COURSE REGISTRATION SCHEDULE - SPRING 2016

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COURSES - SPRING 2016
Art, Music, Dance
1) Abstract Drawing
There are many approaches to abstraction. In this short, three-week course, we will explore three of those approaches: simplification, deconstruction, and complication. In each session, I will show participants examples of the techniques that other artists have produced, then we will try to use that approach in a work of our own. Each class will end with an examination and discussion of what we have done. Participants bring your own drawing materials: large sheets of newsprint or drawing paper and whatever drawing medium you prefer: graphite, charcoal, etc.

FACILITATOR BIO: Carolyn has a B.A. in Art from Seton Hill University, and additional studio and art history studies at UNM and Stanford University.
Facilitator: Carolyn Kane
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 3 sessions: Tuesdays April 5, 12, 19: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
2) Forged Copper Pod and Leaf
Starting with copper sheet, we will cut, heat and form a leaf and a pea pod shape using colorful beads and wire to fill the pod.

FACILITATOR BIO: Karen has been a jewelry and mixed media artist for most of her life from hippie times, and owned the shop A Bead or Two in Silver City for years.
Facilitator: Karen Rossman
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 session: Tuesday May 10: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $10, all tools and materials provided
3) From Turner to Walker: 200 Years in Slightly More Than 200 Artworks
From the Pre-Raphaelites to Post-modernism, from landscape to land art, from representationalism to abstraction. Art has changed almost beyond recognition in the past two hundred years - and so has society. We will explore the development of art over the past two hundred years and discuss how culture changed art, and how art changed culture. This is a companion course to "Van Eyck to Van Dyck" from the fall semester, but attendance at that class is not mandatory for this. Please do not sign up for this course if you are offended by depictions of nudity and the discussion of adult sexual and social 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 art from all eras.
Facilitators: Brian Dolton
Enrollment Limit: 50
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Thursdays April 14, 21, May 5, 12, 19: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
4) Garden Stone Mosaic
In this course each participant will make a 12"x12" garden stone mosaic, using an original design and creating the tile pieces for the mosaic. This course is about the process, which will involve tracing a 12"x12" drawing onto a square clay slab, cutting the drawing into pieces, finishing and refining the cuts into clay tiles that will then be bisqued, glazed, re-fired, and assembled onto a 12"x12" concrete garden stone and finished with grout. There will be a show of the finished garden stones. To have your drawing ready for the first class, it would be a good idea to review your design with Diana at Leyba & Ingalls Arts before the course meets. DUE TO THE LIMITED SPACE, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS COURSE IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE PREVIOUSLY OFFERED MOSAIC COURSES.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Diana has a BFA from Tyler School of Art and has worked as an artist for a lifetime. She opened Leyba & Ingalls Arts in 1996 and prior to moving to Silver City she owned Ingalls Fine Craft & Art in Philadelphia. Diana runs the Youth Mural Program for the Mimbres Region Arts Council and their artwork around town includes many mosaic murals. Lee Gruber is co-owner of Syzygy Tileworks, the creative genius behind the Clay Festival and the Interim Director of the Arts & Cultural District.
Facilitators: Diana Ingalls Leyba and Lee Gruber
Enrollment Limit: 10 [ CLOSED ]
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Wednesdays March 2, 9, 16, 23: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $30 for materials and firings
5) More than a Snapshot
A "hands on" course to learn 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 & don'ts of shooting family functions and using image modification software. All effort will be made to make the presentations as non-technical as possible. Participants will be encouraged to share their images with the class for discussions of composition & technique. "Class repeaters" are welcome to attend again.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bruce Bloy has been doing photography at various levels since the age of nine. 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: 25
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Tuesdays February 9,16, 23, March 1: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Location: TBD
Fee: None
6) The Ubiquitous Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach composed almost 1200 pieces of music in every significant genre of the Baroque style. Known primarily in his lifetime as a keyboardist, his compositions were generally overlooked and forgotten for almost 75 years after he died. Today, his music is ubiquitous, and his importance to the development of western classical music has led many to rank him as history's greatest composer. This class will examine Bach's life and provide an analysis of some of his most significant works.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jim is a former 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 Website on music history at ClassicalTyro.com.
Facilitator: Jim Smith
Enrollment Limit: 50
Date/Time: 2 sessions: Tuesday/Wednesday February 16, 17: 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
7) Global Tour of World Music
World music is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the world, including traditional music, neo-traditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition intermingle. We will sample various world music examples from different parts of the world through filmed performances.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ron facilitated (and co-facilitated) a number of music and movie classes for WILL, and in Spring of 2015, he facilitated an American Roots Music class.
Facilitator: Ron Groves
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Wednesdays April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: WNMU
Fee: None

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Literature, Film & Theater
8) Films of Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan is a British-American film director, screenwriter and producer who received a total of 26 Oscar nominations and seven awards. His films are "rooted in philosophical, sociological and ethical concepts and ideas exploring human morality, the construction of time and the malleable nature of memory and personal identity. He is considered to be one of the most innovative storytellers and image makers at work in film." Probably best known for his Dark Knight Trilogy about Batman and the more recent Interstellar, this class will watch and explore his more obscure films, following: Memento, The Prestige, Inception, and the recent Interstellar.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ted Presler has taught many film classes for WILL.
Facilitator: Ted Presler
Enrollment Limit: 35
Date/Time: 4 sessions February 3, 17, March 2, 16: 5:30-8:30
Location: TBD
Fee: None
9) Films for Foodies!
Join us for three yummy films that focus on food. Chocolate, Big Night and Hundred-Foot Journey will be our taste treats!

FACILITATOR BIOS: Doc, Pam, and Jim have each taught several film classes for WILL.
Facilitators: Doc Campbell, Pam Bryant, Jim Huse
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Thursdays February 18, 25, March 3: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
10) Salt of the Earth, Plus
In 1950 the workers in the Empire Zinc Mine, most of whom were Mexican- Americans, went out on strike. In 1952 Herbert Biberman made a movie about the strike. Hollywood suppressed Salt of the Earth. Reverberations from that strike and that film continue to echo through Grant County today. The class will receive on day one a historical summary of both the strike and film, mostly taken from Ellen Baker's fine history. On day two, we'll watch the movie, alert to some of the major discussing points. On day three, we'll watch portions of a seminar that included participants 50 years later and discuss the film in relation to the history and the seminar.

