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Welcome to Kaleidoscope Fall 2009!
“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of
new possibilities.”
                                                                               ~ Jean Houston

                Come join us in the wonderful adventure that is Kaleidoscope at
                Roland Park Country School! As a kaleidoscope provides a
                unique and new way of forming amazing and interesting
                patterns with each twist and turn, each season brings a new
                variety of fascinating Kaleidoscope programs for you to enjoy.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are new to the programs or whether you have
enjoyed programs in Kaleidoscope for the 40 years that Roland Park Country
School has been offering these wonderful adventures!
While it is our mission to continue to offer excellent quality programs at the
most affordable prices, this semester, we have developed a concept that is sure to
please you. We are excited to announce that when you sign up for four on-
campus programs in the Fall 2009 semester, you will receive a 10% discount on
the fourth program! In addition, all on-campus program registrations received
before September 1st will receive a 10% discount on your total cost.
You can register either by using the registration form enclosed with this catalog
and on the website, or by simply calling us, at 410-323-5500, ext. 3091 if you
prefer to pay with your credit card. We are happy to take registrations by phone.
As the holiday season approaches, please let us know if we can design a
Kaleidoscope gift certificate for someone special—you can choose a specific
program or dollar amount that can be applied to a program of their choice. Our
gift certificates never expire.
We look forward to hearing from you and to welcome you to our kaleidoscopic world!
Best regards,

Judy Comotto
Director of External Programs

  Head of School:                           Jean Waller Brune
  Director of Communication:                Nancy Mugele
  Director of External Programs:            Judy Comotto
  Assistant Director of External Programs: Christy Beers Carey, 1989
  Kaleidoscope Advisory Board: Pricilla Long Beirne, 1947, Leigh Bolton, Ann Posey Cherry, 1958,
  Ann Davis, Ann Schlott Hillers, 1981, Kathy Hudson, 1967, Judith Brigstocke Hundertmark,
  1950, Peggy Waxter Maher, 1951, Courtney Jones McKeldin, 1958, Katrina McPherson,
  Meredith Millspaugh, Libby Murphy, Honorary Alumna, Peggy Webb Patterson, 1947, Diane
  Shapiro, Steven Shramko, Michelle Sun Smith, 1989, Ann Wittich Warfield, 1958, Louise White,
  1955, Margo Bond Wittich, 1958, Dickie Wyskiel, Dorothy Young

SPECIAL INTEREST                                                         PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  Crane Lecture: P.M. Forni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1             Creative Relating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
  Baltimore Green Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1               Create Your Life’s Second Act . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
  Immigration – What We All Should Know . . . . .2                         Estate and Tax Consideration
  The Supreme Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2             for Same-Sex Couples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
  Photo Journey Around the World . . . . . . . . . . .2                    Getting the Last Word: How to Write
  The Silver Lining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3         Your Own Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
                                                                           Holistic Health for Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
                                                                           Midlife Intimacy and Relationships . . . . . . . . .17
  Jane Austen: The Writer and Her World . . . . . .3
                                                                           Mingle, Mingle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
  Eiffel’s Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
                                                                           Retirement Communities: Unraveling
  Great Books: Anna Karenina . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
                                                                             the Confusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
  Great Books in the Afternoon:
                                                                           Take Charge of Your Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
    Middlemarch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
  The Legendary A. Aubrey Bodine . . . . . . . . . . .5                   TRAVEL
  Life is Friends: A Complete Guide to the Lost                           Day Trips
    Art of Connecting in Person . . . . . . . . . . . . .5                 Explore a Maryland Hidden Gem:
  Spirit of Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6       Middle River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
CULTURAL ARTS                                                              Museum of the Shenandoah Valley . . . . . . . .20
  Let’s Visit the Wonderful Big Band Era . . . . . .6                      Made in the Shade: The Porches of
  History of Baltimore City: Part I . . . . . . . . . . .6                   Roland Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
  Baltimore’s Stream Valleys: The Olmstead                                 American Girl Place or Day On Your
     Vision for Parks and Greenways . . . . . . . . . .7                     Own in New York City: Family Day Trip . . . .21
  Designing Monticello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8            Culinary Adventures: Abacrombie
  Hollywood Sings: The Stories Behind Oscar-                                 Fine Food & Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
     Nominated Songs, Part I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8              Hampton National Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . .22
  It’s Only Rock and Roll and I Like It . . . . . . . . .9                 Magnificent Mercer and
  Latin America and the United States . . . . . . . .9                       Fonthill Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
  Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9                21st Century Gateway to Monticello:
  Napoleon: The Man and the Era                                              Family Day Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
     That Bears His Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9            Sant Ocean Hall and Museum of
  Exploring Paris: A Photographic Tour                                       Natural History: Family Day Trip . . . . . . . . .24
     of the City of Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10         Historic Maryland Synagogues . . . . . . . . . . . .24
  Understanding and Appreciating                                           27th Annual St. Albans House Tour . . . . . . . .25
     African Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10    In Partnership with Diversions:
CREATIVE PURSUITS                                                           Radio City Christmas Spectacular . . . . . . . . .25
  Basic Clothing Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11              Hair – The Musical on Broadway . . . . . . . . . .25
  Create a One-of-a-Kind Quilted Jacket . . . . . .11                       Jersey Boys – The Musical in D.C. . . . . . . . . .26
  Quilting for Beginners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11            Deep In The Heart of Harlem . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
  Clay Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11         Billy Elliott – The Musical on Broadway . . . . .26
  Design and Techniques for Making
    Beaded Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11          COMING ATTRACTIONS
  The Art of Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12           Philadelphia Flower Show: Spring 2010 . . . . .27
  The Art of Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12          Picasso and the School of Paris at
  Girls Night Out! Hand Painted Glasses . . . . . .12                        Philadelphia Museum of Art: Spring 2010 . . .27
  Girls Night Out! Painting and Framing . . . . . .13                     Travel Abroad
  Introduction to Playing the                                              Bermuda Cruise from Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . .27
    Appalachian Fiddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13           Cradle of Civilization Cruise:
  Introduction to Playing the                                                September 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
    Hammered Dulcimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
  Mirror Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13   LANGUAGE ADVENTURES
  Mirror Art Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14            Beginning Arabic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
  Nantucket Baskets 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14              Beginning Arabic: Continuation Course . . . . . . .30
  Nantucket Baskets 102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14              Beginning Chinese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
  Nantucket Baskets Guild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14              Beginning Italian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
  Perennial Pleasures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
                                                                                                                                   MORE >>>>

TECHNOLOGY                                                                Healing Benefits of Honeybees . . . . . . . . . . .38
  Computers for the Absolute Beginner I . . . . .31                       Happiness 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
  Computers for the Absolute Beginner II . . . . .31                      Hip Hop Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
  Digital Music Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31          NIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
  Digital Photo Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32          Power Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
  To Web or Not To Web…
    That is the Question . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32               Personal Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
  How to Buy a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
  Get Everything Done Without Spending                                    Elements of Reflexology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
    a Dime: A Guide to Free Tools                                         Swing and Latin Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
    on the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32         Tap, Tappinese and Tap Stories . . . . . . . . . . . .41
  Digital Darkroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33          Beginning Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
  Understanding Digital Photography . . . . . . . .33                     All Levels Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
                                                                          Zumba Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
  How to Boil Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34     CHILDREN/FAMILY MATTERS
  Classic Food Pairings: Lobster                                        American Girl Place (see Day Trips) . . . . . . . .21
    and Semillon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34      Baby Sitter Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
  The Art of Making Pasta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34           Driver’s Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
  The Art of Making Biscotti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35            Family Fun: Defender’s Day Programs
  Elegant Tarts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35       at Fort McHenry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
  Autumn Pies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35     21st Century Gateway to Monticello
  Japanese Cooking for the Whole Family . . . . .36                       (see Day Trips) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
  Champagne and Sparkling Wine . . . . . . . . . . .36                  Sant Ocean Hall and Museum
  Wines for Holiday Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36             of Natural History (see Day Trips) . . . . . . .24

MIND, BODY & SOUL                                                     Course Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
  Ballroom Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
                                                                      General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
  Belly Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
  Eyes on You: Hands-on Makeup Seminar . . . .37                      Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
  First Aid Homeopathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38        Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
                                                                            SPECIAL INTEREST

SPECIAL INTEREST                                        About the Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting
                                                        Scholar in the Humanities Lecture
SARAH CRANE COHEN VISITING SCHOLAR IN                   Through the generosity of the late Charles Crane,
THE HUMANITIES LECTURE                                  a Baltimore businessman and philanthropist, an
P.M. Forni                                              endowment was established at Roland Park
One Session                              No fee         Country School in 1993. This fund was created
Thursday, October 15                                    in loving memory of Mr. Crane’s mother, Sarah
7:30 pm                                                 Crane Cohen, a warm and compassionate
Admission is free; reservations are required to         woman who possessed a genuine fondness for
ensure ample seating.                                   all people. The Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting
                       P.M. Forni is an award-          Scholar in the Humanities endowment brings
                       winning professor at             a distinguished educator to campus each year.
                       Johns Hopkins University,
                       where he has taught for          BALTIMORE GREEN MAPPING
                       the past twenty years.           One Session with Field Trip                 $25
                       He graduated from the            Wednesday, October 14
                       University of Pavia in           7:00 – 8:30 pm
1974 and received his Ph.D. in Italian at UCLA          Field Trip: Saturday, October 17
in 1981. He has written and edited several              12:00 – 2:30 pm
books on the work of Giovanni Boccaccio                 Janet Felsten
(1313-1375). He was a Fellow at Villa I Tatti,          How eco-friendly is our city? Can the choices
The Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies in           you make in daily life - how to get from place
Florence and is an Honorary Charter Member              to place, where to shop, learn, relax and have
of the International Association of Protocol            fun, what to consume, when to reuse or
Consultants.                                            recycle – make a difference? Absolutely! Come
       In 1997 Dr. Forni co-founded the Johns           learn about the international Green
Hopkins Civility Project. An aggregation of                         ©
                                                        Mapmaking movement and our dynamic
academic and community outreach activities,             local Green Map projects in an informative
the JHCP aimed at assessing the significance of         presentation, then take a guided tour of
civility, manners and politeness in contemporary        several green buildings in the city, including
society. He was also the co-director of                 Roland Park Country School. Baltimore Green
Reassessing Civility: Forms and Values at the End       Map will help you find eco-opportunities in
of the Century, an international symposium              your own neighborhood and around our
which took place at Hopkins in March 1998.              region. Using the international Green Map
He now directs The Civility Initiative at               icons, we map Baltimore’s ecological and
Johns Hopkins.                                          cultural resources and our city’s progress
       His book, Choosing Civility: The Twenty-         toward becoming a healthy, sustainable urban
Five Rules of Considerate Conduct (2002),               environment.
has been translated into German and Italian.
He contributed to a chapter on ethics and                                           Janet Felsten is the
international protocol in the Convention                                            founding director of
Industry Council International Manual                                               Baltimore Green Map
(2005). His article, The Other Side of Civility,                                    and serves on the
appeared in the November, 2005 issue of Johns                                       international advisory
Hopkins Magazine. In 2008 he published The                                          board of Green Map
Civility Solution: What to Do when People                                           System. As an urban
Are Rude.                                               planner and design educator, she was an Open
       National and foreign publications that           Society Institute Community Fellow from 1998-
have mentioned his work include The New                 2000, and served on the Friends of Maryland’s
York Times, The Times of London, The                    Olmsted Parks & Landscapes Board for many
Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The           years. She authored FMOPL’s North Baltimore
Los Angeles Times, and Forbes Magazine.                 Driving Tour. She received her M. Arch. from the
       Dr. Forni has appeared on a number of            University of Texas at Austin and B.S. in
radio and television shows, including the               environmental design from the Philadelphia
ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Sunday                    College of Art.
Morning, Oprah and BBC’s Outlook.


IMMIGRATION: What We All Should Know                       the JHU faculty in 1996 he taught for many
Two Sessions                                $15            years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He
Thursdays, October 1 and 8                                 teaches and writes about American constitutional
7:00 – 8:30 pm                                             law, the Supreme Court, the American legal
The instructor is generously donating his fee for          system and comparative constitutional law. He
this program to RPCS.                                      has served as department chair at both Wisconsin
Adam Edward Rothwell                                       and Hopkins, as editor of Law & Society Review,
                                                           and as chair of the Wisconsin Judicial
U.S. Immigration impacts all Americans.
                                                           Commission. In 2005 he received the Lifetime
Immigrants come from all walks of life and
                                                           Achievement Award of the Law and Courts
come here for varied reasons. Some Americans
                                                           section of the American Political Science
think our country’s diversity and reputation as
                                                           Association, and in 2008 he was co-recipient of the
“the melting pot” is one of the main reasons
                                                           Homewood Campus “Excellence in Teaching” award.
American is great while others do not agree.
Do you know how people immigrate legally?
This class consists of two sessions. Session One           PHOTO JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD
will focus on how immigrants come for                      Three Sessions                               $60
personal reasons, while Session Two will pri-              October 27, 28 and 29
marily focus on how foreign citizens come here             7:00 – 8:30 pm
through work. You will gain interesting insight            John Butler
into U.S. Immigration and have fun doing it.
NOTE: Books will be available for purchase
this evening.
                     Adam Edward Rothwell
                     has practiced immigration
                     law for the past eight
                     years in Maryland and
                     Washington, D.C. and is
                     both an advocate and
author of immigration issues. He has clients in all
                                                           Travel around the globe without leaving
50 states and more than 60 countries throughout
                                                           your seat! This remarkable, three-part photo
the world.
                                                           presentation will show you hundreds of
                                                           stunning pictures of places and people, objects
                                                           and occurrences, flora and fauna, animals and
One Session                                   $20
                                                           art, as well as night time and natural splendors
Saturday, October 10
                                                           from many parts of the world. From the
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
                                                           crystal clear aqua blue waters of the Caribbean
Joel B. Grossman
                                                           and Mediterranean seas to the desolate Andes
This program addresses President Obama’s first             Mountains of South America. From the lights
Supreme Court appointment and what it is                   of Paris to the colors of Hong Kong and from
likely to mean for the Court in the immediate              the Panama Canal to Prague, you will marvel
future. We will also talk about how Supreme                at the moments and memories captured by the
Court justices are nominated, confirmed                    eye of a wandering, seasoned photographer.
and appointed; and about some proposed                     Register now for these three special evenings,
constitutional changes such as age limits, term            which are sure to stir your imagination and
limits and mandatory retirement for Supreme                desire for travel. You can leave your passport at
Court justices. Who has been a Justice?                    home for this whirlwind journey which you are
Who should be a Supreme Court Justice? An                  sure to enjoy.
interesting and timely topic!
                                                           John Butler is an accomplished photographer
                       Joel Grossman is professor          and world traveler – 53 countries so far and 29
                       of political science at Johns       locations considered “Wonders of the World.” You
                       Hopkins University and              will see many spots profiled in one of his favorite
                       adjunct professor of law at         books, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by
                       the University of Maryland          Patricia Schultz. John retired from The Black &
                       Law School. Before joining          Decker Corporation after 33 years service in sales
                                                           and marketing management. During his career,

                                                                                      BOOK TALKS

he was the “go to” person to plan and execute a           as well: from 12-year-old girls who still fall in
variety of business unit and corporate communi-           love at first reading with Mr. Darcy and
cations projects. He graduated from Virginia              Elizabeth Bennett to octogenarians who gain
Commonwealth University with a B.S. in advertising/       new insights with each return trip to Jane Austen
public relations. John, his wife and two dogs live        country.
in Forest Hill, Maryland.                                       Who was Jane Austen, this woman who
                                                          claims legions of devoted readers, including
THE SILVER LINING                                         the likes of Winston Churchill and Virginia
One Session                                 $20           Woolf? Did she mirror her own life and the
Monday, October 19                                        lives of those around her in the characters she
7:00 – 8:30 pm                                            created? Once considered a cipher, her personal
The instructor is generously donating his fee for         life continues to reveal itself in letters written
this program to RPCS.                                     by and to the author. And what continues to
Paul Winicki                                              attract us to Austen? After all, it was Austen
                                                          herself who modestly summed up her
                          A fun and exciting
                                                          approach to the novel – a new form of writing
                          evening with silver
                                                          in her time – in this way: “Three or four families
                          expert Paul Winicki.
                                                          in a country village is the very thing to
                          Bring your own silver
                                                          work on.”
                          piece for a specialist
                                                                In this course we shall use two of Austen’s
                          inspection, and get a
                                                          novels to explore her life along with the
                          deeper understanding
                                                          emotions and issues foremost in the lives of
                          of marks and makers,
                                                          women at that time; Pride and Prejudice,
                          hallmarks and stamps,
                                                          published in 1813 and arguably her most loved
the difference between sterling, silver plate and
                                                          novel and Persuasion published posthumously
stainless, proper terminology, styles and eras
                                                          in 1817 arguably her finest novel. Special
and clues to identification, patterned ID sources
                                                          scrutiny will be given to the role of women
as well as fakes and frauds. It is possible you
                                                          and the importance of marriage as well as the
have some silver treasures hidden in plain sight,
                                                          financial plight of the “spinster.” We will also
right in your own home! Bring your own pieces
                                                          examine the rigid social conduct expected
with you this evening and see what is behind
                                                          between men and women as defined in the
the “cloud.” Paul will bring with him various
                                                          influential—and somewhat troubling “Conduct
pieces of Baltimore silver from the Federal period
                                                          Manuals” of that era.
to the 1920s and he will talk about the rich
                                                                And of course much attention will be
heritage of Baltimore as a silver-producing city.
                                                          given to Austen’s superb writing style, one that
Paul M. Winicki is a past parent at RPCS                  combines her singular insight into the verities
and serves on the Board of Trustees. He recently          of human nature with sly wit and an unerring
appeared as an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques                sense of social satire.
Road Show. He is the owner of Radcliffe Jewelers.
                                                          NOTE: Please read Persuasion and Pride and
                                                          Prejudice before the first class. Ms. Steinbach’s
                                                          books (Without Reservations and Educating
BOOK TALKS                                                Alice) will be available for purchase on the first
                                                          evening of the program.
JANE AUSTEN: The Writer and Her World
Three Sessions                          $150                             Alice Steinbach started her
Wednesdays, September 30, October 7, 14                                  journalism career in 1981 as a
7:30 – 9:00 pm                                                           reporter for the Baltimore Sun. In
Alice Steinbach                                                          1985 she was awarded the
                                                                         Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane          and went on to win several other major awards,
Austen remains one of the most loved and                  including the Penney-Missouri Award twice—
enduring writers in the history of the novel.             once for her ground-breaking Postmark Paris
Her six books - Sense and Sensibility, Pride and          series, reported from France. Ms. Steinbach,
Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park,              along with Anna Quindlen and the late Molly
Emma, and Persuasion continue to captivate                Ivins, is one of nine women journalists featured
readers almost 200 years after her death. The             in Women on Deadline: A Collection of America’s
author’s popularity transcends the generations            Best. For the last two years she has contributed


