Come To Our Enrichment Classes

PALS (Perimeter Adult Learning Services) is pleased to announce that it will be presenting classes for the Summer 2024 session running for 6 weeks on Mondays, June 17 – July 29 (no class July 1). The classes will be at Dunwoody Baptist Church once again.  A detailed description of the classes is as follows:

10:00 am – 11:00 am  Local Authors – We will continue our commitment to presenting local authors to discuss their books, their backgrounds and their genres. This year we will have such best-selling authors as Ann Hite, a Jimmy Carter biographer, Dot Padgett, and authors who wrote books on sports personalities, novelists, murder mystery writers and fantasy writers.

10:00 am – 11:00 am  View Into Western Civilization Through Its Architecture Architect Jerry Cooper will lead us in an exploration of how societies down through the ages have reflected their values through the buildings that were built to serve them. Beginning with Ancient Egypt through Ancient Greece to the Roman Empire up to the present day with a view of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Modern structures.  Discussion will center on how the evolution of technology, the various societies changing values, governing structures and religious perspectives impacted their architecture.  The class will conclude with a discussion of buildings might look like today and why.

10:00 am – 1:45 pm — Mah Jongg — Bring your own Mah Jongg card and come play.  There is no instructor for the session – just fun and self-evaluation. 

10:00 am – 12:30 am- OPEN CANASTA   Bring you score sheet and come play. There is no instructor for the session – just fun and self-evaluation.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm. A Perspective on Jimmy Carter – Professor Bob Short will discuss the life of Jimmy Carter from his life in Plains, GA to Governor of Georgia to President of the United States and his legacy post-presidency

11:30 am – 12:30 pm A History of America Through Life Magazine Covers – Betsy Jones started collecting LIFE magazines almost 50 years ago and at one time had a collection of more than 1400 issues. LIFE was launched as a weekly magazine in 1936 by Henry Luce, publisher and ceased weekly publication in 1972. LIFE touched every fabric of our lives – war (and peace), royalty, sports, presidents and other politicians, celebrities, science, space, medical triumphs (and tragedies), civil rights, art, music and fashion – to name but a few. Each week will cover a specific topic to see how it was covered over the years.