Met Opera Sign Up Sheets

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The Trips Committee has selected four operas, Aida, La Fanciulla del West, La Traviata, and Dialogues des Carmelites for Kendal trips by van to Met Opera HD Live Saturday transmissions during the 2018-2019 season.

Sign-up sheets will be available in the Trips Book on Tuesday, June 26 at noon. 

Details of ticket purchases, etc. are available in June 25 Spotlight

Further questions can be addressed to Jan Myers, Trips Commitee's Chairperson. 

New Trip

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The Trips Committee has announced a new trip to take place on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
This excursion will take the group to the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation in Mt. Kisko. 

This will be Kendal's second trip there with a free tour of this little known modern and contemporay collection of 3,000+ paintings and drawings acquired by William Louis-Dreyfus, a billionaire businessman, lawyer, poet and art collector. 

Sign-up will be in the Trips Book in the Activities Alcove.


Phantom of the Opera Returns

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After originating the role of Andre in the Broadway production of "The Phantom of the Opera," Cris Groenendaal went on to play "Phantom" some 860 performances with three major companies.

Cris and his wife Sue Anderson return to Kendal for another cabaret program of wonderful sophisticated music. This will be their third appearnce. 

Their performance will take place in the Gathering Room on Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 pm. 


Alfred Hitchcock Film Course

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This fall, on Sept. 11, 18, 25, and Oct. 2, Dr. Walter Srebnick will offer a course, "Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-Twentieth Century". 

The course will examine four films directed by Hitchcock over a span of 25 years.

The films to be addressed will be "The 39 Steps" (1935),  "Notorious" (1946), "Rear Window" (1954) and "Psycho" (1960).

Dr. Srebnick is a Hitchcok expert whose book "Scripting Hitchcock" was nominated for an "EDGAR" award in 2012. 

More information on the course will be available in August.

Trio d'Été Concert

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The Trio d'Été will be giving a concert at Kendal on June 24. 

This wonderful group of classical musicians will present a program of works by Beethoven, Max Bruch, William Eckfeld and Claude Debussy. 

The group normally consists of violin, piano and cello. For this performance a clarinet will be added. The Trio d'Été has been together for four years and will be making their first appearance at Kendal. Again, the concert will be Sunday, June 24 at 3:00 pm. 

New Trip to Guggenheim Museum


Jan Myers, the Chair of the ever-productive Trips Committee, informed us that a new trip to the Guggenheim Museum in NYC is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11.

The featured show will be "Giacometti" 1901-1966, a biographical exhibition of nearly 200 works by the Swiss artist best known for his sculptures of elongated human figures. Many of the works to be shown at the Guggenheim have never before been seen in the U.S.

As always, sign-up in the Activities Alcove for the trip is necessary.

Jan also advises us that there are short wait-lists for the June 21 Hudson River Cruise and the July 25 sojourn to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. 

Poetry Course


This is a "heads up" to let you know that New York educator and Kendal resident Jerry Tanklow will lead his second poetry course on August 7, 14, 21 and 28.

The course will cover Yeats and Other Greats, featuring works by four of the greatest poets of the 20th Century: Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot.

More information will be distributed in July. A sign-up sheeet will be available. Registration will be necessary as attendance will be limited to 15 people. 

Questions?  Speak to Jerry. 


Vision Help Group

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The newly formed Kendal Vision Help Group is sponsoring a lecture by Scott Christensen, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Foundation. This devastating disease has afflicted many seniors and needs attention. Mr. Christensen will address all the research and treatment possibilities in his talk.

The meeting will take place on Monday, June 25 at 3:00 pm in the Administration Conference Room on the C Level. Space is limited, so signing up in the Activities Alcove is necessary. 

Questions? Speak to Dot Bone.