Leisure Activities

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.

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

August 25 - December 12

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.

Prerequisite: 
18 years of age, CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent
Topics Include: 
160 classroom hours and 24 field and clinical observation hours
Program Fee: 
$325 HSU Students, $365 All Others
Materials Needed: 
Current EMT book: "Emergency Care " 12th Edition, by Dan Limmer, published by Brady. Recommended work book and online/ebook resources.
Day and Time: 
Mondays • 5:00 - 10:00 PM and Tuesdays • 5:00 - 10:00 PM. One additional Saturday class TBA.
Location: 
Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Notes: 
Class will not meet during Thanksgiving break

Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

September 6
Learn to make chocolate covered strawberries the easy way from a professional Chocolatier. Sandra Nakashima, founder and co-owner of Drakes Glen Creations will show you how to make artisan dipped strawberries. You will learn how to temper real chocolate, then dip strawberries and decorate. You will leave the class with the berries you dip and a deeper understanding of what goes into making chocolates. This is a fun class and no previous chocolate skill is needed.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $30 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: 
Food Works Culinary Center, 100 Erikson Ct., Arcata

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED

September 7
This five-hour course is designed to focus on the three levels of CPR and AED. Course contents include how to recognize an emergency, preventing disease transmission, and learning to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants. Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will receive a certification in Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED.
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students, $80 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center

First Time Home Buyer's Seminar

September 9 - 16
Learn all you need to know to buy your first home: Finding it, financing, inspections, disclosures, negotiations, contracts, taxes, and more.
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

Jazz Improvisation

September 10 - October 15

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.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $38 All Others
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Room 122
Notes: 
Each participant must have their own instrument

Beer Brewing 101

September 14

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.

Program Fee: 
$45 HSU Students • $50 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Regeneration 2320 Central Ave. Unit F, Mckinleyville, 95519 (Behind AAA Storage)
Notes: 
You must be 21 and over with a valid ID to register for this class. Parking is limited, parking available on Bates Road.

Selling a House Seminar

September 18 - 23
Learn all you need to know to sell your home: Valuations, pricing, finding qualified buyers, negotiations, contracts, escrows, inspections, and more.
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesday & Thursday • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

Hypnosis Workshop - Enhance Your Mind and Heal Yourself

October 7 - 23
Hypnotherapy is a powerful technique used worldwide used to treat any number of mental, physical, and emotional dysfunctions. We will learn what hypnosis is, dispel myths, and discuss its scientific support. By integrating aspects psychology, neuroscience, quantum physics, and spirituality, participants get a more comprehensive and holistic understanding of the mind-body connection. Participants will learn self-hypnosis to empower themselves to control thoughts, emotions, and autonomic functioning – like pain and motivation. Participants also receive direct training for accelerated learning and performance, reduce test (or overall) anxiety/fears, and actualize goals rapidly and easily. This workshop gives you tangible skills and techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life! This $300 value is being significantly reduced as a way to give back to the students and local community. Space is limited, so sign up early and don’t miss this rare opportunity to boost your abundance and enhance your life satisfaction!
Program Fee: 
$75 HSU students • $120 All others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 124

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Simply Explained

October 7 - 21
Learn what Einstein’s theory teaches us about space, time, and time travel using almost no math.
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

Wine Tasting 101

October 8
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.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Libation 761 8th Street, Suite D, Arcata, CA
Notes: 
You must be 21 and over with a valid ID to register for this class.

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