Schedule of SPRING 2022 Courses

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Navajo Folk Art: From Everyday Objects to Artistic Gems

Dates:  Monday, Feb 7, 2022
11:00 – 12:00pm
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

NOTE THAT THE PRESENTER WILL BE ON ZOOM WHILE ATTENDEES WILL BE IN CATALINA II

Welcome to the Whimsical World of Navajo Folk Art! We will discover creative art and artists whose charming designs reflect a strong sense of place in the rural life of the Dine (Navajo) and look at artists whose work combines joy and laughter with an unexpected twist!

WHY ATTEND:  Learn about Navajo Folk Art, its roots, and how it reflects the life of the Diné people (Navajo).

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: Linda Friedman moved to Tucson in 1998, and joined the docent programs at Tucson Museum of Art and Tohono Chul Gardens. She loves talking about art and sharing her Art Talks with others.

Intelligent Life Session I

Dates:  Monday, Feb 14, 2022
11:00 – 12:00pm
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Are there intelligent aliens out there? How could we tell? Should we try to contact them? Why aren’t they talking to us? This is a subject with a lot of questions, some very cool scientific speculation, and few clear answers, so come prepared to share your thoughts and opinions in classroom discussion over three sessions.

WHY ATTEND: Learn, discuss, and challenge yourself about a topic that sounds like science fiction, but isn’t!

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: Alan Jones worked as a mathematician in the aerospace industry for entirely too many years. He’s now safely retired, enjoying the snowbird lifestyle and the clear, dark skies here in the Highlands, and trying to learn more about the environment of southern Arizona.

Intelligent Life Session II

Dates:  Monday, Feb 21, 2022
11:00 – 12:00pm   
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Second session. See Intelligent Life I for details

WHY ATTEND: See Intelligent Life I for details

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: See Intelligent Life I for details.

Intelligent Life Session III

Dates:  Monday, Feb 28, 2022
11:00 – 12:00pm
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Third session. See Intelligent Life I  for details

WHY ATTEND: See Intelligent Life I for details

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: See Intelligent Life I for details.

The Western Myth in Movies Session I

Dates:  Monday, Feb 7, 2022
1:30 – 2:30pm
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This will be a critique of the Western Movie genre. The filmmakers/directors created myths of the 19th and early 20th century West in narrative form which we all enjoyed as children. Hollywood continues to create western movies finding a significant number of movie-goers that love the style, narrative, and storyline. To enjoy these movies, we will explore the way filmmakers used specific mythological elements.

 WHY ATTEND: People living in the Southwest can visit and enjoy many historical places. This is a chance to look at some of the places, prevalent myths (white horse vs black horse) and morals of the time while enjoying the filmmaker’s perception of this part of the U.S. John has first-hand experience from stories on the development of movies from screenwriters to directors to actors, the very people that fashioned the western movies.

 PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: John Abeln has lived in the west for over fifty years. While attending California State University at Northridge in the early 1970’s John worked at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles. He learned about film making from its members who were involved in the Hollywood motion picture industry.

The Western Myth in Movies Session II

Dates:  Monday, Feb 14, 2022
1:30 – 2:30pm
Catalina II

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Second session.  See The Western Myth in Movies I.

WHY ATTEND: See The Western Myth in Movies I for details.

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: See The Western Myth in Movies I for details.

Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet

Dates:  Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022
11:00 – 12:00pm
Catalina II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet presents a program of classical, romantic, and 20th century works written for wind quintet. (Note: a collection will be taken for the students at the end of the performance).

WHY ATTEND: Come enjoy the music played by talented young professional musicians. They will present a concert of beautiful standard and non-standard wind chamber music.

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY:

The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is the premiere student ensemble at The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Comprised of Master level students from all over the world, each iteration of the ensemble has gone on to succeed in the nation’s finest chamber music competitions.

