With fall registration well under way, a number of free classes are available through the College of the Canyons community extension program, which is specifically targeted for older adults.
Film Appreciation features viewings and discussions of classics such as, Singing in the Rain, Stagecoach, Gunga Din, Casablanca and Citizen Kane. Bruce Collins, who lectures on American popular culture and the film industry, will teach the class. Writing Your Personal History, taught by published author Jack Adams, gives older adults the opportunity to recall and record their life experiences, adventures and memories.
Writing is a wonderful way to engage our minds, said Karen Gorback, associate dean for community and noncredit education. Lifelong Learning Through Global Events is a popular series of classes featuring lectures and discussions on current local, national and international issues. COC sociology instructor Robert Turley and guest lecturers will lead this fall’s series. Other classes include Music Appreciation, Physical Conditioning, Computers and You, Creative Expressions Through Needlework, and Painting through Oil and Acrylics. While the classes are tuition-free, students may need to purchase textbooks or materials.
Several classes will be held at the COC campus and throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. For more information about these classes and how to register, please call the Community Extension Office at 661-362-3304 or visit the college¹s website at www.canyons.