Online registration begins Monday, August 14th and will run through Thursday, August 31st.
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One-Hour Morning Classes
Course # 100 Aerobics – Low Impact
Calling both men and women! Come exercise in a spacious room which enables the body to move with the music. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a small towel.
Instructor: Montyne Atkinson (770-429-8881) Class size (30)
Course # 101 Baseball From WWII to Today
The basic objective of the course is to discuss the history of Major League Base-ball since WWII. We will focus on key elements that have impacted the game over the last 70 years based upon the Instructors knowledge and research on the critical events which shape the game today.
Instructor: Steve Berman Class size (20)
Course # 102 Calligraphy
Hear the compliments when you apply calligraphy to notes, cards and envelopes. It’s easy and fun, too. Good penmanship is not a prerequisite! A $10.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Instructor: Mary Lea Heroux Class size (10)
Course # 103 Comparative Religion
This comparative religion class is concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices of the world’s major religions. In general the comparative study of religion yields a deeper understanding of the fundamental philosophical concerns of religion such as ethics, metaphysics, and the nature and form of salvation. The study of such material is meant to give the individual a richer and more sophisticated understanding of human beliefs and practices regarding the sacred, spiritual and divine.
Instructor: Joel Smith Class size (30)
Course # 104 Creative Bible Journaling
Join us as we explore an exciting way to connect to the scriptures! We will be us-ing lots of techniques, art media, and ephemera to express our understanding of, and joy in, God’s Word. No experience needed. Come ready to share ideas and to let your creative juices flow!! A $10 materials fee will be collected on the first day of class.
Instructor: Debbie Greening Class size (10)
Course # 105 Current Events
Do you have an opinion concerning what is going on in the world around you? Would you be willing to share with other people who may agree or disagree with you in a collegial environment? Then you would enjoy the session on “Current Events”. You can bring virtually any issue to the session and the folks there will listen and share their opinions. This is a place where controversial issues are discussed in a civil manner. Come and join in.
Instructor: Howard Fields Class size (35)
Course # 106 Examining Our Funny Bone with Dr. Mark
Together we examine the positive effects that humor and LOL (laughter) have on our lives. Through humorous discussions, vintage film clips, and interactive activities we will explore the history, psychology and physical, mental and social benefits of humor. We’ll learn how to use humor to enhance and reframe our sense of humor about retirement, aging, being grandparents and more.
Instructor: Dr. Mark Levine Class size (25)
Course # 107 Line Dance -Improver
* Rm #FLH
Students need to know basic line dance steps and step terminology. Leather sole shoes recommended for best movement.
Instructors: Nancy & Kent Morgan Class size (20)
Course # 108 Mind, Body, Spirit Connection
* Rm #259
Does how you think or feel affect your physical health? Can the food you eat hinder or help how you feel? How do you handle STRESS? Are you managing your time or is time managing you? There is inter-connectivity within us that this class will explore. Your body, mind & spirit have a unique ability to heal and move toward wholeness/wellness. Dr. Tinsley will provide practical applications to help you make your connections of Mind, Body & Spirit.
Instructor: Dr. Justin Tinsley, DC Class size (20)
Course # 109 Mysteries
History of the mysteries and famous mystery writers. Some items to be discussed are Poe, Doyle and R. Austin Freeman.
Instructor: Charles Johnson Class size (60)
Course # 110 Reflections on Elections
The class will review the establishment of the United States presidency. In eight weeks we will discuss the debate that resulted in our current governmental structure and a number of the more interesting and consequential elections. Personalities and historical events will culminate in a look at “When Presidents Lie” and “Consequential Elections”. This is not a current events class. All elections dis-cussed are pre-1990.
Instructor: Quentin Thomas Class size (40)
Course # 111 Savvy Seniors
A variety of topics by different presenters each week, this class will have something of interest for everyone.
Instructor: Barbara Key Class size (40)
Course # 112 The Play’s the Thing
Enjoy an experience with play reading and analysis. Students will read a selection of one-act plays aloud, then discuss them. Let’s see if understanding plays might lead to understandings of our own. The text is an anthology provided at the first class for $2 each (cash please).
Instructors: Richard Tyre & Beth Hudson Class size (12)
One-Hour Morning Classes 10:45-11:45
Course # 200 Beginning Line Dance
This class is a great aerobic workout to music. Come and learn basic line dance steps to a variety of music. This is a fun class for men and women.
