Detailed Course Listings for January 2017 Semester

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Standard meeting times are listed below; a few classes meet for longer special times
Period 1 Period 2 Lunch Period 3 Period 4
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

ABCs of Beginning Genealogy
       Friday (Period 1)

This class is a systematic overview, for the beginner, of how to get started researching one’s family history. It will help you know how, where, and even why to begin compiling your family history. Use of a home computer is desirable but not required. Both instructors enjoy class participation, so sharing your questions, ideas and products is encouraged.

Hilma Jenus and Thomas Sajwaj are amateur genealogists, having at least 40 years of experience between them in genealogical research.

Acrylic Painting with Pat
       Thursday 9:30 to 12:30

Paint with instructor several acrylic paintings. No experience necessary. A $25 non-refundable supply fee is payable at registration. The three-hour classes will meet for 4 weeks on Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2, 9.

Pat Roberts is a local artist. She is an active member of the Arts and Design Society and Okaloosa Public Arts. She exhibits as well as teaches at ADSO, HH Arts, and Emerald Coast Gallery and Gifts in Destin.

Advanced Basket Weaving: Twill Basket (class 2)
       Wednesday 10:15 to 1:00

Recommended experience for taking Advanced Basket weaving: having confidence in basket weaving or having taken beginning Basket Weaving through CLL recently. This class has a non-refundable fee of $18.00. It will meet for 4 weeks on Feb. 15, 22, and March 1, 8.

Alice Noyes is a Fiber Artist who works in Tapestry and Basket Weaving. Being An Artist was the goal while attending Art School, but then reality hit and making money in a career became necessary. Therefore, endless creativity and inspiration have helped me to create beautiful new traditions in basket weaving, for fun and profit. Let’s create together!

Advanced Computing with Windows 10
       Friday (Period 3)

This course is not for beginners; it is designed for students wanting to obtain proficiency in personal computing using the Windows 10 Operating System. A basic knowledge of a previous version of Windows will be helpful. Students will master the basic tasks and obtain a working knowledge of the more advanced features of Windows 10. Students are encouraged to bring a Windows 10 laptop to class.

Jim Cooper has taught computer classes for CLL for many years. He is also president of the CLL Computer Club.

Another Look at Funny
       Friday (Period 3)

This class is an examination of irony and laughter as shown in movies, books, and other kinds of literature. It is a continuation of "Humor of All Kinds."

Pat Moran has been involved with CLL for many years. Her classes have ranged from family history and memoirs to traditional and arcane literature.

Antiques and Collectibles
       Thursday (Period 1)

Everyone collects something that adds pleasure and meaning to their lives. This class is an overview of collecting, antiques and otherwise, from the 1800s to the present. It will also showcase ways to display and use your collectables.

Gerald Roper began collecting items at nine years old and continues to collect them today.

Appalachian Mountain Dulcimers
       Tuesday 2:00 to 4:00

The course starts with a bit of history followed by a lot of music to enjoy on one of the few musical instruments with origins in the US. You will play simpletons, modern classics, hornpipes and jigs from the fiddle and old-time hymns. Beginning and intermediate skill levels are integrated so all can enjoy the music together. Bring your own dulcimer or contact Omar Wiseman (850-897-5852) for options. This two-hour course meets for 6 weeks at the Crosspoint United Methodist Church, Community Life Center in Niceville beginning Jan. 17th

A retired Air Force Officer, Omar Wiseman acquired his first Mountain Dulcimer after retiring and learned to play on his own. Workshops, practice, and playing with groups have led to community outreach and forming The Niceville Noodlers, a "learn and play" group.

Asian Conflict
       Friday (Period 1)

This course will examine 20th Century conflicts in Asia to include the Sino-Japanese war of the 1930s, the brief conflict between Japan and the Soviet Union in 1938, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict. Analysis will include how knowledge of these wars is important in understanding contemporary foreign relations.

Dr. Harry Shallcross is a retired USAF officer, a former college professor and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Florida State University.

Astronomy Meets Mythology: ET Meets Zeus
       Friday (Period 3)

The sheer beauty, countless mysteries, and awesome dangers of the night sky fascinate us. This course looks at this winter’s and spring’s night sky. The science for Jupiter, constellations Andromeda, Perseus, Orion and Gemini, and deep space objects Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, and Bee Hive are highlighted, among others. Their mythology is drawn from Greek, Roman and Renaissance sources, and from modern media. Inexpensive tools to observe them are demonstrated, and evening stargazes are held.

Thomas Sajwaj has a doctoral degree in behavioral psychology, and is now retired. He is a member of the Escambia Amateur Astronomical Association and the Barnard Astronomical Society.

