Live & Learn Bethesda Logo
REZCLICK ONLINE RESERVATION SOFTWARE




Live and Learn Bethesda
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda MD 20814
301-740-6150

Powered by

Online Reservation System Software
Online Reservation Software

Search/Filter
Description:
Month:
Location:
Instructor:
 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1180

Mon, Sep. 10, 2018 @ 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 10, 17, 24

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29    Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$126.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1181

Mon, Sep. 10, 2018 @ 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, flexibility and balance 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 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1182

Mon, Sep. 10, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga
 

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             1:30 PM to 2:30 PM             Sep 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1183

Tue, Sep. 11, 2018 @ 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 11, 18, 25

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30    Nov 6, 13, 20, 27     Dec 4, 11, 18

$135.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1184

Wed, Sep. 12, 2018 @ 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 12, 19, 26

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    Nov 7, 14, 21, 28     Dec 5, 12, 19

$135.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1185

Thu, Sep. 13, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors
 

Strength training has incredible benefits for everyone but especially for seniors.  This total body workout is a great way for older adults to get started with strength training.   Experts believe the resistance exercises may forestall declines in strength and muscle mass for decades. Having a strong body helps you avoid injuries, falls, pain and other issues associated with getting older. The exercises taught in this class will focus on building total body strength with an emphasis on improving balance, stability, and flexibility. We will use dumbbells, exercise balls, stability balls, medicine balls, resistance bands, weighted body bars, and chairs for balance and support. All exercises can be done seated or standing. Each class consists of a warm up, strength work, balance and flexibility work and will end with relaxing stretch and cool down.  No matter how old you are, exercise can improve your quality of life and you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing it to see and feel improvements.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Thursdays           1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29      Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1186

Thu, Sep. 13, 2018 @ 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, flexibility and balance work all in one 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 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29     Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1180

Mon, Sep. 17, 2018 @ 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 10, 17, 24

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29    Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$126.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1181

Mon, Sep. 17, 2018 @ 12:30 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, flexibility and balance 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 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1182

Mon, Sep. 17, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga
 

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             1:30 PM to 2:30 PM             Sep 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1183

Tue, Sep. 18, 2018 @ 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 11, 18, 25

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30    Nov 6, 13, 20, 27     Dec 4, 11, 18

$135.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1184

Wed, Sep. 19, 2018 @ 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 12, 19, 26

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    Nov 7, 14, 21, 28     Dec 5, 12, 19

$135.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1185

Thu, Sep. 20, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors
 

Strength training has incredible benefits for everyone but especially for seniors.  This total body workout is a great way for older adults to get started with strength training.   Experts believe the resistance exercises may forestall declines in strength and muscle mass for decades. Having a strong body helps you avoid injuries, falls, pain and other issues associated with getting older. The exercises taught in this class will focus on building total body strength with an emphasis on improving balance, stability, and flexibility. We will use dumbbells, exercise balls, stability balls, medicine balls, resistance bands, weighted body bars, and chairs for balance and support. All exercises can be done seated or standing. Each class consists of a warm up, strength work, balance and flexibility work and will end with relaxing stretch and cool down.  No matter how old you are, exercise can improve your quality of life and you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing it to see and feel improvements.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Thursdays           1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29      Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1186

Thu, Sep. 20, 2018 @ 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, flexibility and balance work all in one 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 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29     Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1180

Mon, Sep. 24, 2018 @ 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 10, 17, 24

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29    Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$126.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1181

Mon, Sep. 24, 2018 @ 12:30 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, flexibility and balance 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 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1202

Mon, Sep. 24, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History
 

Lisa Moses Leff will speak about her recent book, The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust. The book tells the story of Zosa Szajkowski, a Polish-born Jewish historian who took tens of thousands of Jewish documents from Europe in the 1940s and 50s and moved them, illicitly, to New York, where he eventually sold them to Jewish research libraries, where they still remain today. Was this a heroic act of salvage or simply theft? To answer this question, Leff explores the shifting contours of Jewish nationalist ideas in the mid-twentieth century, and grapples with the vexing problem of where the material remnants of the Jewish past are best kept.

