Continuing Education Catalog Summer 2023

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Important Details

• Classes require a minimum enrollment before they can run. If a class is canceled, participants will be notified the week before class is scheduled to begin.

• We encourage you to register early so that your favorite class isn’t canceled! If you cannot attend a class for which you registered, please call our office at 701-224-5600/1-877-846-9387 at least five (5) business days before class to receive a refund. Full refund policy details can be found on page 10.

In case of inclement weather, we will notify participants of rescheduling or cancellation at the earliest possible time. If BSC is closed due to weather, please note that all classes scheduled for that day are canceled and will be rescheduled for the earliest possible date.


BSC Continuing Education is committed to the advancement and enrichment of the BismarckMandan Community and beyond. Our office is home to many programs in support of lifelong learning such as OLLI, personal enrichment, professional development, and industry training. Below we have highlighted a couple of in-demand career training options we offer.

The Certified Nursing Assistant program has equipped thousands of individuals to serve our community for the past 28 years. Our program is regularly reviewed and approved by North Dakota Health & Human Services (NDHHS). Certified nursing assistants (CNA) are vital to the operations of a medical facility through the day-to-day care they provide. The CNA program allows individuals the opportunity to train for a new career in just one month. A new class begins the first week of each month except December. Students complete all theory, skills, and clinical practice on the beautiful BSC Campus in our CNA classroom giving students a real-life experience. Upon successful completion of the training component students are eligible to take the state licensing exam here at BSC. Upon passing the exam our students will be listed on the state CNA registry that is managed by NDHHS.

The Commercial Driving (CDL) Training program is available to those who want to obtain their Class A license. We are an approved training provider listed with the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration. Our CDL program is a non-credit, short-term course that combines classroom theory with hands-on training, including local, county, and highway driving, backing maneuvers, and hazardous material theory. Students will also learn pre-trip inspections, coupling and uncoupling, and chain installation. The course offers a threeweek option for a maximum of four students per instructor and a two-week option with two students per instructor. Not only do we train individuals, but we also conduct the over-the-road test as an approved Third Party Tester for the North Dakota Department of Transportation.


We are always looking for new ideas for classes to offer our community. If you have an idea for a class and are interested in teaching, please visit or email

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Practical Computer Skills: Level 3 (Microsoft Office)

Employment in most office settings depends on a certain skill set, and most often, that skill set requires familiarity with Microsoft Office. From Word (documents and letters) to Excel (spreadsheets) and Outlook (email, calendar and contacts), the MS Office suite has all of the tools to help you succeed. Join us for a hands-on experience and learn computer skills that will help you get hired! Some familiarity with computers is strongly recommended.


Wed 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

BSC NECE, Room 104

Instructor: Debbie Mantz

Fee: $79 Course ID: 9200082

Keeping Kids Cyber Safe in Summer

Teaching internet safety is an important part of parenting in our current environment. The internet has a wealth of information, both good and bad. If you can help your children to learn how to use the web safely, it will open up a world of resources – an infinite library. This is especially important during the summer, when kids have more time and tend to spend a lot of that time online. Join Tony, a security analyst for the state of North Dakota and a parent, to learn how to communicate effectively with your kids, how to spot trouble signs in their internet use, and how to integrate safe and healthy online practices.


Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructor: Tony Aukland

Fee: $39 Course ID: 9750027

3D Printing Basics

Welcome to the world of 3D printing, where designs on your computer become physical objects. In this handson course, you will learn how to design for and use a 3D printer – and leave with a few custom items to show for it. Plus, you’ll get familiar with the different types of plastic and printers to learn what will fit your needs best. A supply fee of $15 is payable at the time of registration.

6/12 - 6/13 (2xs)

Mon, Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BSC NECE, Room 104

Instructor: Tempe O’Kun

Fee: $69 Course ID: 9200095

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019

Learn to quickly and efficiently use Microsoft Excel 2019 as you discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets. This course, taught by an experienced Microsoft Excel instructor, provides in-depth knowledge for beginners that will have you using Excel like a pro. This class does not qualify for the OLLI discount. To register, visit bscceti and search using the Course ID.


Instructor Led Class Begins: 5/17, 6/14 or 7/12

Self-paced: Begin Anytime, 3 month access

Fee: $129

Course ID: ix9 (instructor led) / T9437 (self-paced)


Jazz Up Your Genre Writing

Romance! Fantasy! Mystery! No matter what you are looking to write, you will get something out of this class. We will explore a different genre every night (romance, sci-fi/fantasy, mystery, and children’s literature), then explore what tools from each one we can apply to your current projects.

8/2 - 8/23 (4xs)

Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructor: Tempe O’Kun

Fee: $89 Course ID: 9100248

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

If you’ve always been interested in drawing, but don’t really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be! You’ll become familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space.

If you have an interest in learning what it’s like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in

the field of art and illustrating, this 6-week course aims to fulfill all of your needs. To register, visit and search using the Course ID. This class does not qualify for the OLLI discount.


Instructor Led Class Begins: 5/17, 6/14 or 7/12

Fee: $99 Course ID: DRW

CULINARY ARTS NEW! Traditional Moldovan Placinte

Placinte is a Moldovan traditional delicacy - perfectly fried patties made with fresh farmer’s cheese, green onions, and dill. Discover the secrets of a perfect, savory pastry that will impress your family and friends. A supply fee of $15 is payable at the time of registration. Class registration closes on May 10. Park on the East side of CHS and enter using Door 7.


Fri 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

CHS, Room E100

Instructor: Elena Martinez

Fee: $59 Course ID: 9960030

HEALTHY LIVING Change It Up! Keep It Positive!

Get active around the Bismarck/Mandan area this summer! Summer is a great time of the year to change up your fitness routine with two completely different exercises every week. One class may include strengthening your entire body or burning serious calories on the bike trail to tone your legs, while the next class may be exercising your arms, glutes, and core. You will feel fresh and energized at the end of every workout and your body will thank you for changing up your fitness routine. We decide together if the class is outside, inside, or both to keep the body guessing. Participants should bring a filled water bottle and wear clothes geared to work out.

Class Dates (Choose One)

5/8 - 5/31 (8xs) or

6/5 - 6/28 (8xs) or

7/3 - 7/26 (8xs) or

7/31 - 8/30 (8xs) (skip 8/14 & 8/16)

Mon, Wed 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

BSC Armory, Room 157

Instructor: Loretta Benedict

Fee: $89 Course ID: 9400148


New! Feel Refreshed! Get Energized! Just Do It!

Give yourself a quick mood boost after working inside all day long. It may be that perfect one-day solution to feeling better, letting go of any stress from the day, and just enough movement to get moving towards a healthier you. Set aside just one hour a week for yourself to feel refreshed and energized at the end of that day and ready for the weekend at the lake or on the Missouri River this summer. Participants should bring a filled water bottle and wear clothes geared to work out.

Class Dates (Choose One)

5/11 - 6/29 (8xs) or

7/6 - 8/31 (8xs) (skip 8/17)

Thu 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

BSC Armory, Room 157

Instructor: Loretta Benedict

Fee: $89 Course ID: 9400156

T’ai Chi: An Introduction

T’ai Chi is a centuries old Chinese martial art that promotes calming, centering, and self-control. T’ai Chi combines meditation and physical exercise to increase energy, flexibility, balance, muscle strength, and reduce stress. While learning about the twentyfour forms of Yang Style, you will experience meditation in motion and enjoy a few beautiful summer evenings. No experience is necessary since this is a beginner class. Please wear comfortable clothing.

5/23 - 6/22 (10xs)

Tue, Thu 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BSC Armory, Room 157

Instructor: Craig Triplett

Fee: $99 Course ID: 9400109

Intermediate T’ai Chi (Outdoors!)

