Aug
26
1:30 PM13:30

Railroads Past & Present: an Introductory Course

Railroads have played an integral role in the development of the United States of America. This course will explore all aspects of the railroad. These topics include introduction and history, what makes them move, evolving technology, railroads in northern Virginia, freight railways, passenger rail then and now, and where can I go? Amtrak today.

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Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

RUI Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind-the-scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Luis. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry.  Chef Luis 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 your food is coming from.     

 A tasting is included in each class.

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Aug
28
10:30 AM10:30

Cinematography

Moving pictures began with an idea to take entertainment beyond the adage of a static picture being worth a thousand words.  Such desire gave rise to the art and science of Cinematography.  Today, we take for granted that news, entertainment, practical instruction, and creative communication are all delivered to us in video format.  Join Dr. Roger Koment this summer in this six lecture series as he examines the origins and evolution of moving pictures as our most powerful form of modern entertainment. The classes are as follows in subsequent order: History of Moving Pictures, Talking Motion Pictures, Filming in Technicolor, 3D to CGI Technology, Pioneers in Cinematography, and Movie Epics.

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Aug
29
9:30 AM09:30

Navigating the News

It’s simply exhausting.  We’re bombarded with news from so many directions- in the newspaper, on TV, radio, the Internet and social media.  With the critical midterm elections rapidly approaching, there’s so much to sift through.  It’s sometimes tough to separate the wheat from the chaff.  How do we know what’s real and what’s fake? Join veteran journalist Pam Benson, who was a producer at CNN for 33+ years, for a lively discussion on the stories dominating the news; why the same story can be reported in a variety of ways and how you can become a better consumer of the news.

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Aug
30
10:30 AM10:30

Health Talks from Legacy Healthcare Services

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 “Hydration.” In August, learn about “Pain Management.” In September, the topic will be “Influenza.” These Health Talks are designed to help you live your very best life! 

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Aug
30
10:30 AM10:30

Health Talks from Legacy Healthcare Services

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 “Hydration.” In August, learn about “Pain Management.” In September, the topic will be “Influenza.” These Health Talks are designed to help you live your very best life! 

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Sep
2
1:30 PM13:30

Personality Theory

Personality psychology is a branch of psychology that explores how personality varies among individuals. Personality psychology was created and influenced by many different theoretical traditions and individuals. In this three-part series, we will explore the history and complexity of personality theory. We will also discuss personality assessments, including the Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram. Why these assessments were created, and are they based in science? Learn both the science and mystery of personality.

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Sep
3
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine with Chef Luis

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a countries geography, history, and a significant dish. Chef Luis and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste 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
7
2:00 PM14:00

Music in America: Decades of Evolution

Peter will discuss the evolution of music in America as it pertains to American history. In this three-part series, he will be alternating between two segments: "Signs of the Times" where he discusses largely influential cultural events (Great Depression, World War II), and "Artist Spotlight" where he focuses on individual artists and the impact they had on American music.  For each artist, Peter will personally perform a song by singing and playing acoustic guitar.

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Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Railroads Past & Present: an Introductory Course

Railroads have played an integral role in the development of the United States of America. This course will explore all aspects of the railroad. These topics include introduction and history, what makes them move, evolving technology, railroads in northern Virginia, freight railways, passenger rail then and now, and where can I go? Amtrak today.

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Sep
10
1:00 PM13:00

RUI Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind-the-scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Luis. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry.  Chef Luis 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 your food is coming from.     

 A tasting is included in each class.

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Sep
11
10:30 AM10:30

Cinematography

Moving pictures began with an idea to take entertainment beyond the adage of a static picture being worth a thousand words.  Such desire gave rise to the art and science of Cinematography.  Today, we take for granted that news, entertainment, practical instruction, and creative communication are all delivered to us in video format.  Join Dr. Roger Koment this summer in this six lecture series as he examines the origins and evolution of moving pictures as our most powerful form of modern entertainment. The classes are as follows in subsequent order: History of Moving Pictures, Talking Motion Pictures, Filming in Technicolor, 3D to CGI Technology, Pioneers in Cinematography, and Movie Epics.

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Sep
13
1:30 PM13:30

Paint & Sip: Mary Cassatt

In this 90-minute 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 20-minute PowerPoint 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.  A 50-minute practicum will follow the lecture.  As a group, we will produce a copy of a Cassatt painting, replicating her unique palette and composition.  Upon completion of our paintings, we will participate in a 20-minute critique of our paintings.

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Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Stories Cut From Paper

With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.

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Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine with Chef Luis

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a countries geography, history, and a significant dish. Chef Luis and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste 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
19
9:30 AM09:30

Navigating the News

It’s simply exhausting.  We’re bombarded with news from so many directions- in the newspaper, on TV, radio, the Internet and social media.  With the critical midterm elections rapidly approaching, there’s so much to sift through.  It’s sometimes tough to separate the wheat from the chaff.  How do we know what’s real and what’s fake? Join veteran journalist Pam Benson, who was a producer at CNN for 33+ years, for a lively discussion on the stories dominating the news; why the same story can be reported in a variety of ways and how you can become a better consumer of the news.

