Classes are filling fast at CRI

By Lynn Lagreid | Sep 19, 2013

Get ready! Classes will begin soon.  Creative Retirement Institute of Edmonds Community College offers college level, non-credit classes for older adults.  There aren’t any exams or grades and the subject matter is fascinating and informative.

Our offices and main classroom are conveniently located right here in downtown Edmonds (4th and Bell) at the Edmonds Conference Center.  We use other community sites as well: Edmonds Senior Center, Fairwinds Brighton Court, Dale Turner YMCA , and Cristwood Park Retirement Community.

Many of you look forward to our quiz, which introduces you to class topics such as: literature, history, music appreciation, film critique, computer tips, astronomy, geology, current issues, international trends, and health.  And the great thing about this quiz—you don’t have to wait until the next issue of the paper for the answers!

Q. Where is there competition for access to natural resources and new shipping lanes?

A. The Arctic (The Arctic: An Emerging Actor on the World Stage).

Q. What are some of America’s various musical traditions of the ‘50s and ‘60s?

A.  Folk songs, Tin Pan Alley standards, blues, jazz, rock’n’roll, rock and its myriad substyles, rhythm and blues, disco, and popular “vernacular” music making

(American Popular Music of the ‘50s and ‘60s).

Q. What country’s rapid economic growth is having widespread effect on the environment?

A. China (China’s Economic Development: At What Cost to the Environment?)

Q. Who composed more than 1,500 songs; many used in popular musicals?

A. Irving Berlin (Bing, Fred, and Ginger Meet Irving Berlin in Hollywood)

Q. What is formed when the top of a pahoehoe flow becomes crusted and can support itself and the fluid lava below continues to flow until it drains away?

A. Lava Tube ( Fire and Brimstone: The Geology of Volcanoes)

Q. The study of which play features the “merry war” of wits between Beatrice and Benedick?

A. Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing).

Q. What area features archaeological digs that aid in the understanding  of the writing of the books of the Bible?

A. The Middle East (Archaeology and the Bible)

Q. New advances in medical science, especially genetic engineering, give contemporary contexts for which novel?

A. Frankenstein (Monstrous Reflections: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein)

Q. What led Helge Ingstad to a Viking settlement in NW Newfoundland in the middle of the 20th century?

A. Icelandic sagas (The Vikings: Scourge or Inspiration?)

Q. Who are CSE youth and what is SAGE?

A. Commercially Sexually Exploited youth and Standing Against Global Exploitation (Sex Trafficking in the US and Abroad)

Q. Which Microsoft latest operating system has had a mixed reception in the technical press?

A. Windows 8 (Surviving and Thriving on Windows 8)

These are just 11 of the 29 courses offered Fall quarter.  Register soon, classes fill quickly.

Brochures are available in the lobby of the Edmonds Conference Center.  CRI offices are on the second floor, open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.  If you have questions or would like a brochure mailed please call the office 425-640-1830.

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