Encore Education Centre
146 Chevrier Ave.,
Cornwall, ON K6H 1S1
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SPRING PROGRAM
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SPRING 2019 Program Listings:

Technology sessions are listed near bottom of page
Please refer to detailed course descriptions for locations of classes

#01-EARLY CORNWALL TOWN
Put on your time travel boots and take a walk down Memory Lane with Lily Worrall. Share your memories and pick up some new ones in this Encore presentation featuring astonishing photos and an eye-opening history of early Cornwall's places and people. Frogmore Lodge, Cedar Brae, Highland Manor, Lover’s Lane, La Bocage—all had a place in Cornwall town. Movers and shakers like Broderick, Cline, Colquhoun, Dover, Kaneb, Mulhern and Lally brought fame and prosperity to our young factory town.
Monday April 8, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20 (1 session)

#02-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, April 9-May 14
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $65
(6 sessions)

#03-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, April 10-May 8

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $60
(5 sessions)

#04-MORE-FUN WITH THE MUSICAL CLASSICS
We will listen to various pieces of music while being guided through each visually. Composers like to try out new ideas so sometimes deliberately do not obey the rules. Some performers introduce humour into serious music. This session is intended to be entertaining, educational with a very small 'e' and fun. Note: For those who attended this winter’s session, please be aware that this session contains all new material. David Smith
Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#05-BRIDGE-MAJOR SUIT RAISES
This series of lessons will include 3 and 4 card major suit raises, Jacoby 2NT, Jordan, support doubles, cue bids, Splinter bids, hand evaluation and declarer play. Set hands for each of the above will provide the necessary experience to understand when and how to use and respond to each of these methods for better results at the table. These lessons are open to all bridge players who wish to review and extend their knowledge of the game to improve their success and pleasure at the table. Stan Marshall
Thursdays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, April 11-May 16

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost:
$65 (6 sessions)

#06-FUN WITH DAVE
Once more, with a plan to entertain and maybe amaze you with the things people, and other animals, do for the FUN of it; or sometimes with a serious intent gone wrong. A collection of videos, pictures, documents and stories designed to provide a, hopefully, interesting and entertaining end to the week. Dave Holford
Friday, April 12, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#07-RCAF AEROSPACE CONTROL
Major Richard Seidel, instructor at Cornwall’s Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations, will discuss the role of RCAF Aerospace Control Officers and Operators in both domestic and global contexts. He will share personal experiences from working as an Air Traffic Controller, and discuss information about the role of Air Battle Managers in protecting Canada’s sovereignty. Richard will answer questions about the Aerospace Control occupation, and life as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Monday, April 15, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
No fee, however you must pre-register to attend

#08-ELDER ABUSE
Elder abuse happens more often than we would like to think. This session will provide information on the issue of elder abuse in the community. Learn about the different types of elder abuse and be aware of the warning signs, and what to do if you suspect that someone is being abused. Jamie Tyrell
Wednesday, April 24, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)


#09-MARLIN ORCHARDS & GARDEN CENTRE “WALK & TALK”2019
A tour of the greenhouses and nursery including discussions on all things ‘spring’! See what’s new in plants for your yard and garden – you will see thousands of young seedlings in our germination chamber, watch us transplant some plants and try planting some yourself! Learn what plants perform best in a flower bed or in a container and what veggies are best! We will talk about waking up your garden for spring, what soils and fertilizers are best to use, grass seeding 101 and how to prune trees and shrubs. Lots of time for questions. We will be outdoors (weather permitting) and inside the greenhouse so dress in layers as It could be warm inside the greenhouse. Seating will be available in the greenhouse but there will be walking to various spots in the nursery. Diane Lunan
Friday, April 26, 10:00 am to Noon
Marlin Orchards & Garden Centre, 6864 Orchard Road, South Glengarry
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#10-BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires is one of the wealthiest, most vibrant, and most diverse cities in the world. With a metropolitan population of 15.33 million it ranks as the world's thirteenth largest city and the western hemisphere's fourth largest. But this doesn't even begin to describe its rich civilization, its impressive architecture and broad avenues, its varied neighbourhoods, its colourful history, and its wonderful diversity. Although geographically in Latin America, its population and culture are both European and cosmopolitan and the city closely resembles Paris, Madrid, and Rome more than any other in the new world. Get ready for a fascinating visit to an astoundingly beautiful and richly seductive metropolis. Murray Barkley
Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: 20
(1 session)

#11-I’M WEARING OUT!- What is arthritis?

