Sewickley Village Living - November, 2019

Page 1



Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 28 / Page 13

p. 12

p. 15

p. 11

p. 10

ON-CAMPUS EVENTS Wellness...............................................................p. 3 Programs and Entertainment..........................p. 4 Calendar...............................................................p. 8 Opportunities......................................................p. 10 Meetings and Clubs...........................................p. 11 Games and Card Groups..................................p. 11 Lifelong Learning................................................p. 12 Spiritual Gatherings...........................................p. 12 Dining...................................................................p. 13

OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS Excursions............................................................p. 14 Standard Trips.....................................................p. 15


p. 13

Recreation Department:


Barley Wellness Center:


Village Living is published monthly. If you have any questions, comments or ideas on current or upcoming trips and programs, please call the Recreation Department at ext. 3906. Their office is located in the Clubhouse Lower Level. To learn more about the Wellness Center’s amenities and programs, call the Barley Wellness Center at ext. 3931. To view this publication electronically, please visit


Barley Wellness Center

412-741-1400, EXT. 3931

Located in the Star Points Building, the Barley Wellness Center offers state-of-the-art equipment, fitness classes and an indoor pool and spa. Trained staff will help you develop a personalized fitness program. Open 24 hours, with staff available Mon. - Fri., 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sat., 8 - 11:30 a.m. Pool hours: Mon. - Fri., 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Mon., Wed. and Fri., 2 - 5 p.m.; and Sat., 8 - 11:30 a.m.

Classes (All classes are free to residents.) Mon., Wed. & Fri.

Fit For Life

Tues. & Thurs.

Walking Club

11 - 11:30 a.m.

11 - 11:30 a.m.

Fit for Life targets balance, strength and flexibility to help you become stronger and more stable for a better quality of life. Location: Assembly Room

Wellness staff will warm you up and cool you down with various exercises before and after a short walk. Enjoy good music and conversation with neighbors and friends, all while contributing to a healthy, active lifestyle. Location: Assembly Room

Mon., Wed. & Fri.

Senior Yoga

11:30 a.m. - Noon

Tues. & Thurs

Claudia will guide you through a half-hour session of seated and standing yoga poses focused on strength, relaxation, balance and flexibility. Location: Assembly Room

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.


Golden Aerobics

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Designed to work your entire body, this class will benefit individuals who are looking for an active cardiovascular exercise class with intervals of strength, flexibility and range-ofmotion exercises. Location: Assembly Room

Stretching Class

Join Nikki as she guides you through gentle stretches that will improve flexibility and balance and increase range of motion, making everyday tasks easier to perform. Location: Activity Room 6

Mon., Wed. & Fri.

Water Exercise Class

10 - 10:45 a.m. This class combines aerobic conditioning, resistance training and balance exercises to improve your overall health while enjoying the beautiful pool. Location: Barley Wellness Center


PROGRAMS AND ENTERTAINMENT Village Handbells Tuesdays 3 p.m.

Activity Room 6

Would you like to ring handbells? A small ensemble for music readers meets every Tuesday. Contact Sue Garton at 412-749-9257 or with questions.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Pavarotti” (2019) Saturday, Nov. 2 7 p.m. Assembly Room

From director Ron Howard comes an intimate portrait of Luciano Pavarotti, the most beloved opera singer of all time, by interweaving Pavarotti’s genre-defining performances with revealing, never-before-seen footage. Rated PG-13 with a run time of one hour and 44 minutes.

Retirement Living Association Quarterly Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6 10 a.m. Assembly Room

This quarterly meeting will be the last one for the year and one of the most important. As a community, we will vote on the association’s leadership for the upcoming year. We will also discuss important issues affecting all the residents of retirement living. Please attend to vote and participate in your association.

Pam Braden Presents: East African Safari Wednesday, Nov. 6 7 p.m. Assembly Room


View Pam Braden’s trip to the Serengeti, Ngaruroro Crater, Selous Game Reserve, exotic Zanzibar and unbelievable Addis Abba, Ethiopia. With the aid of a very long camera lens, she was able to capture close-ups of the wildlife, including lions, hyenas, hippos and many birds, as well as daily life in underdeveloped areas in Africa.

