Support TSCOR by shopping Amazon Smiles

Do you shop on Amazon? Have you heard of AmazonSmile? It’s a program offered by Amazon that enables you to donate to your favorite charity every time you shop – with no cost to you!  It’s easy to do.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you will be asked to select a charitable organization to receive donations (they will remember your selection). Then you simply go to smile.amazon.com  when you want to shop Amazon.

Please select The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond as your charity this holiday season.  Every little bit helps! Thanks – Julie

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Jack & Jacques: A Celebration of the Life of Dr. John D. “Jack” Welsh

Last night’s theatrical celebration in honor of the life of our dear friend, Jack, was an absolutely superb tribute.  There were musical selections from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, intertwined with the account of what it took to get this production on the stage, as well as tales of Jack’s life and loved ones. It was narrated by Bruce Miller and Phil Whiteway, with a surprise special guest performer (all 3 former students of Jack’s), along with four very talented local stage actors and three musicians.

There is one more performance at VA Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn (1601 Willow Lawn Dr., 23230) tonight, December 4th, at 7:00 pm, with a reception to follow. You don’t want to miss it.  Anyone who would like to attend can contact Hannah Miller at VA Rep by email (hmiller@virginiarep.org) or by phone (804-783-1688 ex. 1123).

There will also be one final performance at Westminster Canterbury on Tuesday, December 5th, at 7:30 pm.  If you would like to see it there, you will have to make arrangements with Westminster Canterbury or get a resident to host you.

We hope you can join us – Julie

 

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Jack & Jacques

Jack & Jacques: A Celebration of the Life of Dr. John D. “Jack” Welsh

Come and celebrate the life of our wonderful friend, Jack, and honor a life well lived.  The production will be selections from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, produced by Bruce Miller and Phil Whiteway.  Performances will be at 7:00 pm on December 3rd & 4th at VA Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn (1601 Willow Lawn Dr., 23230).

Anyone who would like to attend can contact Hannah Miller at VA Rep by email (hmiller@virginiarep.org) or by phone (804-783-1688 ex. 1123), and she’ll reserve you a space.

There will also be an additional performance at Westminster Canterbury on December 5th.  If you prefer to see it there, you will have to make arrangements with Westminster Canterbury or get a resident to get you tickets.

We hope you can join us!

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Lecture on North Korea

Do the two words North Korea automatically make you nervous?  Do you need to know more about this enigmatic country?

David GompertCome at noon this Thursday, Nov. 9th, and hear “North Korea:  Dangerous End Game” at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary St. Rd. (lecture begins at 12:30).  Our speaker is the Honorable David Gompert, senior fellow of the RAND Corporation and distinguished adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Gompert has served as acting director of National Intelligence and, as such, has provided strategic oversight of the U. S. intelligence community.  He has published extensively on international affairs, national security, and information technology.  We are honored to have Prof. Gompert as our final speaker of the Open University’s fall session. Come and bring your friends.  There is no charge for first timers.

 

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Fall Back!!

It’s time to turn back your clocks.  We hope everyone is enjoying the extra hour and their Sunday.  See you tomorrow at the OU!

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Feldenkrais??

This is an outstanding article on the Feldenkrais method.  Some of you may be wondering what I am talking about.  In fact, you may be like the TSCOR member who forwarded me this article that his wife had emailed to him – he thought it was a German dish.

Click here to read the NY Times article and find out more about this movement technique, AND THEN come check out our Feldenkrais class at the OU.  It is offered Thursdays at 1:30 at First Presbyterian Church.  We have 2 more Thursdays this Fall session and will be starting up again in the Winter session on January 17, 2018.  Hope you will give it a try!

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News Channel 8 OU Story

A big shout out to WRIC Channel 8 News and Amy Lacey for telling Richmond about the Open University and The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond.  To watch the broadcast again, CLICK HERE

And thank you to George Pangburn, his geography class, Susie Wiltshire, her French class, especially students, Willis O’Brien and Cathy Hayden, who agreed to be interviewed, as well as our incredible Shirley Norman-Regal, an inspiration to us all!

Take a look at our full course schedule and come join us.  You don’t know what you’re missing!

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Watch Channel 8 News at 5:30 Today!

HEY! We hope you are glued to the TV this evening at 5:30 pm.  And that you are watching Channel 8 News with Amy Lacey.  She did a story on the Open University that will air on the news at 5:30.  Hope everyone is watching!

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Open University on TV8 News

Hello Everyone – We had a wonderful visit yesterday by Amy Lacey, News Channel 8 anchor, at St. Luke’s.  She is working on a story about our Open University, the Center’s lifelong learning program.  The story will air this Friday, October 20, at 5:30 pm on Channel 8 (or your local ABC station) here in Richmond.  Hope you can catch it!

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Women’s Group Update

I bet you would like to know what time the group meets tomorrow.  It is 2:30 pm.  So to repeat, the TSCOR Women’s Group will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at First Presbyterian at 2:30 in the afternoon in Room 218.

Thanks to all of you who let me know the time was missing (oops).  I’m waiting to hear what the exact time the Men’s Group meets, but I do know it is around lunch – Julie

 

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