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Our Winter/Spring course calendar for Vulcan County

Our Winter/Spring course calendar for Vulcan County

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  • 1. Vulcan County Adult Learning 2014
  • 2. Welcome to the Vulcan County Adult Learning Council! We provide continuing education opportunities to the communities of Vulcan County through funding provided by Alberta Enterprise and Education. Vulcan County Adult Learning Council is supported by Vulcan County as their Legal Host. We want to thank them for their partnership on so many levels! We couldn’t do it without you! Box 180 102 Centre St. Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0 403.485.2241 1.877.485.2299 In our office, we have many different post-secondary calendars and a computer lab which you are free to come in and utilize during office hours.
  • 3. Contact Information Our Board Members: Barb Godkin, Chairperson Milo Library and Milo Representative Colleen Deitz, Vice Chair Palliser School Division Maureen Howard, Secretary Vulcan Advocate Richard Armstrong, Treasurer Member at large Jason Schneider, Legal Host Rep Vulcan County Carrol Thomson Vulcan and Region FCSS Bonnie Ellis Vulcan Recreation Board Tom Lees Whispering Creek Suzie Mitchell Alberta Health Services Paul Gerhart Lethbridge College Public Legal Education Marie Logan Horizon School Division Linda Schierman Be Impeccable With Your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz Vulcan Body Works Financial assistance is available upon request for barriered learners. Please contact the office for more details. Our Office Information: Cathy Dallmann, Program Administrator cathy@vulcanadultlearning.ca 403.485.3109 Sherry Malmberg, Office Assistant sherry@vulcanadultlearning.ca 403.485.3108 Our office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm We are closed for July and August, two weeks at Christmas and a week for Spring Break. We have a computer lab that will hold 8 students and an Instructor, a classroom that sits 16 comfortably which has Wi-Fi! Our Administrator can proctor exams in either our computer lab or in the classroom. There is a $10 charge per exam if the exam needs to be directly supervised. Please call Cathy @ 403.485.3109 for more information. We are located at 102 Centre Street, which is upstairs in the County building. You can register and pay for courses online at www.vulcanadultlearning.ca. We accept PayPal® and credit cards online, we only accept cash and cheques if making payment at our office. Refunds will only be issued in the case of your course being cancelled. Full payment is due prior to registration deadline. PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOLS Our mission statement, “Together we will ensure learning success for all students to develop their unique potential as caring citizens in a changing world”. Beliefs and Values TEAM—Together everyone achieves more. EMPATHY—Willingness and ability to put oneself in another person's place. INTEGRITY—Honesty, fairness and openness, dependability and consistency, actions consistent with what one believes and says. RESPECT - Courteous and caring attitudes toward people, property and the environment. #101, 3305-18 Avenue N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5S1 Phone: 403.328.4111 or 1.877.667.1234 www.vulcanadultlearning.ca page 3
  • 4. Exercise and General Interest Zumba® Toning in Vulcan Come and join the party, see what it’s all about. This class uses the fundamentals you learn in Zumba to give you a great cardio workout but focuses on toning those muscles. Wear runners and bring your water bottle! No experience or partners necessary. Instructor: Erin Crane Dates: 7 Thursdays; January 23—March 13, 2014 (no class February 20) Time: 6:00-7:00 pm Location: Vulcan Prairieview Elementary Fee: $75.00/session Deadline: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Zumba® in Vulcan Our most popular exercise class! Come and join the party, see what it’s all about. Learn Merengue Salsa, Samba and many other world dances while shedding calories and toning your body. This cardio workout is fun for all ages and body types. Wear runners and bring your water bottle! No experience or partners necessary. Instructor: Erin Crane Dates: 7 Tuesdays; January 21-March 11, 2014 (no class February 18) Time: 6:00-7:00 pm Location: Vulcan Prairieview Elementary Fee: $75.00/session Deadline: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Cake Decorating with Fondant Have you always admired those beautiful smooth iced cake or the fancy cut outs? It is easy to make them yourself. Come learn to decorate your own cakes for those special occasions. Instructor: Christina Richmond Dates: 4 Wednesdays; March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2014 Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Location: United Church Kitchen Fee: $50.00 Deadline: February 26, 2014 Planting Your Containers Are you envious of the beautiful containers of flowers in other peoples yards. Bring your pots and with just a little guidance your planters could look just as good. Instructor: Chris Groves Date: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Location: Long Coulee Growers Fee: $10.00 plus the cost of your plants Come and visit us! Individual Membership $7.50 Deadline: April 30, 2014 Our hours are: Monday 11am-5pm Tuesday 10am-5pm Wednesday 11am-5pm Thursday 10am-6pm Friday 11am-5pm Saturday 11am-3pm Family Membership $15.00  We have free internet and Wi-Fi  Faxing, printing & photocopying  Download Audio & eBooks  Learn another language  Various Video Conferences through the Rise Network www.vulcanlibrary.ca www.vulcanadultlearning.ca page 4