monthly book reviews on WYPR, the Baltimore               GREAT BOOKS: Anna Karenina
affiliate of NPR. For the last ten years she has          Eight Sessions                             $175
been studying the life and work of Jane Austen,           Tuesdays, October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17,
taking courses at the University of Exeter,               December 1, 8
England and Oxford University, England. She               7:30 - 9:00 pm
has been a guest speaker before the Jane Austen           Judy Pittenger
Society of North American and recently was
                                                          Leo Tolstoy’s great classic novel Anna Karenina
asked by a British publisher to write a review of a
                                                          is a contrapuntal narration of two contrasting
forthcoming book titled Jane Austen and Marriage.
                                                          stories: the story of Anna’s passionate adultery,
                                                          which leads to her isolation and eventual
EIFFEL’S TOWER                                            self-destruction, and the story of Constantine
One Session                                  $35          Levin's spiritual journey, which leads to his
Wednesday, October 14                                     affirmation of life within the context of family
6:30 – 8:00 pm                                            and community. Levin is a thinly disguised
Jill Jonnes                                               portrait of the author himself. The novel’s two
When self-made millionaire and engineer                   stories of interior life are set against the great
Gustave Eiffel won a contest to erect a colossal          historical background of late 19th century
tower as the spectacular centerpiece of the               Imperial Russia. Tolstoy confronts issues related
1889 Exposition Universelle, Parisian tastemakers         to the agrarian and political problems of post-
were outraged. They denounced Eiffel’s                    emancipation Russia as well as the controversy
proposed thousand-foot tower as a “hideous”               about Russia’s historical destiny raging between
blot on their historic city, even as fearful              Russia’s Westernizers and the Slavophiles. In
residents brought lawsuits and predictions of             addition the author confronts universal and
certain structural calamity. Still, Eiffel pressed        timeless issues such as skepticism and the
on. Author Jill Jonnes tells the story of the             meaning of religious faith, social convention
tower’s construction and history and how the              and hypocrisy, passion and reason, existential
Tower became known to the whole world, and                meaning and mortality. The novel closely
has struck the imagination of every nation. Ms.           mirrors Tolstoy’s own spiritual pilgrimage. We
Jonnes brings to life many of the colorful                will examine the novel in all its dimensions.
historical characters who were connected to the           NOTE: Please purchase the Richard Pevear and
building of the Tower, including Colonel                  Larissa Volokhonsky translation, Penguin
William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) whose                      Paperback Edition, ISBN #0-14-20002702.
wild-west show took Paris by storm, Annie                 For the first class please read part one.
Oakley, Thomas Edison, James McNeil
                                                          See instructor bio on page 5.
Whistler, the van Gogh brothers, and more.
NOTE: Books will be available for purchase
                                                          GREAT BOOKS IN THE AFTERNOON
this evening.
                     Roland Park author and               Eight Sessions                            $175
                     historian Jill Jonnes has            Mondays, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16,
                     lived all over the world.            23, 30
                     After graduating from                4:30 – 6:30 pm
                     Barnard College and                  Judy Pittenger
                     receiving an M.S. from
                                                          George Eliot’s masterpiece, Middlemarch is, as
                     the Columbia Journalism
                                                          described by Eliot herself, “a panoramic view of
                     School and a Ph.D. in
(Photo by Peggy Fox)                                      provincial life.” Within a small Midlands
                     American history from Johns
                                                          village the author explores a complex web of
Hopkins University, she became a freelance writer.
                                                          relationships among characters drawn from all
                                                          levels of society. The novel is a bildungsroman,
                                                          a coming of age novel about the growth of a
                                                          young woman from idealistic and egoistic
                                                          naivete to compassionate and clear-sighted
                                                          adulthood. It is also a study of flawed but deeply
                                                          sympathetic characters, some of whom are
                                                          defeated by their egotism and self-absorption

                                                                                       BOOK TALKS

while others grow to lives of self-understanding,              Join us for a very special evening with
compassion and happiness. The novel examines              Jennifer Bodine, daughter and custodian of
a number of specifically Victorian issues:                Mr. Bodine’s works. Through a small sampling
relationships and expectations among parents              of the thousands of photographs that Bodine
and children; the role of women within the                shot through the length of his career from the
family; relations among social classes, including         early 1920s until his death in 1970, we will
prejudice, rank and exclusion; the power of               learn about Mr. Bodine’s work, as Jennifer
money and its ability to enslave; religious               discusses her father’s long and productive
expression in Victorian England, including                photographic career.
Church and chapel; the Age of Reform in                   NOTE: Books will be available for purchase
an England on the brink of a great political              this evening.
transformation and individuals’ response to
social, economic, industrial, political and                                      RPCS alumna, Jennifer B.
scientific change and how individuals adapt to                                   Bodine, 1966 holds a
or resist change. Eliot weaves a web of character                                B.A. from the University
and society in order to deepen our sympathies                                    of Maryland, J.D. from
and understanding of our fellow human                                            University of Baltimore
beings. This ultimately is the central issue of                                  and M.A. from Washington
Middlemarch. In examining the novel, we will              College. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in
consider Eliot’s aesthetic principles and her             teaching at Salisbury University. Jennifer has
writing techniques, as well as her fascinating            worked as a stained glass artist. She is curator and
biography, particularly as it relates to issues           marketing director of the A. Aubrey Bodine
raised in the novel.                                      photograph collection.

NOTE: Please purchase the Penguin Paperback
Edition ISBN-10:0141439548. For the first
                                                          LIFE IS FRIENDS: The Complete Guide to the
class please read part one.                               Lost Art of Connecting in Person
                                                          One Session                                   $35
                      With degrees from Stanford          Tuesday, September 29
                      University, Judy Pittenger          6:30 – 8:00 pm
                      taught history and literature       Jeanne Martinet
                      at RPCS for 22 years. In
                      1991, she was named by              The author contends that we are spending far
                      the National Endowment              too much time socializing in the virtual
                      for the Humanities as               world— IMing, texting, blogging, skyping—
teacher-scholar of Maryland. She has been teaching        and that we have forgotten how to develop real
literature to adults in Kaleidoscope since 2002           face-to-face friendships. As much as we love our
and has also taught for the Iliad Program and             computers, she says, we can’t be truly intimate
Oxford University England.                                with them. In Life Is Friends, Martinet teaches
                                                          us how easy it is to break this cyber-cycle, to
                                                          re-engage with “live people” and master the art
THE LEGENDARY A. AUBREY BODINE                            of making friends. She shows us how to initiate
One Session                                  $35          new friendships, when to negotiate boundaries
Thursday, November 19                                     and why “serial socializing” can be such a
7:00 – 8:30 pm                                            pleasure. She tells us how important it is to
Jennifer B. Bodine                                        invite friends into our homes; from casual
Pictorialist and newspaper photographer A.                coffee to a cocktail party, sharing an intimate
Aubrey Bodine lit the pages of the Baltimore              space fosters interesting conversation and bonding.
Sun with his extraordinary talent for 47 years.           She also provides advice on being a good host as
He left behind a large body of photographs,               well as good guest, on stress-free entertaining at
chronicling nearly every aspect of Maryland               home, and on handling sticky social situations.
life from 1923 to 1970. He showcased every                Life Is Friends motivates us to stop watching
part of Maryland, from the Atlantic seaboard              and talking about life, and to start living life.
to the rolling farm lands of Western Maryland             NOTE: Books will be available for purchase
to the clangor of Baltimore. Bodine’s timeless            this evening.
art speaks to the soul. People have always
been moved by the warmth and beauty he
saw everywhere.


                       RPCS alumna, Jeanne                  many publications and organizations. In addition,
                       Martinet, 1976 is the                he has been the photographer for the Pride
                       author of six books,                 of Baltimore II¸ spent a year capturing the
                       including the acclaimed              changing seasons at Green Mount Cemetery and
                       The Art of Mingling.                 currently photographs the comings and goings at the
                       She has shared her                   Port of Baltimore.
mingling know-how on hundreds of TV and
radio shows, including the Today Show, The
Early Show, The Bill O’Reilly Show, and
NPR’s Morning Edition. She lives in New York
                                                            CULTURAL ARTS
City. (Photo by Tony Ryan)
                                                            LET’S VISIT THE WONDERFUL BIG BAND ERA!
                                                            One Session                                    $15
SPIRIT OF PLACE – BALTIMORE’S FAVORITE                      Tuesday, October 13
SPACES: Evening with the Authors                            6:30 - 8:00 pm
One Session                                    $35          Ken Jackson
Thursday, November 12                                       Our very special evening takes us to the Big
7:00 – 8:30 pm                                              Band era—the 1930s and 1940s—with great
Sarah Achenbach and Bill McAllen                            music, discussions and selected recordings.
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our                 Listen to the timeless tunes and talk about
buildings shape us.”                                        what made them great. What a special era in
                      ~ Sir Winston Churchill               our country’s musical history!
What’s your favorite place or space? It’s a                                   Ken Jackson began his long
pretty straightforward question, asked of 56                                  broadcasting career in 1958
Baltimore’s celebrities, civic leaders, characters                            after    graduating      from
and regular citizens. Our relationships with                                  Emerson College in Boston
buildings and places are fraught with emotion                                 where he majored in English
and can be as complex as any human relationship.                              and history. His name has
Author Sarah Achenbach and photographer                     been associated with radio in Baltimore since
Bill McAllen were surprised at the strong                   1962. For 25 years he produced numerous big
responses and compiled a recently published                 band dance events which featured, in addition to
book that is equal parts tine-art photography               the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, bands
book and oral history on the architectural                  led by Les Brown, Artie Shaw, Harry James,
charms of Charm City. This evening will                     Woody Herman, Ray Anthony, Harry James and
include a panel discussion with a number of                 Charlie Spivak. Currently, Ken hosts a weekly
guest contributors and we expect a lively,                  Big Band Program on WYPR, In the Mood.
interactive discussion with the audience who
will bring their own great Baltimore memories.              HISTORY OF BALTIMORE CITY: PART I
What place or space tells your story?                       Five Sessions                             $100
NOTE: Books will be available for purchase                  Mondays, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9
this evening.                                               7:00 - 9:00 pm
                       Sarah Achenbach is a                 Wayne Schaumburg
                       Baltimore-based writer whose         One of Kaleidoscope’s perennial favorite presenters,
                       work frequently appears in           Wayne Schaumburg returns to present the
                       Style magazine, Chesapeake           history of Baltimore City. Founded in 1729 to
                       Life, several Johns Hopkins          be a tobacco port on the Patapsco River,
                       periodicals and other regional       Baltimore would become a major seaport and
publications. Currently she is writing a book on a          industrial center by the Civil War. Join us as we
local girls’ school. Baltimore native Bill McAllen          look at the people, places and events responsible
                       has been photographing               for the growth and development of a city
                       his hometown and other               whose names have included that nest of pirates
                       subjects for over two decades.       on the Chesapeake, the Monumental City, and
                       He began his career as a             Mobtown. Through a series of five illustrated
                       medical photographer for             lecture-discussions, we will focus on Baltimore’s
                       the University of Maryland           rich history from its beginnings to the end
School of Medicine, and has since worked with               of the Civil War. Topics include A Tale of

                                                                               CULTURAL ARTS

Three Towns,that traces the city’s birth and           expanding metropolitan area. The most
development during the 18th century. From              distinctive element of the plan was the proposal
Boom to Bust examines the period from 1800-            to secure the area’s three stream valleys—the
1820 when many a Baltimore fortune was                 Gwynns Falls, the Jones Falls, and Herring
made by fast ships and quick wits. Additional          Run—as park land, assuring the protection of
topics include the Industrial Revolution, the          these natural areas in advance of future
city’s diverse population, the rise of public          development. Today, the plan continues to
squares and parks, and Baltimore’s role in the         guide park advocates and planners as they
Civil War.                                             envision ways to promote the greening of the
                   Wayne Schaumburg is a               Baltimore urban area and maximize opportunities
                   native Baltimorean who              for outdoor recreation and natural preservation.
                   received his B.S. from Towson       The Wednesday evening lecture will focus on
                   University, his M.S. from           the overall Olmsted plan and its century-old
                   Morgan State University             legacy, and the Saturday tour will explore its
                   and his M.L.A. from Johns           relevance for one stream valley, the Gwynns
Hopkins University. He taught social studies in        Falls. The walking tour will visit upland and
the Baltimore City public school system for 39         valley portions of the Crimea, the former
years, and retired in June 2007. He has been           Thomas Winans estate, which in the 1940s
leading tours of Baltimore for many years. He is       became Leakin Park and today is part of the
currently vice president of the Irish Railroad         route of the 15-mile Gwynns Falls Trail.
Workers Museum and serves on the Boards of the         NOTE: Directions to field trip will be distributed
Baltimore City Historical Society and Baltimore        on the evening of the program
Heritage Society and Friends of the Perry              Sandy Sparks and Ed Orser are members of the
Hall Mansion.                                          board of the Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted
                                                       Landscape and Parks and have been active in
BALTIMORE’S STREAM VALLEYS                             park advocacy in Baltimore. Sandy Sparks,
The Olmsted Vision for Parks and Greenways             retired non-profit executive director and graphic
One Session with Field Trip                $55         designer, is a long-time community activist and
Wednesday, October 7                                   park advocate, starting with Friends of Wyman
7:00 – 8:30 pm                                         Park Dell in 1983. In 1986, Sandy became the
Field Trip: Saturday, October 10                       founding president of the Friends of Maryland’s
12:30 – 2:00 pm                                        Olmsted Parks & Landscapes (FMOPL) and then
Sandy Sparks and Ed Orser                              a National Association for Olmsted Parks trustee.
                                                       She continues to mentor park friends groups and is
                                                       chair of the Baltimore Alliance for Great Urban
                                                       Parks, which advocates for sustaining the city
                                                       parks system. Sandy designs and edits The Charles
                                                       Villager and FMOPL newsletters. Ed Orser,
                                                       professor of American Studies at UMBC, was the
                                                       urban historian on the team which produced the
                                                       master plan for the Gwynns Falls Trail and is an
                                                       avid trail and parks advocate. He is the author of
                                                       The Gwynns Falls: Baltimore Gateway to the
                                                       Chesapeake Bay (2008,) proceeds from which
                                                       support the programs of the Gwynns Falls Trail
Leakin Park Water Wheel                                Council. He has published a study of the Olmsted
                                                       park plans for Baltimore and Seattle and spoke on
A hundred years ago Baltimore’s civic leaders
                                                       Urban Parks at the Humane Metropolis conference
commissioned the country's most prominent
                                                       in Baltimore in June. His earlier book publication,
landscape architectural firm, the Olmsted
                                                       Blockbusting in Baltimore: The Edmondson
Brothers—sons of noted park designer
                                                       Village Story, addresses issues of race and housing
Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr.—to recommend a
                                                       in the city.
comprehensive park plan for the future of the


DESIGNING MONTICELLO                                       Baltimore Architecture Foundation, The American
One Session                                    $15         Association of Museums, The American Library
Thursday, October 22                                       Association and Johns Hopkins University.
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Sandra Parsons Vicchio                                     HOLLYWOOD SINGS: The Stories Behind
Thomas Jefferson began work on Monticello
                                                           Oscar-Nominated Songs, Part I
                                                           One Session                                $30
in 1768 when he was 25 years old. The house
                                                           Monday, October 19
and its grounds were not only his home, but
                                                           6:30 – 8:30 pm
also his passion. In addition to his contributions
                                                           Bill Messenger
as author of the Declaration of Independence
and founder of the University of Virginia,                 Over the Rainbow was deleted from The
Jefferson was an avid farmer, horticulturalist,            Wizard of Oz three times before, reluctantly,
and architect. In 1824 he noted that, “Architecture        L.B. Mayer allowed it to remain in the score,
is my delight and putting up and pulling down              after which it won the Academy Award. On
one of my favorite amusements.” Jefferson                  this special evening, we will discuss ironic and
completed his work on Monticello in the early              sometimes bizarre stories behind Hollywood’s
19th century. During this time, he founded                 most memorable songs.
and designed the University of Virginia, which
                                                                             Bill Messenger studied musical
can be seen from his “little mountain.” The
                                                                             composition on scholarship at
University of Virginia’s historic central grounds
                                                                             the Peabody Conservatory
and Monticello are on the elite World Heritage
                                                                             under Louis Cheslock. In 1963
List, with Monticello as the only residence in
                                                                             he attended a master class with
the United States to achieve this honor. In
                                                           Nadia Boulanger, the teacher of Aaron Copland.
2005, the Baltimore architecture firm,
                                                           He holds two masters degrees from Johns Hopkins
Ayers/Saint/Gross was selected to design the
                                                           University and has done additional work in
new Monticello Visitor and Smith Education
                                                           musicology at the University of Maryland.
Center to support the Thomas Jefferson
Foundation’s dual mission of education and
preservation. During this class you will learn             IT’S ONLY ROCK ’N ROLL AND I LIKE IT
about the architectural selection and design               Three Sessions                             $90
processes and gain insight into the architecture           Mondays, October 5, 12, 19
of this environmentally sustainable visitor                7:00 – 8:30 pm
center, which will host an estimated 450,000               Gary Waugh
guests annually. We encourage you to join us
                                                           What a long, strange trip it’s been! This special
on our day trip to visit Monticello.
                                                           program offers a view of the evolution of rock
NOTE: See page 24 for a day trip associated                music and its influence on pop culture from
with this program.                                         the 1950s to today. Popular music creates a
                     Sandra Parsons Vicchio is a           two-way influence on popular culture;
                     principal with Ayers/Saint/           simultaneously shaping and being shaped by
                     Gross Architects + Planners in        the happenings of its time. By studying the
                     Baltimore, where she has              evolution of what became rock ’n roll,
                     practiced architecture for            students will gain a new perspective of a
                     the past 18 years. Museums,           unique time in world pop culture focusing
libraries and visitor centers are her primary focus.       mainly on the 1950s through the 1980s.
Her local projects include the addition to the                   This course is a multimedia presentation
Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Building                  featuring rare recordings and video archival
(2005), The Meyerhoff Children’s Garden at the             footage. What is unique about the presentation
Enoch Pratt Free Library (2000) and the new                is the inclusion of live music providing an aural
visitor center for the Nemours Mansion and                 insight as to how many of the iconic songs of
Gardens in Wilmington, DE (2007). Educated                 the era were written and performed.
at the University of Virginia, the opportunity to                This is fun, loud, interactive study of the
work on a new Visitor and Education Center for             music that changed the world forever—from
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello was a natural fit            its birth in the urban streets, the blend with
for her. Sandra has been a guest speaker at the            country, the transformation across the pond,

