<![CDATA[Peer Learning of Chapel Hill - Peer Learning News]]>Sat, 22 Feb 2020 13:32:28 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Change in February 2020 Stepping Out Lunch]]>Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:29:52 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/change-in-february-2020-stepping-out-lunchHi Peer Learners,

Due to Peer Learning's bad weather policy, our tradition of "lunching out" for the month of  February 2020, shall now be on Friday, February 28th, at 11:30am  at:
First Watch
1101 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517    

Located on NC 54 near Glenn Lenox  toward I-40 and Durham.  Parking between the buildings east of NC-54.

Formerly "The Egg & I", it is a breakfast chain with a new name &  menu. 
 
NOTE: From the corporate web site: 
The restaurant still serves eggs — they’re advertised as cage-free — although some omelets are made with just the whites.  You still can get biscuits and gravy, but the sausage comes from a turkey, not a pig.

First Watch has shifted the restaurant’s hours a half hour later. It’s now open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. seven days a week and has beefed up its lunch menu with more salads, soups and sandwiches.
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<![CDATA[Spring 2020 Opera Class]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 03:19:54 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/spring-2020-opera-classThe Spring 2020 Opera class will be delayed by one week.  It will NOW start on Monday, February 24th, and run for 12 consecutive weeks.  he class will end on Monday, May 11th.]]><![CDATA[February 2020 Social & Lecture]]>Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:19:54 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/february-2020-social-lectureDate:  Friday, 2/14
Location:  Binkley Memorial Baptist Church

Social:  10:30 AM

Lecture:  11:00 AM
Speaker:  Frank Binkowski
Topic:  New Assessments of Past Climate Events: Are They Relevant Today?


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<![CDATA[Revised Message from the President]]>Fri, 10 Jan 2020 17:24:07 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/revised-message-from-the-presidentWelcome Peer Learners and a special welcome to those joining us for the first time.

Our Spring 2020 semester will begin with a 10:30 coffee hour on February 14 followed by our Second Friday lecture by Duke University researchers who will tell us about the Duke Adult Studies program and the clinical trial process at Duke. This event is free and open to the public so invite your friends to join us and learn about Peer Learning.

Our regular classes begin on February 17 and, as always, we will offer morning and afternoon classes Monday through Thursday. We will have a spring break on the week of April 6-10 (Passover and Holy Week). No classes on March 3rd, Super Tuesday for election or the afternoon of March 5th Blood Drive. As we usually do, we will have a monthly social hour with guest speaker, followed by Book Club and will continue our Stepping Out luncheons but, due to calendar conflicts, these will not always be on the second and third Fridays so watch for announcements or check our web site calendar.

This semester, we have recruited an exciting mix of classes and instructors.

We will continue our popular “Friends Around the Kitchen Table”, Short Story and Book Clubs. Ingrid Baird will present a Journey of Operas with an Oriental theme, (no spring break in this class), George Baroff will offer a second semester of “The American West” and Alan Ziegler will again coordinate “Science Roundtable”, though this class will be at a new time.

New classes will include: “Investigating American Presidents” led by Dr. Michael Joseph, Mir Ali will present “A Short History of Overseas Colonies of European Empires”, Gary West will teach us about “Ancient Humans” and Beth Timson will explore the fascinating subject of “Volcanoes and Human History”. Back by popular demand, Barbara Tepperman has agreed to coordinate “Reading Shakespeare” for one more play.

A registration form is included in this packet and also available on our website, Dues are still only $35 per peer and this fee entitles you to attend every class and activity offered this semester. Checks should be given in person to our treasurer, Jim Neeley, or mailed to Peer Learning of Chapel Hill, P. O. Box 2821, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2821.

All classes meet at Binkley Baptist Church, located at the corner of 15-501 Bypass and Willow Drive; use the parking lot and doors at the back of the building to enter. News about the program, pictures of our activities, class descriptions and registration materials are posted on our website. You may contact us at our webpage https://www.PeerLearningofChapelHill.com or email us at Peer.Learning.of.Chapel.Hill@gmail.com .

As always, we welcome suggestions for new classes and speakers. Please invite others to join us in beginning a rewarding new semester of learning and friendship.

Sally Binkowski, President]]>
<![CDATA[January 2020 Stepping Out Lunch]]>Tue, 07 Jan 2020 20:38:26 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/january-2020-stepping-out-lunchOur tradition of "lunching out" for the month of  January 2020, shall be as follows:

DATE:   1/17/2020 (Friday)
TIME:  12 Noon
LOCATION:  MAGONE ITALIAN GRILL, Timberlyne Shopping Center, Weaver Dairy Road

Driving Directions:
Shopping Center is at the intersection of Weaver Dairy Rd and Martin Luther King Road.  Parking is available in the Plaza parking lot.

Please, RSVP to Jim Neeley Sr. or Sonia early, as they have to give the restaurant a head-count, but not later than Wednesday, 1/15/2020.
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 phone:  919-696-6105. 
 
As always friends, family or guests are welcome.  Hope all is well and we shall see you at Magone's.



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<![CDATA[Letter from Our President - Spring 2020 Semester]]>Thu, 19 Dec 2019 16:45:25 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/letter-from-our-president-spring-2020-semesterWelcome Peer Learners and a special welcome to those joining us for the first time.

Our Spring 2020 semester will begin with a 10:30 coffee hour on February 14 followed by our Second Friday lecture by Duke University researchers who will tell us about the Duke Adult Studies program and the clinical trial process at Duke. This event is free and open to the public so invite your friends to join us and learn about Peer Learning.

Our regular classes begin on February 17 and, as always, we will offer morning and afternoon classes Monday through Thursday. We will have a spring break on the week of April 6-10 (Passover and Holy Week). As we usually do, we will have a monthly social hour with guest speaker, followed by Book Club and will continue our Stepping Out luncheons but, due to calendar conflicts, these will not always be on the second and third Fridays so watch for announcements.

This semester, we have recruited an exciting mix of classes and instructors.

We will continue our popular “Friends Around the Kitchen Table”, Short Story and Book Clubs. Ingrid Baird present a journey of Operas With an Oriental Theme (no spring break in this class), George Baroff will offer a second semester of “The American West” and Alan Ziegler will again coordinate “Science Roundtable”, though this class will be at a new time.

New classes will include: “Investigating American Presidents” led by Dr. Michael Joseph, Mir Ali will present “A Short History of Overseas Colonies of European Empires”, Gary West will teach us about “Ancient Humans” and Beth Timson will explore the fascinating subject of “Volcanoes and Human History”. Back by popular demand, Barbara Tepperman has agreed to coordinate “Reading Shakespeare” for one more play.

A registration form is included in this packet and also available on our website, Dues are still only $35 per peer and this fee entitles you to attend every class and activity offered this semester. Checks should be given in person to our treasurer, Jim Neeley, or mailed to Peer Learning of Chapel Hill, P. O. Box 2821, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2821.

All classes meet at Binkley Baptist Church, located at the corner of 15-501 Bypass and Willow Drive; use the parking lot and doors at the back of the building to enter. News about the program, pictures of our activities, class descriptions and registration materials are posted on our website.  You may contact us at our webpage https://www.peerlearningofchapelhill.com or email us at peer.learning.of.Chapel.Hill@gmail.com .

As always, we welcome suggestions for new classes and speakers. Please invite others to join us in beginning a rewarding new semester of learning and friendship.

Sally Binkowski, President]]>
<![CDATA[Fall 2019 End of Semester Luncheon]]>Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:12:09 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/fall-2019-end-of-semester-luncheonHi Peer Learners

Friday, December 13th, will be our last meeting of this semester and we will gather at 11:30 AM for our end-of-semester luncheon in the Fellowship Hall at Binkley Memorial Baptist Church. 

The First letter/initial of your last name will be the food you shall bring:  

ABCD-..............DELI

EFGH-..............DESSERT
IJKL-................ CASSEROLE
MNOP...............SALAD 
QRST............... APPETIZER
UVWXYZ..........BREAD and CHEESE

If you do not like your categorybring whatever you want, large enough to share.

We (PL) will provide beverages and paper products. 

Peer Learners (Volunteers) are needed at 10:30 to setup tables and chairs and to arrange dining arrangement.   

Hope to see you all on Dec 13th. 


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<![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 
    Dec  12:   V  Sports and Higher Education        ]]>