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                                                                                                                      Remembering the Year Just Past                                                               By Kathy Norris

                                                                                                                 While 2013 is now upon us, it is our custom to re-         saddened us. The U.S. ambassador to the United Na-
                                                                                                                                                                            tions, Susan Rice, later bowed out of consideration
                                                                                                                 member and reminisce on the year just past. The
                                                                                                                                                                            to be the next secretary of state because of her asser-
                                                                                                                 past year saw several changes in the world, our na-
                                                                                                                                                                            tions in TV interviews that a spontaneous demonstra-
                                                                                                                 tion, our state, and here at home. We learned what a
                                                                                                                                                                            tion over an anti-Muslim video triggered the attack.
                                                                                                                 “fiscal cliff” is in 2012, and as of midnight on New
                                                                                                                 Year’s Eve, were set to go over it. Last minute nego-      Other top stories included the U.S. Supreme Court’s
                                                                                                                 tiations enabled both House and Senate to pass a           upholding core elements of Obama’s health care
                                                                            www.MeadowoodRC.com                  deal that will increase taxes only on our nation’s         overhaul (Obamacare); civil war in Syria where the
                                                                                                                 wealthiest, but kicks the can forward in deliberations     overall death toll has climbed to over 40,000; and
                                                                            1-877-330-4370                       to cut entitlement spending and balance the budget.        milestones in the gay marriage debate. On Election
                                                                                                                                                                            Day, Maine, Maryland and Washington became the
                                                                                                                 There were many notable national news stories, and
                                                                                                                                                                            first states to legalize gay marriage via popular vote.
                                                                                                                 mass shootings topped the list, according to The As-
                                                                                                                                                                            And on December 7 the Supreme Court agreed to
                                                                                                                 sociated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news
                                                                                                                                                                            hear two cases that could further expand same-sex
                                                                                                                 directors. Fresh in our minds are the 26 elementary
                                                                                                                                                                            marriage rights.
                                                                                                                 school children and staff killed in Connecticut just
                                                                                                                 before Christmas. Sadly, that was only one of sever-       Weather-related incidents dominated the news
                                                                                                                 al mass shootings, including the killing of 12 people      throughout the year. Tropical storm Isaac sat over
                        AVAILABLE UNITS AT MEADOWOOD                                                             in a movie theatre in Aurora, CO in July.                  the gulf coast and dumped several inches of rain,
                                                                                                                                                                            leaving entire neighborhoods under water. Twisters
                  Submit your security deposit today to rent one of these hot properties!                        A close second among news stories was the national
                                                                                                                                                                            caused 39 deaths in five states, and brought destruc-
                                                                                                                 election: President Obama won a second term; the
                              Call Tammy Walker at 812-330-4375, ext. 167                                                                                                   tion to the
                                                                                                                 GOP hung on to its majority in the House, but lost
                                                                                                                                                                            little town of
                                                                                                                 two seats to remain a minority in the Senate. This
                                                                                                                                                                            Henryville,
                                                                                                                 election was also the costliest – the presidential elec-
Meadowood has two garden homes that will be move-in ready in the beginning of February 2013                                                                                 Indiana. The
                                                                                                                 tion alone broke the $2 billion mark in its final
                                                                                                                                                                            American
                                                                                                                 weeks, becoming the most expensive in American
                                                                                                                                                                            West suffered
1152 Linden Drive is a charming 2 bedroom 1 bath corner home. Nestled in the trees it has a secluded feel        history.
                                                                                                                                                                            the worst
yet is a short walk to the main building for fine dining and all of our wonderful activities. Freshly            The massive hurricane named Sandy slammed into             wildfire sea-
renovated this home has a new kitchen and new appliances. Other amenities include a detached garage and          more than 800 miles of the eastern U.S. seaboard in        son in a dec-
enclosed sunroom.                                                                                                October, killing at least 125 people, leaving tens of      ade—fires
                                                                                                                 thousands homeless, and causing damage calculated          burned hun-
1054 Sassafras has many extras. It is a wonderful 2 bedroom 2 bath garden home with an added foyer,              at well over $60 billion. New York and New Jersey          dreds of
enlarged kitchen and enclosed sunroom. All of this creates a large bright environment for those who like to      were the hardest hit states.                               homes and
entertain.                                                                                                       Even amid yearlong turmoil in Libya, the September
                                                                                                                 11 assault in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador
                                                                                                                 Chris Stephens and three other Americans jarred and                          Maxine Dillard at a Holiday Social.
consumed roughly 6 million acres in Washington,
California, Colorado and several other states. The
                                                         event, which also featured a special pre-game per-
                                                         formance by the renowned IU Marching Hundred,
                                                                                                                  The Meadowood Cinema
heat wave that contributed to the fires also caused a    involved nearly 300 IU alumni, students and facul-       View a great film each week-end on the big screen in the Terrace Room. The
drought that choked the Midwest and led to wide-         ty, and resulted in a major economic boost for the       microwave popcorn and bowls are in the cart in the wet bar area. Help your-
spread crop failure. Water use restrictions and burn     city of Indianapolis. In fact, according to an article   selves and enjoy!
