Now celebrating our 29th year!

15-Minute Daily Yoga with Friends

Meeting Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 to 9:30
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 10-year-old son named Bodie. Nita Wilkinson joined our coffee-talk yoga group in January 2021 and substitute hosts.

Advanced Photography

Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF Classroom
Course Description: In the photography advanced course, students should already know how to adjust their shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Students will learn how to improve
compositional and lighting techniques in order to take better pictures. The class will alternate weekly between zoom class and photo outings/field trips.
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.

Backyard Astronomy

Meeting Time: Monday 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Classroom: Northwest Florida State College Observatory (Bldg. 750).
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. This class combines classroom lecture and, weather permitting, telescope observation under the starry
Note(s): This class will be 4-weeks double session class meeting October 3, 10, 17 and 24. There are items I would encourage you to consider in order to make your astronomical experience more enjoyable. If you have never been to the observatory, please make your first visit in daylight. The observatory is located somewhat away from the main campus back in the woods. The road to the observatory is gravel, single lane, one way, narrow and rough. Making your first trip in daylight will make it easier to find your way in and out, as well see where parking is located. There will be time in each session dedicated to taking telescopes outside and viewing some of the objects that we discussed during class. You will need to dress appropriately for the weather that evening.
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. 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.

Basic Photography

Meeting Time: Monday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF Classroom
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 and shoots both Sony and Panasonic bridge cameras. 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.

Basic Pottery - October 17 - November 7


Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 4:00
Classroom: ADSO
Course Description: You will be making 4 small
tumblers using the technique of wax resist for design and 2-way glaze dipping on each tumbler. This is the same class as Basic Pottery meeting September 19 - October 10. Only sign up for one Pottery class.
Note(s): There is a $40.00 non-refundable supply fee to cover materials. This is a double session, 4-weeks course, meeting October 17, 24, 31, and November 7.
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 – September 19 - October 10


Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 4:00
Classroom: ADSO
Course Description: You will be making
4 small tumblers using the technique of wax resist for design and 2-way glaze dipping on each tumbler. Note: this is same class as Basic Pottery meeting October 17 - November 7. Only sign up for one Pottery class. Style=Background-color: #253f70;"
Note(s): There is a $40.00 non-refundable supply fee to cover materials. This is a double session, 4-weeks course, meeting September 19, 26, October 3 and 10.
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.

Braiding & Beading

Meeting Time: Thursday 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.
Note(s): This is a double session for four weeks: classes meeting September 22, 29 & October 6 & 13. The Kumihimo kit costs $25 and separate bead/braid supplies cost $10.
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.

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.
Note(s): This will be a six-week course, meeting on September 20, 27, and October 4, 11, 18, and 25 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: Friday 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): Sturdy chair such as a folding chair and your yoga mat. PC or MAC access to Zoom with camera and microphone. Camera view of your full self will allow instructor to provide helpful feedback. This is a 7-weeks class meeting September 23, 30, October 14, 21, 28, November 4 and 11. There will be no class October 7.
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 including Yogafit Chair and Senior training

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 is a six-week course meeting on September 21, 28, and October 5, 12, 19, and 26.
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.

Cooking with Chef Dan Pettis

Meeting Time: Monday 4:00 to 6:00
Classroom: One20 - A Modern Bistro
Course Description: Enroll to enjoy a Coastal Cooking demo class and dinner with a local Chef. Learn Chef-style tips and tricks in the kitchen that will make you the hit of
your next dinner party. At all sessions, the $120 course fee includes dinners and non-alcoholic beverages; however, beer and wine may be purchased separately.
Note(s): The class will meet for 4 sessions, September 19, 26, October 3 and 10 at "One 20 Bistro" at 120 Partin Drive in Niceville. The $120 course fee includes dinners and non- alcoholic beverages at each session.
Class Leader(s): Dan Pettis Class Leader Bio(s): Chef Dan Pettis is native to the Fort Walton Beach-Destin area. He attended the FL Culinary Institute and graduated with honors. In 2009, he opened the 'One 20 Bistro' to great acclaim. Chef Dan has received many awards for his unique culinary talents. He has expanded to three catering food trucks.

Crime and Violence in America

Meeting Time: Thursday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF Classroom
Course Description: Do we have a crime problem in America? Do we have a violence problem in America? If you say yes, why? If you say no, why?
We will look at a bit of the history of the criminal justice system in America. We’ll talk about violent crimes (and other types too) and how they are punished, or not. We’ll talk about why that is the case or isn’t. 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.

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. 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.
Note(s): Your drone must be registered with the FAA in order to fly on the UWF campus.
Class Leader(s): Billy Walker and Walt 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 10:00 to 11:00
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!!
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.

Encaustics Plus - September 19 - October 10

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 and dabble in cold wax too. We will use stamps, stencils, ink and other mediums
on the wax. You will work with a hot iron, griddle and stylus.
Note(s): This is a double session 4-weeks class and will meet September 19, 26, October 3, and 10. 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 and still does, even with a career in the airline industry. Encaustics and paper cutting have become her favorites to date.

Everyday Yoga for Everyone: Awaken

Meeting Time: Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:00
Classroom: On-line
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.
Note(s): >May use a yoga mat if you have one.
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.

Financial Empowerment

Meeting Time: Wednesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF Classroom
Course Description: Four subject-matter experts from Eglin Federal Credit Union are seeking to empower you financially. This is a 4-weeks course with classes meeting every other week. Classes include discussions on; IRAs on September 21; your money in today’s market October 5; financial processes after losing a loved one October 19; and protecting your money against fraud November 2.
Note(s): 4-weeks class meeting September 21, October 5, October 19 and November 2
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 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF Classroom
Course Description: Access to (digital) and historical documents has never been better!
Together we will: create a family tree for 4 or more generations of your family history, gather family stories, support our stories with documentation and understand the importance of sharing our tree.
Note(s): Suggested requirements: Students should have Access to the Internet at home and engage in some level of expertise with navigating the Internet, via a computer or a smart phone (or tablet).
Class Leader(s): Margaret M Harris
Class Leader Bio(s): Margaret Harris was born at Eglin Field and raised in NWFL and Iearned early on to treasure family. I have been a volunteer for the Genealogical Society and taught classes at CLL. Currently, I also lend support at the local Family History Center and speak to groups.

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.
Note(s): >$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 Conversation and Review

Meeting Time: Monday 2:45 to 4:15
Classroom: Online
Course Description: If you feel like you’ve forgotten all the French you ever learned, you may be surprised at how much will come back with a little practice. Each week we will review one
verb tense and some vocabulary, then we’ll practice in small groups. Two free online programs will allow you to practice as much, or as little as you wish between classes.
Class Leader(s): Christine Lanoue
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.

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 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 Pinochle, Oh Hell, and Poker, 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 H. 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!

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 September 19.
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.

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 will be collected on the first day of class.
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 25 years. J. Mark Fisher has offices in FWB, Pensacola, and Panama City.

iLearn, iUnderstand, iPad

Meeting Time: Wednesday 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.
Note(s): >This is a six-week course meeting on September 21, 28, and October 5, 12, 19, and 26.
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 11:00 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.

Introduction to the Zentangle ® Method

Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 3:00
Classroom: Online
Course Description: The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being, and is enjoyed all over the world. No artistic talent or previous experience is required. This class takes the learner from the very basics of the Zentangle Method through the ability to create Zentangle Inspired Art. Students who complete the 4 classes will qualify to join a free Zoom group that meets twice monthly.
Note(s): >This is a 4-weeks class meeting in person at UWF for the first session on September 21 to purchase Zentangle Toolkit for a fee of $15. Classes on September 28, October 5 and 12 will be online. To participate, you must have access to personal internet plus technology capable of using the Zoom app.
Class Leader(s): Shannon Flynn
Class Leader Bio(s): Shannon Flynn is a retired classroom teacher who found Zentangle in 2020 and fell in love. She had never before been successful at any visual art form, but the Zentangle Method changed that! In 2020 she attended the international seminar to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher. She then started teaching small classes locally and created a group of tanglers called Fabtangling Fun. Shannon lives in Santa Rosa Beach with her husband and cat and an ever-growing collection of tangling supplies.

iPhone Photography on Zoom

Meeting Time: Monday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: Online
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. As a bonus, we will also learn a bunch of general iPhone tricks as we go. 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.

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, 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): >Acrylic paints can be purchased at any hobby store (Michael's, Jo-Ann's), as can a variety of brushes. Blue, yellow, and red paints (primary colors) can be used to mix all colors.
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.

Large Dog (30 lbs. or larger) Handling and Obedience

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: Enlightened studios
Course Description: This class is for dogs 30 lbs. or larger. 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. Make sure your dog has current vaccinations.
Note(s): >First class meets at Enlightened Studios highway 98. Do not bring your dog, but do bring chairs and shot records. 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
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.

Learn to Play Cribbage

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.
Note(s): >Class meets at VFW, 213 Carol Ave NW, FWB.
Class Leader(s): Pete Seda and Annette Seda
Class Leader Bio(s): Pete and Annette Seda are members of the local American Cribbage Congress (ACC) Greater Okaloosa Grass Roots Cribbage Club. Annette is a certified judge for ACC tournament play.

Live Your Best Life - Intro and Renewal

Meeting Time: Monday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF Classroom
Course Description: Live Your Best Life Intro & Renewal (new & 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.
Note(s): A $5 fee is requested
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 Classroom
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.
Note(s): >A $5 fee is requested
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. A $5 fee is requested.

Lose Weight by Changing your Mind

Meeting Time: Wednesday 1:00 to 3:30
Classroom: UWF Classroom
Course Description: Why do you eat when you’re not hungry? Why do you crave foods when you’re stressed? Why do you feel bad if
you don’t clean your plate? This class will expound on the Emotional Freedom Technique (Faster EFT) that I introduced in my previous classes. We will watch the 6- weeks seminar on Losing weight. Learning this technique, that can be used on a multitude of issues, we will look at releasing the hold our subconscious mind has on our health.
Note(s): >This is a 6-weeks class meeting September 21, 28, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2. No class on October 5 and November 9.
Class Leader(s): Holly Brelia
Class Leader Bio(s): Holly Brelia is a retired US Army helicopter pilot, massage therapist and registered nurse. Holly is a life-long learner who is excited to share her knowledge with you!

Meeting Your Inner Metaphysician

Meeting Time: Friday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: Emerald Waves Chiropractic
Course Description: Varied topics designed to help you tap in to your inner wisdom and guidance. From Trusting Your Intuition to Reflexology, we’ll explore different areas, both physical and spiritual, that will illuminate, enthuse, and honor who you are and where you are!
Note(s): >Emerald Waves Chiropractic, 210 Hospital Drive NE, FWB 32548
Class Leader(s): Marie Seller
Class Leader Bio(s): Maria Seller is an enthusiast of the unseen powers that guide us and protect us. Maria has been sharing her interest and experiences for 35 years, encouraging and inspiring others to recognize and utilize their innate wisdom, joy, and understanding.

Organize and Display Your Photos

Meeting Time: Friday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF Classroom
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.

Pickleball

Meeting Time: Thursday 9:00 to 10:00
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 will may even recruit you to help teach.
Note(s): FWB Rec Center, 132 Jet Drive NW, Fort Walton Beach. Please bring your paddle and balls if you have them.
Class Leader(s): Nicole Blatt and Dewey Hale
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. 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.

Renaissance and Reformation

Meeting Time: Thursday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF Classroom
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.

Small Dog (less than 30 lbs.) Handling and Obedience

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: Combs Park - Shalimar
Course Description: This class is for dogs 30 lbs. or smaller. 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. Make sure your dog has current vaccinations.
Note(s): >First class meets at Combs Park in Shalimar. Bring your dog, a chair a and shot records. Handlers must have a 6' leash with well-fitting buckle or pinch collar. No choke chains allowed. $25 fee for test.
Class Leader(s): Margot Penner and Jim Eustace
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.

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 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 1:30 to 2:15
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): 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 & 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!
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.

The History Buildings Tell

Meeting Time: Friday 2:45 to 4:15
Classroom: UWF Classroom
Course Description: Building Preservation: Why preserve? What are the social, economic, historic values living in a structure and an Introduction to Section 106, the Federal Preservation Regulations that are the US guidelines for preserving buildings as artifacts.
Note(s): >This is a 7-weeks class, with no class on November 11, Veteran’s Day.
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.

When Machines Fail

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:15 to 11:45
Classroom: UWF Classroom
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.

Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Meeting Time: Friday 1:00 to 2:30
Classroom: UWF Classroom
Course Description: "Women of the Harlem Renaissance" will scan the economics, religion, education and (yes) music of the
girls of that unique era in US history. The dicey topic of "passing" will be mentioned.

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.

Yoga

Meeting Time: Wednesday 8:30 to 9:45
Classroom: Dragonfly Yoga
Course Description: The UNFOLDING - Vinyasa (flow) Yoga is a yoga class that builds and explores a creative sequence of poses that
then "unfold" within you in a flowing way to popular music. There will be popular music from the 60’s and 70’s! Please arrive to class at least 15 minutes early for signing in and setting up for class.
Note(s): Bring a yoga mat if you have one! Class meets at Dragonfly Yoga, 184 Brooks Street, FWB.
Class Leader(s): Felicity Hall
Class Leader Bio(s): Felicity Hall is a kiwi born (New Zealand) traveling Yogi and mother of 3 lovely daughters. She has been exploring her yoga practice for the last 18 years in various forms that have supported her through many a transition in her life. As a teacher Felicity believes in making yoga accessible to all, that it is an opportunity to practice and loves to present opportunities to explore how good it feels to be right where we are.

Yoga Wit Jacky

Meeting Time: Tuesday 10:45 to 12:00
Classroom: Dragonfly Yoga
Course Description: Jacky's Gentle Yoga - Gentle yoga is a gentler style of hatha yoga.
We will move at a slower pace, with less intense poses/Asana. Class will begin with meditation, then we will move on to incorporating the breath into each pose. The class will end in a relaxing Savasana/Rest. Please arrive to class at least 15 minutes early for signing in and setting up for class.
Note(s): >Bring a yoga mat if you have one! Class meets at Dragonfly Yoga, 184 Brooks Street, FWB.
Class Leader(s): Jacky Huhn Class Leader Bio(s): Jacky Huhn is an RYT 500-hour instructor with over 7 years teaching and learning experience. She is an accomplished Yogi in multiple styles certified through YogaFit. Jacky enjoy giving back to the local community and served as the Team Red, White, and Blue Yoga Coordinator for 3-years, supporting the surrounding Okaloosa County area and continue to explore outreach opportunities. A 30-year military spouse, she continues to serve the military community. When not teaching or learning, she is a Mother-of-Pugs and loves to share pet stories.

Yoga Vinyasa for Beginners

Meeting Time: Thursday 9:30 to 10:30
Classroom: VFW
Course Description: Yoga classes will explore Hatha Vinyasa slow flow 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. 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.

Zumba Gold Seated Dance Fitness

Meeting Time: Monday 11:00 to 12:00
Classroom: Christian Life Center
Course Description: This is a fun dance fitness workout while sitting in a chair. Dance routines that work on each of the major
muscle groups in a fun way that does not seem like you’re working out.
Note(s): Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
Class Leader(s): Dawn Hamilton

Class Leader Bio(s): Dawn Hamilton has been a Zumba instructor for 7 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 and Dawn

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.