Afternoon Lecture & Learning Spring ’20

Sponsored By Barbara P. Monick


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#111 Noon Movie in March        

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, join us for The Quiet Man, a timeless film featuring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara & the lovely Irish countryside.

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time:  Noon                                                   $3.00 Suggested Donation
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#112  Democracy, Republicanism & The Death of Expertise

This lecture, by Harold Baillie, Ph.D., will discuss political thought leading to the original structure of Congress in the U.S. Constitution and subsequent amendments that significantly altered the balance between democracy and republicanism. The Founding Fathers were republicans, believing that the solution to many of the historical problems faced by democracy could be resolved by a republican form of government. Since then, popular opinion has tended to reassert the more traditional sense of democracy, including universal suffrage, the direct election of Senators, lowering the voting age, party primaries and attacks on the electoral college. We will end with some observations on how President Trump has radicalized the 20th century democratic tendencies of the suffragettes and the Sixties to the denial of expertise.

Date: Wednesday, March 25
Time:  Noon                                                   Cost: $5
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#113 Susan B. Anthony, Suffragette Leader                      

As part of a celebration of 100 years since women gained the right to vote,  Oral Interpreter Meg Geffken will take the role of Susan B. Anthony & relate the story of this determined, heroic woman who devoted her life to women’s suffrage.                                          

Date: Wednesday, April 15
Time:  Noon                                                   Cost:  $5

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#114 Colonial Frontier Families: Life in the 1770s Wilderness 

Nancy & Mark Walter, historical re-enactors, will narrate the struggles of  life in the wilds of 1770slife in wilderness Pennsylvania , beginning with  their first days as new settlers & highlighting everyday challenges to survive.   They will bring historical artifacts to make their presentation even more real.

 Date:   Wednesday, April 29
Time:  Noon                                                   Cost:  $5

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#115 Abington Shopping Through the Ages               

Dennis Martin  We all are aware of how much local shopping has changed with the Internet. A look at shopping locally through the years shows that such change is more the norm that an exception. Starting with William Clark’s arrival, we will look at snapshots of how people shopped locally over the two centuries since then.

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time:  Noon                                                   Cost: $5
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#116  “Fact checking”  Paul Revere’s Ride

Longfellow’s famous poem relates Paul Revere’s midnight ride, forever establishing Paul as an American hero. A closer look at the factual account by Esther Forbes shows a few differences. Without the help of two other riders, a loyal dog, & a young girl’s petticoat, he would have failed. Join Anne Armezzani as she examines the poem and the facts. 

Date: Wednesday, April 8
Time: Noon                                                    Cost: $5
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#117 Vegetables A to Z 

Master Gardener Gary White will help you grow your own bounty of veggies. He will discuss what vegetables grow well in NEPA, how to tend them  and protect them so that your garden thrives this summer.         

Date: TBA 
Time:  Noon                                                   Cost: $5
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#118 The Mind-Body Connection in Disease

In an open forum, Sandy Keklar will discuss the role of stress in disease & psychosomatic disorders.mind body connection In private practice  for 45 years, she is experienced in facilitating an increased awareness of the connection between mind & body through various techniques.

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time:  Noon                                                   Cost: $5
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#119 Help  Pollinators to Help our Earth           

Our  native bees, moths, butterflies and other pollinators  are struggling.  Master Gardener Phyllis Reinhardt will teach about plants that grow well in NEPA and attract native pollinators. She  will help you plant a garden to support our pollinators that are essential to our environment.  Every garden planted helps these amazing insects and all of us. 

 

Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time:  Noon                                                   Cost: $5
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#120 Joys of Travel    

Join Dolly and Joe Michalczyk , former Abington Heights H.S. English teacher,  as he shares his travelexperiences of traveling around the world. His travels have taken him to six continents and nearly 50 countries. He will also share the transition from leading groups of high school students abroad to leading groups of adults on his more recent journeys. Joe will show a short video. Come and enjoy a treasure trove of travel tales!

Date:   Thursday, May 7                             Cost:$5
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#148 High Tea & History

Celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote and participate in governance with a High Tea. Enjoy a presentation about all that disenfranchised women worked so long to achieve.

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time:  Noon                                                Cost: $15

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