bans were put in place in many communities, includ-      in Forbes, the city of Indianapolis knocked it out of
                                                                                                                  Ray (2004, 152 min)                                       Depression-era confidence trickster Johnny Hooker,
ing Bloomington.                                         the park with its beautiful stadium, ample lodging
                                                                                                                  Saturday, January 5, 1:00 & 7:00 PM                       whose friend and mentor Luther Coleman (Robert
                                                         near downtown and convenient proximity between
It was a great year for Anglophiles, with Great Brit-                                                             Ray Charles, the blind Genius of Soul, who took the       Earl Jones) is murdered by racketeer/gambler Doyle
                                                         hotels, stadium and entertainment amenities, thus
ain celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubi-                                                                revolutionary step of mixing gospel with R&B, had         Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hoping to avenge Lu-
                                                         setting a high bar for future Super Bowl host cities.
lee, hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics in London,                                                                  the distinction of being both a national treasure and     ther’s death, Johnny begins planning a “sting” -- an
and announcing that Will and Kate are expecting          People like to make “best of” lists near the end of      an international phenomenon. By the early 1960’s          elaborate scam -- to destroy Lonnegan. He enlists
their first child.                                       the year. Topping the New York Times’ best books         Charles had accomplished his dream – he’d come of         the aid of “the greatest con artist of them all,” Henry
                                                         list are for fiction, Bring up the Bodies by Hilary      age musically and made it to Carnegie Hall. The hit       Gondorff (Paul Newman), who pulls himself out of a
During this past year, hundreds of athletes provided
                                                         Mantel; and for non-fiction, Behind the Beautiful        records “Georgia” and “Born to Lose” successively         drunken stupor and rises to the occasion. Hooker and
sports fans with a multitude of pleasurable moments.
                                                         Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Un-          climbed to the top of the charts. He’d made his first     Gondorff gather together an impressive array of con
The Miami Heat won it all in their second year fea-
                                                         dercity by Katherine Boo. Los Angeles Times film         triumphant European concert tour in 1960. Jamie           men, all of whom despise Lonnegan and who wish
turing the “Big 3,” possibly contributing to Sports
                                                         critic Kenneth Turan describes ten-best lists as         Foxx’ performance in the title role is brilliant; one     to settle accounts on behalf of Luther. The twists and
Illustrated naming Heat star LeBron James as its
                                                         “educated guesses about work that will endure” and       can believe that these amazing songs are coming           surprises that follow are too complex to relate in de-
Sportsman of the Year. Olympic champions Usain
                                                         puts Michael Haneke’s film Amour at the top of his       from this man, and that may be the biggest compli-        tail -- suffice to say that you can’t cheat an honest
Bolt of Jamaica (gold medals in 100 and 200 meters)
                                                         list. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes as well as      ment one can pay to the performance. The film was         man, and that you shouldn’t accept everything at
and Allyson Felix of the U.S. (gold in 200 meters)
                                                         the top four European film awards, Amour shows           made with Charles’ approval, and he allowed the use       face value. The Sting became one of the biggest hits
were named male and female athlete of the year re-
                                                         what happens to a long and harmonious marriage           of his original recordings; he died during production.    of the early ‘70s; grossing 68.5 million dollars dur-
spectively by the International Association of Athlet-
                                                         when the wife suffers a series of debilitating           Nominated for 6 Oscars, Foxx won for Best Actor.          ing its first run, the film also picked up seven Acade-
ics Federations (IAAF).
                                                         strokes. However, the film that raked in the most at                                                               my Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director,
The 2012 Olympics was also a big story in 2012. We       the box office was Marvel’s The Avengers at nearly       Babette’s Feast (1987, 102 min)                           Best Screenplay, and Best Adapted Score for Marvin
saw Michael Phelps earn a record-setting 18th gold       $623.5 million.                                          Saturday, January 12, 7:00 PM                             Hamlisch’s unforgettable setting of Scott Joplin’s
medal, and witnessed the U.S. Women’s Soccer                                                                      & Sunday, January 13, 1:30 PMThe Danish/French            ragtime music.
                                                         The drought in Indiana was the top local news sto-
team find redemption against Japan in the gold med-                                                               Babette’s Feast is based on a story by Isak Dinesen.
