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A Closer Look At Art Museums *NEW!*

The Louvre was originally a fortress and then a castle before it became an art museum. The Musee d’Orsay was originally a train station. The Guggenheim Museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is the result of sixteen years of correspondence between him and Solomon Guggenheim.

Art museums have a long history as educational institutions, but vary greatly in how they were conceived and designed. This course will take a closer look at several famous museums, the collectors whose work is shown within them and the architectural connection between the museum and the artworks.

Instructor: Ann Wiker.

Tuition: $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Feb 20-Mar 20 9:30AM-11:30AM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-351 7798 #4336
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Best American Short Stories *NEW*

Each year the editors of the 237 American magazines that publish short stories send in their favorite stories for the Best American Short Story anthology. A guest editor - this year, the novelist Meg Wolitzer - makes the highly subjective choice of the 20 “best” stories.

You can count on each edition to provide a fascinating mix of short fiction by some of the country’s most acclaimed writers - T.C. Boyle, Mary Gordon, Lauren Groff, Amy Hempel, and Curtis Sittenfeld this year - alongside work by a younger generation of little-known writers on the rise.

In this six-week class you will read two stories from Best American Short Stories 2017 every two weeks. For the first class  in all sections, instructor George Clack asks students to read Mary Gordon’s story Ugly and Jim Shepard’s story Telemachus. 

Instructor: George Clack. 

Tuition: $89 (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri Jan 12-Mar 23 1PM-3PM Duncan Hall XI-400 7772 #4439
(No class Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 16, Mar 2, & Mar 16)
Thu Jan 11-Mar 22 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-400 7773 #4438
(No class Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, & Mar 15)
Thu Jan 18-Mar 29 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-400 7799 #8042
(No class Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 8, & Mar 22)
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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.

Tuition: $88 (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon, Wed, Fri Jan 08-Feb 14 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 7816 #3597
No class Jan 15, Jan 17, & Jan 19
Tue, Thu Jan 09-Feb 22 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 7797 #3596
Mon, Wed, Fri Feb 21-Apr 02 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 7803 #5080
no class Mar 19, Mar 21, & Mar 23
Tue, Thu Mar 06-Apr 19 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 7804 #5081
No class Apr 3 & Apr 5
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Connections Between Fashion and Fine Art *NEW!*
Bridget Riley was an Op Art painter in the 1950s who was insulted when her paintings were re-interpreted as textile designs. Campbell’s Soup offered a special edition Andy Warhol dress shortly after his Campbell’s Soup paintings became famous. There have been many connections between the worlds of fashion and fine art through the years. This class will take a closer look at those connections and analyze the impact on current artists and trends. Instructor: Ann Wiker.
Tuition: $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Mar 01-Apr 05 1PM-3PM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-341 7745 #4337
No class Mar 29
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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: $25** (fee based, no waivers)
Mon, Fri Jan 08-Feb 12 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 7795 #3594
No class Jan 15
Mon, Fri Feb 26-Apr 06 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 7796 #5078
(no class Mar 19, Mar 23, Mar 30)
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David: the Bible’s Most Complex Character *NEW*

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: $12 (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Nov 29 9:30AM-12PM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-326 7748 #2372
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Deadlier Than the Male: Female Detective Fiction Writers *NEW!*

Mystery historians have asked why respectable English women have been so good at murder. This is particularly true in the classic early days of the detective story when writers like Agatha Christie got their start. According to some, the grande dame of this group is Dorothy L. Sayers. Her novel, Gaudy Night, is billed as one of the best mystery stories ever. This class will explore the multi-faceted career of Sayers, one of the first women to attend Oxford, a writer of novels, short stories, essays, and plays, and a translator of Dante. Students should read Gaudy Night before coming to class. You will explore it as a mystery novel, as a novel of ideas, and discuss whether it deserves its reputation as one of the best of its genre. 

Instructor: Jean Sonntag.

Tuition: $15 (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Mar 21 12:30PM-3PM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-350 7770 #4435
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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.

