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Best Wishes for a New Year of Learning Opportunities! May the new year bring you bountiful and interesting learning experiences! The goal of Community Education and EDventures is to make lifelong learning available for everyone. There are no tests, no grades, and the learning experiences are informative, life changing and available for busy people in our community.
Travel with EDventures this Spring. The Grand Canyon always tops our travel list. Travel with EDventures to photograph it, raft it, drive to it, and take in the breathtaking views from the Hualapai Skywalk. Overnight at Canyon de Chelly or spend the day at the Rock Art Ranch, steam boating on Canyon Lake or touring the viticulture program on the Verde Valley campus with stops for wine tasting. It’s not too early to begin dreaming about an island vacation. In November 2012 EDventures International will be traveling to Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands cruising aboard an island freighter. Noelle Elliott will be your tour guide. See the back cover for the details. We hope you will join us in the Community Education classroom or traveling with EDventures in Spring 2012!
Barbara Yarrow Coordinator
Looking Ahead Big changes to the program are coming in Fall 2012 as we look for ways to serve you better. As more of us conduct our business, our learning and daily lives via the Internet, we will be changing the way we communicate with you this fall. • Be the first to know what is being offered by connecting to our websites at www.yc.edu/commed or www.yc.edu/edventures. Online registration is available a month before the printed schedule. We have many classes that fill quickly, and finding them online ensures you get one of the limited spots. • Tell us how you want to hear about our classes. It is important that you receive information about the Community Education, College for Kids and EDventures programs in the way that works best for you. In this schedule you will find a postage-paid card. Please take a minute to complete and return it. • Look for emails and online notices of classes and trips. Community Education is concerned about offering affordable classes and doing something good for the environment while cutting out clutter from our lives. • Want to teach a class for Community Education? Perhaps you have a passion or area of expertise and would like to teach a new class. Contact us at CommEd@yc.edu.
Where Lifelong Learning Flourishes! Spring 2012 Table of Contents Fees & Cancellations.................................... 2 Activity Rating Chart.................................... 2
Your next adventure in learning is just a click away! • Browse and pay for classes and trips online • View instructor biographies • Find out about special offers and events
Arts & Crafts.................................................. 3 Computers & Technology.............................. 3 Dance/Fitness................................................ 5 Finance.......................................................... 5 Food/Cooking............................................... 6 Genealogy..................................................... 6 Health & Wellness.......................................... 6 History & Culture.......................................... 8 Languages..................................................... 9 Home & Garden.......................................... 10 Life Skills...................................................... 10 Life Skills for Special Needs.......................... 11 Philosophy & Spirituality.............................. 11 Photography................................................ 11 Recreation................................................... 12
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• Register by phone (928) 717.7755 Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm • Walk-in registration at Building 31 on the Prescott campus. See map on back page. • Fax your completed registration form to (928) 717.7635
Community Education classes are open to the public, ages 14 and up. Students under 18 attending a class must have a completed permission slip signed by parent or legal guardian. Call (928) 717-7755 to request form. EDventures trips are open to the public. Students 16 and under (day trips) or 18 and under (overnight trips) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students 16-17 may attend day trips unaccompanied with a permission slip signed by parent or guardian.
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Just for Kids................................................. 13 Science & Nature........................................ 13 EDventures............................................. 14-16
EDVENTURES Educational trips throughout the Southwest and beyond! Page 14.
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Tuition fees are due and payable at time of registration Fees vary in accordance with class length and other factors. Tax dollars are not used to support Community Education programs. They are sustained by student revenues only, so classes must meet minimum enrollment. No fee waivers available for staff or faculty of Yavapai College. In the event of any administrative cancellation, you will receive a full refund of your tuition.
Community Education • • • •
Day Trip Cancellation • 21 days or more prior to departure = Full refund • 8-20 days = 75% refund of tuition • 7 days or less = Non refundable
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Enroll early. Classes will be cancelled prior to start date if enrollment is too low.
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Course Physical Activity Level Rating Chart
30 days or more = Full refund of deposit 21-29 days = Refund of 50% of tuition 15-20 days = Refund of 25% of tuition 14 days or less = Non-refundable
Activity Rating Level 1 1 Participants must be able to carry luggage, packs, and/or equipment; climb stairs; sit or stand for up to 1 hour; get in and out of vehicles easily; and walk a few blocks indoors or out.
International trip refund policies vary and will be provided upon registration or by request. Airfare is always non-refundable. *All refunds of credit card payments will be issued to the same credit card as the original payment. Expired or closed credit cards, check and cash payments will be refunded by check. Please allow up to 30 days for processing of all refunds.
Activity Rating Level 2 2 Participants must be able to carry luggage, packs, and/or equipment; participate in physical activity for 1-2 hours; climb stairs; sit or stand for over 1 hour; and walk on uneven and/or varied terrain from three blocks up to one mile at a 2.0 mph pace over the course of the day (may include slight elevation changes).
**Registration in any Yavapai College Community Education class or EDventures trip indicates understanding of this policy and agreement by the registrant to adhere to this policy and all other Yavapai College policies.
EDventure Discounts 10% off – current OLLI members 5% off – seniors age 65 and up 10% off – Bookings of 3 or more (same day)
Activity Rating Level 3 3 Participants must be able to carry luggage, packs, and/ or equipment; sit or stand for over 2 hours; be in good health, mobile, able to participate in 3-5 hours of physical activity per day; and walk on uneven and/or varied terrain up to five miles at a 2.5-mph pace over the course of the day and/or for multiple consecutive days (may include moderate elevation changes).
Community Education courses are not eligible for discounts. Discounts apply to EDventure base fares only; single supplements, airfare and any other additional fees not included. Discounts cannot be combined and may not apply to all trips. Available discounts for international trips will be disclosed on an individual trip basis.
*Trip activities may vary. Not all trips will include all aspects of the assigned activity rating. For more information on individual trip activity levels or to request special accommodations, please e-mail Edventures@yc.edu or call 717-7755.
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More than 14 days before course start = Full refund of tuition 8-13 days before course start = 50% refund 7 days or less = No refund No refunds will be given after course start date
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Community Education Courses Spring 2012 Arts & Crafts
Draw Like a Pro with Colored Pencils
Anyone Can Learn to Draw - Guaranteed!
WS12-104 Wed, 2/1/12 to 3/7/12 • 5:30 - 8 p WS12-105 Wed, 3/21/12 to 4/25/12 • 5:30 - 8 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 123
Do you think you can never learn to draw because you can’t even draw a straight line? Well, think again! Learn the drawing skills that will help you see in the same way as an artist. Drawing is fun, challenging and rewarding and you, too, can learn. Supply list provided at first class. Schimberg, Gail • $85
Enjoy creative fun and discovery where the secrets of realistic drawing with Prisma colored pencils will be revealed. High school and adult students will be guided to use the instructor’s technique and learn a relatively quick, user-friendly and intellectually rewarding approach to drawing. Students will be encouraged to explore individual approaches to drawing. The instructor is a professional artist, illustrator and art educator. See samples of the technique at http://teachingbyexample.blogspot.com. Call for supply list prior to class. Ottinger, Ken • $100
WS12-101 Fri, 2/3/12 to 2/24/12 • 9:30 a - 12:30 p Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 206
Creative Painting with Water
WS12-106 Fri, 2/3/12 to 3/9/12 • 12:30 - 2:30 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 123
Express your creativity using watercolor and gouache as painting mediums. Learn about paint mixing, color theory, drawing, composition and techniques of application. For beginning/intermediate students. Cost includes $35 materials fee for basic supplies to get started. Purchase individual sheets of watercolor paper from the instructor at approx. $2 each. Berning, Stan • $125
Anyone Can Learn to Draw - Guaranteed! (Level 2)
Computers & Technology Computer Fundamentals: Intro to Computers, Level 1
WS12-102 Fri, 3/23/12 to 4/13/12 • 9:30 a - 12:30 p Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 206
WS12-107 Thur, 2/2/12 to 2/16/12 • 3 - 5 p WS12-108 Thur, 4/12/12 to 4/26/12 • 3 - 5 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 208
Builds on the beginning level with opportunity for more drawing practice and skill development along with intermediate instruction. Focus is on portraiture. Students should have completed level one course or have some previous drawing experience. Schimberg, Gail • $85
This class gives new and inexperienced users the basics of computer use. Learn to turn on the computer, use the mouse and keyboard, access the basic Operating System features and find and use various basic programs. Click & Drag, Copy & Paste, and Saving & Finding files are some of the commands to master. If you want to use email this is an important basic class! Baum, Joan • $65
Chinese Brush Painting
WS12-103 Wed, 2/1/12 to 3/7/12 • 1 - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 123
Paint with spontaneity, freedom and boldness. Learn this ancient watercolor art form that reflects 5,000-year-old traditions of human civilization, culture, story, poetry and virtues. As you paint, take a journey into another culture that will give you new perspective on your artwork and the symbolism of the creative spirit. $40 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first class. Middlebrook, Diana • $115
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Computer Fundamentals: Intro to Computers, Level 2
Computer Fundamentals: Intro to Email WS12-112 Fri, 3/23/12 to 4/6/12 • 1 - 3 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 208
WS12-109 Thur, 2/23/12 to 3/8/12 • 3 - 5 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 208
Keep in contact with others almost instantly. No postage required! Learn to use the internet to send/receive your messages, pictures, “cards” and send files as attachments. Find out about basic email features and etiquette. For those who don’t have an email account, this course will help you sign up for one. If you already have an email account learn how to do things more efficiently. For those with current email accounts, bring the current email address and password to class. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. Baum, Joan • $65
Continuation of Computer Fundamentals: Intro to Computers, Level 1. (Prerequisite: Level 1 Basic Fundamentals or approval of instructor.) Continue to learn and practice the fundamentals of using a computer. More work in Microsoft Word, learn and practice basic text formatting commands. Introduction to other features such as headers and footers, page breaks and numbering, and adding pictures. Continue building File Management skills, organizing and “finding” files. Baum, Joan • $65
Computer Fundamentals: Intro to PowerPoint 2007 WS12-113 Fri, 4/13/12 & 4/20/12 • 1 - 3 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 208
Have fun while learning the basics of creating visual and graphic presentations with a “wow” factor to help get your point across easily for both business and personal occasions (weddings, anniversary, graduation, parties). PowerPoint is used heavily in business and is a must-learn for job seekers. Instruction is applicable for all versions. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. Baum, Joan • $55
Computer Fundamentals: Intro to Excel 2007
WS12-114 Sat, 4/14/12 to 4/28/12 • 10 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 208
Computer Fundamentals: Intro to Computers, Level 3
Need to be more organized? Excel can help! Have fun while learning the basics of Excel and be amazed at the many uses of this program. It is an effective computer tool used by small and large business owners and individuals to keep track of information such as names, addresses, phone lists, inventories (do you collect anything?), budgets, invoices, customer/contact lists, tables, pricing costs, etc. It does automatic totals and alphabetical and numeric sorting in a click! If you are job hunting, Excel experience is highly prized, because it is used heavily in business today. Instruction is applicable for all versions. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. Baum, Joan • $65
WS12-110 Thur, 3/22/12 to 4/5/12 • 3 - 5 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 208
Prerequisite: Users at Level 2 experience or above. This is an opportunity to practice and expand on previously learned Microsoft Word skills such as file organization, creating documents and working with picture files. Increase knowledge of the MS Windows Operating System (OS). Introduction to more useful Word features and learn more “fun” things to develop computer skills. Baum, Joan • $65
Computer Fundamentals: Intro to the Internet WS12-111 Fri, 2/17/12 to 3/2/12 • 2 - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 208
Having trouble using the Internet or just wondering what it can do? Learn about its capabilities and how to use them efficiently. Understand the basics of searching and navigating the World Wide Web and have fun in the process while learning some new terminology and etiquette. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. Baum, Joan • $65
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Salsa for Everyone!
WS12-120 Sat, 3/24/12 to 4/28/12 • 2 - 2:50 p Prescott, Bldg 2, Room 140
Joy of Belly Dance
WS12-115 Sat, 1/28/12 to 3/3/12 • noon - 12:50 p WS12-116 Sat, 3/24/12 to 4/28/12 • noon - 12:50 p Prescott, Bldg 2, Room 140
Enjoy the spicy dance of the Caribbean island! Learn the Palladium style of salsa that originated on the island of Puerto Rico and in the city of New York. Dance all the moves that are now in style, and you will be a highlight on the dance floor! Wear fitted, comfortable clothing that allows movement and flexible, soft-soled shoes. Rivera, Hector • $65
Come experience the magic of this ancient art form — Belly Dance with Zara. Have fun while gently stretching, strengthening and toning every part of the body, and feel an improvement in poise and coordination through gentle movements natural to a woman’s body. Learn a choreography that incorporates many of the basic moves of Middle Eastern dance. A hip scarf is helpful, but not necessary. Fun for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. No experience necessary. Coleman, Candice • $65
Keep it Simple! Introduction to Investing WS12-121 Thur, 2/2/12 to 2/16/12 • 10 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
Do you understand the difference between an exchange traded fund and a mutual fund? How do municipal bonds and annuities work? Investing can be made complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. With thousands of options available to today’s investors and millions of pages of research and analysis, making good decisions can seem overwhelming. Become comfortable using a working glossary of investing. Uncover a basic structure to assist in making deductive decisions, and a fundamental framework to discuss the global marketplace. In addition, learn to recognize some of the pitfalls in financial planning and get tips and insight on working with attorneys, accountants and advisors. Farmer, John • $45
WS12-117 Sat, 1/28/12 to 3/3/12 • 1 - 1:50 p Prescott, Bldg 2, Room 140
When Will You Retire?