Lisa M. Leff, Professor of History and Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, American University, Author

Monday               1:30 PM to 3:00 PM         Sep 24

1 Session             $15

About Lisa Leff

Lisa Leff is a historian of 19th and 20th century Europe whose research focuses on Jews in France. Her first book, Sacred Bonds of Solidarity (Stanford UP, 2006), examines the rise of Jewish international aid in 19th century France. Her second book, The Archive Thief (Oxford University Press, 2015), tells the story of Zosa Szajkowski, an influential Jewish historian who stole tens of thousands of documents from French archives and sold them to libraries in the United States and Israel. It was awarded the 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature, and was a finalist for a 2015 National Jewish Book Award. At American, her teaching is broad, encompassing French, Jewish, and general European history of the 18th and 20th centuries. She was named American University's 2017 Scholar-Teacher of the Year. She is Acting Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost and has degrees from: PhD University of Chicago MA, University of Chicago BA, Oberlin College, and speaks French (fluent), Yiddish, and German (reading).

$15.00

Lisa Leff

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1182

Mon, Sep. 24, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga
 

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             1:30 PM to 2:30 PM             Sep 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1183

Tue, Sep. 25, 2018 @ 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 11, 18, 25

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30    Nov 6, 13, 20, 27     Dec 4, 11, 18

$135.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1184

Wed, Sep. 26, 2018 @ 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 12, 19, 26

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    Nov 7, 14, 21, 28     Dec 5, 12, 19

$135.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1170

Wed, Sep. 26, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
The Dutch Golden Age of Art at the National Gallery: Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals
 

The National Gallery of Art has one of the finest collections of Dutch Golden Age Art in the world.  Did you know, for instance, that D.C.’s national art museum owns at least 3 Vermeer’s, out of the some 35 authenticated works by the Delft master?  Or that Rembrandt’s haunting Woman with an Ostrich Feather once hung in the palace of the Russian prince who plotted against Rasputin?  Or that the self-portrait of the Dutch Golden Age’s leading woman artist, Judith Leyster is a favorite attraction of the museum?  Several colorful portraits by Frans Hals also highlight the Dutch section, plus the dramatic seascapes and landscapes so popular in 17th century Holland.  And few artists can rival the luminous floral paintings that once hung in Dutch households.  So take a journey into the age of Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals, among others, in this survey of a local Washington, D.C. art treasure.

Joan Hart, Art Historian

Wednesday        1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Sep 26

1 Session             $15        

 

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
1214

Thu, Sep. 27, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Juke Box Musicals
 

The juke box might have been a music machine in a diner but it has become the new label for a genre of musical. It all began by accident, the idea being a musical of a famous composer set to a plot that can use the music to set a mood or tell that composers life. Be it George M Cohan, the Beatles. Carole King, or Abba these are but a few of the illustrious composers that have had the juke box treatment on Broadway. Let’s discuss not just the genre but the good and bad it has created. Is it killing the creative new musical?

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer

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

1 Session             $20

 

 

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
1185

Thu, Sep. 27, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors
 

Strength training has incredible benefits for everyone but especially for seniors.  This total body workout is a great way for older adults to get started with strength training.   Experts believe the resistance exercises may forestall declines in strength and muscle mass for decades. Having a strong body helps you avoid injuries, falls, pain and other issues associated with getting older. The exercises taught in this class will focus on building total body strength with an emphasis on improving balance, stability, and flexibility. We will use dumbbells, exercise balls, stability balls, medicine balls, resistance bands, weighted body bars, and chairs for balance and support. All exercises can be done seated or standing. Each class consists of a warm up, strength work, balance and flexibility work and will end with relaxing stretch and cool down.  No matter how old you are, exercise can improve your quality of life and you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing it to see and feel improvements.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Thursdays           1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29      Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1186

Thu, Sep. 27, 2018 @ 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, flexibility and balance work all in one 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 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29     Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1187

Sat, Sep. 29, 2018 @ 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 29, Oct 27, Nov 10, Dec 8

4 Sessions           $20   

$20.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1180

Mon, Oct. 1, 2018 @ 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 10, 17, 24

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29    Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$126.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1188

Mon, Oct. 1, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Amazonian Rain Forest and the Galapagos Islands
 

Rick will present his photos and videos of his two week trip to Ecuador in July.  He spent 3 nights at an eco-lodge deep in the rain forest and 4 nights on the Galapagos Legend visiting several islands in the Galapagos.  In addition, several tours in and around the city of Quito and a day trip to the famous Otavalo market will be discussed. 