FACILITATOR BIO: Tom has lived in Silver City a decade, reading its history and paying attention to its stories. He has degrees in history from the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Facilitator: Tom Hester
Enrollment Limit: 20 [ CLOSED ]
Date/Time: 3 sessions: Tuesdays February 9, 16, 23: the 9th :5:30 - 6:30 pm, 16th & 23rd : 5:30 -7:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
11) The Tempest — This Rough Magic
The Tempest was the final play that William Shakespeare wrote by himself. It is a dramatic romance weaving fantasy and realism and is ultimately about forgiveness. Prospero, the rightful duke of Milan, along with his daughter, have been driven out of the city by his brother who has usurped his place. For many years Prospero practices sorcery on a remote island, perfecting his art. Then one day his brother's ship passes the island, and Prospero conjures a tempest to bring his treacherous brother to him. One of the highlights of the class will be scenes of Richard Burton as Caliban. The Folger Shakespeare Library's edition is recommended, but any version will do.

FACILITATOR BIO: Frost McGahey has taught Shakespeare classes for over ten years. McGahey is more obsessed than ever about the Bard.
Facilitator: Frost McGahey
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Wednesdays April 6, 13, 20, 27: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
12) A Westerner's Look at the Koran
We all know of the Koran, but how many of us have read any of it? In this course, we will attempt to gain some insight into the Koran through reading and discussion of select Suras (chapters). We will listen to some of these in Arabic, as Islam may perhaps be said to be essentially a spoken (or even sung) religion. The course will also touch on some early, and some current, history. It is important to note that the facilitator is not a Muslim nor is he an exegete, but nevertheless he has knowledge to share. It is stressed that the course will neither proselytize nor denigrate Islam or any other religion, non-religion or atheism.

FACILITATOR BIO: Michael is a retired construction manager who lived and worked in Egypt (1985-1990), who has read extensively in world history and religious history. His interests lie primarily in dialogue and the mutual exploration of ideas and the human condition.
Facilitator: Michael Scherer
Enrollment Limit: 15 [ CLOSED ]
Date/Time: 3 sessions: Mondays March 21, 28, April 4: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None

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History and Current Affairs
13) Creatures of the Maya
Amphibians and reptiles featured prominently in the thought, mythology, and religion of the ancient Maya. Snakes are ubiquitous in virtually all aspects of Maya artistic expression, but turtles, birds, crocodiles, lizards, frogs and toads also appear frequently and in varied contexts. In this course we will explore the role of these animals in the secular and religious life of those ancient people. In so doing, we will draw upon the evidence from "dirt archeology," the records of early Spanish chroniclers, and material contained in the four surviving Maya codices, together with colonial period accounts recorded by literate Maya scribes. Recorded interviews with the contemporary rural Maya will serve to illuminate and augment the archeological record.

FACILITATOR BIO: Julian Lee 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, where Maya civilization attained its greatest florescence. 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: 60
Date/Time: 3 sessions: Thursdays January 21, 28, February 4: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
14) Mexico Before Cortes
History of Mexico before Cortes, starting with the Olmecs and ending with the Aztecs.

FACILITATOR BIO: Felipe de Ortego y Gasca is Scholar in Residence at Western New Mexico University. He is the author of "The Chicano Renaissance" (Journal of Social Casework, May 1971). He is often referred to as the founder of Chicano literary history. He is nationally recognized as an activist scholar and Pulitzer Nominee for Montezuma's Children. He was a Comparative Studies major with minors in Journalism and Education at the University of Pittsburgh, and he has a Master's in English at the University of Texas and a Doctorate in English at the University of New Mexico. He is a Marine Corps and Air Force veteran.
Facilitator: Felipe de Ortego y Gasca
Enrollment Limit: 12 [ CLOSED ]
Date/Time: 6 sessions: Fridays April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
15) One Heretic at a Time: The Backstory of Early Christianity
How did Christianity happen? For several hundred years there were lots of Christianities floating around. This course explores the emergence of early Christianity during the 400 years beginning in the late first century CE. We will take a historical (rather than theological) look at the diversity of views of Christ and doctrine, many of which were branded heresies. The Nag Hammadi library and the Dead Sea Scrolls are among the fascinating sources we will use to access this distant period.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jane is not a historian and has no formal education in the subject at hand. In the summer of 2009 Jane suddenly became obsessed with the history of the Byzantine Empire. One thing led to another and she found herself immersed in a hunt for the historical origins of Christianity.
Facilitator: Jane Janson
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Saturdays January 23, 30, February 6, 13: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
16) Racism: The Human Genome, Evolution and the Fallacy of the Concept of Human Races
This course reviews the evolving science of the structure and function of DNA and explores the applications to our human genome, evolution, and migration history along with a few other esoteric, tangential topics. We will examine the continued persistence of racism given this lack of rational, scientific, and genetic evidence.

FACILITATOR BIO: Fred has a background in botany and ecology with an M.S. in plant ecology. He then left a Ph.D. program to pursue medical school (After all, weren't most Renaissance physicians botanists first?). As a family physician, he also has experience in occupational medicine and public health and is currently pursuing an online MPH. As an undergraduate in 1969, he attended a class entitled Human Races and Ethnic Groups. This course made him aware of the lack of scientific basis for the concept of human race. He has continued to read and contemplate the subject ever since.
Facilitator: Fred Fox
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 3 sessions: Thursdays March 3, 17, 24: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
17) 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 Grant Countian, whose father also worked the mines of Grant County. Terry was a mechanic for Santa Rita Mine and retired in 2001. He is a local historian who has co-written three 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 Grant County mining district. He is a local historian, 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 [ CLOSED ]
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday April 29: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $5.00 for Corre Caminos van
18) Ghosts of New Mexico
A fun exploration of New Mexico's many ghosts and their stories.

