Posted by: Judith Brickman | August 28, 2013

Finally a Rossmoor Blog Entry!



Sorry for not keeping up with Rossmoor information, but I’ve been very busy lately.

There are a lot of activities going on in Rossmoor and the one that has sellers happy and buyers unhappy is that the prices have really gone up!  No you can’t get the great deal that Uncle George got two years ago – that price is double now!  But it is still a great deal if you want to live in a premier retirement community and be close to the downtown in Walnut Creek.


So this is what is currently going on.  The Events Center has really taken shape and will be open this coming January.  The dining room can seat 400 people and now there can be really great performances and concerts.  Also, the Delta room over by the Aquatics Center will be come part of the gym.  That is truly great because currently the Gym is overcrowded.  So the stage in the Delta room will be removed and there will be six additional stretching adjustable tables, and a couple of cubicle for the trainers.  TRX equipment will be bought that will provide resistance training for 12 people at once.  Also balance equipment, wall-mounted bars, and associated devices.


Rotary (I am a member) will be having their big Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s fundraiser featuring the Big Band, dinner and dancing on October 12th.  Tickets are $125.00 per person. 


Every week there is amazing entertainment for free or very reasonable prices for Rossmoor residents.  This coming week Wu Man, a lovely Chinese lute virtuoso will present a concert on Sept 8th in the Fireside Room.  Tickets are $15 in advance.

Broadway leading man, Eric Kunze, will be performing a program of Broadway favorites on Sept. 12th.  Tickets are $10 in advance.  Golden Wet Trio will be performing on Sept 1st at the Fireside Room performing jumpin’ blues and western boogie.  Tickets are $5 at the door.  The Alexander String Quartet will open the Rossmoor Chamber Music Society’s 2013-14 season on Sept. 16th.  Tickets are $18 for a single performance or $65 for the season.


Rossmoor has a movie theater.  This coming week the Opera/Ballet Club will be presenting two movies on Sept 9th and 10th both celebrating St. Petersburg.  Anna Netrobko will be singing, along with Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Cellist Mischa Maisky.

Then Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky – A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg.  Both of these films are rated 5 stars on Amazon. Rossmoor residents are asked to pay $1 for each film.


Sunday, Sept 1st  The Producers will be shown with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder for free.  August 29th & 30th Amour will be shown 6 times.  This film won an Academy Award for best foreign film last year.  This is also free.  And on Sept 3rd ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ will be shown also for free.


This is just a small slice of life at Rossmoor.  Please remember that there are over 200 clubs and groups here.  There are almost 10,000 residents and there is something for everyone. 



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