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    Schedule — CLL Classes for January 2022


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    Reminders:
    • All courses meet for 8 consecutive weeks and begin the week of January 17th — unless stated otherwise in a course's description.
    Exception: No classes at UWF on MLK Day, the 17th.
    •  Meeting times and classroom locations are subject to change until registration begins.
    • Any changes made after this info was initially posted will be highlighted in yellow. Check back from time to time to view the latest info.



    Absolute Beginner - Line Dance
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 11:20 to 12:20
    Classroom: Studio Fuzion
    Course Description: "Absolute Beginner" line dance is an introduction to basic line dances. These will be the easiest of all. 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 your brain!
    Note(s): Meets at 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. She has also been a Water Aerobics instructor at the Lefebvre Aquatic Center for many years.

    Acrylic Painting with Pat - Flowers
    Meeting Time: Thursday 9:30 to 12:30
    Classroom: ADSO
    Course Description: Create several acrylic paintings of flowers with instructor. No experience necessary.
    Note(s): Has a $35 supply fee, non-refundable. Double sessions 4-week course meeting February 17, 24, March 3, and 10, at ADSO.
    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, HH Arts.

    Acrylic Painting with Pat - Landscapes/Seascapes
    Meeting Time: Thursday 9:30 to 12:30
    Classroom: ADSO
    Course Description: Create several acrylic paintings of landscapes and seascapes with instructor. No experience necessary.
    Note(s): Has a $35 supply fee, non-refundable. Double session 4-week course meeting January 20, 27, February 3, and 10, at ADSO.
    Class Leader(s): Pat Roberts
    Class Leader Bio(s): Pat Roberts: (See “Acrylic Painting with Pat - Flowers” for full bio)

    America - 15,000 BCE to Present Day
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    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, BA 1973, MA 1974, retired from Allstate Insurance Company as claim manager. Retired USAFR (Civil Engineering). Now, work part-time as an investigator for a large FWB law firm.

    American Civil War
    Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: We will discuss many aspects of the American Civil War, including the women's role, the Battle for Fort Sumter, some naval engagements, famous leaders, causes, battles, unknown raids, and what was going on during the final days of the war. We will have one guest speaker.
    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” for full bio).

    America's Historical Experience
    Meeting Time: Friday 8:30 to 10:00
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: This course is a historical discussion class based on the work(s) of two Yale historians, James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytles (primarily their work in “After the Fact, The Art of Historical Detection”). They compile the works of several prominent historians investigating such topics as the founding of the Jamestown Colony, the events surrounding the Declaration of Independence, the ‘Invisible’ Pioneers that accompany settlement in North America, President Truman’s decision to drop the Atomic bomb in 1945, and several other key American events. The class is intended to show relevancy to current developments and trends observed in America today.
    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.

    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. Meets at Jazz Fusion in the Santa Rosa mall.
    Class Leader(s): Jackie Youngblood
    Class Leader Bio(s): Jackie Youngblood: See “Tap Dancing for Fun”

    Basic Pottery - February 14 to March 7
    Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 4:00
    Classroom: ADSO
    Course Description: You will be making a charcuterie platter using unique tools found around the home to make interesting texture inside the dishes. There is a $40.00 non-refundable supply fee to cover materials. This is a double session, 4-weeks course, meeting February 14, 21, 28 and March 7. This is the same class as Basic Pottery -January 17 to February 7. Only sign up for one of the two Basic Pottery classes.
    Class Leader(s): Sherry Cooler and Pat Basque
    Class Leader Bio(s): Sherry Cooler has been a potter and instructor for 25 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 17 to February 7
    Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 4:00
    Classroom: ADSO
    Course Description: You will be making a charcuterie platter using unique tools found around the home to make interesting texture inside the dishes.
    Note(s): There is a $40.00 non-refundable supply fee to cover materials. This is a double session, 4-weeks course, meeting January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2022. This is the same class as Basic Pottery -February 14 to March 7. Only sign up for one of the two Basic Pottery classes.
    Class Leader(s): Sherry Cooler and Pat Basque
    Class Leader Bio(s): Sherry Cooler has been a potter and instructor for 25 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 thiscourse.

    Beginner Quilting
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 3:00
    Classroom: Stitcher's Quest
    Course Description: Learn to make a quilt in 7 classes. We will complete a small “Rail Fence” quilt that finishes at approximately 41”x 41”. Students should bring a small pair of scissors, a seam ripper, and sewing pins to class. Classroom sewing machines and other basic tools will be provided during class. However, students will need home access to a sewing machine to finish homework or may stay until 5:00 on class days to use classroom machines. A supply fee of $100 will be collected at first class to cover fabric, thread, batting, and pattern costs. Students will choose fabric for their quilt at first class. This is a 7-weeks class meeting January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2.
    Class Leader(s): Karol Pittsenberger and Judy Musteric
    Class Leader Bio(s): Karol Pittsenberger is an avid quilter and teaches Beginning Quilting classes at Stitcher's Quest. Judy Musteric is the owner/operator of Stitcher's Quest and has hosted beginning quilt and sewing project classes in conjunction with CLL for the last several years

    Beginner Sign Language
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: 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(s): Rachel Godwin
    Class Leader Bio(s): Rachel Godwin has 21 years of experience as a Sign Language Instructor for Community Education night classes.

