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Pharaoh of the Sun: King Akhenaten, Amarna, and Monotheism in Ancient Egypt 4/25 11:00 AM / CH An ancient Egyptian king, Amenhotep IV, the father of Tutankhamun, changed his name to Akhenaten (“Effective for Aten”) in the seventh year of his reign. He soon declared that Egyptians would...

Lecture Series: The Prime Time of My Life  Dr. Louis Anthony deLise 4/10 7:00 PM / CH The career of composer Louis Anthony deLise has included simultaneous assignments playing percussion in orchestras that accompanied Tony Bennett, Luciano Pavarotti, Dianne Ross, Beverly Sills, and Mel Tormé; playing piano and percussion...

Video Lecture: Ultimate Cruise Ship 4/3 11:00 AM Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship. It will be decked with the finest gold, marble, and crystal...

The American Presidency 2/11, 2/18, & 2/25 11:00 AM/CH Hosted by: Steve Pollack   A look at the burning issues that American Presidents have grappled with, since George Washington, delivered in a series of talks about various Presidents, such as James K Polk and the expansion of the US...

The Golden Age w/Trish Chambers      4/15 1:00 PM /CH All that Glitters is not gold.  Join Trish as she explores the period of our history known as the Gilded Age.  Meet the Titans of industry, the Vanderbilt’s and the Astor’s. Peek under the glitter and...

The Renaissance 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 & 10/31 3:15 PM/ CH The Renaissance:  An in-depth overview of the significance of the “Renaissance.” The great artists, musicians, architects, explorers, scientists, astronomers, kings, queens, princes and Popes who appeared in this era constitute some of the most awe-inspiring men and...

The Forsyte Saga  Thursdays 1:00 PM /CH This epic miniseries follows the Victorian pride of the Forsyte clan through the scandals and mistakes of the patriarch, Soames. His ways change when he sees his cherished daughter grow into a captivating young woman who carries on the family...

6/5 @ 1:00 PM/CH World Tour-Middle East/North Africa Hosted by: Professor Judy Okun Pack your map as we explore the fascinating world of the Middle East through slides and discussion. Our focus will be on the history, geography and current issues of this vitally important region of the world. Open...

Music Appreciation w/ Michael Ludwig 2/3 7:00 PM/CH Hosted by: Michael Ludwig Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony   2/17 @ 2:00 PM/CH Presidential Performances Open to the public.  Call for more information....

Great Explorations: Silk Roads and Spices 5/22 1:00 PM /CH Hosted by: Professor Judy Okun Join Marco Polo, the Portuguese and the Spanish seafarers as we embark on a voyage to far-flung locales in search of gold, silk, spices and other luxuries. Through a geographic and historical lens, we'll...