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Class Leader Bio: 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!


Class Leader Bio: 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, she has taken the opportunity to teach and share her knowledge of weaving. She also paints and teaches watercolor, locally.

Baskets Made Simple�Intermediate

Monday — 1:00 to 4:00

This class is for students who have had some basket weaving experience and want to learn techniques that are more detailed. This would include braided handles, twill weave bases, unique rims and unusual weaves using reed and natural materials. You will have several completed baskets at the end of the course. Class meets the last 4 weeks of the semester on October 15, 22, 29 and November 5. A $40 non-refundable supply fee will be collected at registration to cover all materials.


Class Leader Bio: 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 Ballroom Dance Part I

Thursday — 1:00 to 2:30

Beginner Ballroom Dance: Waltz and Two-Step. No partner required. Come learn to move across the floor in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere. We cannot wait to dance with you!


Class Leader Bio: Miriam Merriwether: See "Beginner Ballroom Dance Part I."

Beginner Ballroom Dance Part II

Tuesday — 1:00 to 2:30

Continuation of Beginner Ballroom Dance: Waltz and Two-Step. Part I is a pre-requisite. No partner required.


Class Leader Bio: 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.


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

Beginning Genealogy

Tuesday — 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. Both instructors enjoy class participation, so sharing your questions, ideas and products is encouraged.


Class Leader Bio: 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.

Beginning Tai Chi

Monday — 10:15 to 11:45

In the Taoist tradition, a person�s well-being depends on the harmony of body, mind, and spirit. This beginner Tai Chi 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. This is a six-week course ending October 22.


Class Leader Bio: Robert Penhollow retired from the Navy, is a teacher, and a birdwatcher for about 20 years.

Birdwatching

Wednesday — 8:30 to 11:00

Birdwatching for all experience levels.


Class Leader Bio: Jean Williams is a 500-hour certified teacher. She wants to encourage everyone on his or her journey of self-awareness by this easy approach to yoga.

Chair Yoga

Wednesday — 1:00 to 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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. She is an organist/pianist or director for various churches.

Chorus Group

Tuesday — 11:00 to 12:15

Class will begin with a choral warm-up, followed by 2 or 3 fun popular songs of the past in unison. Next, we will work on choral arrangements for a possible program.


Class Leader Bio: Chef Dan Pettis is a Northwest Florida native who grew up in the Fort Walton Beach-Destin area. Starting at the age of 13, he worked for various local celebrity chefs. 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 — 11:00 to 1:00

Enroll to enjoy a Coastal Cooking demo class and lunch with Chef Dan Pettis. This is an interactive class, with lots of Q and A. 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 September 17; 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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 intended 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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.

Continuing Fight against ISIS

Thursday — 1:00 to 4:15

Since the fall of the caliphate�s two capitals in Mosul and Raqqa, the global community remains committed to the fight against ISIS. The campaign now is to consolidate the military gains against ISIS, counter ISIS online propaganda, diminish ISIS revenue and stop the flow of foreign terrorist fighters. This course will examine these developments. This 4-week course meets for double sessions on Thursdays on Sept 20, 27, Oct 4, and 11.


Class Leader Bio: 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, Criminals, and other Cool Things

Thursday — 1:00 to 2:30

This class will explore a number of cool things and hot topics about crime and criminals. Subjects might include Jeffrey Dahmer and other serial killers, Alcatraz and other �big houses,� Prohibition, moonshine, and other mafia highlights, Judge Roy Bean and other characters from the �Old West.� Current topics as well as topics of interest to the class will be included.


Class Leader Bio: Robert Huffman retired as an Air Force NCO after 27 years of service.� He was a C-130 Crew Chief and later�retired from Boeing.� He and his wife Brenda have been married for 37 years and have two�sons.� He has a�Bachelor�s Degree in Political Science.��

Depression Era Outlaws

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

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.� Criminals such as Machine Gun Kelley, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde will be discussed.


Class Leader Bio: 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. His wife, Gloria, brings balance to the course by helping keep things simple and preventing tangent excursions.

