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9:00 AM


101     ZUMBA GOLD WITH RO - EXERCIZE IN DISGUIZE: Join Rochelle Lawandales and find your happy place as you dance your way to fitness, having fun, staying healthy while not even realizing you are  exercising!  This class is designed for everyone, but primarily those new to Zumba, returning to or starting an exercise program – or just wanting to shake it!  Designed for “older” folks – this class will have you smiling and shaking. 


102     FLORIDA GARDENING:  This semester, we will get ready for spring.  Florida is the first state to get to see the new seeds for the year.  Companies are happy to present colorful and rare introductions for our gardening pleasure.  If you are a seed catalog recipient, you may see them over the winter break.  We will focus on garden landscapes this semester. Garden problems and questions are always welcome.  Come join the conversation with Master Gardener, Jane Mandeville.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!


103     MAGIC FOR EVERYONE:  Tom Sanders is again teaching this class for both beginners and the experienced.  The class is aimed at anyone interested in entertaining grandchildren and family. The course will cover magic with cards, ropes, coins and other everyday items.  Tom introduces new “tricks” each session, so you “old timers” can learn something new.  Please bring a deck of “new” cards to the first class.


104     BASICS OF PERSONAL FINANCE:  This course is designed for those new to investing who would like to more deeply understand some concepts related to budgeting, investing and planning.  Rusty Stuart, financial advisor for Edward Jones, will explore areas many retirees utilize but would like to know more about.  His eight-week lesson plan is as follows: 


JAN 9             Rules of the Road

JAN 16           Ready or Not? Preparing for the Unexpected

JAN 23           Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts

JAN 30           Preparing Your Estate Plan with Attorney Scott Dixon

FEB 6             Focus on Fixed Income

FEB 13           What Happens After the Paycheck Stops

FEB 20           An Investors Tour of Mutual Funds 

FEB 27           Tax Free Investing

105      THE OLD TESTAMENT - Seeing Jesus Through the Lens of the Old Testament:  Most of us spend the majority of our Bible reading time in the New Testament and for good reason.  If you want to know about Christianity, reading the words of Jesus is certainly a solid place to start.  When it comes to the Old Testament, many Christians shy away from it, or look only at a few well-known sections.  To us in the 21st Century, much of the Old Testament seems obscure, difficult and frankly boring.  We struggle with the complex history, the diverse cultures, and the theological content contained with the Old Testament.  The result is often a neglect of the Old Testament.  Let’s fix that!  Join Rev. Todd Schmidtetter of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church as he guides you through the Old Testament looking at the major themes and events that shape the Christian understanding of God, ourselves, and the world around us.   


106      FIGURATIVE ARTISTS: Join Suza Talbot’s class as we examine four figurative artists.  The perspective will be both literary and visual.  This classical exercise referred to as Ecphrasis is an approach and process used by writers to use the visual arts as a stimulant to write.  The four fantastic figurative artists are: Lucien Freud (Brit), Balthus (Fr), and two German Expressionist Artists: Oskar Kokoschka (Austria) and Edvard Munch (Nor), which influenced the development of art down through the ages to the present day.  Materials will be supplied.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!


10:00 AM


201      SCIENCE IN YOUR LIFE:  Tom Sanders will lead this course that explores the physics of everyday events and is both informative and fun.  It will lead us to a deeper understanding of the universe.  It’s more than a course in physics, and more than a laundry list of "how things work!" In fact, it combines the two, offering a back-and-forth interplay between everyday applications of physics and the concepts needed to understand them.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!


202     CLASSIC NOVELS - Meeting the challenge of great literature:  This course is not only a history of the novel, but also a look at the social, emotional and, artistic power of some famous novels. Some of the novels to be covered are: Moll Flanders, Tristan Shandy, Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick, and Bleak House. Leslie Johansen hopes that her “faithful” students will continue on this phase of their journey with her.


203      CREATIVE WRITING:  Stephanie Andrews returns with her fascinating session on how to improve your writing skills.  Stephanie is more than qualified to lead this class.  She has been past president of Seaside Poets, author of first published book, “Memories of Wine & Poetry,”scriptwriter-cast Pigeons Picasso, Associate-John Campbell School, Associate-Atlantic Center for the Arts, and other literary activities.  Join her class to partner with other writers, stretch, search, and solve the reason of words.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!

