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FALL 2014 Seminars

Brain Fitness

Learning new things in a focused and intense way helps keep the brain young. Investigate why neuroscientists recommend “Use it or lose it”.

Seminar Leader: Peter Jepson and George Medelinskas

Course Information

Dates/Time: Mondays 2:00 to 4:00 PM, September 29 to November 10 (no class October 13)

Location: Haverhill, C-116

Cost: $30

CRN: 661 Course Number: COOL1065 Section: HA

Six Poems–Six Weeks

Unleash your poetic voice! We will examine six poetic forms such as haiku ballads and ghazals, then write poems based on these patterns.

Seminar Leader: Ginger Hurajt

Course Information

Dates/Time: Mondays 2 to 4 PM, September 29 to November 10 (no class October 13)

Location: Haverhill, Room C-103

Cost: $30

CRN: 662  Course Number: COOL1066 Section: HA

More Parks and Trails

Join a friendly group for moderate walking/learning tours of six natural sites. Enjoy fall with a walk in the woods. These gems nearby will surprise you.

Seminar Leader: Rick Miller

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesdays 10:00 AM to Noon, September 30 to November 4

Location: Offsite

Cost: $30

CRN: 663 Course Number: COOL1067 Section: OA

Discover Historic New England

See the past come alive by viewing our region’s historic sites and antiquities. Expert preservationists lead the study of cultural artifacts and fascinating topics.

Seminar Leader: Sarah Jaworski and Kevin Turino

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesdays 2:00  to 4:00 PM, September 30 to November 4

Location: Haverhill, Room C-106

Cost: $30

CRN: 664 Course Number: COOL1068 Section: HA

Great Expectations Indeed!

We will read Charles Dickens wonderful Victorian novel Great Expectations and discuss the characters, the setting and the themes he develops.

Seminar Leader: Barbara Stachniewicz

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Tuesdays 2:00 to 4:00 PM, September 30 to November 4

Location:  Haverhill, Room C-116

Cost: $30

CRN: 665 Course Number: COOL1069 Section: HA

Develop Character Strengths for Your Best Life

Developing our character strengths has a significant impact on our quality of life and relationships. This interactive presentation will build on the results of the VIA character survey. (Take the free survey at www.viacharacter.org (Opens in new window) and bring your results to class).

Seminar Leader: Linda Meccouri

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Wednesdays 10:00 to Noon, October 1 to November 5

Location: Haverhill, Room C-309

Cost: $30

CRN: 666 Course Number: COOL1070 Section: HA

Wild Herbs of Merrimack Valley

Through class discussions, hands-on demonstrations and herb-stalking learn the historical, culinary and medicinal contexts of wild plants of the Merrimack Valley.

Seminar Leader: Mark Palermo

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:00 PM, October 1 to November 5

Location: Haverhill, Room C-109

Cost: $30

CRN: 667 Course Number: COOL1071 Section: HA

Climate Change: A Hot Topic

Climate change is already having consequences on our world. Explore how natural phenomena and human activity can affect global temperature, the weather, the oceans and the air we breathe.

Seminar Leader: Ruth Young

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:00 PM, October 1 to November 5

Location:  Haverhill, Room C-118

Cost: $30

CRN: 668 Course Number: COOL1072 Section: HA

Let’s Find Our Fountain of Youth

Learn how to boost your mental powers, defy disease, get refreshing sleep and enjoy a healthy diet and exercise. WE CAN LIVE LONGER AND BETTER!

Seminar Leader: Nancy Clark and Judy Flieder

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Thursdays 10:00 AM to Noon, October 2 to November 6

Location: Riverwalk Campus, Room 308

Cost: $30

CRN: 669 Course Number: COOL1073 Section: RWA

The Hispanic Caribbean: Cultures, Dictators, Colonies and Revolutions

A Hispanic Caribbean herself, Dr. Domenech will lead us through the history and culture of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and guide students to a better understanding of this important and diverse population in New England.

Seminar Leader: Ligia Domenech

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Thursdays 2:00 to 4:00 PM, October 2 to November 6

Location: Haverhill, Room C-103

Cost: $30

CRN: 670 Course Number: COOL1064 Section: HB

Vatican City’s Art and Architecture

Discover the astounding artistic treasures housed in the Vatican museums and the architectural wonders found in this tiny city-state.

Seminar Leaders: Ben Coughlin and Betty Lee

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Thursdays 2 to 4 PM, October 2 to November 6

Location: Haverhill, Room C-107

Cost: $30

CRN: 671 Course Number: COOL1074 Section: HA

Senior Theater: Applaud Your Inner Thespian

Participants will enjoy a series of basic acting exercises, reading from a script and developing characters through voice and movement.  (No memorization is required)

Seminar Leader: Jim Murphy

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Fridays 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, October 3 to November 7

Location: Haverhill, Building  C, Top Notch Theater

Cost: $30

CRN: 672 Course Number: COOL1075 Section: HA

Don’t Miss

The CoOL Seminar Showcase
Tuesday, September 16, 2014,2:00 to 4:00 PM,
Haverhill Campus, Hartleb Technology Center, Room 103 AB


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