C.A.L.L. in Casa Grande
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The Central Arizona College Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program now has volunteer staff stationed in Casa Grande to help people in the community register for the C.A.L.L. program or just sign up for a class.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon, volunteer C.A.L.L. members will be staffed at Central’s Corporate Center located at I-10 and Florence Boulevard in the Palm Center.
The C.A.L.L. volunteers will be available to answer questions, provide information, expedite registration or just hand out the 2008 Central Arizona Lifelong Learners Spring Catalog.
“C.A.L.L. is an enrichment program for adult learners of any age without regard to previous education,” Vera Walters, the program’s coordinator, said. “C.A.L.L. provides its members with a variety of informal, low-cost, high-quality classes, study groups and field trips.”
Types of programs offered by C.A.L.L. include trips to see productions at the Gammage Auditorium; a variety of arts and crafts enrichment classes; informative law enforcement programs such as Victims’ Rights, Pinal County 911 and Mounted Police; and Living in Arizona programs that teach Spanish, yoga, and mental aerobics.
Many C.A.L.L. programs have been offered in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon areas over the years. Now C.A.L.L. is increasing opportunities in Casa Grande, Florence and Coolidge for year-round residents as well as winter visitors.
A sampling of classes offered in the Corporate Center include:
· All about Russia
· Book Discussion Group
· Energy from the Sun
· Exploring Arizona
· Foods of the Sonoran Desert
· Games People Play
· Hiking the Casa Grande Area
· Interactive Digital Photography
· