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1082

Tue, Feb. 20, 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 to class. 

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

Tuesdays             12:30 PM to 1:30 PM       Jan 9,16,23,30      Feb 6,13,20,27      March 6,13,20,27

12 Sessions           $108              Class 1082

$108.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1106

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tells Its Own Story
 

 

Rock ‘n’ roll has always been self-aware, telling its own story through songs like Chuck Berry’s “Rock and Roll Music,” covered by The Beatles, The Beach Boys and many others, Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock,” Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock,” Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock,” even Billy Riley and His Little Green Men’s “Flying Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll.”  Meanwhile, other, mostly older artists were none too happy with the new music replacing them.  Kay Starr wed the new to the old in “Rock and Roll Waltz,” but Pearl Baily admitted “I Can’t Rock and Roll to Save My Soul” and Nat “King” Cole declared, “Mr. Cole Won’t Rock and Roll.” In 1956, Maddox Brothers and Sister Rose recorded “The Death of Rock and Roll,” but two years later, Danny and the Juniors proclaimed “Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay.”  And twenty years after that, Bob Seger declared “today’s music ain’t got the same soul” as that “Old Time Rock and Roll.”  As The Rolling Stones remind us, “It’s only rock and roll, but I like it”

Mark Sullivan, PhD, Popular Culture Scholar                                 

Tuesday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Feb 20

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1106

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan has long been a music collector geek. However, he eventually became interested in the role all of that pop music played in my life and the lives of others. So he started studying it a bit more formally, earning an MA in American Studies, with a specialty in popular culture, and a PhD in Public Communication. Eventually, he switched sides of the desk and began to teach about popular culture as well. He currently teaches Mass Media and Society at Towson University and Modern Popular Culture at Walden University. He has also taught various courses on the history of popular music at the Smithsonian Institution. He continues to fritter away his time and money on music and other forms of popular culture. But now it’s for research purposes.



$15.00

Mark Sullivan, PhD

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1101

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Illicit World of the Roaring Twenties:Money, Booze, Jazz, Gangsters & Flappers
 

 

The “Roaring Twenties” was one of the most iconic decades in modern American history. What exactly made it so vibrant? This lecture will explore the music, culture, lives and legends of the 1920s and look at how the radical changes brought forth during the decade continue to have an impact on America today. Join renowned story-teller and award-winning presenter Allen Pietrobon make history come to life with his narrative lectures.

Allen Pietrobon, Professor of American History, Author 

Wednesday       10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Feb 21

1 Session             $15                                    Class 1101

Allen Pietrobon

Allen's teaching and research subjects generally cover American history 1865-present, specializing in Cold War history, humanitarianism, peace activism, and American foreign policy. Since 2011 Allen has served as an Assistant Director of Research at American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute and has traveled to Hiroshima, Nagasaki and most recently, Chernobyl, to pursue his interest in the global history of nuclear weapons. Allen's current research explores early Cold War origins of "citizen diplomacy" by examining the impact that prominent American journalist, Norman Cousins, had on American public discourse and foreign policy during the early Cold War. Cousins and many other border crossing citizen diplomats sought to challenge orthodox American policies and also to propose new avenues towards peace and security. During the Cold War, various American citizens from diverse backgrounds, fed up with the pitfalls of contemporary U.S. policy, sought to spread their ideas through international travel and informal diplomacy. He received his Ph.D. in American History and Foreign Policy at American University, where he serves as an Assistant Director of Research at the Nuclear Studies Institute.

 

$15.00

Allen Pietrobon, Professor, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1083

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and 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      Jan 10,17,24,31   Feb 7,14,21,28   

12 Sessions         $108                Class 1083     March 7,14,21,28

$108.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1092

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Beginning Genealogy
 

Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the U.S. today. This course explains what information is available, how to access data and utilize that data in furthering family history research. There will be five classes, meeting weekly for two hours.

Class 1 - Getting Started in Genealogy - Lecture.

Class 2 - US Census Research - Lecture and workshop.

Class 3 - Research Using FamilySearch.org and Other Free Websites - Lecture and workshop.

Class 4 - Field Trip to the Family History Center (FHC) in Kensington. MD. - Lecture and workshop.

Class 5 - Research Beyond the Internet - Lecture and workshop.

Students are encouraged to attend all the classes because they will build on each other and “homework” assignments from one class will be used in the workshops for the following class.   