Continue to learn the more intricate aspects of the Yang Style 24 form in this intermediate class. Balance, timing, technique, fluidity of movement, and discussing the overall health benefits of T’ai Chi will be goals of this class. Some experience with T’ai Chi is recommended. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. We recommend bringing bug spray/sunscreen/hats to protect yourself from the elements. In case of inclement weather, class will move indoors.

7/11 - 8/10 (10xs)

Tue, Thu 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BSC Armory, Room 157

Instructor: Craig Triplett

Fee: $99 Course ID: 9400145

Yoga on the Lawn

Join us for outdoor yoga! Breathe in the fresh air and feel the warm summer breeze as our experienced instructor guides you through a series of poses while focusing on breathing and relaxation. Expect to build up a sweat while developing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind. All experience levels are welcome. Dress appropriately for the weather and stretching exercises. Bring a mat or a blanket, a water bottle, and bug spray if desired.

6/7 - 7/19 (6xs) (skip 7/5)

Wed 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

ND State Capitol, Room Lawn

Instructor: Roxanne Jablonsky

Fee: $99 Course ID: 9400042


New! Common Types of Fraud: How to Protect Yourselves and Your Loved Ones

Learn about common types of fraud and scams, how to identify and avoid falling victim to a scam, and understand the resources available to you.


Tue 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructor: Sarah Rooney

Fee: $29 Course ID: 9600064

New! Save Money with Extreme Couponing!

Learn how to save money every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are not just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you: where to find different types of coupons – even for high-ticket items; how to find the best coupon apps and websites; and how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings. You will receive informative handouts for future use.


Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark

Fee: $29 Course ID: 9600063


Mon 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


New! Bagpipe Basics

Do you have what it takes to play what is considered one of the world’s most difficult instruments? If you have ever wanted to learn how to play the bagpipes, there is no better time to get started than today. Learn from a member of the Fez and Thistle Pipe and Drum Band. Instruction will be done on practice chanters. Participants will need a practice chanter and an understanding of how to read music.

7/6 - 8/10 (6xs)

Thu 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructor: John Young

Fee: $89 Course ID: 9650136

Intro to Golf

With all of the beautiful golf courses around North Dakota, why not take up a new hobby or improve your game? Learn the fundamentals of your grip, stance, swing, and posture from golf coach, Bruce Rauser. Learn the basics now and be ready to tee off when the warm weather arrives! If you are interested in registering, but do not have clubs, Prairie West has several sets available for loan.

Class Dates (Choose One)

6/5 - 6/13 (4xs) or

6/19 - 6/27 (4xs)

Mon, Tue 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Prairie West Golf Course, Clubhouse

Instructor: Bruce Rauser

Fee: $89 Course ID: 9650014

Golf Clinic

Golfers, get your clubs out! Summer brings several beautiful months to be out on the greens. Practice your grip, stance, and swing under the watchful eye of golf coach, Bruce Rauser. Learn how to adjust your swing to make the shot you want and plan to have your best season yet!

6/19 - 6/27 (4xs)

Mon, Tue 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Prairie West Golf Course, Clubhouse Instructor: Bruce Rauser

Fee: $89 Course ID: 9650009

Guitar Lessons

Starting a new hobby or wanting to improve your skills? These guitar lessons are available for all levels of instruction, beginning through


advanced. If you have never played before or would like to advance your current level of playing, these one-onone lessons will help you reach your potential. Students will need their own guitar. Students will work with the instructor to schedule 8 weekly lessons during the day time. Please note: classes must be complete by August 4. Registration closes June 2nd. Participants will need Mel Bay Guitar Tablature prior to the first lesson.

In-Person (8xs)

Instructor: Douglas Klein

Fee: $169 Course ID: 9650134

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People (Virtual)

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do by using chords. The chord method is LOTS of fun and dramatically easier to learn than reading notes. The fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons, a recording of the class, and also an optional periodic question and answer session. This class is held online using Zoom and is partly hands-on instruction and partly lecture demonstration. Class registration closes at 12 PM on June 2.


Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Instructor: Craig Coffman

Fee: $89 Course ID: 9650130


Learn to recognize and care for a variety of first-aid emergencies including choking, breathing, and cardiac emergencies with this class. You also will learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and how to perform CPR. You will leave prepared to take action in a medical emergency. The class fee includes class materials.

5/22 - 5/23 (2xs)

Mon, Tue 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructor: Alex Suhr

Fee: $64 Course ID: 9750035

The British Gin & Tonic Experience

Gin and tonic… such a simple drink that requires neither a mixologist nor a vast collection of ingredients, but yet is so iconic. Come and experience the best ingredients and a selection of European gins. You will learn how to mix and taste gins with a variety of tonic waters and additives to customize your drink and bring out the best aspects of each gin. Discover your new favorite classic British drink without leaving town! The registration fee includes beverages, light hors d’oeuvres, and a gin and tonic glass that participants get to take home. Participants must be 21 to register. We highly recommend participants eat before class and possibly arrange for alternative transportation home!


Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Signature Events

Instructor: Amy Juhala

Fee: $89 Course ID: 9750023

Introduction to Voiceovers (Virtual)

Explore the craft of voiceovers! This class will provide an overview and explain the different types of voiceovers, as well as discussing the tools needed to find success in the growing remote work industryr. Also discussed will be current trends and opportunities. You will read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional voice actor, to improve your delivery. This class is a one-time, 90-minute, one-on-one, video chat class! Upon registration, you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.

Online Instructor: Alicia Midgley


Fee: $49 Course ID: 9750026


Med-Adventure Camp (Grades 1-4)

Have you ever wondered how food gives you energy or how your bones hold you up? How do “bugs” make you sick? And how does your body heal when you have a cut or scrape? Join us for a week to experience a variety of health careers and the connection to wellness, science, skills, and knowledge! Each day will feature a different topic – from muscles and bones to the brain and nervous system. You get to try a simple (vegetable) surgery, casting with plaster, making fake blood and chyme, and much more. Meet nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists, paramedics, music therapists, child life specialists, and more real-life people in the healthcare neighborhood! This camp is for students who have completed grades 1-4.

5/30 - 6/2 (4xs)

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BSC Werner Hall, Room 140

Instructor: Linae Enockson

Fee: $59 Course ID: 9150032

MedAdventure Camp (Grades 5-8)

Come to camp to walk in the shoes of those working in our healthcare setting. Dive deeper into health science careers with hands-on activities based on health science! Learn about a variety of health careers from people who work in nursing, respiratory therapy, radiation technology, emergency services, dietetics, and a medical lab. Activities may include: taking vitals, suturing, creating compounds, typing blood samples, inflating pig lungs, practicing intubation (on a manikin), exploring how X-rays are taken, drilling and filling cavities, and much more! You will not want to miss this opportunity to explore careers you did not know existed in the medical world. This camp is for kids who completed grades 5-8.

5/30 - 6/2 (4xs)

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

BSC Werner Hall, Room 140

Instructor: Linae Enockson

Fee: $59 Course ID: 9150039


GenCyber Camp

The Bismarck State College GenCyber Cybersecurity Academy is a 5-day camp for students entering grades 6-8. The academy is funded through a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF), making it FREE of charge for 80 participants. Experienced high school and college faculty will lead students through lessons and interactive cybersecurity activities. The program will focus on cybersecurity concepts and cover a number of topics including: cybersecurity introduction and online safety, digital citizenship, hardware, operating systems, and programming, computer careers and concepts review. Lunch and snacks included with camp registration.

8/7 - 8/11 (5xs)


8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

BSC NECE, Bavendick State Room

Instructor: Nicklos See

Fee: $0 Course ID: 9150040


OLLI and The Bismarck Historical Society

OLLI has partnered with the Bismarck Historical Society to fulfill their Mission “to learn, preserve and share the history of Bismarck.” Enjoy one free program each month. No registration required for theses events.

