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​​​                                               SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE



PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME SESSIONS MAY HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT!


SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022

7:30-8:45am       CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST @ EPWORTH CAFE



7:15-8:15am       S1 - BIRDING & GARDENING with THE KUNZES
                                                                                                                                         LIMIT 20         
   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  S2- DAILY  DEVOTION by RABBI ADAM SCHELDT - FINDING THE PRESENT MOMENT
                                                                                                                                        LIMIT 20
                                     

8:00-9:00am    ON SITE REGISTRATION @ EPWORTH HALL
                                               

9:00-10:30am       SESSION IV


​S3 - A CONVERSATION WITH HARRIET TUBMAN by MAGGIE MOORE                        
                                                                                                                                       NO LIMIT
   Harriet was born into a world that placed value only on her physical ability to produce but her worth came from a source deep within that compelled her to strive for and gain her freedom.  After gaining her freedom, she did the unthinkable:  Harriet accepted her divine appointment and returned to the place where she was once held captive, defied the odds against her, and led others to freedom.  Come, journey with her as she takes you through the experience of a life full of dangers and a faith greater than fear. This is a family friendly presentation.
                                         
                                         
S4 - THREE TO SEE COTTAGE TOUR with SHARON PRATT                    
                                                                                                                                       LIMIT 12
   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. 
 
                                                  
S5 - THE REAL STORY OF THE MONUMENTS MEN-AND WOMEN by DR. PATRICK MCGRADY                                                                                                                                               LIMIT 40
   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.
                                                  
                                  
S6 - THE HISTORY OF STAINED GLASS by VALERIE O’HARA-PIKE STAINED GLASS STUDIO
                                                                                                                                      LIMIT 40    
   In 1908, William Pike founded the Pike Stained Glass Studio in Rochester after working for Tiffany Studios on Long Island. Valerie, now owner of the Pike Studio, is the great niece of Mr. Pike and started working there when she was 12. She will give an overview of the history of stained glass, placing it within the larger context of art and architectural history, comparing different techniques and schools of thought. She will also discuss the steps involved in designing, creating, and repairing stained glass windows while sharing some stories from the 3 generations of the studio’s history.
                       
                                             
S7- 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!
                                                 

S8 - MAKING YOUR OWN PAPER EARRINGS by SZETING BELLAMY                            
                                                                                                                                     LIMIT 15
      Come and make some cute, dangle charm earrings out of paper! In this class, you'll be creating origami earrings and designing your own abstract paper earrings that are lightweight and water-resistant. Get ready to be creative and make some artsy earrings!


S9 - DAILY CHAPLAIN CHAT with RABBI ADAM SCHELDT - “FINDING YOUR SOURCE TO CHART YOUR FUTURE”
                                                                                                                                     LIMIT 30
     Within Judaism, we have many names for the Divine.  One of them is the Source.  When capitalized, we think of Divinity, when used in the lowercase, we think of a starting point, a beginning, an inception.  In our time together we will explore the S/sources of who we are as individuals, locate ourselves in our present moments, and begin to explore how we might chart our courses into the future.  
                                                    

S10 - “FIND YOUR BREAD”… a guided journey to ensure a  meaningful life by KINDNESS COACH CHET FERY 
                                                                                                                                     LIMIT 25 
                                                       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 have 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!”                                        
                                                                          
S11 - COMMON MYTHS ABOUT POVERTY IN AMERICA by  ROSEMARY SHADER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Community Action for Wyoming County
                                                                                                                                     LIMIT 40
   Poverty is an exhausting, all-consuming struggle of trying to make ends meet. It is the daily stress of having to choose between what bills to pay, putting food on the table and whether the car will make it to work today. Poverty erodes a sense of security, it damages self-esteem, and undermines plans and hopes for the future. This workshop will explore the facts behind myths and misperceptions about poverty that are perpetuated in our society everyday through various mediums and mindsets. Rosemary Shader is the Executive Director for Community Action for Wyoming County the local agency combating the causes of poverty. She brings lived experience and thought-provoking analogies to this discussion.  



