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ADULTS AND 55+
PLENTY-O-GEFILTEFISH (POG) A DYNAMIC NEW GROUP FOR SINGLE JEWISH “50-SOMETHINGS”
There are shuls, 30-somethings groups and singles events out there. But Plenty-o-Gefiltefish may be what you’ve been looking for! If you are Jewish, “50 something”, single and want to meet like-minded people visit www.meetup.com/plenty-o-gefiltefish to register. Free POG membership. For more information please contact Janet Klein Slavin, janets@prossermanjcc.com or visit www.prossermanjcc.com
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Committee for THE CENTRE FOR DYNAMIC LEARNING (CDL)
This committee develops programs to meet the needs of members and/or the larger community who are 50+. The committee for the Centre for Dynamic Learning brings together a network of individuals with a variety of experience and expertise allowing for development of peer led interactive workshop, discussions and study groups. The committee plans to launch the first set of programs under the moniker Prosserman JCC, Centre for Dynamic Learning for fall 2011. The committee is looking for more members who are interested in making this concept a reality. Please come to the next meeting and get involved. Dates for future meetings will be posted on our website as well as in the CJN What’s New column. Next Meeting - Thursday March 10 / 1:30-3:00pm Facilitator: Arlene Smith

MAY IS VOLUNTEER MONTH
We wish to extend a heartfelt and sincere THANK YOU to all the volunteers that help the Prosserman JCC Department of Senior Adult Programs run so smoothly.

PURIM DROP IN PARTY
Come join us for some hamentashen and coffee while you listen to a wonderful entertainment. Thursday March 17 / 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. NO CHARGE. Co-sponsored by Amica of Thornhill

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FILM MUSIC: THE NEGLECTED ART One of the most misunderstood and least appreciated aspects of moviemaking is the film score. Even though music has been an integral part of movies since the silent era, many believe that the best film score is the kind that you don’t notice. In this course, instructor Kevin Courrier addresses that perception by tracing the long and fascinating history of movie music, while also examining the works of many of the art form’s great and varied composers. From the piano player in the theatre pit to the European exiles who created the golden years of Hollywood, the course will explore the relevance of movie music and whether or not a good score can save a bad picture (or whether a bad score can ruin a good one). The class will also examine the impact of pop music on films and the renaissance of orchestral music in the late 70s with “Star Wars”. Including film clips that illustrate how the film score works, this course bring to students an added awareness of the strong impact music can have on movies. Wednesdays, March 23- April 13 (4 weeks) 1:00 – 3:00 pm Member Value Fee: $40 / Regular Fee: $50 +HST Lecturer: Kevin Courrier FORBIDDEN DESIRES: THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND BRIAN DE PALMA Voyeurism has always been an integral part of the appeal of motion pictures. But what film directors Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma did in their work was to make it an acceptable dramatic strategy. In the thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock (The 39 Steps, Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, Psycho), he was able to manipulate our responses by pulling the rug out from under our expectations of conventional drama. Brian De Palma (Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out) later borrowed Hitchcock's cinematic language to take us deeper and further into more contemporary issues of sexual fear and political unrest. This course examines how both directors, with cunning intent, force us, the viewing audience, to face our hidden fascination with our own perverse fantasies, our own forbidden desires.

RYERSON UNIVERSITY CHANG SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION LECTURE SERIES
AMERICA, WHAT WENT WRONG? Why are there so many problems and such anger related to government in the United States? The search for answers will examine several topics including: politics and politicians, the welfare state, religion, media, debts and deficits, immigration and of course, the November elections. Thursdays, April 7-April 28 (4 weeks) 1:00 - 3:00 pm / Room 105 Member Value Fee: $40 / Regular Fee: $50 +HST Lecturer: Hugh Innis WOMEN IN MUSIC IN THE WESTERN WORLD: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO TODAY Women's music-making has always been a profound part of human life, from the singing of lullabies to infants to the ritual keening for the dead. Yet women have been severely restricted as professional musicians in most societies. This course will introduce and celebrate some of the inspiring women who nevertheless flourished within the “classical” music tradition: composers, virtuosi and in some cases passionate activists, from the 12th-century visionary Hildegard of Bingen to Toronto composer Ann Southam (1937-2010). Each class will include listening, and the lecturer will provide insights into musical language of each era under discussion. Tuesdays, May 3 - May 31 (5 weeks) 1:00 - 3:00 pm / Room 205 Member Value Fee: $50 / Regular Fee: $60 +HST Lecturer: Tamara Bernstein

