This program will be held via Zoom. You will receive Zoom instructions and online meeting information in your registration confirmation email in addition to a reminder email prior to the date of the program.
Eating a variety of plant-based foods can provide many health benefits, including potentially reducing risk for developing chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Salads can be a delicious and healthy way to enjoy the amazing benefits of plant foods. With the right ingredients, salads can offer a variety of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and antioxidants to promote health. However, not all salads are created equal. Join Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University to explore the health benefits of plant foods and present strategies to build a healthier, heartier salad that's filled with nutritious foods that contribute to optimal health.
This lecture will be given by Janet Mandel. Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. In October of 2003 she was named runner-up for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Teacher of the Year award and was formally recognized by the New Jersey State Legislature and Governor Codey for this achievement. In May of 2004 she was the recipient of the “Innovations in Special Education Award” from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH). Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.
humblest of origins, to the glamorous world of ‘Mad Men’ Scotch has come a long way, and it is a fascinating tale.
So, with glass in hand we will begin that journey and explore the origins of spirit, its eventual arrival into Scotland and how the process was refined and perfected to the malts and blends we enjoy today. We will also stare through the looking glass of time to the people who made whisky so popular; the fight
against government and taxmen; halcyon days and the dark days; its global reach with roots still firmly planted in the hills and glens of rural Scotland. I’ll explain how the stuff is actually made, where it is made and how geography as well as history has had a part to play in whisky’s development. How is Scotch different to Bourbon or Irish, and how have their stories differed and related to our saga? There are quirky stories, interesting characters and the mystery of the lost distilleries to illuminate us as we unravel the secret of the Water of Life. Cheers!
The presenter is David McNicoll, a self-professed expert on whisky. Seriously though, Davis is an expert. He has worked with a number of Scotch brands as Ambassador in New York City; he owns a travel business that specialises in Scottish historical, clan and whisky tourism; and, he has recently published a book called: The Language of Whisky.
Vinnie is a Beatles Scholar and Sixties Rock Historian. He is recently retired as Director of First Year Programs at LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York). He holds an MPA from Baruch College and as an adjunct professor for 25 years he taught courses in numerous disciplines including Humanities, Business and Mathematics. As a 60’s Rock Historian he offers programs on the many extraordinary innovative artists who defined an era by creating musical landscapes that captivated a generation and whose influence in popular culture still endures five decades later.
With the holiday season approaching, our appetites are craving all our favorite traditional foods that accompany holiday celebrations. If you are hoping to enjoy this holiday season without sacrificing your health and nutrition goals, this workshop will offer some easy and practical tips for staying healthy through the holidays without sacrificing your favorite foods and drinks. Join Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University to learn about tips and strategies to maintain your health and nutrition goals through the holidays.
Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation. In this position she worked to authenticate an original Rodin sculpture, lost to the art world since the 1930’s. Mallory holds a BA and MAT, both from Drew University. She balances her work as an Art Historian with teaching 7th grade English. She lives in Whippany, New Jersey with her husband.