With a concerted effort to encourage residents to take not just steps, but strides outside their residences, The Merion offers a wide array of enticing communal activities and events designed to foster a sense of belonging, friendship and community. With ample dining venues and social spaces, The Merion offers our residents every opportunity to lead fulfilling and healthy lifestyles.
Live Music and Happy Hour in The Emerald Lounge
Join us for a selection of live music Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Game Day Extravaganza
May 2, 2017 - 1:00 pm
The MerionJoin us for Game Day Extravaganza, sponsored by North Shore Village. Come play pool, Skee ball, board games, cards, classic arcade games and more! Name your game and we’ll make it a match! Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP online or by calling 847.570.7815
Evanston Encore Chorale – Spring Concert
May 2, 2017 - 7:00 pm
The MerionJoin us for Evanston Encore Chorale Spring Concert.
Martinis in May
May 25, 2017 - 3:00 pm
The Emerald Lounge at The MerionMan, oh, man! Those magical Merion Martinis! Join us and meet many Merion-ites at Martinis in May at The Merion. Discover what makes The Merion marvelous – from our exceptional residents to our beautifully restored and expanded historic building. We’re counting quarts, so make your reservation now! RSVP now or call 847-354-4867. Martinis & Munchies • Complimentary Valet Parking
History of American Musical Theater (Arts and Culture) Lionel Bart (Charles Dickens & Oliver!)
May 4, 2017 - 3:00 pm
The Saphire Room at The MerionCharles Dickens & Oliver Musical is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, and successful long runs on Broadway, tours and revivals, after being brought to the US by producer David Merrick in 1963. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1977–80, 1994–98, 2008–11 and on tour in the UK from 2011-13. A prominent musical in British popular culture, Oliver! received thousands of performances in British schools, particularly in the 1970s, when it was by far the most popular school musical. In 1963 Lionel Bart received the Tony Award for Best Original Score. Many songs are well known to the public
History with a Humorous Perspective – The Borgia Bunch
May 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm
The Sapphire Room at The MerionThe Borgia Bunch – Donald Trump could have warned the College of Cardinals about cheap Hispanic labor. However, in 1492 the College elected Roderigo Borja as Pope. Obviously, the Italian boys were not so eager to have the job. Their bribes were only half as much as Roderigo’s, and Roderigo was willing to assimilate. His mistresses were Italian, and he even adopted a more Italian pronunciation of his surname: Borgia. (But his green card would have identified him as Pope Alexander VI.
History of American Musical Theater (Arts and Culture) Franz Lehár (The Merry Widow)
May 30, 2017 - 3:00 pm
The Sapphire Room at The MerionThe Merry Widow (German: Die lustige Witwe) is an operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár. The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story – concerning a rich widow, and her countrymen’s attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband – on an 1861 comedy play, L’attaché d’ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac. The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna and continues to be frequently revived and recorded. Film and other adaptations have also been made. Well-known music from the score includes the “Vilja Song”, “Da geh’ ich zu Maxim” (“You’ll Find Me at Maxim’s”), and the “Merry Widow Waltz”.