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class schedule

From painting to current events, writing to law, October offers a number of interesting and compelling classes for our friends. Classes will be held at the Hamilton Holt building, the Rollins Campus, Westminster Winter Park Towers, Oviedo Mall,  and other locations. Each course is $65.

thomas merton

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Jacob

DESCRIPTION: Thomas Merton is one of the most famous and influential Christian writers who ever lived.  In this class we will study the spiritual evolution of his life, which includes excerpts from several of his books and documentaries on his life.  We will see what we can learn from his early bohemian life, to his years as a Trappist monk, to his questions on community, his travels, and studies in Zen.  Through his journey---we shall inquire into the nature of our own journeys.

DATES: Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Bush 301 on Rollins main campus

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use your ipad, iphone, smart phone, android, or tablet to take great pictures

INSTRUCTOR: Sheryl Odza

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, croppings, and positioning plus simple editing techniques using your phone or tablet. 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.

NOTE: Bring the device you want to learn about!

DATES: Mondays, October 5, 12, & 19 from 10am to noon

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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your life in words (part i)

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Vassel

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: Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 108 on Rollins main campus

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mah jongg for beginners + (closed full)

INSTRUCTOR: Meril Salzburg CLOSED FULL

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 the instructor.

DATES: Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 10:30am to 12:30pm 

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

elements of bridge ii closed

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: This class will focus on a continuation from Bridge 1 including basic elements such as the value of cards, requirements for bidding, appropriate responses, and the importance of communication between the partners playing.  Any play during the class will be with open cards to facilitate learning.  This brief introduction to Bridge will let you know if it is something you wish to pursue as a recreational activity.

DATES: Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 12pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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

DATES: Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 1pm to 3pm 

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

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, October 5, 12, & 19 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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: Monday, October 5; Wednesday, October 7; and Monday October 12 from 6pm to 8pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

animal communication closed full

INSTRUCTOR: Jo Maldonado CLOSED - FULL

DESCRIPTION: If you have ever wondered what your dog or cat is thinking, why that squirrel crossed your path, or you work with animals, this class is a "must do." In this 4 week series students will learn how to “hear” what animals are saying and receive information from them, and how to send and communicate information to them! Students will work with photos of animals, hands on exercises, and with a live animal guest or two. The Central Florida Zoo and the Great Pyrenese Rescue will be bringing animals to this class.Class contents will include, but is not limited to:

Using your “Other Senses”

Knowing Animal Behavior

Developing Your Own Language

Reading through Their Eyes

Recognizing Energy

Levels of Communication

Acknowledging your Blocks

Enhancing Your A.C. skills

Communicating with your Body Language

Communicating with your Thoughts

Communicating with your Voice

Communicating with Body Mechanics such as how fast your blood moves or your heart beats.

DATES: Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 6:30pm to 8pm

LOCATION: The Lawrence Center, 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (1st floor corner entrance, literally on the corner of New England & Knowles)

jews in american history

INSTRUCTOR: Murray Toborowsky

DESCRIPTION: This course begins with teaching about the three waves of Jewish immigration into America; the Sephardic, then German, followed by the East European. We will discuss the impact that Jews had on America and where and when Jews began coming to America. We cover questions such as was Columbus Jewish? How did a famous old western sheriff wind up with a Jewish wife? What Jewish family owned Monticello longer than Thomas Jefferson? Why was this 19th century Jewish business man's portrait hanging in many Southern African American homes? What effect did the Hebrew Bible have on the Puritans The objectives are to create pride for our American Jewish heritage and conclude the course with knowledgeable students who understand the roles that Jews have played in the creation of the American fabric for over three-and-a-half centuries. 

