Adult Learning Institute
Are you ready to reinvent yourself? Make new friends? Learn a new skill or hobby? These new offerings are just the ticket! These Adult Learning Institute classes will be 10% off the course price for people 55 and up.
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*Each class has a minimum required enrollment. Once that minimum is reached, the class is a “MAKE.” Find a class you like, encourage a friend to join you! Sometimes two or three people can make a difference between having a “Go” and having a course cancelled. Please register at least 7 days prior to class start date.*
Ballroom Dance Lessons for Beginners I
Foxtrot, Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha. Six week course. Partner required. Fun - Easy - Relaxing. Great Exercise. Keep on Dancing.
Ballroom Dance Lessons II (American Social Style)
Rhumba, Tango, Salsa, Merengue (6 week course). FUN EASY-RELAXING. Great Exercise. KEEP ON DANCING. Partner required.
Beaded Jewelry (Basic)
Learn how to make beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings using basic techniques (no soldering). You will learn how to use flex wire, crimp beads, and semi-precious stones to create beautiful bracelets and earrings. For more information please click on the flyer below.
Learn the basics of lettering for elegance, legibility, and pleasure. The Uncial and Italic hands provide a good foundation for learning other alphabets and provide lettering options, for scrapbooking, addressing invitations, and creating handmade greeting cards. This class is fun, relaxing, and rewarding!
Country & Western Dance I
Emphasis will be on mastering the basic steps and turns of the Texas 2-Step, Waltz, and Texas Polka. Partners are not required; everyone will be requested to change partners after each exercise or dance.
Country & Western Dance II
Reviews basics of Texas 2-Step and Texas Polka adding many of the modern turns, spins and movements being seen in clubs and on television.
Chi Kung is a traditional Chinese exercise system that uses slow, rhythmic movement, deep breathing and meditative visualization to help its practitioners relax. Chi Kung is not physically demanding, but students should be at least capable of slow movement, standing, and sitting on the floor. They should wear comfortable clothes.
A beginning course investigating a variety of media, techniques and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities with consideration of drawing as a developmental process, as well as an end in itself.
Basic skills and strokes are stressed. Includes rules and etiquette of the game. Students must bring their own clubs and a few golf balls. Additional money will also be needed for purchase of golf balls at a driving range where some of the instruction will be conducted. First class meeting will be on campus; subsequent meetings at a driving range.
Attention is given to proper stance, grip, swing, and game process. Supervised help in developing control and accuracy. Students must bring their own golf clubs and a few golf balls. Additional money will also be needed for purchase of balls at a driving range where some of the instruction will be conducted. First class meeting will be on campus; subsequent meetings at a driving range.
Learn to knit by completing easy starter projects. Basic stitches will be taught, including the chain stitch, slip stitch, single stitch, and double crochet stitch. Also learn to knit fibers and understand the affect they have on a project. Pattern abbreviations will be discussed for seaming and weaving. (Some advanced projects will be taken home to complete.)
Mind Games for Memory
Research has shown that playing strategy-oriented games will help retain memory and sharpen mental skills. Class will focus on the science behind keeping mental skills sharp while aging, initial instruction in strategy games such as Chess, Mahjong, Pinocle and many other traditional games as well as time for group practice. Build skills and friendships while retaining memory and mental skills.
Retirement Planning Today
This is an objective education course that examines many aspects of personal finance and how they can work together to create an integrated successful retirement plan. Shows you how to access your financial situation and develop a personalized plan to achieve your financial and retirement goals. For more information please click on the flyer below.
Scrapbooking Session 1: The Basics of Scrapbooking
Basic Scrapbooking tools, adhesives, supplies and organization trends related to getting started in scrapbooking.
Scrapbooking Session 2: Page Elements and Design
Scrapbooking page elements and design, pictures, paper, title/journaling, embellishments and color.
Scrapbooking Session 3: Telling the Story
An advanced look at tools, techniques, and trends related to page enhancements such as titles, lettering, stickers, embellishments, etc.
Scrapbooking Session 4: Exciting Embellishments
A comprehensive look at tools, techniques, and trends related to advanced page enhancements such as embossing, painting, chalking and stamping.
Scrapbooking Session 5: Bring on the Bling
Tools, techniques and trends related to adding dimension to projects and pages through the use of elements such as metal, fibers, chipboard, beads and brads and buttons.
Tai Chi is an ancient system for maintaining well-being. Sifu Rich McKay offers instruction in the popular Yang style short form. The classes will include an explanation of the martial aspects of the art and instruction in chi kung and easy exercises that promote feelings of energy and relaxation. For more information please click on the flyer below.
Linked courses are held in conjunction with academic ones, which allows more variety and a wider range of courses that are offered each semester. Please refer to our course list for more information.
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