• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-13-2021 to 12-13-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    From Harper Valley to Choctaw Ridge, from a town with no pity to El Paso, we'll explore the musical landscape of some of the singers whose songs resonated with us in the 1950s and '60s. They regaled us with heartfelt stories absent in much of today's... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 2:45 PM
    Instructor: Brian Rose, Professor (ret.), Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    Over the last nine decades, the Walt Disney Company has transformed every facet of the entertainment business—from the creation of feature length cartoons to television programming; from theme parks that span the globe to Broadway musicals, to ownership of the greatest collection of franchise movies under the control of a single studio in Hollywood... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 3:00 PM → 4:00 PM
    Instructor: Denver Brunsman, Associate Chair, Department of History, George Washington University
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    Professor Brunsman will discuss the film Mary Silliman’s War (1993). Based on actual events and the book The Way of Duty by Joy Day Buel and Richard Buel, Jr., the film depicts the efforts of Mary Silliman, a Connecticut farmwife, to get her husband released from British imprisonment during the Revolutionary War. Prior to the session, we will email you... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2021 to 12-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Richard Bell, Professor of History, University of Maryland
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    The hard winter of 1777, when the Continental Army was camped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was a turning point in the Revolution, the moment when new drills and regulations turned a ragtag collection of ill-supplied amateurs into a professional fighting force capable of winning a war. This program tells this important story from the perspective of Baron... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2021 to 12-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D., Art Historian/National Mall Coalition
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    Roman art and architecture have been admired and imitated throughout Western art history, by artists in the Italian Renaissance and during Neoclassicism, and by the American Founders including Thomas Jefferson. In the 20th century adherents included Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Clearly, the motives and purposes of those admirers were starkly... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2021 to 12-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 3:00 PM → 3:30 PM
    Instructor: Larissa Johnson, Edutainer
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    Laughter Practice, aka Laughter Yoga, is a revolutionary idea to refresh the body and spirit. Simple and profound, it is sweeping the world as a physical and mental refresher through a new type of exercise that stresses both without overtaxing either. Usual yoga gear is not needed. Only your time and willingness to laugh and enjoy the hour are... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2021 to 12-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: John McCarthy, Montgomery County State's Attorney
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Oasis at the Macy's Home Store
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    State's Attorney John McCarthy provides a history of the historical use of Grand Juries with special emphasis on how Grand Juries are selected and used in Montgomery County. This course will reflect upon the nature of Grand Jury secrecy and its importance to the investigation of modern-day criminal activities. The distinction between Federal and State Grand... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2021 to 12-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: John McCarthy, Montgomery County State's Attorney
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    State's Attorney John McCarthy provides a history of the historical use of Grand Juries with special emphasis on how Grand Juries are selected and used in Montgomery County. This course will reflect upon the nature of Grand Jury secrecy and its importance to the investigation of modern-day criminal activities. The distinction between Federal and State Grand... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2021 to 12-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Carroll Gibbs, Historian/Author
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    Come watch an unprecedented, inside look at three historic African states, two from the Nile Valley and one from West Africa; a ground-breaking look at African statecraft from both sides of the world's second largest continent. Mr. Gibbs will examine leadership patterns, the roles of women, types of commerce and trade and much... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-17-2021 to 12-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:45 AM
    Instructor: Allen Pietrobon, Asst. Professor/Global Affairs, Trinity Univ.
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    In 1939, New York City hosted the World's Fair. After a decade of the Great Depression, the fair’s theme of “Building the World of Tomorrow” was to be a celebration of humanity's progress and welcome the dawn of a new era of peace, progress, and freedom. Although its vision of a coming decade of peace and prosperity collapsed into the fires of WWII,... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-17-2021 to 12-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, this city decimated by earthquake, tsunami, and fires in 1755 is a major center of Iberian commerce and culture: a cathedral that’s a “re-appropriated” mosque, hand-painted tiles on the interior AND exterior of homes, a world-class art museum seeded by a grateful (and wealthy) Armenian WWII refugee, the former... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2021 to 12-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Larry Solomon, PhD
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    In response to the current surge in radical right-wing violence, social scientists are working to understand both the causes and types of violent extremism. Five violent extremists groups that were recently active in the January 6th insurrection will be identified. Why people join these groups will be analyzed. Programs designed to deradicalize such... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 12-13-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday, Tuesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:30 PM
    Instructor: Henry George, Engineer, Archaeologist and Geologist
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    Genetics is the science of heredity.  This science seeks to explain how the characteristics of living things are passed down from parent to offspring.  Humans have had a sense of genetics for millennia, first as hunter gatherers who knew how their food was propagated, then as Neolithic farmers who were able to selectively breed plants and animals and... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-05-2022 to 01-05-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Dan Sherman, Musical Theatre Instructor
    Term: 2022-1
    Location: Online Class
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    John Williams turns 90 in February and has written some of best-known film scores of all time, including Jaws, Star Wars, E.T., and Schindler's List. This class will review Williams' long career in the film music genre and show many movie clips he has scored, along with interviews and videos. Join us to celebrate the contributions of this great composer and... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-05-2022 to 01-05-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Steven Petrow, Author/Washington Post Columnist
    Term: 2022-1
    Location: Online Class
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    In his new book Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old, Steven Petrow rewrites the definitions of aging with compassion, humor and promise. Come join Petrow in this class based on his book, where he’ll present an irreverent, funny, and honest look at aging--and a blueprint for the new old age. He’ll discuss how important attitude is, because once we... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-06-2022 to 01-06-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: John McCarthy, Montgomery County State's Attorney
    Term: 2022-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macy's Home Store
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    Recent high-profile cases spotlight the significance of self-defense law.  Is it ever lawful to use deadly force in defending yourself?  Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy will provide a full examination of self-defense laws in Maryland.   Do your rights differ when you are inside your house vs. outside?  Mr. McCarthy will also analyze... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-06-2022 to 01-06-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: John McCarthy, Montgomery County State's Attorney
    Term: 2022-1
    Location: Online Class
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    Recent high-profile cases spotlight the significance of self-defense law.  Is it ever lawful to use deadly force in defending yourself?  Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy will provide a full examination of self-defense laws in Maryland.   Do your rights differ when you are inside your house vs. outside?  Mr. McCarthy will also analyze... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-06-2022 to 01-06-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:15 PM
    Instructor: Brian Rose, Professor (ret.), Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University
    Term: 2022-1
    Location: Online Class
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    Voted the most inspirational movie ever made by the American Film Institute, Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has been a beloved Christmas classic for many generations. Yet when the film was released in 1946, it was a box-office flop until it was later rediscovered. This talk will examine the fascinating story of It’s a Wonderful Life, looking at... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-10-2022 to 01-10-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: 2022-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macy's Home Store
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    This class will explore some of the most influential dances of the 20th century and those who created and popularized them.  Reminisce about those you know and learn about some you did... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-10-2022 to 01-10-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: 2022-1
    Location: Online Class
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    This class will explore some of the most influential dances of the 20th century and those who created and popularized them.  Reminisce about those you know and learn about some you did... read more

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