The Senior Life Center at S.C.C.C., a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College will be hosting presentations in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center in April.
Friday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m.: There will be a presentation on, “Downsizing Your Home Without Getting Overwhelmed”. Join Jamie Novak for a humorous look at the common challenges to paring down. If you have an attic full of treasures, a garage filled with heirlooms instead of a car, a basement with your children’s toys and closets of collectibles, this program is for you. Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with stress-free steps to downsizing with ease. If you are wondering what has value, where you can share or sell it and how to let it all go, Jamie has suggestions for you! Jamie Novak, organizing humorist, bestselling author and time management specialist. You also may have seen Jamie on QVC, HGTV, or read one of her bestselling books.
Fridays, April 14 and April 21 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon: “You Can Draw!” held in the Art Gallery, C Building. This two-session course will give you the basics of technique while allowing you to express yourself in a creative and personal manner. Drawing should be seen as a means of expression rather than a complicated artistic process. Michael Hughes will demonstrate these techniques. He is a practicing artist and member of the Fine Arts Faculty at SCCC. He holds a degree in Studio Arts, Art History and Graphic Design. He has participated in several group shows and won awards for his works.
Students should bring basic drawing tools including a large newsprint pad and a very basic drawing kit containing charcoal pencils, graphite drawing pencils, charcoal sticks and an eraser. These supplies can be purchased at any craft store. The cost for the two-session course is $20, payable to Senior Services Trust Fund. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Monday, April 17 or Tuesday, April 25 from 11:00 a.m.-Noon: 50 Plus Technology Workshop: “How to Skype Your Friends and Family.” The class is free and will be instructed by members of the SCCC Technology Club and is offered as a service to the senior community. Robert Reeber and Baha Khalil are the Club’s faculty advisors. Park in the upper parking lot, take the bridge that connects to the Library Building, Room L121 on the first floor.
Tuesday, April 18 or Monday, April 24 from 11:00 a.m.-Noon: 50 Plus Technology Workshop: “How to Use Your Smartphone’s Camera Functions.” The class is free and will be instructed by members of the SCCC Technology Club and is offered as a service to the senior community. Robert Reeber and Baha Khalil are the Club’s faculty advisors. Park in the upper parking lot, take the bridge that connects to the Library Building, Room L121 on the first floor.
Friday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m.: there will be a presentation on “What is Poetry?” Jean LeBlanc explores the nature of this versatile art form called poetry. How do poets help us understand our world? How do poets use language as a medium, finding new ways to name for us the things we have always known? From Sonnets to free verse to haiku, this is a celebration of the written word. Come celebrate how poetry matters in our lives.
Jean LeBlanc has been a member of the SCCC faculty since 1999. Her work has appeared in journals around the world. She writes poetry in all forms, from free verse to haiku, tanka, haiga and haibun. Her poetry advocates for an awareness of the beauty of this journey called life. Recent collections include, “The Opposite of Bird”, “Haiku and Haibun” (Cyberwit.net 2015) and “A Field Guide to the Spirits (Aqueduct Press 2015).
Light refreshments will be served during the presentation.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please contact the Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or via email at email@example.com.