DATES: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 108 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, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Bush 201 on Rollins main campus

small clay works for the garden closed

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Cross

DESCRIPTION:  Markers, plaques, small sculpture, windchimes come to mind as students consider their options for building small works with clay.  Students will utilize hand-building techniques, learn about tool use, underglaze and glaze, expand their vocabulary and leave with clay pieces fired in the kiln.   Students will have the opportunity to choose what they would like to make from a variety of offerings that are within the small works curriculum, both functional and decorative and holiday works for the garden.  Working with clay provides wonderful fine motor benefits for our hands while engaging our minds with the creative process.  The only requirement for this class is a willingness to laugh and have fun.  Supply fee $10.00, collected at first class for each session to cover the six hour program.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, & 20 from 10am to noon

Location: Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 400 S. Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792 - Turn at the corner of Dundee and Lakemont driving past church and park in the lot behind the church near the playground.  The class will be held in the Art Center.  

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, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 11am to 12:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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“organic” foods & “whole” foods– some chemistry & physiology of health closed

INSTRUCTOR: Sunny Ferrero  CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: What does “organic” really mean, and what doesn’t it mean?  What is a “whole” food, and does this term refer to more of a continuum rather than a specific state?  How might these types of foods differ chemically, anatomically and nutritionally from “conventional” foods and food “products?” All factors that disqualify a food from receiving an “organic” label will be explored in depth, discussions will address differences in nutrient proportions in whole foods versus certain food products along with health implications, and interactive activities may involve food label analysis and tastings comparing (for example) organic versus conventional carrots, spinach, or blueberries.

DATES: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 11:30am to 1pm

LOCATION: Watercrest of Lake Nona, 9682 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando, FL 32827

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, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 1pm to 2:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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tai ji quan: moving for better balance (phase 2)

INSTRUCTOR: Sue Burns

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. Please wear comfortable clothing.

DATES: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 3:30pm to 5pm

LOCATION: Westminster Winter Park, 1111 South Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792

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part 2: conversational spanish and survival course closed

INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Mejia CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: This course will build upon the simple phrases, vocabulary, and conversation to survive in a Hispanic country learned in the September course. It is never too late to travel and learn about different cultures. The class will consist of vocabulary, phrases, pronunciation, and present tense. Students will create dialogues using different situations in groups. All students will be encouraged to speak Spanish in class.

DATES: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 3:30 PM to 5 PM

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 223 on Rollins main campus

the story of art ii: masters of the renaissance & baroque

INSTRUCTOR: Roger Barrows

DESCRIPTION:  The Story of Art is the story of humanity—of human thought and experience.  Besides possessing a power to move us both emotionally and intellectually, art serves as a visual record of where we have been and what we’ve been feeling and thinking.  This course (a.k.a. “Art History Lite”) explores selected western masterpieces from the beginning of human creativity through the first decade of our current century.  This month, we consider the Great Masters of the Renaissance (“What a piece of work is man”), the Baroque (“Power & Glory”), and Rococo & Neo-Classicism (“Rhyme & Reason”).

DATES: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 4pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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introduction to ethical theory

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD

DESCRIPTION: What principles, if any, should decide the morality or immorality of behavior? Are there universal ethical principles to which every right-minded person should subscribe? Is there an ultimate source of ethical value—science and/or God, for example? When it comes to ethics, is it "all relative"? Enduring questions in the history of philosophy, one's position on them carries direct implications for one's prescriptions for how oneself, and others, should conduct the business of living.

This course centers upon popular normative ethical theories, engages their meta-ethical presuppositions, and brings to light how the twain influence the criteria for the philosophical evaluation of morality-related behavior.  Philosophers consulted include, for example, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Mackey, Bentham and Mill.This class is the first class of a two-part lecture series on axiology.

DATES: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Bush 164 on Rollins main campus

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understanding plato

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD

DESCRIPTION:  “Plato”—you know the name; do you know what the philosopher taught? Plausibly history's most influential philosopher, Plato penned a thought whose far-reaching impact continues to stimulate philosophical reflection and to inspire creative contributions to the arts and sciences.

This course elucidates and examines the basics of Plato’s thought, addresses persistent myths about that thought, and relates it to developments in philosophy and other liberal arts. This class is the third class of a four-part lecture series on ancient philosophy.

