COURSES - FALL 2015
The Fall Social is on Wednesday, September 2, doors open at 5:00 PM, meeting begins at 5:30 PM at the WNMU Global Resource Center. At this time members can sign up for any additional classes that are still open.

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Art, Music, Dance
1) Van Eyck to Van Dyke: 200 Years in 200 Artworks
From Van Eyck to Van Dyke, from the end of the medieval era to the Counter-Reformation, from Gothic to Baroque. Just as the world changed during the Renaissance, so did art, and many of the greatest artists of all time lived and worked during this era. We will explore the development of art from the 1430's to the 1630's and discuss how culture changed art, and how art changed culture. Please do not sign up for this course if you are offended by depictions of nudity and the discussion of adult sexual themes in art.

FACILITATOR BIO: Brian Dolton has visited art galleries and museums in Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. His bookshelves groan under the weight of books on the Renaissance.
Facilitator: Brian Dolton
Enrollment Limit: 50
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Thursdays, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
2) Plein Air Painting
This course is for those with some experience in painting and/or drawing and who want to enjoy the outdoors. Facilitator will be working exclusively with pallet knives and oil, and will provide instruction. However, feel free to work in any medium you want. Participants must bring their own supplies: preferred medium, canvas or paper, easel, etc. Class will meet at different locations each week in or within 15 minutes of Silver City.

FACILITATOR BIO: Deborah has been painting for the past 15 years, has taken several plein air classes from well-known artists, and loves the outdoors. She is active in WILL and wants to share her passion with others.
Facilitator: Deborah Fondren
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Location: TBD
Fee: None
3) Mahler's Second Symphony, "The Resurrection"
During the nineteenth century, composers such as Berlioz, Liszt, and Strauss used "program" music to tell a simple story or paint a picture. In the hands of Gustav Mahler, however, program music became a means of expressing deep philosophical thought and providing listeners with an experience that would link them to something eternal and spiritual. Mahler's symphonies are well known for taking listeners on emotional journeys through the torment of life's struggles to the exhilaration of peace and the healing power of love. As Mahler said, "A symphony must be like the world - it must contain everything." This class will provide an introduction to Mahler's music through an in-depth examination of his Second Symphony, a symphony known to most listeners as "The Resurrection."

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 three books: Catherine's Son, Skipper Hall, and Ideas That Shape a Nation. Jim has made presentations on music history in community education and lifelong learning programs at Rice University, UTEP, NMSU, and WNMU. Jim maintains a blog on music history at ClassicalTryo.com. More information about Jim is available at WhyTeachHistory.com.
Facilitators: Jim Smith
Enrollment Limit: 60
Date/Time: 2 sessions: Tuesday, November 17, Wednesday, November 18, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
4) International Folk Dancing
Fun and easy folk dances from around the world. No partners are needed, as these are mostly line and circle dances. We will start with the basic steps, and review the dances we learned at the beginning of each new class. The countries of origin may include Macedonia, Romania, Scotland, Greece, Israel, Bolivia, Russia, and/or France — to name a few. The music is wonderful, and this is a relaxed and happy hour and a half.

FACILITATOR BIO: Diane has done folk dancing since she was a child, and has danced with groups in New Mexico, California, and Idaho. She previously taught this class in the spring of 2014, and still teaches informally for the community group, Silver City International Folk Dancing.
Facilitator: Diane Princehouse
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 6 sessions: Mondays, October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: A one time charge of $6.00 for use of the facility
5) Ballroom Dance
Introduction to six ballroom dances: The lovely waltz, the romantic rumba, the stately foxtrot, the spicy salsa, the sassy swing and the tantalizing tango. Individuals (no partner needed) as well as couples are encouraged to sign up; there will be enough merriment for all. We could add an optional group outing to celebrate completion of the course.

FACILITATOR BIO: Beate co-owned a ballroom dance studio in Santa Fe, NM, from 1986 - 1992. She has taught ballroom dance privately, for studios, colleges and universities. More detailed information is available on her website at www.sigriddaughter.com

Richard "Rico" Mahler has studied dance in small classes and with tutors for decades, also teaching on occasion. He specializes in Latin dance and recently spent two weeks in Cuba mastering salsa. Learn more at /www.richardmahler.com.
Facilitator: Beate Sigriddaughter and Rico Mahler
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 6 sessions: Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: A one time charge of $6.00 for use of the facility
6) Welding for the Home, Ranch & Art
Basic course on how to use a small MIG welder, the wire feed machines, and how to use a cutting torch and do oxy-fuel welding. If someone has a stick machine we could take a trip to their workshop and practice on their machine. The idea for this class is to expose people to welding and allow them the chance to see if welding is really something that interests them. If people have some welding equipment, that would be fine, but I could supply what people need for the class. The class is hands-on but I can share internet information so students can see videos, as well. Participants should wear heavy work clothes, long sleeves, heavy boots and safety glasses.

FACILITATOR BIO: Eric has 18 years' 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.
Facilitator: Eric Ockerhausen
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: $15.00 for materials
7) Make Your Own Leather Wrap Bracelet
This will be an easy class. Participants will learn to make a single leather wrap bracelet made popular by jewelry designer Chan Luu. Leather cord and metal, glass or stone beads will be used in construction. The knowledge gained in this class will give you enough information to make a double, triple or quadruple bracelet on your own. Supply fee will include everything needed to make this great everyday bracelet.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kim Muller has been designing and creating jewelry since 2009. Types of jewelry made include bead weaving, wire work, looming and leather jewelry. She sells her jewelry locally at the art market in Silver City, area New Mexico indoor shows, and nationally and internationally from her internet shop.
Facilitator: Kim Muller
Enrollment Limit: 6 [WAIT LIST]
Date/Time: 1 session: Monday, September 28, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: $10.00 for materials
8) Knitting for Beginners
Start with basics: how to hold the needles, cast on, basic knitting stitch (stockinette), and how to increase and decrease stitches and cast off. If we progress well, we'll learn the purl stitch and start a scarf. Participants should bring a size 8 pair of needles and a skein of 3 or 4-ply yarn. (YadaYada Yarn offers a 10% discount if you mention this class.)

