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York County Senior College



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YCSC Membership

$25
Calendar Feb 15, 2021

Membership must be current to register for a class or lecture. Membership runs from 7/1-6/30.

If you were a member for the year 7/1/19 - 6/30/20, YCSC extended your membership through 6/30/21.

Memberships that commenced since 7/1/20 run through 6/30/21.

A membership renewal notice will be sent out 7/1/21.

 

The Rest of the Story

$25

with Fred Boyle

Calendar Mar 29, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Monday

The course is a continuation of 'The Way We Were'.  It will cover the period in American history from the 1930's through the Obama Presidency.  The format will weave videos and lecture together.  The emphasis will be on politics, headline events, movies, music, best-sellers, you name it.  All effort will be made to include vignettes of personal experiences of classmates as we try to recreate the years we all have lived.  Fred Boyle in his dotage/prime.

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Writing From Memory

$25

with John Forssen

Calendar Mar 30, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Tuesday

I am thinking most of us are best served writing short pieces, the flesh and bones of which are drawn from our own long memories.  They do not need to be autobiographical, but they should draw heavily from our experiences and our subsequent emotional responses.  As you might expect, we will be reading and offering hepful comments in class (I do not see myself correcting papers), so each week's offering should be limited to 1,000 words, allowing everone time to present his or her work.

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Introduction to Addiction
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Introduction to Addiction

$25

with Jeff Goldsmith

Tuesday

Brief overiew of the biological, psychological, and sociofamilial dimensions as they influence the development of addiction and the recovery process.  I taught this course last fall, 2020, on Zoom.  I covered material for alcohol, cannabis, opiod, and stimulant use.  The classes began with 30 minutes of didactic and ended with an hour of discussion.  I am an Addiction Medicine doctor who ran fellowships for almost 20 years in Cincinnati.  I have been certified as a sub specialist in Addiction Medicine, 2018 the last time by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.  I was President-elect, President, and Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine from 2013-2019.

Bring a Book to Zoom

$25

with Arlene Jackson

Calendar Mar 31, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Wednesday

This course will focus on the author's biography, interpretations of the book, with many active discussions by the students.  This experience will be academic and social in nature.  The list of books in order of discussion

  • American Lion:  Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
  • Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
  • The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
  • The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett
  • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  • Faithful Place by Tana French
  • Arundel by Kenneth Roberts
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Laughs, wisdom, beliefs and questions abound during these two hours of pure delight.

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Masterpieces of American Art HIstory

$25

with Robert Dunn

Calendar Mar 31, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Wednesday

Explore the salient history of American Art from its beginnings in the colonial past up until World War I.  Become acquainted with the master painters and works which represent a political and historic view of this new nation.  From painters such as Copley, Stuart, Peale, West, Eakins, Cole, Remington, Mount, Sargent, Cassatt, Homer and many others, view their work as we see America and its people.  The course will be conducted on Zoom and consist of a series of lectures supported by copies of artwork and other illustrations.  Class discussion will take place in class session as time permits.

Bob is an active artist, who has always had an interest in art history, the artists and their work.  He has taught numerous Art history courses for York County Senior College.

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Yin Yoga
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Yin Yoga

$25

with Andrea Gleason

Wednesday

Join Andrea Gleason for a gentle 'take it to the mat' Yin Yoga practice.  Slow yourself down, quiet your mind and get into your body.

Recommended yoga props:  mat yoga blocks, blanket, strap, bolster/firm pillow/rolled up beach towel and props.

By holding poses in a relaxed state, you'll exercise the non-elastic tissues in your body.  In other words, your connective tissues:  joints, ligaments, tendons, and fascia.  Using props to allow you to stop just at your edge of resistance, you will be able to target those cooler components of your body.

Yin Yoga can help to:

  • Calm and balance the mind and body
  • Regulate energy in the body
  • Increase mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips
  • Lower stress levels (Phew!)
  • Encourage greater stamina
  • Enhance lubrication and protection of joints
  • Boost your immune system

This class is appropriate for all levels.  We will be on the mat for the length of the class.

Andrea Gleason is certified by the Yoga Alliance as a 500 RYT, E-RYT and YACEP.  She is also a Master Reiki Practitioner and USATriathlon Coach, Level 1.

Remembering the '50's

$25

with Lorraine Dutile-Masure

Calendar Apr 1, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Thursday

One part history, one part personal recollections, one part music of the decade.  A return to another time - the golden age of capitalism versus the encroaching concern of communism.  At home, happy days of color television, I Like Ike and I Love Lucy, The King and I (Elvis?).  And, of course, that ever-pesky, sinful rock and roll parental barter:  "Take out the papers and the trash.  Or you don't get no spending cash."  Yakety yak, don't talk back."

 

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