Red Maple Leaves

Adventures In Learning Summer Registration

Charlotte – Mecklenburg History Continues from 1940 – Present

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Hear about Charlotte-Mecklenburg History in 1940, prior to WWII, and watch is grow and develop through the eyes of the mayors from Ben Douglas to Dan Clodfelter.  This will be a fun course for all: those who have been raised here to newcomers! We will resume where the Spring 2022 session left all, but all are welcome! 
Instructor: Jim Sasser

"How to Be An Anti-Racist"

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

The class is based on the 2019 book, How to Be An Anti-racist, by Ibram Kendi. The book describes a process of developing into a person who does not attribute race for behavior, appearance, economics, etc., but does recognize that race in America has created the attitudes and conditions that create racial differences. In other words, racial assumptions are not the cause of conditions, but the outcome. My methods of presenting and processing information about the material are: discussion, exercises, journaling, homework, readings, experiences, etc. Instructor: Jinny Sullivan

Art Exploration

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

 Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will explore jewelry making, watercolor resist paintings, optical illusion art, bookmaking, expressionist self portraits, and print transfers. Exploration and experimentation will be key parts of the creative process and all skill levels are welcome! Come ready to play with materials and use new techniques to create personalized artworks. 
Instructor: Tashonda Wright 

How to Speak Bridge 

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Exploring the language, agreements and understandings behind bridge bidding. Includes: Counting Points to Their Full Trick Taking Value. Bidding your points as 1) Opener 2) Responder 3) Over-caller 4) Advancer. Discussion followed by hands-on bidding practice as time permits. 
Instructor: Wally Marcin

Smartphone Workshop
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM &
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

This class is for individuals with smartphones. The class will be student driven, so bring your questions and we will develop the curriculum around your needs.  
Instructor: SCC Staff
*This class is limited to 15 participants. Due to limited space, you can only sign up for either the morning or afternoon session, not both. 

Gentle Chair Yoga
Oct. 17th – Nov. 7th* 

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Where you connect movement with breath. Ideal for the differently enabled. Where added flexibility and increased mobility is encouraged along with mindfulness and breathing. 
“If you are breathing you are doing yoga” 
Instructor: Jack Hunter

The Enlightenment

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

The last of four sessions on the Evolution of Human Consciousness deals with the period of Western history from 1685 to 1815. These few years are seen as representing maturation of Scientific, Philosophical and Political awareness of European Society. The Scientific Revolution will involve such luminaries as Kepler, Newton, and Bacon. Philosophical discourse ranged from the ideas of Descartes to Hume, Diderot and Kant. Political thought was profoundly altered by Locke, Spinoza, Montesquieu and Jefferson. It was an age of these and other intellectual giants who profoundly affected the course of Euro-American evolution over only 130 years. Instructor: Bill Logan, M.D.

Two Men Fishing

Fall Classes Being Offered

You may choose one 11:00 AM Class and one 1:00 PM Class

General Session

October 3

Speaker Leslie Aronovitz
Recently, the Congress and the Administration have made quite a few improvements to Medicare. We heard that the Inflation Reduction Act limits out-of-pocket drug costs, caps insulin copays and makes many vaccines free. The new law also makes more people eligible for Part D assistance. At around the same time, the Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule that will permit people with Medicare to purchase hearing aids online or over the counter without a prescription. Although these are exciting times for Medicare beneficiaries, there are so many questions about how and when they will be in effect. Leslie will explain all of these provisions, discuss the timelines for their implementation and provide practical advice on how to access these benefits.