Information on Current Classes
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VOICE OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES
Jack Corrigan - Colorado Rockies Sportscaster, author & video producer
Tuesday, January 21 <> 9:30 - 11:30 am <> $10 Fee
LOCATION: Fremont Building, 14603 East Fremont Avenue, Centennial 80012
(One half mile south of SARC, just west of Jordan Road)
DESCRIPTION: Spend a couple of hours with Jack Corrigan, the voice of the Colorado Rockies baseball on KOA radio. Take advantage of the opportunity to hear his thoughts on the Rockies as we look forward to spring training next month. Jack has been broadcasting MLB games for more than 30 years. He is also a published author. There will be plenty of time to pick his brain with questions about the Rockies, major league baseball, and his career in broadcasting and writing.
BIOGRAPHY: Jack will soon celebrate his 18th season broadcasting for the Colorado Rockies. Prior to 2002, he worked in the Cleveland Indians' television booth. He’s a Cleveland native and attended Cornell University where he majored in history and played wide receiver for four seasons. When he’s not in the broadcasting booth, Jack has written two novels and owns a video company that has produced dozens of projects, including several for non-profit organizations. His second novel is based on a fictionalized account of a World War II incident involving his late father. Jack and his wife, Lisa, have been married 41 years, and they have two children. Lisa retired as a school librarian.
INVITATION TO YOGA
Patricia Wetmore - Registered yoga instructor, 8-year practitioner & retired Smoky Hill teacher
Tuesdays, January 21 & 28 <> 10:30-11:30 am <> $10 Fee (only $5/class)
LOCATION: SARC, 14188 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial 80112
DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wanted to see what this “yoga thing” was about, but you were afraid to even walk into a yoga studio? Well, now is your opportunity to step safely into the yoga world.
Once a week for two consecutive weeks, this hour-long introductory yoga class will mindfully take you through beginning postures that will increase your strength, flexibility, balance & overall body awareness. Try a personal practice that will clear your mind and energize your body!
No prior yoga experience is required. Participants should wear loose fitting clothing (yoga pants not required), bring a yoga mat, towel & water. Props such as blocks & straps are helpful but not required.
BIOGRAPHY: A Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Patricia has been practicing yoga for over eight years. She currently instructs beginning and experienced vinyasa yoga classes at Core Power Yoga in Denver. Patricia also brings her unique background of kinesiology and psychology to provide a holistic approach to her instruction. She taught at Smoky Hill High School for 34 years. Her subject areas included dance, psychology and economics. Her last 12 years at Smoky Hill, Patricia also coordinated the IB Diploma Program.
QUESTIONS? Leave voicemail message for Karyl at 303-241-6355.
Sandy Evans - Avid, amateur guitarist who enjoys “jamming” with friends & making new ones
Thursday, January 30 <> 11:00 am - 1:00 pm <> $10 Fee
LOCATION: Private home located 2 miles south of ESC and 3 miles west of SARC. Address & map provided for registered participants.
BONUS: Beverages & snacks provided. You’re welcome to bring lunch.
DESCRIPTION: DO YOU REMEMBER PLAYING GUITAR? WANT TO PLAY AGAIN? Here’s an opportunity to JAM informally with other “retired” guitarists. The 5 people who jammed last November have decided to gather for a second time, and other amateurs are invited to join the informal group. This might grow into an ongoing event!
Bring your acoustic guitar and music stand for a guitar jam session. Focus will be on playing oldies and folk songs of the 50's and 60's. Sandy has about 100 songs to work on, but feel free to bring other tunes to share.
ALL LEVELS welcome to this group workshop. For non-musicians, a jam session is an informal musical event - both a social gathering and communal practice session. Learn to play 3 or more chords & join in the fun.
BIOGRAPHY: Sandy taught math at Campus Middle School from 1994 to 2012. She is an avid, amateur guitarist and vocalist who enjoys “jamming” with friends & colleagues.
QUESTIONS? Leave voicemail message for Karyl at 303-241-6355.
Travels to Tanzania
Doug Rudig - World traveler, visual artist & retired educator
Thursday, January 30, 12:30-2:30 am <> $10
LOCATION: Smoky Hill/Arapahoe Library, 5430 South Biscay Circle, Centennial 80115
(2 miles southeast of SHHS on Smoky Hill Rd.)
Fortunate enough to visit Tanzania twice, Doug will share his videos, still photos, and even some music, all based his extraordinary experiences in this country in eastern Africa. Vicariously through his stories, images & recorded music, participants will experience it all.
Doug’s first video will focus mainly on a jeep trip in the Serengeti — the migration of elephants, giraffe, wildebeests, zebra, plus more wildlife. While on that trip, Doug also visited a Maasai tribe. Participants will view tribe members living their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle.
Based on Doug’s education background, he returned to Tanzania to teach students for two weeks. Again he will share full color video, film, photos & music, showing African students producing art in their school with examples of their art projects. In addition, he visited a Wildlife Sanctuary, a Bush Tribe, and more migration wildlife on the Serengeti.
Biography: Travel is one of Doug’s life pursuits. In one of last year’s most fascinating RECCS U classes, he shared experiences & artifacts from teaching two years on the Navajo Nation in Arizona early in his career. He has had a diverse educational background as superintendent, assistant principal at CCSD’s Sunrise Elementary, and teacher in regular, special education & art classrooms. Doug earned a communications degree from the University of Illinois, then a doctorate from CU/Denver.
Background on Tanzania: Most people know Tanzania for Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Zanzibar peninsula, wildlife on the Serengeti, beaches, and fascinating cultures. Located on Africa’s east coast, Tanzania is more than 9,000 miles from Colorado. Air travel takes more than a 24-hour day, stopping twice. The country approximates the size of Colorado, but Tanzania’s population is 10 times greater than our state. Fortunately, the country has been spared the internal strife which has blighted many African states, yet it remains an impoverished nation on a global scale.