Family Events and Resources
You are invited to come to the Family Council Meetings:
Second Thursday of Each Month at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. — Second Floor Conference Room in the nursing home. Bring Your Questions! Refreshments will be served. No need to RSVP.
April 11th – Carla Frantz, Director of Nursing
Topic - TBD
May 9th - TBD
Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Weekdays at 11:30 a.m.
Elder Enrichment Series:
All classes held from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Classes are free and open to the community.
Call 612-362-2450 to register for:
TWIN CITIES SPACES AND PLACES TO THE 1870s
Beginning with sites long sacred to the region’s Native Americans, this illustrated presentation visits significant early Twin Cities locations as it considers the many enduring links to this historic heritage.
Monday, April 1, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by: Kristin Anderson
POETRY: THE SONNET
The sonnet is a short poem, crafted in one of several possible patterns, and focused on a main idea. It derives much of its strength from the convention of first developing that main idea, and then responding to it. The sonnet came to England from Italy and has inspired English poets and readers for over 400 years now. Masterful sonneteers include William Shakespeare (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (“How do I love the? Let me count the ways”). In this presentation, Dr. Moe will discuss how sonnets are designed and share outstanding examples.
Monday, May 6, 2019, 1:30 p.m. –3:00 p.m. Presented by: Lawrence Moe
FROM PAPYRUS TO PRINTING PRESSES: SACRED TEXTS IN SCROLLS AND BOOKS
Sacred scripture is now readily available in countless printed versions and on the internet. This easy access stands in contrast to earlier centuries of Christianity when all texts were handwritten. From ancient scrolls to medieval books, we will look at some spectacularly illuminated manuscripts written and illustrated by nuns, monks, and professional lay artists for churches, monasteries, scholars and prominent people of the time.
Monday, June 3, 2019, 1:30 p.m. –3:00 p.m. Presented by: Kristin Anderson
PROHIBITION: A GRAND MISADVENTURE
In 1920, the United States entered during which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors were banned. As it turned out, the US also entered a period of lawlessness and corruption, unequaled in its history. Many Prohibition supporters felt that the passage of the 18th Amendment would bring about law and order and restore the family. However, numerous unintended consequences make this period one of the most fascinating misadventures of all time.
Monday, July 1, 2019, 1:30 p.m. –3:00 p.m. Presented by: David Jones
MINNESOTA MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO VIETNAM
In this power point presentation of June’s book, you will meet a 14-year-old Orphan who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during a Civil War battle; the Schoolmaster who took his students to war, dooming their home town to oblivion; a Buffalo Soldier; the Commander of the USS Arizona who went down with his ship at Pearl Harbor; a Hungarian Freedom Fighter who signed up to fight Commies in Vietnam; and a host of other brave men who fought and died for their country.
Monday, August 5, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by: June Gossler Anderson