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2013 November / December Edition

Zoë’s Gallery of Friends Martin Center 960 Heritage Way Brentwood, TN 37027 Phone: (615) 376-0102 Fax: (615) 376-0124 Center Hours: 8:30-3:30 Monday through Friday

8th Annual Art Exhibition Presenting Sponsor

Martin Center Staff Center Director Joyce Keistler jkeistler@fiftyforward.org

Please join us for a sneak preview and special reception with honored guest artist

Frank T. Gee

Program and Partnership Director Sherry Coss scoss@fiftyforward.org

Thursday, November 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35

Volunteer Director Kathryn Capaldi kcapaldi@fiftyforward.org

Wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by Cool Springs Wines and Spirits and Giandi’s Catering

Williamson County Staff FLIP Coordinator Stephanie Teague steague@fiftyforward.org

Exhibition and sale continue free of charge With artwork for sale by more than 40 local artists

Living at Home Coordinator Jennifer Broadrick jbroadrick@fiftyforward.org

Websites: www.themartincentertn.org www.fiftyforward.org

An event to benefit The Martin Center ~~~~~

Friday, November 8, from 10 to 7 Saturday, November 9, from 10 to 3

Premier Sponsor

Williamson Medical Center Friends of Martin

Advantage Business Solutions, Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield Brentwood Building Maintenance Brentwood Home Page Cool Springs Eye Care Earl Swensson and Associates Elmcroft of Brentwood Gentiva Home Health and Hospice Let’s Get Moving!

Morning Pointe of Brentwood Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Pinnacle Financial Partners Rolling Hills The Tennessean United Way Williamson Williamson County Chamber Williamson Herald


Get Movin’ At Martin Pilates & Core Stability Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:15-10:15. FREE introductory class Instructor: Barbara Johnson Cost: Members $5. Non-Members $10. Non-members please pay at the front desk.

Flex Exercise Class Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30. Members free. Non-members $5. Non-members please pay at the front desk. Tuesday class led by Kathy McFarlane. Friday class led by Dot Small. This chair exercise class focuses on flexibility and balance.

Tai Chi Thursdays, 9:00 Instructor: Julie Russell Tai Chi quiets minds, helps with breathing deeper, and improves balance. For more information call Julie at 615-831-0440. Cost: $40 for 4 classes for members; $80 for non-members. Non-members please pay at the front desk.

Yoga Thursdays, 10:15 Instructor: Julie Russell Cost: $40 for 4 classes for members; $80 for non-members. Single class cost: Members $11. Visitors $22.

Social Potluck Luncheons: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:30 Martin members: $2. Guests: $5. Entrée provided but everyone must bring a LARGE dish to share.

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Tuesday, November 19. Yes, you read that right. The owners of Half Ass Acres will bring their precious mini-donkeys to the Center for a day filled with laughter and fun. The mini-donkeys will be dressed in their holiday attire with sleigh in tow. ~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesday, December 17 Guest Entertainer: The group Trademark will join us to celebrate the holidays. Based in Nashville, TN, Trademark started singing together in 2010. In fact, their first public appearance was a flood relief benefit concert to help the victims of the Nashville flood in May 2010. In 2011 they placed in the top 5 groups (out of 250 groups) in the Regional Artist Showcase at the National Quartet Convention. Their concerts have been called fun, energetic, and inspiring.

The “Knitwits” Knitting Group Each Thursday at 10:00 Gather with friends and share your tips with other knitters. Please call the Center at 376-0102.

Movie Time 1st and 3rd Fridays at 1:00 Bring your favorite beverage and snacks. Please let us know if you plan to attend. Suggestions welcome! November 1: Tea with Mussolini November 15: Bye Bye Birdie December 6: Christmas in Connecticut Please note date change: Wednesday, December 18: Smokey Mountain Christmas


Health and Wellness Do You Hear What I Hear? Brentwood Hearing Center

Monday, November 11 at 10:00 Join us for a question and answer session and find out about the latest on new technology and the most current advances in diagnostic and hearing aid technology . Locally owned and operating from the same location for over twenty-five years. Tania Williams and Anne Boling remain committed to providing tailored solutions to meet the hearing needs of each individual patient. With the support of a staff of over forty-five years combined experience, Williams and Boling utilize the most current advances in diagnostic technology to improve the hearing and quality of life of each patient. Reservations required.

