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CMAP July/August Events

Programs include in-person, virtual, or hybrid.

 

CMAP STAYCATION (Various Locations)

Monday, August 5–Friday, August 9

A week of summer fun at CMAP

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/566

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

2024 CMAP FALL BENEFIT

GOLDEN JUBILEE

Thursday, September 12, 6:00 p.m.

101 Poor Farm Road, Princeton

Celebrating fifty years of

INSPIRATION & INNOVATION

 

2024 Leadership Awards:

• Individual Honoree: Past Board Chairs, represented by Joan Girgus and

past Executive Directors, Jocelyn Helm, Jan Marmor, and Susan Hoskins

• Corporate Honoree: Bloomberg Philanthropies

• Community Impact Honoree: Princeton Area Community Foundation

https://cmaprinceton.org/golden-jubilee/

 

 

EVERGREEN FORUM:

Fall 2024 Course List

Most classes begin the week of September 30, 2024.

https://cmaprinceton.org/evergreen-forum/

 

 

FORGOTTEN LEADERS: EXPLORING THE LEGACIES OF LESSER-KNOWN PRESIDENTS

(Hybrid - In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesdays, August 13 through August 27

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/553

 

 

 

STAYCATION AT CMAP

It’s August, the A/C is on, and the heat outside is unbearable. Looking for a way to stay entertained and cool? Join us for a staycation in the first week of August! Enjoy arts, music, food, and new friends. Check out the itinerary below.

 

Monday, August 5 — Meet Your Match for Staycation Week

HOW TO DATE & MAKE FRIENDS ONLINE (Hybrid In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Monday, August 5 from 11:00 a.m.–noon

Fee: $5

Let’s get together and learn about popular websites for meeting romantic partners. We will review setting up a profile, showcase multiple sites, and answer questions about private messaging, dating etiquette, etc. What a great way to kick off staycation week!

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/566

 

SPEED FRIENDING (In-Person at NSK Location)

Monday, August 5 from 1:00–2:30 p.m.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet a new friend to enjoy Staycation with. Come join us for an exciting afternoon of Speed Friend-ing! Whether you’re new in town or just looking to make new friends, this event is perfect for you. You will have three to five minutes of one-on-one with several other participants. Conversation starters will be provided by the event host.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/566

 

Tuesday, August 6 — Let’s Get Creative!

CANVAS PAINTING (In-Person at NSK Location)

Fee: $5

Tuesday, August 6 from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

What better way to enjoy your staycation than dipping your brush into paint and creating something beautiful? Participants will paint a birdhouse on canvas. The instructor will provide stems that will stick out of the canvas, and we will secure artificial birds to the stems for a 3D effect.

Event sponsored by: Town Square Adult Day Enrichment Center

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/566

 

Wednesday, August 7 — A Cool Treat on a Hot Day

DIY SMOOTHIES AND FROZEN YOGURTS (In-Person at NSK Location)

Wednesday, August 7 from 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Fee: $5

Beat the summer heat with our DIY Smoothies and Frozen Yogurts program! Dive into a world of refreshing flavors and cool treats as we guide you through delicious recipes designed to tantalize your taste buds and keep you refreshed all summer long. From tropical fruit blends to creamy yogurt delights, our program is perfect for the summer months. Join us as we blend, swirl, and sip our way to summer bliss!

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/566

 

Thursday, August 8 — An Afternoon with the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players

ALL AROUND THE WORLD: SUMMER VIBES (In-Person at SPB Location)

Thursday, August 8 from 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Submerge into summer vibes with the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players showcasing classical tunes and mesmerizing melodies in this special concert sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/566

 

Friday, August 9 — An Introduction (or Re-Introduction) to Princeton Services

INTRO TO PRINCETON (In-Person at SPB Location)

Friday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m.–noon

End your week connecting with friends while discovering local organizations and the valuable services they offer. Listen to brief info presentations and take advantage of the opportunity to meet one-on-one with various agencies and organizations providing social, educational, and community services.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/566

 

 

 

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO LEARN ABOUT OUR SPONSORS — THEIR SUPPORT HELPS FUND OUR PROGRAMS

The Bank of Princeton, Brandywine Living: Princeton, Pennington, & Serenade at Princeton, Chefs for Seniors, Icon Riverwalk

 

 

 

ARTS & CULTURE

 

THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO (Zoom)

Tuesdays and Thursdays in July & August, 4:00–5:00 p.m. (not meeting on 8/1)

Step into the Golden Age of Radio on Zoom! Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a nostalgic journey into the past, featuring iconic shows such as Dimension X on Tuesdays and The Whistler on Thursdays. Experience the enchantment of this era as we bring the magic of sound and imagination to life. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be entertained and amazed!

