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Literature, Personal Growth & Writing Workshops


How to Use a Smartphone

 

 

If you bought a smartphone for someone, expect to get some calls with questions like, “What’s an app?”, or “Why does my battery run out so quickly?”, or “How do I upload videos to the Facebook?”

Explore the basic functionality of your new smartphone. Learn common tasks like sending a text message, watching a video clip on YouTube, or surfing the Web. This workshop also covers fundamentals like configuring the security options, adjusting the brightness of the display, and setting the device up to work with a wireless network.

Bring your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or other smartphone to class with your charger.

Sat., May 14
2 - 5 pm
Room: 507

Register by Feb. 29: $28
Register after Feb. 29: $32

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Sat., May 21
2 - 5 pm
Scotts Valley High School

Register by Feb. 29: $28
Register after Feb. 29: $32

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Sat., July 23
2 - 5 pm
Room: 507

Register by June 6: $28
Register after June 6: $32

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Carol Jensen specializes in financial aspects of start-up businesses and she is a Registered Tax Preparer (CTEC). Carol has been adjunct faculty at Cabrillo College for many years.

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Backyard Astronomer

 

night sky

Learn how to identify the stars and constellations seen in our local skies in this fun hands-on workshop. Using the Cabrillo planetarium and observatory you will see the wonders of the universe and learn about astronomy history, methods, equipment, and recent discoveries. Get a sense of distances to planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about Black holes, dark matter and the expanding universe.

Participants should dress warmly for outdoor observation at the observatory. In case of rain or fog, class will assemble in the planetarium.

This class is appropriate for students aged 10 to adult.

2 Fri., April 22 & 29
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Room: 707

Register by Feb. 29: $58
Register after Feb. 29: $65

 

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Karl von Ahnen has been an amateur astronomer and telescope user since age 12. He served as lab instructor-assistant in the Cabrillo Astronomy Department for many years, and is the Director of the Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College, one of the largest school planetariums in the country.

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Shakespeare for the Elizabethan Impaired

 

Whether you hated Hamlet and loathed Lear in school or decided the Bard was your BFF, you’ll find lots to like in “Shakespeare for the Elizabethan Impaired.”

In this interactive class, we’ll spend two class sessions of each of three of Will’s most popular plays: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Hamlet” and “Richard III.” Find out how to “translate” Elizabethan verse and prose! Discover the three levels of society Shakespeare wrote for! Imagine yourself as a rowdy “groundling” and your experience in the Globe’s own “mosh pit”!

In each class, we’ll share “Shakespeare News of the Week,” in which students bring in references to Will they’ve unearthed. Once you start to look for these, they’re everywhere—in the news, on the sports page and in the comics. Students will be invited to read aloud if they choose, as we investigate how Shakespeare’s words were intended to be spoken.

Both “Midsummer” and “Hamlet” are being presented by Santa Cruz Shakespeare this season, and class participants will be eligible for special ticket deals. There may well be a couple of festival “special guests” in a class or two as well!

Preferred text are the Folger Shakespeare Library paperback versions, readily available for order online or in bookstores, but any versions are acceptable. See you anon!

6 Wed., June 22 - July 27
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Room: 403

Register by June 6: $135
Register after June 6: $148

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Janis Hashe, MA, has studied, performed, directed and produced Shakespeare for more than 40 years. She is the former artistic director of Los Angeles's Theatre of NOTE, and the founder of Shakespeare Chattanooga.

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The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Sherlock Holmes has never been more popular than now. With the cult status of the BBC’s “Sherlock,” the success of CBS’s “Elementary,” and the recent films starring Robert Downey Jr., the great detective is everywhere! This would doubtless amaze his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who famously tried to kill off his troublesome character before being forced to revive him by public demand.

In this five-week class, we’ll look at some of the more famous stories (“A Study in Scarlet,” “Silver Blaze,” “The Final Problem,” and “The Hound of the Baskervilles”) as we also investigate the incredible life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: athlete, adventurer, eye doctor, forensics pioneer, social advocate, and finally, spiritualist.

Get back to the original stories and have fun identifying how they’re used in the contemporary series. Who was the inspiration for Holmes? And why did Sir Arthur’s friendship with Harry Houdini founder?

Preferred text are the “The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes,” “The Adventures of Conan Doyle” by Charles Higham, and “Arthur & George” by Julian Barnes, but no book purchases are required for this class.

5 Wed., Sept. 14 - Oct. 12
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Room: 403

Register by June 6: $110
Register after June 6: $125

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Janis Hashe, MA, is the former artistic director of Los Angeles's Theatre of NOTE, and the founder of Shakespeare Chattanooga. She was introduced to the Holmes stories as a child and has never tired of them. Along the way, she became equally intrigued by the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and has spent years reading about and researching him.

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SoulCollage: Invite the Poetry of Images into Your Life!

Anyone who has a love for images and symbols and is looking for an intuitive approach to enhance personal growth and nourish the soul will find this workshop inspiring and fun. Soul- Collage® is a flexible and profound expressive arts method through which you build your own unique deck of cards for personal reading. This is an introductory course meant for beginners but those already familiar with SoulCollage® will enjoy having time to review the basic concepts and create new cards. Participants will be able to immediately apply what they learn during this creative day together.

