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.

 

ECLECTIC MOVIES 

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

 

Aug 17     American Sniper 

2014 - 132 min.  R 

Clint Eastwood directed this balanced. Oscar nominated war biography of Chris Kyle, America’s most lethal sniper.
  

Aug 24     Black or White 

2014 - 121 mi.n  PG-13 

Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer play grandparents vying for custody of their grandchild. 

 

Aug 31     The Newsroom   

2012 - 130 min.  TV-MA  (HBO series) 

Jeff Daniels heads cast in a behind-the scenes battles at a cable news station dedicated to real reporting, not just entertainment. 

 

Sept 7    Little House is closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday

 

Sept 14     Birdcage 

2012 - 119 min    R  Musical Comedy

 Robin Williams (Armond) and Nathan Lane (Albert) star as a couple whose life tending to their gay night club in Miami is shaken by the arrival of Armond’s son, who plans to marry the daughter of ulra conservative senator (Gene Hackman) and wife (Diane Wiest.).   

 

Sept 21     Foxcatcher 

2014 134 min  R  Oscar nominee

Preparing for 1988 Olympics, 2 sibling wrestlers cross paths with a paranoid, schizophrenic millionaire.  Based on a true story, starring Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum, and Vanessa Redgrave.  

 

Sept 28     Merchant of Doubt 

2014 96 min  PG-13

Documentary exposes climate change “experts” who fool the public with bogus claims that cast doubt on scientific research-and thus protect corporate profits.

 


 

CULTURE MOVIES 

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

 

August 5     Maltese Falcon                            

1941 - 100 Min.  Not Rated

Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this Oscar-nominated noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor) seeking out protection from a man named Thursby. Spade's partner (Jerome Cowan) takes the case, but he winds up dead, along with Thursby. Spade's subsequent hunt for the killer leads him into a world of deception and double-crossing, as a trio of criminals searches for a priceless statue known as the Maltese Falcon.

August 12     Arsenic and Old Lace                    

1944 - 118 Min.  Not Rated                  

Stellar performances highlight this delightfully witty adaptation of the hit Broadway play about two dotty spinsters (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) with a peculiar avocation: helping lonely old gents by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar. But the jig is up when the ladies' newlywed nephew, Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), discovers his aunts' "benevolent" deeds. Raymond Massey and Peter Lorre also star.

 

August 19     Murder on the Orient Express      

1974 - 127 Min.  PG

Investigator Hercule Poirot is aboard the Orient Express when a fellow passenger, Samuel Ratchett, is found murdered. Widely despised, Rachett had many enemies, so Poirot must sift through an eccentric group of suspects to find the killer.

 

August 26     North by Northwest                         

1959 - 136 Min.

What if everyone around you was suddenly convinced that you were a spy? This classic from master director Alfred Hitchcock stars Cary Grant as an advertising executive who looks a little too much like someone else and is forced to go on the lam (helped along by Eva Marie Saint). Hitchcock's sure-handed comic drama pits Grant against a crop duster and lands him in a fight for his life on Mount Rushmore -- a true cliffhanger if ever there was one.

 


 

 

 
The Little House Book Club 

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

12:30 -2:00 - Free

AUG: "The Handmaids Tale" By Margaret Atwood

SEPTEMBER: “ The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion

OCTOBER: “ The Boys in the Boat: by Daniel Brown 

NOVEMBER: “4 Seasons in Rome” by Anthony Doerr

 

 

 Current Events

Monday Mornings at 10:00AM - 11:30AM

The world is constantly evolving and change presents us with fresh issues and challenges every day. The headlines are new, but also recurring, involving conflicts between countries and cultures, rich and poor, left-wing and right-wing, heritage versus progress. Local, national and international issues - everyone has an opinion and we want to know yours! Meetings are every Monday from 10AM - 11:30AM.

 

Docent Lecture Series

  Returning soon...please check back for updates

 

 

 

Tuesday Tea Series

Surprising Lithuania!

When: Tuesday, September 8th

             1:30 - 2:30 PM

Presented by: Gale Fullerton

In this second presentation, we will visit Western Lithuania. The first location will be the famous Coronian Spit featuring unique geography and famous vacation destinations. Next will be the port city of Klaipeda featuring beautiful parks, and distinct architecture.  Our final stop will be the Hill of Crosses with thousands of Crosses protesting past religious persecution in Lithuania.  

Door prizes and refreshments will be available!

 To register, please contact Ms. Paige Sweetin, 650-326-2025, ext. 242.

 

History Class with Michael Svanevik

The President's House

Join historian Michael Svanevik for this interesting look at the White House, covering US Presidents, Parties, Servants, Crises, Triumphs and Embarrassments

Starting Wednesday, 9/9, through 10/28

Cost: $53, or $12 drop-in

To register, please contact Paige Sweetin, 650-326-2025, ext. 242.

 

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!

When: Thursdays, from September 10th through October 29th

Time: 10AM - Noon

Monthly Cost: $80 member | $86 non-member | $15 drop-in

To register, please contact Paige Sweetin, 650-326-2025, ext. 242.

 

Your Infinite World

Tuesdyas, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Classes begin August 25th

$5 Members / $5 Non-Members

Join us as we launch a new program designed to engage your mind, heart, and soul.  From music, art, science, history, and  beyond, Your Infinite World program will feature the Great Courses video series, which document fascinating topics presented by scholars.  Don’t miss out!

The first series will be Great American Music: Broadway Musicals lead by Professor Bill Messenger of the Peabody Institute.  This dynamic presentation will uncover the history and essence of the American musical format.  Be prepared to be taken back in time to the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, and Irving Berlin.  Come relive the unforgettable memories and feelings on America’s musical heritage.

To register, please contact Paige Sweetin, 650-326-2025, ext. 242.

 

 

 

Dave Newhouse

 Tuesday, September 22nd, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FREE

Join us in welcoming Dave Newhouse to Little House!  Dave Newhouse is a bay area sports journalist, speaker, and author.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about his new book—Founding 49ers The Dark Days  Before the Dynasty and his exciting career as a sports journalist with the  Oakland Tribune!