Pittsburgh Doo Wop Band

Relive the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s with a talented group of four performers from the Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band. Under the direction of Richard G. Mansfield, musical director, arranger/conductor of the “American Soundtrack Series,” the group has recreated the same great musical arrangements as seen and heard on PBS. Enjoy the sounds of Motown, the rhythms of the Crystals and the Chiffons, the smooth sounds of the Miracles and Etna James, and more!

Tuesday, October 17
2 P.M.
Sherwood Oaks Auditorium

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
  • No tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you may be eligible to receive a multiyear discount on your insurance.

$15 AARP Members
$20 Non-Members

Thursday & Friday, October 5 & 6
1-5 P.M.

Brain Health across the Lifespan

Presented by Paul D. Nussbaum, PhD, ABPP
There is no greater or more complex system than the human brain. This magical collection of neurons weighing no more than four pounds enables all of our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. This lecture champions brain health across the lifespan as an important and unique model. Dr. Nussbaum’s five-part lifelong and proactive brain health lifestyle is proposed as critical to maximizing brain health and perhaps delaying neurodegenerative disorders later in life.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
2 p.m.
Sherwood Oaks Auditorium

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 the taste of our vibrant lifestyle and delicious cuisine. Your host, Sherwood Oaks, is a Lifecare Retirement community in Cranberry Township, just north of Pittsburgh. In addition to apartments and patio homes, we offer personal care, skilled nursing and memory support, all on one campus. A complimentary lunch will be served. To RSVP, call 1-800-642-2217.

Friday, September 8, 2017
11 a.m.
Sherwood Oaks Auditorium

The Pittsburgh Department Store: Everything Under the Sun

Robert Stakeley, educator at the Heinz History Center, will present a talk entitle The History of Kaufmann’s Department Store: Everything Under the Sun. The presentation includes many never before seen or published images and archival material. Robert has many fond memories of shipping at Kaufmann’s, where his mother taught him the craft of shopping – looking for the best merchandise for the very best price. Those attending the program are invited to share their stories and memories of Kaufmann’s. Attendees are also invited to bring mementos to share with the audience in a “show & tell” format.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
2 p.m.
Sherwood Oaks Auditorium

Banjo Club

The Pittsburgh Banjo Club includes banjos, trumpets, tubas, and bass. Dressed in bright, colorful uniforms, the Pittsburgh Banjo Club makes a striking appearance while playing the happiest music in the world, putting a smile on your face, a tap in your toe, and a song in your heart! The happiest sound in the world is a banjo, and the Pittsburgh Banjo Club provides miles of smiles.

Monday, August 7, 2017
2 p.m.
Sherwood Oaks Auditorium

Four-Course Conversation

What is a Four-Course Conversation?
We’ve combined a delicious, four-course luncheon with four different conversations about resident life. With each unique part of the meal (appetizer, soup or salad, entree, dessert), you will meet a new resident host who will guide you through a conversation full of fresh information on campus life at Sherwood Oaks. We have limited space so please call to make your reservation today.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Sherwood Oaks Auditorium

Gettysburg: The Battle

Presented by Gary Augustine
For the three days in early July 1863, 170,000 soldiers engaged in a battle President Abraham Lincoln immortalized in a short address five months later. These brave volunteers, some clad in blue, some in gray, each believed their cause right. Among the farms, fields, orchards, and hills surrounding this small town, the battle between these dedicated men swayed until 54,000 of them were dead, wounded, missing, or captured. Join the speaker in exploring the battle’s maneuvers and tactics and how the extraordinary devotion and heroism of these men forever shaped American history.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
2 p.m.
Sherwood Oaks Auditorium

Pittsburgh Festival Opera

Join Pittsburgh Festival Opera (formerly Opera Theater SummerFest) for a program of classic opera and music theater tunes. The hour long musical revue features favorites from The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, West Side Story, and several sing along songs! This is one you don’t want to miss!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Sherwoord Oaks Auditorium
2 p.m.