Explorers LLI of Salem State University is one of more than 400 Lifelong Learning Institute chapters across the U.S. Membership is open to anyone 50 years of age or older. Non-members are welcome at Intersession programs but donations are appreciated.

When: 10 AM to noon                                                                                               Where: Explorers LLI of Salem State University, 10 Federal Street, Suite 10,                         Salem MA 01970                                                                                                    Website:             Phone: 978-744-0804 

Monday, January 14 – Baseball as an American Culture – Join us for a fascinating history of America’s game, focusing on the Red Sox, with Northern Essex Community College instructor Frank Morris. Learn about why baseball galvanized a nation that was beginning to tear apart, how baseball came to be “America’s Pastime” a decade before the Civil War, and how it developed into a world-wide phenomenon.

Monday, January 21 – Innovations in Providing Care to Elders – Betsy Mullen is Chief Operating Officer at Chelsea Jewish Lifecare which encompasses highly regarded nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day care and home health care. She will discuss changes in long- term care

Monday, January 28 – Where Does Washington Go Now? – Michael Goldman is President of Goldman Associates and Managing Partner at the O’Neil/Goldman Group, both of which provide a wide range of communications and strategic planning services for political and private sector clients. Currently he serves as advisor and senior consultant for many notable local politicians. He will give his perspective on what might happen at this point in time in Washington politics after the mid-term elections.

Monday, February 4 – Touring South Korea and Japan – John Archer, fellow Explorer and frequent traveler, will present a pictorial review of his recent trips to South Korea and Japan. He will also discuss the culture and history of these countries.

Monday, February 11 – The History of Faberge Eggs – Roberta Neumann is a former history teacher, high school principal and long time Docent at the Peabody Essex Museum. Roberta will discuss the story of the Faberge eggs and how they are linked to the lives, loves and tragedy of the last Romanov Tsar and to the Russian Revolution that changed the course of world history.

Tuesday, February 19 ( note day change ) – Frederick Douglass, the Lynn years: 1841-48. Author and retired journalist from the Salem News and Lynn Item, Thomas Dalton will discuss his new book about famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It follows Douglass from his arrival in Lynn, MA as an unknown 23-year-old fugitive slave to his departure more than six years later as one of the best known abolitionists and orators in the country and abroad.

Backup – Current Events – Explorers member Franklin Hawke leads the group in a discussion of today’s news happenings.


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