Life Line Screening Early detection is key to prevention

Monday, November 18 at 8:30 Life Line Screening offers five screenings to avoid a stroke. Tests include stroke / carotid artery screening ($60), heart rhythm ($60), abdominal aortic aneurysm ($60), peripheral arterial disease, and osteoporosis risk assessment ($35). Four-test package: stroke, vascular disease, and heart rhythm: $139 or five-test package add osteoporosis: $149. You must pre-register for screenings. To sign up or for more information call 1-800-324-9458. You will find detailed information at the front desk.

Caregiver Support Group Meeting at NHC Place Cool Springs

4th Thursday of each month at 4:00 Join Hertha Hines at NHC Place Cool Springs for a discussion to help those who are caring for a family member or friend dealing with memory loss issues. This group meets at NHC Place Cool Springs located at 211 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN. Please call Hertha at 778-6831

Got Stress? Sponsored by Williamson Medical

Guest Speaker: Dr. Art Williams Tuesday, December 3 at 11:30 Stress is part of everyone's life. Most people don't realize that often the joys in life can bring on as much stress as the sorrows. While stress stems from a number of sources, most stressors fall into one of three categories: frustrations, conflicts and pressures. Although the holidays can be a time of joy, they often bring additional stressors. Join us for tips designed to help you find relaxation during this often-emotional time and to improve how you are thinking or feeling about the moment and the season. Reservations required. Light lunch provided.

Massage Licensed therapist Kathy McFarlane is available every Tuesday and Thursday. Hourly rate for members: $45 and non-members $60. Tip not included. 1/2 hour rate: $25 for members and $45 for non-members. Call the Center to make your appointment. Gift cards available. Cancellation Policy: To cancel a massage, please call 615-376-0102 at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise, you will be charged

Weight Watchers Meetings at Martin Tuesday mornings at 8:30 Martin Center members with I.D. pay $30 joining fee week one (unless there is a joining special). Martin Center members with I.D. receive $2.00 off the weekly meeting fee, after week one no additional discounts are available. (i.e. LTM and senior citizens). These discounts are only available at The Martin Center.


Continuing Education Decorating and Dessert Decorating 101 and beyond

Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 Jill Martin, ASHSR, owner of Homes Designed To Sell is a local home stager and interior decorator. Jill will show easy and impressive ways to decorate your home for the holidays. Be sure and bring your favorite beverage and enjoy dessert as we learn holiday tips. Reservations required.

Beaded Bookmarks Give your time for a great cause

Thursday, November 21 at 1:00 Instructor: Sherry Armstrong Sherry wants to ask you to volunteer your time to help make beaded bookmarks for the Center to sell. All you need to do is donate an hour of your time to help the Martin Center raise funds that will directly benefit our Center and our members. This beaded bookmark craft is easy and fun to make and you will be helping raise money for the Center. They will fit any theme just by changing the colors and shapes of the beads. The group plans to meet monthly. Supplies included. Please sign up if you can join us.

Elements of Writing 1st and 3rd Mondays at 11:00 Monday, November 4 and 18. December 2 and 16 For fiction, non-fiction and, from time to time, poetry, we discuss some aspect of character or setting. Several people read a portion of their work and receive friendly feedback from the rest of the group.

Medicare Maddness Informational Session

Wednesday, December 4 at 10:00 Medicare can be tremendously confusing and complex. It can be enough to drive someone “mad”! Who wouldn’t be confused by this process? Join us for an informational question and answer session with Desi Smith from Cigna HealthSpring. This is not a sales pitch but an opportunity to ask questions and empower your knowledge. Reservations required. Limited seating.

Pamper and Play With Kathy McFarlane

Monday, December 9 at 1:00 Back by popular demand! Kathy McFarlane will treat us to a wonderful afternoon with friends. Special guest to entertain and goodies for everyone! Limited seating. Reservations required. Cost: $5

Healthy Holiday Eating ….Really? Sponsored by Whole Foods

Tuesday, December 3 at 2:00 Is it possible to trim the tree as well as your waistline? Put our “tasty and trim” tips to the test. Learn how to keep your food tasty as well as healthy. Yes, it can be done. Reservations required.

