Class Schedule

From painting to current events, writing to law, March 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.

historic preservation: its history, its significance, and its meaning to our quality of life

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Jack Lane/ Casa Feliz Board of Directors

DESCRIPTION: History has shown that there is a powerful relationship between a city’s quality of life and its commitment to historical preservation and in turn historic preservation is possible only when it is supported by an informed citizenry. The purpose of this course is to explore the nature of historical preservation, how tangible and intangible characteristics create a strong feeling of sense of place, and what Historic Preservation means to the our quality of life.

The first class will present a brief history of historic preservation and how to identify historic architectural styles that have contributed to our heritage. The second class will identify the types and styles of historic landscapes and selected landmarks in the city of Winter Park. The third class will explore Casa Feliz, its history, how it was saved, how it has been restored and how it serves as a model for historic preservation. In the final class, participants will bring present different styles of architecture in their own neighborhoods followed by a discussion about how we all can contribute to preserving our historical heritage.

DATES: Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Casa Feliz House, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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alternative medicine: vitamins? herbs? massage? meditation? acupuncture? energy medicine? spinal manipulation? yoga?

INSTRUCTOR: John Sutherland, M.D.  

DESCRIPTION: Do you use or are you interested in non-mainstream medical care, which can be complimentary and integrative to regular medical care? Evidence of benefits and the reasons people use alternative medicine will be discussed, as well as safety, current regulations, cost, and quality measurements. The usual doses of supplements will be defined. 

DATES: Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 207 on Rollins main campus

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improving our bridge game

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: This class is a follow up to Bridge II and is designed for all bridge players who do not identify themselves as “Masters” .   If you are interested in developing strategies for success concentrating on Rebids, Overcalls, Discarding Losers, Takeout Doubles, and The Stayman Convention, this class is for you., Playing of sample hands will be followed by analysis, as well as hands dealt from the decks.

DATES: Mondays, March 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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resolving the dilemas of ethical living cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: We live in a time when we continually discover issues where we are required to face the ethical collapse all around us. Ethics is not a luxury, but central to our survival. We will explore the language of ethics and how we decide what is right verses right?  That is the critical question particularly when we look at some contemporary issues in our society that many not have been an issue fifty years ago. Should unmarried teenage girls use the pill?  Should computer software
be protect from unlicensed copying? Should the diminishing sea urchin population along America’s Atlantic cost be protected? The class will also create their own ethical questions for discussion or they may be in the current media when the class meets?

DATES: Mondays, March 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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mah jongg for beginners + closed

INSTRUCTOR: Meril Salzburg CLOSED

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, March  7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10:30am-12:30pm

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

bridge for beginners

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: For centuries men and women have played bridge for intellectual, social enjoyment as well as in a competitive setting. We will look at the basic elements so you understand the basics of bridge - the bidding and the playing of the hand. In the short time we have we will explore enough of the concepts and terms to help you decided 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 is something you would like to pursue, but do not expect to be a Bridge Master in four classes.                           

DATES: Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 12pm 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, March  7, 14, 21, & 28 from 1pm to 3pm

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

NOTE: Cap at 16

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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, March 7, 14, & 21 from 1pm to 3pm

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

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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, March 7, 14, & 21 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

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women and the wage gap in american history cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless CANCELLED

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: Mondays, March 14, 21, & 28; from 4pm to 6pm

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

from subjects to citizens, from colonies to a nation: revolutionary america and its lasting impact in the early national period

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION: This course examines the critical causes and key events that led to the American Revolution.  In doing so, it considers how the British colonists found the intellectual and social baggage to envision their break from England as in keeping with their rights as Englishmen.  With that said, it will also demonstrate the truly revolutionary nature of the break with the past, while ushering in a brave new world.  Finally, it will consider how the lasting impact of the competing narratives of the American Revolution continued through the creation of a second government and into the early fights over what this new document meant for rights of the people and the power of a new national government.

