WILMINGTON, MA — The following events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL (regardless of age) at Windsor Place of Wilmington (92 West Street) this November:
Gary Hylander Lecture Topic: The Legacy of the Great War
November 9, 11am-noon
Gary Hylander holds a Doctorate in Presidential History and is a scholar entirely impassioned by his subject matter. He makes U.S. history come alive as he lectures each month. This month’s topic is: The Legacy of the Great War. This year marks the centennial of the end of the Great War 1914-1918, a war that President Woodrow Wilson insisted must be “the war to end all wars.” The carnage was appalling, four empires were destroyed, millions died. The Great War is where the 19th and 20th centuries parted ways forever. Join as we examine the geographic, political, technological and intellectual legacy of the Great War.
Veterans Day Tribute followed by pianist Margie Millea
November 11, 4:45pm-5:45pm
Windsor Place welcomes Lou Cimaglia IV, Director of the Department of Veterans’ Services in Wilmington to lead a salute to the veterans living here at Windsor Place. Following the salute, we welcome performer Margie Millea to entertain on piano during dinner.
Music Program with Jack Craig: Songs of World War II
November 15, 11am-noon
From 1940 to 1945, songwriters used their creativity to help Americans cope on the home front during wartime. In this program, we celebrate the musicians and songwriters who entertained the troops by singing powerful songs like ‘I’ll Be Seeing You,’ dance-driven tunes like ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,’ patriotic standards such as ‘This Is My Country,’ and ‘Sentimental Journey.’
Art Matters Lecture with speaker Regina Sullivan – Topic: Post Impressionism
November 16, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Like a stone dropped into a calm pond, the ripples from the revolutionary Impressionist style of painting spread out, influencing a whole new generation of artists. Artists like Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rousseau and Cezanne, among others, took a small step away from Impressionism and influenced whole new movements of art. Join us for a look at how other artists interpreted this new, personally expressive way of painting and in turn influenced the course of art in the 20th century.
Chair Yoga with instructor Marianne Bergonzi
November 19, 2018, 10am-10:45am
All are welcome to attend Marianne’s bi-monthly yoga class. Yoga is a study of your body, mind and breath. It is about learning how to undo unconscious repetitive patterns of movement that do not serve us well. Yoga teaches us how to open up the joints of our body and allow more supple movement of the spine, freeing ourselves of tension and stress. This class will last for 45 minutes.
Monthly Birthday Party with the Entertainers The Dynamic Duo: Richard R, vocals and Gerry T, accordion
November 27, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Everyone is invited down to our monthly birthday celebration as we salute those born during the month of November. A delicious birthday cake, ice cream and live music will add to the merriment!
Slide-Illustrated Lecture with Michael Perry – Topic: Two Great New England Ports
November 29, 11am-noon
Yes, there are some great cities north of Boston. And two of them have beautiful ports! Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Michael Perry, from Freeport, Maine explores the beauty and history of Maine’s largest city with beautiful photos from the shores of Casco Bay to the heights of the Western Prom. We will follow in the footsteps of famous people who called Portland home: Hollywood Director John Ford and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.Then we will travel down to Portsmouth at the mouth of the Piscataqua River to explore the colorful flower gardens of Prescott Park and the gardens of the Moffatt-Ladd House. Portsmouth offers an amazing variety of stately colonial homes, including that of the naval hero John Paul Jones. We will even fit in a side trip to one of New England’s most revered hotels, Wentworth by the Sea. Inspiring photos mixed with Michael’s warmth and humor, fascinating history, local lore and zany trivia make this a very entertaining Program. Don’t miss it!
(NOTE: The above information is from Windsor Place of Wilmington.)
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