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Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

RUI Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind-the-scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Luis. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry.  Chef Luis 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 your food is coming from.     

 A tasting is included in each class.

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Sep
25
10:30 AM10:30

Cinematography

Moving pictures began with an idea to take entertainment beyond the adage of a static picture being worth a thousand words.  Such desire gave rise to the art and science of Cinematography.  Today, we take for granted that news, entertainment, practical instruction, and creative communication are all delivered to us in video format.  Join Dr. Roger Koment this summer in this six lecture series as he examines the origins and evolution of moving pictures as our most powerful form of modern entertainment. The classes are as follows in subsequent order: History of Moving Pictures, Talking Motion Pictures, Filming in Technicolor, 3D to CGI Technology, Pioneers in Cinematography, and Movie Epics.

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Sep
26
9:30 AM09:30

Navigating the News

It’s simply exhausting.  We’re bombarded with news from so many directions- in the newspaper, on TV, radio, the Internet and social media.  With the critical midterm elections rapidly approaching, there’s so much to sift through.  It’s sometimes tough to separate the wheat from the chaff.  How do we know what’s real and what’s fake? Join veteran journalist Pam Benson, who was a producer at CNN for 33+ years, for a lively discussion on the stories dominating the news; why the same story can be reported in a variety of ways and how you can become a better consumer of the news.

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Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

Health Talks from Legacy Healthcare Services

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 “Hydration.” In August, learn about “Pain Management.” In September, the topic will be “Influenza.” These Health Talks are designed to help you live your very best life! 

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Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

How Record Collectors Find Lost Music & Presence 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
30
1:30 PM13:30

Railroads Past & Present: an Introductory Course

Railroads have played an integral role in the development of the United States of America. This course will explore all aspects of the railroad. These topics include introduction and history, what makes them move, evolving technology, railroads in northern Virginia, freight railways, passenger rail then and now, and where can I go? Amtrak today.

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Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

An Interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine

Leah Chase's New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came together, where activists planned protests and where the police entered but did not disturb -- and it continues to operate in the same spirit today.

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Aug
20
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine with Chef Luis

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a countries geography, history, and a significant dish. Chef Luis and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste 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
19
1:30 PM13:30

Personality Theory

Personality psychology is a branch of psychology that explores how personality varies among individuals. Personality psychology was created and influenced by many different theoretical traditions and individuals. In this three-part series, we will explore the history and complexity of personality theory. We will also discuss personality assessments, including the Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram. Why these assessments were created, and are they based in science? Learn both the science and mystery of personality.

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Aug
15
9:30 AM09:30

Navigating the News

It’s simply exhausting.  We’re bombarded with news from so many directions- in the newspaper, on TV, radio, the Internet and social media.  With the critical midterm elections rapidly approaching, there’s so much to sift through.  It’s sometimes tough to separate the wheat from the chaff.  How do we know what’s real and what’s fake? Join veteran journalist Pam Benson, who was a producer at CNN for 33+ years, for a lively discussion on the stories dominating the news; why the same story can be reported in a variety of ways and how you can become a better consumer of the news.

View Event →
Aug
14
10:30 AM10:30

Cinematography

Moving pictures began with an idea to take entertainment beyond the adage of a static picture being worth a thousand words.  Such desire gave rise to the art and science of Cinematography.  Today, we take for granted that news, entertainment, practical instruction, and creative communication are all delivered to us in video format.  Join Dr. Roger Koment this summer in this six lecture series as he examines the origins and evolution of moving pictures as our most powerful form of modern entertainment. The classes are as follows in subsequent order: History of Moving Pictures, Talking Motion Pictures, Filming in Technicolor, 3D to CGI Technology, Pioneers in Cinematography, and Movie Epics.

View Event →
Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

RUI Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind-the-scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Luis. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry.  Chef Luis 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 your food is coming from.     

 A tasting is included in each class.

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Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Music in America: Decades of Evolution

Peter will discuss the evolution of music in America as it pertains to American history. In this three-part series, he will be alternating between two segments: "Signs of the Times" where he discusses largely influential cultural events (Great Depression, World War II), and "Artist Spotlight" where he focuses on individual artists and the impact they had on American music.  For each artist, Peter will personally perform a song by singing and playing acoustic guitar.

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Aug
9
1:30 PM13:30

Paint & Sip: Georgia O'Keefe

In this 90-minute class, we will explore the work of one of the most well-known female American artists of the 20th century. An eclectic and prolific artist who painted up until just a few weeks before her death at age 98, O’Keeffe used vivid hues and natural forms focusing on the details of her subjects. The class will begin with a 20-minute power-point lecture contrasting O’Keeffe’s New York cityscapes with her later paintings largely of the New Mexico landscapes and the delicate internal parts of over-sized flowers. A 50-minute practicum will follow the lecture. As a group, we will produce a copy of an O’Keeffe painting, replicating her fascination with flowers. Upon completion of our paintings we will participate in a 20-minute critique of our work.