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Wednesdays, April 27- May 25 (5 weeks) 1:00 – 3:00 pm Member Value Fee: $50 / Regular Fee: $60 +HST Lecturer: Kevin Courrier ROADS TO PERDITION: THE DARK ALLURE OF FILM NOIR For over 70 years, moviegoers have been drawn to the ambiguous and cynical world of film noir. In this lecture series, critic and author Kevin Courrier examines the reasons for the genre's longevity. Derived from hardboiled crime fiction (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity) in the years following World War II, film noir has its roots in German expressionist films of the early 20th Century. Courrier will trace these origins, delve into classic noirs (The Big Sleep, Detour and Strangers on a Train) and show how this cinematic tradition continues in contemporary works, such as L.A. Confidential, Mulholland Drive, and The Big Lebowski. Wednesdays, June 15- July 13 (5 weeks) 1:00 – 3:00 pm Member Value Fee: $50 / Regular Fee: $60 +HST Lecturer: Kevin Courrier THE ENIGMATIC GENIUS OF ROBERT ALTMAN Although film director Robert Altman worked in Hollywood for most of his career, he didn't make typical Hollywood movies; even his non-Hollywood, low budget productions (Secret Honour) differed from conventional independent fare. Because his films transcended their genre, they rarely became hits. Despite this, Robert Altman was one of the most prolific and idiosyncratic of American directors. Film critic Kevin Courrier will examine how Altman redefined the genre picture in the war film (M*A*S*H*), the western (McCabe and Mrs. Miller), the detective story (The Long Goodbye), the musical (Nashville), murder mystery (Gosford Park), and theatre (Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean). We will also examine how his movies worked between the lines of conventional story-telling to give us compelling and elliptical dream worlds, revealing the struggles of the independent artist continually in conflict with the world of commerce. Wednesdays, July 20 – Aug 17 (5 weeks) 1:00 – 3:00 pm Member Value Fee: $50 / Regular Fee: $60 +HST Lecturer: Kevin Courrier

WOMENS DISCUSSION GROUP

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This program is offered in partnership with The North York Women's Centre (NYWC) Programs and services are planned to provide a safe, supportive place where women can voice their concerns, share experiences, gain information, learn skills and build friendships with other women. Examples of topics covered include: Women in Society This discussion explores society's representations of women and how these representations affect our personal lives. In a supportive space we'll discuss our roles as women, our relationships, behavior, self image and the meaning we give to our daily encounters. Anger and You This discussion will focus on anger as a positive emotion. You will increase self-awareness and learn methods of accepting and dealing with anger. As well as Healthy Relationships, Intro to Tai-Chi, and Assertiveness. May 3- June 7 (6 weeks) / Tuesdays 10am-12 noon Free Program / Facilitator: Carol Bornstein PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED Based on the success of this program we will run a 2nd discussion group June 14 - July 19 10 - 12 noon

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Spring/Summer • April/August 2011

CURRENT EVENTS
Join this in-depth discussion of world issues in an enjoyable social atmosphere. All Adults are welcome. Thursdays, ongoing / 12:45pm – 2:15pm Member Value Fee:$1 / Regular fee $2 Facilitator: Peter Diamant and /or Sam Helfenbaum

CHAI DANCERS
Join this performing group of dedicated dancers who enjoy an excellent reputation and are highly regarded for their professionalism. Chai dancers perform a diverse, multicultural repertoire. Free for members / Annual Program Appropriate for 55+ Mondays & Wednesdays / 1:30pm – 3:30pm Instructor: Teme Kernerman

SENIOR SOCIAL ART
Join Lil Goldman for a full range art experience! Hands on creativity in media of your choice, discussions, gallery visits and more. Participants are responsible for supplies. ONGOING until June 27 / Monday, 1:00 - 3:00 pmF REE FOR MEMBERS / Instructor: Lil Goldman Students Painting Exhibit on June 27 / 1 - 3pm Everyone is welcome.

