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: intermediate/advanced chess

INSTRUCTOR: Larry Storch, Life Master Chess Player

DESCRIPTION: Know how to play Chess but you want to step up your game? Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. The most powerful piece is the queen and the least powerful piece is the pawn. The objective is to 'checkmate' the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. Learn from a master!

DATES: Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10am to 11:30am

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

NOTE: Please purchase this chess set online (less than $10): http://www.uscfsales.com/regulation-tournament-chess-piece-and-chess-board-combo-single-weighted.html

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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, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10am to 11:30am

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

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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.

DATES: Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10:30am-12:30pm

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

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bridge for beginners

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: For centuries men and women have played bridge of intellectual and social enjoyment.  We will look at the basic elements so you understand the basics of bridge; the bidding and playing of the hand.  In the short time we have we will explore enough of the concepts and terms to help you decide whether you would like to learn more about Bridge.  We will play some hands open to help us all see the proper course of action.  You should expect to know if it something you would like to pursue, but do not expect to be a Bridge Master in four classes.

DATES: Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 from noon to 1:30pm

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

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intermediate mah jongg

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 more about hands and rules on game playing, strategy and scoring. Keep your mind active and vibrant by playing Maajh!   

DATES: Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 1pm to 3pm

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

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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, June 13, 20, & 27 from 1pm to 3pm

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

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new: advanced mah jongg

INSTRUCTOR: Meril Salzburg     

DESCRIPTION: Advanced Mahj classes to demonstrate ways to analyze your tiles, use your brainpower, hone your skills and practice competition games, and hope for some luck too. 

Work to improve your play of this classic game of strategy, information on rules of play, ways to win, and essential errors to avoid as well as the etiquette to follow during a game. Build upon known strategies to create a winning strategy of your own.

DATES: Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

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photography ii

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon

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, June 13, 20, & 27 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

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new: the hidden symbolism of northern renaissance art

INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Tate Boles

DESCRIPTION: Did you know symbolism is a hidden game in Northern Renaissance Art?  Are you interested in finding the key to unlocking these paintings and being in the know?  Come enjoy solving the mysteries that so many understood during the 15th century in the Netherlands.  See what the three great artists of this period, Robert Campin, Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, created and hid for you to find.

DATES: Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6-7:30

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

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new: write your first novel

INSTRUCTOR: Peter Telep 

DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will embark on an exciting and humorous adventure into the world of writing novels in any genre. Your humble tour guide, Peter Telep, author of over forty books and collaborator with the late Tom Clancy, will help you hone that fiery passion in your soul that’s urging you to write your story. You’ll learn to create vivid settings, dynamic characters, and compose dialogue that’s crisp and believable. You’ll also review classic plot structures like the Hero’s Journey and screenwriting paradigms (as they apply to fiction). But wait. There’s more! You’ll even participate in breathtaking “multimedia extravaganzas” (PowerPoint presentations). We’ll bring written work to class, engage in small group workshops, and read short passages aloud so we can marvel over our brilliance. And if that weren’t enough, we’ll even discuss the business side of writing and tricks to manage your time and enable your creativity. Our ultimate goal, of course, (in addition to world domination), is for you to finally pay attention to those voices in your head and do something productive with them: write your first novel.

DATES: Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Cornell Social Science room 226 on Rollins main campus

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new: haunted by the bard: ghosts in four famous tragedies by shakespeare

INSTRUCTOR: Alan LaCerra

DESCRIPTION: We will discuss the roles of the ghosts in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Richard III by examining excerpts from the plays.

DATES: Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10:30am to noon

LOCATION: Cornell Social Science room 167 on Rollins main campus

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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, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10:30am 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, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 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

INSTRUCTOR: Bob 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 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, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 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 office

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel

DESCRIPTION: Explore the different applications available via Microsoft Office such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Learn the basics of using the different applications to create e-mails, letters, presentations, spreadsheets, and other documents. Acquire how to add other content to your documents such as pictures. Learn how to save and convert your documents into other formats such as the Portable Document Format (PDF).

