Spring 2017 Lifelong Learning Series

Spring 2017 Lifelong Learning Lecture Series on Thursdays at 5:30 pm, April 13-May 18, 2017

We are excited to announce this spring’s full schedule of speakers!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Community Solar vs. Residential Solar: An Affordable Revolution       Presenters: Karen Goodwin, Doug Large, and Jonathan Dobson                          

What are the present realities of going solar in Archuleta County?  Join FORE (F.riends o.f R.enewable E.nergy) Pagosa to learn about an exciting new concept involving a community-wide approach to solar.  What is stopping Archuleta County from moving to the forefront of this subject?  Nothing.  Unless we all remain passive.  This presentation will demonstrate that Pagosa is primed, against all odds, to start something truly meaningful in the field of solar energy.

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017                                                                              

Climate Reality -Meeting the Challenge Head On       Presenters: Holly Metzler

This presentation will discuss the causes and effects of climate change, and what we can do about it. As a life-long resident of Pagosa Springs, CO, Holly Metzler was first introduced to the concept of climate change by Dr. Jamison as a student at Fort Lewis College in the early ‘90’s.  As the years have progressed, she has witnessed the predictions of the effects of climate change happen right here in our region of the world. She is currently working on her Masters in Environmental Policy from the University of Denver.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017                                                                                     

The Wellness Game         Presenters: Dr. Dean Sanna and Amanda Beasley

Join Dr. Dean Sanna and Amanda Beasley in an interactive lecture and hands-on activity using the Wellness Game they have developed.  Find out how a person can develop a daily health practice, which research has proven to be essential for being and staying healthy. Learn ways to improve and maintain your health with foundational exercises, breathing, meditation, movement, and visions.  This presentation will also touch on how to calm your mind and ground your body using simple breathing techniques.

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017                                                                                    

Romancing the Old West      Presenters:  San Juan Shootists

The San Juan Shootists are a community organization and club that teaches safe and responsible firearms handling while promoting a sport steeped in the romance and legend of the Old West.  This engaging presentation will  feature the San Juan Shootists, including Mongo, Wench, Possum, and Honey Badger, in period costumes with their .45 caliber single action Colts.  This presentation will include a live demo (minus the bullets!).

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017                                                                               

What to Know as a First Time Homebuyer        Presenter: Cimarrona Kelley

This class is intended to educate a future home buyer on the process of buying a home.  This talk will cover the process, money needed to buy a home, credit needed and what loan programs are available.

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017                                                                                      

Color Me Eclectic with Spring Bouquets        Presenter: Stephanie Morrow

Flowers not only enhance the beauty of our homes, but also say a lot about you personally. Take time to nurture your creative self and smell the flowers.  Join us for a fun, hands-on presentation where you will have the opportunity to create, learn about yourself, and bring home a beautiful bouquet made by you and for you!  Presenter Stephanie Morrow has spent the last 20+ years in Floral Design, Therapeutic Life Coaching, and Energy Healing, following her intuition, creative urges, and non-traditional life path.

 

 

 

 

 

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