COURSES - FALL 2014

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Art, Music, Dance
1) Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Revisited
This 3 session class offers students the opportunity to be guided through exercises from the landmark publication Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain ('DRSB'). Since its publication in 1989, DRSB has been extremely popular even though hemispheric divisions in cognition haven't been as clearly defined as originally conceived. We look at why it doesn't matter anyway: the exercises help people to draw by allowing them to draw what they see, not what they think they see. Students should come prepared with a large newsprint sketchbook (or better quality) and drawing tools. A list of materials will be provided.

FACILITATOR BIO: Paul is a mid-career visual artist with a master's degree in painting. Over the past 25 years his work has focused on landscape and figurative art. He has taught at the university, high school, and community art center levels on painting. Additionally, he has given guest lectures at the University of Kansas and Johns Hopkins University on painting and the science of vision.
Facilitator: Paul Hotvedt
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 3 sessions: Fridays, September 12, 19, 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Cost: approximately $25 for materials
2) Romantic Era Tone Poems
During the Romantic era (1815-1910) composers such as Berlioz, Liszt, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky used instrumental music to tell a story, paint a picture, or develop a philosophy of life. The music they composed was known as "program" music because listeners needed a written program to explain what it was about. This class will provide an introduction to Romantic era "tone poems," a type of program music that united orchestral music with drama and philosophy.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jim is a former high school history teacher who has been recognized as the New Mexico Teacher of the Year and Finalist for the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He is the author of Catherine's Son, Skipper Hall, and Ideas That Shape a Nation, a U.S. History textbook that has been endorsed by teachers and scholars throughout the nation, including two Pulitzer Prize-winning historians. Jim has made presentations on music history in community education and lifelong learning programs at Rice University, UTEP, NMSU, and WNMU. Jim maintains a popular blog on music history at ClassicalTryo.com. More information about Jim is available at WhyTeachHistory.com.
Facilitator: Jim Smith
Enrollment Limit: 50
Date/Time: 2 sessions: Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18, 19, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
3) Square Dancing for Beginners
This course will introduce participants to the basics of square dancing. Participants will receive 3 weekly lessons for free. For those participants who are interested in continuing, the group will continue to meet with lessons and a dancing fee of $3 per session. More information will be provided during the class.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kay has been square dancing since 1980. She has danced locally and at large festivals in several US cities.
Facilitators: Kay Henderson
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 3 sessions: Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
4) Introduction to Welding for Home, Farm, and Ranch
This is a basic course on how to use a small MIG welder, the wire feed machines, how to use a cutting torch and do Oxy fuel welding. If someone has a stick machine and is willing, we could take a trip to their workshop and practice on their machine. The purpose for this class is to expose a person to welding to see if welding is really something that interests them. If students have some welding equipment, they can use that, but class will supply what is needed. The class is hands-on but will include internet information and videos. Not available to students who took the class last semester. Students should plan to attend every session.

FACILITATOR BIO: Eric has 18 years of experience as an adjunct in the welding department of Illinois Central College. His main class was to teach the IBEW electrical apprentices how to weld for their journeyman training. He also had area artists and hobby welders in his classes. His students built many community service projects as well as home projects during the classes. He has served as an officer and student chapter advisor for the American Welding Society and still have many contacts with the AWS. While working at Illinois Central College, Eric hosted three metal sculpture contests and two artists showcases. The idea for each was to collect metal donations and allow the participants one day to create a sculpture. He has found that when he tells people that he taught welding, they will say "Oh, I would like to learn to weld."
Facilitator: Eric Ockerhausen
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: $15 for materials
5) Beginning Woodcarving
This course will serve as an introduction to woodcarving. The forms of woodcarving, types of wood, books, safety concerns, and tools used will be discussed. Techniques to carve in the round will be introduced and used to carve a cowboy boot and, if time permits, a Christmas ornament. Although hand protection is used, cuts may occur, so individuals using blood thinners should consult their physicians, but probably should not start woodcarving. Each participant will need a knife, strop, carving glove & thumb guard. Estimated cost of materials: $35 - $40 and will be explained in the first class.

FACILITATOR BIO: Keller was a biology professor for 31 years, taught Introductory Biology and Botany, Mycology, Microbial Ecology, Aquatic Biology and Microbiology. He has been woodcarving for 16 years.
Facilitator: Keller Suberkropp
Enrollment Limit: 9
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Thursdays, October 16, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: Estimated cost of materials: $35 - $40
6) Beadweaving
Students will learn beading stitches to construct a bracelet using a needle, thread and beads. For beginner or intermediate beaders. Supply fee will include everything needed to make a bracelet.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kim has been designing and creating jewelry since 2009. The types of jewelry she creates include beadweaving, wire work, looming, and leather. She sells her jewelry locally at the art market in Silver City, at area shows throughout New Mexico, and nationally and internationally from her internet shop.
Facilitator: Kim Muller
Enrollment Limit: 6
Date/Time: 1 session: Monday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: $20 for materials
7) More Than A Snapshot
A "hands-on" course presenting the basic functions and operations of digital cameras, especially the "point & shoot" cameras. We will cover shooting in different program modes and adjusting default values in cameras such as exposure settings, shutter speed, aperture settings, lighting options, focus options, depth of field and sensitivity settings. We will also discuss image composition, including some do's and don'ts of shooting family functions and using image modification software. All effort will be made to ensure the presentations are as non-technical as possible. Participants will be encouraged to share their images with the class for discussions of composition and technique.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bruce has been doing photography at various levels since the age of 9. He completed a 35 year career in the graphic arts industry in 2004 when he retired from a large east coast commercial printer as a computer imaging specialist. Previously, Bruce has taught courses in computer imaging and Photoshop for the Gress Graphic Arts Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
Facilitator: Bruce Bloy
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Tuesdays, November 11, 18, December 2, 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
8) Landscape Photography
A 3-day landscape photography course for intermediate to advanced photographers. Students should have knowledge of basic camera controls and techniques. Facilitator plans to cover his preferences for photography gear and software oriented towards landscape photography. Friday will be a 2-3 hour classroom talk and then the class will go into the field on Saturday and Sunday to photograph. This class will not cover the basics of photography.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jay has been a photographer for 14 years, mainly specializing in landscape photography.
Facilitator: Jay Hemphill
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 3 sessions: Friday, October 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, Saturday, Sunday, October 18, 19, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
9) Drawing for Folks Who Think They Can't Draw
This class is for people who want to draw but think that they can't, as well as for those who want to improve or refresh their existing skills. We will cover the fundamentals of drawing, including mechanics, materials, allowing the right-brain shift, line, form, volume and more. Two optional additional classes will be available for those who want to complete a finished (and frameable) drawing.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Carolyn has 18 drawing credits from UNM and still finds that there is a lot to learn about drawing. It's a mindful practice for her that she would love to share it. Students should bring a drawing board or piece of Masonite.
Facilitator: Carolyn Kane
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 6 sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 28, 30, November 4, 6, 11, 13, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 2 optional additional sessions will be available on request.
Location: TBD
Fees: $7.00 for supplies
10) Retablo Art Class
We will create a 5" X 7" Retablo from tin, and will treat it with a rust antique solution. The Retablo will be embellished with tooled designs, paint or applied fabric or jewels for a craftsman type effect. Encaustic wax will be used to collage or copy a print of your image. Retablos need not always be "religious" in nature; if desired it can be a votive to a passed family member or any inspirational theme. The subject is the creator's choice. Bring a favorite photo or image of a relation. Bring a lunch and beverage. There is a refrigerator available.