Afternoon Movie: “12 Years A Slave” (2013) Thursday, Nov. 7 2 p.m. Social Room

The autobiography of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man who was abducted from New York state and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s, serves as the basis for this historical drama. Rated R with a run time of two hours and 14 minutes.

Veterans Day Program Thursday, Nov. 7 7 p.m. Assembly Room

This year’s Veterans Day program will honor our veterans with a musical tribute. It will include the presentation of the colors by our own resident-veteran Color Guard and the “Veterans Melody,” as well as videos of renditions of patriotic songs. The program will conclude with a special performance of the “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Coco” (2017) Saturday, Nov. 9 7 p.m. Assembly Room

In Disney Pixar’s vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, an aspiring young musician named Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Héctor becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. Rated PG with a run time of one hour and 45 minutes.

MVS Writers’ Club

Monday, Nov. 11 and Nov. 25 10 a.m. Social Room

Do you have an urge to write essays, short stories or a memoir? Join your friends and neighbors who meet bi-monthly and take turns reading from their creations. The group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Krafty Korner

Tuesday, Nov. 12 10 a.m. Social Room

Once again, Pam Braden and Karen Hammond have found a craft which they guarantee is easy! Using various colors of modeling clay, we will make ring holders and small trinket dishes by rolling pieces of clay into snakes and then combining and twisting them, with the result looking like marble. The pieces are baked in an oven and completed with a clear glaze. Join us for some creative fun!

MVS Workshop Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12 10 a.m. Activity Room 5

The MVS workshop is a non-profit club for the benefit of residents. It has a wide variety of hand and power tools, a separate “finishing room” for painting and varnishing and enough workstations for several people to work at the same time. Several members do small repair work for residents on personal items. Over the years, they have made many toys for sale in the general store and shipped toys, as a contribution, to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Erie. All are welcome to this meeting!

Bible Study

Tuesday, Nov. 12 1:30 p.m. Assembly Room

The group will study and discuss “The Stories of Genesis,” specifically Cain and Abel in Genesis 4.

Retirement Living Association Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 13 10 a.m. Social Room

All residents are always welcome to observe the Executive Committee meetings. If you want to add to the agenda, contact Bob Nichter (412-741-4329) at least two weeks before the meeting date. However, if you only want to speak about an agenda item, just let Bob know before the meeting.

Canine Companions for Independence® presented by Carolyn Hrach Wednesday, Nov. 13 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Carolyn Hrach is a puppy-raiser for Canine Companions for Independence®. She is currently raising Hawkeye, a black Labrador Retriever. Carolyn will present the mission of Canine Companions, talk about the types of assistance dogs given to people with disabilities and explain the puppy-raising program. Plus, you will have the opportunity to meet and greet Hawkeye!!

Religious Discussion Thursday, Nov. 14 1 p.m. Social Room

Watch the bulletin boards and Channel 956 for your topics of discussion!

Todd Depastino: The Road to the Civil War Thursday, Nov. 14 7 p.m. Assembly Room

John Brown’s raid threw the election of 1860 into turmoil. The Democrats split into two factions, while a new Republican Party struggled to find a suitable nominee. For Republicans, that allowed a dark horse, “everybody’s second choice,” to emerge with the nomination. Abraham Lincoln won the White House with the lowest popular vote margin in history and without a single Southern vote. Days after the election, South Carolina started its secession process and tried to convince other states to follow suit. The nation was falling apart. What would the new president do?

Singing for Wellness Friday, Nov. 15 10:15 a.m.

Star Points Assembly Room

Studies have found that singing lessens feelings of depression and loneliness. Join music therapists Nina Federico and Megan Zivic for this new group. It combines movements for posture and core strength, vocal exercises and singing popular tunes. Join your friends in personal care and skilled care for this fun and beneficial musical experience!



Dixie Doc Returns

Assembly Room

Assembly Room

Friday, Nov. 15 7 p.m.