LATIN DANCE
Learn salsa, meringue, cha-cha and more hot Latin dances! Appropriate for All Adults Member Value Fee $70 / Regular Fee $120 +HST Wednesdays, March 23- June 1 (no class Apr 20) 10 weeks Member Value Fee $56 / Regular Fee $96 +HST Wednesdays, July 6- Aug 24 / 8 weeks 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: Sasha Tahilianni

INTERNATIONAL AND ISRAELI FOLK DANCE
Experience exciting dances from Israel and many other countries. Move your feet to a multicultural beat. Wednesdays, March 23 - May 18 ( no class April 20) Wednesdays, May 25 - July 20 ( no class June 8) Wednesdays, July 27 – Sept 14 8 weeks Member Value Fee $17 / Regular Fee $ 20 +HST Drop-In classes: Member Value Fee: $2.75 / Regular Fee: $3.50 Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Instructor: Sandy Starkman, Teme Kernerman

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05.29.2011 UJA WALK WITH ISRAEL Register at walkwithisrael.com
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MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL WRITING
What connects you to a higher power or makes you feel spiritual; nature, preparing your favorite recipe for family, an object of beauty, an early memory, etc. Use meditation to open yourself up and express your spirituality in writing. Appropriate for all adults No previous writing experience necessary Section A / 8 weeks Mondays, March 14 - May 16 (no class Apr. 18 and 25) / 1:00 – 2:30 pm Section B / 8 weeks Tuesdays March 15 - May 17 (no class Apr. 19 and 26) / 7:30 - 9:00 pm Member Value Fee $48 / Regular Fee $62 +HST Instructor: Barb Rosen

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Thursdays, Apr. 21, 28 and May 5, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Hands on: design and create your ring Member Value Fee $96 / Regular Fee $120 +HST Material costs: $20 - $25 Instructor: Anat Kaplan - (ANOUK Jewelry)

RECORDER
Learn to play Recorder in a group. Stimulates your brain and improves breathing and posture. Recorder available for purchase from the instructor for $12 Appropriate for: 55+ Not required to read music FREE for members / Regular Fee $25 +HST Section A (Beginners) Wednesdays, Mar 9 - May 11 ( no class Apr 20 and 27) May 18- July 6 (no class June 8) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Section B (Intermediate) Wednesdays, Mar 9 - May 11 (no class Apr 20 and 27) May 18- July 6 (no class June 8) 1:30 - 3:00 pm Instructor: Judy Miskin

JEWELERY MAKING

Create Your Own Ring In this introductory program you will learn the basics of lost wax carving, texture designing, a little bit of history and about different ring types. In the end your creation will be cast in sterling silver for you to wear or give as a gift! Section A / 5 weeks Mondays, Apr. 4 and 11 / 10:30am - 11:30am Lecture – From Ancient Treasures to Contemporary Designs; Jewelry Tells a Story Mondays May 2, 9 and 16 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Hands on: design and create your ring Section B / 5 weeks Thursdays, Apr. 7 and 14 7:30pm - 8:30pm Lecture– From Ancient Treasures to Contemporary Designs; Jewelry Tells a Story

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THE SHALOM SINGERS
Perform melodies in Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, Hungarian, Italian and Russian. This wellrespected performing group entertains at various institutions within the community. Appropriate for All adults / Free for members Every Thursday, ongoing program 10:00 am - 11:30 am Instructor: Esther Ghan Firestone Accompanist: Regina Kutnovsky

