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Mirowitz Center February 2020 events! Please help spread the word! :-)

Susan Kemppainen
 

At https://schedulesplus.com/covplace/kiosk/dspschedules.do you can view and sign up for the classes and events coming soon. Take a look and register today! Movies and game times do not require registration, only programs and special events. "Like" and "follow" the Mirowitz Center FB page for updates! All the listed programs take place at the Mirowitz Center in Covenant Place II Cahn Family Building, 8 Millstone Campus Drive.

 

Wednesday – February 5, 3:00-4:00pm

029 - What is the Link Between Hearing and Keeping Your Brain Active?

Many studies indicate a link between hearing loss and declining brain function. However, it is unknown if these two symptoms of aging merely occur at roughly the same time as a person ages. Current studies address the effects that hearing aids may have on your brain and whether they can prevent or reverse cognitive decline. Doctor of Audiology Brie Noud, from the Center for Hearing and Speech, explores these questions in her no-cost presentation.

 

Friday – February 7, 9:30am 10:30pm

Loaves of Love Challah Baking Workshop

Loaves of Love Challah Baking Workshop is a hands-on dose of goodness for the body, mind and soul. Not only will you learn the secrets of making the most delicious challah but you will get to take one home for yourself and one to share with a friend. Enjoy the smell and taste of baking delicious challah with family and friends without making a mess in your kitchen! Experience the opportunity to celebrate and engage in this ancient Jewish ritual and tradition that braids together family, fun and heritage. This program is co-sponsored by Chabad of Chesterfield. Cost $5.

 

Thursday – February 6, 1:00pm 3:00pm

Mirowitz Center Movies – Casablanca (1942)

A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco. Stars: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid |PG| Drama, Romance, War. Judy Newmark, the acclaimed, retired St. Louis Post-Dispatch Theater Critic, will introduce this film and host a discussion after the movie. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1.

 

Friday – February 7, 1:00pm 3:00pm

Mirowitz Center Movies – Downton Abbey (2019)

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century. Stars: Michelle DockeryMaggie SmithMatthew Goode |PG| Drama, Romance. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1.

 

Sunday – February 9, 4:00pm 5:30pm

Plant for the Future: A Multigenerational Tu B’Shevat Celebration

Celebrate the New Year for the Trees at our Tu B’shevat celebration. Tu B’shevat (the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat) celebrates our connection to the Earth. We’re throwing a birthday party for the trees, including making family trees, planting seeds, eating fruits, creating earth friendly crafts and more! Please let us know if you can join us by registering at https://www.jfedstl.org/events/treebirthdayThis no-cost program is co-sponsored by PJ Library, the J’s Family Center, and the St. Louis NORC.

 

Wednesday – February 12, 10:30am 11:15am

Come to the Cabaret – Jr. League Larks

Our Cabaret series features a variety of talented local performers to entertain you! The St. Louis Junior League Larks began rehearsing in 1972 under the direction of Nance St. James and Martha Stiehl. Their joyous sound and 4-part harmonies have been bringing musical joy to St. Louisans ever since. These 30 volunteer singers have performed at the JLSL Centennial Luncheon, the Siteman Cancer Center, The Muny, and the “We Sing for the Children” concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Refreshments served. Cost $5.

 

Wednesday – February 12, 7:00pm 8:30pm

St. Louis Hockey and a Championship for the Ages!

Join Mark Sophir, a St. Louis native, local attorney and a sports law professor at Washington University and St. Louis University, as he discusses his book, "My 52-year Journey with St. Louis Hockey and a Championship for the Ages." The book tells the story of the St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 season capturing its first Stanley Cup (a 300-1 proposition that Sophir bet on). The book also looks at the 52-year history of the team ad pays homage to its Jewish owners. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at this no-cost event via check or cash. Co-sponsored by FEL (Friends Enjoying Leisure).

