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November 2014
Junior Carrillo

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This month we’d like to shine the light on Junior Carrillo. Junior is one of our big helpers with the Food Program. On Mondays, Wednesday, and Friday, he helps to go get several hundred pounds of food each time and bring them back to the center. He then unloads the items, helps to unpack and organize, before helping us to monitor the handing out of the food. In fact it was Junior who got the WalMart Food Program back up and running here at the center after talking to the Manager. Junior also helps out whenever we need him. He retired 1 1/2 years ago so he says he has a lot more time to volunteer. He first heard about the center after seeing Executive Director Penny Lilburn at the Citrus Harvest Festival. Originally from Los Angeles, he moved out to the area when he was three so he considers himself a native of these parts. He spent 37 years in the car business, either as a salesman or in upper management. Married, he also has three boys, one girl, ten grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Thanks Junior for helping us to lift this heavy load.


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Bible Study

Date:Bible Study October, 17
Time:Friday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Al LeBrun & Tracy Johnson
Location:Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the light on an old class with a new instructor. Bible Study is one of our oldest classes, but this session it is being taught by some new teachers from Immanuel Baptist Church. Al LeBrun and Tracy Johnson. Together Al and Tracy have a combined 77 years of Bible Study experience. Both are graduates of Bible College and have served as Pastors or Associate Pastors. They both now minsters at Immanuel Baptist Church where they not only teach Bible study there, but Al serves as the Minister of Senior Adults and Tracy serves as the Minister of Evangelical Discipleship. Whether they teach on Mark, Luke or Paul you are sure to learn a little more. It is taught in a non-denominational atmosphere, and students are encouraged to bring their own version of the Bible. Classes are somewhat structured but if students have questions about other topics they are more than welcome to ask. They even hand out 3X5 cards for students to write down any Biblical question they have and the class spends the last 5 minutes of class going over them. The class is inclusive to all and the instructors expand on this by getting feedback from students on what the topic should be for the next session. So if you’d like to learn a little more about the Bible, classes are on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Exploring the Internet

Date:Exploring the Internet October, 23
Time:Thursday - 1 - 3 pm
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Kim Scarcella
Location:Game Room
Description: The internet is the largest computer network in the world, connecting millions of computers. When people think of the internet they think of the World Wide Web. However, it is the actual physical network of computers all over the world. The World Wide Web is a virtual network of web sites connected by hyperlinks (or \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"links\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"). Web sites are stored on servers on the internet, so the World Wide Web is a part of the internet. But what can you do on the internet? That’s where this class comes in. Taught by Kim Scarcella, she can show you how to speak to people overseas via video, for free, find the cheapest price on that item you’ve always wanted and get it shipped to your home from some exotic place, all without leaving your livingroom. And that is only less than 1% of what you can do! She will also be going over the safety do\\\\\\\'s and don\\\\\\\'ts for browsing the internet. To learn what else you can do join her class on Thursdays from 1 - 3 p.m., and see how much small the world has become.

Spanish - Advanced

Date:Spanish - Advanced October, 14
Time:Tuesday - 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Length:8 Weeks
Cost:No Fee members
No Fee non-members
Instructor:Pia Escalante
Location:Game Room
Description: Spanish is both a vulgar yet romantic language! The history of the Spanish language in Spain and the origin of the dialects of Spain begin with the linguistic evolution of Vulgar Latin. From those humble beginnings, it has evolved into the most widely spoken Romance language, both in terms of number of speakers and the number of countries in which it is the dominant language with over 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide. Our Spanish classes, both beginner and intermediate, are brought to us in cooperation with San Bernardino Adult Education. The instructor is Pia Escalante. Pia has been teaching for over thirty years. She first learned the language in her hometown of Manilla, Phillippines, where she likes to go back to every summer. She then studied Spanish as part of her Master’s program, in Madrid, Spain. Following her graduation, she went back to the Phillippines where she began teaching Spanish in Intermediate, or Middle schools, to English speaking students who were the children of diplomats and international businessmen. Pia was then contacted by a friend from San Bernardino, who called her and asked her to come and visit. While visiting, her friend talked her into interviewing for a job. She got the job, and the rest is history. She began working for Adult Education five years ago where she enjoys the challenge of teaching. And the students enjoy the challenge of her teaching. So if you would like to learn a new language come join the group on Tuesdays.

