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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Computers, Technology, Math and Science - Spring 2019

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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iPhone Basics                                   

Friday                                  CO191058           

1:30-3:00                             

Jan 4, 11, 25

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Have you recently started using an iPhone? Don’t know much about the iPhone you have and want to learn to do more with it? This interactive class will help you learn the basics about your physical iPhone, the Cloud, iCloud, and basic features in iPhone texting, calling, FaceTime, Email and Apple Pay Cash. Then you’ll learn how to search for and download apps, how to use Safari to surf the Web, and more, as time allows. All students are encouraged to ask questions anytime. To be ready for class, you’ll need your fully charged iPhone 5s or newer, your Apple ID password, and your Cellular Data Plan. If you don’t know what these are, you’ll find out in class.

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Ice Flowers and Other Frozen Beauties                                

Thursday                                            CO191097           

10:00-11:00                        

Jan 10, 17

Instructor(s): Jim Carter

In December 2003, the instructor discovered attractive formations of ice on some plant stems. He had never seen anything like this! Since then, he has learned much about such ice formations from observation, emails and web pages. Such formations are known as Ice Flowers and Frost Flowers. This type of ice forms in nature when the air temperature falls below freezing but water in the stems and soil is still liquid. This course will start with many photos and will evolve based on the interest and experience of attendees. Not all plants produce Ice Flowers, but some plants that do may be in your own garden. In 2005, the instructor found the juxtaposition of three types of ice formations at nearby Amelia Wildlife Management Area which helped him understand the process in which they form. Students will learn about Needle Ice in the soil, ribbons of ice extruded from pipes and ice spikes growing from bottle caps. See this website for a sneak preview: http://my.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/ice/radio/.

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Exploring the Internet                                  

Monday                                              CO191057           

9:30-11:00                          

Jan 28, Feb 4

Instructor(s): Lewis Levi

This course 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.

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Intermediate iPhone and iPad A                                             

Friday                                  CO191092           

1:30-3:00                             

Feb 1, 8, 15

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. If you have used your iPhone or iPad a while and are comfortable with it, and you want to learn more about its features, and at a faster pace than the Basics classes, this course is for you. NOTE: After you are bored in either the iPhone Basics or iPad Basics classes, you are ready for this class, too. This interactive class will help you learn about the Cloud, extensive and exhaustive use of iCloud, texting, FaceTime, Email and setting up Apple Wallet. Other secondary Apple apps such as Books, iTunes University, and Photos will also be covered. In the third class, students determine the class content with their questions. All students are encouraged to ask questions anytime. To be ready for class, you’ll need your fully charged iPad 3rd generation or newer (not iPad 2), or your iPhone 5s or newer. You’ll also need your Apple ID password and your Cellular Data Plan.

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Mathemagic                                     

Wednesday                                      CO191075           

2:30-4:00                             

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Wells Iles

The earliest magicians were actually mathematicians. Learn how they made simple tricks with numbers appear magical. This class will explore magic squares, the number 9, and the secrets of performing mental calculations. Topics will include cube roots, binary numbers, and ternary numbers. Students will learn how to use math to determine the day of the week on which they were born, and the day of the week for any date in history. Students should bring a calculator.

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Microsoft Excel: The Basics and More!                                 

Monday                                              CO191021           

9:30-11:00                          

Feb 11, 25, March 4, 11

Instructor(s): Joanna Lurie

Have fun and take advantage of the many features in Excel! Learn to format lists and sort text, manipulate columns and rows, and add enhancements to a spreadsheet. Build formulas, use preset auto formulas, and handle several worksheets in a workbook. Students need to bring a laptop with a minimum of Microsoft Excel 2010 installed. The classes are informal, and there is always lots of time for questions.

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Celestial Navigation                                      

Thursday                                            CO191080           

2:00-3:30                             

Feb 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Mark Swearengen

This course will examine basic methods for keeping track of one’s position when at sea, using the sun, moon, planets and stars. A fellow LLI Member and student of navigation will lead the course. It is not intended to train students to be qualified navigators and will not explore astrology or astronomy. Students will not be required to purchase text material or navigation plotting tools and may contact the instructor to obtain more information about the class. Subjects to be discussed will include latitude and longitude, Greenwich hour angle, declination, local hour angle, geographical position of the body, celestial horizon, meridian passage, sidereal hour angle, right ascension, azimuth, intercept, and other aspects.

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Needled Evergreens for Chesterfield County                                    

Monday                                              CO191123           

11:30-1:00                          

March 4

Instructor(s): Sandy Fry

Learn about the characteristics and uses of needled evergreens. See examples of pine, spruce, hemlock, cedar, yew, arborvitae, juniper, cypress, and cryptomeria. Discuss the care, pruning, common diseases, and pests of evergreens.

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iPad Basics                                         

Friday                                  CO191046           

1:30-3:00                             

March 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Have you recently started using an iPad? Don’t know much about the iPad you have and want to learn to do more with it? This interactive class will help you learn the basics about your physical iPad, the Cloud, iCloud, and basic features in iPad texting, calling, FaceTime and Email. Then you’ll learn how to search for and download apps, how to use Safari to surf the Web, and more, as time allows. All students are encouraged to ask questions anytime. To be ready for class, you’ll need your fully charged iPad 3rd generation or newer (not iPad 2), your Apple ID password, and your Cellular Data Plan. If you don’t know what these are, you’ll find out in class.

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Heavenly Hydrangeas A                                              

Monday                                              CO191110           

9:30-11:00                          

March 18

Instructor(s): Sandy Fry

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Why are my hydrangeas not performing well? How should I care for and prune my hydrangeas? Which of the five species commonly found in the Richmond area would be best for my location and purposes? Join this class to enjoy pictures of the many varieties of hydrangeas and learn how to care for them, especially when and how to prune the different varieties.

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Heavenly Hydrangeas B                                              

Monday                                              CO191111           

9:30-11:00                          

March 25

Instructor(s): Sandy Fry

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Why are my hydrangeas not performing well? How should I care for and prune my hydrangeas? Which of the five species commonly found in the Richmond area would be best for my location and purposes? Join this class to enjoy pictures of the many varieties of hydrangeas and learn how to care for them, especially when and how to prune the different varieties.

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Intermediate iPhone and iPad B                                              

Friday                                  CO191093           

1:30-3:00                             

April 12, 26, May 3

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. If you have used your iPhone or iPad a while and are comfortable with it, and you want to learn more about its features, and at a faster pace than the Basics classes, this course is for you. NOTE: After you are bored in either the iPhone Basics or iPad Basics classes, you are ready for this class, too. This interactive class will help you learn about the Cloud, extensive and exhaustive use of iCloud, texting, FaceTime, Email and setting up Apple Wallet. Other secondary Apple apps such as Books, iTunes University, and Photos will also be covered. In the third class, students determine the class content with their questions. All students are encouraged to ask questions anytime. To be ready for class, you’ll need your fully charged iPad 3rd generation or newer (not iPad 2), or your iPhone 5s or newer. You’ll also need your Apple ID password and your Cellular Data Plan.

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