September Events at Chai Point

Easy Days Barbershop Quartet returns for a Labor Day performance on Monday, September 5, at 1:30 pm. Enjoy the music of this award-winning quartet as they entertain us with Big Band music of the 30s and 40s. The quartet was the 2009 Land O’Lakes District Seniors Champions of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Howard Tolkan, Milwaukee attorney, community volunteer and Jewish music aficionado, presents “Mandy Patinkin, Part 1” on Thursday, September 8, at 3:00 pm. Patinkin has been fortunate to create a varied career including theater, the concert stage, film, television, and as a recording artist. Tolkan’s lectures are always very well attended, so arrive early to get a seat.

On Tuesday, September 13, at 3:00 pm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Alan Borsuk takes us “Behind the Headlines.” Borsuk is also a senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School. His insights on today’s issues are thought-provoking and provide a platform for discussing the issues.

The “Designs of Our Lives” series, which focuses on the appreciation of design and how it has enhanced our daily living, continues on Thursday, September 15, at 1:30 pm, with a presentation from Michael Opitz, director of security and technology at Jewish Home and Care Center. Opitz will discuss “High Tech Living” and how recent technological developments have enhanced, and continue to enhance, our lives. The next topic in the series is “Green Design,” presented by Kurt Zimmerman, Principal/Architect, at Zimmerman Architectural Studios (Milwaukee), on Tuesday, September 27, at 3:00 pm. Zimmerman is a nationally recognized leader in the field of environmental design. His design interest focuses on the ecology of the built environment. He has testified before the President’s Council for Sustainable Development, and the U.S. State Department, presenting the Zimmerman Architectural Studios’ unique, integrated environmental design process.

Classical pianist Frederick Moyer performs on Friday, September 16, at 1:30 pm. During his nearly 30 years as a full‐time concert pianist, Moyer has carved out a career characterized by an exacting approach to music‐making and a wide variety of musical interests. In recital, his delightful commentary from the stage takes the audience into the heart of the musical experience.

Chai Point favorite James Slauson, Professor of Art History and Humanities at MIAD, presents “Renoir and Degas,” on Tuesday, September 20, at 3:00 pm. Both Renoir and Degas were part of the impressionist art movement in late 19th century France, where artists violated the rules of academic painting by using freely brushed colors versus lines and contours. Slauson’s publications include articles on and photography of impressionism art.

The “Listen & Learn” concert series in partnership with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (WCM) continues with a performance from folk fiddling trio Tatianani on Friday, September 23, at 1:30 pm. This concert series, featuring professional musicians who are also instructors at the conservatory, was created for Chai Point residents and their guests.

All programs and performances are free unless otherwise noted. Free parking is also available under the building at 1414 N. Prospect Avenue. These events are in addition to regularly scheduled activities such as yoga and NIA. As always, attending a class, a concert or special event at Chai Point Senior Living is a great way to sample the “Chai” life! 

Chai Point Senior Living offers assisted and independent living apartments in an elegant high-rise building overlooking Lake Michigan. Geared for today’s active and engaged older adults, Chai Point residents are sophisticated and culturally, socially and politically engaged.