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:
1 Spencer Drive
Amherst, MA 01002
For more information call: (413) 253-9833

October 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

Music with Margery

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017; at 6:30 P.M. in The Lobby
    • Resident Margery Forbes will play her favorite tunes on the Piano.

Watercolor Class

  • Friday, October 6 – November 17; from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. in the Craft Room
    • Resident John Walker with conduct this class.

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017; from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. in the Tavern
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast.

Neurobiology Research

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Umass Professor Rolfe Karlstrom will discuss the work his laboratory team is working on at the University.

New York Metropolitan Opera Simulcast Presents – “Belllini:Norma”

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017;at 12:55 P.M. at the for Hadley Cinemark Theater
    • “Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule

Annual Fall Outing in the Orchard Arboretum

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 3:00 P.M. in the Orchard Arboretum, adjacent to Applewood
    • Enjoy the beautiful foliage, birds, mulled cider and Jim Mahoney’s Apple Cake.

Music at Amherst Series

  • Friday, October 13, 2017; Van Departs at 7:15 P.M. for Buckley Recital Hall/Amherst College
    • Jonathan Biss, Piano and Miriam Fried, Violin.

Senator Stan Rosenberg

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Senator Rosenberg will update the group on Massachusetts legislative issues.

New York Metropolitan Opera Simulcast Presents – “Mozart: Die Zauberflöte”

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017; at 12:55 P.M. at the Hadley Cinemark Theater
    • “Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.”

New England Public Radio

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Jill Kaufman, Senior Reporter and Producer will discuss what to expect from the station in the coming year.

Valley Classical Concerts Presents: Apple Hill String Quartet

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017; at 8:00 P.M. in Sweeney Concert Hall/Sage Hall, Smith College
    • “Since it’s founding in 2007, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire – including Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and Ravel – as well as for world premieres and commissioned pieces. As resident musicians at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, the Quartet is featured in the summer concert series held every Tuesday night at the Center in Nelson, N.H. These concerts attract hundreds of visitors and have become a mainstay of the Monadnock area summer music offerings.”

Arcadia Players Presents – “Viva Vivaldi”c

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017; at 4:00 P.M. at Grace Episcopal Church of Amherst, MA
    • “Two of Vivaldi’s best-loved pieces feature in our season-opener - The Four Seasons and Gloria, RV 489. Susanna Ogata is the brilliant violin soloist in the first work, a virtuoso display depicting crisp spring mornings, melting summer heat, autumn revelry and winter chills. We join forces once again with the excellent Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble for the Gloria.”

Prior Events

September Calendar Highlights

  • Saturday, September 2, 2017; Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast.
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017; Promoting Diversity Group
    • Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and present ideas.
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017; Dr. Seuss Museum Trip
    • Group tour at 10:30 A.M. of the museum followed by lunch at the Red Rose Restaurant.
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017; Piano Music with Margery Forbes
    • Come hear Margery’s selection of music.
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017; Dinner and Dancing at Dusk (Celebrating Applewood’s 26th Anniversary)
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017; Congress and The Current State of Affairs
    • John Olver, retired United States Congressman will speak about his career and the current situation in congress.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017; Tuesday Night Together: State Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose
    • Representative Goldstein-Rose will speak on “my first years as a State Representative”.
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Elementary Schools
    • 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.
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017; Music at Amherst Parrelles Series
    • The Anat Cohen Quartet
  • Monday, September 18, 2017; Meet and Greet with Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose
    • Representative Goldstein-Rose will hold office hours at Applewood for residents and guest to meet and ask questions regarding his first year in congress.
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017;Poker and Chance
    • Ashley Adams will speak on poker and chance.
  • Tuesday September 26, 2017; Hearing Aid Clinic
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP will be available for hearing aid assistance.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017; Wellness Program with Vivien Weiss
    • Vivien is a licensed mental health counselor will give a presentation on mental health and facilitate a discussion with all who are interested.
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017; Dinner at Tavern On The Hill
    • Join your friends and neighbors for a delightful dinner and magnificent views of the valley
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017; Wellness Program – Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program
    • Presentation about the program that provides the permanently disabled with access to the telephone network.
  • Saturday, September 30; 2017; Author of Books 1491 and 1493
    • Charles Mann will discuss books on history.

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”