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/554

 

LIBRARY READS (Zoom)

Monday, July 1, 1:00 p.m.

Monday, August 5, 1:00 p.m.

The Princeton Public Librarians will present a showcase of recent and notable book titles, offering recommendations to enrich your to-be-read list.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/556

 

MASTERING THE ART OF PAINTING (In-Person at SPB Location)

Fridays, July 12 through August 30, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Fee: $85 resident/$95 non-resident

For intermediate painters, this eight-session class emphasizes the components of the creative painting process.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/557

 

NEVERTHELESS, THEY PERSISTED: WOMEN COMPOSERS PRIOR TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Zoom)

Thursdays, August 22 through September 12

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Fee: $40 resident/$50 non-resident

Classical composition has long been dominated by men. Only a few works by female composers have made it into the classical mainstream over the years: those of Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, for example. But Oxford Music Online lists nearly 200 women composers before 1900, dating as far back as the eighth century! In this four-week course, Dr. Brenda Leonard explores some of the women who defied expectations and wrote music anyway — music that is still played today.

Instructor: Brenda Leonard

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/558

 

THE WONDERS OF WORDPLAY — SUMMER QUARTER (Zoom)

Mondays July 1 through September 30, 2:00 p.m. (no meeting 9/2)

Fee: $10

Join our cooperative-style poetry workshop where participants share their own poems, receive constructive feedback, and are given a weekly prompt for inspiration. All poets, whether novices or seasoned pros, are welcome!

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/568

 

 

 

GAMES & RECREATION

 

BILINGUAL BINGO (In-Person at SPB Location)

Saturday, July 20, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Join an afternoon of bilingual bingo, where fun and socializing blend in two languages. It’s free, everyone’s a winner, and you can win incredible prizes! Registration is required.

   Únete a una tarde de bingo bilingüe, donde la diversión y la socialización se mezclan en dos idiomas. ¡No tiene costo, todos son ganadores y podrás llevarte premios increíbles! La inscripción es necesaria.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/535

 

GAMES DAY (In-Person at SPB Location)

Tuesdays in July & August, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Come with a partner or a few friends to enjoy game playing at CMAP. Canasta, Mah Jongg (bring your own set), Scrabble, and Social Bridge.

Registration required due to limited space.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/536

 

POKER: TEXAS HOLD ’EM OPEN PLAY (In-Person at SPB Location)

Thursdays in July & August, 3:00–4:30 p.m. (not meeting 7/4 and 8/1)

Ready to test your poker face? Join our Texas Hold ’em group for exciting, strategy-filled games! This is perfect for those who already have a basic understanding of the game. Enjoy the thrill of poker in a friendly, no-money environment. Sharpen your skills, meet new friends, and have a great time — no stakes, just fun!

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/537

 

 

 

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

EVERY BODY WALK! (In-Person at Various Locations)

Wednesdays, May 8 through October 30, 8:50 a.m.

Discover the perfect blend of scenic exploration and expert guidance with our complimentary walking program on the beautiful trails of Princeton. Led by a seasoned doctor of physical therapy, it’s not just a walk — it’s a chance to ask questions and learn about walking safety while surrounded by nature’s beauty. Walking sticks and canes are welcome, although participants must keep up with the group’s pace to attend the program. Embrace the rhythm of the trails and let the journey unfold! This program is offered in partnership with Innovative Physical Therapy in Princeton.

Leader: Dr. Laura Wong Koenig

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/431

 

THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD (In-person at NSK Location)

Wednesday, July 10 through July 31, 10:00 a.m.

On hiatus in August.

Fee: $30 resident/$35 non-resident

Discover the power of the Feldenkrais Method! Enhance movement, flexibility, and coordination through gentle actions and focused mind-body connections. Experience increased ease, range of motion, and graceful movement. Remember to bring your exercise mat, or one will be provided.

