Come To Our Enrichment Classes

PALS (Perimeter Adult Learning Services) is pleased to announce that it will be presenting classes for the Spring 2023 session running for 7 weeks on Mondays, March 27th – May 15th (No class April 10th). The classes will be at Dunwoody United Methodist Church once again.  A detailed description of the classes is as follows:

10 am – 11 am – The History of Rock & Roll 1963 – 1964 – Tom Dell will continue his survey of the history of Rock & Roll, picking up with the year 1963 and continuing through 1964. While this period saw the beginning of the British Invasion, there were still major American performers like Stevie Wonder, Jan and Dean, Bobby Vinton, Otis Redding, Leslie Gore and those from Motown. The class will be filled with videos.

10 am – 11 am – Current Events – Birdel Jackson will reprise his popular weekly discussion of a wide range of current events and pressing local, regional, national and international issues of the day. Member participation is essential so come prepared to have a fun and engaging time solving the problems of the world. Birdel will also intersperse the classes with a discussion of his recent books detailing his family history and his father’s service in the segregated Coast Guard.

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.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Canada –  Our Neighbor to the North – Clive Gillon, a self-proclaimed Canadian refugee, will give us an overview of the geography, history, culture and other useless facts about our closest ally and biggest trading partner. Attendees will learn how to play hockey and speak rudimentary French (nothing of value). 

11:15 am – 12:15 pm – A Survey of Classic American Literature – Emeritus Professor Gautam Kundu of Georgia Southern University will guide us through a survey of some of the classics of 20th century American literature. Included in the course will be works of William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Miller and Toni Morrison. While having read the works beforehand is not required it is encouraged. However, discussion material will be distributed the week before for the next week. 

11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Steve Martin Interprets Shakespeare – Michele Friedman will show how this comic genius tries to update Shakespeare and others and the class will discuss how well he did (or not).