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15-Minute Yoga with Friends

Meeting Time: Monday and Wednesday 8:30-9:00
Classroom: Online
Course Description: Studies show a short daily yoga practice with friends is beneficial to your mind and body. (Ok well, that was my study with me being the subject and I feel much better when I do this!) This is a quick session to get your day started. We will sign on to Zoom and have a short chat over coffee and then do a 15-min (approx.) yoga session. Yoga flow via YouTube instructors.

Class Leader(s): Nicole Blatt and Nita Wilkinson
Class Leader Bio(s): Nicole Blatt is not a yoga instructor. However, she started doing this with friends every weekday for over two years now. We use YouTube videos from great yoga instructors. Nicole retired from the USAF in 2011 and now has an awesome 11-year-old son named Bodie. Nita Wilkinson joined our coffee-talk yoga group in January 2021 and is a substitute host.

Acrylic Painting with Pat - Landscapes/Seascapes

Meeting Time: Thursday 9:30 to 12:30
Classroom: ADSO
Course Description: With help from the instructor, you will create several acrylic paintings of landscapes and seascapes. No experience is necessary

Notes: $35 supply fee, non-refundable due at first class. Double session 4-week course meeting January 19, 26, Feb 2, and 9.
Class Leader(s): Pat Roberts
Class Leader Bio(s): Pat Roberts is a local artist. She is an active member of the Arts and Design Society and Okaloosa Public Arts. Pat exhibits as well as teaches at ADSO and HH Arts.

America - The Great Melting Pot

Meeting Time: Tuesday 8:30 to 10:00
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: The settlement of North America from 15,000 BCE with Native Americans to the colonies in 1500 CE, westward expansion, to the immigration of Italians, Germans, Jews, Hispanics, Vietnamese, Cubans and Africans (during the history of enslavement) into America making it the "great melting pot", as it was once described.

Class Leader(s): Steven Duke
Class Leader Bio(s): Steve Duke has a BA 1973, an MA 1974, and is retired from Allstate Insurance Company as claim manager. He is also retired from USAFR (Civil Engineering). He now, works part-time as an investigator for a large FWB law firm.

American Civil War

Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Frank's first class will be an overview of the Civil War (people, battles, events, etc.). Additional classes will be the last 14 months of the war, Dahlgren raid, Overland campaign, last days of Confederacy, Lee after Appomattox. Helen will deal with women's roles and more.
Class Leader(s): Frank Gray and Helen Harris
Class Leader Bio(s): Frank Gray is from East Tennessee and is a retired U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot. Frank and Helen have been teaching this class since 2009. Helen Harris (See: Encaustics Plus).

Architecture from Europe to the American East Coast

Meeting Time: Thursday 3:00 to 4:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: We will discuss architecture from Europe to the American East Coast, from early 18th to late 19th century. This class will go on a European journey through architecture and construction, beginning in Italy and traveling through France to England and arriving in America.
Class Leader(s): Jean Paul Pentecouteau
Class Leader Bio(s): Jean Paul Pentecouteau is a Historic Architect. He has 50 years of experience on 3 continents working to preserve structures from 11th century structures in France, to new construction in Africa, the Midwest, New England and the Cold War in America.

Backyard Astronomy

Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 3:00
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Have you ever wondered what that 'star' is in the evening sky? Join a NASA Solar System Ambassador in exploring the solar system and beyond. Learn how to use a small telescope, how to navigate the night sky and identify the objects that you see. Discussions will cover the solar system as well as celestial objects such as constellations, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. We will also cover the language of Astronomy from appulse to syzygy to zenith.

Notes: 7-week class starting Monday January 23
Class Leader(s): Tom Haugh
Class Leader Bio(s): Tom Haugh is a long-time amateur astronomer. He is a NASA Solar System Ambassador and the outreach coordinator for the NorthWest Florida Astronomy Association. His personal observatory is recognized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). His observations concentrate on asteroid and comet orbit verification and he has submitted more than 8,000 astrometric observations to the IAU's Minor Planet Center.

Ballet for Balance

Meeting Time: Wednesday 9:15 to 10:15
Classroom: Studio Fuzion
Course Description: This is a class for active adults who want to improve their balance while learning the basics of ballet. No tutus or leotards required! No previous ballet experience necessary. Note(s): Please dress in stretchy, comfortable clothing. You may wear ballet shoes or soft slippers.

Class Leader(s): Jackie Youngblood
Class Leader Bio(s): 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.

Basic Pottery - February 13 to March 6

Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 4:00
Classroom: ADSO
Course Description: You will be making a highly requested decorated "Bird House." This is a double session, 4-weeks course February 13 - March 6. This is the same class as Basic Pottery meeting January 16 - February 6. Only sign up for 1 Pottery class.

Notes: This is a double session 4-week class meeting February 13, 20, 27 and March 6.There is a $40.00 non-refundable supply fee to cover materials.
Class Leader(s): Sherry Cooler and Pat Basque
Class Leader Bio(s): Sherry Cooler has been a potter and instructor for 27 plus years. She loves hand-building and creating pottery with found objects as well as sharing what she knows. Pat Basque will be the co-leader for this course.

Basic Pottery - January 16 to February 6

Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 4:00
Classroom: ADSO
Course Description: You will be making a highly requested decorated "Bird House." This is a double session, 4-week course, meeting January 16 - February 6. This is the same class as Basic Pottery meeting February 13 - March 6. Only sign up for 1 Pottery class.

Notes: This is a double session 4-week class meeting January 16, 23, 30 and February 6.There is a $40.00 non-refundable supply fee to cover materials.
Class Leader(s): Sherry Cooler and Pat Basque
Class Leader Bio(s): Sherry Cooler has been a potter and instructor for 27 plus years. She loves hand-building and creating pottery with found objects as well as sharing what she knows. Pat Basque will be the co-leader for this course.

