Aug
26
1:30 PM13:30

Cooking the Perfect Steak

Learn all the behind the scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Lee. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Chef Lee will instruct the class on a variety of topics including how to bake the perfect cookie, nutrition, the complexity of fine dining service, how to cook the perfect steak, food safety, and where we get our ingredients. A tasting included in each class.

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Aug
27
1:30 PM13:30

Art Series: Hindu Folk Art: Rangoli

India has a rich tradition and practice of a variety of distinct art forms related to their folklore and religion. The Hindu religion of India has many celebrations and practices that utilize art. There will be an overview of many of these with the focus being on the art of Rangoli. Rangoli are colorful designs with decorative patterns. You will get be able to create your own Rangoli art in this session

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Aug
29
10:30 AM10:30

The Power of Rhythm

The Power of Rhythm has been shown to Optimize Wellness, Strengthen Immune System and, Decrease Burnout. This interactive workshop will feature evidence-based HealthRHYTHMS group empowerment drumming program, developed after leading neurologist and mind-body researcher Barry Bittman, MD.  Dr. Bittman's peer-reviewed scientific research studies have proven their use reduces depression, enhances self-esteem, improves communication, promotes team-building, increases socialization, and builds camaraderie. Experience and feel the enormous power of drumming to enhance your wellness during this interactive workshop.  No prior music experience required to benefit from this presentation.

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Sep
2
1:30 PM13:30

Global Cuisine: Japan

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a countries geography, history, and a significant dish. Chef Lee and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before your eyes. The countries we will be exploring this semester include Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India.

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Sep
4
3:00 PM15:00

TED Talk: How record collectors find lost music and presence out culture heritage

For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by "digging" for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares his love of records -- and stories of how collectors have given forgotten music a second chance at being heard. Learn more about the culture of record digging (and, maybe, pick up a new hobby) with this fun, refreshing talk.

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Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Food Safety

Learn all the behind the scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Lee. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Chef Lee will instruct the class on a variety of topics including how to bake the perfect cookie, nutrition, the complexity of fine dining service, how to cook the perfect steak, food safety, and where we get our ingredients. A tasting included in each class.

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Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Are We Vikings?

Before the Age of Exploration early European explores traveled to North America, among them the Vikings. But where, exactly did they land? Where did they come from? How did they live? And where did they go after a couple centuries notoriety? During this interactive presentation, we’ll examine the myths and the facts, learn how to write Viking runes, and, most importantly, decide whether WE are the Vikings!

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Sep
16
1:30 PM13:30

Global Cuisine: India

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a countries geography, history, and a significant dish. Chef Lee and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before your eyes. The countries we will be exploring this semester include Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India.

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Sep
23
1:30 PM13:30

Where Your Food is From

Learn all the behind the scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Lee. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Chef Lee will instruct the class on a variety of topics including how to bake the perfect cookie, nutrition, the complexity of fine dining service, how to cook the perfect steak, food safety, and where we get our ingredients. A tasting included in each class.

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Sep
24
1:30 PM13:30

Art Series: Mexican Folk Art

There have been many craftspeople in indigenous Mexican culture with no formal art training. These people have made various beautiful and useful art forms in the context of tradition, culture, and national identity. The 20th century saw a great rise in these handicrafts which became economically valuable. We will explore many varieties and styles of folk art in Mexico.  We will create a colorful tapestry weaving inspired by these cultural traditions.

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Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

TED Talk: The Fascinating Science of Bubbles, from Soap to Champagne

In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles -- from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping, where designers are creating more efficient vessels by mimicking the bubbles created by swimming penguins. Learn more about these mathematical marvels and tap into the magic hidden in the everyday

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Sep
25
1:30 PM13:30

Endview Plantation & Lee Hall Mansion

The Lee Hall area is one of the last areas in Newport News that retains a glimpse of the area’s agrarian past.  Historic Endview Plantation and Lee Hall Mansion stand as visual examples of the region’s transformation from the colonial era to the modern day.  Join Historian J. Michael Moore for a lively discussion about his two favorite historic houses and learn more about Big Humphrey Harwood, Maria Curtis, Simon Curtis, Prince John Magruder, Richard D. Lee, Robert Bickford, and other colorful characters. 

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Aug
19
1:30 PM13:30

Global Cuisine: Mexico

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a countries geography, history, and a significant dish. Chef Lee and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before your eyes. The countries we will be exploring this semester include Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India.

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Aug
12
1:30 PM13:30

Fine Dining Services

Learn all the behind the scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Lee. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Chef Lee will instruct the class on a variety of topics including how to bake the perfect cookie, nutrition, the complexity of fine dining service, how to cook the perfect steak, food safety, and where we get our ingredients. A tasting included in each class.

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Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Colonial Republic of Pirates

As England, France and Spain contested Europe and the New World, a legion of men and women expert in sailing cut off the powers from their Caribbean holdings. Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Mary Read and a cast of thousands established the first Democratic Republic in the New World, reveling in their freedom and ability to wage warfare as professional thieves.