DATES:  Mondays, March 14, 21, and 28 from 4pm to 6pm

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

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philosophy of psychology

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD, MA, MSt

DESCRIPTION: This class explores the metaphysical, epistemological and anthropological assumptions that underlie the psychological theories of the influential twentieth-century psychologists Skinner, Freud, Jung, and Maslow.

DATES: Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 108 on Rollins main campus

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life as a civil war soldier closed

INSTRUCTOR: Ken & Connie Gleason CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Young men clamored to go to war in both the North and the South. They thought it would be a lark to defend their ideals. Little did they know they would be at war for 4 long years. They left farms, families and businesses to fight for what they believed in. How did they prepare? How did they survive? We will look at Army life in camp and in battle. Classes will review The New Soldier in the Army; The Soldier at Camp; and The Soldier in Battle.

DATES: Tuesdays, March 1, 8, & 15 10am to 12pm

LOCATION: Westminster Winter Park (Parry’s Corner), 1111 South Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792

kickboxing for longevity closed

INSTRUCTOR: Tim Hetz     CLOSED

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, March 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Alfond Sports Center, Hall of Fame Room (2nd floor) on Rollins main campus

current events and politics i

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, March 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 11am to 12:30pm 

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

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the spiritual vision of kahlil gibran

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Jacob

DESCRIPTION: The Prophet and Kahlil Gibran - This class will introduce the class to the spiritual literary work of the famous Lebanese writer and poet Kahlil Gibran. He is most well known for his influential book, The Prophet, yet Gibran wrote many other books that delve into the depths of spiritual wisdom and his own unique take on the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

DATES: Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, & 22 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

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: King v. Burwell (ACC subsidies); Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage) impact on religious liberty; Hobby Lobby case; Immigration cases and executive orders; separation of church and state; Second Amendment; 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, March 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 1pm to 2:30pm 

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

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the big band serenade 1920s 1960s

INSTRUCTOR:  Arnold Breman

DESCRIPTION: The music, history and the performers that made this one of the most popular musical era’s of the 20th Century. Some of America's greatest musicians led or performed with the Big Bands including: Paul Whiteman, Rudy Vallee, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa, Peggy Lee, Dorris Day, Guy Lombardo and dozens of others.

DATES: Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 2pm to 3:30pm

LOCATION: Crummer Business Building room 220 on Rollins main campus

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the period eye: how did 15th century florentines “read” a painting?

INSTRUCTOR: Bob Lemon

DESCRIPTION: In Florence of the early 1400s, only about 15 percent of the population could read and write, as we know it. Yet, nearly everyone went to church and knew well the tales of the Old and New Testaments. They learned their Bible literature visually – from paintings, frescoes and sculpture. How did they ‘read’ the art of their time? What did they see when they looked at a painting? When they viewed religious art, it is likely they saw something very different from what we see when we look at the same pieces. Explore the 15th-Century art of Florence through the eyes that saw it in that place, at that time.

DATES: Tuesdays, March 1, (not the 8th), 15, 22, & 29 from 4pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: University Club, 841 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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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, March 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 4pm to 5:30pm

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, March 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

the ancient cities of mexico: a(ztec) to z(apotec)

INSTRUCTOR: Stacy B. Barber

DESCRIPTION: Take a tour of four amazing ancient cities: Monte Albán, Teotihuacan, Chichen Itzá, and Tenochtitlán. These four cities, all now World Heritage Sites accessible to the public, were among the most important urban areas in the world prior to AD 1550. In this course, we will undertake a whirlwind virtual tour of the ruins these cities have left behind.  Topics include art, architecture, urban planning, government, and everyday life. This course is ideal for anyone with a love of history or
archaeology, as well as those planning—or returned from—a trip to Mexico.

DATES: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 9:30am to 11am

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

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memory improvement

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Frederick B. Lee

DESCRIPTION: In this class you'll learn to use your brain better by creating pictures in order to improve your memory tremendously. You'll learn how to memorize facts, jokes, numbers, passwords, birthdays, to-do-list, names, and everything you would like to keep in your mind. The first hour of this class will start with a little test and at the end you'll be amazed at what your memory can do for you. We'll discuss special needs in improving the memory. With Dr. Lee's special interactive seminar presentation and your participation, you'll understand how the synapses in your brain are working. Your family and friends will be amazed about your good memory.
Previous classes accomplished a stunning 80% - 90% in remembering facts and names.
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DATES: Wednesdays, March 9, 16, & 23 from 11am to 1pm

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

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how to manage difficult behaviors of grandchildren and strengthen family relationships

INSTRUCTOR:  Robert Groleau, M .Ed

DESCRIPTION: We will explore together methods of how to manage difficult behaviors in grandchildren and strengthen family relationships. Topics for discussion will include: When is it your right to make rules? Why ‘rules without a relationship’ equals rebellion.  How to set limits and remain a loving grandparent.  When grandparents and parents disagree.  Parenting styles and simple methods of discipline that address: sibling rivalry, whining, arguing, melt downs, and apologizing.  How
grandparents can teach by modeling, social skills and values that impart positive attitudes and respect. Finally, grandparents will leave having known how to instill the kind of character in grandchildren that can help build strong families for a strong community for a strong nation.

DATES: Wednesdays, March 9, 16, & 23 from 10:45am to 12:45pm

LOCATION: Bush Science Center room 208 on Rollins main campus

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getting online aka using the internet closed

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Learn about the largest database and network in the world, i.e., the Internet. Find out how to set up and use e-mail, Facebook and Google+, etc. Understand the dangers such as scams and viruses, and how to keep yourself safe while surfing the Internet. Learn how to download content such as pictures, videos, etc. If time and equipment permitting, create videos and upload them to YouTube. Requirements: Basic understanding and ability to use computers, especially Windows 7.

DATES: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 11am to 12:30pm

LOCATION: Olin Lakeview Computer Lab room 225

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: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 11am to 1pm

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

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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: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, (plus optional field trip for interested students to the Orange County Regional History Center on March 30); 1pm to 2:30pm

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

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speak with confidence closed

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Vassel CLOSED

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: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 1pm to 2:30pm

LOCATION: TBA

speed reading (read faster, understand more)

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Frederick B. Lee

DESCRIPTION: Using a computer program, you’ll learn techniques to separate the most important ideas from the less important to help you read faster, comprehend more and get to the core faster. If you want to improve mostly your comprehension or you just want to speed up – my special training helps you. This training will guide you through various steps of different techniques, especially suited for your needs (whether it is speed or comprehension). You’ll do more than 100 exercises and you’ll improve your comprehension or speed or both.

DATES: Wednesdays, March 9, 16, & 23 from 2pm to 4pm

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

NOTES: Additional lab fee of $10. Please make check payable to Dr. Frederick Lee

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how to relate to your grandchildren

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Groleau

DESCRIPTION: Grandparents, get ready to have some fun in this workshop. There are ideas for every grandparent and grandchild to enjoy together. Whether they live close by or far away, you’ll discover the secrets of how to get and stay connected with your grandchild. Gain 101 fun things to do and learn why and how your involvement
can make a difference and a legacy never to be forgotten.   Topics for discussion: Grandparent’s Role and Styles, Discipline Differences (parents vs. grandparent), Spoiling, Keeping Peace with your In-laws, What to say and what not to say to your own children, & Language of Story Telling.  

DATES: Wednesdays, March 9, 16, & 23 from 2pm to 4pm

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 220 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: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 3pm to 4:30pm

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

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how to read music and play instruments part ii closed

INSTRUCTOR: Peri Sedigh CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: For those who have taken part I or who have some musical background/experience playing a recorder, otherwise they should take part 1 first. Participants in this workshop should bring their recorder and music book to class that they received.  Students will continue to 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] 

DATES: Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 4pm to 5:30pm

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

the psychology of religious experience

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD, MA, MSt

DESCRIPTION: Many persons have had at least one deeply “spiritual” or “religious” experience. This class examines empirical psychological research about "revelatory" or "numinous" (and the like) religious experiences, in particular. Specifically, it focuses on the cognitive-psychology entailed in persons’ interpretations of the source(s) of inspiration and religious modes (ways) of knowing.

