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class schedule

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

writing your inner child

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Vassel

DESCRIPTION: Who is your inner child and what does she/he have to say to you? Writing that child's view of the world you lived will surprise you and add a new dimension to your memories, and impact how you feel about life today. Writing Your Inner Child is a fast-paced, poignant, and fun excursion into life as you once experienced it.

DATES: Mondays, September 14, 21, & 28 from 10am to noon

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

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speak with confidence

INSTRUCTOR:  Yvonne Vassel

DESCRIPTION: Do you break into a panic sweat when asked to make a toast, explain a program, or give a speech? If your answer is 'Yes,' then good...that means you are one of millions who fear public speaking more than they do death. These six, fun-filled hours will provide you with tips and tools that will transform panic into confidence, sweat to charm, and help you never fear getting in front of a group again. 

DATES: Mondays, September 14, 21, & 28 from 1pm to 3pm

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

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reading renaissance portraits

INSTRUCTOR:  Ran Yoon

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: Mondays, September 14 from 3pm to 5pm, September 21 from 10am to noon, and Thursday, September 24th from 3pm to 5pm

LOCATION: Cornell Fines Arts Museum

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conversational spanish and survival course; it is not too late to enjoy and learn a second language

INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Mejia

DESCRIPTION:  This course will introduce students to use simple phrases, vocabulary, and conversation to survive in a Hispanic country.  It is never too late to travel and learn about different cultures.  No prior knowledge needed.  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, September 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 3pm to 4:30pm

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 208 on Rollins main campus

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basic photography full closed

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon FULL- 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, September 14, 21, & 28 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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

photography ii closed

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for all camera owners who want to continue their education in basic photography, using their own cameras. The basic photography RCLL course is a pre requirement. This course has class and field work combined. In class 1 we will go over camera functions such as white balance, metering, black & white captures, using fill flash, & more. In class 2, we will do a photo tour of Rollins. The third class will be a review of work and camera options – “how to choose your camera.”

DATES: Mondays, September 14, 21, & 28 from 6pm to 8pm

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

the big five of english romantic poetry

INSTRUCTOR: Alan LaCerra

DESCRIPTION: Imagination, emotion, nature, individuality, rebellion, celebrity, intensity—in literature the word “Romantic” refers not to love but to an early nineteenth-century movement associated with these powerful and perennial ideas. In this class introducing English Romantic poetry, we will read and discuss select poems by the “Big Five” writers of the movement: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats.

      A Word of Caution for the Faint of Heart: As poets who rebelled against restrained reason in favor of intense emotional experience, the Romantics, especially Byron and Shelley, were no strangers to controversy. (Some critics have gone so far as to call them depraved.)

DATES: Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 9am to 10:30am

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

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everyone can be a patient advocate

INSTRUCTOR: Dianne McElroy

DESCRIPTION: Most hospitals have marketing, risk management and patient advocate staff, but operating 24/7 365 days/yr, with limited resources and often conflicting
demands, at times they struggle to provide good customer care. Staff, family, friends, even community volunteers can help improve patient/customer service. No required reading, but class will be given case examples of good and poor customer service and will be invited to provide personal accounts and brainstorm possible solutions.

DATES: Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10:30am to noon

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

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renewable energy: why it's so important and how it can save me money closed

INSTRUCTOR: Joe Baker

DESCRIPTION:  Many people are familiar with some renewable energy terms - solar thermal, Photovoltaic, CSP, wind turbines ("why aren't there wind turbines at the beach? It's always windy there."), behind the meter, net metering, smart grid,..... but very few people understand the degree to which renewable energy can affect them on a daily basis. Class members should be prepared to dig a little deeper behind the newspaper headlines and will be prepared to understand the details of a public discussion about renewable energy and comment appropriately. A genuine interest in the US and Florida electrical energy markets will make the class enjoyable and give the student a deeper appreciation for significant cost savings and lasting benefits to their children and grandchildren.