                                                         ry, according to a poll by the Bloomington Herald-
al match. Gymnast Abby Douglas led the “Fab Five”                                                                 Stephane Audran plays Babette, a 19th century Paris-      The Guns of Navarone (1961, 156 min)
                                                         Times newspaper. The total rainfall for Monroe
to team gold and became the first woman of color to                                                               ian political refugee who seeks shelter in a rough        Saturday, January 26, 1:00 & 7:00 PMThe guns of
                                                         County was 8 inches below normal and high tem-
win the all-around. Teen phenom Missy Franklin                                                                    Danish coastal town. Philippa (Bodil Kjer) and Marti-     Navarone are huge Nazi cannons, installed on an
                                                         peratures set records on many days during the sum-
became the new face of American swimming, and                                                                     na (Birgitte Federspiel), the elderly daughters of the    Aegean island behind enemy lines. Anthony Quayle
                                                         mer months. The new I-69 interstate link between
Indianapolis native and Purdue alum David Bodia                                                                   town’s long-dead minister, take Babette in. As re-        is the officer assigned by the British to lead a task
                                                         Indianapolis and Evansville was ranked 2nd among
grabbed the first Olympic gold in the 10-meter plat-                                                              vealed in flashback, Philippa and Martina were once       force to put the guns out of commission. When
                                                         top stories; a portion of the new road opened before
form competition by an American male diver since                                                                  beautiful young women (played by Hanne Stensgaard         Quayle is injured, the mission winds up in the rela-
                                                         Thanksgiving. The return of Indiana basketball to
Greg Louganis achieved that feat at the 1988 sum-                                                                 and Vibeke Hastrup), who’d forsaken their chances at      tively inexperienced hands of Gregory Peck. There’s
                                                         the national limelight was story number 3; a #1 pre-
mer games.                                                                                                        romance and fame, taking hollow refuge in religion.       little love lost between Peck, explosives expert Da-
                                                                                                                  Babette holds a secret that may very well allow the       vid Niven and Greek patriot Anthony Quinn, espe-
For many, the themes of sportsmanship, competition
                                                                                                                  older ladies to have a second chance at life. The story   cially when it becomes known that there’s a traitor
and of the spirit of the games were best represented
                                                                                                                  culminates in a sumptuous feast prepared by Babette       in their midst. Resistance leader Irene Papas weeds
by South African runner Oscar Pistorius, the double
                                                                                                                  coinciding with a memorial to the reverend minister’s     out the traitor, but there are still those guns to take
amputee who fought to be allowed to compete. The
                                                                                                                  100th birthday.                                           care of. Filmed on location in Rhodes and distin-
amazing sight of his carbon fiber prosthetics moving
down the track in the 400 meter heats was an inspi-                                                                                                                         guished by Oscar-winning special effects, Guns of
                                                                                                                  The Sting (1973, 135 min)                                 Navarone (based on Alistair MacLean’s best-seller)
ration to millions, not just those missing a limb. Os-
                                                                                                                  Saturday, January 19, 1:00 PM                             was a major box-office hit of 1961.
car Pistorius ran just like everyone else in London,
                                                                                                                  & Sunday, January 20, 7:00 PM
and that in itself was part of the wonder.
                                                                                                                  Four years after setting box offices ablaze in Butch
One of the biggest sports events in Indianapolis’ his-                                                            Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman, Robert
tory, the Super Bowl, brought thousands of visitors         Employee Stacey Wiseman and resident Betty            Redford, and director George Roy Hill re-teamed
to our state capital. All told, planning for the big          Rudolph at the Staff Appreciation Party.            with similar success for The Sting. Redford plays
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                                                                                                    season ranking was a welcome boost to Hoosier
                                                                                                    fans across the state. The IU Men’s Soccer team
                                                                                                    won the NCAA championship, its first since 2004,
Chinese New Year Dinner                                                                             allowing only 2 goals in its five NCAA tournament
            Year of the Snake                         HAPPY BIRTHDAY!                               games.
                                                                                                    Road construction affected local residents in a big
        Wednesday, January 30, 2013             to all residents whose special day is in January!   way during 2012. Projects on the 45/46 Bypass,
      5:30-7:30 PM in the Terrace Room          Celebrants are invited to be guests at a Birthday   College Mall Road, East 3rd Street, and South Wal-
                                                Dinner held in their behalf on Monday, January      nut, to name just a few, was a source of daily frus-
              Egg Drop Soup                     21 at 5:30 PM in the Dining Room.                   tration for motorists. There were very few areas of
                                                                                                    Bloomington that didn’t have a street or sidewalk        Jane and Jerry McIntosh with Sue Zurface during
          Vegetable Spring Rolls                      1             Anne Call                                                                                          the Staff Appreciation Party.
                                                                                                    project that squeezed us into one lane and caused
              Crab Rangoon                            2             Sue Evans                       delays. But the new 4-lane bypass provides resi-        house in December to showcase the Christmas deco-
                Asian Salad                           4             Patsy Miller                    dents with a quick and safe commute and, for            rations at Meadowood. Nearly 100 outside guests
                                                      4             Jeanne Overly                   Meadowood residents, quick access to IU campus          attended a meeting in October to learn about Mead-
             General’s Chicken                                                                      events and to shopping.                                 owood group travel opportunities.
                                                      5             Mayo McCarty
            Kung Pao Chicken                          8             Marylou Weidenbener             Indiana University was also under construction last     Meadowood residents and their outside guests went
           Sweet & Sour Chicken                                                                     year. In March, a new undergraduate business            on vacation trips to St. Maarten in January, to Atlan-
                                                      8             Jean Langbak
                                                                                                    building, which is expected to elevate Kelley’s role    ta and St. Augustine in May, to Hannibal, Missouri
           Pork in Garlic Sauce                       14            Ella Fox                        in the economic vitality of the state, was named        in July, a Boston to Quebec City Holland American
          Beef w/ Chinese Broccoli                    14            Rudy Pozzatti                   Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center in appreciation         cruise in September, to the Quad Cities and Galena,
             Snow Pea Shrimp                          16            Beth van Vorst Gray             of a $15 million gift from alumnus James R.             IL in October, and to the Opryland Hotel Christmas
                                                      18            Pat Webb                        Hodge. Indiana University will name its new base-       in early December. There was an overnight trip in
                                                                                                    ball facility Bart Kaufman Field in honor of a major    July to Auburn, IN as well as numerous day outings
           Sichuan Green Beans                        23            Edgar DeJean                    gift to IU Athletics from Bart Kaufman, a former        and dinner theatre outings.
