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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 (410-823-2364) or Virginia McLernon (410-825-8069).

Every Tuesday evening we play Bingo in the auditorium. It’s only 50 cents per card to play. Plus, every game has a $5 payout! Stop in - we’d love to have you.

Book Club
The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, August 1 to discuss Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass. We will meet in the 2nd floor dining room and lounge at 7:30. Contact Patricia Owens at 410-828-4340 with any questions.

CCBC: Contemporary Issues
Analyze and evaluate current issues and ideas that influence contemporary American society with Mr. Barry Rascovar. View political situations, economic conditions and cultural issues as well as local, national and international news. Barry Rascovar served as deputy editorial editor of the Baltimore Sun for over 20 years, writing editorials and a weekly political column. He also covered the State House and Capitol Hill as a Sun reporter. He continued his political column for nearly 15 years for the Gazette Newspapers and then began a bi-weekly column for the Community Times. An honors graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism and Dickinson College, he was born and raised in Baltimore.

The 6 week mini-session will continue on Wednesday, August 2 through August 16 from 1:00-2:30 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. Registration is currently closed for this course.

Eclipse 2017
August 2017 marks the first time in 38 years one of nature’s great spectacles crosses the United States. A total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the Oregon coast, across the Rocky Mountains, through America’s heartland to the Atlantic coast. Day turns to night as the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, blotting out the Sun’s brilliance and exposing the delicate and beautiful solar corona. Stars and planets appear as the sky darkens, animals react in strange ways, and many humans will travel miles to see this rare occurrence. Discover how and when to safely see the eclipse, both from Maryland and across the U.S., and learn how eclipses were viewed through history. Join Jim O’Leary on Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Our lecturer, Jim O’Leary, is the senior director at the Maryland Science Center (MSC) and co-host of WYPR’s weekly Skywatch program. Mr. O’Leary also develops Earth and space programs for MSC’s Davis Planetarium, IMAX Theater, Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory, Spacelink and TerraLink. He regularly appears on radio and television as an astronomy expert and has undertaken many programs with NASA and the National Science Foundation.

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 Romans, showing how God provides faith and the means by which faith comes.

Thomas Pandolfi
The young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Hear him on Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 in the auditorium. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the "Pops" genre, Thomas is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees as a scholarship student. He is the father of two beautiful children, and resides in Washington, DC.

Wine Tasting
First Friday of the month Wine Tasting will be held on Friday, August 4 in the auditorium.

Book Mobile
Look for the book mobile in the front of the building every Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30. 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 Kelley for a reservation sheet. When you call, be sure to have your library card number handy. Hope you can take advantage of this wonderful service.

Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship will continue each Sunday in August in the auditorium at 3:00. All are welcome for worship, fellowship, and inspiration for the week ahead.

  • August 6 Rev. Emora Brannan
  • August 13 Rev. Jerry Todd
  • August 20 Rev. Jessica Sexton
  • August 27 Rev. Ron Standiford

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. Contact Zak Pindell at 410-616-8210 if you have any questions. We will not meet on July 3.

Readers Theater
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 Readers Theatre — we do not memorize.

How We Got To Now
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered. See the series on Mondays August 7 and 14 at 1:30 in the auditorium. Each episode is approximately one hour long. The series is not rated.

Foreign Film Night: Eternity and a Day
When Alexandre (Bruno Ganz), a famed Greek author, learns he hasn't long to live, he sets aside his current project and soon meets an Albanian immigrant street urchin (Achileas Skevis), whom he rescues from slave traders. On a journey to reunite the boy with his family, the two share a bus ride with several musicians and a poet (Fabrizio Bentivoglio). This dreamlike drama won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. See Eternity and a Day on Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 in the auditorium. Not Rated, Running time 2hrs 12min.

Jay Daniels
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. For Jay, it’s not merely an opportunity to perform. For Jay, it’s an opportunity to share his gift of music. Hear Jay on Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Computer Q&A with 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 on Friday, August 11 from 10:00 to 11:00 in the auditorium. No sign up needed.

Shabbat Service
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.

On Friday, August 11 Cantor Ann Sacks will help us welcome Shabbat. Only one service will be held this month at 4:00 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.

