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2011-2012

 

January 11, 2012


Cowley�s Golden Tigers to hold spring enrollment

 

Golden TigersSpring enrollment for classes in the Golden Tigers at Cowley College is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room inside the Brown Center at Cowley.

The Golden Tigers is for women and men age 50 and over. There is a $5 registration fee and a fee of $2 per class. Fees for classes and trips are due at the time of enrollment. Some classes have additional costs or supplies needed.

Persons planning to attend enrollment from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 24 should bring mailing labels to use on their enrollment forms and sign-up sheets. This saves writing your name repeatedly and speeds up the enrollment process. Enrollment by telephone or mail will be accepted after Jan. 24.

The Golden Tigers also have four educational trips planned in the spring.

 

The AARP Driver Safety class will be offered Thursday and Friday, March 29-30 from 1-5 p.m. The class will be held in the Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room TBD. Robert & Betty Chorn from Augusta are the instructors.

The Driver Safety program is an 8-hour classroom refresher course. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate.  Insurance companies in Kansas give a discount to seniors on your car insurance upon class completion. There is a $12 fee.

The annual Spring Luncheon will be held Thursday, May 10 in the Wright Room. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. There will be music, Golden Tiger highlights, and much more. It is also an excellent time to visit with other Golden Tiger participants and guests. The cost for the luncheon is $9.

Here is a list of trips offered in the spring:

  • Thursday, February 9 –Wichita. The first trip will be to Wichita to see “Steel Magnolias” at the Crown Uptown. This show is a comedy drama featuring Southern women. It is sure to be a fun show with lots of laughs. Depart at 10:30 a.m. and return by 5 p.m.  A lunch buffet at the theater is included in this trip. Cost is $45 and lunch is included.
  • Thursday, March 8 – Emporia. The morning will include a tour of the historic home of William Allen White and the Lyon County Historical Museum. Then head to Olpe to the famous Chicken House for lunch. After lunch there will be a driving tour of the city with a step on guide to share information about Emporia. The last stop will include a tour of the beautiful Granada Theatre and Art Center. They will also serve an afternoon treat from the Granada Coffee Company and Sweet Granada (chocolate). Meet at Ireland Hall and depart at 7 a.m. and return around 7:30 p.m. Cost is $45 and includes lunch.
  • Tuesday, March 27 – Bartlesville, OK. This trip will feature a great musical show that is based on the novel – “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglass Wallop. Some of the songs included in the show are “Those Were the Good Old Days” and “What Lola Wants”. The show is at the Bartlesville Community Center. Meet at Ireland Hall and depart at 3 p.m. and return around midnight. Cost is $75 and includes dinner.
  • Thursday, April 19 – Mystery Trip. Travel to an unknown destination and visit a variety of unknown locations. If you would like to take a chance on a fun adventure then be sure to sign up for the annual Mystery Trip. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you never know where the bus might take you. Plan to leave at 7 a.m. and return around 8 p.m. Cost is $45 and includes lunch.

The spring 2012 schedule:

February

  • Aqua Fun – (Session I) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, February 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 & 29, 10–11 a.m., Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. Participants will be led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exercises that can help increase joint flexibility and improve mobility. There will be a $3 pool fee for this class.
  • Exercise – (Session I) – Tuesday & Thursday, February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 & 28, 1:30–2:30 p.m., Webb - Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Gina McKown, Instructor. Class participants will work on the joint area and flexibility. Basic stretching, kickboxing, yoga, and using vita bands will also be explored.
  • Cards & More – Monday, February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center, Room 203. Margaret Neal, Instructor. This class will feature birthday and Valentine cards. Please bring scissors and your favorite adhesive. There will be a $10 class fee.
  • Visual Journaling – Tuesday & Thursday, February 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23, 2–4 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 205. Judi Groves – Instructor. Class participants will create a visual journal by using magazine pictures, writing about thoughts, painting and drawing abstract squiggles. A fun class – no experience necessary.
  • Reader’s Theater – Tuesday, February 14, 21, 28, March 6, & 13, 1–2 p.m., Webb-Brown – Room 203. Sue Gregg, Instructor. Class participants will read from a script and add expressions to portray the personality of the character. The class members will participate in several performances.
  • Beginning Mah Jongg – Wednesday, February 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7 & 14, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Webb – Brown Academic Center – Room 203. Janice Stover and Margaret Neal, Instructors. This is a popular game played with tiles and a game card. We will use the 2011 game card. Instructions will be covered in the first few sessions and then class participants will continue to meet and play the game.
  • Mah Jongg Players – Wednesday, February 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 28, April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 1–4 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center – Room 207. Janice Stover and Margaret Neal – Instructors. This class is for experienced Mah Jongg players. Class participants will continue to learn game strategies and improve their game. 
  • Computer Skills for Today – Wednesday, February 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7 & 14, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center, Room 105. Larry Schwintz, Instructor. Learn the basic computer skills you need to survive in today’s society. You’ll discover Practical applications for creating word documents and how to create and organize files.
  • This & That – Tuesday, February 21, 28, March 6 & 13, 3– 4 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal, Instructor. Each session will have a guest speaker and cover a variety of topics including cooking for one or two and health issues.
  • TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Finished) – Thursday, February 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ark City Senior Center. Sue Carpenter, Instructor. Do you have some sewing and quilting projects at home that are unfinished because you need a little help? If so, this is your opportunity to bring those projects to class and get them completed.

