Standard meeting times are listed below;  a few class meet at other times
Period 1 Period 2 Lunch Period 3 Period 4
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Acrylic Painting with Pat
  Thursday 9:30 to 12:30
Paint with instructor several acrylic paintings. No experience necessary. A $25 non-refundable supply fee is payable at registration. The three-hour classes will meet for 4 weeks on Jan. 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 8. A $25 non-refundable supply fee is payable at registration.

Pat Roberts is a local artist. She is an active member of the Arts and Design Society and Okaloosa Public Arts. She exhibits as well as teaches at ADSO, HH Arts, and Emerald Coast Gallery and Gifts in Destin.
African American History Class
  Friday (Period 3)
Continuing and new enrollees will be engaged in learning little known and unknown historical facts about select African and African American individuals who have made a positive impact in American Society from early times to the present.

Dr. Karyn M. Combs is a retired principal and teacher with over 39 years in public education in Okaloosa County and in California. She is also a Veteran, serving over 24 years in the US Air Force Reserve. She is a 2017 inductee into the Okaloosa Women's Hall of Fame.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  Friday (Period 2)
We will explore Alzheimer’s and dementia, local diagnostic resources, the stages, how families are affected, options for care, support for caregivers, strategies for care, local support and services. Learn how to continue a meaningful and positive life when living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Aileen Ruess, CDP, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has a Masters Certificate in Geriatric Care Management from the Univ. of Florida. She manages care for others and helps families provide excellent care for their loved ones. She helps facilitate the local Alzheimer’s Family Support Group, is on the Advisory Council of the Northwest Area Agency on Aging and is a member of the Aging Life Care Association.
American Foreign Policy - Thursday
  Thursday (Period 2)
This course analyzes contemporary American foreign policy. It provides a historical coverage of the major elements of policy, which were developed during the first half of the last century, and then proceeds to examine in detail the total American foreign policy process since World War II.

Leo Weeks has taught International Relations (IR) at UWF until recently and has been teaching IR courses at CLL since 2003.
American Foreign Policy - Tuesday
  Tuesday (Period 2)
This course analyzes contemporary American foreign policy. It provides a historical coverage of the major elements of policy, which were developed during the first half of the last century, and then proceeds to examine in detail the total American foreign policy process since World War II.

Leo Weeks: See, "American Foreign Policy - Thursday" class.
Astronomy Meets Mythology: ET Meets Zeus
  Friday (Period 2)
The sheer beauty, countless mysteries, and awesome dangers of the night sky fascinate us. This course looks at the science and mythology of this winter's and spring's night sky. Enrollees will select the topics to be covered. Topics include the science for the planets, the stars and constellations, deep sky objects and related topics. Their mythology is drawn from ancient, Renaissance and modern media sources. Inexpensive tools to observe the sky are demonstrated, and evening stargazes are held.

Thomas Sajwaj is an amateur astronomer. He is a member of the Escambia Amateur Astronomical Association and the Barnard Astronomical Society.
Basket Weaving Made Simple
  Monday (Periods 3 and 4)
This class will explore the different techniques used in creating baskets. Reed will typically be used but will also include seagrass, grapevine and other natural materials. There will be hands on experience weaving baskets with the student determining the style, shape and size. The $40 nonrefundable fee, payable at registration, will cover the cost of all the materials to be provided. Classes will be held January 15, 22, 29, and February 5.

Carol Dickson has been weaving baskets since 1984 while living in NC. Weaving became a passion that has continued throughout the years and now, since moving to Santa Rosa Beach, FL, in 2001, has taken the opportunity to teach and share her knowledge of weaving. Carol also paints and teaches watercolor, locally.
Beads N Beyond
  Wednesday 1:00 to 4:15
This class will be a 4-week session for those who have bead weaving experience and want to learn new stitches or better their skills. A 4-week class, will meet February 14, 21, 28, and March 7 at Beads n Beyond Boutique, 144 Mary Esther Blvd, #11. Non-refundable material fee: $50.

Kathy Warner has been beading for many years, but more recently with the new beads the last 6 years. She has owned her own bead store for 2 years and has been teaching technique classes. She says it has been a lot of fun getting to meet new people who have the same passion for making beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry and other gift items.
Beginner Ballroom Dance
  Thursday (Period 3)
Beginner Ballroom Dance: Waltz and Two-Step. No partner required. Come learn to move across the floor in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere. We can't wait to dance with you!

Miriam Merriwether fell in love with square dancing in her teens. As an adult, she wanted to share her love of the dance and she honed her calling and teaching skills by attending Callers’ College and seminars. Her belief is that learning to dance should be fun and stress free. She makes every dance a party!
Beginner Sign Language
  Tuesday (Period 2)
This class is for hearing people who want to learn to sign. Learning objectives will include: numbers, alphabet, and building a vocabulary for those who desire to learn to communicate in basic signs.

