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ORICL - Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning



650     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 Pic of man with ladder-dreamscombination of 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.

Due to the nature of this course, enrollment is limited.  Attendance in the class is strictly limited to those individuals who are officially on the class roll.

Dr. Pratibha Dabholkar taught at UTK for more than 20 years, teaching research methods and service management 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:  Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:10 p.m., March 3, 10, 17, 31

651 Cryptic Varietal Crossword Puzzles

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.Pic of crossword puzzle

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  or as a team.

Twelve  sessions:  Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:40 p.m., February 9, 16, 23; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26

652     Techniques to Improve Your Memory

If you have trouble remembering names, appointments, and important dates, or if you just want to get better at clip art man with lightbulb thoughtmemorization, then this class is for you!

This class will teach you about habits that you can change, drop, or add to improve your memory, as well as teach you helpful tips and techniques for memorization.

Hannah Eimers can recite from memory long poems and sonnets as well as any other items of interest. In her classes, she has successfully used many of the techniques to improve memory. Presently, she is a fulltime student at Pellissippi State Community College, working towards a degree in cinematography.

Four sessions:  Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:40 p.m., March 3, 10, 17, 24

653  The Good Home:  Making Your House A Place Where Your Heart Can Live

This course will give students the foundation for arranging furniture and decorating their home.  The first session will focus on the basic elements and principles of design.  The second session will cover environmental behavior - the ways spaces affect Pic of model homethe interactions of people using the space.  In one session we will discuss color and how it affects us, and the final session will focus on lighting.

SueAnne Lewis was a professor of interior design at Pellissippi State before she retired four years ago.  She has also taught ORICL courses on the history of architecture, interior decoration, and furniture.  She holds a master's degree in interior design from the University of Tennessee.

Four sessions:  Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:40 a.m., April 5, 12, 19, 26

654     Birding by Ear and Eye

Join Dan Robbins for a birding walk on Oak Ridge’s newest paved greenway (Melton Lake Phase 4).  This 2.2 mile (4.4 mile round trip) walk is mostly level.  The hike will start at the Edgemoor Bridge parking area (near the south end of Melton Lake picture of birdsDrive) and extend to Solway Park.  Those wishing to walk only one way can carpool to leave one car at Solway Park.  Dan, an avid birder, will point out birds - by sight and sound - 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 Greenways Oak Ridge, which has supported the development of greenways in Oak Ridge since 1993.

One session:  Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April 20

655 Indian Cooking                                     Class Fee $15

If you have ever wondered what makes Indian food so flavorful, hearty and yet so good for your health, then this is the class picture of indian food and spicesthat will answer all your questions.

Learn the skills for basic Indian cooking that can be incorporated in your kitchen. Explore the health benefits of Indian spices and learn to assimilate them in your daily diet. Participants will be invited to an interactive cooking demonstration that will showcase a traditional wholesome Indian meal.

Dr. Smita Borole was born and raised in the vibrant, diverse city of Mumbai, India. She was raised in a family that loved to cook and eat! Food to her is more than a meal, it's about gathering together and sharing laughter and joy and making memories. Dr. Borole continues in her families tradition with her passion and joy for cooking. She is a regular contributor to the local TV station Fox 43 where she showcases Indian culture through her cooking segment.

One session:  Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., February 12

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