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    Writing the One-Act Play

    Tuesdays, September 25–November 20 (No class October 16), 1:00–3:30 p.m.

    $200 General; $160 Members

    Build your craft through writing exercises, readings of one-act plays, and discussion in this class for new students and experienced playwrights.

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    American Civil Religion

    Thursdays, September 27–November 15 (No class October 18 or 25), 1:30–3:00 p.m.

    $150 General; $120 Members

    Explore the religious archetypes and the complex of ideas that make up American civil religion: prophets, martyrs, myths, holidays, sacred land, and more. Look historically at the climate from which such beliefs arose—first in Europe and then in “The New World”—and particularly at how those beliefs have become genuinely American and new. 

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    Jewelry Making

    Saturdays, September 29–October 20, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    $100 General; $80 Members

    Learn how to create your own jewelry of choice in this beginner’s workshop. Master skills in stringing beads, wire wrapping and looping, and repairing jewelry.

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    Women Artists Who Inspire

    Wednesdays, October 3–November 21 (No class October 17 or November 14), 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    $150 General; $120 Members

    Explore the lives and work of women around the world who have made powerful contributions to art and culture—as Renaissance court painters, elegant society figures, rebels, and contemporary innovators.

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  • Shakespeare Goes to the Opera

    Wednesdays, October 3–November 14 (No class October 17 or 24), 1:00–3:30 p.m.

    $125 General; $100 Members

    Aristotle wrote that the drama should be “embellished and made pleasurable” by the use of music. Does the statement hold true for the Bard of Avon?

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    RBG’s Supreme Court Wins and Losses

    Wednesdays, October 3 and 17 and November 7, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

    $75 General; $60 Members

    Beginning with her foundations in law school through her role on the modern court, this class will study Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her judicial behavior, her political preferences, the transformation of the Supreme Court during her tenure, and her jurisprudence.

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    Jewish Memoirs

    Wednesdays, October 10, November 14, December 12, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

    $75 General; $60 Members

    Read three Jewish memoirs and use them as a framework to discuss issues around identity and Judaism. By examining the diction, narrative style, and history of the authors, the class will discover how, for better or worse, the challenges of each protagonist ultimately shape them.

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    Thanksgiving Floral Arrangements

    Wednesday, November 14
    Group 1: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Group 2: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    $55 General; $45 Members

    This year, add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table through this hands-on floral workshop.

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    Skirball Book Groups: The Pursuit of Justice

    Fall 2018–Winter 2019

    Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are now full.

    Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, participants examine the book together, analyzing characters, themes, and motifs and learning about the author’s background. Expect lively, interactive classes. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Participants must read the book prior to each session.

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