    Beginning Ukulele Class
    Meeting Time: Thursday 1:00 to 3:00
    Classroom: Playground Music
    Course Description: This class will introduce students to the ukulele and basic chords. Students will learn with these chords, the strumming patterns and chord changes needed to play songs by the end of the class term.
    Note(s): Participants must have their own ukulele, or rent one from Playground Music. In addition, they should bring a tuner device (Shark brand) to tune their ukulele for each class meeting. This is a 6-weeks class meeting February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 and 10.
    Class Leader(s): Linda Pfeifer
    Class Leader Bio(s): Linda Pfeifer is a retired art teacher and has played the ukulele for more than ten years. She and fellow ukulele players entertain at local nursing homes.

    Best Safety Tips for Seniors
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 8:30 to 10:00
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit will instruct citizens on ways to protect themselves and their belongings. Some of the topics covered in the course will be fraud, scams, ID theft, personal safety, and home safety.
    Note(s): This is a 7-weeks class meeting January 19, 26, February 9, 16, 23, March 2 and 9. No class February 2.
    Class Leader(s): Ashley Bailey
    Class Leader Bio(s): Ashley Bailey is the Crime Prevention Mgr. with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The Florida Crime Prevention Assoc. awarded Ashley the 2011 Crime Prevention Practitioner of the year for the State of FL.

    Beyond Beginning Genealogy
    Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: This class expands on the topics presented in the “Connecting Lines of your Family History.” Topics in that class were similar to those typically found in a beginning genealogy class. This class will go beyond those topics and will help to enrich and expand your research findings, and provide improved and polished strategies for presenting those findings. The class includes eight 90-minute sessions of structured presentation.
    Note(s): Class participants should be prepared to participate in the research of their family's history.
    Class Leader(s): Edward Pfeifer
    Class Leader Bio(s): Ed Pfeifer is a retired classroom teacher, school administrator, curriculum coordinator, and Deputy Chief of Education for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in the Pacific Area. He has been following his family history line for approximately twenty years.

    Braiding and Beading
    Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Learn to make lovely necklaces and bracelets using the Japanese Kumihimo and classic beading techniques. The class should result in production of a necklace and bracelet. Kumihimo supplies required are $25 and beading supplies for $10 are available on the first day of class. This double session four weeks class meeting January 21, 28, February 4 and 11.
    Class Leader(s): Dennis Lauer and Karen Lauer
    Class Leader Bio(s): Denny Lauer is an experienced CLL teacher and has been creating Kumihimo braid and beading designs for over five years. He and his wife, Karen, sell their work under the logo of Beadmarks. Karen Lauer is an experienced artist and CLL class leader. She has been creating unique beaded jewelry for 20 years. This is a double session four weeks class meeting January 21, 28, February 4 and 11. The Kumihimo kit costs $25 and separate bead/braid supplies cost $10.

    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 Gina Brim is a retired school teacher/librarian.

    Card Sharks - Deal with It!
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:45
    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. This will be a six-week course, meeting January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 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: Wednesday 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.
    Note(s): Meets at Symmetry Integrated Health 430 Racetrack Rd NE
    Class Leader(s): Christie Morgan
    Class Leader Bio(s): Christie Morgan is a Licensed Massage Therapist and co-founder of Source Institute, now Certified Yoga Instructor and owner of Symmetry Integrative Health. Loves the outdoors, hiking, beaching, and mediating.

    Chair Yoga - Hatha
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 9:00 to 10:00
    Classroom: Online
    Course Description: Chair Yoga classes will explore Hatha yoga through breathing, feeling and listening to the body, using a chair as the primary prop. The class will focus on both seated and supported standing poses. The class is designed for anyone interested in beginning a Yoga Practice. The class will introduce basic breathing techniques, stretches, poses, and meditation.
    Note(s): For this online class, you need a sturdy chair, such as a folding chair, and your yoga mat. Also, PC or MAC with camera and microphone for access to Zoom. A camera view of your full self will allow instructor to provide helpful feedback.
    Class Leader(s): Annette Seda
    Class Leader Bio(s): Annette Seda has completed 200-Hour Teacher Training through YogaFit, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200 Yoga Alliance.

    Comparative Religions
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Leaders from six different churches will present the traditions and doctrines of their religion.
    Note(s): This will be a six-weeks course, meeting January 19, 26, 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.

    Cribbage - How to Play
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 2:45 to 4:15
    Classroom: VFW
    Course Description: Learn the basic game of Cribbage for two players, following the rules in The American Cribbage Congress (ACC) Rule Book. Cribbage Boards and 52-Card decks will be available at the class. The class is ideal for new players, or those players wanting to gain more confidence in tournament play. Sequence of play, protocol, strategy, and tournament specific rules will be introduced followed by game play. This is an 8-week class.
    Note(s): Class meets at VFW, 213 Carol Ave NW, FWB.
    Class Leader(s): Pete Seda and Annette Seda
    Class Leader Bio(s): Pete Seda is former Director for the local American Cribbage Congress (ACC) Greater Okaloosa Grass Roots Cribbage Club. Annette Seda is a certified judge for ACC tournament play.

