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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 & Gifts in Destin.

Acrylic Painting with Pat - Flowers

Thursday — 9:30 to 12:30

Paint with instructor several acrylic paintings of flowers. No experience necessary. $25 Supply fee at registration, non-refundable. Double sessions 4-week course meeting February 14, 21, 28, and March 7 at ADSO.


Pat Roberts bio: (See "Acrylic Painting with Pat - Flowers")

Acrylic Painting with Pat -Landscapes/Seascapes

Thursday — 9:30 to 12:30

Paint with instructor several acrylic paintings of landscapes and seascapes. No experience necessary. $25 Supply fee at registration, non-refundable. Double session 4-week course meeting January 17, 24, 31, and February 7 at ADSO.


Bunny Klein was an instructor of water aerobics and deep water jogging at the YMCA for many years. You will be joining an on-going class she teaches year round.

Aerobics in Water - 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, nor even get your hair wet!


Barry Pritchett is a retired Army Officer from the Corps of Engineers having served in various assignments around the US and Europe. He is a former instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

America�s Historical Landscape

Friday — 8:30-10:00

A historical class based on James West Davidson’s and Mark Hamilton Lytle’s (two historians from Yale Univ.) edition, �After the Fact, The Art of Historical Detection,� 2000. The class investigates such topics as the Jamestown Colony, the American frontier in Andrew Jackson’s time, the Dust Bowl odyssey of the 20s and 30s, the decision to drop the Atomic bomb in 1945, and circumstances of Nixon’s Watergate.


Helen Harris (See: Encaustics Plus). Frank Gray is a Retired U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot and has taught this class for six years.

American Civil War

Friday — 10:15 to 11:45

We will discuss many aspects of the American Civil War, including the Women, battles, and many unknown aspects.


Thomas Sajwaj is a retired psychologist who has an amateur’s interest in astronomy and mythology. He is a member of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association and the Barnard Astronomical Society in Chattanooga.

Astronomy Meets Mythology, or Zeus Meets ET

Tuesday — 1:00 � 2:30

This class looks at the science and mythology of this winter’s night sky, which features many of the brightest stars. Jupiter and the giant Orion dominate. Also prominent are the constellations Andromeda, Perseus and Gemini, along with the deep sky objects Great Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, and Bee Hive. The mythology is drawn from Greek, Renaissance and modern media sources. Inexpensive tools to observe the night sky are demonstrated, and evening stargazes might be held.


Eric Harris worked in major companies as a facility engineer and had an electrical contracting business in Long Island, New York, before retiring to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 2006.

Basic Home Repair

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Help people to save money on basic home repairs and things you can do yourself without having to call a contractor.


Carol Dickson has been weaving reed baskets for over 30 years and was introduced to coiled basketry in 2010. This is an art form that Carol wants to pass down and preserve.

Basket Weaving with Pine Needles

Tuesday — 1:00 to 4:15

Weaving with Pine Needles will introduce the weaver to coiled basketry. We will use local long leaf pine needles and seagrass to form beautiful baskets. There will be different types of waxed threads, artificial sinew, beads, bases and natural materials to include in the baskets. The possibilities are endless for the style basket you create. We will weave several baskets using different bases and start with a coiled bottom. The class will meet for four weeks, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4. There will be a non-refundable supply fee of $30.


David Parker and Miriam Merriwether have been teaching for over 30 years. David started teaching math classes and Miriam teaching computer and voice. After taking dance classes together they decided to bring their teaching skills to the dance floor. They strive to make it loads of fun to learn something that can be quite intimidating. Their goal is to make dancing feel as natural to you as walking.

Beginner Ballroom � Waltz, 2-step, and Rumba

Thursday — 1:00 to 2:30

Beginner Ballroom Dance: Waltz, Two-Step and Rumba. No partner required. Come learn to move across the floor in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere!


Carolyn Tilburg is a former quilt shop owner (7 years) and has recently relocated to FWB. She has taught many classes over the years and enjoys sharing with beginners.

