Gary & Pat Ross
Let us know you are coming; pay at the door.
Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26 Time: 10:00 AM To Noon
Our Mahjong experts will return to review and teach the basics of this ancient Chinese game. Enjoy as you learn the skills, strategies and calculations to play this tile-based game. Instructors will bring materials for participants to use.
Cost: $15 Register by March 5
#102 Caring for Your House Plants
Wednesday, March 13 Time: Noon
Join the Master Gardeners as Phyllis Reinhardt shares info on house plants. They will discuss which plants work best for indoor gardening and how to care for indoor plants. Each participant will take home a small “user friendly” house plant.
#103 Death of Democracy
Wednesday, March 27 Time: Noon
Harold W. Baillie, Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
Around the world, democracy is thought to be under threat from authoritarianism, populism and forms of meritocracy. Is democracy on its deathbed? We will look at three theories of why democracy might not be the culmination of historical progress and might to vulnerable to these forces. Each of these discussions is the basis of current concerns for the future of democratic societies. Insights from Plato’s Republic, Marx’s Economic Manuscripts, and the 2018 How Democracies Die by Levitsky and Ziblatt will illuminate the threats.
#104 Plan Your Garden
Tuesday, April 23 Time: Noon
Join the Master Gardeners as Beth Bradshaw details how to plan a backyard garden. They will discuss how to use your valuable garden space for this summer’s fruits, vegetables and flowers.
#105 Summer: Keeping Birds Well Fed
Wednesday, April 24 Time: Noon
There is an abundance of natural food in late spring and summer, but chilly early spring days can stress the first migrants. Plus, nesting birds appreciate a handout as much as we appreciate having orioles, woodpeckers, finches, and bluebirds around us. Learn what works for this bird feeder and trade tips with others on how to discourage squirrels and predators from raiding your feeders.
#106 July, 1778: The Wyoming Valley during the American Revolution
Wednesday, May 1 Time: Noon
The story of the Wyoming Valley, its great importance as the “Bread Basket” for Washington’s army, and the events leading up to the tragedy of the Wyoming Valley Massacre will be presented. The class will detail the daily lives of settlers as the war came into their valley.
#107 Pests! Spotted Lantern Fly Info
Wednesday, May 8 Time: Noon
Steve Ward of the Master Gardeners will share information concerning the Spotted Lantern Fly (SLF), an invasive insect that can be devastating to our farms, vineyards, trees and home landscapes. He will discuss their lifestyle, how to identify them, the damage they do, and what to do if you believe you have SLF in your area.