Enjoy listening to recorded classical music on the third Friday of each month. Those who have difficulty attending off-campus concerts are especially welcome. Feel free to bring friends and a beverage. In order for this program to continue, we need help with the AV equipment from time to time; training will be provided. Contact Eleanor Howe at 412-741-0743 if interested.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh’s “most authentic Dixieland band” will play your favorite tunes, featuring Chris Fennimore (of WQED cooking show fame) on banjo and vocals, Dixie Doc on cornet, Hal Weiss on trumpet, Denny Kurzawski on clarinet, Kevin Clark on keyboard and Bob Patterson on tuba. The band has been entertaining audiences in and around the ‘Burgh since 1993. Dancing has been known to break out.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Weather Stations Installed “Keeping Up with the Joneses” in Antarctica,” presented by Saturday, Nov. 16 Mike Penn 7 p.m. Assembly Room

After moving into a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac, a married couple (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) starts to suspect that their new neighbors are undercover government agents – suspicions that are confirmed when the couple gets entangled in a case of global espionage. Rated PG-13 with a run time of one hour and 45 minutes.

Book Discussion Group Monday, Nov. 18 1 p.m. Activity Room 2

The Book Discussion Group will review and discuss “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multi-layered novel of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor and trust. It is a recipient of the National Book Award.

Medicare Updates with Chris Zappa Tuesday, Nov. 19 1 p.m. Activity Room 6

Changes happen each year, and we are fortunate that our friend Chris is returning to give updates and answer all your questions about Medicare and your personal plans. Every resident should attend this program.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Local teacher Mike Penn spent six weeks as part of a research team installing automatic weather stations all over Antarctica. He will explain details of his experience, including the medical and psychological testing to be qualified, the challenges of living in extreme Antarctic conditions, the problems of doing simple functions like eating and going to the bathroom at 50 below zero in 80 mph winds, and some of the unique characteristics of Antarctica. Mike and his team traveled by helicopter to service weather stations, avoided crevasses, lived in tents and went where no human had ever been.

Allegheny Health Network Lecture with Dr. Coppola Thursday, Nov. 21 1 p.m. Assembly Room

Dr. Coppola will discuss “What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?” Be sure to attend this lecture for some great information, as well as the famous cookies and coffee!

Afternoon Movie: “Room” (2015) Thursday, Nov. 21 2 p.m. Social Room

After being abducted, raped and imprisoned in a small windowless room, a young woman (Brie Larson) gives birth and is forced to raise her son, Jack, in the same improvised space. But after five years, Jack’s mother begins planning their escape. Rated R with a run time of one hour and 43 minutes.

Senior Bullying, presented by Pam Countouris Thursday, Nov. 21 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Research shows 10 to 20% of all senior residents, whether in retirement living, personal care or nursing care, experience some form of bullying from their peers. What are the types of bully behavior? What is the impact on staff and residents? Who are the individuals who bully? What happens if the bullying is not addressed? For answers to these questions and more, attend this program and learn what your role is in eliminating, preventing or minimizing this behavior.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Old Man & The Gun” (2018) Saturday, Nov. 23 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Based on the true-life exploits of bank robber Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), this serio-comic tale recounts his daring escape from prison at age 70 and the long string of heists preceding the bandit’s final arrest at age 78. Rated PG-13, with a run time of one hour and 33 minutes.

Mindful Discussion Round Table Sunday, Nov. 24 3 p.m. Activity Room 2

The MDR meets on the last Sunday each month for friendly conversation, pro and con, on a variety of subjects. Discussion begins promptly at 3 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

Scooter Clinic

Tuesday, Nov. 26 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Activity Room 6

The representative from Blackburn’s will be on campus from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Blackburn’s can make repairs and do a check-up on lift chairs and your electric mobility device. For your convenience and to eliminate waiting, please call ext. 3100 to make an appointment.

Genesis Rehab

Tuesday, Nov. 26 1 p.m. Assembly Room

Megan Dillon, occupational therapist for Genesis Rehab Services, will discuss low vision and adaptations to make you successful with your activities of daily living.

Zaffiro Trio

Tuesday, Nov. 26 7 p.m. Assembly Room

The Zaffiro Trio (piano, cello and clarinet) will be performing music of the masters: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, plus a work commissioned for them. They have been performing concerts in Western Pennsylvania since their founding in 2016. All members are on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh.

Poetry Group Last Friday of each month Nov. 29 1 p.m.

Activity Room 5

Bill Moyers calls poetry “The Language of Life.” Many of your friends and neighbors share a love of poetry, and they would like you to join them!

