March 28-May 16

The History and Literature of the
Vietnam War

Bill Taylor and Michael Shurgot

Room B2

This is a new type of course for LLC. Students will register for one course that has two linked components. From 9:15-10:30, Bill Taylor will lead a discussion of the history and politics of the Vietnam War using the book America’s Longest War by George C. Herring
(2001). Following a break, from 10:45 -noon Michael Shurgot will lead a discussion of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, a book of short stories about soldiers in the
War. Students will be expected to attend both parts of the course.
Students need to purchase their own copies of the books early enough to be prepared to discuss the first chapter of each book on the first day of class. New and used copies of both books can be purchased online (e.g., half.com or Amazon — but don’t buy a Kindle version). You’ll receive more information by email once you register for the course.
Class Limit: 35

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.

Walden—Walking with Thoreau
Dennis Noson

Room 1-J

You are invited to join us as we read aloud Thoreau’s masterpiece, each taking a turn to read and to hear his “voice.” Learn about his innovative pacing and style, and become aware of poetry disguised as prose.

Photographic images of Old Concord and Walden Pond, taken from 1905 to 1920, will be silently displayed to match the text and its context, as we work our way around the shores of Walden.

Text required: Walden (Princeton Univ. paperback, intro by Joyce Carol Oates). Available online (e.g., Amazon. Powells.com, alibris.com).

Class Limit: 20

Write Your Life Story
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

Quilt Making 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 B4

This 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 26 edition to the first class. 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 

 Editing Digital Photography
Thomas Dempsey
Room 1-J

Because cameras so often fail to render scenes as perceived by your eyes, learn how to compensate through smart editing in Adobe Lightroom (for advanced photographers), Polarr.co (free online), or your favorite editor. Optional: bring a laptop computer for hands-on experience. Class demonstrations will cover color theory and tonal editing. This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, on April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27.
Class Limit: 20

Film Adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bruce Bigley
Room B5

Shakespeare’s Dream fantasy has had a rich life on the screen, both in straightforward and implied movie adaptations, as well as opera and ballet versions. We will read Shakespeare’s original text and review videos of the adaptations, exploring the relationship between the play and its transformations. Students should have a copy of Shakespeare’s play. Note this class will run for only seven weeks, beginning on April 4. Students should read the play for the first week.

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2017 Spring Classes