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Senior University February Class Sneak Preview

FTJ Senior University February Classes

Wednesday, February 2

Medicare Basics*

Whether you are new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare health plan, you’ll need to make important decisions at enrollment time and then during AEP (Annual Enrollment period) each year.  Come learn the A,B,C, & D’s of Medicare, overview and difference between Medicare supplement insurance and Medicare advantage plans, overview of and what to look for when choosing prescription drug plans and tips for your first year on a Medicare health plan.

1:00 pm, Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room

You must register to attend.  Contact Jana Wennstrom to register at jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com or at 253-756-6219.


Wednesday, February 2

Great Decisions Discussion Kick-Off Meeting*

This will be a short meeting to request your briefing book, get a copy of the program descriptions with meeting dates, and to sign up to lead discussions. You may feel free to use this opportunity to learn more about the Great Decisions discussion course and ask questions. It’s also a great way to get familiar with Zoom, if you aren’t already.
3:00 pm, Zoom (Please register in advance to receive the link.)

 

Thursday, February 3

From Pythagoras to the Airplane – A Brief History of Exploration in Antarctica*

Exploration for the Furthest South started with the Drake Passage and slowly worked its way to the South Pole itself.  Follow the explorers, sealers and whalers as Antarctica is “discovered”.

11:00 am, Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room

You must register to attend.  Contact Jana Wennstrom to register at jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com or at 253-756-6219.


Thursday, February 3

Nutrition for Healthy Aging Series: The Worst Offenders and How to Decrease Their Consumption

Rather than focusing on specific foods or food groups, the small chemical ingredients and refined foods are the ones to watch out for. Learn which ones to avoid and how to replace them with healthier choices

3:00 pm, Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87586524938?pwd=UEVHbzgzazh4d0hJd1RGVWNSREpndz09
Meeting ID: 875 8652 4938
Passcode: 845170


Friday, February 4, February 11, February 18, & February 25

Great Courses – Food: A Cultural Culinary History*

In Food: A Cultural Culinary History, award-winning Professor Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific puts this extraordinary subject on the table, taking you on an enthralling journey into the human relationship to food. With this innovative course, you’ll travel the world discovering fascinating food lore and culture of all regions and eras—as an eye-opening lesson in history as well as a unique window on what we eat today. Incorporating extensive study of historical recipes, food preparation techniques from around the world, and activities you can try at home, these 36 colorful lectures take you through the entire spectrum of food history, from the cuisine of ancient Egypt to the great flowering of European cookery in the Middle Ages, and from the celebrity chefs of 18th-century France to our own Zagat- and Michelin-rated restaurant culture.

10:00 am, Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room


Friday, February 4

Art Appreciation Lecture Series: The Role of the Artist in Society*

What is the job of an artist? We’ll explore different ways artists create, record, commemorate, and refresh to contribute to our experience with each other and the world around us. 

2:00 pm, MJ Wicks Wellness Center

You must register to attend.  Contact Jana Wennstrom to register at jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com or at 253-756-6219.


Wednesday, February 9

Genealogy: Beyond the Basics*

You’ve been bitten by the genealogy bug, and there is no cure. You’ve found your ancestors in census records, cemetery records, and birth, marriage and death records. What’s next? Learn how to search and find information in land, probate and military records, both online and offline.

2:00 – 3:30 pm, MJ Wicks Wellness Center

You must register to attend.  Contact Jana Wennstrom to register at jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com or at 253-756-6219.


Thursday, February 10, February 17, & February 24

Intersections of Art and Social Justice: Examining Movements, Artists, and Issues*

Never underestimate the power of the arts when it comes to creating change. From Woody Guthrie to Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley, Joan Baez to Beyoncé, Hamilton to Zoot Suit and Revelations: music, theater and dance can create powerful voices for social justice. Explore how performing arts can help transform our society on issues relating to race, class, gender, environment and peace.

11:00 am, Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room


Friday, February 11

French Art 1914-1930

Discover French painting styles of the early 1900s including the Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, School of Paris and other complex art movements. Examine the works of progressive artists such as Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, Magritte, Chagall and a host of others spread between the Montmartre and Montparnasse areas of Paris. In painting, the great modernist tradition developed further in the hands of an extraordinary list of creative artists. Discover modernist art in bohemian Paris at the dawn of the 20th century. These art styles ranged from fragmented, geometric forms to irrational, dream-like images at the dawn of the 20th century.

2:00 pm, Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tacomacc-edu.zoom.us/j/83112112955?pwd=Q1Y2YWQ3RTRIS052Z2ZuUW8vdHpMQT09
Meeting ID: 831 1211 2955
Passcode: 019047


Monday, February 14

Brain Training with Linda Terry*

Cognitive trainer Linda Terry helps people of all ages fine tune their thinking skills. Her work features fun, interactive brain exercises and practical lifestyle options to raise brain awareness.

1:00 pm, Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room

You must register to attend.  Contact Jana Wennstrom to register at jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com or at 253-756-6219.


Monday, February 14

Chat with Councilman John Hines*

Join Council Member John Hines to hear about what’s happening in the City of Tacoma and to bring specific concerns to the Councilman’s attention.

4:00 pm, Wellness Center

You must register to attend.  Contact Jana Wennstrom to register at jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com or at 253-756-6219.


Wednesday, February 16

Prehistoric Use of the Mt Rainier Area: A Seasonal Paradise in the High Country*

This talk will examine some of the evidence for the prehistoric use of Mt Rainier (actually Mt Tahoma if we use one of the Native American names for the mountain). Salish societies in the coastal regions of Western Washington made seasonal forays into the high country to acquire resources that were not available in the lowlands. Clearly, these peoples did not use high altitude areas for the same reason people today only go there in the summer; the Cascades are completely snowbound in the winter. However, in the summer high mountain settings, especially above the tree line, were resource rich zones that provided a variety of foods and other necessities not available in the lowlands. This talk will examine evidence primarily from a small campsite called the Berkeley Rockshelter, but comparative references are made to other known archaeological sites on the mountain. Of particular interest is defining how different sites were used and the range of resources that drew these early peoples to the high country.

2:00 pm, MJ Wicks Wellness Center

You must register to attend.  Contact Jana Wennstrom to register at jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com or at 253-756-6219.


Thursday, February 17

A History of Steelband in Trinidad and Tobago*

In the Southern Caribbean twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, steelband is a a central piece of national identity. It is the birthplace of the steel drum or “pan” as it is called, the steelband is an outgrowth of the struggles of African-heritage and Indian-heritage people against the oppressions, slavery, indentureship, racism, and colonialism. Thus, this happiest of musics, associated by tourists with beaches and hotel swimming pools, is actually a musical revolution.

3:00 pm, Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room


Tuesday, February 22

Medicare Basics*

Whether you are new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare health plan, you’ll need to make important decisions at enrollment time and then during AEP (Annual Enrollment period) each year.  Come learn the A,B,C, & D’s of Medicare, overview and difference between Medicare supplement insurance and Medicare advantage plans, overview of and what to look for when choosing prescription drug plans and tips for your first year on a Medicare health plan.

3:30 pm, Zoom

Register in advance for this meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItceGppz8vGNB5Gu5YiH8xAwxwrqlu7df4

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Presented by Laurie Casas, Only Senior Options, laurie@Onlysenioroptions.com, Phone: 253-651-4169


Wednesday, February 23

Literary League Book Club— The Girls: A Novel*

Join us as we discuss The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline

About the book: Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

2:00 pm, Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room

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