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Wednesday Morning Club Program Schedule
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESDENT, MARY ANNE KENNY

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The Wednesday Morning Singers will start rehersal October 11th for a concert titled "SEASON of LIGHT". It should be fun.  Twyla Edwards, director, would love to have you join in. 

2023-2024 ZOOM INFORMATION : 

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A new Zoom link will be emailed each week. 

 

Listed below are links to the last three meeting's recordings.  If technically possible and a need exists, going forth, we will accumlate more recordings. 

March 8 -  Scott Pitoniak, author  .... Click Here

March 15 - Amy Bartell, artist  ....... Click Here

Schedule and links to speakers websites and biographies

Oct. 4 - Music - "Lady Sings the Blues, Broadway and All that Jazz" Andrea DelPiano Falvo, Singer and Teacher 

 

Opening Luncheon  : Registration at 11:30 at Delta Lake Inn

Oct. 11 - Art - "Songbyrd Street Studios:  Artisan Glass, Class and Sass"  Mother and daughter will give a brief history of who they are, how they atarted as well as he art of fused glass.  Penny and Marie Veschusio, Artisans

Oct. 18- Literature - "Ghost Seekers of Central New York" by Dennis Webster, Author.  Find out more about paranormal and ghost hunting experiences.  The presenter authored "Haunted Adirondacks", "Haunted Old Forge", "Haunted Mohawk Valley" and "Haunted Utica".

Oct 25- Current Topics - " The Children's Museum: Multitude of benefits from its universal design" 

Utica's Children"s Museum is the first of its kind in the country to be unversially designed: meaning it is performance-based and addresses usability for people of all abilities.  Donna Migliaccio, Museum Diretor

11/1 - Current Topics -  GUEST PRIVILEGE  - "Senior Self-Defense" The presenter will cover the most common scenarios that senior citizens may face in their every day lives. Learn highly effective and efficient methods you can utilize to avoid, manage and survive violent encounters.  Tom Arcuri, Director of Sensei, MVILR Facilitator 

11/8 - Drama - "The Captain" An 1872 Historical Erie Canal Interpretation.  A one person performance - historic interpretation on the Erie Canal taking you back to 1872.  M. Henry, First perso Interpreter

11/15 -Current Topics -  "Turkey Joints, Family Ties" Celebrating small time America through tales of family-owned businessess including her own "Turkey Joints".  Her tale, "candy is strong when the marrow is sweet" is an insider look on how turkey joints are made. 

Dyann Nashton Local writer

11/22 Thanksgiving Recess

11/29- Health and Wellness -  "What is Precision Medicine?" Using pharmacogenomics and nutrigenomics to guide your health. 

Lisa Jones, Doctor of Pharmacy and founder of Trinity Health Solutions

12/6- Art - "Between Worlds, Stories of Artists and Migration"  - "Between Worlds" a look at a wide range of artworks from painting and sculpture to drawings and jewlery, examining the physical and emotional experience of leaving one's homeland to relocate in the United States.  Mary Murry, Munson

12/13 - Music -  GUEST PRIVILEGE   "Season of Light"

WMC Singers directed by Twyla Edwards

Accompanist: Kim Nethaway piano:  Gary Williams, bass. 

 Director's and Musicians Biographies

          

The concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 108 West Court St. Rome, NY.

 

Christmas Luncheon - directly after the concert - Details TBD

12/20 & 27  Holiday Recess 

1/3 - Art -"From Art of Fabric: A Glimpse into the World of Surface Design and Fiber Art"  From designing art guilts to her fabrics, the presenter will show a behind the scene look at the world of surface design and art guilting.   Lauren Weber, Artist

1/10 - Literature -  "Historic Snowstorms of Central New York" A local history writer from Fulton, NY will discuss his latest book, "Histoic Snowstorms of Central NY".  The book takes a look at some of the biggest snowstorms of Central NY and those who survived the storms.  James Farfaglia, Teacher, writer and life coach

1/17 - Health and Wellness "Moving Forward" Cancer survivorship from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.  Debra Walz, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, AOCNP Advanced Oncology and Women's Health Nurse    Link to article regarding cancer survivorship workshop

1/24 - Literature - “It's All Fun and Games Until You Can't Order a Cake: Musings From a Teacher's Desk" The recollections of a public school teacher with a collection of vignetter, observations and poems of the clumination of her 30 year teaching career.   

Cindi Sirni Teacher, Author

1/31 - Art - GUEST PRIVILEGE “Geppeto Studios - Designers and Fabricators of Costumes, Puppets and Visual Displays for Film, TV and Marketing Strategies" A story of Two Artists from Utica Celebrating 40 years in the Entertainment Industry.   Scott Molampy, Designer, Artist, Fabricator

2/7 -Literature - "Tossed by the Waves"  A creative writer and Rome native will discuss her first published novel about the coming-of-age of two girls in the process of figuring out who they truly are. 

Erin Reilly, Author

2/14 - No Program, Ash Wednesday

 

 

2/21 - Drama - "Let's Get Footloose"  Presenter will share his extensive backgroun as a director and choreographer.  He has been involved with productions across the U.S. including such musicals as "Westside Story" and "Footloose".  Dennis Clark, Director and Choreographer

2/28 - Current Topics -   One of our WMC members will present her program on the rise of women's social organizations at the turn of the 20th century. She will examine the history of several of these women's clubs formed in Rome, NY. Diane White MIller, WMC member

3/6 - Drama- "The Real Bedford Falls: It's a Wonderful Life" A documentary film explores whether or not the fictional location in the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life" was in truth influenced by the small NY upstate town of Seneca Falls.  Francis De Clemente, Author, filmmaker and video producer at Syracuse University

3/13 - Annual meeting 

 

Health and Wellness - "Anticipatory Care Planning"  What it means and how to build a plan for future care.  Allie Jardin, LMSW, University Greiatricians

3/20  Closing Reception Details TBD

Registration 11:30, Luncheon 12:00, Music to follow

Stand-by Programs - Current Topics - "I've been Scammed". Find out how to protect yourself in the eent you have been scammed.  Cheryl Pula, Librarian, Historian

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