<![CDATA[Peer Learning of Chapel Hill - Peer Learning News]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:49:03 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[November  2019 Stepping Out Luncheon]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:23:29 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/november-2019-stepping-out-luncheon
Our tradition of "lunching out" for the month of  November shall be on Friday, November 15th, at 11:30 AM  at ZOE'S KITCHEN MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT, Eastgate Shopping Plaza.

Driving Directions:  Drive along 15-501, turn into Eastgate Shopping plaza (Trader Joe's)  drive to southeast corner.  Parking is also available at the Plaza parking lot.


Please, RSVP to Jim Neeley Sr. or Sonia early, as they have to give the restaurant a count, but not later than Wednesday 13th.  Contact:
  • Sonia's contact only possible by mobile Phone: 919-942-7215
  • Jim Neeley's email : rsvp.jim.neeley@gmail.com and/or his mobile No.  919 696 6105. 

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<![CDATA[New Course:  Edward & Wallis: Marriage and Mischief 1931-1986]]>Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:59:27 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/new-course-edward-wallis-marriage-and-mischief-1931-1986WHAT: Edward and Wallis: Marriage and Mischief 1931 to 1986
DESCRIPTION: The course will cover the dramatic relationship of the American, Wallis Simpson, and King Edward focusing on their courtship and its impact on the British royal family, the abdication and its impact on Britain, their wedding, the scandal during the Second World War, and their post-war life in Paris until her death in 1986.
WHEN: Thursdays on Nov. 14 and Nov. 21 at 1:30 - 3:00 (Free. All are welcome!)
WHERE: Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill at room 17 in the Children Education wing. 
Layout where we hold opera classes. 
It is a very quiet end of an unoccupied wing with 45 seats and a big screen w HDMI cable to my PC for powerpoint presentations.  Very easy to set up.  WHO: Andrew O'Brien was born in the U.K. and graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Oxford University. Andrew also has a teaching degree from London University and a masters degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University. He taught middle school for 21 years in Maryland. Recently retired, Andrew and his wife recently moved to NC.

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<![CDATA[Collegiate Sports Course Update]]>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 18:42:34 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/collegiate-sports-course-updateThe revised schedule  for Thursdays at 11:00 in the pocket room.
 
    Oct 31:  I  Some General Stuff About Competition
    Oct 31:  II   Football 
                      A little history  1869-1920s , Mid 20th century, Current
                    How the Game of Football is played in College today.
    Nov 7          session cancelled
    Nov 14:  III Basketball 
    Nov 21:        No class this date
    Nov 28:        No class Thanksgiving Day break
    Dec.  5:  IV  Baseball 
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<![CDATA[Lecture on Victoria & Albert: The People Behind the Scenes]]>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:00:10 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/lecture-on-victoria-albert-the-people-behind-the-scenesWHAT: Victoria and Albert: The People BEHIND the Stories

WHEN: Thursdays on Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 at 1:30 - 3:00 (All are welcome!)

WHERE: Pocket door room at Binkley Baptist Church

WHO: Andrew O'Brien was born in the U.K. and graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Oxford University. Andrew also has a teaching degree from London University and a masters degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University. He taught middle school for 21 years in Maryland. Recently retired, Andrew and his wife recently moved to NC.]]>
<![CDATA[October 2019 Third Friday Luncheon]]>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:33:31 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/october-2019-third-friday-luncheonDate:  Friday, 10/18/19
Time:  11:30 AM
Place:  Sutton's in the Atrium, Europa Center, 100 Europa Dr, Chapel Hill

Driving Directions:
Drive along 15-501, turn right in front of Sheraton, drive straight, 
turn right before reaching Legion Road.

Please RSVP to Jim Neeley Sr. or Sonia early, as they have to 
give the restaurant a count, but not later than Wednesday, October 16th. Jim Neeley's email : rsvp.jim.neeley@gmail.com.

​As always friends, family or guests are welcome.









