Scarsdale Adult School E-News
January 2021
Winter Games at SAS
The Beijing Olympics are still a year away but SAS offers its own variety of winter games for a bit of competition and entertainment.

Sylwia McNamara has already kicked off the semester with multi-week sessions of Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate Bridge. New sessions will begin in the spring. Registration is open.

McNamara's popular Bridge: Keeping Up with Conventions and Strategies for Play of Hand series offers single session weekly opportunities to focus on a specific topic, with notes and homework to reinforce the lesson. Students may register for as many or as few classes as they like. Next week's subject is Developing Long Suits (Course 10144) on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Shuffle the deck and grab a second one. Emma Foster and Amy Katz are offering a five-week evening section of Canasta: Beginner Series (Course 10311) starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The next daytime session begins Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (Course 10131).

They also have one more topic-specific class coming up soon in their Canasta Strategies series. For players ready to move beyond the basics, Special Hands (Course 10133) will be the focus on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Register now for any of our upcoming Games classes and join the fun!
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of January 31, 2021
Art Appreciation
  • Norton Simon Museum, Legacy of a California Art Baron (10227)
  • Virtual Tour of NYC Galleries in Tribeca and Chelsea (10249)
  • Art Appreciation with Page Knox: Kerry James Marshall (10241)
  • Claude Monet, Coloring the World in Giverny (10224)
  • Giotto, Father of European Painting (10152)

  • Bridge: Keeping up with Conventions and Strategies for Play of Hand: Developing Long Suits (10144)
  • Canasta: Beginner Series (10311)
History, Culture, and Current Events
  • Ancient Egypt: What's Up, King Tut? The Myths, Treasures and Archaeology of King Tut-Ankh-Amun (10109)
  • Great Traditions of Imperial China (10216)
  • International Examples of Transportation Systems (10122)

Home and Workplace Organization
  • Downsizing: Everything You Need to Know to Get From Here to There (10128)
Literature, Film, and Theater
  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (10173)
  • And That's the Way It Is: A Look Back at 70 Years of TV News (10179)
Music Appreciation
  • Top Jazz Playlists: Five Essential Albums for Your Collection (10301)
  • Top Jazz Playlists: Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert (10302)
  • Understanding Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto (10257)
Week of February 7, 2021
  • Getty Villa, Paradise on the Pacific (10228)
  • Secrets of San Francisco’s Russian Hill (10278)

Art Appreciation
  • Take Me Away! Travel the World of Classical Mythology through Art (10217)
  • Up and Coming: 2020 Guggenheim Fellows (10275)
  • Art Appreciation with Page Knox: Gerhard Richter (10244)
  • Masaccio, Creating the School of the World (10153)

  • Canasta Strategies: Special Hands (10133)
  • Bridge: Keeping up with Conventions and Strategies for Play of Hand: In Which Hand Should You Trump Your Losers? (10145)
History, Culture, and Current Events
  • Ancient Egypt: Gods, Goddesses and Egyptian Mythology (10110)
  • Talking History/Talking Books: A Promised Land by Barack Obama (10104)
  • Conversation with Anthony Ray Hinton: Diversity, Unity and Justice (10407)* Newly added special event
  • History Reexamined through Twenty-first Century Non-Fiction: The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (10115)

Literature, Film, and Theater
  • Orson Welles and the Making of Citizen Kane (10281)
  • How the Internet Changed the Media and Why Newspapers, Music, and Television Will Never Be the Same (10180)

Music Appreciation
  • Top Jazz Playlists: Billie Holiday's Body and Soul (10303)
  • Valentine's Day Concert with Cristiana Pegoraro (10254)

Virtual Tours
  • Armchair Tour: Historic Georgetown in Washington, D.C. (10285)
Printer-Friendly Interactive Flipbook Catalog of Zoom-Based Classes
Online courses in our catalog are increasing by the dozens to meet demand. Remember that all upcoming synchronous classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of the Winter Catalog.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning from the comforts of home.
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