Rachel Godwin has 21 years of experience as a Sign Language Instructor for Community Education night classes.
Beginning Beading
  Wednesday 1:00 to 4:15
This class will be a 4-week session for beginners who have not beaded before or struggled in previous classes but want to try something new. We will be using beads and patterns that are easy to read and follow but beautiful for wearing. Class meets January 17, 24, 31 and February 7 at Beads n Beyond Boutique, 144 Mary Esther Pkwy, #11. Materials fee: $50.

Kathy Warner: See "Beads N Beyond" class.
Beginning Genealogy
  Friday (Period 1)
This class is a systematic overview, for the beginner, of how to get started researching one’s family history. It will help you know how, where, and even why to begin compiling your family history. Use of a home computer is desirable but not required. Both instructors enjoy class participation, so sharing your questions, ideas and products is encouraged.

Hilma Jenus and Thomas Sajwaj are amateur genealogists, having at least 40 years of experience between them in genealogical research.
Beginning Quilting
  Tuesday 10:15 - 1:15
Learn to choose fabrics for your quilts, cut fabric properly, sew blocks together, lay out a quilt, sew on a border, quilt the quilt, and finish with binding. This is a 6-week class during which you will finish a quilt! It starts on January 16. Stitcher’s Quest gives 10% discount for student purchased supplies – Sewing machine required for all students. Bring the manual and be familiar with your machine.

Carolyn Tilburg is a retired quilt shop owner from Finger Lakes area of New York. She enjoys teaching and loves to introduce newcomers to quilting.
Birding for Casual Observers
  Wednesday 8:30 to 11:00 am
Each week we will visit areas within the local communities looking for birds. The first meeting will be at Joe and Eddie’s Restaurant at 400 Eglin Pkwy in FWB at 8:30 a.m. on January 17 to set up future meetings.

Wendy Greene is a local resident and birder.
Chair Yoga
  Wednesday 1:00-2:15
An 'easy does it' class using a chair for support and ease in the postures. Great for the senior crowd and anyone needing a smooth and sweet class.

Jean Williams is a 500-hour certified teacher. She wants to encourage everyone on their journey of self-awareness by this easy approach to yoga.
Civil War: Human Aspects
  Friday (Period 2)
We will discuss the American Civil War. Topics include: Attack on Fort Sumter, Lincoln's Generals and Admirals, the role of women, Confederate leadership, and other important people who operated behind the scenes of this war.

Frank Gray is a retired U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot. He has taught this class for six years.
Danny Boy, the Potato Famine, and Riverdance
  Friday (Period 3)
This class provides a starting place for study of Irish history and culture. Topics: (1)"The Troubles," the potato famine, and the exodus. (2) Your Irish Relatives and Pat Moran's stories. (3) Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Maureen O'Hara and Brenda Fricker. (4) The Irish Tenors and Step-dancing. (5) Recipes and Shepherd's Pie. (6) Jonathan Swift, Enda Walsh, James Joyce, and William Butler Yeats. (7) Robert Henri pix of children and landscapes. (8) Classic movie clips.

Dr. Patricia Moran holds a PhD from FSU, an MA from UNL, and two undergraduate degrees. She has been with CLL since about 2006. Courses have included “Women and the Harlem Renaissance,” “International Prize Winners,” and "Canadian Humanities."
Depression Era Outlaws
  Tuesday (Period 2)
Course will focus on early 1930 prohibition America and some of the more famous criminals that robbed hundreds of banks, and had incredible shootouts with law enforcement.  Such criminals as Machine Gun Kelley, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde will be discussed.

Robert Huffman is a retired 27-year Air Force NCO.  He was a C-130 Crew Chief and also retired from Boeing.  He has been married to his wife Brenda for 37 years and has two sons.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.  
Encaustics Plus
  Monday 1:00 to 4:00
Learn to paint with wax! It's fun and each week you will go home with several art masterpieces on various formats! This is a 4-week course consisting of double sessions at HH Arts. Classes will be held January 15, 22, 29 and February 5. A $35 non-refundable supply fee is payable at registration.

Helen Harris has been doing some form of art most of her life and fell in love with encaustics about 8 years ago. She loves sharing this free and easy art form.
Essential Oils for Everyday Living
  Friday (Period 1)
Beginners welcomed! Come learn what essential oils are and how they can benefit your daily life. This is a Make-N-Take class with things to use in cooking, cleaning, aromatherapy, health, beauty, pets, emotions, and detoxing. There is a non-refundable $30 materials fee collected at registration.

Lura Struzinski is an Essential Oil educator, Licensed Esthetician, and a Certified Yoga Instructor. She is passionate about educating the community on how essential oils can benefit their daily life.
Exercise for Flexibility and Balance
  Friday (Period 3)
Flexibility and balance are two on-going challenges for older adults. This class concentrates on stretching routines to improve flexibility, and on balancing techniques. Students proceed at their individual paces and are encouraged to practice outside of class.

