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Community Education Classes for Teens & Adults

New classes may be posted throughout the year. Please check back to see additional classes as they are added.

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Beginning Soap II

Instructor: Beth
Course ID: TBA
Dates: April 6
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: TBA
Age: 18 & up
Cost: $5.00 + $2.00 lab fee to instructor

Course Description: A continuation of the first class on hot process soap making. We will be making a hot processed honey and oatmeal soap.

 

Beginning Cold Process Soap Making

Instructor: Beth
Course ID: TBA
Dates: March 2
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: TBA
Age: 18 & up
Cost: $5.00 + $2.00 lab fee to instructor

Course Description: We will talk about the two methods of making soap, hot and cold process. We will be using a beginning soap recipe that demonstrates the chemical process by which soap is made. The demonstration will be using the cold process.

 

Exploring & Making Body Butters

Instructor: Beth
Course ID: TBA
Dates: February 2
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: TBA
Age: 18 & up
Cost: $5.00 + $2.00 lab fee to instructor

Course Description: Making your own beauty products in a fast growing trend. Controlling what you put on your body can be much healthier. We will be using various ingredients to make 2 body butters, one for the feet and one for the hand

 

Jazz Ensemble

Instructor: Daniel Rodriguez
Course ID: TBA
Dates: January 25 – April 20 (Wednesdays)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Age: High School and up
Cost: $100

Course Description: MUST read music. Minimum 12, Maximum 15-20 people

 

Ridin’ The Range with New Mexico’s Cowboys

Instructor: Pete Eidenbach
Course ID: TBA
Dates: February 3 & 10
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Cost: $30

Course Description: The historic New Mexico cattle industry was a recent development, beginning with the Goodnight-Loving Trail in 1866. As range and weather conditions deteriorated in West Texas, many ranchers began to relocate westward into southern New Mexico where above average rainfall had produced a wealth of ungrazed grassland. The proverbial western cowboy was born here during the short period between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the new 20th century. Join local historian Pete Eidenbach and visit New Mexico’s early ranches, meet some of these unusual cowmen, and learn about their impact on western music, cuisine, politics, and education. Class will include extensive slide show presentations.

 

The Star Throwers of the Tularosa – The Birth of America’s Space and Missile Program

Instructor: Pete Eidenbach
Course ID: TBA
Dates: March 3 & 10
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Cost: $30

Course Description: In 1945, four years after the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range and Army Air Field were established, White Sands Proving Ground (WSPG) was approved to be our nation’s center for development and testing of guided missiles, beginning with captured German V–2s and other German materiel. The new WSPG site incorporated the Alamogordo Bombing Range and portions of the Fort Bliss Artillery Range. The site was approved on February 20, the day after the last V–2 was fired in Europe. Over the next several months the first Private F missiles had been fired at WSPG, and three days after the Proving Ground was officially activated, the Trinity Test exploded at the northern end of the new Proving Ground on July 16, 1945. Discover the early history of America’s space and missile program with Pete Eidenbach, who directed the first comprehensive study of that history for the U.S. Army. Class will include extensive slide show presentations.

 

Beginning Guitar

Instructor: Carl Bernstein
Course ID: TBA
Dates: Fabruary 6 – March 13 (Mondays)
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Age: 13 & up
Cost: $90

 

Intermediate Guitar

Instructor: Carl Bernstein
Course ID: TBA
Dates: Fabruary 6 – March 13 (Mondays)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Age: 13 & up
Cost: $90

 

Yoga in the Spring: Session 1

Instructor: Erin O’Neill-Armendarez
Course ID: TBA
Dates: February 7 – March 9 (Twice a week)
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Location: TBD
Cost: FREE

 

Yoga in the Spring: Session 2

Instructor: Erin O’Neill-Armendarez
Course ID: TBA
Dates: March 28 – April 27 (Twice a week)
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Location: TBD
Cost: FREE

 

Managing Your Finances

Instructor: Sherrell Wheeler
Course ID: TBA
Dates: March 7 & 14
Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Cost: FREE

 

Comparing Religions 2: Introduction to Hinduism

Instructor: John Ely
Course ID: TBA
Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Age: 18 & up
Cost: $85

Course Description: Part 2 of the “Comparing Religion” sequence focuses on Hinduism, arguably the world’s oldest and most diverse religion. Hinduism has some features similar to Judaism (with its emphasis on law and structured ritual), Islam (with its emphasis on devotional practices), and Buddhism (with its emphases on meditation, karma and rebirth, and a large monastic community). Hinduism is characterized by an archaic religious canon (the fourfold Veda) that was reinterpreted by successive cultures (Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads), a stunningly diverse pantheon wherein each deity has His/Her own complex collection of mythologies (Puranas and Epics), a body of transgressive practices related to yoga and alchemy, and a highly sophisticated theology (Vedanta). Hinduism witnessed a global diaspora beginning in the early 20th century and is now well-established all over the world. In this segment of Comparing Religions, we will explore the history, philosophy, practices, evolution and worldview of this great world religion. Text: Damien Keown (2013). Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press. Amazon $8.34 (New), $3.61 (Used).

 

Comparing Religions 3: Introduction to Buddhism

Instructor: John Ely
Course ID: TBA
Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Age: 18 & up
Cost: $85

Course Description: Part 3 of the “Comparing Religion” sequence focuses on Buddhism, a world religion widespread throughout Asia and increasingly common in the West since the mid-20th century. Although often described as a non-theistic religion, Buddhism actually recognizes a wide variety of gods and demons in a celestial hierarchy, with which the historical Buddha was well-acquainted. The Buddha sought to overcome the limitations of the prior Hindu cosmos and religious practice through extended meditation, sustained philosophical enquiry, and deepening wisdom, thereby gaining fundamental insight into the true nature of reality. In this segment of Comparing Religions, we will explore the history, philosophy, practices and worldview of this great world religion. Text: 1) Damien Keown (2013). Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press. Amazon $10.46 (New), $3.71 (Used).

 

Game of Thrones

Instructor: Beth Grunhoffer
Course ID: TBA
Dates: April 20, 27, May 4, 11
Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Cost: $15

Course Description: The class will begin with the end (Ch 6 – Ch 1) and see how life lessons, leadership and religion developed over the course of the series.

 

Watercolor Workshop

Instructor: Carol Alvarado
Course ID: TBA
Dates: April 25, 26, 27
Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Location: NMSU-A Campus
Age: 16 & up
Cost: $70

Course Description: Join us for a fun & relaxing art class! After learning a variety of water color techniques, students will draw & paint landscape, floral & still-life projects with confidence!

 

Golf: Session 1

Instructor: Grant Dalpes
Course ID: TBA
Dates: April 1 – May 6 (Saturdays)
Time: 10:00 – 11:30am
Location: TBD
Cost: $100 + $50 paid to Desert Lakes Golf Course

 

Golf: Session 2

Instructor: Grant Dalpes
Course ID: TBA
Dates: April 18 – May 23 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $100 + $50 paid to Desert Lakes Golf Course