Community Education News Posts

EWC Community Education reschedules bus trip to Black Thunder Coal Mine

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has rescheduled the bus trip to the Black Thunder Coal Mine for Wednesday, September 27. Paid registration is required by 1:00 pm on September 26.

See one of the largest coal mines in one of the richest coal regions in the U.S. Lunch is included and will be at the Hay Creek Golf Club in Wright, WY.

The cost of this trip is $35. The bus will leave EWC at 7:00 am and return around 6:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Donna White at the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

 

EWC announces date change for upcoming Dinner Theatre bus trip

The Community Education department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a date change for the upcoming bus trip to see The Music Man at the Johnstown, Colorado’s Candlelight Dinner Theatre.

The bus trip will be October 21, 2017. The bus will leave the EWC parking lot at 9:00 am and return around 7:00 pm. The cost of this trip is $70 and includes entree, beverage and tip. Paid registration deadline is October 6.

By turns funny, warm, romantic and touching, Meredith Willson’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.

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

EWC Community Education announces concert series

The Eastern Wyoming College Community Education department is presenting a series of musical performance groups with Wyoming connections from genres of country blues, contemporary country, and country rock with an appeal to a wide variety of community members and EWC students.

Micheal Hurwitz

Micheal Hurwitz

The groups for this concert series were selected because of the strong Wyoming ties they hold, Wyoming natives currently or previously living in Wyoming, and they have made performing in Wyoming a priority.

Michael Hurwitz is a Wyoming based singer-songwriter with a style that falls somewhere between Delta Blues and Western Cowboy Swing. His performances are a compelling mix of stories and humor from a life well-spent, combined with outstanding musicianship, songwriting and a warm relaxed singing style. Michael Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters will perform Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium. The cost for tickets is $15.

Jared Rogerson

Jared Rogerson

Singer-songwriter Jared Rogerson draws his inspiration from countless miles atop broke saddle horses traveling the rugged mountains near his home in Pinedale, Wyoming. His original songs have strains of musical genres including country, Americana, western and folk. He engages the audience with the stories behind each of his musical compositions. The Jared Rogerson Trio will perform on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15.

The Patti Fiasco’s

The Patti Fiasco’s

The Patti Fiasco band is from Wyoming and composed of four members. Lead vocalist, Alysia Kraft is from Encampment, Wyoming. The band now resides in Ft. Collins, CO but they continue to play many Wyoming venues and are excited to be coming to Torrington. Patti Fiasco’s music has been described as a soulful brand of rock and roll, with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues and ballad.

The Patti Fiasco’s will perform on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15.

For more information about this concert series or other classes being held, please call the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC announces public presentation by Sculptor Gareth Curtiss

Eastern Wyoming College announces a public presentation by sculptor Gareth Curtiss in Torrington, Wyoming. Mr. Curtiss has been contracted to do the art piece for the new Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC).

This presentation will be held on Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 pm in Mechanical Arts Room 116. He will be presenting information/power point slides on the processes of producing bronze sculptures and the business side of being a professional artist. Throughout the week he will be working with EWC art students. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Sculptor Gareth Curtiss standing next to one of his works.

Sculptor Gareth Curtiss standing next to one of his works.

Working in the tradition of the old masters, sculptor Gareth Curtiss creates monuments and memorials for our time. His career has spanned over thirty years and he is an expert in his field. Figurative sculpture is his specialty. His master level skills include; working in multiple sculpture mediums, sculpture enlargement, bas-relief, alto-relief, mezzo-relief, figure drawing, and all aspects of large-scale bronze casting and fabrication, including welding, patina, and mold making. All of Gareth’s monuments have been created, designed, and sculptured by him and all of his large-scale work has been cast at his own foundry. Gareth prides himself on his work ethic and is recognized by his contemporaries as a master sculptor and foundry-man. He uses no computer generated 3-d imaging or carving devices. All his work is through the artist’s eye to the artist’s hand.

He was born in Whitefish, Montana in 1959. Independent Study of art and sculpture under Richard Sprang began in 1979. His first sculpture was produced in bronze in 1982 and his first commission was created for Anheuser-Busch in 1986. Apprenticed at Valley Bronze Art Foundry, Joseph, OR from1987 to 1989, he built his own foundry in 1990. His first heroic size sculpture was completed and cast in 1991. One or more life-size or larger commissions have been completed every year since 1996, over 40 commissions completed to date, most of those being life size or larger, many with multiple human figures. He has created bronze statues throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information about this presentation, please call the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

 

EWC announces date change for upcoming Yoga Mixed Levels PM Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces date change for the following class.

Yoga Mixed Levels PM
Session C will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 25 through May 25 from 5:15-6:15 pm and cost $50.00

Increase your balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina. Help alleviate stress, worry, fatigue, pain, insomnia and promote general well-being in the body, mind, and spirit with new instructor Sandy Huckfeldt.

