Lifetime Learning
Winter 2013

Our 2013 Winter program is listed below and it looks to be as interesting and informative as out hugely successful, last session. There is something of interest for everyone.

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~ Monday ~

(No session 02/18, President's Day)

Dryden, Swift, Pope
John Dryden  Johnathan Swift Alexander Pope

Maureen Andrews, PhD
Six Sessions: 2/11, 25, 3/4, 11, 18, 25

In works by Dryden, Swift and Pope and by various other verse and prose writers, we explore life and literature in England after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. (Text: Norton Anthology of English Lit., vol. C, 8th ed.)


The Methodist Symbol The Unitarian Symbol The Society of Friends Symbol
Three Historic Cape Cod Religions

1:00 – 2:30
Three Sessions

Join us to learn more about the spiritual forces that have shaped our region. Basic religious tenets and the local history of each of these three religions will be explored. Current and future challenges for each religion will also be addressed.

2/11 - Rev. Wesley Williams, United Methodist Church, Orleans
2/25 - Rev. Edmund Robinson, Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, Chatham
3/04 - Pastor Charles Morse, Allen’s Neck Friends Meeting House, Dartmouth


Journalism on the Cape: An Insider’s View

1:30 – 3:00
Three Sessions: 3/11, 18, 25

Paul Pronovost, Editor-in-Chief
Susan Moeller, News Editor
Patrick Cassidy, Regional Reporter


~ Tuesday ~
REEL Time - The Greatest Movies Ever

Leigh Fisher and Carol Yindra – Back by Popular Demand

2:30 - 5:00 

Five Sessions: 2/12, 2/19, 26, 3/5, 12

Come share a love affair with movies and their stars: musicals, comedies, mysteries, dramas. Each one is complete and unabridged, with subtitles. There will be an introduction to each film, and a discussion afterward. A great way to spend a winter's day.


The Inner Workings of Boatyards

1:00 - 2:30
Three Sessions

Take a tour of three boatyards and see how they build the boats that sail on Pleasant Bay. A Lifetime Learning Committee Member will meet you at each yard.

3/05 - Suzanne Leahy, Owner/Designer, Builder, Pleasant Bay Boat and Spar, 80 Rayber Road, Orleans. Suzanne builds Baybirds, the Classic Cat and the HurricaneSloop.

3/12 - Tony Davis, Owner and Builder, Arey’s Pond Boat Yard, 45 Arey’s Lane, So. Orleans. Tony builds the APBY Cat and directs the Arey’s Pond Sailing School.

3/19 - Mike and Brad Pease, Pease Boat Works and Marine Railway, 43 Eliphamet’s Lane, Chatham. The Pease brothers are specialists in wooden boatbuilding and restoration.


Ideas and Novels – Narratives of Place
The Magus The Day of the Locust Ironweed Bastard Out of Carolina

Steve Bornemeier, M.A. in English
Jeff Bornemeier, B.A. in English
5:00 - 6:30
Four Sessions (every other Tuesday)

3/05 - The Magus by John Fowles (1977 edition)
3/19 - The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West (1939)
4/02 - Ironweed by William Kennedy (1982)
4/16 - Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison (1992)

Attendees are asked to read the books before the sessions.

Tulip Garden


A Garden Tour

Sharon Davis, Landscape Institute Design Certificate, Harvard University

Three Sessions

Quoting Sharon, “A wonderful thing about gardens around the world is that they are quite different and distinctively representative of the country’s culture.”

4/02 - Gardens as Art - The Tulips of Keukenhof
4/09 - Gardens as Romance - English Gardens
4/16 - Gardens as Spirit - Chinese Gardens


~ Wednesday ~
What’s On Your Plate: Nutrition News You Can Use
Healthy Salad

10:30 – 12:00
Four Sessions

3/06 - Susan Bourque, RD, LDN, CC Cooperative Extension: Guidelines for eating and weight control: debunking nutrition myths.
3/13 - Susan Bourque: Eat more. Weigh less! How to get more nutrition on your plate and feel more energized on fewer calories.
3/20 - Kim Concra, LDN, CC Cooperative Extension: The role of stress, attitude and mind and how they affect our eating habits.
3/27 - Kim Concra: Special dietary restrictions, fads and allergies – how to deal with them and how to stock a healthy pantry.

