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Thu, Mar. 30, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Sacred Signs: The Interweave of Visual Symbols in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
 

 

This illustrated lecture will consider the common origins and divergent and often convergent directions of the three Abrahamic faiths and their respective visual vocabularies. We will answer a series of evolving questions--both general and specific. What are visual symbols and why are they used throughout religious history? How have all three Abrahamic traditions adopted and adapted visual ideas from the pagan art that predates all of them as well as from each other? How have they transformed or reinterpreted the meanings of common symbols in order to express their particularized sense of God and of the relationship between divinity and humanity? This lecture will discuss these questions and many other related questions regarding these faiths.

Dr. Ori Soltes, Professor of Theology and Fine Art, Author

Thursday   10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         Mar 30 (This class has been rescheduled from the original Feb 1 & Mar 14 dates)

1 Session       $15


About Dr. Ori Soltes

Ori Z Soltes has spent a lifetime wrestling with questions that resonate through the history of the human experience. His dynamic teaching, lecturing, curating and writing reflect a broad series of interests and a unique ability to combine them in unusual ways that are thought-provoking and both challenging and intellectually exciting. He currently teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University.

For seven years, Dr. Soltes was Director and Chief Curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, where he created over 80 exhibitions focusing on aspects of history, ethnography and contemporary art. He has also curated diverse contemporary and historical art exhibits at other sites, nationally and internationally. As Director of the National Jewish Museum he co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and has spent nearly 20 years researching and consulting on the issue of Nazi-plundered art.

Nearly 250 publications—books, articles, and catalogue essays—have included, among others: Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture; Eight Thousand Years of Georgian ArtFixing the World: Jewish American Painters in the Twentieth CenturyOur Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Art Draw from the Same SourceSearching for Oneness: Mysticism in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim TraditionsThe Ashen Rainbow: the Arts and the HolocaustUntangling the Tangled Web: Why the Middle East is Such a Mess; and Famous Jewish Trials: From Jesus to Jonathan Pollard.

 

$15.00

Dr, Ori Soltes, Professor, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
921

Thu, Mar. 30, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Thursdays       3:00 PM to 4:00 PM      Jan 12,19,26

12 Sessions    $96    Feb 2,9,16,23     March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$96.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
915

Fri, Mar. 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
iLove iPad
 

This course will provide you with 39 tips and tricks that will enable you to get more out of your iPad, and to do so with greater ease.  The tips will also save you a great deal of time.  We will cover 8 hidden iPad shortcuts, backing up your iPad, organizing the apps on your home page, the hidden windows in Safari, updating the operating system, searching with Siri, using autofill, creating bookmarks and a reading list, how to use spell check to save you time (hint: it isn’t what you think) searching your iPad for documents, the Control Center, obtaining and reading books from the public library, and much more.  Please bring your fully charged iPad to class.  You will use it extensively during the course. This course is for owners of an iPad who have been using their iPad for a minimum of one month and are intermediate or advanced computer users.  If you just purchased your iPad in the last few days, please take the beginners iPad class which makes you eligible to take this course next semester, after you have become more familiar with your iPad.  This course is not for individuals who have purchased other tablets such as the Kindle Fire, Nook, Samsung, etc. Class Limit: 9

Gary Cahn, Computer Instructor

Fridays         10:00 AM to 11:45 AM         Mar 24, 31

2 Sessions    $40

$40.00

Gary Cahn

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
966

Mon, Apr. 3, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health – Beginners Class (M1)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy.  

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Mondays        9:30 AM to 10:30 AM        April 3/10/17/24     May 1/8/15/22

8 Sessions     $72                                                                         (No Class May 29)

$72.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
967

Mon, Apr. 3, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Mondays       1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                  May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
968

Mon, Apr. 3, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M1)
 

Enjoy a balanced yoga practice which benefits your body, mind and spirit. Stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, de-stress and refresh. Each class begins with warm-up movements to prepare you for the yoga postures.  Each pose flows smoothly into the next, Emphasis is placed on standing poses and strengthening and stretching the legs, back, and shoulders. Each class ends with a final stretch and relaxation. Benefits of this practice include improved muscle tone, increased circulation, better concentration, and deeper relaxation. Please bring your own water bottle and yoga mat to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Mondays       2:35 PM to 3:35 PM           April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                      May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
969

Tue, Apr. 4, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too! (T1)
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

Tuesdays      12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           April 4/11/18/25   

9 Sessions     $81                                        May 2/9/16/23/30

$81.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
970

Wed, Apr. 5, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (W1)
 

This class is designed to improve the skills and knowledge learned in the Beginners Class for continued health and quality of life.  The 24 Forms in Tai-Chi provide an effective exercise boosting the body’s energy while enhancing the mind and inner spirit. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM            April 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                           May 3/10/17/24/31

$81.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
971

Thu, Apr. 6, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified 

Thursdays     3:00 PM to 4:00 PM         April 6/13/20/27    

8 Sessions     $72                                    May 4/11/18/25

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
966

Mon, Apr. 10, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health – Beginners Class (M1)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy.  

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Mondays        9:30 AM to 10:30 AM        April 3/10/17/24     May 1/8/15/22

8 Sessions     $72                                                                         (No Class May 29)

$72.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
967

Mon, Apr. 10, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Mondays       1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                  May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
968

Mon, Apr. 10, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M1)
 

Enjoy a balanced yoga practice which benefits your body, mind and spirit. Stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, de-stress and refresh. Each class begins with warm-up movements to prepare you for the yoga postures.  Each pose flows smoothly into the next, Emphasis is placed on standing poses and strengthening and stretching the legs, back, and shoulders. Each class ends with a final stretch and relaxation. Benefits of this practice include improved muscle tone, increased circulation, better concentration, and deeper relaxation. Please bring your own water bottle and yoga mat to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Mondays       2:35 PM to 3:35 PM           April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                      May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
969

Tue, Apr. 11, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too! (T1)
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

Tuesdays      12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           April 4/11/18/25   

9 Sessions     $81                                        May 2/9/16/23/30

$81.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
970

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (W1)
 

This class is designed to improve the skills and knowledge learned in the Beginners Class for continued health and quality of life.  The 24 Forms in Tai-Chi provide an effective exercise boosting the body’s energy while enhancing the mind and inner spirit. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM            April 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                           May 3/10/17/24/31

$81.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
971

Thu, Apr. 13, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified 

Thursdays     3:00 PM to 4:00 PM         April 6/13/20/27    

8 Sessions     $72                                    May 4/11/18/25

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
966

Mon, Apr. 17, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health – Beginners Class (M1)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy.  

