PALS Fall 2021 Session Announcement

Date(s): Sep 13, 2021 - Nov 01, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM - 12:15 PM
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PALS (Perimeter Adult Learning Services) is pleased to announce its Fall 2021 session running for 8 weeks on Mondays beginning September 13, 2021 and running through November 1, 2021. The classes will be in person at the Dunwoody United Methodist Church.  The lineup of classes is as follows:

Mondays from 10:00 – 11:00 am — Mondays from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm – “Why?  Explaining the Holocaust – Dan O’Lone will answer the basic questions about the Holocaust such as Why the Jews? Why the Germans? Why Murder?

Mondays from 10:00 – 11:00 am – Introduction to Geneology – Bob Sapp will show how to trace your ancestry and create a family tree using tools such as census, birth, marriage, death and military records among others. Use of a downloaded internet program is highly recommended.

Mondays from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm – The Origins of Rock and Roll – Tom Dell will trace the roots of rock and roll beginning with slave songs through ragtime, the Blues, the Big Bands, country music and Jazz up to the 1950s when the term “rock and roll” was first coined by Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed.

Mondays from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm – How to Make Smart Use of Your Smartphone – BH Technology Group will show you how to make use if your IPhone and Android phone beyond making calls and reading email. You will learn all about the settings on your phone and get in depth training on matters such as texting, taking and sending photos, keeping a calendar and creating lists and notepads. There will be separate but concurrent classes for the IPhone and Android phones.

Mondays from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm – The “Real” Hamlet – Michelle Friedman will discuss the five versions of Hamlet attributed to Shakespeare. After viewing Kenneth Branagh’s four hour video, which compiles nearly all of the lines of the several versions, the class will decide which is the real “Hamlet,” which originally ran for only two hours.

There will be no lunch or afternoon class for this session.

The cost is $55 for all classes for the 8 weeks. Registration and payment must be made on the PALS web page ( If there are any questions please contact Iris Katz, PALS Administrator by calling the PALS office at 770-698-0801 or by email at

PLEASE NOTE: We are strongly recommending that only those who have been fully vaccinated plan to attend our classes and The Dunwoody United Methodist Church is requiring people wear masks at all at times while in the Church.