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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
Becoming a Person of Influence: Positively Impacting the Lives of OthersFebruary 03, 2018

Whatever your vocation or aspiration, you can increase your impact on others by Becoming a Person of Influence. Learn simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others, and watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts.

Schedule
CED 087 701
Date/Time: Saturday, February 03, 2018 (10:00am-1:00pm)
Instructor: Terri Wills Bryant
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $70
Beginning Ballroom Dancing - Waltz, Rumba, MamboFebruary 07, 2018 - March 21, 2018

Join us at Jefferson Community College to learn Waltz, Rumba and Mambo! 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, February 07, 2018 - Wednesday, March 21, 2018
7:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Tom Cesta
Location: East Hall, H-116 A & B
Cost: $65 per person

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Wednesdays, February 7 - March 21, 2018.
Editing for PublicationJanuary 25, 2018

So you've written a best-selling novel, article, or short story, but it's not quite ready for an audience. Don't throw away hundreds of dollars on an editor. In this 2-hour class, author and creative writing professor Dr. Christie Grimes will help you get your manuscript from rough draft to ready for publication. You will learn the basics of the editing process, best practices for layout and formatting, common errors (both grammatical and in formatting), and various tools that help you professionally edit your work.

Schedule
CED 250 701
Date/Time: Thursday, January 25, 2018 (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Dr. Christie Grimes
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $25
Everyone Communicates, Few ConnectMultiple Dates

It isn’t experience. It isn’t talent. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to CONNECT with PEOPLE. While it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. Learn how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your influence with them. To be a successful leader, you need to learn to communicate in a way that connects with others.

Schedule
CED 094 701
Date/Time: Saturday, February 10, 2018 (10:00am - 1:00pm)
Instructor: Terri Wills Bryant
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $70
CED 094 702
Date/Time: Saturday, April 28, 2018 (10:00am - 1:00pm)
Instructor: Terri Wills Bryant
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $70
Fundamentals of PhotographyApril 03, 2018 - April 10, 2018

Are you tired of being disappointed with your photographs? Join award-winning photographer Chris Murray and learn how to make better photos with an emphasis on landscape photography. We’ll cover the various camera functions found on digital cameras, exposure theory, shutter speed, aperture, composition, and equipment. We will also go out in the field, allowing you to make photos using newly learned principles and techniques. This course is intended for those who own a digital or film SLR camera. You will receive the course presentation afterward. Please bring your camera and manual to class. Chris’ work can be viewed at www.chrismurrayphotography.com

Schedule
CED 647 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Chris Murray
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $125

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Tuesdays, April 3 & 10, 2018.
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, February 24, 2018 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 702
Date/Time: Saturday, March 24, 2018 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 703
Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 2018 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 704
Date/Time: Saturday, May 05, 2018 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
Introduction to PhotoshopMay 01, 2018 - May 08, 2018

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

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - Tuesday, May 08, 2018
6:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Chris Murray
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $125

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Tuesdays, May 1 & 8, 2018.
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.
Jazz Rock EnsembleJanuary 23, 2018 - May 15, 2018

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, January 23, 2018 - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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, January 23 - May 15, 2018.
JCC Fitness CenterJanuary 22, 2018 - May 15, 2018

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, January 22, 2018 - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
12:00am- 12:00am

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

Additional Information:
Use the JCC McGrann Fitness Center for the Spring semester during their posted hours.
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.
JCC Orchestra & Wind EnsembleJanuary 24, 2018 - May 16, 2018

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, January 24, 2018 - Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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, January 24 - May 16, 2018.
TangoMarch 28, 2018 - May 02, 2018

Oh what a fiery and dramatic dance! American Style Tango evolved as a ballroom dance from the sultry Argentine Tango danced by gauchos and prostitutes in the brothels of Buenos Aires. American Style Tango features sharp movements, head snaps, and a cat-like and stealthy foot action. The music is in 4/4 time and has a marching rhythm.

Schedule
CED 257 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Wednesday, May 02, 2018
7:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Tom Cesta
Location: East Hall, H-116 A & B
Cost: $65 per person

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Wednesdays, March 28 - May 2, 2018.
The Empire Safety Council Accident Prevention Course - NY 6-hour Defensive DrivingApril 07, 2018

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, April 07, 2018 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Victor Bujanow
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $45
The Ins and Outs of Publishing Your WritingFebruary 01, 2018

Are you a writer? Do you have a manuscript you would love to publish? In this 2-hour class, author and creative writing professor Dr. Christie Grimes will help you navigate the ever-changing publishing industry. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing and marketing your book, article, or short story. Topics include the business and technology of publishing; how to write an effective query letter; what publishers look for; how to format your manuscript; and how to market your book.

