Handmaker plans life-long learning series

Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging will present monthly events celebrating life-long learning in May, June and July.

The program will kick off with “Between the Lines: A Conversation with Local Authors” on Thursday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. Sheila Wilensky, associate editor of the Arizona Jewish Post, will moderate a panel discussion featuring Edie Jarolim, author of “Am I Boring My Dog,” Edna San Miguel, author and illustrator of “Mission San Xavier: A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists,” and Bill Broyles, author of several books including “Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: Where Edges Meet” and “Our Sonoran Desert.” High tea will be served following the panel.

On Friday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m., New York Times bestselling author Rhody Cohon Downey will present a “Writing Your Legacy” workshop. This class will focus on how to capture personal life experiences in writing, preserving family anecdotes and special memories for future generations.

Ending the series on July 13 at 1:30 p.m., artists from PaperWorks: The Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists will lead a workshop on making handmade books. Participants will learn basic book-binding techniques and create a small photo scrapbook using their own photos.

All three events are free, but an RSVP is requested to Religious and Cultural Education Coordinator Lori Riegel at 322-7006 or lriegel@handmaker.org.