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    Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.

    Social Hour with Thursday Musical

    Enjoy live entertainment by four extremely talented individuals. Following the performance we invite you to stick around for light refreshments. Ann Buran, piano; Lynn Shackelford, piano; Carrie Vecchione, oboe; Stella Anderson, viola; Mary Goetz, piano

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  • Friday April 22 at 1:30 p.m.

    Meet the Artist Wine and Cheese Social with Kim Dayton

    Kim Dayton is a Minnesota-based artist specializing in photography, painting, and mixed media collage. Come meet the artists at a wine a cheese reception.

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  • Friday, April 15 at 1:30 p.m.

    Birthday Party featuring the Somewhat Dixieland Band

    The Somewhat Dixieland Band plays standard New Orleans jazz tunes along with ragtime and others adapted to the Dixie style, hence the name “Somewhat"Dixie. All are invited to this celebration of November birthdays!

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  • Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

    Create to Donate

    Kenwood resident, Leslye S., is opening up her Create to Donate program to the residents of The Kenwood.

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  • Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.

    Social Hour with Cellist David Holmes

    Cellist David Holmes will provide live music during the social hour. He holds a Master’s and DMA degree in cello from the University of Kansas.

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    Friday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m.

    Birthday Party with Vocalist Dick Smith

    Vocalist Dick Smith with provide music for the March birthday party. Smith has been singing in the Twin cities since the '50s

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  • Phil Mattson

    Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m.

    St. Paddy’s Day Entertainment with Phil Mattson

    Phil Mattson and Barbara Myers will provide live music at a St. Paddy's Day concert. Mattson is a pianist, arranger/composer, conductor and teacher.

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  • Thursday Musical

    Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

    Thursday Musical Series

    Musicians Judy Olson and Richard Tostenson from arts organization, Thursday Musical, will perform a free concert.

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  • Ruth Anne Olson and Tony Morley

    Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m.

    In the Footsteps of St. Paul

    After traveling to Turkey and Greece "In the Footsteps of St. Paul," with Ruth Anne Olson, Tony Morley will share their experiences.            

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  • Ruth Anne Olson

    Wednesday, March 12 at noon

    Luncheon with Ruth Anne Olson

    Ruth Anne Olson will lead a luncheon to celebrate the progress of Bigonet thus far, and discuss ways to help this area still in need.

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  • musical note

    Friday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m.

    Notre Dame de Sion Orchestra & Choir

    A group of 30 talented high school girls will be traveling from Kansas City to perform a free concert for residents and the public.

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  • Phil Mattson Singers

    Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

    Social Hour with the Phil Mattson Singers

    A social hour with The Phil Mattson Singers, a six-voice ensemble, will take place for residents and the public.

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  • Phil Mattson

    Friday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m.

    Social Hour with Phil Mattson and Laura Temple

    Phil never disappoints! For this performance he will bring the wonderful Laura Temple to astonish the crowd with her vocals.

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  • brown dog

    Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.

    Bark Avenue on Parade

    Nonprofit organization Bark Avenue on Parade will bring therapy dogs for a dog show and meet-and-greet for residents and the public.

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  • Letters of thanks

    Friday, Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m.

    Letters of Thanks to Soldiers

    November is the month to give thanks and also recognize our soldiers and veterans. Residents are invited to hand write a note to thank an active duty soldier for everything that he or she has done to serve our country.

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  • heart awareness month

    Monday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.

    Kenwood University: Heart Month

    Gentiva will lead this KU Class on the importance of maintaining heart health in honor of Heart Awareness Month.

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    Friday, Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m.

    Kramer Gallery Art Opening

    A wine and cheese reception will be held for the newest works of artist, and Kenwood resident, Chris Parker.

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  • Friday, May 30th at 7:00pm

    Social Hour with Susan Freeman

    Join us for a fun night with live music, great friends and tasty refreshments!

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  • Friday, June 13th at 1:30

    Meet the Artist Wine and Cheese Social: Beth Slater

    The Kenwood is excited to welcome our next artist to the Kramer Gallery. We welcome you to take a look at Beth Slater's work and come to the upcoming social to meet her.

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  • Thursday, June 12th at 2:30

    Pre-Father’s Day Entertainment by BandanAhhh!

    Show your dad how much you love him. Bring him to this Pre-Father's Day toe-tapping, celebration. All are welcome to join.

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  • Friday, June 27th at 7:00

    Social Hour with The Gnu Woodwind Quartet

    Enjoy Mozart, Beethoven, Hayden and other 20th century composers played by this five piece band that includes an oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon and French horn. Refreshments will be served following the performance.

