History + Special Interest
Explore new hobbies, ancient peoples, tales of the past and insights of the future!
DIY HOME IMPROVEMENT & EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN RCEGN 6966 C01
3/14/18 - 4/11/18 7-9pm
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.
FLY FISHING BEGINNER COURSE RCEGN 6408 C01
Lake Galena 2 Wed, 3/28/18 - 4/4/18
Saturday 4/7/18 7 - 8:30 pm
10 am - 3 pm
Learn Fly Fishing Basics, what equipment, and gear is needed to catch fish, read the water, and basic casting. Course will cover what fly rod and reels to purchase, flies, knots, and leaders, places to go and fly casting at Lake Galena (PA fishing license is needed)
The instructor is Jerry Coviello, a life member of Fly Fishers International and the Chairman of the Fly Tying Group of the FFI, Fly Tying Field Editor for the FFI Fly Fishers Magazine, and a Dyna-King Pro Member. Jerry has taught fly tying and fishing for over 30 years and has run workshops for the International Fly Fishing Fair in Livingston Montana and the International Fly Tying Symposium.
FLY TYING FOR BEGINNERS COURSE RCEGN 6409 C01
2/22/18 - 4/5/18 7:30 - 9:15 pm
This is a Seven-Week course designed to teach a beginner student how to tie flies that catch fish, proper fly tying proportions and the basic use of the fly tying tools. These patterns are the building block for fly tying. After the class, a student will be able to find a recipe and tie almost any fly pattern. The course includes a Full Color Fly Tying Manual. First Class will go over tools and materials.
Instructor is Jerry Coviello a life member of Fly Fishers International and the Chairman of the Fly Tying Group of the FFI, Fly Tying Field Editor for the FFI Fly Fishers Magazine, and a Dyna-King Pro Member. Jerry has taught fly tying and fishing for over 30 years and has run workshops for the International Fly Fishing Fair in Livingston Montana and the International Fly Tying Symposium.
HIKING IS FUN! RCEGN 6325 CA1
Learn how to get the most out of this inexpensive hobby. While hiking, we’ll cover equipment, environmental concerns, safety, pace, trail etiquette, local hiking clubs, and where the trails are. Priscilla is a 20-year hike leader with the Appalachian Mountain Club and is writing a book on hiking.
Meet at 10 a.m. at Tyler State Park at Fisherman’s Parking lot, across the road from 1440 Newtown-Richboro Road (Spring Garden Mill/Langhorne Players). Wear sturdy hiking sneakers or boots; bring water and snacks. Rain or shine.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY RCEGN 8812 C01
3/7/18 - 4/25/18 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.
**plus $13 book fee
COSMOS: SPACE SCIENCE FOR THE CURIOUS RCEGN 8862 C01
2/20/18 - 4/17/18
(no class 3/27/18) 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The stars beckon to those who share a curiosity about our planet and the wondrous universe within which we exist. Join us for an inquiry-based discussion on planets, stars, astronomy, cosmology and a variety of Earth and space sciences. We will take a deep look up at the night sky and try to make sense of what you see. This overview class is for those who wonder about our solar system, our galaxy and beyond, and the current developments in space exploration that expand our understanding of the universe and our place in it.
CLOUDS BEFORE THE STORM: THE COMING CIVIL WAR RCEGN 2131 CPV1
3/8/18 - 4/12/18 3:30 - 5:30 pm
This course will explore the regional and national issues leading up to the Civil War and the personalities who played roles in the opening phases of the Civil War.
**Courses at Pennswood Village are open and not limited to Pennswood Village residents
JAMES COLONY: THE BURIED TRUTH RCEGN 2129 CO1
3/8/18 - 3/29/18 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Jamestown, Was it a tragedy or triumph? What was life really like for the European travelers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? This class, will dispel the myth and explore the truth behind the birthplace of the United States, through the examination of the archaeological evidence. This includes the startling 2012 discovery of Jane. Furthermore, we will explore the vibrant culture of the Powhatan, the indigenous people of Virginia.
FORENSICS: ALL THAT REMAINS (CSI INVESTIGATIONS) RCEGN 2130 C01
4/5/18 - 4/26/18 6:30-8:30pm
Dead men do tell tales! Fingerprints. Bone fragments. DNA analysis. This class uncovers the fascinating world of forensic anthropology or Crime scene investigation. CSI creates an understanding of how a crime, was committed through the collection of evidence. We will start with how remains are discovered and data is recorded and preserve and follow evidence trails to aid law enforcement, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.
MUSIC, ART & LITERATURE OF THE EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE RCEGN 8708 CPV1
3/24/18 - 4/7/18 10am-12pm
THE BEGINNING OF THE MODERN AGE
This multidisciplinary course will examine the historical period of European intellectualism commonly referred to as the Renaissance. Special attention will be given to the art, architecture, music, and literature of Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and England. Participants will enjoy a multimedia experience: see the art, listen to the music, and hear the literature.
*Courses at Pennswood Village are open and not limited to Pennswood Village
FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE RCEGN 8127 CPV1
2/1/18 - 3/1/18 10 am - 12 pm
The main focus of the course will first consider the Pax Romana beginning at the time of the first Emperor up to the 3rd century AD and the reasons for the success of the Roman Empire. Then the course will study the fall of the Roman Empire from the 3rd Century through the end of the Fifth Century AD, considering all of the factors which caused the Western Roman Empire to fail.
*Courses at Pennswood Village are open and not limited to Pennswood Village
FREEING YOUR VOICE RCEGN 8553 C01
3/7/18 - 3/28/18 7-9pm
Have you ever wanted to speak with more expression, authority, clarity and strength to captivate your audience? Linklater Voice provides a clear method by which anyone—from a professional actor to a business communicator to an everyday speaker—can understand and improve his or her voice. We use our voices all day long: in the home, the workplace, outdoors, for fun and for profit. The voice is deeply personal and Linklater workshops reconnect you with your desire to communicate while restoring your voice to its full expressive capacity. The human voice has three to four octaves of sounds that can accurately reveal thoughts, emotions, impulses and ideas— Linklater Voice offers the power and pleasure of voice consciousness.
Susanne Sulby is an established film and theatrical actor, designated Linklater voice instructor, dialect coach and voiceover artist. (She has taught at Univ. of the Arts, and major theater companies in the Philadelphia area over the past 20 years.)
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