FACILITATOR BIO: Rita studied European iconography in the 1980's from a master iconographer. Her created icons are owned by clients across the North American continent including a church in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and clients from Michigan to California. She painted the 100th anniversary icon and repaired the Virgin Mary statue in Santa Rita for Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. Upon moving to New Mexico she was inspired to merge the found art media and encaustic wax with the folk art style of the area and the European icon.
Facilitator: Rita Sherwood
Enrollment Limit: 16
Date/Time: 2 sessions: Tuesday, Thursday, September 9, 11, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: $30 for supplies
Literature, Film and Theater
11) Antony & Cleopatra - Immortal Longings
A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters-the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. The Roman leader Mark Antony, a virtual prisoner of his passion for her, is a man torn between pleasure and virtue, between sensual indolence and duty . . . between an empire and love. Bold, rich, and splendid in its setting and emotions, this play is Shakespeare's most voluptuous one.

FACILITATOR BIO: Frost McGahey is WILL's resident Shakespeare expert. She has taught over 10 Shakespeare courses for WILL.
Facilitator: Frost McGahey
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Tuesdays September 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
12) Writers' Round Robin
How often have you thought of writing a novel? What's the usual excuse? Could it be that you don't have enough time or ideas? Well now's your chance to not only participate in writing that "novel" but to also participate in WILL's continuing on-line adventure. Four participants in the course will take turns writing a paragraph or two and, when finished, will send it on to the next person on the list, who will then add his/her own paragraph or two. And, if you receive the document at an inconvenient time, or are experiencing writer's block, you can always "pass" until your turn comes around again. The group will not meet in-person, and will get The Rules online, but we can meet at the end to read the final product and enjoy a meal together.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doc Campbell has been with WILL since its inception, and has facilitated many classes over the years. She has been on the Curriculum Committee for some years, and admires all who volunteer for WILL. Doc's particular interests are in History, Health, Spirituality and Sherlock Holmes.
Facilitators: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: 4
Date/Time: Month of November beginning November 5, 2014.
Location: On-line
Fees: None
13) Stories: Animals, Landscapes, Truths and Us
All animals, landscapes, stories and inanimate objects have truths to tell us, according to Barry Lopez, a beloved author who has many literary awards, including the National Book Award for non-fiction. We will read Lopez' short stories in Winter Count, which every participant is expected to have by borrowing or buying a copy. Weekly reading will be 2 stories totaling 20 to 30 pages. In our class discussions, we'll attempt to simultaneously discern the point of the story and what it means to us and our times.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bing has a BA, an MA and a JD, practiced law, analyzed many documents, and admired Barry Lopez' writing for years. His approach is to facilitate new personal and communal insights into ourselves and our world. Recognition that there are many truths assists us in our understanding and choices.
Facilitator: Bing Ewalt
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Thursdays, October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
14) Acting Part II
If you have wanted to try acting, but did not know where to start, this is the class for you. This class will pick up and expand from where beginning acting (Acting1) left off. It will be a fun, foundational class in a safe, supportive environment that will set your imagination in motion while exposing you to techniques designed to help overcome stage fright and self-consciousness. Students will participate in theatre games, improvisation and will perform scenes. Facilitator researched, wrote, directed and starred in his own one-man play, TUCK© which debuted in Silver City in August, 2012. The show is a historically accurate depiction of Silver City and Grant County in the 1870's and 80's. Prerequisite: Acting I or permission of Facilitator.

FACILITATOR BIO: Randy has a BA in acting and directing, an MA in Human Relations, and 25-years' experience in legal and technical writing, and lecturing.
Facilitator: Randy Carr
Enrollment Limit: 16
Date/Time: 6 Sessions: Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 14, 21, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
15) Stories of the Spirit
We tell ourselves our most important truths through symbol and story. This course will explore the kinds of stories told by religious traditions around the world, and help participants tell their own spiritually significant stories in ways that are meaningful

FACILITATOR BIO: Paul's background is in comparative religions, practical cultural anthropology and theology. He has spent the last 20+ years as a Christian clergy person.
Facilitator: Paul Moore
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Wednesdays, September 10, 17, October 1, 8, 15, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
16) Innocence & Mystery: Richard Bradford and His Two Novels
When Michael McGarrity during his WILL program was asked to name some favorite New Mexican writers, he mentioned Richard Bradford and added a mysterious aside about "a great tragedy." Tom Hester has always included Bradford on his personal list of first class New Mexico authors, but he didn't have a notion of what McGarrity's aside meant. Red Sky at Morning, published in 1968, belonged to the innocent 1940's and 50's ... before LSD and Haight Ashbury and the pill. It's a warm, very funny book that includes northern New Mexico as a major element, just as does So Far from Heaven. By the time class meets Hester will ferret out what McGarrity mysteriously intimated by "a great tragedy." If you liked A Tree Grows in Brooklyn or The Reivers, you'll appreciate Bradford's books.

