Classes Coming Soon
Contemporary Comedic Genius Series: Billy Crystal
Instructor: Martin Marshall
Mondays | Jan. 13 – Feb. 3 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
4-week session, Class ID: 7867, Cost: $81
Laugh out loud with Marshall as he explores the comedy and career of the very funny Billy Crystal on Saturday Night Live, as the star in When Harry met Sally, the urban cowboy in City Slickers, the Tony-winning 700 Sundays and much more.
Martin Marshall is a film writer, director and producer with years of experience managing improv theaters and teaching the Comedic Genius Series.
Beethoven and the Romantics
Instructor: Dr. Kayleen Asbo
Wednesdays | Jan. 15 – Feb. 19 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
6-week session, Class ID: 7869, Cost: $110
Fill your ears during Asbo’s exploration into Beethoven’s musical evolution from imitator to hero and discover how his late quartets influenced Schubert and Mendelssohn and how his symphonies inspired and guided Liszt, Brahms, Berlioz, Wagner and Tchaikovsky.
Dr. Kayleen Asbo is the cultural historian and preconcert lecturer for the Santa Rosa Symphony and the San Francisco Opera.
The Science Behind, Inside and Under World Famous Architecture
Instructor: Sally Heath
Thursdays | Jan. 16 – Feb. 5 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | East Recreation Center
6-week session, Class ID: 7871, Cost: $110
NOTE: This class will not meet on February 6th
Discover why buildings stand or collapse through the exploration of the science, engineering and materials of iconic structures like the Pyramids, the Colosseum, Hagia Sophia, the Golden Gate Bridge, the World Trade Center and Burj Khalifa.
Sally Heath, an award-winning physics professor with 35 years at Santa Rosa Junior College, is now a Lifelong Learning instructor at the SSU.
You’re Writing a Memoir? A How-To Workshop
Instructor: Ida Rae Egli
Jan. 22 – Feb. 19
6:00 – 8:00 PM | Central Activities Center, Rm. B
5-week session, Class ID: 7872, Cost: $126
Back by popular demand, this interactive class teaches the skills needed for memoir writing in an interactive, experiential way that is personalized to each student. Teacher and student feedback on in-class writings are offered in addition to traditional classroom instruction.
Ida Rae Egli was the chair of the English department at Santa Rosa Junior College and now is a freelance writer and writing coach.
The Genius of Hitchcock
Instructor: Terry Ebinger
Mondays | Feb. 10 – Mar. 2 | 2:30 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
4-week session, Class ID: 7876, Cost: $81
Note: Early start time
Join film scholar Ebinger for a suspenseful journey into understanding Hitchcock’s visionary approach, symbolism, cinematic innovations, psychological depths and mythic storytelling in four classic films: The 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious and Strangers on a Train.
Terry Ebinger is a passionate educator and group leader who approaches film studies through art, history, psychology, anthropology, myth and dream.
Cider – How America’s Favorite Beverage Was Almost Lost
Instructor: David Sandri
Wednesdays | Feb. 26 – Mar. 4 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
2-week session, Class ID: 7870, Cost: $52
In early America, cider was the beverage of choice. But, by the first part of the 20th century cider production almost stopped. Why did it fall out of fashion and why has its popularity roared back in recent times?
David Sandri is a 30-year veteran in the alcohol beverage industry with a passion for the production, history and judging of wine and cider.
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, BERGER CENTER
Music and Food begins at 2:30, Preview 3:00 – 5:00
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Photo by Julie Kiil
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