Course Catalog Fall 2017–Lifestyles, Music & Fun

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Adventures in Sailing (#01)

After 10 years, this three-day class has become a legacy of the Williamsburg Learning Tree. Get a rigorous, safety-first education without anxiety. Recommended for landlubbers, reluctant spouses, and prospective owners. Each day 4 hours of instruction on the water. Bring a bag lunch. Topics: power of trim, skill and seamanship, rules of the road, navigation basics.

Bill O'Donovan is ASA certified & licensed as a US Coast Guard 50-ton Captain. He runs a charter sailing business on the York River.

This course meets three times this fall (and there's a rain date):
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rain date if necessary: November 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Total Cost: $125.00

Location: York River Yacht Haven, Gloucester Point, VA

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Beginner Mah Jongg (#53)

Mah Jongg is amazing! Not the little matching game you play on your phone, but the real thing that has fascinated people for centuries. Learning to play the complex game of Mah Jongg will give you hours of challenging fun.

This two-session class will teach you the basics of playing American Mah Jongg and how to navigate the official Mah Jongg card. Come with friends so you’ll have people to play with once you learn the game. PLEASE NOTE: You must purchase an official National Mah Jongg League 2017 card before class! You can order it online at www.nationalmahjonggleague.org - the price is $8.00 for regular print or $9.00 for large print, or call the League at (212) 246-3052.

Suzanne Huddleston, Director of the Williamsburg Learning Tree, learned to play mah jongg through the program and is hooked on the game for life! She loves both playing and teaching this challenging and fun game.

Sessions for this class: 2

Total Cost: $30

Dates/Times:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12 Noon
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12 Noon

Location:
Jamestown Room at the Williamsburg Landing, 5700 Landing Drive, Williamsburg, VA/strong>

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Blues Harmonica for All Skills (#54)

New or returning folks are welcome to share in the beautiful music from this surprisingly sophisticated musical instrument. In the Chicago/Memphis style, you will begin to sound like Little Walter or Paul Butterfield. You will need a basic harmonica in the key of "C". The best is Hohner Special 20 (it costs more but it's worth it).

Bob Albergotti has been making music in Williamsburg for over 40 years. He loves teaching other music lovers about the harmonica and has offered this course and others like it for many years.

Sessions for this course: 3

Cost: $60.00

Time: All class sessions are from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Dates:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Location: Griffin-Yeates Learning Center, 1490 Government Road, Williamsburg, VA

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Erhu Workshop Session 1 - September/October (#100)

Introduced during the Tang Dynasty, the Erhu has played a central role in traditional Chinese music for over 2,000 years. This class is designed to teach students basic Erhu techniques and songs while exposing them to classic Erhu music.

Xiaolu Ma is a volunteer teacher of William & Mary Confucius Institute, majoring in Musicology and specializing in teaching Chinese traditional musical instruments.

Sessions for this course: 8

Total Cost: $80.00

All Class Times: 5:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Dates:
Tuesday, September 19
Thursday, September 21
Tuesday, September 26
Thursday, September 28
Tuesday, October 3
Thursday, October 5
Tuesday, October 10
Thursday, October 12

Location:
Rowe House, Confucius Institute
College of William & Mary
314 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA

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Ehru Workshop Session 2 - October/November (#200)

Introduced during the Tang Dynasty, the Erhu has played a central role in traditional Chinese music for over 2,000 years. This class is designed to teach students basic Erhu techniques and songs while exposing them to classic Erhu music.

Xiaolu Ma is a volunteer teacher of William & Mary Confucius Institute, majoring in Musicology and specializing in teaching Chinese traditional musical instruments.

Sessions for this course: 8

Total Cost: $80.00

All Class Times: 5:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Dates:
Tuesday, October 24
Thursday, October 26
Tuesday, October 31
Thursday, November 2
Tuesday, November 7
Thursday, November 9
Tuesday, November 14
Thursday, November 16

Location:
Rowe House, Confucius Institute
College of William & Mary
314 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA

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The Great American Songbook: Inside the Cabaret World (#128)

Explore the cabaret genre and its special characteristics -- the intimate conversation and connection between the artist and his/her audience, selection of songs, the theatrical nature of the performance, and the unique contribution the singer brings to the materials. Listen to examples and discuss the different vocalists as they personally interpret the Great American Songbook. Recordings and videos of cabaret artists from the current nightclub scene will be played.

Instructor: Susan James is an experienced instructor who holds a B.A. in Music from Manhattanville College. She has taken Masters courses in camera and film production at the University of Southern California and holds a Teaching Certificate in Speech and Performing Arts. She has been an understudy on Broadway and a producer and director of musical reviews in the American Theatre Wing and the USO. She is the founder of Artists in Partnership, Inc., a cultural arts non-profit. To date, she has produced 15 cabaret festivals with top NYC club performers.

Cost: $40.00

Location: Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists campus, 3051 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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How to Downsize With Style (#82)

The art of interior design with your flair and Chris Chura's expertise - Stylish, Sophisticated, Livable. Are you thinking of moving to a active over-55 community or apartment? Or have you already made the move to a smaller space? Chris will share tips, hints and proven methods on how you can live with less and keep your unique style in your new home!

Chris Chura is a Masters graduate from The George Washington University in Interior Design. She is a member of the Interior Design Society and the owner of Chura Custom Interiors in Williamsburg, bringing stylish, sophisticated, livable interior designs to Williamsburg since 2000. See more about her and her expertise at www.ChuraDesigns.com.

Cost: $25

Sessions for this class: 1

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists campus, 3051 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA

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