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VILLAGE FEB

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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 Every Tuesday 3 p.m. Activity Room 6

Would you like to ring handbells? Join this small ensemble for music readers. Contact Sue Garton at 412-749-9257 or suegarton56@gmail.com if you have questions.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Downton Abbey” (2019)  Saturday, Feb. 1 7 p.m. Assembly Room

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue that leaves the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Rated PG; 122 minutes.

Wednesday, Feb. 5 10 a.m. Assembly Room

Meet and greet the members of the Executive Committee at the first quarterly meeting of 2020. Executive Director Eric Gross will also give his quarterly report so you'll be up to date on the latest happenings around Masonic Village. YES, there will be donuts.

Afternoon Movie: “London Has Fallen” (2016)  Thursday, Feb. 6 2 p.m. Social Room

2020 Super Bowl Party

In this follow-up to the thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," the U.S. president (Aaron Eckhart) learns of a planned terrorist attack at the funeral of Britain's prime minister an event nearly every Western head of state will attend. Rated R; 99 minutes.

Assembly Room

Saturday Night at the Movies: “10 Cloverfield Lane” (2016) 

Sunday, Feb. 2 6:30 p.m.

Stop by the Assembly Room by 6:30 p.m. with your favorite beverage and/or snacks to see the Big Game! We are giving the RLEAC a well-deserved break from managing big events.

Movie Matinee: “Groundhog Day” (1993) Sunday, Feb. 2 5:30 p.m. The Pub

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Retirement Living Association Meeting

Enjoy cocktails along with movie snacks at the Pub during a showing of “Groundhog Day” in the Assembly Room. The movie will start at 1:30 p.m., with a 15-minute intermission featuring more cocktails and snacks. By the end, all will know if there will be “six more weeks of winter or six more weeks till spring.” Phil (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn’t predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right. Rated PG; 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Saturday, Feb. 8 7 p.m. Assembly Room

After being knocked out in an auto accident, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) awakens in a cellar with a stranger (John Goodman) who tells her he's saved her from a chemical attack that has devastated the outside world. Unsure what to believe, she decides she must escape. Rated PG-13; 105 minutes.

Writers’ Club

Monday, Feb. 10 10 a.m. Social Room

Do you write essays, short stories, memoirs or poetry? Join your friends and neighbors to take turns reading from your creations on the second and fourth Monday of each month.


Movie Matinee: “Groundhog Day” (1993) Sunday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. The Pub

Enjoy cocktails along with movie snacks at the Pub during a showing of “Groundhog Day” in the Assembly Room. The movie will start at 1:30 p.m., with a 15-minute intermission featuring more cocktails and snacks. By the end, all will know if there will be “six more weeks of winter or six more weeks till spring.” Phil (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn't predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right. Rated PG; 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Bible Study

Tuesday, Feb. 11 1:30 p.m. Assembly Room

The group will study and discuss “The Isaac Story," Genesis 21-22.

Rock Jazz Band Tuesday, Feb. 11 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Jane Gassman Gregg and her very talented friends from Slippery Rock return to serenade you with love songs and favorite jazzy tunes with guitar, sax, bass and violin. Always one of our favorite bands, the Rock Jazz will also remind you of your favorites from “back in the day.” Be sure to get in the Assembly Room in time to catch a good seat!

RLA Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12 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.

Phil Fawley Presents: Life’s Little Mysteries Wednesday, Feb. 12 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Join resident Phil Fawley as he entertains and educates you by answering questions you did not know you had, including why stem cells are so important, why vaccines are becoming less effective, how a whale can dive to depths once thought impossible and if the Sewickley Caves go under the Ohio River. Phil has spent 40 years answering these questions for his audiences. He is known for his witty, insightful, understandable answers to some amazing questions.

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PROGRAMS AND ENTERTAINMENT Religious Discussion Thursday, Feb. 13 1 p.m. Social Room

Watch the bulletin boards and Channel 956 for your discussion topics.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Lion King” (1994)  Saturday, Feb. 15 7 p.m. Assembly Room

The highest-grossing animated film of the 20th century follows Simba, a young lion cub (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick) who “just can't wait to be king.” But, his uncle (Jeremy Irons) craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing - even killing his own brother (James Earl Jones) - to get it. Rated G; 90 minutes.

Book Discussion Group Monday, Feb. 17 1 p.m. Activity Room 2

In February, this group will review and discuss “Furious Hours” by Casey Cep. The book sets one of our most beloved authors, Harper Lee of “To Kill A Mockingbird” fame, in an Alabama courtroom and then describes the years when Lee tried to write about this terrible injustice. Cep explains, as well as it is likely ever to be explained, why Lee went silent after “… Mockingbird.” It is here, in her description of another writer’s failure to write, that her book makes a magical leap from a superbly written true-crime story to the sort of story that even Lee would have been proud to write.

