Hamilton Classes

Due to COVID-19, these spring 2020 classes and events were canceled. Please review them as a sample of our curriculum, and check back with us this fall for our updated courses and events.

Tuesday Classes

A Tourist’s Guide to London and the United Kingdom

Travelers and people interested in other parts of the world can learn what makes London and the U.K. one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world. We will explain how to survive a trip to this wonderful nation and present the not-to-be-missed sites to visit in Central, Eastern, and Western London. Exciting day-trips to historical locations such as Greenwich, Hampton Court, Oxford, Brighton, Bath, Stonehenge, the Cotswolds, Cambridge, Stratford- upon-Avon, and Winston Churchill’s birthplace at Blenheim Palace will also be described.

Instructor: Richard Piland left a 16-year career as a university professor to start a research firm in 1983 and retired in 2013. He served on the board of the Butler County Historical Society. Marcy Piland is a retired project coordinator for Ethicon Endo-Surgery and now writes romance novels.

5 Tuesdays: March 31–April 28, 1:00–2:15am

Location: M.U. Downtown Hamilton

Wednesday Classes

Mediterranean Diet: Enjoy Learning a New Way of Eating

You’ve heard a lot about it, but what exactly is the Mediterranean diet? Let’s learn and explore together, including the history of the Mediterranean diet and foods, food items that are included in the diet, food sampling, recipes, meal plans and grocery lists, and health benefits of the diet.

Instructor: Cathy Regan, a Registered Dietitian, has worked in hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. She enjoys cooking demonstrations and educating and learning about food and nutrition.

4 Wednesdays: April 1–22, 12:30–1:30pm

Location: Berkeley Square, Phillips Presentation Room

Genealogy Series

The course includes a general introduction to genealogy with presentations on newspaper genealogy; military genealogy; libraries, archives, and museums; and home archiving.

Instructor: Brad Spurlock is the Public Services Librarian at the Hamilton Lane Library responsible for the Cummins Local History Room. He is also a Certified Archivist and conducts historical and genealogical research and programming.

4 Wednesdays: April 1–April 29, 2:00–3:15pm

Location: Hamilton Lane Public Library, Meeting Room, 300 N. Third St., Hamilton, OH