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!


MAY 17

May 17 Through August 16 Rise/Rio Closed On Fridays During The Summer

12:00 AM

MAY 27

Memorial Day Holiday, Rise & Rio Closed

08:00 AM


Independence Day Holiday, Rise & Rio Closed

08:00 AM


Labor Day Holiday, Rise/Rio Closed

08:00 AM

Class Cancellatons

#406  Say Cheese:  Photographing Fido - Maryann Watkins, Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m.
#387 Estate organization - Pam Prine/Kimberle Dyer, Wednesday, March 27, 1 p.m.
#393 Fresh from the Future - SUNI The Robot, Wednesday, April 10, 1 p.m.
#453 Funding for Creative Folks - Laura Lee Perkins, Friday, April 12
#426 From Fields to Table - Frankie Eklund, Thursday, April 18, 10 a.m.
Date Change:  #417 Train Your Brain - Keli Price, change to Thursday, April 4, 1 p.m.


RISE Catalog Corrections -- Spring 2019

Please make these corrections in your catalog.
(The online catalog has been corrected.)

Page 7       #305    Veterans/Spousal Burial Benefits (SS), Kenneth Turner --  (Same Class as #319) (#447 & 459 are different from this class)

Page 8       #308    Heal Your Aging Body (HW), Betsy Timmerman -- This is the second part of class #304, so class #308 is eliminated.

Page 8       #306    Yellowstone in Winter (SS), David & Diane Reesor -- Monday, 1 – 2 p.m., March 11 (This is a one-hour class.)

Page 9       #316    Viruses:  The Original Antiheroes (NS), Dr. Brian Johnson -- This class is scheduled for Monday, 1 – 3 p.m., March 25 (not 35).

Page 10     #319    Veterans/Spousal Burial Benefits (SS), Kenneth Turner -- Monday, 1 – 3 p.m., April 1 (not March 11) (Same class as #305) (#447 & #459 are different from this class.)

Page 15     #348    DIY:  Beauty (HW), Jeannette Vaupel, RN, BSN, LMT, Limit of 12 participants

Page 18     #367    The Many Uses of 6 Common Essential Oils:  Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Oregano, Peppermint, and Rose (HW), Harold Sexson -- The correct description is:  Each participant will get a print out with full description of these miraculous oils.  Some uses that are not common that will make your life easier.

Page 21     #388    Mental Alchemy:  How to shift your thoughts and flex your mental muscles to release negativity, fear and anxiety (RS), Rev. James Yeaw -- The class number was missing.
Page 31     #443    Your Life, Your Legacy:  Plan to Make it Right (F), Kenneth Turner --  (Same Class as #447 & 459) (#305 & #319 are different from this class.

Page 31     #447    Your Life, Your Legacy:  Plan to Make it Right (F), Kenneth Turner --  (Same Class as #443 & 459) (#305 & #319 are different from this class.)

Page 33     #459    Your Life, Your Legacy:  Plan to Make it Right (F), Kenneth Turner -- (Same Class as #443 & 447) (#305 & #319 are different from this class.)

Page 35     #461    West Valley BrassWorks (WVB) (A)  Class number was missing.

Page 52   Under Friday, March 22, Your Life Your Legacy-Ken Turner -- The number should be 443 – not 447


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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.




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!

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.


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!

Fall Term -- October 1 - November 30, 2018

Contact information is:

Becky Schroeder, Coordinator  


Cathy Sheredy, Assistant

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