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January 2014 ALL News                                         

Happy New Year! 


ALL is celebrating the start of 2014 with a fine new season of ALL classes, courses, and events. We will begin with our Annual Meeting and Winter Social on Thursday, January 9 from 4-6 pm, when you'll have the opportunity to elect new officers and board members and learn about our by-laws and plans. Of course, you'll also enjoy refreshments and catching up with other members. 
The ALL Winter Session offers an engaging and diverse collection of courses, discussions, and events. In this issue of ALL News, we recap the classes that begin in January. To register for these or other ALL Winter Session classes, call Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.
In this issue, we also share some photos from Ron and Annabel Lesher's current travels in India. If you have interesting travel stories or other news, please let us know and we'll share them with ALL members.  
See you at the Social!
Ann DeMart
Marketing Committee




Join us




Thursday, January 9, 4-6pm


Van Lennep Auditorium, Steamship Gallery

CBMM campus


Elect new officers and board members

 Meet the Winter Session course leaders

Enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles.


Bring a friend

Everyone is welcome!


The watercolor "Tundra Swans" is by ALL member Martha Hudson 
ALL Courses January 2014
A wide range of enticing courses begin in January. To register, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.  



Master of the Modern Short Story, Selected Works of Alice Munro 

John Ford, John Miller, and Kate Livie

Tuesdays January 14-February 4, 1:00-2:30 pm


In this course, led by the popular trio who have conducted previous literature classes, participants will explore the marvelous short stories of Alice Munro, who recently received the Nobel Prize for Literature. 






Great Decisions 

Peter Thatcher 

Mondays January 27-17, 1:00-2:30 pm 

The eight-session course is developed by the Foreign Policy Association. The longest-standing and largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind, Great Decisions is designed to encourage debate and discussion of the important global issues of our time.


ALL Book Club 

Margot Miller and Esty Collet 

Thursday January 30, 1:00-2:30 pm


Margot Miller and Esty Collet will lead the ALL Book Club in discussing two of Pulitzer Prize-nominee Jonathan Franzen's novels. On January 30, the group will discuss The Corrections, a sprawling satirical family drama, which earned Franzen a National Book Award. A second group meeting on March 6 will feature Franzen's recent work, Freedom.


Ideas Worth Learning and Spreading via TED
Al Kublelius 
Wednesdays, from January 15-February 12, 1:00-2:30 pm


TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global organization that offers presentations by world-renowned people on such subjects as science, religion, philosophy, technology, health, politics, inspiration, athletics and wealth. 


Al Kubelius 


Ron and Annabel On the Road


Annabel Lesher


ALL members Ron and Annabel Lesher are currently traveling in India. Annabel's grandfather was a missionary in India in the early 1900s. The couple is traveling with her family revisiting some of the places he served, including the High School in Vengurha, which he founded in 1912. 


The photos shown here are some that we've hijacked from Ron's Facebook page. (Ron, we hope you don't mind.) We encourage Ron and Annabel to give an ALL class on their travels when they return. In any event, it appears they are having a grand time. 






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