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Wed, Feb. 20, 2019 @ 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       Jan 30  Feb 6,13,20,27

5 Sessions           $75    

$75.00

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1261

Thu, Feb. 21, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
History and Hamilton: the Musical
 

Washington has Hamilton-mania! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical was completely sold out at the Kennedy Center this summer. Everyone’s talking about this show and many of us have the triple-platinum cast album playing on repeat. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have even rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: the Musical puts center stage. In this morning program, aimed at people who’ve seen the show or know the soundtrack, historian Richard Bell explores this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. We’ll learn what this amazing musical got right and got wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United Sates and about why that matters. We will examine some of the choices Hamilton’s creators made to simplify, dramatize, and humanize the complicated events and stories on which the show is based. We will also talk about Hamilton’s cultural impact: what does its runaway success reveal about the stories we tell each other about who we are and about the nation we made.

Richard Bell, PhD, Professor of American History, Author 

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

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

 
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1229

Thu, Feb. 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Learn that App!
 

Learn That App!, a series dedicated to the specifics of the most popular and useful apps in the Apple app store. Each catalog we’ll cover a new set of apps to help you take advantage of what your iPhone has to offer. The upcoming class will focus on: E-Books, Photo Management & Parking. Please bring your fully charged Apple iPhone or iPad to class. 

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor, Technology Expert

Thursday             1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       Feb 21

1 Session             $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1236

Thu, Feb. 21, 2019 @ 1:55 PM
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors
 

Strength training has incredible benefits for everyone, and 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, resistance bands, tubing, exercise rings, 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       Jan 10,17,24,31      Feb 7,14,21,28

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

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1237

Thu, Feb. 21, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified 

Thursdays           3:00 PM to 4:00 PM       Jan 10,17,24,31       Feb 7,14,21,28

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

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1230

Thu, Feb. 21, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
iPhone -Beyond the Basics
 

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

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

Thursday             4:00 PM to 5:30 PM       Feb 21

1 Session             $20

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1231

Mon, Feb. 25, 2019 @ 10:30 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. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays           10:30 AM to 11:30 AM(This is a change from the catalog time)    

10 Sessions         $90                                        Jan 7,14,28    Feb 4,11,25    March 4,11,18,25    No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

              

$90.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1235

Mon, Feb. 25, 2019 @ 11:35 AM
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.  It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            11:35 AM to 12:35 PM (This is a change from the catalog day/time)

10 Sessions         $90                                         Jan 7,14,28       Feb 4,11,25      March 4,11,18,25     No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

$90.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1248

Mon, Feb. 25, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Reading Robert Frost
 

Winner of four Pulitzer Prizes and a Congressional Medal of Honor for Poetry, Robert Frost (1874-1963) is regarded by many readers today as a grandfatherly man who wrote simplistic poems about nature. However, Frost was a master of the lyric form of poetry, employing structure and rhyme in masterly fashion to reinforce the complex meanings of his poetry. His poems often begin with an intense focus on nature developed from his life-long study of the natural world in its beneficent and its terrifying identities. These poems then shift to deep psychological and philosophical contemplations that lead more to possibilities than answers. We will focus on a selection of Frost’s lyric poems derived from the following list: “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” “Design,” “Acquainted with the Night,” “Out, Out--” “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “The Tuft of Flowers,” “To Earthward,” and “Desert Places.” The added value of this course is that you will improve your ability to read poetry with attention to structure and rhyme, which will improve your enjoyment and appreciation of poetry in general.

Kim Moreland, Professor of Literature

Monday   (Corrected day)            1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       Feb 25

1 Session             $15 

Kim Moreland

Kim is a professor at the George Washington University and her current research focuses on American fiction of the modernist period. She has written extensively on Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and sheis now looking at Martha Gellhorn, whose fiction has been inappropriately neglected. Her theoretical approach is eclectic; she most often uses feminist theory, cultural studies, and psychobiography to interrogate literary texts, while recently employing trauma theory as well. She has a  Ph.D from Brown University.

Publications

The Medievalist Impulse in American Literature: Twain, Adams, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1996.

