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A New Look At the Stories of Genesis *NEW*
The stories within the book of Genesis are some of the most well known in world literature. Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood, and Joseph and his coat of many colors are part of popular culture in addition to being parts of the sacred scriptures of two vibrant religions. And yet, the origin of these stories and the book that includes them is not as well-known. The emphasis of this course will be on the familiar (and less familiar) stories presented as literature, in the context of the book of Genesis and what we know about its development and composition. Topics such as the evolving portraits of God and women will also be considered. Additionally, the course will discuss two modern works that depend on the stories in Genesis: R. Crumb’s The Book of Genesis and Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent (both books are optional reading). Students may use any translation of the Bible, but should read the following assignments: Class 1: Ch. 1-4, 6-9, 11-13, and 24-34 (feel free to skip over the “begats.” Class 2: Ch 37–50. Instructor Jean Sonntag.
Tuition: $31** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Apr 22-Apr 29 10AM-12:30PM Hickory Ridge XI-419 6628 #6695
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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)
Thu May 28 10AM-12PM Health Sciences Building XE-389 6630 #5586
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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.
Tuition: $60** (includes $45 in fees*)
Fri Mar 27-May 08 1:30PM-3PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-471 6618 #5590
(No class Apr 10)
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Beginning Swimming - Adult
Adjust to the water and learn basic swimming skills such as treading water, floating, the crawl stroke, and rhythmic breathing. Please bring a towel and combination lock. Instructor Meredith Nichols has had extensive experience as an aquatics professional.
Tuition: $60** (includes $45 in fees*)
Fri Jan 10-Mar 20 11AM-12PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-379 6608 #6662
(No class Mar 6)
Fri Mar 27-Jun 05 11AM-12PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-379 6617 #6663
(No class Apr 10)
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Best American Short Stories Part III *NEW!*
There have been many clever definitions of the short story over the years. One of the best comes from Lorrie Moore, a writer particularly known for her short stories: “A short story is a love affair; a novel is a marriage.” 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 Best American Short Story anthology. This year’s guest editor is Anthony Doerr, the author of the Pulitzer-winning novel, All the Light You Cannot See. 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. For the first class, students in all sections should read Our Day of Grace by Jim Shepard and Wrong Object by Mona Simpson. Instructor: George Clack.
Tuition: $89 (includes $45 in fees*)
Thu Jan 09-Mar 19 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-418 6621 #7582
(No class Jan 16 & 30, Feb 13 & 27, Mar 12)
Fri Jan 10-Mar 20 1PM-3PM Health Sciences Building XI-418 6623 #6682
(No class Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28, and Mar 13)
Thu Jan 16-Mar 26 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-418 6622 #7585
(No class Jan 23, Feb 6 & 20, Mar 5 & 19)
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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: $119 (includes $72 in fees*)
Tue, Thu Jan 14-Mar 12 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 6605 #5483
(No class Mar 5)
Tue, Thu Apr 14-Jun 11 1PM-2:20PM Bain 50+ Center XH-752 6614 #5591
(No class Apr 7 & 9)
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Classical Sicily *NEW!*
Sicily’s abundant fertility, celebrated in the local cults of Demeter and Persephone, and its position as the largest island in the Mediterranean, has for hundreds of years drawn the attention of Phoenicians and Ancient Greeks and Romans. In this course, you will discuss the fascinating history of Sicily in the Greco-Roman period while exploring the famous Greek temple complexes of Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta. The well-preserved archaeological ruins of Sicily are on display at Agrigento at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Temples. You will explore Taormina, famed for its Greek theatre and commanding position on a distant spur of Mount Etna, as well as Syracuse, one of the great city-states of antiquity. Instructor: Bill McGowan.
Tuition: $25 (fee based, no waivers)
Wed May 13-May 20 10AM-12PM Ellicott City 50+ Fitness Center XI-424 6641 #7556
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Controversial Art
Have you ever seen an artwork in a museum and thought, “I could do that?” Everyone has an opinion about art and the answers are never black and white. This course will explore the motives and symbolism behind some of history’s most commonly misunderstood art movements including Dadaism, Abstract Expressionism, and Minimalism. You will also examine some of today’s biggest controversies surrounding the creation, criticism, and collection of art. Instructor: Kara LaRose.
Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue Jan 14-Feb 04 2PM-4PM Glenwood Community Center XI-407 6661 #7593
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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: $28** (fee based, no waivers)
Mon, Fri **25 Nov 15-Dec 13 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 6528 #4869
(No class Nov 29)
Mon, Fri Jan 13-Feb 14 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 6655 #5476
(No class Jan 20)
Mon, Fri **$31 Feb 28-Mar 30 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 6657 #5477
Mon, Fri **$31 Apr 17-May 18 10:55AM-11:25AM Bain 50+ Center XE-424 6659 #5588
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Deadlier Than the Male, Part II
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. 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. You 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)
Tue May 05-May 12 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-393 6627 #6694
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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. Pool depth begins at four feet. Instructor: Patty Colabucci.
Tuition: $108** (includes $45 in fees*)
Mon,Wed Jan 13-Mar 16 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-250 6601 #5475
(No class Jan 20)
Tue,Thu Jan 14-Mar 17 11AM-12PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-250 6604 #5474
(No class Mar 5)
Tue,Thu Mar 24-May 28 11AM-12PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-250 6613 #5582
(No class Apr 7 & 9)
Mon,Wed Mar 25-Jun 03 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-250 6610 #5581
(No class Apr 6 & 8 and May 25)
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Discover Patapsco Valley State Park
Patapsco Valley State Park is full of historic and natural treasures, and it is all right in your own backyard. Discover historic landmarks and remnants from the past, the evolution from forest reserve to state park, current environmental challenges and explore today’s programs, wildlife and other features. Author of recently published book, Patapsco Valley State Park: Images of America, Betsy McMillion will have you seeing the park through new eyes.
Tuition: $25** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue Apr 21-Apr 28 10AM-12PM Elkridge 50+ Center XE-517 6666 #7612
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Fiction in the Judeo-Christian Tradition *NEW!*
From The Scarlet Letter to Brideshead Revisited and Ulysses to the novels Marilynne Robinson currently writes, religion has served as a powerful theme in some of our best fiction. How do different novelists treat the life of a character who takes religion seriously? Fictional protagonists often waver in their religious commitment. What effect does this have on their conscience, their awareness of sin, and the life they choose to lead? Ministers, rabbis, and priests—not to mention ordinary souls—can make for wonderfully conflicted characters. In this course, every two weeks you will read and discuss a classic religion-themed novel published between the mid-20th century and the present. The novels are: The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud, A Month of Sundays by John Updike, Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman and Home by Marilynne Robinson. Instructor: George Clack.
Tuition: $89 (includes $49 in fees*)
Thur Apr 16-Jun 11 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-417 6624 #6684
(No class Apr 23, May 7, May 21 & June 4)
Fri Apr 17-Jun 12 1PM-3PM Health Sciences Building XI-417 6626 #6691
(No class Apr 24, May 8, May 22 & June 5)
Thur Apr 23-Jun 18 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-417 6625 #6688
(No class Apr 30, May 14, May 28 & June 11)
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George Washington’s Crossings, 1776-1777 *NEW!*
In this course, you will study George Washington’s military campaigns against the British in the early stages of the American Revolution. Examine the crossing of the Delaware River, and follow him to his conflicts in New Jersey. Analyze and discuss whether this campaign—and not Saratoga—
was the real turning point in the American Revolution. Major topics also include: The Continental Army, British, and Hessian military forces; the British commanders, the Howe brothers; and the first and second battles of Trenton, including the crossings of the Delaware River. Instructor: Roger Swartz, nationally acclaimed author and historian.
Tuition: $64 (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Mar 04-Apr 01 9:45AM-11:45AM Glenwood Community Center XI-425 6642 #7559
(No class March 18)
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History of Presidential Assassinations and Civil War *NEW*
This course will cover the historical events and social impact of the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy. You will evaluate the social and historical impact of each and examine conspiracy theories associated with each event. Instructor: Patrick Heline.
Tuition: $64 (includes $49 in fees*)
Sun Apr 19-May 31 2PM-4PM Health Sciences Building XI-427 6639 #7566
(No class May 10 & 24)
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History of the U.S. Presidency Part I
Join instructor Patrick Heline for a fascinating journey through U.S. history by reviewing the policies, programs and legacies of our U.S. presidents. This is the first in a series of courses and will focus on the country’s Founding Fathers, from George Washington to James Madison. You will examine the leadership abilities of each president and determine how their actions changed the course of American history.
Tuition: $64 (includes $49 in fees*)
Sun Jan 26-Feb 23 11:30AM-1:30PM Health Sciences Building XI-361 6634 #7863
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History of the U.S. Presidency Part II
Join instructor Patrick Heline for a fascinating journey through U.S. history by reviewing the policies, programs and legacies of our U.S. presidents. This is the second in a series of courses and will focus on the country’s presidents, from James Monroe to William Henry Harrison. You will examine the leadership abilities of each president and determine how their actions changed the course of American history.
