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Happy New Year!

 

The Wayne Senior Center is Kicking off the New Year with MindMatters, a free series of monthly lectures by knowledgeable presenters on a variety of interesting topics.

The first of these lectures takes place on Wednesday, January 14 at 10:00 AM.  Charles Hardy, PhD., a professor of history at West Chester University, will be speaking about “Betsy Ross: The Making of the Myth.”  The hour-long presentation will be followed by a question and answer session where viewers can e-mail questions to Prof. Hardy for real-time discussion.

The presentation is a thought-provoking and entertaining examination of one of America’s most well-known historical figures.  Although Betsy Ross is widely celebrated for creating the first U.S. flag, her story entered the public record 100 years after it supposedly happened and is based largely on stories passed down through generations of Ross’ own family.  Prof. Hardy’s presentation examines how and why this story originated and how it has evolved.

 

The next presentation:

Wednesday, February 11, 10:00 AM

“The British Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition of 1914″

Lou Thieblemont, professional speaker and former mayor of Camp Hill, PA

 

Winter Weather Blues

So far this season we’ve been pretty lucky with snow.  However, judging by the storms of past years, it’s probably best to be prepared for almost anything!

We do our very best to keep our Center open in inclement weather.  Most of the time the Center is closed if the Radnor Schools are closed.  However, it doesn’t always happen that way.  Our best advice is to listen to KYW Radio.  Radnor School District is Number 457.  If you’re not sure what is happening, just give us a call at 610-688-6246 before you venture out.  It’s a good idea to call anytime the weather is somewhat questionable (snow, sleet, ice or freezing rain).  The decision to open our doors is generally made by 6:30 AM.  There will always be a message on our voice mail system when you call.  The date will be announced and our message will tell you if we are open, closed, or possibly opening later in the day.

Please understand that these decisions are not made lightly.  Your safety and that of our staff and volunteers are always our utmost concern!  We are truly sorry for any inconvenience our closing may cause you.