Water Color Class

Date:Water Color Class October, 14
Time:Tuesdays - 9:00 to 11:00 am
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Avon Hall
Location:Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the line on one of our oldest classes, and one of the oldest art forms. Both watercolor and chalk drawing can be traced back to paleolithic times. Both art forms are tricky as water color can bleed outside of desired areas on paper, and chalk can be easily smudged. Our Watercolor/Chalk class is taught by Avon Hall. Avon has no formal instruction as an art teacher, but does have lots of experience in art. While in the Air Force, and stationed in France 30 years ago, he took some art classes in oil painting and drawing. He did not take up water color until six years ago, when he heard that we had a class and he was curious about it. Has won several prizes for his art, and has even sold some. The classes are on Tuesdays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in 6 weeks sessions and costs $5 (members) and $10 (non-members) per session. If you think you might want to try your hand on one of the earliest art forms, that is practiced in kindergartens across the country, yet hard to master, come give it a try.

Sketching

Date:Sketching January, 14
Time:9:00 - 10 am
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Robert Placencia
Location:Game Room
Description: Are you a doodler? Or maybe you’re a bit sketchy. For our Sketching Class you’re perfect. The class is taught by Robert Plasencia. Robert has been been involved in art for over 40 years, having taken art classes in high school and college. He enjoys many mediums including sketching, charcoal, and oil painting. He has even received awards for some of his works. The class will begin with portraits, as it provides the basic foundation that can later be applied to still life and scenery. Students need to bring their own pencils (#2 preferred), a sharpener, as well as a sketch pad. The size of the sketchpad will depend upon a students personal preference. Classes are on Wednesdays and are held in the Game Room from 9 - 10 am.

Science-on hold

Date:Science-on hold April, 3
Time:Thursday - 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Length:6 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Bob Harvey
Location:Sun Room
Description: This month we’d like to welcome back one of our older classes. The professor, Bob Harvey, of “Making Common Sense out of Uncommon Science” took a sabbatical a few weeks sessions but is ready and raring to get back at it. The class is a mixture of science/biology. But don’t worry, there’s no dissection of frogs. Just a dissection of ideas and theories. The class is designed to be a non-technical approach to some of the major scientifically based issues of our time: (1) Free ranging presentations of what science IS and what IT IS NOT. (2) Scientific influences from history. (3) The impact (pro and con) of scientific discoveries now in progress, and (4) Conflicts between science, ethics and morality, (“Can do” vs. “Should do.”) This session Bob will be discussing Anthropology (new human evolution theories), Genetics and Migration Theory, Astronomy (focusing on the Hubble Telescope), and Medical Research and Immunology. The instructor for this class is an actual professor. Bob has graduate degrees in history, biology, and theology. He is also an Emeritus Professor having taught bio-physics at U.C.L.A., and was a general biology professor at S.B.V.C.. He has also worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and DOW chemical pharmaceutical. However, he makes it a lot more fun than those memories of high school science. So be prepared to ask a lot of questions. While he may not unlock all the mysteries of the universe, he’ll answer a couple. Or a least make some sense of them. Fees for the class are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Classes are on Thursdays, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

DMV Class - Need to sign up prior

Date:DMV Class - Need to sign up prior September, 6
Time:To Be Announced.
Length:3 Weeks - 9/6,9/13,9/20
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Mike Sylva
Location:Parlor
Description: Mention having to take a test and most people will start to sweat. Yet the DMV test covers something we do every day. However taking a test on something you probably haven’t studied for in years on a book that covers thousands of rules in it can still send a chill down anyone’s spine. To help alleviate that stress we have a DMV Test Review in which questions from the DMV web site, and recent actual tests are given to the students to answer. Normally a three day class, this time it has been reduced to two days. The tests are reviewed and each question and answer is gone over to help explain why the answer is the correct one, with a written final exam given as well. Some answers, the students just have to memorize, but most can be answered through reading the ENTIRE question and ALL the answers carefully, then the process of elimination can take over. Leading the group is our very own Mike Sylva, a retired Deputy Sheriff. Having written his share of tickets, as well as having taken classes on traffic accident investigations and working as a traffic officer. You can still sign up for this session and don’t wait until it’s too late to take the class before your test. Due to people asking for tests but not wanting to take the class tests will NO LONGER be given out to non-students under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES so make sure to register