11:00AM-12:30pm   SESSION IX


S12 - EMBURY LANTERNS – LIGHTING THE GLOBE by ERIC SZUCS 
                                                                                                                                   NO LIMIT
   Take a journey into the early-1900’s to learn about Embury Lanterns. Founded in Rochester, NY, grown in Warsaw, NY – this interactive discussion will not only review the origins of this home-grown company and how they grew to become one of the most popular lanterns in the world, but also the many different kinds of lanterns that exist and what they were used for. There will be an array of lanterns to see, engage with, and several for purchase.                                                                                  
                                     
S13 - KAYAKING  with ASBURY STAFF                        
                                                                                                                                       LIMIT 10
   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.

                                                         
S14 - BOB’S BARN CHAT: LIFE IN A TEN CENT WORLD  by  BOB MURPHY, SLI HISTORIAN              
                                                                                                                                      LIMIT 8
   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)
                                         
                                 
S15 - WATERCOLORS: FLORAL FOCUS by MARA ROONEY
                                                                                                                                      LIMIT 12
     In this specialized class, we'll focus on layering washes of watercolors for foliage and flowers. Instruction will focus on painting a beautiful red rose. Some basic watercolor experience required.
                                               

S16 - DECORATIVE GARDEN TOOLS by BONNIE BRIGHT 
                                                                                                                                      LIMIT 15
   Garden Art is a decorative way to combine your flowering gardens with expressive handmade art. We will be decorating a garden trowel to compliment your garden or give as a gift to your favorite gardener. All supplies are included. Just bring your creative spirit to make a fun project.                                                                                                             
    
S17 - THE ACCIDENTAL AUTHOR  by MAGGIE BARNES, AUTHOR
                                                                                                                                     LIMIT 40
   What happens when a writer is the last person to realize she is a writer? Maggie Barnes stumbled into a writing career with no clue what she was doing. What followed was a twisted path of assignments, awards, and sudden self-awareness that changed her life. It hasn't been graceful, but it has been fun! Come hear some short stories in the joyous confession of "The Accidental Author."                                    
                                                                                          
                                                    
S18 - THE ORIGIN, DEVELOPMENT AND COPYING of EARLY CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE by DENNIS WIMER
                                                                                                                                        LIMIT 40

   When and how was The Bible initially assembled?  Who assembled it? What were the beginnings of a Christian Canon? When the Christian Scriptures moved from an oral to a literary tradition, how were they published, circulated and distributed? What effects did this have on the Christian community? These are some of the questions addressed in this session.
                                            

S19 - MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS by JON and ALENA WINTERS 
                                                                                                                                       LIMIT 20
     We’re living in a time where we are busier and more stressed than we have ever been. As a result of our continuous stress, lack of movement, lack of sleep/rest and poor diet choices, chronic disease (dis-ease) numbers continue to rise. Mindfulness & Meditation are some of the best tools that we can use to reverse these trends and get you on your way to improved health and wellness. We will demonstrate and discuss various formal and informal mindfulness practices, allowing you to feel more relaxed, balanced and at peace.



S20 -TEACUP FLORAL ARRANGING by LISA SEEWALDT
                                                                                                                                       LIMIT 15
   Please come and join florist Lisa Seewaldt from Ash-Lin's Elegant Rose shop in Warsaw, New York. She will guide you in creating a delightful Teacup Floral Arrangement to add a touch of beauty (and maybe a little magic) to your home or garden party. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring a special teacup if you so desire.                                 
                      

12:30-1:40pm   S21 - LUNCH @ KOINONIA OR THE LAKE



                                               
2:00-3:30pm   SESSION X

                                              
S22 - THREE TO SEE  COTTAGE TOUR with SHARON PRATT
                                                                                                                                      LIMIT 12
   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. 


