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Registration for fall classes will open on August 26 at 9am. At that time the available classes will be shown below. Note that you must be a subscriber and you must be logged in to see the classes.

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Current Classes - information and registration

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • HOA 1 Activity Center; Agate Room
    • 2

    19-308 Cole Porter: Master Craftsman of the Popular Song on Broadway and in Musical Films

    Gail Nelli, Thursdays 10 am - 12 noon                         

    HOA1 Activity Center: October 24, 31 November 7, 14

    Agate Room November 21

    From his privileged childhood as the grandson of the wealthiest man in the state of Indiana to his eventual prominence as a songwriter, Cole Porter lived the high life of the upper social strata of both New York City and Paris.  The popularity of his individual songs from both the Broadway stage shows and Hollywood films lasted far beyond the knowledge of the man himself.

    In our sessions participants will explore the family background and early musical influences that led him to become both a composer and lyricist of his songs. His sophisticated lyrics revealed a smartness and cynicism that displayed the cultural, literary and geographical allusions of his well bred lifestyle. 

    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 12 Dec 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Cactus Room
    • 1


    Bruce Hale, Thursdays 10 am - 12 noon

    Cactus Room:  October 31 November  7, 14, 21 December 5, 12

    Underlying concerns of whether there is enough water quantity to sustain the American Southwest, are fundamental questions about the quality of those water resources. This course tackles those questions and more.

    What are the common water constituents whose presence or absence yields variations in water quality? What are the primary water uses and what quality specifications are pertinent to each? How is water tested, so that we know the facts about water quality and whether it meets use specifications? What regulations protect water quality, whether in the environment or our domestic/potable water supplies? How is water treated, on a small scale or a large scale, to improve its quality and make it suitable for any particular use?

    The last two sessions will dive deeper into specific cases illustrating the above topics. One session will examine environmental water quality issues such as the Gulf of Mexico "dead" zone and hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and the other session will explore domestic water quality topics such as the Wisconsin Cryptosporidium outbreak of 1993 and the more recent Flint, Michigan lead contamination event.

    This course is good background for the follow-up course highlighting water supply resources, policy, infrastructure, and management, topics of importance to all Arizona residents.

    An optional field trip to relevant Tucson water facilities will be offered in early December. The day and time will be determined once class has started. Participants will be required to sign a waiver.

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 06 Dec 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Cactus Room
    • 17


    Dave Stegink, Fridays 10 am - 12 noon

    Cactus Room:  November 1, 8, 15, 22 December 6

    Participants will explore the short stories and one novel of the gifted French writer, Guy deMaupassant. The course will examine French society in the late 19th century and deMaupassant's mind and art in relation to that society.  The emphasis will be on trying to understand and appreciate his unique contribution to literature, and assessing if and why he can be considered a "great writer.”

    Participants should buy two books before class begins: Bel Ami (Oxford Classic Edition, 2001) and A Parisian Affair and other Stories (Penguin Books, 2004). Please number the short stories in  A Parisian Affair and other Stories from 1 through 34. Before the first class, participants should read the Introduction to both A Parisian Affair and other Stories and Bel Ami, plus the 1st, 2nd, 7th, 10th, 20th, and 30th stories from A Parisian Affair and other Stories. A complete syllabus will be provided at the first class.

    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 02 Dec 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Sonoran Room
    • 3


    Ann Kuperberg, Mondays 10 am - 12 noon

    Sonoran Room: November 4, 11, 18, 25 December 2

    Throughout history, there have been powerful women either on a throne or behind it. How did they get that power? What effect did they have? Did they make changes for the better? How are they remembered?

    This course will discuss Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Peron and others chosen for their role in government and social causes. Some DVDs will be used to enhance the topic.

    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 02 Dec 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Sonoran Room
    • 15


    Ed Barnes, Mondays 2 - 4 pm

    Sonoran Room:  November 4, 11, 18, 25 December 2

    The development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has provided an extremely valuable tool to visualize structures in the body and to diagnose disease. This course will explain how MR images are formed using magnetic fields and electromagnetic energy. The class will start with basic physical principles and how they are used to create a signal and how that signal is mapped to form an image. Ways in which professionals manipulate image contrast to provide valuable diagnostic information in the images will be covered. No background in medical imaging or physics is needed; however, individuals without some technical background will find this course presents a challenge. This course will not help you interpret your own MR images but will help you appreciate the power of the technology creating those images.

    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Sonoran Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Linda Griffin, Tuesdays 10 am - 12 noon

    Sonoran Room:  November 5, 12, 19, 26 December 3

    While seemingly unlike, the novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest and the drama, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams have much in common. In each there are three main characters with a fourth character not on the stage. In each there is a mother and a son, the relationship of which is, like glass, very fragile.

    We will explore the likenesses of these works and explore the mother-son relationships in each work. DVD’s of both works will be studied in class and compared/contrasted to the original works. Participants need to buy and read both works (any edition).

    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 18 Dec 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Sonoran Room
    • 6


    Mark Schwartz, Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon

    Sonoran Room:  November 6, 13, 20 December 4, 11, 18

    This course will Illuminate and relate activist events and trends in US foreign policy that impacted world history from World War II through the Cold War (either good or bad). Some events are well-known (Cuban Missile Crisis), while others are footnotes in history and public awareness (Sinking of the Reuben James).

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 10 Dec 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Sonoran Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Tom Oetinger, Tuesdays 2 - 4 pm

    Sonoran Room:  November 12, 19, 26 December 3, 10

     This introductory course has been designed to give participants the basics to develop their wine appreciation, and will introduce them to the different grape varieties, wine elements and styles, regions and methods involved in wine production.

    Participants will be instructed in the ‘Intentional Method of Wine Tasting’ and will have the opportunity to practice the skill sets during each session of the program. During the tasting sessions, the participants will gain an understanding of the major wine elements, including grape varietals, residual sugar, acids, tannins and alcohol and how these elements impact the nature and taste of the wine. In addition, this course will cover topics such as purchasing wine, pairing wine with food, decanting and serving, restaurant wine lists, and proper storage and cellaring.

    *Note: The charge for this class is $60 to cover the cost of the wine. Participants are requested to bring two wine glasses (preferably with stems) to all sessions.

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