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1515

Wed, May. 27, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
The Black Treason of Benedict Arnold
 

Benedict Arnold is the most famous turncoat in American history. He was a skilled officer in George Washington’s Continental Army, a general who led patriot forces to several important victories over the British, including the capture of Fort Ticonderoga. But while in command at West Point in 1780, Arnold began secretly communicating with British intelligence agents, giving them insider information, not just about the fort and its defenses, but about American strategy for the war. When patriot militia captured a British spy named John André, they discovered Arnold’s treachery—Alexander Hamilton said it was “the blackest treason” he could imagine. A manhunt ensued, but Arnold escaped and later returned to the field of battle, now wearing a British uniform. This talk reconstructs the life and times of Benedict Arnold, the reasons for this treason, and the larger problems of betrayal and desertion that dogged the Continental Army throughout the war.  

Richard Bell, PhD, Professor of History, Author 

Wednesday        10:30 AM to 12:00 PM           May 27 

1 Session             $15

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.  

$15.00

Richard Bell, PhD, Historian

Zoom Online Class

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1490

Thu, May. 28, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
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.With lots of handouts too.

 

 

Class 1-Getting Started in Genealogy-Lecture

Class 2-US Census Research -Lecture

Class 3-Research Using FamilySearch.org -Lecture

Class 4-We will be Using Subscription Websites

The Family History Center -Lecture

Class 5-Research Beyond the Internet -Lecture-

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

Thursdays    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM  May 14, 21, 28  June 4, 11  (This is a change from the published catalog)                

5 Sessions      $75

    This is an Online Class - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with instructions on how to attend the Webinar   

$75.00

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1460

Thu, May. 28, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
Poster Art of Theatre: Cabaret, Music Hall, Burlesque
 

In European history, the end of the 19th century was retrospectively called La Belle Époque. It was a period of peace and prosperity amid the progress of science and culture. It was time when a genre of cabaret was rapidly growing, and the artistic poster reached the peak of its heyday. It was the cabaret posters that became the hallmark of La Belle Époque. Renowned artists - Jules Chéret, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Paul Colin, and Zig - created their best posters for the stars of this genre. Among them, Jane Avril , Aristide Bruant, Eugénie Buffet, Yvette Guilbert, Mistinguett, and Josephine Baker.  

Luba Sterlikova, PhD, Artist, Author, Art Curator 

Thursday             1:30 PM to 3:00 PM       May 28 

1 Session             $15

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.

$15.00

Luba Sterlikova

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Jun. 1, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Jun. 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

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            12:00 PM to 1:00 PM        June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                     July 6,13,20,27        Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

 

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1523

Tue, Jun. 2, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Kander & Ebb: Part II
 

Talk about creative. They discover Liza Minelli and then write a musical about the rise of the Nazi’s Who would imagine that these creative geniuses would add their layer of reinvention . Even more amazing is that most of their work when originally produced seemed so off center that it was often underappreciated. It took “Chicago” twenty years to be rediscovered and now considered one of the great Broadway masterpieces. Come enjoy the stories behind the work, the unusual songs they created and enjoy the fun a great music writing team created.

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer

Tuesday              10:30 AM to 12:00 PM             June 2

1 Session             $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive the link to join the webinar one day prior to the class

 

 

 

$20.00

Steve Friedman

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1516

Wed, Jun. 3, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Mt. Fuji in Japanese History
 

Mount Fuji has attracted Japanese artists and pilgrims for over a thousand years. In this lecture, we will examine the history of human influences on this dormant volcano and its dynamic role in Japanese history, including popular myths, Buddhist and Shinto pilgrimages, the growth of Tokyo, and its visual role in representing Japan during the turbulent fifty years of the Japanese empire and beyond.

Justin Jacobs, PhD, Professor and Historian of Modern China, Author

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

1 Session             $15

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.  

$15.00

Justin Jacobs, PhD, Author

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1461

Wed, Jun. 3, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
The Italian Renaissance in Venice
 

This lecture covers the achievements of Italian Renaissance in Venice. Oil painting became a popular medium, colors became more important than lines, and a genre of female nude became a possibility. Such Venetians as Giorgione, Titian, and Tintoretto took their place in history as some of the most celebrated painters of Italian Renaissance.  