                                                                                 CULTURAL ARTS

the psychedelic period, country rock, the                the most vexing mysteries about him is the
singer/songwriters, disco, punk and grunge               exact circumstances of his final days in
and how we arrived at the melting pot of today.          Baltimore, in October 1849. Historian
                    Gary Waugh was a journey-            Christopher T. George, author of an award-
                    man musician playing in              winning 1973 article for Maryland magazine.
                    clubs before he was old enough       A Poe Tour of Baltimore discusses the details of
                    to legally be in them. His           Poe’s last days plus his family connections to
                    appreciation for pop and rock        the city and various theories about his demise.
                    music comes from playing it,         Was Poe, as local tradition maintains, drugged
                    living it and loving it. Gary        and voted as a “repeater” in an election held in
                    came off the road and entered        the city? The author’s enemies, including his
into the business sector of the music industry in        literary executor, Rufus Griswold, readily
1979. Currently the east coast regional sales            accepted the idea that the hardly-abstemious
manager for a major instrument manufacturer,             poet had been on a bender. But recent scholars
he continues to play the music that he loves.            have tended to the view that Poe might have
                                                         had a serious illness that led to his death.
LATIN AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES:                     During our tour of Poe-associated locations
From James Monroe to Evo Morales                         around the city, we will investigate sites linked
Four Sessions                              $100          to this famous puzzling writer.
Thursdays, October 1, 8, 22, 29                          NOTE: Our school bus will depart RPCS at
6:00 – 8:30 pm                                           8:00 am.
Ronn Pineo                                                                     Christopher T. George is a
This series of lectures and discussions will                                   local historian and tour
explore the often troubled history between the                                 guide. He is the author of
U.S. and our “distant neighbors” in Latin                                      Baltimore Close-Up, Terror
America. We will look especially at the actions                                on the Chesapeake: The
and changing motivations for the United                                        War of 1812 on the Bay,
States policy in the region. We will explore the         and Scots in Maryland and History of the St.
U.S. Mexican War; the U.S. acquisition of the            Andrew’s Society of Baltimore, 1806-2006. A
Panama Canal; the age of U.S. military occu-             poet as well as a published historian and lecturer,
pation in the early twentieth century; the Cold          Mr. George was born in Liverpool, England and
War era; the Reagan era episodes in Grenada,             first came to Baltimore in 1995. He is now a
Nicaragua and El Salvador; Bush, Noreiga and             U.S. citizen, and has long been interested in the
Panama; and the present issues and develop-              topic of the ethnic groups that help make
ments in Columbia and Venezuela.                         Baltimore so diverse and interesting a city, as well
                                                         as the literary and artistic links that make the city
                     Dr. Ronn Pineo is director          so distinctive.
                     of Latin American Studies
                     at Towson University, where         NAPOLEON BONAPARTE: The Man and the
                     he has taught for the past 21       Era that Bears his Name
                     years. He has traveled widely       Four Sessions                                  $60
                     in Latin America and is the         Thursdays, October 1, 8, 22, 29
author of three books, including Ecuador and the         7:00 – 9:00 pm
United States: Useful Strangers published by the         Bob Mullauer
University of Georgia Press.
                                                         Napoleon Bonaparte was the greatest soldier of
THE MYSTERY OF EDGAR ALLAN POE                           his era and perhaps only surpassed by
One Session with Field Trip                    $85       Alexander the Great in all of military history.
Thursday, October 8                                      Although responsible for implementing a code
7:00 – 9:00 pm                                           of law that gave protection of life and property
                                                         to a vast majority of French citizens, Napoleon
Field Trip (and lunch): Saturday, October 10             also used state sponsored-murder and ordered
8:00 am – 4:00 pm                                        his soldiers into dozens of bloody battles for
Christopher T. George                                    nothing more than his own best interests.
Poet and short story writer Edgar Allan Poe                    The sordid story of his personal life and
(1809-1849,) author of The Raven, is famous              dysfunctional family might attract higher
for his tales of horror and mystery. Yet one of          ratings from today's television viewers than

the basest reality program or most titillating                                   Denny Lynch has been
soap opera. Nevertheless Napoleon Bonaparte                                      exploring and photographing
left a huge imprint on his world as well as ours.                                Paris for over three decades.
He was, as one of his biographers has called                                     Denny’s first one-man show
him, ‘a great, bad man.’                                                         in Paris took place in
       Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and                               July 2003 at LaMaison
the ugly of the man as well as the era that bears         D’Ourscamp, which is the headquarters for
his name.                                                 L’Association pour la Sauvegarde et la Mise en
Bob Mullauer currently teaches a variety of               Valeur du Paris Historique. In May 2004, Mr.
military history courses for Anne Arundel                 Lynch held his second exhibition in Paris at the
Community College and the Community College               American Library. In March 2008 he mounted
of Baltimore. He also speaks at military history          his third show at the American Library in Paris.
roundtables. Bob has led and assisted on staff            His photographs have become part of the
rides for the U.S. Army and conducts Civil War            permanent collections of The Museum of the
battlefield tours.                                        City of New York and the New York Historical
                                                          Society. The Embassy of Ireland in Washington
EXPLORING PARIS: A Photographic Tour of                   D.C. allowed Denny to exhibit his photographs
the City of Lights                                        of Ireland there in February 2006. He lectures at
One Session                                 $20           historical societies, library systems and retirement
Wednesday, October 14                                     communities throughout the U.S.
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Denny Lynch                                               UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATING
                                                          AFRICAN ART
This presentation celebrates the life and beauty          Five Sessions                             $250
of the city that the instructor, as well as people        Saturdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7
the world over unabashedly adore. During                  1:00 – 3:00 pm
numerous trips, Denny has recorded the striking           Joseph Paul Cassar, Ph.D.
elegance of Paris with both his camera and his
pen and ink drawings. He has had three                    This class will help you understand and
exhibits of his work in Paris. During this slide-         appreciate the hidden meanings behind
illustrated talk, Denny will take you on a visual         African Art. The series of talks will focus on
tour of some of the famous sites in Paris.                the richness and diversity of the African
You will view lovely parks, monuments,                    Continent and its peoples and cultures. It will
churches, museums and boulevards. In addition,            help you to focus on the art produced by
Denny will share with you some of the history,            different tribes in the form of masks in wood,
geography and practical information a person              statues in bronze and carvings in ivory. It also
should know about this great city. There will             addresses textiles, wall decorations, jewelry,
also be a discussion about favorite restaurants           body paint and tattoo making. The course is
and hotels. “There is nothing more satisfying             richly illustrated in the form of a power-
to me than to wander through the arrondissements          point presentation. The images are thought-
of Paris with my camera. Whether I am walking             provoking and invite questions, comments and
through the Marais or the Jardin du                       discussion throughout, in an informal and
Luxembourg, I feel at home in Paris. To borrow            relaxed manner.
a phrase from Matisse, “It is a kind of                   See Instructor bio on page 12.
paradise.” So don your French beret and join
us on this photographic journey of Paris.
NOTE: Photographs and drawings of Paris will
be available for purchase this evening.

                                                                            CREATIVE PURSUITS

                                                                             Janet B. Waters grew up in a
CREATIVE PURSUITS                                                            family filled with creativity.
                                                                             She exhibits and sells her
                                                                             artwork in area galleries,
Four Sessions                             $115
                                                                             museums and art festivals.
Thursdays, October 29, November 5, 12, 19
                                                                             She teaches at after school pro-
7:00 – 9:00 pm
                                                          grams, including Bright Starts & Child First
Janet B. Waters
                                                          Authority, summer camps at Howard County Art
This class will help you repair or alter your             Council as well as teaching adults at CCBC. She
clothes, and class instruction will include               provides art workshops at Reginald Lewis and
repairs common to skirts, pants, shirts, dresses          Smithsonian National Museums.
and jackets. We will learn about replacing
zippers, taking in or letting out seams, replacing        CLAY WORKSHOP
all types of buttons and repairing a hem or torn          Six Sessions                              $280
seam. You are encouraged to bring clothes that            Materials Fee: $35
are in need of repairs or alterations.                    Mondays, September 14, October 5, 12, 19, 26,
NOTE: List of supplies will be sent to you upon           November 2
registration                                              6:00 – 8:00 pm
See Instructor bio next column.                           Toby Rivkin
                                                          No experience necessary. Learn the basics of
CREATE A ONE-OF-A-KIND QUILTED JACKET                     hand building and/or working on the potter’s
Six Sessions                              $160            wheel. In these six classes, you will make pieces
Mondays, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16            out of clay, learn how to fire, how to glaze and
7:00 – 9:00 pm                                            how to make a glaze. This course allows you to
Janet B. Waters                                           choose which aspect of working with clay is of
Learn to create a special one-of-a-kind quilted           the most interest to you – and provides the
jacket similar to the ones seen at fine craft             opportunity to pursue it.
shows. Jackets will be made with six to twelve            NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor on
cotton fabrics. You will learn how to make                the first evening of class.
a pattern with brown craft paper from a                                          Toby Rivkin teaches
commercially bought pattern. Class includes a                                    ceramics and French in
paper piecing or English foundation piecing                                      the RPCS Upper School.
demonstration.                                                                   She has studied clay with
NOTE: List of supplies will be sent to you upon                                  Cynthia Bringle, Pete
registration                                                                     Pinnell and Bill Daly and
See Instructor bio next column.                                                  is a current member of the
                                                                                 Baltimore Potter’s Guild.
Six Sessions                               $160           DESIGN AND TECHNIQUES FOR MAKING
Saturdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14         BEADED JEWELRY
2:00 – 4:00 pm                                            Four Sessions                                $80
Janet B. Waters                                           Materials fee $10
                                                          Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Learn the basics of machine piecing and
                                                          7:00 – 9:00 pm
quilting. Four patch and nine patch blocks are
                                                          Jill Allan
explored as well as a few basic appliqué
methods. Learning to design block patterns on             Learn about beads, tools, materials and sources
graph paper will allow you to recreate most               used in making beaded jewelry; how to lengthen
block patterns. Small wall hanging or baby                or shorten a necklace or bracelet; and how to
quilt will be your finished product.                      design your own jewelry. In the first class, you
                                                          will identify stringing materials, tools, findings
NOTE: List of supplies will be provided upon
                                                          and types of bead, learn how to use a crimping
                                                          tool and other finishing techniques, and
                                                          determine what supplies you will need to buy.
                                                          In the second class, you will designs a necklace


and a set of simple dangle earrings. The third            medium. You can work in acrylics, watercolors
class will have you learning how to work with             or oil. You will study issues in composition
multiple-strand necklaces and chandelier earrings.        made up of a few objects of your choice or
In the final class, you will learn how to “weave”         some provided in class. You will paint fruit,
a necklace or bracelet and create loop earrings.          vegetables, flowers and landscape. You will
NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor on           work towards achieving realistic renderings as
the first evening of class.                               well as searching for more personal ways of
                                                          expression. If you wish to explore what you can
                Jill Allan has been teaching              do with color and find meaning in identifying
                beginner and intermediate jewelry-        a personal style, then this class is right for you.
                making classes locally for several
                years and sells her jewelry at            NOTE: A list of materials will be sent to you
                local craft shows.                        upon registration.
                                                                                 Joseph Paul Cassar, Ph.D.
THE ART OF DRAWING                                                               is a practicing artist, art
Seven Sessions                            $300                                   historian, curator and
Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16                                educator. He studied at the
6:30 – 8:30 pm                                                                   Accademia di Belle Arti,
Joseph Paul Cassar, Ph.D.                                                        Pietro Vannucci, Perugia,
Whether you are a beginner, an art lover or               Italy, the Art Academy, Malta (Europe) and at
have experience attending studio classes, these           Charles Sturt University in NSW, Australia. He
sessions are right for you! You will follow the           works in various media and exhibits his work
simple objectives of each lesson, according to            regularly in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Cassar is
your own pace, receive tips, advice and                   the author of several books and monographs
individual attention throughout. The sessions             on modern and contemporary art of the
will focus on fundamental drawing principles,             Mediterranean Island of Malta. He has designed
cross-hatching technique, blending, texturing             online art courses for the New York Times and is
and contrasting light and shade effects. Various          currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Maryland
media will be addressed including but not                 University College.
limited to pencils, chalk and charcoal, conté,
pen and ink, ink and wash, chalk pastels and              GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Hand Painted Glasses
drawing on colored textured paper. Come                   One Session                                  $50
and learn and have fun as you discover your               Materials Fee: $10
hidden talent.                                            Tuesday, November 17
                                                          6:00 – 8:30 pm
NOTE: A list of materials will be sent to you             Brenda Carroll
upon registration. At the first session, other
material needs will be discussed.                         The holidays are approaching, what fun it
                                                          would be to serve special beverages in your own
See Instructor bio next column.                           hand-painted wine or martini glasses! Creative
                                                          artist Brenda Carroll will walk you through
THE ART OF PAINTING                                       every step of the process to creating your
Seven Sessions                           $300
                                                          own original hand painted masterpieces,
Thursdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 22, 29,
                                                          personalized in your own special way. You
November 5, 12
                                                          will work on the design and learn to use
6:30 - 8:30 pm
                                                          appropriate medium and brushes to create four
Joseph Paul Cassar, Ph.D.
                                                          wonderful treasures that you will use forever.
It does not matter whether you have painted
                                                          NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor on
before. These painting lessons will provide you
                                                          the first evening of class.
with the opportunity to experience paint,
brushes and color. Each session is individually           See Instructor bio next page.
paced and allows you to explore painting
techniques and topics using your favorite

                                                                                 CREATIVE PURSUITS

GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Painting and Framing                         with Celtic and Appalachian music but
One Session                                     $50           any type of music may be played on this
Materials Fee: $25                                            instrument. The instrument has experienced an
Tuesday, October 20                                           enormous resurgence in the last 20 years in the
6:00 – 8:30 pm                                                U.S. This hands-on workshop is for total
Brenda Carroll                                                beginners. You will be introduced to some of
                                                              the essential techniques of playing this beautiful
                     Don’t know how to paint?
                                                              harp-like instrument, and will learn to play
                     No problem. Come and
                                                              at least one tune incorporating a few of the
                     learn simple techniques,
                                                              basic playing techniques. You will take your
                     side loading, blending
                                                              instrument home with you to practice as
                     of colors, scroll work,
                                                              desired. Absolutely no musical background is
                     preparation of the frame
                                                              necessary. The instructor will also demonstrate
                     and take home a “master-
                                                              a variety of playing techniques.
piece” that very evening! The instructor will
walk you through every step of the process and                NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor on
you will have fun at the same time.                           the first session of the class.
NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor on                                    Ken Kolodner is known
the first evening of class.                                                        internationally as one of the
                                                                                   foremost players and teachers
Brenda Carroll is the owner and operator of
                                                                                   of the hammered dulcimer,
Hanging on a Whim in Hampden. She has been
                                                                                   as well as a highly respected
creating art for over 25 years, since she was a child.
                                                                                   teacher/performer of the old-
                                                                                   time fiddle. He is known for
                                                              his rhythmic and driving style. Ken often has
                                                              been called the leading player in the revival of the
Four Sessions                            $100
                                                              hammered dulcimer, and has toured internationally.
Instrument Fee: $25
                                                              He regularly teaches and performs, and has
Wednesdays, October 14, 21, 28, November 11
                                                              produced nearly 20 recordings, books and
7:45 – 8:45 pm
                                                              instructional material including one of the best-
Ken Kolodner
                                                              selling hammered dulcimer recordings.
Appalachian or “old-time” fiddling has enjoyed
an enormous revival in the last 10 to 15 years.               MIRROR ART
This fun, hands-on workshop is for total                      One Session                                   $30
beginners! However, those with violin experience              Materials fee: $10
are welcome. You will be introduced to some of                Saturday, October 10
the basic bowing and left-hand techniques of                  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
playing old-time fiddle. The emphasis will be                 Bob Benson
on learning a few basic bowing techniques that
                                                              This fun and creative program will demonstrate
can be applied in most tunes. You will learn to
                                                              how to create mirror art. The basics of working
play at least one tune. You will bring rental
                                                              with mirrors will be demonstrated, different
instruments home with you to practice as
                                                              kinds of mirror art will be displayed, including
desired. No musical background is necessary.
                                                              flashies, oscilla, neckties, and vases. During the
NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor on               session you will create at least one “flashie” of
the first evening of class.                                   your own. A “flashie” is a string of double-
See Instructor bio next column.                               sided mirrors attached to a filament which can
                                                              be hung either outside in a sunny, breezy place
INTRODUCTION TO PLAYING                                       or inside the home in window, to catch the
THE HAMMERED DULCIMER                                         light. All material and equipment will be provided.
Four Sessions                            $120                 NOTE: Because of the specialized equipment
Instrument Fee: $30                                           used, this program will be hosted at the
Wednesdays, October 14, 21, 28, November 11                   Instructor’s studio (not on the RPCS campus.)
6:30 – 7:30 pm                                                Directions will be sent upon registration.
Ken Kolodner                                                  Materials fee is payable to Instructor on the
The hammered dulcimer is an ancient                           evening of the class.
instrument that has been known in the U.S. for                See Instructor bio on page 14.
several hundred years. It is often associated

MIRROR ART ADVANCED CLASS                                 thousands today. Weaving baskets was a lost art
One Session                                 $30           until Jose Reyes migrated to Nantucket from
Materials fee: $10                                        the Philippines and made basket weaving a
Saturday, October 24                                      product of the island once again.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm                                             You will leave this class with an 8” round
Bob Benson                                                Nantucket basket with handle woven using
                                                          rattan weaver and reed staves. The bases and
                  This class is intended for
                                                          rims are of assorted woods, just as they were
                  beginners as well as those
                                                          when the sailors were weaving them. In addition
                  who have already taken this
                                                          to weaving, we will discuss the history of
                  class. Beginners will work
                                                          Nantucket and the baskets, talk about literature
                  primarily with flashies.
                                                          and ways of continuing to weave.
                  Advanced students can make
                  super flashies (very elaborate          NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor
                  flashies) an oscillum (these            on the first session of the class. All tools will
                  were hung by ancient Greeks             be provided.
                  and Romans in their court-              See instructor bio on page 15.
                  yards and vineyards to
ensure good luck, health and a plentiful harvest)         NANTUCKET BASKETS 102
and jewelry. All material and equipment will              Six Sessions                                $125
be provided.                                              Materials fee: $75
NOTE: Because of the specialized equipment                October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
used, this program will be hosted at the                  6:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor’s studio (not on the RPCS                      Bob Moore
campus.) Directions will be sent upon                     You will hone the skills learned in Nantucket
registration. Materials fee is payable to                 Baskets 101 while weaving three bowls of
Instructor on the evening of the class.                   various sizes. After completion of this class,
Bob Benson is an experienced visual artist. He            you should be able to weave Nantucket baskets
presents workshops at the Visionary Art Museum            without supervision. You will be advised of
in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, as well as the               tools, equipment and sources of materials for
Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park.                  continued weaving if you are interested in
                                                          pursuing Nantucket baskets as a hobby.
NANTUCKET BASKETS 101                                     Discussion of history, various techniques and
Six Sessions                                $125          sources of literature and material will continue.
Materials Fee: $75                                        NOTE: Prerequisite – Nantucket Baskets 101.
September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1                   Materials fee is payable to Instructor on the
6:00 – 9:00 pm                                            first session of class. All tools will be provided.
Bob Moore
                                                          See instructor bio next column.
Nantucket baskets originated in the early
1800s on a light ship marking the shoals off              NANTUCKET BASKETS GUILD
Nantucket Island. It seemed the ocean floor               Two six-session programs for you to
was not strong enough to support a light                    choose from                            $125
house, so small ships were used to replace                Materials fee based on basket selection
them. The sailors on board these ships had                Program 1: Mondays, September 14, 21, October
little to do but keep things “ship-shape” and             5, 19, 26, November 2
light the lantern at night. As one may imagine,           Program 2: Mondays, November 9, 16, 30,
they were bored. Ships coming back from the               December 7, 14, 21
Orient brought with them the reed and rattan              6:00 – 8:30 pm
that is used to weave a basket. It was natural for        Bob Moore
these sailors to take up basket weaving to while
                                                          The Guild is a group of experienced weavers
away their time and also to earn a bit of pocket
                                                          who will meet one night a week to weave
change. Early baskets, used in everyday life,
                                                          baskets, exchange ideas and share weaving
were crude compared to the craftsmanship
                                                          experience. You will select baskets to work on,
used today. The sailors sold their baskets for
                                                          to include round, oval, next trays and purses,
around $1, yet these same baskets are worth
                                                          just to name a few. You are encouraged to bring

