Now that you have a new iPad, do you need some help figuring out how to use it? We’ll cover the basics of how to navigate the internet, taking and saving pictures, using social media, managing email accounts and applications, and more. There will be plenty of time to practice. Participants should bring along their iPad. If you have never used an iPad before this class is for you, or even if you have, there will be lots of helpful tips for you too.
Pre-Basic Computer Skills Workshop
If you're not sure whether you're ready to take the Basic Computer Skills class, this is a great place to start. Some of the basics of Windows, typing, various types of mouse-clicks and other basics will be covered. If you don't feel ready for the Basic Computer Skills Series, come to this session to get some practice.
Date: Monday 11/4
Basic Computer Skills Series
For those just getting started on the computer, or who need an introduction to computing, this series is for you. We will cover the basics of how to navigate the Windows operating system, and then provide an introduction to and practice using the Microsoft Office software: Word, PowerPoint and Excel. There will be plenty of time for practice and questions. Participants should be able to type and use a mouse. This series is for Windows-based user.
Date: Mondays, 11/11-12/2
In this course students will learn to carve wood both "in-the-round as well as what is called relief carving. They will learn an easy way to carve a face in a corner of a block of wood as well as relief carve a delightful turkey and whimsical snowman. Students will learn how to carve with the grain in wood, the best woods to use for carving as well as different types of carving techniques. Students will learn how to properly sharpen carving tools as well as how to carve safely. Bring your sense of humor and plan to have a lot of fun!
Tools needed: A carving glove, (fish filleting glove like sold at Fleet Farm or Cabelas, or any glove with Kevlar in it. Leather gloves don't offer enough protection), worn on the hand which holds the project. If you have carving tools which are very sharp bring them along, but instructor will be providing needed tools when needed. If you wish to purchase a few tools for the class, the instructor reccomends the Detail knife made by Flexcut, and Wide Palm Gouges and 1/4" v-tool made by Flexcut. The Rockler Woodworking store in Milwaukee carries these tools or checkout the links below.
Rockler link: http://www.rockler.com/retail/milwaukee-wisconsin-hardware-store.cfm
The Woodcraft Shop Link: http://www.thewoodcraftshop.com/
September 24 - wood spirit face
October 29 - Jack-O-Lantern
November 19 - Turkey plaque
December 3 - Snowman
Tuition: $40.00 per project
In an intuitive yoga class, you never know what to expect! Each class is tailored towards the needs of the students present. This tends to be a gentle to moderate yoga class in which we focus on foundation, alignment, and hands-on adjustments so that participants can practice yoga poses gradually and learn to deepen them based upon their unique body and physical history (injuries, vertebral health, health conditions, etc.)
Classes last approximately 45 minutes and include, grounding and centering, warm-ups, strengthening poses, releases, and a short meditation/relaxation session insvasana (corpse pose). This is a perfect class for all levels of participants, but can be especially appropriate for those with limitations due to surgeries and/or chronic health conditions who are looking to ease back into or create a new physical practice for themselves.
Retirement Planning Today®
In this course you will learn how: To manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws.
However, money is only one aspect of retirement planning. This course blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values, and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals.
This course includes a 225-page illustrated textbook. Couples may attend together for a single registration fee.
Dates/Times: Two sessions are available - choose the one that best fits your schedule.
Session 1: Tuesdays, January 28 & February 4th (6:30pm-9:30pm)
Session 2: Wednesdays, January 29th & February 5th (6:30pm-9:30pm)
Fee: $69 for one or two persons from the same household includes book.
Chicago Art Museum
This day long excursion to the windy city takes in the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Those interested in visiting Science museums such as: Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry will be accommodated. Lunch is on your own. Admissions to the Art Institute and Museum of Contemporary Art are included.
A New England Primer:
The literature, history, and theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts
From Colonial Times until the American Civil War, Boston and Concord were the epicenters of American history, literature, and theology. Join Mike Mattek, English instructor at UW-Washington County, and discover the importance of these two cities—one large, one small—and their connections to the Puritan founders, the Revolutionary War, and the Transcendentalists.
People in History
John Degnitz, a history instructor at UW-Washington County, will examine some very influential historical figures in this five-part series. Martin Luther King Jr., Karl Marx, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Einstein will be studied in this history course.
Religious and Philosophical People in History
Rich Edwards, a philosophy instructor at UW-Washington County, will examine various religious and philosophical figures in this six-part series . Each class will look at a different person and the pivotal influence they had in shaping our world. Muhammad, Jesus Christ, Buddha, Confucius, Gandhi, and Paul of Tarsus will be studied in this course.