Inclement Weather Policy In the event Williamson County schools are closed due to inclement weather, all Center programming will be cancelled.


This event was made possible by the generous support of our community

Special Thank you to: Brentwood Journal, Calvary Chapel, Curves of Cool Springs, Plaza Art, I’ve Been Framed, Michael’s of Cool Springs, The Art Connection, The Tennessean, Williamson A.M., Williamson County Arts Commission, and the wonderful Martin Center volunteers


Trips and Tours Last Vegas Monday, November 4 Aging pals Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman), and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. When Billy finally proposes to his much-younger girlfriend, all four friends go to Las Vegas to celebrate the end of Billy's longtime bachelorhood and re-live their glory days. However, the four quickly realize that the intervening decades have changed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they had not imagined. Rated: PG-13 | Sexual content and language. Reservations required. Van: $5. Leave the Center at 10:45.

Garcia’s in Franklin A different kind of Mexican Restaurant

Tuesday, November 12 at 10:45 Family owned and operated, Garcia's Mexican Restaurant specializes in serving authentic and fresh food with the very best quality. They have made it their mission to serve not only authentic Mexican food, but also a delicious high quality cuisine. They offer a variety of dishes ranging from traditional sizzling fajitas to refreshing fish tacos. Their recipes are freshly made to deliver a satisfying and unique taste. Leave the Center at 10:45. Van: $5.

Party on The Patio at Martin Wednesday, November 13 at 11:00 Let’s welcome our guests from FiftyFoward Centers. Our sister centers will join us for a tour and enjoy lunch on our beautiful patio. Let’s enjoy the beautiful outdoors, fellowship and fun. In case the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will move the party inside! Cost: $5 includes lunch.

Charming Charlie’s and Goodwill Find Your Fabulous

Wednesday, November 20 at 9:30 Charming Charlie made its debut in 2004 with one very colorful and clear mission: help every woman, everywhere, find her fabulous. They are crazy for color and live for sparkle. Why? Because they know accessories have the power to transform both your outfit and your outlook. At Charming Charlie, when it comes to accessories, they believe if it feels good, do it, and if it looks good, do it in every color it comes in. If fashion is fun, then accessories are definitely the life of the party! We will then travel to Spring Hill for lunch and visit Goodwill before heading back to the Center. Cost: $10 includes mini-bus transportation, CLD licensed driver, and door-to-door service. Reservations required

TPAC: Menopause The Musical® The hilarious celebration of Women and the Change

Saturday, November 23. Leave the Center at Noon. The hilarious show Menopause The Musical® has entertained and inspired women from coast-to-coast and internationally. Menopause The Musical® is the work of writer Jeanie Linders. This uplifting 90-minute production includes parodies from the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s. It culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing “the change”. Set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats, and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage! It is a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal! Cost: $52.00 includes transportation, parking and door-to-door service. Limited seating. Ticket sales are final. Martin Center Refund Policy The interest in our programs and activities continue to increase. Many programs require a minimum to make it cost effective or to honor the time commitment for a community volunteer presenter. When you sign up, you are responsible for putting it on your calendar. Refunds or credits are not given for any activity or event where there is a ticket or a reservation that has to be paid in advance. All activities that require a reservation for a meal or materials that will be provided will forfeit payment unless there is a waiting list and we can fill that vacancy with another member. Credits will be given only if the program is cancelled by the center.


Trips and Tours Martin Holiday Party at Green’s Grocery in Historic Leiper’s Fork Thursday, December 5. Leave the Center at 4:30. A landmark in Leiper’s Fork, Green’s Grocery will host our Martin Center holiday party. This is a unique and exclusive opportunity to travel to the beautiful countryside of Leiper’s Fork and enjoy fellowship and friendship. We will travel in comfort by Grey Line motor coach and sip a little bubbly along the way. A catered dinner will be provided by Ambrosia Catering of Nashville. Special guest appearance a VERY strong possibility. Cost: $50.00 includes transportation, gratuity, holiday dinner, and wine provided by Cool Springs Wine and Spirits. Reservations accepted only with payment. Limited seating. Menu available at front desk. Return to Martin Center by 9:00.

