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NEW! Read All About It! It’s a Masterpiece® Mystery

Check off some of your summer reading list by enjoying stories about well-known British sleuths as seen on PBS! Enjoy engaging discussions on Father Brown, Maigret, Miss Marple, Granchester and Inspector Morse among others! (Masterpiece Theatre is a trademark of WGBH Educational Foundation, which does not authorize, endorse or sponsor this course.)
CLTR:705 | 2 sessions | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG

Is Everything Really Getting Worse?

In the U.S. and the world it seems that societal challenges surrounding health, the environment, education, immigration, political systems and moral values are getting worse. But are they really? Should we be pessimistic about the future or optimistic? Will our children and grandchildren inherit a world of even greater challenges than what we had? This class will present facts (not feelings or personal observations) so that you can come to your own conclusion through sound reasoning. You may be quite surprised at the outcome.
CLTR:703 | 2 sessions | $19 AGE 60+ | $29 REG

Travelogues

Explore Morocco: A Travelogue

Join us as we “visit” the fascinating country of Morocco, a gem of the Mediterranean and North Africa. You’ll learn about the history, architecture, people, food, religion and beautiful scenery of this captivating country.
CLTR:702 | 1 session | $14 AGE 60+ | $19 REG

Explore Myanmar: A Travelogue

Join us as we “visit” one of Asia’s most interesting places: Myanmar. Sometimes called Burma, Myanmar is beautiful in architecture and scenery. It has some of the world’s most spectacular pagodas and temples as well as an element of public policy that is highly controversial.
CLTR:702 | 1 session | $14 AGE 60+ | $19 REG

NEW! Sailing the North Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2: A Travelogue

Join us as we “sail” across the North Atlantic on one of the most famous ocean vessels. Learn about the history of the Cunard line and the instructor’s experiences during a one-week adventure aboard one of the most famous passenger ships in operation today.
CLTR:702 | 1 session | $14 AGE 60+ | $19 REG

Curiosities

NEW! Ghost Hunting

Interested in the paranormal? Want to know how to hunt ghosts? This class will teach you what’s known about ghost hunting, what tools are used and why, which practices work and which do not, dos and don’ts, and the instructor’s personal encounters.
CLTR:765 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG

NEW! Sasquatch in Missouri

Discover the time line of Momo (Missouri Monster) and hear about the instructor’s personal five-year investigation of Creve Coeur Park after a personal encounter. Sasquatch behavioral characteristics and sightings reported around the St. Louis area will be explored.
CLTR:765 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG

UFOs in Missouri

Are you intrigued by the unknown? Unidentified Flying Objects are being spotted in the skies over Missouri. Come with an open mind to explore the most recent cases in your area and share your own experiences. Taught by the chief investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
CLTR:765 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG

Great Concert Films

Grab an all access pass to some of the greatest shows ever by music’s most iconic performers at the peak of their popularity and talent. Explore how cinema language, musical expression, live performance, and fan cultures intermingle to create some of the most powerful musical media of the last century. Each class will feature capsule lectures on the performers and film directors followed by critical discussions of the films themselves.
• Motown | Film: “Standing in the Shadow of Motown” (Paul Justman, 2002)
• The Beatles | Film: “The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night” (Richard Lester, 1964)
CLTR:704 | 1 session | $18 AGE 60+ | $25 REG

 

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