November 23, 2020
 
 

Courses - Tuesday PM
 
 
22. INTERMEDIATE KNITTING AND CROCHETING
Students with some experience knitting or crocheting can continue at their own pace. Bring practice yarn and needles or hook to the first class. The instructor, an accomplished artist, has taught knitting and crocheting for more than 20 years. Call the instructor at 512-259-1146 with questions about the class. Limit 12.

Pat Tittizer
1:00—3:00 P.M. Tuesday, Starts Feb. 11
Pegasus Senior Living (formerly Brookdale)
12429 Scofield Farms Drive (78758)
 
 
23. SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS 1A—¡HOLA AMIGOS!
This beginning course in Spanish emphasizes pronunciation, basic vocabulary, popular idioms and essential verbs in the present tense only. For homework we will use free online Spanish programs. You will need a notebook and a good Spanish-English dictionary. Please bring $2 to first class for handouts. Limit 20.

Jose A. Gomez Moreira
1:00—3:00 P.M. Tuesday, Starts Feb 11
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Avenue (78757)
 
24. ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
This course covers the period from prehistoric man through the fall of the Roman Empire. Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine, Persia, Greece, and Rome will all be included but not ancient India or China. Famous individuals like Hammurabi, Tutankhamun, Cyrus the Great, Alexander the Great, Homer, Pericles, Cicero, Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, and Constantine will take their turns in the limelight. No previous knowledge of history is necessary, and no textbooks will be required. Just come and learn about this fascinating period, remnants of which still survive in institutions today. Class outlines will be sent before each class to the e-mail address you provide at the time of  registration. Limit 25.

John Dahmus, PhD
1:00—3:00 P.M. Tuesday, Starts Feb. 11
Unity Church of Austin
5501 W. US Hwy 290 Service Road (78735)
 

25. BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT YOGA
This class provides opportunities to enhance vitality through moving the body, breath exercises, and meditation. It will draw from both the Hatha and Kundalini traditions of yoga. Movements will vary but will address flexibility, strengthening, joint mobility and balance from a variety of positions (standing, seated, etc.) Options will be available for those who wish to be seated for part or all the class. Dress comfortably and bring any yoga props that you want to use like a blanket, a yoga mat, and/or a cushion. This is a gentle, beginner-friendly class, and all levels are welcome. Limit 20.

Nancy Kirby
1:00—2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Starts Feb. 11
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Drive (78757)
 
 
26. GREAT POETS—YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW?
The first half of each class we will discuss great Romantic poets (Wordsworth, Coleridge, etc.) In the second half we will discuss poets who have published in the last two years, especially in The New Yorker, Atlantic, etc. All poems will be available online. Limit 20.

Linda Ringer Leff
1:30—3:30 P.M. Tuesday, Starts Feb. 11
Highland Park Baptist Church, Room 225
5206 Balcones Drive (78731)
 

27. FRENCH CONVERSATION
Join us to practice speaking in French about current events, culture, readings and/or movie excerpts shared in class. The course is designed for those with some proficiency in the language, but enthusiastic intermediate students are welcome, too. Limit 15.

Mireille Seewann
2:00—4:00 P.M. Tuesday, Starts Feb. 11
Ascension Lutheran Church
6420 Hart Lane (78731)
 

28. HATHA YOGA
Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means to yoke or to join. Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that gives emphasis to physical movements (asana), breath exercises (pranayama), and meditation, with the goal of unifying and bringing ease to the body and mind. The physical movements will be geared toward improving flexibility, strength, and balance. This course is for students who have some experience with yoga or who lead an active lifestyle. Students should be able to comfortably get up and down from the mat (Grunting is OK.) Modifications to the yoga postures will be taught, as necessary, to respect and accommodate the needs of our 50+ year- old bodies. Come comfortably dressed and bring a yoga mat. Highly recommended props are 2 yoga blocks, a yoga strap, and a yoga blanket. Limit 20.

Nancy Kirby
2:30—3:30 P.M. Tuesday, Starts Feb. 11
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Drive (78757)