Lend your VOICE

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

class schedule

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

florida: visions of paradise from the spanish to the present

Instructor: Marci Arthur

Description:Whether traveling by Spanish galleon, by RV's, or by airline, generation after generation has come to Florida with hopes of restoration or re-creation. From Ponce de Leons mythological quest for the fountain of youth or Spanish explorers seeking riches,to Creek Indians escaping British domination or African slave finding freedom, to 19thcentury travelers escaping industrial cities, and 20thcentury tourist basking in unfettered leisure. Waves of immigrants have carried to Florida having dreams of a new life in paradise. Such visions have profoundly reshaped the peninsulas history and culture. In each group, they seemed obsessed with writing about their experiences.

follow the bouncing ball all: you ever wanted to know about the real oldies but! goodies (singing required)

Instructor:Amado Bobadilla

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

children's literature for grandparents

Instructor: Alden Moe, Ph.D.

Description: This workshop will cover the selection, evaluation, and use of trade books published for children ages 2 – 12.  It will include the discussion of classics from 40 – 60 years ago and many, many of the newer, award winning books from among the thousands of children’s books now published yearly.  Books for preschool children, picture books for all ages, and chapter books will be shared and discussed.  We will cover: the importance of book selection and the importance of grandparents (and other significant adults) in the book selection process; categories of children's books with many examples in all areas; sources of information on new books; award winning books in all categories; how to share books with children, such as reading aloud, etc; what makes a book appealing to children at varying age levels; and the selection of "informational" books in science, mathematics, history, music, arts, etc.

technology in a global environment: business, the government & you

Instructor: Alden Moe, Ph.D.

Description: This workshop will cover the selection, evaluation, and use of trade books published for children ages 2 – 12.  It will include the discussion of classics from 40 – 60 years ago and many, many of the newer, award winning books from among the thousands of children’s books now published yearly.  Books for preschool children, picture books for all ages, and chapter books will be shared and discussed.  We will cover: the importance of book selection and the importance of grandparents (and other significant adults) in the book selection process; categories of children's books with many examples in all areas; sources of information on new books; award winning books in all categories; how to share books with children, such as reading aloud, etc; what makes a book appealing to children at varying age levels; and the selection of "informational" books in science, mathematics, history, music, arts, etc.

get by in french

Instructor: Charlotte Trinquet, Ph.D.

Description: This course is especially designed to introduce French for travelers and tourists. Students will learn some important basic French notions such as presenting yourself, asking and finding your way around, ordering in a restaurant, shopping and counting in Euros. Students will also be exposed to contemporary French basic culture and behavior in order to best prepare for an eventual trip to France.

quieting the inner critic

Instructor: Lezlie Laws,Ph.D.

Description: What creative project are you postponing?  Do you long to write a certain story?  Paint or draw? Organize your family pictures? Create a garden? Build a playhouse? In this course you will re-commit to personal expression and artfulness in your life and fire the inner critic.You will learn: how your brain sabotages creative efforts, and several techniques to silence the critical inner voices how obstacles, both inner and outer, keep you from creative practice how unconscious habit patterns entrench these obstacles without your even knowing it four easy strategies to break the habit patterns that create obstacles (and one very challenging one!) how to develop an action plan to establish creative authority in your own life.

fitness through motion & imagination

Instructor: Robert Sherry & Robin Wilson

Description: This ground-breaking program offers the participant the opportunity to proactively achieve physical and mental fitness by fusing dance with their own imagination. Cutting-edge research has uncovered evidence indicating that when we utilize imagination in conjunction with movement, our brains create new pathways, that build in a redundancy that overcomes brain diseases like Parkinson’s, M.S., and Alzheimer’s.  In fact, participants in the studies reported “better health, fewer doctor visits, and less medication usage, more positive responses on mental health measures, and more involvement, by and large, in life activities.” Beginning with the proposition that there is no wrong movement, this course is open to all. Our bodies need to move!  The class, performed to live piano accompaniment, begins with the participants in chairs and proceeded to upright movement (although a seated option is always available).  The chairs create a sense of support, and allow participants to experiment and expand their movement range from a steady and reliable base.  Participants will be encouraged to approach this movement exploration with an open the mind and heart.  This allows everyone an opportunity to enjoy an imaginative, individualized, movement experience.

psychological trauma & recovery

Instructor: David Richard, Ph.D.

Description: Survivors of traumatic events often experience a myriad of psychological symptoms that are both unexpected and difficult to manage.  In this course, we will review the different reactions to trauma and how they are manifested.  We'll also discuss effective treatments and what individuals later in life might do to make peace with traumatic events that happened years ago.