204      REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA - a.k.a. Gun Control:  Lecturers from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University will provide us with the best available science and insights from top scholars across the country addressing the most effective way to reduce gun violence in our homes, schools, and communities. Joel Sturman will facilitate this course.  Through this course, you will learn how to:

1.       Appreciate the scope of gun violence and the importance of considering the issue across a variety of contexts.

2.       Describe the role of law and policy in addressing gun violence at the federal, state, and local levels.

3.       Compare the effectiveness of gun violence policies and highlight the importance of changing the way we talk about gun violence. 

4.       Describe state standards for civilian gun carrying and use and how those standards affect crime and violence. 

5.       Describe how firearm design is regulated, the effective and just enforcement of firearm laws, and strategies for reducing police-involved shootings.

6.       Identify and explain evidence-based programs to reduce gun violence and understand public opinion on gun policy.



205      BUCKET LIST TRAVEL:   Exotic international and domestic vacations have eluded most of us from completing our travel portfolios. There is a travel trend toward experiential travel.  Fill your life with experiences and not things.  Have stories to tell more than stuff to show.  We will explore journeys from local to around the world by air, ship, motor coach or rail. If you want to request a specific topic or receive a syllabus, you can email your instructor, Lee Rosenkranz, CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) at travelinman920@aol.com or call 321-259-6300.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!


206     WHAT’S FOR DINNER?:  Do you want to eat healthy meals, but find cooking at home too time consuming?  Are you overwhelmed by the amount of food in most recipes?  Would you like to prepare a variety of meals from ingredients in your own pantry?  Then Cindy Dain, a.k.a. One Amazing Carrot can provide strategies and ideas to help you cook healthful meals for one, in a culture of two.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!

11: 00 AM


301     WHAT IN THE WORLD:  Robin Cramp has traveled extensively throughout the world and lived overseas giving him a deep insight on how the U.S. is viewed by our friends and foes.  His weekly sessions cover current events, and surveys the geographical limitations, political upheavals and economic struggles of these areas.  Robin’s abounding professionalism and his enchanting British delivery causes this class to fill up rapidly.  Even if you do not take this course, see Robin and sign up for his monthly newsletter on current world affairs.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!


302      THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION:   This course is a continuation of study of the science behind meditation as the path to well-being. Some topics to be covered are: Solitude, Sadness, and Transforming Chronic Pain.  Each class will end with various forms of meditation practice.  Come and join Leslie Johansen as we explore this fascinating practice.


303     INTRODUCTION TO THE SPANISH LANGUAGE:  Señora Isabel Ochoa-Youssef will introduce us to easy Spanish phases and sayings in this session.  If you are new to this language, this is the session for you. Basic terms such as days, time, counting, food, and travels are a few of the topics Isabel will cover.  Isabel suggests you may want to purchase Spanish Made Simple.  Some copies are available for purchase in class. Isabel will be continuing from the last term and begin on Lesson 6 which is a review and intro of vocabulary words for Chapters 1 through 5.  New students will be expected to catch up from the beginning.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!


304     KNITTING:  Come enjoy some conversation while knitting or crocheting.  We will also try to throw in some new techniques such as making cables, adding beads or felting.  Join Shannon Miller for this hour of fun while learning something new.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!


305    NEW TESTAMENT BIBLICAL HISTORY:  The New Testament Biblical History lecture series analyzes the evolution of manuscripts written by men who held conflicting opinions of who Christ was. This will not be a theological discussion of biblical material.  Lectures will go into detail on what, when, why and by whom the manuscripts were written, why some were accepted as canon and others rejected, and their impact on Christianity.  The battles over what were deemed worthy of inclusion as Canon were complex and contentious as the basic concepts of Christianity slowly evolved over a period of almost 600 years.  The entire lecture series consists of 36 lectures derived from two separate series of lectures, one on Lost Christianities, the other the Making of the New Testament Canon.  Each lecture will consist of a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a half-hour video presentation by distinguished Professor Bart Ehrman of the University of North Carolina.  Both series of videos narrated by Professor Ehrman were acquired from The Great Courses.  Edward von Koenigseck will be presenting the lecture series. This eight-lecture term starts with Lecture 29 and ends with the last, 36th lecture of the series. However, all new attendees are welcomed and can benefit from the information provided in spite of having missed any or all of the previous 28 lectures.


306      INTRODUCTION TO THE UKULELE (Ukulele I):  Ever want to learn to play a musical instrument such as a piano or guitar, but without much luck?  Then the ukulele may be for you.  Phil Gerace, your instructor for this class, will focus on those with little to no experience playing the ukulele.  The course will include an introduction to ukulele history, playing fundamentals including basic chords, strumming, fretting techniques, and even on day one -- an easy song or two. The class will also cover guidelines on the purchase, care, tuning, and storing of your uke and includes free chords charts, tutorials, and song sheets.  Bring your own uke, borrow one, or visit Balsa Bill’s Surf shop on A1A in Satellite Beach who has a supply of beginner’s ukes.  Mention the Shepherd Center and receive 10% off the purchase price! Your class leader is Phil Gerace, a lifelong fan of the ukulele who will bring in several examples of different styles and size ukes from his personal collection for you to see and try.  


