Immigration to Pennsylvania

Presented by Perry K. Blatz
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, immigrants of the many nationalities of southern and eastern Europe found economic opportunity in the mines and mills of Pennsylvania and the difficult and dangerous work that they offered. The numerous contrasts between their rural origins, the working conditions they faced, and the lives they built show the fundamental economic and social changes at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. Dr. Perry K. Blatz explains the compelling history.

Tuesday, February 26
2:00 p.m.

Johnny Angel Trio

“Salute to the Great American Song Book”
Pittsburgh’s own Johnny Angel will be singing songs from the Great American Pop Song Book. Listen to his fun-filled stories from neatly 50 years of a wonderful career in the music business. Don’t miss this chance to see Johnny Angel up close and personal! He will be accompanied by pianist Ken Pompi and bass player Pat Crossley.

Tuesday, February 12
2:00 p.m.

Lunch & Learn

All retirement communities are not created equal

Get the facts from Sherwood Oaks Executive Director and CFO Annette McPeek, who will explain what Lifecare is and how it’s the defining difference between Sherwood Oaks and other retirement options. Enjoy a taste of our vibrant lifestyle and delicious cuisine. A complimentary lunch will be served.

To RSVP, call 1-800-642-2217

Tuesday, January 22
11 a.m.

Where There’s a Will, There’s Relatives

Speaker: Julian Gray, Elder Law Attorney

When people think about doing estate planning, they think they need a Will. Whether the suggestion comes from their friends, financial planner, accountant, or the internet, many people mistakenly resort to this default document instead of fully investigating the estate planning result they are looking to achieve. Certified Elder Law Attorney Julian Gray will explain why this outdated method of wealth transfer may not be the best protection for you and your family.

Friday, January 11
2 p.m.

River City Brass Band

River City Brass Band receives praise from audiences and critics alike: “RCS delivers the rare kind of show that combines light-hearted fun with serious musicianship,” notes an audience member. “River City Brass puts the fun back into music,” says the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

Monday, December 10
2 p.m.

Pearl Harbor

Presented by Gary Augustine

Sunday, December 7, 1941, they swooped in from the north in waves of torpedo, dive, and fighter planes that were launches from six Japanese carriers. As the planes arrived over Oahu Island, they came upon a large US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. At 7:58 a.m., the first bombs exploded. The last Japanese plane departed around 9:30 a.m., leaving a mass of destruction and 2,402 American soldiers dead. In the aftermath, the public had many questions. Why was the American military surprised? Who was to blame for this catastrophe? Join our speaker as he narrates the events, and the myths of December 7th.

Monday, December 3
2 p.m.

WWII: Women’s Air Service Pilots (WASP’S)

Presented by Ellen Snow

Looking back on women’s roles in history we can’t miss the role that over one thousand women played during WWII. These women were aviators and were known as the Women’s Air Service Pilots (WASPS). These female pilots overcame overwhelming cultural and gender bias because of their non-traditional roles. They faced injustices and inequalities throughout their service and life. Their fight for their rights spans more than seven decades and finally culminated in 2016.

Friday, November 16
2 p.m.

Murder Most Fowl – The Maltese Chicken

The scene is set: an afternoon tea at the exclusive villa turns deadly when the patriarch of a powerful family winds up dead! Who was it? his trusted assistant? His ambitious children? One of YOU? Join us as we go back in time to figure out who killed who, without all the modern day technology. No DNA, fingerprints, blood, forensics… just good old fashion detective work! With more than 100 eyewitnesses to the crime, solving the case should be a piece of cake!

Monday, November 5
2 p.m.

Oktoberfest

What’s not to love about Oktoberfest? Come celebrate Bavarian Culture at Sherwood Oaks with the music of the William Dorfner Duo. Enjoy authentic German food and beverage. A fun time to be had by all!

Tuesday, October 23
2 p.m.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Sharpen your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course! You will learn:

  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Proven safety strategies
  • New traffic laws and rules of the road

Plus, there are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion, you may be eligible to receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance.

$15 AARP Members
$20 Non-members

Thursday and Friday
October 4 & 5, 1-5 p.m.