July 2014 Classes

-- July 2014 Class List --


Below is the list of classes for July.

To register for any of these classes, please go to the REGISTRATION FORM.

Navigating the Medicare Website: Questions and Answers  **CLOSED**

Instructor: Zena Sulkes
Description:

Participants will be encouraged to bring whatever portable device they have – laptop, i-pad or other tablets, smart phones, etc.  We will explore the world of Medicare through the website so you can be knowledgeable about its use and be prepared for open enrollment which is just around the corner. Did you know you can register your drugs in a safe government source so that you always have an up to date list?  Did you know that you can see your record at any time and find out the amount paid to any provider and when?  If we can’t find the answers to all your questions, I will know where to find them.

Dates & Location: Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10am to 11:30am
Hamilton Holt School Auditorium

Stories of Central Florida’s Past: Fascinating
Floridians

Instructor: Joy Dickinson
Description:

From its days as a frontier outpost to its role as a destination for millions, the Orlando area may be the least known of America’s best known locales. We’ll look at the some of the fascinating folks who put their stamp on the history of Orlando and Winter Park in the era B.D., before Walt Disney World opened in 1971 (but we won’t forget Walt).

Subjects range from Jacob Summerlin, “king of the Crackers” to space pioneer Joe Kittinger, baseball Hall of Famer Joe Tinker and Eatonville’s own Zora Neale Hurston. Learn the inside stories about some of the fascinating folks who forged Central Florida!

Dates & Location:

Mondays, July 14, 21, & 28from 1pm to 3pm Hamilton Holt School Auditorium

Words of Wall Street

Instructor: Kathryn Joseph
Description:

Have you ever wondered what a hedge fund really is? Options? Derivatives? Futures?  Join a 20 year hedge fund professional to explore these things in easy to understand plain language, how they work, and the role they perform in our economy. No math needed!  Just common sense and an enquiring mind required!

Dates & Location:

Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Hamilton Holt School Auditorium

Michelangelo: The Letters, Sonnets and the Sculpture

Instructor: Robert Lemon
Description: The course is an excursion into the private life of Michelangelo through his sonnets, notes and contracts.  We will consider the influences that shaped the artist’s work, including short readings from Plato and Plotinus.
Dates & Location:

Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 10am to 11:30am
Hamilton Holt School Auditorium

Everyday Law for the Average, Non-Lawyer, Individual

Instructor: Robert DiConsiglio
Description:

(1) Contracts - Offer and acceptance, oral and written contracts, capacity to enter into a contract, consideration i.e. the thing of value given.

(2) Torts - The difference between torts and crimes, assault and battery, slander and libel, negligence, invasion of the right to privacy.

(3) Criminal Law - Intent to commit a crime, Constitutional safeguards, search and seizure, the exclusionary rule, entrapment, Miranda Warnings.

Dates & Location:

Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Hamilton Holt School Auditorium

Current Events and Politics

Instructor: Robert DiConsiglio
Description: This class will discuss the major current events of the day and how they relate to politics. The topics to be discussed may include but not be limited to the following: 2014 Congressional elections and Governor's election in Florida, 2016 Presidential election, The Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), the IRS, Russia and Putin, Middle East, Syria, Bengazi, Ukraine, Radical Islam, Iran's appointment to the UN Council on Women,legalizing marijuana, America's standing in the world, is there a decline in American culture?, gun control and any other matters that are happening at the time of the class and any other subjects the class would like to discuss
Dates & Location:

Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 2:30pm to 4:00p.m.
Hamilton Holt School Auditorium

Your Life In Words (Part 1)

Instructor: Yvonne Vassel
Description:

Writing your life story is not an exercise in self-indulgence. Indeed, your story will be a gift to your family and future generations, and is a way to ensure the memories, special events, and lessons of your existence do not entirely disappear. You will also value the opportunity to look at your life events with the benefit of distance and understanding. Over four sessions we will combine your words and photos to put together a mini life story that’s ready for you to publish. We will also look at the pros and cons of some available publishing resources.

Dates & Location: Wednesdays, July 9, 16, & 23 from 10am to noon.
Hamilton Holt School Auditorium

Your Life In Words (Part II)

Instructor: Yvonne Vassel
Description:

This class is most appropriate for those who have taken the introductory session of Your Life In Words, or have already begun writing their Life Story/Memoir. It will function as a guided writing group where writing exercises are given, your efforts shared, feedback given, and you are provided with methods you can utilize to move through the personal challenges that always come when delving into past events and the emotions they create. This class will keep you on the road to publication.

Dates & Location:

Wednesdays, July 9, 16, & 23 from 2pm to 4pm
Hamilton Holt School Auditorium

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 me. I will have cards with me when teaching and then they can purchase them.

Dates & Location:

Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Crosby YMCA, 2005 Mizell Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792

Constitutional Law

Instructor: Robert 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 not be limited to: Obama Care, separation of powers, federalism, separation of church and state, first amendment, fourth amendment and the NSA, abortion and the right to privacy, the president as commander in chief and his authority to take military action., the voucher system in our schools, the second amendment and gun control, affirmative action and higher education, voter id, and any other subjects the class would like to discuss.

Dates & Location:

Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Hamilton Holt School Auditorium

Coming into the Home Stretch  **CLOSED**

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 & Location:

Fridays, July 11, 18 & 25 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Hamilton Holt Auditorium

To register for any of these classes, please go to the REGISTRATION FORM.