Music From the 60s, 70s and 80s with Vocalist John Sarkis Tuesday, Feb. 18 7 p.m. Assembly Room

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The newest member of The Skyliners, John Sarkis, steps away from the band for one night to bring you the biggest hits. As usual, you are welcome to sing along, get up and dance, or just tap your toes! This program is open to all residents and sponsored by the Master Mason’s Club.

Allegheny Health Network Lecture with Dr. Coppola Thursday, Feb. 20 1 p.m. Assembly Room

Dr. Coppola will discuss “Four Ways to Take Control of Your Health.” Be sure to attend this lecture to learn tips on healthy living and enjoy cookies and coffee!

Afternoon Movie: “Angel Has Fallen” (2019)  Thursday, Feb. 20 2 p.m. Social Room

In this second sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen,” Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is framed for the attempted assassination of the president and forced to flee from his colleagues as he races to stop terrorists from seizing control of Air Force One. Rated R; 121 minutes.

Friday Evening Classics Friday, Feb. 21 7 p.m. Assembly Room

These hour-long programs provide residents an opportunity to listen to recorded classical music. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Feel free to bring friends and a beverage of choice and to suggest a piece for a future program. In order to continue this series of programs, we need another resident volunteer to operate the AV equipment from time to time; training will be provided. Please contact Eleanor Howe at 412-741-0743 if you are interested in contributing this valuable service.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Some Like It Hot” (1959) Saturday, Feb. 22 7 p.m.

Assembly Room

When musicians Jerry (Jack Lemmon) and Joe (Tony Curtis) accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how - dressed as women. But things heat up on the road when they meet Sugar Kane Kowalczyk (Marilyn Monroe), a curvy, ukulele-playing blonde. Rated PG-13; 122 minutes.


Mindful Discussion Roundtable Sunday, Feb. 23 3 p.m. Activity Room 2

The MDR meets on the last Sunday each month, 2 – 4 p.m., for friendly conversation on a variety of subjects.

Writers’ Club

Monday, Feb. 24 10 a.m. Social Room

Do you write essays, short stories, memoirs or poetry? Join your friends and neighbors to take turns reading from your creations on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Scooter Clinic

Tuesday, Feb. 25 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Activity Room 6

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

Kevin Clark and Company Celebrate Mardi Gras Tuesday, Feb. 25 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Don your best purple, green and gold and string the colorful beads around your neck, and you are ready for Mardi Gras! Dr. Kevin and his friends will bring spectacular music authentic to the party going on down in NOLA. Don’t miss this concert!

Afternoon Movie: “Amadeus” (1984) Thursday, Feb. 27 2 p.m.

Comedy Night with Randy Riggle Thursday, Feb. 27 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Randy debuted his talent during an open mic night at the Pittsburgh Comedy Club on Feb. 2, 1982, and Groundhog Day has never been the same! His combination of innovative style, quick wit and brilliant impressions has made Randy popular with all types of audiences for many years. He currently tours the nation with three different shows. He has also written for many comedians including Jay Leno and Joan Rivers. Now, it is your turn to laugh and have a great night of fun!

Poetry Group  riday, Feb. 28  F 1 p.m.

Activity Room 5

Love poetry? Join your friends and neighbors at the poetry group.

Jazz Matazz

Friday, Feb. 28 7:30 p.m. Activity Room 2

Do you enjoy listening to jazz? Come relax with your friends and neighbors while appreciating some fine music. BYOB.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Maiden” (2018)  Saturday, Feb. 29 7 p.m. Assembly Room

In 1989, an all-female crew captained by 27-year-old Tracy Edwards entered the Whitbread Round the World Race on the yacht “Maiden.” By finishing second, the distaff sailors permanently transformed the all-male province of deep-water yacht racing. Rated PG; 122 minutes.

Social Room

Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) is a mediocre composer whose churlish young rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), wins immortality with his musical genius. Not happy to see his talent eclipsed, Salieri dons a disguise and deviously plots revenge, obsessed with muffling Mozart's maddening laughter. Rated R; 160 minutes.

