New Courses

Highs in the Upper 60s: Music 1965-69
Highs in the Upper 60s: Music 1965-69
The late 1960s was a turbulent time in the United States, full of political changes, historic events and a rich variety of musical experimentation. We will think critically about the connections between music and the events of this era.
How to be Happy
How to be Happy
The epidemic of anxiety and depression in our current society often blinds people to the joys and pleasures all around them. This interactive course provides practical guidelines and exercises to build productive habits that rewire misleading mindsets
Intro to Machine Sewing
Intro to Machine Sewing
And sew it begins! You will complete three projects, including a great tote bag, while learning the basics of machine sewing, cutting and construction. Bring a machine if you have one, or you may use ours.
Italian II
Italian II
In this course we will work to improve overall pronunciation and fluency in the present tenses and be introduced to past and future tenses. We will illuminate our grammar studies with Italian literature, music, art and food.
Magnificent Tree Tour
Magnificent Tree Tour
Did you ever wish you could tell an oak from a maple, a beech from a birch? Spend a lovely day at Morris Arboretum learning to identify twenty magnificent native trees by examining their leaves, buds, flowers, fruits and bark.
Mahjongg for Beginners
Mahjongg for Beginners
Mahjongg is an exercise for the mind that involves skill, concentration and luck. This course is for beginners and for those needing a refresher. In addition to learning the rules, you’ll have hands-on experience playing the game, you’ll learn various strategies and you’ll have fun!
Music and Gossip in the Gilded Age
Music and Gossip in the Gilded Age
During the Gilded Age, between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I, technological and cultural innovations changed the lifestyles of the successful few and the many who struggled.
Necessary Fictions: Early American History
Necessary Fictions: Early American History
George Washington called our victory in the Revolutionary War “Little short of a Standing Miracle …”. Learn the real history of the Revolutionary War and the truth of Washington’s remarks vs. the necessary popular fictions.
Pickling
Pickling
Nothing brings a burst of summer sunshine to a winter meal like a jar of homemade pickles. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about the various types of pickles, the basics of pickling and the steps to the water bath canning procedure