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1029

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

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

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

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

$117.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1079

Mon, Jan. 8, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and Health – Beginners Class
 

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

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Mondays             9:30 AM to 10:30 AM      Jan 8,22,29    Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

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

$90.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1080

Mon, Jan. 8, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, 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 8,22,29          Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

10 Sessions         $90                Class 1080         No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1081

Mon, Jan. 8, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

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

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

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1082

Tue, Jan. 9, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class. 

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

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

12 Sessions           $108              Class 1082

$108.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1083

Wed, Jan. 10, 2018 @ 9:30 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. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays     9:30 AM to 10:30 AM      Jan 10,17,24,31   Feb 7,14,21,28   

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

$108.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1084

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (TH)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Thursdays           1:55 PM to 2:55 PM         Jan 11,18,25      Feb 1,8,15,22 

12 Sessions         $108             Class 1084         March 1,8,15,22,29

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1085

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, 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 11,18,25      Feb 1,8,15,22 

12 Sessions         $108            Class 1085          Feb 1,8,15,22      March 1,8,15,22,29

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1086

Sat, Jan. 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Diabetes Support Group
 

Our support group will provide a venue to meet others who have diabetes and share similar medical and physiological concerns. You will also learn about the latest updates about diabetes. It is facilitated by Maria Matas-Chamberlain, a registered nurse and diabetes educator who has taught diabetes patients to live better.

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

Saturdays            11:00 AM to 12:30 PM    Jan 13, Feb 24, Mar 24

3 Sessions           $15               Class 1086

$15.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1082

Tue, Jan. 16, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class. 

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

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

12 Sessions           $108              Class 1082

$108.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1083

Wed, Jan. 17, 2018 @ 9:30 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. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays     9:30 AM to 10:30 AM      Jan 10,17,24,31   Feb 7,14,21,28   

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

$108.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1084

Thu, Jan. 18, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (TH)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Thursdays           1:55 PM to 2:55 PM         Jan 11,18,25      Feb 1,8,15,22 

12 Sessions         $108             Class 1084         March 1,8,15,22,29

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1085

Thu, Jan. 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, 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 11,18,25      Feb 1,8,15,22 

12 Sessions         $108            Class 1085          Feb 1,8,15,22      March 1,8,15,22,29

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1079

Mon, Jan. 22, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and Health – Beginners Class
 

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

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Mondays             9:30 AM to 10:30 AM      Jan 8,22,29    Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

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

$90.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1060

Mon, Jan. 22, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Impact of Japanese Art on European Artists
 

 

The impact of Japanese art on European Artists— Japan’s opening to international trade in the 1850s created a huge interest in Japanese art and objects by collectors, designers, and artists. Western artists like Van Gogh, Monet and others were inspired by Japanese art and composition. This class will explore the art of Japan and its effect on the styles and trends in art history.

Ann Wiker, Artist, Art Historian and Educator

Monday               10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Jan 22  

1 Session             $15                                   Class 1060

Ann Wiker

Ann Wiker is the director of Art Exposure Inc. She has taught art studio, history and appreciation courses to students of all ages through the Hopkins and Towson State's OSHER Programs, York College, Roland Park Country School's Kaleidoscope program, Howard County Department of Parks and Recreation and Frederick County Public Schools. Ann has been published in various local media and works as an art consultant and as a painter.  She has a BA in Art History from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Art Education form Towson University.

$15.00

Ann Wiker, Art Historian and Educator

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1080

Mon, Jan. 22, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, 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 8,22,29          Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

10 Sessions         $90                Class 1080         No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1081

Mon, Jan. 22, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

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

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

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1087

Tue, Jan. 23, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Jews on the Move: Jewish Travel in the Modern World
 

 

The well-worn image of the Wandering Jew has long been seen as a negative commentary on the instability of Jewish existence, the result of exile and persecution, and a reality that leaves Jews vulnerable and alone.  But in today’s society, Jewish transience is more often a matter of choice.  It’s an affirmation of identity, a search for roots, and a chance to revel in the diversity and history of our world.  From twentieth century nostalgia for the Lower East Side and the Catskills, to youth trips visiting Israel and Poland, to retirees “returning” to Spain, Portugal, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic, the impetus for Jewish travel is often a blend of spiritual seeking, curiosity, and a search for roots in a vanished world. What is “authentic” and what is opportunistic? What does it mean to hold festivals and tours of Jewish culture in places that are not only devoid of Jewish communities, but which uprooted their long-time Jewish residents in the most barbaric ways possible?  Have trips to Israel become a substitute for Jewish religious commitment and knowledge, especially for younger people?  What do these trends say about the future of Jewish communal life?  In this class, we will encounter more questions than answers.    