Tuition: $64 (includes $49 in fees*)
Sun Mar 01-Mar 29 11:30AM-1:30PM Health Sciences Building XI-429 6636 #7865
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History of the U.S. Presidency Part III *NEW!*
Join instructor Patrick Heline for a fascinating journey through U.S. history by reviewing the policies, programs and legacies of our U.S. presidents. This is the third in a series of courses and will focus on the country’s presidents, from John Tyler to James Buchanan. You will examine the leadership abilities of each president and determine how their actions changed the course of American history.
Tuition: $64 (includes $49 in fees*)
Sun Apr 19-May 31 11:30AM-1:30PM Health Sciences Building XI-428 6638 #7864
(No class May 10 & May 24)
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How and Why We Age: The Biology of Aging
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: $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Mar 26-May 07 10AM-12PM North Laurel Community Center XE-367 6664 #7599
(No class Apr 9)
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How Movies Tell Stories Part II *NEW!*
You know what makes a good movie—or do you? In the second of this two-part course, instructor Arthur “Otts” Laupus will delve into more facets of film-making. Through film clips and discussion, you will explore the important elements in narrative film, including editing and sound techniques; the actors’ performance and role in the story-telling process; how the director controls a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects, and more. The work of several famous directors will be discussed along with their unique styles and techniques.
Tuition: $59 (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue Jan 14-Feb 11 9:30AM-11:30AM Elkridge 50+ Center XI-420 6629 #6706
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Intermediate Pickleball
Now that you’ve learned the basics of pickleball, it is time to up your game! Improve the accuracy and consistency of your shots. Recognize the importance of court position and avoid making common mistakes. Instructor Duane St. Clair founded and is active in the Howard County Pickleball Association. Prerequisite: Beginning Pickleball (XE-471) or some league playing. Bring your own racquet.
Tuition: $60** (includes $45 in fees*)
Fri Mar 27-May 08 3PM-4:30PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-499 6619 #5480
(No class Apr 10)
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Mindful Aging: The Psychology of Aging
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: $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Mar 26-May 07 1PM-3PM North Laurel Community Center XE-362 6665 #7600
(No class Apr 9)
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Onward! Emancipated Innocence *NEW!*
This course is part of the series, “Onward! Timeless Stories from Around the World and Throughout the Ages.” In this course, the focus is on the development of emancipated innocence—the capacity to integrate child-like innocence and mature judgment, care-free impetuosity with seasoned and honed skill; the integration of spontaneity and sagacity. Understood and nurtured, older adults become emancipated from social convention without abandoning reason. Creativity and mature judgment are wedded. Instructor Sandy Lundahl, MPH, MA, a doctoral student in gerontology at the University of Maryland, tells stories from a fascinating collection of elder-tales. These stories give voice to the subtle clues to the process in which each of us continues to grow and develop throughout the second half of life. To complement these stories, she shares contemporary stories, movies, songs, and poems related to developmental tasks to master in the years after 60.
Tuition: $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri Jan 24-Feb 28 1PM-3PM Hickory Ridge XE-510 6650 #7220
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Optimal Fitness Training for Seniors
Join ACE certified instructor Christy Erwin for a moderateintensity 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 60+
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: $108 (includes $60 in fees*)
Mon, Wed, Fri Nov 15-Dec 16 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 6527 #4866
(No class Nov 27 & 29)
Mon,Wed, Fri* Jan 13-Feb 19 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 6654 #5484
* Friday class times are 9:45pm-10:50pm, (No class Jan 20 & Feb 17)
Mon,Wed, Fri* Feb 28-Apr 01 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 6656 #5485
* Friday class times are 9:45pm-10:50pm
Mon, Wed, Fri* Apr 17-May 20 9:30AM-10:50AM Bain 50+ Center XH-753 6658 #5592
* Friday class times are 9:45pm-10:50pm
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Pen and Ink Drawing *NEW!*
Many artists plan their initial concepts by sketching with pens, but intricate and expressive illustrations can also be created using pen and ink as the sole medium. Many of the most famous modern artists, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, experimented with pen and ink throughout their careers. Pen and ink is still commonly seen in comic
books, medical illustrations, and fantasy drawings, demonstrating this medium’s versatility. In this course, you will learn the basics of pen and ink with particular focus on mark-making, use of line, composition, and contrast. A list of course materials will be provided during the first session. Estimated cost of materials is $25. Instructor: Kara LaRose.
