More than 100 Villagers beat the heat and took advantage of 15 tuition-free classes offered at Pine Run in July. One Villager, Marie Wagner, enthusiastically immersed herself in every class!
With its easy mix of imaginative and practical material presented by professional teachers and Village Volunteers, the 2nd Annual Summer Session of Pine Run University is without a doubt a winning passage in the calendar of happenings on campus.
The following comments convey delight in the array of classes as well as reward in the discovery of knowledge and talent among neighbors and associates:
“My wife and I were amazed at the diversity of topics provided. In a great week of learning, our minds were stimulated with information about health, weather, energy conservation, plant care, and bird navigation. In different classes, we learned facts about the country of Australia and how the Mormon Library can be used to research genealogy of a family name. We even had chance to attempt Ceili Dance, a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland.”
— Walter & Kathleen Augustine, Fringetree Court
“I was so pleased to see the arrangements the attendees made in my Ikebana Class – they were excellent! Everyone received two branches and three flowers to create an arrangement following a form of Japanese flower art. Ceil helped me gather the materials from local shops to be sure we had enough on hand for the day. I learned Sogetsu Ikebana in England and it took me five years of weekly lessons and independent projects to earn a teaching certificate. Just like living at Pine Run, Ikebana can satisfy a natural urge to interact with flowers.”
— Sylvia Roman, Larch Cluster
“The Memory Class was very good because the professor talked about foods that help our brains operate! She also gave us helpful hints on how to remember things like names, dates, and other information crowding our mental rolodex.”
— Ruth Gilronan, Euonymus Cluster
“I registered for three classes and ended up attending two. The class that sticks in my mind was presented by a powerful duo – Judy Brackenrig and Tracy Mullarkey. I’ve never been to Australia, but I was amazed at the level of work and talent these ladies invested in entertaining and educating us about the land down under. The whole experience complemented interesting reading and discussion of a novel about Australia, The Light Between Oceans, in our Book Club at Pine Run.”
— Alice Sowers, Dogwood Cluster