WS12-122 Thur, 2/23/12 • 5:30 - 8:30 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 118
Learn the dance of the Carnival! This rhythmic dance is danced in many exercise classes. Learn this partnership dance and become quicker on your feet and more expressive in all your dancing. No partner required. Rivera, Hector • $65
10,000 Americans reach the age of 65 each day. If you are a baby boomer and want to learn about retirement options this class will help you understand when to retire, working in retirement, Social Security benefits, Medicare, annuities and alternative investments to create income during these volatile times. Learn how to calculate how much income your savings (401k, IRA, annuities, and savings accounts) may generate. If you are close to retirement or already retired, join us to learn how to improve your finances. Zweifel, Jonathan • $50
East Coast Swing
WS12-118 Sat, 1/28/12 to 3/3/12 • 2 - 2:50 p Prescott, Bldg 2, Room 140
Learn the basics of this fun, upbeat and social dance with its roots in the Lindy Hop. It is danced to fast-paced swing, rockand-roll and jazz music and is a non-progressive dance that is convenient on a jam-packed floor. No partner required. Rivera, Hector • $65
WS12-119 Sat, 3/24/12 to 4/28/12 • 1 - 1:50 p Prescott, Bldg 2, Room 140
Argentine Tango for couples will give you an introduction to this emotional, romantic Latin dance. Learn basic steps, walking and embrace so that you can wow your friends on the dance floor. No experience necessary. Wear fitted, comfortable clothing that allows movement and flexible, soft-soled shoes. Rivera, Hector • $65
Medicare & Long Term Care Basics
WS12-123 Wed, 4/18/12 & 4/25/12 • 9:30 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 30, Room 126
Medicare explained in everyday terms: what it does and does not cover, including prescription plans. Learn the rules governing Medicare supplements and Advantage plans, local availability and costs of long-term care services, income and asset qualifications for ALTCS (Medicaid), and changes in transfer rules. We will go over a comprehensive list of questions to use when comparing LTC plans. Golden, Marci • $35 visit www.yc.edu/commed or call 717.7755 to register
WS12-124 Mon, 2/6/12 to 2/27/12 • 6:30 - 8 p Park Plaza Liquor & Deli, 402 West Goodwin St, Prescott
WS12-127 Fri, 2/3/12 to 3/9/12 • 2 - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 224
More of Tracing Your Roots
You never really liked the ice-cold can of standard American beer? Since the 1980s industrial lager has steadily given ground to fine craft brews resulting in a growing appreciation of the variety and complexity of beer. Learn to pour, sniff, taste and wax poetic about excellent brews of the U.S. and Europe in the fashion of mythical beer whisperer, Lovibond Sparge, a fictional character of Read It Here magazine’s brew writer, Caere Dunn. We’ll explore worthy examples of pilsner, lager, brown and amber ale, IPA, porter and stout. Pub snacks provided. Over 21 only, of course. Dunn, Caere • $105
Follow up to Tracing Your Roots I. Learn how to expand your genealogical quest using new areas of research and records not explained in the previous course. New methods of analyzing records are presented. Bring a loose-leaf notebook and highlighter. Magee, Peggy • $80
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
WS12-128 Fri, 3/23/12 to 4/6/12 • 2 - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 224
This class is being conducted by the author of the book by the same name. Learn about the genealogical records of Ireland and of the Irish in America. Discover what records were destroyed in the 1920s and what you need to cross the pond and access records on the Internet. Instructor and author, Peggy Magee has thirty years of experience researching Irish records in the U.S., Canada and Ireland and is a recognized expert on the subject. Magee, Peggy • $70
Founders of American Cuisine
WS12-125 Mon, 3/19/12 to 4/16/12 • 2 - 3:30 p Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 125
Interested in historical recipes and how the newly-discovered foods in the Americas were adopted and combined with cooking traditions and ingredients from all areas of Europe, west Africa, the Caribbean and elsewhere to create our unique culinary traditions? Learn about seven people whose cookbooks shaped American Cuisine. Explore the lives of Amelia Simmons who published American Cuisine in 1798, Lafcadio Hearn who wrote the first Creole cookbook, the first regional cookbook from Mary Randolph, the life of Miss Eliza Leslie whose books went west with the pioneers, a former slave Abby Fisher who authored a cookbook in 1881, and Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico’s famed restaurant empire in New York City who was arguably America’s greatest chef. Course is based on research presented in the book The Founders of American Cuisine, available for purchase online and will be signed by the author! Haff, Harry • $75
Finding and Evaluating Genealogical Evidence WS12-129 Fri, 4/13/12 to 4/20/12 • 2 - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 224
Get the most out of this hands-on workshop focusing on clues, documents and printed genealogical materials. Learn the techniques of making determinations regarding conflicting evidence. Discover what to do next. Bring your own pedigree chart. Materials supplied. Magee, Peggy • $60
Health & Wellness Reiki I
WS12-130 Sat, 2/4/12 • 9 a - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
Are you ready for the “Gift of Reiki”? Learn how to become a Reiki practitioner or just be proactive in your own healing. Receive a Reiki Lineage that traces back to four of the original Masters of Takata Sensai. Discover how to remove energy blocks, detoxify your energy field, learn relaxation techniques and much more. Class includes lots of fun hands-on experience. Students will receive complimentary manual and Reiki I Certification from a Reiki Master/Teacher and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. Evans, Linda • $65
WS12-126 Mon, 3/19/12 to 4/16/12 • 5:30 - 7 p Prescott, Location TBD
What has been a staple of cuisines from the ancient Middle East, classical Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, and up right into our present day? What beverage has been traded for over 6,000 years? What was one of the first agricultural products that generated its own regulations for quality of cultivation? Wine. Explore wine history, Old World and New World growing areas, the most important grape varietals, production, purchasing and storing wines. A tasting component is included to introduce you to some wonderful wines. Plus, you have the world’s best homework assignments – sampling wines after class! Haff, Harry • $125
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Working with Crystals
Continue on your path to wellness and/or becoming a Reiki Practitioner. Learn 3 Traditional Symbols of Reiki and move into the emotional and mental levels of healing. Discover techniques for distance healing and how to incorporate original Japanese Reiki into your healing practice. Includes hands-on practice, manual and Reiki II Certification from a Reiki Master/Teacher and Holistic Health Practitioner. *Prerequisite: Reiki I. Evans, Linda • $65
Discover the fascinating world of Crystal Healing. Learn about stone types and terms, the Seven Tribes of Crystals, clearing and programming crystals, crystal energy grid systems and dimensional doorways. Explore body maps, laying on of stones and more. Receive certificate of completion in the workshop from a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. Evans, Linda • $65
WS12-131 Sat, 2/18/12 • 9 a - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
WS12-135 Sat, 3/31/12 • 9 a - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
The Art of Meditation
WS12-136 Thur, 2/2/12 to 3/8/12 • 6 - 7 p WS12-137 Thur, 3/22/12 to 4/26/12 • 6 - 7 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 225
Reiki Program Practitioner Practice WS12-132 Sat, 3/3/12 • 1 - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
Find more inner peace as you explore a variety of methods for Meditation practice in this unique introductory course. Learn to use methods such as breathing, walking and contemplating color and sound vibrations including Crystal and Tibetan Bowls, Didgeridoos, Drums, Gong, the Voice and Mandalas to induce a predominant Alpha and Theta brainwave state and experience the many benefits of regular meditation practice. McGonigal, Maria • $60
This is an opportunity to put into practice your Reiki skills and techniques to achieve a comfort level with the practice of Reiki. New Reiki techniques will be taught. Bring items for a Distance Healing Ceremony Group and experience the synergy of group work doing chair shares and table time. Beneficial for all Reiki students. *Prerequisite: Reiki I and II or instructor consent. Evans, Linda • $50
WS12-138 Sun, 4/15/12 • 11:30 a - 3:30 p Prescott, Bldg 2, Room 140
Lifeforce Yoga® is a system of Yoga practices that are designed intentionally to work with and manage the mood. Learn specific tools, yogic breathing, postures, sounds, visualization, relaxation and meditation that can help shift physiological imbalances in the body. Explore the relationship of the yogic tools for positive mental health with current research in neurobiology and psychology and discover resources to work with fluctuating moods and create optimal life balance. Windheart, Nancy • $60
Reiki III Advanced
WS12-133 Sat, 3/24/12 • 9 a - 4:30 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
Continue the transformative journey to advanced level in your Reiki practice. Experience guides and angels and commune with your higher self – some of the elements to this beautiful healing art. Develop awareness of the human energy field and learn spiritual laws. This is the first step of the Reiki Master. Students will receive complimentary manual and Reiki III Certification from a Reiki Master/Teacher and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. *Prerequisite: YC Reiki I, II and Practitioner Practice or instructor consent. Evans, Linda • $70
WS12-134 Sat, 4/21/12 • 9 a - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
This class teaches how to eternalize Reiki and be able to attune others to facilitate healing energy. You will learn additional Japanese techniques and some non-traditional symbols. Upon completion of this class students will receive Reiki Master/ Teacher certification from a Reiki Master/Teacher and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. *Prerequisite: YC Reiki I, II, III and Practitioner Practice or instructor consent. Evans, Linda • $70
WS12-139 Thur, 2/9/12 & 2/16/12 • 9 a - noon WS12-140 Thur, 3/22/12 & 3/29/12 • 5:30 - 8:30 p Prescott, Bldg 30, Room 126
Hospice is a concept of care that many in our community are not familiar with, and Hospice 101 is designed to offer information. Topics include the history and philosophy of hospice, ten myths of hospice, who pays, who is involved, who qualifies, where to find hospice and much more. End of life planning is important for adults of all ages, and Hospice 101 offers a great opportunity to approach a difficult topic in a safe and caring environment. Questions, discussions and sharing are encouraged. Weinzweig, Linda • $55
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Stop Smoking with Self-Hypnosis
History of Textiles in Europe and the United States
WS12-141 Tue, 3/20/12 to 4/3/12 • 6 -7:30 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 115
WS12-146 Thur, 2/2/12 to 3/1/12 • 1 - 3 p Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 203
Do you really want to stop smoking but don’t know if you have the willpower? This class provides tools and techniques to free yourself from the old habit as well as teach self-hypnosis strategies and shortcuts to a relaxed, focused state of mind. Dr. Caere Dunn is a certified hypnotherapist who has helped people stop smoking since 1992. Dunn, Caere • $150
Textiles, as they have been used and refined in human history, reflect the materials available to a civilization as well as the technologies developed throughout history and reveal much about social cultures. Learn about the history of spinning, weaving, dyeing and knitting in the western world through lectures, photos, texts, samples and demonstrations of various techniques. Braun, Diane • $75
Getting to Know Muslim Neighbors WS12-147 Thur, 2/2/12 to 2/23/12 • 2 - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 1, Room 205
The Diabetes Solution
Learn more about the beliefs and practice of Islam through readings, lectures, discussions and videos. In conjunction with the course, an optional trip to a mosque in Phoenix will be offered. This opportunity to broaden perspectives on faith and feelings of Muslims is guided by two scholars, one Christian and one Muslim. Become familiar with the culture and beliefs, exploring beyond headlines, to engage the “heartlines” of Muslim people. Vogelaar, Pisamai & Harold • $70
WS12-142 Mon & Wed, 3/19/12 to 4/11/12 • 5:30 - 7:30 p Prescott, Bldg 2, Room 208
Learn about a scientifically proven plant-based nutritional system for reversing diabetes and other health-related conditions without drugs. Reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications, take off unwanted pounds, boost your energy and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Share three delicious nutritional buffets and receive a keepsake cookbook. Optional textbook, Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes, may be purchased on your own. Karpinski, Cathy • $100 single/$55 for 2nd family member
Field Trip to a Mosque in Phoenix WS12-147A Fri, 2/24/12
As a follow-up to Getting to Know Muslim Neighbors, this is an optional field trip to visit the Bosnian Mosque in Scottsdale for Friday prayers. Vogelaar, Pisamai & Harold • $65
History & Culture
Arizona American Indians: Centennial Perspectives WS12-144 Tue, 1/31/12 to 3/6/12 • 5 -7 p Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 125
Best of Beethoven
WS12-148 Wed, 3/21/12 to 4/18/12 • 3 - 4:30 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 102
There are 22 federally recognized, sovereign Indian reservations in Arizona, home to diverse peoples who have been here for thousands of years. Learn about their ancient past, contemporary history and current lives. Focusing on the largest tribes (Navajo, Hopi, Apache), this course explores traditional life-ways and evolving relationships with the U.S. government and their policies. Lectures, discussions, films, guest presenters and possible optional guided field trips. Brandstein, David • $85
There are many urban legends about Ludwig van Beethoven – his deafness, style of composing and his place in music. Be introduced to the real man who worked hard at composing, struggled with his personal demons, and by way of his determination, created some of the greatest music ever composed. Throughout the course, listen to selections of music that span the breadth of his life’s work: piano sonatas, chamber music, concerti and symphonies and choral works. Handouts included. Haff, Harry • $75
WS12-145 Tue, 1/31/12 to 2/28/12 • 1 - 3 p Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 203
Survey the lives, power, positions and influences of women in Europe from approximately 500 CE to 1450 CE. Learn about the fascinating lives of historical women such as Boudica, queen of the British tribe who led an uprising against the Roman Empire; Hildegard of Bingen, a writer, composer, philosopher and Christian mystic who founded monasteries in Germany; Abbess Heloise, an insightful French nun, writer and scholar; and Christine de Pizan, regarded as Europe’s first professional woman writer. Discussion will center around saints, marriage, laws, guilds and witchcraft of the medieval period. Braun, Diane • $75
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French for Travelers 1: Reading a French Menu
Beginning French I
WS12-153 Wed, 2/1/12 to 3/7/12 • 1 - 2 p Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 271
WS12-149 Mon & Wed, 1/30/12 to 3/7/12 • 7:15 - 8:15 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
From amuse-bouche to fromage, French menu choices can be daunting for the traveler. Pronunciation tips, some grammar clues and practice with authentic menus will give students the savoir-faire to make a French meal experience more enjoyable. For any level of French language learner, learn how to select eating places, choose courses and express preferences. Final class meeting includes tasting and comparing French cheeses. Recommended book and CD (available online for student purchase): the Berlitz Speaking Your Language French Phrase Book (approx. $13). If you are considering traveling to Tahiti with EDventures this fall, this class is for you! Beckman, Carolyn • $65
Learn the basics of French including grammar and pronunciation from a native of Le Touquet in the north of France. Engage in French conversation and learn about life in France. The class is designed for beginners as well as anyone wanting to brush up on French skills from high school or college. Purchase the book Grammaire Progressive du Français by Maia Grégoire (orange cover), CLE International, available at www.bookdepository.com for approx. $27. (Not at the campus bookstore.) Clark, Nadia • $90
Beginning French II
WS12-150 Mon & Wed, 3/19/12 to 4/25/12 • 7:15 - 8:15 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
French for Travelers 2: Ordering a French Meal
A continuation of Beginning French I. Continue learning the basics of French including grammar and pronunciation from a native of Le Touquet in the north of France. Engage in French conversation and learn about life in France. The class is designed for beginners as well as anyone wanting to brush up on French skills from high school or college. Purchase the book Grammaire Progressive du Français by Maia Grégoire (orange cover), CLE International, available at www.bookdepository.com for approx. $27. (Not at the campus bookstore.) Clark, Nadia • $90
WS12-154 Wed, 3/21/12 to 4/25/12 • 1 - 2 p Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 271
Continue to explore French menu choices (Part 1 not required). Review and amplify basic French pronunciation and grammar necessary to decipher a French menu. Learn how to find recommended eating places in Paris, make reservations and pay the appropriate tip. We will use authentic French materials such as menus, magazines, weekly guides and maps. Final class will feature a tasting comparison with content agreed upon by class members. Recommended book and CD (available online for student purchase): the Berlitz Speaking Your Language French Phrase Book (approx. $13). Beckman, Carolyn • $65