Toyama House Japanese Steakhouse & Hibachi Grill Tuesday, December 10. Leave the Center at 10:45. Let’s go Hibachi! Located off Old Hickory Boulevard in Nippers Corner is one of the best Japanese steakhouses in Nashville, so let’s go find out for ourselves. Enjoy your master chef’s wonderful performance at the Hibachi Grill, or order a traditional Japanese cuisine prepared with the freshest of ingredients. You may also ask for a special dish to suit your taste. Van: $4. Reservations required.

Franklin Theatre Christmas Story

Monday, December 16. Leave the Center at 10:15. The film is set in Hohman, Indiana, a fictionalized version of Shepherd's hometown of Hammond, Indiana. Nine-year-old Ralph "Ralphie" Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun with a compass in the stock, and "this thing which tells time." While using various schemes to convince his parents to get him this gift, he continually bumps into objections from others saying, "You'll shoot your eye out." When Ralphie asks his mother for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, she refuses. Join us to watch this Christmas classic at the beautiful Franklin Theatre. Van: $5.

Carrabba’s and Christmas Lights Tour Tuesday, December 17. Leave the Center at 3:45. Travel to Cool Springs for dinner at Carrabba’s. After dinner, tour Brentwood/Franklin neighborhoods for Christmas Lights Tour. As you gaze among the lights, enjoy sipping bubbly along the way. Cost: $10 includes transportation and driver. Dinner not included. Reservations required. Limited seating.

Lunch and Movie in Cool Springs Saving Mr. Banks

Friday, December 20 at 10:45 When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who had absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stopped selling and money grew short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. PG –13. Cast includes: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, and Colin Farrell. Reservations required. Van: $5.


Creative Arts Card Crusaders The Card Crusaders need you!

Monday and Wednesdays at 9:30 Join the fun each Monday and Wednesday to create beautiful Iris Folding cards to benefit the Martin Center. There is a job for everyone and proceeds from all the sales benefit our beautiful Center. If you would like more information on how you can help, please call Sherry at 615-376-0102 or email at scoss@fiftyfoward.org.

Stop and Shop at Martin Now Taking Holiday Orders Are you looking for a gift or card to send someone? The Card Crusaders now have more than 70 patterns including all occasion, holiday, wedding, birthday, thank you, and many more. So, come by and place your order early. Let them customize and design your business logo on a card. Handmade and only $4!! They are beautiful and professionally made. All sales benefit the Center.

Painting with “Winer’s” at Martin Customized Ornaments

Friday, December 13 at 2:00 Instructor: Barbara Bays Bring your favorite beverage, a relaxed attitude, and paint along with art instructor Barbara Bays. She will show you step-by-step how to paint a beautiful masterpiece that you will take home at the end of the day to hang or give as a gift. . Enjoy fellowship and fun. Cost: $10 includes supplies. Reservations accepted only with payment.

Make Your Own Canvas Portrait! Making Your Memories Into Art ~ Makes Great Gifts

Part 1: Monday, November 18 at 2:00 Instructor: Barbara Bays Bring a favorite photo whether it is your pet, family members, or friends. Sherry will scan your 8 1/2 by 11 photo and laser print a copy at the Center prior to the class. Barbara will demonstrate how you can transfer your photo onto canvas making your memory into art. You can expect an imperfect transfer. Using the imperfections are absolutely lovely! It's best to choose an image to work with that is not incredibly detailed. Each transfer is different. The more you experiment, the better!

Part 2: Tuesday, November 19 at 2:00 Put the finishing touches on your canvas to take home. Cost: $15 includes paint brush, supplies and canvas. Reservations accepted with payment.

Watercolor Exploration with Barbara Bays 6-week series begins Tuesday, November 12 through Tuesday, December 17 at 1:00 It is a “no more fear approach” to watercolor. These sessions are for those who want to continue to explore the art of watercolor. Beginners welcome. Any questions please call Barbara Bays at 414-0458. Cost: $20 for members. $40 for non-members. Reservations accepted only with payment.

Martin Members Only ~ Open Studio Watercolor, Thursdays at 1:00 Bring your brushes, pens, and paints and join us Thursday afternoons for an Open Studio day at Martin. There will be no instructor so you can share your techniques with your peers. Martin members only. Please check programming schedule for availability.


Games People Play Scrabble on Tuesdays! All of the following activities are provided for Martin members free of charge. Guests are welcome to pay a $5 fee to visit activities once. Billards Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15

Bridge Wednesdays at 9:00

Canasta Thursdays from 9:30-3:30 Bring your lunch.

