SPRING 2019 CLASSES


The Winter/Spring term is underway with the classes listed below. Our Fall term will begin near the end of September 2019." Consider joining New Dimensions then if you haven't already.


"For the Many, Not for the Few": The Language of Advertising and Persuasion
In this discussion-based four-week course, we’ll begin by identifying some basic assumptions about what language is, how it operates, and how it changes over time. From that common understanding, we’ll then explore one of the most versatile (and volatile) forms of language in use today: the language of advertising. We’ll take a close look at both print and mass media advertising, with an emphasis on how language is used (and abused) by advertisers who attempt to catch our attention with slang, puns, idioms, slogans, grammatical gaffes, oddball constructions, trademarked names, satire, parody, malapropism, and other forms of verbal manipulation and wordplay. No previous experience in sociolinguistics or previous New Dimensions coursework is required.   (Class limit:  25)

Thu 2/14/19, 6:15-8:15pm
Thu 2/21/19, 6:15-8:15pm
Thu 2/28/19, 6:15-8:15pm
Thu 3/7/19, 6:15-8:15pm

Colorado Mesa University
Dominguez Hall
Room 112
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Maureen Neal
Maureen Neal
Professor of English: CMU (retired), former high school teacher.

 


A Look at Wintering Raptors
With wide open fields and desert among the favored habitat of wintering raptors, join birders Cary Atwood and Dave Price for a closer look at the hawks, eagles and falcons that frequent the Grand Valley this time of year. Spotting scopes will be available for close up viewing.   (Class limit:  10)

Wed 2/13/19, 9:00am-1:00pm

Meet at Canyon View West parking area off 24 Road. This is a carpool trip. Return to Canyon View at 1:00pm
Cary Atwood
Cary Atwood
Birder, naturalist, hiker and explorer.

Dave Price
Long time birder, trip leader and traveler.

 


Air Force Museum Tour
The Commemorative AF Museum of the Rocky Mountain Wing in Grand Junction honors the history of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. There are fascinating displays, including two operating WWII aircraft on site: the Navy's Avenger torpedo bomber (TBM, the same plane as flown by President Bush) and the Piper J3Cub.   (Class limit:  15)

Thu 2/14/19, 1:00-2:00pm

780 Heritage Way
Grand Junction, CO 81506

The Museum is on gated airport property. Someone is scheduled to meet you at the gate to let you in, but if no one is there when you arrive, please call 256-0693 on your cell phone and someone will come let you in.
Dorothy Dutton
Dorothy Dutton
Member of the CAF for 29 years and has given many tours at the local AF Museum.

 


Aromatherapy and Toxic Free Skin Care and Cleaning Products
Join us for this fun, interactive workshop as we learn how to make toxic free skin care and home cleaning products using essential oils as well as oils and butters from nature. There will be information and demonstrations on skin care and the emotions as they are affected by scent as well as how to make Green Cleaners.   (Class limit:  15)

Mon 2/18/19, 1:00-3:00pm

Koinonia Church
730 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Carolyn Lampshire
Carolyn Lampshire
Certified in aromatherapy and member of Lapsang Tea Friends.

 


Art Appreciation for the Rest of Us
This class will begin with a brief lecture discussing art appreciation and enjoying art through a layperson's point of view. That will be followed by a tour of The Art Center studios and a discussion and tour through The Art Center galleries to view the annual Art Center Member's Exhibition.   (Class limit:  20)

Wed 2/20/19, 10:00-11:30am

The Art Center
1803 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(Southwest corner of 7th and Orchard)
Lee Bordon
Lee Bordon
Executive Director of The Art Center in Grand Junction

 


Art with Alcohol Inks
Join Renée Herring for an enthusiastic introduction to the art medium of alcohol inks. These free flowing, vibrant colors have a mind of their own, which behave quite differently than the art mediums of oils, pastels, and acrylics. “Watercolors on steroids” is an apt description. Learn the pros and cons of a variety of art mediums, watch a demonstration and experience your own hands-on techniques using art tools to create backgrounds, abstracts or realistic designs. No artistic talent or previous experience necessary – honest. Create your own mini works of art, which are yours to take home.

Fee: $10 per person for materials, payable at time of class.
Bring: enthusiasm, apron/work shirt.

Class on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019  (Class limit:  15):
Tue 3/19/19, 9:30am-12:30pm

Lakeside Community Art Room
Room #109
3150 Lakeside Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(Approx. 12th and Patterson)

- OR -
Class on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019  (Class limit:  15):
Tue 3/19/19, 1:00-4:00pm

Lakeside Community Art Room
Room #109
3150 Lakeside Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(Approx. 12th and Patterson)

Renee Herring
Renee Herring
Mixed-media artist and teacher of alcohol inks to hundreds of students.

 


Aspen's Midnight Mine
Learn the fascinating history of the longest operating silver mine in Aspen and how it led to the Aspen we know today.   (Class limit:  40)

Fri 3/15/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Priscilla Walker
Priscilla Walker
Priscilla is a Colorado native and the founding chair of the Palisade Historical Society.

 


Astronomy and the Grand Mesa Observatory
This two session class will cover some basic astronomy as well as introduce you to the Grand Mesa Observatory. While it's too cold this time of year to do much star gazing at the observatory, you'll learn about their schedule and what they have to offer. The first session will be a presentation entitled "Our Home; Milky Way and Beyond". The second will be a 30-40 minute presentation entitled "Grand Mesa Observatory: The Science, The Education, and Astrophotography". As a follow up, the group will be invited to attend the first public sky viewing event that includes a tour of the observatory as well as viewing through telescopes down on our observing pad. This is tentatively scheduled for Friday night April 5th.   (Class limit:  94)

Wed 3/13/19, 3:00-4:00pm
Wed 3/20/19, 3:00-4:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Nancy McGuire
Nancy McGuire
Longtime amateur astronomer, PR and Outreach person for Grand Mesa Observatory.

 


Autism Awareness
This class will provide information to increase the understanding of the strengths, impacts, and needs of individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum within the home, school, and community.   (Class limit:  50)

Mon 3/11/19, 1:30-4:00pm

Basil T. Knight Center
596 North Westgate Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Kathy Lyn
Kathy Lyn
Currently a Coordinator for Special Education in District 51.

