<![CDATA[Peer Learning of Chapel Hill - Peer Learning News]]>Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:37:28 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Class/Lecture/Social Cancellations Due to Coronavirus]]>Sat, 14 Mar 2020 13:19:50 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/classlecturesocial-cancellations-due-to-coronavirusBinkley Baptist Church has cancelled all Peer Learning rooms from: 
Monday March 16 to Sunday April 12

As of right now, Classes/Lectures/Socials will resume on MONDAY April 13 2020.  If this changes, we will let you know.

All events, including the stepping out lunch on March 20th, are deferred.

NOTE from Sally, Peer Learning President:  

"We should definitely cancel Peer Learning classes  at this time and until we hear that the virus scare is over.  I hate to do this but I think it is the only safe thing to do". 

Stay Healthy.
<![CDATA[Course/Lecture Cancellations]]>Fri, 13 Mar 2020 01:38:18 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/courselecture-cancellationsPLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING COURSE/LECTURE CANCELLATIONS


All remaining Investigating American Presidents cancelled until further notice.  
The 3 lectures are cancelled due to presenter family commitments.  Andrew O'Brien will be presenting in the fall.  To Be Determined.   

April 29 at 1:30 : British Royal Grandchildren: The Life of Czarina Alexandra DESCRIPTION: Learn about the continuing legacy of Queen Victoria's famous grandchild. Why was the Czarina Alexandra raised solely by her grandmother at Windsor castle?

May 6 at 1:30: British Royal Grandchildren - Part 2: The Life of Kaiser WilhelmDESCRIPTION: Learn about the continuing legacy of Queen Victoria's famous grandchild.  Why was Kaiser Wilhelm hated by his English relatives, yet he was able to cradle Queen Victoria on her deathbed? 

CancelledMay 13 at 1:30: An English Country House Weekend
DESCRIPTION: Did you ever wonder what a weekend would be like spent at an aristocratic English country estate or castle?  Delve into the protocols, the parties and some real life scandals involving the best and brightest of Edwardian England. 
<![CDATA[March 2020 Stepping Out Lunch]]>Fri, 13 Mar 2020 01:31:35 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/march-2020-stepping-out-lunchDate:  3/20/2020
Place:  Sal's Pizza & Ristorante, Homestead Rd at MLK Parkway
Time:  12:30 PM
RSVP to Jim Neeley:     RSVP.Jim.Neeley@gmail.com


<![CDATA[Peer Learning Classes and Coronavirus]]>Mon, 09 Mar 2020 20:59:03 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/peer-learning-classes-and-coronavirusAt the current time, Peer Learning will continue to offer regular classes. All Peer Learners are urged to stay at home if they have upper respiratory symptoms or if they have a compromised immune system. Healthy Peer Learners should use their own judgment as to whether it is safe for them to come to class. 

​If the local situation changes, we will alert Peers through email and our website so please check regularly.

PEER LEARNING MEMBERS:  Please check your email before leaving for Peer Learning.
<![CDATA[Reminder:  Revised Schedule Due to Binkley Baptist Blood Drive on March 5th]]>Sat, 29 Feb 2020 20:15:40 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/reminder-revised-schedule-due-to-binkley-baptist-blood-drive-on-march-5th~Binkley Baptist Blood Drive in the Fellowship Hall ~
~        Thursday March 5th        2:00 - 6:30 PM       ~
A quick reminder of this Thursday's class schedule, per our published schedule and how this affects Peer Learning classes:

The blood drive preempts only the Thursday afternoon class slot.
Since one Volcanoes (Vo) slot was lost due to weather,  I have moved the Volcanoes & Shakespeare classes one week later (skipping break week) which leaves no slot at the end of term for makeup in the Thursday PM timeslot.  

This means   NO Volcanoes Class this week  
There will still be 6 Volcanoes and 4 Shakespeare classes.

 Volcanoes  Feb 20 lost to weather
Instructor: Beth Timson . 
Thursday PM 1:30-3:00 Pocket Room 6 weeks: Feb 20-27 , Mar10-Apr 2, April 16
Volcanoes are amazing in and of themselves, but some major eruptions have played an outsize role in human history around the world. We will look briefly at the how, where, and why of volcanic activity, then spend some time with famous volcanoes discussing how they changed the course of human events...and could do so again in the future. 

Skips Mar 5 (blood drive)

Reading Shakespeare  moved to April 23 - May 14 
Leader: Barb Tepperman  
Will follow Volcanoes classes in same time,day of week and place.  

Ancient Humans  Feb 20 lost to weather 
Instructor: Gary West
One time slot lost to weather.  All available slots Mon to Thursday are committed.
Non conflict slots available Fridays not allotted to speakers or luncheons. 
See shaded areas of the rent chart.  Makeup or scrap to be decided in class. 

Binkley Baptist Blood Drive
The blood drive will occupy the fellowship and pocket room space as well as need the parking lot space for convenience of donors. 
      It you need an activity for Thursday afternoon and have an extra pint to share,  come give blood.

From Binkley web site 
Blood Drive Sponsored by Health Ministries Thursday, March 5 2-6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall Visit redcrossblood.org and type in sponsor code ‘Binkley’ to make an appointment. 

<![CDATA[Reminder: Class Schedule Change due to Super Tuesday Voting]]>Sat, 29 Feb 2020 02:55:17 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/reminder-class-schedule-change-due-to-super-tuesday-voting1. American West History Class by George shall not be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 11:00 to 12:20 due to Super Tuesday voting on Binkley premises. Instead the American History class shall be held on Friday, March 6th, at Binkley at 11:30 to 12:30.

2. Science Round Table Class  Scheduled for Tuesday 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 3rd, shall now be held on Friday, March 6th, at Binkley at 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.]]>
<![CDATA[Passing of Don Forman]]>Sat, 29 Feb 2020 02:51:15 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/passing-of-don-formanIt is with sorrow that we announce to you that Don Forman, long time member, past president and contributor to Peer Learning, has passed.

George Baroff wishes to add: 

"Peer Learning was important to Don and to Florence and it was Don who introduced me (George) to PL and encouraged me (George)  to become president.  
He had a heart problem and surgery but seemed to be doing well.  He was a strong presence and will be missed.  Florence had long taught Short Stories at Peer Learning".  

Flo Forman wishes us to know that services will be held as follows: 

Sunday March 1 at 1:30 PM 
Judea Reform Temple 
1933 West Cornwallis Rd.
Durham NC 27705

Located 0.2 miles east of 15-501 X106 Cornwallis Rd. 2nd right turn.

​Please pass on to other long time peers as you think knew him well.

Jim Neeley will be willing to car pool from Binkley lot or pick up anyone who would like a ride. You may call Jim Neeley at  919 696 6105 or e-mail   James.Edward.Neeley.Sr@gmail.com  for a ride.
<![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.
<![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?