THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE 

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


THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022



8:00-9:15        REGISTRATION/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:15-9:50        OPENING REMARKS/HOUSEKEEPING

10am-4pm     T1- “SPECIAL SESSION”
                       WHAT’S NEW AT LETCHWORTH STATE PARK
                                                                                                                                LIMIT 20
     Think you’ve seen it all at Letchworth State Park, the Grand Canyon of the East?  Spend your first day of the Silver Lake Experience with interpretive staff from the Park IN the Park with an inside look at recent innovations.  Learn about the butterfly release program at the Humphrey Nature Center, maple sugaring from the Sugar House, and a spot where you can play pickleball, bocce and shuffleboard.  A representative from Adventure Calls will be available to answer your questions about white water rafting on the Genesee River, and Loren Penman (one of the creators of The Autism Nature Trail) will lead a tour of this first of its kind experience in nature.  Plan on lots of walking, although round trip bus transportation will be provided to/from Letchworth State Park/Silver Lake Institute and around the Park.  A box lunch from the Asbury kitchen is included.  NOTE:  $5 transportation fee is payable with registration.


10:10-11:30am  SESSION I 


T2 - QUILTS: A TRUNK SHOW - Challenges, Questionable Color Choices, and Blind Judges by SHARON RENFRO
                                                                                                                              LIMIT 30
   How do you explain a Trunk Show?  Well, there are no trunks involved, quilters know. Challenges taken and challenges tanked.  What to do when you are handed questionable (actually “vomitable”) color chips by your sweet niece for that wedding quilt you are about to build for her? Where to start and where to end? When should that queen sized quilt you've planned only be a doily? Come set a spell, let’s trash some quilts.  Don’t take yourself (or me) too seriously.  Seriously. Let’s keep this light and fluffy. Dubious door prizes.



T3 - WHERE DID I PARK MY CAR? (and other pesky memory issues)  by BARBARA BRUCE
                                                                                                                              LIMIT 40
    Who among us has never said, “What did I do with my keys?”  We all fall victim to various forms of this nagging dilemma. Come and discover things you can do (if you do them) to help deal with these brain bubbles of forgetfulness.                                                 


T4 - SILVER LAKE IS PHENOMENAL SCIENCE: CONNECTING STUDENTS WITH LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES  by TODD SHUSKEY and PERRY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
                                                                                                                              LIMIT 40
     Mr. Shuskey teaches Living Environment, Biology and Aquatic Science at Perry High School. Over the last several years, he and his students have been doing research on the health of Silver Lake and will share their results with the participants. 



T5 - PAINTING ON GLASS by BONNIE BRIGHT
                                                                                                                              LIMIT 15
    Glass painting began in the 9th century in the form of religious symbolism mainly in church windows. Contemporary three-dimensional objects such as vases, wine glasses, and votive holders have become popular today as decorative accents. Come enjoy learning how to paint on glass. Supplies will be included such as various glass objects, brushes, paints, and stencils to trace. Feel free to bring your own ideas as well!! 
 (make & take)                        

                                           
T6 - THREE TO SEE COTTAGE TOURS by 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. 

     
T7 - BOAT TOUR OF SILVER 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!


T8 - CHAPLAIN CHAT: CORRECTING EVERYTHING THAT STANDS AGAINST LOVE 

by REV. MYRA BROWN
                                                                                                                            NO LIMIT
      Given the moment we are in, to right historical wrongs and safeguard a more just future, Rev. Myra will unpack Dr. King's quote on power, love, and justice. Learning from the lessons of the summer of 2020 with the death of Daniel Prude, Rev. Myra will chronicle our collective responsibility as a family of God to use power and justice to correct everything that stands against love!

         
T9 - CREATING FAIRY HOUSES AND A FAIRY TRAIL by LISA SCHISKE    
                                                                                                                             LIMIT 25
         Let your childhood fantasy come into bloom! Step into a world of enchantment and build a fairy house or gnome home. Place your finished creation onto the Asbury Retreat nature trail and be entered into a competition! The winner will be announced on August 6th! Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring supplies from home.


11:45am-1:00pm     T10 - LUNCH AT KOINONIA 



1:20-3:20pm        SESSION II


T11 - FUN WITH WATER AND COLOR  by SANDRA TYLER
                                                                                                                             LIMIT 12
       Spend time with me playing in the water and using color to celebrate our aliveness! No prerequisite required just a desire to imagine and create. This is about having fun with paint using the magic of WATERCOLOR! 🎨  (make & take)                                
         
          
 T12 - PIONEER CABIN TOUR & SEA SERPENT TALK by BOB MURPHY                                                                                                                                                               LIMIT 25
      A history of the Silver Lake Sea Serpent through the eyes of the native Senecas, the AB Walker hoax and the continued story of the sea serpent today. A tour of the Pioneer Museum is included, which is one of the oldest museums in New York State.



​T13 - FLORAL DESIGN by PERRY GARDEN CLUB
                                                                                                                            LIMIT 12
   The Perry Garden Club will present a class on techniques for a step-by-step tabletop floral design which participants will make then take home with them. This is a beginner class which will discuss the elements of design for floral arranging. All materials will be provided.

