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Bell House will be closed from February 26 through March 11 for the annual floor refinishing project.

 

Carolyn’s Corner Book Club at The Lexington Senior Center

The March reading, being announced here, will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, discussed on March 1 and 15

The acclaimed, bestselling author tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly – thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.

Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together

 

EVENTS

Monday March 5

Kort and the Lexington Senior Center are hosting a talk about the role of physical therapy in the battle against cancer on March 5 at 10 am.

 

Wednesday March 7

The Effective Caregiving Workshop Series is an informative and engaging four-part series on how to care for yourself while taking care of a seriously ill loved one at Bluegrass Care Navigators. March 7 will focus on Help with Everyday Activities: Bathing, Dressing and Transferring

 

Tuesday March 13

The Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch host Windows Basics on March 13 at 6:30 pm. Explore the newest version of Windows 10. Customize your Start menu, add shortcut icons, and personalize your desktop. Prerequisite: PC Basics or previous knowledge of earlier versions of Windows.

 

Wednesday March 14

The Effective Caregiving Workshop Series is an informative and engaging four-part series on how to care for yourself while taking care of a seriously ill loved one at Bluegrass Care Navigators. March 14 will focus on Safety First: Keeping Your Loved One Safe in the Home.

The Lexington Senior Center is taking a trip to Horseshoe Casino in Indiana on March 14.

 

Thursday March 15

The 16th annual Grandparents As Parents conference is March 15 at 8 am at the Clarion Hotel. Grandparents, relatives, and professionals are invited to attend. There are two presentations from featured speaker, Paris Goodyear-Brown, international speaker and therapist specializing in attachment and trauma. The conference also includes workshops, a resource fair, and legal and benefits consultations.

Magnolia Springs hosts a Monte Carlo Night on March 15 at 6:30 pm to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Play Blackjack, Poker, Roulette and other casino games. There will be a DJ, food and drinks, and raffle prizes. RSVP no later than March 14 by 5 pm.

 

Friday March 16

Miracle Ear Hamburg hosts a Smart Phone Class for Seniors on March 16 at noon.

 

 

Sunday March 18

Spend your afternoon eating cheesecake and playing games and trivia dedicated to “The Golden Girls” TV show. Come dressed in your best 1980s gear for a chance to win your very own cheesecake. 2 pm at Lexington Public Library (downtown)

 

Wednesday March 21

The Effective Caregiving Workshop Series is an informative and engaging four-part series on how to care for yourself while taking care of a seriously ill loved one at Bluegrass Care Navigators. March 21 will focus on Self-Care: Taking Care of Yourself So You Can Care for Others.

 

Wednesday March 28

The Effective Caregiving Workshop Series is an informative and engaging four-part series on how to care for yourself while taking care of a seriously ill loved one at Bluegrass Care Navigators. March 28 will focus on Discussion with the Experts: Get your questions answered by an expert panel, including a doctor, nurse and social worker.

 

This article also appears on page 16 & 17 of the March 2018 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. 

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