Lifelong Learning Programs

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Join us for some friendly

and

lively discussions

 

2nd & 4th

 Friday of the month

at 10:30 am

Via Zoom

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Join this lively group as you tackle all the

 latest breaking news, including local, state,

  nationwide and global events!

  

Wednesdays :  10:00am - 12:00pm

 

Discussion Leader: Tom

 

Classes are held at the center "Mural Room" & Via Zoom Link is provided below

SLN Programs September 2021

All times are 2 pm EST 

The programs below are in person live streamed

 at the Senior Center

(we have 5 spaces available for those who cannot attend in person)

 

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Tues., Sept 21st - FDR Presidential Library and Museum/ Jeff Urbin

Books, Boots and Bridles: The Story of the Horse Back Librarians

Join one of our favorites, Jeff Urbin- as he shares the story of the Pack Horse Library initiative, a little known program of the Roosevelt Administration's WPA. Its mission, carried out almost entirely by women, was to deliver and distribute reading materials to the far off corners of Appalachia during the darkest hours of the Great Depression.

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Tues., Sept 28th - Buffalo Bill Center of the West/What’s all the hoot about owls? ( Yellowstone Park)

Many humans have a fascination with owls. Found across the globe, in almost every type of habitat, owls have managed to survive as a group for more than 80 million years. What has allowed owls to thrive and become a vital part in the balance of nature? Using visual aids and a real, live owl, this program will explore the adaptations such as hearing and silent flight that make owls some of the top predators in the GreaterYellowstone Ecosystem and the world.

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      Tues., Oct 5- Scotts Bluff National Monument

     "Nebraska, honestly, it's not for everyone"

However, there's a real gem of a natural area and historic site along the North Platte River in western Nebraska that draws visitors from all over the country and the world. Learn what there is to see and do at Scotts Bluff National Monument. Ponder the travels of the pioneers who saw the bluffs here as a landmark on their travels to Oregon, California and the Salt Lake Valley of Utah. Discover some unique geology. Enjoy the scenery of the North Platte River Valley from the summit of the bluff. Honestly, we think there's something for everyone at Scotts Bluff National Monument.

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     Tues., Oct. 12- Return to Hearst Castle:

    “From Campsite to Castle” Julia Morgan, Architect

 

Julia Morgan designed nearly 700 buildings, more than any other architect of the 20th century. Her best known project, Hearst Castle, is world-renowned for its dramatic beauty. The project became one of the longest and most fascinating collaborations between architect and client, William Randolph Hearst. Join us in a unique presentation with a guide from Hearst Castle who highlights the achievements of the architect and the fascinating, 28 year- long building process of the estate. Showcasing a miniature model of the castle and several historic images, we will see the transformation from a small bungalow on Hearst’s family’s campsite overlooking San Simeon Bay to the amazing “castle” it is today.

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     Tues.Oct.19- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

    “The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Carter “

Throughout his life, President Carter has found himself in extraordinary circumstances faced with extraordinary opportunities, many of which were brought about by the American Presidency. This presentation will examine civic engagement and discuss the primary sources of the Carter Library and National Archives to address the question, “What is the secret to an extraordinary life?”

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       Tues.Oct.26- National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C

      “A Visit to America’s Front Yard"

Visit with a Park Ranger from National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C, for a virtual tour of the park sometimes referred to as America's Front Yard.  We will explore the history and symbolism of memorials, such as Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr and more!

 This is an in person live stream at the Senior Center.

Please register ahead on myactivecenter.com or

by calling the Center at 203-977-5151.

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Open Technology Session

Wednesdays  1 to 2pm at the center

 

 Having problems with Zoom or any other computer, tablet or  smart phone issues? 

You are not alone!

 

Our Amazing Technology Team is here

to help answer all your questions.

 

  Please let us know what other topics you would like to learn .

 

 Email us stamfordseniorcenter@stamfordct.gov

and let us know, or better yet, hop

onto the Open Tech session and speak with

Stu, Peter or Rouja about your ideas.

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English as a Second

Language

Beginners Level w/ Andrea

Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm

Starting Sept. 9th in person at the center.

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Advanced Spanish 

Tuesdays at 2 pm

Instructor: Angeles Dam

Starting Oct 5th  - Nov 16th 2021

7 week course 

$25 for members & $80 for non-members

In person at the Center.