Jean Lee-Jackson, a Registered Physical Therapist, is now a consultant who specializes in home health care. From years of experience, she sees the detrimental effects from a lack of exercise.
EZ Line Dance
  Monday 10:45 to 12:00
Introduction to basic line dances. Learn the dances done at family gatherings and more and we will exercise your brain and heart at the same time. Easy line dances will be taught for the first part of the class. The last 20 minutes will be beginner dances, which are a little more difficult. Even if you don’t get them at first, keep trying, a challenge is good for your brain. You will love the music and at the end of class we’ll play the music for the dances taught. This should be fun for all. The class meets in Pasarda Hall, 17 Industrial Street, FWB, and will start Monday, January 15.

Bunny Klein was a teacher in Okaloosa County for 35 years. She taught line dance to her students and they loved it. She started taking line dance classes in 2010 and would like to share what she has learned with others. She is a retired physical education teacher who was an instructor of deep water jogging at the YMCA for many years. She teaches a similar course for the CLL.
Family History on the Internet
  Friday (Period 2)
Similar to the FBI, this class will help you to “get your man” (or ancestor) most every time! Your “dragnet” involves extracting data from the Internet. We will show you how! This course’s prerequisite: Access to the Internet and computer literacy. Teacher will e-mail participants from time to time with supplemental info.

Margaret Harris is a native of Northwest Florida. She is on the staff of the FWB Family History Center and a board member of the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County. Jon Sheperd is an avid genealogist who, in his former life, was in the United States Air Force. He is currently the president of the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County.
Foundations and Principles of the U.S.
  Tuesday (Period 2)
Class will study the “Original Intent” of the Framers using writings of the Founders. A study of The Federalist Papers and other writings by the Framers will be used. Mr. Brock has developed a system for memorizing parts of the Constitution. In addition, a Dramatization of the events at the Constitutional Convention will be shown. $3.00 for cost of materials and a pocket size Constitution to be collected in class.

Paul Wendel Brock has a B.A. in History; an M.A. in Educational Leadership. He taught Advanced Placement (college level) History at Ft. Walton Beach High School and retired after 30 years.
Fun Flow Yoga
  Friday 10:00-11:15
It’s Friday, and you deserve a little TLC. Fun Flow Friday inspires students to breathe in the moment and connect with continuous movement of the body through asana, postures. As the body is warmed the focus shifts to developing a deeper understanding of a particular asana, posture or sequence of movements. After the effort, comes the relaxation. Each class ends with a well-deserved restorative posture … creating the time to slow down and turn inward to savor the moment, and breathe in your space.

As a lifetime exercise enthusiast with 25 years of gymnastics and running coaching experience, Lori Hupp believes in the incredible benefits that the body, mind, and breath achieve through athletics/fitness/movement as it gently carries over into all areas of personal growth, business relationships, and life’s triumphs and trials. Lori possesses the knowledge, passion and love for motivating athletes of all abilities and ages and would be honored to be a part of your wellness path.
Fun with Alcohol Inks
  Monday 10:15-11:45
Alcohol inks are fun, quick and easy to work with. We will be using them on tiles, glass, ceramics, paper and metal. The inks will be applied with pens, brushes, Q-tips, straws, and droppers. Supply fee: $35 for 5-6 projects. Class starts Monday January 22.

Carolyn Williams is an artist in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media. She is owner of Sand Dollar Cottage, an art gallery and gift shop. Dorothy Edens is a graduate of Art Inst. Of Ft Lauderdale, works in watercolor and mixed media. Both are members of ADSO.
Fundamentals of Investing
  Thursday (Period 4)
This class will equip investors with information on why investing is important, information on specific investment types, specifics of investment planning, and macro-economic discussion on interest rates, inflation, currencies, and more.

Nicholas Barlotta is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Financial Consultant with Barlotta Cauley Wealth Management Group of Benjamin F. Edwards Co.
Games Galore
  Tuesday (Period 3)
Want to expand your social skills while having fun? This class will give you an opportunity to do that by learning new board and card games. Try your hand at Booray, Wizard, Qwirkle, or Pinochle, along with other familiar and not so familiar games. Class meets at Covenant Community Church.

Karen Lauer is an experienced artist and CLL class leader. She loves to play games and introduced Wizard to the CLL community and camp conferences. Fran Dumas is a retired PE teacher and has years of experience introducing new games in the Okaloosa County school system.
Gardening in the Florida Panhandle
  Monday (Period 2)
Whether you’re interested in edibles, flowering plants, or simply learning how to enjoy your yard more by working less, these classes are for you. Topics will include seasonal suggestions for both beginner and experienced gardeners, based on research-based guidelines from the University of Florida. Learn how to garden more effectively in a Florida-friendly way. The class will have a new and different Master Gardener each week to moderate the class. The location for the class meetings is the Extension Annex at 127 Hollywood Blvd. NW, FWB. Class meets on Mondays, January 22 to March 12.