 

Thursday – February 13, 1:00pm 3:00pm

Mirowitz Center Movies – An American in Paris (1951)

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Stars: Gene KellyLeslie CaronOscar Levant |Not Rated| Drama, Musical, Romance. Judy Newmark, the acclaimed, retired St. Louis Post-Dispatch Theater Critic, will introduce this film and host a discussion after the movie. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1.

 

Friday – February 14, 1:00pm 3:00pm

Mirowitz Center Movies – Southside with You (2016)  

The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side. Stars: Tika SumpterParker SawyersVanessa Bell Calloway |PG-13| Biography, Drama, History. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1.

 

Wednesday – February 19, 2:30pm 3:30pm

Better Business Bureau Presents Frauds & Scams Targeting our Community

Studies show that a person’s familiarity with a particular scam automatically lessens their chance of victimization by 75%. Education is the key to staying safe! This program helps you identity and prevent the top threats from fraudsters in our area. You will learn the anatomy of fraud and how different demographics of victims are targeted with different scams, understand the ways victims are tricked into turning over their money or identity, explore tactics that all fraud and scams have in common and recognize the top scams trending in our area today. We want to help you hang onto your hard-earned dollars! This program is co-sponsored with the St. Louis NORC; For RSVPs, call Laura at NORC: 314-442-3255.

 

Thursday – February 20, 1:00pm 3:00pm.

Mirowitz Center Movies – Dirty Dancing (1987)

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Stars: Patrick SwayzeJennifer GreyJerry Orbach |PG-13| Drama, Music, Romance. Judy Newmark, the acclaimed, retired St. Louis Post-Dispatch Theater Critic, will introduce this film and host a discussion after the movie. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1.

 

Friday– February 21, 1:30pm 3:00pm

OLLI Lecture – An American Painter in Paris

Now hosting programs from Washington University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the Mirowitz Center! Everybody has heard of Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School, but do you know who John Vanderlyn was? Come discover the life and fascinating career of one of the lesser known American painters, the first to receive formal training at the Fine Arts School in Paris, the first to establish an American art museum, the first get international acclaim, and the first to paint a “scandalous” female recumbent nude… Not to mention that he was a protégé of another extremely controversial figure, Aaron Burr. Oh my!  This class is taught by Anna Amelung (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). To register for these programs, please call the OLLI office at 314-935-4237 or go to osher.wustl.edu. Programs are free to OLLI members and $10 to new members.

 

Friday – February 21, 1:00pm 3:00pm

Mirowitz Center Movies – The Family That Preys (2008)  

Two families from different walks of life learn to work together. Stars: Kathy BatesAlfre WoodardSanaa Lathan |PG-13| Drama. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1.

 

Wednesday – February 26, 6:00pm 7:00pm.

Treble Makers Community Choir Concert -- Songs of Sinatra

The Mirowitz Center's "Treble Makers" Community Choir is a program you won't want to miss! Come listen to the sweet "Songs of Sinatra" and stay "Young at Heart," while you take a walk on the "Sunny Side of the Street!" No cost.

 

Thursday – February 27, 1:00pm 3:00pm.

Mirowitz Center Movies – It’s Complicated (2009)

When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried. Stars: Meryl StreepSteve MartinAlec Baldwin  |R| Comedy, Drama, Romance. Judy Newmark, the acclaimed, retired St. Louis Post-Dispatch Theater Critic, will introduce this film and host a discussion after the movie. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1.

 

Friday – February 28, 1:00pm 3:00pm

Mirowitz Center Movies – Judy (2019)

Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Stars: Renée ZellwegerJessie BuckleyFinn Wittrock  |PG-13| Biography, Drama, History. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1. 

 

 

Susan Kemppainen

VOLUNTEER/ACTIVITY PROGRAM COORDINATOR

MIROWITZ CENTER AT COVENANT PLACE

314-432-1610, ext. 1112   OFFICE

 

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St. Louis, MO 63146-6004

  

 

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