Digital Camera for Beginners

Thursday — 1:00 to 2:30

This course will help the beginner and intermediate photographer get a better understanding of a digital SLR. Topics will include the basics of the camera itself, concepts of photography in general, and the use of various settings available on most cameras. Students should bring their cameras and manuals to class. We will have hands-on practice in the classroom and during fieldtrips.


Class Leader Bio: Billy Walker has taught Video Processing and iPad classes at CLL for several years. He owns two drones and has been flying them for over a year.

Drones for Beginners

Friday — 8:30 to 10:00

If you�ve 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 must register your drone with the FAA in order to fly on the UWF campus.


Class Leader Bio: 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 September 17, 24, and October 1, 8. A $35 non-refundable supply fee is payable at registration.


Class Leader Bio: Dan Robison earned a Ph.D. in history from Auburn University and spent 20 years teaching European history for Troy University.

England from Marlborough to Thatcher

Thursday — 8:30 to 10:00

This little island spread its culture and its language across the globe, based on enterprise, grit, and an amazing cast of characters!


Class Leader Bio: Lura Struzinski is an Essential Oil educator, Licensed Esthetician, and a Certified Yoga Instructor. She is passionate about informing the community on how essential oils can benefit their daily life.

Essential Oils Part 2

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Now that you have your Essential Oils, what do you do with them? This is a Part 2 Make-N-Take class with a non-refundable $30 materials fee collected at registration. Diffuser Blends, Roller Bottles, Room Sprays and SO much more!


Class Leader Bio: 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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; you don't even need to get your hair wet!


Class Leader Bio: Bunny Klein was a teacher in Okaloosa County for 35 years. When she taught line dance to her students, they loved it. She started taking line dance classes in 2010 and would like to share what she has learned with others.

EZ Line Dance

Monday — 10:30 to 11:45

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.


Class Leader Bio: 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.

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. The class leader will also e-mail supplemental info to enrollees from time to time.


Class Leader Bio: 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.

Foundations and Principles of the U.S. Constitution

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

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.


Class Leader Bio: Lori Hupp is a lifetime exercise enthusiast and coach who believes in the incredible benefits the body, mind, and breath achieve through athletics, fitness, and movement. The benefits gently carry over into all areas of our personal growth, business relationships, and life�s triumphs and trials.

Fun Flow Yoga

Friday — 10:00 to 11:15

Fun Flow Friday inspires students to breathe in the moment and connect with continuous movement of the body through asana/postures. As the body warms, the focus shifts to developing a deeper understanding of a particular asana/posture or sequence of movements. After the effort, as each class ends, relaxation comes with a well-deserved restorative posture. This gives you the time to slow down, turn inward to savor the moment, and breathe in your space.


Class Leader Bio: Carolyn Williams is an artist in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media. She owns the Sand Dollar Cottage, an art gallery and gift shop. Dorothy Edens is a graduate of Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale who works in watercolor and mixed media. Both are members of ADSO.

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 may be applied with pens, brushes, Q-tips, straws, and droppers. A non-refundable supply fee of $35 for 5-6 projects is payable at registration.


Class Leader Bio: Ben Parsons has 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 Guitar

Wednesday — 10:15 to 11:15

Learn to Play Guitar for the Beginner. A $50 refundable deposit is required for use of a take home rental guitar and instruction book.


Class Leader Bio: Ben Parsons: See �Fun with the Guitar.�

Fun with the Ukulele

Wednesday — 1:00 to 2:00

Learn to Play Ukulele for the Beginner. A $50 refundable deposit is required for use of a take home rental ukulele and instruction book.


Class Leader Bio: 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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.

Gardening in the Florida Panhandle

Monday — 10:15 to 11:45

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 different Master Gardener each week to moderate the class. 7 � week class September 17 - October 29.


Class Leader Bio: 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 30 years of experience in genealogy.

Genealogy DNA Testing by Dummies

Tuesday — 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 AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe, and MyHertitageDNA. We will introduce tools, such as GEDmatch, used for analyzing your autosomal DNA results. Note: this class does not address the genetic or theoretical bases for DNA testing.


Class Leader Bio: Thomas Sajwaj and Hilma Jenus are amateur genealogists, having at least 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. Participants may present material to the class, if they wish. A formal curriculum is not followed; participants and the moderators may propose various topics for discussion.