Dr. Irina Stotland, Art Historian, Author

Wednesday        1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       June 3 

1 Session             $15

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.  

$15.00

Irina Stotland, PhD, Art Historian, Author

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1517

Thu, Jun. 4, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Andrew Johnson: The Worst President Ever?
 

 Was Andrew Johnson the worst president ever? In this lecture, Professor Michael Ross examines the troubled political career of the first president ever to be impeached by the House of Representatives, Andrew Johnson. Johnson was deeply insecure, racist, ill mannered, and prone to drink. His political instincts were usually wrong, and he confused stubbornness with strength. Yet in 1864 President Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, picked Johnson, a Democrat, as his running mate in order to demonstrate national unity during a close election and divisive war. Professor Ross will guide the audience through what happened after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln: Johnson’s disastrous plan for Reconstruction, his titanic struggles with Republicans in Congress, and his impeachment and trial. After assessing Johnson’s lasting impact on American race relations and the United States Constitution, Ross will put up for debate the question of whether Johnson was the worst president in American History, as some scholars claim. You’ll walk out with important historical perspective.

Michael Ross, PhD, Professor of History, Attorney, Author

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

1 Session             $15

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.   

$15.00

Michael Ross

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1490

Thu, Jun. 4, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
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.With lots of handouts too.

 

 

Class 1-Getting Started in Genealogy-Lecture

Class 2-US Census Research -Lecture

Class 3-Research Using FamilySearch.org -Lecture

Class 4-We will be Using Subscription Websites

The Family History Center -Lecture

Class 5-Research Beyond the Internet -Lecture-

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

Thursdays      10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     May 14, 21, 28    June 4, 11  (This is a change from the published catalog)                

5 Sessions      $75

    This is an Online Class - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with instructions on how to attend the Webinar   

$75.00

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1462

Thu, Jun. 4, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
Poster Art of Theater: High Emotions of Opera
 

Unlike the relatively young genres of operetta and cabaret, opera, wise with experience, did not rush to embrace the artistic poster. It took some time before the operas were advertised with bright and colorful affiches. Italian music score publishing company Casa Ricordi played an important role in establishing artistic opera posters. Under their wing, there was a group of outstanding poster artists, among them, Adolfo Hohenstein. Leopoldo Metlikovitz, Marcelo Dudovic, Leonetto Cappiello, Franz Laskoff, and Giovani Mataloni. In France, Eugène Grasset, Manuel Orazi, Georges Rochegrosse, and Pal created posters for the opera productions.  

Luba Sterlikova, PhD, Artist, Author, Art Curator 

Thursday             1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       June 4 

1 Session             $15

$15.00

Luba Sterlikova

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1469

Thu, Jun. 4, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
iPhone -Intermediate 2.0
 

This course is the next step for those interested in taking advantage of more of what the iPhone has to offer. We will cover built-in functions to increase efficiency, as well as how to find useful apps, how to best set up iCloud and other helpful tips. You will learn to master your iPhone’s camera and will get a better understanding of Maps and Navigation. Please bring your fully charged iPhone to class.

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

Thursday             3:00 PM to 4:30 PM       June 4

1 Session             $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.  

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1533

Mon, Jun. 8, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Jerome Robbins and His Musicals
 

One of the most creative and also one of the most difficult to work with Was Jerome Robbins. He was a tremendous ego maniac that had creativity always at the top of his personality, often at the damage of others he worked with. He was not known for his charm, but rather for his great genius. From his early work with Bernstein in ‘On the town” to his reinvention of dance in a musical in “West Side Story” to his creation of “Fiddler On The Roof” the genius was always present. Let’s sample together some of the great moments this great director choreographer gave us and enjoy the thrill of his work.