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

Tuesday               10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Jan 23

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1087

Dr. Lauren B. Strauss

Dr. Lauren B. Strauss is a professor of modern Jewish history, specializing in American Jewish cultural and political history. She has taught for twenty years at universities in the Washington, D.C. area, especially at the George Washington University where she is a Visiting Scholar. She has also taught Jewish history and literature at the University of Maryland in College Park, and the American University in Washington, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, a Master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University, and a B.A. from Brandeis University. Dr. Strauss teaches courses on American Jewish politics, popular culture, and women’s history, and on Yiddish culture, post-Emancipation Jewish history, and modern Jewish travel. She is a frequent community lecturer and has taught many adult education classes in the D.C. area.

In 2012, Dr. Strauss was appointed Director of the Foundation for Jewish Studies, a non-profit organization that has provided Jewish adult education programs in the Washington area for over thirty years. She continues her teaching and lecturing while running the Foundation, which is based in Rockville, MD. She also served as an historical consultant for the 2004 Library of Congress exhibit “From Haven to Home,” celebrating the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in North America.

Dr. Strauss is co-editor of the book Mediating Modernity: Challenges and Trends in the Jewish Encounter with the Modern World (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2008). She is also the author of several articles in anthologies, academic journals, and encyclopedias, and is currently working on her book, Painting the Town Red: Jewish Visual Artists, Yiddish Culture, and Radical Politics in Interwar New York

$20.00

Dr. Lauren Strauss, Professor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1082

Tue, Jan. 23, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class. 

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

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

12 Sessions           $108              Class 1082

$108.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1083

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018 @ 9:30 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. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays     9:30 AM to 10:30 AM      Jan 10,17,24,31   Feb 7,14,21,28   

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

$108.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1097

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Scholars at War
 

 

Scholars and scientists have long characterized their work as representing the pursuit of a higher truth unbeholden to contemporary political affairs. This lecture will examine some of the more egregious betrayals of this ideal during the twentieth century, including: the eagerness of Ivy League archaeologists to serve as spies in the First World War; the Nazi use and abuse of science during the Second World War; the plundering of European archives by a Jewish scholar; and the rehabilitation of Nazi rocket scientists during the Cold War. 

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

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

1 Session             $15                                     Class 1097

Justin Jacobs

Justin Jacobs is a historian of modern China. His research concerns the northwestern Chinese borderlands, comparative Eurasian empires, and the historical politics of archaeological expeditions. His first book, Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016), analyzes strategies of Han rule in Xinjiang during the late Qing, Republican, and early Communist eras, including Nationalist efforts to represent Xinjiang from Taiwan after 1949. He is currently working on a new book project, “The Compensations of Plunder: Foreign Explorers in Modern China.” At AU, he teaches courses on modern China, East Asian civilization, Indiana Jones in History, and the Japanese Empire. He is an Assistant Professor Department of History at American University. He holds a PhD degree from PhD, University of California, San Diego.

 

 

$15.00

Justin Jacobs, PhD, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1069

Thu, Jan. 25, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Discover Facebook (A)
 

 

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

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

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

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1069

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1084

Thu, Jan. 25, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (TH)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Thursdays           1:55 PM to 2:55 PM         Jan 11,18,25      Feb 1,8,15,22 

12 Sessions         $108             Class 1084         March 1,8,15,22,29

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1085

Thu, Jan. 25, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, 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 11,18,25      Feb 1,8,15,22 

12 Sessions         $108            Class 1085          Feb 1,8,15,22      March 1,8,15,22,29

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1070

Thu, Jan. 25, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
Introduction to iPhone - Learning the Basics (A)
 

 

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

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

Thursday             4:00 PM to 5:30 PM         Jan 25

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1070

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1079

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and Health – Beginners Class
 

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

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Mondays             9:30 AM to 10:30 AM      Jan 8,22,29    Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

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

$90.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1088

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Small Boat and Cruising
 

 

This 90-minute presentation compares and contrasts the major components, such as cost, inclusions, exclusions and amenities of ocean vs. river/small-boat cruising around the world including Europe, North America and Asia. The presenter will use personal photographs from his own cruise experiences as well as some stock photos to illustrate the points made and to describe the river and small-boat cruising experience. If you are considering taking a cruise, this is presentation you should not miss.

