Encore Education Centre
146 Chevrier Ave.,
Cornwall, ON K6H 1S1
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Registration opens August 29, 2018

#01-GETTING TO KNOW THE iPAD
This course is designed for those with limited knowledge of Apple devices such as the iPhone and iPad and for those who wish to refresh their knowledge. In this course, we will use an iPad for demonstration purposes. We will use a lock step approach featuring hands-on activities and proceed at a comfortable pace. Based on what time allows topics addressed may include an introduction to; using IOS, using the keyboard, browsing with Safari, installing and managing apps, iPad settings, wallpaper and sound, messages and notifications, syncing the iPad, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Messages, Camera and Photos. Marc Schaefer
Mondays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Sept. 24-Oct. 22
No session Oct. 8 (Thanksgiving)
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $55
(4 sessions)

#02-ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
We all hope that we will be able to navigate the end-of-life experience with confidence and dignity. It is important to think about and express our wishes for health care and treatment at the end of life. Join us at Encore Education for this session that will provoke thinking, conversation and planning. The aim is to encourage communication between you, your family and your health care providers.
Duncan MacPhee will lead this session.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#03-HOT TOPICS
Even after all these years HOT TOPICS continues to provide an opportunity to freely exchange ideas on current events and hot button issues. Not a formal debate, but a discussion and exchange of ideas with others in our community. Come and explore the issues which matter to you, and perhaps hear other points of view! Topics will be chosen by the group; based on current events. Registrations are limited to 16 in order to ensure that everyone can be heard. Dave Holford
Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Sept. 25- Nov. 13
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $80
(8 sessions)

#04-SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO EVERYDAY SCOTTISH GAELIC
Highland family histories, recognized nicknames, local placenames and common book titles all require knowledge of rudimentary Scottish Gaelic. Looking up a word in Dwelly's Gaelic dictionary deploys a sequence of rules. Copious artifacts will illustrate the arcane art of decipherment for students of Glengarry history. David Anderson
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#05-SCIENCE – WHAT IS IT AND WHY DO WE DO IT? or, How Radioactive is your Lunch?
A not too technical look at science. How science has made possible our increasingly technological world; and provides an increasing understanding of nature and our place in it. Come and learn if your doctor really checks your weight? Why fireworks may sound funny in Lamoureux Park. How the search for a better radio receiver changed medicine, warfare, supermarkets, entertainment, carpentry and many other human activities. How Einstein’s theories of a four dimensional universe made GPS possible. This is an updated version of the series presented in 2009. Don't forget to bring your questions. Dave Holford
Thursdays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Sept. 27-Nov 15
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $80
(8 sessions)

#06-KING LOUIS OF FRANCE- Louis XIV, XV, and XVI
In these three sessions, we will be talking about the lives of Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI of France. These three kings represent periods in history ranging from the zenith of France’s power to a time of pure chaos. Coverage will focus on Louis XIV’s creation of the castle known all over the world for its majesty, Versailles, the sowing of the seeds of the French Revolution, and events leading to the abolition of the French monarchy in 1792. Michel Billette
Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Sept. 28-Oct. 12
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $45
(3 sessions)

#07-MEDICAL ADVOCACY FOR SENIORS
A facilitated discussion of successes and failures in gaining access to elective medical procedures will be followed by an overview of the current provincial and local health systems - with a view towards enhancing advocacy for both elective and essential medical services. Dr. Sally Grant
Monday, Oct 1, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#08-LOSING THE ABILITY TO MAKE OUR OWN DECISIONS
What happens if we lose the ability to make decisions concerning our health care, our finances or where we live? Despite having a trusted person to act on our behalf it can happen that we will not be happy with decisions that are made. Usually these situations are solved with the help of family and the professional community. Sometimes, however, they are escalated to the Ontario government’s tribunal the Consent and Capacity Board which adjudicates on these matters. Join Duncan MacPhee (Consent and Capacity Board member from 2007-2017) as we examine this important area.
Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Oct. 2 & 9
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $30
(2 sessions)

#09-WRITE IT NOW-My Life Story
A course for ordinary people who wish to write their life stories as a gift to their children and grand-children. Our aim is not to correct spelling and grammar. We merely want writers to tell and write their stories if they so wish. Join us for a ride and share in a wonderful journey of writing. The group is there to encourage and facilitate writing in a friendly atmosphere. Mary Thibeault
Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Oct. 3-Nov. 21
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $80
(8 sessions)

