Monthly Archives: January 2019

Intersession Programs Were Popular

Varied Subjects

We were lucky with snow this year. The first three Wednesdays of Intersession were snow free, and the snowstorm that threatened the final day ended early enough for the program to proceed as planned. All sessions were well attended–for most, 70+people came to each Intersession program, both morning and afternoon,

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3 MLK Jr. Events Sponsored by CCE

Invitation to LLI Members

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

The Center for Civic Engagement has invited LLI members to participate in three events during their Martin Luther King Day of Engagement on Monday,

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Diverse Spring Temptations

Explore Creative Pursuits

Twice a year a bundle of goodies arrives by email from LLI.  Open the course catalog for Spring 2019 and dig in to find a dizzying range of possibilities for stimulating the mind and body over the coming weeks:  a favorite presenter back with new ideas; a chance to deepen one’s understanding of art or a period in history;

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Intersession Week 4: January 30

Intersession Week 4
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
World War I and the End of the Golden Age

In the Gilded Age, new industries created vast wealth for a privileged few. Millionaires blithely spent $100,000 on costume balls and built $11 million summer cottages. But the crisis of World War I brought a storm of social change— changes like income tax,

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Intersession Week 3: January 23

Intersession Week 3
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Theater in a Conflict Zone: Cultural Resistance 

Cultural resistance, by creating art, is a key element in the fight for human rights. The presenter has worked for the past 11 years to support a theater and cultural center in the West Bank of Palestine.

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Intersession Week 2: January 16

Intersession Week 2
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Flex Your Memory to Master Names and Faces

Building relationships start with remembering someone’s name. Getting a name right inspires confidence from the outset and helps others remember you—a powerful advantage in any personal or professional situation. Come learn why we often retain many details about the people we meet but forget their names almost at once.

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Intersession Week 1: January 9

Intersession begins January 9
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
An Actor’s Life

Real people’s stories on pursuing a career in the theater. 


Lou Trapani is the artistic and managing director at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.   

1:30 p.m.

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