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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 Wines Around the World, learn how to better use your digital camera through a Sports and Action Digital Photography workshop, or take a workshop to help you Find True Happiness, we have something for you.

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On Campus Workshops
Beginning Ballroom DancingSeptember 07, 2016 - October 12, 2016

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 07, 2016 - Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Maria and Tom Cesta
Location: East Hall, H116 A & B
Cost: $65/ per person
East Coast SwingOctober 19, 2016 - November 30, 2016

This dance is frequently referred to as Triple Step Swing due to the rhythm of the basic triple step.  This dance consists of six and eight count patterns, which require a rock step back by both the man and woman to begin.  It is a circular dance that is danced with a bounce and is very grounded and not high in the legs.  This bounce requires the dancer to stay very smooth and not jump around much.  East Coast Swing is the base for all swing dances. This workshop will be held in the newly air conditioned student lounge at JCC. No dance experience is necessary.  Singles are welcome. 

Schedule
CED 261 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
7:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Maria and Tom Cesta
Location: East Hall, H116 A & B
Cost: $65/ per person

Additional Information:
No class on 11/23 due to holiday.
Great Decision 2016September 12, 2016 - October 24, 2016

The 2016 Election will be the focus of this year’s session of Great Decisions.  Each session will provide participants an oppourunity to analyze aspects of the election through the lens of contemporary political science.  In 6 sessions, participants will examine:  Political party origins and platforms over time, campaigning and the media, financing elections, the political party platforms in 2016, voting, and the global perspective of the US election.

Schedule
CED 649 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Molly Reilly
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Cost: $110

Additional Information:
Discounted rate for people 55+: $90 (CED 649 702). No class on 10/10 due to holiday.
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.

Schedule
CED 244 703
Date/Time: Saturday, October 01, 2016 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
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Cost: $75
CED 244 704
Date/Time: Saturday, October 15, 2016 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
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Cost: $75
CED 244 705
Date/Time: Saturday, October 29, 2016 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
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Cost: $75
CED 244 706
Date/Time: Saturday, November 12, 2016 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
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Cost: $75
History of the 10th Mountain DivisionNovember 03, 2016 - December 01, 2016

Examine significant events of Fort drum and the 10th Mountain Division.  The instructor will guide you through the historic influence the United States Military has had on the North Country, dating back to the early 1800s and the history of today’s most significant contributor to that history, the 10th Mountain Division.  

Schedule
CED 083 701

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, November 03, 2016 - Thursday, December 01, 2016
6:00pm- 8:00pm

Instructor: Doug Schmidt
Location: E-116
Cost: $50
Jazz Rock EnsembleAugust 30, 2016 - December 20, 2016

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 30, 2016 - Tuesday, December 20, 2016
7:00pm- 9:00pm

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Location: 4-111/4-112
Cost: $40
JCC Fitness Center!August 31, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Enjoy the quiet relaxing atmosphere of JCC’s McGrann Fitness center! JCC offers state of the art fitness equipment, with personal attention. Participants are welcome to sign up each semester. 

Schedule
CED 607 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Thursday, December 15, 2016
12:00am- 12:00am

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Location: JCC McGrann Fitness Center
Cost: $100

Additional Information:
Current Fitness Center Hours posted online
JCC Orchestra & JCC Wind EnsembleAugust 29, 2016 - December 20, 2016

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 Liberal Arts to register 315-786-2414. All others contact Continuing Education. 

Schedule
CED 201 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 29, 2016 - Tuesday, December 20, 2016
6:00pm- 8:55pm

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Location: Sturtz Theater
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
JCC Orchestra: 6:00 – 7:30 PM, JCC Wind Ensemble: 7:30 – 8:55 PM
Photoshop for KidsDecember 10, 2016

Put your creativity to the test using our laptops and software. We’ll learn the basics of Photoshop and have fun doing it.

Schedule
CED 023 701
Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: E-129
Cost: $35
Off Campus Workshops
Computer BasicsOctober 07, 2016

Now is the time to learn about computers. This workshop is for people who have little to no experience working or using computers. We’ll start with learning the basics and take it as far as we can go! You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn in such a short amount of time.

Schedule
CED 031 701
Date/Time: Friday, October 07, 2016 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Yancey
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $25
Digital Photography for Beginners (ages 11+)November 04, 2016

Bring your digital camera and USB cord to this workshop to learn about the basics of digital photography. Learn to take indoor and outdoor photos, upload and edit your photos to print or share on social media. This is a class for beginners or those with a bit more experience.

Schedule
CED 640 701
Date/Time: Friday, November 04, 2016 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
Pencil Drawing (Ages 11+)November 18, 2016

Enroll in this basic class and learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques in a fun, laid back format! The topics covered will include, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging. Bring pencils and sketchbook to this workshop.  

Schedule
CED 404 701
Date/Time: Friday, November 18, 2016 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35