Instructors: Jessica Townley & Linda Loud Class size (24)
Course # 201 Book Review & Discussion w/CCPLS
Each week a different member of the Cobb County Library staff will discuss book topics such as fiction, history, inspiration, travel and more–suggesting several books to read. This is an opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn of books to enhance your experience.
Instructor: Jonathan McKeown Class size (17)
Course # 202 Creative Cards
Come enjoy and have fun making some homemade A class fee of $20 will be collected the first class.
Instructor: Carolyn Creager & Sue Patterson Class size (10)
Course # 203 Cribbage for Beginners
Cribbage, an old English game gaining popularity via civilian pond hoppers and the US Navy, involves a scoring board and one deck of cards. We will start with 2 play-er games and work our way to multi-player tables. It’s different, not difficult, and a light-hearted attitude is all that’s needed.
Instructor: Jan Saul Class size (12)
Course # 204 Events & Interesting People in American History
We will consider several historical events that impacted on our country and the contributions (or oddities) of a number of people who did some rather interesting things. This will be an informal class in which students will have opportunity to make comments and ask questions.
Instructor: John Evans Class size (60)
Course # 205 Financial Life Transitions
Retirement, widowhood, selling a business or just empty nesting. Making smart tax and financial decisions before, during and after a transition. Avoid the com-mon financial mistakes and take advantage of the opportunity afforded during change. 35+ years of experience brings great perspective on these topics. Focus is on tax planning, income and control.
Instructors: Randy & Nic Yeomans Class size (25)
Course # 206 “Funny” Bone
To, Too, Two, 2
This is the perfect anti-aging remedy that makes you want to learn more about how much humor and laughter (LOL) enhances our Sense of Humor in our senior years. With the help of our favorite comedians and funny stories and situations we’ll laugh away any anxiety about aging and learn how to appreciate the humor in our lives.
Instructor: Dr. Mark Levine Class size (20)
Course # 207 Game-Changers (History & Folk Music)
Stories of people and events that changed the course of our history. These classes include the stories of these “Game-Changers”: The Erie Canal, “Westward Ho”, Andrew Jackson (hero or villain), Kit Carson, John Wesley Powell, “Three Ladies”, “The Dust Bowl” and Abigail Adams (founding Mother). Each program includes folk music & guitar.
Instructor: Brandt Ross Class size (40)
Course # 208 Investing 101
When it comes to Investing – what you DON”T know can make you scared or act in a harmful way – what you THINK you know could cause you to buy or sell the wrong thing or at the wrong time – and what you NEED to know is hard to learn. In this class we will explore INVESTING and turn the tables on how you think, act and give you information and dispel myths about certain investment vehicles.
Instructor: John Picardi Class size (15)
Course # 209 Living Naturally with Aromatherapy
Fun, fast paced, interactive and hands on class! I want to empower you to make your own decisions for your health! The first time you experience an essential oil, you’ll get a waft of the pleasant aroma inside. But make no mistake. It’s more than just a nice scent. The effects of these fragrances and molecules go even deeper — all the way to your bloodstream and your limbic system. You will make everything from Potpourri to Toe Nail support using essential oils in this class. A $25 class supply fee is due on the first day of class to the Instructor.
Instructor: Linda Oviatt Class size (30)
Course # 210 Spirits of the Great American West
This class offers American history as you always hoped it would be taught. The setting is the American movement west of the Mississippi. The first session describes the original migration into North America followed by seven weeks looking at the winning of the west. Filled with “notable” and lesser known characters and stories the Spirits of the American west will come alive once again. This is a class often repeated as the approach, characters, and stories vary from class to class.
Instructor: Quentin Thomas Class size (40)
Course # 211 Strength Training & Balance
All fitness levels are welcome. Improve your quality of life. This class is designed specifically for seniors and can improve strength and balance as well as increase bone density. You will learn the proper technique to perform these exercises. It’s never too late to build muscle! Bring your own weights (3 to 8 lbs.) to class.
Instructor: Theresa Kalven Class size (35)
Course # 212 What No One Ever Told Me! A Senior Aging Series
In this eight part series, a panel of experts from different senior industries will dis-cuss the often misunderstood information most professionals aren’t telling you. The aging process can be undeniably complex in ways that you and your family never expected. There are difficult decisions to be made, legal documents to be put into place, and of course dealing with the unknown if an accident occurs. This Senior Aging Series will alleviate many questions and concerns that are associated with the process of getting older.
