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Food For Thought?

Professor, Alfred Hunt
Tuesdays, January 12 - March 2nd.
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Via Zoom Throughout history humans have struggled for their daily bread—food being essential to life.  While the need for staples is essential, the desire for luxuries like sugar, tea, coffee and spice has been the root cause of wars, imperialism, colonialism and slavery.  Our attitudes toward health, body image and fad diets have also affected […]



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Virtual Book Club Via Zoom

Facilitator, Barbara McKay
Wednesday, January 27th
1 pm - 2 pm

An American Marriage by Tayari Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither […]



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Digital Camera Part II

Instructor, John Munno
Mondays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
7 pm - 8:30 pm

Via Zoom This class follows Getting to Know Your Camera class 1.  It covers more advanced camera use and settings including how to use manual mode.  Students will learn how to use Live View for better exposure, Bracketing, HDR photography, Panoramas,and Tripods. Students will learn various light meter modes, the ins and outs of lenses […]



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First Thursday – Open Mic

Host - Nancy McMillan
Thursday, February 4th
7 pm - 9 pm

Online with Zoom In the tradition of The Moth, Arts Escape invites writers to share their work in our first monthly open mic. Bring your work-in-progress-either fiction or non-fiction-or something new you’re trying out. It promises to be an evening of fun, support and community! Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20 All […]



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Art History Lecture

Professor, Barbara Johnston
Monday, February 15th
3 pm - 4 pm

“He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”: Love and Desire in the Works of Jan Vermeer via Zoom The paintings of Jan Vermeer are famous for their quiet, luminous interiors and graceful women, but there is much more going on behind those still surfaces than simple scenes of everyday life. In fact, many of Vermeer’s […]



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Virtual Book Club Via Zoom

Facilitator, Barbara McKay
Wednesday, February 17th
1 pm - 2 pm

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, the Lincoln Indian Training School is a pitiless place where Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to Odie O’Banion, a lively orphan boy whose exploits […]



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Over the Rainbow: The Life and Music of Judy Garland

Instructor, John Tuohy
Monday, February 22nd
2 pm - 3 pm

via Zoom Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer, vaudevillian and dancer. With a career spanning 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Join guitarist John Tuohy as […]



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First Thursday – Open Mic

Host - Nancy McMillan
Thursday, March 3rd
7 pm - 9 pm

Online with Zoom In the tradition of The Moth, Arts Escape invites writers to share their work in our first monthly open mic. Bring your work-in-progress-either fiction or non-fiction-or something new you’re trying out. It promises to be an evening of fun, support and community! Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20 All […]



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Virtual Book Club Via Zoom

Facilitator, Barbara McKay
Wednesday, March 17th
1 pm - 2 pm

The Searcher by Tanya French Retired detective Cal Hooper moves to a remote village in rural Ireland. His plans are to fix up the dilapidated cottage he’s bought, to walk the mountains, to put his old police instincts to bed forever. Then a local boy appeals to him for help. His brother is missing, and […]



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