Second Act Special Interest

Summer 2015

Second Act - Special Interest


America Before Columbus   NEW CLASS!
Pre-Columbian peoples were not intermittently settled in an unspoiled wilderness; rather, there were vast numbers who actively shaped and influenced the geography around them. The Aztec enjoyed running water and impeccably clean streets. Mesoamerican cultures grew corn in a focused breeding process that has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Native peoples were not living lightly on the land but were manipulating and managing their world in many ways.  We will examine the Maya, Aztec, Inka and many other pre Columbian cultures through interactive talks, PowerPoint presentations, and artifacts. Matthew Bielecki, B.S., B.A. 

Newtown/ $89/ RCEGN 8112 C01
4 Thu, 6/25-7/16, 6:30-8:30pm

Six Supreme Court Decisions  Which Helped Define American’s Constitutional Values   NEW CLASS!
Constitutional decision making by the Supreme Court is an inherently value laden exercise cloaked in legal justification. This course will examine six Supreme Court decisions, together with their immediate progeny, which helped to define American values, both Constitutional and otherwise. American life today would be difficult if not impossible to imagine without the benefit of these six momentous Supreme Court decisions.  Dr. Frank Schwartz

Pennswood/$99/RCEGN 8389 CPV1
6 Tu, 6/9-7/14 10am-12pm


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.

Pennswood/$69/RCEGN 8706 CPV1
3 Wed, 8/5-8/19 10am-12pm


Skincare and Menopause
Barbara Strampello-Grabosky, Image Consultant, frequent guest lecturer and educator, will demonstrate specific treatments to help keep your skin looking healthy and youthful during menopause. Discover the anti-aging benefits of good skin care, ingredients and techniques which target the unique requirements of skincare during this stage of life. Camoflage makeup will be applied to demonstrate how to conceal imperfections and enhance the skin. This program includes an anti-aging Fabulous Facelift demonstration. Product purchase is available but not required. A $10 material fee is payable to the instructor on the first night of class.  
Barbara Strampello-Grabosky, Image Consultant,  Licensed Esthetician

Newtown Campus/$59 (plus $10 material fee payable to instructor/RHEAL 8002 C01/
2 Tu, 6/23-6/30, 6-8 pm

 

 

 

*Courses at Pennswood Village are open and not limited to Pennswood Village residents.