Poker Club
The Poker Club will meet in August in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. See you on August 11 and 25 from 7:00-9:00. Contact Tom Morell for more information.

Coffee and Conversation
Want a great way to meet your neighbors? Stop in on Saturday morning, August 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 in the 2nd Floor Dining Room and Lounge. Hope to see you there

Healthcare at Edenwald
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 to become familiar with the services provided.

On Monday, August 14 at 10:30 in the board room, the Health Suite information will be given by Resident Counselor Meghan Curtis and Emily Shultz, Nurse Practitioner. Services provided in Stroh Hall will be presented in June. This small setting ensures the most effective way for us to learn and ask questions. Please sign up in the reservation book if you plan to attend. Space is limited.

Minas takes Brazilian and American roots to create a sound that is fresh and innovative. With recordings of original music and a collection of over 100 songs, Orlando and Patricia’s compositions have been compared to classics by Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Capturing the essence of great songwriting with memorable melodies, inventive harmonies, and poetic lyrics, the music of Minas is engaging and timeless. Hear the duo on Monday, August 22 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Orlando Haddad and Patricia King formed Minas in 1978 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. They proceeded to play all over the eastern United States before moving to Brazil, where they lived, entertained and traveled, absorbing the essence of Brazilian culture. In 1984 Orlando and Patricia returned to the United States and raised a family while performing and recording extensively, building their reputation as one of the most sought-after Brazilian groups of its kind.

Linda's Treasures
Linda’s Treasures Boutique is coming to you on Tuesday, August 15 from 11:00-3:00 in the auditorium. There’s something for everyone. See YOU there! Personal checks accepted.

A Village Wooing
A Village Wooing is a theatrical representation of George Bernard Shaw’s play, written in 1933 and first performed in 1934. On a cruise ship, a reclusive upper class travel writer meets a chatty phone operator with a mission to marry him and he suddenly finds himself reluctantly drawn into conversation. See the hour-long one-act comedy on Wednesday, August 16 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Presented by Carol Mason-Lyston and John R. Lyston, a husband and wife team who have been active in Baltimore theater for many years.

Two for the Show
Tom Kowalski and Barbara Lutz are singers with many years of performance experience in and around the Washington/Baltimore area. With backgrounds in musical theatre and voice training in many musical genres, the Two for the Show duet offers unique, exciting, and energetic shows for all audiences. Hear the duo perform on Friday, August 18 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Eclipse 2017
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse will cross the entire United States, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. Weather permitting, the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth’s surface. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. The eclipse will provide a unique opportunity to study the sun, Earth, moon and their interaction because of the eclipse’s long path over land coast to coast. Scientists will be able to take ground-based and airborne observations over a period of an hour and a half to complement the wealth of data and images provided by space assets.

A partial eclipse will be viewable from our location at Edenwald beginning at 1:18 and the maximum partial eclipse at 2:43. Live Streaming of the event will occur in the auditorium beginning at 1:00. Eclipse viewing glasses will be available at the preview lecture with Jim O’Leary on Wednesday, August 2. A very limited number are available so they are first come first served. As the date approaches more information will be posted on the best locations to view the eclipse.

Insurance Help For Maryland Consumers
Confused about rate increases or billing notices? Policy cancelled or non-renewed and you don’t understand why? Concerned about the insurance company’s handling of your claim? Speak with Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer on Monday, August 21 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

The Maryland Insurance Administration
is a state agency that can:

  • Provide you with guides that may help you compare rates among insurers writing automobile, homeowners, health coverage for small employers, and for Medicare supplement policies.
  • Help you better understand the coverages on your insurance policy so that you are a well-informed consumer.
  • Investigate the handling or settlement of a claim on your behalf.
  • Determine whether actions taken by your insurance company are in compliance with Maryland law.
  • Ensure that you are treated in accordance with Maryland law.

Talking Books
On Wednesday, August 23 there will be a presentation on Talking Books, a completely free program that is funded by the Library of Congress and administered in every state. The presentation will be made by Mary Lu Fisher. It will begin at 2:00 in the 6th Floor Activity Room and last approximately 30 minutes. All are welcome.

In Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit, actor and author Ted Zalewski brings to life, one of Americas greatest presidents. Combining history, drama and fun, TR gives voice to many of Roosevelt’s own words, writings, and beliefs. Cowboy, soldier, naturalist, historian, father, statesman and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, Theodore Roosevelt lived a life that inspires us still. Get ready for a bully time with Teddy on Wednesday, August 23 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Alexandria Kleztet
Exciting and innovative, The Alexandria Kleztet has been combining traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade. New arrangements of traditional melodies and original songs by members of the band draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock and other musical genres to create a unique and entertaining sound. Hear the group on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

The band is based in the Washington/Baltimore area and has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including annual appearances at the Kennedy Center and regular concerts at the Peabody Institute. They began touring internationally in 2007 with an appearance at the Semanas Musicales festival in Chile. Led by woodwind player Seth Kibel, the band includes violinist Helen Hausmann, bassist Scott Harlan and percussionist Tim Jarvis.

Iris' Essentials
We welcome a new clothing boutique to Edenwald on Wednesday, August 30. Iris Kaufman of Iris’ Essentials will bring her collection of outwear, sweaters, tops and bottoms that make a statement in an understated manner. Many items can be ordered if she doesn’t have your size or desired color. Come brighten your wardrobe with Iris from 10:00-2:00 in the auditorium.

Let’s Write!
Let’s Write! Edenwald’s writing group meets at 3:30 on Wednesday, August 30 in the Terrace Multipurpose Room. Your writing can be a journal entry, poetry, fiction, an op-ed piece, or essays containing memories 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.

The Smooth Groove
Hear the Smooth Groove quartet as they present songs from the Great American Songbook from the 30’s-40s and 50s on Wednesday, August 30 at 7:30 in the auditorium. This quartet employs the use of electric vibes doubling on EWI, electric piano and guitar doubling on banjitar (combination of a banjo & guitar) for a very soothing George Shearing type sound.

Annie Gill
Praised for “astounding technical vocal ability, solid song interpretation and stage presence,” soprano Annie Gill continues to gain recognition as an emerging artist. Particularly excelling in the repertoire of Mozart and Puccini, Ms. Gill has been commended for "a glorious voice - opulent from top to bottom,” and possesses an extensive variety of vocal colors in her expressive full lyric soprano.

Past performances include the role of Marzelline (cover) in Beethoven’s Fidelio with The In Series, performances with the Baltimore Musicales concert and recital series, and her debut in the title role of Cio-Cio San in Mid-Ohio Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly.

Annie will be joined by accompanist Andrew Stewart on Thursday, August 31 at 7:30 in the auditorium when she presents Musical Gems - A recital of opera, art song, and musical theatre favorites.

Trips and travel

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with director Christopher Nolan.

See the film at the Senator Theater on Thursday, August 3. Tickets are $9 at the door. The bus will depart at 12:00. This trip is rated Easy.

Royal Opera: Otello
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta is his Desdemona and baritone Marco Vratogna his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song.' Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece, recorded live in 2017. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

See Otello at Harbor East movie theater on Tuesday, August 8. Running time is 3 hrs and 24 min with one intermission. The bus will depart at 6:00 and return around 11:00. The total cost of the trip is $18. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, July 25 after that you will be charged. Please note: Seats are not reserved in the theater. We will arrive 30 minutes before show time, when the doors open. This trip is rated Easy.

Hart-Miller Island
Hart-Miller Island, located in Baltimore County, was once a chain of islands nearly destroyed by erosion. Using dredged material from Baltimore’s harbor and approach channels, Hart-Miller Island has been regenerated. The island is now undergoing restoration to re-establish valuable wildlife habitat.

The tour will take approximately two hours, not including lunch. Please be aware that you will be taking a 20-minute boat ride to and from the island. The building is not handicap-accessible and has two flights of stairs.

