• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-23-2021 to 02-23-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM → 04:30 PM
    Instructor: Jonina Duker, Certified Book Discussion Leader
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    (Note: Please join the meeting at 3 pm if you would like some assistance using the features of Zoom.  Otherwise, join us at 3:15 pm for the start of our discussion.) Award-winner Tana French combines the genres of police procedural mysteries and psychological thrillers.  Her latest, causing quite the buzz, is a stand-alone novel adding in elements of a... read more
    (Note: Please join the meeting at 3 pm if you would like some assistance using the features of Zoom.  Otherwise, join us at 3:15 pm for the start of our discussion.) Award-winner Tana French combines the genres of police procedural mysteries and psychological thrillers.  Her latest, causing quite the buzz, is a stand-alone novel adding in elements of a homage to –  of all things – the American Old Western.  Please read the book so you can participate in our structured, facilitated, Zoom discussion.  Author:  Tana French, 2020 .  Limit:  20
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-23-2021 to 02-23-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Chris J. Cannova, MD
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    A discussion on robotics, new technology, and the future of joint replacement. Learn the benefits to patients with these cutting edge... read more
    A discussion on robotics, new technology, and the future of joint replacement. Learn the benefits to patients with these cutting edge techniques.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-24-2021 to 02-24-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:00 PM
    Instructor: John Limbert, Retired Foreign Service Officer
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    Iran and the U.S. have been estranged for over 40 years.   Relations were broken in 1980, and all subsequent attempts to change that hostility into something more productive for both sides have not worked.   Chest-beating and shouting hollow slogans have done nothing but prolong the downward cycle of futility.  For better or worse, both sides now know... read more
    Iran and the U.S. have been estranged for over 40 years.   Relations were broken in 1980, and all subsequent attempts to change that hostility into something more productive for both sides have not worked.   Chest-beating and shouting hollow slogans have done nothing but prolong the downward cycle of futility.  For better or worse, both sides now know hostility and seem unable to find a different path.  A better way forward will require breaking this powerful cycle.   What are our best options? (For other classes in this series, see class # 337, 347, 351, 361, 374)
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-25-2021 to 02-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:45 AM
    Instructor: Allen Pietrobon, Asst. Professor/Global Affairs, Trinity Univ.
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    We will explore the 1960 election battle between two titans of American politics, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. We’ll learn about both men’s lives and backgrounds and see how Kennedy ultimately became president by using innovative campaign techniques that set the model for presidential election campaigns to this very day.  But 1960 also saw an... read more
    We will explore the 1960 election battle between two titans of American politics, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. We’ll learn about both men’s lives and backgrounds and see how Kennedy ultimately became president by using innovative campaign techniques that set the model for presidential election campaigns to this very day.  But 1960 also saw an election that was plagued by allegations of voter fraud, rigged counts, and problematic absentee voting. When it became clear that Kennedy only won by 113,000 votes, outraged Republicans grew convinced that cheating had tipped the election.  What can we learn from this fraught election about American politics, then and now?
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-25-2021 to 02-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:30 PM
    Instructor: Molly Williamson, Foreign Service Officer (Ret.) and Scholar, Middle East Institute
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    The Middle East begins its tenth year of Arab Spring unrest.  It now has the top three contributing countries (Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq) to a world record number of refugees.   Its top global commodity, oil, is at a fragile low in price and weakening consumer demand.   And Israel is making peace without Palestinians.  The United States faces growing... read more
    The Middle East begins its tenth year of Arab Spring unrest.  It now has the top three contributing countries (Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq) to a world record number of refugees.   Its top global commodity, oil, is at a fragile low in price and weakening consumer demand.   And Israel is making peace without Palestinians.  The United States faces growing challenges in national political and economic healing, international challenges to its leadership, and a global pandemic. (For other classes in this series, see class # 337, 347, 351, 361, 372)
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-23-2021 to 03-23-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM → 04:30 PM
    Instructor: Jonina Duker, Certified Book Discussion Leader
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    How long would you prefer to go without hugging, touching, or speaking to another human being?  The saga of Christopher Knight, alone in the Maine woods by choice for 27 years, clearly reminds us of the astonishingly wide range of human variability.  The author brings an unusual amount of empathy, humility, and insight as he tells the story of the man who... read more
    How long would you prefer to go without hugging, touching, or speaking to another human being?  The saga of Christopher Knight, alone in the Maine woods by choice for 27 years, clearly reminds us of the astonishingly wide range of human variability.  The author brings an unusual amount of empathy, humility, and insight as he tells the story of the man who chose to be alone.  Please read the book so you can participate in our structured, facilitated, Zoom discussion.  Author: Michael Finkel, 2017.  Limit:  20
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-27-2021 to 04-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM → 04:30 PM
    Instructor: Jonina Duker, Certified Book Discussion Leader
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    Shaker Heights Ohio in 1997 seemed to be quite the ordinary exemplar of American suburbia until an unusual mother-daughter dyad moved in – to rent, not even to own.  And with no male head-of-household to be found.  Incendiary, don’t you think?   Please read the book so you can participate in our structured, facilitated, Zoom discussion.  Author: ... read more
    Shaker Heights Ohio in 1997 seemed to be quite the ordinary exemplar of American suburbia until an unusual mother-daughter dyad moved in – to rent, not even to own.  And with no male head-of-household to be found.  Incendiary, don’t you think?   Please read the book so you can participate in our structured, facilitated, Zoom discussion.  Author:  Celeste Ng, 2017.  Limit:  20
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  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 03-01-2021 to 04-19-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Kim Brooks, Holistic Health Instructor
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    Enjoy a blending of Qi Gong and Tai Chi to promote the relaxation response within you.  Balance, flexibility, coordination and stress-reduction exercises will be interwoven in easy-to-learn routines that you can practice every day.  Routines can be adapted for sitting in a... read more
    Enjoy a blending of Qi Gong and Tai Chi to promote the relaxation response within you.  Balance, flexibility, coordination and stress-reduction exercises will be interwoven in easy-to-learn routines that you can practice every day.  Routines can be adapted for sitting in a chair.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-01-2021 to 03-01-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: John Shields, Owner/Chef, Gertrude's Chesapeake Bay Kitchen
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    Chef John Shields will talk about Chesapeake Bay food history and the importance of using foods that are healthy, local,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-02-2021 to 03-02-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Julie Kurzava, Faculty, Loyola University
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Online Class

    From the 1940’s on, Betty Comden and her partner Adolf Green were a powerhouse comedic duo, famous as both performers and writers of lyrics, libretti and screenplays of both well-loved Broadway musicals and timeless Hollywood musicals such as On The Town, Bells Are Ringing, and Singin' in the Rain. Partners from their salad days in New York, their 60 year... read more
    From the 1940’s on, Betty Comden and her partner Adolf Green were a powerhouse comedic duo, famous as both performers and writers of lyrics, libretti and screenplays of both well-loved Broadway musicals and timeless Hollywood musicals such as On The Town, Bells Are Ringing, and Singin' in the Rain. Partners from their salad days in New York, their 60 year working relationship is unequaled in the entertainment world. Comden and Green told great stories, but their story is worth hearing too.
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