Class Schedule

From painting to current events, writing to law, April offers a number of interesting and compelling classes for our friends. Classes will be held at the Rollins Campus, Westminster Winter Park Towers, Oviedo Mall,  and other locations. Courses are only $65 each.

getting to know our constitutional history

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION: This course examines United States Constitutional History from the Colonial period through the Progressive era. In doing so, it looks at how British Colonists viewed the British actions leading up the American Revolution as departures from its own constitutional history. The course then explores attempts made by
these emerging citizens to correct the evident flaws when they fashioned their first government, the Articles of Confederation.  Additionally, it examines the arguments for and against the new constitution in 1787 when the first government proved too weak. Furthermore, it discusses the immediate changes needed to address the unforeseen and immediate problems of this new constitution. The remainder of the course fleshes out the problems left unaddressed by the first generation. As a result, it grapples with why it took so long for later generations to make changes to document and that these significant changes only occurred following a bloody Civil War. Finally, it will look at one more burst of constitutional amendments that unfolded during the first two decades of the 20th Century and ponder when we might see the next flurry of activity.

DATES: Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room A, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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understanding our neighbors christian, muslim, and jew

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: This class will concentrate on how these three major religions of our world share a birth place as well as are all monotheistic. We will look at how the religions are similar and how they are different.  What role does the clergy pay in each of these religions? What religious practices do they have in common?  We will not be learn to describe the main beliefs of each faith, but how they differ from one another. Learning about other religions that our neighbors practice gives us a better understanding of how we can live together in peace and harmony.  During the last class we will have a panel discussion with representatives from each faith.

DATES: Mondays, April 4, 11, & 18 from 10am to noon

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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the art and craft of a historian

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION: This course looks at the methodologies used by historians. As a result, it is a combined lecture and hands-on course that will include field trips to libraries and museums.  We will discuss the role of historiography in the work of a historian. Historiography is the starting point for the work of the historian because it is the study of different schools of thought about topics in history.  Additionally, we will look at the role of primary sources to determine their validity, objectivity and importance to the narrative of a particular history.  The pros and cons of studying our own families’ histories will also be considered. We will meet with librarians to discuss research tools and
databases.  Finally, we will visit a museum to consider how history is conveyed visually and how it is related to the public, rather than the “traditional” format geared towards professional historians. Is there a difference? If so, is this good or bad?

DATES: Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 from noon to 1:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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improving our bridge game

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: This class is not designed for Beginners, but it is for players who do not identify themselves as Bridge Masters. It is particularly designed for players who would like to improve their bridge scores by improving their Defensive play. We will look at opening leads, second and third hand play,  defensive signals and tricks, and interfering with declarer.  Pre-dealt hands will be utilized to teach some specifics, and hands will also be dealt at random and played and analyzed.

DATES: Mondays, April 4, 11, & 18 from 1pm to 3pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room A, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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basic photography closed

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for all camera owners (point & shoot, SLR, or even a smart phone) who want to understand how to photograph better, using their own cameras. No previous photography education is required. This course has class and field work combined. In class 1 we will go over the basics: getting to know the camera – the language of photography (camera body, lens, the digital system, ISO, rule of thirds, freezing motion, & depth of field). In class 2, learn to use pre-set features, and ISO, plus practice what we learn in class. The third class will be a review of work and the different options to transfer photos from the camera to the computer, as well as basic editing, sharing your photos via email, Facebook, and other social media. 

DATES: Mondays, April 4, 11, & 18 from 1pm to 3pm asking if she can do Wed in April

LOCATION: Orlando Hall 215 on Rollins main campus

photography ii cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for all camera owners who want to continue their education in basic photography, using their own cameras. The basic photography RCLL course is a pre requirement. This course has class and field work combined. In class 1 we will go over camera functions such as white balance, metering, black & white captures, using fill flash, & more. In class 2, we will do a photo tour of Rollins. The third class will be a review of work and camera options – “how to choose your camera.”