                                                                          PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

projects and weaving issues to the Guild for
assistance. Discussion will be conducted
                                                               PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
concerning making molds, rims, bases, handles
                                                               CREATIVE RELATING
and special tools to make weaving easier.
                                                               One Session                                   $75
NOTE: Prerequisite – Nantucket Baskets 102.                    Wednesday, November 4
Materials fee is payable to Instructor on the                  6:00 – 9:00 pm
first session of class.                                        Bruce Nelson
                    Bob Moore has been weaving                 This class will show you how to be freer and
                    since 1998. He learned the                 more imaginative in your daily interactions
                    art on Nantucket where he                  with yourself and others. Creative Relating pro-
                    took classes. Bob makes all the            vides a different way of engaging in relation-
                    molds, bases, rims and                     ships that is open rather than closed, helpful
                    handles that are used in the               rather than agenda-focused, organic rather than
                    class. He has woven over 200               forced. The friendly class atmosphere is
Nantucket baskets, including seven basket nests                designed to follow each other’s lead rather than
and purses. Bob also teaches weaving at                        competing for the spotlight, in an environment
Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis                   that is about making the other person shine and
and Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. He                  give them permission to soar. For anyone looking
has entered two juried art shows and been accepted             to shed the need to control and just simply be
to both. Prior to taking up basket weaving,                    or for people in a profession that requires adding
Bob worked in the military and was owner and                   a little creative juice to their connections.
engineer of a home inspection company.                                “Creative Relating is like good jazz, in that
                                                               what drives the music isn’t some impulsive,
PERENNIAL PLEASURES                                            random banging of notes, but a careful yet
Four Sessions                                    $30           spontaneous construction built around chord
Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26                                 progressions and melodic lines. A different
6:00 – 7:30 pm                                                 kind of conversation…both goal-directed and
Carrie Engle and Jan Gannon                                    unrehearsed.” Adapted from The Tao of Improv,
                                                               Psychotherapy Network, 2009 by Robert Taibbi.
Perennial plants come back every year and allow
the gardener to plan for color through spring,                                     Local actor/teacher and
summer, fall and even winter. Our four sessions                                    Everyman Theatre company
will concentrate on planning and planting                                          member Bruce Nelson is a
gardens for sun and shade and provide hints and                                    two-time Helen Hayes Award
tips for preparation and maintenance of perennial                                  winning actor.
plants. Deer resistance, attractiveness for butterflies
and hummingbirds and appropriate plants for                    CREATE YOUR LIFE’S SECOND ACT
cut flower gardens will also be discussed.                     One Session                                   $60
Jan Gannon has been gardening with perennials                  Materials fee: $50
for as long as she can remember. She has worked                Saturday, October 24
as a perennial specialist at Valley View Farms for             10:00 am – 4:00 pm
17 years after working five years with a nursery               Darlene Cook
in Carroll County. Carrie Engel started at Valley              Are you at a stage of life when your work/life
View Farms in 1972. She is currently the Plant                 style is no longer a fit? Are you ready for a
Department Manager at Valley View Farms and                    transition? Are you aware of the intangibles in
appears regularly on gardening segments for                    your life – what you can’t live without? Are you
WBAL television. Both women have been                          ready for a new career on your own terms?
certified as professional horticulturists with the             Longing for work with meaning? Do you really
Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association                     know yourself – or do you know more about
with a special certification in perennial gardening.           your car or landscaping your lawn? Join us and
                                                               become the world’s best expert on you, so you
                                                               can make your next act your most meaningful.


NOTE: Pre-class work, an e-mail address and                 obit! Remember, this will make it easier for
internet access is required. Please bring a                 your survivors at a stressful time. So come hear
bag lunch with you to the program. Materials                about the gentleman from Glen Burnie who
fee is payable to Instructor on the day of                  was buried with his favorite dog and about
the program.                                                the wife who insisted her husband’s longtime
                    Darlene Cook, C.T.C., is a              paramour be listed as a survivor.
                    seasoned career strategist,                            Fred Rasmussen is one of the
                    trained life coach and                                 Baltimore Sun obituary reporters.
                    certified transition coach.                            His fellow staffers call him the
                    She is a former Fortune 100                            Crypt Keeper.
corporate general manager who rewired herself
at age 54. Darlene is passionate about showing
others how they can find rejuvenation and                   HOLISTIC HEALTH FOR ANIMALS: How to let
fulfillment in their “second acts.”                         your pet live longer, happier
                                                            and healthier
ESTATE AND TAX CONSIDERATIONS FOR                           Five Sessions                      $20 per session
SAME-SEX COUPLES                                            If you take all five, $20 for the first session and
One Session                                 $10             $15 for each subsequent session
Thursday, November 5                                        Wednesdays, October 14, 28, November 4, 11, 18
6:00 – 7:30 pm                                              6:00 – 8:00 pm
The instructor is generously donating his fee for           Christina Chambreau
this program to RPCS.
                                                            Never give up on the journey of health for you
Hacky Clark
                                                            and your animals. Have you wondered if the
Will my partner inherit my property when I                  holistic approach to health you are adopting
die? How about inheritance taxes? Will I be                 (organic fresh food, herbs, massage, fewer drugs)
allowed to visit my partner in the ICU? These               could be good for your animal companions?
are some of the questions that will be addressed            Have your animals been plagued by chronic
in a discussion of why the formidable bias                  problems like bad breath, itchy ears or smelly
against same-sex couples currently found                    coat? Would you like your animal to live longer
in the U.S. and Maryland tax and estate laws                and be happier?
makes estate planning crucial for these couples.                  Since transitioning from conventional to
We will explore how Wills, Power of Attorney,               holistic medicine, veterinarian Dr. Christina
Advance Directives, joint ownership and                     Chambreau has seen almost miraculous
beneficiary designations can be used to soften              improvement in the health of many animals.
this bias.                                                  The holistic perspective works as well for
                 Hacky Clark is a 30-year                   animals as for people and can be just as easy.
                 practitioner in the field of estate              Session One is an overview (required
                 and tax planning and a long-               attendance for subsequent weeks) and will
                 time member of a same-sex                  cover the paradigm shift from conventional
                 couple himself.                            to holistic thinking, explain why current
                                                            nutritional and immunization recommendations
GETTING THE LAST WORD: How To Write                         are harmful to health and explore the various
Your Own Obituary                                           alternatives that you can do yourself or that are
One Session                                   $35           available to improve and support the health of
Wednesday, October 7                                        your animals.
7:00 – 8:30 pm                                                    Session Two focuses on Nutrition. Do
Fred Rasmussen                                              you think that processed food are the most
                                                            nutritious for your family? Learn how to feed
This program is always very popular! Don’t be               your animals the same nutritious food you eat.
put off by the seriousness of the subject. Our              Session Three: The Vaccination Controversy.
instructor will entertain you with humorous                 Do animals need annual vaccinations? Do they
“tales from the crypt” gathered from 18 years of            need the five to eight different vaccinations?
obit reporting, while explaining what material              Do vaccines cause harm and shorten lifespans,
you need to gather and leave behind when                    and what are the alternatives to vaccinations?
you’re summoned aloft or below, for your own                Session Four: Homeopathy for Animals.

                                                                       PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Understand the power of homeopathy, learn                  since this conversation will address these issues
when it is appropriate to use and what other               from male and female perspectives. This will be
treatments could be used in acute problems,                an event not to be missed – you will laugh, bust
and learn the full potential of homeopathic                old patterns, revive your passion and open lines
treatment and where to find homeopathic                                     of communication.
veterinarians. Session Five: Learn how herbs,                                Dr. Steven Adashek brings 25
vitamins, Reiki, T-Touch, chiropractic,                                      years of clinical experience to his
acupuncture, massage and more can be useful                                  private practice in Lutherville,
in maintaining the health of your animals.                                   Maryland. The devoted husband
NOTE: You may attend just the overview                                       and father of two finds time to
session or the overview session and any of the             share his wealth of professional knowledge and
more detailed sessions.                                    passion to patients, colleagues, social causes, and
                     Christina Chambreau, DVM,                               numerous professional associa-
                     is an internationally known                             tions. RPCS alumna, Susan
                     homeopathic veterinarian                                Stern, 1985, is a certified life
                     who graduated from the                                  coach who assists clients with
                     University of Georgia in                                their personal and professional
                     1980. Her commitment is to                              visions. Susan’s practice, “Live
                     empower people to heal                Now” provides the framework for those honestly
                     themselves and their animals          seeking change or transformation in their lives.
in a way that heals the planet. Her practice,              Outside of her private practice, she speaks and
teaching all over the continent, Veterinary Advice         leads workshops for businesses and organizations. She
Line, Awakening the Dreamer Symposia, Forever              has a B.A. from Goucher College, and is a certi-
Green and The Hunger Project all help create a             fied Life Coach and an active member of ICF
healthy, peaceful world.                                   (International Coaches Federation). Amy Dibos,
                                                           LCSW-C and Kate Bagli, LCSW-C have been
MIDLIFE INTIMACY AND RELATIONSHIPS                         in private practice in Towson for eight years, spe-
Three Sessions      $50 individual/per session             cializing in adolescent and adult therapy. Their
                  $80 as a couple/per session              expertise includes anxiety, depression, life transi-
Thursdays, September 24, October 8, 22                     tion, women’s issues, peer and family.
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Steven Adashek, Susan Stern, Amy Dibos and                 MINGLE, MINGLE
Kate Bagli                                                 One Session                                    $45
                                                           Wednesday, October 14
Do you wish you had more intimacy? That                    7:00 – 9:00 pm
“touching of souls” that partners can experience.          International School of Protocol
Would you like your connection to be more
enriching and alive? Do you need help opening              First impressions really do last a lifetime! Learn
lines of communication?                                    how to make a successful entrance and initiate
      The ever popular and upgraded version of             a conversation. Focus will be on appropriate
the Intimacy workshop! This year we have                   topics for small talk and overcoming “mingle-
expanded to three sessions and added two                   phobia.” Learn how to create the most effective
additional facilitators to enhance your experience.        first impression through proper handshaking,
You will get Baltimore’s relationship experts              eye contact, introductions and appropriate
together for three evenings: Life Coach, Susan             non-verbal communication. Finally, master the art
Stern, and Gynecologist, Steven Adashek will be            of a graceful escape. This course is a must-have
joined by Amy Dibos and Kate Bagli, L-CSWs                 for anyone who attends business gatherings,
who work with couples in their private practice.           cocktail parties, parents' association meetings,
      We will discuss the emotional and physical           school socials or civic and community events.
needs for intimacy, the physiological changes in           The International School of Protocol is the
both sexes as we age and provide you with                  leader in providing training and consultation
new ideas and skills. We will give group                   services to those who want to enhance their
presentations, interactive exercises, small group          interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness in
discussions and follow up. A great opportunity             business and social relationships in today’s global
for consecutive “date-nights” with your partner            business markets.


RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES                                     TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR MONEY
Unraveling the Confusion                                   Finance and Investing for Women
One Session                                  $20           One Session                                $25
Wednesday, September 30                                    Tuesday, October 6
6:30 - 8:30 pm                                             7:00 – 8:30 pm
Elizabeth M. O’Connor                                      The instructors are generously donating their
Why all the talk about retirement communities?             fee for this program to RPCS.
What are Types A, B and C contracts? This                  Kathy Paal, CFP and Suzanne Thompson
class will help you navigate your way through              Do you want to start improving the quality of
the Continuing Care Retirement Communities,                your financial life right away? This program is
Life Care Retirement Communities and Fee for               a fun and educational seminar designed
Service Communities, services and amenities.               especially for women. Kathy and Suzanne will
Financial expectations, health criteria as well as         arm you with steps to help you in your pursuit
things to look for in your search will be included.        of financial security. During the seminar, you
This presentation is geared toward anyone                  will learn how to: put your money where
looking at a retirement community, and can                 your values are; figure out where you stand
also be a great guide for children of seniors who          financially; discover how to save money; and
are helping their parents select the best type of          build financial “baskets” for your retirement,
community for their needs.                                 your security and your dreams.
                 Elizabeth M. O’Connor                                          Kathy Paal, a certified financial
                 graduated from Iona College                                    planner at Heritage Financial
                 in 1980 with a B.A. in                                         Consultants, provides financial,
                 Gerontology. She is currently                                  business and estate planning to
                 pursuing her Masters at                                        individuals and related
                 UMBC and will receive a                                        institutions. She is on the faculty
Masters in Aging Services through The Erikson                                   of The Johns Hopkins University,
School of Aging.                                           Carey School of Business and is a financial columnist
                                                           for several publications. Kathy was named one of
                                                           Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily
                                                           Record in 1997, 2005 and 2007 and received
                                                           the Bravo Women Business Achievement Award
                                                                                from Smart CEO Magazine
                                                                                in 2008. Suzanne Thompson
                                                                                has been helping employers
                                                                                develop their group benefits
                                                                                programs since 1985. Working
                                                                                closely with financial planners
                                                                                to meet the needs of individuals
                                                           and corporations, Suzanne leads the Employee
                                                           Benefits Division of Heritage Financial Consultants
                                                           where she is a partner.


   Choose from an exciting array of options
     including Day Trips and Trips Abroad.
             Come and join the fun!

                                                   lot adjacent to the Church of the Redeemer,
TRAVEL - DAY TRIPS                                 5603 North Charles Street. Estimated return
                                                   arrival time is dependent upon traffic. No
                                                   cancellations after September 1.
Middle River
Wednesday, September 23                    $76
                                                   MUSEUM OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
                                                   Thursday, October 1                          $86
Escorted by Judy Comotto
                                                   8:00 am – 5:30 pm
The Chesapeake Bay is America’s largest            Escorted by Lois Zanow
estuary, nearly 200 miles long, and its
watershed covers an area of 65,000 utopian
square miles with more than 150 rivers and
streams barreling into it. The Middle River
area is rich in history and beauty, and what
better way to become familiar with the area
than with a cruise on its waterways. Middle

                                                   Glen Burnie Historic House

                                                   At a time of year when autumn begins to
                                                   present her finest colors, join us for a trip to
                                                   Winchester, Virginia to explore the historic
                                                   property of James Woods and the regional
                                                   history museum complex. Our day will begin
Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum                    with a docent tour of the galleries, which
                                                   features displays of rare objects including
River is home to the Glenn L. Martin Aviation
                                                   antiques, paintings and decorative objects that
Museum, as well as Martin State Airport,
                                                   were collected by the family. The house and
both named after a gentleman who was very
                                                   beautiful gardens can be explored and enjoyed
instrumental in developing the community.
                                                   at your leisure. There are six glorious acres of
Major revitalization occurred after tropical
                                                   gardens surrounding the house, including
storm Isabel tore through the area, and the
                                                   everything from intimate garden rooms to a
former shore homes that lined the water’s edge
                                                   magnificent Grand Allee. Enter another world
were replaced with large and elaborate
                                                   as you stroll across the expansive lawn and tour
waterfront dwellings. Mother Nature isn’t making
                                                   the pattern, rose, herb, statue, vegetable,
any more waterfront property, so this area has
                                                   Chinese and perennial gardens. There’s even a
become a magnet for those of us who find
                                                   garden with a tranquil pond filled with golden
serenity and joy on our remarkable waterways!
                                                   trout. You’ll enjoy the sculptures, the historic
     Our day begins with a tour of the Glenn
                                                   family cemetery and a garden pavilion with
L. Martin Aviation Museum where you will see
                                                   fountain courtyard. Our day includes Afternoon
11 large aircraft, including three that are
                                                   High Tea, in grand style. Freshly baked scones
Martin-built, and learn about the history of
                                                   with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry
the Martin Company in our state. We will
                                                   jam, assorted finger sandwiches, dessert delicacies
enjoy lunch (included in your day) at Carson’s
                                                   and a pot of tea, just for you. Save time to
Creekside Restaurant. We then board our
                                                   enjoy the delightful gift shop. After that, there
own water taxi for a one-hour guided tour of
                                                   will be time on your own to wander until our
the area by water. We suggest you bring your
                                                   departure at 3:00 p.m.
camera for photos of the magnificent water-
fowl, myriad bird and aquatic life which are       NOTE: Travel time is two hours. Our motorcoach
rich and plentiful in the eastern end of           will depart from Woodbrook Baptist Church,
Baltimore County.                                  25 Stevenson Lane. Estimated return arrival time
                                                   is dependent upon traffic. No cancellations
NOTE: Travel time is 45 minutes. Our schoolbus
                                                   after September 10.
will depart from the Melrose Avenue parking

                                                                                       DAY TRIPS

MADE IN THE SHADE: The Porches                      AMERICAN GIRL PLACE or
of Roland Park                                      Day On Your Own In New York City
Friday, October 9                          $86      Show and Lunch (per person)             $136
9:30 am – 4:00 pm                                   Day on your own (per person)             $76
Escorted by Kathy Hudson, 1967 and Louisa Wyskiel   Saturday, October 10
                                                    7:30 am – 8:00 pm
                                                    Escorted by Barbara P. Carr, 1966 and Christy
                                                    Beers Carey, 1989

Ahhh, the porches of Roland Park! The porch
was one of the most important ”rooms” of the
house for many families. On them adults
gathered for drinks and summer parties,
children sat and swung on the porch swing,
completing required summer reading. Porch
furnishings then were an eclectic mix of wicker,
wrought-iron or Adirondack styles, a few old        All about girls and dolls! Our private motorcoach
tables and occasionally a straw rug and a lamp.     will drop us near the famous American Girl
      Today, some Roland Park porches are           Place in the center of midtown Manhattan —
more elaborate. Matching furniture fills elegant    programmed especially for girls age six and up
niches that often feature ceiling fans, outdoor     (three girls can be accompanied by one adult)
heaters, sound systems and stylish architectural    our special day includes a tasty lunch at AGP
details. One thing hasn’t changed: porches          for you and your doll (included in your day,)
continue to be perfect spots to slow down,          time to shop at AGP and also time to explore
catch one’s breath, connect with family members,    other extraordinary sights of Manhattan. More
friends and neighbors and soak up the               than a store, American Girl Place is a magical
surrounding natural beauty.                         experience that will not soon be forgotten!
      Join us for a unique visit to some of the           Or, you may opt to enjoy a day on your
beautiful porches and outdoor living spaces         own, at your leisure—shop, dine, enjoy museums,
friends of Kaleidoscope have graciously allowed     see a show, walk around town and in Central
us to share! Many of these porches were             Park at one of the most beautiful times of the
featured last year in Style magazine. Lunch at a    year. See and enjoy all the New York sights and
local restaurant is included in your day.           attractions you can fit into one day! We will
NOTE: Travel time: 15 minutes. Our school bus       depart at 5:00 p.m., and we encourage you to
will depart from the Melrose Avenue parking         purchase your own dinner to enjoy on the
lot adjacent to the Church of the Redeemer,         trip home.
5603 North Charles Street. Estimated return         NOTE: Travel time is three hours. Our motor-
arrival time is dependent upon traffic. No          coach will depart from the Roland Park
cancellations after September 15.                   Country School parking lot. Estimated return
                                                    arrival time is dependent upon traffic. Little
                                                    girls must be six years of age or older to
                                                    participate. No cancellations after September 17.


