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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 Archaeology in Georgia
Archaeology in Georgia will span the prehistoric and early historic periods in Georgia’s fascinating story. We will cover the 12,000 BC to AD 1700 time range as we explore the changing cultural landscape of Georgia. Archaeological methods and theories discussed will further the students’ understanding of archaeology in general.
Instructor: Betty Smith Class size (30)
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 Cornerstones
A study of the personalities of the twelve apostles and why Jesus chose them.
Instructor: James Setser Class size (15)
Course # 104 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 # 105 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 (20)
Course # 106 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 common 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: Nic & Randy Yeomans 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 Reflections on Elections
This class will take a look at American presidential elections that have had consequential impact on American history. This is not a current events class! No elections within the past ten years will be discussed. Our election system which is often criticized is unique in the world but to date it has served the American people very well. However, the campaigns for those Electoral College votes provide a rich perspective on American politics that deserve to be reviewed. We will do that…
Instructor: Quentin Thomas Class size (40)
Course # 110 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)
One-Hour Morning Classes 10:45-11:45
Course # 200 Aromatherapy
The truth about Essential Oils!!! I know you are intrigued!!! Learn how to experience whole-life wellness at every age! Understanding how essential oils work can be a vital tool in realizing optimum health. Save money, boost your immune system and brain health! Join us! This class covers everything from the science behind them to using them in your everyday lives. Enjoy recipes for cooking, gardening, pet care, body care and beauty serums, pest control and even cleaning naturally!
Instructor: Linda Oviatt & Jamie Hester Class size (50)
Course # 201 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 (22)
Course # 202 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 (20)
Course # 203 Creative Cards
Come enjoy and have fun making some homemade A class fee of $20 will be collected the first class.
Instructor: Carolyn Creager Class size (10)
Course # 204 Creative Writing
Come find out how much fun you can have making stuff up! Best of all, you won’t even get in trouble for it. Josh Langston’s creative writing course will encourage and challenge writers of all skill levels to take their craft a little farther, to write a little better, and to enjoy the process. $10 textbook required.
Instructor: Josh Langston Class size (20)
Course # 205 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 # 206 Estate & Tax Strategies
The wealthy continue to get wealthier. What planning strategies are they putting into place that Middle America can implement today? Legal tax reduction strategies discussed, and tax landmines to avoid with retirement and estate plans. Avoid some of the most costly and common estate planning mistakes. Charitably inclined? How to benefit organizations you care about and reduce or eliminate the tax on Required Minimum Distributions out of IRA’s.
Instructors: Nic & Randy Yeomans Class size (30)
Course # 207 “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 # 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 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 # 210 Spring into Good Health
Do you want to live the longest and healthiest life possible? Each week, Barbara (a Registered Dietitian) will share information from some newly published books on nutrition and healthy aging. Great lessons for all of us who want to stay young!
Instructor: Barbara Woodhouse, RD, LD Class size (30)
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 The Civil War: An Informal Look
This course is NOT designed to “tell the stories of the war”. Instead, we will be covering the war and its strategies very briefly. We will spend time examining the impact this war has on the civilian population, national economy and racial structure. We will emphasize a number of “stories” by considering some little known events and people (characters) in an informal setting. There will be an opportunity to revisit what you know and to share stories and ask questions.
Instructor: John Evans Class size (50)
Course # 213 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 American novels, All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren, and The Plot Against America, by Phillip Roth. Both of these novels present fictional accounts of the impact of American populist sentiment and politi- cal power on our democratic politics and the personal lives of people both inside and outside immediate circles of power. These novels engage with history in uniquely literary ways, and each has been narrated in a way that fits its particular story. Come and explore! Lively class discussions are sure to break out!
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 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 # 304 Computer Help! Windows 10 & Internet
Installing, configuring, customizing, & maintaining the most popular computer operating system ever. Backup options & procedures, Disaster recovery, and much more. Windows & Internet– traps, tweaks, tips, advanced search, online banking, etc. Free tools, utilities, office suites, graphics apps, maintenance tools and more. Non-structured class starts at 9:30 am. Up close seated limited. Discussion group & individual help starts at 9 AM and continues after class.
Instructor: Kent Raymond Class size (18)
Course # 305 Intermediate Bridge
This class is the next step for beginning bridge players and for people returning to bridge. Above all, we will have fun.
Instructors: Dennis Hajek & Jimmie Burrell Class size (16)
Course # 306 iPhone Basics
The iPhone Basics Class will teach you the basic operation of your iPhone like how to enter contacts, take photos and videos, and search the internet. We will also cover the basics of Facebook from how to create a Facebook Page, share pictures, and comment on other people’s posts. Class requirement: You must have access to an iPhone and bring those devices to class. A $50 digital curriculum materials fee is payable to BlueHair Technology on the first day of class.
Instructors: BlueHair Technology Group, Malcolm Wills & Jane Ratliff Class size (20)
Course # 307 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.
Instructor: Peggy Link, Chris Poole & Nelda Langoussis Class size (20)
Course # 308 Needle Arts AM
Learn basic stitches for embroidery, cross stitch, counted cross stitch, and other needle arts. Bring your own project to work on.
Instructors: Kathy Cooper & Glee Capehart Class size (10)
Course # 309 Recreational Birding
Students will learn how to use binoculars and birding guides. There will be class- room and field instruction on how to locate and identify birds. Binoculars required (8×42 binoculars recommended, but not necessary). Course requirements: a pair of good walking shoes, PLUS the willingness to possibly miss an occasional later class as we will be making a few field trips away from FUMC.
