Upcoming Events
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Drawing from writings in his blog, Growingupinthesixties.com, Terry will talk about entering the decade at ten years old with the election of JFK and all the dreams of a better world, through preteen anxieties, laughing at high school immaturity, experiencing marriage at eighteen, becoming a father, and culminating with being wounded in Vietnam.
1:30 p.m.
Jason Donati and Bob Mattax share a passion for local sustainability. They will introduce the group to the Muncie Sanitary District’s new approach to recycling and some of the challenges they’ve faced in the fight to leave a cleaner, brighter city for future generations.
1:30 p.m.
There have been some truly outstanding secretaries in Muncie’s rich history! These multitalented multitaskers were the unheralded behind-the-scenes machinery - the ones actually running some of the biggest industries - and even working on international assignments of historical significance. We’ll celebrate their achievements with photographs, newspaper articles, and anecdotes.
1:30 p.m.
Supplement Soup. How much should you take? What’s really needed? And who should take all those vitamins? In our time together, we will sort through the hype and dig into what you really need and what’s extra. You will learn about vitamins, minerals, and supplements. Find out more about the safety, quality, and dosage of most supplements on the market.
1:30 p.m.
The Muncie Action Plan has been guiding the redevelopment of Muncie since 2009. Learn about the history of the nonprofit organization, the newest strategic investment plan for Muncie, and how you can play a part in improving quality of life in our city.
1:30 p.m.
When visiting a cemetery, have you ever wondered about the information on a headstone? The name and dates are obvious, but what about the symbol on the stone? Does a hand with a finger pointed up mean the person went to heaven? If so, what is the meaning of the hand with a finger pointed down? Karen Good will answer this question and explain other symbols in this informative presentation about the “Hidden Meaning of Gravestone Symbols”.
1:30 p.m.
This program will detail the experiences of Alice “Gay” Nation in her time serving as a Senior Sales Executive at Paws, Incorporated, the worldwide headquarters for Jim Davis’ comic sensation, Garfield the Cat, for 23 ½ years. This work took her all over the world and introduced her to countless interesting people and experiences, many of which she will share with the group.
1:30 p.m.
In the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union adopted a doctrine of mutually assured destruction. If either nation attacked the other with nuclear weapons, the response would be the complete annihilation of the attacker. This presentation will cover the US’s strategy and the key role of a Navy pilot in this decades-long conflict.
1:30 p.m.
Istanbul is fascinating because of its long and varied history and historic location, both physically and culturally on the boundary between Europe and Asia, between East and West. Though modern and Western in many ways, the city retains many aspects of a way of life very different from ours. After a brief review of the major tourist attractions, this talk will focus on sites off the beaten path and aspects of life in Istanbul few tourists get to see.
1:30 p.m.
We’ll open the vault of interesting stories Bill Frederick uses in his therapy practice. The presentation will emphasize context, how the stories were found, and a discussion of meanings. Bill will also demonstrate storytelling practices and discuss the history of stories in psychotherapy and our lives with the hope that these shared experiences will be helpful in recognizing enlightening stories in attendees’ own lives.
1:30 p.m.
Join other Lifelong Learners at our annual holiday social. Enjoy conversation and food provided by Ball State Catering while celebrating the season with us!