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Announcements: April 1st – April 7th


Week of April 1st – April 7th

Did You Know?

What is the difference between a memoir and an autobiography? Both works use the pronouns “I” and “me”. Both are a nonfiction, retelling of a person’s life. The subject the work would be about is the same, so is there a difference?
Well, yes.
Memoir comes from the French word “memoire” meaning memory. And that’s exactly what a memoir is. Memoirs are nonfiction narratives of hand selected stories and memories usually within a theme or during a specific time that the author is sharing. Memoirs can be written in many ways but should include: honesty, plot and setting, supporting details, a theme, something the author had to overcome, and first person style. The author is selective in what they decide to share.
An autobiography is a historical and factual account of the author’s entire life, up until that point of writing. The events are factual and can be fact checked; and often are used as resources by historians. While many are written by those who have achieved fame, you don’t need to be a celebrity, politician, or athlete to write one. The structure of an autobiography can go one of two ways. The first consists of the foundation, adversity, and conclusion. The second is more akin to “A hero’s journey” format, starting with adversity, then foundation, finishing with conclusion.

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• Our own Glenda Partee and Virginia Ferguson both have works in the Black Art Matters Art Show at the Carollwood Cultural Center. The reception is April 12th. The show is in the main theater and runs through May.

• On Monday April 1st Painting with Rick is cancelled. Class will resume next week, Monday April 8th.

• Potluck is April 3rd.

Intermediate/Advanced Open Play Mah Jongg with an Instructor begins April 3rd after Potluck. Open play will run from 1:00 to 3:30pm on Wednesday afternoons. The signup sheet is on the resource table.

Beginning Conversational Spanish is restarting April 11th. If you missed out on the first round of Spanish this class is for you. Class will run for six weeks on Thursday from 10:00-11:30am.

• Abstract Art with Sarah Hanson is taking a break for the month of April. However Meditative Doodling will continue every Wednesday from 10 to noon.

• Are you Interested in Crochet? Class would start in May and run for 6 weeks on Monday. You can call Morgan (813-932-9241) to put your name on the list or sign the sheet on the resource table. Please sign your name and circle if you’d prefer a morning or afternoon class, or both if you are good with either.

• Are you interested in teaching in our outreach program? We need two instructors, willing to go to an adult day care center or ALF once a month and conduct a paint-a-long. We will give you brushes, paints, and canvases. If you’re interested, please call or email Arleen Mariotti at [email protected] and 813-932-0241.

• Sometimes, things happen. If you cannot get to the LEC because you are temporarily (or permanently) unable to drive, you might benefit from our Uber card program. We received a grant that awards you a $50.00 Uber card you can use for transportation to and from the LEC. If you are interested, please call Arleen (813-932-0241) to get your application started.

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