Rick Hildenbrand, PhD

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

1 Session             FREE     

Rick Hildenbrand

 

Rick is a career educator and computer techie. He has taught all levels of learners from elementary school through graduate school and in government and industry.  Rick has taught mathematics, statistics, and many computer topics for end users and system professionals.  He has taught Introductory, intermediate and advanced classes on General Computing, the Microsoft Office Suite (Work, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) and other topics as well.

He is a travel enthusiast and has traveled extensively.  His interest in travel has led him to his current retirement job as a part-time travel agent helping others to enjoy the wonder and excitement of traveling the world by land and/or sea.  Rick has combined his travel and computer interests by learning how to create coffee-table photo books to document his many trips and enjoys teaching others how to do the same.His international travel experience includes cruises to South America & Antarctica, New England & Canada and the Eastern Mediterranean on Holland America, Alaska and the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean and the spectacular Norwegian Coastal Voyage on Hurtigruten.  River cruises on the Rhine (Avalon), Danube (Uniworld) and Seine (Viking).  Land tours to South Africa (Gate1) and New Zealand.  Short visits to Hong Kong, Singapore, Oslo, Amsterdam, Paris, Bucharest, Vienna, London and more.

$0.00

Rick Hildenbrand

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1181

Mon, Oct. 1, 2018 @ 12:30 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, flexibility and balance 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 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1189

Mon, Oct. 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Argentinean Jews: From Gauchos to Tango
 

Argentina, the second largest country in Latin America, boasted the biggest Jewish community in the region. This lecture will give an overview of the history of Argentinean Jews, from the time of the conquest, through the wave of European immigration at the end of the 19th century, WWII and to the present day through periods of peaceful coexistence as well as periods of intense anti-Semitism all while thriving as a community that is largest 7th in the world.

Dr Naomi Darenblum, Professor of Latin American Studies

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

1 Session             $15      

        About Naomi Daremblum

 

Naomi Daremblum, PhD, is originally from Costa Rica, and is a specialist on Latin American culture, art & politics. She’s had teaching appointments at NYU and The New School, and with 15 years of experience, she’s taught and written on a wide range of subjects. At present she teaches Latin American Culture & Politics at Montgomery College.

                   

$15.00

Dr Naomi Daremblum, Professor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1182

Mon, Oct. 1, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga
 

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             1:30 PM to 2:30 PM             Sep 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1183

Tue, Oct. 2, 2018 @ 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 11, 18, 25

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30    Nov 6, 13, 20, 27     Dec 4, 11, 18

$135.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1184

Wed, Oct. 3, 2018 @ 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 12, 19, 26

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    Nov 7, 14, 21, 28     Dec 5, 12, 19

$135.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1203

Wed, Oct. 3, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
My Dear Children - A Documentary About the Pogroms
 

My Dear Children follows one woman’s quest to unravel a family mystery.  It’s a journey that reveals a heartbreaking and little known humanitarian tragedy.  One hundred years ago, Jews in what today is Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus suffered through what scholars now call “the holocaust of its day.”  Pogroms that swept the region from 1917-1921 killed some 250,000 Jews, perhaps many more.  Using a letter describing those horrific events, Judy Favish, a 61-year-old South African Jew traces the events that tore apart not only her family, but also tens of thousands of others.  It’s a story shared by Jews the world over. The documentary will be presented as part of the class.  

LeeAnn Dance, Producer/Director

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

1 Session             $15

About Leeann Dance

 

Leeann Dance is an award winning television producer and groundbreaking investigative reporter who began her career more than 25 years ago. She has worked as a freelancer in East Africa and as a producer with CNN’s investigative and documentary unit. She now has her own boutique production company outside Washington, D.C. "My Dear Children" is her first independent documentary production.

$15.00

LeeAnn Dance

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1190

Wed, Oct. 3, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
How to Write the Story of Your Life
 

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

Murray Schweitzer, Television News Producer, Publisher, Professor

Wednesdays     1:30 PM to 3:00 PM            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31   Nov 7   

6 Sessions           $120         

$120.00

Murray Schweitzer, News Producer and Publisher

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1191

Thu, Oct. 4, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Israel at 70: Beyond the Headlines
 

In the seventieth year of Israel’s existence as an independent state, this tiny country continues to dominate headlines around the world.  But its unique character cannot be gleaned from sound bites, and its story is much more complex than just the popular focus on political conflicts.  In this illustrated lecture, we begin in the fraught years of the mid-1970s and trace Israel’s development to the present day, through its varied population, its music and food, its geography, fashion, popular culture, and yes – its politics.  From bourekas and pita to Begin and Peres, and from gas shortages to Gal Gadot, you’ll get a taste of the real thing – only El Al can bring you closer!

