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Big Jets

Flying the Big Jets

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Lou Thieblemont

Captain TWA and American Airlines (retired)

Fascinated by flight? Retired airline pilot Lou Thieblemont will use a flight simulator to take you on a virtual trip around the skies of central Pennsylvania aboard a Boeing 757. On this trip he will help you experience the flight from the pilot’s seat! You’ll have a “pilot’s eye” view of the friendly skies over south central Pennsylvania.

Lou Thieblemont was a pilot for TWA and American Airlines for 38 years. He is now retired but still loves to travel. Lou is also the former mayor of Camp Hill, PA.

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Food Glorious Food: Satisfaction without the Guilt!

Category: Season 2

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Chef Donna Desfor

Imagine being able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want, without any guilt. Impossible? Chef Donna Desfor says no!

Chef Donna’s presentation will guide you into a new understanding of taste, and how taste is experienced. With a new understanding, you’ll find eating becomes a more pleasurable experience and cooking can easily become a creative endeavor! And, once you know what you like to taste (and how you can create those taste sensations) Chef Donna will treat you to her “Three Bites to Being Full and Satisfied©” rules. The entire program will lead you toward an eating experience that is better, and more satisfying.

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Quilts: Crafting an American Icon

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Dr. Janneken Smucker

West Chester University

Quilts have become quintessentially American objects, but they have not always covered Americans’ beds. Once they got started making them, Americans developed a special relationship with quilts. They have produced them in a multitude of formats and have used them for a variety of purposes, from practical to symbolic. Whole cloth, mosaic, medallion, block style, Crazy, utility,prizewinning, political, crib, bed, wall—Americans have done them all.

In 1997, art critic Robert Hughes called Amish quilts “America’s first abstract art,” due to their strong graphics and visual parallels with abstract paintings. At the same time, these country crafts help attract tourists to “Amish country” eager to take home a souvenir of their visit. Smucker will explore these and other paradoxes of this material manifestation of Amish culture.

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Gardening and Planting

Category: Season 2

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Erica Jo Shaffer

Highland Gardens Nursery Manager

A primer on container gardening. Looking to have those beautiful potted plants? This presentation will provide a primer on container gardening. Which container to use? Is all potting soil the same? What kind of fertilizer should you use? Which plants will do best? Erica will show you the way!

About the Presenter:
Erica Shaffer is the Nursery manager/Head plant geek at Highland Gardens, Camp Hill
PA for 25 years. Landscape designer and consultant. Blogger. Garden
speaker. Avid gardener. Nature lover. Tree Hugger.

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Transforming Alzheimer’s with Art

Category: Season 3

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Barbara C. Warfel

Artist/Art Educator

 

Transforming Alzheimer’s with Art

Art is an amazing way to express yourself. It is also an amazing way to fuel brain activity in those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Neuroscientists are exploring evidence that artistic expression stimulates growth of new brain cells and creation of new neuron networks in the cerebral cortex. Experience with seniors affected by Alzheimer’s has been very positive when correlated with art. “I have trouble getting participants to stop when art time is up.” “The fastest hour of the week” is often heard when art class ends. Art activity removes them, if only for a brief time, from an often frustrating and painful world by completely occupying their minds and intellect.


Barbara C. Warfel will guide you through how Alzheimer’s can be positively affected by art. She is a graduate of Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, with a B.A. in Art Education. She first developed and implemented meaningful art activities for senior adults residing in assisted living facilities in 1998. She has received many awards for her work, including the 2006 Spectrum Award for Excellence in the Arts.

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A Look at the Night Sky

Category: Season 3

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Lou Thieblemont

Captain TWA and American Airlines (retired)

Lou Thieblemont is back to take us on another wonderful adventure. This time we will take “A Look at the Night Sky.” Many times we look up and see the stars and admire their beauty. Lou will take a more in depth look at the stars, constellations, and how we all view what we see. You will learn just how long ago the stars and constellations got their names and how they were viewed in ancient times. So sit back, and take a look at one of the most amazing things we can see each and every day…our beautiful night sky!

Lou Thieblemont was a pilot for TWA and American Airlines for 38 years. He is now retired but still loves to travel. Lou is also the former mayor of Camp Hill, PA.

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The Beginnings of Automobile Culture

Category: Season 4

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Professor Guillaume de Syon

Albright College

Professor Guillaume de Syon hails from France and Switzerland, but has called Lancaster, PA, home since 1994. Specialized in both European history and the history of technology, he teaches courses in almost every historical period at Albright College in Reading, PA.

Nowadays, we could not do without a car, but it was not always so. By examining postcards of the early 1900s, we can document how people really felt about gasoline fumes replacing horse dung, noisy drivers, and all sorts of strange, new road rules.

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