Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Mary Cassatt: America's Early Feminist Painter and Her Collaboration with Degas

In this class, we will explore the work of Pittsburgh native and 19th-century woman painter Mary Cassatt. Overcoming opposition from both contemporary culture and her own father, Ms. Cassatt ultimately developed a fascinating partnership with French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. Ms. Cassatt is best known for her dignified portrayal of women and her exploration of their inner lives. The class will begin with a lecture highlighting Cassatt’s most famous paintings and analyzing how her strong composition and pale palette add a depth of emotion in her representations of women and children. As a group, we will produce a copy of a Cassatt painting, replicating her unique palette and composition. Upon completion of our painting, we will participate in a critique of our paintings.

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Sep
24
10:30 AM10:30

Drawing from a Still Life

In this class, students build on lessons one and two as they learn how to draw the general structure of three-dimensional still life subjects from their environment. This lesson will involve training the eye to see the element of shape on real objects.

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Tasting

Join Ashleigh at Lansdowne’s own Ash Nabizad for an introduction to wine class. This class is the perfect starting place to get to know more about wine. In this class, you shall have an opportunity to taste and contrast different wines. Ash will help you learn wine basics such as varietal, tasting techniques, region/history, and everyday, practical wine appreciation tips.

July we will be tasting white wine, August rose, and September red wines.

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Sep
27
3:00 PM15:00

Sheet Music & World War I

This program uses sheet music from the early 20th century to examine the evolution of national sentiment during the Great War. From anti-war songs "(“I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier”) to those bolstering support of the war effort "(“Over There”), it is clear that songs are more than a form of entertainment; they are cultural touchstones used to convey ideas, inspire patriotism, reward sacrifice, and encourage loyalty.

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Sep
29
2:30 PM14:30

Ted Talk: The Fascinating Science of Bubbles, from Soap to Champagne

In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles -- from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping, where designers are creating more efficient vessels by mimicking the bubbles created by swimming penguins. Learn more about these mathematical marvels and tap into the magic hidden in the everyday world.

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Sep
20
2:30 PM14:30

Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind-the-scenes tips and ticks from our very own Chef Abdo. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Executive Chef Abdo will instruct the class on a variety of topics, including how to bake the perfect cookie, nutrition, the complexity of fine dining service, how to cook the perfect steak, food safety, and where we get our ingredients. A tasting is included in each class.

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Sep
19
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Broadway Musicals

The multiple theaters lining a street in New York City known simply as "Broadway" have long been a Mecca for composers, actors, and musicians.  To be featured here is synonymous with having achieved the pinnacle of success.  Join Dr. Roger Koment this summer in a course that examines the stories and history behind six of the most popular musicals that have long been performed on the stages of Broadway theaters:  Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats, Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, and South Pacific.  For each, we also listen to several familiar compositions performed by members of the original cast.

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Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

9 Dimensions of Wellness

To be kind to others, we must start by being kind to ourselves by living a healthy and balanced life; this means engaging in intentional self-care utilizing the framework of the nine dimensions of wellness. In what feels like a blink of an eye, self-care has become a 10-billion-dollar industry. This course will help us get back to the basics. Self-care spans multiple dimensions, and by taking care of ourselves holistically, we can show up each day reflecting kindness and making intentional choices that cultivate an environment where we can thrive.

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Sep
14
2:30 PM14:30

Global Cuisine with Executive Chef Abdo

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a country’s geography, history, and a significant dish. Executive Chef Abdo and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to take right before your eyes. The countries we will be exploring this semester include Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India.

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Sep
13
2:00 PM14:00

Commonwealth & The Great War

In 1917, Virginia-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires. The Commonwealth & The Great War tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. 100,000 of them served; 3,700 died. Many more were injured. Thirty-nine percent of the draftees in 1918 were African Americans. Hundreds of Virginia nurses and doctors followed soldiers to Europe. Military facilities established in Virginia became essential centers for the war effort. Thousands labored at home to produce vital war supplies, and families tended “Victory Gardens” and rationed food to “make the world safe for democracy.”

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Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

The Origins of American Music Part ll

Join host Josh Urban for a detailed examination of the music of Postwar America.  Continuing from the roots of ragtime, jazz, and Delta blues in the previous session (The Origins of Rock n’ Roll), participants will explore how these musicians harnessed the fire of the times, and created a sound that still echoes today.  In our first class, we will be discussing Sweet Home Chicago, where new inventions are born, and new musicians roll into Chicago, destined for history. America has the Blues, and it never sounded so good.  In our second class, Josh will be discussing the Fabulous Fifties: the guitar goes electric, the war is over, and something is happening to the jukeboxes. Our last class will be the Bright Sunshine: in this class we will learn how Sam Phillips and Sun Records changed the world by discovering Elvis, Johnny, Roy, Jerry, Carl, and many other popular artists.  

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Sep
8
2:30 PM14:30

Ted Talk: How Record Collectors Find Lost Music & Preserve our Cultural Heritage

For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by "digging" for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares his love of records -- and stories of how collectors have given forgotten music a second chance at being heard. Learn more about the culture of record digging (and, maybe, pick up a new hobby) with this fun, refreshing talk.

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Sep
7
2:30 PM14:30

Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind-the-scenes tips and ticks from our very own Chef Abdo. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Executive Chef Abdo will instruct the class on a variety of topics, including how to bake the perfect cookie, nutrition, the complexity of fine dining service, how to cook the perfect steak, food safety, and where we get our ingredients. A tasting is included in each class.

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Sep
5
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Broadway Musicals

The multiple theaters lining a street in New York City known simply as "Broadway" have long been a Mecca for composers, actors, and musicians.  To be featured here is synonymous with having achieved the pinnacle of success.  Join Dr. Roger Koment this summer in a course that examines the stories and history behind six of the most popular musicals that have long been performed on the stages of Broadway theaters:  Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats, Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, and South Pacific.  For each, we also listen to several familiar compositions performed by members of the original cast.

