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CPDV-2732-02
Photo Safari
4/21
Sioux City
Jerry Mennenga has worked for various newspapers as a photojournalist for over 25 years. He has photographed in a variety of settings and situations and knows the value and pressure of producing images on deadline for publication. He has also learned to see beyond the obvious or to use it to make an interesting photograph of what lies before you.
ADS L212 LEC S 10:00AM 12:00PM
ADS L212 LEC S 10:00AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Mennenga
Cost: $ 60.00
CPDV-2998-05
1968 - Into the Darkness
4/23
Sioux City
In the 1960s, it seemed all things were possible. But by mid-1968, we wondered if anything was possible. It was the year that shook the country to its very foundations. How did we reach such a moment? How did we get past it? Fifty years later, only about a quarter of the population can call on firsthand knowledge of the time. Yet the events and the lessons they offer are important ones for today. Join historian Russ Gifford as he looks back on the year, the events, and the reasons that threatened the end of the American experiment in 1968, and what it means to us today.
ADS L416 LEC M 12:00PM 02:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2770-06
Falls Prevention: Balance Mvmt
4/25
Sioux City
Many falls can be prevented. Exercise is one of the best ways to improve balance and lower your chances of falling. Among older adults, about one out of ten falls result in a serious injury that require hospitalization. This 30 minute class will work on improving balance to reduce fall-related risk and frequency and promote healthier, independent lifestyles.
RED W206 LEC W 09:00AM 10:00AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 16.00
CPDV-2218-10
Coffee and Conversation
4/26
Sioux City
This series emphasizes conviviality and conversation. Each month, a guest speaker gives a presentation on a topic with broad appeal. The format encourages audience participation and the free exchange of ideas. Lifelong Learning membership not required. We provide refreshments so please be certain to register to ensure adequate supplies.
ADS L416 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
CPDV-2827-04
Rock Around the Clock
4/30
Sioux City
Western Iowa Tech Community college is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Lifelong Learning will celebrate four great groups and groundbreaking albums by revving up the WIT WayBack Machine to visit 1966! The Beatles! The Beach Boys! Simon & Garfunkel! Bob Dylan! In the space of twelve months, four singing groups and individuals would change the face of Rock n' Roll and the world. This year of music provided an enduring soundtrack for a time that would change America. Join Russ Gifford and relive the times, the people, the events, and most of all, the great music of 1966! The sights, sounds, faces and places will all come flooding back. We might uncover a few things you've forgotten! As David Crosby always points out, If you can remember the Sixties, you weren't there.
ADS L416 LEC M 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2895-01
Understanding the Crusades
4/30
Sioux City
What comes to your mind when you are asked about the Crusades? Most Westerners see noble, selfless knights fighting for righteous causes in a faraway land. Even our language follows. We use the word crusade mainly as a praiseworthy pursuit and a crusader as a courageous individual. Most Christians today see the Crusades as religiously inspired wars with a belief in the pope's offer of salvation if they rescued the holy places from the infidel. Europeans generally add in the idea that the initial good idea went bad due to human failings of greed and ambition. Muslims, on the other hand, ignored the subject for years from lack of interest. It is of note that it took decades for the Muslim world to realize the Crusades were happening, assuming the Crusaders were Byzantine mercenaries! If it is referenced today in the Muslim world, it is generally by non-scholars with a political agenda - something that happens with equal frequency with Westerners, too. Both sides thought they were fighting in self-defense. By the time of the first Crusade in 1095, two-thirds of the old Christian world had been conquered by Muslim armies. Along with the holy lands, which also included Syria, Egypt, North Africa, and Spain. Asia Minor had also been recently taken by the Turks. But the Muslims, had held most of these for more than two centuries and the holy lands for over 400 years. There is a valuable history to be learned from the Crusades, which includes a deeper understanding of the actual history of the inter- actions of the two cultures and the lessons learned by both sides in the process. Join historian Russ Gifford in exploring the actual history of the early interactions of these two major civilizations, and examine what these interactions mean for our world today!
ADS L416 LEC M 12:00PM 02:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2244-11
Stretch and Flex
5/01
Sioux City
This is one of our most popular programs. Have fun working out in a healthy way. The program includes stretching and weightlifting to strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular health. This class is one of the most popular, so be sure to sign up early to avoid disappointment! Lifelong Learning Membership required. WITCC ID required IMPORTANT NOTE: This class will be held in the Gymnasium in the Dr. Robert E. Dunker Center. In order to gain access to this room, you will need a student I.D. Please bring a change of shoes with you, preferably athletic shoes/sneakers. The Aerobics Room, W203 is also reserved for this class from 9 - 11 a.m. for warm ups.
RED W123 LEC TTH 09:30AM 10:30AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Backhaus
Cost: $ 8.00
CPDV-2660-05
Creative Microwave Cooking
5/01
Sioux City
Whether you are interested in convenience, ideas of new ways to make classic favorites, don't enjoy cooking large meals, have cooked long enough for others or don't want to heat up the oven for a small meal...you are the perfect student for this class! The head chef at Whispering Creek Senior Living will be demonstrating a delicious meal made right out of your microwave! He will include in each class: Instruction/Ingredients/Sampling Please join us at Whispering Creek Active Retirement Community to learn an easy way to make wonderful foods for entertainment and eating in the convenience of your microwave! Location for all sessions: Whispering Creek Active Retirement Community - 2609 Nicklaus Blvd. (1 mile east on Whispering Creek Drive off of Morningside Ave. Take a left at the four way stop sign at the top of the hill.)
LEC T 11:00AM 12:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 7.00
CPDV-2825-04
Gardening Series
5/01
Sioux City
ADS L416 LEC T 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-3004-01
100 Years Later
5/03
Sioux City
Join Gretchen Gondek for a presentation on the women's suf- fragette movement in America and a historical perspective on the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. A discussion on ladies fashion covering styles from the suffragette era will also be explored. Attendees will be treated to period style tea with accompaniments as part of the presentation. The event is in coordination with the 100th anniversary celebration of the Woodbury County Courthouse and Sioux City Preservation Week. For more information go to woodburycountyiowa.gov.
ADS L416 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gondek
CPDV-2827-05
Rock Around the Clock
5/07
Sioux City
Western Iowa Tech Community college is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Lifelong Learning will celebrate four great groups and groundbreaking albums by revving up the WIT WayBack Machine to visit 1966! The Beatles! The Beach Boys! Simon & Garfunkel! Bob Dylan! In the space of twelve months, four singing groups and individuals would change the face of Rock n' Roll and the world. This year of music provided an enduring soundtrack for a time that would change America. Join Russ Gifford and relive the times, the people, the events, and most of all, the great music of 1966! The sights, sounds, faces and places will all come flooding back. We might uncover a few things you've forgotten! As David Crosby always points out, If you can remember the Sixties, you weren't there.
ADS L416 LEC M 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2895-02
Understanding the Crusades
5/07
Sioux City
What comes to your mind when you are asked about the Crusades? Most Westerners see noble, selfless knights fighting for righteous causes in a faraway land. Even our language follows. We use the word crusade mainly as a praiseworthy pursuit and a crusader as a courageous individual. Most Christians today see the Crusades as religiously inspired wars with a belief in the pope's offer of salvation if they rescued the holy places from the infidel. Europeans generally add in the idea that the initial good idea went bad due to human failings of greed and ambition. Muslims, on the other hand, ignored the subject for years from lack of interest. It is of note that it took decades for the Muslim world to realize the Crusades were happening, assuming the Crusaders were Byzantine mercenaries! If it is referenced today in the Muslim world, it is generally by non-scholars with a political agenda - something that happens with equal frequency with Westerners, too. Both sides thought they were fighting in self-defense. By the time of the first Crusade in 1095, two-thirds of the old Christian world had been conquered by Muslim armies. Along with the holy lands, which also included Syria, Egypt, North Africa, and Spain. Asia Minor had also been recently taken by the Turks. But the Muslims, had held most of these for more than two centuries and the holy lands for over 400 years. There is a valuable history to be learned from the Crusades, which includes a deeper understanding of the actual history of the inter- actions of the two cultures and the lessons learned by both sides in the process. Join historian Russ Gifford in exploring the actual history of the early interactions of these two major civilizations, and examine what these interactions mean for our world today!