Basic Computing Concepts
       Friday (Period 1)

Learn your Windows Computer. This course is designed for students from beginner to advanced and will cover topics including basic file management, surfing the internet, email, Windows store, backup and recovery, and many other topics.

Bob Carney has had a long interest in computers and was a FEMA network technician.

Basket Weaving Made Simple—Beginners
       Monday 12:30 to 4:00

This class will explore the different techniques used in creating baskets. Reed will typically be used but will also include seagrass, grapevine and other natural materials. There will be hands on experience weaving baskets with the student determining the style, shape and size. A $30 non-refundable supply fee will be collected at registration. Meets for 3 weeks for "double+" sessions on January 23, 30, and February 6.

Carol Dickson has been weaving baskets since 1984 while living in NC. Weaving became a passion that has continued throughout the years and now, since moving to Santa Rosa Beach, FL, in 2001, she has taken the opportunity to teach and share her knowledge of weaving. She also paints and teaches watercolor, locally.

Baskets Made Simple—Intermediate
       Monday 1:00 to 4:00

This class is for students who have had some basket weaving experience and want to learn more detailed techniques. This would include braided handles, twill weave bases and unusual weaves using reed and natural materials. You will have several completed baskets at the end of the course. Class meets the last 4 weeks of the semester on February 13, 20, 27, and March 6. A $35 non-refundable supply fee will be collected at registration to cover all materials.

Carol Dickson has been weaving baskets since 1984 while living in NC. Weaving became a passion that has continued throughout the years and now, since moving to Santa Rosa Beach, FL, in 2001, has taken the opportunity to teach and share her knowledge of weaving. She also paints and teaches watercolor, locally.

Beading Potpourri
       Thursday 1:00 to 4:00

Have fun creating unique jewelry items in beadwork. Basic techniques will be reviewed and new techniques using two-hole beads will be included. Learn about design concepts and fashion trends to make unique earrings, a bracelet and a necklace. A 4 week class held Jan 19, 26, Feb 2 and 9. A separate non-refundable $30 fee covers all supplies that are provided.

Karen Lauer is an experienced artist and CLL teacher. She majored in Design at Syracuse University and worked as a graphic designer for newspapers and corporations. Currently, she designs and makes jewelry sold under the Beadmarks logo.

Becoming More Than You Are
       Friday (Period 2)

Join us for a journey into awareness, energy, intention and the process of change. Learn and grow through meditation.

Russ Youngblood has over 35 years of experience as a licensed marriage therapist. He attends to the needs of groups, families, and individuals.

Beginner Quilting
       Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00

This class is designed to get the first-time quilter off to a great start. We will be using Start Quilting by Alex Anderson, the same guide as last year: but completing a different quilt pattern. Therefore, the class is appropriate for previous as well as new students. This is a 6-week course that will meet on Jan. 18 ,25 and Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22. Course will have additional costs ($) that depend on fabrics chosen in class. Required: Sewing machine that works well, also some basic sewing/quilting tools.

Carolyn Tilburg is a former quilt shop owner (7 years) and has recently relocated to FWB. She has taught many classes over the years and enjoys sharing with beginners.

Beginner Sign Language
       Tuesday (Period 2)

This class is for hearing people who want to learn to sign. Learning objectives will include: numbers, alphabet and building a vocabulary for those who desire to learn to communicate in basic signs.

Rachel Godwin has 21 years as Sign Language Instructor for Community Education night classes.

Beginning Basket Weaving (class 1)
       Wednesday 10:15 to 1:00

Learn a simple, time - honored skill- Basket Weaving. A variety of traditions are available for you to learn. With 4 weeks of 2 1/2 hours of class you should have enough time to complete a basket, and be confident that you can make baskets for your home use or gift opportunities! Class has a $15.00 non-refundable fee for materials and will meet for 4 weeks on Jan 18, 25 and Feb 1, 8.

Alice Noyes is a Fiber Artist who works in Tapestry and Basket Weaving. Being an Artist was the goal while attending Art School, but then reality hit and making money in a career became necessary. Therefore, endless creativity and inspiration have helped me to create beautiful new traditions in basket weaving, for fun and profit." " Let’s create together! This class has a non-refundable fee of $15.00 for materials.

Bible as Literature—Cancelled
       Friday (Period 3)

Join us as we tour the book of Exodus with its author Moses. We meet a princess who finds Moses floating in a basket and adopts him even though he is the child of a slave. We also meet the Pharaoh who tries to keep Moses from leading the Children of Israel out of slavery into the Promised Land of Israel.