Brave New World and Other Socialist Utopias

Meeting Time: Tuesday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: Online
Course Description: We will look at Aldous Huxley's Story of a Brave New World, written in 1932 and see how past and present events are drawing us into his Utopian nightmare.
Class Leader(s): Robert Brim and Gina Brim
Class Leader Bio(s): Bob Brim is a retired engineer and a veteran of the Vietnam War and wife Gina Brim is a retired school teacher/librarian.

Canadians and Culture in Our Contemporary Non-Canadian Lives

Meeting Time: Friday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: We will explore interesting Canadians and their effect on the world at large: Emily Carr, William Shatner, Margaret Atwood, Michael J. Fox, etc. We will cover how certain Canadians are affecting us right now - "Handmaid's Tale" and "Back to the Future"
Class Leader(s): Patricia Moran
Class Leader Bio(s): Pat Moran has been a CLL instructor since 2007. She has a Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education, FSU. She learned how to read at three and never looked back. Dr. Moran's been a teacher of literature and writing since 1973, and volunteer educator "forever."

Card Sharks - Deal with It!

Meeting Time: Tuesday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: Covenant Community Church
Course Description: Forgot the rules to an old favorite? Ready to learn a new card game? Whether you're a seasoned veteran or the next rookie on deck, you will learn the rules and tips you need to master six different card games while connecting with old friends and making new ones.

Notes: This will be a six-week course, meeting on January 17, 24, and 31, February 7, 14, and 21 at Covenant Community Church, 1008 Gospel Rd, FWB.
Class Leader(s): Dolores Noechel
Class Leader Bio(s): Dolores Noechel is a former Ruckel math teacher, OCSD Instructional Technology and Media Services Specialist, and Assistant Principal at Fort Walton Beach High School.

Chair Yoga

Meeting Time: Tuesday 9:00 to 10:00
Classroom: Symmetry Integrative Health
Course Description: This is a class for all levels, using a cushioned chair to enhance postures and to make postures available to all body types and conditions.
Notes: Doors to the studio open 15 minutes prior to class. Please wear comfortable clothing to allow for easy movement, and bring a water bottle. This is an on-going class, so please let the teacher know you are a CLL student.
Class Leader(s): Christie Morgan and Beth Wimberly
Class Leader Bio(s): Christie Morgan is a Licensed Massage Therapist and co-founder of Source Institute Massage School. She is a certified Yoga Instructor and owner of Symmetry Integrative Health. The featured teacher for class is Beth Wimberly, a certified Yoga instructor, specializing in gentle yoga and chair yoga. She is also a full-time mother of 2 teenagers.

Chair Yoga Gentle Flow

Meeting Time: Friday 9:00 to 10:00
Classroom: Online
Course Description: Chair Yoga Vinyasa Flow is conducive to beginners or someone wishing to continue a gentle Hatha Yoga practice seated and/or standing with support of a chair.
Notes: You will need a sturdy chair such as a metal folding chair a yoga mat, and electronics to connect to zoom including camera and microphone focused on yourself.
Class Leader(s): Annette Seda
Class Leader Bio(s): Annette has Yoga Alliance 200-HR RYT certification.

Chair Yoga with Missy

Meeting Time: Friday 9:00 to 10:15
Classroom: Dragonfly Yoga
Course Description: Gentle and fun chair yoga to energize and relieve the body and mind!

Class Leader(s): Missy Hickman
Class Leader Bio(s): Missy Hickman has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 7 years. Her teaching focuses on foundational strength, flexibility, mobility and meditation. Missy encourages yoga as a lifestyle, and gives you tools to take your practice with you when you leave the studio.

Comparative Religions

Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15-11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Leaders from six different churches will present the traditions and doctrines of their religion. This is a six-week course meeting on January 19, and 26, and February 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Class Leader(s): Dolores Noechel
Class Leader Bio(s): Dolores Noechel is a former Ruckel math teacher, OCSD Instructional Technology and Media Services Specialist, and Assistant Principal at Fort Walton Beach High School.

Creative Fused Glass

Meeting Time: Tuesday 1:00 to 4:00
Classroom: Paradise Glassworks
Course Description: Fused glass creations are beautiful and easy to create. This is not stained glass or blown glass but is known as kiln formed glass. During the 4-week class we will make 4 projects with sheet glass, noodles, stringers and dots of glass. We will fire your projects weekly in our kilns. You'll learn new techniques in glass every week and make dishes, suncatchers and two other projects. The art glass we are using is handmade, very unique and beautiful.
Notes: There is a $30 per class fee ($120 total) to cover materials and firing. This 4-week class meets on Jan. 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7.
• Students need to wear closed-toe shoes (like sneakers) in the studio.
• Eye glasses are required in the studio. We provide, or you may use your own.
• Location: 2 David Street, Unit E,Fort Walton Beach, 32547.
• Signs are on the door for Paradise Glassworks and Paradise Homes Realty.
• Facility is in the office complex on the corner of David Street and Skipper Avenue to the right of "Just Think Cake".
Class Leader(s): Anita Vasquez and Rosanne Painter Maas
Class Leader Bio(s): Anita Vasquez and Rosanne Painter Maas are lifelong crafters and love making things out of glass. You can see pictures at our website for Paradise Glassworks at: paradiseglassworks.

Cribbage Game

Meeting Time: Tuesday 2:45 to 4:15
Classroom: VFW
Course Description: Learn how to play the game of Cribbage, or hone your skills if you already know, using a simple summary of instructions consistent with the American Cribbage Congress (ACC) rules. You can play the game for family fun or learn about ACC and Grassroots local tournament play.
Notes: Cribbage boards, pegs and cards will be available at the VFW. VFW Post 7674213 Carp Ave NWFt Walton Beach, FL 32548
Class Leader(s): Pete Seda and Seda Annette
Class Leader Bio(s): Pete Seda is a former director of Grassroots tournament play. Annette Seda is an ACC official judge.

