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At Medford Leas, both residents and the greater community can discover new pathways and possibilities for a rich and fulfilling life through our Pathways to Learning© Program and ongoing community events. The Medford Leas Campus Art Gallery is open daily from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm.  We also regularly host luncheons or informative events for prospective residents and their families to learn more about life in the community.

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February 2019

Leas Forum: “My Life as a Courtroom Artist”- Bill Ternay

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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In 54 years as a courtroom sketch artist, Bill Ternay has many fascinating stories ranging from the U.S. Supreme court to criminal courts in the Delaware Valley area.  He has caused a bomb scare, been evicted by jurors, answered a summons by the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and, most recently, intrigued the judge in Allentown mayor's recent federal trial.  He will share stories about these experiences and show samples of his work during this program. Bill Ternay…

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Leas Forum: St. Benedict Prep: An Urban Success – Vince Menzel

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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At a time when education in urban areas has been criticized as ineffective and unsupportive for many children, especially those from low-income neighborhoods, one high school in Newark NJ stands out for the achievements of its young male students. St. Benedict's Prep School was founded over 150 years ago, and has been committed to delivering an excellent education to students in and around Newark, preparing boys to fulfill their potential as emotionally mature, morally responsible, and well-educated citizens. Operated by the Benedictine…

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March 2019

Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Challenges

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Thursdays, March and April, 2019 No fee. No registration required. PROGRAM Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. This spring, based upon popular demand, the Medford Leas Residents’ Association invites you to join in the Great Decisions series, which highlights thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans today. SPEAKERS A Medford Leas resident will act as moderator and present information related…

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Leas Forum: Meet General Ulysses S. Grant

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  No registration While stories have been told about General Ulysses S. Grant, half-truths and distortions have been created. Meet the General himself to learn his side of the story during those years when he was in the military service of his country. Kenneth Serfass offers a first-person impression of Ulysses S. Grant, focusing on his time in the army as a general during the American Civil War. Serfass has been recognized for his passionate and informative presentation of…

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Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Challenges

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Thursdays, March and April, 2019 No fee. No registration required. PROGRAM Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. This spring, based upon popular demand, the Medford Leas Residents’ Association invites you to join in the Great Decisions series, which highlights thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans today. SPEAKERS A Medford Leas resident will act as moderator and present information related…

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Leas MusiCast: Ballet

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Join us at the Medford Campus Theater as the Medford Leas Residents Association brings you wonderful performances by top musicians from around the world, spanning a number of genres, including symphonies, opera, and more. These performances will be shown using the Medford Campus Theater’s 16 by 9-foot, state-of-the-art projection screen and surround sound system. These programs are the next best thing to being there in person! Enjoy scrumptious refreshments during intermission. Suggested donation $5—payable at the door. More information is…

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Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Challenges

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Thursdays, March and April, 2019 No fee. No registration required. PROGRAM Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. This spring, based upon popular demand, the Medford Leas Residents’ Association invites you to join in the Great Decisions series, which highlights thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans today. SPEAKERS A Medford Leas resident will act as moderator and present information related…

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Letters to a Young Muslim

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee. Registration deadline: March 15. PROGRAM Letters to a Young Muslim is a series of personal letters written by Omar Saif Ghobash to his son about the question of how to live as a moderate Muslim in this modern world. Ghobash is the ambassador to Russia for the United Arab Emirates. He is also an author and a sponsor of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction and the Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, with degrees in law from Oxford…

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Leas Forum: Current Issues for Reporting the News – How to Distinguish the Truth

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  No Registration. At a time when the president of the United States has charged that the media is “the enemy of the people,” how can the public ascertain what is factual and what is fiction. One suggestion is to read deeply, read broadly and read skeptically. Bill Marimow, who was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes at The Philadelphia Inquirer, will offer his insights into this era of heightened tension between our elected officials and the journalists who…

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Sunday Afternoon Concert 100 Years of Broadway

March 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee. Registration deadline: March 22. PROGRAM Celebrate 100 years of Broadway musical memories from the year 1919 to present. Enjoy an afternoon performance with Marc Sherman, as he sits at the piano and provides you with not only wonderful music of some of the most thrilling moments in musical theater history, but also intriguing anecdotes and history about various performances. PIANIST Marc Sherman began playing piano at age four, and by age nine he was taking formal lessons. After…

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