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Mondays        9:30 AM to 10:30 AM        April 3/10/17/24     May 1/8/15/22

8 Sessions     $72                                                                         (No Class May 29)

$72.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
967

Mon, Apr. 17, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Mondays       1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                  May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
968

Mon, Apr. 17, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M1)
 

Enjoy a balanced yoga practice which benefits your body, mind and spirit. Stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, de-stress and refresh. Each class begins with warm-up movements to prepare you for the yoga postures.  Each pose flows smoothly into the next, Emphasis is placed on standing poses and strengthening and stretching the legs, back, and shoulders. Each class ends with a final stretch and relaxation. Benefits of this practice include improved muscle tone, increased circulation, better concentration, and deeper relaxation. Please bring your own water bottle and yoga mat to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Mondays       2:35 PM to 3:35 PM           April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                      May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
969

Tue, Apr. 18, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too! (T1)
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

Tuesdays      12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           April 4/11/18/25   

9 Sessions     $81                                        May 2/9/16/23/30

$81.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
970

Wed, Apr. 19, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (W1)
 

This class is designed to improve the skills and knowledge learned in the Beginners Class for continued health and quality of life.  The 24 Forms in Tai-Chi provide an effective exercise boosting the body’s energy while enhancing the mind and inner spirit. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM            April 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                           May 3/10/17/24/31

$81.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
971

Thu, Apr. 20, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified 

Thursdays     3:00 PM to 4:00 PM         April 6/13/20/27    

8 Sessions     $72                                    May 4/11/18/25

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
978

Sat, Apr. 22, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Diabetes Support Group
 

Our support group will provide a venue to meet others who have diabetes and share similar medical and physiological concerns. You will also learn about the latest updates about diabetes. It is facilitated by Maria Matas-Chamberlain, a registered nurse and diabetes educator who has taught diabetes patients to live better.

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

Saturdays      11:00 AM to 12:30 PM           April  22, May 13, June 10, July 22

4 Sessions     $20 

$20.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1004

Mon, Apr. 24, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
A Trip to the Newly Renovated East Building of the National Gallery of Art
 

 

After three years of renovation, this space opened September 30, 2016 and includes more than 12,250 square feet of new public space with a new roof terrace featuring Katharina Fritsch’s “Hahn/Cock” sculpture on long-term loan from the Glenstone Museum. The northwest Tower Gallery showcases an installation of works by Alexander Calder (1898–1976), and the northeast Tower Gallery presents abstract expressionist works, including a changing selection of paintings by Mark Rothko (1903–1970). This trip will include a tour of the new space by art historian Ann Wiker and transportation to/from LLB. Lunch is on your own.

Ann Wiker, Artist, Art Historian and Educator 

Monday        9:30 AM to 3:00 PM  April 24    

1 Session       $60


About Ann Wiker

 

Ann Wiker is the director of Art Exposure Inc. She has taught art studio, history and appreciation courses to students of all ages through the Hopkins and Towson State's OSHER Programs, York College, Roland Park Country School's Kaleidoscope program, Howard County Department of Parks and Recreation and Frederick County Public Schools. Ann has been published in various local media and works as an art consultant and as a painter.  She has a BA in Art History from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Art Education form Towson University.

$60.00

Ann Wiker, Art Historian and Educator

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
966

Mon, Apr. 24, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health – Beginners Class (M1)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy.  

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Mondays        9:30 AM to 10:30 AM        April 3/10/17/24     May 1/8/15/22

8 Sessions     $72                                                                         (No Class May 29)

$72.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
967

Mon, Apr. 24, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Mondays       1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                  May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
968

Mon, Apr. 24, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M1)
 

Enjoy a balanced yoga practice which benefits your body, mind and spirit. Stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, de-stress and refresh. Each class begins with warm-up movements to prepare you for the yoga postures.  Each pose flows smoothly into the next, Emphasis is placed on standing poses and strengthening and stretching the legs, back, and shoulders. Each class ends with a final stretch and relaxation. Benefits of this practice include improved muscle tone, increased circulation, better concentration, and deeper relaxation. Please bring your own water bottle and yoga mat to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Mondays       2:35 PM to 3:35 PM           April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                      May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
969

Tue, Apr. 25, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too! (T1)
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

Tuesdays      12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           April 4/11/18/25   

9 Sessions     $81                                        May 2/9/16/23/30

$81.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
988

Tue, Apr. 25, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
The Three Waves of Jewish Migration to China — 1842-1941
 

 

Sephardim merchants, originally from Baghdad, came to China at the time of the first Opium War (1842), establishing trading firms, exporting Chinese goods to Europe, and selling opium to China, as did the Western powers. They eventually invested in real estate in Shanghai, becoming very wealthy in the process.   During the Bolshevik Revolution (1917) Russian Ashkenazi refugees from Russia’s Far East fled to China where they generally lived a comfortable life until the outbreak of World War II. In the 1930s, thousands of refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe came to Shanghai, where entry visas were not required.  The speaker, born and raised in Shanghai, discusses the fate of these Jewish communities before, during and after the Japanese military occupation of Shanghai, and their eventual departure to various countries before the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. 

Dr Liliane Willens, Author, “Stateless in Shanghai”

Tuesday         1:30 PM to 3:00 PM       April 25 

1 Session       $15


About Liliane Willens


 

Liliane was born of Russian Jewish parentage in the former French Concession of Shanghai, China, where she attended a French lycée. She and her family - all stateless - experienced World War II under the Japanese military occupation, later the Chinese civil war between the Nationalist government and the communists, the arrival of the victorious People's Liberation Army and subsequent establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Because of difficulties to obtain an immigration visa to the United States under a very restrictive quota system, Liliane lived two years under the PRC. All this is discussed in her book Stateless in Shanghai, published in 2010 by China Economic Review Publishing (Hong Kong) Ltd. for Earnshaw Books.

