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 

                                                                                               

March 25     Masterpiece Theater Classic: The 39 Steps                

2008 - 85 Min.

Richard Hannay has his holiday interrupted when secret agent Scudder bursts into his apartment, staying alive just long enough to deposit a notebook.  Pegged with murder, Hannay must decode the book and nab the culprits…before they find him first.

 

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 

 

 

March  30 - “Le Chef” 

2014 PG-13 - 84 min 

A temperamental three-star chef (Jean Reno) and his overly opinionated apprentice (Michael Youn) join forces to fight a corporate CEO in this French comedy.

    
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 Meets the First Wednesday of the Month

Meetings every month in the Conference Room, from 12:30 -2:00 - Free

MARCH: "The Arsonist" By Sue Miller

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
 

 

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Docent Lectures Series

 

Ansel Adams and the American Wilderness

The photographs of Ansel Adams convey his deep feeling for the wilderness and the environment. Epic vistas and elegant details of nature provoke an emotional response that goes beyond the physical realities depicted in the pictures.

March 24, 2015, 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Free for members, $5 for non-members

For info, call 650-326-2025, x222

 

 

 

Tuesday Tea Series

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

TUESDAY TEA 

Day:  Tuesday

Date: TBA

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Cost: Free to members/$3.00 non-members

 

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!