Lorraine Minor, Montgomery County Historical Society 

Wednesdays     1:00 PM to 3:00 PM         Feb 21,28     Mar 14,21,28              

5 Sessions           $75           Class 1092          No Class Mar 7

0 openings available

$75.00

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1086

Sat, Feb. 24, 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    Jan 13, Feb 24, Mar 24

3 Sessions           $15               Class 1086

$15.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1065

Mon, Feb. 26, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Famous Illustrators as Artists
 

 

What’s the difference between an artist and an illustrator? Why does an artist choose to become an illustrator? Which famous artists have been illustrators? Which illustrations are worthy of art exhibits? What are other venues for illustrations besides children’s books? This course will explore illustration as art form. We will discuss how illustration has evolved throughout history as we focus on illustrators such as: Norman Rockwell, Lewis Carroll, Maurice Sendak, N.C. Wyeth, Eric Carle, Maxfield Parrish, Chris van Allsburg, Tomie de Paola, Beatrix Potter and more.

Ann Wiker, Artist, Art Historian and Educator

Monday               10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Feb 26

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1065

$15.00

Ann Wiker, Art Historian and Educator

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1102

Tue, Feb. 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Lenin, Hitler and Me
 

 

Vera Kochanowsky will present a talk about her father, Boris J. Kochanowsky (1905-1992) which will include readings from his recently published memoir, Lenin, Hitler, and Me. She will discuss the amazing autobiography of a man born to a life of wealth and privilege as the youngest son of a Siberian industrial tycoon. With the coming of the Russian Revolution, his charmed life is swept away, and he is thrust into a world of poverty and oppression. Relying solely on his wits, his optimism, and luck, he makes his way to Germany, where he becomes a successful mining engineer, despite the privations of the German depression. But then, in a single day, his secure position is lost, and he becomes a hunted man. Follow his five-year flight from Nazi persecution through Holland, Belgium, and France, as he strives to achieve his lifelong dream--to reach the US. Confronted with desperate and terrifying circumstances--both in revolutionary Russia and Nazi Germany--Boris J. Kochanowsky tells a story of loss and survival, of horror and heroism, of struggle and hope. 

Vera Kochanowsky, PhD, Author, Musician

Tuesday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Feb 27

1 Session             $15                                     Class 1102

Dr. Vera Kochanowsky

 

Dr. Vera Kochanowsky, founder and director of Carmina and Illuminare, is a professional harpsichordist and graduate of the Oberlin and New England Conservatories. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stanford University, where she specialized in the performance practices of the 17th and 18th centuries. Dr. Kochanowsky was also the recipient of a Fulbright grant for harpsichord and early music studies in Europe. Her teachers have included John Gibbons, Arthur Haas, George Houle, Alan Curtis and Gordon Murray. Active as a choral conductor, harpsichord soloist, chamber musician, and singer, Dr. Kochanowsky has performed with numerous Washington-area groups including the National Gallery Chamber Players, the Bach Sinfonia, Ensemble Gaudior, and the Washington Kantorei. The Washington Post praised her solo performance at the Phillips Collection as “a first-rate recital ... poised, pristine, luxuriant.” She has also made solo appearances at the National Gallery of Art and the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center (whose recitalist competition she won in 1995 and 2002). She has concertized extensively with harpsichordist Thomas MacCracken, and together they have released two CDs: Pour 2 clavecins and A Decade of Duos. Dr. Kochanowsky founded Carmina in 1997 and Illuminare in 2006. She teaches harpsichord, voice, and chamber music privately.

 

Vera prepared the manuscript for her father’s book, Lenin, Hitler, and Me, by Boris Kochanowsky, and she includes a foreword that affectionately describes her own remembrances of him. Overall, this is a moving memoir and a marvelous firsthand account of one of the most momentous eras in modern history.

 


$15.00

Vera Kochanowsky, Phd, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1107

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Gershwin’s
 

 

How does music that was written over 80 years ago still resonate as if it were written yesterday? George and Ira Gershwin reset the patterns of music and created a modern American sound that is still fresh and exciting today. In this lecture learn about the real lives and genius of the Gershwin’s, and the musicals that created some of our most beloved songs. Live song as a part of the presentation.

