Emeritus Program

The Presbyterian Village North Series


Presbyterian Village North
8600 Skyline Drive, Dallas
(Just off Forest Lane,
one mile east of Central Expressway)
(214) 355-9001
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Presentations are on the second Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Call 214-355-9001 for directions. Presentations are free and open to the public.

We are delighted to join with the Emeritus Program of Richland College in this wonderful learning adventure. The series complements the Village’s commitment to foster the overall well-being of individuals through sincere, respectful relationships, diverse life-enriching opportunities and encouragement of individuals to develop and share their talents

June 9 - Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) - Anna Akhmatova was a member of the great quartet of 20th century Russian poets. Her life spanned in the reign of Nicholas and Alexandra, World War I, the Russian revolution, the purges of the 1930's, World War II, and the Cold War. Beneath her aloof exterior, she was brooding, passionate and lyrical. She attracted powerful friends and admirers – Boris Pasternak, Modigliani, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Marc Chagall, and Joseph Brodsky. She also made powerful enemies – Lenin, Stalin, and Krushchev. Both of her husbands were killed by the Russian state and her only child, a son, spent 18 years as a political prisoner. She was officially ostracized and silenced on orders from Stalin himself. Anna Akhmatova's life itself is a great epic poem; glorious, tragic, dark and uplifting. Her story will captivate you as it has for millions of others.
Presenter: Gayle Ross, world adventurer and traveler writer

Jul 14 - Discovering Emotions in Music - We've all heard that "major means happy and minor means sad," but is this really true? The emotions captured in great music are so much more vast and subtle than this simple statement conveys. Dallas Symphony Education Director, Jamie Allen and his wife, pianist Toni Austin-Allen, will perform music from different eras and explore how composers use diverse techniques to tap into our many wonderful emotions.
Presenter: Jamie Allen, Director of Education, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Aug 11 - The Kennedy Women, Beyond Camelot - A look at Rose, Jackie, and Ethel during the White House years and afterward. How do these women strive to keep their families strong through multiple tragedies?
Presenter: Mary Roberson, Richland College instructor of American history

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