DATES:  Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10:30am to noon

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

getting online: using the internet

INSTRUCTOR: David Stendel

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 other social media sites, Amazon and other shopping accounts, etc. Participate in online conversations such as blogs, forums, etc. Understand the dangers such as scams and viruses, and how to keep yourself safe while surfing the Internet. Learn how to download content such as pictures, videos, etc. Create videos and upload them to YouTube.

DATES: Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Cornell Social Science Computer Lab room 133 on Rollins main campus

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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, September 15, 22, & 29 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.

history explorers: behind the scenes in winter park full closed

INSTRUCTOR: Joy Wallace Dickinson FULL CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Chartered in 1887 and planned as a resort for Northerners seeking respite from harsh winters, Winter Park boasts a history laced with education and art. We’ll begin with an illustrated introduction at the Holt Auditorium, and explore aspects of its fascinating history with visits to the Winter Park Historical Museum, now showcasing Winter Parks links to railroad history; the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, focus of much information about Winter Park’s African American community; and the recently moved 1885 Capen House and Polasek Museum, which offer windows into Winter Park’s early history and one of its signature artists. FULL CLOSED

Notes: Students drive themselves

DATES: Tuesdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, & 22 10:30 to noon FULL CLOSED

LOCATION: First session, Lawrence Center. Other sessions are on site: Winter Park Historical Museum and the current exhibit—“Whistle in the Distance—The Trains of Winter Park”; the moved and renovated 1885 Capen House at the Albin Polasek Museum; and the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. FULL CLOSED

mah jongg for beginners +

INSTRUCTOR: Meril Salzburg

DESCRIPTION: Mah Jongg (commonly referred to as Maajh) is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards, originating in China.  It uses a Card of Official Standard Hands and Rules by the National Mah Jongg League, against which all games are played.  The game is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with millions of dedicated players around the world.   In this class, participants will learn the elementary principles of the game, leading to mastering the fine points of Mah Jongg.  Patience and practice will be repaid many times by the keen enjoyment invariably derived from the game.  Keep your mind active and vibrant by playing Maajh!   

     Also, as noted in the course description, the game is played with "Mah Jongg Cards," which cost $8.00 each. Thus, any students continuing the game will need to buy this card in order to play, which they can buy from the instructor in class.

DATES: Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, & 29 (not 22) from 10:30am to 12:30 

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

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current events and politics full closed

INSTRUCTOR: Bob DiConsiglio FULL - CLOSED

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

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

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, September 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 1pm to 2:30pm 

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

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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: Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, & 29 (not 22) from 1pm to 3pm

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 1)

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, September 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 3:30 to 5pm

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

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the story of art i: cave walls to cathedral halls

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 Hunter-Artists & God-Kings: Prehistory, Egypt & the Near East; “The Glory that was Greece” and “The Grandeur that was Rome”; and Cathedral Builders.  

DATES: Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 4pm to 5:30pm

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

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navigating the social security dilemma

INSTRUCTOR: Dan Zagata  

DESCRIPTION: 

When should I take Social Security?

Early?

Full retirement age?

How much will I get?

How is it taxed?

Now?

Later?

What happens if my spouse passes away?

How does my health, or that of my spouse, affect my potential benefits?

What are the major changes for 2015?

Who is covered?

Have you asked yourself or others these questions?  Social Security retirement benefits play an important role in helping you meet your retirement income needs.  Apart from WHEN you claim your benefits, there are many options on HOW you collect your benefits.

This course will help you understand how Social Security can affect your benefits and the possibilities you have for optimizing your benefits.  Record any thoughts or questions you may have.  Then you’ll be ready to discuss and develop your Social Security.  This course is ideal for those who have not yet begun taking their Social Security payments.

Did you know that Social Security is one of the few remaining sources of lifetime, inflation-adjusted income?  Originally created after the Great Depression to supplement and provide a safety net in retirement, Social Security continues to provide an essential source of income for many Americans.  How you decide to CLAIM your benefits depends on your goals and financial needs.  Social Security is an important component of a sustainable retirement income strategy.

