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November, 2020

Wednesday
4
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Kevin McCluskey, UMW Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, will discuss how the designer uses detail work in costume design and production to enhance the theatrical experience for the audience, the performer, the director, and the costume design/production students.
Sponsor: Carol Wachter
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Thursday
5
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Suzie Kim, UMW Assistant Professor of Art History, will discuss the basic belief system of Choson, its art and architecture.?Topics will include Korean traditional architecture and its five-color decoration, true-view landscape painting (jingyeong san-su), folk paintings, and chaekgeori (scholar’s accoutrements) folding screens. Choson Dynasty (1392-1910), also referred as the Yi dynasty, was the last imperial dynasty of Korea lasting over 500 years. Neo-Confucianism, a combined philosophy of Daoism and Buddhism within the context of Confucianism, became the main principle of the political system, society, and culture.
Sponsor: Mary Ann Stana
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Thursday
12
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Historian and tourmaster Scott Walker asks, Did Mary Washington‘s descendants ""revolutionize"" food preservation? In Colonial Virginia, the “Ball” name was one that was akin to ""royalty"". Genealogical research by later generations of “Balls” set off some interesting and “jarring” consequences for Fredericksburg!
Sponsor: Mary Ann Stana
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Thursday
12
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Excellent follow up to our discussion on the Healing of America, this book published in 2015 explores the enactment of Obamacare and the influence of pharmaceutical companies, for profit health insurance companies and hospitals on the law.
Discussion led by Keith Morgenheim.
Sponsor: Mary White
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Friday
13
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MWES Members gather together for a Virtual Wine & Cheese Hour using ZOOM to discuss life in the time of COVID19.
Host: Joe Alfred
Topic: For what do you give thanks?
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Tuesday
17
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ElderStudy member Mike Redding will present a travelogue of his visit to Mongolia in May of 2019. He will show the many faces of Mongolia, from the urban capital of Ulannbataar, to the rural countryside where many still live much as they have for generations. He will illustrate the surprising variety of Mongolian geography, ecology and climate. Yes, the Gobi Desert is big, but it‘s not the whole country!
Sponsor: Mike Redding
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Wednesday
18
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The Membership Committee handles publicity, the newsletter, maintaining the website and planning social events. Members are always welcome to attend our meetings.
Sponsor: Donna Lewis
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Wednesday
18
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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: Keith Fennell
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Thursday
19
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Gary Olsen, movie master, will talk to us about how Alfred Hitchcock, the “Master of Suspense,” set out to make gripping films early in his career, becoming one of England’s and Hollywood’s most sought-after directors during his time. We’ll trace Hitch’s meteoric rise in film from his early cinematic days in the UK through his successes in America. From 1929’s Blackmail to 1948’s Rope, this presentation will show the reasons why Hitch became one of film’s most innovative and respected directors of all-time. Part II, Hitchock‘s later years, will be presented on Thursday, December 3 at 10:00 am.
Sponsor: Alan Zirkle
Thursday
19
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Danilo Orofino, owner of Orofino‘s restaurant in downtown Fredericksburg, returns to ElderStudy with a cooking lesson to start our preparations for the holidays. Join in with the lesson or just watch the chef at work in the kitchen.
CREAMY ZUCCHINI OREGANO SOUP - Serves 4
2 large zucchini
1 shallot
12 ounces heavy cream
6 ounces whole milk
2 ounces cooking white wine
4 ounces grated Parmesan
2 bay leaves
4 ounces unsalted butter
1 ounce dry oregano
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
COOKING TOOLS: Medium stock pot; Blender or mixer
Introduce your friends and family to ElderStudy! Guests are invited; please send their names and email addresses to MWESZoom@gmail.com They will receive an email with the ZOOM link on the day of the cooking lesson.
Please note the special start time.
Sponsor: Michelle Esbenshade
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Tuesday
24
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David Lassman, park ranger at Thomas Stone National Historic Site, will discuss how in 1927, Gutzon Borglum accepted a commission by the state of South Dakota to create a colossal monument to heroes of the American West at Mount Rushmore. Learn how Borglum changed the plan and commemorated the lives of four of the greatest American presidents.
Sponsor: Charlie Fennemore
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