March 27 – May 15

Current Topics in International Relations: Great Decisions 2017      
Bill Taylor
Room B2

This course discusses seven topics in international relations contained in the Great Decisions 2017 booklet from the Foreign Policy Association. The topics are: 1) European Union, 2) Trade Policy, 3) South China Sea, 4) Saudi Arabia, 5) Geopolitics of Energy, 6) Latin America, and 7) Afghanistan/Pakistan.

The text for this course, Great Decisions 2017, costs $23. A printed companion volume with updated information on the topics and questions to consider while reading Great Decisions costs an additional $13. Free copies are available via email. Copies of both items for purchase are available the first week of class. Reading material for the first class, which focuses on the goals of foreign policy decision-making, will be emailed.

Class Limit: 45

Current Topics In International Relations: Great Decisions 2017      
 Bill Taylor
Room B2

This class is a repeat of Session 1 above.
Class Limit: 45

Rosen Movement
Cameron Justam                 
Room B5

Rosen Movement was created by Marion Rosen, a physical therapist, to foster, support and maintain flexibility during the aging years. The goal is aided by music, which provides fun and the inspiration to move all the joints with ease. Come move with us — be more open to the day and to life! Cameron Justam is a certified Rosen Movement body practitioner.
Class Limit: 20

The New Yorker Discussion Group
Moderated by Jim Leonard and Stephanie Kaylin
Room B4

Here is an opportunity to share The New Yorker with other regular readers of the magazine. The group will consider articles, fiction, poetry and reviews, with each piece presented briefly by a participant before a general discussion. Please bring the two most recent issues to the first class so that we can choose what will be discussed the following week.
Class Limit: 15

Let’s Talk
To Be Determined
Youth Room

Find out about relevant cultural, political and educational topics from expert faculty members and community speakers. Look for specific information in upcoming Lifetime Learning Center emails.

Conversational Spanish
Kristine Gray
*Lake City Community Center

This class is intended for those interested in practicing or developing conversational skills in Spanish in a relaxed environment. Instructor will design lessons based on participants’ proficiency levels, interests and needs. Cultural elements will be included according to the topic of the day. Conversations will take place in groups based on class configurations. Let’s have some fun in Spanish! Kristy Gray is a new teacher who grew up in Mexico City and taught at several local high schools.

*This class is offered in conjunction with Sound Generations and Lake City Seniors

Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Avenue NE,Seattle 9812

The Passions of Puccini
Theodore Deacon and Barbara Miller
Fellowship Hall

Come join us for this lively survey of the beloved operas of Giacomo Puccini. Who can resist the flush of first love in Manon Lescaut or the playfulness and gentle sorrows of artistic life in La Boheme? Will the political brutalities of Tosca shock you? How did a racially insensitive play ever become the profoundly moving music drama that is Madame Butterfly? What is more controversial — the Italian-singing cowboys and 49ers in Girl of the Golden West or its daring, forward-looking score? Not merely a music survey course, these lectures will also cover the culture, the controversial passions, and the ruinous affairs that fired Puccini’s imagination and brought both inspiration and calamity to his life. A class that both opera novice and aficionado will enjoy.

Stacy Schulze

Room B4

All you need is a hook and some yarn, and you can learn skills to make clothes, household items, and decorations. For learning and practice, bring some yarn and at least one hook of the right size for the yarn. Also please bring any patterns or crochet books that interest you. Beginners and refreshers welcome.

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2017 Spring Classes