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Bible Study

Date:Bible Study September, 18
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.

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.

Sketching

Date:Sketching September, 9
Time:8:30 - 10:30 am
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8 members
$10 non-members
Instructor:Robert Placencia
Location:Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to welcome back a familiar class that’s been on hiatus. It’s a bit sketchy, but we never erased it from our memory. The Sketching art class will be starting up in September and will again be taught by Robert Placensia. Robert has 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 will be on Wednesdays beginning September 9th and last for 8 weeks. The class will be held in the Game Room from 8:30 - 10:30 am. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members, but remember that you will need to register on Friday, September 4th from between 9-11 am.

Computers

Date:Computers March, 10
Time:9 - 11 am / 1 - 3 pm
Length:12 weeks
Cost:$8 members
$10 non-members
Instructor:Kim Scarcella
Location:Game Room
Description: As technology and computers evolve, so do our computer classes. Starting in March, the beginning class will be “Computer Desk Top 101.” Its still for those just starting out on computers, or those who aren’t quite comfortable to do a Ctrl-Alt-Del. This class time will include some internet time. The “Intermediate Computers” class is for those who know the basics, and are looking to use that new found knowledge is some of the many programs available. This class will include internet time. Students can use one of our desktops, or, if they have a laptop, encourage to bring that for use. Kim Scarcella is the instructor who will take students through Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. Our desktops have Windows 7 & 8.1, and we will be slowly phasing them over to Windows 10, now that Microsoft is phasing out the older operating systems. Classes are still on Thursdays and will start on March 10th and will run 12 weeks, ending on May 26th. The “Desktop 101\" class is one hour long and will start at 9:00 am. The Intermediate class is two hours long and will start at 1:00 pm.

Womens Bible Study

Date:Womens Bible Study September, 14
Time:10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Length:8 weeks
Cost:$8 members
$10 non-members
Instructor:Rosetta Love
Location:Game Room
Description: This month we’d like to shine the light on Women’s Bible Study, and it is good. By Women’s Bible Study we don’t mean one of those gender specific Bibles. It should be more accurately titled as Bible Study for Women. The class is taught by Rosetta Love. Rosetta was the student of former instructor, Bonita Burgess. When Bonita left, she asked Rosetta to take over the class. Now, to paraphrase Star Wars, the student is now the master. However, she is not new to teaching Bible Study, having already having taught it at her church. It has been two years since she took over, and she still loves teaching the class. Each eight week session the class goes over a different book in the Bible. This session they are covering the Book of Revelation, often referred to simply as Revelation ro the Apocalypse of John. John refers to either John the Apostle, or a John who was a Christian prophet. The book begins with John on the island of Patmos in the Aegean, addressing a letter to the “Seven Churches of Asia.” Classes are on Mondays from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, and the session runs six weeks. Student’s will need to bring their own bible, but it doesn’t matter which translation it is. Students also buy a book that is directly related to the book they are discussing that session. There are other handouts provided by Rosetta. If you would like to sign up for this class, registration will take place in early 2016.

Magic

Date:Magic March, 7
Time:9 - 10:30 am
Length:12 weeks
Cost:$8 members
$10 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. 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 is ready to show our seniors you can teach an old dog, new tricks.

Back To School Registration

Date:Back To School Registration February, 26
Time:9 - 11 am
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Location:Game Room
Description: Sharpen your pencils and pick an apple for the teacher. After a short Christmas break it’s time to head back to school. If you have a desire to learn, the Highland Senior Center’s winter Back to School registration is set for Friday, February 26th. It begins at 9:00 a.m and runs until 11:00 a.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! Winter classes begin March 7th.