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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Leisure Activities - Summer 2018

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield             

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Introduction to Bridge (Part 2)                                  

Tuesday                                              LE182016              *$15

9:00-10:30                          

June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Jean Bosch

This introductory course is a continuation from the Spring session for students who have no regular experience playing bridge and want to keep learning! Students will continue to use the helpful book, "Bridge for Everyone: A Step-By-Step Guide to Rules, Bidding, and Play of the Hand," to learn the basics and some advanced tips on playing this fascinating card game. A combination of instruction, presentation of examples, group discussion, and just playing will provide a strong start to student’s enjoyment of Bridge. Basic bidding, playing techniques, and scoring along with advanced communication and playing tips will be presented. This course is specifically being offered for students who have not played bridge and would like a beginner’s course. The book can optionally be purchased through LLI during Open Registration only, and payment is due at registration. After this course, students are welcome to join any of the weekly Bridge groups.

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Knitting Circle                                  

Wednesday                                      LE182032             

1:30-3:30                             

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s): Pat Herman

All knitters are welcome to chat and share their craft. Anyone who knows the basics and is working on a project or wants to gain inspiration for a new project is encouraged to join this circle. This is not a class to learn the basics, but assistance with projects is provided, as needed.  Bring your current project or one you want to start and prepare yourself for a productive and enjoyable time!

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Beginning Genealogy                                   

Thursday                                            LE182045             

9:00-11:00                          

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Bette Kot

This course will introduce personal and practical help in compiling an accurate family history. Students will learn how to record what they know, organize it, and add to it in terms of federal census records. Get ready for an exciting trip into your family's past to be able to give a treasure only you can provide! No previous experience needed to take this class.

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Card Making and Paper Crafting: a Complete Kit Class                                  

Tuesday                                              LE182122              $15

10:00-12:00                        

May 8

Instructor(s): LaVae Hoffman and Marie Ireland

This course is a new twist for paper-crafters at every ability level. Each student will receive their own complete kit with the stamps, ink, and supplies that will be used in class. Even better, each student will keep their ink, stamps, and leftover supplies so that they can continue the fun at home. Yes, you read correctly, you keep your complete kit after class! Beginners and seasoned “pretty paper players” are welcome to attend this fun-filled, leisurely-paced class. Each student will receive a complete kit for making several cards or a 3D paper-crafting project. Contents of the kit will be up to the whim of the kit-maker, but all materials will be provided to every student. That’s right; every student will work with a stamp set and individual ink! No passing ink around. No waiting for stamps. Students can work as fast or slow as they want during the class. Anything that students don’t have time to do during class, they can just finish at home. Students should bring their own paper snips and adhesive tape runner (optional but highly recommended). Step-by-step instructions will also be included in the kits, so if students arrive late, leave early, or just want to stop by class to pick up the kit and take it home to do at another time, they are warmly welcome to do so. Students would need their own 3x3 clear stamping block to use the kit at home. Come have some fun at your own pretty-paper-playing pace!

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Easy and Elegant Card Making A                                              

Wednesday                                      LE182130              $8

10:00-12:00                        

July 11

Instructor(s): LaVae Hoffman and Marie Ireland

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Easy enough for beginners, but these cards are also sophisticated enough to be fun for experienced card makers. Stamping, colored pencils, layering, and vellum combine to create cards that express thanks, encouragement, and birthday wishes. Students will have cards at-the-ready when they need them. Students should bring an adhesive tape runner and paper snips (small, pointy, sharp scissors). Easy-peasy indeed! Remember to bring a refill if your tape runner is running low. Course fee will provide all the other supplies, including paper, special tools and embellishments. Please arrive five minutes early or call to cancel if you cannot attend, since this is a very popular class. The class will begin on time, and materials may not be saved for late arrivals or no-shows.

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Easy and Elegant Card Making B                                               

Wednesday                                      LE182131              $8

1:30-3:30                             

July 11

Instructor(s): LaVae Hoffman and Marie Ireland

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Easy enough for beginners, but these cards are also sophisticated enough to be fun for experienced card makers. Stamping, colored pencils, layering, and vellum combine to create cards that express thanks, encouragement, and birthday wishes. Students will have cards at-the-ready when they need them. Students should bring an adhesive tape runner and paper snips (small, pointy, sharp scissors). Easy-peasy indeed! Remember to bring a refill if your tape runner is running low. Course fee will provide all the other supplies, including paper, special tools and embellishments. Please arrive five minutes early or call to cancel if you cannot attend, since this is a very popular class. The class will begin on time, and materials may not be saved for late arrivals or no-shows.

