August 29, 2012. Daleville, VA. – An American flag flies twenty-four hours a day in the center of Paris—over the tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette whom George Washington described an “an essential friend to America.” The French general Lafayette and his bond with America is featured in the three-part series for the fall schedule of The Glebe Scholar program at The Glebe, a continuing care retirement community in Daleville, Virginia.
The Glebe at Daleville continues its commitment to active retirement and lifelong learning by offering three half-day seminars led by professionals in their respective fields. All programs begin at 10:00 a.m. and run through 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch which is included in the $25 program fee. All seminars are open to the public.
The first in the series is The Marquis de Lafayette: “Essential Friend to America” which will be presented on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The course will be led by historian and author Marc Leepson whose book Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership is part of the Idealist Generals’ series from Palgrave/Macmillan. With a master’s degree in history from George Washington University and a U. S. Army veteran, Mr. Leepson has written several books, and currently teaches history at Lord Fairfax Community College.
The second and third programs in the series are 75 Years of The Appalachian Trail, on Thursday, October 18, and The Life & Works of C.S. Lewis on Wednesday, November 14.
Seating is limited. Registration is by telephone or email, and must be pre-paid by check or cash. Two participants enrolling together pay a discounted rate of $40 per couple per program. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on the day of each program.
To register, call or email The Glebe Scholar program at (540) 591-2111 or email at GlebeActs@vbh.org.