Cassandra Grace Gunn – flute

Sydney Streightiff- oboe

Jessica Garner- clarinet

Brianna Reed- horn

Carlos Garcia Beltran- bassoon

Life in the Netherlands 1936 - 1957

Dates:  Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022
11:00 – 12:00pm
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

We often think of our childhoods as a time unrelated to history. It is not until later in

life that we begin to realize, and appreciate, what our families have experienced and what impact those experiences had on our own lives. I was born in The Netherlands in 1936. My parents were very active in the Dutch resistance. I will share with you what I remember from that period and how it impacted our views and lives.

WHY ATTEND: I will count on attendees to bring questions related to this topic. This will help me

gauge where your interests lie and to have an interactive session about my experience.

 

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: You already know Neil Voegrop’s age from the title. His entire family emigrated to the US in 1957. He received his formal education in The Netherlands. His work career was spent in the financial field (29 Years) and he is now retired.

On the Trail of the Ancient Ones

Dates:  Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022
11:00 – 12:00pm 
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Join Terry Poppleton as he takes us on a journey to another place and another time. The place is the Four Corners region of the U.S., and the time is a thousand years ago. On this journey we will visit such storied places as Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Hovenweep. Discover how this remarkable culture flourished, changed, and survived in the challenging environment of the American Southwest.

 WHY ATTEND: Increase your knowledge of the history and culture of the Ancestral Pueblo people of the Southwest.

 

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: Terry Poppleton has lived in Glen Ellyn, IL for 49 years. He taught history for 33 years at Hadley Junior High School. He has had a lifelong interest in Native Americans. Since his retirement, he and his wife, Sharon, have made many trips to the southwest. It was on these trips that Terry became interested in archaeology. He will share with us some of the excitement and insight that has come about through his travels.

Planning for Extreme Heat

Dates:  Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022
11:00 – 12:30pm
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

NOTE THAT THE PRESENTER WILL BE ON ZOOM WHILE ATTENDEES WILL BE IN CATALINA II

Climate change and the urban heat island effect are increasing risks of extreme heat in communities across the world. In the United States, extreme heat is the number one weather related killer and has additional economic, social, and environmental impacts. Despite increasing recognition of the threat extreme heat poses, heat planning and governance remains underdeveloped in comparison to other natural hazards such as wildfires, flooding, and drought. This presentation will explore how communities are planning for extreme heat through heat mitigation and management strategies, and opportunities and challenges in the emerging area of heat governance.

 WHY ATTEND: Attendees will learn how communities across the U.S. and in Arizona are planning for increasing extreme heat risk.

 PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: Ladd Keith, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments at The University of Arizona. He is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of urban planning and climate science and focuses on how governments are addressing extreme heat risk.

Tour of the Tohono Chul Gardens

Dates:  Wednesday, Feb 16 2022
10:00 – 12:00pm
Tohono Chul Gardens

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Join LLRH at the Tohono Chul Gardens for a 10am hour-long docent led tour, followed by an hour at your own leisure to tour the gardens, exhibits and gift shop. The gardens are considered the premier planting of Sonoran Desert plants. See their website for exhibits, events, and directions https://tohonochul.org/ NOTE: MASKS REQUIRED, SO DON’T FORGET TO BRING ONE. Also, make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and as always in Arizona don’t forget hats and sunscreen.  Cost: Senior (62+): $13, Adults $15.  Go to the Admissions window to pay and we will meet there.  The docent will meet us at the Garden Entry Ramada across from Admissions. The tour is scheduled to begin at 10am, so plan on arriving between 9:30 – 9:45 to pay the admission fee. Someone will reach out to attendees the week of the tour to see if there is any interest in going to a restaurant for a light lunch.

 WHY ATTEND:

Enjoy the beautiful winter plants of the Sonoran Desert with friends from the Highlands.