  • 5. Weekday First Aid Canadian Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Completing this course not only gives you a license to purchase firearms and ammunition but will teach you: safe handling and use, firearms laws, how to store, display and transport firearms and ammunition. Instructor: Rob Giles Dates: Saturday & Sunday, TBA Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm Location: Adult Learning Classroom Fee: $115.00 Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Completing this course gives you a license to purchase a restricted firearm (mainly handguns) also teaches safe handling and use, firearms laws, how to store, display and transport firearms and ammunition. You must have completed the non-restricted firearms training prior to starting this class. Instructor: Rob Giles Dates: Saturday & Sunday, TBA Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm Location: Adult Learning Classroom Fee: $115.00 Don’t forget … you can register and pay online!! English Language Learning Basic English Are you are looking to learn basic English or improve your speaking, reading or writing? Join us for this fun and educational class. Instructor: Jonathan Allan Dates: Mondays & Tuesdays, January 20-February 18, 2014 Time: 6-8pm Location: Arrowwood School What have you learned today?! Fee: $10.00 www.vulcanadultlearning.ca page 5 First Aid and Safety This is a two-day course and will cover the skills needed for Emergency First Aid, including head and spinal injuries and upper and lower limb fractures. Also includes Level C CPR and AED training. Certificate provided upon completion of course. Instructor: Leah Gillespie Dates: Monday & Tuesday; March 31 & April 1, 2014 Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm Location: Adult Learning Classroom Fee: $115.00 Deadline: Monday, March 24, 2014 ** Note: maximum of 12 students—register early!
  • 6. Law at Lunch at Vulcan Municipal Library Residential Tenancies    Rent Security deposits Termination of tenancies, and notice These are some of the things that will be discussed in this look at legal rights and responsibilities of people renting places to live. This program does not provide legal advice. The program is funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation. Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Time: 12:00-1:30 pm Location: Vulcan Library Cost: No charge! Losing a Job and Wrongful Dismissal In this presentation you’ll learn about:  When a dismissal is ‘wrongful’  Rights and responsibilities of employers in situations where an employee is dismissed  Rights and responsibilities of someone who loses a job, and  The amount of compensation that may be awarded to wrongfully dismissed employees and how it is determined. This program does not provide legal advice. The program is funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation. Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Time: 12:00-1:30 pm Location: Vulcan Library Cost: No charge! Law and Living Together What are the legal rights and responsibilities of unmarried people living together as spouses and how doe they differ from those of married people? What is a cohabitation agreement and how important is it for people in such relationships to have one? What is an aduylt interdependent partner and what is the significance of becoming one? This presentation provides an opportunity to look at questions like these. The topics for discussion include care and support of children, inheritance, and property. This program does not provide legal advice. The program is funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation. Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Time: 12:00-1:30 pm Location: Vulcan Library Cost: No charge! Adoption and Law This presentation provides an overview of legal aspects of adoption. Topics for discussion include:  The effect of adoption  The adoption process  The principles and evidence upon which courts base adoption decisions  Rules around confidentiality and disclosure of adoption records  Adoption and First nations peoples  International adoption  Adult adoption This program does not provide legal advice. The program is funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation. Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Time: 12:00-1:30 pm Location: Vulcan Library Cost: No charge! www.vulcanadultlearning.ca page 6
  • 7. Build Your Own Free Website with Weebly - Webinar Computing Fundamentals - Webinar Computer Basics, Windows Operating Systems and Internet Options and Tools will all be covered in this 3 session computing fundamentals series. New computer users will learn to feel comfortable working within their operating system while acquiring tips and tricks for customizing their computer, managing their files and folders and navigating the World Wide Web. Everyone starts somewhere and the computer industry is continuously growing and changing. These workshops are designed to give individuals confidence when working within a PC environment. Dates: 3 Mondays; February 24th, March 3rd, & 10th, 2014 Place: Adult Learning Computer Lab Software Required: Any Windows Operating System however Windows 7 is what will be demonstrated Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am Cost: $136.00 ** minimum of 4 students required for course to run Online Applications - Webinar In this 2 session webinar series, you will learn to utilize useful and practical online resources and applications such as DropBox for storing and managing your files, Pixlr for editing and adding styles to your pictures, create E-Cards using popular websites and learn using YouTube. The internet offers so many useful resources and tools; this series will introduce you to a few of the most commonly used applications while strengthening your computer skills. Dates: 2 Mondays; April 28th & May 5th, 2014 Place: Adult Learning Computer Lab Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am Cost: $91.00 ** minimum of 4 students required for course to run Microsoft® Excel Level 2 - Webinar Microsoft® Office Excel Level 2 is intended for students who wish to advance their skills within the program. In this course, students will learn to work efficiently within the software, utilizing some of the advanced features and options. Topic areas include: Entering Data in a Worksheet, Finding and Replacing Data, Working with Compatibility Mode, Referencing other worksheets, Hiding and Unhiding Rows and Columns, Absolute and Relative Cell Referencing, Creating and Using Formulas, Using Cell Styles, Using Functions, Freezing and Splitting Panes, Sorting and Filtering Data, Creating and Modifying Charts, Inserting and Modifying Graphics, Organizing and Analyzing Workbooks. Excel level 1 or equivalent knowledge is a prerequisite for students wishing to register in the this course. Dates: 5 Mondays; May 12, 26th, June 2nd, 9th & 16th, 2014 Place: Adult Learning Computer Lab Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am Cost: $227.00 ** minimum of 4 students required for course to run www.vulcanadultlearning.ca page 7 Webinars Through this workshop series you will learn to plan and set up your new website. This workshop will give you the understanding and the ground work for your website design and content; followed by the knowledge of a popular do-it-yourself website design site named www.weebly.com. This course is geared towards business owners or office administrators who have intermediate computer skills and wish to advertise their business on the internet at an affordable cost. With the ability to edit and change the website as their business requires, you will love this hands on practical workshop series. Dates: 4 Mondays; January 20th, 27th, February 3rd & 10th, 2014 Place: Adult Learning Computer Lab Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am Cost: $182.00 ** minimum of 4 students required for course to run
  • 8. ed2go Online Classes Understanding Adolescents Yesterday, she was a sweet young girl. Today, you swear aliens have abducted her and put an evil twin in her place. In this course, an experienced social worker will help you gain a deep understanding and appreciation of your adolescent's development and behavior. You'll uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind and gain valuable information on how they think, how they feel, and how their identities develop. Finally, you'll gain an understanding as to how teens are affected by stress, including common defense mechanisms, coping techniques, and common mental health issues. By the time you finish this course, you should be very wellprepared to understand, appreciate, and meet the needs of the teens in your life. Instructor: ed2go—Online course! Dates: Start date of January 15, February 19 OR March 19 (6-week course) Fee: $95.00 Assisting Aging Parents Growing old is a fact of life. Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare us for our own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage. You will learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help. You'll learn to handle most of the challenges you will face while coming to appreciate and cherish the privilege of the journey. Instructor: ed2go—Online course! Dates: Start date of January 15, February 19 OR March 19 (6-week course) Fee: $95.00 Protect your Money, Credit and Identity Do you worry about criminals stealing your identity or scammers cheating you out of your money? If so, this course can give you the help you need. In these lessons, you’ll see how to spot the scams and rip-offs that can cost you money. You’ll explore threats including identity fraud, Internet and credit card scams, and deceptive service contracts. If you’re planning to buy land or a home, you’ll learn to avoid real estate scams—and if you’re buying a car, you’ll get the inside story on car dealers’ tricks. By the time you finish this course, you’ll be prepared to protect your identity, and your bank accounts. In addition, you’ll have the legal know-how you need to make mortgage holders, credit card companies, and debt collectors play by the rules. Instructor: ed2go—Online course! Dates: Start date of January 15, February 19 OR March 19 (6-week course) Fee: $95.00 Genealogy Basics Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You'll develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You'll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Was it truth or goof? Where’s the proof? Find out why close counts not only in horseshoes, but also in hunting your heritage. Instructor: ed2go—Online course! Dates: Start date of January 15, February 19 OR March 19 (6-week course) Fee: $95.00 www.vulcanadultlearning.ca page 8