Sandy Miller is a retired educator who has taught classes at CLL for thirteen years. She has published two books which are based on classes taught in her CLL Bible as Literature classes. She uses student discussion to identify problem areas in her lecture which need further clarification.

Biblical Archaeology
       Friday (Period 3)

"In the beginning….." words we are familiar with. The class will examine the most recent finds and compare with the Bible.

Robert Lauderdale spent 23 years in the USAF, has a Degree from UTSA and was staff archaeologist for Eglin AFB 5 years. He also worked 3 years as contract archaeologist for New World Research.

Bird Watching for Casual Observers
       Wednesday (Periods 1 and 2)

Each week we will visit areas within the local communities looking for birds. First meeting will be at Joe and Eddie’s Restaurant at 400 Eglin Pkwy in FWB to set up future meetings.

Fred Doyle is a retired military officer, retired Okaloosa County teacher, and avid bird watcher.

Brick Walls in Genealogical Research
       Wednesday (Period 2)

This course provides a forum for the discussion of genealogical topics and especially the development of possible solutions for genealogical brick walls. Topics for the classes will cover the range of genealogical interests and research. The course is open to experienced users as well as those new to genealogy. Participants may present material to the class, if they wish. A formal curriculum is not followed, but discussion and brick wall topics may be proposed by the participants and the moderators.

Hilma Jenus and Thomas Sajwaj will moderate the group, and both are experienced in genealogical research.

Caregiving
       Friday (Period 2)

This course covers the important issues in caring for those unable to care for themselves. The basics, levels, and access to care will be discussed as well as care options, living options, community resources and Advance Directives.

Aileen Ruess, CGCM, is a Certified Geriatric Care Manager with over 25 years’ experience in caregiving in the home, assisted living facility and long distance caregiving situations.

Civil War–Human Aspects
       Friday (Period 2)

We will discuss the American Civil War: Attack on Fort Sumter, Lincoln’s Generals and Admirals, and the role of women, Confederate leadership, and other important people that operated behind the scenes of this war.

Frank Gray is a retired U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot. He has taught this class for six years. Helen Harris will assist.

Conflict Resolution
       Wednesday (Period 1)

Understand nature of, reasons for, and results of conflict. Learn conflict resolution and negotiation strategies. Develop skills to manage conflict effectively.

Dr. Deb Petry has a Doctorate of Education (UWF). She is Fl. Supreme Court Certified Mediator and has mediated hundreds of cases successfully. She is Founding President of Emerald Coast Mediation Association and Executive Director, Mediation Services.

Continuing Threat by ISIS to Europe and U.S.—An Update
       Thursday (Periods 3 and 4)

Since the Arab Spring in 2011 conflicts have continued in the Middle East, most notably the Syrian civil war. The siege of Aleppo and the Mosul offensive have resulted in fleeing civilians. Beginning in 2015, ISIS expanded its operations beyond Syria and Iraq. Terror cells based in Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino and Orlando have carried out ISIS inspired attacks. This course will examine the impact of these developments upon the international community and U.S. national security. This 4 week course meets Thursdays on January 19, 26, and Feb. 2, 9.

Dr. Marie Hallion is an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School and the School of Undergraduate Studies of the Univ. of Maryland Univ. College (UMUC). She specializes in organizational theory and behavior, global terrorism and homeland security. Awards she has received include the UMUC Teaching Excellence Award, the Graduate School Commitment to Excellence Award and the Professional Achievement Award.

Creating A Dignified Aging Culture
       Monday (Period 3)

This course focuses on changing traditional roles and models of care using "Eden at Home" ten principles. We will examine views on aging and living with different abilities. Students will learn benefits of care partner teams, and ways to ensure independence, dignity, and continued growth of Elders. Care partners are family, friends, neighbors, volunteers, home health professionals, caregivers and receivers. Furthermore, this course appraises ideal care and ways to honor unique gifts of Elders. Course has a $45 non-refundable fee for materials. Class begins on Jan. 23rd.

Maryann Makekau is an author, veteran, mental health expert, Founder of Hope Matters and Neighborhood Memory Cafe. Maureen Rulison has spent two decades in senior care. She is a Medicaid planning specialist and creator of a Layering Resources In Caregiving guide. Both are Certified Eden Associates.

Creating and Editing Web Pages
       Friday (Period 1)

This course will be a simplified version of last semester’s. We’ll devote more time to hands-on practice. Initially we’ll use a text editor that creates HTML code for you instead of requiring you to type it yourself. Later we’ll delve into HTML in more detail to show how it has evolved as Internet usage has expanded world-wide. To gain maximum benefit from the class you should know how to navigate around in a graphical interface environment (like Windows) and be familiar with text editing.

