Adventures In Learning – Summer 2017

 

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Welcome! Adventures in Learning (AIL) is an intellectually stimulating experience in an atmosphere of friendship. If you are new to the program, we warmly welcome you and appreciate your interest.

 

 

Where:

  • Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 (Yes – we are staying at Sharon Presbyterian Church, NOT Christ Episcopal this summer!)
    (located near the intersection of Sharon & Fairview Rd, close to SouthPark. The church is directly across the street from Sharon Towers.)
  • Look for the signs directing you to the campus entrance, parking area, and to the Chapel for AIL programs and classes.

How to Register:

  • Print and complete the registration form and mail it with your check to The Shepherd’s Center, 3115 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 by Thursday, July 6, 2017.
  • Make checks payable to The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte.
  • After July 6,  you may hand-deliver your registration and check to Shepherd’s Center (by Friday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m.) or register on the first day of class (July 10).
  • Advance registration is preferred. Access the registration page here:

Details:

  • Arrive any time after 9:30 to pick up your name tag and enjoy fellowship with others.
  • Check at the registration table for the class list with room assignments and their locations.
  • Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 pm.

Notices

  • If a class on a particular day is cancelled we invite you to visit another class for that day.
  • No refunds are available.

SponsorsThe Shepherd’s Center gratefully acknowledges the generous support of businesses in our community.

Adventures in Learning”Memorable Mondays”

Program Guide

Mondays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2017

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Bridge —It’s time to brush up your skills—Wally review various basic, fundamental bidding guidelines. The bidding principles that always apply for: 1) Opener, 2) Responder, 3) Overcaller. Plus discussion & tips about taking tricks as a declarer. Pre-dealt hands will be prepared for practice bidding. (Maximum 28 students). Instructor: Wally Marcin

iPad Focus So you have an iPad, now what? This series will cover 1) Making it Work: explore the basics, 2) Cameras/Photos/How to e-mail photos, 3) Personal Contacts/FaceTime, 4) Review of what we’ve learned (Q&A). Must have an iPad! Instructor: Maria Huson

JewelryTake your old jewelry and make it new or create a brand new piece. Bring old beads or jewelry to the first class or new items purchased from any of the local craft stores. No experience necessary! Instructor: Cris Osborne

Mixed Media Modern Artists’ Books The Bechtler Collection contains many examples of artists’ books. These are compilations of works of art, often accompanied by poems or other texts.  Participants will experiment with a variety of drawing techniques, mark making, painting, collage, printmaking, and book assemblage. Individuals choose their favorite works and use them to create their own mixed media artists’ books. The interplay of text and images, as well as considerations of printing process and the design of the book, allows for many exciting possibilities within narrative, media, and meaning that are specific to the artists’ book alone. Instructor: Laura Allison

Spanish Level I — This course aims to develop skills in vocabulary, pronunciation & a brief discussion of basic grammar skills. Vocabulary topics related to introductions, greetings, numbers, colors, months, seasons, foods, and titles of family members will be introduced and discussed. Additionally, pronunciation of sounds and letters will be taught using consonants and vowels of the Spanish language. Basic grammar skills such as the correct use of gender and formal/informal will be covered.  (Maximum 12 students). Instructor: Carmen Vargas

World War I —This series includes: The Global Origins of the Great War— Prior to 1938, The Great War, best known as World War I, was the war to end all wars. What motivated Europe and other world nations to engage in four years of unprecedented slaughter? Instructor: Dr. Heather Perry

City of Canvas—”City of Canvas” is a documentary of Camp Greene, a military training camp located outside of Charlotte from 1917-1919. He will discuss how he became interested in the Camp’s History and the making of the video. Instructor: Jack Dillard

The Russian Revolution of 1917—Just before the U.S. entered the war, revolution broke out in Russia. They later dropped out of the War and entered into a long period of turmoil. Dr. Cole will discuss the events leading up to the revolution and the aftermath. Instructor: Dr. Tom Cole

Doughboys and Camp Greene 1917-1918—This exhibit offers interesting details about how the country came together to support the troops, the role of women and the work of non-profit organizations at the camps such as the YMCA. Instructor: Jane Johnson

“Terrific Tuesdays” August Lecture Series

Tuesdays, August  8, 15, 22

“Charlotte Gems”

10:30—11:30 a.m.
Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Dr.  Charlotte, NC  28215

How to Register:

· Complete the registration form and return it with your check to The Shepherd’s Center, 3115 Providence Rd.,  Charlotte, NC 28211 by Monday, July 31. Access the registration page here:

Terrific Tuesdays – August & September

· Make checks payable to The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte.

· After that date, you may hand-deliver your registration and check to Shepherd’s Center.

· For these series ONLY, you  may call the Shepherd’s Center to register and mail payment afterwards.

Details

· Arrive any time after 10:10.

