COURSES - SUMMER 2014

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Art, Music, Dance
1) ART OUTDOORS - LET'S PUT A PERSPECTIVE ON LANDSCAPES!
Any media may be used in this plein-air art class (pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oils, etc.). Students will choose and supply their individual media. We will concentrate on landscapes in this class with an emphasis on perspective. Short demonstrations will be given; the first demonstration will be pastel on red paper. Classes will run 3 hours but students may stay longer if needed or desired.

FACILITATOR BIO: Rita Sherwood was born and raised in Detroit where she studied Advertising Art in high school and received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Wayne State University. She is now attending WNMU, pursuing a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has worked in the art departments at the Detroit Historical Museum and Wayne State University, and taught drawing and painting in night school and for recreation departments for many years in Detroit and the surrounding areas. Before coming to Silver City, she taught painting and drawing to Ford Motor Co. employees through the UAW Union as a means of stress release and relaxation. Her work hangs in churches, homes, and businesses from Windsor, Ontario (Canada) to California. Landscape painting is her passion, especially the Gila River.
Facilitator: Rita Sherwood
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 6 Sessions: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
Literature, Film and Theater
2) FILMS OF ELMORE LEONARD
Elmore John Leonard, Jr. was a favorite novelist and screenwriter with a number of films adapted from his novels. During the 1950's he wrote several Western novels, but later switched to crime and thriller novels such as Get Shorty, Rum Punch, Pronto, Out of Sight, and Hombre. In this course we will preview his films Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Jackie Brown and the first episode of Justified.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ted Presler is the long-time facilitator for the popular "food and film" classes.
Facilitator: Ted Presler
Enrollment Limit: Max 30, Min 15
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Tuesdays, June 3, 17, July 1, 15, 29, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
3) 2014 OSCAR NOMINEES
We will look at some of the Academy Award nominated films from 2014. We will have a discussion period after each showing for members to share their thoughts on the film.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jim Huse loves the variety that the Academy Award nominated films offer. He especially enjoys the different points of view that the class members bring to the discussion.
Facilitators: Jim Huse
Enrollment Limit: 30+
Date/Time: 6 Sessions: Thursdays, June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
4) THE BEATLES IN FILM
Has it been A Hard Day's Night? Do you need Help to get through the week? Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fab Four's American tour by watching these two movies. We will have a BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks) intermission and 1960's attire is optional!

FACILITATOR BIO: Doc has taught several WILL classes involving film.
Facilitator: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, August 8, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (with lunch break)
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
History & Current Affairs
5) THE GUNS OF AUGUST REVISITED: 1914, WORLD WAR I BEGINS
The Guns of August, published by Barbara Tuchman in 1963, is the classic history of World War I. Three very different studies of the beginning of World War I have been published. As we enter the 100th anniversary of the beginning of that war we will look at those differing versions with special attention to the causes and the results of the war, many of which are very relevant to the world in 2014.

FACILITATOR BIO: John Lawson was trained as an historian at Carleton College, as well as the Universities of Montana, Iowa, Utah, and UCLA.
Facilitator: John Lawson
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
6) EARLY RANCH HISTORY IN GRANT COUNTY
This will be a presentation of excerpts from two books on turn of the century ranching in Grant County roughly covering the period from 1880 to 1910. It will cover the time prior to the existence of the Forest Service, issues regarding fencing, and other facts and lore from Ysabel Luecke and Becky Campbell's mother's book, Triumphs and Tragedy, as well as an out of print book by Captain William French, Recollections of a Western Rancherman. Optional lunch at Little Toad Creek Inn.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ysabel Luecke is a descendent of the Lyons and Campbell families who settled in Grant County in the 19th century and operated some of the largest ranches in the county. The two families had many friends and foes.
Facilitator: Ysabel Luecke
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, July 23, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
Location: TBD
Note: This is an excursion. Come prepared with water, hat and sunscreen. And bring a folding chair for yourself.
Fees: None
7) MRS. WARREN WALKS
Walk back in time by joining nineteenth century pioneering businesswoman Elizabeth Warren for a tour of part of historic downtown Silver City. We will explore Gospel Hill and an area near the Big Ditch on this hour and a half walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring water (and any snacks you may want), and a hat!

