Six week courses are $70. You can register online or via mail.
Tai Chi | Rich McKenzie
Mondays: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, and 21Tai Chi is a series of slow dance-like movements designed to promote balance, flexibility and coordination. Sometimes viewed as a moving mediation, it has been used for stress management, concentration and general relaxation. It has also been recognized as a valid therapy by the American Arthritis Association. Please join us for one or both sessions on offer this semester.
Mondays: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2 and 9
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Write Your Life Story | Vivian GreyTuesdays: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, and 22
1:00pm – 2:30 p.m.
Your personal life story is important. Tell about the times you’ve lived in, and the people and events that have been important to you. In a relaxed, supportive atmosphere, the workshop will help you organize your thoughts and aid your creative development. Sessions will explore how to assemble your research; how to organize your material; how to develop an interesting narrative format and flow; how to create believable dialogue; how to shape compelling characters; and new ideas about which to write. As you develop skills for writing techniques and preserve the phases of your life you will have the pleasure of creating an important link for future generations that only you can tell through your life story.
Spiritual Practice Ancient & Modern: From Buddhism to Ecospirituality | Dominic RobertiThursdays: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Join us for an examination of the history and teachings of Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, with an emphasis on meditation practice. Each session will include instruction and guided meditation practice, as we develop contemporary higher consciousness leading to an Earth-centered spirituality. Students will be encouraged to do a daily ten-minute meditation at home during the six weeks of the course.
Masterpieces of Russian Literature | Jacqueline MurphyTuesdays: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, and 10
10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
This course will consider the major Russian writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. We will begin with an overview of Russian history and then go to Pushkin and Gogol. We will continue through Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev, and Chekhov and end with Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn. This will be a lecture format with no required outside reading.
The Elephant in the Room; the Development & Legacy of American Slavery | Richard DonagherThursdays: October 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, & 12
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
This course will look at the development of slavery in America through the Revolutionary era to the Civil War. Special attention will be given to the failure of the Founding Fathers to end what became the South’s “peculiar institution” and to opponents and defenders of slavery in Antebellum America. Lincoln’s conversion to emancipation will be traced. As a follow up, the aftermath of emancipation through to the Civil Rights Movement will be examined.