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Benjamin Franklin Revealed *NEW!*
A leading figure of early American history, Benjamin Franklin’s contributions to this country were many. As a statesman, publisher, scientist, inventor and diplomat, his contributions were both local and far-reaching. Join Roger G. Swartz, M.A.Ed., M.P.A., U.S. Colonial and Early Republican historian and author, to discover more about the man behind the many accomplishments. You will learn about his personal traits, his scientific contributions to Colonial America and Philadelphia, his military roles in three colonial wars, and his diplomatic efforts and accomplishments during the American Revolution. Finally, Franklin’s spiritual beliefs and that aspect of his life will be examined in relationship to his endeavors.
Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Apr 04-May 02 1PM-3PM Bain 50+ Center XI-353 7840 #8935
No class Apr 18
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Better Health and Wellness for Senior Adults

Learn how to improve your cardiovascular system, muscle strength and endurance, coordination, and balance. The instructor will combine fitness training with health education to improve your health and wellness. Instructor: Patty Colabucci.

Tuition: $98 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue, Thu Apr 24-Jun 07 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 7826 #8142
Please note that the tuition and fees for this section are: $88 (includes $40 in fees*).
Tue, Thu Jun 12-Jul 26 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 7827 #8144
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Care Provider Training (Practical Skills for Caregivers)
Course dates and times will be: 
Tuition: $195 (includes $160 in fees*)
Thu Apr 19-May 17 5PM-8PM Health Sciences Building 364 XH-599 7117 #8779
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Collaging for All Levels

This workshop offers you the chance to explore drawing, painting and collage, to create keepsakes that will make great gifts! You will learn how to personalize a black and white photograph, how to decoupage decorative letters for display, how to collage images on an abstract painting and how to make a collaged silhouette painting. This is your chance to experience different media and to receive individualized instruction in a small group setting. This workshop is for all levels of ability and a great opportunity for the “curious non-artists!” There is a minimum enrollment of five students required for this course. Students who register 10 days before the start of the class will receive a materials list (independent purchase, about $30). Instructor: TBA.

Tuition: $45** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Apr 12-Apr 26 1PM-3PM North Laurel Community Center XE-491 7852 #8878
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Core Strength From a Chair

Strengthen your abs, obliques lower back and more in this 30-minute core-focused class. All exercises will be done in a chair with the age 50+ population in mind. Flatten and strengthen your abs, stabilize the lower back, improve balance and coordination, enhance flexibility and promote better breathing. Class size is limited, please register early. Instructor: Christy Erwin.

Tuition: $28** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue, Thu Apr 24-May 24 2:25PM-2:55PM Elkridge 50+ Center XE-424 7867 #9181
Please note that the tuition and fees for this section are $25** (fee based, no waivers).
Mon, Fri May 14-Jun 18 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 7823 #8131
No class May 21 & May 28; Please note that the tuition and fees for this section are $25** (fee based, no waivers).
Mon, Fri Jul 02-Aug 10 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 7823 #9533
No class Jul 16, Jul 20
Mon, Fri Aug 27-Sep 25 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 7824 #9970
No class Sep 3; Please note that the tuition and fees for this section are $25** (fee based, no waivers).
Tue, Thu Aug 28-Sep 27 2:25PM-2:55PM Elkridge 50+ Center XE-424 7826 #0178
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Crimes of the Art

The U.S. Department of Justice currently ranks art crime as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. The increase in international art transactions has helped create a booming market for stolen and fraudulent art. Major U.S. art institutions still struggle with repatriation of stolen or looted objects in their collections. This course will explore the darker side of the art world: thefts, forgeries, vandalism, art scams and even historic confrontations between artists.