What are the effects of living with it? Have you been told you have arthritis or have arthritic changes? Have you been diagnosed with degenerative changes to your joints? An Encore Seniors student recently asked this fantastic question, the answer both simple and complex. Please join me,
Shannon Marion, Physiotherapist, for an informative seminar that will attempt to formulate an answer. Come with your questions and experiences and we will explore arthritis, what it means and what can be done about it.
Friday, May 3, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#12-CORNWALL’S HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR PRESENTATION
Renowned Cornwall artist Pierre Giroux will begin his talk with a quick overview of his career as an artist, his education and examples of the work he does for the galleries showcasing his paintings across Canada. The second part of the session will be focused on how the Cornwall Historical Walking Tour came about, the process in creating a historic plaque, and the artwork involved. The presentation will include original artwork, from techniques and materials used in the process, and how this is converted digitally to be used as the base for the plaques.
Monday, May 6, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#13-SPRING TIME AT COOPER MARSH
Come and examine life in Cooper Marsh as Spring time blooms and migratory birds and other animals start to become active for the Summer season. Bring your binoculars and/or camera and take a slow walk in nature. You may also wish to bring a lunch to picnic after the tour. Participants are advised to wear walking or hiking shoes. Mike Chegrinec
Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Cooper Marsh Visitor Centre, 20020 County Rd 2, Lancaster
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#14-TWELVE RULES FOR LIFE: AN ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS- PART II
Further comments and discussion of Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. We shall start with his Rule 4: "Set Your House in Perfect Order Before You Criticize the World. There is no requirement for prior knowledge of Peterson's work, as we will be discussing new research that demonstrates how ethical principles can be derived from real world experience and the findings of clinical psychology. David Anderson
Wednesday, May 8, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#15-JAPANESE FAMILY RENTALS
The rental family agencies in Japan offer services uniquely suited for the Japanese consumers who usually show excessive concern for appearances. This lecture will explain this modern phenomenon growing in popularity in which paid actors pose as people’s fake spouses, family members and co-workers. Irene Waller
Friday, May 10, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#16-INSTRUMENTS OF EASTERN MUSIC
This session will focus on the king of musical instruments in the Eastern works, the lute. The lute is used by many different composers because it can play the full scale of musical notes. Presenter Maged Botros will play his lute in order to provide practical examples of the different scales. Your questions will also be welcomed
Monday, May 13, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#17-MAGICAL KINGDOM OF BHUTAN
How could Elaine Kennedy resist this: Nestled in the magnificent Himalayas, between India and Tibet, lies the seemingly timeless Kingdom of Bhutan. A magical country steeped in tradition, folklore and deep-seated Buddhist beliefs; Bhutan has in recent years opened her borders to travelers and naturalists. Enjoy huge tracts of Himalayan forest, snow-capped mountain ranges and the often approachable and exceptional wildlife, and experience the traditional culture this country has to offer with visits to monasteries and temples. Although birdwatching is the main focus of this trip, Elaine as usual, takes pictures of everything but chooses the right ones for participants to enjoy.
Wednesday, May 22, 1:00 to 3:00 pm)
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)

TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

#18-ANDROID FOR SMARTPHONES
During this course, we will present an overview of the Android operating system - the brain of your cell phone. We will discuss applications (apps) and demonstrate how to download and safely use them. We will show you the many uses of your device’s camera and how to organize your photos. You’ll learn to create a contact list and how to make / receive phone calls and messages. We will also discuss specific issues and concerns students might have. The subjects of our presentation are re-enforced with hand-outs. Hans Schutz, Jack Seguin
Prerequisite: None
Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, April 11 & 18
St. Lawrence Secondary School, 1450 2nd St. E., Library Room
Cost: $30
(2 sessions)

#19-POPULAR SOCIAL MEDIA
This course is an overview of three popular social medias; 1-Facebook (social networking), 2–Twitter (microblogging), 3–Instagram (photo sharing). We will discuss the different uses of the three medias, how to create an account in each and how to use the computer-based technology safely to communicate with family and friends. You will find this course interesting if you are new to social media or already a user of one or all the facilities. We have hand-outs of the subjects we cover. Hans Schutz, Jack Seguin
Prerequisite: None.
Tuesday, April 23, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20
(1 session)

#20-UNDERSTANDING APPS THAT COME WITH YOUR IPAD
This four session course will take a detailed look at some apps such as Notes, Messages, Mail, Contacts, Reminders, Safari, App Store, Camera, Photos and others as time permits including related sections of the Settings app. There will be opportunities for hands-on exercises. Basic knowledge of the iPad is recommended. Marc Schaefer
Mondays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, May 6-June 3
(no class May 20, statutory holiday)
St. Lawrence Secondary School, 1450 2nd St. E., Library Room
Cost: $55
(4 sessions)