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

Thursday             10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Oct 4

1 Session             $20

 

Dr. Lauren B. 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

 

$20.00

Dr. Lauren Strauss, Professor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1185

Thu, Oct. 4, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors
 

Strength training has incredible benefits for everyone but especially for seniors.  This total body workout is a great way for older adults to get started with strength training.   Experts believe the resistance exercises may forestall declines in strength and muscle mass for decades. Having a strong body helps you avoid injuries, falls, pain and other issues associated with getting older. The exercises taught in this class will focus on building total body strength with an emphasis on improving balance, stability, and flexibility. We will use dumbbells, exercise balls, stability balls, medicine balls, resistance bands, weighted body bars, and chairs for balance and support. All exercises can be done seated or standing. Each class consists of a warm up, strength work, balance and flexibility work and will end with relaxing stretch and cool down.  No matter how old you are, exercise can improve your quality of life and you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing it to see and feel improvements.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Thursdays           1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29      Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1186

Thu, Oct. 4, 2018 @ 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, flexibility and balance work all in one 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 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29     Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1180

Mon, Oct. 8, 2018 @ 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 10, 17, 24

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29    Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$126.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1171

Tue, Oct. 9, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Language of Flowers in Art
 

From the symbolic meanings of plants in the art of the Middle Ages to the mastery of botanical reality by Renaissance painters, and from the birth of the independent floral still life in the 1600s to Vincent Van Gogh’s expressionistic irises and sunflowers, artists have delighted in presenting visual beauty, spiritual meaning, and scientific observation through depictions of flowers. The lecture will discuss the botanical art of Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, Pietro Perugino, Gerard David, Caravaggio, and the Florentine and Dutch flower painters of the 17th century, culminating in the extraordinary botanical painters Maria Sibylla Merian and Rachel Ruysch, two women who achieved international fame for their scientific knowledge as well as artistic skill.

Nora Hamerman, Art Historian, Author

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

1 Session             $15

Nora Hamerman

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

$15.00

Nora Hamerman, Art Historian, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1183

Tue, Oct. 9, 2018 @ 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 11, 18, 25

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30    Nov 6, 13, 20, 27     Dec 4, 11, 18

$135.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1218

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
A Journey through the Dutch Golden Age of Art at the National Gallery
 

The National Gallery of Art has one of the finest collections of Dutch Golden Age Art in the world.  Did you know, for instance, that D.C.’s national art museum owns at least 3 Vermeer’s, out of the some 35 authenticated works by the Delft master?  Or that Rembrandt’s haunting Woman with an Ostrich Feather once hung in the palace of the Russian prince who plotted against Rasputin?  Or that the self-portrait of the Dutch Golden Age’s leading woman artist, Judith Leyster is a favorite attraction of the museum?  Several colorful portraits by Frans Hals also highlight the Dutch section, plus the dramatic seascapes and landscapes so popular in 17th century Holland.  And few artists can rival the luminous floral paintings that once hung in Dutch households.  So take a journey into the age of Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals, among others, in this survey of a local Washington, D.C. art treasure. Lunch will   be on your own. The class fee includes round trip transportation to/from Live & Learn Bethesda.

Joan Hart, Art Historian

Wednesday       9:30 AM to 3:00 PM         Oct 10

1 Session             $60


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.

$60.00

Joan Hart

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1184

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018 @ 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 12, 19, 26

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    Nov 7, 14, 21, 28     Dec 5, 12, 19

$135.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1190

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
How to Write the Story of Your Life
 

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

Murray Schweitzer, Television News Producer, Publisher, Professor

Wednesdays     1:30 PM to 3:00 PM            Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31   Nov 7   

6 Sessions           $120         

$120.00

Murray Schweitzer, News Producer and Publisher

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1174

Thu, Oct. 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Technology and Internet Security for Computers, Laptops and Phones
 

Computers, smartphones and IoT (Internet of Things) devices are a big part of our everyday lives. While these devices do offer some incredible conveniences, they can also put our personal data at risk. This class will walk you through the most common steps to help protect your information in the 21st century. Learn about antivirus software, internet security, software updates, password strength and so much more. 