FACILITATOR BIO: Peggy is a self-taught knitter beginning at the age of 12. She learned by looking at diagrams and reading directions and has been knitting ever since.
Facilitator: Peggy Spofford
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
9) Knitting Twists and Holes - An Introduction to Cables and Lace
Upgrade your knitting skills by adding cables and lace to your skills. This is a skill building class not a learn-to-knit class. We will learn by doing, knitting small gift items such as slippers with cabled sides, a lacy gift bag, sachet, eye mask and a sampler of several styles of cables. The cables and lace pattern taught can be used in hats, scarves and sweaters - so many things to choose. Participants are responsible to provide their own materials; a list will be provided at registration.

FACILITATOR BIO: Christine has been knitting for over 50 years and has recently discovered that she really likes knitting holes, i.e. lace, and thinks every knitter should try lace and cables. She has lived in Silver City for 14 years and has been a WILL member for seven or eight. She has been retired for four years and has found that to be one of the best decisions she ever made.
Facilitator: Christine Fairbanks
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Wednesdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
10) Basic Tapestry Weaving
Students will learn to weave a basic 5"x6" weaving and we will sneak in some tapestry, Chimayo style.

FACILITATOR BIO: Hosana Eilert is a master weaver who has been weaving for the past 20 years. She weaves primarily in the Rio Grande/Chimayo tradition, and all her pieces are original creations. She engages in all aspects of the weaving process, including designing, carding, spinning, natural dyeing, and weaving.
Facilitator: Hosana Eilert
Enrollment Limit: 6 [WAIT LIST]
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Thursdays, October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: $15.00 materials plus $25.00 refundable loom deposit
11) Introduction to Natural Dyeing
Come work for the day helping Hosana and learn about dyeing. Each month you will learn different dyeing techniques utilizing cochineal, black walnut, indigo, osage, orange and other native plants. We will create reds to pinks, blues to light blues, browns to tans and yellows to greens. You can attend all 4 classes or just attend one or two. Each student will get 2 oz. of yarn to take home.

FACILITATOR BIO: Hosana Eilert is a master weaver who has been weaving for the past 20 years. She weaves primarily in the Rio Grande/Chimayo tradition, and all her pieces are original creations. She engages in all aspects of the weaving process, including designing, carding, spinning, natural dyeing, and weaving.
Facilitator: Hosana Eilert
Enrollment Limit: 6
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Tuesdays, September 15, October 13, November 10, December 8, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: TBD
Fee: $15.00 for materials

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Literature, Film & Theater
12) Western Movie Night at the Buckhorn
Come and enjoy the classic western movie Unforgiven from 1992 in an authentic western setting. Enjoy a bag of popcorn and a no-host beverage from the Buckhorn Saloon. Movie will be about 2 hours, starting at 7 PM. Arrive early and have dinner in the Buckhorn Saloon prior to the movie.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doug is an experienced WILL leader.
Facilitator: Doug Dexter
Enrollment Limit: 80
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, Sept 10, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: None
13) Foreign Film 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 places like Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America.

FACILITATOR BIO: Pam is a longtime film enthusiast and has facilitated and co-facilitated several film classes for WILL.
Facilitator: Pam Bryant
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
14) More Than Just a Great Sports Film
A five-film series of great sports films that also address underlying social issues. We will view films depicting golf, basketball, football, boxing and baseball. Social issues will range from the Depression, the turbulent 1960's, race and discrimination, to name a few.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dom Bassi is a former physical education teacher and principal. He coached high school athletics for 15 years plus.
Facilitator: Dom Bassi
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Thursdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
15) The Films of Robert De Niro
We will view some of De Niro's best movies. Students will have some choice in the selection. Discussion will include Robert De Niro's unique style of preparing for the film role as well as the history of the film, its director and co-stars. This course should be especially interesting to actors, directors and film buffs. We will look in-depth at how De Niro prepared for each role, as well as the backstory on cast selection and production for each film shown. Most (if not all) films have been rated "R".

FACILITATOR BIO: Randy has a degree in acting and directing and is himself an actor, director, and playwright. He formerly taught acting classes at WILL and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and Chapman University.
Facilitator: Randy Carr
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Mondays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
16) Films of John Ford - Part 1
John Ford directed over 140 films and is considered one of the most influential filmmakers of his generation. He was a pioneer of location shooting, with many of the westerns he made shot in Monument Valley. He won six Academy Awards including four for best director (a record) and two for best documentary. He was the first recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1973. This first part of the series will include: The Searchers, Fort Apache, Stagecoach, The Quiet Man and The Long Voyage Home.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ted has facilitated a number of film series for WILL.
Facilitator: Ted Presler
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Wednesdays, September 23, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, 5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
17) Apaches: Toward a Better Understanding Through Their Stories
We will listen to Apache stories about the world in which they lived in the oral tradition in which they originated. Through them and our discussions, we will attempt to see the way of life of those who came before us in southwest New Mexico and compare those views with ones we have today. The stories deal with natural phenomenon, how to conduct life, spiritual approaches, animals, and putting events into perspective.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bing does not claim to be an expert on the course topic. He has had an interest in the lives lived by our predecessors on this land we live on for many years, and has done extensive reading, researching and thinking about those societies. He has a keen interest in working with people to discern how these stories are relevant to the present day.
Facilitator: Bing Ewalt
Enrollment Limit: 20 [CLOSED]
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Thursdays, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
18) Two European Novels (Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev and The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa)
The class will begin with a period devoted to the theory of the novel. The course will then spend one period each on the study of two short European novels, Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons and Giuseppe di Lampedusa's The Leopard.

