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The Rankin-Bass Holiday Specials (Online)
with John Witiw
TV and culture writer/blogger John Witiw will explore the history and cultural impact of creators Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass and their legendary studio's beginnings. Also covered will be their famous specials (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty The Snowman) as well the more obscure ones (The Cricket on the Hearth, The Stingiest Man in Town).
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Early Years (Online)
with Robert Williams
***THIS CLASS HAS CHANGED TO A TWO HOUR CLASS ON 12/12 ***
Award-winning novelist and director of the documentary "Gatsby in Connecticut", will teach this course which offers a greater appreciation of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife/muse Zelda and their impact on literature & the 1920s. Prior to first class, students should have read the novels The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, and Scott’s essay "The Cruise of the Rolling Junk" (the above can be purchased or taken out of a library). Also recommended is to watch "Gatsby in Connecticut" for rental or purchase. The documentary, featuring Sam Waterston, explores the above works and delves into Scott’s personal life and his courtship and marriage to Zelda.
Do's And Don'ts Of Family And Friends As Investors (Online)
with Clifford Ennico
Former Wall Street lawyer and author of 10 books on entrepreneurship Cliff Ennico takes you through a fastpaced, entertaining presentation on how to raise capital from the people who love you and still be able to look them in the eye next Thanksgiving. Students learn to put together a request for funding from friends, family members, and those in your social media network, and understand the legal and tax implications of informal funding arrangements.
Stained Glass Jewelry (In Person) Watertown HS
with Sarah Segovia
Participants will design and create their own wearable art to take home while learning the basic techniques of cutting, foiling, and soldering stained glass to create a pair of earrings and a matching pendant. There is a material fee of $12 (cash) payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Please arrive on time.