Instructor: Keith Nabb Class size (30)
Course # 213 Writer’s Workshop
This class is for anyone sincerely interested in and/or actively engaged in writing. Subject matter could be memoir, family history, fiction (any genre or length), es-say, commentary, etc. The class will focus on techniques helpful to all forms of writing. Josh Langston, a bestselling novelist and freelance editor, will lead the group and offer tips, techniques and feedback. Students are encouraged to share their work and discover ways to improve it.
Instructor: Josh Langston Class size (24)
Course # 214 Writing Your Life Story
Leave a lasting legacy for your grandchildren and future generations. Your life story will reflect your struggles and hardships in early America, especially during the Depression, perhaps the Dust Bowl, and WWII. Your written legacy will live for generations beyond your lifetime. Not only will it be interesting and informative “history”, it will be treasured by your family.
Instructor: Lloyd Blackwell Class size (18)
Two-Hour Morning Classes 9:30-11:30
Course # 300 Art of Fiction
This class will read and discuss two of William Faulkner’s classic novels, Light in August and Absalom, Absalom! These novels are essential texts for American literature, and while not as technically innovative (or difficult) as other canonical Faulkner works, many regard them as his pinnacle achievements for the depth and unique perspectives he brings to bear on issues of race and cultural heritage distinctive for the American South. Lively class discussions are sure to break out, as always! Come and share in the fun of reading great books.
Instructor: Jeff Plowman Class size (30)
Course # 301 Basket Weaving
We welcome all who are interested in exploring the art of Basket Weaving: Simple projects for beginners, more advanced options for those with experience; and you are also welcome to bring your own projects and enjoy the comradery of our class! Cost per project payable to the instructor.
Instructors: Sharon Bohart & Jane Jackson Class size (10)
Course # 302 Beginning Acrylic Painting
This class is acrylic painting instruction for beginners. No previous experience necessary and recommended supply list will be provided prior to beginning of class. Students MAY NOT take A.M. and P.M. acrylic classes in the same session.
Instructors: Joan Rockwell, Kate Posey & Carolyn Wailes Class size (14)
Course # 303 Beginning Bridge
This class is for beginners and those who would like to catch up with how Bridge has evolved. Basics and bidding-above all we will have fun! A $2.50 fee for materials will be collected at first class.
Instructors: Dennis Hajek & Jimmie Burrell Class size (28)
Course # 304 Chair Caning
You will learn how to cane your chair or stool. The project should be cleaned and ready to cane in either herringbone or French cane method. Pay instructor for supplies. Call instructor with questions.
Herklotz 770-434-5383; Jarman 770-424-1198.
Instructors: Elaine & Richard Herklotz, & Susan Jarman Class size (12)
Course # 305 Computers+ Windows10+ Internet+ Apps+ Security
Win 10 – creates a new version every 6 Months: November & April. We cover all the latest additions and changes. New functions, configuration options, maintenance & apps. Internet, Network & WiFi setup, configuration, security Internet browser (Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Opera) secrets, Online banking, Online data & photo storage. Data storage options. Backup procedures. Disaster recovery. Free Office Suites, utilities, tools, apps & programs available.
Non-structured class starts at 9:30 am. Discussion group & individual help starts at 9 AM and continues after class.
Instructor: Kent Raymond Class size (18)
Course # 306 Knitting & Crochet
New and experienced knitters and crocheters welcome. Come join our group to complete a project or start a new one. Get help with a difficult technique or learn new ones. If you don’t knit or crochet but want to learn, we can teach you the basics.
Instructors: Nelda Langoussis & Chris Poole Class size (16)
Course # 307 Needle Arts AM
Bring your own project to work on. We all have projects we have not finished. This class provides a time to work on your own but in a fun, helping atmosphere. Embroidery, counted cross stitch, and any other needle art you know how to do. Not a class for intensive or detailed instruction.
Instructors: Kathy Cooper & Mary Troschak Class size (10)
Course # 308 Stained Glass—Lead Came Method
Learn the lead came method of doing stained glass. Hands on training. You MUST have taken the copper foil method to take this class. A $20 supply fee is due on the first day of class, paid to the instructor. The lead came will be avail-able to purchase at cost. For more information call the instructor at (770) 401-4026. Students MAY NOT take both stained glass classes in the same session. Instructors: Norman Marinoff & Warren Stang Class size (8)
One-Hour Afternoon Classes 1:00-2:00
Course # 400 Big History
The big picture, really big picture. From The Big Bang to The Final Blackout. The origin of the universe, the formation of the Solar System, the beginnings of life, dinosaurs, saber-tooth cats and human beings. Early civilizations, explorations, industrial revolutions. Major leaders good and bad, Caesar, Napoleon, Trump. What science projects will happen in the future. Sun goes nova, galaxies colliding, entropy. History on a big scale. Really big. Huge. Ginormous. And did we mention dinosaurs?
Instructor: Jack Le Moine Class size (60)
Course # 401 Calligraphy Workshop
If you’ve taken Calligraphy and love it, but don’t have the time to practice…this is the class for you!!! Bring your pens, sample scripts, erasers, etc. We will endeavor to enhance our skills learned in Course #101– Calligraphy (a pre-requisite for Calligraphy Workshop). No new instructions will be offered, just time to practice. A supply fee of $5 (for tablets) payable on the first day of class.
Instructor: Mary Lea Heroux Class size (10)
Course # 402 Famous Crimes
An examination of famous (notorious, widely publicized, etc..) crimes of the last 2500 years. Some cases considered will be contemporary, such as the Menendez brothers, and other historical, such as World War II spies. A few may be famous court cases, such as Mary Astor’s Purple Diaries.
Instructor: Charles Johnson Class size (30)
Course # 403 Genealogy
Looking for your families roots/history? In this class you will learn the tools to research your families genealogy. You’ll learn about forms, websites and resources to conduct your research.
Instructors: Robert & Sally Hatfield Class size (20)
Course # 404 Healthy Topics Book Series
Each week Barbara, a Registered Dietitian, will provide a book review on a recently published book on nutrition or healthy aging. Even if you have taken a class with Barbara before, she continually updates the course material. You are not required to read or buy the books discussed. Great information and handouts for anyone who wants to stay young.
Instructor: Barbara Woodhouse, RD, LD Class size (20)
Course # 405 Introduction to Anthropology
Humans-one of the most fascinating objects of study. Come see how anthropologists have approached the study of humans.
Instructor: Betty Smith Class size (25)
Course # 406 Retirement Income:
Using Basic Tax & Investment Strategies
Learn how your retirement accounts (401k, IRA, 403b, Annuities, etc.) may last through retirement and possibly for more than one generation. Under-stand how to use other retirement income planning techniques to increase your cash flow and reduce taxes. Discover your options and how the right timing in applying for your Social Security benefits could significantly improve your overall income in retirement. In this class you will learn the questions to ask, how to overcome obstacles and leave with a to-do list to get you headed in the right direction.
Instructors: Nic & Randy Yeomans Class size (30)
Course # 406 Yoga for Joint Health
This gentle class introduces basic yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation methods at a slower pace and in a safe environment. Learn about your muscles, bones and joints as you move, stretch and strengthen your body. Modifications for poses offered. All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat.
Instructor: Linda Spencer Class size (15)
Two-Hour Afternoon Classes 1:00-3:00
Course # 500 Advanced Chair Caning
Students should have done at least 3 herring bone or 2 French caned chairs. For French Cane, students will be working advanced patterns such as daisy, star of David, snowflake and plantation using mixed sizes of cane. For Herring bone, stu- dents will work diamond, X and non-standard patterns both regular (repeating), irregular repeating and nonrepeating patterns (i.e. tree-star-quilt, etc.) Pay instructor for supplies.
Instructors: Richard Herklotz & Susan Jarman Class size (6)
Course # 501 Basic Zen-Doodle
If you have ever doodled, you will love learning the basics of Zen-doodle (very similar to Zen-Tangle). An art form that opens your mind and relaxes your soul while creating unique pieces of art. There will be a $10 materials Fee payable to the Instructor on first day of class. An additional list of supplies will be emailed prior to class.
Instructor: Lilia Messer Class size (12)
Course # 502 Bridge for FUN
Knowledge of Bridge is necessary. Have fun playing. Cards and score pads are provided.
Instructors: Cathryn Reinoehl & Joan Ingraham Class size (48)
Course # 503 Card Stamping 101
Have you ever received a handmade card? Come learn how to make your own all occasion cards from “Get Well Wishes”, to “Thinking of You”, or “Happy Birth-day”. Each week we will make two cards. Supply fee of $20 will be collected by instructor on the first day of class.
