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Current Classes - information and registration

    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • HOA1 Activity Center
    Registration is closed

    18-308 THE VIKINGS  (A REPEAT)

    Ken Lund, Thursdays 10 am - noon

    HOA1 Activity Center, 11/1, 11/8, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

    Were the Vikings pagan barbarians, pillaging and killing monks in monasteries? Could they also have been traders, explorers and colonizers? For 300 years they traveled from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean interacting with many nations and cultures and left a lasting impact. These intrepid Norsemen discovered North America before Columbus was even born. Participants will explore the Viking culture, life style, gods, and wars. Archeological evidence is continuing to provide additional information about the Vikings. The class will separate myth from fact and contrast reality with the images created in the movies and on television.

     


    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • MV Sonoran Room
    Registration is closed

    18-309 A TAPESTRY OF REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP: OUR FOUNDING FATHERS  (A REPEAT)

    Ann Kuperberg, Mondays 10 am - noon

    Sonoran Room, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3


    This 5-week course will thread through the lives of six men who made an impact on the creation of the United States of America. Together and separately, George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison wove a strong foundation.

     

    Participants will investigate why the men joined the revolution, what each man contributed and how it affected their personal lives. During the interaction and discussion, tidbits will be included about the men’s food, hobbies and possible secrets. Each class will incorporate a short DVD selection to supplement the information.


    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • MV Sonoran Room
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    18-310 BASEBALL: ROOTS, RULES, RULERS, ROGUES AND RAGTIME

    David Cook, Mondays 2 - 4 pm

    Sonoran Room, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10

    This course will look at America’s favorite pastime - baseball. The development of the game, from the early attempts to its present state will be discussed. Participants will be introduced to the key players in the growth or demise of teams in organized baseball, and the influence of fans on a team’s success or failure. Also, some of the famous (and not so famous) players whose luck, attitude and ability proved influential will be examined.

     

    What has made baseball so popular? Why did most of us grow up playing some version of backyard baseball, trading baseball cards, and singing along to the popular baseball songs? Who is the real “Father of Baseball?” How did the growth of the sport lead to current teams playing in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues? These and other interesting questions will be explored. 

     


    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • MV SONORAN ROOM
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    18-311 TWO GREATS, GREATLY DIFFERENT: HEMINGWAY AND FAULKNER

    Linda Griffin, Tuesdays 10 am - noon

    Sonoran Room 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

    An examination of two of the most famous American writers of the 20th Century, looking at some of their shorter writings and a major novel of each. We will analyze "The Old Man and the Sea" and "Absalom! Absalom!" and determine the authors' major differences in subject and style. (Purchase both texts from Amazon, the Hemingway novel from any distributor,  and the Faulkner novel from Vintage.)


    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • MV Sonoran Room
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    18-312 MILES DAVIS, PART 2

    Randy Greene, Tuesdays 2 - 4 pm

    Sonoran Room, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11

    In the first part of this course, Miles Davis’ career was traced up to his iconic album, Kind of Blue, recorded in 1959, roughly the mid-point of his career. While Kind of Blue is a unique and seminal album, Miles Davis continued to expand and explore many exciting musical ideas after this.

     

    In this course, after a review of Miles Davis’ career up to and including Kind of Blue, participants will learn about his subsequent works. Time will be spent discussing his last and probably greatest recording with Gil Evans, Sketches of Spain as well as his collaboration with John Coltrane including the beginnings of Coltrane’s career as a leader. After that, we will examine the various quintets he leads until he assembled his second great quintet featuring tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams. This quintet played together for the better part of the 1960’s and developed and expanded his musical vocabulary. Finally, in the late 1960’s and for the rest of his career, Davis explored and developed amplified, electronic music, which pushed his music in a radical new direction.


    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • MV Sonoran Room
    Registration is closed

    18-313 CSI SADDLEBROOKE  (A REPEAT)

    Bart Epstein, Wednesdays 10 am - noon

    Sonoran Room, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

    The instructor, a forensic scientist for the State of Minnesota for 32 years, will present a survey of what can and cannot be done in a forensic science laboratory. The class will introduce the participants to different types of evidence and their value as well as how they are used in court. Material will be presented by lecture and demonstration as well as participants actually doing some forensic work in class. Numerous actual cases will be presented and discussed.


    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • MV Cactus Room
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    18-314 LITERARY GENIUS OF LEO TOLSTOY

    David Stegink, Fridays 10 am - noon

    Cactus Room, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

    Leo Tolstoy's life, times (19th c. Russia), and works will be explored with the objective of developing an understanding of his mind and art, an appreciation of his literary output, and an assessment of his unique contribution to literature, and "realism," which made for his being considered one of the world's greatest novelists. Participants will read and discuss Anna Karenina (including DVD viewing of a considerable portion of a wonderful BBC production). Please get the following text as soon as possible and begin reading early on (it's 817 pages!): the Penguin Classic,  translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky.


    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • HOA1 Activity Center
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    18-315 WORLD OF DINOSAURS  (AN UPDATED REPEAT)

    Byron Cotter, Tuesdays 10 am - noon

    HOA1 Activity Center, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

    Dinosaurs are the iconic monsters of legends, cartoons, and movies, but there is also a well established and growing science base that reveals how they lived in and interacted with the world of their era.   This course surveys that science base, starting with the first dinosaurs’ appearance in the Triassic period, some 240 million years ago, to the mass extinction 66 million years ago that wiped them all out, except for birds, today’s surviving dinosaurs.  The course also explores many of their contemporaries - archosaurs, early mammals, the flying reptilian pterosaurs, and various “sea monsters”.  Also covered are the “bone hunters”, the paleontologists who have traveled the world finding the fossil remains of these creatures.


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