After Liliane emigrated to the United States, she studied as an undergraduate at Boston University where she also received a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature. She taught these subjects at Boston College and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While in academia, she published a book on Voltaire and a number of articles on 18th century France. Later moving to Washington, DC, she worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Peace Corps.

Since retirement Liliane has given lectures on history and culture on cruise ships sailing around the world. Presently she speaks at various organizations and book clubs on old and new Shanghai and her book Stateless in Shanghai.

$15.00

Dr Liliane Willens

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
970

Wed, Apr. 26, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (W1)
 

This class is designed to improve the skills and knowledge learned in the Beginners Class for continued health and quality of life.  The 24 Forms in Tai-Chi provide an effective exercise boosting the body’s energy while enhancing the mind and inner spirit. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM            April 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                           May 3/10/17/24/31

$81.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1000

Wed, Apr. 26, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
What Makes a Broadway Musical Hit or a Miss?
 

 

In the Broadway archive there are moments when the creative teams think they have an incredible success on their hands. Sometimes they are correct but sometimes they truly miss the pulse of the theatre going public. From Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Sondheim and Lloyd-Weber there have been missteps but in some cases the musicals become cult hits. In this lecture we will examine the egos and the creative misjudgments that have seemingly avoided instant success for the Broadway musical they created. Live song as a part of the presentation.

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer

Wednesday   10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         April 26  

1 Session       $20

About Steve Friedman


At a young age, Steve Friedman started impressing audiences with his lyrical tenor voice, in turn developing a love of musical theatre.  With a background as a trained classical tenor, Steve attained the passion to present from a vantage point of once having performed many musical theatre roles from Camelot and Damn Yankees to Sweeney Todd. He has studied with leading teachers nationally and has enhanced his perception of theatre by not just performing, but by looking at its roots from a historical perspective. Steve has performed in many venues over the years including the Kennedy Center, and was a soloist for 35 years in a local choir. He has studied with teachers of national repute from those at Carnegie Mellon and Michigan State University to former divas of the Metropolitan Opera. Steve’s love of theatre has enabled him to be on the board of a nationally recognized non-profit theatre in Washington, DC. Steve believes that music creates emotional reactions and prides himself on helping audiences enjoy the perspective of musical theatre history.

$20.00

Steve Friedman

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
989

Thu, Apr. 27, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Great American Trials: The Sam Shepard Murder Case: A Mockery of Justice
 

 

This lecture tells the story of a classic unsolved murder mystery.   Did Dr. Sam beat his young and beautiful wife to death in the middle of the night?  And if he didn’t do it, who did? Over the course of more than four decades from 1957 to 2000, three separate jury trials gave us three different verdicts:  Guilty, then Not Guilty, then Not Innocent.  Throughout the proceedings, the media persecuted Shepard with a steady clamoring for his conviction and this produced a landmark decision by the U. S. Supreme Court in the battle between a free press and the right of the accused to a fair trial. The plot of this real life whodunit inspired eight books, a long running TV series called “The Fugitive” and a 1993 movie with the same name starring Harrison Ford.   

Faust Frank Rossi, Professor of Law Emeritus

Thursday       10:30 AM to 12:00 PM          April 27

1 Session       $15


About Faust F. Rossi


Faust F. Rossi, the Samuel S. Leibowitz Professor of Law and Trial Techniques, taught Evidence and Civil Procedure for 47 years at the Cornell Law School. Regarded as a popular and dynamic teacher by students and colleagues, Professor Rossi is a national authority on Evidence, Procedure and Trial Advocacy and has written numerous articles on these subjects.

After graduating from the Cornell Law School in 1960, Rossi began his career as a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice Honors Program.  He later became a litigation partner in a New York law firm and then, in 1966, joined the Cornell Law faculty where he not only taught but served for several years as Associate Academic Dean. He has authored a text on Expert Witnesses and was a national winner of the Roscoe Pound Jacobson award for excellence in teaching Trial Advocacy. 

Rossi has given hundreds of Continuing Legal Education lectures to Lawyers and judges in the United States and in Europe.  He has reached over a hundred thousand law students by his popular bar review lectures and his nationally distributed “Law School Legends” audio and video tapes on Evidence.

$15.00

Faust Frank Rossi

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
958

Thu, Apr. 27, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Discover Facebook
 

 

Facebook is the social networking giant that now has 1.7 billion registered users. With so many ways to interact, it can be difficult to know where to start. What does it mean to “like” something? How do you find old friends? How can you keep your information safe? This class will walk you through the world of Facebook. Learn to fine-tune your security settings, the difference between a public and a private message, and so much more. Please bring your Facebook login info to class.

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

Thurday        1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  April 27  

1 Session       $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
971

Thu, Apr. 27, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified 

Thursdays     3:00 PM to 4:00 PM         April 6/13/20/27    

8 Sessions     $72                                    May 4/11/18/25

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
959

Thu, Apr. 27, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Introduction to iPhone - Learning the Basics
 

 

Today’s iPhones are truly changing the way we live our lives. In this “beginners” class you will learn how to harness the power of today’s latest and greatest technology to make your life easier.  This is a beginner’s course that is designed to help you get the most out of your iPhone.  This class will help you feel more confident with the basics—phone calls, text/picture messages, browsing the internet and other useful functions. Upon completion of the class, you will understand and be able to utilize more of the great features the iPhone has to offer. Please bring your fully charged iPhone to class.

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

Thursday      4:00 PM to 5:30 PM  April 27  

1 Session       $15

$15.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
966

Mon, May. 1, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health – Beginners Class (M1)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy.  

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Mondays        9:30 AM to 10:30 AM        April 3/10/17/24     May 1/8/15/22

8 Sessions     $72                                                                         (No Class May 29)

$72.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
990

Mon, May. 1, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Creating the Louvre
 

 

In 1793, the Louvre became the first modern museum to admit every member of society free of charge. Not only that, it was also the first museum that claimed to improve the moral fiber of its citizenry through a scientific arrangement of art premised on the Enlightenment ideals of science, preservation, and education. This lecture will explore the early history of the Louvre, from its origins in the mathematical “scorecards” of the Luxembourg Gallery to the tribulations of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon. 