S23- RECOVERING the AMERICAN THEATRE:  A CONVERSATION with THEATRE CRITIC DR. TOM SELLAR
                                                                                                                                     LIMIT 40
     The COVID-19 pandemic shut down American theaters for more than a year and has prompted a series of crises for theater professionals and others working in live performing arts. What strategies have artists used to survive and keep producing? Join Tom Sellar, editor of Theater magazine and Professor at Yale University’s School of Drama, for an informal conversation about recent developments and future outlooks for the theater, as well as some artistic highlights from the past seasons.                                                                                                                     
                                                

S24 - PURSUING A PASSION with JOHN KUCKO
                                                                                                                                    LIMIT 40
   Some might have called it risky for a long-time TV sports anchor (with a photography hobby) to switch to a part-time news anchor position with WROC-TV Rochester in order to spend more time on a digital career. You'll enjoy John Kucko's story of transition that has led him to become one of the most widely followed photographers/videographers on social media.

                                                    
S25 - KOMBUCHA MAKING by JON and ALENA WINTERS
                                                                                                                                    LIMIT 20
     Fermented foods are beneficial for a healthy diet and have been around for centuries. Kombucha, a fermented tea, is one of those foods that has become very popular over recent years. In this workshop, we will demonstrate the process to make your own kombucha at home, along with discussing the benefits of the fermented drink. We will also have samples for you to taste at the end of the workshop.
  
                                             
S26 - SENIOR ALERT ~ PROTECT YOURSELF AND LOVED ONES FROM SCAMMERS  by PAT STANDISH
                                                                                                                                    LIMIT 30
   While it seems unconscionable to most, senior citizens present a large target for devious scams to rob them of their money or identities. When scammers know how to confuse and gain the trust of the elderly, they have virtual free reign of bank accounts, personal information, and even assets.  If you are concerned about the well-being of a senior in your life, or like me, are a senior who wants to protect yourself, join us and learn about the most recent risks and scams and ways for you to determine the legitimacy of the offer.

                                                
S27 - THE WORLD OF WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH  by PAUL GUSMANN and KEN WALLACE
                                                                                                                                    LIMIT 25
   Join Paul Gusmann and Ken Wallace for this unique insight into the life of William Pryor Letchworth, who made his first purchase of land in 1859 and began his work on the Glen Iris Estate.  Paul will portray Mr. Letchworth, and Ken will share personal stories of his family's connection to the man who donated the land which became Letchworth State Park.        
                                                  

S28 - BOAT TOUR OF SILVER LAKE  with 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!
                                                                
                                              
S29 - WALKING IN EUROPE: VILLAGE TO VILLAGE, ON OUR OWN by DONNA DONNELLY
                                                                                                                                 NO LIMIT
  This is exactly what my husband and I did in five different countries on five separate trips to Europe.  In 2014 he convinced me to try a long-distance walk and we haven’t looked back since. We still enjoy visiting important cities and famous cultural attractions on our trips, but the week-long walks from village to village are now what we most look forward to. We have experienced and learned so much about each country and its people by meeting them where they live. 

If the idea of walking in Europe from village to village and staying in lovely budget-friendly accommodations intrigues you, then let me introduce you to our five amazing long-distance walks. They include the Cammino di Francesco in the Rieti Valley of Italy, the GR7 through the Alpujarras in the Sierra Nevada of southern Spain, the Escapardenne Eisleck Trail passing through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium into Luxembourg, the Menalon Trail in the Peloponnese mountains of Greece, and finally the Rota Vicentina in the Algarve region of southern Portugal.

All you need is the desire to travel slowly on centuries-old paths and back roads with a backpack, a good pair of hiking boots and an open mind.  I’ll talk about our process: how we choose the path, find the best villages and authentic accommodations along the way, and how we figure out how to use local public transportation on both ends of the walk.

I’ll share some tips on how to get started, some photographs of the sights we’ve seen, and some stories about the people we’ve met along the way. Be open to all of the possibilities and discoveries that await you.                 
                                             
                                               
S30 - ART SHOW @ HOAG
   Visit the historic Hoag Art Gallery located on the lakefront any time from 2-5pm.  Here is an opportunity to view and purchase original artwork created by local artists, much of it inspired by scenes and life at Silver Lake. 
    
