Community Education News Posts

EWC highlights upcoming Basic Self-Defense for Women class

The Community Education Department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced a Basic Self-Defense class for Women.

This class will be on held Thursday September 29 or October 27. The class will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm and the cost will be $20 a session.

This class is designed to increase your personal level of awareness, thus reducing the chance you will find yourself in a compromising situation, whether it be at home, in a parking lot, or out jogging. Basic self-defense techniques will be demonstrated with an opportunity for practice. Even if you’ve taken this class before, it is always to your benefit to refresh or practice your self-defense skills.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

 

EWC Community Education announces Cribbage class

The Community Education Department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces an upcoming cribbage class.  This class will be held on Mondays beginning September 26 and go through October 10 from 6 – 8:00 pm and will cost $25

Cribbage, a card game that is believed to have been “invented’ in the early 1600’s in England and remains popular today is a great card game for all ages. Playing Cribbage helps children develop skills in math, critical thinking, and cooperative learning. Adults, playing Cribbage keeps the mind alert and is an opportunity for socializing with others. After taking this class, you will be able to join the monthly EWC Cribbage league.

To register for this class or any other class please call 307.532.8323 or 307.532.8213.

EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR/First Aid and CPR/Basic Life Support for medical personnel

The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a CPR/BLS for medical personnel on Thursday September 29 from 5:00-9:00 pm. This course is designed for medical personnel for initial or renewal of certification. This class will be held in Tebbet room 110 on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $50.

The CPR/First Aid class will be held on Thursday October 13 from 5:00 -9:00 pm. This class will also be held in Tebbet room 110 and will cost $50. Participants will be certified in both CPR and First Aid by the American Heart Association. Teachers, coaches, early childhood providers and all are welcome.

To register for these classes, contact Donna White at EWC Workforce Development/Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC to host “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land”

Last year National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins, with a team of North Face athletes, attempted to climb the highest peak in Burma, Hkakabo Razi, 19,300 feet. The peak lies in the far north of the country on the border of Tibet. From base camp they set out to ascend the serrated, heavily glaciered West Ridge of Hkakabo Razi. This presentation provides the complete account of this unrivaled expedition.

Mark Jenkins, is the writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming and a field staff writer for National Geographic Magazine.  Jenkins first learned of Hkakabo Razi in the 1980s, when he read a description in “Burma’s Icy Mountains” by British explorer Francis Kingdon-Ward, who tried and failed to climb the peak solo in 1937.

Sponsored by the University of Wyoming Global and Area Studies, Center for Global Studies, Wyoming Humanities Council and UW Outreach School, this presentation is open and free to the public and will be shown by Jenkins at Eastern Wyoming College – Douglas Campus in Douglas, Wyoming on September 29th at 7 pm and in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, WY on September 30th at 7 pm.

This lecture is also sponsored by each partnering community college. For more information or questions, please contact Donna White, at 307.532.8323 or e-mail at donna.white@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC Highlights Upcoming Social Media Classes

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is now accepting enrollments for the following classes.

“What’s it all about . . . Facebook?”
Instructor:  Andrew McKinley

This course will introduce you to the basics, get you into FACEBOOK for some hands-on learning and generate plenty of discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the phenomenally popular communication website. This class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday September 27 and 29 from 6:00-8:00 pm and will cost $30.

Facebook—Beyond the Basics

Andrew will go a bit further in the areas of social media for business, clubs, hobbies, events, or advertising.  This class will include hands-on time with a computer and will be held on Tuesday October 18 from 6:00–8:00 pm and will cost $25.

Skype—What’s all the hype?

The hype is that Skype has broken many barriers to communication in the age of technology, especially for those of us that still enjoy seeing the person(s) to whom we are talking.  An introduction to Skype including setting up a free account for personal use as well as applications for businesses will be the focus of this class.

This class will be held on October 20 from 6:00–8:00 pm and will cost $25.

To register for these or any other classes please call the Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC announces Spark Fitness Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington invites you to try out Spark Fitness classes. Alex Cape will incorporate a combination of cardio core and bodyweight movements in the form of circuits for a total body workout in 60 minutes.  All fitness levels and ages are welcome to participate.

Session A classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesday beginning September 12 through October 19 from 5:15–6:15 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Dance Room. The cost of this session is $60.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC announces Restorative Yoga

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is now taking registrations for Restorative Yoga.  Class details are listed below.

