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 Vol. 2, Issue 5                                                                        May 2013

Greetings ALL Members,

We hope you've enjoyed the Memorial Weekend and that it was a fine (though unofficial) start to your summer. 


The ALL classes in May were a great success. Participants in many of the courses have been enthusiastic about ideas for future classes by the current leaders. (See the "Care to Comment" section for a recap and photo from the Digital Photography for Beginners class.)  June is full of enticing ALL events as well. Join in one or more of the tours or trips we've described in this newsletter and immerse yourself in the abundant history, art, music, and nature of our area. 


Remember, we're still seeking ideas and leaders for Fall Semester. The deadline for submitting your proposal is July 1. Please consider sharing your ideas, knowledge, and experience with other ALL members.


Ann DeMart
Marketing Committee


Get Out and About with ALL in June


U.S. Naval Academy Museum Tour

Grant Walker

Wednesday, June 5


Grant Walker, Education Director at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum and noted authority on dockside ship models, will lead a tour of the Museum's two floors of exhibits, including the largest collection of seventeenth and eighteenth century ship models on public display in North America. 


Naval Museum

Naval Academy Museum Model No. 39: Royal William


A Visit to Historic Druid Hill Conservatory

Alan Stein, Margaret Haviland Stansbury, and Kate Blom

Tuesday, June 6


Explore the Druid Hill Conservatory in Baltimore. Alan Stein, who is President and Director of Architecture at Tanglewood Conservatories and an internationally recognized authority on the history, design and manufacture of traditional glass architecture, will give a presentation. Margaret Haviland Stansbury, founder of the Baltimore Conservatory Association and author of "Glass House of Dreams," will use original lithographic postcards drawn from her own collection to take you back in time to a moment in history when glass houses captured the imaginations of urbanites across the nation and around the world.  Kate Blom, supervisor at the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, will lead a guided tour of the Conservatory - a virtual trip around the world and through history.

Druid Hill Conservatory in Baltimore

Neville Dickey at The Main Stay in Rock Hall
Tom Hollingshead
Friday, June 7

Sometimes you just need a little Boogie-Woogie. Join Tom Hollingshead on a trip to The Main Stay in Rock Hall to hear Neville Dickey, a virtuoso of the great stride, ragtime, and boogie masterpieces of the 20s and 30s. Neville Dickey has performed all over the world, playing tunes from the tradition of Ammons, Fats Walker, and Pinetops Perkins all over the world. 
Neville Dickey
Jazz pianist, Neville Dickey
Hillwood Estate, Rock Creek Park
Tuesday, June 18 

Travel through wooded Rock Creek Park on the outskirts of Washington, DC to Hillwood Estate. This magnificent homestead and garden, formerly the home of art collector and philanthropist, Marjorie Merriweather Post, houses one of the finest private collections of Russian Art in the nation, and  includes paintings, furniture, Faberge eggs, jewelry and textiles. The 36-room mansion also features an impressive collection of 18th century French furnishings, tapestries, and porcelain.

Hillwood Estate
Hillwood Estate, former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post

A Real Field Trip: Easton/Newman Field
Mike Henry
Thursday, June 20

This walking tour of Easton Airport includes the collection of beautifully restored WWII fighter craft and a tour of the air traffic control tower, the first general aviation tower in the U.S. to be equipped with the new technology radar system STARS LITE. After the tour, treat yourself and head over to the Hangar Cafe for lunch. 

Popular Island Tour
Tuesday, June 25

Travel by boat from Tilghman Island to Poplar Island. Once on the verge of disappearing, the island is today a national model for habitat restoration and the beneficial use of dredged material. This guided tour of the island's 13 miles of dikes will offer views of emerging habitat for wildlife including bald eagles, ospreys, herons, and egrets. 

Poplar Island

ALL Poplar Island Tour  (photo courtesy of Hunter H. Harris)


Care to comment.

Digital Photography for Beginners was a popular course this semester. Leaders Wilson Wyatt, Jr., Kate Mann, and Bob Lipson shared their knowledge in the classroom. Then, class members used their advice while taking photos at CBMM. Based on members' interest, there are plans in the works for more advanced and specialized classes. 

Digital Photography Class

Share your opinions -- and photos -- from one of your classes with us 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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