Fall Session 2017 – Brightmore University Series 
Classes and Events


“De-Mystifying Classical Music”

Presented by: Barbara McKenzie, Artistic Director, Chamber Music Wilmington
Date: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Brightmore of Wilmington, 2324 South Forty-First Street

Ever wonder what a “movement” was, or when to clap in a classical music concert? Or have you wondered what an “opus” is or what all those funny words mean and why composers use them?  Join us as we are humorously guided through the joys of classical music concerts, gain insights into behind the scenes musical preparation, and get a taste of how classical music evolved through the centuries. RSVP by Tuesday, September 5th.


“Laughing Gull Indian Site”: Part I of “The Intriguing Cultures Series
Presented by: Clara Hodges, Brightmore Resident/Archaeology Researcher
Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

Join us for a presentation by Clara Hodges, a life-long resident of Wilmington and a student and lover of Archaeology. In 1980, Clara discovered an Indian Site near her home on the Intracoastal Waterway, collected and identified the artifacts, and donated over 1,900 pieces to The Office of State Archaeology Research Center in Raleigh, NC, where her collection is studied by archaeology students from near and far. Come learn about this fascinating collection and the Cape Fear Area Indian culture from an Expert!  RSVP by Friday, September 15th.



“ The Beledi Dancers”: A Middle Eastern Dance Company Performance
Presented by: Beledi Dancers
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

Join us as a professional troupe delights you with “Dance Orientale”, the beautiful art form commonly known as Belly Dancing.  Enjoy learning about the music and country dances of the Middle East including Egypt, Greece, Israel, Morocco and Turkey as they are performed in authentic and colorful costumes. During an audience participation section, learn a Greek Circle Dance or how to shimmy! RSVP: BY: Monday, September 25th



Thalian Association’s Rosie the Riveter:” A Preview
Presented by: Wilbur Jones, Retired Navy Captain, Military Author & Historian and Thalian Association
Thursday, October 5th, 2017. 3:00 PM
Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

Join us for a Preview of Thalian Association’s performance of “Rosie the Riveter”, a one-woman show, to be presented on October 20th and 22nd at the Hannah Block Historic USO Community Arts Center. Explore the Rosie phenomenon and her famous moto, “We Can Do It” which meant 2 things….united, our nation will win the war; and, we women will make a difference in the workplace. Learn how the Rosie impact actually started the postwar women’s liberation movement and about American Women in World War II. RSVP by Wednesday, October 4th


“A Circus Life” : Part II of The Intriguing Cultures Series
Presented by: Fritzi Huber
Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

The 1950’s  was a very rich and prosperous time for circus in the United States. Fritzi Huber was a circus child at this time in history, and had a father who loved shooting home movies – circus home movies. Here is an opportunity to see these films with Ms. Huber supplying a narrative. A question and answer opportunity will follow. This will be interactive…so bring your circus memories to share. RSVP by Friday, October 6th.


“BBQ & Bluegrass”: 10thAnnual Fall Festival Fundraiser for Alzheimers
Presented by: 
Brightmore of Wilmington and Alzheimer’s NC
Friday, October 27th, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Brightmore of Wilmington Campus Fountain & Pond, 2320 South Forty-First Street

Grab your chair and join us to kick-off November’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month!

 Enjoy Brightmore Executive Chef, Ryan’s McCoy’s Award-winning BBQ and other entrée options with all the fixins’, plus beverages, raffles, and more!  Enjoy a Hay Ride and Toasted Marshmallows by our Fire as you revel in the Americana, Bluegrass and Country sounds of popular L Shape Lot.  Tickets, redeemable for foods, Beer, Wine and participation in other festivities including Chances to win one or more of 75+ Raffle Items, will be sold onsite during the event. Proceeds benefits Alzheimer’s North Carolina and support local families caring for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  RSVP by Tuesday, October 24th.




“Cuba & Cuban Travel TodayPart III of The Intriguing Cultures Series
Presented by: Susan Ehrle, CTC, AAA of the Carolinas
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

 Ah…Cuba in its heyday, music, dancing, beautiful women, bright lights, rum, cigars, and the Tropicana!  With restrictions lifted, our curiosities are ignited about this culture just 90 miles from the US. Join us for an enlightening look at Cuba, the available travel options, and Cuba today! RSVP by Tuesday, October 31st.


“Bingo Bash:  A Mega BingoTournament”
Presented by:  Brightmore of Wilmington and Right at Home In-Home Care
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Brightmore Campus Fountain Area, 2320 South Forty-First Street

You’re invited to join in the fun at Brightmore of Wilmington at our Mega Bingo Bash.  Single or Multiple cards may be played for a $1 Donation each. Prizes by Right at Home and Refreshments will be served. Proceeds/Donations benefit Alzheimer’s NC. RSVP by Tuesday, November 7th.


“Mild Cognitive Impariment & Alzheimer’s Disease”: Learn the Latest!
Presented by: Lisa Levine, Program Director, Alzheimer’s NC of Raleigh
Monday, November 20th at 3:00 PM
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

What Do You Really Need to Know and What’s the latest? Join us for an interactive conversation with Alzheimer’s North Carolina’s Lisa Levine about pre-Alzheimer’s and the research trends surrounding dementia.  Get the answers to your questions about risk, prevention, and living with dementia.  RSVP by Friday, November 17th

Reserve your seat for these FREE events by calling 910.338.2905!

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