Scarsdale Adult School E-News
October 2021
Birds, Gems, and Puzzles
Get your binoculars and field guide ready to use after taking the newest class from birdwatcher Neil Hayward on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The theme is the Breeding Biology of Birds (Course 10873). Hayward will blow the cover off the birds that cheat on their mates and reveal the strategies that nesting birds use to look after their young.

Hillary Spector returns with a series of classes on Gemology. Students may take them all or choose individual classes -- they are all gems. Starting with Diamonds (Course 10670) on Thursday, October 14, 2021, the sequence continues with Pearls (Course 10671) on October 21, 2021, Colored Gems (Course 10672), a two-session course starting October 28, 2021, and concluding with Lab Identification and Precious Metals (Course 10673) on November 18, 2021.
The following week, cruciverbalist Steven Manin will teach tips and tricks for solving crossword puzzles. Sharpen your pencils and learn the secrets to help you get through the challenges of Sunday's newspaper. Registration for the newly added Crossword Coach Workshop (Course 10878) is now open.
Catalog Additions
We continue to expand our catalog with new choices. Since last week's eblast, the following classes have been added online and to our printable flipbook:

  • Beginner Canasta (10880)
  • Crossword Coach Workshop (10878)
  • Personal Essay Writing: A Way to Make Meaning of Your Life (10877)
  • Writers' Night Out (10879)
Also, please note this is our last call for the upcoming special event on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 7 to 8:30 pm, when SAS welcomes Three-term U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (Course 10828). An internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Harjo will discuss her trailblazing life and career, as well as her second memoir, Poet Warrior (W.W. Norton, 2021).
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of October 10, 2021
  • Lost Mansions of New York: Charles M. Schwab (10703)
  • New York World’s Fair of 1939-40 (10664)

Art Appreciation
  • Walking Tour: Tribeca Art Scene (10681)
  • Artists of the Non Finito: Titian (10687)
  • Art of Sports: Images of Athletes in Action (10791)
  • Venice Through the Eyes of Artists: Canaletto (10808)
  • Gustav Klimt: Decorative and Provocative (10677)

  • Bridge: Keeping up with Conventions and Strategies for Play of Hand: Splinter (10860)

History and Culture
  • Culture, Cuisine and Betrayal in the History of Italian Jews (10669)

  • Conversational French (10875)
Literature, Film, and Television
  • Author Visit: Joy Harjo, Three-Term U.S. Poet Laureate (10828)
  • Rockin’ TV: Rock & Roll and Television From Elvis to the Monkees (10720)

Natural Sciences
  • Gemology: Diamonds (10670)
  • Breeding Biology of Birds (10873)

Personal Finance, Aging, Retirement
  • Preserving Family Assets: Estate Taxes, Nursing Home Costs, In-Laws and Probate Problems (10820)
Week of October 17, 2021
  • Armchair Tour: Art Deco Metropolis, Whiz-Bang Buildings of Modern New York (10635)
  • Lost Mansions of New York: William Kissam Vanderbilt (10704)
  • Walking Tour: Columbia/Barnard (10661)

Art Appreciation
  • Jacqueline Kennedy and the Aesthetics of Style (10789)
  • Artists of the Non Finito: Michelangelo and Donatello (10688)
  • Venice Through the Eyes of Artists: Francesco Guardi (10809)

Arts & Crafts
  • Whimsical Watercolors (10843)
  • Bridge: Keeping up with Conventions and Strategies for Play of Hand: Trumping in Hand with Short Trumps (10861)
  • Beginner Canasta (10880)
  • Crossword Coach Workshop (10878)
History and Culture
  • Walking Tour: Step Back in Time to the Old Lower East Side (10683)
  • Ancient Rome: The Roman Empire and Its Art (10640)

Natural Sciences
  • Gemology: Pearls (10671)
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Catalog of Fall Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Fall 2021 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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