The Scarrow Friday Forums

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – VOORHIES HALL

The Scarrow Friday Forum is a longstanding Bay View tradition (named in honor of founders David and Janet Scarrow) in which speakers from all walks of life cover a wide range of topics.

Attendance is free and open to the public, although good-will donations are gratefully accepted to help defray costs.


June 23    Fake News and Conspiracy Theories — Scott LaDeur, Professor of Political Science, NCMC

June 30    Keep ‘Em Fighting: Chris-Craft’s Contribution to WWII — Historian Geoffrey Reynolds wraps up our Ships Ahoy theme week with his discussion of how Michigan’s classic runabout builder pivoted in a time of crisis to help the war effort.

July 7    Things to Know Before Renovating, Remodeling, or Enlarging Your Bay View Cottage — Richard Mitchell, Bay View member and retired architect whose firm specialized in architectural preservation

July 21    The Art and Science of Scoring Films — Bay View’s Education and Performing Arts Programs joined forces to bring Scott Healy to Bay View. This Grammy-nominated jazz composer, performer, arranger, producer, and keyboardist for the Conan O’Brien show will show film clips and demonstrate at the piano.

July 28    Socialism, Capitalism and the Political Divide: A Look at the Past to Help Decide Our Future — Jarrett Skorup, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Aug. 4    An Intergenerational Perspective on the Odawa Experience in Northern Michigan — Matthew Fletcher, Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, and Wenona Singel, Associate Professor of Law at Michigan State University, share their families’ experiences in the Friday Forum timeslot as part of their mini-American Experience 3-lecture series.

Aug. 11    Exploring Patterns of India: An In-Depth Look at the Colors, Architecture and Textiles of Rajasthan — Christine Chitnis, author and photographer

Sally Shearer Smith
Friday Forum Facilitator/Moderator

Education Director, Julia Healy
231-439-9243 (Summer Office Line)