Learning Opportunities

Register now for a class at the Friday Center

This fall, connect, create, and explore at the Friday Center’s Community Classroom. All courses are held on Wednesday or Thursday mornings at the Friday Center and fees range from $20-$40. Visit the Friday Center website for more information and to register.

Community Classroom Offerings, Fall 2019:

Science Fiction, Science Fact
Oct. 2, 10-noon
Instructor: Claire Williams
Using a sci-fi narrative, explore science, its social impact and how to evaluate knowledge.

Passport to Retirement: Real-World Financial Education for Current Retirees & Those Contemplating Retirement
2 sections: Oct. 2-3, or Oct. 16 & 23, 9:30-noon
Instructors: Janna Deegan & Nina Lloyd
Receive dynamic instruction about various financial concepts and strategies.

Write Your Life
Oct. 2, 16 & 30, 10-noon
Instructor: Richard Krawiec
Draw on the material of your life to write or revise.

Music Journalism
Oct. 17, 10-noon
Instructor: Jack Bernhardt
Hear lessons learned while interviewing some of country and bluegrass music’s biggest stars.

The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina — FULL!
Oct. 17, 10-noon
Instructor: Philip Gerard
Learn about our state’s role in the Civil War through stories of the lives impacted by the conflict.

Sustainable Weight Control Through Ayurveda: Eat Your Way to Health
Oct. 17, 10-noon
Instructor: Marc Edwards, MD
Learn how Ayurveda, the science of life, informs how to optimize health and longevity.

Are U Smarter than Your Smartphone? Basic iPhone 101 Training — FULL!
Oct. 23, 24 & 31, 10-noon
Instructor: Tencil Coffee
Learn the basics of the Apple iPhone, as well as tips and tricks for maximizing its use.

The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World
Oct. 24, 10-noon
Instructor: Andrew Reynolds
Hear stories of courageous men and women around the world who worked for equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee
Oct. 31, 10-noon
Instructor: Jodi Magness
See and hear about the excavation of a Late Roman synagogue with stunning mosaics.

Ethics, Smethics! Ethics in an Age of Lies and Deceit
Oct. 31 & Nov. 7, 10-noon
Instructor: Edward (Ned) Brooks
Recognize, observe, and deal with ethical issues in a variety of formats.

Creative Writing Workshop
Oct. 31, Nov. 7 & 14, 10-noon
Instructor: Kay Bosgraaf
Boost your writing confidence, improve your writing process, create, and experiment.

Notre-Dame de Paris Before and After the Fire
Nov. 7, 10-noon
Instructor: Hélène Ducros
Engage with ideas about the protection and restoration of herigate sites through the lens and history of Notre-Dame.

The Literature of Hate
Nov. 7 & 14, 10-noon
Instructor: Danielle Christmas
Examine the arc of fiction narratives that have inspired and defined contemporary hate movements in the U.S.

Nuremberg, the United States & Human Rights
Nov. 7 & 14, 10-noon
Instructor: Joseph Ross
Learn about the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, its legacy and key Americans whose views were shaped by their participation.

Art Appreciation: Can You Hear the Music?
Nov. 14, 10-noon
Instructor: Rhonda Wilkerson
Discuss works of art with musical themes in this visual and musical art experience.

Holiday Strategies for Wine Success: Gifting and Entertaining
Nov. 14, 10-noon
Instructor: Lynn Krielow Chamberlain
Explore new pathways for giving and entertaining with wine that embrace the emotions behind choice.

Holiday Movies in the Morning: Polar Express
Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Druscilla French
Enjoy a free screening of the 2004 holiday classic, then discussion led by a noted film professor.