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Academy for Lifelong Learning membership is now optional! ALL members and CBMM members receive a discount on all course fees.

Download: ALL Fall 2016 Course Catalog

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President’s Letter, Fall 2016

The Fall semester is upon us! And what a semester it will be, with a staggering array of courses.

Our multi-session courses will include one on Women in Western Music, and we have an exciting roster of single-session courses, more Conversations, which proved so popular last year, and a new feature, Characters of the Shore, with a focus on individuals living on the Eastern Shore who have affected all of our lives.

We have three Meet the Author sessions, and a particularly stimulating field trip to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

So, find what appeals to you in the pages that follow, and note that some of the courses have class size limits, so sign up early!

And, as always, let us know of your ideas for new courses, and if you would like to join us as a volunteer to help us continue to bring fascinating courses to you, our faithful audience.

Partake of the bounty!

Bob Lonergan

Multi-Session Courses
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Evening Square and Folk Dances
Thursdays, September 15, 22 & 29

Birds and Birding on the Eastern Shore: An Introduction to a Lifelong Hobby
Mondays, September 19 & 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, November 7

Shakespeare’s Roman Trilogy: Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra
Wednesdays, September 21 &28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26

Great Decisions Discussion Program
Thursdays, September 22 & 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, November 3 & 10

History of the Documentary
Thursdays, September 22 & 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27

Women and Western Music
Mondays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, November 7 & 14

True Stories, Well Told
Mondays, October 10, 17, 24 & 31, November 7 & 14

What Were They Thinking?!
Tuesdays, October 11, 18 & 25

Growing Old and Loving It
Tuesdays, October 11, 18 & 25, November 1 & 8

Boats and Business on the Shore: How Shipwrights Changed Delmarva Livelihoods and Life
Tuesdays, October 11, 18 & 25, November 1

The History of Mathematics 2: Euler’s Polyhedron Formula
Wednesdays, October 12, 19 & 26, November 2

Developing Your Photographic Vision
Wednesdays, October 26, November 2, 9 & 16

The Science of Climate Change and Where We Go from Here
Tuesday, November 15, & Thursday, November 17

Single-Session Courses
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225 Years of US Presidential Elections, 1788-2012: Newspaper Display and Coverage from George Washington to Barack Obama – Who Won, Who Lost, and Who Got It Wrong
Monday, September 19

Something Rich and Strange: Teaching Literature to Undergraduates and Lifelong Learners on the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Voyage of Atlantic Exploration
Tuesday, September 27

Setting the Stage
Thursday, September 29

Amazing Grace: Slave Ships, Their Captains, Crew, and Cargo
Tuesday, October 4

Characters of the Shore: Paul Berry
Friday, November 4

Self-Defense for Seniors
Wednesday, November 9

Just Skype Me
Thursday, November 10

Islam in America
Friday, November 11

Conversations Open Discussion
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FBI vs Apple: privacy vs security
Tuesday, September 20

Gun Control and the Second Amendment
Tuesday, September 27

Immigration: pros and cons
Tuesday, October 4

Meet the Author: Sheldon Goldgeier Lecture Series
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The Oblate’s Confession by Bill Peak
Monday, October 3

Hard-Boiled Anxiety: The Freudian Dreams of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Their Detectives by Karen Huston Karydes
Friday, October 21

A Writing Life by Robert Blake Whitehill
Thursday, November 3

Field Trips & Tours
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Walters Art Museum
Thursday, September 29