DATES: Wednesdays, March 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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rollins honors students & their research

INSTRUCTOR: Rollins College Honors Senior Seminar Students (Professor Eren Tatari)

DESCRIPTION: Come listen and enjoy an intergenerational experience where Rollins senior Honors students talk about their research and answer your questions.

DATES:  Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 6pm to 7:30pm 

LOCATION: Busch Science Center room 102 on Rollins main campus

NOTE: This class is Free!!!

nazi germany: the holocaust and its lasting effects part i closed

INSTRUCTOR: Gary Prager CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: This class will learn about the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany and its impact on the Jewish community of Germany. In an informal round table discussion, all the events leading up to the creation of the Nazi State will be addressed, including the inability of the other Western Countries to foresee the tragedy that lay ahead.

Everyday life in Germany from 1933-1945 will also be examined, exploring how the average German’s life was affected by the war. It should be noted however, that the plight of the Jews will be emphasized as it was they alone who were primarily singled out for discrimination and, ultimately, for a final destruction.   

We will also discuss the American entry into the conflict, with emphasis on the strong feelings for non-involvement in the European conflict. This conversation will include the role of perpetrators, victims, and bystanders in concentration camps across Poland and other parts of Europe.

It is my intention to engage the class throughout the program and to make the time spent as informative and mentally stimulating as possible. To add a topical aspect to the meetings, areas of recent research will also be introduced. This class will not shy away from controversial topics when appropriate, and expressing personal opinions and unique views will be encouraged and respected.

On a personal note I have a lifetime interest and knowledge of the Holocaust. My Father fled to England from Poland just before the War began, and most of his family perished in Poland under Nazi rule. I currently act as a Docent at the Maitland Holocaust Memorial and Research Centre, where I guide visitors around their permanent exhibit. I have a passion for this subject and hope that my enthusiasm will encourage others to learn and explore the history of Nazi Germany.

DATES: Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 9am to 10:30pm

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

painterly prints closed

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Cross CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Monotype techniques without a press. Learn fun and inspiring ways to create your prints.  Supply: $10.00 made payable to the instructor.

DATES: Thursdays, March 10 and 17, from 10am until 1pm

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."

how the food advertising industry manipulates america’s eating habits closed

INSTRUCTOR: Barbara J. Smith, RN, BA, MA CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: In this course we will take a light-hearted trip through the history of the food advertising industry and it’s metamorphosis into the “big brother” manager of all things nutritional.  We will take a look at the evolution of the food pyramid and food labels and the industry’s ability to bend valid research related to these recommendations to its own ends.  Along the way we will explore some truths as well as some myths regarding food supplements, examine the government’s role in regulating the food industry, and using methods discussed in this course, learners will gain the tools necessary to become informed shoppers and thus beat advertisers at their own game.

DATE: Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 10am to 11:30am

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

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nazi germany: the holocaust and its lasting effects part ii

 INSTRUCTOR: Gary Prager

DESCRIPTION: This class will serve as a continuation of  the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany and its impact on the Jewish community of Germany. In an informal round table discussion, all the events leading up to the creation of the Nazi State will be addressed, including the inability of the other Western Countries to foresee the tragedy that lay ahead.

Everyday life in Germany from 1933-1945 will also be examined, exploring how the average German’s life was affected by the war. It should be noted however, that the plight of the Jews will be emphasized as it was they alone who were primarily singled out for discrimination and, ultimately, for a final destruction.   

