PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME SESSIONS MAY HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT!*
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022
7:30-8:45am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST @ EPWORTH CAFE
7:15-8:15am F1 - BIRDING & GARDENING with THE KUNZES
Enjoy early morning birding while you stroll through Hans and Leslie Kunze’s beautiful gardens. Hans will be your guide for both birding and gardening tips. Hans and Leslie will provide a light continental breakfast for participants. One of our most popular workshops! (Must have own transportation - details given at registration check in.)
7:30-7:50am F2- DAILY DEVOTION by REV. TOM KRAFT - STARTING THE DAY WITH GOD
Start your day with a positive attitude looking at Philippians 4 and Galatians 5.
8:00-9:00am ON SITE REGISTRATION @ EPWORTH HALL
9:00-10:30am SESSION IV
F3 - AN INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLORS by MARA ROONEY
In this class you will learn about the tools and basic watercolor techniques you will need to get started in creating beautiful watercolor paintings of your own. No prior experience needed. A family friendly workshop. (make & take)
F4 - CHAPLAIN CHAT: HOW DO WE FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE UNFORGIVABLE THINGS? by REV. TOM KRAFT
People say forgive and forget. It’s easy when someone we love has offended us in a small way and asks our forgiveness. But what if a hateful person has done something horrible to us and doesn’t want to be forgiven? How do we move on and put the hurt behind us?
F5 - BOAT TOUR OF THE LAKE by Asbury Staff
LIMIT 10 Enjoy a slow and easy boat ride on Silver Lake. Take in the views from the lake while listening to the legend of the sea serpent and other long and short tales!
F6 - THREE TO SEE COTTAGE TOURS with Sharon Pratt
This area was established as Methodist Camp Wesley in 1873. People came for religious revivals, singing and enjoying the lake. Early on, tents could be rented and there were hotels. Food tents were available for meals. People came by horse and carriage or on a train and thousands attended programs and classes. Today we are no longer Methodist affiliated but rather a private, historic community of cottages where we offer summer programs and activities for both residents and the public. Come along as we visit 3 cottages to enjoy cottage designs, restorations and renovations.
F7 - PRODUCTIVE HONEYBEES AND BEESWAX FOUNDATION CANDLES by DEB WELCH
How many bees does it take to make a teaspoon of honey? Why do honeys have different flavors? Learn about the ancient medieval drink made with honey – mead—that filled the flasks of the Knights at the feast tables. Find out why only beeswax candles were used in cathedrals over the centuries, and not oil lamps. The ancient Egyptians knew and revered the honeybee. These important pollinators are critical for our food supply, but they are also the only insects that create a food. Participants will make a beeswax foundation candle to take with them. Come and enjoy this family friendly workshop.
F8 - TOURING CUBA by BONNIE and FRANK BRIGHT
A 2020 People-to-People trip to the Island of Cuba exposed the speakers to the current education, culture, and politics of the country. If you are curious about the Special Period in Cuba, the Peter Pan Exodus, Salsa Dancing, and other topics, you won’t want to miss this presentation.
F9 - THE REAL STORY OF THE MONUMENTS MEN-AND WOMEN by DR. PATRICK MCGRADY
Many may recall the 2014 film The Monuments Men, directed by George Clooney and starring Clooney together with a host of other Hollywood greats. The movie was fine entertainment, but its two-hour length hardly sufficed for telling the accurate story of how the men and women of the Allies’ Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section rescued and then protected hundreds of thousands of works of art that were stolen by the Nazis during World War II. This program discusses the almost inconceivable breadth of cultural theft that began to occur immediately following the Nazis ascendency to power, and presents the true identities of some of those individuals who struggled to locate and return the looted items as the war ended. We will focus in particular on one of the lesser known of the Monuments Men, Kenneth C. Lindsay, who was not portrayed in the film but who nonetheless witnessed acts of courage that helped to ensure a significant portion of Europe’s cultural heritage remained with its rightful owners.
F10 - QUILTS NOW & ZEN by KAREN ROLL
Experience the art and style of quilts from the 1800's through present day. With some history and humor thrown in, learn about the colors, designs and stories of the quilts and the women who made them.
10:50am-12:20pm SESSION V
F11 - INTRODUCTION TO POTTERY MAKING! by ED GREEN
Join in this fun, interactive workshop by Ed Green, owner of Green’s Ware Pottery. Ed will begin with a demonstration of the first few stages of making a pot-the throwing and then the trimming. Participants will be offered a chance to get their hands dirty and try throwing. Ed will also be displaying some of his pottery which will be available for purchase.
F12 - THE LORE AND THE LIES: NATIVES, INVASIVES & HEIRLOOMS IN GARDENING
by Emily Conable
Ah, garden diversity! This will be a conversation on the lore, importance and impact on our environment by the growing habits of annuals and perennials as we understand them today.
F13 - KAYAKING with ASBURY STAFF
Have you ever wanted to learn how to kayak? Or maybe you want to take some time to relax on the water. Participants will meet with the Asbury staff for a brief lesson on kayaking and will then glide out onto the lake in an ocean kayak. Ages 10 and up.
F14 - THE BIBLE AND THE SISTINE CHAPEL by DENNIS WIMER
This session provides a brief history of the Sistine Chapel and examines selective biblical narratives painted on its walls and ceiling. The primary focus is the attention to how the artists depict these written narratives for the viewers’ perceptions.
F15 - BOB’S BARN CHAT: LIFE IN A TEN CENT WORLD by BOB MURPHY, SLI HISTORIAN
Join Bob in his toy-filled barn and engage in a chat about when a dime was real money!! Bob will discuss some of his collection of 10-cent toys and artifacts from the 1920s to the 1960s. This is a family friendly presentation. (meeting directions given at registration check in)
F16 - FUN WITH MOUNTAIN DULCIMERS--FAMILIES WELCOME! with GENESEE VALLEY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER CLUB
Learn about mountain dulcimers, a.k.a. lap or Appalachian dulcimers that make such sweet music, and try them out for yourself. They are long, narrow instruments with 3 or 4 strings, held on the lap, strummed with one hand and fretted with the other. The Genesee Valley Mt. Dulcimer Club will show you how, by demonstration and instruction. You will be able to play at least one tune, maybe several, by the end of the class. Loaner instruments provided, and resource materials to take home. All ages invited!
F17 - LUCRETIA MOTT SPEAKS ON ABOLITION AND WOMAN SUFFRAGE
with Renee-Noelle Felice NO LIMIT
Although women of her day, even members of the Religious Society of Friends, were not permitted to participate in public events, Lucretia Coffin Mott (Renee-Noelle Felice ), a member of the Religious Society of Friends following her religious leadings, made her presence known not just among Quakers, but in abolition circles as well. It was her influence that allowed Elizabeth Cady Stanton to begin to assert her own beliefs about women's rights and to help launch the movement that culminated, more than a half-century later, in the passage of the 19th Amendment. Lucretia Mott will speak about her life and experiences, and about the racism that permeated the suffrage movement from its inception. Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions.
F18- HARVESTING A CROP OF COLOR by HOLLY RANKE
Are you aware that the textile and fashion industry is the world’s 2nd largest polluter in the world, right behind the oil industry? Did you know that our skin is the largest organ of our bodies? By simply wearing clothing we can unknowingly expose ourselves to unhealthy chemicals. There awaits a bountiful harvest in our gardens and yards ready for the natural dye process! Nature dying is a little science and a lot of surprise! In this class you will see the delightful effects from harvest to finished sample. Class participants will receive literature and reference materials to assist you in beginning your own adventure!
12:20-1:30pm F19 - LUNCH @ KOINONIA OR LAKE FRONT
12:45-1:30pm F20 - “LUNCH WITH LUCRETIA MOTT and FREDERICK DOUGLASS”
Grab a boxed lunch and observe a luncheon conversation between Lucretia Mott (Renee-Nicole Felice) and Frederick Douglass (Nathan M. Richardson) on the stage of Epworth Hall.
2:00-3:30pm SESSION VI
F21 - LIKE DARK CHOCOLATE, A LITTLE STRESS IS GOOD by BARBARA BRUCE
We are no strangers to stress. We have survived over 2 years of stress that we never planned on. There are still some lingering issues that we can deal with using several tried-and-true tactics. Come and discover a variety of ways to deal with stress (and have a bit of dark chocolate).
F22 - "FREDERICK DOUGLASS SPEAKS ON WOMAN SUFFRAGE"
Frederick Douglass (Nathan M. Richardson) will give the audience a 30 minute synopsis of his life and accomplishments, followed by a (six minute excerpt) recital of his 1848 speech to the First Women Suffrage Convention in Seneca Falls, NY. Mr. Douglass will conclude the program with an unscripted question and answer period with the audience about his letters, speeches and activism supporting the suffrage movement, the abolition of slavery, Reconstruction after the American Civil War and other topics of interest to the audience.
F23 -THREE TO SEE COTTAGE TOUR with Sharon Pratt
This area was established as Methodist Camp Wesley in 1873. People came for religious revivals, singing and enjoying the lake. Early on, tents could be rented and there were hotels. Food tents were available for meals. People came by horse and carriage or on a train and thousands attended programs and classes. Today we are no longer Methodist affiliated but rather a private historic community of cottages where we offer summer programs and activities for both residents and the public. Come along as we visit 3 cottages to enjoy cottage designs, restorations, and renovations.
F24 - BOAT TOUR OF THE LAKE with ASBURY STAFF
Enjoy a slow and easy boat ride on Silver Lake. Take in the views from the lake while listening to the legend of the sea serpent and other long and short tales!
F25 -TOUR OF “THE ELMS” IN WARSAW with BARBARA AKER
Join homeowner Barbara Aker as she gives a tour of her historic home in Warsaw, NY. The home was built in 1884 and was originally owned by the Humphrey family until 2013. The Elms is one of the premier “mansions” of an era long gone. Participants will need to drive and/or carpool from SLI to Warsaw. Directions will be given and participants will be able to follow a guide to her home.
F26 - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOSTA GARDENING by MARCIA SULLY
Marcia Sully is an area expert on growing and maintaining hostas in the garden. Her program will offer a PowerPoint presentation with details for growing hostas, keeping pests and critters out of the hosta garden, tricks for growing hostas in pots, as well as overwintering those pots, and many other tips for successful gardening. She will share what the hot new hostas are for the future, as well as her favorite tried and true varieties. Marcia has several hosta cultivars registered by the American Hosta Society that she has hybridized over the years and will include details about those plants. At the end of the program Marcia will take questions with no question too trivial to ask! You will be amazed at the wealth of hosta knowledge you will gain!
F27 - “FIND YOUR BREAD”…a guided journey to ensure a meaningful life by KINDNESS COACH CHET FERY
A Message from The Breadman:
“Our times call for determining our ‘ingredients’ for living a full and enriched life. My work as an amateur baker, storyteller, coach and motivational speaker has guided me in my search for what really matters in my life. Join our session and begin your own journey. I have baked and given away over 100,000 loaves of bread in what I ave called my ‘Free Bread’ project. Flour, yeast, salt and water are essential ingredients for a loaf of bread. Learn what is essential for you living a full life! Expect a bread making lesson, a sharing of stories, reflective moments, personal growth activities and leave with a self-guided plan for living a better life! ‘Find Your Bread’ means creating your own recipe for living a full and enriched life. Look forward to sharing this experience with you!”
F28 - DROP SPINDLE SPINNING by LINDA FRANKE
Love the idea of learning to spin your own yarn but not sure you want to invest in a spinning wheel? Try spinning with a drop spindle! This relaxing and economical technique takes up no more space than a large water bottle and you can take it anywhere. No experience required, all materials provided.
F29 - “COTTAGE CORE” DISCUSSION AND CRAFT by HOLLY RANKE
Learn some essentials of this heartwarming trend, that celebrates a more simplistic and harmonious lifestyle. Cottage core living embraces the concept of “going back to the basics” of home centered self sufficiency by creating relaxing surroundings, homemade meals, and timeless, comfortable clothing. Simple pleasures soothe the soul! A ”cottage core” make & take craft kit is provided for each class participant.
