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Registration for winter/spring 2019 classes has begun. Classes are listed below.

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Current Classes - information and registration

    • 18 Feb 2019
    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Sonoran Room
    • 7


    Marv Goldberg, Mondays 10 am - 12 noon

    Sonoran Room, February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

    This course reviews: 1) the understandings advertisers have developed of the consumer’s psychology and behavior and 2) the strategies they use based on these understandings to influence the consumer’s perceptions, knowledge, attitudes and actions towards the brands/products they sell. Attention is paid to the science/research that underpins these understandings/strategies. Central to this approach is the view that a key role of advertisers/marketers is to bridge the “gaps” that inevitably exist between the seller and the buyer. These include, as an example, the gap in experience and perspective that a 45-year-old marketer has in trying to “reach” and sell a product to either a 20-year-old or a 70-year-old. Classes will be guided by power point presentations with print ads and TV commercials used extensively to illustrate the points covered.

    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Sonoran room
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Karen Gray, Tuesdays 2 - 4 pm

    Sonoran Room, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26

    This course will encompass discussions of the geologic events and processes that formed Arizona’s diverse geology. There will be a special emphasis on the Tucson Mountains, the Catalina Mountains and the Grand Canyon.  Three optional field trips will be included: 1) To Catalina State Park, a short drive from SaddleBrooke, 2) To Summerhaven, at the top of the Catalina Mountains, and 3) Four short hikes through the Tucson Mountains. The dates and times for the field trips will be determined by class consensus. Each participant is required to sign a waiver in order to participate in any of the field trips.

    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Sonoran room
    • 2

    Robert Springer, Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon

    Sonoran Room, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

    This course discusses the incredible human visual perception system. While the eye is often simply compared to a camera, in this course participants will learn that the visual system is, in fact, very different than that of a camera. Instead of a cameras sharp lens, humans actually have two low-quality lenses. The images that enter the eye travel through a substantial number of blood vessels before getting to the eye's retina. Amazingly, the visual system erases these blood vessels from view. In addition, the retina has a hole in it that the visual system somehow fills in. The retinal film contains about 130 million receptors but contains only about 1 million nerves connecting those receptors to the brain. The class will discuss why there are so many receptors for each nerve and the fascinating image processing that results from this interconnection of many receptors to few nerves.


    The human eye constantly shakes. The eye must shake or the image seen will disappear. Interestingly, images are not seen all at once. Participants will discuss how the visual system breaks down images into pieces and gathers information on edges, motion, direction, and color for each piece. Then attendees will see how the system puts all these pieces back together into the complete "picture" that is seen at any moment. The course will conclude with discussions of visual problems that occur as we age.

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Cactus Room
    • 14

    Boyd Bosma, Thursdays 10 am - 12 noon

    Cactus Room, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

    Since the beginning, our country has considered itself a beacon of human and civil rights in the world, but the ideals of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution have not always applied to all of our people. Achieving the promises of the Bill of Rights and the ideals that made our nation great has required constant effort and sacrifice. Our generation took part in one of the most amazing and consequential social revolutions in our nations history. This course will review some of the key people and events that helped to change our nation, with emphasis on the civil rights movement of half a century ago and the achievements it helped bring about that changed all our lives. The course is led by a participant in many of the struggles of that time.


    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Sonoran Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Andrea Molberg, Mondays 2 - 4 pm

    Sonoran Room,  February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

    As you know, conflict is both difficult and common. In this course, you will get a practical understanding of what sparks conflict and what makes it difficult to manage. Additionally,  specific approaches, tips, and skills for effectively handing tough interactions will be discussed. Classes will focus on choosing a conflict management style for the situation, eliminating conflict resolution barriers, reducing defensiveness, using helpful words and phrases, and finding workable solutions to improve relationships.

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