    Criminology: Did the Devil Make Me Do It?
    Meeting Time: Thursday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Why DO people commit crime? Why DON'T they? Those sound like questions that are easy enough to answer, but--like much of how the criminal justice system operates--it gets complex and complicated pretty quickly. We'll look at historical explanations for criminality. We'll talk about the different theories and explanations for why people commit crimes, and why they do not. If this is your first time in this class and if all goes well, you will leave class more bewildered, bemused, and befuddled than when you started, or not!
    Class Leader(s): Kathy Johnson
    Class Leader Bio(s): 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.

    Curve Stitching: from Mathematics to Art
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: We will learn to make beautiful curved designs by drawing only straight lines with pencil and ruler, continuing as far as we can.
    Class Leader(s): Dale Simmons
    Class Leader Bio(s): Dale Simmons spent 37 years in the classroom teaching mathematics from basic skills through AP Calculus.

    Discover the Power of Your Mind
    Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Discover the Power of Your Mind using self-hypnosis. Hypnosis isn't a parlor game. It is a scientifically proven way to overcome a number of issues quickly, effortlessly and without side effects. You will learn:
    • How our subconscious mind works.
    • The difference betwee hypnosis and self-hypnosis.
    • Myths of Hypnosis
    • Who uses Hypnosis?
    • How to do self-hypnosis.
    • The best way to do self-hypnosis to change your habits. Using the Power of Your Mind you can do the things that will change your life. You are the only one who can strengthen your will to make changes in your life.
    Note(s): No class at UWF on MLK Day, Jan. 17th.
    Class Leader(s): Peggy Hyde
    Class Leader Bio(s): Dr. Peggy Hyde is Certified as an instructor by the National Guild of Hypnotist. She an adjunct faculty member of the International National Guild of Hypnotist education seminar. In her 25+ yrs., she has several specialized trainings in a number of different hypnosis areas. She has worked with clients and students all over the world.

    Drones for Beginners
    Meeting Time: Friday 8:30 to 10:00
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    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.
    Note(s): 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.

    Encaustics Plus
    Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 4:00
    Classroom: HH Arts
    Course Description: You cannot make a mistake with wax. You will make cards, pictures of all kinds. Dabble in cold wax too. Use stamps, stencils, ink and other medium on the wax. You work with a hot iron, griddle and stylus.
    Note(s): This is a double session 4-weeks class and will meet January 17, 24, 31 and February 7. There is a supply fee of $40. HH Arts is located at 100 Beal Pkwy SW, FWB.
    Class Leader(s): Helen Harris
    Class Leader Bio(s): Helen Harris has dabbled in almost every medium of art her whole life. Still does, even with a career in the airline industry. Encaustics and paper cutting have become her favorite to date. This is a double session 4-weeks class and will meet January 17, 24, 31 and February. There is a supply fee of $40.

    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! 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.
    Note(s): Please have a straight chair available in a large enough space to move freely. Yoga mat may be helpful but isn't necessary. This 6-week class meets twice weekly (Tuesday and Thursday), January 18 thru February 24.
    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.
    Note(s): 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.

    Experimenting with Art is fun!
    Meeting Time: Monday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: ADSO
    Course Description: Art is fun! In this class, we will experiment with a different medium or style each week. We will work with paints and/or pen-and-ink on a variety of surfaces. Learn new techniques and find your creative side!
    Note(s): 6-week course meeting January 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, and 21. $35 supply fee.
    Class Leader(s): Carolyn Williams and Dorothy Edens
    Class Leader Bio(s): Carolyn Williams is an artist in watercolor, acrylics, and mixed media. She owns the Sand Dollar Cottage and Art gallery in Navarre, Fl. Dorothy Edens is a graduate from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale who works in pen and ink, watercolor, and mixed media.

    Food Ingredients - The Who, What, Where and How?
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    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 Ingredients - What comes from grains and How corn is processed to make sweeteners and many other food ingredients.
    Note(s): A 7-week class starting on January 19, other dates to be determined.
    Class Leader(s): Sharon Purvis
    Class Leader Bio(s): Sharon Purvis has a BS degree in Chemistry from Kent State University and is the retired Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Director for an International Food and Grain company, where she worked for 42 years. She also served on the Corn Refiners Association Technical committee for 35 years. She has been working with CLL for 6 years.

    Foundations and Principles of the U.S. Constitution
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    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. $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 for Beginners
    Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: Online
    Course Description: Topics covered in this introductory course will include greetings, family, activities, travel, numbers, and that all-important aspect of French culture: food. In class we will practice basic vocabulary and structures. Afterwards, two free online programs will provide opportunities to practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing the material as much -- or as little -- as you wish.
    Class Leader(s): Christine Lanoue
    Class Leader Bio(s): After studying French in high school and college, Chris Lanoue went to France for a summer and stayed for 17 years. She has taught French in Okaloosa County for more than 20 years.

    French for Review and Conversation
    Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: Online
    Course Description: If you took French in school and feel like you've forgotten it all, you may be surprised at how much will come back with a little practice. After reviewing vocabulary and a verb tense in class, we'll practice in small groups using breakout rooms. Two free online programs will allow you to practice more between classes if you wish.
    Class Leader(s): Christine Lanoue
    Class Leader Bio(s): Chris Lanoue: (See “French for Beginners” for full bio)

    Fundamentals of Investing
    Meeting Time: Thursday 2:45 to 4:15
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: 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(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 Euchre, Wizard, and Qwirkle, along with other familiar and not so familiar games.
    Note(s): Class meets at Covenant Community Church. Location is 1008 Gospel Rd, FWB.
    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. Denny Lauer is a retired Navy Flight Officer who sat around a lot so has years of experience playing games!

    Gentle Yoga
    Meeting Time: Monday 9:30 to 10:30
    Classroom: Symmetry Integrative Health
    Course Description: This class includes stretches, easy basic yoga, strengthening and balance. Some experience with yoga needed. This not an aggressive yoga class with difficult poses.
    Note(s): Some experience with yoga needed. Meet at Symmetry, 430 Racetrack Road NE, FWB.
    Class Leader(s): Maria Seller
    Class Leader Bio(s): Maria Seller is a student of yoga for 15 years and an instructor for 3 years. She is a lover of movement, positivity, and laughter.

    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.
    Note(s): Class meets at the Shalimar Point Golf Course, a $5.00 per person per session fee to cover cost of all needed supplies (clubs, balls, tees, etc.) will be collected. Class starts January 17.
    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 Classroom
    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 Classroom
    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 Jack Burnham
    Class Leader Bio(s): Dan Robison (See: “Victorian England” for full bio). Jack Burnham served 24 years in the Air Force as an intelligence officer, then 18 years as civilian contractor. His MA is from Oklahoma U.

    Guide to Estate Planning for FL Residents
    Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: This course provides an overview of estate planning, probate issues, estate taxes, Medicaid planning, asset protection, and guardianship.
    Note(s): 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 24 years. He has offices in FWB, Pensacola, and Panama City.

    Healing Hatha Yoga
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:00 to 11:15
    Classroom: Dragonfly Yoga
    Course Description: This class is a bit more active than the other easy classes! This healing class is a moderate paced class that is intended to be a midpoint between Hatha and Vinyasa in pace and activity level. Its aim is to release the trapped energies that underlie our physical discomfort and mental stress and help us open up to the divine healer within and to new possibilities.
    Note(s): Bring a yoga mat if you have one! Class meets at Dragonfly Yoga, 184 Brooks Street, FWB.
    Class Leader(s): Laura Tyree and Melinda Roman
    Class Leader Bio(s): Laura Tyree (see “Yoga” for full bio). Melinda Roman's quiet and clear presence make for an amazing class. Her many years of teaching are apparent in her knowledge and style.

    Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Fire Away
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: Zoom Online (Change)
    Course Description: This course is all about taking better pictures. Any camera will suffice. The group will spend every other week in the field taking pictures, alternating weeks we will critique them in the classroom. If the past is any indication, we will have representatives for Canon, Nikon, Sony iPhone and bridge cameras to answer some of your camera particular questions. This is a group social event as well as improving your pictures. Practicum locations will be dependent on weather and will be emailed to the students.
    Class Leader(s): James Eustace and Steve Penner
    Class Leader Bio(s): Jim Eustace has been involved in photography since spending time in Europe in 1978. His primary camera is Canon. Steve Penner will be the co-leader for this course (a Sony mirrorless guy). Louis Cerrato is our Nikon go-to person. Dale Palmer is both a Nikon and Canon bridge aficionado. Also available is Nicole Blatt, who is our iPhone rep.

    iLearn, iUnderstand, iPad
    Meeting Time: Monday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    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 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, and 28.
    Class Leader(s): Dolores Noechel
    Class Leader Bio(s): Dolores Noechel bio: See “Card Sharks -- Deal with It!”

    Improver Line Dance
    Meeting Time: Monday 11:00 to 12:00
    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!
    Note(s): Meets at Studio Fuzion, 300 Mary Esther Blvd, Ste 26, Mary Esther, FL (in Santa Rosa Mall)
    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 10:00
    Classroom: Studio Fuzion
    Course Description: This class is for tappers who have some experience in tap and are ready for more of a challenge. Get ready for fun!
    Note(s): Meets at Studio Fuzion, 300 Mary Esther Blvd, Ste 26, Mary Esther, FL (in Santa Rosa Mall)
    Class Leader(s): Jackie Youngblood
    Class Leader Bio(s): Jackie Youngblood: See “Tap Dancing for Fun”

    Inviting Disasters When Machines Fail
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Modern machines have allowed us to explore space, harness nuclear power, and fly quickly around the world. However, machines may fail because people take chances, or they do not follow rules, or simply because technology fails. We will look at some of these incidents to discuss what happened. Examples will include why the first commercial jet failed, why the Russian submarine Kursk sank, or why our own country inadvertently dropped an unarmed nuclear bomb in South Carolina?
    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.

    iPhone Photography
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Which camera takes the best pictures? The one you have with you, of course! In this class, you will learn how to get more out of the iPhone camera. Topics will include becoming a better photographer, adjusting your iPhone camera, editing pictures on your iPhone, photo and video editing, creating and sharing albums, and downloading your iPhone pictures for actual prints to enjoy and share. Sorry, this class is specifically for iPhones/iPads; users of other brands of smartphones may not derive any benefit.
    Class Leader(s): Nicole Blatt
    Class Leader Bio(s): Nicole Blatt takes lots of pictures! Her last phone had over 10,000 pics and some were even good. She retired from the USAF in 2011 and now has an awesome 10-year-old son named Bodie.

    Jim's Dog Handling and Obedience
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: Combs Park
    Course Description: The AKC Canine Good Citizen Award test will be the foundation for this course. A fee of $25 for the test will be collected. We will teach your dog how to accept a friendly stranger, allowing them to pet, examine and groom the dog. We will teach your dog how to walk on a loose leash through a crowd and to stay when commanded. Your dog will come when called, act properly around other dogs, and tolerate distractions. Your dog will be on a leash at all times. There is no size, shape, or age limitation as long as your dog has current vaccinations.
    Note(s): First class meets in Combs Park, 15 Cherokee road, Shalimar. Handlers must have a 6' leash with well-fitting buckle or pinch collar. No choke chains allowed. $25 fee for test.
    Class Leader(s): James Eustace and Margot Penner
    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.

    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. Rocks will be provided, and 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(s): 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 4 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: Thursday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    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.
    Note(s): Beginners please bring a ball of cotton yarn and size 10 (16" circular) needles, or $10 to buy a needle. 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 many years and loves sharing her experience.

    Let Food Be Thy Medicine
    Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: This class will focus on what YOU can do to improve your health through WHAT and WHEN you EAT. Have you been told your Pre-diabetic; diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome or any of its component (high blood pressure, high cholesterol/triglycerides, high blood sugar, abdominal fat/obesity)? Has the COVID pandemic left you with extra weight and less energy? Through evidence-based research and statistical data, you will learn how WHAT you eat and WHEN you eat can help or hinder your health. We will take a deep dive into intermittent fasting, KETO, PALEO, Low Carb, Whole 30, and other eating plans, and show how to improve and even eliminate type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, lose weight and increase energy. YOU have had the power all along! This class will show how to unlock your power and improve your health.
    Class Leader(s): Holly Brelia
    Class Leader Bio(s): A retired US Army helicopter pilot, massage therapist and registered nurse, Holly Brelia is a life-long learner who is excited to share her knowledge with you!

    Let's Play Games -- Cancelled
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: Covenant Community Church
    Course Description: Come on out and enjoy each other's company while playing various games.
    Note(s): This will be a 6-weeks course that meets on January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23.
    Class Leader(s): Kim Irby and Carol Benifiel
    Class Leader Bio(s): Kim Irby spent 20 years in the Navy as a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys her free time playing cards. Carol Benifiel has been a student of CLL for a number of years. She decided to give back by volunteering to co-teach a class in something she enjoys doing, playing games.

    Line Dance - Beginners 102
    Meeting Time: Monday 10:00 to 11:00
    Classroom: Studio Fuzion
    Course Description: I plan to step it up a bit and teach BEGINNING LINE DANCES during this class. In the past I have mixed absolute beginner dances with beginning level dances. Take both classes if you want. Participation will exercise your brain and heart while you learn new dances. Even if you don't master them at first, keep trying; a challenge is good for your brain!
    Note(s): Meets at 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: (See: “Absolute Beginner - Line Dance” for full bio).

    Living Your Best Life - Continued
    Meeting Time: Monday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Living Your Best Life continues on the journey towards living in choice and choosing what is most in harmony with you and the reality of the life you are living now. Even more important, you choose how you want to think, feel, and be. You will create the path for your more real, authentic, peaceful self to be in charge. You will learn this path, its parts, and how to no longer get in the way of your own peace of mind and joy in life. Continue the journey with me.
    Note(s): This class is for those who have taken Living your Best Life before. A $5 class fee is requested. No class at UWF on MLK Day, Jan. 17th.
    Class Leader(s): Debbie Feldman
    Class Leader Bio(s): Debbie Feldman (See “Living Your Best Life - Foundation” for full bio)

    Living Your Best Life - Foundation
    Meeting Time: Monday 8:30 to 10:00
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Living Your Best Life, From Inside Out is an opportunity to explore and enhance your relationship with yourself and how you react to all you see, hear, and experience. By 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 both educational and experiential. Each week I will share a tool for you to experience and “play with” to see how it can create amazing changes in every aspect of your life. Join me on this journey.
    Note(s): This class is for those who are new to learning how we think, feel, and react to what is going on in our lives.
    Note(s): A $5 fee is requested. No class at UWF on MLK Day, Jan. 17th.
    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.

    Meet the American Presidents
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Meet all the individuals that served as America's Presidents: the great ones, the average ones and the not so great ones. Each profile will also offer a peek at their VP and the First Lady. This course covers Presidents Washington through Carter.
    Class Leader(s): David Beine
    Class Leader Bio(s): David Beine is a Wisconsin snowbird. This year, 2021, will be his 12th consecutive season on the Emerald Coast and 9th successive year teaching at the CLL.

    Microsoft Excel 101
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 2:45 to 4:15
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    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 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. Delores Edwards will assist her.

    Museum Trail: Explore Okaloosa
    Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: "Explore Okaloosa" can be found on Facebook. All nine area museums will be explored in this course through visits to the museum sites. First class meets January 20, at UWF from 10:15 to 11:45. The other classes begin with separate visits to museums starting February 3. This is a 6 - weeks class meeting January 20, February 3, 10, 17, March 3 and 10. The final Thursday will be a lengthy visit to three Crestview Museum sites.
    Note(s): Students must provide their own transportation. We will carpool the last visit to the Crestview area. Fee is $22.00 to pay for several museum admissions.
    Class Leader(s): Barbara Palmgren
    Class Leader Bio(s): Dr. Barbara Palmgren has taught this course several times. She currently serves as the Chair of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Barbara retired as the IB Coordinator at Niceville High School and as an adjunct professor of Communication Arts at the University of West Florida in 2003.

    Old West: History and Myths
    Meeting Time: Monday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Nothing has been more distorted in American History than the Old West! Meet the real people of the Old West: the icons, the lawmen, the outlaws, the pioneers, the Indians and the myth makers. In depth profiles of Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, Billy The Kid, Wyatt Earp, the Oregon Trail and The Pony Express.
    Note(s): This 7-weeks class starts Monday, January 24.
    Class Leader(s): David Beine
    Class Leader Bio(s): David Beine: (See “Meet the American Presidents” for full bio)

    Poetry and Music of Cohen, Diamond, Streisand and Others
    Meeting Time: Friday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: This Course will Examine traditional themes and forms of poetry revealed in music we love.
    Class Leader(s): Dr. 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.

    Sewing for Beginners - Six Easy Projects
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 1:00 to 3:00
    Classroom: Stitcher's Quest
    Course Description: Learn and practice basic sewing skills. We will complete a different project each class. Projects are subject to change, but may include a pillowcase, placemat, and zippered bag. Students should bring a small pair of scissors, seam ripper, and sewing pins to class. Classroom sewing machines and other basic tools will be provided during class. A fee of $85 will be collected at first class to cover fabric kits used for all 6 classes.
    Note(s): 6 - weeks class meeting January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22. A fee of $85 will be collected at first class to cover fabric kits for all 6 projects. Stitcher's Quest will be providing sewing machines in our classroom. Tools to bring: a small pair of scissors, seam ripper, sewing pins or clips.
    Class Leader(s): Sherry Blais and Judy Musteric
    Class Leader Bio(s): Sherry Blais is a talented quilter/sewist and teaches a variety of classes at Stitcher's Quest. Judy Musteric is the owner/operator of Stitcher's Quest and has hosted beginning quilt and sewing project classes in conjunction with CLL for the last several years

    Stocks, Bonds, Insurance and Their Place in Your Portfolio
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: This course will discuss the suitability of stocks, bonds, annuities and life insurance and how they fit into your portfolio.
    Class Leader(s): Matt Ritter
    Class Leader Bio(s): Matt Ritter is celebrating his 21st year in the Financial Service Industry with the same firm.

    Storytelling/My Story
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: 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(s): Lee Orr
    Class Leader Bio(s): 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 not only to tell his story, but to listen to the stories of others.

    Supreme Court: Its History and Role
    Meeting Time: Thursday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    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 history and traditions, role of the chief justice, qualifications of the justices, nomination and confirmation process, daily operations, caseload, and judicial review. We will examine the Court's impact on American society from the early years to the new millennium and the Presidential Commission on the current debate on Supreme 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.

    Survival Sewing Skills
    Meeting Time: Friday 9:00 to 11:00
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Are you hopeless in the sewing department -- can't even sew on a button or hem your pants? Come learn basic sewing skills, tools, pressing tips and general sewing information. We will make samples of techniques as well as make one project using the techniques.
    Note(s): is a 6 - weeks class starting January 21, other dates to be determined. A fee of $5 will be charged to cover basic supplies used during class.
    Class Leader(s): Jackie Youngblood
    Class Leader Bio(s): Jackie Youngblood has a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics and taught at Bruner Middle School for 11 years. She has sewn her whole life and now loves to quilt.

    Tai Chi at Mathis Martial Arts
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:00
    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.
    Note(s): Meets at Mathis Martial Arts, 107 Lewis St, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
    Class Leader(s): Kevin Mathis and Lori Mathis
    Class Leader Bio(s): Kevin Mathis has been teaching Martial Arts in Fort Walton Beach for over 35 years. He is an 8th degree black belt and has traveled and taught all over the world. Lori Mathis will assist him.

    Tap Dancing for Fun
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:15
    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!
    Note(s): Meets at Studio Fuzion, 300 Mary Esther Blvd, Ste 26, Mary Esther, FL (in Santa Rosa Mall)
    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.

    Using Genealogy to Find Family Stories
    Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Family History Research is both detail and delight. Come share your challenge and your success. Questions are welcome. This course welcomes “newbies” and “old-timers”!
    Note(s): Students should have access to Internet and have some experience navigation web sites via a computer, tablet, or phone.
    Class Leader(s): Margaret Harris
    Class Leader Bio(s): Margaret Harris is a native of Okaloosa County who has followed in the footsteps of her dad and grandmother as they strived to find family. I learned early that “No one should be forgotten”.

    Victorian England
    Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: The Royal Navy ruled the waves and the sun never set on the British Empire. The expanding right to vote was balanced by the workhouse and Irish Famine. In a century of peace, the British Army was constantly at war with someone, somewhere. Victorian propriety was challenged by Oscar Wilde, and presiding over it all were the Widow, Dizzy, and the Grand Old Man.
    Class Leader(s): Dr. Daniel Robison
    Class Leader Bio(s): Dan Robison received his Ph.D. in history from Auburn University, with Modern Europe as his major field.