New York City 1941


New York City in the Forties and Fifties

Stew Goodwin, Author and Lecturer

1:30 – 3:00
Three Sessions: 2/27, 3/6, 13

Stew Goodwin brings alive the New York City of days gone by – the parks, the people, the music, sports and neighborhoods – it’s all here in loving detail.


Johannes Brahms and the Piano
Johannes Brahms

Ken Fearn, Pianist and Professor Emeritus of Music, Smith College

1:00 – 2:30
Five Sessions: 3/20, 27, 4/3, 10, 17

Orleans Historical Society
3 River Road, Orleans

Though Brahms wrote relatively little for piano, the diversity of his music is greater than almost any other 19th century composer. Dr. Fearn will explore this extraordinary body of piano literature.


The Betsy Ross Flag
~ Thursday ~
Unsung Heroes of the American Revolution

Janet Uhlar, Author, Lecturer, Screenplay Writer

Three Sessions

Janet presents biography through a living, breathing form -- biographical fiction. When the private lives and unique personalities of historical figures are examined, history takes on a life of its own.

3/7-Liberty’s Martyr: The Story of Dr. Joseph Warren
3/14 - Freedom’s Cost: The Story of General Nathanael Greene
3/21 - Women of the American Revolution: Martha Washington, Caty Greene, Margaret Kemble-Gage and Rebecca Motte.


Greg O’Brien Marianne Leone Spencer Quinn Lisa Genova William Martin
Authors’ Series – A Blockbuster Lineup

Five Sessions

3/07 - Greg O’Brien - Cape author, editor, journalist - On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s
3/14 - Marianne Leone - actress: The Sopranos, screenwriter, essayist, author - Jesse: A Mother’s Story
3/21 - Peter Abrahams aka Spencer Quinn - Cape author, NY Times Bestseller - Echo Falls Mystery Series, Chet and Bernie Series, and Robbie Forester and The Outlaws of Sherwood Street
3/28 - Lisa Genova - Cape author, NY Times Bestseller - Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony
4/04 - William Martin - author, screenwriter, NY Times Bestseller - Cape Cod, Back Bay, The Lost Constitution, The Lincoln Letter


Marine Life on Cape Cod/Audubon Society

Dennis Murley, Teacher & Naturalist
Three Sessions: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25*

Explore the wildlife of the bays, beaches, marshes and open ocean. The first two sessions will take place at the Snow Library and include lecture, artifacts, and interactive discussion.

* Meet at the Mass Audubon Society’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary


Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra
Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
George Scharr, Education Director
Heather Goodchild and Laura Manko, Soloists
Three Sessions

3/28 - Georg Scharr: Multimedia class on Brahms Symphony No. 4; a heartfelt Symphony written at the height of his career, and three different Passacaglias.
4/04 - *(3:00-4:00) Jung-Ho talks with the CCSO Principal Second Violinist and Principal Violist. They will be performing in the Brahms Symphony and may bring their instruments.
4/25 - George Scharr returns with a multimedia class on Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. The three finalists in the New England Concerto Competition will perform with the Orchestra at the May Concert.


~ Friday ~
Glasses od Red and White Wine
Why Not Wine?

John Ward, M.A. Chemistry, Oxford University

Three Sessions: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

This course is intended for the casual wine drinker who would like to know more about what’s in the glass, how wine is made, and where it comes from. How does one choose the right wine for different occasions? What wine goes with what food? How does one cope with an extensive restaurant wine list?


The Artist’s Reality
Jackson Pollock Caravaggio Vincent Van Gogh Mark Rothko

Tracey Anderson, M.A., Royal College of Art

Four Sessions

Tracey will re-examine the work of these four painters through the lens of their individual lives and the times in which they lived. In the study of Art History, context is vital when attempting to understand the meaning and the motivation behind great works of art. The Artist’s reality is always the most important influence on the work.

3/22 - Jackson Pollock
3/29 - Caravaggio
4/05 - Vincent Van Gogh
4/12 - Mark Rothko

Developed Movie Film


Irish Film Festival

Mary Ann Eaton, B.A., Instructor of Irish Literature

Four Sessions: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26

“Dul Chuig Na Pictiuir” *

* You’d be going to the “pictures” this season.
Join us for some familiar and some not so familiar Irish Films. Selections will include a different genre each week. An introduction will precede each film, closing with audience discussion. Slainte!!!


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