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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

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Recreation Department:

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Barley Wellness Center:

3931

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 MasonicVillages.org/news.


WELLNESS

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.

Tuesdays

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 for 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

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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 suegarton@gmail.com with questions.

Ring Pittsburgh Christmas Concert Sun., Dec. 1 4 p.m.

Assembly Room

Come celebrate the holidays with Ring Pittsburgh, an auditioned community of skilled handbell musicians who educate and entertain audiences across southwestern Pennsylvania. They’ll play a selection of popular and traditional Christmas selections. Back by popular demand is our own Sue Garton with some Christmas surprises, too. You’re sure to hear some of your favorites!

Cocktails With Santa Wed., Dec. 4 7 p.m. Great Room

What a wonderful way to start the holiday season – hangin’ with “The Big Guy!” Come for Pete’s specialty cocktail, loads of great fellowship and conversation. Enjoy music from “Keys to Your Heart,” a wonderful mix of piano, ukulele and clarinet. Wonder who Santa’s Helper will be this year?

Afternoon Movie: “Jingle All The Way” (1996)  Thurs., Dec. 5  2 p.m. Social Room

A desperate dad (Arnold Schwarzenegger) must match wits with a sleazy Santa (Jim Belushi), a stressed-out mailman (Sinbad) and a horde of parents to procure a hot new toy on Christmas Eve. And since disappointing his son isn’t an option, he’s determined to get it by any means possible. Rated PG; 89 minutes.

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Saturday Night at the Movies: “Four Christmases” (2008)  Sat., Dec. 7 7 p.m.

Assembly Room

Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon teams up with Vince Vaughn in this romantic comedy about a dating couple forced to spend their first Christmas together visiting each of their four divorced parents - in a single day. Rated PG-13; 88 minutes.

Bible Study

Tues., Dec. 10 1:30 p.m. Assembly Room

The group will study and discuss Genesis 11:1-9, the Tower of Babel story.

Merrymakers Holiday Program Tues., Dec. 10 7 p.m. Assembly Room 

Happy holiday music will fill the assembly room – including many favorites for you to sing along or get up and dance to with your favorite partner or friend! This group has been here many times, and always puts on a great show.

RLA Executive Committee Meeting Wed., Dec. 11 10 a.m. Social Room

All residents are always welcome to observe the Executive Committee meetings. This month’s meeting will be a very brief “end of year” business meeting. If you have any topics that need to be discussed, please call Bob Nichter at 412-741-4329


Tom Roberts Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Wed., Dec. 11 7 p.m. Assembly Room

The Flying Guaraldi Brothers, Tom Roberts and Dave Klug bring you the music from the “Peanuts” holiday specials. With Tom on piano and Dave on percussion, it promises to be a spectacular evening!

Religious Discussion Thurs., Dec. 12 1 p.m. Social Room

The topic is “Raising Kids Without The Concept of Sin” led by Rev. Kotoku.

Community Band South’s “Annual Holiday Concert” Thurs., Dec. 12 7 p.m. Assembly Room

A full orchestra playing some of the old favorites and new holiday music - what more could you ask for? Come support the familiar faces onstage!

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Surviving Christmas” (2004)  Sat., Dec. 14 7 p.m.

Assembly Room

Facing the prospect of spending Christmas alone, a self-absorbed millionaire (Ben Affleck) returns to his childhood home to recapture the magic of his past. When he finds the house occupied by a new family, he offers them a tidy sum to pretend to be his kinfolk. Rated PG-13; 91 minutes.

Book Discussion Group Monday, Dec. 16 1 p.m. Activity Room 2

At the December meeting, the regular members will vote on the books to be read in April, May, June, July and September. Send all your recommendations to Mary Ann by Dec. 1. After the voting, we will have our annual Christmas goodies and lots of laughter and fun.

The Children’s Christmas Tues., Dec. 17 10 a.m. Great Room

When the children from the Bright Horizons Child Care Center in the Star Points Building come to sit on Santa’s lap and receive the gifts donated by retirement living residents, the magic of the moment is priceless. Watch your mailbox for more information on getting involved, and be in the great room to enjoy the sweet experience!

Masonic Ringers Christmas Concert Wed., Dec. 18 4:30 p.m. Great Room

Stop by to enjoy some Christmas music from the Masonic Ringers to enhance the season.