FACILITATOR BIO: Doc Campbell is a member of the SC Museum's research staff and has guided several WILL classes as "Mrs. Warren."
Facilitator: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
Science, Nature & the Outdoors
8) STAR PARTY AT THE COSMIC CAMPGROUND IN GLENWOOD
Travel to the Cosmic Campground in Glenwood. Silver City Astronomical Society will bring telescopes and gaze with us. Meet at the campground for a potluck cook-out. Then look at the stars, sleep in our tents or travel trailers and leave on Saturday.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kathy Anderson retired to Silver City in 2006 and is co-founder of the Silver City Astronomical Society. Her background includes a 27 year history in Alaska serving as a mediator, hearing officer, and adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the National Judicial College. In her spare time, she founded the Silver City Neighborhood Alliance, plays music, and starts new gardens. Kathy's 8th-grade science project on the solar system won best of show in, ah, 19..... She studied her first thunderstorm at age 3, got her first telescope at age 20, and saw her first aurora borealis at 29. She and her husband built their first astronomical observatory this past year and are still working on the bugs.
Facilitator: Kathy Anderson
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: (CANCELLED)
Location: TBD
Fees: None
9) NEW MEXICO NATIVE FOOD PLANTS
A one day workshop/class on local native food plants: for locovore, garden, and agronomic development.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Gregg Dugan is a professional gardener, nursery manager, and orchardist, and has worked for the past fourteen years as Field Manager at Synergia Ranch Organics, near Santa Fe, one of the larger growers of certified organic fruits and vegetables in New Mexico. He has more than three decades of experience with agricultural projects in New Mexico, Arizona, Provence, France, and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Richard Felger resides in Silver City where he has studied native food plants in southern New Mexico. He has conducted new crops research in arid lands worldwide and has written or co-authored more than 100 peer-review publications in addition to books and popular writings including new food crops, botany, and ethnobiology. One of his strong interests is addressing agricultural independence for arid regions. His publications are listed on the University of Arizona Herbarium website.
Facilitators: Gregg Dugan and Dr. Richard Felger
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday, July 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (with picnic lunch break)
Location: TBD
Fees: None
Outdoors Experience
10) PINOS ALTOS RANGE RIDGE WALK
We will start at the Continental Divide Trail trailhead off Signal Peak Road (8500 feet elevation) and ascend approximately 150 feet for one mile to the trail junction. We will then take Signal Peak Ridge Trail to Black Peak (ascend 150 feet), then travel approximately 1 mile to Signal Peak (ascend 150 feet) to the fire tower where we will visit with the ranger and have lunch. We will then return 2 miles to the trailhead on Signal Peak Road. It is a beautiful hike through mature Douglas fir, oaks, and some aspen. Great views to Silver City, and south and west to the Mogollon Range.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bill Bertsch moved here from Alaska four years ago and immediately began exploring the trails of the Gila. He has been a regular hike leader for Outdoor Experience.
Facilitator: Bill Bertsch
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday, June 16, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
11) HIKE TADPOLE RIDGE
Hike out and back 4 to 5 miles on Tadpole Ridge from Hwy 15.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the Trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, July 10, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
12) HIKE THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
Hike the Continental Divide Trail south from Hwy 90. Walk 4 to 5 miles south of highway and loop back.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the Trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU.
Facilitators: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, August 7, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
Health and Fitness
13) TAI CHI: MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE
Evidence-based movement and balance class that improves strength and coordination, as well as reducing falls. Class is based on traditional Yang-style Tai Chi, but without the spins and kicks. Dr. Fuzhong Li developed this form to address problems faced by Tai Chi beginners under research funded by the NIH (National Institute of Health).

FACILITATOR BIO: Liz Mikols has practiced Tai Chi for 14 years and received training from Dr. Li in 2009 and 2010.
Facilitator: Liz Mikols
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Wednesdays, June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
14) TENNIS FOR RUSTY PLAYERS
3-session tennis refresher classes for players who have played in the past but are rusty.

FACILITATOR BIO: Coach Bob Benevidez is a long standing member of the community and has taught baseball, basketball, and tennis at the local high schools and at WNMU. He plays senior baseball every year, and currently teaches private or group tennis lessons several times per week.
Facilitator: Bob Benevidez
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
15) 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. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in Senior Olympics.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the Trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 10 Sessions: Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
How to and Self-Improvement
16) WALKING TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA IN 33 DAYS - THE "CAMINO"
Sharing the experience of doing the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain — Many people wonder if they could do it. They wonder if they have what it takes to walk the Camino. Come and listen to one pilgrim's opinion on the whole experience, from walking, to sharing albergues, to meeting countless people from all over the world.

FACILITATOR BIO: Esperanza Quintero commenced the pilgrimage in Saint Jean Pied Port in the Pyrenees of France on September 1, 2013 and finished in Santiago de Compostela, near the Atlantic Coast of Spain on October 3, 2013, walking approximately 540 miles.
Facilitator: Esperanza Quintero
Enrollment Limit: 30+
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, June 4, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
17) TREKKING IN NEPAL
In October 2008, Bruce and Marta Bloy embarked on a four week journey to Nepal. The highlight of the trip was a three week trek to the Annapurna massif base camp, followed by a trek around the Annapurna range to the sacred village of Muktinath in the Mustang region of Nepal near the Tibetan border. The presentation includes information about travel accommodations, lodging and food during the trek, guides and hiking difficulties.

FACILITATOR BIO: Since retiring from the printing industry in 2004, photography has been Bruce's excuse to travel, and traveling has been his excuse to do photography.
Facilitator: Bruce Bloy
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
18) ARE YOU PREPARED TO EVACUATE YOUR PET?
Information will be provided so your pet can be prepared to be evacuated. Information includes what to take, places to go, local services provided.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the Trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU. June is very active with the High Desert Humane Society.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: 30+
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
19) BOOZY FRUIT, RUM CAKE & ADULT DESSERTS
Get out of the rut of strawberries and ice cream! Summer is backyard entertainment time, right? So let's make a few yummy things that compliment barbecue and relaxation.

FACILITATOR BIO: Maryanne Coppinger is a Classic Pastry Arts graduate from the French Culinary Institute in New York City.
Facilitator: Maryanne Coppinger
Enrollment Limit:
Date/Time: CANCELLED
Location: TBD
Fees: $4.00 for materials plus $1.00 for use of kitchen
20) CONNECT TO THE MAJIK WORLD OF PLANTS
Nikki will be taking the class on a local herb walk. We will identify local medicines and learn about their uses.

FACILITATOR BIO: Nikki Tesnow has been a Clinical Herbalist in Silver City for 12 years. She came to Silver City for an Herbal Medicine course and continued studying in the area with other local herbalists. She has worked at Bear Creek Herbs in Silver City, and currently has a private practice. Her passion for plants and the natural world is undeniable.
Facilitator: Nikki Tesnow
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
Community/Local Issues and Adventures
21) VISIT TO GLENWOOD LABYRINTHS
We will travel to Glenwood to walk the labyrinths at the Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. We'll have lunch in Alma, and then return to Silver City.

FACILITATOR BIO: Cordelia Rose founded Glenwood Yoga in 2003 and combines the centering and meditative aspects of labyrinths and yoga when teaching. Her first labyrinth was completed in 2002 and now five labyrinths of different designs and the plan of a maze make up Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. Cordelia has built labyrinths at retreat centers, at museums with Art in Public Places awards, at an international labyrinth conference, and for private clients. She has made short films showing the uses of labyrinths for humans, horses and healing. Renewing interest in equine labyrinths, Cordelia has been leading workshops and riding her horses in her equine labyrinths since 2002.
Facilitator: Cordelia Rose
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, June 25, 9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
22) ROCK HUNTING IN GRANT COUNTY
We will visit selected sites within Grant County (close to Silver City) and discuss the local geology and history of each site, and collect a diverse range of rocks, minerals, and fossils.

FACILITATOR BIO: Andrew Lindlof has an academic background in Geoscience (B.S.) and Water Sciences (B.S.) from Northland College, in Ashland, WI. He has loved rock hunting since he was young, and currently in his spare time, enjoys researching new locations to find cool and exciting rocks, minerals, and fossils.
Facilitator: Andrew Lindlof
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 6 Sessions: Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None

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