“Death by Drowning: Trauma Theory and Islands in the Stream.” Forthcoming in Hemingway and Cuba. Ed. Larry Grimes and Bickford Sylvester. Kent: Kent State UP, 2010.

“Hemingway and Women at the Front: Blowing up Bridges in The Fifth Column, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Other Works.” Forthcoming in Hemingway and War. Ed. James Meredith and Bickford Sylvester. Kent: Kent State UP, 2010.

“John Steinbeck of Monterey, American Knight.” Accepted for inclusion in Essays at John Steinbeck's Centenary. Ed. Susan Shillinglaw, Ruth Prigozy, and Robert DeMott. Book is currently under consideration by U of Alabama P.

“Teaching Gatsby as American Culture-Hero.” Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Ed. Jackson Bryer and Nancy Van Arsdale. New York: MLA P, 2009: 93-98.

“A Farewell to Arms, World War I, and the “stockyards at Chicago.” Teaching Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms.” Ed. Lisa Tyler. Kent: Kent State UP, 2008: 85-97.

“Bringing ‘Italianicity’ Home: Hemingway Returns to Oak Park.” In Hemingway’s Italy: New Perspectives. Ed. Rena Sanderson. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2006. 51-61.

“Music in The Great Gatsby and The Great Gatsby as Music.” In Literature and Musical Adaptation. Ed. Michael J. Meyer. New York and Amsterdam: Rodopi P, 2002. 29-45.

“To Have and Hold Not: Marie Morgan, Helen Gordon, and Dorothy Hollis.” In Hemingway and Women: Female Critics and the Female Voice. Ed. Lawrence Broer and Gloria Holland. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2002: 81-92.

“Hemingway's I-Lands in the Streams.” North Dakota Quarterly 68.2-3 (2001): 123-31.

 


$15.00

Kim Moreland

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1232

Mon, Feb. 25, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Mondays            1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       Jan 7,14,28               Feb 4,11,25

10 Sessions         $90                                          March 4,11,18,25      No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1233

Mon, Feb. 25, 2019 @ 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            2:35 PM to 3:35 PM       Jan 7,14,28                Feb 4,11,25

10 Sessions         $90                                          March 4,11,18,25       No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1266

Tue, Feb. 26, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Musical Biographies - Fact or Fiction: Part I
 

 

We all know that musicals have been written about the lives of famous people. Are the stories accurate? Was Fanny Brice really a girl of the lower east side? What was Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother really like? Or what about the Von Trapp’s or the King of Siam, to name just a few. This lecture will examine the real vs. the made up that has created interesting musical biographies.

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer                                

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

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
1234

Tue, Feb. 26, 2019 @ 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 8,15,22,29      Feb 5,12,19,26

12 Sessions           $108                                      March 5,12,19,26

$108.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1243

Wed, Feb. 27, 2019 @ 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       Jan 30  Feb 6,13,20,27

5 Sessions           $75    

$75.00

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1250

Thu, Feb. 28, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Victorian Women/Victorian Madness
 

Join Mike Bevel for a conversation about what madness and mental illness looked like for women in the nineteenth century. Using contemporary accounts from letters, diaries, newspaper articles -- as well as the lives of famous Victorians -- this presentation seeks to explore and explain the trope of the “Mad Woman in the Attic,” and how the asylum was used as a way to restrict and punish women who couldn’t conform to complicated Victorian standards of propriety and morality.

Michael Bevel, Lecturer in 19th Century English Literature

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

1 Session             $15  

Mike Bevel

Mike Bevel is a gifted and regionally recognized facilitator and expert in nineteenth century English literature. He has been the director of the Bethesda Library's Classics in Context program for the past 11 years, covering well-known writers as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and the Brontes, as well as lesser known writers as George Gissing, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Harriet Martineau. As a speaker, Mike has lectured on topics as wide-ranging as "The Making of Modern Morality" and "Charles Dickens: Mesmerist," as well as "Victorian Women and Victorian Madness" and "Lewis Carroll: The Beginning of Children's Literature." He has been asked to speak by The Jane Austen Society of North America, OASIS Lifelong Learning, The Victorian Society of North America, and the Bethesda Library. By day, Mike Bevel is the Director of Education for The Compliance Professionals Forum, a member site providing educational materials for those working within the financial services industry. He has the most handsome cat in the world.