Indoor Shuffle Board- on going

Date:Indoor Shuffle Board- on going January, 1
Time:Friday - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Length:On going
Cost:No Fee members
non-members
Instructor:Molly Wright
Location:Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the light on one of our lesser known classes: Table Shuffleboard. The class is taught by Molly Wright, who began teaching the class with her husband Odie. When Odie passed away, Molly took over the group all by herself. The game involved sliding or shuffling eight metal weights (red and blue) over a waxed table. The different colored pucks are to distinguish teams or opponents. The object of the game is to outscore your opponent by sliding your weights farther into the scoring area than your opponents weight. This is done by either hitting their weights out of the way or off the table, or passing them. You can also defend your points by blocking your opponent from knocking off your weights. Skill is needed as is strategy. Finesse, not strength. The first player to score 15 points is the winner. When more than three players play, 21 points win. Newcomers are always welcomed and Molly is more than happy to teach. The class remains a small yet loyal group of shuffleboard fans, who enjoy the class very much. In fact, when the other classes go on break, her class has decided that they want their class to keep on going. The class is on Fridays beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Magic

Date:Magic October, 13
Time:Monday - 9:00 - 10:30 am
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Steve Micklas
Location:Parlor
Description:This month we’d like to introduce you to the mysterious and mystical world of our Magic Class. There you’ll be taught by Stephen Micklas, a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Come learn basic magic, including misdirection, card magic, and close up magic (coin manipulation). Students learn inexpensive tricks that grandparents can do, to amaze their friends and family. Students are only required to bring a deck of cards and maybe some rope or string. Most tricks students learn can be done with things found around the house. Stephen will bring in most of the other props needed. You just need to bring a 3 ring binder for notes and handouts.. For those interested in magic you just need to remember a few things. Magic is a bit of misdirection and a lot of acting. If you are going to be a member of the class you will be taught a lot of secrets. Remember, that a Magician never reveals his secrets. You also need to practice to do it well. So if you’d like to amaze your family and friends, sign up. Summer session is only four weeks long with classes on Mondays from 9-10:30 a.m. The cost is only $8 for members and $10 for non-members for a lifetime of fun. For you who already know a card trick or two, Stephen always has a new trick up his sleeve to teach you.

Brain Fitness

Date:Brain Fitness October, 15
Time:Wednesday - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Length:8 weeks
Cost:No Fee members
No Fee non-members
Instructor:Lisa Ballard
Location:Game Room
Description: As we get ready for Fitness After 50 month in May it’s only appropriate that we spotlite that one body part, people tend to forget about when exercising, the brain. You’re brain may not be a muscle but you need to keep it active to keep it healthy. Some of our members take advantage of our university classes, but learning is only a part of exercising your brain. To help you out we have a “Brain Fitness” class. The class promotes brain health through fitness, nutrition, and cognitive exercises to boost memory skills, and different activities to stimulate the brain. Adults are living longer and longer, and we need to promote mental as well as physical health. The group does crosswords, puzzles, trivia, discussions, as well as other activities. Everything designed to get those synapses working. The class is taught by Lisa Ballard, who has been teaching the class here for five years. Lisa has a background in geriatrics and health education and was the activity director at community adult day care at Patton for 10 years. There she worked with people who suffered from Alzheimer’s and dementia. When it closed she went to work for the San Bernardino City Unified School District as an adult school teacher specializing in older students. It was there that she was offered a chance to develop a brain fitness class. Our class was the first time she taught it. If you want to sharpen your skills and learn new things this group is for you . The group meets on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the game room and is always full. Make sure to register for class. If you forget to register, you really need to get fit!

