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Administering Estates in Maryland

Sooner or later, you or a family member may need to administer an estate in Maryland. Smart planning and preparation can save you and your family time, money, and stress during one of the most difficult times in life. Join Byron E. MacFarlane, Register of Wills, to learn about the probate process in Maryland. He will present valuable information about types of estates, the role of the personal representative, the importance of having a will, how to register a will, required documents for opening and closing an estate, probate fees, and inheritance and estate taxes in Maryland. There will be time for questions and answers about estates at the end of the class.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $25** (fee based, no waivers)
Fri Apr 23 10AM-12PM Online XE-389 6620 #7105
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Best American Short Stories 2020 *NEW!*
This is a discussion class in which we will read stories drawn from the Best American Short Stories 2020 anthology. Each year, the editors of the more than 200 American literary magazines that publish short stories send their top stories to compete for a spot in the anthology. This year’s BASS guest editor is the popular, best-selling author Curtis Sittenfeld. “To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time,” Sittenfeld remembers the first time she opened a BASS collection. This course will meet every other week for six sessions and students will read and discuss two stories for each meeting, a total of 12. Instructor: George Clack
Tuition: $129 (includes $109 in fees*)
Thu Jan 14-Mar 25 1PM-3PM Online XI-457 6602 #8999
Fri Jan 15-Mar 26 1PM-3PM Online XI-457 6601 #8998
Th Jan 21-Apr 01 1PM-3PM Online XI-457-6615 #0457
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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.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.)

Tuition: $75 (includes $65 in fees*)
Tue, Thu Jan 12-Mar 04 1PM-2:20PM Online XH-752 6613 #7075
Tue, Thu Mar 23-May 20 1PM-2:20PM Online XH-752 6614 #7115
No class Apr. 6 & 8.
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Chair Yoga: Stretch & Strengthen

Fitness experts assert that maintaining flexibility is our fountain of youth. As we grow older, muscles become tighter, not from aging but simply from reduced use. Join Christy Erwin, an ACE certified group fitness instructor, in this online class designed to restore and improve flexibility, joint discomfort, strength and balance. This class incorporates seated stretch and yoga postures, as well as standing postures for balance challenges which use a chair for support. Improve your flexibility, concentration and strength while boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint pain. Breathing techniques for relaxation are included as well.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $75** (includes $65 in fees*)
Tue, Thu Jan 12-Feb 11 10AM-10:50AM Online XE-402 6610 #9139
Tue, Thu Feb 23-Mar 25 10AM-10:50AM Online XE-402 6611 #9140
Tue, Thu Apr 13-May 13 10AM-10:50AM Online XE-402 6612 #9141
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Deadlier Than the Male, Part III: Margery Allingham & Josephine Tey *NEW!*

The most famous female detective fiction authors of the so-called Golden Age of the 1930’s and 40’s are Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh. There are two others, however, who share the title of Queens of Crime for this era, Margery Allingham and Josephine Tey. In this class, explore the life, writing careers, and unique styles of detective fiction by these two women. We will use one of Allingham’s novels, The Death of a Ghost, and two of Tey’s, The Franchise Affair and The Daughter of Time, to examine how each author has built upon the classic formulas of the Golden Age of detective fiction and yet has developed her own distinct approaches to an evolving genre. Instructor: Jean Sonntag

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99 (includes $79 in fees*
Thu May 06-May 20 10AM-12PM Online XI-456 6600 #8997
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From Age-ing to Sage-ing

What comes to mind when you think of age-ing? What comes to mind when you think of sage-ing? A bit different, isn’t it? Sage-ing implies that you are continuing to grow and develop, while age-ing doesn’t have that same connotation. Sage-ing requires a subtle set of skills so you become more effective by offering your life lessons with kindness and deeper understanding of self and others-and a touch of strategic cleverness. In this practical, interactive course you will focus on real issues and real-life situations. Instructor Sandy Lundahl provides in-depth skill-building to enhance your ability to have conversations that increase clarity, deepen understanding, and strengthen relationships, even challenging ones.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 19-Feb 23 1PM-2:30PM Online XE-309 6609 #0309
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Giving Good Advice