Okaloosa Master Gardeners receive extensive and on-going training from University of Florida staff and horticultural experts. They volunteer to share what they’ve learned under the auspices of the University of Florida and the Okaloosa County Extension Office and Director. Mary Grace Evors and Debbie Sewell are the course coordinators. Class meets Monday January 22 – Monday March 12.
Genealogy – In Depth
  Tuesday (Period 2)
Join us as we look at Genealogy sources in depth. Learn how to use as much information as possible from records, go beyond "the facts", and learn methods to organize and analyze your data. Students should have some experience in genealogy research.

Cindy Barber has been doing Genealogy research since 1982. She wrote "Genealogy Workshop," one of the first genealogy programs for home computers. Cindy loves genealogy for the 'thrill of the hunt' and is always exploring new ways to attempt to break through those brick walls.
Genealogy Forum
  Friday (Period 3)
This course provides a forum for the discussion of genealogical topics and especially the development of possible solutions for genealogical brick walls. Topics for the classes will cover the range of genealogical interests and research. The course is open to those experienced as well as those new to genealogy. Participants may present material to the class, if they wish. A formal curriculum is not followed, but discussion and brick wall topics may be proposed by the participants and the moderators.

Thomas Sajwaj and Hilma Jenus are amateur genealogists, having at least 40 years of experience between them in genealogical research.
German for Beginners
  Wednesday (Period 2)
This course provides students the ability to perform basic communications in German language. This includes being able to greet people in the German language, shop in a German store, order meals and drinks in a German restaurant, get a room in a German hotel, tell time, count, seek and understand directions, and perform other basic skills in the German language. The course emphasis is on the spoken language, versus reading or writing.

Col. Leo Weeks is a retired Army officer who has dealt with the German language for over 50 yrs. He had a college minor in German. He spoke German daily during three tours of duty in Germany and also during subsequent tours of duty at the American Embassies in Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland. After retiring he taught German to newly arrived American soldiers in Germany.
Golf 101
  Monday (Period 1)
This course will cover all aspects of golf for the novice, to include etiquette, terminology, grip, what club to use, etc. Class meets at the Shalimar Point Golf Course where a fee of $5 per person per class will be collected. Class starts on January 15.

Floyd Clarkson has been a golf-club professional for 20 years and has taught golf professionally for 26+ years.
Great Decisions
  Friday (Period 3)
Great Decisions 2018 will examine eight topics covering contemporary problems and challenges for U.S. foreign policy. This year the Foreign Policy Association has chosen authors and experts who have crafted articles covering eight new topics. Students will be required to purchase the 2018 Great Decisions book (approximately $25) at registration, and they are encouraged to read the first article before we discuss the topic in our initial class.

Jack Burnham is a retired Air Force officer who has been a student or an instructor in the Great Decisions course since 2010. Dan Robison has a Ph.D. in history from Auburn and taught for Troy University for twenty years.
Guide to Estate Planning for FL Residents
  Thursday (Period 2)
The course provides an overview of estate planning, probate issues, estate taxes, Medicaid planning, asset protection, and guardianship. A non-refundable $15 materials fee is due at registration.

J. Mark Fisher is a 1977 graduate of FWBHS. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from FSU School of Business in 1981 and his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 1984. He has been a licensed Florida attorney since 1984 and has concentrated and limited his practice to the field of Estate Planning, Probate, Wills and Trusts, and Trust and Will contests.
History of the Old West
  Monday (Period 2)
Nothing has been more distorted in American History than the Old West! Meet the real people of the Old West, including the icons, the lawmen, the outlaws, the pioneers, the Indians and the myth makers. In depth profiles of: Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and Wild Bill Hickok. Class will consist of 7 sessions; the first class will be on January 22.

David Beine is a Wisconsin snowbird. This year, 2018, will be his eighth season on the Emerald Coast, and sixth successive year teaching at the CLL.
iLearn, iUnderstand, iPad
  Monday (Period 2)
Are you ready to learn how to use your iPad effectively? This course will take you from the very basics to making your iPad your own. Individual needs will be addressed to make sure everyone has an opportunity to learn. We will explore the most popular iPad tricks and topics, including how to get the most out of your iPad experience. Students must bring their own iPads to class.

Dolores Noechel is a former Ruckel math teacher, OCSD Instructional Technology and Media Services Specialist, and Assistant Principal at Fort Walton Beach High School. Hal Pruett will assist Dolores.
Impact of the Fall of the ISIS Caliphate
  Thursday (Periods 3 and 4)
For the past four years, the Islamic State has dominated the scene in the Middle East. With the fall of the caliphate’s two capitals in Mosul and Raqaa, there is a shift in the political dynamics that has reverberated in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Once again, Al Qaida has emerged as a viable force with thousands of fighters in Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. The ISIS threat extends beyond the sleeper cells in Europe to lone wolves. This course will examine these developments. This 4-week course meets Thursdays on January 25, Feb 1, 8, and 15.

