August 11, 2004
Fun classes, fun trips await Institute of Lifetime Learning participants
The Institute of Lifetime Learning at Cowley County Community College makes a good point: Just because you’re over 50 doesn’t mean you can’t have fun AND learn something.
Cowley’s popular program for men and women ages 50 and over will hold its fall enrollment from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room inside the Brown Center on the main campus. There is a $5 registration fee per person for the semester, and a $2 fee per class. Some classes have additional costs.
Persons attending fall enrollment are reminded to bring their mailing labels to use on the enrollment form and sign-up sheets. This saves writing their name multiple times and speeds up the enrollment process. Enrollment by telephone will be accepted after Aug. 26.
This fall’s class schedule resembles those in the past with many favorites throughout the years. One change this semester is that the popular AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety Program is being offered in both Arkansas City and Winfield. The class is scheduled for Oct. 6-7 in Arkansas City and Oct. 18-19 in Winfield.
Margaret Neal, Institute coordinator, spoke about three other classes.
“Norman Smith, a local photographer, is offering Computer PhotoShop,” Neal said. “He’s going to work with people using PhotoShop and taking digital pictures. It’s going to be a neat class.”
Computer PhotoShop is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3 and 10 on the lower level of Galle-Johnson Hall.
Neal also highlighted Aqua Fun.
“It’s really good for people who have arthritis or problems with their knees and joints,” Neal said. “It really is a good way to get exercise. People are very pleased with the results of taking those exercise classes.”
Aqua Fun will be held in two sessions. Session I will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Session II will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 30, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Both sessions will be held at the Family Aquatics Center at Arkansas City High School.
Neal is teaching a class titled “Creating Family Recipe Books.” She said it would “be fun.”
And Bridge players of all skill levels, take heart. Jeanne and Jack Baird, who are “excellent Bridge players,” Neal said, will teach a Beginning Bridge class in November.
“It’s for people with no experience to those who want tips on how to become a better player,” Neal said.
The class is being offered Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 8, 10, 15, 17, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Room 115 of the Kerr Technology Building.
Four educational trips are planned throughout the fall, including two to Wichita, one to Shawnee, Okla., and one to Council Grove.
Fall 2004 schedule:
Exercise, Session I, Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 1, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 131, Brown Center.
This & That, Tuesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 115, Kerr Technology Building.
Woodcarving, Tuesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 1:30-3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum.
Fibers & Fabrics, Mondays, Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Winfield Center, 1406 E. Eighth St.
Basic Computers, Thursdays, Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 1:30-3 p.m., Room 109, Kerr Technology Building.
Locker Hooking, Thursday, Sept. 30, 1-4 p.m., Winfield Center.
Victorian History, Thursdays, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 4-5 p.m., Winfield Center.
Exercise, Session II, Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 131, Brown Center.
Aqua Fun, Session I, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Family Aquatics Center, Arkansas City High School.
AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 6-7, 1-5 p.m., Room 115, Kerr Technology Building ($10 fee per person to cover class handouts).
Computer Basics, Saturday, Oct. 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room 109, Kerr Technology Building.
Creating Family Recipe Books, Wednesdays, Oct. 13, 20, 27, 1:30-3 p.m., Room 201, Ireland Hall.
AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18-19, 1-5 p.m., Winfield Center ($10 fee per person to cover class handouts).
Sewing With Fleece, Tuesdays, Oct. 19, 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Winfield Center.
Computer PhotoShop, Wednesdays, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 3-5 p.m., Lower Level, Galle-Johnson Hall.
Exercise, Session III, Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29, Dec. 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 131, Brown Center.
Aqua Fun, Session II, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 30, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Family Aquatics Center, Arkansas City High School.
Readers’ Theatre, Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 131, Brown Center.
Holiday Gifts & Decorations, Thursdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 1:30-3 p.m., Room 115, Kerr Technology Building.
Beginning Bridge, Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 8, 10, 15, 17, 1:30-3 p.m., Room 115, Kerr Technology Building.
Snowman Wallhanging, Tuesdays, Nov. 16, 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Winfield Center.
Christmas Party, Thursday, Dec. 2, 12:30 p.m., Earle N. Wright Community Room, Brown Center.
Wichita, Thursday, Sept. 23, to the Senior Expo that will include Botanica, Cowtown, Exploration Place and the Indian Center. Depart from Ireland Hall at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $15 plus lunch.
Shawnee, Okla., Friday, Oct. 8, to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, plus several historic sites to view stained glass windows. Depart from Ireland Hall at 7 a.m. and return early evening. Cost is $35. Lunch is included.
Council Grove, Wednesday, Nov. 3, to include stops at the Kaw Mission, Seth Hays Home, Custer Elm, Madonna of the Trail, Post Office Oak and Museum, and Neosho Riverwalk. Lunch will be at the Hays House, the oldest continually operated restaurant west of the Mississippi River. Depart from Ireland Hall at 7 a.m. Cost is $35. Lunch is included.
Wichita, Thursday, Dec. 9, to a dinner and melodrama titled “The Holiday Surprise” at the Mosley Street Melodrama. Buffet dinner will be catered in by Pig In, Pig Out Barbecue. Depart from Ireland Hall at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes dinner and show. (No refunds after Nov. 23).