Class Overview

Online Lectures/Classes Listed Below (scroll down for details):

  • How to Zoom
  • COVID and Caregiving
  • National Public Vote Interstate Compact (NPV)
  • Birdwatching in Ecuador
  • Warriors, Wise Women and Spirit Beings in Missouri Rock Art
  • Monthly Book Club
  • Exercise on Zoom
  • Coffee Talk
  • Online Art History

Celebrating Black History programs include:

  • History of Voting in Missouri
  • Wilton Uncovered: Archaeology Illuminates an Enslaved Community
  • Edmonia Lewis & Augusta Savage: Two African American Sculptors
  • Smithsonian Digital Resource Links – National Museum of African American History & Culture

 

Check back often – new classes added every week!

How To Zoom

Presented by Shepherd’s Center Staff, Webster-Kirkwood-Affton Region

This free introductory class on how to use Zoom is for complete beginners as well as those who would like to learn more. In advance of the class, participants will receive a step by step guide on how to download the app onto their device and sign into a Zoom meeting. Then, on February 19, we will all login to Zoom for a review of the controls and other useful information. This is a great opportunity to prepare for a whole new season of Shepherd’s Center online programs.

Topics will include:

  • turning your camera on and off
  • controlling sound and microphone
  • screen settings
  • how to chat
  • and more

Friday, March 5, 1:00-2:00 CT

Registration Required by Tuesday, March 2, 5:00 pm CT to participate

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

From our Community Partner – Alzheimer’s Association Classes

COVID and Caregiving

Presented by Kristin H. Hility, MSW, Care Consultant, Alzheimer’s Association; Ann Steffen, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology, University of Missouri St. Louis; and Luane Guyton, Community Educator

Caring for someone living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic adds unique challenges for caregivers. This program provides simple tips caregivers can put in place whether the person living with dementia lives at home, in a residential facility, or care providers are coming into the home.

Thursday, February 25 6:00-7:00 pm CT

Free

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Celebrating African American History

History of Voting in Missouri

Presented by Nancy Price, League of Women Voters Metro St. Louis

Learn how voting rights were gradually expanded over our 200-year history and share your thoughts about where we go from here.

Friday, February 26, 1:00-2:00 CT

Free – donations in support of Shepherd’s Center programs & services welcome

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Wilton Uncovered: Archaeology Illuminates an Enslaved Community

Presented by Katie Watkins, Director of Education, Wilton House Museum and Shepherd’s Center of Richmond, VA

Built c. 1753 for William Randolph III, Wilton was the centerpiece of a 2,000 acre tobacco plantation and at one point was home to the largest enslaved population in Henrico. Today, Wilton House is an important historical site with a mission of “examining our past to determine our future.” Join Katie Watkins to learn what archaeology has revealed about the history of Wilton.

Monday, March 8, 11:30-12:30 CT

Free – donations in support of Shepherd’s Center programs & services welcome

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Edmonia Lewis & Augusta Savage: Two African American Sculptors

Presented by Betsy Solomon, MA, Art Historian and Executive Director, Shepherd’s Center Webster-Kirkwood

Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907) is remembered as the first professional African-American sculptor. Spending most of her career in Rome, her work achieved international acclaim. Augusta Savage’s (1892-1962) career was fostered by the climate of the Harlem Renaissance. Her legacy as a sculptor, art teacher and community advocate has inspired generations. Explore the lives and works of these two historically important sculptors.

This lecture is part of the Online Art History Series 3, if you are already enrolled in the full series no need to register again.

Friday, April 9, 11:00-12:30 CT

Fee: $4

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you have trouble with the registration system, email Betsy Solomon (bsolomon@shepherdscenter-wk.org) with you name, address and phone number and she will take care of it, no worries.

 

National Museum of African American History & Culture

The Smithsonian Museums may be closed at the moment but their digital resources are great educational opportunities. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. Since its opening in 2016, NMAAHC has compiled extensive recordings of past programs as well as online exhibitions. CLICK HERE to explore and learn!

March Online Lectures

Birdwatching in Ecuador

Presented by Susan Eaton, World Traveler

From the rainforest to the Andes Mountains, birdwatching in Southern Ecuador can be quite an adventure! Join Susan as she shares her Ecuadorian experience accompanied by her collection of photos.

Friday, March 12, 1:00-2:00

Free – donations in support of Shepherd’s Center programs & services welcome

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Warriors, Wise Women, and Spirit Beings in Missouri Rock Art

Presented by Dr. Michael Fuller

Several significant rock art sites were created during the Missississippi Period (AD 900 – 1400) in Missouri. This was the period of powerful domination by the Native American kingdom centered at Cahokia Mounds. Dr. Fuller has worked with rock art in Missouri since the 1970s and has used several “new” technological tools to understand the art and artists! He received a PhD degree in Anthropology in 1986 and taught archaeology for over 40 years at St. Louis Community College. He is an active field archaeologist, writer, lecturer, and a Resident Historian for the Viking Cruise line.

Friday, March 19, 1:00-2:00

Free – donations in support of Shepherd’s Center programs & services welcome

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National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV)

Presented by Nancy Price, League of Women Voters Metro St. Louis

Learn about a way the winner of the most popular votes in the presidential election would be guaranteed the presidency, without eliminating the Electoral College. This plan would also increase attention paid to non-battleground states (like Missouri) and their issues.

Friday, March 26, 1:00-2:00 CT

Free – donations in support of Shepherd’s Center programs & services welcome

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Monthly Book Club

Facilitated by Allison Wisniewski, St. Louis County Library, Oak Bend Branch

Group meets on Zoom the second Friday of every month at 1:00 CT. Books selected monthly by library staff and can be checked out and picked up curbside at the Oak Bend Branch.

To sign-up, email Betsy Solomon (bsolomon@shepherdscenter-wk.org) with your name address and phone number.

March 12 Featured Book

Mrs. Everything

by Jennifer Weiner

In this instant New York Times bestseller and “multigenerational narrative that’s nothing short of brilliant” (People), two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present are explored as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner.