August – September 2014


August – September 2014
August – September 2014
Leonard Cohen and His Poetry
Lecture & Discussion Connect to Protect
Workshop & Picnic Lunch
How a Bill Doesn’t Become a Law
Lecture & Discussion
The Life and Death of Juliette Derricotte
Lecture & Discussion
Southernisms in Song Revisited
Southern Supper & Concert
The Wonderful World of Warblers
Lecture & Discussion
The Barnstormers at Sandy Creek Barn
Prelude Dinner & Concert
UGA: Balancing the Changing Needs of Today’s Students
Lecture & Discussion
Where Did Movies Come From?
Lecture & Discussion
Arts & Crafts Planning: A Lost Legacy in the South
Lecture & Discussion
Peabody Decades: Revisiting our Cultural Heritage
Lecture & Discussion
An Evening with the UGA Opera Ensemble
Prelude Dinner & Concert
For More Information: Contact the Member Concierge ~ 706.467.1111
Leonard Cohen and His Poetry
Lecture & Discussion
Monday, August 4
Elizabeth Kraft, Professor
UGA English Department
The Rock House
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:30 p.m. Program
$5.00 per person
Reservations begin July 4
eonard Cohen was “Born with
the gift of a golden voice.”
His music has intrigued and
inspired listeners for almost five
decades. From his debut album
Songs of Leonard Cohen(1967)
to his recent release Old Ideas
(2012), the Canadian poet/singer/
songwriter has shared his deeply
personal and intimate vision.
But Cohen’s themes of longing,
love, spirituality, justice, prayer,
despair/acceptance, and music
itself are more than just private
preoccupations. Through a lifelong engagement with these ideas, the poet has
explored (and continues to explore) the human condition with frankness, irony,
and compassion.
he rich resonance of Cohen’s body of work is evidenced by the enthusiastic
devotion of the audiences which have greeted him on his recent world tours as
well as by the numerous literary and performance honors he has received lately,
including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Prince of Asturias
Letters Award, the Glenn Gould Prize, the Juno Prize for Songwriter of the Year,
and NPR Album of the Year for Old Ideas. Join Professor Elizabeth Kraft in a rich
discussion of some of Cohen’s lyrics, including his earliest hit single “Suzanne”
and his universally-popular “Hallelujah.”
lizabeth Kraft earned her PhD from Emory University in 1985 and has taught in
the English Department at the University of Georgia since 1987. Her primary
field of specialization is Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature, and
she is the author and editor of many works in the field, including Women Novelists
and the Ethics of Desire (Ashgate 2008). She is the recipient of several teaching
awards from the University of Georgia, including a First-Year Seminar prize for a
class on the poetry of Leonard Cohen which she developed in 2007 and has been
offering on a regular basis ever since.
For More Information: Contact the Member Concierge ~ 706.467.1111
Connect to Protect
Conserving Native Pollinators with a Mini Take-home Garden
Workshop & Picnic Lunch
Thursday, August 7
Dr. K. Wilf Nicholls, Director
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
The Heritage & Nature Center
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Workshop & Picnic Lunch
$19.95 per person, Workshop & Picnic Lunch
Reservations begin July 7
Picnic Menu
Deviled Eggs with Tarragon and Capers
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Cutlets
Summer Cherry Tomato and Green and Yellow Bean Salad
Macaroni Salad with Peas and Ham
Cherry Cobbler
natural habitat is being
increasingly fragmented. In
a very real way, our once
natural habitat have been
reduced to islands and islandhopping just isn’t in the
nature of many of our insects,
particularly pollinators. Bees,
especially native bees, are
responsible for most of our
fruit production and there
is a very real danger that in
losing our native pollinators through habitat loss we lose a major source of food
and the livelihoods of farmers.
ollinators including bees, butterflies, and hover flies do an invaluable job
of making us food and making us money. Fully one-third of our food is
dependent on pollinators.
So, can we help? Can we
give these pollinators little
stepping stones of habitat
and food to help them
cross that great divide? The
answer is a simple yes, and
in this workshop we’ll build
a garden, a ‘stepping stone’
if you will, in your own
backyard and connect to
protect our pollinators.
How a Bill Doesn’t Become a Law
Lecture & Discussion
Monday, August 11
Tony Madonna, Russell Teaching Professor
UGA Department of Political Science
School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA)
The Rock House
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:30 p.m. Program
$5.00 per person
Reservations begin July 11
he U.S. Congress is not only the oldest
popularly elected legislative body, but
also one of the most complex and powerful.