 

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer

Monday                10:30 AM to Noon       June 8 

1 Session              $20                                  This is the rescheduled class 1455/1530

$20.00

Steve Friedman

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Jun. 8, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Jun. 8, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

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            12:00 PM to 1:00 PM        June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                     July 6,13,20,27        Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1501

Tue, Jun. 9, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Discovering the Library’s Hidden Gems
 

Did you know that the public library has free streaming movies, free digital audiobooks, and even free laptops with wifi hotspots to check out? Did you know that you can get your Senior SmarTrip card at the library? What other hidden gems can you find at the local library? In this program, you will be introduced to a wide range of free resources within Montgomery County Public Libraries that are often not familiar to the public. 

Sarah Mecklenburg, Montgomery County Public Library Outreach Team

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

1 Session             FREE

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.                                 

$0.00

Sarah Mecklenburg

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1502

Tue, Jun. 9, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
The Supreme Court and Constitutional Values
 

The country is at a defining moment for the role of the U.S. Supreme Court. This is likely to be the most conservative court in more than 80 years. This lecture will examine what this conservative court may mean for constitutional rights and the role the justices play in shaping the values of  our democratic system. Stephen Wermiel is a professor of practice at American University Washington College of Law where he teaches courses on constitutional law, the First Amendment and the workings of the Supreme Court.

Stephen Wermiel, Attorney, Professor of Law 

Tuesday              1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       June 9

1 Session             $15

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.

$15.00

Stephen Wermiel

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1503

Wed, Jun. 10, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
What Can Downton Abbey Teach Us About British History
 

The popular success of the PBS period TV series “Downton Abbey” has not always been matched by its less favorable critical reception. As with other period costume dramas, scholars are often critical of historical inaccuracies and the tendency to view the past through nostalgic-tinted glasses. But “Downton Abbey” is much more than escapist fantasy. While its fashions and lavish interior decorations certainly appeal to viewers, we also can use the series to understand the social, political, and cultural life and values of early 20th Century Britain. This lecture will use the TV series (and the 2019 Downton Abbey movie) as a way to explore such topics as Edwardianism, the Great War, voting rights, the Roaring Twenties and the first sexual revolution,  among others. Lastly, why this series has had such international appeal and what it says about the 21st century (from the 2008 economic crash to Brexit to Americans’ fascination with British royalty) will be discussed.

Julie Taddeo, PhD, Professor of History, Author

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

1 Session             $15         

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.                                          

$15.00

Julie Tadeo, PhD

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1463

Wed, Jun. 10, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
Baroque Painting
 

This lecture focuses on an artistic movement, which originated in Italy during the 17th century. Baroque painting are characterized by theatricality, drama, saturated palette, and intense contrasts between light and dark. The most iconic painters of the Baroque are Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Velasquez, and Rubensrt of the United States: from the gently rolling countryside of Connecticut to the green hillsides and mountains of Vermont to the brilliant skies of the coastal islands off of Maine, so beautiful on a summer day. 

Dr. Irina Stotland, Art Historian, Author

Wednesday        1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       June 10  

1 Session             $15

$15.00

Irina Stotland, PhD, Art Historian, Author

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1504

Thu, Jun. 11, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
The Rise and Fall of Arms Control and Disarmament
 

Arms control and disarmament talks between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1963 to 1987 dominated the bilateral relationship between Washington and Moscow, and paved the way for the conciliation of relations in the 1980s, right up to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.  The dissolution of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in the 1990s compromised the national security process for arms control, and paved the way for the abrogation of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002 and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 2019.  The withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear accord led to an increase in U.S.-Iranian tensions in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf.  The discussion will include a summary of what needs to be done to revive the arms control and disarmament process.

Melvin Goodman, Retired CIA and State Department Analyst, Author

Thursday             10:30 AM to 12:00 PM  June 11 

1 Session             $20      

  This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.                           

$15.00

Melvin Goodman

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1490

Thu, Jun. 11, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
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.With lots of handouts too.

 

 

Class 1-Getting Started in Genealogy-Lecture

Class 2-US Census Research -Lecture

Class 3-Research Using FamilySearch.org -Lecture

Class 4-We will be Using Subscription Websites

The Family History Center -Lecture

Class 5-Research Beyond the Internet -Lecture-

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

Thursdays      10:30 AM       May 14, 21, 28    June 4, 11  (This is a change from the published catalog)                

5 Sessions      $75

    This is an Online Class - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with instructions on how to attend the Webinar   

$75.00

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1468

Thu, Jun. 11, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
Learn That App! - Audio and Digital Books
 

This is a series dedicated to learning about some of the most useful and exciting apps found in the iPhone app store. Each class will cover a new set of apps to help you take advantage of what your iPhone has to offer. In this class, we will focus on how to use the Audible app to listen to audiobooks, and where to find eBooks (digital books). Please download the Audible app from the app store. Please bring your fully charged iPhone to class. 

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor, Technology Expert

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

1 Session             $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.  

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1485

Sat, Jun. 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
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           7:00 PM to 8:30 PM          June 13, July 11

2 Sessions          $10 

This is an online class. You will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the Zoom webinar.        

$10.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Jun. 15, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Jun. 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

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            12:00 PM to 1:00 PM        June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                     July 6,13,20,27        Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1505

Mon, Jun. 15, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
The Future of the First Amendment
 

The First Amendment has long been thought to embody two core principles: that we as a society tolerate offensive speech because the alternative is government censorship; and that we are committed to separation of church and state. This lecture will explore the ways in which these principles are being challenged today and what lies ahead for free speech and religious freedom. Stephen Wermiel is a professor of practice at American University Washington College of Law where he teaches courses on constitutional law, the First Amendment and the workings of the Supreme Court.

Stephen Wermiel, Attorney, Professor of Law

Monday              1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       June 15    

1 Session             $15         

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.                       

$15.00

Stephen Wermiel

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1506

Tue, Jun. 16, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Jewish Text, from Scroll to Codex to Salvaged Survivors of Genocide
 

If Jews are the People of the Book, what are the books that have helped to make them a people?  Defining “book” in a broad sense, we trace the development and significance of the scrolls, codices, volumes, documents, scripts, and even scraps that are the products of 4,000 years of Jewish peoplehood.  Their stories go far beyond the texts themselves: they involve caves, goats, court disputes, bonfires fed by holy pages, sacred texts hidden from the Nazis by people who themselves would not survive, and even lead printing presses melted into bullets.  The relationship of a people and its culture to the written word has never been more fundamental, and has never been more poignant.

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

Tuesday              10:30 AM to 12:00 PM         June 16 

1 Session             $20   

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.                              

$20.00

Dr. Lauren Strauss, Professor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1535

Tue, Jun. 16, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
New Class: The Golden Age of Hollywood
 

 

From the late 1920s through the end of World War II, studios like MGM, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and RKO would dominate film production, not only in America but throughout the world. The reasons for Hollywood's success during this period are intriguing. Despite the economic problems posed by the Depression, the studios became virtual entertainment factories, with each studio producing more than 50 movies a year. The legacy of these years of frenzied activity are among the best-loved, and most significant films, ever made. This presentation will examine the forces that made Hollywood the giant of global film-making and the special nature of its achievements during its Golden Age, including discussions of studio politics and economics, the star system, and the nature of the movie-going experience. There will also be an analysis of why this period was so short-lived and of Hollywood's desperate attempts, beginning in the 1950s, to recapture its faded glory.

Brian Rose, Professor of Film and TV History

Tuesday         1:00 PM to 2:30 PM              June 16

1 Session       $15                                     This class is not in the published catalog

This is an online class. You will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the webinar.

$15.00

Brian Rose

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1507

Wed, Jun. 17, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Strange Elections - The Hidden Facts
 

We have had a lot of strange things happen in our Presidential elections.  For example, a sitting Justice of the Supreme Court once won the nomination for the President of the U.S. from a major party before he resigned from the Supreme Court, and he nearly won the presidency.   While the sons of two presidents also became president, the grandson of a president once became a president.   Celebrities such as America’s sweetheart, Mary Tyler Moore, Archie Bunker himself (actor Carroll O’Connor) and the nation’s most popular athlete at the time, Michael Jordon, actively campaigned for presidential candidates who lost.  If we abolish the electoral college, as many desire, and went to a popular vote only election, someone could be elected president without receiving any votes at all in 40 or more states.  These and many other interesting and other little known aspects of our elections will be reviewed by Jim Calderwood, who has studied presidential elections and frequently lectured on the subject.