Dr. Marie Hallion is an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School and the School of Undergraduate Studies of the Univ. of Maryland Univ. College (UMUC). She specializes in organizational theory and behavior, global terrorism and homeland security. Awards she has received include the UMUC Teaching Excellence Award, the Graduate School Commitment to Excellence Award, and the Professional Achievement Award.
Inspirations: Love, War, Religion, and Water
  Tuesday 10:15 to 12:15
Integrating History, Music, Art, and Literature, the class takes you through centuries of recorded history to show how Love, War, and Religious Fervor have been the most powerful and constant sources of inspiration. The last class will put the accent on Water and the way painters and musicians have focused on it. This is a four week course that meets January 16, 23, 30 and February 6.

Marie-Claude Bohler was born and raised in the South of France where she spends several months every year. She studied Greek, Latin and Philosophy before pursuing a military career in the French Air Force. She is married to a Retired Air Force Colonel and moved to Niceville 11 years ago. With a foot in two continents she is enjoying the endless and fascinating studies of the different but complementary cultures.
International Cooking With Cheryl and Libby
  Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00
Take a trip around the culinary world with us! We begin our adventures in Asia, moving on to Italy, Spain, Portugal, and a romantic French dinner for Valentines. We'll demonstrate tips for both beginners and experienced cooks. Our goal is great food at a decent price. Everyone will sample small plates of the recipes in each class. Class meets for 4-weeks, starting on Jan. 17th at the Covenant Community Church. Fee $40 per student.

Cheryl Nolan has a Rest/Hotel degree from Le Cordon Bleu. She has taken and given many cooking lessons around the world, beginning in Japan and Korea, then on to Spain, England, Portugal, and France. Libby Wilkerson cooks gourmet to country and enjoys culinary classes and sharing these experiences. Both ladies have cooked and traveled internationally and are retired. They enjoy learning about cooking amazing food and pairing it with interesting wines.
Introduction to Yoga
  Thursday (Period 3)
The course explores the basics of Yoga through the four movements of the spine: Extension (mild backbends), Flexion (forward folds), Lateral Flexion (side bending), and Rotation (twists). Physical abilities required are moderate. Students should be able to kneel and stand as we work through the poses. Class meets at Dragonfly Yoga Studio.

Jean Williams: See "Chair Yoga" class.
Let's Paint!
  Thursday 1:00 to 3:00
Let’s Paint in a congenial, supportive group. No pressure, no must-do’s. We’ll talk about basic concepts: color, composition, and perspective, which are applicable to watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and pencil. We’ll have suggested subjects and examples each week, but students are welcome to bring their own projects. This is 6-week course that meets Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, and 22 at ADSO.

Dan Robison and Donna Brantley are members of the Arts and Design Society of Okaloosa and the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters.
Life is Good!
  Tuesday (Period 2)
Each week, different presenters will highlight some of the positives of varied subjects that contribute to our good life, and may spur you to be creative and productive while staying connected with the world around you.

Becky Belcher believes we can all benefit from, and enjoy, focusing on the positive aspects of life in today's world!
Managing Conflict
  Tuesday (Period 2)
Learn how to effectively deal with everyday conflict situations with less drama! You will complete Thomas/Kilmann Conflict Instrument (TKI) to establish a baseline on how you currently approach conflict situations. This will be the starting point; discussion, analysis, and instruction follows. Emphasis is on how to practically apply the 5 TKI methods to help your everyday life run smoother. Fee: $20 to cover cost of the conflict materials.

Charlie Walter is a former HS teacher. He also worked as a business trainer, and industrial safety director for 35 years.
Medicine, Law and Society
  Tuesday (Period 1)
Survey of history and ethics of legal and medical professions, and their influences on resolution of important contemporary issues in the United States.

Arthur H. Lester, M.D., J.D. Oberlin College (1961, B.A.), Chicago Medical School (1965, M.D.), Residency in Ob-Gyn (George Washington University), FSU College of Law (1989, J.D.), (Order of the Coif), USAF (1967-69)
Meet the American Presidents
  Wednesday (Period 2)
A brief look at each individual that has served: Who they were, how they looked and what they did. Each profile will also offer a peek at their VP and their spouse.

David Beine is a Wisconsin snowbird. This year, 2018, will be his eighth consecutive season on the Emerald Coast, and sixth successive year teaching at the CLL.
Memory and Forgetting
  Friday (Period 4)
This class overviews the nature of human memory and forgetting, as derived from scientific research. Emphasis is placed on the processes by which memories are acquired, retained, and retrieved. Human memory is dynamic and fluid, not static. Memories can be lost, changed, and/or altered at any age. Forgetting not only happens, but is necessary for normal human functioning. Tactics are reviewed that may help individuals better store and retrieve selected memories. Strategies for enhancing overall brain health are also discussed. Please note that this is not a class on cognitive impairments that sometimes accompany neurological diseases or injuries.