Despite this power, recent congresses have
been associated with high levels of partisanship
and legislative gridlock. While media coverage
and public opinion frequently blames the members themselves for the current
environment, some political science scholarship suggests member behavior is
largely a product of electoral and institutional factors. This lecture will provide a
historical overview of these factors and how they influence the legislative process.
ony Madonna is an Associate Professor of political science at the University
of Georgia. He has published work on congressional politics and procedure,
American political development and presidential politics. He was awarded an
APSA Congressional Fellowship in 2012 and spent the academic year working
for the Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C. Recently, Madonna
was awarded a 2014 Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate
Teaching. For more information on Tony Madonna and the UGA School of Public
and International Affairs please visit their website at
For More Information: Contact the Member Concierge ~ 706.467.1111
The Life and Death of Juliette Derricotte
Lecture & Discussion
Thursday, August 14
Chana Kai Lee, Associate Professor
UGA History Department
The Rock House
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:30 p.m. Program
$5.00 per person
Reservations begin July 14
ixty years after the end of slavery, African
Americans continued the long, complex
process of remaking themselves as genuinely
free people. To be sure, there was no
master blueprint for such a transition in U.S.
history: to “make a way of out of no way”
was their motto. Some self-appointed “race
leaders” debated the primacy of educational
pursuits, while ordinary masses “voted with
their feet” by migrating out of the South,
the most immediate source of black pain
and suffering. African American women
began extensive associational work through
various organizations, including the Young
Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).
From the YWCA came a number of women
who distinguished themselves by offering
a different kind of race leadership. Among
them was Juliette Derricotte, an educator
and activist from Athens, Georgia. Born in
1897 and educated at Talladega College and Columbia University, Derricotte
dedicated her life to ending all forms of oppression in the U.S. and beyond.
In the 1920s she traveled throughout Europe, North Africa, and southern Asia
as part of her work as a feminist internationalist. From her perspective, racial
oppression at home could not be battled effectively without understanding
other forms of oppression experienced worldwide, particularly that endured by
women. She delivered speeches, organized relief projects, and established broad
networks with women around the globe. Ending her travels in 1927, she joined
the prestigious Fisk University, where she served as Dean of Women. Tragically,
her young life was cut short in 1931, when she died from injuries suffered in an
automobile near Dalton, Georgia. Thinking that she died because nearby white
hospitals refused treatment, her colleagues began an international campaign to
investigate her death and end segregated medicine. This talk is about her life and
the politicization of her death.
hana Kai Lee is associate professor of history at UGA and author of the awardwinning, For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer.
Southernisms in Song Revisited
Two Old Pro Songwriters Telling Tales
Southern Supper & Concert
Catch hit songs, funny stories, some history with a few lies, and a whole lot of
fun at this Linger Longer Living concert evening.
Monday, August 25
Mike Dekle, Songwriter
Tony Haselden, Songwriter
The Sandy Creek Barn
6:30 p.m. Cocktails, Southern Supper & Performance
$59.95 per person
Reservations begin July 25
Southern Supper Menu
Old Fashioned Broccoli Salad
Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp and Tomato Basil Sauce
Smothered Pork Roast with Onion Gravy
Red Beans and Rice
Sweet and Sour Green Beans
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
n February Mike Dekle, Tony Haselden, and their
Southernisms in Song was a huge success. In response
to your requests, they are returning to share new songs,
some of the old songs, and of course, the stories
behind the songs.
ony Haselden has written many
number one songs to include George
Strait’s You Know Me Better Than That,
Shenandoah’s Mama Knows, and Collin
Raye’s That’s My Story.
ike Dekle has also written a number
of number one songs. Some
on his hit list include Size Matters,
Country Must be Country Wide, and
Kenny Rogers’ big hit Scarlet Fever.
For More Information: Contact the Member Concierge ~ 706.467.1111
The Wonderful World of Warblers
Lecture & Discussion
“Pretty warbler, wake the grove, To notes of joy, to songs of love…”
–Thomas Morton, 1579-1647
Thursday, August 28
Dr. Richard Hall, Assistant Research Scientist
UGA Odum School of Ecology
The Rock House
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:30 p.m. Program
$5.00 per person
Reservations begin July 28
ith their magnificent songs, vibrant colors,
and migrations spanning sub-arctic Canada to
Amazonian rainforests, the warblers are the most soughtafter of our migratory songbirds. We will explore the fascinating
lives of the 30+ warbler species that breed or migrate through
Georgia each year, and the perils they face on their epic journeys.
