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Saffron & Honey: Muslims, Jews & Christians in Medieval Spain

October 26, 2016 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium

Presented by Antonio Gomez

What are the commonalities? What are the connections? Tensions and conflicts between Jews, Muslims and Christians appear in the news every day. But what can we learn when we examine the historical threads and unravel stories of connection and collaboration that defy those headlines? Drawing from a story of personal discovery, Gómez leads a vivid and vigorous discussion that reveals medieval Spain as a crossroads connecting the Golden Age of Islam, Sephardic Judaism, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Gómez shows how Spain, as a channel for the flow of ideas and technology into a Europe that was parched by relative isolation, led advances in science, math, poetry, music, architecture, and politics that would ripple across the world. Come experience how Gómez connects these disparate elements and shows how they are relevant to our lives today.

Antonio Gómez (Tony) is an educator and percussionist focused on fostering musical dialogue between cultures. He has studied, performed and recorded in various genres with emphases on Mediterranean and Afro-Latin music. A 2013-14 Jubilation Foundation Fellow for music in education, he conducted studies in Spain, Morocco and Italy as well as in Latin America. Formerly a K-12 teacher, Tony has developed curricula for PBS and the Experience Music Project Museum/Smithsonian. He has also worked with students and educators at the Broadway Center for Performing Arts and as Education Services Manager at KCTS 9 Public Television. Tony holds a Masters in Education.

2016 Fall Open House

October 26, 2016 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

1751 Circle Lane SE

Take a peek at a selection of our renovated homes and imagine a maintenance-free and active retirement lifestyle! Our renovations are completed to the highest standard and result in homes that are modern, warm and inviting. While you are here, learn more about the Panorama lifestyle at an informational seminar and watch our guest carver create a masterpiece out of a giant pumpkin!

Desert Dreams

November 16, 2016 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium

Presented by Gary Stroutsos

Dispelling the notion that deserts are deserted places, Desert Dreams immerses viewers in a world filled with life and beauty year-round. This 52-minute multimedia tapestry showcases 182 species of Sonoran Desert plants and animals in a five-season chronology.  HD video content and time-lapse imagery captured over four years, blends with stills from Thomas Wiewandt’s photographic archive compiled over three decades.  Using no narration Desert Dreams combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes by Gary Stroutsos. Twenty-nine musical instruments with “earthy tones” can be heard in this film, including Chinese bamboo Dize and Xiao flutes, the African clay pot udu drum, a Cuban Marimbula thumb piano, a Middle Eastern frame drum, and Southwestern desert contemporary rim flutes. After the film, Mr. Stroutsos will treat the audience with live flute music.

Originally trained as a Jazz flutist (studying with Jazz master flutist and composer James Newton, and Afro-Cuban flute master Danilo Lozano), Stroutsos’ work now features American Indian music, as well as Chinese, Cuban and American Jazz stylings - all styles and traditions reflecting his diverse musical influences. Gary Stroutsos has become perhaps best known for his haunting work on the Native American Flute, and is acknowledged to have made a significant contribution to the preservation of American Indian music and culture. Himself a Greek-Italian-American, Stroutsos has had the rare opportunity to journey into the indigenous cultures and communities of North America, where he learned how to play the Native American Flute. During this time, Lakota, Mandan-Hidatsa, Navajo and Salish Kootenai Elders asked him to set their songs to his flute, which has undoubtedly been invaluable in the development of insight and the character of authenticity that his recordings embody.

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Chinook Neighborhood

1 and 2 bedroom apartments in a cozy 3 story building featuring comfortable commons living room. Features a recently renovated commons areas and deluxe 2 bedroom apartments that offer special value with modern fixtures and extra space.

Beta Street Neighborhood

Beta Street homes offer spacious backyards with plenty of privacy. This neighborhood features attractive but unpretentious homes nestled in yards thickly landscaped with old azalea bushes and dogwoods.

Marina/Leisure Neighborhood

1 and 2 bedroom garden court duplex and multiplex homes, with cozy and convenient outside hobby rooms and carports.

Woodland Neighborhood

Single family homes and 1 and 2 bedroom multiplex garden court homes with outside hobby rooms and covered parking. Located in an area of tall trees and mature shrubs near the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

The Chalet Neighborhood

Located in the heart of upper campus this set of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments enjoy easy access to Pan Hall, the Chamber House Restaurant, one of Panorama’s wood shops and the ceramic studio. The Computer Learning Center is in the lower level with the Billiards and ping pong tables.

Boulevard Park Neighborhood

Boulevard Park homes are warm and cozy. This neighborhood features attractive but unpretentious brick homes nestled in yards thickly landscaped with old azalea bushes and dogwoods.

Northwest Pointe Neighborhood

Featuring 2 bedroom 2 bath duplexes with 2 car garages and dens.

Woodmere Neighborhood

A nice collection of 2 bedroom 2 bath homes in varying styles. Single family homes, spacious duplexes enjoying their own park like area.

Holladay Park Neighborhood

2 bedroom 2 bath duplex and multiplex homes, offering garages and private drives with cathedral ceilings and gas fireplaces.

Chambers Lake Lane Neighborhood

1 and 2 bedroom garden court duplex and multiplex homes. Enjoy covered parking, private patios, and convenient access to the Chehalis Western Trail..

Quinault Neighborhood

Panorama’s largest building at 5 stories serves as home of these studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Connected to Panorama Hall and the Convalescent Center, residents who live here enjoy easy access to all the hobby and interest centers based in the lower level.

Chambers Lake Drive Neighborhood

Single family lake-front homes with southern exposures along Chambers Lake. They are also convenient to the Chehalis Western Trail.

McGandy Park Neighborhood

A mix of single family homes and cozy garden court apartments adjacent to the Aquatic and Fitness Center, surrounded by parks.

Sleater Kinney Neighborhood

A neighborhood of single family homes with garages and private backyards, located near by most community conveniences.

Chambers Lake

Chehalis Western Trail

This county maintained trail runs through the heart of Thurston County. It passes through a variety of ecosystems and environments in both urban and rural areas of the county. The Chehalis Trails provides access to 170 acres of park land including Chambers Lake, wetlands, forests, farmland, creeks, prairies and other habitats.

Grounds & Maintenance Facility

Panorama Clinic

Aquatic & Fitness Center

Panorama’s state of the art Aquatic and Fitness Center affords all community members the opportunity to get and stay fit. The AFC features 3 infinity pools; a lap pool, a warm water exercise pool and a spa.

Resident Gardens


Panorama Hall

Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center

Assisted Living

McGandy Park

Panorama Main Entrance