Oct
22
1:30 PM13:30

Cross-Country Cuisine

This semester, take a road trip across the United States of America by attending our Cross-Country Cuisine course. Through these classes, you will experience the diversity of American cuisine with a taste of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois, and Maine. Learn how food reflects the unique culture of each state. All of our culinary classes are taught by our expert RUI Executive Chefs and include a delicious tasting, so be sure to invite your friends and family to class to learn and enjoy!

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Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

Wellness Workshop: Physical 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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Oct
23
10:30 AM10:30

Museums of the World

The term "Museum" means a temple or place dedicated to the Muses, ancient Greek divinities of the arts.  And since the 18th century, these first and sometimes palatial structures continue to be where collections of artistic, cultural, or scientifically significant items are both researched and displayed for the enlightenment of the public. Many such museums are well-known throughout the world, and this fall, Dr. Roger Koment will guide you through six of the most iconic of these, focusing on the history and unique cultural artifacts of each.

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Oct
23
1:30 PM13:30

Molly Bannaky: Benjamin Banneker's Grandmother

At long last, men and women who acted upon their beliefs of equality and justice for all, against all the odds, are getting the recognition they so rightly deserve, adding to the landscape of the Washington Metro area. “Molly Bannaky," grandmother of Benjamin Banneker, presents an informative program about what has been built on the land Benjamin surveyed.

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Oct
24
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 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?

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Oct
25
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 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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Oct
27
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Oct
29
1:30 PM13:30

Introduction to Wine

Join our Director of Culinary Experience, Elvira Ruiz 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. You will learn wine basics such as varietal, tasting techniques, region/history, and everyday, practical wine appreciation tips.

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Nov
3
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Nov
4
1:30 PM13:30

Wellness Workshop: Stroke

Dr. Behiri is the Consulting & Attending Physician at Aarondale. He is bringing his expertise to our residents and visitors through his health talks. This semester his talks will cover the topics of Hypertension in October, Stroke in November, and A-fibulation in December.

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Nov
5
1:30 PM13:30

Cross-Country Cuisine

This semester, take a road trip across the United States of America by attending our Cross-Country Cuisine course. Through these classes, you will experience the diversity of American cuisine with a taste of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois, and Maine. Learn how food reflects the unique culture of each state. All of our culinary classes are taught by our expert RUI Executive Chefs and include a delicious tasting, so be sure to invite your friends and family to class to learn and enjoy!

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Nov
6
1:30 PM13:30

Scandals in the City

If the headlines of today’s political scandals make you shake your head in disbelief, wait until you hear Alice Roosevelt Longworth “dish the dirt” on scandals of yesteryear. Elaine Flynn portrays Alice, Theodore Roosevelt’s eldest daughter and the first celebrity (1884-1980). Elaine brings Alice to life as she presents Scandals in the City.

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Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

History of American Music

A spinoff of the successful RUI University series “Music in America: Decades of Evolution,” presenter Peter Bechtel is back by popular demand to both inform and entertain residents with this dynamic new course!  Join the discussion on how our country’s darkest moments inspired some of the most elegant tunes.

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Nov
10
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Nov
12
1:30 PM13:30

Cross-Country Cuisine

This semester, take a road trip across the United States of America by attending our Cross-Country Cuisine course. Through these classes, you will experience the diversity of American cuisine with a taste of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois, and Maine. Learn how food reflects the unique culture of each state. All of our culinary classes are taught by our expert RUI Executive Chefs and include a delicious tasting, so be sure to invite your friends and family to class to learn and enjoy!

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Nov
13
10:30 AM10:30

Museums of the World

The term "Museum" means a temple or place dedicated to the Muses, ancient Greek divinities of the arts.  And since the 18th century, these first and sometimes palatial structures continue to be where collections of artistic, cultural, or scientifically significant items are both researched and displayed for the enlightenment of the public. Many such museums are well-known throughout the world, and this fall, Dr. Roger Koment will guide you through six of the most iconic of these, focusing on the history and unique cultural artifacts of each.

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Nov
14
1:30 PM13:30

Civil War Heroines

During the Civil War, medical professionals learned a lot in their field hospitals, but not enough to keep down the overwhelming deaths from sickness. Surprisingly, there were far more casualties from illnesses than cannons, rifles, or bayonets! Learn about the mostly male nurses, and the many women, paid or volunteer, who contributed significantly. This class will highlight two of the first female doctors in the U.S., one of whom became the first (and only) woman recipient of the Medal of Honor. How and why? Learn about Clara Barton, who with no medical training began the Red Cross.

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Nov
15
1:30 PM13:30

Norman Rockwell: America's Best-Loved Illustrator

In this class, we will explore the work of American artist Norman Rockwell.  A prolific artist, Rockwell produced more than 4,000 original works, including illustrations for 40 books and portraits of numerous famous people, including presidents, heads of state and movie personalities.  We will look at Rockwell’s most famous images, exploring how he portrayed life in America.  The class will begin with a lecture.  As a group, we will produce some portion of a famous work by Rockwell. 

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Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

History of American Music

A spinoff of the successful RUI University series “Music in America: Decades of Evolution,” presenter Peter Bechtel is back by popular demand to both inform and entertain residents with this dynamic new course!  Join the discussion on how our country’s darkest moments inspired some of the most elegant tunes.

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Nov
17
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Music Therapy

Join Anne-Michele Maher,  Life Enrichment Director at Paul Spring and music therapist in learning about music therapy and the benefits it can provide. This six-part series, divided between two semesters, will explore what music therapy is, the various ways music can help all types of populations, and techniques that a therapist might use in a session. This semester we will look at how music therapy is used during the beginning of the lifespan: infants, children, and young adults.

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Nov
19
1:30 PM13:30

Cross-Country Cuisine

This semester, take a road trip across the United States of America by attending our Cross-Country Cuisine course. Through these classes, you will experience the diversity of American cuisine with a taste of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois, and Maine. Learn how food reflects the unique culture of each state. All of our culinary classes are taught by our expert RUI Executive Chefs and include a delicious tasting, so be sure to invite your friends and family to class to learn and enjoy!

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Nov
20
1:30 PM13:30

A Chat with Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was the wittiest woman of the 1920s. When Calvin Coolidge died, she asked, “How can you tell?” She held court at the Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel in NYC and knew all the movers and shakers of the time, including Hemingway, Harpo Marx, Irving Berlin, the Fitzgeralds, and Alfred Hitchcock. She and her husband wrote 15 screenplays, including the Academy Award-winning A Star is Born, the only husband and wife team to do so. Her short stories were compared to those of Hemingways. Learn about Dorothy’s escapades in New York, in Hollywood, and as she travels in Europe, spending time at a home which inspired F. Scott Fitzgerlad to write The Great Gadsby.

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Nov
21
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 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?

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Nov
22
2:00 PM14:00

Wellness Workshop: Spiritual 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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Nov
24
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Nov
25
1:30 PM13:30

Horticulture Health

In this class, we will make arrangements and designs with leaves, veggies, flowers, sticks, and other items collected from outside while we learn more about the outdoors and the benefits of using nature in our everyday lives and homes.

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Nov
26
1:30 PM13:30

Introduction to Wine

Join our Director of Culinary Experience, Elvira Ruiz 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. You will learn wine basics such as varietal, tasting techniques, region/history, and everyday, practical wine appreciation tips.

View Event →
Nov
27
10:30 AM10:30

Museums of the World

The term "Museum" means a temple or place dedicated to the Muses, ancient Greek divinities of the arts.  And since the 18th century, these first and sometimes palatial structures continue to be where collections of artistic, cultural, or scientifically significant items are both researched and displayed for the enlightenment of the public. Many such museums are well-known throughout the world, and this fall, Dr. Roger Koment will guide you through six of the most iconic of these, focusing on the history and unique cultural artifacts of each.

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Nov
29
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 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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Nov
29
2:00 PM14:00

Food for Thought - Tidbits from Virginia's Culinary History

From Berkeley Plantation’s claim to have held the true First Thanksgiving to Richmond’s modern allure as one of the best food cities in the country, Virginia’s culinary history spans more than 400 years of European, African American, and Virginia Indian influences. Food festivals scattered throughout the commonwealth celebrate harvests of tomatoes, oysters, ham, peanuts, and apples, while the diversity of our current inhabitants is seen in Greek, Lebanese, Latino, German, and Asian food events.  We will explore items from our collection that speak to the way food has played an active role in our history, as a community anchor and economic driver. This is a live interactive digital presentation.

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Dec
1
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Dec
3
1:30 PM13:30

Cross-Country Cuisine

This semester, take a road trip across the United States of America by attending our Cross-Country Cuisine course. Through these classes, you will experience the diversity of American cuisine with a taste of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois, and Maine. Learn how food reflects the unique culture of each state. All of our culinary classes are taught by our expert RUI Executive Chefs and include a delicious tasting, so be sure to invite your friends and family to class to learn and enjoy!

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Dec
5
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 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?

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Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Wellness Workshop: Environmental 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.

View Event →
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

History of American Music

A spinoff of the successful RUI University series “Music in America: Decades of Evolution,” presenter Peter Bechtel is back by popular demand to both inform and entertain residents with this dynamic new course!  Join the discussion on how our country’s darkest moments inspired some of the most elegant tunes.

View Event →
Dec
8
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Dec
10
1:30 PM13:30

Cross-Country Cuisine

This semester, take a road trip across the United States of America by attending our Cross-Country Cuisine course. Through these classes, you will experience the diversity of American cuisine with a taste of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois, and Maine. Learn how food reflects the unique culture of each state. All of our culinary classes are taught by our expert RUI Executive Chefs and include a delicious tasting, so be sure to invite your friends and family to class to learn and enjoy!

View Event →
Dec
11
10:30 AM10:30

Museums of the World

The term "Museum" means a temple or place dedicated to the Muses, ancient Greek divinities of the arts.  And since the 18th century, these first and sometimes palatial structures continue to be where collections of artistic, cultural, or scientifically significant items are both researched and displayed for the enlightenment of the public. Many such museums are well-known throughout the world, and this fall, Dr. Roger Koment will guide you through six of the most iconic of these, focusing on the history and unique cultural artifacts of each.

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Dec
12
1:30 PM13:30

History of Games and Toys

The elves in the North Pole did not invent all those wondrous gifts Santa left under the tree. Every game and toy had an inventor. Some of these toys took years to create, while others resulted from a quick accidental discovery. In this presentation, French will explain the origins of popular toys and games of the past 100 years. These include Lionel Trains, Raggedy Ann, Teddy Bear, Erector Sets, Clue, View-Master, Flexible Flyer, Barbie Dolls, Monopoly, and GI Joe.

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Dec
13
2:00 PM14:00

History of the Holidays

 This program traces the history of the holiday season in Virginia. By looking at broadsides, music, catalogs, cards, and letters, we will learn about holiday traditions throughout the Commonwealth. This is a live interactive digital presentation.

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Dec
15
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Dec
16
1:30 PM13:30

Horticulture Health

In this class, we will make arrangements and designs with leaves, veggies, flowers, sticks, and other items collected from outside while we learn more about the outdoors and the benefits of using nature in our everyday lives and homes.

View Event →
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Music Therapy

Join Anne-Michele Maher,  Life Enrichment Director at Paul Spring and music therapist in learning about music therapy and the benefits it can provide. This six-part series, divided between two semesters, will explore what music therapy is, the various ways music can help all types of populations, and techniques that a therapist might use in a session. This semester we will look at how music therapy is used during the beginning of the lifespan: infants, children, and young adults.

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Dec
17
1:30 PM13:30

Cross-Country Cuisine

This semester, take a road trip across the United States of America by attending our Cross-Country Cuisine course. Through these classes, you will experience the diversity of American cuisine with a taste of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois, and Maine. Learn how food reflects the unique culture of each state. All of our culinary classes are taught by our expert RUI Executive Chefs and include a delicious tasting, so be sure to invite your friends and family to class to learn and enjoy!

View Event →
Dec
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 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?

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Dec
20
1:30 PM13:30

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. A practicum will follow the lecture.  As a group, we will produce a copy of a Cassatt painting, replicating her unique palette and composition. 

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Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

History of American Music

A spinoff of the successful RUI University series “Music in America: Decades of Evolution,” presenter Peter Bechtel is back by popular demand to both inform and entertain residents with this dynamic new course!  Join the discussion on how our country’s darkest moments inspired some of the most elegant tunes.

View Event →
Dec
22
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Dec
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 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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Dec
27
2:00 PM14:00

18th Century Chocolate Making

Join us on a journey through history and discover how chocolate was prepared and enjoyed in 18th-century Virginia. In addition to tracing the history of early chocolate consumption by Virginians, participants will see a live chocolate-making demonstration using reproduction cooking tools and equipment. This is a live interactive digital presentation.

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Dec
29
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Dec
31
1:30 PM13:30

Introduction to Wine

Join our Director of Culinary Experience, Elvira Ruiz 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. You will learn wine basics such as varietal, tasting techniques, region/history, and everyday, practical wine appreciation tips.

View Event →

Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

History of American Music

A spinoff of the successful RUI University series “Music in America: Decades of Evolution,” presenter Peter Bechtel is back by popular demand to both inform and entertain residents with this dynamic new course!  Join the discussion on how our country’s darkest moments inspired some of the most elegant tunes.

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Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

Dressing the Past: Fashion throughout History

The history of fashion is a history of society. Dressing the Past explores the transformation of fashion during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Fashion morphs over time – influenced by social movements, war, politics, and more! This program examines the historical significance of fabrics, accessories, and fashion trends. This is a live interactive digital presentation.

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Oct
17
1:30 PM13:30

Georges Seurat: Pointillism and Neo-impressionism

In this class, we will explore the work of French artist Georges-Pierre Seurat.  Seurat is most well known for his use of color in a unique painting style referred to as pointillism. In this technique, contrasting dots of paint are applied in patterns to form an image. The class will begin with a lecture examining Seurat’s most famous works.  A practicum will follow the lecture. As a group, we will produce a copy of a Seurat work, replicating his technique of pointillism.

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Oct
16
1:30 PM13:30

A Tour of Washington DC

Using historical fact, scandal stories, anecdotes and even a few ghost stories, Elaine will make history come alive as you explore the landmarks of DC, with pictures including the Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorials, the Korean War Vetrans Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the WWII Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, the Smithsonian Mall and more.

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Oct
15
1:30 PM13:30

Cross-Country Cuisine

This semester, take a road trip across the United States of America by attending our Cross-Country Cuisine course. Through these classes, you will experience the diversity of American cuisine with a taste of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois, and Maine. Learn how food reflects the unique culture of each state. All of our culinary classes are taught by our expert RUI Executive Chefs and include a delicious tasting, so be sure to invite your friends and family to class to learn and enjoy!

View Event →
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Music Therapy

Join Anne-Michele Maher,  Life Enrichment Director at Paul Spring and music therapist in learning about music therapy and the benefits it can provide. This six-part series, divided between two semesters, will explore what music therapy is, the various ways music can help all types of populations, and techniques that a therapist might use in a session. This semester we will look at how music therapy is used during the beginning of the lifespan: infants, children, and young adults.

View Event →
Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

Horticulture Health

In this class, we will make arrangements and designs with leaves, veggies, flowers, sticks, and other items collected from outside while we learn more about the outdoors and the benefits of using nature in our everyday lives and homes.

View Event →
Oct
13
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Oct
10
1:30 PM13:30

FBI History: Early Gangster Era

Was the fingerprint division of the DOJ originally managed by prisoners at Leavenworth? Did Machine Gun Kelly really nickname FBI Agents "G-Men"? What happened at the Kansas City Massacre… and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre? Dillinger, Baby-Face Nelson, Bonnie & Clyde, and the Barker gang were famous outlaws in the "Gangster Era"; how were they captured or killed? What were the radio programs about the FBI? To conclude his presentation, French will play excerpts from FBI radio shows of the forties and fifties.

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Oct
10
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 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?

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Oct
9
10:30 AM10:30

Museums of the World

The term "Museum" means a temple or place dedicated to the Muses, ancient Greek divinities of the arts.  And since the 18th century, these first and sometimes palatial structures continue to be where collections of artistic, cultural, or scientifically significant items are both researched and displayed for the enlightenment of the public. Many such museums are well-known throughout the world, and this fall, Dr. Roger Koment will guide you through six of the most iconic of these, focusing on the history and unique cultural artifacts of each.

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Oct
8
1:30 PM13:30

Cross-Country Cuisine

This semester, take a road trip across the United States of America by attending our Cross-Country Cuisine course. Through these classes, you will experience the diversity of American cuisine with a taste of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Illinois, and Maine. Learn how food reflects the unique culture of each state. All of our culinary classes are taught by our expert RUI Executive Chefs and include a delicious tasting, so be sure to invite your friends and family to class to learn and enjoy!

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Oct
6
2:30 PM14:30

TED Talk Facilitated Discussion

In this class, we will watch and discuss a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Their slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Some of the fascinating titles we will be exploring this semester will include “The Future of Storytelling,”  “The Healing Power of Reading,” “Do We See Reality as It Is?”  “The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise,” and “Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” just to name a few!

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

History of American Music

A spinoff of the successful RUI University series “Music in America: Decades of Evolution,” presenter Peter Bechtel is back by popular demand to both inform and entertain residents with this dynamic new course!  Join the discussion on how our country’s darkest moments inspired some of the most elegant tunes.

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Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia

Ten of Virginia’s most talented mural artists were provided unrestricted access to the museum’s vast collection. Each selected items that interested them and used the stories they told as inspiration for an original painting reflecting the Commonwealth’s diverse history. Throughout the program, participants will explore the role of history in art, engage in a discussion about artistic process and influence, analyze artist statements and artwork, and develop an appreciation for artistic interpretation and historic events. This is a live interactive digital presentation.

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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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