                                       

4:00-5:00pm    SESSION XI

                                               
S31 - 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.

                                               
S32 - PORCH CHAT - DAYDREAMING OF FRANCE  by SUSAN MEEGAN
                                                                                                                                    LIMIT 12
   Calling all Francophiles! Please join me for a chat at my cottage as I reminisce about trips to France and the places I visited with my students when I was a French teacher… Avignon, St. Paul de Vence, Nice, Arles, Nîmes, Aix-en-Provence, Chenonceau, Mt. St. Michel, Saint-Malo, and of course, Paris.                                        
                                                
S33 - ART SHOW @ HOAG 
   Visit the historic Hoag Art Gallery located on the lakefront any time from 2-5pm.  Here is an opportunity to view and purchase original artwork created by local artists, much of it inspired by scenes and life at Silver Lake. 
                                                                                                                                                                              

S34 - PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF SLI-BOB MURPHY
                                   (upstairs in Hoag Gallery - not handicap accessible)
                                                                                                                                 LIMIT 25 
   Bob will discuss his passion of preserving the history of SLI through the photographs he oversees in the historic Hoag Memorial Art Gallery. This photo presentation will include the Silver Lake Railroad, The Institute, and the Walker Road area. Bob will include a question/answer session and artifacts as well as photographs.

                                                                                                       
S35 - LAKESIDE ACOUSTIC GUITAR CONCERT by DON THOMAS
                                                                                                                                 NO LIMIT
   Come relax at the lakefront while listening to the beautiful and soothing music of Don Thomas. As he greets his guests, he plays his music with a kind smile and a soft-spoken demeanor. His playing is gentle, and exquisitely mesmerizing. The purity of his writing comes straight from the heart of a musician’s soul. This workshop is designed to inspire and guide you through the energy of summer days and the warmth of summer nights. (Rain location will be given on day of concert.)                                                                                                                               

S36 - CHAIR YOGA by JON and ALENA WINTERS        
                                                                                                                                LIMIT 20
   Yoga is a practice of breath, movement and mindfulness (awareness). We believe that the practice of yoga is for everybody and every body. In this class, we will present a yoga practice using the support of a chair. This practice will be beneficial and accessible to all participants. All levels welcome and no experience necessary.
                                                          
                                               
S37- PERRY’S PUBLIC-PRIVATE-PEOPLE PARTNERSHIP: A  REVITALIZATION STORY with RICK HAUSER
                                                                                                                               LIMIT 40
   Rick Hauser, the current Mayor of Perry, NY and a principal at in.site: architecture, is passionate about partnerships.  He has degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture from Cornell University and the University of Virginia and served on the faculty of Hobart and William Smith Colleges for a dozen years.  When Rick was looking for a rural location to open an architectural firm nearly 20 years ago, he had difficulty leasing a property in Perry, even though vacant buildings existed. So, in 2005, he formed a partnership and visibly demonstrated the difference between "spending" and "investing."  Hear Rick explain why Perry has been called a good case study of downtown revitalization.
                                                                       
         

                                      
5:00-6:30pm    DINNER BREAK - ON YOUR OWN
                                               
                                             
6:30-7:00pm    S38 - PRE-CONCERT DESSERT @ EPWORTH CAFE
                                 
                                   
7:00-8:30pm   S39 - CONCERT @ EPWORTH HALL    
                          CORNELIUS EADY TRIO from NEW YORK CITY 
     National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominated poet Cornelius Eady has set his poetry to song with the Cornelius Eady Trio. Eady's songs tell the story of passing time, the Black American experience and the blues in the style of Folk & Americana music. Guitarists Charlie Rauh & Lisa Liu join Eady to create layered and graceful arrangements to bolster Eady's adept craftsmanship as a songwriter, lyricist and poet. The Trio has performed at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and recently appeared on the PBS NewHour CANVAS series.

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*Note: Space is limited for many sessions. Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis.