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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 Northern New York Wines, learn how to better use your digital camera through an Indoor Photography or 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 02, 2015 - October 07, 2015

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 02, 2015 - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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

Additional Information:
This program will take place on Wednesdays, September 2nd through October 7th from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Conversational ArabicOctober 06, 2015 - October 22, 2015

“Marhaban becoom fee dars al Arabia”, translation: Welcome all of you in Arabic class! Are you interested in learning more about Arab culture including language, culture, tradition, and history? The Arabic language dominates an immense geographic area, stretching all the way from Middle East to South Africa. Course materials have been selected to expose students to Arabic culture and language. This class starts at the very beginning level. You will learn the alphabet with rules for vowels and script formation. The instructor’s method enables you to recognize the structure of Arabic, so that you can use your innate ability to learn a foreign language as well as utilize your own style of learning.

Schedule
CED 223 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - Thursday, October 22, 2015

Instructor: Ali Jassem
Location: Dulles Building, 3-105
Cost: $85

Additional Information:
This program will run on Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 6th through October 22nd from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Great Decisions 2015September 14, 2015 - November 16, 2015

Great Decisions is a civic education program devoted to foreign affairs. The Foreign Policy Association has put together an outstanding briefing book that focuses on current events. Molly Reilly will be your leader in the classroom to guide you through a thought provoking discussion on the events and happenings that have shaped foreign affairs for 2015.

Schedule
CED 649 701/702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, September 14, 2015 - Monday, November 16, 2015

Instructor: Molly Reilly
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $110 / $90(Ages 55+)

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place on Monday's, September 14th-November 16th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Introduction to Voice ActingOctober 07, 2015

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field.

Schedule
CED 572 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Voice Coaches
Location: Dulles Building, 3-104
Cost: $20
Jazz Rock EnsembleSeptember 01, 2015 - December 08, 2015

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 for the music ensemble, although a selection process may be necessary to achieve balance in the group. People over the age of 60 please call Liberal Arts to register 315-786-2414.

Schedule
CED 203 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Instructor: Steven Lester
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-112
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This program will take place Tuesdays, September 1st through December 8th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
JCC Fitness CenterAugust 31, 2015 - December 15, 2015

JCC offers state of the art fitness equipment, with personal attention to individual’s needs and fitness goals. Participants will receive orientation on fitness equipment, optional physical fitness testing, a body composition test and written exercise program upon request. Participants are welcome to sign up each semester. The workshop activity will take place in the JCC McGrann Fitness Center. Call 786-2338 or 786-2232 for an orientation appt.

Schedule
CED 607 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 31, 2015 - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Instructor:
Location: JCC McGrann Fitness Center
Cost: $100

Additional Information:
Use the JCC McGrann Fitness Center for the Fall semester during their posted hours.
JCC Orchestra & JCC Wind EnsembleSeptember 02, 2015 - December 09, 2015

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:
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Instructor: Dan Mosher
Location: McVean Student Center, Sturtz Theater
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This program will take place on Wednesdays, September 2nd through December 9th. JCC Orchestra will meet from 6:00-7:30 p.m. JCC Wind Ensemble will meet from 7:45-9:15 p.m.
Mastering the DBQOctober 17, 2015

There are proven and effective ways for high school students to respond to document based questions (DBQ) and strengthening their essays for the New York State Regents Exams for Global Studies and U.S. History and Government. Get ahead of the others by taking this workshop and learning what is necessary for mastering the DBQ.

Schedule
CED 665 701
Date/Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Molly Reilly
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $49
Physical Conditioning & WellnessJune 01, 2015 - August 21, 2015

JCC offers state of the art fitness equipment, with personal attention to individual’s needs and fitness goals. Participants will receive orientation on fitness equipment, optional physical fitness testing, a body composition test and written exercise program upon request. Participants are welcome to sign up each semester. The workshop activity will take place in the JCC McGrann Fitness Center.  Call 786-2338 or 786-2232 for an orientation appt.

Schedule
CED 607 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, June 01, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015

Instructor:
Location: McVean Student Center, Fitness Center
Cost: $100
West Coast Swing!October 14, 2015 - November 18, 2015

West Coast Swing is smooth (no bounce) and danced in a slot. The dance allows room for syncopated footwork and improvisation. Followers have more freedom than any other dance, performing their syncopations at will. West Coast Swing can be danced to a wide range of music including Rhythm and Blues, Country Western, Funk, Disco, Rock and Pop. Experience with ballroom dance is helpful.

Schedule
CED 264 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

Additional Information:
This program will run on Wednesdays, October 14th through November 18th from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Off Campus Workshops
21st Century Job SearchNovember 09, 2015

Learn the fundamentals of searching for a job in the digital age. The workshop will cover a combination of traditional search methods with a more modern approach through the use networking sites, online databases, and social media.

Schedule
CED 024 701
Date/Time: Monday, November 09, 2015 (10:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Yancey
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $20
Beginning YogaOctober 01, 2015 - November 12, 2015

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to stretch and improve your balance and flexibility. Equipment is provided.

Schedule
CED 677 701

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, October 01, 2015 - Thursday, November 12, 2015

Instructor: TBA
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY
Cost: $60

Additional Information:
This program will take place on Thursdays, October 1st through November 12th from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Digital Photography for BeginnersMultiple Dates

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 640 702
Date/Time: Friday, July 31, 2015 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
CED 640 703
Date/Time: Thursday, August 06, 2015 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Sackets Harbor Battlefield
Cost: $20
CED 640 704
Date/Time: Friday, August 07, 2015 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
CED 640 701 - Fall
Date/Time: Friday, October 23, 2015 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $20
eBay, Buy and SellAugust 11, 2015

Participants will learn eBay basics including how to set up an account, buy and place bids, how to judge sellers, and learn about various shipping and payment options. Students will also learn selling basics including how to add a picture to a listing to make it more appealing and learn about pricing and other basics. Participants must be experienced with using a computer, with accessing the Internet and must have an active e-mail address.

Schedule
CED 018 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (10:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Todd Parody
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
iCloudJuly 29, 2015

Apple’s iCloud service provides seamless integration of all your music, photos, contacts, calendars, email, and more across multiple Apple computers, iPads and iPhones. This workshop will help you discover how to use the features of iCloud to manage and share your information, so that it is synced wirelessly and always available at your fingertips! Participants are encouraged to bring their Apple devices to experiment with.

Schedule
CED 103 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard A. Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
Mac UnleashedAugust 05, 2015

Take your existing knowledge of Mac OS X to the next level with our Mac Unleashed workshop! We’ll spend our time learning how to use the latest features included in the Mac operating system. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! Topics include Managing and Preserving Your Data, iCloud, Facetime, Messages, AirDrop, etc.

Schedule
CED 100 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard A. Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
Pencil Drawing (Ages 11 - Adults)August 04, 2015

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 using a grid, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging. Bring pencils and a sketch pad to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 404 705
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Sackets Harbor Battlefield
Cost: $20
Pencil Drawing (Ages 11+)October 16, 2015

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, October 16, 2015 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $20
Pressure Canning BasicsSeptember 24, 2015

Pressure canning is the only way to preserve fresh, low acid foods.

Schedule
CED 305 701
Date/Time: Thursday, September 24, 2015 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: TBA
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY 13601
Cost: $35
Project Adventure Teambuilding and ActivitiesNovember 13, 2015

Spend the afternoon with your colleagues having fun and learning teambuilding, problem solving, and enhanced communication skills.

Schedule
CED 585 701
Date/Time: Friday, November 13, 2015 (1:00pm-5:00pm)
Instructor: TBA
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY 13601
Cost: $50
What is Crowdfunding?December 03, 2015

This presentation will introduce crowdfunding to those who have little or no experience. We will cover applications and provide examples and strategies for success.

Schedule
CED 231 701
Date/Time: Thursday, December 03, 2015 (10:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: TBA
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY 13601
Cost: $20