Todd Depastino: The Road To The Civil War Wed., Dec. 18 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Secession Winter — that four months between Lincoln’s election and inauguration — saw seven states leave the Union. Was it legal to secede? Legal opinion was split then, as it is now. Lincoln didn’t think it was, but he also believed he had no authority to force the states back into the Union. Then, he decided to resupply Fort Sumpter, one of the only federal properties in the South not taken over by the Confederate States. That was the trigger. The first shots were fired, and the two sides were suddenly at war. How did North and South stack up in the coming showdown? Come hear about the different advantages each side enjoyed.

Allegheny Health Network Lecture with Dr. Coppola Thurs., Dec. 19 1 p.m. Assembly Room

Dr. Coppola will discuss, “What Will Medicare Be Like Next Year?” Cookies and coffee will be provided.

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PROGRAMS AND ENTERTAINMENT Afternoon Movie: “Babes In Toyland” (1961) 

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Lady in the Lake” (1947)

Social Room

Assembly Room

Thurs., Dec. 19 2 p.m.

Composer Victor Herbert’s operetta comes alive in this 1961 fantasy. When Mary Contrary’s (Annette Funicello) fiancé, Tom Piper (Tommy Sands), is abducted by a pair of goons (Henry Calvin and Gene Sheldon), it seems that dastardly Mr. Barnaby (Ray Bolger) - who covets Mary and her inheritance - dispatched the thugs to get Tom out of the picture. When the dim-bulb duo doublecrosses the boss, it sets off a search for Tom and a slew of comical chases. Rated G; 105 minutes.

Coraopolis United Methodist Church Christmas Cantata Thurs., Dec. 19 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Sit back and enjoy the Coraopolis United Methodist Church’s performance of “Once Upon a Night,” a beautiful cantata about the events leading up to Christ’s birth. Narrated by the writer of the gospel of Luke, it reveals the real human emotions of the story: Zechariah’s struggle and unbelief, Mary’s innocent faith, the shepherds’ exuberance and Simeon’s quiet joy.

Friday Evening Classics Fri., Dec. 20 7 p.m.

Assembly Room

These hour-length programs provide residents an opportunity to listen to recorded classical music on the third Friday of the month. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The series will feature a variety of classical composers, styles, and nationalities. Feel free to bring friends and a beverage of choice and to suggest a piece for a future program. In order for these programs to continue, we need someone to help with the AV equipment from time to time; training will be provided. Please contact Eleanor Howe at 412.741.0743 if you are interested and available on some third Fridays of the month.

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Sat., Dec. 21 7 p.m.

In this inventively filmed detective story based on the Raymond Chandler novel, Philip Marlowe (Robert Montgomery) solves an entire mystery from the camera’s point of view; when Marlowe takes a punch, the audience feels the hit. The story follows Marlowe as he tries to track down a publisher’s missing wife. Audrey Totter plays the femme fatale who slinks into his office to hire him for the job. Not rated; 103 minutes.

Afternoon Movie: “Pete’s Dragon” (2016)  Thurs., Dec. 26 2 p.m. Social Room

When a mysterious 10-year-old boy, Pete (Oakes Fegley), turns up claiming to live in the woods with a giant green dragon, it’s up to forest ranger Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) and her daughter, Natalie (Ooona Laurence), to learn where the boy came from, where he belongs and the truth about this magical dragon. Rated PG; 103 minutes.

Jazz Matazz Fri., Dec. 27 7:30 p.m.

Activity Room 2

Come relax with your friends and neighbors while appreciating some fine music.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “The BFG” (2016)  Sat., Dec. 28 7 p.m.

Assembly Room

Roald Dahl’s spooky children’s book is transformed into a family-friendly fantasy where Sophie, a young orphan (Ruby Barnhill), meets a colossus called the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Ryland) who’s exiled from his peers for


Coraopolis United Methodist Church Christmas Cantata Thurs., Dec. 19 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Sit back and enjoy the Coraopolis United Methodist Church’s performance of “Once Upon a Night,” a beautiful cantata about the events leading up to Christ’s birth. Narrated by the writer of the gospel of Luke, it reveals the real human emotions of the story : Zechariah’s struggle and unbelief, Mary’s innocent faith, the shepherds’ exuberance and Simeon’s quiet joy.

refusing to eat children. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

waiting, please call ext. 3100 to make an appointment.

Mindful Discussion Round Table

New Year’s Eve Party

Sun., Dec. 29 3 p.m. Activity Room 2

The MDR meets on the last Sunday each month from 3 - 5 p.m. for friendly conversation on a wide range of current subjects.

