Leisure Activities

Take advantage of this unique program offering personal enrichment and skill acquisition courses encompassing the arts, movement, skills, training and more! Our highly qualified Leisure Instructors bring extensive experience to the diverse range of classes offered through this program. Those interested in offering a class through Center Activities are welcome to apply, as we are constantly striving to bring a wide variety of extracurricular activities to the local community. Please review the Leisure Program's Proposal Information and Application Packet for more information.

Registration deadlines for Leisure Activities will be the first day of classes for most offerings. Please call Center Activities to inquire about the possibility of registering for courses that have already begun. You may attend the first class for an opportunity to ask instructors questions prior to registering for courses that meet more than four times.

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

January 20 - May 12

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People's lives often depend on their quick reactions and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. This class provides entry level knowledge and skills, as well as testing strategies for the national exam and information on how to obtain and maintain national, state and local licenses and certifications.
 

Prerequisite: 
18 years of age, CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent
Program Fee: 
$325 HSU Students • $365 All Others
Materials Needed: 
Current EMT book. Recommended: Workbook and Online/eBook resources.
Day and Time: 
Mondays &Tuesdays • 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: 
Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Notes: 
Contact hsuemt@gmail.com for any additional information.

Hypnosis Demystified

February 1
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: 
Sunday • 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 124
Notes: 
Contact the facilitator Kyle Wannigman for questions at PositiVibesHypnotherapy.com or (707) 840-4640

Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

February 7
Learn to make chocolate covered strawberries the easy way from a professional Chocolatier. Sandra Nakashima, founder and co-owner of Drakes Glen Creations will show you how to make artisan dipped strawberries. You will learn how to temper real chocolate, then dip strawberries and decorate. You will leave the class with the berries you dip and a deeper understanding of what goes into making chocolates. This is a fun class and no previous chocolate skill is needed.
Program Fee: 
$25 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 
Food Works Culinary Center, 100 Erikson Ct., Arcata

Hebrew Reading

February 8 - March 29
This is a six week crash course in learning to read the Hebrew language. This will include the 22 letters of the alphabet their vowels and how to conjugate them together. Additionally this course will include esoteric explanations behind the letters and vowels.
Program Fee: 
$10 HSU Students • $15 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sundays • 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122
Notes: 
This class does not meet during spring break (March 15th)

Hypnotherapy & Neuro-Linguistic Programing Workshop Part 1: Enhance Your Mind and Heal Yourself

February 10 - 26
Learn self-hypnosis to enhance the power of your mind. Lessons integrate scientific research from psychology, neuroscience, quantum physics, and spirituality. Techniques covered include: instant motivation, trauma/phobia reversal, accelerated reading and retention, test anxiety, pain control, rapid actualization of goals, and many other skills to amplify the mind and control the body’s automatic responses. This will revolutionize the way you see yourself and reality.
Program Fee: 
$125 HSU Students • $185 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124
Notes: 
Contact the facilitator Kyle Wannigman for questions at PositiVibesHypnotherapy.com or (707) 840-4640

Introduction to Archery

February 14

Introduction to Archery is open to archers of every skill level. This course is designed to introduce beginning archers to the basic fundamentals of the sport in accordance with the National Training System; this includes: proper posture and alignment, aiming, the release and follow through. This class will utilize the hands-on application of using a bow and arrow in conjunction with demonstrations and lectures. This course will also discuss the 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

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Simply Explained

Feb 17 – 26
This year is the 100 year anniversary of Albert Einstein’s crowning achievement that overthrew the laws of physics that had stood for some 200 years with his Theory of Relativity.  By doing thought experiments Einstein was able to create a new way of looking at space, time, and motion.  This class is an introduction to this counter-intuitive topic where you will learn about spacetime, time travel, the Twin’s Paradox and more.

Einstein is quoted as saying that when instructing the teacher should make the subject as simple as possible without making it wrong.  That is our goal here!  To strip away all the unnecessary jargon, math, and complexity and get down to the essential core so that you can, with some effort on your part, come to understand one of the all-time most amazing achievements of the human mind.

The class is open to everyone of all ages and education levels.  There are no prerequisites.  However, you are encouraged to contact the instructor directly for some resources that will help you prepare for the class.  There are some very good resources online that he can direct you to.  You can reach him at PhilLazzar@gmail.com.

 
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

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. Visit the Humboldt Regeneration Brewery and Farm website for more information.

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 25
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: 
Wednesday • 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. Students will also be introduced to the twelve bar blues and other essential jazz song forms. The class will learn classic jazz tunes and gain the ability to perform them in a unique and educated manner. 
 

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

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