Creative Writing- ON HOLD TILL SPRING

Date:Creative Writing- ON HOLD TILL SPRING August, 20
Time:Wednesdays - 1:00-2:00 pm
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members members
$10.00 non members non-members
Instructor:Sue Herbert
Location:Sunroom
Description:CREATIVE WRITING IS BACK!! Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. -William Wordsworth Michel Thaler, a French writer, published a 233-page novel without using any verbs. The novel is Le Train de Nulle Part (The Nowhere Train). Thaler said that verbs are like weeds among flowers; the weeds should be removed. Now you don’t need to go to that extreme, but there are many ways to be creative when writing. Whether it be the next great American novel, or a short story for friends and loved ones, or a novel with no vowels! If you can think it, instructor Sue Herbert has a class that will help you put pen to paper (or keyboard to hard drive). Sue Herbert was a student of the former teacher Mary Reed. She has agreed to take on the writing class for us. Wednesdays at 1:00pm

Ceramics - On hold

Date:Ceramics - On hold January, 1
Time:
Length:On temporary hold
Cost: members
non-members
Instructor:
Location:
Description:Don\\\'t think you have a creative side or talent? Come to the Ceramics class and have a good time seeing what you truly are capable of doing. Guaranteed to be suprised!Get an early start on your home made gifts for your loved ones.

Conversational French

Date:Conversational French October, 14
Time:Tuesday - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Cici Tenny
Location:Game Room
Description: Parlez-vous français? Would you like to? We’re not talking about speaking with a Charles Boyer “Come with me to the Casbah” accent. We’re talking true French. If so you’re in luck. Our Conversational French will enable you to chat like a Parisian. Your instructeur, Cynthia “CiCi” Tenny will help you to learn to understand, speak, and read French in an enjoyable way for every day situation. The French you learn will be usable from day one! The class is a mixture of beginners and intermediate students alike. For those who already have learned a little French, this will be a fun refresher experience. Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and began on August 19th. The session is 9 weeks long and only costs $8 for members, and $10 for non-members.

Bible Study

Date:Bible Study October, 17
Time:Friday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Al LeBrun & Tracy Johnson
Location:Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the light on an old class with a new instructor. Bible Study is one of our oldest classes, but this session it is being taught by some new teachers from Immanuel Baptist Church. Al LeBrun and Tracy Johnson. Together Al and Tracy have a combined 77 years of Bible Study experience. Both are graduates of Bible College and have served as Pastors or Associate Pastors. They both now minsters at Immanuel Baptist Church where they not only teach Bible study there, but Al serves as the Minister of Senior Adults and Tracy serves as the Minister of Evangelical Discipleship. Whether they teach on Mark, Luke or Paul you are sure to learn a little more. It is taught in a non-denominational atmosphere, and students are encouraged to bring their own version of the Bible. Classes are somewhat structured but if students have questions about other topics they are more than welcome to ask. They even hand out 3X5 cards for students to write down any Biblical question they have and the class spends the last 5 minutes of class going over them. The class is inclusive to all and the instructors expand on this by getting feedback from students on what the topic should be for the next session. So if you’d like to learn a little more about the Bible, classes are on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Exploring the Internet

Date:Exploring the Internet October, 23
Time:Thursday - 1 - 3 pm
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Kim Scarcella
Location:Game Room
Description: The internet is the largest computer network in the world, connecting millions of computers. When people think of the internet they think of the World Wide Web. However, it is the actual physical network of computers all over the world. The World Wide Web is a virtual network of web sites connected by hyperlinks (or \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"links\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"). Web sites are stored on servers on the internet, so the World Wide Web is a part of the internet. But what can you do on the internet? That’s where this class comes in. Taught by Kim Scarcella, she can show you how to speak to people overseas via video, for free, find the cheapest price on that item you’ve always wanted and get it shipped to your home from some exotic place, all without leaving your livingroom. And that is only less than 1% of what you can do! She will also be going over the safety do\\\\\\\'s and don\\\\\\\'ts for browsing the internet. To learn what else you can do join her class on Thursdays from 1 - 3 p.m., and see how much small the world has become.

