Come To Our Enrichment Classes

PALS (Perimeter Adult Learning Services) is pleased to announce that it will be presenting classes for the Spring 2024 session running for 7 weeks on Mondays, April 1 – May 13. The classes will be at Dunwoody United Methodist Church once again.  A detailed description of the classes is as follows:

10:00 am – 11:00 am  The Lost Generation – American Writers in Paris in the 1920s  Professor Gautam Kundu will continue his survey of the highlights of American literature, this time focusing on the ex pat American authors living in Paris in the 1920s, which had become the world’s epicenter of culture. Included in this survey will be Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Djuna Barnes, Henry Miller, E. E. Cummings, Ezra Pound, Sylvia Beach and Claude McKay.

10:00 am – 11:00 am  World War II – Behind the Scenes – There is much about World War II we do not know. This class will delve into those little known stories, including from 2 soldiers who were there (they are 100 and 99 respectively). We will also hear about the Untold Story of the Rise of Imperial Japan, Robert Oppenheimer in perspective, building the atomic bomb and finally a description of the air war in both the European and Pacific Theaters.

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.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Libraries –  with Betsy Jones – From the ancient library of Alexandria to the Library of Congress, scores of libraries have been the repository of the written word. Among others, the class will look at several Presidential libraries and explore the 2509 Carnegie libraries which formed the backbone of our public library system.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Art History – Mannerism and Baroque in 16th Century Italy  Marilyn Morton will discuss the abrupt change in art style following the Protestant Reformation in 1517 and the sack of Rome in 1527. The art of the High Renaissance ended to be replaced first by Mannerism, which concerned itself with the human figure but without perfection and then with Baroque, which was an architectural concept which included the building of St. Peter’s Basilica. This architectural phenomena soon spread across Europe.  

10:00 am – 11:30 am- Canasta for Beginners  –  Rhea Berger will teach beginning canasta. Class will be limited to 12 people. Please contact Iris at PALS before registering to insure seats are available.