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Highlighted Events for this Week

Mon., May 21 10:30 a.m. Women's Conversation Group - Open Discussion - Rose Room
No specific topic - Always interesting.  Always happy to see our newer residents join us!
Mon., May 21 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Tue., May 22 10:45 a.m. Trip to get Taxi Cab Vouchers - Lobby (flyer)
Wed., May 23 10:00 a.m. Art with Julie - Crafts Room (flyer)
Wed., May 23 11:00 a.m. Senior Center Without Walls - John Singer Sargent Art Institute of Chicago Virtual Tour - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Wed., May 23 4:00 p.m. Music Matters with Todd Samra - Lounge (flyer)
Thu., May 24 4:00 p.m. CANCELED - Karen @ the Keys - Lounge

Weekly activities calendar

Multi-week activities calendar
(This calendar is updated weekly.  Future events are subject to change.)

Note:  Some activities are fee-based, which is shown on the activities calendar with a dollar sign $.

Health Center activities calendar - watch for updated calendar!

Upcoming Events

Mon., May 28 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Tue., May 29 10:15 a.m. Exploring Technology with Alice - Canterbury Room
Wed., May 30 11:00 a.m. Senior Center Without Walls - Nature, Art, & Everyday Life Oakland Museum Virtual Tour - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Wed., May 30 3:30 p.m. Refreshments
4:00 p.m. Music
Michael Sanders, Pianist - A Little Night Music - Italian Music and Refreshments - Lounge (flyer) (program) (program notes)
Thu., May 31 2:00 p.m. Loading
2:15 p.m. Departure
Transportation to A Table Affair at Spanish Bay - BUS TRIP (flyer)
Thu., May 31 2:30 p.m. Aging and Me - Rose Room (flyer)
Thu., May 31 4:00 p.m. Karen @ the Keys - Broadway Hits, the Golden Years - Lounge (flyer)
Mon., June 4 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - The American West - History, Myth and Legacy - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Wed., June 6 10:00 a.m. Catholic Mass with Father Ron Shirley - Chapel
Wed., June 6 11:00 a.m. Senior Center Without Walls - Maya and Roots of Chocolate Fine Arts Museum San Francisco Virtual Tour - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Mon., June 11 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - The American West - History, Myth and Legacy - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Wed., June 13 11:00 a.m. Senior Center Without Walls - Year of Women Crocker Art Museum Virtual Tour - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Wed., June13 4:00 p.m. Richard Hawkins, Concert Pianist - Lounge (flyer)
Mon., June 18 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - The American West - History, Myth and Legacy - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Wed., June 20 6:00 p.m. Voci - A Cappella chamber ensemble - Lounge (flyer)
Wed., July 4 10:00 a.m. NO Catholic Mass today, see July 11th
Wed., July 11 10:00 a.m. Catholic Mass rescheduled from July 4th with Father Ron Shirley - Chapel
Ongoing Events

Gentle Walking with Rehab:  Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 - 9:30 a m.

Walk and Roll:  Mondays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Auditorium

Resident Council meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Lounge.  All residents are invited to attend.

Women's Conversation GroupMondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Rose Room (except 2nd Mondays when the Resident Council meetings take place).  We enjoy opening with a variety of humor/jokes.  The weekly topic is posted on the bulletin board in the coffee area outside the Rose Room.

Great Courses:  Lectures will be shown each Monday 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Canterbury Room. 

Exporing Technology with Alice:  Alice Englander's website and computer classes continue.  Join us for various tech topics every other Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. in the Canterbury Room.

Catholic Mass:  Catholic Mass is said in the chapel on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m., said by Fr. Bill Patrick.   

Beth & Bill (B&B):  B&B plays a concert on the first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Lounge.

Meditation:  Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel (flyer).

Weight Watchers:  Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Canterbury Room

ITCH - Intrepid Thursday Canterbury Hikers:  Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Fire Alarm Testing:  Thursdays, 2:00 p.m.

