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
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
School days, school days; Dear old Golden Rule days!
Open University begins Monday, September 18. If you haven’t seen the course schedule, CLICK HERE . We are looking forward to a great session and a wonderful year of learning together. Tell your family, friends and neighbors. Hope to see you there – Julie
Two of the Shepherd’s Center’s most popular speakers are Bill Lohmann, columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Ed Slipek, architectural historian and senior contributing editor of Style Weekly . Because of a family emergency on Wednesday, March 29th, Lohmann will be unable to speak on his assigned date. Ed Slipek, who was scheduled for April 5th at St, Mary, has agreed to switch his date with that of Bill Lohmann. We are pleased that we will keep both men on the schedule, although in a different order! Here, then, is the new schedule:
Wednesday, March 29: Ed Slipek on “Richmond Architectural Gems”
Wednesday, April 5: Bill Lohmann on “On the Road Again: More People, Places and Pie Around Virginia”. Lohmann will bring copies of his books to sell and to sign.
The other two great speakers in the Lunch and Life series: Curtis Monk, president and CEO of Commonwealth Public Broadcasting, and Craig Reynolds, director of the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, keep their original dates of April 12 and April 26, respectively.
All the excitement takes place at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road. Bring a bag lunch at noon. The church will provide beverages and desserts The talks begin at 12:30.
PS – Spring Session begins TODAY! Hope to see everyone – Julie
This Thursday, March 10, at First Presbyterian Church, our lunch speaker will be Adam Goehle, ESL Teacher, presenting Total Immersion in Istanbul. Lunch begins at noon and the talk starts at 12:30.
Good Day Everyone!
There is the possibility of inclement weather on Monday, February 15. Monday is also Presidents’ Day and the city schools are closed, so we do not have their decision to determine whether we are closed. So this is our inclement weather plan for Monday:
We are keeping our eye on the forecast and will make a decision Sunday evening. This decision will be posted on our website. If we are closed, it will also appear on the scroll of the local television stations.
Stay warm over the next couple of days and check on your older neighbors! -Julie
So sorry – This is the truly correct correction!
Dr. Bryan will speak at St. Luke Lutheran on Monday, Feb. 1; at St. Mary Catholic on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and at First Presbyterian on Thursday, Feb. 11–all at 12:30. Benjamin Ross, church historian of Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church, will be our speaker on Feb 4th.
(Note to self – Don’t make corrections before you finish your first cup of tea! – The E.D.)
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the warmer weather while it’s here!