Tour of the Arizona State Museum Exhibit Wrapped in Color: Legacies of the Mexican Serape

Dates:  Wednesday, Feb 23 2022
10:00 – 12:00pm
Arizona State Museum, UA Campus

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Join LLRH at 10am at the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona campus for a self-guided tour of their current premier exhibit: Wrapped In Color: Legacies of the Mexican Serape

https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/wrapped-in-color

This exhibit has been drawing people from all over the world because it is co-curated by ASM with textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez, one of the great living Zapotec weavers. Since we will be at our leisure we will plan an hour on this exhibit, followed by an hour looking at other exhibits and going to the gift shop. Cost: $6.00 for 65+ or $8.00 for adults. NOTE: MASKS REQUIRED, SO DON’T FORGET TO BRING ONE. ASM is located on the University of Arizona campus which will be in session and the closest pay parking is about a block away, so plan to arrive at least by 9:30am since our group appointment is 10am.  Go to this website for a map and details on pay parking https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/visit Someone will reach out to attendees the week of the tour to see if there is any interest in going to a restaurant for a light lunch.

 

WHY ATTEND:  Enjoy the vibrant colors and learn about the craft and beauty of Zapotec weaving.

Be Here Now: Discover Meditation

Dates:  Wednesday, March 2 2022
11:00 – 12:00pm
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

COVID-19 has diverted us from the usual pace of life and now we are spending a greater portion of our lives alone. Isolated. We do not always know how to be alone with our best friend…ourselves. Meditation is a way to know yourself better, reduce stress, promote healing, center in peace, and learn how to be happy.  This presentation will explore various kinds of meditation, breath work, and the process of adapting to the silence of meditation practice.  There is no one size fits all.  You have to choose what works for you.

 WHY ATTEND: Discover yourself through meditation and solitude.

 PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: Camille Sensale is a retired Registered Nurse, a Spiritual Retreat Director and Yoga Instructor.  For many years she has longed to live a life of contemplation.  Although she attended many seminars, meditation practice alluded her.  Solitude was scarry at first but persistence unleashed a pathway for her to follow.

Sacrifice and the Gift of Caregiving

Dates:  Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022
1:30 – 2:30pm
Catalina II

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This will be an interactive session for exploring personal experience of care giving and the questions, challenges and benefits it raises. We will explore questions like: What life changes this has brought to your life? What is Self-care? What are the behavioral changes in the loved one or the care giver? What are the social and emotional issues? How does one deal with financials concerns?

 WHY ATTEND: To gain appreciation of the life skills gained in caring for a loved one. Discussion of multiple aspects of caregiving including selfcare.

 PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: Maureen Conroyd ran Conroyd and Associates from 1984-2017. She has experience in Clinical Psychotherapy; Family Mediator; Collaborative Family Law Specialist; Guardian Ad Litem/ Superior Court; Critical Incident De-Briefing. She has Publications in Books and Journals and has presented Seminars and conferences at city, state, national and international conferences.

2022 GREAT DECISIONS FROM THE FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  

Build your knowledge of current international developments through discussions, insights, and opinions. LLRH is registered with the Foreign Policy Association in NYC.  For over 100 years, the FPA has provided educational programs for citizens, business professionals, and public officials.  The LLRH Great Decisions group will meet five times this Spring and four times in the Fall. A 20 – 30-minute video is shown at the start of each meeting. Reading the 2022 Great Decisions Briefing Book prepares you with facts for the hour-long discussion. For the 2022 Briefing book, first contact Prudy Abeln at 575-613-3337 to see if any pre-ordered books are available.  Otherwise, call the FPA at 800-477-5836  to order the 2022 Briefing book.  Pay by credit card – $35.00 plus shipping.

GREAT DECISIONS 2022 TOPICS & MODERATORS – Spring, Catalina II Sessions

Spring, Catalina II Sessions

 Outer Space – John Lenzi – Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022, 1:30-3:00 PM     

Climate Change – Clark Boren – Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022, 1:30-3:00 PM  

Russia and the US – Clark Boren, Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022, 1:30-3:00 PM

Myanmar & ASEAN – John Abeln, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 1:30 – 3:00PM

Biden’s Agenda – Maureen Conroyd, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 1:30 – 3:00PM

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