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CPDV-2244-03
Stretch and Flex
9/03-9/26
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: $ 10.00
CPDV-2770-01
Falls Prevention: Balance Mvmt
9/11-10/02
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-2905-01
Beginner Crochet
9/12-10/15
Sioux City
CrochetJoin your instructor and dedicated crochet enthusiast, Crystal Huls, for this introductory course to crocheting. Crocheting is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hookIn this course, you will learn crochet basics such as: how to choose your yarn and hook, how to foundation chain, and how to single crochet stitch. Crystal has 22 years of crocheting experience and is so excited to share her love of crocheting with you! She will instruct you in making a beginner crochet project using the techniques mentioned to create a single crochet scarf just in time for our Midwestern winters!
RHK A113 LEC TTH 01:00PM 02:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Huls
Cost: $ 35.00
CPDV-2905-02
Beginner Crochet
9/12-10/15
Sioux City
CrochetJoin your instructor and dedicated crochet enthusiast, Crystal Huls, for this introductory course to crocheting. Crocheting is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hookIn this course, you will learn crochet basics such as: how to choose your yarn and hook, how to foundation chain, and how to single crochet stitch. Crystal has 22 years of crocheting experience and is so excited to share her love of crocheting with you! She will instruct you in making a beginner crochet project using the techniques mentioned to create a single crochet scarf just in time for our Midwestern winters!
RHK A113 LEC TTH 11:00AM 12:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Huls
Cost: $ 35.00
CPDV-2574-01
Mommy and Me Sing
9/16-10/28
Sioux City
Mommy and Me Sing: Making harmony at home A music class for parents and children (age two through pre-K) This class has been created especially for the younger generation. Come for the fun and stay for the education. All children are musical! They are born with an aptitude for music; this will diminish though, if it's not nurtured in the first nine years of life. According to leading early-childhood researcher Dr. Edwin E. Gordon, musical aptitude is in a developmental stage from birth to age nine. While a child can certainly learn musical skills such as fingerings, breathing, and note reading after age nine, how musical a person he or she is - how attuned his or her sense of pitch and rhythm is - is set for life by age nine. Gordon says the most effective way to nurture a child's tonal and rhythmic aptitude is to provide them with a rich environment of singing and moving. During weekly classes children and their caregiver(s) will participate in activities such as: Singing simple songs continuous movement Steady beat activities Playing simple instruments Rhymes and finger plays Tonal and rhythm patterns Your friendly instructor is Amanda Vande Zande, a mother of two and a music instructor at Western Iowa Tech. One child per registered adult.
ADS L304 LEC M 10:30AM 11:30AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Vande Zande
Cost: $ 25.00
CPDV-2803-01
Zumba Gold
9/16-10/21
Sioux City
Zumba Gold is geared toward active older adults. It offers a lower intensity level while the enjoyable choreography focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to have fun while integrating cardio, conditioning, flexibility and balance! Carissa Ownby is your friendly, certified Zumba Gold instructor.
RED W203 LEC M 11:00AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: David
Cost: $ 25.00
CPDV-3010-01
Pilates
9/16-10/21
Sioux City
This Pilates mat class will work to balance strength and flexibility with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles. The instructor, Amanda Vande Zande, will present the exercises at multiple levels allowing students to choose to work at a beginning, intermediate, or advanced pace. Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core. Various props are incorporated to enhance and intensify the workout. No previous Pilates experience is necessary to join a mat class. Pilates is a challenging and safe method to sculpt your body and to feel increased agility in your everyday movements.
RED W203 LEC M 09:00AM 10:00AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Vande Zande
Cost: $ 30.00
CPDV-2484-01
Introduction Flower Arranging
9/17
Sioux City
INTRODUCTION TO FLOWER ARRANGING Flower arranging is soothing, satisfying and lots of fun! It's a great way to express your creativity. Flower arrangements can be used to decorate your home or to send a special message to a friend or loved one. Nothing lifts the spirits more than a gorgeous floral display. This class will help you develop your talent and confidence in this very special art. All the classes feature brand-new designs. So if you are a returning student, you can be sure you will learn something unlike anything you've created before. No previous experience of flower arranging is needed. Our expert instructor, Gordon Drive Hy-Vee Floral Manager Gail Pieper, will take you gently through the steps. Please bring scissors, a knife and small clippers or wire cutters. Hy-Vee will supply all the other materials including flowers and containers. At the end of each class, you'll be able to take home your own unique, beautiful arrangement. Location for all sessions: Hy-Vee, 3301 Gordon Drive, Sioux City Second floor conference room, located via stairs between bakery and meat department.