    Video Processing
    Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Intermediate class: basic computer skills required. Do you have plans for those video clips and photos that you have saved over the years? Learn to convert them into movies and save them to your flash drive, post on the internet, or send as an email attachment. Using the free Microsoft program “Windows Movie Maker” students learn to edit audio and video clips, add music, titles, transitions and special effects. Equipment will be available to convert analog videos to digital format for editing. An additional topic: Digitizing old 8-mm or super 8-mm movies before they deteriorate. Classroom provides computers.
    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 will assist in the class

    Virtual Global Tours
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30
    Classroom: Online
    Course Description: Weekly we will discover various parts of the world, with insight of places I have visited and have done tours to. (Germany, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Duba, and more.) From castle hoping to golf course explorations, and European car factory tours, we will discover a variety of special locations. Students will also have an opportunity to share a travel story of their own.
    Note(s): This will be a 6-weeks class meeting on January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16 and 23.
    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. With the background of being the owner of EurWay Tours, an Army brat, wife of a retired AF service member, and the mother of 2 DoDDS graduates, she has been able to visit many countries in her lifetime.

    Wake-Up! Coffee Talk Zoom Yoga
    Meeting Time: Monday 9:00 to 9:30
    Classroom: Online
    Course Description: Have you gotten used to working out this past year in your pajamas? Don't feel like driving to the gym? Then this is the class for you! This is a quick daily “wake-me-up” to get your day started with friends. While the class schedule shows only one day, we actually join on zoom every day, Mon-Fri, at 9am. Come as little or as often as you like! 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 Wilkerson
    Class Leader Bio(s): Nicole Blatt is not a yoga instructor. However, she started doing this with friends every weekday for over a year now. We use YouTube videos from great yoga instructors. Nicole retired from the USAF in 2011 and now has an awesome 10-year-old son named Bodie. Nita Wilkerson joined our coffee-talk yoga group last January and substitute hosts.

    Water Aerobics - Thursday
    Meeting Time: Thursday 10:00 to 11:00
    Classroom: Lefebvre Aquatic Center
    Course Description: This will be a shallow water exercise class. 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!
    Note(s): You may only sign up for one of the two Water Aerobics classes offered. Meets at Lefebvre Aquatic Center. We use water weights if you have some bring them, if not that's ok too.
    Class Leader(s): Bunny Klein
    Class Leader Bio(s): Bunny Klein: (See: “Absolute Beginner - Line Dance” for full bio).

    Water Aerobics - Tuesday
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:00 to 11:00
    Classroom: Lefebvre Aquatic Center
    Course Description: This will be a shallow water exercise class. 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! er. There is no need to know how to swim, nor even get your hair wet!
    Note(s): You may only sign up for one of the two Water Aerobics classes offered. Meets at Lefebvre Aquatic Center. We use water weights if you have some bring them, if not that's ok too.
    Class Leader(s): Bunny Klein
    Class Leader Bio(s): Bunny Klein: (See: “Absolute Beginner - Line Dance” for full bio).

    Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 3:00
    Classroom: ADSO
    Course Description: Watercolor is an amazing medium! You will learn techniques providing you with a skill set that will last forever. This is a watercolor class, not a drawing class; don't be afraid to join in! It is all technique. You will start with a simple three-color leaf and flower painting with little or no background, working your way to accomplishing a complete skyline with a foreground.
    Note(s): This is a 6-weeks class meeting January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16 and 23. There is a $30 materials fee.
    Class Leader(s): Andrea Soultanian
    Class Leader Bio(s): Andrea Soultanian fell in love with Water Color in the early 80's, but career and children took precedence till the late 90's. I've been painting and taking classes for well over 20 years with a variety of teachers and a variety of mediums. I've been teaching at my Condo Complex for the past 4 years, and enjoy watching each student thrive because we start out simple and work our way up to more complicated projects.

    Weather and Geology 101
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:45
    Classroom: UWF Classroom
    Course Description: Do you want to become a savvy consumer of the weather and climate info that bombards us daily? Then this is the class for you! Topics are divided into three general areas. Part 1: Instill a basic understanding and appreciation of the earth sciences (meteorology, geology, oceanography). Part 2: Discuss earth science “current events.” Part 3: Provide personal anecdotes from over 30 years' experience as a meteorologist and “glorified data collector” (aka, “World Famous Hurricane Hunter”).
    Class Leader(s): Christa Hornbaker
    Class Leader Bio(s): Christa Hornbaker spent 28 years as a USAF Weather Officer, and served 18 of those years as an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter. She has a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from LSU, B.S. in Meteorology from St. Louis Univ, and an M.S. in Earth Sciences/Education from Mississippi State.

    Windows 10 Basics and Beyond
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:30 to 3:30
    Classroom: Niceville Senior Center
    Course Description: Windows 10 will be fully supported until October, 2025. Learn to configure Windows 10 to your liking. Join us for a fast-paced 4-weeks course.
    Note(s): Bring your Windows 10 laptop and the power supply, and a mouse if you use one. Class will meet Wednesdays, January 19 and 26, February 2 and 9 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 at the Niceville Senior Center. Location is 201 Campbell Drive (Access via Palm Blvd.), Niceville, FL.
    Class Leader(s): Bob Carney and Dr. Hal Pruett
    Class Leader Bio(s): Bob Carney is a retired dentist with an interest in personal computing from the early days of Atari and Commodore. Hal Pruett is a retired physicist. He wrote the CLL catalog/registration programs and has led numerous CLL classes since 1995

    Yoga
    Meeting Time: Thursday 10:00 to 11:15
    Classroom: Dragonfly Yoga
    Course Description: Laura's Restorative Yoga using yoga props and gentle posture, is open to all students including beginners.
    Note(s): Bring a yoga mat if you have one! Class meets at Dragonfly Yoga, 184 Brooks Street, FWB.
    Class Leader(s): Laura Tyree
    Class Leader Bio(s): Laura Tyree is owner and director of Dragonfly Yoga. She started out practicing yoga because of the pain in her body. It had a remarkable effect on reducing it! But the really interesting part is, she stayed in yoga because of the effects it had on my mind. She felt like a stronger, better, nicer person. This practice was, and is, so profound for her, that witnessing that profound nature, as other people experience it, is a highlight of her joy. She's fascinated with the idea of balancing her strength with her flexibility, not only in her body, but in my mind and emotional experiences. Dragonfly Yoga is celebrating 21 years of yoga in our community.

    Yoga ACTIVE Joy!
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 9:00 to 10:15
    Classroom: Dragonfly Yoga
    Course Description: This is a light-hearted, joy filled yoga class designed to get your body moving in ALL the ways nature intended! Be prepared to reconnect with your inner child as this delightful class invites you to move in novel and playful ways which inspire learning and often result in laughter. You'll receive all the “movement nutrients” your body needs in order to stay agile and strong AND enJOY the process!
    Note(s): Bring a yoga mat if you have one! Class meets at Dragonfly Yoga, 184 Brooks Street, FWB.
    Class Leader(s): Laura Tyree and Melissa Shalongo
    Class Leader Bio(s): Laura Tyree (see “Yoga” for full bio). Melissa Shalongo practices yoga as a means of self-care, self-love and self-inquiry. She teachs yoga because she feels compelled to share all of the benefits that she's realized with other people.

    Yoga Mindfulness
    Meeting Time: Thursday 9:30 to 10:30
    Classroom: VFW
    Course Description: Yoga Mindfulness classes will explore Hatha yoga through breathing, feeling and listening to the body. The class is designed for anyone interested in beginning a Yoga Practice. The class will introduce basic breathing techniques, stretches, poses, and meditation.
    Note(s): Required: Your own Yoga mat. Recommended: A small towel and 1-2 yoga blocks. Blocks may be cardboard, about the size of a dictionary; available at TJ Max, Ross's, Walmart, Target, etc. Class meets at VFW, 213 Carol Ave NW, FWB.
    Class Leader(s): Annette Seda
    Class Leader Bio(s): Annette Seda has completed 200-Hour Teacher Training through YogaFit, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200 Yoga Alliance.

    Yoga Slow and Strong
    Meeting Time: Monday 9:00 to 10:15
    Classroom: Dragonfly Yoga
    Course Description: The power of the practice is revealed in this SLOW and STRONG experience. Beginners are welcome to join this class for an enriching yoga journey.
    Note(s): Bring a yoga mat if you have one! Class meets at Dragonfly Yoga, 184 Brooks Street, FWB.
    Class Leader(s): Laura Tyree and Amy Quarrier
    Class Leader Bio(s): Laura Tyree (see “Yoga” for full bio). Amy Quarrier is a lively and generous teacher with great enthusiasm for yoga. Her Slow and Strong class will lift you up and make you shine! Beginners are welcome to this active class!

    Zumba Gold - Seated Fitness Class
    Meeting Time: Wednesday 11:00 to 12:00
    Classroom: First Baptist Church FWB
    Course Description: A fitness class for those with limited mobility. The same great music and fun as a regular Zumba Gold class, however, this class is done safely seated in a chair. The class is for everyone. Each routine is selected to work a different part of the body in a fun way.
    Note(s): This is a fun fitness workout; please wear comfortable clothes and bring a bottle of water. Also, 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): Dawn Hamilton
    Class Leader Bio(s): Dawn Hamilton has been involved with the Zumba program since 2010. She loved the classes so much that she decided to become an instructor, which she accomplished in 2014. Currently she teaches Zumba Gold at the Niceville Senior Center, Crosspoint recreation, and FWB recreation center and Zumba Gold Seated at Niceville Senior center and Christian Life Center.

    Zumba Gold with Jan Comstock
    Meeting Time: Monday 12:00 to 12:45
    Classroom: Studio Fuzion
    Course Description: Zumba Gold is for older, active adults and incorporates zesty Latin music and dance styles. Active older (and not so old) adults want camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedule. It's dance-fitness that feels friendly and most of all, FUN.
    Note(s): Meets at Studio Fuzion, 300 Mary Esther Blvd, Ste 26, Mary Esther, FL (in Santa Rosa Mall).
    Class Leader(s): Jan Comstock
    Class Leader Bio(s): Jan Comstock is a retired Department of Defense Employee (AAFES) after 32 years' service; has lived all over the world; started Zumba in 2008. She is certified in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold and Zumba Gold Toning and loves dancing.

    Zumba Gold with Sundy and Dawn
    Meeting Time: Tuesday 9:00 to 9:45
    Classroom: First Baptist Church FWB
    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.
    Note(s): Class meets in the “Christian Life Center” at the First Baptist Church, 21 First St., FWB. Wear comfortable shoes/clothing and bring water.
    Class Leader(s): Sundy Keichel and Dawn Hamilton
    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. Dawn Hamilton: See “Zumba Gold-Seated Fitness Class.”
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