Leisure & Literature
People and Changes in Sports and Broadcasting
The broadcasting of sports events includes live coverage on television, radio and other broadcasting media. Involving one or more sports commentators describing the events as they happen, radio and television broadcasts are extensive. Leagues each have national network coverage of high school games in addition to local radio coverage originating with each time, with ESPN Radio and Westwood One controlling national rights to the major team sports operating their own networks.
Instructor: Raymond Fass
>Tuesdays Weekly, Oct 20-Nov 10
Grandma Googles: Technology Made Easy
This class includes a tutorial on sending and receiving email, using Skype to visit with grandchildren, You Tube, videos, Netflix, and more.
Instructor: Tail Kentof with Sherry Picker
>Wednesday, Nov 4
Free/Members; $15/ Guest
The Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands
See what attracts over 800,000 visitors a year. View the Everglades without the bugs. Discover the answer to the question, "Why are the wetlands so important to our lives?" Discover the many tailored programs offered to all ages. Learn the many native plants which grow there and how Native Americans utilized them in their daily lives. Meet our residents: bobcats, raccoons, river otters, grey squirrels, marsh hares, turtles and of course, the alligators. The life cycle of alligator and its importance to the survival of the Everglades is a key point of interest.
Instructor: Arny Landy
>Thursday, Nov 5
The Book Discussion Group
Reading is usually a solitary activity, but it doesn't have to be. If you like what you read, it's only natural to want to share it. A book discussion group is a forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the reading experience. Groups can be organized in a variety of ways. The ACE book group selects "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks for its first discussion (October). This will be followed by "The Plot vs. America" by Phillip Roth (December). Please read the book in advance and join the class prepared to discuss.
Instructor: Janet Eskolsky- Taubin
>Wednesday Oct 21 & Dec 16
Introduction to Ballroom and Latin Dancing
Don't sit this one out! Join us for ballroom basics. Learn to waltz, tango, fox trot, cha-cha, rumba and more. Improve your posture, get great exercise, have fun and make new friends. Partners are not necessary. Wear comfortable shoes- no flip- flips, sandals, or sneakers please. No experience necessary; just come and have some fun.
Instructor: Linda Eisen
>Wednesdays weekly, Nov 4-Dec 16 (no class Nov 25)
Grandma Googles: Oh the Places You Can Go!
This class focuses on gaining more independence through Uber and Meetup. Uber is a fast reliable transportation with the click of a button! Meetup explores places to find local social groups, explore hobbies, meet new friends and find fun activities.
Instructor: Tali Kentof with Sherry Picker
>Wednesday, Nov 11
Magic for Grandparents
All of us love to entertain our grandchildren and get them away from their electronic gadgets when we visit them or they come to visit us. Showing and explaining simple card tricks, using no special gimmicks or slights of hand, will be our agenda.
(Class limited to 12 participants).
Instructor: Joel Lerner
>Wednesdays, Nov 11-18; 12:30 PM
>Mondays, Dec 14-21; 12:30 PM
Hoarding is More than a Reality TV Show
Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. This presentation analyzes the causes and types of hoarding. Based on over 25 years of real estate experience, examples of hoarding and actual before and after photos are shared. The topic includes identifying who can help and strategies for intervention.
Instructor: Ann Meyerson
>Monday, Nov 23
Grandma's Googles: Writing & Sending
Write and save Word documents on your computer. Create and organize folders, cut/paste and other fancy stuff, write and send emails, attach files, save pictures with editing. These skills are easy, fun and interesting to learn and become proficient.
Instructor: Tali Kentof with Sherry Picker
>Wednesday, Nov 18
Memories of Brooklyn
Nostalgia, memories, thoughts, and stories about growing up in one of the best of times and in one of the best of places. The people and memories of Brooklyn are special. Coney Island, Kings County, Prospect Park, Flatbush, Dodgers, Brooklyn Bridge, Ocean Parkway, Parade Grounds, Kings Highway, Brooklyn Day, skate keys, kites, Spaldeens, stickball, Beverly Theater, stoops, Millard Fillmore, Crazy Country Club and more. Share and reminisce those good ol' days. Bring your memories to share.
Instructor: Vera Fried
>Monday, Nov 30
Aging and Longevity
The class will focus on and discuss if you can live longer and be well. What are the consequences of living longer? How will you be able to maintain your lifestyle? Can you still be independent? Does living better help you "age" better? Will your finances out live you?
Instructor: Joanne Mindes
>Mondays weekly, Dec 14-21