Spring 2013 Course Descriptions
Class on a Bus: The Birds and the Bees $45 Friday, March 8 - 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
This bus trip is an enjoyable excursion to the Blue Heron Reserve, then a delicious lunch (you pay) at the UFV Trades and Technology Center “Rivers Café”, followed by a tour of the Chilliwack River Valley Honey Farm. (Birds and Bees – get it?). Board the bus at the Landing Sports Centre at 9 AM.
Class on a Bus: Stolo Historic Sites $55 Thursday, March 28 - 9:00am – 4:00 pm
Stó:lō Interpretive Guide and Author, Sonny McHalsie, will lead us up the Fraser Canyon as far as Yale, BC, with stops at a number of Stó:lō historic sites. Sonny is a gifted raconteur, so this is an exciting opportunity to have the ancestral history of our area brought to life! There will be a coffee stop in Hope, bring a bag lunch! Meet at the Coqualeetza Centre, 7201 Vedder Road, Sardis.
Class Without a Bus : Chilliwack Archives and Museum $27 Fri. March 15, 9:45 – 2:00 pm
This field trip won’t have a bus, so bring yourself to the Archives at Evergreen Hall to participate in a workshop demonstrating how a professional archives cares for its collections, and gain some tips on how to care for your personal collections. Following a lunch at the Preserved Seed (you pay for your own), walk over to the Chilliwack Museum to view their newest exhibit, “May Health, Peace and Happiness be Yours”. Self driven or carpool required.
Theatre in the Afternoon $35
Friday March 1, 1:00pm - Droning of Bombers Rm A2106 (CEP Campus)
Thursday, March 14, Noon – Merchant of Venice (Theatre in the old downtown campus)
This semester, we are offering two amazing afternoons of theatre for your enjoyment! The first is “The Droning of Bombers”, a moving and inspiring one-woman presentation of memories of life in Holland during the Second World War, by Hennie Regoczi, with an opportunity afterwards to talk with Hennie. The second is Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, produced and performed by the Theatre Department of UFV, and directed by UFV’s Bruce Kirkley. Memorable afternoons, both!
Author/Book Study Leona Gardiner, Carrie Hinterberger $50 Mondays, Feb. 4 to March 18 1pm – 2:30 pm Room A1360
These two former librarians will be bring to life the political, social and economic background to Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance, the grand novel unfolding in India. This will be a multi-sensory approach to novel study - are you intrigued? Included in the registration fee is a copy of the novel. Your homework prior to the first class is to read it!
Restorative Justice Sharon Blaker $38 Mondays, Feb. 4 to March 18 9:50 – 10:20 am Room A0018
This 6 part series will focus on history, development and philosophy of restorative justice. Existing traditional practices will be reviewed and compared to restorative approaches. Some questions that will be addressed: What does the process look like? Why does restorative justice work? What is a facilitator? What is a mentor? Who are the participants and why should they participate? Participants will view a DVD of an actual Forum, role model a demonstration Forum and de-construct same including dialogue on use of a script, emotions observed and the overall process.
Safe City Living Various Presenters $36 Wednesdays, Feb. 6 – March 13 10:30 am – Noon Room A0018
Chilliwack is your city, and it has a vibrant infrastructure in place to make living here as safe and comfortable as possible. Hear from representatives of Community Policing, the RCMP, the Engineering Department, Fire Department, Safer City, and Speed Watch. Learn the role each plays in your safety, and get many constructive tips on playing your part to keep yourself and others safe. Earthquake preparedness will also be addressed.
Tapestry for Thought Various Presenters $36 Fridays, Feb. 1 – March 8 10:30 am – Noon Room A2211
Fascinating!! Informative! Maybe even controversial! This mini-lecture course features weekly presenters who will share with you their passion and expertise on a variety of subjects. Lecture topics will include local palaeontology, children’s literature, the 60s in Canada, global warming, Social Media, and Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Details of each session will be available at registration and on our website.
Social/ Interest/ Presentation
Travel With Me Various Presenters $36 Tuesdays, Feb 5 – March 12 7:00 – 8:30 pm Room A2201
Sit back and relax as each week a seasoned traveller shares with you a trip to a different location. Destinations this semester will include A trip down the Elbe from Budapest to Prague, the sights of Latvia/Estonia, visits to both Africa and the Sahara Desert and a pilgrimage along St. James’s Way. Lee Treloar will be back too! Details of each session will be available at registration and on our website.
Flora and Fauna Around Us Various Presenters $37 Tuesdays, Feb. 5 – March 12 1:00 – 2:30pm Room A1360
The science of living things surrounds us! We all especially appreciate the local fauna and flora, and here is a chance to learn more about the birds and bees, as well as dogs, bears fish and plantlife that flourish in the backyards, woodlands and waterways of British Columbia.. Experts on each of these areas will bring their knowledge to life in this course.