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Sep
4
10:00 AM10:00

Health Talks from Legacy Healthcare Service

The Physical and Occupational Therapists of Legacy Healthcare Services present monthly “Health Talks” on a variety of topics related to senior healthy living. July’s presentation will be on Hydration. In August, learn about Osteoarthritis. In September, the topic will be Energy Conservation. These Health Talks are designed to help you live your very best life! 

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Sep
3
2:00 PM14:00

9 Dimensions of Wellness

To be kind to others, we must start by being kind to ourselves by living a healthy and balanced life; this means engaging in intentional self-care utilizing the framework of the nine dimensions of wellness. In what feels like a blink of an eye, self-care has become a 10-billion-dollar industry. This course will help us get back to the basics. Self-care spans multiple dimensions, and by taking care of ourselves holistically, we can show up each day reflecting kindness and making intentional choices that cultivate an environment where we can thrive.

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Aug
31
2:30 PM14:30

Global Cuisine with Executive Chef Abdo

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a country’s geography, history, and a significant dish. Executive Chef Abdo and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to take right before your eyes. The countries we will be exploring this semester include Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India.

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Aug
30
3:00 PM15:00

What's Your Sign? Ephemera & The Women's Rights Movement

This program uses ephemera to examine women’s rights movements in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From protest signs to political buttons, participants will analyze how demonstrations evolve. Participants will engage in a discussion about what defines a progressive movement and how women shape the country’s political, social, and economic environment/state.

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Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Tasting

Join Ashleigh at Lansdowne’s own Ash Nabizad for an introduction to wine class. This class is the perfect starting place to get to know more about wine. In this class, you shall have an opportunity to taste and contrast different wines. Ash will help you learn wine basics such as varietal, tasting techniques, region/history, and everyday, practical wine appreciation tips.

July we will be tasting white wine, August rose, and September red wines.

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Aug
27
2:00 PM14:00

9 Dimensions of Wellness

To be kind to others, we must start by being kind to ourselves by living a healthy and balanced life; this means engaging in intentional self-care utilizing the framework of the nine dimensions of wellness. In what feels like a blink of an eye, self-care has become a 10-billion-dollar industry. This course will help us get back to the basics. Self-care spans multiple dimensions, and by taking care of ourselves holistically, we can show up each day reflecting kindness and making intentional choices that cultivate an environment where we can thrive.

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Aug
24
2:30 PM14:30

Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind-the-scenes tips and ticks from our very own Chef Abdo. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Executive Chef Abdo will instruct the class on a variety of topics, including how to bake the perfect cookie, nutrition, the complexity of fine dining service, how to cook the perfect steak, food safety, and where we get our ingredients. A tasting is included in each class.

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Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Interventional Pain Management Treatments

Dr. Brar & Dr. Davis will be presenting on interventional pain management treatments for chronic pain conditions. The expected discussion topics will pertain to chronic pain, arthritic pain, slips and falls, and when to see a pain management physician. Followed by an open-floor interactive question-and-answer segment.

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Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Danville, The Last Capital of the Confederacy

Since the mid-18th century, Danville, Virginia has been known for its cultivation of bright leaf tobacco. IN 1865, Danville achieved notoriety as the last capital of the Confederacy following the fall of Richmond to Federal troops. In this multi-part lecture series, we explore the establishment of Danville, its development into one of the South’s foremost tobacco manufacturing centers, the events surrounding its “last capital” story and its resistance to the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

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Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

9 Dimensions of Wellness

To be kind to others, we must start by being kind to ourselves by living a healthy and balanced life; this means engaging in intentional self-care utilizing the framework of the nine dimensions of wellness. In what feels like a blink of an eye, self-care has become a 10-billion-dollar industry. This course will help us get back to the basics. Self-care spans multiple dimensions, and by taking care of ourselves holistically, we can show up each day reflecting kindness and making intentional choices that cultivate an environment where we can thrive.

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Aug
17
3:00 PM15:00

Claude Monet: Architect of the Impressionist Movement

In this class, we will explore the work of French artist Claude Monet, whose vision of creating spontaneous, light-filled paintings transformed the art world. Striving to paint the essence of what he saw in nature rather than attempting a photographic rendition, Monet’s art was the key to the development of modern art. The class will begin with a lecture highlighting both Monet’s early, more realistic representations and his turn toward outdoor painting and Impressionism. As a group, we will produce a copy of the Monet painting Soleil Levant, replicating his unique vision of the landscape. Upon completion of our paintings, we will participate in a critique of our work.

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Aug
16
2:30 PM14:30

Global Cuisine with Executive Chef Abdo

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a country’s geography, history, and a significant dish. Executive Chef Abdo and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to take right before your eyes. The countries we will be exploring this semester include Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India.

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Aug
15
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Broadway Musicals

The multiple theaters lining a street in New York City known simply as "Broadway" have long been a Mecca for composers, actors, and musicians.  To be featured here is synonymous with having achieved the pinnacle of success.  Join Dr. Roger Koment this summer in a course that examines the stories and history behind six of the most popular musicals that have long been performed on the stages of Broadway theaters:  Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats, Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, and South Pacific.  For each, we also listen to several familiar compositions performed by members of the original cast.

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Aug
13
3:00 PM15:00

Introduction to Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. During this course, we will cover the different domains of the practice of music therapy. We will discuss where music therapists work, whom they work with, and what type of interventions music therapists use to address different populations. Music therapy is becoming more and more well known as the years go by, and that is because of the research that has gone into the practice. We will discuss some of the evidence-based research that shows how music therapy is working and how the field is growing in many different settings.

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