Lend your VOICE

Along with June classes, we are looking for volunteers to help teach kids about healthy eating habits. Learn more about this great program.

class schedule

From gardening to Shirley Temple, religion to law, June offers a number of interesting and compelling classes for our friends. Classes will be held at the Hamilton Holt building, the Rollins Campus, Winter Park Towers and more.

eat real, eat smart; the truth of the matter **closed**

Instructor:  Barbara Smith

Description: Overview of the food advertising industry including: Travelling medicine shows; Early newspaper advertising; Mass circulation magazines; Brand marketing; Radio and television commercials; and Individually targeted marketing. Also, history of the food label including: Social concerns about malnutrition in children; Lack of uniform educational program in public schools; Role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); The food guide pyramid/My plate food guide;  and Current controversies.

constitutional law

Instructor:  Robert DiConsiglio

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 not be limited to: Obama Care, separation of powers, federalism, separation of church and state, first amendment, fourth amendment and the NSA, abortion and the right to privacy, the president as commander in chief and his authority to take military action., the voucher system in our schools, the second amendment and gun control, affirmative action and higher education, voter id, and any other subjects the class would like to discuss.

your life story writing workshop

Instructor:  Catherine Cross

Description: This course will introduce the process for writing a personal or family story in a fun and supportive environment. Beginners and active writers alike will use prompts, pictures, memorabilia, world events, music and more to jump-start the writing process. The class members will be encouraged to read and share their writing in a supportive, nonjudgmental atmosphere.  Learn creative ways to assemble photographs and incorporate relaxing art techniques like watercolor, sketching and collage to assist with storytelling.  Explore ways to incorporate writing whether with one word or lengthy paragraphs to develop memories into documented keepsakes for family or friends.  No writing experience necessary, only a desire to have fun and share stories.

A supply list will be provided before the class.  Instructor will provide most supplies in order to keep student expenses for supplies under $10.00.

art for the mind (beginners)

Instructor:  Catherine Cross

Description: Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating art from drawing repetitive patterns. It is fascinating, fun, and relaxing! You may find it similar to meditating and being “in the zone.” Zentangling increases your focus and creativity. With each pen stroke, you are building a deliberate pattern that becomes a stunning masterpiece. It is simple to understand and easy to enjoy—even if you are convinced you are not an artist. With Zentangle, you can always explore new areas of insight and build your creativity. No art experience required.

healthy aging

Instructor: Dr. John Fleming, Dr. Ariel Cole, and Dr. Robin Creamer

Description: Series of 3 two hour sessions, each session taught by a geriatric medicine faculty physician from Florida Hospital- Winter Park Memorial Hospital geriatric fellowship program.

Session 1: Dr .John Fleming

Learn what is different about a geriatric medicine physician- a physician who cares for the elderly

Discuss the geriatric medical evaluation and how it is applied to optimize your independence

Session 2: Dr. Ariel Cole

Learn ways to keep your brain healthy

Understand how the healthy brain ages

Review diseases of the aging brain

Session 3: Dr. Robin Creamer

Learn how important your bones are to remaining independent

Discuss how exercise and diet can help strengthen your bones and prevent falling

Review on medications used to treat osteoporosis

everyday law for the average, non lawyer, individual

Instructor:  Robert DiConsiglio


(1) Contracts - Offer and acceptance, oral and written contracts, capacity to enter into a contract, consideration i.e. the thing of value given.

(2) Torts - The difference between torts and crimes, assault and battery, slander and libel, negligence, invasion of the right to privacy.

