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FEATURED EVENTS OCTOBER 2014:


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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Every Friday in October at 10:00am in the chapel: “Music Together” with Tom Hooker Hanford (intergenerational musical explorations)


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Sunday, Oct. 5

World Music with the Hevreh Ensemble in concert - 1:00pm Hollenbeck Room

The Hevreh Ensemble: Creating Original World Music

The Hevreh Ensemble was formed in 2001 when Oboist Judith Dansker gathered a group of highly acclaimed musicians to perform a concert for Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington, MA. The ensemble performs original contemporary American compositions by group member and composer Jeff Adler. The works are often inspired by themes from Religious and Racial Tolerance, World Peace and Environmental Sustainability, and combine classical, jazz and world music elements. The wide and varied instrumentation includes the innovative use of Native American Flutes along with: Oboe, Oboe D’amore, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Native American Flutes, World Percussion, Keyboard and Shofar.

The group has performed widely at such places as the Northampton Center for the Arts, St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery ( NYC), The National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, WAMC-Northeast Public Radio, WNPR-CT Public Radio, Synagogue for the Arts- NYC, Harlem School of the Arts and the Hudson River Museum.

The group consists of Jeff Adler- Bass, Clarinet, Native American Flutes, Soprano Saxophone. Jeff is a prolific composer and woodwind musician from New York City. Judith Dansker- Oboe, Oboe D’Amore, English Horn and Native American Flute. Judith studied at Julliard, where she studied with renowned oboist Robert Bloom. She is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician, and is currently Professor of Oboe studies at Hofstra University. Laurie Friedman- Clarinet, Native American Flutes, Shofar and Percussion. Laurie holds the Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she was a scholarship student of Leon Russianoff. Ms. Friedman is currently professor of Clarinet Studies at Hofstra. Adam Morrison- has completed studies in piano and composition at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, and later earned an M.F.A. in World Music Studies at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. Adam is a founding member of the jazz-rock band “Tslil Shache”.

We are honored to have the Hevreh Ensemble back to Geer Village on the afternoon of Sunday, October 5th. The performance will be held in the Hollenbeck Room and begin at 1:00pm. Free and open to the public. We are honored to have the Hevreh Ensemble back to Geer Village on the afternoon of Sunday, October 5th. The performance will be held in the Hollenbeck Room and begin at 1:00pm. Free and open to the public.

More about Hevreh here http://hevrehensemble.com/.

 


Monday, Oct. 6

Willie Nininger in Concert - 2:30pm Hollenbeck Room

Flat Picking Legend Willie Nininger Returns in September

A mainstay of the Greenwich Village Folk Scene in the 70's and 80's, Willie has M.C'd and performed in the legendary Fast Folk Musical Revues, played clubs and concerts across the U.S., wrote and performed the title song for the Winter's Night compilation CD that inspired the still popular Winter's Night concert tours, wrote songs for the Captain Kangaroo show and kids TV specials, perennially won the Folk City Bob Dylan imitator's contests, developed a reputation as a great folk humorist and gained notoriety as a top flatpick guitarist with his solo acoustic bluegrass version of the William Tell Overture (you have to hear it to believe it). The New York Post calls him "an all-smiling downright charming performer who gets more enjoyment out of doing his musical thing than anyone else in recent memory". The Boston Herald said of Willie, "Nininger was hilarious in and between songs, displaying a sly and daffy wit".During visits to Europe in the early 90's Willie gained such a following that he pulled up stakes and moved to Switzerland where he was based while playing and recording for several years. Equally successful over there, Willie won national Entertainer of the Year awards and played well over a hundred dates a year in clubs, theaters and at large summer music festivals performing solo and with his Europe-based band. In 2002, Willie returned to the United States to pick up where he left off.

Whenever Willie is in town, a foot stomping good time is sure to follow. He performs at Geer Village Monday, September 6thy at 2:30pm

 


Tuesday, Oct. 7

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


Weds. Oct 8

The Sharon Audubon presents Feeding Winter Birds” - 2:00pm Hollenbeck Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday, Oct. 12

The Hotchkiss School presents “Songs for Smiles’ in Concert - 2:00pm Hollenbeck Room


Monday, Oct. 20

Edutainer Jeffrey Engel presents a classical music history program on Richard Strauss

More about Jeffrey Engel here http://www.jeffreyengel.net/


Tuesday, Oct. 21

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


Wednesday, Oct 22

“Knee Pain & Arthritis w/ Mike Mangini” - 3:00pm Hollenbeck Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE PHYSICAL THERAPY PRESENTATIONS ON MANAGING PAIN OF THE KNEE, HIP AND ARTHRITIS

(CANAAN, CT) Geer Outpatient Physical Therapy is sponsoring Top Ten Ways to Manage Pain of the Knee, Hip and Arthritis in two programs, free to the public. You will learn ways to reduce pain and stiffness; improve strength and mobility; and enhance your walking and quality of life. The presenter will be Michael Mangini, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist, Orthopedic Physical Therapy at Geer Outpatient Physical Therapy.

The programs will take place in the Hollenbeck Room at Geer Village. Knee Pain and Arthritis will be presented on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., and Hip Pain and Arthritis will be presented on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

No charge, and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at 860-824-3820 or steddick@geercares.org by the Monday before each event.

 


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Wednesday, Oct 29

“Hip Pain & Arthritis w/ Mike Mangini” - 3:00pm Hollenbeck Room

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NOVEMBER 2014: Looking ahead...


Friday, November 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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