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Spring 2021!

Offering 2 Convenient Greater New Orleans Locations!

Register for our Virtual Spring 2021 Courses. Come be part of this exciting experience with People Program, Courses include Brushless Painting, Ukranian Easter Egg Design, Walk With Weights, The Art of Quilling, Mindfulness Meditation, Enneagram – A tool for Transformation and so many more. Sign up today for the courses you are interested in.

See our COURSE CATALOG for complete detail listing
(Check Course Catalog for classes with book requirements.)


Who: Active adults age 50 and older
Membership fee is $150

Mailing Address:
2240 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122

Info: Call (504) 284-7678

2021 Spring Registration Form for Virtual Classes
M201 09:00a - 09:50a
Yoga: Mindful Monday Flow

Julia O’Dwyer

M202 09:45a - 10:45a Old Testament Cont'd Janine Beniger, C.S.J Zoom
M203 10:00a - 10:50a


Virginia Pluta

M204 10:00a - 10:50a

Why Is New Orleans Different? - cancelled

Gregory McKnight Zoom
M205 11:00a - 11:50a Current Events

Lee Crean

M206 11:00a - 11:50a Kindness Matters
Discussion on 2 books
See Course Catalog

Dr. Yasemin Aksoy
M207 11:00a - 11:50a

Beginning Tap Dance

Brant Broom Zoom
M208 12:00p - 12:50 Wisdom Ways of Knowing 2
by Cynthia Bourgeault Book Req'd

Ann Sayas

M209 12:00p - 01:30p Family History Detective 10 wks
Inspiration from real-life journeys
Rhonda Roederer Zoom
M210 01:00p - 01:50p Beginning Spanish Part 2 Jill Stone Zoom
M211 01:00p - 01:50p Jin Shin Jyutsu
Self Help
Cily Winkeler Zoom
M212 02:00p - 03:30p Extraordinary Women
Darlene Martin Zoom
M213 02:00p - 03:00p
Alzheimer’s: The Science of

Joey Caruso Zoom
M214 03:00p - 03:50p River Of Fire by Helen Prejean, CSJ
Reading, Journaling & Sharing 7 weeks

Helen Prejean, CSJ
Maureen Walsh

T200 9:00a - 9:50a Acrylics Dianne Foster Zoom
T215 9:00a - 9:50a WWII
Min of 8 students / Max of 16 students
Lea Crean Zoom
T201 10:00a - 10:50a Walk With Weights
Laura Guerin-Heber Zoom
T202 10:30a - 11:30a Journey of the Soul
Book req’d: https://tinyurl.com/y27npmzn
6 week course start on 1/19/21
See course catalog

Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin Zoom
T203 10:00a - 11:50a Genealogy DNA: Intermediate
Must Have DNA Profile
Phyllis Cosentino Zoom
T204 10:00a - 11:50a Beginning Genealogy F. Pat Smith Zoom
T205 10:00a - 11:50a Mah Jongg
Diane Schleifstein
Marcy Fertel
T206 11:00a - 11:50 Alignment For Happiness
Discussion on 2 books
See Course Catalog
Dr. Jasemin Aksoy Zoom
T207 12:00p - 12:50p Barre Ballet

Monica Robinson

T208 12:00p - 12:50p Advanced Spanish Conversation
No beginners

Aura Barrosse


T209 12:00p - 12:50p Beginning Ukulele Pamela Kamphuis Zoom
T210 01:00p - 01:50 Mind, Body, Spirit Ann Juul
Kathleen Gahr
T211 01:00p - 01:50p Learning To Read Music Part 1
Beverly Nevi Zoom
T212 01:00p - 02:30p Writing & Marketing Short Fiction Stories
Pam Ebel Zoom
T213 02:30p - 03:55p Mark Twain & Toni Morrison
Books TBA
Dr. Mike Bellamy


