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.

new: famous women in religion

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: A chance to review the roles women have played throughout history in our three monotheistic religions.   We will look at notable women in Christian teachings such as Mary, and Elizabeth.  Muslim women in Islamic scripture such as Aisha, wife of Prophet Muhammad and Hawwa, the wife of Adam.  Notable women in Jewish scripture include Miriam, the sister of Moses and the seven out of 55 Prophets who are women. We will look at the role of women in the Bible, the Quaran, and Jewish scriptures.  What makes a woman become a heroine in religious through?  Do they possess common characteristics? How would you describe their effectiveness in their time and place and now?   Notable Modern women who have been instrumental in changing the role of women in religion will also be highlighted.

DATES: Mondays, July 18 & 25 from 10am to 1pm

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

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golf canceled

INSTRUCTOR: John Koestner CANCELED 

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: Mondays, July 11, 18, & 25 from 10am to noon

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 title includes a variety of different classes that are a follow up to Bridge II and these classes are designed for all bridge players who do not identify themselves as Masters.  This class will help you learn some new strategies and techniques for play.  This class will focus on “Commonly Used Conventions” such as Stayman, Jacoby transfer, Weak two-bids, Strong 2 club opening, Gerber, and Blackwood.

DATES: Mondays, July 18 & 25 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

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

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basic photography

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon

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, July 11, 18, & 25 from 1pm to 3pm

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

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photography ii canceled

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon CANCELED 

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, July 11, 18, & 25 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

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animal communication in depth cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Jo Maldonado, Animal Reader CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: This class offers an in-depth look at how your energy affects your relationship with animals.  Included in the course: Using your Energy for Communicating; Using your Energy for Healing; How your Energy Communicates through the Leash; Centering and Grounding your Energy through Breath & Meditation; Seeing the World through their Eyes; Using Techniques of Professional Animal Communicators.

DATES:  Mondays, July 11, 18, & 25 from 6pm to 8pm

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

the presidential election of 2016 canceled

INSTRUCTOR: John N. Klein IV, Esq. CANCELED 

DESCRIPTION: This course will examine the relevant candidates from all politic parties. We will discuss current happenings on the campaign trail, and will delve into current societal concerns pertinent to this year’s election. Students will gain a better understanding of legal issues involving Voter’s rights, gerrymandering, management of campaign funds, and other important aspects of the Campaign and Voting process.

The Last 10-15 minutes of each class will focus on current events/happenings on the campaign trail.

CLASS ONE: Relevant Candidates' Biographies, Political History, and Current Political Stances
CLASS TWO: The Electoral College Explained; Current Societal Issues affecting the campaign
CLASS THREE: Legal Issues related to Voter's Rights, Management of Campaign Funds, and Gerrymandering
CLASS FOUR: A Course Review and Questions & Answer Session will be held, followed by a exam that will be part multiple choice and part True/False

DATES:   Mondays, July 11, 18, 25, & Aug. 1 from 6:30pm to 8pm 

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

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new: the art of basket making

INSTRUCTOR: Bonnie Ausmus

DESCRIPTION: Are you a basket lover? Have you ever wondered how a basket is made? Or, wished you knew the secrets and techniques to make a basket of your very own? Well, this is the class for you! It is a grassroots, start at square one, beginners’ class. No experience necessary! All you have to do is be open to learning with a sense of humor and a little patience. We will start with the basic basket foundation and work through upending the stakes, weaving and twining until you have a completed basket to take home. So, why not come join the fun in addition to accomplishing a new skill/hobby. We would love for you to join us. But please, register early as class seating is limited.

DATES: Tuesdays, July 5, 12, & 26 from 10am to noon

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

NOTE: Additional $10 fee for supplies due first day of class made payable to the instructor. Students must have good dexterity in both hands. Students will need to bring: a hand towel; a ruler or tape measurer; a pen; a pencil; a pair of scissors; a pair of pliers; and a flat head screwdriver. 

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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, July 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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current constitutional issues canceled

INSTRUCTOR: Bob DiConsiglio  CANCELED 

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, July 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 1pm to 2:30pm 

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

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new: intro to microsoft powerpoint canceled

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel  CANCELED 

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations. Acquire how to add other content to your documents such as pictures, spreadsheets, videos, and other documents. Learn how to save and convert your documents into other formats such as the Portable Document Format (PDF). Pick up on the basics of presenting ideas and information to others.

