Boynton Beach-Ross Palm Beach Gardens
 Boynton Beach
 Palm Beach Gardens

Center for Bone & Joint

Academy of
  Continuing Education

Fall 2016

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Arts, Music & Entertainment
Health & Wellness

Jewish Culture & Israel

Leisure & Literature

Personal Growth & Financial

Social, Political & Historical Issues

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Leisure & Literature at the JCC 

Explore the World of Improvisation 

The class will get you up on your feet, freeing yourself of selfdoubt 
and opening your mind by exercising your brain with no
memorization skills necessary. It’s actually what you do every day; function without a script. Come have fun! (This class is a preview of a forthcoming series.)Instructor: Suzi Lynch

Wednesday, October 19 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Season Preview: The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival/ Book Festival 

Join us for a preview of the upcoming season’s Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival and Mandel JCC Book Festival schedules. These events are anxiously anticipated each year for its content and guests. Our Directors will detail the important presentations, talks and lectures. You will even have a chance to win tickets. Instructors: Ellen Wedner and Melissa Engelberg

Wednesday, October 19 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Writing Your Memoir 

The course will teach participants how to write and organize their fondest memories, so that their children and grandchildren will not have to lament: “Oh, how I wished I would have asked my grandparents and parents more about their lives and where I came from!” Instructor: Susan Berkowitz

Fridays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

More Memories of Brooklyn 

That famous borough in New York has been highlighted frequently because of its residents, mystique and famous people. Places you remember, sights you have seen, experiences that make you smile are all part of this class. Be prepared to tell us all about your recollections or stories about Brooklyn. (Welcome Back Kotter, Saturday Night Fever, The French Connection, The Honeymooners and more!) Instructor: Vera Fried

Monday, October 31 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Been There, Done That 

The theme of this class will be a light-hearted, comical look at some of life’s events that many of us have shared. These include (but are not limited to): Catskill vacations, sleep-away camp, our favorite relatives, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs attended and participated, dating prior to marriage, college, hospital stay, our children and more! Bring your past anecdotes. (This class will also include a discussion of the Presidential election in the beginning moments of classes for your reaction leading up to and following the outcome). Instructor: Bruce Kalner

Mondays, October 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Celebrating Seniors 

We think there’s a lot to celebrate in the senior world! We will learn about some of our senior “stars” who feel like longtime friends to us. Don Rickles (still making us laugh at 90), Frankie Valli (still crooning at age 82), Shirley Maclaine, Carol Burnett, Willy Mays and more to name a few. These household names have entertained for a long time. The class will focus on their contributions. Instructor: Jim Hansen

Tuesday, November 1 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Moments to Remember 

Have you had a special moment that changed your life? If you have had or are waiting for the moment, be a part of a special program. Award-winning TV Producer/Writer and Author, Barrie Brett will share stories from her book Moments of Being… Finding Your One Moment in Time. These are true stories where pivotal moments changed lives. This is your opportunity to be interviewed and share your special moment. Instructor: Barrie Brett

Monday, November 7 | 2:00 PM
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

The Storyteller: This Time It's For Grownups 

Storytellers around the globe flourish as they spin their tales to 
the delight of audiences. Vera, who is a certified professional storyteller, will tell you a few tales and then teach you how to create and perform stories for the amusement and enchantment for family and friends. Instructor: Vera Fried 

Wednesday, November 16 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Funny You Should Say That 

“Voices in Play” perform a reader’s theater program. Rita Rudner, Erma Bombeck, Dave Barry and others have made us laugh. Linda and Bonnie will present laugh-out-loud humor plus a one-act play that will also make you chuckle. Come and enjoy the session that will brighten your day. Instructor’s Linda Spitzer and Bonnie Dropkin

Thursday, November 17 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Katherine Graham: Pulitzer Prize Winner

She was the first female publisher of a major newspaper at the time of Watergate and won a Pulitzer Prize. Learn about her early difficult life and her marriage and events that led to her becoming a powerful woman in publishing. Personal quotes and photographs via Power Point enhance this presentation. Instructor: Dr. Rose Feinberg

Wednesday, November 30 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

The Treasures of California 

Explore the natural beauty of Big Sur, the purple sand of Pfeifer Beach, Point Lobos Reserve, the sunset at Carmel, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Redwood Forest, Yosemite National Park, Glacier Point, wine country tour of the Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma and last but not least San Francisco with the Golden Gate and more. This is a spectacular California landscape virtual tour via photographs that will motivate you to see the beauty. Instructor: Arny Landy

Wednesday, December 7 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Cruising for Beginners to Experts 

With over 25 different cruise lines and nearly 300 ships, how does one choose the one who will provide a dream vacation? This class teaches the ins and outs of cruise ships, reservations, perks and how to secure the best deals. How about a river cruise? What should I do if I am single? There are plenty of solutions to these issues. Bring your questions and get the answers. Instructor: Larry Schwartz

Thursday, December 8 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Up the Down Staircase Revisted 

Revisit Sylvia Barrett in Bel Kaufman’s book “Up the Down Staircase”. This class will present a humorous look at this classic character. Instructor: Marge Wolfe

Thursday, December 8 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Birds of the Palm Beach County Wetlands 

View over 95 varieties of birds found in our local wetlands. Many are shown from egg to adulthood. Learn how to identify them by their bills, legs or body shapes. Witness the dramatic color changes of some species from chicks to mature adult. Discover the striking colors of our seldom seen feathered friends. This photographic journal is a nature lover’s dream. Instructor: Arny Landy

Tuesday, December 20 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 





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