Dr. Hal Pruett initiated the computer curriculum for the CLL and has taught numerous computer-related classes for our organization. He has been the CLL Webmaster for the past 8 years. He obtained his MA in Physics at UCLA and his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees at UC Santa Barbara, all in physics. Dolores Noechel is a former Ruckel math teacher, OCSD Instructional Technology and Media Services Specialist, and Assistant Principal at Fort Walton Beach High School.

Crime and Victimization in America
       Thursday (Period 3)

Criminal victimization is big business. Who gets victimized? What crimes are they victimized by most often? How do they get justice? Since most of us know a little something about crime and victimization in America, the class will explore how the system works to exact justice for both the offender and the victim. Never a dull moment! Class will meet in a new location: First City Bank, 135 Perry Ave SE, in FWB.

Dr. Kathy Johnson received a BS in 1987 and MS in 1989 in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. Her PhD in Criminology is from Indiana University in Pennsylvania. She is currently a tenured associate professor of Criminal Justice for UWF.

Eclectic View of the World
       Friday (Period 2)

Please join Bob and Brenda in their quest to understand the nature and truth of all things. Through a highly eclectic mix of discussions we will examine topics ranging from art, technology, nature, music and science to the diversity of culture and cultures. These sessions are meant to stir the imagination and generate lots of thought.

Bob Kitahara holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, an MBA, an MSSM, and is halfway through a degree in Art. He spent 28 years in industry and 12 years teaching for Troy University. Brenda Kitahara spent most of her professional life in the insurance and medical equipment fields. Both are now journeying inquisitively through life.

Encaustics Plus
       Monday 1:00 to 4:00

Learn to paint with wax! It’s fun and each week you will go home with several art masterpieces on various formats! This is a 4-week course consisting of double sessions that begin on Jan. 23; the other meetings are on Jan. 30, March 6 and 13. A $30 non-refundable supply fee payable at registration.

Helen Harris has been doing some form of art most of her life and fell in love with encaustics about 8 years ago. She loves sharing this free and easy art form.

Essential Oils for Everyday Living
       Tuesday (Period 1)

This is for beginners! Come learn what essential oils are and how they can benefit your daily life. We will be making and taking things to use in cooking, cleaning, aromatherapy, health, beauty, kids, emotions and detoxing. There is a $40 materials fee collected at registration.

Lura Struzinski is an Essential Oil educator and a recently licensed Esthetician. She is passionate in educating the community about how natural essential oils and supplements can benefit their daily life. I have experienced increased energy, better skin, and saved money too!

Exercising for Flexibility and Balancing
       Friday (Period 3)

Flexibility and balance are two on going challenges for older adults. This class concentrates on stretching routines to improve flexibility, and on balancing techniques. Students proceed at their individual paces and are encouraged to practice outside of class.

Jean Lee-Jackson, a Registered Physical Therapist, is now a consultant who specializes in home health care. From years of experience, she sees the detrimental effects from a lack of exercise.

EZ Line Dance
       Monday 10:40 to 11:40

Introduction to basic line dances. Learn the dances done at family gatherings and more. Exercise your brain and heart at the same time. Dances will be mostly what are known as absolute beginner level dances. Come have some fun, meet new people and learn something new. This class begins Jan. 23 and meets in Pasarda Hall, 17 Industrial Street, FWB.

Bunny Klein was a teacher in Okaloosa County for 35 years. She taught line dance to her students and loved it. When she retired she started taking line dance classes and would like to share what she has learned with others.

Family History on the Internet
       Friday (Period 2)

Similar to the FBI, this class will help you to "get your man" (or ancestor) every time! Your "dragnet" involves extracting data from the Internet. This course’s prerequisite: Access to the Internet and computer literacy.

Margaret Harris is a native of Northwest Florida. She is on the staff of the FWB Family History Center and is a board member of the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County. She caught the ‘bug’ from her dad, Ben Hill, who spent the last 30 years of his life in genealogical research.

Finding Your Joy
       Tuesday (Period 2)

Each week, a different professional such as a Life Coach or author, will provide inspiring insights including how to become a happier, more productive person, how to maintain positive thinking, and more!

Simply put, Becky Belcher loves sharing these wonderful speakers, and seeing happy people enjoying life!

Foundations of the Constitution
       Tuesday (Period 2)

This course explores the foundational principles of the Constitution by studying the intentions of the men who framed it. Using the Constitution, The Federalist Papers, and other writings, you will develop a clearer understanding of how the Constitution protects our liberties. The class will answer questions such as; what are "executive orders", what is the "rule of law", is the Supreme Court too powerful, what restrictions are on the President’s executive power, is the electoral college outdated and many more. A $3 fee will be collected in class for materials.

Paul Wendel Brock has a B.A. in History; an M.A. in Educational Leadership. He taught Advanced Placement (college level) History at Ft. Walton Beach High School and retired after 30 years.

Fundamentals of Investing
       Thursday (Period 4)

This class will equip investors with information on why investing is important, information on specific investment types, specifics of investment planning, and macro-economic discussion on interest rates, inflation, currencies and more.

Nicholas Barlotta is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Financial Consultant with Barlotta Cauley Wealth Management Group of Benjamin F. Edwards Co.

Games Galore
       Tuesday (Period 3)

Want to expand your social skills while having fun? This class will give you an opportunity to do that by learning new board and card games. Try your hand at Booray or Wizard, Qwirkle, or Pinochle along with other familiar and not so familiar games.

Karen Lauer is an experienced artist and CLL class leader. She loves to play games and introduced Wizard to the CLL community and camp conferences. Fran Dumas is a retired PE teacher and has years of experience introducing new games in the Okaloosa County school system.

Gardening in the Florida Panhandle
       Monday 10:00 to 11:30

Whether you’re interested in edibles, flowering plants, or simply learning how to enjoy your yard more by working less, these classes are for you. Topics will include seasonal suggestions for both beginner and experienced gardeners, based on research-based guidelines from the University of Florida. Learn how to garden more effectively in a Florida-friendly way. Class begins on Jan. 23rd with a new and different Master Gardener each week who will moderate the class.

Okaloosa Master Gardeners receive extensive and on-going training from University of Florida staff and horticultural experts. They volunteer to share what they’ve learned under the auspices of the University of Florida and the Okaloosa County Extension Office and Director. Mary Grace Evors is the course coordinator.

Global Issues and American Politics
       Thursday (Period 2)

This course investigates several global issues which transcend national boundaries and are challenging to both the international system in general and the American domestic and foreign policy in particular.

Leo Weeks is a retired Army officer who dealt with American foreign and security policy during his 33 yr. military career a as a senior member of the U.S. Country Team at three American Embassies in Europe in the 70’s and 80’s. Since retiring in 1990, he has been employed in as an adjunct professor of international relations at UWF in Pensacola and until recently, with the US Marine Corps’ Command and General Staff College at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Great Decisions
       Friday (Period 3)

Class members share their views on 8 current issues using the Foreign Policy Association 2017 Briefing Booklet, $25 each, payable at registration. 2017 topics are: Future of Europe; Trade and Politics; Conflict in South China Sea; Saudi Arabia in Transition; U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum; Latin America’s Political Pendulum; Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Nuclear Security

Jack Burnham and Aaron Thrush are both retired USAF officers who have maintained an abiding interest in foreign affairs.

Greek Mythology: The Iliad by Homer—Part 2
       Tuesday (Period 2)

We will read and discuss Part 2 of the Iliad. Students are responsible for buying the course text, The Iliad (Homer).

Linda Chamberlain-Jones has a B.A. in Greek from the University of Tennessee and both an M. A. and Ph. D. in Classics from Ohio State University

Guide to Estate Planning for FL Residents
       Thursday (Period 2)

The course provides an overview of estate planning, probate issues, estate taxes, Medicaid planning, asset protection and guardianship. A $15 materials fee is due at registration.

J. Mark Fisher is a 1977 graduate of FWB H. S. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from FSU School of Business in 1981 and his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 1984. He has been a licensed Florida attorney since 1984 and has concentrated and limited his practice to the field of Estate Planning, Probate, Wills and Trusts, and Trust and Will contests.

History of the Old West
       Monday (Period 2)

Nothing has been more distorted in American History than the Old West! Meet the real people of the Old West, including the icons, the lawmen, the outlaws, the pioneers, the Indians and the myth makers. First class will be on Jan. 23rd. All 7 sessions will be held in First City Bank, 135 Perry Ave SE, FWB

David Beine is a Wisconsin snowbird. This year, 2017, will be his seventh consecutive season on the Emerald Coast, and fifth successive year teaching at the CLL.

iLearn, iUnderstand, iPad
       Monday (Period 2)

Are you ready to learn how to use your iPad effectively? This course will take you from the very basics to making your iPad your own. Individual needs will be addressed to make sure everyone has an opportunity to learn. We will explore the most popular iPad tricks and topics, including how to get the most out of your iPad experience. Students must bring their own iPads to class. Class begins Jan. 23.

Dolores Noechel is a former Ruckel math teacher, OCSD Instructional Technology and Media Services Specialist, and Assistant Principal at Fort Walton Beach High School.

