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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.

Tuition: $15** (fee based, no waivers)
Fri Nov 08 10AM-12PM Health Sciences Building XE-389 6533 #4882
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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: $88 (includes $48 in fees*)
Tue, Thu Sep 17-Oct 24 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 6518 #1739
Tue, Thu Nov 05-Dec 17 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 6519 #1740
(No class Nov 28)
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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 Sep 09-Oct 04 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 6523 #1735
Mon, Fri Oct 11-Nov 08 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 6526 #1736
(No class Oct 14)
Mon, Fri Nov 15-Dec 13 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 6528 #4869
(No class Nov 29)
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Drawing for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

This class will focus on a variety of drawing styles, from the realistic to the abstract. Special attention will be given to the area of portraiture. Beginners will be introduced to the basics of drawing, including exercises that appeal to both technical and creative components. Intermediate and advanced students will receive individualized instruction as they work to improve and refine their skills. Bring white paper and a pencil to the first class. Supply list will be distributed that day for independent purchase. Cost for supplies is about $20. Please register early. No tuition waivers for this course. Instructor: Ann Wiker.

Tuition: $80** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Oct 05-Nov 02 9:30AM-11:30AM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XE-653 6532 #4878
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Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens *NEW!*
Explore the tomb of Queen Nefertari in the famous Valley of the Queens. Queen Nefertari was the first of the Great Royal Wives and great favorite of Ramesses II, one of the most powerful kings to rule Egypt. The tomb of Nefertari is one of the most beautifully painted tombs in all of Egypt and is often referred to as the Sistine Chapel of Egypt. You will explore this tomb in detail, accompanying Queen Nefertari on her transition to the next life and the trials she endured on her spiritual journey. You will also explore other tombs in the Valley of the Queens to highlight the power of the Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife and their unparalleled imagination and artistry as expressed in the tomb paintings. Instructor: Bill McGowan.
Tuition: $25 (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Sep 25-Oct 02 1PM-3PM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-413 6539 #4892
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Oil Painting for All Levels *NEW!*
Oil paints have been a favorite medium of artists for hundreds of years because they allow painters greater capacity to blend and portray detail. In this course, students of all experience levels will gain knowledge and skills to improve their painting abilities in a variety of styles. Beginners will learn the basics of oil painting, including prepping the canvas, mixing colors, brush techniques, designing compositions, and depicting dimension. Intermediate and advanced painters will review these elements and receive individualized instruction based upon their particular skill sets, with a focus on choosing subject matter and conveying meaning. All skill levels are welcome in this fun, creative class! (Bring canvases, set of oil paints, set of paintbrushes, liquin, turpenoid and a small glass jar.) Instructor: Kara LaRose.
Tuition: $100** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Oct 15-Nov 12 2PM-4PM Glenwood Community Center XE-272 6541 #4904
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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 $45 in fees*)
Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 09-Oct 04 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 6522 #1741
Mon, Wed, Fri Oct 11-Nov 08 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 6524 #1742
(No class Oct 14)
Mon, Wed, Fri Nov 15-Dec 16 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 6527 #4866
(No class Nov 27 & 29)
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Pottery: Form, Function, and Design

The instructor, a professional potter, 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 materials fee will cover 15 lbs. of clay and glaze. You are responsible for purchasing additional clay and glaze. Limited enrollment so please register early! Instructor: Charlene O’Dell-Randolph.

Tuition: $130 (includes $90 in fees*)
Fri Oct 04-Dec 20 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7842 #1758
(No Class Nov 29)
Mon Oct 07-Dec 23 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 6511 #1756
(No class Oct 14 & Nov 11)
Tue Oct 08-Dec 10 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 6512 #1757
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Reconstruction, 1862-1876 *NEW!*
Engage in an in-depth exploration of a controversial and complicated era of our nation’s history. The Reconstruction Era was a significant chapter in the history of American civil rights. Join Roger Swartz, a nationally acclaimed author and historian, as he delves into the Civil War, emancipation,
presidential policy, Northern reconstruction, Southern reaction, the North’s abandonment of Reconstruction, and more.
Tuition: $75 (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Sep 25-Oct 23 9:45AM-11:45AM Glenwood Community Center XI-410 6537 #4889
(No class Oct 16)
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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 several famous female artists and their contributions to art history. These artists include Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Rosa Bonheur, Georgia O’Keeffe, Kathy Köllwitz, Frida Kahlo, Barbara Hepworth, and Louise Bourgeois. Instructor: Kara LaRose.
Tuition: $75 (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Nov 06-Dec 04 2PM-4PM Glenwood Community Center XI-359 6531 #4871
(No class Nov 27)
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The Greek Myths*NEW!*
The Greek myths provide intriguing insight into human nature while providing clues into the origins and significance of the ancient Greeks’ own culture and ritual practices. In this course, you will explore the fascinating stories of the Greek myths—stories that explain the creation of the world
and the lives of the gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines. Starting with the birth of the world, through bloody wars like Troy and Thebes, heroic acts of Hercules and childish pranks by Hermes, and touching stories of motherly love in Demeter and Persephone - the scope of the Greek myths will astound and delight you. Instructor: Bill McGowan.
Tuition: $50 (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Oct 16-Nov 06 1PM-3PM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-414 6540 #4893
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The Unexpected Books of the Bible
Students studying the Bible as literature often react to some books with the question, “How did these ever get into the Bible?” For this reason, one might call the following works the Bible’s unexpected books: Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, and Job. They challenge the more conventional content of the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament. This course will examine the backgrounds and themes of these books, including what we know about their authorship and time of composition, the biblical genres into which they fit, and the nature of their pathway into what became sacred scripture for two major religions. For the first class, you should read all of the Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes (both short works). For the second class, you should read the following parts of the book of Job: Ch. 1-14, Ch. 19, Ch. 29-34, and Ch. 38-42. You should bring your Bible with you to class. Instructor: Jean Sonntag.
Tuition: $25 (fee based, no waivers)
Tue Nov 12-Nov 19 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-374 6535 #1745
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The Western Plains, 1846-1890 *NEW!*
Join Roger Swartz, nationally acclaimed author and historian, for an insightful overview of the iconic images of the Western Plains. Learn about the contributions of explorer John Wesley Powell and the 100th meridian; the need for mountain men, wagon trains and trails; the destruction of the plains and the demise of the buffalo; and myths and realities related to “Custer’s Last Stand.”
Tuition: $75 (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Sep 25-Oct 23 1:15PM-3:15PM Hickory Ridge 108 XI-411 6538 #4891
(No class Oct 16)
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