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.

the many faces of judaism closed

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: While there are basic beliefs common to all denominations of Judaism, this class will focus on the history of the different sects, their common beliefs, and their differences.  We will address questions such as “Why do some Jews observe two days of a holiday and other Jews only one?”  “What is the role of women in the different branches of Judaism?”  “What is the role of the clergy in the different sects, etc.?”

DATES: Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 10am to 11:30am

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

beginner chess closed

INSTRUCTOR: Larry Storch, Life Master Chess Player CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Have you always wanted to learn how to play Chess? 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, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 10am to 11:30am

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

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

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, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 10:30am-12:30pm

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

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elements of bridge 2

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: This class is designed for students who have taken our Bridge class 1 or a previous class on basic bridge or used to play years ago and need a refresher.  We will explore how the player of the contract designs an okay to bring home the correct number of tricks.  We will play some hands in class and evaluate the hands after they are played to see if the correct contract was big and it can be made.  We will look at strategies for a winning defense and the importance of cueing your partner and other important winning ways.

DATES: Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 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, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 1pm to 3pm

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

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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, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

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basic photography closed

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon CLOSED

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

DATES: Mondays, May 9, 16, & 23 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

new: the gilded age in the united states: bring us your industry

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION: This course examines the rapid economic growth that took place following the Civil War and Reconstruction.  It considers the greed and political corruption associated with the Gilded Age as the pursuit of “free labor” ideology became distorted in an economy that saw the rise of monopolies.  In doing so, it looks at the rise of big business and the challenges these gains posed to farmers, labor and the middle class.  Finally, it fleshes out the shift in legal thought that saw corporations viewed as “persons” and the establishment of “liberty of contract” and economic substantive due process as a way to limit state and federal regulations. 

DATES: Mondays, May 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 4:30pm to 5:50pm

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

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photography ii closed

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon CLOSED

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, May 9, 16, & 23 from 6pm to 8pm

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

new: women artists of the baroque

INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Tate Boles

DESCRIPTION: Did you know well known women artists actually existed as early as the 16th century?  We usually only know Artemisia Gentileschi, but she wasn’t the only one.  Come find out about the women who changed the artistic stage for all the women to follow.  You might not know their names now, but you will after this course. 

DATES: Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6-7:30

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

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new: where have all the flowers gone

INSTRUCTOR: Arnold Breman

DESCRIPTION: The American Folksong Era 1930's -1970's A history of the era, the songs and the famous singers including: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Harry Belafonte, Woody Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul and Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Odetta, and many others.

DATES: Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 220 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, May 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 10am to 11:30

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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easy kicks closed

INSTRUCTOR: Tim Hetz     CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: ‘Easy-kicks’ is a low-impact cardio workout that will help you build better balance, coordination, strength, posture, flexibility, and increased oxygen/blood circulation. It incorporates basic kicking, punching, and blocking techniques while seated and standing. Chairs will be used during the class. Time to get fit and have some fun!

*Wear comfortable/loose clothing, and sneakers or walking shoes. Please bring a towel, and a bottle of water.

DATES: Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 10am to 11:30am

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

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, May 3, 10, & 17, from 11am to 1pm 

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

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the power of place closed

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Jacob CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: This class will explore how our total environment affects the depth and quality of our life.  We will look into where students have lived and traveled to, their hometowns, where they live now, places they might like to move to and how their specific dwelling place, local neighborhood and greater town or city all contribute deeply to who they are and what they are experiencing at this moment of their life.  We will also look at where various artistic movements sprung up---and why.  You will never look at place the same again.

DATES: Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 11:30am to 1pm

LOCATION: Bush Science Center room 212 on Rollins main campus

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.

DATES: Tuesdays, May 10, 17, & 24 from noon to 2pm

LOCATION: Bush Science Center room 102 on Rollins main campus

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current constitutional issues closed

INSTRUCTOR: Bob DiConsiglio CLOSED

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, May 3, 10, & 17 from 1pm to 3pm

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

computer basics closed

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Explorer Windows 7. Learn the difference between click, double-click, and right-click. Learn about Windows Explorer, and create things like folders, files, and shortcuts. Understand what a context menu is. Discuss the dangers such as scams and viruses, and some basics on how to keep yourself safe. Learn about browsers and search engines in order to find answers online. If time and equipment permitting, explore other systems like the iPad.

