Adult Forum Hour
When/Where: Sunday mornings from 9:00AM– 10:15AM in the Guild Hall.
The Adult Education Forum has taken a look at a wide variety of subjects over the past years, tackling everything from religious issues to ethics and morality in our society today. A one-month portion of each year is dedicated to foreign affairs. In the past, we have tackled the Palestinian/Jewish question, the Arab Spring parts 1 and 2 and several other foreign policy issues.
Other subjects have been the Affordable Care Act, immigration and many issues from our city’s governance, to learning about the many newer cultural programs and volunteer efforts in our inner cities. We have also managed to take a hard look at environmental issues such as water rights and fracking.
Adult Forum Committee members include: John Bentley, Bill Cartwright, Kirt and Joanna Hobler, Craig Hopewell, Don Harrison, Jonathan and Nancy Lippincott, Gerri Strauss, and Rev. Dr. Stephen Caine.
We would welcome new members with fresh ideas and enthusiasm!
If you are interested in joining the Adult Forum Committee, please contact Gerri Strauss.
November 26 – No Adult Forum
December 3 – Railway modelling (UK, Australia and Ireland) or model railroading (US and Canada) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modeled at a reduced scale.
The scale models include locomotives, rolling stock, streetcars, tracks, signalling and landscapes including: countryside, roads, buildings, vehicles, model figures, lights, and features such as rivers, hills, and canyons.
The earliest model railways were the ‘carpet railways’ in the 1840s. Electric trains appeared around the start of the 20th century, but these were crude likenesses. Model trains today are more realistic. Today modellers create model railway layouts, often recreating real locations and periods throughout history.” Wikipedia
Speaker: Bill Bramlage Bill is a retired radiologist who worked 35 years with Deaconess Hospital. Bill is a man who enjoys many hobbies, including photography, bicycling, and most of all, model trains and cities. He has one of the most extensive train and city model layouts in the Greater Cincinnati area, covering nearly 2,000 square feet in the basement of his home in Symmes Township. It is a hobby that started when Bill was a teenager. He has recently published a colorful book on his layout. “Bill is an entertaining speaker on the subject of model trains.”
December 10 Antique Ornaments and Traditions and a look at the Taft’s Antique Christmas
Speakers Pam and Jim Thomas
What’s old and new at the same time and has become a Cincinnati Christmas tradition? Antique Christmas at the Taft! Come and join us for a brief history of this marvelous and unique tradition and learn all about Antique ornaments and Christmas traditions at the same time. Stay after the presentation and bring your treasures to share with the group and find out additional information about them from our speakers
Each year the Museum features old-fashioned Christmas decorations: antique German feather trees trimmed with ornaments and surrounded by toys from earlier generations. But every year the Christmas display also includes something new and different.
Book Discussion Group
The Book Discussion Group meets monthly, the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Jan Ring’s home, to discuss a book chosen to provoke thoughtful contemplation and spiritual growth. We are a co-educational group that has fun and stimulating conversations in order to expand our thoughts and ideas about the world. We welcome all to join!
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