Empty Hands, Open Arms @ CMC Breckenridge
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos—great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—he was astonished. How could the world accept the extinction of this majestic species, along with the rainforest they call home?

As he looked more closely, Béchard discovered that one relatively small NGO, the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), has done more to save bonobos and their natural habitat than any number of far larger organizations. Based on extensive travels in the Congo and Rwanda, and hundreds of hours of interviews with conservationists all over the world, this book explores how BCI has been so successful, offering in the process a truly postcolonial model of conservation.

For a quick explanation of Deni’s account and point of view, check out this short video:

Digital Scrapbooking @ Rifle
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Class Description

Learn how to scrapbook in a modern, simple, economical, and sustainable way! Digital scrapbooking allows you to preserve your most treasured photos and family artifacts in a beautiful and lasting scrapbook, filled with tradition and meaning. Students will need to contact Pam at pajarrett@comcast.net to purchase the required software for $39.95 + tax and students will need to pick up a free flash drive from the front desk on which to load photos prior to the first day of class.

Syn# 81012
Cost $20

Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Personal Care Attendant @ Rifle
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Class Description

Did you know that Home Care Attendant is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the country? Enroll in this high-employment-potential course geared toward training you to become a home care worker, paid care provider, family caregiver and/or volunteer. This course prepares you to assist the chronically ill, disabled or frail older adults. Through hands-on activities, you will gain knowledge in communication skills, managing medications, vital signs, nutrition, oxygen therapy and client safety. A great starting point for those thinking about a health care career, as you will get basic experience, or for those looking to develop a skill that has immediate income potential. Your are not required to have a GED or high school diploma to take this course. Minimum age for enrollment is 16.

Syn# 79679
Cost $235

Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Microsoft Excel 2010 @ CMC in Glenwood
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:20 pm

Icon representing xls fileExposes the student to a wide range of uses of Microsoft Excel with special emphasis on using it as a business tool. Includes fundamentals and terms, creating and saving workbooks, entering and using formulas, formatting, printing, multiple page workbooks, creating charts, entering and using functions, managing lists, and simple macros. Meets Thursdays, 6-9:20pm, Jan. 23 through May 1. Cost: 3 credit hours of tuition.

Web Series 3: Basic and Advanced HTML & CSS, Mobile Dreamweaver, Customizing WordPress @ Colorado Mountain College
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image representing an HTML tagJoin Roy Brandt in this four-workshop series that focuses upon basic and advanced skills in HTML and CSS, Mobile Dreamweaver and Customizing WordPress. These workshops are part of the Isaacson School for New Media and are held Friday afternoons at CMC in Glenwood Springs. They can be either purchased in a package for a discounted rate ($335) or purchased individually. Click the title for descriptions of each workshop:

Basic HTML & CSS  Fridays, 1-5pm, Jan. 24-31.

Advanced HTML & CSS  Fridays, 1-5pm, Feb. 7-21

Mobile Dreamweaver  Fridays, 1-5pm, Feb. 28-Mar. 7

Customize WordPress  Fridays, 1-5pm, Mar. 21-April 11


What’s in your backpack? @ CMC in Carbondale
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm

Photo of Man with BackpackEach of us has been blessed with some knowledge or wisdom that someone else was generous enough to share with us.  CMC would like to honor this spirit of generosity by inviting you to the inaugural semester of our new Gift of Learning Series, a number of free lectures and workshops presented by CMC students and staff at our Lappala Center in Carbondale during the spring 2014 semester.  Topics cover a wide variety of subjects.

Monday January 27 5pm
“What’s In Your Backpack” – Craig Farnum, College Counselor
Craig will examine the attitudes, values, and beliefs that we carry around with us in our invisible backpacks.  He will look at how the “stuff” in our backpacks influences how we evaluate people and situations. What happens when our behaviors align with our attitudes, values and beliefs? What happens when they do not align?

To learn more, call 963-2172. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge and no need to R.S.V.P.

The Golden Basics: Computers @ Rifle
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Class Description

Are you feeling left behind in this age of computers? Do you never, or rarely, use a computer? Join us to learn the basics of operating a computer, navigating the home screen, email, Internet, and completing on-line job applications and forms.

Syn# 81020
Cost $50

Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Microsoft Office for Beginners @ Rifle
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Class Description

Sometimes it feels as if computers can do anything – except tell you how to use them. And there’s so much to learn: new programs, new versions of programs , and new uses for programs that people expect you to know already. Many times, you’re on your own. Would it help if somebody explained? Slowly, with pictures? And with exercises you could do at your own speed? Register for this class and learn what you need to know about Microsoft Office.

Syn# 81022
Cost $45

Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Airspace & Communication @ Rifle
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description

We will discuss the many types of controlled (and uncontrolled) airspace a pilot may encounter; how pilots communicate effectively with Air Traffic Control while on a cross-country flight; various airport classifications; and the different radio communication requirements for each.

Syn# 80475
Cost $15

Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Basic French Language Skills I @ Glenwood Springs
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Eiffel Tower iconClass Description

Are you trying to improve your French?  This class helps you learn (or remember) the rules of grammar, practice your verb tenses, practice your pronunciations and get ready for a conversational class.  This class takes you back to the basics so you can start improving your comprehension and pronunciation. Meets Wednesdays, 1/29-4/2. Cost: $75. Refund: 1/27.

Syn# 82028
Cost $75
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.