FACILITATOR BIO: Tom has had Richard Bradford's novels in his library since 1968 and 1973 and ever since has wanted to hear what other readers think of them.
Facilitator: Tom Hester
Enrollment Limit: 16
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Wednesdays, September 10, 17, 24, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
17) The Epic of Gilgamesh
Over 3,000 years old, Gilgamesh is the story of a young king who has power and beauty-and a boundless arrogance that leads him to oppress his people. The gods create Enkidu, a huge, wild man who runs with the animals, to oppose the king. Gilgamesh dispatches a priestess to find him and tame him by seducing him. Making love with the priestess humanizes Enkidu. He meets Gilgamesh, who falls in love with him as a soul mate. Soon, however, Gilgamesh takes his friend to confront the monster Humbaba, in defiance of the gods. Enkidu dies as a result. The overwhelming grief and fear of death that Gilgamesh suffers propels him on a quest for immortality that is as fast-paced and thrilling as any contemporary action film. Through Gilgamesh, the student will understand the intellectual and cultural debts that the West owes the East while reading the earliest action adventure. The required translation is the one done by Stephen Mitchell.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jesse has a degree in Mathematics with minors in Psychology and English Literature. He has done post-graduate studies in World and American History and in Computer Science. Jesse has taught at various levels throughout his technical and business career, including having been an Adjunct Professor in Math and Computer Science at WNMU. Last fall he taught The Odyssey for WILL and the class members found it informative and entertaining. Jesse has long been fascinated by ancient history and literature, especially that of the Near East, whence came the legends and epic literature of Gilgamesh.
Facilitator: Jesse Hargrave
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
18) Foreign Film 2014 Oscar Nominees
Foreign film Oscar nominees do not get the same attention as the English language nominees, but they are equally worthy. We'll watch movies from countries as diverse as Denmark, Italy and Palestine with subjects equally as diverse.

FACILITATOR BIO: Pam is a long time film buff and has co-facilitated several film classes for WILL.
Facilitator: Pam Bryant
Enrollment Limit: 35
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Wednesdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
19) The New Yorker on My Mind
Join us to discuss favorite articles, authors, and cartoons from recent publications. Fiction and non-fiction, this magazine excels at it all. Come to the first meeting with articles you have been intrigued or puzzled by. We can decide which ones we will cover in the following meetings. Hopefully, we can figure out some of the inscrutable cartoons.

FACILITATOR BIO: There was never a time in Jane's growing up when The New Yorker was not stacked up by a couch or favorite chair. Although she has no formal training in literature, she has always loved book discussions.
Facilitator: Jane Riger
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Fridays, October 17, 31, November 14, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
20) Films of Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor who adapted many of his films from novels and short stories; some of his films were noted for their dazzling features and subject matter from various genre. This class will include the showing of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Paths of Glory, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining and a special film entitled Stanley Kubrick: Life in Pictures.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ted is a film lover and previous presenter of WILL classes on film.
Facilitator: Ted Presler
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Tuesdays, September 9, 23, 30, October 28, November 11, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
21) Movies from Ealing Studios
London's Ealing Studios was started in 1902 during the early days of film and is the world's oldest production company. It is noted for its classics filmed during the post-WW II years (often starring Alec Guinness). If you like old movies, come join us for 3 of Ealing's interesting comedies and mysteries: The Sign of Four (1932), Hue and Cry (1947), and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951).

FACILITATOR BIO: Doc Campbell has been with WILL since its inception, and has facilitated many classes over the years. She has been on the Curriculum Committee for some years, and admires all who volunteer for WILL. Doc's particular interests are in History, Health, Spirituality and Sherlock Holmes.
Facilitator: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: 35
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None

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History & Current Affairs
22) The History of the Apache and Early Settlers: Hostility and Hardship
This course will introduce participants to the history of Southwest New Mexico and in particular the Gila Wilderness located in the Gila National Forest. A brief overview of the factors that led to the conflicts will be examined with time for questions at the end of the presentation.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ron received a B.S. degree in Forest Management from the University of Idaho in 1963 and started working for the US Forest Service. He continued his education over the next 20 years attending Clemson University, Michigan State University, Edison Foundation, WNMU & the University of Arizona. Ron's work covered the intermountain west including New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Montana and Colorado. He came to Silver City in 1976 to work for the Gila National Forest as the Forest Recreation, Lands, Cultural Affairs & Wilderness Staff Officer and retired in 1994. He developed a keen interest in the historical period from the 1850's to the early 1900's and embarked on a personal mission to document the stories and issues he encountered, lest they be forgotten and lost.
Facilitator: Ron Henderson
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, November 12, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
23) Chinese Culture
An introduction to and exploration of Chinese culture: past, present, urban and rural.

FACILITATOR BIO: Xinyan was born and raised in a rural mountain village in Guangxi Province, Southern China. She is a member of the Zhuang tribe which is the largest minority tribe in China. She is a graduate of Hainan University with a degree in English and is certified by the Hainan Graduate Language School in Haikou, China. In China, she owned and operated her own travel company, providing travel services throughout China predominately for European and Western business travelers. Xinyan immigrated to the United States in 2006 and recently became a US Citizen. She is married and has a son who is now attending WNMU. She has taught Chinese Mandarin classes for WILL programs as well as at Aldo Leopold High School.
Facilitator: Xinyan Weeks
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Thursdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
24) Thirty-Six Views of the Renaissance
The Renaissance is commonly regarded as a key period in the history of Western Civilization, a flowering of science and culture in an age of exploration and expansion. This is true. It is also, by no means, the whole story. In this course, we'll view the Renaissance from a variety of perspectives, some traditional, some less so, and perhaps come to a more in-depth understanding of what the Renaissance was, how it came about, and how its legacy affects us even today.

FACILITATOR BIO: When Brian learned history at school, it was all about dates, and the kings and queens of England. In the more than thirty years since, he has been a keen student of history as it was NOT taught in school, and remains endlessly fascinated by the staggering complexity of connections throughout human history, down to today, and on into the future. His bookshelves groan under the weight of works about the Renaissance.
Facilitator: Brian Dolton
Enrollment Limit: 50
Date/Time: 6 Sessions: Thursdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
25) Hubbell Trading Post NHS
The first session will describe J. Lorenzo Hubbell and his network of trading posts, especially his home post at Ganado, AZ. The second will be devoted to the story of how it became a unique unit of the National Park System and what that has entailed. There will be many anecdotes about Hubbell and his trading posts, as well as personal stories from the Facilitator's three years there.

FACILITATOR BIO: Tom was an 8-year veteran of the National Park Service when he was assigned to the superintendence of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in 1975 - the oldest continuously operating trading post in the Navajo Nation. The next three years, he says, were like having a tiger by the tail, dealing with an ongoing activity unlike any other in the NPS. He has continued to be included in management planning for the site, most recently participating in its historic furnishing plan. Tom is from northern Wisconsin, has a BS in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University and did graduate work in anthropology at Southern Illinois University. For seven years in retirement, he edited The Mancos Times - a weekly community newspaper.
Facilitator: Tom Vaughan
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Mondays, October 20, 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
26) The Paris Peace Conference, 1919: The Treaties of Versailles and Sèvres
The Paris Peace Conference put an end to World War I, a war that decimated an entire generation of Europeans and involved Asians, Africans, Americans, Australians and New Zealanders. It was fought in Europe, Asia, Africa, and on the high seas. The treaty ended a horrible war, but it also set the stage for World War II, as well as wars that are being fought in the 21st Century. In this course, we will look at the positions of the major parties during the Paris Peace Conference, and at the questions raised by political leaders and historians with regard to the Treaty of Versailles. We will also spend time on the lesser known Treaty of Sèvres that dismantled the Ottoman Empire, redrawing the map of the Near East and influencing many of the problems that the world faces in that area today.

