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Senior Center Hours: 
Open Monday – Friday
Office Hours
9am-3:00pm
Building Hours
8am-4pm
Other hours as scheduled--see
Silver Thread

Contact:
Mary Pica-Anderson
or
Jane Pedersen

Phone: 
715.839.4909

We are located at:
1616 Bellinger Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Classes
computer

Educational Classes

      See The Silver Thread  or Most Current Scheduled Classes and Senior Opportunities for dates, times, fees and other information. 
Must sign up ahead of time.  To sign up for any of these classes call the Center 715-839-4909 and ask to be put on the waiting list for the upcoming class.  When classes are scheduled for Sept, Nov, Jan, or March you will be called about entering the class of your choice from those offered or you may request to be kept on the waiting list for a future class.

Computer Based Classes

Computer Classes,
Pre-Level One

Take the fear out using a computer.  Learn computer terminology, basic usage and components of personal computers and Laptops.  This class will prepare the participant for the Level One Computer class offered at the LE Phillips Senior Center

Computer Classes, Level One
Curriculum

Computer Level One (Computer L-1) is an 8-week class for a person with little experiences or in need of a refresher course. Topics include basic computer components and operations, introduction to WORD, Notepad, Wordpad; organizing files and folders, email and internet.  If you have had NO computer experience consider taking Pre-Level One class before this class.

Computer Classes, Level Two

Computer Level Two (Computer L-2) This 8-week course extends skills learned in Level One.  Please review the curriculum for Level One to identify skills that should be mastered before entering this class   click on the “Curriculum” link above to view Level One curriculum or review them at the Senior Center.

Computer Lab

The computer lab is open from 11:30am-1:30pm and other times when there are no classes in session for seniors to check their e-mail, practice for classes they are taking, or use the internet. At times there may be a volunteer to help as needed. Lab is closed when classes are in session.

eBay Buying & Selling

Learn how to buy or sell on e-Bay and do it safely.  Prerequisites for class are basic computer skills, some experience with Internet and a willingness to set up an email account.

eBay Selling
(Advanced)

If you have experience selling on EBay or have attended “EBay Buying and Selling” at our Center which includes the prerequisites of possessing basic computer skills, some experience with Internet, and have set up an email account and want to continue learning or practicing this class is designed to help you.  

Genealogy on Computer

Genealogy on the Computer is a 7-week class.  You will learn to use the Personal Ancestral File (PAF5) program to record and organize your genealogical data and print charts of your ancestors and descendants.  PAF5 is free and can be loaded on your home computer.  Sources for finding your ancestors will also be discussed.  Must attend first class and have basic computer skills. 

Photo Story

Photo Story is a 3-week class.  Make a story of your digital photos, enhanced with music.  Easy to use software will enable you to create a ‘show’ using your own photos.  If you would like to bring a CD of your own digital photos to class, along with a music CD, please do that.  If you cannot bring a CD of digital photos and music, they will be provided for you to use in class. 

Securing Your Computer for
Internet Use

Class will cover antivirus and spyware installation and use, Window XP Update installation and using Service Pack 2 and Internet Explore 7.0, tweaking the control panel, and Internet Explore 7.0 security adjustments.

Web Page Design

Web Page Design is a five session class.  Learn the basics of Creating and Publishing web sites.  In this course we will unleash the mystery of creating web pages and publishing them to the World Wide Web.  Prerequisites:  Level One and Level Two (formerly Beginner and Advanced Beginners), a current email address and proficiency in MS Word and Internet use. 

Word

Word 2003 for Beginners meets four times and will cover such things as creating documents, setting margins, changing fonts, naming and saving documents, creating tables, inserting and editing images, using Spell Check and Thesaurus and much more.  Prerequisite for class is having basic keyboarding skills. 

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Digital Camera Classes

Introduction to Digital Camera
Course Content

Introduction to Digital Camera is a 3-session (2 hours each) class covering: use of manual, battery placement and recharging, memory card and use, basic settings, preview and delete photos, and adjust picture quality. 

Needed supplies:  camera manual, camera, charged batteries, memory card, highlighter, note paper.

Viewing/Saving Photos on a Computer
Prerequisites & Course Content

Skills Inventory

Viewing/Saving Photos on a Computer is a 3-session (2 hours each) class covering:  transfer/copy images from a memory card; view, rotate, name and delete images; create and organize folders, make backup copies to an external source.