ADS L304 LEC T 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 28.00
CPDV-3007-01
Storytelling With Photos
9/17-10/15
Sioux City
Photography is a medium for people to capture a moment in time. Mostly these moments are snapshots. Many people create dynamic and interesting photographs of landscapes, places and people. The images are nicely crafted and have impact but may not always tell a story. Photojournalists and documentary photographers spend time making images that tell stories. In this five-week course, students will concentrate on creating storytelling images and learning about traditional journalistic styles involving photo stories and attempt to apply these techniques to exercises/assignments for class. Students will look at various journalists' photographic work and storytelling techniques and should come prepared for the class with topics of interest or ideas they want to pursue during the class session and produce new images for class.
RHK A113 LEC T 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Mennenga
Cost: $ 50.00
CPDV-2517-01
Writing Just for Fun
9/18
Sioux City
WRITING JUST FOR FUN Are you interested in writing just for fun? Maybe you just want to indulge in something that you once loved years ago, but never had time for. Or do you feel you might have an undeveloped talent and need some guidance? If so, this is a great class for improving your everyday writing skills. Each class is separate so you can take just one or all of them! The class on memoir writing is in two parts but is designed to accommodate anyone who misses Part I. This season we have added two more fiction writing classes. Many people who have taken our fiction writing classes before are eager to progress to more advanced levels. For these new classes ? Fiction Writing Part 3 and Part 4 -- we require that you take Fiction Writing Part 1 and Part 2. Sometimes the only way to progress as a writer is to share work with others. So part of each class will be devoted to talking about what we write. This will be fun and informal! Instructor Joe Peschel is an outstanding instructor and has had wonderful evaluations from our members. He has been a freelance writer for many years and has had work published in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Barnes & Noble Review, the Raleigh News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, the Charlotte Observer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as a variety of computer publications.1 Please bring a writing pad and pen or a laptop computer if you have one.
RHK A208 LEC W 06:30PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Peschel
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2218-01
Coffee and Conversation
9/19
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 L110 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2792-02
Yoga for Seniors
9/19-10/31
Sioux City
Join this class for seniors interested in learning beginning yoga. Yoga is known for improving mental focus, balance, strength, flexibility, circulation, and digestion all while decreasing stress! Please be sure to bring along an extra pair of soft-soled shoes such as running shoes or dance shoes to wear in this class, in order to protect the floor of the studio. IMPORTANT NOTE: This course will be held in the Dr. Robert E. Dunker Center, Room W203. In order to gain access to this classroom you will need a student I.D. Once registered for the class, you can obtain your I.D. free of charge from Enrollment Services, Kiser Building. Please allow time for your registration in the class as well as for your I.D. to be processed.
RED W203 LEC TH 09:45AM 10:45AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Benson
Cost: $ 20.00
CPDV-2615-01
Intermediate Watercolor
9/21-10/12
Sioux City
This class is geared for students already familiar with the medium of watercolor who wish to learn even more watercolor techniques that they can then use to develop their own original paintings. Our friendly instructor, Jean Weiner, will teach you how she chooses and combines photo references as a basis for creating a watercolor composition. Jean will spend time emphasizing how the proper use of subject placement, light, bright color, contrast, and neutral tones will all make your painting come alive! All students will benefit from individual instruction as they apply these concepts in the study piece Jean provides. Feel free to bring a snack or packed lunch.