Beginner Quilting

Wednesday — 10:00 to 1:00

This class is designed to get the first-time quilter off to a great start. We will be using Start Quilting by Alex Anderson, the same guide as last year, but completing a different quilt pattern. Thus, the class is appropriate for previous as well as new students. This is a 6-week class January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6 at Stitcher’s Quest.


Rachel Godwin has 21 years of experience as a Sign Language Instructor for Community Education night classes.

Beginner Sign Language

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

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.


Hilma Jenus and Thomas Sajwaj are amateur genealogists who have at least 40 years of experience between them in genealogical research.

Beginning Genealogy

Wednesday — 1:00 to 2:30

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.


Cindy Ugarte is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher and is currently studying for her 500-hour certification. Cindy is also researching fall prevention. She is a firm believer that chair yoga can be part of the solution to longevity.

Chair Yoga

Wednesday — 1:00 to 2:15

Chair Yoga can improve health by increasing strength, flexibility, and balance. Join us at Dragonfly Yoga Studio! This class will be a great addition for the upcoming winter months to increase movement, stretch out muscles, and improve circulation.


Nancy Knowles has a music degree from the University of Colorado Music School. She has directed adult choral societies with �Classics and Broadway’ concert format, taught elementary school music for 7 years, and directed Air Force choral group for 4 years.

Chorus Group

Monday — 11:00 to 12:00

Class will begin with a choral warm-up, followed by singing 2 or 3 fun popular songs of the past in unison. Next, we will work on choral arrangements for a possible program. You don’t need a great voice; just be able to carry a tune.


Chef Dan Pettis is a Northwest Florida native who grew up in the Fort Walton Beach-Destin area. He attended the FL Culinary Institute and graduated with honors. In 2009, he opened the "One 20 Bistro" to great acclaim. Chef Dan has expanded to a Catering, Food truck, and Micro Brewery.

Coastal Cooking with Chef Dan Pettis

Monday — 10:00 to 12:00

Enroll to enjoy a Coastal Cooking demo class and lunch with Chef Dan Pettis. Learn Chef-style tips and tricks in the kitchen that will make you the hit of your next dinner party. Class will meet for 6 sessions, beginning on January 14; subsequent dates will be set at that time. The $90 course fee includes lunches and non-alcoholic beverages at all sessions. Beer and wine may be purchased separately.


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

Computing with the Laptop PC -Windows 10

Friday — 1:00 to 2:30

The course content is for students wanting to increase proficiency in using, personalizing, and customizing their Laptop PC with the Windows 10 operating system. The course will cover basic tasks and some of the more advanced features of the Settings and the Control Panel. Topics will include, but not be limited to, Updates and Security, Maintenance, Network and Internet, MS Edge, Backup, Cortana, Admin Tools, Keyboard Functions and Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks. A basic knowledge of Windows 10, or an earlier version of Windows, will be helpful.


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.

Crime and Justice(?) in America

Thursday — 1:00 to 2:30

Do we have a crime and justice problem in America? We will identify and explore some of the myths and misconceptions about crime. How do the police help to perpetuate these myths? Where does the media fit? What really happens when the bad guy goes to court? Does a life sentence really mean life? Which is worse, violent crime or white-collar crime? If all goes well, you will leave class more bewildered, bemused, and befuddled than when you started, or not!


Kara Grover obtained her Vocal Performance degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Currently, Kara is an active voice instructor and lyric-coloratura soprano performing throughout the US and Europe.

Discover Your Singing Voice � Beginner Vocal Student

Tuesday — 2:00 to 3:00

Discovering your Singing Voice through learning vocal skills designed for the beginner. 7-week course starting January 22.


Jim Eustace has been a dog trainer for over 30 years. He has trained for and administered the CGC exam. You may have seen his support dog around campus. His love for well-trained dogs was developed in his AF tour in Germany where they are welcomed virtually everywhere.

Dog Handling and Obedience

Tuesday — 1:00 to 2:30

The AKC Canine Good Citizen Award test will be the foundation for this course. We will teach your dog how to accept a friendly stranger, allowing them to pet, examine and groom the dog. We will teach your dog how to walk on a loose leash through a crowd and to stay when commanded. Your dog will come when called, act properly around other dogs, and tolerate distractions. Your dog will be on a leash at all times. There is no size, shape, or age limitation as long as your dog has current vaccinations. No dogs at first meeting.


