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Spend the afternoon celebrating our 80th year at our mini academy. Students may attend the keynote at 2pm and then choose between 2 concurrent single-session classes at 3pm before closing out the afternoon with music and a reception at 4pm. Keynote: Psychology and the Good Life This lecture, based on her undergraduate psychology course by the same name, will give SAS students a taste of the most popular class ever offered at Yale University, with approximately one-fourth of all undergraduates having enrolled in it this past winter. Dive into what psychology and science tell us about happiness. Learn strategies to form key habits to increase one’s overall happiness and well-being and start making behavioral changes through positive psychology. LAURIE SANTOS, PhD, is a Psychology Professor at Yale University. She studies human cognition, its origins, and the evolutionary biases that influence our imperfect life choices. She has been featured on “NBC Nightly News” and the “Today Show,” as well as in The New York Times, GQ Magazine, Slate, and Oprah.com. A winner of numerous awards for her science and teaching, she was recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s Brilliant 10 young minds and was named in Time Magazine as a “Leading Campus Celebrity.”

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/14/2018, ending 10/14/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : Laurie Santos 



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Spend the afternoon celebrating our 80th year at our mini academy. Students may attend the keynote at 2pm and then choose between 2 concurrent single-session classes at 3pm before closing out the afternoon with music and a reception at 4pm. Keynote: Psychology and the Good Life This lecture, based on her undergraduate psychology course by the same name, will give SAS students a taste of the most popular class ever offered at Yale University, with approximately one-fourth of all undergraduates having enrolled in it this past winter. Dive into what psychology and science tell us about happiness. Learn strategies to form key habits to increase one’s overall happiness and well-being and start making behavioral changes through positive psychology. LAURIE SANTOS, PhD, is a Psychology Professor at Yale University. She studies human cognition, its origins, and the evolutionary biases that influence our imperfect life choices. She has been featured on “NBC Nightly News” and the “Today Show,” as well as in The New York Times, GQ Magazine, Slate, and Oprah.com. A winner of numerous awards for her science and teaching, she was recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s Brilliant 10 young minds and was named in Time Magazine as a “Leading Campus Celebrity.” Around the World in 80 days with Mark Twain Mark Twain was the world’s first modern celebrity to be recognized internationally as he traveled on four continents. As a result of his journeys, he developed prescient opinions and reactions to global warfare, imperialism, racism, anti-Semitism, and aspects of American society that proved he was more than a mere humorist. Jazz with Daniel Blake and His Ensemble, the Digging, and Closing Reception Enjoy an annotated concert of Benny Goodman's 1938 hits with contemporary arrangements while sampling food prepared by Jensina Olson, caterer in residence at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; starting 10/14/2018, ending 10/14/2018

Tuition: $80.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : Alfred Hunt 



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Spend the afternoon celebrating our 80th year at our mini academy. Students may attend the keynote at 2pm and then choose between 2 concurrent single-session classes at 3pm before closing out the afternoon with music and a reception at 4pm. Keynote: Psychology and the Good Life This lecture, based on her undergraduate psychology course by the same name, will give SAS students a taste of the most popular class ever offered at Yale University, with approximately one-fourth of all undergraduates having enrolled in it this past winter. Dive into what psychology and science tell us about happiness. Learn strategies to form key habits to increase one’s overall happiness and well-being and start making behavioral changes through positive psychology. LAURIE SANTOS, PhD, is a Psychology Professor at Yale University. She studies human cognition, its origins, and the evolutionary biases that influence our imperfect life choices. She has been featured on “NBC Nightly News” and the “Today Show,” as well as in The New York Times, GQ Magazine, Slate, and Oprah.com. A winner of numerous awards for her science and teaching, she was recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s Brilliant 10 young minds and was named in Time Magazine as a “Leading Campus Celebrity.” Alfred Stieglitz and His Circle by Page Knox By 1938, Alfred Stieglitz was known as the country’s premier modern art promoter as well as an American photographer, particularly famous for his images of his wife, the avant-garde painter Georgia O’Keeffe. This lecture will explore Stieglitz’s vital role in establishing a wholly American brand of modernism and in expanding the public’s acceptance of photography as an art form. Jazz with Daniel Blake and His Ensemble, the Digging, and Closing Reception Enjoy an annotated concert of Benny Goodman's 1938 hits with contemporary arrangements while sampling food prepared by Jensina Olson, caterer in residence at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; starting 10/14/2018, ending 10/14/2018

Tuition: $80.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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Jazz with Daniel Blake and His Ensemble, the Digging, and Closing Reception Enjoy an annotated concert of Benny Goodman's 1938 hits with contemporary arrangements while sampling food prepared by Jensina Olson, caterer in residence at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM; starting 10/14/2018, ending 10/14/2018

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : Daniel Blake 



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For an evening of topical conversation, Scarsdale Adult School welcomes celebrated writer Anna Quindlen, author of nine novels, many works of non-fiction, and the former columnist at The New York Times and Newsweek.  Among other things, she will discuss her most recent novel, Alternate Side, the ninth book of fiction in her highly successful career.  This novel of “first-world problems” tells the story of the tensions of a tight-knit neighborhood on a rare dead-end block in New York City, from the perspective of Nora, an empty-nester in a seemingly happy marriage.  Quindlen also wrote Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller’s Valley.  Her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.  Her book, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, has sold more than a million copies.  While a columnist at The New York Times, she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud.  Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.  Born in Pennsylvania, she grew up in New Jersey, attended Barnard College, and now resides in Manhattan.  Advance registration is highly recommended. Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 10/24/2018, ending 10/24/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Middle School Location : 
  Scarsdale Middle School.

Instructor : Anna Quindlen 



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Celebrate SAS’s 80th anniversary with music!  All your favorite classical music will be featured in one concert.  Hear world renowned classical pianist Cristiana Pegoraro perform timeless pieces such as Vivaldi’s “Spring,” Mozart’s “Turkish March,” Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” and “Für Elise,” Saint Saens’s “The Swan,” Schubert’s “Impromptu,” Chopin’s “Heroic Polonaise,” Liszt’s “Liebestraum,” and much more.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/30/2018, ending 10/30/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : Cristiana Pegoraro 



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