FACILITATOR BIO: John's Ph.D. studies concentrated on Middle Eastern History. He has taught courses on the Middle East at the college and post-graduate level. John was trained as an historian at Carleton College, the Universities of Montana, Iowa, and Utah, and UCLA.
Facilitator: John Lawson
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Wednesdays, October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
27) Mine Tour
Ride a comfortable Corre Caminos van along Highway 356 in the mining district with interpretive stops along the way to the Santa Rita pit overlook. View and discuss the last of the remaining old mineshaft head frames in the mining communities of Bayard, Vanadium and Hanover. See the Empire Zinc mineshaft head frame that inspired the infamous 1951 strike and resulting 1954 documentary, Salt of the Earth, the only film banned by the U.S. Government. Your guide will be Terry Humble, a native of Grant County whose father also worked the mines of Grant County. Terry is a retired Santa Rita mine mechanic, and a local historian who has co-written two books about this area's mining. Come along as he discusses the fascinating history of the most productive mining area in the entire state of New Mexico.

FACILITATOR BIO: Born in Santa Rita, Terry is a lifelong resident of the Grant County mining district. In addition to being a local historian, he is a published author and winner of the 2010 Rodman Paul mining history award. Terry retired from Phelps-Dodge in 2000 as a mine mechanic.
Facilitator: Terry Humble
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $5.00 for van
28) The Dust Bowl of America - "Dirty Thirties" of the Twentieth Century
During the Great Depression, the United States encountered horrific ecological crises that crippled the agriculture of the USA and Canadian prairies. A severe drought coupled with wind erosion from land that had been stripped of native, deep-rooted grasses led to unanchored soil that turned to dust. Some areas called the dust storms "black blizzards" including sections of Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Arizona and New Mexico. The facilitator hopes to interview some of our living Grant County residents about their experiences during this time period of the Dust Bowl. Ken Burn's documentary film will form the basis of this class.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ted is a film lover and presenter of previous WILL classes on film. His parents and kinfolk had talked about the family experiences during the Great Depression, and he was very impressed by Ken Burns' rendition.
Facilitator: Ted Presler
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Wednesdays, December 3, 10, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
29) Behind the Scenes at the Silver City Museum
Have you wondered if we really have Billy the Kid's holster in the Silver City Museum? Or what the newspapers reported when Geronimo was captured? Or who built your historic house? We'll give you a tour of the Research Library and the resources we have. We'll take you for a behind the scenes look at the collections.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jackie is the Curator of Collections at the Silver City Museum.
Facilitator: Jackie Becker
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none

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Science, Nature & the Outdoors
30) SSSSnakes! Come learn about the fascinating world of snakes
In this survey of snake biology we will investigate various topics, including: Why isn't a limbless lizard a snake? The evolution of life without limbs — prey capture and the evolution of venom delivery. Other topics will include the diversity of snakes, reproductive biology, sensory systems, and not least - why are so many people afraid of snakes? Also included will be a consideration of what to do in the event of snake bite.

FACILITATOR BIO: Julian is Professor of Biology, Emeritus at the University of Miami, where he served on the faculty for thirty years. A herpetologist by inclination and training, much of his research on the biology of amphibians and reptiles has been conducted in southeastern Mexico and northern Central America, with special emphasis on the Yucatán Peninsula. He is author of The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula, and A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lowland Maya Area, both published by Cornell University Press.
Facilitator: Julian Lee
Enrollment Limit: 35
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
31) Wildlife Around Your Home
Living with wildlife comes with living in Grant County. Just as it is necessary to do some research and pay attention to basic needs of wildlife when attracting them, successful discouraging will also take a concentrated effort. This class will discuss how and why Grant County has some of the most dense wildlife populations in the entire country. Discussion will also cover positive and negative interactions between humans and local wildlife in and around your home. Bats, deer, javelinas, skunks, coatimundis, ring tails, and even gophers, rattlesnakes, and feral cats can be discussed, along with humane methods to discourage (or remove) them from your property.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dennis has been doing research and wildlife control and consulting for local mines, municipalities, and local businesses for the past 25 years, and taught biology for 29 years, 19 of them at WNMU. He is a Professor Emeritus of Biology at WNMU. Dennis and Denise Miller own/operate Gila Biological Consulting, and operate Gila Wildlife Rescue, both in Silver City. They have been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing New Mexico wildlife for 33 years. Their wildlife rescue is one of only two rehab centers in New Mexico licensed for all species of wildlife but specialize in raptors and mammals. They have extensive experience in dealing with local wildlife and local wildlife issues.
Facilitator: Dennis Miller
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
32) Viruses That Infect You - Not Your Computer
Everyone always talks about having a virus yet how many of us really know what a virus is? In this course we will explore the fascinating world of viruses from a historical and scientific perspective. Are viruses alive? How can you protect yourself from them? How do they cause scary epidemics like polio, smallpox and AIDS? Even the flu virus has had devastating effects on society. How serious a threat are emerging viruses like Ebola? A background in science is not required.

FACILITATOR BIO: Terry obtained an M.S. and Ph. D in microbiology from Colorado State University. Terry's post-doctoral training was in molecular biology and human genetics. His academic career at Baylor College of Medicine was in prostate cancer research.
Facilitator: Terry Timme
Enrollment Limit: 35
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
33) Ethnobotany and Local New Mexico Native Food Crops
We will look at the trees and other major plants of the Gila Region of New Mexico. We will explore the ethnobotany and natural history of the Gila Forest trees as well as some simple means to identify flagship species around us. Every season and year is different - participants from previous classes are encouraged to attend this session. Weather permitting we will be outdoors and in the field in areas of easy walking.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dr. Felger resides in Silver City where he has studied native food plants in southern New Mexico. He has conducted new crops research in arid lands worldwide and has written or co-authored more than 100 peer-review publications in addition to books and popular writings on topics including new food crops, botany, and ethnobiology. One of his strong interests is addressing agricultural independence for arid regions. His publications are listed on the University of Arizona Herbarium website.
Facilitator: Richard Felger
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Tuesdays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
34) Conservation Conversations: Your Water Future
This course will provide an overview of important concepts about water resources in southwestern New Mexico as well as water use data. Do we have enough water? How much water is used locally? How can we conserve water? How will the Arizona Water Settlement Act impact our water future?

