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Laurel, MD 20707
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Ask the Professionals: An Aging in Place Panel Discussion
As you proactively plan for your future, participate in this interactive guided discussion with experts in the field. Thoughtful planning and follow-through can help avoid a crisis should health care or housing needs change or life events force decisions to be made quickly. This course is designed to present a list of options, considerations, and professional services available to help you put a plan in place, ready to be implemented if needed. Topics will cover the benefits and care costs of remaining in your home, the services available should you decide to downsize and relocate and the differences in housing options and costs between continuous care retirement communities, assisted living, and small residential homes for modest incomes. There will be an overview on Medicaid, veteran's benefits and legal planning. One person registers in advance, a family member may register in class and attend at no cost. Moderator Deborah Bakalich is a member of Senior Care Lifestyles, a true one-stop senior care resource center.
Tuition: $49 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue May 07 6:30PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XE-589 6565 #4635
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Basic Sewing

Fashion designer Venus Khosravani will take you through sewing basics, from operating your sewing machine correctly, identifying different types of fabrics, selecting and reading a commercial pattern, and completing a pair of
casual pants. No prior sewing experience needed. Just bring your portable sewing machine to learn a new skill and create something you can proudly wear. A materials list will be distributed and discussed at the first class. Estimated cost is $25. Bring pencil and notebook. Class size is limited, so register early.

Tuition: $179** (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue Jan 22-Mar 12 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XE-548 6416 #4531
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Climate Change: Already in Your Neighborhood *NEW*
Although the effects of climate change can already be seen in our communities, many of us are uncertain about why this is happening or how best to respond. How do you know that climate change is real and the result of human activities? Scientist Sara Via, Ph.D, will use plain language to make this phenomena understandable and interesting. You will learn of the major impact that climate change has on weather,
food and water security, biodiversity and health. Solutions are already available, and the economics of mitigating issues of climate-related disasters now rather than later will be discussed. Note: If after taking this course you want to learn more, consider registering for the five session course Climate Change: Impact and Solutions offered in April.
Tuition: $42** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Mar 05 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XE-702 6601 #5440
Tue Apr 09 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XE-702 6602 #5441
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Climate Change: Impact and Solutions *NEW*

This course is a more in depth look at climate change as first presented in the winter course Climate Change: Already in Your Neighborhood. Take a closer look at climate’s impact on weather, human and animal well-being, agriculture, food and water security and even your home garden. The good news is that there are tools available right now that will help us all adapt to climate change. Along with presentations and discussions of the solutions that are possible at the state, local and individual/family levels, you will consider the economic and social cost/benefit of climate action. There will be ample opportunity in each session to discuss and ask questions.

NOTE: The one-session class (XE-702) is not a pre-requisite for this class. This course will provide additional detail without being redundant. Instructor: Sara Via, Ph.D.

Tuition: $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Apr 23-May 21 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XE-704 6604 #5443
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Environmental Learning and Leadership Institute

Are you concerned about what’s happening with our environment and want to know what can be done about it? The Legacy Leadership Environmental Institute is an educational program that provides you with briefings from experts at NASA, NOAA, University of Maryland, and other agencies. Representatives explain global climate change, sustainability, earth systems science, and best practices on leaving an environmental legacy. This course also covers regional ecology, local government’s eco-efforts, personal non-positional leadership training, and an introduction to local nature and environmental organizations’ volunteer possibilties.

NASA Visits: Feb. 14 & 21 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (transportation by carpool).

Limited enrollment.

Class for ages 18 and above.

Tuition: $125 (Includes $40 in fees)
Thu Feb 07-Mar 28 8:45AM-4PM Belmont Conference Center XE-516 6550 #4525
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Pattern Making I

For would-be designers looking for the perfect fit, let designer Venus Khosravani teach you “Pattern Drafting,” a system of pattern making that relies on the measurements taken from a figure to create basic patterns. Basic patterns are developed without design features and are used as the
base to create design patterns. You will learn how to take body measurements and to create a five-piece basic pattern set, consisting of front and back bodice and skirt, and a long sleeve, based on those measurements. No prior patternmaking experience required. For those with no prior sewing
experience, taking the Basic Sewing course simultaneously is highly recommended. Bring paper, pencil and a measuring tape to the first class and wear comfortable, but not boxy, clothing. Materials list will be distributed and discussed the first night of class. Estimated cost is $25. Class size is limited, so register early.

Tuition: $179** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jan 24-Mar 14 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XE-445 6414 #5070
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Pattern Making II *NEW*
Fashion designer Venus Khosravani will offer instruction in flat pattern making techniques, a system of pattern making that is dependent on previously developed patterns. Through classroom demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and projects, you will learn how to create design patterns for different clothing styles by manipulating basic patterns. Pattern Making I is a suggested prerequisite unless you have had experience working and sewing with commercial patterns. Bring a notebook and pen to class and wear close fitting attire (not loose). A supply list will be distributed and discussed at the first class. Estimated independent purchase
cost is $25. Class size is limited, so register early.
Tuition: $169** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Apr 11-May 30 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XE-482 6356 #5002
(No class Apr 18)
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