· Lectures begin at 10:30 and end at 11:30 AM

· Park in front of the building. Signs will be posted directing you.

Cost is $5.00 per person per lecture, or $15.00 for each series. No refunds are available. 

PROGRAM

August 8:  Erin Fede and her group of improvisers have been serving our community through comedy since 2006.  The group’s goal is to provide family-friendly comedy that is not scripted or rehearsed, then give away 100% of their show proceeds to local charitable organizations. When they walk on stage, they let it roll – you never know what will happen, what twists and turns will take place.  The audience is often asked for suggestions which inspire their games and scenes.  Laughter erupts and the fun begins. You won’t want to miss this presentation as we kick off the August lecture series.

August 15: Dr. Annie Alexander was North Carolina’s first licensed female doctor. A native of Mecklenburg county, this lecture will cover the story of her life from early days in the Meck Dec to medical school, then her return to practice medicine in 19th-century Charlotte. “Dr. Annie” was a caring professional, who was respected and loved by all who knew her. In an age when few women had a career, she carved out a trail for future women and remains one of the city’s most popular historical figures. Lecturer: Shelia Bumgarner, librarian in the Robinson Spangler Carolina Room at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.

August 22:  Pat Martin, Director of Development, Duke Mansion & the Lee Institute, and Rosalie Reynolds, Board Member, present “The Duke Mansion and the Duke Family: 100 Years of History and Legacy to the Carolinas”. Join us for this walk down memory lane.

“Terrific Tuesdays” SEPTEMBER Lecture Series

Tuesdays, September 12, 19, 26

My Hometown USA

10:30—11:30 a.m.
The Well—220 Main St. Pineville, NC 28134

How to Register:· Complete the registration form on page 9 and return it with your check to The Shepherd’s Center, 3115 Providence Rd.,  Charlotte, NC 28211 by  Tuesday, September 5. Access the registration page here: Terrific Tuesdays – August & September

· Make checks payable to The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte.

· After that date, you may hand-deliver your registration and check to Shepherd’s Center.

For these series ONLY, you  may call the Shepherd’s Center to register and mail payment afterwards

Details

· Arrive any time after 10:10.

· Lectures begin at 10:30 and end at 11:30 AM

· Parking is available across the side street from The Well. Signs will be posted directing you.

Cost is $5.00 per person per lecture, or $15.00 for the  series. No refunds are available. 

PROGRAM

Joe Griffin will provide a three-part lecture about the history of Pineville and surrounding areas, based on his book “My Hometown USA.”  His interest in researching the history of Pineville from the days of its first inhabitants, beginning before there was an official name for it on the map, began with a drive to learn about his family history. In researching his family history, he found out about five times as much information about the community’s history as he did his own family! That led him to embark on a 20-year quest to record Pineville’s history.

Joe’s book describes the history of Pineville and many of its neighborhoods. This book includes the history of Lower Providence, better known today as Ballantyne. Even if you don’t hail from Pineville, come hear Joe’s entertaining stories about the areas and pick up some points about writing a local history.

NEW! EXTENSION OF AIL:

PINNACLE CLUB

First time event! The Shepherd’s Center is pleased to invite you to the inaugural educational learning getaway.

Who? 50 folks who want to broaden their knowledge
What? Midweek getaway for focused learning on “Appalachian Art and More”
When? Wednesday, September 13 — Friday, September 15
Where? Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC
Cost: $250 pp, double occupancy; $300 pp, single occupancy
(includes transportation, lodging, 5 meals, lectures & receptions)
Nonrefundable deposit of $100 due by Friday, August 18. Final payment is due September 5. Travel policies apply.
Need more information? Contact Nina Arten  704-365-1995

Our speakers include Laurie Fisher – she will be our first speaker. She’s a dance caller and musical mercenary (her words). She performs on multiple “folky” instruments. She will be providing introductions and entertainment on several traditional  Appalachian instruments and stories of dance.

Anne Chesky Smith is the Director of the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center and will be speaking about the Black Mountain College. She has authored and co-authored several articles and three books on local history. John Corkran (lived at Black Mountain College, where his father taught English and American History) will join Anne for the presentation about Black Mountain College. He knows the college and the area well and will be a wonderful addition to this lecture.

Our third speaker, Benjamin K Roe, is the Executive Director of the Staunton, VA –based Heifetz International Music Institute. He will provide two lectures on Thursday which will focus on Instruments of the region/music traditions in the area/how the music compared to other traditional music and history of the music and instruments. Before joining the Heifetz Institute Mr. Roe was the Managing Producer for the Music and Performance at WGBH, Boston. He also served as the General Manager of WDAV 89.9 FM in Davidson, NC after a 20 year stint at NPR in Washington, DC.

  Sponsored by our friends at Sharon Towers

Thanks to all our Volunteer Instructors!

 

  

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