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

DATES: Tuesdays, June 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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your life in words (part ii)

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Vassel

DESCRIPTION: This class is most appropriate for those who have already begun the process of writing/recording a Life Story, or taken Part I of Your Life in Words. It will function as a guided group where writing exercises are given, your efforts shared, group feedback elicited, and you are assisted through the personal challenges that often arise when delving into past events, as well as the difficulty of putting the pieces together in a coherent, interesting narrative. This class will keep you on the road to
completing your project. 

DATES: Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 1pm to 2:30pm

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

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new: introduction to humanism. a primer on the history, philosophy, and goals of humanism

INSTRUCTOR: Steven Bechtel

DESCRIPTION: Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism of other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity. This is but one of the many definitions of Humanism. The Course is designed to provide the student a general understanding of what Humanism is (and what it is not), the role of Humanism in history, the core principles of Humanism, and what Humanism offers the individual and society.

The Course will discuss the history of Humanist ideas and their role in the development of the Modern World. It will explore the meaning and scope of the Humanist lifestance in the contemporary era. The instructor will suggest reading materials that will be discussed in class and will present videos for discussion.

DATES: Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 4pm to 5:30pm

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 dilemma

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.

DATES: Tuesdays, June 7, 14, & 21 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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

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new: f. scott fitzgerald’s the great gatsby

INSTRUCTOR: Ryan Hudnall

DESCRIPTION: When Time Magazine included The Great Gatsby in their list of “100 All-Time Novels,” they declared: “The Great Gatsby lays bare the empty, tragic heart of the self-made man. It’s not only a page-turner and a heartbreaker, it’s one of the most quintessentially American novels ever written.” Perennially chosen for high school and college reading lists, generations of Americans have discovered the story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his obsessive drive to win the heart of Daisy Buchanan.

This course, which is presented in a seminar format, will allow students the opportunity to read, learn, and reflect together as we investigate this great American novel. We’ll explore the ways in which Gatsby reflects themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, and social upheaval. We’ll discuss how Fitzgerald created a portrait of the Jazz Age. And we’ll explore why Gatsby has been described as a commentary on the American Dream. Finally, this course will examine why Gatsby remains one of the masterpieces of literary modernism. And so, “old sport,” get ready to visit a time when cars were new inventions, cocktails flowed like water, and jazz was all the rage.

DATES: Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

Required Course Text: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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introduction to existential philosophy

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD, MA, MSt

DESCRIPTION: What is the human situation? Is there any certainty in life? Is there any purpose and meaning to life? Why not commit suicide? These are but a handful of the questions posed by the perennially popular philosophy that is existentialism. This course entertains such questions vis-à-vis an elucidation and examination of the tenets of prominent existential philosophers, such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Sartre.

DATES:  Tuesday's, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Bush Science Center room 123 on Rollins main campus

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indigo

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Cross

DESCRIPTION: Hands on fun with demonstrations to experience and learn about the history of Indigo in the Southeast United States and around the world.   Learn about the indigo dyeing process for a variety of mediums and have a hands on experience dying your own yarn or fabric.  You will see blue in a whole new way. Supply fee: $10.00 made payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Details for workshop:

9:00-10:30, Viewing of Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo, a feature-length documentary (79 minutes) about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia.  The documentary share the current day phenomenon that is taking place reviving indigo in projects that are intended to improve life in their communities, preserve cultural integrity, improve the environment and bring beauty to the world.

10:30-Noon, Introduction  to Shibori  techniques that involve using rubber bands, hand stitching, wood and clamps to create unique designs will be shared.   During this time participants will learn about tools, techniques and methods for engaging with the dyeing experience, creating a dye vat and ways to be able to enjoy the process when they go home.  After the introduction participants will begin engaging with the folding process for dyeing after lunch.

Noon-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-4:00 Complete hands on creative indigo dye immersion time.  Ending time may be determined by the group.  If the additional hour is needed then we can create until 6:00.

