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DOVER LIFETIME LEARNING

Classes are offered via Zoom

Fun with Ukulele 

September 8 - November 24; Cost $35 Per Household

Come learn basic chords and strumming on the ukulele to accompany traditional folk songs and more modern songs. Bring your own ukulele or rent one at Needham Music (781-453-8067). No experience is needed and new students are always welcome.  Join us from the comfort of your home to have fun with music.

Daniel Metraux has led Ukulele groups in New England for many years and has taught in Dover since 2015. 

Roth's American Pastoral 

Mondays, 1:30-3:00 P.M. 

September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 and 18; Cost: $40.00

Phillip Roth (1933-2018) is one of the most acclaimed and prolific authors of the past 50 years. Roth drew on his own life experience and on American and universal themes: identity, the search for meaning in one's life, familial conflict, sex and love, loss, and the American striving for material success. He has been severely criticized for being a self-hating Jew, for his frankly erotic texts, and for misogyny in his portrayal of women in his novels. He also won accolades galore for his writing, His blend of the fictional and the autobiographical, his incisive satires of American society, and his deconstruction of longstanding American myths and values are evident in all his work.

In this course, we will focus on the most well-known of Roth's Zuckerman novels, American Pastoral (1997), considered by many to be his masterwork. Roth was awarded over 50 literary prizes during his lifetime, and among these was the Pulitzer.

The instructor, Lynne Spigelmire, Viti, JD PhD is a faculty emerita of the Writing Program at Wellesley College.  

 

To register, please email the Dover COA at coadoverma.gov or call the Dover COA at 508-315-5734.  Please make your check payable to the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging, write the class you are attending on your check and mail it to P.O. Box 250, Dover, MA 02030.

Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge and Lucy Barton

Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

October 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Cost: $35.00

American novelist Elizabeth Strout (1956- )is the author of eight books, the most well-known of which is Olive Kitteridge, which won a Pulitzer Prize. Marriage, sibling relationships ,and the lives of people in a small Maine town provide the basis for the linked tales in Olive Kitteridge. Critics consider Strout a standout writer of literary fiction and a master of the interlocking short stories-as-novel form.  Our other focus text for this course will be Strout’s 2016 compact novel My Name is Lucy Barton, longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize that year.  The novel has been described as “a simple, yet deep depiction of the fierce love and intense pain of a mother-daughter relationship.” In this class, we will focus on selected chapters from Olive Kitteridge, the full text of My Name is Lucy Barton, and one of the stories in Olive, Again. 

Lynne Spigelmire Viti, PhD is a Senior Lecturer Emerita in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks and many scholarly publications on literature, legal studies, and composition theory. She has published poetry and fiction in over 60 online and print literary journals. 

To register, please email the Dover COA at coadoverma.gov or call the Dover COA at 508-315-5734.  Please make your check payable to the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging, write the class you are attending on your check and mail it to P.O. Box 250, Dover, MA 02030.

Portraiture of Prominent Bostonians

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

October 28 and November 4; Cost $15.00

As we explore a 150-year span of portraiture, we will learn about leading Bostonians and portraitists who painted them. In the process, catch a glimpse of Boston as economic, intellectual, and political center of the colonies in the 18th and early 19th centuries, as a vibrant hub of the new American nation during the efflorescent federal period, and as home to the splendid lifestyle of the Boston Brahmins in the Gilded Age.

Deborah H. Stein, PhD specializes in American and European fine arts and visual culture and in the history of collecting and museums. She holds the Ph.D. from Boston University in the history of art and architecture, as well as graduate degrees in education and management from Harvard and Northeastern Universities respectively. Professor Stein has taught American art, Italian Renaissance art, and the undergraduate survey of art and architecture at Boston University. She has also been a lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2006.

To register, please email the Dover COA at coadoverma.gov or call the Dover COA at 508-315-5734.  Please make your check payable to the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging, write the class you are attending on your check and mail it to P.O. Box 250, Dover, MA 02030.

Scholarships available.
 For further information and details, please call the Dover Council on Aging: 508-315-5734 

Up in Smoke BBQ Wednesday, September 1, 2021 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Outdoors at the Caryl Community Center

To register:  Please visit the COA office at the Caryl Community Center or call the Dover COA at 508-315-5734
Cost: $5 per person pre-registration or $10 on Day of Event 

“UP IN SMOKE” BBQ Pictures

 

  

 

Friends of the Council on Aging PO Box 130
Dover, MA 02030

Annual Harvest Brunch was held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Dover American Legion

Annual Fundraiser

The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging held their annual Harvest Brunch at the Dover American Legion. This event raised funds for the Council on Aging to provide more diverse classes, day and overnight trips to fun places and even the purchase of office furniture. Music was provided by Trevor Mitoma while attendees dined and had a memorable and fun time. There were many raffle items and a silent auction of wonderful donations.

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