Film Seminar

Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 | 10 AM - Noon Leader:  Don Melander This term we begin the first of four seminars on Alfred Hitchcock.  In this course, we discuss: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) Rebecca (1940) Saboteur (1942) Shadow of...

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Visit the Andres Institute of Art

Wednesday, July 20, rain date July 27 | 10 AM - ?? Guide:  Institute docent and Fran Philippe The Andres Institute of Art is located on the former Big Bear Mountain ski slope in Brookline, NH.  It was started in 1998 by owner/innovater, Paul...

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Composer Amy Beach

Wednesday, July 13 | 10 AM - Noon Instructor:  John Gfroerer Amy Beach was born September 5, 1867 in Henniker, New Hampshire.  At age 17 she had her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  In 1897 her Symphony was premiered by the BSO, the...

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American Novel Reading Group

Wednesday, July 13 | 1 - 3 PM NOTE: Different date than usual. Leader: John McCausland The American Novel Reading Group is rounding out its fourth year. The group selects novels from various lists of "100 best," and has read works ranging from...

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Let’s Plan a LINEC Travel Course

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26| 10 AM - Noon Facilitator:  Eric Simon At New England College, Eric Simon has led many educational travel courses that focus on biodiversity to destinations such as Belize, Guatemala, Cuba, the Amazon, Tanzania, the Galapagos, and...

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American Poetry

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25 | 10 AM - Noon Instructor: Don Melander American Poetry focuses on David Budbill's collection of poems-of-place Judevine, set in the Northeast Kingdom.  David used to come to NEC for a few days in July/August to do a...

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I – Film Seminar: Screwball Comedies

    Fridays,  10 AM - Noon | April 8 - May 13      Leaders:  Don Melander and Mary Lee Sargent According to film historian, Monty Arnold, screwball comedies serve two human needs — escape and enjoyment. Their defining characteristics are farce, slapstick, romance,...

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H – America’s Founding Fathers

      Thursdays, 10 AM - Noon | April 7- May 12         Leaders:  Dick Hesse and Mary Lee Sargent America’s Founding Fathers is the second part of a three-semester Great Courses series exploring the founding of our government. The 12 lectures take us...

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G – The Great Kate — A Helping of Hepburn

      Wednesdays, 1 - 3 PM | April 13 - 27         Instructor: Paul Brogan Katharine Hepburn holds the record for winning the most Best Actress Oscars —four of them.  Paul met her on the New Hampshire set of "On Golden Pond" in...

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F – American Novel Reading Group

      Wednesdays, 1 - 3 PM | April 6 and May 4        Leader: John McCausland This is an on-going group meeting through the year on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month to discuss a novel chosen by the group from several...

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