Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau



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1

Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau
Few places in the world have as many rock art sites as the American Southwest. These sites include examples of pictographs and petroglyphs ranging from hunter-gathers carvings to more recent Ute, Navajo, and other groups. These sessions will provide a glimpse into rock art and a chance to visit a site in Western Colorado.


Zebulon Miracle:
Curator for Gateway Canyons Resort
The ½ day field trip with this class has closed. The lecture portion remains open.


2 sessions

Tuesday October 13

lecture

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley

536 Ouray Ave.

( north of the library)
Tuesday October 20

½ day field trip

limited to 12 participants

8:00 am – 12:00 pm






2

Navigating our Mangled Medical Milieu
A class to learn how to be an active participant in your own health care, the questions to ask your physician, and information you need to know. Subtopics include the nature of American medicine, dilemma involved in the use of medications and screening tests, decisions that make a difference.



Dr. Phil Mohler:
Family Physician

4 sessions: 2 hrs. each


Wednesday: October 7

October 14

October 21

October 28

 

9:00 am – 11:00 am  



Primary Care Conference Rm.
3150 N. 12th St.

(Main Entrance, then down one flight of stairs to Garden Level)





3

Books to Die For”


A dissection of crime writing from classic to contemporary, led by mystery author and university professor Lyn Fraser, who started with Nancy Drew and has never stopped the clock. The trans Atlantic discussion will feature American and British authors as well as an exploration of the genres that encompass writing about crime, from cozy to thriller.



Lyn Fraser:
Author and former professor at CMU and Texas A&M

4 sessions: 1.5 hrs. each


Tuesday: September 29

October 6

October 13

October 20


9:30 am – 11:00 am
Koinonia Church

730 25 road





4

Oh The Places You’ll GO”



So you think you want to travel

Discussion about travel and tips on ways to travel smart.




Mike Perry:
Former Director of Museum of Western Colorado, tour guide and adventurer

1 session: 2 hrs.


Tuesday, October 13
9:00 am -11:00 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley

536 Ouray Ave.

( north of the library)



5

Media Issues From a Reporter’s View
A discussion of current media issue from a reporter’s perspective. This may include how stories are developed or assigned, the mechanics of investigating, writing, and getting a story in print, and the broader discussion of journalism today.



Mike Wiggins:
Managing Editor:

The Daily Sentinel

This class has closed.

1 session: 2 hrs.


Tuesday, October 27
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am

The Daily Sentinel conference room

734 S. 7th St.




6
West Slope Habitat and Hiking
A three-session course on enjoying and appreciating the Colorado Plateau and arid southwest.



Bill Haggerty:
Published author and former columnist for The Daily Sentinel.


This class has closed.

3 sessions: 1.5 hrs. each

(approximate times)
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m.
Sept 30: CO. National Monument’s Devil’s Kitchen Picnic Area: Introduction to local habitat of Colorado Plateau, short hike.
Oct 7: Colorado Riverfront Trail, Watson Island adjacent to Western Colorado Botanical Gardens: Water and waterways in the arid Southwest, short hike.
Oct 14: McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area: What bear lives where? Short hike.
Limited to 20 participants




7

Mad About Film
Enrich your enjoyment of movies through understanding the methods used in constructing a film. View and evaluate a film and discuss your analysis with other students. This series will include a variety of classic films by different directors and in different genres. Students will be asked to select future films in the series.

BYOP!



Rob Washington:
Teacher and Film Enthusiast

Jan Henwood:
Former teacher of Film Studies.

4 sessions: 2.5 hrs. each


Dates: October 16

October 23

October 30

November 6


Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Domiguez Hall Room 110

Colorado Mesa University




8

Birding 101
Students must have their own binoculars, and the ability to walk 1-2 miles over uneven terrain.
New to birding and want to increase your knowledge and enjoyment? This class will give you the basics in identifying birds.
The classroom session will focus on selection and use of binoculars, the organization and use of Birding Field Guides, and what to look for to identify birds.
The four field trips will be to local Birding hotspots where the group will practice identifying different species common to the Grand Valley


Mike Henwood:
Mike is a guide for Colorado Field Ornithologists.

This class has closed.

4 sessions: 3 hrs. each


Mondays: September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

8:00-11:00 a.m.

Meet at southwest corner of Redlands Albertsons’ Parking lot

Limited to 10 participants



9

Intermediate Birding
Students must have their own binoculars a Birding Field Guide, and the ability to walk 1-2 miles over uneven terrain.
The four half day field trips will be to local Birding hotspots where the group will focus on identifying migrants as well as resident local birds. Tips for becoming better birders, as well as advanced birding behaviors and the relationship of birds and various habitats will be discussed.



Mike Henwood:
Mike is a guide for Colorado Field Ornithologists.

This class has closed.

4 sessions: 3 hrs. each


Tuesdays: September 29

October 6

October 13

October 20

8:00-11:00 a.m.

Meet at southwest corner of Redlands Albertsons’ Parking lot


Limited to 10 participants


10

Beginning Bridge
For students who have little to no knowledge of bridge. Participants will be introduced to bridge with a step-by-step approach: rules, basic bidding, scoring, and playing the hand.

Bridge for Everyone by Crisfield will be used as a reference.



Jolynn Phillips:
Teacher and Bridge Enthusiast
Jeff Phillips:
Teacher and Bridge Enthusiast

4 sessions: 3 hrs. each


Mondays: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Dates: September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12



Unitarian Universalist

536 Ouray Ave. Congregation of the Grand Valley

( north of the library)




11

Playing Duplicate Bridge
Learn the protocols of duplicate bridge, review bidding, response, learn and practice conventions. Participants should know the basics of bridge.



Jolynn Phillips
Teacher and Bridge Enthusiast
Jeff Phillips
Teacher and Bridge Enthusiast


3 sessions: 3 hrs.


Mondays: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Dates: October 26

November 2

November 9
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley

536 Ouray Ave.

( north of the library)



12

Middle East Historical Sites and Events

Session 1. Islam and the ISIS Crisis: Islamic Art Session 2. Sites ISIS destroyed at Ninevah Session 3. Red Rose City of Petra in Jordan Session 4. Herod the Great, Builder of Cities




Jackie Walker:
HS Teacher: History and Comparative Religions


This class has closed.

4 sessions:


Mondays:
Session 1. October 5

Session 2. October 19

Session 3. October 26

Session 4. November 2


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
American Lutheran Church

631 26 ½ Road (North of Patterson on 7th. St.  Left side of road)





13

Mythology of the Northern Constellations
A study of the Greek and Roman myths that make up the northern constellations. Some constellations have more than one story connected to them. The night sky may be considered the first story book.



Luis Lopez:
Colorado Mesa University Professor Emeritus

1 session: 2 hrs.

Tuesday:  

November 10


9:00-11:00 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley

536 Ouray Ave.

( north of the library)




14

Getting Our Ducks in a Row

The Important Life Decisions
All of us over 18 years of age may want to consider the kinds of decisions others would have to make on our behalf should a life crisis occur. This class will provide the necessary documents to give instruction and guidance to our physicians and chosen representatives. We will also discuss how to open these conversations with our loved ones.



Kerri Mosinski, LCSW, HopeWest
Development, Counseling, Bereavement Services, and Ethics Committee of HopeWest

2 session: 1 hrs.


Thursday: September 24

October 1  


10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Hospice Care Center

Room 102


3090 N 12th, Suite B



15

Art for the Eye and Mind”



Rick MacArthur

In this class we will study art works from prehistory to the present, asking how art media and styles shape our personal responses. Historical analysis and hands-on exercises are tools we will use to examine the world of art.




Rick MacArthur:
Art Historian who specializes in sacred art of the Renaissance.

Donald Meyers:
Practicing artist who works in both two and three-dimensional media.
This class has closed.


6 sessions


Thursday: October 1

October 8

October 15

October 22

October 29

November 5


6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5

Dominguez Hall

Room 112

CMU
10/15, 10/29

Koinonia Church

730 25 Road





16

Keep Moving for Life
Learn how it’s possible to improve your fitness, balance, agility, strength and flexibility at any age. We will discuss the physical activity recommendations for older adults and ways to add more activity to your life.
For those wishing to participate, we will perform some Functional Fitness Assessments designed for older adults to measure balance, strength, flexibility and agility.
Please wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes.


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Rebecca Weitzel
Personal Trainer, Corporate Wellness Coordinator

1 session: 1 ½ hours


Wednesday, September 23
3:00-4:30 pm
The Commons Garden Room

625 27 1/2 Road. Enter on Hermosa side of building; there is an outdoor entrance to The Garden Room.



17

Legal Issues Facing Seniors
Session 1. Estate Planning Basics: the basics surrounding will and trust estate plans and using Power of Attorney to document wishes. Session 2. Handling Estate Matters after someone dies: probate versus non-probate, creditor claims, distributing assets, transferring assets and taxes. Session 3. Estate Planning Potpourri: chance to stay current on long term care, second marriage, legislative updates, end of life decisions and more.