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Mouse Hunt” (1997) Saturday, Nov. 30 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Two down-on-their-luck brothers inherit a run-down mansion that turns out to be worth millions. They can sell it and pocket a fortune, but first they have to evict its diminutive tenant: a mouse with no intention of leaving. Rated PG with a run time of one hour and 38 minutes.




CALENDAR KEY Off Campus Excursions Standard Trips Other AR

Assembly Room


Activity Room 2


Activity Room 5


Activity Room 6


Clubhouse Great Room


Clubhouse Library


Clubhouse Patio


Card Room

MR Meditation Room SP

Star Points Assembly Room


Social Room Clubhouse








11 a.m. Worship Service (AR)

9:45 a.m. Super Walmart, Moon 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 3 p.m. Rosary (MR) 4 p.m. Lifelong Learning (A5)

8:30 a.m. Golden Aerobics (AR) 9:50 a.m. Quaker Village 10 a.m. Hand & Foot Card Game (CR) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mid-term Election Shuttle 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Village Handbells (A6)




11 a.m. Worship Service (AR)

9:45 a.m. Mall at Robinson 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 10 a.m. Writers’ Club (SR) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 3 p.m. Rosary (MR) 4 p.m. Lifelong Learning (A5)

8:30 a.m. Golden Aerobics (AR) 9:50 a.m. Quaker Village Shopping Center 10 a.m. Hand & Foot Card Game (CR) 10 a.m. Workshop Meeting (A5) 10 a.m. Krafty Korner (SR) 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 1:30 p.m. Bible Study (AR) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Village Handbells (A6)




11 a.m. Worship Service (AR) 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Concert Revolution: The Music of the Beatles – A Symphonic Experience

9:45 a.m. Target at Mt. Nebo 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 1 p.m. Book Discussion Group (A2) 3 p.m. Rosary (MR) 4 p.m. Lifelong Learning (A5)

8:30 a.m. Golden Aerobics (AR) 9:50 a.m. Quaker Village Shopping Center 10 a.m. Hand & Foot Card Game (CR) 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1 p.m. Medicare Updates with Chris Zappa (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Village Handbells (A6) 7 p.m. Dixie Doc Returns (AR)




11 a.m. Worship Service (AR) 3 p.m. Mindful Discussion Round Table (A2)

9:45 a.m. Beaver Valley Mall 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 10 a.m. Writers’ Club (SR) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 3 p.m. Rosary (MR) 4 p.m. Lifelong Learning (A5)

8:30 a.m. Golden Aerobics (AR) 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Scooter Clinic (A6) 9:50 a.m. Quaker Village Shopping Center 10 a.m. Hand & Foot Card Game (CR) 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1 p.m. Genesis Rehab (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Village Handbells (A6) 7 p.m. Zaffiro Trio (AR)


THURSDAY This calendar does not list all occurring events. For a full list, please review the rest of the publication.





9 a.m. Int. Mahjong (CR) 9:15 a.m. Village of Sewickley and Sewickley YMCA 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 6:30 p.m. River City Brass

1 p.m. PLARN (SR) 7 p.m. Saturday Night at the Movies: “Pavarotti” (AR)





10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 10 a.m. RLA Meeting (AR) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 7 p.m. Pam Braden Presents: East African Safari (AR)

9:50 a.m. Quaker Village Shopping Center 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 11 a.m. Mass (SR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 2 p.m. Afternoon Movie: “12 Years A Slave” (SR) 7 p.m. Veterans Day Program (AR)

9 a.m. Int. Mahjong (CR) 9:15 a.m. Village of Sewickley and Sewickley YMCA 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR)

1 p.m. PLARN (SR) 7 p.m. Saturday Night at the Movies: “Coco” (AR)





10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 10 a.m. RLA Exec. Meeting (SR) 10:30 a.m. Lunch Trip to the Century Inn on Scenery Hill 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 7 p.m. Canine Companions for Independence® presented by Carolyn Hrach

9:50 a.m. Quaker Village Shopping Center 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 11 a.m. Mass (SR) 1 p.m. Religious Discussion (SR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 7 p.m. Todd Depastino: The Road to the Civil War (AR)

9 a.m. Int. Mahjong (CR) 9:15 a.m. Village of Sewickley and Sewickley YMCA 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 10:15 a.m. Singing for Wellness (SP) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 1:30 p.m. World Vision Volunteering 7 p.m. Friday Evening Classics (AR)

