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(Classes will be held in the Seminar Room, St. Joseph Center, unless otherwise indicated)

No Classes on Monday, April 21 – Easter Monday


10:30am to 12:30 pm 
 Course #1 - Mysteries in Story and Verse

Instructor – Pete Thomas Caleodis

Facilitator – Judy Brancazio - 740-282-0016

Everyone loves a mystery! Come join us as we explore this intriguing genre in short stories and poetry, featuring such writers as Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Shirley Jackson, and Stephen King. Relax with us and enjoy this popular reading experience. Due to the Easter holiday, this class will end on May 12.

 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at JVS Computer Lab 
Course #2 – Have Fun while Learning Computer Skills

Instructor – Chris Fenstermaker – Interactive Technology Program Instructor 

Facilitator – Gloria Renda – 740-264-3565

Chris will put you right on a computer, and with guidance from her students, will teach you how to create a greeting card, keeping all your friends' addresses in one place; and be able to print address labels with just one click of a button. Also – create a personalized calendar with your own photos; learn how to scan photos into your computer and add to your calendar. Due to the Easter holiday, this class will end May 12. There will be a small fee charged for supplies – payable the day of the first class.


April 1, April 8, April 15, and April 22
 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (note: time change) at Schiappa Library
 Course #3 – Build Your Own Family Tree

Instructor & Facilitator – Sandy Day, Genealogical Librarian at Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County – 740-264-6166

Sandy will begin with Beginners' Genealogy on April 1; move on to a tour of the Genealogy materials in the Ohio Room of the Library in the next class; and the third class will focus on internet Genealogical sources. Since the Computer room holds only 6 – 8 persons, the class (depending upon its size) may have to be split – with some students attending on April 15 and the rest on April 22.

April 29 and May 6
 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (note: place change) at The Center of Music and Art
Course #4 – Learn to Really Appreciate Art!!

Instructors – Gerald Van Scyoc

Facilitator – Iris Craig 740-544-5169

Gerald will guide you into better understanding of the art you're viewing – whether it's classic or contemporary. Learn what makes some art "great", and how to identify the appropriate characteristics.

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Center of Music and Art
Course #5 – Academy Choir

Instructor – Joel Everly

Facilitator – Gloria Renda – 740-264-3565

Joel and his dedicated group of singers will welcome any newcomers to join this class. You don't have to know how to read music, or have any experience – just enjoy adding your voice to the chorus. They certainly have a lot of fun!


10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
Course #6 – Meed the Titans of Industry

Instructor – Dr. Ed Rudiger

Facilitator – Iris Craig – 740-544-5169

Ed, who enjoys working with contrasts, will explain the "good" and the "bad" of some of the well-known early Capitalists of our country. However, anything Ed chooses to tell us about contains much more content and interest than simply the title would indicate!

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Center of Music and Art
Course #7 – Art Class

Instructor – Gerald Van Scyoc

Facilitator – Judy Brancazio – 740-282-0016

Gerald will lead another Art class – probably following the general request from last semester's class that he introduce water colors. You didn't have to attend the first session to enjoy this one, and newcomers are welcomed. There will be a fee for supplies – payable to CMA.


April 3, April 10, April 17
10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.
Course #8 – The Everyday Gourmet

Instructor & Facilitator – Eunice Lincoff – 740-282-2105

This DVD-based class is the happy result of a collaboration of the Great Courses (Formerly The Teaching Company) and the Culinary Institute of America. It is conducted by Chef Bill Briwa of the Institute, who has been called "a living legend lecturer" by the Los Angeles Times. The Chef demonstrates remarkable yet non-complicated menus, while imparting kitchen wisdom and hints that anyone can learn from. Whether you're a seasoned cook, or a beginner, you can't help but enjoy and appreciate these 30-minute lessons.

April 3, April 10, April 17
 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Course #9 – John Boilegh Presents!

Instructors – John Boilegh 

Facilitator – Sue Stanko –  740-283-2671

In the first class of this series, John will explain the endangered species – what's new on the list, and what is no longer endangered. Class 2 will take up springtime wildflowers and plants, and the third class will train our ears to identify what spring sounds we should be hearing.

John would like to plan a trip in the fall to the Cadiz Coal museum and a strip mine. The terrain would pose no difficulties for walking. John would explain the operations of the mines, and how reclamation takes place. This would be an all-day trip, and include a stop for lunch on your own at the Farm Restaurant in Mount Pleasant. If you would be interested in joining this trip – Please notify Sue Stanko – if there is little or no interest, the trip will not take place!

TRIPS: On April 24 and May 1

1.  Thursday, April 24 The Cabaret at Theatre Square in Pittsburgh

We will board our bus in the lower parking lot of Heavenly Grounds on University Boulevard at 9 a.m. Upon arriving in Pittsburgh, we will enjoy a delicious luncheon at the Cabaret – and experience a wonderful fun-filled afternoon at a performance of "Judge Jackie Justice." Her musical courtroom involves zombies, spaceships, furries, and more!

We will leave Pittsburgh immediately after the show for our return home.

All-inclusive cost per person is $70 for members; $75 for non-members and checks MUST BE RECEIVED BY March 24.  

Please make checks out to:
Steubenville Coach and Tours.

Mail checks to:
114 Twp. Rd., 1283 Patricia Dr., 
Bloomingdale, OH 43910

You can also choose to give your payment to Gloria Renda or Kyle Lucas, or call Gloria at 740-264-3565. 

 Please see the attached brochure for more information  

2.  Thursday, May 1 – Canton Ohio First White House Library collection & the McKinley House

We will head for Canton, Ohio for a tour of the Abigail Fillmore's First White House Library collection and the Saxton McKinley House, home of the wife of President William McKinley. Mrs. McKinley's house is an 1841 brick Victorian, and houses exhibits of the McKinleys' photos of First Ladies and Victorian decorations.

After a pre-ordered lunch including beverage, entree, and dessert at Carrabba's Italian Grill, we will depart for Akron. Menus for your orders will be available at the March 15 Open House, or call Gloria Renda at 740-264-3565 to place your order.

At 1:30 our docents will be waiting for us at the Art Museum of Akron. Sample the treasures currently on view, including turn-of-the-century pop art, surrealist and post-modern works.

The bus will depart from the lower parking lot on University Boulevard at 7:15 a.m. We will leave Akron at 3:30 p.m. for our trip back to Steubenville.

All-inclusive cost per person is $60 for members; $65 for non-members and checks MUST BE RECEIVED BY April 10.  

Please make checks out to:
Steubenville Coach and Tours.

Mail checks to: 
114 Twp. Rd., 1283 Patricia Dr., 
Bloomingdale, OH 43910

You can also choose to give your payment to Gloria Renda or Kyle Lucas, or call Gloria at 740-264-3565. 

 Please see the attached brochure for more information  

Just a quick word about our pricing

Most of you who have traveled with us before are aware of the great care and planning that goes into our trips. Gloria Renda and Bill Black, our veteran travel planners, spare no efforts to find interesting and enjoyable experiences for our members, and their arrangements for travel and dining is carefully researched so you don't have to worry about any of the details - just relax and have fun!

Anyone who goes grocery shopping at all is aware of the significant rise in food prices in the past few months. While we try very hard to keep our prices reasonable - so that no one need miss a trip for personal financial reasons, we don't want to cheapen our product by selecting less than quality dining experiences.

That being said, please be aware that - if you or a friend cannot come on a trip because of the cost involved - some Academy funds may be available to cover this.  Contact Eunice at 740-282-2105 for a quick, no-hassle, confidential partial scholarship for your use.


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