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

EWC highlights upcoming Zumba Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Spring Toning via Zumba class.

Need some toning before that spring and summer yard work gets in full swing.  This is a great way to get ready for all those summer activities.  Zumba is a fitness program inspired by Latin and International dance and music.  The Latin music includes both fast and slow rhythms, allowing for a great cardio workout as well as body sculpting exercises.  If you enjoy high energy, motivating music, and like to try unique moves and combinations, Zumba is for you.  Instructor Teresa Brott is offering classes at two different times to meet your varying schedules.

This class will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, April 19 through May 26, from 7:15-8:15 am, or 5:15-6:15 pm and will cost $85 for 17 sessions.

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

 

EWC highlights upcoming Beginning Dog Agility and Walleye Fishing class time change

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

BEGINNING DOG AGILITY
Instructor:  Penny Hutchison & David Reynolds

Agility is the fastest growing dog sport in the US, appealing to dog lovers of all ages. It is exciting for the handler/owner, the dog, and spectators. Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations and to do so really fast. To enroll in this class, owner and dog must have taken and passed Level I Dog Obedience. To ensure that the owner has full control of his/her dog and for the safety of class members and their dogs, each dog must have learned: Come, Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, and Heel.  Vaccination records are required, including Bordetella, Rabies, DA2PP. 6 foot leash, choke collar also required.

Date:  Tuesday/Thursday, April 18, 20, 25, 27 and May 2, 4, 9
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $65
Location:  WNG Armory

Announcing time change

WALLEYE:  Do you hunt or Fish?  Maybe both!
Instructor:  Jason Vowers

This two evening class will include topics such as live & artificial baits—when & where to use what, tying on lures, equipment (because you can’t have just one fishing rod), changing lure presentations for a variety of conditions—fishing for the weather, electronic gear to enhance your “catching” odds, and more.

Date:   Tues April 18
Time:   7:00-9:00pm
Date:  Thurs April 20
6:00-8:00pm
Cost:  $30
Location:  Tebbet 132

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

EWC highlights upcoming Container Gardening and Gardening in Goshen County classes

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

GARDENING IN GOSHEN COUNTY—what will grow here?
Instructor:  Great Gardens Greenhouse

There are many challenges to gardening and landscaping, particularly in Wyoming and Goshen County.   Although Wyoming is considered to be zone 3 & 4, there is no guarantee that a zone 3 &4 plant will thrive without some special care, at least.  The staff at Great Gardens want to help you make the best decision when choosing plants, whether annuals, perennials, shrubs or trees.  They want your landscaping and gardening experiences to be positive.  In this class you will become familiar with what will grow best in the Torrington and Goshen County area.

Date:  Thursday, April 13
Time:  5:30-7:30pm
Cost:   $25
Location:  Great Gardens Greenhouse
4706 Hwy 26/85

CONTAINER GARDENING
Instructor:  Great Gardens Greenhouse Staff

Creating a container garden is a genius way to grow your own vegetables, herbs, flowers, shrubs, annuals, perennials , whether you’re  short of space, don’t have a lot of time, are new to gardening, or simply want an easy way to add to your existing gardening area. In this class you will learn about the type and size of containers, as well as soil, water, drainage, and fertilizer requirements. Whether you are wanting to container garden to provide fresh produce for your table or to beautify your porch, deck or backyard, this is the class for you.   This is a hands-on class and you may get a little soil under your nails.

Date:   Thursday, April 20
Time:   5:30-7:30pm
Cost:   $35    includes basic garden container, soil & plants
Location:  Great Gardens Greenhouse
4706 Hwy 26/85

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

 

EWC Community Education highlights upcoming Miniature Gardens, Terrariums and Fairy Garden class

The Community Education Department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will have a miniature garden, terrariums, and fairy gardens class on Thursday March 30.  This class will be held at Great Gardens from 5:30-7:30 pm and will cost $35.

Miniature gardens, whether in the form of a terrarium container or a fairy garden, are becoming a favored hobby.  Miniature gardening can be done at any age, inside or outside, year round or seasonally, in an expensive container or even in an old shoe.  The art of miniature gardening is only limited by your imagination.  A mini-garden can be elaborate and fancy or simply plain.  In this hands-on class you will be introduced to a variety of plants that lend themselves well to miniature gardening and you will create your own basic mini-garden to take home.

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

EWC Highlights the Art of Decorative Wheat Weaving class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering Art of Decorative Wheat Weaving class. This class will be held on Monday and Tuesday April 24, 25, and May 1, 2, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This class will be held in the Community Training Center and the cost is $25.

Wheat Weaving is an ancient cross-cultural tradition practiced in many parts of the world—Europe, Africa, North & South America, and now Torrington. The act of wheat weaving is repetitive, requiring only a gentle focus, and can be a deeply meditative experience.  You will be surprised at the beautiful art objects you can make. Since wheat harvest is long past, there will be wheat kits available for purchase.

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