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  • Wednesday, July 2nd at 3:00

    KU: Fraud 101 by US Postal Inspector, Rachel Williams

    “Congratulations!!! You won $1,000,000!” Does this sound like a scam that you have received in the mail before? Some scams are quite obvious, others however, are not. This presentation will teach you what you need to know to determine if the call or mail piece that you just received is legitimate or consumer fraud.

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  • Friday, July 18th at 1:30

    July Birthday Party with Joann Bolles

    Joanne Bolles is a native of Minnesota who began singing, playing acoustic guitar and writing songs at the age of 10. Her earliest influences included John Denver, Dan Fogelberg, and Johnny Mathis! Over the years, her singing has been influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett. From there she studied Jazz History at Normandale and continues a life that is completely submerged in music. Everyone is invited to this July birthday celebration.

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  • Friday, July 25th at 7:00

    Social Hour with Jan and Tate

    Jan & Tate are a musical guitar and vocal duo offering a trip down memory lane for everyone! Please join us for this evening filled with music, fun, and friends. Refreshments will be served following the performance.

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  • Friday, July 4 Throughout Day

    4th of July Celebration

    12:00 4th of July Grill Out
    4:30-5:30 Patriotic Dinner Music by Katherine, Lowry Hill Room
    7:15 Special Viewing of Yankee Doodle Dandy, Den
    Dusk Fireworks Viewing, 15th Floor Party Room

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  • Friday, August 1st at 1:30

    Meet the Artist Wine and Cheese Social: Kat Corrigan

    Come meet local artist, Kat Corrigan, and learn about her and her work. Her pieces will be displayed in our Kramer Gallery in August and September 2014.

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  • Monday, August 4th at 6:00 – 7:30

    National Night Out EVE with the Mouldy Figs

    Back by popular demand! Like Mouldy (English spelling) Ripe Cheese and Wine, the Figs are mellow and play the good old time happy jazz and sing-alongs. While you’re down, enjoy an ice cream sundae made just the way you like! Be sure to invite your family and friends to this celebration. They’re not going to want to miss it.

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  • Monday, August 11th at 2:00

    Kenwood University: Health 101-Malnutrition and Dehydration

    Kenwood University: Health 101-Malnutrition and Dehydration Gentiva is bringing in a great speaker in to talk about the importance of nutrition and hydration and what can happen if you don’t eat properly. This information is a must for everyone to know.

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  • Tuesday, August 5th at 1:30

    Low Vision Support Group

    Vision Loss Resources staff member, Susan Anderson, is bringing her “tackle box” to this group. This “tackle box” is filled with gadgets to help tackle everyday living with vision loss.

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  • Friday, August 15th at 1:30

    Birthday Party featuring David Allen

    David Allen sings songs by Elvis, Tony Bennett and Sinatra along with many other great artists. His ability to sound like each vocalist is a truly wonderful gift. All are invited to this celebration of August birthdays!

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  • Friday, August 29th at 7:00

    Social Hour with Shulamit Maneev

    Enjoy classical pianist, Shulamit, and the magic she creates when playing the piano. All are welcome to stay for refreshments following the concert. The Kenwood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 612-374-8100.

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  • Monday, September 8th at 1:30

    Kenwood University Health 101: Senior Health and Fitness

    September is Senior Health and Fitness month so we are going to make that our focus. A terrific staff member from Gentiva will be here for a fun group focused on health and fitness for seniors.

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  • Tuesday, September 16th at 2:45

    Quest for 9/11 Truth by Gerry Erickson

    Presenter and Kenwood resident, Gerry Erickson, will be sharing his somewhat controversial ideas on events in United States history. During each presentation, you will take a look at an alternative view to the official reports.

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  • Friday, September 19th at 1:30

    Birthday Party featuring Alice Browne

    Celebrate September birthdays with a terrific, local, guitarist! It should make for a great afternoon!

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  • Friday, October 10th at 1:30

    Meet the Artist Wine and Cheese Social: Donna Triska

    Making art is a joy for me, no matter what medium I use. I love the feel of it on my fingers, the array of colors, and the random images that pop into my head. I get so enraptured in the process that I am often surprised that what seemed like 10 minutes was in fact 2 hours. My parents are Matej & Patricia Triska, of the Triska Troupe, a high wire circus act. When I was young we traveled across America and parts of Europe performing. I was privileged to meet people from many different cultures. I also believe this is where my deep love of animals and extroverted tendencies stemmed from. I enjoy a painting all things animal, my favorite subjects to paint are, goldfish & Japanese koi, and both domestic & wild cats I am also having a great time exploring the oddness that lurks within in my new weird and wonderful series.

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  • Saturday, October 11th at 10:00

    MacPhail Suzuki Program

    Come support local children and their journey with music. The children in this group will knock your socks off with their ability to play the viola!