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Beautiful Birthday Card Making A                                           

Wednesday                                      LE182132              $8

10:00-12:00                        

Aug 8

Instructor(s): LaVae Hoffman and Marie Ireland

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This course uses basic card making skills of stamping, layering, and embellishing to produce beautiful birthday cards that students will be proud to send to family and friends. Whether this is a first attempt at card making or you’ve been paper-crafting for decades, you will have fun making these colorful cards to celebrate people you love. Students should bring an adhesive tape runner and paper snips (small, pointy, sharp scissors). Remember to bring a refill if your tape runner is running low. Course fee will provide all the other supplies, including paper, special tools and embellishments. Please arrive five minutes early or call to cancel if you cannot attend, since this is a very popular class. The class will begin on time, and materials may not be saved for late arrivals or absences.

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Beautiful Birthday Card Making B                                           

Wednesday                                      LE182139              $8

1:30-3:30                             

Aug 8

Instructor(s): LaVae Hoffman and Marie Ireland

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This course uses basic card making skills of stamping, layering, and embellishing to produce beautiful birthday cards that students will be proud to send to family and friends. Whether this is a first attempt at card making or you’ve been paper-crafting for decades, you will have fun making these colorful cards to celebrate people you love. Students should bring an adhesive tape runner and paper snips (small, pointy, sharp scissors). Remember to bring a refill if your tape runner is running low. Course fee will provide all the other supplies, including paper, special tools and embellishments. Please arrive five minutes early or call to cancel if you cannot attend, since this is a very popular class. The class will begin on time, and materials may not be saved for late arrivals or absences.

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Beaded Lanyard for LLI Name Tag                                            

Wednesday                                      LE182143              $5

12:30-3:30                          

May 2

Instructor(s): Donna Whitfield

Learn the basics of stringing a necklace while making a beaded lanyard for your LLI name tag. Bring your name tag to class. Course fee covers all materials, including a wide variety of bead colors. Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of class, so please be punctual!

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Beaded Necklace and Matching Earrings                                             

Wednesday                                      LE182154              $5

1:00-3:00                             

May 9, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Donna Whitfield

Students in this course will make a beaded necklace and matching earrings. All materials will be provided except the beads. In the first session, students will see sample necklaces and materials to get ideas to help choose beads and a necklace pattern. Instructions will be given at the beginning of each class, so please be punctual. Having already taken the Beaded Lanyard for LLI Name Tag class is strongly recommended, although it is not absolutely required. Supply list will be provided at the first class, and the first class will only last one hour.

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Genealogy 201 (Part 2)                                 

Monday                                              LE182178             

1:30-3:30                             

April 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Bette Kot

Extend your pedigree charts by new looks at old sources and some books you may have overlooked. This course will help students tackle old problems, polish biographical sketches, and assemble the perfect Christmas gift. Students should bring pedigree charts to the first class. Join this class for more challenges, rewards and adventures into your family's past!

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Solving Simple Sudoku Puzzles                                

Thursday                                            LE182190             

10:00-11:30                        

May 10

Instructor(s): James Calpin

This course is designed to get you started in solving the Famous (or Infamous) Sudoku puzzles. An approach to solving simple Sudoku puzzles will be presented using tricks derived from years of practice. Joint exercises using practical examples found in the Bronze and Silver categories in the Times Dispatch Daily Puzzle will be explored.

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Brain Aerobics: Fun Ways to Keep Your Mind and Body Young and Fit                                  

Monday                                              LE182197             

10:00-11:00                        

May 14, 21, June 11, 25, July 9, 23, August 6

Instructor(s): Howard Wynn

If you enjoy card games, BINGO, Sudoku or brain teasers, this is the class for you! Brain Aerobics is a thought-provoking educational experience with fun ways to keep your mind and body young and fit. This class is designed to provide students with brain-challenging games, as well as physical and mental exercises. A variety of activities will be presented to make students think, and they'll find it rewarding to feel the cogs spinning as they search for answers and solutions. Like physical fitness, cognitive fitness can be the result of consistently challenging brain workouts. Come give this class a try!

