U of I Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program
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Are You Ready?
We don’t like to think about it but dying is the inevitable result of our being born, a transition we all experience, but may put off developing our plan for this life event. We do not know if we will have time to pre-plan if we are diagnosed with a chronic illness or experience a sudden accident. In any event, you may be placing your loved ones in a difficult situation to make plans, not knowing your wishes or where important papers have been stored. Now is the time to act, make plans, and discuss with loved ones where important papers are and have a discussion of the wishes you desire to be carried out. This class will emphasize what documents are important and what actions should be considered to adequately prepare your loved ones. These sessions will focus on discussion and answering your questions.

Classic French Cuisine and Art, no transportation
demonstrating the preparation of two popular French recipes ,“Beef Bourguignon” made with stew meat, marinated in French Wine and cooked in the marinade, served with mushrooms and parsley potatoes. For dessert, we will enjoy “Tarte Tatin,” a delicious French apple pie where the apples are cooked in butter and caramel, then covered with homemade dough and baked in the oven - served with whipped cream. To complete our day of French culture, we will tour The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art which possesses an extensive collection of French works. Our tour guide will provide exhibit highlights. You will have time to tour the permanent exhibits before heading home.

Country Music and Jazz
Want something a little country? If you like country-western music from the Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, and the Statler Brothers era of the 1960s and 70s, this is a session you'll enjoy. Bob will provide a variety of recordings from which you can select the music you'd like to hear and enjoy.

Estate Planning
Estate planning is not just for the very wealthy. The more modest one's estate is, the greater the need to arrange for its careful handling and disposition. Effective estate planning will lessen the financial and emotional burden your incapacity or death will bring to your loved ones. This session covers the need for estate planning, the consequences of dying without an estate plan, the estate planning documents that should be part of your estate plan, and the role of insurance by estate planning.

Fossils of Iowa: 500 Million Years of Ecosystem Evolution
“Coralville” was named for the fossil reef rocks found in the area but how did reefs make it to Iowa? Paleontology provides us with windows into a geologic past when the Midwest was inhabited by very different plants and animals. Iowa has a rich fossil record that includes coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and extinct ice age mammals. This course will guide you through the last 500 million years of Iowa history including changes in geography and climate, species extinctions, and the establishment of modern ecosystems. The class will include guided field trips to important local sites.

French Cuisine and Art, with transportation
We will begin our day with Chef Valerie demonstrating the preparation of two popular French recipes ,“Beef Bourguignon” made with stew meat, marinated in French Wine and cooked in the marinade, served with mushrooms and parsley potatoes. For dessert, we will enjoy “Tarte Tatin,” a delicious French apple pie where the apples are cooked in butter and caramel, then covered with homemade dough and baked in the oven - served with whipped cream. To complete our day of French culture, we will tour The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art which possesses an extensive collection of French works. Our tour guide will provide exhibit highlights. You will have time to tour the permanent exhibits before heading home.

Funeral Pre-Arrangement
What is funeral preplanning? Can I preplan without prepaying? Do I have to be embalmed? Doesn't state law require a vault? Can I have a visitation and a service before body donation? Can cremated remains be divided to keep some, scatter some, and bury some? Answers to these questions and more will fill this session along with a tour of the funeral home, their schedule permitting. We will meet at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City.

Great Adult Love Stories in Dramatic Literature
Fortunately or unfortunately, maturity teaches “true romantics” that passion is both fleeting and constant in a marriage, and that romance can be fueled by hate as much as love. Adults know that lust and love are different, yet kissing cousins to each other. Many of us have experienced the line between adoration and subjugation wear thin. Most of us have been jealous of a dearly loved friend or sibling. And yet we go on craving love, dreaming of purity and passion with all the hopefulness, if not the blindness of any Juliet and Romeo. This class will celebrate what grownups know that Romeo and Juliet did not! We will revel in comedy and drama, love, lust, hate, marriage, idealization, jealousy, adultery, compassion, agape, and companionship. We will read and talk about Gurney’s Love Letters, Pinter’s Betrayal, Schnitzler’s La Ronde, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, Shaw’s Pygmalion, Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Schiller’s Mary Stuart, and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. A suggested edition list will be available through UI LEAP on registration, but not required. Entertaining, accompanying films will be suggested for home viewing enjoyment.

