Chesapeake Forum, an Academy for Lifelong Learning, will present its Winter/Spring programs at a Preview Party on Tuesday, January 21 from 4-6pm at Miller Hall, Trinity Cathedral in Easton. The public is invited to learn about the programs, meet course leaders, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Piazza Italian Market.
Registration for the courses, discussion groups, and presentations is now open at chesapeakeforum.org. Chesapeake Forum and its programs, all run and led by volunteers, offer opportunities for conversation, education, and intellectual engagement.
Venues for the programs include Brookletts Place – Talbot County Senior Center in Easton; Bay Hundred Senior Center at the Perkins Family YMCA in St. Michaels; Temple B’nai Israel in Easton; Oxford Community Center; Prager Auditorium; Easton Airport; and other locations throughout Talbot County.
The semester runs January 27 – June 4, 2020 and features diverse multiple and single session courses and events.
Multiple session programs include “Birds and Birding on the Eastern Shore” with Dr. Wayne Bell; “Great Decisions 2020 Discussion Program” with Paul Carroll; “William Faulkner’s Fiction—A Gentle Introduction through Short Stories” with Bev Williams; “What We Cannot Know” with Ronald E. Lesher; “Airship 103” with Hunter H. Harris; “True Stories Well Told” (memoir writing) with Glory Aiken; “Thought for Food: Short Stories” with Nancy Hesser; “Friending Shakespeare” with Suzanne Sanders; and “Why Is Life?” with Rich Wagner.
Also presented in multiple sessions are”Macbeth” with Rabbi Peter Hyman, John Ford, and John Miller; “The Many Faces of Fascism” with Raymond Vergne; “Recent Sequels in Literary Fiction” with Margot Miller, PhD; “Composing a Spiritual Life as Elders” with George Merrill; “Who is Bob Random; Why Is He Saying Those Things about Delmarva!?” with Phil Hesser; “Life Reimagined: You Are Not Too Old & It Is Not Too Late” with Dodie Theune; “My Dearest Friend: The Letters of Abigail and John Adams” with John Miller and John Ford; “Introduction to The Federalist Papers and the Ratification Debate” with Charlie Yonkers; and “Settlement of the Eastern Shore” (first of a series) with Catherine Wilson.
Single session programs include “Easton Airport 101 – The Aviation Gateway to the Eastern Shore” with Micah Risher; “Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early American Navy” with Commander Benjamin Armstrong, U.S. Navy; “Italian Bread and Marinara Sauce Making” with Sal Simoncini; 500 Years of Fake News: From False Facts and Fictitious Fallacies to Forgotten Foibles and Fabulous Frauds” with Steve Goldman; “Exploring of Wetlands and Meadows of Pickering Creek” with Mark Scallion, “Conversation: What’s Good and Bad About Talbot County” with Bruce Jones; “230 Years of U.S. Presidential Elections: George Washington to Donald Trump” with Steve Goldman; “Italian Wine and Cheese Tasting at Piazza” with Emily Chandler; “Survival Skills to Protect Seniors from Dangerous Computer Viruses and Malware” with Jason Lee; and “How to Read Tarot Cards” with Suzanne Sanders.
To register, learn more about Chesapeake Forum, and to view course descriptions and course leader bios, visit chesapeakeforum.org.
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