The longer we live, the more experience and knowledge we acquire. And it’s natural to want to share our accumulated wisdom with family and friends - so they can avoid mistakes we made and reap rewards with less hardship. In this course you will learn how to give advice following evidence-based principles and a well-tested 3-step sequential process that works. You will practice advice-giving scenarios that become increasingly more complex. As you become more skilled you will practice the principles and 3-step process informally with friends and family outside of class, and see the difference it makes! Sandy Lundahl, MPH, MA will share contemporary research related to wisdom and giving good advice.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Mar 23-May 04 1PM-2:30PM Online XE-308 6608 #0025
No class Apr. 6.
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Nineteenth Century Art *NEW!*

The nineteenth century was a time of incredible change and had major influences on the development of modern art. Artists began breaking free of convention and pushing the boundaries of what purposes art should serve. In this course, you’ll learn about how drastically art changed from Neoclassicism at the beginning of the century to Post-Impressionism at the end. Expect to discover more about some of history’s best-known and most beloved artists, including Francisco de Goya, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh. Instructor: Kara LaRose

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99 (includes $89 in fees*)
Tue Feb 02-Mar 02 7PM-9PM Online XI-459 6604 #9303
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Onward! Part I *NEW!*

In this fun and insightful class, you will hear timeless stories from around the world and throughout the ages from an amazing collection of elder-tales. Elder-tales are stories that give voice to the subtle, almost imperceptible clues of how we continue to grow and develop throughout the second half of life. To complement these stories, your instructor will share contemporary stories, movies, songs, and poems related to the developmental tasks individuals face in the years after 60. These stories, both ancient and modern, warn of the difficulties and dangers, and preview promise and potential. They portray what can be, and not simply what is. They break the bonds of social convention and help you unlearn what is no longer relevant and offer a vision of what is yet to come. Listen, laugh, question, engage your imagination with Instructor Sandy Lundahl, MPH, MA and learn what it will take to navigate onward into the full, rich wholeness of your life.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Feb 03-Mar 10 1PM-2:30PM Online XE-566 6606 #0022
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Onward! Part II *NEW!*

In Part II of the Onward class series, you will hear timeless stories from around the world and throughout the ages from an amazing collection of elder-tales. Elder-tales are stories that give voice to the subtle, almost imperceptible clues of how each of us continues to grow and develop throughout the second half of life. These stories, both ancient and modern, warn of the difficulties and dangers, and preview promise and potential. They portray what can be, and not simply what is. They break the bonds of social convention and help you unlearn what is no longer relevant and offer a vision of what is yet to come. Listen, laugh, question, engage your imagination with Instructor Sandy Lundahl, MPH, MA and learn what it will take to navigate onward into the full, rich wholeness of your life. No prerequisites; you do not need to have taken Part I to participate in this course.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Mar 31-May 12 1PM-2:30PM Online XE-567 6607 #0024
No class Apr. 7.
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Sew Amazing Design! *NEW!*

People of all ages find needlework kits to be an inexpensive and enjoyable pastime, but many hobbyists are nervous or unsure of how to make original designs. In this class, you will learn basic fine art principles including composition, value, contrast, balance, and texture and discover how to combine these concepts with basic cross-stitch and embroidery techniques to create works of fine art! There will be a review of basic stitches and techniques for beginners, but all levels of experience are welcome! Estimated cost for independent student purchase of materials is $35. Instructor: Kara LaRose

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Mar 23-Apr 27 7PM-9PM Online XE-216 6605 #9304
No class Apr. 6.
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Spaceflight: A Series *NEW!*

This class is out of this world! Each week, you will explore a different facet of the fascinating world of spaceflight. Gain understanding of the historic context of landmark developments and achievements, learn about the famous Hubble and James Webb Telescopes, identify different types of celestial orbits, discuss various scientific principles that impact spaceflight, and examine the various names and designations of spacecraft. Join Bruce Cranford, aerospace engineer and author of several books and articles on space and energy, and a longtime docent at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, to learn about and discuss the most significant spaceflight events, past and present, both locally and abroad.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99 (includes $79 in fees*)
Wed Feb 10-Mar 24 1PM-2PM Online XI-458 6603 #9302
No class Feb 17.
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