Rio Salado Education

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

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    Who doesn't love to dance?
    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!


How to Find Us:
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Catalog Corrections

Class #410, Recipes from the Famous given by Diane Cheney is cancelled.  We will try to reschedule it for the Fall Term.

Class #492, Maintain Your Brain-Part 2, will be held on Friday, June 22, at 1 - 3 p.m. INSTEAD of 10 a.m.-12 noon


Did you Know ... with your RISE membership you get 500+ FREE online, instructor-led classes through Universal Class.  These classes can be taken from any computer, anywhere.  Check your Catalog for more information.


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.




Attention Vietnam Veterans
July 5, 9:00 a.m. The Moving Wall Opens to the Public
July 6, 6:00 a.m. Welcome Ceremony
July 9, 6:00 a.m. Closing Ceremony
July 9, 12:00 p.m. The Moving Wall Closes
The Moving Wall will be open 24 hours for viewing from welcome to closing ceremonies.
Directory books will be available 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Mark Coronado Park
15960 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise
For information call:  623-222-2000
This is a Free Event

ALWAYS remember to wear your badge when coming to classes or in the building.  

Did you lose your badge?  Your first badge replacement will be free of charge, HOWEVER, the next replacements

will cost you $5.00 (cash only) each.

Remember to check your name off the attendance sheet at the door or add your name if you are not pre-registered.  
We just need a headcount!


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 Term -- March 12-May 11, 2018.

Contact information is:

Becky Schroeder, Coordinator  


Cathy Sheredy, Assistant

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