Education on Every Topic – Free!
Join us for The Legacy Lineup Lifelong Learning Seminars offering a variety of topics at no cost! Seminars are scheduled every other Tuesday at 11 a.m. Parking is free. Please RSVP to 412-635-8080 to reserve a seat or for weather cancellations.
Date: Tuesday, November 4, — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Brian Catale, Certified Estate Planner, Brian Catale & Associates, and Operation Veteran Benefits founder If you are a Veteran, or were married to a veteran, you might be eligible to receive the Aid and Attendance Benefit of $24,000 per year to help pay for Independent Caregivers, Assisted Living, Personal Care, and Long-Term Care. Come to this free presentation, where Brian Catale of Operation Veteran Benefits will discuss:
- ● The reason for VA benefits
- ● What the qualifications for benefits are
- ● The application process for receiving VA Benefits
- ● The VA process once the VA has the completed application
- ● Ensuring VA benefits comply with Medicaid in the future
AARP Driver Safety Program
Cost: $15/AARP members & $20/non-members
Date: Monday & Tuesday, November 10 & 11 — 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Instructor: Martin Snyder
This course is intended to help drivers live more independently as they age and remain safe on today’s roads. Those who take this 8 hour driver safety course and are 55 or older are eligible to receive a certificate for discount on their automobile policy. The class topics cover safe driving techniques, the effects of aging on driving, and new PA driving codes. A national survey shows thata vast majority of attendees successfully incorporate at least one thing they learn into their driving style.
The cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Attendees need to bring their driver’s license, AARP membership card and check payable to AARP.
Preregistration required at 412-635-8080.
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 11 a.m.
Speaker: Doris Dumrauf, Award-winning bird photographer
In her presentation, Doris Dumrauf shares photos and stories about the wildlife she encounters in our parks as well as in her own backyard, which is a certified Wildlife Habitat. From birds to butterflies to mammals – she captures them all with her camera. Winter feeding of birds will also be discussed.
Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles
Date: Tuesday, December 2 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Thomas White, University Archivist and Adjunct Professor of History at Duquesne University, Adjunct Professor of History at La Roche College
Strange creatures and tales of the supernatural thrive in Pennsylvania, from ghostly children who linger by their graves to werewolves that ambush nighttime travelers. Passed down over generations, Keystone State legends and lore provide both thrilling stories and dire warnings. Phantom trains chug down the now removed rails of the P&LE Railroad line on the Great Allegheny Passage. A wild ape boy is said to roam the Chester swamps, while apparitions comfort coal miners trapped underground. On dark nights, the ghosts of Betty Knox and her Union soldier beau still search for each other at Dunbar Creek.
Join author and historian Thomas White as he explores the meaning behind these and other ghosts, monsters and miracles of Pennsylvania.
Celebrating Pittsburgh: Its Character and Significance
Date: Tuesday, January 27 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Louise Sturgess, Executive Director of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
This presentation of 72 images, so rich in detail, was created in 2008 for the Frick Art & Historical Center’s exhibit. It gives an overview of Pittsburgh’s physical development thru the years. The presentation concentrates on a series of 19th century lithographs watercolors, prints and even a letter made to describe, publicize and promote the city.
The Westinghouse Robots
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 10 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Edward J. Reis, resident Westinghouse historian, Heinz History Center
The Westinghouse Robots is a discussion of the first robots that Westinghouse engineers demonstrated at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Electro, the Moto Man walked and talked and gave commands to Sparko, the Moto Dog!
Rare, Old Books – Characteristics, Collectability and Value
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 24 — 11 a.m.
Speaker: Michael J. Dabrishus, Assistant University Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
We’ve all been faced with the realities of what to do with books. Most of the time we’re confronted with our own books, but sometimes we have to deal with the books acquired over a lifetime by a loved one–whether it’s mom or dad, another family member or friend. While local public libraries frequently accept books and make them available for their book sales, sometimes people may want to consider another route. This presentation will provide insight on what makes a book rare or collectible, why some old books are valuable, and what resources are available to provide assistance in decision making. The presenter will bring examples from his own collection of books for discussion and those in attendance may do likewise.