SAGE is Ready to Roll

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

We are on the move. Here is a list of classes being offered by SAGE on ZOOM this fall. Please join us, if you like. Other classes are scheduled for the winter (now that we don't have to go out into the cold) so keep watching the blog. You can register by going to and look for SAGE on their list. Or, drop us an email and let us know what you are interested in and we'll contact you.

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Fall 2020 Zoom Class List

ZOOM-At– Home Tutorial

Tuesdays, October 6 & 13 1:30 pm– 3:30 pm Fee: $5

ZOOM is a great way to take a class; it is a great way to communicate with friends and family far away. You will need a computer with a microphone and a camera. ZOOM is easy, free, and similar to Skype. SAGE is offering more classes ZOOM this semester. Other Senior colleges are offering such ZOOM classes you can join, also. No parking problems! Nancy Roe, a ZOOM enthusiast, will help you. Email her at for more information.

An Easy Way to Write an Obituary

Tuesdays, October 20 & 27 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm Fee: $5 Min. 3 Max. 18

In this ZOOM class, we will learn how to write obituaries and submit them for publication in physical newspapers and online platforms. Participants will leave the class knowing what information a typical obituary should include, formatting, and how to phrase sensitive aspects of a person’s life and death. Class materials include outlines of obituary forms.

Instructor: Andrew Birden


Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15 & 22 9:30 am—11:30 am Fee: $8

Linguam latinam scire voluistine? Now is your chance. Guy Gallagher will use the latest techniques to teach a basic Latin class—not like when we took it in school and had to memorize all the time. It is a new method of learning a useful language. Join us and challenge your brain.

Instructor: Guy Gallagher

We Demand: America’s First Cross-Country Automobile Trip for a cause

Thursday, October 29 9:30 am – 11:30 am Fee: $5

In September 1915, four women embarked in an open car from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition on the country’s first cross-country road trip for a cause. They were carrying a petition to Congress and President Wilson demanding an amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchising women. Over primitive, poorly signed roads and through blazing heat, rain, snow, and mud, they battled their way across the country, stopping in towns along the way to collect more signatures and to raise awareness that most women in the country were prohibited from voting. Gass retraced their route in 2015 and blogged about it at This lively talk is accompanied by historic slides.

Instructor: Anne Gass

The Amazing Planets

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm Fee: $7 Min. 5

This class will look at the information and images gathered by various space probes flown to the planets in our solar system since the 1960’s. Time will be spent looking at key planetary features on each planet and whether life could exist on these planets. During the last class we will look at the possibility of life on one of the thousand non-solar system planets known to exist.

Instructor: Jim Stepp

Invertebrate Fossils and Dinosaurs

Friday, October 30 9:30 am to 11:30 am Fee: $5

Join Kevin McCartney for a look into the past and explore the fascinating world of invertebrate fossils and dinosaurs. Invertebrates, which include seashells and other simpler organisms, often include hard parts that commonly preserve as fossils. Dinosaurs are of course much rarer since these survived for a shorter interval of time and due to larger size the complete animals are less commonly preserved as fossils. The fossils of these organisms provide us with much information on how these individual organisms lived but also on the evolution of life itself on our planet.

Instructor: Dr. Kevin McCartney

Managing Your Money

Wednesday, September 23, 30, October 7 & 14 9:00 am to 10:30 am Fee: $5

"Edward Jones is an investment firm that believes your financial goals deserve a face to face conversation. We can help you prepare for retirement, save for education and be a tax-smart investor."

Instructors: Gretchen Morse, CFP

Edward Escobar, Financial Advisor


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