FACILITATOR BIO: One of the founders of WILL, Ardene has facilitated WILL's very popular New Mexico history survey course. She has lived in eastern, northern and southwestern New Mexico and taught US history in several school districts in NM. She was a guidance counselor and a principal in the Silver City public schools before she retired. Her passion now is the recording of the stories of Silver City's older Hispanic citizens.
Facilitator: Ardene Rickman
Enrollment Limit: 60
Date/Time: 1 Sessions: Wednesday March 2: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
19) Early Ranch History of Grant County
This will be a presentation of excerpts from two books on turn of the century ranching in Grant County covering roughly from 1880 to 1910. It will cover the time prior to the Forest Service, the issues regarding fencing and other facts and lore from Ysabel and Becky's mother's book, Triumphs and Tragedy, and an out-of-print book by Captain William French, Recollections of a Western Rancherman. This is a field trip to Gila Hot Springs. Bring your own folding chairs, hat, water and a picnic lunch.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ysable is a descendent of the Lyons and Campbell families who settled in Grant County in the 19th century and who operated some of the largest ranches in the county. The two families had many friends and foes. Ysabel works with her sister, Becky Campbell, in operating the Gila Hot Springs Ranch and both are renowned guides and outfitters.
Facilitator: Ysabel Luepke
Enrollment Limit: 20 [ WAIT LIST ]
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday April 15: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
20) The Lordsburg Internment/Prisoner of War Camp WWII
With a collection of slides, artifacts, and historical accounts, Mollie Pressler shares a multilayered overview of when the small town of Lordsburg became very big in the war effort. An Army camp built there would house resident enemy alien Japanese 1942-43, Italian prisoners of war 1943-44, and German prisoners of war 1944-45. One is taken back to the personal experiences of Americans on the home front, learning as well the effects of the situation on the prisoners. A visit to the former campsite helps one gain further perspective. Group will meet at the Lordsburg Museum for lecture and then drive to the campsite about 3 miles east of Lordsburg.

FACILITATOR BIO: Mollie Pressler's research of the camp has been ongoing since 1976. A recognized authority, she has presented her findings to the University of Washington, the University of Montana, New Mexico and Arizona historical societies, WNMU, the JACL in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and various local schools and organizations. She holds master's degrees in English and history from WNMU, and has taught as an adjunct professor there. She taught in the Lordsburg schools for twenty-seven years and now serves as secretary for the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum board. She is also known for her artwork.
Facilitator: Mary Mollie Pressler
Enrollment Limit: 25 [ WAIT LIST ]
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday March 8: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
21) 100 Years of Hats: 1860-1950
Explore a century of ladies' hats and how they evolved in size and style often from social issues. You will learn "hat etiquette", who the milliners were that designed the hats, their care and preservation, and a sampling of what was going on during the ten decades with a snippet of music. There will be lots of hands-on audience participation.

FACILITATOR BIO: Sheri has been collecting ladies' hats for 13 years and has approximately 300 hats in her collection. Her interest began when she was asked to model an 1860's bonnet in a museum fashion show (her husband says she has the perfect "hat head"). Sheri became a volunteer/employee of Historic Deepwood Estate in Oregon and was collections curator for the clothing collection where she had the valuable opportunity to work with clothing history professors from Marylhurst College and Willamette University. Sheri's favorite "pay-it-forward" activity is to share her collection with residents of care centers.
Facilitator: Sheri Gaines
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday April 14: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
22) Mimbres Archaeology at the Mattocks Ruin: The Challenge of Public Archaeology
Presentation on Mimbres archaeology with an emphasis on archaeology at the Mattocks Ruin and the challenges of a public interpretive site. The class will be held at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site (MCHS) and will include a tour of the Mattocks Ruin.

FACILITATOR BIO: Marilyn was Educational Coordinator at MCHS, Coordinator of SW Chapter NM SiteWatch, President Grant County Archaeological Society.
Facilitator: Marilyn Markel
Enrollment Limit: 20 [ WAIT LIST ]
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday March 12: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
23) Pioneer Naturalists in the West
The exploration of the West was far more than simply mapping the physical contours of newly acquired lands. Most surveys included the collection and study of the natural world found thereon whether conducted by amateur naturalists, the United States Corps of Topographical Engineers or undertaken by university educated professionals. We will look at the history of this era of discovery and the people involved, from Lewis and Clark to Audubon to Asa Gray. We will also look at familiar examples of plants and animals first noted by these pioneer naturalists such as Douglas fir, Bullock's oriole, and Albert's squirrel.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ron has facilitated (and co-facilitated) a number of classes for WILL. He is an avid fan of history of the American West, and lover of the natural world that surrounds us in the Southwest. Ron is a longtime birder and president of the Gila Native Plant Society.
Facilitator: Ron Groves
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Mondays February 22, 29: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None

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Science and Nature
24) Introduction to Bird Watching at the City of Rocks State Park
An introduction to bird watching in the classroom followed by a field trip to the City of Rocks to view the local birds. Field trip will involve moderate hiking for 3-4 miles on relatively flat ground and include a visit to a cienega.

FACILITATOR BIO: Tony has been involved with bird watching for at least 15 years and has led numerous guided tours throughout City of Rocks State Park.
Facilitator: Tony Godfrey
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Thursday April 21: class room 9:00 - 10:30 am & Friday April 22: field trip 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
25) How Plants Work
This class will introduce the basics of plant structure and function. It will consist of presentations and discussions of plant cells, tissues, organs and how they work. Tentative topics include: week 1 - roots, plant nutrition and mycorrhizae; week 2 - leaves, photosynthesis, C-3, C-4, CAM, carbon cycle; week 3 - stems, vascular tissues, material movement; week 4 - reproduction, flowers, seeds, fruits. Presentations will focus on basic understanding of these topics at an elementary level.