Tuition: $100** (includes $54 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Jan 08-Mar 12 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-250 7792 #3590
No class Jan 15
Tue, Thu Jan 09-Mar 08 11AM-12PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-250 7791 #3589
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Flourish! Four Steps to Release Your Inner Sage

There are two main tasks in the years after 50. The first is to release what is no longer true, needed, helpful, desired, or valued. The second is to allow new feelings, insights, or something that is creative, challenging, resourceful, inventive, or innovative to emerge, as well as to allow something that may be richer and deeper to surface.

This class explains and provides practice in the four-step growth process with all the richness and depth of understanding that we on the other side of 50 desire. The process starts with awareness, continues with acknowledgement of what is true for you, deepens with an appreciative inquiry, and results in “right action.” Following the four-step process enables you to access the wisdom of your inner sage and to use this wisdom to guide your future years toward healing and wholeness, happiness and joy, as well as respect and honor.

Instructor Sandy Lundahl, MPH, MA has extensively written and taught courses on this emerging and exciting topic.

Tuition: $65 (includes $45 in fees)
Sat Feb 03-Mar 17 1:30PM-3PM Hickory Ridge XE-485 7802 #4441
No class Feb 24
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Mind Fit: Boost Your Brain Health *NEW!*

As you age, so does your brain. This series will address ways in which you can improve and maintain a healthy brain function throughout the aging process. Join us for a fun and informative series to learn positive lifestyle changes to keep your mind sharp. You will learn about proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning, including fun group activities and games used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, a science-based cognitive stimulation program.

No tuition waivers for this course.

Tuition: $40** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Jan 24-Feb 28 10:30AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XE-576 7741 #4434
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Onward! Timeless Stories From Throughout The Ages *NEW!*
Join (Senior Adult Summer Institute) SASI presenter Sandy Lundahl for this exciting and insightful day. Discover the seven stages of growth that are possible in the second half of life -- stages of growth that allow you to move towards the full, rich wholeness of life.

Sandy will share stories, both ancient and modern, that warn of difficulties and dangers, and preview your promise and potential of life after age 50. Listen, laugh, engage your imagination and learn what it will take to move onward.

Bring lunch, a folder, paper and pen/pencil.

Instructor: Sandy Lundahl.
Tuition: $39** (fee based, no waivers)
Sat Jan 13 9:30AM-3:30PM Health Sciences Building XE-566 7801 #4358
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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*)
Mon Jan 08-Mar 26 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7788 #3615
This is a beginner's class. No class Jan 15 & Feb 19.
Tue Jan 09-Mar 13 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7787 #3614
Fri Jan 26-Apr 06 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7786 #3613
No class Mar 30)
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Secret Lives of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices Part I *NEW!*

This is the first in a series of courses examining the lives, roles, and effectiveness of the individuals who have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. You will compare and contrast the lives of these justices and the development of their judicial interpretations that have come to define the Supreme Court throughout history.

Topics to be covered include early years, political and judicial viewpoints, rise to the U.S. Supreme Court, court opinions and interpretations, and how their judicial interpretations affected society and culture as a whole.

Part I will focus on the first 12 Supreme Court Justices: John Jay (1745-1829) to Alfred Moore (1755-1810).

Instructor: Patrick Heline.

Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Sun Jan 14-Feb 11 2PM-4PM Hickory Ridge XI-345 7783 #4333
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Secret Lives of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices Part II *NEW!*

This is the second in a series of courses examining the lives, roles, and effectiveness of the individuals who have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. You will compare and contrast the lives of these justices and the development of their judicial interpretations that have come to define the Supreme Court throughout history.

Topics to be covered include early years, political and judicial viewpoints, rise to the U.S. Supreme Court, court opinions and interpretations, and how their judicial interpretations affected society and culture as a whole.

Part I will focus on the Supreme Court Justices: John Marshall (1755-1835) to James Wayne (1790-1867).

Instructor: Patrick Heline. 

Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Sun Feb 25-Mar 25 2PM-4PM Hickory Ridge XI-346 7784 #4332
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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 443-518-4772 to obtain an Emergency Information Form and Release, which must be on file with the instructor by the first day of class.

Classes meet at the HCC pool, located in the Athletic & Fitness Center.

Tuition: $150 (includes $91 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Jan 08-Mar 12 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center ZB-433 7789 #3622
No class Jan 15
Tue, Thu Jan 09-Mar 08 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center ZB-433 7790 #3623
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Senior Water Exercise and Aquatic Training (SWEAT)

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 a 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 four feet.

Tuition: $64** (includes $45 in fees*)
Fri Jan 12-Mar 23 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 7794 #3588
Fri Jan 12-Mar 23 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 7793 #3587
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The Destruction of Pompeii *NEW!*
The doomed city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., is the best-preserved city of the Roman world. Since its accidental discovery in the 18th century, Pompeii has inspired archaeologists, artists, writers, and tourists to re-imagine life in a Roman city 2,000 years ago.

In this course, you will examine how the ancient inhabitants of Pompeii lived in the shadow of a mountain that nobody knew was an active volcano. You will discuss the exciting discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Explore ancient urbanism, domestic and public spaces, politics, entertainment, slavery, and the life of the rich in their spacious villas on the Bay of Naples, all ending in the final catastrophic moment of the cities’ destruction.

Instructor: Bill McGowan
Tuition: $35 (fee based, no waivers)
Fri Jan 19-Jan 26 1PM-3PM Bain 50+ Center XI-349 7769 #4433
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The Effect of Asian Art on European Artists I *NEW!*

Japan’s opening to international trade in the 1850s created a huge interest in Japanese art and objects by collectors, designers and artists. Western artists like Van Gogh, Monet and others were inspired by Asian art and composition.

This course will explore the art of the East and its effect on the styles and trends in art history including the Chinese influence on art of the 16th through 19th centuries, Orientalism and Japonisme, including artists such as Degas, Cassatt and Monet.

Instructor: Ann Wiker.

Tuition: $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 09-Feb 06 9:30AM-11:30AM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-343 7743 #4334
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The Effect of Asian Art on European Artists II *NEW!*

Japan’s opening to international trade in the 1850s created a huge interest in Japanese art and objects by collectors, designers and artists. Western artists like Van Gogh, Monet and others were inspired by Asian art and composition.

This course will explore the Eastern influence on Post Impressionist artists (Van Gogh, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec) and on American artists. You will also look at the impact of Western art on modern and contemporary Asian art.

Instructor: Ann Wiker.

Tuition: $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jan 11-Feb 15 9:30AM-11:30AM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-344 7744 #4335
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The First Ladies: Clinton to Trump *NEW!*
This is the 11th in a series of courses examining the role of the First Ladies throughout American history. This session focuses on the First Ladies from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Melania Trump. 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 Jan 14-Feb 11 11:30AM-1:30PM Health Sciences Building XI-347 7735 #4243
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The First Ladies: Martha Washington to Elizabeth Monroe

This is the first in a series of courses examining the role of the First Ladies throughout American history. It focuses on the first five First Ladies from Martha Washington to Elizabeth Monroe. Learn about the contributions, political and social influence and lasting legacies of each of our First Ladies. Instructor: Patrick Heline. (Includes $5.00 fee for handouts.)

Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Sun Feb 25-Mar 25 11:30AM-1:30PM Hickory Ridge XI-123 7785 #5079
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The Trial and Death of Socrates *NEW!*

The trial and death of Socrates is one of the most momentous events of philosophical martyrdom in Western civilization. Even after 2,000 years, close attention and repeated study helps us understand exactly who Socrates was, what happened to him, and why his life and death have had such an impact on Western civilization.

In this course, you will examine the trial and death of Socrates by examining the four dialogues of Plato: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo to see what (if any) lessons the ancient event relates to our present time. Plato was a devoted disciple of Socrates and his account lives on as tragic drama of the highest level.

Instructor: Bill McGowan

Tuition: $35 (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Feb 07-Feb 14 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-348 7746 #4354
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