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Antonin Dvorak: Old World and New World Composer

Wed, 2015-08-05 10:00
Presenter: Sherry Steinberg
 
Dvorak’s composition style is the fullest recreation of a national idiom with that of the symphonic tradition. He spent three years in the United States, including a summer in my home state of Iowa, but was happiest in his native Bohemia.
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What is the Granny Cloud?

Wed, 2015-08-05 10:00
Presenter: Sandra Frisby
 
The presenter will share her experiences as a “granny” in the School in the Cloud, explaining the importance of self-directed learning, her role in it, and the ultimate goal of this new learning method.
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Collage Tales: Mandalas and Drum Journeys

Wed, 2015-07-29 13:00
Presenter: Ilona Martonfi
 
For writers, artists, storytellers and other creative leaders. The format is experiential learning: visual journaling, storytelling, mandala drawing.
 
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Congo’s Conflict Coltan...

Wed, 2015-07-29 13:00
Presenter: Kuai-Yu (Paul) Leong
 
Coltan is a key mineral used in cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices.
 
It is also a source of conflict for Congo (DRC).
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‘Bird Hospital’ Visit and Picnic/Swim

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:30 - 16:00
Event coordinator: Catherine Main-Oster, catherinemainoster [at] gmail [dot] com
 
A guided visit through the famous Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre, which has lovely trails for bird watching. Participants can spend the rest of the day in an idyllic waterfront setting – eat their own picnic, use the onsite BBQ, walk along the Ottawa River, cool off in a privately owned swimming pool.
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Morning Delight with the Classics

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:00
Presenter: Morty Ellis
 
A DVD presentation of the works of Mozart, Schubert and Chopin featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Beaux Arts Trio and Arthur Rubinstein in a program of two piano trios and a piano concerto.
 
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Global Terrorism

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:00
Presenter: Mireille Coulourides
This lecture will focus on latest developments in relation to this multifaceted phenomenon.
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Ute Lemper at Festival de Lanaudière

Fri, 2015-07-24 18:30
Event coordinator: Chantal Tittley, ctittley [at] videotron [dot] ca
A magical journey to the cabarets of Berlin, the cafés of Paris and the tango temples of Buenos Aires with the great Ute Lemper. This cabaret-style concert, presented at 8 p.m.
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Archaeology in the ‘Vallée des Forts

Wed, 2015-07-22 13:00
Presenter: Andrew R. Beaupré (guest lecturer)
The Richelieu River Valley, the ‘Vallée des Forts’, is a strip of land, a mere 120 kilometers long, yet the events that took place in this little valley have given rise to the modern province of Québec, the states of Vermont and New York and their corresponding countries.
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The Amazing Ute Lemper

Wed, 2015-07-22 13:00
Presenter: Sherry Steinberg
Ute Lemper is a German singer and actress renowned for her interpretations of the songs of Kurt Weil.
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