February 11, 2015 Green Bag Winter World Mailing Wednesday, February 11 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Willows Place We need your help to prepare the Winter WORLD Newsletter for mailing. We will only stuff the newsletter (no stickers!). Please feel free to bring a friend! Beverages, snacks, and wonderful company will be provided. We greatly appreciate the time you share with us! WEDNESDAY BISTRO LUNCH BUFFET February 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Taco Bar John Ortberg Study Group Wednesday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. Swingley Lounge As a reminder to all who’ve attended the John Ortberg study group, this will be our last meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! Art & Stuff Club New Members Welcome! Wednesday, February 11 & 18 at 1:00 p.m. Art Center Wednesday afternoons Art and Stuff Club presents open studio painting from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. We invite you to come and play with our art stuff. Greeting card paper and paint provided. We are recruiting new participants!! We'll help or you can do your own thing. Please call Alice Rice at 815-624-7029 if you have any questions. Sing-A-Long Wednesday, February 11 at 2:30 p.m. Van Sickle Room Join Activities for singing classic songs we all love! This will be so much fun you won’t want to miss it! Grocery Shopping at Valli Thursday, February 12 Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 9:20 a.m. And the Town Center at 9:30 a.m. Please sign up with Guest Services at 815-3161500 for grocery shopping at Valli Produce. Seats are limited. Men’s Discussion Group Thursday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. Town Center Ziegler Auditorium C Calling all Wesley Willows Men! Please join our discussion group. This week, we welcome Wesley Willows’ very own Mark Ticknor! All Wesley Willows Men are welcome to attend! Fiddler on the Roof Thursday, February 12 Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 10:50 a.m. And the Town Center at 11:00 a.m. Bus is full. Call Amanda or Kristina at 815-3161594 with questions. A Day In History Thursday, February 12 at 3:00 p.m. Swingley Lounge Join us in a discussion about this month in history! All are welcome, the more the merrier! TRUE WEALTH: Exploring Ways to Make a Difference Thursday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. Ziegler Auditorium A Lisa Carter of Thrivent Financial will explore simple ways to make a meaningful donation to the charity you love through life insurance, IRAs and other financial holdings. Thursday Night Movie: The Notebook Town Center Auditorium Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. Behind every great love is a great story. Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love during one summer together, but are tragically forced apart. When they reunite 7 years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between true love and class order. Starring Ryan Gossling and Rachel McAdams. Shopping at Walmart Friday, February 13 Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 9:20 a.m. And the Town Center at 9:30 a.m. Please sign up with Guest Services at 815-316 -1500. Seats are limited and fill up fast. Valentine’s Party Friday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m. Van Sickle Room Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Entertainer Steve Morris! Steve will give a lively performance of singing and playing the electric drums. You will not want to miss this! Line Dancing Saturday, February 14th and 21st at 10:30 a.m. Van Sickle Room Are you a line dancer or have you ever wanted to try? Line Dancing is offered at Wesley Willows, led by Dick Drogemuller and Margaret Kasak. If you would like to learn more, stop by or join in! Questions? Contact Dick Drogemuller at 815-316-1741 or Margaret Kasak at 815633-8311. RSO Classics: Memories from Times of War Saturday, February 14 Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 6:35 p.m. And the Town Center at 6:45 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: If you bought your tickets through Wesley Willows, you are guaranteed a seat on the bus. If you did not buy your tickets through Wesley Willows, please call Guest Services at 815-316-1500 to reserve your seat. Current Events Monday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m. Swingley Lounge Join the discussion group to talk about what is going on around the globe! This week’s topic covers college education. Salvation Army Monday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. Van Sickle Room Join members from the Salvation Army for an afternoon of songs, poems, and prayer! All are welcome! Wesley Willows The WORLD Winter Mailing Winter Newsletters are coming soon! We need your help to prepare the WORLD Newsletter for mailing. Please join us in Willows Place at Wesley Willows! Wednesday, February 11 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ONE DAY ONLY! We will only stuff the newsletter. No stickers! We would love to see YOU! Please feel free