                                   

$15.00

Michael Bevel

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1267

Thu, Feb. 28, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Musical Biographies - Fact or Fiction: Part II
 

We all know that musicals have been written about the lives of famous people. Are the stories accurate? Was Fanny Brice really a girl of the lower east side? What was Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother really like? Or what about the Von Trapp’s or the King of Siam, to name just a few. This lecture will examine the real vs. the made up that has created interesting musical biographies.

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer

Thursday             1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       Feb 28

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
1236

Thu, Feb. 28, 2019 @ 1:55 PM
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors
 

Strength training has incredible benefits for everyone, and 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, resistance bands, tubing, exercise rings, 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       Jan 10,17,24,31      Feb 7,14,21,28

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

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1237

Thu, Feb. 28, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified 

Thursdays           3:00 PM to 4:00 PM       Jan 10,17,24,31       Feb 7,14,21,28

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

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1251

Mon, Mar. 4, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Shooting in the Wild: Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom
 

Wildlife and nature films are a hugely popular entertainment genre. As cinematic technology brings ever more breathtaking images to the screen, and as our direct contact with nature diminishes, an ever-expanding audience craves the indirect experience of wild nature that these films provide. But this success also has a dark side involving sensationalism, extreme risk-taking, and even abuse in wildlife films. Film producer Chris Palmer will talk about all these issues. He’ll also show clips and describe the adventures and challenges involved in making films about wild and potentially dangerous animals.

Chris Palmer

Monday              10:30 AM to 12:00 PM  Mar 4

1 Session             $15

About Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer is a teacher, speaker, author, and environmental/wildlife film producer who has swum with dolphins and whales, come face-to-face with sharks and Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, and waded hip-deep through the Everglade swamps.

Until his retirement in 2018, Chris served on American University’s full-time faculty as Distinguished Film Producer in Residence. In 2004, he founded AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking at the School of Communication, which seeks to inspire a new generation of filmmakers and media experts to create informative, ethically sound, and entertaining work that makes a difference.

Chris serves as president of the MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation, which produces and funds IMAX films on conservation issues. MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s largest and most successful producer of IMAX films.

Over the past thirty years, Chris has spearheaded the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime time television and the IMAX film industry. His films have been broadcast on numerous channels, including Animal Planet, the Disney Channel, PBS, and TBS. His IMAX films include Whales, Wolves, Dolphins, Bears,Coral Reef Adventure, and Grand Canyon Adventure.

In the course of his career, he has worked with the likes of Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Jane Fonda, and Ted Turner.

 

$15.00

Chris Palmer

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1231

Mon, Mar. 4, 2019 @ 10:30 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. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays           10:30 AM to 11:30 AM(This is a change from the catalog time)    

10 Sessions         $90                                        Jan 7,14,28    Feb 4,11,25    March 4,11,18,25    No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

              

$90.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1235

Mon, Mar. 4, 2019 @ 11:35 AM
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.  It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            11:35 AM to 12:35 PM (This is a change from the catalog day/time)

10 Sessions         $90                                         Jan 7,14,28       Feb 4,11,25      March 4,11,18,25     No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

$90.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1225

Mon, Mar. 4, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Chagall, Kandinsky & Their Muses
 

Today Russians Chagall and Kandinsky are considered two giants of Modern Art, but what about the women who were instrumental in the development of these artists’ visions?  This program again inspired by the book Hidden in the Shadow of the Master, focuses first on the bond between Marc and Bella Chagall highlighting the painter’s celebration of their love in The Birthday and Lovers Above Vitebsk, plus a number of other works.   Yet Bella, an accomplished writer, was more than a muse, acting as Chagall’s major critic, providing artistic insight and guidance.  Then, the creative and romantic partnership of Kandinsky and fellow artist Gabriele Munter will be presented.  Centering on the beautiful mountain landscape of Murnau, outside of Munich, where the two collaborated on what Kandinsky termed the Spiritual in Art, laying the foundation of the vibrant colors and expressive forms of non-objective painting. A body of work that Munter would later successfully hide from the Nazis during World War II.