Class Leader Bio: Lura Struzinski is a yoga teacher with RYT200 Yoga Alliance Certification who specializes in Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga. She teaches at Bodyworks by Bull in Shalimar, Navarre Living Yoga, and as a private instructor in people�s homes.

Gentle Yoga

Thursday — 8:30 to 10:00

Gentle Yoga is an easy yoga class. Focus will be on stretching and alignment with the ultimate goal being increased range of motion. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. All ages, levels of experience, and physical conditions welcomed! There is an $8.00 fee for the course.


Class Leader Bio: 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.

German for Beginners

Wednesday — 10:15 to 11:45

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.


Class Leader Bio: 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 September 17.


Class Leader Bio: 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! We will have fun as we learn.


Class Leader Bio: 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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.


Class Leader Bio: Patricia Moran has been learning and teaching at CLL since 2016. Her classes have ranged from Plato and other classics to contemporary Nebraska, Meatloaf to Billy Joel, and Kenaburo Oe to Shakespeare.

If You Teach It, They Will Learn

Friday — 1:00 to 2:30

�If you build it, they will come� has made its way into our vernacular. Instantly recognizable, sports metaphors and allusions have become the �Et tu, Brute?� for a non-reading generation. This class will make you tear up and fill in some gaps between the traditional and contemporary media. (Kevin Costner has a lot to answer for!)


Class Leader Bio: 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.

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.


Class Leader Bio: 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.

Introduction to Aviation and Spaceflight

Monday — 8:30 to 11:45

This course is a comprehensive survey of flight covering aeronautics (aviation, i.e. flight within the atmosphere) and astronautics (flight into orbit or to other worlds). Students will learn the key personalities, significant historical milestones, and the fundamental science and technology of air and space vehicles, as well as flight�s impact on society and American and world history. Students will receive notes for their retention including suggested books and sources for further study. This 4-week course meets on Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, and 15.


Class Leader Bio: Dr. Arthur Lester obtained his B.A. at Oberlin College, his M.D. at the Chicago Medical School, performed his Residency in Ob-Gyn at George Washington, obtained his J.D. at FSU College of Law, and served in the USAF (1967-69). He practices both medicine and law.

Law, Medicine, and Society

Thursday — 8:30 to 10:00

History of law and medicine, the ethics of each, their interplay and changes as society evolved in the western world from antiquity to present day.


Class Leader Bio: Merilyn Anderson is an accomplished player of both the piano and French horn, actively instructing on both instruments. She enjoys performing as a church pianist and member of the Emerald Coast Community Orchestra.

Learn to Play the Piano/Keyboard

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:15

Learn beginning piano and keyboard skills. There is a $50 refundable deposit required for use of a take home practice keyboard and instruction book.


Class Leader Bio: 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 October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 and 8 at ADSO.


Class Leader Bio: 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. 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 to be created. No previous knowledge of Excel is required.


Class Leader Bio: 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. This is a new course and she will welcome class feedback to improve it in the future.

Okaloosa County Museum Trail

Thursday — 10:15 to 11:45

Tour museums in Okaloosa County! Meet on September 20 at UWF to organize each week of the Tour. Included museums are: Destin History and Fishing, Air Force Armament, Emerald Coast Science Center, Heritage Park and Cultural Center, Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Bob Sikes Office/Collections, Carver-Hill in Crestview and Baker Block Museum. You are responsible for your own transportation to each museum. For out-of-town museum visits, meet at the Air Force Armament Museum and carpool. A 7-week class that starts Sept. 20 and ends Nov. 1. Requires a $20 fee for museum entrances, to be paid at registration.


Class Leader Bio: Christa Hornbaker retired from the Air Force in 2012 after serving 28 years as a Weather Officer. She served 18 years in the Air Force 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, a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Louis University and an M.S. in Earth Sciences/Education.

Our Earth - Basics of Weather and Geology

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Topics are divided into three general areas. (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. (2.) Discuss earth science �current events�, and how you can become a savvy consumer of the data that bombards us daily from so many sources. (3.) Provide personal anecdotes from over 30 years� experience as a meteorologist and �glorified data collector� (aka, �World Famous Hurricane Hunter�).


