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Relax with Yoga, Go Green, or Get Savvy at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

ROWAN-CABARRUS OFFERS NEW PERSONAL ENRICHMENT IN EVERYTHING FROM UPCYCLING AND YOGA TO CAKE DECORATING AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is gearing up for spring and honoring Earth Day with a variety of Earth-friendly and other enriching classes. Whether you are looking to go a little “greener” at home, discover the art of Bonsai, or get in shape for the beach, we have the classes you need at Rowan-Cabarrus! Whatever the interest, we’ve got it all! There are a plethora of new classes and topics to explore this spring, so bring your friends and join in on the fun!

 

The college aims to provide the communities of Rowan and Cabarrus Counties with affordable and accessible courses for both personal and professional development. Please call 704-216-7222 as soon as possible to reserve your spot in one of these exciting classes! Additionally, you can register online for most classes – just go to www.rccc.edu, select WebAdvisor at the top of the page, click “Students”, then “Register and pay for Continuing Education Classes”. You may also visit the website at http://www.rccc.edu/enrichment/ for more information. Please visit for additional information and to voice your thoughts on other classes you’d like to see offered.

Fortify Your Fitness (and Finish a 5K!)

The benefits of running/walking are many and can change your life. Participants will learn and apply usable information on running topics such as running form, stretching, strengthening, nutrition, injury prevention, safety and race day preparation. Included is individual coaching with your own training schedule from a certified running coach, personal trainer, and wellness professional as well as a dry-fit technical shirt! In just eight weeks, you can go from beginner to completion of a 5K. This class is ideal for new runners and walkers as well as previous runners who need a restart. Please bring water, a pen, and appropriate running apparel for the first class distance of half of a mile (don’t worry about purchasing new shoes, because we’ll discuss shoes and equipment in class #2)

Date(s): Mondays March 18, 2013 – May 6, 2013
Time: 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, RCCC Building, Room #202
Registration Fee: $60
Instructor: Freeze
Hours: 10

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Date(s): Thursdays March 21, 2013 – May 9, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, RCCC Building, Room #202
Registration Fee: $60
Instructor: Freeze
Hours: 10

Cake Decorating

Learn the basics of cake decorating in this hands-on class! Skills to be covered include fondant techniques, buttercream techniques & structure/stacking of cakes. The registration fee does not include all supplies. A supply list is provided at http://www.rccc.edu/enrichment/events/ under “Cake Decorating.” Please register soon, as class size is limited!

Date(s): Monday and Wednesday March 25 and March 27, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4133
Registration Fee: $70 (plus supplies)
Instructor: Roten
Hours: 8

Beginning Yoga – (6 weeks)

This course introduces the fundamentals of Yoga with a focus on proper breathing techniques, relaxation and correct body positions. Yoga is an exercise that strengthens the body and mind through exercises in relaxation and balance. Space is limited to facilitate individualized instruction. Bring a Yoga Mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Date(s): Wednesdays March 27, 2013 – May 1, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Location: North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4124 (Aerobics Room)
Registration Fee: $50
Instructor: Grant
Hours: 7.5

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Date(s): Thursdays April 18, 2013 – May 23, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Location: North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4124 (Aerobics Room)
Registration Fee: $50
Instructor: Tannehill

Hours: 7.5

Power Vinyasa Yoga – (6 weeks)

Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Power Vinyasa Yoga combines a series of poses with the power of inhaling and exhaling to achieve mind-body balance. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Like all styles of yoga, Vinyasa has both mental and physical benefits. Open to beginners and experienced students alike and regardless of age or physical ability, this class is a great place to start practicing yoga and to continue challenging oneself. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, and water.

Date(s): Wednesdays April 3, 2013 – May 8, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Location: NCRC, Kannapolis, RCCC Building, Room 219
Registration Fee: $50
Instructor: Wheeler
Hours: 7.5

Sell It Online!

Are you confused and/or intimidated about selling your stuff online? Are you a buyer and seller? Do you go to flea markets, yard sales and auctions looking for treasures to sell? Do you have items sitting in the attic or basement that you need to get sold? Do you want to build and internet presence to sell these items? If you said yes please join us for this exciting class! This class will introduce you to the world of online auction sites such as TIAS, ETSY, EBAY, Ruby Lane and Proxibid and more! We will discuss the pros and cons of each site, look at business requirements, explore shipping alternatives and so much more. Each student will be allowed to bring one item that we will research, price, build the description, take photographs, and then post for sale online through an auction platform of your choice!

