Life Long Learning Course Offerings 2013
Tour of Winslow Cemetery– with Regina Porter & Joe Rofe, @ off-site, Cost $5, 1 Thursday, June 20, from 9:00-11:30 am (take a historic tour of the oldest cemetery in Marshfield and hear about our historical families such as the Thomas’s, Webster’s & Winslow’s.
Work and Play the Winslow Way - with Regina Porter, @ Winslow House, Cost $10, 1 Session, Friday, June 7, from 10:00 am -1:00 pm. (tour the Winslow House with your guide and bring your own brown bag lunch to enjoy in the tea room, and complete your tour of the other buildings in the estate)
Other Course Offerings Include:
Maximizing your Tablet Device – with Chris Woods, Katy Mayo, Ron McGrath, & Gayle Walsh @ Ventress Library, Cost $20, 4 Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25, from 6 – 7:30 pm. (tips and tricks on using your iPods, kindles, nooks and other similar devices)
Excel Class for the Beginner - with Kevin Woods, @ Ventress Library, Cost $20, 3 Saturdays, June 15, 22, & 29 from 1:00-3:00 pm. (learn to use spread sheets for budgeting and organizing)
Virtual Brant Rock Tour- with Regina Porter & Cindy Castro, @ Haddad’s Restaurant, Cost $25, (fee includes luncheon and lecture) 1 Friday, May 17, from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, includes luncheon and lecture. (see and discover how Brant Rock looked in days gone by and how it has changed today)
Walk a Labyrinth, – with, Chris Woods & Joe Rofe,@ Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham Cost TBA, 1 Session, Friday, July 12th, 10:00 am -2:00 pm. Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy on the premises. (1st meet at the Ventress Library Start at 10:00 am to watch a video about Labyrinths and then travel to and tour Glastonbury Abbey)
History of Marshfield, -with Regina Porter, @ Ventress Library, Cost $5, 1 Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am -12:00 noon. (An overview of Marshfield’s vast and intriguing history through lively lecture and discussion)
The Actors Workshop - with Sally Wright, @ COA, Cost $20, 7 Tuesdays, May 7th, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11 and 18 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. (The class will entail improvisation, scene study and culminate with a 1 act play)
Gardening - with Roni Lahage, @ COA for 1st session and off site at the Master Gardener’s home for the 2nd session, Cost $20, 2 sessions, Wednesdays, 1st session May 15th and 2nd session the 22nd, 10 am – Noon. “Plan to Plant” help with choosing what and where to plant and second session will be hands on.
Heritage Museum, Nancy Kelly, Off-site, Cost $20 (including transportation), 1 session, Friday, May 10th from 9:30 am to 4 pm. We will leave the COA at 9:30 am and arrive in Sandwich at 10:30 for a guided tour of the beautiful Heritage Gardens. You can enjoy lunch at the Café (on your own) or bring a brown bag lunch. You are then you are free to explore the gardens, view the antique car show that will be taking place or walk the labyrinth. We depart for home at 3 pm.
American Folk Art – Version II, Bob Jackman, @ COA, Cost $20, 6 Sessions, Wednesdays, April 17 and 24th and May 1, 8, 15 and 22. From 10 to 11:30 am. Topics will include maritime folk art, hooked rugs, folk boxes, signs, store novelties and much more. Interaction is encouraged.
Marshfield in Maps, Bob Jackman @ COA and Ventress Library, Cost $20, 2 Course Offerings of 6 Sessions each, Course I- Thursdays, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the COA or Course Option II – Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Ventress Library. The program surveys both historical Marshfield maps and exciting current specialized online maps. Particular attention will be given to Marshfield’s shifting rivers and shorelines as recorded on maps.
The Nature of the South Shore, John Galluzzo, @ COA, Cost $20, 6 Sessions, Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1 and 8 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. John will discuss the creatures that live in our own backyards from coyotes to salamanders, from wildflowers in the spring to horseshoe crabs in the bay. Find out what creatures are living nearer to you than you may think.
Intermediate Digital Photography Course, Jeanne McKenna, @ COA, Cost $20, 6 Sessions, Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, 28, June 3 and 10 from 10:30 – 12:00 noon. A more in depth review of photography including; lighting, cropping, depth of field, fill in flash and reflectors. We will discuss portraits, night photography, still life’s and there will probably be 2 field trips.
Musical Romanticism, Larry King, @ COA, Cost $20, 6 Sessions, Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, and June 5, and 12 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Musical Romanticism began in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as an attempt to increase emotional expression and power to describe deeper truths and human feelings while preserving and extending the formal musical structures from the Classical Era.
A Course in Writing, Robert McNulty, @ COA $20, 6 Sessions, Tuesdays, May 7th, 14, 21, 28 and June 4 and 11 from 1-2:30 pm. The course will encompass all forms of writing from the occasional letter to the editor, poems, journaling to the great American novel. Learn techniques, organization, writing contests and even how to get published or how to self-publish.