Fall 2014 
Course Descriptions

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Theatre and Literature

The Theatre Experience “Birdsong” UFV Chilliwack Theatre                      $20
2 sessions, Wed. October 22, 10:30 am and Sun. October 26, 2:00 pm

Set in the years leading up to the Great War, This poignant and compelling play tells the story of love and courage. This stunning piece of Theatre speaks to contemporary audiences about the power of memory and longing. Based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulk (it’s always a good idea to read it first!). Hear about the behind-the scenes details from director Raina von Waldenburg on October 22 at 10:30 am, and then attend the Matinee performance on Sun-day, October 26 at 2:00pm.                                                                                                                                                                                               

Book Study The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle           6 sessions                $45
Room A2416 Tuesdays Oct. 7 - Nov. 18 1:00-2:20 pm
Josanna Savoie—Facilitator

Do you get caught up in negative thinking: past regrets and future worries? Transform the way you think to transform your life Find out what made Tolle one of the most revered spiritual teachers of our time!



Tapestry for Thought                6 presenters               6 sessions                             $45
Room A2201 5 Wednesdays, Oct. 8—Nov. 5 (and Fri. Nov. 14) 10:00 —11:20 am

This is our variety pack mini-lecture series. Presenters will share their passion and expertise on an eclectic range of topics. From fascinating to controversial, this course is always interesting. This Fall, be pre-pared to think about identity theft on the internet, local heroes of the Great war, Space Junk, the history of the Fraser River, and meet-ing the UFV Writer in Residence.


Finances For Seniors David Dalton                              6 sessions                              $40
Room A1362 Wednesdays Oct. 1—Nov. 5 10:00—11:20 am

Interested in tax strategies, retirement financial options, estate planning? Perhaps joint ownership, beneficiary protection, or simply how to keep your estate out of the hands of the CRA? David will continue his financial leadership from last fall’s course, with review and new material. Not to be missed!

E—Reader David Thomson                                             2 sessions                             $25
Room A1355 2 Tuesdays, Oct. 7 and Oct.14 10:00 –11:20 am

Do you have an e Reader that is frustrating you? The library offers a great selection of e books, as does Amazon—but you can’t seem to be able to (easily) access them. Let David walk you through the quirks and mazes of e book accessing—you will be glad you did! Two sessions.

Photography—DSLR Basics Arnie Nicholas                   6 sessions                             $45
Room A1355 Saturdays Oct. 4 - Nov. 15 10:30 am—12:30 pm

This course is designed for Digital SLR cameras only (not point and shoot cameras). Bring your camera to class. In this course, you will: focus on the basics of digital photography, explore various camera fea-tures, controls, menu items, and shooting modes other than Auto, and discuss how various accessories and techniques can help your photography. Learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field, differ-ent types of lenses, and specialty filters, how to use a tripod, how to properly hold a camera, and working with a flash and flash accessories. Whew! No Class on Oct. 11.

French Conversation 2 Marta Balahutrak                      6 sessions                             $40
Room A1316 Fridays Oct. 3—Nov. 7 1:00—2:20 pm

Marta is back! Her delightful and relaxed instructional style is ideal for improving your conversational French skills. This class is for the “intermediate” student, so you need to have a foundation in the French language, however rusty, in order to fully participate. Be prepared for lively discussions in this beautiful language, encouraged by a gentle and skilled instructor.

Travel With Me Various Presenters                                6 sessions                            $45
Room A2201 FRIDAYS, October 3 - Nov. 7 1:00—2:20 pm

This armchair travel class will take you to destinations far and near. Sit back and relax while you travel the world. See the amazing pictures and hear the enthralling stories from seasoned travellers, including a trip down the Mississippi, a Mediterranean cruise, and visits to India, Provence, Peru and several stops in Europe. NOTE: The day has changed to FRIDAYS for this course.

Business Basics Jim Bales                                               3 sessions                           $30
Room A1362 Wednesdays Oct. 15, 22 and 29 7:00—8:30 pm

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business ? Are you planning to launch a service business or a new product? The formula for success re-quires research, discipline, plus a business plan to help you stay on track and reach your business goals. This three part course starts with an assessment of your life experiences, personality traits, and motivation. The next step is the format for a business plan, defining your target audience and providing your financial supporters with the assurance they need. Finally, we will review the key sections of your marketing plan and which types of advertising and merchandising are the best ways to reach your potential customers. Intrigued? Bring your dreams!


Class on a Bus

Local Landslides
Dr. Bob Gerath                                                                    1 session                               $65
Tuesday, September 23 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join Geoscientist and landslide hazard /risk assessment specialist Dr. Bob Gerath as he leads this tour of landslides between Yale and Abbotsford. Hear the causes and extents of these landslides, and shiver at his predictions for the future! Wear comfortable shoes for walking, and layers for warmth. Pack a lunch, and board the bus at the Land-ing Sports Centre parking lot on Spadina Ave. (Dr. Gerath says there will be no long or difficult hikes).


Active Participation

Art - Drawing for Anyone! Patrick Stedman                  6 sessions                               $40
Room A1355 Wednesdays Oct. 1—Nov. 5 1:00—2:30 pm

A drawing class designed to jumpstart enthusiasts and beginners alike, covering a bit of everything—including the kitchen sink! The tips and tricks you will be taught should make your drawing experiences more rewarding. Simple supplies of paper, pencil, eraser and ruler are all you need to bring to class, along with your willingness to learn!

