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Adult Education and Lifelong Learning for Boston's LGBT Seniors and Friends!

All Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender seniors and friends are welcome to register for Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute Boston courses!

Winter 2021 Courses Update

In response to COVID-19, Rainbow has made the following changes in order to continue our programming in a safe and effective manner:

We are using a new on-line registration website to provide detailed information about all our courses.

As always, if you have questions or experience problems please contact us at RainbowLLIBoston@gmail.com

Course Descriptions

Winter 2021 Zoom Course Schedule

Tuesdays at 10:30am - Noon: 1/19 - 2/16/21

Violin on NotesClassical Music - LIVE!! : A Winter Musical Interlude (recorded live, via YouTube)

Liz Diamond
No enrollment limit

Are you missing the excitement of going to live classical concerts with friends? Wait no more!

This five-week winter musical interlude will include full-length live concerts (via YouTube) as well as a potpourri of different movements from fantastic live concerts (recorded live, available online) that we will watch together. Information about the composers, performers, music, including historical context, will be provided.  

Class discussion encouraged. (Spoiler alert: the first class will be Beethoven’s 9th Symphony—if you haven’t heard this piece in entirety—or even if you have—this is an experience you won’t want to miss!) Performances will also include: Bach’s Violin Sonatas and Partitas (recorded at Jordan Hall), Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, Brahms’ 1st Symphony, selections by Chopin, Borodin and some surprises.

You will receive a list of supplemental pieces to listen to, online videos and books. Questions and comments are encouraged.

Tuesdays at 1:00 - 2:30pm:  1/19 - 2/16/21

Prose with PuppyWrite On Zoom! A Prose Writing Workshop

Sue Katz
Enrollment Limited to 8

This class will be a small group of prose writers who want to take their work to the next level. A variety of approaches to writing and feedback will be used, starting with a short warm-up exercise. Then a longer chunk of time will be devoted to focusing on a piece of writing.

For this you can either select (as many as you choose) from the three varied prompts the instructor will provide or you can concentrate on an ongoing piece of writing (book/essay/story/etc.) that you have been working on outside or inside class. Finally, volunteers will read up to 500 words of their work, and we will offer feedback.

Tuesdays at 3 - 4:30pm: 1/19 - 2/16/21

Can We Stop Climate Change?Can We Stop Climate Change?

Tony Lee
Enrollment limited to 15

Want to learn more about climate change?  Become more effective in communicating with others about it? Act to mitigate its impact?

This is an opportunity to learn the basics of climate change and discuss how the continuing effects of it on ourselves and our planet can – and are – being addressed. 

Each class will focus discussion on a specific area:  personal stories, basic science, renewable energy solutions, climate change modeling, and personal response.  New and interesting information will be presented so that active discussion can take place. 

Scholarships are available

Rainbow makes scholarships available to those who would otherwise be unable to afford our courses. To request a scholarship please email us at RainbowLLIBoston@gmail.com

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