Introduction to Latin, Part I
WS12-156 Tue & Thur, 1/31/12 to 3/1/12 • 10 - 11 a Prescott, Bldg 2, Room 208
Practice speaking French and improve the conversational skills that will allow you to communicate at the travel station, at a café, at the farmer’s market, at the post office, and discuss news of the day. The class will be conducted mainly in French with some grammar explained in English if necessary. This is an opportunity to practice your French and get comfortable with using the language in daily use. Clark, Nadia • $90
Introduction to Latin, Part II
Whether you want to improve verbal SAT scores or develop reading, writing and speaking skills, the study of Latin is a key to modern Romance languages. This class is an introduction to the basics of the Latin language’s vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Both novices and those wanting to refresh their knowledge of Latin will benefit. Purchase online the required textbook for both Part I and II: Wheelock’s Latin, 7th Edition (approx. $20). Braun, Diane • $80
WS12-151 Mon & Wed, 1/30/12 to 3/7/12 • 6 - 7 p WS12-152 Mon & Wed, 3/19/12 to 4/25/12 • 6 - 7 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
WS12-157 Tue & Thur, 3/20/12 to 4/19/12 • 10 - 11 a Prescott, Bldg 2, Room 208
A continuation of Introduction to Latin, Part I with more vocabulary, grammar and syntax basics. Both novices and those wanting to refresh their knowledge of Latin will benefit. Purchase online the required textbook for both Part I and II: Wheelock’s Latin, 7th Edition (approx. $20). Braun, Diane • $80
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Edible Gardening in the High Country
Start to speak Russian from the first day working with a native Russian speaker and experienced instructor. Designed for beginners who want to learn the language and get acquainted with Russian culture and traditions, learn to communicate about everyday basic topics, read simple short texts and write letters. Pick up the essentials of the Russian language, grammar and elementary oral skills in a short time. Rivera, Tatyana • $90
Learn how to make sure your fruit trees ALL bear abundantly. You’ll learn about grapes, berries and all things vegetable along with plant foods, sprays, bugs and an ever-increasing harvest. Dozens and dozens of fruiting varieties can help you increase the edibles in your landscape. Lain, Ken • $50
WS12-158 Tue & Thur, 2/28/12 to 3/29/12 • 6:30 - 8 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 114
This course is geared for those who want to know more or who are new to gardening in the mountains of Arizona. Learn how to plant in rocky, clay soil with success. Learn to schedule your local garden calendars so your gardening is timed perfectly. Set the irrigation clock for best results. Learn what grows easily and thrives at this altitude. Ask all the questions you want. Lain, Ken • $50
WS12-155 Wed & Fri, 2/1/12 to 3/9/12 • 6 - 7 p Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 271
WS12-161 Thur, 3/8/12 • 10 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
Gardening for Newcomers
WS12-162 Thur, 4/12/12 • 10 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
Beginning Japanese Language and Culture
Study the differences between Western and Asian cultures in this beginning Japanese language and culture course. Have fun as we explore the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun and become familiar with the people and customs. Learn to speak some basic conversational Japanese, practice grammar and read and write simple Kanji (Chinese characters). No class 3/13 and 3/15. Adams, Kim • $90
Home & Garden
That’s Not So Hard! Home Management Basics
WS12-159 Mon, 1/30/12 to 3/5/12 • 4:30 - 6:30 p Prescott, Bldg 31, Room 105
Harmonizing Expectations for Veterans® WS12-163 Sat, 1/28/12 to 3/3/12 • 8 - 10 a Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 102
Somewhere in the busy-ness of our lives, many of the basic home skills that used to be passed from one generation to another have been lost. Skills like ironing a shirt, changing a tire, balancing a checkbook, sewing on a button, and how to write a “thank you” note. In this hands-on class, learn about food basics, financial management, basic etiquette, home safety, clothing care and home and vehicle maintenance. Includes $10 materials fee. Norman, Kim • $95
The Veteran returning to the “family unit” after military service arrives with expectations about how things will and should be. Issues arise as these expectations are not met. Avoiding conflict with partners, family and community, many vets “hunker down” and wonder, “What happened to me?” and “What can I do about it?” This community-based, relationship skills course is for veterans only and provides information, insights and twelve skills to help the veteran make a successful re-entry to civilian life. $5 materials fee included. Moore, Richard • $45
Harmonizing Expectations at Home® WS12-164 Sat, 1/28/12 to 3/3/12 • 10 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 102
Partners of veterans returning from military service often question, “What happened to my partner?” Re-entry to civilian life can be stressful to the veteran and the family. This community-based relationship skills training course provides information, insights and twelve communication skills to help the partner support and stabilize the family unit by harmonizing expectations. $5 materials fee included. Moore, Richard • $45
Home Organization: Beyond Feng Shui WS12-160 Tue & Thur, 4/3/12 & 4/5/12 • 5 - 8 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
Create amazing trend interiors in your home that bring balance and energy into your personal spaces by using Feng Shui practices and the Bajaro Method™. Learn how to harmonize a beautiful space that is interesting and promotes good health, wealth, relationships, family and career. Understand how to integrate simple low-cost decorating treatments into your home and make it your personal design. Cafazzo, Terri • $65
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Life Skills for Special Needs
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) WS12-170 Wed, 2/1/12 to 3/7/12 • 2 - 4 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
Zany Improv Acting for Special Needs WS12-165 Tue, 1/31/12 to 3/6/12 • 6:30 - 8 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 102
Get step-by-step instruction and repetitive techniques of self-induced trance states for stress relief or changing behaviors. NLP is a guide to a deeper understanding of how to develop instant rapport and learn to use the mind to guide and succeed in any context. Work to eliminate phobias, increase skills in sports, music, relationships and overall self-development. Kravetz, Aaron • $90
In this introduction to the world of zany improvisation, the troupe of thespians will perform skits, improv, pantomime, charades, laughable language and body language drama. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in. No experience necessary to be a drama queen or king. Designed for those with special needs. Class is generously subsidized by Capstone Health Plan and Tri City Partnership. Lord, Sue • $35
Developing Your Intuition
WS12-171 Tue, 3/20/12 to 4/10/12 • 1 - 2:30 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
No-Bake Cooking for Special Needs WS12-166 Tue, 3/20/12 to 4/24/12 • 6 - 7:30 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 123
Learn what it takes to make that “sixth sense” work for you. Explore sensory preferences, psychometry, the pendulum, handwriting analysis, palmistry and other tools on a path of self-empowerment and making optimal choices. Other guides will be introduced including exercises in self-centering plus discoveries with the chakras. Levin, Carol • $65
Learn to prepare simple, healthy, no-bake foods. Instruction includes food preparation; equipment and tool usage; proper safety and hygiene in cooking; and how to read a recipe. Enjoy eating the prepared foods at the end of each class. Designed for those with special needs. Class is generously subsidized by Capstone Health Plan and Tri City Partnership. Boehm, Karen • $35
Dreams: Your Magic Mirror
Philosophy & Spirituality
WS12-172 Tue & Thur, 4/24/12 & 4/26/12 • 5 - 8 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
Wise Women Gathering
Discover your own ability to use your dreams for insight, relaxation and healing. Gain a better understanding of their meanings and find out about tools to assist your dream connection. Explore the latest in sleep research involving dream states. You will utilize various exercises and journaling opportunities. Activate your dream catcher! Cafazzo, Terri • $65
WS12-167 Wed, 1/18/12 to 2/22/12 • 1 - 3 p Prescott, Bldg 32, Room 113
Who are the wise women? How do we find wisdom in ourselves first, then share it with others? Discovering our gifts in the company of other women is a life-changing experience. Wisdom is a powerful tool and can make the difference between navigating life thoughtfully or being caught up in the drama. Excerpts from a selected book will be our guide in discussion and sharing. Harris, Denelle • $55
Digital Photography Series, Pt. 1: I’ve Got A Digital Camera, Now What?
