Community Education News Posts

Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents Chris Proctor

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents Chris Proctor, Acoustic Guitarist on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 pm in the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington.

One insightful reviewer chose to characterize the essence of Chris Proctor’s music as follows: “What to call his unique melange of styles? There’s an aspect of Americana in the echoes of Appalachian and old-timey styles that are apparent in just about every track, but there are also elements of jazz, Celtic folk, and a dash of blues in here somewhere. What Proctor does is create guitar music that reflects the whole heritage of the instrument and still has his own distinct stamp — a tall order, but he’s up to the job”

Other critic call his guitar playing “breathtaking,” “haunting,” and “rich.” Guitar magazines describe his compositions as “spectacular,” “elegant,” and “exquisite,” and praise his twelve-string work as “revelatory.” Media reviewers trace the roots of his style to folk, jazz, pop, and classical music, categorize his playing as “Baroque Folk,” “New World Steel String,”  “Solo Guitar Orchestra,”

Here’s more of what critics, listeners, presenters and concert audiences say about Chris Proctor:

  • He is an acclaimed composer of original music and a wonderful arranger for the 6 and 12-string guitars.
  • He is a performer with a gift for communicating the tremendous variety, vitality, and accessibility of his music.
  • His amazing variety of guitar sounds and textures, and the rich tapestry of bass, melody, and inner voices, bring an orchestral quality to his music that surprises and delights audiences who haven’t heard him before.
  • His compositions and arrangements shine with folk, jazz, pop, classical, and ethnic influences.
  • He is a superlative workshop, master class and residency/outreach leader, author of numerous instructional articles in the guitar press, and producer of two world-class instructional videos for 6 and 12-string players.

Early bird tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students/children. Tickets at the door will be $20 for adults and $15 for students/children.

Tickets can be purchased form the Community Education office at 3200 West C Street or by calling he Community Education office at 307.532.8213.

EWC Highlights change to the Upcoming basic Handgun Proficiency class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces changes to the Spring Semester Handgun Proficiency class.  Dates for the class have been scheduled for either Saturday, March 5 or Saturday, March 19 and class times are 8:00am-5:00pm.  The location for the Handgun Proficiency class has been changed to the new in-door shooting range at the Goshen County Gun Club—this change in location will prevent class cancellation due to inclement weather. For the convenience of being out of the weather and having such a safe shooting range the cost of the class has been increased.  Individuals who have already registered for the class that appeared in the Spring brochure will be contacted by either Susie or Donna concerning the changes and to verify date preferences.  An additional class will be scheduled on a Saturday in May and an advanced handgun proficiency class is being planned for June or July.

HANDGUN PROFICIENCY

Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit Class

Whether you are simply wanting to develop or improve your handgun safety skills and proficiency, or intend to apply for a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit, this class will meet your needs. TPD Sgt. Connelly will provide instruction on core fundamentals of handgun safety, proper handling, transportation and storage, as well as handgun shooting specifics such as 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.  Plan on bringing water, snacks and a lunch to the range.

This class will be held on Saturday March 5 or Saturday March 19 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The cost of this class is $100 and includes range fees.

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 combines I-Phone and Android smartphone class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has combined the IPhone and Android smartphone classes.

Did you get a new smartphone? Or maybe you’ve had one for a while, but feel overwhelmed with all its supposed possibilities? Instructor Robert Goodall is here to help. In this overview class, no matter which smartphone platform you have he will familiarize you with the operating system, applications, user interface, marketplace, wireless, wi-fi. Bring your smartphone to learn all its features.

This class will be held on February 22 from 6 – 8:30 pm and will cost $25.

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 T

EWC introduces New Online Course: Certificate in Infectious Disease and Infection Control

Eastern Wyoming College Community Education has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses.

EWC has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Certificate in Infectious Disease and Infection Control.”

Participants in this course will examine the many types of infectious disease that threaten health worldwide, including influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, zoonosis (diseases that are spread from pets to people), tickborne diseases, and global emerging infectious diseases.  Students will also examine procedures that help control the spread of these diseases.

This course is part of EWC’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of this course begin every month, February 10, March 16, April 13 and May 18. The course is entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons and cost $78. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

To enroll:  Go to www.ewc.wy.edu; click on Community Education, click on Ed2go, click on Healthcare and Medical. For more information about this Ed2go class or any other classes contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213.

EWC highlights upcoming Community Education class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following class.

Dog Obedience Level I Session II

Dog owners, in 7 weeks you will learn to train your dog to come/here, sit, down, stay, heel, wait; dog socialization. Requirements for this class are current vaccination/rabies veterinarian certificate; 6 foot leash, choke collar, treats.

Participants must be able to control their dog on a leash before coming to the class; participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at each class. This class will be held on Tuesday/Thursday beginning February 9 and ending on March 1. This class will be held from 6-7:00 pm. The cost of this class is $65.

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 highlights upcoming Community Education Valentine’s Make-Bake-Taste class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following class.

Valentine’s Make-Bake-Taste

Kids, make this Valentine’s Day card giving extra special—make them yourself. You and your parent (mom or dad) will create up to 20 very special and personalized Valentine’s Day cards and envelopes using stamps, ink, glitter and sparkles.

When the card making is complete you will begin baking and decorating Valentine’s Day cookies to go with your cards. What better way for parent and child to spend time together and celebrate Valentine’s Day.

This class is limited to 12 so don’t wait to sign up! Bring a lidded container in which to take your cookies home. This class will be held on February 6 from 12-3:00 pm and will cost $20 plus $12 for cards. Paid Registration Deadline is February 3.

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 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 Wednesday February 3 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 the Community Training Center on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $45.

The CPR/First Aid class will be held on Saturday February 6 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. This class will also be held in the Community Training Center and will cost $45. 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 the EWC Workforce Development/Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC offers class on how to use Twitter

The Community Education department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is now accepting enrollments into the following class:

TWEETIN’ & A’TWITTERN’

You want to fit in with your kids, grandkids? Or are you just a teenager suffering from social media withdrawal? This class about Twitter will catch you up with what’s hip and what’s trending in today’s society. Learn to #tweet #it #up #with #hashtags and speak to followers and see what friends and family are up to also. #Let’s Get Swaggy. Class minimum: 5 class maximum: 15

Instructor: Cedric Collinge
EWC Basketball Team Member
Date: Monday, January 25
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $25
Location: T273

Contact EWC Community Education at 307.532.8323 or 307.532.8213 to register today.

Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents “V” The Gypsy Cowbelle

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents “V” The Gypsy Cowbelle on Sunday, February 7th at 2:00 pm in the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington.

Whether she’s building a banjo, riding the Divide, singing around a campfire, floating the Grand or hitchhiking across America, this little gal is doing her best to seize Life’s Rich Pageant. “V” has balanced her back-country experiences with countless asphalt tours, seeking enlightenment through solitude as well as through her interactions with people from all walks of life.

A knack for recognizing the humor in everyday life, an appreciation for history, a hunger for adventure and a ceaseless sense of creativity collectively establish Miss V’s unique perspective and personality. Her experiences, free spirit, clever lyricism and classic rhythms on the guitar and her homemade banjo, blend together to create her signature “Genuine Cowbell” music. This Gypsy Cowbelle and her music possess a universal and timeless allure that has charmed fans from coffee houses and campfires to festivals and honky tonks across America for nearly two decades.

Early bird tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students/children. Tickets at the door will be $20 for adults and $15 for students/children.

Tickets can be purchased form the Community Education office at 3200 West C Street or by calling he Community Education office at 307.532.8213.

Limited seating still available for Candlelight Dinner Theatre

The Community Education department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is still accepting registrations for an upcoming trip, Hello Dolly, Candlelight Dinner Theatre.  This trip is Saturday, February 13.  The bus will leave from the EWC parking lot at 9 am and return at 7 pm.  The cost of $65 includes meal, beverage and tip.

“Hello, Dolly!” is one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, winning 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Choreography. Jerry Herman is responsible for writing the lyrics and music for this celebrated musical about a meddlesome, matchmaking widow, Dolly Levi, who strives to bring romance to several couples and herself, of course!

Call or stop by EWC Community Education to reserve your spot today at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or 3200 West C Street in Torrington.  The registration deadline for this trip is February 4.

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