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Senior Life Center Presentations at Sussex County Community College
Release Date: September 19, 2017

The Senior Life Center at S.C.C.C., a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College is hosting programs.

Sussex County Senior Life Center Presentations at Sussex County Community College

(Newton, NJ) The Senior Life Center at S.C.C.C., a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services, and Sussex County Community College (SCCC), is hosting two (2) presentations to kick off the Fall Semester in September 2017 and two (2) non-credit courses and a presentation in October.

September

On Friday, September 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, there will be a presentation titled "Antiques Road Show: What Are Your Treasures Worth?" This presentation is designed to mimic the popular television show. Professional appraiser, Michael Ivankovich, will introduce you to the concept of "value" and reveal what your antiques, collectibles, and personal treasures are really worth today. Mike is a home downsizing specialist and author. Mike will be discussing how, in his downsizing expert role, he guides clients through the entire home downsizing process and helps them understand the value of their personal property and assets, which aides them in determining whether they have any valuable hidden treasures. This helps clients dispose of their excess personal property and assets for the greatest amount with the least amount of work in the shortest time. He is the host of the radio show "What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser" on WBCB 1490 AM. The first 25 people who register for this program will be invited to bring in one item for Mike to appraise.

On Friday, September 29, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, there will be a presentation titled "The Music of Our Lives." Explore the styles that defined 20th century music with Dr. Deborah Gianuzzi. Listen and learn how 20th century music has challenged and changed the way we listen and enjoy music. Dr. Gianuzzi is an adjunct professor of music at SCCC and a music teacher at Sparta High School. She is the Music Director of the Drama Geeks, a community theater group in residence at SCCC.

Light refreshments will be served during the presentations.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please contact the Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555, ext. 1277 or via email at seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.

October

On Fridays, October 13, October 20 and October 27, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., there will be a non-credit course titled "Introduction to Drawing" in the Art Gallery. This three session course will emphasize the development of drawing skills and hand-eye coordination. Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture, and the study of light and share are investigated through various perceptual and conceptual approaches. Open to beginning students as well as those who want to refresh their skills before moving on to more advanced studio courses.

Professor Michael Hughes will demonstrate these techniques. He is a practicing artist and member of the Fine Arts Faculty at SCCC. He holds degrees in Studio Arts, Art History, and Graphic Design. He has participated in several group shows and won awards for his work. Students should bring basic drawing tools including a large newsprint pad and a very basic drawing kit containing charcoal pencils, graphite drawing pencils, charcoal sticks, and an eraser. These supplies can be purchased at any craft store.

Directions to the Art Gallery: Students should park in the lower main parking lot (the same lot utilized for Senior Life Center events held in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center), walk to building B (the building with a flagpole located directly in front), go through the front glass doors, and ask the Security Guard at the Information Desk to direct them to the elevator for the Art Gallery.

The cost for the three session course is $30.00, payable to Senior Services Trust Fund. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or via email at seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.

On Fridays, October 20 and November 3, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 3, there will be a non-credit course titled "A Musical Tour through the 20th Century" in the Performing Arts Center. This three session course meets twice in the classroom and during the third session the class will attend a live matinee of the musical Beauty & the Beast with a theater orchestra. The musical will be performed in the Performing Arts Center at the college. The instructor, Dr. Deborah Gianuzzi, is an adjunct professor of Music at SCCC, a music teacher at Sparta High School, and Musical Director of The Theater Geeks, the theater group currently in residence at SCCC.

The cost for the three session course is $30.00 and includes the discounted cost of the Beauty & the Beast ticket, payable to Senior Services Trust Fund. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or via email at seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.

On Friday, October 27, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, there will be a free Guest Author Series presentation with Dr. Mark Vogel titled, "The Mystery of Jack the Ripper." Jack the Ripper is one of the most infamous serial murder cases in the world. The identity of Jack the Ripper is by far the most beguiling aspect of the murders. But within this mystery are countless other mysteries.

The entire story will be discussed via a PowerPoint presentation, with then and now photos, by Dr. Mark R. Vogel, a clinical psychologist who has studied the case, reviewed original police files, and visited the murder sites himself. Dr. Vogel is a clinical psychologist with thirty years of experience. He previously worked in the state prison system where he performed psychological evaluations on hundreds of inmates. Currently, he works for the New Jersey VA Hospital where he treats war veterans suffering from PTSD.

His second novel, The Ripper's Time was published in 2017. His first novel, Crestwood Lake, a horror mystery, was published in 2016. Dr. Vogel also writes a food and wine column called Food For Thought.

Pre-registration is requested and space is limited. Please contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or via email at seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.







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