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Wednesday,May 29
1 pm

LEOPARD AT THE DOOR by Jennifer McVeigh After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she’d longed for is much changed. Her father’s new companion—a strange, intolerant woman—has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled […]

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Piano Sonatas in the Age of Mozart & Beethoven

Lecturer - Professor, Gil Harel
Wednesday, May 29
2 pm

“ The piano sonata emerged in the classical period as one of the most important new musical genres of the era. To this day it remains an iconic form that endures thanks in large part to the contributions of composers such as Mozart and Beethoven. In the sonatas of the former, listeners encounter sunny, major […]

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Devouring History:Foods & Fads

Instructor, Professor Alfred Hunt
Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18
2 pm - 3:30 pm

More than anything else human history has been one long struggle for daily bread.  Plants are essential to our lives, yet we know little about how they have affected history.  The desire for sugar, tea, coffee, cotton, and spices has arguably had more influence on how the world is organized than any other aspect of […]

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Monthly Conversations, Author Heather Webb

Guest Speaker, Heather Webb
Thursday, June 13
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Heather Webb is the international bestselling author of six historical novels set in France, including the upcoming Meet Me in Monaco, inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding releasing in July 2019, and Ribbons of Scarlet, a novel of the French Revolution told in six parts by true-to-life women who began the fight for women’s rights, coming out in Oct 2019. In […]

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War Through the Lens, Politics, Conflict & Perception

Professor, Alfred Hunt
Wednesday, July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st & August 7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Warfare is more than combat. These 5 documentaries address the politics of warfare that reveal the true nature of how we get into wars and how we respond. Professor Alfred Hunt will show 5 documentaries which pertain to the Art of War by Sun Tzu followed by a group discussion. Alfred Hunt, Professor Emeritus, SUNY […]

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Music in the Glen: A brief Journey through Irish Music & History

Jeanne Freeman & Dan Ringrose
Wednesday, September 18
3 pm

Ireland is perhaps the only country whose national symbol is a musical instrument, the harp – representing a powerful artistic legacy of music, poetry, and storytelling. Join fiddler Jeanne Freeman and balladeer Dan Ringrose for a fascinating musical journey of tunes and songs exploring connections between Irish history and the enduring tradition of Irish music.

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