Justin Jacobs, PhD, Author, Professor of East Asian History

Monday          10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 1  

1 Session       $15


About Justin Jacobs

 

Justin Jacobs is a historian of modern China. His research concerns the northwestern Chinese borderlands, comparative Eurasian empires, and the historical politics of archaeological expeditions. His first book, Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016), analyzes strategies of Han rule in Xinjiang during the late Qing, Republican, and early Communist eras, including Nationalist efforts to represent Xinjiang from Taiwan after 1949. He is currently working on a new book project, “The Compensations of Plunder: Foreign Explorers in Modern China.” At AU, he teaches courses on modern China, East Asian civilization, Indiana Jones in History, and the Japanese Empire. He is an Assistant Professor Department of History at American University. He holds a PhD degree from PhD, University of California, San Diego. 


$15.00

Justin Jacobs, PhD, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
967

Mon, May. 1, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Mondays       1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                  May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
979

Tue, May. 2, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Energy 101: Making Your Home Efficient
 

 

Energy is a human requirement, we need it to refrigerate and cook our food, to keep our homes comfortable, and clean our bodies but are our homes as efficient as they can be? This workshop will explain the difference between conservation and efficiency and help make your home more comfortable all around so you aren’t wasting energy or money. Find out fun tips on how to save energy in your home and if you have incandescent bulbs at home, you can trade them in for LEDs (up to 3 per person).   

Larissa Johnson, MPA, Program Manager, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Residential Energy

Tuesday        10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 2      

1 Session       Free

About Larissa Johnson

Larissa Johnson is the Residential Energy Program Manager for Montgomery County where she is also a new resident. For the last fifteen years she has dedicated her life to working with and for communities: helping people create sustainable, walkable, bikeable, healthy neighborhoods that cultivate hale and healthy children and invigorate the communities’ livelihood. Prior to moving to Maryland in 2012, she received her MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and has her BA from Tufts University. Larissa Johnson hails from Catonsville, MD- where life is great in the 21228. For the last ten years she has dedicated her life to working with and for communities: helping people create sustainable, walkable, bikeable, healthy neighborhoods that cultivate hale and healthy children and invigorate the communities’ livelihood. Prior to moving to Maryland in 2012, she received her MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

         

                      

$0.00

Larissa Johnson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
992

Tue, May. 2, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Rural Life in Communist Romania
 

 

Collectivization of agriculture (forcing peasants to give up their land and to work for large state-controlled farms) was a key policy of most communist states to transform and control society. Collectivization brought class war, forced equality, and diminishment of family and religion. To adapt to this system people developed strategies to simultaneously adhere to official policy while carving space for themselves, their families, and individual pursuits. Cultural anthropologist, David Kideckel, lived in a Romanian commune in the Olt Land region of southern Transylvania for about three years total between 1973 and 1984 and studied and worked on the Bujorul Carpaților (Peony of the Carpathians) Collective Farm. His lecture considers how people pushed back, maintained, and even prospered in the face of communist control.  

David A. Kideckel, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Cultural Anthropology 

Tuesday         10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 9  

1 Session       $15

About David Kideckel


 

David A. Kideckel, PhD, is an emeritus professor of Cultural Anthropology who specialized in the study of East European and south Indian society and culture. Having researched and published for close to four decades, and having lived and worked with diverse groups of Romany, Dr Kideckel brings great personal knowledge and experience for attendees to go beyond stereotype and probe the actual conditions of Romany life from their alleged Indian origins to their contemporary global circumstances.

$15.00

David A. Kideckel, PhD

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
950

Tue, May. 2, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Introduction to Collage: Create a Mixed-Media Landscape Painting
 

 

Collage—from the French verb coller (“to glue”)­—is a creative process that involves affixing paper or other materials to a surface. Beginning in the early 20th century, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Kurt Schwitters, and other artists explored collage as a new approach to making art. In this class, you’ll learn about basic collage materials and assembly while creating a frameable abstract landscape “painting” using layered paper and glue. A selection of colorful, textured papers will be available, letting you express your personal style. No previous art experience needed! Class fee includes supplies.

Susan Farrer, Mixed-media Artist

Tuesday         2:00 PM to 4:00 PM           May 2  

1 Session       $55


About Susan Farrer

Susan Farrer is a mixed-media artist who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her artwork combines papers, paint, pastels, ink, natural objects, and other materials in abstract designs. She has shown her art in solo shows and group shows at Penn Place Gallery, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and other venues. In 2016, Susan also founded a small business called ExpressArts to teach mixed-media art and encourage others to find their own creative spark.

Susan received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Maryland, and since then has studied various art media locally, at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Pennsylvania. In 2014 she completed an intensive Expressive Arts Institute at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, and in 2016 she completed the National Center for Creative Aging’s online artist training.  

Susan is on the Board of Directors at CREATE Arts Center in Silver Spring and has been a volunteer with the Wellness and Arts Center at Iona Senior Services in Washington, D.C.

$55.00

Susan Farrer

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
991

Wed, May. 3, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution
 

 

Americans are challenging their government as they rarely have before.  There could be no more perfect moment to revisit the founding of America:  The lofty aspirations and bitter arguments, the crude power plays and hard-fought compromises that produced the Constitution and launched the American republic into a world of despots and tyrants.  The Philadelphia Convention of 1787 featured familiar heroes like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, blazing young stars like James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, and brilliant statesmen, including Gouverneur Morris, who wrote the final Constitution, Scottish-born lawyer, James Wilson, and the powerhouse defender of slavery, John Rutledge. 

David O. Stewart, Award Winning Author

Wednesday   10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 3 

1 Session       $15

About David Stewart


David O. Stewart’s first book, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, was a Washington Post bestseller and won the Washington Writing Award as Best Book of 2007.  Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, was called “the best account of this troubled episode.”  American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America, examines Burr’s Western expedition, which landed him on trial for treason.   The Washington Post called Madison’s Gift:  Five Partnerships That Built America, a portrait “rich in empathy and understanding” by “an acknowledged master of narrative history.”   David also writes fiction.  Bloomberg View said The Lincoln Deception, about the John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy, was the best historical novel of 2013.  The Washington Post described The Wilson Deception, set at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, as ““Another terrific Fraser and Cook mystery.” In its review of The Babe Ruth Deception in 2016, the Washington Times described David as “one of our best new writers of historical mysteries.”  He is president of the Washington Independent Review of Books.

