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Updated 1/26/17


 

 

JANUARY 28TH – CSI 40TH ANNUAL BOXING SMOKER


For 40 years, the #1 wintertime show in Twin Falls has been the CSI Boxing Smoker. It’s back Saturday, January 28th at the Expo Center. Fans just can’t get enough of these would-be amateur fighters – guys and gals from the CSI Rodeo Team mixing it up with other athletes and would-be boxers. This is the big annual fundraiser for the rodeo teams. You’ll save money by getting your tickets in advance at Vickers in Twin Falls, the Shoe and Tack Shop in Jerome, EZ Money Auto in Burley and at the CSI Expo Center. The Smoker – January 28th.


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JANUARY 29TH – JAMES MOULSON MEMORIAL BENEFIT DINNER


Treat yourself to a delicious meal and do something good for present and future law enforcement officers in the Magic Valley at the 16th annual James Moulson Memorial Benefit Dinner will be from noon to 5 p.m. January 29that the Rock Creek Restaurant on Addison. Great food along with great entertainment from Brett Reid of Crossfire. All proceeds will go to buy law enforcement equipment and scholarships for law enforcement students at CSI. Tickets are $35 and available at Dick’s Pharmacy and The Rock Creek Restaurant.


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THRU JANUARY 30TH – CSI OUTDOOR REC WINTER


Winter is actually a great time to enjoy Idaho and CSI’s Outdoor Recreation program can show you how. Students and the public are invited on lots of excursions over the next several months, including climbing, kayaking and whitewater safety, Dutch oven cooking, winter survival skills, and introduction to mountain biking. We’ll show you how to enjoy the outdoors and we’ll rent you the equipment. Find out more about wintertime adventures from the CSI Outdoor Recreation program from Ann at 732-6475.


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THRU JANUARY 30TH – OVER 60 AND GETTING FIT CLASSES


Remember a few years ago when you didn’t pay much attention to the Over 60 and Getting Fit classes at CSI and now you qualify? Or maybe you have a parent or family member who could benefit from this life-prolonging, award-winning program. The spring semester Over 60 and Getting Fit classes will start again in late January in ten southern Idaho locations. These extremely popular classes are free of charge to everyone 60 and older. Let us help you make a difference in your quality of life. Find out more by calling 732-6475.


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FEBRUARY 1ST –  HERRETT CENTER: “THE HUNT FOR PLANET NINE”


Despite what we know or think we know about our universe, what we don’t know fills volumes. Planet Nine falls into both categories. Astrophysics experts are certain a ninth planet is out there in our solar system – somewhere – but they don’t know where just yet. Join Chris Anderson for the Astronomy Talk ‘The Hunt for Planet Nine,’ at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 1st at the Herrett Center. He’ll share what we know and what we don’t. $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for kids.


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FEEBRUARY 3RD – CIS FINE ARTS DAY


If you’re a high school junior or senior who’s interested in studying music, liberal arts, or fine arts in college, you need to attend Fine Arts Day at the College of Southern Idaho on Friday, February 3rd. You’ll meet the people who know and teach these subjects, tour the facilities where they’re taught, get to know the CSI campus better, and have a free lunch. It’s all free, but you must pre-register now. To take part in CSI’s Fine Arts Day on February 3rd, please call 732-6221.


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FEBRUARY 4TH – CSI REC CENTER: THREE-ON-THREE BASKETBALL


Get your three-person team together now for the CSI Rec Center’s Three-on-Three basketball tournament Saturday, February 4th. Up to 32 teams will compete in CSI’s main gymnasium and the Rec Center gym all day, looking for tournament bragging rights and cool prizes. The registration fee is $20 for CSI students and $25 for community members. Check in begins at 8:30 and play starts at 9:30. Free for spectators. CSI’s Three-on-Three tournament Saturday, February 4th.


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FEBRUARY 4TH THRU 19TH –CSI JEROME CENTER: HANDMADE JOURNAL


Don't you just love going through a handmade journal and wishing you could have one, too? Now you can! You will learn fun and creative techniques to get you started on your very own journal. Soon you'll be off and on your way to owning a fabulous book to be treasured! This class will show you how to make a book from beginning to end. The result is a beautiful work of art that you can give as a gift or fill with your own drawings, notes and photos.


Saturday                              Feb. 4-18

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.               Jerome High School Room E260

$89                                         Instructor: Keith Farnsworth

$5                                            paid to instructor for supplies.


Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu Or (208) 324-5101


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FEBRUARY 7TH THRU 28TH – CSI JEROME CENTER: BEGINNING MEDITATION


Learn the art and benefits of meditation through mindful breathing & visualization. Calm your mind and relax your body. Begin living with more ease and joy and reduce your daily stress.


Tuesday                                Feb. 7-28

6-8 p.m.                               Jerome Center

$48                                         Instructor: Sandra Bernsen


CD will be available for purchase at the end of class for $5.


Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu Or (208) 324-5101


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FEBRUARY 9TH – FAFSA NIGHT AT CSI


At this time of year, colleges and universities urge their prospective students to apply for federal financial aid early. Just the same, countless students don’t get their check in time the next fall because they waited too long to apply. Don’t be that guy. If you’d like help or answers, just come to the next free FAFSA night at CSI from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 9th. Bring all your personal and financial records and join us in CSI’s Health Science building on North College Road.


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FEBRUARY 10TH – DUAL CREDIT ENROLLMENT DEADLINE


Dual credit is the way today’s high school students are saving money and time on their higher education – and an important deadline is coming up. February 10th is the last day to get into dual credit classes for this semester at CSI. If you’re a high school junior or senior, talk with one of your counselors right away to see what your high school offers, how to get enrolled, and even how the state of Idaho will help pay some of your costs. Again, February 10th is the dual credit enrollment deadline this semester.


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FEBRUARY 11TH – CSI’S ANNUAL MINI CHEER AND DANCE CAMP


Calling all young cheerleaders and dancers, ages 4 to 12: CSI’s annual mini cheer and dance camp is the morning of Saturday, February 11th. What a day! The kids will learn the tumbling, stunting, dancing, and chanting for their own routine. Each youngster gets a T-shirt and two game tickets for that night’s game against Salt Lake where they’ll perform their routine during halftime. Get the kids signed up right away. Call Ginger Nukaya at 732-6486.


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FEBRUARY 11TH – CSI JEROME CENTER: GENTLE CHAIR YOGA


Gentle Chair Yoga


Enjoy the benefits of a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or using it for support in standing poses. While seated on chair you will learn to do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. Apply these techniques for mini yoga breaks at work, a long plane ride, or any other time you need to balance the mind, increase blood flow, and boost your energy. Enjoy a yoga practice that is invigorating, fun, and accessible, but most of all, effective.


Saturday                              Feb. 11

10 a.m.-12 p.m.                   Jerome Center

$25                                         Instructor: Sandra Bernsen


Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu Or (208) 324-5101


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FEBRUARY 15TH – CSI EAGLE WEDNESDAYS


What’s college like? How do I get a scholarship or financial aid? Can I live on campus? What is there to do at college? How do I figure out what classes I should take? CSI’s Eagle Wednesdays answer these questions and more for high school seniors and the next one is coming up on Wednesday, February 15th. They’re free of charge – we even provide free lunch in the CSI cafeteria – but you must reserve your spot now! Eagle Wednesday February 15th. Please call CSI Admissions at 732-6221.


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FEBRUARY 15TH – HERRETT FORUM: AMERICA’S HISTORY AND MUSIC


There was another time when the United States was politically divided – much worse than it is today. The Civil War temporarily threatened America’s survival. Long before mass and social media, music was a powerful tool for winning hearts and minds. The Herrett Forum’s guest speaker on Wednesday, February 15th is Bill Rossiter, an authority on songs and stories from various eras of America’s history. Free and open to everyone. The Herrett Forum – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 15th.


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FEBRUARY 16TH – ARTS ON TOUR: BRIA SKONBERG QUARTET


Once in a while, the big city comes to Twin Falls. That will truly be the case when Arts on Tour brings you the Bria Skonberg Quartet on Thursday, February 16th. Bria was an emerging big band singer at 16 and has since become an award-winning trumpeter, vocalist, and composer in New York City’s jazz scene. Having toured throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, the Bria Skonberg Quartet makes a stop in Twin Falls at 7:30 Thursday, February 16th. Tickets are $25 - $10 for students. Call 732-6288 for more information.


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THRU FEBRUARY 24TH – TELESCOPE TUESDAY


You have several opportunities for excellent sky-watching coming up very soon at CSI’s Herrett Center. The next Telescope Tuesday starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday the 24th. Followed by a fascinating discussion with Chris Anderson about ‘The Search for Planet 9’ in the next Astronomy Talk at 6 p.m. February first. And put February 10th on your calendar as the evening you can see a partial lunar eclipse. For more information, please go to the Herrett website at csi.edu/herrett.