NOTES: Students would be supplied in class with a Federal Guide to Social Security and a Social Security Workbook for them to take home.

DATES: Tuesdays, September 8, 15, & 22 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Bush 302 on Rollins main campus

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get your ya ya out!

INSTRUCTOR: Danielle Moroux

DESCRIPTION: Are you stuck in life? Do you want to express yourself? Come and Get Your Ya Ya’s Out with this exciting Creative Thinking workshop based on Roger Von Oech’s Creative Whack Pack. This class is geared to promote creative thinking through various writing exercises. You will come away with a finished product I know you will be proud to claim as your own.

DATES: Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

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understanding the pre socratics

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD

DESCRIPTION: A theory of evolution? An atomistic theory of reality? Reality is mathematics? Colorful and innovative, the pre-Socratic philosophers were also rather prescient. In fact, no shortage of their thought continues to influence the way that many think about the world.

This course elucidates and examines the philosophy of several of those pre-Socratic philosophers, including, for example, the thought of Thales, Heraclitus, Democritus and Pythagoras. This class is the first class of a four-part lecture series on ancient philosophy.

DATES: Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 6pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Bush 102 on Rollins main campus

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chair yoga closed

INSTRUCTOR: Pamela Ocana

TITLE: Chair Yoga

DESCRIPTION:  This workshop is designed for those who would like to explore the practice of Yoga and would do so best by working with a little support, while still working out in a manner that will give the practitioner the same benefits available from a regular Yoga class. People who enjoy Chair Yoga include our Golden Senior Citizens, people recovering from health issues and in a journey to reestablish wellness, and in general anyone who would like to learn how to practice anywhere with just a chair!  You will learn: the history, philosophy, and psychology of Yoga; the anatomy and importance of the breath; a complete series of chair poses; and then enjoy a final deep relaxation which may be done sitting or lying down depending on your preference at the moment.  At the end of the workshop you will have a fair understanding of the practice and will have directly experienced its many positive gifts and applications! 

The workshop is open to all.  Please bring a yoga mat or blanket, wear comfortable/relaxing clothes, and do not eat anything heavy for the 2 hours prior to the workshop (a little juice or something similar 1 hour prior is okay).  Thank you!

DATES: Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 7pm to 8:30pm

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

understanding socrates closed

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD

DESCRIPTION: Socrates is universally regarded as one of history's greatest philosophers—this, despite his having left no written works and his having possessed a gift for annoying many of his fellow Athenians. This course elucidates and examines the major teachings of Socrates' philosophy, laying emphasis on Socrates' ethics. This class is the second class of a four-part lecture series on ancient philosophy.

DATES: Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 7:45pm to 9:15pm

LOCATION: Bush 102 on Rollins main campus

adventures with natural dyes

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Cross  

DESCRIPTION: Rust, madder, cochineal, indigo to name a few 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, a completed wallhanging and the confidence to dye at home.  (Participants are invited to bring in a few prewashed 100% cotton items and cotton yarn for dyeing in the bars that will be prepared for the workshop).  An introduction to batik is provided and this technique may be explored.  

Supply fee: $10.00 given to the instructor.  All levels welcome.  If you came to "Dipping into Indigo" you will love this workshop.

DATES: Wednesdays, September 30 from 9am to 4pm

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

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tasting the wine of the beloved: rumi, hafez and other mystical poets closed

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Jacob

DESCRIPTION: Rumi and Hafez are two of the most widely read poets in the world, yet their words seem to be a puzzle to many Western minds. In this class we will attempt to look deeper into the metaphorical messages of love and connection blossoming within the lines of these two beloved mystical poets.

DATES: Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, & Sept. 30 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Lawrence Center September 2, 9, 16 and Crummer 208 on Sept. 30

the venetian school: venetian masters of the 15th & 16th centuries

INSTRUCTOR: Bob Lemon

DESCRIPTION: When did the Venetian Renaissance start?  When did it end? Why did it happen?  What was the relationship between oil paint, commerce, religion and the arts? The course will consider the dynamics of patronage from the Church and the merchant class as we find embodied in the work Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Veronese, Giorgione and Tintoretto.