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  • Friday, October 17th at 1:30

    Birthday Party featuring Aquatennial Singers

    Celebrate all of the October birthdays with cake, friends and terrific vocals by this energetic choir! Everyone is welcome to celebrate.

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  • Friday, October 31st

    Halloween Dance

    Halloween Dance Friday, October 31st 1:00-3:00pm Lowry Hill Room Live music by Encore! Costume Contest 1st Place $40 Target Gift Card 2nd Place $20 Target Gift Card 3rd Place $10 Target Gift Card

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  • Monday, November 3rd at 3:45

    City of Minneapolis Discussion on Aging Population

    The City of Minneapolis through the Minneapolis for a Lifetime Strategic Plan is taking a serious look at the changing demographics (the “age wave”) and how the city creates healthy and vibrant communities for an aging population to thrive. The city wants to hear from Kenwood residents about what works and doesn’t work for older adults in the City of Minneapolis.

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  • Wednesday, November 5th at 2:30

    History of Lake Calhoun by Peter Sussman

    Peter, a local architect and area historian, will be talking about the history of Lake Calhoun while sharing many interesting pictures of the lake.

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  • Saturday, November 8th at 3:30

    Jefferson Community Education Writing Your Story

    Do you have a story that you want to tell or a memory you want to share? Using simple writing techniques, we will explore ways to craft a short story. We will discuss how to show instead of tell with descriptive details. Feel free to bring photos and your imagination. 4 Saturdays Nov 8–Nov 29 Free for Kenwood Residents. Outside guests must register through Jefferson Community Education.

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  • Tuesday, November 11th at 1pm

    We Salute Our Veterans this Veteran’s Day.

    This Veteran’s Day we invite all to join us as we watch a short movie about Kenwood resident, Al Anderegg, and his experience in WWII. See Al’s Purple Heart and hear stories firsthand from this hero.

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  • Monday, November 10th at 1:30

    Health Series with Gentiva: Depression

    Depression affects 3 out of every 20 adults over the age of 65 in the United States. Learn about what the symptoms of depression are, some of the common causes of it and also how to treat it.

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  • Friday, November 21st at 1:30

    Birthday Party with the Somewhat Dixieland Band

    The Somewhat Dixieland Band plays standard New Orleans jazz tunes along with ragtime and others adapted to the Dixie style, hence the name “Somewhat"Dixie.

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  • Friday, November 28th at 7:00

    Social Hour with Tom Pletscher

    Tom Pletscher has been teaching and performing jazz in the Twin Cities for the past 20 years. As a jazz pianist/keyboard player, he has been heard at virtually every jazz club in the Twin Cities performing everything from mainstream acoustic jazz to accompanying singers to original electric jazz. His recordings as well as live performances (Live from the Dakota, Jazz at the G) have been played regularly on area jazz radio stations.

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  • Monday, December 1st at 9:00

    Holiday Decorating with Grace Home School Academy

    Reminisce and create memories with Grace Home School Academy while they help us decorate for the holidays! When we’re done decorating, all are welcome to join us for a holiday sing-a-long and warm drinks.

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  • Tuesday, December 2nd at 1:30

    Low Vision Support Group with Vision Loss Resources

    Vision Loss Resources is leading another great group at The Kenwood. This is a perfect time to learn about vision loss and share your personal experiences with it.

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  • Tuesday, December 2nd at 2:30 in the Den

    Haitian Art Presentation and Sale

    Since 2007, the people of Bigonet, Haiti have become familiar to Kenwood residents. We’ve followed their lives, helped support their school, and in 2013 welcomed four teachers in their first-ever trip to the U.S. Learn about the various forms of Haitian Art, its history and techniques, and see photos of artists in action. Following the short talk she will be selling Haitian art pieces with all proceeds going to Bonne Nouvelle School in the mountains of Bigonet. Feel free to invite friends and others -- a great opportunity to both learn and contribute!

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  • Monday, December 8th at 1:30

    Meet the Artist: Wine and Cheese Social-Michelle Thelen

    Our Kramer Gallery is excited to introduce our next local artist, Michelle Thelen.

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  • Monday, December 22nd at 6:00

    Special Entertainment with Yunyue Lui

    Yunyue recently received her doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota. She is excited to share her talent with us during this spectacular piano concert.

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  • Friday, December 26th at 7:00

    Social Hour with Joann Bolles

    Joanne Bolles is a native of Minnesota who began singing, playing acoustic guitar and writing songs at the age of 10. Her earliest influences included John Denver, Dan Fogelberg, and Johnny Mathis! Over the years, her singing has been influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett. From there she studied Jazz History at Normandale and continues a life that is completely submerged in music.

