The computer helpers are so patient and helpful. My phone has become a lifeline I use every day.

Enrichment Programs

Please visit our “Covid-19 Program Resources” page HERE for registration links and information about current programming.

 


 

ADVENTURES IN PAINTING

This class focuses on technique, color, composition, shape, and more using acrylic and watercolor paint. For inspiration, each session begins with a short talk about an artist of note. Develop your aesthetic and create adventurously! Beginners through more experienced artists are welcome.

In addition to teaching at PSRC, instructor Hannah Fink has taught at The College of New Jersey. She has a master’s in fine arts from San Francisco State University.

Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Building
Fee: $30/monthly for residents; $40/monthly for non-residents

COSMOLOGY

This class is a peer-led science discussion on the fascinating subject of cosmology.

Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Building
Fee: $20 annual

Contact: Bruce Wallman at brucewallman@gmail.com for more information

DISCOVER DRAWING

Join Alex Koltchev for a drawing class. All levels are welcome, including beginner. Alex holds an advanced degree in art from Bulgaria and has worked as a graphic designer, art director, and illustrator.

Mondays, 10:30 a.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Building
Fee: $30/month for residents; $40/month for non-residents

PAINTING AND SELF EXPRESSION

This class will emphasize the components of the creative painting technique. Thought will be given to composition, subject matter, shape, light, movement, and structure. Join master instructor Christina Rang as she encourages you to explore your creative choices and personal expression.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Building
Fee: $30/monthly for residents; $40/monthly for non-residents

TECHNOLOGY LAB

PSRC’s Technology Lab offers help with your digital devices. Our proficient and patient volunteers are familiar with Apple, Windows, and Android devices, and they will be happy to help you with your laptop computer, tablet, smart phone, or eBook reader. They can also show you how to search for information on the internet, use email, format a document, set up a spreadsheet, or prepare a presentation.

Our volunteers are available on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The Tech Lab is located in the Suzanne Patterson Building, and our volunteers are available:
Tuesdays — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays — 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays — 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
No Fee. Registration encouraged, click here.

We also have desktop computers you can use whenever our offices are open. Classes also offered frequently — check our calendar for current offerings.

TRUE STORIES: A MEMOIR WRITING CLASS

This class is now taking a waitlist. Call 609.751.9699 to be added to the list.

Join Betty Lies for an introductory class for those interested in penning their personal story. This class will give you the basics of memoir craft and will help you to launch the book you’ve always hoped to write.

THE WONDER OF WORDPLAY

This class is now taking a waitlist. Call 609.751.9699 to be added to the list.

Join an ongoing group to read, discuss, and write poetry. No writing experience is required, only an interest in a journey to a realm of poetic language.

Mondays, 2:00 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Building
Fee: $20 annual

Instructor: Rice Lyons

WRITING YOUR LIFE

This class is now taking a waitlist. Call 609.751.9699 to be added to the list.

Join instructor Betty Lies to discover the joys of personal writing. Learn how to organize your life journey and create a compelling story. Betty will guide you through this process, encouraging you to write separate pieces of memory rather than trying to create an autobiography. No writing experience is necessary.

Betty has years of experience teaching English to college and high school students.

Mondays, 10:30 a.m. in Monument Hall – East Conference Room
Fee: $36/quarter for residents; $48/quarter for non-residents

Additional Enrichment Programs

ART SHOWS

In the Spring we hold a show of the works of our art students. Throughout the year we also hang work of various local artists.

FYI SEMINARS

Informational seminars presented by area professionals cover a wide range of topics, including health, retirement, safety, downsizing, and organizing, legal and financial issues and more. Most are held Monday at 1:00 p.m.; watch the monthly newsletter for specific topics, dates, and times. No fee.

MOVIES

Popular movies are shown on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m., and weekly during the summer on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and Fridays at 1:00 p.m. No fee. Watch the monthly newsletter for specific titles, dates, and times.

OPERA VIDEOS

In January and June, in collaboration with Princeton Friends of Opera, we show weekly opera videos. Watch the Newsletter for specific titles, dates and times.

SPECIAL SPEAKERS

Throughout the year, special speakers present on books they have written, travels, hot issues, and topics of interest. Watch the monthly newsletter for details.

TED TALKS

First we watch a TED talk, then we discuss it. Check the monthly newsletter for topic listings. Discussions are facilitated by Helen Burton. All are welcome. No fee. Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Building.

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