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 3     The First Wives Club

1996 - 102 min.  PG 

College chums (Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn) reunite at the funeral of a friend who committed suicide after husband traded her in for a hot new model.  Realizing they are in the same predicament, they plot payback.  Roles by Maggie Smith, Stockard Channing, Sarah Jessica Parker.    

 

Aug 10     The Imitation Game

2014 - 113 min.  PG-13 (Repeat requested) 

This Oscar nominated movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, who solved Nazi Germany’s enigma code, decisive in the Allied victory. 
 

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. 


 

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

  Retuning in August...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

 Great and Memorable Events in the History of our Nation

Join historian Michael Svanevik for this unique and popular portrayal of dramatic and extraordinary events of perpetual interest in our Nation’s past, including matters political, military, social, scientific and commercial. Riveting American tales not to be missed!

Wednesdays, 6/17 - 8/5

Cost: $53, or $12 drop-in

 And, coming next: "The White House"

Covering US Presidents, Parties, Servants, Crises, Building

Starting 9/9, and running through 10/28...more details to follow!

 

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.