            Vegetable Lo Mein                         24            Jay Alford                      IU baseball student-athlete and chairman and CEO
                                                                                                    of Indianapolis-area Kaufman Financial Corp. The        Meadowood was very busy in 2012 improving the
           Vegetable Fried Rice                       24            Winona Jerden
                                                                                                    new $19.8 million complex will replace Sembower         physical property for its residents. Capital projects
                                                                                                    Field and the IU Softball Field, which are on Fee       for 2012 included new roofs on Linden and Sassa-
   Orange Sherbet & Almond Cookie                                                                                                                           fras (Juniper will be roofed in 2013). The entire
                                                                                                    Lane adjacent to Foster Residence Center. Comple-
               Beer & Wine                             Meadowood Guest Cottage                      tion is scheduled in time for the 2013 season. Con-     campus was rekeyed, and new water heaters were
                                                                                                    struction also continued on the new IU Jacobs           installed in the apartment building. A new model
                                                Do you or a friend want to try Meadowood out for
     Sign up at Activities Credenza—$20                                                             School of Music Faculty Studio Building which           show home on Sassafras Circle and a guest home on
                                                a day or a week? Contact Tammy Walker at 330-
                                                                                                    will contain 84 studios for faculty and assistant in-   Linden Drive were created. Of the eight individuals
                                                4375 ext. 167 to arrange a stay in our guest home
                                                                                                    structors as well as seminar rooms, and administra-     and couples who took advantage of a stay in the
                                                and see why Meadowood is Bloomington’s best
             Save the Date!                     retirement community.                               tive offices.                                           guest cottage, four were so satisfied with the experi-
                                                                                                                                                            ence, they have since moved to Meadowood; two
             Super Bowl Party – Sunday,                                                             Meadowood won The Herald-Times 2012 Readers’            others have made deposits. Thirteen vacant Garden
             February 3, 6:30 PM in the                                                             Choice Award for Best Retirement Community for          Homes were renovated in 2012, and all have been
             Terrace Room                                                                           the 5th consecutive year. Four of Meadowood’s           rented. The second set of paired homes in Sycamore
                                                                                                    World War II veterans were featured in a Bloom          Ridge was completed in 2012 and both sides are oc-
                                                                                                    Magazine article in the October/November issue          cupied.
 Mardi Gras Party – Tuesday,                                                                        entitled “World War II Veterans Now Stationed at
 February 5, 4:30-7:00 PM in the                                                                    Meadowood.”                                             Meadowood saw some new additions to staff in
 Terrace Room—Live music                                                                                                                                    2012. Long-time employee Larry Diersing was ele-
                                                                                                    Meadowood hosted a Chef’s Challenge in April            vated to the position of Executive Director after
             Valentine’s Dinner – Thursday,                                                         where executive chefs from three other Five Star        serving as interim for the previous six months. His
             February 14, 4:45-7:00 PM in the                                                       properties and our own chef Alan Booze created          most recent position was that of Administrator in the
             Dining Room—Special music in                                                           dishes of ingredients from a mystery basket for the     Health Pavilion. The new Health Pavilion Adminis-
             the Terrace Room follows                                                               enjoyment of the audience. We hosted a very suc-        trator as of December 15 is Jessica Bowman, who
                                                                                                    cessful Garden Walk in June and a holiday open          came to us from Autumn Hills Alzheimer Special
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Care Center in Bloomington. Meadowood also saw         and an administrator under five IU presidents; Jan
a change in the position of Maintenance Director.      Cherkala, president and co-owner of Allen Funeral           Transportation is offered to these films at IU Cinema—sign up!
Scott Carey assumed that role in March from his        Home from 1977 to 1994; and Lawrence “Les” Wa-
                                                                                                                 Lawrence of Arabia (1962, 227 min)                      paintings were subsequently destroyed so that they
previous position as a project manager in heating      ters, former IU faculty member and a nationally
                                                                                                                 Sunday, January 13, Departs 2:30 PM                     would only exist on film. The French government has
and air conditioning contracting (HVAC) for Pipe-      known expert in transportation issues.
                                                                                                                 Seeing Lawrence of Arabia onscreen with full            declared the film a national treasure. The film will be
fitters Local 440 in Indianapolis.                     We said good-bye to those and a few others the past       overture and intermission is a larger-than-life cine-   preceded by the short film Visit to Picasso (1949).
