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 to make chocolate truffles the easy way from a professional Chocolatier. Sandra Nakashima, founder and co-owner of Drakes Glen Creations will show you how to make artisan truffles that will amaze your friends and family. You will learn how to: make truffle ganache, temper chocolate, and learn to make rolled, dipped, and molded truffles. You will leave the class with recipes, one mold and the chocolate truffles you have made in class (more than a $50 Value). This is a fun class and no previous cooking skills are needed. For directions to the Foodworks Culinary Center click here.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People's lives often depend on their quick reactions and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. This class provides entry level knowledge and skills, as well as testing strategies for the national exam and information on how to obtain and maintain national, state and local licenses and certifications.
This class is geared toward the beginning or intermediate jazz improviser. Students will work together to gain the necessary skills to be effective soloists, learn fundamental chords and scales and the basics of swing rhythm, and be introduced to the twelve bar blues and other essential jazz song forms. Students will also learn how to compose a simple twelve bar blues song, and have the opportunity to perform it for the class.
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.
Ever wonder what swirling wine in the glass was about? What do the “legs” really mean? This two hour class will show you how to understand and appreciate wine. To be held at Libation on the plaza in Arcata. This is the first class of their four class wine appreciation series and can be used for that series.
Learn everything you need to know about buying your first home including how to find your home, how to finance it, and how to inspect it. Learn about escrow, offers, negotiations, contracts, insurance, taxes and more. Phillip Lazzar is a California licensed real estate broker with 30 years experience. He is a member of the Humboldt Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. He is looking forward to answering all of your questions.
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.
Join Inner Nutrition expert Lauryn Axelrod to learn how to truly nourish yourself from the inside out through a unique, proven mind/body method of mindful eating and simple self-care practices. Find the healthiest foods that work for your body and discover and release the self-defeating thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that prevent you from living happily, healthily, and at your best weight. This class is taught in 4 sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of Inner Nutrition. Appropriate for those who seek greater health, lasting weight loss and a better relationship with food and your body.
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.