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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.

  • 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.

  • Carl’s Story

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Noretta Willig, author

    Carl’s Story begins in the woods near St. Mihiel, France on September 16, 1918. On that victorious day, when the US Army won its first battle in Europe and the war was just days from ending, Carl Willig, a doughboy in company H and the uncle of author Noretta Willig, was killed. His remains could not be found. For three generations, his family felt the anguish of that loss. Then, ninety years after Carl’s death, Noretta’s phone rang and a genealogist identified Noretta as Carl’s next of kin. Why? Because “probably they found something.” Searching a trunk filled with faded photographs and letters, Noretta met Carl across the years and was introduced to a powerful young man. Carl’s Story is about the almost forgotten heroes, those who must be remembered. It is an American story — of family and duty, discovery and honor — about treasures lost then found.

  • Gettysburg: The Address

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Gary Augustine, historian

    On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln mounted a horse to ride out to a plot of land south of town to make a few remarks dedicating a recently constructed cemetery where many of the Union soldiers who had died in the battle were interred. These remarks inscribed on the Lincoln memorial, recited and in many cases memorized by school children, are well known to most Americans. Yet how, when, and where Lincoln wrote these few words are the subject of dispute by historians. Join the speaker as he attempts to untangle these mysteries in telling the story of the Gettysburg Address.

  • New Eyes: A Unifying Vision of Science and Spirituality

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Steven P. Treu, Author and Chief Visionary Officer at Quantum Revolution, Inc.

    Science and spirituality have long been considered to be in conflict with each other, but it is becoming clear that the two disciplines are not mutually exclusive – they are merely different ‘languages’ that explain the same thing. Quantum physics, in particular, offers dynamic therapeutic applications while also providing broad support for the profound wisdom of the world’s best-known spiritual teachers … which ultimately unites all religious perspectives. Steven Treu will discuss his book “New Eyes” which links the brilliant findings of the world’s greatest scientists (Einstein, Planck, Bohr, Susskind, etc.) together with the insights of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders (Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, etc.) in simple terms.

  • AARP Driver Refresher Class

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 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.

  • Kaufmann’s Department Store

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker: Melanie Linn Gutowski, author

    Meet author Melanie Linn Gutowski under the Kaufmann’s clock for a look back at one of Pittsburgh’s favorite retail destinations. You’ll do some window shopping, eat at the Tic Toc, and then ride the escalator up to every kid’s favorite, Toyland. Copies of the new Kaufmann’s Department Store history book will be available for sale.

  • 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.