We will also share some useful pointers for identifying them by
sight, sound and habitat, tips for attracting them to your back
yards, and highlight some great spots in Georgia and beyond for
viewing these shy treetop gems. Dr. Hall is a population ecologist
whose research focuses on understanding animal migration, and a
life-long bird-lover. For more information on Richard Hall, please
visit his website:
The Barnstormers at Sandy Creek Barn
Prelude Dinner & Concert
Tuesday, September 9
The Barnstormers
The Sandy Creek Barn
6:30 p.m. Cocktails, Dinner & Concert
$51.95 per person
Reservations begin August 9
Prelude Dinner Menu
Course I
Caprese Salad with Basil Pesto
Course II
Chicken Cordon Bleu with Smoked Turkey and Parmesan Cream
Wild Rice Pilaf and Steamed Asparagus
Course III
Lemon Tarts, Fresh Blueberries & Cream
t’s party time in the Linger
Longer Living series! Be
prepared to have some
late summer fun with The
Barnstormers, as they play
their rollicking good-time
music for you: classic swingera songs, kick-up-your-heels
romps, and yodeling cowboy
sagebrush melodies.
comprised of some of
Athens’ top players and
entertainers: Antoon Speters,
guitar and vocals; Bill David,
mandolin; Rich Born, banjo;
Phyllis Walls, bass; and John
Norris, drums, harmonica,
and guitar. They will delight
you as they play songs like
Ain’t Misbehavin’, Louisiana Fairytale, Makin’ Whoopee, Cool Water, Blue Moon of
Kentucky, Mr. Sandman, Blue Skies, and other favorites. Do you have a favorite
that you want to hear? Just ask.
his event is all about having fun, so be sure to mark the date down on your
calendar. We’ll see you there - let the good times roll!
For More Information: Contact the Member Concierge ~ 706.467.1111
UGA: Balancing the Changing Needs of Today’s Students
Lecture & Discussion
Wednesday, September 10
Dr. William M. McDonald
UGA Dean of Students
The Rock House
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:30 p.m. Program
$5.00 per person
Reservations begin August 10
n some fundamental ways, today’s
college students bear a resemblance
to their predecessors from previous
generations. But in a far more
technologically integrated world,
today’s students face increasingly
complex challenges as they navigate
through their college years and into
their careers.
r. William M. “Bill” McDonald, University of Georgia (UGA) Dean of Students,
will share how the university is addressing the changing needs of today’s
students, while concurrently
improving overall academic
ranking (UGA is ranked #20 on
U.S. News and World Report’s
2014 list of “Top Public
Schools”; #10 on Kiplinger’s
2014 list of “Best Public College
Values”; and #7 on Washington
Monthly’s 2013 “Best Bang for
the Buck” list). In sharing UGA’s
story, “Dr. Bill” (as he is referred
to by students) will describe the
forces that continue to shape the
university’s advancement, including the impact of changing student demographics
and current initiatives to address the needs of emerging student populations,
including student veterans.
he University of Georgia is a comprehensive land and sea grant institution
composed of 17 schools and colleges with over 34,500 students (approximately
26,250 undergraduates and 8,250 graduate students). Founded in 1785, UGA is the
first state-chartered university in America and has more than 280,000 living alumni.
Where Did Movies Come From?
The Lumière Brothers and the Birth of Cinema
Lecture & Discussion
Were the first movies ever made the best movies ever made?
Tuesday, September 16
Richard Neupert, Charles H. Wheatley Professor of the Arts
UGA Film Studies
The Rock House
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:30 p.m. Program
$5.00 per person
Reservations begin August 16
n 1895, the young Louis Lumière
projected the first motion pictures in
France. Then, he sent camera operators
around the world to make and show
films with their 15-pound, handcranked cameras and projectors. These
early moving pictures are still among
the most striking movies the world has
ever known. Some critics even claim he
was the cinema’s equivalent to a great
Impressionist painter. Louis Lumière
also invented the most successful color
photography process. This presentation
reveals some of the fascinating earlier ‘moving image machines’ of the 1800s,
including the zoetrope and Edison’s Kinetoscope, and then presents a number of
Lumière’s beautiful 50-second movies made in Europe, Africa, North America,
and Asia. Lumière truly “showed the world to the world” and launched a whole
new art form.
