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Where Does My Food Come From?

Gardening, cooking, nutrition, sustainability and fun, all rolled into one class. In these three sessions participants learn about growing their own garden, our current food supply system, shopping local options, sustainable growing practices and best of all – how to turn fresh produce into amazing meals.

Participants will spend time in the garden engaged in hands on activities as they learn about growing produce and will explore nutrition ideas for healthy living through cooking various dishes for lunch each day.

Instructor: Jenny Bruss
Dates: Thursday, Sept. 15, 22, 29
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location:  CEEE Building
Cost:  $40.00

Paying Tribute

This class outlines some of the people, places and events from my life and the gratitude I owe. Class members will be asked to share those to whom they are indebted to. A true celebration of thanks-giving!

Instructor: Steven Palmquist
Dates: Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m
Location: Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities
Cost: $50.00

Witches and Why We Love to Hate Them: Then and Now

The focus of the course will be the early modern witch craze in Europe and America but in the final session we will examine witch beliefs in other parts of the world and the modern revival of witchcraft, both benign and harmful. 

Instructors: Charlotte Wells
Dates: Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities
Cost: $50.00 

Survey of Films Set at a Train Station

Screenings and discussion of four films:

Week One Screening and discussion: David Lean’s Brief Encounter (1945)
Week Two Screening and discussion: Youssef Chahine’s Cairo Station (1958)
Week Three Screening and discussion: Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent (2003)
Week Four Screening and discussion: Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011)

Instructor: David O'Shields
Dates: Friday, November 4, 11, 18 and December 2
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m
Location: Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities
Cost: $50.00

Astronomical Headlines – Amazing Telescopes, Mars and Alien Worlds

Just when you think you know what is going on with the universe, some amazing things happen, which leads to more questions. Astronomy continuously changes, especially in what we know about planets, stars, galaxies and the universe, as well as what we don’t know about those things. There are quite a few technological advances that make it possible to see objects with greater clarity, which leads to many more questions about what is out there. You’ll have a chance to learn about recent breakthroughs with telescopes, see the latest images, and get an update concerning the various worlds out there.

Instructor: Siobahn Morgan
Dates: Tuesday, November 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities
Cost: $50.00

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