Participants may bring 100% cotton pre-washed old or new items to dye including old textiles, yarns, denim jeans, tee shirts, scarves, towels and linens.   Each participant will receive a square yard of cotton fabric and a cotton scarf to explore techniques as part of the $10.00 supply fee.

In addition, participants should plan to wear clothes during creative times that they do not have to worry about if the dye gets on them.  Gloves and aprons will be provided.

All dye products, containers, gloves, floor protection, drying racks...anything pertaining to the dye process is provided.  

DATES: Wednesday, June 1 from 9am to 4pm

LOCATIONS: Winter Park Presbyterian Church, The Art Room, 400 S. Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792

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synoptic gospels gospels according to mark, matthew and luke

INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Gerard Barker

DESCRIPTION: This workshop explores what some biblical scholars are learning and proposing regarding the Synoptic Gospels such as:

The development of the Synoptic Gospels- what are the sources, who is the audience, when did these Gospels evolve and what are the primary differences and similarities between these three Gospels.

  1. What can we learn from other literature, oral traditions and written trends from the time period before and during the Gospel development period.
  2. What can we know about the historic person, Jesus, from these Gospels.
  3. When did these Gospels become a part of the Biblical Christian Testament and how did this occur.
  4. What do we know and not know today about other documents concerning Jesus that were not included in the Christian Biblical Testament.

This workshop will include information presentations, a review of pertinent source documents and open discussions about the information presented.

DATES: Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 10am to 11:30am

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

NOTE: There will be reading and reference materials provided at sessions for the attendees. This workshop does not involve a theological or religious approach to the subject and the information presented. 

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criminal investigation/ basic forensic science ii

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

DESCRIPTION:  This course is a continuation of Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science.  We will go into additional areas that time did not permit in the first course. This will include more on the forensic sciences, interviews and interrogations,  death investigations and child abuse. Prerequisite for this class is to have taken part 1 already.

DATES: Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 10am to 11:30am

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

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cultural dancing

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel  

DESCRIPTION: Learn basic dances from around the world. Dances may include individual, partnered, or group dances. No dance partner required, but couples are encouraged. Come out and get some exercise!

DATES: Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 1pm to 2:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 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, June 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 2pm to 3:30pm

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

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new: memory for a lifetime

INSTRUCTOR: Joanna Flora

DESCRIPTION: In this course, you will learn about the different types of memory and how memory works. You will also learn about factors that can affect memory (attention, organization, aging, etc). Finally, you will learn and practice several strategies for improving memory for simple things such as misplacing items and/or more complex things such as long lists and tasks. All you have to do is remember to show up for class!

DATES: Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

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community engagement: 101

INSTRUCTOR: Gregory Jackson

DESCRIPTION:  Are there community issues that you would like to help change, but have no idea where to start? This class will explain how to work collaboratively with and through groups of people to address community issues that you care about. Learn how you can become engaged as a means to positively affect your community and its members. This is a highly interactive, introductory course that will introduce students to community partner organizations and spark additional opportunities for ongoing engagement

DATES: Wednesday, June 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

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florida: a land remembered

INSTRUCTOR: Anne Gardepe

DESCRIPTION: This class will cover 100 years of Florida history using Patrick D. Smith’s award-winning novel, A Land Remembered. We will read and discuss the novel in 4 sections as we follow three generations of the fictional Mac Ivey family. Each week’s lecture will relate to one theme of the book, including early pioneers in Florida, Seminoles, the cattle and citrus industries, and the cost of progress. An optional field trip to the Orange County Regional History Center with emphasis on aspects of the book will be arranged as a culmination of the course.

DATES: Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 10am to 11:30am with optional field trip on the 30th 

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 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, June 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center, room B, 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, June 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 11am to 12:30pm

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio on Rollins main campus

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new: guided meditation for everyday life

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Bernstein

DESCRIPTION: The guided meditation will last around 25 to 30 minutes. There will be a class introduction, and time for questions before beginning, as well as at the end.

Eastern meditation teachings - without exception - teach us that all events in our lives, can be experienced only one of two ways: with conflict, stress, doubt, restless mind, etc., or, with peace of mind . . . with Spiritual vision.

