Second Act Personal Enrichment
- Skincare and Menopause
- Classical Music: Listening with Confidence
- The Passion of Opera
- Elements of Music
- The Harlem Renaissance
- American Music from the Revolutionary War through the 1920s
- Creative Collage
- Waiting in “Unhope”: Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
- Introduction to Evaluating, Appraising, and Establishing Antique Values
- Mah Jongg
- AARP - Driver Safety
- AARP - Driver Safety Refresher
Keep your skin healthy and youthful looking during menopause by discovering the anti-aging benefits of good skin care, ingredients and techniques which target the unique requirements of skincare during this stage of life. Camouflage makeup will be applied to demonstrate how to conceal imperfections and enhance the skin. This program includes an anti-aging Fabulous Facelift demonstration. Barbara Strampello-Grabosky, Image Consultant, Licensed Esthetician
Newtown Campus/RHEAL 8002 C01 /$27 (plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor)/ 2 Thu, 1/16-1/23, 6:30-8:30 pm
Lower Bucks Campus/RHEAL 8002 C50 /$27 (plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor)/ 2 Thu. 3/5-3/12, 6:30-8:30pm
Take a joyful romp through the evolution of Western Art Music (commonly called “Classical” music). We’ll listen to and discuss examples from the Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages to the minimalist operas of the Twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on memorable works of each stylistic period and the innovative composers who initiated transformations in musical style. Join us as we learn about melody, harmony, rhythm, form, genre, instruments and more, and see why music is called the universal language. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.
Newtown Campus/ $69 / RMUSC 8002 C01/
6 Tue, 2/4/14-3/11/14, 6:30-8:30 pm
Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)
The Renaissance, composers have been combining music, acting, storytelling, costumes, and scenery with symbolism, mythology and history to create a comprehensive musical experience. Explore the history of opera and discover the innovators of the art form such as Gluck, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, and Wagner. Learn how to locate, select, and prepare for your own transformative opera experience. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.
Newtown Campus / $39/ RMUSC 8003 C01/
3 Tue, 3/18/14 – 4/1/14, 6:30-8:30 pm
Approved Hours: 6 (Act 48)
What makes music sing? In this course, students will learn basic music theory (scales, key signatures, notation,harmony), rhythm, form, instruments, ensembles, and techniques. Get ready for an eclectic musical experience that will broaden your musical horizons. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.
Pennswood Village/ $69 / RMUSC 8005 CPV1/
3 Sat. 3/29-4/12, 10:00am-12:00pm
The Cotton Club, the Dark Tower, the Tree of Hope, Bessie Smith, W.C. Handy, and Zora Neale Hurston. These and other examples of African American culture flourished in Harlem between World War I and the beginning of the Great Depression. This movement soon went mainstream, influencing American culture at large. Learn about and listen to the exciting music of 1920’s Harlem with excursions into the art, literature, and dance styles of that time. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.
Pennswood Village/ $69 / RCEGN 8706 CPV1/
3 Sat. 1/25-2/8, 10:00am-12:00pm
Gain a new perspective on American history by listening to and learning about American popular, sacred, and serious art music from the Colonial Era through the 1920s. Special attention will be paid to the influence of war music from “Yankee Doodle” and early military bands of the Revolutionary War, through popular songs of the Civil War, and precursors of jazz from World War I. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.
Newtown Campus/ $69 / RMUSC 8004 C01/
6 Th, 1/23/14-2/27/14, 6:30-8:30 pm
Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)
The world of collage is like no other medium. It challenges the beginner artist as well as the more accomplished artist. Take your understanding of collage to the next level. Use a modified color pallet, mixed media and a combination of collage processes. Bring your creativity! Danielle Cargas
Pennswood Village/ $89/ RFNRT 8020 CPV1/
8 Tu, 1/28-3/25 (no class 2/18), 9:15-11:15am
Follow Tess from Wessex/Marlott to Talbothays, Flint-Ash to Stonehenge and beyond, from hope to what Hardy called “unhope.” To best analyze and appreciate this great Victorian novel, we will consider author Thomas Hardy’s life; his poetry; his recurring explorations of Nature, Gender and Class Conflict, Faith, and the raging 19th century debate over Chance vs. Determinism; and his darkening world view. Jo Ellen Winters
Pennswood Village/ $79 (includes text)/ RCEGN 8383 CPV1/
7 Mon, 1/27 - 3/17 (no class 3/3), 10am-Noon
Come discover evaluation and appraisal techniques which you can use for personal, legal or insurance purposes. Learn the proper way to investigate and establish values of antiques and collectibles. Then have fun practicing what you have learned as you participate in a “Mock Road Show Event” within the classroom setting. Each participant should bring one item for appraisal. Daniel Worden
Newtown Campus/RCEGN 6684 C01/ $25
1 Thur. 4/24, 6:00-9:00pm
Socialize and have fun while you play this easy card game. With instruction, you can learn to play quickly, even if you have never played cards before! It can be played with 2-4 players, individually or in pairs. Canasta is a variation of rummy, and with millions of players, is one of the most widely played card games in the country. Enrollment is limited to ensure a successful learning experience. Neilia Makadok, B.S.
Newtown Campus/ $25 (plus $2 materials fee payable to instructor)/ RCEGN 8650 C01/ Wed 3/26, 6-9 pm
Originating in China about 2000 years ago, Mah Jongg is an exciting, engaging and fun game using tiles to form hands, much like rummy. Learn to play the American version, using The National Mah Jongg League rules and card. An experienced educator will explain the basics in simple terms and guide you as you play, learn and enjoy your new skill. Enrollment is limited to ensure a success-ful learning experience. Neilia Makadok, B.S.
Newtown Campus/ $79 (plus $8 materials fee payable to instructor)/ RCEGN 8652 C01/
3 Wed, , 2/26-3/12 6-9 pm
This eight-hour classroom course is designed especially for motorists age 50 or older. It covers normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time, and provides practical techniques to compensate for these changes. The program fosters safer driving practices, continued mobility, and a discount in auto insurance in a majority of states. Please note the fee for the Driver safety program will be $12 for AARP members, AARP ID required, and $14 for non-members, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO AARP – NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. Timothy Aufmuth
$0 / RCEGN 8050 C01-C50/
Newtown Campus/ C01/ Tu & Wed, 3/25 & 3/26, 6-10 pm
Lower Bucks Campus/ C50/ Sa. 5/17, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
This is a four-hour refresher course only. You must provide certificate from previous class or a letter from insurance company, or an auto insurance bill indicating driver safety program deduction. Please note the fee for the Driver Safety program will be $15 for AARP members, AARP ID required, and $20 for non-members, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO AARP – NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Newtown Campus/$0/ RCEGN 8052 C01-C02/
C01/Sa, 3/1 , 8 am-12 noon
C02/ Sa, 4/12 , 8 am-12 noon
C03/Sa.5/3, 8am-12 noon