PREREQUISITES: None.

DATES: Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 1pm to 2:30pm.

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

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basic german closed

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel  CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of reading, speaking, understanding, and writing German. Understand the differences between formal and informal German. Practice having conversations with others concerning introductions, shopping, travel, etc. Explore the German culture and language via the Internet.

DATES: Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 3pm to 4:30pm

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

 

new: us foreign policy in the 19th century and early 20th century

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Farless

DESCRIPTION: This course provides an initial overview of the state of US Foreign Policy from Washington’s Farewell Address through the Gilded Age.  It then considers the economic motivations of the last quarter of the 19th Century for overseas expansion, culminating in the push for an overnightempire with US entry into the Spanish-American War.  As a result of this new stage of US foreign policy, we will look at the debates that raged throughout the US over whether the US should morally consider becoming an imperial nation or was it a betrayal of the American Revolution.  Throughout these developments, the class will look at the lasting impact of the Monroe Doctrine.  This document served as the justification for fighting in Cuba and expanding our influence throughout Latin America with the Roosevelt Corollary, Dollar Diplomacy and Wilsonian interventionism. It also played a key role in our hesitancy to enter into both WWI and WWII.

DATES: Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 4:30pm to 5:50pm

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

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new: studies in philosophy of religion: intellectual atheism

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD, MA, MSt

DESCRIPTION: This course, which takes as its topic typically Western and Middle-Eastern concepts of God, expounds several lines of argument presented by atheists in opposition to the veridicality of those concepts. Sub-issues explored, along the way, include: the relationship, or lack thereof, between faith, revelation, religious experience and reason; the nature of proofs and the criteria to which philosophers often appeal as substantiation for their truth claims; and, the contours of the prominent theistic arguments deemed unpersuasive by the atheist community. Neither to be confused with some fellowship gathering, nor an exercise in proselytization, this course, rather, encourages students to decide for themselves what they believe and, better still, why the believe it.

DATES: Tuesday's, May 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

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new: the royals

INSTRUCTOR: Ryan Hudnall

DESCRIPTION: The British Monarchy has existed, with only short interruptions, for nearly a thousand years. Over the course of this long period of time, the Monarchy has seen its power ebb and flow. Today, the Royal Family is largely a symbolic organization. Yet even without real political power, few institutions or individuals are as instantly recognizable as the Royals. Royal weddings, funerals, and births are global news events. Royal love affairs sustain an entire cottage industry of dedicated tabloid and entertainment journalism. And few events generate more global gossip than a Royal scandal. But what is the point of all of it? What do the Royals actually do? What is their purpose?

 This interactive course will set about examining the role of the modern British Monarchy. We will begin with a short historical overview of the Monarchy, focusing mostly on the current House of Windsor, before discussing the official role of the Monarchy in government. We’ll also talk about the significance of royal duties, ceremonies, and special events. And we’ll discuss the importance of particular members of the Royal Family, including the Queen, the Prince of Wales, Prince William and Harry, Kate Middleton, and the late Princess Diana. Finally, we’ll examine the Royals in popular culture by viewing the film The Queen (and we’ll hold a voluntary discussion about the film afterwards). Taken together, these investigations will not only make you expert Royal watchers, but they will help to give you a much deeper understanding of the historical, political, cultural, and sociological roles of the British Monarchy.

DATES: Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

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terrorism in the united states and around the world

INSTRUCTOR: Chris Schmidt

DESCRIPTION: This class will examine the state of the terrorist threat in real time.  We will look at the current threat inside the United States.  The events in Europe as well as cover the fight against ISIS in the Middle East.  We will look a border security, the status of intelligence community, and our immigration policy.  The class will discuss safety tips in traveling both in the U.S. and overseas.