Complete History of Bismarck: ND Frontier to Metropolis

Randy Hoffman will give a presentation relating to his book, “Complete History of Bismarck: ND Frontier to Metropolis.”

5/10, 6:30 PM

Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library, Meeting Room A

OLLI at BSC is a community of inquiring adults, exploring new areas of knowledge through courses, lectures, and community and campus events. We offer adults non-credit humanities classes, learning opportunities, and events that build a sense of community and camaraderie among our members. There are no tests and no grades. It is learning solely for the joy of learning. Discover new friends, new knowledge, and new ways to bring enjoyment to life! Your annual membership fee is $40, good through June 30, 2024.

Annual membership includes the following benefits:

• Access to activities in the community and on campus

• Special pricing on campus and community events

• Free activities and events

• Humanities courses and lectures

• Exclusive access to OLLI offerings in this catalog

• Traveling opportunities

• Waived processing fees on OLLI offerings

• Campus and community discounts include:

- 20% off a monthly membership at the Touchmark Health & Fitness club

- Dakota Zoo - 1 free train ticket

- Bismarck/Mandan Symphony - special OLLI Member Pricing

- BSC Theater Productions - special OLLI Member Pricing

- 10% off all Enrichment classes

- 20% off at the BSC bookstore

- $1.00 off specialty drinks at any Mystic Java location

Founders Day Event

Celebrate Bismarck’s sesquicentennial with the burial of a time capsule. A replica of each item collected for the time capsule will be on display for guests to enjoy. In addition to the time capsule, the event will feature a program about the history of Camp Hancock, activities for kids, and treats and refreshments.

5/14, 2:00 PM

Camp Hancock

Larks Bismarck Historical Society Night

Watch the Larks take on the Willmar Stingers and support the Historical Society. You can purchase tickets at using the promo code “History”. For each ticket you purchase, $2 will go to the Bismarck Historical Society.

6/3, 5:30 PM

Bismarck Municipal Ballpark



OLLI movies have limited seating. Please plan on registering.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers. He approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger’s empathy, kindness, and decency soon chip away at Vogel’s jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his painful past. Rated PG


Fri 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

BSC NECE Auditorium, Room 304 Course ID: 7090014

Darkest Hour

In May 1940, the fate of World War II hangs on Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or fight on knowing that it could mean the end of the British Empire. Rated PG-13


Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSC NECE Auditorium, Room 304 Course ID: 7090022


NPL in North Dakota

Clay will talk about the farmer discontentment that led to the formation of the Nonpartisan League in 1915, the success of the League in 1917 & 1919, and the League’s attempts to change the economic conditions for the farmers of North Dakota – and beyond. He will explore the leadership of A.C. Townley, William Lemke, and William Langer, the creation of the State Bank of North Dakota in Bismarck, and the State Mill and Elevator in Grand Forks. Clay will illustrate the lecture with images of the NPL’s newspaper, The Leader. And he will explain how political blowback, hubris, and the coming of World War I curtailed the work of the League. By 1925, the old guard had retaken control of North Dakota.


Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

BSC NECE Auditorium, Room 304

Instructor: Clay Jenkinson

Fee: $30 Course ID: 7070084


Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Rated PG-13


Fri 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

BSC NECE Auditorium, Room 304 Course ID: 7090023

A Beautiful Mind

After John Nash - a brilliant, but socially awkward mathematician - accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a nightmarish turn. Rated PG-13


Fri 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

BSC NECE Auditorium, Room 304 Course ID: 7090021

OLLI On-Demand

Watch recorded lectures anytime, anywhere, and on your own time. You must have access to email and a computer or mobile device with internet access. A link will be sent upon registration. View all available classes at

Field Trip

Join scholar Erik Holland for a day trip to several historic places along the Missouri River north of Bismarck. Topics to be discussed may include Lewis and Clark’s time in North Dakota, Mandan and Hidatsa culture at historic sites along the last “natural flowing” stretch along the Missouri River. We will spend time walking and talking at the sites, appreciating the activity that was daily life in the villages and environs nearly 200 years ago. You will hear some daily reporting, written in the 1830s, which may make these well-preserved archaeological sites come to life. Holland will introduce you to the Hidatsa and Mandan people who traded at Fort Clark and lived in the Knife River Indian Villages and at Mih-tutta-hangkush.