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor, Technology Expert

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

1 Session             $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1185

Thu, Oct. 11, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors
 

Strength training has incredible benefits for everyone but especially for seniors.  This total body workout is a great way for older adults to get started with strength training.   Experts believe the resistance exercises may forestall declines in strength and muscle mass for decades. Having a strong body helps you avoid injuries, falls, pain and other issues associated with getting older. The exercises taught in this class will focus on building total body strength with an emphasis on improving balance, stability, and flexibility. We will use dumbbells, exercise balls, stability balls, medicine balls, resistance bands, weighted body bars, and chairs for balance and support. All exercises can be done seated or standing. Each class consists of a warm up, strength work, balance and flexibility work and will end with relaxing stretch and cool down.  No matter how old you are, exercise can improve your quality of life and you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing it to see and feel improvements.

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Thursdays           1:55 PM to 2:55 PM             Sep 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29      Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1186

Thu, Oct. 11, 2018 @ 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, flexibility and balance work all in one 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 13, 20, 27

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov 1, 8, 15, 29     Dec 6, 13, 20  -  No class Nov 22

$126.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1175

Thu, Oct. 11, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
Introduction to iPhone - Learning the Basics
 

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

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

Thursday             4:00 PM to 5:30 PM         Oct 11

1 Session             $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1180

Mon, Oct. 15, 2018 @ 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 10, 17, 24

14 Sessions         $126          Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29    Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$126.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1205

Mon, Oct. 15, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Nine Lives of Benjamin Franklin - Part I
 

Rivaled only by Washington, Benjamin Franklin was, at his death in 1790, the most famous man in America. Franklin’s rise to prominence and power first in Philadelphia, and then in London and Paris, was nothing short of meteoric. His very public achievements – in business, science, philanthropy, politics, and diplomacy – were remarkable in his day, and even more so by the standards of our own. Yet for all we know about Franklin the icon, something of the man himself still seems to elude us, and his many contradictions remain both puzzling and glaring.  How can we resolve these several Franklins into one? As Richard Bell, a professor of history at the University of Maryland, explains, it’s Franklin’s many faces that make him so compelling. His multiplicity and his capacity for complexity render him not only inscrutable and inimitable but also so wonderfully flawed and familiar. Both ordinary and extraordinary, Franklin – the man with nine lives –winks at us and dares us to wink back. 

Richard Bell, PhD, Professor of American History, Author

Monday               10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Oct 15

1 Session             $15

Richard James Bell

Richard Bell joined the History Department at the University of Maryland in 2006. He received his PhD from Harvard University and his BA from the University of Cambridge. He teaches early American history and cultural history. His research interests encompass the histories of print communication and violence prior to the Civil War. He is the author of several journal articles, most recently in the Journal of the Early Republic, Early American Literature, Slavery and Abolition, and History Compass.

Professor Bell has published two books. The first, a monograph titled We Shall Be No More: Suicide and Self-Government in the Newly United States, examines the role that discourse regarding self-destruction played in the cultural formation of the early republic. The second work, Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America, a co-edited volume of essays centered on the experience of incarcerated subjects and citizens in early America, is the product of a conference organized at the McNeil Center in April 2009.

Prof. Bell has held research fellowships at more than a dozen libraries and institutes. Since 2006 he has served as the Mellon Fellow in American History at Cambridge University, the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society, a Mayer Fellow at the Huntington Library, a Research Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition and Resistance at Yale University and as a Resident Fellow at the John W Kluge at the Library of Congress. He is also a frequent lecturer and debater on the C-Span television network. Prof. Bell is currently at work upon a new book-length micro-history. The project is titled 'The Blackest Market: Kidnapping, Slavery and Salvation."