Class Leader Bio: Pat Cragin is a retired nurse and has been making cards over 15 years

Paper ARTZ

Thursday — 1:00 to 4:15

Learn to make simple greeting cards using various techniques. This is a 4-week class and will meet September 20, 27, October 4, 11. There is a non-refundable $40 fee.


Class Leader Bio: Nicole Blatt takes a lot of pictures! Her last phone had over 8000 pics, some were even good. She retired from the USAF in 2011 and now has an awesome 6 yr old son named Bodie. Jim Eustace is a real photographer with fancy cameras and a studio.

Photography Using Your iPhone

Thursday — 10:15 to 11:45

Question: �What camera takes the best pictures?� Answer: �The one you have with you!" In this class, you will learn how to get the most out of the camera on your iPhone. Topics will include: becoming a better photographer, adjusting your iPhone camera, editing pictures on your iPhone, simple laptop editing, and the elusive downloading of pictures off your phone to actual prints so you and your friends can enjoy them. Other activities will include "Mini-fieldtrips," walking around campus, or maybe even a visit to local nature spots. Other types of smartphones are welcome, but we may have to figure them out together.


Class Leader Bio: Sherry Cooler has worked in pottery for the past 20 plus years and teaching at ADSO for the last 15. She has been a teacher of ceramics and pottery since 1996.

Pottery Basics II

Monday — 1:00 to 4:00

Using a basic design we will make a hurricane cross that can be hung on the wall. You will also learn glazing techniques and apply them to the crosses. There is a nonrefundable $40 supply fee for clay, glazes, and firings. Class meets at ADSO for 4 weeks: Sept. 17, 25, Oct. 1, and 8.


Class Leader Bio: 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.

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.


Class Leader Bio: Lee Orr has a B.S. from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from Cornell University. He has completed courses in Advanced Storytelling and other related courses of study. With over two decades of experience in Public speaking, he loves to not only tell his story, but to listen to the stories of others.

Storytelling/My Story

Tuesday — 10:15 to 11:45

Everyone has a story to tell. It is how we connect, inspire and teach others. Generations after generations have used storytelling to pass down their family history, value systems, and life lessons. Storytelling is a means to build friendships and communicate with each other. Learn to tell your own personal and unique story in an effective and memorable way.


Class Leader Bio: 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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

Wednesday — 10:15 to 12:15

"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. This is a 6 -week class meeting Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, and Nov. 7.


Class Leader Bio: 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.

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. The sessions are intended to stir the imagination and generate lots of thought.


Class Leader Bio: 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 both watercolor and basket-weaving classes locally.

Watercolor Painting for All

Monday — 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, October 15, 22, 29, and November 5, at ADSO.


Class Leader Bio: Judie Day has been teaching computers at the CLL since 2001 and has been the CLL Computer Club Secretary for the last 18 years. She also serves as the Secretary on the CLL Board of Directors.

Windows 10 Basics

Friday — 10:15 to 11:45

This class is for people new to Windows 10 and those who are considering getting Windows 10. 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.



Class Leader Bio: 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

Thursday — 8:30 to 11:45

Do you suffer from tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, back pain, neck pain, leg pain, any pain? Join Holly Brelia, RN, LMT, as she helps you to work out the kinks! Using massage, acupressure, and reflexology, Holly will teach you how to lessen or even eliminate those painful areas so you can lead a more active lifestyle. 4-week double session class will meet Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, and 11. $5 supply fee.


Class Leader Bio: 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.


Class Leader Bio: 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.


Class Leader Bio: Jacky Huhn is a registered Yoga Teacher, which requires 200 hours, and is also a Yogafit Warrior.

Yoga Wit Jacky

Tuesday — 8:30 to 10:00

Come join me on the mat every Tuesday at 8:30 am. There will be Essential oils, some fun and feel-good poses (asana). You�ll also learn some breathing technics (pranayama) to help relax and as well as calm your mind and body. Let�s do some yoga together.


Class Leader Bio: 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 has been involved with the Zumba program since 2010. Currently she also teaches Zumba Gold at the Niceville Campus of NWFS.

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.


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