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Aug. 19, 2016:  

JCC offices will be closed until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, August 21, 2017 so that faculty and staff may attend Fall Semester Convocation.

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Personal Enrichment Workshops

Enrich your life through our personal enrichment workshops!  Talented members of our community are sharing their knowledge with you through Jefferson Express. Whether you would like to broaden your knowledge of art in our Painting with Watercolors workshops, learn about Paddle Safety before you head out this summer, or how to become a Notary Public, we have something for you.

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On Campus Workshops
3 Financial Planning Strategies for WomenOctober 12, 2017

This seminar encourages women to take charge of their financial future in order to achieve their dreams. It reviews the financial planning process and the unique considerations for women. This presentation is approximately 60 minutes.

Schedule
CED 542 701
Date/Time: Thursday, October 12, 2017 (6:30am-8:00pm)
Instructor: Steve Yelle
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-117
Cost: $30
Ancient Ideas for Modern HappinessOctober 18, 2017 - November 08, 2017

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy directed toward solving current problems and teaching skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior. At its core is the idea that the perception of a situation is more closely connected to our reaction than the situation itself. Interestingly, this is NOT a new idea. The psychologist who founded Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Albert Ellils, was surprisingly influenced by Epictetus, a 2,000 year old philosopher and one of the three most important Stoic philosophers. The Stoic’s believed that once we are able to consistently recognize the difference between what is in our control and what isn’t, we can achieve tranquility. It’s not the things in the world which upset us, they taught, but our reaction to those things. THAT we can control.

This workshop is not psychology; rather, we’ll explore the works of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca with an eye toward making sense of the Stoic ideal in our modern, smart phone, “Alexa order a pizza” kind of world.
Texts:
Epictetus, The Enchiridion
Free at Gutenberg Press: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/45109/45109-h/45109-h.htm
Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations
Free at Gutenberg Press: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2680/2680-h/2680-h.htm

Schedule
CED 086 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Wednesday, November 08, 2017
6:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Brett Kessler
Location: Dulles Building, 3-107
Cost: $75

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet Wednesdays, October 18th - November 8th.
Beginning Ballroom DancingSeptember 06, 2017 - October 11, 2017

Join us at Jefferson Community College to learn Foxtrot, Swing & Cha-Cha-Cha! Each style of ballroom dance will receive two weeks of attention. No dance experience is necessary. Singles are welcome, adults only.

Schedule
CED 251 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
7:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Tom & Maria Cesta
Location: East Hall, H116A & B
Cost: $65 per person

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Wednesdays, September 6th - October 11th.
Digital SLR - Understanding Your CameraSeptember 16, 2017

Today’s digital SLR cameras are as complex as they are powerful. In this class you will learn how to use your camera beyond the automatic setting and start making bettor photos. Award winning photographer Chris Murray will teach about exposure, histograms, white balance, file formats, and many other settings found on digital cameras. Please bring your camera and manual to class. A copy of the presentation will be available to students after the class. Note: This class is intended for those who currently own either a digital SLR, mirrorless, or bridge camera. Chris’ work can be viewed at www.chrismurrayphotography.com

Schedule
CED 052 701
Date/Time: Saturday, September 16, 2017 (10:00am-1:00pm)
Instructor: Chris Murray
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $70
Financial Boot Camp for New ParentsSeptember 14, 2017

The seminar covers the impact children have on finances, and what can be done to plan for it. It features a budget exercise, income protection, essential documents to have in place, and investing and planning considerations for a family's future.

Schedule
CED 540 701
Date/Time: Thursday, September 14, 2017 (6:30pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Steve Yelle
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-117
Cost: $30
Handgun Safety & Pistol Permit TrainingMultiple Dates

Learn important information about permit requirements and your legal responsibilities in owning a handgun from a National Rifle Association Certified instructor! Topics to be covered are related to New York State Penal Law, General Safety Topics, and Firearms Proficiency using Jefferson’s Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS) Firearms Simulator. Jefferson Community College Policy prohibits all weapons on campus. Registration is required. Walk-ins are unacceptable. Please bring photo identification to training. Choose one Saturday listed below.

Schedule
CED 244 701
Date/Time: Saturday, September 09, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 702
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 703
Date/Time: Saturday, October 07, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 704
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 705
Date/Time: Saturday, November 04, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 706
Date/Time: Saturday, November 18, 2017 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
How to Build Financial SecuritySeptember 28, 2017

Many people don't even know where to begin when it comes to financial planning. This presentation covers the five key considerations: know where you are today, picture where you want to be, grow your savings, protect your assets and ability to earn an income and make your money last.

Schedule
CED 541 701
Date/Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017 (6:30pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Steve Yelle
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-117
Cost: $30
Introduction to PhotoshopNovember 04, 2017

Photoshop is a powerful tool for photographers shooting with digital cameras. The options are unlimited, but also overwhelming. In this introductory course nature photographer Chris Murray will show you how to use the basic essential tools for editing and enhancing your photographs. Learn about Camera RAW, removing blemishes, cropping, making spot adjustments to your images, and much more. Chris will take you through his proven workflow for processing images and getting them ready for sale and publication. Chris’ work can be viewed at www.chrismurrayphotography.com

Schedule
CED 019 701
Date/Time: Saturday, November 04, 2017 (10:00am-1:00pm)
Instructor: Chris Murray
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $70
Jazz Rock EnsembleAugust 29, 2017 - December 19, 2017

The Jazz Rock Ensemble is the College's popular music instrumental ensemble. This course requires instrumentalists to rehearse and perform music literature from popular music, including such various genres as the blues and jazz to musical theater and rock music. Participants must supply their own musical instrument. There is no audition. People over the age of 60 please call the Advising Center to register 315-786-2271. All others contact Continuing Education.