Billy Walker has taught Video Processing and iPad classes at CLL for several years. He owns three drones and has been flying them for over two years.

Drones for Beginners

Friday — 8:30 to 10:00

If you have just purchased a drone, or are about to do so, this class is for you. Learn the different types of drones that are available and which one to buy for your needs. Learn how to fly a drone safely and stay within FAA regulations. The class will provide tips on how to shoot video with a drone and edit it. Outdoor practice sessions in safe areas, as well as indoor classes, will be included. You do not have to own a drone to take this class, but if you do own one, you must register it with the FAA to fly it legally on the UWF campus.


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.

Encaustics Plus

Monday — 1:00 to 4:00

Learn to paint with wax! It is fun and you will go home with several art masterpieces on various formats each week! This is a 4-week course consisting of double sessions at HH Arts. Classes will be held January 14, 21 ,28, February 4. A $35 non-refundable supply fee is payable at registration.


Lura Struzinski is an Essential Oil Educator, an Esthetician, and a Certified Private Yoga Instructor. She is passionate in educating the community how essential oils and whole-food supplements can benefit their daily lives.

Essential Oils for Everyday Living

Thursday — 8:30 to 10:00

This is for beginners! Come learn what Essential Oils are and how they can benefit your daily life. In this class, we will be making and taking items to use with cooking, cleaning, detoxing, pets, aromatherapy, emotions, aging, and health. There is a non-refundable $30 materials fee collected at registration.


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.

Exercise for Flexibility and Balance

Friday — 1:00 to 2:30

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.


Bunny Klein: See "Aerobics in Water - Tuesday."

Exercise in Water - 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, nor even get your hair wet!


Bunny Klein: See "Aerobics in Water - Tuesday."

EZ Line Dance

Monday — 10:30 to 11:30

The class is an introduction to basic line dances. Participation will exercise your brain and heart while you learn the dances done at family gatherings. For the first part of the class, easy line dances will be taught. The last 15 minutes will be devoted to beginner dances that are a little more difficult. Even if you don’t master them at first, keep trying; a challenge is good for your brain.


Jon Sheperd is an avid genealogist who, in his former life, was in the United States Air Force. He is a member and former president of the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County.

Family History on the Internet

Friday — 10:15 to 11:45

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 explore where to find different kinds of information and records on the internet to locate that elusive ancestor. A prerequisite for this course is access to the Internet and computer literacy.


Carolyn Williams is an artist in watercolor, acrylics, and mixed media. She owns the Sand Dollar Cottage and Art gallery in Navarre, Fl. Dorothy Edens is a graduate from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale who works in pen and ink, watercolor, and mixed media.

Fun with Alcohol Inks

Monday — 10:15 to 11:45

Alcohol inks are fun, quick and easy to work with. We will be using them on tiles, glass, ceramics, paper and metal. Inks can be applied with Q-tips, straws, and droppers. A non-refundable supply fee of $35 for 5-6 projects is payable at registration. 6-week course meeting January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18.


Ben Parsons acquired a BM in Music Theory and Composition from Florida State University. He is an active guitarist, mandolinist, and ukulele player who now teaches and performs professionally throughout NW Florida.

Fun with the Ukulele

Wednesday — 1:00 to 2:00

Learning to Play Ukulele for the Beginner. Take-home practice Uke and instruction book provided. Enrollment requires a $50 deposit to be refunded at completion of course with return of Uke and book. Meets at Playground Music Center , 429 Mary Esther Cut Off NE, FWB.


Nicholas Barlotta is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Financial Consultant with Barlotta Cauley Wealth Management Group of Benjamin F. Edwards Co.

Fundamentals of Investing

Thursday — 2:45 to 4:15

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.


Ann Hoffman unites her 20+ years of teaching experience with her passion for yoga. She uses her classroom skills to share the joy of learning with energy and enthusiasm, inspiring her students to explore their unique potential on and off their mat.

FUNtastic Flow Yoga

Friday — 10:00 to 11:15

Fun and stimulating yoga to start the day and the weekend. It's calm and joy producing.