RESTORATIVE YOGA PM

Restorative yoga is a yoga method using props and long hold times to open the body through passive stretching. It is a specific relaxing style of yoga that leaves you feeling open and refreshed. Restorative yoga is especially beneficial if you are feeling fatigued or stressed, or if you are recovering from injury or illness. Give yourself the gift of gentle healing and therapeutic relaxation only found in Restorative Yoga. Class minimum: 5

Instructor: Callie Allred
Date: Monday/Wednesday,  September 7 to October 20
No classes 9-26/28
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost:   $55  (11 sessions)
Location: FA 47 Dance Room

To register for this class please contact the Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street, Torrington, WY.

 

EWC announces Basic Handgun Proficiency class

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced that registration in now open for Basic Handgun Proficiency.  Details of this class are listed below.

BASIC HANDGUN PROFICIENCY

Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit Class
Instructor: Sgt. Patrick Connelly
Torrington Police Department

Develop or improve your handgun safety skills and proficiency, core fundamentals of handgun safety, proper handling, transportation and storage, proper stance, correct grip, sight alignment, proper trigger press, and sight picture. All participants in the class will experience a 2 hour session of classroom instruction with the remainder of this one day class participating in live-fire range sessions. Participants are responsible for providing their own handgun, holster and ammunition. Holsters, eye protection, ear protection and a hat with a brim are required equipment for the live-fire range sessions. Please plan on bringing 200-300 rounds of ammunition to class.  Bring water, snacks, and lunch to the range.

Date: September 10 or October 1
Time: 8:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $100 Basic Handgun Proficiency
(Will fulfill State requirement to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit)
Location: Goshen County Sportsman’s Club semi-indoor shooting range

To register for this class please contact the Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

 

EWC to hold a planning and informational meeting for Community Choir and Band

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will hold a planning and informational meeting on Tuesday September 6 at 6:00 pm in the Music Room in the Fine Arts Building.

The purpose of this meeting is to establish community interest in keeping Community Choir and Band alive and well at Eastern Wyoming College.  Information shared and decisions made will include performance dates, directorship of the band program, rehearsal dates, instrument loan, establish class fees with an explanation as to what the fees are used for, and much more

If you have been a member of the EWC Community Choir and/or Band in the past and want this long standing tradition to continue, or, if you’ve been thinking you would like to be a part of a great community based activity, please plan on attending this important meeting.  For further information, call EWC Community Education at 307-532-8323.

EWC announces upcoming bus trips

The Community Education department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announce the upcoming bus trips to Johnstown, Colorado’s Candlelight Dinner Theatre.

The Wizard of Oz:

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow.  And then one day a twister . . . well, you know the rest of the story —the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Toto, and the Wicked Witch!  The world’s most beloved film comes to brilliant life on the Candlelight stage and you won’t want to miss it. This trip will be Saturday, September 10 and the cost is $70. The paid registration deadline is August 23.

Evita:

This legendary Tony Award winning musical tells the story of Argentina’s passionate political figure Eva Peron, whose love for her country’s working class was surpassed only by her ambition.  Known for its anthem, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”, Evita will stun and delight this epic but intimate version of the musical that ensures you’ll hear every not and feel every heartbeat. This trip will be Saturday, October 8 and the cost of this trip is $70. The paid registration deadline is September 22.

Fall Horticulture Trip:

Join us for our Fall Horticulture Trip. This year we will return to Citrus in the Snow in Alliance, Nebraska.  Citrus in the Snow is a year round greenhouse that makes use of the constant temperature just few feet under the ground.  You will be amazed when you see the lemon and lime trees!  The next stop on this trip will be to the Western Potatoes operation, also in Alliance.  Western Potatoes harvests 2,000 acres of potatoes, which is about 1,599 semi-truck loads.  We will have the opportunity to view the actual harvesting including loading, unloading, sorting and storage.  This trip will include lunch at Newberry’s Common Grounds in Alliance.  Our final tour before returning to EWC’s campus will be at the Brown Sheep Company, a family owned and operated yarn spinning mill in operation since the 1980’s and located in Mitchell, NE. This trip will be Tuesday, September 13 and the cost of this trip is $40. The paid registration deadline is September 9.

Call or stop by the EWC Community Education office to reserve your seat today at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or 3200 West C Street in Torrington.