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The Marshall County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program would like to invite you to join one of the many opportunities they have available this fall. Please come by the RSVP office, 1805 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville to sign up. For more information, call RSVP, 256-571-7734, or visit the web for all the fall classes www.mcrsvp.org . Some class sizes are limited so register as soon as possible.
Computer classes have books available for an additional fee. All computer classes require a Flash Drive, 1 Gigabyte minimum.
· Introduction to PC: Win7 Operating System - 9-11:30am, 5 sessions, Tues and Thurs starting Sept 4 $25. Survey course in using the PC keyboard and mouse, the physical and software parts of a PC, using and personalizing the desktop, creating simple documents, emailing and accessing the Internet.
· How to Organize Your Computer: 9-11:30am, Sept 12, $5. How to I find things on my computer, or on my flash drive? Come learn how to organize your computer where you can find it the next time you need it.
· How to Use a Flash Drive: 1-3:30pm, Sept. 13, $5. How to organize, save and retrieve pictures and documents from your portable storage device.
· Linux Operating System: 3 sessions, 9-11:30am, Sept 19, 25, and 26, $15. How to use a computer operating system that you can download for free.
· Power Point Tidbits: 2 sessions, Sept 20 & 27, 1-3:30pm, $10. Learn some tidbits to make your Power Point presentations more creative.
· Genealogy - 4 Fridays from 9:30-11:30am, starting Sept 7, $20. Students will learn how to use the Ancestry.com on-line research site. The Family Tree Maker program is available on all computers for genealogy documentation. The first part of each class will be instruction and the last part will be doing actual research. Students need to bring family information they want to research. A basic knowledge of genealogy is required.
· Use Free Wi-Fi in Public Places: Sept. 5, 10am, $5. Jeff Sievers will teach you how to use your portable devices and computers where free Wi-Fi is available.
· Jewlery Design with Arlene –Introduction to Wire-Wrapping: Wire-wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making jewelry by hand. This class will introduce students to different types of wires, tools, wire-bending techniques. Make simple pieces of jewelry. All beads, tools and materials furnished. Optional: bring a stone or shell to wire wrap. 3 Tuesdays, Sept. 18 - Oct 2, 10am-Noon, Cost $25, includes materials.
· Are You Okay?: Albertville Health and Rehab, Hilary Yancy and Tammy Fussell, will offer simple ways to make things safer in your home after knee, hip or other surgery.
Heath Thomas of the Marshall Co. Sheriff’s Office will talk about R-U-OK?, a phone call daily check, and Project Lifesaver, an Alzheimer’s tracking transmitter. Sept. 18, 10am, No cost, must pre-register.
· RSVP Chorus - meets on Tuesdays at 1:30pm starting back this fall on September 11th. Come join the fun and fellowship, no auditions. Starting new Christmas music for the Festival of Trees. Need tenors, basses, sopranos and altos. Charles Bradley, director, and Ann Jones, pianist.
• Book Club: would like for you to join them on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1pm. Sept 25 book is "Death in the City of Light" by David King.
· RSVP Quilting Groups would like for you to join them from 9 - noon to quilt or to learn. Albertville - every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at the Albertville Rec Center. Arab - every 1st and 3rd Mondays at the Senior Center. Boaz - every 1st & 3rd Friday at the old Boaz Senior Center. Grant - every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at Mtn. Pleasant Community Bldg. Guntersville - every 2nd & 4thThursday at the Housing Authority Community Bldg. on Ringold Street.
· Care and Share – If you knit or crochet or would like to learn, the group meets every Tuesday from 9-11am at the Housing Authority Community Bldg. on Ringold Street.
As part of our Melodies and Musings Festival, made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the following classes will be offered:
· Shaped Note Singing: Sept. 26, 12:45pm Guntersville Senior Center. Anne Lough from Waynesville, North Carolina will teach this class. Tune up the do-re-mi's as you enjoy singing some lively and haunting melodies and harmonies of early rural congregational singing and learn a little of the history and tradition of seven shaped notes Christian Harmony. There is no charge for this class, but you must pre-register.
· Beginning Ukulele: Sept. 26, 12:45pm Guntersville Rec Center. Instructor Butch Ross from Chattanooga says, “’UKE’ can play the Ukulele” The hardest part about learning the Ukulele is spelling it right. In this from-the-ground-up class you will learn the basics of strumming and fingering chords, as well as learning how to integrate your newfound skill to play with your group, in jam sessions and even your significant other. Students must bring their own ukulele. Cost $10.
· Beginning Autoharp: Sept. 27, 12:45pm, Guntersville Rec Center. Anne Lough from Waynesville, North Carolina will teach this class. The music will begin as you learn the chord patterns and basic strumming techniques on the autoharp. Anne will teach you how to start listening for pitches and the melodic ranges of tunes. Students must bring their own autoharp. Cost $10.
· Introduction to Contra Dance: Sept. 28, 12:45pm Guntersville Senior Center. Jane Ewing, a nationally known contra dance caller, will lead an Introduction to Contra Dance class. Contra Dance was a traditional form of communication making it possible to talk to your neighbors & friends at gatherings while the fiddlers played their tunes. The caller magically moves the dancers in a way that passes you by everyone else in the hall during an evening. There are only about a dozen words that need to be learned to do this style of walking dance. No fancy footwork is done. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No previous experience necessary. Come join the fun! There is no charge for this class.
· Accompanying Mountain Dulcimer with Guitar, Sept. 28, 12:45pm, Guntersville Rec Center. Butch Ross from Chattanooga, Tennessee will offer this class for guitarists. Learn how to support and enhance dulcimer players in performance. Learn common strum and picking techniques, as well as some not so common ones. In addition, explore bass lines and chord progressions for old-time tunes as well as common (and uncommon) chord substitutions. Students must bring their own guitar. Cost $10.
• Mountain Dulcimer Concert: 4 national mountain dulcimer artists in concert at the Guntersville Senior Center September 28 at 6:30pm, $5 donation to the RSVP Building Fund. Purchase tickets at RSVP or at the door.