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Lifelong Learning Offers Fun Lineup of Classes, Lectures and Travel Opportunities

Posted Sep 2nd, 2015 by Helene Sheets  Category: Community Interest, Events, Toledo.com

 

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program has compiled a great lineup of classes, lectures and travel opportunities.

Friday Lectures and Hot Topics
Once a month, Lifelong Learning offers a Friday lecture at 10 a.m. followed by a Hot Topic discussion at 11:15 a.m. in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. Refreshments are available beginning at 9:15 a.m. The lectures are free to first-time attendees and Lifelong Learning members. The cost for each Hot Topic meeting is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

September 18
“Raising the Poor to Self Determination”
Baldemar Velásquez, an internationally recognized leader in the farmworker and immigrant rights movements, speaks about his work in unionizing and empowering the most marginalized workers in the country and his current work with Toledo’s urban youth in an employment readiness and leadership program. Mr. Velásquez has been named a MacArthur Fellow and awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle for his work.

The Hot Topic Discussion that follows features Deb Chany of the Sylvania Community Action Team addressing “Marijuana on the Ohio Ballot … what do I need to know?”

October 16
Interstate Construction in NW Ohio: How ODOT is Improving our Highway System
Ohio Department of Transportation’s public information officer Theresa Pollick explains how the construction in our region not only upgrades the condition of the roads we drive on, but improves safety, and reduces congestion as well.

The Hot Topic Discussion that follows features Marilyn Zielinski, technical services manager at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, addressing “The Toledo Library for Lifelong Learning.”

November 20
A Culinary History of the Great Black Swamp: Buckeye Candy, Bratwurst & Apple Butter
Dr. Nathan C. Crook, cultural anthropologist and instructor at Ohio State University, discusses the cultural significance of regional and local foods and his research into the myriad uses of food as community and communication.

The Hot Topic Discussion that follows features Marya Czech, regional environmentalist and free-range ecologist, addressing “Is it Safe to Drink the Water?”

December 18
Wild Horse Population Control by Contraceptive Vaccine: Why and How
Dr. John Turner, professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology at The University of Toledo College of Medicine, explores approaches to managing the wild horse population of the American West which numbers more than 35,000.

The final Hot Topics offering for 2015 is a Holiday Luncheon and Concert. Music from the American song book, Broadway, jazz, Gershwin, Cole Porter and holiday selections will be performed by Joy Turner, a piano teacher and professional musician. Ms. Turner has played for Julie Andrews among others. The cost for this special luncheon and concert is $18 for members and $30 for non-members.

Travel Opportunities
The Lourdes Lifelong Learning program offers two enjoyable and affordable day trips this fall and the opportunity to travel to Israel in 2016. For more information, please visit www.lourdes.edu/travel.

On the Waterfront with the NY Philharmonic
Sunday, October 11, 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
$125 for members; $137 non-members
Enjoy a live performance by the New York Philharmonic featuring music from the Academy Award-winning 1954 movie starring Marlon Brando. Performance will be in the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium. Dinner in the elegant Gandy Dancer follows.

Frankenmuth Fun
Wednesday, November 18, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
$79 for members; $91 non-members
Travel to the delightful town that celebrates Christmas year round! Visit Bronner’s Christmas Store, enjoy two hours of shopping and a hearty meal at the Bavarian Inn including all the fixings. A guided tour of the town and “Little Bavaria” offers more time to explore downtown with its unique collection of shops.

Israel Experience 2016
June 4-18, 2016
$2,600 per person plus airfare
Explore and see first-hand Jerusalem, the Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Mount of Olives. Walk the ruins of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Float in the “unsinkable” waters of the Dead Sea. At Masada, be transported back in time to the days of King Herod on this fabled mountaintop, declared a UNESCA World Heritage Site. Other cities and sites include Bethlehem, Capernaum, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee. The trip will be led by Mary Beth Wiegopolski, theology instructor at Lourdes University.

Special Events
Two Lifelong Learning special offerings combine a class session with a concert performance by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University in Sylvania. Class participants delve into the music with Lourdes music instructor Ken Hummer and Sara Jobin, resident conductor for TSO. Lifelong Learning members only pay $41 for each of the class/concert packages.

The Scottish Symphony: Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3
Class: 1-3 p.m., Thursday, October 8 ($15 for members and $27 for non-members)
Concert: 8 p.m., Saturday, October 10 ($28 per person)

Serenade for Strings: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Class 1-3 p.m., Thursday, November 12 ($15 for members and $27 for non-members)
Concert: 8 p.m., Saturday, November 14 ($28 per person)

Classes
The Lourdes Lifelong Learning program offers 34 interesting and fun classes this fall. For more information on these classes, visit www.lourdes.edu/lifelong, emaillifelong@lourdes.edu or call Lifelong Learning coordinator Laura Megeath, Ph.D., at 419-824-3707.

Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Civil War Politics in Northwest Ohio: A Conflict of Visions with Brian Yager, second year master’s student in history at Bowling Green State University
$36 for members; $48 non-members

Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6; 10-11:30 a.m.
The American Presidency with Gerald Blazer, dean emeritus of arts and sciences at Owens Community College
$45 for members; $57 non-members

Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saints: Our Companions on the Journey with Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, dean of the graduate school and director of the master of arts in theology degree program at Lourdes University
$36 for members; $48 non-members

Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Under the Sea with photos and pictures with Anjelika Manakhimova, trained fine artist in Russia and the United States
$80 for members; $92 non-members

Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-2:30 p.m.
Great Decisions – 2015 (hottest topics in foreign affairs) with Norm Thal, veteran facilitator
$80 for members; $92 non-members

Fridays, September 11, 25, October 2, 9; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Points of Painting with Svetlana Ottney, mosaic artist
$66 for members; $78 non-members

Beginning Bridge (the game) with Ben Beazley, a Bridge Life Master
Session I
Saturdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$95 for members; $107 non-members
Session II
Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20; 12-2:30 p.m.
$95 for members; $107 non-members

Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Memoir: The Sacred Circle with Judith Spitzer Crandell, award-winning writer and teacher
$90 for members; $102 non-members

Mondays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19; 1:30-3 p.m.
Comparative Religion with Dr. Dale Lanigan, chair and assistant professor of sociology and justice studies at Lourdes University
$45 for members; $57 non-members

Tuesdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13; 2:30-4 p.m.
Philosophy is Phunner with Professor Mark Christensen, chair of philosophy at Lourdes University
$36 for members; $48 non-members

Wednesday, September 23; 8-10 a.m.
Forgetting: A Look at Some Reasons Why It Happens with Barbara Mauter, instructor and workshop presenter
$15 for members; $27 non-members

Fridays, September 25, October 2, 9; 1:30-3 p.m.
Women in Japanese Art with artist and instructor Sr. Sharon Havelak, OSF, artist and instructor
$37 for members; $49 non-members

Mondays, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26; 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Taoist Tai Chi® Make a Move to Better Health with Susan Matz, certified instructor
$31 for members; $43 non-members

Friday, October 2; 9-11 a.m.
The 75 Year Turmoil (Europe) with Bud Fisher, veteran and writer
$15 for members; $27 non-members

Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26; 1:30-3 p.m.
Civil War Draft Riots with Joseph Lueck, master’s student in history at Bowling Green State University
$36 for members; $48 non-members

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24; 1-2:30 p.m.
Great Books: Counterparts with Pat Bercher, certified instructor
$52 for members; $70 non-members

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17; 1:30-3 p.m.
Healthy, Happy and Hopeful with Janet Miller, employer outreach coordinator at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, and licensed professional clinical counselor
$63 for members; $75 non-members

Wednesdays, October 7, 13, 21, 28; 9-11 a.m.
Immersion Spanish with Ken Hummer, Spanish instructor who has done mission work in Mexico and El Salvador
$48 for members; $60 non-members

Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Salem Witch Trials with Loryn Clauson-Hodge, master’s student and history tutor
$48 for members; $60 non-members

Thursdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Painting Fall and Winter Landscapes with artist Anjelika Manakhimova, trained fine artist in Russia and the United States
$80 for members; $92 non-members

Saturdays, October 17, 24, 31; 12-3 p.m.
Universal Monsters (in film) with Diana DePasquale, author and doctoral candidate in American culture studies at Bowling Green State University
$54 for members; $66 non-members

Wednesday, October 21; 8:30-10 a.m.
Thinking Outside the Box: The 5th Degree with Barbara Mauter, instructor and workshop presenter
$12 for members; $24 non-members

Thursdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 12; 10-11 a.m.
Introductions to Yoga for Every Body! with Shirley Joseph, certified and nationally registered yoga teacher
$24 for members; $36 non-members

Fridays, October 23, 30, November 6, 13; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Expressing a Mood in Color with Svetlana Ottney, mosaic artist
$66 for members; $78 non-members

Saturdays, October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
More Fun at the Bridge Table with Ben Beazley, a Bridge Life Master
$80 for members; $92 non-members

Tuesdays, October 27, November 3; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Know Your Cheese with Paula Larsen, certified cheese professional at the Anderson’s Market
$39 for members; $51 non-members

Wednesdays, October 28, November 4; 2-3:30 p.m.
Introduction to Islam with Meena Khan, member of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo
$18 for members; $30 non-members

Thursdays, October 29, November 5, 12, 19; 2-3:30 p.m.
American Revolutionary War with Dr. Dwayne Beggs, professor of history at Lourdes University
$36 for members; $48 non-members

Thursdays, October 29, November 5, 19; 12-2 p.m.
Creative Cards with instructor Sr. Roselynn Humbert
$34 for members; $46 non-members

Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Changes in Latitude – Changes in Wine-atitude! with Nicholas A. Kubiak, certified wine specialist, and co-founder of Veritas Cork & Craft
$60 for members; $72 non-members

Saturdays, November 7, 14, 21; 12-3 p.m.
Classic Film Noir with Diana DePasquale, author and doctoral candidate in American culture studies at Bowling Green State University
$54 for members; $66 non-members

Monday, November 16; 8:30-10 a.m.
Exploring Native American Myths & Legends with Barbara Mauter, instructor and workshop presenter
$12 for members; $24 non-members

Thursday, November 19; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Angels in Art with Svetlana Ottney, mosaic artist
$15 for members; $27 non-members

Wednesday, December 2; 12-1 p.m.
Origins of Life with Dr. Laura Megeath, coordinator of the Appold Planetarium at Lourdes University
$10 for members; $22 non-members

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