Tuition: $12 (fee based, no waivers)
Mon May 14 1PM-3PM Elkridge 50+ Center XI-287 7864 #9169
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David: the Bible’s Most Complex Character

King David is one of the Bible’s greatest heroes, and also one of the Bible’s most complex character portraits. It is not surprising, then, that authors have used his story as a basis for fictional explorations. If possible, before class, read the sections of the Bible (in any version you have) that deal with David (I Samuel, chapters 1-31, II Samuel, chapters 1-2, v. 10 and chapters 5-19, v. 15, and I Kings, chapters 1-2. Learn the many facets of David’s character presented in the biblical narrative and explore what is known about David historically, as well as the authorship of his story. The class will conclude with an overview of two works of fiction that have been based on the biblical account of David, Joseph Heller’s fictional autobiography God Knows and Geraldine Brooks' fictional biography The Secret Chord. You may certainly read either or both of these works in addition to the sections in the Bible, but this is not required. Instructor: Jean Sonntag.

Tuition: $14 (fee based, no waivers)
Mon Apr 23 1PM-3:30PM Glenwood Community Center XI-326 7844 #8881
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Deep Water Fitness

For mature adults seeking a total body workout to increase aerobic capacity, muscular endurance and flexibility without any impact or stress on the joints. Deep water training also offers improvements in balance and posture by creating a substantial challenge to the core muscles. Participants must be comfortable in deep water wearing flotation equipment that will be provided. No tuition waivers for this course. Pool depth begins at 4’.

Tuition: $89** (includes $54 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Apr 09-Jun 04 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XXE-543 7824 #8138
No class May 28
Tue, Thu Apr 10-May 31 11AM-12PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-543 7825 #8139
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Drawing Techniques: Landscapes

This class will focus on a variety of drawing approaches, from the realistic to the abstract. Special attention will be given to the area of landscape. Composition, focal point, texture and shading are some of the elements that will be covered in class. Students who register 10 days before the start of the class will be mailed a materials list (independent purchase). Class size is limited. Please register early. Instructor: TBA

Tuition: $45** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue May 08-May 29 1PM-3PM North Laurel Community Center XE-394 7850 #8880
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Drawing Techniques: Portraits

This class will focus on a variety of drawing approaches, from the realistic to the abstract. Special attention will be given to the area of portraiture. Gesture Drawing, drawing from a model, figure, and face drawing are some of the elements that will be covered in class. Students who register 10 days before the start of the class will be mailed a materials list (independent purchase). Class size is limited. Please register early. Instructor: TBA

Tuition: $39** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue May 15-May 29 1PM-3PM North Laurel Community Center XE-395 7854 #8879
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Flourish! Four Steps to Release Your Inner Sage

There are two main tasks after age 50. You must release what is no longer true, needed, helpful, desired or valued, and you must allow new feelings, insights creativity, and innovation to surface. Engaging in these tasks requires a new way of learning—from the “inside out.” This course explains and provides practice in the universal four-step growth process in each of the six stages of growth and development. The process begins with awareness, continues with acknowledgement of what is true for you, deepens with appreciative inquiry and results in “right action.” Bring paper, pencil and a folder and join SASI presenter and instructor Sandy Lundahl for five enlightening, exciting sessions.

Tuition: $50 (includes $40 in fees)
Fri Apr 20-May 18 1:30PM-3PM Hickory Ridge XE-485 7846 #8883
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From Age-ing to Sage-ing: Timeless Stories
Listen, laugh, question, engage your imagination and learn what it will take to harvest the wisdom of your years, to thoroughly enjoy the full, rich wholeness of your life. Instructor Sandy Lundahl. 
Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Apr 21-May 12 1:30PM-3PM Hickory Ridge XI-314 7849 #8885
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History of the U.S. Presidency Part II: 1780s *NEW!*
Although George Washington was the first president under the U.S. Constitution, this country was a loose confederation of states through the 1788. Under the Articles of Confederation, there were 10 other men who served as President of the United States. This course will examine the last five of these presidents, their lives, political careers, and presidential service to the country. The U.S. Presidents under discussion in this class are Richard Henry Lee to Cyrus Giffith. Instructor: Patrick Heline.
Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Sun Jul 08-Aug 05 11:30AM-1:30PM Hickory Ridge 108 XI-364 7829 #9985
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History of the U.S. Presidency: 1780s *NEW*

Although George Washington was the first president under the U.S. Constitution, this country was a loose confederation of states through the 1780s. Under the Articles of Confederation, there were ten other men who served as president of the United States. This course will examine the first five of these presidents, their lives, political careers and presidential service to the country. Instructor: Patrick Heline. 

Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Sun Apr 29-Jun 10 1PM-3PM Hickory Ridge XI-361 7861 #9041
No class May 6 & May 27
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History of World War I: U.S. Involvement *NEW!*
In this course, you will examine and evaluate the United States entrance into World War I, including the events and outcomes of the Great War, from 1917 to 1939. In addition, you will evaluate how the outcomes of World War I laid the foundation for the start of World War II. Topics to be covered include American neutrality and the Zimmerman Telegraph, American involvement in World War I, the peace conference in France, Wilson’s fight for the League of Nations, redevelopment of Germany during the 1920s, and the rise of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. You will also become familiar with key figures during World War I, such as Woodrow Wilson, John J. Perishing, Warren Harding, John Dawes, Adolf Hitler, and more. Instructor: Patrick Heline.
Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Thu May 31-Jun 21 9AM-11:30AM North Laurel Community Center XI-360 7860 #9039
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Last Stand in the Lava Beds: Modoc War *NEW!*
The Modoc War was the only major Indian War fought in California, and the only one in which a general of the regular Army, Civil War hero Edward Canby, was killed. Taking into consideration the number of people involved, this was one of the most costly wars in our history. There were no more than 60 Modoc fighters, refusing to be relocated and at one point, 600 U.S. troops engaging them. The war itself ran from November 29, 1872 until June 1, 1873, although tensions leading up to the war began as early as 1826. At the end of the war, the fatalities included 53 U.S. soldiers, 17 civilians, and 15 Modoc warriors (only five of whom were killed in battle). Instructor: Bill Rodgers.
Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed May 16-Jun 13 2PM-4PM Bain 50+ Center XI-306 7837 #8932
No class Jun 6
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Memoir Writing
Stories have always been a part of our existence, before even the written word or oral language. Through story-telling, we convey ideas, thoughts, and emotions. Stories are also how we create meaning from the events in our lives. Join Arthur “Otts” Laupus for this writing workshop to begin or improve the telling of your unique story. Through discussion, writing and prompts, you will gain a better understanding of what makes a good story and why. Upon completion of the course, you will have a collection of stories to share with family and friends.
Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon Jun 04-Jul 02 9:30AM-11:30AM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-336 7838 #8933
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Native American Spiritual Beliefs *NEW!*
Join Roger G. Swartz, M.A.Ed., M.P.A., U.S. Colonial and Early Republic historian and author, to learn about the spiritual beliefs of North America's northeast region’s Native Americans, from pre-contact through United States colonial history. Topics include: concepts of God, heaven, soul and spirit, and guardian angels, and the way beliefs were reflected in daily life—from regalia and healing to national government and warfare. Examples from nations of the Middle-Atlantic colonies, including Maryland, will be given. Finally, you will compare these beliefs to basic tenets of five major worldwide religions. 
Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Apr 04-May 02 9:45AM-11:45AM Glenwood Community Center XI-354 7841 #8936
No class Apr 18
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Oil Painting for Beginners

Beginners will learn the basics of oil painting: prepping the canvas, mixing colors, brush techniques, composition, and light and shadow. Intermediate painters will review color mixing, composition, and choosing subject matter. Advanced painters will receive individualized instruction based on their ability level. You must register at least one week before the class begins in order to receive an emailed supply list. Students are responsible for having materials the first day of class. Don’t be intimidated, this will be fun! 

Tuition: $45** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri Jun 12-Jun 15 1PM-3PM Elkridge 50+ Center XE-474 7865 #9179
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Optimal Fitness Training for Seniors
Join ACE certified instructor Christy Erwin for a moderate-intensity workout to improve your cardiovascular system, strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. This class is appropriate for the active senior, and includes low impact aerobic exercise (35-45 mins.) followed by stretching and cool-down. Fifteen minutes is used for improving strength, and using hand weights while seated in a chair. The remaining time is spent on floor exercises for toning muscles and stretching.
Tuition: $88 (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon, Wed, Fri May 14-Jun 18 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 7836 #8874
No class May 21 & May 28
Mon, Wed Jul 02-Aug 10 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 7834 #9973
No class Jul 4, Jul 16, Jul 18, Jul 20
Mon, Wed, Fri Aug 27-Sep 28 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 7835 #0176
No class Sep 3
Tue, Thu Aug 28-Sep 27 1PM-2:20PM Elkridge 50+ Center XH-753 7860 #0177
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Our Impact on the Environment
Every living being has an impact on its environment. Human impact on the environment is inevitable. By simply existing, all species—including ourselves—will imprint their mark on the world around them. Over-exploitation and pollution have had a negative impact over the last few centuries. Join Betsy McMillion, former environmental program director of Patapsco Heritage Greenway and former Howard County government recycling education coordinator, to discuss how major events in the last century have affected our environment and contributed to global warming. Learn about the efforts to reverse the damage and prevent future harm. Finally, discover easy lifestyle changes you can make that will protect and improve our environment for future generations.
Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri Apr 27-May 18 1PM-3PM Bain 50+ Center XI-352 7839 #8934
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Pottery: Form, Function, and Design

The instructor welcomes students of all levels to this class. You will enjoy the opportunity to shape your own creations as you work on a variety of projects. Learn about glazing, hand building, and advanced decorating techniques. The instructor is a professional potter. Limited enrollment; please register early! Instructor: Donna Lansman.

Tuition: $90 (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri Apr 27-Jun 29 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7828 #8159
Tue Jun 19-Aug 21 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7821 #9541
Fri Jul 06-Sep 07 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7822 #9542
Mon Jul 09-Sep 17 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7820 #9540
No class Sep 3
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Senior Aquatic Wellness

Improve your fitness and health. Learn how to monitor your pulse rate, recognize heart rate zone, and expand your range of motion. New students should call 443-518-4971 to obtain an Emergency Information Form and Release, which must be on file with the instructor by the first day of class. Classes meet in the HCC pool, Athletic & Fitness Center.

Tuition: $150 (includes $94 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Apr 09-Jun 04 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center ZB-433 7831 #8162
No class May 28
Tue, Thu Apr 10-May 31 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center ZB-433 7832 #8163
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SWEAT (Senior Water Exercise and Aquatic Training)

Are you looking for a way to work out without a lot of impact on your joints? In this class, you can improve physical fitness though exercise in an aquatic environment. A variety of workouts will be used in the shallow as well as the deep end of the pool. Swimming skill is not mandatory, but you should feel comfortable in the water. No tuition waivers for this course. Pool depth begins at 4’.

Tuition: $110** (includes $45 in fees*)
Mon, Wed, Fri Jun 11-Jul 13 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 7894 #0093
No class Jul 4
Mon, Wed, Fri Jun 11-Jul 13 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 7895 #0101
No class Jul 4
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Symbolism Beneath Famous Works of Art *NEW!*
Throughout history, artists have used their work to communicate meanings and feelings. They have included symbols and compositional designs as a language sometimes not obvious upon first viewing. Rumors and legends have emerged around certain masterpieces. All this and more will be explored in this revealing course that seeks to explain the hidden layers beneath famous works of art. The focus will be on Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and several other contemporary artists. Instructor: TBA.
Tuition: $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon May 07-May 21 9:30AM-11:30AM Ellicott City 50+ Center XI-358 7856 #8987
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The Conquering Queen Zenobia *NEW!*
Extremely ambitious and highly intelligent, Queen Zenobia seized Egypt from Rome and came close to transforming the Syrian city of Palmyra into the capital of a breakaway eastern empire. This city was called, in antiquity, the “pearl of the desert,” and has so recently made headlines around
the world during the Syrian war, and the capture of the city by ISIS forces. In this course, you will explore the fascinating life of Queen Zenobia—one of the most powerful women of the ancient world. You will also discover, in detail, the desert kingdom of Palmyra, which sat at the crossroads between the Mediterranean world ruled by Rome and the great empires of Asia. Instructor Bill McGowan holds an M.A. degree in Latin and Greek from Fordham University in New York City.
Tuition: $25 (fee based, no waivers)
Mon May 07-May 14 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-355 7842 #8937
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The Estrogen Effect: Women in Art *NEW!*
Female artists have been involved in making art since time began. Many art forms dominated by women have been historically dismissed as craft instead of being considered fine art. This course will explore some famous female artists and their contributions to the direction of art history. These artists include Artemisia Gentileschi Louise Elisabeth Vigee le Brun, Rosa Bonheur, Marie Bracquemond, Eva Gonzales, Gabriele Munter, Kathy Kollwitz, Alice Neel, Barbara Hepworth, and Louise Bourgeois. Instructor: TBA
Tuition: $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu May 10-Jun 07 9:30AM-11:30AM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-359 7857 #8988
No class May 17
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The First Ladies: Louisa Adams to Letitia Tyler

This is the second in a series of courses examining the role of the First Ladies throughout American history. It focuses on the First Ladies from Louisa Adams to Letitia Tyler. Learn about the contributions, political and social influence and lasting legacies of each of our First Ladies. Instructor: Patrick Heline.

Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Sun Aug 12-Sep 16 1:30PM-3:30PM Hickory Ridge XI-137 7836 #0400
No class Sep 2
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The Rosetta Stone *NEW!*
The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous archaeological artifacts in the world. In this course, you will explore the fascinating history of this amazing treasure, first uncovered by French Napoleonic troops in Egypt in 1799, and the race between the French and the British to decipher the mysterious language of the ancient Egyptians. The stone’s true significance lies in the tripartite inscription incised on the stone, each written in a different script—Egyptian hieroglyphics, Egyptian Demotic, and Ancient Greek, which would prove to be the key to solving the puzzle of deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Instructor Bill McGowan holds an M.A. degree in Latin and Greek from Fordham University in New York City.
Tuition: $25 (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Apr 18-Apr 25 1PM-3PM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-356 7843 #8938
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U.S. History Through the Decades: 1920s *NEW!*
The 1920s was a decade of exciting social change and profound cultural conflicts. Join instructor Patrick Heline for the first of a two-part course as he examines the United States between 1920 and 1924, from the post-war economic recession to the unprecedented growth and prosperity that came to define the “Roaring 20s.” This progress was signified by the growth of cities, the rise of a consumer culture fueled by the advance of technology, the upsurge of mass entertainment, and liberation from the restrictions of the country’s Victorian past. Part II, in the fall, will cover the years from 1925-1929.
Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Sun Jul 08-Aug 05 2PM-4PM Hickory Ridge 108 XI-373 7830 #0184
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VIPs in the Art World *NEW!*
Who are the people in the art world who are not artists but who affect the business of art? Who has been influential as a buyer, a patron, a gallery owner? In this course, you will examine several famous art patrons, private and corporate collectors, art dealers and curators who have impacted the art world. You will take a closer look at the contemporary “movers and shakers” who affect what sells and what does not sell in the art market. Instructor: TBA.
Tuition: $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri Apr 20-May 11 9:30AM-11:30AM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-357 7855 #8978
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