Every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. the fire alarms on campus are tested.  The location on campus varies from week to week.  If you want to know where the alarms are being tested on a particular Thursday, you can ask at the front desk.

The fire alarm system is on test status from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. while the alarm company is doing the testing.  Please dial 911 for any fire emergencies that may occur.

Aging and Me:  Every other Thursday (check the Activities Calendar for dates), 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Rose Room

Karen Robinson on the Piano:  4:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month in the Lounge.  Check the calendar for occasional changes.

Gentle Walking with Rehab:  Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 - 9:30 a m.

Ping Pong:  Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - Noon in the Auditorium

Chair Volleyball for ALL/ Pirates:  Fridays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

Sherry Hour Slideshows with Dave Powell:  The third Friday of each month during Sherry Hour at 4:00 p.m. in the Lounge.

Pilates for Seniors:   Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium.  $4 per session.  (flyer)

Pilates for Seniors is focused on balance, stretching and strengthening and is modified to suit your comfort level.  Exercises can be done in a chair or standing, using stretchy bands, weights, etc.  


Come and check out this offering, geared to be accessible for Canterbury residents.

Slideshow with Dave Powell:  The 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Lounge.

  Movie Nights

Movie Nights

Tuesday movie - 6:15 p.m. in the Lounge

DINNER AND A MOVIE DATE!   If the idea of DINNER AND A MOVIE appeals to you, you can participate in a well-planned/well-timed dinner in our Dining Room and then take a short walk just across the lobby to the Lounge and view a movie.  Our CW Movie Committee works diligently to present GOOD MOVIES for your pleasure - and, they are FREE for you to enjoy right here!  Of those who responded to our Movie Survey last year, most indicated that they would like to view recent releases or “good” movies.  This we try to do.  However, they are not always available for 1-3 years as well as being relatively expensive.  If our budget allows we often buy them or get the next best thing. Our goal is to present a variety of genres each month as well as to intersperse Movie Night presentations of “oldies” with newer films.  

MEMO!  We often draw films from our extensive collection of DVDs, many of which are donated for the pleasure of our Canterbury Residents.  Last year, the Committee spent close to $1,000 on new films and replacements of those found missing from our DVD Library.  This is a reminder that DVDs may ONLY be checked out in the Canterbury Room Sign-Out sheet by CW residents.  Please also remember to cross out your selection on the sign-out sheet when you return DVDs.  Many thanks for your participation and cooperation!  Incidentally, our 28 page listing of all our DVDs is currently being updated and will be available in the Canterbury Room as well as on the Resident Website.

NOTE TO TUESDAY NIGHT MOVIE ENTHUSIASTS:  The Movie Committee has purchased a variety of cartoons in response to our movie audience.  One short cartoon will be shown on an occasional basis at 6:00 p.m. to be followed by the main feature at the usual hour of 6:15 p.m.  Look for a small banner announcing a cartoon with the information below, on the face of the movie poster in the Lounge lobby or as an announcement in “What’s New.”  

Upcoming Movies & Documentaries

TUESDAY, MAY 29th, Lounge - 6:15 p.m.:  Forrest Gump is a 1994 film based on a novel of the same name by Winston Groom and starring Tom Hanks as a slow-witted but kind-hearted and good-natured man named Forrest Gump.  Gump is portrayed across several decades of a highly varied life, in which he witnesses (and in some cases influences) some of the defining events in the United States during the second half of the 20th century.  The movie won the 1995 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, and Gump’s musing and well-known statement that “life is like a box of chocolates…” provides both a leitmotif for and a fond memory of this engrossing film. 142 min., with subtitles

