Classes & Events

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JULY 2015

July 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm — Vatican History and the Vatican’s Role in Today’s World

Presenter: John Thavis, Journalist and author
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample evening parking on Broad St.

July 13, 2 - 4 pm — Masterpieces of Short Fiction: The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe; Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Overcoat, Nikolai Gogol

DVD Instructor:  Professor Michael Krasny, San Francisco State University
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street, Mankato

July 15, 2 pm - Great Decisions:  U.S. Policy Toward Africa

Speaker: Dr. Jackie Vieceli, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Location: Bethany Lutheran College, Honsey Hall Room 239 on the corner of Marsh and Division Streets

July 16, 6 - 8 pm - The Individual and Society: Individualism

Presenter: Ron Yezzi, Retired Professor of Philosophy
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample evening parking on Broad St.

July 17, 8 am - 5 pm - Special Event - A Day Trip to Luverne

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July 20, 6 - 8 pm - The Individual and Society: Responsibility

Presenter: Ron Yezzi, Retired Professor of Philosophy
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample evening parking on Broad St.

July 22, 6 - 8 pm - The Individual and Society: Freedom

Presenter: Ron Yezzi, Retired Professor of Philosophy
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample evening parking on Broad St.

July 27, 2 - 4 pm —Masterpieces of Short Fiction: The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant; The Lady with the Dog, Anton Chekhov; The Real Thing, Henry James

DVD Instructor:  Professor Michael Krasny, San Francisco State University
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street, Mankato

 AUGUST 2015

August 3, 2 - 4 pm — Masterpieces of Short Fiction: Araby, James Joyce; My First Goose, Isaac Babe; The Killers, Ernest Hemingway

DVD Instructor:  Professor Michael Krasny, San Francisco State University
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street, Mankato

August 10, 2 - 4 pm — Masterpieces of Short Fiction: A Hunger Artist, Franz Kafka; The Rocking-Horse Winner, D.H. Lawrence; The Garden Party, Katherine Mansfield

DVD Instructor:  Professor Michael Krasny, San Francisco State University
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street, Mankato

August 11, 6-8 p.m. — Women’s Education in the United Arab Emerites (UAE)

Presenter: Dr. Margaret Preska—Former MSU President and lifelong educator
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample evening parking on Broad St.

 August 12. 2 - 4 pm - Great Decisions: India Changes Course

Speaker: Tom Hanson, Minnesota International Center Speaker's Bureau, former diplomat
Location: Bethany Lutheran College, Honsey Hall Room 239 on the corner of Marsh and Division Streets

August 19, 2-4 p.m. — Seniors Helping Seniors: Don’t be fooled

Presenter: Char Lusher, Retired – RN, Educator, Therapist, Volunteer-AARP, TRIAD, Vine
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: United Church of Christ – 150 Stadium Court, Mankato (Corner of Stolzman & Stadium)

August 24, 2 - 4 pm — Masterpieces of Short Fiction The Lottery, Shirley Jackson; A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Flannery O’Connor; An Interest in Life, Grace Paley

DVD Instructor:  Professor Michael Krasny, San Francisco State University
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street, Mankato

August 31, 2-4-pm — Masterpieces of Short Fiction: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Gabriel García Márquez; The Jewbird, Bernard Malamud; Sonny’s Blues, James Baldwin

DVD Instructor:  Professor Michael Krasny, San Francisco State University
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street, Mankato

SEPTEMBER 2015

September 2, 3-5 p.m. — The World’s Most Political Fish

Presenter: Dr. Joel Carlin— Assoc. Prof, Biology/Environmental Studies
Sponsor: Al Berner
Snell Motor’s Community Rm, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

September 9, 2 pm - Great Decisions:  Syria's Reugee Crisis

Speaker: Henry Berman, Minnesota International Center Speaker's Bureau
Location: Bethany Lutheran College, Honsey Hall Room 239 on the corner of Marsh and Division Streets

September 14, 2 - 4 pm — Masterpieces of Short Fiction: A & P, John Updike; The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston; Happy Endings, Margaret Atwood

DVD Instructor:  Professor Michael Krasny, San Francisco State University
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street, Mankato

September 15, 2-4 p.m.— Nobel Pre-Conference Program Presentation

Presenter: Scott Bur, Director of the Nobel Conference
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Snell Motor’s Community Rm, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

September 17, 2-4 p.m. — Grange to Green Party: Minnesota’s Maverick Politics

Presenter: Dr. Avra Johnson, Assoc. Prof., MSU-M Dept. of Politics
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Snell Motor’s Community Rm, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

September 25, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.— Mayo House, Cox Home, and Treaty Site Tour

Presenters: Mayo: Becky Pollock, St. Peter: Susie Carlin, both historical site staff
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Locations: Mayo House, 118 No. Main St., Le Sueur; Cox House, 500 N. Washington, St. Peter; Treaty Site History Center 1851 N. Minnesota Ave. (1 mile N of St. Peter on Hwy. 169, east side)

September 28, 2 - 4 pm — Masterpieces of Short Fiction: The Moment Before the Gun Went Off, Nadine Gordimer; The Cathedral, Raymond Carver; Summary: Why Short Fiction Masterpieces? Michael Krasny

DVD Instructor:  Professor Michael Krasny, San Francisco State University
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street, Mankato

September 29, 2-4 p.m. — End of Life Decisions

Presenters: Donnette Wheelock, Hospice Volunteer, and Jack Kent
Sponsor: Jack Kent
Location: United Church of Christ – 150 Stadium Court, Mankato (Corner of Stolzman & Stadium.)

 

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