CLASSES - Monday AM
 
 Fall 2018 Schedule  8 Week Courses Unless Otherwise Noted 
 
 
1.    CLOSED HIKING AUSTIN TRAILS
Start the week with a hike. Join us to experience trails in and around Austin. We will begin on Lady Bird Lake and then explore other venues. We will hike for about two hours at a steady pace, going three to four miles each hike. One hiking spot has an entrance fee. A hiking schedule with detailed information will be e-mailed to each registrant prior to the beginning of the class with the subject “LLI Fall Hiking Class.” Please note there is a 2-week delayed start (after other LLI classes) for better hiking temperatures. No class on October 22; course extends one week. 6 classes.  CLOSED CLASS
 
Jim and Wanda Mills
9:30—11:30 A.M. Monday, Starts Sept 24.
Meet near the entrance to the Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park.
 
 
2.    CLOSED CHAIR YOGA—BEGINNING PRACTICE
Chair Yoga uses straight-backed chairs without arms to support students as they move in gentle, modified yoga movements. The class will consist of seated poses to enhance relaxation and encourage deep abdominal breathing, and modified standing poses using chairs as needed for stability. No floorwork exercises. Increased flexibility, strength, and range of motion can result from gentle movement through simple poses. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. The instructor is a certified yoga instructor who has studied and practiced yoga for 10 years and taught for 3 years. Limit 25.   CLOSED CLASS
 
Linda Gibson
9:30—10:30 A.M. Monday, Starts Sept. 10
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Eaton Hall
3003 Northland Drive (78757)
 
 
3.    TATTING—AN ELEGANT, INEXPENSIVE HANDICRAFT
Tatting produces durable, beautiful lace for edgings, collars, bookmarks, ornaments, even jewelry. Once you learn the basic technique of constructing knots and loops, it is fun, economical and portable. Websites such as www.tattedtreasures.com
provide many examples and inspiration. Beginners should call the instructor at 512-345-1256 regarding materials. Limit 12. 
 
Jo Saunders
10:00—Noon Monday, Starts Sept. 10
Ascension Lutheran Church
6420 Hart Lane (78731)
 
4.    CLOSED T’AI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS—BEGINNING PRACTICE
This is a gentle, easy-to-learn form of t’ai chi. It is designed for people who are older, who have joint problems, or who simply want to learn an introduction to t’ai chi. Students can expect to enhance balance, build strength and improve coordination. The class consists of warm-ups, t’ai chi practice, and instruction on safe movement. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and flexible-soled shoes. The instructor is a certified t’ai chi instructor who has studied t’ai chi for 19 years and taught for 9 years. Limit 25.  CLOSED CLASS
 
Linda Gibson
10:30—11:30 A.M. Monday, Starts Sept. 10
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Eaton Hall
3003 Northland Drive (78757)
 
 
5.    INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN
For students who have had Italian before and are able to use basic grammar and verb forms, this course focuses on improving your ability to communicate by expanding your vocabulary, reading skills and comprehension. The instructor is a native speaker of Italian and an experienced language teacher and learner. She will advise about level readiness and textbook at the first class meeting. Please bring $3 to cover cost of copies. Limit 15. Note 1-week delayed start; course extends one week.
 
Tina Polo
10:00—Noon Monday, Starts Sept. 17
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church
9508 Great Hills Trail (78759)
 
 
6.    A VISIT TO CHINA
Using a collection of travel photographs, this course presents an overview of China and its recent emergence as the largest economy in the world. The development of the economy has resulted in mass movement from farms to cities and an increase in pollution. We will look at some of China's most important cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Special attention will be given to the Three Gorges Dam Project and its impact on the local people. We will visit some World Heritage sites in China and relate them to their place in history through film clips. We will also view a Chinese fiction film about a family living through the Chinese Communist takeover and through the end of the Cultural Revolution. Limit 20.
 
Ezra Lippincott, PhD
10:00—Noon Monday, Starts Sept. 10
Belmont Village Senior Living West Lake
4310 Bee Cave Road (78746)
 
 
7.    INTERMEDIATE SPANISH—THE SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD
For those who have completed at least the second level of beginning Spanish at LLI (Beginner 2 A and B) or its equivalent, this course provides a review of verb tenses with an emphasis on exploring the subjunctive mood—what it is, why it exists, and how and when to use it. The course includes a lot of speaking practice. Please bring a good dictionary and $3 for handouts. Limit 15.
 
Greg Thompson
10:00—Noon Monday, Starts Sept. 10
St. Luke United Methodist Church
306 West Lynn Street (78703)
 
 
8.    SPANISH UPPER LEVEL—CONVERSATION/BOOK CLUB
This course is conducted entirely in Spanish, and it is designed for persons with some proficiency in the language. During the first hour, the students present informally on any topic followed by a short discussion, a basic grammar review and discussion of an advanced grammar topic. During the second hour the professor guides a discussion based on the preassigned readings for the week. Questions based on the reading are then discussed, bringing to the surface grammatical and idiomatic phrases for consideration. Selected reading for the September-November period: El Murmullo de las Abejas by Sofia Segovia. Note: This course is integrated with an ongoing year-long Spanish program. Attempts are made to have a new project coincide with the LLI term. Limit 30.
 
Ruth Arellano
10:00—Noon Monday, Starts Sept. 10
Genesis Presbyterian Church
1507 Wilshire Boulevard (78722)
 
 
9.    CLOSED ITALIAN BEGINNER 1
Learn the basics of Italian pronunciation and grammar and enjoy listening to and producing dialogues and phrases in Italian useful in travel and conversation. The course will also include listening to and discussing arias from favorite Italian operas. Time permitting, examples of Italian film will be shown and discussed. There may be a modest charge for class materials. Limit 23.  CLOSED CLASS
 
Edmund Nichols
10:00 A.M.— 11:45 A.M. Monday, Starts Sept. 10
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church
606 West 15th Street (78701)
 
 
10.   CANCELLED CLASS
        FROM CUNEIFORM TO COMPUTERS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE
        EVOLUTION OF SHARED INFORMATION
Five lectures will cover the social and technological history of the evolution of shared information from early history to the present. After a glance at the ancient and medieval worlds, we concentrate on the origin of printing and the creation of a new print world. We will then explore how computers and digitization have changed how we find information and use it. Our sixth and last class takes place at the new downtown Austin Central Library where we will have a guided tour of one of the newest libraries in the United States. Please bring $5 for handouts. Our instructor is a retired librarian with long experience in public, university, and corporate libraries. Limit 25. 6 classes.   
CANCELLED CLASS
 
Olga Bornstein Wise
10:00—Noon Monday, Starts Sept. 10
Westover Hills Church of Christ
 
11.   THE LIFE, ART, AND LEGACY OF FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA
 
Discover the work of Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), the most celebrated writer of twentieth-century Spain. Perhaps you have seen a stage production of the internationally renowned Blood Wedding, listened to a flamenco setting of one of the Gypsy Ballads, read his groundbreaking Poet in New York or heard about his tragic death during the Spanish Civil War. This class provides a wide-ranging exploration of the depth and breadth of Lorca's life, art, and legacy. Our discussions of his poetry, drama, painting, and aesthetic writings will be supplemented with handouts, music, film clips, and other interdisciplinary materials. The course is taught in English. All readings will be available in quality bilingual editions. Please bring $5 to first class for course materials. Limit 30.
 
Catharine E. Wall
10:00—Noon Monday, Starts Sept. 10
Westover Hills Church of Christ
8332 Mesa Drive (78759)
 

           
                   
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