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Fall 2017 Program Schedule

**** All Meetings with two exceptions occur on Tuesdays at the MAC Center and begin at 2 P.M. The MAC Center is located at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD.
Exceptions are the Bus Trip on 10/31/17, and the Holiday Luncheon on 12/5/17.

8/29/17 Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford will give the keynote address and be introduced by Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver.

9/5/17 Linda Hurley of PRMC will discuss "How Sleep Affects our Health". Introduction by Pat Collins.

9/12/17 Kristen Goller, Tourism Director for Wicomico County, will discuss Tourism in Wicomico County. Introduction by Bill Hudson

9/19/17 Dr. Donna Carey Hanlin, Wicomico County Superintendent of Schools, will give us an update on the status and future plans for our school system. Introduction by Ann Suthowski.

9/26/17 Grace Murdock, M.Ed., retired teacher, will speak on the topic "Try a Little Kindness". Introduction by Ann Suthowski.

10/3/17 A representative from the PRMC Weight Loss and Wellness Center [located at MAC] will discuss "Nutrition for Seniors". Introduction by Tom Matey.

10/10/17 Mark Edney, MD [urology], will give us an update on "Current Information on our Health Insurance". Introduction by Ann Suthowski.

10/17/17 David Ryan, Executive Director of Salisbury/Wicomico Economic Development, will discuss "Economic Issues in Wicomico County". Introduction by Ann Suthowski.

10/24/17 Dawn Veateh, Manager of Salisbury/Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, will discuss "Current and Future Plans for the Airport". Introduction by Maggi Gallaher

10/31/17 Bus Trip to Wallops Island NASA Facility that will include a 2 Yi hour tour of the facility, lunch at Ettas' Restaurant in Chincoteague [cost not covered], and a stop at The Island Creamery. Note that NASA requires all tour participants to show a valid photo identification [drivers license, pass port, etc.] in order to be admitted to the facility. Participants will need to sign up and pay not later than 10/17/17. The bus will leave at 9 AM and return at 4 PM. Cost is $39 per person and the trip is limited to 18 people.

11/7/17 Dr. Adam Hoffman, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Political Science Dept. at SU, will discuss "Parties, Registration, and Voting in Maryland". Introduction by Carol Broderick.

11/14/17 Delegate Carl Anderson, representing District 388, will discuss "What to Expect in the 2018 Legislative Session". Introduction by Ann Suthowski.

11/21/17 Dr. Joseph Benoso, Assistant Professor of History at SU will discuss "Sea of Desperation-Understanding the Current Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean and Beyond". Introduction by Marie Calafiuria.

11/28/17 Dr. Giannin Hayes, lecturer and author of numerous books will discuss the topic "World Government and its affect on Religion, Politics, Culture, and Education". Introduction by Ann Suthowski.

12/5/17 The Holiday Luncheon will be held at Salisbury University in the Worcester Room in The Commons from 11 :30-1 :30. Entertainment will be provided by the SU Music Department chaired by Dr. William Folger [Specifics of program TBA]. Reservations are required and payment must be made no later than 11/28/17. Cost is $25 per person [cash, or check payable to IRP]. Please advise Tom Matey if you have special dietary restrictions. Note-attendees will need a visitor parking pass.

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