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Highlighted Events for this Week

Mon., July 16 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Wed., July 18 4:00 p.m. Young Artists Showcase - Bach Fest Students - Auditorium (flyer)
Sun., July 22 6:15 p.m. Sunday Night Concert - Beethoven's Triple Concierto y Fantasia Coral - Lounge (flyer)

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

Upcoming Events

Mon., July 23 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Tue., July 24 10:15 a.m. Exploring Technology with Alice - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Wed., July 25 10:00 a.m. Art with Julie - Crafts Room (flyer)
Wed., July 25 4:00 p.m. Todd Samra - Music Matters - Lounge (flyer)
Thu., July 26 4:00 p.m. Karen @ the Keys - Lounge
Mon., July 30 1:00 p.m. Jo D'Addea's 90th Birthday and The Tap Bananas - Auditorium (flyer)
Mon., July 30 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Tue., July 31 1:00 p.m. Beth Robinson's Retirement Celebration - Pie & Coffee - Rose Garden (flyer)
Wed., August 1 4:00 p.m. Beth & Bill - Lounge
Mon., August 13 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Wed., August 15 4:00 p.m. Michael Sanders, Pianist - A Little Night Music - Lounge (flyer)
Sat., August 18 11:00 a.m.  Canterbury Recorders Concert - Lounge
Mon., August 20 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Mon., August 27 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Mon., September 3 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Mon., September 10 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - Canterbury Room (flyer)
Mon., September 17 4:00 p.m. Great Courses - Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - Canterbury Room (flyer)
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.

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, JULY 17th, Lounge - 6:15 p.m.:  The Music Man is the cinematic (1962) version of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical of the same name that burst onto the stage in 1958 and ran for over 1,300 performances, featuring such memorable songs as “Seventy-Six Trombones” and “Since There was You.” It also made a certain personal moniker [to be mentioned below] an integral part of America’s popular lexicon.

The story begins with the sudden visit of a talented con artist named Harold Hill (played by Robert Preston) to the fictional town of River City, Iowa.  Harold’s nefarious scheme is to talk up the formation of a youth marching band in which the parents pay him exorbitant prices for the musical instruments and uniforms, with Harold in turn promising to provide expert, instrument-specific instruction for each aspiring musician.  To be discovered, but only considerably later, Harold knows absolutely nothing about music or music teaching.

The scheme proceeds apace as Harold inveigles the town’s residents to assist him in diverse and amusing ways, with each scene accompanied by appropriately themed songs and highly sophisticated choreography.  The plot thickens when the young and attractive but not yet married Marian, the town’s Librarian [got it now?] played by Shirley Jones has serious doubts about Harold’s authenticity.  In keeping with her character and professional training, Marian carries out the scholarly research that confirms this.

Following a good number of ups and downs in which Harold is alternately praised and chastised by various townspeople for diverse reasons, the movie concludes with a community-wide meeting in the town hall, at which the band members undertake to play the one tune they have struggled to learn by themselves (Beethoven’s Minuet in G).  Marian, to whom Harold has abjectly confessed, prods him to conduct the group nonetheless, which he attempts to do with a wavering stick as a baton.  Amazingly, this short and acoustically painful performance is boisterously applauded by the audience members, who realize that their dear children have in any event “learned something” and have had fun doing so.  Harold and Marian triumphally march arm-in-arm toward the scrolling credits, with the sonic background of a professional concert band.  151 min., with subtitles

TUESDAY, JULY 24th, Lounge - 6:15 p.m.:  Play Misty for Me is a 1971 psychological thriller directed by Clint Eastwood, who also plays the role of Dave Garver, a disk jockey at the Carmel-by-the-Sea radio station KRML.   Dave is well known, both for his nightly broadcasts and for his daily hangouts at a local bar.  On one occasion, Dave notices an attractive (and as gradually revealed, psychotic) woman named Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter) who has been anonymously calling the station asking him to “play Misty for me.”  Following a mutually enjoyable one-night stand, Dave becomes annoyed and frustrated by Evelyn’s clearly aberrant behavior, which includes visiting his house uninvited, following him to work, and even attempting suicide when she feels herself abandoned by the love of her life.  Amid this growing imbroglio, including an attempt by Evelyn to kill him with a butcher knife, Dave comes in renewed contact with his prior girlfriend Tobie, a sweet and sensible woman who wants nothing more than for the two of them to marry and settle down together.  The plot advances in increasingly hair-raising ways, as Evelyn takes Tobie hostage, kills a police detective attempting to rescue her, and dies herself in a literally cliff-hanging manner.  Although not particularly refined from a technical standpoint, the movie adheres well to the scary, knife-wielding conventions of the thriller genre and in addition offers numerous scenes of the Carmel/Monterey Bay area as it appeared over four decades ago.  103 min., with subtitles

TUESDAY, JULY 31st, Lounge - 6:15 p.m.: The Terminal is a 2004 comedy-drama directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks as Viktor Navorski, a visitor to the U.S. from the fictional country of Krakhozhia, who is on a mission to New York to fulfill a promise made to his late father.  Speaking no English, Viktor arrives at the JFK Airport to learn that a sudden overthrow of his country’s government, juxtaposed with complex U.S. immigration and visa requirements, makes it impossible for him to exit the terminal until the Krakhozian political situation is resolved.  Over the next nine months, the resourceful Navorski manages to find an out-of-the-way place to sleep and set up home, score regular food and walking-around change (by mastering the returned cart reward process), and learn rudimentary and delightfully balkanized English.  Even more importantly, Navorski gain s the friendship of many lower-echelon employees who help him deal with the airport system in a variety of ways that culminate in his eventual release to a slushy winter New York where he is finally able to follow through on his filial promise.  (A watching hint: Keep track of the peanut can that Navorski so carefully shepherds throughout.)   128 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

Bach Festival Young Artists' Showcase (flyer)

Saturday, July 21, 2:30 p.m.
Sunset Center Theater

The Carmel Bach Festival Young Artists Competition recognizes talented young musicians from the Central Coast. This showcase presents accomplished young soloists, pianists, instrumentalists, vocalists, and chamber ensembles performing on the Sunset Center main stage.

PG POPS Orchestra

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.