The world lost many celebrities and notable people     year. They are missed. We were very pleased, how-         matic adventure. Arguably one of the best films         Sign up for the Gallery Talk, departing 1:30 PM to IU
in 2012. To name just a few, our nation bade hail      ever, to welcome 30 new residents to Meadowood in         ever made, Lean’s epic story depicts the life of        Art Museum if you are interested in both. Free
and farewell to writers Nora Ephron, Ray Bradbury,     2012. It is remarkable how quickly the newest resi-       T.E. Lawrence, the controversial and romanticized       Chasing Ice (2012, 76 min)
Maurice Sendak, and Gore Vidal; astronauts Neil        dents embrace their lives here and soon help form         British officer who led an Arab revolt against the      Tuesday, January 22, Departs 6:30 PM
Armstrong and Sally Ride; actors Ernest Borgnine,      the fabric that holds us all together. Like a family,     Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The          In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental pho-
Larry Hagman, Jack Klugman, and Andy Griffith;         residents celebrated milestone birthdays, anniver-        Arabian Desert, provides a majestic backdrop for        tographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky
musicians Dave Brubeck, and Earl Scruggs; TV and       saries, and holidays, attended dinners, picnics and       Lawrence’s larger-than-life exploits. The film was      assignment for National Geographic: to capture imag-
radio personality Dick Clark; singers Andy Wil-        parties together and generally celebrated life fully,     nominated for 10 Oscars, winning seven. $3              es to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing cli-
liams, Whitney Houston, and Etta James; composer       one day at a time.                                        The Last Emperor (1987, 163 min)                        mate. This is the story of his mission to change the
Marvin Hamlisch; and comedienne Phyllis Diller.                                                                  Thursday, January 17, Departs 6:30 PM                   tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our
                                                       Meadowood will continue to strive to enhance the
We lost investigative journalist Mike Wallace, U.S.                                                              Peking, 1908: A three-year-old boy is removed           changing planet. Within months of his trip to Iceland,
                                                       lives of our residents and their families in 2013. Old-
General Norman Schwarzkopf; former senators                                                                      from his home and mother and is carried through         the photographer conceived a bold expedition: The
                                                       er adults who anticipate moving to a retirement com-
George McGovern and Arlen Specter; motivational                                                                  the night to the Forbidden City in the heart of Chi-    Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventur-
                                                       munity will want an active lifestyle and the ability to
speaker Zig Zigler, and editor Helen Gurley Brown.                                                               na. His name is Pu Yi and his abduction will alter      ers, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse
                                                       maintain their independence – and Meadowood will
Closer to home, we lost the beloved Elinor Ostrom,                                                               China’s history forever. The film remains an inti-      cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-
                                                       be here for them.
IU distinguished professor of political science and                                                              mate portrait of an extraordinary and unique man        year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His
winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009.        From our house to yours, we wish you a happy and          and his journey of self-discovery. The film won         hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into sec-
                                                       healthy 2013.                                             nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture,            onds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion
Bob Zaltsberg, Editor of The Herald-Times remem-                                                                 Best Director and Best Costume Design, for James        as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. $6
bered those in the community who passed away in a                                                                Acheson. Acheson is scheduled to be present. $3         Le Million (1931, 81 min)
late December editorial, writing, “Here are just a                                                               Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored                   Saturday, January 26, Departs 2:30 PM
few of a great many people who died in 2012 after                                                                (1995, 115 min)                                         An exuberant journey across Paris, Le Million is a mu-
enriching our community.” Among those listed,                                                                    Saturday, January 19, Departs 2:30 pm                   sical full of cinematic magic. The film, one of René
there are several who chose to end their days at                                                                 In a tightly connected black community in Missis-       Clair's first forays into sound technology, mixes joy-
Meadowood.                                                                                                       sippi in the 1940s, people live and depend on each      ous songs with madcap comedy and lively choreogra-
The community and Meadowood mourned the loss                                                                     other and roots run deep. One American family           phy. It tells the tale of poor artist Michel Bouflette
of Tally Weigand, active community volunteer;                                                                    must come to terms with the risks it is willing to      (René Lefèvre) as he rushes to recover his lost lottery
Howard Gest, IU distinguished professor emeritus                                                                 take to fight racism in the segregated South. The       ticket. Along the way, he encounters hilarious charac-
of microbiology and adjunct professor of history                                                                 film is an adaptation of Clifton L. Taulbert’s auto-    ters, elaborate obstacles, and a rival who wants to
and philosophy; Alfred “Freddy” Diamant, IU pro-                                                                 biography in which a young Taulbert recounts his        claim the one million florins. Le Million is a jewel
fessor emeritus of political science; Dorothy Dean                                                               life, beginning with his birth in a cotton field. In    whose pleasures deserve rediscovery. Free
Summers, who taught in the Department of Physi-                                                                  the moments before the American civil rights            Far From Heaven (2002, 107 min)
cal Education for Women, and recipient of a                                                                      movement, the narrator shares an epic American          Sunday, January 27, Departs 6:00 PM
Leanne L. Grotke award, presented to living wom-                                                                 saga of struggle, strength, and destiny. Free.          Tells the story of a privileged housewife (Julianne
en who have made outstanding contributions to                                                                    Mystery of Piccaso (1956, 78 min)                       Moore) in 1950s America, and is inspired by the great
IU’s athletics program; Ledford and Julia Carter,                                                                Sunday, January 20, Departs 2:30 PM                     Hollywood dramas of that era. It lovingly depicts the
who died within two days of each other after active                                                              In 1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot joined forces with       gorgeous and placid surfaces of mid-century suburban
lives in Bloomington – Ledford taught motion pic-                                                                his friend Pablo Picasso to make an entirely new        family life, even as Haynes’ story breaks them open to
ture production at IU and Julia was a long-time vol-                                                             kind of art film, a film that could capture the mo-     reveal a repressed world of limitless emotions and life
unteer; Sue Schmalz, member of the Local Council                                                                 ment and the mystery of creativity. While Picasso,      shattering desires that cross the boundaries of racial
of Women, the Bloomington Hospital Board and                                                                     the most influential artist of the twentieth century,   and sexual tolerance with tragic results. $3
the Hospital Foundation Board; and Edgar G. Wil-        Holiday Social Hour Fun—prior to the resident hol-       is making a painting, Clouzot (The Wages of Fear
                                                                                                                 and Diabolique) is filming the process. Most of the     For the complete catalog visit
liams, chair of the department of personnel and or-       iday gala (above) and being entertained by the                                                                 www.iub.edu/~iucinema
ganizational behavior in the School of Business              Bloomington Bones (trombone quartet).
