FREE SCENe Lectures for May!

Members of the public are welcome to attend these FREE lectures – no residency/membership requirement and no cost!   If able, please call SCENe at 770-7277 to reserve a seat. All lectures are at Springville Center for the Arts, 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville.


TUES. May 2 at 10 AM    What You Need to Know about Falls and Balance
We will discuss the key elements of balance and major reasons why falls occur, and will explain some of the balance tests and exercises used in the BCH clinic. Instructor will help you assess your personal risk for falls, and give advice on ways to improve your general health and safety.  Instructor:  Mary Lou Wright, physical therapist

THURS. May 4 at 12:45 PM    Vietnam Reflections
Author Michael Keene will discuss his new book which explores the Vietnam War’s impact on the American home front. He will tell the story of eight ‘boys’ who fought and died in Vietnam, uncovering the inspiring insights about their lives and the remarkable small town they grew up in, Holley, NY.  Instructor:  Michael Keene, author and enthusiast of 19th century WNY history

TUES. May 16 at 10 AM    How Can You Make Your Voice Be Heard?
How can you influence decisions? You too can become an advocate or a citizen lobbyist. You can make a difference even though you may not be an expert. What skills for building influence do you need? Do you have common sense and the ability to communicate effectively? Methods of access can be used productively in order to be heard. How well you are prepared will determine your success in advancing your agenda. Those who are decisive in their approach and who understand how the procedures work will be most effective.  Instructor:  Marian Deutschman, Emeriti Prof. of Communication, Buffalo State College

THURS.  May 18 at 12:45 PM    The Many Faces of Marie Antoinette
Via commission portraits, famous works of art, political cartoons, and feature-length films, learn how Marie Antoinette is a very misunderstood historical figure. This presentation will discuss how these misconceptions have come to be ingrained in the public’s perception of her.  Instructor:  Eileen Angelini, PhD, Fulbright Scholar and Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques