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A Plunge Into Creative Nonfiction *NEW*
“Creative nonfiction” is a term that has come into vogue lately to describe the way nonfiction writers are pushing the limits of an ancient literary form - what is usually called the essay. Leslie Jamison, the editor of The Best American Essays 2017, writes, “The essay has always courted a reputation as a solipsistic genre, the mind fondling itself on the page. But to me, the defining trait of the essay is the situation and the problem of the encounter.The essay inherently stages an encounter between the “I” and the world in which the “I” resides; it models a certain way of paying attention, awesome, humble and suspicious all at once.” This course will involve reading a dozen of these varied encounters from The Best American Essays 2018, with guest editor Hilton Als, the New Yorker magazine’s longtime drama critic. To prepare for the first class meeting, please read The March on Everywhere by Leslie Jamison and The Big Thing on His Mind by Thomas Powers. Instructor: George Clack.
Tuition: $89 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Apr 18-Jun 13 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-408 7930 #5454
(No class Apr 25, May 9, May 23 & Jun 6)
Thu Apr 25-Jun 20 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-408 7931 #5455
(No class May 2, May 16, May 30 & Jun 13)
Fri Apr 26-Jun 21 1PM-3PM Health Sciences Building 110 XI-408 7932 #5458
(No class May 3, May 17, May 31 & Jun 14)
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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: $5** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu May 23 10AM-12PM Health Sciences Building XE-389 7954 #0308
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Beginning Pickleball
Despite the odd name, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States right now! Easy to learn and fun to play—it combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Join the fun! Learn the rules, scoring and techniques to get started or increase your skill if you are already playing. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Use our racquet or bring your own. Instructor Duane St. Clair founded and is active in the Howard County Pickleball Association.

Please note that the May 24-Jun 28 course listed below is not available for online registration. You must register for the course in person, by fax, or mail. 
Tuition: $60** (includes $46 in fees*)
Thu Mar 21-May 02 1PM-2:30PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-471 7939 #5471
(no class Apr 18)
Fri May 24-Jun 28 2:30PM-4PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-471 7960 #1023
Please note that this course is not available for online registration. You must register for this course in person, by fax, or mail. 
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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: $93 (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue, Thu May 16-Jul 02 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 7950 #6011
Tue, Thu Jul 11-Aug 27 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 6507 #7619
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Care Provider Training (Practical Skills for Caregivers)

The course will address day-to-day challenges for both the care recipient as well as the caregiver.