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SOCIAL BRIDGE AND MAHJONGG
Don’t sit at home, come out to play! Meet new people while having lots of fun. Appropriate for All adults / Free for members Wednesdays, ongoing / 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

TREASURES IN JEWISH LITERATURE 2010-2011
In partnership with Koffler Centre of the Arts Refreshments 1:00 - 1:30 pm Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm Member Value Fee: $16 Regular Fee: $18 TUESDAY, MAY 17 “SOMEONE TO RUN WITH” BY DAVID GROSSMAN (2004) / REVIEWED BY ANNA SHTERNSHIS Author of six novels and three works of nonfiction, Grossman is one of Israel’s finest and most provocative writers. “Someone to Run With” is set during the waning days of the Oslo era, shortly before Grossman’s hopes for peace were dashed by the outbreak of the second intifada. The story follows Israeli teenagers Assaf and Tamar, and Dinka, a golden Labrador that eventually brings them together. Next season 2011-2012 BOOK TITLES will be released mid June Member Value Fee: $16 at the door $58 +HST series Regular Fee: $18 at the door / $65 +HST series (advance registration required for series)

BRIDGE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS
Always wanted to learn how to bid and play bridge? Well now is your chance to join our basic bridge class. Please purchase Bidding in the 21st Century The Club Series. Author: Audrey Grant. 8 weeks + intro class Tuesdays, May 3- June 28 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Member Value Fee: $45 / Regular Fee $60 +HST Instructor: Rina Melnick PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT EVENING CLASSES

MAHJONGG BEGINNERS / INTERMEDIATE
Learn and gain the confidence to play in a group. Appropriate for All Adults / 8 weeks Section A Wednesdays, March 23- May 18 (no class April 20) Wednesdays, June 15 – August 3 (no class June 8) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Section B Mondays, March 21 - May 23 (no class April 25 and May 16) Mondays, June 13 – August 15 (no class July 4 and August 1) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Member Value Fee $58 / Regular Fee $68 +HST Instructor: Amy Brock and Elaine Pludwinski

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THEATRE AND MUSICALS
HAPPY DAYS - STAGEWEST
Goodbye grey skies hello blue! Based on the hit TV Series, this show is full of songs and energy from those happy days of the late 50’s. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 Member Value Fee: $65 / Regular Fee: $75 Prices include buffet lunch and transportation. Bus leaves the Prosserman JCC at 10:30 am.

HAIRSPRAY
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BERNARD BETEL CENTRE

Get out your hairspray and prepare to sing at the musical. THURSDAY, JUNE 2 / The St. Jacobs Playhouse Member Value Fee: $70 / Regular Fee: $80 Bus leaves the Prosserman JCC at 9:15 am.

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ZERO HOUR
Direct from Broadway, this award winning show is brilliantly entertaining. The play is an explosion of memory, humor, outrage and juicy backstage lore about the 3 time Tony Award winning actor. ZERO MOSTEL; one of the most colorful characters in the American theatre. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 Al Green Theatre at Miles Nadal JCC 750 Spadina Avenue Member Value Fee: $37 / Regular Fee: $45

What A Way to Make A Living. The musical tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 / Toronto Centre for the Arts Member Value Fee: $70 / Regular Fee: $80 Bus leaves the Prosserman JCC at 12:15 pm.

BLOOD BROTHERS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BERNARD BETEL CENTRE

SOUTH PACIFIC
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BERNARD BETEL CENTRE

Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 Toronto Centre for the Arts Member Value Fee: $70 / Regular Fee: $80 Bus leaves the Prosserman JCC at 12:15 pm.

Blood Brothers tells the story of twins brothers, separated at birth who reunite and become friends in their childhood, unaware of their relation to each other or of the consequences their relationship will bring out. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 / The St. Jacobs Playhouse Member Value Fee: $70 / Regular Fee: $80 Bus leaves the Prosserman JCC at 9:15 am.

MEMPHIS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BERNARD BETEL CENTRE

TO LIFE
A joyous musical revue in celebration of life told through songs from Broadway hit musicals such as Funny Girl and Fiddler on the Roof. Through great music love and humour we raise a glass. To Life! WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 / Jane Mallett Theatre St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts / 27 Front St. East Member Value Fee: $48 / Regular Fee: $55

Pack up your bags, we’re headed to: Memphis - the Musical. Inspired by the real-life story of a 1950s rock ‘n’ roll deejay, Memphis is about the man who brought black music to white listeners in the segregated South. TUESDAY, DEC. 20 / Toronto Centre for the Arts Member Value Fee: $70 / Regular Fee: $80 Bus leaves the Prosserman JCC at 1:15 pm.

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CREATIVITY CLUB
In partnership with Koffler Centre of the Arts Last Wednesday of the month / Noon – 1 PM FREE PROGRAM Join us at lunchtime in the Lounge of the Prosserman JCC for a unique mix of arts, culture and fun. You bring your lunch and we’ll provide nourishment for the soul… and beverages too! Next sessions - March 30 and May 25

MOVIE MONDAYS WITH LARRY ANKLEWICZ
Co-sponsored by Thorne Mill on Steeles MONDAY, 1:30 PM (Doors Open at 1:00 PM) Fee $5 per movie at the door, Movie, intro, review and Q&A MARCH 28 / FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION (2006) 86 MIN. U.S.A. Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard / Directed by Christopher Guest "For Your Consideration" focuses on the making of an independent movie and its cast who become victims of the dreaded awards buzz. Like Guest's previous films, "Waiting For Guffman", "Best In Show" and "A Mighty Wind", this latest project will feature performances from his regular ensemble, including co-writer Eugene Levy. MAY 16 CROSSING DELANCEY (1988) 97 MIN. U.S.A. Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Sylvia Miles, Jeroen Krabbe / Directed by Joan Micklin Silver A Manhattan book store manager concentrates on life among the New York literate until her European grandmother hires a flamboyant matchmaker to find her a husband. The owner of a local pickle stand turns out to be the man of her dreams.

JOKERS CLUB HUMOUR GROUP
Co-sponsored by Amica of Thornhill Do you love to laugh? Do you enjoy people? Then this social club is for you! Appropriate for All adults / Ongoing Annual Program Member Value Fee $1 / Regular Fee $2 Third Wednesday of the month (no session in April) Next session March 16 / 7:30 - 9:30 pm

AGEING AND SAGEING: A MINI-RETREAT FOR HEART AND MIND, FOR ADULTS IN THEIR 60’S AND 70’S
Kolel and the Department of Adult Programs present a wonderful afternoon focusing on healthy ageing, a positive outlook, broadened spirituality and intellectual stimulation. Featuring discussion groups, yoga, meditation, refreshments, and 2 lectures: Biblical Models of Successful - and Unsuccessful! Ageing; and The Journey To Maturing Spirituality. Sunday, May 15, 2011 / 1:00 - 5:00 pm Member Value Fee: $50 / Regular Fee: $65 +HST Advance registration only. Space is limited!

