SPRING SESSION CLASSES – TUESDAY and FRIDAY MORNINGS VIRTUAL AND THURSDAYS IN-PERSON
We will be offering Virtual Technology Class on Tuesdays, beginning April 12th and ending May 30th.
We will offer in-person classes each Thursday starting April 14th and ending June 2nd.
We will offer Virtual Zentangle Class on Fridays from 10:45 to 12:15 starting April 15th and ending June 3rd.
Any in-person class marked with an OWL icon is also available on Zoom virtually. Links will be on the calendar page.The in-person classes on Thursday will be at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 from 10 am through 3:00 pm
Look at the classes and think about joining us. Ready to register now? CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM.
Don’t let Technology Control you or Stop you.
In this class we will help you take control of all of you devices. We have been offering virtual technology classes for the last 2 years and we are getting pretty good at it. So don’t hesitate to give it a try.
But if you just had one more question that you couldn’t get in during the online class, no problem. Join us for our in-person tutoring session Thursday afternoons during our in-person Spring Session at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Session
We have an amazing selection of topics and presenters for you in this session!
Lifespan Potpourri: A Little Bit of a Whole Lot of Interesting
This class is a collection of topics that we know you will enjoy. It’s also an opportunity for us to greet each other and spend some time reconnecting. Everyone will be in one class together, so we plan to keep things flexible and casual. Here is the schedule of topics:
April 14th – In-person Coffee Hour – We decided to take a bit of time the first week and just enjoy each other’s company in three dimensions.
April 21st – Living in Alberta, Canada – and Raising Bees – Our own Beth Micek will talk about her time living in Alberta Canada and her interesting experiences at living on a bee farm.
April 28th – Let’s Take Photos – Peggy Palmiter will show us some tips and tricks about taking better photos with our digital devices. Come and learn about light and photo composition.
Mary 5th – The Fashion History of the T-Shirt. How in the world did we get started on t-shirts? Where did they come from? And what’s the latest trends? Come and find out.
May 12th – Brandt Ross – Brandt will be joining us via Zoom for a wonderful Mother’s Day presentation. Thank you Brandt!
April 19th – Christopher Hall, MFA in Drawing and Painting from The Tyler School of Art at Temple University will be taking on us a Journey Through Art History!
May 26th – Melody Harclerode, Executive Director of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve, will introduce us to this wonderful place. They have lots going on and you will be excited to hear more about it.
June 2nd –
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Sessions
Behavioral Economics with Shai Robkin
The course introduces students to key concepts designed to help people and organizations make better decisions and avoid common pitfalls that result from instinctive human behaviors. While classical economic theory assumes that people make rational decisions, weighing costs and benefits in order to optimize the likelihood of achieving desired outcomes, behavioral economists start by asking how humans actually behave in the real world. The course covers basic theories of evolutionary psychology, automatic vs. controlled thinking, heuristics (simple procedures that people use unconsciously to reach decisions on difficult questions), prospect theory and inaccurate perceptions of risk, the role of chance, public policy and choice architecture, and when and when not to trust experts.
Shai (pronounced “Shy”) Robkin works with small and mid-size business executives to leverage the power of behavioral economics. A serial entrepreneur, Shai, together with his wife Judy, opened in 1981 Israel’s first combination bookstore/coffee shop. They returned to Atlanta in 1984 to care for aging parents, using the proceeds from the sale of the Israeli store to acquire Vernon, a manufacturer and distributor of library supplies. He also served as the executive director of Conexx, the America Israel Business Connector, and currently focuses on business consulting and education,.
This session is all about tapping your creative energy. You do not have to be an artist to participate in these fun and rewarding activities. We will welcome Zandra Matthews and Terry Preston for several sessions of this class. Here are just some of the wonderful things we will create together:
- April 14th – Making Jewelry
- April 21st – Buttons, everywhere – even on your t-shirt. (here is one example)
- April 28th – Terry Preston will lead us through our creation of Vision Board.
- May 5th – Make your own Meditation Jars
- May 12th – Terry Preston returns to help us make Thumb Print Pots.
- May 19th – T-shirt jewlery at its finest.
- May 26th – Introduction to Zentangle – come get your kit and realize anything is possible one stroke at a time.
- June 2nd – Show off all or your creations.
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM – Lunch
We are thrilled the Chef Bob will be able to cook for us. We already know he’s a great chef. The charge for lunch will be $15. OR BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION.
Rev. Julie Wright and the clergy from Peachtree Road United Methodist Church will offer devotional comments during lunch. We thank them for their pastoral care of our Lifespan Family and we look forward to having this brief spiritual time.
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – Afternoon Sessions
Line Dancing – Rose Haven – Back in person!!
I know that most of you have been waiting for Rose to come back with line dancing in person. Yay! It’s finally here!! Come and join in with all of your favorite dancing friends.
And if you can’t make it to PRUMC in person – we will have Rose available on our Zoom link as well.
Technology Tutoring Session
We will have a virtual technology class every Tuesday morning during the session (see above for Tuesday classes). If you had some questions you didn’t get to ask or would like to practice some of what we learned, just come to our in-person technology session on Thursday afternoon. Bring your topics. We teach what you really want to know.
We won’t add any new information to the Tuesday morning content, but you can ask questions and we can practice a bit more with the techniques we learned. It’s called the best of both worlds.
Virtual Fridays – Zentangle – 10:45 to 12:15
Zentangle with Hilary Smith
Many of us have become passionate about wonderful Zentangle! Because of our connection to Heritage Village in Bethlehem, PA, we have gained an amazing Zentangle teacher and a wonderful new group of Lifespan friends. Come and see what you can create – and be amazed.
“All my life, people told me I wasn’t artistic. And then I found Zentangle and the amazing Certified Zentangle Teacher, Hilary Smith! It provides a peaceful and zen-filled experience, and I create something I’m PASSIONATE about. If I can to this, ‘anything is possible one stroke at a time.'” Peggy P.