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Aug
6
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine with Chef Luis

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In our Global Cuisine course, you will learn about a countries geography, history, and a significant dish. Chef Luis and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste 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
5
1:30 PM13:30

Railroads Past & Present: an Introductory Course

Railroads have played an integral role in the development of the United States of America. This course will explore all aspects of the railroad. These topics include introduction and history, what makes them move, evolving technology, railroads in northern Virginia, freight railways, passenger rail then and now, and where can I go? Amtrak today.

View Event →
Jul
30
1:00 PM13:00

RUI Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind-the-scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Luis. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry.  Chef Luis 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 your food is coming from.     

 A tasting is included in each class.

View Event →
Jul
29
1:30 PM13:30

Railroads Past & Present: an Introductory Course

Railroads have played an integral role in the development of the United States of America. This course will explore all aspects of the railroad. These topics include introduction and history, what makes them move, evolving technology, railroads in northern Virginia, freight railways, passenger rail then and now, and where can I go? Amtrak today.

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Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Seas of Plastic

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he is drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

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Jul
26
10:30 AM10:30

Health Talks from Legacy Healthcare Services

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 “Hydration.” In August, learn about “Pain Management.” In September, the topic will be “Influenza.” These Health Talks are designed to help you live your very best life! 

View Event →
Jul
25
9:30 AM09:30

Navigating the News

It’s simply exhausting.  We’re bombarded with news from so many directions- in the newspaper, on TV, radio, the Internet and social media.  With the critical midterm elections rapidly approaching, there’s so much to sift through.  It’s sometimes tough to separate the wheat from the chaff.  How do we know what’s real and what’s fake? Join veteran journalist Pam Benson, who was a producer at CNN for 33+ years, for a lively discussion on the stories dominating the news; why the same story can be reported in a variety of ways and how you can become a better consumer of the news.

View Event →
Jul
24
10:30 AM10:30

Cinematography

Moving pictures began with an idea to take entertainment beyond the adage of a static picture being worth a thousand words.  Such desire gave rise to the art and science of Cinematography.  Today, we take for granted that news, entertainment, practical instruction, and creative communication are all delivered to us in video format.  Join Dr. Roger Koment this summer in this six lecture series as he examines the origins and evolution of moving pictures as our most powerful form of modern entertainment. The classes are as follows in subsequent order: History of Moving Pictures, Talking Motion Pictures, Filming in Technicolor, 3D to CGI Technology, Pioneers in Cinematography, and Movie Epics.

View Event →
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine with Chef Luis

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

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Jul
17
1:30 PM13:30

Personality Theory

Personality psychology is a branch of psychology that explores how personality varies among individuals. Personality psychology was created and influenced by many different theoretical traditions and individuals. In this three-part series, we will explore the history and complexity of personality theory. We will also discuss personality assessments, including the Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram. Why these assessments were created, and are they based in science? Learn both the science and mystery of personality.

View Event →
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

RUI Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind-the-scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Luis. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry.  Chef Luis 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 your food is coming from.       

A tasting is included in each class.

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Jun
26
10:30 AM10:30

Broadway Musicals: South Pacific

South Pacific premiered on Broadway in 1949 and was an immediate success with the public. This is notable, as its underlying theme was a sensitive treatment of racial prejudice. This musical does so by portraying the life and loves of U.S. Navy personnel during WWII who are stationed in a tropical paradise. In addition to listening to several popular songs from this work, we also examine the dark side of social prejudice during and before the Civil Rights movement.

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Jun
24
10:30 AM10:30

Gardening 102

In this class, we will continue from our Gardening 101 series by turning over the ground, increasing garden bed sizes, adding fences, composting, and planting veggies and herbs (as discussed and voted on by residents in attendance) in the gardens outside Aarondale.

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Jun
21
1:30 PM13:30

Elaine de Kooning: Energized Forms

In this 90-minute class, we will explore the work of Elaine de Kooning. De Kooning was an Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-works War II era. Early in her career, much of her work was composed of watercolors and still lives, and later much of her art fused abstraction with mythology, primitive imagery, and realism. The class will begin with a 20-minute PowerPoint lecture examining de Kooning’s most famous works. A 50-minute practicum will follow the lecture. As a group, we will produce a copy of a de Kooning work, replicating her energetic abstraction of the human form. Upon completion of our paintings, we will participate in a 20-minute critique of our work.

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Jun
18
10:30 AM10:30

News Headlines & Stories with Pamela Benson

Come discuss current events in this week’s paper with an award-winning journalist, Pamela Benson. Pamela reviews all sections of the paper, highlighting topics of importance and interest. She has extensive experience producing, reporting, and managing both domestic and international news content for radio, television, and the web. Enjoy a thought-provoking conversation with her.

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Jun
17
1:30 PM13:30

Global Cuisine: Brazil

Luis will make Romeu e Julieta, a traditional Brazilian finger sandwich made of guava paste and white cheese. It is also made as an empanada. Luis will also share about his experience opening a Taste of Brazil restaurant in Colorado with another chef.

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