Horseshoe Pit Currently open for members. Martin Members Game Days Tuesdays from 11:00 to 3:30. Fridays from 11:00 to 3:30

Poker Mondays at 10:30

Scrabble Tuesdays at 10:00

Wii Games Mondays at 1:00 Choose from a variety of games to play. Please let Sherry Coss know if you would like to facilitate a new game.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest with

Special Guest Judges Monday, December 2. Lunch at 11:30 Ugly Sweater (noun) an overly-gaudy garment that is often adorned with large appliqué or knitted cartoon-like figures and sometimes made of bad color combinations. Beading, bells, buttons, and sequins are often used to embellish the garment. There's no entrance fee, except perhaps embarrassment, and you don't even have to wear a holiday sweater. It can be anything so long as it's ugly in your eyes. Keep in mind, someone’s tacky sweater could be someone else's treasure. Join us for a guaranteed fun-filled luncheon with guest judges to crown our winner. The Nashville State Occupational Therapy students will join us again this year to spice up the competition! Reservations required, ugly sweater is not. Free for members. Visitor fee: $3.

Holiday Cookie Demonstration Sponsored by Morning Pointe of Brentwood

Wednesday, December 11 at 1:00 Recently, Mandy brought by samples of her award-winning cookie recipe. She has agreed to share her talents with our taste buds. Join us for a savory sample! Reservations required.

Bridge: The Basics and Beyond Wednesdays at 12:30 Facilitator: Bettie Dugger Let’s have fun! Join us each Wednesday for bridge lessons. Whether you are new or need to polish your game, this is for you. Please call the Center for your reservation.


Volunteer Spotlight ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Tom Cullen for the 20 hours of hard work that he put into refurbishing our wooden bench. Check it out at the front door.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our very own Vic Davis has created a new volunteer opportunity. He is working with our Living At Home Care Manager, Jennifer Broadrick, to pay visits to some of her clients. Thank you Vic for the great suggestion. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Every year United Way of Williamson County organizes a Day Of Caring. UWWC pairs a corporate partner with nonprofit agencies that receive UWWC funding. This year Nationwide Insurance was our partner. They did a great job of power-washing the outside of the building and then following behind to clean windows. A special treat came from our member, Pat Temple. Her daughter-in-law was part of the Nationwide group so Pat baked cookies and brought bottles of water for the volunteers to enjoy. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks again to the Garden Committee for the manicured beauty of the grounds. Many, many hours have gone into working on the property. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks to those volunteers that have helped ramp up for the Martin Masters Art Show. The Art Committee is comprised of Dot Small, Betsy Copley, Debbie Muck, and Barbara Bays. Volunteers have also helped prepare mailing lists and hand-addressed invitations. Thank you to Marilyn Nevens, Shirley Breece, and Bakula Trivedi. ~~~~~~~~~~~ “Just Joan” is always at your disposal. She is ready to send a card of encouragement, sympathy, or concern to any member that needs to know the Martin Center is thinking about them. Let Kathryn know and she’ll pass the info to “Just Joan.” ~~~~~~~~~~~

Inspirational Quotes Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart ~~~ Elizabeth Andrew

Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.

No one has ever become poor by giving. ~~~~~ Anne Frank

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.~~~ Mohammed Ali

Be the kind of person you want to meet.


Make Martin Your New Year’s Celebration Destination

Murder Mystery at Martin Enter a tranquil room devoid of harm…. A harmless meeting of friends….. A Shot Rings Out! Someone Screams for Help!! A Body Lays Upon The Ground!!!

You are now part of a Drama Time Murder Mystery *Audience participation adds to the hilarity and fun *Mystery transpires over dinner *Prizes awarded to guests who solve the mystery

Join us Tuesday, December 31, at 8:00p.m. Enjoy Appetizers, Cocktails, Delicious three-course dinner, Dessert and Coffee. Free Parking Countdown to midnight champagne and party favors Enjoy music by Nashville’s Koriander Band wine and beer available Reservations: Call Drama Time at 615-542-2744 For more information email: gary@dramatime.org Martin Members: $76 per person General Public: $95 per person Limited Seating. All sales are final.

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