This excursion will leave from BSC at 9 AM sharp. Please arrive 15 minutes early. We will return to BSC at approximately 5 PM. Water and a box lunch will be provided. Please dress according to the weather and be prepared for a lot of walking. Please register by May 17.


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Approx)

BSC NECE, South Parking Lot

Instructor: Erik Holland

Fee: $99 Course ID: 7070068


Famous Female Inventors: The Thinkers who Tinkered

The field of inventions was predominantly considered a man’s world. That changed in 1809 when a woman (Mary Dixon Kies) was awarded a U.S. Patent. Many women have followed, providing the world with useful inventions. A few women covered in the class will be Maria Beasley, who successfully marketed at least 15 inventions; Beulah Henry known for 49 patents and 110 inventions; and Admiral Grace Hopper, who was so inventive that she was known as “Amazing Grace.” Ann will also include her Honorable Mention list.


Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSC NECE Auditorium, Room 304

Instructor: Ann Vadnie

Fee: $25 Course ID: 7070080

Wow! There’s A Lot of Science in Beer: A Historical Overview of the Process and a Look to the Future

This fun and informative class takes place at North Dakota’s Gateway to Science on the new wrap-around deck overlooking the beautiful Missouri River! After the gallery has closed for the evening, explore the science of beer with Laughing Sun owner, Mike Frohlich, and sample some tasty hometown brew! Yeast has been eating sugar for a long time, and the brewing process is not that different than it was 6,000 years ago. Our understanding of the brewing and fermentation process has grown by leaps and bounds. This class will touch on the history of beer, the brewing process, and how modern brewers are innovating to meet consumer demands. We will look at yeast and bacteria from the microscope’s perspective and discuss new developments in yeast, malt, and hops. Participants will be able to sample malt, wort, and hops followed by a sampling of finished beers

Classes on pages 7-9 require an OLLI membership. Register at or call our office at 701-224-5600.

showcasing techniques and styles discussed during the presentation. Must be 21+ to participate.

Class Dates (choose one): 6/8 or 7/27

Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gateway to Science, Patio

Instructor: Mike Frohlich

Fee: $49 Course ID: 7070078

LEGO Around the World

LEGO sisters, Amy & Traci Juhala (KFYR “Good News”), welcome you to an evening of building a LEGO project you can take home. They have chosen a selection of LEGO “postcards” from around the world - New York, London, Paris, Beijing, and Australia. Amy and Traci will assist you through each step, with their trusty LEGO Brick Separators standing by. The class fee includes class materials.


Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructors: Amy & Traci Juhala

Fee: $30 Course ID: 7070085

Seafaring Scoundrels: Pirates, Privateers, Corsairs, and Buccaneers

Pirates, Privateers, Corsairs, and Buccaneers…terms used to describe the men and women who used “unsavory methods” to gain wealth in the 17th and 18th centuries. Each term has a distinct meaning, and the people they describe are too complex for any one title. You will recognize some names, such as Captain William Kidd. Others might be unfamiliar, such as Woodes Rogers and Grace O’Malley. Whether you know them or not, their stories are guaranteed to get and keep your attention!


Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSC NECE Auditorium, Room 304

Instructor: Ann Vadnie

Fee: $25 Course ID: 7070083

Prepare Wisely: Estate Strategy Essentials

Discover essential factors in building your estate plan. No matter your wealth or status, you have an estate. All estates have something in common – you cannot take it with you when you are gone. Join us for this workshop that covers: exploring assets –whether they are financial or physical; understanding beneficiaries – family or organizations you care about; and

gaining tools to help put your plans into action.


Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructor: Kyle Debertin

Fee: $15 Course ID: 7070086

Two Doctors in the House: Drs. Eric and Fannie Quain

Dr. Eric Quain and Dr. Fannie (Dunn) Quain played a crucial role in the world of medicine in early Bismarck. These two fascinating doctors first met in an operating room at Bismarck’s original St. Alexius Hospital and married in 1903. They served not only our community, but also our state and nation. This class will discuss other influential people in early Bismarck as well as some of the early medicine practiced at that time.


Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSC NECE Auditorium, Room 304

Instructor: Ann Vadnie

Fee: $25 Course ID: 7070079

The Greatest Show on Earth

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, have you ever wanted to know the history of the circus? This class will cover the nuts and bolts of the circus world. We will cover the development of this worldwide phenomenon as a means of entertaining children of all ages. Barnum & Bailey are recognized as the real innovators of this classic entertainment event. Pat will cover the who, what, where, when, and why of the circus industry and will also discuss the Circus World Museum which exists in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Come one, come all, to this exciting class that will both inform and entertain!


Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructor: Pat Pins

Fee: $25 Course ID: 7070074

The Kensington Runestone: Mysteries from Minnesota and Beyond

In 1898, a Minnesota farmer uprooted a large stone covered with mysterious runes that tell a story of land acquisition and murder. The stone


allegedly dates back to 1362. Initially thought to be a hoax, new evidence suggests the find could be real. A clue that Norwegian Vikings and the Knights Templar discovered America 100 years before Columbus, perhaps bringing with them history’s greatest treasure – the Holy Grail. Discover the Viking Waterway, which will introduce you to places and passages that show a larger picture of past events in Minnesota as well as America’s East and West Coasts.


Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructor: Milan Christianson

Fee: $20 Course ID: 7070082

Why Worship?

To worship or not to worship? That is the question. This two-hour lecture will discuss what appears to be a large number of people around the world who are opting out of Sunday worship. We will look at recent research

showing that the majority of people are opting to stay home on Sunday and examine some reasons why this is happening.


Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSC NECE, Room 101

Instructor: Pat Pins

Fee: $20 Course ID: 7070087

Heroes of 9/11

During the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, nearly 3,000 people died, and over 6,000 were injured. All who endured that terrible day were brave, but some went above and beyond to save lives and prevent the tragedy from worsening. You will meet many heroes from 9/11: those in the towers, at the Pentagon, and on Flight 93. Also included will be the heroic first responders and animals who helped with rescue and recovery efforts after this horrific attack.


Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSC NECE Auditorium, Room 304

Instructor: Ann Vadnie

Fee: $25 Course ID: 7070081

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QUESTIONS INDEX 3D-Printing Basics 3 A Adult First Aid/CPR/AED 5 B Bagpipe Basics 4 C Change It Up! Keep It Positive! 3 Common Types of Fraud: How to Protect 4 Yourselves and Your Loved Ones D Drawing for the Absolute Beginner 3 F Feel Refreshed! Get Energized! Just Do It! 4 Free Activities (OLLI) 6 Free Movies (OLLI) 7 G GenCyber Camp 6 Golf Clinic 4 Guitar Lessons 4 I Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People 5 Intermediate T’ai Chi 4 Intro to Golf 4 Introduction to Microsfot Excel 2019 3 Introduction to Voiceovers 5 J Jazz Up Your Genre Writing 3 K Keeping Kids Cyber Safe in Summer .............. 3 M Med-Adventure Camp (Grades 1-4) 5 Med-Adventure Camp (Grades 5-8) 5 O OLLI 6 OLLI Lectures................................................... 7 P Practical Computer Skills: Microsoft Office 3 S Save Money with Extreme Couponing! 4 T T’ai Chi: An Introduction 4 The British Gin & Tonic Experience 5 Traditional Moldovan Placinte 3 Y Yoga on the Lawn 4


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