Joan Hart, Art Historian

Monday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       Mar 4  (Rescheduled from Feb 20)

1 Session             $15

About Joan Hart

 

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

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

$15.00

Joan Hart

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1232

Mon, Mar. 4, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Mondays            1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       Jan 7,14,28               Feb 4,11,25

10 Sessions         $90                                          March 4,11,18,25      No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1233

Mon, Mar. 4, 2019 @ 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            2:35 PM to 3:35 PM       Jan 7,14,28                Feb 4,11,25

10 Sessions         $90                                          March 4,11,18,25       No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1262

Tue, Mar. 5, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote
 

The Woman Suffrage Procession of March 3, 1913, was the first civil rights march to use the nation’s capital as a backdrop. Despite 60 years of relentless campaigning by suffrage organizations, by 1913 just 6 states allowed women to vote. Then suffragist Alice Paul came to Washington, D.C. Paul planned a grand spectacle on Pennsylvania Avenue the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration—marking the beginning of a more aggressive strategy on the part of the suffrage movement. Riding atop a white horse in a flowing white cape and gold crown, lawyer and activist Inez Milholland led more than 5,000 suffragists and supporters down the city’s major ceremonial avenue. The parade also marked the beginning of more aggressive tactics to gain the vote. Their strategies finally led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Join author Rebecca Boggs Roberts, author of Suffragists in Washington, D.C., as she traces the heroic struggle of Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party as they worked to earn the vote. 

Rebecca Boggs Roberts, Author, Smithsonian Associates Program Coordinator

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

1 Session             $15

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Rebecca Boggs Roberts, daughter of Steve and Cokie Roberts, has been many things including, but not limited to, journalist, producer, tour guide, forensic anthropologist, event planner, political consultant, jazz singer, and radio talk show host. Currently, she is a program coordinator for Smithsonian Associates, where she has made it a personal mission to highlight the history of our capitol city. Roberts lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, three sons, and a big fat dog.

$15.00

Rebecca Boggs Roberts, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1234

Tue, Mar. 5, 2019 @ 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 8,15,22,29      Feb 5,12,19,26

12 Sessions           $108                                      March 5,12,19,26

$108.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1247

Wed, Mar. 6, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Hate Crimes
 

Hate crimes are crimes that can be proven to have been motivated by racial, religious or other forms of prejudice. Join John McCarthy - State’s Attorney For Montgomery County in his discussion of local and national trends regarding hate crimes, and what can be done to reduce their number.

John McCarthy, States Attorney for Montgomery County

Wednesday        10:30 AM to 12:00 PM  Feb 20  (This class will be rescheduled)

1 Session             $15 

About John McCarthy

John joined the State's Attorney's Office for Prince George's County in 1980 and eighteen months later became a Public Defender in Montgomery County. John joined the State's Attorney's Office for Montgomery County in 1982. Before ascending to the position of State's Attorney in 2006, John served as Deputy State's Attorney in Montgomery County for ten years. Prior to that, John had headed every major trial division in the office.

 

$15.00

John McCarthy, Montgomery County States Attorney

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1263

Wed, Mar. 6, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
The Fight Over America’s Future: Political Divisions in the 1850’s
 

America grows increasingly polarized. Divisive rhetoric poisons political debate. Politicians with contrary positions are targeted for violence. A conservative Supreme Court rules to strip citizenship rights from a minority group. You’ve heard the phrase “History Repeats Itself,” right? This might sound like our current situation today, but it’s really the 1850’s. Join award-winning Professor Allen Pietrobon as he tells the story of what a politically divided America looked like in the 1850’s. Walk the muddy streets of Washington D.C. and eavesdrop on the dinner conversations of U.S. Congressmen as the Civil War approached. Learn what actions the U.S. Government and private citizens alike took as they argued over whether to expand slavery or end it. They say that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, so what can we learn today from America in the 1850’s? 

Dr Allen Pietrobon, Professor of History, Author

Wednesday        1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       Mar 6

1 Session             $15

Dr. 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
1252

Thu, Mar. 7, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Donald Trump and the World of Intelligence
 

Everything you wanted to know about the Central Intelligence Agency, but were afraid to ask.  Why did President Harry S. Truman create the CIA?  Why did Truman regret his decision?  What was the impact of covert action? Why did the CIA politicize intelligence to enable President George W. Bush to go to war against Iraq in 2003. And why was President Donald Trump so hostile toward the CIA and the intelligence community even before his inauguration?  Finally, what has been the impact of CIA Director Gina Haspel on the day-to-day maneuverings of the CIA?