Rick Hildenbrand, PhD

Monday               10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Jan 29                   

1 Session             Free                                     Class 1088                            

 

Rick Hildenbrand

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

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

 

$0.00

Rick Hildenbrand

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1098

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
How the 1960’s Shaped American Politics Today
 

 

We may not wear bell bottoms and tie-dye t-shirts anymore, and let’s not talk about what happened to our hair. But even though almost half a century has passed since the 1960s, it’s a decade that continues to reverberate in our society, politics, culture, and institutions to this very day. In many ways, America today is a product of the Sixties. From civil rights to feminism to gay liberation to the environmental movement to the silent majority, what started back then has shaped and influenced our country ever since. Before the Sixties, Americans trusted their government and their leaders; since the Sixties, we question almost everything they do. To many, the presidency of Barack Obama symbolized the liberation movements of the Sixties. But it’s also important to ask how the Sixties produced the presidency of Donald Trump. To understand America today, we must understand the lessons from the 1960s.

Leonard Steinhorn, Professor, Author

Monday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Jan 29

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1098

Leonard Steinhorn

Leonard Steinhorn is a professor of Public Communication and an affiliate professor of History. His expertise includes American politics, culture and media, strategic communication, the presidency, race relations, the 1960s, and recent American history. He is author of The Greater Generation: In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy, and co-author of By the Color of Our Skin: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of Race. He has published in books, journals, the Washington PostSalonNew York TimesPoliticoThe HillInternational Herald TribuneHuffington Post, and History News Network among others, and he is the founding editor of PunditWire, where political speechwriters comment on the news. Steinhorn was twice named AU Faculty Member of the Year, and he also was named Honors Professor of the Year in 2010. Since 2012 he has served as a political analyst for CBS News, and before that he was a political analyst for FOX-5 News in Washington, DC. Before joining the AU faculty, he spent 15 years as a political consultant and speechwriter. He holds degrees in BA History, Vassar College and MA History, Johns Hopkins University

 

 

$15.00

Leonard Steinhorn

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1080

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, 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 8,22,29          Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

10 Sessions         $90                Class 1080         No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1081

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018 @ 2:35 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (M)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

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

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

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1082

Tue, Jan. 30, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class. 

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

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

12 Sessions           $108              Class 1082

$108.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1061

Tue, Jan. 30, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
The Imperial Treasures - Part I: Architecture of St. Petersburg
 

 

Saint Petersburg was envisioned by Peter the Great as “Venice of the North” - the city of the canals. As the rulers changed so did the architecture of the city. These lectures move chronologically from the founding of St. Petersburg on the Baltic marshes to the Revolution and focuses on its most significant architectural landmarks. Palaces and churches, parks and squares will be presented within the context of history. The first lecture will trace the evolution from the more austere Petrine Baroque to the grandiose opulence of Elizabethan Baroque to the enlightened Neoclassicism of Catherine II. The second lecture will look at the urban landscape of St. Petersburg during the nineteenth century: from Russia’s victory over Napoleon and the Empire style of Alexander I to the Northern Moderne of Nicholas II. 

Irina Stotland, PhD, Art Historian, Author 

Tuesday               1:30 PM to 3:00 PM         Jan 30

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1061

$15.00

Irina Stotland, PhD, Art Historian, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1083

Wed, Jan. 31, 2018 @ 9:30 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. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays     9:30 AM to 10:30 AM      Jan 10,17,24,31   Feb 7,14,21,28   

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

$108.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1071

Thu, Feb. 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
iPad for Beginners - Learning the Basics
 

 

Would you like to be more comfortable with using your iPad? Then this is the class for you! iPad for beginners is designed to help you understand and navigate through the best features. You will learn how to use the calendar, internet, email, camera and a lot more. After class, the instructor will be available to answer any additional questions you may have. Please bring your fully charged iPad running iOS 9.0 or later        to class. 