FACILITATOR BIO: Phillip Parotti is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX where, in addition to teaching all genres of English Literature, he also spent thirty years teaching the European novel to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Facilitator: Phillip Parotti
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
19) Shakespeare's Richard III - The Magnificent Machievel
With the discovery of Richard III's bones, interest has been rekindled in one of Shakespeare's most fascinating characters. The play itself, Richard III, is enormously bold, emotionally complicated, and violent in nature. To aid in appreciating Shakespeare's work, clips will be shown from movies starring Laurence Olivier and Al Pacino among others who have brought this mesmerizing villain to life. A villain that has little in common with the real Richard.

FACILITATOR BIO: Frost McGahey has been writing a book for the last seven years entitled Shakespeare and the Hunchbacks. It's the story of why Shakespeare wrote Richard III the way he did. McGahey is also a longtime member of the Richard III Society, the group who initiated the search for the king in the car park.
Facilitator: Frost McGahey
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
20) The Black Legend/La Leyenda Negra
An historical overview of the La Leyenda Negra /The Black Legend: historical distortion, defamation, slander, libel, and stereotyping of Hispanics, from its beginning in 1588 to the present. The Black Legend, a tradition of historical writing or propaganda, has its origins in the 16th century religio-political conflict between Spain and England, and King Philip of Spain and his ill-fated Spanish Armada.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dr. Ortego has completed a comprehensive study of La Leyenda Negra /The Black Legend, the first work on the topic since Philip Wayne Powell's book The Tree of Hate: Propaganda and Prejudices Affecting United States Relations with the Hispanic World published in 1971. Using Julian Juderias' 1929 study on the topic, Dr. Ortego gives the topic a contemporary focus that sheds light on today's Hispanophobia in the United States.
Facilitator: Felipe de Ortego
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: Fridays, September 18, 25, October 9, 16, 23, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: To Be Determined for class materials

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History and Current Affairs
21) Chaco - An Ongoing Revelation
This class will cover three aspects of Chaco: 1) Chaco - the place and the people. The physical, temporal and cultural setting of Chaco. What was done and what is there now; a pueblo mecca. 2) Chaco - a laboratory for studying the past. Who has studied Chaco, what they've found and its larger contexts; a mecca for archeologists. 3) Chaco - today and tomorrow. Micro-studies and mega-contexts ... and ongoing revelation.

FACILITATOR BIO: Tom first visited Chaco Canyon in 1966 as a seasonal ranger at Mesa Verde, having just fled two years of graduate work in anthropology at Southern Illinois University. He joined the National Park Service in 1967, and 18 years later his now-deceased wife, Jan Wade (grand-niece of Louisa Wade [Mrs. John] Wetherill) and he went to live at Chaco. He was superintendent of Chaco Culture NHP from February 1985 to January 1989 (his kids are mentioned in Tony Hillerman's novel, Thief of Time). He then served for seven years as chief of interpretation at the Anasazi Heritage Center, a BLM archeological museum near Dolores, CO. Since retiring from the Dept. of the Interior at the end of 1995, he edited the weekly Mancos Times newspaper from May 1999 to May 2006 and led tours of Mesa Verde, the Four Corners region and Chaco until Sandy Feutz and he moved to Silver City in 2010.
Facilitator: Tom Vaughan
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Fridays, October 9, 16, 23, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
22) The U.S. Constitution: A Rewrite?
Many people along the political spectrum have complained about Supreme Court decisions over the years. Interpretation is not strict enough along original intention lines of our founders. Or not flexible enough for those that see it as a living changing doctrine. Some say the Federal government has become too strong; others that it is ignored by the President; and others that it gives too many rights, or not enough rights to those who believe their rights have been abused. In this interactive course we shall see if we need to rewrite the constitution. What would a U.S. Constitution for the 21st century look like? And, could we even agree to one? In the first session we will get an overview of the Constitutional convention, and its aftermath. In session two we will look at the various part of our Constitution and Bill of Rights; through discussion or by dividing the class into three sections; be given copies of the Constitution and other suggested constitutions (both Liberal and Conservative.) Then in sessions 3 and 4 the groups will try to re-work a new constitutional language. In the final session we will discuss all parts and require a 3/4 majority vote for any and all parts of a new constitution. NOTE: This is not a lecture class per se. Participation is expected. If the class prefers, it can become a discussion group around several issues instead of a divided working group. This will be decided by the class as a whole. Suggested reading: "Six Amendments: How and Why we should change the constitution" by John Paul Stevens (former justice of the U.S. Supreme Court)

FACILITATOR BIO: A retired New Mexico public health nurse. Melvyn has a B.A. in History from the University of New Mexico.
Facilitator: Melvyn Gelb
Enrollment Limit: 24
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Wednesdays, October 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
23) The Bisbee Deportation
In the mid-1910s, a series of unionizing attempts and dissatisfaction with the way minorities were being treated lead to strike and disciplinary actions in Arizona. In the summer of 1917, thousands of men were rounded up by deputized vigilantes, and were kidnapped from Jerome and Bisbee. Under threat of death, they were deported to California and New Mexico. Learn how Phelps Dodge, under the guise of the Citizens' Protective League, won their fight against workers, unions, and even state and federal governments, during the First World War.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doc is a local historian with graduate degrees in History. She is a lifelong hiker and backpacker.
Facilitator: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, November 10, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
24) An Overview of New Mexico History
If you are new to New Mexico (or you just enjoy history), this course will provide an overview of the state's glorious past, interesting facts, and trivia. We will enjoy a discussion format, geared toward the newcomer, with lots of class participation and an extensive bibliography.