Tour the island on Thursday, August 10. The bus will depart at 9:45 and return to Edenwald before 2:00. We will be bringing a box lunch to eat on the island. When signing up please select one of the following options: ham or turkey sandwich. Lunch includes a beverage, chips and a cookie. When you arrive in the morning for the trip you will be given your lunch. It will be your responsibility to carry it with you on the bus. Please bring a small personal insulated cooler or lunch box to keep your meal chilled. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, July 27 after that you will be charged. The total cost of the trip is $8 to be charged to your account. This trip is limited to 20 people. This trip is rated Difficult.

International Dine Around Town: Szechuan House
Szechuan House feels like a Chinese restaurant from a different time. Enjoy a delicious lunch on Thursday, August 20. Lunch will be on your own, so please bring cash with you. This trip is free, but sign up is required. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, August 10. The bus will depart at 11:45. Sign up is limited to 20. This trip is rated easy.

Penn Museum

Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has always been one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums, and the largest university museum in the United States. With roughly one million objects in our care, the Penn Museum encapsulates and illustrates the human story: who we are and where we came from. Visit the museum with Dr. Robert Baer as our guide on Tuesday, August 22. Three floors of art and artifacts spanning the entire history of human civilization from Mesopotamia to Egypt to Greece – Dr. Baer will give us the highlights tour.

Lunch will be on your own at the museums Pepper Mill Café which offers affordable international cuisine and a fresh variety of healthy, vegetarian, and sustainable food options.

Dr. Robert Baer has been a college administrator with over thirty years in higher education. He has a bachelors and a masters in history and a doctorate in higher education. He is a history instructor at York College-CUNY, Community College of Baltimore County, and Howard and Norwalk Community Colleges.

The bus will depart at 9:00 on Tuesday, August 22 and return by 4:00. The total cost of the trip is $30. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, August 10, after that your account will be charged. We must have a minimum of 15 in attendance. This trip is rated Moderate.

Summertime means baseball season is in full-swing. Watch the Ironbirds take on the Connecticut Tigers on Tuesday, August 29. Tickets are only $13, to be billed to your account. The deadline to cancel is Friday, July 28, after that you will be charged. We will leave at 6:15 for the 7:05 game and return to Edenwald before 11:30. This trip is limited to 25. This trip is rated moderate.

Scenic Byways: Horses and Hounds
The Horses and Hounds Scenic Byway extends 100 miles in a loop through northern and eastern Baltimore County and western Harford County. You’re still in “Horse Country” as you head north on Dulaney Valley Road toward Jacksonville. See it for yourself on Thursday, August 31. Explore the scenic roadways of the Loch Raven Reservoir and Long Green Pike seeing St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The structure was built in 1855 after the original church, established in 1822, burned down. We will make one stop to enjoy some ice cream at Prigel Creamery. Completing our circle we will drive through Gittings, Notch Cliff and Glen Arm, continuing down Cromwell Bridge Road.

The bus will depart at 1:00 on Thursday, August 31 and return to by 2:30. Please sign up in the reservation book. This trip is rated Easy.

Wellness Matters

Wacky Wednesdays throughout the month of August- August 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 3:00, the 10-minute balance class will be full of wacky games like tic-tac-toe, pool noodle hockey, and much more! These fun balance exercises are games that challenge your balance as well as your mind!

Play a life-sized version of the popular dice game, Yahtzee. Friday, August 11th at 1:00, and Tuesday, August 22nd at 1:00. You only need to know how to roll dice in order to play. This activity is appropriate for everyone! Meet in the group exercise room.

August 14th 1:00 in the group exercise room Dance for Parkinson’s Disease returns! Instructor Susan Taylor leads this accessible, adaptive class that is designed for everyone. You don’t have to have a Parkinson’s diagnosis to enjoy and benefit from the class. Take a class and see for yourself!

Tuesday, August 15th 11:00, immediately following Aqua Fit class, come to the pool to play or watch the first ever game of aqua baseball!

August 17th 9:30-12:00 Trail hike along Deer Creek at the Eden Mill Nature Center.


Beginner Balance class 10:15 on Fridays- This modified version of the 11:00 class is a great choice for those who are new to balance class or those who need extra help. It features many of the same exercises, but at a slower pace. See Marianne to decide which class is right for you. Tuesday, August 29th Aqua Fit will take place at 1:00 instead of its regular time.