May 07, 2021
 Courses - Wednesday AM
   Course Schedule - 8 week courses unless otherwise noted

We will begin with what is contained in an Estate Plan including a Last Will and Testament, Medical Power of Attorney, Statutory Durable Power of Attorney, Directive to Physician, HIPAA Release, and, if necessary, a Trust agreement. Then, we navigate through the Probate process from the filing of an Application to the closing of the Estate, as well as what happens if you or a loved one passes away without a valid Will. We review how real and personal property and various other assets pass upon a death. We will then cover what it means to be incapacitated and how the Guardianship Application and Appointment process works. Along the way, we will discuss typical costs to hire an Attorney to assist you in preparing the various planning documents and court proceedings. We conclude with a review of Federal Trust, Estate and Gift taxes. 6 Classes. Limit 30.

Andrea V. Comsudi, Attorney and Counselor at Law
9:30—11:30 A.M. Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
8134 Mesa Drive (78759)

The object of this course is to get your family/personal stories on paper. Studies have shown that most family stories fade beyond two generations. Our lives are filled with stories—funny, poignant, sad, spiritual, meaningful. You have stories only you can write. Most of us have wished we could ask bout our families, but there’s no one left to ask. Leave that written legacy for others and save them that frustration. They will thank you for it. There is no instruction, but we will discuss stories and the process of writing – don’t worry, it’s painless. Each member should expect to write one story each week to bring and read in class. Listening to the stories of others frequently sparks memories of our own so we add to our list of stories to write. At the end of the semester, we will produce a class book to which you are encouraged to contribute your stories. Need more info? Call the instructor 512-704-6558. Leave a message for return call. Limit 12.

Gayle Opie
9:45 A.M.—12:15 P.M. Wednesday Starts Feb. 12
Unity Church of Austin
5501 W. Hwy. 290 Service Road (78735)
After an intense grammar fall semester, this spring we will focus on vocabulary acquisition and sentence structures—all by reading together and trying to speak more as we go. It's strongly recommended to work a little at home to reinforce what we've touched in class. This class can be considered B1 level. Please contact me if you have any questions. Please bring $3 for copies to the first class. Limit 20
Henrike Belz
10:00—Noon Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
Crestview United Methodist Church
1300 Morrow Street (78757)

Learn how plate tectonics controls the distribution of earthquakes, volcanoes, and Andean-type mountain ranges; about predicting the next big quake; behavior of rivers and deltas; why New Orleans is doomed and the Tower of Pisa leans. We will explore fossil fuels, fracking, groundwater, caves, climate cycles, global warming, and other fascinating phenomena. Limit 25.

Earle F. McBride
10:00—Noon Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Avenue (78757)

You wish you knew your ancestors’ stories. If you don’t write your family stories, your grandchildren will also have to wish. Here’s an opportunity to dip into your memory and write your stories to share and save for the younger generations of your family. Don’t let your stories be lost! We write them at home, read them to the class, and contribute them to the Class Book. This is not a class on how to write. No instruction is given, but we learn from each other. Limit 30.

Glenda Bell and Marilyn Ross, Coordinators
10:00—Noon Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
Highland Park Baptist Church, Room 203
5206 Balcones Drive (78731)
This course is called a workshop because it is designed to teach more about how to do genealogical research than about what to research. Topics will be more about how to find the information you need as opposed to sharing what was found. “Brick walls” are all about not being able to find that one piece of information you need. We will learn about programs, internet sites and tools that can help you with your brick walls. You will hear from some great presenters and get to spend 8 weeks networking with other genealogists, learning and exchanging ideas. The instructor is the organizer of AustinGenSIG, an active member of both Austin and Williamson County Genealogical Societies, and an experienced presenter. Please bring $3 to the first class for handouts. Limit 30.

