Second Act Personal Enrichment

The Harlem Renaissance

Have you heard of 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 the 1920’s in Harlem with excursions into the art, literature, and dance emerging at the same time. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.

Newtown Campus/$74/RCEGN 8706/C01
3 Wed. 7/16-7/30, 6:30-8:30 pm

Opera and Ballet in Louis XIV’s France

Louis XIV, the “Sun King” (1638-1715) loved to dance. During his long reign, he brought ballet, opera, and other arts into the cultural life of the French aristocracy and thus created a distinct French tradition. We’ll learn about Louis the man and Louis the king with an emphasis on the arts of his time. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.

Pennswood Village/$74/RMUSC 8006 CPV1
3 Wed., 6/4-6/18 10:00am-12:00 pm

The World of J.S. Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a genius who spent his entire life in a small region of Germany. His oeuvre self-divides according to his employment and the appropriate music he was called upon to compose. Participants in this course will follow Bach from Eisenach to Leipzig to listen and learn about his musical innovations. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.

Pennswood Village/$74/RMUSC 8007 CPV1
3 Wed., 7/16-7/30 10:00am-12:00 pm


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/ $39 (plus $2 materials fee payable to instructor)/
RCEGN 8650 C01/ 1 Tues., 5/6, 6-9 pm

Mah Jongg

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 successful learning experience. Neilia Makadok, B.S.
Newtown Campus/ $99 (plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCEGN 8652 C01/ 3Thu, 5/8-5/22 6-9 pm

Skincare and Menopause

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 Grabosky, Image Consultant, Licensed Esthetician

Newtown Campus/ $39 (plus $10 materials fee pay- able to instructor)/RHEAL 8002 C01/
2 Tues., 6/10-6/17, 6-8pm

AARP – SMART DRIVER Refresher Class

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. Atty VanHamel

Newtown Campus/$0/ RCEGN 8052
C01/Mon, 6/2, 6-10 pm
C02/Mon, 7/7, 6-10 pm
C03/Mon, 8/4, 6-10 pm

The Passion of Opera

Attending an opera performance can be a transformative experience. Since 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 opera experience. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.
Newtown Campus /$74/ RMUSC 8003 C01/

3 Tues., 6/10-6/24, 6:30-8:30 pm
Approved Hours: 6 (Act 48)