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(RRC-Pro) River Rescue Certification PRofessional Course with Sierra Rescue

February 13 - 15
An Internationally recognized water rescue certification that is written for Professional BOATERS, by Professional BOATERS. It is a fast paced, scenario based course designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary. This curriculum is for river guides and kayakers that spend a good portion of their lives on the river in a professional capacity, and therefore have a solid base of boating and basic rescue skills already.
Prerequisite: 
Current River Guide, completed guide school, some rescue training in the use of throw bags, basic knots and anchors.
Program Fee: 
$300 HSU Students • $325 All Others
Day and Time: 
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday • 8:00 AM
Location: 
Trinity River Park
Notes: 
Participants must come prepared for full submersion.

Introduction to Archery

February 14

This class is designed to introduce archery through the hands-on application of using a bow and arrow. We will learn the fundamentals of archery and cover proper care and use of archery equipment.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126
Notes: 
Participants will need to bring $5 on the day of the class to pay for equipment rental
Registration Deadline: 
Friday • February 13

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing

February 15

This is a one-day excursion to the snow for first time cross-country skiers and for those who wish to improve their skills. You will receive individual instruction in cross-country skiing including flatland and downhill techniques. Bring a friend or family member and enjoy a day in the snow!

Program Fee: 
$44 HSU Students • $59 All Others
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • February 12 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Sunday • TBD
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • February 11

Beer Brewing 101

February 22

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.

Wine Tasting 101

February 23
Ever wonder what swirling wine in the glass was about? What do the “legs” really mean? This two hour class will show you how to understand and appreciate wine. To be held at Libation on the plaza in Arcata. This is the first class of their four class wine appreciation series and can be used for that series.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Day and Time: 
Monday • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Libation 761 8th Street, Suite D, Arcata, CA
Notes: 
You must be 21 and over with a valid ID to register for this class.

Jazz Improvisation

February 24 - April 7

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: 
Tuesdays • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Room 124
Notes: 
Each participant must have their own instrument

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Simply Explained

February 25 - March 6
Learn what Einstein’s theory teaches us about space, time, and time travel using almost no math.
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

ACA Instructor Certification Workshop for Whitewater Kayak

February 27 - March 1 & March 7 - 8
Become a Certified Kayak Instructor. This class is designed to develop instructional and personal paddling technique, and to prepare you to teach our beloved sport at the highest standard. Learn teaching progressions, perfect your strokes, and develop your critical eye. Here is your opportunity to get a job doing what you love! For more information about the American Canoe Association and this certification, please visit www.americancanoe.org/?page=Become_an_Instructor.
Program Fee: 
Level 1: $180 HSU Students • $200 All others; Level 2: $280 HSU Students • $300 All others; Level 3: $380 HSU Students • $400 All others; Level 4: $480 HSU Students • $500 All others
Day and Time: 
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM subject to change. See website for class schedule.
Location: 
Day 1: Stone Lagoon Visitor Center
Notes: 
Level 1 and 2 must attend the first weekend. Levels 3 and 4 must attend both weekends.

Hypnotize Yourself for Scholastic Excellence

February 28 & March 1
Accelerated reading and retention. Learn to read something once, with your full presence, and imprint it on your mind so that it’s available whenever you need it. Then learn the skills to have that calm confidence during exams so you can activate your full potential and excel in any subject!
Program Fee: 
$100 HSU Students • $150 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday & Sunday • 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124

Hypnosis Demystified

March 3
Learn what hypnosis is and why it has the power to influence and accelerate healing. Understand both the psychological and neurological underpinnings that make this therapy so potent and permanent. By dispelling the myths behind its humorous past, participants cut through the illusion of hypnotism and actually get to experience the beauty of the natural and enjoyable trance state.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesday • 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 124

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