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Seminars

SEMINARS

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.

  • Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Dan Kamin, writer and performer

    Based on a newly discovered eyewitness account from 1916, this entertaining program uses colorful images, music and film from the period to explore Charlie Chaplin’s unprecedented fame and the iconic Tramp character at its core. It is hosted by world famous mime artist Dan Kamin, who trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance as Chaplin. Don’t miss this fascinating excursion into the private world of Hollywood’s first and most enduring superstar.

  • Handwriting Detective 101

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Michelle Dresbold is an internationally renowned handwriting expert, personality profiler, speaker, artist and author of Sex, Lies and Handwriting.

    Handwriting expert Michelle Dresbold, the only civilian to be invited to the United States Secret Service’s Advanced Document Examination training program, draws on her extensive experience helping law enforcement agencies around the country. Cases include kidnapping, arson, forgery, murder, embezzlement, and stalking. She will take you inside the mysterious world of crossed t’s and dotted i’s. Her book will be available for purchase and autograph after event.

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip and Knee Pain: Partnering with your Orthopedic Surgeon and Physical Therapist

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speakers: William D. Abraham, M.D., is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers where he is a member of the Hip and Knee Reconstruction team. Craig Maartmann-Moe, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Facility Director, McCandless Center for Rehab Services.

    Dr. Abraham will discuss both conservative and surgical treatment options for hip and knee arthritis, what to expect as you make the decision to have a total joint replacement and the latest in multi-modal pain management. Craig Maartmann-Moe will discuss conservative management of hip and knee pain, as well as what is involved pre- and post-operatively and the expected outcomes of rehabilitation.  Both speakers will also answer questions related to these topics.

  • Darkest Hour: The Movie

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker:  Gary Augustine, Historian

    From May 25 to May 30, 1940, the fate of Britain teetered.  Would the government under the leadership of newly appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill seek peace with the German dictator Adolf Hitler? In a masterful movie The Darkest Hour, nominated for six Academy Awards including best picture, the tale of how one man, Winston Churchill, under frightful pressure from within his own cabinet, emerged from these blackest days to inspire the World to victory. Join Gary as he tells of the events portrayed in the movie: real and fictional. The Darkest Hour will be being shown at the Legacy Theatre on Monday, June 11th, 2:00 p.m.

  • Day of Health for Seniors

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Presented by: UPMC for Life and UPMC Senior Communities

    UPMC for Life will be offering free screenings on body mass index, blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, and glucose. You do not need to fast.

    Guest Speaker:  Dr. Michael Parkinson is Senior Medical Director of Health and Productivity for UPMC Health.  Dr. Parkinson will be presenting on the following topics:
    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Take Charge of Your Health and Care
    An overview of root causes of health and disease at any age and of the science supporting active engagement in your medical care decisions.
    11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. –  Your Health and Care Plan:  Do You Have One and Why It’s Important
    Outlines the core elements of a daily health and medical care plan which you should understand, create and use!
    Noon – 12:30 p.m. – It’s All About Plants – The Most Recent Studies on What to Eat to Live Long and Prosper
    The evidence continues to build:  whole food plant-based foods are the cornerstone of good health.

    Light refreshments will be served. Other UPMC departments will have vendor tables for you to visit.

    All attendees must RSVP for the event and to schedule screenings at 412-635-8080.

  • Creativity Expressed in Glass

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: David Hall, Traveler and art collector

    Discover the “magic” and artistry of three glass masters: Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, and Gabriel Loire. Watch them create hot glass bowls, flowers, and huge chandeliers. View a new style of stained glass windows. Touch and hold glass objects. Each visionary artist has “re-invented” and created stunning new expressions in glass.

  • President Ulysses S. Grant

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Presenter:  Kenneth J. Serfass, Gunnery Sgt. USMC, retired

    Back by popular demand, Ken is a first-person impressionist with over forty years of study of his self-avowed childhood hero U.S. Grant.  He is a full time professional living historian portraying Ulysses S. Grant.  It is with a profound honor that he tells the story of one of America’s greatest leaders.  Ken will focus on Grant’s presidency, starting with his first inaugural address in 1869.

  • Voices in The Attic

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Carleton Young, PhD, author and history professor

    Imagine clearing out your family attic and discovering an enormous collection of letters written by two soldiers during the Civil War, but not knowing why the letters were there. Faced with that situation, Carleton Young spent more than a decade visiting battlefields and researching the two soldiers. He tells the story of two brothers who witnessed and made history by fighting in many of the most famous battles of the Civil War, and then preserving that history through their surprisingly detailed and insightful letters.

  • The Great One: The Life and Legacy of Roberto Clemente

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker:  Clemente Museum Docent, Vince Mariotti

    Join us to learn about Roberto Clemente, the Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player affectionately known to his fans as “The Great One”.  During this presentation, a representative from the Clemente Museum will discuss the Museum’s collections as well as provide insight into Clemente’s life on and off the field.

  • How the Great Depression Built North Park

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker:  Allegheny County Park Ranger

    Join the Allegheny County Park Rangers to explore the history of North Park.  Learn how the Great Depression shaped the parks and gave our country’s young men an opportunity to work and gain valuable skills.

  • The Power of Gratitude

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker:  Carol A. Briney, International Inspirational Speaker, Trainer, and Top-rated Podcast Host

    Carol will talk about how being mindfully appreciative and expressing your gratitude can unlock the fullness of life. Come and join this renowned speaker for an engaging talk on the power of gratitude and how it can transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary. Carol will also have her book Embracing Your Unlimited Possibilities, A Handbook for Life available for purchase and autograph.