pencil-fullThe Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learning's 2014 – 2015 season begins Thursday, September 11 and, if you haven't purchased yours already, "early bird" subscriptions are still available – up until August 31.
When you buy your BALL 2014-2015 membership ($10.) and purchase three or more lecture series passes by August 31, 2014, you can deduct $10 from the cost of the third series you purchase. That means you save the cost of your membership! Or, buy a pass to all four 2014-15 lecture series by August 31, 2014 and you will receive an additional Single Admit pass good for free attendance at one regular 2014-15 lecture.
Details on the four series of lectures and two special lectures may be found in the new brochure that was mailed out to members in May. The brochure is also available at libraries and other gathering places throughout Grey-Bruce, and at
Beginning Thursday, September 11, Series One is titled "First Nations: Sharing the Talking Stick". Each of the 6 lectures will spotlight a different aspect of First Nations achievements, presented by aboriginal experts in their fields.
Series Two, "Food Matters", (October 23 to November 27) will be presented by leaders from across our region who give voice to their expertise and passion on food matters.
"The Landscape and History of Scotland", Series Three, will explore the broad sweep of Scottish history and its impact on the landscape of Scotland, presented in 6 lectures by Dr. Stew Hilts, beginning January 8, 2015.
Series Four, "Tomorrow's World" (February 26 – April 2, 2015) confronts the thought that progress, predicated on ever expanding growth, cannot be sustained. Over the course of six lectures, four professors (Michael Piczak, Gary Draper, Hans Dringenberg, and Jacqueline Faubert) will provide examples of how, in the past, we viewed the world and its future and how we need to re-evaluate our assumptions and change direction.
All lectures in the 2014-2015 season are scheduled for Thursday mornings, beginning at 10 a.m. in Owen Sound at the Bayshore Community Centre (with the exception of the October 23 lecture which will be held at the Harmony Centre). BALL members ($10.00 per season) may register for one or more lecture series at the cost of $40. per series.
In addition to the four lecture series, two special lectures have been planned for 2014-2015: The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics provides a speaker on Monday, October 20, 2014 and on Monday, April 13, 2015 Dr. Henry Pimlott explores the topic, "Is Perspective Everything? News, Bias, Reality – From Telegraph to Twitter." Each of these special lectures is scheduled at the Bayshore Community Centre, Owen Sound from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets for each special lecture are $15.00 for non-members; $5.00 for BALL members.
BALL membership is open to all adults who are interested in life-long learning. For further information, please visit:


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