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Calendar for Lexington, 2013

NOTE: The Donovan Forum Series presentations are held at the Lexington Senior Center on the corner of Alumni Drive and Nicholasville Roads. Free parking is available.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Ways to Interpret the Constitution
Guest Presenter: Dr. Bradley Canon, Professor Emeritus, University of Kentucky
Come kick off the Forum with a fascinating presentation on the U.S. Constitution, which has been the subject of sometimes bitter controversy since its adoption. Dr. Canon will look at the six basic ways of interpreting the Constitution and will discuss each of them along with their advantages and problems.

Thursday, Sept.12

Family Connections: Sharing Memories, Art, Work, and Love
Guest Presenter: Joy Carden, MM, Author
This presentation will focus on the benefits of a “family connection” project and will demonstrate the value of staying connected. Joy Carden will explain how to create your own “family connection” project and will share invaluable tips on methods for compiling the information.

Thursday, Sept. 19

History of the GM Corvette and the Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, KY
Guest Presenter: Helen Bradley, Director, Finance Manager, GM Bowling Green Assembly
This exciting presentation will detail the history of the GM Corvette and the Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, KY.

Thursday, Sept. 26

The Aliens are Here: Invasive Plants in KY
Guest Presenter: Bill Crankshaw, Professor Emeritus, Forest Ecology
Join us for a discussion of the most severe invasive plants of this region; why they are a problem and the methods of control.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Quiltmaking in America
Guest Presenter: Karen Witt, Owner, Reproduction Quilts
Quilts have been in America since the earliest settlers and the women who made them used their stitchery not only to provide warmth for family members, but also to create beauty in simple homes and even to express political sentiment! Events including the Stamp Act in the last 1700’s, the Civil War, the Great Depression and the Iraqi War have all influenced the fabrics and designs of this American folk art.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Senior Center Planning for Fayette County’s Future
Guest Presenter: Beth Mills, Commissioner, LFUCG Dept. of Social Services
Beth Mills will be presenting updates on the LFUCG’s plans to build a new senior center, including the site selection, program requirements and design possibilities.

Thursday, Oct. 17

The Lexington Opera House: A Community Treasure
Guest Presenter: Luanne Franklin, Dir. Of Performing Arts, Lexington Center Corporation
Built in 1886, the Lexington Opera House is rich in history and tradition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Opera House is one of only 14 American theatres, with less than 100 seats, built before 1900 that sill offers live performances. Serving 85,000 patrons annually, the theatre remains a premier cultural destination in downtown Lexington.

Thursday, Oct. 24

The Battle of Perryville
Guest Presenter: Phil Maxson, Instructor, OLLI
Come learn some Kentucky history with Phil Maxson, who will present on the Confederate invasions of Kentucky in the summer and fall of 1862, which culminated in the decisive battle at Perryville.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Lexington Ghost Stories and Creepy History
Guest Presenter: Kevin Steele, Tour guide, Lexington Walking Tours
Celebrate Halloween with legendary tales of Lexington history, haunts, duels and disasters. Kevin will also share photos of historic areas and buildings in downtown Lexington to accompany his haunting stories.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Books to Savor, Stories to Share
Guest Presenter: Heather Prichard, Librarian, Branch Adult Programing Coordinator, LPL
If you’re looking for an entertaining new book to read, perhaps a meaningful gift for a beloved young adult or a combination of the two that could spark a conversation, then join us as Heather Prichard will introduce several outstanding historical fiction and non-fiction books to savor and share.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Camp Nelson, Emancipation Center for KY
Guest Presenter: Stephen McBride, Dir. of Interpretation, Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park
As Kentucky’s largest center for the enlistment of African American troops in the Civil War and as a large refuge for their wives and children, Camp Nelson became an emancipation center for thousands of freedom seekers during and just after the war. Join us to learn this fascinating history!

Thursday, Nov. 21

Exploring the New Siberia!
Guest Presenter: Dr. Tom Miller, Professor, UK Psychiatry
Siberia is a land of snow and secrets and rich cultures. Join Dr. Tom Miller for an exploration of the cities of Siberia and learn about the social and cultural traditions of her many peoples.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Young At Heart Band-Big Band Music from the 1930’s & 1940’s
Come celebrate the holidays and enjoy a festive performance as we close the Donovan Forum Series with a bang!

Calendar for Morehead, 2013

Thursday, February 14

5th Anniversary Party & Open House
1:00 – 3:00p.m.
Morehead United Methodist Church

  • Learn about the variety of learning opportunities we offer
  • Chat with Spring 2013 Instructors
  • Sign up to get involved
  • Enjoy refreshments and register for door prizes
  • Registration tables will be open

Calendar for Somerset, 2012

Thursday, February 21

5th Anniversary Celebration & Spring Preview
Pulaski County Public Library
1:00 – 3 p.m.

  • Learn about the variety of learning opportunities we offer
  • Chat with Spring 2013 Instructors
  • Sign up to get involved
  • Enjoy refreshments and register for door prizes
  • Registration tables will be open