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.

Games Galore

Tuesday — 1:00 to 2:30

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 Wizard, Qwirkle, and Yahtzee, along with other familiar and not so familiar games. Class meets at Covenant Community Church.


Mary Grace Evors and Debbie Sewell are the course coordinators.

Gardening in the Florida Panhandle

Monday — 10:15 to 11:45

Whether you are 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. A different Master Gardener will moderate the class each week.


Cindy Barber and Thomas Sajwaj are the Dummies. They are experienced in understanding and using the reports of genealogy DNA tests, not the science of genetics. They have over 30 years of experience in genealogy.

Genealogy DNA Testing by Dummies

Wednesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Have you taken a Genealogy DNA test and want to learn more about what it means, how to navigate the different websites, or how to read the reports? Join us as we examine the test results provided by Ancestry, Family Tree, My Heritage and others. We will introduce tools used for analyzing your autosomal DNA results. Note: this class does not address the genetic or theoretical bases for DNA testing.


Thomas Sajwaj and Hilma Jenus are amateur genealogists, having 40 years of experience between them in genealogical research.

Genealogy Forum

Friday — 1:00 to 2:30

This course is a discussion forum for genealogical topics, especially the pursuit of possible solutions for genealogical brick walls. Topics will cover a range of genealogical interests and research. The course is open to persons with experience as well as those who are new to genealogy. The class has no formal curriculum; participants and the moderators may propose various topics for discussion.


Floyd Clarkson has been a golf club professional for 20 years and has taught golf professionally for 26+ years.

Golf 101

Monday — 8:30 to 10:00

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 14 and will meet on the January 21 holiday.


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.

Great Decisions

Friday — 1:00 to 2:30

Great Decisions 2019 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 are required to purchase the 2018 Great Decisions book for $25 at registration, and they are encouraged to read the first article before we discuss the topic in our initial class.


Linda Chamberlain-Jones has a Ph.D. in Classical Languages (Greek and Latin) from Ohio State University; a M.Div. from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and is retired Elder of the West Ohio Conference of the UM Church.

Greek and Latin Roots in the English Language

Friday — 1:00 to 2:30

Increase your vocabulary and find help working those crossword puzzles! Learn how to recognize the Greek and Latin roots of the English language and how to parse out the meaning of those same words!


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. A licensed Florida attorney since 1984, he has concentrated and limited his practice to the field of Estate Planning, Probate, Wills and Trusts, and Trust and Will contests.

Guide to Estate Planning for FL Residents

Thursday — 10:15 to 11:45

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.


Helen Harris has studied English History for years, although primarily a Tudorphile, she loves most all their history.

Hanover/Windsor Royals

Monday — 9:30 to 11:00

Scandals, stories, fact and fiction of the current family and their ancestors from George I to Elizabeth II and today’s younger royals. We will meet every Monday including the January 21 holiday.


Dr. Richard P. Hallion is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has been a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, a NASA and Air Force historian, and is a Trustee of Florida Polytechnic University. He lectures and consults widely.

History of Military Aviation

Monday — 8:30 to 11:45

This course is a comprehensive historical survey of military aerospace, including evolution of air forces and naval air arms, air doctrine, and the requisite national military, industrial, and administrative infrastructure. Students will learn the key personalities, significant milestones, and the impact on larger military and world history. 4-week double session class meeting January 14, 28 and February 11, 18 (not Jan. 21 and Feb. 4).


David Beine is a Wisconsin snowbird. This year, 2019, will be his 9th consecutive season on the Emerald Coast, and 7th successive year to lead a class at the CLL.

History of the Old West

Monday — 10:15 to 11:45

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 Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, and the Oregon Trail. 7-week class, no class on the January 21 holdiay.


Dolores Noechel is a former Ruckel math teacher, OCSD Instructional Technology and Media Services Specialist, and Assistant Principal at Fort Walton Beach High School.

iLearn, iUnderstand, iPad

Friday — 10:15 to 11:45

Are you ready to learn how to use your iPad effectively? This six-week 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. This is a 6-week class meeting January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22.