FACILITATOR BIO: One of the founders of WILL, Ardene led the Tuesday morning book readers and facilitated WILL's very popular New Mexico history survey course. She has lived in eastern, northern and southwestern New Mexico and was both a guidance counselor and a principal in the Silver City public school system before retiring. Her passion now is the recording of the stories of Silver City's older Hispanic citizens.
Facilitator: Ardene Rickman
Enrollment Limit: 60
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Thursday, Friday, November 5, 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fee: None

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Science, Nature & the Outdoors
25) Symmetry in Art and Nature
This course will explore geometric notions of symmetry, including mirror and rotational symmetries, frieze and wallpaper patterns, spiral symmetries, and symmetries of scale. Many of these patterns have been used as tools to create art and understand the world since ancient times. Symmetries of scale, on the other hand, are the basis for the modern concept of a fractal. We will find examples of these symmetries in quilts, tiles, architecture, pine cones, flowers, coastlines, and trees. Participants will also have the chance to create their own examples both on paper and using computer programs.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kathy has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, and has taught math at the college level for thirty years. She believes symmetry patterns to be a beautiful example of how familiarity with mathematical ideas can enrich our everyday lives. She has facilitated discussions of symmetry with lifelong learners of all ages, from elementary school children through senior citizen groups. She selfishly loves how each discussion helps her see more.
Facilitator: Kathy Merrill
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, October 20, 21, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None

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Health and Fitness
26) Beginning Pickleball
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 taught physical education and coached a variety of sports during her professional career. She has also participated in sports and outdoors activities for the majority of her life.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: $3.00 for pickleballs
27) Intermediate Pickleball (No Mania)
This class is a continuation of the beginning pickleball class and will emphasize improvement of basic skills and attainment of new skills and strategies.

FACILITATOR BIO: June taught physical education and coached a variety of sports during her professional career. She has also participated in sports and outdoors activities for the majority of her life.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: 18 [WAIT LIST]
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: $3.00 for pickleballs
28) Zumba Gold®
Zumba Gold® is designed for beginners and older adults. 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. All movement is no impact, but the instructor will show higher intensity for those students who desire to work at a more energetic level. 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 you would to any exercise class.

FACILITATOR BIO: Liz Mikols has taught group fitness classes for 15 years. She is certified in Zumba®, Aqua Zumba®, and Zumba Gold®, in addition to Elder Fitness, Pilates, Step and Aqua Aerobics.
Facilitator: Liz Mikols
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: (CANCELLED)
Location:
Fee: A one time charge of $3.00 for use of the facility.
29) Back to the Bowling Alley
At the Silver City Bowling Alley get some basic instructions from the owner about ball selection, how to properly address the lane, and where to place the ball on the lane. Then enjoy taking your turn at the best score you can get in 3 sessions over 3 weeks. The kitchen at the bowling alley turns out some great burgers and other food, so we can order our lunch while playing and eat after bowling.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doug is an experienced WILL leader.
Facilitator: Doug Dexter
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Wednesdays, November 25, December 2, 9, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: TBD
Fee: $6.00 ($2.00 per session)
30) 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: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
31) 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 his or her goals, and there will be regular follow-up to evaluate how it is working. Must be willing to attend all 12 sessions.
Facilitator: WNMU Kinesiology Department
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 20, 22, 27, 29, November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, December 1, 3, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
32) 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 his or her goals, and there will be regular follow-up to evaluate how it is working. Must be willing to attend all 12 sessions.
Facilitator: WNMU Kinesiology Department
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
33) 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 taught physical education and coached a variety of sports during her professional career. She has also participated in sports and outdoors activities for the majority of her life.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None

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Outdoor Experience
34) Alum Canyon Hike
Hike into Alum Canyon, a canyon tributary of the Gila River just a few miles downstream from the confluence of the West, Middle, and East Forks of the Gila River. The canyon is formed from volcanic deposits. The area had a major volcanic eruption, leaving a large caldera. The canyon has colorful cliffs and a sulfur odor. Hike 1.8 miles down to the Gila River and along the river downstream to Alum Canyon. If the river is low enough, we will have an optional hike upstream (with river crossings) to a hot spring, a 2.5 mile round trip. The hike up from the Gila River back to our cars is very strenuous (1000 feet elevation gain in 1.4 miles). We will drive about 40 miles up Rt. 15 from Silver City. Wear sturdy hiking shoes suitable for river crossings. Bring lunch, plenty of water, sun screen and a hat.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jeff has led many hikes for WILL.
Facilitator: Jeff Boyd
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: None
35) Hike San Vicente Trail
Yes, the San Vicente Trail is accessible, despite road construction! Join us for a pleasant Sunday afternoon excursion on All Saints Day. Easy to moderate. Bring water, snacks, hat, and sunscreen. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doc is a local historian with graduate degrees in History. She is a lifelong hiker and backpacker.
Facilitator: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Sunday, November 15, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: None

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How to and Self-Improvement
36) Caregiving: What We All Need To Know
Most Americans will be informal caregivers at some point during their lives. "During any given year, there are more than 44 million Americans (21% of the adult population) who provide unpaid care to an elderly or disabled person 18 years or older. Altogether, informal caregivers provide 80 percent of the long-term care in the United States." (Women's Health. gov., 2012) This class will provide information related to the needs of caregivers and those they care for. The class serves as an introduction to a 7 week, free "Caregiver Refresher" course that has been offered by the WNMU School of Nursing and the Grant County Health Council for the past 2 spring semesters and will be offered again in spring 2016 starting in February.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Sherry Bassi is currently Professor of Nursing at WNMU and serves on various non-profit boards in the community developing services for seniors.

Connie Hostetler is a retired secondary level Spanish and English teacher with a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling. She moved to Silver City in 2000 along with her mother, age 83. She emphasizes the importance of family care-giving and many other senior issues. For over 10 years she has volunteered and/or worked for the Grant County Health Council as the Senior Concerns Coordinator on a variety of issues.

