Scarsdale Adult School E-News
January 2023
Newly Added Film Classes
Newly added to the catalog as a special community event is a film screening and then discussion with the director of Last Flight Home (Timoner 2022) (Course 11704) on Wednesday, March 8 from 6:30pm-9:00pm at JCC of Mid-Westchester. After making a splash at Sundance prior to its release worldwide in theaters last fall, Ondi Timoner's bittersweet movie documents in unvarnished verité style her own father's storied career as the founder of Air Florida, celebrates his personal and professional achievements, and chronicles Eli Timoner's final days as he and his family count down until the end of his life under California's medical aid-in-dying law.
Marilyn DeRight will be leading the recently added Film Discussion: Movies About Jewish Identity (Course 11702), starting Thursday, March 2, 2023. Films to be discussed are Arranged (2007), Madame Rosa (1977), Liberty Heights (1999), and Menashe (2017). Students must view the movies on their own prior to class; all are available at local public libraries and through online streaming services.
Kate Hearst's film class highlighting four female-directed films within the top 100 greatest films of all time on Sight and Sound's 2022 poll has been postponed to the spring term. Game-Changers in Cinema (Course 11693) (formerly named European Women Directors on Sight and Sound's 2022 Greatest Films of All Time Poll) will now begin on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Films to be discussed include the movie at the very top of the list, Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, a 1975 work by Belgian director Chantal Akerman, as well as the following three cinematic masterpieces, all directed by women: Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda, 1962), The Gleaners and I (Agnès Varda, 2000), and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma 2019).
Polls Are Closing on Friday
Time is running out to cast your ballot in the annual Best of Westchester poll. Please vote for Scarsdale Adult School in the Best Adult Classes (Services) category and help us reprise our role as a "Best of Westchester" award-winner. The electronic ballot is live only until 5 pm on Friday, January 20, 2023.
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of January 15, 2023
  • Presidential Libraries, Repositories of National History: Abraham Lincoln to William McKinley (11672)
  • Walking Tour: Grand Central Terminal (11620)

Art Appreciation
  • Walking Tour: Cubism and the Trompe l'Oeil Tradition at the Met (11645)
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch, Painters of the Flemish Renaissance (11629)

Career and Job Search
  • New Year, New You: Re-Energizing Your Professional Path in 2023 (11626)

Current Events and Politics
  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (11609)

Fitness and Dance
  • Essential Yoga (11580)* NEW START DATE
  • Gentle Yoga (11582)* NEW START DATE
  • Walk 15® (11650)
Food & Beverage, Nutrition
  • Pantry Makeover (11665)
  • Pantry Makeover and Tour of Whole Foods (11666)

  • Beginner Bridge (11654)* NEW START DATE

History and Culture
  • Turning American History Upside Down (11688)

  • Intermediate to Advanced Spanish (11705)* NEWLY ADDED
  • Intermediate French (11697)* NEW START DATE

Literature, Film, and Television
  • New Books for a New Year (11593)

Performing Arts
  • Learn to Play the Guitar (11603)

  • Children’s Picture Book Essentials (11689)
Week of January 22, 2023
  • Presidential Libraries, Repositories of National History: Theodore Roosevelt to Herbert Hoover (11673)
  • Gilded Age Mansions of Westchester (11621)

Art Appreciation
  • Walking Tour: Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina at the Met (11646)
  • Walking Tour: Contemporary Galleries of New York City (11662)
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Pieter Bruegel, Pioneer of Landscapes (11630)
  • Chinese Landscape Painting from the Song Dynasty to the Present (11686)
  • Walking Tour: Flemish Galleries at the Met (11637)

Career and Job Search
  • Strategic Volunteering for Professional and Personal Growth (11627)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (11564)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (11565)

Health and Wellness
  • Reduce Food Cravings, Lower Stress, and Increase Energy Without Dieting (11659)
  • Divorce Detox: How to Start Healing (11667)

History and Culture
  • Italian Jews Under Fascism (11619)
Music Appreciation
  • Pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, Concert of Love (11703)* NEWLY ADDED

Performing Arts
  • Group Piano Lessons for Beginner & Intermediate Students (11602)
  • Learn to Play the Ukulele for Beginners (11604)
  • World Drumming (11607)
  • Learn to Play the Violin (11605)
  • Ring Your Bell! (11606)
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Catalog of Winter Classes
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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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