Inspirations: Love, War, Religion, and Water
       Tuesday 10:00 to noon

Integrating History, Music, Art and Literature the class takes you through centuries of recorded history to show how Love, War and Religious Fervor have been the most powerful and constant sources of inspiration. The last class will put the accent on Water and the way painters and musicians have focused on it. Four week course February 14, 21, 28, and March 7.

Marie-Claude Bohler was born and raised in the South of France where she spends several months every year. She studied Greek, Latin and Philosophy before pursuing a military career in the French Air Force. She is married to a retired Air Force Colonel and moved to Niceville 10 years ago. With a foot in two continents she is enjoying the endless and fascinating studies of the different but complementary cultures.

Intermediate Digital Photography
       Wednesday 9:00 to 11:00

There will be 6 sessions with studio time and 2 field trips, weather permitting. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. First class is on Wednesday, January 18.

Mari Darr-Welch has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. She has worked as a staff photographer for several newspapers nationwide; winning many awards as well as being nominated for a Pulitzer. She has degrees in photojournalism and art history from Kent State University.

Introduction to Yoga
       Thursday (Period 3)

This class will explore the four actions of the spine: Extension, Flexion, Lateral Flexion and Rotation. Also, the breath work will give us more flexibility and a calmer mind.

Jean Williams is a 500-hour certified teacher and enrolled in 500-hour teacher training program. She wants to encourage everyone on this journey of self-awareness by introducing the basics of yoga. Hopefully, they too will start seeing and feeling the benefits of yoga.

iPad Tips and Tricks
       Friday 1:00 to 4:00

Confused and sometimes afraid of using your iPad? Come join this interactive class and learn to set up the iPad, use the various Apps, and take advantage of many of its capabilities. We will walk you through properly configuring the iPad, and getting into all those Settings you’ve wondered about but didn’t know how to use. Get questions answered. Get hands-on practice and have fun doing it. Written class notes are provided and follow-up email questions are encouraged. This is a 3-hour that will meet for 4-weeks on Jan 20, 27, and Feb. 3, 10.

Denny and Karen Lauer are a fun team with extensive iPad teaching experience. They have taught numerous CLL and Apple-orientated computer groups on how to use the iPad. One teaches and demonstrates while the other walks through and helps each student.

Let's Paint!
       Thursday (Period 3)

Let’s Paint in a congenial, supportive group. No pressure, no must-do’s. Limited instruction on basics-color, composition, and perspective. Applicable to watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and pencil. Suggested subjects each week, but students are welcome to bring their own projects.

Dan Robison and Donna Brantley are not professional artists but are dabblers and encouragers, and members of ADSO and the Emerald Coast Plein Air group.

Meet the American Presidents
       Thursday (Period 2)

Meet all the individuals that served as America’s Presidents: The great ones, the average ones and the not so great ones. Each profile will also offer a peek at their VP and their spouse.

David Beine is a Wisconsin snowbird. This year, 2017, will be his seventh consecutive season on the Emerald Coast, and fifth successive year teaching at the CLL.

Memory and Forgetting
       Friday (Period 4)

This class overviews the nature of human memory and forgetting, as derived from scientific research. Emphasis is placed on the processes by which memories are acquired, retained, and retrieved. Human memory is dynamic and fluid, not static. Memories can be lost, changed, and/or altered at any age. Forgetting not only happens, but is necessary for normal human functioning. Behavioral tactics are reviewed that may help individuals better store and retrieve selected memories. Strategies for enhancing overall brain health are also discussed. Please note that this is not a class on the cognitive impairments that sometimes accompany neurological diseases or injuries.

Thomas Sajwaj has a doctoral degree in psychology from Kansas University. He has published professional articles and book chapters on clinical and organizational aspects of psychology, and is now retired.

Modern Western Square Dance
       Thursday (Period 3)

Don’t let it fool you. Square dancing isn’t a form of dance for the "old folks" anymore! We dance intricate patterns to modern music. No more "boom chuck," twangy country music. Our caller/instructor is a professional singer who believes in bringing the dance to life with today’s latest music, from Lady Gaga to Bruno Mars, Classical to Country. And it’s so easy to learn!

Miriam Merriwether fell in love with square dancing in her teens. As an adult, she wanted to share her love of the dance and so honed her calling and teaching skills by attending Callers’ College and seminars. Her belief is that learning to dance should be fun and stress free. She makes every dance a party!

Native American Style Flute
       Thursday (Period 4)

Learn to play the haunting sounds of a Native American style flute. For this class any well-tuned 6-hole Native American style flute in the key of A minor is OK. You need to bring your own flute to class.