Instructor: Linda Boisjolie & Sandy McClain Class size (20)
Course # 504 Forest Bathing: Part II
Gardening is a consistent interest by those who live longer according to stud-ies. And, the Japanese have become well known for their interest in spending time enjoying natural surroundings. This class will be devoted to visiting offsite gardens as we create smiles and lower blood pressure. Attendees should be able to stroll a comfortable mile or so on each site and also be prepared to miss an occasional morning class due to travel time.
Instructor: Doug Davis Class size (25)
Course # 505 Hand & Foot Canasta for Beginners
This class is designed for the beginner. Come and learn the difference between a “dirty or clean canasta” and what it takes to “meld”. This will be a good refresh-er session for those who haven’t played recently. All are welcome: men and women.
Instructors: Montyne Atkinson & Barbara Turriglio Class size (8)
Course # 506 Hand & Foot Canasta for FUN
This class is for experienced players to enjoy an afternoon playing and meeting other experienced players.
Instructors: Montyne Atkinson & Barbara Turriglio Class size (24)
Course # 507 Knitting without Needles– EXTENDED
Okay, you know how to make hats and scarves! Now let’s explore different stitch patterns and find some more challenging things to make. Students need to know basic loom knitting (how to knit & Purl, etc.) There may be a $5 supply fee. Prior students may want to brush up with You-Tube.
Call Bonnie with any questions 678-760-4198.
Instructors: Bonnie Anderson Class size (10)
Course # 508 Mexican Train Dominoes for ALL
A fun game played with dominoes and enjoyed by all ages. No memory work re-quired. No experience needed. Beginners through experienced players welcome. We use double 12 dominoes and follow written instructions.
Instructors: Virginia Wiley & Kay Simms Class size (30)
Course # 509 Needle Arts PM
*Rm # 306
Come join in with a fun group of needle workers. All needle and thread arts wel-come; knit, crochet, embroidery, applique, quilting, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Want to learn a new skill, we will help you.
Instructors: Nelda Langoussis & Mary Troschak Class size (15)
Course # 510 Pine Needle Basket Coiling: Beginners
New students will learn to coil long leaf pine needles into small baskets and bowls using basic techniques. Learn to prepare the pine needles, start and end a basket, and coil a basket using the split stitch. Beginner kit will be $20 due to instructor on the first day of class. Homework is necessary to learn this historic Native American craft. This class is limited to first-time students.
Instructors: Linda Prater & Della Boyd Class size (5)
Course # 511 Pine Needle Basket Coiling: Returning
Students with some experience coiling baskets will advance their technique by learning additional stitches such as swirling basic, V, fern, and ti and the use of alternate thread types. Learn to add beads and colorful wraps. Stretch your imagination to create an unlimited variety of baskets.
Instructors: Linda Prater & Della Boyd Class size (12)
Course # 512 Quilting Bee
Now is the time to get back to work on that quilt project you have in the back of the closet. Bring your own project and share in an old-fashioned “Quilting Bee” atmosphere.
Instructors: Sue Draney & Mardy Wooden Class size (10)
Course # 513 Silk Floral Arrangements
First class will demonstrate the mechanics of making floral arrangements. Handout sheets will be distributed for information and guidance. Each class will complete floral arrangement. Class fee of $20 payable to the instructor on first day of class. Supplies will be distributed on the first class day.
Instructors: Theresa Kalven & Brenda Horton Class size (10)
Course # 514 Stained Glass Copper Foil Method
Learn while making great gifts. 10% lecture, 90% hands on training. Beginners and novices get special attention, intermediates, advanced, and pros get help when required. $20 supply fee due on first day of class to instructor. For more information, call instructor at 770-795-9431. Students MAY NOT take both AM & PM classes in same session.
Instructors: JoAnne Scarbro & David Danko Class size (8)
Course # 515 Three French Painters: The Challenge to Create
Through simple art-making projects with varied media, and with visual presentations, the class explores the lives of 3 artists, including Paul Cezanne. We explore the elements defining the visual approach of each. In their time, their work was met with skeptical resistance. You may learn from these artists how to gain confidence in your own creative journey. Supply Fee of $25 is due to the Instructor on first day of class.
Instructor: Gayle Torres Class size (10)
Course # 516 Water Color—Beginner
Want to get your paint brushes wet? Come join us and lean Beginning Water Color. A list of supplies will be e-mailed before class.
Instructor: Roni Altschuler Class size (10)
Course # 517 Window Painting
Recycle old windows you have by painting on the glass and the wood to create art. It’s fun and easy to do! Supply list sent by email.
Instructor: Sue Ottosen Class size (8)