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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            Apr 12/19/26  (no class Apr 5) 

8 Sessions     $72                                           May 3/10/17/24/31

$72.00

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
 

 

 

From his blunt inaugural address to his even blunter tweets, Donald Trump is redefining Presidential style. Will a polarized electorate and a fractious world order accept the new methods? “The stakes are enormously high”. Traditions and norms are broken regularly while many Washington commentators say their heads are spinning. This lecture will be “A guide for the perplexed”. 

Shelby Coffey, Vice Chairman of the Newseum, Former Editor of the L.A. Times

Wednesday   1:30 PM to 3:00 PM       May 24  

1 Session       $15   

                 About Shelby Coffey                      




Shelby Coffey III is vice chairman/Newseum. He was executive vice president at ABC News in New York before joining CNN in 1999, where he was news chief at CNNfn. Previously, he was editor of the Los Angeles Times. Coffey has held editorial positions with at Dallas Times HeraldU.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post. In 2001, he was named a fellow of the Freedom Forum, where he studied and wrote about media and First Amendment issues.

$15.00

Shelby Coffey

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
995

Thu, May. 25, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
The Lost Art of China
 

 

The collection, preservation, and appreciation of art have been practiced in China longer than anywhere else in the world. This lecture will serve as an introduction to the world of Chinese art in the late nineteenth century, before examining the prolonged and traumatic transformation of this world during the twentieth century. We will learn what forms of art were valued by Chinese collectors and why, how these preferences differed from those of foreign collectors, and how so many priceless treasures ultimately left the country for museums and private collections abroad, including the transportation of the National Palace Museum collection to Taiwan.     

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

Thursday        10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         May 25  

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
971

Thu, May. 25, 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
969

Tue, May. 30, 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, May. 31, 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            Apr 12/19/26  (no class Apr 5) 

8 Sessions     $72                                           May 3/10/17/24/31

$72.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
996

Thu, Jun. 1, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Great American Trials: United States v. Alger Hiss; A Cold War Confrontation
 

 

The Alger Hiss case produced one of the 20th century’s greatest political trials.  In 1948, during the period leading up to the McCarthy era, Alger Hiss, a high ranking state department official with an unblemished reputation, was charged with having perjured himself by denying under oath that he had passed official secret government documents to the Communist party. This charge was made by Whittaker Chambers, a journalist and former Communist spy. The historical significance of this case lies in the momentous way it aroused and divided the nation.  On one side were Democrats who viewed Hiss as a symbol of the idealistic young liberals who went to Washington in the 1930’s to join the New Deal crusade.  To conservatives, many of whom were Republicans, Hiss was emblematic of the liberals’ romance with socialism and their feckless response to the threat posed by the Soviet Union.  Whether one believed Hiss or Chambers became a political litmus test.  The lecture describes the Hiss trials and the legacy which catapulted Richard Nixon to fame and provided Senator Joseph McCarthy with at least a modicum of credibility.   

Faust Frank Rossi, Professor of Law Emeritus

Thursday        10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         June 1

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

 
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962

Thu, Jun. 1, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
iPad for Beginners - Learning the Basics
 

 

Would you like to be more comfortable with using your iPad? Then this is the class for you! iPad for beginners is designed to help you understand and navigate through the best features. You will learn how to use the calendar, internet, email, camera and a lot more. After class, the instructor will be available to answer any additional questions you may have. PLEASE BRING YOUR FULLY CHARGED iPad running iOS 9.0 or later TO CLASS. 

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

Thursday      1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  June 1  

1 Session       $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
972

Thu, Jun. 1, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH2)
 

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              June 1/8/15/22/29   

11 Sessions    $99                                          July 6/13/20/27                 Aug 3/10

$99.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
963

Thu, Jun. 1, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Protecting Your PC: Routine Maintenance and Security
 

 

Discover the most effective ways to maintain, service and protect your computer. Speed up response times and improve your overall performance. Learn about online and email security and the most effective virus protection/removal tools. Build better passwords to help protect your accounts from intruders.

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

Thursday      4:00 PM to 5:30 PM  June 1  

1 Session       $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
973

Mon, Jun. 5, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

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          June 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions      $81                                        July 10/17/24/31       (No Class July 3)      Aug 7

$81.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
997

Mon, Jun. 5, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Josiah Henson: The Real Story of “Uncle Tom”
 

 

The autobiography of Josiah Henson, who was enslaved for much of his life in Montgomery County, inspired the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which galvanized Northern public sentiment against slavery and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War. But Henson was no “Uncle Tom;” he became an abolitionist and is honored with a national park in Canada. Montgomery County is developing the former plantation where he labored into a similar commemorative park. Come hear the full story of this remarkable individual—a little known local hero.  

Ralph Buglass, Montgomery County Historical Society Speaker

Monday          10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         June 5  

1 Session       $15

About Ralph Buglass


A retired communications professional, Ralph Buglass is a volunteer docent at the restored one-room Kingsley Schoolhouse (1893-1935) in Clarksburg, an experience that has sparked a deep interest in the early days of public education in Montgomery County. He was the 2014 recipient of a national service award from the Country Schoolhouse Association of America for his volunteer work. A Montgomery County native, he is also a product of the Montgomery County Public School system.

 

$15.00

Ralph Buglass, Historian

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
974

Mon, Jun. 5, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M2)
 

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        June 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                   July 10/17/24/31 (No Class July 3)        Aug 7

$81.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
975

Mon, Jun. 5, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M2)
 

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           June 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                       July 10/17/24/31  (No Class July 3)      Aug 7

$81.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
984

Tue, Jun. 6, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Metro - Learning from the Past, Rebuilding for the Future
 

 

 

Our region came together 50 years ago to create Metro, and the first segment of the Red Line opened in 1976.  By 1984, the Red Line had extended to Bethesda and Metrorail has had a transformative effect on the areas surrounding its stations.  For many years, the success of Metro overshadowed those who questioned a financial structure without a dedicated regional tax and those who called for higher investments to maintain the system.  Recent declines in service reliability and ridership have brought these issues to the forefront and Metro has embarked on major initiatives to rebuild the system.  Come learn about Metro’s “Back2Good” initiative to restore the system, tips for riding the system, and community efforts to bring art and other improvements to the Bethesda Metro station.

Charlie Scott, Government Relations Officer, WMATA

Tuesday        10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         June 6 

1 Session       Free

About Charlie Scott

Charlie Scott works for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority as its Senior Government Relations Officer, Maryland. Before joining Metro in 2007, he was Director of Washington Area Transit Programs for the Maryland Department of Transportation.  Prior to working in the transit arena, Charlie directed government relations for the Technology Council of Maryland and developed a 50-state government affairs program for a national trade association.A lifelong resident of Maryland, he resides with his wife and two children in Germantown.

 

                    

$0.00

Charlie Scott, WMATA

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
976

Tue, Jun. 6, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too! (T2)
 

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           June 6/13/20/27    

9 Sessions     $81                                         July 11/18/25        (No Class July 4)      Aug 1/8

$81.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
998

Tue, Jun. 6, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
64 Years and 48 Port City Treaties? — Only in CHINA!
 

 

What country in the world had in over six decades -- and by so-called ‘unequal’ treaties -- been able to impose its control over so many key port cities in a country not its own?  That country is China, opened by the British to the Western world in 1842 after the first Opium War.  These ‘treaty’ ports stretch from Canton in the tropical south to Harbin, in China but lying 175 miles northwest of Vladivostok, Russia.  Tess covered a dozen of China’s major port cities for Near To Heaven about the northern and The Last Colonies about the southern ones.  Prefaced by a brief history of China’s foreign presence, 1842 to 1949, Tess shares scores of the books’ images of two decades ago: the rich and varied Western treaty port architecture, much of which is now heedlessly modified or destroyed. 

Tess Johnston, Author, Diplomatic Service

Tuesday         1:30 PM to 3:00 PM         June 6  

1 Session       $15


About Tess Johnston



Tess Johnston is uniquely qualified to research and write on the Western presence in old China. She first came to Shanghai in 1981 to work at the American Consulate General and in 1996, after over thirty years in the diplomatic service, she retired and stayed on to research, write, and lecture. She and her co-author, Shanghai photographer Deke Erh (Erh Dongqiang), have published 25 books, including fifteen volumes on Western architecture and the expatriate experience in old China. 

Tess is a native of Virginia and her academic back-ground includes a M.A. from the University of Virginia, where she subsequently taught. She has lived abroad for more than half a century, including seven in Germany (both east and west), and more than 40 in Asia, including 33 in Shanghai and seven in Vietnam (1967-74). 

Thanks to her extensive library of old books and historical documents, Tess also serves as a consultant on matters pertaining to the Western presence in old Shanghai. She is also a valuable research resource for visiting scholars and former residents seeking to trace their Shanghai roots. 

Tess has now repatriated to Washington, DC, where she will continue her research, writing and lecturing. Her new contact info can be found in the box at the left and she continues to welcome inquiries from all over the world. Her research library also moved with her to her Washington home/office.

$15.00

Tess Johnston

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
977

Wed, Jun. 7, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (W2)
 

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         June 7/14/21/28    

10 Sessions    $90                                        July 5/12/19/26           Aug 2/9

$90.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
999

Wed, Jun. 7, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
From Huddled Masses to Policy Makers: Jews and Immigration in America
 

 

Jews in the United States are often seen as exemplars of the immigrant experience in this country.  This talk illuminates major landmarks in the journey of Jews who became American – literally, as we trace their wanderings and the obstacles they faced, and figuratively, as an American Jewish attitude developed toward the immigrant experience.  Are 21st-century American Jews more likely to understand the plight of new immigrants? This lecture will not provide definitive answers, but informs a deeper understanding of the relationship of American Jewry to newcomers of all backgrounds and circumstances. 

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

Wednesday   10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         June 7  

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, Jun. 7, 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
985

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Introduction to Aromatherapy
 

Learn the many ways aromatherapy and essential oils can help with issues of pain and stress.  Did you know lavender essential oil can help to heal a burn injury as well as address problems with insomnia and high blood pressure? Rosemary essential oil is good for memory and hair loss. Arthritis and joint pain can be relieved with roman chamomile essential oil.  In my program you will learn about this ancient therapy for mind, body, and spirit. You will be able to learn about the many benefits of essential oils and how to safely use them.

Adrienne Hausman, Certified Master Holistic Aromatherapist

Thursday      10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         June 8 

1 Session       $15 

 About Adrienne Hausman  

  

    

 

Adrienne completed a Masters Apprenticeship Program from the East-West school for Herbal & Aromatic Studies and is owner/operator of Adrienne's Aromas, holistic aromatherapy products for everyday use. She has a Holistic Nutrition Certificate from the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association and is certified as a Usui Reiki two practitioner and is certified in Indian Champissage (Indian Head Massage) from the London Center of Indian Champissage. As a hospice volunteer, she was trained in giving a lavender hand massage to patients and is a "Touch with Oils" practitioner providing a gentle hand treatment incorporating essential oils that affect the autonomic nervous system."

            

$15.00

Alan E Sorcher

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
964

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
iPad - Beyond the Basics
 

 

This class will provide you with many 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 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, searching your iPad for documents, the Control Center, obtaining and reading books from the public library, and much more.  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.  This course is not for individuals who have purchased other tablets such as the Kindle Fire, Nook, Samsung, etc. 

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

Thursday      1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  June 8  

1 Session       $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
956

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Art & Politics: French Collaboration in World War II
 

 

Much has been written about French collaboration with the German enemy. This talk will focus on one specific, but emblematic incident when French painters and sculptors, some as prominent as Derain, van Dongen, and Vlaminck, all Fauvist pathbreakers in the early years of the 20th century, accepted invitations to visit Nazi Germany in 1941. In particular, we will look at their art to see if it harbors fascist tendencies, and ask who organized the visit, why they joined, and finally what “punishment” they received, if any, once France was liberated by Allied troupes..

Erich Keel, PhD, Author, Former Kreeger Museum Head of Education

Thursday       1:30 PM to 3:00 PM  Jun 8  

1 Session       $15

About Erich Keel

 

Dr. Erich Keel is originally from Zurich, Switzerland and studied at the University of Zurich before he attended Marietta College in Ohio. He received his doctorate from Emory University in Georgia. He has worked and studied internationally, from dissertation research in Paris to teaching English in Bolivia. He recently retired from the Kreeger Museum, where he was the head of the education department.

$15.00

Erich Keel, PhD, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
972

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH2)
 

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              June 1/8/15/22/29   

11 Sessions    $99                                          July 6/13/20/27                 Aug 3/10

$99.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
965

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
What Google Has to Offer
 

 

Google has a lot more to offer than just using it for internet searches. In this course you will learn to use other Google features, including iGoogle, Maps, Mashups, Image Search, Product Search, Earth, Translation and Blogger.  PREREQUISITES: An intermediate computer user, and use of the Internet and email on a regular basis is required.  

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

Thursday      4:00 PM to 5:30 PM  June 8  

1 Session       $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
978

Sat, Jun. 10, 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
1005

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Antique Furniture: Authentic or Revival? A Trip to the Beall-Dawson Museum
 

 

Did you ever wonder if that chest of drawers at the local antique emporium is an original or a later revival? Furniture curator Elizabeth Lay will reveal the skills employed by connoisseurs with a focus on 18th and 19th century American furniture.  She will share the vocabulary that dealers use, demonstration construction methods that date a piece of furniture, and identify regional style differences.  The class will begin with an overview of design forms, followed by hands-on application of the skills with furniture from the museum’s collection.  Class fee includes admission, lecture/demonstration. We will carpool to the Beall-Dawson Museum in Rockville. Note: wear comfortable clothing, walking and standing required. 

Elizabeth Lay, Curator, Beall-Dawson Museum 

Monday          9:00 AM to 12:00 PM       June 12  

1 Session       $40

About Elizabeth Lay


Elizabeth first began working for the Historical Society as a guest curator for “A Walk Down the Aisle,” wedding gown exhibition at the Kentlands Mansion in February 2015. She received her MA in the History of Decorative Arts from the Smithsonian-GMU, with a concentration in American Textiles, and minor in Twentieth Century American Furniture. Lay has a long history in textiles which includes a license agreement with the Victoria and Albert Museum for textile design and internships withHillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, the U.S Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, and the Fashion Museum in Bath, UK. Beginning in October 2015, she will be an instructor at The Smithsonian Associates. Elizabeth combines her curatorial experience with 10 years in arts management which included her time as the Executive Director for the City of Gaithersburg Council for the Arts.

$40.00

Elizabeth Lay, Curator

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
973

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

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          June 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions      $81                                        July 10/17/24/31       (No Class July 3)      Aug 7

$81.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
974

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors-Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M2)
 

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        June 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                   July 10/17/24/31 (No Class July 3)        Aug 7

$81.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
975

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M2)
 

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           June 5/12/19/26    

9 Sessions     $81                                       July 10/17/24/31  (No Class July 3)      Aug 7

$81.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
976

Tue, Jun. 13, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too! (T2)
 

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           June 6/13/20/27    

9 Sessions     $81                                         July 11/18/25        (No Class July 4)      Aug 1/8

$81.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
986

Tue, Jun. 13, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
You’re Going to Do What?!? The Strange and Absurd in the History of Intelligence
 

 

Dr. Houghton will highlight the times American intelligence has though way outside the box in searching for solutions to intelligence problems. From LSD to aliens, from cyborg cats to psychic spies – Cold War desperation led the US Government in invest in some extraordinary schemes. Get an inside view of the lengths the government was willing to go to fight our enemies, and hear about programs and missions that were so far out that even we thought they went too far.

Dr Vincent Houghton  

Tuesday         1:00 PM to 2:30 PM      June 13  

1 Session       $15

About Dr Vince Houghton