 


Basics of Buddhism
Buddhism was founded 2500 years ago by Gautama Buddha in Northern India. It has become a major world religion with over 495 million followers worldwide. This class will provide a brief introduction to Buddhist history, ideas, and practices.   (Class limit:  25)

Mon 3/4/19, 9:30-11:00am
Wed 3/6/19, 9:30-11:00am
Fri 3/8/19, 9:30-11:00am

Koinonia Church
730 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Anne Saunders
Anne Saunders
Anne is a serious practitioner of Buddhism studying with Dr. Reginald Ray over 12 years.

 


Beef: Local Legacy to Global Future
Have you wanted to know more about current day Beef production in Mesa County and around the state of Colorado? VanWinkle Ranch is a medium/large producer in Western CO with a long heritage of producing safe, nutritious, and affordable protein for consumers; at the same time being good stewards of the land and other resources necessary for high quality production. Join us as 4th generation rancher, Janie VanWinkle, talks about the legacy her family has in Western CO and the focus they have on stewarding the land and animals in the first session. We will also talk about the economic impact of the Beef Community in Mesa County and the business model of VanWinkle Ranch. In the second session visit one of the properties to see and hear about production practices. Ask any questions that you want….antibiotic use, animal care and well-being, difference between grass finished and grain finished beef, etc.   (Class limit:  20)

Tue 3/5/19, 5:00-6:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Tue 3/12/19, 5:00-6:30pm

Ranch visit - TBD
Janie VanWinkle
Janie VanWinkle
Janie is a local 4th generation cattle rancher.

 


Beginning American Mah Jongg
Learn the basics of American Mah Jongg using the National Mah Jogg Associations card of possible hands. By the end of the sessions you will be playing Mah Jongg.   (Class limit:  16)

Tue 2/12/19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tue 2/19/19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tue 2/26/19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tue 3/5/19, 10:00am-12:00pm

Koinonia
730 25 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Kim Sutherland
Kim Sutherland
Kim is an experienced player and instructor of Mah Jongg.

 


Beginning Bridge
Come and learn how to play the most exciting and challenging card game (in my opinion). This class is for those who might not know the difference between a slam and a no-trump and for those who haven't played and want to learn.   (Class limit:  12)

Tue 2/12/19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tue 2/19/19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tue 2/26/19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tue 3/5/19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tue 3/12/19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tue 3/19/19, 10:00am-12:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Jeff Phillips
Jeff Phillips
Bridge enthusiast.

 


Better Bridge is a Better Brain
This is a beginning class for those wanting to learn the card game of Duplicate Bridge. Any type of card experience is helpful. The basics of Bridge will be taught by an ACBL accredited teacher. Exercise your brain while learning something fun and challenging.   (Class limit:  12)

Tue 2/12/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Tue 2/19/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Tue 2/26/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Tue 3/5/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Tue 3/12/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Tue 3/19/19, 1:00-3:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Jeff Phillips
Jeff Phillips
Bridge enthusiast.

 


Bike Maintenance; Get Ready to Ride Again!
Randy will show how to get your bike ready to ride for another season. He will demonstrate the most common repairs, such as fixing a flat.   (Class limit:  20)

Fri 2/22/19, 2:00-4:00pm

Fruita Community Center
324 North Coulson Street
Fruita, CO 81521
Randy Keller
Randy Keller
Experienced bike enthusiast and repair technician.

 


Birding: April Migration in the Grand Valley
The class will travel to various birding sites and hotspots in the Grand Valley looking for migrating waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds and early migrating songbirds. In addition, we should find some local birds that have already begun nesting. Participants must be able to walk a mile over uneven trails and will need to provide their own binoculars.   (Class limit:  12)

Thu 4/4/19, 8:00am-12:00pm
Thu 4/11/19, 8:00am-12:00pm
Thu 4/18/19, 8:00am-12:00

730 24 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Each class will meet on the west side of Canyon View Park (24 Road side) in the parking lot near the softball fields.
Mike Henwood
Mike Henwood
Leads field trips for Colorado Ornithologists, Audubon of Greater Denver and GV Audubon.

Kathleen McGinley
Kathleen McGinley
Avid birder, assists with Grand Valley Audubon field trips.

 


Birding: Early Spring Migration in the Grand Valley
The class will travel to various birding sites and hotspots in the Grand Valley looking for migrating waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds and wintering songbirds. In addition, we should find some local birds that have already begun nesting. Participants must be able to walk a mile over uneven trails and will need to provide their own binoculars. Each class will meet on the west side of Canyon View Park (24 Road side) in the parking lot near the softball fields. Limit of 10.   (Class limit:  12)

Thu 3/14/19, 8:00am-12:00pm

730 24 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Each class will meet on the west side of Canyon View Park (24 Road side) in the parking lot near the softball fields.
Thu 3/21/19, 8:00am-12:00pm

730 24 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Each class will meet on the west side of Canyon View Park (24 Road side) in the parking lot near the softball fields.
Thu 3/28/19, 8:00am-12:00pm

730 24 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Each class will meet on the west side of Canyon View Park (24 Road side) in the parking lot near the softball fields.
Mike Henwood
Mike Henwood
Leads field trips for Colorado Ornithologists, Audubon of Greater Denver and GV Audubon.

Kathleen McGinley
Kathleen McGinley
Avid birder, assists with Grand Valley Audubon field trips.

 


Bitcoin, the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: An Introduction
What is Bitcoin? the Blockchain? Cryptocurrency? How does it all work and what are the implications of these technologies to the future of money? This class is a high level, non-technical discussion of these topics designed to introduce you to what may be the most revolutionary, disruptive technology since the internet.   (Class limit:  47)

Wed 2/20/19, 6:30-8:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Tom Y Sawyer
Tom Y Sawyer
Tom Y Sawyer has been involved with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency since 2014.

