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VILLAGE MARCH

2020


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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:

3906

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.) Fit For Life

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Free Activity Room 6

This class will focus on balance, strength and flexibility. Fit For Life is designed to target these areas in order to help you become strong and stable for a better quality of life.

Stretching

Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Free Activity Room 6

Join our instructor, Nikki, as she guides you through gentle stretches that will improve flexibility, balance and increase range of motion, making everyday tasks easier to perform.

Water Exercise

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 - 10:45 a.m. Free Barley Wellness Center Pool

This class combines aerobic conditioning, resistance training and balance exercises that allow you to improve your overall health while enjoying the beautiful pool.

Walking Group

Tuesday & Thursday 11 - 11:30 a.m. Free

Clubhouse Assembly Room

Our wellness staff will warm you up and cool you down with some various exercises before and after a short walk. Join neighbors and friends and enjoy good music and conversation, all while contributing to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Senior Yoga

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30 a.m. - Noon Free Activity Room 6

Experience gentle yoga with our instructor, Claudia, who will guide you through a half-hour yoga session that includes seated and standing poses that focus on strength, relaxation, balance and flexibility.

Golden Aerobics Tuesdays 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Free Assembly Room

Designed to work your entire body, this class will benefit individuals who are looking for an active cardiovascular workout with intervals of strength, flexibility and rangeof-motion exercises.

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PROGRAMS AND ENTERTAINMENT Todd DePastino – More on Lincoln and the Civil War Thursday, March 5 7 p.m. Assembly Room

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.

Clubhouse Kitchen Tour Thursday, March 5 10:30 a.m. Grill

The Clubhouse Kitchen Tour is the perfect opportunity to see how our Dining Services work from the inside out. On this walking tour, you will also be treated to an interactive pizza-making demo with samplings. Tour starts from the Clubhouse Grill Room

Afternoon Movie: “The Goldfinch” (2019)  Thursday, March 5 2 p.m. Social Room

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Theodore “Theo” Decker (Ansel Elgort) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption and even love. Through it all, he holds onto one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day: a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. Rated R; 149 minutes.

Todd DePastino – More on Lincoln and the Civil War Thursday, March 5 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Todd DePastino continues his discussion of the Civil War by comparing the grace of the Gettysburg Address with the inelegance of the Emancipation Proclamation. Both came from President Lincoln’s conflicted attitudes toward “contraband” – escaped slaves who ran to Union lines to help the war effort. At first, Lincoln ordered they be returned to their masters. Later, he realized these contrabands held the key to victory in a war that wasn’t going well for the Union. Lincoln finally accepted Emancipation “as a fit and necessary war measure” for suppressing the rebellion. In so doing, he changed the meaning of the war and the course of history.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Jack Reacher” (2012) Saturday, March 7 7 p.m. Assembly Room

When ex-military cop Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) investigates an elite sniper charged with killing five people, he teams up with a beautiful defense lawyer. They soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous catand-mouse game in this exciting thriller. Rated PG-13; 130 minutes.


Writers’ Club

Monday, March 9 10 a.m. Social Room

Do you have an urge to write essays, short stories or memoirs? Join your friends and neighbors and take turns reading from your creations. This group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Workshop Meeting Tuesday, March 10 10 a.m. Activity Room 5

The Village Workshop is a nonprofit club for the benefit of Masonic Village residents. It has a wide variety of hand and power tools, a separate “finishing room” for painting and varnishing and enough work stations for several people to work at the same time. Some members do small repair work on personal items for residents. Over the years, they’ve made many toys for sale in the general store and shipped toys, as a contribution, to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Erie. ALL are welcome to this meeting!

Bible Study

Tuesday, March 10 1:30 p.m. Assembly Room

The group will study and discuss the Story of Jacob in Genesis: 27-33.

RLA Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday, March 11 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.

Take Two: Mike Penn “Weather Stations Installed in Antarctica” Wednesday, March 11 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. Mike 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 minus 50 degrees in 80 mph wind and some of the unique characteristics of Antarctica. He will explain the United States’ presence, scientific purpose and facilities in 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.

Religious Discussion Thursday, March 12 1 p.m. Social Room

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

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Jack Reacher – Never Go Back” (2016)  Saturday, March 14 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns with his particular brand of justice in the highly anticipated sequel. When Army Major Susan Turner, who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit, is arrested for treason, Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy involving soldiers who are being killed. Rated PG-13; 118 minutes.

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PROGRAMS AND ENTERTAINMENT Book Discussion Group Monday, March 16 1 p.m. Activity Room 2

In March, this group will review and discuss “Beloved” by late author Toni Morrison. Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, “Beloved” is a towering achievement. Everyone is welcome.