Picturing American Life: Genre Painting in American Art
This course will investigate the development of genre painting in American art. Genre paintings, depictions of everyday life, provide an opportunity to analyze developments in art, visual culture, and cultural contexts. We will consider work from the 18th to the 20th century with examples from a wide range of artists and styles. Class participants will be familiarized with a category of American art that is traditionally overlooked in favor of more prestigious subject matter. This course will situate works into appropriate socio-political contexts and will provide a base from which participants can expand their knowledge of American art and genre scenes.

Plan a Road Trip
Feeling the need to hit the road? Using the Internet and free resources available online, participants will learn how to research a potential trip and make traveling cheaper, easier, and more fun. Participants will leave the class with a detailed understanding of research techniques and resources, freely available online, to plan a road trip. Class participants should have an email address and the login information with which to access their email.

So You Always Wanted to Learn to Row!
Rowing, for exercise or sport, can be learned by individuals of all ages and no prior experience is necessary. Rowing is a fun, total-body exercise that challenges the body and mind in a team environment. This rowing experience might result in your joining the community-based rowing program. During these exciting six sessions, you will learn rowing terminology, the basics of sweep rowing (one oar per person), practice basic rowing techniques on an erg (rowing machine), proceed to practice in a rowing tank, and finally spend time rowing on the Iowa River! NOTE: Participants must be able to squat, get down on the ground and back up to a standing position, balance on one foot at a time, and grip the handle of an oar with two hands. Full range of motion at the hip, knee, ankle, wrist, elbow, and shoulder is important but some limitations may be able to be accommodated. If you are unable to swim, a low-profile inflatable belt or vest must be worn during water practices. Signing of a liability waiver through the rowing department will be required for this course.

The European Union: A Supranational Political System
After the end of the Second World War, six western European countries led by France signed a treaty to establish a common market for coal and steel, the resources indispensable for modern warfare, with the idea that this would make a recurrence of war between France and Germany impossible. In the next two decades the participants in the common market expanded it to other commodities creating a European Economic Community whose membership by 1981 had grown to include Great Britain, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Spain. That led in 1992 to a new treaty establishing a political and economic European Union which today has 28 member states, a number of “supranational” governing institutions, and a common currency among 17 of these states. In this course, we will discuss the origins of the European Union, the political, economic, cultural and social forces that at first haltingly and then inexorably led to its expansion, the challenges it faces today, and its influence on the United States and the rest of the world.

Thousands of Photos? Get Them Organized with iPhoto
Through hands-on activities, you will develop/improve your understanding of iPhoto to organize photos and produce useful keepsakes on the Apple computer. The following are highlighted topics that will be reviewed each week. Week 1 *How to take good photos and select the best photos to save and use? *What products can be used for both traditional and digital photos calendars? *Introduction to iPhoto. Week 2 *Learn how to import pictures from cameras and phones. *How do you label photos and organize them? *Learn how to share photos with others. Week 3 *How can you edit and improve photos? *What options do you have available to print photos and create products? *Learn how to make a calendar with iPhoto. Week 4 *Learn to create photo albums with iPhoto. *How you can publish photos on the web?

Travel Writing: From Ordinary Observation to Extraordinary Essay
Taking a very loose definition of “travel,” this course will teach you how to craft your ordinary observations into exquisite essays. Whether your "travel" takes you to far-flung lands or just into your own backyard, we will learn craft techniques that shape our experiences into vivid and engaging writing. Henry James encouraged writers to be “someone on whom nothing is lost.” We’ll take his words to heart as we think about both broadening and focusing our gaze as observers. We’ll read and discuss different examples of personal essay, journalism, as well as classic and contemporary travel writing to inform and inspire our own work. Each class will focus on a different technique: sentence structure, metaphor, scene, voice, and revision. Writing will be shared in a curious and supportive class environment.

Your Car Might Help You Drive More Safely
Have you seen television advertisements featuring car systems that provide driver assistance for maneuvers as automatic parallel parking? In this one-session you will learn and have the opportunity to ask questions on the types of systems in cars being researched to help older drivers. This session will be followed by a tour of the research driving simulators. The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) is a center for driving simulation excellence located at the University of Iowa’s Oakdale Research Park Campus. The NADS facility is home to a range of simulators that offer varying levels of driving realism. NADS employees are a collection of experts unmatched in their experience working with all aspects of driving simulation.
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