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Collin College’s SAIL Program Schedules July Events At Courtyard Campus Center

June 18, 2012 – Collin College Seniors Active in Learning summer program will have plenty of thought-provoking discussions, storytelling, games, movies and additional activities to choose from during July.

Registration is required and the cost is $20 for an unlimited number of courses. Sponsored by Collin College’s Continuing Education, the following activities meet at Collin College’s Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano, unless otherwise noted:


  • Using Technology: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Daphne Lee
    July 9 – Pinterest
  • Book Discussion Group: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Judith Parks

    • July 16 – “The House at Tyneford” by Natasha Solomons
  • Afternoon at the Movies: 1:30-3 p.m.

    • July 2 – Undertaking Betty
    • July 9 – My Week with Marilyn
    • July 16 – War Horse


  • Modern Art: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Patrick Lewis
    July 3-10 – A look at the innovations in art during the last years of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th century.
  • Short Stories: 1:30-3 p.m. – Sonia Meltzer
    July 3 – Read and discuss from “The World’s Greatest Short Stories” edited by James Daley.
  • History Movie Series: 1:30-4 p.m. – Fred Smith and Richard Cudlipp
    "The War" is an Emmy award-winning miniseries by Ken Burns that explores the history and horror of World War II from an American perspective, by following so-called ordinary men and women who became caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in history.
    • July 3 – “FUBAR.” September 1944 – December 1944
    • July 10 – “The Ghost Front.” December 1944-March 1945
    • July 17 – “A World Without War.” March 1945-September 1945


  • Mah Jongg: 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Lois Bir
    July 11-18 – Enjoy playing this challenging game. Students should already know the rules of the game; some recent experience is desirable.
  • Lone Star Nation: 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Fred Smith
    July 11 – A continuation of the spring study of the Lone Star state. This session covers the history of Texas as an independent nation, 1836-1848, including material on the Indian wars and the Texas Rangers.


  • Notorious Women: 10:30 a.m. – Mary Jo Dolan
    July 5 – Musical: “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”
  • Acoustic Guitar for Absolute Beginners: 1:30-3 p.m. – Nancy Christopher
    July 5 – Bring your guitar and learn some basics. We will laugh, have fun and make music and learn at least one simple song each session.

For more information about the Seniors Active in Learning summer program, call 972.985.3788 or e-mail For a copy of the summer schedule, students can visit

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