DATES: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 7:45pm to 9:15pm

LOCATION: Bush 164 on Rollins main campus

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an introduction to how the internet (cyberspace) works

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Joel Crichlow

DESCRIPTION:  Have you ever wondered how Google can answer your questions about almost anything in what seems like seconds? Or how you can send text, pictures, audio, and video to almost any place in the world by just making a few key strokes or clicking some e-device? We are all amazed and spoiled by the information sharing capabilities that now form a ubiquitous part of our lives. This course will give you an introduction to some of the key principles and systems which make all of this possible. How and where is this information stored and why the many security breaches.

DATES: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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african american history in winter park and eatonville

INSTRUCTOR: Cyria Underwood, Fairolyn Livingston, and Mary Daniels.

DESCRIPTION: This class examines the rich African American history in Winter Park and Eatonville presented through the eyes and voices of those who lived it. The course will include study of the histories, historic photographs, and public art that is part of the permanent collection at Hannibal Square Heritage Center. The history of Eatonville as the oldest incorporated African American municipality in the US will be explored at the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts. Other topics covered include the history and influence of Black Churches in Winter Park and Eatonville and the establishment of the Ideal Women’s Club and its social, cultural, and economic impact.

NOTES: Participants from West Winter Park and Eatonville will be able to participate at no cost through a generous scholarship provided by the Winter Park Health Foundation and the Hamilton Holt School. At check out, you will see an Eatonville check box in the payment button.

DATES: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: First and second sessions at Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL.  Third and fourth sessions at Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, 227 E Kennedy Blvd, Eatonville, FL 32751.

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memory improvement full closed

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Frederick Lee   FULL CLOSED

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 check your present memory; then I’ll give you hints on how to do better. 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 80% - 90% in remembering facts and names.

DATES: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, & 21 from 11am to 1pm

LOCATION: Crummer 208 on Rollins main campus

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, October 7, 14, & 21 from 11am to 1pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center room A (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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cooking full closed

INSTRUCTOR: Marci Arthur FULL CLOSED

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, October 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 11am to 1pm

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

historical images of queen elizabeth i cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Kevin Herlihy CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: Elizabeth has captured the imagination of many in literature and film. In this course we will look some specific areas and explore how historical and literary images of Elizabeth have changed over the years. So if you are interested in the Virgin Queen or just interested in her time period, this is the course for you.

DATES: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 11:45am to 1:15pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

painting a masterpiece for beginners closed

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: Wednesdays, October 7 & 14 from 1pm to about 4pm

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

dutch masters: art for the merchant class of holland

INSTRUCTOR: Bob Lemon

DESCRIPTION: The course will present a brief social history of the period of the House of Orange and the Counter-Reformation in Western Europe.  How did these movements influence the visual arts?  How did the new medium of oil painting reflect recent scientific discoveries? We will discover answers to these questions and more in the painting of Hals, Vermeer and Rembrandt

DATES: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 1:30pm to 3pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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speed reading

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Frederick 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, October 7, 14, & 21 from 2pm to 3:50pm

LOCATION: Crummer 208 on Rollins main campus

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

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the psychology of motivation

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Bobby Hoffman

DESCRIPTION:  Using a conversational and engaging style, this course reveals how knowledge of motivational science explains behavior of ourselves and others. You will learn applied motivational principles and strategies designed to enhance personal, professional, and organizational performance and growth.

DATES: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 3pm to 4pm

LOCATION: Westminster Winter Park, 1111 South Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792 (Stover Center 3)

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visual journal! closed

INSTRUCTOR: Maria-Leone Garcia CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Description: Students will need to purchase a sketchbook of their choosing (Michaels, JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby) and bring pencils, glue stick, markers, gel pens, crayons, scissors, pictures, magazine clippings etc. the first day of class. We will learn the art of Journaling with a Visual twist. Create a book of your inspirations, ideas, thoughts, travels or aspirations. Learn to LOOK for patterns, colors, textures in all things relevant to your life. Inspiration and creativity will abound. No skill necessary!

