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Speak Italian - Lessons

Every Wednesday at 11:00am-12:30pm
January 7, 2015 - February 25, 2015

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Speak! Language Center brings Italian language and culture to the Senior Center!
Whether you’re eager to make the most of upcoming travel to Italy or you simply wish to start on your journey towards proficiency in this most beautiful language, Buon Viaggio is an ideal first step. You’ll learn everything from pronunciation and greetings to how to order at cafes and restaurants as well as basic grammar useful for conversations and daily life. Travel etiquette and endless travel tips included, too!  A fun, interactive course taught by a native Italian and very experienced and patient teacher. Arrivederci! 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Speak Italian - Lessons

Member $160.00
Guest $170.00


Travel Class - the Civil War Through Different Lenses

Every Thursday at 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Travel Class “The Civil War Through Different Lenses (for 2015)”
Introduction—Over the years, our Senior Center Civil Warriors have walked most every Civil War battlefield in the Old Dominion. This class, however, explores some of the innumerable other non-battle-related topics that make our country’s fratricidal war so interesting! Join us to discover: the amazing images of Civil War naval personnel; the talented engineers who mapped the war; the strange fate of Jefferson’s Monticello during the conflict; the role plantation slavery played in the massive upheaval; how Grant & Lee terminated the bloody war in Virginia; and the meaning of the Sesquicentennial—the 150th Anniversary—to the National Park Service. How did it differ from the Centennial? 
Our Lecturers—National Park Service Historian Beth Parnicza, veteran NPS Historian Ron Wilson (who worked at Appomattox 25 years), Military Historian & Tour Guide Dale Floyd, Civil War Historian & New York Times Contributing Author Ron Coddington, Slavery Historian Leni Sorensen, and Civil War Historian Rick Britton. 

• Thursday, March 19th - 6:oo pm – “The Army’s Other Eyes & Ears: The Topographical     Engineers” - Floyd

• Thursday, April 2nd - 6:oo pm - “Civil War Sailors: A Photo Potpourri” - Coddington

• Thursday, April 9th - 6:oo pm - “Monticello in the Civil War” - Britton

• Thursday, April 16th - 6:oo pm - “Lee & Grant at Appomattox” - Wilson

• Thursday, April 23 - 6:oo pm - “A Sense of the Sesquicentennial: A Park Ranger Ruminates” - Parnicza

• Thursday, April 30th – 6:oo pm – “Slavery, Plantations, & the Civil War” - Sorensen

*** Thursday, May 7th – Travel Session: A day-trip to Civil War sites in Harpers Ferry & nearby Charles Town, West Virginia! In quaint Charles Town we’ll see: the fabulous Jefferson County Museum, the courthouse where John Brown was convicted, and the field where he was hung. After lunch in Charles Town, we’ll hop over to gorgeous Harpers Ferry and take in John Brown’s Fort, the Jefferson Rock, and all of the historic town’s wonderful museums. If you enjoy history, this trip is an absolute must! (Bus tour departs 7:oo am, returns at approximately 6:3o pm. Travel session is a separate charge. Trip requires walking.)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Travel Class - the Civil War Through Different Lenses

Member $70.00