The Nature of Sound
WS12-173 Mon, 1/30/12 to 2/13/12 • 3:30 - 6 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 224 WS12-174 Wed, 2/1/12 to 2/15/12 • 11 a - 1:30 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 208 WS12-175 Sat, 2/4/12 to 2/18/12 • 10 a - 12:30 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 206 WS12-176 Wed, 4/4/12 to 4/18/12 • 11 a - 1:30 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 208
WS12-168 Wed, 2/1/12 to 3/7/12 • 10 - 11 a Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
Explore how sound has been used throughout history to uplift the spirit and heal physical and emotional challenges. Experience the most ancient instrumental sound sources of wooden and skin drums, didgeridoos, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls. Learn to hear and feel the rich textures of the human voice — chanting, toning and harmonic singing. McGonigal, Rian • $65
Part 1 in series. Learn about your digital camera along with basic photo editing, sizing, printing and emailing. Must have basic computer skills. Bring your camera and manual. Sign up early — classes are limited to 12 students and fill up fast! Sagan, Keith • $75
WS12-169 Wed, 2/1/12 to 3/7/12 • 11 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
The aim of Soul Coaching® is to align your inner spiritual life with your outer life. This system clears away mental, emotional and physical clutter helping individuals hear the messages within and discover true purpose and inner wisdom. Using guided visualizations the four elements become guides on the journey. Reach into the wellspring of your being and bring forth the truth of the soul. Join us for an amazing experiential introduction to this unique transformative system created by Denise Linn. McGonigal, Maria • $65
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Digital Photography Series, Pt. 2: Photoshop Elements, The Next Step
Fine Art Photography: Starting Your Own Photo Business, Part 2
Part 2 in the series. Prerequisite: “I’ve Got a Digital Camera, Now What?” Learn how to superimpose photos, apply faux matting and hone your advanced photo-editing skills using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Sagan, Keith • $70
Continuation of Fine Art Photography: Starting Your Own Photo Business. Field trips will be included for location shoots and visits to working galleries in the area. Prerequisite: advanced photography background using a DSLR camera and image editing. Neely, David • $100
WS12-177 Sat, 4/7/12 & 4/14/12 • 10 a - 12:30 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 206
WS12-183 Sat, 3/24/12 to 4/28/12 • 10 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 207
Digital Photography Series, Pt. 3: Photoshop Elements, Practical Applications
WS12-178 Sat, 4/21/12 • 10 a - 5 p WS12-179 Sat, 4/28/12 • 10 a - 5 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 206
Ladies’ Defensive Pistol Shooting WS12-184 Wed, 2/1/12 to 3/7/12 • 6 - 8 p WS12-185 Wed, 3/21/12 to 4/25/12 • 6 - 8 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 116
Part 3 in the series. Prerequisite: “I’ve Got a Digital Camera, Now What?” and “Photoshop Elements: The Next Step.” Learn about layers and all the exciting new tools and features of Photoshop Elements for digital photo manipulation. Sagan, Keith • $75
Learn the essential self-protection skills every woman should have. Examine threat scenarios, effective responses, avoidance techniques, firearm safety, pistol marksmanship and home and personal defense. Tuition includes range fees. No firearms or ammo allowed on YC campuses. Student supplies ammunition. Ammo may be purchased and firearms are available for rental at range facility. Last two classes at High Noon Indoor Shooting Parlour in PV meet from 4 - 7 pm. Seibert, Sherrie • $135
I Want to Know More about My Digital Camera! WS12-180 Wed, 2/22/12 to 2/29/12 • 11 a - 1:30 p Prescott, Bldg 19 Room 208 WS12-181 Sat, 2/25/12 & 3/3/12 • 10 a - 12:30 p Prescott, Bldg 19, Room 206
Beginning Defensive Pistol Shooting
WS12-186 Mon, Wed & Fri, 2/6, 2/8 & 2/10/12 • 3 - 5 p WS12-187 Mon, Wed & Fri, 3/19, 3/21 & 3/23/12 • 3 - 5 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 115
For those who have digital SLR or high-end “point and shoot” cameras, this course builds on the class “I’ve Got a Digital Camera, Now What?” Learn to shoot photographs using aperture settings, shutter speed and camera presets. ISO, quality, exposure and flash intensity settings will be covered. There will be a focus on hands-on camera work. Bring your camera, cable and manual. Sagan, Keith • $70
Learn how to choose a firearm for personal protection, safe handling and home storage. Learn Arizona laws regarding use of firearms for self-defense and basic principles of marksmanship. Student supplies ammunition. No firearms or ammunition allowed on YC campuses. Ammo may be purchased and firearms are available for rental at range facility. Last class meeting held at High Noon Indoor Shooting Parlour in PV from 10 am - 5 pm with 1-hour lunch break. Seibert, Matt • $100
Refuse to Be a Victim
WS12-188 Thur, 2/16/12 & 2/23/12 • 6 - 8 p WS12-189 Thur, 3/22/12 & 3/29/12 • 6 - 8 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 115
Fine Art Photography: Starting Your Own Photo Business, Part 1
Protect yourself and your family from today’s criminal. Attend the Refuse to Be a Victim® crime prevention and personal safety seminar from the National Rifle Association. Get the tools needed to develop a personal safety strategy including: information on the psychology of the criminal mind; home and phone security; automobile and travel security; personal and technological security; self-defense tools and training options. $6 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class. Seibert, Matt & Sherrie • $80
WS12-182 Sat, 1/28/12 to 3/3/12 • 10 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 3, Room 204 (first meeting only); Bldg 19, Room 207
Improve the quality of your images with the intention to sell them or to have them on display in an art gallery or local business. Define exactly what a “fine art” image is and how best to shoot, work with RAW files, print and prepare your work for sale and presentation. Field trips will be included for location shoots and visits to working galleries in the area. Prerequisite: advanced photography background using a DSLR camera and image editing. Neely, David • $100
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Beginning Japanese Language and Culture (Ages 14-19/Grades 9-12)
Online & Telephone Registration for Summer 2012 College for Kids begins March 19 928-717-7755 or www.yc.edu/college4kids
WS12-199 Tue & Thur, 1/31/12 to 2/23/12 • 6:30 - 8 p Prescott, Bldg 1, Room 205
Just for Kids
Flights of Imagination: After School Program
WS12-190 Mon, Tue & Thur, 1/30/12 to 2/9/12 • 3:15 - 5:15 p WS12-191 Mon, Tue & Thur, 2/13/12 to 2/23/12 • 3:15 - 5:15 p WS12-192 Mon, Tue & Thur, 2/27/12 to 3/8/12 • 3:15 - 5:15 p WS12-193 Mon, Tue & Thur, 3/19/12 to 3/29/12 • 3:15 - 5:15 p WS12-194 Mon, Tue & Thur, 4/9/12 to 4/19/12 • 3:15 - 5:15 p WS12-195 Mon, Tue & Thur, 4/23/12 to 5/3/12 • 3:15 - 5:15 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 123
Have fun learning Japanese expressions, vocabulary and basic grammar. Increase your understanding of Japanese culture, customs and holidays. We will practice conversational Japanese, reading and writing the Hiragana alphabet and Kanji characters (writing from China). No experience necessary. Adams, Kim • $85
Beginning Japanese Language and Culture (Ages 13-15/Grades 7-9) WS12-200 Tue & Thur, 2/28/12 to 3/29/12 • 4:30 - 6 p Prescott, Bldg 1, Room 205