Computer\\\'s for fun

Date:Computer\\\'s for fun October, 23
Time:8-10am & 10:15-12:15pm
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Scott Jensen
Location:Game room
Description: With the start of a new school year we also have a new teacher. Scott Jensen is our new Computers for Fun instructor, but he is not new to computers. He has been teaching computers for Adult Ed for over 20 years. In addition to teaching for Adult Ed, he has also taught at Citrus College, and taught classes at Lockheed when it was out here. While he specializes in Computers he has also taught general ed. Here at the center he will be teaching a Computers for Beginners and For the basic class he tries to expose people to using computers. He wants to show them that it is a tool to use. He focuses on the internet, email, and using Microsoft Office. Three basic things that most people use. For the advanced class he primarily focuses on the internet. He finds out the questions that need to be answered by the students and goes from there. He works on their concerns. Registration takes place Oct. 3rd and the 8 week session will start the following Thursday. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members.

Spanish - Advanced

Date:Spanish - Advanced October, 14
Time:Tuesday - 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Length:8 Weeks
Cost:No Fee members
No Fee non-members
Instructor:Pia Escalante
Location:Game Room
Description: Spanish is both a vulgar yet romantic language! The history of the Spanish language in Spain and the origin of the dialects of Spain begin with the linguistic evolution of Vulgar Latin. From those humble beginnings, it has evolved into the most widely spoken Romance language, both in terms of number of speakers and the number of countries in which it is the dominant language with over 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide. Our Spanish classes, both beginner and intermediate, are brought to us in cooperation with San Bernardino Adult Education. The instructor is Pia Escalante. Pia has been teaching for over thirty years. She first learned the language in her hometown of Manilla, Phillippines, where she likes to go back to every summer. She then studied Spanish as part of her Master’s program, in Madrid, Spain. Following her graduation, she went back to the Phillippines where she began teaching Spanish in Intermediate, or Middle schools, to English speaking students who were the children of diplomats and international businessmen. Pia was then contacted by a friend from San Bernardino, who called her and asked her to come and visit. While visiting, her friend talked her into interviewing for a job. She got the job, and the rest is history. She began working for Adult Education five years ago where she enjoys the challenge of teaching. And the students enjoy the challenge of her teaching. So if you would like to learn a new language come join the group on Tuesdays.

Photography and Digital Imaging

Date:Photography and Digital Imaging August, 20
Time:6.30-8:30pm
Length:6 weeks
Cost:$25.00 members members
$35.00 non members non-members
Instructor:Ricardo Tomboc
Location:Exercise room
Description:

Water Color Class

Date:Water Color Class October, 14
Time:Tuesdays - 9:00 to 11:00 am
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Avon Hall
Location:Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the line on one of our oldest classes, and one of the oldest art forms. Both watercolor and chalk drawing can be traced back to paleolithic times. Both art forms are tricky as water color can bleed outside of desired areas on paper, and chalk can be easily smudged. Our Watercolor/Chalk class is taught by Avon Hall. Avon has no formal instruction as an art teacher, but does have lots of experience in art. While in the Air Force, and stationed in France 30 years ago, he took some art classes in oil painting and drawing. He did not take up water color until six years ago, when he heard that we had a class and he was curious about it. Has won several prizes for his art, and has even sold some. The classes are on Tuesdays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in 6 weeks sessions and costs $5 (members) and $10 (non-members) per session. If you think you might want to try your hand on one of the earliest art forms, that is practiced in kindergartens across the country, yet hard to master, come give it a try.

Fall Registration

Date:Fall Registration October, 3
Time:
Length:
Cost: members
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Description:Classes begin October 13th must pre-register October 3, 2014 from 9-11am

Sketching

Date:Sketching January, 14
Time:9:00 - 10 am
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Robert Placencia
Location:Game Room
Description: Are you a doodler? Or maybe you’re a bit sketchy. For our Sketching Class you’re perfect. The class is taught by Robert Plasencia. Robert has been been involved in art for over 40 years, having taken art classes in high school and college. He enjoys many mediums including sketching, charcoal, and oil painting. He has even received awards for some of his works. The class will begin with portraits, as it provides the basic foundation that can later be applied to still life and scenery. Students need to bring their own pencils (#2 preferred), a sharpener, as well as a sketch pad. The size of the sketchpad will depend upon a students personal preference. Classes are on Wednesdays and are held in the Game Room from 9 - 10 am.