Adult Classes

The Tucson J offers a wide array of Adult Enrichment Classes. Register for classes below, in person at the Welcome Desk, or please call 520.299.3000.
No refunds once the class has begun.

 

Introduction to Mah Jong
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 2
9 – 11 am

Learn to play American Mah Jong from an experienced teacher in a fun, interactive atmosphere. You will learn how to interpret the card, together with becoming
familiar with all the official National Mah Jong League rules of this exciting, challenging game. This class is limited to 4 students.

Instructor: Deanna Mendelow
$60/ $50 members
Senior Library


Tournament Poker
Wednesdays, April 25- May 9,  6pm – 8pm

Tournament Poker has intricacies which make the strategies different from other venues.  For students who would like to participate in tournament poker or have a greater understanding of what strategies are in play, participants will explore early stage, middle stage, bubble play and late stage play as they maneuver a tournament field.

Instructor:  Mark Brement
$79/$74 members


BEEKEEPING
Sunday, May 6, 10am-12pm

You’ve probably heard that the honeybee population, which we rely on to produce our food, is in danger. The good news is that it may be easier than you think to be part of the solution! Did you know that in Tucson you can keep bee hives on your property? Just imagine, fresh honey right out of your own backyard! Come learn the basics of beekeeping such as using the right equipment, putting together a hive box, capturing hives, proper smoking techniques and general colony care. Attend this class and receive a 10% off coupon for beekeeping equipment and supplies from Thrive and Grow Gardens. If you are interested in becoming a beekeeper this is the class for you!
Instructor: Michael Ismail
$25 per class
Jewish Heritage Center



The Secret Life of Animals Workshop
Monday, May 14,  2 – 4 pm

Do animals have thoughts and feelings?  What would they like us to know?  What if we could communicate with them? Drawing on the latest scientific findings we explore their inner lives and the powerful human-animal bond.  We also explore how animals have been trained to detect cancer with 98% accuracy, medical alert dogs, therapy dogs and service animals. Also, learn about how you can use a therapeutic massage technique. You are welcome to bring your certified service animals to the class.
Instructor: Genie Joseph
$20/$15  members
Jewish Heritage Center


INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Sunday, June 10, 10 am

It’s no fun having insects destroy your plants! Have you ever wondered how organic gardeners deal with problem insects in the garden? Part of the solution is enlisting the help of beneficial insects, but how do you tell which ones are good and which ones are bad? Join expert gardener Michael Ismail to learn how to identify common garden insects and simple organic methods to fight off problem insects and attract the beneficial ones.

Instructor: Michael Ismail
$10 J members per class
Jewish Heritage Center


TUCSON J COLLABORATION WITH PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Intro to Computers – Beginners Start Here
Monday, May 14, 1:00-3:00pm

This Microsoft Windows course teaches the functions of the keys and the mouse.  These keys are used extensively in computer work, but what they do is not fully understood by novice users.  So we drill the functions of these keys and the mouse.  With minimal practice, students will be prepared to participate in our next course. Instructor: Chris Yochum
$29/ $24 J members
Location note: Classes will be held off-site on the Pima Community College campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave.


Intro to Computers I – Everyday Skills
Monday, May 21, 10am-5pm

This course will make YOU the boss of your Windows computer.  Set it up to YOUR requirements!  Adjust your mouse speed.  Resize windows and move them around.  Scroll up and down.  Open a program, do the work, then save it. Take a snapshot of your screen, a picture from the internet, or some writing you don’t want to retype; then magically insert it into a document or an e-mail you can send to someone.  Learn the differences between:  A browser and a search engine, an operating system and an application, a delete key and a backspace key, a left-click and a right-click and more.  Computer parts and e-mail basics are also covered.  Lessons are based on Windows 7 and Office 2010, but the instructor presents how-tos for working in older and newer systems.  You may bring your laptop to see how class lessons apply to your machine. Instructor: Chris Yochum
$59/ $54 J members
Location note: Classes will be held off-site on the Pima Community College campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave.


Smart Ideas to Organize ALL Your Stuff: Music, Photos, Docs
Tuesday, May 29, 10am-5pm

Never be in doubt about where your files are.  Not only will you store your on-board files wherever you want; but you will grab documents, music, or photos from flash drives, cameras, and hard drives and then stash them anywhere on your computer.  Create or delete folders, view and organize the files in them, and move files from any folder to any other folder with ease.  Clean up your computer by deleting uninvited internet files (cookies) and other unneeded clutter.  Move data or music onto CDs you can give to friends.  Save your favorite Web sites as bookmarks.  Lessons are based on Windows 7 and Office 2010, but the instructor presents how-to’s for working in older and newer systems.  You may bring your laptop to see how class lessons apply to your machine.  Instructor: Chris Yochum
$59 / $54 J members
Location note: Classes will be held off-site on the Pima Community College campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave.


For more information please contact Barbara Fenig, Director of Arts & Culture, at bfenig@tucsonjcc.org or 520-299-3000.