Lifelong Learning Seminars
Education on Every Topic - Free!
Join us for The Legacy Lineup Lifelong Learning Seminars offering a variety of topics at no cost! Seminars are scheduled every other Tuesday at 11 a.m. Parking is free. Please RSVP to 412-635-8080 to reserve a seat or for weather cancellations.
Irish Entertainers: Vince Burns and Dan Possumato
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — 11 a.m.
Discover the beauty of Ireland. View a film showcasing the natural beauty, rich culture, and hospitality that the beautiful green island offers. After the film, we will have a performance of Irish Music to entertain us. Vince Burns and Dan Possumato play Irish music the same as can be heard in the pubs, concert halls, and festivals of Ireland today! With fiddle and button accordion Vince and Dan perform the full range of Irish traditional music, to include reels, jigs, slow airs, polkas, and the odd waltz. Celebrate the coming of St. Patrick’s Day with us; you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this presentation.
Speaker: Tom Madden, Asylum Entertainment Director
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 11 a.m.
Filmmaker, writer and director Tom Madden takes a look at Hollywood. From inception to the modern day storytellers, he will discuss the men who created the Hollywood machine through the studio systems up to the independent filmmakers who took hold in the 70s and the maverick filmmakers of today. He will give an interesting look at the history and evolution of film and film makers from Warner to Mayer up to Hitchcock and Wilder to Spielberg and Tarantino. Join us for an inside look at the Hollywood machine and the people who drove it.
Speaker: Bill Henninger, retired Executive Vice President of Kennywood Entertainment Company
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — 11 a.m.
For more than a century, Kennywood has been Pittsburgh’s beloved amusement park. Founded in 1898 at the terminus of the Monongahela Street Railway trolley line, the park quickly grew into a favorite summertime destination. Bill Henninger will take us back with 100 years of Kennywood history including architecture, attractions, landscape, fashion, personalities, and rides.
Speaker: Jim Haller, Heinz History Center ambassador, docent, and concierge for special programs and events
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — 11 a.m.
Jim Haller is a long-standing and highly respected member of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research, and he is a fountain of information on America’s favorite pastime. His presentation, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” is about growing up in Pittsburgh and following the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is a joy for all those who remember the World Series winning teams of 1960, 1971, and 1979. But Jim also taps into the boyhood memories of growing up on Pittsburgh’s North Side and following teams that did not make the Pennant race — when the real joy in baseball was found in a neighborhood pickup game.