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  • Wednesday, December 31st at 2:15

    New Year’s Eve Party with Rita Lusky

    Warm up this at this cozy New Year celebration! Make smores, drink Irish Coffee, and enjoy wintery music by Rita Lusky.

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  • Monday, January 5th at 7:00

    Entertainment by the Phil Mattson Singers

    The Phil Mattson Singers is a six-voice vocal ensemble based in Minneapolis, MN.
    The group's primary repertoire is vocal jazz arrangements of songs from the "Great American Songbook",i.e. works by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and Rodgers and Hammerstein.
    The group, led by Grammy-nominated pianist, teacher, arranger and conductor Phil Mattson, also performs choral music by chumann, Brahms, Debussy and Hindemith. Phil is well-known as an arranger, having written arrangements for The Manhattan Transfer, The Four Freshmen, The Real Group, Chanticleer, the Dale Warland Singers and many other ensembles.
    The Phil Mattson Singers perform frequently locally and regionally. They have given concerts for the American Choral Directors Association's National Convention and at New York's Carnegie Hall.

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  • Monday, January 12th at 10:00

    Kenwood Activity Fair

    Come to this fair to learn about the programs that are happening in this building and how you can get involved!

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  • Monday, January 12th at 1:30

    KU Health 101: Depression

    Lizzie Wareham - OTR/L, will be talking to us about depression and cognition and teach us ways to cope with it so we can do to keep our brains active!!

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  • Friday, January 16th at 1:30

    January Birthday Party with Lori Ronchak

    Lori Ronchak, a talented musician, presents an enchanting musical celebration of the hammered dulcimer, a melodic instrument that entertains and delights all audiences. All are welcome to this celebration of January birthdays.

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  • Wednesday, January 21st at 2:30

    Presentation by Mary Lou Judd Carpenter

    Mary Lou Judd Carpenter, author of Mariam’s Words: The Personal Price of a Public Life, will be presenting on her book and her life experiences. Miriam’s Words, an in-depth, real-time account of the life of the spouse of a public servant in the midtwentieth century, is a collection of letters written by Miriam Judd, wife of Dr. Walter Judd. The original collection included some 2,000 letters, and was compiled and edited by Mary Lou Judd Carpenter, the daughter of the writer.

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  • Friday, January 23rd at 2:00

    KU Health 101: Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement

    If you are feeling weak, had a recent fall, or are using a walker or other assistive device, you will want to attend this event. Interim HealthCare therapists may be able to offer you solutions, some of which may be covered under the Medicare (or other insurance) Home Health benefits. Following the presentation, Interim HealthCare Therapists will be available to provide individual and complimentary screens for fall risks and balance improvement.

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  • Friday, January 30th at 1:30

    Presentation by BBB: Safeguarding Seniors-Be Empowered to Take Action Against Financial Scams and Fraud

    Have you ever been pressured to provide personal information to someone you don’t know over the phone or through email? Or received a phone call or letter letting you know you’ve suddenly won a large amount of money? Senior financial abuse is often under-reported and misunderstood. The Better Business Bureau and Allianz Life have partnered together to provide the seminar, “Safeguarding Our Seniors – Be Empowered to Take Action” to raise awareness and empower seniors and caregivers to take action against senior fraud and financial abuse. During this workshop you’ll learn to: Recognize the red flags that let you know when something isn’t quite right Understand the creditable resources available to you for questions and reporting Be empowered to take action when a financial scam or fraud crosses your path

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  • Sunday, February 1st at 12:30

    Super Bowl Party

    If you don’t like football, you’ll probably like the commercials! Everyone is welcome to join us for food and fun during this great American tradition.

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  • Friday, February 6th

    Meet the Artist Wine and Cheese Social: Lisa Stack

    Does the name Lisa Stack sound familiar? That’s because she’s The Kenwood’s spectacular LPN. Not only is she a great nurse, she’s quite the artist too! Enjoy a glass of wine while hearing about what inspires her.

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  • Monday, February 9th at 1:30

    Kenwood University Health 101: Flu-Infection Control

    Learn how to protect yourself and those around you against the mighty flu bug.

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  • Friday, February 13th at 11:00

    Concert by Mu Phi Epsilon

    Enjoy classical music played by the Minneapolis/St Paul Chapter Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. Several Kenwood residents are proud members of this group! Mu Phi Epsilon is an International Music Fraternity in the professional field, founded on November 13, 1903, by Winthrop Sterling and Elizabeth Mathias Fuqua.

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  • Tuesday, February 17th at 2:00

    Mardi Gras Party

    Masks, beads, kings, queens and Creole food is going to make this a celebration you don’t want to miss!