1 p.m. PLARN (SR) 7 p.m. Saturday Night at the Movies: “Keeping Up with the Joneses” (AR)





9:30 a.m. Tour at the Andy Warhol Museum: Revelation 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 1:30 p.m. Mass (SP) 7 p.m. “Weather Stations Installed in Antarctica,” presented by Mike Penn (AR)

9:50 a.m. Quaker Village Shopping Center 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 11 a.m. Mass (SR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 1 p.m. AHN Lecture (AR) 2 p.m. Afternoon Movie: “Room” (SR) 7 p.m. Senior Bullying, presented by Pam Countouris (AR)

9 a.m. Int. Mahjong (CR) 9:15 a.m. Village of Sewickley and Sewickley YMCA 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR)

1 p.m. PLARN (SR) 7 p.m. Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Old Man & The Gun” (AR)







10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 6:30 p.m. “Les Miserables” at the Benedum

9 a.m. Int. Mahjong (CR) 1 p.m. Poetry Group (A5) 7:30 p.m. Jazz Matazz (A2)

8:30 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast 1 p.m. PLARN (SR) 7 p.m. Saturday Night at the Movies: “Mouse Hunt” (AR)


On the third Friday of each month for the past few years, a group of residents have been departing at 1 p.m. and traveling a short distance together in a vehicle (provided) to the Global Distribution Center of World Vision (opposite our campus on Deer Run Road) where “volunteers are integral to its mission.” There, World Vision volunteer coordinator Laura Kennedy shows what corporate-donated products (usually all manner of apparel) are to be sorted, categorized and boxed for domestic and international distribution. Volunteers sit and stand at big tables with large, wire crates of unsorted merchandise close by and “work” (and chat) at their own speeds for one to two hours, depending on how they feel or how much there is to do. When they feel they’ve had enough, they return to the clubhouse and look forward to the next third Friday of the month! World Vision tells us “our volunteer efforts serve the world’s poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries. By volunteering, we are aiding communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling


the causes of poverty and injustice.” Television media frequently depicts World Vision personnel in the midst of disaster areas worldwide, such as the Nepal earthquake, hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, etc. Masonic Village coordinators David Nimick and Linda Kable would welcome anyone who thinks he/she might like to “give it a try” on Friday, Nov. 15, or any 3rd Friday following. If you have questions or would like to join the fun, please contact David at 412-7493885 or, or Linda at 412-741-8696 or

Project Linus Work Group, Card Room

Tuesdays 10 a.m.

“Paint and Schmooze,” Art Studio

Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.

Paint, watch art videos, draw or color while chatting with like-minded friends in one of the area’s best-equipped studios. Making Art, Art Studio Paint, draw, color and doodle during this informal, therapeutic opportunity to expand your ability to express yourself, supplemented by videos, a large art library and occasional classes.

Tuesdays 3 p.m.

Village Handbells, Activity Room 6

Thursdays 9:30 a.m.

Masonic Ringers, Social Room

Saturdays 1 p.m.

PLARN Group, Social Room PLARN (plastic yarn) is made from clean plastic bags (donated by residents) and used to make sleeping mats which go to local homeless individuals. Any help is appreciated!

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 p.m.

BYOB Social Hour, Social Room

Last Sunday 3 p.m.

Mindful Discussion Group, Activity Room 2

Third Monday 1 p.m.

Book Discussion, Activity Room 2

Second and Fourth Monday 10 a.m.

Writers’ Club, Social Room

Second Wednesday 10 a.m.

RLA Executive Board Meeting, Social Room

Third Friday 1:15 p.m.

World Vision Volunteering

Last Friday 1 p.m.

Poetry Group, Activity Room 5

Last Friday 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Matazz, Activity Room 2



Mondays 1:30 p.m.

Sundays 1:30 p.m.

Dominoes, Social Room

Mondays 7 p.m.

Master Masons Bingo, Assembly Room

Tuesdays 10 a.m.

Hand & Foot Card Game, Card Room

Tuesdays 3 p.m.

Beginning Mahjong, Card Room

Wednesdays 1 p.m.

Bridge Group, Card Room

Wednesdays 2 p.m.