307      STRETCH, STRENGTHEN, AND DE-STRESS:  This multifaceted stretch and strengthening class is excellent for increasing joint mobility and muscle flexibility while building strength, stamina, balance and improving posture. You’ll be guided through a variety of exercises (both seated and standing), some using bands and light hand weights. The core strengthening component will focus on the principles of Pilates and many of the stretching exercises will be based on yoga poses. The class will end with a deep relaxation/meditation to promote mindfulness and reduce stress.  Bring a pair of weights (1- 3 lbs.). (If you are new to weight training, you can use water bottles or soup cans until your strength increases).  The class will be led by Sylvia Emmons MA, RN. Exercise Physiologist, certified Personal Trainer, certified Yoga Teacher and certified Pilates Instructor.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!

12:00 NOON


401     BEACHSIDE BOOK CLUB:  Jan Case moderates this group and invites new members to join all the veterans for a fascinating hour.  The group has selected the following contemporary books for the fall term:


WINTER 2020:


JAN 9                  The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

JAN 16                Poetry with Stephanie Andrews

JAN 23                The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

JAN 30                Luncheon

FEB 6                  The Library Book by Susan Orleans (nonfiction)                            

FEB 13                The Au Pair by Emma Rous

FEB 20                Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

FEB 27                Luncheon


402     CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH:  Señora Isabel Ochoa-Youssef will offer, through the use of various modalities such as talking, reading and writing, experiences that will help you master and speak basic and intermediate Latin-American Spanish.  Spanish has become the second language of many Americans especially here in Florida.  Some knowledge is almost mandatory in south Florida.  You have an opportunity to learn from a native of this language.  Isabel suggests purchasing Spanish Made Simple.  This term, the class will pick up at Lesson 32 with a review and introduction of vocabulary words for Chapters 28 to 31.  New enrollees are responsible for “catching up” to this point.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!

403      ENNEAGRAM OF PERSONALITY TYPES:  The Enneagram of Personality Types is a modern synthesis of a number of ancient wisdom traditions containing components from mystical Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, and ancient Greek philosophy.  Stemming from the Greek words ennea(nine) and grammos(a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct personality types for relating to the self, others and the world.   Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview.  Study of the Enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path of self-knowledge and in relationships. Join Marty Berry and Debra Bara as they enlighten you about hidden traits about yourself.


404      SIMPLIFIED TAI CHI:  This short course in moving mindful meditation will give participants a complete tai chi routine to practice.  Gentle but challenging online video support makes learning as easy as possible.  Improve balance, reduce stress, and better respiration, tai chi is smart and safe exercise for even challenged joints.  Led by ShiFu Lea Williamson, certified tai chi instructor for over 10 years, and founder of BeachsideQigong.com.  THIS CLASS IS CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!

405      PHILOSOPHY OF HUMOR II:  Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor by Professor Steven Gimbel of Gettysburg College.  In the last decade, the philosophy of humor has become a recognized subfield of the academic discipline of philosophy.  The middle section of the course is dedicated to what philosophers call humor theory.  The foundational questions for this section include:  What is humor?  What makes a joke a joke?  Is it possible to determine parameters that make a given utterance an act of humor?  These lectures look at the work of philosophers, both ancient and contemporary, and examines different philosophical accounts of humor.  Robert Wooten will moderate the presentation of the second section of these lectures from The Great Courses.  Topics in this section include: Theories of Humor; Superiority Theory; Inferiority Theory; Play Theory; Relief Theory; Incongruity Theory; Cleverness Theory; and Humor Theory Revisited.


406      INTERMEDIATE UKULELE (Ukulele 2):  While the Ukulele 1 class is for beginners and focuses on the mechanics of playing, the Level 2 course immediately following it puts those new skills to further use by refining playing techniques and developing more advanced skills in keeping with the classes’ ability level. This class is intended for players who have a firm grasp of fundamentals and are already comfortable playing in a group. The instructors, Tom Kirk and Linda Paul will focus on increasing essential playing skills such as new strumming patterns and tempos.  The advancing beginner will play songs with more and more difficult chord structures with players who may be more advanced.  They may also be exposed to instruments of greater quality that often accompany increased skill levels. 

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