Prerequisites:  1) Completion of “Skills Inventory to Determine Readiness for the Viewing/Saving Photos on a Computer,” and 2) Basic Word Processing Skills

Needed Supplies: Manual, camera with charged batteries, stored pictures, cable to connect to computer or memory card, and storage device (CD, flash drive…). 

No refunds will be made to anyone not prepared as determined by our prerequisites.

Basic Digital
Photo Editing
Prerequisites & Course Content

Skills Inventory

Basic Digital Photo Editing is a 4-session class (2 hours each) covering:  crop, straighten, and enhance a picture; add text and a colored border; fix imperfections; make a photo card or letter; print.

Prerequisites:   1) Completion of “Skills Inventory to Determine Readiness for Basic Digital Photo Editing,” and 2) Basic Word Processing Skills.

 Needed supplies:  Manual, charged camera, memory card of pictures, cable to connect to computer or storage device of pictures (CD, Flash drive…).

No refunds will be made to anyone not prepared as determined by our prerequisites.

Photography Basics:  A Hands on Class about Taking Pictures

This is a 4 session class that will cover backgrounds, lighting, subject choice, composition and use of most camera settings.  This class will have a strong emphasis on post processing.  Participants will take pictures using the various rules of composition and lighting techniques and the group will critique these pictures.  Prerequisite:  Use digital camera to take photos, transfer photos from camera to computer, CD and/or flash drive, name files, organize pictures, access to computer with some editing software.  Items Needed:  digital camera, camera manual, flash or remote speed light-attached or separate, flash drive, CD or DVD capability.  Nice to have:  tripod, remote shutter release, flashlight, laptop along with a card reader. 

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Other Fun Classes:
(Check Silver Threads, or call Office 839-4909 to check for next scheduled classes)

Art Classes

For those who are interested in the arts, the Center offers classes throughout the year in beginning and advanced watercolor and floor loom weaving.  Rubber stamping is a weekly program and persons may join at any time.

Brain Fitness

This is a statewide program designed to keep the memory alive and well.  Exercises and group activities are designed for memory maintenance and memory enhancement.

Bible Scripture

Open to all faiths.  This is a discussion series on how religion enriches one’s personal life.  It is interdenominational, lead by pastors of different Christian faiths.  Everyone is welcome to attend, even those who do not have a church home.  Sign up is not required.

Bridge Conventions Class

“Introduction to Selected Bridge Conventions I ” will cover these conventions: Stayman, Jacoby and Texas Transfers, Takeout Doubles, Weak Two Bids, Two Club Artificial Opening, Reverses, and Blackwood and Gerber. Each session will include an explanation of the conventions and practice in play.

 “Introduction to Selected Bridge Conventions II” will review “Conventions I” and teach the following conventions: Reverse Drury, Jacoby 2 NT, Splinter Bids, and Negative Doubles. Each session will include an explanation of the conventions and practice in play.

Bridge Lessons

Beginning and Intermediate classes are available.

Dance Lessons

Waltz, Fox Trot, Polka and Swing & others may be offered.

Line Dancing Lessons

Learn beginning basic steps, get some exercise and have fun all at the same time!

Mah Jong

Learn to play this Chinese game.  And then join the Mah Jongg group that plays weekly at the Center

Piano Lessons

Are available at the Center.  Call office for details.

Spanish Lessons

Learn to speak the Spanish language in a fun atmosphere while making new “amigos”!

DASH

DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) is a 6-week program aimed at practicing eating healthier and/or weight loss in order to prevent or manage high blood pressure.  Physical activity is also a part of the program.  This class is generally offered in January each year.

ILR

Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) presentations or classes offered by the Institute for Learning in Retirement from UW-Stout at the L. E. Phillips Senior Center are free on an as space is available arrangement.  ILR’s are listed on the Center’s calendar in our newsletter.

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COMPUTER CLASSES - Level One & Two

Computer Level One (Computer L-1) is an 8-week class for a person with little experiences or in need of a refresher course. Topics include basic computer components and operations, introduction to WORD, Notepad, Wordpad; organizing files and folders, email and internet.  If you have had NO computer experience, consider taking Pre-Level One class before this class.  Call the Center, 715.839.4909, for openings.
Fee:  Member $30/Non-members $45

Computer Level Two (Computer L-2) This 8-week course extends skills learned in Level One.  Please review the curriculum for Level One to identify skills that should be mastered before entering this class  View the “CLASSES” above link for more detailed information and curriculum or review them at the Senior Center.   Call the Center, 715.839.4909, for openings.
Fee:  Member $30/non-member $45.

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