Learning briefs: July 14, 2008
Free workshop for triathletes
The Pilates Place in Grass Valley is going to hold a free workshop called “How to survive your triathlon” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at their studio at 121 Church Street.
The workshop will focus on warming up, stretching, injuries and core training. Roxanne Cohen will be instructing the classes for aspiring triathletes who want to compete in the event that requires running, swimming and bicycling.
For more information, call 477-5167.
Sierra College starts WiFi campaign
The Sierra College Foundation has kicked off its WiFi Project Campaign to raise $250,000 to provide wireless Internet access to Sierra College students districtwide.
On July 8, the Foundation announced that during the silent phase of the campaign it raised about $100,000.
Holly Tiche and Tami Bogert-Yuill, co-chairs of the WiFi Campaign, said the goal is bring wireless technology to the nearly 40,000 students who attend school at the Grass Valley, Rocklin, Roseville Gateway, and Tahoe/Truckee campuses.
The campaign is expected to wrap up in late August so students can use the technology in the spring of 2009.
Grass Valley Mayor Mark Johnson, Nevada County Economic Resource Council President Gil Mathew, Nevada City Councilman David McKay, Grass Valley Councilman Dan Miller and Nevada County Supervisor John Spencer are among the honorary committee members.
To learn more about the campaign, go to http://www.sierracollege.edu/wifi. or call 916-789-2920.
Lifelong learning classes offered
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Sierra College is now offering interactive educational programs and activities at its campuses in Grass Valley, Rocklin, Roseville and Lincoln.
Upcoming classes include:
– Life in the Universe and the Search for Extraterrestrial
Intelligence (SETI) on July 15;
– Folklore, Mythology, and Superstitions from Around the Globe on July 22;
– Art of Native Americans of the Plains on Aug. 5;
To see course descriptions and get registration information, go to http://www.sierraolli.com or call 916-781-6290 and request a schedule.
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