Lakeside Ohio

​Themes for the 2016 Chautauqua Lecture Series are posted below. These 90-minute lectures are held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday during the summer season, unless otherwise noted. Please see the weekly Lakesider newspaper for detailed lecture descriptions and room locations or download the 2016 Chautauqua Lecture Series & Education Programs booklet.

Week 1 (June 20-23)

Water & the Environment: What’s Security Got to Do with It?
Geoffrey D. Dabelko, PhD, Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, will speak about his research on international environmental pathways to confidence building and peacemaking, with special emphasis on freshwater resource management

Health & Wellness
This theme will focus on mind, body and spirit from an educational perspective, including lectures by Jane P. Ehrman, MEd, Certified Health Education Specialist and owner of Images of Wellness, LLC

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Week 2 (June 27-30)

Cuba: Past, Present & Future…
Historical, political and cultural aspects of this country, as well as opportunities for its future, will be presented by experts, including Ohio attorney and Cuban native, Joseph Mas. Hoover act, Tiempo Libre, will also present a special afternoon program

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Week 3 (July 5-7)

Democracy Today
Paul Beck, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at The Ohio State University, will answer questions about the upcoming presidential election, voter turnout and partisan polarization both in the U.S. and in other democratic countries (note: no lectures on July 4)

Presidential History & Memorabilia
Presidential historian, Dr. Laurence Cook, will present aspects of his book Presidential Coincidences, Amazing Facts and Collectables

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Week 4 (July 11-14)

The United States: 150 Years Ago
Lakeside Preacher of the Week, historian and biographer, the Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr., will speak about his newest book on the life of General Ulysses S. Grant as the combined morning education lecture and Faith for Living Hour (note special morning lecture/Faith for Living Hour time: 10-11:30 am). Afternoon lectures will focus on aspects of the nation’s reconstruction period

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Week 5 (July 18-21)

World’s Fairs & Expositions
Explore the history, culture and legacies of more than 160 years of world’s fairs and international expositions

Reflections of a Major General
Robert W. Smith III, retired U.S. Army Major General, will share insight into decisions made and lessons learned as a military leader and retired finance executive at Ford Motor Company

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Week 6 (July 25-28)

Jamestown, the Buried Truth about America’s Birthplace
William Kelso, PhD, renowned historical archeologist and Director of Research & Interpretation at Historic Jamestown, will share the findings of his work in uncovering Fort James, the first permanent settlement in the New World, previously thought lost

Preserving Our Heritage
This theme will explore the work of preserving both structural and cultural heritage, with special emphasis on the challenges and successes in Ohio’s history – supported in part by the Vearl Smith Memorial Endowment for Historic Preservation

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Week 7 (August 1-4)

Lake Erie Stewardship
Lectures will focus on the current health of Lake Erie, as well as legislative developments and economic impacts related to the lake

"Please note: "The Place Names of Lake Erie" picture was create in December 2015 and is based on "A Typographic Map of Lake Erie" from October 2014. Photo submitted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management. http://coastal.ohiodnr.gov

Faust: the Man & the Legend
Stephen Wilkerson, MD, PhD, retired instructor in the Master of Liberal Arts program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will explore the character of and psychology surrounding German legend, Johann Faust

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Week 8 (August 8-11)

Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World
A special combined morning education lecture and Faith for Living Hour will feature Preacher of the Week, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray (note: special morning lecture/Faith for Living Hour time: 10-11:30 am). Afternoon lecture theme will focus on Peace with Justice and include lectures by author Martha Moody on her work in teaching English to Arab-Israeli students in Israel through the Dayton-Deir al Assad Project, as well as a showing of the documentary “Searching for Augusta” with a lecture by the movie’s Emmy Award-winning director, Michael Edwards

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Week 9 (August 15-18)

100 Years of the National Park Service
Robert Sutton, PhD, recently retired Chief Historian of the National Park Service, shares the history of the National Park Service as it celebrates 100 years of preserving natural and cultural resources in the U.S.

American Home Landscapes
In collaboration with The Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden, horticulturist, author and garden historian, Denise Wiles Adams, PhD, will lecture on American garden history

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Week 10 (August 22-25)

In Pursuit of Knowledge
This theme will provide off-site educational experiences in collaboration with historical and cultural sites

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Week 11 (August 29-September 1)

Lakeside University
Lakeside experts and favorite speakers from the past will offer lectures and workshops on their area of expertise

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For questions or more information, contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 239.

 

Week 1 Schedule

Water & the Environment: What’s Security Got to Do with It?
MonJune 2010:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Water & the Environment:  What’s Security Got to Do with It?             Presentation Slides              Recomended Reading
Geoffrey D. Dabelko, PhD
Professor & Director of the Environmental Studies Program
George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Ohio University
MonJune 201:30 - 3 p.m.Water Wars or Water Peace?            Presentation Slides
Geoffrey D. Dabelko, PhD
Professor & Director of the Environmental Studies Program
George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Ohio University
TuesJune 2110:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Water, Climate Change & Security: Unraveling the Links            Presentation Slides
Geoffrey D. Dabelko, PhD
Professor & Director of the Environmental Studies Program
George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Ohio University
TuesJune 211:30 - 3 p.m.Water & Environmental Peacebuiding: Learning Lessons from the School House to the UN Security Council            Presentation Slides
Geoffrey D. Dabelko, PhD
Professor & Director of the Environmental Studies Program
George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Ohio University
Health & Wellness
WedJune 2210:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Wellness in the 21st Century              Recommended Reading
Jane P. Ehrman, MEd
Certified Health Education Specialist & Owner, Images of Wellness, LLC
WedJune 221:30 - 3 p.m.Emotions that Erode Wellness   
Jane P. Ehrman
Certified Health Education Specialist & Owner, Images of Wellness, LLC
ThursJune 2310:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Aging with Intention             Recommended Reading            
Beth Baker, Freelance Writer
Author of With a Little Help from Our Friends:  Creating Community as We Grow Older
ThursJune 231:30 - 3 p.m.With a Little Help from Our Friends:  Creating Community as We Grow Older  
Beth Baker, Freelance Writer
Author of With a Little Help from Our Friends:  Creating Community as We Grow Older
 

Week 2 Schedule

Cuba:  Past, Present & Future...
MonJune 2710:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.History of Cuba Until 1953            Recommended Reading
Joseph Mas, JD
Cuban Native & Ohio Attorney
MonJune 271:30 - 3 p.m.The Cuban Revolution (1953-1959)            
Joseph Mas, JD
Cuban Native & Ohio Attorney
TuesJune 2810:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Life in Cuba Today            
Joseph Mas, JD
Cuban Native & Ohio Attorney
TuesJune 281:30 - 3 p.m.The Future of Cuba         
Joseph Mas, JD
Cuban Native & Ohio Attorney
WedJune 2910:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Struggles in the Cuban Countryside from 1934-1953: The Build-up to the Cuban Revolution in Oriente & Escambray             Recommended Reading
Joanna Swanger, PhD
Associate Professor of Peace & Global Studies
Earlham College
WedJune 291:30 - 3 p.m.An Introduction to Cuban Music
Tiempo Libre
Afro-Caribbean Music Artists
ThursJune 3010:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Agrarian Reform & the Cuban Revolution in the Mountains of Oriente & Escambray            
Joanna Swanger, PhD
Associate Professor of Peace & Global Studies
Earlham College
ThursJune 301:30 - 3 p.m.An Introduction to Cuba through Literature              Recommended Reading
Claire Solomon, PhD
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Oberlin College
 

Week 3 Schedule

Democracy Today
TuesJuly 510:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Why So Much Partisan Polarization in the U.S. Congress?             Recommended Reading             Presentation Slides
Paul Beck, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
The Ohio State University
TuesJuly 51:30 - 3 p.m.How Polarized Are American Voters?             Presentation Slides
Paul Beck, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
The Ohio State University
WedJuly 610:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.What Is Happening in the 2016 Elections?             Presentation Slides
Paul Beck, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
The Ohio State University
WedJuly 61:30 - 3 p.m.Who Votes in U.S. Elections and Does It Matter?
Paul Beck, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
The Ohio State University
Presidential Facts & Memorabilia
ThursJuly 710:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Little Known Facts & Memorabilia of 19th Century Presidents (Focus: William Henry Harrison, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln & Grover Cleveland)             Recommended Reading
Dr. Laurence Cook
Presidential Historian
Author of Presidential Coincidences, Amazing Facts and Collectables
ThursJuly 71:30 - 3 p.m.Little Known Facts & Memorabilia of 20th Century Presidents (Focus: Theodore  Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy & Jimmy Carter)
Dr. Laurence Cook
Presidential Historian
Author of Presidential Coincidences, Amazing Facts and Collectables
 

