Community Education at Spring Valley / Roaring Fork Campuses

Most of our local Community Education Classes are held in Glenwood Spring and Carbondale

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October 2020

Creative Writing

October 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
CMC Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Avenue
CO, 81601 United States

*ONLINE COURSE* Find the fire in your writing: from practicing with ten minutes of free writing to creating setting, characters, and story line, students will discuss, write, and then revise. This class will tackle topics such as what makes interesting, strong, clear, and effective writing; what makes for boring writing; and what makes a story (fiction or nonfiction) engaging, meaningful, and memorable. Students will share samples of writing from favorite selections and samples of their own writing. The heart of… Read more: Creative Writing

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American Sign Language - Level 1

October 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMC Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Avenue
CO, 81601 United States

This class will be face to face at the Glenwood Center location.  Beginners will learn to spell words, sign in small sentences, and have short conversations with other signers.  The fundamentals, key concepts, parameters, and how to use classifiers and the meaning of the ASL language will be explored along with the history and the culture of the deaf community as they relate to the language and its origins. This is a very interactive class where you will participate and… Read more: American Sign Language - Level 1

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American Sign Language - Level I

October 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMC Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Avenue
CO, 81601 United States

This class will be face to face at the Glenwood Center location. Beginners will learn to spell words, sign in small sentences, and have short conversations with other signers. The fundamentals, key concepts, parameters, and how to use classifiers and the meaning of the ASL language will be explored along with the history and the culture of the deaf community as they relate to the language and its origins. This is a very interactive class where you will participate and… Read more: American Sign Language - Level I

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Living Mindfully 101

October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CMC Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Avenue
CO, 81601 United States

This ONLINE course will focus on learning the foundational practices and theories of Insight Mindfulness to enable students to calm the mind, open the heart and develop their own mindfulness practice. Topics to be covered are 1) first 3 foundations of Mindfulness (Mindfulness of Body, Feeling Tones/Emotions and Thoughts), 2) benefits of developing a mindfulness practice. 3) Definition and origin of Insight Mindfulness and 4) Self compassion and metta practice. Brenda Chamberlain is the owner of Bookcliff Equine Assisted Learning.… Read more: Living Mindfully 101

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Intermediate Ballet

October 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CMC Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Avenue
CO, 81601 United States

Class will be face to face at the Glenwood Center at 1402 Blake Avenue. Intermediate ballet is about learning and practicing a traditional art form in a fun and relaxed setting with great music and an engaging atmosphere. Students will learn basic and more advanced movements, get a great workout, gain strength and flexibility, and develop some musicality in the process. No prior dance experience required. A sense of humor and adventure is helpful. Wear yoga clothes and socks or… Read more: Intermediate Ballet

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How Textiles are Made

October 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMC Carbondale, 690 Colorado Ave
CO, 81623 United States

Learn how textiles are made, and how to 'read' and use a fabric so you can select the best fabrics for accessories, clothing and interior textiles. Topics will include the steps in the manufacturing of fabric, how to identify the front and back of fabric, selvage, direction, bias, dyeing, printing and finishing. Instructor Cecilia Metheny brings over 25 years experience in the high-end textile and luxury apparel design industry in New York, Italy, Europe and Asian markets. This class will… Read more: How Textiles are Made

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Textile/Fabric Series

October 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMC Carbondale, 690 Colorado Ave
CO, 81623 United States

Register for this class to take all three classes: How Textiles are Made, Identification and Uses of Fabrics, Overview of Colorado Fashion Industry.  Classes: October 12 through December 7 Meets: Monday; 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Cost: $129 Register Now!  Search for Textile/Fabric Series on Community Education Classes…

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Film Studies

October 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMC Carbondale, 690 Colorado Ave
CO, 81623 United States

If you like to discuss movies, this is the class for you. Five curated films and a group of shorts will be watched and discussed. Examine some literary and technical terms specific to the art form, as well as preface some social issues that can help guide discussions. The films are available online through Kanopy at most public library systems. You can stream for free with a library card number. The card is also free. Of course you could watch… Read more: Film Studies

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Tai Chi Level I

October 20, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
CMC Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Avenue
CO, 81601 United States
John Norton instructing Tai Chi

This class will meet face to face at the Glenwood Center location in Glenwood Springs. It is for absolute first –timers. Learn basic Yang style Tai Chi movements without complex choreography. Practice meditative and relaxing qigong (chi gung) exercises. Improve balance, strength, posture, and peace of mind - flow in harmony with nature. Students will be prepared for advancement into the Yang style short and long forms. Faculty:  John Norton Classes: October 20 through December 17 Meets: Tu, Th; 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Cost: $112 Register Now!  Search for Tai… Read more: Tai Chi Level I

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Tai Chi Level II

October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
CMC Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Avenue
CO, 81601 United States
John Norton instructs Tai Chi

This class will meet face to face at the Glenwood Center location in Glenwood Springs. This class is for students who have familiarity and competence in basic Yang Style Tai Chi postures and movement. Students will practice the 24 and 108 forms. Faculty:  John Norton Classes: October 20 through December 17 Meets: Tu, Th; 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Cost: $112 Register Now!  Search for Tai Chi Level II on Community Education Classes…

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Mindful Breathing for Optimal Health

October 21, 2020 @ 7:45 am - 8:15 am
CMC Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Avenue
CO, 81601 United States

This class is ONLINE and meets on Wed/Fri from 7:45am-8:15am. Exciting new class created by John Norton to maximize respiratory health and boost your immune system in the age of COVID. Here's what to expect: 1.) Breathe for life – experience the latest science-based deep breathing techniques to keep your lungs and sinuses healthy and infection-free 2.) Perform several easy-to-learn stretches that will improve your posture, flexibility, and help to increase your lung capacity. Few of us are aware that… Read more: Mindful Breathing for Optimal Health

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Basic Life Support for Nurse Aid Students - Demo - Assessment

October 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CMC Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Avenue
CO, 81601 United States

This course is the in person demo and assessment portion for the BLS CPR skills training. You must take the AHA BLS online course (https://elearning.heart.org/course/334) BEFORE this class and bring a copy of your certificate to Instructor. HeartCode BLS uses the latest eSimulation technology to enable students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, this course teaches BLS knowledge and skills. This… Read more: Basic Life Support for Nurse Aid Students - Demo - Assessment

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