DATES: Mondays, April 4, 11, & 18 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: Orlando Hall 215 on Rollins main campus 

culture, politics, and the family

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ashley Kistler and her students

DESCRIPTION: Join Dr. Ashley Kistler from the Department of Anthropology at Rollins College and her students for an intergenerational dialogue about kinship and family around the world. This course seeks to answer the following questions: What is “kinship?” What is a “family?” How do other societies define these institutions? This course will explore the roles that culture, globalization, medical innovations, political controversy, and new reproductive technologies play in defining what constitutes “the family.”
During the last class, Dr. Kistler will also talk about her own research on kinship and family in Maya communities in Guatemala.

DATES: Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Cornell Social Science room 100 on Rollins main campus 

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS FREE TO RCLL STUDENTS WHILE SPACE IS AVAILABLE

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introduction to philosophy of mind

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD, MA, MSt

DESCRIPTION: What is the nature of thought, perception, consciousness and sensory experience? Do humans have minds or, strictly speaking, merely brains? What is consciousness—and how, if all, does it relate to the body? These are the types of questions with which the philosophy of mind is concerned. This class provides an overview of philosophical theories pertaining to the "mind-body" problem. Plausibly the most important problem for philosophy of mind, it beckons, amongst other things, an explanation of how mental states relate to physical states. Philosophers discussed ranged from ancient Greek philosophers to contemporary philosophers.

DATES: Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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songs of the greatest generation: 1920 – 1959

INSTRUCTOR: Amado Bobadilla

DESCRIPTION: Popular songs have ruled the airways since the birth of radio. The ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s all had their hits and the stars that made them famous. We carry these all-but-forgotten tuneful gems in our hearts until the music begins to play. Then it all comes flooding back. Ah, the memories! We love to hear and sing these classics. Yet, try as we might, we often can’t get past the first couple of lines before we start humming wordlessly. Well, if you want more out of your singing experience, this class is for you! We’ll explore the most popular songs of each decade; get the low down on how they were written and first performed then hear and watch the
original hits. Finally, with lyrics in hand, we’ll even have a go at singing them together! Come, join the fun as we sing our way back through a host of old memories, and, maybe pick up a few new ones on the way! You won’t want to miss it!

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 9am to 10:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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prevention guidelines: mammograms? psa’s? bone density? cholesterol level treatment? blood pressure level treatment? annual physicals? cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: John Sutherland, M.D.  CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: Are you confused about the right preventive measures for you? Let’s talk about the ideal screenings and the reasons for them. Recommendations from various organizations such as the US Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society, and American Heart Association will be reviewed. Ample time for audience participation will be allowed and encouraged. 

Dates: Tuesdays, April 5, 19, & 26 from 10am to noon

Location: Crummer Business School room 108 on Rollins main campus

creative travel journal

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Cross

DESCRIPTION: There will be plenty of introduction supplies along with recommendations for supplies for those wanting their own. Supply fee: $5.00 made payable to instructor. This is a wonderful class for travelers. Learn ways to record travel memories and develop stronger drawing and painting skills for adapting to being on the move.

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12 and 19 from 10:00 am to noon

LOCATION:Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 400 S. Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. Turn by the church off of S. Lakemont onto Dundee, follow along the church turning right into the back parking lot.  Park in this lot and across from the playground, look for the door that has the sign "Art Room." Locations for meeting in order to develop a journal will be determined at the first class

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kickboxing for longevity

INSTRUCTOR: Tim Hetz     

DESCRIPTION: Kickboxing for longevity is geared towards older adults, and does not require any kickboxing experience. You will learn basic kicking, punching, and blocking techniques while seated, and standing, as well as work on your core muscles (back & abs). This low-impact cardio workout will help you build better balance, coordination, strength, posture, flexibility, and increased oxygen/blood circulation. Chairs will be used during the class. Wear comfortable/loose clothing, and sneakers or walking shoes. Please bring a towel, and a bottle of water.

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, 200 East New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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current events and politics

INSTRUCTOR: Bob DiConsiglio

DESCRIPTION: This class will discuss the major current events of the day and how they relate to politics. The topics to be discussed include but are not limited to the following: 2016 Presidential election; ACC subsidies and King v. Burwell; gay marriage and impact on religious liberty Obergefell v. Hodges; Iranian nuclear deal; ISIS; Immigration and the President’s executive orders; separation of powers; is there a decline in America’s standing in the world?; voter ID laws; gun laws; is there institutional racism in America?; and any other matters that are happening at the time of the class and any other subjects the class would like to discuss. This is a discussion/debate format.

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 11am to 12:30pm 

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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the music of place

INSTRUCTOR:  Paul Jacob

DESCRIPTION: Music is the universal language.  Yet it is born in places.  This class will look at where various forms and styles of music were born and took shape before being shared with the rest of the world through recordings and technology.  We will see how landscape, culture, community and spirituality contribute to the music of place---we will also listened

 to and delve into some wonderful music.

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 11:30am to 1pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room A, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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constitutional law cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Bob DiConsiglio CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: This class will discuss the major issues of our time and how they relate to the Constitution. The topics to be discussed may include but are not limited
to: Is the Constitution a living document; Marbury vs. Madison (judicial review); Consequences of Scalia’s death; how his death could affect major Supreme Court cases;  King v. Burwell (ACC subsidies); Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage) impact on religious liberty; Hobby Lobby case; Little Sisters of the Poor; U.S. vs. Texas  executive actions and Immigration cases;  separation of church and state; Second Amendment; Incorporation of the Bill of Rights; First Amendment; voter ID laws; other Supreme Court cases that come down during the course; and any other subjects the class would like to cover. This class is a discussion/debate format.

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 1pm to 2:30pm 

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

makem’ laugh

INSTRUCTOR: Arnold Breman

DESCRIPTION: A history of American Comedy and the legendary people that made us laugh during the 20th Century. The American Comedians added sunshine, brightness, and comic relief as history unfolded. They set new boundaries in radio, television, film, on stage and in entertainment in general. The people that made us laugh and sometimes cry included: Fanny Brice, Bert Lahr, Charlie Chaplin, Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen, The Marx Brothers, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and hundreds of others.

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 2pm to 3:30pm

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 220 on Rollins main campus

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emerging concepts of democracy: from jefferson to jackson

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION: This course examines the emerging concepts of democracy during the Age of Jefferson to the rise of Andrew Jackson and the “Common Man.”   In doing so, it will consider early reasons for property qualifications and whiggish principles of governance, the impact of the War of 1812 and the end of the First Two-Party System.  Moreover, it will look at the rise of the market revolution, the changing American constituency, elimination of property qualifications for voting and the beginning of the Second Two-Party system..

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 3pm to 4:15pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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civil war and reconstruction: tearing down and rebuilding a nation

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION:  This class looks at the major political, economic and social changes in the United States that led to the American Civil War.  More specifically, it examines the 2nd Great Awakening, Industrialization, democracy and Manifest Destiny as broad causes leading to the Civil War. In the class, our discussion will seek to answer why the Civil War began (slavery versus states’ rights). Additionally, we will weigh into the debate among historians over whether the Civil War was avoidable, but was caused by the actions taken by "a generation of blundering politicians" versus it was an "irrepressible conflict."  In closing, this class examines the successes and failures of Reconstruction, considering how the choices made by the historical actors of this time laid the economic, political and social groundwork for the modern era. 

DATES:  Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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brazilian portuguese closed

INSTRUCTOR: Margarita Valenzuela CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Introduces simple conversation and vocabulary for everyday life.  By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves in the present tense and conjugate some verbs. No prior exposure necessary.  Students will be encouraged to speak Portuguese in class. Class will include reading, spelling, pronunciation and writing. 

