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.

The Art of Making Truffles

March 8, April 12 or May 3

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.

Program Fee: 
$60 HSU Students • $70 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturdays • 1:00 - 3:30pm
Location: 
Food Works Culinary Center in Arcata

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

January 21 - May 13

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
Program Fee: 
$325 HSU Students, $365 All Others
Materials Needed: 
Current EMT Book
Day and Time: 
Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:00 - 10:00pm
Location: 
Mondays, Seiman's Hall Room 108; Tuesdays, Nelson Hall East 102 (Goodwin Forum)

Wine Tasting 101

February 10

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: 
Monday • 6:00 - 8:00pm
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.

Beer Brewing 101

February 23

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.

Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity Simply Explained

February 25 - March 6

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.

Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6:00 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Science A Room 564
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1st

Inner Nutrition: Learn to Nourish Yourself from the Inside Out

February 25 - March 6

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.

Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $55 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center Room 124

Jazz Improvisation

March 27 - May 8

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 • $35 All Others
Day and Time: 
Thursdays • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122
Notes: 
Each participant must have their own instrument.

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED

April 13

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 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center

Introduction to Archery

April 26

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.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126
Registration Deadline: 
Friday, March 7th
Notes: 
Participants will need to bring $5 on the day of the class to pay for equipment rental

Jazz Improvisation

June 5 - July 10

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 • $35 All Others
Day and Time: 
TBA
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Room 122
Notes: 
Each participant must have their own instrument

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