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          Ringing in the New Year—Meadowood Style
                                                                                    Please sign up in the Activities Log Book
                                                                                    for any of these events if indicated.                   What’s Happening
                                                                                    Tuesday, January 1                                      New Resident Orientation
                                                                                    Beer & Bloody Marys                                     4:00 PM in the Card Room
                                                                                    10:30 AM in the Fireplace Lounge                        If you are new to Meadowood, you will receive an
                                                                                    Stop by before brunch for some New Year’s Day           invitation to attend this important class to learn more
                                                                                    cheer and greet friends, old and new.                   about your new home.
                                                                                    New Year’s Day Buffet                                   IU Continuing Studies Registration
                                                                                    11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Dining Room                   4:30-6:00 PM in the Fireplace Lounge
                                                                                    Meadowood serves a lovely brunch for residents,         You will have received a course catalog in your
                                                                                    and guests are welcome ($25.95). Call in your reser-    mailbox, so please visit with Jeanne Madison today
                                                                                    vation to ext. 327.                                     or on Tuesday, January 15 to register for courses.
                                                                                    Popcorn & Movie                                         Wednesday, January 9
                                                                                    4:00 PM in the Terrace Room                             Movie Outing
                                                                                    The Apartment (1960, 125 min)                           Departs 11:50 AM to AMC West
                                                                                                                                            Les Miserables. The musical adaptation of Victor
                                                                                    Wednesday, January 2                                    Hugo’s classic novel about a recently-released pris-
                                                                                    Women’s Lunch                                           oner named Jean Valjean struggling to survive dur-
                                                                                    Departs 11:15 AM to Olive Garden                        ing the French Revolution stars Anne Hathaway,
                                                                                    Whether you like the soup and salad, or one of the      Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe. Bring $5.
                                                                                    classic pastas, sign up to join the ladies for a fun
                                                                                    lunch.                                                  Thursday, January 10
                                                                                                                                            Women’s Fellowship
                                                                                    Sunday, January 6                                       10:00 AM in the Terrace Room
                                                                                    Colts Party Sunday                                      All women of Meadowood are welcome to attend
                                                                                    1:00 PM in the Terrace Room                             this monthly program of fellowship and spiritual
                                                                                    The Cold take on the Baltimore Ravens in the “Wild      nourishment.
                                                                                    Card” playoff game, and we will gather to cheer
                                                                                    them on. Snacks and beverages will be served.           Bach Organ Concert
                                                                                                                                            Departs 11:55 AM to Beck Chapel
                                                                                    Monday, January 7                                       Janette Fishel presents the Seasons of Sebastian
                                                                                    Elves Pizza Party                                       Concert Series, music from Bach’s “Great 18.” Free.
    IU ATHLETICS TRANSPORTATION            WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS!                   5:30 PM in the Lower Level
                                                                                    If you helped with holiday decorating or festivities    Pub Crawler
         DEPARTURE SCHEDULE
                                                                                    in any way, please join us for pizza and salad. These   Departs 5:15 PM to 56° bar
                Men’s Basketball                                                    include decorating, de-decorating, playing music,       Enjoy a relaxing evening in an upscale atmos-
                                                                                    polishing silver, donating items for exhibit and par-   phere. Connected to Truffles Fine Cuisine, this
 12 Saturday    Minnesota 11:15 AM                                                                                                          bar features rare spirits, distinctive beers, signature
                                                                                    ticipating in the home lights & apt. door challenge.
 15 Tuesday     Wisconsin 8:15 PM                                                   Sign up at the credenza!                                martinis, and a great bar menu.
 23 Wednesday Penn State 6:15 PM                                                    Meadowood Lecture
                                                    ALICE BENNETT                                                                            Angie Matthews
 27 Sunday       Michigan State 12:15 PM                                            7:00 PM in the Terrace Room
                                            To 1056 Sassafras from Naperville, IL                                                             is enjoying the
                                                                                    Roberta Kelser, Executive Director of the Monroe
               Women’s Basketball                                                   County YMCA will tell us about the future of the Y.          Women’s
 06 Sunday      Northwestern 1:30 PM         DOROTHY “DOTTIE” BERKLEY                                                                        Holiday Lunch-
                                                                                    Tuesday, January 8                                       eon at the Grant
                                               To Apt. 22 from Bloomington
 10 Thursday    Nebraska 6:00 PM                                                    Men’s Breakfast                                             Street Inn in
                                                                                    Departs 8:00 AM to Rose’s Diner                              December.