Krista Wood is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at WNMU, and the coordinator for the CNA program for all of WNMU branch campuses in southwest New Mexico. She is furthering her education by pursuing a graduate degree in nursing. Her clinical interest is care-giving in the community.
Facilitators: Sherry Bassi, Connie Hostetler and Krista Wood
Enrollment Limit: 35
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday, October 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
37) Sleep Easier By Creating Your Own Family Wildfire Evacuation Plan
Course participants will develop their own family wildfire evacuation plan using the following resources: 1) Surviving Wildfire, a book by Linda Masterson www.emnrd.state.nm.us . . . - Please purchase and bring with you to the first class. 2) "The Ready, Set, Go! Booklet" provided free during class, and 3) a template derived from 1 and 2 above. Course presentations and discussions will cover all of the steps involved in preparing before and during an evacuation using the resources above.

FACILITATOR BIO: Nick is the former director of the Silver City Office of Sustainability, and is currently a fire prevention volunteer with the Silver City Fire Department. Nick will not be representing the Silver City Fire Department during this class; he will be speaking from the resources used in the class and from his own experience in developing and practicing a family evacuation plan. He has developed and practiced a family wildfire prevention plan for his family and pets.
Facilitator: Nick Sussillo
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
38) Valuation of Property
The course will explain property assessment and help seniors with their exemptions as well as helping veterans 65 years and older freeze their assessed value.

FACILITATOR BIO: Raul is the Grant County Assessor and has 35 years as a NM Certified Appraiser.
Facilitator: Raul Turrieta
Enrollment Limit: 50
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
39) The Myth of Time Management: Authoring a Life You Love
Too much to do? Too little time? How often have you struggled to "find" the time to complete projects? How often have you felt frustrated by lack of "balance" between personal and professional commitments? In this workshop, you will: 1) explore the key steps to living daily with a sense of genuine accomplishment, 2) find the keys to bringing balance and satisfaction to life, 3) learn the "five biggest time wasters" and ways to get rid of them, 4) learn how to manage the "particles" of a busy life, never dropping anything out, 5) discover the real source of "overwhelm" and how to eliminate it, and 6) learn the secrets to managing yourself to produce the results YOU want in all areas of life.

FACILITATOR BIO: Sunny has been a management consultant and effectiveness coach since 1984, and is the founder of the consulting firm Effective Environments.
Facilitator: Sunny Yates
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Mondays, November 2, 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
40) 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.

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: 12
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Monday and Wednesday, October 5, 7, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
41) Etsy 101
Learn how to sell on Etsy - a popular online platform with an international market specializing in handmade and vintage goods. Attendees will learn what Etsy is about, how to open their own shops, and how to use the numerous tools available to improve shop performance. We will also cover basic techniques on marketing, including brand focus and effective photography. Open to anyone interested in selling art, vintage goods, or craft supplies on Etsy. People who already have Etsy shops, but would like to learn more about the topics mentioned, are also welcome to sign up.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Kim Muller has been designing and creating jewelry since 2009. Types of jewelry made include bead weaving, wire work, looming and leather jewelry. She sells her jewelry locally at the art market in Silver City, area New Mexico indoor shows, and nationally and internationally from her internet shop.

Kim and Amna Shiekh have been selling their handmade jewelry on Etsy for several years. Together, along with another local Etsian, they run an Etsy Team catered to sellers connected to the southwestern New Mexico region.
Facilitators: Kim Muller and Amna Shiekh
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Thursday and Monday, October 1, 5, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
42) Smart Phones for Dummies
Learn the basics on the latest smart phones. Which device should you purchase? What works best for you?

FACILITATOR BIO: Abe is WNMU Director of Communications.
Facilitator: Abe Villarreal
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
43) Mah Jongg Jamboree
A fun opportunity for Grant County Mah Jongg players of all abilities to come together for a morning of clicking tiles and playing styles.

FACILITATOR BIO: Sam and Vicki have conducted several Mah Jongg classes for WILL since 2010, both for beginners and for intermediate players. They love hearing about ongoing regular games that got their starts through their WILL classes.
Facilitator: Sam Redford and Vicki Johnson
Enrollment Limit: 48
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
44) Chess 1
Chess is the game of kings. It is a great game that can be played into our 80's. It can be social or competitive and helps stimulate the brain in new ways. This course is for non-players and beginners alike. It covers the basics, like how to set up the pieces and how the pieces move; but it also covers in clear language how the pieces advance and why they are moved to certain squares. It covers how to castle, but also why and when we castle. It covers forks, outposts, discovered check, pins, and rook placements. It will briefly cover a few openings that are aggressive, hyper-aggressive, or just very solid and defensive.

FACILITATOR BIO: Mike is a life-long chess player and has been the coach of the Silver High School chess team for 25 years.
Facilitator: Mike Guisto
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Mondays, Thursdays, November 9, 12, 16, 19 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
45) Birdhouse Building and Placement
Fred will discuss why birdhouses are needed, how to adapt one for our climate, where to place them and how to maintain them. He will go over plans for Audubon Society's X-Box, discuss its pros and cons and demonstrate how to assemble a precut birdhouse.

FACILITATOR BIO: Fred has over 40 bird boxes of various types with 90% occupancy. He has taught this class in the past.
Facilitator: Fred Grahn
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
46) The New Goddesses of The Zodiac
Since the International Astronomical Union officially added the dwarf planets Ceres and Eris as well as the planetoid Sedna to our solar system, it now reaches halfway to Alpha Centauri. What does astrology make of these new feminine archetypes and the resulting expansion of our solar (conscious) domain? From the mythological perspective, this looks a lot like the Return of the Divine Feminine! Adding re-discovered ancient Lilith into the mix, we have a potent foursome of archetypal dynamos to explore. These Goddesses have urgent messages for us all-men and women-at a time when the reunion of masculine and feminine energies is most needed.

