The Scarsdale Adult School is introducing new courses for lovers of knitting and Shakespeare. It is also planning an event with “Tenth of December” author George Saunders to celebrate its 75th anniversary:
- Beginning knitters or those needing a tune-up are invited to a six-week class that combines learning with charity. Students will make hats, scarves and similar items. My Sister’s Place, a nonprofit that helps battered women, has donated the wool for the course. Each student will donate one of his or her finished projects to the charity. The course will meet at Scarsdale High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings for six weeks beginning March 7. The instructors are Mary Beth Gose and Susan Pankow.
- Fans of Elizabethan drama are invited to a new course called “Her Infinite Variety: Studying Shakespeare’s Leading Ladies,” to be taught by Estha Weiner, an adjunct professor at City University of New York. Kate, Beatric, Juliet, Miranda, Lady Macbeth and Cleopatra will all be up for discussion. The course will meet at Scarsdale High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays for six weeks beginning March 12.
- Saunders and his editor Andy Ward will appear in an event at Scarsdale High School from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 9. Saunders’ book has been hailed for exploring the topics of class, sex, love, loss, work, despair and war. Tickets are $25 and advance registration is suggested.