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer

Wednesday       10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Feb 28

1 Session             $20                                     Class 1107

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
1092

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Beginning Genealogy
 

Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the U.S. today. This course explains what information is available, how to access data and utilize that data in furthering family history research. There will be five classes, meeting weekly for two hours.

Class 1 - Getting Started in Genealogy - Lecture.

Class 2 - US Census Research - Lecture and workshop.

Class 3 - Research Using FamilySearch.org and Other Free Websites - Lecture and workshop.

Class 4 - Field Trip to the Family History Center (FHC) in Kensington. MD. - Lecture and workshop.

Class 5 - Research Beyond the Internet - Lecture and workshop.

Students are encouraged to attend all the classes because they will build on each other and “homework” assignments from one class will be used in the workshops for the following class.   

Lorraine Minor, Montgomery County Historical Society 

Wednesdays     1:00 PM to 3:00 PM         Feb 21,28     Mar 14,21,28              

5 Sessions           $75           Class 1092          No Class Mar 7

0 openings available

$75.00

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1066

Thu, Mar. 1, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Night Watch by Rembrandt
 

 

What kind of painting is this? Who are the people in it and what exactly are they doing? Whose idea was it and who paid for it? How did Rembrandt come to make it? What sources did he use and what ideas did he have? Why is it on display in the Rijksmuseum? How did it get its name? What have people thought about it down through time. Finally: What is the condition of the painting after all these centuries and is this still the painting Rembrandt left us? Join art historian Nora Hamerman discuss this famous painting.

Nora Hamerman, Art Historian, Author

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

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1066

$15.00

Nora Hamerman, Art Historian, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1073

Thu, Mar. 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Discover Facebook (B)
 

 

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

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

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

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1073

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1074

Thu, Mar. 1, 2018 @ 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         Mar 1

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1074

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1079

Mon, Mar. 5, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and 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      Jan 8,22,29    Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

10 Sessions         $90                   Class 1079      No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

2 openings available

$90.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1103

Mon, Mar. 5, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Rise of the Airplane: From the Wright Brothers to Lindberg
 

 

The airplane flown by Wilbur and Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk was the culmination of centuries of dreams and decades of gestation by geniuses and tinkerers alike. Its many roles came into full realization in the 1920s, culminating the epochal 1927 flight of Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic, which forever proved the airplane’s global influence. In a multimedia presentation, aviation expert Paul Glenshaw explores the scientific, cultural, and social contexts for the invention and rise of the airplane—how it changed the world, how the world changed it, and how a critical period early in the last century launched the wild ride we’ve been on ever since.  

Paul Glenshaw, Historian, Author, Director and Producer

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

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1103

Paul Glenshaw

Paul Glenshaw's lifelong passions over several disciplines all fuel the same goal: storytelling. His career covers classical drawing, aviation history, documentary filmmaking, STEM and STEAM education, exhibit design, and photography. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, he is currently a drawing instructor for both the Smithsonian's Associate program and the McLean Project for the Arts; a frequent contributor to the Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine; co-producer and co-writer of the PBS documentary Barnstorming; a commentator for NPR affiliate WYSO; STEM consultant to Jazz at Lincoln Center, and a frequent guest lecturer for the National Park Service, a variety of museums, and universities. His photographs have appeared in Flying, Aviation Week & Space Technology, and The Washington Post Magazine. His most recent drawing exhibit was in Washington, DC at Covington and Burling in 2014. He is the author of the upcoming play To Swing Through the Sky, commissioned by George Mason University. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. More at www.glenshawcreative.com

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$15.00

Paul Glenshaw, Historian, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1081

Mon, Mar. 5, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Mondays             2:35 PM to 3:35 PM         Jan 8,22,29           Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26 

10 Sessions           $90             Class 1081          No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1104

Tue, Mar. 6, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Three Sensational Events in the Lives of 19th Century Jewry
 

 

Even as the Western world edged toward modernity in the nineteenth century, some of the most insidious themes of medieval society persisted in attitudes toward the Jews in Europe and beyond.  Some individual Jews caught in extraordinary circumstances became the “canary in the coal mine,” leading to revolutionary change.  Three of the most notorious – yet fascinating – stories of the century feature individual Jews, with stories that transfixed people across the world. These cases include the Damascus Affair (1840) in which Syrian Jewish leaders were accused of murder, leading to their imprisonment and torture, the heartbreaking Mortara Affair (1858) which began with the kidnapping of a six-year-old Italian Jewish boy by the Catholic Church and became an international cause célèbre, and the world-famous Dreyfus Affair (1890s), in which the arrest of a Jewish officer in the French military virtually split fin-de-siècle France in two factions – with reverberations from this case still apparent today.  This illustrated lecture broaches themes that reach far beyond each case: we explore the nature of political conspiracy, the struggle between religious and secular rule in Europe, and the birth of political cartooning in mass media.  

