Join Boston native, Anne O’Regan, for a slide show and talk about her five-month journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. You’ll hear tales and view gorgeous landscapes along the way from her 2010 trek.Find out more »
There are many legends about fabled Brookline residents such as Amy Lowell, John F. Kennedy, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Saul Bellow. Ken Liss, an intrepid researcher, has uncovered stories about notable Brookline innovators and inventors most of whom are not household names, and will lead a lively discussion about the work and lives of these trailblazers. Among the tales Liss will tell is that of Charles Holtzer, who in 1891 in his factory on Station Street built the first non-experimental…Find out more »
This lecture will use film to examine the values and spirit of the 1950s, with special emphasis on the role of the GI generation, or those who grew up in the U.S. during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II or made a contribution to the war effort. While present-day treatments like Mad Men and Masters of Sex, emphasize the sexism and racism of the era, films like Good Night and…Find out more »
The traditional Japanese tea ceremony was first developed when the Japanese adopted the Chinese practices of drinking green tea as well as Zen Buddhist beliefs. More than just drinking tea, it is a spiritual experience that embodies harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.Find out more »
Have you decided to make a career transition in midlife, but you don't have a roadmap for making it happen? Are you overwhelmed by the fears and uncertainties such a big transition brings and want to learn how to overcome these and other personal barriers? If you are stuck in an unfulfilling career and want change, this interactive course will help you learn strategies to successfully create and carry out a plan for your new career vision. You will learn…Find out more »
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