James A. Calderwood, Attorney, Convention Delegate, Political Fund Raiser, Activist

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

1 Session             $15 

 This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.                                 

$15.00

James Calderwood

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1464

Thu, Jun. 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
Poster Art of Theater: The Art of Dance
 

Posters featuring the art of dance are always very attractive. The poster heritage allows the viewer not only to see the dance but also to feel it and reconnect with the performers of the past through the images they created. The posters tell us stories of romantic ballet of the 19th century, the revolutionary Ballets Russes, and the free dance of Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn.

Luba Sterlikova, PhD, Artist, Author, Art Curator 

Thursday             1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       June 18  

1 Session             $15

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.  

$15.00

Luba Sterlikova

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Jun. 22, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Jun. 22, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

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            12:00 PM to 1:00 PM        June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                     July 6,13,20,27        Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1465

Mon, Jun. 22, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
Milan: City of Art
 

Today Milan is known as a capital of fashion and design, a reputation that has been centuries in the making. Since Constantine the Great issued the Edict of Milan, declaring an end to religious persecution, the city has fostered the arts to satisfy its spiritual needs, urban exigencies, and political ambitions. The aim of this talk is to look at some of the remarkable moments in this history, from Early Christian art to Post-Modernism, from the stately Basilica of Sant’ Ambrogio to the daring towers by Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind. We will consider why Leonardo came to paint The Last Supper in Milan, who built La Scala, making the city a center of international opera, and how the Futurists, a group of restless artists in Italy’s emerging center of commerce, forced painting to represent the modern age. Milan is that rare city where history is the source of contemporary creativity.     

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

Monday              1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       June 22 

1 Session             $15

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.  

$15.00

Erich Keel, PhD, Author

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1536

Tue, Jun. 23, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
New Class: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
 

 

Alfred Hitchcock is probably the most famous film director who ever lived. For five decades, first in England, then in Hollywood, he made fifty-four films, including classics such as The Thirty-Nine Steps, Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho. Few filmmakers have been as popular, critically celebrated, and as influential. This presentation looks at his achievements as “the master of suspense,” and through dozens of film clips, examines some of his extraordinary techniques as a director.

Brian Rose, Professor of Film and TV History

Tuesday         1:00 PM to 2:30 PM              June 23

1 Session       $15                                     This class is not in the published catalog

This is an online class. You will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the webinar.

$15.00

Brian Rose

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1500

Wed, Jun. 24, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
James Angleton and the CIA’s Counterintelligence Wilderness of Mirrors
 

James Angleton, the CIA’s longtime and notorious spy hunter, is one of US intelligence’s most influential and divisive--and most misunderstood--figures.  He shaped CIA counterintelligence for better or worse from 1954 to 1974--nearly half of the Agency’s Cold War existence--and his eccentricities and excesses have been widely portrayed as exemplifying how not to conduct counterintelligence. Described in dozens of books, articles, and films, Angleton’s real and perceived legacy still influences counterintelligence practices in the US government and public perceptions of the CIA. However, the lore about Angleton is more familiar than his ideas, accomplishments, and true shortcomings because much of what has been said about him is highly partisan, maligning or embellishing his career and mixing fact and fiction.  CIA Chief Historian David Robarge will discuss what we know, and what we think we know, about perhaps the Agency’s most compelling and caricatured figure, and what else we can reliably say until still unrevealed information about Angleton becomes available.

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

Wednesday              10:30 AM to 12:00 PM       June 24 

1 Session                  $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.  

$20.00

Davie Robarge, PhD

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1532

Thu, Jun. 25, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
The Sino-Russian-American Triangle
 

The speaker will explore U.S. diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union and China in the Nixon-Kissinger era to demonstrate the key role played by clever and successful U.S. diplomacy.  The past three years has witnessed the declining role of the United States in the triangle, which finds Washington at a huge disadvantage in bilateral relations with both China and Russia.  The speaker will offer reasons for the U.S. decline as well as prescriptions for U.S. efforts to improve its diplomatic and political standing. 