FACILITATOR BIOS: Lisa has a background in agronomy and agricultural economics. She is a member of the Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society task force on protection of the Gila River.

Terry is with the Town of Silver City Office of Sustainability, and is a member of the Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society task force on protection of the Gila River.
Facilitator: Terry Timme and Lisa Fields
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Location: TBD
Fees: none
35) Butterflies and Moths of SW New Mexico and How to Attract Them to Your Garden
The course will be an introduction to the more common moths and butterflies found in our area. The life cycle of this group will be covered, including when they fly and what plants the larvae feed on. How to attract these lovely creatures to your yard will be included. Possibility of 2 optional field trips, one during the day for butterflies and one evening for moths.

FACILITATOR BIO: Karen has a Bachelor's of Science in Zoology from Colorado State University and a general interest in insects and insect behavior.
Facilitator: Karen Beckenbach
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
36) How Did Silver City Get Its Minerals
A 120 million year Plate Tectonic Journey of mineral concentration in the earth's crust through successive episodes of crustal and mantle interaction and its impact on the Silver City area's mineral wealth will be presented in a 1.5 hour lecture.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ron has 44 years of geological and geophysical applications to regional geological studies on all three coasts of the US and Offshore Caribbean, Africa and South America. During that time, he has worked with the US Geological Survey and multiple major oil companies in regional exploration, and also as a Research Geoscientist at the University of Texas at both its Galveston's Marine Science Institute and Austin's Institute for Geophysics. Ron has published over 25 papers.
Facilitator: Ron Phair
Enrollment Limit: 65
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none

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Health and Fitness
37) Yoga Basics
We will learn basic yoga poses, both standing and floor poses, focusing on correct alignment with hands-on adjustments provided as needed. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as those looking for further refinement of their yoga practice. Bring yoga mat and a blanket to class.

FACILITATOR BIO: Lori is a retired Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in Integrative/Functional Medicine. She has yoga teacher certifications in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Life Force Yoga, and Yoga Therapy. She has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 25 years and maintains private yoga therapy practices in Silver City, NM and Homer, AK.
Facilitator: Lori Zitzman
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, November 3, 5, 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
38) Reiki: Using the Universal Force for Healing
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by a laying on of hands which allows the flow of life force energy through the practitioner to the recipient for their highest good. Vicki Allen, Reiki master, will give an introduction and those attending will be invited to receive a treatment by attending practitioners.

FACILITATOR BIO: Silver City has a high per capita number of Reiki practitioners. Vicki Allen has trained many practitioners and there is support for the Reiki community with a weekly Reiki Circle and a yearly retreat. Mary Ann has been practicing Reiki for over 10 years and enjoys and appreciates the local Reiki community and the empowerment that Reiki gives her to offer something to family and friends in need of healing. Many practitioners will be participating in this presentation.
Facilitator: Mary Ann Finn
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Thursdays, October 2, 9, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
39) Zumba Gold®
Zumba Gold® is designed for beginners. It's an exercise class that feels more like a party. We use Latin music, some rock'n'roll and other international beats that are fun and get your heart pumping. We'll start with easy moves and build as we get comfortable with the music. We will use a room with a wooden floor. Shoes with support, laces or ankle straps, and leather soles work best. You can also dance in your socks or barefoot. Gym shoes are okay, but you need to be able to pivot without a lot of resistance or "grab." And of course, wear comfy clothes. Bring water, as we will move! Oh, and don't forget your smile!

FACILITATOR BIO: Liz has taught group fitness classes for 14 years. She is certified in Zumba and Zumba Gold®, in addition to Elder Fitness, Pilates, Step and Aqua Aerobics.
Facilitator: Liz Mikols
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Tuesdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
40) Race Walking
Race walking, the competitive form of walking, has been an Olympic event for over a century. The cumulative distance of the race walking events is greater than that of all track events including the marathon! In addition, race walking is the only track event where form is judged. More importantly, race walking is an excellent aerobic fitness activity. The impact of each step in race walking is approximately one-third of each running step. Therefore, overuse injuries are infrequent. Also, race walking burns more calories per mile than running.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
41) Improve Your Balance = Improve Your Life
Balance is a key component of a healthy life; lack of balance leads to a variety of injuries, and also to a general unwillingness to move. However, improving balance is a simple matter that requires only a small space in your home and a few minutes of consistent practice. Participants will learn a series of activities they can do in the comfort of their own homes. Each person should bring a cane, a hiking stick, a broom handle or a sturdy stick. Gym shoes are preferred.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
42) Immunizations and Tips for Travel (Outside of the Country)
In conjunction with the Medical Director, the presenter oversees the travel immunization clinic at the NMSU Campus Health Center which is the designated "travel" clinic site for our area. This video-format presentation will focus on immunization recommendations (in general, not for a specific country) - when shots should be started, how long immunity lasts, where to go for shots, food and water precautions, traveler's diarrhea, and malaria. All immunization recommendations are from www.ShorelandTravax, a website that provides continuously updated information for each country using resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and other global authorities. When patients visit the NMSU clinic, they are individually evaluated for immunizations based on area of travel, medical history, and travel itinerary.

FACILITATOR BIO: Carol has been the Nurse Supervisor at NMSU Campus Health Center since 2008. She is a registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree in Nursing and holds a MBA. She has been employed at NMSU since 2004.
Facilitator: Carol Nevarez
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday, October 6, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
43) Pickleball Beginning
Pickleball, named for a dog, is played with a paddle and a perforated plastic ball on a badminton-sized court. It combines skills used in tennis, badminton and table tennis to provide a challenging, yet easy-to-learn game for America. Success comes quickly in pickleball, with many players participating at a fun and competitive level after only a few lessons.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in Senior Olympics.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 13 Sessions: Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
44) Pickleball Intermediate
Pickleball, named for a dog, is played with a paddle and a perforated plastic ball on a badminton-sized court. It combines skills used in tennis, badminton and table tennis to provide a challenging, yet easy-to-learn game for America. Success comes quickly in pickleball, with many players participating at a fun and competitive level after only a few lessons.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in Senior Olympics.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 13 Sessions: Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
45) Rosen Method Bodywork
Rosen Method Bodywork is a unique and profound form of bodywork. This course will provide an introduction and an overview of this method, and how it was developed by Marion Rosen. According to her, our feelings and memories are stored in our body memory, even if our conscious mind has forgotten them. In order to deal with difficult life experiences and the pressures of our surroundings, especially as a child, we use the support of our musculature. This can lead to chronic tensions and physical pain, as well as rigid and limiting attitudes. This unconscious tension takes effort and energy. The gentle touch of the Rosen Method allows us to become aware of and access the tensions in a mindful way. Relaxing happens from the inside out, and letting go of the tensions adds to our physical, emotional and spiritual mobility and aliveness.

