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Spring Series 2020!

Popularly known as the Aztecs, the people of Tenochtitlan were a highly advanced civilization. Their art, culture, and architecture dazzled the Spanish invaders, who justified their conquest by depicting the Tenochca as "savages." Come find out about their beliefs and practices as we separate fact from fiction

(Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday April 17 at 9am

Commonly known for its ancient tombs and temples, Egypt is much more than a tourist attraction. Turbulent politics, complex history, and diverse geography make up the land once ruled by the Pharaohs. Join us to learn about ancient and modern day Egypt and experience the culture of this exotic land through the stories of a native Egyptian. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday April 17 at 11am

How did the universe begin? How do we know what we think we know about the history of the universe? How can we test our theories? These are fundamental questions we have all wondered about at some time. Let's learn with David as he shows us how to use conventional astronomy, Einstein's theory of relativity, lots of large machines and supercomputers to answer our questions. David's goal today is to make this accessible to all, including those without a background in physics or astronomy.

(Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday April 24 at 9am

Come join Kimberly in Part 2 of this fascinating story as we time travel back through the fundamental changes of World War II and the essential alliance between the USSR and the US to defeat the fascist threat to the world. How was it before the 1950's? Why did it change? In this class, we will explore how the Soviet Union experienced World War II, how the country endured the final years of Joseph Stalin’s reign, and why Khrushchev was so fascinated with American corn (among other things). (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday April 24 at 11am

With so many plant-eating species in the Amazon rain forest, how do plants survive? In this session, we’ll explore the many fascinating adaptations Amazon plants have developed to stay at least one step ahead of their predators….

(Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday May 1 at 9am

Sicilian cuisine is lesser known than its French or mainland Italian counterparts, but the region's varied history has given rise to a unique, rich, and vibrant new way of cooking. We will be exploring the changes through time within Sicilian cuisine according to the different rulers and cultures that have flown through it. Beginning with its Greek inception to today's modern Italy, this talk will provide insight into this unique island, and the audience will leave with a desire to visit, learn more, and eat!

(Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday May 1 at 11am

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 1945. You may or may not remember this day, but do you know why it is important? What happened next? Come and learn with Bill as we hear his thoughts on this postwar time and how it affected all of us.
(Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday May 8 at 9am

Surveying the brief history between Korea and the United States from the late 19th century to recent years, this session discusses how the relationship between the two faraway countries has evolved from enemies to friends, and from friends to allies, which constitutes the forefront of liberal democracy in East Asia. Gachi Gapshida! ( Korean for "We Go Together!")

(Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday May 8 at 11am