Education on Every Topic – Free!
Join us for The Legacy Lineup Lifelong Learning Seminars offering a variety of topics at no cost! Seminars are scheduled every other Tuesday at 11 a.m. Parking is free. Please RSVP to 412-635-8080 to reserve a seat or for weather cancellations.
AARP Driver Refresher Class
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Instructor: Martin Snyder
The AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course can help those 55 or older receive discounts on their auto insurance. The refresher course is designed for those individuals who have already taken a driver safety course within the last three years. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Attendees need to bring their driver’s license, AARP membership card (if a member) and a check made payable to AARP. Class size is limited; registration is required. Please call 412-635-8080.
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11 a.m.
Speaker: Melanie Linn Gutowski, Historian and Author
In the 19th century, the positioning of Pittsburgh as a major manufacturing center and the subsequent rise of the area’s steel industry created a wave of prosperity that prompted the beneficiaries of that wealth to construct extravagant residences. Wealthy enclaves sprang up in the city’s East End, across the river in neighboring Allegheny City, and into the countryside. Though many of the residences have since been lost, Pittsburgh’s Mansions offers a look back at the peak of the city’s prominence.
War to End All Wars: World War I and the American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11 a.m.
Speaker: Gary Augustine, Historian
On April 6, 1917, the U.S. Congress voted to declare War on Germany thrusting the U.S. into the horrendous maelstrom of the Great War: a War in which millions perished. When the armistice concluded the War 53,402 Americans had died in combat, while another 63,114 had died of disease and of other causes with the bulk of the deaths concentrated in the last few months of the War. Who were the men of the American Expeditionary Force? What did they do to defeat Germany? Nearly forgotten, this War profoundly impacted the World political scene for over a quarter of a century and still casts a dark shadow that lingers today in the Middle East and the Balkans. Join the speaker as he tells the history of the courageous men of the American Expeditionary Force who fought the War to end all Wars.
A Taste of Appalachia
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11 a.m.
Performers: Mark Tamsula, Fiddler and Richard Withers, Banjo player
Enjoy Appalachian Music with Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers performing traditional folk music followed by a trip on the Appalachian Trail that starts in Maine and ends in Georgia. Enjoy the music, culture and film featuring the beauty of the Appalachian region in the Eastern United States.
Be Cyber Aware – BBB Tips for Online Safety
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11 p.m.
Speaker: Caitlin Driscoll, Public Relations Director of the Better Business Bureau of Western PA
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so it’s an ideal time to clear out your cyber clutter. Whether you are shopping, banking, socializing or simply browsing online, it’s important to use the internet safely and securely. Join your Better Business Bureau for an informational session on avoiding online scams and taking key steps to safeguard yourself when conducting online activities.
Gridiron & Steel
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11 a.m.
Speaker: Jeff Sewald, producer, writer and director
“Gridiron & Steel” is a documentary about the spiritual relationship that exists between the sport of football and the people and communities of southwestern Pennsylvania. The film features original commentary from the likes of Mike Ditka, Dan Marino, Dan Rooney, Mel Blount, Myron Cope and a host of Western Pennsylvania football players, coaches and fans of all levels. The program premiered in The Great Hall at Heinz Field and received its public television debut in November 2001. A regional Emmy® Award winner, “Gridiron & Steel” has since been seen on public stations throughout the U.S. via the American Public Television Service, on cable via Comcast’s Video-On-Demand, and on The Documentary Channel as part of its “Friday Night Football” lineup. Filmmaker Jeff Sewald will be present for discussion, questions and answers about the film and its production.
The Demon on Brownsville Road
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11 a.m.
Speaker: Robert “Bob” W. Cranmer, businessman, author and former Republican County Commissioner
In December 1988, Bob and Lesa Cranmer and their four children moved into their house on Brownsville Road. Soon the family began experiencing strange phenomena—objects moving on their own, ghostly footsteps, unsettling moaning sounds—that gradually increased in violence, escalating to physical assaults and, most disturbingly, bleeding walls. Bob and his family were under attack from a malicious demon that was conjuring up terrifying manifestations to destroy their tight-knit household. They had two choices: leave or draw on their unwavering faith to exorcise the malicious fiend who haunted their home.