FACILITATOR BIO: Cassandra Leoncini (Two Eagles Astrology) has been working with the archetypal and consciousness-raising nature of the planets for 40 years. She is a practicing astrologer, writer, and ceremonial guide currently living in Silver City, NM.
Facilitator: Cassandra Leoncini
Enrollment Limit: 22
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
47) Enneagram and You
The Enneagram is an ancient instrument for ascertaining personality types. Its roots are debatable, but they go back at least to early Christianity, if not before. It is far more complex and goes deeper than any of the popularly used personality typology instruments used today. Enneagram is used by all the mystics of the great world religions. It emphasizes both spiritual as well as psychological traits, and is an instrument that takes time and practice to use well. It is both a liberating and a transformative tool to work with, leading one to greater self-knowledge, as well as helping one to understand the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. This knowledge can be applied to both personal and professional situations.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jane has both a Bachelors and a Masters from UC Berkeley, a Ph.D. from Stanford, a Master of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Graduate Theological Union. Her first and longest career was as a criminologist, working in the field for the first 13 years, and teaching in academia the second half. She entered the field of criminal justice as a reformer, so was always working against the grain. She left the field, and attended 3 years of seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest. She served as a priest for over a year in South Africa and then returned to the U.S. to work as a prison chaplain for five years. She was delighted to finally stumble upon the Enneagram later in life, after studying psychology and spirituality separately for many years.
Facilitator: Jane Foraker-Thompsen
Enrollment Limit: 16
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
48) The I-Ching, or Book of Changes
When faced with potentially life-altering situations, many people use the oracular ~ insights provided by the I-Ching, or Book of Changes, to help objectify and clarify the essential thrust of their concerns. This course will show you how to ask your questions and how to translate the answers into a language you can understand and utilize to your benefit. Most auspicious! A side-effect of your learning will be exposure to the tenets of feng-shui, but our only focus in these sessions will be learning how to interpret the I-Ching. Will involve a walk to the Big Ditch. Participants must bring a copy of The I-Ching or Book of Changes (ISBN 0-691-09750-X) to class, along with a notebook, a writing utensil and 3 old copper pennies.

FACILITATOR BIO: 18,300+ people have read Paula's posts about feng-shui on the Gila Sustainable Community Forum and she deeply appreciates the gift of their time. WILL has allowed her to share what she knows about feng-shui on many occasions over the last decade or so. NM State Representative Diane Hamilton graciously allowed her to go on about feng-shui and mobile homes when she had her radio morning talk-show at the Drifter. Paula is a private feng-shui consultant. Since the Color Wheel is science, and so is the bi-nary code of the universe, she has incorporated feng-shui, which encompasses both, into the art appreciation classes she taught at WNMU. Her first exposure to the efficacy of feng-shui was when she was a Librarian at NMHU in Las Vegas, NM and was able to increase occupancy of the various spaces in the vast Donnelly Library by applying suggestions gleaned from the I-Ching.
Facilitator: Paula Geisler
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Fridays, September 18, 25, October 9, 16, 23, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
49) The Triple Goddess Myth & Archetype
The course will present basics in the myth of the Triple Goddess as huntress, mother and crone. The "three in one" or "one in three" Goddess was the basic template for the all-male Christian trinity.

FACILITATOR BIO: Raven's writing reflects an ongoing exploration of and fascination with mythology in general and the Triple Goddess in particular. For years, he has been investigating the Triple Goddess as a source of inspiration for his writing. After having read 100's of books, he has become very well versed in the subject.
Facilitator: Raven Drake
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Saturday and Monday, October 10, 12, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
50) Qi: What It Is, and How It Can Change Your Life!
In this series, students will learn about "Qi," which is the Chinese word for "internal energy winds," from three different perspectives: the practice of tai chi, the practice of qigong, and meditation. By learning how to identify and direct your Qi (also known as "prana") you can enhance your mental and physical vitality, establish and maintain good physiological health, and greatly enhance your powers of meditation. You can also have fun doing it!

FACILITATOR BIOS: Jeff Goin has been teaching and leading non-denominational meditation in Silver City, on a volunteer basis, since 2008. He is a professional clinical hypnotherapist and a practicing Mahayana Buddhist.

Martha Everett is a certified instructor of qigong, as well as Qigong Strength Training form, Advanced Food Healing course, the Breath Empowerment technique, and the 9-Breath Method technique. Martha is also certified in Medical Qigong, a training course offered by Don Cornwell of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics.

Glenn Henderson has practiced qigong & tai chi for over thirty years. He is an instructor at the Lotus Center in Silver City, where he offers instruction in the following ancient qigong practices of Eight Silken Brocades Qigong, Six Healing Sounds, and The Four Treasures.

Anna Dye began her tai chi training in 1998, in Helsinki, as a student of Rami Salo, a student of Grandmaster Tung Kai-Ying. Now living in Pinos Altos, New Mexico, Anna maintains her training by attending Grandmaster Tung's intensive trainings at various locations in the US and Europe, and through practicing and teaching with her husband, John.

John Dye is a 20-year student of tai chi ch'uan Grandmaster Tung Kai-Ying whose school is based in Los Angeles. He has a doctorate in neurophysiology from the UCSD Department of Neurosciences. Since moving to Silver City in 2007, he and his wife, Anna, have taught tai chi classes in town, at WNMU, and at the Lotus Center.
Facilitators: Jeff Goin, Martha Everett, Glenn Henderson, Anna Dye and John Dye
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Mondays, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: None
51) Tarot and Astrology
Exploring - and playing with - the parallel meaning and symbolism between these two methods of contacting the numinous. The emphasis will be on combining the cards and the planets to reflect and understand where we are as individuals in the moment, and how we are evolving. Students will need to submit their accurate birth information and bring their own tarot cards to class. PREREQUISITE: PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE ALREADY TAKEN EITHER ASTROLOGY DISCUSSION OR TAROT CLASS THIS PAST SPRING.