DATES: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 10am to 11:30am

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

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new: alternative dispute resolution: is it in your future? closed

INSTRUCTOR: Louise Zeuli, MSN, ARNP, Esquire  CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Disputes and conflict are part and parcel of our daily lives, including those with retailers/businesses, strangers, family, neighbors, co-workers, employers and even in our places of worship.  Sometimes we or others advance that dispute to the most commonly and historically established formal arena:  a lawsuit in state or federal court.  However, escalating to a lawsuit or getting "your day in court" is not the only way or necessarily the best way to resolve disputes.  Alternatives to dispute resolution [ADR], i.e., mediation and arbitration, have been successfully developed over centuries in one form or another and embraced worldwide, including the United States.  The purpose of this course is threefold: to learn 1) about the history of ADR, its principles, advantages and disadvantages [the good, the bad and ugly,] 2) common scenarios in which you may have already [unknowingly] agreed to use some form of ADR and 3) some mediation techniques people of all ages can use to deal with and resolve disputes and conflict in their daily lives

DATES: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, & 25 (not 18) from 10am to noon

LOCATION: Bush Science Center room 202 on Rollins main campus

restorative chair yoga

INSTRUCTOR: Liz Papandreas

DESCRIPTION: Join us as we practice postures that focus on lengthening and toning your muscles, while improving your posture and circulation. Chair yoga has all the benefits of regular yoga, like stress relief and combatting fatigue, while also helping joint lubrication, balance and even arthritis! No yoga mat required.

DATES: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 10am to 11:15am

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

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nazi germany: the holocaust and its lasting effects

INSTRUCTOR: Gary Prager

DESCRIPTION: This class will serve as an introduction to 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: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from noon to 1:30pm

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

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your life in words (part 1) closed

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Vassel CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Whether written or spoken, your life story is not an exercise in self-indulgence. Indeed, your story in your words will be a gift to your friends, family and future generations. It is a way to ensure the people, special events, and lessons of your existence do not entirely disappear. Through a combination of short writing exercises, photo and artifact prompts, group discussion, published and recorded visual examples, you will begin the process of compiling a life story. 

DATES: Wednesday, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 1pm to 2:30pm

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

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, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 2pm to 3:30pm

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

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getting to know my non christian neighbors cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: James (Jim) Coffin            CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: A few decades ago, the odds were overwhelming that the family moving into the house next door would be Christian. The only question was whether they’d be Baptists, Catholics, Methodists or some other Christian denomination. But those odds are changing. Although self-described Christians still account for more than 70 percent of the U.S. population, other faith traditions are on the increase. And the fastest-growing religious affiliation in the U.S. is “no religious affiliation.” So just what is the respective worldview of these other faith/no-faith groups? Why not let them speak for themselves? At each session, hear two presenters each give a lively half-hour overview of the main features of their faith tradition/worldview. Then you as a class will have half an hour to ask them questions. In all, you’ll hear eight presenters from eight faith traditions/worldviews: Baha’i, Buddhism, Hinduism, Humanism/Atheism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Unitarian Universalism. James Coffin, Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Central Florida, will serve as the class convener and moderator of the question-and-answer periods.

DATES: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm

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

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beginner spanish

INSTRUCTOR: Margarita Valenzuela

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

(ar-er-ir), reading, spelling, pronunciation and writing.  Will also study past and future tense. 

DATES: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 4pm to 6pm

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

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let's get digital!: saving and securing your digital life closed

INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Walton CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Worried about losing your precious digital photos? Need to get all your old documents on a new computer? Curious about “The Cloud,” Google Drive, or Dropbox? Forget your password or lose your USB drive again? Wary of spam, cyber-fraud, or phishing scams? This class can help! In it you’ll learn the basics of where to keep your digital stuff and how to keep it safe. Afterwards, you’ll be experienced with the best tools and strategies out there for saving, storing, securing, and backing up your digital life’s work, and (just in case!) fully prepared for any unannounced digital catastrophe.  

DATES: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 4pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: Olin Library room 225 on Rollins main campus

golf closed

INSTRUCTOR: John Koestner CLOSED

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, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 9am to 10:30am

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

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: Thursday, May 12 from 9am to 4pm

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

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adventures with natural dyes closed

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Cross CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Rust, madder, cochineal, indigo, black walnut, turmeric and a few other vegetables and flowers will be on hand to enhance the learning and dyeing process as participants learn new ways and expand skills with natural dyes.  History of dye use, ways to create beautiful fabric designs incorporating traditional and experimental techniques will be covered.  Expect to leave with recipes, new ideas, test samples and the confidence to dye at home.  

Supply fee: $10.00 paid to instructor on first day of class.

All levels welcome.  If you came to "Dipping into Indigo" you will love this workshop.  Past participants in the Adventures with natural dyes come on out and join the fun.  We will be exploring new dyes in the vats.

