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Fall 2019 Community Education Courses! 5/1/2019
Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM
 
 

RETIRE WITH CONFIDENCE: YOUR ROADMAP TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

Days/Dates: Tuesdays, October 1-15 Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room A-05 

Instructor: Brian Scott Fee: $49 includes one guest at no charge

Retirement is glowing on the horizon. Look closely and what do you see - goals, dreams, a certain lifestyle? You’ve worked hard at your careers.  You’ve saved, perhaps through your business, real estate, and/or investments in a 401(k) or IRA. You’ve anticipated that Social Security and maybe a pension will pay a portion of your way in retirement. You feel like you’re on the right track… but what now? If you were to retire tomorrow, how would you use your assets to begin living in retirement? Do you have enough to fund your entire retirement? How and when should you file for Social Security and Medicare? Do your retirement goals include leaving a legacy? Now is the time to address these and other questions as you lay down your plan for living in retirement.  In this class we will explore topics such as how to create your retirement plan, Social Security, pension options, income investing, annuities, other income generating assets and budgeting for the retiree, investing in retirement, a plan for health care, tax strategies for retirement, and estate planning.  Instructor Brian J Scott, CRPC®, a Magic Valley native, is the owner and founder of Elevánt Wealth and has built a successful practice focused on helping his clients confidently transition into retirement through his unique passion and process for comprehensive and collaborative financial planning.

 

GRANT WRITING 101: FINDING, WRITING, & WINNING THE FUNDING YOU NEED

Dates: October 8, 2019 Days:  Tuesday Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room TBA

Fee: $ 75 Location: CSI Mini-Cassia Center Instructor: J. Vipperman and M. English  

The one day, four-hour course is focused on enhancing the skill set of both beginning and experienced grant writers.  During the course we will cover finding and preparing to write a winning grant proposal, writing grant proposals that reviewers want to fund, and knowing what to do before and after your proposal is funded.  Attendees will walk away with answers to questions like these: “Where can I find money for myself, my company, or my organization?”, “How does the grant process really work?”, and “What can grant money be used for and what are the grant funders really looking for?”.  Additionally, a significant portion of the time will be available for attendees to ask and receive answers to questions that are specific to them, their organizations, and their funding needs.  Instructors Justin Vipperman and Matthew English bring an extensive history of more than 20 years’ experience working with grants, government and public agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.  Both are currently employed as full-time grant professionals in the Magic Valley community.  

BLACK AND WHITE MEDIUM DRAWING

Days/Dates: Tuesdays, August 20 – September 10 Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room B-11  Instructor: Shirley Stauffer Fee: $40

This course is aimed at teaching fundamental drawing skills. Learn the differences between contour/line drawing and values. You will gain an understanding of different drawing tools and paper surfaces, gray scales, and tips for improvement. This is a great course for beginners, and more advanced students can benefit from the guidance of the instructor. Come learn basic drawing fundamentals, while experimenting with a fun, new medium using pencils, pens, and sharpies.  A list of supplies will be provided at time of registration.

 

PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS FOR BEGINNERS I

Days/Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 - October 15  Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room B-11  Instructor: Shirley Stauffer  Fee: $50  Ages: 16+

(Receive a 10% discount by registering for both acrylics classes – register under class code XART007C22!)

Explore the dynamics and versatility of acrylics paints.  Learn the basics of brush selection, color mixing, surface preparation, and a variety of texturing techniques to create your own unique masterpiece. Painting fundamentals will be discussed. Supplies not included.  A supply list will be emailed to you upon registration.

 

 

PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS FOR BEGINNERS II

 Days/Dates: Tuesdays, October 22 - November 19  Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

 Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room B-11  Instructor: Shirley Stauffer  Fee: $50  Ages: 16+  

(Receive a 10% discount by registering for both acrylics classes – register under class code XART007C22!) Building upon the techniques learning in earlier course, participants will explore more options and methods of using acrylics paints to bring out the great artist. Painting fundamentals will be discussed. Supplies not included.  A supply list will be emailed to you upon registration.

 

 

PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS

 Days/Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 4 - 25  Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room B-11  Instructor: Anna Workman  Fee: $85 

This course will start on Wed. Sept. 04.  Following courses will run on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Need to sharpen your watercolor painting skills, or just simply want to learn how to paint with watercolors?  This 5-week course is for you.  If you are a beginner, there will be a set curriculum to help you explore and understand the nature of watercolor painting.  If you have some experience we will dive deeper into the world of watercolor painting using textural techniques, special relations in landscapes, and exploring modeling through light and dark values.

Supplies not included.  A supply list will be emailed to you upon registration.

POTTERY WORKSHOP

Days/Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 10 – October 31 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room A-16   Instructor: DeAnn Goodwin

Fee: $50 + supplies ($20/20lb. bag of clay)

While you wait for the holidays to begin, come play with us in the clay! Learn basics of handling, molding, shaping and throwing clay. Explore an array of ceramic building and glazing techniques while developing your own personal style using clay as an expressive medium. From the raw clay to a finished piece suitable for food use or decoration. Craft bowls, cups, or a wind chimes, or even that museum forgery! Students will do free-hand, molding, wheel-throwing, and slab building.  Participants must be 16 + to register. 