#10-THE GENERAL STORE PART 2- THE HUMAN COMPONENT
This session takes a second look at Barkley's Store, Avonmore, a typical small-town general store operated by three generations of Barkleys for over a century, from an entirely different perspective. Having examined the survival of this old-fashioned family-owned retailer in economic terms, amidst formidable competition into the 21st century, we now turn to its social and cultural dimensions: the role this typical general store fulfilled in its community; the colourful characters that frequented this old-time local emporium; and the enduring image and lasting legacy of the general store in the Canadian rural landscape. Murray Barkley
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#11-WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
This session will begin with a brief history of acupuncture in Chinese medicine, followed by a look at the philosophy of acupuncture in both Chinese medicine and Western medical practice. We will then examine East/West crossover uses. Following a live demonstration of acupuncture, your questions will be invited. Monte G. Yancey, certified in medical acupuncture.
Friday, Oct. 5, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#12-HERITAGE LIVESTOCK
What is heritage livestock and what’s being done to preserve it? Why is their preservation important and what methods are being used to sustain them. Focus will be on different breeds and species with an emphasis on Canadian breeds and those that were historically used in Canada.
Yvonne Seeley
Thursday, Oct. 11, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#13-SPACE WEATHER and Related Topics
Is there weather in space? Space is full of wandering, and sometimes violent, magnetic fields, many varied and dangerous types of radiation, clouds of high energy particles; not forgetting larger objects like rocks which form the meteor showers we see several times each year. All of these pose dangers to people and systems in space, high flying aircraft, and some critical surface systems – especially power, communications, and pipeline networks. Over millions of years our planet has developed shields which make life possible - another sensitive environment which we disregard at our peril. Dave Holford
Friday, Oct. 12, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

BRIDGE SEMINAR SERIES
These seminars will focus on aspects of bidding, hand evaluation and what to lead when on defense. Each is a separate topic, but, all three will provide a range of information that should bring more success at the table. These seminars will best serve bridge players at all levels who wish to improve their bidding and enjoy better hand evaluation as a means to their bridge success. You can register for as few or as many seminars as you wish. All sessions are led by Stan Marshall and include 30 minute break for lunch.

#14-Bridge Seminar-Constructive Bidding Tips
This course would best serve those who want to improve their opening bids, pre-emptive bids, and which is better: a major suit game or no trump. The class will have set hands to develop the material as well as hands to evaluate and bid. The tips should bring some success at the table.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#15–Bridge Seminar-Competitive Bidding Tips
Competitive bidding involves knowing when to push to the three level, good hand evaluation, knowing when your side has a strong fit and how to use doubles to your advantage. The better you are at defensive bidding with a clear partner understanding, the better your success at the table. This seminar will offer many tips on key aspects of bidding in competition.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#16-Bridge Seminar–Opening Leads
When your side plays defense you get to make the first lead. Often, with the correct lead, you can defeat the contract. Once you table the lead, you get to see the dummy and can now see half of the deck. Subsequent leads will reveal declarer’s intentions, and the defense tries to block declarer’s success. Opening leads can be guided by what was bid and what was not and hand evaluation, as these are the best lead directors. This seminar will focus on these areas of bridge success at the table.
Saturday, Nov. 24, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#17-AWARENESS & EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS
Using visual imagery to prompt emotional responses, we will engage in an interactive exploration of the variety of tones and shades of our unique experiences of emotions. Dr. Sally Grant
Monday, Oct. 15, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#18-GOLF-PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
The session will feature a review of the history of golf, from its origins and how the game has grown in popularity. Discussions will also focus on the changes that have been made in golf technology, equipment and rules. We will also discuss some of the current concerns about the future of the game. Has the game become too expensive? Should the number of holes be reduced to 14 or less? What is in store for the future of golf? We will also have time to discuss any other topics on golf that you may wish to share with the group. Ray Riley
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#19-SEARCH FOR THE HOLY GRAIL: A 2,000 YEAR QUEST
The legend of the Holy Grail is among the most enduring in western European literature. The Grail was the Holy Cup of Christ from the Last Supper. It re-emerged in Arthurian romance as having miraculous powers to bestow happiness, endless nourishment, and eternal youth. From ancient legends to contemporary movies, the Holy Grail has been an object of mystery and fascination for centuries. The Grail legend has extended from the mediaeval romances of Chrétien de Troyes and Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur through Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King, to recent novels and films--indeed, from the sublime to the ridiculous! And the reality of the Holy Chalice even more fascinating!. Murray Barkley
Wednesdays, Oct. 17 & 24, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $30
(2 sessions)