DATES: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, & 21 at 4pm to 5:50pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

what was i thinking – steps to getting involved in local politics closed

INSTRUCTOR: Gregory A. Jackson, Jr. Esquire CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Proposed Course Description: As many seniors transition from their business life, during retirement many have a desire to become more involved in their communities through the political process. This course will provide seniors with a step-by-step guide of what they can do to become involved in politics, either as a community advocate or an actual candidate in a small local race.

DATES: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 108 on Rollins main campus

what is self publishing?

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Cross
 

DESCRIPTION: How would you like to get published?  Do you have a story to share with family or friends?  During this class students will be introduced to what is available in the self publishing arena.  We will explore options, talk about advantages and disadvantages to self publishing and work together to go through the steps to publish a book together.  Be prepared at the first class with a story, poem, photograph or illustration to share.  Writing tips, inspiration and lots of fun will be on the agenda.  All levels of experience are welcome.

DATES: Thursday, October 1 from 9am to 4pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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how the food advertising industry manipulates america’s eating habits

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

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.

DATES: Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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save energy, save money! closed

INSTRUCTOR: D. Brent Sauser, AIA, LEED AP CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: This class will answer the questions:

Does "going green" really matter?

What does sustainability mean?

How did we get to where we are today?

What is and isn't working around the world?

How does conserving energy save money?

What are some affordable ways to conserve energy? 

We will review how renewable technologies are contributing to help satisfy the increasing power demands without depleting our non-renewable resources.  We will discuss how each of us can benefit by going green.  We will discover energy saving products, materials, and systems that will reduce energy consumption, and lower our monthly energy bill. The student will leave with a greater awareness regarding sustainability and how to save money by saving energy. Students are encouraged to check out the website: www.NetZeroMax.com  for low cost energy saving suggestions and current renewable energy information.  

DATES: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, & 22 from noon to 1:30pm

LOCATION: Bush 212 on Rollins main campus

handling life's changes

INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Williamson

DESCRIPTION: Participants will rate themselves using a Life Stress Inventory to assess their current level of functioning. Topics will include dealing with family, social, health and financial issues. Some positive ways of dealing with personal concerns will be discussed.

DATES: Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 from noon to 1:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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part 2 of spanish for beginners! no problem!?

INSTRUCTOR: Ileana Azcunaga

DESCRIPTION: This class is for beginners, but a continuation of what we learned in September – it is not meant to substitute a grammar course or university course. If you have previously taken a Spanish course, this class may not be advanced enough for you. It is meant for someone who is traveling abroad for fun and would like to learn a little bit of Spanish before they leave – or wants to impress his or her neighbors! Or perhaps you are visiting Miami sometime soon!?

This class will get you on the right track with some conversational Spanish. I hope you are not shy because we will be diving right into it with role-playing and very fun activities for the whole class! Come to class with lots of energy and ready to learn!

DATES: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, & 29 (not 22) from 1:15pm to 2:45pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center room A (next to Holt building), 200 E. new England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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abraham lincoln and the jews

INSTRUCTOR: Murray Toborowsky

DESCRIPTION: We will discuss the first meeting of Lincoln with early Jewish Immigrants in the Midwest, and how Lincoln helped the Jews when they were expelled from parts of the South during the Civil War. We will also look in to how a Jewish friend loaned him a jacket so he could take a picture as well as how Lincoln got a Jewish Confederate soldier out of prison to visit his dying father. We will delve in to why Jews mourned so hard after his Lincoln’s death and learn more about Lincoln and the Jewish Chaplaincy Controversy.

DATES: Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 2pm to 3:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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beginner yoga & relaxation cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Okonski CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: Yoga and Relaxation– a study of basic yoga movements and positions which contribute to flexibility, strength, and relaxation. A yoga mat and standard yoga block are required to participate.