On a more flexible 2-week schedule. Join us after school for fun, mentoring and homework help. In addition to some study time, students will keep busy with handwork, painting, sculpting, outdoor games and other activities in this hands-on Steiner-Waldorf style program. Open to grades 1 through 6. Shinohara, Jennifer • $90
Have fun learning Japanese expressions, vocabulary and basic grammar. Increase your understanding of Japanese culture, customs and holidays. We will practice conversational Japanese, reading and writing the Hiragana alphabet and Kanji characters (writing from China). No experience necessary. (No classes 3/13 and 3/15/12.) Adams, Kim • $85
Flights of Imagination: Hands-on Homeschool
Science & Nature
Birds of Prey in the Prescott Area
WS12-196 Tue & Thur, 1/31/12 to 3/8/12 • 11 a - 1 p WS12-197 Tue & Thur, 3/20/12 to 4/26/12 • 11 a - 1 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 123
WS12-201 Thur, 2/16/12 • 9 a - 5 p Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
Become familiar with various birds of prey known as raptors — falcons, eagles, hawks, etc. — that inhabit central Arizona. Search for raptors in Chino Valley and Prescott on an afternoon field trip with a local birding expert. Lunch is on your own. Pranter, Bonnie • $70
Take a flight to an imaginary world created for homeschool kids. Join us to travel the world learning foreign languages. There will be time for creative handwork, painting, sculpting and games. Kids will explore their imaginations guided by their passions and interests and create activities in this Steinerbased class. All materials included. Shinohara, Jennifer • $135
Beginning Japanese Language and Culture (Ages 9-12/Grades 4-6) WS12-198 Tue & Thur, 1/31/12 to 2/23/12 • 4:30 - 6 p Prescott, Bldg 1, Room 205
Beginning Birding Workshop
WS12-202 Mon & Wed, 4/9/12 & 4/11/12 • 8 a - noon Prescott, Bldg 4, Room 121
Have fun learning basic Japanese expressions and studying Japanese culture. Learn greetings, the colors, days of the week, and how to count in Japanese. We will sing songs, hear stories, sample foods and write Kanji characters (Japanese style of writing originally from China). No experience necessary. Adams, Kim • $85
The Prescott area with its grasslands, forest/woodland and riparian habitats is home to an interesting variety of birds. Learn all about the hobby of bird watching — bird identification, binocular use, field guides — and the best locations to watch birds in Prescott’s diverse natural habitats. The second class will be a field trip to local birding sites. The instructor is a local birding expert. Pranter, Bonnie • $70
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EDventures Trips Spring 2012
EDventures in Learning – Travel to learn and explore your world!
At EDventures, our tour leaders are eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the colorful local history, fascinating cultures and natural features as you travel the southwest with us!
Steam Boating Canyon Lake Friday, February 17
Photograph the Grand Canyon (2 days/1 night)
Thursday & Friday, March 8-9 #030812 Photograph and experience the Grand Canyon with a professional photographer who has been teaching at Yavapai College for more than 20 years. Keith Sagan will be the guide and instructor for two days while this small group explores the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to take photographs. Learn the best techniques to capture the constantly changing light conditions, stunning rock formations, wildlife, incredible beauty and character of the Canyon. For the intermediate or advanced photographer with a good working knowledge of the camera. Activity Rating: 2. $395 per person/$140 single occupancy supplement - Trip discounts do not apply. (Includes transportation, 1-night accommodation on the South Rim, box lunches, instruction and all admission fees. Nature provides the stunning views!) Departs 7:30 AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve by Feb. 16.
Cruise secluded waterways and relax while you admire the breathtaking flora and fauna of the lower Sonoran desert and hear the legends and lore of the Superstition Mountains. This is home to bighorn sheep, coyote, deer, bobcats and mountain lions along with bald eagles, hawks, vultures and many other native species. Stunning rock formations line the waterways and you will learn about the geological history. Includes optional short nature hike. Activity Rating: 1 *CJ $159 per person (Includes transportation, box lunch, cruise, guide, admission.) Departs 7:30AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve by February 3.
Drive to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon
Get Your Kicks on Route 66! Friday, March 30
Spend a day with us as we travel the “M o th e r Road” from Ash Fork to Oatman and explore the remnants of this important Chicago to L.A. thoroughfare. Beginning with a stop in Seligman, we’ll motor on to visit the Route 66 Museum in Kingman and learn about the evolution of travel. Back on the road, we’ll wind up at a living ghost town in Oatman and see a live reenactment of an old west shootout, wild donkeys roaming the streets and many more sights you won’t see anywhere else! Activity Rating: 1. $125 per person (Includes transportation, box lunch, instruction, and all admission fees.) Departs 7AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve by Mar. 19.
Friday, March 2 #030212 • Friday, March 23 #032312 Saturday, March 24 #032412 • Friday, April 6 #040612 Friday, May 4 #050412 Follow Diamond Creek as it winds through Peach Springs Canyon — the only road access to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The road crosses and follows the creek as you are transported down canyon to the banks of the Colorado River. You will enjoy a picnic lunch with an optional walk the last mile to the river through a narrow canyon with flowing stream. Activity Rating: 1-2. $139 per person (Includes transportation, box lunch, permit fees, field guide.) Departs 8AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve at least two weeks in advance.
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EDventures Trips Spring 2012
Grand Canyon West: Hualapai Skywalk & GC Caverns 2
Verde Valley Viticulture & Wine Tour 1 Thursday, April 19
Friday, April 13 #041312
#041912 Arizona has the perfect climate for wine grapes — hot daytime temperatures and cool nights — and the vineyards in the Verde Valley are highly regarded. Start the day with an educational overview of the Viticulture program on the Yavapai College Verde Valley campus. Take the beautiful back road to visit Page Springs Winery and enjoy the art and more wine tasting opportunities in Jerome. Tastings are not included in the price. Activity Rating: 1. *J $119 per person (Includes transportation, box lunch, viticulture program tour and wine appreciation instruction.) Departs 8AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve by April 5.
Explore Grand Canyon Caverns, one of the largest natural limestone caverns in the U.S. Take the tour underground to the cavern filled with history. Then we’ll head to the Grand Canyon Skywalk — 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon — and take in the breathtaking views. Built by the Hualapai tribe, the Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped steel frame with glass floor and sides that projects about 70 feet from the canyon rim. Bring a sack lunch. Activity Rating: 2. $245 per person - Trip discounts do not apply. (Includes transportation, instruction, permit, Legacy Gold admission and dinner.) Departs 7AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve by March 30.
