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Weekly Events of Note


• EveryTuesday at 10:00am “What’s on Your Mind?” with David McArthur - 10:00am Chapel

• Every Thursday at 2:30pm in the Geer Village chapel; “A Matter of Balance” with the SVNA (balance class)

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Berkshire Painter Margaret Buchte Geer Village Artist of the Month

Margaret Buchte is a local resident of Great Barrington, MA, in the Berkshires and a self-taught artist who draws her inspiration from the beauty of the Berkshires and beyond. Streetscapes, historic buildings, places of interest along with nature also an irresistible draw as well as landscapes of mountains, rivers and seascapes. She also paints portraits of people in oils and pastels and charcoal. Mediums that she enjoys working in are oils, pastels and charcoal. Margaret has displayed her work with the Lenox Fine Art Gallery for five years until they closed. She has had solo exhibition shows at Berkshire South, Great Barrington; Lee Library; Mason Library in Great Barrington and the Douglas Library in Canaan, CT. CTSB TV showed two televised interviews on Margaret discussing her artwork on two different occasions. One was held at her solo show at Berkshire South and the other was held in the Lee Library. Margaret's work has been accepted in numerous juried shows in the Berkshire area, most recently, the Berkshire Arts Festival, and her painting titled 'Finding A Good Spot' was displayed on one of the Berkshire Arts Festival's posters. Margaret continues to paint with a 'Quirky Twist' for her subject matter with much enthusiasm and the diversity of her work comes through in a most delightful way. Margaret’s work will be on display at the Gallery at Geer Village located just off the Great Hall on the 1st floor, throughout the month of November

















Saturday, Nov. 1

Pianist Matt Valenti in Concert- 10:30am Chapel

Matt Valenti Plays Geer Village

Matt has been delighting audiences at the piano and violin professionally for over 43 years. This talented musician can play virtually any song requested as he knows thousands and thousands of songs, and if he doesn't know one, all he has to do is listen to a request once and he can play it! He can play jazz, ballads, contemporary, pop, show tunes, movie themes, fiddle tunes and Broadway hits. Matt also performed with top 40 bands, most notably Soundesign. Matt is a current member of the Warner Theatre Orchestra, and is a former member of the prestigious Litchfield Chamber Orchestra and the Torrington Symphony. Matt has lived in Connecticut all his life, and has written and music directed many shows at the Warner Theatre. He plays weddings, both the ceremony and the reception. He is also a church organist who can play the wedding ceremony as well. From Bach to Rock, from movie themes to Broadway, from Sesame Street to The Devil Went Down to Georgia, and from Duke Ellington to The Beatles, whatever your guests ask for, Matt will deliver! Mr. Valenti will be performing at Geer Village Saturday, November 1st at 10:30am.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

The Douglas Library presents “Words & Conversations” hosted by Norma Colman- 2:00 2nd Fl. Conference Room

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Corey Bush & Friends in Concert 7:00pm Hollenbeck Room

Friday, Nov. 7

The rotator cup with A. Martin Clark MD- 1:00pm Hollenbeck Room

Geer Village Health Series

Rotator Cuff Injuries and Shoulder Pain

A. Martin Clark, MD Orthopedic Surgeon Regional Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Friday, November 7th, 1:00pm
Hollenbeck Room
No Charge• Open to All
RSVP at 860-824-3820
by November 5th



















Wednesday, Nov. 12

Sentimental Journey in Concert- 7:00pm Hollenbeck Room

Geer Village Writer’s Workshop

With Cindy Knoebel
Wednesday, Nov. 12th
1:15pm– 2:45pm

Have a story you’ve written, or want to write? Eager to get started on that memoir or personal essay? Bring your work– whether just a few paragraphs or several pages– to share at our upcoming Writer’s Workshop and receive supportive, constructive feedback. All levels welcome!

Attendance is limited to 10 participants so please register w/ Scott Zbell by November 9th

Sunday, Nov. 16

Pianist james Johnston & violinist Patti Kilroy in concert- 2:30pm Hollenbeck Room

Pianist James Johnston to Perform with Violinist Patti Kilroy

James Johnston is an American musician who enjoys an active and varied career as a pianist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger. Trained at The Juilliard School and Yale University, Mr. Johnston channels his varied skills and creativity into many diverse concerts and projects, including performing original cadenzas as soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony in Mozart's Concerto K.453, performing harpsicord in Elliot Carter's Double Concerto, arranging Appalachian Spring for his quintet Proteus, and writing electronic music for his rock quartet Electric Kompany.

As a composer, Mr. Johnston's early composition for Violin and Piano placed nationally in the Reflections Arts Contest, and his orchestral tone poem ‘Rooms’ was recorded by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen Arts Festival. Recent premiers include a performance of his flute solo ‘Pecking Order’ by flutist Liz Jensen at the Tenri Gallery in New York and 'Tongue Tied' for violin duo at Spectrum in New York. His first complete record of compositions will be released later this year. Mr. Johnston has also arranged a variety of pieces for his ensembles, including Debussy’s ‘Afternoon of a Faune’, Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’, the ‘Three Preludes’ of George Gershwin, Webern’s transcription of Bach’s ‘Ricercar’ from the Musical Offering, Eric Dolphy’s ‘Hat and Beard’, and ‘We Won’t Get Fooled Again’ by the Who. Mr. Johnston received his Doctoral diploma from the Manhattan School of Music and currently lives in New York.

Violinist Patti Kilroy is a doctoral student at NYU Steinhardt studying with Naoko Tanaka. She has also received her bachelor and masters degrees at NYU. Described as “intensely focused” by The New York Times, Patti specializes in performing music by living composers. Her group Cadillac Moon Ensemble, a mixed-instrumentation quartet dedicated to the advancement of adventurous new music, has commissioned over fifty works to date and has been described as a “commission-crazed young group” (Time Out New York) “with excellent ensemble awareness and phrasing” (The Examiner).

Patti and james will be performing together in the Great Hall of Geer Village on Sunday, November 16th at 2:00pm. Free and open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 17

Bruce Hazard in concert- 2:30pm Hollenbeck Room

Tuesday, Nov. 18

The Douglas Library presents “Words & Conversations” hosted by Norma Colman- 2:00 2nd Fl. Conference Room

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Bea Smith Clothing sale in the Great hall – 10:00am-3:00pm

Bea Smith’s Fashion Sale

Your Favorite Fashion Store of Westerly, RI comes to Geer Village Wednesday, November 19th 10:ooam in the Great Hall

Download  the full Geer Village Activity Calendar (PDF file) for November 2014 HERE.

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