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Sussex County Center for Lifelong Learning Presentations and Offerings in November and December

Release Date: October 23, 2019
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Sussex County Community College (SCCC), a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College is hosting the following events during the months of November and December.

Free Guest Lecture by Dr. Heidi Amelia-Anne Weber. On Friday, November 15, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, there will be a free guest lecture by Dr. Heidi Amelia-Anne Weber titled The Harsh Realities of War: Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and the Campaign of the Carolinas in 1865.

As the Civil War was drawing to a close, the Union armies were converging towards the Confederate capitol of Richmond. Major General William T. Sherman's armies, having just completed their successful March to the Sea, began their journey north, moving through the first state to secede, South Carolina. Although their routes were unknown, the people of South Carolina were filled with anticipatory fear awaiting their fate. This presentation will look at the actions of Sherman's armies as well as their encounters with the civilians and opposing forces.

Dr. Heidi Amelia-Anne Weber holds the rank of full professor of military history/history at the State University of New York at Orange. Dr. Weber earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University in 19th Century American History. Her specialty is the Antebellum South as well as the application of total warfare in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in 1864-1865. In addition, she was selected as a Fellow in the United States Military Academy Summer Seminar in Military History. Dr. Weber has published chapters and made contributions in the World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, The Handbook of Military Administration, and The Encyclopedia of the Reconstruction Era and has written many articles and book reviews. In 2017, Dr. Weber was awarded the SUNY: Orange President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the New York Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

Art Smart Workshops with Lauren Cernak. Get your creative mojo going! Explore the fun in unleashing your inner Picasso. It's relaxing, fun and lots of laughs. Come and try the following classes:

  • Marble Tile Coasters. Join Lauren to discover the beauty of tumbled marble and how it grabs the paint as if it was water flowing in a stream. Watch as each tile becomes a piece of art. This class will meet on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Center for Lifelong Learning, Performing Arts Center, Room A227. The cost is $25 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
  • Mosaic Surprise. Design a whimsical piece of art with baubles, glass, beads and dishes. It's a surprise, don't miss the mystery! This class will meet on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Center for Lifelong Learning, Performing Arts Center, Room A227. The cost is $25 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Open House: Be Our Guests! We are celebrating the 4th Anniversary of the active partnership between the SCCC Center for Lifelong Learning and the Sussex County Division of Senior Services. Please join us to celebrate in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a buffet lunch following a seasonal musical performance at noon by Dr. Debbie Giannuzzi, SCCC Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of Music and Musical Theater.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Senior Services Division and Center for Lifelong Learning staff and learn about the many programs and services that are available to Sussex County seniors through the Division of Senior Services, the College and the Center. This event is free and pre-registration is required. Seating is limited and reservations are a must for lunch. No walk-ins please.

To pre-register or for additional program information please contact the Division of Senior Services by calling 973-579-0555, ext. 1277 or via email at

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