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FESTIVAL LEARNING

Summer 2019
CLASS SCHEDULE
TRAVEL
European Travel Tips
Instructor: Judy Romano MUSIC
1 Session: Thursday, July 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $9 Introduction to the Harmonica
Instructor: Eric Brown
Get the scoop on travel in Europe from someone with 1 Session: Monday, July 15
nearly annual trips “across the pond” and ten years 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
of living in Germany and Italy on her travel resume! Cost: $9
Learn what you need to know before you go and while
you’re there: how to deal with foreign money; how to Thinking about learning to play the harmonica? Do
safeguard your belongings; how to get around once you enjoy listening to music, be it blues, rock or folk,
you’re overseas; and what’s the best way to stay in and would you really like to play the harmonica along
touch while you’re traveling and more. with some of your favorite tunes? Come join Eric
Brown’s interactive introduction to the 10-hole dia-
tonic harmonica. This one hour introduction will
focus on why you want to play, your favorite bands and
Survival Spanish musicians, and the playing by ear technique Eric uses
Instructor: Jeff Ekery to help you learn, as he does not use sheet music. This
4 Sessions: Tues/Thurs July 9, 11, 16, 18 class will not be providing harmonicas, nor do you
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. need to bring one.
Cost: $36

This course is an introduction to the Spanish language


through listening and speaking. Participants will learn
basic pronunciation, grammar and syntax in real life
scenarios centered on work, shopping, dining and
travel. There will also be time to explore some of the
Hispanic culture. The primary goal of this course is
give each student enough knowledge and confidence to
begin speaking Spanish.

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TECHNOLOGY

Getting Familiar with Using iPhones and


iPads
Instructor: Barbara Waggoner
2 Sessions: Mon, July 22 and 29 RELIGION
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $18 Resurrection Narratives of John’s Gospel:
Chapters 20-21
Do you have an iPhone or iPad and want to learn Instructor: Raph Martin
more about the icons, settings, pictures? What is the 3 Sessions: Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24
CLOUD that is talked about? Where is it? This course 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
will help you individualize your device to your liking Cost: $27
and help you understand the iOS and why you need to
update your device. You will learn all this and more.
Handouts provided. Bring your iPhone or iPad. This course continues where the previous study of
John’s Gospel ended. i.e., with the Passion and Death of
Jesus, the Messiah. We will present the stories found in
chapters 20 and 21 of the Gospel and see them in light
of resurrection faith of the early Christian communi-
NATURE ties. Questions such as the meaning of Resurrection
and how the resurrected Christ is present in the world
today will be brought up and discussed. We will ex-
Desert Saguaro plore various musical traditions celebrating the Resur-
Instructor: Lou-ellen Finter rection narratives and apply them to the texts under
1 Sessions: Tue, June 18 consideration. One need not be a Chrisitan believer
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to take this course but if you are, you will be able to
Cost: $9 evaluate traditional understanding in light of newer
biblical scholarship. Come hear the stores about Mary
Home for many, food for people & animals, and tools Magdalene at the tomb, Peter, by the Charcoal fire,
for your life style can be made for everyday life. Come the beloved disciple’s belief and Thomas the doubters,
and learn about the saguaro cacti. It is a very fussy understand their significance, and ask your questions.
plant that grows only in specific areas. The flower is
Arizona’s stated flower and blooms at night and early
morning for very special reasons.

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HEALTH and WELLNESS

Learn about Energy Healing


Instructor: Jean-Marie Givens-Myers
Using Essential Oils for Common Issues
1 Session: Thursday, June 20
Instructor: Linda Cinnamond
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1 Session: Thursday, July 18
Cost: $9
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $9
Have you ever wondered if there was a way to com-
pliment traditional medicine creating more overall
We already know why these remarkable oils are cur-
health? Come learn about energy-based healing. We
rently being used all over the country as a safe, natural
will discuss chakras, the aura, and other ways to bring
solution to the many issues we suffer from both emo-
you into balance to facilitate physical, emotional, and
tionally and physically. Now it is time to dive into the
mental well-being.
specifics of using the oils in the most effective and safe
way possible. We’ll cover dosages, dilutions and why
The Truth About Essential Oils you would use one method of delivery over another
Instructor: Linda Cinnamond method. You will see how easy it is to use the essen-
1 Session: Tuesday, June 18 tial oils in your everyday life. Each participant will go
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. home with samples that have been mixed accordingly
Cost: $9 to help them achieve their goals. We will be making
rollerballs, sprays and diffusing recipes. Prior Essential
Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in the Oils 101 class not required, but recommended.
use of essential oils and aromatherapy. Along with
their popularity comes the accumulation of misin-
formation that tends to occur when a “new product”
comes on the scene. Come learn the scientific basics of
how and why Essential Oils have been used for centu-
ries to help people sleep better, reduce pain, calm the
GI tract, lift moods and so much more. By the time the
class is over, you’ll know the reason these liquid jewels
are appearing in hospitals, medical clinics and homes
around the world. This class is perfect for beginners as
well as the experienced essential oil user

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LAW
Wills, Trusts, Estates and Disability Issues in
Arizona
Instructor: Robert F. Jeckel
4 Sessions: Weds, June 26, July 3, 10 and 17
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MUSIC HISTORY
Cost: $36

The instructor presents Arizona law on asset owner-


ship, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical deci- The Beatles: The Making of Rubber Soul
sions, and asset management if a person is disabled. He Instructor: Vinnie Bruno
also covers living wills, “do not resuscitate” orders, the 1 Sessions: Tuesdays, June 25
Arizona law for protecting assets if a spouse is placed 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
in a nursing home, and discusses the state’s creditor Cost: $9
and estate protection laws. Each student will be given a
class binder with all the course materials. Eight person Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles as they establish
minimum for this class. themselves as a creative force in the studio with the
release of their 6th album -- “Rubber Soul”.  The album
has been recognized as a major step forward in pop
music, in terms of lyrical content and musical scope,
incorporating a mix of pop, soul and folk genres. We
will discuss the genesis of how the songs were writ-
ten, musical influences, and recording production.
“Rubber Soul” introduced the “rock as art” album that
influenced many of their peers including Brian Wilson,
Ray Davies, and Mick Jagger.   Rubber Soul remains
the precursor to the development of psychedelia and
progressive rock.
Rolling Stone ranks “Rubber Soul” as the #5 album of
all time

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MEET THE FACULTY

Eric Brown, is a Sun City Festival resident who has over 50 Robert F. Jeckel, J.D., has practiced law in Sun City for over
years of experience playing the 10 diatonic harmonica. Eric 40 years and taught courses on various aspects of Ari-
was born and raised in New York City and was fortunate zona and federal law for the ASU Osher Lifelong Learning
enough to be surrounded by a great musical environment Program, the ASU Extended Campus, and in the Maricopa
growing up. He is the author of eight self published books Community College system.
and also performs a bit of magic.
Raph Martin, M.A., has spent his career as a teacher –hav-
Vincent Bruno is a Beatles Scholar and Sixties Rock Histo- ing taught in high school, college, university, diocese, and
rian. He recently retired as Director of First Year Programs adult community education centers. He is also a lifetime
at LaGuardia Community College. He holds an MPA from student –having studied theology at St. John’s University
Baruch College and has taught courses in Humanities, Busi- in NYC and religious education (M.R.E.) at St. Michael’s
ness, Mathematics and cooperative Education as an adjunct College/University in Toronto, Canada. He trained as a
professor for the past 25 years. Spiritual Director at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership at
Loyola University in Chicago and employs Ignatian/Jesuit
Linda Cinnamond, B.S.N., Rn (retired) was a practic- style approaches to spirituality in counselling and retreat
ing registered nurse for 38 years. She worked in hospitals work. For the past 20 years he has worked in parishes of the
and clinics, as well as in the educational arena for several Diocese of Oakland, CA as adult faith formation coordina-
major corporations and community colleges. She owned a tor. He’s a native of NYC (Manhattan) and a recent retiree
health club for over 10 years and has a special interest and in our Sun City Festival community.
advanced certifications in Health and Wellness, Aromather-
apy, and Essential Oil Counseling. She is a Sun City Festival Judy Romano lived seven years in Germany and three in
resident and community scholar. Italy as a member of the US Air Force. She and her husband
travel extensively and share their travel stories through their
Jeff Ekery, O.D. is a resident of SCF and a native of El Paso, blog: www.theworldatoz.com
Texas where he practiced Optometry for 43 years. Jeff
speaks Spanish fluently and as a result of his work in the Barbara Waggoner has been a Sun City Festival resident
community has a deep well founded knowledge of both the since 2007 and has taught for Festival Learning since 2009.
culture and language. El Paso is truly a bicultural city where Her career choice in law enforcement gave her personal
one will hear Spanish spoken nearly as often as English. He insights on safety techniques both as a female and Deputy
was also an adjunct professor at the University Of Houston Sheriff. She taught personal safety classes for women and
College Of Optometry in addition to having served on a worked with the senior population to help them avoid be-
number of nonprofit boards. ing a victim of scams, fraud and violence. Barbara was part
of her agencies field training team and learned computers
Lou-ellen Finter, Ph.D., has been in the educational field early on. She tries to stay updated on everything Apple and
for 50 years. She has taught musicology as well as been a finds this operating system simple and safe for those want-
guest lecturer across the valley. She shares her passion for ing to stay connected with family and friends afar, for social
Southwest Archeology and History in her classes. networking, or just to read and learn.

Jean-Marie Givens-Myers, B.A., is a Sun City Festival resi-


dent, a Del Webb Scholar, and a former adjunct instructor
for the Institute of Health and Healing in Newport News,
VA. She has taught classes incorporating energy healing and
meditation since 1995.