 


Cacti of the Western Slope- Slideshow
Don has a beautiful slide show depicting area cacti, information about the best places to look for cactus, and identification of many different varieties. Q & A after the presentation.   (Class limit:  15)

Tue 3/19/19, 10:00am-12:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Don Campbell
Don Campbell
Don was with the US Forest Service for 33 years and founded the GJ Cactus club.

 


Citizen CPR
Citizen CPR teaches lay responders what to do if they witness someone suffering sudden cardiac arrest. The course will teach individuals how to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest, how to provide immediate care, and how to access advanced medical care. It has been shown that the hands-only CPR method is extremely effective in reducing death by heart attack if administered quickly and appropriately.   (Class limit:  25)

Mon 2/25/19, 10:00-11:00am

Red Cross Office
506 Gunnison Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Julie Hartshorn
Julie Hartshorn
Julie is a volunteer for the American Red Cross who has taught Citizen CPR classes.

 


Colorado Mesa University Tour
This tour will visit the recently renovated CMU Library facilities and review the associated benefits available to community members. We'll then move on to the new Mechanical Engineering Building, which also houses the new Eureka! McConnell Science Museum located on the western edge of the campus, at 7th Street and Elm Street. President Tim Foster will open the tour with a brief discussion of CMU goals; time permitting, he will be available for your questions. CMU Student Ambassadors will help facilitate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate attire for walking outside on the day of the tour. Parking passes will be provided.   (Class limit:  30)

Tue 2/26/19, 9:30-11:30am

Colorado Mesa University

Participants will be emailed instructions for parking and where to meet on campus.
Paul Van Camp
Paul Van Camp
Paul will be your guide as students and faculty address participants.

 


Connect Through Writing
Whether you're writing a scathing letter to the editor or answering your grandchildren's questions about the good ol' days, you must make an emotional connection to be heard and understood. Effective writing doesn't depend on a robust vocabulary, perfect grammar, or even a razor-sharp wit. Knowing three keys for writing to the heart will help you persuade others, get that refund, share your legacy, honor a friend, connect with that difficult family member, or get you started on that Great American Novel you've been meaning to write. Come to class with the writing implement of your choice. I promise the writing exercises will be fun and short.   (Class limit:  25)

Wed 3/13/19, 1:00-4:00pm

Canyon View Vineyard Church
Rm T-106
736 24 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Patti Hill
Patti Hill
Patti is a local author with seven published books.

 


Crime Fiction: Best Sellers--Quantity and Quality?
The class will discuss mysteries from recent New York Times best seller lists, evaluating the quality of writing, reasons for popularity, and the author's ability to maintain standards of long-running series. We will also consider the classic roots, if any, of contemporary mystery best sellers. The instructor will provide an optional reading list for the class and send it by email as soon as the class list is available.   (Class limit:  20)

Wed 2/13/19, 9:30-11:00am
Wed 2/20/19, 9:30-11:00am
Wed 2/27/19, 9:30-11:00am

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Lyn Fraser
Lyn Fraser
Mystery author, avid mystery reader, retired faculty CMU and Texas A&M University.

 


Decluttering Your Life: A Soulful Cleanse
What clutter is causing you the most frustration? Is it the piles of paper that live in stacks around your house? The mounds of clothes that make it difficult to find your bed? Or maybe your email inbox numbers in the thousands, and you realize a month too late you were invited to a party, so you missed the fun. Join us for this tender look at what is cluttering up your life. Why tender? Because most of the time we store up clutter because it protects us from getting hurt. Sound crazy? Come listen as we take a new approach to cleaning closets. One that will feel more like a day at the spa and less like a chore to endure.   (Class limit:  60)

Tue 3/12/19, 6:00-8:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Rebecca Mullen
Rebecca Mullen
Rebecca is a writer, life coach, teacher, blogger and speaker about writing & life.

 


Depression as We Age
Depression in later life is a life-threatening condition when not recognized and adequately treated. This course will review the variety of ways that depression may be recognized and discuss medications and non-medical therapy approaches.   (Class limit:  50)

Wed 2/13/19, 9:30-11:30am

Mind Springs
Building A ; Conference Room 236
515 28 3/4 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Drive east on North Ave., turn left on 28 3/4 Rd.


Dr. Jules Rosen
Dr. Jules Rosen
Dr. Rosen is Chief Medical Officer at Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction.

 


District 51 Teaching and Learning Model
Is the model of learning being implemented in School District 51 new? How is it different? What are the hopes for advanced and integrative learning? Join Interim Superintendent, Dr. Diana Sirko, along with two teachers, a building principal, and a student to understand the common elements and what this model looks like for students in classrooms and schools.   (Class limit:  35)

Mon 3/11/19, 1:30-4:00pm

Harry Butler Room
R-5 High School
455 North 22nd Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

(North of D51 Administration Building
Terry Schmalz
Terry is New Emerson School Principal which was a pilot school for the new learning model.

Shawn Carstensen-Hays
Shawn is a National Board Certified Teacher at Orchard Avenue School.

 


District Attorney: A Look Inside the Office
This course will examine the District Attorney's office, major cases being handled, current challenges, and crime trends in Mesa County.   (Class limit:  60)

Tue 2/12/19, 9:00-10:00am

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Dan Rubinstein
Dan Rubinstein
Elected District Attorney for the 21st Judicial District.

 


Downsizing
Pros and cons of downsizing to a smaller home, plus other fun facts and tips for those thinking of scaling down.   (Class limit:  50)

Mon 2/18/19, 1:00-2:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Fred & Winona Schwartz
Fred & Winona Schwartz
Realtors with 20+ years experience, specializing in residential real estate sales.

 


Early Agriculture in the Grand Valley
Agricultural Beginnings of the Grand Valley – a Powerpoint presentation and discussion of agriculture production in Palisade, Grand Junction, Fruita, and environs from the 1880s through the early decades of the twentieth century. Topics include apples in Fruita, peaches in Palisade, the Grand Valley Diversion Dam and other irrigation projects, farming, and ranching.   (Class limit:  25)

Fri 3/8/19, 1:00-3:00pm

Fruita Community Center
324 North Coulson
Fruita, CO 81521
Steve & Denise Hight
Steve & Denise Hight
They are Museum of Western Colorado Historians and authors.

 


Economic Outlook for 2019
Enjoy hearing GJEP's Director, Robin Brown, discuss the latest on economic development efforts for Mesa County, including air service updates, BLM HQ recruitment, opportunity zones, and a new focus on aerospace. You will also gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the economic development partners across the valley.   (Class limit:  50)

Mon 3/4/19, 10:00-11:00am

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Robin Brown
Robin Brown
Executive Director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.

 


Effects of Child and Adolescent Trauma and Experiences on Health
This course will provide education regarding the research on adverse childhood experiences (ACE's) and the effects they have on both physical and mental health in middle and senior years. Cheryl uses her background in family systems and the neuroscience of trauma to explain how life events affect the developing brain as well as a person's thoughts, reactions, and behavior long after the occurrence. She will also share a questionnaire used to help people understand these health consequences, and identify ways to improve psychological health.   (Class limit:  25)

Mon 3/11/19, 9:30-11:30am

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Cheryl Young, MA, LMFT
Behavioral Health and Wellness; therapist for 38 years.

 


Electricity: Getting Charged Up About an Invisible Force
We never see it, but we use it daily for light, heat, making things move, and communicating. This introductory class will use lecture, discussion, and hands-on (safe) experiments to convey the science behind how electricity works and how it can do so many things. You'll also learn the basics of electricity including types of electricity, basic terms, and basic circuit types.   (Class limit:  20)

Mon 2/25/19, 1:00-2:30pm
Wed 2/27/19, 1:00-2:30pm
Mon 3/4/19, 1:00-2:30pm
Wed 3/6/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Koinonia Church
730 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Paul Van Camp
Paul Van Camp
Paul will be your guide as students and faculty address participants.

 


Embracing Creativity
Research has shown that by combining scientifically proven principles with ancient and modern concepts, one can create their own pathway toward meaningful life goals and strategies for lasting happiness and fulfillment. Come away with clear strategies for optimizing your life   (Class limit:  25)

Mon 3/4/19, 2:30-4:00pm
Wed 3/6/19, 2:30-4:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Dr. Richard Fulton
Dr. Richard Fulton
Retired physician and inventor with many patents and commercialized products.

 


Energy Sources and Uses in Western Colorado
This class will cover Western Colorado energy development and hydraulic fracturing, regulation, and US energy development.   (Class limit:  50)

Thu 3/7/19, 6:30-8:30pm

Colorado Mesa University
Dominguez Hall-Room 110
1248 Houston Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Steve Soychack
Steve Soychack
Program Director and Faculty of Energy Mgmt/Landman; previously Adjunct Prof.

 


Enstrom Candies Tour and History
Join us for a tour of the Enstrom candy factory and learn about its history and other information.   (Class limit:  10)

Thu 2/14/19, 9:00-10:45am

Enstrom Candies
701 Colorado Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Jim Simons
Jim Simons
Fourth generation owner and Vice President of Sales for Enstrom Candies.

 


Eureka! Mc Connell Science Museum Tour
Come join us for a fun filled 90-minute tour at the Eureka! McConnell Science Museum's new building on the CMU campus (previously known as the "John McConnell Math & Science Center located at New Emerson School). Experience all the new exhibits and grandeur of this newly designed-high tech building. Staff will share the history of the Center, the mission and its future plans. Learn more about classes, programs and upcoming events including Eureka! Explorers trips for active 55+ adults.

Donations to Eureka are welcome!

Class on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019  (Class limit:  20):
Wed 2/27/19, 10:00-11:30am

Eureka Science Museum
Confluence Hall
1400 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO
- OR -
Class on Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019  (Class limit:  20):
Tue 3/12/19, 2:00-4:00pm

Eureka Science Museum
Confluence Hall
1400 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO
Eureka! Staff
Education coordinator at the Eureka! Science Museum

 


Fancy Tea Time in Grand Junction
Tea is more than amber liquid when served hot, it is a gentle beverage that soothes the senses and soul. A peek into the past will give you a window to spy on the messages that tea once served. Carolyn and Jackie will present a meditation on an 18th century Tea Party in London and show some fun tea parties you can create for you and your friends. Join us for tea and scones and wear your fancy tea clothes.   (Class limit:  25)

Mon 3/4/19, 2:00-4:00pm

American Lutheran Church
631 26 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Jackie Walker
Jackie Walker
Member of Lapsang Tea Friends.

Carolyn Lampshire
Carolyn Lampshire
Certified in aromatherapy and member of Lapsang Tea Friends.

 


Folktales of the Southwest
Every culture will share its humor, fears, aspirations and wisdom in the stories that it shares from generation to generation. This is no different for the Native, Spanish and American Pioneers, all three of which made the American Southwest their home. Their oral stories, tall tales, folk tales, and legends give us a glimpse of who they were and what they thought.   (Class limit:  30)

Mon 2/11/19, 5:30-7:00pm

Whitman Center
Museum of Western Colorado
248 South Fourth Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Peter Booth PhD
Peter Booth PhD
Executive Director, Museum of Western Colorado and lover of people's cultures.

 


From Idea to Character: Costume Design in Action
Ever wonder why characters look the way they do? Get into the mind of the designer and explore the CMU Costume Shop in this whirlwind look at the costume design process combining lecture, demo and hands-on design challenges.   (Class limit:  16)

Thu 3/14/19, 6:00-8:30pm

Colorado Mesa University
Moss Performing Arts Center, 2nd floor
Costume Shop
Jill Van Brussel
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Resident Costume Designer at Colorado Mesa University.

 


Geologic History of Western Colorado
A review and description of local geological history here in your area and identifying features that can be seen across our valley. We will be hiking to the top of Riggs Hill, which is a short hike but will be up a steep, rocky slope.   (Class limit:  12)

Mon 3/18/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Riggs Hill Parking Lot
South Broadway (just west of South Camp Road)
Grand Junction, CO 81507
Steve Clark
Steve Clark
Degree in geology, docent at Dinosaur Journey, retired teacher.

