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.
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.
Speaker: Doris Dumrauf, Award-winning bird photographer
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 — 11 a.m.
More than 50 million Americans are bird-watchers. Over 400 bird species have been recorded in Pennsylvania, making it an ideal location to observe our feathered friends. Doris Dumrauf’s presentation focuses on the most common bird species in western Pennsylvania. Learn the basics of bird identification and gain insight into their food preferences, habitat choices, and personalities
Speaker: Charles F. Reynolds III, MD, UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry, Director, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 — 11 a.m.
All of us hope to remain as independent as possible in the later years of life, to savor those times with family and friends. Our quality of life depends upon nurturing our brain’s health, no less than our heart’s health. And it turns out that what is good for the heart is also good for the brain! Dr. Reynolds will discuss a variety of strategies and activities that will promote brain health as we age. Come with questions!
Presented by: UPMC Senior Communities, UPMC Health Plan, and UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
UPMC Health Plan will be offering free screenings on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, and glucose. UPMC Centers for Rehab Services will be on-site with information and demonstrations for physical improvement. UPMC Senior Communities chefs will demonstrate healthy cooking tips and give out tasty samples. Join us for an informative day of free health information.
Speaker: Michael J. Dabrishus, Assistant University Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 — 11 a.m.
To this day, Audubon’s Birds of America is considered both a work of art and a premier ornithological study. Completed between 1827 and 1838, the entire set comprises 435 individual prints. While less than 117 complete copies are known to exist, three of them are found in Pittsburgh within the same block! This presentation will provide insight to the set that now resides at the University of Pittsburgh. It will include a sketch of the life of William M. Darlington, a collector of rare books, manuscripts, maps, prints and, yes, Audubon’s masterpiece. How that set ended up at Pitt will be explained, as well as what the University Library System has done to preserve it.