DATES: Thursday, May 19, from 9am to 4pm

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

personal finance closed

INSTRUCTOR: Elliot Raphaelson CLOSED

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

DATES: Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 10am to 11:30am

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

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INSTRUCTOR: Sheryl Odza CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wondered, “How do I use this thing and take pictures?” We will learn how to use the basics of the technology to take beautiful photos. We will also learn framing, cropping, and positioning plus simple editing techniques using your phone or tablet. We will learn about editing a photo using our phone plus options of downloading Apps. Also learn how to share them on Email, Facebook, texting, or posting. We will go over basic elements of composition and use surrounding area for photo subject matter. No need to have prior knowledge of photography.

DATES: Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Bush Science Center room 102 on Rollins main campus

NOTE: Bring the device you want to learn about!

 

new: israel, the palestinians and the arab israeli conflict

INSTRUCTOR: Gary Prager

DESCRIPTION: This will be a class that will deal with the origins of the conflict and will examine how all sides were directly affected by International events that directly influenced the region. Areas to be covered will include the origins of Zionism and the Jewish resettlement of the Holy Land as well as the impact this has had on the existing Palestinian population. The British Mandate will also be covered as well as the growth of the Arab Nationalist movement in the area. Finally the wars that have taken place between Arabs and Israelis will also be examined in depth. There is no doubt that this is an emotive subject and I will endeavor to teach this as impartially as I am able. All viewpoints will be covered and opposing views will be treated with respect. It is my intention to be fully engaged with the class and to encourage open and respectful discussion.

DATES: Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 11am to 12:30pm

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

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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, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 11am to 12:30pm

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio on Rollins main campus

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INSTRUCTOR: Robert Bernstein CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: In this class we will look at meditations fairly recent acceptance and use in the Western world, and how it arrived . . . with the Beatles. 

This class is perfect for those new to meditation, as well as those wishing to review and strengthen their present practice. You will receive a complete overview of meditation: what it is, what it says, how it works. You will receive instruction in several meditation methods so that you may find one that feels right for you. We will discuss what a mantra is, as well as benefits of its use. You will be helped in selecting a mantra.

Meditation isn’t a miracle, it’s a method. With a regular meditation practice you can have less stress, worry, racing mind, no matter your life situation. It isn’t that problems go away, it is that you can “gradually learn” to see them differently, to see them from a peaceful mindset. Robert is a 15 year meditation teacher, certified, Integral Yoga Institute, NY.

DATES: Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 1pm to 2:15pm 

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

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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 some of the dangers such as scams and viruses, and the basics on 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.

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

DATES: Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 1pm to 2:30pm

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

new: doodle by design i – pattern play closed

INSTRUCTOR: Barbara Verchot CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Creating doodles is a great way to relax. When you join this class you will start by learning the basic concepts of the elements and principles of design.  Then using that knowledge, you will practice creating patterns.  Your creativity will be released as you use these patterns and see them dance across the page and morph into lovely artistic expressions - beautiful doodles. By the end of the course you will experience the joy of creating your own unique and beautiful doodles.

DATES: Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 1pm to 2:30pm

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

NOTE: Students will need to purchase materials - 90 lb or heavier hot pressed paper & graduated tip pigment liner markers such as Staedtler. Bring scrap paper as well. 

new: studies in german idealism: hegelian metaphysics closed

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD, MA, MSt CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: The philosophical system of G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831) is widely considered the most expansive and robust articulation of reality ever penned. It is, accordingly, notoriously difficult to comprehend. This course familiarizes students with the key metaphysical and epistemic underpinnings of Hegel's philosophy in particular, vis-à-vis the metaphysics-related and epistemic-related claims of that other towering intellect and proponent of German idealism, Immanuel Kant.

DATES: Thursday's, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

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french

INSTRUCTOR: Rafik Accad          

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

DATES: Thursdays, May 5, 12, & 19 from 6pm to 8pm

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

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

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

DATES: Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, & 27 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, May 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10:30am to noon

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio (not Theatre but Dance Studio) on Rollins main campus

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new: zen: this is it, or is it?

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Jacob

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DATES: Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 11:30am to 1pm

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

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INSTRUCTOR: Denise Manara  CLOSED

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, May 13 & 20- 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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