Healthy Aging: A Path to a Better Brain

Presented by: James Galvin
Directed by Dr. Galvin, this presentation will cover topics for individuals who are interested in learning how to lead a better life by making lifesty[...]

Wednesday, December 11
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Bureau & the Folk Singers

Presented by: Aaron Leonard
Some of the most prominent folk singers of the twentieth century, Woody Guthrie, ‘Sis Cunningham, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Burl Ives, etc., were a[...]

Tuesday, November 19
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The State of US Foreign Policy

Presented by: Jeffrey Morton
In this special one-time lecture, Foreign Policy Association Fellow, Dr. Jeffrey Morton will examine the state of U.S. foreign policy under President [...]

Thursday, December 5
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Dueling Cavaliers

Presented by: Marc Newman
This four-week series is about the history of dueling between men, women, and men and women. Aside from bringing in some of the weapons each week ther[...]

Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Charleston! Charleston!

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
In a continuation of Hagood's series that examines the famous and not-so-famous events, people, and places of cities, this program will bring to l[...]

Friday, December 6
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Presented by: Marc Newman
On display in the White House is a large painting of Theodore Roosevelt and his men charging San Juan Hill with swords drawn. Ironically the true[...]

Thursday, November 14
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Does Hamilton get Hamilton right?

Presented by: Ralph Nurnberger
“Hamilton fever" has swept America. The show’s detailed presentation of the founding period’s complicated politic[...]

Tuesday, December 10
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

What Makes a City Great?

Presented by: H.V. Savitch
Cities are complex, ever changing and adaptive forms of social interaction. Why and how an ordinary city becomes a great city has long intrigued urban[...]

Monday, December 2
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Does American Foreign Policy Make America Strong?

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
In his National Security Strategy speech, President Donald Trump identified his doctrine “America First” as associated with a “Stron[...]

Tues., October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The State of US Foreign Policy

Presented by: Jeffrey Morton
In this special one-time lecture, Foreign Policy Association Fellow, Dr. Jeffrey Morton will examine the state of U.S. foreign policy under President [...]

Thursday, December 5
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

News of the Week:

Presented by: Frank Cerabino
This series will take a deeper look at a few of the major stories that have dominated the news. Utilizing television clips, online videos and various [...]

Thus., October 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Finding Humor in the News

Presented by: Frank Cerabino
The Palm Beach Post columnist talks about his continuing quest to find humor in the news over the past 28 years. Cerabino reprises some of hi[...]

Thursday, September 5
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Soul of America

Presented by: Jon Meacham
Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America,  #1 New York Times Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize&nd[...]

Sunday, December 15
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Impeachment!! An Encore Presentation

Presented by: Ralph Nurnberger
The drafters of the Constitution were extremely conflicted when they created the office of “President.” They wanted a strong executive, no[...]

Tuesday, November 12
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Islam in the United States

Presented by: Robert G. Rabil
The September 11th terror attacks and the ongoing U.S. campaign against extremism and terrorism led to a great interest in Islam and American Muslims [...]

Thursday, December 5
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Race for the White House: A First Look

Presented by: Kevin Wagner
This program will give an in-depth look at how the presidential race is developing. Using engaging visuals and the latest political events, Dr. Wagner[...]

Monday, December 2
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Chair Yoga

Presented by: Ruth Sanders
Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Students will be guided through postures and breathing exercises with the aid of a chair. Y[...]

Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Chair Yoga

Presented by: Ruth Sanders
Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Students will be guided through postures and breathing exercises with the aid of a chair. Y[...]

Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Healthy Aging: A Path to a Better Brain

Presented by: James Galvin
Directed by Dr. Galvin, this presentation will cover topics for individuals who are interested in learning how to lead a better life by making lifesty[...]

Wednesday, December 11
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Let's Talk About Death

Presented by: Elizabeth Gundersen
Have you thought about your own mortality? Do you have a friend or family member who may be contemplating theirs? Most of us have a picture in our min[...]

Wednesday, November 20
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Aging is Not a Disease

Presented by: Mandi Sehgal
In recent years we have learned to distinguish usual or customary aging from disease processes, and have gained insights into "healthy aging.&quo[...]

Wednesday, November 13
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Gilded Age

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
The United States came into its own in the late nineteenth-century. After the agonies of Civil War the country emerged as an economic powerhouse. For [...]

Fridays, November 1, 8, 15, 22
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Summer Book Club 

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
In this exclusive program, Dr. Taylor Hagood will conduct a summer book club. Unlike large lecture events, this program will take place in small discu[...]

Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ebb & Flow: The Cinema of the Human Diaspora

Presented by: Shelly Isaacs
In the 20th and now in the 21st century, we have been witnessing the greatest movement of groups and individuals displaced from their homeland. In thi[...]

Mondays, October 14, 21, 28; November 4
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Through a Lens Darkly

Presented by: Shelly Isaacs
The "noir" world is a domain simmering with suspense, where betrayal, revenge and passion reveal hearts of darkness and good and evil are no[...]

Mondays, November 18, 25; December 2, 9
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Music Americana: The Music of Modern Life

Presented by: Rod MacDonald
As popular music travels through the 21st century, the things that stand out remain: a melody, a sound, a lyric that lasts through time. From the rive[...]

Wednesdays, November 13, 20; December 4, 11
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Poetry of Love & Sex: From 1450 to Today

Presented by: Jeff Morgan
The Poetry of Love & Sex is a series where each week six poems will be explored, moving chronologically from 1450 to today. During each session, p[...]

Thursdays, October 31; November 7, 14, 21
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Russian Arts: From the Tsars to the Firebird

Presented by: Terryl Lawrence
In a time when the eyes of the Western World are drawn to Russia and her role on the world stage, many of us are interested in learning more about the[...]

Weds., October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Political Musicals

Presented by: Burton Atkins
This program will examine how ideas about politics, history and culture that often originated in musical theater have been transformed into film and t[...]

Tuesday, December 3
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Comic Legacy of Joan Rivers

Presented by: Ira Epstein
Known for her acerbic wit and blunt honesty, Joan Rivers was a remarkable comedian who will be remembered as the professional who helped shatter the g[...]

Tuesday, December 3
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Million Dollar Quartet

Presented by: Taylor Hagood
On December 4, 1956, four young men gathered in a tiny studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. The studio was Sun Records, and the young men[...]

Wednesday, December 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Works and Women of Charles Dickens

Presented by: Matt Klauza
This program examines the biography of Charles Dickens and its impact on his writing. Specifically, it looks to the women in his life and how they sha[...]

Monday, November 18
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Bureau & the Folk Singers

Presented by: Aaron Leonard
Some of the most prominent folk singers of the twentieth century, Woody Guthrie, ‘Sis Cunningham, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Burl Ives, etc., were a[...]

Tuesday, November 19
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Concert for Piano Trio

Presented by: Mei Mei Luo
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio no. 3, Op. 101 - Johannes Brahms (1833 –1897) was a German composer and pianist of the romantic p[...]

Friday, December 6
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jack Benny: America's Favorite Miser

Presented by: Paul Offenkrantz
Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky) was one of the most beloved entertainers in American history. With a career which began in vaudeville, Benny went [...]

Monday, December 2
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Zero Mostel: Beyond Fiddler on the Roof

Presented by: Paul Offenkrantz
Most theater-goers know Zero Mostel primarily through his iconic performances as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, but there is much more to[...]

Tuesday, November 19
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Presented by: Robert Wyatt
British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has created a global empire unrivaled in the history of musical theatre. In 1983, he was the first composer to ha[...]

Tuesday, December 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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