T214 03:00p - 03:50 Theater Dance
Beginner level movement
Erin Hardison Zoom
W200 09:00a - 09:50a Exploring Dreams Mike King, LPC Zoom
W201 09:00a - 09:50a Yoga LaVerne Kappel Zoom
W202 09:00a - 09:50a Ukranian Easter Egg Design Sara Fanelli Zoom
W203 10:00a - 10:50a Windows 10
Surfing the World Wide Web
Max Winkeler Zoom
W204 10:00a - 10:50a Dance Movement
Brant Broom Zoom
W205 10:00a - 11:30p Drawing: All Skill Levels
John Maggiore Zoom
W206 11:00a - 11:50a Events That Changed The World Forever
Jim White Zoom
W207 11:00a - 11:50a Mindfulness Meditation Jaime Nino Zoom
W208 12:00p - 12:50p Ellen Kocher’s Poetry Seminar Ellen Kocher Zoom
W209 12:00p - 12:50p The Art of Quilling Part 2
No new students
Saundra Dymond Zoom
W210 12:00p - 1:50p Genealogy Using Computers: Intermediate
No Beginners
Phyllis Cosentino Zoom
W211 01:00p - 01:50p History Of Classical Music Scott Hart Zoom
W212 01:00p - 01:50p American Sign Language Arthine Powers Zoom
W213 01:00p - 02:30p Beginning Quilting Cecelia Pedesclaux Zoom
W214 02:00p - 03:30p Creative Writing
Limit 6
Beth Johnson Zoom
W215 05:00p - 05:50p Anxious People By Fredrik Backman
Book Req’d
8 weeks 1/20 – 3/17

Myra Lewis Zoom
W216 05:00p - 05:50p All About Wine
8 weeks 1/20 – 3/17
Rebekah Cossaboom Zoom
TH200 09:00a - 09:50a Sewing Support
Sewing Support for all levels
Answering questions
Susan Clay Zoom
TH201 09:00a - 09:50a Tai Chi Mary Maggiore Zoom
10:00a - 10:50a Chair Yoga
Limit 15
Virginia Pluta Zoom
TH203 10:00a - 10:50a Stretch Laura Guerin Hebert Zoom
TH204 10:00a - 10:50a

Italian Culture: History and Language

James Marra M.D. Zoom
TH205 11:00a - 11:50a New Orleans History 1803-1860 Ann Macaluso Zoom
TH206 11:00a - 12:30p

Short Fiction – Book Req’d
Norton Anthology of Fiction 6th Edition

Kathy Manchester Zoom
TH207 11:00a - 11:50a

Enneagram Level 2
6 weeks 1/21 – 3/4
Must have Enneagram experience

Kate Theriot

TH208 11:00a - 11:50a

Jazz Dance

Laura Guerin Hebert

TH209 12:00p - 12:50p Google Play
Must have gmail Google acct.
Carol Mitchell Zoom
TH210 12:00p - 12:50p Spanish Conversation
No Beginners
Elena White Zoom
TH211 01:00p - 01:50p Managing Your Health 2.0
Being healthy at home All are welcome
Amy Herrington Zoom
TH212 01:00p - 01:50p Craft Workshop Part 1; 5 wks
1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25 Clay Canes
Laura Guerin Hebert Zoom
TH213 01:00p - 01:50p Craft Workshop Part 2; 5 wks
3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15 Felt/Wire wreath
Laura Guerin Hebert Zoom
TH214 01:00p - 01:50p Basic Photography
Limit 10
Milton Hanauer Zoom
TH215 02:00p - 02:50p Beginning Ukulele
No New Students
Keith Ibos Zoom
TH216 02:00p - 02:50p Beginning French
Must download Duolingo
Delyna Diop-Means Zoom
TH217 02:00p - 02:50p Biology of Organisms Kathy Anzelmo Zoom
TH218 03:00p - 03:50p Environmental Issues Part 2
All welcome
Kathy Anzelmo Zoom
TH219 03:30p - 04:30p Fun With Guitar
No New Students
Keith Ibos Zoom
TH220 06:00p - 06:50p Book Club: Promised Land By Barack Obama
10 wks. 1/21-4/8
Olivia Cornu Zoom
F201 10:00a - 10:50a Mining The Meaning Of The Bible
3 classes Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26
Sallie Latkovich, CSJ Zoom
F202 10:00a - 10:50a French Conversation: Adv Beg
No Beginners
Cily Winkeler
Max Winkeler
F203 10:00a - 10:50a Musicals of the 80’s 90’s & 00’s Karl Hymel Zoom
F204 11:00a - 11:50a Belly Dancing Paula Stuckart Zoom
F205 11:00a - 11:50a Learning to Read Music Part 2
Must have taken Part 1
Beverly Nevil Zoom
F206 12:00p - 12:50p Hand Building Ceramics
No New Students
$20 Firing/Glazing Fee
Kaliecia Smith Zoom
F207 12:00p - 12:50p Strength Training Anna Arshad Zoom
F208 02:00p - 02:50p Exercise To Music Of The 60's Chris Carroll Zoom
F209 03:00p - 04:50p Pastel Painting Chris Carroll Zoom

Important Dates: Mark Your Calendars

Monday, January 18, 2021 Session Begins
Friday, April 23, 2021 Session Ends
**************** No Classes on these Dates ****************
Monday, February 15 - Friday, February 19, 2021 Mardi Gras Week
Monday, March 29- Friday April 2, 2021 Easter Holy Week


Full refund will be issued, less processing fee, if requested by Friday, January 22, 2021.

There will be NO refunds after SJanuary 22, 2021. A $10.00 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. Registration rollovers have been discontinued per our auditors.

Coming Soon!

People Program Spring Semester starts
January 18 and runs through April 23.

Registration begins Monday December 14

Upcoming Events

Registration for Virtual Spring Classes begin December 14, 2020

Registration forms can be downloaded on this webpage and mailed to:

People Program
2240 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA  70122

Please call us at 504-284-7678 with any questions

2021 Spring Registration Form

Membership fee for Spring is $150

Spring Session Dates:
Monday, January 18, 2021 - Friday, April 23, 2021

Register for our Virtual Spring 2021 Courses. Come be part of this exciting experience with People Program, Courses include Brushless Painting, Ukranian Easter Egg Design, Walk With Weights, The Art of Quilling, Mindfulness Meditation, Enneagram – A tool for Transformation and so many more. Sign up today for the courses you are interested in.

See our COURSE CATALOG for complete detail listing
(Check Course Catalog for classes with book requirements.)

2021 Spring Registration Form

VIRTUAL Spring Course Catalog 2021
(Check Course Catalog for classes with book requirements.)

Alignment For Happiness
This is a reading and discussion class based on two books: Solve For Happy Engineer Your Path To Joy by Mo Gawdat AND Happy Money The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money by Ken Honda

All About Wine - 8 weeks 1/20-3/17
This course has returned from the summer and fall sessions for 8 weeks. Topics will include types and styles of wine, how to pair with foods, how to read a label and much more valuable and fun information.

Alzheimer’s: The Science of Prevention
A video series narrated by Dr. David Perlmutter on the latest developments on how to protect your brain from Alzheimer’s.

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman - 8 weeks 1/20-3/17
Book is required and available in the library as print, e-book or audiobook
and through Amazon.

Beginning French
Are you a first-time French learner or brushing up on your forgotten high-school French? By using a Duolingo classroom App, this class is fun, interactive, self-paced and non-threatening. Supplemental exercises, word games, and short videos will also be provided as well as an insight into various French-speaking cultures. The instructor will provide you with the Duolingo set up instructions and classroom code at the beginning.

Craft Workshop
Part 1: 5 weeks 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25 Polymer Clay: Canes
A polymer clay cane is a log of polymer clay that’s made with a design that runs the entire length of the log. Slices from the cane will reveal a design and all slices from the cane will have identical designs. When slices of polymer clay canes are arranged to make a field of flowers, this can be called millefiori.

Part 2: 5 weeks 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15 Felt and Wire Wreath
An airy wreath for your door (inside or out) or to hang on the wall or prop on a shelf.

Current Events
Each week there will be a discussion of what’s happening the week before in the news (local theatre productions, major events, etc.) Politics may be discussed but only in a general news way. There will be no endorsing of candidates or specific political parties.

Enneagram – A tool for Transformation: Level 2
6 weeks 1/21-3/4 Participants will need to have some background in the Enneagram and will need to have defined their type prior to taking this class. During this 6 week class, participants will delve deeper into the ways we tend to move around the Enneagram map, consciously or unconsciously, and will leave with a deeper understanding of their movement towards transformation. The Enneagram is a tool in understanding our true self - the self God created and how the self created by our domestication interferes with God’s creation.

Environmental Issues Part 2
Environmental science will study the structure of ecosystems and then the human impact on the water, nitrogen, carbon and phosphorus cycles. Global warming, the ozone layer, agricultural practices, recycling, mineral use and sustainable practices will also be covered.

Family History Detective
Inspiration from Real-Life Journeys – 10 weeks

Are you a beginner or advanced genealogist? Or perhaps you’re hesitant to jump into your gene pool? This class will entertain and encourage you to find those hidden family gems. Real-life stories take you on a journey of family discoveries through practical applications that will inspire you to become your family’s detective and hero. Discover the power and joys of connection!

Genealogy Using Computers: Interm. (no beginners)
Must have had Genealogy Basics or have been building a family tree using Ancestry.com or equivalent. Continue your searches, share information and learn new things with Phyllis !!