PREREQUISITES: Basic understanding and ability to use computers, especially Windows 7.

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

LOCATION: Olin Library room 210 Lakeview Computer Lab on Rollins main campus

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women and the wage gap in american history canceled

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless CANCELED 

DESCRIPTION: Ever ask yourself why there is still a pay gap between men and women? This course looks at the history of women, property, wages and the law from the Colonial period into the 21st Century.  In doing so, it considers how married women were viewed legally and how their legal status barred them from owning property or their wages.  Additionally, it explores the social and economic limits placed on single women.  The course also examines the fight for economic and legal rights in the 19th Century and how women were seen as consumers, not providers, thus justifying lower pay for the same work.  Within this consideration, the course will also discuss how women used the growing economic power of consumption to create greater political leverage.  Finally, it will look at legal changes in the 20th Century that on the surface offered economic equality, but in the end failed to close the wage gap between men and women.

DATES: Tuesdays, July 5, 12 & 19 from 2pm to 4pm.

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

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new: fundamentally changing our government and economy: the crash, great depression and new deal

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION: This course examines the confluence of causes and events that led to the worst economic disaster of the 20th Century.  It looks at the immediate response of the Hoover Administration and considers how different President FDR’s response would have been at the beginning of the crisis.  It then explores the 1st and 2nd New Deals, Court Packing Plans, the impact of the 1936 Election, and the Roosevelt Recession and the permanent lessons learned. 

DATES:  Tuesdays, July 5, 12 & 19 from 4pm to 6pm.

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

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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, July 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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speak with confidence canceled

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Vassel CANCELED 

DESCRIPTION: Do you break into a panic sweat when asked to make a toast, explain a program, or give a speech? If your answer is 'Yes,' then good...that means you are one of millions who fear public speaking more than they do death. These six, fun-filled hours will provide you with tips and tools that will transform panic into confidence, sweat to charm, and help you never fear getting in front of a group again.

DATES: Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 1pm to 2:30pm

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

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lifelong learning with tai chi



INSTRUCTOR: William Lee Jones  

DESCRIPTION: This class explores the elucidations of Tai Chi Chuan and incorporates its principles and practices into a lifelong study. We will embark on our journey as a class and then pursue your own individual quest onto a personal program. You will learn a simplified Tai Chi program you can practice now and develop at your own pace and skill level. We will discuss the history and teachings of the ancient and modern masters such as; Chen San Feng-the Taoist, Yang Chen Fu-the Grand Master, Chen Man Ching-a Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self-Defense, Jou Tsun Hwa-the Way to Rejuvenation, Yang Jwing Ming-Yang short form, Montak Chia-Awakening Healing Energy Through the Tao, Da Liu-Tai Chi Chuan and the I Ching, Stuart Alve Olson-Cultivating the Chi, Chia Siew Pang-Ten Minutes to Health and our core text will be “The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi” by Peter M. Wayne, PhD.

This course is low impact and senior friendly! “The theory and philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan is so profound and abstruse! I must continue study forever and ever…..It is the only way to improve and better myself. It is the only way to preserve my health.”    Master T.T. Lang

DATES: Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 2pm to 3:30pm

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

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new: world war ii and the early years of the cold war

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION:  This class looks at the major political, economic and social changes in Europe that led to the outbreak of WWII.  It also considers the United States’ reluctant entry into the war.  In doing so, it will explore the economic and social changes on the home front and the central battles that defined the war. Both fronts proved critical to winning the war. We leave WWII only to enter a new type of war with a former ally.  The class concludes with an exploration of the broader causes of the Cold War and the initial hotspots of the war (Berlin, China and Korea).

DATES:  Wednesdays, July 6, 13 & 20 from 4pm to 6pm

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

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new: the presidential election of 2016

INSTRUCTOR: John N. Klein IV, Esquire

DESCRIPTION: This course will examine the relevant candidates from all politic parties. We will discuss current happenings on the campaign trail, and will delve into current societal concerns pertinent to this year’s election. Students will gain a better understanding of legal issues involving Voter’s rights, gerrymandering, management of campaign funds, and other important aspects of the Campaign and Voting process.

