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.

Fourth of July Picnic Coming!

Little House welcomes you to a very exciting 4th of July Celebration in our beautiful, newly renovated courtyard! Come out and enjoy wonderful live entertainment by St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band and great tasting food! 

Tickets are available.  Please RSVP today!

What’s on the Menu?

* Barbecue Chicken *

* Coleslaw *

* Macaroni Salad *

* Potato Chips *

* Watermelon *

* Lemonade Iced Tea *

Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 11:30 a.m— 1:00 p.m.

RSVP to 650-326-2025, extension 222

Cost: $7 per person

 

 

CULTURE MOVIES 

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

July 1    Annie

1982 - 127 min. PG

From the Depression era comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”, this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America’s favorite urchin as she captures Daddy Warbuck’s heart with her optimism, dodging the treacherous orphan matron.

 

July 8    Grease

1978 - 110 Min. PG-13

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John star in this hit musical that chronicles the romantic entanglement of a group of high school seniors, starting with a summer fling between greaser Danny and a good girl, Sandy.

 

July 15    Dead Poet’s Society

1989 - 129 min. PG

Oscar nominee Robin Williams stars as John Keating an unconventional teacher who inspires students through poetry. When the school fires him his students rally behind him.

 

July 22    Finding Forrester

2000 - 136 min. PG-13

Award winning novelist William Forrester realizes a high school basketball star’s exceptional writing talent, and decides to mentor the youngster who harbors a passion for words.

 

July 29    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

2000 - 119 min. PG

This coming of age tale centers on four best friends who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fit each of them despite their differing sizes and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous.

 

 

 

 

ECLECTIC MOVIES 

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

 

June 1        Selma

2014 - 128 min  PG-13  

David Oyelowo and Carmen Elogo are believable as Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King in this Oscar Nominated movie about the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. 

 

July 6    In and Out

1998 - 105 min. PG-13

A former student “outs” a high school teacher (Kevin Kline), who had never thought of himself as gay, in an Oscar-acceptance speech. Fiancée (John Cusack), parents (Debbie Reynolds and Wilfred Brimsley), Boss  (Bob Newhart) and TV Reporter (Tom Selleck) round out the cast.

 

July 13    The Theory of Everything

(Repeat Request)

2014 - 119 min  R

Eddie Redmaynes won the Oscar for Best Actor, as Stephen Hawking, in this well-directed biopic.

 

July 20    Still Alice

2014 - 101 min  PG-13

Julianne Moore won Best Actress Oscar as a professor stricken with Alzheimer's at the age of 50. Kristen Stewart is effective as her daughter.

 

July 27    Mr. Turner

2014 - 150 min  R

Biographical portrait of famed 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner that spotlights his artistic genius, along with the eccentric and frequently insensitive behavior he exhibited in his private life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Little House Book Club 

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

12:30 -2:00 - Free

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

 

 

 

 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

 "The Art of Tea"

Presented by The Asian Art Museum

Is there a right way to drink tea? Two thousand years ago, the Chinese drank tea as a medicinal soup but, over time, tea drinking acquired cultural and artistic significance. Learn about the culture of tea, the many kinds and uses of tea —and how to drink tea properly.

 

June 30, 2015

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Free for members | $3 for non-members

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

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

 

 

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 June 4th through July 23rd

Time: 10AM - Noon

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