Courses

There are no costumes, makeup, special lighting, or movement. For the audience it is like listening to a story on the radio. Like radio drama, much is left to the listener's imagination.
This course will review the legislative process at the grassroots level. You vote and have the right to educate your elected officials on the issues important to you and the community. We will review the preparation of your advocacy plan, the research needed, the communication process, meeting with your representatives, the importance of personal contact, preparing correspondence, and coordination of advocacy activities with other groups. A very important part of advocacy is educating your representative regarding the goals of your issues. Big Political Action Committee (PAC) money can influence the legislation, but local grassroots advocacy can also impact your local representative. Your vote does count, and through a coordinated advocacy plan, you can influence legislation.
Modern Board Gaming has come a long way since the days of Monopoly, Life, and Candy Land. There are multitudes of different board games and game types available for all kinds of people. In this class, we will explore the different types of Modern Board games, where to find them locally and on-line, and how to play.
In Fall 2017, EbzB Productions is bringing Ian Finley's two-man play called Native to ECU and the Greenville/Eastern North Carolina community. Finley's play dramatizes the collaboration between North Carolina playwright Paul Green (author of The Lost Colony) and African American novelist Richard Wright to adapt Wright's novel Native Son for Broadway.
The 2018-2019 Pirate Read is Wiley Cash's novel The Last Ballad, and the author is coming to ECU in November to give a reading from the novel. His reading is free and open to the public
Chinese civilization is remarkable not only for its age (over 4,000 years) but also for its continuity and ability to absorb and transform change. There lived in China two men whose influence is central to Chinese civilization and to the East Asian cultures. Lao Tzu, a mystic hermit librarian, and Confucius, his contemporary, a teacher, and civil servant. We will study their teachings and the resulting cultural transformations. Their philosophies are different yet complementary. We will examine how these ideas continue on in relevance in the modern world.
Conversations about personal values and goals of care are the best way to ensure that your family and loved ones know what's most important to you should they ever have to represent your preferences for you. These conversations can be challenging to start. Now there's a tool that helps makes this more comfortable and can even be fun, a game called "Hello."*
Join Tamyra Jovel, the Family Caregiver Resource Specialist at Mid East Commission Area Agency on Aging as you view an eye opening film on Alzheimer's disease. An hour long film will be followed by discussion and conversation with those in attendance.
This course educates the audience on tips for preventing falls and fires using the Remembering When curriculum developed by the National Fire Protection Association. Each member will leave with printed handouts with the 16 tips that will be shared as well as a gift from NFPA.
This course is a brief overview of the evolutionary history of the universe. It is meant to introduce participants to information available today that was not readily available to our generation during our school-age years. It is information our grandchildren are learning in their biology, geology, astronomy, and anthropology classes.
Of necessity, early settlers gardened. In addition to growing food, sources of drink, medicine, preservatives, dye sources, and fibers, colonials grew "for pretty".
The Virtual Dementia Tour is a hands-on exercise that allows participants to experience what it would be like to live with dementia.