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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 Acts, portraying hope and encouragement in the midst of discouragement.

Standard Delivery

Welcome back the seven member combo of Standard Delivery on Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Standard Delivery Combo has been performing in and around Carroll County, Maryland since 2005. They provide a mix of music to satisfy every interest, including 40's Big Band, 50's Oldies, 60's Rhythm & Blues, and 70's Classics.

Wine Tasting

First Friday of the month Wine Tasting will be held on Friday, June 2 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 already 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 June in the auditorium at 3:00. All are welcome for worship, fellowship, and inspiration for the week ahead. Father’s Day service on June 18 will be held at 3:30.

June 4 Rev. Jeff Hartman

June 11 Rev. Jerry Todd

June 18 Rev. Jessica Sexton (3:30)

June 25 Rev. Ron Standiford

Glee Club

The Glee Club will meet on Monday afternoons at 1:30 in the auditorium . Please bring your music books with you. Discover the satisfaction of vocalizing and singing together; a time to release anxiety and stress by joining the Glee Club! Our last meeting before summer break will be on Monday, June 12. Glee Club will resume on September 11.


Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players, dating back 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 Memorial Day.

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.


Johnny U and Me

On Monday, June 5 Edenforum is pleased to welcome John Unitas, Jr as he tells us about his book Johnny U and Me: The Man behind the Golden Arm at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Johnny Unitas is widely considered the finest quarterback ever to play the game. Much has been written about his life, but for the first time, Unitas's son, John, writes about his father and reveals information about his family and father's career that has never before been brought to light. For anyone who holds an interest in either Unitas's life or NFL history, John will present an interesting program honoring the life and times of his father. He will shed light on the character and convictions of the man who has lived on in NFL history, both on and off the field, offering clues to what made him the man and the player he was.

John C. Unitas Jr. is the son of Johnny Unitas and the president of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc., which bestows the Golden Arm Award each year upon a college player. He lives in Baldwin, Maryland.

Linda’s Treasures

Linda’s Treasures HOT, HOT, HOT Boutique is coming to you on Tuesday, June 6 from 11:00-3:00 in the auditorium.  Everything you need to feel cool and fashionable in the summer is available for your enjoyment.  There’s something for everyone.  See YOU there! Personal checks accepted.

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 Virginia McLernon .


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


Book Club

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 6 to discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. We will meet in the 2 nd floor dining room and lounge at 7:30. Contact Patricia Owens with any questions.

TaylorMarie Fashions

Imagine a day at a boutique…right here at Edenwald. That's what TaylorMarie's provides!  They are a mobile retail clothing store offering fashionable, respected high-quality brands of women's clothing and accessories. Their goal is to recreate the total shopping experience of a department store without the hassle of ever leaving your home.

A visit from TaylorMarie's creates an experience that goes beyond the clothing - it's a fun, festive event that everyone looks forward to. Join them on Thursday, June 8 from 10:00 to 2:00 in the auditorium.


Teelin Irish Dance Company  

Edenforum is pleased to welcome the Teelin Irish Dance Company on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 in the auditorium. Teelin Irish Dance Company is known for performances that accentuate the energy of Irish dance with cutting edge choreography. From the graceful beauty of jigs and reels, to the thundering beat of percussive dance, a performance by this company leaves audience members at the edge of their seats, wishing for more!

The company’s innovative style fuses traditional Irish step dance with contemporary dance, and is the reason that their Director, Maureen Gately, won the 2009 Individual Artist award for Choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). Other career highlights for Ms. Gately include performing with Governor Martin O’Malley, Gaelic Storm (from the hit movie “Titanic”), Eileen Ivers (from Riverdance), at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and touring worldwide with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble.

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, June 9 Cantor Ann Sacks will help us welcome Shabbat. Rabbi Floyd Herman will lead service on Friday, June 23. Both services are held at 4:00 in the Terraces Multipurpose Room.

Poker Club

The Poker Club will meet in May in the Terraces Multipurpose Room. See you on June 9 & 23 from 7:00-9:00. Contact Tom Morell for more information.

 Albert Niedel

You are invited to an evening of singing by baritone Albert Niedel on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 in the auditorium.

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. He will be accompanied by Ina Allen, pianist for the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra.


