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UW-Waukesha Continuing Education Classes for the week of February 19-25, 2012

Feb. 10, 2012

The following February 19-25, 2012 courses are offered through University of Wisconsin–Waukesha Continuing Education, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI. 53188.

UW-Waukesha Continuing Education offers excellent instructors, from theatre professional Steve Decker to recognized wellness consultant, Dr. Arthur Rapkin; Instructors who work in their fields and have hands on training that translates into providing outstanding instruction to our students. We also have NEW classes this spring that are sure to please and expand your horizons! To register, visit the Web site,; or call 262-521-5460.

Culinary Delights & Curtain Calls
Tour facilitated by UW-Waukesha Professor, Steven Decker In round-robin fashion, this new theatrical partnership with UW-Waukesha Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Ensemble, Falls Patio Players and the Waukesha Civic Theatre, is sure to entice the most seasoned theatre enthusiast! The curtain rises with Almost Maine, The Miracle Worker and The Three Musketeers. We will dine, learn and enjoy these theatrical gems in our own backyard! Three shows, three brunches, three spotlight discussions and transportation...all for the low price of $99! Break bread and break a leg with the hottest ticket in town! Meet at UW-Waukesha, Commons Building-Private Dining Room, transportation is provided to Falls Patio Players and Waukesha Civic Theatre.

***Missed the 1st selection? Call our office for availability for our future brunch/shows***

Almost, Maine-A Comedy
By John Cariani
Sunday, February 19, 11:45am-5:30pm Falls Patio Players (Menomonee Falls)

The Miracle Worker-A Drama
By William Gibson
Sunday, March 11 at 12:00pm-5:30pm
Waukesha Civic Theatre (Waukesha)

The Three Musketeers-An Adventure
By Ken Ludwig Sunday, April 15 at 12:30pm-5:30pm
UW-Waukesha Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Ensemble

NEW! Achieving Wellness
Instructor, Arthur Rapkin Be in charge of your health! Travel down the road to wellness by learning how to reverse disease such as diabetes, chronic pain and weight-related health problems. Weekly topics include common health myths, and how to create and maintain personal vitality as we find the connection between the mind, body and spirit.
M, Feb 20-March 26, 6:30pm-7:30pm, $59

NEW! Crazy Horse, Custer and the Great Sioux War
Instructor, Donald Valentino
Are you a fan of the History Channel? History lovers will discover who’s “Last Stand” it was at Little Bighorn— Custer’s or the Sioux nation! We will look at the battle of “Little Big Horn” on June 25, 1876, as well as the major personalities involved and the struggle between the two civilizations which led to 268 troopers’ deaths of the 7th Calvary. Though no one will know exactly what Custer was thinking as he led his men along the bluffs above the Little Bighorn, this class will review new research based on an archeological examination of the battlefield and shed more light on the battle itself.
T, Feb 21-March 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $59

Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting
Instructor, Gael Riverz
Oil Painting is easier than you think…especially with one-on-one attention and guidance given to both beginning and intermediate artists. Beginners will learn basic tools needed to produce a successful painting with the goal for our intermediate students to develop his or her own style as an artist. Each week topics such as composition, color theory, studies in still life, landscape and painting from photographs will be explored with painting demonstrations by the instructor.
T, Feb 21–Apr 3, 6:00pm-8:30pm, $119

NEW! Ten Chimneys Foundation Docent Training Course
Instructor, Kristine Weir-Martell, Director of Program
In 2003, TEN CHIMNEYS, the home lovingly created by Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, opened to the public as a world-class house museum and national resource for theatre, arts, and arts education. Since then, we’ve welcomed thousands of guests from around the world who, like Lunt friends Noël Coward, Helen Hayes, Laurence Olivier and the like, came to be inspired and beguiled and relish their time in the country. With Lunt-like attention and care, guests are led through the estate by our knowledgeable Docents who have successfully completed an in¬tensive, comprehensive 14-week training program. For the first time ever, Ten Chimneys Foundation is proud to partner with UW-Waukesha to offer this nationally recognized Docent Training Course for Continuing Education Units (CEU).

The Docent Training Course includes a historical study of the Lunts and their era, an in-depth exploration of the decorative arts found at Ten Chimneys, and a focus on the core values for which the Lunts were best remembered. Those who successfully complete the training will join our remarkable corps of volunteers and make a commitment to offer at least 10 volunteer hours each month of the tour season (May through mid-November). Active Docents are also invited to attend volunteer meetings held 4 times a year, participate in continuing education sessions, and gather for a much-anticipated Volunteer Picnic held on the estate grounds. The heart of the Ten Chimneys tour experience is storytelling, and our passionate, highly trained Docents have an important role in bringing the Lunts’ most memorable stories to life. We invite you to join our corps of volunteers who, in addition to a rewarding and revered role at Ten Chimneys, find inspiration, personal growth, and a delightful community of eclectic friends.
T, Feb 21–April 24, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $25
May 1-May 22; (4 weeks of individualized scheduling that includes practice tours and one-on-one time with Docent mentors.)

Safe Social Networking
Instructor, Brian Oswald
Feel secure about using Facebook and Twitter. If you are curious what everyone else, such as current or future bosses can see, what your children are telling the world or what your parents can read about you, this course is for you. Find out how to make sure your data is truly safe.
W, Feb 22-29, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $59

Discovering Mobile Technology
Instructor, Brian Oswald
Don’t be afraid of mobile technology. Heard about Android Phones, but not sure why a robot needs a phone? Curious about the Amazon Kindle Fire, or the Apple iPad? Take a look at the various options in mobile computing, from the smartphones through to tablets, eReaders, netbooks, notebooks, and laptops.
Th, Feb 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $19

NEW! What Handwriting Reveals and How It Can Change Your Life
Instructor, Lisa Schuetz
Read between the lines! Check out what handwriting analysis is and isn’t, as well as what is behind investigating the neuroscience of thought and the reading of expressive gestures. Join professional handwriting examiner Lisa Schuetz in helping you determine what your signature really means.
Th, Feb 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $19


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