Google Play
Explore free Google resources. Must have a gmail Google account.

History Of Classical Music
This is classical music, from its earliest days to modern times. There will be plenty of examples, mostly audio, some audio/video. Each class will have a virtual handout describing that day’s music, listing the musical works, the composers, the performers, and interesting facts.

Jin Shin Jyutsu - Self Help
Harmonizing the body to feel better anytime.

Journey of the Soul:
A Fresh Look at Life, Death, and the Rest – in Peace

Six 60 minute sessions 2/2 – 3/16 Textbook req’d
Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us ?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual ?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing.

Kindness Matters
This is a reading and discussion class based on two books: The Rabbit Effect- Live Longer, Happier and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness by Kellie Harding AND Dare To Be Kind- How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World By Lizzie Velasquez

Mah Jong
Have fun playing online at myjong.net. You will be contacted by instructors with details on how to connect and get your card. An exciting game played with tiles. It is likened to an “oriental Rummy”. The ideal setup is 4 handed but 2 or as many as 5 participants may compete. The People Program teaches the rules of the National Mahjongg League. It is always played without partners. The skill and luck of the individual makes a winner.

Managing Yor Health 2.0 – Being Healthy at home
All welcome. New topics including sleep in older adults, obesity and vaccinations.

Mindfulness Meditation
The purpose of this course is to introduce the participants to mindfulness meditation as a practice for living a happier and less stressful day by addressing mental habits that increase our propensity to anger, hate and general dissatisfaction in life. Measurable results can be a quieter mind, more tolerance, les judgement, better sleep, lower stress, higher attention and chronic pain reduction among many others.

Mining The Meaning of the Bible 3 classes
This course will be an introduction to how we interpret the meaning of the Scriptures. Session One will be a general introduction to the method we use in the Roman Catholic Church; Session Two will be an overview of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Session Three will be an overview of the New Testament/Christian Bible.

Old Testament Cont’d
Having completed 90% of Genesis, the course will move on to the book of Exodus. Students will be oriented to necessary skills and awareness’s in reading the Hebrew Scripture. The focal point is always what do we learn about God (attributes of God)? About humankind? And the relationship between the two (salvation history). Reading assignments are to be expected. We will continue subsequent OT books through the Pentateuch.

River Of Fire by Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ
7 weeks 1/18 – 3/8 Book Req’d This class will involve the reading of the life story of Helen Prejean, CSJ. Her book can be purchased through The Catholic Bookstore on Carrolton Ave. Sr. Helen will launch the first class and will follow-up in last class with questions and comments. The other classes will be journaling and sharing after reading parts of the book. This will be led by mediator Maureen Walsh.

Short Fiction – Book Req’d
Norton Anthology Of Fiction 6th Edition Abe Books has it for about $5 plus tax. Web site is http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetails

The Art of Quilling Part 2 No new students
Also known as paper filigree, this art involves using strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. Your creations can be used to decorate greeting cards, pictures, boxes, eggs etc.

Ukranian Easter Egg Design
Pysanky means “to write” the design on a blown egg. The eggs are decorated by a complicated process akin to Batik. Melted bees wax is applied with a stylus to the blown egg. The egg is dipped into a succession of dye baths. Between each dipping, wax is applied over areas where previous color is to remain. After the final color has set, wax is rubbed off and a glaze is applied. Make beautiful, one of a kind Easter eggs !!!

Why Is New Orleans Different?
Join Greg McKnight for a presentation/discussion about all the things that make The Big Easy so unlike any other place. There are wonderful stories to be shared.

Wisdom Ways Of Knowing 2 (Practices) by Cynthia Bourgeault
Book req’d and familiarity with it will be helpful. This course will explore wisdom tools suggested by the author, such as sacred chanting, lectio divina, centering prayer, meditation, labyrinth walking and practices of presence and surrender.

Writing and Marketing Short Fiction Stories
This course will examine the definition of short fiction story genres; delve into the structures most commonly used in the genres; explore samples of short fiction and look at the market and the methods and opportunities available to become published. The class is an opportunity for those who are writing regularly to work in the short fiction genre and to jump start work on longer genres such as novellas and novels. Student work will be shared and critiqued during a portion of each class meeting.

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Holy Spirit Catholic Church
6201 Stratford Place
New Orleans, LA 70131
(504) 394-5433

2240 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 284-7678




New Orleans People Program | 2240 Lakeshore Dr. | New Orleans, LA 70122 | 504-284-7678
www.peopleprogram.org |  info@peopleprogram.org