Academy for Lifelong Learning Announces Fall 2016 Programs


St. Michaels, Md. – The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) announced the Fall 2016 programs, which run from September 19 through November 17.

fall-2016-coverTo celebrate the new session, there will be a Preview Party, Thursday, September 15 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Steamship Gallery at CBMM in St. Michaels. All with an interest in learning something new are invited to attend and enjoy a preview of the courses, refreshments,and entertainment.

Affiliated with CBMM in St. Michaels, Md., ALL is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization committed to exploring ideas, exchanging knowledge, and sharing experiences. The programs, which range from one-time presentations to eight-week sessions, include courses, discussions, presentations, and events. Subjects ranging from literature, history, religion, science, and math to photography, nature, current topics, world affairs, memoir writing, and more.

Fees for the programs range from free to $30 for members of ALL or CBMM and from $5 to $45 for non-members. The complete course catalog, which includes full descriptions,fees, and other details, is available on the ALL website,  Courses are held on the CBMM campus unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2016 Programs:

Evening Square & Folk Dances with Ann Fallon; Thursdays, September 15, 22, 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m.,at the Talbot Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave, Easton;

225 Years of US Presidential Elections, 1788-2012: Newspaper Display and Coverage with Stephen Goldman; Monday, September 19, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.;

Birds and Birding on the Eastern Shore: An Introduction to a Lifelong Hobby with Dr. Wayne H. Bell, Mondays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Waterfowl Festival Offices, 40 S Harrison St, Easton;

Conversation: FBI vs Apple controversy, privacy vs security with Sids Campen, Tuesday, September 20, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.;

Shakespeare’s Roman Trilogy: “Coriolanus,” Julius Caesar,” Anthony and Cleopatra,” with John Ford & John Miller,Wednesdays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.;

Great Decisions Discussion Program, with Fred Smyth, Tuesdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 1:00 pm – 2:30 p.m.;

History of the Documentary, with Sandy Cannon-Brown, Thursdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.;

Women & Western Music, with Nancy Larson, Mondays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14,2:30 – 4:00 p.m.;

Conversation: Gun Control and the second amendment, with State Police Commander & Sids Campen, Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.;


ALL President, Robert Lonergan, with Rich and Lois Harrison

Something Rich and Strange: Teaching Literature to Undergraduates & Lifelong Learners On the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Voyage of Atlantic Exploration, with John H. Miller, PhD & Emily T. Miller, Tuesday, September 27, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.;

Setting the Stage (to showcase your home) with Jamie Merida, Thursday, September 29, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.;

Trip to the Walter’s Art Museum(bus trip and tour) with Steve Goldman, Thursday, September 29,8:15 am – 4:00 p.m.;

Conversation: Immigration, both pros and cons, with Silvia Borges, Tuesday, October 4, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.;

“Amazing Grace:” Slave Ships, Their Captains, Crews, and Cargo, with John H. Miller, PhD, Tuesday, October 4, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.;

True Stories, Well Told (memoir writing) with Glory Aiken, Mondays, October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.;


Annabelle Lesher and Dodie Theune

What Were They Thinking?! (Business Ethics), with Bob Lonergan & Woody Miller, Tuesdays, October 11, 18, 25, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.;

Growing Older & Loving It, But Never Growing Old, with Dodie Theune, Tuesdays, October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.;

Boats & Business on the Shore – How Shipwrights Changed Delmarva Livelihoods & Life with Phil Hesser, Tuesdays, October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.;

The History of Mathematics 2: Euler’s Polyhedron Formula, with Ron Lesher, Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26, November 2,10:00 – 11:30 a.m.;

Developing Your Photographic Vision, with Norm Bell, Wednesdays, October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Rd.;

The Science of Climate Change and Where We Go from Here, with Stan Martin & Christy Gerrits Tuesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.;

Self-Defense for Seniors, with Matt Herron; Wednesday, November 9, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Self Defense America, 29000 Information Lane #105 Easton;


Author Robert Blake Whitehall and family

Just Skype Me (learn to Skype), with Liza Moore Ledford, Thursday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon;

Islam in America, with Drs. Kamshe, Amal Shehata, & Abdel-Gawad, Friday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon;

and Paul Berry, Journalist, Friday, November 4, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

The Meet the Author series includes: Bill Peak, The Oblate’s Confession, Monday, October 3,.; Karen Huston Karydes: Hard-Boiled Anxiety: The Freudian Dreams of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Their Detectives, Friday, October 21.; and Robert Blake Whitehall: A Writing Life, Thursday, November 3. All presentations will be from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Van Lennup Auditorium, CBMM campus.

To join, register for courses, receive the ALL printed catalog, or subscribe to the newsletter, call 410-745-4941. To download the catalog, go to

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