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

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

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1104

 

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
1075

Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 @ 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         Mar 8

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1075

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1076

Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 @ 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         Mar 8

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1076

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1079

Mon, Mar. 12, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and 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      Jan 8,22,29    Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

10 Sessions         $90                   Class 1079      No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

2 openings available

$90.00

Adrienne Hausman, Aromatherapist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1067

Mon, Mar. 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Visions of Art Nouveau - A Journey to Barcelona and Prague
 

 

Take a special tour of 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, these cities were transformed by the visions of some of its greatest artists. In Barcelona, for example, Antoni Gaudi’s incomparable structures still dominate the city scape, including Sagrada Cathedral, private mansions, and Guell Park, an amusement park that delights both Barcelonans and tourists. We’ll also be exploring the works of other architects as well as the paintings of the young Picasso and contemporary painters. Then onto Prague, basically untouched by two world wars, is graced with block after block of colorfully designed Art Nouveau apartment buildings, performing arts centers, as well as a former department store now a museum with a perfectly preserved tea room.  Plus the increasingly popular works of Alphonse Mucha, who has become Prague’s favorite painter and graphic artist.

Joan Hart, Art Historian

Monday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Mar 12

1 Session             $15                                       Class 1067

$15.00

Joan Hart

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1081

Mon, Mar. 12, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Mondays             2:35 PM to 3:35 PM         Jan 8,22,29           Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26 

10 Sessions           $90             Class 1081          No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1093

Tue, Mar. 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
The Top Ten Supreme Court Cases Affecting Women
 

 

The U.S. Supreme Court has played a major role in shaping women’s rights from earlier decisions denying basic rights to women to later ones granting rights to women.  This lecture provides a historical analysis of the top Supreme Court cases affecting women in the areas of civil rights, education, health care, political rights and other areas.  From historical landmark decisions to lesser known ones, women have been at the forefront of advancing rights for women and all Americans.  The lecture will tell the often untold stories of the women behind these cases and what led to their courageous legal battles.  Attendees will leave with an understanding of how far women have advanced over the last three centuries and the Supreme Court’s role.

Debbie Hines, Attorney 

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

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1093           

 

 

Debbie Hines

 

Washington, DC based Debbie Hines is a practicing trial attorney and former Baltimore prosecutor who maintains a boutique law practice focused on civil and criminal law. She started her career in Baltimore as a prosecutor where she tried homicides, attempted murders, rapes, burglaries, robberies, narcotics and economic crimes before juries and participated in Grand Jury investigations.

 

 

Debbie frequently appears in the media as a legal commentator and legal analyst addressing high profile legal cases, Supreme Court cases and various legal/political issues on Al Jazeera, MSNBC, BET News, BBC, CBS News, C-Span, CCTV, Fox 5 DC News (“WTTG”), NPR affiliates, PBS, RT America and TV One among others.  Her ability to succinctly explain and simplify complex legal issues comes from her vast jury trial and court room experience. Hines’ Op-Eds have appeared in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Afro American and Huffington Post. She was featured in Essence Magazine, April, 2014.

 

In 2009, Debbie launched Legal Speaks.com, a progressive legal and political blog where she addresses legal and political issues often on crime, gender and race. As a social media expert, she frequently addresses issues on criminal laws, high profile cases, voting laws, gun laws, Supreme Court cases often at the intersection of race and crime. She also writes articles for the Huffington PostWomen’s Media Center and other sites. Hines speaks before churches, colleges, schools, community groups and conventions on issues on social justice as an advocate for social change.

              

 

$15.00

Debbie Hines, Attorney

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1094

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
CIA and the Presidents: The Agency’s Changing Relationships with the White House
 

 

Former Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms once said that “You only work for one President at a time.”  His remark encapsulates the CIA’s widely varying relationships with the White House since its establishment in 1947 and the fact that the Agency depends on the Presidents it serves not only for its missions but its political survival.  CIA’s ties to the Presidents have differed widely over the years:  sometimes they have been close or cordial but at other times strained or non-existent.  The Agency’s leaders have tried many ways to maintain their relevance and influence with Presidents with a mixed record of success.  CIA Chief Historian David Robarge will discuss how the Agency’s dealings with the White House have changed through administrations and how Presidents’ attitudes and experience with intelligence and their foreign policy agendas affect the relationship.