ADS L416 LEC M 12:00PM 02:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2586-04
Wine Appreciation
5/08
Sioux City
LEC T 06:00PM 07:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 15.00
CPDV-2538-06
Art and Sandwiches
5/09
Sioux City
ART AND SANDWICHES Here's an opportunity to appreciate some of the finest art ever produced. In this series, we'll spend a delightful lunchtime session looking at a single masterpiece from the world of art, design, music and architecture. Our guest speaker will present his/her personal choice of a masterpiece and invite your comments. Please note the change in location. Lunch will be catered in the room from the Overlook Cafe.
ADS L416 LEC W 12:00PM 02:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Chesebro
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2689-05
The Money Matters Series
5/09
Sioux City
This new series addresses your financial questions about retirement. While many people have saved hard for retirement, they don't always know how to provide for a secure retirement, especially as that day gets nearer. For some people, retirement is right around the corner, for others, it may be considerably longer. Each of these sessions is designed to help you make better decisions about your finances in retirement. Session two is for those with a slightly longer time horizon - from two to ten years. Session three is for those who expect to retire in the next couple of years. Hosted by Mary Sterk - certified financial planner, author, grandmother, pilot and 20-year veteran of the financial industry.
ADS L110 LEC W 06:30PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Sterk
CPDV-2823-02
Beginning Bridge
5/09
Sioux City
Lifelong Learning is excited to offer a course in Beginning Bridge. Carol Rogers will be your instructor. She taught grade school for 21 years and has been playing bridge for over 50 years! Place your bids and get ready for fun!
ADS L110 LEC W 01:30PM 03:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 8.00
CPDV-2218-11
Coffee and Conversation
5/10
Sioux City
This series emphasizes conviviality and conversation. Each month, a guest speaker gives a presentation on a topic with broad appeal. The format encourages audience participation and the free exchange of ideas. Lifelong Learning membership not required. We provide refreshments so please be certain to register to ensure adequate supplies.
ADS L416 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
CPDV-2888-04
Pace Health Center Tour
5/11
Sioux City
A tour of PACE will allow us to learn about what programs are available, the eligibility requirements and private pay options. Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions about the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
LEC F 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
Cost: $ 12.00
CPDV-2208-08
Lifelong Learning Book Club
5/14
Sioux City
THE LIFELONG LEARNING BOOK CLUB The Lifelong Learning Book Club is a wonderful way to share ideas with people who love books. We'd love to have you join us! It's very informal and friendly and includes lunch from our Overlook Cafeteria.
ADS L110 LEC M 11:45AM 01:15PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2827-06
Rock Around the Clock
5/14
Sioux City
Western Iowa Tech Community college is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Lifelong Learning will celebrate four great groups and groundbreaking albums by revving up the WIT WayBack Machine to visit 1966! The Beatles! The Beach Boys! Simon & Garfunkel! Bob Dylan! In the space of twelve months, four singing groups and individuals would change the face of Rock n' Roll and the world. This year of music provided an enduring soundtrack for a time that would change America. Join Russ Gifford and relive the times, the people, the events, and most of all, the great music of 1966! The sights, sounds, faces and places will all come flooding back. We might uncover a few things you've forgotten! As David Crosby always points out, If you can remember the Sixties, you weren't there.
ADS L416 LEC M 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu
info@witcc.edu