual in its choice to tell most of the story through Judas Iscariot, the apostle who will eventually betray Jesus.

Jesus Christ Superstar’s music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical is mostly sung with little spoken dialogue.  The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971.  The running time for this film is 1hr 52min.

Monday, April 15th 

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, April 15th

“The Forgotten War: Is an End in Sight?”

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

Welcome Frank Jannuzi as he speaks on North Korea, the peace process, and the challenge of getting rid of the North’s nuclear weapons program.

Frank Jannuzi joined the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2014. He previously served as Deputy Executive Director (Advocacy, Policy and Research) at Amnesty International, USA. There he shaped and promoted legislation and policies to advance universal human rights, protect individuals and communities at risk, and free prisoners of conscience.

Mr. Jannuzi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and Master in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has traveled throughout Asia and has written extensively on East Asia policy issues, including U.S. relations with Japan, China, and North Korea. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Martin, and their two daughters Zoe and Camille.

Wednesday, April 17th

Group Travel Presentation    2:00 p.m.

Location: Terraces Multipurpose Room       Facilitator: Activities Department

Join Tina Moskunas, owner of Golden Travel Services, LLC., to learn about the exciting travel opportunities available to you in 2019-2020 such as a; Napa Valley Getaway, Cape May Christmas or Mediterranean Cruise and much more.

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

Friday, April 19th

Amadi and Debby Azikiwe                7:30p.m.                                               

Location: Auditorium            Facilitator: Activities Department

A native of New York City, violist Amadi Azikiwe enjoys a global, multi-faceted career and reputation, known for his stunning solo and recital performances, chamber music collaborations and community engagement events. He is also renowned as a violinist and conductor. Mr. Azikiwe was awarded the Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University, where he served as an Associate Instructor, and received his Master’s Degree.

Debby Azikiwe, pianist, is a native of Hong Kong. An active performer and teacher, she received her training in the US in such schools as Edgewood College, Santa Monica Community College and University of California at Santa Barbara. In the United States, Mrs. Azikiwe has performed extensively throughout Wisconsin, as accompanist in New York City, at James Madison University in Virginia, and served as guest faculty at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference in Vermont. She has also served as accompanist and teacher at the Mammoth Lakes Chamber Music Festival in California.

Monday, April 22nd 

Foreign Film: “Mostly Martha”         7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium Facilitator: Movie Committee

Martha relies on her culinary skills as her primary means of communication. She lives for her work and presides with obsessive care over her spotless, precise kitchen. When a fateful accident leaves Lina, her 8-year-old niece, in her care, Martha’s orderly life begins to come undone. When the owner is consequently forced to bring in help, Martha and the new charming and carefree Italian chef are instantly at odds.

This film is rated PG with a running time of 1h 49min.

Wednesday, April 24th

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, April 25th

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, April 25th

Deer Creek Chorale    7:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium    Facilitator: Activities Department                                 

The Deer Creek Chorale Chamber Choir is a select group of singers from the Deer Creek Chorale, devoted primarily to a cappella singing. The ensemble was organized in 2007 to perform at smaller venues and at a cappella events. Sixteen singers rehearse independently from the larger group at the director’s studio.

This concert will be conducted by Wayne Perry, the Assistant Director of Deer Creek Chorale. Wayne has been a musician for as long as he can remember, starting with singing nursery rhymes with his mother in the car. From that early start he learned to play the trumpet, switched to tuba in high school, and then majored in tuba at Towson University studying with Dan Brown, of the Baltimore Symphony. He also taught himself to play the guitar and string bass, and began conducting as a teen, leading his church choir and conducting the annual musical as a senior in high school.

Friday, April 26th

Eric Abrahamson   7:30 p.m. 

Location: Auditorium            Facilitator: Activities Department                                 

Eric Abrahamson, a ragtime pianist, comes from California where he regularly performs on Main Street in Disneyland.  He will talk about the history of ragtime and demonstrate the changes over the years, even showing how some of it was influenced by European composers.

Saturday, April 27th

Musician in Residence, Jamie Gallupe

 featuring Olivia Castor and Mara Yaffee   2:00p.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.

Olivia Castor is currently a fourth-year harp performance major at the Peabody Institute of Music. Her playing has taken her around the world, from the United States to Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, where she has been honored to participate in various festivals and tours. She enjoys playing music in all different types of genres, from early music to folk to classical, and performing for a wide range of audiences.

Mara Yaffee is a singer and baroque guitarist exploring the space between simple songs and high art, particularly that of the Baroque period and earlier. Praised for her “clean, beautiful singing,” Mara uses diction and storytelling as key components in her interpretations. From ballads to Bach, Mara relishes in finding what makes this godly art form so human through researching the languages and lifestyles of those who came before her. Mara is a current member of the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble as both a singer and a guitarist. She can be seen as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Peabody Opera this coming November.

Mara has her BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon School of Music, and is currently pursuing her MM in Historical Performance Voice at the Peabody Conservatory. She is a student of Ah Young Hong.

Sunday, April 28th    

Sunday On Broadway:  Royal Albert Hall 50th Birthday

Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber    7:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium            Facilitator: Party Committee

All the stars were out for this concert celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th birthday at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In addition to being a retrospective of Lloyd Webber’s hits to date, it also featured many of the stars that premiered the songs or who helped to make them famous, including Elaine Paige, Antonio Banderas, and Glenn Close.

This DVD was made in 1998. Enjoy the magic of this night of a thousand stars. The running time for this film is 2hrs and 8min.

Monday, April 29th

From Marijuana To Opiates- A Street Drug Update

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

Mike Gimbel is the former Baltimore County Drug Czar and a recovering heroin addict. He will be discussing today’s drug epidemic both with legal and illegal drugs. Mike will discuss the current medical marijuana program in the state of Maryland and the increased numbers of drug overdose in the state. Baltimore County has the second highest drug overdose rate in the state. Only Baltimore City has more.

He will also discuss the use and abuse of medication by senior citizens.

Mike has been in the field of substance abuse education, prevention, intervention and treatment for over 30 years. He has served as the drug Czar for Baltimore County and Director of Substance Abuse for the Sheppard Pratt Health Care System. Currently, he is the President of Mike Gimbel Association, a national substance abuse consulting company. In his spare time, Mike has completed 18 marathons including the Boston Marathon 8 times.



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.


Pool Volleyball Practice

Tuesdays         Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location:  Pool

Pool volleyball practice will continue through the month. We need more players so we can have an employee/resident pool volleyball game in May. If you haven’t ever played, consider coming to the pool to join us!

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.

Bonus Balance Class

Thursday, April 4th    Time: 9:30 a.m.

Marianne will be holding a bonus class. Just like every class, this one is for all levels and everyone is welcome.

Choosing The Proper Footwear for Exercise and Beyond

Tuesday, April 9th   Time: 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Location:  Auditorium

Appropriate footwear is the first line of defense against falling. Marianne and Anna Martello OTR/L, will discuss some key points to consider when choosing your footwear. This class pairs nicely with the Wednesday, April 10 event when the Van Dyke and Bacon representative will be at Edenwald.

Trail Walk to Meadowwood Park

Wednesday, April 17th           Departure Time: 1:00 p.m.

Meadowood Park is a fairly small park with a paved .8 mile trail located just a few minutes from Edenwald near Greenspring Station.


Tuesday, April 23rd     Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: 5th Floor Green Roof

Join us for a game or two!

Strength and Stretching

Thursday, April 25th    Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Fitness Studio

Marianne is offering an additional class. This class takes place seated and standing, and is appropriate for all levels.