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2016-2017

 

January 11, 2017

 

Cowley's Golden Tigers to hold spring enrollment

 

Spring enrollment for classes in the Golden Tigers at Cowley College is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.


The Golden Tigers is for women and men age 50 and over. There is a $5 registration fee and a fee of $2 per spring class. Fees for classes and trips are due at the time of enrollment. Some classes have additional costs or supplies needed.


Persons planning to attend enrollment from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 24 should bring mailing labels to use on their enrollment forms and sign-up sheets. This saves writing your name repeatedly and speeds up the enrollment process. Enrollment by telephone or mail will be accepted after Jan. 24.


In the event of class cancellations due to weather, Cowley College will post the announcement on its web site and on area radio stations. Information will also be listed on the Golden Tiger voice mail at 620-441-5286.


The AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered Wednesday and Thursday March 15 and 16 from 1-5 p.m. The class will be held at Cowley College, Webb-Brown Academic Center Room 206. Ron Upton will teach the class. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.


The Golden Tigers also have three educational trips planned in the spring. Persons wanting more information on the trips should contact Margaret Neal at (620) 441-5286, or by e-mail: neal@cowley.edu.


Here is a list of trips offered in the spring:


Tuesday, April 11 – Larned, KS. The group will head west for a fun and informative trip to Larned to tour the Fort Larned National Historic Site and the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Library. This well preserved fort on the Santa Fe Trail was a key Army post from 1859-1869. It was considered the home of the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail. The Santa Fe Trail Museum has an extensive collection of Indian artifacts, trade items from the trail, furniture, tools, medical equipment and more. The group will also have a short stop at Stutzman’s Greenhouse for a morning break. Plan to leave at 6:30 a.m. and return around 8:30 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes lunch. 


Thursday, April 27 –Wichita, KS. The group will attend the Wichita State University Musical Theater production of 'Sister Act' at Wilner Auditorium. This is a delightful musical comedy based on the 1992 film featuring Whoopi Goldberg. The story is centered on disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who is the prime witness in a murder case. The police place her in the witness protection program and disguise her as a nun at a convent. Naturally, she creates a few challenges for the Mother Superior and breaks a few rules during her stay. Leave at 5:30 p.m. and return by 10:30 p.m. Cost is $35. 


Thursday, May 11 – Mystery Trip. The last trip of the semester will be the annual mystery trip. The group will travel to an unknown destination and visit a variety of unknown locations. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you never know where the bus might go. Plan to leave early and get home late. Cost is $50 and includes lunch.


The spring 2017 schedule:


FEBRUARY


Aqua Fun (Session I) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, February 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, and 27, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. Participants will be led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exercises that can help increase joint flexibility and improve mobility. There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class.

 

Aerobics (Session I) – Monday and Wednesday, February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, and 27, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Rikki Hettenbach, Instructor. This energetic and upbeat class is sure to get your body moving. It’s fun and easy with a mix of 50’s – current music that combine dancing, cardio and light weights for a great total body workout.

 

Exercise – (Session I) – Tuesday & Thursday, February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 and 27, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. LaDona Anstine, Instructor. Class participants will work on exercises to promote joint stability, muscular strength and endurance, balance, coordination, cardiovascular function and respiratory health.

 

Line Dancing – Mondays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6 and 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Debra Holman – Instructor. Learn 5-6 dances per session – slow to medium tempo.


Computer Basics (Part 1) – Mondays – February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center, Room 105. Ron Upton, Instructor. This class will help you get to know your computer, windows, and using programs.  Cleaning up a slow computer, email, social media and file management will also be covered.

 

Double Deck Pinochle – Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28, and March 7 & 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center, Room 207.  Debra Holman, Instructor. Students will learn how to play double deck pinochle. Basic rules, how to count, melt and take tricks will be covered.

 

Mah Jongg Players – Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 29, April 5, 12, 19 & 26,  1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal – Instructor. This class is for experienced Mah Jongg players and participants will continue to learn game strategies and improve their game. 

 

Afternoon Table Games - Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 29, April 5, 12, 19  & 26,  1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center – Room 205. Margaret Neal – Instructor. Do you enjoy playing table games like Scrabble, Five Crowns, Bunco and Dominoes? If so, invite friends to join you and come play table games.


Taste of American History – Monday, February 20, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal – Instructor. During this class you will have the opportunity to learn fun facts about our Presidents from Frank Arnold, Cowley College History Instructor.  Participants will also be able to sample favorite cookie recipes from several past Presidents.


Memory Quilts – Thursday, February 9 & 16, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ark City Senior Center, Margaret Neal, Instructor.  Create a memory quilt with recycled garments from tee shirts to blue jeans. These quilts make great gifts for graduations and other special celebrations. Sewing machine & basic sewing tools needed. A complete supply list will be available at enrollment.

 

MARCH


Aqua Fun – (Session II) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, March 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 27, 29  and 31, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson, Instructor. There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class. See Session I.

 

Aerobics (Session II) – Monday and Wednesday, March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 27 and 29, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Rikki Hettenbach, Instructor. See Session I.

 

Exercise – (Session II) – Tuesday & Thursday, March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28 and 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. LaDona Anstine, Instructor. See Session I.

 

Creative Cards – Thursday, March 2, 9, 16 & 30, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 204. Margaret Neal – Instructor. This class will feature new techniques for spring holidays and celebrations. There will be a $10 class fee.


Woodcarving– Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Cherokee Strip Museum. Fred Taylor, Instructor. Class participants will learn tool safety and basic woodcarving techniques as you work on a class project. Tools & supplies needed.


Computer Basics (Part 2) – Monday, March 6, 13, 27 and April 3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 105. Ron Upton, Instructor. Learn more about windows, control panel, apps, security and privacy. Information on setting up accounts, networks and printers as well as backup and troubleshooting will be covered.


AARP Driver Safety – Wednesday and Thursday, March 15 & 16, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Webb-Brown Academic Center – Room 206. Ron Upton, Instructor. This class provides a refresher on the rules of the road and tips on how to adapt one’s driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that come with aging. Insurance companies in Kansas also offer a discount for participants completing the class. Cost - $15 (AARP members) $20 (non-members). Pay fee at first class.


Line Dancing – Mondays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Debra Holman – Instructor. Learn 5-6 dances per session – slow to medium tempo.

 

Fabric Barn Quilt – Tuesday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Arkansas City Senior Center. Margaret Neal – Instructor. This small project will be quick and easy to make with scraps from your stash or fat quarters. You can select from several designs to create a fabric barn quilt to use in your home. Sewing machine & tools needed. Supply list will be available at enrollment.


Double Deck Pinochle – Tuesday, March 28, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Webb – Brown Academic Center, Room 207.  Debra Holman, Instructor. Students will learn how to play double deck pinochle. Basic rules, how to count, melt and take tricks will be covered.

 

APRIL


Aqua Fun – (Session III) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday,  April 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26,   and 28, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Family Aquatics Center, ACHS. Debbi Davidson. There will be a $3.00 pool fee for this class. See Session I.

 

Aerobics (Session III) – Monday and Wednesday, April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. Rikki Hettenbach, Instructor. See Session I.

 

Exercise – (Session III) – Tuesday & Thursday, April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Ben Cleveland Wellness Center. LaDona Anstine, Instructor. (See Session I)

 

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Finished) – Tuesday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ark City Senior Center. Margaret Neal, Instructor. Do you have some sewing or quilting projects at home that are unfinished because you need a little help? If so, this is a great time to get those projects completed. Bring your unfinished project, sewing tools and machine to the class.