March 31, 2020
 
 

Courses - Thursday PM
 
 
57. PLAY BETTER BRIDGE
This course is for those who already know the basics of bridge, and it is not appropriate for beginners. The course will use pre-set bridge hands from Audrey Grant's books Bridge Basics 2 and Bridge Basics 3 as well as from teaching materials published by ACBL (American Contract Bridge League), including "Bidding", "Play," and "Defense." Each class includes playing several structured teaching hands selected from these resources, designed to illustrate intermediate-level techniques of bidding, play-of-the-hand, and defense. But remember, "play" means having fun! Limit 24.

Jack Graham
1:00—3:00 P.M. Thursday, Starts Feb. 13
Highland Park Baptist Church
5206 Balcones Drive (78731)
 

58. ART AND ALL THE THINGS FOR WHICH WE ARE GRATEFUL
We will learn to use several mixed art media as we construct a visual gratitude journal. No artistic training is necessary, as this class calls on the creative spirit we were all born with. We’ll explore several types of media and ways to use them to express ourselves in this fun and playful class. You are welcome to bring any art supplies you have, but all necessary supplies will be provided. Please bring $10 for materials. Limit 15.

Cherry Taylor
1:00—3:00 P.M. Thursday, Starts Feb. 13
United Christian Church
3500 W. Parmer Lane (west of MoPac) (78727)
 

59. FROM PCs TO PHONES AND MORE—SIMPLE ADVICE ABOUT
YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES
This class will cover basic concepts and practical applications for any of your devices—laptop, PC or
Apple, Android or iPhone, or tablets. You’ll learn how to make the most of your electronic device, simplifying everyday tasks. Students will complete a short survey on their top device peeves to guide class direction. Topics range from “What is the Cloud?” to buying or upgrading your devices. The instructor uses real life examples for up-to-date discussions and specializes in making the complex simple. Limit 30.

Linda Gibson
1:30—3:30 P.M. Thursday, Starts Feb. 13
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Avenue (78757)
 
60. FILMS—IRISH STORIES
We will watch and discuss stories filmed in Ireland made by such noted Irish directors as Jim Sheridan, Neil Jordan, and Terry George. 20th century Irish history is part of our exploration. Some of these films are set in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and whose capital is Belfast. Some are set in Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, whose capital is Dublin. Films are almost 2 hours. Class extends 15 minutes for discussion, but it is not mandatory to stay. Note that correct email address is important as students receive emails at least once a week with film background and other film-related news. No class March 19. Class extends one week. Limit 35.

Betsy Tyson
1:00—3:00 P.M. Thursday, Starts Feb. 13
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Room 10
3208 Exposition Boulevard (78703)
 

61. T’AI CHI (TAIJI) AND QIGONG
These forms have been used for centuries as gentle, soothing, enjoyable exercises to increase circulation, enhance balance and concentration, and gently tone the body for health and well-being. We will do Qigong exercises developed for optimum health, as well as T’ai Chi (Taiji) forms. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The instructor has been practicing and teaching these forms since 1974—45 years! Limit 25.

Anya Rylander-Jones, PhD
2:00—3:30 P.M. Thursday, Starts Feb. 13
Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church
7127 Bee Caves Road (78746)
 

62. YOGA FIT
Using yoga exercises, we strengthen and tone the body, enhance flexibility in the joints, improve balance and focus, reduce stress, and improve circulation and concentration. Please bring a mat or blanket to class and wear comfortable, non-binding clothes. As with any exercise program, check first with your doctor, especially if there is any history of untreated high blood pressure, eye complications from disease, or other health concerns. The instructor has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1974—45 years! Limit 23.

Anya Rylander-Jones, PhD
3:30—4:30 P.M. Thursday, Starts Feb. 13
Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church
7127 Bee Caves Road (78746)