Class: Hemingway’s Five Best Short Stories

Monday – Friday, June 24 – 28, 2024 — 1 – 2:15 p.m. in Loud Hall

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: $65 Members/$75 Non-members

We will read, discuss, debate, and enjoy five of Hemingway’s best and most provocative (non-Nick Adams) short stories – focusing on men-women relationships. Our stories are: Cat in the Rain, Hills Like White Elephants, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Recommended text: The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, The Finca Vigia Edition, Scribners 1987.

Monday Night Movie: Jerry and Marge Go Large

Monday, June 24, 2024 — 7:30 p.m. in Voorhies Hall


Brian Cranston and Annette Bening star in this remarkable true story of how retiree Jerry Selbee discovered a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery. He and his wife, Marge, won $27 million and used the money to revive their small Michigan town of Evart, population 1,900.

Rosie the Riveter in Michigan

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 — 7 p.m. in Voorhies Hall


Linda Rogers and Angie Morthland, members of the Cheboygan and Emmet County Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, present an energetic program in costume as Rosie the Riveters. They will explain the history of the iconic Rosie symbol, and will share local history of the roles Rosies played in the World War II effort. Angie and Linda travel the state to present their programs, adapting each talk to the region they’re visiting.

About the Speakers: Angie Morthland has been active with the American Rosie the Riveter Association since 2009. She served as the Indiana State Director for many years. After moving to Michigan in 2019, Angie teamed up with Linda Rogers (whose grandmother was a “Rosie”) and they formed the Northern Michigan Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association. Linda serves as President and Angie as the Vice President of the chapter.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: How Zingerman’s Built a Corner Deli into a Global Food Community


Wednesday, June 26, 2024 — 7 p.m. in Voorhies Hall

Advance Tickets: $10 members/$20 non-members

Tickets at the Door: $25 for everyone

Michigan Notable Author Micheline Maynard will discuss the amazing secrets to Zingerman’s success: great food and an upbeat business attitude. It’s not as easy as it sounds! Companies from all over the U.S. send their managers to Zingerman’s to learn how to adopt the deli’s principles and practices to achieve their own success.

About the Speaker: Micheline Maynard is a business journalist and author of five books, including Satisfaction Guaranteed, a 2023 Michigan Notable book.  Ms. Maynard has been a correspondent for The New York Times, a senior editor at NPR, and a contributing columnist at the Washington Post. Her work has also appeared in Time Magazine and the Boston Globe. Micki has taught at the University of Michigan, Central Michigan and Arizona State. She was born in Ann Arbor, where she currently lives. She’s an avid fan of baseball and classic movies.

Eventually Everything Connects: Making Mid-Century Modern


Thursday, June 27, 2024 — 7 p.m. in Voorhies Hall

Advance Tickets: $10 members/$20 non-members

Tickets at the Door: $25 for everyone

The iconic movement known as “Mid-Century Modern” design burst onto the scene after World War II, evolved through the 1960s and 70s, and continues to inspire the most sought-after home and office designs in the U.S. and abroad.

Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills played a crucial role in incubating both the talent and the aesthetic of the MCM movement. Leading architects, designers and artists such as Ray and Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, and Eero Saarinen all got their start at Cranbrook, later splitting between rival furniture companies Herman Miller and Knoll.

About the Speaker: MillerKnoll Curatorial Fellow Bridget Bartal will give Bay View audiences an exclusive, sneak peek at her groundbreaking research, which details the rich, intertwined history of Cranbrook and the MCM movement. The exhibition and publication, titled Eventually Everything Connects: Making Mid-Century Modern, will be unveiled at Cranbrook in the summer of 2025.

Mitten of Plenty: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie and Agricultural History


Friday, June 28, 2024 — 10 a.m. in Voorhies Hall


Michigan is the second-most agriculturally diverse state in the country and is often referred to as the “Mitten of Plenty.” Add to that a growing industry focused on locally sourced products such as cheese, sauces, jams, breads, chocolates, wine, beer and more. This program by Dianna Stampfler will introduce you to the state’s agricultural heritage and whet your appetite for culinary tourism around the Great Lakes State.

About the Speaker: Dianna Stampfler launched Promote Michigan in 2004 as a way to share stories of the people, places and products of her home state. A freelance writer, author and armchair historian, she has nearly 40 years’ experience in radio broadcasting and public speaking, with a degree from Western Michigan University. Her lively programs about lighthouses, historic sites, agricultural heritage, and other unique facets of the Great Lakes State have entertained audiences throughout both peninsulas (and beyond).