Rio Salado Education

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    Join RISE - Rio Salado Education
    Choose from over 350 classes

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    Thanks to our wonderful presenters.
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Why RISE - Rio Salado Education

Want to learn to paint with watercolors? Have you been curious about acupuncture or ancient middle eastern goddesses? Maybe you want to write the next great American novel. These choices and 350 more are yours for only $65 per year. Join in the excitement at RISE where we offer classes from Tai Chi to Car Repairs. There’s something special happening at RISE. Come be a part of it!


FEB 20

Rise/Rio Closed Holiday

12:00 PM

MAR 13

Spring Semester Begins, Welcome Back!

10:00 AM

MAR 16

Spring Break

12:00 AM

MAR 17

Spring Break

12:00 PM


SPRING semester begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 13th

Catalogs will be out on February 20th

See you soon!


WINTER Class Additions / Changes


CORRECTED Description: Fun with Math: Notable Numbers II  Class # 213                    Janet Teeguarden

February 13th 1 p.m

(For folks who never thought they would use “fun” and “math” in the same sentence!) Most people are familiar with even and odd numbers and perhaps prime numbers, squares, or pi.  If you attended Notable Numbers I in November, you now also know about Kaprekar’s number, perfect numbers, happy numbers, and more.  In this session we will play with other “notable” numbers, such as Fibonnaci numbers, palindromic numbers, narcissistic numbers, the Golden Ratio, triangular numbers, and more.  Note: Notable Numbers I is NOT a prerequisite for taking this class!





To reserve a seat for our Community Events call Joan at 480.377.4296  or email at







RISE uses seven learning tracks: *Natural Sciences *Social Sciences *Health and Wellness *Spirituality and Religion *The Arts *Finance *Technology

Mission Statement :  Founded in 1996, RISE is a grass roots community based educational organization created for and by adults to afford them the opportunity for stimulation, enlightenment and interaction with peers in an environment which encourages life-long learning. 

Goals:  To attract people with varied talents who are willing to share as Presenters and thereby give individuals the opportunity to use their talents in a meaningful way. To provide diverse classes in a variety of curriculum areas reflecting the wishes of the membership. To encourage participation in leadership roles by as many of the members as is practical so that RISE truly represents all of the members. To offer forums for exchange of ideas and knowledge in a comfortable and friendly environment. To expand membership and member participation in RISE. To utilize state of art technology to improve RISE classes and administration of the organization.





Spring Semester Registration at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 3rd


Do you know someone you think would make a great presenter for RISE? Do you have an idea for a subject that we haven’t touched on yet? We would LOVE to hear from you!

We are currently at work on Spring 2017 semester. If you have an idea or would like to suggest someone, contact Marion or Stacee with the details. To be scheduled for the Spring semester, we need the information no later than january 25th.           

Winter semester- January 9th - March 2nd.   Registration is Friday, December 16th at 9a.m. Spring semester March 13th - May 12th.

Contact information is:

 Joan Brady  480.377.4296

Becky Schroeder  480.377.4762            


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WINTER 2017 Registration ONLINE

Friday, December 16th @ 9 a.m.

If you need assistance please come to RISE.