March

  • Aqua Fun – (Session II) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, March 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 26, 28 & 30, 10–11 a.m., Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. There will be a $3 pool fee for this class. (See Session I)
  • Exercise – (Session II) – Tuesday & Thursday, March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 27 & 29, 1:30–2:30 p.m., Webb - Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Gina McKown, Instructor. (See Session I)
  • Raggedy Quilt – Monday, March 5 & 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ark City Senior Center. Sue Carpenter, Instructor. This is a fun scrappy project using coordinating blocks of fabrics. This fun quilt can be made any size from throw to King size. Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies are needed. A complete supply list will be available at enrollment.
  • Beyond Basic Genealogy – Monday, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9 & 16, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 105. Ron Upton, Instructor. The class participants will use a computer to collect data and learn how to integrate data into a family history book. Classes will also cover creating documents and scanning pictures. Please pick up additional information for the class at enrollment.
  • Woodcarving – Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3, 1–3:00 p.m., Cherokee Strip Museum. Linda Kenzy, Instructor. This class is open for beginning and advanced carvers. Wood blanks will be available for purchase (approx. $10) at the first class. Bring your tools and be ready for a fun project.
  • TLC for Pets, Working & Sporting Dogs – Wednesday, March 7, 14, 28 & April 4, 1:30–2:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 206. Dr. Steve Swaim, Instructor. The class will cover basic health care of pet, working and sporting dogs. It will include first aid for dogs.
  • Beyond the Basics – Wednesday, March 28, April 4 & 11, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 105. Larry Schwintz, Instructor. In this class you will learn more about using word processing and power point for everyday projects. Labels, greeting cards and certificates are some of the projects you will complete in this class.
  • Scrapbooking – Thursday, March 29, April 5, 12 & 26, 1:30–4 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 203. Margaret Neal – Instructor. This class is designed to help you complete album pages. Page layouts will be shared and the circuit and other tools will be available to use.

April

  • Aqua Fun – (Session III) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, April 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 & 30, 10–11 a.m., Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. There will be a $3 pool fee for this class. (See Session I)
  • Exercise – (Session III) – Tuesday & Thursday, April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, & 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Webb - Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Gina McKown, Instructor. (See Session I)
  • A  Journey with the Hopi Indians – Tuesday, April 3 & 10, 1:30–3 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center – Room 206. Judith Drongoski – Instructor. Judy will share her journey with the Hopi Indians with us. She will cover the history, culture, notable people, art and crafts
  • Walking – Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 & 9, 10–11 a.m., Veteran’s Lake. Judy Jordan – Instructor. Enjoy walking with friends and neighbors around Veteran’s Lake.
  • Creating a Photo Story –Wednesday, April 18, 25 & May 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center - Room 105. Larry Schwintz, Instructor. Learn to use this free software program to create a picture story for a special birthday, graduation, trip, wedding or retirement. Some computer experience highly recommended for this class.
  • Bags, Bags, & More Bags – Tuesday, April 17 & 24, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Ark City Senior Center, Sue Carpenter- Instructor. If you need a bag for your glasses, loose change, cell phones, etc., you will find it in this class. Sewing machine & tools needed.