CBMM Academy for Lifelong Learning’s Fall 2015 Semester


On Thursday, September 17, the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) will launch its new semester at the Fall Social from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Steamship Building at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. All those with a desire to learn and share are invited to the event to learn more about the fall programs, meet members and enjoy refreshments.

ALL offers engaging, provocative and stimulating courses, lectures, and field trips — all planned, led, and facilitated by volunteers. Programs range from one-time events to eight-session courses.

New this semester, ALL’s programs are open to non-members, although those who pay the annual membership fee receive a discount on program fees.

The Fall Semester, which runs from September 21 through November 20, offers 17 programs, including many new topics and leaders. The following courses and events will take place on the CBMM campus in St. Michaels unless otherwise noted.

Composing a Spiritual Life for Elders with George Merrill will meet Wednesdays, September 16 – October 28 at Trinity Cathedral in Easton. “The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Industry – Past, Present, and Future” with Johnny Shockley will meet Monday, September 21 at CBMM and Tuesday, September 29 for a field trip to Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company.

Denise Nathanson

Denise Nathanson

In “Form: The Architecture of Music,” cellist Denise Nathanson will explore the structure of Rondo, Sonata, Variation and Fugue Wednesdays, from September 23 – October 14. Glory Aiken will lead a memoir-writing course, “True Stories, Well Told,” on Mondays, September 28-November 2.

One-time events include author David O. Stewart, who will discuss his book, “Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America,” Thursday, September 24, and Marie Thomas, who will present “Facebook for Seniors,” Monday, September 28.

ALL is offering two field trips this semester: a “Field Trip to Tour Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge” on October 1, and “Visit Poplar Island” on Tuesday, October 13.

Sam Barnet will lead “Business Ethics: Not an Oxymoron,” a four-session course on Thursday, beginning October 1. “Great Decisions Discussion Program,” a course developed by the Foreign Policy Association and led by Peter Thatcher, will meet Fridays, beginning October 2.

David Stewart

David Stewart

Mary-Eileen Russell and Alexandra Hamlet will present “How to Publish and Market a Book in the 21st Century,” Wednesdays from October 7-14, and Ryk Lesser will discuss “Renewable Energy and What It Can Do For You,” on Tuesdays from October 13-27.

John Ford and Kate Livie will lead “Angelheaded Hipsters: The Writers of the Beat Generation,” a five-session course beginning Tuesday, October 13, and Norman Bell’s course “Improving Your Photographs through a Understanding of Composition,” will meet Fridays, October 16-30.

“America at War: A Newspaper History of Wars Fought in America, 1942-2003,” with Stephen Goldman, will be held on Mondays, October 19 – November 16. “Social Capital on the Shore – Communities Looking after Their Own from Poor Houses to Penitentiaries” with Phillip Hesser, PhD, will meet for four sessions beginning Monday, October 19.

“Conversations” are discussion groups led by Sam Barnett and guest hosts. On Thursday, October 29, Kristen Greenaway, President of CBMM, will discuss “What are Museums For and Why Should We Care?” On Tuesday, November 3, Richard Wagner, PhD, will lead “Can a Physicist Believe in God?”

Lesa Lee, Clinical Director of For All Seasons Behavioral Health and Rape Center will present “Mental Health Support Services in Talbot County,” Thursday, November 5.

Full course descriptions and details on times and fees are available in the Fall Semester catalog and on ALL’s website, cbmm.org/ALL. To register for programs, or to receive the catalog and e-newsletters, please contact Allison Speight at 410-745-4941 or aspeight@cbmm.org.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning is affiliated with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and is dedicated to exploring ideas, exchanging knowledge and sharing experiences.

Front image: Norm Bell




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