Instructor: Jackie Boone

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/530

 

FUSION YOGA (In-person at NSK Location)

July Session: Monday, July 8 through July 29, 11:00 a.m. (no class 7/22)

August Session: Monday, August 5 through August 26, 11:00 a.m. (no class 8/19)

Monthly Fee: $25 resident/$30 non-resident

This in-person bespoke yoga class is designed to invigorate the body, clear the mind, and uplift the spirit. Through a blend of movement, stretching, breath work, and balance exercises utilizing props like chairs, blocks, walls, and the floor, we’ll ensure that every posture is both meaningful and the asana awesome! Anticipate thirty minutes of gentle flowing sequences, making poses accessible to all levels, followed by fifteen minutes of stretching and reflective practice.

Instructor: Debbi Gitterman is an experienced yoga instructor and certified yoga therapist whose expertise lies in making yoga accessible to everybody.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/526

 

SEATED SERENITY: CHAIR YOGA FOR WELLNESS – SUMMER QUARTER (Zoom)

Thursday July 11 through September 26, 10:00 a.m.

Fee: $80 resident/$90 non-resident

This class offers a compassionate approach to move with more ease and comfort. Build strength and self-assurance in your physical abilities as you practice gentle movement while expanding your comfortable range of motion. Find relief, resilience, and a general sense of well-being as you learn ways to reduce tension using breath regulation, visualization, and/or mindfulness techniques.

Instructor: Danalee Gascon

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/534

 

SOLVENTS & GLUE (In-person at NSK Location)

Wednesdays, July 10 through August 21, 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $50 resident/$60 non-resident

This seven-session exercise class is a groundbreaking movement system designed to strengthen and stabilize major joints in your body. Led by certified teacher Jackie Boone, these innovative lessons will invigorate your musculoskeletal system and complement various physical exercise and wellness practices. Sign up for a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through mindful movement.

Instructor: Jackie Boone

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/533

 

TABLE TENNIS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Every Monday and Friday, 1:00–4:30 p.m.

Join us for camaraderie, exercise, and fun! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, all skill levels are welcome to participate in this energetic and exciting sport. Come and enjoy the game with us!

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/532

 

TAI CHI (In-Person at SPB Location)

July Session: Tuesday, July 9 through July 30, 11:00 a.m.–noon

August Session: Tuesday, August 6 through August 27, 11:00 a.m.–noon

Monthly Fee: $20 resident/$25 non-resident

This gentle form of exercise helps to maintain strength, flexibility, and balance and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing.

Instructor: Sisco Kinjo

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/529

 

ZEN MAT YOGA: FIND YOUR CENTER – SUMMER QUARTER (Zoom)

Monday, July 1 through September 30, 10:00 a.m. (no class 9/2)

Fee: $80 resident/$90 non-resident

Discover the transformative power of yoga in this comprehensive workshop. Explore strength-building postures, breathwork, soothing sounds, and meditation for profound relaxation. Perfect for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Bring your yoga mat, yoga strap, blocks/bolsters, water bottle, and wear comfy clothes. Join us and rejuvenate your body and mind!

Instructor: Joy Cline-Okoye

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/531

 

 

 

PICKLEBALL MANIA

 

Explore the diverse schedule of our monthly pickleball activities at: https://cmaprinceton.org/health-wellness/

 

New! PRIVATE LESSONS WITH THE PRO

Book personalized one-on-one or small group lessons with our instructor, Carolyn. Focus on specific skills, drills, and more to get into top pickleball shape! Available for any level of play.

 

Please note: Registration for August pickleball sessions will be available mid-July.

 

FOR BEGINNERS:

Players should be brand new to the sport or looking to refresh their skills.

 

A TASTE OF PICKLEBALL

Experience a dynamic two-hour beginner’s workshop, combining skill instruction with active gameplay for an exciting introduction to the sport.

Fee: $35 resident/$40 non-resident

 

GET INTO THE GAME!

Now that you know the basics from A Taste of Pickleball, join your instructor for two hours of gameplay designed to improve skill and get a feel for real gameplay.

Fee: $35 resident/$40 non-resident

 

FOR ADVANCED-BEGINNERS TO LOWER INTERMEDIATE

Players should have knowledge of the game and be able to keep score, dink, serve, and have taken an intro to pickleball course. Please, no beginners in Prep & Play or Play with the Pro. If you’re new to the sport, check out A Taste of Pickleball and Get into the Game!