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

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

1 Session             $20                                        Class 1071   

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Computer Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1084

Thu, Feb. 1, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Fit & Flow Yoga (TH)
 

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Thursdays           1:55 PM to 2:55 PM         Jan 11,18,25      Feb 1,8,15,22 

12 Sessions         $108             Class 1084         March 1,8,15,22,29

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1085

Thu, Feb. 1, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, 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 11,18,25      Feb 1,8,15,22 

12 Sessions         $108            Class 1085          Feb 1,8,15,22      March 1,8,15,22,29

$108.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1072

Thu, Feb. 1, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
iPhone - Beyond the Basics (A)
 

 

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 charged iPhone to class.

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

Thursday             4:00 PM to 5:30 PM         Feb 1

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1072

11 openings available

$20.00

Jason Vogel, Wireless Technology Expert

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1079

Mon, Feb. 5, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and Health – Beginners Class
 

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

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Mondays             9:30 AM to 10:30 AM      Jan 8,22,29    Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

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

$90.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1062

Mon, Feb. 5, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Monet and the Mediterranean: An Impressionist Journey to the Riviera and Beyond
 

 

Want to escape the winter snow and cold?  Take an art tour of the sparkling sea and luminous sunshine of the Mediterranean with master Impressionist Claude Monet. The artist’s special love was the Riviera, whether depicting the lush, palm tree gardens of Italy’s Bordighera or the dramatic beauty of the coast of Monaco and Antibes (near Nice). This program will highlight the numerous seascapes and landscapes inspired by this southern paradise, created during the decade of the 1880s. Plus we’ll finish with a side trip to Venice (on the Adriatic) where Monet captured the haunting atmosphere of this jewel of a city in 1908.

Joan Hart, Art Historian    

Monday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Feb 5

1 Session             $15                                        Class 1062

$15.00

Joan Hart

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1080

Mon, Feb. 5, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, 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 8,22,29          Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

10 Sessions         $90                Class 1080         No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1081

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

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

Gail Sander, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Group Exercise Instructor

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

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

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1089

Tue, Feb. 6, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Racial Disparities in Criminal Law: Then & Now
 

 

The class will discuss historical racial disparities in the criminal justice system directed towards African Americans over centuries and how this disparity affects Blacks today in the criminal justice system.  From the first known documented occurrence of criminal injustice in colonial times- pre-slavery to today’s occurrences of police brutality and mass incarceration, the lecture through storytelling, photos, poetry and film will explore the historical correlation of criminal injustices with today’s current climate of injustices. Join trial attorney and former prosecutor Debbie Hines discuss the continuing issues of racial injustice.

Debbie Hines, Attorney

Tuesday               1:00 PM to 2:30 PM         Feb 6

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1089


Debbie Hines

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

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

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

 

 

$15.00

Debbie Hines, Attorney

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1063

Wed, Feb. 7, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Tradition and Transformation: What is Jewish Art
 

 

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

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

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

1 Session             $20                                       Class 1063

$20.00

Dr, Ori Soltes, Professor, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1090

Thu, Feb. 8, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Year I was Peter the Great: A Young American in Soviet Russia
 

 

In 1956, Marvin Kalb was a young American diplomatic attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow—who would go on to become an award-winning diplomatic correspondent. He recalls this tumultuous year, and the years that brought him there, in a new memoir: The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956—Khrushchev, Stalin’s Ghost, and a Young American in Russia. Taken from the diary he kept during this momentous year, Kalb’s memoir is both a personal and historical journey that captures his experience as an American witnessing history take place. The Year I Was Peter the Great is an important look back at history, and the uncertainties, fears, and challenges of the early years of the Cold War.

Marvin Kalb, Author, Journalist, Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institute

Thursday             10:30 AM to 12:00 PM    Feb 8

1 Session             $20                                      Class 1090



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Marvin Kalb

 

The career of senior adviser Marvin Kalb spans three decades of award-winning reporting and commentary for CBS and NBC, including a turn as host of Meet the Press. He then served 25 years as founding director and Senior Fellow of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He also is the Edward R. Murrow Professor (Emeritus) at Harvard.

Marvin recently started the 20th season of The Kalb Report, a series of radio/tv forums on ethics and excellence in journalism. The series is produced jointly by the National Press Club, The George Washington University, the Shorenstein Center at Harvard, the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. The series is underwritten by a grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Marvin keeps his hand in news analysis with commentary for many news organizations, including NPR and Fox News and, most recently, as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. He is also a prolific author, having just finished his 15th book, “The Year I Was Peter the Great” (Brookings 2017), a look at how 1956 shaped Soviet Russia and Marvin's own career as a foreign correspondent. Other recent books include "Imperial Gamble" (Brookings 2015), on Russia's involvement in Crimea and Ukraine, and "The Road to War" (Brookings 2013), which examines how US presidents since World War II have changed how they commit the country to war.