     
T14 - CAREERS BEHIND THE SCENES by MARA and JOHN ROONEY
                                                                                                                            LIMIT 40
   Have you ever spent an evening at the theatre and wondered - how'd they do that? Ever been to a rock concert and thought: I want to be a part of this! This is the talk for you. John and Mara Rooney have been working behind the scenes of the professional live events industry for the past 20 years. Their experiences include working for the Metropolitan Opera House, Academy Awards, WWE Wrestlemania, Super Bowl Half-Time Show, multiple concert tours, and more. John will talk about being an electrician and pyrotechnician while Mara will share her experience as a scenic designer and scenic artist. The discussion will include how to have a career in live events, how creative ideas are taken to actualization, and past professional experiences.

                                                                 
T15 - PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS by LINDA FRANKE
                                                                                                                            LIMIT 25
     Wondering what to do with your family's precious photos? What is best - boxes or albums? How can you organize them so you can find the one you want when you need it? Let Linda give you some tips and ideas to make your family gallery organized and fun!
   
                                                 
T16 - BOAT TOUR OF SILVER 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!


T17 - TOUR OF “THE ELMS” IN WARSAW with BARBARA AKER
                                                                                                                           LIMIT 12
   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. 
                               
                                            
T18 - MARK TWAIN LIVE!  by MIKE RANDALL
                                 THIS WILL BE A ONE HOUR PERFORMANCE  

                                                                                                                          NO LIMIT
   Mr. Twain will be sharing some of his wisdom, gathered during his many adventures out West and around the world. He may discuss his recent stay at a “Health Factory” or explain why he thinks he would make an ideal presidential candidate or share a selection from his classic book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The truth is, Mark Twain never really knows what he’s going to talk about until he opens his mouth-but he promises that it will be fun and entertaining. 


4:00-5:00pm         SESSION III


​T19 - 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. 


T20 - DAILY DEVOTION: LOVE AND JUSTICE by REV. MYRA BROWN 
                                                                                                                           LIMIT 20                           
   Examining the two hearts of God! Rev. Myra will share a song, some scripture reflections and waterside chat about how to carry the fullness of God's heart in these turbulent times.



T21 - FUN WITH THE DRUM by JACKIE SWABY              
                                                                                                                           LIMIT 20
                    Enjoy a relaxing drum circle session with Jackie Swaby.
     In this session, participants will learn a few basic drum strokes that they can use to create simple rhythms. These rhythms will be created and performed during the drum circle, incorporating other percussion instruments. Jackie Swaby has lived in this area for over 30 years. She is a native of Jamaica, West Indies, and has made music with her hands on boxes, pans, tambourines, drums, and more for over 40 years. Share Jackie’s passion for drumming on a pan, a box, or a drum in this fun drum circle. Many of the drums to be provided are small hand drums, so participants may wish to bring their own.                                       

                                                
T22 - NEEDLE TATTING (TOOLS INCLUDED)  by LINDA FRANKE                                                                                                                                                                      LIMIT 6
   Learn the traditional art of needle tatting! Linda will show you how to make lace using a long needle and cotton thread. We will learn to make chains and rings and combine them to make a bookmark in class. All materials provided.

                                                
T23 - BOAT HOUSES AND LAKEFRONT GARDENS TOUR  by GLYNNE SCHULTZ, CHUCK DUSEL and TINA TURNER
                                                                                                                            LIMIT 10            
   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.
    
                                               
T24 - BRUSHSTROKES FROM THE PAST by LAURINDA WALLACE
                                                                                                                           LIMIT 40
     Explore the intriguing lives of artists Lemuel M. Wiles, Jennie and Annie Myers, and Jane and Frances Judson. All were nationally recognized artists who made their homes in the quiet villages of Castile and Perry, NY, in the 1800s and early decades of the 20th century. The Myers and Judson sisters, although from disparate backgrounds, pursued excellence in their chosen mediums—drawing, painting, textile art, and woodblock print-making. Adventurous for their times, these women traveled to Europe and throughout the United States to further their art education, exhibit their art, and paint. Lemuel Wiles of Perry, NY (1826-1905) was the art school director at Ingham University in LeRoy, NY, an early university for women. In addition, he founded the Silver Lake Art School and established the art department at Peabody University in Tennessee (later part of Vanderbilt University). Discover their artistic journeys, the impact of their lives in Wyoming County, and the beauty of their art in this workshop.  


T25 - AN ARCHITECTURAL STROLL ALONG LAKEVIEW AVENUE with SHARON PRATT 
                                                                                                                          LIMIT 12
   Take a guided stroll along Lakeview Avenue to look at cottage architecture and hear stories about colors and architectural changes.

                      
5:00-6:30pm   DINNER BREAK - ON YOUR OWN


6:30-7:00pm  T26 - PRE-CONCERT DESSERTS by THE FAMOUS GLEN IRIS INN

@ EPWORTH CAFE - Please register if you plan to join us
                                              
                                         
7:00-8:30pm   T27 - CONCERT @ EPWORTH HALL - AN EVENING OF JAZZ                       with REBECCA GILBERT and FRIENDS
                               
      Join Rochester and Buffalo musical luminaries Rebecca Gilbert (flute), Nick Weiser (piano), Michael Griffin (bass) and John Bacon(drums) for an evening of music that will make your heart sing, swing and dance.  Program to include Three Lakes for Flute and Piano by Daniel Dorff, Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio by Claude Bolling, Sonata Latino for Flute and Jazz Trio by Mick Mower, and more!  Lighthearted and joyful music to make your summer night one to remember.


8:45-9:15pm   T28 - LANTERN WALK with LISA SCHISKE 
                                                                                                                              LIMIT 20
     “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.