Survey of “Best Films” of the 1980s

Screenings and discussion of four films:

Week One Screening and discussion: Elephant Man (1980)
Week Two Screening and discussion: Local Hero (1983)
Week Three Screening and discussion: Amadeus (1984)
Week Four Screening and discussion: Raising Arizona (1987)

Instructor: David O’Shields
Dates: Monday, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities
Cost: $50.00

Versailles: the Palace and the Making of a Nation

This course outlines the different historical and societal aspects of the Palace of Versailles. The individual sessions will be If You Build It, They Will Come: Louis XIV Constructs His Country Residence, Food, Fashion, and Black Magic: Life at the Court Under Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette and the Games She Played and The Rebirth of Versailles as a Palace of the Nation.

Instructor: Charlotte Wells
Dates: Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities
Cost: $50.00

The Beethoven String Quartets – Part II

In March, the Elias Quartet is returning to the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center to complete their cycle of the complete Beethoven String Quartets. This class will explore the quartets that they will perform and provide insight into what to listen for in the pieces. The class is open both to those who took the first class last year and those who did not. There will be something for everyone to learn! Enrollment in the course will include a ticket to one of the Elias Quartet’s performances.

Instructor: Erik Rohde
Date: Thursday, March 2, 9, 16
Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities
Cost: $50.00 

The Life of Jesus: A Literary and Historical Introduction

This course will study the life of one of the most important figures in religious history, Jesus of Nazareth, through the lens of modern biblical scholarship. The sessions will focus on the development of Jewish messianic expectations during the Second Temple period, and how the Gospel of Mark portrays Jesus with respect to these expectations. They will also cover Matthew, Luke, and John and the conception of Jesus in other New Testament books such as Romans and Revelation.

Instructor: John Burnright
Dates: Tuesday, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 10 a.m to 12 p.m.
Location: Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities
Cost: $50.00

Philosophy, Democracy, and The Good Life

Have you ever wondered about the relationship between democracy and the good life? Or whether freedom and equality are essential for a good life? What are key tenets of democracy? What is democracy? And what does philosophy have to do with all this? Through carefully thinking and talking about the relationship between these terms, this course will help make better sense of our political experience in the world today - as well as how this all relates to the good life!

Instructor: Yasemin Sari
Dates: Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Location: Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities
Cost: $50.00


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