Rio Salado Education

Call us today 480-377-4262

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    Join RISE - Rio Salado Education
    Choose from over 350 classes

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    Come to our Open Days
    Listen to the West Valley Symphony, the Border Patrol or Financial Advisor, Wayne Stutzer

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    We wouldn't be RISE without them.

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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 $45 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!


OCT 23

Free Community Event Get Your Kicks On Route 66

10:00 AM

NOV 17

Free Community Event Ebooks How To Presented By John Faser Of The Maricopa County Library District

01:00 PM

NOV 20

Free Community Event The "Weird" World Of Eastern Medicine

10:00 AM


Class 145, Experimental Painting with Water Media, has been cancelled due to instructor illness and will not be taught for the Fall 2015 semester




Community Events are FREE and open to the public. Join us at RISE for one or all of the FREE Events this Fall.


Fri, Oct 23rd @ 10a.m. Route 66 - State of Arizona Archivist Libby Coyner provides the history and fun of Rt 66.

Wed, Oct 28th @ 5p.m.   Have you ever watched shower and laundry water go down the drain, rainwater flood the streets, and thought "can I use this to water my landscape?" Yes you can! Join Ryan Wood from Watershed Management Group to discover how to use these precious resources in the landscape. You will learn the basics of shaping the landscape to capture rainwater, how rain tanks and greywater can be used to water your plants between the rains, and what is required to maintain these type of system.

Tues, Nov 17th @ 1p.m. Overdrive - an ebooks How To from the Maricopa County Library District

Fri, Nov 20th 10a.m. The "Weird" World of Eastern Medicine. Acupuncturist Patricia Martin unravels the mystery of eastern medicine.

Call 480.377.4296 to reserve your seat.



Mission Statement  RISE Learning for Life, a part of Rio Salado College, offers adult residents of Maricopa County the opportunity to enrich their lives through membership in an educational organization that is dedicated to lifelong learning. RISE provides diverse classes, reflecting the wishes of the membership, which are led by volunteers with expertise in their respective fields.

Goals  *Provide Lifelong Learning for adult Maricopa County residents. *Offer forums for the exchange of ideas and knowledge through informal extra-curricular groups, special and social groups. *Increase membership and participation in RISE. *Increase the diversity of membership and curriculum. *Increase the viability of the website. *Increase the public's awareness of RISE Learning for Life.

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


***Second Class Offering for Memory Health Training*** A second class offering of Memory Health Training is now available for registration. The class number is 175, and is on Wednesday, November 18th at 1p.m. 



The following classes are FULL-

101 Current Events

102 Practical Spirituality Study Group

103 Tai Chi Essentials

106 Tai Chi Ruler

111 What is Judaism All About

117 The Science Behind Noah's Flood

118- What Do the Mormons Believe

119 Computers 101

121 Intro to the Kabbalah

122 Finding the Courage to be Yourself

124 Aging Gracefully

125 Memory Health Training

126 The Presidential Election

127 Discover Your Brain Transform Your Life

130 How to Stay Positive

131 Christopher Columbus

136 Is the Civil War Over

145 Experimental Painting with Water Media

146 The Physician in You

154 Fundamentals of Drawing Line Shading and Tone

162 Identity Theft

165 The Art of Listening

170 The Nativity


Classes begin on Monday, September 28th.


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 Upcoming Classes at RISE

Current Events Discussion Wednesdays 10a.m. - Noon at Birt's Bistro



Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Summer Movie Series! And a big Thank You to Mike Dubin for leading the discussions!