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AARP Smart Driver Program

Free

with David Fanshier

Calendar Sep 14, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Refresh your driving safety skills. This class is designed and produced by AARP Driver Safety®. David Fanshier will add additional state information and local laws. The class is free, but to obtain a certificate to receive auto insurance discounts, please bring $20 to class. The auto insurance discount is good for three years or until revoked by the insurance company for unsafe driving. This class is for anyone with a valid driver’s license.

Register by Sept. 7

David Fanshier became an AARP Driver Safety® instructor in 2001. He teaches at least 12 classes per year and trains new instructors throughout the state of Kansas.

Basic Sculptural Welding & Metalworking

$35

with Fernando Fajardo

Calendar Oct 5, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

In this class, you will transform sheet metal into a decorative steel flower to become the center point of your garden or a gift for a loved one. This class will be an opportunity to learn about basic welding technology and metalworking techniques. By cutting, shaping and working raw steel materials using heat and electricity, you will experience the fulfillment of producing a unique flower every time. At the end of this course, you will take your creation home to paint or let it weather in the elements to achieve a rusty finish. Instructed by Fernando Fajardo. Students will need to wear flame retardant (100 percent cotton) clothing and leather shoes or boots. Bring leather gloves. Salina Area Technical College (SATC) will loan students safety glasses for the day or you can bring your own. Participants must be 18 or older.

Register by Sept. 26

Fernando Fajardo studied welding technology at SATC. He is a certified welding educator through the American Welding Society. Teaching his sixth year at SATC, he currently enjoys working with high school juniors and seniors from over 10 different area high schools. Fernando believes metalworking is a fulfilling craft and should be accessible to more individuals.

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Beginning Spanish

$75

with Dina Girón

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This popular course taught by Dina Girón is a great way to learn the basics of the Spanish language in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Learn pronunciation, vocabulary, verbs, sentence structure and more in this four-week course. Through practice, reading and conversation, you will learn Spanish in the same way your instructor learned to speak English. Homework assignments are short and help you progress quickly through the course. Class size will be small to ensure individual attention. Please bring a portable Spanish-English dictionary, notebook and pen to class with you. Your course fee includes a textbook. Please remember that learning a new language requires practice and dedication, so attendance at all class sessions is important.

Register by Sept. 3

Instructor Dina Girón was born and raised in El Salvador and has been a citizen of Salina since 1997. She has made it her purpose to provide the chance for all to learn a second language, English or Spanish, and looks forward to teaching you too.

Full Course

Centering Meditation

$20

with Philip Meckley

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

As an introduction to centering meditation, this class is designed to give a weekly silent time and still space for the purposes of contemplative centering. Instructor Philip Meckley will provide students instruction on centering meditation and contemplative silence. Please bring a comfortable cushion to sit on the floor during meditation. If physical requirements limit your ability to sit on the floor, meditation seated in a chair is perfectly appropriate. You need not belong to a specific religious discipline in order to participate.

Register by Sept. 2

Instructor Philip Meckley, Ph.D., is a Professor of religion and philosophy at Kansas Wesleyan University.

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Chair Yoga Series 2

$20

with Melanie Back

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 12:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Are you looking for lower-impact yoga? In this weekly course, Melanie Back will teach you how you can breathe properly, stretch, strengthen and twist, all while seated. Not just for seniors, these yoga moves can also be used to relax and rejuvenate during the busy workday.

Register by Sept. 24

Instructor Melanie Back began her study of yoga through the CLASS program and is now one of our most beloved CLASS instructors. She is a certified 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She received her certification at the Shambhava School of Yoga in Rollinsville, Colo.

Chess Club Series 1

$15

with Anatoly Karpov Chess School

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Playing the game of chess offers players a unique opportunity for lifelong learning including strategy, tactics and concentration. Each week, chess instructors Dwight Ford of Anatoly Karpov School of Chess and Glenn Gustitus will support players with handouts and encourage the use of strategy through instruction before club play. While playing, you will learn common patterns, how to methodically build a position, set traps and analyze variations depending on your level of play.

Register by Sept. 3

Instructor Dwight Ford is the current President of the Anatoly Karpov School of Chess in Lindsborg. He helps with teaching kids and adults beginning chess fundamentals and tactics. He manages the "Social Chess Hour" in Lindsborg on Monday evenings for adults and is a volunteer with the Salina Area Chess Club. He teaches a tactics class in the fall for middle school aged youth. Instructor Glenn Gustitus holds a Master of Arts in psychology and specialized in child and adolescent counseling. He has been playing and teaching the benefits of chess as president of the Salina Area Chess Club. He is the social outreach committee chair with the Anatoly Karpov Chess School of Lindsborg.

Chess Club Series 2

$15

with Anatoly Karpov Chess School

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Playing the game of chess offers players a unique opportunity for lifelong learning including strategy, tactics and concentration. Each week, chess instructors Dwight Ford of Anatoly Karpov School of Chess and Glenn Gustitus will support players with handouts and encourage the use of strategy through instruction before club play. While playing, you will learn common patterns, how to methodically build a position, set traps and analyze variations depending on your level of play.

Register by Oct. 15

Instructor Dwight Ford is the current President of the Anatoly Karpov School of Chess in Lindsborg. He helps with teaching kids and adults beginning chess fundamentals and tactics. He manages the "Social Chess Hour" in Lindsborg on Monday evenings for adults and is a volunteer with the Salina Area Chess Club. He teaches a tactics class in the fall for middle school aged youth. Instructor Glenn Gustitus holds a Master of Arts in psychology and specialized in child and adolescent counseling. He has been playing and teaching the benefits of chess as president of the Salina Area Chess Club. He is the social outreach committee chair with the Anatoly Karpov Chess School of Lindsborg.

Cock-A-Doodle Doo Rooster

$35

with John Dow

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We will create a beautiful rooster on a 12-by-12-inch canvas. This is a great painting for beginners as the instructor will guide you along the way. Taught by guest instructor and painter John Dow.

Register by Sept. 26

Visiting Instructor John Dow is an artist from Hutchinson, Kan. He does mostly commissioned pieces, and his art can be found in collections all over the world. He is mostly known for painting animals, which are his true favorites. He holds classes at Blue Barn Door {studio} with his old school buddy Corey Hayden and enjoys teaching private painting lessons as well.





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