Residents rolled the dice and left everything to chance on our bi-monthly trip to the Casino!
Epworth Villa welcomed Highland Mist as they helped us celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The members of Highland Mist met at church where they were asked to play a few different events together. They all love to play Celtic music, so in 2015 the trio Highland Mist was born. Now siblings Steven and Rachel, along with Tracey, spread their love of Celtic music with audiences everywhere. They play a wide variety of instruments including flute, guitar, violin, mandolin, penny whistle, cello, hammer dulcimer and djembe.
Our speaker for this meeting was Roland Herwig, fellow Rotarian. He spoke on his life as a young boy growing up in Germany during WWII.
During World War II, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), U.S. Army Air Force’s program tasked some 1,100 civilian women with non-combat military flight duties. They were the first women to fly U.S. military aircraft. Their duties—to ferry war planes from factories to air bases, which often involved long flights across the ocean to England and other destinations.
Women’s Coffee welcomed Kimberly Hagan, from the Oklahoma History Center, who portrayed Henrietta Smith, a WASP Trainee from Woodward, OK. She talked about the War, the role of women, and the WASP Program in the 1940s. It was great turn-out—to meet “Henrietta Smith.”
Women’s Coffee welcomed Kimberly Hagan, from the Oklahoma History Center, who portrayed Henrietta Smith, a WASP Trainee from Woodward, OK. She talked about the War, the role of women, and the WASP Program in the 1940s.
Cole Millard is a sophomore at OCU, doubling in piano performance and music education. Starting piano at age six, he has a huge passion for music, and he credits music getting him through every day.
Xiaoyuan Cao (Nina) is a junior piano performance student from China studying with Dr. Sergio Monteiro at Oklahoma City University. In 2016, she was the second alternate of The Ladies Music Club and the Honorable mentioned in Oklahoma Music Teacher Association competition.
Residents enjoyed pizza brought by Papa Murphy’s. Resident Carolyn W., son and daughter-in-law own several Papa Murphy’s franchises in the area and baked pizza on the spot for all to enjoy. The smell and taste was delicious!! It was a delicious time!
We shifted our attention to China, England, Denmark, Peru, and southern Mexico—different places and times. The discovery of the Terracotta Army in 1974 has led to a new look at Chinese history. Other discoveries of a Viking ship in England and, more recently, the Iceman called Otzi in the Alps lead us to a better understanding of our ancient world. Secondly, we traveled to explore the Mayan Ruins in southern Mexico. Mayan pyramids and cities are as enticing as those built in ancient Egyptian times. Also, we will spend some time at Chichen Itza. Dr. Cline explained how the use of LIDAR for mapping known sites, discovering new ones, and previously unknown buildings at known sites has changed archaeology.
Gathan Graham entertained Residents in the Brill Chapel by playing favorite hymns and more. Mr. Graham performs at Epworth Villa the last Sunday of every month.