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Living U - Spring 2019


Lifelong learning for residents, future residents, and seniors in the local community

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Zero Waste Living

Zero Waste Living is a lifestyle choice that supports the elimination of trash and...
Date

Friday March 1st, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Date

Friday March 1st, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Railroading on the North Penn

This class presents the history of the development of the railroad between Philadelphia and...
Date

Tuesday March 5th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Tuesday March 5th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Do We Need to Fear Death? Living and Dying in the Resurrection

Have you ever wondered about the various ways that people think about death? We...
Date

Thursday March 7th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Date

Thursday March 7th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Stories from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq 2.0

This class builds on Sheldon’s class from fall 2018 and will engage you in...
Date

Friday March 8th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Friday March 8th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Young Adult Literature: What Are Your Grandchildren Reading

Join us for an introduction to young adult literature. We will explore classic books...
Date

Tuesday March 12th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Tuesday March 12th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

20th Century Neo-Classical Music

In these classes we will explore neo-classicism in music. Composers Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky,...
Date

Thursday March 14th, 2019

Sessions: 2

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Thursday March 14th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Tuesday March 19th, 2019

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Butterflies in Your Backyard and Beyond

This course will introduce the diverse world of butterflies. We will explore the many...
Date

Monday March 18th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Monday March 18th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

From Indonesia to Philadelphia: Immigrant Mennonite Stories

Join us to learn about the history, hear current stories, and see pictures of...
Date

Thursday March 21st, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Thursday March 21st, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

From Generation to Generation: Telling Our Stories, Passing Them On

As a resident and a volunteer at Dock Woods, Arbutus Sider enjoys writing the...
Date

Tuesday March 26th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Date

Tuesday March 26th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

History of the Dock Properties in Towamencin Township

Join us to learn about the history of the Dock and surrounding properties from...
Date

Friday March 29th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Date

Friday March 29th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Mendelssohn's Elijah

Come and join us for a delightful morning of learning about and listening to...
Date

Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Plastics Recycling in the Delaware Valley

Plastics: where does all that scrap go? We have heard that used, post-consumer plastic...
Date

Friday April 5th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Friday April 5th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Botanical Illustration

Join Sharon for a presentation on the history and contemporary relevance of botanical illustration....
Date

Monday April 8th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Date

Monday April 8th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

From the New World - Music of Dvorak and Gershwin

Dvorak’s Symphony 9 (The New World Symphony) and Gershwin’s jazzy piano concerto are being...
Date

Wednesday April 10th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

Date

Wednesday April 10th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

The Life and Times of Titanic Passenger, Annie C. Funk, Pioneer Missionary

Our community was shocked to learn that beloved missionary, Annie C. Funk, from eastern...
Date

Friday April 12th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Friday April 12th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Pier 53: Philadelphia's Immigration Story

The presentation will include a history of European immigration into Philadelphia during the years...
Date

Tuesday April 16th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Tuesday April 16th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Honey Bee Biology

In this session, Dr. Aloyo will teach us about honey bees. He will teach...
Date

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Date

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Negotiating Core-to-Core Culture Confrontation

Drawing on themes from Chaim Potok’s novel, The Chosen, Dr. Eric Bishop will focus...
Date

Friday April 26th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Friday April 26th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

The Art of Wonder

Scientists and artists are both moved by a spirit of inquiry and curiosity. From...
Date

Monday April 29th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Monday April 29th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Ceramics

If you have ever wanted to experience the pleasures of working in clay to...
Date

Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Sessions: 3

TIME

3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Place

Dock Mennonite Academy - High School Arts Building

Date

Tuesday April 30th, 2019

TIME

3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Place

Dock Mennonite Academy - High School Arts Building

Thursday May 2nd, 2019

3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Dock Mennonite Academy - High School Arts Building

Thursday May 9th, 2019

3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Dock Mennonite Academy - High School Arts Building

Great Italian Masters of Opera

In this class we will enjoy excerpts from two of the most melodious and...
Date

Wednesday May 8th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

Date

Wednesday May 8th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

Field Trip to the Pearl S. Buck House

Join us for a field trip to the Pearl S. Buck House, a National...
Date

Monday May 13th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Place

Pearl S. Buck House

Date

Monday May 13th, 2019

TIME

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Place

Pearl S. Buck House

The Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Convoy: A Study in Volunteer Organizations

Make-A-Wish of Philadelphia, Delaware, and the Susquehanna Valley is a classic case in an...
Date

Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Date

Wednesday May 15th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Fisher Auditorium

Transforming Polarized Thinking

When people are caught in polarized either-or ways of thinking, it is common for...
Date

Friday May 17th, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Date

Friday May 17th, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Container Gardening

Course Closed! The class limit of 15 persons has been reached. The first portion...
Date

Thursday May 23rd, 2019

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Family Room and Pavilion

Date

Thursday May 23rd, 2019

TIME

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Family Room and Pavilion

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