Tues., Dec. 31 9 p.m. Assembly Room

Watch your mailbox for more details about this exciting evening!

Scooter Clinic Tues., Dec. 31 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Activity Room 6

Blackburn’s will be on campus from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. to make repairs and do checkups on lift chairs and electric mobility devices. For your convenience and to eliminate

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calendar

DECEMBER 2019

SUNDAY

Standard Trips Other AR

Assembly Room

A2

Activity Room 2

A5

Activity Room 5

A6

Activity Room 6

GR

Clubhouse Great Room

CL

Clubhouse Library

CP

Clubhouse Patio

CR

Card Room

MR Meditation Room SP

Star Points Assembly Room

SR

Social Room Clubhouse

TUESDAY

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2

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11 a.m. Worship Service (AR) 4 p.m. Ring Pittsburgh Christmas Concert (AR)

9:45 a.m. Aldi at Northway 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) 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Village Handbells (A6)

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11 a.m. Worship Service (AR) 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; “A Great Program from Start to Finnish”

9:45 a.m. Ross Park Mall 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) 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) 7 p.m. Merrymakers Holiday Program (AR)

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11 a.m. Worship Service (AR) 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Highmark Holiday Pops

9:45 a.m. Super Walmart, 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) 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) 10 a.m. The Children’s Christmas (GR) 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Village Handbells (A6)

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11 a.m. Worship Service (AR)

9:45 a.m. Mall at Robinson 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 Shopping Center 10 a.m. Hand & Foot Card Game (CR) 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Village Handbells (A6)

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

9:45 a.m. Target, Mt. Nebo Pointe 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) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Village Handbells (A6) 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve Party

CALENDAR KEY Off Campus Excursions

MONDAY


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 7 p.m. Cocktails with Santa (GR)

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: “Jingle All the Way” (SR)

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: “Four Christmases” (AR)

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10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 10 a.m. RLA Exec. Meeting (SR) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 7 p.m. Tom Roberts Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (AR)

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. Community Band South’s Annual Holiday Concert (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. Tea at the Johnston House 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: “Surviving Christmas” (AR)

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10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 10 a.m. Peoples Gas Holiday Market 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 1:30 p.m. Mass (SP) 4:30 p.m. Masonic Ringers Concert (GR) 7 p.m. Todd Depastino: The Road to the Civil War (AR)

9:50 a.m. Quaker Village Shopping Center 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 11 a.m. Mass (SR) 1 p.m. AHN Lecture (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 2 p.m. Afternoon Movie: “Babes in Toyland” (SR) 7 p.m. Coraopolis Methodist Church Christmas Cantata (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. World Vision 7 p.m. Friday Evening Classics (AR)

1 p.m. PLARN (SR) 7 p.m. Saturday Night at the Movies: “Lady In The Lake” (AR)

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Merry Christmas!

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: “Pete’s Dragon” (SR)

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. Christmas Lights at Night 7:30 p.m. Jazz Matazz (A2)

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

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

NOTES


OPPORTUNITIES

A Message from Wellness The holiday season is here! Time to visit with family and friends and enjoy all of the unhealthy snacks provided. Why not be proactive and join an exercise class now? This will help fend off any unwanted weight gain during the season. The Water Exercise class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. The Stretching class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in Activity Room 6. The Golden Aerobics class meets Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Room. Start a New Year’s resolution now (cookies are delicious but being healthy is awesome)!

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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.

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 p.m.

World Vision Volunteering

Last Friday 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Matazz, Activity Room 2

GAMES AND CARD GROUPS

MEETINGS AND CLUBS

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

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LIFELONG LEARNING

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.” Military historian John Keegan’s words 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, the element of avoidability makes these catastrophes so worthy of exploration. Military history often highlights success and suggests a sense of inevitability about victory, but we can learn so much from studying failure, particularly when it’s unexpected. From how the arc of history was altered by the outcome of these battles or how such mistakes could have been avoided, to how they might be circumvented in the future, there are numerous important lessons. Consider how the world might be different if these egregious errors had not occurred. Dec. 2 – Russia: Napoleon Retreats in the Snow 1812 Crimea: Charge of the Light Brigade 1854 Dec. 9 – Greasy Grass: Custer’s Last Stand 1876 Adwa: Italy’s Fiasco in Ethiopia 1896 Dec. 16 – W  orld War II: Royal Navy Goes Down 1941-42 The Great Blunders: Four Paths to Failure No classes Dec. 23 – Jan. 6

Spiritual Gatherings SPIRITUAL GATHERINGS

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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


Cocktails with Santa Wednesday, Dec. 4

Clubhouse Dining Room, Grill Room

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Santa and his helpers will be gifting everyone a glass of cheer. Featuring Troegs’ Mad Elf beer.

