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There Is Still Time to Register for The Masters Series Winter Term at Pasadena Senor Center
There is still time to sign up for the winter term of The Masters Series at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., with the theme Art Illuminating Light: Ideologies and Illustrations.
The series, which embraces lifelong learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Sign up for individual classes at $15 each or register for the full term for $100.
To register stop by the Welcome Desk or visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org (click on Events and then Event Online Registration). For more information call 626-685-6756.
Four artistic workshops will feature professional actors who will perform dynamic scenes from contemporary and classic plays; four academic workshops will provide theoretical tools for discussing and analyzing the themes of the artistic workshops.
- The Play’s the Thing – Tuesdays, Jan. 24, Feb. 7. Feb. 21 and March 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Director, playwright and award-winning novelist Beverly Olevin will lead four interactive workshops featuring professional actors performing dynamic scenes from contemporary and classic plays. Workshop topics will include plays touched with satire and fun, plays driven by moral and scientific issues, plays of intrigue with a bit of deception, plays adapted from novels or plays to film and plays about the theatrical arts. Specific themes will be discussed, and there will be a focus on the role theater has played throughout history and the basic human need to share and learn from our stories.
- Looking for Life on Mars and Other Places – Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Dr. Max Coleman, senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will lead this workshop that will involve practical demonstrations and audiovisual presentations. With a new definition of life that incudes exhaled breath of microorganisms, it is likely that Earth’s surface was habitable shortly after its formation more than 4.5 billion years ago. Microbial life dominated Earth until just over half a billion years ago, and signs of microbial activity are the prime targets of exploration for life on Mars. Sensitive analytical instruments are being flown to Mars and other planets.
- An Analysis of Ethics: Right and Wrong, Good and Bad – Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Dr. John Crossley, USC professor emeritus of religion and ethics, will clarify terms such as ethics, morality, good, bad, right and wrong and will discuss how we make moral judgments and justify them.
- The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci – Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Dr. Vincent Coppola, administrator of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine, will explain how Leonardo da Vinci showcased his gifts as a painter, sculptor, scientist, anatomist, architect, engineer, inventor, botanist and musician throughout six decades of creative activity. Da Vinci was a deep thinker with extraordinary ideas and a philosophy that is often overlooked, one that permeated and informed all his great works and affected how he lived.
- The Impact of Reality Television on the American Media Industry – Tuesday, March 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Dr. Max Dawson, director of national television and video at Frank N. Magid Associates, will offer insight into the world of reality TV and its impact on the American media industry.
Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent nonprofit agency that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.