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Knitting Club
Join the JCC Knitting Club for all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, use your skills to help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on your projects. For adults of all ages. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing. Walk-ins welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Sep 4 - Dec 18
fall
4pm60 - 0weekly
Drama Group
Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original writing by the students, this workshop will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and provide a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Oct 6 - Dec 8
fall
10:30am60 - 0weekly
The Colossal Composers: New Insights
With Thomas Elefant, Musician and Conductor Discover the characteristics behind the phenomenal music of Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and others. Learn about the specific elements that made Beethoven's music different from that of his contemporaries, and what factors were involved in distinguishing the music of Handel from that of Bach. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Oct 20 - Dec 1
fall
7pm60 - 0weekly
In Progress: A Memoir Writing Workshop
Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join the author of the book How to Spot One of Us for a memoir workshop. Whether you want to write just for yourself or your family, or for a wider audience, a variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts will get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 4
fall
3pm60 - 0weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene’s drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by Gene Wisniewski, instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Oct 24 - Jan 9
fall
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
The Comedy of Life
This four-part lecture series will use clips of classic comedy routines, movie and television parodies, poems, and cartoons to examine the humorous side of marriage, children, motherhood, and aging. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Tue, Nov 4 - Nov 25
fall
11am60 - 0weekly
Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment Through Art/Play (for 60+)
Creativity, community, and novelty have all been associated with aging well. In this class, we will cultivate these qualities through art-making, a life-and soul-enhancing endeavor. Each class will include play and experimentation, demos and instruction, and discussion. We will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of techniques (e.g., painting, monoprinting, collaging) and materials. If you are seeking new experiences that can support you in aging artfully and want a comfortable, safe space to develop your creative self, this workshop is for you. No previous art experience is necessary. Some supplies included; a materials fee payable to the instructor will be determined and emailed out prior to the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Nov 6 - Dec 18
fall
9:30am50 - 0weekly
Mozart's Jewish Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Meet the celebrated writer of opera librettos who provided the brilliant, witty texts to Mozart’s best works. Follow Da Ponte’s musical trail—and his amorous and political journey—from Venice and Vienna to London and New York City. Through lecture, live performance, recordings, and video, we will explore this fascinating musician. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Tue, Dec 2
fall
2pm60 - 0once
Knitting Club
Shelli Kwiat A club for all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, use your skills to help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on your projects. For adults of all ages. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing, and walk-ins are welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Jan 8 - Apr 30
winter
4pm weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Gene Wisniewski Join Gene's drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Feb 6 - Apr 24
winter
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Drama Group
Scott Klavan Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, and original writing, enhance creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and create a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Feb 9 - Apr 13
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Film Series: New York in the 1950s—Life in Transition
Philip Harwood, Film Historian While the world had its issues during the 1950s: McCarthyism, Cold War, and Hollywood's conflict with television, many fictional characters in New York- based films have their own concerns to deal with. In this film series, Film Historian Philip Harwood will discuss and present six films, in their entirety. Each deals with characters at a certain crucial point in their lives. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Feb 19 - Mar 26
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Writing Class
Janet R. Kirchheimer, Published Author and Teaching Fellow at CLAL Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join Janet R. Kirchheimer, author of How to Spot One of Us, for a memoir workshop. Whether you just want to write for yourself or your family, or want to begin a memoir, you will enjoy a wide variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts to get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Feb 23 - Mar 30
winter
4:30pm weekly
Video Memoir Workshop
Learn to create a personal video memoir which will capture the essence of who you are, communicating to family and friends what's most important to you, in your words and your expressions. Hone skills narrating the most important of a lifetime of pictures, edit the pictures, narrate them, write a script about them and "speak" what they represent. Narrations will be videotaped and participants will have the option of personally editing their video and scans (with direction) or having them professionally (at an additional fee) edited. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Wed, Mar 4 - Mar 25
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment Through Art/Play (for 60+)
Judith E. Greenwald, Ph.D. Creativity, community, and novelty have all been associated with aging well. In this class, we will cultivate these qualities through art–making, a life– and soul–enhancing endeavor. Each class will include play and experimentation, demos and instruction, and discussion. We will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of techniques (e.g., painting, monoprinting, collaging) and materials. If you are seeking new experiences that can support you in aging artfully and want a comfortable, safe space to develop your creative self, this workshop is for you. No previous art experience is necessary. Supplies provided; $45 material fee payable to the instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Mar 12 - Apr 16
winter
9:30am50 - 0weekly
Great American Short Stories
A Class for Lovers of Literature Great fiction can transport us to different worlds, immerse us in other people's lives, reveal deep human truths, and sometimes enable us to see ourselves anew. Explore compelling American short stories, while meeting new people in a relaxed, congenial setting. We'll investigate a diverse selection of late 19th and 20th century American short stories by authors such as Willa Cather and Edith Wharton; other authors may include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Philip Roth, and J.D. Salinger to name a few. Classes focus on your insights, questions, and dialogue and stress the critical analysis of each story. Please read Willa Cather's short stories "Paul’s Case" and "A Wagner Matinee" for the first class. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Apr 9 - May 21
winter
12:30pm60 - 0custom
Writing Class
Janet R. Kirchheimer, Published Author and Teaching Fellow at CLAL Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join Janet R. Kirchheimer, author of How to Spot One of Us, for a memoir workshop. Whether you just want to write for yourself or your family, or want to begin a memoir, you will enjoy a wide variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts to get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, May 4 - Jun 15
winter
4:30pm weekly
From Bach to Sinatra
Thomas Elefant, Conductor This exciting series will explore different aspects of music while using a wide variety of repertoire. You will deepen your understanding of music, thereby enhancing the listening experience. Topics will include: Music and its Elements, The Symphony Orchestra, Nationalism and Patriotism in Music, Forms in Music, Nature in Music, and The Maestro. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Jun 1 - Jun 29
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
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