ABACROMBIE Fine Food and Accommodations                  Wednesday, October 21                       $76
Tuesday, October 13, 2009                  $86           9:30 am – 3:00 pm
6:30 – 8:30 pm                                           Escorted by Judith Brigstocke Hundertmark, 1950
Escorted by Margo Bond Wittich, 1958                                                Visit the country’s
                                                                                    largest example of
                                                                                    Georgian architecture!
                                                                                    A recent $3.3 million
                                                                                    renovation restored
                                                                                    the drawing room
                                                                                    with the utmost
Our annual adventure to an exciting restaurant                                      degree of historical
in Baltimore – Abacrombie – with a specially                                        accuracy, so that if
designed menu, uniquely offered to friends of                                       Eliza Ridgely, mistress
Kaleidoscope. Abacrombie offers elegant fine                                        of the manse from
dining in the heart of the Mount Vernon                                             1829 to 1867, walked
Cultural District. Your evening begins with a                                       —swept—in, she would
reception at the bar, a glass of sparkling wine          feel right at home! A vast estate preserved from
and a selection of Chef ’s amuse. The owner,             the 1700s, most people know Hampton
Jerry Pellegrino and Executive Chef Jesse                Mansion as a sedate Georgian mansion,
Sandlin have selected the menu for your                  elegantly furnished and settled amid gardens
wonderful adventure based on ingredients                 and magnificent shade trees in Towson. Built as
available at local farmers’ markets. Abacrombie          a country seat just after the Revolutionary War
supports local farms and agriculture.                    by a prominent Maryland family, the house
Throughout the evening, you will have a taste            and its immediate surrounds are just a remnant
of various wines especially paired with selected         of the past. When it was finished in 1790,
presentations of each course. Come see for               Hampton was the largest private dwelling in
yourself this world-famous restaurant.                   the United States. It is the story of a seven
“One of the ‘in spots’ for dining in the nation.”        generation family business, early American
– Bon Appetit magazine.                                  industry and commerce and changing cultural
      The building which houses this special             tastes. It is also the story of economic and
location on Biddle Street was named after                moral changes that made this kind of estate life
Major Biddle, who built the property in 1891.            obsolete. Take a moment to stand at an upstairs
He was a member of a prominent Philadelphia              window and look out over the lawns, nearby
family and a major in the Union Army. In                 suburban houses and woodlands. In its heyday,
1978 the subterranean rooms became Society               Hampton covered this land and more. General
Hill, a restaurant and popular night spot, with          Ridgely’s property equaled half the area of
a charming interior and piano bar, and the               present-day Baltimore, land that made its
space above the restaurant became Society                owners rich through iron production, agriculture
Hill Inn.                                                and investments. Today, we are able to visit a
NOTE: Participants will meet at Abacrombie               wealth of artifacts and scenery that recreates a
Fine Food and Accommodations, 58 West                    world where a community of hundreds of
Biddle Street. This event is limited in                  individuals played out the comedies and
attendance, so we encourage you to register              dramas of their own lives against the backdrop
early. Alcohol is by signature. Parking is               of America’s development as a nation. Curator
either at meters on the street or in the parking         Gregory Weidman will give us a special tour of
garage on Preston and Cathedral. No cancel-              the drawing room and parlor, exclusively for
lations after September 20.                              friends of Kaleidoscope. After our house tour,
                                                         we will enjoy a late lunch at Christopher
                                                         Daniel Restaurant (included in your day.)
                                                         NOTE: Travel time is 30 minutes. Our schoolbus
                                                         will depart from the Melrose Avenue Parking
                                                         Lot adjacent to the Church of the Redeemer,
                                                         5603 North Charles Street. Estimated return
                                                         arrival time is dependent upon traffic. No
                                                         cancellations after September 29.

                                                                                                 DAY TRIPS

FONTHILL MUSEUMS                                            Thomas Jefferson’s Magnificent Home in
Wednesday, November 4                         $96           Virginia – FAMILY DAY TRIP
7:30 am – 6:30 pm                                           Saturday, November 7                     $96
Escorted by Christy Beers Carey, 1989                       7:30 am – 6:00 pm
                                                            Escorted by Courtney Jones McKeldin, 1958

Fonthill Museum

By 1897, handmade objects were being discarded
in favor of the machine-made goods of the
Industrial Revolution. Historian and “eccentric
archeologist,” Henry Chapman Mercer (1856 -
1930) was a major proponent of the Arts &
                                                            For the whole family! When Thomas Jefferson
Crafts Movement in America. He spent much of
                                                            left the presidency 200 years ago, no one needed
his life collecting and preserving almost 30,000
                                                            to build a library or memorial to commemorate
handmade items ranging from horse-drawn
                                                            him—Jefferson’s mountaintop estate near
vehicles to decorative tiles and prints. Our day
                                                            Charlottesville was his memorial. “I am as happy
begins with our arrival at the Fonthill Museum.
                                                            nowhere else and in no other society, and all my
Built in 1908-1912, this 44 room concrete
                                                            wishes end where I hope my days will end, at
castle was the home of Henry Mercer and was
                                                            Monticello” he wrote in 1787. The $43 million
built as a showplace for his collection of tiles and
                                                            Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith
prints. A guided tour of Fonthill's downstairs
                                                            Education Center, designed by Ayers/Saint/
rooms will give us ample opportunity to view
                                                            Gross of Baltimore was dedicated in April 2009
Mercer’s famed Moravian tiles produced during
                                                            and reflects an ambitious effort to help tell the
the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Next
                                                            story of Jefferson’s many roles. Visitors will get a
we will board our bus for a short ride to the
                                                            fresh perspective on this unique place and its
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works where hand-
                                                            complex, ever-fascinating owner. Monticello is a
made tiles are still produced in a manner similar
                                                            National Historic Landmark and the only house
to that developed by the pottery’s founder and
                                                            in the U.S. designated as a UNESCO World
builder, Henry Mercer. A self guided tour ends
                                                            Heritage Site. Besides the house, which dates
at the Tile Shop where handmade reissues of
                                                            to about 1770, the 5,000 acres include an
tiles and mosaics are available for purchase. We’ll
                                                            ornamental landscape, farm and plantation. The
then head to the Mercer Museum, a six story
                                                            Visitor Center represents the most sweeping
concrete castle built by Mercer to house his
                                                            change to Monticello since Jefferson walked the
extensive collection of objects from the pre-
                                                            grounds. Start by viewing the film, the exhibits
industrial age. While we enjoy a gourmet box
                                                            and then take the shuttle to the house.
lunch (included in your day) in the Museum’s
                                                                   There is a separate exploring area for
Elkins Gallery, a museum expert will share the
                                                            younger visitors called the Griffin Discovery
history of the galleries 19th and 20th century
                                                            Room, which offers a chance to touch
painting collection. We will take a self guided
                                                            reproductions of artifacts from the house and
tour of the Mercer Museum’s 55 exhibit rooms
                                                            plantation, including Jefferson’s alcove bed and
and alcoves displaying the tools or products of
                                                            18th century clothes. Save time for the gift shop!
early American crafts and trades. There will be
                                                            We will stop for lunch buffet at the historic
time to explore the Mercer Museum gift shop.
                                                            Michie Tavern (included in your day.)
NOTE: Travel time is three hours. Our motor-                       This day trip will complement material
coach will depart from the Melrose Avenue                   covered in the one-evening program as
Parking Lot adjacent to the Church of the                   described on page 8, although the program is
Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street.                        not a prerequisite.
Estimated return arrival time is dependent
upon traffic. No cancellations after October 12.

NOTE: Travel time is three and a half hours.                HISTORIC MARYLAND SYNAGOGUES
Our motorcoach will depart from the Roland                  Thursday, November 19                        $56
Park Country School. Estimated return                       9:30 am – 3:00 pm
arrival time is dependent upon traffic. No                  Escorted by Louisa Wyskiel
cancellations after October 15.

Saturday, November 14                Adults: $56
                            Children 5 to 14: $30
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Escorted by Judith Brigstocke Hundertmark, 1950
                      A very special day for the
                      entire family, at the recently
                      opened Sant Ocean Hall at
                      the Smithsonian Museum                The Lloyd Street Synagogue
                      of Natural History in D.C.
                      The oceans, which cover               Visit the Jewish Museum of Maryland to
                      71% of the planet’s surface,          uncover the roots of Jewish history in its
yet is still largely unknown and explored                   landmark historic sites, The Lloyd Street
presents opportunities which dazzle the                     Synagogue, build in 1945, now the nation’s
imagination! This is the Earth’s final frontier—            third oldest synagogue, and B’nai Israel, built
“dive in” and discover that the ocean is a global           in 1876 and still home to a congregation.
system essential to all life, including yours. You          Explore America's leading museum of regional
will explore a world of unearthly beauty as you             Jewish history, culture and community as you
journey from coastline to open ocean, from                  uncover Maryland’s rich Jewish heritage. Our
shimmering surface to pitch-black ocean bottom.             group will be led by our own tour guide who
Learn how the ocean touches our lives in so                 can answer questions and share information
many ways, from controlling our climate and                 about early Baltimore Jewish history and those
weather to providing us with valuable food to               who helped Baltimore become a major industrial
inspiring awe at nature’s beauty. We will enjoy a           and business center.
memorable 3D movie where fish swim right                          We will then venture to Della Notte in Little
at you!                                                     Italy (included in your day) for a pleasant lunch.
      After lunch (on your own,) you may                    NOTE: Travel time is 20 minutes. Our school-
decide to use the rest of the day on your own to            bus will depart from the Melrose Avenue
explore the other exhibits at the Museum of                 Parking Lot adjacent to the Church of the
Natural History, or other museums in the vast               Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street. Estimated
Smithsonian Museums. The Museum of Natural                  return arrival time is dependent upon traffic.
History is the world’s pre-eminent museum and               No cancellations after September 25.
research complex dedicated to inspiring curiosity,
discovery and learning about the natural world.
NOTE: Travel time is 60 minutes. Our motor-
coach will depart from the Roland Park
Country School. Estimated return arrival time
is dependent upon traffic. No cancellations
after October 20.

                                                                                                DAY TRIPS

Friday, December 4                           $96           RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
8:30 am – 5:30 pm                                          Saturday, December 5                        $259
Escorted by Christy Beers Carey, 1989                      (Good Orchestra Seats)
                                                           11:30 am – 1:00 pm show
                                                           6:30 am Departure

Silver Bells

A special trip for a very special time of the year.
The tour features five spectacular Georgetown              ’Tis the season to be in New York to enjoy the
homes, wonderful holiday gift boutiques and                Radio City Rockettes with their high kicks and
holiday luncheon at St. Albans School located              precision choreography in multiple show
on the grounds of the National Cathedral in                stopping numbers including the legendary
Washington, D.C. Georgetown’s rich history is              Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Everyone will
well known, with the village predating the                 delight as Santa flies high above the crowd,
founding of the city of Washington, and                    childhood dreams come true in the Nutcracker,
containing a rich diversity of architectural               and Christmas comes to life with the awe-
styles, many from the late 1700s and early                 inspiring Living Nativity.
1800s. Each house has distinctive architectural
elements and the stunning interiors vary as                HAIR – THE MUSICAL ON BROADWAY
well. Leading floral designers will transform              Saturdays, October 17 and November 14       $229
each home with unique Christmas and seasonal               (Theater recommends 12 and older.)
decorations, and students from both St. Albans             7:00 am Departure
and National Cathedral Schools will provide
musical accompaniment and Christmas carols.                                       Welcome to the curly,
Complimentary shuttle buses to and from St.                                       shaggy, gleaming, streaming
Albans School for the house tours. You may                                        wonderful world of HAIR!
also choose to stroll through Georgetown to                                       Opening on Broadway to
visit each home.                                                                  rave reviews, it’s as big a
                                                                                  happening as it was 40 years
NOTE: Travel time is 60 minutes. Our motor-                                       ago (can it really be that
coach will depart from the Melrose Avenue                                         long?) HAIR depicts the
parking lot, 5603 N. Charles Street. Estimated             birth of a cultural movement in the 60s and 70s
return arrival time is dependent upon traffic.             that changed America forever. It’s a celebration
No cancellations after November 14.                        of life, a love letter to freedom, and a passionate
                                                           cry for hope and change. Last summer in
                                                           Central Park, the sensational cast invited
                                                           thousands onstage to join the party. Now it’s
                                                           your turn!
                                                           NOTE: See page 26 for travel details.


  NOTE: All day trips with Diversions to
  Broadway depart at the time indicated
  from the rear parking lot of 7310 Park
  Heights Avenue, Diversions guides
  serve a selection of fruit juices and
  yogurt, marvelous muffins, bagels with
  assorted cheeses, chocolate-dipped apricots,
  coffee, tea and more on our way to a very
  special day in New York City. Magazines
                                                          BILLY ELLIOTT - THE MUSICAL on Broadway
  are provided for your reading pleasure.
                                                                           October 31
  En route we hear background information
                                                            Wonderful front mezzanine tickets are
  on theater, art, cultural events and
                                                         available $279. Call for additional information.
  restaurants in Manhattan. And, of
  course, there’s bingo or a lottery with
  great prizes. About 10:30 a.m. our coach              DEEP IN THE HEART OF HARLEM
  stops first at Saks Fifth Avenue, next at             Saturday, November 14                   $299
  57th and Madison and then the                         Depart at 6:15 am and return at 8:30 pm
  Metropolitan Museum of Art. You are
  free to enjoy the sights and sounds of                The buildings in Harlem are brick and stone
  this vibrant city, until its time for the             And the streets are long and wide,
  matinee. At approximately 5:00 p.m. our               But Harlem’s much more than these alone
  coach picks you up at a designated pick               Harlem is what’s inside.
  up point, and we head for home. En                                                 – Langston Hughes
  route, we serve an open bar, wine, sodas
  and the best snacks, followed by a tasty
  supper prepared by Carnegie Deli.

JERSEY BOYS at the National Theatre in D.C.
Sunday, November 1
Orchestra seats                           $185
6:00 pm Departure
                        This 2006 Tony Award
                        winner for Best Musical         Come on down and discover Harlem and its
                        takes you up the charts         fascinating story. On a two and a half hour
                        across the country and          tour our expert guide will take you through a
                        behind the music of             rich and diverse Harlem, from the grand
                        Frankie Valli and The           townhouses of Striver’s Row to the cobblestone
                        Four Seasons. Whether           streets of Sylvan Terrace. He will highlight
                        you’ve seen it once or a        famous private residences and landmarks,
                        dozen times you’ll be           invite us to taste the fabulous food and regale
                        mesmerized by the               us with captivating stories that make Harlem
electrifying performances of the golden greats!         so rich in history, tradition and culture.
We depart at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy cold drinks and a          Shhh…If you listen carefully you might still
delicious catered dinner en route while viewing         hear the strains of Duke Ellington or Billie
a captivating Behind the Scenes video of the            Holliday’s music as you stroll the streets of
Jersey Boys.                                            Sugar Hill. Maybe catch a glimpse of current
                                                        residents such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Maya
                                                        Angelou or the many actors and actresses who
                                                        now call Harlem home.
                                                              We’ll enjoy lunch on this fabulous day at
                                                        Spoonbread, Too a soul-food favorite with
                                                        everyone from uptown church ladies to savvy
                                                        New Yorkers.

                                                      COMING ATTRACTIONS/TRAVEL ABROAD

     Then it’s on to the Harlem landmark
“where stars are born and legends are made,”
                                                          TRAVEL ABROAD
the Apollo Theater to see a brand new,
                                                          BERMUDA CRUISE FROM BALTIMORE
sensational stage production of Dreamgirls.
                                                          Six Days, Five Nights
Full of onstage joy and backstage drama,
                                                          Saturday, October 17 – Thursday, October 22, 2009
Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches story of a
                                                          Escorted by Steve and Kim Shramko
1960s Motown girl group, and the triumphs
and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.
     Day includes full Diversions breakfast,
Harlem tour, lunch at Spoonbread, Too,
Happy Hour and Carnegie Deli dinner and
Dreamgirls at the Apollo.

Thursday, March 4, 2010                     $86
                                                          Horseshoe Bay
Passport to the World – a celebration of flowers
and plants from around the world! India,                  Offered via Royal Caribbean Cruise Line on
Holland, South Africa, Brazil, Singapore,                 the Grandeur of the Seas. Bermuda is known
New Zealand!                                              for its colorful houses, pink sand beaches and
                                                          wonderful weather. The extraordinarily pleasant
NOTE: A $25 deposit will hold your place.
                                                          climate is warmed by the Gulf stream and the
Balance due by February 1, 2010.
                                                          sun’s rays, but is free of the relentless heat of the
                                                          Caribbean. In October, the temperatures range
                                                          from about 75 to 85 degrees. Take advantage of
at Philadelphia Museum of Art
                                                          the international shopping, play a round of
Thursday, March 11, 2010                    $86
                                                          golf on one of the world-class courses or just
Internationally recognized as one of the most             enjoy the natural beauty of the island. Some
innovative and influential artists of the 20th            shore excursions include Caves, Aquarium and
century, Pablo Picasso was at his most                    Attractions Bus Tour, Wild West Clear Kayak
ferociously inventive between 1905 and 1945.              Adventure, deep fishing charters, island fun
                            Picasso and the School        cruise to the private Hawkins Island, two-stop
                            of Paris surveys his          snorkel adventures, Marquis Horse drawn
                            work during these             Carriage Rides, Scenic South Shore highlights
                            crucial decades, when         by taxi – and more. If you are looking for a
                            he transformed the            quick getaway at sea, this is the perfect choice.
                            history of art through        A 4:00 p.m. departure on Saturday, cruising on
                            his innate virtuosity         Sunday with a 10:00 a.m. Monday morning
                            and creativity. The           arrival in King’s Wharf Bermuda All day
exhibition follows the trajectory of Picasso’s            Monday and Tuesday morning at your leisure
career from his early experiments with abstraction        on the Island. Depart Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. for
to his pioneering role in the development of              a beautiful cruise back home, to arrive at 7:00
Cubism. The exhibition will also explore the              a.m. on Thursday.
role that the city of Paris played in the history
                                                          Cruise Rates (without tax) as follows:
of modern art.
                                                          Category D1 Superior Ocean View
NOTE: A $25 deposit will hold your place.                 with Veranda – Deck 7                  $1,054
Balance due by February 1, 2010.
                                                          Category F Ocean View – Deck 4               $784
                                                          Category H Ocean View – Deck 3               $724


Included: Accommodations in the cabin level of
your choice, all meals, nightly entertainment, on
board activities. CruiseCare travel insurance is
strongly recommended. A valid passport is required.
Trip is being coordinated by Roeder Travel.
Not included: Activities on the island.