05.29.2011 UJA WALK WITH ISRAEL Register at walkwithisrael.com
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JUNE 20 / THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS (2008) 93 MIN. U.S.A. Asa Butterfield, Zac Mattoon O'Brien, Domonkos Németh, Henry Kingsmill, Vera Farmiga, Cara Horgan, Zsuzsa Holl, Amber Beattie, László Áron / Directed by Mark Herman Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. JULY 11 HELLO GOODBYE (2008) 99 MIN. FRANCE Fanny Ardant, Gerrord Depardieu, Jean Benguigui, Lior Ashkenazi, Sasson Gabai / Directed by Graham Guit Romantic comedy about a Parisian couple in their fifties who share a comfortable life, a beautiful home, a posh country club and a midlife crisis. Following a dream vacation to Israel where Alain (Depardieu) explores his Jewish roots, Gisèle (Ardant) insists they change their life and move to Tel Aviv. While Gisèle, a Jewish convert, finds her new life inspiring; Alain fights to embrace Hebrew, Jewish tradition and a new circumcision. AUGUST 29 / JUST AN ORDINARY JEW (2005) 89 MIN. GERMANY Ben Becker, Siegfried W. Kernen, Samuel Finzi / Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel Journalist Emanuel Goldfarb (Ben Becker) is invited to speak to a class of school children on the topic of being a German Jew living in Germany today. Goldfarb can’t imagine what would be of interest to kids regarding his very ordinary life. As he confronts his mask of an “ordinary” Jew, he recognizes that his life, along with his Jewish heritage, is very unordinary. SEPTEMBER 12 KEEPING UP WITH THE STEINS 90 MIN. U.S.A. / Daryl Sabara, Jami Gertz, Jeremy Piven, Garry Marshall / Directed by Scott Marshall Benjamin Fiedler is preparing for his bar mitzvah without any understanding of its meaning or of its significance. His parents are planning a lavish party, but Benjamin wants his dad to give him some space. Benjamin will invite his grandfather, who left the family years ago and for whom Benjamin's dad has an intense dislike, to come two weeks early. Thanks in part to grandpa - and to the immediate family's love Benjamin may

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BUBBY, ZAIDY AND GRANDKIDS BRUNCH PARTY!!! free for members

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A morning of fun and food with the ones you love. What could be better? Activities/Crafts planned for children ages 2-10 years Sunday, April 3 / 10:00-12:00 Regular Fee: $3/per person Regular Fee: Family of 4 people $10

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COMPUTER CLASSES
SEND AND SURF

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Spring/Summer • April/August 2011

LUNCH’N LEARN WITH RABBI MOSHE STERN OR RABBI MEIR ROSENBERG
First Friday of each month - 12:00 - 1:00 pm FREE PROGRAM Bring your lunch - coffee and tea are free Please contact us that day to confirm the session is running. 416.638.1881 x.4235

An introduction to e-mail and internet use for beginners. Students will learn how to create a web-based e-mail account ( hotmail, yahoo, gmail), send and receive messages and attachments and organize files. Students will also learn how to access the internet, find resources such as local web-sites and information portals, create bookmarks and favourites, and “surf” for business or pleasure. No previous experience with e-mail, internet or computers is required. Tuesdays, April 5 - June 21 / 10 weeks (No class Apr. 19 and 26) / 1:00 – 3:00pm Member Value Fee: $60+HST / Regular Fee: $90+HST Instructor: Dianne Erdos-Rush

GO ORGANIC COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
Support local farms and participate in this great community initiative. Contact the farm directly to get more information and to order your fall / winter shares Plan B Organic Farms “organic food at its freshest!” www.planborganicfarms.ca contact 905.659.2572 / info@planborganicfarms.ca

THE SHOW MUST GO ON
An introduction to the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint Students will learn the basics of PowerPoint- how to develop a presentation, create slides, insert text and pictures and make use of simple effects. This course is suitable for those with intermediate computer experience and will empower those looking to improve their position in the workplace. This course is not only suitable for those needing to make presentations but also for those wishing to create slideshows for personal purposes (family and friends, vacations etc. Fridays, April 8 - June 17 / 10 weeks (No class Aprl 22) / 10:00am – 12:00pm Member Value Fee: $60+HST / Regular Fee: $90+HST Instructor: Dianne Erdos-Rush

SHUTTLE OFF TO THE PROSSERMAN JCC

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The Prosserman JCC is making it easier than ever for seniors to enjoy its rich array of cultural, entertainment, educational and health programs. Our new, free shuttle van service, will pick up those registered in a program or who are members from five locations: Carscaden and Bathurst (SW corner), Bathurst and Sheppard (NW corner), Driveway to Prosserman JCC (4588 Bathurst), Wilmington Plaza and Prosserman JCC main entrance. The shuttle is not handicap accessible. For more information please call 416.638.1881 x4235 or x4259

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