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August 2019

Shared Stories: Heroic Afterlife in the New Testament & Qur’an (YH)

August 26 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville House, 1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, 02138
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From Abraham, Sarah and Hagar to Joseph, Moses, Miriam, King David and the Queen of Sheba, biblical figures loom large in the classic stories of Christians and Muslims. Do these shared traditions connect us, divide us, or both? This lecture series will focus on the three Abrahamic traditions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - and their respective core scriptures: the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Qur'an. This course will also examine texts from later traditions including rabbinic midrash…

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Verdi Opera Lecture Series: Othello (YP)

August 27 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Youville Place, 10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Widely considered to be Verdi's greatest tragedy, "Othello" is as philosophically profound as it is thrilling. The seamless union of powerful music with Shakespearean drama shows Verdi at the peak of his creative power. This lecture will feature video footage of Placido Domingo starring as Othello and Renee Fleming as Desdemona. Presented by Erika Reitshamer.

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Profiles of Women in History with Dr. Richard Brabander: Benazhir Bhutto & Indira Ghandi (YH)

August 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville House, 1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Benazhir Bhutto and Indira Ghandi were among the most prominent South Asian women in recent history. Bhutto was the first woman to serve as the prime minister of a Muslim nation, the first woman to lead a major political party and Pakistan’s only female prime minister. Ghandi was the first and only female prime minister of India, serving four terms between 1966 and 1984 before she was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.

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Stories of Spirit from Around the World (YH)

August 28 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville House, 1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The world has many spiritual traditions that have imparted a treasure trove of delightful and enlightening stories. Rabbi Margalit will present stories from a wide variety of faith traditions including Christianity, Judaism, Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Native American traditions. The course will explore themes such as spiritual quest, growth and challenges.

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Drumming Circle with SoulWorks Rhythm (YP)

August 28 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville Place, 10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, 02421
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Recently, drumming has been associated with therapeutic benefits like lower blood pressure, stress relief and improved coordination. Learn the basics of drumming and musically collaborate with fellow participants. SoulWorks Rhythm will provide an array of drums and guide the group through traditional drumming techniques.

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Concert: Classical Pianist Tae Kim (YP)

August 31 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville Place, 10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, 02421
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Hailed by the New York Times for his skilled improvisations, Tae Kim brings rigorous execution and whimsical styling to his piano performances. His adventurous taste and willingness to push boundaries have led to a diverse repertoire ranging from Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" to the works of Schumann, from packed concert halls to the street piano in Harvard Square. At Youville, he will perform a mix of original compositions and classical works including selections from Schumann and Hindesmith.

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September 2019

Steps in Time: Ballroom Dancing (YP)

September 3 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville Place, 10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, 02421
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Inspired by the idea that people of all ages and abilities should have opportunities to dance, Mr. Winward has led social Ballroom and Latin dance workshops throughout Greater Boston, witnessing firsthand the many benefits that dancing provides for the “Over-55” community. Dance encourages good posture, offers low-impact, cardiovascular exercise, and connects people through the skills of leading and following. Most importantly, it’s fun!

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Dance with Parkinson’s (YH)

September 5 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Youville House, 1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Taught by an instructor from Urbanity Dance, "Dance with Parkinson's" includes live musicians and trained professionals with extensive knowledge of how Parkinson's disease affects movement. Participants report improvements in range of motion, balance and mind-body coordination.

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ArtMatters Presents . . . Leonardo Da Vinci (YH)

September 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville House, 1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the greatest painters in the world, but painting was not his only talent. He was also a scientist, mathematician, engineer, military strategist, sculptor, concert-level musician and inventor. Join us as we consider the astounding scope of Da Vinci's accomplishments.

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Drumming Circle with SoulWorks Rhythm (YH)

September 6 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Youville House, 1573 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Recently, drumming has been associated with therapeutic benefits like lower blood pressure, stress relief and improved coordination. Learn the basics of drumming and musically collaborate with fellow participants. SoulWorks Rhythm will provide an array of drums and guide the group through traditional drumming techniques.

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