Allegheny Health Network Lecture with Dr. Coppola Thursday, March 19 1 p.m. Assembly Room

Dr. Coppola will discuss “Let’s Celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” – a subject we should all care about, so be sure to attend and learn. Cookies and coffee will be served.

Afternoon Movie: Happy Hour with Double Play “Fargo” (1996)  Tuesday, March 17 5:30 p.m. Great Room

Part 1 of a wonderful evening with the music of Ireland! Patrick and Amy return to the fireplace while you have your evening cocktail or prepare to go into the dining room for a scrumptious dinner. One of our favorite duos for many years – make sure you stop by to say hello!

Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Tuesday, March 17 7 p.m. Assembly Room

The magical sound of the mandolin can be found all over the world, especially in Ireland! The orchestra returns with some Irish favorites, as well as other spectacular tunes. This very talented group returns for their third performance which promises to fill your heart and soul.

Wheel of Travel

Wednesday, March 18 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Pat Sajak: “Hint - It is a South American country.” Pam: “Can I have a P?” Pat: “Vanna, show us a P.” Come to the Assembly Room, and see where Pam takes us.

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Thursday, March 19 2 p.m. Social Room

Police chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand), a serious sleuth who’s sharper than her folksy accent suggests, is hot on the trail of a Minneapolis car dealer conspiring with two kidnappers to snatch his wife, so he can pocket part of the hefty ransom. Rated R; 98 minutes.

Friday Evening Classics Friday, March 20 7 p.m. Assembly Room

A chance to enjoy an hour of recorded classical music, this series features a variety of classical composers, styles, nationalities and instruments. Feel free to bring friends and a beverage of choice for yourself and to suggest a piece for a future program. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Another resident volunteer is needed to operate the AV equipment from time to time; training will be provided. Please contact Eleanor Howe at 412-7410743 if you are interested.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Maiden” (2019)  Saturday, March 21 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.


Writers’ Club

Monday, March 23 10 a.m. Social Room

Do you have an urge to write essays, short stories or memoirs? Join your friends and neighbors and take turns reading from your creations. This group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Afternoon Movie: “Gloria Bell” (2019)  Thursday, March 26 2 p.m. Social Room

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straitlaced office job and her nights at L.A. dance clubs. One evening, Gloria meets Arnold (John Turturro) and finds herself in a new romance that shows her love can strike at any time. Rated R; 102 minutes.

Poetry Group Last Friday of each month March 27 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.

Jazz Matazz

Friday, March 27 7:30 p.m. Activity Room 2

Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Peanut Butter Falcon” (2019)  Saturday, March 28 7 p.m. Assembly Room

Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a residential nursing home to fulfill his dream of attending the pro wrestling school of his idol, the Salt Water Redneck. On the road, Zak meets Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small-time outlaw who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together, they set out on a wild, life-changing journey and try to convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with bringing Zak back, to join them. Rated PG13; 93 minutes.

Mindful Discussion Round Table Sunday, March 29 2 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, March 31 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Activity Room 6

The representative from Blackburn’s can make repairs and do a checkup on lift chairs and your electric mobility device. For your convenience and to eliminate waiting, please call ext. 3100 to make an appointment.

Do you enjoy listening to jazz? Relax with your friends and neighbors while appreciating some fine music!

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calendar

MARCH 2020

SUNDAY

MONDAY

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11 a.m. Worship Service (AR)

11 a.m. Worship Service (AR)

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

CALENDAR KEY Off Campus Excursions

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) 1:30 p.m. Project Linus (CR) 3 p.m. Rosary (MR) 4 p.m. Lifelong Learning (A5)

9:45 a.m. Ross Park 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) 1:30 p.m. Project Linus (CR) 3 p.m. Rosary (MR) 4 p.m. Lifelong Learning (A5)

9:45 a.m. Super Walmart Robinson 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)

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

11 a.m. Worship Service (AR)

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

9:45 a.m. The 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) 1:30 p.m. Project Linus (CR) 3 p.m. Rosary (MR) 4 p.m. Lifelong Learning (A5) 9:45 a.m. Target at Mt. Nebo Pointe 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) 9:30 a.m. Hand & Foot Card Game (CR) 9:50 a.m. Quaker Village 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 2:15 p.m. NA Spring Musical 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Handbells (A6)

