Adult Personal Enrichment

Our Personal Enrichment courses offer learning opportunities for the pure pleasure of learning.

 Fit and Fabulous at Fondy 

Yoga  

Are you stressed from work or just want to unwind from a long day?  Then this is the class for you since it focuses on physical health and mental well-being with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind.  This beginning class helps you become familiar with yoga through poses, breathing techniques and meditation. 

Dates/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 21 - November 25, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Instructor: Lora Vahlsing
Tuition: $99

Punch Card Option: Not sure about a 10 week commitment? Want tons of flexibility? Get a punch card! Purchase a punch card and be on your way to the new fit and fabulous U!

Punch Card Fee: $65 for 10 sessions

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Judo

Want to learn more about Judo from an Olympic Silver Medalist?  In this class students will learn the basic skills and terminology of Judo. The basic goal of Judo is to take an opponent down by using their energy against them and emphasizing defensive skills.

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, September 8 - December 8, 1:30pm – 3:10pm
Instructor: Lynn Roethke, Olympic Silver Medalist
Tuition: $139

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StrongWomen, Strong Bones™ Strength Training  

Instructor: Heather Holland, certified Strong Women, Strong Bones™ trainer

Want to get fit? Join this safe, effective, evidence-based strength training program designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson of Tufts University. It helps middle-aged and older women build muscle, strengthen bones, prevent frailty, improve balance and increase overall physical and mental health. Booster Pack option included for returning students that are ready.

Bring: comfortable clothes, gym or tennis shoes, floor mat or towel, water bottle, ankle weights (adjustable up to 10 pounds each, 20 pounds total), hand weights (a pair each weight level) 3 pounds and 5 pounds. Space is limited.

Paperwork: Participants are required to obtain and sign proper paperwork before the first class. Contact Gloria Kelroy (see below)

Mon. and Wed., September 14 - November 18 ,  9:00 – 10:00am at UW-Fond du Lac
Tues. and Thurs., September 15 - November 19, 9:00 – 10:00 am at Founders Hall
Fee: $45
Offered in partnership with FDL County UW-Extension     

Register:  contact Contact Gloria Kelroy (920) 929-3173 or gloria.kelroy@ces.uwex.edu and

Required Forms: 

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INSPIRE  U

Canvas & Corks

Canvas & Corks is a great way to enjoy a fun, relaxing, and social evening. A little paint, a little wine, and a TON of fun! We'll guide you step-by-step in creating your own masterpiece; absolutely no experience is necessary.  So, whether you are a talented artist or just hoping to discover your creative side, you will be amazed with your very own work of ART! Our experienced instructor and a glass of wine for inspiration are just what you need for a night of fun with friends. Get your da Vinci ON and be Inspired at the U! Supplies and wine included. 

Dates: Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sept. 29, Jennifer Loomers "27 Birds"
Oct. 27, Cammie Walters  “Fall Trees”
Nov. 24, Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers"
Dec. 8  Richard Klingbiel's "Oh Christmas Tree"

Instructor: Cammie Walters
Tuition: $35 
Registration opening soon 

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Culture Connections

Discovering Italia 

This course will explore a sampling of Italian art, culture, language and cuisine. Learn about the distinctive culture of Italy’s many regions while learning simple Italian sentences and vocabulary. Includes an authentic Italian dinner...Molto Buono! 

Dates: Mondays, Mondays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Nov. 2
Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: UW-FDL
Instructor: Lea Ciccheillo
Tuition: $99  

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Discovering France

This course will explore a sampling of Italian art, culture, language and cuisine. Learn about the distinctive culture of France’s regions while learning simple French sentences and vocabulary. Includes an authentic French dinner...Très délicieux!

Dates: Mondays, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7
Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: UW-FDL
Instructor:
Lea Ciccheillo
Tuition: $99

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Learn Italian

For people who have had no previous classes in the language. The emphasis is on reading, writing, and speaking in Italian. Classes may include cultural studies of Italy and other Italian-speaking countries or regions.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
September 3 – December 22
Instructor: Lea Ciccheillo
Tuition: $199, plus required textbook

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Stained Glass

 

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Financial Education

Social Security and Retirement Planning 101:

All NEW three night course! Optimize your Social Security benefits and plan for a successful retirement.
Break down the major financial roadblocks many are facing today. Learn how to prepare, plan and protect your money today, tomorrow and far into the future. Through examples, engaging exercises and case studies, this course will help position yourself for a brighter financial future!

  • Invest For Your Future: Define, Access and Evaluate Your Income.
  • Optimize Your Social Security Benefits: Maximize Your Withdrawals and Avoid Social Security Issues.
  • Income & Estate Planning: Receive Funds From Your Retirement, Manage Your Estate Distribution and Protect Your Wealth.
  • Additional Benefit: Discuss What You Learn In This Course and Apply It To Your Personal Financial Situation.

 PROTECT. PLAN. PREPARE

Social Security & Retirement Planning 101:

COURSE OFFERING ONE: 

Thursdays: October 22nd - November 5th, 2015

6:00 to 9:00 PM

Class 1: October 22 

Class 2: October 29

Class 3: November 5 

COURSE OFFERING TWO: 

Tuesdays: November 3rd - November 17th, 2015

6:00 to 9:00 PM

Class 1: November 3

Class 2: November 10

Class 3: November 17

Instructors: Bonita L. Graff, CPA, CDFA Brenda L. Rolli, AAMS® Cassandra N.F. Dorn, CFP® of  Provident Financial Consultants, LLC
Tuition: $69 and includes instruction for up to two individuals in the same household and one course manual. Extra course manual is $25. NOTE: When registering enter the second attendee's name in the COMMENTS section.

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Family Wealth Preservation

This comprehensive seminar will shed light on the importance of core estate planning documents, including: wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives.  You will learn the differences between wills and trusts, and why you would choose one or the other for your estate plan.  Attendees will also learn some of the basics rules of current gift and estate tax laws.  This course is taught by Attorney Rich Behrendt, Director of Estate Planning at Annex Wealth Management.    

Date: Wed. Oct. 21
Option l 1:00pm-2:30pm
Option ll 6pm-7:30pm
Tuition/Option: $15
Instructor: Richard Behrendt, J.D., Director of Estate Planning Services at Annex Wealth Management

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Planning for an Aging Population

This timely educational seminar will address some of the more important planning considerations for aging Americans.   If you are already in your retirement years, or if you are the caregiver of an aging parent, this seminar will provide important insight and useful information about some of the challenges we face in later-life.  Topics will include: identifying diminished capacity, long-term care planning and senior housing considerations. This course is taught by Attorney Rich Behrendt, Director of Estate Planning at Annex Wealth Management.   

Date: Wed. Oct. 28
Option l 1pm-2:30pm
Option ll 6pm-7:30pm
Tuition/Option: $15
Instructor: Richard Behrendt, J.D., Director of Estate Planning Services at Annex Wealth Management

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Credit Outreach

Also check out these non-credit options on the Credit Outreach page

  • Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys
  • Yoga I
  • Judo
  • Special Topics in Biology: Environmental Courses 
  • Italian l

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