Crime, Media and Pop Culture

Meeting Time: Thursday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: If you are like most people, you get much of your information about what's going on in the world from the media. The news and entertainment media are in the business of making money, both do a horrible job of informing us about the reality of crime. We will have a number of guest speakers who will help us decide: if being a police officer is as cool as it looksif investigating death and crime is as exciting as it seems on CSIif jail time is really as bad as you may have seen on TV. If all goes well, you will leave class asking even more questions about every day crime stuff!

Class Leader(s): Kathy Johnson
Class Leader Bio(s): Dr. Kathy Johnson received a BS in 1987and MS in 1989 in Criminal Justice fromIllinois State University. Her PhD inCriminology is from Indiana University inPennsylvania. She is currently a tenured associate professor of Criminal Justice for UWF.

Curve Stitching: From Mathematics to Art

Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: This is an art class. By drawing straight lines with ruler and pencil, you will learn to make beautiful curve designs. We will continue to colored pens or colored threads.
Class Leader(s): Dale Simmons
Class Leader Bio(s): Dale spent 37 years in the classroom teaching mathematics from basic skills through AP Calculus.

Dinner, Dining and Decor -- Entertainment for the Fun of It

Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Looking for a productive hands-on dining and decorating workshop? Manners, social skills and so much more that is a forgotten art. Socially or professionally these workshops will give you hands on ideas for your next event. Our workshop teaches you the various ways to be creative and utilize your local resources for your decorating and dinner ideas. The workshop is intended to heighten participants' awareness and appreciation of basic table manners, dining skills, and fun decorating in the context of their daily lives. (We will do 1 POTLUCK Dinner at the end of the course). This is 6-week class starting January 25.
Notes: 6-week class meeting January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, March 1. Potluck Dinner participation.
Class Leader(s): Juanita Harvin
Class Leader Bio(s): Juanita Harvin, is a retired Host Nation Relations and Protocol Director. Her European family roots make her efforts in entertaining FUN. She is an Army brat, wife of a Retired AF service member and the mother of 2 DoDDS graduates. Her skills will reflect her previous art and computer educator careers.

Dog Handling for large dogs (30 pounds or more)

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF first class only
Course Description: This is not an easy class. Mandatory, daily homework of working with your dog is required. Please do not apply for this class if you are not willing/able to do the homework. It fills up fast and there is no longer a process for wait listing. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Award test will be the foundation for this course. Although the class meets once a week, dog handlers must commit to working with their dogs every day. You will learn how to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash, stay, go to their place, down, sit, leave it, and come when commanded. Dogs will learn to act properly around other dogs, people, new locations, and will learn to tolerate distractions. We credit the success of this class to the dedicated handlers who train daily with their dogs and implement the lessons learned in class.

Notes: There will be a nonrefundable fee of $25 for the AKC canine Good Citizen test which will be collected on the first day of class. Also, a photo or a hard copy of the dog's shot record is required. First class will meet in a UWF classroom without dogs and the following classes will meet at Combs Park and other locations with dogs.
Class Leader(s): James Eustace
Class Leader Bio(s): 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. He acquired his love for well-trained dogs during his AF tour in Germany where they are welcomed virtually everywhere. Margot Penner will be the co-leader for this course.

Dog Handling for small dogs (less than 30 pounds)

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF first class only
Course Description: This is not an easy class. Mandatory, daily homework of working with your dog is required. Please do not apply for this class if you are not willing/able to do the homework. It fills up fast and there is no longer a process for wait listing. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Award test will be the foundation for this course. Although the class meets once a week, dog handlers must commit to working with their dogs every day. You will learn how to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash, stay, go to their place, down, sit, leave it, and come when commanded. Dogs will learn to act properly around other dogs, people, new locations, and will learn to tolerate distractions. We credit the success of this class to the dedicated handlers who train daily with their dogs and implement the lessons learned in class.

Notes: There will be a nonrefundable fee of $25 for the AKC canine Good Citizen test which will be collected on the first day of class. Also, a photo or a hard copy of the dog's shot record is required. First class will meet in a UWF classroom without dogs and the following classes will meet at Combs Park and other locations with dogs.
Class Leader(s): Margot Penner
Class Leader Bio(s): Margot Penner has been co-teaching Dog Handling with Jim Eustace at CLL for a number of years. Together they have had dozens of dogs pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. Credit for that accomplishment goes to the outstanding and dedicated dog owners who have taken their class. Margot is the owner of a Goldendoodle, who is her service dog, and a Labradoodle, who is her service dog in training. Jim Eustace will be co-teaching a class for dogs weighing over 30 pounds.

Drones for Beginners

Meeting Time: Friday 8:30 to 10:00
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: 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.

Class Leader(s): Billy Walker and Walter Spodeck
Class Leader Bio(s): 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 three years. Walt Spodeck, a retired helicopter pilot, will be the co-leader for this course.

Easy Line Dance

Meeting Time: Monday 10:15 to 11:15
Classroom: Studio Fuzion
Course Description: Beginner line dance is an introduction to basic line dances. Participation will exercise your brain and heart while you learn the dances done at family gatherings. Even if you don't master them at first, keep trying; a challenge is good for you!!

Notes: Studio Fuzion, 300 Mary Esther Blvd, Ste 26, Mary Esther, FL (in Santa Rosa Mall)
Class Leader(s): Bunny Klein
Class Leader Bio(s): Bunny Klein is a retired physical education teacher. She loves to line dance and hopes you will love it too.

Encaustics Plus

Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 4:00
Classroom: HH Arts
Course Description: You will learn about hot wax, cold wax, use of griddles, and more. You will take home art pieces every class.

Notes: This is a 4-weeks double session class meeting Monday January 16, 23, 30 and February 6. All supplies are provided and there is a $40 class fee paid at the first class.
Class Leader(s): Helen Harris
Class Leader Bio(s): Helen has been involved with art her whole life, all mediums, and encaustic became a favorite about 12 years ago. She is a long-time member and board member of ADSO, she owns HH Arts, and is on the boards of OPA, OAA, CAL.

