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 Vol. 2, Issue 3                                                                          March 2013


It's spring! At least that's what the calendar shows. Even though spring weather hasn't arrived just yet, ALL's Spring/Summer Semester is right on schedule. We'll kick off the new season on April 2 at our Spring Social.


In this month's newsletter, we've recapped ALL programs that begin in April. We're also introducing a new feature, Comments, for your observations about ALL programs. This month Bruce Jones contributed a brief review on Bob and Suzi Feldhuhn's Tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. We want you to contribute too. Please send your comments to us, and we'll publish as space permits. 


We look forward to seeing you April 2 at the Spring Social, and we hope that this season's programs have piqued your interest. To register, call Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or download the catalog from our website,

Ann DeMart
Marketing Committee

In this issue:
April ALL Programs
Kate Mann
Kate Mann at a 2013 photography workshop in Cuba 

Kate Mann, member of ALL and ALL's Executive Committee and Marketing Committee, kindly supplied the beautiful cover photo, "Sailing Towards St. Michaels," for the Spring/Summer Catalog. Kate, who lives in Royal Oak, is a scientific writer who holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) degree. She is also an eager sailor and nature enthusiast, as well as a passionate amateur nature and travel photographer. She has traveled around the world and has had several of her images published in photography, travel, and literary magazines. We thank Kate for her contributions to ALL.


ALL Spring Social 

Tuesday, April 2  4:00-6:00 pm   

 Van Lennep Auditorium 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum 


Learn about ALL's upcoming courses and events

Enjoy wine and nibbles

Bring a friend - everyone is welcome 


The Spice of Lifelong Learning 

Spring Catalog

Another wonderful benefit of ALL programs is the chance to get to know your classmates. The ALL membership represents so many work and life experiences, the variety and quality of which is astonishing for a community of this size anywhere.


In the recent Great Decisions course, the discussion was enhanced by the viewpoints of the individuals in the class, which included a former White House fellow; people who had resided in Myanmar and Iran; and people experienced in Department of Defense procurement management and international banking and operations of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


During the This I Believe course, members not only read, hear, and write essays, but they also learn about their fellow classmates' lives and beliefs.

Spice up your life. Take a look at the 2013 ALL Spring/Summer catalog, register for ALL programs, and meet other fascinating members of our extraordinary community. 
AprilApril ALL Programs

April will shower us with courses and trips on subjects ranging from history, literature, art, and spirituality to political science, astronomy, and boating.

And look for more in May. 

Brendan Keegan
Brendan Keegan
Irish Men at Home and Abroad: 1916
Brendan Keegan, a history buff and a native of Dublin, will explore the topic of Irish men who fought against British soldiers in Dublin's Easter Rebellion and alongside the British at the Battle of Somme. Monday mornings, April 15 and April 22.






John Ford
John Ford
(photo courtesy of Wilson Wyatt, Jr.) 


Beginning to Come on Dark


John Ford will join CBMM's Education Director Kate Livie to lead a three-week course on Mark Twain's later works of fiction. Each of the works, a tragedy, a farce, and a satire, is laced with Twain's humor and human insight yet reflect the darker tone of his more mature writing. Tuesday afternoons, April 16-30.











Gotta Have Heart


Karen Armstrong's book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life will be the springboard for discussion in Gotta Have Heart: Becoming agents of reconciliation in a hate and fear-filled world, led by George Merrill and Esty Collet. Thursday mornings, from April 11-May 16. 



Dick Mattingly 
(photo courtesy of Robert Lippson)

Faces of Our Founding Fathers


Dick Mattingly will explore portrait artists of early America and their works. The many rare portraits he will present include images of George Washington and his cabinet, as well as some of middle-class colonial subjects. Thursday mornings, April 18-May 9. 



How it Ends


Ron Lesher will lead members in pondering endings: personal, species, life on earth, the solar system, the universe. Monday afternoons, April 29-May20.



ALL Perennial Favorites


Favorites return this April: a visit to the Chesapeake Center on April 10; a tour of the Easton Airport on April 18, Jerry Friedman's First Mate (captains  not invited), Thursday mornings from April 18-May 9, and Great Decisions on Tuesday evenings from April 16-June 4.


For more information or registration, please call Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.




On Bob Feldhuhn's Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

A grand tour in America at the end of the 19th century was a trek to the new Yellowstone National Park to see wilderness and nature beyond the dreams of most: geysers from an active super-volcano, one of the largest high altitude lakes, towering mountains, not to mention Grizzly bears, bison, elk and wolves.  Bob Feldhuhn, with his wife Suzi, narrated their own grand tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton in a single session course on last Monday (March 18).  The session hit the target of addressing an appreciative audience's interest in travel that should be on everyone's Bucket List.  Yellowstone was our first national park, established in 1872.  Grand Teton, just ten miles south, was made a national park in 1929, adding pristine lands to total 1.3 million acres. The Feldhuhn gave highlights and tips, but in summary said:  go, enjoy it all.


- Bruce Jones

To register, or to learn more about ALL programs, call Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or download the 2013 Spring/Summer course catalog.

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