NOTE: A $200 deposit per person will hold
your place. Port charges, government taxes
and fees are an extra charge of $215 per
person. Balance due by September 1, 2009.
Rates are subject to change based on RCCL
and fuel surcharge rates. Cancellation schedule
is available on request.

Depart Baltimore September 10, 2010
Escorted by Courtney Jones McKeldin, 1958

                                                           Sagrada Familia (Church of the Sacred Family),
                                                           Barcelona, Spain

                                                           birthplace of the Renaissance, highlighted with
                                                           impressive piazzas and an incomparable 15th
                                                           century skyline, sure to charm you and provide
                                                           an unforgettable experience. Our next port of
Brilliance of the Sea
                                                           call is Civitavecchia, gateway to the magnificence
Join us for a captivating and memorable 12-                of the ancient city of Rome. Home to historical,
night Mediterranean Legacies Cruise on board               architectural and spiritual sites and once the
the Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas!              center of the ancient world from which emperors
We will fly non-stop to Barcelona, arriving the            ruled over nearly all of western civilization for
morning of the 11th and stay for a night at the            hundreds of years. Gaze upon the very ceilings
charming Hotel Pulitzer. We have an
exciting afternoon planned with a tour of the
city. We may visit the Piscasso Museum, the
500 year old Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, the
Magic Fountain, the Palan de la Musica, the
Church of the Sacred Family, Guell Park and
Las Ramblas, the city’s most famous pedestrian
avenue filled with outdoor markets, shops and
cafes. The next morning, you will have free
time in the city before boarding our ship,
which sails at 6:00 p.m. on September 12. Our
first stop is Cannes (Monte Carlo), France –
                                                           Florence, Italy
the French Riviera! Once a small fishing town
owned by monks, Cannes is a region rich in
history, culture and beauty. Monte Carlo is                Michelangelo painted at the Sistine Chapel, or
located in the Principality of Monaco, north of            visit a monument to both size and faith, St.
Nice on the Mediterranean Sea, offering a                  Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world.
magnificent casino. On to Livorno (Florence/               Our next port of call is Naples/Capri, Italy, a
Pisa) Italy, in the Tuscan region, ideally                 spectacular city that attracts artists from around
located for exploring some of the most historic            the world. From this key spot, you can embark
cities in Italy. Florence is most noted as the             on a trip to the ruins of Pompeii or shop the

                                                                                      TRAVEL ABROAD

many boutiques of Sorrento. You may work up               NOTE: We expect this cruise will sell out quickly.
an appetite for one of Naples’ greatest cuisines          A $200 deposit will hold your place,
– pizza – invented to honor the Queen of Italy            refundable through September 30, 2009.
in 1889. Our next adventure takes us to                   Additional $700 due by October 1, 2009.
Venice, Italy (for two days, from September               Balance due by June 1, 2010. Rates do not
18 at 1:30 p.m. to September 19 at 2:00 p.m.)             include airfare. Travel insurance is strongly
which is composed of 117 islands in the                   recommended
Venetian Lagoon and held together by a series
of canals. Venice is like no other city in the            Additional Charges not included current price
world. Established more than 1,000 years                  shown above:
ago by seafarers and Roman refugees, this                 Any fuel surcharges added by the cruise line.
magnificent city continues to be the heart of
                                                          Travel coordination by Lee Mark Salawitch,
                                                          World Travel Service, Inc., 410-415-0330, ext.
                                                          101. A non-stop flight is available to Barcelona
                                                          from Philadelphia.

Dubrovnick, Croatia

Italian culture as well as a mecca for hopeless
romantics. We then visit Dubrovnik, Croatia
which is situated at the edge of the Adriatic Sea
and is rich in natural beauty, with bays, beaches,
steep cliffs and dense woodland areas. On then
to Corfu, Greece, known as the “emerald
island” because of its lush greenery and
breathtaking beauty. Corfu is one of the
hidden treasures of the Mediterranean and
offers an intense culture and unparalleled
coastline which has provided endless inspiration
for many artists and literary figures. We then
have two glorious days at sea while heading
back to Barcelona, where we disembark and
head to the airport for our flight home on
September 24.
      One of the conveniences of a multi-day
tour of Europe is that your stateroom moves with
you! No packing, no buses to multiple hotels!
Cruise costs, with tax included, are as follows:
Interior Stateroom
$1,965 per person double occupancy*
Outside Stateroom
$2,285 per person double occupancy*
Balcony Stateroom
$2,965 per person double occupancy*
*Barcelona land costs are $345 per couple for
the hotel in Barcelona and the half day tour of
the city.


                                                    develops an active understanding of how the
LANGUAGE ADVENTURES                                 language functions through basic structural
                                                    building blocks: statements, questions, present
                                                    tense verbs, narrations in the past, and discussing
Six Sessions                              $170
                                                    preferences, sequences, directions, relationships
Thursdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 22, 29
                                                    and possessions. The course will continue to
November 5
                                                    explore aspects of Arab world cultures responding
6:30 – 8:30 pm
                                                    to the interests of the participants and making
Michael Scott
                                                    use of locally available media, community
Atakallamul – arabiyyah…shawayya! This              resources and the internet.
program will enable you to recognize and
                                                    NOTE: Text not required, but preferred. Al-
produce the shapes and sounds of Arabic letters
                                                    Kitaab fii Ta3allum al-3Arabiyya with DVDs:
and words and use simple conversational
                                                    A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Georgetown,
phrases useful for basic communication at the
                                                    2004 2nd Edition ISBN 1-8901-104x. We do
novice level in any Arabic-speaking context.
                                                    not recommend purchasing a used copy.
You will acquire reading and writing skills as a
foundation for the longer term task of building                          Michael Scott teaches Arabic
up an active vocabulary. You will learn the                              in the Upper School at
rudiments of the somewhat formal Arabic used                             Roland Park Country School.
by literate/educated persons throughout the
Arab world, what is known generally as
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), but you will
also gain insight into some of the variants of
the more informal spoken Arabic that Arabs          BEGINNING CHINESE
everywhere use in daily communication. By the       Nine Sessions                            $200
end of the program, you will be able to use         Thursdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 22, 29,
culturally appropriate social greetings and         November 5, 12, 19, December 3
expressions and make simple statements about        6:00 – 7:30 pm
yourself and your family, work and study,           Eileen Lin
leisure time activities and interests– statements
that will be welcomed with appreciative             This is a wonderful opportunity for you to
delights by Arabic speakers “from the Ocean to      learn this unique language, including PINYIN,
the Gulf.”                                          and some of the simple Chinese character
                                                    writing and grammar as well as discussion of
NOTE: Required text – Alif Baa´with DVDs            the culture and country. During the nine
Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds,          sessions you will learn greetings, numbers, daily
Second Edition, by Brustad, al-Batal, and           activities, shopping and travel vernacular and
al-Tonsi, Georgetown University Press,              other topics. You will enjoy this interesting
Washington, DC, 2004. We do not recommend           course which will prepare you for future travel
purchasing a used copy of this book.                plans to China and to help you communicate
See Instructor bio next column.                     with international friends.
                                                    NOTE: Information on required text will be
BEGINNING ARABIC: CONTINUATION COURSE               provided at registration.
Six Sessions                             $170
Wednesdays, September 23, 30, October 7, 14,                             Eileen Lin has been with
21, 28                                                                   RPCS for 11 years. She
6:30 – 8:30 pm                                                           teaches Upper School Chinese
Michael Scott                                                            and Chinese for Little Ones
                                                                         in the RPCS Afterschool
ilal-amam,bil-3arabiyah! (translation: Going                             Program.
forward!) This course commences where
Beginning Arabic left off, namely with the
mastery of the alphabet as written and
pronounced in standard Arabic, and familiarity
with basic polite greetings and introductions in
spoken Arabic. It polishes pronunciation and


BEGINNING ITALIAN                                           you’ve been wanting to get on your computer,
Six Sessions                              $170              but have been too embarrassed to admit how
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11           “far behind” you are, then this is the class for
6:30 – 8:30 pm                                              you! Each class will also be followed by an open
Raffaella d’Ecclesia                                        Q&A session for participants, to ask those
                                                            burning questions, like “what is Facebook” and
                                                            “how do I open this picture of my grandson
                                                            that my daughter emailed me?”
                                                            See Instructor bio on page 32.

                                                            COMPUTERS FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER II
                                                            Two Two-Session Programs for you
                                                            to choose from:                            $50
By learning the Italian language, you will learn            Program 1: Monday, October 19 and
the culture, you will learn about the food and              Wednesday, October 21
you will listen to the beautiful music. How                 Program 2: Tuesday, October 27 and
many times have you been fascinated by all                  Thursday, October 29
these beautiful things about Italy? How often               6:00 – 8:00 pm
have you thought to travel to Italy and become              Laura Webber
immersed in the real Italian culture? You will              In this course, we will continue our study of
also learn how to have conversations, get familiar          how to operate a computer. You will learn how
with grammar and vocabulary and be able to                  to navigate and manage files on your hard
interact with native speakers. Arrivederci a presto!        drive, how to install and uninstall a piece of
Raffaella d’Ecclesia is a French teacher at                 software and how to connect devices to our
Calvert Hall College. She also teaches Italian at           computers, such as printers, scanners, music
the Italian consulate in Baltimore. Raffaella is            players and cameras. We will also review saving
originally from Rome, where she received her A.A.           and file backup practices, including a discussion
in modern languages at Rome University. She                 of the various types of storage media available.
received her B.A. in liberal arts from Towson               Further exploration of the Internet will be
University with a major in French.                          encouraged and you will gain an understanding
                                                            of Internet safety. This is the class that no
                                                            beginner should skip, because file management
TECHNOLOGY                                                  and online safety are crucially important to
                                                            your growth and happiness as a computer user.
COMPUTERS FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER I                       Each class will be followed by an open Q&A
Two Two-Session Programs for you                            session for you to ask those burning questions:
 to choose from:                              $50           “should I install this virus protection program I
Program 1: Monday, October 5 and                            was just emailed about?” The answer is NO!
Wednesday, October 7                                        See Instructor bio on page 32.
Program 2: Tuesday, October 13 and
Thursday, October 15                                        DIGITAL MUSIC BASICS
6:00 – 8:00 pm                                              Two Sessions                               $50
Laura Webber                                                Monday, November 2 and
In this course, we will review the very basics of           Wednesday, November 4
operating a computer. You will review the parts             6:00 – 8:00 pm
of the computer with particular emphasis on                 Laura Webber
the essentials of computer use: the mouse, the              Did you grow up during the time of the 8-
keyboard, the screen, and the CPU (the                      track? The vinyl album? Or even the Victrola?
computer itself.) We will learn the difference              Are you amazed that your kids and grandkids
between hardware and software and how to use                are downloading thousands of songs onto tiny
the most common version of both, such as                    little electronic pods or sticks that have head-
Microsoft Office applications and printing. We              phones? This class will cover the basics of
will also review how to get on the Internet,                enjoying and managing digital music. We will
navigate the Web with a browser such as                     review what an iPod is (and other digital music
Internet Explorer, and how to send email. If                players) how and where to get songs, music file


formats and digital rights, burning your songs           yourself and/or what to look for when hiring
to a CD, and how to make digital music and               someone else to do the job. Buzzwords like
player purchases based on what you need. The             “search engine optimization” and design terms
instructor taught this class to her mother, a 62-        like HTML, CSS, flash, and javascript will be
year old woman who now happily enjoys her                discussed. This is the perfect program to attend
entire Bee Gees collection strapped to her arm           if you have very little knowledge of web
while speedwalking around tiny East Aurora,              technologies, but know you’d like to learn
New York.                                                enough to make wise decisions for yourself
See Instructor bio next column.                          and/or your business.
                                                         See Instructor bio below.
Two Sessions                             $50             HOW TO BUY A COMPUTER
Tuesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 12           One Session                               $25
6:00 – 8:00 pm                                           Tuesday, November 17
Laura Webber                                             6:00 – 8:00 pm
Most of us grew up with film. We dropped our             Laura Webber
rolls of film off to be developed and picked             Just in time for the holidays…a completely
them up a few days later. One-hour-photo                 unbiased seminar on what to look for in a
shops made that process faster. Now, digital             computer, where you can get the best deals and
photography has revolutionized image making,             good places to find user reviews of various
storing and transmission even further. This              models. If you’re tired of the store sales rep
course will cover the basics of taking, editing,         talking you into something you don’t need just
storing and sending digital images to your               to get a commission, but want to know more
friends and family. We will review the types of          about what’s out there and what you can
digital cameras, file formats, image editors as          and should spend your money on, this is the
well as taking the shot, getting it from your            program for you.
camera to the computer and sharing it with               See Instructor bio below.
others. We will also discuss how to scan your
old film photographs in order to convert                 GET EVERYTHING DONE WITHOUT SPENDING
them to digital files so you can preserve your           A DIME: A Guide to Free Tools on the Internet
memories forever. The instructor taught this             One Session                               $25
course to her mother, a 62-year old woman                Wednesday, November 18
who now happily spends her evenings digitizing           6:00 – 8:00 pm
photographs of her 1961 Jefferson Junior High            Laura Webber
School formal and posting them on Facebook.
                                                         Did you know you don’t need to buy expensive
See Instructor bio next column.                          office suites and graphics software packages to
                                                         get quality work done on your computer? This
TO WEB OR NOT TO WEB…That is the Question                seminar will introduce you to FREE software
One Session                                $25           tools on the Internet that you can use for word
Monday, November 16                                      processing, spreadsheets, presentations, image
6:00 – 8:00 pm                                           and video editing…even 3D architectural
Laura Webber                                             sketching! Before you spend any money
Do you need a website? If you’re starting a              on that next software package, attend this
business now or in the future – even a solo,             program first!
home based business – the answer is a definitive                            Laura Webber is the Upper
yes. But how do you get started with getting a                              School technology coordinator
website for yourself or your small company?                                 and computer science teacher
You may be asking yourself, Can I do this                                   at RPCS. She is also the site
myself? Or should I hire a designer? In this                                director for iD Tech’s summer
one-evening program, we will review what a                                  camp at Towson University
website is, why you should have one, and how             and the owner of Chickenbottom Productions,
to decide what kind of website is right for you.         a small web development and training firm
A blog? A content-management system? A                   dedicated to helping the “little guy.”
site with a shopping cart? We will also discuss
inexpensive ways you can get the job done


Five Sessions with Field Trip             $265                 Four Sessions with Field Trip
Tuesdays, October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10                   Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23              $225
6:30 – 8:30 pm                                                 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Field practice: Saturday, October 17                           Field practice: Saturday, November 14
10:00 am – 12:30 pm                                            10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Baltimore Conservatory and Botanic Gardens                     Baltimore Conservatory and Botanic Gardens
Irene Hinke-Sacilotto                                          Irene Hinke-Sacilotto
If you own a digital camera but wish to edit                   Whether you already own a digital camera or
your images so you can email them to friends,                  are planning to purchase one, this class is
post photos on the internet or generate prints                 designed to help you understand how digital
for display, then this class is for you. In the digital        cameras operate, how they differ from their
darkroom you will learn how to manipulate                      traditional film counterparts and how to
and optimize digital images using Adobe                        optimize their use. Terms such as resolution,
Photoshop Elements software. Instruction                       pixels, compression, CCD, white-balance,
covers uploading photos to the computer and                    ISO, histograms and meta data will be
cataloging, tagging and ranking images for                     discussed. You will gain an appreciation for
easy retrieval. Once images are loaded to the                  various storage media, file formats, power
organizer, you will learn how to sharpen them,                 sources, monitors, auto-focus features and
adjust exposure, resize files, remove                          menu options. New innovations such as image
distractions, add special effects, enhance colors,             stabilization, electronic viewfinders and touch
alter contrast, add text, and more. Also                       screen menus will also be considered. To help
discussed will be the application of selections,               images better match expectations, the class will
adjustment layers and masks for additional                     review basic photographic principles, such as
control of the final image. This class includes                metering, aperture and shutter-speed settings,
an opportunity to practice camera skills at one                depth of field, focal length and filter selection,
of Baltimore's finest botanical sites, Baltimore               lighting and composition. The class will
Conservatory and Botanic Gardens. Located                      conclude with a discussion of the basic principles
within Druid Hill Park, this grand Victorian-                  for sizing images for web use, e-mail transmissions
era glass building is a horticultural showcase                 and printing, with a brief overview of image
which will provide a perfect setting where you                 processing. Our field experience will be at the
can ask questions about your individual cameras                magnificent Baltimore Conservatory and
and interact one-on-one with the instructor.                   Botanic Gardens.
NOTE: Bring to class your digital camera,                      NOTE: Bring to class camera manual, digital
manual, fresh batteries and memory card                        camera, freshly charged batteries, storage media
(compact flash, SD, XD or storage media                        (memory card) and card reader with UBS
compatible with your camera.) A card reader                    connector. Cost of entry to field trip is paid
with USB connector is imperative to transfer                   by the student on the day of the field trip.
your images to the school computer. A                                              Photo tips are based on Irene
flash/thumb drive is recommended for back-                                         Hinke-Sacilotto’s more than
ing up images edited in class and copying                                          25 years of personal experience
them to your home computer. Students                                               in the field, photographing in
should be familiar with rudimentary PC and                                         locations that vary from the
digital camera operation. Cost of entry to                                         sultry Louisiana bayous to the
field trip is paid by the student on the day of                frozen Arctic tundra. Since 1979 she has shared
the field trip.                                                her experiences with fellow photographers through
See Instructor bio next column.                                workshops for zoos, nature centers, universities
                                                               and organizations such as National Wildlife
                                                               Federation. She has taught more than 200
                                                               programs in over 80 locations and writes “how
                                                               to” articles for Outdoor Photographer and other
                                                               national magazines. Her work has appeared in
                                                               calendars, books, posters and magazines, and her
                                                               first book on the Chincoteague National
                                                               Wildlife Refuge was released in 2005.


