Classes & Activities

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Jazz Improvisation

September 10 - October 15

This class is geared toward the beginning or intermediate jazz improviser. Students will work together to gain the necessary skills to be effective soloists, learn fundamental chords and scales and the basics of swing rhythm, and be introduced to the twelve bar blues and other essential jazz song forms. Students will also learn how to compose a simple twelve bar blues song, and have the opportunity to perform it for the class.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $38 All Others
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Room 122
Notes: 
Each participant must have their own instrument

Techniques for Climbing

September 12 - November 7
From the basics of movement to advanced skills for pushing harder grades, these classes offer a wealth of knowledge that serve as a substantial foundation for those aspiring to become an accomplished climber, or a focused review for more advanced climbers. Refer to our website for a breakdown of weekly class topics.
Program Fee: 
$20
Drop-In Fee: 
$3
Day and Time: 
Fridays • 9:30 - 10:30 AM

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

September 13
This six-hour course is the highest level of CPR offered and is designed for first responders and health-care professionals to help care for victims in the event of an emergency. The course contents include recognizing an emergency, legal obligation, preventing disease transmission, working with different breathing barriers for resuscitation, and learning how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will receive a certificate in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Program Fee: 
$70 HSU Students, $85 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center

First Aid and Adult CPR/AED

September 14
This five hour course gives individuals in the work-place the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive. The course contents include how to recognize an emergency, learning how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, and how to deal with sudden illnesses, wounds, and injuries to muscles, bones, and joints. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive certification in First Aid and Adult CPR/AED.
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students, $80 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center

Beer Brewing 101

September 14

This one day seminar will cover a variety of topics associated with all-grain brewing including some advanced techniques. The instructor will demonstrate the brewing process on a 1 barrel pub-style brew system. Some of the topics to be discussed will include sanitation/closed-system operations, an overview of brewhouse equipment, carbohydrate and protein conversion temperatures, bitterness/flavor/aroma extraction from hops, yeast management, and many others. The students will benefit from a hands-on style presentation where they will experience the brewing process first hand while discussing related topics.

Program Fee: 
$45 HSU Students • $50 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Regeneration 2320 Central Ave. Unit F, Mckinleyville, 95519 (Behind AAA Storage)
Notes: 
You must be 21 and over with a valid ID to register for this class. Parking is limited, parking available on Bates Road.

Selling a House Seminar

September 18 - 23
Learn all you need to know to sell your home: Valuations, pricing, finding qualified buyers, negotiations, contracts, escrows, inspections, and more.
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesday & Thursday • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

Backpacking the Trinity Alps

September 19 - 21

Clear streams, grassy meadows, waterfalls, swimming holes, alpine lakes await in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. This backpacking trip offers the experience of back country exploration and the opportunity to meet other backpackers. The trip will consist of moderate high country terrain and cover 10-12 miles round trip. The specific trailhead and destination will be determined at the pre-trip meeting.

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • September 16 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 15

Kayak Classroom

September 19 & 20

Start here. This is a 2-hour classroom-based introduction to kayaking, with a 2-hour on-water follow up the next day. Get the overview, learn the gear, see the boats and set the foundation for safe paddling before you ever get wet. Then take your new knowledge and practice new skills in the protected Humboldt Bay.

Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Friday 6:00 PM • Saturday 10:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 15

Introduction to Sailing

September 20 - 21

Join Center Activities for two full exhilarating days at Big Lagoon and learn to harness the wind on two of the world's most popular and versatile sail boats. We will utilize the Olympic Class Lasers as well as the fun and user-friendly Pico boats that are ideal for entry-level sailing. Each participant will steer and control their own boat. Skills will include rig- ging, sailing theory, boat maneuvering, launching and capsize recovery.

Program Fee: 
$132 HSU Students • $149 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, sailboat & equipment, pfd and wetsuit
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • September 16 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Location: 
Saturday & Sunday
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool. Camping at Big Lagoon is optional.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 15

Introduction to Whitewater RIver Kayaking

Mandatory Pool Dates: September 21 & 28; River Dates: October 4 & 5

This course focuses on developing paddling skills to get you started on whitewater kayaking. You will be introduced to the basics of kayaking and a combat roll in the Arcata Community Pool and progress to moving whitewater during a weekend overnight on the Trinity River. The focus will be on boating safety, basic strokes, boat control, hydrology, wet exits, and rolling the kayak. A combination of inflatable kayaks and hardshell kayaks will be used depending on the individual needs and skill progression. Additional activities may include a river safety section that involves the use of basic river safety equipment specifically adapted for kayaking situations.

Program Fee: 
$175 HSU Students • $210 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
instruction, kayaks, river gear, trans- portation, camping and permit fees
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • September 17 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • September 16

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