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2014-2015

 

January 22, 2015


Cowley’s Golden Tigers to hold spring enrollment

 

Spring enrollment for classes in the Golden Tigers at Cowley College is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

The Golden Tigers is for women and men age 50 and over. There is a $5 registration fee and a fee of $2 per spring 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. 27 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. 27.

In the event of class cancellations due to weather, Cowley College will post the announcement on its web site and on area radio stations. Information will also be listed on the Golden Tiger voice mail at 620-441-5286.

The Golden Tigers have planned a trip to Hawaii in October 2015. The trip features a seven-night cruise on the NCL Pride of America ship. Pick up a brochure at enrollment for complete details.

The Golden Tigers also have three educational trips planned in the spring. Persons wanting more information on the trips should contact Margaret Neal at (620) 441-5286, or by e-mail: neal@cowley.edu.

Here is a list of trips offered in the spring:

  • Thursday, March 26 – 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. You will want to wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you never know where the bus might take the group. Cost is $50 and includes lunch.
  • Tuesday, April 14 – Dewey and Tulsa, OK. The tour starts at the Tom Mix Museum and Western Theatre. The museum has a large collection of personal property of the silent movie cowboy and old silent movies can be watched in the theatre. The group will also enjoy visiting the Dewey Hotel Museum with period furnishings, glassware, clothing and rare photographs of early day life of the area. After lunch the group will head to Tulsa to see exhibits at the Gilcrease Museum. Depart at 7 a.m. and return by 8:30 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes lunch.
  • Tuesday, May 12 – Greensburg, Kansas. Following a tornado in 2007, 95% of Greensburg was destroyed. Today they have rebuilt one of the greenest cities in the United States. The first stop will be at the Big Well Museum and Visitor’s Center. This famous well is one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas. In addition to touring a Silo Eco-Home we will also tour several buildings including the Kiowa County Hospital and Kiowa County School. Lunch will be served at the 5.4.7 Arts Center. This building is the first LEED Platinum building in Kansas and utilizes wind and solar power. Depart at 6:45 a.m. and return around 8 p.m. Cost is $50.00 and includes lunch.

The spring 2015 schedule:

FEBRUARY

Aqua Fun – (Session I) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, February 2, 4, 6,  9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25 and 27, 10:00 – 11:00 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 $3.00 pool fee for this class.

 Aerobics – Monday & Wednesday, February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25, 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Ben Cleveland Wellness Center, Rikki Hettenbach, Instructor. This energetic and upbeat class is sure to get your body moving. It’s fun and easy with a mix of 50’s – 90’s music that combine dancing, cardio and light weights for a great total body workout.

Exercise – (Session I) – Tuesday & Thursday, February 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Alicia Nellis, Instructor. This class is designed to increase the health & wellness of its participants. Each class includes exercises to facilitate flexibility, mobility and functionality for joints and muscles.

Getting Started in Genealogy – Monday, Feb            ruary 2, 9, 16 & 23, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Webb Brown Academic Center, Room 105. Ron Upton – Instructor. Class participants will learn how to get started searching their family history, set up files and explore different internet sites.

Beginning Mah Jongg – Wednesday, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4 & 11, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Webb Brown Academic Center – Room 207. Margaret Neal – Instructor. This is a popular game played with tiles and a 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 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Webb Brown Academic Center – Room 203. Margaret Neal – Instructor. This class is for experienced Mah Jongg players and participants will continue to learn game strategies and improve their game. 

Computer Skills for Today – Wednesday, February 11, 18, 25, March 4 & 11, 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.

Sharing Foods & Recipes – Thursday, February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb Brown Academic Center, Room 204. Margaret Neal, Instructor. This class will feature special foods for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and more. We will look at fun ways to make your celebrations  more special. There will be a $10 class fee.

Cricut, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, & More - Tuesday, February 10, 17 & 24, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal – Instructor. Have you taken your electronic die cutting machine out of the box? Are you afraid to try to use the embossing machine? It’s time you learned more about these special tools in this fun class.

Decorating with Scraps – Thursday, February 19 & 26, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ark City Senior Center, Sue Carpenter, Instructor. This is another great class to use your fabric stash or use the leftovers to create items for your home. Table runners, table toppers, and mug rugs are some of the items you can create in this class. Sewing machine & tools are needed. A complete supply list will be available at enrollment.

MARCH

Aqua Fun – (Session II) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, March 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 23, 25, 27 &30, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. (See Session I)  There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class.

Exercise – (Session II) – Tuesday & Thursday, March 3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26 & 31, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Alicia Nellis, Instructor. This class is designed to increase the health & wellness of its participants. Each class includes exercises to facilitate flexibility, mobility and functionality for joints and muscles.

Understanding & Using New Devices – Monday, March 2, 9, 23 & 30, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb Brown Academic Center – Room 207. Ron Upton – Instructor. Do you have a computer, tablet, cell phone or other device you are having trouble using successfully? If so, this class may help you learn more about your device. Class members are also encouraged to share their knowledge with each other. Troubleshooting or when to ask for help will also be discussed in the class.

This & That – Tuesday, March 3, 10, 24 & 31, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Webb Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal – Instructor. Each session will have a guest speaker and cover a variety of topics.

AARP Driver Safety – Tuesday & Wednesday, March 10 & 11, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Webb Brown Academic Center – Room 205. Ron Upton – Instructor. The class provides a refresher on the rules of the road and tips on how to adapt one’s driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that come with aging. Insurance companies in Kansas also offer a discount for completing the class. Cost - $15 (AARP members) $20 (non-members)

Hidden Treasure Tote Bag – Monday, March 23 & 30, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Arkansas City Senior Center. Sue Carpenter – Instructor. Create a bag that will be great for any shopping trip!! This Hidden Treasure bag features 2 large front pockets and 3 zippered outside back pockets. Sewing machine & tools needed. Supply list available at enrollment.

APRIL

Aqua Fun – (Session III) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday,  April 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 & 29, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. (See Session I) There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class.

Exercise – (Session III) – Tuesday & Thursday, April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Alicia Nellis, Instructor. This class is designed to increase the health & wellness of its participants. Each class includes exercises to facilitate flexibility, mobility and functionality for joints and muscles.

Internet Basics – Wednesday, April 1 & 8, 1:30 – 3:30 p. m. Webb Brown Academic Center – Room 105. Larry Schwintz, Instructor. Information and tips on using the internet successfully. Class members will have fun projects to learn how to use the internet.

Creative Cards – Thursday, April 2, 9, 16 & 23, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal – Instructor. This class will feature spring holidays and birthday cards that are fun and easy to make. Please bring scissors and your favorite adhesive. There will be a $10 class fee.

Beyond the Basics – Wednesday, April 15, 22 & 29, 1:30 – 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.

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Finished) – Tuesday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ark City Senior Center. Sue Carpenter, Instructor. Do you have some sewing or quilting projects at home that are unfinished because you need a little help? If so, this is a great time to get those projects completed. Sewing machine and tools needed.