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650     Israel Firefighter Exchange Program

Fire EngineJoin Oak Ridge Fire Chief Kerley to hear details of his 8 day visit to Israel to tour and learn about Fire Service in Israel.  This visit followed the Israel firefighters visit to the U.S.

Darryl Kerley has been the Fire Chief for the City of Oak Ridge since September 2011.  Chief Kerley is a 36 year veteran of emergency services.  He is currently an adjunct instructor for the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy and served two years as an Assistant to Firefighter Grant (AFG) peer reviewer for the Department of Homeland Security and maintains advanced certifications in confined space and structural collapse rescue.

Two sessions:  Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., September 25 and October 2

651 An Introduction to Analyzing Dreams

If you remember your dreams but are not sure what they mean, this class should help.  The class will be conducted as a combination ofPic of someone sleeping lecture and discussion.  It will cover a brief history of dream analysis, why dream interpretation can be meaningful, and the different ways that dreams can be analyzed.  Examples of dream analysis will be provided.  Students can share their dreams and interpret them, with help from the class and the teacher, recognizing that each individual is the best judge of the correct interpretation of his or her dream.  The objective is to learn a new way to understand yourself and to enrich your life.

Pratibha Dabholkar taught at UTK for more than 20 years, teaching research methods and other courses to undergraduates as well as doctoral students.  She received her PhD from Georgia State University and while at UT, she visited several international universities to give presentations on her research and to work with international students and faculty.  Since her recent retirement from UT, she has been working with special needs people to help them read, learn, and grow.

Four sessions:  Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:10 p.m., October 7, 14, 21 and 28

652 Improving Your Bridge

Playing CardsJoin us for this six session course designed to help you play better Bridge.  We will discuss how to evaluate your hand and modern bidding improvements.  Class will include discussion and time for on-hands play.  No book required, free handouts provided as needed.  The class will be held at The Oak Ridge Bridge Club, Grove Center, 120 Randolph Road, 230-7147.

Larry Lowell is an ACBL Gold Life Master, Teacher, and Director of the Thursday morning Knoxville Bridge Club.  He has tried a variety of partners and bidding systems and plays annually in the Gatlinburg Regional held in April each year.

Six sessions:  Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11 and 18

653 Cryptic Varietal Crossword PuzzlesCrossword Puzzle

Mental exercise such as working crosswords is thought to benefit older brains by keeping them agile.  In cryptic crosswords, the clues are puzzles in themselves.  Cryptic varietal crosswords have an added layer of logic. So, cryptic varietal crosswords are like crosswords on steroids!  They combine cryptic clues with variations on the construction of the puzzle itself. Generally, no two puzzles are alike in construction, and the intent of the puzzle authors is to entertain with novelty.

We will begin with an introduction about the history and culture of these puzzles, and then we will solve puzzles together as a class.  We will use U.S. varietal crossword puzzles (provided to students) to learn how to solve cryptic clues and to deduce the wordplay of varietals. They will seem impossible at first! Each clue provides its own AHA! moment, and the wordplay and logic part will keep your mind nimble. Vocabulary is not nearly as important as flexibility and clue type recognition.

Elane Streets began learning to solve cryptic crosswords as a newly-wed in England in the early 70's, and, although the shock was severe in the beginning, has learned to treasure them much better than even the toughest U.S. regular puzzles. Cryptic varietals are even more fun, to work on by oneself and as a team.

Twelve sessions:  Tuesdays, 2:15-3:45, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2 and 9

654     Birding Walk on Oak Ridge’s Newest Paved Greenway

Join Dan Robbins for a birding walk on Oak Ridge’s newest paved greenway (Melton Lake Phase 4), a continuation from the Spring walk which 26 identified species of birds.   This 2.2 mile (4.4 mile round trip) walk is mostly level.  The hike will start at the Edgemoor Bridge parking area and extend to Solway Park.  Those wishing to walk only one way can carpool to leave one car at Solway Park.  Dan, an avid birdwatcher, will point out birds and habitat information along the way.  Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars.

Dan Robbins retired from B&W Y-12 in 2013 after 47 years of company service. At Y-12 he was the director of the analytical laboratories.  He is a chemistry graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill and a Princeton Phd.  He is the founding, and current, chairman of the Green Ways of Oak Ridge, which has supported the development of greenways in Oak Ridge since 1993.

One session:  Wednesday, 9:00—11:00 a.m., October 1

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