The Center for Senior Enrichment (CSE), under the auspices of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, provides daily ZOOM programming for all older adults throughout the Valley, exploring music, movement, history, art and more during the month of March.
New this month is a look at the often-overlooked gender in comedy-females. “Women in Comedy: A Subversive History” will be presented by One Day University 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. From Cornelia Otis Skinner in the 1930s to Joan Rivers in the ‘60s and beyond, this talk looks at the hilarious, and often subversive, history of women in comedy.
And what would March be without a nod to the Irish? Begged and Borrowed, a Celtic music duo, will perform live for a St. Patty’s Day Celebration 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, complete with Celtic harp, flute, whistles and Irish bouzouki. Pianist Nicole Pesce returns with another edition of the Great American Songbook 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, this month featuring classic songs with a “tip o’ the hat” to the Irish.
Representatives from the Phoenix Art Museum with give a new presentation on The Art of Illusion 11 a.m. Thursday, March 11, discussing and demonstrating how artists make us see objects that aren’t the way they seem. The Jane Przelica Presentation Series is offering Frida Kahlo: A Life in Art 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23 and Jan Krulick-Belin presents a look at Gustav Klimt’s Lady in Gold: A Jeweled Portrait Speaks 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 30.
CSE also introduces a new monthly series featuring actors from the Herberger Theater Lunch Time Theater. Kicking off this new program 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18 is Tea for Three, a Betty Ford monologue featuring Kandyce Hughes.
Fridays include a Welcome Shabbat program at 11 a.m., with Rabbi Nitzan Stein Kokin of Congregation Beth El March 5, and other special guests the following Fridays.
Movement and Dance classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday, including everything from chair yoga and ballet to Latin Fusion dances.
“Our attendance has increased each week since we began in November,” states Jennifer Brauner, CSE director. “Through our virtual presentations, we have skirted the transportation issue many older adults face, enabling us to reach out throughout the Valley to provide meaningful, engaging programs to older adults in the comfort and safety of their own homes.”
Classes and programs are open to all older adults in the greater Phoenix area. New offerings are added each month. All are free and available on Zoom.
For a complete list of classes, visit jfcsaz.org/cse. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jennifer Brauner at 602-343-0192.