We offer a variety of single session classes and multi-session courses throughout the Program Year. Our goal is to have a variety of classes and courses to appeal to a wide variety of interests. These offerings are a great way to learn more about yourself, learn more about an interesting topic, and to build community with others. To register for any of these classes or courses, contact email@example.com
Introduction to Hinduism
Monday, Feb. 5, from 7:30-9 pm
Presented by Patita Pavana
Raised as a UU in New Jersey, Patita Pavana now lives at an ashram in India where he has followed Hindu practices and teachings for many years. He will be giving an introductory talk on the culture and philosophy of Hinduism for all who would like to attend, followed by questions and answers. No registration is required. For questions, contact Patita at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nonfiction Book Club for Human Reflection
Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 pm
Facilitated by Gloria Dyer
The book to be discussed is The “S” Word: A Short History of an American Tradition…Socialism by John Nichols. This ongoing group will meet every two months. Contact Gloria with any questions at email@example.com. No registration required.
Compassionate Communication Practice Group
Third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm
Co-facilitated by Tricia Armstrong and Linda DeLap
The Wednesday evening Compassionate Communication group will be kicking off 2018 by reading Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life together. It’ll be a great opportunity for newcomers to Compassionate Communication, as well as for people who want to review the basics and deepen their existing practice. Please email Tricia at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’d like to join us or if you have any questions.
Gen Silent (documentary)
Thursday, Feb. 22 from 7-9 pm
Presented by Robin Schneider
What would you do if you were elderly, disabled or ill, and the person feeding you put down the spoon and said you are going to hell unless you change your sexual preference? Sound absurd? Social workers around the world say it’s happening every day. In this critically acclaimed documentary, filmmaker Stu Maddox asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses, and their entire lives in order to survive in the care system. Their surprising decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year. Gen Silent puts a face on what experts call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender older people so afraid of discrimination by caregivers or bullying by other seniors that many simply go back into the closet. Discussion will follow the showing of the film. For more information, contact Katharina Pietraszek at email@example.com. No registration required.
A Western Woman’s Personal Perspective on Living in Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, March 20 (snow date March 27) from 7-8:30 pm
Presented by Dr. Gillian Hettinger
A native of England, Dr. Hettinger lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for almost 4 years. She will give a talk about the plight of women living in the Middle East from a Western woman’s perspective. For information, contact Susan Oxman at firstname.lastname@example.org. No registration required.
Gun Violence in the US: What can be done?
Wednesday evenings Mar 21, Apr 18 and May 16 from 7-8:30 pm
Presented by Leslie Moran
This course will cover the following topics: How we can support the second amendment and also reduce gun violence/save lives. Ways that the US differs from other developed countries in our attitudes and laws around guns. How laws in different states differ and how they make a difference. Gun violence as a women’s issue. Mental illness and guns. Effective citizen action. Please pre-register by March 14. For more information, please contact Leslie at email@example.com.
If you are thinking of presenting an adult learning program, please send your proposal to Susan Oxman at firstname.lastname@example.org.