Thursdays- April 4-May 23

Great American Short Stories
Jim Leonard
Room B2

Beginning in 1920, The Best American Short Stories annually published outstanding fiction written by American authors. Now editor Lorrie Moore  has chosen forty stories that appeared over the past 100 years. Their authors range from Edna Ferber and Sherwood Anderson in the 1920s to George Saunders in 2013 and Lauren Groff in 2014. For spring quarter we will read and discuss good stories that stand the test of time.

Text: One Hundred Years of the Best American Short StoriesEditor Lorrie Moore, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Class Limit: 15

Duplicate Bridge
Gil Comeau
Room B5

For intermediate and better players who want to learn duplicate bridge. We will have some instruction and play duplicate games within our own group and eventually try electronic bridge at the website There is no better way to improve than to play bridge hands online, either with robots or live opponents. It would be helpful if you have either a notebook (laptop) computer, tablet computer or smart phone to use. If not find a partner in class and play together cooperatively. Remain calm . This is a relaxed and fun activity, not a high pressure experience.

Intermediate Piano Keyboarding
Jeanne Bryan
Room B5

Piano keyboarding theory for intermediate students who have previously taken piano keyboarding and have knowledge of note-reading and piano keys. Enrollment of new students requires Instructor’s approval — please contact LLC office 206-949-8882 to discuss.

The History of Tom Jones– A Foundling
Bruce Bigley ,
Room B2

Henry Fielding’s The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling [1747] is one of the earliest English novels and one of the greatest.  And of course it is the source of one of the best film adaptations of a novel, Tony Richardson’s 1963 Tom Jones, starring the late Albert Finney.   We and discuss  the novel and watch the film.   You will need to find a copy from a library or bookstore.
Class Limit:  25

Creative Writing
Vel Gerth
Room 1-J

Write spontaneously through prompts, outline, or from lines of poetry and prose. No corrections of work, only praise for a word or line. We learn by doing and creating, and encourage each other to write in our unique voices. Men and Women welcome!
Class Limit: 15

Watercolor Basics
Cecile Disenhouse
Room B2

No experience necessary. Beginning instruction includes description of supplies, composition, use of color, washes, wet into wet, and ink with watercolor. Artists of any level are welcome to participate in the class. The instructor demonstrates mainly landscapes, cityscapes and the odd animal. Students can visit to see instructor’s work. This course is the same content for both sessions. Students may sign up for one class only, due to Cecile’s schedule!
Class Limit: 26

Hooray for Hollywood
Jim Mohundro
Room B5

For more than 100 years Hollywood has occasionally drawn back the curtain between audience and film to tell about those who make and act in movies. Life behind the false tinsel is not always real tinsel. 1932’s What Price Hollywood? (re-made four times as A Star is Born) shows us tragedy in this world of luxury and fantasy, and other films demonstrate that fiction can be stranger than truth and, sometimes, funnier.

  • The Artist (2011), 100 minutes
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952), 103 minutes
  • Gods and Monsters (1998), 105 minutes
  • The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), 118 minutes
  • In a Lonely Place (1950), 94 minutes
  • Trumbo (2015), 124 minutes
  • L. A. Confidential (1997), 138 minutes
  • The Party (1968), 99 minutes

There will be an optional class discussion following each film.  Each film will include subtitles or closed captioning as an aid for the hearing impaired

Watercolor Basics
Cecile Disenhouse
Session 2
Room B4

Same as Session 1 (see above class description) ). Please sign up for one Watercolor Basics class only.
Class Limit: 26

Women and Poetry in Daily Living
Margot Dick
Room IJ

A peaceful oasis for sharing poetry from international writers and our own hand and heart if we are so inclined. A safe place for women to express and let their voices be heard with love of language, insight, humor and observation.


 MARCH 8, 2019

8:00 A.M

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