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Nixon and Watergate

October 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

John Scott 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays Oct. 26 – Nov. 16 (4 weeks) Richard Nixon is one of the most divisive politicians of the twentieth century. Elected in 1968 by one of the slimmest margins in American history, his administration had unparalleled success on the world stage reestablishing diplomatic relations with China, urging détente with the Soviet Union, and ending the Vietnam War. Nixon’s success should have been his legacy as he was reelected in 1972 by one of…

A Visit to Ohio’s National Park Sites: America’s Best Idea

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Jan Whitaker The US National Park Service administers 63 National Parks, but there are actually a total of 423 units in the system. These include military and battlefield parks, historical sites and parks, lakeshores, memorials, monuments, parkways, preserves, recreation areas, wild and scenic rivers, scenic trails, and seashores.  Although Ohio has only one National Park, it has seven other sites of historic and natural significance. Join us on a brief overview of these locations and learn more about what Ohio has…

Effects of Vatican II on the Catholic Church

October 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Paul Mueller 1:30 – 3:30  Thursdays Oct. 28 – Nov. 18 (4 weeks) The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) changed the Catholic Church deeply in many ways. We will examine the council and the changes it brought about which are still felt today. For example, the council decided that Catholic Mass no longer needed to be exclusively in Latin and that lay people could be more involved in the operations of the Church. We will look at several of the documents…

Voices of the Natives: Alive in Words

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Barbara Mauter Celebrate Native American Heritage month with poetry and writings from First Peoples. Discover the grounding of Native writing along with its beauty. The theme of interconnectedness will be explored through the voices of various Native American writers and artists. Stories which were historically passed down and shared through oral (spoken) language have now been transcribed to preserve this cultural heritage. Copies of select poems will be shown in Native tongue beside an English translation. Barbara Mauter is an…

Drawing: A Perspective on Perspective

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Patrick Dubreuil 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Mondays Nov. 1 – 29 (5 weeks) In this class we will cover one point and two point perspective. Having a basic grasp of perspective is important, for an understanding of perspective can add space and a feeling of the third dimension to a drawing. It also allows the artist to direct the viewer to a perspective that the artist controls, and one that they may not have considered. For more information, contact Lifelong…

The Crossroads Café: Coffee House Wisdom

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Sheila Otto 9:30 -11:00 am, Tuesdays Nov. 2 – 16 (3 weeks) The world is full of wise people who have shared their light across the centuries. Storyteller, spiritual director Sheila Otto invites you to visit an imaginary café which attracts wise women and men from across cultures and centuries. Through Sheila’s storytelling you will have a chance to meet some poets, scientists, mystics and teachers. In the comfort of this exotic café, we will talk with them and discover…

Introduction to Futurism

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

John Krochmalny 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Wednesday November 3 – 17 (3 weeks) Hybrid class: in person and online In his 1982 best-selling book “Megatrends”, author John Naisbitt predicted the coming of the “Age of Information” 15 years before the public acceptance of the personal computer and the infrastructure of the Internet. The United States Department of State, NASA, and the RAND Corporation are just a few of the organizations that have been using techniques that analyze trends, make forecasts,…

Adventures in Travel

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Patti Skaff Whether traveling domestically or in distant foreign lands, we encounter different cultures. This interactive class will focus on exploring other cultures as a means of understanding other people, making new friends, and gaining a deeper understanding of the world. We will take a virtual trip around the world to explore nine recognized characteristics of culture. We will discuss how travel can change us, with opportunities for participants to share individual experiences. Patti Skaff was an international sales manager…

Veteran’s Day Special Event: the Price of Freedom and the Power of Hope

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free and open to all, no reservations necessary. On October 15, 2004, Lisa Schuster got the call every military mom dreads: her son had been wounded in action. Matthew Drake had been in Iraq only thirty-four days, on his first deployment with the U.S. Army, when the vehicle he was driving was blown up by a suicide car bomber. Three other servicemen died in the explosion. Matthew was still in a coma when his mother first saw him in a…

Mecca & Medina

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Najwa Badawi Learn about the holiest cities for followers of the Islamic faith. Non-Muslims are forbidden to enter Mecca at all, and are prohibited from certain areas of Medina. Mecca is the birthplace of the founder of Islam, Mohammed, and Muslims worldwide face Mecca during their daily prayers. Medina is celebrated as the place from which the prophet Mohammed established the Muslim religion and is also the site of his tomb. These cities have been transformed from their ancient origins to…

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