Winter 2017 Courses & One-Time Events

Our courses cover thought-provoking subjects ranging from global events to the arts, from health science research to compelling issues of the day. Courses are led by current and retired UW faculty or experts from the community. 
Click the course title below for a full description, instructor bio, and course handouts. 

To Register for Winter 2017 Courses & One-Time Events, click here.
Please review our refund and course credit policies before registering. 

One-Time Events
Please note refunds are not offered for one-time events. 

Everett - Schack Art Center

Cold Enameling on Copper Earrings - This class has been cancelled
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vivid Ink Pendants
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mercer Island - Community and Events Center

Introduction to Modern Short Fiction

Instructor: Seth Riley
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Instructor: Ron Hallman
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Redmond - Trilogy at Redmond Ridge 
Please review the fragrance free policy at Trilogy. 

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!
Instructor: Marlene Hutchinson
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Courses
Courses are open to members only, no guest registration allowed. 

Everett - Carl Gipson Senior Center (Lombard Avenue) 

Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction
Instructor: Seth Riley
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28
New time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Old time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mormonism
Instructor: David Smith
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mercer Island - Community and Events Center

Israel and Palestine through Film
Instructor: Zaki Hamid
Date: Monday, January 9, 23, 30, February from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM        
Tuesday, February 21 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mormonism
Instructor: David Smith
Date: Monday, January 9, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27 
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Germs in the News - This class has been cancelled
Instructor: Winston Brill
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 22, March 1, 8
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Mill Creek - Senior Center

A People at War: The Home Front During WWII
Instructor: John Jensen
Date: Thursday, January 12, 19, 26, February 2
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Redmond - Trilogy at Redmond Ridge 
Please review the fragrance free policy at Trilogy. 

Icons of American Art
Instructor: Kolya Rice
Date: Thursday, January 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

American Witch Hunts
Instructor: Stephen Kalish
Date: Tuesday/Wednesday, January 10 & 11, 17 & 18, and 24 & 25
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Comparative Religion Course Full
Instructor: David Smith
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

America in the 1790's
Instructor: James Rigali
Date: Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Geology of National Parks - II  - Course Full
Instructor: Donn Charnley
Date: Friday, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

American Insurgents: The Political Philosophy of Resistance 
Instructor: Larry Cushnie
New Dates: Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21 and Monday, March 27 
Old Schedule: Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Who Done It? The Genesis of the Detective Story 
Instructor: Marcia Shernoff
Date: Thursday, March 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Seattle - ACT Theatre 

Seattle Theatre with ACT Theatre
Instructor: Various speakers
Schedule: Thursday, February 16 (6:30 - 7:30 PM),
Wednesday, February 22 & March 1 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM),
Wednesday, March 8 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)


Seattle - Magnuson Park - The Brig

Masters of the Italian and Northern Renaissance
Instructor: Kolya Rice
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 24, 31, February 7
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Seattle - Mirabella (Downtown) 

Understanding Islam Course Full
Instructor: David Smith
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 18 and 25, February 8, 15
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Seattle - University House (Wallingford) 

Geology of National Parks - II
Instructor: Donn Charnley
Date: Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Seattle - University of Washington Main Campus 

Critical Issues in Law Enforcement
Instructor: Ron Hallman
Date: Friday, January 13, 20, 27, February 3
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones: Health Impacts and How to Reduce Exposure

Instructor: Frances Solomon
Date: Monday, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27 
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

UW Research Revealed This class has been cancelled
Speakers: Lingtak-Neander Chan, Jennifer Kapur, Heidi Combs, Anita Afzali
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Comparative Religion
Instructor: David Smith
Date: Saturday, February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Oceanography of the Pacific Northwest Course Full
Instructor: Katie Marshall Lalish 
New Dates: Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Old Date: Monday, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM