THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 4 & 11. PLEASE CHECK BACK FEBRUARY 1 TO REGISTER.
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level
This two-part program takes a lively look at the history of mankind’s favorite beverages. Beer – known to the pyramid-builders of Egypt as “liquid bread” – gained commercial fame thanks to the pious brew masters of medieval Europe. Wine fueled the drinking parties of ancient Greece, but later connoisseurs hailed it as “bottled poetry.” Coffee and tea kept early monks and mystics alert during religious rituals; over time, these warming stimulants won the approval of Enlightenment thinkers, Industrial Age workers, 19th-century socialites, and the trendy urbanites crowding the neighborhood Starbucks today. Filled to the brim with entertaining tales, these two presentations will quench your deepest thirst for knowledge! Samples will be available! Registration begins September 1.