August 24, 2020 @ 9:00AM — November 30, 2020 @ 12:00PM
Chesapeake Forum is delighted to bring a wide variety of courses to you this fall semester by way of interactive Zoom video conferencing and webinars.
You will be prompted for name and email for each ticket purchase to ensure correct link communication!
*** If you register for a LIVE ZOOM CLASS, you will receive a link, by email, the MORNING of the scheduled class.
*** If you purchase a RECORDING, you will receive a link, by email, within a week after the live class session.
Fall 2020 Refund Policy: Because of the nominal cost of programs, and because classes are recorded for viewing on demand, Chesapeake Forum will not issue refunds this semester.
Learn More About Zoom: "If Bob can do it, you can too!" with Glory Aiken and Bob DeGour. Join Glory and Bob as they walk you thru the basics, even if you have to start with just your phone! Learn the ins and outs of what to do with your invitation, how to sign on to your Zoom session, test your audio and video, where to mute or unmute your audio during class, and how to use the chat function.
230 Years of Presidential Elections with Steve Goldman. A virtual magic carpet ride through the past 230 years to see the facts, foibles, and fallacies of US Presidential elections.
500 Years of Fake News: From False Facts and Fictitious Fallacies to Forgotten Foibles and Fabulous Frauds, 1502-2019 with Steve Goldman. Participants will tour the past 500 years to see for themselves fi "fake news" is a new phenomenon or just business as usual.
The Many Faces of Fascism with Raymond Vergne. This three session course will identify the many faces of fascism in different countries while expoloring its relationship to religion and economics.
Conversation: What’s Good and Bad About Talbot County with Bruce Jones. Compare Talbot County with other Maryland counties to see the differences in education, rates of crime, housing availability, social services, transportation, etc.
Happy Hour Forum: Tapping into Chesapeake History with Bob Random with Phil Hesser PhD. You may be wondering about this fellow and why he had it in for the Eastern Shore. You'll receive clues to consider one week before the great reveal. Sharpen your wits, grab a beverage, and join us for a most entertaining happy hour class.
Why is Life? with Rich Wagner, PhD. We'll continue our discussion of the latest finding and theories about the nature of life, its origins on the earth, and the universe.
Birds and Birding in our Eastern Shore Backyard with Wayne Bell, PhD. In collaboration with Pickering Creek Audubon Center, join Dr. Bell for three virtual classes interspersed with field trips. No field trips with class recording option.
Airship 103 with Hunter Harris. Climb aboard the Airship as we depart the hangar to view the U.S. and Canada from the blimp's vantage point. Also learn the technical and operational aspects unique to blimps.
What is the Mind? with Forest Hansen. We will explore answers to these questions: What is the mind? What is wrong with typical answers to this question? Is there a better answer? Why is this important? Join us for a discussion as we explore the mind.
Great Decisions 2020 Discussion Program with Rich Harrison and Bob DeGour. We'll discuss the three most important global topics in the 2020 Great Decisions Briefing Book. Share knowledge and experiences with current topics. No charge for 2020 Briefing Book which will be available for pickup at Mid-Shore Community Foundation, The Bullitt House, 102 E. Dover Street, Easton.
Recent Sequels in Literary Fiction with Margot Miller, PhD. This course will discuss Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments and Elizabeth Strout’s Olive, Again to see what a sequel offers to, and demands of, the reader.
Taste and Taboo: Food Stories with Nancy Hesser, PhD. Those who relish good food and good fiction will enjoy reading and discussing imaginative short stories about the many ways we relate to food and cooking.
How Can You Confront the Future? with Hans Kuschnerus. Change is relentless, accelerating, and often frustrating. We will discuss how to ride the technology waves and become smart, joyful consumers..
Macbeth: The Scottish Play with John Miller, PhD and Suzanne Sanders. Are the Macbeths really Shakespeare's happiest couple? If you first read the play in high school, come back for a deeper look at one of Shakespeare's darkest works.
A Traveler's Guide to Black Holes with Ron Lesher. If black holes emit no light and swallow all that surrounds them, how can we know anything about them? Come and explore what we know about black holes and how we know this.