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Discovering the Road Scholar Adventure                                             

Tuesday                                              LE182207             

1:30-3:00                             

June 5

Instructor(s): Jessica Lyon

Road Scholar, originally Elderhostel, is a not-for-profit organization. They are the world’s largest and most innovative creator of experiential learning opportunities and have guided generations of lifelong learners on transformative learning adventures from San Francisco to Siberia and nearly everywhere in between. Road Scholar is proud to offer 5,500 learning adventures in 150 countries and all 50 states, serving more than 100,000 participants per year. At any given time, 2,000 Road Scholars are experiencing the world on our learning adventures. Come hear about international and local Road Scholar adventures from someone who knows!

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Summer Salads A                                            

Wednesday                                      LE182217              $3

9:30-11:00                          

May 30

Instructor(s): Alice Kane

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. When I think of summer, I think of salads. Students in this course will make four different salad dressings and sample four different salads. This will be a "hands on" class as each group will have all the ingredients needed to make a delicious, refreshing summer salad. When all salads are completed, we will share a sample with warm, made-from-scratch rolls. The course fee will cover the cost of food. This instructor requires cancellation notice at least three business days prior to the start of class.

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Summer Salads B                                            

Wednesday                                      LE182218              $3

11:30-1:00                          

May 30

Instructor(s): Alice Kane

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. When I think of summer, I think of salads. Students in this course will make four different salad dressings and sample four different salads. This will be a "hands on" class as each group will have all the ingredients needed to make a delicious, refreshing summer salad. When all salads are completed, we will share a sample with warm, made-from-scratch rolls. The course fee will cover the cost of food. This instructor requires cancellation notice at least three business days prior to the start of class.

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The Endless Necklace: A Show Stopper                                

Wednesday                                      LE182220              $15

10:30-12:00                        

June 20, 27

Instructor(s): Linda Rubin

Warning! If you feel uncomfortable receiving compliments from people you do not know, do not take this jewelry class! Join the fun of making a one of a kind beaded necklace that is easy to make and requires no skills or talents. Create a necklace you can wear for years to come and learn how to continue at home making gifts for friends and family, special occasions and holidays too! Work in Sculpey, a polymer clay that bakes rock hard in the oven. With fun music in the background, give yourself a fun, creative day that lasts all year long. Bring any small size costume jewelry and earrings you never wear, and possibly they can go into your designs. Course fee will cover all materials needed to make your fashion statement. New and returning students are welcome! Returning students will enjoy an open studio to make something new and exciting.

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Arts and Culture in the Richmond Region                                            

Wednesday                                      LE182221             

1:00-2:30                             

June 20

Instructor(s): Scott Garka

The Richmond region keeps making lists of top places to visit and most creative cities. Find out why this is important to our region and how you can take part in it. Topics to be covered will include: why Richmond is now winning accolades for its arts and culture; why arts and culture are critical to our region’s current and long-term vitality; economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture across our region; social and educational impact of arts and culture; how CultureWorks partners with local governments, businesses, artists and arts and culture organizations to maximize these impacts to make Richmond a great place to live, work, and play; and finally how you can engage and participate in our thriving arts and culture in new ways.

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Introduction to Medieval Chainmail                                      

Tuesday                                              LE182227             

9:30-11:00                          

Aug 7

Instructor(s): Ben Strohm

Join this course to learn an ancient art that can be used to make everything from epic jewelry to mighty armor! All tools and supplies provided, plus enough rings for you to keep on working at home.

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Card Making Workshop                                               

Tuesday                                              LE182230             

9:30-11:30                          

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7

Instructor(s): Alice Kane

This course is for students who enjoy making cards and would like to meet with fellow card makers to exchange ideas and techniques! Gather up your supplies, meet weekly to share ideas and have some fun! Students will need to bring the usual supplies: tape runner, scissors, paper trimmer, stamps, ink pads, stickers, etc. Please note: formal instruction and supplies will not be provided.

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About Fees
Your Lifelong Learning Institute membership gives you access to all of LLI classes and trips, most without any additional costs. There are some classes and trips which require additional fees. Where there are additional fees, those fees must be paid at the time of registration. Fees can be paid by check, cash or credit card. If paying by check, please clearly indicate the classes and trips being covered.