FACILITATOR BIO: Anna started to study Rosen in Finland in 2003, and has been studying slowly ever since. It was actually a couple of years earlier that she took her first introductory workshop, as Marion Rosen came to Finland to teach. The Rosen Method has been part of her life for ten years now, during which she has also received treatments. When Anna moved to the U.S. she made a shift in her employment to actually start an internship in the method which includes practicing on clients. She began that a year ago, as a student of the Rosen Method Center Southwest in Santa Fe (The Rosen Institute is located in Berkeley, CA). WILL is Anna's chosen avenue to start educating others about the benefits of the Rosen Method. She will soon be certified.
Facilitator: Anna Dye
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday, September 20, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
46) Golf for the Beginner
The purpose of this course is to provide individuals with an opportunity to explore their potential interest in learning to play golf. Course includes: 5 weekly group sessions that focus on general instruction and hands on lessons, and culminates in 3 - 4 holes of play.

FACILITATOR BIO: Eric is currently employed as the Assistant Pro at the Silver City Golf Course.
Facilitator: Eric Chavez
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 9:00 - 12:00 noon
Location: TBD
Fees: $10.00 per class
47) Feldenkrais
Want to feel better and move better? Feldenkrais' Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons consist of verbally directed, sophisticated movement sequences designed to create the conditions for improved functioning. Sensory-motor activity is used to free us from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving, and feeling. The lessons involve tremendous variety, helping to make the learning intriguing and enjoyable.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dixie has been involved with the Feldenkrais Method since 1988. She became a certified practitioner in l996 and has been in practice since then in a physical therapy setting, Mercy Hospital's Integrative Services, and private practice. She became certified in Bones for Life in 2005 which is based on the Feldenkrais Method. Her enthusiasm for both modalities has remained consistently high since her first exposure to them.
Facilitator: Dixie Dexter
Enrollment Limit: 22
Date/Time: 6 Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
48) Get Fit Seniors Intermediate
Be part of an ongoing project between WILL and Get Fit Western/WNMU Kinesiology Department! Participants will have an initial evaluation session, a work-out program will be designed specifically for each person to meet their goals, and there will be regular follow-up to evaluate how it is working. This class is available to those who have taken the beginning level. Must be willing to commit to attend all 12 classes.
Facilitator: WNMU Kinesiology Department
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
49) Get Fit Seniors Beginning
Be part of an ongoing project between WILL and Get Fit Western/WNMU Kinesiology Department! Participants will have an initial evaluation session, a work-out program will be designed specifically for each person to meet their goals, and there will be regular follow-up to evaluate how it is working. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THE BEGINNING LEVEL. Must be willing to commit to attend all 12 classes.
Facilitator: WNMU Kinesiology Department
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 21, 23, 28, 30, November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, December 2, 4, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none

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Outdoors Experience
50) Wildland Navigation 101
Course will introduce the student to triangulation with a compass and the basic ins and outs of field navigation without instruments. A field trip will be used to put the knowledge learned into action.

FACILITATOR BIO: Joseph has a BS in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. He was a US Forest Service engineer and is a licensed and bonded outdoor guide serving at Yellowstone National Park from 1991-1993 and for the Gila National Forest 2011-present.
Facilitator: Joseph Kenneally
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Mondays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Field Trip, Monday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
51) Wildland Navigation 102
Student should already be capable of doing triangulation with a compass. (It will be sufficient to take this course concurrently with the Navigation 101 course.) This class will deal with field triangulation with a hand held GPS.

FACILITATOR BIO: Joseph has a BS in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. He was a US Forest Service engineer and is a licensed and bonded outdoor guide serving at Yellowstone National Park from 1991-1993 and for the Gila National Forest 2011-present.
Facilitator: Joseph Kenneally
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Field Trip, Tuesday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
52) Fort Bowie - Hike and Ranger Tour
Join us for a ranger-led hike in the unique and beautiful Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The hike of 3+ miles will take us through the history of the bitter conflict between the Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. Military. Note: this is not a walk, the terrain is uneven and rocky and there is an elevation gain of 200+ feet. Bring snacks, lunch, hat, and water.

FACILITATOR BIO: Pam enjoys hiking in the beautiful Southwest and has enjoyed her previous trips to Ft. Bowie.
Facilitator: Pam Bryant
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, October 24, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Location: TBD
Fees: none
53) Dragonfly Petroglyphs Trail
Trailhead south off US Highway 180 about 7 miles east of Silver City. Trail is through grass and woodlands in the Gila Forest Bayard Wildlife Preserve along intermittent stream bed. Hike will be approximately 2 to 2.5 miles to the petroglyphs site and then return. Area is excellent for birding and wildlife siting that include deer, elk, fox and coyote. Level of difficulty is moderate through mostly rolling hills and fields.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bill moved here from Alaska four years ago and immediately began exploring the trails of the Gila. He has been a regular hike leader for Outdoor Experience.
Facilitator: Bill Bertsch
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, September 12, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none

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How to and Self-Improvement
54) Engage Your Brain
It is important to challenge your brain to learn new and novel tasks, especially activities you've never done before. The games you will learn to play during this two-session, two-hour class will activate underused nerve pathways and connections, helping participants achieve a fit and flexible mind. The more we think, the better our brains function. PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL IN THIS CLASS IF YOU HAVE TAKEN IT BEFORE.

FACILITATOR BIO: Vicki has been living in Grant County for 15 years. She is an experienced hiker and player of games.
Facilitator: Vicki Johnson
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Wednesday, Friday, September 17, 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
55) Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg may have been around since before the time of Confucius. It has always been a game that brings people together in a unique way. The game originated in China and was played solely by the ruling classes; the Mandarins refused to permit other inhabitants of the country to enjoy the pleasure of this aristocratic pastime. Perhaps it's the click of the tiles and the lively pace of the game, or maybe it's because Mah Jongg is so much fun. Sam has been playing Mah Jongg for 16 years and wants to teach more of you how to play American Mah Jongg, a variety of the ancient Chinese Mah Jongg. Sam taught two beginning Mah Jongg classes and one advanced class for WILL since 2009.