FACILITATOR BIO: Keller taught biology (freshman biology, botany and others) at the university level for 30 years. Keller is also former president and current board member of the local chapter of the Gila Native Plant Society and has written grants for the improvement of the Silva Creek Botanical Garden located on Virginia Street here in Silver City.
Facilitator: Keller Suberkropp
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Wednesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
26) The Science of Color Vision in Humans
We explore the basic mechanisms that turn photons into color images, dispelling some common misconceptions along the way, and examine the ways in which the nature of our perception determines what is visual art.

FACILITATOR BIO: Paul is a professional artist and musician who has studied aesthetics, visual perception and art history. His interest in the differences between musical and visual communication led him to an investigation into the biology of vision.
Facilitator: Paul Hotvedt
Enrollment Limit: 60
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Wednesdays April 6, 13, 20, 27: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
27) Identifying Common Trees & Shrubs
Are you mystified by the trees and shrubs growing in southwest New Mexico? Would you like to learn to identify the most common native trees and shrubs in our area? This course involves one classroom session and one field trip.

FACILITATOR BIO: Donna has collected and identified some of the flora of the Gila National Forest. She is the co-author of Common Southwestern Native Plants: An Identification Guide. She likes plants!
Facilitator: Donna Stevens
Enrollment Limit: 15 [ CLOSED ]
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Thursday April 28, classroom 2:00-3:30 pm & Saturday April 30: field trip 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
28) Rainwater Harvesting, a Free Source of Water for Landscaping and Garden
Water harvesting is a graceful solution to our water supply problem in the Desert Southwest. Local rainwater harvesting practitioner Van Clothier of Stream Dynamics will present a slide show on water harvesting principles, and then lead a tour of successful water harvesting projects in Silver City. Stream Dynamics is in the middle of a $138,000 grant funded project to build 80 water harvesting features on city rights-of-way. If your home is favorably situated and you want to participate in this program, you could have a water feature adjacent to your property at no cost. On private land, homeowners can make basic inexpensive modifications to existing infrastructure that will convert nuisance storm water runoff and domestic grey water into a free water resource that can be used to grow food and landscaping. You will learn the basic principles of rainwater harvesting and how rainwater harvesting benefits the homeowner, our community, and the environment. After the classroom presentation, we will carpool for a 2 hour field trip to local project sites within the city limits so you can see first-hand how these principles were applied and how the environment was improved. Bring photographs of your yard and any water run-on/runoff or erosion issues you have. There will be plenty of time to ask questions.

FACILITATOR BIO: Van Clothier graduated from the University of California in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and a math minor. He started his watershed restoration business, Stream Dynamics, Inc., in 2002 after various careers including computer modeling of infrared sensor performance and managing recycling programs in California, Hawaii, and New Mexico.
Facilitator: Van Clothier
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday January 28: class room 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & field trip 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

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Technology
29) Facebook 101
The social media explosion has connected us closer together as a society. Now you can communicate with your friends and family with just a click of the button. Learn the ins and outs of Facebook, plus touching on Twitter and Instagram (the triad of social media giants). Course includes social media history, creating your accounts, connecting with others, updating/posting, privacy settings and filters. For better, or worse, the technological revolution is picking up speed, so don't be left behind in the dust.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dubbed the "Early Adopter of the Southwest" by a former boss, Milligan was programming computers when a mouse was still only known as a rodent. She was working in the WNMU computer lab when the first two Macintosh computers were hooked up to the internet. Though the lab director said the internet would never catch on, Milligan knew differently and within six months she helped connect every computer in the lab to the internet. Since then, she has worked for the WNMU The Mustang newspaper and the Silver City Sun-News, before settling into her role as Coordinator of the Gila Regional's Community Health Partnerships. She has taught classes on social media and community connecting to nonprofits and individuals, most recently during Silver City Social Media Day.
Facilitator: Kendra Milligan
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Tuesdays March 1, 15, 22, 29: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

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Health and Fitness
30) Intermediate Pickleball
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 January 25-April 18 (Note: March 7th WNMU closed for Spring Break): 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $3.00 for pickleballs
31) Walking for Fitness
Learn how to create a successful walking fitness program that can be done in most locations. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing, and bring water.

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: 4 Sessions: Thursdays March 3, 10, 17, 24: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
32) 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. Bring a mat and towel; wear loose comfortable clothing.

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/ Thursdays February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
33) Vinyasa Yoga - Level 1
Vinyasa means moving with the breath. Also called Flow Yoga, we will practice a blend of simple yoga poses done in a sequence. I will demonstrate and perform each movement with the class as we explore the poses which make up Sun Salutations and the Warrior series; each designed to increase both strength and flexibility. Emphasis will be on breathing which connects our body with our mind. We will go into rest positions throughout our practice and I will present options for each pose. And, most importantly, we will listen to our bodies. Our yoga practice is non-competitive; it is only for us and is what each of us wants to make of it. Bring a yoga mat or a large towel.

FACILITATOR BIO: Barbara is a certified yoga instructor of Yoga Fit, the worldwide yoga instructional organization dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone. She has taught yoga at her studio near White Signal for eight years along with substituting for the Lotus Center. Barbara also leads yoga classes at The Boys and Girls Club in Sarasota, Florida. Her background prior to yoga included dance, studying Russian ballet followed by study with the Martha Graham Troupe. The Graham technique is based on yoga. When she began the practice of yoga as a mature adult, she realized she had been doing yoga a good part of her life.
Facilitator: Barbara Harrison
Enrollment Limit: 12 [ WAIT LIST ]
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Tuesdays/Thursdays May 10, 12, 17, 19: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: WNMU
Fee: None
34) 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 commit to attend all 12 classes. In the event that WNMU students are unavailable for instruction for this class, it may be cancelled.
Facilitator: WNMU Kinesiology Department
Enrollment Limit: 10 [ WAIT LIST ]
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Tuesdays/Thursdays Mar 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, Apr 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21: 9:00 - 10am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
35) 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. Available to those completing Beginning Get Fit or by permission of the facilitator. Must be willing to commit to attending all 12 classes. In the event that WNMU students are unavailable for instruction for this class, it may be cancelled.
Facilitator: WNMU Kinesiology Department
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Tuesdays/Thursdays Jan 26, 28, Feb 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, Mar 1, 3: 9:00 - 10am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
36) Senior Olympics "What's in It for Me?"
The National Senior Games or "Senior Olympics" is a sports competition for seniors from the United States. It is a multi-sport event specifically devoted to adults aged 50+ (events are divided into age groups with five year intervals). It is composed of regional competitions held yearly in all American states. This session will provide information about the upcoming Grant County Senior Olympics including: 1) the various events offered 2) specifics regarding player recruitment 3) numerous opportunities for participating, including volunteering and 4) an in-depth glimpse into the benefits of participating.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Dom Bassi is a retired educator/administrator, having taught physical education and coaching for many years. Currently he is the local Event Coordinator for the Grant County Senior Olympics. Dom is an avid sports enthusiast and participated in last year's Senior Olympics.

