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For Immediate Release (8/99)
Contact: Judy Moore, Director of Senior Adult Education, 318-869-5115

The Magic Continues -- Registration is Sept. 6-11 for Senior Adult Education at Centenary

SHREVEPORT, LA (8/99) -- The fall schedule of classes for Senior Adult Education at Centenary College begins with registration, Sept. 6-11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Center for Extended Learning, 2910 Centenary Boulevard (directly across from the main entrance of Centenary College).

After registration, participants can join their fellow classmates for "A Magical Mystery Tour', an afternoon of fun, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in the South Dining Hall of Centenary's Bynum Commons. Dr. Barrie Richardson, dean of the Frost School of Business and a magician, will perform magic for the group.

Participants will be able to enjoy refreshments, learn about the classes, meet the instructors, visit with old friends and meet new ones. "You never know where the 'Magic of Knowledge' will lead you," said Senior Adult Education program director Judy Moore.

Classes actually begin on Saturday, Sept. 18 and finish on Tuesday, Nov. 2. This will be the 26th year for the Senior Adult Education program at Centenary College.

Some of the subjects that will be covered are:

  • A series on "Life in the New Millenium"
  • "Artistically Speaking" exploring arts both on the Centenary campus and throughout Shreveport
  • "Classic American Cinema", examining American films of the 1930s, '40s and '50s.

    In addition to these new courses, there will be the popular computer courses and many traditional favorites, including:

  • "Floral Arrangements" with instructor Dr. Joe White
  • A VIP tour of Barksdale Air Force Base with a visit to the 8th Air Force Museum and lunch at the Officers' Club
  • "First Ladies of the United States," led by Ray Morris
  • "Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas," instructor Dr. Stan Taylor
  • "Nutrition and Healthy Eating for the Millenium," Rose Kissinger, instructor
  • Literary experiences and travel lectures by leading local authorities
  • "The Big Band Era," Bill Nichols instructor
  • "Estate Planning for Senior Adults," James A. Van Hook Jr.
  • "The Art of Photography", by Shreveport's award-winning Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen
  • "The Art of the Maestro," with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra director Maestro Dennis Simons
  • "55 Alive," a defensive-driving course offered by the AARP, taught by Ray Owens
  • Senior Adult Education Writers' Group, Marion Poe and Bill McCleary, instructors

    These are just a sampling of the courses offered this fall.

    For a fee of $20, a variety of short, non-credit courses are available for area residents that are 55 or older. In addition, persons of any age who provide transportation to classes for seniors are welcome to register in that class. Some courses do have additional lab or material fees which must be paid at the time of registration. Fees can be paid by cash, check, VISA or MasterCard.

    For additional information or to obtain a course brochure, call the Senior Adult Education office at 318-869-5115, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.

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