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Spring 2022

Registration for the spring semester is now closed. Please contact Living U coordinator, Maribeth Benner, at 215-368-4438 ext. 44204 if still interested in registering.

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LB03 The Story of Claude Good and the Worm Project

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium 207 W Summit St, Souderton, PA

Learn about how Claude Good went from being a missionary with his wife, Alice, in a remote area of Mexico to being the founder of the Worm Project, provides medicine to treat millions of children for parasitic worms. Meet several of the Worm Project's volunteers and hear about how it partners with other organizations around the world to reach some of the most vulnerable children in over 40 countries. The new book, How to Change the World One Penny at a Time: The Story of Claude Good and the Worm Project, will be available for purchase. About the instructors: Gary Delp, Dr. Clarence Freed, and Jeff Hollenbach Gary Delp serves as president of the board for the Worm Project. Gary and his wife, Julie, live in Sellersville and are members of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Dr. Clarence Freed volunteers with the Worm Project and has treated children in Haiti who suffer from parasitic worms. Jeff Hollenbach is a member of the board for the Worm Project. Jeff's background includes teaching match and coaching numerous sports at Pennridge High School, including head coach of the football team. He is also a licensed pastor and is active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


LB22 Two Wonderful Composers: Two Favorite Hyphenates

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium 207 W Summit St, Souderton, PA

Please note: This is a two-session course, and will be held on Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, May 26. We all know of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. In the world of classical music, these and a handful of others are the acknowledged greats. What about the others that have, for one reason or another, been relegated to secondary status? This course explores a wealth of beautiful music that has been penned by those composers so relegated. Join us as we learn about the works of what instructor Gary Kaplan affectionately refers to as his "two favorite hyphenates," the elegant music of the French Charles Camille Saint-Saens, and the glittering fairy tale world of the Russian Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, beyond "Scheherazade." Come, make the acquaintance of these two wonderful composers! About the instructor: Gary Kaplan Gary Kaplan was born and raised in Philadelphia. He earned his bachelor's degree in art education from Temple University, and later a master's in art education from Beaver College (now Arcadia University). For 30 years Gary taught art in the Philadelphia public schools, and has been an avid lover of classical music and opera since childhood. His interests include art, art history, historical costume, history, and he has more than 300 operas in his collection.

Have questions? Have an idea for a class?

Contact Maribeth Benner,
Living U coordinator, at 215-368-4438.