Lifelong Learning at Spring Valley

Classes for fun. Classes that explore the natural world. Classes that feed your personal passions. Lifelong learning is one of Colorado Mountain College’s primary missions. Every semester, Spring Valley offers new lifelong learning opportunities that often include field excursions. Pre-trip classroom meetings are held at the campus at Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, just seven miles outside of Glenwood Springs.

Spring Valley / Roaring Fork Continuing Education Calendar

Mar
26
Thu
Salsa Bar @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ricardo Torres teachingClass Description:

Students learn to prepare salsas made from dried pasilla, ancho and guajillo peppers. These salsas are used for meat, chicken, tacos and eggs.

Faculty: Ricardo Torres
Meets: TH • March 26, 2015 – March 26, 2015
Refund Date: March 24, 2015
Cost: $30
Syn# 88647

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Mar
27
Fri
On the Right Track: Simple Changes to Improve Your Health @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
photo of instructor Heather PrattClass Description:

Good nutrition can be easy and huge health benefits can be gained from small changes. In this class, we’ll take an in-depth look at the three most common road blocks to eating well. You learn the how and why of each one empowering you with the science behind each change; then you learn practical tips and techniques that can be incorporated into your life immediately.

Instructor Heather Pratt is a Master Nutrition Therapist and has been helping individuals and groups make healthy eating a way of life for the past seven years. She taught for the Nutrition Therapy Institute’s Natural Food Chef Program for the past five years and has worked with hundreds of clients over the years teaching healthy eating habits.

Faculty: Heather E. Pratt
Meets: F • March 27, 2015 – March 27, 2015
Refund Date: March 25, 2015
Cost: $34
Syn# 88950

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Mar
28
Sat
Community First Aid and CPR @ CMC in Carbondale
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:20 pm
Class Description

Prepares the student for certification in CPR and basic first aid. Skills will include basic life support, airway obstruction, control of bleeding, shock, and patient care for the unconscious.

American Heart Association. Text required and must be purchased.

Faculty: Ronald J. Kroesen
Meets: S • March 28, 2015 – March 28, 2015
Refund Date: March 26, 2015
Credit Hours: 0.5
Syn# 88393

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Mar
31
Tue
Healthy Home @ CMC in Carbondale
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
photo of Dr. Jody PowellClass Description:

Toxins lurk in your carpets, furniture, garage, and even your kitchen cupboards. Learn what type of types of chemicals are in everyday items from pillows to air fresheners, which can cause major health problems. Dr. Powell will share why our bodies hold these chemicals, what their health effects are, and how to avoid them, reducing your risk for disease.

Faculty: Jody Powell
Meets: T • March 31, 2015 – March 31, 2015
Refund Date: March 27, 2015
Cost: $25
Syn# 87745

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You might also be interested in Dr. Powell’s other workshops which are included in her Healthy Living Series. Click on the workshop title to read descriptions of each:

Healthy Baby (March 24)
Healthy Body (Apr. 7)
Healthy Diet 1 (Apr. 14)
Healthy Diet 2 (Apr. 21)

Apr
1
Wed
Pastels @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Apr 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Get Your Own Business (YOB): The 10 Biggest Franchising Mistakes @ CMC in Carbondale
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Class Description:

M. Stacy Swift, local franchising expert from FranNet, will be in our region to help interested parties explore the possibilities of owning a franchise. This informative workshop will explore how to Get a Y.O.B. – Your Own Business!” It will compare the pros and cons of the three main ways to get into business for yourself: starting from scratch

Faculty: Stacy Swift
Meets: W, W • April 1, 2015 – April 1, 2015
Refund Date: March 30, 2015
Cost: $25
Syn# 88590

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Basic PC Applications @ CMC in Carbondale
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description:

This workshop will cover the basics of MS Office 2010. We will focus on Word and PowerPoint-making a presentation.(Explicacion en espanol tambien-Spanish explanation by request).Questions can be directed to ricotorres7@gmail.com

Faculty: Ricardo Torres
Meets: W • April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2015
Refund Date: March 30, 2015
Cost: $75
Syn# 87655

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Zumba @ CMC in Carbondale
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Class Description:

Join the fitness craze and get in your cardio exercise by moving to an upbeat Latin sound. Fun for all levels.

Faculty: Kristina C. Bingaman
Meets: W • April 1, 2015 – April 29, 2015
Refund Date: March 30, 2015
Cost: $55
Syn# 87260

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Apr
2
Thu
iPad Beginners @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Class Description:

Learn to use your iPad to its full potential. This class will teach you how to use your device to meet your own unique needs. If you are unsure of even the questions to ask in how to maximize your use of an iPad, this class is for you! An emphasis will be on teaching the use of apps that promote independence and self-sufficiency, especially for those with disabilities and individuals wishing to ‘age’ in place. Bring your devices to class. Alice Brouhard, RN and Trainer researches applications and devices and teaches others to use technology to support their independence and self-management. That support comes in the form of iPpad, iPpod Touch, smartphones and apps.

Faculty: Alice M. Brouhard
Meets: TH • April 2, 2015 – April 2, 2015
Refund Date: March 31, 2015
Cost: $40
Syn# 88046

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Cuisine Around the World @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

Learn how to create simple, healthy, mouth-watering dishes from appetizers to entrees. Cherie Pape is a natural foods gourmet chef, caterer and food columnist who worked as a Chef De Cuisine for a five-star San Diego resort and owned Appetit Cherie Gourmet Foods for Life. She will lead you on a fun food experience through Thailand, India, Japan, Mexico, and Greece as you learn the secrets behind their exotic and flavorful dishes. Learn how to WOW your friends and family with culinary delights that are healthy and wholesome.

Faculty: Cherie Pape
Meets: TH • April 2, 2015 – April 30, 2015
Refund Date: March 31, 2015
Cost: $112
Syn# 88998

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