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This class explores contemporary memoirs by writers from diverse social backgrounds.  How do authors translate lived experiences of family life, travel, immigration, work, artistic expression, and politics into compelling literary works?  How do they chronicle the creation of complex identities shaped by race, class, gender identity, geography, and religion?  Analyzing both the achievements and the limitations of the memoir genre, we will discuss how authors map the emotional landscape of private life while addressing broader themes in history, politics, and culture.  Come share your ideas with other passionate readers in a stimulating yet relaxed environment.  Please read Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah before our first class meeting.  Other assigned books include: The Skin Above My Knee by Marcia Butler, Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution by Peter Andreas, and In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi.      

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 12/6/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/20/2017, 9/27/2017, 10/4/2017, 10/18/2017, 10/25/2017, 11/1/2017, 11/15/2017, 11/22/2017, 11/29/2017)

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Tuition: $120.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Lori Rotskoff 



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Nicknamed Il Divino (the divine one) by his contemporaries on account of his mastery of drawing design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, Michelangelo is the subject of an expansive exhibit at the Met, running from November 13, 2017 to February 12, 2018. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.  This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, an early painting, and a wood architectural model along with a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context.  Please note: the Met will not be allowing any guided tours of this exhibit.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM; starting 11/29/2017, ending 11/29/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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This lecture will cover the evolution of photography from the early daguerreotype to the rise of digital photography, and how photography came to be recognized as a fine art and not solely a scientific breakthrough.  We will be introduced to  major domestic and international artists from the nineteenth century to today and evaluate how their groundbreaking works played a critical role within the timeline of art history.  Some of the masters covered will include Edward Muybridge, Eugene Atget, F. Holland Day, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, Cindy Sherman, Robert Frank, Helmut Newton, Alex Prager and more.   The unprecedented appreciation today for the medium is reflected in personal and museum collections, the plethora of exhibitions and fairs dedicated to photography and auction record results.  Finally, we will discuss the role of artists today working in this medium during a time when we are constantly flooded with images and everyone seems to be a photographer.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; starting 12/6/2017, ending 12/6/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Ronnit Vasserman 



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Coinciding with David Hockney’s 80th birthday, this exhibition, running from November 27, 2017 to February 25, 2018 will present iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present.  With equal measures of wit and intelligence, Hockney’s art has examined how movement, space, and time can be captured in two dimensions. From his early adaptations of high-modernist abstraction, through plays with illusion and realism, to recent work in multi-screen videos, the key theme of his sustained investigation of the nature of looking will run throughout the retrospective.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 12/6/2017, ending 12/6/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Elizabeth Thompson Colleary 



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This class is for players who have taken beginner and advanced beginner classes and are ready for advanced topics, including slam bidding and modern bridge conventions.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM; 7 sessions; starting 1/10/2018, ending 2/28/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 2/21/2018)

Tuition: $175.00

Location : Bridge Deck Location : 
  Bridge Deck.

Instructor : Sylwia McNamara 



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For the major muscle groups, these free-weight exercises will increase muscular strength and endurance and will improve flexibility, range of motion, and body tone. Participants will learn to exercise safely and correctly. All ages and levels of fitness are welcome; progress will be according to ability. Bring an exercise mat and 1- 5 pound weights. Thursday evening class will use dynabands which will be available for purchase ($3 - $5) at the first class.   Enrollment limited to 18 students.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM; 8 sessions; starting 1/10/2018, ending 3/7/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 2/21/2018)

Tuition: $160.00

Location : Girl Scout House  Location : 
  Girl Scout House .

Instructor : Jeannine Palermo 



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Engage in stimulating conversation with a group of curious, well-informed and friendly news junkies. Meet each week to discuss a variety of challenging topics, including popular culture, politics, media issues and other items in the news — at the local, national and international levels. Bring your observations and an open mind. The round-table discussions will be facilitated by cultural historian Alfred Hunt. 

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM; 8 sessions; starting 1/10/2018, ending 3/7/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 2/21/2018)

Tuition: $160.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Alfred Hunt 



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