We will also discuss the American entry into the conflict, with emphasis on the strong feelings for non-involvement in the European conflict. This conversation will include the role of perpetrators, victims, and bystanders in concentration camps across Poland and other parts of Europe.

It is my intention to engage the class throughout the program and to make the time spent as informative and mentally stimulating as possible. To add a topical aspect to the meetings, areas of recent research will also be introduced. This class will not shy away from controversial topics when appropriate, and expressing personal opinions and unique views will be encouraged and respected.

On a personal note I have a lifetime interest and knowledge of the Holocaust. My Father fled to England from Poland just before the War began, and most of his family perished in Poland under Nazi rule. I currently act as a Docent at the Maitland Holocaust Memorial and Research Centre, where I guide visitors around their permanent exhibit. I have a passion for this subject and hope that my enthusiasm will encourage others to learn and explore the history of Nazi Germany.

DATES: Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 11am to 12:30pm

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

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INSTRUCTOR: Sue Burns CLOSED

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, March 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 12 to 1:30pm

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

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guided meditation

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Bernstein

DESCRIPTION: Eastern meditation teachings - without exception - teach us that all events in our lives, can be experienced only in 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 dis-identify from our past stressful conditioning. Meditation helps us gradually and “automatically” begin to choose for a more peaceful way of experiencing our everyday lives.

DATES: Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 1pm to 2:15pm 

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

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animal communication in depth

INSTRUCTOR: Jo Maldonado, Animal Reader

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: Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 3pm to 4:30pm

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

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INSTRUCTOR: Dan Zagata, CFP, CLU, ChFC CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: More than 15 million American are caring for an individual living with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. As a caregiver you may likely manage your loved one’s finances. This course will cover the five topic financial management framework recommended by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab: asset, income and insurance, banking administration, and care management.  We will also cover the three stages of decline, the ten stress symptoms, as well as the circle of resources available to you during this difficult and stressful time.  An elder care attorney will be present during one of the sessions to answer any questions you may have. Week 1: Stages of Decline and Stress Symptoms; Week 2: Five Topic Financial Framework; Week 3: Resources Available to Help & Advice from an Elder Law Attorney.

Each person’s situation is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all strategy.  For this reason and due to the nature of the material, questions about your own personal situation cannot be answered during the class. The instructor will gladly be available to anyone who has personal questions during a private consultation at his or her request.  The consultation will be provided at no charge and without obligation.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: Thursdays, March 3, 10, & 17 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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

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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 the instructor.

DATES: Thursdays, March 10 and 17, 6:00pm until 9:00pm

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."

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: Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 7pm to 8:30pm

LOCATION: Westminster Winter Park (Stover Center), 1111 South Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792.

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

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INSTRUCTOR: Areeji Zufari CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: So often, women are left out of the history books. But, in this class, we will dig into some of the most famous and influential women in Islamic history, including Aisha, Fatima, Zubayda, and others.

DATES: Fridays, March 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 10am to 11:30am

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

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, March 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 11:15am to 12:45pm

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio on Rollins main campus

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jack kerouac and the beat generation

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Jacob

DESCRIPTION: Jack Kerouac and The Beat Generation - Jack Kerouac was an influential American writer who was part of a group of writers, artists, and musicians who became known as The Beat Generation.  There are many stories, legends, attitudes and theories about The Beat Generation, yet the best way to try to gain an understanding of what they were trying to accomplish with their literary, artistic and spiritual work during the 1950's and 60's is to delve deeply into their work and contemplate their ideas.

NOTE: This class will include a field trip (car pool) to the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando.

DATES: Fridays, March 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 11:30am to 1pm

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

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INSTRUCTOR: Margarita Valenzuela CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Will review present, past and future tenses. Now, students will be introduced to other verb tenses, expanding in subjunctive present tense.  Prior exposure a must. This will be a challenging class to discover beauty on a new language, and experience reading and understanding Spanish. Reading and pronunciation will be emphasized.  

DATES: Fridays, March 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 12pm to 1:30pm

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

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