Dale Palmer, an amateur musician on a variety of instruments, has been playing Native American style flutes for about 10 years. He has taught at Kentucky Music Week and was on the Board of Directors of Musical Echoes for 10 years, a premiere Native American style flute festival and arts and crafts event held each April in Fort Walton Beach FL.

Rhythm and Blues 7
       Friday (Period 3)

This class focuses on hearing and learning about the classics and some unknown songs of the 50s and 60s.

Bob Butler has loved music since he was very young. The details always interested him. He has a large collection and he loves to share it.

Sew It Up: 5 Machine Sewing Projects
       Monday 10:00 to 12:30

This is perfect for a beginning sewist. Weekly projects are chosen to improve basic sewing skills. Machine sewn projects may include: microwave bowl, potholder, zippered pouch, tote bag, placemats. This is a 5 week course and meets on Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13 and 20. Required: Sewing machine that works well, some basic sewing/quilting tools, and homework before each session. Course will focus on specific skills and machine quilting.

Judy Musteric is owner/operator of Stitcher’s Quest, a quilt shop and BERNINA sewing machine dealership. She has been sewing as a hobby for 30+ years and has created a variety of costumes and clothing for her family. This is the 2nd year she has taught for CLL.

Soldiers Life in the American Civil War
       Tuesday (Period 2)

This course will cover topics such as enlistment, clothing, shelter, sickness, weaponry, diversions, religion, punishment and medical knowledge.

Robert Huffman retired from the Air Force after 27 years as a C-130 crew chief and worked for Boeing for 8 years. He has been a Civil War re-enactor since 1983, both in infantry and artillery.

Stock and Bond Workshop
       Thursday (Period 2)

Basics of investing- stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, life insurance and their place in your portfolio. Risk management through proper asset allocation, income as well as growth and income strategies for retirees, market trends and updates.

Matt Ritter has been in the Security Industry for over 15 years with Edward Jones. He currently holds his General Securities Licenses, Series 7 and Series 66. He also holds an Accredited Management Specialist designation.

Stuarts of England
       Monday 9:30 to 11:00

Scandals, stories, history, fact and fiction of the Stuart Kings, Queens and Cromwell—learn about them all!

Helen Harris has studied English History for years, although primarily a Tudorphile, she loves most all their history.

Tap Dancing For Fun
       Monday 8:30 to 9:30

If you love music and love to dance, this is the class for you. Get your tap shoes and get ready for fun! Class begins Jan. 23.

Jackie Youngblood grew up dancing and opened her own dance studio in Georgia while in college. She taught ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, aerobics and disco for ages 3 through adult.

Tap Dancing For Intermediates
       Monday 9:30 to 10:30

For tappers who want to go to the next level with more technique and lots of fun! Class begins Jan. 23

Jackie Youngblood grew up dancing and opened her own dance studio in Georgia while in college. She taught ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, aerobics and disco for ages 3 through adult.

The Art of Discovering Me
       Wednesday 11:00 to 12:30

This personal enrichment class offers tools to assist people in creating a more fulfilling lifestyle. You’ll actively engage as you are taught, trained and inspired about how to bring out the best in you. By using practical yet useful information, along with a positive attitude, you’ll uncover new life in a simple way. Whether it’s to awaken purpose or reignite passion you’ll discover and appreciate the Silverlinings in your everyday life.

Tolliny Rankins is a certified Life Coach, Consultant and Adjunct Professor. She thoroughly enjoys leading and instructing personal enrichment empowerment seminars. She specializes in teaching others the importance of being themselves.

Video Processing
       Friday (Period 2)

Intermediate class: basic computer skills required. Learn to make movies, slide shows, burn them to a CD/DVD, post on the internet, or send as an email attachment. Using the free Microsoft programs "Windows Movie Maker" and "DVD Maker", students learn to edit audio and video clips, add music, titles, transitions and special effects, format edited video and burn a DVD. Equipment available to convert analog videos to digital format for editing. Other topics: digitizing old 8 mm or super8mm movies before they deteriorate.

Billy Walker has taught Video Processing and iPad classes at CLL for several years. Two of his favorite hobbies are videography and photography.

Water Aerobics and Deep Water Jogging—Thursday
       Thursday 10:00 to 11:00

This class is held on Thursday. It will include deep-water and shallow water exercises taught at the same time. Students will learn basic exercises and experience the joy of working out in the water. There is no need to know how to swim; you don’t even need to get your hair wet! Sign up for only 1 class, not both the Tuesday and Thursday classes

Bunny Klein has been an instructor of water aerobics and deep water jogging at the YMCA for many years.