Ping Pong, Activity Room 6

Wednesdays 6 p.m.

The JS Poker Club, Social Room

Wednesdays 7 p.m.

Scrabble, Card Room

Thursdays 1 p.m.

Billiards For Everyone, Recreation Room

Thursdays 1 p.m.

Pinochle, Card Room

Thursdays 1 p.m.

500, Card Room

Thursdays 7 p.m.

Sequence, Card Room

Fridays 9 a.m.

Intermediate Mahjong, Card Room

Fridays 1:30 p.m.

Skip Bo, Social Room

Fridays 7 p.m.

500, Card Room

Fridays 7 p.m.

Tripoly, Social Room

First and Third Friday 1 p.m.

Duplicate Bridge, Card Room


LIFELONG LEARNING Music as a Mirror of History - Part 4

In Music as a Mirror of History, Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg, of San Francisco Performances, returns with a fascinating and provocative premise: Despite the abstractness and the universality of music — and our habit of listening to it divorced from any historical context — music is a “mirror” of the historical setting in which it was created. Indeed, certain works of music do not just mirror the general spirit of their time and place, but can even explicitly evoke specific historical events. As Professor Greenberg demonstrates in this course, music carries a rich spectrum of social, cultural, historical and philosophical information, all grounded in the life and experience of the composer — if you’re aware of what you’re listening to. In these lectures, you’ll explore how composers convey such explicit information, evoking specific states of mind and giving voice to communal emotions, all colored by their own personal experience. Music lovers and history enthusiasts alike will be enthralled by this exploration of how momentous compositions have responded to — and inspired — pivotal events. Nov. 4 – Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor Op. 25

Mondays, 4 p.m., Activity Room 5

The History of Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

“All battles are in some degree … disasters.” These words by military historian John Keegan are true in that military conflicts inevitably involve death and destruction. Yet despite their tragic cost, many battles are regarded as great triumphs, while others are nearly universally declared blunders. What qualifies such battles for special condemnation, or inquiry, for that matter? Why focus on failure at all? Perhaps above all else, it is the element of avoidability that makes these catastrophes so worthy of exploration. Military history often highlights success and suggests a sense of inevitability about victory, but there is so much that can be learned from studying failure, particularly when it’s unexpected. From how the arc of history was altered by the outcome of these battles to how such mistakes could have been avoided to how they might be circumvented in the future, there are numerous important lessons to be gleaned. You may even consider how the world might be different if these egregious errors had not occurred. Nov. 11 - Petersburg: Union Digs Its Own Grave, 1864 Syracuse: Athens Second Front, 413 BC Nov. 18 - Red Cliffs: Cao Cao’s Bad Day, 208 AD Fourth Crusade: Byzentium Betrayed, 1204 Nov. 25 - Coutrai: Knights vs. Shopkeepers, 1302 Cartegena: High Walls, Short Ladders, 1741



Sundays 11 a.m. Mondays 3 p.m. Second Tuesday 1:30 p.m. Third Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Thursdays 11 a.m. Second Thursday 1 p.m.

Worship Service, led by Rev. Tim Reichard, Assembly Room Rosary, Meditation Room, Building 5 Bible Study with Barry Lewis, Assembly Room Mass, led by St. Mary’s volunteers, Star Points Assembly Room Mass, led by Father Matthew Tosello, Social Room Religious discussion; topics and leaders vary, Social Room

Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 28

Clubhouse Dining Room, Grill Room

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Enjoy classic roast turkey, perfect buttery mashed potatoes, best-ever giblet gravy, cranberry relish and pumpkin pie at a Thanksgiving feast that’s both traditional and tasty. Call ext. 3912 for reservations.

Dining Pies From the Hearth:

Spinach Artichoke Pizza Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Eat in or take out November’s pizza special: Our in-house made dough is covered with garlic infused oil and a four-cheese blend and topped with spinach and marinated artichoke hearts. Personal – 8” $4.95. Regular — 13” $6.95. Drink included. Call ext. 3912 for carryout.



Drink Special:

Pumpkin Pie Martini The Pub


3:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m)

Take the frost off the pumpkin with November’s super cocktail special. $4.





You may register for the excursions and programs indicated by calling: 412-741-1400, ext. 3901. Leave a message stating what you are registering for. This line is only for leaving messages; there will be no call back.