4:00-5:00pm SESSION VII
F30 - OPEN SWIM
Lifeguards will be on duty for SLE participants to cool off with an afternoon swim in the Asbury pool before dinner and the concert.
F31 - PORCH CHAT with MARCIA SULLY OVERLOOKING JULIE HOFFNER’S HOSTA GARDEN
Come sit on Julie’s porch and continue the hosta discussion with Marcia Sully while enjoying Julie’s hostas.
F32 - PORCH CHAT with DR. PATRICK MCGRADY
What is Art? A conversation about who gets to decide what art is.
F33 - BOAT HOUSES AND LAKEFRONT GARDENS TOUR with GLYNNE SCHULTZ, CHUCK DUSEL and TINA TURNER
Join us for a walking tour of the waterfront of the Silver Lake Institute. Visit some old boat houses, new decks, and beautiful gardens. This walking tour will include some stairs and uneven surfaces.
F34 - DRONES ARE SO COOL! DRONE DEMO by SEAN SPORLEDER
Perry High School Technology teacher Sean Sporleder will demonstrate the operation of the kind of drones used in classrooms and in the community. Sean, who is a licensed drone pilot, understands real-life applications of drone technology, teaching high school students skills which benefit the school and community-at-large. As an example: A former Perry student, Chase Herring, created a virtual tour of The Autism Nature Trail (The ANT) at Letchworth State Park for visitors to view online to help orient them before actually walking the Trail. SESSION IS WEATHER DEPENDENT.
F35 - WHAT IS CREATIVITY & DO I WANT TO GET ANY ON ME? by BARBARA BRUCE
This one-hour class will focus on exercises in creative thinking to “prime the pump” and then will include a CREATIVE SCAVENGER HUNT. Enjoy some different/fun ways of thinking to cap this day at the Silver Lake Experience.
5:00-6:30pm DINNER BREAK-ON YOUR OWN
6:30-7:00pm F36 - ICE CREAM TREATS @ ASBURY SNACK SHACK and EPWORTH HALL -Please register if you plan to join us
Indulge in a cool, tasty dessert before the concert. Treats will be served both at the Epworth Cafe and at the retro Snack Shack.
7:00-8:30pm F37 - CONCERT @ EPWORTH HALL
ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC MARIMBA BAND
Described as “one of the Rochester area’s unique and notable treasures” (SUNY Brockport The Stylus), the RPO Marimba Band was established in 1979, is comprised of members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's current Percussion Section, and continues a three-quarter-century of tradition that was established in the 1950's by the Eastman School of Music's “Marimba Masters”. Specializing in music written and arranged for melodic percussion instruments, the RPO Marimba Band performs their own arrangements of Latin, Pop, and Jazz tunes, and utilize a wide array of percussion instruments such as Marimbas, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Steel Drum, and Drum Set. Since their formation they have performed in venues throughout Western New York including the Eastman Theatre, WROC-TV, WXXI-FM, Rochester City Hall, Monroe County Office Building, RIT’s Ingle Auditorium, SUNY Brockport, Ontario Beach Park, Perinton Amphitheatre, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Honeoye Lake Gazebo, RPO Concerts in the Park series, and many other outdoor festivals.
8:40-9:15 F38 - LANTERN WALK with LISA SCHISKE
“There isn’t enough darkness in the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.” ~ Siddhartha Gautama
As the dark and cold take the place of light and warmth on the outside, we must bring our inner light and warmth to shine forth. To celebrate a lantern walk is to cultivate generosity, kindness, selflessness and a sense of light, power, and love.
Let our Lantern Walk inspire and awaken the light that lives within, and be a reminder to take your light, your gifts and unique talent, these gifts that we all have, and share them with family, friends, and perhaps a stranger or two you meet as you walk along your journey of life.
We promise these moments will be treasures that will last in your heart forever.
LANTERNS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE WALK
*Note: Space is limited for many sessions. Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis.