Applewood Upcoming Events

With so much to do, how do Applewood residents stay informed about the day's events? That's easy. They simply turn on their televisions to the Applewood channel to see today's announcements at Applewood.

All events (unless otherwise noted) take place at:
Applewood
1 Spencer Drive
Amherst, MA 01002
For more information call: (413) 253-9833


September 2017

Fitness with Brent

  • Every Monday and Wednesday at 10:15A.M. in the Fitness Center
    • Brent, who is a licensed personal trainer, conducts a balance and strengthening program using hand weights and Thera bands.

Fitness with Althea

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00A.M. in the Fitness Center
    • Althea is an Applewood resident who has been certified to teach a “Silver Sneakers” class which consists of a variety of chair and standing exercises using hand weights, Thera bands and one’s own body weight.

Current Affairs

  • Every Friday at 4:00P.M. in the Conference Room
    • Carlyn Immerman is the moderator for a discussion group regarding local and world events.

Calendar Highlights

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

  • Saturday, September 2, 2017; from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. in the Tavern
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast.

Promoting Diversity Group

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017; at 4:00 P.M. in the Craft Room
    • Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and present ideas.

Dr. Seuss Museum Trip

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017; Van Departs at 9:30 A.M. for Springfield, MA
    • Group tour at 10:30 A.M. of the museum followed by lunch at the Red Rose Restaurant.

Piano Music with Margery Forbes

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017; at 6:30 P.M. in the Lobby
    • Come hear Margery’s selection of music.

Dinner and Dancing at Dusk (Celebrating Applewood’s 26th Anniversary)

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017; from 4:00 – 7:30 P.M. under the Tent

Congress and The Current State of Affairs

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • John Olver, retired United States Congressman will speak about his career and the current situation in congress.

Tuesday Night Together: State Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017; at 7:30 P.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Representative Goldstein-Rose will speak on “my first years as a State Representative”.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Elementary Schools

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • John Heffernan is currently Technology and Enrichment Teacher at the Anne T. Dunphy School in Williamsburg, MA. John Heffernan was previously an Educational Technology Consultant for the Collaborative for Educational Services. John taught third grade in Amherst, MA for seven years. John was a Principal Software Engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation.

Music at Amherst Parrelles Series

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017; Van Departs at 7:15P.M. for Amherst College
    • The Anat Cohen Quartet

Meet and Greet with Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose

  • Monday, September 18, 2017; at 2:00 P.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Representative Goldstein-Rose will hold office hours at Applewood for residents and guest to meet and ask questions regarding his first year in congress.

Poker and Chance

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Ashley Adams will speak on poker and chance.

Hearing Aid Clinic

  • Tuesday September 26, 2017; from 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. in the Wellness Center
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP will be available for hearing aid assistance.

Wellness Program with Vivien Weiss

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017; at 1:30 P.M. in the Craft Room
    • Vivien is a licensed mental health counselor will give a presentation on mental health and facilitate a discussion with all who are interested.
Tavern on the Hill

Dinner at Tavern On The Hill

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017; Van Departs at 4:45 P.M. for Easthampton, MA
    • Join your friends and neighbors for a delightful dinner and magnificent views of the valley

Wellness Program – Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017; at 4:00 P.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Presentation about the program that provides the permanently disabled with access to the telephone network.

Author of Books 1491 and 1493

  • Saturday, September 30; 2017; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Charles Mann will discuss books on history.

Prior Events

August Calendar Highlights

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017; Tour Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing
    • Join your Applewood friends and neighbors to see what the other Loomis Communities have to offer that you may participate in.
  • Thursday, August, 3, 2017; Book Discussion Group
    • Resident Lise Armstrong will lead a discussion regarding Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte.
  • Thursday, August 3, 2017; Eclectic Photography by Judith Ruderman
    • Come view Judith’s amazing photos and enjoy refreshments.
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017; Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast.
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017; Tanglewood and Lunch at the Red Lion Inn
    • Saturday Morning Rehearsal – Boston Symphony Orchestra with Christoph von Dohnayi, conductor and You-Yo Ma, cello will perform Mozart and Schumann
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 – Thursday, August 10; Antique Clothing Exhibit
    • Several Applewood residents have clothing from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s which will be on display for your viewing.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017; “Picasso: Encounters” Exhibit at the Clark Art Institute
    • “Picasso: Encounters explores Pablo Picasso’s (1881–1973) experimentation with large-scale printmaking, featuring thirty-five prints and three paintings. The exhibition, which includes important paintings on loan from the Musée national Picasso–Paris, addresses his creative process, his collaborative efforts in print production, and the muses that inspired him.”
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017; Diversity Summer Reading Project
    • Books being discussed are: Coates, “Case for Reparations” and/or Wilkerson: "The Warmth of Other Suns".
  • Friday, August 18, 2017; Bridge of Flowers and Glacier Potholes
    • Take a ride through the hill towns and gaze upon the beautiful bridge of flowers and see the glacier potholes which were formed 14,000 years ago and learn about this areas rich history. Followed by lunch at the Ashfield Lake House.
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017; New Century Theater Presents: “39 Steps”
    • “Two parts vaudeville style comedy, one part classic Hitchcock masterpiece, and a dose of edge-of-your-seat spy thriller, THE 39 STEPS is a raucous whodunit for theatre lovers everywhere. A man with a boring life meets a mysterious woman and is soon embroiled in international espionage culminating in a death-defying finale. This Tony Award-winner is a fast-paced delight packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 characters played by just four actors. The New York Times calls it, “Theatre at its finest!... Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock's film is fast and frothy." THE 39 STEPS, with its wildly inventive stagecraft, is an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.”
  • Tuesday August 22, 2017; Hearing Aid Clinic
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP will be available for hearing aid assistance.
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017; Tour of Loomis House and Loomis Village
    • This is an opportunity to see what these two Loomis Communities offer and how you can participate in their services and/or amenities.

July Calendar Highlights

  • Saturday, July, 1, 2017; Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast.
  • Sunday, July 2, 2017; Sunday Afternoon Concert
    • The Mark Fraser Trio will perform
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017; 22nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration
    • Program consists of readings from several historical documents and reenactments of histori cal characters along with a band and songs honoring America.
  • Sunday, July 9, 2017; New Century Theater Presents – “The Foreigner”
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017; Afternoon Concert
    • Akiko Sasaki and Students will perform with the piano and string instruments.
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017; Yale University Art Gallery Trip
    • Enjoy the exhibit and then lunch at Zinc, “a new American farm-to-table cuisine with a slight Asian slant in sleek, chic décor.”
  • Tuesday July 18, 2017; Hearing Aid Clinic
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP will be available for hearing aid assistance.
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017; Eastside Grille – Dinner
    • Join your friends and neighbors or a dinner out.
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017; Quabbin Reservoir Trip
    • The Quabbin Staff with give a presentation and introduction regarding Quabbin at the Visitors Center followed by a drive around the property, stopping at key points to view the natural surroundings.
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017; New Century Theater Presents – “Hold These Truths”

June 2017

  • Saturday, June 3, 2017; Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast.
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017; What’s New At WNPR
    • Jill Kaufman has been reporting, producing features and commentaries, and hosting shows at NEPR since 2005. Before that she spent almost 10 years at WBUR in Boston, five of them producing PRI’s “The Connection” with Christopher Lydon. In the months leading up to the 2000 primary in New Hampshire, Jill hosted NHPR’s daily talk show, and subsequently hosted NPR’s All Things Considered during the South Carolina Primary weekend. Right before coming to NEPR, Jill was an editor at PRI's The World, working with station based reporters on the international stories in their own domestic backyards. Getting people to tell her their stories, she says, never gets old.
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017; Dehydration (How to prevent it and what can happen if you don’t recognize it)
    • Presented by Encompass Home Care and Rehabilitation.
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017; Veterinary Research
    • Cynthia Pekow, D.V.M. Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Washington will discuss researcher training and education in humane laboratory animal care and use, as the foundation for sound research. Training is available to all personnel on gentle, safe methods of handling and restraint, as well as on research techniques that prevent or minimize animal discomfort. Effective education methods include hands-on laboratories using models and animals, problem-based learning and computer-based training, alongside texts, work-books, lectures and discussions.
  • Tuesday June 13, 2017; Hearing Aid Clinic
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP will be available for hearing aid assistance.
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017; Springfield Materials Recycling Facility Tour
    • The Applewood Greening Committee is interested in seeing how and where the building’s recycling is handled.
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017; Dinner at the Blue Heron
    • Join your friends and neighbors for a delicious dinner out.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2017; Boston Museum of Fine Arts – “Matisse in the Studio”
    • “Henri Matisse—who revolutionized 20th-century art—believed that a treasured group of objects was instrumental to his studio practice. “Matisse in the Studio” is the first major international exhibition to examine the importance of Matisse’s personal collection of objects, offering unprecedented insight into the great artist’s creativity. See these rare pairings of Matisse’s major works with objects of inspiration in “Matisse in the Studio” in its only US venue at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.”
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017; Annual Resident and Staff Family Picnic
    • Enjoy your friends and family at an outdoor barbecue with music and dancing with the “Horse Mountain Jazz Band”.