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Download: ALL Winter/Spring 2017 Course Catalog

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President’s Letter, Winter/Spring 2017

Bob LonerganHappy New Year!

2017 is upon us (can you believe it!), and to greet it we have a fabulous lineup of courses, some familiar, some new, all rewarding.

On the new side, we have a bug course, one on climate change, the value of your antiques, anthropology, cottage gardens – there’s even one on hypnosis!

Some perennial favorites return: the two Johns, Ford and Miller, with Shakespeare, and also with a course on great Presidential inaugural addresses – fascinating and topical.

Glory Aiken is reprising her always popular memoir writing course, and Great Decisions is back with a new roster of eight stimulating discussions. Ron Lesher will continue to make math intelligible for us all, and we have a music focus this spring with opera, singing, show tunes, and square dancing.

Birdwatchers and photographers will find their pleasure, and Steve Goldman is back with two courses on his history through newspapers, as well as a course on selling on eBay.

George Merrill will treat us to another look at living. There’s a course on helping others through grief, and our usual Conversations, Meet the Author, and Characters of the Shore programs.

So come join us and your peers to explore, learn, and enjoy!

Bob Lonergan


Multi-Session Courses
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Overview of Anthropology
Tuesday & Thursday, January 24 & 26

Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Tuesdays, January 31, February 7, 14, 21

The Evolution of Show Tunes
Thursdays, February 16, 23

Helping Friends and Family through Grief
Tuesdays, February 21, 28

The Euler Line: Is This a Triangle’s DNA?
Tuesdays, February 28, March 7, 14, 21

The Blessings of Our Lives: 
Adventures in Discovery
Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12

Improving Your Photographs  through an Understanding of Composition
Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22

True Stories, Well Told
Mondays, March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24

Birds and Birding on the Eastern Shore: Spring Migration
In-Class Sessions on Mondays, March 20, April 3, 17, May 1, 8
Field Experiences on Mondays, March 27, April 10, 24, Sunday, May 7

Great Presidential Inaugural Addresses
Wednesdays, March 29, April 5, 12, 19

Bugs, Bites, and Banes—Insects vs. People on Delmarva
Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25

Great Decisions Discussion Program
Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

The Art, Science, and Joy of Singing
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10

The Art of Listening to Opera
Tuesdays, April 11, 18

Impacts of Climate Change on the Mid-Shore Delmarva Peninsula
Fridays, April 14, 21

The Value of Antiques and Objects of Art: Do You Know What You Own?
Tuesdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

Square Dancing in Three Easy Steps  (All Puns Intended)
Thursdays, April 27, May 4, 11


Single-Session Courses
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HYPNOSIS—You’re Using It Every Day!
Friday, March 3

Native Plants for the American Cottage Garden
Thursday, April 6

Six Centuries of Crime in America:  From Blackbeard the Pirate to Enron on Wall Street
Tuesday, April 11

The Changing Portrayal of Women  in Newspapers over the Past Six Centuries
Tuesday, April 18

How to Sell on eBay
Tuesday, April 25

Nuclear Weapons: Looking the Tiger in the Eye…Again
Monday, May 15


Conversations Open Discussion
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Analysis of the Election
Thursday, April 6

Disaster in Haiti
Thursday, April 13

Ethanol in Gasoline
Thursday, April 20


Meet the Author: Sheldon Goldgeier Lecture Series
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The Right Guard by Alexandra Hamlet
Thursday, February 9

A Tournament of a Distinguished White Order by Jerry Sweeney
Thursday, March 16