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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.

  • AARP Smart Driver TEK Workshop

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, June 4, 2024 – 11 a.m.

    Speaker:  Burt Kennedy, AARP instructor

    Understanding how new car technology works can make driving safer and more enjoyable.  This workshop covers how to utilize high-tech safety features, and the benefits of blind spot systems, forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings, smart headlights and more.  You do not need to be an AARP member to attend.

  • General Ulysses S. Grant – Horses and Children, My Two Weaknesses

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, June 18, 2024 – 11 a.m.

    Speaker:  Kenneth J. Serfass, Gunnery Sgt. USMC, retired and Ulysses S. Grant first-person impressionist

    General Grant will tell us about the many war horses of the civil war, and even some before that, as his career as a stellar horseman stretched back into his childhood, even before his tenth birthday.  He is always happy to talk horseflesh, as well as the antics and habits of his four children before the war, and even at times during the war as well.

  • Stars and Stripes – History of the American Flag

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 2, 2024 – 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Steve Cicero, former history instructor in the Butler Area School District

    The “Red, White, and Blue” is the universal symbol of our nation.  This program describes the origins of our national colors and how the flag of our country has evolved through time.  The Union Jack, Betsy Ross, and Fort McHenry are all part of that story, and a large segment will explore our National Anthem and the flag that inspired it.

  • The Underground Railroad and the Pittsburgh Connection

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 16, 2024 – 11 a.m.

    Speaker: K. Carol Braun Kunz, former Pittsburgh Public School teacher and Heinz History Center education coordinator

    The enslaved people had a dream of freedom.   Our journey begins in Africa, continues to the north and eventually freedom.   Many traveled through Pittsburgh, and the surrounding area, on their way to Canada and freedom. We will learn of safe houses in our area as the enslaved made their difficult journey north.

  • Audrey Hepburn: Our Fair Lady 

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – 11 a.m.

    Speaker:  Wendy Whittick, President of Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club and film historian

    A survivor of the horrors of Nazi occupation in her childhood, Audrey Hepburn went on to become the “IT” girl of films in the 1960s.  Audrey showcased her inner beauty as well as her grace and style by becoming a noted humanitarian in later years.  Discover the life of Audrey Hepburn and delve into her greatest film performances in this documentary-style tribute to Our Fair Lady.  

  • Pittsburgh: City of Poetry

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, August 13, 2024 – 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Dr. Jake Grefenstette, President & Executive Director of the International Poetry Forum

    Many Pittsburghers are surprised to learn that some of the 20th century’s greatest poets described Pittsburgh as the poetry capital of the United States. Part of this reputation traces to the city’s International Poetry Forum, a nonprofit organization that has hosted poetry readings and education programs by figures such as Seamus Heaney, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Kelly, and James Earl Jones. This seminar offers a glimpse of Pittsburgh’s world-class literary heritage and opens discussion about the future of Pittsburgh poetry.

  • Downsizing Your Home

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, August 27, 2024 – 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Paul Regan – Paul the Organizer, local organizing and moving expert

    Downsizing your home can be overwhelming after many years of accumulation. Paul will share with you how much easier and approachable he’s made the process of downsizing.  He will give us options for what to do with your belongings and how to establish an ideal timeline. 

  • Notorious Pittsburgh

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, September 10, 2024 – 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Chris Whitlatch, author, game creator, and nonprofit marketer, but he likes to be best known as a storyteller

    Step into the dark alleyways, back rooms and even board rooms as we recount Pittsburgh’s seedier past. Notorious Pittsburgh features more than 20 stories, including Pittsburgh’s first bank robbery, a famous jailbreak, as well as several stories from our former red-light district and the prohibition era. 

  • Common Hand Conditions: Diagnosis, Treatment and Hand Therapy

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, September 17, 2024 – 11 a.m.

    Speakers: Trenton M. Gause II, MD, orthopedic hand, and upper extremity surgeon with Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers and Georgette A. Fogg, OTR/L, CHT, Occupational and Hand Therapy Department

    Please join Dr. Gause II as he discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for common hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis, and dequervain’s tenosynovitis. Georgette will discuss therapeutic treatment to help manage pains and strains associated with common hand and wrist conditions.