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

Sept. 27, 2017 to Nov. 15, 2017
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

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.

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.

Celtic History **NEW**
Instructor: Don

Before there was an England, Ireland, or Scotland there were the "Celts". This class is led by video where we will visit the origin of the "Celtic" lands and languages.

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**

This class is for continuing intermediate to advanced students. You bring your own project and Carolyn will be there to assist you. .

Pre-registration is required by calling (804) 271-6131.

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!

Short Story Book Club
Instructor: Cheryl Fox

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, cash preferred.

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

This gentle Yoga level 1 class is perfect for beginners. After our first meeting, the instructor will adapt the class to everyone's needs using props, if necessary. Yoga in a chair? Well sure!

Civil War
Instructor: Donald and Tony

Join Donald and Tony as they examines America's greatest internal crisis, from the first antislavery protests to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Explore the moral, political, and strategic forces in what is generally understood to be the first modern war.

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.

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
Basic Knitting - One on One**
Instructor: Pam

Pam will work with you one on one to give you all the instructions, tips and advice you need to get your basic knitting project underway.

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

Cancer Companions **NEW**
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.

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.

Historical Women of Virginia
Instructor: Paula

Join Paula as she examines the day to day life of the southern plantation mistress. Paula provides costumed interpretations of three of Virginia's most famous women: Martha Washington, Dolley Madison and Mary Custis Lee.

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

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

Vintage Films: Infant Terrible
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:

  • 9/20 - The War of the Worlds (1938) and The Night that Panicked America (1995)
  • 9/27 - Citizen Kane (1941)
  • 10/24 - The Battle over Citizen Kane (1996) and RKO 281 (1999)
  • 10/11 - The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
  • 10/18 - Jane Eyre (1943)
  • 10/25 - The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
  • 11/1 - The Third Man (1949)
  • 11/8 - Touch of Evil (1958)
End of Class Descriptions

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