Sat., April 9
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5005

Register by Feb. 29: $75
Register after Feb. 29: $88

Plus a materials fee of $20 paid in class

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

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Lauren Mari-Navarro, is a trained facilitator of the Soul Collage® Method encouraging creativity and self-discovery. She has a private practice in the Santa Cruz community.

Mariabruna Sirabella, is the author of 2 CDs, is a Trainer of SoulCollage® Facilitators, facilitates the method internationally, and has been mentoring soul-development for the past 20 years.

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SoulCollage: For the Love of Images and the Changes They Bring!

Give expression to your life story in all its beauty and complexity! SoulCollage® is a flexible and profound expressive arts method through which you make your own unique cards for personal reading. Anyone who has a love of images and is looking for an intuitive process for change and growth will find this process meaningful. Your cards give voice to all of who you are and even offer expression to the qualities you want to bring into your life!

In its 10th year offered at Cabrillo Extension, SoulCollage® originated right here in Santa Cruz County by local author Seena Frost and is now in 39 countries around the world! Come experience for yourself what has inspired thousands: a method deeply personal, incredibly fun, and perfect for the quiet individualist as well as the one who loves community. As simple as the ingredients of cut images, a pair of scissors, and some glue, this process is considered by many to be transformational and vitally expressive, even with zero art experience!

This is a course for beginners as well as those already familiar with SoulCollage® who will enjoy having time to review concepts and create several new cards in a relaxing and lovely environment. Participants will be able to immediately apply what they learn during this creative day together. Anyone can make SoulCollage® cards!

Sat., August 27
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5005

Register by June 6: $75
Register after June 6: $88

Plus a materials fee of $20 paid in class

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class .

 

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Lauren Mari-Navarro, LCSW and Mischa Eovaldi, LCSW are trained facilitators of the SoulCollage® Method encouraging creativity and self-discovery. Both Lauren and Mischa have their own private counseling practices in Santa Cruz County.

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The Writer's Journey

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Many of us hold a deep dream of wanting to write. We want to write so we can understand ourselves more deeply and so that we can be seen. We sense that there are stories living inside of us that need to be told, but in our busy lives, we have not been able to create the time, space or circumstances in which to do so. This one-day workshop will give you that time. During our day of writing together and reading aloud, you will tap into your creativity, explore your wild mind, and learn the basic tools you need to develop a rich, vital writing life. The Writer’s Journey is rooted in writing practice, developed by Natalie Goldberg in her classic book, Writing Down the Bones. The class is appropriate for both beginning and experienced writers.

Students should bring a lunch.

COMING SOON
9 am - 4 pm
Room Horticulture 5005
Register by Feb. 29: $78
Register after Feb. 29: $90

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Laura Davis is the author of 7 non-fiction books, including The Courage to Heal, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be and I Thought We’d Never Speak Again. She teaches weekly writing workshops and has been mentoring and supporting writers for the past 16 years.

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Memoir Writing

Memoir Writing: Exploring Memories and Meaning In this workshop you will explore some of the poignant memories and stories that have shaped your life. With innovative exercises for eliciting memories and writing memoirs, you will discover stories that may surprise you with their power for self-discovery. As you reflect upon the events that make up your life, you will notice the continuous thread that weaves through your experiences, deepening an understanding of who you are, and offering a sense of clarity, meaning, and purpose for your life.

Sat., April 30
10 am- 4 pm
Room: HORT 5005

Register by Feb. 29: $65
Register after Feb. 29: $76

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Lauren Mari-Navarro, is a trained facilitator of the Soul Collage® Method encouraging creativity and self-discovery. She has a private practice in the Santa Cruz community.

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Chi Aura Integration - Level I

Chi-Aura Integration is a complementary alternative healing method using the vital life force. Chi-Aura is a set of skills used to read the health of the body and facilitate healing and balance. This method can be used by individuals for self-healing or by the practitioner in relationship with their patients. By learning how to relax into a state of mind that is able to "read" the energy field of the body and to work hands-on with the out -of-balance conditions which lead to illness, the nurse to patient relationship can be greatly enhanced by incorporating these skills.

This 2-day workshop will teach techniques that will elicit the relaxation response and help develop the "Awakened Mind State". You will learn to perform the specific Chi-Aura Integration hand positions learning specific acupoints, energy centers and parts of the body to release muscle tension and induce the relaxation response to promote healing. Chi-Aura Integration is relevant to nursing because it develops the nurse's ability to improve their effectiveness in treating clients.

This course is approved for 18 CEU's for Nurses, 14 CEU's for massage therapists, and 15 CEH's for acupuncturists. A free downloadable manual is available to registered students before class.

Sat & Sun. April 9 & 10
9 am - 5:30 pm
Room: 406

Register by Feb. 29: $145
Register after Feb. 29: $158
includes comprehensive manual

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Timothy Dunphy has taught Chi-Aura Integration for over 22 years in the US and Europe, enhancing participant's personal growth and their therapeutic relationship to others.


 

 

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