FACILITATOR BIO: Sam Redford and her husband Jim moved to Silver City in 1989 and started their architectural business. She learned to play Mah Jongg shortly after arriving in Silver City, and the game has become a weekly indulgence ever since. The joy of playing Mah Jongg is infectious, and Sam loves having the opportunity to share her enthusiasm with others.
Facilitator: Sam Redford
Enrollment Limit: 16
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Wednesday, Friday, October 8, 10, 15, 17, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
56) UpWords, The Ultimate Scrabble Experience
This is a game for lovers of Scrabble that takes it to a new level. UpWords is played not only across and down the board, but can be built upwards; sort of 3 dimensional. The first week we will learn the game and practice. In the next 2 sessions participants will play a round robin tournament.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Mel and Mary Ann have played lots of Scrabble and multitudes of other word games over the years, but really love UpWords best. Despite resistance on Mel's part to try UpWords several years ago, he was coaxed to do so and after very few games, has never looked back.
Facilitators: Melvin Gelb and Mary Ann Finn
Enrollment Limit: 16
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
57) Grief: A Transitional Process
Grief is on the rise and running rampant in people's lives these days, with loss and trauma happening everywhere on the planet, in our country, and recently in our community. People often have little understanding or knowledge of the grieving process. This class will look at the nature and dynamics of grief, including the stages, landmarks, and guideposts, as well as the bio-neurological, physiological, emotional and spiritual impact it has on people's lives. Healing begins with healthy grieving and enables a person to become whole within and unite in peace with others.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kelduyn has been a Body/Mind transpersonal therapist, trainer and consultant for more than 4 decades. In addition to her private practice, she has held the position of associate/adjunct professor in colleges and universities throughout the US and in Southeast Asia. She has been published in professional journals and newsletters on loss and grief issues, and is one of the original co-authors of a major medical textbook. Her knowledge, insight and understanding along with the resulting wisdom about the grieving process has not only come from her work with clients throughout these many years, but also from her own personal losses and grief journeys.
Facilitator: Kelduyn Garland
Enrollment Limit: 36
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Thursday, Friday, September 11, 12, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
58) The Art of Balancing and Harmonizing Your Life
Join us and learn about the most ancient ART of HARMONIOUS LIVING that is an innate part of our wisdom. We can both achieve and maintain balance and harmony within ourselves even while living in a stressful, chaotic, violent and toxic world through activating, nurturing and sustaining our body's life force and its natural regenerative powers and recuperative processes. The book on Jin Shin Jyutsu, Touch of Healing, will be available for participants to buy if they choose for $ 20.00 (purchase is optional.)

FACILITATOR BIO: Kelduyn has been a Body/Mind transpersonal therapist, trainer and consultant for more than 4 decades. In addition to her private practice, she has held the position of associate/adjunct professor in colleges and universities throughout the US and in Southeast Asia. She has been published in professional journals and newsletters on loss and grief issues, and is one of the original co-authors of a major medical textbook. Her knowledge, insight and understanding along with the resulting wisdom about the grieving process has not only come from her work with clients throughout these many years, but also from her own personal losses and grief journeys.
Facilitator: Kelduyn Garland
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Thursday, Friday, September 18, 19, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
59) More Relationship Astrology
The theme for this year with the Moon Nodes in Libra, Aries and Mars for the first 6 months of the year and Retrograde in Libra is balance through relationship. We will look at charts from the perspective of balancing and healing the underdeveloped, hidden, and wounded parts of ourselves and how that process plays out in relating. We will examine progressed charts and transits to see where and how we are being called back into balance with ourselves through relationships.

FACILITATOR BIO: Don has studied astrology for 20 + years. His studies have included work with an advanced professional astrologer - Dawn Bodrogi - on the progressed chart and synastry, and relationship issues. He also hosts a biweekly discussion group which delves into self, making use of astrological symbolism to facilitate awareness.
Facilitator: Don Musser
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: (Note time change!) 3 Sessions: Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
60) The Tarot: From the Fool to the World
The Tarot is an ancient mystery. The Tarot is a deck of 78 symbolic picture cards that people have used for centuries for self-revelation and as a process for personal guidance. In this course we will learn about the history of the Tarot, and practice ways to use the cards to better understand our inner and outer realities. Please bring your own Tarot deck to class.

FACILITATOR BIO: Linda has worked with the Tarot as a process of personal revelation and as a spur for creative thinking for close to 40 years. She is an experienced teacher, with over 20 years of formal classroom experience at the university level.
Facilitator: Linda Aiman-Smith
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Fridays, October 3, 10, 17, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
61) An Introduction to Gelato
This course will provide a basic history of the Italian ice cream known as gelato, including the basic chemistry of ice cream making. There will be a demonstration, time for Q&A, and a free kid size or regular gelato for each attendee.

FACILITATOR BIO: Co-owner of Alotta Gelato, in operation since Labor Day 2003.
Facilitator: Starr Belsky
Enrollment Limit: 6
Date/Time: 1 Sessions: Monday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
62) Beginner Pinochle
We will concentrate on rules and play for 3-handed single deck and 4-handed (teams) single deck pinochle.

FACILITATOR BIO: Joe has been playing pinochle for over 50 years.
Facilitator: Joe Wlosinski
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
63) Sourdough Bread Basics
Students will learn how to care for and preserve a sourdough starter. A basic bread recipe will be made in class. This is not a class for people who want gluten free. Participants will receive their own starter.

FACILITATOR BIO: Donna is an enthusiastic home cook who loves good food and likes to cook from scratch. She has been baking sourdough for over 40 years.
Facilitator: Donna Sebastian
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $6.00 for materials and use of facility.
64) Chinese Hot Pots
Learn how to make Chinese hot pot in your own home using an old deep fat fryer or an induction burner. This is a nice meal and a great way to eat and enjoy good conversation. This dish does not have to be spicy but it can be, if you wish, or you can make dipping sauces if you like. For this course we will eat hot pot and could have shrimp, beef, chicken, tofu, noodles, potatoes, corn, different green vegetables and mushrooms all cooked in a broth. Use of chopsticks would be best and will be provided.

FACILITATOR BIO: Eric has lived in China and taught English at Xian and Xiamen. He has made hot pot and eaten hot pot.
Facilitator: Eric Ockerhausen
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, October 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: TBD
Fees: $6.00 for materials and use of facility.
65) Flint Knapping
A demonstration of the techniques used to create tools out of stone.