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APRIL 3RD THRU 19TH – CSI JEROME CENTER: ADVANCED DOG OBEDIENCE


This comprehensive 6-week class will expose dogs and their owners to a variety of training scenarios and prepare them to enjoy off-leash reliability in distracting environments. Owners will enjoy relationship based training methods that allow them to better communicate with their pets, and the dogs will thrive in the fun learning environment. Advanced Dog Obedience will prepare your dog for real-world distractions as well as outdoor adventures with emphasis on off-leash reliability in any situation. Participants must have completed a basic obedience course.


Monday & Wednesday               Apr. 3-19

6:30-7:30 p.m.                                Jerome County Fairgrounds-Messersmith Building

$55                                                      Instructor: Brittany Triner


Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu Or (208) 324-5101


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APRIL 13TH THRU 27TH – CSI JEROME CENTER: BUSINESS BASICS


This three-part course is focused on the details of creating, financing, and operating your own business. The course will provide you with detailed instructions on how to create a business plan and cash budget. It will also provide you with a checklist for setting up your company’s operations.


Thursday                             Apr. 13-27

6-7:30 p.m.                        Jerome Center

$25                                       Instructor: Larry Hall


Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu Or (208) 324-5101


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APRIL 29TH – CSI JEROME CENTER: GREETING CARD EMBROIDERY


Tired of spending money on expensive greeting cards? Learn to embroidery your own greeting cards. It's an easy and unusual way to create one-of-a-kind designs. You'll learn the basics of hand embroidery and designing your own works of art on paper. Choose from a variety of printable templates. Create cards that are personal, pretty, festive, and a gift in themselves.


Saturday                              Apr. 29

10 a.m.-12 p.m.                   Jerome Center

$10                                          Instructor: Pat Hite

$5                                            Paid to instructor for supplies.


Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu Or (208) 324-5101


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MAY 1ST THRU 29TH – CSI JEROME CENTER: DOG AGILITY TRAINING


Get into the action! Agility is an exciting sport where dog and handler navigate their way through a series of obstacles competing for time and accuracy. This 5-week introductory class will introduce dogs and handlers to the rules of AKC agility competition. You and your dog will get on the course, learning how to navigate all the obstacles from jumps and tunnels to contact obstacles. Agility is suitable for any breed of dog that would love to get out and get active with its owner in a fun and challenging learning environment. Dogs should know basic commands of sit, down, and stay.


Monday                                May 1-29

7:30-8:30 p.m.                    Jerome County Fairgrounds-Beef Barn

$65                                         Instructor: Brittany Triner


Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu Or (208) 324-5101


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AUGUST 21ST 2017 – TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING TOUR BUS


**RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW**


Last time it happened was in 1918. Next time it occurs will be 2252; a total eclipse of the sun that’s visible right here in southern Idaho. CSI’s Herrett Center for Arts and Science is chartering two tour buses to get you to the best possible place in southern Idaho to see the total solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017. One bus is almost full already. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this once-in-a-lifetime event next summer. For information on the solar eclipse tour bus, go to csi.edu/Herrett.


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ON GOING COLLEGE INFORMATION


CSI COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES


Find your enrichment at the CSI Community Education Center. Some never-before-offered classes are coming soon, including Do-It-Yourself Woodworking, Introduction to Welding and Metal Art, Studio Pottery, and Yoga. These are just a few of the many ways the CSI Community Education program can enrich your life this winter. For a free catalog or more information, see us at csi.edu/communityed or call us for more information at 732-6442.


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CSI CAREER COUNSELING CENTER – INFO


The unemployment rate in southern Idaho is low – almost everyone who wants a job has one. But there can be a downside; Sometimes when unemployment is low, getting the good jobs – the ones you really want – can be harder than ever. Give yourself an edge by visiting the CSI Career Counseling Center first. Get prepared with the information and the skills you need to make the next step, the one that’ll put you on the road to a good career. Our services are free to students and the general public. We’re located in the CSI Student Union.


The Career Counseling Center – 732-6259.


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DUAL CREDIT CLASSES


More than 4,000 Idaho high school students are taking dual credit classes this school year from the College of Southern Idaho. Why? Because this is how smart students – and smart parents – make higher education faster and more affordable these days. High school and college credit in the same classes, each of which cost just $65 per credit. These students are cutting the time they’ll spend getting their college degree and they’re saving a lot of money. Talk with your high school counselor about dual credit classes. Or call the CSI Admissions office for information at 732-6221.