Schedule
CED 203 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - Tuesday, December 19, 2017
7:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Daniel Mosher
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-111/4-112
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Tuesdays, August 29th - December 19th.
JCC Orchestra & Wind EnsembleAugust 30, 2017 - December 13, 2017

All ages of musicians are welcome to join the JCC Orchestra and JCC Wind Ensemble. There is no audition for either music ensemble, although a selection process may be necessary to achieve balance in some sections. String players with any experience are especially welcome in the JCC Orchestra. The musical repertoire will include all genres--from classical to pop music. An orchestra/wind ensemble concert will be played to the public. People over the age of 60 please call the Advising Center to register 315-786-2271. All others contact Continuing Education.

Schedule
CED 201 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Wednesday, December 13, 2017
6:00pm- 8:55pm

Instructor: Daniel Mosher
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-111/4-112
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
JCC Orchestra will meet from 6:00-7:30p JCC Wind Ensemble will meet from 7:30-8:55p They will both meet on Wednesdays, August 30th - December 13th.
MerengueOctober 18, 2017 - November 29, 2017

Merengue is a style of dance derived from Latin American music. It has a 2-step beat, with partners in a closed position. Of note is the left hand of the leader at eye level. Merengue is an up tempo dance with bent knees and hips moving in the same direction, the partners walk to the side or circle their partner, with very small steps. There will be no class on November 22nd due to the holiday.

Schedule
CED 257 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Tom & Maria Cesta
Location: East Hall, H116A & B
Cost: $65 per person

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Wednesdays, October 18th - November 8th.
Mosaic MedleyOctober 21, 2017 - November 04, 2017

Bring your passion for color, texture, and openness for creativity to this introductory course. In the process of making an 8X10 photo frame, you’ll learn about the tools, adhesives and materials used to create mosaics, along with cutting and grouting techniques. Once you learn how to do it, you will want to do it on other things – planters, stepping stones, tiles, walls, mirrors, you name it!

Schedule
CED 237 701

Workshop Dates:
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Saturday, November 04, 2017
10:00am- 2:00pm

Instructor: Kathleen Morris
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $60

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet Saturdays, October 21st - November 4th.
The Empire Safety Council Accident Prevention Course - NY 6-hour Defensive DrivingAugust 26, 2017

Each student receives a workbook and a NYS DMV driver’s manual in this face to face training which is also known as the Point/Insurance Reduction Program about crash avoidance techniques. Successfully complete the training for a reduction of up to 4 points from your driving record for violations received during the 18 months prior to completion of this training. You also become eligible for a minimum insurance reduction of 10% for 3 full years in the base rate of liability, no-fault and collision premiums. This course is presented in cooperation with the NYS DMV, NYS Department of Financial Services and the Empire Safety Council of New York.

Schedule
CED 159 701
Date/Time: Saturday, August 26, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $45
Off Campus Workshops
Beginner's Yoga (All Ages)October 13, 2017

Bring the kids and get some exercise while being introduced to the basics of yoga!

Schedule
CED 678 701
Date/Time: Friday, October 13, 2017 (6:00pm-7:00pm)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: Lyme Free Library, Chaumont
Cost: $15 per person
Craft Beer AppreciationOctober 09, 2017

Introduce yourself to the exciting and often overwhelming world of craft beers. During this workshop you will be introduced to the different styles of craft beers, learn about what makes them taste different, and sample a few locally made craft beers.

Schedule
CED 320 701
Date/Time: Monday, October 09, 2017 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Cheryl Chaif
Location: Skewed Brewing, Salmon Run Mall
Cost: $35
Crochet Club for the BeginnerMultiple Dates

Learn the basics of how to crochet. Register for one class to get the basics, or join us each week to learn more.

Schedule
CED 441 701
Date/Time: Thursday, October 05, 2017 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: Linda Gibbs
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $15 per person/session
CED 441 702
Date/Time: Thursday, October 12, 2017 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: Linda Gibbs
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $15 per person/session
CED 441 703
Date/Time: Thursday, October 19, 2017 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: Linda Gibbs
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $15 per person/session
Dancercise (All Ages)Multiple Dates

This workshop is designed for parents and kids to get some exercise and have fun together! Register for one class or all three.

Schedule
CED 882 701
Date/Time: Friday, November 03, 2017 (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $15 per person/session
CED 882 702
Date/Time: Friday, November 10, 2017 (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $15 per person/session
CED 882 703
Date/Time: Friday, November 17, 2017 (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $15 per person/session
Discovering WatertownNovember 07, 2017 - November 09, 2017

This Workshop is designed to complement the Discovering Watertown Documentary presented by WPBS. The first evening will consist of a discussion of the video beginning with settlement and the early years, and continuing through the modern era. On the second evening students will meet at the Jefferson County Historical Society to examine and discuss primary sources and artifacts relevant to the series.

Schedule
CED 239 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - Thursday, November 09, 2017
6:00pm- 8:00pm

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Abel
Location: WPBS & Jefferson County Historical Society
Cost: $475

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet at WPBS on Tuesday, November 7th and The Jefferson County Historical Society on Thursday, November 9th.