Instructor: Pat Pepper Class size (20)
Course # 310 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 available 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)
Course # 311 The Great American Songbook
A course dealing with immortal popular American music from about 1910 to 1960. Great composers and lyricists such as Berlin, Kern, Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Arlen and Mercer will be considered. Very famous songs by composers with whom you may not be familiar, including Wilder, Warren, and Weill will also be discussed. Students born after 1950 will require special permission—just kidding!
Instructor: Russell Aiuto Class size (30)
One-Hour Afternoon Classes 1:00-2:00
Course # 400 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: Russell Aiuto Class size (40)
Course # 401 General Astronomy (preparation for the 2017 eclipse)
A development of our present view of the universe in non-mathematical terms.
Instructor: Lee Tucker Class size (40)
Course # 402 Qigong
Qigong has been used for centuries for overall health and wellbeing. In this class the student will learn a series of gentle flowing movements that will have a positive effect on all the joints of the body.
Instructor: Shahida Baig Class size (20)
Two-Hour Afternoon Classes 1:00-3:00
Course # 500 Acrylics for Experienced Painters
*Rm # 320
This class is devoted to assessment and critique of acrylic paintings. Students should have previous experience in the use of acrylics and knowledge of basic art principles. It is recommended that beginning students take the beginning acrylics class prior to signing up for this class.
Instructor: Wanda Heffelfinger Class size (12)
Course # 501 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 # 502 Android Smartphone Basics
This class will help with general navigation on your Android Smartphone. Topics covered include: adding contacts, sending text messages, making calls, taking photos and videos, downloading and managing apps, exploring the internet, using e-mail to communicate, and organization. A $50 digital curriculum materials fee is payable to BlueHair Technology on the first day of class.
Instructors: Dave Oblinger, Malcolm Wills & Jane Ratliff Class size (20)
Course # 503 Beginning 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 some material costs. A list of supplies will be emailed prior to class.
Instructor: Lilia Messer Class size (12)
Course # 504 Birdhouse Painting
In this unique class you will create a Birdhouse front and paint it with your choice of birds. Making a one of a kind art piece. A supply fee of $5.00 is payable to the Instructor on the first day of class.
Instructor: Sue Ottosen Class size (10)
Course # 505 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 # 506 Card Stamping
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 Birthday”. 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 # 507 Forest Bathing
Being out in Nature invokes a sense of serenity. The Japanese call it “forest bathing”. With clothes on, we’ll spend some time outside on campus and in local gardens appreciating the loveliness that only Georgia springtime can offer. While we’ll occasionally be inside as situations merit, please come prepared to walk a mile or so at a strolling pace (unless it storms). Note that meeting off site may mean you might need to forego a late morning class.
Instructor: Doug Davis Class size (25)
Course # 508 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 refresher session for those who haven’t played recently. All are welcome: men and women.
Instructors: Montyne Atkinson & Barbara Turriglio Class size (8)
Course # 509 Hand & Foot Canasta for FUN
*Rm # 253
This class is for experienced players to enjoy an afternoon playing and meeting other experienced players.
Instructors: Montyne Atkinson & Barbara Turriglio Class size (20)
Course # 510 Knitting without Needles
This ain’t your mama’s knitting! If needle knitting isn’t your cup of tea, try Loom Knitting! It’s fun, simple to learn, and easy on your hands. We’ll make a hat and scarf to start and proceed from there. Learn different stitches and color changing. Beginners will get special attention and returning students, help as needed and new projects. Supply fee of $5 will be payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Loom info and yarn needed will be discussed at that time. Call Bonnie with any questions 678-760-4198.
Instructors: Bonnie Anderson & Margarette Anderson Class size (12)
Course # 511 Mexican Train Dominoes for ALL
A fun game played with dominoes and enjoyed by all ages. No memory work required. 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 # 512 Needle Arts PM
Come join in with a fun group of needle workers. All needle and thread arts welcome; knit, crochet, embroidery, applique, quilting, etc. All levels of experience welcome. Want to learn a new skill, we will help you.
Instructors: Mary Troschak & Kathy Cooper Class size (15)
Course # 513 Pine Needle Basket Coiling
Beginners will learn to coil long leaf pine needles into small baskets and bowls, while others will advance their technique by learning additional stitches and how to add beads and colorful wraps. Beginner kit will be $20 due to instructor on the first day of class. Homework is necessary to learn this historic Native American craft.
Instructors: Linda Prater & Della Boyd Class size (16)
Course # 514 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: Faye George & Sue Draney Class size (10)
Course # 515 Silk Floral Design
Design silk arrangements, wreaths, swags, etc. of silk flowers and greens. Seasonal and holiday arrangements, unique gift items for Christmas and other holidays. A supply fee of $18 is payable to instructor on the first day of class. The first class to be demonstration and open discussion for items necessary for class.
Instructors: Theresa Kalven & Mary Ann Skolnick Class size (10)
Course # 516 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: John Husselman & Janet Chingwa Class size (8)
Course # 517 Woodcarving– All Levels
This class is open to first time carvers and those with prior experience. You will learn about carving tools, basic cutting techniques, tool sharpening, how wood grain affects carving, finishing techniques, and how to visualize in three dimensions. If needed, carving knives, strops, and other supplies will be available for use in class. Wood for carving will be furnished. Please bring a flexible ruler and a sharpened pencil.
Instructor: Kent Morgan & Billy Duncan Class size (15)