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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.

  • Be Cyber Aware – BBB Tips for Online Safety

    Cost:  Free

    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

    Cost:  Free

    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

    Cost:  Free

    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.

  • Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.

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

    Ken is a first-person impressionist. With over forty years spent studying 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 military leaders. Ken reaffirms Grant’s place of honor among the most respected people of our nation’s history.

  • Maps Matter! How Gerrymandering Affects Our Elections

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Suzanne Broughton, former president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh and a former member of the board of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

    In Pennsylvania, Democrats hold a 4 to 3.2 advantage in voter registration. In a recent election, Democrats won all the statewide offices, receiving 80,000 more votes than Republicans, but Republicans won 13 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrats won 5. The reason is Gerrymandering – legislators drawing strangely shaped districts to favor one party. An organization called Fair Districts PA thinks the redistricting system is bad for everyone, including the winners, and is working to change it.

  • Here, There and Far Away

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017 -11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Lois Porter, retired educator and Lenzner tour director

    2017 is the 150th birthday of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. His Usonian Duncan house, Kentuck Knob, and Fallingwater are the great homes in Western Pennsylvania. Our speaker will show the differences and share the unique personality of this architect. The Maritime Provinces of Canada are scenic and rich in history. We will see the summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Campobello Island off the coast of New Brunswick, Bay of Fundy with Hopewell Rocks, Anne of Green Gables sites on Prince Edward Island and highlights of Nova Scotia. The last part of the presentation will explore the major cities of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta, as well as Cambodia and Angkor Wat.

  • AND STARRING…Wait???? What!!!!

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, January 23 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Tom Madden, Asylum Entertainment Director and Filmmaker

    We all loved Indiana Jones, Clarice Starling, Forrest Gump, Scarlett O’Hara, Batman and Captain Jack! Well, the ones we saw in the movie were not the first choice…or second! None of them were supposed to be in the movie! Take a look at dozens of great Hollywood roles who went to other actors and in some cases, made stars of nobodies! A great insider look at the casting process and all the little lies and secrets behind some of Hollywood’s greatest movies.