Scarsdale Adult School E-News
April 2023
Fun and Games at SAS
Suit up for exciting new rounds of bridge. Rich Laufer's spring classes are all starting soon.

Beginner Bridge (Course 11881) meets Monday mornings beginning April 17, 2023. You will learn the basics by playing on your first day. Advanced Beginner Bridge (Course 11883) expands upon the basics and teaches conventions with prepared hands. Class meets Thursday evenings, starting April 20, 2023.

For players who know the fundamentals of bidding and play, Laufer teaches Intermediate Bridge (Course 11884). Class meets Wednesday evenings, beginning April 19, 2023. Bridge: Supervised Play (Course 11882) meets Monday afternoons, beginning this week on April 17, 2023. The format combines recreational play and organized learning for all levels.
New sessions of canasta will begin soon with our experienced instructors. Emma Foster and Amy Katz introduce novices to the game on Tuesday afternoons in Beginner Canasta (Course 11830), starting April 25, 2023. Jamie Meadow will offer Beginner Canasta (Course 11824) on Thursday evenings starting May 4, 2023, and Beginner Canasta (Course 11823) on Thursday afternoons starting May 18, 2023.

For players ready to move beyond the basics, Canasta: Supervised Play helps you hone your skills and work on strategy. Take your game to the next level and meet other players. New sessions are scheduled for:

Also, newly added to the schedule, is Canasta Strategies: Aces, Sevens, and Special Hands (Course 11930), a single session class on Thursday afternoon, May 11, 2023.
Anne Wiesel and Katie Goldberg are both offering new sessions of mah jongg this spring.

Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (Course 11770) just got underway last Monday but other sessions have yet to begin. Registration remains open for Monday mornings (Course 11771) starting June 5, 2023, and Wednesday mornings (Course 11863) starting June 7, 2023.

Learn scoring and betting, winning and defensive strategies, and different styles of playing the hand in Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play. Classes meet on:

Register on your own or with a friend or two and meet others with similar interests in any of these upcoming classes.
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of April 16, 2023
  • Great Architects of the Western World: Masters of Italian Baroque: Francesco Borromini, Guarino Guarini, and Filippo Juvarra (11815)

Art Appreciation
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol (11800)

Arts & Crafts
  • Cartooning for Beginners (11888)
  • A Tisket, a Tasket, Learn to Make a Treat Basket (11740)

  • Beginner Bridge (11881)
  • Advanced Beginner Bridge (11883)
  • Intermediate Bridge (11884)
  • Bridge: Supervised Play (11882)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (11825)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (11861)

Health and Wellness
  • Power of Your Mind (11902)
  • Discover Your Passion, Rewrite Your Story, and Fulfill Your Purpose (11910)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Tales of Down Under (11871)

Personal Finance, Aging, Retirement Planning
  • Life After Work: How to Prepare a Good Life in Retirement (11879)

  • iPhone Photography (11908)

  • Hasidism’s Mysteries Unveiled (11880)
Week of April 23, 2023
  • Great Architects of the Western World: François Mansart and Jules Hardouin-Mansart (11816)
  • Gilded Age Mansions of Riverside Drive, the Other Millionaire’s Row (11764)
Art Appreciation
  • Virtual Tour: Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces at the New Museum (11714)
  • Portraiture: Impressionism's Impact from Édouard Manet to Vincent van Gogh (11792)
  • Walking Tour: Anxiety and Hope in Japanese Art at the Met (11713)

Current Events and Politics
  • Moral Dilemmas, Case Studies in Justice, Ethics, and Morality (11901)
  • Gross National Happiness: Rethinking What a Healthy Economy Means (11759)

Food, Beverage, Nutrition
  • Dissecting Food Labels (11709)
  • Aaharam, Indian Inspired Dishes (11786)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (11829)
  • Beginner Canasta (11830)

Health and Wellness
  • New Resident, New Life Chapter (11913)
  • Mindful Awareness Meditation for Creative Minds (11916)
  • Reduce Food Cravings, Lower Stress, and Increase Energy Without Dieting (11707)

Home and Garden
  • Step by Step Guide to House Renovating (11905)

  • Italiano Conversazioni (11925)
  • Advanced Beginner Italian (11926)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Book Chat with Anna Katsavos: Our Missing Hearts (2022) by Celeste Ng (11719)

Special Events
  • Author Visit: Jessie Daniels, Nice White Ladies (2021) (11726)

  • Successfully Publish Your Book (11891)
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Catalog of Spring Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Spring/Summer 2023 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expanding number of in-person options.
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