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  • Wednesday, February 18th at 12:00

    Luncheon: History Player Alan Woolworth

    We invite you to a fantastic lunch and to stay afterwards for a great presentation by Minnesota Historical Society costumed presenter, Alan Woolworth.

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  • Friday, February 20th at 1:30

    Birthday Party with Kate and Her Most Excellent Fellows

    Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows play vintage jazz and pop from 1911 through 1960.

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  • Saturday, February 21st at 10:00

    Bark Avenue on Parade

    Bark Avenue on Parade Registered therapy dogs are running THIS show. As you arrive to this group a furry friend from the nonprofit organization Bark Avenue on Parade will greet you. Stick around to see a fun little dog show. The dogs will do obedience tricks and their owners will share stories about how the dogs became therapy dogs.

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  • Friday, February 27th at 7:00

    Social Hour with Jan and Tate

    Jan & Tate are a musical guitar and vocal duo offering a trip down memory lane for everyone! Please join us for this evening filled with music, fun, and friends. Refreshments will be served following the performance.

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  • Monday, March 9 at 1:30

    Kenwood University Health 101

    Not only will you get one Kenwood University Credit by attending this class, you will also gain knowledge on how to live a healthier life!

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  • Tuesday, March 17th at 2:00

    St. Patrick’s Day Party

    The Irish are good at many things…one of which is throwing good parties. Come on down to this celebration for a wee bit o’ fun and to taste different Irish beers.

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  • Friday, March 20 at 1:30

    Birthday Party with Kathy Mahoney

    Celebrate all of the March birthdays with a Kenwood favorite, Kathy Mahoney! Everyone is welcome to join.

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  • Friday, March 27 at 7:00

    Social Hour with The Gnu Woodwind Quartet

    Enjoy Mozart, Beethoven, Hayden and other 20th century composers played by this five piece band that includes an oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon and French horn. Refreshments will be served following the performance.

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  • Saturday, April 4th 10:00-2:00

    In-House Shopping with Taylor Marie’s

    Spring shopping with Taylor Marie’s! They will have many racks of clothes for you to choose a perfect outfit from…right here in the building.

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  • Monday, April 5th at 11:00

    Nondenominational Easter Service

    Everyone is welcome. We will be sharing God’s sacrificial love through hymns, prayers, scripture reading and short a devotional about Christ’s death on the cross. Families, friends, and staff are welcome too. We look forward to having you with us!

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  • Monday, April 6th at 3:45

    Entertainment by Music Music

    Hello there. My name is Nikolai Eklund. I am a junior in high school and I am the founder of Music Music, a small organization devoted to bringing musical entertainment to local senior care facilities. I personally am a pianist and have been studying piano from a young age. However, I only overcame my reluctance to perform after receiving an award at the Upper Midwest Music Festival, an event that convinced me that perhaps I could do something with my musical ability. Recalling the joy that my playing brought to my aged grandparents, I decided to recruit some friends and family and head to two nearby assisted living homes. Both the residents and the performers enjoyed it, and from then on, we’ve had a lovely relationship.

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  • Friday, April 10th at 1:30

    Meet the Artist: Bill Bukowski

    The Kramer Gallery is excited to have Bill Bukowski as it's next artist. Bukowski paints primarily from life and for the past 11 years has concentrated on the garden imagery of Sibley Park in Mankato, Minnesota. He is also working on a series of landscape paintings from the Red Jacket Trail near Mankato.

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  • Monday, April 13th at 10:30

    Kenwood Memorial Service

    We invite you to a Memorial Service to honor our Kenwood friends who have recently passed away. Time will be given during the service to share memories of those we are honoring. Refreshments will follow.

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  • Friday, April 17th at 1:30

    Birthday Party featuring Joey Clark

    Joey has energy, he has talent and he is thrilled to join us for our upcoming birthday party! Many of you probably know Joey from our Music for Life program through MacPhail. He does such a great job leading that program that we asked him to entertain for a birthday party too! It should be a terrific time. All are welcome to this celebration of April birthdays.

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  • Friday, April 24th at 7:00

    Social Hour with Thursday Musical

    Join us for a delightful evening filled with classical music. Gail Olszewski, piano. Daryl Carlson, cello. Mitch Blatt, clarinet. Terrie Manno, piano.

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  • Saturday, April 25th at 6:00

    Special Music with Yunyue

    Pianist Yunyue Liu is a native of Shanghai where she began studying piano at the age of four. She completed her master’s degree at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Class, and a Professional Performance Certificate at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, under the tutelage of Tao Lin (2010). She is currently a doctoral candidate in collaborative piano under the guidance of Dr. Timothy Lovelace at the University of Minnesota. This past summer, she appeared in performances and master classes of German Lied at the Franz Schubert Institut in Austria.

