Friday Bulletin

July 3, 2020

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Residents—please let us know if you are starting your programs back up.  It would be very helpful if you could complete another Room Reservation form since the programs are limited to 17 or 20 and set ups may be different. Please submit Room Reservation forms to Mary.

Masks: Just a friendly reminder to be sure your masks are covering both your mouth and nose at all times. Please do not pull them down to speak to others. Your mask protects others, just as others’ masks will protect you.

Upcoming Events

July 6 (Monday) 3:00 Music & Game Room
Comparative Religion has resumed, continuing our study of The Dead Sea Scrolls. We will repeat several of the last few sessions in case anyone missed them, and also to refresh our memories of the subject. (Limit 20.)

July 7 and July 9 (Tuesday and Thursday) 12:00 on Channel 971 Understanding Art: Waldemar Januszczak returns at lunch time to help us Understand Art during the Baroque and Rococo periods from St. Peter’s to St. Paul’s. This series will continue for six weeks.

July 8 (Wednesday) 10:45 Auditorium
Music Listeners: You’re invited to join in and listen to the most popular recordings of the years 1949 & 1950. Max Carroll’s family were overseas, and these hit records were Max’s connection to the U.S. Max will host. (Limit 20.)

July 9 (Thursday) 10:15 on Channel 970
Bible Study: The Bible Study to be aired this week is Lesson 3: “Stupid Won’t Fix Stupid” from the Max Lucado series You’ll Get Through This.

*NEW–July 18 (Saturday) 1:30 Auditorium
Fairhaven Opera presents Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux: England, 1601. Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, is sent to Ireland with an army to defeat the rebellious Irish chieftains. After an unsuccessful campaign, and against the queen’s orders, he returns to England, where his actions are deemed a dereliction of duty and he is accused of treason. Elizabeth, who has given Devereux a special ring tantamount to a Get out of Jail Free card, which if returned to her would signify a renewed devotion to the Queen and liberation from any precarious circumstance, emphasizes how much she wants Devereux to live through this. However, he’s been emotionally unfaithful to Elizabeth with her best friend Sarah, the Duchess of Nottingham, who is married to the Duke of Nottingham — Devereux’s closet pal. In fact, Robert and Sarah are hopelessly in love. While it would be easy to call it a love triangle, the conflict in “Roberto Devereux” is more fittingly a love rectangle. As one can imagine, this sticky situation and a series of revelations sparks anger, vindictiveness, sadness, regret, and a whole host of other heightened emotions right up until the unforgettable end. This 2016 Metropolitan Opera production features an unforgettable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth by Sondra Radvonovsky, not only for her vocal abilities but for her amazing acting talents as well. (Limit 20.)


*NEW–Scam Alert: There is an email being sent to Comcast customers that looks legitimate, but it is not. It asks for the customer to update their account and payment information. Do not respond to this email or give out any important information online.

Community Garden News:   The Community Garden is beautiful!  The vegetables and flowers are growing amazingly well.  Some of our gardeners already have more to harvest than they can use.  Please consider donating your extra produce to the Howard County Food Bank, which has refrigeration units to keep the vegetables fresh.  We will be delivering produce to the Food Bank on Tuesday and Friday until further notice for the rest of the 2020 Growing Season.

On Saturday morning, a group of high school students will be distributing vegetables and flowers to some of the needy families in the Sykesville area.  All garden items should be brought to the rear patio of Cottage C-25, along Orchard Lane, on Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon.  Thus, there will be only one distribution location to make sure that the food and flowers are delivered in a timely manner to those in need during this pandemic crisis.

If you have questions, please contact Susan (Sue) Aldape (ext. 3005), Jo Ann Russo (ext. 8403), or Dale Bucks (ext. 3092).  We will be using ice chests to assist in maintaining food and flower quality.  If you have an extra ice chest or freezer ice blocks that you can loan to the garden committee, please contact Dale.  Again, you can always donate produce to your neighbors or leave it at the main reception desk, as the gardeners have done in the past, so that Fairhaven residents can also enjoy cooking with garden fresh produce.

Rosary:  We will resume with Rosary at 3:00 in the Chapel on Thursdays. Limit of 10.

Volunteers Wanted to Make Calls to Other Residents:  If you are interested in making calls to other residents, please contact Mary at ext. 3809.  The intention is to just keep in touch with residents who may appreciate a friendly call once per week or maybe every two weeks.

Concierge Calls:  Since Fairhaven has entered Phase I, daily calls to all residents have decreased.  If you still want to receive calls, please notify Mary Boyer at ext. 3809.  Let us know how often you would like to receive a call (once per week, twice per week, etc.).

FRA Board Members’ Phone Numbers: In order to facilitate the live call-in questioning process at the Friday Town Halls, here are the cell phone numbers to call or to submit text message questions:

Norm 1-703-405-5041
Joan 443-745-8979
Barb 1-252-947-2813
Ellen 410-456-5958

For organizational purposes, it is still very helpful to call or e-mail questions to us before 11:00 on Thursday so that we have time to compile and organize the questions before sending them to Phil. Here are our e-mail addresses and house phone numbers:

President: Ellen Baker ext. 3089
Vice President: Joan Higbee ext. 8470
Secretary: Barbara Clagett ext. 3185
Treasurer: Norm Desmarais ext. 3118

FRA Board of Directors Selection: Each year the FRA must replace the board members whose term of office is expiring. Please fill out the attached form to give your Board of Directors suggestions or to any of the following members of the selection committee: Paul Flanagan, Joan Higbee, Ruthanne Topping, Len Hartwig, and Peggy Yaskovich.

Virtual Programming Survey: We are all excited to resume live presentations and fitness classes.  We also know that many of you have enjoyed the virtual programming and fitness classes that we have provided over the last 3 months.  We have created a “Virtual Programming Survey” to give you the opportunity to provide feedback on which programs and fitness classes you enjoyed the most, which programs and fitness classes you would like to see continued, and what additional programs or fitness classes you would like offered.

A paper version of the survey is available on the resource desk downstairs in Beasman.  You can return the survey to the black bin on Mary’s desk upstairs when it is complete. Some of you will also receive an electronic version of the survey via email from Bill Tamulonis, Director of the Acts Center for Applied Research (look for via SurveyMonkey on the “from” line of the email) for those who prefer completing the survey online.  Your opinions are very important to us, so please take a few minutes to share your feedback.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary Boyer, Life Engagement Director at ext. 3809, or Sam Yurko, Fitness Trainer at ext. 1396.

Equipment Note from Maintenance: If you have any equipment (fan, heater, etc.) that belongs to the maintenance department and you are no longer using it, please call ext. 8806 to have it picked up. Thank you.

Salerno’s: You may place orders each week by Tuesday at 12:00 noon.  Your orders will be delivered to you on Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Order online at or by calling 410-795-8400, option 4#.

Basta Pasta: Order each Friday from 1:00 – 1:30 only.  Your order will be delivered to you between 2:30 – 3:00.  You may order online at — Choose Eldersburg location.  You may also call them at 443-920-3477.  If you place an order, please let Mary Boyer know, so we can better plan deliveries in a timely manner.

Mail: (Open mailboxes are temporarily closed).
If you receive mail that does not belong to you, please leave it on the resource desk on the ground floor.  Also, if you notice that you have someone else’s mail after you return home, please bring it back.  Because this is US Mail, we must return it to our mail carrier to lock it in the correct mailbox. Residents have reported not getting magazines, and some very important mail.  We would appreciate everyone’s cooperation, so everyone receives all their mail.  Thank you.

A Note from the Main Reception Desk: If you will not be eating a meal at Fairhaven, please call ext. 8800 daily by 3:00 p.m., so your name can be placed on the “No-Meal” check list.  This should prevent the follow up phone calls and a knock on your door at night. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience.

Worship Services

July 3 (Friday) 5:00 p.m.  Special Zoom Shabbat Gathering with Rabbi Amy Scheinerman.  If you would like to join this group, call ext. 3888 by 3:00.   All welcome.

July 3 (Friday) 2:30 p.m.  7:00 p.m. – Faith and Film Televised Movie Channel 971 “Facing the Giants” Inspiring movie about a high school football coach whose team lost six consecutive seasons.  Faced with defeat and discouragement he learns never to give up, never back down, and never lose faith.

 July 5 (Sunday) Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – Televised Church Service

10:30 a.m.     Church Service Prelude– Special Music 

11:00 a.m.     Fairhaven Sunday Service with Senior Chaplain- The Rev Wayne H. Larson, Televised on Fairhaven Channel 971 with musician Ann Davis.             

Sunday’s Bulletin can be picked up at the resource desk or the reception desk (Nancy) or can be downloaded or viewed on Fairhaven residents’ website.   Call Ellen Wiser if you can’t find a bulletin on either desk.   Thanks for your gifts of support for Spiritual Life dropped off at front desk! Nancy has special offering envelopes available if needed.

Remember that our Chapel is open at all times and to all residents for personal prayer and meditation.   All welcome!

July 9 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m.  Bible Study Series with minister/author Max Lucado.  Channel 970

July 9 (Thursday) 3:00 p.m.  Rosary    Bishop’s Chapel

July 10 (Friday) 5:00 p.m.  Special Zoom Shabbat Gathering with Rabbi Amy Scheinerman.  If you would like to join this group, call ext. 3888 by 3:00.  All welcome.

July 10 (Friday) 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. 

Faith and Film Televised  Movie  Channel 971  “Shadowlands”  The true story of author and professor C.S. Lewis (the Chronicles of Narnia) who, being a confirmed bachelor, falls in love later in life with Joy Gresham, an American divorcee, abrasive, former communist and atheist, Jewish- now Christian believer in Cambridge, England.   Starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.        

Daily at 9:30 a.m.   Roman Catholic Mass is broadcast on radio FM 92.7 each morning.  Call Norma Hart at ext. 8463 if you have any questions.

Culinary Services

July 4 (Saturday) Fourth of July
Dining Services will observe the Fourth of July with a special lunch menu. All dining venues will be closed for the evening meal. Box lunches will be available for the evening meal—boxed lunch forms must be turned in by Friday, July 3; and lunches must be picked up by 2:00 p.m. on July 4th in the Beasman Bistro. Boxed lunch forms are available at the front receptionist desk. Please indicate on your boxed lunch form if you are requesting pick up or delivery of your boxed lunch.

The Beasman Bistro will be open for Breakfast and Lunch Service.

The Copper Kettle Grill will be closed this day.

  • Our phone system has been updated so you should not get a busy signal if we are on the phone to place your order.  Please call ext. 4000 to place your lunch and/or dinner order at any time by speaking with a Dining Services team member or leaving a voicemail. The best time to call to place your order is in the morning.  As a reminder, lunch orders need to be in by 10:30 am and dinner orders need to be in by 3:30 pm.
  • To make a dining reservation, please call ext. 4000 and leave a message with your reservation information after the recording.

We now have an after-hours extension to call after 5:00 p.m. If you have an issue with your meal or need to speak with a dining services supervisor or manager after 5:00 p.m. call ext. 3620.

Library Announcements

The Carroll County Public Library is open for Express Pick-up and Information Services only at this phase in their reopening. Schedule a time for Express Pickup using the form at, or call your local branch (Eldersburg) at 410-386-4460. Requests must be submitted at least one hour prior to the pickup time. The library is still not open for browsing. Please visit for more details.

Quote of the Week

“We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.” ― Brad Meltzer

Happy Birthday

July 6 – Ann Novak
July 8 – Evelyn Kraig
July 9 – Etta Spaulding

In Loving Memory

Mr. Donald Fulton
January 1, 1925–June 28, 2020

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