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​​​​​The Great Courses: Understanding Japan, a Cultural History

Mondays at 10 a.m. starting July 10

This Great DVD Course Series will present the Japanese culture with a paradox. Many aspects of Japan's culture seem insular and exclusive, and the Japanese people often pride themselves on their distinctiveness. Yet the Japanese are also voracious consumers of foreign culture, and parts of Japanese culture have gone global. This series will begin in prehistoric Japan and move through 2011 as the discussion leads us to see what the future holds for Japan. 

​*Held in an air-conditioned room

Please register by calling (401) 831-1800 or email hamiltonhouse276@gmail.com 

​​​​​Summer Potluck Supper and Lecture on "The Life of Bees"

Wednesday, July 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

It's always nice to have a get-together on a summer night!

Our Hamilton House staff welcomes members and their guests to share their favorite dish or dessert.

Please let us know what you will be bringing so that we won't duplicate. 

We will provide beverages. 

Along with this evening's get-together, we will have a distinguished guest and member of the Bee Keeper's Association, Dr. Jane Denison. Dr. Denison will give an in-depth lecture on the importance of this environmentally needed species. She will cover the threat of extinction and how it will impact our environment. 

To add to this subject, we will offer a viewing of "The Queen of the Sun."​​

Special Events & Lectures 

​​​​​Bette Davis Film Series

Wednesdays at 1 p.m. during August

Come in out of the summer heat and escape into film selections of the famed actress Bette Davis. The list includes: Now Voyager, Death on the Nile, What Ever Happened to Baby June, and The Man who Came to Dinner. These films will bring you back into the time of these classics. 

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters. She was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres including contemporary crime melodramas, historical and period films, and comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.