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How To Give A TED Talk If Your Name Isn’t Ted

Martin McDermott, author and Brookdale speech faculty

Learn the principles used by popular TED speakers, and apply them in your own short TED-style talk – round red carpet and all! Taught by an author and speech professor of 20 years, this hands-on workshop teaches skills suitable for any speaking occasion. 2 SESSIONS

Sat, Jun 9 & 16, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XPERS 114


Declutter And Simplify

Andreea Fegan, certified holistic health educator

When our possessions clutter our lives, we feel drained of energy and lose our sense of freedom. Living a joyful, healthy life is often unrelated to food. It’s about lifestyle. Learn the benefits of a happy, decluttered life – from food, to home, to self. 3 SESSIONS

Session 1: Food and Kitchen

Join us as we simplify from pantry to fridge to meal planning and shopping lists so you can stick to your healthy eating goals.

Session 2: Home:

We all like our stuff, but much of what we own owns us! Unravel what to keep and what not to keep when it comes to papers, books, clothes, and miscellaneous items.

Session 3: Self!

What does it really mean to live a simplified life? What distractions are tapping your energy and keeping you from your best life? Learn how to life a cozy, happy, simplified life with more joy, every day.

Tues & Thurs, Jun 21-28, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $75, XPERS 001


Get Going Guitar

Nate Fegan, instructor

It’s time to start the music! Join fellow procrastinators in this class for adult beginners and leave this class knowing how to play a complete Eagles Song (selected by class group). Plus more! Begin building a foundation to pursue any musical style, whether electric or acoustic. Learn chords, scales, basic rhythms, and proper technique. Prior experience is not necessary. Students must bring their own guitars (acoustic or electric). 4 SESSIONS

Sec 1: Thurs, Jul 5-Jul 26, 7-8:30 pm
Sec 2: Thurs, Jul 19-Aug 9, 10-11:30 am
Fee and Code: $75, XHUMM 075


Positive Aging

Diane Lang, therapist, author, educator

Life expectancy has improved considerably in recent decades. Most of us look forward to more than twenty years in retirement. How we choose to address our aging bodies and minds during this time is up to us. Our beliefs on aging play a huge role in our happiness and health. We will explore ways to thrive at any age, perspective on the aging process, the truths and myths of aging and cultivate a positive approach to future years and the new possibilities the next stage of life can bring. 3 SESSIONS

Thurs, Jul 19-Aug 2, 10:30 am-noon
Fee and Code: $65, XPERS 211


Keep Going Guitar

Nate Fegan, instructor

Return for encore instruction and fun. Learn new class-selected songs at the beginner and advanced beginner levels. (Class size limited) Build the musical skills and confidence you need to enjoy making great music with your guitar! Students must bring their own guitars (acoustic or electric). 4 SESSIONS

Thurs, Aug 9-Aug 30, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $75, XHUMM 069



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