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Resident Events

Events for Every Interest

When you join the Willow Valley community, you’ll find numerous social and learning opportunities that benefit every area of your life. Music, art, photography, dance, theater, history, cooking, reading – special events, like these, conveniently offered close to home, give members of the Willow Valley Communities the ticket to broaden their horizons and expand their possibilities. View a very small sampling of some of the resident events happening soon:

August 1 – Lancaster British Brass Band Brass Spectacular
For concert programs, the Lancaster British Brass Band borrows from virtually every musical genre. A typical program consists of transcriptions of the classics, marches, hymns, popular music arrangements, solos, and original compositions written for the medium. Programs are selected for a balanced presentation to please a wide range of tastes and interests. Tickets are $20.

August 7 – Ceramic Pinch Pot Pottery Workshop
Participants will create three pieces of their choice using the pinch pot method. Projects can be a bowl, mug, cup, berry bowl, candle holder, or any other small vessel made using the pinch pot method. Learn how to add details such as handles, feet, and texture to your pots. Select from five different colors of glaze. The instructor will glaze, fire, and return the finished pieces in about three weeks.

August 15 – Conductorcise
Strengthen your heart, open your ears, and challenge your mind with an invigorating workout that pairs the physical and the cognitive. Maestro David Dworkin’s Conductorcise will get you enthused about classical music. You’ll be engaged, thinking, in motion, and healthy, all while having fun!

August 21 – Clubhouse Grill Out Days
Come and enjoy a fresh burger or hot dog grilled outside on the beautiful pool deck. Lunch includes your choice of one sandwich, sides, and a drink for one low price.

August 27 – Webcast: Martin Helmchen
Experience Martin Helmchen’s virtuosic and sensitive playing in this Verbier Festival recital that effortlessly bridges the distance between Bach and Litsz. The young pianist Martin Helmchen shows a surprising maturity as he moves seamlessly from Bach to Mendelssohn by way of Mozart, Schubert, and Schumann.

September 3, 4, 10, 11 – Mixed Media Open Studio
Work at your own pace, in your own medium, with guidance from the instructor. Beginner or advanced levels are welcome. Instructor has experience working with acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, and drawing. Work from photos you bring or a still-life provided by the instructor.

September 6 – Paddle in the Park
Gather along the Conestoga River to learn basic canoe and paddling strokes. You will be shown techniques and given safety instructions on land. Then you can practice your skills in the flat water of the Conestoga River. We’ll also enjoy cooking hot dogs and s’mores over the campfire for a light lunch.

September 10 – Great Decisions: U.S. Global Engagement
Meet to discuss and debate current world issues. These discussions are supported by materials prepared by the Foreign Policy Association. The coordinators invite all residents to attend and expand their understanding of important issues that impact our world.

September 17 – Health & Fitness Expo 
The focus of this fun-filled event is to learn about the activities that can improve and maintain your health. This year Residents will have the opportunity to engage with various vendors with the latest information on health, wellness, and available services. The day includes entertainment, healthy foods from our Culinary Team, two inspiring presentations, and a celebration off all the Resident Athletes who competed in the National Senior Games. 

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