Dining Pies From the Hearth:

Drink Special:

Bucking Rudolf Classic Margherita Pizza The Pub Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Eat in or takeout the December pizza special: our hand-tossed dough covered with tomato sauce and slices of Italian mozzarella topped with fresh basil. Personal – 8” $4.95. Regular — 13” $6.95. Drink included. Call ext. 3912 for carryout.

DINING

3912

Monday-Saturday

3:30 – 7:30 p.m. (open 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Christmas Day.)

“Christmastime has come and it’s time to have some fun” with December’s super special cocktail, “Bucking Rudolf.” $4.

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EXCURSIONS

REGISTRATION LINE

3901

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: Christmas Brasstacular Fri., Dec. 6

Tea at the Johnston House Fri., Dec. 13 10:15 a.m.  Cost: $35



6:30 p.m. Cost: Your ticket + travel

Over the years, the Christmas Brasstacular has become a holiday tradition for many Southwestern Pennsylvania families. Christmas magic comes alive in a program featuring Christmas carols, holiday movie music, classic songs and collaborations with local choirs. Come find out why the readers of Trib Total Media have named River City Brass the ‘Best Family Entertainment in the City’ two years in a row. Purchase your tickets by calling 412-4347222. Call the registration line to reserve your seat on the bus.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: “A Great Program from Start to Finnish”

Nielsen: “Helios Overture” - PSO Premiere Mozart: “Violin Concerto No. 2” Thomas Adès: Violin Concerto, “Concentric Paths” - PSO Premiere Sibelius: “Symphony No. 3” - PSO Premiere

Sun., Dec. 8





The Johnston House in Mars, PA started in 1987 as a three-story home showcasing fine furnishings, exquisite linens, home accessories and fine gifts. In 1994, they added their first tea room. Customers loved the lavish decor, extensive floral arrangements and beautiful setting for afternoon tea. You will sit on Chiavari chairs at tables adorned with fine linen and dine on delectable delights served on bone china. They feature housemade seasonal quiches, tarts, delicious scones and scrumptious desserts. Limited seating - pay Karen $35 by Dec. 10 to reserve yours!

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Highmark Holiday Pops Sun., Dec. 15



1:30 p.m.  Cost: Your ticket + travel

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Deck the halls with boughs of holly – and all your favorite holiday music! Experience Pittsburgh’s holiday tradition with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Broadway star Ashley Brown and Santa Claus. Call

the reservation line to reserve

your seat. 1:30 p.m. Cost: Your ticket + travel ComparetheMozartianeleganceofSibelius’third symphonytothemasterhimselfasAugustinHadelich Peoples Gas Holiday Market playsMozart’sSecondViolinConcerto,plusThomas Wed., Dec. 18  Ades’shimmering“ConcentricPaths.”Callthereservation 10 a.m.; 2 p.m. return to MVS line to reserve your seat. Cost: Your shopping and meal

Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts (or Christmas Market), the Peoples Gas Holiday Market brings a cherished European tradition to Pittsburgh. Experience a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience as you weave through the Alpine-style wooden chalets, brimming with high-quality gifts. Call the reservation line by Dec. 13 to reserve your seat.

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Moderate Walking

Moderate Walking 

Extensive Walking


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

DATE

LOCATION

PICK-UP

RETURN

Mondays

Dec. 2 – Aldi, at Northway Dec. 9 – Ross Park Mall Dec. 16 – Super Wal-Mart, Robinson Dec. 23 – Mall at Robinson Dec. 30 – Target, Mt. Nebo Pointe

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

Fridays

Village of Sewickley and Sewickley YMCA

9:15 a.m. depart from Clubhouse

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

Sunday

Various Churches in Sewickley

TBD each season

TBD each season

World Vision Volunteering

Christmas Lights at Night

1 p.m. Cost: Complimentary

6:30 p.m. Cost: Complimentary

Fri., Dec. 20



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.” On TV, we frequently see World Vision personnel in the midst of disaster areas

Fri., Dec. 27



Get one last look at the beautiful lights that make such an impact on the season – without even having to leave the bus! Call the reservation line by Dec. 23 to reserve your seat.

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