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Future Events

April, 2024

Monday
22
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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow captured Depression-era America‘s imagination. Liz Maurer, Director of Re-Living History, will present a virtual history event exploring the real story behind the legend of Bonnie & Clyde.
Sponsor: Susie Ellicott
Wednesday
24
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This guided tour of the museum focuses on 15,000 years of Patawomeck history and culture emphasizing the persistence of the Indigenous community, adaptation to changing times, and interaction with the environment. Demonstrations of traditional skills in the outdoor village will also be included to emphasize these same themes and provide hands-on opportunities.
Sponsor: Carol Walker
Thursday
25
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Naturalist and ElderStudy member Imogene Treble will conduct a walking tour of scenic Belmont, home of artist Gari Melchers.
Sponsor: Imogene Treble


Tuesday
30
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ElderStudy‘s own Chuck Block, retired physician, will describe the Pathophysiology of obesity and, hopefully, increase the understanding of complications associated with it. An overview of potential treatments also will be included – the horizon offers significant hope.
Sponsor: Chuck Block

May, 2024

Wednesday
1
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As UMW plans to break ground on a significant new home for theatre, Gregg Stull, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, looks back at the rich history of plays and musicals at Mary Wash as he shares the plans for what will be the largest academic building on the Fredericksburg campus.
Sponsor: Carole & Bob Hanus
Thursday
2
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Join journalist, photographer, and filmmaker Michael Goldfein as he journeys to Cuba to document the life changing work of an American team of doctors bringing the gift of joint replacement surgery to those in dire need, having suffered years of severe pain and even the loss of their ability to walk.
Sponsor: Donna Lewis
Tuesday
7
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MWES member Joe Alfred will discuss the origin of artificial intelligence, how it developed, and where it will go. This talk will include the relationship of AI to smartphones and the 6th generation of wireless standards. Also included will be how jobs will be changed or eliminated by AI.
Sponsor: Joe Alfred
Wednesday
8
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Not for your usual superheroes, the Institute for Justice is a national, libertarian, non-profit public interest law firm. Bob Belden, attorney, will discuss IJ’s work and address some of the legal issues facing the United States.
Sponsor: Stew Engel
Thursday
9
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NORTH BLDG LOFT
The teenage son of an Appalachian single mother who dies when he is eleven uses his good looks, wit, and instincts to survive foster care, child labor, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses.
Discussion Leader: Leila Davis
Friday
10
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MWES Members gather together for a Virtual Wine & Cheese Hour using ZOOM for active discussions of various topics.
Topic: What was your biggest surprise?
Sponsor: Joe & Siham Alfred
Tuesday
14
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Join Mary Washington‘s Hospice team to discuss the importance of planning for your end of life and the benefits of hospice including our unique interdisciplinary model of healthcare and the intricate support we provide families.
Sponsor: Carol Wachter
Wednesday
15
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UMW Adjunct Professor Larry Hinkle has been teaching sculpture at UMW since 2017. He has also been making ukuleles under the brand name Hinkle Ukulele for the past 13 years and often plays musical gigs to show off his instruments. Larry will offer a presentation that combines his love for the "uke" with his passion for woodworking. Entertainment guaranteed.
Sponsors: Jackie Keith
Thursday
16
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The Administration Committee develops policies and plans for operating the organization. It reviews governing documents, updates the Policies and Procedures, monitors finances and projects future needs, proposes the annual budget and member fees. Members are always welcome to attend our meetings.
Sponsor: Ellen Brown
Tuesday
21
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ElderStudy celebrates Spring with a return to its Spring Potluck Luncheon.
Please register to attend.
Sponsor: ES Membership Committee

Wednesday
22
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Join Angie Benson (Music Director/Conductor of Signature Theatre‘s production of Hair) as she discusses the evolution of this iconic production from its inception in the 1960s to its enduring impact on theatre and society today.
Sponsor: Carolyn Eldred
Thursday
23
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Stroll with the Tourmaster, Scott Walker of Hallowed Ground Tours, through one of the city‘s premier and historic neighborhoods, centered on Hanover Street, to the edge of the old city.
Sponsor: Mary Ann Stana
Tuesday
28
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Dr. Chris Ryder, Professor of Music & Director of Choral Activities at UMW, will lead us in an exploration of how popular music intersects with social groups and sociological topics, including families, gender, politics, religion, race, and social class.
Sponsor: Mary Ann Stana
Wednesday
29
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Barbra Anderson, Events Coordinator for Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc, will lead us to celebrate Fredericksburg’s Black heroes!
Tour is limited to 25 members only.
Sponsor: Mary Ann Stana
Thursday
30
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Nora Nicholson, retired Senior Staff Health Physicist at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will discuss several aspects of the nuclear industry in the United States, including the new perspective of nuclear power that has been seen in recent years as a source of cleaner energy provided versus fossil fuels.
Sponsor: Siham Alfred

June, 2024

Tuesday
4
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that “the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” As daughters, Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby found a way to live Dr. King’s dream. They will tell you their story of discovering their family connections and embarking on a path toward reconciliation and reparation.
Sponsor: Susie Ellicott
Wednesday
5
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Board meetings are open to all ElderStudy members. Come and witness firsthand the decision-making process that ensures that ElderStudy is meeting its objectives. This is a chance for all members to suggest new ideas for the organization directly to the Board and to committee chairpersons.
Sponsor: MWES President Linda Hill
Friday
7
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MWES Members gather together for a Virtual Wine & Cheese Hour using ZOOM for active discussions of various topics.
Topic: Tell us about a favorite book of yours and how it changed your perspective in life.
Sponsor: Joe & Siham Alfred
Friday
14
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Friday
21
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Friday
28
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July, 2024

Friday
12
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MWES Members gather together for a Virtual Wine & Cheese Hour using ZOOM for active discussions of various topics.
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Sponsor: Donna Lewis
Friday
19
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Friday
26
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