Thomas Sajwaj, Ph. D., has a doctoral degree in psychology from Kansas University. He has published professional articles and book chapters on clinical and organizational aspects of psychology, and is now retired.
Microsoft Excel 101
  Wednesday (Period 3)
Students will learn cell basics, modifying rows and columns, formatting cells, page layout and printing, formulas and functions, relative and absolute cell references, data sorting and filtering, pivot tables, and charts. Example workbooks will include address lists, expense tracking, and investment predictions. Students will have the opportunity to request specific workbooks to be created. No previous knowledge of Excel is required.

Kathy Alexander retired after 28 years as a Systems Engineer at Eglin AFB. Prior to joining civil service, she taught secondary mathematics and science and was an Adjunct Professor at both Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Stetson University. She holds a BA in Mathematics/Chemistry from the University of Evansville, a MEd in Administration from the University of Hawaii, and Masters of Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.
Microsoft Publisher for Beginners - Newsletters
  Friday (Period 1)
Learn how to create a newsletter using Microsoft Publisher. Publisher is a very powerful program that makes creating publications with graphics easy to manage. While creating your newsletter you will learn many of the features in Publisher that will help you create other documents from flyers to books.

Cindy Barber worked in the computer industry for over 20 years. A former Microsoft Certified System Engineer and author of many newsletters and flyers, Publisher is her favorite desktop publishing software.
Photographic Art and Design
  Friday (Period 2)
The course will review the principals that have been determined to yield better art and design (i.e. the rule of thirds). We review the use of light in the creation of photographic fine art. We will also review all mediums in our examination of these "rules".

Jim and Gloria Eustace are actively involved in the art world, being members of Artel, A.D.S.O. and CAA. They continue to be involved in themed selections at the various galleries. Jim strongly believes in accepted design principals while Gloria believes that "rules" inhibit creativity.
Pottery Basics II
  Monday 1:00 - 4:00
This class will be 4-week, 3-hour clay workshop, creating an extruded bowl with a motif of choice. Classes will meet January 15, 22, 29, and February 5. There is a $40 supply fee for clay, glazes, and firings. Class meets at ADSO.

Sherry Cooler has been a teacher of ceramics and pottery since 1996.
Rhythm and Blues 8
  Friday (Period 3)
This class focuses on hearing and learning about the classics and some unknown songs of the 50s and 60s.

Bob Butler has loved music since he was very young. The details always interested him. He has a large collection and he loves to share it.
Science and Religion—Compatible or Combatant
  Thursday (Period 3)
An interactive class to understand the historical and contemporary relationships of science and religion. Are they compatible or destined to battle each other for our understanding of reality? The class will discuss major scientific findings, how they impact religious faiths, how faith can impact scientific thought, and how society has changed to accommodate the changes in science and religion. The class will offer lectures, hands-on demos and models, handouts, and open discussions.

Denny Lauer has a degree in Geology and has studied contemporary religions. He enjoys teaching and also loves to have everyone share and interact.
Social Knitting with B
  Thursday (Periods 3 and 4)
Come join us for a fun time of knitting, with help available as needed. Work on your own project, learn a new technique or stitch pattern. Imagine the possibilities! This class will be 4-weeks, meeting for double-sessions on January 18, 25, and February 1, 8, at the ADSO.

Birgit ‘B’ Rose, an avid crafter from a young age, has taught at local area craft and yarn shops, community centers, and churches. She loves all types of fiber arts: knitting, crochet, embroidery, weaving, sewing, and silk painting. She also loves cooking and gardening.
Social Media Basics
  Monday (Period 3)
This class will provide the basics for creating accounts and connecting with others. Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter are just a few of the sites we will explore. Social media safety will be addressed. This six weeks course will begin on January 22. Students must bring their own iPad or iPhone to participate.

Dolores Noechel: See, "iLearn, iUnderstand, iPad" class.
Stock and Bond Workshop
  Thursday (Period 2)
Basics of investing- stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, life insurance, and their place in your portfolio. Topics will include risk management through proper asset allocation, income as well as growth and income strategies for retirees, market trends, and updates.

Matt Ritter has been in the Security Industry for over 15 years with Edward Jones. He currently holds his General Securities Licenses, Series 7 and Series 66. He also holds an Accredited Management Specialist designation.
Tai Chi Chuan
  Wednesday 10:15 to 11:15
Tai Chi Chuan involves slow, gentle movements that bring mental and physical focus to balance and harmony with self. Traditional Chinese shadow boxing is considered play for relaxation and strengthening of muscles while exercising joints without stress. Practice is simple and benefits are immense. Every class will include practicing a Chi Kung routine called the 8 Brocades, 3 basic stances, 3 Jing exercises and an introduction to a paragraph of a Form.

