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Tai Chi – Beginners
Tai Chi offers a series of gentle routines to help reduce pain and improve mental and physical well-being, balance and flexibility. Instructors are Eric Johnson or Claudia Thomas
Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Organize your Home & Life with Heather Murphy, Abilities Network
Join Heather Murphy, SMM-C, Director of Move Management Services for the Abilities Network for free workshops. Heather will provide a professional perspective on organizing and eliminating clutter in your home and life.
Tuesday, August 11 – Hoarding 101
Tuesday, August 18 – It’s Not Just Stuff, It’s MY Stuff!
Tuesday, August 25 – Shred, File or Pile: What to do with all this Paper?
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Free, but please register for the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdOCrpzkqGNFYtwy6egFHTrYax-zIU4uz

Building Blocks of Art with Mary Mayhew
This art class is for new students to learn the basics of drawing, painting, color theory and more.
Join Mary on Monday afternoons and learn some incredible techniques from this experienced artist.
See supply list for first 4-week session https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Supply-List-for-Drawing.pdf This is a Limited Enrollment Program, open to the first 25 Gold Subscribers who call 410-358-6856 to register.
Mondays, starting August 17
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

OSHER LECTURE SERIES: VIPS in the Art World
Join Ann Wiker, MA as she walks us through VIPS in the Art World. Gertrude Stein introduced the Cone sisters and Picasso to Matisse. Peggy Guggenheim lent Jackson Pollock the down payment on his Long Island house where he discovered drip painting. In 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by an employee who was caught two years later. Some of New York’s top art dealers are under investigation for allegedly selling dozens of forged works by Modernist masters like Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock. Who are these non-artists who critically influence the business of art? Join us to examine several famous art patrons and art thefts. We’ll take a closer look at the “movers and shakers” who affect what does and doesn’t sell in the art market. This is a 3-week lecture series from Osher at JHU.
Mondays, August 17, 24, 31
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There is a nominal fee for this program, as always, Myerberg Members have discounted pricing
Register in advance: https://www.myerberg.org/osher-lifelong-learning-institute-at-the-myerberg/

Power Tools for Caregivers with Crystal Pope
Crystal Pope is a Community Health Educator in the Division of Aging and CARE Services for the Baltimore City Health Department. Join her for this six-week session on Power Tools for Caregivers. Each week will cover a different topic including:
Taking Care of You
Identifying & Reducing Personal Stress
Communicating Feelings, Needs and Concerns
Communicating in Challenging Situations
Learning from our Emotions
Mastering Caregiving Decisions

This course is free, please register in advance to receive your materials:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrdO2qqD8qGtR7tT9pG2QSgOd95QORf4hn
Wednesdays, August 19 through September 23
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

Dynamic Acrylic Painting with Brett Greiman
Brett will be teaching different subject matter every 3 weeks. He is a master with acrylics and you’ll learn how to paint with different techniques.  Brett has taught at the Myerberg for 2 semesters in the past. Please see the supply list: https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Fall-2020-Brett-Greiman-supplies-list.pdf This class has limited enrollment and will be limited to the first 25 Gold Subscribers who call to register for each 3-week session. Call 410-358-6856 to register starting August 3 (You should have a GOLD subscription for this class)
8/31, 9/14, 9/21 – Landscapes
10/5, 10/12, 10/19 – Wildlife
10/26, 11/2, 11/9 – Still Life
11/16, 11/23, 11/30 – Flowers
12/7, 12/14, 12/21 – Abstract

Beauty of Maryland with Harry Karp
Oh Maryland My Maryland! What a beautiful state we live in, with so many parts to choose from. It has a wonderful selection of topography with something for all to enjoy. We have plenty of serene sites for lovers of water, fresh or salty, calm or surging. We have vast green meadows amidst rolling hills and mountain. Woods aplenty. This 4-week lecture series will attempt a generous sampling of each:
Point Lookout from our Southern Shore
Chimney Rock and Cunningham Falls/ Catoctin
Upper Bay Parks   
Cumberland     
Kent Island / Cambridge   
Hagerstown/ Frederick

Although, we are not traveling as much now, this lecture should help us enjoy Maryland anyway. Harry will try to make our family’s personal visits to these places become vivid for YOU. These places will include what to look for on the way as well.
Tuesdays, September 1 through 22
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Book Reviews with Autumn Sadovnik
Avid book reader and school teacher, Autumn Sadovnik discusses a variety of book topics. Join this lively discussion and learn about some books you would enjoy reading.
Thursday, September 3 All the Autumn Reads
Thursday, October 1 Thrillers & Chillers
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020

Let My Clutter Go! with Cindy Bernstein
Welcome fall with a way to clear out the clutter. Learn the best tips and tricks to reduce the junk from a professional organizer over 6 weeks. Cindy Bernstein from Aim4Order will inspire you to get rid of the clutter. 
Tuesdays, September 8 through October 13
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lifesaving Literature in a Time of Pandemic with Gail Lipsitz
Why are so many people these days drawn to histories, novels, and movies about plagues and epidemics?  Isn’t our current reality depressing enough? During the past 6 months, Covid-19 has motivated hundreds of poets and writers of fiction (as well as artists, photographers, and musicians) to find creative outlets for their experiences, feelings, and insights. In documenting the worst events of their times, writers have always told stories of courage, humanity, love, and survival that can help us understand what we are going through today, process fear and grief, and find hope and comfort. 