Coffee and Conversation

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


Trump's Pivot From Asia: Why America First Might See Us Finish Last

Edenforum is pleased to welcome Frank Jannuzi on Monday, June 12 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Mr. Jannuzi will discuss why President Trump's Asia policy marks a major departure from Obama's "Pivot to Asia," and why it could undermine U.S. leadership in East Asia and hurt our long-term interests there.  Specifically, Trump's decision to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership, his negative comments about U.S. treaty allies South Korea and Australia, his retreat on human rights and democracy promotion, and his transactional approach to U.S-China relations may erode the economic and security underpinnings of fifty years of American East Asia strategy. 

Frank Jannuzi joined the 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.

A Salute to Flag Day

While any individual U.S. flag is physically no more than a piece of fabric emblazoned with stripes and stars, it remains a poignant symbol of our nation that has inspired and united people for centuries. On Wednesday, June 14 the party committee invites you to celebrate Flag Day with story and song. Learn about the flags flown through the years in the United States. There will be a “cloud” visit from Mary Pickersgill who made the flag that flew over Fort McHenry on the early morning of September 14, 1814. Join in on the musical tribute to America. The fun will begin at 7:30 in the auditorium.

 David Pedraza

Violist, David Pedraza started his musical studies at 14 in the OCJM 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. Hear David perform on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Residents’ Association Meeting

This month’s Residents’ Association meeting will be held on Friday, June 16 at 1:30 in the auditorium. All residents are invited to attend.

Student Recital

Children ages 12-17 will perform individual programs showcasing their hard work on various musical instruments and in dance.

Please come and support these young Artists at 11:00 in the auditorium on Saturday, June 17.

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, June 19 at 10:30 in the board room, the Stroh Hall and Healthcare information will be given by Vice President of Health Care and Wellness Michelle Rosenheim. This small setting ensures the most effective way for us to learn and ask questions. Please sign up in the reservation book if you are interested in attending.


The Joys of a Resident Theatre Company

On Monday, June 19 Edenforum is pleased to welcome Founding Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi to tell us about Everyman Theater Resident Company. He will be accompanied by Carl Schurr and Wil Love who will talk about the experience of the resident company. Join us at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Vincent M. Lancisi  founded Everyman Theatre in October of 1990 and has directed over 35 productions including Noises Off, Dot, Death of a Salesman, Under the Skin, Blithe Spirit, Deathtrap and The Last Five Years. In addition to his work at Everyman, he has taught acting and directing at Towson University, University of Maryland, Catholic University, Howard Community College, and at Everyman Theatre. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Vincent was recently named the President of the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District board. He is also on the Market Center Merchants Board. In the past, he has sat on panels for the Maryland State Arts Council and boards of the Baltimore Theatre Alliance and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Vincent holds his undergraduate degree in Theatre from Boston College and his master’s degree in Directing from The Catholic University of America. 

Documentary Film: A Ballerina’s Tale

Chronicling prima ballerina Misty Copeland's long and dramatic ascent to stardom, this intimate documentary examines the African-American dancer's unique impact on the rarified world of classical ballet. See the film on Wednesday, June 21 at 1:30 in the auditorium. Starring Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly and Susan Fales-Hill. Not Rated, running time 1hr 24 min.

Edenforum & MaCCRA

Senator James Brochin, Democrat, District 42, Baltimore County, will come to Edenwald on Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 in the auditorium. What has happened in this 2017 Session? Come, hear his explanation of actions in the legislature.

He is currently a member of the Judicial Proceedings Committee and Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, among others. He is also a member of the Environmental Restoration and Development Tax Force.

Senator Brochin may talk about work of his committees but we also can expect to hear from him the results of the Senate-wide votes and interesting items that did not even get out of committees for a general vote.

Prior to joining the Senate in 2003, Senator Brochin was a legislative analyst for the Maryland Senate President, a lobbyist for Baltimore County, a political writer and analyst. These pursuits reflect his interest in politics, since his under-graduate and graduate work in political science. In addition, Senator Brochin is an insurance broker.

Origins of the Harp

Laura Gibson began her musical journey at the age of 8 when her grandmother, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, started teaching her the piano. Laura's love of music continued as she went to college to study music performance, fine art, and floral design. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a President's Academic Excellence Award, Wasyl Palijczuk Art Award, and M. Louise Shipley Outstanding Graduating Senior Art Major Award.