 

PREP & PLAY

Learn new techniques on the court with expert instruction and enjoy open game play with guided support to enhance your game.

Fee: $35 resident/$40 non-resident

 

PLAY WITH THE PRO

This exciting small-group pickleball experience allows players to engage in energetic gameplay while refining skills under the guidance of our expert instructor.

Fee: $20 resident/$25 non-resident

 

GROUP COURT RENTALS

Reserve our pickleball court at 45 Stockton Street in the Suzanne Patterson Building! Bookings are first-come, first-served, and non-refundable. Available dates and times are listed in the Pickleball Group Court Rental form.

New Summer Rate: $20 per hour

 

 

 

LIFELONG LEARNING

 

COSMOLOGY (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m.; Annual Fee: $40

Dive into the mysteries of the universe with our dynamic Cosmology group. Join us for engaging, peer-led discussions that explore the wonders of physics and metaphysics. Come expand your mind and unravel the secrets of the cosmos.

Instructor: Contact brucewallman@gmail.com for more information.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/551

 

ESTATE PLANNING (In-Person at NSK Location)

Thursday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m.–noon

United Way of Greater Mercer County in partnership with Chase Bank will discuss estate planning. Having a plan in place will best serve your family as it will guide them on your wishes during the transfer of estate. We want to help you be informed about what will happen to your resources, as well as need-to-know questions to ask when estate planning to maximize what is left for your family.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/552

 

FORGOTTEN LEADERS: EXPLORING THE LEGACIES OF LESSER-KNOWN PRESIDENTS (Hybrid - In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesdays, August 13 through August 27 from 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Fee: $30 resident/$40 non-resident

Explore the intriguing lives and legacies of lesser-known Presidents in this engaging three-week course. Delve into the enigmatic persona of Franklin Pierce, navigating through his tumultuous presidency and personal struggles. Uncover the unexpected narratives behind Chester Arthur and his transformative impact on American politics before concluding with the stoic leadership of Calvin Coolidge, shedding light on his quiet yet influential tenure in the White House.

   Presenter: Ben Ridings is a curator at Cape May MAC (Museums + Arts + Culture) a nonprofit historical organization in Cape May, New Jersey.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/553

 

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S FOR CAREGIVERS: UNDERSTANDING EARLY-STAGE (Hybrid - In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesdays, July 9 through July 23, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

In this three-part series, attendees will learn the symptoms of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, resource planning for early-stage, the components of a care team, and how to successfully work with each during the disease’s early stages.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/554

 

PURPOSE REIMAGINED: A WORKSHOP (In-Person at NSK Location)

Thursday, July 18 from 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Fee: $10 resident/$15 non-resident

Uncover the reasons behind our daily actions and craft personal purpose statements through this engaging workshop focused on exploring the moments, people, and places that have shaped our lives. Let’s uncover the why behind what we do and put our newfound clarity into action. Rediscover your purpose and navigate post-retirement with intention. Light refreshments will be provided.

Facilitator: Krista Hendrickson has an extensive background in higher education, aiding people through times of transition through engaging classes and workshops.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/559

 

 

 

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

 

Programs

 

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT MONTHLY PRESENTATION – TRAVELS IN CANYONLANDS (Hybrid - In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Friday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.

Please note: No monthly presentation in August.

Join Dina Kravets and Karen Coates as they present their recent Road Scholar trip, “On the Road: Absolute Southwest — A Canyonlands Adventure.” They will share pictures and stories from their visits to Sedona, Montezuma’s Castle, Monument Valley, and the quartet of canyons: Antelope, Zion, Bryce, and Grand. If you enjoyed their 2022 Colorado River rafting presentation, you will love the Canyonlands trip. We hope you can join us!

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/570

 

Groups

 

AGING GAILY (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Monday, July 15, 3:00 p.m.

Monday, August 19, 3:00 p.m.

Engage in social activities, build friendships, and offer support.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/538

 

CRAFTER’S CORNER (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Thursday, July 11, 10:00 a.m.–noon

Thursday, August 8, 10:00 a.m.–noon

Fun space for craft hobbies.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/546

 

COMMUNITY WITHOUT WALLS

Community Without Walls is a membership organization of individuals dedicated to pursuing mutually supportive activities to enhance members’ ability to grow older in their own homes and communities, for as long as possible, successfully and with dignity.