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 6pm to 7:45pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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chair yoga closed

INSTRUCTOR: Pamela Ocana, M.A., E-RYT CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed for those who would like to explore or continue the practice of Yoga and would do so by using the chair as the main prop.  People who enjoy Chair Yoga include those who would like to learn how to practice anywhere (at the office, an airport, a park, etc.), those recovering from health issues and in a journey to reestablish wellness, as well as our Golden Senior Citizens.  You will learn: the history, philosophy, and psychology of Yoga; the anatomy and importance of the breath; a complete series of chair poses; and then enjoy a final deep relaxation which may be done sitting or lying down depending on your preference at the moment.  At the end of the workshop you will have a fair understanding of the practice and will have directly experienced its many positive gifts and applications! The workshop is open to all.  Please bring a yoga mat or blanket, wear comfortable/relaxing clothes, and do not eat anything heavy for the 2 hours prior to the workshop (a little juice or something similar 1 hour prior is okay). Se habla Español

DATES: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 6:30pm to 8pm

LOCATION: Westminster Winter Park (Multipurpose Room), 1111 South Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792

handbuilding with clay in the evening closed

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Cross CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: All levels welcome.  Explore and create with clay.  Tools, clay, glazes and kiln firings will have participants in this class going home from fun learning experiences and new three dimensional works of art. Supply fee: $10.00 made payable to instructor.

DATES: Tuesdays, April 19 and 26, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm

LOCATION:Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 400 S. Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. Turn by the church off of S. Lakemont onto Dundee, follow along the church turning right into the back parking lot.  Park in this lot and across from the playground, look for the door that has the sign "Art Room."

criminal investigation/ basic forensic science

INSTRUCTOR: Steve Hanson, retired Chief Investigator for the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office (Orange & Osceola Counties

DESCRIPTION: This course will introduce the basic concepts of criminal investigation and the laws that must be followed. It will examine and discuss the basic tools used in all investigations and include some detailed examination of the forensic sciences.  It will then show how these are applied to specific investigations which may include, as time allows, all deaths, child physical and sexual abuse, arson and bombing.

DATES: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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african american history in winter park and eatonville

INSTRUCTOR: Fairolyn Livingston, and Mary Daniels

DESCRIPTION: This class examines the rich African American history in Winter Park and Eatonville presented through the eyes and voices of those who lived it. The course will include study of the histories, historic photographs, and public art that is part of the permanent collection at Hannibal Square Heritage Center. The history of Eatonville as the oldest incorporated African American municipality in the US will be explored at the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts. Other topics covered include the history and influence of Black Churches in Winter Park and Eatonville and the establishment of the Ideal Women’s Club and its social, cultural, and
economic impact.

DATES: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: First, second, & third sessions at Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL.  Fourth sessions at Zora Neale
Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, 227 E Kennedy Blvd, Eatonville, FL 32751

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intro to microsoft excel

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets to keep track of and manipulate data such as budgets, charts, etc. Acquire how to add other content to your documents such as pictures and other documents. Learn how to save and convert your documents into other formats such as the Portable Document Format (PDF). Add formulas and functions to spreadsheets to make it easier to change data and do what-if analysis. Learn how to present data using charts. Requirements: Basic understanding and ability to use computers, especially Windows 7.

DATES: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 11am to 12:30pm

LOCATION: Olin Lakeview Computer Lab room 225

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the arts and crafts movement: history and legacy

INSTRUCTOR:  Professor Paul Harris and a team of Rollins Honors Students

DESCRIPTION:  During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, members of the Arts and Crafts Movement attempted to influence society through their art, design and by promoting their philosophy in writing and speeches. In England, this Movement was largely socialist and reflected reactions against the Industrial Revolution, mass production of shoddy merchandise, and the move from skilled craftspeople to unskilled labor working under dehumanizing conditions. In the United States the movement was decidedly capitalistic and focused more on elevating craftsmanship, abandoning historic “revivalist” styles in furnishings and architecture, and developing a new design style that was simple, honest, and uniquely American.  This class is being taught by Professor Harris, but also by a group of Rollins students taking his undergraduate honors course on the Arts and Crafts Movement.  In three classes we will discuss: 1) the English Movement championed by figures such as John Ruskin, William Morris and C. R. Ashbee; 2) the American Movement championed by figures such as Elbert Hubbard, Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright, and; 3) how the principles of the Arts and Crafts Movement survive in the work of present day craftspeople.

DATES:  Wednesdays, April 6, 13, & 20 from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm

LOCATION:  Bush Science Center room176 on Rollins main campus

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introduction to spring vegetable gardening closed

INSTRUCTOR: Caitlyn Glatting CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Does Spring weather have you itching to get outside and grow your own vegetables but are you unsure where to start? This course will go over the many ways to garden and how to choose what will work best for your home. You will gain an understanding on the basics of soil health and its significance in plant growth, and plant parts and how they can be utilized. You will be able to participate in hands-on seed starting and planting activities.

DATES: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 3pm to 4:30pm

LOCATION: Mead Garden, 1500 S Denning Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789 (Discovery Barn, across from the Grove stage)

“spanish conversational and survival course” – it is not too late to enjoy and learn a second language in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.

INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Mejia

DESCRIPTION: This course will introduce students to the rules of pronunciation, present tenses, and the most important Spanish verbs.  Students will learn to use simple phrases, vocabulary, and conversation to survive in a Hispanic country.  It is never too late to travel and learn about different cultures.  No prior knowledge needed, but this class will reinforce the concepts previously learned in Spanish.  Students will create dialogues using different situations in groups.  Also music will be used to reinforce phrases and verbs.   All students will be encouraged to speak Spanish in class.  At the end of this class, students will be able to greet people, talk about themselves, understand the basics foods, reserve a hotel room, and buy their own airplane ticket.

DATES: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 3pm to 4:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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how to read music and play instruments! part 1 cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Peri Sedigh  CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this workshop will receive a recorder instrument (similar to a flute) and a music book to practice along with. Students will learn how to read musical notation focusing on beat and pitch.  Students will also experiment with percussion instruments. This class is for beginners, and is fun and easy, you will be surprised at how quickly you will learn to read music! [This class is taught by a certified art and music teacher that has taught music for over a decade] ($10 fee for supplies made payable to instructor)

DATES: Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 4pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. Possible recital at end.

introduction to philosophy of self

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD, MA, MSt  

DESCRIPTION: “Know thyself”—a popular phrase with a long history. However, what makes a self… a self? What makes you… distinctly you? Is there an essential “you”? Is “yourself” a permanent self? This class provides an introduction to the philosophy of self—an area of philosophy which tries to shed light on questions such as the above-indicated. A class which focuses on non-religious ideas of self, it lays emphasis is on western philosophical thought, post-Descartes.

DATES: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room A, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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golf

INSTRUCTOR: John Koestner

DESCRIPTION: The class is designed to help students have a better understanding of the golf swing, the ball flight laws and what makes the golf ball travel in the direction that it does. The class will also include a discussion of putting and the short game. In terms of the flight of the golf ball, it is important to know the ball flight laws and what causes a ball to go straight, right and left. Understanding the concepts is critical to success. The class will discuss how the face of the club and the path of the club affect a golf shot. We will then talk about how to control the clubface and path to produce the best results. In addition to understanding the full swing better, the class will address putting and the short game. 60--‐65% of shots occur under 100 yards of the hole with 40% occurring on the putting green. The mechanics of these short game area shots are critical to improving golf scores.

DATES: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 9:30am to 11am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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jews in american history

INSTRUCTOR: Murray Toborowsky

DESCRIPTION: This course begins with teaching about the three waves of Jewish immigration into America; the Sephardic, then German, followed by the East European. We will discuss the impact that Jews had on America and where and when Jews began coming to America. We cover questions such as was Columbus Jewish? How did a famous old western sheriff wind up with a Jewish wife? What Jewish family owned Monticello longer than Thomas Jefferson? Why was this 19th century Jewish business man's portrait hanging in many Southern African American homes? What effect did the Hebrew Bible have on the Puritans? The objectives are to create pride for our American Jewish heritage and conclude the course with knowledgeable students who understand the roles that Jews have played in the creation of the American fabric for over three-and-a-half centuries. 

