WHAT'S COMING UP

FOR PRIMETIME

Primetime is a church-based organization providing spiritual growth, service to others, and education. This program provides opportunities for social involvement and gives people a sense of community and support. Federated Church sponsors this program to help enrich the lives of its members and the wider community.


FEDERATED FORUM

SPEAKER SERIES

The Federated Forum meets on the second Monday of each month from September through June. It presents a diverse variety of interesting programs guaranteed to educate, entertain, challenge and even amuse those who attend.


We gather about 1:30 for "after-lunch" light refreshments and conversation. The programs start at 2 pm, always include a question & answer period, and conclude promptly at 3. 

What is coming up next?

 

Monday, May 13
1:30 pm Refreshments; 2:00 pm Program
Bell Street Fellowship Hall

 

Presenter: Marge Adler, pianist/arranger

Marge Adler is relied upon by colleagues across North America for her collaborative skills, keyboard mastery and eclectic approach.  Known as a "treasure with at least three hands," Marge was co-composer with the late Tom Luckay and music director for If Chagrin Could Sing, a CD of original songs about Chagrin Falls. She has collaborated in concert with David Cangelosi of the Metropolitan Opera and with Phillip Boykin of renown on Broadway. There were days in which Marge would change hats on I-71, after serving as organist for a Cleveland Indians game, to become harpsichordist for the Bach Festival at Baldwin Wallace University. 

 

Marge wrote and performed the musical score for the locally produced film, Exact Change, which was featured at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. Recently she served a residency as Guest Musical Director for St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church (Canyon Lake, TX), and as Guest Collaborative Artist for Cleveland Opera Theater's anniversary tribute to Leonard Bernstein.

 

 

PRIMETIME LUNCH OUT

Primetime Luncheons or Lunch Out Events are normally held monthly from September through June. 

What is coming up next?

Wednesday, May 29

Meet at 2 pm at Chagrin Falls Historical Society

(87 East Washington Street)

Come join us as we hear Marnie Albers, curator of the dolls at the Chagrin Falls Historical Society, talk about nine marionettes that were made by a group of young mothers from Federated Church back in the 1950s!
We will learn how these Marionettes came to be, who made them, and how they were used. Also, how much work it was to clean them up. It’s a very interesting story you won’t want to miss!


We will have some finger sandwiches and pastries along with tea, of course.


After Marnie’s presentation, we will have a tour of the museum. You will see painter Max Barnard’s work in the Bo Burr Community Room where we will have our presentation. Max Barnard completed over 2,000 works over a nearly 30-year period, using mostly house paint! At the same time, we’ll be able to experience their featured exhibit, The Wars through Their Eyes: Chagrin Valley Veterans.


Cost: $15.

Call 440.247.6490 by May 22 to RSVP.


UPCOMING TRIPS


TRIP TO: Severance Hall Tour

Tuesday, April 23

Depart from Family Life Center at 10:45 am

Severance Hall is a concert hall located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland. Named after patrons John L. and his sister Elisabeth Severance Allen Prentiss. The hall has been the home of the Cleveland Orchestra since its opening on February 5, 1931.

 

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the amazing décor and architecture. Check out the acoustics for yourself. We will have a tour guide take us through this wonderful building.

 

We will eat first at L’Albatros Brasserie bar in Cleveland.  Lunch is on your own.

 

 

Cost: $8

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by April 10.


TRIP TO: Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square 
TO SEE Million Dollar Quartet

Wednesday, May 15

Depart from Family Life Center at 11:00 am 

On December 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley fatefully found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio. The historic rock ‘n’ roll jam session that resulted was electrifying.

 

Step back in time to experience this irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations – which boasts powerhouse performances and an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.

 

Cost: $28

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by May 8. (Max 30 people)

 


TRIP TO: Wildwood Cultural Center - Swing Band Concert and Dinner at Molinari's

Wednesday, May 22

Depart from Family Life Center at 4:00 pm

On December 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley fatefully found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio. The historic rock ‘n’ roll jam session that resulted was electrifying.

 

Step back in time to experience this irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations – which boasts powerhouse performances and an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.

 

Cost: $28

RSVP to 440.247.6490 by May 8. (Max 30 people)

 


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BOWLING

1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays

2-4 pm

The Rollhouse in Solon

Join the Primetime crew for some bowling fun! We meet twice a month (three times on five-Thursday months).


All are welcome!

BRIDGE

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

12:30-3 pm

Bell Street Lounge

Players must sign up by 3:30 pm the Friday before! Sign ups after that time will be put on a sub list.


Remember to call ASAP if you find you can no longer attend. Only 28 players can be seated at
seven tables.


If interested, please call

Harriett Rogers at 440.247.5845 or Coline Kiehne at 440.248.8199.

SPIRIT WALK & ROLL

Monday-Friday

8-9 am

Family Life Center Gym

Come when you can and leave when you must. Walk at you own pace. Bring a buddy if you wish.


Warm inside in the winter; cool inside in the summer!

SAME BOAT FRIENDS

Last Wednesday of the month

5:15 pm

Meet at Bell Street for carpool

Same Boat Friends is a social dinner group for widowed men.  

 

Call Don Hoke at 440.338.8219 to join the crew. When you call, advise if you need a ride.

 

All widowed men are welcome.

SAME BOAT GIRLFRIENDS

Date varies from month to month

Call Jenny

Same Boat Girlfriends is a social dinner group for widowed women.

 

Contact Jenny Evans at 440.247.7101 or jenny8854@sbcglobal.net  for more information. Also, please tell Jenny if you’ll need a ride. Note: If leaving a message or sending an email, be sure to include your phone number so Jenny can contact you with any last minute updates.

 

Hope you can join us!

SEWING FOR HOSPICE

2nd Mondays

10 am

Bell Street Daily Bread Classroom

This group of women gather for chatting, laughing, coffee, oh and yes, very basic sewing for a very worthy cause.

 

They create pillows that patients at Hospice of the Western Reserve use as they journey through the final season of life. The little neck pillows are used for comfort. For hygienic reasons, the pillows are discarded after use so there is always a need for more.

 

The fellowship often includes some yummy treats. All are welcome.

TAI CHI

Mondays

10-11 am

Bell Street

The Tai Chi program at Federated is unique in that it has been designed for practitioners over 55 years of age. While participating, the practitioner is engaged in the mental and physical discipline required. Balance is improved and muscles are strengthened. Join at any time.


Sign up for an 8-week session for $120 single or $200 couple.


For information regarding
the instructor, Ed Niam, go to www.taichicleveland.com.