Category Archives: Presentations

Writing: From Concept to Page to Stage (and Beyond) Thursday, February 21

Ty DeMartino is a native of Allegany County. Ty’s writings have appeared on stages in New York City and Los Angeles. He has also written and produced three feature films, which have received international distribution. This presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10 am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

Home for the Holidays: Blessings or Blahs?

Holidays often fill us with expectations for joy, when the reality may play out quite differently. Disappointment can come on the heels of anticipation. How we protect ourselves from feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and realistic is the subject of this workshop as well as sometimes finding fun in small pleasures. Yvonne M. Perret, MA, MSW, LCSW-C is a psychiatric social worker whose practice consists primarily of training, advocacy, and consulting.

This presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

This is the last Lifelong Learning presentation for 2018. 2019 presentations begin on Feb 7th.

Life in Antarctica – Thursday Dec 6

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest, harshest, sunniest, darkest and most remote continent on Earth. Imagine how it is to live and work in such an extreme environment. Hermann Engelhardt will share his experiences of thirteen visits studying the plants, animals and climate in this amazing place.

This presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

Creating Light – Thursday Nov 29th at 10 am

That’s what many Holocaust survivors have done. By speaking about how hatred takes root and what happens when people don’t stand up to hatred, they take the dark days of the Holocaust and create light. Beth Luers, author and retired history professor, has spent years interviewing survivors and documenting their stories. Join us as she shares some of these survivor stories and describes her experiences assisting survivors to “create light.”

This presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

Influenza Epidemic 1918 – Thursday November 8 at 10 am.

In 1918, hundreds of people in Allegany County died from the Spanish Flu. The flu was a pandemic that killed about 3 percent of the world’s population in less than a year. Author James Rada, Jr. will tell the story of the flu’s progress through the county, and how officials and residents tried to fight it.

This presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

Photography with an iPhone – Thursday Nov 1st, 10 am

Getting the most out of your iPhone/iPad’s Camera
Prerequisites:
- Basic iPhone/iPad Camera Skills
- Basic familiarity with iPhone/iPad image editing
- A strong interest in becoming a better iPhone/iPad photographer!

What you’ll learn…
-Understanding the iPhone/iPad as an item in the photographers tool kit
-Understand the features of the Camera app, on an iPhone/iPad, for taking and editing pictures.
-Learn some tips and tricks to use the iPhone/IPad to take the best pictures
-Learn about some other camera and editing apps for the iPhone/iPad.

This presentation, by Doug Schwab, will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10 am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

Thomas Footer History Presentation – Thursday Oct 25, 10 am

Andrew Sparber will give a presentation about Thomas Footer and the Footer Dye works beginning with a brief personal background of Thomas Footer followed by his first business in 1873 on Greene Street. This was followed by the growth of the Dye Works on Liberty Street and finally to its final location on South Mechanic Street.

This presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.