Crown King & the Southern Bradshaws
Rock Art Ranch & La Posada 1 Friday, April 27 #042712
Step back in time with a visit to Chevelon Canyon on Rock Art Ranch, home to one of the finest ancient petroglyphs in the world on a pri vate ly -o wn e d r anc h. The full tour includes a visit to the cowboy museum, working ranch and a petroglyph tour. Learn about the history of ranching, the Hashknife Cattle Company and military and Indian activity in the area. Complete the day with dinner (on your own) at the Turquoise Room located in the beautifully restored Fred Harvey Hotel, La Posada in Winslow. Activity Rating: 1-2 *CV $149 per person (Includes transportation, box lunch, instruction and ranch tour admission.) Departs 7AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve by April 13.
Saturday, April 14 #041412 The history of the region’s historic gold mines comes to life! Travel along the winding roads beside the old railroads of the Bradshaws, climb the railroad switchbacks that pass the historic mines dotting the surrounding hillsides and enjoy the magnificent views as you top out at the summit. A visit to the Crown King General Store transports you back in time. Includes driving over some bumpy roads. Activity Rating: 1. *CJ $109 per person (Includes transportation, box lunch, instruction and admission.) Departs 8AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve by March 30.
Bagdad Mine Tour
Tuesday, April 17 #041712 Get a guided tour of an open-pit copper/molybdenum mine. Hear the history of this mining operation beginning with the 1882 stake claim and learn the steps involved in mining and processing of copper. We’ll stop for lunch at a local Bagdad restaurant, on your own. Activity Rating: 1. $99 per person - Trip discounts do not apply. (Includes transportation, mine tour, instruction.) Departs 8AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve by April 3.
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EDventures Trips Spring 2012 Tracking Arizona’s Ghost Railroads 1
Rafting the Bottom of the Grand Canyon
Saturday, April 28 #042812 Track some of the ghost rails around the Prescott area, learning about the railroads that came to Northern Arizona with the Atlantic & Pacific in 1882. Then came the branch lines, the Prescott & Arizona Central, the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix, United Verde & Pacific, Verde Valley RR and the Prescott & Eastern plus hundred of miles of logging railroads. Your guide has studied local railroads for over 25 years. Activity Rating: 1-2. $99 per person - Trip discounts do not apply. (Includes transportation and instruction.) Departs 8AM from Prescott campus. Bring sack lunch, water and camera. Please reserve by Apr. 13.
Canyon de Chelly Adventure (2 days/1 night)
Saturday, May 12 #051212 This one-day rafting trip of the Grand Canyon is full of edventures! Join us on a rafting excursion with the Hualapai River Runners. Your guide will navigate the Colorado River white water (plan on getting wet!) and relate the history and culture of the Hualapai people. Lunch in the canyon, then take an optional hike to a natural waterfall. A helicopter ride will transport you back to the rim. Dinner at the Diamond Creek Restaurant (on your own) before heading home. Experience the Canyon like never before! Activity Rating: 2. $519 per person - Trip discounts do not apply. (Includes ground transportation, box lunch, permit fees, field guide, raft excursion, helicopter fare.) Departs 5:45AM from Prescott campus. Please reserve by April 27.
Wednesday & Thursday, May 9-10 #050912 The cultural resources of Canyon de Chelly include distinctive architecture, artifacts and rock art. The canyon sustains a living community of Navajo people connected with the beautiful landscape and its great historical and spiritual significance. Take a tour into the canyon with Navajo guides. En route, enjoy lunch in the Petrified Forest and visit the historic Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado. Activity Rating: 1-2. *CV $449 per person double occupancy/$100 single occupancy supplement - Trip discounts do not apply. (Includes transportation, lodging, meals, instruction, driving tour of the canyon, permits and admission fees.) Departs at 7AM. Please reserve by April 20.
Let EDventures design a regional trip for your group or family.
We are happy to plan and make all the arrangements for your next group outing. Whether it’s one day or a multi-day adventure you are looking for, we can help plan and make arrangements, provide knowledgeable tour leaders and turn it into a fun and educational trip! Call EDventures at 717-7755 to find out more!
Please reserve early! Arrangements must be made well in advance of the trip. We regret any cancellations, but minimum enrollments must be confirmed as noted on the description or at least two weeks in advance. **Don’t forget – OLLI members get 10% off! ** **Travel with your family and friends! Groups of 3 or more registering together get 10% OFF! **
Trip departure times and locations are noted under individual trip descriptions. Departure times on the final itinerary are firm. No refunds will be issued for missed vans. All trips depart from Yavapai College main campus at 1100 E. Sheldon St. in Prescott. Vans meet at the flagpole in the center of campus. If an alternate pickup location is available, it is denoted by the following symbols: *CJ = Cordes Junction *CV = Camp Verde *J = Jerome Discounts cannot be combined and do not apply to single supplement fees. Not all trips are discounted. Please notify us of any mobility restrictions, dietary restrictions (for trips that include meals), and/or hearing/vision impairment prior to the trip so we may ensure your safe and enjoyable experience. visit www.yc.edu/edventures or call 717.7755 to register
Entry / Exit to Washington Street
N Roughrider Softball Field
For those who need assistance in finding appropriate parking and getting to your classroom, we offer the following information:
Supai Hall Tennis Courts
Kachina Hall Marapai Hall
Roughrider Baseball Field
19 W hi t low
Rush S t re e
Ken Lindley Soccer Field Arizona St. & Gurley St.
e ton Avenu Mars
n Cir eto
15 Sculpture Garden
Library / Computer Commons
Studio Art Complex
Disability parking is located at the second floor level behind Buildings 3 and 4 and in parking lot M. You must have a disability permit to park in these areas. You may take the elevator in Buildings 2, 3 and 4 to the first floor level.
Is getting to your Class a challenge because of a disability?
If there are any other disability concerns or requests for accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact Disability Resources for assistance at (928) 776-2079.
Rev. Aug 2009
31. Community Ed/ EDventures Office
Contact us early for information and registration. All registration is done through the Community Education Office, phone 928.717.7755; FAX 928.717.7635, or stop by Building 31 Room 110 between 8:30 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE YC REGISTRATION OFFICE. Mail form to: Community Education,1100 E Sheldon St PMB 6912, Prescott AZ 86301-3297 • Email: email@example.com Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Phone _________________________________________Birth Date __________________________ Email____________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________ City _________________________________________State/Zip ____________________________ I’d like to enroll in these classes: ID number Title _________ _______________
Make checks payable to Yavapai College. (Cash payments are accepted for in person registration only.)
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THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS November 2 - 17, 2012 EDventures International Trip
Cruise the Marquesas Islands Tour leader: Noelle Elliott, who has traveled the islands extensively Cruise aboard an inter-island freighter departing from Tahiti, traveling among the six inhabited Marquesas Islands and experience the relaxed island cultures, soft ocean breezes, stunning volcanic mountains, verdant jungles and clear ocean blue! Cost: $5,649 • Dormitory-style accommodations; limited options to upgrade to cabin • Airfare from/to LAX to Papeete, Tahiti • All meals included onboard and on the islands • Land excursions led by English speaking guides provide an educational focus on the cultures, history, arts and crafts, music, archaeology, flora and fauna, foods, hiking and scuba diving • Optional packages available for purchase include fishing, scuba diving, helicopter ride, etc.
Find out more!
Tuesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. RSVP 928.717.7755 Light refreshments. No purchase required. Don’t wait — space is limited. Deadline to reserve is February 20, 2012