Take advantage of this unique program offering personal enrichment and skill acquisition courses encompassing the arts, movement, skills, training and more! Our highly qualified Leisure Instructors bring extensive experience to the diverse range of classes offered through this program. Those interested in offering a class through Center Activities are welcome to apply, as we are constantly striving to bring a wide variety of extracurricular activities to the local community. Registration deadlines for Leisure Activities will be the first day of classes for most offerings. Please call Center Activities to inquire about the possibility of registering for courses that have already begun. You may attend the first class for an opportunity to ask instructors questions prior to registering for courses that meet more than four times.
Learn how to become a better performer by acquiring a modern approach to the guitar. This course will give a brief overview of playing techniques, practice regimes, musicianship, and a few tips and tricks about recording and songwriting. Whether beginner or advanced, this course will help you become a better musician.
This one day seminar will cover a variety of topics associated with all-grain brewing including some advanced techniques. The instructor will demonstrate the brewing process on a 1 barrel pub-style brew system. Some of the topics to be discussed will include sanitation/closed-system operations, an overview of brewhouse equipment, carbohydrate and protein conversion temperatures, bitterness/flavor/aroma extraction from hops, yeast management, and many others. The students will benefit from a hands-on style presentation where they will experience the brewing process first hand while discussing related topics.
In this class students will learn a simple, safe, personal and effective nutritional plan to support optimum health, and develop a subconscious desire for the enjoyment of those healthy foods. They will learn how exercise contributes to health, develop a personalized exercise program, and develop a subconscious desire to enjoy exercise. And they will learn how mental attitude effects your health, and develop skills to adjust one’s attitude. Go to http://www.tomreed.com/ for more information.
Einstein was only 26 when he published his groundbreaking Theory of Relativity. While it took a genius to figure it out the first time, the average person can understand it now...if you have the right teacher. Einstein turned over the physics that had stood for hundreds of years by chang- ing how we understand space, time and what it means to be moving. In this class you will be given a conceptual (no math) introduction to Spe- cial Relativity and the bizarre predictions it makes about the relativity of space and time and the absolute speed of light. Come for a fun look at a very different way of seeing the world. Phillip Lazzar is excited and looking forward to teaching you this subject. He has been a guest teacher of it in local grade schools as well as for OLLI and knows how to help you understand it.
By capturing and condensing a plant's fundamental therapeutic properties, essential oils offer amazing tools for enhancing life. By affecting the limbic system directly, scents work in a mysterious way that can only be learned experientially. This class will give you the valuable tool of understanding the basics of essential oils. You will leave with knowledge of what essential oils are and how they are fundamentally different from synthetic scents, as well as how to choose good quality essential oils. We will experientially explore the affects of different oils as well as delve deeply into several crucial oils to use in your life. We will cover basic ways to incorporate these oils into your life safely and effectively. This class will be foundational information for the following series class- Aromatherapy Fundamentals.
Learn how to become a better guitarist through this modern day approach to the guitar. This course will focus on playing techniques, developing practice regimes, musicianship. In addition, this course also features some information about how to record your own performance - a crucial tool which will allow you to evaluate yourself. This course will also include brief discussion about songwriting, some strategies for dealing with performance anxiety, and many other important aspects about how to succeed as a modern guitarist. Whether your passion involves performance, songwriting, or just playing for leisure, this course will provide you with the knowledge you need to take your musical experience to the next level. Beginners and advanced players are welcome.
Introduction to Archery is open to archers of every skill level. This course is designed to introduce beginning archers to the basic fundamentals of the sport in accordance with the National Training System; this includes: proper posture and alignment, aiming, the release and follow through. This class will utilize the hands-on application of using a bow and arrow in conjunction with demonstrations and lectures. This course will also discuss the proper care and use of archery equipment.
Essential oils are the life-blood of plants, and for this reason, they are powerful tools for enhancing wellbeing. Because scents affect each person differently, essential oils are most profoundly worked with experientially; for this reason, we will smell and compare many oils throughout the course. We will begin by examining how essential oils affect the body and the mind. We will cover how they have been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and ancient cultures to promote health. You will leave with a strong knowledge of the basics of aromatherapy. You will have tools for working therapeutically with emotional states such as depression and insomnia, as well as recipes for general first aid and household uses. This four-week series will build on the information learned in the Essential Oil Basics class, but can be taken separately if you already have a basic understanding of essential oils.
For Athletes and Performing Artists, This series of sessions will introduce the students to the power of the subconscious mind and overcoming the mental programs that may interfere with one’s performance goals. Students will learn: the skills of effective “mental rehearsal” and how to drop into “The Zone” at will. Go to http://www.tomreed.com/ for more information.
This series of sessions will introduce the students to the power of the subconscious mind and overcoming its programs that may interfere with one’s academic goals. Students will learn to: Maintain personal direction towards successful schooling, Strengthen will power to avoid distractions, generate greater interest in, and memory retention of, subject matter, and Learn to relax into the optimum mental test-taking “zone.” Go to http://www.tomreed.com/ for more information.