Chesapeake Forum Fall 2019 Course Registration
September 24, 2019 @ 10:00AM — December 3, 2019 @ 3:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Chesapeake Forum, An Academy for Lifelong Fall Schedule and Registration. Course descriptions are listed at the bottom of the page. Make sure to mark your calendars for the official Launch Party for Chesapeake Forum, Wednesday, September 18 from 4 to 6 pm at Trinity Cathedral’s Miller Hall, 315 Goldsborough St. in Easton.
Chesapeake Forum Fall 2019 Course Descriptions
Multiple Session Courses:
Boondoggles, Bubbles, and Bonanzas (enrollment limited), with Phil Hesser. This course will focus on several get-rich-quick schemes, and the entrepreneurs and hucksters who promoted them, that tried to take advantage of the area’s rich life and landscape and ended up transforming Delmarva.
4 successive Tuesdays, 9/24 through 10/15, 10-11:30 am at Brookletts Place Senior Center, located on Brookletts Ave. in Easton.
Full of Years: Life Review (enrollment limited), with George Merrill. The course is designed to deepen awareness of our own history and the spirituality it implies. Join us as we make new friends while discovering what our lives tell us.
6 successive Tuesdays, 9/24 through 10/29, 1- 2:30 pm at Bay Hundred Senior Center, located in the new YMCA in St. Michaels.
Great Decisions Discussion Program (enrollment limited), with Rich Harrison. Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of international relations and participating in active discussion of crucial global issues will find these engaging and insightful conversations of important topics of the day very interesting.
8 successive Mondays, 9/30 through 11/18, 1:30 - 3 pm at Bay Hundred Senior Center, located in the new YMCA in St. Michaels.
True Stories Well Told (enrollment limited), with Glory Aiken. Would you like to write about your life and your family and its unique history? Please join us as we continue our journey into the art of writing memoir.
6 successive Mondays, 10/7 through 11/11, 9:30-11:30 am at Bay Hundred Senior Center, located in the new YMCA in St. Michaels.
Three Continent Wine Tasting (enrollment limited), with Joe Petro, Sr. Explore the fascinating wine-producing regions rarely visited by East Coast residents; the course offers wine tastings from Eurasia, South America, and the central California coast.
3 successive Fridays, 10/11 through 10/25, 3-4:15 pm at Snifters, located in Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits, 219 Marlboro Ave. in Easton.
The Merchant of Venice, with Rabbi Peter Hyman, John Miller, and John Ford. Is Shakespeare’s heralded work an anti-Semitic play or a play about anti-Semitism? Come explore the answers to this and the many other questions raised in this provocative play.
4 successive Tuesdays, 10/22 through 11/12, 10:30-noon at the Temple B’Nai Israel, located at 7199 Tristan Drive in Easton. Members of Temple B'Nai Israel pay no fee and should register by contacting the Temple directly.
A Sense of Place (enrollment limited), with Charlie Yonkers. This course will enlarge our appreciation and understanding of places in our lives and to focus on those of special meaning to us individually.
5 successive Wednesdays, 10/23 through 11/20, 1:30-3 pm at Brookletts Place Senior Center, located on Brookletts Ave. in Easton.
The History of the Papacy (enrollment limited), with Raymond Vergne. A political overview of the Papacy from Roman and Byzantine times, the Dark and Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Empire, the Crusades, the great schisms, the Renaissance and Baroque, to the great crises of the XIX and XX centuries.
4 successive Thursdays, 10/10 through 10/31, 1-3 pm at Brookletts Place Senior Center, located on Brookletts Ave. in Easton.
Single Session Courses:
Making Italian Bread (enrollment limited), with Sal Simoncini. If you’d like to learn how to make bread the Italian way and share Sal’s joy in cooking and creating this culinary treat, this is a “not to miss” class.
Thursday, 10/24, 11 am-1 pm at Oxford Community Center, located on the left side of Rt. 333 as you enter Oxford.
Conversations (enrollment limited), with Lynn Randle. Unions yesterday and today…is there still a need for worker representation? Unions started generations ago to protect young women teachers from being taken advantage of. The need to protect the rights of the working class continued and today, we still see Unions among Teachers, Nurses, Trades, Auto Workers… as well as City, State and Federal Government Workers. But more and more, we read of Unions facing pushback. What are the causes of this friction? What are the benefits provided by Unions to our society moving forward? Or, are Unions justifiably a thing of the past?
Discussion leader, Lynn Randle, will moderate a participative discussion covering the pro and con of Unions today. A reading syllabus of current articles will be provided in advance for participants joining us for what is guaranteed to be a lively discussion.
Tuesday, 11/5, 1:30-3 pm at Bay Hundred Senior Center, located in the new YMCA in St. Michaels.
Newseum Field Trip (enrollment limited), led by Steve Goldman. Perhaps your last chance to tour this fascinating museum, due to close in January, 2020.
Tuesday, 11/19, 8 am bus departure from the Easton Volunteer Fire Dept. parking lot.
The Taking of K-129 (enrollment limited), with Payne Kilbourn. How the CIA, the U.S. Navy, and a crazy billionaire spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal the nuclear-armed Soviet submarine K-129 after it had sunk to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in 1968; all while the Russians were watching. “A spy story on steroids”, the discussion of Josh Dean’s book, led by a former U.S. Navy nuclear submarine commander, promises to be as interesting as the book.
Tuesday, 12/3, 1:30-3 pm at Bay Hundred Senior Center, located in the new YMCA in St. Michaels.