Everyday Yoga for Everyone: Awaken

Meeting Time: Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:00
Classroom: Online
Course Description: Get your day started with movement! This is a gentle warm up and a short hatha practice. All poses will be done standing or seated in a chair. Choose the option that best suits your needs each class. Please have a straight chair available in a large enough space to move freely. Yoga mat may be helpful but isn't necessary. Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for 30 minutes.
Class Leader(s): Ann Hoffman
Class Leader Bio(s): Ann Hoffman has been an educator for over 30 years. She now pairs her joy of teaching with her passion for sharing the benefits of yoga, focusing on functional movement as a means of enhancing quality of life for her students.

Exercise for Flexibility and Balance

Meeting Time: Friday 10:30 to 12:00
Classroom: First Baptist Church FWB
Course Description: 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.

Notes: Bring a mat or blanket for floor exercise. Class meets in the "Christian Life Center" at the First Baptist Church, 21 First St., FWB.
Class Leader(s): Jean Lee-Jackson
Class Leader Bio(s): 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.

Financial Empowerment

Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Four subject-matter experts from Eglin Federal Credit Union are seeking to empower you financially. Class discussions include IRA's, your money in today's market, financial processes after losing a loved one and protecting your money against fraud.
Notes: This is a 4-weeks course with classes meeting every other week. Classes covering IRAs on January 18; your money in today's market February 1; financial processes after losing a loved one February 15; and protecting your money against fraud March 1.
Class Leader(s): Courtney Dollson
Class Leader Bio(s): Courtney Dollson, with Eglin Federal Credit Union, is the Certified Financial Education Specialist bringing free financial education to businesses, schools, nonprofits, and military installations in the local community.

Find and Share Your Family History

Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 - 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Open your mind to researching your own family history and share your challenges and discoveries with the class. Fellowship and information = SUCCESS!

Notes: Students are welcome to bring and share artifacts or heirlooms plus photos of family members that they have researched. Or want to research.
Class Leader(s): Margaret Harris
Class Leader Bio(s): Margaret Harris was born at "Eglin Field" and spent my early school years in Okaloosa County. My mother was born in Crestview and it has been my privilege to research history and share family stories with my friends and family.

Food Ingredients - Who, What, Where and How?

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: This class covers selected topics about food, including: Who are the major food handlers and processors; Food Safety - what is it, who regulates it and What are companies doing to comply; Food and Nutritional Labeling - GMO's, natural, gluten free, organic, allergens, etc.; Nutritive and Non- Nutritive (Artificial) Sweeteners - Where do they come from, facts and myths; Basics of Food - What are proteins, oils and carbohydrates; Food Ingredient, what comes from grains and How corn is processed to make sweeteners and many other food ingredients.
Notes: 7-week class starting on January 17, other dates to be determined
Class Leader(s): Sharon Purvis
Class Leader Bio(s): Sharon Purvis has a BS degree in Chemistry 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. She has been working with CLL for 8 years.

Foundations and Principles of the U.S. Constitution

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: 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.
Notes: $3.00 for cost of materials and a pocket size Constitution to be collected in class.
Class Leader(s): Paul Wendel Brock
Class Leader Bio(s): Paul Wendel Brock has a B.A. in History and a M.A. in Educational Leadership. He taught Advanced Placement (college level) History at Ft. Walton Beach High School and retired after 30 years.

French

Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Each week we will start by going through vocabulary on a theme such as family, food, favorite activities, travel, etc. We will then break into two groups based on previous French experience for conversation.

Class Leader(s): Christine Lanoue and Janet Kivisto
Class Leader Bio(s): Chris Lanoue - After studying French in high school and college, Chris went to France for a summer and stayed for 17 years. She has taught French in Okaloosa County for 25 years.Janet Kivisto is a retired nurse, an adult educator and a committed Lifelong Learner. Raised in the province of Quebec, she studied French from the early grades onward. She looks forward to working with Chris to guide CLL learners to develop their skills in speaking French.

Fundamentals of Investing

Meeting Time: Thursday 2:45 to 4:15
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: This class will equip investors with information on why investing is important, information on specific investment types, specifics of investment planning, and a macro-economic discussion on interest rates, inflation, currencies, and more.

Class Leader(s): Nicholas Barlotta
Class Leader Bio(s): Nicholas Barlotta is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Financial Consultant with Barlotta Cauley Wealth Management Group of Benjamin F. Edwards

Games Galore

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: Covenant Community Church
Course Description: 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 Hand and Foot, Wizard, Sequence and Qwirkle, along with other familiar and not so familiar games
Class Leader(s): Karen Lauer and Dennis Lauer
Class Leader Bio(s): 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. Den Lauer is a retired Navy Flight Officer who sat around a lot so has years of experience playing games!

Gentle Yoga Flow

Meeting Time: Monday 9:30 to 10:30
Classroom: Symmetry Integrated Health
Course Description: Gentle Flow Yoga is done on a yoga mat on the floor with props, such as bolsters, blankets, and blocks used to support poses. This class is a mix of light stretching, light strengthening, and breathwork. Gentle yoga is helpful in creating peace of mind, increasing strength and mental focus, all while calming the nervous system.
Notes: This class will start at 9:30 am. Studio doors open 15 minutes prior to class. A personal yoga mat is not required, the studio will provide all props. CLL students will be joining an on-going class, so please let the teacher know you are with the CLL group.
Class Leader(s): Lura Struzinsky
Class Leader Bio(s): Lura Stuzinsky has practiced yoga for over 15 years and became a teacher in 2017. Her main classes are Beginner's, Restorative, and personal yoga sessions. She is currently enrolled in a 500-hour program to deepen her practice.

Golf 101

Meeting Time: Monday 8:30 to 10:00
Classroom: Shalimar Pointe Golf Course
Course Description: This course will cover all aspects of golf for the novice, to include etiquette, terminology, grip, what club to use, etc.
Notes: $5.00 per person per session fee to cover cost of all needed supplies (clubs, balls, tees, etc.) will be collected.
Class Leader(s): Floyd Clarkson
Class Leader Bio(s): Floyd Clarkson has been a golf club professional for 20 years and has taught golf professionally for 30 years.