GSM C129 LEC S 09:00AM 01:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Weiner
Cost: $ 85.00
CPDV-2208-01
Lifelong Learning Book Club
9/23
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-3009-01
America's Westward Expansion
9/23-10/21
Sioux City
This is a story of lore and legend, of fame and fortune, and of devastation and destruction  as we journey with those who crossed the Mississippi river as part of the greatest migration in human history! From 1820 to 1890, millions of people flowed into a vast countryside defined by the Louisiana Purchase, the Mexican Secession and the Northwest Agreement. Far different from the lands east of the Mississippi, these sparsely populated lands quickly provided clues to the rich resources they possessed. Rapidly outnumbering the native population, new states entered the Union, unsettling the delicate balance of the North and South. By the early 1840s, the population began pushing across the vast plains, jumping off from Independence, Missouri, to reach the fabled city of Santa Fe, or on to California via a more northerly route. All came in search of the golden farm lands or the life a new land offered. The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in the newly acquired California produced an explosion of travelers with lines of wagons proclaiming California or Bust! in search of easy wealth waiting for people to simply scoop it out of the water! Millions left Independence  or St. Joseph, Missouri, everything they owned crammed into a wagon pulled by oxen, hitting the trail with huge hopes and fragile dreams. As steamboats  and railroads pushed nearer, later adventurers left from further north, making Nebraska City, in the Nebraska territory, their launch point. If the destination was California or north, all these trails led to their first extended stop at Ft. Kearney. From there, they passed the landmarks of Courthouse Rock, and Chimney Rock, as their overland journey pushed on to Ft. Laramie. They had to face mountains, desert, and weather to reach the promised riches of the mine fields stretching from California to Montana. Many recalled the brutal pain of the four-month passage, and the sacrifices made. For some, the trip ended in a swift and painful death due to cholera and tragic accidents along the trail. Others called it quits before they made it to their destinations, staying on in the area we consider home, the Great Plains within the Nebraska territories. For those who made the trip and persevered beyond the plains, the forbidding mountain ranges, and the arid lands to the big sky country of Montana, the Pacific coast of Oregon, or the fertile fields of California, it remained the adventure of their lifetime. We will follow in their footsteps as they break trails into history with their challenging passage to a new beginning. We will trace the various waves of different nationalities and their trials and triumphs. We will review the realities of the conflicts as the old inhabitants of the regions contested this onslaught of humanity. We will also see the massive undertaking  to reap the rich harvest of minerals in the new land, an un- precedented undertaking at that time! In the process, they rewrote the future of the continent and the country. Join historian Russ Gifford to relive the era and perhaps gain a new appreciation of the efforts and the sacrifices of the people and their time.
APT D103 LEC M 12:00PM 02:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gifford
CPDV-2626-01
Smooth Sailing Medicare
9/24
Sioux City
SMOOTH SAILING THROUGH MEDICARE FOR NEW BENEFICIARIES Medicare is a complex system that can quickly swamp its beneficiaries. Chris Kuchta, a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor from Connections Arae Agency on Aging, will give a lively overview of Medicare and many of its options to help clear those murky waters of its alphabet soup (Parts A, B, C, D), supplements, advantage plans and other riptides such as the prescription drug donut hole that can pull you under! See how you or your loved one may lower the boom on Medicare costs by making annual drug plan comparisons, applying for federal and/or state benefits, or utilizing pharmaceutical assistance programs. Steer clear of the wounds caused by healthcare fraud and identity theft pirates. This will be a cruise you'll be delighted to take!
LEC T 06:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2823-01
Beginning Bridge
9/24-10/22
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!
LEC T 01:00PM 03:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 8.00
CPDV-2825-01
Gardening Series
9/24
Sioux City
Grow Through Life Gardening Series
ADS L304 LEC T 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2517-02
Writing Just for Fun
9/25
Sioux City
WRITING JUST FOR FUN Are you interested in writing just for fun? Maybe you just want to indulge in something that you once loved years ago, but never had time for. Or do you feel you might have an undeveloped talent and need some guidance? If so, this is a great class for improving your everyday writing skills. Each class is separate so you can take just one or all of them! The class on memoir writing is in two parts but is designed to accommodate anyone who misses Part I. This season we have added two more fiction writing classes. Many people who have taken our fiction writing classes before are eager to progress to more advanced levels. For these new classes ? Fiction Writing Part 3 and Part 4 -- we require that you take Fiction Writing Part 1 and Part 2. Sometimes the only way to progress as a writer is to share work with others. So part of each class will be devoted to talking about what we write. This will be fun and informal! Instructor Joe Peschel is an outstanding instructor and has had wonderful evaluations from our members. He has been a freelance writer for many years and has had work published in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Barnes & Noble Review, the Raleigh News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, the Charlotte Observer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as a variety of computer publications.1 Please bring a writing pad and pen or a laptop computer if you have one.
RHK A208 LEC W 06:30PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Peschel
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-3005-01
Senior Living Opitons
9/25-10/09
Sioux City
Are you tired of shoveling snow, mowing grass, pulling weeds, hauling out the trash, or not seeing someone for days except on the television? There is a better way to live in Siouxland, to have fun, and enjoy life. This series will help you identify when the time is right to consider a different living environment, how to mentally prepare, how to identify what it is you want and need, and how to take steps to prepare for an active, eventful future.