  • 9. Don't spend your hard-earned cash on expensive PC repairs! The vast majority of the problems people experience with their computers are completely avoidable, and most can be solved with nothing more than a few minutes of your time. Intro to PC Troubleshooting takes you step by step through the typical hardware and operating system problems encountered by technicians, teaching troubleshooting techniques to decipher any problem, and giving you the skills you need to solve them. Once you've mastered the basics, the course launches into some of the more advanced and nasty problems that crop up in the PC, teaching you how to diagnose and fix those problems as well! Finally, Intro to PC Troubleshooting shows you how to maintain and optimize a Windows PC. So what are you waiting for? Let's troubleshoot - and fix - some PCs! Instructor: ed2go—Online course! Dates: Start date: January 15, February 19 OR March 19 (6-week course) Fee: $95.00 Introduction to Natural Health and Healing Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? We'll be discussing the various stages of health and illness. We'll also explore naturopathy, which seeks ways for the body to heal itself. You'll find out about proper breathing techniques, the value of hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, and fasting. We'll also examine using the power of the mind for healing the body--discussing brain function tests, visualization, and relaxation therapies. Then we'll delve into vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, free radicals, and the basic requirements that constitute a healthy diet. We will also look at herbal healing, aromatherapy, body therapies, massage techniques, osteopathy, chiropractic, T'ai Chi, reflexology, yoga, Feng Shui, therapeutic touch, natural remedies for common emergencies, and much more. By the end of this course, you'll have begun taking charge of your own health and healing! Instructor: ed2go—Online course! Dates: Start date: January 15, February 19 OR March 19 (6-week course) Fee: $95.00 Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking Learn to use digital editing techniques to show off your photos and memorabilia in Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking! Using Photoshop Elements 11, this course will teach you how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine traditional and digital scrapbooking. Starting with simple projects, you'll quickly learn how to build pages, use artistic journaling, and produce sophisticated illusions. Join us and take your scrapbooking to a new level! Instructor: ed2go—Online course! Dates: Start date: January 15, February 15 OR March 15 (6-week course) Fee: $95.00 Speed Spanish Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You'll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you'll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno! Dates: Start date of January 15, February 19 OR March 19 (6-week course) Instructor: ed2go—Online course! Fee: $95.00 If you enjoy Speed Spanish, you can continue learning with Speed Spanish II and III! Horizon School Division No. 67 6302—56 Street Taber, AB. T1G 1Z9 Phone: (403) 223-3547 Horizon School Division No. 67 strongly supports and encourages lifelong learning! www.horizon.ab.ca www.vulcanadultlearning.ca page 9 ed2go Online Classes Introduction to PC Troubleshooting
  • 10. Safety Flag Person Safety When you successfully complete the course, you will be certified with the Alberta construction Safety Association and be registered in their database of trained and approved flag persons. Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm Fee: $100.00 plus GST Lethbridge College satellite campus at CCHS Basic Welding An introduction to basic stick welding terminology, maintenance, safety procedures and equipment requirements. MIG welding and cutting will also be covered. Date: 5 Wednesdays TBA Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Fee: $250.00 plus GST Lethbridge College satellite campus at CCHS Sustainable Living in Vulcan County According to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census, 42% of Vulcan County's population 15 years and over had a total income of less than $20,000 in 2005. The low-income cut-off (LICO) is $18,246 for one person. Vulcan's Initiative to Achieve Better Living Environments (VIABLE) is a new comprehensive community-based initiative committed to provide opportunities for people