Scarsdale Adult School E-News
October 2021
This Month's Must See Events
Fresh off an engaging presentation from "The Paper Menagerie" author Ken Liu last week, SAS offers two more Tuesday evening opportunities to delve into issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and then two additional special events to end the month.
This coming Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 7 to 8 pm, we welcome Barnard College Professor Nara Milanich to discuss the Myths and Realities of the Migrant Family Crisis at the U.S./Mexico Border (Course 106256). Putting recent events into broader historical perspective, Milanich will debunk the heated rhetoric to address the realities behind family migration at the southern border and the U.S. response. Milanich will cover the reasons for and the challenges of this migration, leaving ample time for online Q&A from registered participants.
Three-term U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (Course 10828) will be visiting SAS virtually the following week on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 7 to 8:30 pm, the day after the nation observes Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day. 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).

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children’s books, and one previous memoir. An accomplished musician, she performs on sax­o­phone and flute and has produced seven award-winning albums. In addi­tion to serv­ing as a three-term U.S. Poet Lau­re­ate, Har­jo is a chan­cel­lor of the Acad­e­my of Amer­i­can Poets, holds a Tul­sa Artist Fel­low­ship, directs For Girls Becom­ing, an arts men­tor­ship pro­gram for young Muskogee women, and is a found­ing board mem­ber and Chair of the Native Arts and Cul­tures Foun­da­tion. She has recent­ly been induct­ed into the Amer­i­can Acad­e­my of Arts and Let­ters, the Amer­i­can Philo­soph­i­cal Soci­ety, the Nation­al Native Amer­i­can Hall of Fame, and the Nation­al Woman’s Hall of Fame.
Later in the month, on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 1 to 2:15pm, the real artist behind the paintings featured in Israel's hit television series "Shtisel" joins art appreciation instructor Ronnit Vasserman for Artist Visit: Alex Tubis (Course 10682). Throughout the series, Tubis's portraits captured the challenges faced by the character Akiva (played by Michael Aloni) as an artist living in an ultra orthodox community. Tubis will discuss his career and life as an artist, including his work outside of the television series.

Also on Thursday, October 28, 2021, SAS presents this term's installment of World Politics with Ralph Buultjens (Course 10840) from 7 to 8:15 pm. The subject will be America's global position in the post-pandemic world in terms of the remote revolution, the new social order, economics, and politics, as well as international changes in the balance of power.

Mark your calendar for all these fall special events and register today!
Catalog Changes
The in-person courses listed below have a new venue:

  • Jewelry for the Soul: Meditation Malas (10838) -- now to be held at Scarsdale Public Library
  • Knitting for All Levels (10766) -- now to be held at Scarsdale Public Library
The following course has a change in the previously listed schedule:

  • Editing Photos with Your iPhone (10763) -- now has an additional skip date of 11/18; final class will be held on 12/16
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of October 3, 2021
  • Lost Mansions of New York: Charles Lewis Tiffany (10702)

Art Appreciation
  • Impressionism and Haute Couture: Fashion and Modernism in Late Nineteenth Century Paris (10790)
  • Introduction to Street Art (10674)
  • Armchair Tour: Contemporary Galleries of New York City (10776)
  • Walking Tour: GARNER Arts Center in Garnerville, NY (10825)
  • Venice Through the Eyes of Artists: Baroque Artists (10807)

Arts & Crafts
  • Drawing: An Invaluable Skill and a Fascinating Medium (10764)
  • Rock the Block (10772)
  • Jewelry for the Soul: Meditation Malas (10838)
  • Knitting for All Levels (10766)

Current Events and Politics
  • Myths and Realities of the Migrant Family Crisis at the U.S./Mexico Border (10626)
Fitness and Dance

  • Beginner Bridge (10652 and 10870)
  • Beginner Plus Bridge (10869)
  • Bridge: Supervised Play (10653)
  • Bridge: Keeping up with Conventions and Strategies for Play of Hand: Figuring Out What Opponent Have From the Bidding (10859)
  • Beginner Canasta (10645 and 10874)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play Boot Camp (10648)
  • Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Chess (10655)
History and Culture
  • Turning Points in American History (10630)

  • Intermediate Spanish (10658)
  • Advanced Beginner Italian (10872)
  • Conversational Italian (10748)
  • Italiano Conversazioni (10819)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Remarkable Documentaries of 2021 (10724)
  • Short Stories Live (10755 and 10756)
  • Going Home: Emily Wilson’s Translation of Homer’s Odyssey (10760)
Music Appreciation
  • Masterpieces of Sacred Choral Music (10835)
  • How High the Moon: 1950s Masterpieces of Ella Fitzgerald (10829)

Performing Arts
  • Learn to Play the Ukulele for Beginners (10799)
  • Acting and Improv (10803)
  • Learn to Play the Guitar (10795)

  • Jesus in Jewish Context (10644)

  • Finding Your Voice through Memoir Writing (10697)
  • Personal Essay Writing: A Way to Make Meaning of Your Life (10698)
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)

Arts & Crafts
  • A Tisket, a Tasket, Learn to Make a Small Beaded Basket (10768)

  • Canasta: Supervised Play (10647)
  • 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
  • Life After Work: How to Make the Most of Retirement (10824)
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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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