Music at the Meadows: Jenifer Joy
The exuberant, talented saxophonist Jenifer Joy – who many residents know as Jenifer Knippel in her previous appearances at Mountain Meadows – will return on Thursday, November 14 at 4 p.m. in the Mt. Ashland Room. She will be accompanied by accomplished pianist Nic Temple. Jenifer has a B.A. in saxaphone performance and composition from SOU and an M.M. in music technolgy from the University of Oregon. She has been active in elementary school music education programs and classical performance. Nic has earned a bachelors degree from SOU and a Master's Degree from London's Guildhall School of Music & Arts, and has premiered his compositions in local venues to enthusiastic response. Jenifer will perform several lively and haunting selections for the saxophone with piano accompaniment, and Nic will perform a solo piano selection.
Cabaret at The Meadows: The Grooveyard Trio
Mountain Meadows will be welcoming back The Grooveyard Trio on Friday, November 15, at 4 p.m. in the Mt. Ashland Room, with John Mattei on piano, Joe Cohoon on upright bass, and Gary "Chicken" Hirsch on drums. The group is well-known to our residents, having performed here three times this year. As usual, the Mt. Ashland Room will be transformed into a tablecloth and candlelight cabaret for the event, and snacks will be provided. Bring your own wine or other beverages for the performance; wine glasses will be provided. Make your reservation at the Front Desk. The cost – $7 per person – will be billed to your account.
Needle Felting Workshop
On Saturday, November 16, 2-5 PM in the Rogue Room, have fun creating personalized gnome sculptures or ornaments with Corbin Brashear, a local fiber artist. No experience is necessary to explore techniques of this dry-needle felting method using natural dyed loose wool, a special needle and a foam surface. Corbin’s work is exhibited in galleries and fine arts and crafts shows up and down the West Coast and can be viewed at wildandwoolyfeltworks.com. She takes delight in teaching creative fiber art workshops to students of all ages and abilities. Corbin, the daughter of residents Jerry Brashear and Pam Newton, lives in Williams, Oregon, and is often seen with her family having brunch with Jerry and Pam.
A sign-up sheet is available in the Red Binder at the Front Desk. This three-hour class, including all materials, is $35 for Mountain Meadows residents.
Friday Forum: Bob Pohl and the Volkswagen Beetle
Some residents may remember Bob Pohl's well-received Friday Forum presentation in 2009 on the history of the Volkswagen Beetle. With the production of the last VW Beetle in July of this year, it seems a fitting time to ask Bob to retell the story of the fascinating origins and life of the beloved little car, with even more pictures and another 10 years of history to add. You won't want to miss Bob's updated and entertaining history on Friday, November 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the Mt. Ashland Room.
The Holidays are just around the corner. The Meadowlarks Chorus has begun rehearsing for our Holiday Concert December 11. All Mountain Meadows residents are invited to join. All that is required is the ability to match pitch and carry your part with others in your section. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Rogue Room ~ Harriet Berman, Director