Learn by Doing
Art - Drawing 1 Patrick Stedman $35 Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to March 13 1:00 – 3:00pm Room A1364
In these easy lessons you will acquire simple drawing skills and tricks. Whether you just want to draw or you want to learn more about drawing for other artistic pursuits, this course will get you started. Open to all abilities. Bring pencils, paper, ruler, eraser and an eagerness to try drawing.
Art – Watercolour Painting Pat Jaster $38 Wednesdays, Feb. 6 – March 13 9:20 – 11:20 am Room A1364
This watercolour course is a fun, casual, interactive atmosphere for novice, intermediate & advanced students. It includes basic simplified techniques with watercolour; painting flora, fauna, portraits, landscapes, seascapes, and mountains; simplified basics in state-of-the-art colour mixing and theory; updated pigment and colour choices; basic geometric shapes in watercolour, and more. Supply list available at registration.
Brain Games Susan Milner $38 Tuesdays, Feb. 5 to March 12 9:50 – 11:20 am Room A1354
Enjoy stretching your mind with Logic and Math puzzles. Every week, you will be introduced to several new games involving shapes, numbers and patterns. These are all multi-level games, so participants can work at their own pace. Warning: these games can be addictive!
Cell Phone Tutorial Bryan Strip $25 Sat. Feb. 2 AND Sat. Feb. 9 9:50 – 10:20 am Room A1360
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 opportunity to get all the answers you need. High school student tutors will be on hand to instruct, demo and demystify. Bring your questions, cell phone, user’s manual and accessories (cables, electrical plugs, etc.). End time is variable.
Cooking – Pasta Making!(Two Sections) Bruce Corbeil Saturday, Feb. 23 9 am to 2 pm $35 OR Sat. March 9, 9 am to 2 pm $35
Chef Corbeil is back! This semester, he will be teaching his lucky participants how to make a variety of pastas from scratch, and will include some authentic Italian sauce ideas to accompany the pasta. Bring your aprons, appetites, and leftovers containers! His course is in the UFV Trades and Technology Centre Room 1060.
Photography DSLR Arnie Nicholas $40 Wednesdays, Feb. 6 – March 13 6:30 – 9:30 pm Building V Rm 115
This course is designed for digital SLR cameras only (not point and shoot cameras). Bring your camera to class. We ill focus on the basics of photography, and explore various camera features, controls, menu items, and shooting modes. We’ll discuss how various accessories and techniques can help your photography. Learn about shutter speed, depth of field, aperture, ISO, different 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.
A note on computer courses: Our computer labs have the Windows 7 operating system. We don’t recommend the courses for owners of Mac/Apple computers. You should have access to a Windows-based computer for practice. Internet access is recommended as some courses have a student support website.
Computers: Microsoft Word 2010 Esther Harder $35 Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to March 13 9:30 – 11am Room A0024
In this course you will cover the creation of basic letters and documents and inserting text boxes, tables, borders, clipart and photographs into your letters and documents. Basic photo editing, saving and printing letters and documents will also be included. Basic Windows 7 will also be covered. Questions are encouraged! Access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 is required for home practice. Students should have taken a basic computer course or be comfortable working on a computer and have basic typing skills. A 1GB or more USB memory stick is required for moving your work back and forth between home and class.
Computers for Beginners — Level 1 Valerie Boechler Two sections Room A0024 Tuesdays Feb. 5 – March 12 3:00 – 4:30pm $45 OR Saturdays Feb. 2 – March 9 11 am – 12:30 pm $45
If you have absolutely no computer experience and would like to learn the basics of computer operations in a patient atmosphere, this course is 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 basic word-processing functions. There are handouts provided.
Computers for Beginners — Level 2 Valerie Boechler $45 Fridays, Feb. 1 – March 8 3:00 – 4:30 pm Room A0024
This course will focus on using your computer’s filing system in order to organize, save and then, of course, find your documents and photos. Completion of Computers for Beginners — Level 1 or a familiarity with the mouse, keyboard, and elementary functions of the computer is a must. There are handouts with each class..
Wired Seniors: Infinite Computer Skills Colleen Gingerich $37 Mondays, Feb. 4 – March 18 10:30am – Noon Room A0024
It’s time to put your computer skills to work! Learn how to make photobooks, use photosharing sites, do on-line shopping including online auctions, make travel arrangements/bookings, access YouTube and Skype! 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 recommended for beginners.
I Pad for Beginners Ken Bramble $45 Tuesdays, Feb. 26, March 5 and 12 2:00 – 3:30 pm Room A1426 AND Thursdays, Feb. 28, March 7, 14
iPad 101 – the basics of using your iPad for fun and purpose. Learn about email, internet browsing, games, music, photos and video use. This is the new light-weight way to stay in touch at home and away. You must bring your own Apple iPad! (This course is not for any other type of tablet computer). NOTE: This course will be offered twice a week for 3 weeks.