The Last 10-15 minutes of each class will focus on current events/happenings on the campaign trail.

CLASS ONE: Relevant Candidates' Biographies, Political History, and Current Political Stances
CLASS TWO: The Electoral College Explained; Current Societal Issues affecting the campaign
CLASS THREE: Legal Issues related to Voter's Rights, Management of Campaign Funds, and Gerrymandering
CLASS FOUR: A Course Review and Questions & Answer Session will be held, followed by an exam that will be part multiple choice and part True/False

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

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

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personal finance

INSTRUCTOR: Elliot Raphaelson

DESCRIPTION: The course will cover the following issues: investing during retirement; managing your retirement accounts; annuities that are cost-effective; pros and cons of reverse mortgages; social security issues; long-term care insurance; and estate planning issues. The course will be informal, and any issues of concern to students will be addressed.      

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

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

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new: laughing it up with the bard of avon: understanding the humor in shakespeare's plays

INSTRUCTOR: Alan LaCerra

DESCRIPTION: We will examine excerpts from a smattering of plays by William Shakespeare in order to understand the humor in his work. While we will naturally discuss some of his comedies, we will also cover the humor in some of his tragedies, e.g. the grave diggers' scene in Hamlet.

DATES: Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10:30am to noon

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

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new: shall we dance?

INSTRUCTOR: Robin Wilson

DESCRIPTION: This class offers our Lifelong students the opportunity to fully experience the Joy of Dance. Each class will include a structured contemporary dance warmup as well as basic rhythmic dance steps and choreography. Dance classes help students to strengthen physical and mental coordination and balance in an enjoyable way. This is not a couples Ballroom class. No prior dance training is required! COME DANCE WITH ME!

DATES: Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 11am to 12:30pm

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio on Rollins main campus

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using meditation in everyday life

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Bernstein

DESCRIPTION: This class is both for those new to meditation, as well as 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 stress, worry, racing mind, no matter your life situation. It isn’t that problems go away, it is that you can “gradually learn” to see them differently, to see them from a peaceful mindset. Robert is a 15 year meditation teacher, certified, Integral Yoga Institute, NY.

DATES: Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 1pm to 2:15pm 

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

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new: intro to microsoft excel canceled

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel  CANCELED 

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.

PREREQUISITES: Basic understanding and ability to use computers, especially Windows 7.

DATES: Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 1pm to 2:30pm

LOCATION: Olin Library room 210 Lakeview Computer Lab on Rollins main campus

 

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french

INSTRUCTOR: Rafik Accad

DESCRIPTION: Ever been in a French restaurant and heard the waiter pronounce something on the menu that you always thought you’ll never say it the way he did? In this basic conversational French class, you’ll have fun learning the essentials to help you pronounce the words you need - not only in a restaurant - but also in daily greetings, telling time & date, and typical general expressions.

DATES: Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6pm to 8pm

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

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dance the two step canceled

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel  CANCELED 

DESCRIPTION: The two-step is a couple’s dance. Some common two-steps are the Country and Western two-step and Foxtrot. Learn basic moves and turns, which can be translated to other dances such as a one-step or three-step. No dance partner required, but couples are encouraged. Come out and get some exercise!

DATES: Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10am to 11:11:30am

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, July 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10:30am to noon

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio on Rollins main campus

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painting a masterpiece for beginners cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Denise Manara  CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: Get hands on instruction on how to paint with acrylics! We provide everything you need to complete your masterpiece: the brushes, paint, easel, apron, instruction, and a 18×24 stretched canvas. There is no experience needed! We will guide you step by step. Not only you will take home a beautiful painting, but you get the chance to meet new people, have fun, and maybe even discover a new passion.

DATES: Fridays, July 8 & 15- from 1pm to about 3pm

LOCATION: The Winey Wench Oviedo. At The Oviedo Mall, 1760 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765

NOTES: The mall has several entrances, the closest one is by The Zoo Gym and Chamberlin's Natural Food Market. We recommend parking at the area designated by the pole 2E. For more information on the location, go to www.thewineywenchoviedo.com or call (407) 366-0330

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