BEGINNING COMPUTERS

Days/Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 24 – October 03 Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room A-24   Instructor: Tenille Claridge  Fee: $40

Learn about your computer in an easy-paced, stress-free environment for beginners. Students will work in a hands-on computer lab, discovering the basic components to using a computer. We will learn everything from how to turn your computer on, setting up an e-mail account, navigating the Internet, and the basics of computer software that came pre-installed on your PC.  This class will focus on basic vocabulary terms, using plain English, with no intimidating technical language.  There is a nominal fee of $5.00 if you need a flash drive for reference materials.

GOOGLE PHOTOS I:  INTRO TO GOOGLE PHOTOS/CLOUD STORAGE

 Days/Dates: Tuesday, October 8  Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room A-24 

 Instructor: Amy Christopherson  Fee: $20*  Ages: 16+

 (*If you sign up for all sequential classes I, II, III the cost is $50. Use registration code XCMP199 C24.)

In this interactive workshop, learn how to use the free cloud storage that is available through Google Photos.  In this session, we will find, organize, and edit the pictures that can be automatically uploaded to the Google Photo Cloud site.  Bring your phone to work from the App, or have a Gmail address to log into a desktop computer.  Using Google Photos can free up space on your phone or computer and make your images more accessible.  

 

GOOGLE PHOTOS II:  INTERMEDIATE GOOGLE PHOTOS/ALBUMS AND SHARING

 Days/Dates: Tuesday, October 15 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room A-24

 Instructor: Amy Christopherson  Fee: $20*  Ages: 16+  (*If you sign up for all sequential classes I, II, III the cost is $50. Use registration code XCMP199 C24.)

Now that you have found and organized your photos on the Google cloud, we will learn how to make albums, search for older or deleted pictures, and share albums with friends and family.   Shared albums are a great time-saving tool because they allow others to add to the album as well!

 

GOOGLE PHOTOS III:  PRODUCTS AND PHOTOBOOK WITH GOOGLE ALBUMS

Days/Dates: Tuesday, October 22  Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room A-24 

Instructor: Amy Christopherson  Fee: $20*  Ages: 16+  (*If you sign up for all sequential classes I, II, III the cost is $50. Use registration code XCMP199 C24.)

It's time to get these digital images and albums off your device or desktop computer and into the hands of family and friends.  We will review photobooks and digital scrapbooking resources available to you so that your pictures can become special gifts for all!     We will teach you how to organize a book or scrapbook pages, but the finished product will be up to you to order.   There is no pressure to make a final project, but we will equip you with tips and tools to make something special!

 KIDS CLASSES (Early Out Monday Series)

 SAFE SITTER BABYSITTER TRAINING 

Days/Dates: Monday, September 30  Time: 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room B-14 

Instructor: Adria Masoner  Fee: $40  Ages: 11 - 15

Learn the important information you need to turn babysitting into a summer or afterschool job! Get training that covers the fundamentals of caring for children of different age groups, safety/injury prevention, and keeping your charges entertained and engaged. Young children cannot always communicate their needs. The babysitter has to be able to handle whatever situation arises. This course teaches the prospective babysitter how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Topics include: what to do when a child stops breathing, what to do if someone chokes, how to contact emergency help; how to diaper change, feed, etc. Please bring a sack dinne5.

 

*The Science of Pizza! and The Science of Cookies! courses run concurrently.  Students will choose one course to attend.

 

THE SCIENCE OF PIZZA! *

 Days/Dates: Monday, October 28 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room A-14

Instructor: Dr. Rick Parker Fee: $15  Ages: 8+

In this class we will learn about what goes into our favorite pizza and the science it involves. We will be rolling out fresh dough and then we will top our individual pizzas with our favorite toppings! We will enjoy some of our pizza creations in class, and students will take their personalized “take n bake” pizza home to enjoy with their family! Space is limited to 10 participants so register early!

 

 

THE SCIENCE OF COOKIES! *

 Days/Dates: Monday, October 28 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room A-14 

 Instructor: Dr. Rick Parker Fee: $15  Ages: 8+

Do you like cookies soft and chunky but your friend likes thin and crispy? Did you know there is a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone? There is a trick – and it’s all about science! Learn the science behind cookie making with Rick Parker, and enjoy some sweet treats! Space is limited to 10 participants so register early!

 

SNOWDAY WINTER SIGN

Days/Dates: Monday, December 02  Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Location:  CSI Mini-Cassia Center Room B-11

 Instructor: Tenille Claridge Fee: $25  Ages: 8+

Create a 12x12 inch sign out of vinyl and acrylic paint to celebrate the snow days to come this season!  This simple craft will be a fun addition to your winter decorations.  Supplies are included in the registration fee. 

 
 
Contact:
Amy Christopherson   208.678.1400  achristopherson@csi.edu
Agency:
Amy Christopherson
Facility:
Mini-Cassia Center
Charge:
Charges and Fees will Apply