Week 4 Schedule

The United States: 150 Years Ago

FOCUS:  American Ulysses:  Refocusing an American Hero for Today

MonJuly 1110 - 11:30 a.m.Formation:  My Family is American
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.,
Author of the upcoming biography American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
TuesJuly 1210 - 11:30 a.m.Trial:  Forsaken
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.,
Author of the upcoming biography American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
WedJuly 1310 - 11:30 a.m.Transformation:  Washington's Legitimate Successor
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.,
Author of the upcoming biography American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
ThursJuly 1410 - 11:30 a.m.Grant's Final Campaign:  Let us have Peace
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.,
Author of the upcoming biography American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

FOCUS:  U.S. Reconstruction

MonJuly 111:30 - 3 p.m.Five Misunderstandings about the History of the Ku Klux Klan             Recommended Reading            Presentation Slides
Elaine Frantz Parsons, PhD
Associate Professor of History
Duquesne University
TuesJuly 121:30 - 3 p.m.The Rise of the Hired "Thug" after the Civil War            Presentation Slides
Elaine Frantz Parsons, PhD
Associate Professor of History
Duquesne University
WedJuly 131:30 - 3 p.m.Black Adjustment to Social, Economic & Political Freedom – Part I             Reccomended Reading            Presentation Slides
Learotha Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor of African American and Public History
Tennessee State University
ThursJuly 141:30 - 3 p.m.Black Adjustment to Social, Economic & Political Freedom – Part II
Learotha Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor of African American and Public History
Tennessee State University
 

Week 5 Schedule

World’s Fairs & Expositions
MonJuly 1810:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.A Brief History of World’s Fairs & Expositions from 1851-Present            Recommended Reading
John E. Findling, PhD
Encyclopedia of World’s Fairs & Expositions Co-Author
Professor Emeritus of History
Indiana University Southeast
MonJuly 181:30 - 3 p.m.Up Close & Personal:  The Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago 1933-1934
John E. Findling, PhD
Encyclopedia of World’s Fairs & Expositions Co-Author
Professor Emeritus of History
Indiana University Southeast
TuesJuly 1910:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.The Social Context of Fairs
John E. Findling, PhD
Encyclopedia of World’s Fairs & Expositions Co-Author
Professor Emeritus of History
Indiana University Southeast
TuesJuly 191:30 - 3 p.m.Individual Experiences & Recollections of World’s Fairs
John E. Findling, PhD
Encyclopedia of World’s Fairs & Expositions Co-Author
Professor Emeritus of History
Indiana University Southeast
Reflections of A Major General
WedJuly 2010:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Decisions Made in the Aftermath of September 11th
Robert W. Smith III
U.S. Army Major General (retired) & Finance Executive, Ford Motor Company (retired)
WedJuly 201:30 - 3 p.m.China's Impact on the World in the 21st Century
Robert W. Smith III
U.S. Army Major General (retired) & Finance Executive, Ford Motor Company (retired)
ThursJuly 2110:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Mentoring Veterans:  Reintegration Challenges
Robert W. Smith III
U.S. Army Major General (retired) & Finance Executive, Ford Motor Company (retired)
ThursJuly 211:30 - 3 p.m.Where Mentoring & Networking Skills Intersect
Robert W. Smith III
U.S. Army Major General (retired) & Finance Executive, Ford Motor Company (retired)
 

Week 6 Schedule

Jamestown, the Buried Truth about America’s Birthplace
MonJuly 257:30 p.m.Jamestown, the Buried Truth about America’s Birthplace            Recommended Reading
William Kelso, PhD,
Director of Research & Interpretation
Historic Jamestown
Preserving Our Heritage
MonJuly 2510:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Social Housekeeping & Heritage Preservation:  A Woman's Place            Recommended Reading            Presentation Slides
Bari Oyler Stith, PhD
Director, Historic Preservation Graduate & Undergraduate Programs
Ursuline College
MonJuly 251:30 - 3 p.m.Marking Ohio Women’s Experience & Contributions:  A Woman's Place            Presentation Slides
Bari Oyler Stith, PhD
Director, Historic Preservation Graduate & Undergraduate Programs
Ursuline College
TuesJuly 2610:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Threats to Preservation            Recommended Reading
David R. Mertz
Program Coordinator, Building Preservation/Restoration Technology
Belmont College
TuesJuly 261:30 - 3 p.m.Caring for Your Historic House
David R. Mertz
Program Coordinator, Building Preservation/Restoration Technology
Belmont College
WedJuly 2710:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Rutherford B. Hayes:  Preserving A President's Home & Legacy            Recommended Reading
Christie Weininger
Executive Director
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
WedJuly 271:30 - 3 p.m.Ohio's Most Endangered Historic Sites            Recommended Reading
Thomas Palmer
Executive Director
Preservation Ohio
ThursJuly 2810:30 a.m. - 12 p.m."Secrets of the Dead: Jamestown’s Darkest Winter" (2015)
PBS Documentary
(55 minutes)
ThursJuly 281:30 - 3 p.m."Pocahontas Revealed: Science Examines an American Legend" (2007)
NOVA Documentary
(56 minutes)
 

