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 Boynton Beach
 Palm Beach Gardens

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Academy of
  Continuing Education

Fall 2014

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Arts, Music & Entertainment
Health & Wellness

Jewish Culture & Israel

Leisure & Literature

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Leisure & Literature


Be Your Own Decorator
Class members will get help in all phases of decorating, bringing into focus new ideas, trends and materials for your decorating needs. Learn about furniture placement, window dressing hints, lighting tricks, and materials needed for kitchen and baths. Arranged field trips to different showrooms and venues will allow you to see first-hand many of the things mentioned. You can develop your own sense on how to be your own decorator.
Instructor: Terry Seitz
> Mondays; 12:30 pm
   October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10


The Green Cay Nature Center
View the real “snowbirds” that fly in each winter. Meet our residents: bobcats, raccoons, river otters, gray squirrels, marsh hares, turtles and of course, the alligators. Learn the life cycle of the alligator and their importance to the survival of the Everglades. Learn about the many interesting programs offered by Green Cay. Discover the answer to the question: “Why are the wetlands so important to our lives?”
Instructor: Arny Landy
> Tuesday; 12:30 pm
   October 14


Practical Mindfulness
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of part lecture, question and answer, followed by a period of true meditation.
Instructor: James Bandler
> Tuesdays; 10:15 am
October 14, 28, November 11, 25, December 9


Novel Ideas
Do you love reading and discussing literature? Are you the type of person who can’t put down a good book and loves to discuss it with friends? If so, this class is for you. Tentative titles that will be up for discussion: The White Tiger- Aravind Adiga, Just Revenge- Alan Dershowitz, and Second Hand Smoke- Thane Rosenbaum
Instructor: Janet Eskolsky Taubin
> Tuesdays; 12:30 pm
   October 21, November 18, December 16


Learning Music from Piano/Keyboard
Learn piano/keyboard in a group setting. Participants will progress at each person’s own level. Classes will enable students to play from any sheet music. You’ll learn theory, chords and to play music in a few lessons. Lessons are easy to understand and produce gratifying results.
Instructor: Louise Hallam
> Thursdays; 10:15 am
   October 30, November 6, 13, 20


The Reader’s Theater
Let’s read scenes or short plays out loud together to enjoy the world of theater with ourselves as actors. This is a wonderful way to explore the world of theater and a few of the brilliant plays that are available to us. Scripts will be provided.
Instructor: Angela Margolis
> Tuesdays; 10:15 am
   November 4, 11, 18


Do You Think You Can Role Play? And More!
This is a creative and stimulating journey. We will identify our values through conflict resolution, group dynamics and logical solutions. This is a vibrant and exciting interactive class. Participation is encouraged. Class may be limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: Marshall Cohen
> Thursdays; 12:30 pm
   November 6, 13, 20


Beyond Brighton! A Play Reading
Beyond Brighton! follows one kid from the streets of Brooklyn to the fields of Vietnam and back to Coney Island. Brooklynites are tough, and although a comedy, this Jewish kid shares the hurdles of observing Passover by the Cambodia border, anti-Semitism in basic training, and his summer of love. A performance of this comedy will be offered at the JCC whose membership attended, as well as participated in several reads, aiding the playwright in further development.
Instructor: Kay Cosgriff
> Tuesday; 12:30 pm
   November 18


The Russians Are Coming: Russian Community in Brighton Beach
A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York. A special connection between the author and our own Vera Fried is detailed as this story is shared.
Instructor: Vera Fried
> Monday; 12:30 pm
   December 1


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 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
> Mondays; 12:30 pm
   December 1, 8, 15


Dorothy Parker: The Wittiest Woman of the 20th Century
Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed as her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the Hollywood blacklist.
Instructor: Vera Fried
> Monday; 12:30 pm
   December 8


Happy: An Ultimate Movie about Humans at Their Best
The Happy DVD will take the ACE audience on a journey to the slums of Calcutta to the Swamps of Louisiana in search of what makes people really happy. Combining real life stories of people around the world along with powerful scientific interviews, you will be aided in your own search for happiness. Following the movie, there will be a discussion on how each of us sees our own happiness and how to create it.
Instructor: Arthur Feingold
> Tuesday; 12:30 pm
   December 9


The Radio Broadcaster Extraordinaire-and Why I Gave Him That Title
This broadcaster served a dual purpose on radio. He was a newscaster and an amazing story teller. He deservedly developed a large audience. Find out the story.
Instructor: Stanton Polin
> Monday; 12:30 pm; December 15

 

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