CULINARY ARTS                                             CLASSIC FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS
                                                          Lobster and Semillon
HOW TO BOIL WATER                                         One Session                                   $95
Two Sessions                               $125           Thursday October 22
Sundays, October 4 and 11                                 7:00 – 9:30 pm
1:30 – 4:30 pm                                            Jerry Pellegrino
Jerry Pellegrino                                          It’s funny how lobster has become one of the
Getting started in the kitchen can be an                  most coveted foods from the sea. At one point
ominous task for the inexperienced cook. Chef             it was so plentiful that it inherited the name “rat
Jerry Pellegrino of Corks Restaurant will put all         of the ocean.” No matter what name you give it,
of your fears to rest by discussing what tools are        lobster is still delicious. Join Chef Pellegrino for
essential to the beginning cook and what the              an evening focused around this wonderful
basic techniques are for making sauces,                   delicacy paired with the rich and exotic wines
planning a menu and executing your first big              made from the Semillon grape. The class will
dinner party. The course is designed for both             work in the kitchen on two dishes, a cold lobster
the novice and the experienced cook who is                salad with lemon vinaigrette and blood orange
looking to sharpen his/her skills in                      buerre blanc and a savory lobster bread pudding
the kitchen.                                              while sipping on Bordeaux Blanc. We’ll then
      The class will begin with a review of the           spend some time tasting six different Semillons
basic equipment required to get started in the            from around the world while we sample
kitchen. Chef Pellegrino will illuminate you              our creations. Recipes and tasting notes will
about the essential pots and pans and the                 be provided.
required kitchen gadgets you’ll need to prepare           NOTE: Program will be hosted at Corks
meals on a regular basis. You’ll discuss what             Restaurant, 1026 South Charles Street in the
knives you should have and how to sharpen                 second floor teaching kitchen (not on the
and care for them. A brief history of sauces              RPCS campus.)
and how they are classified will be presented
                                                          See Instructor bio below.
before adjourning to the kitchen.
      In the kitchen, Chef Pellegrino will
                                                          THE ART OF MAKING PASTA
demonstrate how to prepare six sauces that will
                                                          One Session                                   $55
elevate your cooking to a new level. You will
                                                          Sunday, November 8
learn how to prepare chicken and veal stocks
                                                          1:30 – 4:30 pm
along with Béchamel, Beurre Blanc, Aioli, a
                                                          Jerry Pellegrino
classic Vinaigrette, Demi-glace and Créme
Anglaise. Recipes will be provided.                       Pasta, one of the most satisfying foods in the
      The second session will be devoted to               world, is rarely made at home fresh anymore.
preparing a three course meal using all of the            We typically buy the dried version in the store,
skills learned in the first session. The common           which is a good substitute, but certainly
cooking techniques of braising, roasting,                 different from its fresh counterpart. Join Chef
poaching, and sauté will be discussed. Then               Pellegrino for a hands on evening of making his
in the kitchen, the class will participate in             favorite food. The class will make a variety of
preparing an appetizer of pan-fried halibut               fresh pastas including spaghetti, herb scented
with silver queen corn salsa and citrus beurre            fettuccini, wild mushroom pappardelle and goat
blanc, an entrée of oven roasted medallions off           cheese ravioli. We’ll also make some of the
beef with truffled yukon gold potatoes and                classic sauces to accompany the fresh pasta and
wild mushroom demi-glace and a dessert of                 sip on a little Italian wine throughout the
poached bosc pear with créme anglaise. Of                 process. Recipes will be provided.
course Chef Pellegrino will discuss pairing               NOTE: Program will be hosted at Corks
wines with each of these courses and provide              Restaurant, 1026 South Charles Street in the
the class with a taste of each of their creations         second floor teaching kitchen (not on the
and the recipes.                                          RPCS campus.)
NOTE: Program will be hosted at Corks                     Executive Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Corks restaurant
Restaurant, 1026 South Charles Street in the              is fascinated by food and wine, and the way they
second floor teaching kitchen (not on the                 work in harmony on the palate. His understanding
RPCS campus.)                                             of the two goes all the way to the molecular
See Instructor bio next column.                           level, drawing on his advanced education in
                                                                                    CULINARY ARTS

                          molecular biology. His           ELEGANT TARTS
                          cuisine is simple and            One Session                                 $60
                          surprising,       pairing        Materials Fee: $20
                          unexpected ingredients           Saturday, September 26
                          together to work with            1:00 – 4:30 pm
                          Corks’ extensive wine            Mary Lynn Allen
                          offerings. His restaurant
                                                           Learn how to make tarts as beautiful and
is set in a quaint 1849 rowhouse in Baltimore’s
                                                           delicious as those you see in artisan bakeries! In
Historic Federal Hill and he has transformed it
                                                           this class, you will learn how to make and roll
into what Baltimore Magazine called “a miniature
                                                           buttery flakey crusts from scratch and fill it
utopia for wine lovers.” But wine is just half of
                                                           with pastry cream, lemon curd and chocolate
the equation. Corks is a restaurant where diners
                                                           ganache. You will also learn tips that will help
can be swept up in Chef Pellegrino’s passion for
                                                           you decorate tarts like a pro! This is a hands-on
food and wine and discover the distinctiveness of
                                                           class, so come prepared to participate.
ingredients and the way they work together. Chef
Pellegrino is a member of the local board for the          NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor on
American Institute of Wine and Food, Vice                  the day of the program.
Chancellor Culinare of the Baltimore Bailliage of          See Instructor bio below.
the Chaine des Rotisseurs, certified by the Court
of Master Sommeliers and often featured in                 AUTUMN PIES
cooking segments on local television. He is the            One Session                                 $60
co-host of WYPR’s Radio Kitchen. Under his                 Materials Fee: $15
guidance, Corks has been named one of                      Saturday, November 7
Baltimore’s top 65 restaurants every year since            1:00 – 4:30 pm
opening in 1997 and has been given The Wine                Mary Lynn Allen
Spectator award of excellence.                             Do you wish you could make a homemade pie
                                                           just like your grandmother used to? If so, this
THE ART OF MAKING BISCOTTI                                 is the class for you! Learn how to make and roll
One Session                                  $60           dough from scratch and fill your pies with the
Materials Fee: $15                                         fruits and flavors of autumn. You will certainly
Tuesday, October 20                                        impress your holiday guests this year with an
6:30 – 9:00 pm                                             old-fashioned homemade pie. In this hands-on
Mary Lynn Allen                                            class, we will work on pies such as apple, pear,
Making biscotti is easier than you think! In this          pumpkin and pecan.
hands-on class, you will learn how to make                 NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor on
several variations of biscotti, as well as discover        the day of the program.
the history of this versatile Italian cookie. We
will work on flavors such as double chocolate-                                   Mary Lynn Allen has an
ginger, anise, cranberry-pistachio and orange                                    eclectic background as both
almond. This is a great class to take right before                               a French instructor and
the holidays, as biscotti not only make                                          international educator with
wonderful additions to holiday cookie platters                                   a not-so-secret passion for
but also make excellent gifts.                                                   impeccable desserts and
                                                           pastry. This passion led her to pursue a degree in
NOTE: Materials fee is payable to Instructor on            baking and pastry from Johnson & Wales
the day of the program.                                    University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2007.
See Instructor bio next column.                            Since then, she has returned to Baltimore to live,
                                                           work, teach both private and community-based
                                                           culinary classes and run her baking blog.


JAPANESE COOKING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY                     NOTE: These programs are hosted on the
Three one-session programs for you to                     RPCS campus.
choose from:       $75 per person per program                               William Matsuzaki graduated
Program 1: Okonomiyaki and Tonkatsu                                         from Carlton College with a
Saturday, October 17                                                        B.A. in Japanese. He is currently
Program 2: Korokke and Curry Rice                                           pursuing a doctorate in education
Saturday, November 14                                                       at Johns Hopkins University
                                                                            where he also earned a
Program 3: Shabu Shabu and Onigiri                        masters in education and a graduate certificate in
Saturday, December 12                                     administration and supervision. He is in his
11:00 am – 3:00 pm                                        eleventh year as the middle school Japanese
William Matsuzaki                                         teacher at St. Paul’s School where he also serves as
Program 1: Okonomiyaki (Succulent Japanese                the modern language chair.
Pancakes) and Tonkatsu (Fried Pork Cutlets)
Okonomiyaki and Tonkatsu are very popular                 CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE
among Japanese for their wonderful flavors.               One Session                                   $70
Okonomiyaki is a mix between pizza and                    Wednesday, October 21
pancake. Various ingredients such as seafood,             7:00 – 9:00 pm
vegetables and meat can be mixed with the                 Nelson Carey
dough and placed on the okonomiyaki as                    Learn what makes wine sparkle, how and
topping. Tonkatsu are deep fried pork cutlets.            where sparkling wines are made and how and
Tonkatsu is usually served with shredded                  when to serve them. Explore six great bubblies
cabbage or on top of cooked rice (katsudon) or            of Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Australia and
with Japanese style curry rice (katsu kare).              the USA. You may even see Nelson open a
Program 2: Korokke (Potato and beef croquettes)           bottle with a saber! Glassware provided. Please
and Curry Rice                                            bring a bottle of water to class.
Korokke and Curry Rice are very popular                   See Instructor bio below.
Japanese dishes that are eaten all year long.
They are both easy to make and very economical.           WINES FOR HOLIDAY MEALS
Korokke has its origins in the croquettes which           One Session                                   $70
were introduced to Japan in the 19th century.             Wednesday, November 11
Korokke are breaded and deep fried, and come              7:00 – 9:00 pm
in many varieties depending on the filling. The           Nelson Carey
most common filling is a mix of minced meat               What to serve with the “big dinner?” Turkey
and mashed potatoes. Kare Raisu (Curry Rice)              with all the trimmings, prime rib, leg of lamb?
is cooked rice with a curry sauce. It can be              Multiple courses? Take away the pressure of
served with additional toppings such as tonkatsu.         wine selection! Learn which wines to serve
Curry is not a native Japanese spice, but has             on these special occasions to the delight of all
been used in Japan for over a century.                    your guests. This evening we’ll taste six wines
Program 3: Shabu Shabu (Japanese meat                     and accompanying snacks. Glassware provided.
fondue) and Onigiri (Rice Balls)                          Please bring a bottle of sparking water to
We will make one winter dish and one very                 the class.
versatile snack that is both healthy and                                       Nelson Carey is co-owner
delicious Shabu Shabu is a Japanese style meat                                 of Grand Cru, voted
fondue. Thinly sliced meat, along with vegetables,                             Baltimore’s Best Wine bar in
mushrooms and tofu is dipped into a hot soup                                   both Baltimore Magazine
and then into ponzu (citrus) vinegar or a                                      and the City Paper. Nelson’s
sesame sauce before being eaten. Onigiri are                                   wine career spans 20 years
rice balls made of cooked rice and usually                                     in retail, restaurant and
wrapped in nori seaweed. They often contain               wholesale. He holds certificates from the court of
some additional food in the center, for example           Master Sommeliers and the Society of Wine
an umeboshi (pickled Japanese plum),                      Educators and loves helping others to get more out
katsuobushi (dried bonito shavings), tuna                 of the wine and food experience.
or salmon.

                                                                               MIND, BODY & SOUL

                                                           liberating and a wonderful way to celebrate
MIND, BODY & SOUL                                          their femininity. Learn basic technique,
                                                           isolations and choreography that will strengthen
                                                           and tone muscles, improve posture and
Twelve sessions                             $120
                                                           coordination and increase grace and fluidity.
Wednesdays, September 23, 30, October 7, 14,
21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16              NOTE: Materials fee is payable to the Instructor
New Extended Session to accommodate the                    on the first evening of the program. Materials
busy holiday season and add to your festivities!           fee includes a hipscarf and CD of the music
8:00 – 9:00 pm                                             we will use in class. Wear comfortable, form-
Lee and Christine Gedansky                                 fitting clothes.
                                                                             Jeanne Robin-Enta has been
The holiday season will be here before you
                                                                             studying, teaching and performing
know it! Will you be ready to dance? Get ready
                                                                             bellydance for seven years and
for office and family holiday events, New Year’s
                                                                             has a very strong background in
Eve Celebrations, weddings or just for the fun
                                                                             classical ballet.
of it! Are you just starting out or dusting off
those old moves? Social dancing will be fun
and easy as you learn techniques of waltz,
                                                           EYES ON YOU: Hands-On Makeup Seminar
                                                           One Session                                   $40
foxtrot, rumba, tango and more! Each session
                                                           Wednesday, October 7
will feature two to three dances chosen by
                                                           6:00 – 7:30 pm
the instructor.
      We are taking into account everyone’s
busier schedules by running a longer session.              Haven’t we all been to the cosmetics counter,
This allows you enough classes to get a solid              had our makeup beautifully applied and
working knowledge of the dances in time for                thought “I wish I could do this at home.”
the holidays, as well as time to catch up if               Here’s your chance.
you need to miss a class or two. The two                         This course will teach you how to make
hour holiday party will be held on December                up your eyes with eye shadow, eyeliner, and
16th, featuring lessons, open dancing and                  mascara. We will demonstrate how to hold the
refreshments! You are invited to dress up and              brushes, provide tips on keeping the
guests are welcome.                                        eyeliner close to the lashes, curling your lashes
      Students without partners are welcome,               and more. We will give you the brushes to
but please contact the instructor before                   hold, watch how you apply and blend eye
registering. Anyone with questions about the               shadow on your own eyes, and help you to
program, please contact the instructors                    finally recreate what the professionals do.
before registering.                                        Giella will analyze your three important
                                                           dimensions of color depth, cast and intensity,
NOTE: Two hour holiday party on December 16!
                                                           taking into consideration your hair, eye and
See Instructors bio on page 41.                            skin color, so the most suitable shades of color
                                                           can be determined for you. You can bring your
BELLY DANCING                                              own brushes if you’d like, so we can help you
Seven Sessions                              $120           decide if they are right for you. You will keep
Materials Fee: $30                                         the eye shadow primer and one eye shadow
Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17        that you use this evening, a $44 value.
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Jeanne Robin-Enta                                                            Giella graduated with honors
                                                                             from the Fashion Institute of
Come explore the exciting world of Middle
                                                                             Technology in New York. As a
Eastern Dance! You will strengthen your body
                                                                             color and makeup advisor,
and lift your spirits as you learn the fundamentals
                                                                             she looks at each individual
of Egyptian bellydance. Enjoy a dance form
                                                                             objectively, recognizing that
that welcomes all women, regardless of age or
                                                           each woman is uniquely different. In addition to
body type.
                                                           her work, Giella is an active member of the
      The art of bellydance has been enjoyed
                                                           National Association for Female Executives and
for centuries in the Middle East and has only
                                                           has completed her masters in business administration
made its way to the U.S. in the last hundred
                                                           with concentration in marketing.
years. Many women find the dance to be


FIRST AID HOMEOPATHY                                        HAPPINESS 101
One Session                                   $20           Four Sessions                               $80
Monday, October 19                                          Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
6:00 – 7:30 pm                                              6:00 – 8:00 pm
Jeanne Deignan-Kosmides                                     Sue Borchardt
What is homeopathy? How can homeopathy                      Are you happy with your life? Are there skills
help in everyday first aid treatment of cruises,            you could learn that would make your life even
stings, colds and flu, falls, dental work and               more satisfying? The field of positive psychology
more. Learn how to use homeopathy, as well as               has made substantial progress in understanding
how to take a case and determine what remedy                not only what it takes to be emotionally and
would be best.                                              mentally healthy, but more importantly what it
See Instructor bio below.                                   takes to flourish. In this program we’ll explore
                                                            what makes a happy life, delving into the ways
HEALING BENEFITS OF HONEY AND                               in which the wiring of our brains helps and
HONEYBEES                                                   hinders the pursuit of happiness as well as
One Session                                   $20           learning skills for maximizing our own personal
Monday, October 26                                          happiness. We’ll learn about the latest research
6:00 – 7:30 pm                                              on how hedonic pleasures, flow states, and the
Jeanne Deignan-Kosmides                                     search for meaning combine to create life
                                                            satisfaction. We will explore and develop
Why is honey recommended for healing by                     personalized practices and skills to support
doctors, acupuncturists and other health                    participants in their ongoing cultivation of a
practitioners? We will cover healing remedies               satisfying and meaningful life. During the
using honey and honey recipes for cooking.                  four week duration of the program, the
Also, we will cover what is happening to the                development of community will be fostered,
honeybee. This is a general overview of what                allowing participants to support each other in
the honeybee gives to us and how we can help                discovering their personal strengths, passions,
the honeybee.                                               and life purpose.
                  Jeanne Deignan-Kosmides holds                                Sue Borchardt is currently in
                  a B.A. in Special Education and                              graduate school studying the
                  is the owner of Breath of Joy                                neuroscience of contemplative
                  Healthy Living, LLC Yoga                                     practices & human flourishing
                  Teacher Training Programs and                                at Goddard College in
                  Workshops. She is a Kripalu               Vermont. Though she always assumed she would
Yoga Teacher and an experienced Advanced                    grow up to be an artist, her bachelor’s degree was
Registered Yoga Teacher. Additionally, she is a             in electrical engineering. Following a 15 year
Phoenix Rising Yoga Practitioner, Positive                  career developing software, Borchardt quit in
Pregnancy Fitness Instructor, Childbirth Assistant          2003 to travel in Asia, eventually becoming a
and Birth Doula. Jeanne is a lover of bees keeping          yoga and meditation teacher. In addition to
bees and selling raw, natural, local honey and              neuroscience and contemplative practices, Ms.
owns Organic Choice Co-op which sells a wide                Borchardt’s interests include complex systems
select of health and beauty products and foods.             theory, learning sciences, creative processes, and
With almost 30 years experience in yoga, meditation,        embodied cognition.
nutrition and alternative healing Jeanne brings
a broad and unique quality of experience,
knowledge and nurturing support to her workshops
and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Programs.