 

$20.00

Marvin Kalb, Author, Journalist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1099

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
American History Through the Lens of Alcohol: How Did We Get to Prohibition
 

 

The prohibition of alcohol in 1920 was supposed to have solved, once and for all, a major social problem in the United States. Instead, it would spark one of the most vibrant (and rebellious) cultural periods in modern American history. This lecture will look at how alcohol impacted American history and became so problematic that Americans thought it had to be banned. However, there were unintended consequences to Prohibition: It would radically change American society, culture, values, music, and morality in ways that no one could have imagined. Join renowned story-teller and award-winning presenter Allen Pietrobon make history come to life with his narrative lectures.

Allen Pietrobon, Professor of American History, Author 

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

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1099

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
1080

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (M)
 

Get fit, have fun, make friends all while moving to the music!  The workout combines aerobic movement, 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 8,22,29          Feb 5,12,26            March 5,12,19,26

10 Sessions         $90                Class 1080         No Class Jan 15 or Feb 19

$90.00

Gail Sander

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1082

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class. 

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

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

12 Sessions           $108              Class 1082

$108.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1064

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
The Imperial Treasures - Part II: Architecture of St. Petersburg
 

 

Saint Petersburg was envisioned by Peter the Great as “Venice of the North” - the city of the canals. As the rulers changed so did the architecture of the city. These lectures move chronologically from the founding of St. Petersburg on the Baltic marshes to the Revolution and focuses on its most significant architectural landmarks. Palaces and churches, parks and squares will be presented within the context of history. The first lecture will trace the evolution from the more austere Petrine Baroque to the grandiose opulence of Elizabethan Baroque to the enlightened Neoclassicism of Catherine II. The second lecture will look at the urban landscape of St. Petersburg during the nineteenth century: from Russia’s victory over Napoleon and the Empire style of Alexander I to the Northern Moderne of Nicholas II. 

Irina Stotland, PhD, Art Historian, Author

Tuesday               1:30 PM to 3:00 PM         Feb 13

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1064

$15.00

Irina Stotland, PhD, Art Historian, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1100

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
The Mayan Mirage
 

 

The impressive monuments and ruins of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica have longed attracted the attention of European and American explorers, scholars, and journalists. This session will present an overview of the evolution of Western interpretations of these enigmatic ruins, from the classically inspired comparisons with Greco-Roman civilization during the Spanish colonial era to speculations that they were the work of the last refugees of Atlantis. We will also focus on the North American ideological appropriation of Mesoamerican civilization during the nineteenth century, including efforts by the early Mormons to claim them for their own religious genesis.  

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

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

1 Session             $15                                     Class 1100

Justin Jacobs

Justin Jacobs is a historian of modern China. His research concerns the northwestern Chinese borderlands, comparative Eurasian empires, and the historical politics of archaeological expeditions. His first book, Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016), analyzes strategies of Han rule in Xinjiang during the late Qing, Republican, and early Communist eras, including Nationalist efforts to represent Xinjiang from Taiwan after 1949. He is currently working on a new book project, “The Compensations of Plunder: Foreign Explorers in Modern China.” At AU, he teaches courses on modern China, East Asian civilization, Indiana Jones in History, and the Japanese Empire. He is an Assistant Professor Department of History at American University. He holds a PhD degree from University of California - San Diego.

 

 

$15.00

Justin Jacobs, PhD, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1091

Thu, Feb. 15, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Charles Dickens in Love
 

 

Charles Dickens is arguably one of the most important voices in Victorian literature. Through serialized novels, he brought attention to any number of societal ills. Yet women in his novels, specifically his female romantic heroines, feel underdeveloped and under-written. This lecture will look at how Dickens’s love life influenced him as a writer, and as a man. From his devastating lost first love to Maria Beadness, to his split from his wife, Catherine, to be with an 18-year-old actress named Ellen Ternan. Can we discover what Charles Dickens couldn’t?

Michael Bevel, Lecturer in 19th Century English Literature

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

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1091

$15.00

Michael Bevel

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1082

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Zumba Gold - Toning Too!
 