to bring a friend! Enjoy beverages, snacks and wonderful company! We appreciate the time you share with us. The WORLD Newsletter goes out to our friends and family members. Your help makes all the difference! For more information, call Janna at 815-316-1570. Veteran’s Breakfast Friday, March 27 at 8:30 a.m. Town Center Auditorium If you are a Veteran of our Armed Forces, you are invited to join us for a breakfast honoring your service to our country! Transportation will be available to the Town Center for those requesting it. Please sign-up with Kristina or Amanda at 815-316-1594 by Thursday, March 12. Thank you for your service! “Carousel” at the Lyric Opera in Chicago Tuesday, April 21 Bus leave the Town Center at 8:30 a.m. Lunch reservation at Lloyd’s Chicago at 11:00 a.m. Performance begins at 1:30 p.m. (Seats are on the main floor). Approximate return to the Town Center by 8:00 p.m. If you need transportation to the Town Center, please request this when you sign up. *You must be able to ambulate well - walkers are permitted* Price is determined by how many people sign-up. (Range: $120-$150). Please sign up with Amanda or Kristina at 815-316-1594 by February 13th. VALENTINE’S DAY CHOCOLATE AND ROSE SALE PUT A SMILE ON THE FACE OF THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE! To help you celebrate Valentine’s Day Dining Services will be offering residents and staff alike, the chance to purchase boxed chocolates and roses for their Valentine! All orders must be submitted by Friday, February 13th by 10am and will be available for pick up in the Dining Services office on Saturday, February 14th. Thank you for your participation. 1 Small box of chocolates: $6.00 3 Chocolate Covered Strawberries: $3.00 Single rose with a water tube: $3.00 Decorative rose with a bow and baby’s breath: $6.00 Vase filled with spring flowers and roses: $25.00 Call Kyle to Order! 815-847-7614 Happy Valentine’s Day from Dining Services! Retired Nurses Interest Group Tuesday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. Swingley Lounge All retired nurses are invited to get together for a social gathering. This month Mary Hallock, Community Relations Specialist with BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, will be our guest. She will review Medicare A & B Benefits, Medicare Preventative Benefits, Understanding Supplement Plans, the new Health Care Law and Medicare, and will have resource materials and handouts available. Please sign-up at Guest Services by Friday, February 13th if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Bea Whitgrove at 815-316-1773. OATS Meeting (Older Adults Technology Support) Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. Art Center We will be learning how to download ebooks from the library to our devices (Kindle, iPad, or other tablets) There will be NO meeting on March 4th. March 17th at 7pm will be an open forum---bring your questions. Have a Merry Musical Mardi Gras! Tuesday, February 17 at 5:45 p.m. Ziegler Auditorium (doors will NOT open until 5:30 p.m.) Jodi Beach will entertain us with her vocal and piano stylings Menu- $13 per dinner Gumbo Shrimp Creole Fried Green Tomatoes Rice Corn Bread & Rolls Moon Pies Bananas Foster Coffee, Tea, Water Residents may use their meal plan with a $4.50 upcharge. (Payments accepted in cash, check, or charge to account. Diners may bring their own alcoholic beverages (beer and wine only), but must provide their own drink ware. **Please understand that staff cannot open or serve alcohol, and that alcohol must not be consumed outside the auditorium.** Sign up and pay with Guest Services before Saturday, February, 14th. If you need transportation, please mention that when you sign up. Square Dancing Tuesday, February 17th and 24th at 7:00 p.m. Van Sickle Room If you are interested in square dancing, check out the Entertainer: Jodi Beach beginner/mainstream level class at 7:00 p.m. At 7:30 Tuesday, February 17 at 4:30 p.m. p.m., Advanced Square Dancing will begin. We look Luehring Lounge Celebrate Mardi Gras by listening to Rock- forward to having you observe or join us! Contact Calford native Jodi Beach as she wows us lie at 815-316-1516 or Margaret Kasak at 815-6338311 for questions. with her vocal abilities. All are welcome! Ice Hogs Game Wednesday, February 18 Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 9:35 a.m. And the Town Center at 9:45 a.m. Sign up has passed. Contact Kristina at 815-3161594 with questions. Floral Design Workshop Wednesday, February 18 at 2:30 p.m. Van Sickle Room Join freelance floral designer Melody and create your own floral arrangement to take home! Cost is $10, cash only. Sign up and pay with Guest Services at 815-316-1500 by Thursday, February 12. Questions? Call Amanda or Kristina at 815-316-1594. Grocery Shopping at Schnucks Thursday, February 12 Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 9:20 a.m. And the Town Center at 9:30 a.m. Please sign up with Guest Services at 815-3161500 for grocery shopping at Schnucks on Rockton. Seats are limited. Birthday