Peninsula Seniors 2016 Lecture Series & Coffee and Cars In May

Peninsula Seniors 2016 Lecture Series & Coffee and Cars In May 

Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to hear several interesting topics discussed at the May 2016 Peninsula Seniors Lectures Series.  These Lectures take place at Hesse Park located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, in the Fireside Room on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

May 4 – Dr. Lew Holzman, is a retired orthopedic surgeon and a docent at the Gene Autry Museum. He will be discussing the Unification of Japan in the 16th Century with the battles and negotiations that unified the many domains in the 16th century Japan, into one three island country with one ruler.  The life of Toyotami Hideyoshi is central to this history as he was the one who accomplished most of the unification.

A Special Saturday Afternoon Lecture will be added on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. –  Rory Cunningham will be discussing the introduction of Art Deco in Paris circa 1925.  Mr. Cunningham has served on multiple preservation organizations including the Los Angeles Conservancy, West Adams Heritage Association, The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles where he served as president.  He has taught at UCLA and lectures on various aspects of the Art Deco movement throughout the states.  This presentation will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Paris exhibition of 1925, and how Art Deco spread throughout the world.

May 11 – Gene Dotson, was president of Teledyne INET, founded Power Paragon, Inc, later sold to L-3 Communications, Inc. where he was promoted to the presidency of the 15 company, Power and Control Systems Group of L-3.  Mr. Dotson retired from aerospace in 2005.  He is currently President/CEO of Paragon Technical Associates, and Director/Part Owner of Premier Bank of California.  He will be discussing “CHANGE” and why is it moving so fast, and why it is a marvelous time to be alive!

May 18 – Natalie Meyer – Fashion Industry – Natalie is currently the head costumer for Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles, and for the Workman/Temple Family Homestead Museum in the City of Industry.  She teaches sewing, produces period fashion shows, and lectures on the history of women’s clothing from 1300 to 1960.

May 25 – Beverly Fridley -Direct your life with Musical Thinking.  This special presentation by a retired professor about music and memory will include some history of psychology and what works and what hasn’t worked in becoming the person you want to be.  She will be referencing studies of the brain plus what you can do to direct your own life the way you want it to go.

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Peninsula Seniors will sponsor Coffee & Cars at the Peninsula Shopping Center (off Silver Spur Road and Hawthorne Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates).  A group of car enthusiasts will bring their Hot Rod, Custom, Muscle Car, Sports Car, Antique, and other special interest vehicles, to the Peninsula Shopping Center parking lot where you can admire the cars, meet the owners and ask them questions.

To read my prior article on Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series click here.

For more information contact Peninsula Seniors at (310) 377-3003.

Photo courtesy of Peninsula Seniors

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