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calendar

FEBRUARY 2020

SUNDAY

MONDAY

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11 a.m. Worship Service (AR) 1 p.m. Groundhog Day Movie Matinee (GR & AR) 6:30 p.m. Super Bowl 2020 (AR)

9:45 a.m. The Mall at Robinson 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 1:30 p.m. Project Linus (CR) 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. Handbells (A6)

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11 a.m. Worship Service (AR) 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops: Ultimate Showtime Extravaganza

9:45 a.m. Aldi at Northway 10 a.m. Writers’ Club (SR) 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 1:30 p.m. Project Linus (CR) 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 pm Bible Study (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 3 p.m. Handbells (A6) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 7 p.m. Rock Jazz Band

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11 a.m. Worship Service (AR) 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – True Love Takes Musical Form

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) 1:30 p.m. Project Linus (CR) 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. Handbells (A6) 7 p.m. John Starkis – Music From the 60s, 70s & 80s

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11 a.m. Worship Service (AR) 2 p.m. Mindful Discussion Roundtable (A2)

9:45 a.m. Beaver Valley Mall 10 a.m. Writers’ Club (SR) 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 1:30 p.m. Project Linus (CR) 3 p.m. Rosary (MR) 4 p.m. Lifelong Learning (A5)

8:30 a.m. Golden Aerobics (AR) 9 a.m. Scooter Clinic (A6) 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. Handbells (A6) 7 p.m. Kevin Clark & Company Celebrate Mardi Gras (AR)

CALENDAR KEY Off Campus Excursions 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


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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

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

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10 a.m. RLA Quarterly Meeting (AR) 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 2 p.m. Ping Pong (A6)

9:50 a.m. Quaker Village 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 11 a.m. Mass (SR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 2 p.m. Afternoon Movie: “London Has Fallen” (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)

1 p.m. PLARN (SR) 7 p.m. Saturday Night at the Movies: “10 Cloverfield Lane” (AR)

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9:30 a.m. Trip to Carnegie – Nat Geo’s 50 Great Photos 10 a.m. RLA Exec. Meeting (SR) 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 2 p.m. Ping Pong (A6) 7 p.m. Phil Fawley – Life’s Little Mysteries (AR)

9:50 a.m. Quaker Village 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 11 a.m. Mass (SR) 1 p.m. Religious Discussion (SR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6)

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 Lion King ” (AR)

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10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Lunch Trip to The Grand Valley Inn 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 2 p.m. Ping Pong (A6)

9:50 a.m. Quaker Village 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: “Angel has Fallen” (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) 1 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: “Some Like it Hot” (AR)

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10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 2 p.m. Ping Pong (A6) 6:30 p.m. “CATS” at the Benedum

9:50 a.m. Quaker Village 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 11 a.m. Mass (SR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 2 p.m. Afternoon Movie: “Amadeus” (SR) 7 p.m. Comedy Night With Randy Riggle

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. 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: “Maiden” (AR)


Try out a new activity this month to shake the winter blahs!

OPPORTUNITIES PING PONG “Great serve.”

“Boy, what a good volley that was.”

“You rat!”

Those are just a few of the comments you hear on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. as you approach Activity Room 6. A few of our dedicated (but not necessarily athletic) ping pong players never held a paddle before joining the group; others are reviving their abilities from younger days.

PROJECT LINUS If you knit, crochet or sew and are interested in helping seriously ill or traumatized children, Project Linus could use your help. Our group makes baby blankets and quilts for these children, and Project Linus donates these items to various organizations in the Allegheny, Washington, Butler and Westmoreland Counties: EMS units, police departments, hospitals, neonatal care units, etc. The Linus group meets every Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Card Room. Materials are provided to make these items.

Whatever skill level you might be, please come and join us for an hour of good times and a little exercise.

VILLAGE WORKSHOP The Village Workshop, a nonprofit club for the benefit of Masonic Village retirement living residents, was established in 2004. Membership grants access to the workshop facility and a wide variety of hand and power tools. There is a separate “finishing room" for painting and varnishing projects. The workshop is well-lighted, ventilated and open to members 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Workshop members have been making toys for the children at the Shriners Hospital in Erie and have a craft sale the week before Thanksgiving. For a tour of the workshop facilities or further information, contact resident Linda Kable at 412-741-8696.


Project Linus Work Group, Card Room

Mondays 1:30 p.m.

Corn Hole, Activity Room 6

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!

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 Mason’s 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.

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 p.m.

World Vision Volunteering

Fridays 1:30 p.m.

Skip Bo, Social Room

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 p.m.

BYOB Social Hour, Social Room

Last Sunday 3 p.m.

Mindful Discussion Roundtable, Activity Room 2

Third Monday 1 p.m.

Book Discussion, Activity Room 2

Fridays 7 p.m.

500, Card Room

Second and Fourth Monday 10 a.m.

