The Center for Lifelong Learning

Humanities: Theatre, Writing, Music, History


Creative Writing Workshop

In this Creative Writing Workshop we will look closely at the writing process of four authors and, based on their examples, work with writing prompts that develop our own new stories or poems. All experience levels are welcome. Just bring your journal and enthusiasm!

CRN: 30158-147
Cara Prill
4 Wednesdays
1/14/15-2/4/15
6:00-7:30pm
WALDRON, Room 103
$30
Register By: 1/7/15


Creative Revisions Workshop

Would you like revision assistance with your poems, stories, or memoirs? In this course participants share their written work with each other in order to give and receive useful feedback. For a successful course, you must be willing to spend time outside of class reading and preparing responses. Bring three typed pages of your writing (1200 words of prose or 600 words of poetry) to the first class. All experience levels are welcome. You must be 18 to participate.

CRN: 30159-143
Cara Prill
6 Wednesdays
2/11/15-3/25/15
6:00-7:30pm
WALDRON, Room 103
$45
Register By: 2/4/15


Stand-Up Comedy: Performance Practicum

A four week long performance workshop, students will write 10 minutes of stand-up material and perform their material publicly three times, including at a special matinee show at the Limestone Comedy Festival. Each class will feature a working comedian as guest speaker to share their story and process with the students. To be eligible to take this class, you will have to complete the Center for Lifelong Learning course "Intro to Stand-Up Comedy" or have a written acceptance from the instructor - based on your previous experience in stand-up.

CRN: 30117-143
Mat Alano-Martin
4 Mondays
5/4/15-6/1/15 (No class on 5/25/15)
6:00-8:00pm
WALDRON, Room 103
$49
Register By: 4/27/15


The Magician's Dream

Learn basic sleight of hand and the theatrical dynamics of magic. Entertain family and friends, fool yourself and gain an abiding appreciation of this secretive art and esoteric craft from a lifelong practitioner.

CRN: 30132-143
Tom Hastings
6 Thursdays
1/29/15-3/5/15
6:00-8:00pm
WALDRON, Room 201
$69
Register By: 1/22/15

CRN: 30133-143
Tom Hastings
6 Thursdays
3/26/15-4/30/15
6:00-8:00pm
WALDRON, Room 201
$69
Register By: 3/19/15


Intermediate Ukulele

Prerequisite: Ukulele for Beginners class— This course is a follow up to Ukulele for Beginners and explores techniques for GCEA tuning. A soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele required. Please do not bring a baritone ukulele, as the tuning is different and will not be covered in this class. An electronic clip-on tuner is also required. Expand upon your ukulele-playing skills!

CRN: 30125-143
Ellen Campbell
8 Wednesdays
1/14/15-3/4/15
6:30-8:00pm
Liberty Drive, Room L127
$140
Register By: 1/7/15


Beginning Folk Guitar

Learn to play the folk guitar in this class designed for those new to the instrument. You will learn how to orient your guitar and tune it as well. You will be led through activities that will have you playing in no time, with emphasis placed on playing “by ear.”

CRN: 30226-143
Dan Willens
7 Saturdays
1/31/15-3/14/15
11:00am-12:30pm
WALDRON, Room W103
$120
Register By: 1/24/15


Intermediate Folk Guitar

Advance your folk guitar skills with this intermediate class. This course is designed for students who already know chords and have played some guitar in the past and wish to gut get back to playing guitar.

CRN: 30229-143
Dan Willens
7 Saturdays
3/28/15-5/9/15
11:00am-12:30pm
WALDRON, Room W103
$120
Register By: 3/21/15


History

The First World War

An overview of the First World War, with special emphasis on the conflicts and diplomacy leading up to the war, the Balkan Front, the Eastern Front, the war in the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific, and finally the Western Front and the various treaties that ended the conflict until it arose again in the form of World War II.

CRN: 30113-143
Mark Acres
6 Mondays
1/26/15-3/2/15
7:00-9:00pm
WALDRON, Room 103
$80
Register By: 1/19/15


The Campaigns of Napoleon

A military history class covering Napoleon’s military career from the siege of Toulon in 1793 to final defeat at Waterloo in 1815. The course will include every major campaign and analysis of several key battles, including Lodi, Marengo, Austerlitz, Eylau, Wagram, Borodino, Leipzig, and Waterloo. Appropriate discussion of political, cultural and economic issues will be included to keep military operations in a proper perspective relative to the entire European situation during the Napoleonic Wars.

CRN: 30115-143
Mark Acres
6 Tuesdays
1/27/15-3/3/15
7:00-9:00pm
WALDRON, Room 103
$80
Register By: 1/20/15


The English Civil Wars and Era of Cromwell

The English Civil War (1642-1651) ripped the British Isles apart along social, political, economic, and religious lines. English Puritanism became a revolutionary ideology, one that eventually failed, leading to Oliver Cromwell’s assumption of power as “Lord Protector,” a position akin to today’s concept of a military dictator. The course will examine the entire war and the course of the Protectorship, including the legacy of democracy that it brought to the English speaking world.

CRN: 30114-143
Mark Acres
6 Mondays
3/23/15-4/27/15
7:00-9:00pm
WALDRON, Room 103
$80
Register By: 3/16/15


The Thirty Years War

An overview of a conflict little known outside of Europe. This war contributed to the idea of religious liberty, established the system of state diplomacy used right up until the present day, and was the defining even in the history of Germany and German identity. The course will look at the religious, political, diplomatic, economic and military aspects of the war.

CRN: 30116-143
Mark Acres
6 Tuesdays
3/24/15-4/28/15
7:00-9:00pm
WALDRON, Room 103
$80
Register By: 3/17/15


HISTORY TUESDAYS at Bell Trace Senior Living Community

Each month our instructors will teach an intriguing exploration into the history of different peoples and cultures. Join us this spring at Bell Trace? All are welcome! Classes run 1 hour each for 4 weeks.


Listening to the Beatles with New Ears: PART 2

Explore selected Beatles’ songs from every period of the group. Learn the Beatles’ lyrics, how they developed as musicians, why many of their songs were written and what those sometimes mysterious lyrics mean. From “Please Please Me” to the “Long and Winding Road,” this is a Beatles journey not to be missed.

CRN: 30111-143
Jamie Acres
4 Tuesdays
2/3/15-2/24/15
2:30-3:30pm
Bell Trace
$18
Register By: 1/27/15


De-Antiquing with Susan

You've collected, inherited and accumulated a houseful of antiques and collectibles. This course will guide you through the challenging downsizing process. During session one you'll learn how to analyze your situation. Session two will focus on assessing your possessions and determining their value in today's market. Then, explore the best ways to liquidate your unwanted items in session three. No prerequisites are required. Note: This course will NOT provide appraisals.

CRN: 30112-143
Susan Eberman
4 Tuesdays
4/7/15-4/28/15
2:30-3:30pm
Bell Trace
$18
Register By: 3/31/15