Acrylic Painting: Still Life & Landscapes
Fine Arts & Crafts
Acrylic paints provide bright, bold colors, and an endless range of textures and effects. They are an ideal medium for both beginners and experienced artists. In this class we’ll paint different subjects: natural scenes, objects of our everyday life, and more. We’ll explore the works of great painters of the past, as well as contemporary ones, and introduce you to the main techniques and tools of painting. The fundamentals of composition, tone, and mixing colors will be covered as well. A supply list will be emailed once the class has reached minimum enrollment.
Joyful Morning Yoga
Fitness & Dance
Morning yoga classes ease you into your day with poses that connect the mind, body, and spirit. Particular attention is given to helping each student understand and work with their body to achieve proper alignment. Regular practice of yoga brings calm, focus, increased flexibility and strength to your life. Please note: Bring a yoga mat, blocks if you have them, a blanket if you like, and wear comfortable clothing.
Beginner Levantine Spoken Arabic
Considered one of the major varieties of Arabic, Levantine Arabic refers to the spoken variety of Arabic among the Eastern Mediterranean Coast which includes Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine. More informal than Modern Standard Arabic, this dialect is used in the home, among friends, and has become the chosen language for many television series. Thus it is the version of spoken Arabic that is understood by almost all Arabs. This beginner class will teach basic conversation skills including how to introduce yourself. For those who know the Arabic alphabets.
Recreation & Travel
Play Bridge: Bidding Refresher Move beyond the basics of the game in this class dedicated to increasing your confidence and deepening your understanding of bridge. In a virtual setting, we’ll review bidding guidelines as well as opening and responding, overcalls and takeout doubles, stayman and jacoby transfers as well as strong 2C and blackwood. “Sit” at an online table with classmates, bid and play a series of prepared deals to practice the techniques presented. Get your questions answered and receive help in real-time. This is a wonderful opportunity for bridge players who would like a refresher to improve and hone their bidding skills. The atmosphere will be fun, friendly and relaxed. Pre-class notes regarding Zoom and Bridge App (compatible with all devices and browsers) will be sent in advance to registered participants. Play Bridge: Defense Come join us online to practice and play bridge while increasing your confidence and deepening your understanding of the game. Each session will begin with a brief lesson on defense. Topics will include carding/signals, opening leads, discards and partnership cooperation. At an online table, bid and play a series of prepared deals to practice the techniques presented. Get your questions answered and receive help in real-time. This is a wonderful opportunity for beginner course graduates and advanced beginners to improve and hone their playing skills. The atmosphere will be fun, friendly and relaxed. Pre-class notes regarding Zoom and Bridge App (compatible with all devices and browsers) will be sent in advance to registered participants.
The Dispensary Next Door: Cannabis Has Come to Arlington … Will the Grass Be Greener?
With a cannabis dispensary coming to Arlington, the time has come to have a frank discussion about what it will mean for our town to have medical and recreational cannabis available to the general public. What are the benefits and risks to having a “pot shop” alongside our coffee houses and liquor stores? How, if at all, will this change the discussions we have with our kids about drug use? And, what the heck actually happens inside a dispensary?! To help us unpack all this, our moderator, Steve Almond, will talk with experts. Steve Almond, moderator Panelists: Erin Zwirko, Assistant Director for Planning and Community Development for the Town of Arlington Dianna Dixon, has talked to hundreds of patients and customers about cannabis medicine Cindy Sheridan Curran, Court/Home Liaison and Readiness/Emergency Management Coordinator for Arlington Public Schools