Join Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning (ALLCOLL) and enjoy access to 25 or more events held at Allegany College of Maryland, as well as weekly roundtable discussions, happy hour, and more! For an annual membership fee of $30.00, you will enjoy diverse education opportunities with other Allegany County adults. Membership covers classes and events from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
The following classes will be held on Thursdays in the Continuing Education building from 10:00AM to noon in room 8 unless otherwise indicated.
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February 6 - Antique Jewelry, Part II
Speaker: Kristina Hall
Description: This session will be a continuation of the Fall 2019 historical review of jewelry spanning Victorian "funk" to Edwardian to Deco and Retro. You are invited to bring a piece of jewelry from this period to learn more about authenticity and value.
February 13 - The Path and Career of a Local Journalist
Speaker: Amanda Mangan
Description: Amanda Mangan began writing for newspapers at a young age and has been a part of Allegany Radio Corporation since it began in 2006. She will discuss her 20 plus year career and the importance of ethics in journalism.
February 20 - Western Maryland Food Bank – Food Distribution Program
Speaker: Amy Moyer
Description: Hear the “ins and outs” of the food programs at the Western Maryland Food Bank, as well as food rescue and recycling efforts.
February 27 - Population Health and WMHS’s Role
Speaker: Jo Wilson
Description: Learn about numerous innovative initiatives implemented by WMHS to expand the population health efforts throughout Allegany and surrounding counties. All of these programs have led to better health outcomes for our population.
March 5 - The Brooke-Whiting Museum
Speaker: Suzanne Trussell
Description: An introduction to the museum will be followed by a discussion of the Chinese export art featured at the museum from an anthropological standpoint.
March 12 - The Coal Industry and Family Life
Speaker: Polla Horn
Description: This session will focus on understanding the working conditions of coal-producing families, with a focus on the women who managed many aspects of family life.
(This class will be held in room CE-14.)
March 19 - The Origins of Jazz in New Orleans
Speakers: Brian Plitnik
Description: This lecture will focus on the birth and development of Jazz, one of America's original art forms, in the "Big Easy."
March 26 - New Germany State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corp
Speaker: Ranger Daniel Lewis, DNR
Description: This program will feature a documentary video about the history of
New Germany State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corp, narrated by park historian, Bill Martin.
April 2 - Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime
Speaker: Dick Soderman
Description: Although there are many benefits to being "online", you take a risk when you connect a computer to the Internet. Fortunately, there are a number of simple things you can do to reduce your risk of being hacked.
April 9 - Spring Break
April 16 - The Hunt for the Beltway Snipers...In Pursuit
Speakers: Dave Reichenbaugh
Description: Get the whole story from the Criminal Intelligence Operations Commander.
April 23 - Brexit and Ireland
Speaker: Chuck Dicken
Description: Brexit: The Irish Dimension: A discussion of how Brexit has been impacted by Ireland’s unique relationship to Great Britain and what its implementation may mean for both islands.
April 30 - IBM Mainframe Computer History
Speakers: Ted Bauer
Description: Ted will describe how Data Processing progressed from punched cards to the modern day mainframe computer during his 50 year experience with IBM.
May 7 - Why the Y?
Speaker: Shelly Minnigh
Description: Learn about the many opportunities and services offered by the YMCA in your community.
May 14 - Art in Public Spaces
Speaker: Heidi Lippman
Description: The artist’s current focus is on site specific permanent installations in major locations such as airports and train stations. These monumental works explore various materials and most recently, mosaic and glass.