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 Vol. 2, Issue 4                                                                        April  2013

Greetings ALL Members,


ALL's Spring Semester is in full bloom as we head into May. April classes are underway and many extend through June. And there are more. In this issue, we've highlighted classes that begin in May and are still open for registration. 


As you attend these classes, realize that these courses are taught by people like you -- members of the fascinating and diverse ALL community. Just think about all of your experiences, knowledge, interests, and passions. Now, think about sharing them with others.  


We're right here ready to help you propose, plan, and lead a class. In fact, we're having a special workshop to do just that on May 8 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at CBMM. And, while we're on the subject, ALL is currently accepting proposals for the Fall Semester.  Learn more in this April issue of ALL News.


Ann DeMart
Marketing Committee


Calling ALL Members!
Workshop: Planning and Offering an ALL Course

May 8, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at CBMM

Open to ALL members and non-members 


Have you ever wondered where ALL gets all those great ideas for classes? 

The answer is simple. The ideas come from people just like you. ALL is a learning cooperative: the courses are an extension of the of the membership, which is rich in experiences, interests, and knowledge. 


Ford and Barnett
ALL Course Leaders John Ford and Sam Barnett
At this workshop, former and current course leaders will explain the process of planning, proposing, and leading an ALL course. They will help you evaluate your potential for leading a course on your interests, hobbies, or experiences. You will learn about the many different types of courses, including discussion groups, lectures, demonstrations, trips, and other possibilities. 
There is a great deal of give and take in the programs. Course leaders frequently comment that one of the most rewarding aspects of the experience is learning from others. 


Here is your opportunity to become even more involved with ALL  and learn how much you have to offer. To sign up for the workshop call Helen Van Fleet at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at 410-745-4941.


Already have an idea? Submit your proposal now.

Deadline for Fall Semester course proposals is July 1.




May ALL Classes 
Register now - call Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941

This semester, you can look back at key characters in the Civil War or at Delmarva's lost towns. Or, you can look forward to some hands-on training in photography and canine care. 


Robert Lonergan
Robert Lonergan
Personalities of the Civil War
Robert Lonergan

Monday mornings, May 6-20 


Get to know some of the more interesting and influential participants, both male and female, on both sides of the Civil War. What general fought with himself?  Who lost his leg in battle, donated it to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and visited his severed limb throughout his long life? Who was the only woman to serve as an officer in the Confederate army? Learn all this and more.




Philip Hesser
Phillip Hesser



Ghost Towns, Lost Towns, and Forgotten Towns on the Delmarva: An Historical Autopsy

Phillip Hesser

Tuesday mornings, May 7 - 28 


The map of today's Delmarva Peninsula is a far cry from the historical maps of centuries past. Old towns have vanished and new towns have taken their place. You'll look at the economic and environmental forces that fostered and then undercut the development of "lost towns" on the Delmarva.



® with Dogs

Lisa Benshoff

Friday afternoon, May 10 


Lisa Benshoff and friend
Lisa Benshoff of Talbot TTouch®, LLC invites you to learn a unique method of touch and movement that can help your dogs be calmer, more connected to us, and better behaved. Improvements are often quick and dramatic. Currently practiced in over 30 countries, most often with horses, dogs, and cats, TTouch® is based on the Feldenkrais method of mind-body integration for people. Learn more at




Digital Photography for Beginners

Wilson Wyatt, Jr., Robert Lippson, and Kate Mann

Friday mornings, May 10 and 17

Wilson Wyatt, Jr.
Wilson Wyatt, Jr.


Learn how to take advantage of the latest in digital photography, from cameras to iPhones, and everything between. This hands-on course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their photography. Topics will include composition, how to photograph people and objects, and how to illustrate travel. You'll learn the basics to great scenes, foregrounds and backgrounds, almost anything you will want to shoot. Part of each session will be in the classroom and part in the field, photographing around the CBMM campus. In the process, you will learn about your camera, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.


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



Care to comment.

We'd really enjoy hearing about a class you're taking now. Please send us your comments and reviews and we'll share them with ALL.


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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