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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Computers, Technology, Math and Science - Summer 2017  

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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iPad Basics A                                     

Thursday                                            CO172046           

1:00-2:30                             

May 4, 11, 18

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This class is for those who consider themselves beginners in the use of their iPads. In a friendly, patient, interactive learning environment, you will build your confidence in the skills you already know. In addition, you will learn how to use the basic functions of the iPad. This class is not intended for intermediate or advanced users. Students should own an iPad 2 or newer to take this course.

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Microsoft Excel: The Basics                                        

Monday                                              CO172021           

9:30-11:00                          

May 8, 15, 22, June 12

Instructor(s): Joanna Lurie

Take advantage of the many features in Excel. Build formulas, use preset auto formulas, and handle several worksheets in a workbook. Format lists and sort text, manipulate columns and rows, and add enhancements to the spreadsheet! A limited number of laptops will be available for students without laptops. The classes are informal and there is always time for questions.

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Introduction to Uber and Lyft with UZURV: On Demand Transportation A                                           

Tuesday                                              CO172086           

1:00-2:30                             

May 9

Instructor(s): Trish FitzPatrick

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This class is an introduction to the concept and use of the Transportation Network Companies (TNC), Uber and Lyft, and the reservation app UZURV. The course will cover download of these apps as well as guidance on safe use. Instruction will include: download and account set-up; use of the TNC apps to request a ride; explanation of information on the Uber/Lyft app screens; how to get a fare estimate; surge pricing; ride cancellation; finding and organizing your receipts. In addition, the use of UZURV to make a reservation and to find favorite drivers for more customized and safer rides will be covered. Student should bring a smartphone to class.

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Cable TV Alternatives A                                               

Friday                                  CO172076           

9:30-11:00                          

May 12, 19

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Is your cable TV bill increasing every year?  Have you ever wondered what you’re really paying for?  This course will cover your bill in detail and explain all the charges.  Additionally, alternatives to regular cable TV will be explored and explained.  Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their cable bill to class along with a listing of the TV channels they normally view.  The course is casual with lots of times for questions.

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The Golden Ratio                                           

Friday                                  CO172096           

11:30-12:30                        

May 12

Instructor(s): James Calpin

This course will present the story of PHI, the world's most astonishing number. Students will explore the history and mystery of this remarkable number and where it is found in Mathematics, Nature, Art, Science, and Architecture. It will also be found in its aliases known as The Divine Ratio, The Fibonacci Series, The Golden Triangle and others.

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Introduction to 3D Printing A                                    

Tuesday                                              CO172073           

9:30-10:30                          

May 16

Instructor(s): Ben Strohm

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Have you heard about 3D printing but not had the opportunity to really learn about it yet? 3D Printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. Come see a 3D printer in action and learn about the science of 3D printing, how it works, what scientists, engineers and regular folks are using it for, and how you can get started designing your own objects. There will be ample time for questions and answers!

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iPhone Basics A                                               

Thursday                                            CO172058           

1:00-2:30                             

May 25, June 1, 8

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Want feel more comfortable and confident with your iPhone? This class is for you. Join us for interactive using of the basic features of your iPhone. This class is for people who consider themselves to be true beginners in using their iPhone. More advanced users should sign up for the iPhone Intermediate class. For this class, you will need an iPhone, your Apple ID, and Apple Password. We have a very patient atmosphere. Hope to see you!

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Windows 10 Basics A                                    

Friday                                  CO172067           

9:30-11:00                          

June 2, 9

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B or C) to allow all students a chance to participate. Have you upgraded your computer to Windows 10?  This course will focus on what you need to know AFTER you've upgraded with an emphasis on what’s changed and how to find things in the new environment.  If you have a laptop with Windows 10, you can bring it along but it is not necessary to have it on hand for the course.  The course is casual with lots of times for questions.

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Mosquito Control                                           

Tuesday                                              CO172069           

10:00-11:00                        

June 13

Instructor(s): Sandy Fry

Mosquitos that carry the Zika and West Nile Viruses are here in the Richmond area. Learn how to drastically limit the number of mosquitoes in your yard.

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Cable TV Alternatives B                                               

Thursday                                            CO172077           

9:30-11:00                          

June 15, 22

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Is your cable TV bill increasing every year?  Have you ever wondered what you’re really paying for?  This course will cover your bill in detail and explain all the charges.  Additionally, alternatives to regular cable TV will be explored and explained.  Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their cable bill to class along with a listing of the TV channels they normally view.  The course is casual with lots of times for questions.