 20 Sunday      Michigan State 1:30 PM               DAVID NOWLIN                   Always a popular destination with the guys,
 24 Thursday    Michigan 6:30 PM            To 1127 Linden from Indianapolis, IN    you can get a hearty breakfast at Rosie’s for a very
                                                                                    reasonable price. Bring cash.
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                                                        Esther Kim and Friends will offer a recital for our
                                                        residents’ enjoyment.                                            A Delightful and Elegant Resident Holiday Gala
                                                        Wednesday, January 16
                                                        Co-ed Breakfast
                                                        Departs 8:15 AM to American Legion
                                                        Join us for a full made-to-order breakfast at a great
                                                        price.
                                                        Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
                                                        Departs 10:30 AM to Indianapolis
                                                        Arsenic & Old Lace ~ You’ll die laughing! When
 Vince & Joyce Mabert at our holiday open house.        insanity runs in the family, anything can happen.
Friday, January 11                                      Spinster sisters Abby and Martha Brewster are dar-
Social Hour & Art Gallery Opening                       ling little old ladies. Devoted to charity and family,
4:30-6:00 PM in the Lower Level                         they just happen to poison lonely old men and have a
For more than fifteen years, Tom Rhea has               number of corpses buried in their cellar. The Broad-
been producing illustrations, portraits of politi-      way production opened on Broadway on January 10,
cal and entertainment celebrities and architectural     1941 and closed on September 25, 1944, having
and technical subjects of great complexity.             played 1,444 performances. Price is $55 (guests $60).

Sunday, January 13                                      Therapy Presentation
Bach Cantata Project                                    7:00 PM in the Terrace Room
Departs 2:00 PM to St. Thomas Lutheran                  Thursday, January 17
The free program consists of Jesu, nun sei gepreiset    University Club Luncheon
BWV 41                                                  Departs 11:15 AM to Indiana Memorial Union
Monday, January 14                                      Featured Speaker is Ray Looze, IU Men’s and Wom-
Armchair Travel                                         en’s Swim Coach, with a talk called “Never Give
7:00 PM in the Terrace Room                             Up.” Cost is $15 to 855-1325 or iub.edu/~uclub by
David Kazimir, organ curator for the Jacobs School      January 11.
of Music will give a talk titled “The Seward Organ’s    IU Speech & Hearing Clinic
tortured trip to its home in Auer Hall.”                1:00-2:30 PM in the Founders Room
                                                        A clinician will check your hearing aid batteries and                             Meadowood’s Upcoming Travel Opportunities
Tuesday, January 15
                                                        remove wax from the device and/or perform a hear-
Men’s Coffee & Donuts                                                                                                                                     Windy City Overnight
9:00 AM in the Founders Room                            ing test. This is a free walk-in service.
                                                                                                                                                            Late April TBA
Guests are welcome at this monthly coffee gathering     James Acheson Lecture                                         One night in Palmer House Hilton, visit Picasso Exhibit at Chicago Art Institute, includes ticket to
of the men of Meadowood.                                Departs 2:30 PM to IU Cinema                                                          Broadway in Chicago play and other surprises
Great Decisions                                         James Acheson has been designing costumes for Hol-                                     Presidential Libraries & San Antonio
                                                        lywood for over thirty years. His talents have earned
1:15-3:00 PM in the Terrace Room                                                                                                           Clinton, LBJ and G.W. & G.H. Bush Libraries
For 58 years, Great Decisions has given an inspiring    him three Academy Awards for costume design, and
                                                        have linked him to numerous impressive creative pro-                                                 May 3-10
example of the role citizens can play in discovering,                                                                                   Little Rock, Dallas, Austin & Johnson City plus San Antonio
discussing and deciding how some of the world’s         jects. The lecture will focus on designing for Holly-
                                                        wood, his celebrated career, and preparation for his                                           Experience New Harmony
greatest challenges can be met. All are welcome to
drop in and to buy the course book ($15), particular-   role in the much anticipated summer film, Man of                                                      June 15-17
ly those new to the program. The series will resume     Steel. Free.                                               Tour the USS LST Memorial 325 and The Reitz Home Museum in Evansville; 2 nights New Harmony
on February 12th. For more information call Michael                                                                  Inn, ticket to Boing Boing at New Harmony Theatre. Day 3 Red Skelton Story in Vincennes, IN.
                                                        Fun Spot Outing
Chiappetta at 337-1884.                                 Departs 5:15 PM to The Rail                                                        California Presidential Libraries & San Diego
                                                        Try the rail for delicious cocktails that you sip                                                   June 22-29
Violin Recital                                                                                                         Fly to Los Angeles for 2-day stay: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and burial site, LA Tour;
7:00 PM in the Terrace Room                             to enjoy the taste, and lovely small dishes. This is the
                                                        favorite hang-out of Chef Alan Booze.                      3 days in San Diego at Del Coronado with visits to Richard Nixon’sboyhood home, Presidential Library.