Candace Mead retired from the California Higher Education system having served as an academic advisor for student athletes. She is a volunteer for the local Senior Olympics Board of Directors. Candace is an avid sports enthusiast and participated in last year's Senior Olympics.
Facilitators: Dom Bassi, Candace Mead
Enrollment Limit: 60
Date/Time: (CANCELLED)
Location: TBD
Fee: None
37) Shots 4 Tots — How Grandparents Can Protect Their Community?
This course will present the vaccine controversy that has raged for the past 80 years-- even before the terms "vaccine" and "vaccination" were introduced, and continue to this day. Opponents question the effectiveness, safety, and necessity of vaccines despite the scientific evidence that exists. Opponents also object to mandatory immunizations, arguing their individual rights are being violated. This session will explore these issues and provide insight into why the controversy continues.

FACILITATOR BIO: Alexis Harsh is Assistant Professor in the WNMU School of Nursing. She also maintains national certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and she, too, is a grandmother.
Facilitator: Alexis Harsh
Enrollment Limit: 35
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday January 20: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
38) Step Up and Take Your Health to Another Level
Take your health to another level in a way that is meaningful to you. Find out what you can do based on where you are in your health journey to improve the quality of your life. Answer the question "Are we living too short and dying too long?" Learn what it means to spend most of your time in the green zone versus the red zone. Course material includes nutritional information, cooking tips and recipes, and stress reduction techniques.

FACILITATOR BIO: Cecilia is a Certified Health Coach (HC) and owner of Gila River Ranch where she raises grass-fed beef, heritage breed turkeys, chickens and Hazel, a dairy cow, with her husband, Wendel Hann. She decided to become a health coach to fulfill her passion of working with individuals and families to improve their health and family lives. Ceci received her HC training at Integrative Nutrition in New York City and as a Master of Science at the University of Montana. Cecilia leads workshops in traditional foods cooking, raising organically grown vegetables, and holistic land management. She offers personalized health and nutrition coaching to individuals, parents and families
Facilitator: Cecilia McNicoll
Enrollment Limit: [ CANCELLED ]
Date/Time:
Location:
Fee: None

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Outdoor Experience
39) Cross Mountain Hike
Easy to moderate 3.5 mile hike to Cross Mountain outside the town of Pinos Altos. All will be rewarded with fantastic views of the surrounding area. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing. Bring snacks and water.

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: 12 [ CLOSED ]
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday March 31: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
40) Rocky Canyon Hike
Hike the Rocky Canyon trail north from Rt 35 into the Gila Wilderness. Scenic canyon with small stream, enclosed by 200 foot cliffs and sporting good riparian vegetation. A moderately difficult 6 mile round trip, with only 250 ft elevation gain. Optional side canyon exploration. Paved road access to the trail head, about 35 miles from Silver City. For your health and safety, please bring a hat, sturdy hiking shoes, 2 quarts of water, lunch, and sunscreen. The average elevation is 6300 ft; please wear clothing appropriate for the local weather forecast.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jeff has led numerous hikes for WILL.
Facilitator: Jeff Boyd
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday March 16: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
41) Beginning Hiking
Beginning Hiking is designed to introduce participants to hiking for exercise and enjoyment. Topics included are trail safety, equipment, and the Silver City area trail system. Each class period will include a hike, the length of which will be determined by the abilities of the participants. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven ground for a minimum of two miles and must wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

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: 12
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Thursdays April 7, 14, 28, May 5: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
42) Flat Water Kayaking
This course will introduce participants to the basics of flat water kayaking in area lakes (Bill Evans and Lake Roberts). During the first weekend session, participants will learn about kayaks, practice basic entry and exit techniques and use paddle strokes to maneuver around Bill Evans Lake. The second weekend session, we will explore Lake Roberts and the ecology of lentic (still water/pond) ecosystems. Beginner level and we will not be rolling kayaks or maneuvering in whitewater. Lunch is not provided. Students should plan to get wet and dress accordingly. Bring water, a lunch, sunscreen, a hat, water shoes and a towel.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Kathy Whiteman is the Director of the WNMU Outdoor Program and holds a Ph.D. in Biology. Her goal is to use adventure based experiences to get people outside and connected to the place where they live, and the Gila, being one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America, is the perfect place to do just that!

Eric Moore is a professor in WNMU's Department of Social Work and the Executive Director of the Bootheel Youth Association. The BHYA empowers youth through outdoor adventures. Eric is an avid river runner with over 20 years of experience on flat and whitewater.
Facilitators: Kathy Whiteman and Eric Moore
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Saturdays May 21, 28: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: WNMU
Fee: $100/person (includes gear and transportation). Can also rent a wet suit from WNMU's The Outpost (outdoor gear rental facility) for an additional $5. There are a limited number of wet suits available and they are great for keeping warm when the water is cold, though not necessary.

