Week of Dec 18th through Dec 24th
Did You Know?
We are familiar with the classic holiday tale: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. But did you know it wasn’t aimed at a child audience? The poem, published in 1957 by Dr. Theodore Suess, critiques the commercialization of Christmas and the unnecessary need to spend, spend, spend. The relatable Who’s of Whoville represent the people who feel that the holiday is about buying more and more, while the Grinch represents those who enjoy the holiday for what it is; a season of compassion and love.
The article then breaks down each part of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, highlighting lines such as “the tall and the small” representing different social classes (and that they could come together in equality to sing). It is interesting to see how Dr. Suess, who became famous for creating whimsical works for children, gave strong commentary on social affairs and media.
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- The LEC is closed December 18th through January 1st. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Can’t wait to see you all again in the New Year.
- The 2023 Anthology Creative Fire: Embers and Ashes is available. Its ready for purchase on Amazon from the Life Enrichment Center’s page at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CPDH4HQ3?ref_=pe_93986420_774957520
- Photo Club has issued December’s challenge: “December Holiday Cheer”. Lights and decorations, day and night, submit your photos and join the Photo club on December 20th at 1:30pm on Zoom.
- Intro to Mah Jongg is confirmed. Returning instructor Alice Webb, will host classes starting on Monday, January 22nd from 1-3 and last for 6 weeks. This class is for those wanting to learn how to play. The signup sheet is on the resource table in the activity room or you can email us at [email protected]. Towards the end of February we will be starting an Open Play Mah Jong.
- Beginners Conversational Spanish with Ricardo Cruz is on Thursday mornings from 10 to noon. It begins on January 11th and runs through February 15th. You must sign up to attend.
- All art submissions for the Florida State Fair are due January 3rd and MUST be wired correctly. On Wednesday Jan 3rd Tim will be hosting a Wiring Class from 12-1pm. Bring in your piece so that we can guide you through wiring it correctly. Anything NOT wired correctly will be given back to you and not taken to the fair.
- We are looking for volunteers for the Florida State Fair to demo their preferred art medium or craft. Shifts are 3 hours from 10am to 1pm or 11am to 2pm. We are looking for one volunteer per day, per shift. The sign up sheet is on the resource table.
- Julie Buchanan is going to be giving a Diamond Art instructional class on January 9th and 16th from 1 to 3pm. We will have the kits available for purchase or you may bring your own.
- Encaustic Painting is on Saturday January 13th from 9 to 3 with Francine. It is one day only and you will be leaving with two, beautiful finished pieces. This type of art involves a hot wax medium mixed with pigment and a prepared wood board or canvas. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn about this unique technique. Sign up is available on the resource table. Scholarships are available for this class. You must sign up to attend.