March 27-May 15, 2018

Current Topics in International Relations:Great Decisions 2018
Bill Taylor

Room B2
Session 3

This class is a repeat of Session 1 on Monday
Class limit: 40

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Michael Shurgot

Room B2

Sometime in early 1604 Shakespeare wrote his last comedy: Measure for Measure. The play follows Hamlet (1601-02) and immediately precedes his other major tragedies. Though a play of the early 17th Century, Measure for Measure is astonishingly contemporary, focusing as it does on the ironically named Angelo abusing his political authority and sexually abusing the saintly Isabella. From his misdeeds spins an intriguing tale of power, complex gender relations, and the struggle between justice and mercy. Read the title source in Matthew’s  “The Sermon on the Mount,” then join us for a marvelous theatrical adventure! Students must purchase their own text of the play. Please order a copy prior to class.  First class begins April 3

Carl Jung: Common Themes in the Second Half of Life
Bev Osband

Room 1-J

In this introductory class we will explore some of Jung’s major concepts: complexes, archetypes, the tension and play of opposites, personality types and dreams. Reading Jung’s autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, we will pay special attention to his thoughts about the challenges and tasks in the second half of life. Please purchase book prior to class: C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections. Class limit:  15

Balance in Action
LeeAnn Starovasnik

Room B5

Are you ready to take your next step toward freedom and ease, and away from pain? Do you want a sustainable practice to age well, remain active, and retain your independent lifestyle? Feldenkrais provides support, relieves pain, and builds hope through intelligent movement explorations. You will engage your brain along with your body in new and novel ways that help you take steps toward your goal. Wear warm, comfortable clothing and bring a thick blanket or mat.

Portraying the Self
Marianne LoGerfo

Youth Room

What are artists up to when they portray themselves?  Are they economizing on a model, advertising their skill, raising their status, perfecting a technique, or probing their inner lives?   What can self-portraits tell us about the artist’s time, place and character– and about how we, too, present ourselves to the world?  From Rembrandt to Goya to Guston, there are so many puzzles to ponder and so much pleasure to share.

 Life Stories
Group Facilitated

Room B4

If you’ve ever thought of writing down some of your life experiences, but haven’t started (or finished), this class provides motivation. We listen to one another read aloud — whether continuing stories, short vignettes or poems — and give encouraging suggestions. There are no red pencils to intimidate! Volunteers facilitate class, and we alert one another about writing resources in the region, in books, and online. Hearing devices are available. New students are always welcome.
Class limit: 25

Quiltmaking Basics
Group Facilitated

Room B5

Quilters can share in the creative skill of crafting beautiful quilts. Class members select their own projects. This is a support group sharing quilting ideas and views of life.

Current Events and The Sunday New York Times
Steve Camp and Walle Ralkowski

Room B2

NY TimesThis class will engage in discussion of current events, focusing primarily on the preceding week’s Sunday New York Times. We’ll include all sections of the paper — National and International Events, Arts and Leisure, Book Reviews, Sports, Business, Travel, and the New York Times Magazine. Bring the Sunday, March 25th edition to the first class, and we will share thoughts and stories of particular interest.

The Sunday New York Times is available at most Starbucks and grocery stores for $6 and can be ordered for home delivery.
Class limit: 15

Learn to Draw
Nancy Donnelly

Room B4

Drawing underpins art and is a wonderful way to express yourself. We will draw fruits, flowers, our classroom, our own clothed bodies, and more. Topics will include gesture, line, value, drawing materials, perspective, and objective vs. subjective images. Please bring to the first class at least a #2 pencil, small pencil sharpener, separate eraser (such as a Pink Pearl), and sketch paper or sketch pad (not typing paper). Class limit: 15
 First class begins, April 10

Beginners: Learn to Play the Soprano Ukulele
Allyson McCombs

Room B5

The ukulele is a four-stringed musical instrument which is easy to learn and fun to play in a group. You will learn how to play a few familiar and fun songs as well as some fundamental practicing strategies to make you more proficient with chord changes. If you have a ukulele in the basement, bring it along or purchase an inexpensive ukulele on Amazon. This class encompasses soprano ukulele tuning  and chords. The first 4 weeks are the same as previous beginner ukulele classes.


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