ADS L110 LEC W 12:00PM 01:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2749-01
Shooting People Portraits
9/30-10/28
Sioux City
Photographing people is easy. Put them in sunlight and shoot. Simple. But creating people portraits is not always so simple. Should they sit or stand, will the photo be taken indoors or outside, or will you use available light, flash or a combination of both? During this five-week course, the class will explore different ways of shooting people portraits, both in a studio setting and on location including environmental portraits. You will learn about using flash and other light sources, appropriate methods of coaching people during a shoot, and other simple tricks to create better portraits. Details matter. The class will also study specific iconic portrait photographers, their images and their techniques. Students will need a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera or compact camera to shoot portraits during class, both on location at the WITCC campus and in the classroom. Students may also want to use a speedlite or off-camera flash. Equipment will not be provided. Instructor Jerry Mennenga has worked for various daily newspaper publications for over 25 years in Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, California and Iowa. He has covered a variety of photographic assignments at these various publications and has photographed portraits of different subjects in studio settings and on location many times.
RHK A113 LEC M 06:00PM 08:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Mennenga
Cost: $ 50.00
CPDV-2244-04
Stretch and Flex
10/01-10/31
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: $ 10.00
CPDV-2517-03
Writing Just for Fun
10/02
Sioux City
WRITING JUST FOR FUN Are you interested in writing just for fun? Maybe you just want to indulge in something that you once loved years ago, but never had time for. Or do you feel you might have an undeveloped talent and need some guidance? If so, this is a great class for improving your everyday writing skills. Each class is separate so you can take just one or all of them! The class on memoir writing is in two parts but is designed to accommodate anyone who misses Part I. This season we have added two more fiction writing classes. Many people who have taken our fiction writing classes before are eager to progress to more advanced levels. For these new classes ? Fiction Writing Part 3 and Part 4 -- we require that you take Fiction Writing Part 1 and Part 2. Sometimes the only way to progress as a writer is to share work with others. So part of each class will be devoted to talking about what we write. This will be fun and informal! Instructor Joe Peschel is an outstanding instructor and has had wonderful evaluations from our members. He has been a freelance writer for many years and has had work published in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Barnes & Noble Review, the Raleigh News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, the Charlotte Observer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as a variety of computer publications.1 Please bring a writing pad and pen or a laptop computer if you have one.
RHK A208 LEC W 06:30PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Peschel
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2797-01
The Aging Well Series
10/02
Sioux City
Lifelong Learning class in partnership with Connection Area Agency on Aging to discuss issues of aging.
RHK A113 LEC W 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
CPDV-2218-02
Coffee and Conversation
10/03
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 L110 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
CPDV-2554-01
Introduction to the Ipad
10/03
Sioux City
Apple's iPad has sold millions of units since its debut in 2010. It has spawned many other brands of tablet computers and even Apple has produced five different versions. Haseena Napier will go through the basic operation of the iPad, how to use the multitouch display, using Safari, watching videos, using e-mail, taking and viewing photos, and the wonderful world of apps! He will explain the benefits of the iPad versus a laptop or desktop as well as its limitations. If you own an iPad you are welcome to bring it to class, but it's not required.
ADS L110 LEC TH 01:00PM 03:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Napier
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2588-01
Farmer's Market Finds
10/03
Sioux City
Learn to Chef with the Best.
APT D201 LEC TH 06:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Gasaway
Cost: $ 35.00
CPDV-3002-01
New Orleans
10/03-10/10
Sioux City
Every place has its history. But what is it about New Orleans that makes it more than just the sum of the events that have happened there? What is it about the spirit of the people who live there that could produce a music, a cuisine, an architecture, a total environment, the mere mention of which can bring a smile to the face of someone who has never even set foot there? What is the meaning of a place like that, and what is lost if it is lost? Join long-time New Orleans (and Sioux City) resident Linda Santi for this two-part series as we explore the unique attributes of the town often called the most-Euro- pean city in America, the most African city in America, the northern-most outpost of the Caribbean, and not co- incidentally - the most American of American cities.
RED W108 LEC TH 06:00PM 07:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Santi
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2834-01
Magical Mystery Tour
10/04
Sioux City
Join the ever-popular mystery tour full of surprises, mystery, and perfect reasons to escape for a day of surprises. Lifelong Learners with an adventurous spirit will head to a secret spot for fun, good food and new learning experiences. Be proud of your inquisitive spirit; just leave the driving to us! The Magical Mystery Tour is ready to take you away on a new adventure.