FACILITATOR BIOS: 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. Previously, he has hosted a biweekly discussion group which facilitated the exploration of Self, making use of astrological symbolism to facilitate awareness.

Lynda 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.
Facilitators: Don Musser and Lynda Aiman-Smith
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Fridays, October 16, 23, 30, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
52) Introduction to the Tibetan Book of the Dead
Rinpoche's lecture will provide a solid introduction to the preparation and understanding of the process of one life to another according to Buddhism. This Buddhist master will also include how this teaching is relevant and applicable in our daily lives. There will be a question and answer session following his lecture.

FACILITATOR BIO: Rinpoche (pronounced rin-po-chay) means "precious one" and is a title given to those who have been recognized as having unusual spiritual powers. Venerable Wangchen Rinpoche has those special qualities treating all those who meet him with infinite kindness and patience. Born in India, to a Tibetan refugee family who had fled Tibet prior to the terrible destruction brought by the Chinese invasion, he grew up in good conditions. He was recognized at an early age by his guru, Kalu Rinpoche (a renowned spiritual master), as his meditation companion from a former life. From this time on, Rinpoche entered the Sonada monastery in Darjeeling, India. He now lives in Los Angeles at his Dharma Center. For more information about his teaching and retreat schedules please visit: rimeling.org.
Facilitator: Wangchen Rinpoche
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, October 9, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
53) The 9th Age of (hu)Man: Reconciliation and Completion
Eric Erickson wrote in his book Childhood and Society about the 8 stages in human development from birth to retirement, and the purpose of each of these periods in our evolvement as human beings. He did not address the 9th stage, that of retirement and post-retirement. Retirees now question their purpose and the meaning of their lives as they become progressively dependent, and either live with family members or move into retirement communities, assisted living facilities and/or nursing homes. The developmental tasks people face in this stage is coming to terms with the life they have lived, both the good and the bad. In this course we will focus on the dynamics of this stage of life.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kelduyn Garland is a transpersonal Body Mind therapist, trainer and consultant who has taught in colleges and universities throughout the US and Southeast Asia. She has also consulted and trained nationally and internationally. She has worked as a transpersonal Body Mind therapist for more than 4 decades, supporting people in Birthing In * Birthing Within * Birthing Out, and provided geriatric mental and behavioral health services concerning life transitions, related loss and grief, and end of life issues. She committed herself to learning from her clients as she worked with them and now, retired and a senior citizen herself, she is also dealing with these issues and challenges in her own life.
Facilitator: Kelduyn Garland
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
54) Pie Anxiety
Learn from the Queen of Tarts how to prepare flakey pie dough and effortlessly roll out pie crust using the right recipe and technique. This is not a demo but a hands-on workshop. We will prepare and bake pies using local Mimbres apples. The course fee includes the pie you assemble and bake that day. It also includes the pie dough you make and take with you for another pie. Participants will be notified beforehand of supplies they need to bring.

FACILITATOR BIO: Laurel Johnson was the owner of the Queen of Tarts Old-Fashioned Baking and former pastry chef at the award winning Restaurant du Village, both located in Chester, CT. She is known for her seasonal pies, simple old- fashioned desserts, and unique cookies. She studied Baking and Pastry Arts at the Culinary Institute of America.
Facilitator: Laurel Johnson
Enrollment Limit: 12 [WAIT LIST]
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, November 13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: TBD
Fee: $7.00
55) 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 lived in China and taught English at Xian and Xiamen. He has made hot pots and eaten them.
Facilitator: Eric Ockerhausen
Enrollment Limit: 12 [WAIT LIST]
Date/Time: 1 Session: Sunday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: $5.00 for ingredients

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Local Issues & Adventures
56) Food on Film: A Short Course on Food Justice
We'll look at several short films on food justice and then discuss food justice: what is it and how does it affect me?

FACILITATOR BIO: Alicia Edwards is the Executive Director of The Volunteer Center, working to end hunger and poverty in Grant County, New Mexico through a multitude of short and long-term projects designed to increase individual and community self-sufficiency and resiliency. Her personal philosophy, which guides her work, is "when power, politics and money determine who gets what kind of food when, it is not food insecurity, it is food injustice and it must be changed." Ms. Edwards is a former member of the Grant County Food Policy Council, the Southwest Regional Food Policy Council, a sector leader for the Grant County Community Health Council, an advisory board member of the Grant County Community Foundation and a member of the New Mexico Strategic Leadership Institute.
Facilitator: Alicia Edwards
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: None
57) An Evening at Bear Mountain Lodge with Original Recipes from the Cafe
Enjoy an evening at the Lodge dining on original recipes from the cafe. We will discuss the development of the dishes, the thoughts behind the dish, and the locally resourced raw materials.

FACILITATOR BIOS: The Lodge and Cafe Oso Azul have been in business for 5 years. We specialize in regional cooking.
Facilitators: Linda Brewer, John Rohovec and Jeff Brown
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: $30.00 for dinner (includes tip but not beverages)
58) Sunday Ragout and Pasta
Learning how to prepare a Sunday ragout and make your own pasta too! Then dine on the fruits of your labor.

FACILITATOR BIO: King is chef and owner of Tre Rosat Cafe in Silver City.
Facilitator: King Crowder
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Sunday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: $20 for food ($30 with wine)
59) Progressive Dinner
Come help prepare and enjoy a three (3) home progressive dinner on Sanctuary Road. Appetizers and libation at the first home, main and side dishes at the second, and a nice dessert at the third. Participants BYOB. All homes are minutes apart.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doug Dexter is an experienced WILL leader
Facilitator: Doug Dexter
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday, October 17, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: $20.00 for food
60) 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. 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. We will hike the monastery grounds so wear comfortable shoes and bring a hiking stick if you want. You may not attend this session if you have attended previously.