While the bubonic plague engulfed Florence in 1398, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote “The Decameron,” imagining 10 young people who quarantine outside the city and tell each other stories to escape from the calamity. Inspired by this classic, “The New York Times Magazine” devoted its July 12, 2020, issue to “The Decameron Project,” a collection of imaginative and intriguing new short stories set against the backdrop of the Coronavirus.   In this course we’ll read and discuss 6 of these stories and several new poems that explore the impact of the pandemic on individuals, families, and communities, and imagine the future. Ranging from pathos to humor, satire to surrealism, all the selections reflect how adversity engenders creativity.

Readings will be posted on the Myerberg website the week before each class meeting.
This class is Limited Enrollment, Gold Subscriptions required, call 410-358-6856 to register.
Wednesdays, September 9 through September 30
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Closed for Rosh Hashannah, Friday, September 18, 2020

Broadway Fridays with Ellen Katz: She’s Back!
You’ll enjoy these 90-minute workshops on the hit Broadway musicals. Learn the backstory and information about the characters during her engaging presentation. Start your weekends off right with some incredible entertainment.
Fridays, starting September 25
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
9/25 – La Cage Aux Folles
10/2 – Chicago
10/9 – Guys & Dolls
10/16 – South Pacific
10/23 – King & I
10/30 – Sound of Music
11/6 – My Fair Lady

Closed for Yom Kippur, Monday, September 28, 2020

Wonders of Watercolor for Beginners with Ida Greenberg
Join us for a 6-week session where you will learn all about watercolor materials, techniques, working with basic color theory, transparency, mark making, and wash techniques. Practicing with textures, lighting, and color mixing, while painting a variety of compositions.
Supply list: https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/watercolor-supplies.pdf
Tuesdays, September 29 through November 3
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For Gold Subscribers, limited to first 20 people to register, call 410-358-3856, or email jennifer@myerberg.org

Modern Day Israel with Harry Karp
Do you recall where you were when the Yom Kippur War broke out? Of course, you do. The emotions of desperation and shock affected us all, as we came home from shul and temple. How could such a tragedy have happened? How could Israel have let it happen? G-d what’s up here?? Every war brings about changes, but this one would raise awareness and the very existence of the State of Israel to a new level. In this course we will revisit the war, the before and after. Then we’ll look at the faces of Israeli life and leadership which followed in the war’s wake. Bottom line: the dream of Israel is here to stay…..but how do they do it?
Tuesdays, September 29 through October 20
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Basics of Pastels with Ida Greenberg
Join us for a 6-week session where you will learn basic techniques of mark making, and overview of the art elements, learning the medium through object studies, and an introduction to still life. We will create landscapes, nature, and architectural drawings. We will also work on portraits, photorealism and abstraction.
Supply list: https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Basics-of-Pastels.pdf
Wednesdays, September 30 through November 4
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For Gold Subscribers, limited to first 20 people to register, call 410-358-3856, or email jennifer@myerberg.org

Memoir Writing with Barbara Bass
Memoir writing is an important activity for any adult. It’s the act of reconstructing part of your life in words and inviting a reader to understand your perspective. This workshop will help participants retrieve their memories as they write about their lives, recording them for posterity, while at the same time preserving family history. During each session, participants will be encouraged to write, while guided by a skilled writer/teacher. Participants will be provided with writing prompts that will help to spark memories. Over the course of the session, participants will form a community of writers, sharing their stories with the other writers in the class. Barbara Bass is a Ph.D., Professor of English Emerit from Towson University. This is an 8-week session with Limited Enrollment for Gold Subscribers.
Call 410-358-6856 to register.
Fridays, October 2 through November 20
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Burt Bacharach & Hal David with Harry Karp
The pair has composed so many delightful songs which unlock our sweet memories. It’s time again to visit more of the music, stories and philosophy of these two giants. Our first class took us all back to our youth, yet we continue to savor the lyrics and melodies forever. Let’s do it again with more songs and the artists who made them work. Of course, some musicology will sneak in as well. At the Myerberg, we cater to the sophisticated of taste. That’s you. Burt and Hal wouldn’t have it any other way. 
Tuesdays, October 27 through November 17
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Isn’t it Romantic – Chopin, Schumann, Berlioz, Wagner & Verdi with Jonathan Palevsky
TBD
Mondays, November 2 through November 23
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

History of Jewish Food with Harry Karp
Jewish people are often associated with food. For some, bagels, lox, blintzes, chicken soup, chopped liver and grivenes are practically a religion unto themselves. This class is NOT really about those foods. This class IS ABOUT, Jewish foods from all over, that really do bear a significance for something. It may be a country which our long exile carried us to, or the essence of Judaism itself. The food may be integral to an observance or a memorable delicacy enhancing a simcha (happy occasion). Although not a cooking class, we will have plenty of great ideas for you to try. We will visit both Ashkenazic and Sephardic menus. Sorry gang, bring your own lunch for the class. No chicken schmaltz sandwiches allowed!
Tuesdays, November 24 through December 15
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.