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 

December 17 - "The Christmas Ornament"     

2014 G  - 83 minutes

Unsettled by her husband’s death, Katy Howard decides not to partake in the yuletide rituals the couple had enjoyed together. But when the owner of the Christmas shop gives her a special holiday ornament, her dismal outlook begins to brighten.

 

(No Movie Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve Day)

 

January 7 - "Poirot:  Murder on the Orient Express"        

2010 NR - 89 minutes

Hercule Poirot faces one of his most baffling cases when an overbearing American businessman turns up stabbed to death aboard the Orient Express, a pan-European train that becomes stuck in a snowdrift en route from Istanbul. With no help available from the outside, Poirot must rely on his famous “little grey cells” to ferret out the killer.

 

January 14 - "Poirot: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas"    

1995 NR - 100 minutes 

Yet again, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is interrupted while attempting to take a quiet vacation! Agatha Christie’s most adored character attempts to celebrate Christmas holiday without getting wrapped up in mysterious mayhem.

 

January 21 - "Poirot: Murder in Mesopotamia"        

2001 NR - 100 minutes

Detective Poirot is again brought to life when he finds himself embroiled in a murder mystery while on vacation in the Middle East. An archeologist’s gorgeous but widely disliked wife is murdered during an excavation, and Poirot, accompanied by the ever-fruitful Capt. Hastings, must step in and figure out the whodunit.

 

January 28 - "Poirot: Lord Edgware Dies"                    

2000 NR  - 95 minutes        

When Poirot meets famous actress Jane Wilkinson, he’s instantly smitten and agrees to visit her estranged husband and urge him for a divorce. But when Lord Edgware is found murdered the fun begins.

 

ECLECTIC MOVIES 

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

January 5 - "The Grand Seduction"

2014 PG-13 - 113 minutes 

In the village of Gladbury, it’s believed that every 25 years an angel comes on Christmas Eve bearing a miracle for one of the residents. But the arrival of a new minister with fresh ideas threatens to extinguish the age-old traditionComedy about a small fishing town that must seduce a young physician into taking up residence or else they'll lose the chance for a factory to come in and bring prosperity.

 

January 12 - “Dancing in Jaffa”  

2014 NR - 100 minutes

Ballroom dancing master Pierre Dulaine, who left Israel in 1948 at age 4, returns in hopes of bringing Jewish and Palestinian children together through dance.  Documentaary portrays both sides of the Mideast conflict.   

 

January 19 - Martin Luther King Day - No Movie 

 

January 26 - “Chef”  

2014 R - 115 minutes

Writer-director Jon Favreau stars as a chef going through a crisis.  Lots of familiar faces, including Sofia Vergara, Jon Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey, Jr., and Bobby Cannavale. 

 

February 2 - “Belle” 

2014 PG - 103 minutes

Based on the real-life story of a Royal Navy Admiral’s illegitimate mixed-race daughter who was brought up in Lord Mansfield’s house to be a lady of property.  With Gugu Mbatha-Raw in her first starring role

 

The Little House Book Club Meets the First Wednesday of the Month

Next meeting will be Wednesday, January 7, 2015   12:30 -2:00 - Free

JANUARY:  "Buddha In The Attic'' By Julie Otsuka
FEBRUARY:  "Old Man And The Sea" By Ernest Heminway
MARCH: "The Arsonist" By Sue Miller
APRIL: "Under the Wide and Starry Sky" By Nancy Horan

 

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Tuesday Tea Series

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TUESDAY TEA 

An African Safari Through Kenya (Part 1 of 2) 

Join us with our tour guide, Gale Fullerton, as he shares his favorite pictures from his recent trip with Little House, to Kenya. Gale will share photos from the six preserves he visited, featuring majestic animals, exquisite sunsets, soaring mountains, champagne colored hills and colorful native tribes.

Day:  Tuesday

Date: January 13, 2015

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Cost: Free to members/$3.00 non-members

Part 2 will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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

 

History Class with Michael Svanevik

A class not to be missed! Be captivated by this state's rich history.

Genealogy

 Learn about the culture and history of your ancestors.