Join us for a program designed for the active adult, the true beginner, people who are not used to exercising or those whom may be limited physically.  Zumba Gold brings the intensity and excitement of Latin dancing and international Latin inspired rhythms.  It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, Fun!  We modify the moves and pacing to suit the needs of everyone in the class.  Easy to follow calorie burning dance fitness party that achieves the perfect balance of core workout, full body cardio, and strength training.  Improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  There is no right or wrong way to Zumba. Please bring your own water bottle to class. 

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor 

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

12 Sessions           $108              Class 1082

$108.00

Yesika Montenegro, Certified Zumba Instructor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1106

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

 

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

Mark Sullivan, PhD, Popular Culture Scholar                                 

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

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1106

Mark Sullivan

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



$15.00

Mark Sullivan, PhD

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1101

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

 

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

Allen Pietrobon, Professor of American History, Author 

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

1 Session             $15                                    Class 1101

Allen Pietrobon

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

 

$15.00

Allen Pietrobon, Professor, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1083

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Qigong/Tai-Chi and Health – Intermediate Class
 

This class is designed to improve the skills and knowledge learned in the Beginners Class for continued health and quality of life.  The 24 Forms in Tai-Chi provide an effective exercise boosting the body’s energy while enhancing the mind and inner spirit. Classes will also cover the meditative and gentle form of the Sun Style 73, a unique Qigong form especially choreographed to address everyone and all ages. It has been proven that Tai-Chi can energize and heal body, mind and spirit.

W. Elisabeth Larson,Tai-Chi and Qigong Teacher for Better Health, Author and Multi-Arts/Healing Arts  Programmer

Wednesdays     9:30 AM to 10:30 AM      Jan 10,17,24,31   Feb 7,14,21,28   

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

$108.00

W. Elisabeth Larson

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1092

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

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

Class 1 - Getting Started in Genealogy - Lecture.

Class 2 - US Census Research - Lecture and workshop.

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

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

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

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

Lorraine Minor, Montgomery County Historical Society 

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

5 Sessions           $75           Class 1092          No Class Mar 7

$75.00

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1086

Sat, Feb. 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Diabetes Support Group
 

Our support group will provide a venue to meet others who have diabetes and share similar medical and physiological concerns. You will also learn about the latest updates about diabetes. It is facilitated by Maria Matas-Chamberlain, a registered nurse and diabetes educator who has taught diabetes patients to live better.

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

Saturdays            11:00 AM to 12:30 PM    Jan 13, Feb 24, Mar 24

3 Sessions           $15               Class 1086

$15.00

Maria Matas-Chamberlain, RN, CDE

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1065

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

 

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

Ann Wiker, Artist, Art Historian and Educator

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

1 Session             $15                                      Class 1065

$15.00

Ann Wiker, Art Historian and Educator

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1102

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

 

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

Vera Kochanowsky, PhD, Author, Musician

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

1 Session             $15                                     Class 1102

Dr. Vera Kochanowsky

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

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


$15.00

Vera Kochanowsky, Phd, Author

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1107

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

 

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

Steve Friedman, Trained Classical Tenor, Broadway Musical Lecturer

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

1 Session             $20                                     Class 1107

Steve Friedman

At a young age, Steve Friedman started impressing audiences with his lyrical tenor voice, in turn developing a love of musical theatre.  With a background as a trained classical tenor, Steve attained the passion to present from a vantage point of once having performed many musical theatre roles from Camelot and Damn Yankees to Sweeney Todd.  He has studied with leading teachers nationally and has enhanced his perception of theatre by not just performing, but by looking at its roots from a historical perspective. Steve has performed in many venues over the years including the Kennedy Center, and was a soloist for 35 years in a local choir. He has studied with teachers of national repute from those at Carnegie Mellon and Michigan State University to former divas of the Metropolitan Opera. Steve’s love of theatre has enabled him to be on the board of a nationally recognized non-profit theatre in Washington, DC. Steve believes that music creates emotional reactions and prides himself on helping audiences enjoy the perspective of musical theatre history.

 

 

$20.00

Steve Friedman

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1092

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

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

Class 1 - Getting Started in Genealogy - Lecture.

Class 2 - US Census Research - Lecture and workshop.

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

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

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

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

Lorraine Minor, Montgomery County Historical Society 

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

5 Sessions           $75           Class 1092          No Class Mar 7

$75.00

Lorraine Minor, Genealogist

4805 Edgemoor Lane

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1066

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