Intersession Programs Winter 2018

Winter 2018 Intersession Information

Becoming Jane

Monday, January 8th 11:00am

Watch the movie and discuss the life of Jane Austen with LLARC Study Group Leader Diane Proctor

There is no cost for this program

 

Fuhgeddaboudit! - You and Your Memory

Tuesday, January 9th- 9:30am-11:00 am

How does the brain remember things? How does aging really impact memory? What is a “senior moment,” and is it something to worry about? Can you actually improve your memory, if so, how?

Leader: Tom Hall is a former English teacher, and middle school and high school principal. He is also the author of five published novels. When he is not writing, taking LLARC classes, or volunteering at the Marlborough Boys and Girls Club, he is playing senior softball.

Cost: $10  

 

Mah Jongg for Beginners

4 Wednesdays; January 17 and 24, February 7 and 14. 1:00-3:00pm.  Please note there is no class on January 31 

Have you ever wondered what the "bams, cracks and dots" were all about?  Do you want to have fun learning to play Mah Jongg, the ancient Chinese game of tiles?

Enjoy learning this fun game with other beginners. If you have a Mah Jongg set, please bring it.

READING---  Great  paperback book on beginning  Mah Jongg (optional) is A Beginner's Guide to merican Mah Jongg by Elaine Sandburg. You can purchase from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.Class requires minimum 4 players, maximum 16 players.

Leader - Joyce Gordon, long time member of LLARC and Mah Jongg enthusiast.

Cost: $25 for series

 

Tour of deCordova Museum 

Friday, January 19 from 10:15 to 11:45AM

in Lincoln.. (Snow date January 26) View the three winter exhibitions:  Screens: Virtual Material – Six contemporary artists address screens as an artistic medium and conceptual focus; Cool Medium: Art, Television and Psychedelia 1960-1980; and Bodies in Water - photographs depicting the human body in relation to water. Led by Kelly Dunn, deCordova Guide and LLARC member.

Cost: $12 admission to be sent to LLARC with registration.

 

Autism-One Family’s Journey

Tuesday, January 23rd; 9:30-11:00am

What is autism? Why has the definition been expanded? Why has the number of individuals diagnosed with Autism increased dramatically over the past several years? What are the challenges for the individual with autism, and for his family – educationally, socially, medically, and emotionally?

Leader: Tom Hall is a former English teacher, and middle school and high school principal. He is also the author of five published novels. When he is not writing, taking LLARC classes, or volunteering at the Marlborough Boys and Girls Club, he is playing senior softball. Tom and his wife Marcia have an adult son who is autistic.

Cost: $10

 

The Rise of Religion in the U.S. Supreme Court

Mondays, Jan 29, Feb 5 and 12; 11:00-12:30  

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” So starts our Bill of Rights. For over two centuries, those words built “a wall of separation between Church & State,” in the words of Thomas Jefferson. Recently, and through the efforts and money of religious groups, the U.S. Supreme Court has expanded religious rights into health care, playgrounds and – in a big case now before the Court – possibly wedding cakes. This three session course will explore the expanding trajectory of "freedom of religion.”   

Leader: Rachel Alpert teaches at Suffolk Law School. She has 36 years’ experience as a lawyer. She previously led LLARC study groups on “Sex, Gender, Bathrooms and the Supreme Court” and “The Regulation of Food in the U.S.”

Cost: $30 for the series

 

Hypnosis for Stress Release and Relaxation

Wednesday January 24th; 11:00-12:30pm

Are you feeling the stresses of modern life?   Are you a bit nervous?  Sad?  This session can help you release the stress that builds up in our lives.  This is a wonderful, relaxing session, and a real gift to yourself. It's also an excellent way to introduce yourself to hypnosis if you've never experienced it before.  Experience this gentle, yet powerful way of changing your life for the better.

Virginia Slep is a Regis alumna with twenty years of experience as a professional clinical hypnotist.  She is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and holds a PhD in Clinical Hypnosis.  She works with many doctors, dentists, and counselors in the Greater Boston area, and has a private practice in Wayland.  Questions about these classes may be addressed to her at 508-358-4621 or at virginiaslep@comcast.net.  Virginia’s Hypnosis CD’s for Stress and for Sleep will be available for optional purchase for $20

Cost: $10  

 

Institutions in Greater Boston

Wednesday, January 31; 9:15am

In a one week extension of Glenn Strehle’s course on Ten Corporations and Institutions in Greater Boston, the class will look at our LLARC home, Regis College. Please join Glenn, Regis College President Toni Hays and Vice President of Advancement Miriam Sherman to discuss the state of Regis College.

Leader: Glenn Strehle has previously led or co-led four mini-courses and one Intersession course. He is retired as Treasurer Emeritus of MIT and continues to serve as an officer or on the boards and committees of public and charitable organizations

Cost: $10  

 

Hypnosis for Sleep Issues

Wednesday, February 7th; 11:00-12:30pm

This class is for all those people who can't fall asleep at night, or those who wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep.  Hypnosis can relax you and put you peacefully to sleep so that you can function and focus during the day.  Why lie there wide awake when this one class can help you get the sleep you've been missing.

Virginia Slep is a Regis alumna with twenty years of experience as a professional clinical hypnotist.  She is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and holds a PhD in Clinical Hypnosis.  She works with many doctors, dentists, and counselors in the Greater Boston area, and has a private practice in Wayland.  Questions about these classes may be addressed to her at 508-358-4621 or at virginiaslep@comcast.net.  Virginia’s Hypnosis CD’s for Stress and for Sleep will be available for optional purchase for $20

Cost: $10  

Registration Information:

All members are invited to register.

The cost is per course.

Nonmembers will need to join LLARC prior to attending.

Please use enrollment form located on the Program page or form emailed to you in Intersession email  to register

 

   

 

Spring 2018 Foreign Film Movie Schedule

To Be Announced

Date Foreign Film
   

All members are invited to attend.

There is no additional cost for the Movie series; feel free to bring a friend.

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