DATES: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 4pm to 6pm

LOCATION: 170 West Fairbanks room 112 CANCELLED

introduction to islam

INSTRUCTOR: Areeji Zufari

DESCRIPTION:  This course will introduce you to the religion of Islam, its ideology, its fundamentals, and its impact on the Middle East. Our discussions will lead the way as we discuss the multiple aspects of the world’s second largest religion.

DATES: Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Bush 228 on Rollins main campus

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the bach festival society of winter park presents “a closer listen”: the companion class to the upcoming music of the americas concert

INSTRUCTOR: Sunni Witmer

DESCRIPTION: Whether you are an experienced concert-goer or new to the classical music scene, this concert companion course will enhance your musical experience and shed new light on the music to be performed at the Bach Festival Society concert, Music of the Americas, on October 17, 2015 in the Knowles Memorial Chapel on the Rollins College campus. Tickets to the concert will be offered to students of this course at a discounted price. In this course, we will learn biographical information about each composer, as well as the history of each composition. We will listen and analyze, and then discuss what we are hearing. Guest soloist, Juan Tomas Martinez, will also give us an in-class presentation. Attending the concert will be part of the course, so you can put your new knowledge to use!

DATES: Thursdays, October 1, 8, & 15 from 6pm to 8pm with optional show on Saturday, October 17

LOCATION: Keene Hall room 101 on Rollins main campus

NOTE: Tickets for Music of the Americas can be purchased and are available at a 15% discount (details to follow). The concert will be held in the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins. 

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the philosophy of religion: religious epistemology

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD

DESCRIPTION: Billions of persons claim to know a god or gods. With that, they often insist that one should commit one's life to such a reality. For the philosopher, and for thinking person in general, such claims raise the question of the means by which one knows such "truth". Is it, for instance, a matter of revelation, reason, conscience, faith, nature, intuition, an inerrant word, religious testimony, religious authority and/or psychedelics?

This course systematically elucidates and examines two theories of religious knowledge which often underwrite claims to knowledge of Reality: revelation and religious experience. It takes as its object of inquiry the basic epistemology of the world religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Along the way, it entertains issues pertaining to the extent to which one can rightly lay claim to the veridicality of religious knowledge. This class is the second class of a three-part lecture series on philosophy of religion.

DATES: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Bush 102 on Rollins main campus

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the fundamentals of estate planning & probate: what every senior should know

INSTRUCTOR: Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq. and Hallie Zobel, Esq.

DESCRIPTION: Join local law partners Hallie Zobel and Merrell Bailey of Your Caring Law Firm for this informative series on the fundamentals of estate planning and probate. This fun, interactive, and practical class reveals what you always have wanted to know about estate planning and probate. The instructors will use pop-culture examples from movies and celebrities to engage the audience as they illustrate topics such as:

  • What is the difference between a will-based estate plan and a trust-based estate plan?
  • What are the typical legal documents one might see in an estate plan?
  • Why should I care about estate planning?  I’m solidly middle-class, not wealthy!
  • Who has the authority to make financial and medical decisions for me as I age?
  • What is the difference between probate and a trust administration?
  • How do I pass my retirement plan assets?
  • Is there anything my legacy can do to protect my loved ones from creditors, predators, and their own bad choices?
  • How can I prevent my wealth from going to my daughter-in-law’s next husband?
  • How can I avoid “ruining” my grandchildren with an inheritance?

DATES: Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm  

LOCATION: Hauck Hall room 111 on Rollins main campus

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exploring musical arts and ideas: cage and the rise of sonic chaos closed

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: How many generations of persons have deemed a younger generations' music substandard? Today, one often hears lamentations to the effect that today's popular musical compositions are, relative to those of yesteryear, but mere "chaos": poorly arranged, lyrically vacuous (and loudly performed!) exercises in the art of cacophony. 

