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SPICE Programs

Enriching Experiences for Adult Learners

SPICE programs affirm life, stimulate the brain, help overcome social isolation, and invoke laughter.  The courses offered span the gamut of human interests — from music, politics, art, entertainment, history, technology, and the world around us.

Most courses meet in the mornings between 10:30 and Noon once a week. There is a charge for courses due to the varied and high caliber speakers that lead us.  

Learn about SPICE Winter–Spring Courses

SPICE has scheduled 13 courses — click here to read the current Course Guide and watch a video preview of each course.

Registration Policies

  • All SPICE courses must be registered for and paid for in their entirety.
  • All SPICE courses for January–June 2021 will be presented on Zoom.
  • SPICE fees are per head, not per household, with a 50% off fee for second registrants within the same household.
  • A minimum of 15 enrollees per class is required. 
  • Registration must completed the day before the first course session.

Upcoming SPICE Courses

All Events
  • Monday ,
    AprApril  5 , 2021
    SPICE: Let My Clutter Go

    Monday, Apr 5th 10:30a to 12:00p
    Session dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24. Register by April 4, Facilitator: Barbara Blumberg. Are you ready to muster the courage to get rid of the stuff you don’t need? Together, we’ll laugh at the lengths we go to and the excuses we use in order to avoid getting organized. This four week course will include tips, tricks and strategies to help you downsize, declutter and organize any space in the home.


  • Thursday ,
    AprApril  8 , 2021
    SPICE: Politics, The Media, and The People

    Thursday, Apr 8th 10:30a to 12:00p
    Class sessions: Thursday, April 8, 15, 22, & 29, 10:30 am – Noon. Register by Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Facilitator: Stephen Frantzich. This course will provide an objective analysis of the interaction between politicians and the public through both the legacy and the new media in American politics. Topics will include:


  • Monday ,
    MayMay  3 , 2021
    SPICE: Broadway Is Open!!

    Monday, May 3rd 10:30a to 12:00p
    Register by Sunday, May 2, Class sessions: Monday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30 am–Noon. Broadway may be closed but it’s open and thriving here at SPICE! Ellen Katz, our edutainer extraordinaire, reaches into her treasure trove of fun musicals to bring us West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Hairspray and Wicked. Ellen will broadcast from her Broadway Zoom Room in colorful costumes, singing and telling the stories of these beloved musicals. Don’t miss a note!!


  • Wednesday ,
    MayMay  5 , 2021
    SPICE: By George: The Life and Music of George Gershwin

    Wednesday, May 5th 10:30a to 12:00p
    Sessions: Wednesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26. Register by May 5, Pianist and educator Daniel Weiser will explore the short, but productive life of one of American's greatest composers, George Gershwin. Over four classes, Dr. Weiser will play much of Gershwin's concert music, including "Rhapsody in Blue," "An American in Paris," and his "Preludes."


  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  2 , 2021
    SPICE: Docudramas Unite!

    Wednesday, Jun 2nd 10:00a to 12:00p
    Register by Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Class sessions: Monday, June 2, 9, 16, & 23, 10:30 am–Noon. Facilitator: Christopher Reed. We'll explore the differences between nonfiction and fiction filmmaking and examine two pair of movies, each telling the same story, and see where they unite and diverge.


  • Thursday ,
    JunJune  3 , 2021
    SPICE: 20th Century Baltimore

    Thursday, Jun 3rd 10:30a to 12:00p
    Register by Wednesday, June 2, 202, Class sessions: Thursday, June 3, 10, 17, & 24, 10:30 am–Noon. We will focus on a different time during the 1900s in Baltimore. Learn about: the time that spans the earliest days of the century through and including the Roaring 20s; The Golden Age of Radio; The Great Depression; Baltimore during the War Years; and Baltimore during the mid-century.



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