Water Aerobics and Deep Water Jogging—Tuesday
       Tuesday 10:00 to 11:00

This class is held on Tuesdays. It will include deep-water and shallow water exercises taught at the same time. Students will learn basic exercises and experience the joy of working out in the water. There is no need to know how to swim; you don’t even need to get your hair wet! Sign up for only 1 class, not both the Tuesday and Thursday classes

Bunny Klein has been an instructor of water aerobics and deep water jogging at the YMCA for many years.

Watercolor Painting for All
       Monday 9:00 to 12:00

Step by step instruction on how to paint with watercolor paints. Discussion, demonstrations and hands on painting using many different techniques. Try many types of brushes, different papers and learn how to make corrections. Go home with a finished painting at each class. For the first time or experienced painter. All materials are supplied for $25 non-refundable fee. Class will meet for 4 weeks during last half of semester: February 13, 20, 27, and March 6.

Carol Dickson took her first watercolor painting class in 2005 at the urging of her artist mom. It was love at first stroke! Sharing her knowledge is her greatest passion! She teaches various classes locally, including classes in basket weaving.

Welcome to Wine 101
       Wednesday (Period 4)

We will be concentrating on four white and four red wines, with emphasis on the Noble Grapes. There is a $5 nonrefundable fee payable at each class.

Deborah Thomas is a graduate of Choctawhatchee High School and Florida State University. A former high school band director, she is now an operating partner with Twisted Grape Wine Bar and Café in Shalimar. She continues to learn intricacies of wine.

What's in Your Food and How Safe is It?
       Friday (Period 2)

Ever wonder what those strange sounding ingredients are on food labels and where they come from, how government regulates our food and what industry does to comply? This course explores how government and industry work together to ensure the safety and quality of the foods we eat. We will explore, sweetener facts and myths, ingredients from grains (especially those from corn), GMO’s, nutritional labeling, natural, organic, and whole grains, gluten, and many other topics related to foods we eat.

Sharon Purvis has a BS degree in Chemistry from Kent State University and is the retired Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Director of the Corn Milling Division of an International Food and Grain company where she worked for 42 years. She also served on the Corn Refiners Association Technical committee for 35 years.

Windows 10 Basics
       Friday (Period 2)

For those of you who are new to Windows 10 and for those of you who are considering getting Windows 10. This class covers the Windows 10 Start Menu, System Settings, Windows 10 Universal Apps, Taskbar, Cortana Digital Assistant, Task View (Multiple Desktops), File Explorer, Notification Area, Action Center, Show Desktop, and Snap Assist. You will learn how to maneuver your way around this new system.

Judie Day has been teaching computers at the CLL since 2001 and has been the CLL Computer Club Secretary for the last 15 years. She also serves on the CLL Board of Directors as the Secretary.

Zentangle – Doodling for Focus and Fun
       Wednesday (Period 2)

Zentangle – a formalized form of doodling to aid relaxation and focus through art that anyone can do! A $20 supply fee is payable at registration.

Tera Fujan is an artist and "craftaholic" who works full time as a nurse to support her crafting habits.

Zumba Gold
       Thursday 11:00 to 11:45

This is a low-impact, easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness class designed for active older adults. Latin and international rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bollywood and Swing are taught to help improve balance, strength, circulation and flexibility.

Jan Comstock is a Certified Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold Toning instructor who has been teaching since 2011.

Zumba Gold – Seated fitness class
       Wednesday 9:00 to 10:00

Fitness class for those limited mobility. The same great music and fun as a regular Zumba class, however, this class is performed while sitting in a chair. Meets at Moose Lodge Address: 215 Green Acres Rd

Dawn Hamilton has been involved with the Zumba program since 2010. She loved the classes so much that she decided to become an instructor, which she accomplished in 2014. Currently she teaches Zumba Gold at the Niceville Campus of NWFS, co-teach Zumba Gold with the CLL program, and sub for many of the local Zumba instructors.

Zumba Gold with Sundy and Dawn
       Tuesday 9:00 to 9:45

Zumba Gold is a dance/fitness class that is designed for the active older adult, whether experienced or beginner. We will move a little and have a lot of fun! Latin and international rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bollywood, Cha-cha, and Swing are used for a low-impact cardio workout that will help improve balance, circulation, strength, and flexibility. All moves can be modified to suit your needs and abilities. Wear comfortable shoes/clothing and bring water. Class meets at First Baptist Church, 21 First Street, FWB.

Sundy Keichel has been teaching fitness classes for over 5 years. She currently teaches Zumba, Zumba Gold, Pilates, and Sr. Fitness in FWB. Dawn Hamilton is a Zumba/ Zumba Gold instructor. She has been involved with Zumba since 2011. She has taught at NW FL State College and subs for local instructors.

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