Senior Social April 21st

Join us at the 11th annual Senior Social in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room at the Main Library on April 21st at 2:00 pm for some lighthearted fun.

Our guest performer will be Jim Cooke, performing “Cranky Yankees”,  showcasing selections from his several solos.

Who delivered the Gettysburg Address? Huh? At the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on that fall day in 1863 — nearly 150 years ago: Who delivered the Gettysburg Address? Hint: It wasn’t President Lincoln.

Who was Daniel Webster? I hope you don’t think he “wrote” the Dictionary because he didn’t. “Dictionary Webster” was his very distant cousin, Noah. Who was Daniel Webster? Was this charismatic New Hampshire man “Black Dan” or the “God-like Daniel”? Why did JFK include him in his “Profiles in Courage”?

Who was Calvin Coolidge? OK. OK. He was the 30th President but who ever named him “Silent Cal” simply was not paying attention. Like turkeys leaping into a barrel, historians have followed each other in their rush to consign Coolidge to the dust- bin of History. Learn why Will Rogers called his friend the “funniest public man I ever met”.

Who was John Quincy Adams? Our sixth President devoted his life attempting to live up to his parent’s expectations. (JFK includes him among his profiles of courage, too.)

Who is Jim Cooke? He is an actor who turned from the drama of the stage to the “dry” pages of history. Today, he makes the past live again in four amazing solo performances. Cranky Yankees: All Together, Now! brings together his four characters in a “greatest hits” from Cooke’s several solos.

The program is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

Posted in Past Programs, Seniors & Outreach.