Cay Burton was certified to teach Tai Chi Chuan in 1988 by Dr. Keychun Song, of Song’s Kung Fu Academy; and by Dr. Lawrence Day in 2001, of FWB. She has taught numerous classes in NJ, PA, IL, and WV. As an experienced teacher, she can help the student find their center and learn to move lightly and more grounded in any physical activity.
Tap Dancing for Fun
  Monday 8:30 to 9:30
If you love music and love to dance, this is the class for you. Get your tap shoes and get ready for fun! Class meets at Pasarda Hall.

Jackie Youngblood grew up dancing and opened her own dance studio in Georgia while in college. She taught ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, aerobics, and disco for ages 3 through adult.
Tap Dancing for Intermediates
  Monday 9:30 to 10:30
For tappers who want to go to the next level with more technique and lots of fun! Class meets at Pasarda Hall.

Jackie Youngblood: See, "Tap Dancing For Fun" class
The Death Penalty in America
  Thursday (Period 3)
This class will explore the history and changes in the death penalty. It will include a discussion of both moral and legal issues. Special attention will be paid to the purposes of handing out death sentences and whether those purposes are/have been met. Current topics as well as topics of interest to the class will be included.

Dr. Kathy Johnson received a BS in 1987 and MS in 1989 in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. Her PhD in Criminology is from Indiana University in Pennsylvania. She is currently a tenured associate professor of Criminal Justice for UWF.
Travel Tips and Tricks
  Wednesday (Period 3)
"How-to's" on travel vacations, cruising, land tours, and picking the 'compatible’ type of cruise and tour. How to use the various reservation options to get good flights. How to pack, take what is needed, and what not to take. Karen and Denny will share their knowledge and experience and bring in professionals to assist. The class will be interactive with all sharing their info.

Karen and Denny Lauer love to cruise and take land tours, they have lots of experience to share, both general information and specific tips. They have fun in their classes and make sure all enjoy.
Tudors of England
  Monday 9:30 to 11:00
Scandals, stories, history, fact and fiction, those Terrible Tudors (and 6 wives too)! Class is at HH Arts and will start Monday, January 15th.

Helen Harris read her first Tudor book in 1957 and been fascinated by them ever since. She reads every Tudor-related book and sees every movie.
Universe through the Eyes of a Dragonfly
  Friday (Period 2)
Please join Bob and Brenda on their quest to learn the nature and truth of all things. Through a NEW, eclectic mix of discussions we will selectively examine a multitude of topics ranging from art, technology, nature, music, and science to the diversity of culture and cultures, and humanity at its best and worst. The sessions are meant to stir the imagination and generate lots of thought.

Bob Kitahara holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, an MBA, MSSM, and is half way through a degree in Art. After 28 years in industry he taught for Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business. He has taken pottery and printmaking courses at the Penland School of Crafts in the mountains of North Carolina. Brenda Kitahara spent most of her professional life in the Insurance and Medical Equipment industries. Together they are travelling inquisitively through life.
Video Processing
  Friday (Period 2)
Intermediate class: basic computer skills required. Learn to make movies, slide shows, burn them to a CD/DVD, post on the internet, or send as an email attachment. Using the free Microsoft programs “Windows Movie Maker” and “DVD Maker," students learn to edit audio and video clips, add music, titles, transitions and special effects, format edited video and burn a DVD. Equipment will be available to convert analog videos to digital format for editing. An additional topic: Digitizing old 8-mm or super 8-mm movies before they deteriorate.

Billy Walker has taught Video Processing and iPad classes at CLL for several years. Two of his favorite hobbies are videography and photography.
Water Aerobics - Tuesday
  Tuesday 10:00 to 11:00
This will be a deep- and shallow-water exercise class taught at the same time. Students will learn basic exercises and experience the joy of working out in the water. There is no need to know how to swim; you don't even need to get your hair wet!

Bunny Klein has been an instructor of water aerobics and deep water jogging at the YMCA for many years.
Water Exercise - Thursday
  Thursday 10:00 to 11:00
This will be a deep- and shallow-water exercise class taught at the same time. Students will learn basic exercises and experience the joy of working out in the water. There is no need to know how to swim; you don't even need to get your hair wet!

Bunny Klein: See, "Water Aerobics - Tuesday" class.
Watercolor Painting for All
  Monday (Periods 1 and 2)
Step by step instruction on how to paint with watercolor paints. Discussion, demonstrations and hands on painting using many different techniques. Try many types of brushes, different papers and learn how to make corrections. Go home with a finished painting at each class. Class is for the first-time or experienced painter. New material will be covered each semester. All materials are supplied for $30 non-refundable fee. Class will meet for 4-weeks, January 15, 22, 29, and February 5 at ADSO.

Watercolor painting has been a creative outlet for Carol Dickson and it was love at first stroke! Sharing all she has learned over the years is her greatest passion. Carol's techniques range from detailed to loose and impressionistic, so there is a good fit for any student. She teaches classes locally and also teaches classes in basket weaving.
Welcome to Wine 101
  Wednesday (Period 4)
We will be concentrating on four white and four red wines, with emphasis on the Noble Grapes. There is a $5 nonrefundable fee payable at each class.