LEC F 09:00AM 07:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
Cost: $ 85.00
CPDV-2834-02
Magical Mystery Tour
10/04
Sioux City
Join the ever-popular mystery tour full of surprises, mystery, and perfect reasons to escape for a day of surprises. Lifelong Learners with an adventurous spirit will head to a secret spot for fun, good food and new learning experiences. Be proud of your inquisitive spirit; just leave the driving to us! The Magical Mystery Tour is ready to take you away on a new adventure.
LEC F 09:00AM 07:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
Cost: $ 20.00
CPDV-2622-02
Senior Strength Circuit
10/07-11/04
Sioux City
This class is designed specifically for individuals 65+ years of age to help improve energy, strength, balance and stamina. Increase in all these factors helps a person keep their independence, perform their daily activities and reduce their risk of injuries (from falls). The Senior Strength Circuit will work on balance and strengthening all major muscle groups in a fun and supportive setting. Emphasis will be placed on proper weight lifting posture and class sizes are small so everyone receives feedback from the instructor. WITCC I.D. required.
RED W203 LEC MW 10:00AM 11:00AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 32.00
CPDV-2747-01
Wonders of the World: China
10/08-10/15
Sioux City
Lifelong Learning class where instructor shares traveling stories.
ADS L304 LEC TTH 01:30PM 03:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Whitlock
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2517-04
Writing Just for Fun
10/09
Sioux City
WRITING JUST FOR FUN Are you interested in writing just for fun? Maybe you just want to indulge in something that you once loved years ago, but never had time for. Or do you feel you might have an undeveloped talent and need some guidance? If so, this is a great class for improving your everyday writing skills. Each class is separate so you can take just one or all of them! The class on memoir writing is in two parts but is designed to accommodate anyone who misses Part I. This season we have added two more fiction writing classes. Many people who have taken our fiction writing classes before are eager to progress to more advanced levels. For these new classes ? Fiction Writing Part 3 and Part 4 -- we require that you take Fiction Writing Part 1 and Part 2. Sometimes the only way to progress as a writer is to share work with others. So part of each class will be devoted to talking about what we write. This will be fun and informal! Instructor Joe Peschel is an outstanding instructor and has had wonderful evaluations from our members. He has been a freelance writer for many years and has had work published in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Barnes & Noble Review, the Raleigh News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, the Charlotte Observer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as a variety of computer publications.1 Please bring a writing pad and pen or a laptop computer if you have one.
RHK A208 LEC W 06:30PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Peschel
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2770-02
Falls Prevention: Balance Mvmt
10/09-11/06
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-2218-03
Coffee and Conversation
10/10
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 L110 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
CPDV-2359-01
Encounters With Ancient Egypt
10/10
Sioux City
The civilization of ancient Egypt, which lasted from 3,000 B.C. to 332 B.C., when it was conquered by Alexander the Great continues to enthrall us. Egyptologist Mary Vaught will explore this fascinating world in images and words.
ADS L212 LEC TH 07:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Vaught
Cost: $ 6.00
CPDV-2822-01
Intermediate Ipad
10/10
Sioux City
You know how to do your favorite things on your iPad, but what else can it do? The intermediate iPad class will dive further into some of the features and abilities of the iPad. This class will cover: . Making bookmarks, favorites and reading lists in the browser Safari . Using the camera . Editing photos with iPhoto . Transferring photos to and from the iPad . Emailing photos or uploading them to the internet . Making FaceTime calls (iOS 4 and later) . Putting an email account onto the iPad and using Mail* *To set up a Mail account, please bring your username and password. Accounts OTHER than: iCloud, Exchange, Google, Yahoo, Aol., outlook.com will not be able to be set up during class. Please make sure your iPad is fully charged before class. Bring any camera accessories you may have.
ADS L110 LEC TH 01:00PM 03:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Napier
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2732-01
Photo Safari
10/12-11/16
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
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Mennenga
Cost: $ 60.00
CPDV-3006-01
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
10/15
Sioux City
All aboard the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and James Andrew Museum and History Center trip.
LEC T
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
Fee: $ 99.00
CPDV-3006-02
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
10/15
Sioux City
All aboard the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and James Andrew Museum and History Center trip.