Grand Tour of the Universe

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: There have been many scientific revolutions in the last 120 years, from Relativity, Quantum Theory, to the discovery of Black Holes, the expansion of the universe and the mysterious Dark Matter and Dark Energy. This course takes a very basic look at topics in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology through the lens of these revolutions in knowledge. The discoveries and their discoverers will also be put into historical context, for example, what accepted wisdom did the revolutions overturn and what was the impact.
Class Leader(s): Louis Cerrato
Class Leader Bio(s): Louis Cerrato has a Ph.D. in engineering and worked for the Defense Dept. for over 40 years. He has a keen interest in all the physical sciences and tries to keep up with the latest discoveries.

Great Decisions

Meeting Time: Friday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: This is a study of American foreign policy, and the decisions America makes in regard to different countries and problems. Video followed by class discussion.
Class Leader(s): Dan Robison and Charlie Walters
Class Leader Bio(s): Dan Robison has a Ph.D. from Auburn, specializing in Modern Europe. Charlie Walters, who has an M.S. in adult learning, worked in training and human resources for a major utility in Wisconsin, and then served as Director of Safety for Cardinal Glass.

Guide to Estate Planning for FL Residents

Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: This course provides an overview of estate planning, probate issues, estate taxes, Medicaid planning, asset protection, and guardianship.

Notes: There is a non-refundable $15 materials fee.
Class Leader(s): J. Mark Fisher
Class Leader Bio(s): J. Mark Fisher received his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 1984. He has limited his practice to the field of Estate Planning, Probate, Wills and Trusts, and Nursing Home Medicaid Planning for over 30 years and has been teaching classes at UWF for 26 years. J. Mark Fisher has offices in FWB, Pensacola, and Panama City.

Humanitarian Projects around the Globe - Anyone can make a DIFFERENCE

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: Online
Course Description: Weekly we will discover, research and share various humanitarian projects just as information, or to participate in. Anyone can make a difference.
Notes: 5-week class meeting January 24, 31, February 7, 14 and 21.
Class Leader(s): Juanita Harvin
Class Leader Bio(s): Juanita Harvin, is a retired Host Nation Relations and Protocol Director. Her European family roots make her tours very extensive. As the owner of EurWay Tours, an Army brat, wife of a retired AF service member and the mother of 2 DoDDS graduates, have allowed her to visit many countries. Her recent project had her raise several thousand dollars to assist refugees to depart Ukraine, with 2 bus relocation efforts. She has delivered medical and food supplies to orphan homes and a Health clinic into western Ukraine, on her last visit in June 2022.

iLearn, iUnderstand, iPad

Meeting Time: Thursday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: 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. This is a six-week course meeting on January 19, and 26, and February 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Class Leader(s): Dolores Noechel
Class Leader Bio(s): Dolores Noechel is a former Ruckel math teacher, OCSD Instructional Technology and Media Services Specialist, and Assistant Principal at Fort Walton Beach High School.

Improver Line Dance

Meeting Time: Monday 11:15 to 12:15
Classroom: Studio Fuzion
Course Description: 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!

Class Leader(s): Aggie Marler
Class Leader Bio(s): 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 dancing, to deejay at national dance events for more than 10 years, and to teach local classes more than 15 years.

Intermediate Tap Dancing

Meeting Time: Monday 9:15 to 10:15
Classroom: Studio Fuzion
Course Description: This class is for the tappers ready for the next level up, a little more challenging and lots of fun!
Class Leader(s): Jackie Youngblood
Class Leader Bio(s): 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.

International Studies

Meeting Time: Thursday 8:30 to 10:00
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: This course broadly covers the activities/relations between Sovereign States addressing War, Diplomacy, Trade, and Foreign Policy. While providing summaries of current events on the International Stage we will attempt to discover apparent and fundamental changes underway in the 21st Century and what is relevant to American security interests and well-being. The course follows a Geopolitical approach integrating History and Geography to attempt an understanding in an evermore complex, chaotic, and interlinked World.
Class Leader(s): Barry Pritchett
Class Leader Bio(s): Barry Pritchett is a retired Army Officer who served in the Corps of Engineers in various assignments around the US and Europe. He is a former instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Jimmy Carter - U.S. President, Writer, Humanitarian

Meeting Time: Wednesday 8:30 to 10:00
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: We will study the life and presidency of President Jimmy Carter using primary documents, his writings, video, and numerous valid secondary sources. We will discuss his major decisions and their long-term effects on our world.
Notes: 6-week class meeting January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, and 22.
Class Leader(s): Pam Smith
Class Leader Bio(s): Pam Smith is a retired, secondary language arts and history. As a lifelong learner and educator, Pam has extensively studied the Holocaust as a Mandel Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has also studied American presidents through various symposiums and workshops. As a pianist, Pam has met President and Mrs. Carter numerous times while playing piano at their church in Plains.

Kindness Rocks - Rock Painting with Trish

Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: ADSO
Course Description: Using acrylic paints, mixing colors, gluing accessories to rocks, at the end of the course, each student will have at least 2 rocks which they can keep or give to someone.
Notes: Rocks, paints and brushes will be provided the first day. If students want to continue, they will need to buy some 2 oz. acrylic paints and a few brushes. Note: Such paints can be purchased at any hobby store (Michael's, Jo-Ann's), as can a variety of brushes.
Class Leader(s): Trish Rowe
Class Leader Bio(s): Trish Rowe has been painting rocks for 6 years now. She finds it to be fun and not as intimidating as a canvas. She has experimented with various techniques and is self-taught.

Knitting

Meeting Time: Wednesday 2:45 to 4:15
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: This is a class for beginners and those more experienced. Beginners will start with a dish cloth and can move on to a stocking cap or scarf. Beginners: Please bring a ball of cotton yarn and size 10 or 10 1/2 (16" circular) needles. Others may bring their own projects.
Class Leader(s): Cece Allen and Patricia A. Cragin
Class Leader Bio(s): Cece Allen has been knitting for over 60 years. She enjoys teaching and problem solving. Pat Cragin has been knitting for as many years and loves sharing her experience.

