Course Schedule - Spring 2020

Video-conferencing of Spring 2020 courses: Of the courses listed below, thirteen continued using Zoom video-conferencing - to view, click here. The others were canceled, but some may be given in the Fall.

LLAIC Course Schedule - Spring 2020

We urge you to read the course description carefully before choosing a course.

See the Course Description and Course Leader Bio at
5-week Courses: Note that there are several 5-week courses given in the first and second half of the semester (designated by 5a and 5b, respectively, in the course code).

7-week course: There is one 7-week courses which starts in the fourth week of the semester.
The Beginnings of Judaism with Rabbi Bob Orkand

8-week courses: There are also a number of 8-week courses which start at the beginning of the semester.
Jane Austen Goes to the Movies with Lois Novotny
Great Decisions 2020: US Foreign Policy with Carole Levy and Len Glassman

Two-class-period courses count as one:  Courses that extend over 2 class periods (such as a film course), count as one course. The fee is $150 for a two-period 10-week course, and $75 for a two-period 5-week course. A courses that alternates between single-period and double-period classes is counted as a double-period course with the corresponding fee.


Course Schedule: Click on the day just below to go to the course offerings for that day, or scroll down: 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

For a printable version (3 pages), click here or go to the bottom of this page for the file to print or view.


Tuesdays starting March 3; second-half 5-week courses start April 14
Click on the Course Leader name for a full description of that course and a brief biography of its course leader(s).

 Time  Course Leader         Course Title                                                                               Course Code
1st Period:
  9:45- 11:15
Sandy Sherizen Leading Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 1Tue-1A-10
Carole and Mark McNamee Unexpected Collusion: Modern Art and the Brain
(5-week course starting April 14)
1Tue-1B-5b
Donald Bermont Brave New Worlds - Miracles, Wonders, and Uncertainties
(5-week course starting April 14)
1Tue-1C-5b
Lane Williamson The Remarkable History of Color   (Closed)
(2-period class: 9:45 - 1:00, in a Sudbury studio)
1Tue-1D-10
11:15 - 11:30 Break
2nd Period:
11:30 - 1:00
Martin Nichols American Dream or American Nightmare? Short Stories by George Saunders
[Will not be given this semester]
1Tue-2A-10
Victor Carrabino The Human Quest Through Philosophy and Art
(Closed)
1Tue-2B-10
Sheldon Lowenthal Waves of Technology and Human Outcomes 1Tue-2C-10
Martin Moser Taking Photos with an iPhone
(5-week course starting March 3)
1Tue-2D-5a
Lane Williamson The Remarkable History of Color   (Closed)
(2-period class: 9:45 - 1:00, in a Sudbury studio)
1Tue-1D-10
1:00 - 2:15
Break and Lunch
3rd Period:
2:15 - 3:45
Rabbi Bob Orkand The Beginnings of Judaism
(7-week course starting March 24, the fourth week of the semester)
1Tue-3A-7b
James Boyd Tai Chi: History, Philosophy, Practice and Benefits
(5-week course starting March 3)
1Tue-3B-5a
Sheldon Lowenthal World of Wine:  From Grape to Glass
(5-week course starting April 14)
1Tue-3C-5b
Bob Berlin The World of Our Grandchildren: Can It Be Saved?
[Will not be given this semester]
1Tue-3D-10
Claire Levovsky Are Books and Movies Apples and Oranges?

(8-week course starting March 3)
[Will not be given this semester]
1Tue-3E-8


Wednesdays starting March 4; second-half 5-week courses start April 22
Click on the Course Leader name for a full description of that course and a brief biography of its course leader(s).

 Time  Course Leader         Course Title                                                                               Course Code
1st Period:
9:45 - 11:15
Lois Novotny Jane Austen Goes to the Movies
(8-week course starting March 4)
(2-period class on film-showing days, 1-period class on book discussion days)
2Wed-1A-8
Arthur Finstein Why Sing Plays? An Exploration of the Craft of Musical Theater 2Wed-1B-10
Myrna Rybczyk Memoir Writing: One Story At A Time 2Wed-1C-10
11:15 - 11:30 Break
2nd Period:
11:30 - 1:00
Lois Novotny Jane Austen Goes to the Movies
(8-week course starting March 4)
(2-period class on film-showing days, 1-period class on book discussion days)
2Wed-1A-8
William Miniscalco Democracy: Tumultuous Past, Dysfunctional Present, Uncertain Future
(5-week course starting March 4)
(Closed)
2Wed-2B-5a
Jessica Bethoney 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
(5-week course starting April 22)
2Wed-2C-5b
Alice Freedman Selected Novellas: The Short and Sweet or Not So Sweet!
(5-week course starting March 4)
2Wed-2D-5a
Dorie Weintraub "The Moderns" in Architecture, Interior and Furniture Design from 1925-1960
(5-week course starting April 22)
 2Wed-2E-5b
Maryann Wyner LILAC Players  (No course fee)
(5-week course starting April 22)
 2Wed-2F-5b
1:00 - 2:00 Lunchtime

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Thursdays starting March 5; second-half 5-week courses start April 16
Click on the Course Leader name for a full description of that course and a brief biography of its course leader(s).

 Time  Course Leader          Course Title                                                                              Course Code
1st Period:
9:45 - 11:15
Suzanne Art Luminaries: Five Superstars of the Art World
(Closed)
3Thu-1A-10
Richard Mansfield and Joe Bongiardina Hot Button Issues in Policy and Politics 3Thu-1B-10
Phillip Radoff A Guided Tour of Mozart's Don Giovanni
(5-week course starting March 5)
3Thu-1C-5a
11:15 - 11:30 Break
2nd Period:
11:30 - 1:00
Sandy Grasfield & Dana Kaplan Robber Barons or Captains of Industry? Portraits from the Gilded Age 3Thu-2A-10
Margret Krakauer Drawing For All
(Closed)
3Thu-2B-10
Marvin Snider Richard Nixon - A Man Divided 3Thu-2C-10
Lois Ziegelman The 19th Century French Novel:  The Antihero
[Will not be given this semester]
3Thu-2D-10
Barbara Apstein Hamlet: Prequels and Continuations 3Thu-2E-10
 1:00 - 2:15 Lunchtime
  3rd Period:
2:15 - 3:45
Carole Levy and Len Glassman Great Decisions 2020: US Foreign Policy
(8-week course starting March 5)
3Thu-3A-8
Margalit Lai Who's Afraid of Atheism?
(5-week course starting April 16)
3Thu-3B-5b
David Mirsky  My Five Psychiatric Obsessions
(5-week course starting March 5)
3Thu-3C-5a



Attached Files:
Course Schedule (3 pages) – click on the file name below to view or print; click on the down-arrow to the far right of the file name to download (you may have to scroll over to see it).


Updated May 20, 2020


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Peter Schmidt,
Dec 29, 2019, 6:40 AM
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