While it is perhaps better left to aesthetic debate, if also to debate about aesthetics, if the "oldies" do have a monopoly on the "goodies", it is assuredly the case that early 20th century music gave rise to deliberate experimentation in the deconstruction of popular forms of musical composition. This course explores the art and ideas of one such pioneer in that area, that from the controversial rhythmic composer John Cage (1912-92). Situating Cage's music within the historical context of wide-ranging trends and developments in twentieth century music (e.g., Schönberg), this course explores the influence of Cage's musical training, philosophy (aesthetics and ethics), and religious thought on a musical corpus described by many as sonic chaos. Warning/Buyer Beware: Cage's oldies, many of which were composed well over 50 years ago, routinely make music lovers cringe. This class is the second class of a two-part lecture series on 20th century arts and ideas.

DATES: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 7:45pm to 9:15pm

LOCATION: Bush 102 on Rollins main campus

aaa defensive driver closed

INSTRUCTOR: Mike Cullen

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to be a safer driver with AAA. This class will also give you a discount on your insurance. The cost of this course is only $15 to cover the costs of materials.

DATES: Fridays, October 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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, October 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio on main campus

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biblical role models from the five books of moses

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: This class will lead students on a search through biblical history to view familiar names such as Moses, Joseph, Jacob, Miriam, Abraham, Sarah, etc. Were they positive role models exhibiting ethical behaviors?  Participants will be asked to bring their own bible for discussion purposes.  

DATES: Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, & 23 from noon to 1:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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images of ireland in film and poetry

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Hohenleitner

DESCRIPTION:   This class will introduce discussions of 20th century Irish poems by watching selected scenes from 20th century Irish film. We will read individual poems by William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Nuala níDhomhnaill (in translation from the Irish) and Paula Meehan with scenes from films such as Michael Collins, In the Name of the Father, Dancing at Lughnasa, and The Snapper

DATES: Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, & 23 from noon to 1:30pm

LOCATION: Watercrest of Lake Nona, 9682 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando, FL 32827

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understanding our neighbors; a look at judaism christianity, and islam

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: Today’s American melting pot is very different than that of the nineteenth & twentieth centuries.  We compare and contrast the three major that trace their origins to the mideast.  We will explore the role of the clergy, the meaning behind their sacred texts, and their religious practices. Are we more alike than we are different?

DATES: Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 2pm to 3:30pm

LOCATION: Lawrence Center (next to Holt School) 200 E. New England Ave, Winter Park

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an in depth visit to the frank lloyd wright designed campus at florida southern college in lakeland

INSTRUCTOR: Joy Wallace Dickinson 

DESCRIPTION: (Travel between 65 minutes and 90 minutes each way)

Friday, October 23 with possible intro session on Friday, October 16

One of Florida’s National Historic Landmarks, the Florida Southern College Historic District constitutes the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. We’ll join one of the campus’s experienced docents for a tour that begins with a description of Wright’s vision for the campus and the method of construction he chose for the site. Then we’ll walk across the campus to explore the story of each of the Wright-designed structures. Highlights include the beautiful Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, now undergoing restoration, and the Usonian house that now serves as a visitor center and home of exhibits on Wright. Our in-depth two-hour tour takes us inside all of the campus’s Wright structures where possible. Before returning home, we’ll stop for a Dutch-treat lunch (or bring your own brown-bag treats).

DATES: Friday, October 23 with possible intro session on Friday, October 16

Time sketch for Wright field trip

Leave Winter Park at 8:30 a.m. (some research shows 65 minutes, some 90 minutes)

Arrive Florida Southern campus by 10 to get settled for tour

Tour: 10:30 to 12:30

12:45-2:00 or so Brown-bag picnic or Dutch treat lunch in Lakeland

Return to Orlando by 4 p.m.

LOCATION: TBA

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reading renaissance portraits closed

INSTRUCTOR: Ran Yoon CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Looking at some of the best-known portraits created between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, this course discusses various portrait conventions and their development in Renaissance Europe. Topics covered in the class include portrait iconography, methoda, functions and uses, as well as artists’ self-portraits. Highlighted artists will be Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Titian, and Bronzino. 

DATES: Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17, & 28 from 11:30am to 1pm

LOCATION: Watercrest of Lake Nona, 9682 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando, FL 32827

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