to move out of financial crisis to sustainable living. With information gathered through a public forum and survey of County households, VIABLE' s Coalition Committee will develop and implement strategies to provide concrete supports and services to people living in low-income situations in our County in order for them to reach their full potential. The Coalition Committee will also be conducting other community events over the next year to inform and engage local people about this issue. If you wish to contact us, our email address is viablevulcan@gmail.com. VULCAN & REGION FCSS VULCAN COUNTY FOOD BANK 115-2nd Ave. North Vulcan Preventative Social Services Chosen at the Local Level Director: Carrol Thomson Food Bank: Brenda English & Wendy Theodore Senior Support: Claire Kachel-Klassen Youth Worker: Charlotte Kimber Community Services: Wendy Theodore Phone 403.485.2192 Fax 403.485.6043 Office Hours : 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday EMAIL: fcss@telusplanet.net Website: www.vulcanandregionfcss.com Families in crisis may request a food hamper by calling before 11:00 am or the day before. Phone 403-485-2192 Carmangay Only Toll Free 1-877-485-2192 Pickups between 1-3 pm. Monday through Thursday Located at FCSS office, Vulcan 115 - 2nd Avenue N. VULCAN AND DISTRICT RECREATION BOARD For arena schedule: http://www.bookking.ca/bkvulcanrecreationpub/calendars/facilities/index.asp We are happy to bring you the concert series in 2014! January 17, 2014 Amos Garrett and the ‘Eh Team February 21, 2014 John Wort Hannam March 14, 2014 Alistair Christl Trio April 25, 2014 Terry Morrison www.vulcanadultlearning.ca page 10
  • 11. Other Programs Weight Wise Workshops January 27 – The Top 5 Tips to Reduce Calories February 24 – The Truth about What Works in Weight Management March 31 - I Know I Should Eat Healthy, But How? April 28 - Eating Away From Home All classes are held in the hospital classroom from 9:00 am-12:30 pm Cost: FREE! To register for a workshop(s), contact: Stephanie Krug, RD 403-485-3358 or stephanie.krug@albertahealthservices.ca Do You Love Reading! Watch for these FREE programs in Vulcan: Super Stories grade K-3 and 4-6 Box 180 Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0 info@rainbowliteracy.com www.rainbowliteracy.com 403.485.3107 Time for Rhymes FREE drop-in program for parents and caregivers with children 0-6 years of age. -Learn rhymes, songs, actions and stories -Meet other parents and children -Help children develop oral language skills  Arrowwood Library Thursdays at 10:00 starting January 23, 2014  Champion School Tuesdays at 10:00 starting January 7, 2014  Milo Library Wednesdays at 9:30 starting January 8, 2014  Vulcan Library Thursdays at 10:00 starting January 9, 2014  Vulcan – Learning Centre Saturdays at 10:00 starting January 25, 2014 Alphabet Soup Free program in Arrowwood. This program encourages children’s healthy eating experiences while providing parents with new food ideas and information. Together parents and children enjoy food-related songs, rhymes and books. Alphabet Soup is geared to children aged 2-5 years. Watch for registration information this Spring. To register for programs or for more information call Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107. www.vulcanadultlearning.ca An opportunity to share some great stories - supports listening skill development - provides an opportunity for social interaction - strengthens comprehension skills AND IT IS JUST PLAIN FUN! Book Club 1-3 and 4-6 What is a Book Club? It is an opportunity to explore great books with others. Books are selected for the group on the basis of author, theme, or topic, matching the child’s reading level to the books as closely as possible. The group will read their appropriate books and then share and discuss their books with each other under the guidance of an adult. This is great for expanding comprehension skills in readers. A Literature/ Art Program Will run in partnership with the Nine in a Line Art group and Rainbow Literacy starting in February. BASIS Program Will help junior high students with organization and study skills beginning January 8, 2014 at the CCHS Library. Write Break Adult Literacy Citizenship: We will once again offer a Citizenship class this spring. Practice taking sample tests and read Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. Internet Café: Joining with the Vulcan Municipal Library, we offer one-on-one help with computers and the internet, beginning again in the January of 2014 One-on-One Tutoring: Trained volunteer tutors assist adults in Vulcan County who wish to improve their literacy skills for either work, school, or daily life. Farm Safety: This course covers basic farm and workplace safety including working alone, communication and workplace training. For more information: Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107 page 11
  • 12. Women’s Wellness Day! Come and join us for a fun-filled day of great food, loads of information and activity sessions! Only $10 per person which includes muffins & coffee in the morning and your lunch. Bring your friends ... bring a whole bunch! Date: Monday, April 28, 2014, 9am-3pm www.vulcanadultlearning.ca page 12