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Aug
7
10:30 AM10:30

Women in Space & Science

The audience will explore the connection between three female scientists. They will appreciate their extraordinary distinctions: Madam Curie who discovered the x-ray being the first to win two Novel Prizes in Science.  Katherine Johnson who calculated the space trajectories accurately for Glenn, Shepherd, and Armstrong.  And Sally Ride who was the first woman in space June 18, 1983, three years before Dr. Johnson retired from NASA!  Later audience will do an interactive experiment.

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Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

TED Talk: An Interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine

Leah Chase's New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came together, where activists planned protests and where the police entered but did not disturb -- and it continues to operate in the same spirit today. In conversation with TEDWomen Curator Pat Mitchell, the 94-year old Queen of Creole Cuisine shares her wisdom from a lifetime of activism, speaking up and cooking.

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Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Newport News Pioneers in Bygone Days Part II

From peers of the realm to famous artists, Newport News has had its share of famous residents and visitors. Sir Robert Rich, the 2nd Earl of Warwick was an English naval commander and adventurer whose name became famous in the City.  Anna Hyatt Huntington was a world-renowned artist and philanthropist whose artwork still graces the Lion’s Bridge. Join J. Michael Moore for a continued discussion about the men and women who made this city famous.

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Aug
5
1:30 PM13:30

Global Cuisine: Germany

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a countries geography, history, and a significant dish. Chef Lee and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before your eyes. The countries we will be exploring this semester include Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India.

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Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Newport News Pioneers in Bygone Days Part I

From English sea dogs to entertainers, Newport News has had its share of famous residents and visitors. Captain Christopher Newport visited these fair shores in 1607 leaving behind his name for the City.  The famed George Armstrong Custer was so excited about visiting our city that he went aloft in a balloon during the Civil War. American actress and singer Pearl Bailey was a native of Newport News and entertained audiences for over sixty years.  Join J. Michael Moore for a lively discussion of the men and women who have made this city famous.

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Jul
22
1:30 PM13:30

Nutrition & Sustainability

Learn all the behind the scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Lee. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Chef Lee will instruct the class on a variety of topics including how to bake the perfect cookie, nutrition, the complexity of fine dining service, how to cook the perfect steak, food safety, and where we get our ingredients. A tasting included in each class.

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Jun
25
1:30 PM13:30

Art Series: Australian Aborigines

The art of Australian Aborigines will be our subject. We will highlight rock paintings, carvings, and dot paintings. Symbols are very important to this culture and will be discussed. Dreamtime is a commonly used term for describing important features of Aboriginal spiritual beliefs and existence. We will explore the Dreamtime meaning and its expression in their art. We will create our own dot painting influenced by this unique culture.

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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Everyone has heard the famous Gordon Lightfoot song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” but did you know that this is a true event? Learn the circumstances that surrounded the American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29.

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May
28
1:30 PM13:30

Art Series: Native Africans

We will explore the art of Native Africans, with a focus on Sub-Saharan countries. History, religion and cultural tradition heavily influenced these styles. Since masks are often a very recognized and symbolic form of African art, considerable emphasis will be given to mask making. We will create our own masks reflecting these styles and our own creativity.

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May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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May
15
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958: Part II

Join historian J. Michael Moore for two lectures discussing Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958. Learn about Collis P. Huntington, J. Thomas Newsome, Homer L. Ferguson, Ethel M. Gildersleeve, Robert Bickford Curtis and a host of other colorful characters. Take a journey back in time to shop, dine, and watch a movie in Downtown Newport News or Hilton Village. During these years, this small city and neighboring agrarian community was transformed by the Newport News Shipyard and the growth of the military industrial complex on the Virginia Peninsula in two world wars.

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May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Europe Travelogue 1920s-1930s

All armchair travelers are invited to join Curator of Photography, Sarah Scruggs, on a journey to several European cities between the World Wars. As a writer and photographer, Edward Hungerford (1875-1948) was passionate about trains. He produced his first pageant in 1927 for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company and six other transportation themed pageants would follow. He traveled extensively and found ways to get articles published. His collection of more than 6,000 negatives includes travels to Europe, Canada and other countries, in addition to the United States.

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May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958: Part I

Join historian J. Michael Moore for two lectures discussing Newport News in Bygone Days: 1896-1958. Learn about Collis P. Huntington, J. Thomas Newsome, Homer L. Ferguson, Ethel M. Gildersleeve, Robert Bickford Curtis and a host of other colorful characters. Take a journey back in time to shop, dine, and watch a movie in Downtown Newport News or Hilton Village. During these years, this small city and neighboring agrarian community was transformed by the Newport News Shipyard and the growth of the military industrial complex on the Virginia Peninsula in two world wars.

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May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Citizen Police Academy for Seniors

What is the Citizen Police Academy for Seniors (CPAS)? The CPAS program is designed to provide seniors and retired citizens the opportunity to get an inside look at local law enforcement. It’s the opportunity to connect with the community, dispel myths, open the lines of communication, make friends and become more educated about police operations.

Please refer to the Newport News Citizen Police Academy for Seniors for a full schedule, topics of discussion and presenters’ names.

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Sep
4
5:00 PM17:00

Music Of War

The word War is usually pledge with unpleasant thoughts of pain and sorrow. The sounds of “The Lyrics” will reroute your thinking a more pleasurable time of war. Take a journey back in history to World War I and II with songs and sounds from a time in unforgettable history.

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