Little House, Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center

Cultural Activities

  

Little House has a variety of cultural activities- from holiday celebrations to weekly movies. All of our events are open to both members and non-members! For more information on upcoming and past lectures, movies, and activities click on the links below.

 

 

CULTURE MOVIES 

Wednesdays 1:00PM | Computer Classroom | Free Members | $3 Non-Members          

                                                                       

April 1     Showboat               

1951 - 108 Min.

The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

 

April 8     Damn Yankees               

1958 - 111 Min.

Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.

 

April 15     Funny Face                

1957 - 103 Min.

An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

 

April 22     My Fair Lady               

1964 - 172 Min.

A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

 

April 29     Kiss Me Kate               

2003 - 109 Min.

Fred and Lilly are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play.

 

 

ECLECTIC MOVIES 

Mondays 1:00PM | Auditorium | Free Members | $3 Non-Members 

 

 

April 6 - "Boyhood"

2014  R - 166 min

Instant classic, filmed over 12 years, which tells the fictional story of a boy growing up in Texas; with Oscar Supporting Actress Winner Patricia Arquette.

 

 

April 13 - "Gone Girl"

2014 R - 149 min

A thriller with an ending that must be forgiven, but it follows the book. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

 

 

 

April 20 - "Malificent"

2014 PG - 98 min

Disney fantasy which stars Angelina Jolie as the villian from 'Sleeping Beauty' and Elle Fanning as the cursed Princess Aurora.

  

 

April 27 - "Before I Go To Sleep"

2014  R 92 min

Nicole Kidman starts as a woman suffering from a daily renewing amnesia, in this thriller in which she doesn't know who to trust - her concerned husband (Colin Firth) or her therapist (Mark Strong).

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Little House Book Club 

Monthly meetings, the 1st Wednesday of the month, in the Conference Room

12:30 -2:00 - Free

APRIL: "Under the Wide and Starry Sky" By Nancy Horan

MAY: “Portraits in Sepia”  By Isabel Allende

JUNE: "The Wednesday Sisters" By Meg Waite Clayton

JULY: "The Cool Gray City of Love" By Gary Kamiya

 

AUG: "The Handmaids Tale" By Margaret Atwood

 

 

 

Community Forums   

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Docent Lectures Series

 

"Calder to Warhol: Highlights of the Fisher Collection"

 

In an unprecedented partnership with SFMOMA, Gap founders Doris and Donald Fisher —  agreed to display more than 1,100 works by iconic 20th-century artists. Calder to Warhol showcases the quality of the Fisher Collection, much of which had never been seen before by the public. The Fishers collected the artists they loved in depth, purchasing extensive groupings of seminal works, featuring more than 160 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and video works by Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many more.

Come listen to SFMOMA Docent Wendy Portnuff present highlights from this comprehensive collection.

May 19, 2015

1:30 PM 

Free for Members; $5 for Non-Members

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Tea Series

Check out our monthly guest speakers who share with us their amazing life experiences. Coming up next:

 

"Not Going Gently"

A psychologist fights back against Alzheimer's dsiease for her mother...and perhaps herself

Led by Author & Psychologist Constance Vincent, PhD

A discussion of what's necessary to prevent the symtoms of Alzheimer's disease before they appear. Dr. Vincent has a special interest in learning new approaches for early detection.

Date: Tuesday, May 5th

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Cost: Free for all

 

 

Marv's Musical Memories!

All About Gershwin's Music - A wonderful hour of specially recorded music.

Marv adds entertaining stories about the music and the musician!

Day:  Tuesday

Date: April 21

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Cost: Free for all!

Info: Kamilah Najieb-Wachob    650-326-2025, ext. 222

 

 

History Class with Michael Svanevik

The US West - the Bonanza Generation 

A class not to be missed!

       Untold opportunity! Fantastic wealth!

              Gold, silver, copper, railroads, and timber. Marvelously colorful personalities!

Join historian MICHAEL SVANEVIK for tales of gumswallowing adventure, incredible, daring and steadfast determination. Life-gritty, rough, sometime violent; often naughty; the Far West before altered by Hollywood.

Every Wednesday, 3/25 - 5/13, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM; 8 sessions $50.

 

Genealogy

 Learn about the culture and history of your ancestors. This series of classes will get you started and well on your way to a delightful excursion of a lifetime!