Writers’ Club, Social Room

Fridays 7 p.m.

Tripoly, Social Room Duplicate Bridge, Card Room

Second Wednesday 10 a.m.

RLA Executive Board Meeting, Social Room

First and Third Friday 1 p.m.

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

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Mondays, 4 p.m., Activity Room 5

LIFELONG LEARNING “Living History: Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds” takes you back in time and throws a spotlight on two dozen turning points which irrevocably changed the tide of history. Taught by acclaimed Colgate University professor Robert Garland, these 24 dramatic lectures examine key events from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome and medieval Europe and Asia. Spanning thousands of years and three continents, this course illuminates fascinating historical dramas on the individual scale. Professor Garland takes you into the scene and allows you to hear what he calls the “heartbeat of history.” Rather than merely reviewing the facts of events such as the Battle of Marathon, the arrest and trial of Jesus and the coronation of Charlemagne, you’ll engage with a variety of firsthand accounts and authentic primary and secondary sources to experience what it was like to live these events as they occurred. From reports by historians such as Herodotus and Livy to official scrolls and administrative records, these eyewitness sources and ancient documents take you back in time through the eyes of people who were there. Feb. 3 – Jesus Under Surveillance and Arrest Muhammad’s Awakening and Escape Feb. 10 – Vladimir Smashes the Idols Urban II Unleashes the First Crusade

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SPIRITUAL GATHERINGS 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


Dining Sandwich from the Hearth: Hot Italian Sub Grill Room Mon. – Sat.

11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Eat in or take out the February sandwich special. Start with a hoagie roll then add ham, capicola, salami and mozzarella that’s married with dressinginfused shredded lettuce and tomatoes.Served “heated” with chips and imported pepperoncini on the side. $6.95. Drink included. For carryout, call ext. 3912.

DINING

3912

February Drink Special: Phil’s Hot Cocoa The Pub Mon. – Sat. 

3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Make your own prognostication with the help of February’s super-special cocktail, “Phil’s Hot Cocoa.” $4.25

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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.

Pittsburgh Symphony Pops: Ultimate Showtime Extravaganza Sunday, Feb. 9

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: True Love Takes Musical Form Sunday, Feb. 16 

The only thing better than spending an evening at a hit Broadway show is spending an evening with ALL of them. Celebrate “Les Misérables,” “Gypsy,” “Chicago,” “42nd Street,” “Hamilton” and more in one thrilling performance. To purchase a ticket, see Karen Hammond, and then sign up on the registration line for your seat on the bus.

Bring that special someone to Heinz Hall on Valentine’s weekend. Maurice Ravel set the love of “Daphnis and Chloe” to his most sensuous score. It is, in the estimation of no less than Stravinsky, “one of the most beautiful products of all French music.” And virtuoso Ray Chen returns for Sibelius’ misty “Violin Concerto.” To purchase a ticket, see Karen Hammond, and then sign up on the registration line for your seat on the bus.

1:30 p.m. Your ticket

Trip to The Carnegie Museum of Natural History: “National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs” Wednesday, Feb. 12

1:30 p.m. Your ticket

9:30 a.m. $14.95

National Geographic returns to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History with 50 extraordinary images of animals in nature. Imagine those beautiful photographs from the magazine right here, just for you! Register by giving Karen Hammond $14.95 by Feb. 7.

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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

Feb. 3 – Mall at Robinson Feb. 10 – Aldi, at Northway Feb. 17 – Target, at Mt. Nebo Pointe Shopping Center Feb. 24 – 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

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

Lunch Trip to The Grand Valley Inn Wednesday, Feb. 19 11 a.m. departure Your meal

The staff and management of The Grand Valley Inn in Fallston are pleased to offer fine dining and creative lunch and dinner features in a comfortable, casual environment. Anyone who appreciates good food and beverages will find something to enjoy on the menu. To ensure a top-rate dining experience, their kitchen is staffed with two certified chefs, and their produce is fresh and home-grown. All baking is done on the premises, including breads and desserts. To reserve your seat, call the registration line by Feb. 14.

World Vision Volunteering

“CATS” at the Benedum! Wednesday, Feb. 26 6:30 p.m. Your ticket

All of our tickets are sold out, but there is room on the bus for you. You may get your own ticket by going to www.trustarts.org or by calling 412-471-6930. Mention you are with MVS to get your group discount.

Fellowship Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 29

8:30 a.m. $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 Thursday, Feb. 26.

Friday, Feb. 21 1 p.m. Free

World Vision tells us "our volunteer efforts serve poverty-stricken 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 worldwide. 

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