$15.00

David O. Stewart, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
980

Wed, May. 3, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
How to Write The Story of Your Life
 

When your grandchildren are your age, what will they know about you and your life?  How about leaving them something to remember you by: “How to Write Your Life’s Story.” This six week memoir course will teach you how to organize, how to write and how to publish Your Story.  It will teach you the skills to leave a lasting gift to your loved ones – the gift of knowing who you were, how you lived, and how you’d like to be remembered. Students will need a computer at home and an email address.

Murray Schweitzer, Television News Producer, Publisher, Professor

Wednesdays     1:30 PM to 3:00 PM             May 3/10/17/24/31       Jun 7

6 Sessions         $95

$95.00

Murray Schweitzer, News Producer and Publisher

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
960

Thu, May. 4, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Gmail Basics
 

 

This introductory class will teach you what you need to know to get started using Gmail, Google’s free email service. Learn all about attachments, searching for old emails, and why you should use the archive function. We will also go over setting up automatic responses when you’re out of town and much more. Please make sure you know your Gmail email address and password to log into your account.  

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

Thursday      1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  May 4 

1 Session       $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
961

Thu, May. 4, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
iPhone - Beyond the Basics
 

 

Beyond the basics is the next step for those who are interested in learning more about their smartphone. This course will teach you great tips and tricks and some of the more advanced functions. We will cover topics such as using the navigation to get directions or to find restaurants and shops, using Siri, downloading new apps, customizing your home screen to make it more user-friendly, and much more. Please bring your fully charged iPhone to class.

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

Thursday      4:00 PM to 5:30 PM  May 4

1 Session       $15

$15.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
951

Mon, May. 8, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Sacred and Stolen - Confessions of a Museum Director
 

 

Join author Gary Vikan for a discussion about his book, Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of Museum Director, the memoir of an art museum director with the courage to reveal what goes on behind the scenes. It lays bare the messy part of museums: looted antiques, crooked dealers, deluded collectors, and duplicitous public officials, fakes, inside thefts, bribery, and failed exhibitions. Among the cast of characters are the elegant French oil heiress Dominique de Menil, the notorious Turkish smuggler, Aydin Dikmen, and his slippery Dutch dealer, Michel van Rijn, the inscrutable Patriarchs of Ethiopia and Georgia, and the charismatic President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze. And the mysterious “Mr. R. Egrette,” a museum insider who in 1951 stole a tiny Renoir as a present for his girlfriend, that finally turned up and was returned 60 years later. 

Gary Vikan, PhD, Author, Former Director, The Walters Art Museum of Baltimore

Monday        10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 8  

1 Session       $15

About Gary Vikan

Gary Vikan was named Director of the Walters Art Museum in 1994 after serving as the museum's Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Medieval Art since 1985; he stepped down from that position in June of 2013. Before coming to the Walters, Dr. Vikan was Senior Associate for Byzantine Art Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. A native of Minnesota, he received his B.A. from Carleton College in 1967 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1976.

Dr. Vikan's vision was the driving force behind the renovation of the Walter's Centre Street Building in 2001, and the contextual reinstallation of its ancient, medieval, and l9th-century collections, as well as the 2005 contextual reinstallation of the museum's Renaissance and Baroque collections in the Charles Street Building. During his tenure, Dr. Vikan secured four major collections, and is also credited with assembling, at The Walters,' the finest collection of Ethiopian art outside of its native country. Under Dr. Vikan's leadership, the Walters received Mellon Foundation challenge grants to endow six curatorial positions, two curatorial post-doctoral positions, a conservation scientist and a scholarly exhibition fund named in his honor. Three hallmarks of his directorship were the change in the Walters' name from "gallery" to "museum," the elimination of its general admission fee and committing its substantial digital assets to open access in 2008.

In 1999 Dr. Vikan was appointed by President Clinton to his Cultural Property Advisory Committee, a post he held until 2003. He was honored by the French Minister of Culture and Communication with Knighthood in the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l 'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) in 2000. In 1999, he was the American Association of Museum Directors' representative to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States. He has served or is currently serving on a number of boards, including Maryland Citizens for the Arts, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the Maryland Humanities Council, the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors' Association, and St. Timothy's School. He recently served on advisory boards for the Getty Leadership Institute and the Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. In 2012, Dr. Vikan was appointed to the Advisory Council on Culture and the Arts of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

$15.00

Gary Vikan, PhD

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
968

Mon, May. 8, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M1)
 

Enjoy a balanced yoga practice which benefits your body, mind and spirit. Stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, de-stress and refresh. Each class begins with warm-up movements to prepare you for the yoga postures.  Each pose flows smoothly into the next, Emphasis is placed on standing poses and strengthening and stretching the legs, back, and shoulders. Each class ends with a final stretch and relaxation. Benefits of this practice include improved muscle tone, increased circulation, better concentration, and deeper relaxation. Please bring your own water bottle and yoga mat to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Mondays       2:35 PM to 3:35 PM           April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                      May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
993

Wed, May. 10, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Unfinished Business: The Russian Revolution 100 Years Later
 

 

In its centenary year, the Russian Revolution demands a sustained focus. What were the events that, in combination, led up to it? What were its goals and what were the aspirations of its principal architects and enactors? How long did it actually take and what were its phases? What were the immediate results of the conflict for--and perhaps beyond--Russia? What from within those results led further into what became Soviet history? After the revolution--through the century that has led to our own time--did it succeed in fulfilling its goals? Is it yet truly over? These questions could hardly be more relevant in the current political climate. Join Professor Ori Soltes in this important lecture and discussion.  

Dr. Ori Soltes, Professor of Theology and Fine Arts, Author

Wednesday   10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 10 

1 Session       $15

About Ori Soltes



Ori Z Soltes has spent a lifetime wrestling with questions that resonate through the history of the human experience. His dynamic teaching, lecturing, curating and writing reflect a broad series of interests and a unique ability to combine them in unusual ways that are thought-provoking and both challenging and intellectually exciting.