Meditation helps us experience life more and more with peace of mind because: it helps us to dis-identify from our past stressful conditioning and “automatically” begin to choose for a more peaceful way of experiencing our everyday lives. This class can be especially beneficial for those who have taken the intro to meditation class because it helps one practice, reinforce, and in that way, experience the teachings. Robert is a 15 year meditation teacher, certified, Integral Yoga Institute, NY.

DATES: Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 1pm to around 2pm. 

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

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new: intro to microsoft word

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create a variety of documents such as brochures, envelopes, flyers, letters, newsletters, outlines, etc. Acquire how to add other content to your documents such as pictures, spreadsheets, and other documents. Learn how to save and convert your documents into other formats such as the Portable Document Format (PDF). If time permitting, create forms and merge them with other data to print mass mailings.

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

DATES: Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 1pm to 2:30pm

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

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new: from a great war to some great jazz

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION: This course examines the causes and events leading to the US entry into WWI.  It will consider the fundamental changes that occurred because of the Great War and the loss of progressivism and innocence when it was all said and done.  The class will consider how the political and cultural landscape changed in the 1920s, beginning with a rejection of progressivism as evidenced by the election of Warren Harding on a slogan of “Return to Normalcy.”  America was tired of reform and war.  The class also looks at the impact of the automobile, women’s suffrage, and prohibition.  Moreover, it explores the cultural revolution of the Harlem Renaissance and its musical form, Jazz. 

DATES: Thursdays, June 16, 23 & 30 from 2pm to 4pm

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

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progressivism and the beginnings of modernity

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION: This course examines the private and public response to the unbridled urbanization and industrialization associated with the Gilded Age.  It will reject the notions of Social Darwinism and put forward an argument that man (and women) through government can solve the problems plaguing society, economy and the nation.  In doing so, it will look at the private efforts (such as, the Settlement House Movement), state efforts and the elevation of progressivism to the national level with the presidencies of TR, Taft and Woodrow Wilson.   It will also look at early shifts in legal thought away from the absolute adherence to “liberty of contract” and economic substantive due process.  Finally, with the conclusion of the class, we see early markers that resemble today (bans on child labor, income taxes, workers’ compensation, women’s suffrage and the direct election of Senators).

DATES: Thursday, June 16, 23 & 30 from 4pm to 6pm

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

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become a social media pro

INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Walton

DESCRIPTION: Get out there, get online, and get active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and more! You’ll learn how to set up accounts; personalize your settings and privacy levels; create unique and dynamic content; connect with friends, family, and interest groups through following, commenting, and posting; sync and schedule your posts to improve impact and efficiency; and generally find your niche out there in social media cyberspace. By the end of the class you’ll not only have several active social media accounts with lots of original content, but you’ll also have all the context, expertise, jargon, and confidence needed to expand and enhance your online social life. 

DATES: Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 4pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: Bush Science Center Computer Lab room 310 on Rollins main campus

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introduction to postmodernism

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD, MA, MSt

DESCRIPTION: Postmodernism is widely recognized as the dominant philosophy in the world today. Film, painting, music, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, psychology (for example)—each routinely champions postmodern values in the postmodern cultural milieu. This course explicates the intellectual-historical foundations of postmodernity, brings the postmodern ethos into bold relief, and entertains philosophical issues pertaining to postmodern thought and culture.

DATES: Thursday's, June 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

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new: dance the one step

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel  

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

DATES: Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 10am to 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, June 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 10:30am to noon

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio (NOT the Theatre, but the Dance Studio) on Rollins main campus

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new: cultural dancing

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel  

DESCRIPTION: Learn basic dances from around the world. Dances may include individual, partnered, or group dances. No dance partner required, but couples are encouraged. Come out and get some exercise!

DATES: Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 1pm to 2:30pm

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

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painting a masterpiece for beginners

INSTRUCTOR: Denise Manara  

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, June 10 & 17- 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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