March 29-May 17, 2018

American  Short Stories
Jim Leonard

Room B2

At each class meeting we will discuss two stories by authors such as Raymond Carver, Flannery O’Connor, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, Philip Roth, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, and nine others.  At our first class, we will discuss “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, so please read these two stories before then.

The text for this class is The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, Second Edition, 2013, edited by Joyce Carol Oates.
Class limit: 15

Advanced Tai Chi
Ann Ross

Fellowship Hall

Tai Chi is a slow-moving meditation to improve health, balance, and spirit. From the gentle practice of postures, you will learn about your physical and spiritual center. This class is geared toward continuing students.

Class limit: 25

Watercolor Basics
Cecile Disenhouse

Session 2
Room B4

See description on Wednesday.

Class limit: 25

James Joyce’s Ulysses (continued)
Bruce Bigley

Room B2

We finish our reading of Ulysses, reading the last five episodes, covering the actions of Stephen and Bloom through late night of Bloomsday and ending with Molly Bloom’s soliloquy reflecting on her relationship to Bloom and many other matters.  Students who have not taken the winter quarter class, but who wish to join us, should contact the instructor at
Text: James Joyce, Ulysses, any edition, but the Gabler edition is most useful.
No meeting April 26th.
Class limit: 25

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 to discuss.

Creative Writing
Vel Gerth

Room 1-J

Write spontaneously through prompts, outlines, 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.
Class limit: 15

Does Everyone Need Religion?
Richard Curtis

Room B-2

We will make use of material from comparative religion, psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and even theology.  The thesis of the class is that religion is intrinsic to humanity, regardless of questions of belief. Excerpts of books will be provided.

Class limit: 15

Watercolor Basics
Cecile Disenhouse

Session 3
Room B4

See description on Wednesday.
Class limit: 25

Films — White Hats and Black Hats: A Western  Sampler
Jim Mohundro

Room B-5

In western films the rightness and wrongness of events may be clear, and the character of men who walk the mean streets even more so. But sometimes you can’t tell a player without a scorecard and sometimes you can’t tell a villain without his hat. Even then, pinning down absolute good and evil can be a more elusive pursuit.

The Great Train Robbery (1903, 12 minutes), Hell’s Hinges, (1916, 64 minutes), and Bill Hart’s Farewell (1939, 8 minutes);  Jesse James (1939, 106 minutes); The Gunfighter (1950, 85 minutes); The Naked Spur (1953, 91 minutes); Rio Bravo (1959, 141 minutes);  Lonely Are the Brave (1962, 107 minutes);  Silverado (1985, 133 minutes); and Along Came Jones (1945, 90 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.

Women and Poetry in Daily Living
Margot Dick

Room 1-J


A peaceful oasis for sharing poetry from international writers and our own hands and hearts 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.

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