TUESDAY, JUNE 5th, Lounge - 6:15 p.m.:  Queen to Play stars Sandrine Bonnaire as Hélène, a French chambermaid who works at a local tourist hotel and also cleans the house of a solitary physician, Dr. Kröger (played by Kevin Kline).  After observing two hotel guests engrossed in a chess match on their private patio, Hélène becomes intrigued with the game.  Somewhat later, she notices a folding chessboard in Dr. Kröger’s study and asks him to teach her how to play.  He demonstrates the basic movements of the pieces and follows up with increasingly sophisticated tutoring that engenders in her a singular obsession to become an expert player.  This unfortunately results in family-threatening misunderstanding and disunity with her husband and teenage daughter.  Happily, after prevailing in a series of progressively challenging matches in a regional competition, Hélène defeats the reigning champion in a “winner takes all” battle that serves to reunite the family as well. 101 min., audio in French with English subtitles

TUESDAY, JUNE 12th, Lounge - 6:15 p.m.:  Hopscotch is a 1980 Cold War era comedy-drama starring Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson. Former CIA field agent and officer, Miles Kendig (Matthau) is on a personal mission to publish an explosive memoir that will expose the “dirty tricks” of Myerson, his obnoxious, incompetent, and profane former boss at the Agency.  Myerson, aided by Kendig’s own protégé, Jay Cutter, repeatedly attempts to capture the former agent but are foiled by Kendig as he cleverly stays one step ahead of his pursuers in a chase that hopscotches around America and England.  Kendig’s penchant for listening to (as well as humming) "Non Più Andrai" and other works by Mozart adds an interesting bit of cultural sophistication as he plans and carries out his evasive maneuvers. 105 min., with subtitles

TUESDAY, JUNE 19th, Lounge - 6:15 p.m.:  Good Night, and Good Luck is a 2005 historical drama directed by George Clooney and starring David Strathairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels.  It vividly portrays the conflict between the veteran radio and television journalist Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy, especially regarding the anti-Communist senator’s browbeating interactions with the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and Murrow’s acutely felt responsibility as a journalist to voice a clear dissent.  The film is shown in black and white, very much in keeping with the right-versus-wrong theme pervading it, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (for Clooney), and Best Actor (David Strathairn).  93 min., with subtitles

TUESDAY, JUNE 26th, Lounge - 6:15 p.m.:  Miss Potter (2006) is a biopic of the well-known children's author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter, that combines events of her own life with animated sequences featuring well-known characters such as Peter Rabbit.  Even as a young child, Beatrix (played by Renée Zellweger) has been assiduously drawing animals and making up stories about them, despite her parents’ failure to appreciate her artistic gifts.  By her early 30’s Beatrix gathers the courage to show a draft story to a London print house that assigns it, with some doubt, to a novice publisher, Norman Wayne (Ewan McGregor).  Well-deserved fame, as well as romantic author-publisher relationships follow in this highly scenic early-1900’s setting. 92 min., with subtitles  

TUESDAY, JULY 3rd, Lounge - 6:15 p.m.:  The Man who Never Was is a fact-based book of the same name by Ewen Montagu.  The film stars Clifton Webb as Montagu, a lieutenant commander in the British Navy during World War II, who participates in a tricky scheme to fool the Nazis. The plan involves locating a corpse, establishing an identity for it as an intelligence officer called Major Martin, and having the body float in the water just off the coast of Spain, bearing military identification and a fictitious description of a planned British invasion of Greece intended to distract the Nazis from picking up on the Brits’ actual plan to invade Sicily.  Before reaching a successful conclusion, the plot is complicated through the actions of a young woman named Lucy Sherwood (played by Gloria Grahame) and a German espionage agent Patrick O'Reilly (Stephen Boyd). 103 min., with subtitles

Please note - the Video Library information and the section about borrowing Great Courses videos from other residents have been noved to the Need to Know page.

 Off-Campus Events

PG POPS Orchestra

The Season Finale Concert of the PG Pops Orchestra will be on Saturday, June 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center (at PG Middle School just across Forest Avenue).  Click here for details!

The Pacific Grove Pops Orchestra consists of students and adult musicians.  For more information, visit the orchestra website at  

Gentrain - Wednesday lectures at MPC

The Gentrain program at MPC offers Wednesday lectures twice a month.  See their website for details.

Transportation from Canterbury Woods is provided.  Please sign up at the front desk.