Schedule
CED 374 701
Date/Time: Thursday, February 01, 2018 (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Dr. Christie Grimes
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $25
Writing for Publication and Personal GrowthJanuary 18, 2018

Have you always thought about writing, are new to writing, or want to feel more confident about your craft? In this 2-hour class, author and creative writing professor Dr. Christie Grimes will teach you how to get started writing short stories, novels, nonfiction articles, blog posts, and more. Learn new ideas on how to spark creativity, organize, and see a project through to its completion.

Schedule
CED 240 701
Date/Time: Thursday, January 18, 2018 (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Dr. Christie Grimes
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $25
Off Campus Workshops
3 Financial Planning Strategies for WomenApril 19, 2018

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, April 19, 2018 (6:30am-8:00pm)
Instructor: Steve Yelle
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $30
Chocolate High Heel Shoe DecoratingFebruary 13, 2018

Love Chocolate? Love Shoes? This will be the best of both! Paint and design your own chocolate high heel shoe! All parts are edible. Shoes will come in milk chocolate. We will include the chocolate shoe and decorations.

Schedule
CED 331 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Betsi Bentz
Location: Lyme Free Library, Chaumont
Cost: $30
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, March 01, 2018 (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, March 08, 2018 (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, March 15, 2018 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: Linda Gibbs
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $15 per person/session
Discovering WatertownMarch 20, 2018 - March 22, 2018

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, March 20, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:00pm- 8:00pm

Instructor: Dr. Timothy Abel
Location: WPBS & Jefferson County Historical Society
Cost: $75

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Tuesday, March 20th at WPBS, and on Thursday, March 22nd at the Jefferson County Historical Society.
Financial Boot Camp for New ParentsApril 05, 2018

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, April 05, 2018 (6:30pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Steve Yelle
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $30
How to Build Financial SecurityApril 12, 2018

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, April 12, 2018 (6:30pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Steve Yelle
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $30
How to: Make SushiJanuary 20, 2018

Have a nice day out and join us for a “How to” on making Sushi. You will walk away with a new skill and a full stomach! Learn to make sushi at home in our fun hands-on workshop at Eagle Ridge Community Center in Evans Mills. We will cover the basics, which include how to make sushi rice, preparing the ingredients and rolling sushi.

Schedule
CED 308 701
Date/Time: Saturday, January 20, 2018 (12:00pm-2:00pm)
Instructor: Devan Robinson
Location: Eagle Ridge Community Room, Evans Mills
Cost: $40
iPad 101April 13, 2018

This workshop will help iPad users get started with the basic skills needed for successful use and enjoyment out of their iPad or any other handheld Apple product. The workshop will include how to do tasks such as finding good apps, installing them, organizing or deleting them, how to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, navigating your iPad and much more.

Schedule
CED 273 701
Date/Time: Friday, April 13, 2018 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Dobson-Tufo
Location: Lyme Free Library, Chaumont
Cost: $20
iPad 102May 04, 2018

This workshop will take iPad users to the next level to get more use out of their Apple products.

Schedule
CED 276 701
Date/Time: Friday, May 04, 2018 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Dobson-Tufo
Location: Lyme Free Library, Chaumont
Cost: $20
Wine Appreciation - Meet the WinemakersApril 06, 2018

Find out what the owners of Busted Grapes do to make their dream a reality. What encouraged them to take such a huge leap of faith? Get to know more about their “crazy” hobby turned into a business. Taste some wine and bring home a souvenir wine glass.

Find out what the owners of Busted Grapes do to make their dream a reality. What encouraged them to take such a huge leap of faith? Get to know more about their “crazy” hobby turned into a business. Taste some wine and bring home a souvenir wine glass.

All workshops are for adults over 21 only and include wine tasting and light snacks. Maximum Enrollment 24 per session.

Schedule
CED 345 701
Date/Time: Friday, April 06, 2018 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Busted Grapes Employee
Location: Busted Grapes Winery, Black River
Cost: $35
Wine Appreciation -Marketing StrategiesApril 13, 2018

We have to think about many things when creating a new flavor of wine. Legal requirements, flavors, label design, bottle color, and of course the name. Marketing our wine to a broad audience takes a lot of thought and time. Take home a sample bottle of our wine with a limited edition label created just for this class.

All workshops are for adults over 21 only and include wine tasting and light snacks. Maximum Enrollment 24 per session.

Schedule
CED 347 701
Date/Time: Friday, April 13, 2018 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Busted Grapes Employee
Location: Busted Grapes Winery, Black River
Cost: $35
Wine Appreciation -Wine and Chocolate!April 20, 2018

What locally made chocolates bring out the flavors of our wine? We will tease your taste buds and making your tasting experience even more mesmerizing. What left over wine? Suggestions for adding wine to your desserts to kick them up a notch. Take home a sample bottle of wine and a sweet treat.

All workshops are for adults over 21 only and include wine tasting and light snacks. Maximum Enrollment 24 per session.

Schedule
CED 353 701
Date/Time: Friday, April 20, 2018 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Busted Grapes Employee
Location: Busted Grapes Winery, Black River
Cost: $35