 


Grand Junction: Our Town
Greg Caton, Grand Junction City Manager, will talk about the role of a City Manager and discuss current issues and goals for the city of Grand Junction.   (Class limit:  80)

Fri 3/15/19, 9:00-10:30am

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Greg Caton
Greg Caton
Greg is the City Manager of Grand Junction.

 


Hiking Upper to Lower Monument Canyon Colorado National Monument
This is a 6-mile one-way top to bottom hike with 1500’ of elevation drop. It is a moderate downhill hike with rocky and sandy terrain for hikers in SOLID PHYSICAL CONDITION. Hiking sticks HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for the descent.

Upper to Lower Monument Canyon trail in Colorado National Monument leaves the rim and winds its way beneath many of the park’s major rock formations, including the Coke Ovens, Kissing Couple and Independence Monument.

Approximately 4 hours of hiking time. Shuttle required, with cars left at lower Monument Trailhead.
Bring water, snacks, hiking sticks and appropriate clothing for the weather.   (Class limit:  8)

Wed 3/20/19, 8:30am-1:30pm

Meet at the lower Monument Canyon trailhead west of Redlands Middle School and shuttle to top.

Directions will be provided to participants at a later date.

Cary Atwood
Cary Atwood
Birder, naturalist, hiker and explorer.

 


History and Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is a low impact, mind-body method of exercise focused on building core strength, improving balance and stability, and increasing flexibility and coordination. Kathy will discuss the history, science, and benefits of this gentle, yet challenging exercise regimen, and provide an overview of the variety of equipment used in Pilates. Demonstration of typical exercises will also be included.   (Class limit:  25)

Mon 3/4/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Better Bodies Pilates and Fitness Studio
715 South 7th Street
Grand Junction,CO 81501

Across the street from the Daily Sentinel and adjacent to Get Air at the Silo.
Kathy Friesen
Kathy Friesen
Kathy is a certified Pilates instructor and teaches at her studio in Grand Junction.

 


In the Know at MCPL: Finding Great Reads with Novelist and RBDigital
Finding your next good read with Novelist-Author read-alikes, book recommendations, and more. RBDigital-downloadable magazines you keep as long as you like.   (Class limit:  12)

Wed 2/27/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Mesa County Public Library
443 North 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Jennifer Murrell
Jennifer Murrell
Jennifer is a librarian who enjoys learning and teaching and is currently teaching computer.

 


In the Know at MCPL: Protecting Intellectual Property--An introduction to Copyright, Patents and Trademarks
Mesa County Libraries, now a Patent and Trademark Resource Center under the auspices of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, will help you learn how registering for copyright, trademarks, and patents can help you protect creative works, inventions, and your business brand. You will also learn database resources and research techniques to determine if someone already owns the patent or trademark you are seeking, one of the first steps in the patent or trademark application process.   (Class limit:  12)

Wed 3/6/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Mesa County Public Library
443 North 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Noel Kalenian
Noel Kalenian
Noel is the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian at Mesa County Libraries.

 


In the Know at MCPL: Genealogy
Learn how to research your family tree using Ancestry Library Edition and other genealogy resources. This class is for beginning genealogists. Must have computer skills.

Only 12 computers available. Couples may register as one.   (Class limit:  12)

Wed 2/20/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Mesa County Public Library
443 North 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Noel Kalenian
Noel Kalenian
Noel is the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian at Mesa County Libraries.

 


In the Know at MCPL: Prehistoric Living Spaces of Western Colorado
Humans have been living in Mesa County and Montrose County for thousands of years. At several prehistoric sites, archaeologists have discovered material remains that prove human habitation and activities. This class will unearth the findings from some of those sites.   (Class limit:  20)

Wed 3/13/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Mesa County Public Library-Main Branch
443 North 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Ike Rakiecki
Ike Rakiecki
Ike is a librarian who is responsible for the Rashleigh Regional History Room at MCPL.

 


In the Know at MCPL: Using Lynda and Universal Class for Work and Play
Lynda is an educational site that includes over 33,000 courses. Universal Class has over 500 online non-college credit continuing education courses covering hobbies, interest and work skills.   (Class limit:  12)

Wed 2/13/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Central Library Computer Lab
443 North 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Jennifer Murrell
Jennifer Murrell
Jennifer is a librarian who enjoys learning and teaching and is currently teaching computer.

 


Informance of the opera "Die Walkure"
Informance will include background on the opera "Die Walkure"(by Wagner), the singers and the performance. The intent is to maximize your enjoyment of the Metropolitan Opera live simulcast performance of "Die Walkure" on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00am. If you choose to attend the simulcast, tickets for seniors are typically $22 and are purchased at the Regal Theater on 24 Road.   (Class limit:  40)

Thu 3/21/19, 10:00-11:30am

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Ed Arnos
Ed Arnos
Ed has studied and sung opera and large choral works for 40 years.

 


Inside the FBI: Anatomy of an Investigation
This course will examine techniques used by law enforcement and intelligence agencies to conduct investigations. We will discuss public source data bases as well as special tactics used by law enforcement to obtain information. The current status of the Special Counsel (Mueller) investigation will be discussed along with any other FBI related topics of interest to the class. This course is designed to be an interactive discussion of current issues in the criminal justice system specifically relating to the role of the FBI.   (Class limit:  50)

Tue 2/12/19, 3:00-5:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Jane Quimby
Jane Quimby
Former Special Agent of the FBI with 20 years of professional investigative experience.

 


Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
A class to learn the why and how of simple but powerful awareness meditation practice that you can begin using right away. It is a proven method for calming the mind, relieving stress and dealing effectively with the continuous challenges of everyday life.

Class starting on Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019  (Class limit:  10):
Tue 3/5/19, 11:00am-12:30pm
Wed 3/6/19, 11:00am-12:30pm
Thu 3/7/19, 11:00am-12:30pm

Koinonia Church
730 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
- OR -
Class starting on Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019  (Class limit:  10):
Tue 3/12/19, 11:00am-12:30pm
Wed 3/13/19, 11:00am-12:30pm
Thu 3/14/19, 11:00am-12:30pm

Koinonia Church
730 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
Tom has engaged in meditation practices and studies for 30 years.

 


Isabella Bird: Traveler,Writer,Explorer--Wonder-woman of the Victorian Age
Have you heard about the second woman to climb Long's Peak in Colorado? Not only climbed it but did so while wearing a skirt! That was Isabella Bird in 1873, and that was just one of her many adventures in countries around the world---from China to Persia, from Hawaii to Kashmir and Tibet. Some of those stories will be shared in this class.   (Class limit:  25)

Thu 2/28/19, 10:00am-12:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Nancy Keddy
Nancy Keddy
Avid traveler.

 


K-9 Dogs: Learn about the Dogs and their Officers
Officer Joey Gonzalez will share information about K-9 dogs, where the dogs come from, and the unique way of training them. He will talk about using dogs to track drugs and, of course, perpetrators. He and his dog Merlin will show bite techniques and possibly search tactics if weather permits.   (Class limit:  35)

Mon 3/18/19, 10:30am-1:30pm

Canyon View Vineyard Church Rm T-105
736 24 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Joey Gonzales
Joey Gonzales
Officer Joey is the K-9 Officer for the Grand Junction Police Department.

 


Land in Turmoil: Native Wars of the Southwest 1860s and 1870s
When the United States came into possession of the American Southwest a number of Native People groups, including the Navajo and Apache, exercised an independence over their lives and a dominion over the land. By the mid-1870's though, each of these groups had experienced a drastic change to their way of life and forever altered the future of the land.   (Class limit:  30)

Mon 3/11/19, 5:30-7:00pm

Whitman Center
Museum of Western Colorado
248 South 4th Street
Grand Junction, CO 8150
Peter Booth PhD
Peter Booth PhD
Executive Director, Museum of Western Colorado and lover of people's cultures.

 


Landscaping with Lavender
Unlock the secrets of landscaping with lavender. This versatile shrub comes in many sizes and colors and can complement any sunny spot in your yard. In addition to a beautiful, fragrant plant in the garden, you can harvest the flowers, dry them and use them for a wide assortment of items such as potpourri, wreaths and cooking.   (Class limit:  25)

Wed 2/20/19, 2:00-3:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Kathy Kimbrough
Kathy Kimbrough
Landscape Designer and Horticulture Coordinator for W. CO Botanical Gardens.

 


Lawyers in Movies and TV, Fact or Fiction?
How accurate are the legal aspects as depicted in movies and TV? An analysis of two movies, "The Verdict", "And Justice for All", and the TV shows "L.A. Law" and "Rumpole of the Bailey" will be included as examples.   (Class limit:  60)

Wed 2/20/19, 3:15-6:15pm
Mon 2/25/19, 2:00-5:00pm
Wed 2/27/19, 3:15-6:15pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Glenn Whitaker
Glenn Whitaker
A trial lawyer for over 40 years representing US Dept of Justice, CIA, FBI among others.

 


Medical Directives: Our Wishes Respected
When you can no longer speak for yourself about your medical care, Medical Directive can help you:
• avoid some of the anguish your family may face in making medical decisions for you
• make things go smoothly for your loved ones 
• enhance understanding of your medical preference to health care professionals.
Experienced HopeWest counselors will present how a well-crafted Medical Directive can do each of these things. Facilitators will also describe your rights as a patient which include: a right to say “yes” to procedures you want, and to say “no” to those you do not want.   (Class limit:  30)

Tue 2/12/19, 9:00-10:30am
Tue 2/19/19, 9:00-10:30am

Hope West Building
3090 North 12th Street, Suite B
Conference Room 102 next to Spoons
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Mary Watson MSW
Mary Watson MSW
Facilitator of workshops, seminars, events and Community Project Coordinator, HopeWest.

Brian Whitmore MSW
Brian Whitmore MSW
Community Relations Director, HopeWest. Ten years consultant on end-of-life issues.

 


Meet the new Police Chief
Chief Shoemaker will share his core message and goals for the next 2-5 years. He will discuss major topics such as crime in our community, homeless issues, staffing and budget issues/constraints. Q & A to follow his presentation as time allows.   (Class limit:  50)

Thu 2/14/19, 10:00-11:30am

First Presbyterian Church
3940 27 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Chief Doug Shoemaker
Chief Doug Shoemaker
Chief of Police for the Grand Junction Police Department.

 


Mesa County Jail Tour
The tour will include the sallyport, pre-screen area, body scanner, booking, holding cells and the housing areas, possibly the Master Control, and the laundry and kitchen areas.

NOTE: DO NOT bring knives, guns or other weapons. You will need to empty your pockets; no cell phones allowed: lockers available if needed. Background checks are required. You will receive an email requesting a copy of your driver's license or passport two weeks before the tour.

Class on Monday, Feb 18, 2019  (Class limit:  12):
Mon 2/18/19, 12:30-2:00pm

Mesa County Sheriff Department
215 Rice Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
- OR -
Class on Monday, Feb 25, 2019  (Class limit:  12):
Mon 2/25/19, 12:30-2:00pm

Mesa County Sheriff Department
215 Rice Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Brenda Apolinar
Lieutenant with the Mesa County Sheriff's Department.

 


Movies--Mad About Film
We will be showing films from several different genres. Films are mainly selected from American Film Institute's 100 greatest American movies of all time. Most films shown are considered "classics" and have earned this designation based on critical analysis and acclaim, not necessarily popularity. The presenter will preview the film and facilitate a brief discussion following the showing. The New Dimensions film license prohibits publishing or marketing film titles in advance of showing.   (Class limit:  100)

Fri 2/22/19, 6:30-9:30pm
Fri 3/1/19, 6:30-9:30pm
Fri 3/8/19, 6:30-9:30pm
Fri 3/15/19, 6:30-9:30pm

Colorado Mesa University
Dominguez Hall - Room 111
1248 Houston Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Jan Henwood
Jan studied film as part of her communication major and has taught film in high school.

Dick Arnold
Dick is a film enthusiast and tries to explore the genres.

 


New Dimensions: Behind the Scenes
Have you ever wondered how New Dimensions grows such a large and varied selection of classes, sometimes starting from just a small spark of an idea? The volunteers who manage that task, as well as the folks who handle other duties, have developed a system that is smooth, efficient, rewarding and often lots of fun. Looking to the future we will need to grow our cadre of volunteers in order to ensure the system remains viable and vibrant. In addition to our volunteer instructors, we also have the curriculum committee that seeks out and manages the classes, technology experts, a web design coordinator, a site coordinator, a marketing coordinator, and class hosts. If any of these tasks pique your interest and you would be interested in joining this group in any capacity, or if you just want to see how New Dimensions works, please plan to attend this informational meeting.   (Class limit:  50)

Fri 2/15/19, 1:00-2:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
New Dimensions Team

 


Orchestra Conductors and What They Do: Demystifying the Maestro
Learn from the inside how an orchestra conductor interacts with the musicians to recreate the great musical masterpieces. How do we interpret Beethoven's music? Why don't musicians seem to be looking at the conductor during a concert? When should I clap? Who chooses the music for concerts, and how long do orchestras rehearse? What is the conductor actually doing up there in a concert? Do different conductors actually make a difference to the performance? Charles Latshaw, discusses how to dissect a piece of music, prepare to conduct musicians, rehearse the orchestra, and conduct a performance. All of this will be done in a lecture format on Monday 2/25.

On Tuesday, 2/26, the first 30 participants are invited to attend a rehearsal of the GJSO, 7:00-8:30, at CMU’s Moss Performing Arts Center. All participants are eligible to purchase specially priced $5 tickets to the GJSO's concerts on Saturday and Sunday, 3/2 and 3/3.   (Class limit:  100)

Mon 2/25/19, 10:00am-12:00pm

First Presbyterian Church
3940 27 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Maestro Charles Latshaw
Maestro Charles Latshaw
Music Director of the GJ Symphony Orchestra and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.

 


Palisade Insectary Tour
Tired of relying on chemicals to get rid of weeds? In a two hour tour led by the Insectary’s group of bio-control experts, learn how it helps develop and distribute safe and effective biological control agents to control non-native weeds and insect pests. This pest management program has been in existence since the 1940’s when some of the first bio-controls were released in the Grand Valley to combat the devastating effects of the Oriental fruit moth on the valley’s peach orchards. Tour the greenhouses and learn how the Insectary can benefit your garden or fruit trees and keep native plants healthy.   (Class limit:  18)

Wed 3/6/19, 10:00am-12:00pm

Palisade Insectary
750 37.8 Road (also called Main Street)
Palisade, Colorado
Sonya Daly
Biocontrol mapping and data management specialist

 


Placebo Effect
Participants will develop a better understanding of this powerful phenomenon. The placebo effect shows how our beliefs influence our perceptions, behavior, and the outcomes of treatment.   (Class limit:  15)

Tue 2/19/19, 9:00-10:30am

Primary Care Partners
3150 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Garden Level Conference Room B
Phil Mohler, MD
Phil Mohler, MD
Retired Family Practice Physician still active with Rocky Mountain Health Plans.

 


Portolano: a film about Jack Mueller
A documentary film about the life of Jack Mueller, a San Francisco North Beach poet in the 70's and 80's, who settled in Ridgeway and helped spark a renaissance of poetry on the Western slope. Jack Mueller died in Grand Junction in 2017. Film maker Kyle Harvey and close friend of Jack will present.   (Class limit:  30)

Wed 2/20/19, 6:30-8:30pm

Lithic Books
South Park Square #202
Fruita, CO 81521
Kyle Harvey
Kyle Harvey
Kyle Harvey is a poet, songwriter, singer, and filmmaker.

Danny Rosen
Danny Rosen
Owner Lithic Book Store, Fruita.

 


Principles of Water-Wise Landscaping
Since below-average snow pack was one of the big stories of 2018, we're forced to question something we have taken for granted in the past--abundant water on demand. Our landscapes require most of our water reserves, so making changes in how we create and manage our yards will maximize water conservation. In this class, we will talk about ways to conserve water by reviewing Xeriscape principles and how they can be used to create now water-wise landscapes. But we won't stop there. We'll also talk about ways to use less water in our existing yards without having to start from scratch.   (Class limit:  35)

Fri 3/8/19, 9:00am-12:00pm

Bookcliff Gardens
755 26 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Dennis Hill
Dennis Hill
Part owner and manager of Bookcliff Gardens.

 


Public Defender: Fighting Injustice
Learn about the significant role played by the Public Defender in our Judicial System.   (Class limit:  100)

Mon 3/11/19, 1:00-2:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Steve V Colvin, Esq.
Lead Public Defender with the Colorado Public Defender's Office in Grand Junction.

 


Railroads of Western Colorado
The unique history of the Railroads of Western Colorado will be brought to life thru photos, stories and maps. Railroading from the unique Uintah Railway, to the little discussed Fruit Belt route, to the legendary Rio Grande will be presented.   (Class limit:  28)

Wed 3/6/19, 5:00-6:00pm
Wed 3/13/19, 5:00-6:00pm
Wed 3/20/19, 5:00-6:00pm

Cross Orchards Historic Site
3073 Patterson Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Matt Darling
Matt Darling
Curator of Cross Orchards Historic Site, Railroad Historian

 


Revised Gems of Our Area 2019 – Updated and Expanded
You may live in the Grand Valley but do you enjoy it to the max? This class will share gems
that make our valley special: how to have more fun, eat tastier food, and dazzle your friends. Kent will highlight some of Rita’s and his favorites and will encourage participants to share theirs. A combined list of gems will be emailed to class participants after the class.   (Class limit:  30)

Tue 2/26/19, 10:00-11:30am

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Kent Brown
Kent Brown
Kent and his wife write the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel “Browns Around Town” column.

 


Self Defense for Women
Come learn about self defense techniques in this hands on workshop. No athleticism required with emphasis on pressure points, joint locks, and vital point techniques with safety first for all.

Class starting on Monday, Feb 11, 2019  (Class limit:  24):
Mon 2/11/19, 9:00-11:00am
Thu 2/14/19, 9:00-11:00am
Fri 2/15/19, 9:00-11:00am

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
- OR -
Class starting on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019  (Class limit:  24):
Wed 2/27/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Thu 2/28/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Fri 3/1/19, 1:00-3:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Robert McKenna
Robert McKenna
More than 35+ years experience in martial arts .

 


Shakespeare: Just for the Fun of It!
In this course, we will explore Shakespeare's comedy, As You Like It, which chronicles the adventures of a noblewoman banished to the countryside by her conniving uncle. In this celebration of wit, loyalty, and courage, readers may both revel in a masterful pastoral comedy and reflect more deeply on power, love, and human nature. We will read the play aloud together, pausing to discuss, and develop skills for reading Shakespearean language, appreciating his genius, and critiquing his choices. Volunteer to take the role of a character as we read or listen as others are engaged. Find out why Shakespeare's works have remained relevant over the centuries.

While many editions of As You Like It are available at the library and online, participants are encouraged to obtain the Folger Edition of As You Like It (its annotations and commentaries are very helpful). Copies are available for $5.99 at Out West Books at 533 Main. A kindle version is also available from Amazon.   (Class limit:  15)

Thu 2/21/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Thu 2/28/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Thu 3/7/19, 1:00-3:00pm
Thu 3/14/19, 1:00-3:00pm

Koinonia Church
730 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Nancy Strippel
Nancy Strippel
Nancy taught high school literature for ten years.

 


Texas Holdem Poker
For beginners and experts alike, the course will cover strategies for winning poker, whether for fun or money, including ranking of hands, some basic probability, cost-reward calculations, and reading other people. No money will be risked or exchanged during the course.   (Class limit:  18)

Tue 2/19/19, 3:00-5:00pm
Tue 2/26/19, 3:00-5:00pm
Tue 3/5/19, 3:00-5:00pm

Koinonia Church
730 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Gene Starbuck
Gene Starbuck
Retired from CMU & has won poker tournaments at multiple casinos.

 


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What Is It?
What rights belong to every human being? What rights would you want on the list? We'll review the rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations seventy years ago; you'll learn about the scope of these rights, as well as deliberation and struggles faced by its originators, and discuss their relevance today.   (Class limit:  30)

Mon 2/25/19, 5:30-7:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Susan Marie Frontczak
Susan Marie Frontczak
For 10 yrs she has explored the UDHR through her Living History of Eleanor Roosevelt.

 


Walking Easy
This class is designed for people who are able to walk 4 miles on mostly flat, even surfaces. People should be in generally good physical health and able to keep up with a group walking at a reasonable pace for moderate exercise. Participants should bring water, wear good walking shoes, and dress appropriately for windy, cool spring weather. This class will include 3 sites: Audubon/Connected Lakes; Horsethief; and Dominguez Canyon, Bridgeport   (Class limit:  12)

Thu 3/7/19, 9:00am-12:00pm

Meet at the southwest corner of Brach's Shopping Center just off Highway 340 on the Redlands.
We will gather near the Chow Down Pet Supplies store and take the trail.
Thu 3/14/19, 9:00am-12:00pm

Horsethief Canyon
Directions: Take CO Highway 340 1.2 miles south of Fruita and turn right on Kings View Road. Go 1.2 miles, Kings View Road becomes Horsethief Canyon Road. Continue on this road until it ends in a parking lot. You will see signage and bathroom facilities.
Thu 3/21/19, 9:00am-01:00pm

Meet at the Orchard Mesa City Market at 9:00 A.M. at the southwest corner by the bank kiosk. We will car pool and caravan to the site. City Market Parking Lot, 2770 Highway 50, Grand Junction, CO 81503.
Jolynn Phillips
Jolynn Phillips
JoLynn taught physical education and coached girls basketball. She is a retired educator.

 


What's Changing in Newspapers, and at the Daily Sentinel
Things have been changing in the print media world and at the Sentinel over the past years. Jay will discuss the current situation, his concerns, and will invite participants comments and questions.   (Class limit:  80)

Tue 3/12/19, 9:30-11:30am

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Jay Seaton
Jay Seaton
Publisher, The Daily Sentinel

 


Why We Need Public Lands
Did you know that a large percentage of Mesa County is public lands?
Come explore your public lands during a moderate six mile hike into the beautiful Kodel’s Trail area near Fruita. Bring a pack lunch, water, hiking sticks and an interest in learning about the different types of public land in Mesa County. We will be discussing why we value public lands and sharing favorite places. Please be sure you are in shape to walk six miles over rolling terrain as it will be a loop hike.   (Class limit:  10)

Wed 3/6/19, 10:00am-2:00pm

Meet at the Devil's Canyon Parking Area off Hwy 340 near Fruita
Laura Johnston
Laura Johnston
A former teacher, Laura now spends her summers as a park ranger in Grand Teton Nat. Park

 


Writing a Memoir: How to Bring the Objects in Your Life Alive to Tell Your Story
Does your book sound better in your head than it does when you put it on paper? Does your story sound flat or boring? Do you have trouble even finding time to write? This class will show you how to give the tiny objects in your life a voice and, in doing so, you will find your own story effortlessly spilling onto the page. Come find helpful tools to get you inspired and writing.   (Class limit:  60)

Tue 3/19/19, 6:00-8:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Rebecca Mullen
Rebecca Mullen
Rebecca is a writer, life coach, teacher, blogger and speaker about writing & life.

 


You've Retired, and You Want to Travel the World
You’ve retired and you want to see the World! This course will enlighten and introduce potential new travelers to many aspects of international travel. A sample of topics to be covered include: destination selection, using travel agents vs. do-it-yourself arrangements, land explorations and ocean cruises, documents needed, trip insurance, trip finances, clothing to pack and how to pack, what to expect at airports, dealing with problems that arise…and much more.   (Class limit:  25)

Wed 2/13/19, 1:00-4:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Ouray Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Gene and Linda Scheve
Gene and Linda Scheve
Traveled in over 50 countries, practical knowledge of all aspect of travel.