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  • Sunday, April 26th at 2:30

    Concert by the Wolf Cubs

    The Wolf Cubs Parlor Orchestra is a six-person musical ensemble designed to play in small, intimate venues. They perform standards from the Great American Songbook for both the listening and dancing pleasure of their audience, maintaining a tradition of Parlor, or Salon, music for the enjoyment of a smaller audience in an informal, relaxed setting. Named after Arthur Herman Wolf (1913-2009), the Wolf Cubs dedicate every performance to the memory of an entertaining performer, a gifted teacher, and a wonderfully talented musician who inspired this group.

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  • Friday, May 1st at 1:30

    KU Community Resources 101: YWCA Programs for Seniors

    Do I need a membership to participate in YWCA programming? Where can I find a schedule of exercise programs that they hold? How can I find out if a program is made for my ability level? Find out answers to these questions, and any other questions you may have, while attending this session.

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  • Thursdays, May 7th, 14th and 21st at 3:00

    Presentation Series by Bob Schwier: The First World War at 100

    Bob is at it again! This time he will be talking about World War I in this three part series. As always he has great pictures and interesting maps to assist him while teaching.

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  • Friday, May 8th at 1:30

    Spelling Bee

    The Kenwood’s first ever spelling bee! Any Kenwood resident that would like to participate needs to sign up by Tuesday, May 5th for this event. If you don’t want to compete we still encourage you to come down and cheer on your neighbors. This lighthearted competition will surely be a great way to spend the afternoon.

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  • Friday, May 15th at 1:30

    Birthday Party featuring the Somewhat Dixieland Band

    The Somewhat Dixieland Band plays standard New Orleans jazz tunes along with ragtime and others adapted to the Dixie style, hence the name “Somewhat"Dixie. Everyone is invited in this celebration of May birthdays.

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  • Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00

    Clothing Drive with Phil Mattson and Kristin Sponcia

    Clean out those closets and donate your old clothes! After you drop off your items stick around for terrific live music by our very own, Phil Mattson accompanied by amazing vocalist, Kristin Sponcia.

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  • Thursday, May 28th at 2:45

    MacPhail Music for Life Intergenerational Group

    Macphail Music for Life is going to have a special twist this month…we’re inviting kids to join us! This fun, interactive program is sure to be a hit. All residents are invited to sit alongside the delightful students from Grace Homeschool Academy to learn, explore, and create music. This is just another great example of the quality programming that we are fortunate to receive from MacPhail.

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  • Friday, May 29th at 7:00

    Social Hour with Cathy Victorsen

    Harpist Catherine Salovich Victorsen holds two degrees in Harp Performance, BM from Boston University and MM (Master of Music) from the University of Minnesota. Catherine was the Solo Principal Harpist for the Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Regensburg, Germany from 1984-1991. Please join us as she dazzles us with her talent. Refreshments will be served following the performance.

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  • Monday, June 1 at 11:00

    Haiti Presentation

    Since 2007 Kenwood resident Ruth Anne Olson has visited the village of Bigonet, Haiti and connected us with their lives. We’ve admired their art. We’ve learned about their school and celebrated from afar their school’s new sewing class. We’ve heard their music, seen pictures of their families. In 2013 we welcomed four of their teachers to the Kenwood and now five of their colleagues come again. Please welcome them. This is a chance to learn more about their community and to tell them about ours.

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  • Friday, June 5 at 11:30

    Presentation with William Shutte

    We know that there is going to be a large road construction project on Hennepin Avenue taking place during the next two summers…but what exactly can we expect? William Shutte, Engineer II Project Manager for Sewer Division for Upcoming Road Construction on Hennepin, will come to talk about the project and answer any questions we may have.

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  • Friday, June 19 at 2:00

    Birthday Party with Mark Stillman

    If you’re looking for a little fun on Friday come down for this party! Mark is a guaranteed good time on his accordion. Everyone is welcome to this celebration of June birthdays.

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  • Friday, June 26 at 7:00

    Social Hour with Peter Arnstein

    Peter Arnstein has played in recordings and concerts, including the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and has also composed and arranged much music for him. His compositions have been published in England and the United States. He holds a D.M.A. in piano from the University of Wisconsin, teaches at the St. Paul Conservatory, and has performed many chamber music concerts with members of the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

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  • Friday, June 26 at 2:30

    Wheelchair and Walker Wash

    Get your walker or wheelchair washed for free by a great group of volunteers! While they’re giving your gear a scrub stick around for some cookies and coffee.