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Intermediate iPhone A                                

Friday                                  CO172092           

1:00-2:30                             

June 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Want to further your knowledge and use of your iPhone? Join us for our interactive learning and practice. Each of the three classes covers different material, and as a result, you will get a lot more out of your iPhone. This class is for those who have confidence in their current use of their iPhone, and want to learn more. This is for those who want to advance to the more complicated use of their iPhone. This class is not for beginners. For this class, you need your iPhone, your Apple ID, and your Apple Password.

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Composting 101                                              

Tuesday                                              CO172095           

10:00-11:00                        

June 20

Instructor(s): Sandy Fry

Join this class to learn from your fellow LLI member how to turn your yard waste into a golden enhancement for your soil.

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iPad Basics B                                     

Friday                                  CO172047           

1:00-2:30                             

July 7, 14, 21

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This class is for those who consider themselves beginners in the use of their iPads. In a friendly, patient, interactive learning environment, you will build your confidence in the skills you already know. In addition, you will learn how to use the basic functions of the iPad. This class is not intended for intermediate or advanced users. Students should own an iPad 2 or newer to take this course.

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Windows 10 Basics B                                     

Thursday                                            CO172072           

9:30-11:00                          

July 27, August 3

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B or C) to allow all students a chance to participate. Have you upgraded your computer to Windows 10?  This course will focus on what you need to know AFTER you've upgraded with an emphasis on what’s changed and how to find things in the new environment.  If you have a laptop with Windows 10, you can bring it along but it is not necessary to have it on hand for the course.  The course is casual with lots of times for questions.

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iPhone Basics B                                               

Friday                                  CO172059           

1:00-2:30                             

July 28, August 4, 11

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Want feel more comfortable and confident with your iPhone? This class is for you. Join us for interactive using of the basic features of your iPhone. This class is for people who consider themselves to be true beginners in using their iPhone. More advanced users should sign up for the iPhone Intermediate class. For this class, you will need an iPhone, your Apple ID, and Apple Password. We have a very patient atmosphere. Hope to see you!

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Exploring the Internet                                  

Tuesday                                              CO172057           

9:30-11:00                          

August 8, 15

Instructor(s): Lewis Levi

This class aims to answer the following questions: “What is the Internet and how does it work?”, “How can I better use my web browser (Internet Explorer or Chrome) to surf or explore the Internet?”, “What are the benefits of using the Internet in my everyday life?”, and “How can I do this safely?”. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops or other internet-capable device; however, all students will benefit from the information presented in this class.

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Introduction to 3D Printing B                                     

Wednesday                                      CO172074           

11:30-12:30                        

August 9

Instructor(s): Ben Strohm

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Have you heard about 3D printing but not had the opportunity to really learn about it yet? 3D Printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. Come see a 3D printer in action and learn about the science of 3D printing, how it works, what scientists, engineers and regular folks are using it for, and how you can get started designing your own objects. There will be ample time for questions and answers!

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The Great American Eclipse on August 21,2017                                 

Friday                                  CO172085           

11:30-12:30                        

August 11

Instructor(s): James Calpin

This is a repeat course with some updates to prior courses on preparing for the total solar eclipse coming this summer on August 21, 2017. It will target those who will not be able to travel to locations where the Sun's Totality is visible.

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Intermediate iPhone B                                

Thursday                                            CO172093           

9:30-11:00                          

August 17, 24, 31

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Want to further your knowledge and use of your iPhone? Join us for our interactive learning and practice. Each of the three classes covers different material, and as a result, you will get a lot more out of your iPhone. This class is for those who have confidence in their current use of their iPhone, and want to learn more. This is for those who want to advance to the more complicated use of their iPhone. This class is not for beginners. For this class, you need your iPhone, your Apple ID, and your Apple Password.

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Introduction to Uber and Lyft with UZURV: On Demand Transportation B                                            

Tuesday                                              CO172087           

1:00-2:30                             

August 22

Instructor(s): Trish FitzPatrick

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This class is an introduction to the concept and use of the Transportation Network Companies (TNC), Uber and Lyft, and the reservation app UZURV. The course will cover download of these apps as well as guidance on safe use. Instruction will include: download and account set-up; use of the TNC apps to request a ride; explanation of information on the Uber/Lyft app screens; how to get a fare estimate; surge pricing; ride cancellation; finding and organizing your receipts. In addition, the use of UZURV to make a reservation and to find favorite drivers for more customized and safer rides will be covered. Student should bring a smartphone to class.

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