tslogo-TS-MD usesJoin us for two special programs – both are free and all are welcome!

On Oct. 23rd Maria Drumm, author of Silk Road Journeys (2014),  will share her experiences traveling over the ancient trade routes known collectively as “the Silk Road”, through Egypt, India, Uzebekistan, China, and many other countries. She will talk about the cultural influences of the religions she encountered – Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Nestorian Christianity. See the Buddhist caves of Dunhuang, the Hindu temple at Ellora, the Stepwells of India. Ms Drumm brings her award-winning photographs of the landscapes, people, towns, and religious monuments – often in very remote regions.  Visit her website to learn more. This is a Centennial Sunday.

On Oct. 30th Carole J. Pressnall, M.F.A., will teach you the basic strokes of Chinese calligraphy in a fun, relaxed, hands-on way. Once you practice the character for “eternity”, you will be able to write all other characters.  All supplies and tools for the session will be provided at no charge. Not only will you be able to understand how the words/characters are written, but you will also appreciate the Zen of the art form itself. You may take home the Chinese characters that you have mastered.