                                                                              MIND, BODY & SOUL

HIP-HOP DANCE                                             NIA – AN ABSOLUTELY PURE FUN WORKOUT!
Seven Sessions                              $100          Six Sessions offered on your choice of
Drop in fee                                  $15             two occasions                           $75
Thursdays, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 22, 29,        Drop in fee                                $15
November 5                                                Program 1: Thursdays, September 17, 24, October
7:00 – 8:30 pm                                            1, 8, 15, 22
Sabrina Johnson Turner                                    Program 2: Thursdays, October 29, November 5,
Hip-Hop Dance is more than just what is seen              12, 19, December 3, 10
in music videos and more than what is done in             6:00 – 7:00 pm
dance clubs. It is a unique movement and                  Martha Thomas
modern dance style that breaks down                       “Hip wiggling gives way to precise martial arts
demographic barriers and has transformed the              attacks and buoyant free dancing segues into
dance world! This course will teach the basics            satisfying yoga stretches. By the hour’s end,
of hip-hop dance, exploring various style                 Martha’s students are beaming and glistening
favorites. Emphasis will be placed on learning            with sweat. It’s been a challenging romp with a
universal dance vocabulary and improving hip-             blend of aerobic, flexibility and strength training.”
hop dance technique. Prior dance experience is                                               – Baltimore Sun
helpful but not necessary. Beginners and all              Come join the fun with this highly energetic
ages are welcome. The dance combinations will             exercise/dance program that is designed not
build on each other each week. Come to class              only to keep you in shape, but will help you
dressed to dance (non-restrictive clothing and            rediscover the joy of movement and being at
tennis shoes) and be prepared for a good work-            home in your body. You will dance all the way
out in the process. You will have so much fun!            back to your car! NIA is appropriate for all fitness
                      RPCS alumna, Sabrina                levels and is adaptable to every age and type of
                      “The Specialist” Johnson            body, even those with special limitations.
                      Turner, 1998, has been                                 Martha Thomas is a freelance
                      dancing all her life. As a                             journalist. She danced as a
                      student at RPCS, she was                               NIA student in New York City
                      one of the founding members                            for a decade before moving to
of the Roses Repertory Dance Company, studying                               Baltimore. Finding no NIA
various dance techniques and performing mainly            here, she subsequently became a white belt NIA
modern dance. It was at RPCS that she began her           instructor and is determined to share NIA’s first
career as a choreographer, making her “specialty”         principle: The Joy of Movement.
creating pieces for dances of all abilities. At
UMBC, Sabrina was a member of the Dance                   POWER HOUR
Team, a jazz and African dance student, and               Twelve Sessions                              $250
hip-hop choreographer/dancer. She attended                Drop in fee                      $30 per session
graduate school at Vanderbilt University, taught          Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15,
hip-hop dance in the Vanderbilt Dance Program             22, 29, November 5, 12, 19
and various high schools in Tennessee, and co-            6:30 – 7:30 pm
founded VIBE, Vanderbilt’s premiere hip-hop               Sean Donmoyer
dance crew. Currently, she is a third year law
                                                          Power Hour is a sports-inspired workout
student at University of Maryland.
                                                          designed to improve your fitness through a
                                                          variety of training methods. During this 60-
                                                          minute session, you will be utilizing a variety of
                                                          training methods including: strength training,
                                                          cardio conditioning, balance and stability, core
                                                          training, flexibility, athletic agility drills and
                                                          plyometrics. These high-energy workouts are
                                                          designed to challenge you and your traditional
                                                          approach to exercise while improving your
                                                          body composition, cardiovascular conditioning
                                                          and strength.
                                                          NOTE: Designed for adults 18+.
                                                          See Instructor bio on page 40.

                                                   ELEMENTS OF REFLEXOLOGY
       PERSONAL TRAINING                           Two Sessions                            $150
                                                   Tuesday, September 29 and Thursday, October 1
                                                   5:30 – 9:30 pm
                                                   Cecelia White
                                                   What is reflexology? The answer is usually “foot
                                                   massage.” But foot massage is only one dimen-
                                                   sion of this ancient healing art. In this work-
                                                   shop you will learn the history of reflexology,
                                                   how to diagram the feet, relaxation techniques,
                                                   five elements, foot analysis, acupoints and
                                                   much more. Bring a friend and learn together
                                                   how reflexology can be used to relax and restore
                                                   the body.
Individualized training is available at                                Cecelia White is a certified
RPCS! Arranged to suit all your fitness                                reflexologist trained at
needs, you will meet with a certified                                  the Baltimore School of
specialist to develop a personalized                                   Reflexology and a member of
program to help you reach your goals.                                  the Maryland Reflexology
Programs to fit any need, including but                                Association.
not limited to: weight loss, strength
training, overall fitness, flexibility             SWING AND LATIN DANCE
and stability, core training athletic              Twelve sessions                             $120
preseason/off-season lifting, injury               Wednesdays, September 23, 30, October 7, 14,
prevention and post-rehab strengthening.           21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16
Individual and group sessions are                  New Extended Session to accommodate the
available. Please call Sean at 410-323-            busy holiday season and add to your festivities!
5500, ext 3105 to schedule your                    7:00 – 8:00 pm
sessions – do NOT use the Kaleidoscope             Lee and Christine Gedansky
registration form for Personal Training.
                                                   Learn the two most popular, fast-paced and
COST:                                              versatile styles of social dancing – Swing and
• $40 for individual 60-minute session             Latin! These are the dances you can go out and
• $25 per person for small group training          use on a weekly basis in Baltimore! If you are
  2-3 people) – 60-minute session                  new to dancing or just freshening up your old
                                                   moves, dancing is good exercise, and will be
• $15 per person for group training                fun and easy as you learn techniques shared by
  (4+ people) – 60-minute session                  the jitterbug (East Coast Swing), salsa, mambo,
                 Sean Donmoyer is the              cha cha and meringue. Each session will feature
                 Fitness Center Coordinator        two or three dances chosen by the instructor.
                 and Strength Coach at                   We are taking into account everyone’s
                 RPCS. He holds a                  busier schedules, by running a longer session.
                 bachelor’s degree in              This allows students enough classes to get a
                 Exercise Science and is a         solid working knowledge of the dances in time
Certified Strength and Conditioning                for the holidays, as well as time to catch up if
Specialist. Sean has worked with athletes          you miss a class. The two hour holiday party
from all ages and abilities, ranging from          will be held on December 16, featuring lessons,
eight year old rec-leaguers to professional        open dancing and refreshments!
athletes. He is committed to fitness and                 Students without partners are welcome,
athletics and helping others realize their         but please contact the instructor before
potential and achieve their goals.                 registering. Anyone with questions about
                                                   the program, please contact the instructors
                                                   before registering.
                                                   NOTE: Two hour holiday party on December 16!

                                                                              MIND, BODY & SOUL

                     Lee and Christine Gedansky           NOTE: Please bring a yoga mat for this class.
                     started dancing 18 years                                    Sara Sheikh is a certified
                     ago in preparation for their                                Hatha Yoga Instructor.
                     wedding and have been                                       She graduated from the
                     dancing ever since. They                                    International      Sivananda
have earned several gold medals for competition as                               Yoga Center of Canada.
well as Judges Choice, Top Student and Showcase                                  Practicing yoga since 1996,
Awards. In 2002 they started their own company,           she currently shares her love of yoga with students at
Beginning Ballroom, specializing in making                the Baltimore Yoga Village, Baltimore Yoga for
social dance fun and easy for everyone. The               Youth, and in private homes throughout Baltimore.
Gedanskys can be seen teaching at public events           Sara believes that yoga is a remarkable tool for
around the city. They have been featured on Fox           anyone who wants to increase one’s overall state of
45 Morning Show, WMAR-TV2 with Brian                      health and well being.
Wood, the Jewish Times, The Owings Mills
Times, and the Hopkins Dome.                              ALL LEVELS YOGA
                                                          Six Sessions                               $80
TAP, TAPPINESE™ AND TAP STORIES                           Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 17
Eight Sessions                               $160         6:00 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 3, 10, 17, October 1, 8, 22,          Anjali Sunita
29, November 5
6:30 – 8:00 pm                                            Our instructor guides you through a traditional
Sylvia Botts                                              hatha yoga practice which begins with an
                                                          initial invocation, deep breathing exercises,
Has it been your life long ambition to learn to           therapeutic warm ups and sun salutations.
tap dance? Have you always wanted to be a                 Then you will learn a thorough sequence of
Rockette or dance like Fred and Ginger, Gene              steady postures, ending a long relaxing
or maybe Savion? Here is your chance! Expand              savasana. The class will repeat a similar
your mind with the newest language to help                sequence each week so that you have a chance
you learn, understand and remember tap dance              to grow in the practice and develop a system
steps, called Tappinese. Train your body to               for practicing at home. You are invited to do
work like a musical instrument of energy and              what you can each week in a class suitable for
joy. Open your soul to the unique experience              many levels of experience.
of tap dancing and unite your soul to a few of
the best tap dancers in history by experiencing           NOTE: Please bring a yoga mat for this class.
their signature styles, movements and steps.                               RPCS alumna, Anjali Sunita,
Join us in this tap dancing extravaganza and                               1999 is a graduate of Oberlin
take steps toward making your dreams come                                  College, certified to teach yoga
true, getting into better shape and putting your                           through the Sivananda Yoga
best foot forward.                                                         Dhanwantari Ashran in South
Sylvia Botts is the Lower School dance instructor                          India. She has taught in offices
at Roland Park Country School.                                             and private homes in North
                                                          India, Canada and the U.S. In 2006 she began
BEGINNER YOGA                                             Baltimore Yoga for Youth, a project of the non-
Six Sessions                               $80            profit organization Fusion Partnerships, which
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11         brings yoga and meditation to schools,
6:00 – 7:30 pm                                            particularly in underserved areas of Baltimore
Sara Sheikh                                               City. She owns and directs the Baltimore Yoga
                                                          Village, a family-oriented yoga and wellness
In this program you will be introduced to
                                                          center in Hampden as well as newly opened
traditional hatha yoga, which combines breathing
                                                          location in Mt. Washington.
techniques, warm up exercises, postures and
deep relaxation. Each week, you will progress
slowly through selected postures and learn their
benefits. By the end of the program, you
will have a foundation in the system of
yoga, developed by Swami Vishna Devanda of
South India.


ZUMBA FITNESS                                             CHILDREN/FAMILY MATTERS
Eight Sessions                             $120
Drop In Fee                                 $20           BABY SITTER TRAINING
Tuesdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27,        One Session                                $135
November 3, 10                                            Saturday, November 7
7:00 – 8:00 pm                                            9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Karen Norris                                              (For girls and boys ages 11 – 15)
Who knew that salsa could help you lose                   American Red Cross
weight and tone up? Zumba, a wonderful                    We are once again offering this very popular
high-energy fitness program that combines                 course. Babysitting is a great way for young
Latin dances and cardio vascular exercise, is             people to earn money. A trained babysitter is a
becoming increasingly popular because clients             real find for parents of young children.
say “it makes exercising fun!” The aerobics               Students will learn how to interview for a job
routine, which was developed in Columbia,                 and market themselves safely, perform basic
South America draws from several Latin styles,            are routines such as diapering, feeding and
including cumbia, meringue, salsa and                     dressing infants and children, render first aid
mambo, while especially toning the abs and                including how to respond effectively to life-
thighs. The program features fitness interval             threatening situations and choose safe and age-
training, resistance training and easy-to-follow          appropriate activities and toys. There are lots of
dance steps.                                              hands-on in this popular course, and The
Karen Norris has been dancing for over 35 years,          Babysitters' Handbook, which is included, will
including ballroom, latin, tap, jazz and country          provide on-the-job support for years to
dance. She has competed in the country dance              come. You will receive an American Red Cross
venue, winning several local and national                 certificate upon completion of the course.
awards. Her experience also includes over ten             NOTE: Please bring a lunch and drink with you.
years of coaching and choreographing various
                                                                                       The     American
cheerleading/dance teams for performances and
                                                                                       Red Cross provides
competition. Karen is certified in Zumba Fitness
                                                                                       health and safety
and currently teaches Zumba at A Step Head
                                                          training to the public in addition to helping
Dance Center.
                                                          people prevent, prepare and respond to various
                                                          emergencies. These courses are designed to help
                                                          each student learn valuable skills and practical

                                                                     CHILDREN/FAMILY MATTERS

DRIVER’S EDUCATION                                           DEFENDERS DAY: The Star-Spangled
Ten Sessions                                 $385            Banner Weekend
Saturdays and Sundays                                        Friday, Saturday and
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, November 1, 7, 8         Sunday, September 11, 12 and 13          No fee
1:00 – 4:15 pm                                                                     Join with friends for Fort
(For young people ages 15 – 18)                                                    McHenry’s flagship event!
Patrick Francis                                                                    This three-day encamp-
Learning to drive is one of the most exciting                                      ment and extravaganza is
milestones of a teenager’s life – but safe driving                                 celebrated with over 100
must be taught. Our highly qualified instructor                                    War of 1812 re-enactors,
from Roland Park Driving School will teach                   parades, military bands, fireworks, a symbolic
automotive skills in the classroom and behind                ship-to-shore bombardment and much more!
the wheel. There will be 30 hours of class time                    The Star-Spangled Banner Weekend
at RPCS and six hours on the road. Behind-                   honors Defenders’ Day, Baltimore’s oldest
the-wheel time will be scheduled directly with               holiday commemorating the bombardment of
Mr. Francis at the conclusion of the classroom               Fort McHenry and the writing of The Star-
part of the program. A learner’s permit is                   Spangled Banner. Events begin with a Friday
required for the driving portion of the                      evening ceremonial procession of War of 1812
program, and you must be 15 years old to take                “soldiers” from the Star-Spangled Banner Flag
this class and 15 years 9 months to take the test            House to the Inner Harbor, followed by a
to get a learner’s permit. Arrangements may be               ceremony at the amphitheater. After the
made with students living in the local area to               ceremony, the re-enactors will board sailing
be picked up from your home or school for the                boats and return with the 30' x 42' replica
behind-the-wheel portion of the program.                     flat to Fort McHenry. Saturday and Sunday
NOTE: Please bring a notebook, pen and drink                 activities include children’s programs, historic
to class with you each day.                                  boats, military encampments/demonstrations
                                                             and a “privateer’s auction” of “captured goods.”
                 Before starting Roland Park
                                                             Saturday evening’s program beginning at 6:00
                 Driving School, Patrick Francis
                                                             p.m. features a concert, a musket firing tactical
                 worked for years in the driver’s
                                                             demonstration with volunteer re-enactors from
                 education business. He also offers
                                                             all over the country (narrated), a symbolic
                 classes on the effects of alcohol on
                                                             ship-to-shore mock bombardment and evening
driving and driving improvement courses at his
                                                             fireworks show. Bring your own picnic. Enjoy
Rotunda location. His calm, patient manner
                                                             all three days of fun or choose the portions
with students in the car has helped hundreds of
                                                             your family will enjoy most. Don’t miss this
students obtain their driver’s license.
                                                             wonderful patriotic Baltimore celebration!

                                                             NOTE: There is no need to register for this
                                                             program. Transportation is on your own. Call
                                                             Fort McHenry for a detailed schedule of events.

    JULY – DECEMBER 2009

         SEPTEMBER                              OCTOBER
S    M    T    W    T      F   S        S   M   T    W   T   F   S
          1    2    3      4   5                         1   2   3
6    7    8    9    10 11 12            4   5    6   7   8   9   10
13 14     15   16 17 18 19              11 12   13   14 15 16 17
20 21     22   23 24 25 26              18 19   20   21 22 23 24
27 28     29   30                       25 26   27   28 29 30 31

         NOVEMBER                               DECEMBER
S    M    T    W    T      F   S        S   M   T    W   T   F   S
1    2    3    4    5      6   7                 1   2   3   4   5
8    9    10   11 12 13 14              6   7    8   9   10 11 12
15 16     17   18 19 20 21              13 14   15   16 17 18 19
22 23     24   25 26 27 28              20 21   22   23 24 25 26
29 30                                   27 28   29   30 31

                                                                             COURSE CALENDAR

MONDAYS                                                WEDNESDAYS (cont.)
Art of Drawing                                         Get Everything Done Without Spending A Dime
Clay Workshop                                          Getting the Last Word – How to Write
Computers for the Absolute Beginner I                     Your Own Obituary
Computers for the Absolute Beginner II                 Holistic Health for Animals
Create a One-of-a-Kind Quilted Jacket                  Introduction to Playing the Appalachian Fiddle
Digital Music Basics                                   Introduction to Playing the Hammered Dulcimer
First Aid Homeopathy                                   Jane Austen: The Writer and Her World
Great Books in the Afternoon                           Mingle, Mingle
Healing Benefits of Honeybees                          Nantucket Baskets 102
History of Baltimore City, Part I                      Retirement Communities – Unraveling the Confusion
Hollywood Sings: The Stories Behind                    Swing and Latin Dancing
    Oscar-Nominated Songs                              Wines for Holiday Meals
It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll and I Like It
Nantucket Baskets Guild                                THURSDAYS
Perennial Pleasures                                    Crane Lecture: P.M. Forni
Silver Lining                                          Art of Painting
To Web or Not To Web…That is the Question              Basic Clothing Alterations
Understanding Digital Photography                      Beginning Arabic
                                                       Beginning Chinese
TUESDAYS                                               Classic food and Wine Pairings
All Levels Yoga                                        Designing Monticello
Art of Making Biscotti                                 Estate and Tax Considerations for Same-Sex Couples
Belly Dancing                                          Hip-Hop Dance
Computers for the Absolute Beginner I                  Immigration: What We All Should Know
Computers for the Absolute Beginner II                 Latin America and the United States
Digital Darkroom                                       Legendary A. Aubrey Bodine
Digital Photo Basics                                   Midlife Intimacy and Relationships
Girls Night Out: Hand Painted Glasses                  Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe
Girls Night Out: Painting and Framing                  Napoleon Bonaparte: The Man and the Era
Great Books                                               That Bears His Name
Happiness 101                                          NIA
How to Buy a Computer                                  Power Hour
Let’s Visit the Wonderful Big Band Era                 Spirit of Place – Baltimore’s Favorite Spaces
Life Is Friends                                        Tap
Nantucket Baskets 101
Photo Journey Around the World                         SATURDAYS
Reflexology                                            Advanced Mirror Art
Take Charge of Your Money                              Autumn Pies
Zumba                                                  Baby Sitter Training
                                                       Create Your Life’s Second Act
WEDNESDAYS                                             Driver’s Education
Ballroom Dancing                                       Elegant Tarts
Baltimore Green Mapping                                Japanese Cooking
Baltimore’s Stream Valleys                             Mirror Art
Beginning Arabic – Continuation Course                 Quilting for Beginners
Beginning Italian                                      The Supreme Court
Beginner Yoga                                          Understanding and Appreciating African Art
Champagne & Sparking Wine
Creative Relating                                      SUNDAYS
Design and Techniques for Making Beaded Jewelry        Art of Making Pasta
Eiffel’s Tower                                         How To Boil Water
Eyes on You: Hands On Makeup Seminar


Registrations are processed on a first-received basis. Since class sizes are limited, prompt registration
is recommended to avoid disappointment. To register, send the attached form with a check made
payable to Roland Park Country School, or provide us with your credit card information.
Additionally, please list the program(s) you are registering for in the memo section of your check.
confirmation is provided upon registration.

RPCS reserves the right to cancel or adjust any program that does not meet the minimum
designated enrollment. Kaleidoscope programs will be postponed or cancelled whenever RPCS
closes early or closes for the day for inclement weather. Programs will be held when school opens
late. When feasible, an alternate date will be scheduled for the cancelled class. Please be sure to
call the School at 410-323-5500, ext. 3045 for information regarding all program changes.
NOTE: RPCS does not follow the same closing policies as the Baltimore City Schools.

A full refund will be made when a program is cancelled, unless otherwise noted.
Refunds – less a $15 charge for handling – will be given for cancellations up to two weeks before
the beginning of a program. There will be no refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the
start of a program. Please note that some programs may have special cancellation policies. A
$25 fee will be assessed if a check is returned by the bank.

Please enter through the main reception entrance, which is near the flag pole. Room
assignments for programs will be posted in the Harris Center main reception area on the first
meeting of class. Please sign in on arrival.

Free parking is available on the RPCS well-lit parking lot and on streets surrounding the campus.
Please note, however, that numbered parking spaces on campus are reserved for employee use
only, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm. After 5:00 pm, you may choose any
space. Handicap use spaces are marked.



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                Course Title                        Program #           Cost
                                                  (if applicable)

       10% Discount on your fourth on-campus program
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              is received by September 1, 2009

                                                       TOTAL COST

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                          Baltimore, Maryland 21210

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