New Bible Study on “Reasonable Faith”

Explore the relationship between faith and reason. The first semester will focus on an in-depth exploration of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Future semesters will study Christian perspectives on important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today. Open to all!


Mondays | 10 – 11:30 AM | Brookside Classroom 2

Starting September 13, 2021


For more information contact Mark Buehlman. See Resident Directory, available on MyErickson for contact information.

Learn Line Dancing Starting March 5th!

It’s new! It’s fun! It’s great exercise! (And, it’s not just a country-western thing anymore.) Ms. Paula Mikowicz will teach you dance steps that work with just about any type of music with a good beat.

Open to all residents. No need for a partner.
Every Tuesday, beginning March 5, 2019
10 – 11 AM
Cross Creek Creative Arts Studio
(Next to the Shortline Dining Room)

Dress comfortably. Please avoid rubber sole shoes, sandals or flip flops.

Learn Hula and the History of Hawaii

Classes will begin on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, are open to all residents, and will be taught by resident Kasi “Keolapua” Nakamura.  Kasi opened the Hawaiian Dance School in Pasadena, MD and has been an instructor of Hawaiian & Polynesian Dance and trainer of Hawaiian Dance World Competitors since 1972. Classes will be held:

2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning October 9, 2018
2 – 3 PM
Caton Woods
1st Floor, Bistro Open Area

Kasi Nakamura and her student, J.J. Peterson

Basic Beginners Class – Spanish Language

Charlestown residents! Join our beginner’s class and learn to speak Spanish for casual conversation, or to prepare for an upcoming trip. Learning a new language is a great brain fitness activity, and our resident instructor, Phil Rivera, makes it fun!

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Caton Woods / Meeting Hall (lobby level)
Classes Begin September 12, 2018 through December And February-July 2019
New students welcome any week!

Special ELLIC Play – Time to Speak

Sam and Jan McCready

Sam and Jan McCready

Internationally known actors, directors, playwrights, will present Sam’s one-woman drama about Irene Lewis, famed Czech dancer imprisoned at beginning of WWII along with many other creative Jewish artists at Thereisenstadt, the holding camp for Auschwitz.

A TIME TO SPEAK is a remarkable story of endurance during the Holocaust, a tribute to an extraordinary survivor who never displayed rancor or censure.  The McCreadys will take this play to Belfast, N. Ireland’s famed Lyric Theatre (which Lewis and the McCreadys helped found)  in April, where tickets are already selling briskly.

The reviews of previous performances have been outstanding; all who have seen it have been so moved by Joan’s depiction.  The McCreadys divide their working year between their Baltimore home in Dickeyville, in Belfast, and HongKong; they are much in demand in each.

Earlier in his directorial career, Sam trained and directed such as the young Kevin Spacey and Liam Neeson, among other notables.  We feel so privileged that they have agreed to do a U.S. performance here in our auditorium. And that one week before the play, March 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., Sam has agreed to come here and give an illustrated lecture on his research on Thereisenstadt. He is also a well- known researcher and author and is a vibrant, fascinating lecturer.

And residents here, for the cost of their ELLIC membership will get both the lecture and the evening dramatic performance in March 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

First seated are ELLIC  members who have registered for event. Next admitted are ELLIC members. Next are other Charlestown residents. Last are outsiders. This is is events pretty full with registrations as of February 23, 2017.

Usually there is room for all but people have been turned away. No tickets sold ahead of time.  For best chance, join ELLIC for $15 and and register and get in for no extra fee. Going to each event would cost you $10 each anyway if not members. Tickets will be over $30 when the play is shown in Belfast, Northern Ireland in May 2017.