Submitted by Marisela Cadena-Smith of Collin College
Collin College’s “Seniors Active in Learning” summer program will have plenty of thought-provoking discussions, storytelling, games, movies and additional activities to choose from during June.
Registration is required and the cost is $20 for an unlimited number of courses. Sponsored by Collin College’s Continuing Education, the following activities meet at Collin College’s Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano, unless otherwise noted:
Using Technology: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Daphne Lee
• June 4 – Kindle Fire
• June 18 – Explore iPad
Book Discussion Group: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Judith Parks
• June 11 – “The Painted Veil” by Somerset Maugham
• June 25 – “My Cousin Rachel” by Daphne du Maurier
Afternoon at the Movies: 1:30-3 p.m.
• June 11 – “The Help” starting Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
The remaining two movie selections in June will be announced at the first class meeting.
Modern Art: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Patrick Lewis
• June 5-July 10 – A look at the innovations in art during the last years of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th century.
Short Stories: 1:30-3 p.m. – Sonia Meltzer
• June 5-July 3 – Read and discuss from “The World’s Greatest Short Stories” edited by James Daley.
History Movie Series: 1:30-4 p.m. – Fred Smith and Richard Cudlipp
“The War” is an Emmy award-winning miniseries by Ken Burns that explores the history and horror of World War II from an American perspective, by following so-called ordinary men and women who became caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in history.
• June 5 – “A Necessary War.” December 1941-December 1942.
• June 12 – “When Things Get Tough.” January 1943-December 1943
• June 19 – “A Deadly Calling.” November 1943-June 1944.
• June 26 – “Pride of Our Nation.” June 1944-August 1944.
Mah Jongg: 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Lois Bir
• June 6-July 18 – Enjoy playing this challenging game. Students should already know the rules of the game; some recent experience is desirable.
The Space Age: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Earnest Deadwyler
• June 6 – “Wernher von Braun and the Race to the Moon.”
• June 13 – “The Continental U.S. Anti-Ballistic Missile Program.”
Bits of History: 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Richard Cudlipp
• June 6-20 – Audience choice. Sample subjects: Women and spies in the Civil War; WWII Pacific naval battles; Tesla – the man who lit up the world; Was the U.S. founded as a Christian nation; History of U.S. red ink; Napoleon and Wellington at Waterloo.
Lone Star Nation: 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Fred Smith
• June 27 – A continuation of the spring study of the Lone Star state. This session covers the history of Texas as an independent nation, 1836-1848, including material on the Indian wars and the Texas Rangers.
Notorious Women: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Mary Jo Dolan
• June 14 – “The Life and Times of Little Sure Shot” (Annie Oakley)
• June 21 – “The Tragic Life of Mary Mallon (Typhoid Mary)
• June 28 – “The Unsinkable Mrs. Brown
Acoustic Guitar for Absolute Beginners
• June 14-July 5 – Bring your guitar and learn some basics. We will laugh, have fun and make music and learn at least one simple song each session.
Quick Sketching: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
June 9-23 – The first class meeting on June 9 will begin with a pre field trip orientation at the college in the second floor Student Lounge (Room 200). For additional details regarding supplies and sketch sites, call 972.985.3788.