DATES: Wednesdays, September 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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painting a masterpiece for beginners

INSTRUCTOR: Denise Manara  

DESCRIPTION: Get hands on instruction on how to paint with acrylics! We provide everything you need to complete your masterpiece: the brushes, paint, easel, apron, instruction, and a 18×24 stretched canvas. There is no experience needed! We will guide you step by step. Not only you will take home a beautiful painting, but you
get the chance to meet new people, have fun, and maybe even discover a new passion.

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

DATES: Wednesdays, September 2 & 9 from 1pm to about 4pm

LOCATION: The Winey Wench Oviedo. At The Oviedo Mall, 1760 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765

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drawing for the 'i can't draw' adults

INSTRUCTOR: Lesa Duran-Daher

DESCRIPTION: If you’ve always felt that you were just no good at drawing, that you just didn’t have drawing talent, consider that maybe you just weren’t taught very well. If you have the ability to see and are willing to discard your previous doubts about your ability, I can teach you to improve your drawing skills. I will start at the beginning, so no worries about level of skill. Come have fun!

DATES: Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 2pm to 3:30pm

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

NOTE: Small supply fee of $2 (please bring to instructor on first day)

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creating like the masters! closed

INSTRUCTOR: Maria-Leone Garcia 

DESCRIPTION: We will explore the art of the ‘Masters’ and try our hand at creating in their style. Approximately each week we will look to a Master for inspiration.

Week 1: Collage a la DaDa and Hannah Hoch (Please bring for 1st class: pictures, clippings, ticket stubs, ribbon, quotes, etc. AND a piece of Poster Board, Foam Board, Cardboard or Tag Board, your choice of color or white)

Week 2: Van Gogh Impasto (oil pastels, mod podge & tissues needed)

Week 3: Mosaic like the Byzantines (colored papers of all kinds, aluminum foil, cardboard)

Supplies: We will discuss all items needed during the first class meeting and where to purchase.

DATES: Wednesdays, September 2, 9, & 16 from 4pm to 6pm

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

understanding medicare closed

INSTRUCTOR: Dwight Dale - Florida Blue Assistant Manager & Medicare Expert 

DESCRIPTION: Educational course on the ABCs of Medicare, how Medicare works, Important dates, penalties, and the types of plans that consumers can purchase to work with Medicare. 

DATES: Wednesdays, September 2, 9, & 16 from 6pm to 8pm

LOCATION: Bush Science Center room 123 on Rollins main campus

the art of social media closed

INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer DeWitt

DESCRIPTION: Keeping up with today's social media and new media technology is tough without the fuss of figuring it out for yourself. Learn about the history of the most popular platforms and discuss their impact on society. Figure out which one is right for you. Have fun sharing content and making new friends.  

DATES: Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 6:15pm to 7:45pm

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

criminal law & the constitution

INSTRUCTOR: John Klein

DESCRIPTION: A seasoned Florida criminal defense attorney will offer instruction on the inter-workings of the American Criminal Justice System and the intimate relationship between the U.S. Constitution and our Criminal Judicial Process. Students will be walked through a criminal case from inception to conclusion and will learn the anatomy of the prosecution and criminal defense & the implication of our Constitutional Rights in that process. An evolution of our Constitutional Rights through case law, statutes and rules of criminal procedure will be explored and students will gain a better perspective of the how and why of our system of Criminal Justice.

DATES: Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 6:30pm to 8pm

LOCATION: Oakmonte Village, 1021 Royal Gardens Circle, Lake Mary, FL 32746

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three great russian rulers and the last communist

INSTRUCTOR: Joel Rubin

DESCRIPTION: The first three classes will be about the reigns of Ivan the Dread, who was the first tsar in name and the first Russian ruler who centralized power to govern a unified Russia; Peter the Great, whose westernization of Russia turned Russia into a great power; Catherine the Great, who turned Russia into a great and respected nation. The last class will be about Leon Trotsky, who was the last true Communist whose efforts in the Russian Revolution helped destroy an empire whose greatness faded in ashes and dust.

