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

          

May 27     The Man Who Never Was              

1956 - 103 Min.

British Intelligence devises an elaborate ruse, planting phony invasion plans on a corpse, to fool the Nazis in this absorbing World War II spy tale.

 

June 3      Copying Beethoven          

2006 - 104 Min.

Serving as a copyist to Ludwig van Beethoven gives young conservatory student, Anna Hoetz, unprecedented access to the volatile composer’s musical genius but also subjects her to his cruel tirades.

 

June 10     Captain Corelli’s Mandolin         

2001 - 129 Min.

In 1940's Greece, a doctor is forced to share his house with an Italian soldier who has eyes for the doctor’s beautiful and strong willed daughter.        

 

June 17       Yentl                                     

1983 - 132 Min.

The daughter of a Talmud teacher disguises herself as a boy to gain entry to a Yeshiva.

 

June 24        Jane Austen’s Book Club 

2007 - 106 Min.

Six book club members find their lives resemble a modern day version of Jane Austen’s novels in this drama.

 

ECLECTIC MOVIES 

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

 

May 25     Memorial Day

 *** No Movie, as Little House is closed in observance of Memorial Day. ***

 

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. 

 

June 8        Elsa and Fred

2014 - 97 min  PG-13 

After losing his wife, Fred (Christopher Plummer) moves into a small apartment where he meets Elsa (Shirley MacLaine).  From that moment on, everything changes.

 

June 15        The Imitation Game

2014 - 113 min  PG-13 

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

 

June 22        Wild

2014 - 109 min  R  

Reese Witherspoon plays a troubled woman who attempts to break with her past by going on a dangerous 1,100-mile trek.

 

June 29        Frontera

2014 - 103 min PG-13

A former Arizona sheriff’s wife in killed while riding on their ranch property.  It would appear a Mexican illegally crossing into the US is at fault. A search for answers changes lives forever. 

 

 

 

The Little House Book Club 

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

12:30 -2:00 - Free

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 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, June 9th

             1:30 - 2:30 PM

Presented by: Gale Fullerton

In this first presentation, we will visit Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius, featuring beautiful churches, distinct neighborhoods, and more. In addition there will be stops at Traki, Druskininkai, and Kaunas. These may be unfamiliar names, but the pictures you see will be unforgettable. We'll continue with the overview of this historical and beautiful country during our September 8th Tuesday Tea.

 

 

History Class with Michael Svanevik

Tales of the Peninsula - They Lived in Great Houses

Tales of the Peninsula, covering1860-1915. Palatial houses and grandiose gardens. Michael Svanevik introduces personalities, their extraordinary piles and insular worlds they created. From Saratoga to Millbrae. Mills, Latham, Stanford, Phelan, Bourn, Winchester, Carolan, and more. Gossipy, personal, gripping, honest and lavishly illustrated!

Wednesdays, 5/20  5/27 and 6/3, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM; 3 sessions.

Cost: $29, or $12 drop-in

 

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