Free: Spring Classes in the Community

Free Spring Classes in the Community

ILR is proud to present select courses in the community this spring. Join us for engaging classes focusing on history, literature, creative arts, and health and wellness in convenient locations across Frederick County.  Classes are made possible by a generous donation from the Shirley Cruickshank Wolfe Fund.

To register for these individual classes, please contact the individual facility where you would like to attend a class. The staff at your location will provide details and confirm your participation.


Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
5 sessions • 10 hours
Watch and discuss a PBS series based “How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World,” a bestselling book by Steven Johnson. Examine the slow genius and strokes of luck that intersected with modern necessity to deliver modern marvels. Note: A copy of the book will be provided to participants on the first day of class.

Instructor: Marta Kikena de Matto
ILR953 • 5-Digit Number: 19452
Wednesdays • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • 3/4 – 4/1
Location: Urbana Regional Library
Call to Register: (301) 600-7000

Natural and Cultural Pictorial Tour of Bulgaria
4 sessions • 4 hours
Experience nearly 2000 years of human civilization including nature of this gorgeous Balkan nation. From Roman ruins and ancient monasteries, to Medieval churches and their art, explore Bulgaria through pictures and discussions. See photos of rare flowers and butterflies from some of the most picturesque mountains in the world.

Instructor: Kathy Barylski
ILR978 • 5-Digit Number: 19614
Tuesdays • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. • 3/10 – 4/7 | No Class: 3/24
Location: Daybreak Adult Day
Call to Register: (301) 696-0808

The Lives and Times of Charles and Ann Morrow Lindbergh
4 sessions • 6 hours
Discover Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s life of flight when this famous aviator marries an ambassador’s daughter. They become a flying couple and together explore the world by way of airline routes still in use today. Family life tragedies and world events ultimately move their lives in conflicting and life altering directions.

Instructor: Gerard Blake
ILR 931 • 5-Digit Number: 19444
Mondays • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. • 4/6 – 4/27
Location: Myersville Community Library
Call to Register: (301) 600-8350

Women and the Vote- New!
3 sessions • 4.5 hours
The Nineteenth Amendment, becoming a part of the U.S. Constitution on August 18, 1920, states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” One hundred years later, join us for a review of the incredible and historic journey of women’s suffrage.

Instructor: Mary Mannix & Teri Bisceglia
ILR979 • 5-Digit Number: 19451
Wedneday • 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. • 4/22 – 5/6
Location: Frederick Senior Center
Call to Register: (301) 600-3525

Dementia 101 – A Three Part Series – New!
3 sessions • 6 hours
Understand the basics of dementia. Discuss the differences between normal aging and dementia, investigate the difference between reversible and irreversible forms of dementia, and look at the risk factors. Follow the processes for diagnosing dementia and explore the symptoms of various forms of dementia.

Instructor: Thea Uhlig-Ruff
ILR834 • 5-Digit Number: 19302
Thursday • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. • 5/7 – 5/21
Location: Frederick C Burr Artz Public Library
Call to Register: (301) 600-1630