He currently teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University. He has also taught across diverse disciplines for many years at The Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Siegel College in Cleveland, and other colleges and universities

Dr. Soltes has lectured at dozens of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has been interviewed for a score of programs on archaeological, religious, art, literary and historical topics on CNN, the History Channel and Discovery Channel, and he hosted a popular series on Ancient Civilizations for middle school students.

For seven years, Dr. Soltes was Director and Chief Curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, where he created over 80 exhibitions focusing on aspects of history, ethnography and contemporary art. He has also curated diverse contemporary and historical art exhibits at other sites, nationally and internationally. As Director of the National Jewish Museum he co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and has spent nearly 20 years researching and consulting on the issue of Nazi-plundered art.

Nearly 250 publications—books, articles, and catalogue essays—have included, among others: Eight Thousand Years of Georgian ArtFixing the World: Jewish American Painters in the Twentieth CenturyOur Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Art Draw from the Same SourceSearching for Oneness: Mysticism in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim TraditionsThe Ashen Rainbow: the Arts and the HolocaustUntangling the Tangled Web: Why the Middle East is Such a Mess; and Famous Jewish Trials: From Jesus to Jonathan Pollard.

$15.00

Dr, Ori Soltes, Professor, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
952

Wed, May. 10, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Silk Painting: Learn a Unique Creative Technique
 

You don’t have to be an artist to experience the sensuous quality and intuitive flow of colors on silk.  With six instructions you will be able to paint something beautiful and lasting.  You will be able to master the basics of this magnificent medium and create your own unique silk scarf. Stretched silk hoops and silk squares provide practice sessions and often a final result to hang in your window or on the walls of your home. Because painting on silk is a sensuous and exhilarating adventure embracing freedom of movement, everyone is guaranteed to produce a captivating and beautiful silk work of art. Class fee includes supplies.

Elisabeth Larson, Artist and Teacher in Multi-arts Expressions

Wednesday   1:00 PM to 2:30 PM    May 10/17/24/31     Jun 7/14

6 Sessions      $95 

$95.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
980

Wed, May. 10, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
How to Write The Story of Your Life
 

When your grandchildren are your age, what will they know about you and your life?  How about leaving them something to remember you by: “How to Write Your Life’s Story.” This six week memoir course will teach you how to organize, how to write and how to publish Your Story.  It will teach you the skills to leave a lasting gift to your loved ones – the gift of knowing who you were, how you lived, and how you’d like to be remembered. Students will need a computer at home and an email address.

Murray Schweitzer, Television News Producer, Publisher, Professor

Wednesdays     1:30 PM to 3:00 PM             May 3/10/17/24/31       Jun 7

6 Sessions         $95

$95.00

Murray Schweitzer, News Producer and Publisher

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
953

Thu, May. 11, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Mysteries of the Creation of Art
 

 

By observing images and understanding how they were made, Vanessa Badré shows how even valuable masterpieces are never completely new, rather they are a collection of prior efforts and existing design. Ultimately, even that which is newly “created” is invariably derivative of past work and accomplishments; nothing is truly from scratch. Artists find inspiration in what has come before them, picking from other patterns, shapes, forms, composition, and even topics. Imitation, transformation, addition, and even the new association of preexisting elements are the key components of even the most “revolutionary” innovation, whether in art or in other fields. Indeed, the act of creation can be seen as also an act of a reiteration.  By copying, the artist actually makes something new.  Understanding and exploring this process through a guided presentation and discussion can help people from all professions rediscover their own creative process and unleash creative energies in many other diverse fields.  

Vanessa Badre’, Art Historian, French Scholar

Thursday      10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 11 

1 Session       $15

About Vanessa Badre’


A graduate of the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Science and a trained lawyer, Vanessa Badré has made a second career as an art historian. Ms. Badré holds an M.A. in art history from La Sorbonne.  Her research currently focuses on the relationship between art and law during the 16th and 17th centuries. Before entering the art world, Ms. Badré worked for more than a decade as a corporate lawyer specializing in human resources for the leading French automobile firms Citroen and Peugeot. She also practiced in the human resources department for Colgate-Palmolive in Paris.  She has lived in Paris, London, New York, and Washington, DC. 


$15.00

Vanessa Badre'

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
981

Thu, May. 11, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Taking Better Photographs
 

Do you wish you could make better photographs? Do your photos look ordinary, or like a postcard, only not quite as good? No matter what camera you have, this course will help you improve your photography skills by combining simple, basic concepts with practical experience. We will cover the dials and settings on your camera, what to look for in a scene that will make a great photograph, and how to position yourself to take that special image. Over five sessions, participants will submit images they have taken from selected venues. Bob will critique them, and along with the participant, chose a handful of ‘selects’ for presentation to the class on the last workshop session. Critiques of participants’ photos will involve discussion of what works and what doesn’t in specific images. Novices as well as those with photography experience are welcome. For the first class, bring your digital SLR, or ‘point-and-shoot’ camera, and the camera’s user manual. Be sure to charge your camera’s battery.

Robert Greenberg, Photographer

Thursdays     10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 11/18/25     Jun 1/8

5 Sessions     $75

$75.00

Robert Greenberg, Photographer

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
982

Thu, May. 11, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
The Use of Secret Intelligence in History and in Current Events
 

 

At the end of the Revolutionary War, a top British general was brought in front of Parliament to explain how the mighty British Empire lost a war to a group of upstart militias and a privateer navy. His response: the Americans didn’t beat the British on the battlefield, they out-spied us. Dr. Houghton will focus on the use of secret intelligence in some of the most well-known historical events – proof your history book didn’t tell you the full story. He will also look at prominent current events and discuss the role of intelligence in the ways the US Government deals with the world today, going beyond the news headlines to reveal how we know what we know.