For More Information: Contact the Member Concierge ~ 706.467.1111
Arts & Crafts Planning: A Lost Legacy in the South
Lecture and Discussion
Featuring the architecture and history of Avondale Estates-Atlanta, Nolen in
Roanoke, Charlotte & Chattanooga, Manning in Birmingham, and the Ruskin
Utopians in Georgia and Tennessee
Tuesday, September 23
Ron Thomas
UGA College of Environment & Design Planning Program
The Rock House
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:30 p.m. Program
$5.00 per person
Reservations begin August
volving from his deep
interest in the American
Arts & Crafts Movement
(1890-1915) and its impact
on culture, arts, architecture,
and design, Ron Thomas has
become a leading innovator
of community-based visiondriven planning and education.
His award winning experience
in urban and regional planning
has an emphasis on interactive,
inclusive approaches to place-making for sustainable development and resource
preservation. Ron’s presentation will focus on the lost legacy of the southern Arts
and Crafts architectural movement and what that means to Georgians. Ron has
been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) and
continues as editor of the APA Regional Division e.Journal, as well as the Chair of
the Oconee Greenway Commission. His passion for architectural history, planning
and design will no doubt educate and illuminate in exploring this passionate
topic. For more information on Ron Thomas and the College of Environment and
Design, please visit their website at
Peabody Decades: Revisiting our Cultural Heritage
Lecture and Discussion
Thursday, September 25
Mary Miller
Peabody Archivist, UGA Libraries
Mikala Bush, UGA Student
The Rock House
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
5:30 p.m. Program
$5.00 per person
Reservations begin August 25
he Peabody Awards Archive at the
UGA Libraries is a one-of-a-kind
collection, a massive time capsule whose
contents preserve the events that have helped
shape our country and our national identity.
A student curated project, the Peabody Decades
explores different decades from a unique point of view, that of someone who
did not live through it. Curated by Mikala Bush, The 1960s: Based on a True Story
features news clips from the ‘60s that helped to clarify Mikala’s understanding
of the 1960s and to clear up misconceptions she developed from learning most
of what she knew about the decade from movies and TV. Major events explored
are the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the assassinations of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy. Programs screened
include The Bullwinkle Show, The President is Dead, Dick Van Dyke Show, LSD: The
Trip to Where? and others.
For More Information: Contact the Member Concierge ~ 706.467.1111
An Evening with the UGA Opera Ensemble
Prelude Dinner & Concert
Tuesday, September 30
The UGA Opera Ensemble
Frederick Burchinal, Opera Director
Kathryn Wright, Opera Coach
The Lake Club
6:30 p.m. Cocktails, Prelude Dinner & Concert
$51.95 per person
Reservations begin August 30
Prelude Dinner Menu
Course I
Roasted Tomato-Basil Bisque
Course II
Caramelized Atlantic Salmon
Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto
Course III
Salted Caramel Custard with Cookies and Cream
he UGA Opera Ensemble returns with
another exclusive performance in the Linger
Longer Living series, bringing musical selections
to delight and entertain from a variety of operas
and Broadway musicals. This performance will present a new group of excellent
singers for the first time in Georgia and you are invited to discover the undiscovered
opera talents of the future on this evening. Presentations at Reynolds Plantation
have become a highlight on the UGA Opera Theatre calendar and the Fall opera
production, to be presented
at the Performing Arts Center
in Athens in November, will
be featured as a preview.
he UGA Opera Theatre
is under the direction of
Frederick Burchinal, Wyatt and
Margaret Anderson, Professor
of the Arts and Director of
Opera in collaboration with
Kathryn Wright, International
Opera Coach.
“from little acorns
mighty oaks do grow”
English Proverb
An old English proverb –“from little acorns mighty oaks do grow”– reminds us
that little seeds mature into mighty generations. Similarly, our knowledge and
intellect are strengthened by the seeds of cultural experience. At Reynolds
Plantation, we have chosen the acorn to represent the seeds of our cultural
experience. The acorn is the fruit of Georgia’s state tree, the Live Oak, and offers
much symbolism as we prepare an exciting series of programs to entertain and
enlighten you. The Linger Longer Living cultural lifestyle programs combine
the best of visual and performing arts (including exhibitions, music, lectures,
excursions and instruction) with a uniquely diverse audience to create an
unparalleled cultural experience for the South’s Premier Golfing and Lakeside
Destination. Grow wise and experience this season of Living.
Join us for an educational and
entertaining experience with the
Linger Longer Living series.
To register for these events, please
contact the Member Concierge at
Marie Garrison
Arts & Cultural Director
Reynolds Plantation
For More Information: Contact the Member Concierge ~ 706.467.1111
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