#20-HUMAN SPIRIT OF NORTHERN THAILAND
Bob Taylor
lived and taught in Thailand for 14 years. He will give a presentation on the spirit of the Thai people and show us some amazing attractions in Chiang Rai Province of Northern Thailand. This summer, you saw the human spirit of the Thai people and many others as they worked tirelessly to free 13 boys and their teacher/coach from deep inside a cave in the same province. There will be a $7.00 charge at the door to help cover costs of the delicious Thai treats that Bob will have for you at the break.
Friday, Oct. 19, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#21-EXPLORING THE INUNDATION AND CREATION OF THE LOST VILLAGES, 60 YEARS LATER
This two-part program will focus on the Ontario Hydro and St. Lawrence Seaway projects of the 1950s. The aftermath of this huge engineering feat was the creation of Lake St. Lawrence for power, a new shipping channel and locks to accommodate larger ships, and the formation of the Lost Villages Historical Society.
Friday, Oct. 19, 1:00 to 3:00 pm - A "Walking Tour" of the Lost Villages site, conducted by Jim Brownell, Past-President, LVHS at Lost Villages Museum, 3km east of Long Sault
Monday, Oct. 22, 9:30 to 11:30 am
- Presentations by a panel of former residents of the Lost Villages, with plenty of time for questions at Encore Education, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $30
(2 sessions)

#22-FINANCIAL FLEXIBILITY: How Digital Banking can Save you Time and Money
Recent innovations in banking are at the center of it all. Whether you are brand new to things like on line and mobile banking, or you're just starting to test them out, we can help guide you through these features that can save you time and effort in your day-to day life. You don't need to come into a branch or deal with someone face-to-face to take care of transactional banking activities. In fact, you can take care of all of these, and more, using digital banking solutions. Presented by RBC, Cornwall
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#23-SUPERSIZE YOUR BRAIN
Bob Taylor
will be back and this time he will talk to us about using our brains instead of letting them use us. He will show us how, through self-awareness and conscious intention, our brains can be taught to reach far beyond their present limitations to reduce the risks of aging, promote happiness and well-being through the mind-body connection, and how they can be trained to help overcome challenges such as memory loss, anxiety, depression and obesity.
Friday, Oct. 26, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#24-THE SECRETS OF PEOPLE WHO NEVER GET SICK
Why is it that some people never seem to get sick?
25 approaches that come with scientifically documented proof that they work. The topics range from as simple as eating chicken soup to adding brewer’s yeast to your diet, to having friends and a greater purpose in life. The audience will also be invited to express what works well for them to add to the overall list. Sandra Bowness
Friday, Oct. 26, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#25-GUATEMALA
Fifty years ago, we were avid tourists; later on we did our visiting via our time shares. Now, volunteering our services has opened up new and exciting ways to share our lives with others. This past winter we were in Guatemala for 5 weeks. Learn with us as we helped build schools, a home, became chefs for a week, took a week-long Spanish immersion course and experienced the unforgettable sight of the amazing Guatemalan Easter week processions. Nicole and Alan Mills
Monday, Oct. 29, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#26-WORLD DICTATORS
We are not celebrating dictators though some countries do nowadays. Rather we would like to understand what makes one. Examination of the national and personal circumstances which enable an individual to become a dictator. We will look at three men, Napoleon, Mussolini, and Stalin, who changed Europe and whose legacy is still very much alive. A fourth dictator, General Francisco Franco, who destroyed Spain will also be discussed. The -isms: National-Socialism, National-Syndicalism, Fascism, Communism, Militarism, Populism. An overview. Pilar Barkley
Mondays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Oct. 29-Nov. 19
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $55
(4 sessions)