Dr Vincent Houghton, Curator and Historian, The Spy Museum

Thursday        1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         May 11  

1 Session       $15

   

About Dr. Vince Houghton

 

 

Dr Vince Houghton is the Historian and Curator of the International Spy Museum. He has a PhD in Diplomatic and Military History from the University of Maryland, where his research centered on US scientific and technological intelligence (nuclear intelligence) in the Second World War and early Cold War. His Masters, also from the University of Maryland, focused on the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. He has taught extensively at the middle school, high school, and university level, most recently at the University of Maryland, where he taught courses on the history of US Intelligence, US Diplomatic History, the Cold War, and the History of Science. Vince is a veteran of the United States Army, and served in the Balkans, where he worked closely with both civilian and military intelligence agencies in several capacities.

Dr. Houghton has made numerous media appearances, on a variety of media platforms. These include CNN, NBC News, Fox News, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Travel Channel, The History Channel, The American Heroes Channel, Vanity Fair, Maxim, Espn.com, and many more.

Dr. Houghton has spoken publically about many of the stories and broader issues in this book. Audiences ranged from middle school and high school students, to the general public, to practitioners and experts in the field. Audience size ranged from dozens to hundreds.

Dr. Houghton is also the host and creative director of the International Spy Museum’s podcast “SpyCast”. SpyCast is one of the critical ways the Museum reaches an international audience. It conducts interviews with key people in the field of intelligence or associated with some aspect of intelligence. Some of the podcast interviewees include former directors of US intelligence agencies (Michael Hayden, David Petraeus, Jim Woolsey, William Webster, Stanfield Turner), former KGB generals (Oleg Kalugin), authors who write about intelligence history or current operations, and former practitioners of intelligence (such as Malcolm Nance, John Schindler, Naveed Jamali, Valerie Plame, and Tony Mendez). SpyCast averages a total of over 3.5 million annual worldwide listeners.

                             

$15.00

Dr. Vincent Houghton

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
971

Thu, May. 11, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified 

Thursdays     3:00 PM to 4:00 PM         April 6/13/20/27    

8 Sessions     $72                                    May 4/11/18/25

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
978

Sat, May. 13, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Diabetes Support Group
 

Our support group will provide a venue to meet others who have diabetes and share similar medical and physiological concerns. You will also learn about the latest updates about diabetes. It is facilitated by Maria Matas-Chamberlain, a registered nurse and diabetes educator who has taught diabetes patients to live better.

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

Saturdays      11:00 AM to 12:30 PM           April  22, May 13, June 10, July 22

4 Sessions     $20 

$20.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
970

Wed, May. 17, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (W1)
 

This class is designed to improve the skills and knowledge learned in the Beginners Class for continued health and quality of life.  The 24 Forms in Tai-Chi provide an effective exercise boosting the body’s energy while enhancing the mind and inner spirit. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM            April 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                           May 3/10/17/24/31

$81.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
994

Wed, May. 17, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Gilded Jews: The Power and Peril of German Jewish Society in the 19th Century
 

 

From the beginning of the 19th century in Germany to its well-appointed end in Gilded Age America, a certain class of German Jews reigned over salons and intellectual societies, over banking houses and businesses.  This lecture compares the early 19th century “salon women” who made enormous compromises to succeed in Berlin’s high society, to the titans of finance and founders of department stores in Germany and America toward the end of the century.  Ultimately, we will explore how this glittering group exemplified the uneasy balance between acceptance and identity for modern Jews before the World Wars.   

Lauren Strauss, PhD, Professor of Modern Jewish History and Culture

Wednesday   10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 17 

1 Session       $15

About Lauren Strauss

Dr. Lauren B. Strauss is a professor of modern Jewish history, specializing in American Jewish cultural and political history. She has taught for twenty years at universities in the Washington, D.C. area, especially at the George Washington University where she is a Visiting Scholar. She has also taught Jewish history and literature at the University of Maryland in College Park, and the American University in Washington, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, a Master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University, and a B.A. from Brandeis University. Dr. Strauss teaches courses on American Jewish politics, popular culture, and women’s history, and on Yiddish culture, post-Emancipation Jewish history, and modern Jewish travel. She is a frequent community lecturer and has taught many adult education classes in the D.C. area.

In 2012, Dr. Strauss was appointed Director of the Foundation for Jewish Studies, a non-profit organization that has provided Jewish adult education programs in the Washington area for over thirty years. She continues her teaching and lecturing while running the Foundation, which is based in Rockville, MD. She also served as an historical consultant for the 2004 Library of Congress exhibit “From Haven to Home,” celebrating the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in North America.

Dr. Strauss is co-editor of the book Mediating Modernity: Challenges and Trends in the Jewish Encounter with the Modern World (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2008). She is also the author of several articles in anthologies, academic journals, and encyclopedias, and is currently working on her book, Painting the Town Red: Jewish Visual Artists, Yiddish Culture, and Radical Politics in Interwar New York

$15.00

Dr. Lauren Strauss, Professor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
952

Wed, May. 17, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Silk Painting: Learn a Unique Creative Technique
 

You don’t have to be an artist to experience the sensuous quality and intuitive flow of colors on silk.  With six instructions you will be able to paint something beautiful and lasting.  You will be able to master the basics of this magnificent medium and create your own unique silk scarf. Stretched silk hoops and silk squares provide practice sessions and often a final result to hang in your window or on the walls of your home. Because painting on silk is a sensuous and exhilarating adventure embracing freedom of movement, everyone is guaranteed to produce a captivating and beautiful silk work of art. Class fee includes supplies.

Elisabeth Larson, Artist and Teacher in Multi-arts Expressions

Wednesday   1:00 PM to 2:30 PM    May 10/17/24/31     Jun 7/14

6 Sessions      $95 

$95.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
980

Wed, May. 17, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
How to Write The Story of Your Life
 

When your grandchildren are your age, what will they know about you and your life?  How about leaving them something to remember you by: “How to Write Your Life’s Story.” This six week memoir course will teach you how to organize, how to write and how to publish Your Story.  It will teach you the skills to leave a lasting gift to your loved ones – the gift of knowing who you were, how you lived, and how you’d like to be remembered. Students will need a computer at home and an email address.