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

Wednesday       10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Mar 14

1 Session             $15                                     Class 1094


 

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
1108

Thu, Mar. 15, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Musicals to Make Sure My Grandchildren See
 

So you want to leave a legacy of musical theatre for your grandchildren, How to start?  Creating a love of theatre is a wonderful gift. There are accessible musical masterpieces that every grand parent should introduce their grandchildren to. Is “South Pacific” irrelevant? Why does “Chorus Line” need to be seen? This lecture will examine a ”to go to List” so that inspiration for a younger audience can be attained.  They will be the lucky beneficiaries.

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer

Thursday             10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Mar 15

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1108

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
1079

Mon, Mar. 19, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and 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      Jan 8,22,29    Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

10 Sessions         $90                   Class 1079      No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

2 openings available

$90.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1077

Mon, Mar. 19, 2018 @ 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 9.0 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.

 

Gary Cahn, Computer Instructor

Mondays             10:00 AM to 12:00 PM    Mar 19,26

2 Sessions           $45                                       Class 1077

 

$45.00

Gary Cahn

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1078

Mon, Mar. 19, 2018 @ 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. Limit: 9  

Gary Cahn, Computer Instructor

Monday               12:30 PM to 3:30 PM       Mar 19

1 Session             $40                                       Class 1078

$40.00

Gary Cahn

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1068

Mon, Mar. 19, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Prague: Capital of Cubism?
 

 

Prague is a writer’s city. Think of Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, or Václav Havel, just to name a few. Less known but just as momentous is Prague’s contribution to the visual arts. It is the only city where Cubism, first developed by Braque and Picasso, was eagerly received and turned into a veritable movement that left indelible marks between 1910 and 1925. In this talk we will explore how Cubism “traveled” from Paris to Prague and how it was transformed by young Czech intellectuals in such ways that it became the “voice” for an entire generation of painters, sculptors, architects and designers of furniture, posters, and book illustrations. Paris may have invented Cubism but it is in Prague where the style truly flourished. 

Erich Keel

Monday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Mar 19

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1068

$15.00

Erich Keel, PhD, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1095

Tue, Mar. 20, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
“Trouble Is My Business”: The Private Eye from Pulp Fiction to Movies and TV
 

 

The mythic American Private Eye was created by Carroll John Daly and real life private investigator Dashiell Hammett in the pages of the pulp magazine Black Mask.  Short stories became hard-boiled novels like Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, featuring Sam Spade, and Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep, with Philip Marlowe, which both became classic films noir.  Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer dominated the bestseller list from the late 1940s into the 1960s, adapting to film, radio and TV, where he was joined by Peter Gunn and the detectives at 77 Sunset Strip, and later Mannix, The Rockford Files and Magnum PI.  In the 1970s, the image of the private eye was de- and reconstructed in neo-noirs like Chinatown, Night Moves and The Long Goodbye. At the same time, a private eye revival began in novels by Robert B. Parker, Lawrence Block, James Crumley, Sue Grafton and real life private investigator Joe Gores.  Let’s take a walk down those mean streets.

Mark Sullivan, PhD, Popular Culture Scholar

Tuesday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Mar 20 

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1095


Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan has long been a music collector geek. However, he eventually became interested in the role all of that pop music played in my life and the lives of others. So he started studying it a bit more formally, earning an MA in American Studies, with a specialty in popular culture, and a PhD in Public Communication. Eventually, he switched sides of the desk and began to teach about popular culture as well. He currently teaches Mass Media and Society at Towson University and Modern Popular Culture at Walden University. He has also taught various courses on the history of popular music at the Smithsonian Institution. He continues to fritter away his time and money on music and other forms of popular culture. But now it’s for research purposes.

 

$15.00

Mark Sullivan, PhD

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1096

Thu, Mar. 22, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Donald Trump and North Korea: What’s Next?
 

 

This lecture will discuss the background of the Korean crisis; the impact of the Korean War in the 1950s; the state of North Korea’s military arsenal; the military and diplomatic options available to the United States; and the role of Donald Trump’s military advisers in the context of crisis management. Join Melvin Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University for a lecture and discussion on this very relevant topic.

Melvin Goodman, Former CIA Analyst, Author, Professor.

Thursday             10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Mar 22 

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1096

Melvin A. 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
1086

Sat, Mar. 24, 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    Jan 13, Feb 24, Mar 24

3 Sessions           $15               Class 1086

$15.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1079

Mon, Mar. 26, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and 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      Jan 8,22,29    Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

10 Sessions         $90                   Class 1079      No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

2 openings available

$90.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1105

Mon, Mar. 26, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Washington’s Dupont Circle Neighborhood in the Guilded Age
 

 

During the Gilded Age, Dupont Circle was Washington’s undisputed center of wealth, power and status. Over twenty years, it evolved from small farms and an overrun city cemetery to a community of grand homes for society’s elite. Residents included future president William Taft, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, newspaper publisher Cissy Patterson and many more. From the intimate dinners and receptions of the Cave Dwellers to the lavish balls of Mary Townsend and others in the “smart set,” Dupont Circle marked each social season in the capital. Satirized in Mark Twain’s novel “The Gilded Age,” the nouveau riche lifestyle of Dupont Circle was fodder for newspaper celebrity gossip. Author Stephen Hansen brings to life the intriguing history of Washington’s famed Dupont Circle. 

Stephen Hanson, Author, Architectural Historian

Monday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Mar 26

1 Session             $15                                       Class 1105

Stephen A. Hansen

 

Stephen A. Hansen is a longtime resident of Washington, D.C. He is an architectural historian and historic preservation specialist, and author. He is principal at DC Historic Designs, LLC, in Washington, D.C. Previously, he worked for the National Park Service and as an archaeologist in and around the Washington area. He serves as a trustee of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City and sits on its historic preservation committee. John DeFerrari, a native Washingtonian with a lifelong passion for local history, pens the Streets of Washington blog and is the author of "Lost Washington, D.C." (The History Press, 2011) and "Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C." (The History Press, 2013). He has a master's degree in English literature from Harvard University and works for the federal government.

 

 

$15.00

Stephan Hanson, Author, Historian

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1109

Tue, Mar. 27, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
”Singular Sensations" - Creators of One (Or Two) Great Musicals
 

 

Richard Adler and Jerry Ross created two back-to-back mega hit musicals in the early 1950’s, “The Pajama Game” (1954) and “Damn Yankees (1955). But their partnership came to a sudden end in 1955 with the death of Ross at the young age of 29.  Adler went on to create other shows until his death in 2012 but never achieved the quality of his first two hit shows. Unlike Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne and their many partners who wrote music and lyrics for more than a 100 shows between them, Adler and Ross are only one prominent example of a number of Broadway creators who only created one or a few musicals each. But some of them are still among the best of the Golden Age of American Musicals such as singular hit shows “Finian’s Rainbow” (1947) by Burton Lane and E.Y.“Yip” Harburg; “Man of La Mancha” (1965), by Mitch Leigh and Joe Dorian; and “A Chorus Line” (1975) by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban.

Steve Klitzman, Professor and Aficionado of Broadway Music

Tuesday               1:30 PM to 3:00 PM         Mar 27

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1109


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
1063

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Tradition and Transformation: What is Jewish Art
 

 

Is “Jewish art” based on the identity of the artist or the art? Is it a matter of subject, style, symbol, purpose? Does the artist need to be consciously trying to make “Jewish” art? Does an artist who converts into or out of Judaism suddenly begin to make Jewish art or cease to make Jewish art? Against the background of these questions, our discussion will follow a long historical trajectory that moves from the Middle East to Europe, Asia, North Africa, and America as it searches for answers to these questions--which, in the end, we may not find, but the ride will be breathtaking! Join Art Historian Ori Soltes in this lecture and discussion about Jewish art.

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

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

1 Session             $20                                       Class 1063

Ori B Soltes

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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$20.00

Dr, Ori Soltes, Professor, Author

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! Tony award winner Gavin Creel (Cornelius Hackl) and Kate Baldwin (Irene Molly) are continuing  their roles with the musical with Ms. Peters and the Horace will be played by Tony Award winner Victor Garber.

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

$359.00

Steve Friedman

4805 Edgemoor Lane