Adventures in Learning Programming


March 1, 2021 - April 7, 2021

Tuesday, March 16 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. 

Food for the Soul

Mary Jayne Wilson, Instructor

Course Description 

We will go over the basics of making a great pie dough, making chicken stock from scratch, the benefits and advantages of using local

ingredients.  We will be making a chicken pot pie, from scratch, from start to finish.


Mary Jayne Wilson, founder and Executive Chef behind Thoughtful Baking Co., is a self-motivated go-getter dedicated to doing all things in life with intention, creativity, and integrity.  She attended Johnson & Wales-Charlotte campus and earned her AS in Baking and Pastry and BA in Food Service Management. She served as Director of Operations and Executive Chef at Amélie’s French Bakery + Café for nine years. Ready for her next challenge, she started her own business, Thoughtful Baking Co.

Thursday, March 18 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. 


Course description 

I will discuss the emergence and transmission of coronavirus, new COVID variants , and provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Patara Parham joined Atrium Health in June 2015. She offers many years of experience in long-term care. Patara is the                                                           Director of Nursing at Sardis Oaks skilled nursing facility. She is an enthusiastic leader with a passion for improving the                                                       quality of life for all of her residents.

Tuesday, March 23 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.   

Stretching Dynamics
Lisa Lane, Instructor

Course Description
This class will be offering stretching dynamics for people who want to remain active. Techniques will be used to encourage participants to stretch on their own or even with a friend. We will cover stretches that are on different skill levels, however all can be adapted to various skill levels and all are useful in keeping your muscles alive and healthy.


Lisa Lane is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist who owns her own business in Mint Hill, NC. Her eight years of  expertise is helping clients with chronic or acute injuries and pain management. Her expertise lies in helping clients with chronic or acute injuries and pain management.  She sees a wide variety of clients with a variety who are post surgery, athletes, or trying to forego medication for conditions such as anxiety and  depression.                                             

Thursday, March 25 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Mary, Queen of Scots
Luther Wade Ph.D., Instructor

Course Description
A look at the tragic career of Mary, Queen of Scots, who succeeded to the Scottish throne as an infant, later became Queen of France, and was also a claimant to the throne of England.  Despite being a charming and glamorous woman, her mistakes led to banishment from Scotland, years of imprisonment in England, and death by beheading.  Even so, her descendants were to reign on the British throne.


Luther Wade has earned four degrees, including the Ph.D., from Louisiana State University, with additional graduate work at the University of Minnesota as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.  He holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Southeastern Louisiana University and, in addition, has taught at L.S.U. and UNCC. For 17 years, he was the producer and host of Viva Voce, a weekly radio program on WDAV, Classical 89.9 FM. He is also a regular contributor to Opera News magazine.    

Tuesday, March 30 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Solving the Mysteries of the Medicare Program

Lesile Aronovitz

Course Description

Even if you have had extensive interaction with the Medicare program, we know that you probably have questions that remain unanswered.  For example, how do you get those great benefits Joe Namath advertises on TV?  What exactly does it mean to be in the “donut hole” in your drug plan?  What medical screening tests does Medicare completely pay for, and even encourages you to get?  When does Medicare pay for home health care?  Find out the answer to these questions and more. 


During her 32-year career with the Government Accountability Office, Leslie directed over 150 studies related to Medicare, Medicaid, Public Health and the private insurance market.  Since her retirement in 2007, she has volunteered to help Medicare beneficiaries and people approaching age 65 better understand their program options.  Leslie is a certified public accountant and received her MBA from Boston University. 


Thursday, April 7 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.


Crisis Management

Cindy Hostetler, MSN, RN

Course Description 

A physical health crisis can be devastating for individuals and their families.  While an individual crisis cannot be fully predicted, we can plan how we structure services and organize approaches to best meet the needs of those individuals who experience a crisis. Too often that experience is met with rushed decision making without the best information and an undue burden on family members, caregivers and friends.  Join for this session to start planning today.


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