Friends Theater

The Art of Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudi was a Spanish architect and designer whose works count as some of the most unique and creative of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gaudi often integrated organic forms and unexpected materials into his designs, and, once they are seen, they cannot be forgotten. We will explore some of Gaudi’s best-known works such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, and we will discuss his intense religious faith and influence on architecture.

Presented by Ann Shifflet, Art History instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Seniors Ask the Expert: The Medical Advocate

Have you ever found that a health crisis for yourself or a loved one has left you feeling confused and helpless? Dr. Annette Ticoras was a physician who witnessed firsthand how medical situations, medical jargon, tests, procedures, prescriptions, and diagnoses could be difficult to interpret and navigate for patients. She now works as a medical advocate for patients who need her help. This is your chance to ask questions to help you understand how to advocate for yourself, your family members as well as options for using a professional when you’re not sure you can do it yourself.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Family Movie and Popcorn

Bring the family to enjoy some of the newest G or PG movies for younger audiences released to DVD. We’ll provide the popcorn and candy, and you may bring your own drink with a lid. Children ages 9 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Title will be available two weeks prior. Free tickets are required and will be available 20 min. before movie starts while supplies last.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Sunday Film Club

We conclude winter film series with “Hitchcock”, a 2012 theatrical release that deals with Hitchcock’s life behind the camera. It stars Anthony Hopkins as ther director and focuses on the making of the classic Psycho. Steve Hunt presents. 2012 158min PG-13

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Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Practical Parenting: Leaving the Nest, Letting them Fall, and Watching Them Soar

“Let it go”. Easier said than done sometimes. Nurturing, protecting, trying to stop them from falling can become a habit. However, it remains unrealistic to expect to protect young adults from EVERY potential challenge, heartache, and failure which they may encounter in life. Join the discussion regarding ways to promote your child’s independence,
perseverance and success…….even when you’re not there.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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The Loire Valley: Explore the Playground of the Kings

Two hours southwest of Paris is the lush and legendary Loire Valley. Nicknamed the “playground of kings and queens,” it is the site of some of France’s bloodiest battles. Join travel writer and Wanderlust Tours owner, Shawnie Kelley as she explores the flourishing arts and architecture during the reign of King Francis I (1494-1547) whose appreciation for Italian culture inspired a new level of creativity and innovation throughout French society. The Renaissance king’s 32-year legacy is felt throughout the fine arts, architecture, gardens, music, and court life. The presentation takes you through the original medieval castle at the Louvre, the “ château of women” at Chenonceau, and the fortress at Chinon, where Joan of Arc rallied future King Charles VII. This travelogue also explores the royal châteaux at Amboise, Chambord, and a few lesser-known castles associated with kings, queens, mistresses, and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Upper Arlington-based author, Shawnie Kelley, is a travel and food writer and owner of Wanderlust Tours. Shawnie is a regular contributor to a variety of history, culinary and lifestyle magazines and is currently working on The Woman’s Guide: France due out in late 2016.. A passion for history, culture and cuisine underlies all of her writing.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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