Aggie Marler loves to dance! She began in couple’s ballroom/country dancing, but fell in love with line dancing at the World Dance Championships 2001. Since then she has had the privilege to teach line dance and deejay at national dance events for more than 10 years and has taught local classes more than 15 years.

Improver Line Dance

Monday — 11:30-12:30

This line dance class is designed for line dancers who wish to be challenged beyond absolute beginner. In this class we dance to a wide variety of music. You will learn some of the worldwide top-20 easy dances as well as old favorites. Great exercise and great fun! This class meets at Pasarda Hall.


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 10 years ago. With a foot in two continents, she is enjoying the endless and fascinating studies of the different but complementary cultures.

Inspirations: Love, War, Religion, and Water

Tuesday — 10:00 to 11:45

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. 4-week course meeting February 14, 21, 28 and March 7.


Nancy Knowles: See, "Chorus Group."

Intermediate Piano

Monday — 1:30 to 2:30

Students need to be able to read music and have some experience with piano playing at some time in their life. There will be a refundable rental fee of $50 for a key board. A course book will need to be purchased for less than $15.


David Parker and Miriam Merriwether. See Beginner Ballroom – Waltz, 2-step, and Rumba

Intro to Social Dance

Tuesday — 1:00 to 2:30

Have you always wanted to try out some kind of dance, but didn’t know where to start? Here's is your opportunity. During this course you will get a chance to try out Ballroom Waltz, 2-Step, Rumba, Square Dancing, and Line Dancing. No partner required. Come learn to move across the floor in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere.


Amy Weisberg has been practicing Tai Chi and other Taoist Arts for 21 years. She is certified by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA to teach both beginners and those beyond the beginning level.

Introduction to Tai Chi

Monday — 12:30 to 2:00

In the Taoist tradition, a person’s well-being depends on the harmony of body, mind, and spirit. This class will focus on helping students find balance, feel comfortable, and have fun while they learn the movements of the first portion of the 108 move Taoist Tai Chi set. 7-week class, no class on January 21, Martin Luther King Day.


Cindy Barber and Tom Sajwaj have been doing Genealogy research for many years. Tom has published a family history and numerous academic articles. It’s now time to bring the two disciplines together and capture the stories!

Its the Story! Bring your Ancestors to Life!

Wednesday — 2:45-4:15

�But Aunt Cindy, I want to know the stories!" Every Family Historian knows we should be telling the stories, yet most never make the time. We’ll make capturing the stories of your relatives manageable and have FUN! THERE WILL BE HOMEWORK!


Merilyn Anderson is an accomplished player of both piano and French horn who actively instructs on both instruments. She enjoys performing as a church pianist and member of the Emerald Coast Community Orchestra.

Learn to Play Piano/Keyboard

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:15

Learn Beginning Piano/Keyboard Skills. $50.00 refundable deposit required for use of a take-home practice keyboard and instruction book.


Ben Parsons See "Fun with the Ukulele"

Learning to Play Guitar for the Beginner

Wednesday — 10:15 to 11:15

Learn to Play Guitar for the beginning Student. $50.00 refundable deposit required for use of take-home rental guitar and instruction book.


Dan Robison and Donna Brantley are members of the Arts and Design Society of Okaloosa and the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters.

Lets Paint!

Thursday — 1:00 to 3:00

Let’s Paint in a congenial, supportive group. No pressure, no must-do’s. Enroll to explore basic concepts: color, composition, and perspective, all of which are applicable to watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and pencil. There will be suggested subjects and examples each week, but students are welcome to bring their own projects. This is 6-week course that meets January 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 14, 21 at ADSO.


Becky Belcher believes we can all benefit from and enjoy, focusing on the positive aspects of life in today's world!

Life is GOOD! 2

Wednesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Each week, different presenters will highlight positives of varied subjects that contribute to our good lives, and may spur you to appreciate our world even more.


Charlie Walter is a former HS teacher. He also worked as a business trainer and industrial safety director for 35 years.

Managing Conflict using Emotional Intelligence

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Tired of unproductive or endless arguments? Then consider taking this class. Conflict provokes an emotional response. �Because we disagree does not mean we are divided!” This class will examine common conflict situations and explore the range of options we have for resolving everyday issues. This class emphasizes practical methods to employ in daily life.


