Although it’s been half a century since Beatlemania was born, generation after generation of fans continue to keep the Beatles on the top of nearly every musical poll. But how, in just a few years, did four musically untrained teenagers evolve into the most famous rock n’ roll group of all time? Recall the magic and mystery behind the Beatles’ fame and lasting influence on music, fashion, film, youth and the world.
The Enrichment Academy Speaker Series – Ike and Mamie Eisenhower: Presidents and Their First Ladies
presented by William & Sue Wills
Performing unique interpretations of Presidential couples, William and Sue Wills present the personal side of 34th President Ike and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. This dramatically read performance humanizes the names in our history books, illustrating the strengths, weaknesses, triumphs and failures of our First Couples. The Wills have performed for over a decade at the nation’s Presidential sites, recreating historical characters, capturing the personality and experiences of presidents and their first ladies.
The Enrichment Academy Speaker Series – Keep Your Brain Fit and Memory Sharp
presented by Dr. Linda Sasser
Join memory expert Dr. Linda Sasser for an educational and entertaining presentation on how memory works and age-related brain changes. Dr. Sasser has been studying and presenting on the issues impacting brain and memory health for more than three decades. You will learn about lifestyle practices for maintaining and even improving brain function, and will leave with easy-to-use strategies for remembering names, information and tasks.
Join author Tim Bryce in celebrating the human spirit as we age. Filled with observations of the foibles of life, identifying items we tend to overlook or take for granted. Based on Mr. Bryce’s new book “Tim’s Senior Moments”, an entertaining look through humorous and serious essays on history, nostalgia, athletics, and the nuances of life that make it worth living.
Through the eyes and souls of four different characters, Hedda Matza-Haughton illuminates the unspoken truths about set, intimacy and aging. Join us for an entertaining and educational 90 minute performance, digging deeply into each character’s emotions, bringing laughter and joy while profoundly touching our hearts.
National Geographic Live is a highly acclaimed speaker series, bringing the world’s best scientists, explorers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers to the stage, creating long-lasting emotional connections with local communities. Growing rapidly through popular demand, the series is currently touring through 60 cities in North America at world class venues from Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Furthering the knowledge and understanding of our world is the core purpose of National Geographic. Premium storytelling and visually stunning photography inspires people to act, enlightens their perspective, and provokes conversation.
Host of Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor, Mayor has been hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She’ll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.
National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice and in predator-infested waters. Journey with him from the North Atlantic, where harp seals face off with commercial hunters, to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in search of Atlantic blue fin tuna, and to research facilities studying dolphin intelligence. The images he captures while on assignment offer a mesmerizing glimpse of the “soul of the sea.”
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous by Nizar Ibrahim
National Geographic Speaker Series 2019-20
Spinosaurus was nearly lost to science before Nizar Ibrahim, a remarkable young paleontologist, discovered this prehistoric giant. With amazing video and photography, Nizar will tell the story of the Spinosaurus' discovery, loss, and rediscovery, explaining what makes this ancient monster so unique.