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Out of Town Excursions
43) Explore the Bosque del Apache and See the Cranes!
Field trip to the Bosque de Apache, south of Socorro, NM. Guided/self-guided tour to view the vast species of wildlife, especially the thousands of magnificent Sandhill Cranes that visit there in the winter. Travel to Socorro Monday afternoon, stopping at the Bosque for evening flights, stay in Socorro for dinner and overnight, rise very early Tuesday to arrive at the Bosque for the morning flight. We will return to Silver City after a lunch in T or C. NOTE: The morning is going to be VERY cold, so dress accordingly.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doug has facilitated many excursions for WILL.
Facilitator: Doug Dexter
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday, January 25 leave at 1:00 p.m., return Tuesday the 26th in the evening
Location: TBD
Fee: $125.00 for travel and hotel
44) Gallup, NM and Navajo Rug Auction
This will be a 3-day trip to Gallup, NM and Crown Point. We will visit the Cultural Center in Gallup, shop, or not, the trade and pawn stores. View the historical buildings in Gallup. Spend time viewing authentic, traditional Navajo rugs at the monthly auction in Crown Point. Rugs may be purchased at the auction for a fraction of the prices found in trading posts and other shops. Even without a purchase, the evening will be entertaining as the seasoned auctioneers work the crowd. Rug money and souvenirs optional. There will also be a pre-trip planning session of about 1 - 2 hours about 2 weeks prior to the trip.

FACILITATOR BIO: Donna has spent many days on the reservation, camping, touring, and visiting Native American friends on the reservation. She recently made this trip to Gallup and the auction in the time frame outlined with a possible WILL trip in mind. Donna also spent a week at Ghost Ranch learning to make a very, very small Navajo rug.
Facilitator: Donna Sebastian
Enrollment Limit: 14
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday/Friday/Saturday April 7, 8, 9: Leave at 9:00 am on April 7 and return on April 9 approximately 8:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: Lodging (2 nights approximately $200.00 double occupancy), plus gas and food money TBD
45) Kartchner Caverns
We will visit the Rotunda/Throne Rooms at Kartchner Caverns for the 11:00 am tour. Cost for the tour of this cave is $23.00, payable in advance at the 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. It is interesting to see. After the tour you are real close to Tucson if you wish to continue on for shopping 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. He led a successful trip to Kartchner Caverns in the fall.
Facilitator: Eric Ockerhausen
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday May 6: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $23.00 for tour of one cave plus carpool mileage; collected at Social

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Armchair Travel
46) Around the World in 23 Days (with a 21 day layover in India)
In visiting our daughter in India last April we encountered adventures large and small. Come listen and see!

FACILITATOR BIOS: Rich and Mary like to present their adventures - be they rivers and hikes within our NM and US borders or hikes and "saunas" in other countries and cultures. Usually some great photos and "how-to's."
Facilitators: Mary Stoecker and Rich Bigelow
Enrollment Limit: 60
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday February 26: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
47) Namibia the Unnown African Nation
Southern Africa's best kept secret is Namibia with its long history, diverse population and customs. Namibia is also the location of the first genocide of the 20th century and precursor to the Third Reich in Germany. The recent development of tourism in Namibia is providing access to the diverse geography, flora and fauna.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dennis has traveled in most of the countries in southern Africa and experienced the rich cultural and social traditions, plus the unique geography, flora and fauna of each country, and has lived to tell about it. As part of his most recent trip to Namibia, Dennis also spent time in Bavaria, Germany, the birthplace of the Third Reich.
Facilitator: Dennis Beaver
Enrollment Limit: 35
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Mondays April 4, 11, 18: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
48) WILL's Travel Log to Ecuador . . . An Armchair Adventure
Several WILL members recently went to the wonderful country of Ecuador, including the Galapagos, and had very different experiences, which included fascinating geology, amazing wildlife, beautiful lodges, great food, wonderful people, interesting politics, and more. Explore the variety available to travelers and re-locators.

FACILITATOR BIOS: All of the facilitators are enthusiastic travelers and most have taught WILL classes on a variety of topics.
Facilitators: Pam Bryant, Ron Groves, Patty Reed, Fred Fox, Shelby Hallmark, Lindee Lennox, Syd Tuffly
Enrollment Limit: 60
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday March 23: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

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Self Discovery
49) End of Life: Choices & Options
We are taught to have goals and to make plans for achieving them. An area NOT included is the planning & preparation for our life's end. The difficulty in contemplating this reality for ourselves & our loved ones often leads us to preferring the Scarlett O'Hara approach: "I'll think about it tomorrow" or not at all, abdicating our empowering birthright of choice and thus opting, by default, for just letting nature take its course. We will look at many facets, issues and choices involved in addressing our mortality and life's end.
I: Options & Choices in End of Life Care
II: Advance Directives
III: How do I talk to . . . [spouse, children, physician, family]
IV: Legislative & Legal Issues & Actions
V: After Thoughts Synthetization including financial, care and treatment, family involvement, remembrance and the grieving process

FACILITATOR BIOS: Adrienne Dare, PhD, is a retired university professor who has lived in Silver City for the last 27 years. In 2002 she traveled to Oregon to be with her mom who took advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act and physician aid in dying; in doing so, she was in charge of her own dying process. Since then, Adrienne has been passionate about a person's right of choice for his or her end of life. Currently, she is a member of the Executive Council for Compassion & Choices of New Mexico.

Kelduyn Garland is a transpersonal BodyMind therapist, trainer and consultant who has taught in colleges and universities throughout the US and Southeast Asia. She has worked as a therapist for over four decades supporting people in BIRTHING IN • BIRTHING WITHIN • BIRTHING OUT and provided geriatric mental and behavioral health services concerning life transitions, related grief and end of life issues. She is on the Provider's Advisory Council for Compassion & Choices of New Mexico and the Board of Directors of the Bridge Community, a continuous care residential community proposed for the Silver City region of SW New Mexico. Kelduyn has had her own experiences with death, dying, and end of life choices that have strengthened her advocacy for people's right to choose and prepare for their passing ("birthing out").
Facilitators: Adrienne Dare and Kelduyn Garland
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Thursdays February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 17: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
50) Astrological Discussion
Have you noticed how bipolar people have become? We are at a critical turning point in the 20 year Jupiter/Saturn cycle. Saturn governs contraction and restraint while Jupiter is about expansion and being unrestrained. Neptune is also involved with this transit so deception and illusion may be part of the mix. An explanation of the Jupiter/Saturn cycle will be offered and its relationship to the charts of the class participants will be discussed. This cycle also impacts economic cycles and we will cover some of the historical correlations between inflation and deflation and the Jupiter/Saturn cycle. Any other astrological questions will be welcome. Some familiarity with astrological language and symbolism is necessary.