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 [CLOSED]
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, September 9, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: None
61) Observing at the Cosmic Campgrounds
Participants will become acquainted with the natural night sky. Please bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them. Overnight camping is welcome; for more information and maps please visit our website: cosmiccampground.org. Cosmic Campground is located near Alma, off NM Hwy 180 between mileposts 38/37. From Silver City to the campground is 75 miles. Cosmic Campground has a vault toilet but there is no water or electricity. Dry camping or RV camping is available and there are 4 RV pull throughs. The road into the campground is hard surfaced and the observing area is hard surfaced which makes it easier to set up equipment.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Albert has 42 years as an observational astronomer. He taught astronomy at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, for 38 years before retiring in 2006. Albert continues to search for asteroids as part of a NASA supported team, three nights a month at Mt. Lemmon Observatory, in Tucson, AZ.

Annie has had a lifelong interest in the night sky. From 1978 to 1980, while working as a cook at Kit Peak National Observatory, she used the prime focus cage to take glass plate photos of the Andromeda Galaxy and saw the mirror of the 4 Meter Telescope re-aluminized. She often visited the Razdow Solar Telescope during lunch hours to view solar activity.
Facilitators: Albert and Annie Grauer
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday, October 10, 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight
Location: TBD
Fee: None
62) Field Trip to Organic Balsamic Vinegar Farm
This trip will take most all of the day to reach Monticello, NM, north of T or C, for a tour of the only 'traditional and authentic' balsamic vinegar vineyard outside of a specific region of Italy. The folks who own and operate the balsamic farm have been doing so for about 20 years. You will learn the history, the process, and will get to taste this amazing product. There is also the opportunity to purchase some product for yourself and for gifts. Following the morning tour, we will stop in T or C for lunch at one of the great restaurants.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doug Dexter is an experienced WILL leader
Facilitator: Doug Dexter
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: $2.50 for tour, plus cost of gasoline and lunch
63) La Esperanza Vineyard: Tour and Wine Tasting
David and Esperanza Gurule have agreed to provide a tour and wine tasting of the Esperanza Vineyard and Winery which will tie in with their actual processing activity from grape harvesting to fermentation to bottling to tasting during September. The property was originally owned by Esperanza's grandfather, Antonio DeLaO, starting in 1906. In 1998 David and Esperanza began growing grapes there and now produce over 700 cases per year as of 2014. The 2-3 hour tour and tastings start at 9:00 a.m. and last until noon. The tastings consist of 5 different wines plus one glass of your choice from the tasting. To enjoy the beautiful surroundings, they recommend bringing a brown bag lunch to accompany the glass of wine after the tour and discussions. The vineyard is about a 45 minute drive from Silver City.

FACILITATOR BIOS: David and Esperanza Gurule have been growing grapes on the property since 1998 followed by producing over 700 cases of wine per year. Some of their wines have won awards in several categories. They also participate in the annual New Mexico Wine Festival.
Facilitators: David and Esperanza Gurule
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: TBD
Fee: $25.00 for wine tasting and one glass of wine
64) Setting Up a Large Fire Camp
Former Logistics Chief will show us how a vacant field is used to set up a fire camp to support 150 to 1000+ fire fighters and a large overhead fire team.

FACILITATOR BIO: For 15+ years Rocky was both a type 1 and type 2 Logistics Chief and was responsible for setting up and running large fire camps.
Facilitator: Rocky Hildebrand
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
65) Kartchner Caverns' Big Room Tour
We will visit the Big Room at Kartchner Caverns for the 10:45 a.m. tour. Cost for the tour of this cave is $23.00, payable in advance at the WILL Social so we can make the reservation. The tour takes 1.75 hours and is a total walking distance of 1/2 mile. This is a warm cave with the average temperature at 72 degrees. Travel time and mileage from Silver City to Kartchner Caverns is 2.5 hours and 165 miles. We should have time to gas up and stop for a brief snack, etc. The Kartchner Caverns Visitors Center has videos and things to see if we have some free time before the tour starts. I suggest you google "Kartchner Caverns" for more information. After the tour you can head in to Tucson if you wish or you can go to Tucson on Thursday and do the tour on the way back to Silver City.

FACILITATOR BIO: Eric has been to Kartchner Caverns and thinks it is worth seeing if you live in the area.
Facilitator: Eric Ockerhausen
Enrollment Limit: 12 [CLOSED]
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, October 30, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fee: $23.00 for tour and money for gas if carpooling
66) A Gourmet Trek Through the Jungle and Mountains of Peru to the Ancient Village of Machu Picchu
A photographic description of the "Machu Picchu Salkantay Lodge Trek" accomplished by Bruce and Marta Bloy in May, 2015. The trek has been described by a National Geographic website as for those interested in hiking to Machu Picchu by day, seeing the landscapes as first seen by the Spanish, yet spending the evenings with gourmet meals, cocktails and clean sheets. The program will consist of information concerning the planning of the trip, physical preparation, equipment needed, and "ups and downs" of the journey, accompanied by lots of photographs.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bruce Bloy 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. Bruce is a regular facilitator for WILL's digital photography course and he previously presented a class on his trekking experience in Nepal.
Facilitator: Bruce Bloy
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, September 16, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
67) Iceland: The Saga of Fire, Ice and People
A photographic saga of the geology and the culture of Iceland.

FACILITATOR BIO: Syd is a retired geologist educator who has travelled extensively in many countries.
Facilitator: Sid Tuffy
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Location: WNMU
Fee: None