LEC T
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
Fee: $ 25.00
CPDV-3014-01
Colored Pencil
10/19-11/09
Sioux City
You will find this beginner's class fun and exciting as you enter a world of colored pencil beyond coloring books.  Our easy-going instructor, Randi Mackey, makes the learning fun in a comfortable setting, building your confidence with step-by-step guidance. Drawing skills are not required.  Students will receive a step-by-step color instruction packet, as well as first hand one-on-one personal instruction by Randi, learning new techniques on which to build your beautiful eagle drawing.   Randi's goal is to encourage others to see what beauty colored pencils can create and build confidence using the techniques they learn.   Feel free to bring a snack or brown bag lunch. Randi will be available to work with you while we eat if you want.
GSM C129 LEC S 09:00AM 01:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Mackey
Cost: $ 85.00
CPDV-2208-02
Lifelong Learning Book Club
10/21
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-2534-01
World Cuisines and Cultures
10/22
Sioux City
In this very popular series, you'll explore the flavors and traditions of different countries around the world. Each meal will be prepared by residents chefs based on authentic recipes from each featured country. Lifelong Learning coordinator Mara Dekat will talk about the colorful traditions and history of each nation. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste delicious food and meet new friends. And what is best of all, you can travel without leaving home. No delays, no security!
LEC T
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 25.00
CPDV-2517-05
Writing Just for Fun
10/23
Sioux City
WRITING JUST FOR FUN Are you interested in writing just for fun? Maybe you just want to indulge in something that you once loved years ago, but never had time for. Or do you feel you might have an undeveloped talent and need some guidance? If so, this is a great class for improving your everyday writing skills. Each class is separate so you can take just one or all of them! The class on memoir writing is in two parts but is designed to accommodate anyone who misses Part I. This season we have added two more fiction writing classes. Many people who have taken our fiction writing classes before are eager to progress to more advanced levels. For these new classes ? Fiction Writing Part 3 and Part 4 -- we require that you take Fiction Writing Part 1 and Part 2. Sometimes the only way to progress as a writer is to share work with others. So part of each class will be devoted to talking about what we write. This will be fun and informal! Instructor Joe Peschel is an outstanding instructor and has had wonderful evaluations from our members. He has been a freelance writer for many years and has had work published in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Barnes & Noble Review, the Raleigh News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, the Charlotte Observer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as a variety of computer publications.1 Please bring a writing pad and pen or a laptop computer if you have one.
RHK A208 LEC W 06:30PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Peschel
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2538-01
Art and Sandwiches
10/23
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.
RHK A208 LEC W 12:00PM 02:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: STAFF
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2218-04
Coffee and Conversation
10/24
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 L110 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
CPDV-2359-02
Encounters With Ancient Egypt
10/24
Sioux City
The civilization of ancient Egypt, which lasted from 3,000 B.C. to 332 B.C., when it was conquered by Alexander the Great continues to enthrall us. Egyptologist Mary Vaught will explore this fascinating world in images and words.
ADS L212 LEC TH 07:00PM 08:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Vaught
Cost: $ 6.00
CPDV-2887-01
Streaming Services
10/24
Sioux City
The instructor will explain what streaming is how to get on the bandwagon.
ADS L110 LEC TH 01:00PM 03:30PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Napier
Cost: $ 10.00
CPDV-2888-01
Local Sioux City Event
10/25
Sioux City
Tour or presentation of local Sioux City location or event.
LEC TH 10:30AM 01:00PM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Lipshutz
Cost: $ 15.00
CPDV-2574-02
Mommy and Me Sing
10/28-12/02
Sioux City
Mommy and Me Sing: Making harmony at home A music class for parents and children (age two through pre-K) This class has been created especially for the younger generation. Come for the fun and stay for the education. All children are musical! They are born with an aptitude for music; this will diminish though, if it's not nurtured in the first nine years of life. According to leading early-childhood researcher Dr. Edwin E. Gordon, musical aptitude is in a developmental stage from birth to age nine. While a child can certainly learn musical skills such as fingerings, breathing, and note reading after age nine, how musical a person he or she is - how attuned his or her sense of pitch and rhythm is - is set for life by age nine. Gordon says the most effective way to nurture a child's tonal and rhythmic aptitude is to provide them with a rich environment of singing and moving. During weekly classes children and their caregiver(s) will participate in activities such as: Singing simple songs continuous movement Steady beat activities Playing simple instruments Rhymes and finger plays Tonal and rhythm patterns Your friendly instructor is Amanda Vande Zande, a mother of two and a music instructor at Western Iowa Tech. One child per registered adult.
ADS L304 LEC M 10:30AM 11:30AM
Prereq: None
Coreq: None
Instructor: Vande Zande
Cost: $ 25.00
Take the Next Step
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