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 where they delve into themselves using astrological symbolism to facilitate awareness.
Facilitator: Don Musser
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Tuesdays March 22, 29, April 5: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
51) Disobliging Reality: Opening Your Default Mindset to a Horizon of Limitless Possibilities
Biologist Bruce Lipton has noted that because quantum physics has been restricted to a description of the subatomic world, it has been assumed that quantum mechanics does not apply to our personal lives and world affairs. Disobliging Reality seeks to remedy this oversight by offering information that links the main principles of quantum mechanics to an everyday application in our personal lives and world affairs. Since the operative focus here is on personal lives and secondarily on world affairs, the class will not involve mathematics or require any previous knowledge of quantum physics. The approach to the subject will be casual.

FACILITATOR BIO: Frank holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin-. Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He also taught at Western New Mexico University for twelve years and retired in 2004 as a tenured full professor. Frank became fascinated by the implications of quantum physics for our personal experience of "reality" and, besides personal study of the subject, has attended fourteen Matrix Energetics seminars between 2009 and 2014.
Facilitator: Frank Juszczyk
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Mondays February 1, 8, 15, 22: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

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Cooking and Food
52) A Foodies Delight, a Latin America Themed Progressive Dinner!
Participants will prepare and serve one of five courses for a dinner based on a Latin American theme. All food will be home cooked. This is not an event to show off your grandmother's secret jello recipe with a mystery ingredient. The five courses are appetizer, soup, salad, main course and dessert. A route from house to house will be mapped to keep driving and backtracking to a minimum. Participants will be assigned their food course based on where their house falls on the route. The first house on the route will be appetizer and the last house will be dessert.

FACILITATOR BIO: When Donna moved from the Midwest to California in 1954, she experienced "foreign" food for the first time - tacos. She has been enjoying and cooking foods of many flavors ever since.
Facilitator: Donna Sebastian
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday February 5: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: Participants are responsible for the cost of the food they prepare.
53) Street Foods of Mexico
Review of preparation processes of "street" foods that are generally found in large, urban Mexican cities and rarely found in the States. Course review will include tacos al pastor, carne asada, and other related delicacies. Course will include sampling of the authentically prepared tacos al pastor using authentic Mexican ingredients and equipment.

FACILITATOR BIO: El Gallo Pinto Grill & Restaurant owner/operator Simon Ortiz is responsible for introducing "street food" menu items not generally found in local restaurants and has succeeded in introducing these items to Silver City and the tourist crowds.
Facilitator: Simon Ortiz
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday January 20: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $6.00 for food provided
54) Fancy Fine Foods from Hispanic Traditions at Vicki's Eatery
Vicki's Eatery will serve a 7-course meal based on the food traditions from Latin America with tributes to Spanish and Native American cuisines. Beer or wine will be available for an extra fee. A full menu will be published well before the event. Diners' vegetarian and gluten free needs will be accommodated IF they are registered and Vicki's Eatery is notified at least 2 weeks before the event.

FACILITATOR BIO: MaryAnn Marlar brings her love of cooking and eating fine and interesting foods to the challenge of creating and preparing this meal. MaryAnn and her husband, Greg Bond, have owned Vicki's Eatery since 2004.
Facilitator: Vicki's Eatery
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday May 3: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $30.00/dinner, beer and wine extra
55) A Pizza Making and Baking Class
Spend an evening with King Crowder (chef and owner of Tres Rosat) learning the intricacies of making pizza dough, working on the toppings, and baking to perfection. Then join King and your classmates in dining on the fruits of your labor.

FACILITATOR BIO: King is chef and co-owner along with his wife Lyla of Tre Rosat Cafe in Silver City.
Facilitator: King Crowder/Tre Rosat
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Sessions: Wednesday March 9: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $20.00/ person to cover cost of materials ($30.00 with wine purchase). Deposit will be collected at least one week prior to the scheduled dinner.
56) A Tasteful Buzz: A Coffee Tasting
After a genial introduction to preparing and drinking coffee, the class will prepare and taste coffee. Class members who have their favorites will be encouraged to bring their beans or brew. Class members who have coffee fetishes, including special pots or processes, will be given a chance to testify or confess. Class members are encouraged to each bring a favorite mug and any special sugars, yurt cream, etc.

FACILITATOR BIO: Tom has facilitated many classes for WILL, particularly in the areas of history and literature. This time he tries something new.
Facilitator: Tom Hester
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday February 2: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
57) 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
Date/Time: 1 Session: Sunday April 10: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $5.00/per person for supplies
58) Wheat-Free Desserts
Let's learn to make desserts without wheat! We will have fun and eat well. I will make jokes and you will laugh. Truthfully? This is NOT a class about substituting other things for wheat. These alternatives to "cake for dessert" are yummy! This is hands-on training so dress appropriately. Participants should have some experience with baking from scratch.

FACILITATOR BIO: Maryanne is a graduate of the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute) in NYC, and holds a Grand Diplome in Classic Pastry Arts.
Facilitator: Maryanne Coppinger
Enrollment Limit: 14
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday March 11: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Location: TBD
Fee: $4 ($1 for church facility, $3 for materials)

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Games
59) Play Rummikub
Rummikub is a game of tiles that combines a certain element of luck with serious strategic planning. Rummikub brings together some of the most popular features of games such as Mah-Jongg, dominoes, and gin rummy. A tournament will be held at the last class.