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Faculty/Guest Recital                                                                           Saturday, January 19                                      the highest-ranked orchestras in the world since its
Departs 7:30 PM to Auer Hall                              The best Indianapolis Symphony                                                                  formation in 1918. This season’s performance will
                                                                                                Met Opera Live
Roger Roe, Oboe; Michael Isaac Strauss, Vio-             Orchestra Yuletide Celebration ever!   Departs 12:30 PM to AMC East                              feature a solo from violinist Joshua Bell, “classical
la; and R. Kent Cook, Piano: Poetic Music for Oboe,                                             Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Mary, Queen of Scots)—         music superstar.” Purchase tickets at the IU Auditori-
Viola, and Piano. Klughardt: Schilflieder, Op. 28;                                              Joyce DiDonato’s performance in the title role of         um Box Ofc. ($38-60)
Holbrooke: Nocturne “Fairyland”, Op. 57, No. 1;                                                 Mary, Queen of Scots, is “full of plush richness and
White: The Nymph’s Complaint for the Death of her                                                                                                         Thursday, January 24
                                                                                                aching beauty,” in David McVicar’s Met premiere
Fawn; Loeffler: Deux Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola,                                                                                                          Fiber Arts Group
                                                                                                production. Elza van den Heever is “a vocally bur-
and Piano. Free.                                                                                                                                          3:30 PM in the Terrace Room
                                                                                                nished and emotionally tempestuous” Elizabeth (New        If you work with textiles, yarns, or fabrics of any
                                                                                                York Times). Cost is $22 at the door. 3 hours, 15 min.    kind, please join this group which is organized by res-
Wednesday, January 30
Chinese New Year Party                                                                          Indianapolis Baroque Orch. Competition Recital            idents.
5:15-7:15 PM in the Terrace Room                                                                Departs 3:30 PM to Auer Hall                              Just Men Hour
Join us for a fun evening celebrating the Year of the                                           Barthold Kuijken, Conductor and Flute; a free recital     4:00 PM in the Founders Room
Snake. You will choose from a generous offering of                                              features the winners of this year’s IBO concerto com-     All men of Meadowood are invited to this
Chinese food from local restaurant Fortune Cookies,                                             petition.                                                 monthly gathering of drinks and conversation.
beer & wine, Meadowood-style decorations, Chinese                                               Sunday, January 20
student musicians, and other surprises. Sign up at the                                                                                                    Cleveland Orchestra Quartet & Friends
                                                                                                Gallery Talk - Focus on Picasso                           Departs 7:30 PM to Auer Hall
Activities Credenza; space is limited. $20 per person                                           Departs 1:30 PM to IU Art Museum
charged back.                                                                                                                                             Jacobs School of Music Faculty will join the
                                                                                                Presented by Nan Brewer, The Lucienne M.                  Cleveland Orchestra Quartet for a free program
Thursday, January 31                                                                            Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, this Gallery        of Schumann: Piano Quintet; Mendelssohn:
Mark Twain Presents                                                                             Talk will precede the film at IU Cinema. You may          Octet
7:00 PM in the Terrace Room                                                                     walk over if you are able, or make arrangements with
Ed DeJean, Meadowood resident and talented Mark                                                 the driver. Free.                                         Friday, January 25
Twain impersonator ,will present a new program of                                                                                                         Game Day
                                                                                                Monday, January 21                                        1:00 PM in the Founders Room
Twain stories. The trouble starts at 7…                                                         January Birthday Dinner                                   Bring a quarter per card for several games of Bingo.
                                                                                                5:30 PM in the Dining Room                                The money is used as prizes, so you might get it back!
  We took over 30 people to the IU vs. Butler game                                              If your birthday is in January, you will be invited to
 in Indy which was a great trip despite the outcome.                                            this dinner in your honor. RSVP to Glen at ext. 327.      Monday, January 28
                                                                                                                                                          Panama Canal Travel Talk
                                                                                                WWII Film Series                                          7:00 PM in the Terrace Room
                                                                                                7:00 PM in the Terrace Room                               This is the February Armchair Travel program—
                                                                                                Local history teacher Curtis Shedlak hosts a              Ronald Kovener will report on his November Panama
                                                                                                film each month.                                          Canal cruise for those participating in the Mead-
                                                                                                Tuesday, January 22                                       owood Panama Canal cruise, as a trip down memory
                                                                                                General Residents Meeting                                 lane to relive the exciting adventure for many, and to
                                                                                                10:00 AM in the Terrace Room                              show the many pleasures of today’s cruise experi-
                                                                                                All residents are invited to attend this monthly infor-   ence. You will see the canal transit with viewing tips.
                                                                                                mational meeting. Continental breakfast is served.
                                                                                                ‘Diners, Drive-ins & Dives’ Lunch
                                                                                                Departs 11:15 AM to Smokin’ Jack’s BBQ
                                                                                                For the best barbeque in town, you need to try Smok-
                                                                                                in’ Jack’s. Bring about $10 cash for a pulled pork
                                                                                                sandwich or BBQ brisket with delicious sides.
                                                                                                Wednesday, January 23
                                                                                                The Cleveland Orchestra
                                                                                                Departs 7:30 PM to IU Auditorium
                                                                                                Under the leadership of music director Franz Welser-
                                                                                                Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of           The Singing Hoosiers performance at Meadowood.

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