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August 2015
Eva Sanchez

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This month we\'d to shower kudos on Eva Sanchez. Eva has been a member for just over 2 years, she has been volunteering in our Thrift Store for every Monday, for over 1 year. She has also been helping us out on and off for 1 ½ years at our Hostess desk, signing in people for various events, when we need someone. She first heard about the center through a friend at Jeffrey Court where she lives. She came and started taking computer classes when Penny asked her if she could help us out. She’s been helping us out ever since. She also helps take care of the grandkids so her free time is limited, but she is looking forward to trying out Zumba and getting back into the computer classes. Originally from La Verne, she came out here when her husband Ray, decided to come out this way in search of more affordable housing. They found it, and have never looked back. Four boys and ten grandkids later, we think it was a wise move and a good move...for us. Thanks Eva for helping us out whenever we need it.


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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.

Bible Study

Date:Bible Study January, 9
Time:10:00 to 11:00 am
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Al LeBrun and Tracy Johnson
Location:Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the light on a class with a timeless message, Bible Study. The class is taught by Al LeBrun and Tracy Johnson who are both with the Immanuel Baptist Church. Together Al and Tracy have a combined 79 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. This session the two will be focusing on the New Testament book of ACTS (or Acts of the Apostles), and will cover the first half of the book. This will look at the early days of Christianity and it’s growth. Classes are on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00am and will run for 8 weeks beginning January 9th.

Cyber Seniors

Date:Cyber Seniors January, 8
Time:1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8.00 members
$10.00 non-members
Instructor:Kim Hayes
Location:Game Room
Description: For those of you who were interested in taking our internet class, but couldn’t find it on the schedule, have no fear. The class isn’t gone, it’s just changed it’s name in keeping up with the times. The class is now called. Cyber Seniors. Sounds Hi Tech, but instructor, Kim Hayes will put you at ease. The class shows you all the wonders of the internet, and how you can do things around the world in your very own living room. You can take virtual tours, talk to friends long distance for free, find the best deals in the world. Literally the world! If this sounds like something you might be interested in join her class on Thursdays from 1 - 3 p.m., and see how much small the world has become.

Spanish

Date:Spanish January, 1
Time:3:30 - Beg / 4:30 - Adv
Length:9 weeks
Cost:Free members
Free non-members
Instructor:Pia Escalante
Location:Game Room
Description: This month’s university spotlight shines on the Spanish classes. The classes, both beginner and intermediate, are brought to us in cooperation with San Bernardino Adult Education, are taught by Pia Escalante. Pia has been teaching for over thirty years. She first learned the language in her hometown of Manilla, Phillippines, 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. Books are provided. Just make sure to bring some paper and a writing instrument. So if you would like to learn a new language come join the group on Tuesdays; Advanced 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Beginners, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Summer Session

Date:Summer Session June, 26
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Length:4 weeks
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Description: For those of you who are attending summer school, the load is be lighter than usual. That’s good news for those of you who still want to stay out late during the week, or head for the beach! Only four classes will be available for students: Brain Fitness, Water Color, Magic, and Cyber Seniors. Registration takes places on June 26th with classes starting on July 6th and are only 4 weeks in duration. This means you’ll still get a mini-summer vacation. Regular 8 week schedule classes will start up in the fall.

Computer Lab Upgrade

Date:Computer Lab Upgrade July, 6
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Description: Thanks to SB County Supervisor James Ramos, we received funds to help us in updating our computer lab. Our computers were over 12 years old. That might not seem like much, but computer years are like dog years, only worse. They are considered ancient, but no more. We received a grant and have purchased new all-in-one computers. All are internet ready, and have the latest software. Two will have Windows 7, for those who like the old style, while the rest have Windows 8, and will be updated to Windows 10 when available. The Cyber Seniors class will get first crack at them when they start up on July 9th for their 4 week summer session, followed by the Computer Class in the fall. Get prepared to go online and explore the world.

Fall Registration

Date:Fall Registration September, 4
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Location:Game Room
Description:Sharpen your pencils and pick an apple for the teacher. After a short summer break its time to head back to school. The ever popular Highland Senior University is ready to enroll those who still have a desire to learn. The Highland Senior Center’s annual Back to School registration is set for Friday, August September 4th. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m and runs until 1:00 p.m. Numbers are handed out before registration begins and people are called back according to when they arrived, so it’s first come, first served. So if you want to ensure a seat make sure not to be tardy. No prior registrations are allowed. If you try, you may just end up in detention cleaning the chalkboard erasers! Fall classes begin September 8th.