DATES: Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 10am to 11:30am

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

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renewable energy: why it's so important and how it can save me money closed

INSTRUCTOR: Joe Baker

DESCRIPTION: Many people are familiar with some renewable energy terms - solar thermal, Photovoltaic, CSP, wind turbines ("why aren't there wind turbines at
the beach? It's always windy there."), behind the meter, net metering, smart grid,..... but very few people understand the degree to which renewable energy can affect them on a daily basis. Class members should be prepared to dig a little deeper behind the newspaper headlines and will be prepared to understand the details of a public discussion about renewable energy and comment appropriately.
A genuine interest in the US and Florida electrical energy markets will make the class enjoyable and
give the student a deeper appreciation for significant cost savings and lasting benefits to their children and grandchildren.

DATES: Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Crummer Business School room 220 on Rollins main campus

jewish artist study & project closed

INSTRUCTOR: Sheryl Odza

DESCRIPTION: Join me in finding out about artists and their works. We will investigate their religious influence and learn about their individual styles of artwork. Be prepared to listen then get creative using some of the same techniques of the artist to create your own piece of artwork! No need for any previous art experience. Looking forward to expanding your knowledge about Marc Chagall (drawing), Amadeo Modigliani (painting), and Louise Nevelson (sculpture).

NOTE: For drawing, bring colored pencils, erasers, and drawing paper; For painting, bring paintbrushes and any paints you like (acrylic, watercolor, etc); For sculpture, bring various objects you want to use & a shoebox (items found at Walmart or Michaels).

DATES: Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 from noon to1:30pm

LOCATION: Bush 212 on Rollins main campus

moving on up closed

INSTRUCTOR: Robin Wilson

DESCRIPTION: This class is an opportunity for anyone who suffers from any movement impairment. This would include people recovering from strokes, personal injury issues, arthritis sufferers, Parkinson's patients, as well as people who just have physical issues from getting older. This class is designed to strengthen the body and mind through a series of exercises which incorporates imagination, music and dance.

DATES: Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 12:15pm to 1:45pm

LOCATION: TBA

spanish for beginners! no problem!?

INSTRUCTOR: Ileana Azcunaga

DESCRIPTION: This class is for beginners – 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, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 1:15pm to 2:45pm

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

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strategies for retirement

INSTRUCTOR: Dan Zagata  

DESCRIPTION: This course will show you a conservative approach to wise money management and help you identify lifestyle issues facing retirees. Attendees will learn how to maximize income, investments, Social Security, and retirement plans. This course will show students how to protect their hard earned assets from erosion due to inflation and the possible cost of long term health care.

DATES: Thursdays, September 10, 17, & 24 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Bush 310 on Rollins main campus

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french

INSTRUCTOR: Rafik Accad

DESCRIPTION: Students will have fun learning the basics of conversational French which include: Greetings, general expressions, numbers, time, dates, eating and drinking, etc . . .

At the end of that course, we will take an optional field trip and go to a French restaurant like “Chez Vincent” or “Café de France” and practice with real French speaking people (This field trip is Dutch treat). 

DATES: Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 6pm to 7:30pm

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

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the philosophy of religion: theories and methods of religious inquiry

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD

DESCRIPTION: What is religion? How should we examine its phenomena? Does its content reduce to one phenomenon? Does one field, area or discipline provide the best explanation for religion's essence— if it has one? Each of these is an enduring philosophical issue.

This course elucidates and examines the various means by which prominent thinkers from multiple disciplines have endeavored to explain and to evaluate religion, over the past two hundred years. Theoretical and methodological approaches covered include philosophical, phenomenological, literary-historical, theological, psychological, sociological, and socio-economic inquiries into religion.

This class is the first class of a three-part lecture series on philosophy of religion.

