Afternoon Lunch & Learning ’19

Sponsored by
Gary & Pat Ross

Let us know you are coming; pay at the door. 

#101    Mahjong Wait List Only!  

                         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    You must register to attend.Registration Button

For the following classes, let us know that you are
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#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.  
Cost: $5.00     

#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 be 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.
Cost: $5.00                      


#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.                
Cost: $5.00


                                       #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.

Cost: $5.00 

#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.
 Cost: $5.00


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.
Cost: $5.00

                       Many Thanks to Our Patrons
Abington Heights Civic League
Rotary Club of the Abingtons
Hal & Paula Baillie      Susan S. Belin
Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund of The Luzerne Foundation
Grace & Bill Farrell     Pat & Kristie McMahon
Lee & Emily Rancier    Joe & Dori Waters