For more information, head to our website https://cmaprinceton.org/community-without-walls/.

 

FOREVER YOUNG

Currently on hiatus.

For young older adults who may still be working or in early retirement.

 

The Global Conversation Community

Join our Global Conversation groups and immerse yourself in language and culture! Whether a native speaker or language learner, our inclusive spaces welcome everyone for rich exchanges and connections.

 

CAFÉ FRANÇAIS - SUMMER  QUARTER (In-Person at NSK Location)

On hiatus for July and August.

 

GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS

Currently on hiatus.

For individuals open to worldly conversations from diverse communities, cultures, and backgrounds. All are welcome!

 

¡SE HABLA ESPAÑOL! CHARLAS DE CORAZÓN (Zoom)

July Meetings: Thursday, July 11 and July 25, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

August Meeting: Thursday, August 29, 4:00–5:00 p.m. 

Disfruta de intercambios culturales, juegos de palabras

y narraciones para construir conexiones. Celebremos la

diversidad de voces. Es necesario registrarse, sin costo.

            Enjoy cultural exchanges, word games, and

storytelling to build connections. Let’s celebrate the

diversity of voices.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/549

 

PICNIC FOR RUSSIAN-SPEAKING COMMUNITY (In-Person at Marquand Park)

Wednesday, July 24, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us for a delightful picnic in the park for the Russian-speaking community!  It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends and family while celebrating our shared culture and heritage. Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy the summer sunshine together! Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/548

 

LET’S TALK (In-Person at NSK Location)

Wednesdays in July & August, 3:00 p.m.

General conversation group.

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/547

 

SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB

Currently on hiatus.

Join us for a social hour of chatting, sharing, and refreshments led by Rosetta Bruce.

 

TED TALKS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesdays in July, 10:30 a.m.

On hiatus for August.

Together we’ll watch a TED Talk then participate in an awesome discussion led by Helen Burton. Everyone’s invited! This month’s buzzworthy topics:

July 9 — Aziz Abu Sarah and Maoz Inon: A Palestinian and an Israeli, face to face

July 16 — Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation

July 23 — Jason Rugolo: Welcome to the world of audio computers

July 30 — Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/550

 

TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Friday, July 19, 2:30 p.m.

Friday, August 16, 2:30 p.m.

This group addresses many kinds of issues that can arise during the transition to retirement. Registration required, no fee.

Facilitator: Paul Knight

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/569

 

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT COFFEE KLATCH

Contact WIR for the location of the meeting.

All are welcome.

For more information go to https://wiret.wordpress.com/.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

BEREAVEMENT (Zoom)

Monday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m.

(Usually third Monday of each month)

Call Sherri Goldstein 609.819.1226 to attend.

— Monthly gatherings to cope with grief and loss.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/539

 

CAREGIVERS (Zoom)

Monday, July 1 at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, August 5 at 3:00 p.m.

(Usually first Monday of each month)

— Monthly meetings to share challenges and experiences.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/541

 

CLEARING SPACES (Zoom)

Mondays in July & August, 3:00 p.m.

Whether you aim to downsize, organize, or reclaim your closet floor, we invite you to our weekly Zoom meeting. It’s an inspirational and nonjudgmental space where we share tips, challenges, and triumphs in decluttering journeys. Plus, we dedicate part of the hour to accomplishing a small task, ensuring you leave each meeting more organized than when you arrived!

Registration required, no fee.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/542

 

EARLY-STAGE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Thursday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 15 at 3:00 p.m.

(Usually third Thursday of each month)

— For those with early-stage memory loss.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/543

 

FORGET-ME-NOT DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m.

(Usually second Saturday of each month)

— Anyone affected by a loved one’s memory loss.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/544

 

NEXT CHAPTER WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

July Meetings: Wednesday, July 10 and July 24 at 11:00 a.m.

August Meetings: Wednesday, August 7 and August 21 at 11:00 a.m.

(Usually second and fourth Wednesday of each month)

— Safe space for grieving and connection after losing a partner.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

THE DONALD AND NANCY LIGHT TECHNOLOGY LITERACY LAB

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Our well-appointed and roomy Tech Lab welcomes you with PC’s and MAC computers. Stop by to check your email, get some work done, connect with

friends and family or surf the web.

   Tech assistance is available three ways: in-person on Fridays, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at our NSK location, in-person on Fridays, from 1:00 to 4:00 at our SPB location, and virtually, Monday through Friday.

 

THE TECH HOUR (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Every other Wednesday in July & August 11:00 a.m.–noon

Join us bi-weekly for a tech-focused lecture or informational video, followed by a lively conversation led by Nick Macy. Dive into fresh knowledge and stay sharp in our dynamic tech-driven sphere.  This month’s topics:  

      July 10 — USB: History & Mystery

      July 24 — How To Reddit & YouTube Like a Boss.

      August 14 — MacOS: A Deep Dive Part 1

      August 28 — MacOS: A Deep Dive Part 2

No fee, registration required.

https://engage.cmaprinceton.org/component/events/event/567

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

SPB will be closed for floor refinishing Friday, June 28 through Friday, July 5

 

CMAP offices will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 1

 

 

 

JOIN OUR ONLINE PORTAL!

Simplify the registration process by joining our portal! No more typing in your info over and over or forgetting what you’ve registered for — just log in, and it’s all there. Join now for easy event sign-ups at CMAP!

 

 

SAVE THESE DATES

 

HEALTH FAIR/FLU SHOT CLINIC

Thursday, September 26

1:00–5:00 p.m.

 

FLU CLINIC

Monday, October 21

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

 

https://cmaprinceton.org/vaccine-navigators/

 

 

EVERGREEN FORUM:

Fall 2024 Course List

Most classes begin the week of September 30, 2024.

https://cmaprinceton.org/evergreen-forum/

 

2024 Elections: Democracy at Stake? (Hybrid)

Elaine Jacoby

Dive into the tumultuous 2024 elections, dissecting democracy’s fate through Congressional races and ideological lenses.

Wednesdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning October 2 through November 20.

 

All the Fun Math Your Junior-High Teachers Left Out (In-Person)

Mark Schlawin

Embark on a math odyssey exploring probability, logic, and game theory with creativity and collaboration — no prerequisites, just curiosity and humor!

Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for six weeks beginning October 9 through November 13.  

 

America During the Obama Years (Hybrid)

Stan Katz

Delve into the transformative Obama era and post-2008 decade, exploring key events from elections to policy shifts through engaging video analysis and interactive discussions.

Fridays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for six weeks beginning October 11 through November 15.

 

American Impressionism: Bucks County Painters (Hybrid)

Christina Kales

Journey through nineteenth century American Impressionism, focusing on Bucks County School painters reshaping French influence with a distinct American touch.

Fridays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for four weeks beginning October 11 through November 1.

 

American Short Fiction Masterpieces (In-Person)

Susan Matson

Fall in love with modern American short stories delving into diverse voices and themes with engaging discussions and readings.

Fridays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for six weeks beginning October 11 through November 15.  

 

Antebellum America: It Still Matters (Hybrid)

Walter Frank

Uncover the complexities of 1789–1861 Antebellum America, focusing on slavery, constitutional debates, wars, social movements, and technological shifts with a focus on pivotal presidential elections.

Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for six weeks beginning October 24 through December 6 (no class 11/29).

 

Demystifying New Jersey: Geography, Demographics, and Heritage (Hybrid)

Dave Saltzman

Discover the formation of New Jersey from its colonial roots through exploring the history of geography, labor, canals, railroads, and so much more.

Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for four weeks beginning October 10 through October 31.

 

Documentary Films: True or False? (In-Person)

Judy Zinis

Dive into thought-provoking documentaries to uncover truths in a world of misinformation. Explore films like Harvest of Shame, The Thin Blue Line.

Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning October 1 through November 19.

 

The Evolution of Western Art (Virtual)

Wendy Worth

Explore the roots of Western art from prehistoric cave paintings to classical Greece in this fascinating course.

Tuesdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning October 1 through November 19.  

 

Explore, Engage, and Empower (Hybrid)

Princeton University Art Museum Docents

Discover “What was it like to be…” a conceptual artist, an Outsider artist, a Renaissance artist, a Woman artist, an Indigenous artist...all in this engaging art course.

