Friday, December 9, 2022
Topics > General Interest

Amateur Astronomy--Understanding & Observing the Night Sky
$59.00 (1 section available)
Explore the scope of the universe, immense distances, stargazing equipment, the solar system, deep space, seasons and constellations. The grand finale will be "in the field," an actual observation of the night sky using various types of telescopes.

America's Best Idea: Our National Parks And Other Public Lands
$49.00 (1 section available)
Survey the history of our National Parks and other public lands from the early conservation movement to the present day. Tremendous diversity of our public lands will be brought to focus, along with discussion of local and regional sites.

Battle of Gettysburg - Part 2
$69.00 (1 section available)
An in-depth look at the Battle of Gettysburg. Previously students in the Battle of Gettysburg Part 1 explored 19th Century warfare followed by a review of the initial campaigns of the Civil War and the events leading up to and including the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. This class, Battle of Gettysburg Part 2, continues coverage of the Gettysburg campaign on days 2-5 through to its conclusion, as well as its legacy and meaning for America today.

Bird Watching
$39.00 (1 section available)
Observe bird migrations from local wooded areas and learn to distinguish different species. You can become part of the great amateur sport of birding and enjoy a relaxing morning of fresh air and bird watching. Dress for a walk in the woods with good well-covered shoes. Bring your binoculars.

Bridge 1
$99.00 (1 section available)
Learn the basic bids of the Standard American five-card major bidding system. Topics covered: no trump bids, responses, the convenient minor, take-out-doubles, the overall, and scoring. Each class includes time for students to play hands. Suggested textbook -Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction by Audrey Grant.

Clutter No More
$39.00 (1 section available)
In this fast-paced world, it seems everyone is stretched too thin. One of the ways to greatly improve life is by becoming more organized. No more spending an hour looking for that important paper. No more paying late fees because a bill was lost or buying a second of something because the first is missing. The first step in this process is to understand why so much stuff is accumulated. The second step is getting organized in a way that makes sense for your life. Students will learn how to do this and see that it's not so intimidating, and it can even be fun.

Croatian Arts & Heritage
$59.00 (1 section available)
Croatian & Croatian-American art has had an impact in the Pittsburgh area. We'll look at it from within the broader social, cultural, and political contexts of production. Historical overview of selected artists and works is provided, as is attention to Pittsburgh's historic Croatian community (once the largest outside of Croatia proper).

Food Cravings
$39.00 (1 section available)
Why do we always crave the unhealthy foods like ice cream and potato chips? In this class, students will learn what's going on in the body when you have a food craving, the real cause of food cravings, and how to reduce & replace unhealthy food cravings. Students will also learn how to follow a healthy diet while still enjoying their favorite foods, how to eat mindfully and avoid overeating, and how to snack in a healthy way. This class will give students simple lifestyle changes for healthy living and weight loss support. Handouts and resources will be provided.

Genealogy from A to Z
$59.00 (1 section available)

Finding that the Internet doesn't have all the answers to your family history questions?  Learn how to find your ancestors through census, courthouse records, passenger lists, church and cemetery records, etc. and also learn how to use the Internet to enhance your genealogy research.

Get Funny!
$139.00 (6 sections available)
The ability to create humor is a skill many people don't have, yet wish they did. If you're interested in learning how to come up with jokes or witticisms on the fly, punch up dull material for an audience, or make a living as a comedy writer, this course will get you going. Learn how to use humor to speak more effectively, write better, and increase your popularity.

Introduction to the Holocaust
$59.00 (1 section available)
Learn the history of the holocaust. We will discuss causes of the holocaust, including the rise of the Nazi party and anti-Semitism.

Life of Abraham Lincoln
$69.00 (1 section available)
Examine the life of Abraham Lincoln, America's greatest president. It will begin with the early development of his unique character and continue with his life as an Illinois lawyer/politician. The course will then proceed to his leadership during the American Civil War.

Stand-Up Comedy
$69.00 (1 section available)
For those who have thought about doing stand-up comedy but never quite got up the nerve to try, this course will introduce you to the world of stand-up comedy. Participants will learn how to write various types of comedic material and will have the opportunity to develop and perform their own comedy routine. Dealing with stage fright and getting started in the comedy business will also be covered.

The First World War and the World It Created
$69.00 (1 section available)
This course will explore an introduction to the first world war. Learn how the old world was destroyed by the war, the catastrophe of the war itself and the new world the war created.

The Healing Power of Touch: the Awesomeness of Infant Massage
$65.00 (1 section available)
Learn techniques passed down through centuries that promote positive health and wellness in infants that will be conducted by a baby's very first teacher. The parent! Parents will learn infant massage techniques that help relieve colic, increases bonding and language development, improves blood circulation and sleeping patterns, and many other beneficial healing properties.

The History of Ireland - Legend and Literature
$89.00 (1 section available)
Let's learn about the history of Ireland as seen through the literature, history, and legends. We will read the greatest Irish writers and see how they tell the history of Ireland. We will look at the origins of legends, the invasion by the English, and the potato famine that led to the great migration to America.

Time Management-Organizing for Success
$39.00 (1 section available)
Get your questions answered. The program takes a systems approach to personal organizational skills. The focus is on learning some easy-to-implement "how to's" and having some insightful fun at the same time. Included are techniques to reduce or eliminate such favorite time wasters as crisis management, attempting too much, telephone tag, procrastination, paper shuffling, meetings, lack of priorities and drop-ins.

Tips for European Travel
$39.00 (1 section available)
Let a seasoned traveler help guide you in planning your dream vacation to Europe. Topics include pre-trip planning, documents, money, packing, health issues, traveling within Europe, accommodations, dining and entertainment and shopping.

Tool School
$69.00 (1 section available)
Learn vital home repair skills such as basic plumbing, tiling, drywall repair, painting, as well as basic tool use and safety in a relaxed (and fun) atmosphere. Join us as we become confident in our homes.

Tool School-Electric
$39.00 (1 section available)
Take away the intimidation of electricity in home maintenance. Learn how to rewire a lamp, replace a light fixture, and replace an outlet or a switch.

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