Baird Brown:
Attorney

Thursday: 3 sessions 

October 22 Session 1

October 29 Session 2

November 5 Session 3

4:00 - 5:00 pm


Brown & Brown PC

1250 E Sherwood Drive

Grand Junction

Seats up to 32


18

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




Tom Sawyer

3 Sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:


October 13, 14, 15

11:30 am - 1:00 pm.


Koinonia Church

730 25 Rd.


Limited to 10 participants

19

Meditation

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



Tom Sawyer

3 Sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:


October 27, 28, 29
11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
Koinonia Church

730 25 Rd.


Limited to 10 participants


20

Meditation

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



Tom Sawyer

This class has closed.

3 Sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:


November 10, 11, 12
11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
Koinonia Church

730 25 Rd.


Limited to 10 participants

21
Writing Clusters
Nurture your inner child while you have fun in a class that combines collage making, art responses, and spontaneous writing. Facilitators are a collage artist and a poet; both instructors are from the Western Colorado Writer’s Forum.



Linda Skinner
Poet,“Voices” instructor from the Colorado Writers’ Forum
Debby English
Collage artist, Poet, “Voices” instructor from the Colorado Writers’ Forum

6 sessions: Wednesdays:  


October 7

October 14


October 21

October 28

November 4

November 11


10:00 am - 12:30 p.m.
Koinonia Church

730 25 Road



22

Colorado Prehistory and Ethnobotany
A brief overview of 13,000 years of human occupation of Colorado including Ice-Age mammoth hunters, Archaic hunters and gatherers, Ancestral Pueblo and Fremont farmers, Natives of the Plains, and the Ute people.




Sally Crum
Archaeologist/Author

1 session:


Monday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dates: September 21
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley

536 Ouray Ave.

( north of the library)


23

Removal of the Utes from Colorado”


A look at the physical, legal and legislative actions that resulted in most of the Utes in Colorado being removed to Utah in the 1880’s and two remaining Ute bands being restricted to much smaller reservations. This class will focus on the events of Sept. 29, 1879 wen the Milk Creek Battle began and Nathan Meeker and others were killed at the White River Indian Agency.



Bob Silbernagle:
Author and retired journalist

1 session:


Monday: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dates: September 21
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley

536 Ouray Ave.

( north of the library)



24

Get Into Art: Debunking the Fear of Creativity
Fun and relaxed sessions to play with your inner artist through watercolor, pastels, pencil, etc. All supplies provided.




Pam McLaughlin
Artist

This class has closed.

3 Sessions:


Monday: October 26

November 2

November 9

 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm.


The Artist Haven

240 North Ave.


Limited to 10 participants

25

Inquiry into Climate Change
Article, stories, poetry, conversation, and writing will support a shared investigation into the environment we are creating, providing a greater understanding of what we can do to care for the Earth and future generations. Primary resource for the class is the book “A People’s Curriculum for the Earth” edited by Bill Bigelow and Tim Swinehart.




Deb and Steve Allerton
Concerned Citizens, Grandparents, and Educators

4 Sessions:


Monday: October 12

October 19

October 26

  November 9


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Koinonia Church

730 25 Road




26

How To Be an Active and Effective Citizen

Politics is supposed to mean “the business of the people” but it’s become a dirty word in our society. This class teaches proven methods for everyday citizens of the Grand Valley to engage in civic life and get our elected officials to be responsive and accountable to the people they were hired to serve. Learn how to get past labels and partisan politics and have fun while building community power for the good of all residents.



Matt King
Organizer: Western Colorado Congress

2 sessions:


Friday, October 2

October 9


9:00-11:00 am.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley

536 Ouray Ave.

( north of the library)



27

Irreverent and Contrary Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was a monumental force behind the creation of a distinctive American Literature. His plain, humorous, and dialectically creative essays and narratives questioned and attacked social institutions.
Read samplings of his writing and join in discussions regarding the significance and endurance of their themes.



Roberta Shortridge
Former High School Literature Teacher

3 sessions: 9:30-11:00


Thursday, October 15

Twain’s Early Writing from the West: “The Bloody Massacre Near Carson” and “The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. What are the responsibilities of a newspaper and a news writer?
Thursday, October 22

Twain as critic of religion and the nature of mankind: “Letters from the Earth.” How have his writings shaped the commentary about our social institutions?
Thursday, November 12

The use of the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” in English classes has been much debated. Should the novel be an exemplar reading suggestion by The Common Core for high school students?
Koinonia Church

730 25 Road




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