Melvin Goodman, Retired CIA and State Department Analyst, Author

Thursday             10:30 AM to 12:00 PM  Mar 7

1 Session             $20

About Melvin Goodman

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

 

 

$20.00

Melvin Goodman

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1236

Thu, Mar. 7, 2019 @ 1:55 PM
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors
 

Strength training has incredible benefits for everyone, and 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, resistance bands, tubing, exercise rings, 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       Jan 10,17,24,31      Feb 7,14,21,28

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

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1237

Thu, Mar. 7, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified 

Thursdays           3:00 PM to 4:00 PM       Jan 10,17,24,31       Feb 7,14,21,28

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

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1253

Mon, Mar. 11, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Organizing, Enhancing and Sharing Your Digital Photos - A Demonstration
 

Do you have lots of digital photos still in your camera?  On your hard drive?  It’s really pretty easy to organize those photos and enhance them for inclusion in a variety of shared media - blogs, online albums, and photo books.  Rick will demonstrate the process in hopes of encouraging you to do something with those family and travel photos on your phone, computer, or camera.  If sufficient interest is generated, Rick will schedule and present a “hands-on class” to help you develop the skills needed to produce your own shared media.

Rick Hildenbrand, PhD

Monday              10:30 AM to 12:00 PM  Mar 11

1 Session             $15

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.

 

$15.00

Rick Hildenbrand

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1231

Mon, Mar. 11, 2019 @ 10:30 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. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays           10:30 AM to 11:30 AM(This is a change from the catalog time)    

10 Sessions         $90                                        Jan 7,14,28    Feb 4,11,25    March 4,11,18,25    No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

              

$90.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1235

Mon, Mar. 11, 2019 @ 11:35 AM
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.  It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            11:35 AM to 12:35 PM (This is a change from the catalog day/time)

10 Sessions         $90                                         Jan 7,14,28       Feb 4,11,25      March 4,11,18,25     No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

$90.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1226

Mon, Mar. 11, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Leonardo’s Lady with an Ermine: A Masterpiece in the Crosscurrents of History
 

Commissioned by Ludovico Sforza, Lady with an Ermine is a portrait of his 16-year old mistress, Cecilia Gallerani. Leonardo da Vinci, then in the employ of the Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, completed the painting ca. 1490. Today, Lady with an Ermine is the star “resident” of the National Museum, Krakow. It came into Polish possession when Prince Adam Czartorysky purchased it for his mother, founder of Poland’s first museum in the 18th century. The painting later suffered all the indignities that mark Polish history of the 19th and 20th centuries. This talk will trace the history of the commission of Lady with an Ermine as well as the painting’s theft by the Nazis and later rescue by Allied troops.   

Dr Erich Keel, Art Historian, Author, Former Kreeger Museum Director of Education

Monday              1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       Mar 11

1 Session             $15

 

About Erich Keel

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

$15.00

Erich Keel, PhD, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1232

Mon, Mar. 11, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Silver Sneakers Certified

Mondays            1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       Jan 7,14,28               Feb 4,11,25

10 Sessions         $90                                          March 4,11,18,25      No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

$90.00

Adrienne Hausman, Aromatherapist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1233

Mon, Mar. 11, 2019 @ 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            2:35 PM to 3:35 PM       Jan 7,14,28                Feb 4,11,25

10 Sessions         $90                                          March 4,11,18,25       No Class Jan 21 or Feb 18

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1255

Tue, Mar. 12, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
A History of DNA
 

Join John McCarthy - State’s Attorney For Montgomery County in his presentation of the first use of DNA in a criminal conviction, how DNA use has evolved in the past quarter-century -- including exoneration of people who had been convicted of very serious crimes -- and the recent use of DNA-based ancestry databases to help solve long-unsolved, high-profile cold cases.

John McCarthy, States Attorney for Montgomery County 

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

1 Session             $15       

About John McCarthy