Seven Upcoming Free Events at Rydal Park in February

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (February 9, 2015): The public is invited to attend seven free, upcoming events at Rydal Park, the non-profit, continuing care retirement community located in Abington Township, Montgomery County.

Throughout the year, Rydal Park presents stimulating programming featuring a broad range of guests and topics. The events at Rydal Park feature noted authors, politicians and experts in varying subject areas. Additionally, more events will be announced throughout the year at www.RydalPark.org.

Seating is limited. To attend, please RSVP via email to info@rydalpark.org noting the date and event requested, along with contact information, or by calling 215-376-6292. All events take place at Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway, Jenkintown PA 19046 (next to Whole Foods).

The February events are described below in full detail:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 – 1:30 PM:

 “AUDUBON TO WARHOL: THE ART OF AMERICA STILL LIFE”

Get a close-up view of one of the largest art museums in the United States, with its collections of more than 227,000 objects that include “world-class holdings of European and American paintings, prints, drawings, and decorative arts” and visited by more than 800,000 people annually.

 

Philadelphia Art Museum

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 – 7:30 PM:

MY LIFE IN IRAN
Javad Mohsenian, M.D., an area psychiatrist, is coming out with a collection of short stories. Born and educated in Iran, Mohsenian has much to say about his native land and the Iranian-American experience.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – 1:30 PM:  

THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF THE NATIONAL PARKS PRESENTATION

To celebrate this milestone, enjoy a presentation lovingly created to review all 58 National Parks in the US Parks System. One-of-a-kind images of spectacular locals, highlighting the very nest of our nation’s parks.

 

 

National Park Service

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – 7:30 PM: 

AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN” WITH PROFESSOR JAMES PARADIS  

A professor at Arcadia University, Paradis is the authority of a range of subjects, especially military ones that affected the African-American community.

 

 

Professor James Paradis

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 – 7:30 PM: 

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AUTHOR STEPHANIE FELDMAN

The Philadelphia writer (University of Pennsylvania and then Barnard College) teaches at Arcadia University. Her debut novel, The Angel of Losses, is winner of the Crawford Fantasy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, and a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. It was included in best-of-the-year lists from the Washington Post, Book Riot, and Locus Magazine.

 

Author Stephanie Feldman

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – 1:30 PM: 

4TH TUESDAY FORUM: TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY WITH DR. ROY ROBSON

Dr. Roy Robson describes the longest train trip in the world—more than six thousand miles—aboard the Trans-Siberian Express with National Geographic Expeditions. Illustrated with his own dramatic photographs, Professor Robson explores the vast expanses of space, time, history, and geography of Russia.

 

 

Dr. Roy Robinson

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – 7:30 PM:

EVERYWHERE THE GLINT OF GOLD, THE SEARCH FOR TUTANKHAMUN WITH DR. STEVE PHILLIPS

The University of Pennsylvania favorite returns with another engaging, exciting historical lecture – this one about the discovery of the tomb, highlighting its unbelievable treasure trove of gold, and whether or not there are two more, undiscovered rooms hidden behind the walls of King Tut’s burial chamber.

 

 

Dr. Steve Phillips

(Note: Larger photos, in addition to interviews, are available by contacting Jennifer Wolk at jwolk@levlane.com, phone 215-825-9658)

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About Rydal Park

Opened in 1974 and located on a scenic 20-acre campus in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Rydal Park is a full continuing care retirement community that offers independent living across four contiguous apartment home buildings, as well as personal care, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. Known for its exceptional location and amenities, Rydal Park has become synonymous with healthy, elegant and quality retirement living. In total, Rydal Park offers 509 accommodations.