Date(s): Tuesdays April 9, 2013 – April 30, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4126
Registration Fee: $65
Instructor: Palinkas
Hours: 12

Upcycling 101

Feeling crafty? This course is designed for the creatives and the want-to-be-creatives who like to find purpose in all things ‘vintage.’ You will learn the basics of turning the old into something new and useful, all while getting those creative juices flowing and practicing environmental sustainability throughout the course, you will create an organizational board to be used for memos, keys, jewelry…you decide! Each student is asked to bring a frame of choice (recommended minimum size of 11”x14”) to class (think window frames, old prints in the attic, yard sale finds). All other materials and supplies are provided.

Date(s): Tuesdays April 9, 2013 and April 16, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Trashed Creative Recycling Studio in Historic Downtown Concord
Registration Fee: $45
Instructor: Garmon
Hours: 4

Introduction to Bonsai

This course is designed to give participants an introduction to bonsai. After a short lecture and demonstration on style and care aspects, each student will create their very own bonsai from scratch. With guidance from the instructor participants will style, wire, and transplant their newly created bonsai into a bonsai container. Not only will you leave the class with your very own bonsai tree, but the information needed to care for it! Included in the class: plant (garden juniper), bonsai container, wire, bonsai soil, and as an added bonus, students will receive bonsai shears – yet the true value of this class is in the instructions on care and styling!

Supplies to bring: Imagination and creativity is a must! It is also recommended that you bring gardening gloves… we will get dirty hands when repotting, and juniper foliage is sometimes a little prickly.

Date(s): Friday, April 12, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Rufty Holmes Senior Center, Salisbury, Craft Room
Registration Fee: $80
Instructor: Harris
Hours: 4

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Date(s): Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, RCCC Building, Room 115
Registration Fee: $80
Instructor: Harris
Hours: 4

Bright Ideas for Going Green at Home

Learn great ideas to start saving energy and money in this “green” class by Ken Clifton. Topics will include solar energy, home energy audits, efficient lighting and insulation, and electric cars and charging stations. To learn more about Ken Clifton and his exciting energy projects, visit http://www.kenclifton.com/

Date(s): Friday, April 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
Location: Rufty Holmes Senior Center, Salisbury, Multipurpose Room
Registration Fee: $25
Instructor: Clifton
Hours: 2

Basics of Solar Electric Generation

Learn how you can utilize the sun to generate electricity with solar panels. This class will cover the details and process of purchasing and installing solar panels on or around your residence or business. To learn more about the instructor and his renewable energy projects, visit http://www.kenclifton.com/

Date(s): Friday, April 26, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4133
Registration Fee: $25
Instructor: Clifton
Hours: 2

Digital Photography: How To Use Your Digital Camera

These classes will cover the basics of digital photography, teaching you to use your own camera. The classes are perfect for realtors, novice photographers, or anyone who would like to take better vacation photos.

Students should bring their textbook, camera, storage card, batteries, USB Cables, and manual. The registration fee is $ 100 and does not include the textbook (Welcome to Digital Photography – 2nd Edition, ISBN: 978-1-59136-175-6 or 978-1-59136-065-0).

Date(s): Fridays. May 17, 2013 – June 14, 2013 (no class on June 7)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4128
Registration Fee: $100 plus textbook
Instructor: Winslow
Hours: 12

Motorcycle Basic Rider Course (BRC)

Co-sponsored by the NC Motorcycle Safety Education Program and RideNow Powersports, this course teaches the skills needed to operate a motorcycle safely in traffic. The class is designed for new riders who have never ridden a motorcycle, and for re entry riders who have not ridden in a long time, however, experienced riders have also found it to be quite beneficial. The student learns the location and operation of the controls of the motorcycle. Students will practice riding to demonstrate they have the strength, balance and coordination to perform straight-line riding, shifting, turning and stopping exercises. Students will learn street riding strategies needed for riding on the highway in traffic, as well as skills to avoid accidents, including emergency braking, swerving and proper cornering techniques.

We provide the motorcycles, but ask that you bring your own DOT approved helmet (must be ¾ or more). In addition, you will be required to wear eye protection, a long sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants (preferably denim), over the ankle footwear and full-fingered gloves (preferably leather). “Acceptable Footwear for Riding Activities” includes any over-the-ankle leather footwear. Hiking boots and tennis-type shoes that cover the ankle and are reinforced with padding and thick canvas or leather are also acceptable.

Successful completion of the BRC will earn you a skills waiver card for the NCDMV. This means the DMV will not require you to take their motorcycle riding test. You will still be required to visit your local DMV office and take their written exam before being issued a motorcycle endorsement. The following weekend classes meet on Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. & Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. and require full attendance for successful completion. The classes are held at RideNow Powersports, Concord (254 Concord Parkway South). The registration fee for all Basic Rider Courses is $169. Please register early, as class size is very limited and classes fill quickly!

  •  Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24 *Full
  •  Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14 *Full
  •  Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28
  •  Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12
  •  Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26
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