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2015-2016

 

January 21, 2016

 

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. 26 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. 26 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. 26.


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 AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered Wednesday and Thursday March 23 and 24 from 1-5 p.m. The class will be held at Cowley College, Webb-Brown Academic Center Room 103. Ron Upton will teach the class. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.


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, April 7 – The annual mystery trip will be the first trip for the spring semester. The group will 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 go. Plan to leave at 6:45 a.m. and return around 8:30 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes lunch.
Wednesday, May 4 – Stillwater & Pawnee, OK. Don’t miss this fun and educational trip to Oklahoma. The group will head to Stillwater, OK to tour the Eskimo Joe’s Production Facility. This is where they print Eskimo Joe shirts and other gift items. After the plant tour the group will have lunch at Eskimo Joe’s. There should also be time for shopping. The afternoon will be spent at Pawnee Bill Ranch touring the 14 room mansion built in 1910 for the Gordon W “Pawnee Bill” Lillie family. There will also be a chance to view the museum with exhibits related to Pawnee Bill, the Wild West Shows and Pawnees. Leave at 7:45 a.m. and return by 6 p.m. Cost is $35. Lunch on your own.
Friday, June 3 – Benton, KS. The last trip of the semester will be to the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper and Theater. Before supper there will be time to enjoy the outdoors on the train or wagon ride as well as visit the museum or watch old cowboy movies. After the all-you-can-eat supper, the group will enjoy an evening of entertainment by the Prairie Rose Rangers. It should be a fun evening of food, fellowship and music. Depart at 4:15 p.m. and return around 10:30 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes dinner.

 

The spring 2016 schedule:
FEBRUARY
Aqua Fun (Session I) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, February 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 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 (Session I) – Monday and Wednesday, February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, and 29, 1:30 – 2:30 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 – current music that combine dancing, cardio and light weights for a great total body workout.
Exercise – (Session I) – Tuesday & Thursday, February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. LaDona Anstine, Instructor. Class participants will work on exercises to promote joint stability, muscular strength and endurance, balance, coordination, cardiovascular function and respiratory health.
Genealogy Programs & Research - Monday, February 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 21 & 28, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center, Room 105. Ron Upton, Instructor. This class will help you with online research. The class will also look at genealogy programs available.
Double Deck Pinochle – Monday, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center, Room 207.  Deb Holman, Instructor. Students will learn how to play double deck pinochle. Basic rules, how to count, melt and take tricks will be covered.
Spanish Conversation – Monday, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center, Room 207. Deb Holman, Instructor. This basic class lets students share information about family, work, shopping and travel. Speaking is the main focus of this class.  A Spanish/English dictionary is needed for this class.
This & That – Tuesday, February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal, Instructor. Each session will have a guest speaker & cover a variety of topics.
Mah Jongg Players – Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20 & 27,  1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center – Room 207. Margaret Neal, Instructor. This class is for experienced Mah Jongg players and participants will continue to learn game strategies and improve their game. 
Afternoon Table Games - Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20 & 27,  1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center – Room 207. Margaret Neal, Instructor. Do you enjoy playing table games like Scrabble, Five Crowns, Bunco and Dominoes? If so, invite friends to join you and come play table games.
Computer Skills for Today – Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 2 & 9, 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.
Creating Family Keepsakes – Thursday, February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal, Instructor. If your New Years’ Resolution was to organize family photos, make a memory quilt, or create a family recipe book, now is the time to get started. Basic information will be shared and class participants will work on individual projects.
Quilt As You Go – Tuesday, February 23 & March 8, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ark City Senior Center, Sue Carpenter, Instructor.  Create a beautiful quilt with fabric strips from your stash. This “quilt as you go” quilt is fun and easy to make. Sewing machine & tools needed. A complete supply list will be available at enrollment.
MARCH
Aqua Fun – (Session II) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, March 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 21, 23, 25, 28 and 30, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class. See Session I.
Aerobics (Session II) – Monday and Wednesday, March 2, 7, 9, 21, 23, 28 and 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Rikki Hettenbach, Instructor. See Session I.
Exercise – (Session II) – Tuesday & Thursday, March 1, 3, 7, 9, 22, 24, 29 and 31, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. See Session I.
Woodcarving – Tuesday, March 1, 8, 22 & 29, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Cherokee Strip Museum. Fred Taylor, Instructor. Class participants will learn tool safety and basic woodcarving techniques as you work on a class project. Tools & supplies needed.
Beyond the Basics – Wednesday, March 23, 30 and April 6, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 105. Larry Schwintz, Instructor. Learn more about using word processing for everyday projects including labels, certificates, etc.
Creative Cards – Thursday, March 3, 10, 24 & 31, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal, Instructor. This class will feature birthday, sympathy, get well and graduation cards. There will be a $10 class fee.
Woven Scrap Rug – Thursday, March 24 & 31, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Arkansas City Senior Center. Sue Carpenter, Instructor. This simple rug project will be 20”x 30” and can be made from one jelly roll or scraps from your stash. A non-slip liner will be used on the back to make it safe to use in your home. Sewing machine & tools needed. Supply list will be available at enrollment.
APRIL
Aqua Fun – (Session III) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday,  April 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27  and 29, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class. See Session I.
Aerobics (Session III) – Monday and Wednesday, April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Rikki Hettenbach, Instructor. See Session I.
Exercise – (Session III) – Tuesday & Thursday, April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. LaDona Anstine, Instructor. See Session I.
Creating with Power Point – Wednesday, April 13, 20 & 27, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 105. Larry Schwintz, Instructor. Learn how to use Power Point to create a photo story or basic presentation. Students will add clip art, pictures, animations and transitions to projects.                                                 
Basic Sculpting – Thursday, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 205. Jill Ball, Instructor. Students will learn to sculpt a human head. Techniques for setting eyes, nose and mouth will be covered. There will be a $10.00 class fee for this class.
TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Finished) – Tuesday, April 26, 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.