Monday, April 20, 2009

A Busy Week

We're looking forward to seeing those of you who've registered for Tuesday's Books-Sandwiched-In, featuring Mary Moss-Sprague's Spring Garden Preparation. The response to this timely topic has been great, and all the spots are filled. Even if you can't come to the luncheon, I hope you'll be able to stop by for the Friends' monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday's Wellness seminar, Understanding Fibromyalgia, is also totally filled, but there is another fun option coming up starting this weekend.

Researcher Victor Harris is returning for a 3-part series, "Baseball: The Heart and Mind of America," on three consecutive Saturdays. Harris will be presenting The 19th Century Game on April 25th, The Negro Leagues on May 2nd, and Latinos in Baseball on May 9th. The programs will run from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.; reservations are not required.

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.”
~Jacques Barzun


Anonymous said...

When I was still living in Germany but already married to my American husband, I tried understading baseball by reading the Peanuts comic strip every day. I thought I understood what goes on in a baseball game until I saw a real game here in Rochester. What a disappointment! No pitcher's mound, no fast balls causing clothes to fly off and no Peppermint Patty yelling at the batter. Nevertheless, I think i understand America pretty well.


Carol G. said...

I think you have the kernel of another good story there, Antje! You definitely gave me a good laugh :)

I hope you can make Saturday's program; I'm looking forward to hearing how Victor relates baseball to the essence of America.