DATES: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Oakmonte Village, 1021 Royal Gardens Circle, Lake Mary, FL 32746

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everyone can be a patient advocate cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Dianne McElroy CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have marketing, risk management and patient advocate staff, but operating 24/7 365 days/yr, with limited resources and often conflicting demands, at times they struggle to provide good customer care. Even with challenges such as HIPPA laws; staff, family, friends, professional patient advocates, even community volunteers can help improve patient care. Class will be given strategies, resource information and links, case examples of good and poor customer service, and will be invited to provide personal accounts and discuss potential challenges possible solutions.

DATES: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

cooking

INSTRUCTOR: Marci Arthur

DESCRIPTION: I will demonstrate recipes and cooking techniques which will help you learn to love the kitchen – creating small masterpieces that will be healthy, teach portion control, flavor balance and impress even the toughest critic. We will discuss how to discover a creative way to create a lifestyle that will work for you.

DATES: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 11am to 1pm

LOCATION: Truffles & Trifles; 711 W Smith St, Orlando, FL 32804

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how's your energy these days? energy management for health, happiness, resilience, and performance closed

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Lauren Hodges, Ed.D., CSCS, CNC CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed primarily for those who: feel burned out at the end of a day; feel ill-equipped to manage their personal stressors and/or work stressors; feel unhappy, stressed, depressed, drained, or frustrated; or would be interested in improving their productivity and health in a positive, sustainable manner. This is NOT a health class, nor is it a weight loss course. There is a scientifically-validated relationship between how we eat, how we think, and how we move, with how energized, happy, and resilient we feel. The course was created based on research in educational psychology, performance psychology, neuroscience, behavioral management, and health sciences. This research is fast becoming a staple in the corporate world as companies are realizing the value of human capital as a critical asset to a company's peak performance and success. These concepts are applied directly to our personal and professional lives in this course. 

In the course, participants will learn substantial research in these fields, self-assess their own strengths and weaknesses within each “Skill” 
(sample Skills are “What Is Full Engagement?,” “Stress and Resilience,” and “Healthy Nutrition Habits for Maximal Energy”) and will directly implement these Skills at home and/or at work. Participants will connect with each other to reflect upon each Skill and how well he or she applied the Skill. At the end of the course, participants will create a Plan of Action going forward and will create a Critical Reflection of the course, noting how the course impacted their energy levels, performance, and practice. 

DATES: Thursdays, April 7, 14, and 21 from 11:30am to 1:30pm

LOCATION: Watercrest of Lake Nona, 9682 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando, FL 32827

tai ji quan: moving for better balance (phase 3) cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Sue Burns CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION:  The health benefits of Tai Chi are being reported everywhere.....reduction of stress anxiety and depression, improvement of mood, increased energy and aerobic capacity, as well as strengthening muscles. Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (pronounced tye gee chuwan) is a low impact exercise program that transforms martial arts movements into a therapeutic regimen aimed at improving balance, posture, stability, coordination, and flexibility through awareness and mindful control of body positioning in space. Tai Chi is considered safe for all ages.  This is a progressive course. In Phase 1 you will learn 8 moves. In Phase 2 the moves will be enhanced. In Phase 3 we put it all together and add the breathing. Please wear comfortable clothing.

