Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind the scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Richard Bowden. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Chef Pete 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 included in each class.

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Aug
27
2:45 PM14:45

The Story of 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.  In July the topics will be, “The History of Moving Pictures” and “Talking Motion Pictures”. In August, learn about “Filming in Technicolor” and “3D to CGI Technicolor”. Followed in September with ”Pioneers in Cinematography” and “Movie Epics”.

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Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine

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. Chef Richard Bowden 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
5
11:00 AM11:00

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 is titled “Safety in Motion”. Learn how important it is to practice safe mobility to help prevent injury and live a healthier, happier life. In August, learn about “Hydration”. Azam will explain how proper hydration can decrease fatigue, dizziness, and the risk of going to the ER.  In September the topic will be “Energy Conservation”. Learn ways to maximize your energy level for Activities of daily living.  These Health Talks are designed to help you live your very best life! 

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Sep
5
2:45 PM14:45

Golden Age of Radio (1930-1960)

What was radio like before networks were formed? How much power did the sponsors have over radio content? Why were soap operas so inexpensive and popular? Who were the most well-known comedians on the air? Is it true that radios were prized in rural America, even before they had electricity? Were most kids’ adventure shows sponsored by cereal, gum, or breakfast drink? Did advertising agencies or sponsors have the most power? Were these radio programs live or recorded? How did they make all those sound effects? French will answer all these questions, play excerpts from programs of that bygone era, and demonstrate the use of manual sound effects.

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Sep
10
2:45 PM14:45

The Story of 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.  In July the topics will be, “The History of Moving Pictures” and “Talking Motion Pictures”. In August, learn about “Filming in Technicolor” and “3D to CGI Technicolor”. Followed in September with ”Pioneers in Cinematography” and “Movie Epics”.

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Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Artist Claude Monet: Architect of the Impressionist Movement

In this 90-minute 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 20-minute power-point lecture highlighting both Monet’s early, more realistic representations and his turn toward outdoor painting and impressionism.  A 50-minute practicum will follow the lecture.  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 20-minute critique of our work. All supplies are included.

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Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine

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. Chef Richard Bowden 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
16
2:45 PM14:45

Newsworthy

This fascinating course focuses on different sorts of “Newsworthy Topics” Each month, through lecture, discussion trivia, and short videos, Jerry Grossman brings intriguing topics to participants in this course. July’s topic is, “America’s Most Important Decade, the 1940s" Why was this decade so crucial to America? As you'll see, that decade changed the world forever more. In August, join Jerry for, "One Hour of Nothing but Good News" An all-new, hot-off-the-griddle presentation of uplifting, feel-good news. If you're attending to hear any bad news, you're in the wrong room. You'll feel better about our world at the end of the hour. Followed in September by “Eyeball to Eyeball, President Harry Truman vs. Douglas MacArthur" a battle between two spirited men, each convinced they were right about America's future in Asia.

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Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

Navigating the News

It's simply exhausting.   We're bombarded with news from so many directions--in newspapers, on TV, radio, the Internet and social media.  And 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
19
11:00 AM11:00

The American Sound Part II

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.  Although these classes build upon the previous classes, they stand alone as well. You did not have to attend Part I to enjoy Part II. July will begin with “The Fabulous Fifties”. The guitar goes electric, the war is over, and something is happening to the jukeboxes. In August the title will be, “The Bright Sunshine”. Learn how Sam Phillips and Sun Records changed the world by discovering Elvis, Johnny, Roy, Jerry, Carl, and many others.  In September hear about “The Rock Star is Born”. Buddy Holly set out to be a rock star, which was a brave thing, considering it didn't exactly exist yet. A look into the lives and music of the musicians who altered the international consciousness.  Plus, a special afterward:  How to Tolerate Modern Music.  Although the top 40 radio might not be at the zenith of melody, Josh shares a few tricks for navigating the brave new world of music. 

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Sep
20
10:30 AM10:30

Ardo Speaks

Heatherwood’s own Ardo Meyer, retired Geophysicist, presents monthly programs on his extensive travels and interesting adventures. In July, Ardo’s, program will be “Early Childhood Memories”. Ardo will speak about his early life on a farm in Nebraska, and about growing up during the depression and WWII.  He tells us about the dust bowl, prairie fire, droughts, floods, hailstones, grasshopper plagues and tornadoes. Ardo’s August program will be about attending a “One-Room Country Schoolhouse”, with one teacher teaching eight grades every year! The teacher was not only responsible for the safety and education of the students, but also the maintenance ad janitor’s duties!  When Ardo was just four years old he could read, write, and do arithmetic, and he started the 1st grade! In September, learn about his dad upgrading the whole farm by building a basement, installing running water, a 32-volt electric plant, and 2.5 bathrooms! At the same time, he converted the farm from a beef farm into a poultry farm. Ardo describes the role he played by being the “go-fer” when he was 7 years old.

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine

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. Chef Richard Bowden 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
24
2:45 PM14:45

The Story of 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.  In July the topics will be, “The History of Moving Pictures” and “Talking Motion Pictures”. In August, learn about “Filming in Technicolor” and “3D to CGI Technicolor”. Followed in September with ”Pioneers in Cinematography” and “Movie Epics”.

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Sep
27
1:30 PM13:30

The Human Figure & Jewish Culture

The Human Figure and Jewish Culture begins with the Second Commandment and its interpretations.  It then surveys the varied artworks and aesthetic styles of depicting human forms from the earliest known images in a Jewish setting (3rd c., CE) through contemporary times. This program starts with wall paintings, illuminated manuscripts, gravestone reliefs, and moves to etchings, sculpture and paintings in many varied approaches. July will focus on Pre-Enlightenment & Beyond. In August the focus will be early 20th Century, followed in September with the 20th & 21st Century. The Human Figure and Jewish Culture highlights human figures in Jewish settings from different places and at different times.  It is a mesmerizing overview!

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine

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. Chef Richard Bowden 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
30
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 and 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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Aug
20
2:45 PM14:45

Swing: America's Dance

Swing dancing started in the late 1920s, as the syncopated beats of Hot Jazz gave way to the smoother Big Band sound in the mid-1930s. Incorporating elements of ‘20s dances such as the  Charleston, the Breakaway, and Collegiate Shag, the Lindy Hop was born to express the energy and improvisation of this new style of jazz music. A product of the Harlem Renaissance in uptown Manhattan, the dance made its way downtown to the white communities, who were termed “Jitterbugs.” Nearly 100 years old, Lindy Hop has embraced many different styles and influences. Due to its astounding popularity and longevity, the dance is still evolving and continues to inspire new dancers all over the world. Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg, founders of the swing dance company Gottaswing, will talk about the origins of Lindy, musical influences, and stylistic variations. Tom and Debra will share some music and film clips of some of the greatest swing dancers of all time.

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Aug
19
2:45 PM14:45

Newsworthy

This fascinating course focuses on different sorts of “Newsworthy Topics” Each month, through lecture, discussion trivia, and short videos, Jerry Grossman brings intriguing topics to participants in this course. July’s topic is, “America’s Most Important Decade, the 1940s" Why was this decade so crucial to America? As you'll see, that decade changed the world forever more. In August, join Jerry for, "One Hour of Nothing but Good News" An all-new, hot-off-the-griddle presentation of uplifting, feel-good news. If you're attending to hear any bad news, you're in the wrong room. You'll feel better about our world at the end of the hour. Followed in September by “Eyeball to Eyeball, President Harry Truman vs. Douglas MacArthur" a battle between two spirited men, each convinced they were right about America's future in Asia.

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Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine

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. Chef Richard Bowden 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
16
1:30 PM13:30

The Human Figure & Jewish Culture

The Human Figure and Jewish Culture begins with the Second Commandment and its interpretations.  It then surveys the varied artworks and aesthetic styles of depicting human forms from the earliest known images in a Jewish setting (3rd c., CE) through contemporary times. This program starts with wall paintings, illuminated manuscripts, gravestone reliefs, and moves to etchings, sculpture and paintings in many varied approaches. July will focus on Pre-Enlightenment & Beyond. In August the focus will be early 20th Century, followed in September with the 20th & 21st Century. The Human Figure and Jewish Culture highlights human figures in Jewish settings from different places and at different times.  It is a mesmerizing overview!

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Aug
16
10:30 AM10:30

Ardo Speaks

Heatherwood’s own Ardo Meyer, retired Geophysicist, presents monthly programs on his extensive travels and interesting adventures. In July, Ardo’s, program will be “Early Childhood Memories”. Ardo will speak about his early life on a farm in Nebraska, and about growing up during the depression and WWII.  He tells us about the dust bowl, prairie fire, droughts, floods, hailstones, grasshopper plagues and tornadoes. Ardo’s August program will be about attending a “One-Room Country Schoolhouse”, with one teacher teaching eight grades every year! The teacher was not only responsible for the safety and education of the students, but also the maintenance ad janitor’s duties!  When Ardo was just four years old he could read, write, and do arithmetic, and he started the 1st grade! In September, learn about his dad upgrading the whole farm by building a basement, installing running water, a 32-volt electric plant, and 2.5 bathrooms! At the same time, he converted the farm from a beef farm into a poultry farm. Ardo describes the role he played by being the “go-fer” when he was 7 years old.

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Aug
15
11:00 AM11:00

The American Sound Part II

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.  Although these classes build upon the previous classes, they stand alone as well. You did not have to attend Part I to enjoy Part II. July will begin with “The Fabulous Fifties”. The guitar goes electric, the war is over, and something is happening to the jukeboxes. In August the title will be, “The Bright Sunshine”. Learn how Sam Phillips and Sun Records changed the world by discovering Elvis, Johnny, Roy, Jerry, Carl, and many others.  In September hear about “The Rock Star is Born”. Buddy Holly set out to be a rock star, which was a brave thing, considering it didn't exactly exist yet. A look into the lives and music of the musicians who altered the international consciousness.  Plus, a special afterward:  How to Tolerate Modern Music.  Although the top 40 radio might not be at the zenith of melody, Josh shares a few tricks for navigating the brave new world of music. 

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Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Artist Georgia O'Keefe: Focus on the Particular

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. All supplies are included.

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Aug
13
2:45 PM14:45

The Story of 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.  In July the topics will be, “The History of Moving Pictures” and “Talking Motion Pictures”. In August, learn about “Filming in Technicolor” and “3D to CGI Technicolor”. Followed in September with ”Pioneers in Cinematography” and “Movie Epics”.

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Aug
13
11:00 AM11:00

Navigating the News

It's simply exhausting.   We're bombarded with news from so many directions--in newspapers, on TV, radio, the Internet and social media.  And 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
11
1:00 PM13:00

Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind the scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Richard Bowden. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Chef Pete 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 included in each class.

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Aug
9
2:00 PM14:00

Humor with Edge: Exploring Political Cartoons

For more than two centuries, whenever there has been a debate in the United States, political cartoons have taken part, and in some cases, pushed the debate to its limits. Political cartoons began as a street-level phenomenon. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, they were often posted on walls or passed from person to person, as well as being published in newspapers. By the end of the nineteenth century, they were an important part of the growing popularity of newspapers and magazines, and the intense competition for readership made provocative cartoons a valuable selling point. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, political cartoons appear in a wide range of online publications and can still stir up controversy.

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Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine

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. Chef Richard Bowden 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
1
2:45 PM14:45

Lindbergh Kidnapping: The Crime of the Century

After crossing the Atlantic solo in 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the most famous man in the world. He later married Anne Morrow, and they lived in a mansion near Hopewell, NJ. In March 1932, their first born son was kidnapped from his bedroom, and a $ 50,000 ransom was demanded. After a convoluted negotiation, the ransom was paid, but in May 1932 the decomposed body of the baby was found in a nearby woods. For two years, federal, state and local authorities struggled to identify the killer, although kidnapping was not a federal or state violation at that time. Bruno Hauptmann was finally arrested in September 1934. His 1935 trial in NJ was dubbed “The Trial of the Century.” After conviction and all appeals were exhausted, he was executed in 1936.

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Aug
1
11:00 AM11:00

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 is titled “Safety in Motion”. Learn how important it is to practice safe mobility to help prevent injury and live a healthier, happier life. In August, learn about “Hydration”. Azam will explain how proper hydration can decrease fatigue, dizziness, and the risk of going to the ER.  In September the topic will be “Energy Conservation”. Learn ways to maximize your energy level for Activities of daily living.  These Health Talks are designed to help you live your very best life! 

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Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Culinary Behind the Scenes

Learn all the behind the scenes tips and tricks from our very own Chef Richard Bowden. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. Chef Pete 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 included in each class.

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Jul
23
2:45 PM14:45

The Story of 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.  In July the topics will be, “The History of Moving Pictures” and “Talking Motion Pictures”. In August, learn about “Filming in Technicolor” and “3D to CGI Technicolor”. Followed in September with ”Pioneers in Cinematography” and “Movie Epics”.

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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Global Cuisine

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. Chef Richard Bowden 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
19
1:30 PM13:30

The Human Figure & Jewish Culture

The Human Figure and Jewish Culture begins with the Second Commandment and its interpretations.  It then surveys the varied artworks and aesthetic styles of depicting human forms from the earliest known images in a Jewish setting (3rd c., CE) through contemporary times. This program starts with wall paintings, illuminated manuscripts, gravestone reliefs, and moves to etchings, sculpture and paintings in many varied approaches. July will focus on Pre-Enlightenment & Beyond. In August the focus will be early 20th Century, followed in September with the 20th & 21st Century. The Human Figure and Jewish Culture highlights human figures in Jewish settings from different places and at different times.  It is a mesmerizing overview!

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Jul
19
10:30 AM10:30

Ardo Speaks

Heatherwood’s own Ardo Meyer, retired Geophysicist, presents monthly programs on his extensive travels and interesting adventures. In July, Ardo’s, program will be “Early Childhood Memories”. Ardo will speak about his early life on a farm in Nebraska, and about growing up during the depression and WWII.  He tells us about the dust bowl, prairie fire, droughts, floods, hailstones, grasshopper plagues and tornadoes. Ardo’s August program will be about attending a “One-Room Country Schoolhouse”, with one teacher teaching eight grades every year! The teacher was not only responsible for the safety and education of the students, but also the maintenance ad janitor’s duties!  When Ardo was just four years old he could read, write, and do arithmetic, and he started the 1st grade! In September, learn about his dad upgrading the whole farm by building a basement, installing running water, a 32-volt electric plant, and 2.5 bathrooms! At the same time, he converted the farm from a beef farm into a poultry farm. Ardo describes the role he played by being the “go-fer” when he was 7 years old.

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Jul
18
11:00 AM11:00

The American Sound Part II

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.  Although these classes build upon the previous classes, they stand alone as well. You did not have to attend Part I to enjoy Part II. July will begin with “The Fabulous Fifties”. The guitar goes electric, the war is over, and something is happening to the jukeboxes. In August the title will be, “The Bright Sunshine”. Learn how Sam Phillips and Sun Records changed the world by discovering Elvis, Johnny, Roy, Jerry, Carl, and many others.  In September hear about “The Rock Star is Born”. Buddy Holly set out to be a rock star, which was a brave thing, considering it didn't exactly exist yet. A look into the lives and music of the musicians who altered the international consciousness.  Plus, a special afterward:  How to Tolerate Modern Music.  Although the top 40 radio might not be at the zenith of melody, Josh shares a few tricks for navigating the brave new world of music. 

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Jun
25
2:45 PM14:45

Introduction to Classical Opera

It’s doubtful that any other form of music can so admirably capture our universal humanity like classical opera. This art form skillfully blends theatrical performance, drama, music and dance into a torrent of passionate emotions which have influenced not only individuals, but the history and politics of governments as well.

Join Dr. Roger Koment in this 6-lecture series as he describes the various components of opera and demonstrates how composers combine these to create works of great emotive power. Throughout, we listen to excerpts from the most important works in all of classical opera. The topics that will be covered in this series are Opera Singers, Arias, Duets, Choruses, Opera Houses and Opera Appreciation.

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Jun
21
1:30 PM13:30

100 Jewish Artists by Nancy Kotz

This series, from Jewish Art Education (JAE), tells the story of this unique and special culture through works of art. Founded by Myrna Teck, PhD, in 2007 JAW is dedicated to increasing the understanding of the contributions to the visual arts of the Jewish civilization. In April the topic will be “Mid-20th Century Europe, and Beyond.” Followed in May by “Mid-20th Century Europe to America.” The last of the series will be “20th Century, Potpourri,” covering artists that did not fit within the other sessions. Join us and enjoy seeing some exquisite works of art.

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Jun
21
10:30 AM10:30

Ardo Speaks

Heatherwood’s own Ardo Meyer, retired Geophysicist, presents monthly programs on his extensive travels and interesting adventures. In April, Ardo’s program will be a continuation on his experience during the Traverse from McMurdo to the South Pole; focusing on the nine other Traverse members, who they were, what their duties were and what happened to them after they completed their mission. In May, his program is titled “Cemeteries & Funerals.” Hear about the beauty, serenity and awe-inspiring simplicity of military cemeteries worldwide. Learn about other nation’s memorials that are equivalent to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Hear about how Ardo was “sorry of” the official “Eulogy Giver” for the Meyer family, and the heartbreaking story surrounding his wife’s funeral; and how his planned eulogy became part of one of his “Ardo Speaks” programs. During June’s program, “Early Childhood Memories,” Ardo will speak about his life on a farm in Nebraska. He will talk about growing up during The Depression, and WWII, and about The Dust bowl, prairie fires, droughts, floods, hailstorms, grasshopper plagues and tornados.

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Jun
20
11:00 AM11:00

The Origins of Rock 'n Roll

How did we get here, musically speaking? Join musician, songwriter, and radio DJ Josh Urban to trace the origins of rock ‘n roll. You’ll learn about early ragtime, blues, and jazz, build a simple instrument, and follow the music up the Mississippi to the smoky bars of Chicago where the invention of the electric guitar would fundamentally alter music as it was known. Listen in as we spin records and study Scott Joplin, learn to write a blues son, and enjoy live guitar demonstrations of the sounds that laid the foundation of rock ‘n roll. This music is a uniquely American sound, and is part of our heritage.

How did we get here, and - where are we headed? Come learn about our history, become a curator of the sound, and… participate in the creation of it! In addition, participants will have the option to learn about new ways to listen to music using their smartphones to access a vast, free library of music online.

April’s session will be, “Dawning America - Victrolas, Ragtime, and the seeds of a sound.” Followed in May by, “That Delta Sound- Bedrock of Rock” (Plus build an instrument!) In June, Josh Urban will present, “It’s Electric! How the electric guitar sparked a revolution.”

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Jun
17
2:45 PM14:45

Newsworthy with Jerry Grossman

Five-time Emmy Award winning news producer Jerry Grossman presents fascinating “Newsworthy” topics in this interesting course. In addition to his talks, he will show short videos and test your memory with multiple choice trivia questions. In June, “Little Known Facts About the Biggest News Stories.” Simple twists of fate affecting America’s biggest news stories since the Revolutionary War. Totally fascinating, and totally amazing, join Mr. Grossman for these exciting classes!

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Paint & Sip - Pablo Picasso: Art and the Conscience of 20th Europe

In this 90-minute class, we will explore the work of perhaps the most venerated and ridiculed artist of the 20th century. While many distain Picasso’s abstractions, the emotional and moral component of his artist endeavors are complex and admirable. Although some see his paintings as child-like, Picasso’s complex and innovative renderings of people and historical events are worthy of study.

The class will begin with a 20-minute power-point lecture highlighting both Picasso’s early more realistic representations and his turn toward abstraction and cubism. A 50-minute practicum will follow the lecture. As a group we will produce a copy of a Picasso painting, replicating his unique vision of the human form. Upon completion of our paintings we will participate in a 20-minute critique of our paintings.

All supplies are included.

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Jun
11
2:45 PM14:45

Introduction to Classical Opera

It’s doubtful that any other form of music can so admirably capture our universal humanity like classical opera. This art form skillfully blends theatrical performance, drama, music and dance into a torrent of passionate emotions which have influenced not only individuals, but the history and politics of governments as well.

Join Dr. Roger Koment in this 6-lecture series as he describes the various components of opera and demonstrates how composers combine these to create works of great emotive power. Throughout, we listen to excerpts from the most important works in all of classical opera. The topics that will be covered in this series are Opera Singers, Arias, Duets, Choruses, Opera Houses and Opera Appreciation.

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Jun
11
11:00 AM11:00

Navigating the News by Pam Benson

It’s simply exhausting. We’re bombarded with news from so many directions - in newspapers, on TV, radio, the Internet and social media. And 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,w ho 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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Jun
6
2:45 PM14:45

FBI Early History: The Gangster Era

Did Machine Gun Kelly really nick-name FBI agents “G-Men”? What happened at the Kansas City Massacre? Why wasn’t kidnapping a criminal offense when Charles Lindberg’s son was stolen from his crib and killed? How was the case solved? Who were the famous outlaws in the “Gangster Era” and how were they captured and killed? Which radio programs about the FBI were authorized by the Bureau and which were not? To conclude his presentation, Jack French will play excerpts from FBI radio shows of the forties and fifties.

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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Salsa Music & Dance

Bailemos! A vibrant celebration of salsa music and dance. Enjoy son, danzon, salsa and timba while learning basic footwork, rhythm, and timing techniques. Taught by long time dancer and educator Shalonda Brooks. In this workshop, she introduces the basics of Salsa and Reuda de Casino. Adaptive movements included, both seated and standing. Open to all. No prior dance experience/partner needed.

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