#27-UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF AN EXECUTOR
Anyone who has ever been named an estate executor will likely tell you it is an honour to be entrusted with the role. In fact, in a recent survey, almost 90% of Canadians who were asked to be an executor agreed to the request. But, an executor faces many duties and responsibilities. It can be a complicated undertaking to settle an estate according to the deceased's wishes - one that can seem overwhelming when you're also grieving. Whether you're asking someone to be an executor, or whether you yourself are being asked to take on the job, it's important that you understand the time, effort and expertise required to do the job effectively. Presented by RBC, Cornwall
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#28-CANCER PREVENTION
Did you know that nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer? Despite this unsettling statistic, it is important to know what you can do to prevent cancer because there are modifiable risk factors that can save your life! 50% of cancers are preventable through healthy living and public policies. We’d like to introduce you to what you can do to reduce your risk and how the Canadian Cancer Society is making a difference. Linda Rodgers
Friday, Nov. 2, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#29-MEMORABLE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER SHIPWRECKS
This session will cover two notable ship wrecks which occurred on the St. Lawrence River. On Sept. 24, 1947 the Translake with a cargo of crude oil was heading upstream when it collided with the coal carrying Milverton just west of Morrisburg. The Milverton’s bunker tanks then began leaking and the entire vessel was soon consumed in flames. In the early morning of July 14, 1970 the Eastcliffe Hall was westbound when it ran aground on Crysler Shoal and began taking on water. Six crew members and three passengers perished. However, thanks to the heroism of some on duty police constables, twelve others were rescued. Ron Beaupre
Friday, Nov. 2, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#30-MUSIC ENSEMBLES AND THEIR INSTRUMENTS.
Each session will include overheads, recordings, handouts and live demonstrations of some of the instruments. Music ensembles are groups of musicians. Duets; two instruments not usually heard together. Some are quite specific .orchestra, string quartette, wind ensembles where all instruments are blown with the mouth Silver band Concerto; orchestra with solo instrument which may not really part of the orchestra eg guitar, piano mandolin. David Smith & guest performers
Mondays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Nov. 5-19
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $45
(3 sessions)

#31-SENIORS LIVING OPTIONS II
As a follow up to a previous presentation, the speaker will dive in more detail and provide information that will help distinguish the difference between the various living options within our community. Participants will learn the difference between social housing, seniors living, retirement homes and long term care homes. Participants will be provided with the different services provided by each option as well as ranges of costs. Norm Quenneville
Thursday, Nov. 8, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#32-WORLD OF DRONES
This session will cover drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, their basic variants, modern uses, and operation. Also covered will be the problems encountered as drones are used in Canadian domestic airspace, security issues related to drones, and military applications of drones. There will be a question & answer period at the end of this session. Tom Blackwell, Jeff Duplain-Laferriere
Friday, Nov. 9, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#33-BREEZE THROUGH AIRLINE SECURITY
When you are travelling by plane to visit family, friends or simply to escape an unforgiving Canadian winter, going through security at the airport is a necessary part of your journey. Preparing ahead of time and respecting a few simple rules for security screening makes this passage faster and simpler. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is offering a presentation to help you “Breeze Through Security”. Join us for all the best tips and tricks to get ready for your next trip! Christine Langlois
Friday, Nov. 9, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost:
no fee, however you must pre-register to attend

#34-AN INSIDER’S LOOK AT BROADCAST RADIO
From its humble beginnings to what it is today, radio is still the number 1 choice for listeners who want to know what’s going on in their community. From news reporting to music programming, this course will show you the nuts and bolts into this entertaining, creative, fun and evolving industry.
Your host: Cornwall’s own Darryl Adams
Thursdays, 9:00 to 11:00 am, Nov.15-29
Corus Broadcasting, 709 Cotton Mill St, Cornwall
Cost: $45
(3 sessions)

#35-FOOT LOOSE AND FANCY FREE
Do you have foot pain? Have you been diagnoses with plantar fasciitis? Bunions? Arthritis of the big toe? Do you have heel pain? Have you wondered where orthotics fit into the equation? Are you interested in learning exactly what these terms mean and what it would take to get rid of them yourself? Please join me, Shannon Marion Registered Manual Physiotherapist, for a session looking at musculoskeletal foot pathology and non-operative options. If you want to continue walking, dancing and moving and your feet are holding you back, this session may help!
Friday, Nov 16, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

#36-THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CARD-MAKING
In this session, you will be provided with the opportunity to personalize your greeting cards and express your creativity. Participants will learn to make two easy to intermediate Christmas cards, which are sure to be appreciated by those receiving them. Note: in addition to the course fee a materials fee of $7:00 per person will be collected by the instructor. Bernice Patterson
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20 + materials fee
(see above)

#37-FUN WITH DAVE
Episode 9 in a continuing series exploring how individuals and groups around the world are having FUN just for the sake of FUN – or perhaps sometimes with a hidden agenda to surreptitiously change our behaviour. Come prepared to be entertained and amazed at the imagination and antics of people, and some other species, just having FUN. Dave Holford
Friday, Nov. 23, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20