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  • Thursday, July 9th at 2:00

    International Students from the U of MN

    The University of Minnesota is bringing their Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) to The Kenwood. These great students from all over the world are looking forward to talking with you in English to practice the language while learning more about life stories and America. We will also need your help in teaching them how to play bingo!

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  • Monday, July 20th at 11:00

    Presentation by Joan Growe

    Along with several other impressive titles, Joan Growe is a former Secretary of the State of Minnesota serving from 1975-1999. She will be here to discuss her experience in politics and how she got involved with them.

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  • Friday, July 17th at 2:00

    Birthday Party featuring BandanAhh!

    BandanAhhh! is a trio of dynamic versatile entertainers who create fun and energy for Seniors, Baby Boomers and Music Lovers of all ages in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Dan Perry (guitar, vocals), Judy Buerkle (guitar, vocals) and Rosy Kubiatowicz (mandolin, ukulele) love crooning old favorites from the 30s/40s as much as they love "Rocking with the Seniors" with golden oldies from the 50s/60s & classic rock! Always in tune with their audience, they add country, pop, today's hits and original songs to entertain, interact and get listeners toe-tapping, singing, smiling, remembering, energized and even dancing!

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  • Friday, July 31st at 7:00

    Social Hour with Joann Bolles

    Joanne Bolles is a native of Minnesota who began singing, playing acoustic guitar and writing songs at the age of 10. Her earliest influences included John Denver, Dan Fogelberg, and Johnny Mathis! Over the years, her singing has been influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett. From there she studied Jazz History at Normandale and continues a life that is completely submerged in music.

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  • Monday, August 3rd at 6:00 – 7:30

    National Night Out EVE with The Mouldy Figs

    Back by popular demand! Like Mouldy (English spelling) Ripe Cheese and Wine, the Figs are mellow and play the good old time happy jazz and sing-alongs. While you’re down, enjoy an ice cream sundae made just the way you like! Be sure to invite your family and friends to this celebration. They’re not going to want to miss it.

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  • Monday, August 10th at 1:30

    KU Health 101: Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain is just…well…a pain. It’s exhausting and makes life hard to function. During this group we will talk about chronic pain and ways to manage it.

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  • Friday, August 14th at 1:30

    Meet the Artist: Rita Dungey

    Painting and creating images is both an inward and outward journey for me. My abstract and representational images are inspired by a variety of sources and processes. I start a painting with complete openness. Sometimes I have a specific plan involving conventional composition and traditional methods. At other times, my paintings develop somewhat on their own. I trust how a composition will unfold and where it will take me. Freedom to create with unlimited possibilities and the bonus element of discovery are part of my creative process.

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  • August 18th at 3:00pm

    Thomas Lowry Memorial: Dedication Centennial Program

    Join us in celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Minneapolis' most outstanding civic monument. On the sunlit afternoon of August 18, 1915 2,000 persons gathered to honor the memory of Thomas Lowry. Culminating five years of efforts by friends and family, the memorial was unveiled by two of Lowry's grandsons, Thomas Lowry II and Lowry Hagerman.

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  • Wednesday, August 19th at 1:30

    Presentation by MN Historical Society: Dred Scott & Slavery in Minnesota

    Minnesota Historical Society brings a historian to The Kenwood to talk about Dred Scott.

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  • Friday, August 21st at 1:30

    Birthday Party with Ralph Hintz

    Celebrate all of our August birthdays at this great birthday party featuring Ralph Hintz.

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  • Monday, September 14th at 1:30

    KU Health 101: Fall Prevention

    We want a society where older adults can live safe, healthy and independent lives. While falls are a threat to the health and independence of older adults and can significantly limit their ability to remain self-sufficient, the opportunity to reduce falls among older adults has never been better. Today, there are proven interventions that can reduce falls and help older adults live better, and longer.

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  • Friday, September 18th at 1:30

    Birthday Party with the Aquatennial Singers

    Celebrate all of the September birthdays with cake, friends and vocals by this energetic choir! Everyone is welcome to celebrate.

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  • Friday, September 25th at 7:00

    Social Hour with Jan and Tate

    Jan & Tate are a musical guitar and vocal duo offering a trip down memory lane for everyone! Please join us for this evening filled with music, fun, and friends. Refreshments will be served following the performance.

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  • Saturday, September 26th at 10:00

    In-House Shopping with Taylor Marie’s

    Spring shopping with Taylor Marie’s! They will have many racks of clothes for you to choose a perfect outfit from…right here in the building.

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  • Friday, October 2nd at 10:30

    MacPhail Intergenerational Music Program

    This interactive program is sure to be a hit! Residents are invited to sit alongside of students from Grace Academy to learn, explore, and create music.

