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BVSD Lifelong Learning provides opportunities for enrichment and discovery through a community of learners and teachers.
As a community of learners, we will strive for educational excellence and will serve the whole family by providing high-quality offerings for the BVSD community. We will expand our program by meeting the needs of our diverse populations, thus strengthening the bond that exists between community members and their schools.
lifelong learning StaffDr. Melinda Groom | Director/Community School Program
Angela Weigner | Lifelong Learning Manager
Ivy Lee | Registrar
Shere Holleman | Programmer
Ivy Lee, Marla Riley | Catalog Editors
Mary Lynch | Catalog Designer
The Lifelong Learning catalog is produced by the BVSD Community School Program and is printed on recycled paper using soy inks.
cover image: rich Legg / iStock.com
fEaTurESsilk painting, 10
Fused glass Bowls, 11
Dia de los muertos, 12
your online Dating profile, 15
raging Cajun, 17
Vegan Baking made easy, 17
Behind-the-scenes at the great american Beer Festival, 18
seven-Day mental Diet, 20
720.561.5968 / 6500 E. Arapahoe Ave., Boulder Office Hours: Mon Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pmRegister anytime at www.bvsd.org/lll
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intro to WindowsLearn all the basics of using computers with the Windows 7 operating system. We will start with an overview of the hardware and accessories, includ-ing the mouse, keyboard, and desktop. then we will learn about files, folders, windows, menus, short-cuts, starting and switching applications, organiz-ing the hard drive, and accessing the internet. You will gain basic skills needed in todays computer-dependent world. No computer experience is re-quired. Bring your laptop, if you like, but its not necessary. u Diana Baranauskas, owner of PC Obedi-ence, has 20 years of experience teaching all levels of students, from the nervous novice to the accomplished operator. She is known for her patience and humor.
> tue, thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Sep 18 Sep 27*$135 / New vista high School / 3 sessions*No class on Sep 25.
Microsoft Word 2010 for Everyonethis class is designed to make beginners proficient and non-beginners efficient. the tips, tricks, and shortcuts we cover will make this class worthwhile for most users. We start by learning to create, for-mat, print, save, and retrieve documents. then you will learn how to move around a document, how to change fonts and insert symbols, set margins, and insert page breaks. then we will move on to some of the finer points of microsoft Word including hy-perlinks, tabs and indents, numbered and bulleted lists, borders and shading, headers and footers, page numbering, comments, tables and graphics. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of Windows or pro-ficiency using a mac. this class will be taught on Pcs, and while the software is similar to Word for mac, the differences between the two will be point-ed out. open office user? Yes, you can take this class with your laptop. u Diana Baranauskas (see Intro to Windows)
> thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 25 Nov 29*$195 / New vista high School / 5 sessions*No class on Nov 22.
gmail 101Like a lot of people, you probably have a gmail ac-count. maybe youre comfortable with getting emails and answering them, but can you make your messages look special, use the spellcheck func-tion, and attach files? can you find the attach-ments you downloaded without opening the origi-nal email? Do you know how to find that particular email you were looking for that has somehow dis-appeared? this one-night class will teach you how to use gmail to make your email life easier. Well start with the basics and then move on to auto-matic signatures, out of office auto-responses, creating contacts and groups, how to set up your gmail account in outlook, mozilla, or Live mail, and other topics including tasks and using the calen-dar. u Diana Baranauskas (see Intro to Windows)
> tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 30$49 / New vista high School / 1 session
Beginning Excel 2010is your desktop or computer cluttered with a lot of information from your personal life or work? its time to learn how you can use excel and the power of spreadsheets to help organize and make sense of all that information. in this class, you will learn what a spreadsheet is, how to create one (using all that information!), and how to decipher an existing one. Learn the difference between a formula and a value, how excel calculates (yes, a math review!), and how to edit (format) text and values so you can create reports that are accurate and easy to read. You will also build graphs (charts) as well as learn to analyze and find information in a database. Youll find that managing all that information can be easy and even interesting! this class is for beginners, but those of you who have acquired some spread-sheet skills through learning by doing will pick up shortcuts while you fill in the blanks. mac users are welcome with their laptops. So are open office users. u Diana Baranauskas (see Intro to Windows)
A > thu, tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 4 oct 18*$165 / New vista high School / 4 sessions*No class on Oct 9.
B > Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / oct 13 Nov 3$165 / monarch high School / 4 sessions
QuickBooks professional 2012tired of keeping shoeboxes full of receipts? this is the class for you! QuickBooks can help you more easily manage your business accounting. Learn to set up this program with simple forms (for checks, paychecks, bills, estimates, invoices, and receiving payments). You will then be able to generate the reports that you need to stay on top of things. We will also go over routine monthly, quarterly, and an-nual accounting tasks. this class will be tailored as closely as possible to the needs of the participants. Bring all of your questions and laptops, if you wish. u Diana Baranauskas (see Intro to Windows)
> Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 17 Nov 14*$165 / New vista high School / 4 sessions*No class on Oct 31.
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Excel 2Beyond the Basicsif you recently completed the Lifelong Learning Be-ginning excel class, or perhaps you already have knowledge of excel basics and want to go further, then this is the class for you! here, you will get many chances to practice and refine your beginners skills, and also learn much new material. Youll get the keys to fully explore excel, including how to use the all-important Function reference. Youll learn the basics of automatic colors and how to add drop-down boxes to your tables. Well go much deeper into using equations and learn all about that $-sign inside equations (critical to unlocking excels power). You have an idea of what is possible from the Beginners class; now take the next step to ex-pand your knowledge base and continue using the power of excel. a $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Bill Hermanson has been teaching Excel at BVSD since 2008 and has re-fined and developed his classes since then. As a small business owner, Bill has developed spreadsheets that analyze and predict cash flow, control and manage in-ventories, calculate the cost of doing business, and so much more. Bill is fond of saying that from the simple to the complex, he can make Excel do anything!
> tue, thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 23 Nov 1$165 / arapahoe campus Lab 150 / 4 sessions
Excel 3focus on functions, formulas, and formatsBegin with a quick review of the basics of excel, but rapidly expand into formulas, functions, and formats. a thorough explanation of cell referenc-ing will give you the methods you need to make large swaths of equations by only writing one! Learn about the Function reference, which is the key to using functions that perform common math-ematical and statistical calculations. Well discuss in detail all the date and time, text, and logical functions, especially the powerful iF statement, which lets your worksheet make decisions based on your data. a comprehensive excel workbook loaded with example functions and formulas will be used hands-on by each student. many tricks and techniques for creating spreadsheets faster and easier will be demonstrated. if you have great ideas for making spreadsheets but cant seem to get started, this class will get you off cell a1 and into the world of worksheets! a $7.50 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Bill Hermanson (see Excel 2: Beyond the Basics)
> thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Nov 8 Dec 6*$165 / arapahoe campus / 4 sessions*No class on Nov 22.
Home Sweet HomepageMake Your own Simple WebsiteWould you like to make simple but functional Web pages for your small business, community organi-zation, or hobby? in this course, you will gain hands-on experience in creating htmL pages for building and maintaining your own website using the free software PageBreeze. You will also learn to upload it to the internet. topics to be covered in-clude Web layout, text formatting, links, searc