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<![CDATA[October 11th Meet & Greet and Lecture]]>Sat, 28 Sep 2019 21:54:36 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/october-11th-meet-greet-and-lecture Picture
The Meet & Greet and Lecture for October are as follows:

Meet & Greet
Date:  10/11/2019
Time:  10:30 AM
Location:  Lounge of Binkley Memorial Baptist Church

Lecture
Date:  10/11/2019
Time:  11:00 AM
Location:  Lounge of Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
Lecture Title:  Shakespeare in Arabic by Abdul Sattar Jawad
Speaker Bio: Abdul Sattar Jawad, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Duke University, is a writer, translator, and poet. He did his Ph.D. in London’s City University, 1984. Jawad published 15 books on literature and journalism and edited several literary periodicals. He taught at Harvard, Mississippi, NCCU, and North Carolina University. Jawad was Secretary General of the Iraqi Writers Union and edited several newspapers and literary periodicals. He is an expert on the works of Shakespeare: https://sites.duke.edu/abdulsattarjawad/ and T. S. Eliot, see: T.S. Eliot in Baghdad, Edwin Mellen, 2014.

The Meet & Greet and Lecture are open to the public.

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<![CDATA[September 3rd Friday Lunch]]>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:47:02 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/september-3rd-friday-lunch
​Our tradition of "lunching out" for the month of September shall be on Friday, September 20th,  at 12:00 noon
At:  La Hacienda, 1813 DOBBIN Drive on  15 501 between Sage Road and I 40 Highway intersection, near LOWE'S. 

Please RSVP to Jim Neeley Sr. by Wednesday, September 18th. Jim Neeley's email: james.neeley.sr@gmail.com  

As always friends, family, or guests are welcome.

Hope to see you there.

From Peer Learning
Sonia Hanker,  luncheon planner
Mir Ali,    communications 

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<![CDATA[Volunteers Needed for Meet & Greet Setup on 9/13/2019]]>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:59:49 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/volunteers-needed-for-meet-greet-setup-on-9132019
10:00 Lounge set-up:
  • Bring Opera cart from storage to lounge (return to Room 17 after)
  • Set up chairs in "theater in the round" format 
  • Provide video for Peer Learning  intro

           Set up for social:                                        
  •  Supply snacks - vegan desired 
  •  Set up coffee  (Sally Anne?)                                    
10:30  Assist guest speaker 
  • Assist Guest speaker with video needs (Jim Neeley)
  • Meet speaker (Sonia Hanker or Jim Neeley)
            
11:00   Fall 2019 Semester Overview & Guest Speaker
  • Fall 2019 course overview (Sally Binkowski)  
  • Introduction of Guest Speaker (Sonia Hanker or Jim Neeley) 
         

12:00   Book Club  & Lounge Clean Up
  • Get library books:  11 (possibly 13-14 needed) 
  • Lounge Clean-up    
  • Return Opera cart to Room 17 for season

RSVP to James Neeley (james.neeley.sr@gmail.com) if you can provide help. 

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<![CDATA[Fall 2019 Meet & Greet and Guest Speaker]]>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:37:25 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/fall-2019-meet-greet-and-guest-speakerMeet & Greet
Time:  10:30 AM
Place:  Lounge of Binkley Memorial Baptist Church

Guest Speaker
Time:  11:00 AM - 12 Noon
Place:  Lounge of Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
Speaker:  Lenore Braford, Piedmont Animal Refuge
Lenore Braford is the founder, volunteer interim Executive Director, and volunteer Shelter Manager at the Refuge. Her drive to advocate for populations in need began in middle school when she began working with children with disabilities. That work continues today, but her circle of compassion was widened to include farm animals when she began to question how our society views and treats them during her studies at Oberlin College. Since that time she has been steadily working to advocate for farm animals while educating the general public about the truths behind their treatment and their worth as individuals. Lenore has been vegan since 2007 and enjoys playing music, being outdoors and spending time with her cat Sipsie. 


Before the guest speaker, Sally Binkowski, the President of Peer Learning, will provide a brief overview of the Fall 2019 courses.

The Meet & Greet is free and open to the public.  Hope to see you there.
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<![CDATA[August 2019 3rd Friday Lunch]]>Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:08:05 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/august-2019-3rd-friday-lunchOur tradition of "lunching out" for the month of August shall be as follows:
 
Friday, August 16th  at 12:00 noon
Location:  Rasa Indian And Chinese Restaurant, 1826 MLK Parkway plaza, Chapel Hill

RASA is located in the Harris Teeter shopping center on Perkins Drive in the white facade on the corner.  RASA is opposite the Exxon gas station.
  • From I-40 exit to Chapel Hill, head south toward Chapel Hill and take the very  first left onto Perkins Drive.
  • From Chapel Hill, take MLK north past Weaver Dairy Rd.  Turn right onto Perkins.
  • From Weaver Dairy Rd, take Perkins Drive just before MLK traffic light.

Please RSVP to Jim Neeley:   James.Neeley@gmail.com as early as possible.

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