Murray Schweitzer, Television News Producer, Publisher, Professor

Wednesdays     1:30 PM to 3:00 PM             May 3/10/17/24/31       Jun 7

6 Sessions         $95

$95.00

Murray Schweitzer, News Producer and Publisher

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
954

Thu, May. 18, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Storytelling in Italian Art from Giotto to Donatello
 

 

When we see photographs of the famous works of the Italian Renaissance in picture books, they are usually taken head-on with special lighting and at a level no one in the 14th and 15th century would ever have seen them. But these works of art were aimed at a public that may or may not have known how to read, and would learn the lessons of Sacred Scripture by walking around and moving from scene to scene.  This lecture will look in a fresh way at such famous works as the frescoes in the Arena Chapel by Giotto, the small panels that make up the Maesta of Duccio, the marble pulpits of Giovanni Pisano, the murals of the Brancacci Chapel by Masaccio, the bronze doors of the Florence baptistery by Ghiberti, and Donatello’s “Feast of Herod,” all of which were on public view in churches where the public was used to having sermons illustrated for them.

Nora Hamerman, Art Historian, Author

Thursday        10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 18 

1 Session       $15

About Nora Hamerman


Nora received her MA from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts and she has taught Art History at University of Virginia and Shenandoah University. She has published more than 100 articles on cultural topics for publications ranging from The Art Journal to Our Sunday Visitor. She has taught classes on diverse topics including Leonardo da Vinci, The History of the City of Rome, and the Northern European Renaissance. She also teaches music to children in her private studio in Reston, Virginia. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Rome, Italy, a Frick Symposium Honoree, and received a Chester Dale Fellowship at the National Gallery of Art. She is fluent in five languages.

$15.00

Nora Hamerman, Art Historian, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
981

Thu, May. 18, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Taking Better Photographs
 

Do you wish you could make better photographs? Do your photos look ordinary, or like a postcard, only not quite as good? No matter what camera you have, this course will help you improve your photography skills by combining simple, basic concepts with practical experience. We will cover the dials and settings on your camera, what to look for in a scene that will make a great photograph, and how to position yourself to take that special image. Over five sessions, participants will submit images they have taken from selected venues. Bob will critique them, and along with the participant, chose a handful of ‘selects’ for presentation to the class on the last workshop session. Critiques of participants’ photos will involve discussion of what works and what doesn’t in specific images. Novices as well as those with photography experience are welcome. For the first class, bring your digital SLR, or ‘point-and-shoot’ camera, and the camera’s user manual. Be sure to charge your camera’s battery.

Robert Greenberg, Photographer

Thursdays     10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 11/18/25     Jun 1/8

5 Sessions     $75

$75.00

Robert Greenberg, Photographer

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
955

Mon, May. 22, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Architecture as Enlarged Sculpture
 

 

Architecture bridges the fields of art, science and math. Creatively designed buildings are like large pieces of sculpture. This class will explore the history of architecture as an art form: prominent styles that have emerged, current trends and the lives and works of famous architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Buckminster Fuller and Maya Lin.

Ann Wiker, Artist, Art Historian and Educator

Monday          10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 22  

1 Session       $15

About Ann Wiker

Ann Wiker is the director of Art Exposure Inc. She has taught art studio, history and appreciation courses to students of all ages through the Hopkins and Towson State's OSHER Programs, York College, Roland Park Country School's Kaleidoscope program, Howard County Department of Parks and Recreation and Frederick County Public Schools. Ann has been published in various local media and works as an art consultant and as a painter.  She has a BA in Art History from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Art Education form Towson University.

$15.00

Ann Wiker, Art Historian and Educator

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
967

Mon, May. 22, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M1)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class.  We will use hand weights and elastic bands for resistance training.  We have lots of chairs for seating or standing support.  Each class ends with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation.  Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!  Please bring your own water bottle to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Mondays       1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                  May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
968

Mon, May. 22, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M1)
 

Enjoy a balanced yoga practice which benefits your body, mind and spirit. Stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, de-stress and refresh. Each class begins with warm-up movements to prepare you for the yoga postures.  Each pose flows smoothly into the next, Emphasis is placed on standing poses and strengthening and stretching the legs, back, and shoulders. Each class ends with a final stretch and relaxation. Benefits of this practice include improved muscle tone, increased circulation, better concentration, and deeper relaxation. Please bring your own water bottle and yoga mat to class.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Mondays       2:35 PM to 3:35 PM           April 3/10/17/24 

8 Sessions     $72                                      May 1/8/15/22    (No Class May 29)

$72.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1001

Tue, May. 23, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
”The Broadway Divas and Their Musicals” - Part 1
 

 

They were often referred to as the first ladies of the American Musical Theatre, yet the journey to that acclaim isn’t always so simple. In this session the fascinating journey from Helen Morgan, Ethel Merman and Mary Martin sharing their good and bad career decisions plus the choices that launched or tanked their careers will be a source of examination. Not just these ladies but the stories behind the stories of many that reached super Broadway stardom and often never achieve acclaim in the other entertainment media. Why was the Broadway diva so unique?  Live song as a part of the presentation.

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer

Tuesday         10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 23  

1 Session       $20

About Steve Friedman


At a young age, Steve Friedman started impressing audiences with his lyrical tenor voice, in turn developing a love of musical theatre.  With a background as a trained classical tenor, Steve attained the passion to present from a vantage point of once having performed many musical theatre roles from Camelot and Damn Yankees to Sweeney Todd. He has studied with leading teachers nationally and has enhanced his perception of theatre by not just performing, but by looking at its roots from a historical perspective. Steve has performed in many venues over the years including the Kennedy Center, and was a soloist for 35 years in a local choir. He has studied with teachers of national repute from those at Carnegie Mellon and Michigan State University to former divas of the Metropolitan Opera. Steve’s love of theatre has enabled him to be on the board of a nationally recognized non-profit theatre in Washington, DC. Steve believes that music creates emotional reactions and prides himself on helping audiences enjoy the perspective of musical theatre history.

$20.00

Steve Friedman

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
970

Wed, May. 24, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (W1)
 

This class is designed to improve the skills and knowledge learned in the Beginners Class for continued health and quality of life.  The 24 Forms in Tai-Chi provide an effective exercise boosting the body’s energy while enhancing the mind and inner spirit. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM            April 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                           May 3/10/17/24/31

$81.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
983

Wed, May. 24, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Trump! - The Dawn of a New Style of Presidency