DATES: Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Bush 102 on Rollins main campus

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chair yoga closed

INSTRUCTOR: Pamela Ocana

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed for those who would like to explore the practice of Yoga and would do so best by working with a little support, while still working out in a manner that will give the practitioner the same benefits available from a regular Yoga class. People who enjoy Chair Yoga include our Golden Senior Citizens, people recovering from health issues and in a journey to reestablish wellness, and in general anyone who would like to learn how to practice anywhere with just a chair!  You will learn: the history, philosophy, and psychology of Yoga; the anatomy and importance of the breath; a complete series of chair poses; and then enjoy a final deep relaxation which may be done sitting or lying down depending on your preference at the moment.  At the end of the workshop you will have a fair understanding of the practice and will have directly experienced its many positive gifts and applications! 

The workshop is open to all.  Please bring a yoga mat or blanket, wear comfortable/relaxing clothes, and do not eat anything heavy for the 2 hours prior to the workshop (a little juice or something similar 1 hour prior is okay).  Thank you!

DATES: Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 7pm to 8:30pm

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

exploring visual arts and ideas: picasso, dali, warhol

INSTRUCTOR: Trig Johnson, PhD

DESCRIPTION: Artists can be difficult to understand. Certainly, this applies to three painters the names of whom are virtually synonymous with the art movements that they championed: Picasso (Cubism), Dali (Surrealism), Warhol (Pop Art). What exactly was going on behind those Breton shirts, that flamboyant mustache, and the platinum fright wig? What philosophies, attitudes and creative methods influenced what these renowned artists called... "art"?   

This course explores the cognition of these painters, bringing to light how each artist's ideas influenced his art (and vice versa). Espousing a method of inquiry equally cognitive-psychological and aesthetic-philosophical in orientation, it examines, in particular, how these artists' commitment to multi-disciplinary influences impacted their creativity, and, with that, transformed their cultural milieu.  

DATES: Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 7:45pm to 9:15pm

LOCATION: Bush 102 on Rollins main campus

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what is history? closed

INSTRUCTOR: Kevin Herlihy

DESCRIPTION: This course will look at how history has changed in the West from ancient Greece and Rome to modern times. What has motivated the study and writing of history? How have perceptions about history changed? Why is history important?  If you are interested in ideas, points of view and how imagination works, this is the class for you. 

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

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio on main campus

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communication, disability, and social justice closed

INSTRUCTOR(S): Anne M. Stone and Marissa Corrente

DESCRIPTION: This is a course designed to examine the attitudes and perceptions of and toward persons with disabilities, how communication creates and perpetuates an inaccurate and unjust depiction of disabled persons, the communicative behaviors of persons who are disabled and nondisabled during interactions, and how theories of communication and social justice can illuminate how this socially interactive inequity may be remedied. Across the semester, we will participate in service activities that will
enhance our learning.

DATES: Fridays, September 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 9am to 10:30am

LOCATION: Bush 123 on Rollins main campus

elements of bridge i

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: This class will focus on 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: Fridays, September 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 12pm to 1:30pm

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

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elements of bridge ii closed

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: This class will offer a continuation of Bridge I. If you know how to value a hand and the essentials of bidding and playing, you are welcome to join the class.   The class will provide some techniques and simple play.  This is perfect for someone who played in the distant past.

DATES: Fridays, September 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 2pm to 3:30pm

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

your body is talking to you. are you listening? closed

INSTRUCTOR: Maryanne Palumbo  

DESCRIPTION: Learn the easy way to identify your body’s preventative signals and how to respond. Applying these solutions, for every budget, will allow you to age with vitality. Among topics discussed are the role of dehydration, inflammation, stress, lymph cleansing, acid/alkaline balance, electrolytes, pain cycle, fluid retention, scar restrictions, medication and alternative care. Explore a variety of massage techniques that improve your health from Swedish massage to MediCupping and cranial
detoxification. Consider gentle effective therapies i.e. positional release, and aromatherapy functions, as well as home care tips for calm relief. Find out how to locate a specialty massage therapist anywhere in the USA. What you don’t know about your body signals can really cost you!

DATES: Saturdays, Sept 12th, 19th, & 26th from 9am to 11am

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

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