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  • Thursday, October 8th at 10:00

    Living With Loss: Healing With Hope by international speaker, Ted Bowman

    In this interactive session, participants will explore a framework for grieving, which includes shattered dreams. A mixture of literary, psychological, and spiritual resources which can aid in finding hope and healing will be woven throughout the session.

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  • Saturday, October 10th at 10:00

    MacPhail Suzuki Program

    Come support local children and their journey with music. The children in this group will knock your socks off with their ability to play the viola!

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  • Wednesday, October 14th at 2:30

    Meet the Artist Wine and Cheese Social: Skip Sturtz

    Moving from 32 years in the corporate world (inc) to follow my passion for art and drawing, I create portraits of homes, cabins, and landscapes using pen and ink on watercolor paper (ink). Ink allows me to achieve technically realistic results, but my goal is to capture the emotional and sentimental attachment my clients have to their homes or cabins. I create lasting heirlooms and keepsakes for families, visually preserving a home and its memories for generations to come. My principal influence to draw homes is a love of all types of architecture and the older craft of hand-drawn architectural renderings.

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  • Friday, October 16th at 1:30

    Birthday Party with the North Suburban Chorus

    Celebrate all of the October birthdays at this fun birthday bash with live music by the North Suburban Chorus. All are welcome to join for this event.

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  • Thursday, October 29th 9:00-12:00noon

    Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance

    Will Goetz, a volunteer Certified Medicare counselor with Senior Linkage Line, is coming in to assist people with making the right choice during the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment Period. If you would like to meet one on one with him to discuss which Medicare option is best for you, sign up in the Event Book to reserve your time. There is NO CHARGE for this service. During your meeting bring your current health insurance information including your Medicare card. Also, if you are concerned about the prices of your prescriptions, bring the list of medications you are currently taking.

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  • Friday, October 30th at 1:00

    Halloween Dance featuring Life Music by Encore!

    Only the brave should come to this freaky Friday Halloween dance and costume contest. Prizes go to the top three costumes. Behave while you’re here because all eyes will be on you.

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  • Monday, November 9th at 1:30

    KU Health 101: Depression/Cognition

    Every month Gentiva focuses on a new topic for our Health Series. This month Mary Walker will talk about depression and cognition. Join this class to receive one Kenwood University credit.

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  • Friday, November 13th at 1:30

    Pearson’s Animal Ambassadors

    Pearson’s Animal Ambassadors will be bringing wildlife including hedgehogs, snakes, raccoons…and more right here to our Den! We’ll be able to touch the animals and learn more about them. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a complete visit without some Pearson’s candy for all!

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  • Wednesday, November 25th at 12:00

    Crock Pot Cook-Off

    The staff are seeing who can whip up the best crock pot recipe! There will be a variety of dishes so you will vote on the recipe that makes you go “MMMmmmm” when you try a bite. In addition to great crock pot recipes being taste tested…we’ll also have plenty of veggies and goodies for you to eat while you’re down. This FREE event is just for our residents!

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  • Friday, November 27th at 7:00

    Social Hour with Brad and Terri Lang

    Brad and Terri will be performing November 27th. With Brad on guitar and vocals, and Terri on piano, they will be playing songs from the Great American Songbook, including pieces by the Gershwins, Johnny Mercer, and Duke Ellington. Brad and Terri are delighted to return to the Kenwood, where they have played before as members of the group, the Wolf Cubs. Terri is particularly happy to play at the Kenwood, as her mother, Electa Lang, is a resident here.

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  • Friday, December 4th at 4:00 & 6:00

    Resident Holiday Party

    The Kenwood is inviting all Kenwood residents to indulge in a delightful holiday dinner. Our topnotch wandering violinist, Krasimir Bakardjiev, is sure to put you in the holiday mood.

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  • Sunday, December 20th at 11:45

    Santa Visit

    Come get your picture taken with Santa! Afterwards enjoy lunch in our Lowry Hill Restaurant with live holiday music.

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  • Thursday, December 24th at 10:00

    Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long

    If you decided to stick around the Kenwood on this Christmas Eve., get filled with holiday cheer at this fun event.

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  • Thursday, December 31st at 2:00

    New Year’s Eve Party

    Who needs to stay up until midnight to have a blast on New Year’s? Residents are welcome to join us to ring in the New Year.

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  • Friday, December 11th at 1:30

    Meet the Artist Wine and Cheese Social: Wayne Moran

    All are welcome to join us as we welcome Wayne Moran and learn about his work. “My style of capturing photographs has not happened on purpose. It has been a process of discovering what my natural passions and inclinations are when it comes to capturing beauty. I have discovered that my photography subjects and style tends to be broken into four separate categories: Landscape, cityscape, architecture, and black and white.” – Wayne Moran

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