Live Your Best Life - Intro and Renewal

Meeting Time: Monday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Live Your Best Life Intro and Renewal (new and former Students), is an opportunity to explore/enhance your relationship with yourself and how you react to all you see, hear, and experience. Gaining this understanding and awareness, you are given options you've never seen that you have, leading you to make better choices. These choices are in your best interest and lead you in the direction of Living Your Best Life. The class is educational and experiential. Each week I will share a tool to experience and "play with", to see how it can create amazing changes in every aspect of your life. Join me on this journey. This is a 7-week class
Notes: A $5 fee for supplies is requested.This is a 7-week class meeting January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6.
Class Leader(s): Debbie Feldman
Class Leader Bio(s): Debbie Feldman has been a teacher, counselor, and healer all her adult life. She has a Bachelor's in Education, a Master's in Clinical and Medical Social Work, and training in the healing arts of Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, and Therapeutic Touch. Debbie has been in practice as a psychotherapist and healer for over 35 years. She also owned and operated a fast-food restaurant, giving her insight into what it means to run a small business.

Living Your Best Life In RELATIONSHIPS

Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Students of Live Your Best Life (LYBL) requested this class and recommended it to be FOR WOMAN ONLY in order to create a safe environment for them to share. We will use the tools from the LYBL class to interpret and respond to our relationships, allowing us to manage our relationships more effectively and with a greater sense of peace. I apologize in advance to any men who wish to take this course. We'll aim for a men's or joint women and men's session next semester. This is a 7-week class.
Notes: $5 fee is requested.This is a 7-week class meeting January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6.
Class Leader(s): Debbie Feldman
Class Leader Bio(s): Debbie Feldman has been a teacher, counselor, and healer all her adult life. She has a Bachelor's in Education, a Master's in Clinical and Medical Social Work, and training in the healing arts of Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, and Therapeutic Touch. Debbie has been in practice as a psychotherapist and healer for over 35 years. She also owned and operated a fast-food restaurant, giving her insight into what it means to run a small business

Microsoft Excel 101

Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: 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.
Class Leader(s): Kathy Alexander and Delores Edwards
Class Leader Bio(s): 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.

Navigating Equity and Fixed Income Markets in Today's Inflationary Environment

Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Is your Portfolio Ready for What's Next? We will discuss various asset classes, asset allocation and how to position your portfolio
Class Leader(s): Matt Ritter
Class Leader Bio(s): Matt holds Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses. As well as an Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation with 22 years in the Securities Industry

Neurographic Art - The Art of Positive Change

Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: Enlightened Studios
Course Description: Neuro for brain, graphic for art, combines meditation and the simple drawing of lines to connect and offer healing to the brain. You write a problem or challenge on one side of the page. Then, turning it over, you are guided through a process of drawing lines, creating spaces to be filled in by bright colors. End result? Relaxed, happy art and maybe even some solving of what you wrote on the other side.
Notes: $20 fee for supplies, 4-week class meeting January 20, February 3, 17 and March 3.
Class Leader(s): Lucinda Bunn
Class Leader Bio(s): Lucinda Bunn is an artist, writer, beach lover and is owned by Atlas the One-Eyed Cat. Lucinda knows first-hand the benefit of this practice, for soothing and solving everyday life issues.

Okaloosa County Museum Trail

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15-11:45
Classroom: UWF first class only
Course Description: Tour all museums in Okaloosa County. Each museum will be sent a list of expected attendees. The exception is the last tour day when we visit all three museums in the northern part of the county. We meet at the Air Force Armament Museum and carpool to Bob Sikes Office/Collections, Carver-Hill in Crestview the Baker Block Museum. This will be an all- day class with us having lunch at a restaurant. Other museums on the "trail" include Destin History and Fishing, Air Force Armament, Emerald Coast Science Center, Heritage Park and Cultural Center, and Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida.
Notes: $22 class fee to be paid at the first class to cover the museum fees. 7- week class, first class on January 17 will be held at UWF. Classes meet January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 and March 7. No class on February 28. Museum visits begin January 24. A list of each week's location will be given at the January 17 class. Students are responsible for driving to museums each week.
Class Leader(s): Barbara Palmgren
Class Leader Bio(s): 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 seniors become aware of all the museums in the county.

Organize and Display Your Photos

Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Get out your old photos and video clips and put them in a format that can easily be displayed and shared. Using the Windows Movie Maker program on the classroom computers students will learn how to group their photos and movie clips into a single movie with music, narration and titles which can be displayed on any computer, TV or smart phone. Special effects and transitions between photos and movie clips will be demonstrated. Conversion of your hard copy photos and negatives into digital format will be discussed. This is an intermediate class requiring basic Windows computer skills. The movie files we make can be played but not created or edited on Apple computers. However, photos taken and stored on iPhones can be used in your movie.
Class Leader(s): Billy Walker and Walter Spodeck
Class Leader Bio(s): Billy Walker has taught Video Processing, iPad and Drone classes at CLL for several years. Two of his favorite hobbies are videography and photography. Walt Spodeck has assisted in this class and the Drone class for several years.

Paper Artz

Meeting Time: Friday 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Classroom: Covenant Community Church
Course Description: In this class you will learn to make 25 or more simple greeting cards.
Notes: $40 fee for supplies. 6-week class meeting January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, and 24. Covenant Community Church1007 Gospel RdFt Walton Beach, Fl
Class Leader(s): Patricia A. Cragin and Lydia Weaver
Class Leader Bio(s): Pat Cragin is a retired nurse and has made cards for over 15 years.

Pickleball - Early Risers

Meeting Time: Thursday 8:00 to 9:00
Classroom: FWB Rec Center
Course Description: This class is for anyone wanting to play pickleball from beginners to better than beginners. We will teach the basics and the scoring system. If you sign up and already have skills, we may even recruit you to help teach.

Notes: Please bring your paddle
Class Leader(s): Carol Achtien and Dewey Hale
Class Leader Bio(s): Carol Achtien has played PickleBall for multiple years and plays 2 or 3 times a week where she lives in Kelly Plantation in Destin. She “‚Ķabsolutely loves the game!” In addition to being an active player, she has taught many new players the basics of the game in her community. Dewey Hale is an experienced recreational and competitive pickleball player and has played and taught the game to beginning or novice players for the past 5 years.

Pickleball - Late Riser

Meeting Time: Thursday 10:00 to 11:00
Classroom: FWB Rec Center
Course Description: This class is for anyone wanting to play pickleball from beginners to better than beginners. We will teach the basics and the scoring system. If you sign up and already have skills, we may even recruit you to help teach.

Notes: Please bring your paddle
Class Leader(s): Nicole Blatt and Dottie Mossman
Class Leader Bio(s): Nicole Blatt is not a pickleball expert but knows the rules and how to score. She learned to play last year. Dottie is an experienced recreational and competitive pickleball player and has played and taught the game to beginning or novice players for the past several years.

Quilting 101

Meeting Time: Tuesday 1:00 to 3:30
Classroom: Stitcher's Quest
Course Description: Learn to make a quilt in 7 sessions. We will complete a small "Rail Fence" quilt with fabrics chosen by you. The finished Quilt will be approximately 41x 41 inches.
Notes: A supply fee of $120 will be collected at first class to cover pattern, thread, batting, and fabric allowance. This is a 7-week class starting on January 17 and ending February 28. Students should bring sewing snips, rotary cutter, a seam ripper, fabric marker or pencil, and sewing pins to class. Classroom sewing machines will be provided during class time. However, there will be homework and home access to a sewing machine will be needed or you may stay after class until 5:00. Fabric will be chosen during first class.
Class Leader(s): Margaret Kota and Judy Musteric
Class Leader Bio(s): Margaret Kota is an avid quilter and teaches Free Motion Quilting and Ruler Work as well as other classes at Stitcher's Quest. Judy Musteric is the owner/operator of Stitcher's Quest and has hosted Beginning quilting and sewing classes in conjunction with CLL for several years.

Renaissance and Reformation

Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Europe pulled itself out of the Dark Ages, with the affirmation of the individual and the fracturing of the Christian Church.
Class Leader(s): Dan Robison
Class Leader Bio(s): Dan Robison received his Ph.D. in history from Auburn University, specializing in Modern Europe, and has taught a variety of courses for CLL since 2001.

Rhythm and Blues

Meeting Time: Friday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Listen and learn about great RandB Music from the 50's and 60's.
Class Leader(s): Bob Butler
Class Leader Bio(s): Bob Butler holds an MBA from Central Michigan University. He has been a Junior H.S. Math teacher, a Buick dealer, and has a lifelong passion for "My kind of Music."

Second-Level Quilting: Spring Table Runner and Star Wall Hanging

Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 3:30
Classroom: Stitcher's Quest
Course Description: We will complete two second-level quilting projects from kits that match our sample project. Table runner will include three blocks - Rail Fence, Churn Dash, and Ohio Star. Wall hanging (18"x18") will be an introduction to Flying Geese blocks. Both projects will be completed with backing and binding.
Notes: Kit fee is $80 and will be collected at first session. This is a 7-week class starting on January 16 and ending February 27. The Kit includes fabric, batting, thread, and pattern. Check with Stitcher's Quest to see sample project. Kits for projects will be ready for pick-up at first class and will match sample project. Classroom sewing machines will be available during class time. Bring sewing tools: Sewing snips and rotary cutter, seam ripper, quilting ruler, 2 pencils.
Class Leader(s): Jackie Russel and Judy Musteric
Class Leader Bio(s): Jackie Russel is a recent new resident of the area having relocated from Connecticut. She is a professional artist and master quilter.Judy Musteric is the owner/operator of Stitcher's Quest and has housed beginning quilt and sewing project classes in conjunction with CLL for several years.

Senior Self-Defense at Mathis Martial Arts

Meeting Time: Tuesday 1:45 to 2:15
Classroom: Mathis Martial Arts
Course Description: Don't get caught off-guard! Be prepared!! Self-defense training teaches you how to stay aware of your surroundings and fend off attackers with whatever you have. Learn how to use your purse, cane, walking stick, or just your hands and feet as powerful self-defense weapons. Learn how to prepare for the unexpected and how to quickly disable an assailant and get away.
Class Leader(s): Kevin Mathis and Kyndall Mathis
Class Leader Bio(s): Kevin Mathis has been teaching Martial Arts in Fort Walton Beach for over 35 years. He is an 9th degree black belt and has traveled and taught all over the world. Kyndall, Kevin's 19 year old daughter, is a 4th degree black belt that has no problem whatsoever in defending herself!

Shedding What's Weighing You Down

Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Things that "weigh" us down come in many forms: physical heaviness, emotional baggage, mental anguish. Shedding what's weighing you down is about letting go of attitudes, habits and beliefs that aren't bringing you the fulfillment that you want in your life. This course will teach you techniques to help eliminate the heaviness in mind, body and spirit so you can truly enjoy your life.

Notes: This is a 7-week class starting January 18, the missed week will be determined at a later date.
Class Leader(s): Holly Brelia
Class Leader Bio(s): Holly Brelia has a MS in psychology and counseling, is a registered nurse, massage therapist and retired Army pilot. She is a life-long student and enjoys sharing her knowledge.

So, THIS is watercolor painting!

