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Attention, Class! Learning Fun — Without the Tests

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Washington state had a wild winter this year. And although it’s now history, have you ever thought about how weather has shaped history? That’s just one topic on deck at the next One Day University in Seattle.


AARP Washington and The Seattle Times are partnering with One Day U to give those eager to learn access to presentations by top scholars.

The Saturday, June 17, event will be held at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall (4069 Spokane Lane, Seattle). Scheduled lectures are “Four Memorable Musicals that Changed Broadway” — think Hamilton — by Sean Hartley of the Kaufman Music Center in New York; “When Weather Changed the Course of History,” an exploration of disasters such as the Dust Bowl and Hurricane Katrina, by Stanford University’s Caroline Winterer; and “The Science of Problem-Solving,” by Catherine Sanderson of Amherst College.

The day begins at 9 a.m. Each session is 65 minutes, including time for a Q and A. Registration is required, at; use promo code ST129 for a discounted price of $129. You don’t have to be an AARP member to get the discount.

And perhaps best of all: no tests.

—Chris Thomas

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