History + Special Interest
Explore new hobbies, ancient peoples, tales of the past and insights of the future!
THE FIELD GUIDE TO HUMANITY RCEGN 8130 C01
6/7/18 - 6/28/18 6:30 - 8:30pm
"Where do we come from?" In this course we'll explore our history as a species, the major scientific discoveries and scientists who expanded our understanding about what it means to be human. Tales filled with intrigue, deception, eccentric personalities, boisterous opinions and actual scientific advances, participants are taken on a journey filled with lively conversation, PowerPoint presentations, movie clips, hominid skull casts and authentic fossils and artifacts.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY RCEGN 8812 C01
6/20/18 - 8/15/18
(no class 7/4) 6 - 8 pm
This is dual purpose course will offer the student the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and an introduction to the deaf community and their demographics through sensitivity education.
ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY RCEGN 8128 C01
7/12/18 - 8/16/18 6:30 - 8:30pm
Without question, stone tools are the most long-lasting aspect of the archeological record. In this course, students will explore humanity's 2.5-million year tool making history. We will create stone tools, learn about beneficial plants and animals, use an atlatl, utilize natural fibers, and create small clay pots as well as working on team projects. We will be looking at indigenous lifeways through PowerPoint presentations and by exploring actual artifacts.
"THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS: IT'S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE" RCEGN 8132 CPV1
7/10/18 - 8/14/18 10am - 12pm
The course will be a deep dive into the origins, history and future of the Second Amendment. We will begin with an examination of the colonial history of militias and the passage of the Second Amendment. We will then analyze Supreme Court interpretations of the scope of the Right to Bear Arms, and conclude with a discussion of the future of gun control in America.
ASTRONOMY'S NEW HORIZONS RCEGN 8551 CPV1
8/1/18 - 8/22/18 10am - 12pm
Have you ever looked to the heavens in amazement at the expanse and beauty of the night sky? Then consider yourself an astronomer! Join us in this dynamic program that studies our solar system, our galaxy, and beyond. Discover the mysteries of our planetary neighborhood, and share the excitement of recent discoveries in space exploration that deepen our understanding of the universe and its origins. The course will cover the cosmos, from the earliest observers to the most recent triumphs in space exploration, from the edge of black holes to the mysteries of gravitational waves. Our universe is an astonishing place full of awe and wonderment, so join us as we embark on a journey of astronomical discovery!
MEMOIR WRITING RFNRT 6969 CHCi
Workshops will run on a weekly basis; each class meeting will be 2 hours a week for 4 weeks. They focus on mentoring you to recall life experiences and capture them thorough short/vivid writing pieces.
You will practice good fundamental writing and storytelling skills with individual and group activities. Workshop participants will write about their lives, recording them for posterity, family, and community. By writing, revising, and reading aloud your stories and memoirs with a skilled writer/mentor, you can experience a sense of purpose, accomplishment, increased well-being, improved cognitive abilities, and personal growth. The workshops will end with a public celebration where participants give a reading of their work. A final collection will also be available.
AARP - SMART DRIVER REFRESHER CLASS RCEGN 8052 C02 & C03
This is a four-hour refresher course designed especially for motorist age 50 and 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 most states. Check with your agent to confirm this course qualifies you for the discount. *Participants are eligible to attend provided that they have already completed an 8 hours AARP Driver Safety Course within 3 years. 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.
GETTING PAID TO TALK: MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR VOICE RSBEN 0004 C01
Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons, play samples from working voice professionals and provide an opportunity for students to record a short professional script under the direction of the instructor.
For a more detailed class description: www.voicecoaches.com/gptt
DIY HOME IMPROVEMENT & EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN RCEGN 6966 C01
7/11/18 - 8/8/18 7-9 pm
Did you know that 90% of women will live alone at some point in their lives? Are you tired of paying handymen, contractors, plumbers, and electricians a lot of money, just to make service calls, and relying generally on men to fix, repair and improve your home? Would you like to learn to operate basic hand and power tools? Topics include basics of tools, electric, plumbing, carpentry, painting, tiling and hanging items on the wall. Beth Allen, founder of DIY HIPChicks, will teach you how to perform simple everyday home repairs and improvements in this interactive DIY class. Utilizing a step-by-step approach, Beth will show you how to become more independent, confident, secure and ultimately empowered not just in your home, but in all areas of your life.
BEGINNER BRIDGE - AN INTRODUCTION TO DUPLICATE BRIDGE RCEGN 5012 CA1 & CA2
CA2/ 6 Tu, 7/24- 8/28 9:30 - 11:30 am
4 - 6 pm
"Bridge is the world's greatest game of the mind!" Bridge is stimulating and challenging and provides the ideal setting for socializing and making new friends. You will be playing bridge right from the first lesson. Learning bridge is a 12 weeks course broken up into tow sessions-Beginners & Basic Foundation. Classes will be held at Ami Bridge, 340 East Maple Avenue, Suite 102, Langhorne, PA
BASIC FOUNDATION DUPLICATE BRIDGE RCEGN 5014 CA & CA$
CA4/ 6 Wed, 7/25 - 8/29 4 - 6 pm
9:30 - 11:30 am
Intermediate Duplicate Bridge is designed for players looking to practice bridge and improve their games. Not designed for the absolute beginner but for the intermediate or improving player. This course gives basic introduction to the standard bidding conventions used on bridge websites as well as duplicate clubs. Classes will be held at Ami Bridge, 340 East Maple Avenue, Suite 102, Langhorne, PA.