Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Topics > General Interest

Amateur Astronomy--Understanding & Observing the Night Sky
$119.00 (2 sections 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.

Bee Keeping for Beginners
$49.00 (1 section available)
Discover the many benefits of raising bees in your own backyard. Learn the basics of what you need to begin backyard beekeeping, from buying honeybees and constructing the hive to preventing bee swarming and harvesting honey.

Chronic Pain? Let's Talk.
$39.00 (1 section available)
We all suffer from pain sometime in our lives. The stress of chronic pain can be a lonely journey that few understand. If you are experiencing pain or want to support someone through it, this class can help. General coping strategies will be discussed.

How to Lose Your Pittsburgh Accent
$49.00 (2 sections available)
Younz tired of soundin' like younz are from the 'Burg ahnat? Then come to this class and learn how to subdue your Pittsburghese. The course will also provide you with techniques on how to discuss, enlighten, demonstrate and persuade others through your speaking abilities.

How to Travel to Italy
$79.00 (1 section available)
Italy offers a variety of experiences to its visitors. It offers art, culture, history, romance, old world traditions, ruins and of course wonderful food. Learn about each of the five regions in Italy and what specific areas to go to according to what you want to visit. We'll also cover how to get around Italy, currency tips and more.

Introduction to Genealogy
$49.00 (1 section available)
Students will sharpen their investigative, genealogical skills through this course. Each student should leave with a better understanding of the records available to them, where to find them, and how to critically judge them.

Lovely But Lethal: Roza Shanina and the Great Patriotic War
$39.00 (1 section available)
On June 22, 1941 Germany invaded the Soviet Union, launching 4 years of some of the bloodiest fighting in all of World War II. Roza Shanina--a young kindergarten teacher--answered her country's call and became a sniper in the Red Army. We will explore this fascinating period of history, starting with some of the noteworthy people and technologies of the USSR, then discussing four major battles (Moscow, Leningrad, Stalingrad, and Kursk) before concentrating of Roza's life and wartime diary. Students will come away with a basic understanding of the Eastern Front and its importance in the story of the European Theater.

Pennsylvania Trolley Tour
$29.00 (1 section available)
Take a ride into the past at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum! Be a part of history through a scenic ride on antique trolleys, a guided exploration of the Trolley Display Building, and a behind-the-scenes look at the maintenance and restoration shop. Try your hand at operating a trolley with the new Trolley Simulator exhibit, and learn how trolleys transformed the past and continue to shape the future of transportation.

Pgh Pirates Baseball
$59.00 (1 section available)
Freelance sportswriter Greg 1Spalding will help you explore Pittsburgh Pirates baseball in culture, literature and history as we discuss the best teams, players, managers, announcers and fans in the Buccos 100+ history. During the class, we will read several books about the team, explore the rich history of the World Series champions, All-Star players, All-Star Games in Pittsburgh, MVP's, Hall of Famers, batting champions and Cy Young winners. We will also discuss how the Buccos broke the barriers for the Latino ballplayers to play in the major leagues. You will have a chance to view famous memorabilia from the past and present, participate in trivia contests and win prizes and even get some giveaways. The class will be entertaining, interactive and informative and is one a Pirate fan will not want to miss.

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