Week 7 Schedule

Lake Erie Stewardship
MonAug 110:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Lake Erie:  Legislative Developments            Recommended Reading
The Honorable Randy Gardner
Ohio Senate – District 2
MonAug 11:30 - 3 p.m.The Power of Travel:  Driving our Economy. Shaping our Future.            Recommended Reading            Presentation Slides
Melinda Huntley
Executive Director
Ohio Travel Association
TuesAug 210:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Lake Erie Update:  2016            Recommended Reading            Presentation Slides
Jeff Reutter, PhD
Special Advisor
Ohio Sea Grant College Program at Stone Laboratory
TuesAug 21:30 - 3 p.m.Agricultural Phosphorus & Lake Erie            Recommended Reading            Presentation Slides
Laura Johnson, PhD
Research Scientist
National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University
Faust: the Man & the Legend
WedAug 310:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Faust:  The Man Behind the Legend            Recommended Reading
Stephen Wilkerson, MD, PhD
Retired Instructor, Master of Liberal Arts Program
University of North Carolina at Asheville
WedAug 31:30 - 3 p.m.Faust in Literature
Stephen Wilkerson, MD, PhD
Retired Instructor, Master of Liberal Arts Program
University of North Carolina at Asheville
ThursAug 410:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Goethe’s Faust
Stephen Wilkerson, MD, PhD
Retired Instructor, Master of Liberal Arts Program
University of North Carolina at Asheville
ThursAug 41:30 - 3 p.m.The Psychology of Faust
Stephen Wilkerson, MD, PhD
Retired Instructor, Master of Liberal Arts Program
University of North Carolina at Asheville
 

Week 8 Schedule

Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World

Focus:  Interfaith

MonAug 810 - 11:30 a.m.Faith in America:  The Rise of Religious Pluralism & the Nones
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray
President & Professor of Systematic Theology & Preaching
Ecumenical Theological Seminary
TuesAug 910 - 11:30 a.m.The Challenge of Faith in a World of Gods
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray
President & Professor of Systematic Theology & Preaching
Ecumenical Theological Seminary
WedAug 1010 - 11:30 a.m.The Joys of Faith in a World of Gods
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray
President & Professor of Systematic Theology & Preaching
Ecumenical Theological Seminary
ThursAug 1110 - 11:30 a.m.Relevance & Social Justice in a World of Gods
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray
President & Professor of Systematic Theology & Preaching
Ecumenical Theological Seminary

Focus:  Peace with Justice

MonAug 81:30 - 3 p.m.Headscarves & Hope:  Teaching English in an Arab-Israeli Village            Recommended Reading
Martha Moody
Volunteer Teacher of English
Dayton-Deir al Assad Project, Israel
TuesAug 91:30 - 3 p.m.Beyond the Happy-Talk:  Conflicts & Pain in an American/Arab-Israeli Project
Martha Moody
Volunteer Teacher of English
Dayton-Deir al Assad Project, Israel
WedAug 101:30 - 3 p.m.Showing of "Searching for Augusta"
Emmy Award-winning documentary
ThursAug 111:30 - 3 p.m.The Story Behind "Searching for Augusta"
Michael Edwards (Director), Shawn Tegtmeier (Editor) & Jim Edwards (Co-Producer)
 