Wednesdays from 1:30–3:00 p.m. for six weeks beginning October 16 through November 20.

 

Geology of the BC Coast Mountains (In-Person)

Lincoln Hollister

Explore the geology of the British Columbia Coast Mountains in the 1960s, highlighting remarkable adventures from more than fifty years of study in this remote region.

Thursdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for four weeks beginning October 10 through October 31.

 

Histories of Indigenous Peoples in America (Hybrid)

Robert Nolan

Invigorate one’s knowledge of America by engaging with key dimensions of the histories and cultures of Indigenous Peoples.

Thursdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning October 3 through November 21.

 

Introduction to Mindfulness Practices (In-Person)

Ruth Goldston

Cultivate mindfulness for better health, stress management, and improved relationships through the study of techniques dating back 2,500 years.

Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for six weeks beginning October 2 through November 6. 

 

Jane Austen, Novels and Films (In-Person)

Dianne Sadoff

Study Jane Austin’s take on “the disinherited daughter” theme through the reading and film adaptations of Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park.

Tuesdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning October 15 through December 3.

 

Magic & Witches in Fiction for Grownups (In-Person)

Judith Wooldridge

Join a captivating discussion course on novels by Mantel, Carter, Fitzgerald, Bulgakov, and more exploring magic, witches, and demons.

Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for six weeks beginning October 1 through November 5.

 

Medicine: The History and the Mystery (In-Person)

Roy Carman & Seth Malin

Experience medicine’s complex history through engaging lectures and literary works by Williams, Gawande, Cather, and more.

Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for eight weeks beginning October 1 through November 19.

 

Reading Lolita in 2024 (In-Person)

Victor Ripp

Delve into the complexities of Nabokov’s Lolita, from controversial reviews to its humorous tone, alongside his personal history reflected in his works.

Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for eight weeks beginning October 2 through November 20.

 

Science in the News (Hybrid)

Harold Heft and Panelists

Join “Science in the News” for weekly insights into the latest research and issues in science and medicine, with engaging lectures and discussions.

Fridays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for eight weeks beginning September 27 through November 22 (no Class 10/4).

 

Scientific Genius (In-Person)

Bernard Abramson

Explore the lives and discoveries of seven scientific geniuses across history, focusing on physics, from Ancient Greece to the twentieth century, with no pre-requisites except curiosity.

Mondays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for six weeks beginning September 30 through November 4.

 

Sunken Voyage (In-Person)

Rich Hendrickson

Embark on a journey through five real-life maritime disasters spanning history through first-hand accounts, historical records, news coverage, and film.

Mondays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for six weeks beginning September 30 through November 4.

 

The Supreme Court – Greatest Hits of 2024 (Hybrid)

Phil Carchman

Uncover key Supreme Court decisions from 2023–2024 on pressing issues impacting lives across the U.S. in this lecture course.

Mondays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for five weeks beginning September 30 through October 28. 

 

To Be Continued...Four Contemporary Novels (In-Person)

Lois Harrod

Join this book club on steroids focused on exploring visibility through the lens of Everett, Ishigura, Patchett, and Strout.

Wednesdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning October 2 through November 20.

 

Two Men at Sea (Virtual)

Lynne Cullinane

Follow the story of two real men at sea as they explore solitude, nature, and ancient history in their books set in the Summer Isles and Skellig Michael.

Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.–noon for eight weeks beginning October 3 through November 21. 

 

Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (In-Person)

Naomi Browar

Deep dive into the effective features of mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression.

Mondays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for three weeks beginning September 30 through October 14.

 

Understanding Human Evolution (Hybrid)

Peter Smith

Explore the branches of the human family tree spanning millions of years to uncover why Earth now hosts over eight billion humans.

Tuesdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning October 1 through November 19.

 

The Evergreen Forum uses a first-come, first-served registration system which opens on Tuesday, August 27 at 9:30 a.m. Course format is subject to change.

Evergreen Forum Fees: $85 for three- to five-week courses

and $110 for six- to eight-week courses.

Cost should never be a barrier to learning!

Senior Scholarships are available to those for whom the fee is a hardship.

 

Evergreen Forum corporate sponsors for fall 2024: Bryn Mawr Trust, Capital Health, Home Instead, Homewatch CareGivers, McCaffrey’s, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, Peapack Private, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

 

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