Hear Laura perform on the harp on Friday, June 23 at 7:30 in the auditorium.


Immigrant, Refugee or Illegal Immigrant- What does it mean?

A hot topic in today’s world! Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey, former Assistant Secretary of the State for Population, Refugee and Migration will sort this all out for us on Monday, June 26 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Ellen is a graduate of Towson High School and summa cum laude graduate of McDaniel College. A former junior high school teacher, she was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1978 and served as the minority whip from 1986-1994. In 1994 and 1998, she ran as the Republican candidate for Governor. In 2002 she was appointed Ambassador to the UN Council on Status of Women. In 2006 she was appointed Assistant Secretary for 2 years. Today, she remains very active in the Republican Party.

Let’s Write!

Let’s Write! Edenwald’s writing group meets at 3:30 on Wednesday, June 28 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.

Foreign Film Night: Amelie

When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she's inspired to return the items to their original owner, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts. See the film on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Clotilde Mollet, Claire Maurier, Isabelle Nanty, Dominique Pinon. Rated R, Running time 2hr 2min.

Eunbi Kim

New York City-based pianist Eunbi Kim transports audiences through engaging, thought-provoking concert programs and interdisciplinary performances. Hear her on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 in the auditorium. She has previously created, produced, and performed in “Murakami Music,” a genre-defying performance inspired by the characters and musical references in internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami’s novels. It had a sold-out premiere at Symphony Space, which was broadcast on NHK (Japan’s national public broadcasting), and has also enjoyed performances in venues such as Texas Asia Society and Georgetown University. Eunbi is regarded as one of the foremost experts on Murakami and has been invited to speak by various media outlets and organizations. 


Paint and Powder

The Paint & Powder Club, Inc. will present its annual show, Bonbon’s Naughty, Bawdy Gaudy Musicale on Thursday, June 1 at Scottish Rite Masonic Center benefitting The Maryland Conservatory of Music and The Maryland State Boychoir. We will be attending a rehearsal show at a reduced ticket price. Tickets are $30, to be billed to your account. The bus will depart at 6:15. Sign up in the reservation book.

Baltimore Water Taxi Cruise

From Fort McHenry to Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor and everywhere in between, the Baltimore Water Taxi connects you to the finest attractions that Baltimore has to offer. Baltimore’s ever-changing and expanding waterfront always offers something new for visitors and residents alike. Enjoy a cruise around the harbor via water taxi on Tuesday, June 6. This trip is limited to 24 due to the boat’s capacity.

The total cost of the trip is $18. The deadline to cancel is Thursday, June 1; after that you will be charged. The bus will depart at 9:15 and return to Edenwald before 12:00. This trip is rated moderate.

Penn State Trial Gardens

On Tuesday, June 13 enjoy a tour of the Penn State Trial Gardens. The gardens are living laboratories and garden classrooms for horticulture, plant pathology and entomology. Commercial visitors use the gardens to develop plant lists knowing that varieties have been fully tested in this climate and under standard cultural conditions. Others use the trials for photography, relaxation, inspiration or simply selecting the best plants for their own gardens. Proper footwear is required. The gardens have uneven terrain.

After our tour we will have lunch at the Country Table Restaurant. Individual checks will be provided.

The total cost of the trip is $10. The deadline to cancel is Tuesday, June 6 after that your account will be charged. The bus will depart at 9:00 and return by 4:00. This trip is rated Moderate.


Washington, D.C.: National Archives & National Gallery

The National Archives Building holds the original copies of the three main formative documents of the United States and its government: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It also hosts a copy of the 1297 Magna Carta confirmed by Edward I. These are displayed to the public in the main chamber of the National Archives, which is called the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom. The National Archives Building also exhibits other important American historical documents such as the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, the Emancipation Proclamation, and collections of photography and other historically and culturally significant American artifacts.

After spending approximately 2 hours at the Archives, we will head to the National Gallery. Lunch is on your own at any of the café’s within either museum.

At the National Gallery explore thousands of the most significant works of art from the Renaissance to the present day. The growing collection includes European and American masterpieces in every medium. Browse the collection and make connections between the objects you know and newly discovered gems.

The bus will depart at 9:30 and return by 5:30 on Thursday, June 22. The total cost of the trip is $20. We can accommodate only 20 on this trip. This trip is rated DIFFICULT.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra at Longwood Gardens

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. Now, after a two-year revitalization, the main fountain garden will once again dazzle guests with its grand allées, hand-carved Italian limestone, undulating boxwood, and more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams.

With a program sure to entertain, join us for an evening that commemorates one of the most influential composers of all time. The Delaware Symphony Orchestra, led by David Amado, will present a program with highly acclaimed pianist Peter Serkin. Known for his emotive and thought-provoking performances, Serkin joins the Delaware Symphony in Piano Concerto No. 2, the concerto that marked Beethoven's debut and the beginning of his professional career. The concert will be held in the open air theatre. The concert is reserved seating only.

We will depart at 2:30 and return around midnight. This schedule allows time to explore the garden, have dinner on your own, enjoy the concert at 7:30 and then witness the illuminated fountain show at 9:15. Please be advised that there is a tremendous amount of walking involved. Proper footwear should be worn.

The total cost of the trip is $65. The trip will go on, rain or shine. Umbrellas are not permitted during the concert. The fountain show is standing room only. This trip is rated DIFFICULT.

Set Sail in Annapolis

Set sail aboard the 74-foot schooner Woodwind for a two-hour cruise on Thursday, June 29. 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 $50. The deadline to cancel is Monday, June 12, after that you will be charged. The bus will depart at 9:30 and returning by 5:00. This trip is rated DIFFICULT.

 Subscription Series

The bus will depart for the Vagabond Theater production of See How They Run on Friday, June 2 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the Center Stage Production of Toni Morrison’s Jazz on Sunday, June 11 at 1:15.

The bus will depart for the Shriver Hall Concert on Sunday, June 11 at 4:45. (This concert was rescheduled from April 2, your existing tickets are valid.)

The bus will depart for the BSO Classical Thursday concert on Thursday, June 15 at 7:00.

The bus will depart for the Everyman Theater production of Noises Off on Saturday, June 17 at 1:00.


Garden Party!

Summertime garden party and picnic lunch June 6 th at 11:30. Let’s celebrate the beginning of the summer outside on the 5 th floor green roof. There will be a putting competition, bocce ball, and an outdoor prize scavenger hunt. The flower boxes will be in full bloom, and there are plenty of benches to sit on for your front row seat to the games if you choose not to participate. All are invited to attend. RSVP in the activities book located in the main lobby.

 Tuesday June 6 th AquaFit class will take place at 10:00 on to allow exercise class participants to attend the party.

Trail hike #3 on June 15 th takes us to North Point State Park along the shores of the Bay. We will depart Edenwald at 9:30 and return by 12:00. Please sign up in the reservation book located in the main lobby.

Zumba Gold class will be held on June 7 th and June 28 th.

Class time change: Thursday 9:15 Cardio Barre Mix class will now be held at 2:15 on Thursdays.

Outdoor games will be held on Fridays at 10:00 throughout the summer. Join us on the 5 th floor green roof:

June 2- Putting

June 9- Bocce

June 16- Croquet

June 23- No activity

June 30- YOU DECIDE!

Benefits of Group Exercise

Starting an individual fitness program can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to physical activity. If you are hesitant to ask for help, you may decide not to even try. That’s where attending a group exercise class may be a good first step.

When I first started exercising, I attended every type of group exercise class my gym offered. Once I settled on a couple of classes I enjoyed, I became a “regular”. I had my own spot in the class, and the instructor always knew where to find me! Eventually, as my confidence grew, I started exercising on my own. I discovered that I really liked the experience of helping other people feel comfortable exercising, and started teaching exercise classes. Over the years, I have really come to appreciate the value of group exercise classes.

Here are some benefits to group exercise:

  • The variety of classes that are available allows you to try something new.
  • The variation of exercise class formats, instructors, music, and fellow class members keeps things from getting rote and boring.
  • All levels can participate from beginner to advanced.
  • It is a great way to meet people and socialize with individuals you may not have met otherwise.
  • You don’t have to come up with what to do. That’s what the instructor is for!
  • You may challenge yourself in ways that you probably would not do on your own.
  • You may discover that you can do something unfamiliar that you previously thought impossible.

Can you think of any other benefits? I’d love to hear your thoughts!