Courses

The Human Gut Microbiome

Tuesday, October 16 | 9:30am to 10:30 a.m.

Carl Johnston

$5 non-resident only | Refreshments included

What is the human microbiome? Learn more about the role it plays in your health and nutrition and what scientists have discovered about changes in the microbiome as humans age.

The Hubble Telescope and Study of Galaxies

Thursday, October 18 | 10 to 11 a.m.

Dr. Patrick Durrell

$5 non-resident only | Refreshments included

Launched over 28 years ago, the Hubble Telescope has revolutionized the field of astronomy. Uncover more about the research and discoveries of this amazing instrument from Dr. Durell, a physics and astronomy professor at YSU and Director of the Ward Beecher Planetarium.

MVLLI Plus: Ohio Well Luncheon

Thursday, October 18 | 11:15 a.m.

$8.50 residents and non-residents

Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by a showing of the film "Belle de Jour." Released in 1967, this drama follows a young housewife in Paris as she tries to find fulfillment in her life.

Heroes of the Holocaust

Tuesday, October 23 | 10 to 11 a.m.

Jesse McClain

Free | Refreshments included

These brave individuals were from various countries around the world and dedicated to helping as many as they could. Explore how they assisted others while putting themselves at risk.

MVLLI Plus: America’s Story Through Art

Tuesday, October 23 | 11:15 a.m. to noon

Cleveland Museum of Art Staff

$5 non-resident only

Focusing on years 1945-2000, learn about the empowerment of various segments of American society. The discussion will include civil rights, changing gender roles, the rise of the consumer, the decline of social hierarchy and the impact of technology on American life and art.

Lunch & Learn at the Butler Institute of American Art THIS CLASS IS FULL

Thursday, October 25

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Lunch to follow

Dr. Louis Zona & Joyce Mistovich

524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44505

This is your opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the museum’s still lifes. The program concludes with a visual palate of food from the Collections Café.

History of and Introduction to Chair Yoga

Tuesday, October 30 | 10 to 11 a.m.

Karen Fletcher

$5 non-resident only | Refreshments included

Explore the history of yoga and its growing interest in the U.S. You’ll learn correct breathing methods and participate in a series of gentle poses or asanas … both on the chair and off.

Women’s Health Symposium: Asthma, Allergies and Skin Conditions

Tuesday, October 30 | 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Asif Khan

Free | Lunch included

So many people deal with the repercussions of allergies and asthma as the seasons change. Learn more about both as well as various skin conditions that may occur as you age.

Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations and their Significance (1865-1995)

Thursday, November 1 | 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Greg Ferro

$15 non-resident only | Lunch included

Regan assassination survivor Jim Brady once said, "Assassinations have altered the presumed course of events, changing personal and public lives forever." Examine the history of assassinations and how they impacted the country.

Zoo for All

Tuesday, November 6 | 11 a.m. to noon

Pittsburgh Zoo Staff

$5 non-resident only

Discover the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions… "Where and how does the zoo get animals?" You’ll also have an opportunity to meet a few zoo animals. Please know that due to the inclusion of animals, no refreshments will be available or allowed during this program.

Suzanne Valadon: Discovering the Artist Within

Thursday, November 8 | 5 to 7 p.m.

Felicia Zavarella Stadelman

$10 non-resident only | Appetizers & wine

Valadon transformed herself from an artist’s model into a successful artist by observing and learning their techniques. Learn about the woman known as "mistress of Montmartre" and create your own art.

Chemistry of Energy: Molecules that Changed the World (Part One)

Tuesday, November 13 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Douglas Genna

$5 non-resident only | Refreshments included

Chemical discoveries can lead to vertical leaps in the quality of life in many ways. The first of this multi-part series will discuss molecules that, once discovered or synthesized, have had dramatic impacts on the lives of humans.

MVLLI Plus: Ohio Well Luncheon

Tuesday, November 13 | 11:45 a.m.

$8.50 residents and non-residents

Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by a showing of the film "In the Heat of the Night." Starring Sidney Poitier as detective Virgil Tibbs, the film follows an unsolved murder in Mississippi. It received five Academy Awards in 1968 including Best Picture.

Lunch & Learn at the Butler Institute of American Art THIS CLASS IS FULL

Thursday, November 15

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Lunch to follow

Dr. Louis Zona & Joyce Mistovich

524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44505

Start spreading some holiday cheer! Rediscover the story of Christmas through art in the Butler’s collection and create a handmade holiday greeting!

Library Makerspace Orientation and Software Introduction

Tuesday, November 27 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Stuart Gibbs

Free

Michael Kusalaba Public Library 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 44509

This branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County features a laser engraver, vinyl printer, 3D printer and more. Learn about Makerspace and create something of your own!

Women’s Health Symposium: Courageous Conversations

Tuesday, November 27 | 11:30 a.m.

Connie Morgan

Free | Lunch included

Learn how to begin the conversation about living wills as well as medical and financial power of attorney. Find out why these documents are so important.

Chemistry of Energy: Chemistry and the Environment (Part Two)

Thursday, November 29 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Douglas Genna

$5 non-resident only | Refreshments included

Both industrialization and chemicalization have impacted the environment in which we live. This lecture explores the effects of modern chemical and energy industries on the environment. Discover more about modern energy production (fracking), the effects of carbon dioxide production and alternative energy production.

MVLLI Plus: Contemporary Art

Thursday, November 29 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cleveland Museum of Art Staff

$5 non-resident only

Explore the stimulating and diverse art of the later 20th and early 21st centuries and encounter styles ranging from Abstraction to Pop Art to variations of Realism. The techniques used to create these works will also be discussed.

Living Consciously and Aging Well

Thursday, December 6 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Ron Pevny

$5 non-resident only | Refreshments included

Ron Pevny has dedicated 40 years to assisting people as they negotiate life transitions. He’ll share with you an empowering vision for this time in your life, grounded in an abundance of research into healthy, purposeful longevity. Even as certain abilities diminish, you can still be the pinnacle of personal and spiritual development.

Weekend Workshop: Conscious Eldering: Aging with Intention and Passion

Friday, December 7

4 to 8:30 p.m. | Dinner included

Saturday, December 8

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Lunch included

Sunday, December 9

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Brunch included

Ron Pevny

$50 residents and non-residents

This experiential three-day workshop is for people seeking an empowering vision for aging in today’s world. You’ll receive the tools to help you deepen your experience of purpose, passion, growth and service in the elder third of life. Experience a dynamic introduction to the types of inner work that support becoming an engaged, conscious elder. Deadline to register is Thursday, November 1.