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

8:30 a.m. Golden Aerobics (AR) 9:30 a.m. Hand & Foot Card Game (CR) 9:50 a.m. Quaker Village 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Handbells (A6) 5:30 p.m. Double Play by the Fireplace (GR) 7 p.m. Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra (AR) 8:30 a.m. Golden Aerobics (AR) 9:30 a.m. Hand & Foot Card Game (CR) 9:50 a.m. Quaker Village 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Handbells (A6) 8:30 a.m. Golden Aerobics (AR) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Scooter Clinic (A6) 9:30 a.m. Hand & Foot Card Game (CR) 9:50 a.m. Quaker Village 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 3 p.m. Beginners Mahjong (CR) 3 p.m. Handbells (A6)


WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

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

NOTES

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) 4:15 p.m. QV Spring Musical

10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 10 a.m. RLA Exec. Meeting (SR) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11 a.m. Lunch Trip to Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 2 p.m. Ping Pong (A6) 7 p.m. Mike Penn – Take Two: Antarctica (AR) 9:15 a.m. Tour of the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology 10 a.m. Water Exercise (Pool) 11 a.m. Fit For Life (AR) 11:30 a.m. Senior Yoga (AR) 11:30 a.m. Mass (SP) 2 p.m. Ping Pong (A6) 7 p.m. Pam Braden Presents: Wheel of Travel (AR)

9:30 a.m. Trip to the National Aviary 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 10:30 a.m. Kitchen Tour - Grill 11 a.m. Walking Group (AR) 11 a.m. Mass (SR) 1:30 p.m. Stretching (A6) 2 p.m. Afternoon Movie: “The Goldfinch” (SR) 7 p.m. Todd DePastino – Lincoln & The Civil War (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)

9:50 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: “Fargo” (SR)

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: “Gloria Bell” (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

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)

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. Volunteer at World Vision 7 p.m. Friday Evening Classics (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. Poetry Group (A5) 7:30 p.m. Jazz Matazz (A2)

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

1 p.m. PLARN (SR) 7 p.m. Saturday Night at the Movies: “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” (AR)

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

8:30 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast 1 p.m. PLARN (SR) 7 p.m. Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Peanut Butter Falcon” (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. 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-lit, ventilated and open to members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 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.

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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 the 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.


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 2 p.m.

Mindful Discussion Roundtable, Activity Room 2

Third Monday 1 p.m.

Book Discussion, Activity Room 2

Second and Writers’ Club, Social Room Fourth Mondays 10 a.m. Second Wednesday 10 a.m.

RLA Executive Board Meeting, Social Room

Third Friday 1 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

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 9:30 a.m.

Hand & Foot Card Game, Card Room

Tuesdays 3 p.m.

Beginners 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.

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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Mondays, 4 p.m., Activity Room 5

LIFELONG LEARNING For most Americans, the history of the United States is built on a set of long-accepted beliefs about events, each of which resonates in the nation’s collective memory. But what if those beliefs, however familiar, don’t really tell the whole story? Our knowledge of history – or what we believe to be history – is the lens through which we view and interpret the world. When that lens is distorted with misleading information, it has powerful effects on how we perceive the present and how we make decisions in the future, from choosing whom to vote for to interpreting the latest developments in today’s news and opinion pieces. Delivered by award-winning scholar and Professor Mark A. Stoler, of the University of Vermont, these lectures demonstrate how reconsidering some of the most popular notions of U.S. history can yield new (and sometimes startlingly different) interpretations of political, social, economic and military events. More than just debunking commonly accepted accounts, you’ll be able to replace these misconceptions with insightful truths. March 2 – C  onfusion About Jefferson and Hamilton Andrew Jackson – An Odd Symbol of Democracy/The Party System March 9 – D  id Slavery Really Cause the Civil War? Lincoln’s First Objective was to Preserve the Union The Civil War’s Actual Turning Point March 16 – T  he Myth of Laissez-faire and Industrialization Labor in America – A Strange History March 23 – E  arly Progressives Were Not Liberals Woodrow Wilson and Ratings of Presidents March 30 – W  hat Did Roosevelt’s New Deal Really Do? World War II Misconceptions and Myths

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Sundays 11 a.m. Mondays 3 p.m. Second Tuesday 1 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 Clubhouse Kitchen Tour Clubhouse Grill Room Thursday, March 5 10:30 a.m.

The Clubhouse Kitchen Tour is the perfect opportunity to see how our Dining Services work from the inside out. On this walking tour, you will also be treated to an interactive pizza-making demo with samplings.

March Drink Special: Irish Screwdriver

Pies from the Hearth: The Reuben Grill Room

Monday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Eat in or take out the March pizza special: Freshtossed dough covered with 1000 Island dressing and sauerkraut and topped with thin slices of corned beef and shredded Swiss cheese. Personal - 8” $4.95. Regular - 13” $6.95. Drink included.

