Registration Information

  • All members are invited to register.
  • The cost will be per course.
  • Nonmembers will need to join LLARC prior to attending.

Registration can be completed by paper form or by email. If registering by email, a credit card payment must be completed by phone (781.768.7135) or by mailing a check.

Intersession 2020 Programs

Fuhgeddaboudit! – You and Your Memory

Wednesday, January 8th; 1 - 2:30 p.m.

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

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Just for Laughs

Wednesdays, January 15th and 22nd; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Each of the two weeks we will view or listen to a compilation of classic comedy routines, skits, and sketches from TV sitcoms, movies, variety and talk shows, as well as stand-up performances. The focus will be on the individuals and the shows that made us laugh during the 50’s – 80’s.

Requirements: Bring your sense of humor.

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: $20

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Tour of deCordova Museum

Thursday, January 23; 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. (Snow date January 30th)

Annual tour of deCordova Museum's Winter Exhibition, Photosynthesis, three components that look at photography's  foundational artists and concerns. “All the Marvelous Surfaces," a group exhibition with over 25 artists focuses on art forms and ornamentation. "Truthiness and the News," explores the evidentiary role of photography. "Peter Hutchinson: Landscapes of My Life," traces his photographic practice over 50 years beginning with seminal land art installations to his current dazzling collages.

Tour Guide: Kelly Dunn, LLARC student and study guide leader.

Cost: Admission for Seniors is $12. Please make reservations and send check payable to LLARC by January 18.

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Hypnosis to Improve Your Memory

Wednesday, January 29th; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Everything you have ever learned, seen, heard, or experienced is stored in your memory. The only problem is to unlock those memories. This hypnosis session will help you access all that stored information. People who have taken this class report that their memory has improved by at least 25%. Whether you need help studying for an important exam, memorizing a piece of music, --- or just help finding your car keys, this is the class for you. A hypnosis CD, valued at $20, is included in the price of tuition to help you enjoy the benefits of this program on an ongoing basis.

Leader: 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 this class may be addressed to her at 508.358.4621 or at virginiaslep@comcast.net.

Cost: $25 (including CD)

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Hypnosis for Releasing Sadness

Wednesday, February 5; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Everyone feels sad at some point... but sometimes sadness seems to take over a person's life and becomes a full-time problem. Hypnosis has helped hundreds of people alleviate those dark feelings and get their life back. Whether you're dealing with grief, loss, or just seasonal sadness, this class can help you. Come experience the power of hypnosis to help you get back to being your old self. A hypnosis CD, valued at $20, is included in the price of tuition so that you can enjoy the benefits of this program every day.

Leader: 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 this class may be addressed to her at 508.358.4621 or at virginiaslep@comcast.net.

Cost: $25 (including CD)

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Playing with Poetry

3 sessions; Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Using the book America’s Favorite Poems by Pinsky and Dietz participants will suggest poems to be read out loud and then gently discuss. The idea is to allow the poems to intrigue us in whatever ways they do and for us to respond to that intrigue. Enjoyment before interpretation. The book contains a wide range of poets and is readily available online used for $8 or less.

Leader: Brooks Goddard is a lifelong teacher, a lifelong student, and a lifelong traveler: Africa, India, Wellesley, Needham, Westwood. He is a former English department head at Wellesley High Scholl and has taught courses at North Hill, Needham Community Education, Temple Israel, and several at LLARC.

Cost: $20 for the series

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The Merchant of Venice

Thursday, February 20th; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Merchant of Venice is classified as a comedy because nobody dies. But it is hardly a frothy laugh fest. Shakespeare’s characters wrestle with anti-Semitism, as well as with what is owed in friendships and in father-daughter relationships. But above all, the play makes us reflect on the use and misuse of language in the pursuit of justice.

Leader: Ann Berman is a retired special education teacher who recently earned a Masters in Shakespeare Studies. She has been involved in the LLARC program since 2012.

Cost: $20

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Regis Professor Series

To be announced by email

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