Christmas Party News
We have the Shelly Torman Jazz Trio performing jazz in the rotunda in the dining room. We hire them every year because they are fantastic musicians, so they are coming back by popular demand!
The other REALLY good news is Brian Gurl and Michelle Pruyn are coming back to entertain in the living room! Last year we had a spontaneous sing along break out as everyone was headed to leave and we had a blast! This year it will be “on purpose” and we’ll not only have our usual fun desserts in the card room, but some other fun surprises too! Join us on December 6th from 4-6 p.m.!
The Dunnemans Perform
We thought it would be appropriate to have some gospel music around Christmas and “The Dunnemans” do just that!
History is filled with tales of traveling musicians. In the Middle Ages the minstrel was a primary means of spreading news from far lands. Dunnemans, Reg and Gretchen, aren’t medieval minstrels, but they bring a message from a land that is as far as the ends of the earth and near as your heart — the message of hope in Jesus Christ.
Reg started singing for the Lord when he was four. In his teens he organized The Victors Trio, and in his twenties The Tabernacle Trio, both based in Ontario. The next twenty years saw him singing and playing with Canada’s Galileans.
Gretchen began singing for the Lord when she was nine years old. She was active in school, church, college and community choirs, and sang with The Friendship Trio in Montrose, PA for fifteen years.
Since their marriage in 1992, The Dunnemans have together given their hearts, talents, and repertoires to the Lord and He has blessed their efforts. The ministry became full time in 2002 and was recognized as a nonprofit ministry in 2006.
Join us on Thursday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m.!
B.I.L.L. Series News
Thank you again for attending our “S.I.L.L. Day at B.I.L.L.!” . Special thanks to Peter Huber and Jim Symons for organizing the day, and for our guest speakers Bob Barylski and Edward Alley from S.I.L.L.
Coming up this month we have a fun class on Constitutional Law titled “Why isn’t that politician in Prison??” In this class, we’ll take a look at a few of the bribery-related federal offenses most frequently used to charge public officials with corruption, and how the courts have construed cases involving such prosecutions after the McDonnell decision. We’ll also look at some local laws to see if they effectively fill the gap in punishing public officials for errant deeds. Come and have fun. Discussion encouraged, so join us on December 11th from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. for what should be a fascinating presentation! Your instructor, Darian Taylor, is actually a lawyer and she has never been to Bay Village.
More B.I.L.L. News!
George Washington is central to understanding America’s founding. He was the crucial figure in winning the American Revolution, in creating the Constitution, and in establishing the precedents for effective self-government as our first President. This documentary explores the life and legacy of Washington and features interviews with H.W. Brands, Douglas Brinkley, Jane Hampton Cook, Joseph Ellis and William Forstchen. Join us for the film “The First American” on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m.
On Christmas Day we will show “The Boars Head Festival” at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. We got suggestions to pass out the synopsis, so we plan on doing that!
The Boar’s Head Feast is a yearly Christmas celebration held at Queen’s College (founded, 1341) in Oxford, England, and in various forms and places throughout England and the world.
The first festival was supposedly held sometime during the Middle Ages.
The origins of the celebration do not appear to be well documented. Legend has it that a student of the college was wandering in the forest of Shotover, some say around Christmas time, reading Aristotle, when a wild boar attacked him. In order to save himself, the young man rammed his book down the throat of the beast exclaiming, ‘Graecum est’ (It is Greek) and the boar promptly expired. The scholar then severed the head of the beast and triumphantly carried it back to the college where, one can assume from subsequent events, they feasted upon it.
by Petra Mueller
In December we want to focus on your total Wellness, not just your physical well-being, but also your social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual wellness.
It is the season where we celebrate with friends and family and spend time finding presents or time for each other, which makes everyone appreciated and happy, the giver and the receiver.
We spend more time indoors with the shorter days, so take some time to do what you personally really enjoy. Read a good book, listen to music, play cards with friends, gather and sing..or go work out:)
Make a point to take care of your health and do that extra activity you have always planned to do during the Christmas Season. Look back at the good times this year and be grateful. I had a really good time leading your Caribbean Cruise this year and was glad to see so many residents participating.
On Saturday, December 22nd at 10 am we are celebrating your fitness with a Christmas themed Masterclass in the Auditorium. It will be suitable for all levels of fitness. Refreshments will be served after the class for anyone.
On December 4th the professionals of the Roskamp Institute are offering a free on-site memory screening. It will begin at 10 am with 30 minute slots and end at 12:30 pm. Please make an appointment if you are interested.