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Monday, December 1

Jeffrey Engel’s “What You Don’t Know About the Nutcracker” 2:30pm Chapel

















Tuesday, December 2

Rachel Gall Violin Student’s Recital- 10:00am Great Hall








The Douglas library presents ‘Words & Conversations” hosted by Norma Colman - 2:00pm 2nd Fl Conference Room

Thursday, December 4

The Salisbury Congregational Hand Bell Choir - 7:00PM Hollenbeck Room











Friday, December 5

Opening Art Reception for the Canaan Art Guild 3:00pm Country Kitchen

Saturday, December 6

Geer's Holiday Bazaar













































Monday, December 8

Larry Moore of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY presents ‘Tools of the Trade” the history of baseball as told through it’s equipment and technology - 2:00pm Hollenbeck Room

















Tuesday, December 9

The Geer Singers Holiday Concert - 7:00pm Hollenbeck Room











Wednesday, December 10

Willie & Jan Nininger in Concert - 2:30pm Hollenbeck Room

Thursday, December 11

The Geer Village Holiday Tree Lighting with the Salisbury Brass & Hot Chocolate Society - 4:00pm Great Hall

Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Presentation by Mike Mangini, PT, DPT - 3:00pm Hollenbeck Room




















Friday, December 12

Timeless with Lucinda Franks 1:30pm Hollenbeck Room

In this beautifully rendered literary memoir, Lucinda Franks, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, tells the intimate story of her marriage to New York’s District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau, one of the great men of our time. When Lucinda interviewed Bob for The New York Times, the two took a while to understand they had fallen in love. Franks, However, was a radical, self-styled hippie who chained herself to fences, trespassed on government property and had poured pig’s blood on draft files. Morgenthau was a famous lawman, a symbol of the establishment, who could have put her in jail. She was twenty-six. He was fifty-three. Now, thirty-six years into a marriage that was never supposed to happen, one between two people as deeply in love as they are different, they are living proof that opposites – old vs. young, Jew vs. Christian, radical vs. moderate – can forge an irresistible life bond.

In Timeless Franks offers a confidential tour of their unconventional years together, years that are both hilarious and interlaced with suspense. At the same time, she takes us behind-the scenes of some of Morgenthau’s most famous cases, many of which she helped him brainstorm: the discovery of how prosecutors and police bungled the Central Park jogger case; the outrageous happenings behind the Astor elder abuse case; how he found out Arthur Goldberg had had a lover who was a Soviet spy and secretly stopped his promotion to Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. Morgenthau repeatedly broke precedent, making new law, reaching past his jurisdiction to thwart terrorism and white collar crime. His crusade against the death penalty helped end executions in New York State. To the fury of museums everywhere, his swift seizure of an Egon Schiele painting from the walls of the Museum of Modern Art and its return to the family of a Holocaust survivor, set off a unique international landslide to find art looted by the Nazis and give Jews back their heritage.

A compelling memoir that calls to mind Ann Patchett’s This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, with piercing insight into how a relationship grows and develops over a lifetime, Timeless grants us an enlightening window into one of New York’s most famous yet defiant and iconoclastic couples, and the trials and successes of their union.

Lucinda will at Geer Village to discuss her new memoir on Friday, December 12th at 1:30pm.














Tuesday, December 16

The Douglas library presents ‘Words & Conversations” hosted by Norma Colman - 2:00pm 2nd Fl Conference Room

Wednesday, December 17

Doug Schmolze in Concert - 2:30pm Hollenbeck Room











Thursday, December 18

Tom’s Jewelry Sale in the Great Hall 10am-2pm

Sentimental Journey in Concert - 7:00pm Hollenbeck Room

Friday, December 19

12/19 A Celebration of Creativity & Age with Author Sondra Zeidenstein - 2:3-pm Hollenbeck Room

A Celebration of Creativity in Age with Sondra Zeidenstein

Sondra Zeidenstein founded Chicory Blue Press more than twenty five years ago to celebrate the work of older women poets, and her new book “Speaking for Myself: Twelve Women Poets in their 70’s & 8o’s” is about twelve American women still writing and publishing poems throughout their senior years. Sondra followed the work of almost all of them for decades. About a year ago, Sondra told these writers about her plans for an anthology and asked them to send her a sheaf of recent work, ten or so poems written after they were seventy five years old. She explained she was not looking particularly for poems about aging, just poems written in age: what is in our hearts as old women poets looking ahead, back, and around. Sondra didn’t know what the resulting collection of sixty poems would look like, but you will be surprised by what is revealed by such a concentration of old women writers from a mostly silenced generation. Together they write about love, loss, justice, compassion, connectedness, art, and Creativity. Reading these poems (5 from each poet), we breathe in the company of writers who have something and important to tell us about life. The young and middle aged will be buoyed with hope and a sense of possibility for the future. The old will be stirred and affirmed by the depth of compassion with their peers.

Sondra; author, poet, editor, and publisher, will be at Geer Village on Friday, December 19th at 2:30pm to read from and discuss this latest project. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, December 30

The Douglas library presents ‘Words & Conversations” hosted by Norma Colman - 2:00pm 2nd Fl Conference Room

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