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Independent Acoustic Jam
with Robert Dubrow
Jam in a low pressure, non-judgmental environment with a group who enjoys making acoustic music with others. The focus is acoustic guitar-based music. Other acoustic instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, bass & harmonicas are welcome. You must have a solid understanding of your instruments including tuning, basic chords and rhythm patterns. Style of music may vary as participants will alternate providing songs and leading classes. This class will be facilitated by Robert DuBrow, a longtime alum of previous Acoustic Jam classes. This is not an instructor based class.
Watercolors For Beginners
with Linda Murray
This course is for the true beginner. Students will be introduced to the materials and techniques used to create watercolor paintings using the elements of the landscape. Each class will begin with a demo in painting an element from the landscape (sky, trees, rocks and water). After the fifth-class students will put the elements together making a landscape using the techniques learned. Classes will also include a friendly critique of the previous week’s exercises. Student are responsible for their materials and must purchase the “Watercolor for Beginner’s” workbook from the instructor for $25 at the first class. A list of materials and syllabus are available in the Adult Ed Office or via mail/email.
Ladies Book Club- You Can't Put Us Down
with Joy Osterhout
In today’s world, with everything driven by social media, do you crave more time interacting with others face-to-face and meeting new like-minded friends? Do you also love curling up with a good book? Well, then it is time to combine the two with You Can’t Put Us Down - Ladies Book Club! We will read one fiction and one non-fiction book each with a woman as the main character over our course time and come together weekly to discuss what resonated with us, what we can learn from the book, and about ourselves and others. Snacks will be provided! Please note you are responsible for purchasing/obtaining the books we will be reading. Alternate Side: A Novel, by Anna Quindlen ISBN 0812996062 and Educated, by Tara Westover ISBN 1443452475.
Tai Chi Fall Prevention Part II
with Lisa St. Hilaire
In this six week program, students will continue to gain skill in the core movements and will learn expanded movements including brush knee, play the lute, and push the mountain (amongst others). If you’ve taken Tai Chi for Fall Prevention (or Tai Chi for Arthritis) before, this is a great opportunity to refresh yourself with this form. Students should dress comfortably.
Tai Chi 24 Form Intro/ Refresher
with Lisa St. Hilaire
This form is the most popular Tai Chi form practiced in the world today. It is a Yang style form characterized by slow and gentle movements that are larger than those in the Sun style. Students new to the form can expect to learn a few movements well and become familiarize with other movements. Students with previous experience will have an opportunity to refresh their skill and deepen their understanding of this form. The class will practice portions of the form together and will break out into small groups to focus on areas of interest. The instructor will meet students where they’re at with this form! There will be no class held on 10/22.
with Samantha Dimmick
Learn to crochet a traditional ripple afghan, the quintessential crochet blanket! In this class you will learn a common pattern for a ripple afghan and be able to start your own. Choose from baby, lap size or throw size. Supplies needed: 6 skeins (approx. 2,000-2,500 yards) for throw size, 4 skeins (approx. 1,400-1,800 yards) for a lap size and 3-4 skeins (approx. 1,000-1,400 yards) for baby size and bring the hook size recommended on the yarn label.
Functions, Settings, and Menus--It's complicated!
with Gary Swinton
Today's digital cameras have a variety of features. Are you getting the most out of your investment? Are you happy with the results? Let a professional help you figure it all out! You'll be surprised by how much sharper and more interesting your photos are when you learn how to use your digital tools. We'll discuss image size and quality, shooting options, and menu choices that will make a difference in the sharpness of your photos. A Saturday "shooting" class is included (11/16 at 10:00 am at Vaughn Qoods), giving everyone a chance for hands-on practice. Leave this course with a solid understanding of your camera and the confidence to start making it work for you.
Please bring your camera with you. A manually adjustable camera will work best for the purpose of the class.
Not on Ancestry! What Next?
with B.J. Jamieson
Learn how to explore resources beyond ancestry.com. Ancestry.com is a wonderful resource for genealogy research but other sites can also help put leaves on a family tree. Explore digitized newspapers and other sites to discover fascinating information about your family!