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
Calendar Highlights February 2020
Metropolitan Opera – Porgy and Bess
- Saturday, February 1, 2019; departing at 12:20pm
Saturday Morning Talks – Climate Friendly Dairy Farming
- Saturday, February 8, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
UMass FAC – GuGu Drum Group
- Tuesday, February 11, 2019; departing at 6:45pm
Saturday Morning Talks – Discussion on Cannabis
- Saturday, February 15, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
Saturday Morning Talks – Democracy and the Rule of Law
- Saturday, February 22, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
Saturday Morning Talks – Treasures of Pompeii
- Saturday, February 29, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
- Every Sunday Afternoon in the Lobby – A different performer each week.
Weekly Activities of Interest
- Tuesdays at 3:00 P.M. in the Tavern
- Wednesdays at 9:00 A.M. meet in the Lobby to begin walk.
- Wednesdays at 2:00 P.M. in the Craft Room
- Wednesdays at 3:30 P.M. in the Meeting Room
Current Events Discussion Group
- Fridays at 4:00 P.M. in the Conference Room
Bi-Monthly Discussion Group
- Second and Fourth Monday at 4:00 P.M. in the Conference Room
Monthly Discussion Groups
- Second Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Craft Room
Democracy In Action
- First Monday at 4:00 P.M. in the Craft Room
- First Tuesday at 4:00 P.M. in the Craft Room
Calendar Highlights January 2020
- Saturday, January 4, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – Art and Politics During The Great Depression
- Saturday, January 11, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – Prospect Farms – High Sschool Performances
- Saturday, January 18, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – Connecticut River History and Prospects
- Saturday, January 25, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – Amherst Student Goes to War – Bob Romer
- Every Sunday Afternoon in the Lobby – Sunday Afternoon Concert Series-A different performer each week.
Calendar Highlights December 2019
- Saturday, December 7, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – Emily Dickenson / Toni Stone
- Saturday, December 14, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – Prospect Farms - Mushrooms
- Sunday, December 15, 2019; Valley Classical Concert
- Saturday, December 21, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – History of the Goodwin AME Church in Amherst
- Monday, December 23, 2019; Climate Change Discussion
- Join Residents to discuss the current climate situations and ways that we can make a difference.
Calendar Highlights November
- Friday, November 1, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Dealing with Dying and Death
- 12 actors will present Journey with Ed, the true story of a woman and her dying husband as they consciously and lovingly work through their final months together, finding comfort, meaning, even creating their own special rituals. It’s a story of love and loss, but also one of connection as a circle of dear friends offer their support through emails. Handouts include ways to provide comfort for the patient and support for the caregiver, even if you live far away.
- Friday, November 1, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Boston Police Strike of 1919
- Saturday, November 2, 2019; Reader to Reader Program
- Monday, November 4, 2019; Democracy in Action Group
- Guest Stan Rosenberg, former Mass. State Senate president, will focus, in particular, on issues of voting and gerrymandering. Please join us in the Craft Room.
- Friday, November 8, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – 1800’s Massachusetts Architecture - Holyoke Mills and Canals
- This presentation focuses on the mills of the City of Holyoke, the first planned industrial community in the United States. Still known today as the Paper City, Holyoke was the largest paper manufacturing city in the world, producing an estimated 80% of the writing paper used in the U.S. It was also home to the world’s largest silk and alpaca wool mills as well as the most famous architectural firm specializing in water-driven mills.
- Friday, November 8, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Holger Cahill and American Art under the WPA
- We can all be glad that the WPA kept some artists from starving, but did anything of lasting value come out of federal support for visual art during the Great Depression? The common answer is “not much,” but the programs conceived by New Deal arts program director Holger Cahill suggest “quite a lot.” Who was this unlikely administrator and why are his achievements for American art mostly unrecognized now?
- Sunday, November 10, 2019; Valley Light Opera
- Van departs for the Northampton Academy of Music Theatre for the Valley Light Opera’s performance of “Camelot”
- Friday, November 15, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Techniques of Memoir Writing
- After 38 years of pediatric practice and a number of years writing about memorable patients, Fred has turned his pen toward his experiences as a patient and the parent of an adult child with serious illness. He will read two relatively brief essays, one about his own open-heart surgery, and one about his daughter’s successful battle with cancer.