Sing a-long-a Sound of Music
Saturday, April 20
1 p.m. coffee hour, 2 p.m. Show
$15 includes reception
Calling all nuns, goat herders, hills, Alps, baronesses, brown paper packages tied up with string or any of your favorite things!! This is your chance to sing-a-long to the most successful movie musical of all time. Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music is not just a chance to see the classic movie but it's a major audience participation event with subtitles for all the songs.
Mayfest: A Celebration of Learning
Wednesday, May 22, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium at The College of St. Scholastica
$17 includes lunch!
There is reserved parking right by the Mitchell Auditorium doors.
Celebrate another year of learning with Emeritus College as we
discover the history of laughter and the secret to longevity as well
as learn about our favorite American musicals. Invite a friend to learn along with you and to share the delicious lunch that is included.
9:45 a.m. What's so Funny?
Explore the history of humor and the reasons why we laugh with
actress, director and ad theatre instructor from The College of St. Scholastica, Julie Ahasay.
10:45 a.m. The Fascinating World of Centenarians
Assistant professor of psychology at The College of St. Scholastica, Robert Hensley, will continue his discussion on the factors that contribute to longevity for senior citizens.
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. The Great American Musical
In the forties and fifties, many great Broadway musicals came to the big screen and this program by historian, lawyer and storyteller, Dale Blanshan, looks at three of his favorites: "The Music Man", "Annie Get Your Gun", and "The Sound of Music."
Larry Weber: Spring Comes to the Northland
Larry Weber, award-winning teacher, author and naturalist, will lead us through the unveiling of spring in the Northland. He will take a look each week at what is happening in nature including birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects, spiders, and wild flowers. Please note this class is three sessions and starts on April 29th.
Mondays, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
April 29, and May 6 ,13
Two Harbors Community Center, 417 South Avenue
Instructor: Larry Weber
The People Who Helped Build America:
The Iron Range Story
Pamela Brunfelt, professor at Vermilion Community College will share the history of the Iron Range- a history of 43 different ethnic groups that settled on the Iron Range to work; to establish communities, businesses, and schools; to organize social organizations, churches and synagogues; and to fight for economic justice. It is a colorful story of how immigrants and their children became "Rangers."
Thursdays, 1-2:30 on April 4, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16
Virginia Public Library, 215 S. 5th Avenue
Instructor: Pamela Brunfelt
Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas: The Sequel
After Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan were certainly famous, but they still had half of their collaboration ahead of them. We will discuss and view the final five operettas, and the conclusion of this timeless pair. Please note, this class starts on April 15.
Mondays, 9:30 -11:00 a.m. on April 15, 22, 29, and May 6, 13, 20
Silver Bay United Protestant Church, 17 Horn Blvd.
Instructor: Samuel Black
Cuba - Its Revolutionary Past and its Future
Cuba continues to frustrate U.S. policy makers. Since 1961 we have placed an embargo on Cuba and it still is difficult to travel to this
island nation. We will trace Cuba's rich history and it tremulous
relationship with the U.S. In lecture, discussion and DVD formats we will explore what the current U.S. policy should be toward Cuba.
Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m.
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6
Tower Hall 87, The College of St. Scholastica
Reserved parking next to the classroom by the Mitchell Auditorium doors
Instructor: Marv Heikkinen
Slavery, Lincoln and the Civil War
Many historians consider the Civil War the central, defining feature of the American experience, and race the central issue of our time. This course will explore these themes and the life of the central character of that defining episode. We'll look at the history of the early republic to understand the context of these issues and how they reflect larger tensions in our early history.
Tuesdays, 12:30 -2:00 p.m.
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7
Westwood Fireside Room
on the campus of The College of St. Scholastica
Instructor: William Miller
Musical Bliss: the art of Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald During the 30s, the musical movies such as Naughty Marietta, Maytime, The Chocolate Soldier, and Desert Song made by thisgifted duo captured the hearts of movie-goers everywhere. We will look at these two artists and watch examples of the buoyant legacy they left.
Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 p.m.,
April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21
Westwood Terrace Community Room,
on the campus of The College of St. Scholastica
Instructor: Samuel Black Fee: $39