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Tuition: $195 (includes $160 in fees*)
Thu May 02-May 30 5PM-8PM Howard Hall 122 XH-599 7120 #0949
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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: $22** (fee based, no waivers)
Mon, Fri Apr 01-May 10 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 7906 #4403
Please note that the tuition and fees for this section are $25** (fee based, no waivers). (No class Apr 15, Apr 19 & Apr 22)
Mon, Fri May 17-Jun 21 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 7956 #7617
(No class May 24 & May 27)
Mon, Fri Jul 08-Aug 05 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 6509 #7616
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Deadlier Than the Male Part II *NEW*
Agatha Christie is an icon in the classic mystery field. Lesser known, but every bit as accepted as part of the set of classic female detective writers of the Golden Age, is Ngaio Marsh, a New Zealander with British roots as well. The two of them follow the paths of the traditional Golden Age mystery with some interesting, and different, diversions. The first session of this class will be devoted to Agatha Christie and the second to Ngaio Marsh. Students should read (or reread) the classic Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and Death and the Dancing Footman by Ngaio Marsh. Both should be readily available at the public library if you do not wish to purchase them. You will discuss them as representatives of their genre as well as products of their individual authors. Instructor: Jean Sonntag.
Tuition: $25 (fee based, no waivers)
Thu Apr 25-May 02 1PM-3PM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-393 7949 #6005
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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. If you register 10 days before the start of the class you will be mailed a materials list (independent purchase). Class size is limited. Please register early. Instructor: Ann Wiker 
Tuition: $69** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue, Thu Jul 09-Jul 18 6PM-8PM Elkridge 50+ Center XE-394 6510 #1263
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Drawing Techniques: Soft Pastels *NEW*
Pastels have been a popular drawing media for hundreds of years and are often noted for their ethereal appearance. They allow for a broad range of colors, textures, and mark-making techniques, making them one of the favorite mediums of artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Mary Cassatt, and Edgar Degas. In this course, you will learn mixing, blending and texture techniques, applicable to a wide variety of subject matter. Beginner students will learn the basics of building a strong, balanced composition with pastels, while intermediate and advanced students will learn how to introduce additional levels of complexity to their drawings. All levels of experience welcome! Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $25. Register early to receive emailed list of supplies needed. Instructor: Kara LaRose.
Tuition: $59** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu May 30-Jun 13 1PM-3PM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XE-371 7961 #1028
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How and Why We Age: The Biology of Aging *NEW!*
Learn the latest scientific discoveries about how the body ages, the theories of why we age, and the tantalizing research into preventing and treating age-related diseases. Sandy Lundahl, MPH, MA, a doctoral student in gerontology at the University of Maryland, will explore how aging affects every part of the body and will dispel many of the most persistent aging myths. Bring paper, pen/pencil, and a folder.
Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri May 31-Jun 21 10AM-12PM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-367 7958 #1003
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How Movies Tell Stories Part I *NEW*
You know what makes a good movie—or do you? In the first of this two-part course, instructor Arthur “Otts” Laupus will delve into many facets of film-making. Through film clips and discussion, you will explore the important elements in narrative film, including how film differs from other art forms; the psychological effects of lighting and color; the three sets of “eyes” the audience uses when watching films; the use of music to effect emotions; tools of the scriptwriter, and more. The work of several famous directors will be discussed along with their unique styles and techniques.
Tuition: $59 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jun 11-Jul 09 9:30AM-11:30AM Elkridge 50+ Center XI-390 7957 #1002
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Mindful Aging: The Psychology of Aging *NEW!*
When it comes to aging, you cannot believe everything you hear. Experts emphasize that aging is a normal and cumulative process that is a part of our biological design and distinct from disease and decline. Yet, society’s view of aging often tends to be negative. In this course, you will explore mistaken age-related assumptions and thought processes that inform what you say to yourself and others. Become aware of cultural stereotypes that affect behavior and healthcare. Topics include the latest research findings in learning, memory, problem-solving, and more. Sandy Lundahl, MPH, MA, is a doctoral student in gerontology at the University of MD. Bring paper, pen/pencil, and a folder.
Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri May 31-Jun 21 1PM-3PM Health Sciences Building 114 XE-362 7959 #1022
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Mixed Media: Drawing and Painting
There are very few working artists today who can say that they only use one type of material in their artistic practice. This course will teach you how to create dynamic artworks by combining various drawing and painting media, including but not limited to charcoal, graphite, watercolor, and acrylic. You can expect to complete several small works throughout this course. All levels of experience are welcome. Materials list will be distributed and discussed at the first class. Estimated cost $25. Instructor: Kara LaRose.
Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Apr 24-May 22 1:30PM-3:30AM North Laurel Community Center XE-204 7927 #5309
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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.

Please note that the May 17-Jun 21 course listed below is not available for online registration. You must register for the course in person, by fax, or mail.
Tuition: $93 (includes $45 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Apr 01-May 10 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 7916 #4413
(No class Apr 15, Apr 17, Apr 19 & Apr 22). Please note that this course is not available for online registration. You must register for this course in person, by fax, or mail. 
Mon, Wed May 17-Jun 21 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 7955 #7621
(No class May 24 & May 27)
Mon, Wed, Fri Jul 08-Aug 07 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 6508 #7620
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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 $80 in fees*)
Fri Mar 29-Jun 07 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7948 #5999
(No Class Apr 19)
Tue Apr 09-Jun 11 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7918 #4438
Mon Apr 15-Jun 24 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7919 #4440
(No class May 27)
Fri Jun 28-Aug 30 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 6502 #7629
Mon Jul 08-Sep 16 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 7821 #9541
(No class Sep 2)
Tue Jul 09-Sep 10 10AM-12PM Bain 50+ Center XI-655 6501 #7627
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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 through 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’. Instructor: Patty Colabucci.

Tuition: $80** (includes $30 in fees*)
Fri Mar 29-Jun 07 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 7922 #4396
(No class Apr 19)
Fri Mar 29-Jun 07 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 7923 #4397
(No class Apr 19)
Mon, Wed, Fri Jun 17-Jul 19 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 6503 #0952
(No class Jul 5)
Mon, Wed, Fri Jun 17-Jul 19 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 7964 #0953
(No class Jul 5)
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