DATES: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 12pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: Alfond Sports Center Gym 2nd floor on Rollins campus

using meditation in everyday life

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Bernstein

DESCRIPTION: This class is both for those new to meditation, as well as for those wishing to review and strengthen their present practice. You will receive a complete overview of meditation: what it is, what it says, how it works. You will receive instruction in several meditation methods so that you can find one that feels right for you. We will discuss what a mantra is, as well as benefits of its use. You will be helped in selecting a mantra. Meditation isn’t a miracle, it’s a method. With a regular meditation practice you can have less anxiety, worry, racing mind, no matter your life situation. It isn't that problems go away, it’s that “gradually” you can “learn” to see them differently, see them from a peaceful mindset. Robert is a 15 year meditation teacher. 

DATES: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 1pm to 2pm  

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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strategies for retirement & navigating the social security dilema

INSTRUCTOR: Dan Zagata

DESCRIPTION: This course will show you a conservative approach to wise money management and help you identify lifestyle issues facing retirees.  Attendees will learn how to maximize income, investments, Social Security, and retirement plans. This course will show students how to protect your hard earned assets from erosion due to inflation and the possible cost of long term health care.  You will learn how Social Security can affect your benefits and the possibilities you have for optimizing your benefits.  Social Security is one of the few remaining sources of lifetime, inflation-adjusted income.  Originally created after the Great Depression to supplement and provide a safety net in retirement, Social Security can provide an essential source of income for many Americans.  This course is ideal for those in or approaching retirement and wanting to know more about the Social Security program. This course will show you a conservative approach to wise money management and help you identify lifestyle issues facing retirees.  Attendees will learn how to maximize income, investments, Social Security, and retirement plans. This course will show students how to protect your hard earned assets from erosion due to inflation and the possible cost of long term health care.  You will learn how Social Security can affect your benefits and the possibilities you have for optimizing your benefits.  Social Security is one of the few remaining sources of lifetime, inflation-adjusted income.  Originally created after the Great Depression to supplement and provide a safety net in retirement, Social Security can provide an essential source of income for many Americans.  This course is ideal for those in or approaching retirement and wanting to know more about the Social Security program.

DATE: Thursdays, April 7, 14 & 21 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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abraham lincoln and the jews cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Murray Toborowsky CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: We will discuss the first meeting of Lincoln with early Jewish Immigrants in the Midwest, and how Lincoln helped the Jews when they were expelled from parts of the South during the Civil War. We will also look in to how a Jewish friend loaned him a jacket so he could take a picture as well as how Lincoln got a Jewish Confederate soldier out of prison to visit his dying father. We will delve in to why Jews mourned so hard after his Lincoln’s death and learn more about Lincoln and the Jewish Chaplaincy Controversy.

DATES: Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

thomas merton

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Jacob

DESCRIPTION: Thomas Merton is one of the most famous and influential Christian writers who ever lived. In this class we will study the spiritual evolution of his life, which includes excerpts from several of his books and documentaries on his life.  We will see what we can learn from his early bohemian life, to his years as a Trappist monk, to his questions on community, his travels, and studies in Zen. Through his journey---we shall inquire into the nature of our own journeys.

DATES: Fridays, April 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 11:30am to 1pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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stretch yourself

INSTRUCTOR: Robin Wilson

DESCRIPTION: Flexibility promotes a more youthful body and mind. By blending of the art of dance, the power of yoga and the science of pilates. This class is designed to do just that! The special benefit is that each student will gain the ability to perform these movements and exercises in the privacy of their own homes for many years to come.

DATES: Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 11:15am to 12:45pm

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio on Rollins main campus

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preparation for the netherlands excursion

INSTRUCTOR: Bob Lemon

DESCRIPTION: This class is for those going on the RCLL trip to the Netherlands this May. For details on the trip, go to http://www.rollins.edu/evening/rollins-center-lifelong-learning/study-abroad.html This class will cover the ‘everything you need to know about this trip” as well as go over some of the different things we will be seeing. Remember to bring your passport to this class.

DATES: Friday, April 1 or Friday April 22- you only have to attend one date, from 3pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

https://registration.xenegrade.com/rollins/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=734   For April 1

https://registration.xenegrade.com/rollins/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=735 For April 22

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