Tuition: $80** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Apr 22-May 13 1PM-3PM Elkridge 50+ Center XE-515 6660 #7587
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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*)
Mon Jan 13-Mar 30 11AM-1PM North Laurel Community Center XI-655 6644 #6851
(No class Jan 20 & Feb 17)
Tue Jan 14-Mar 17 10AM-12PM North Laurel Community Center XI-655 6645 #6852
Fri Jan 17-Mar 20 11AM-1PM North Laurel Community Center XI-655 6646 #6854
Mon Apr 20-Jun 29 11AM-1PM North Laurel Community Center XI-655 6647 #5604
(No class May 25)
„Tue Apr 21-Jun 23 11AM-1PM North Laurel Community Center XI-655 6648 #5603
Fri Apr 24-Jun 26 10AM-12PM North Laurel Community Center XI-655 6649 #5605
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Senior Aquatic Wellness
Improve your fitness and health through shallow water aquatic exercise. Develop balance, strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness through the use of buoys, paddles and noodles. Progress at your own pace! Classes meet in the HCC pool in the Athletic & Fitness Center. New students will be asked to complete an Emergency Information Form and Release at the first class. Instructor: Patty Colabucci.
Tuition: $144 (includes $108 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Jan 13-Mar 16 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center ZB-433 6600 #5503
(No class Jan 20)
Tue, Thu Jan 14-Mar 12 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center ZB-433 6603 #5504
Tue, Thu Mar 24-May 28 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center ZB-433 6612 #5607
(No class Apr 7 & 9)
Mon, Wed Mar 25-Jun 03 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center ZB-433 6609 #5606
(No class Apr 6 & 8 and May 25)
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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 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 four feet. Instructor: Patty Colabucci.
Tuition: $60** (includes $45 in fees*)
Fri Jan 10-Mar 13 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 6606 #5472
Fri Jan 10-Mar 13 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 6607 #5471
Fri Mar 27-Jun 05 9AM-10AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 6615 #5578
(No class Apr 10)
Fri Mar 27-Jun 05 10AM-11AM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-154 6616 #5579
(No class Apr 10)
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Skin Care & Makeup for Every Occasion *NEW*
Enjoy the confidence that comes from looking your best! This class focuses on the unique needs of mature women. In this three-session class, you will first learn how to make your skin look and feel better by identifying your skin type and then choosing products (not brands) that will improve and enhance your appearance. In the next session, you will discover how to achieve a natural, clean daytime look by learning which products and colors flatter you and techniques for applying them to achieve a flawless finish. The third session will focus on your best look for special occasions. Determine which facial feature to accentuate and learn application techniques for daytime and evening flair. Instructor Andi Bradshaw has over 30 years of experience in the cosmetology field. (Bring a mirror, makeup and clean brushes.)
Tuition: $50** (includes $35 in fees*)
Wed Feb 26-Mar 25 10AM-12PM Elkridge 50+ Center XE-509 6633 #6801
(No class Mar 4 & 18)
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Symbolism: Renaissance to Contemporary Art
Rumors and legends have emerged around many masterpieces based on the recognizable symbols and compositional designs used by the artists. What kind of feelings and meaning are the artists trying to convey? Are symbol and design patterns represented in every piece created by a specific artist? If so, how are they found? Join artist Kara LaRose to examine works of art from the Renaissance masters to contemporary artists. Upon completion of this course, visiting museums will be a whole new experience!
Tuition: $84 (includes $55 in fees*)
Tue Feb 20-Mar 19 1PM-3PM Elkridge 50+ Center XI-387 6662 #7597
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The Crisis of Government, 1782-1787
Identify the major motives behind the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, which culminated in the U.S. Constitution. Join nationally acclaimed author and historian Roger Swartz in analyzing our “first government:” The Articles of Confederation; the financial crisis during and after the Revolutionary War; the impact of Shays’ Rebellion on the country; and the primary characteristics of the Annapolis Convention. Instructor: Roger Swartz.
Tuition: $64 (includes $49 in fees*)
Wed Mar 04-Apr 01 1PM-3PM Glenwood Community Center XI-426 6643 #7561
(No class Mar 18)
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The Hittites *NEW!*
The Hittites were one of the most prominent cultures to have inhabited the ancient Near East during the second millennium B.C. and are mentioned more than fifty times in the Bible. They ruled over a vast area, covering most of modern Turkey as well as parts of northwest Syria. In this course, you
will be exploring the fascinating history of the Hittites. You will examine their royal capital at Hattusa, which is located on the central Anatolian plateau and has yielded thousands of clay tablets written in cuneiform script detailing their interactions with Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia. You will discuss in detail the famous battle of Kadesh fought between the Hittites and the Egyptians under Ramesses II in 1274, which resulted in the oldest known written peace treaty; a replica of which is displayed in the entrance to the United Nations Security Council. Instructor: Bill McGowan.
Tuition: $25 (fee based, no waivers)
Tue Apr 21-Apr 28 10AM-12PM Ellicott City 50+ Center XI-423 6640 #7554
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The Magic of the Beatles
The Beatles are arguably the most influential musical group in the history of popular music. As musicians, practically every one of their albums broke new ground. Join Amy Andrews as she shares her knowledge of and passion for the original “boy band.” Discover—or rediscover—their journey to musical stardom and beyond. Travel with us through the Early Years, Beatlemania, Psychedelic Years and the Studio Years, and explore how John, Paul, George and Ringo made such a lasting impact in the rock ‘n roll world and on their fans.
Tuition: $45** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jan 23-Feb 13 10AM-12PM North Laurel Community Center XE-293 6631 #6717
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The New Business of Art *NEW!*
The famous contemporary graffiti artist, Banksy, made headlines when one of his paintings sold at auction at Sotheby’s for $1.4 million and was then immediately shredded. The Whitney Museum of American Art recently opened a Warhol survey to showcase aspects of his Business Art project. A 2018 HBO documentary, “The Price of Everything,” highlights the impact of money on the contemporary art scene. When the spotlight is on the dollar signs next to the art instead of the art itself, what happens to the quality of the art? This course will explore the factors that led to this condition in the current art market and aspects that might re-direct the art market in the future. You will take a look at several financially successful artists and discuss the true value of art. Instructor: Ann Wiker.
Tuition: $79 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Mar 07-Mar 28 10AM-12PM Elkridge 50+ Center XI-416 6620 #6679
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The Wisdom of the Enneagram
The Enneagram is one of today’s most popular systems for developing a deeper understanding of yourself and others. It describes nine distinctive ways of thinking, acting and being—nine different ‘lenses’ or ways of interpreting the  world—and nine core motivations that explain behavior. We habitually and often unconsciously interpret situations,
events, and experiences through just one lens. Yet, there are eight other ways to view the same situation. In this course, you will learn your Enneagram type and gain a deeper understanding of why you do what you do and why others see the world so differently. You will also learn three types of self-awareness to deepen your understanding of yourself and others. Instructor Sandy Lundahl, MPH, MA is a holistic health educator and certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition. Bring paper, pen/pencil and a folder.
Tuition: $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri Jan 24-Feb 28 10AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XE-339 6663 #7598
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U.S. History Through the Decades Part 1: 1800-1804
Identify the major motives behind the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, which culminated in the U.S. Constitution. Join nationally acclaimed author and historian Roger Swartz in analyzing our “first government:” The Articles of Confederation; the financial crisis during and after the Revolutionary War; the impact of Shays’ Rebellion on the country; and the primary characteristics of the Annapolis Convention. Instructor: Roger Swartz.
Tuition: $64 (includes $49 in fees*)
Sun Jan 26-Feb 23 2PM-4PM Health Sciences Building XI-421 6635 #7562
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U.S. History Through the Decades Part II: 1805-1809*NEW*
Examine American history, society and culture during the 19th century from 1805 to 1809. Explore the United States’ emergence as a new and growing republic under the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Part II will cover the years 1805 to 1809. Instructor: Patrick Heline.
Tuition: $64 (includes $49 in fees*)
Sun Mar 01-Mar 29 2PM-4PM Health Sciences Building XI-422 6637 #7564
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White Caps Advanced Aquatics
Are you an active ager looking for challenging and invigorating aquatic exercise with a splash of fun? Join Patty Colabucci for this high intensity class that focuses on aquatic toning, cardio conditioning, strength and endurance training. Classes will take place in the shallow end for rebounding moves as well as in deeper water for participants who choose this challenge. No tuition waivers for this course. Pool depth begins at four feet.
Tuition: $108** (includes $45 in fees*)
Mon,Wed Jan 13-Mar 16 11AM-12PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-291 6602 #6664
(No class Jan 20)
Mon,Wed Mar 25-Jun 03 11AM-12PM Athletic & Fitness Center XE-291 6611 #6665
(No class Apr 6 & 8 and May 25)
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