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Mondays, February 27–April 3 | 1–3:30 p.m.

Eric Kisch, Host, Musical Passions on 104.9 WCLV classical FM

Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, Siegal Lifelong Learning

This course addresses the changing image of America’s Jews as portrayed in motion pictures. Did Hollywood reinforce existing stereotypes or create a new vision of the Jew in America? How do films such as “The Jazz Singer,” “Gentleman’s Agreement,” and “Annie Hall” reflect the ideas and sensibilities of the major Jewish players in the film industry?

Landmark Centre | Members: $110; Nonmembers: $130 | REGISTER >


Tuesdays, May 9–30 | 1–4 p.m.

Peggy Wertheim, Local Surface Design Artist

Discover, create, and explore the exciting techniques of batik and silk painting inspired by the natural beauty of Squire Valleevue Farm. Students will learn resist application, waxing, color blending, dye theory, paint and salt techniques. They will create several pieces of silk wall art to frame and/or silk scarves. A wealth of design ideas, reference books and handouts provided. No experience necessary. Limited enrollment.  A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms, The Honey House | Members: $80; Nonmembers: $100 | REGISTER >


Fridays, June 2–30 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Patricia Sigmier, Local Artist

In this course we will explore painting in the outdoors using watercolor or the medium of your choice. Subjects will be found in the beautiful environs of Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms. Students of all skill levels, including beginners, are welcome. Each student will be instructed individually and work at his/her own pace. Bring a bag lunch.

Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms | Members: $200; Nonmembers: $220 | REGISTER >