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2017 - 2018


Fall 2017 Catalog



November 2017 Calendar


Documentary Film Club

September through June

Meeting the third Thursday of each month

Documentary Film Club 17-18

November 16 Film: The Ghost Army


December 21 Film: Mystery of a Masterpiece


Nonfiction book club

(VISTAS Members Only)

Coordinator: Deb Waller

Second Thursday of each month 


Socialism in the US After Trump?

Presented by Al Lindemann

Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21

Socialism in the Age of Trump?

The Role of Wine in Cultures Past and Present

Presented by Rani Mclean


Please note the change from three sessions to two on the REVISED Flyer

November 20, 27



Climate Change Denial: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Presented by Karl Hutterer & Ted Anagnoson

Wednesdays, November 29 & December 6

Climate Change Denial


Hamilton: The Man, the myth, the musical

A VISTAS Members Only Study Group, limited to 10

Three Mondays, December 4, 11, & 18

Please call for available space



Winter Social

Sunday, January 28

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Music Acadamy of the West

Winter Social

Civil Unrest in the 1960's

Presented by Robert Benham

Five Tuesdays

January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6



American Musicals: Reprise

Presented by Bob Weinman

Dates TBD



Why Women do the housework: The Industrial Revolution

Presented by Dick Norwood

Three Mondays

January 22, 29, February 5



Healthcare Beyond Bacteria: Other Factors in Illness and Health

Presented by Dennis Murphy

Wednesday, January 31



The Craft of Writing Historical Fiction

Presented by N. Frankel and S. Edwards

Wednesday, February 7



Poetry as the language of the heart

Presented by Perie Longo

Monday, February 12



Liberty in the land of Trump

Presented by David Bisno

Three Wednesdays

February 14, 21, 28



About the barber of Seville

Presented by Bob Weinman

Date TBD



A trip to the opera: Barber of Seville

Coordinated by Doris Frey

Sunday, March 4



How it works for and on us

Presented by Sandy Jones

Three Tuesdays

March 6, 13, 20



Annual Short Stories

Coordinated by Gene Waller

Four Wednesdays

March 7, 14, 21, 28



Raymond Spruance, the Quiet Warrior

Presented by Mort Weisman

Dates TBD



Why is the sky blue: The joy of finding things out

Presented by Phil Sokolove

Four Mondays

April 9, 16, 23, 30


Ludwig van beethoven: Patrons, Players and Posterity

Presented by Derek Katz

Three Wednesdays

April 25, May 2, 9



Tunisia - From Hannibal to the arab spring

Presented by David & Jane DeSelm

Two Tuesdays

May 15 & 22


Women and the civil war - and after

Presented by Sarah Case

Date TBD



Stay Tuned - More classes to come!



Review our past catalogs and newsletters:

Fall 2017 Catalog


Winter Spring 2017 Catalog

Fall 2016 Catalog

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Fall 2013 Newsletter

Winter 2013 Newsletter

Fall 2012 Newsletter

Spring 2011 Newsletter





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