Mountain Bluebird 101

PRESENTATION ON MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS

Mountain Bluebird, Cabin Lake Viewing Blinds, Deschutes National Forest, Near Fort Rock, Oregon


DATE:
 Tuesday, November 1, 2016
TIME:  7:00 p.m.
COST:  $15/person
LOCATION:  Cremona Community Engagement Site

 

Follow the arrival of the birds in the spring:
*Nest building
*Egg laying
*Incubation
*Young rearing
*Banding operations
*Nestling fledgling
*And research findings on other main cavity nesting birds along with the extraordinary flight on some other species of birds!

Presented by K.R. (Dick) Stauffer
Dick spent 37 years as owner in the Auto Parts & machine shop industry in Olds, Alberta, and retired in 2001 to pursue other opportunities. Dick helped his father in law (Jack Haynes) on a nest box trail that he had established in 1966, and with  the passing of Jack in 2000, expanded the trail to 300 boxes, 5 for Kestrels and 2 Duck boxes. “Questioning  Everything” led Dick to start “citizen science research” on Mountain Bluebirds and Tree swallows, working with Cornell University, Ellis Bird Farm and Beaver hill Bird Observatory. Dick co-authored a paper published in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology on the first every documented account of a Black Billed Magpie nesting in a duck box. Dick is currently concluding a 4 year study on nest box preference.

SPANISH FOR FUN KIDS & PARENTS CLUB

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Join Gabby for this 6 week class right after school Thursdays, learn Spanish together, and have fun with your kids at the same time. Target group is children in grades 2 to 4.  Students are welcome to attend even if parents are not able to participate.  

 

DATE: October 6 to Nov. 17 (no class Nov. 10)
TIME: Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
COST: $80/pair ($45 for a single child)
Registration Deadline:  October 1st

 

SPANISH FOR TRAVELLERS

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Let’s keep learning Spanish by joining Gabby in this 8 week course; we will start with a language refresher and introduce daily life Spanish vocabulary and phrases.

DATE: October 6 to Nov. 24
TIME: Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
COST: $100/person
Registration Deadline: October 1

MANAGING STORED GRAIN

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DATE: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
COST: $20/PERSON
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  Tuesday, October 11


Join us October 18th  to answer some of your key questions for Managing Stored Grain:
*Why do we store grain?
*What are the ways to store grain?
*What happens to grain when it is stored?
*What are some things to lookout for when storing grain?
*What makes grain storage in Alberta better or worse than other places in the world?
*How can we make the storage work for us, saving or making money?
*What are some grain storage best practices?
*What equipment or systems are available that can make grain storage easier and let you sleep at night?

Presented by Ron Larson, B.Sc., M.Sc. P.Eng.
Ron is the Senior Engineering Advisor for OPIsystems (formerly Cool Grain Inc.) and has been instrumental within OPIsystems developing electronic and mechanical solutions for storing grain since 1987, first as Engineering Manager and then as VP Engineering.  Ron graduated from the University of Alberta majoring in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.  Ron was born the 6th child of 3 boys and 3 girls and, raised on a mixed farm near Boyle, Alberta where cattle, pigs, poultry, grain and canola were grown. Ron has continued to, and now farms 3000 acres on the family farm along with a sister in St. Paul who farms 10,000 acres. He continues to work with OPIsystems and will move into a senior  advisory role in the New Year. OPIsystems provides grain management solutions to more 25000 users in more than 45 countries around the world.

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ADULT SEWING

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We will be constructing a sewing organizer. this handy little case will hold everything you need – sewing machine feet and accessories, tools, and more.  (Not exactly as picture shows)
DATES: Wednesdays Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2 & 9
TIME:  7—9:00 pm
COST: $85/PERSON
Deadline to register is September 29th

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TECHNOLOGY HELP

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Need a little help with a pesky technology problem with your computer or other mobile device. Come into the Engagement Site for a little one-on-one help with the issue.  Stop being
frustrated and work through the problem with assistance.
Call 403-337-4277 for an appointment.
Free to seniors 60+, non-seniors—$10/hour.

TEA & TRAVEL

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Join Jessica Hughes of Ravenwing Travel to experience some of the destinations she has been to, including Egypt and Cuba, learn some tips and tricks to make your next vacation more memorable and have a chance toask her all of your travel related questions.


DATE: 
Tuesday, Sept. 20th COST: $5 (includes tea and goodies)
TIME: 1PM
Please RSVP by Sept. 13th

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY HEALING

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This is a follow-up to the free introduction in June
This basic introduction to Energy Medicine workshop will teach you the history of Energy Healing, What is Energy healing and how does it work,
*Discard and Re-charge of Energy         *Our Energy centres
*How does Energy effect us, our lives and our physical and mental health.
*How can we use Energy to heal ourselves.
DATE:  Thursday, October 13th
TIME: 7-9 pm
COST: $45/person, minimum required to run is 6.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 6
Call 403-337-4277 or email: coordinator@cremonaces.com to register

FALL GED PREPARATION

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FINANCIAL BOOK CLUB

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COMING IN SEPTEMBER
“A Canadian’s Guide to Money-Smart Living”
Mountain View Credit Union—Cremona will be hosting the Financial Book Club starting late September.  It will run for an hour every two weeks for 6 sessions.

Session 1:
Money 101 and The Plan
Session 2:
Simplify Your Life: Manage and Declutter
Important Financial Conversations
Session 3:
Understanding Your Mortgage
Session 4:
Managing Your Cash, Credit Cards & Other Debt
The Importance of a good Credit Score
Session 5:
Investments for Today and Your Future
Tax Shelters to Help You Save Money & Defer Taxes
Session 6:
It’s Never Too Late to Start Being Smart
Q & A and Feedback
There will be discussion each session as well as homework that will be emailed out to the participants.

DATE:  Tuesdays – September 27th, October 11th & 25th, November 8th & 22nd and December 6th.

TIME:   7:00pm – 8:00pm

COST: $20 includes book         Students welcome!

Please call 403-337-4277 or email: coordinator@cremonaces.com to register for these important sessions.

 

TECHNOLOGY HELP

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Need a little help with a pesky technology problem with your computer or other mobile device.   Come into the Engagement Site for a little one-on-one help with the issue.  Stop being frustrated and work through the problem with assistance. We do not fix or repair computers.
Call 403-337-4277 for an appointment.
Free to seniors 60+, non-seniors—$10/hour.

 

SPONSORED BY

Cremona FCSS

 

Welcome to Rural Learning Opportunities

WHAT WE DO
We provide high speed internet, video conferencing and other interactive educational technology, along with onsite learning support to rural Albertans – connecting our community to the world. We offer post secondary courses, health and wellness, business sessions, courses to improve employability, computer courses, after school student classes and general interest classes to our community members. We also have two meeting rooms available to the public and business  to rent.  The large room holds 20 comfortably and offers presentation technology and the ability to run video conferencing.  The smaller, private room holds 6 comfortably and has the ability to video conference.  

The Cremona Community Engagement Site is in partnership with Campus Alberta Central to offer on-line support to local residents who wish to take college classes in the comfort of their own homes or in our learning environment.  

If you wish to make a program suggestion or you have a talent or knowledge you wish to share please feel free to call 403.337.4277 or email: coordinator@cremonaces.com

 

Office Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 10am – 3pm.  Please call or email as these hours may change due to programming or course offerings.

 

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