Summer Classes 2019


Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays in July —  July 2-July 23. Download a copy of the brochure by selecting the Summer 2019 link below:

Summer 2019


Class Fees by Donation — You Choose the Amount!

During the summer we are suggesting a donation of $25 per class series or any other donation amount of your choice.  Just bring your check to the office when you come to class. All donations go directly to  Lifetime Learning Center.  Please note that some classes may require a photocopying  or class material fee.

Changes in Registration

To register for classes please use the Register Here button only after you have read the entire schedule of classes.  After registering, if you wish to add or drop a class, please notify us via email:


Most Classes are Tuesdays

July 2 – July 23, 2019

The Golden Age of Russian Stories
Jim Leonard

Room B2

Russian literature flourished in the 19th Century, including poetry by Pushkin, major novels by Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, and more than 400 tales by Chekhov.  Fortunately for us, nearly all the important Russian authors cultivated the art of the short story.  We’ll read stories by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Leskov, Chekhov, and Gorky.

Our text:  Great Russian Short Stories, edited by Paul Negri, a Dover Thrift Edition, 2003.  Paperback $5.00.

Class Limit: 15

July 2   Alexander Pushkin Queen of Spades
  Nikolay Gogol The Overcoat
July 9 Ivan Turgenev The District Doctor
  Fyodor Dostoevsky The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
July 16 Leo Tolstoy How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  After the Dance
  Nikolay Leskov The Clothesmender
July 23 Anton Chekhov The Lady with the Little Dog
The Darling
Maxim Gorky Twenty-Six Men and a Girl
Learn to Sail
Damon Darley

For Meeting Place See Below

This class is an introduction to keel boat sailing and will provide an understanding of boat handling and how it all works. We will not teach you how to be a sailor, but provide the basics so when you do get on a boat you are all set to take advantage of the opportunity. We will cover the nomenclature of the boat and boat handling, which includes points of sail, tacking and jibing. Additionally we will deal with safety, weather, sail theory, rigging, knots, rules of the road, etc.

Classes will be held on Lady Too, a San Juan 28, at Shilshole Bay Marina between 10:00 and noon.  After the 3 scheduled 2-hour classes, there will be a day sail, with the date to be determined. Since classes are to be held on Lady Too, enrollment is limited to 3.  Students must be able to be comfortable on a moving boat.

Note special class dates:  July 2, 9, and 16

Thoughtful Discussions for Men
Chandler Clifton

Room 1-J

Ten men and a facilitator will spend 75 minutes each week getting to know each other discussing topics in two areas each session. Topics are generated by the members. There is no writing involved—-just thinking, speaking, and listening. This is not therapy. It is a chance to spend time with other men talking about themselves and their opinions and listening to others do the same.
Class Minimum: 5 Class Limit: 10

Plein Air Watercolor Painting
Cecile Disenhouse

Thursdays, 10:00-12:00
July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22

Join Cecile for outdoor classes at beautiful places around Seattle. Bring your portable supplies—-small palette (no tubes needed), a few brushes, pencil, eraser, pen and a few sheets of watercolor paper and small water container with some water. You might bring a stool to sit on. Also, a sun hat is a good idea.

The first meeting will be held at Golden Gardens — please meet at the playground. Enrolled students will receive a schedule of other locations, which include the Urban Horticulture Center, Edmonds Dog Park, Woodland Park Rose Garden and more.

*Note: Class dates on THURSDAYS for 7 weeks, 10 person minimum, 25 maximum