Week 9 Schedule

100 Years of The National Park Service
MonAug 1510:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Origins of the National Park Service            Recommended Reading
Robert Sutton, PhD
Chief Historian (retired)
National Park Service
MonAug 151:30 - 3 p.m.The National Park Service in the 1930’s
Robert Sutton, PhD
Chief Historian (retired)
National Park Service
TuesAug 1610:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Mission 66 - The 50th Anniversary of the National Park Service
Robert Sutton, PhD
Chief Historian (retired)
National Park Service
TuesAug 161:30 - 3 p.m.Historic Interpretation & the National Park Service
Robert Sutton, PhD
Chief Historian (retired)
National Park Service
American Home Landscapes
WedAug 1710:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.American Home Landscapes           
Denise Wiles Adams, PhD
Horticulturist, Author & Garden Historian
WedAug 171:30 - 3 p.m.Perennials of the Past for the Present     Handout
Denise Wiles Adams, PhD
Horticulturist, Author & Garden Historian
ThursAug 1810:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.The Garden at Stony Point
Denise Wiles Adams, PhD
Horticulturist, Author & Garden Historian
ThursAug 181:30 - 3 p.m.Ohio’s Garden Path
Denise Wiles Adams, PhD
Horticulturist, Author & Garden Historian

Week 10 Schedule

In Pursuit of Knowledge

Special Information:

During this theme, off-site educational experiences will be provided in collaboration with the historical and cultural sites listed below.

Read the Week 10 Lakesider newspaper for a full description of the site visits or click on the "Register" links below at any time to review details of each visit.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and a small fee will be charged to offset the cost of each group tour. 

Each tour will start at the site and begin at the time indicated.

Participants must provide their own transportation.  If you need transportation or are willing to offer a ride to someone, please contact the Education Department at 419-798-4461, ext. 239 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The physical address, phone number and website of each site is listed below to determine driving directions and plan travel time.

Each tour is scheduled to last approximately 90-120 minutes.

Contact the Education Department at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (419) 798-4461, ext. 239 with questions.

Registration Directions:

The same online system used to register for Rhein Center classes is being used for site visit registration, so the same account can be used for both. To register, click on the "Register" link for the site visit after the registration has opened.  Interested participants who have not used this system before can Create an Account.

Anyone wishing to register in person can visit the Rhein Center (corner of Sixth St. and Walnut Ave.) once registration has begun.

Registration for each sit visit will begin on Monday, August 15. and will close when the maximum capacity for the class is reached or at 4 p.m. the day before the visit, whichever comes first.

MonAug 2210:30 a.m.Liberty Aviation Museum
Cost: $10.00

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3515 East State Road                            Directions
Port Clinton, OH 43452
(419) 732-0234    
www.libertyaviationmuseum.org 
Miles from Lakeside: 8                                       
TuesAug 2310:30 a.m.Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
Cost: $12.00

Register
Spiegel Grove, 1337 Hayes Avenue    Directions
Fremont, OH 43420-2796
(419) 332-2081    
www.rbhayes.org/hayes
Miles from Lakeside: 29
WedAug 2410:30 a.m.Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Cost: $5.00  

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14000 West State Route 2                    Directions
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
(419) 898-0014    
www.fws.gov/refuge/ottawa
Miles from Lakeside: 30
ThursAug 2510:30 a.m.Mazza Museum
Cost: $5.00  

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The University of Findlay                         Directions
201 College Street          
Findlay, OH 45840
(419) 434-4560    
www.mazzamuseum.org
Miles from Lakeside: 70
 

Week 11 Schedule

Lakeside University
MonAug 2910:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Johannes Brahms & His Music
Jane Hines
Doctoral Candidate in Musicology
Princeton University
MonAug 291:30 - 3 p.m.Herbal Harvest:  Keeping that Summer Flavor All Winter Long
Jan Hilty
Master Gardener
TuesAug 3010:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Jackson Pollock, Conservation, Research & Forgeries
Rustin Levenson
Director
ArtCare Miami & ArtCare NYC
TuesAug 301:30 - 3 p.m.Climate Change:  An Emergency in Slow Motion - 2016 Update
Eric Schreiber, MD
Environmentalist
WedAug 3110:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Introduction to Reiki & Energy Medicine
Linda Green
Holistic Educator & Practitioner
WedAug 311:30 - 3 p.m.Preparing Your Gardens for Next Summer
Loretta Wilkin
Master Gardener
Lakeside Chautauqua
ThursSept 110:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Ministry & Law:  Conflict or Compliment?
Rev. Don Lefelar, Esq.
Retired United Methodist Minister & Lawyer
ThursSept 11:30 - 3 p.m.The Native American World in Ohio During Post-Contact Period:  The White Man Comes until the Red Man Goes
Randy Buchman
Professor Emeritus of History
Defiance College