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


Independence Day Holiday, Rise & Rio Closed

08:00 AM


Labor Day Holiday, Rise/Rio Closed

08:00 AM

Registration for Summer classes begins

Friday, May 24, at 9 a.m.

(or any time after May 24th)

Summer Term Class Changes

#436, Living Through Forgiving - Rob Corbin, Date Change:  Tuesday, June 18, 1 p.m. (Session 1),
and Tuesday, June 25, 1 p.m. (Session 2)

#411, Afraid to Go Out in the Heat? - Dr. Jeff Reed,
Date Change: Monday, June 24, 10 a.m.

Class Cancellations

#439 Your Life Your Legacy - Ken Turner, June 18, 10 a.m.

#445 Lying with Statistics - Dr. David Gershaw,
June 25, 1 p.m.

#467 Arizona Law - Bob Jeckel, June 5, 23, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, & 24

#449 Aroma Cleanse - Frankie Eklund, July 9, 10 a.m.


How to Find Us:
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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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