Meeting Time: Monday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: ADSO
Course Description: Using Techniques and tricks make watercolors fun! We will cover basic use of the medium, brushes and paper. This will include practice with techniques and painting various subjects such as flowers, trees, landscape, birds, etc. Bring pictures if you wish.
Notes: $35 class fee for paints, paper and brushes. Students should bring a pencil, two containers for water, masking tape, paper towels, kneaded eraser and any watercolor supplies you have. Please mask if you feel it necessary.
Class Leader(s): Carolyn Williams and Dorothy Edens
Class Leader Bio(s): Carolyn Willimas has been painting for over 25 years and is owner of Sand Dollar Cottage, an artist's co-operative. She teaches both private and group classes in watercolor and acrylics. She is certified by Florida to teach K-12 art.Dorothy Edens has been a local artist for several years, is a graduate of Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale, works in pen and ink, watercolor and mixed media. She shows her art at Sand Dollar Cottage and HH Arts.

Supreme Court: Its History and Role

Meeting Time: Thursday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: 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 impact on American society from the early Republic to the new millennium. Included in our discussions will be the Court's history and traditions, role of the chief justice, qualifications of the justices, nomination and confirmation process, daily operations, landmark decisions, judicial review and the debate on Court reform.

Class Leader(s): Dr. Marie Hallion
Class Leader Bio(s): Dr. Marie Hallion is an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School and the School of Undergraduate Studies of the University of Maryland Global Campus. She specializes in organizational theory and a wide range of courses in government and politics including the judicial process. Among the awards she has received are the UMUC Teaching Excellence Award, the Graduate School Commitment to Excellence Award and the Professional Achievement Award.

Tai Chi at Mathis Martial Arts

Meeting Time: Tuesday 1:00 to 1:45
Classroom: Mathis Martial Arts
Course Description: Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.

Class Leader(s): Kevin Mathis and Kyndall Mathis
Class Leader Bio(s): Kevin Mathis has been teaching Martial Arts in Fort Walton Beach for over 35 years. He is a 9th degree black belt and has traveled and taught all over the world.

Tap Dancing for Fun

Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:20 to 11:20
Classroom: Studio Fuzion
Course Description: If you love music and love to dance, this is the class for you. Get your tap shoes and get ready for fun!

Class Leader(s): Jackie Youngblood
Class Leader Bio(s): 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.

Travel Tips and Tricks

Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: "How-to's" on travel vacations, cruising, land tours, and trains. How to use the various reservation options to get good flights. How to pack, take what is needed, and what not to take. New this term will be a discussion on post Covid traveling. 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 starting January 19th.
Notes: Class meets January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Class Leader(s): Dennis Lauer and Karen Lauer
Class Leader Bio(s): Karen and Denny Lauer love to travel on land or at sea and have lots of experience to share. Whether giving general information or specific tips, they have fun in their classes and make sure all enjoy.

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

Meeting Time: Wednesday 9:00 to 11:00
Classroom: Enlightened Studios - Sound Cafe
Course Description: We will start with a simple plant with no background, then learn some watercolor techniques and skills, and finish with a complete frameable scene. No drawing skills will be needed as this is a watercolor class and not a drawing class.
Notes: There is a $10 fee for supplies. This will be a 6-week class meeting January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22. I will send out a list of supplies before the class.Sound Cafe, 142 Miracle Strip Parkway SEFort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Class Leader(s): Andrea Soultanian
Class Leader Bio(s): Andrea owned her own business for 30 years and found watercolor a perfect way to bring balance into her life. She has been taking classes from various different instructors, and has studied Calligraphy, Pen and ink, Chinese brush stroke painting, acrylic painting and the list goes on. Watercolor is her most favorite form of art.

When Machines Fail

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF
Course Description: Modern machines have made our lives easier, particularly by greatly improving travel and communication. We need these machines to work perfectly and the people operating them to not make mistakes. But mistakes can happen, and such things as bad weather tend to cause catastrophes. We will look at some of these incidents and try to understand what happened. Examples will include why a Soviet submarine almost fired a nuclear torpedo, or what happed on the ill-fated voyage of the Edmond Fitzgerald? Note: different scenarios will be discussed that were not presented in my previous classes.
Class Leader(s): Robert Huffman
Class Leader Bio(s): 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.

Yoga Gentle Flow

Meeting Time: Thursday 9:30 to 10:30
Classroom: VFW
Course Description: Yoga Vinyasa Flow is conducive to beginning or continuing a gentle Yoga Hatha practice to improve balance, flexibility and mindfulness.
Notes: Must bring your own yoga mat, blocks, strap. A small blanket is optional.
Class Leader(s): Annette Seda
Class Leader Bio(s): Annette has Yoga Alliance 200-HR RYT certification.

Yoga With Jacky

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:45 to 12:00
Classroom: Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Course Description: Let me guide you though a gentle feel good yoga class with Meditation, oils, poses along with some breathe work and a guided Savasana (final resting pose). Jac
Notes: 7-week class starting January 24. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before class starts to set up.
Class Leader(s): Jacky Huhn
Class Leader Bio(s): Jackie is a E-CYT 500hr certified yoga instructor who has been teaching for 8+ years. She has certifications in Yogafit Warrior, PTSD yoga, and Yin yoga.

Zumba Gold Seated Dance Fitness

Meeting Time: Monday 11:00 to 12:00
Classroom: First Baptist Christian Life Center
Course Description: This is a fun dance fitness workout while sitting in a chair. These are dance routines that work on each of the major muscle groups in a fun way that does not seem like you're working out. A 6-week class.

Notes: 6-week class meeting January 16, 23, February 13, 20, 27 and March 6.
Class Leader(s): Dawn Hamilton
Class Leader Bio(s): Dawn Hamilton has been a Zumba instructor for 9 years. She has Zumba Gold classes in Niceville and FWB. She has loved the joy of dancing and working out with everyone regardless of their fitness level.

Zumba Gold with Sundy

Meeting Time: Tuesday 9:00 to 9:45
Classroom: First Baptist Church
Course Description: 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.

Notes: Wear comfortable shoes/clothing and bring water. Classes meet in the "Christian Life Center" at the First Baptist Church, 21 First St., FWB.
Class Leader(s): Sundy Keichel
Class Leader Bio(s): Sundy Keichel has been teaching fitness classes for over 8 years. She currently teaches Zumba, Zumba Gold, Pilates, and Senior Fitness in FWB.

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