“Twelfth Night” Party

Event Details
Item Description
What? Twelfth Night

Beer by GoodLot, Finger Food
and the famed King Cake

When? Monday January 6th, 4 to 8 pm
Where? Chez Winters – 10204 Pineview Crescent, Merrywood
Who to Contact Nancy Winters, 519-238-5419
Additional Notes “Twelfth Night” is a reference to the twelfth night after Christmas Day, called the Eve of the Feast of Epiphany. It was originally a Catholic holiday and therefore, like other Christian feast days, an occasion for revelry. Servants often dressed up as their masters, men as women and so forth. Therefore, COME AS YOU AREN”T

Socrates Café for 2020

Moderator: Molly Russell
Fee: $5 at the door – per session
Time: The 4th Tuesday in the month at 2:00 PM
2020 Dates:
Jan 28
Feb 25
March 24
April 28
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes: No preparation required, but think about a discussion topic.


On the fourth Tuesday of the month, we gather for informal discussion and debate about the latest and most engaging news of the time. We choose, by vote, a pair of topics and each member offers an opinion on the first. The battle is joined. The sessions usually run from September through March and perhaps April depending in the timing of Easter.  Special Socrates / Social events usually occur in July and August at local residences.

 

PIL Forum & Discovery Talks 2

Moderators: Various
Course Type: Presentations and Discussion
Registration Fee: $25 for all sessions, or $15 for PIL Forum and $5 per session for Discovery Talks
Time: Mondays at noon to 2:30 PM on January 13 to February 10, 2020
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes: 

PIL Forum

PresentationDiverging from the pressure of the lecture hall, members took time to uncover topics especially meaningful to them, and worked in groups to find lively formats to engage members. Of special interest is the use of questions and interactive participation to stimulate discussion. Join us for a refreshing experience!

Jan 13: Textiles
Karen Bowes-Sewell, Nancy Winters
Jan 20:  News, Fake News, and Spin
Nancy Winters, Jean Weigand, Jackie Soutcott
Jan 27:  Considering Death
Molly Russell, Sybil Tinker, Peter Kybol–Syrovy and Mary Feret

Discovery Talks

Feb 3:  tbd
Details to be announced.
Feb 10:  Home Alone
Week five of Forum is available for a second Discovery Talk. Of interest to a great many of our members is how to manage “home alone”. Persons who have lost spouses, divorced, or who are otherwise facing aging alone will find this an illuminating subject, full of good advice and helpful coping strategies.

Shakespeare As You Like It!

Moderators: Nancy Winters
Course Type: Lecture,
video, discussion, participation, but no advance preparation
Registration Fee: $25
Time: Mondays at 2:30 on January 13 to February 10, 2020
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes: 

How come Shakespeare is a billion dollar world-wide industry four hundred years after he wrote the plays, while other playwrights of his time and later are utterly unheard
of? Because Shakespeare’s plays still work on the modern stage. Educators regularly spoil them by slogging the through texts. ShakespeareThis course aims to undo some of the damage done in classrooms by making a case for their genius. Week by week, we will talk about what we already know, the men (heroic and villainous), the women (good and bad), the plot lines, and then, “what you will”.

My Favourite Moment in History

Moderators: Mike Ash and Nancy Winters
Course Type: Peer Learning
Registration Fee: $25
Time: Mondays at noon to 1:30 on February 24 to March 23, 2020
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes: 

HistoryWhat historical event has captured your imagination? The significance of an event cannot be measured scientifically. Every historian, journalist or student could make
their own lists. This course is meant to draw attention to a number of events in history that left an indelible mark on peoples lives and an indisputable memory in the
minds of later generations. Pick something that interests you, and would interest the group and tell us about it. It can be an event over years or a point in time – a big
event or something small but significant. Any time period is fair game.

History Lists from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:History-related_lists

Search “history” and look at the images ….

Big Global Events
Greek Culture
Pax Romana / Roman Empire
The Life of Muhammad
The Black Death
Gutenberg’s Printing Press
The Protestant Reformation
Industrial Revolution
The French Revolution
“The Origin of the Species”
The Age of Invention
World War I
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
The Great Depression
The Vietnam War
The Cuban Missile Crisis
JFK Assassination
Martin Luther King Assassinated
The Berlin Wall come down
Tienanmen Square
Canadiana
Champlain establishes Quebec City
Hudson’s Bay Company formed
Battle of the Plains of Abraham
Treaties 1 to 8 signed
Loyalist refugees begin arriving
War of 1812
Welland Canal opened
Cholera Epidemic
Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada
Arctic Islands to Canada
Klondike Gold Rush
The Silver Dart
CBC Founded
Commonwealth Air Training Plan
Newfoundland joins Canada
St. Lawrence Seaway opens
Medicare
ANIK 1 satellites
Terry Fox run
Nunavut is created

Climate Crisis Unpacked

Moderator: Karen Bowes-Sewell
Course Type: Guest Speakers and Discussion
Registration Fee: $25 or $5 per session, PIL membership is not required.
Time: Mondays from 2:30 to 4:30 on February 24 to March 23, 2020
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes:

This course is running in a similar way to Realizing Reconciliation last season. It is designed to appeal to members as well as to the general public who may attend
without membership for $5. per weekly session. Climate change is worse than many of us expected. Our survival is threatened and we have to respond quickly and wisely
for our grandchildren’s sake. How do we decide which issues should be priorities when so many seem urgent? Which activist groups should we support? How do we
organize as a community to be effective? This series brings together speakers from government, the Indigenous community, activist groups, and others to share their
views on a feasible path forward. If you want to worry less and find positive solutions, please join us.

HSUC

Huron Shores United Church

Partners in Learning gratefully acknowledges the support of Huron Shores United Church and the Grand Bend Community Foundation for making this special program possible.

GBCF

Kick-off Open House

Event Details
Item Description
What? Wine and Cheese social to start the new season and hear what’s on the program for 2019-20
When? Monday September 9th, 2 to 4 pm
Where? Huron Shores United Church
Who to Contact Any executive member
Additional Notes Sid Huff will speak briefly about our favourite subject: Life-Long Learning.  Plan to rejoin PIL and sign up for our great courses.