FACILITATOR BIO: Paul learned flint knapping from master flint knappers in Texas. His background is in comparative religions, practical cultural anthropology, and theology. He has 20+ years as a Christian clergy person.
Facilitator: Paul Moore
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: none
66) Auras 101
What are auras? We will explore how auras affect our emotions and daily life. Course includes a short experiential lesson and lots of fun.

FACILITATOR BIO: Madonna is an award-winning transpersonal Master Hypnotherapist/Trainer and author of Birth, Death and the Afterlife: Remembering Who You Really Are and Becoming Multisensory: A Guide to Discovering and Trusting Your Inner Spirit. She is also a Reiki Master and Ordained Minister. She has over 20 years of hypnotherapy experience. She travels extensively, speaking and facilitating transpersonal hypnotherapy trainings and enlightening workshops. Her passion is empowering people to transform their lives by remembering they are love. She resides in Silver City, New Mexico.
Facilitator: Madonna Kettler, PhD
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, September 12, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
67) Field Trip to Townside Farm
Established in 2009 Townside Farm, located in Silver City, NM is a year round seasonal produce farm growing 2.5 acres of seasonal vegetable crops, fruit trees, brambles and herbs. Townside Farm services Silver City area residents, schools, grocers, and restaurants with fresh seasonal produce grown year round without chemical based pesticides or fertilizers. Townside Farm works to enrich the greater community food system through access to, education about, and production of fresh seasonal produce year round.

FACILITATOR BIO: Douglas Smith has managed Townside Farm since 2009, taking on ownership of the Farm in 2013, and seeks to create a more permanent, perennial and resilient environment that supports many layers of life and production for future generations.
Facilitator: Douglas Smith
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, October 22, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
68) High Altitude Baking
This is a lecture explaining the key, underlying principles of high altitude baking. Students will see and learn how a few small adaptations will make sea-level recipes work at 6000 feet. Students are strongly encouraged to bring note paper and pencil, and a list of questions. There will be a demonstration and samples following the lecture.

FACILITATOR BIO: Maryanne is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City with a Grand Diplomé in Classic Pastry Art.
Facilitator: Maryanne Coppinger
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $4 for materials and use of kitchen
69) Boozy Fruit, Rum Cake and Adult Desserts
A golden rum cake for the holiday table, bottles of jewel-toned fruit soaking in liqueur, and a few not-too-sweet, not-for-kids desserts: are you with me? These European-style recipes will make entertaining easy.

FACILITATOR BIO: Maryanne is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City with a Grand Diplomé in Classic Pastry Art.
Facilitator: Maryanne Coppinger
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, December 9, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $5 for materials and use of kitchen

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Community/Local Issues and Adventures
70) Trip to Amerind Museum
Tour the Amerind Museum. Founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton, the Amerind Foundation is a private anthropological and archaeological museum and research center dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Native American cultures and their histories. Located in spectacular Texas Canyon in the Little Dragoon Mountains of southeastern Arizona, the Amerind houses one of the finest private collections of Native American art and artifacts in the country. An adjacent art museum is also included. After the museum tour we will stop at the nearby Triangle T Historic Guest Ranch for lunch (paid by each party). This ranch, one of the oldest guest ranches in Arizona, is steeped in history. We will car-pool in private vehicles.

FACILITATOR BIO: Cindy has led several adventures afield for WILL
Facilitator: Cindy Lindhorn
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, October 17, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $5.00 Museum Entrance Fee
71) Dining Out in Silver City
Join us for Chef's Choice this semester and be delightfully surprised at what culinary treats they have in store for us. We will be dining at the Curious Kumquat on September 16, Shevek's on October 14, and at Tres Rosat on November 18.
Facilitator: Rob Connoley (Curious Kumquat), Shevek Barnhart (Shevek's), King Crowder & Lyla Adrienne (Tre Rosat)
Enrollment Limit: 22
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Tuesdays, September 16, October 14, November 18, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $36.00/person (includes tip) will be collected at least one week prior to each scheduled dinner. At that time, any dietary restrictions should be communicated.
72) Tour Border Partners' Palomas Projects
Accompanied by a member of Border Partners' team, you will visit the soil making site and greenhouse, see the computer lab and water filter at the Ford Primary School and stop at the Health Educators' office as we caravan through the village of Palomas. You will also tour our new Education Center, the demonstration gardens and the papercrete manufacturing site. The equipment for the Ed Center was purchased with a Rotary International Grant submitted by the Silver City Rotary. The Tour will end with lunch with the Health Educators who are sponsored by Border Partners.
Facilitator: Border Partners
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, November 7, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $15.00 includes lunch and a donation to Border Partners.
73) Tour of Our Lady of Guadalupe Benedictine Monastery
Some say that Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery is the most "authentic Benedictine monastery" in the United States. After 19 years of labor, this monastery was recently raised to the level of a Conventual Priory, one step away from becoming an abbey. The monastery is located at the end of Forest Road 203 with a view that will take your breath away. At the monastery, we will learn about their fascinating history and their future plans from Brother Bernard. We will hike the monastery grounds, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a hiking stick if you want. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS IF YOU HAVE TAKEN IT BEFORE.

FACILITATOR BIO: Vicki Johnson has been living in Grant County for 15 years. She is an experienced hiker and player of games.
Facilitator: Vicki Johnson
Enrollment Limit: 16
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: none
74) Field Trip to Organic Balsamic Vinegar Farm and Chloride Museum
This will be an all day trip to Monticello, NM (near T or C) for a tour of the only "traditional balsamic" vineyard outside of a specific region of Italy. From there we will travel to nearby Chloride, NM, founded in 1879, for a tour of their museum, Monte Cristo saloon and dining hall, the Bank (which is now a café) and other historic buildings. We will order our lunch at the café and eat in the picnic area. The folks who operate the balsamic farm have been doing so for about 20 years. The folks who own the town of Chloride have also been there for many years.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doug visited the vineyard several years ago.
Facilitator: Doug Dexter
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, October 3, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $1.00 for tasting.
75) Tour Spaceport America
Take a tour of the Spaceport America site with the exclusive privatized tour company. This tour will provide an up close and personal tour of the site during this pre-operational phase. (Test flights may start as early as December 2014 with the Branson team.) This tour takes 3.5 hours and includes transportation from Elephant Butte (45 minutes each way) culminating in a 2 hour visit to the Spaceport America site. This visit will include Spaceport's operations center, mission control area, emergency center, high bay access, staff quarters and the tarmac.
Facilitator: Ted Presler
Enrollment Limit: 14
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday, November 15, 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $49-$59 depending on number who sign up.

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