Melvin Goodman, PhD, Retired CIA and State Department Analyst, Author

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

1 Session              $20                                        (This is rescheduled class 1439, originally scheduled for Mar 26)

 

This is a online Zoom class - you will receive a link to the webinar one day prior to the class.

$20.00

Melvin Goodman

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1520

Thu, Jun. 25, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
Rockville: A Pictorial History
 

As the seat of Montgomery County, Rockville has played significant roles in both our county’s and country’s history, as depicted in a newly-published pictorial history, ‘Images of America – Rockville’. For example, a year before there were Woodward and Bernstein at the Washington Post, Bob Woodward worked at the Montgomery County Sentinel in Rockville; he teamed with a different reporter and their work caused quite a stir locally--of course, not as big as Watergate. In a lavishly illustrated presentation, Ralph Buglass (the book’s coauthor, with the city’s historical preservation organization Peerless Rockville) will provide glimpses of the city’s remarkable 250-year history through vintage photos. 

Ralph Buglass, Historian, Docent, Lecturer

Thursday              1:00 PM to 2:30 PM       June 25

1 Session             $10

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.  

$10.00

Ralph Buglass, Historian

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Jun. 29, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Jun. 29, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

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            12:00 PM to 1:00 PM        June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                     July 6,13,20,27        Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1537

Tue, Jun. 30, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
A History of Movie Comedy from Charlie Chaplin to Mel Brooks
 

Since the beginning of motion pictures, making audiences laugh has been one of film industry’s chief box office attractions. Skilled acrobatic comedians like Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Charlie Chaplin were enormously popular in the silent era, as were their more verbally dexterous talking picture successors the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields. Comedy exploded once movies could talk, from screwball to romance to social satire to musicals, and in recent decades dozens of new variations have appeared from over-the-top dark comedy to gross-out teen comedy. This survey will look at the major highlights of screen comedy over the last 125 years, illustrated with more than 40 examples from Hollywood’s funniest films.

Brian Rose, Professor of Film and TV History

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

1 Session       $15                                     This class is not in the published catalog

This is an online class. You will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the webinar.

$15.00

Brian Rose

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1534

Wed, Jul. 1, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
How Hamilton Remixes History and Showbiz
 

 

Even in quarantine, America has Hamilton-mania! With Disney+ streaming the original show this July, everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical 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 talk, which is aimed at people who know the soundtrack or who’ve seen the show, University of Maryland historian Dr. 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 gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United Sates and about why all 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 History, Author 

Wednesday        10:30 AM to 12:00 PM           July 1

1 Session             $15

$15.00

Richard Bell, PhD, Historian

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Jul. 6, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Jul. 6, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

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            12:00 PM to 1:00 PM        June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                     July 6,13,20,27        Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1485

Sat, Jul. 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
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           7:00 PM to 8:30 PM          June 13, July 11

2 Sessions          $10 

This is an online class. You will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the Zoom webinar.        

$10.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Jul. 13, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Jul. 13, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

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            12:00 PM to 1:00 PM        June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                     July 6,13,20,27        Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Jul. 20, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Jul. 20, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

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            12:00 PM to 1:00 PM        June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                     July 6,13,20,27        Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Jul. 27, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Jul. 27, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

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            12:00 PM to 1:00 PM        June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                     July 6,13,20,27        Aug 3,10

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1478

Mon, Aug. 3, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health - Beginners Class (M2)
 

At any age you can learn and become proficient in Tai-Chi, an ancient form of meditative exercise originated in China.  Tai-Chi is recognized by slow and energizing movements practiced by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain good health. Classes begin with Qigong to improve the body’s energy flow by using the mind to guide our thinking as we move from one point to the next point. Gentle breathing is always at the core of Qigong and Tai-Chi bringing relaxation as you move from one movement to the next.  Experience this powerful exercise, and improve balance, overall bodily wellness with an uplifting feeling of spiritual joy. 

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Mondays            10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     June 1,8,15,22,29    

11 Sessions         $110                                    July 6,13,20,27       Aug 3,10

$110.00

Glenn Moy, Tai-Chi Qigong Instructor

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1479

Mon, Aug. 3, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi & Health- Intermediate Class (M2)
 

This class is designed to improve the skills and knowledge learned in the Begin