River City Brass: Red, White ‘N Bluegrass Friday, Nov. 1

6:30 p.m. Cost: Your ticket and transportation

Come celebrate America with a star-spangled concert of epic proportions. This program mixes patriotic fare like “America the Beautiful” and “Armed Forces Salute” with bluegrass anthems like “I’ll Fly Away” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” This concert is sure to delight every Yankee doodle dandy in attendance! You can purchase your tickets by calling 412-434-7222. Call the registration line to reserve your seat on the bus.

Mid-term Election Tuesday, Nov. 5 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: Free

The MVS shuttle will be taking residents back and forth from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to the Aleppo Township building so that all can vote. Your vote counts!

Lunch Trip to the Century Inn on Scenery Hill Wednesday, Nov. 13 10:30 a.m. Cost: Your meal

With a humble frontier beginning in 1794, through two centuries of generous hospitality, the noble Century Inn has welcomed both stagecoach and modern-day visitors with fine dining and comfortable lodging. As the oldest continuously operating Inn on the National Road, Century Inn has hosted many famous visitors including Andrew Jackson, the Marquis de LaFayette, Henry Clay, James K. Polk and Mexican General Santa Anna. Call the registration line by Nov. 8 to make your reservation!

World Vision Volunteering Friday, Nov. 15 14

1 p.m. Cost: Free

Register for complimentary transportation to World Vision by calling the registration phone line.

Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Concert Revolution: The Music of the Beatles – A Symphonic Experience Sunday, Nov. 17

1:30 p.m. Cost: Your ticket and transportation

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ greatest album, “Abbey Road,” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Revolution: The Music of the Beatles – A Symphonic Experience features new arrangements of “Come Together,” “Because,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Hey Jude” and many more hits from their catalogue, plus hundreds of rare and unseen photos of the Fab Four! Call the registration line to reserve your seat on the bus.

Tour at the Andy Warhol Museum: Revelation Wednesday, Nov. 20 9:30 a.m. Cost: $10

Andy Warhol: Revelation is the first exhibition to comprehensively examine the pop artist’s complex Catholic Faith in relation to his artistic production. While his monumental crosses and depictions of Christ directly reference biblical stories, this exhibition will also explore his coded depictions of spirituality, such as an unfinished film reel depicting the setting sun. Born in Pittsburgh to a devout Byzantine Catholic family, Warhol grew up attending multiple weekly services at his local church with his mother, Julia Warhola. In the Warhola family’s Carpatho-Rusyn neighborhood, life revolved around the church community, and the young artist was deeply impacted from this environment. The exhibition will trace the influence of his religious roots in Pittsburgh to his pop career in New York City. Bring Karen Hammond $10 by Nov. 15 for your ticket to this amazingly unusual exhibit!

STANDARD TRIPS (NO PRE-REGISTRATION) There is no need to pre-register for any of the Standard Trips






Nov. 4 – Super Walmart, Moon Nov. 11 – Mall at Robinson Nov. 18 – Target at Mt. Nebo Nov. 25 – Beaver Valley Mall

9:45 a.m. depart from Clubhouse

12:15 p.m. depart from destination to return to MVS

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Quaker Village Shopping Center

9:50 a.m. depart from Clubhouse

Leave QV at noon to return to MVS


Village of Sewickley and Sewickley YMCA

9:15 a.m. depart from Clubhouse

11:15 a.m. leave Sewickley YMCA to return to MVS


Various Churches in Sewickley

TBD each season

TBD each season

“Les Misérables” at the Benedum Wednesday, Nov. 27

Fellowship Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 30

6:30 p.m. Cost: $70 (complimentary transportation) Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, “Les Misérables,” with glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls it “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five-star hit, astonishingly powerful.” See Karen Hammond to get your ticket!

Moderate Walking

8:30 a.m. Cost: $7 payable upon admission

Travel to the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center for a delicious breakfast - all are welcome! Sign up through the phone line by noon on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Moderate Walking

Extensive Walking


ENJOY LIFE YOUR WAY Our caring communities and services assist individuals, families and children in realizing their potential and enjoying the highest possible quality of life through the traditions of Freemasonry.

1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA | 412-741-1400 | | Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram