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1040

Thu, Oct. 19, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
The Brontes in Context: Three Sisters, Three Novels, One Myth
 

 

The Bronte Sisters -- Charlotte, Emily, and Anne -- were not ordinary writers. They were iconoclasts, challenging every aspect of what was proper for women to write about, whether it’s Jane Eyre, a novel that gives a voice and power to a tiny governess unwilling to settle for an ordinary and predictable life; or Emily’s weird Wuthering Heights, which catalogs obsession and depravity cut off from society; or The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, a surprisingly modern and sympathetic look at alcoholism and addiction. This class will cover the historical context within which the sisters were writing, the myths that sprang up in their lifetime to explain their talents, and what the novels still have to say about the human condition today. Attendees will receive a chronology of major events in the Brontes’ life, as well as major events in England at that time, and a recommended reading list for further exploration and research.

Michael Bevel, Lecturer in 19th Century English Literature, Director of the Bethesda Library Classics in Context Program

Thursday                10:30 AM to 12:00 PM      Oct 19

1 Session               $15

$15.00

Michael Bevel

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1011

Mon, Oct. 23, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Visions of Art Nouveau - A Journey to Vienna, Barcelona and Prague
 

 

Take a trip to Vienna, Barcelona, and Prague of the Art Nouveau period on a multi-arts special journey.  Although this international style, which encompassed painting, architecture, and decorative arts, lasted only from about 1890--1914, all three cities were transformed by the visions of some of its greatest artists. In Barcelona, Antoni Gaudi’s incomparable structures still dominate the city scape, including the Sagrada Cathedral, private mansions, and Guell Park, an amusement park that delights both Barcelonans and tourists.  While Vienna continues to celebrate the often exotic works of Art Nouveau artist Gustav Klimt and his circle as well as the unique architecture of the Secession Building, inspired by the new movement.  Finally Prague, basically untouched by two world wars, is graced with block after block of colorfully designed apartment buildings, performing arts centers, as well as a former department store now a museum with a perfectly preserved tea room. 

Joan Hart, Art Historian

Monday 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM           Oct 23

1 Session               $15

About Joan Hart

 

 

Joan Hart was born in 1949 in Morristown, New Jersey, about 40 miles northwest of New York City. Her formal personal journey to art began at the age of fifteen, when she visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time on a school trip. She earned a masters’ degree in art history while studying in Italy and moved to Washington, D.C., and began teaching the often isolated residents of nursing homes and other retirement facilities in the Metro DC area.

Teaching was her primary vehicle, beginning with the often isolated residents of nursing homes and other retirement facilities in Washington, D.C. where she had moved shortly after completing graduate school.  Joan decided to dedicate herself to bringing arts appreciation into the community with other arts teachers. Joan and her colleagues have been accomplishing this mission through Museum One, Inc., an arts outreach service in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas, from the city center to the outlying suburbs, interacting with people of all ages, educational and income levels, and ethnic backgrounds. Her book, Through an Artist’s Eyes: How To Live Creatively is inspired by the bond between the arts and the humanity she serves.

$15.00

Joan Hart

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1025

Mon, Oct. 23, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M)
 

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             Sep 11, 18, 25        Oct 2, 16, 23, 30    No class Oct 9

13 Sessions           $117                                     Nov 6, 13, 20, 27   Dec 4, 11

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1027

Tue, Oct. 24, 2017 @ 7:30 AM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

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.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

Tuesdays                12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           Sep 12, 19, 26            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

14 Sessions           $126                                        Nov 7, 14, 21, 28        Dec 5, 12

$126.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1055

Tue, Oct. 24, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Let Me Entertain You - The Musical Genius of Jule Styne
 

 

Jule Styne (1905-1994) wrote music for some of the best film songs and Broadway musicals of the mid-20thc/ with such equally gifted collaborators as lyricists Sammy Cahn, Stephen Sondheim, and especially Betty Comden and Adolph Green. A child prodigy on the piano born in England, Styne switched from playing classical concerts at 12 with symphony orchestras to creating popular music. He scored 30 Hollywood films before his first stage musical in 1948, “High Button Shoes” with Sammy Cahn. In this 11th class in a series on American musical theater, join Steve Klitzman, musical aficionado, as he first presents to you a selection of Styne and Cahn’s Hollywood standard songs and a selection of great songs from Styne’s 30 Broadway musicals. 

Steve Klitzman, Professor and Aficionado of Broadway Music

Tuesday                  1:30 PM to 3:00 PM           Oct 24                                   

1 Session                $15

 

About Steve Klitzman

 

•           Former Deputy Chief, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Federal Communications Commission

•           BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Stanford University; JD, Georgetown University Law Center

•           Adjunct Professor, Media Law and First Amendment Law, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Institute for       Communications Law Studies, 1985-2013

•           Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher, Fiji Islands, 1967-1968

•           Lover of Broadway Show Music since childhood after seeing original casts in such classic shows as “Guys and Dolls,” “The King and I”, “The Pajama Game,”  “West Side Story,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” and  “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

•           Performer of classic musical theater roles, e.g., Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady,” Frank Butler in “Annie Get Your Gun,” and the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz.”

$15.00

Steve Klitzman

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1041

Wed, Oct. 25, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Spies Next Door: Codebreaking, Espionage and Counterintelligence in Arlington
 

 

When most people think of spying and international intrigue, Arlington, Virginia, is probably not what first comes to mind. But this city just over the Potomac is an espionage hotbed, where codebreakers at Arlington Hall (a former girls’ school that served as the center of the Army’s cryptanalysis effort during World War II) exposed extensive Soviet spy networks in the United States, and where the controversial longtime CIA counterintelligence chief and Arlington resident James Angleton used that information to hunt Soviet agents and moles. To top it off, Arlington was home to Aldrich Ames, the CIA’s most damaging turncoat—to the United States, not the Soviet Union. Join David Robarge, the CIA’s chief historian, as he exposes the dark side of spy work in the DC suburbs and explains why the nation has had such a difficult time tracking down enemy agents and protecting its secrets. 

Dr David Robarge, Professor, Author, Chief Historian of the CIA

Wednesday           10:30 AM to 12:00 PM      Oct 25

1 Session               $15

 

 

About David Robarge

 

 

David Robarge received his Ph.D. in American History from Columbia University. After teaching at Columbia and working for banker David Rockefeller and at the Gannett Center for Media Studies at Columbia, he joined CIA in 1989 and later became a political and leadership analyst on the Middle East. Dr. Robarge moved to the CIA History Staff in 1996 and was appointed Chief Historian of the CIA in 2005. He has published several classified works as well as unclassified monographs on the CIA’s supersonic A-12 reconnaissance aircraft and intelligence in the American Revolution. His biography of Director of Central Intelligence John McCone was recently declassified. His articles and book reviews on CIA leaders, counterintelligence, covert action, and technical collection have appeared in Studies in Intelligence, Intelligence and National Security, The Journal of Intelligence History, and The Oxford Handbook of Intelligence and National Security. Dr. Robarge has taught intelligence history at George Mason University and Georgetown University and also has written a biography of Chief Justice John Marshall.

$15.00

Davie Robarge, PhD

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1050

Thu, Oct. 26, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
A Daughter Recounts her Mother’s Journey During World War II
 

 

German and Austrian Jews were desperate to leave Nazi Germany just before the outbreak of World War II. The comfortable and established professionals and entrepreneurs had spent years in denial. They had survived danger and injustice and realized, almost too late, that they had to escape. All typical immigration avenues were closed to them. All that remained was going on a boat to an unknown destination, Shanghai, China, without a visa. This is the story of a young woman who traveled with her family to Shanghai in 1939 and the subsequent experiences that occurred. It is also the story of her oldest daughter, who grew up in San Francisco, under the shadow of her mother’s past experiences. A story of survival and tenacity.   

Karen Levi, Author, Love and Luck

Thursday                10:30 AM to 12:00 PM        Oct 26

1 Session               $15

$15.00

Karen Levi, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1057

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Trip to the National Gallery of Art: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting
 

 

This landmark exhibition examines the artistic exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from 1650 to 1675, when they reached the height of their technical ability and mastery of depictions of domestic life. Nora Hamerman has recently returned from a two week stay in the Netherlands and will describe the context in which these pictures were created, as artists responded to the changing artistic climate especially in Amsterdam, Leiden and Delft.  The exhibit includes 10 paintings by Vermeer (out of a total of only 31 in the world) of which several have not previously been seen in the United States. The tour will be led by art historian Nora Hamerman. Lunch will be on your own.

Note: The museum has notified us that due to the overwhelming amount of people that are viewing this exhibit, they will not permit tour guides to present in the musuem. Our instructor, Nora Hamerman, will be on the bus and will talk about the exhibit and answer any questions on the bus or at lunch.

Nora Hamerman, Art Historian, Author

Monday 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM           Oct 30

1 Session               $60

$60.00

Nora Hamerman, Art Historian, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1027

Tue, Oct. 31, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

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.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

Tuesdays                12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           Sep 12, 19, 26            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

14 Sessions           $126                                        Nov 7, 14, 21, 28        Dec 5, 12

$126.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1042

Tue, Oct. 31, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
How a Refugee from Hitler became the Inventor of the Video Game
 

 

Today, immigration is a hotly contested issue in the U.S. This has raised deep concerns in high-tech regions like Silicon Valley, which depend critically on talented migrants from around the world who have become outstanding researchers and entrepreneurs. But this is not a new phenomenon. The early 20th century witnessed the rise of the American electronics industry, which attracted immigrants such as Nicola Tesla and RCA-founder David Sarnoff, who paved the way for others to follow. In 1938, on the eve of Kristalnacht, Ralph Baer, a talented young German-Jewish immigrant, fled from Cologne, Germany to the United States, where he eventually worked his way up to running the engineering lab of a major defense electronics firm. Out of this came an improbable but momentous result: the invention of the video game, which became the basis for a multi-billion-dollar industry. Baer died in 2014 at the age of 92, inventing right up to his death. In terms of longevity and sheer creative output, he was a Picasso of inventors.

Arthur Molella, PhD, Author, Director Emeritus, Smithsonian Lemelson Center

Tuesday                 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM           Oct 31

1 Session               $15

About Arthur Molella

Arthur Molella is the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History. His interests are in the history of invention and on the relations between science, technology, and culture. His recent research efforts have focused on the roles of science and technology in the rise of Modernism and on the history of eco-cities.

In addition to serving in various curatorial and administrative capacities at the Museum of American History, he was head curator of the Smithsonian’s Science in American Life exhibition and co-curator of the international exhibit, Nobel Voices. He is also Senior Lecturer in the department of history of science and technology at The Johns Hopkins University. He has published and lectured widely on the relationship between technology and culture past and present. His publications include Inventing for the Environment (ed. with Joyce Bedi, 2003) and Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the 20th Century (with Robert Kargon, 2008).

He is on the board of the MIT Museum and the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Dr. Molella received an M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of science from Cornell University. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science from Westminster University, UK.

$15.00

Arthur Molella

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1028

Wed, Nov. 1, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Intermediate Class
 

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          Sep 13, 20, 27       Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

13 Sessions           $117                                      Nov 1, 8, 15, 29    Dec 6, 13  -  No class Nov 22

$117.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1051

Thu, Nov. 2, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
History of Modern China in 90 Minutes
 

 

This class will cover all the major themes, events, and people necessary to understand modern Chinese history, from the Qing dynasty (1644–1912) to successive twentieth-century republics. We will learn about the major political, economic, and cultural forces of the late imperial era, and how they transformed over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Emphasis will be laid on the encounter with the West, the legacy of national humiliation, cultural reform, and why every Chinese president since Deng Xiaoping has a degree in engineering.

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

Thursday                10:30 AM to 12:00 PM      Nov 2

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
1018

Thu, Nov. 2, 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           Nov 2 

1 Session               $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1019

Thu, Nov. 2, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Introduction to iPhone -Learning the Basics (B)
 

 

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           Nov 2 

1 Session               $15

$15.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1013

Mon, Nov. 6, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
The Gurlitt Dynasty: The Rise and Decline of a German Family
 

 

On September 22, 2010, Cornelius Gurlitt, a shy man aged 78, was found with 9,000 Euros traveling by train from Switzerland to Munich. Further investigations by suspicious authorities led to the discovery of about 1400 works of art in Gurlitt’s two homes, in Munich and Salzburg. How did Gurlitt come into the possession of such a sizeable collection of paintings, drawings and prints? Much speculation has turned on looted art and on Cornelius’s father, Hildebrand Gurlitt, who has been implicated in the art theft of the Third Reich. This talk will explore the background of this sensational story that first broke on November 4, 2013. We will begin with Cornelius Gurlitt’s great grand-father, Louis Gurlitt of Dresden, a successful landscape painter, and continue with the brilliant career of his son, Cornelius, important historian of the baroque. We will discuss the work of Cornelius’s daughter, Cornelia, a talented expressionist painter who committed suicide, and son Hildebrand, museum director and, fatefully, art dealer for Hitler. Finally, the talk will examine to what degree the collection of Cornelius, Hildebrand’s son, consists of looted or stolen art.    

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

Monday 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM           Nov 6

1 Session               $15

$15.00

Erich Keel, PhD, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1027

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

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.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

Tuesdays                12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           Sep 12, 19, 26            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

14 Sessions           $126                                        Nov 7, 14, 21, 28        Dec 5, 12

$126.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1056

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? - Giving Girl Groups the Respect They Deserve
 

 

Until recently, the music of girl groups like the Shirelles, the Angels, and the Shangri-Las did not get much respect.  When groups like the Crystals and the Ronettes were acknowledged, they were too often reduced to puppets controlled by behind the scenes Svengalis who were labeled the “true” artists.  This class will look at the girl groups, along with songwriters and producers like Carole King, George “Shadow” Morton, Florence Greenberg and Phil Spector, the creator of the legendary “Wall of Sound,” to sort out who really deserves the credit for songs like “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”. The pop sound of girl groups did not last long, but it filled the airwaves and influenced a new boys club of invading British rockers, many of whom recorded their own versions of girl group songs.  Let’s explore how these songs and many more gave “girls” a voice in the early ‘60s that is still echoing through pop music.

Mark Sullivan, PhD, Popular Culture Scholar

Tuesday                  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM        Nov 7

1 Session               $15

$15.00

Mark Sullivan, PhD

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1020

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
iLove iPad - Intermediate
 

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 running iOS 10.0 or later 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

Thursdays              10:00 AM to11:45 AM       Nov 9, 16

2 Sessions              $40

$40.00

Adrienne Hausman, Aromatherapist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1043

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Whistleblower at the CIA: An Inside Account of the Politics of Intelligence
 

 

Melvin Goodman’s long career as a respected intelligence analyst at the CIA, specializing in US/Soviet relations, ended abruptly. In 1990, after twenty-four years of service, Goodman resigned when he could no longer tolerate the corruption he witnessed at the highest levels of the Agency. In 1991 he went public, blowing the whistle on top-level officials and leading the opposition against the appointment of Robert Gates as CIA director. In the widely covered Senate hearings, Goodman charged that Gates and others had subverted “the process and the ethics of intelligence” by deliberately misinforming the White House about major world events and covert operation. In this breathtaking expose, Goodman tells the whole story. Retracing his career with the Central Intelligence Agency, he presents a rare insider’s account of the inner workings of America’s intelligence community, and the corruption, intimidation, and misinformation that lead to disastrous foreign interventions. An invaluable and historic look into one of the most secretive and influential agencies of US government--and a wake-up call for the need to reform its practices.

Melvin Goodman, Former CIA Analyst, Author, Professor

Thursday                10:30 AM to 12:00 PM      Nov 9

1 Session               $15


About Melvin Goodman

 

Melvin A. Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State for 24 years, and a professor of international relations at the National War College for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Athens, Greece for three years, and was intelligence adviser to the SALT delegation from 1971–1972. Currently, Goodman is the Director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, and adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University. He has authored, co-authored, and edited seven books, including National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism (published by City Lights) Gorbachev's Retreat: The Third World; The Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze; The Phantom Defense: America's Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion; Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk, and Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA. His articles and op-eds have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Harper's, Foreign Policy, Foreign Service Journal, The Baltimore Sun, and The Washington Post. He lives in Bethesda, MD.

$15.00

Melvin Goodman

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1021

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Google: It’s More Than You Think!
 

 

Just about everyone who has done a search on the Internet has used Google. But if that’s all you’ve used it for, you’re missing 80% of what Google has to offer. 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 or advanced computer user, and use of the Internet and email on a regular basis is required. You must take the computer quiz and send to us. Class Limit: 9 

Gary Cahn, Computer Instructor

Thursday                12:30 PM to 3:30 PM         Nov 9

1 Session               $20

$20.00

Gary Cahn

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1022

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017 @ 1:00 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                1:00 PM to 2:30 PM           Nov 9 

1 Session               $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1029

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017 @ 1:55 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (TH)
 

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

Thursdays              1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 14, 21, 28         Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

13 Sessions           $117                                      Nov 2, 9, 16, 30       Dec 7, 14  -  No class Nov 23

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1030

Thu, Nov. 9, 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             Sep 14, 21, 28       Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

13 Sessions           $117                                      Nov 2, 9, 16, 30     Dec 7, 14  -  No class Nov 23

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1023

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
iPhone - Beyond the Basics (B)
 

 

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           Nov 9 

1 Session               $15

$15.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1024

Mon, Nov. 13, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class
 

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             Sep 11, 18, 25           Oct 2, 16, 23, 30      No class Oct 9

13 Sessions           $117                                         Nov 6, 13, 20, 27      Dec 4, 11

$117.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1044

Mon, Nov. 13, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
The Roles of the President and the Courts in Interpreting Federal Statutes
 

 

In grade school, we were taught that Congress enacts the laws, the President carries out the laws, and the courts interpret the laws.  But a 1984 Supreme Court decision, Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837, dramatically shifted this paradigm.  Although Chevron is the most frequently cited decision in world history, 33 years later the press, the media, and the public still do not fully appreciate its consequences. Virtually all Federal statutes contain ambiguities, even when the language appears to be clear.  There are many reasons why this is so and most non-lawyers do not appreciate the impact of these ambiguities.  The central issue Sheldon will discuss is how those ambiguities are resolved in cases involving the President        and federal agencies.

Sheldon Hochberg, Attorney, Pulitzer Scholar

Monday                  10:30 AM to 12:00 PM      Nov 13

1 Session               $15

About Sheldon Hochberg

 

 

Mr. Hochberg is an international law attorney and has been actively involved in international trade law and, particularly, countervailing duty matters. He participated in the Canadian softwood lumber proceeding, and since 1992 has handled two major steel cases that involved a number of cutting-edge countervail issues. In 2008-09 Mr. Hochberg was lead counsel in the petition for certiorari and merits briefing in the only antidumping case ever decided by the United States Supreme Court. In that case, the Court ruled 9-0 in favor of his client’s position that certain transactions involving imports of enriched uranium constituted sales of goods subject to the antidumping law.

Mr. Hochberg has been actively involved in administrative and legislative matters throughout his career and has written on the standards for judicial review of agency decisions. For over thirty years, he has represented national and state trade associations and individual insurers in the title insurance industry on a wide variety of federal and state regulatory, legislative and litigation matters. He is a frequent speaker at insurance industry and bar association seminars on RESPA, controlled business, and banking and insurance issues.

Mr. Hochberg has been involved in rulemaking and informal adjudicative proceedings involving the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies. He has also provided counsel in several major legislative initiatives, including legislation to reverse Supreme Court decisions in the antitrust area, real estate and banking legislation, Indian land claims legislation, and legislation to reorganize the Penn Central.

$15.00

Sheldon E. Hochberg, Attorney

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1027

Tue, Nov. 14, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

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.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

Tuesdays                12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           Sep 12, 19, 26            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

14 Sessions           $126                                        Nov 7, 14, 21, 28        Dec 5, 12

$126.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1028

Wed, Nov. 15, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Intermediate Class
 

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          Sep 13, 20, 27       Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

13 Sessions           $117                                      Nov 1, 8, 15, 29    Dec 6, 13  -  No class Nov 22

$117.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1052

Wed, Nov. 15, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
A Century of American Jewish Political Behavior
 

 

America’s Jewish community is often said – by both its friends and foes – to be disproportionately involved in the political life of the nation.  But a contemporary focus on electoral politics tells only part of the story; Jews have embraced and challenged the political status quo ever since their arrival on these shores, 350 years ago.  In the 19th century, and intensifying in the 20th, American Jewry began to confront issues of foreign policy, social welfare, civil rights, and health, education, crime, and immigration policy.  Although the community is often identified as a largely liberal voting block, there are competing factors involving immigration, neighborhood demographics, Israel, freedom of religion and more.  This complicates the seemingly uniform “Jewish” position on various issues, and makes this a worthwhile case study for other minority groups as well.  A look at the complexities of 20th and 21st-century American Jewish political behavior, therefore, reveals complex realities that cut to the core of what it means to be an interest group living in a participatory democracy.

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

Wednesday           10:30 AM to 12:00 PM      Nov 15

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
1058

Thu, Nov. 16, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
A Trip to the Walters Art Museum and the Faberge' Exhibit
 

 

Faberge’ and the Russian Crafts Tradition & Empire’s Legacy - This exhibition explores the Russian crafts tradition that culminated in the creativity of the workshop of Carl Fabergé, with over 70 stunning objects on display—including two Imperial Easter Eggs purchased by the museum’s founder, Henry Walters. The tour and lecture will be led by art historian Ann Wiker. Lunch will be on your own, at the Owl Bar Restaurant. The class fee includes round trip transportation to the Walters.

Note: Instead of eating at the Owl Bar Restaurant, we will be having lunch at The Mount Vernon Marketplace with lots of vendors to choose from in the historic Mount Vernon District. Visit the website at www.mtvernonmarketplace.com

Ann Wiker, Artist, Art Historian and Educator

Thursday                9:30 AM to 3:00 PM           Nov 16

1 Session               $60

$60.00

Ann Wiker, Art Historian and Educator

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1020

Thu, Nov. 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
iLove iPad - Intermediate
 

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 running iOS 10.0 or later 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

Thursdays              10:00 AM to11:45 AM       Nov 9, 16

2 Sessions              $40

$40.00

Gary Cahn

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1029

Thu, Nov. 16, 2017 @ 1:55 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (TH)
 

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

Thursdays              1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 14, 21, 28         Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

13 Sessions           $117                                      Nov 2, 9, 16, 30       Dec 7, 14  -  No class Nov 23

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1031

Sat, Nov. 18, 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      Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 9

4 Sessions              $20   

$20.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1024

Mon, Nov. 20, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class
 

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             Sep 11, 18, 25           Oct 2, 16, 23, 30      No class Oct 9

13 Sessions           $117                                         Nov 6, 13, 20, 27      Dec 4, 11

$117.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1027

Tue, Nov. 21, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

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.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

Tuesdays                12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           Sep 12, 19, 26            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

14 Sessions           $126                                        Nov 7, 14, 21, 28        Dec 5, 12

$126.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1024

Mon, Nov. 27, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class
 

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             Sep 11, 18, 25           Oct 2, 16, 23, 30      No class Oct 9