David Beine is a Wisconsin snowbird. This year, 2019, will be his 9th consecutive season on the Emerald Coast, and 7th. successive year teaching at the CLL.

Meet the American Presidents

Wednesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Meet all the individuals that served as America’s Presidents: The great ones, the average ones and the not so great ones. Each profile will also offer a peek at their VP and their spouse.


Thomas Sajwaj 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.

Memory and Forgetting

Friday — 2:45 to 4:15

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. Behavioral 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 the cognitive impairments that sometimes accompany neurological diseases or injuries.


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. Dodie Edwards will assist her.

Microsoft Excel 101

Wednesday — 1:00 to 2:30

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 that specific workbooks be created. No previous knowledge of Excel is required.


Robert Huffman retired as an Air Force NCO after 27 years of service. He was a C-130 Crew Chief who later retired from Boeing. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

Mobsters, Gangsters, and Badmen

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Course will focus on various criminals and criminal incidents, to include both Mafia crime and famous outlaw Gangs. We will discuss some Gangs like the Dalton brothers, and the Youngers of the old West and more modern criminals such as Bugsy Siegel and Joey Gallo.


Dr. Barbara Palmgren is a retired educator who currently serves as Chair of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. She thinks it is important that people become aware of all the museums in the county.

Okaloosa County Museum Trail

Wednesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Tour these museums in Okaloosa County: Destin Fishing, Air Force Armament, Emerald Coast Science, Heritage Park and Cultural Center, Heritage Museum of NW Florida, Bob Sikes Collections, Carver-Hill Crestview, Baker Block, Baker. Students are responsible for their own transportation to each museum, except for the final visit of the three northern museums carpool. A $21 fee for museum entrances needs to be paid at registration.


Christa Hornbaker retired from USAF in 2012 after 28 years as a Weather Officer. She served 18 years in USAF Reserve with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (aka, �The World Famous Hurricane Hunters”). She has a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from LSU,B.S. in Meteorology from St. Louis University and an M.S. in Earth Sciences/Education from Mississippi State Univ.

Our Earth - Basics of Weather and Geology

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Topics are divided into three general areas. Part 1: Instill a basic understanding and appreciation of the science behind geology, meteorology, climatology, and even a little oceanography and solar science. We�ll also discuss how these disciplines interact with and impact each other. Part 2: Discuss earth science �current events,” and how you can become a savy consumer of the data that bombards us daily from so many sources. Part 3: Provide personal anecdotes from over 30 years� experience as a meteorologist and �glorified data collector” (aka, �World Famous Hurricane Hunter”).


Pat Cragin is a retired nurse and has made cards for over 15 years.

Paper Artz

Thursday — 1:00 to 4:15

Learn to make simple greeting cards. $40 fee for supplies. 4 -week class that meets January 17, 24, 31 and February 7.


Nicole Blatt takes lots of pictures! Her last phone had over 8000 pics and some were even good. She retired from the USAF in 2011 and now has an awesome 7-year-old son named Bodie. Jim Eustace is a real photographer with fancy cameras and a studio

Photography Using Your iPhone

Tuesday — 9:00 to 10:30

In this class, you will learn how to get more out of the iPhone camera. Topics will include becoming a better photographer, adjusting your iPhone camera, editing pictures on your iPhone, photo and video editing, and downloading your iPhone pictures for actual prints to enjoy and share. Other activities will include �mini-fieldtrips” around the campus, or maybe local nature spots. Sorry, this class is specifically for iPhones/iPads; users of other brands of smartphones may not derive any benefit.


Sherry Cooler has worked in pottery for the past 20 plus years and has taught at ADSO for the last 15. She has been a teacher of ceramics and pottery since 1996. Teddie Cidaud Real will assist her.

Pottery Basics II

Monday — 1:00 to 4:00

Using a basic design, we will make 3-legged hand built cups/mugs. You will also learn glazing techniques and apply them to the crosses. There is a nonrefundable $40 supply fee for clay, glazes, and firings. This 4-week class meets for double sessions on January 14, 21, 28, and February 4 at ADSO.


