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Birthday treats in the Town Center Monday morning were offered by Carla Carter. Carla was joined by many neighbors and friends as they gathered at coffee hour for fun, socializing and treats.

David Horsey gifted us with another Amaryllis bulb in order to test our green thumbs and see if we could bring it to bloom. Voila, it worked. We now have a four-blossomed Amaryllis flower in beautiful variegated shades of pink. It was grown near a west window and just this week displayed in the Town Center for all to enjoy. It is a pleasant reminder that spring is not far off.

A February birthday party was in the Health Center Wednesday afternoon. Day care kids were in attendance to sing Happy Birthday to the honorees and share in the birthday cake. Residents celebrating February birthdays include Marshal Rose, Marjorie Kyle, Sally Hubbard, Cal Wolf, Sharon Evans and Raymond Nebel.

Spiritual Life Director Andrew Zuehlke offered three musical services this week as is customary, allowing residents in each living area to enjoy his musical talents. Andrew held a hymn sing in the Health Center Monday morning, a kids? Sing-along on Wednesday afternoon and a hymn sing on Friday afternoon in the Moore Family Dining Room. Each event offers different music to which some residents join in singing while others sit quietly and listen.

Classics Et Cetera for Feb. 22 included the overture to ?The Grand Duke? by Sir Arthur Sullivan; 2nd and 3rd Movement of Piano Sonata No. 8 by Ludwig van Beethoven; ?Yours Is My Heart Alone? by Franz Lehár, sung by Ralph Nielsen, tenor; ?Barcarolle? from ?The Tales of Hoffmann? by Jacques Offenbach; ?We?re in the Money? sung by Dick Powell; 2nd Movement of Symphony No. 103 by Franz Joseph Haydn; ?O-High-O,? a march by C.L. Barnhouse.

When Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) made his second visit to London in 1794, most of his contemporaries probably would have agreed that he was the world?s greatest living composer, with Mozart (1756-1791) having died three years earlier and Beethoven (1770-1827) having not yet completed his first symphony (that would not happen until six years later). Haydn composed the last 12 of his 104-or-so symphonies for his two extended visits to England, and many today would agree that they are his 12 finest.