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COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO FOUNDATION


Doing good things for others is often its own reward. Sometimes, helping others also helps you. That’s how it works with the CSI Foundation. The Foundation uses your donations to help hundreds of students every year to afford the higher education that will make their lives and ours better. And every gift to the CSI Foundation, large or small, qualifies for a tax break from the state of Idaho. Talk with a tax professional right away to see how you might benefit or contact the CSI Foundation soon at 732-6249.


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CSI’S CAREER COUNSELING CENTER CAN HELP YOU FIND YOUR NEW CAREER


The job market can be confusing and even a bit demoralizing, especially if you find yourself quite unexpectedly looking for a job. Whether you’re looking for your first job or a new career, here’s a suggestion: Make your first stop the CSI Career Counseling Center in the Student Union. It’s free whether you’re a CSI student or not. Our friendly, knowledgeable advisors can help you figure out what you really want to do – instead of just doing whatever’s out there. Call for an appointment at 732-6259. We hope to see you soon.


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CSI ADULT EDUCATION CENTER


The longest journey, they say, begins with the first step. For those whose formal education ended too soon, that first step is the Adult Basic Education Center at the College of Southern Idaho. Lot of people – more than you can imagine, actually – are getting their lives back on track here; earning their high school equivalencies, learning English as a second language, often preparing to take college level courses – all so they can do better at work and in life. To see how we help you, call the CSI Adult Basic Education Center at 732-6534.


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CSI OFFICE ON AGING


The CSI Office on Aging is here for southern Idaho seniors and those who love and care for them. Located on the College of Southern Idaho campus we can help you with disability resources, widowed wellness, volunteer programs, senior meals and companionship, senior transportation, and more. We offer support groups for grandparents as parents and families caring for their senior members. Can we help you? See us at our office on the west side of campus or call the CSI Office on Aging at 736-2122.


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CSI STUDENT HELP


There was a time when, sink or swim, you were pretty much on your own when you decided to go to college. A lot of new students quickly got overwhelmed and didn’t make it. These days, the College of Southern Idaho is doing so much more to help you succeed – right from the time you start looking into going to college. You’re not alone in this. We have answers, guidance and workshops to help you make the most of college – regardless of where you are in your life right now. Call us right away - the CSI Admissions Department - at 732-6221.


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IDAHO SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT CSI


Your own small business can range from dream-come-true to never-ending nightmare. The Idaho Small Business Development Center at the College of Southern Idaho can help make your dreams easier to reach by helping you make the right connections, develop the right plan, and even to choose the business that’s right for you. Small business is hard work. Make it rewarding, as well. For information on the monthly business boot camps and more at the Idaho Small Business Development Center, call us at 732-6450.


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CSI REC CENTER


New Year’s Resolutions. You know, those promises you make almost every year that by, say, February just don’t work for you anymore. If improving your personal fitness is one of them, the CSI Rec Center can help. We have all the strength and cardio equipment you need to do just what you want on your own as well as fitness experts if you need some guidance. We’re open every day and costs are very reasonable. If 2017 is the year you really want to make it work, let us help. Call for information about the CSI Rec Center at 732-6475.


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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES


Volunteers • The Senior Companion Program at the CSI Office on Aging needs volunteers, age 55 and older, to assist homebound seniors by providing friendly visits and transportation as needed. Information: 208-736-4764.


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Volunteers • The Foster Grandparent Program at the CSI Office on Aging has openings for volunteers, age 55 and older, to read to children ages 2 to 9 and assist with their academic and social skills. Placements are available throughout the Magic Valley in Head Start programs and public elementary schools. Information: 208-736-4764.


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Volunteers • Get to know a family who has fled to the United States after fearing for their lives in their home country. See what they think of the freedom and the opportunities we sometimes take for granted. The College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center has helped refugees for more than 30 years as they discover peace and re-invent their lives. Would you like to help? We appreciate your donations of household goods and your time if you can give it. For more information, call the Refugee Center at 736-2166.


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Volunteers The Idaho Office on Aging is here for southern Idaho seniors and those who love and care for them. Located on the College of Southern Idaho campus we can help you with disability resources, widowed wellness, volunteer programs, and senior meals and companionship. We offer support groups for grandparents as parents and families caring for their senior members. Can we help you? See us at our office on the west side of the CSI campus or call the Idaho Office on Aging at 736-2122.

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:39
 



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