Jack & Jacques: A Celebration of the Life of Dr. John D. “Jack” Welsh

Last night’s theatrical celebration in honor of the life of our dear friend, Jack, was an absolutely superb tribute.  There were musical selections from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, intertwined with the account of what it took to get this production on the stage, as well as tales of Jack’s life and loved ones. It was narrated by Bruce Miller and Phil Whiteway, with a surprise special guest performer (all 3 former students of Jack’s), along with four very talented local stage actors and three musicians.

There is one more performance at VA Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn (1601 Willow Lawn Dr., 23230) tonight, December 4th, at 7:00 pm, with a reception to follow. You don’t want to miss it.  Anyone who would like to attend can contact Hannah Miller at VA Rep by email (hmiller@virginiarep.org) or by phone (804-783-1688 ex. 1123).

There will also be one final performance at Westminster Canterbury on Tuesday, December 5th, at 7:30 pm.  If you would like to see it there, you will have to make arrangements with Westminster Canterbury or get a resident to host you.

We hope you can join us – Julie


Lecture on North Korea

Do the two words North Korea automatically make you nervous?  Do you need to know more about this enigmatic country?

David GompertCome at noon this Thursday, Nov. 9th, and hear “North Korea:  Dangerous End Game” at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary St. Rd. (lecture begins at 12:30).  Our speaker is the Honorable David Gompert, senior fellow of the RAND Corporation and distinguished adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Gompert has served as acting director of National Intelligence and, as such, has provided strategic oversight of the U. S. intelligence community.  He has published extensively on international affairs, national security, and information technology.  We are honored to have Prof. Gompert as our final speaker of the Open University’s fall session. Come and bring your friends.  There is no charge for first timers.


TSCOR Men’s and Women’s Groups

Did you know that TSCOR has both a Men’s and a Women’s Group? Well, we do! They both began just this past year and now have regular meeting times.

Our Men’s Group meets on the third Wednesday at a little lunch place called “Shore Dog” in the West End (435 N Ridge Road). Anyone interested in attending, respond by email to Jim Evans, jameslevans@yahoo.com.

Our Women’s Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at First Presbyterian Church (4602 Cary Street Road) in Room 218. There will also be “outings” scheduled in between regular meetings.  The group had lunch a couple of Fridays ago in Lakeside and will be discussing the possibility of another outing at the next meeting.  And speaking of the next meeting, it is tomorrow, October 12, where there will be a presentation by one of the members on Genealogy.  Come join us or email Julie, jadams@tscor.org.

We hope everyone interested will come give it a try!

Active Aging Week

This week is Active Aging Week and that’s exactly what we do at The Shepherd’s Center – Age Actively!  Why don’t you join us and Check Out the OU!  The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond offers one of the best lifelong learning opportunities in town – Open University (OU).  Attend a day of classes as our guest to discover if the OU is for you!

There are two opportunities this week:

  • Monday, September 25th from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway.
  • Thursday, September 28th from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road.

Click HERE to see the fall schedule. We look forward to seeing you at the OU!

Pssst! – Already a student?  This would be a great opportunity for you to bring a friend or neighbor with you (big grin) – Julie

Lunch and Life Update

Father Michael Renninger, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, will speak tomorrow, September 20th, on Angels, Saints…and Old Blue Eyes!-Spiritual Themes in Popular Lyrics.  Normally, our presentations are on the lower level of St. Mary, but for Father Renninger, we will be on the upper level of the church in the commons area outside the sanctuary.  Use the main entrance on the Gayton Road side of the building.  Bring a sandwich – the church will provide drinks and additional refreshments.  Doors open at noon and the talk will begin at 12:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please call TSCOR at 355-7282.  Thanks – Julie