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.

Rhythm and Blues 8

Friday — 1:00 to 2:30

This class focuses on hearing and learning about the classics and some unknown songs of the 50s and 60s.


Jim Eustace has been involved in photography since spending time in Europe in 1978. He has migrated from those film days into the digital age. He is the lead for the FWB art center photographic club and regularly has his work displayed at Artel in Pensacola and at ADSO in FWB.

Sip, Shoot and Shots

Wednesday — 10:15 to 11:45

This course is all about shooting better pictures. We will meet at a local spot for coffee, hot chocolate, etc., and then go to a scenic spot to take pictures. The following week we will review those pictures and talk about how we might make them better. Photos can be taken with any digital camera or phone as long as we can download them to a USB thumb drive or use your iPhone to display on the screen.


Matt Ritter has been in the Security Industry for over 18 years with Edward Jones. He currently holds his General Securities Licenses, Series 7 and Series 66. He also holds an Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation (AAMS).

Stock and Bond Workshop

Thursday — 10:15 to 11:45

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.


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.

Supreme Court of the US � Its History and Role

Thursday — 1:00 to 2:30

Article III of the Constitution provides for the Supreme Court of the United States. Since 1790, it has functioned as the third branch of government. This course will examine the Court’s history and traditions, role of the chief justice, qualifications of the justices, nomination and confirmation process, daily operations, caseload, and opinions. We will examine the concept of judicial review and the Court’s impact on American society from the early years to the new millennium. This is a 6-week course that starts January 31.


Cay Burton was certified to teach Tai Chi Chuan in 1988 by Dr. Keychun Song of Song’s Kung Fu Academy; and in 2001 by Dr. Lawrence Day of FWB. She has taught numerous classes in NJ, PA, IL. As an experienced teacher, she can help the student find their center and learn to move lightly and more grounded in any physical activity.

Tai Chi with Cay

Wednesday — 10:30 to 11:30

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 the first paragraph of a Form.


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 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: See "Tap Dancing for Fun."

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.


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.

Travel Tips and Tricks

Thursday — 10:15 to 12:00

"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 own knowledge and experience and bring in professionals to assist. The class will be interactive with all sharing their info. This is a 6-week class meeting Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21.


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. Brenda Kitahara spent most of her professional life in the Insurance and Medical Equipment industries. Together they are travelling inquisitively through life.

Universe through the Eyes of a Dragonfly

Friday — 10:15 to 11:45

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.


Leo Weeks is a retired Army officer who dealt with American foreign and security policy during his 33 year military career a as a senior member of the U.S. Country Team at three American Embassies in Europe in the 70’s and 80’s. Since retiring in 1990, he has been employed as an adjunct professor of international relations at UWF in Pensacola and, until recently, with the US Marine Corps’ Command and General Staff College at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

US-Asia Relations

Thursday — 10:15 to 11:45

This course concentrates on the political, economic, and security relations between the US and several major Asian nations since WWII. It commences with an overview of the historical background of US-Asian relations since WWII and the historical perspective of the American approach to foreign policy. It then proceeds to concentrate on a number of the more important Asian nations and US relations.


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.

Watercolor Painting for All

Tuesday — 8:30 to 11:45

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 either 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 14, 21, 28 and February 4, at ADSO.


Cherie Mulhearn is a retired teacher of art at the university, elementary, and high school levels. An ADSO member, she has been a watercolorist, potter, loom weaver, and fiber artist for 40 years. She has concentrated on spinning for the past 2 years.

Weaving on a Triangle Loom

Thursday — 10:15 to 11:45

Learn a process of continuous strand weaving. Weave at least 1 shawl, often more. There is a refundable $75 security deposit. Deposit returned when loom returned in good condition.


Judy Musteric is the owner/operator of Stitcher’s Quest, a fabric store and sewing machine dealership.

What Can I Do With a Jelly Roll?

Thursday — 1:00 to 4:00

This is a beginner sewing class that will emphasize simple techniques with fabric in 2.5� wide strips. (A roll of these strips is often referred to as a �jelly roll.�) Projects include placemats, �woven� rug, and a tote bag. This is a 6-week class starting January 31, at Stitcher’s Quest.