Watercolour Painting Pat Jaster & Elaine Unrau           6 sessions                               $45
Room A1426 Wednesdays October 1—Nov. 5 1:00—3:30 pm

This watercolour course is a fun, casual, interactive learning atmosphere for beginner students interested in taking their first artistic steps into watercolour. It includes simplified techniques with water-colour; painting flora, fauna, portraits, seascapes, landscapes and mountains; simplified basics in state-of-the-art colour mixing and theory; updated pigment and colour choices, and more! Supply list available at registration.

Genealogy (Wednesdays) Marlene Dance                     6 sessions                               $45
Room 1012 (NLC) Wednesdays Oct. 1—Nov. 5 9:30—11:30 am

Enjoy Genealogy beginning with what you already have—photos, documents, and old family stories—and build from there. Topics range from accessing archives, immigration records, dating photos, understanding family records, online research and available software program. Bring your laptop (basic keyboarding and research skills are needed). Offered at the NLC of Chilliwack Senior Secondary School, 46363 Yale Road.

Genealogy (Saturdays) Marlene Dance                          6 sessions                                $45
Room A1362 Saturdays Oct. 4—Nov. 15 9:00am—11:00 am

Same course as above, offered on Saturdays at UFV Canada Education Park Campus. (No class Oct. 11)

Cooking - Chef Bruce Corbeil                                           1 session                                  $40
Room 1060 Trades and Technology Centre  Saturday Oct. 18 9:00 am—2:00 pm

Join chef Bruce as he takes you on another culinary adventure! Bring your aprons, appetites and leftovers containers ! Topic TBA

Cooking - Chef Bruce Corbeil                                            1  session                                $40
Room 1060 Trades and Technology Centre   Saturday, Nov. 1 9:00 am—2:00 pm

Join chef Bruce as he takes you on another culinary adventure! Bring your aprons, appetites and leftovers containers ! Topic TBA

Cell Phone Tutorial Facilitator - Bryan Strip                     2 sessions                               $30
Room A2203 2 Saturdays, October 18 and 25, 10:30—11:20 am

Do you have a cell phone that can do many things, but you have no idea how to work it? Your Cell Phone Tutorial class gives you an op-portunity to get all the answers you need. High School student tutors will be on hand to instruct, demo and demystify . Bring your ques-tions, cell phone, user’s manual and accessories (cables, electrical plugs, etc.) to each class. End time is variable.


Computer/Communication Technology

Computers for Beginners - Level 1 Valerie Boechler           6 sessions                       $45
Room A0024 Tuesdays Oct.7—Nov.18 11:30 am—12:50 pm

If you have absolutely no computer experience and would like to learn the basics of computer operations in a patient atmosphere, this is the course for you. As well as taking the mystery out of computer terminology, the course will cover the functions and control of the mouse, an explanation of the desktop screen and basis word processing functions. There are handouts provided.

Computers for Beginners - Level 2 Valerie Boechler               6 sessions                   $45
Room A0024 Wednesdays Oct. 1—Nov. 5 11:30am—12:50 pm

This course will focus on using your computer filing system in order to organize, save and then of course find your documents and photos. Completion of the Computers for Beginners - Level 1 or a familiarity with the mouse keyboard and the elementary functions of the computer is a must. There are handouts with each class. Please bring a small USB Drive, max $10.

Computers for Beginners - Level 3 Valerie Boechler                    6 sessions             $45
Room A0024 Fridays Oct. 3—Nov. 14 11:30 am—12:50 pm

NAVIGATE THE INTERNET – surfing is fun and enjoyable if you know how and you will! Build your confidence for using the internet by learning to use several of its built-in options, then store and use the information for your hobbies or work. Completion of Level 1 and 2 are a must! (no class Oct. 14)

Basic Keyboarding Skills for Computers Valerie Boechler         6 sessions            $45
Room A0024 Fridays Oct. 3—Nov. 14 2:30pm—3:50 pm

Do you find that your computer experience is frustrating because you just can’t seem to use your keyboard effectively? Well, here is your opportunity to develop your keyboarding skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. Ask any question you like, as often as you need to, with a patient and skilled instructor! (No class Oct. 24)

Android Tablet Course Robert Marks                                              6 sessions               $45
Room A1355 Tuesdays, October 7—Nov. 18 1:00—2:30 pm

In this course you will learn how to navigate your way through your android tablet. Learn how to connect to the internet either at home or elsewhere, look at your security settings, download and manage apps, organize your photos and documents, and how to use your tablet on a daily basis. Participants must bring their tablet, charger and any other accessories to the class. (No Ipads, sorry.)


Making the Most of the Internet Colleen Gingerich                                                     $45
Room A0024 Thursdays, Oct. 2—Nov. 6 9:00—10:30 am

It’s time to put your internet skills to work! Learn how to make photo-books, use photosharing sites, use social media, do online shopping including online auctions, make travel arrangements/bookings, ALL with an emphasis on security on the Internet. Prerequisite is Computers Level 2 or the equivalent (confidence using email and the internet, and using your computer at least 3X per week). This course is not recommend-ed for beginners.

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