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Learning for Life Courses – For Hopatcong Seniors

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The Center for Lifelong Learning at Sussex County Community College (SCCC), a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College is hosting the following presentations and classes during the months of September and October.

AARP “Smart Driver” Safety Course: On Monday, September 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Room A227 of the Performing Arts Center Atrium, there will be an AARP “Smart Driver” Safety Course. The fee is $15 for AARP members (AARP card must be presented) and $20 for non-AARP members. Attendees must bring their own beverages and lunch for the day. Class is limited to 25 people. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Cultural Connections Series: Traditions of the Turtle Clan of the Ramapough Lenape Nation. On Friday, September 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, there will be a new Cultural Connections Series: “Traditions of the Turtle Clan of the Ramapough Lenape Nation,” with Chief Vincent Mann. Chief Mann will speak about the historic Nichols Treaty, the history of the Turtle Clan from the 1700’s to present day, the medicinal use of a few native plants and the cultural significance of how elders are treated by the tribe. Chief Mann will also be sharing a prayer song and tobacco ceremony with attendees.   Refreshments will be served.   Attendance is free. Pre-registration is requested.

Introduction to Drawing: A three-part Introduction to Drawing class will be held emphasizing the development of observational drawing skills and hand-eye coordination. Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture, and the study of light and shade are investigated through various perceptual and conceptual approaches. Open to beginning students as well as those who want to refresh their skills before moving on to more advanced studio courses. Professor Michael Hughes is a practicing artist and member of the Fine Arts Faculty at SCCC. The class will meet on three Fridays, October 11, 18 and 25, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the Art Gallery, Room C106 (located by the entrance to the “B” building). The course fee is $30.00.

Students are required to bring their own drawing supplies. Basic tools should include a large newsprint pad and a very basic drawing kit containing charcoal pencils, graphite drawing pencils, charcoal sticks and an eraser.   Preregistration is required and space is limited.  

Tech Talk: Free Senior-Focused Technology Workshops. Tech Talk Classes are being offered for seniors who need individual assistance with their computers and smart phones. Come to campus and unravel the mysteries of 21st Century technology. Explore technology through handson learning. Please call 973-579-0555, ext. 1277 to reserve a 30-minute free private lesson with a tech-savvy student volunteer.

These 30-minute individual classes will be held between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Center for Lifelong Learning in Room A227 of the Performing Arts Center. Topics may include computer technology usage and smart phone usage such as:

Tech Talk #1: How to Improve Your Use of Smart Phone Functions

Fridays: September 13; October 4; and/or November 1, 2019

Tech Talk #2: Managing Email Basics

Fridays: September 20; October 11; and/or November 8, 2019. (If you do not have an email address yet, the instructor can help.)

Tech Talk #3: Finding Popular Websites and Internet Safety

Fridays: September 27; October 18; and/or November 15, 2019

To pre-register or for additional program information please contact the Division of Senior Services by calling 973-5790555, ext. 1277 or via email at seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.

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