13 Sessions           $117                                         Nov 6, 13, 20, 27      Dec 4, 11

$117.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1027

Tue, Nov. 28, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

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.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

Tuesdays                12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           Sep 12, 19, 26            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

14 Sessions           $126                                        Nov 7, 14, 21, 28        Dec 5, 12

$126.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1029

Thu, Nov. 30, 2017 @ 1:55 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (TH)
 

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

Thursdays              1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 14, 21, 28         Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

13 Sessions           $117                                      Nov 2, 9, 16, 30       Dec 7, 14  -  No class Nov 23

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1030

Thu, Nov. 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             Sep 14, 21, 28       Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

13 Sessions           $117                                      Nov 2, 9, 16, 30     Dec 7, 14  -  No class Nov 23

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1024

Mon, Dec. 4, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class
 

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             Sep 11, 18, 25           Oct 2, 16, 23, 30      No class Oct 9

13 Sessions           $117                                         Nov 6, 13, 20, 27      Dec 4, 11

$117.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1027

Tue, Dec. 5, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

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.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

Tuesdays                12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           Sep 12, 19, 26            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

14 Sessions           $126                                        Nov 7, 14, 21, 28        Dec 5, 12

$126.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1029

Thu, Dec. 7, 2017 @ 1:55 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (TH)
 

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

Thursdays              1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 14, 21, 28         Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

13 Sessions           $117                                      Nov 2, 9, 16, 30       Dec 7, 14  -  No class Nov 23

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1027

Tue, Dec. 12, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

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.

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

Tuesdays                12:30 PM to 1:30 PM           Sep 12, 19, 26            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

14 Sessions           $126                                        Nov 7, 14, 21, 28        Dec 5, 12

$126.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1029

Thu, Dec. 14, 2017 @ 1:55 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (TH)
 

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

Thursdays              1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 14, 21, 28         Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

13 Sessions           $117                                      Nov 2, 9, 16, 30       Dec 7, 14  -  No class Nov 23

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1059

Wed, May. 16, 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Hello, Dolly! - Broadway Trip
 

 

New York, NY – Producer Scott Rudin announced that the legendary two-time Tony Award®-winning Bernadette Peters, capping a 60-years-long career of triumph after triumph as “the most accomplished musical comedy star of her generation” (The Washington Post), will take on the title role in the most successful and beloved Broadway production of the year: Hello, Dolly!

Ms. Peters has been heralded by The Washington Post as “a theater goddess.” Frank Rich, in The New York Times, proclaimed, “She has no peer in the musical theater.” Scott Simon of National Public Radio says, “she has stopped more shows on Broadway than the stagehands’ union.” She has been honored with two Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Drama League Award.

This production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s Hello, Dolly! instantly became the most coveted ticket of the year when it broke the record for best first day of ticket sales in Broadway history. In addition to the Tony for Ms. Midler, it won three additional Tony’s, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel), and Best Costume Design of a Musical (Santo Loquasto), and has continued to break the Shubert Theatre house record over and over and over and over again.

Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren CarlyleHello, Dolly! began performances on Broadway on March 15, 2017, and officially opened on Thursday, April 20, 2017. This Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of the classic musical (based on Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker) to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, pays tribute to the work of its original director/ choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.

Live & Learn Bethesda and frequent Broadway music instructor Steve Friedman will host this trip to the Shubert Theatre in NYC for a Wednesday matinee performance on May 16, 2018. The trip includes round trip bus transportation between the Montgomery Mall parking lot and the Shubert Theatre. We will have lunch at Palm West and a box dinner for the return trip. The bus will leave promptly at 7:15 am and return around 10 pm, depending on traffic. The tickets are for seating in various orchestra sections. There are NO REFUNDS for this trip. The class fee includes round trip bus transportation, orchestra seats, lunch, and a box dinner.

Steve Friedman, Broadway Musical Lecturer, Trip Guide

Wednesday       7:15 AM to 10:00 PM        May 16                

$359.00                                                          Class 1059

38 openings available

$359.00

Steve Friedman

4805 Edgemoor Lane