Rio Salado Education

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    Join RISE - Rio Salado Education
    Choose from over 350 classes

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    Listen to the West Valley Symphony, the Border Patrol or Financial Advisor, Wayne Stutzer

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    Thanks to our wonderful presenters.
    We wouldn't be RISE without them.

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    Tai Chi, yoga, dancing and more...

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!


MAR 17

Spring Break

12:00 PM


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

Did you Know ... with your RISE membership you get 500+ FREE online, instructor-let classes through Universal Class.

*You can enroll in up to 5 courses at one time
*You have up to 6 months to finish each course
*You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet
*Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email.
*These are non-credit courses provided for your personal enrichment and are not intended to be a substitute for any state government, licensing, or educational requirements.
*Check page 21 in your Spring 2017 Catalog for more information.

SPRING Class Changes

Estate Organization was listed incorrectly on page 52 of the Spring 2017 Catalog.  It is listed correctly on page 24.  Estate Organiazation #310 will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.

Restoring the Body’s Lost Signals was moved from Thursdays to Mondays, April 10, 17, and 24.

Restoring the Body's Lost Signals (NS, HW) #388                                              Bill Blaker

Monday 10 a.m. April 10, 17, 24

Some human disorders are due to the body's failure to manufacture key chemicals it uses for internal communication.  What these chemicals do, how they were discovered, and how they are used to treat disorders are some of modern medical science's greatest hits.  This course will explore these topics in connection with type I diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and hypothyroidism.

Cacti and Cacti Flowers with Watercolor #366 – the April 12th session is cancelled.  The March 15, 22, 29; and April 5 sessions will be held.

Frida Kahlo #370 on Wednesday, April 12, at 10 a.m. is cancelled.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

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!

Spring semester- March 13 - May 12th. 

Contact information is:

 Joan Brady  480.377.4296

Becky Schroeder  480.377.4762            


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 Upcoming Events at RISE

Community Event -- This event is free and open to the public.  Bring your friends and enjoy the afternoon!  Rise members -- please register; Guests email or call Joan Brady at 480-377-4296 or

The Cactus Clarinets Community Event will be held Thursday, April 20th, at 1:30 p.m. at RISE.  The Cactus Clarinets are part of the West Valley Wind Ensemble (WVWE). They provide music in smaller venues for audiences who request a personal and more casual performance. As a clarinet ensemble, they bring a unique sound to our programs demonstrating the beauty and the versatility of instruments in the clarinet family.