John Marostica
10:00—Noon Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Drive (78757)

This class will help you think and talk about final matters with more comfort and ease. You’ll learn from subject-matter experts who welcome questions and have nothing to sell. To prepare you for making informed choices, we’ll discuss prices at local funeral homes and cemeteries; prepaid funeral contracts; hospice care; organ, tissue, and whole body donation. You’ll be invited to participate in relaxed, small group discussions to help you incorporate your endof-life values and priorities into healthcare directives, specifying what interventions you would or would not want should you be unable to speak for yourself. Completion of advance directives requires some reading and thoughtful consideration between several class sessions. Please bring $10 to first class session for extensive handouts. Limit 20.

Nancy Walker, Coordinator
10:00—Noon Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church
606 W. 15th Street (78701)
The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns one pen stroke at a time. No drawing skills are required. This class will take a craft-oriented approach, working on a different project during each class. Although this class is specifically organized for a student new to Zentangle, experienced students are also welcome. The instructor is a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Please bring supply fee of $15 to the first class. Contact the instructor for more information at Limit 15.

Pat Tittizer
10:00—Noon Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
Renaissance-Austin Retirement Community
11279 Taylor Draper Lan (78759)

In this new course, suitable for people who have taken Part 1 or who have some birding experience, there will be four field trips (weather permitting) and four classroom sessions. Field trips will take place within about a 30-minute drive of the Highway 183/N. Mopac intersection. Camp Mabry, Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park, Emma Long Metro Park (admission), Lake Creek Trail, Mills Pond at Wells Branch, and Mueller Greenway are possible locations. Plan to dress for the weather and expect to walk up to a mile and a half on mainly level surfaces that may not be paved. A few  locations may not have restrooms available. You will get more practice with field ID and bird sounds. While Part 1 focused on backyard birds, this class will acquaint you with the broader diversity of birds that occur in Travis County. Our instructor has taught the popular LLI Birds of Central Texas Part 1 for 6 semesters and is passionate about birds. Limit 16.

Jane Tillman
10:00 – Noon Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, Upper Room
9508 Great Hills Trail (78759)
Through easy-to-learn flowing movements, this restorative practice can improve health, balance emotions, open the heart, and elevate the spirit. You will become stronger, boost your immune system and improve your breathing. You will learn movements that aid in balancing and calming your emotions, putting you in better control of life’s everyday stressors. And best of all you will have fun, laugh and smile! A typical class begins with warm-up movements to open the joints-hips, sholders, hands and wrists. Then we will practice both seated and standing movements. We will also learn several laughing movements. Wear loose comfortable clothing. You may practice either barefooted or wearing light, flat shoes. Beginners are welcome. Limit 20. 
Sheila Wojcik, PhD, LMT
10:00—11:30 A.M. Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
St. John’s United Methodist Church
2140 Allandale Road (78756)

Continue learning to play the recorder, with other beginning students. In this course, we will cover all the notes (fingerings) in the normal range of the recorder; become familiar with time signatures and rhythms through sixteenth notes; learn to play several major and minor scales; and become more confident sight-readers. We will play multi-voice pieces (duets and trios) with other class members. Students will need to have these materials, and bring them to each class: 
the recorder you used in Beginning Recorder 1
a music stand
The Recorder Guide instruction book.
Other materials will be provided throughout the semester, including audio clips and sheet music created by the instructor, and made available on a website. This course is intended for  students continuing from Beginning Recorder 1 (BR1). If you were not enrolled in that class, please contact the instructor. BR1 will be offered again in Fall 2020. This course can be preparation for joining the Recorder Consort, also offered through LLI. Limit 8. Note: 1-week delayed start,cours extends one week.

Susan Richter
10:15—11:45 A.M. Wednesday, Starts Feb. 19
Christ Lutheran Church
300 East Monroe Street (78704)
Ideal for beginner and intermediate levels, this is a holistic, eclectic approach to traditional yoga, designed to provide stress relief through pranic breathing techniques,flexibility of joints and spine through simple and safe postures, and an enhanced mind-body connection through better awareness of breath. You’ll feel the difference! Bring a yoga mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Limit 25.

Zareen Shah
11:00—Noon Wednesday, Starts Feb. 12
Corazón Latino Dance Studio
500 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 400 (78745)