FACILITATOR BIO: Joe enjoys meeting new people and playing new games
Facilitator: Joe Wlosinski
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Thursdays March 31, April 7, 14, 21: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $3.00 for materials
60) Bridge Play for Intermediate-level Bridge Players Utilizing Bridge Based Online (BBO) Instruction
For intermediate and advanced players only. A guided analysis of bridge card play for intermediate and advanced players. Participants will play and analyze instructional hands using the Bridge Based Online (BBO) website (http://tinyurl.com/ydlun98). The first class will introduce participants to BBO and discuss the common bidding/signaling system to be used in class (the Standard American Yellow Card: http://tinyurl.com/pw49uuf). In subsequent classes, all participants will play or defend identical instructional bridge hands online, then analyze their card play in a chatroom-like setting. Integrating an online component to a course is a new concept for WILL and we are very excited to introduce local bridge players to BBO, which offers instructional opportunities unavailable in a traditional classroom setting.

FACILITATOR BIO: Mark is an experienced bridge player, a Bronze Life Master, and Club Director of the American Contract Bridge League. He previously owned a bridge club in Silver City and offered brief lessons before each game. Mark is a skilled instructor of intermediate and advanced bridge techniques.
Facilitator: Mark Johnson
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Tuesdays March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

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How to / Everything Else
61) Grafting Fruit Trees
All purchased fruit trees are grafted. This is to match a root stock that has disease resistance and/or drought resistance and/or other desirable characteristics with a desirable fruit. This course will teach you how to graft other, non-patented varieties on your existing trees. Silver City is a tough place for fruit, so select varieties that already do well here or have characteristics likely to do well here. Pruning for grafting will also be addressed.

FACILITATOR BIO: Gary has been a backyard orchard enthusiast for decades. His previous location had an orchard with 25 trees. Some trees had 4-5 varieties on one root stock. There were trees that would produce fruit over a three month period. Gary's Silver City house has 13 trees at last count. Gary was blessed with being able to learn from one of the premier orchard Ag experts from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. As a member of California Rare Fruit Growers (15 years), Gary attended many classes on pruning, scion selection and grafting.
Facilitator: Gary Jenks
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Monday/Wednesday March 7, 9: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
62) Adapting Your Home for Sustainability
Learn about analyzing opportunities, design, paybacks, products and techniques to upgrade your home for greater comfort, energy savings and reduced maintenance.

FACILITATOR BIO: A former conservation manager and general contractor, Cissy is the only EcoBroker and GREEN Realtor in southwest New Mexico. A pioneer receiving Dept of Energy Demonstration Grants in the 1980's, she is also the executive director of the Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce and dedicated to educating consumers about sustainable living.
Facilitator: Cissy McAndrew
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Mondays January 25, February 1: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
63) Animal Behavior
In a classroom setting we will be introduced to how animals learn, how to read body language, problem behaviors, behavior modification (including human), operant and classical conditioning and developing skills as a trainer. Then in a field setting we will learn how to work with different species such as horses, dogs and cats. We can get involved with the local animal shelter and rescues. We can also work with our own animals and learn how to use tag teaching with humans (adults, children and those with special needs).

FACILITATOR BIO: Kelsi is a certified animal trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy and the Certified Pet Dog Trainers. She graduated from New Mexico State University where she obtained her BS in Biology. Kelsi has trained zoo animals, was a docent for the Memphis Zoo and worked at a humane society in Memphis where she created a volunteer and community program.
Facilitator: Kelsi Skee
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Fridays April 8, 15, 22: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $5.00 for clicker and materials

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Local Issues & Excursions
64) Panning for Gold on Bear Creek
A day trip down into Bear Creek to pan gold from the creek gravels. Gold panning will be explained and demonstrated; a small high banker - a Gold Cube - an advanced sluicing device will be set up and run. This excursion is not for the faint of heart - it is a 5 mile drive down into Bear Creek on a very rough and primitive road. Participants who wish to just observe the demonstrations will be welcome but those who wish to actually pan for gold should acquire a gold pan (available from a local hardware store), a small shovel or trowel, a pair of rubber boots and a change of dry socks. Stooping or sitting down near the water's edge will be necessary if you wish to pan for gold. Bring a lunch and water. The class is contingent on having enough 4 wheel drive vehicles with experienced drivers. When you sign up please indicate if you can be a driver and the number of passengers your vehicle can carry.

FACILITATOR BIO: Don, a frequent facilitator for WILL, has been panning for gold since learning the art from an expert.
Facilitator: Don Musser
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday April 23: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None
65) Tour of Silva Creek Botanical Garden
Silva Creek Botanical Garden has been undergoing a wonderful transformation from a lovely garden to a spectacular one with art panels, a classroom space, and lots more plants. Join a couple officers of the Gila Native Plant Society and discover a truly special spot in Silver City.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Elroy is a former president and current board member of the local chapter of the Gila Native Plant Society. Elroy is currently supervising the ongoing work at Silva Creek Botanical Garden located on Virginia Street here in Silver City. He was formerly the horticultural supervisor for the city of Peoria, Illinois.

Keller is a former president and current board member of the local chapter of the Gila Native Plant Society and has written grants for the improvement of Silva Creek Botanical Garden located on Virginia Street here in Siver City.
Facilitators: Elroy Limmer and Keller Suberkropp
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday April 25: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None
66) What's Happening in Real Estate
A general look at real estate in Grant County: statistics - both national and local, how technology has changed the market, requirements for lending, the buying process and other pertinent topics of discussion regarding real estate!

FACILITATOR BIO: Debbie has been an active licensed real estate salesperson since 1991. She is a co-owner/co-broker of RE/MAX Silver Advantage. She has served in all aspects at the local board and been president of the State Association in 2012; she serves at the National Association on some committees and attend the national meetings twice a year. Debbie has had hundreds of transactions in her career and seen many changes in the industry in the past 30 years!
Facilitator: Debbie Rogers
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday March 24: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None