Pat Moran has been at CLL since 2006. Classes have covered the Harlem Renaissance, mysteries, sports movies, memoir-writing, Nebraska, and Canadian humanities.

What the Heck Is Women�s Writing?

Friday — 1:00 to 2:30

Featuring the British WWI calendar, with its naked ladies and Regina Barecca�s irreverent notes (�They used to call me Snow White, but I drifted”), this class will examine the nuances in writing and film that make something �Women�s Writing. Women�s Laughter.”


Sharon Purvis has a BS degree in Chemistry from Kent State University and is the retired Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Director for 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.

What�s in Your Food and How Safe is It?

Tuesday — 1:00 to 2:45

Ever wonder what those strange sounding ingredients are on food labels and where they come from, how government regulates our food and what industry does to comply? This course explores who trades, handles and processes our food, as well as 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 and how you get from corn to corn syrup), GMO’s, nutritional labeling, natural, organic, whole grains, gluten, and many other topics related to foods we eat. 7- week class, skipped date to be determined later.


Karen and Denny Lauer have attended Wine Tastings in many parts of the world. They have taught wine classes at conferences, at CLL and held blind wine tastings in their home.

Wine? Why Not!

Wednesday — 4:00 to 6:00

This is a fun class designed to broaden your knowledge about wine and food pairings. Each class will help you learn about wines you may not have tried, and learn what wines within a �type’ you like and how to describe it. Get away from trying to get a specific label and find types of wines that you enjoy and what foods go well with them. There will also be a time to socialize and compare notes with fellow students. This is a 6-week class held on January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20. Two fees will be collected: $50 for wine; $12 for food will be collected at registration to cover the cost of the wine and food.


Holly Brelia is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Massage Therapist. Her goal is to empower you to help yourself feel better.

Working out the Kinks

Friday — 9:00 to 12:00

Do you suffer from tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, back pain, neck pain, leg pain, any pain? Join the class leader as she helps you to "Work out the Kinks!" Using massage, stretching, acupressure, and reflexology, she will teach you how to lessen—or even eliminate—those painful areas and begin leading a more active lifestyle. 4-week double session class will meet January 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 or 15. $5 supply fee for first time attendees.


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.

Writers� Circle

Thursday — 10:15 - 11:45

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 explore some principles of revision for enhancing our work. 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).


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.

Yoga - Chakra Series

Thursday — 1:00 to 2:15

Gentle yoga class exploring the 7 Chakras. Moderate physical abilities required. Students should be able to kneel and stand as we work through the poses. Class meets at Dragonfly Yoga Studio.


Laura Tyree, owner and director of Dragonfly Yoga, is celebrating her 31 years of yoga practice.

Yoga Restorative

Thursday — 10:00 to 11:15

Relaxing Restorative Yoga using yoga props and gentle posture.


Kathy Cockroft has 25 years of teaching aerobics and started teaching Zumba in 2007.

Zumba

Monday — 10:00 to 11:00

Zumba- an aerobics class that incorporates fun dance moves with a variety of dance rhythms to tone and sculpts the body. Your core will look amazing, and you will enjoy the new you while having fun learning Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha Cha and Bollywood. You can modify all movement while increasing strength and flexibility and most of all increasing fun in life. 7-week class, no class on January 21, Martin Luther King Day.


Jan Comstock is a Certified Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold Toning instructor who has been teaching since 2011.

Zumba Gold

Thursday — 11:00 to 11:45

This is a low-impact, easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness class designed for active older adults. Latin and international rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bollywood and Swing are taught to help improve balance, strength, circulation and flexibility.


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.

Zumba Gold � Seated Fitness Class

Wednesday — 9:00 to 10:00

Fitness class for those limited mobility and/or balancing issues. This class has the same great music and fun as a regular Zumba class, however, you perform the exercises in this class while sitting in a chair.


Sundy Keichel has been teaching fitness classes for over 8 years. She currently teaches Zumba, Zumba Gold, Pilates, and Senior Fitness in FWB. Dawn Hamilton: See �Zumba Gold-Seated Fitness Class”

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. A goal 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.


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