Partners in Learning Cooperative Forum II

Moderator: Richard Sewell
Course Type: Peer Learning
Registration Fee: $20
Time: September 16 to October 7, Noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes:

Co-operation is an accepted and often preferred way to develop and complete projects This series builds on the success of last year’s Form and revisits the goal of providing members the option to create research topics in small groups rather than working alone. Anyone looking to gain confidence in making presentations will enjoy this group. small groupArtist and educator Richard Sewell shifts the focus away from the competitive model toward a collaborative team process. Participants take time to exchange ideas, create topics, and present a short talk with a partner. Expect to enjoy the atmosphere of a retreat.

Joyfully Navigating the Seasons of Life

Moderator: Henry Hildebrand
Course Type: Discussion Group
Registration Fee: $5, open to non-members
Time: October 21, Noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes: 

It can be helpful and meaningful for each one of us to adjust our deck chair and reflect on the voyage of our life. Annually there are experiences that we are unable to control, like the four distinct weather seasons. Similarly, we live Seasons in our Life. Life’s seasons are more prolonged but have similarities to the seasons of each year. Spring produces learning, Summer represents the highly productive years, in Fall there is reaping and sometimes repositioning and then Winter allows freedom. But Wait – there can be a fifth season – the “Second Spring”. Come join in on the conversation.

Moving Younger

Moderator: Karen Bowes-Sewell
Course Type: Activity
Registration Fee: $25
Time: September 16 to October 21 (excl. Oct. 14), 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes:

The way we move seems automatic, yet how we sit, stand, walk, turn and even breathe affects our health and quality of living. In response to the demands of life, we often develop movement habits that magnify the aches and pains of aging. We start to do less than before. This course uses the Feldenkrais Method of intelligent movement to provide simple exercises and awareness training to help us find more efficient and comfortable ways of moving. Expect to increase freedom of movement, and enjoy life more. Wear loose layered clothing. Info: kbsewell123@gmail.com

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My computer does what?

Moderator: Sid Huff and Mike Ash
Course Type: Discussion Group
Registration Fee: $25
Time: October 28 to November 25, Noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes:

damn computer

We all struggle with our digital technology. (And what does “digital” mean, exactly?) How does our generation, which didn’t grow up with computers and probably didn’t learn about them in school get our head around the rapidly changing digital world? How does this stuff work? What do I need to know to avoid being a complete Luddite? How can I be sure to stay safe online? Join a couple of long-time IT wonks for an inside look at the digital world.

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Considering China

Moderators: Fredrieka Hunter and Jean Weigand
Course Type: Peer Learning
Registration Fee: $25
Time: October 28 to November 4, 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes: 

modern chinaSession one of this series is a tourist’s impression of China introduced by Fredrieka Hunter who visited China in the spring of 2019. The next 3 sessions will be topics selected and presented by course participants. Possible topics could include innovations, ethnic diversity, the environment, Hong Kong, politics or global economic impact (e.g. One Belt, One Road initiative; economic imperialism?). The final session will look at Canada’s recent freeze in relations with China.

Winter and Spring Programs 2020 – Preview

Twelfth Night Party, January 6, 4:00 to 8:00 pm

  • At Nancy Winters’ place
  • An open house to introduce the winter program and do a little socializing

Round One, Mondays, January 13 to February 10

  • NOON to 1:30 pm: Discovery Talks
  • 2:30 to 4:30 pm: Shakespeare “As you like it”

Round Two, Mondays, February 24 to March 23

  • NOON to 1:30 pm: My Favourite Moment in History
  • 2:30 to 4:30 pm: Climate Crisis Unpacked

Potpourri, Mondays, April 6 and April 20 to May 11

  • Events to be announced
  • Membership not requited