Classes

Spring 2022 Classses

(* indicates new class  –  B indicates basement)

9:00 – 11:00, Dining Room
Coffee and Conversation   
Come have a cup of coffee or tea and visit with other members. It’s a great way to relax before your next class.     

Creative Writing
Carol Alpin & Debbie Whittemore, Room B-116, 9:00-9:50
If—during our long hiatus—you let your pen run dry, don’t despair. In our weekly
one-hour sessions, we will devote much of our time to in-class writing. After a
brief mini-lesson at the beginning of class, you can write whatever you are already
working on or experiment with one of our suggested prompts. We invite both
newcomers and former members to join our writing community. Bring your
imagination, a sheet of paper and all of your still unwritten words to pen the stories
you don’t want to forget. To paraphrase William Faulkner: If a story is in you, let
it come out!

Yoga for Older Adults
Leesa Thomas, Basement Meeting Area, 9:00-9:50
Our senior adult yoga is designed for students who cannot or prefer not to lie on
the floor. After warm-up activities, we will slowly move from one pose to another,
paying particular attention not to overstretch our bodies or make ourselves
uncomfortable. We hope to improve our range of motion and flexibility.

Zumba Gold
Suzanne Hyman, Room B-108, 9:00-9:50

Zumba Gold introduces easy-to-follow choreography featuring Latin and
international music and dance movements. This very fun class focuses on
balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to sweat a little and
prepare to leave feeling strong! Please wear comfortable clothes and
supportive/exercise shoes.

The Art Studio
Self-directed, Room B-117, 9:00-11:50

We will provide the room; you provide the talent! If you are looking for
somewhere to paint/draw, share ideas and techniques with fellow artists, then
this is the place for you! It is a great way to practice your skills and enjoy the
fellowship of other artists. Please bring your own supplies – no oils – acrylics and
watercolors, only.

Tai Chi
Robin Anderson, Basement Meeting Area, 10:00-10:50
Learn about and experience Tai Chi for relaxation and enhanced health.  Tai  Chi consists of slow, gentle, turning and stretching movements designed to improve and maintain good balance and circulation. You will learn a short set of Tai Chi movements, along with exercises that improve mobility, flexibility, and balance. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing that allows movement. This class is for both beginning and continuing participants.

*Sherman’s Campaign and Lincoln’s Assassination
Pat McNeely, Room B-114, 10:00-10:50
Join Pat as she answers some lingering Civil War questions. Why didn’t Gen. Sherman burn Savannah and Charleston? Who really burned Columbia? Did John Wilkes Booth act alone when he assassinated Pres. Lincoln? And is it possible that Booth escaped?

*Conversations about Short Fiction
Carol McAlpin, Room B-114, 10:00-10:50

Please join us as we read and discuss nine short stories, a different one every week, some perhaps familiar, others less so. In each of these narratives, the main character faces a moral or spiritual dilemma that reveals his faith or lack thereof. Each story, I hope, will start a lively discussion and a variety of reader responses.

*C*Nine Battles That Changed the World
Dr. Jack Meyer, Room B-109, 10:00-10:50

Dr. Jack Myer, military expert, offers an in-depth look at battles whose outcomes
changed the direction of civilization. In each case he examines the events leading
up to the battle, the battle itself, and why the battle changed the course of
history. A few of the battles he will discuss are the Battles of Gaugamela,
Hastings, Quebec, and Midway.

*Something Different
Frances Broom, Room B-114, 11:00-11:50

This class will feature a different topic each week. From the works of literature,
history, and geography, etc., topics will include biographies and autobiographies,
detective fiction, non-fiction, storytelling, and even some poetry. Class
participation will be welcomed.

*The Year 1775
Dr. Jessica Kross, Room B-109, 11:00-11:50

This class will feature a different topic each week. From the works of literature,
history, and geography, etc., topics will include biographies and autobiographies,
detective fiction, non-fiction, storytelling, and even some poetry. Class
participation will be welcomed.

*iPad: Swiss Army Tablet
John Finch, Room B-120, 11:00-11:50

The iPad is a remarkable technology tool. How do you operate the aggravating thing?
We will learn about the features and see demonstrations using an actual iPad.

                                                          

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