Lectures are Wednesdays at 11:30 AM and run about an hour with Q & A. Lunch and dessert follow.
JANUARY 18, 2023
Sally Ride, an American Hero
Mary Ann Jung, Award-winning Actress and Smithsonian Scholar
Mary Ann Jung has been recreating history’s most fascinating women for over thirty years with her audience-participation shows. This show features Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first female astronaut and its youngest. Learn about her journey and its challenges, and play a fun game of “Who Wants to be an Astronaut?”
JANUARY 25, 2023
Historic Footprints in D.C. and the Chesapeake Region
Dave Miller, Local Author and Researcher
“Digger Dave” Miller presents the archaeological history of four notable Americans–Margaret Brent, Harriet Tubman, Commodore Joshua Barney, and George Washington–from his book, Excavating Washington DC: The Discovery of America’s Greatest Heroes.
FEBRUARY 1, 2023
Family Afloat: Two Years Sailing the World with Two Kids and Two Captains
Jim Toomey, Humor Writer and Syndicated Cartoonist
The creator of the popular and syndicated cartoon, “Sherman’s Lagoon” takes his family on a two-year voyage to 32 countries and territories, and across an ocean. Toomey will present his travel memoir which is richly illustrated and filled with practical advice for those planning their own adventure and armchair travelers alike.
FEBRUARY 8, 2023
My Life in Print: 28 Years at the Bay Weekly Newspaper
Sandra Olivetti Martin, Editor and Publisher of New Bay Books
Sandra Olivetti Martin will share her unique experience as a female publisher chronicling the stories and times of Chesapeake Country on the pages of her independent, family-owned news and feature weekly.
FEBRUARY 15, 2023
Understanding Ukraine and Russia: Conflict, Refugee Crises and Prospects for Peace
Maryann Cusimano Love, Associate Professor, The Catholic University of America
Maryann Cusimano Love is an associate professor and the IPR Fellow of International Relations at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Cusimano Love will examine the ongoing Ukraine-Russian crisis. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and learn the personal stories of community members from Ukraine and enjoy Ukrainian honey cake!
FEBRUARY 22, 2023
Kathy Bergren Smith, Maritime Reporter and Photojournalist
Kathy Bergren Smith returns to chronicle the harrowing tale of the Levin J. Marvel schooner and the Chesapeake Bay’s worst maritime tragedy in the modern era. Smith constructs her story from eye-witness accounts of survivors and rescuers, a miraculously recovered diary, as well as newspaper coverage and trial records.