The Pub

Monday – Saturday 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Why should you never iron a four-leaf clover? You don’t want to press your luck! You’re in luck with March’s super special cocktail, the “Irish Screwdriver.” $4.25.

DINING

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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.

North Allegheny High School Spring Musical: “Titanic” Tuesday, March 3 2:15 p.m. depart

Complimentary What more can we say about this classic film, unbelievablemusicandtalentthatgoesonforever?This tripfillsveryquicklyduetothelevelofperformance, socalltheregistrationlineASAP(byFeb.28)toreserve your space.

Quaker Valley High School Musical: “Bye Bye Birdie” Wednesday, March 4  4:15 p.m. departure Complimentary

Numerous laughable moments, great songs and gifted young performers will make up this wonderful evening! Just a short trip down the road, and you will feel like you are on Broadway. Call the registration line by Feb. 28 to be sure you have a seat reserved.

River City Brass: Celtic Connections IV Friday, March 6 

Lunch Trip to Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub Wednesday, March 11  11 a.m. departure Your meal

One evening while sitting in a local German establishment enjoying beers and traditional Bavarian music, Anne Mullaney, Brian Mullaney and Sean Patrick Murphy decided the Irish community in Pittsburgh needed an authentic Irish pub to call home. From this simple conversation, Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle was born. Over the years, the staff of the Harp & Fiddle have worked hard to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and comfortable. Call the registration line by March 6 to make your reservation.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brahms First: Beethoven’s Inheritance Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Sunday, March 15

1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Your ticket and transportation Your ticket and transportation She stands out among the top of the younger generation. TheirCelticconcertisoneofthehottestticketsof Alina Ibragimova, says The New York Times, “makes theseason!Theybridgethedividebetweentheold familiar works sound both spontaneously conceived and worldandthenew,withtunesfromIreland,Walesand inevitable. Her playing proclaims authority.” Experience Scotland,alongsideAmericancountrymusic.Expectto the artistry of this young Russian virtuoso in the moving hearfamiliartuneslike“HighlandCathedral,”“TwoIrish First Violin Concerto of Shostakovich. Guest conductor Jigs”and“CountryRoads.”Thisconcertwillonceagain Jacob Hrusa leads Brahms’ powerful First Symphony. Call featurethefabulousCarnegieMellonPipesandDrums. the registration line to reserve your seat on the bus. Youcanpurchaseyourticketsbycalling412-434-7222. Calltheregistrationlinetoreserveyourseatonthebus.

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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

March 2 – Aldi, at Northway March 9 – Ross Park Mall March 16 – Super Walmart, Robinson March 23 - Mall at Robinson March 30 – Target, at Mt. Nebo Pointe Shopping Center

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

Tour of the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology

Trip to the National Aviary: Island Inhabitants

9:15 a.m. Donation

9:30 a.m.  nter an immersive habitat with natural light permeating E

Wednesday, March 18

The Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology has its roots in a program of archaeological field work in the Near East that began in 1924 focusing on the Lands of the Bible: modern day Israel, West Bank and Jordan. Its exhibits highlight daily life in ancient times, including landscape and settlement patterns; domestic and communal architecture; agriculture and food preparation; technologies, crafts and stylistic traditions; trade; religious observance; and memory and writing systems and practice. The museum is part of a multifaceted archaeology program that includes an ongoing excavation at Tel Zayit in Israel, as well as academic courses and a lecture program that brings leading archaeologists to Pittsburgh. Call the registration line by March 13 to reserve your seat.

World Vision Volunteering Friday, March 20 1 p.m. Free



Volunteers are needed for approximately two hours once a month to fold, sort and pack a variety of corporatedonated apparel destined for global areas in need. Transportation provided (facility is located just across Deer Run Road). All we need is your time. Meet at the Clubhouse entrance. Sign up at 412-741-1400, ext. 3901. For more information, contact Linda Kable at 412741-8696 or David Nimick at 412-749-3885.

Wednesday, March 25

through the new glass ceiling, flowing water cascading down a 15-foot tiered waterfall while birds bathe and play in its pools and more than 400 new tropical plants. The new habitat features 3,146 panes of laminated birdfriendly glass designed to prevent collision by birds both inside and outside. Every detail was designed to mimic a natural rainforest habitat and encourage nesting and other natural behaviors. Join their flock of flamingos in the wetlands habitat (you may even be groomed by one). Bring Karen $15 by March 20 to reserve your spot on this nice warm trek through paradise.

Fellowship Breakfast Saturday, March 28 

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

Travel to the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center for a delicious breakfast, including pancakes, French toast, tots, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and refreshing breakfast beverages. All are welcome! Sign up through the phone line by noon on Thursday, March 26.

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