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“There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time,
when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing,
and thought it time well spent.”

Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

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The Winter term for the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield Adventures in Learning Program

January 10, 2018 to February 28,2018
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St., Chester, VA
$25.00 Members $40.00 Non-members
Call 706-6689 to register for classes
Doors open at 8:45 a.m.
Enjoy coffee and Panera pastries before and in between your classes.

All Day Description
Coloring Books For Adults

Meet in the Great Hall and let your creativity flow. This practice generates wellness, quietness and stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. Pencils and coloring books supplied.

The Reading Room

A quiet place to enjoy your books and/or newspapers. Loaner books and magazines supplied

9:00 to 9:50 a.m. Description
Essential Oils for a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle
Instructor: Carol

In this six week class, we will explore the history of chemical free essentials oils and how healthy choices can promote a healthy lifestyle. Carol will show you how and when the oils should be used aromatically, topically, and internally. Learn how they can be homemade and how they can be utilized in cooking

Hula Hooping**
Instructor: Martha

Relive your youth while increasing balance and flexibility with this low impact exercise class.
Pre-registration is required by calling (804) 706-6689.

Introduction to Watercolors**
Instructor: Tonya

The class will start with color theory and color mixing, brush types and how to achieve different painting techniques, and application of ten watercolor techniques to achieve different effects in your compositions. Initial compositions will work on shade and lighting. Once students feel confident with the watercolor medium, they will select their own subjects to create individual compositions.
Pre-registration is required by calling (804) 706-6689.
For materials list please call (804) 706-6689.
Class size is limited to 15 people.

Tai Chi - Advanced
Instructor: Mike

The Advanced Tai Chi class is for students from previous classes who are comfortable doing the complete Long Form.

9:00 to 10:50 a.m Description
Bible Study
Instructor: Totmes

An in-depth study of Books of the Bible, verse by verse. Participation and discussions are encouraged. There is no charge for this class.

Fun with Wire**
Instructor: Deni

In this class, you will learn to twist and loop wire to make usable and decorative items and add color to your decor. Each week will be something different.
Class size is limited to eight students.
Pre-registration is required by calling (804) 706-6689.

History of Scotland: The Early Years
Instructor: Don

This course covers the early period of Scottish History from before the Roman invasion to the Period of Enlightenment.
This is the first of a two part course.

Tai Chi
Beginner, Continuing I, & Seated

Instructors: John, Judy, Janet, and Cindy

Beginner under John and Judy's direction is for those students with no Tai Chi experience. Continuing I under Cindy's direction is for students who feel comfortable with Wu Tai Chi basics and want to work on progressing in the form. Tai Chi Chair (seated) with Janet, for those not able to stand for any period of time.

10:00 to 11:50 Description
Method Watercolors

A place to work on your watercolor project. All participants must bring their own materials

10:00 to 10:50 a.m. Description
Evelyn's Potpourri: Fun with Words
Instructor: Evelyn

Are you interested in having fun? If so, this might be the class for you. We will read and enjoy poetry, do some creative writing, play word and mind games, do some acting, and sing some old songs. We laugh and have good time together. Come join us!

Genealogy 201: Intermediate**
Instructor: Bette

Extend your pedigree charts by new looks at old sources and some books you may have overlooked. Learn how to add citations. Join us for a new look at your ancestors. Please bring all pedigree charts to first class. A good time will be had by all.

Pre-registration is required by calling (804) 706-6689.

11:00 to 11:50 Description
Beginner Yoga**
Instructor: Ruth

This class is a gentle chair Yoga, Level I class for beginners. After our first meeting, the instructor will adapt the class to everyone's needs using props, if needed.

Space is limited to 20 students
Pre-registration is required by calling (804) 706-6689.
Pre-registration begins December 18. The first 20 callers will be enrolled and later callers will be added to the waiting list.

Instructor: Evelyn

In this class the group will rehearse a short play and present to a luncheon forum with emphasis on projection and stage craft.

Short Stories
Instructor: Cheryl

Come join Cheryl in reading and discussing short stories, new and old. Learn about new authors and new categories/genres of writing. Each week a copy of a short story will be provided for reading for the next week's discussion.

In order to defray photocopy costs, each person will be asked to pay the instructor a one time fee of $8, due NLT the first day of class (cash preferred).

Tai Chi—Continuing II
Instructor: Janet

Continuing Tai Chi II is for students at any level, even beginners, who are com-fortable standing. Each session will focus on only a small section of the form. Tai Chi breathing and creating Tai Chi energy will be emphasized.

World War I
Instructors: Donald and Tony

A study of the social, military, and political history of World War I.

Noon to 1:00 p.m. Description

Lunch Lunch Break &
Luncheon Forum Speaker
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch tickets are $5.00.
**Bring a friend to AIL and lunch is on us that day.**
PLUS both of you are eligible to enter into a drawing for prizes at the end of the session.
Mention this post at the registration table to redeem your lunch.
Please purchase a lunch ticket before 10:30 a.m.

A different speaker is featured each week on a variety of interesting topics!

1:15 to Ending Times Vary Description
Cancer Companions
Instructor: Donna

This class if for those who have survived cancer treatment or been the care giver for a loved one who faced cancer. Donna will provide a safe place where you can talk about the things that concern you, worry you or infuriate you. More than a listening ear and an understanding heart, Cancer Companions bring the gift of prayers, scriptures and devotionals to lift up those affected by cancer in their time of need.

Dolls with a Mission

Instructor: Pam

This class will utilize fiberfill, yarn, beads, and basic sewing skills to make simple dolls that will bring love, joy, and peace to children and adults. All skill levels and welcome and no prior sewing experience is required. Materials will be provided by instructor.

Folk Music-Nostalgia
Instructor: John

John McCall invites you to get together for some old fashioned pickin' and grinnin'. Bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele, sweet-potato, spoons, voice or what have you.

Lets Talk Politics
Instructor: Charles

Join Charles in understanding The Constitution of the United States.

Line Dancing
Instructor: Frank

Line dancing is a formation dance that has origins reaching back into traditional folk dancing. Since the latter part of the 20th century, line dancing has been more closely identified with country and western music, although there are examples of the group dance found with pop music as well. Have fun and get fit to music each week.

Quilting & Machine Embroidery
Instructors: Jean and Violet

Learn the basics of machine embroidery such as hooping, stabilizers, transferring designs from computer to machine, and incorporating machine embroidery into quilting.

Writing Your Memories
Instructor: Gay

Join Gay to talk and write about your memories.

Vintage Films: Orson Welles Continued
Instructor: Greg

Many people believe Citizen Kane is the greatest film ever made, but Orson Welles did a lot of other amazing things in his lifetime. We will watch and discuss several films that he directed and/or starred in as well as documentaries and movies about him in this course:

  • 1/10 - The Stranger (1946)
  • 1/17 - Macbeth (1948),
  • 1/24 - Othello (1951)
  • 1/31 - Mr. Arkadin (1955)
  • 2/14 - Compulsion (1959)
  • 2/21 - The Trial (1962) and F for Fake (1974),
  • 2/28 - Chimes at Midnight (1965)
End of Class Descriptions

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