Deborah Thomas is a graduate of Choctawhatchee High School and Florida State University. A former high school band director, she is now an operating partner with Twisted Grape Wine Bar and Café in Shalimar. She continues to learn intricacies of wine.
What's in Your Food and How Safe is It?
  Friday (Period 2)
Ever wonder what those strange sounding ingredients are on food labels: what they come from, how they are made, how government regulates our food and what industry does to comply? This course explores how government and industry work together to ensure the safety and quality of the foods we eat. We will explore: Sweetener facts and myths, ingredients from grains (especially those from corn), GMO’s, nutritional labeling, natural, organic, and whole grains, gluten, and many other topics related to foods we eat.

Sharon Purvis has a BS degree in Chemistry from Kent State University and is the retired Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Director of the Corn Milling Division of an International Food and Grain company where she worked for 42 years. She also served on the Corn Refiners Association Technical committee for 35 years.
Windows 10 Basics
  Friday (Period 2)
This class is for those of you who are new to Windows 10 and also for those of you who are considering getting the new operating system. We will cover the Start Menu, System Settings, Universal Apps, Taskbar, Cortana Digital Assistant, Task View (Multiple Desktops), File Explorer, Notification Area, Action Center, Show Desktop, and Snap Assist. You will learn how to navigate around this new system.

Judie Day has been teaching computers at the CLL since 2001 and has been the CLL Computer Club Secretary for the last 16 years. She also serves on the CLL Board of Directors as the Secretary.
Windows 10—Intermediate level
  Friday (Period 3)
This course is designed for students wanting to increase proficiency in personal computing using the Windows 10 Operating System. Students will master the basic tasks and obtain a working knowledge of the more advanced features of Microsoft’s latest operating system. A basic knowledge of either Windows 10, or a previous version of Windows, will be helpful. Students are encouraged to bring a Windows 10 laptop to class.

Jim Cooper has taught computer classes for CLL for many years. He is also president of the CLL Computer Club. Bob Blair has been co-leader in several Windows 10 computer classes.
Writers’ Circle
  Thursday (Period 2)
The focus of this class is to develop creativity and writing content skills through a variety of methods. These will include writing practice, active reading of other writers, and sharing our material. We will study principles of revision to edit our work and learn methods of oral interpretation. Beginner or experienced writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry: let’s grow together! Required materials: a clean spiral notebook and a pen that works (or your portable electronic writing device).

Janet Kivisto is a retired nurse educator who loves to write and is highly skilled at avoiding writing. Her work has been published in professional journals and in anthologies of memoirs. She is currently working on a historical novel and is keen to practice and develop her skills with other writers.
Yoga Restorative
  Thursday 10:00-11:15
Relaxing Restorative Yoga using yoga props and gentle posture.

Laura Tyree, owner and director of Dragonfly Yoga, is celebrating her 31 years of yoga practice.
Yoga with a Chair
  Friday 10:30-11:30
Anyone looking for gentle and gradual ways to increase their range of motion will benefit from this class. No need to get up and down off the floor. We will practice poses while seated in a chair and also use the chair for assistance in some standing poses. All ages, levels of experience, and physical conditions welcomed! There is a $8.00 fee for the course.

Lura Struzinski is a RYT200 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher. She specializes in Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga, which she teaches at Bodyworks by Bull in Shalimar.
Zumba Gold – Seated fitness class
  Wednesday 9:00 to 10:00
This is a fitness class for those with limited mobility. The same great music and fun as a regular Zumba class, however, this class is performed while sitting in a chair. Class meets at Moose Lodge located at 215 Green Acres Rd. Meets for 6 weeks, starting Wednesday, January 31.

Dawn Hamilton has been involved with the Zumba program since 2010. She loved the classes so much that she decided to become an instructor, which she accomplished in 2014. Currently she teaches Zumba Gold at the Niceville Campus of NWFS, co-teaches Zumba Gold with the CLL program, and substitutes for many of the local Zumba instructors.
Zumba Gold with Sundy and Dawn
  Tuesday 9:00 to 9:45
Zumba Gold is a dance/fitness class that is designed for the active older adult or beginner. The intention of the class is to move a little and have a lot of fun! Latin and international rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bollywood, Cha-cha, and Swing are used for a low-impact cardio workout that will help improve balance, circulation, strength, and flexibility. All moves can be modified to suit your needs and abilities. Wear comfortable shoes/clothing and bring water. Class meets at First Baptist Church, FWB.

Sundy Keichel has been teaching fitness classes for over 5 years. She currently teaches Zumba, Zumba Gold, Pilates, and Senior Fitness in FWB. Dawn Hamilton has been involved with the Zumba program since 2010. Currently she also teaches Zumba Gold at the Niceville Campus of NWFS.
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