$15.00

Richard Bell, PhD, Historian

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1181

Mon, Oct. 15, 2018 @ 12:30 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, flexibility and balance 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 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1182

Mon, Oct. 15, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga
 

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             1:30 PM to 2:30 PM             Sep 10, 17, 24    Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  - No class Oct 8

13 Sessions         $117                                       Nov 5, 19, 26     Dec 3, 10, 17  -  No class Nov 12

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1183

Tue, Oct. 16, 2018 @ 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 11, 18, 25

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30    Nov 6, 13, 20, 27     Dec 4, 11, 18

$135.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1172

Tue, Oct. 16, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
The Art of Deception: Art Fakes and Forgeries
 

Did you know an art forger painted a forgery in court and it saved him from the gallows? In this class we will explore the dark side of the art world, the fascinating realm of fakes and forgeries. We will begin in ancient Rome and travel to the present.  We will discuss the many fascinating, fabulous, devious, ingenious and nefarious art frauds and fake scandals throughout the centuries.  We will learn how they did it, how they got away with it and how they got caught.  We will look many of the originals and fakes and compare them ourselves and see if we can spot the fake versus the original.  We will look at the various techniques that art investigators use to detect fakes and forgeries both through connoisseurship as well as the various scientific methods available to them. We will  discuss the remedies available to a collector who buys a fake and finally we will look at how new technologies might be used to create the ultimate forgery. 

Joshua Kaufman, Attorney Specializing in  Art, Copyright and Licensing

Tuesday               1:30 PM to 3:00 PM         Oct 16

1 Session             $15

Joshua Kaufman

For the past 18 years Joshua has been an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at American University where he has taught Entertainment Law and Art Law. He established two nonprofit organizations, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, D.C. and the Society to Prevent Trade and Stolen Art. Joshua was a founding member of the D.C. Bar Sections on Art, Entertainment & Sports Law and Computer Law. He served on the Steering Committee of the Copyright Society of the United States (Washington, D.C. Chapter). He is General Counsel to the Art Copyright Coalition and international organization dedicated to the enforcement of the rights of the creative arts community.

Joshua sits on the boards of two nonprofits: the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, one of the nation's preeminent organizations providing independent housing opportunities for disabled citizens; and Learning Matters an Emmy Award nominated and Peabody Award winning TV production company focusing on educational matters.

$15.00

Joshua Kaufman

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1184

Wed, Oct. 17, 2018 @ 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 12, 19, 26

15 Sessions         $135    Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    Nov 7, 14, 21, 28     Dec 5, 12, 19

$135.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1206

Wed, Oct. 17, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Anti-Americanism and U.S. Foreign Relations
 

Many Americans see a hostile world plagued by “anti-Americanism” that seems to be growing in the Trump era. Experts in and out of government have explained that “anti-Americanism” comes from foreigners who dislike America’s modern society and democratic nature or envy its great wealth and power. Friedman challenges the conventional wisdom, revealing on the basis of research in nine countries how the concept of “anti-Americanism” has been misused for more than 200 years to stifle domestic dissent and dismiss foreign criticism, from the War of 1812 to the Cold War, from Vietnam to Iraq. The world does not hate the United States; on the contrary, Americans’ unique obsession with the notion of “anti-Americanism” leads them to misunderstand the world, leading to policy failures and producing negative consequences for the country.   

Dr Max Friedman, Professor of History Specializing in 20th Century U.S. Foreign Relations, Author

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

1 Session             $15


Dr Max Friedman

Max Paul Friedman specializes in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations. A graduate of Oberlin College and U.C. Berkeley, he was a Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow and has taught at Boulder, Buenos Aires, Tallahassee, and Cologne. His first book, Nazis and Good Neighbors: The United States Campaign against the Germans of Latin America in World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2003) won the Herbert Hoover Prize in U.S. History and the A.B. Thomas Prize in Latin American Studies. He co-edited, with Padraic Kenney, Partisan Histories: The Past in Contemporary Global Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). His most recent book is Rethinking Anti-Americanism: The History of an Exceptional Concept in American Foreign Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2012). The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations awarded him the Bernath Article Prize and Bernath Lecture Prize for his scholarship published in journals specializing in diplomatic, intellectual, social, and cultural history. He is a 2013-14 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and 2014 American University Scholar/Teacher of the Year.

 

 

         

$15.00

Dr Max Friedman

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1207

Wed, Oct. 17, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Birth, Growth and Future of a Special Collection: The Vatican Library
 

The presentation will introduce the audience, through a historical survey, to some of the most famous and fascinating ancient and modern artifacts held and preserved by the Vatican Library (manuscripts, printed books, coins and medals, prints, photos, from the 3rd century BC until the 20th century) other than presenting the various sections and projects of the Library dealing with conservation, diffusion and growth of the holdings.   

Massimo Ceresa, PhD, Professor of History, Retired Vatican Librarian

Wednesday       1:00 PM to 2:30 PM        Oct 17

1 Session             $15

Dr. Massimo Ceresa