(3) Criminal Law - Intent to commit a crime, Constitutional safeguards, search and seizure, the exclusionary rule, entrapment, Miranda Warnings.

improving balance & mobility

Instructor:  Lenny Barrett

Description: This is a perfect class to attend if you like to improve your balance and mobility through some gentle Yoga movement. The practice can be applied for Daily Functional Activities. Students have the option to use chairs for safety; otherwise, they can use Yoga mats. The class is taught by a certified and experienced Yoga and fitness instructor for more than 10 years.

follow the bouncing ball **closed**

Instructor:  Amado Bobadilla

Description: Ever find yourself singing a song from your--or your parents'--childhood but revert to humming after the first line? Wish you knew the rest of the song, but really don't have the time to Google it? Ever wanted to sing those songs, but the Karaoke machine only goes back to the '60s? Then join us as we study the life and times of some of the most popular songs of the '20s, ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. We'll listen to some old (and some not-so-old) recordings and then learn to sing those songs (there may even be time for a solo or two!). And you'll take home all the lyrics so you'll never have to be at a loss for words again...at least not when you're singing!

the power of place

Instructor:  Paul Jacob

Description: No matter where we live, or where we travel to, we are always in a place or moving towards or away from a place; even in the process of traveling, we inhabit transient places such as hotel rooms, train cars and airplane seats.   This course will delve into the profound affect that location has on our lives and will make students look at the places that they have lived and traveled to with different eyes and a deeper sense of connection and awareness.  This class will utilize concepts from the following books, Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World by Edward S. Kasey; The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac; and Walden by Henry David Thoreau.

quieting the inner critic **closed**

Instructor:  Lezlie Laws

Description: What creative project are you postponing?  Do you long to write a certain story?  Paint or draw? Organize your family pictures? Create a garden? Build a playhouse? In this course you will re-commit to personal expression and artfulness in your life and fire the inner critic. 

You will learn:

  • How your brain sabotages creative efforts, and several techniques to silence the critical inner voices
  • How obstacles, both inner and outer, keep you from creative practice
  • How unconscious habit patterns entrench these obstacles without your even knowing it
  • Four easy strategies to break the habit patterns that create obstacles (and one very challenging one!)
  • How to develop an action plan to establish creative authority in your own life.

marketing and strategy **closed**

Instructor:  Tanya Barker

Description: We have reached a point where the barrier between “marketing” and “digital marketing” is almost nonexistent. And every year, that line separating the two grows thinner and thinner. What values determine whether a marketing campaign succeeds or fails? It isn’t really any one thing, but a combination of smaller factors that makes the real difference. Every company knows that they need to interact with customers on social media channels, put out thought-provoked blogs to appear in relevant content searches, create a stellar website, etc. But, what is your Integrated Marketing Strategy? You must use the following intervals to find your strategy: consistent branding, personality and voice and schedule. These 3 topics will be delved into in more detail in the class.

navigating life’s changes **closed**

Instructor:  Zena Sulkes

Description: Most of us have been dealt at least one unexpected difficult experience such as a death, health issue, financial reversal, difficulty with family, and _______.”  In this discussion class, I will present a model we might use and will focus on strategies we can use to deal with them in an appropriate manner and with achievable goals.  You may have something you have done that worked effectively in one area, but does not in another area.  You have the opportunity to share and learn.

mah jongg for beginners +

Instructor:  Meril Salzburg

Description: Mah Jongg (commonly referred to as Maajh) is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards, originating in China.  It uses a Card of Official Standard Hands and Rules by the National Mah Jongg League, against which all games are played.  The game is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with millions of dedicated players around the world.   In this class, participants will learn the elementary principles of the game, leading to mastering the fine points of Mah Jongg.  Patience and practice will be repaid many times by the keen enjoyment invariably derived from the game.  Keep your mind active and vibrant by playing Maajh!  

Also, as noted in the course description, the game is played with "Mah Jongg Cards", which cost $8.00 each. Thus any students continuing the game will need to buy this card in order to play, which they can buy from me. I will have cards with me when teaching and then they can purchase them.

coming into the home stretch **closed**

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.

art for the mind (intermediate and advanced)

Instructor:  Catherine Cross

Description: This Zentangle workshop will challenge you with new patterns, and also incorporate more mixed media, such as colored pencils, gel pens, watercolor paint, and watercolor pencil art.  Demonstrations and examples will assist and inspire you to take your zentangles to a whole new level.  Ideas and examples for gifts and keepsakes for giving will also be available.

A supply list will be provided before the class.  Instructor will provide most supplies in order to keep student expenses for supplies under $10.00.

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