Dinner Thursday, February 19th at 5:30 p.m. Willows Place Reminder for those planning to attend the birthday dinner to please make your reservations with Guest Services at 815-316-1500 before Monday, February 16th. Look for the entrees in the menu provided in this week’s Green Bag. Entertainer: Steve Askins Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. Van Sickle Room Come and listen to Steve Askins as he dazzles you with his singing and piano playing abilities! You do not want to miss this performance! Chinese New Year Tea & Snacks Friday, February 20th at 2:00 p.m. Van Sickle Room Happy Chinese New Year! Join us for traditional Chinese refreshments and snacks. Between Planes Concert Saturday, February 21st Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 6:05 p.m. And the Town Center at 6:10 p.m. At Rockford Universalist Unitarian Church This is another free-will offering concert; it features a group performing classic rock, country, folk, etc. (a real “mixed bag”!). It appears at this point that food will NOT be served. Please call Karen Ingrassia at 815-282-4607 to reserve a seat on the bus, or with any questions. Nutrition Support Group Monday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm Town Center Ziegler Auditorium A Join us for an informative session on an upcoming Nutrition Support Group. This group is for anyone interested living a healthy lifestyle! For our first meeting we will discuss potential topic ideas for upcoming sessions. Topics may include: menu planning, reading food labels, developing grocery shopping lists, and many more! Led by Wesley Willows Registered Dietitian, Erin Gorman. *(Please note this is for Willow Ridge Homes and Suites residents) Men’s Discussion Group Tuesday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m. Swingley Lounge Join in the discussion about what is going on around us! This month’s topic covers Illinois Politics. All Wesley Willows men are welcome! Activity Forum Wednesday, February 25th at 3:00 p.m. Van Sickle Room Join the Activity Department to share your thoughts and ideas for upcoming activities. Also, get a “sneak-peek” at the fun things already in the works. Hope to see you there! Illinois Holocaust Museum Tuesday, March 10 Bus Leaves Willows Arbor at 9:15 a.m. And the Town Center at 9:25 a.m. Come on a tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The mission of the Holocaust Museum is expressed in their founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring those lost and teaching lessons that combat indifference. The museum is handicap accessible and has benches for reflection. Lunch at Johnny Rockets prior to the tour. Approximate return by 5:00 p.m. Cost is $10, please bring money for lunch. Sign up and pay with Guest Services at 815-3161500 by Monday, February 16. Questions? Call Kristina at 815-316-1594. Breakfast with Orion Samuelson! Saturday, March 14, at 9:00 a.m. Town Center Order and pay for your tickets today for Breakfast with Orion! We’ve extended the deadline for the discounted price of $25.00 thru Wednesday, February 11. Make checks payable to Wesley Willows Auxiliary and drop off at Wesley Willows Guest Services. Invite your family and friends! After February 11 tickets will be $35.00. This event is a Wesley Willows Auxiliary Fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Fund! Wesley Willows Concert Series Mark Baldin and Jon Warfel March 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Please note that the date for this concert has changed to March 19, 2015 from March 12, 2015. Tickets go on sales Monday, February 23, 2015. Agatha Christie’s “The Verdict” Sunday, March 22 Bus Leaves Willows Arbor at 1:00 p.m. And the Town Center at 1:10 p.m. Rock Valley College Studio Theater presents Agatha Christie’s “The Verdict.” Karl Hendryk flees persecution to care for his invalid wife, Anya, in England. Her suffering continues and she despises their new life. Tensions build when Karl's cousin moves in to assist in caring for Anya. The situation is intensified when one of Karl's students begins to take private lessons from him and feelings are quick to develop. Cost is $17. Sign-up and pay with Guest Services at 815-316-1500 by Tuesday, March 10. Call Kristina at 815-316-1594 with questions. AARP Driver Safety Course March 23th and 24th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Swingley Lounge This class is open to anyone aged 50 and older. Participants will learn safety strategies; understand the links among the driver, vehicle and environment; learn how aging, medications, and other issues affect ability; learn the newest safety and features; and learn when driving may not be safe. This class (two 4-hour sessions) may qualify you for an auto insurance reduction for three years. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate for auto insurance purposes. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. A check to AARP will be collected on the first day. Sign up with Kristina or Amanda at 815-316-1594.
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