Winter 2016 Morning Glory

10:00 am to 12:15 pm



morning glory

Morning Glory

In the morning at Lifespan Academy we offer two one hour classes, one at 10 and the second at 11:15.  Your biggest challenge will be trying to decide which class to take.  That’s why we call it Morning Glory!!  Take a peak and see what we mean.

Interested in joining us?  Click HERE to go to the registration page.

1:00 to 11:00 AM

Current Economics in Everyday Life – Ferd Levy

Dr. Ferd Levy returns to lead a lively discussion on economic problems and solutions, as well as  other topics that impact our bottom line.

I Remember – Rosemary Glenn and Jerry Sawyer

The always popular I Remember Class returns.  Bring your memories and experiences, paper and pen to write the stories you want your children and grandchildren to know about and enjoy. We spend class time sharing what we write.  Rosemary and Jerry will show you how to bring your stories to life.

Tales from Southern Humorists – Camilla Cruikshank

Listen, Laugh and Learn – Listen to stories by some of the South’s funniest writers. We will hear about literary icon, Flannery O’Connor and her beloved peacocks, and journalist Molly Ivin’s outrageous stories about carousing with members of the Texas State Legislature. Laugh out loud at the bad boys of journalism such as Dave Barry, Lewis Grizzard, Roy Blount, and Rick Bragg. They never grew up and always loved writing about their “wild” days.  Learn how these masters of storytelling use wit and descriptive language to shock, inform, and entertain the reader. They all have strong opinions on everything from making cornbread to surviving their teenage years in the South.

Spirituality Series

This series is appreciated and enjoyed by all our participants.  It is wonderful to hear from different faith leaders from so many traditions.  This session will again host several faith leaders from different traditions within the Lifespan family. We will have some of our favorites returning, as well as some new faces.  Click here to see the details about who is coming this session.   It will be an inspirational and enjoyable spiritual journey.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi, an ancient mind-body practice, is brought to us by Dawud Rasheed. Join us for gentle stretching and strengthening exercises that will help improve balance and energy flow.  There is a fee of $25 with registration, or $50 for Tai Chi only.  

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Richard Botters

A look at some of history’s worst decisions, the decision makers and the consequences.

Great Decisions – Ray Nixon and Dusty Miller

Join Ray and Dusty as they lead a discussion of Great Decisions 2016, published by the Foreign Policy Association.  Topics will include The Middle East, The Rise of Isis, and Migration – to name just a few.  The book is $22.  PLEASE LET US KNOW ON THE REGISTRATION FORM IF YOU ARE PURCHASNG THE BOOK SO WE HAVE THE CORRECT NUMBER AVAILABLE.

Art History:  Early Renaissance in Italy – Marilyn Morton

We will examine 15th century art in Italy and its stylistic development influenced by 1.) the spread of Humanism with its emphasis on knowledge and individual achievement, and concurrently, 2) the constantly shifting power relations among the numerous city-states and their powerful rulers, who were also art patrons, princes,  popes,  condottieri,  and despots.  Some of the most treasured works of western art are products of this century that witnessed an unprecedented abundance of talented artists coupled with an unusual amount of high-level patronage.  Ultimately, the resulting works forever changed the direction of art.

iPad and iPhone Class – Peggy Palmiter

Bring your iPad or your iPhone or both to this class and learn everything you need to make it do what you want to do!  Some of the topics include:  – get that apple id and remember it or how to find it  -what are multi touch gestures  -closing apps for sure  -you can find those smiley faces   -learn some email tricks and even more!   We start wherever you are.  You will have fun – guaranteed.

Line Dancing

Join the fun as Rose Haven leads low risk, low impact line dancing to get both your mind and body active.  There is a fee of $25 with registration, or $50 for Line Dancing only.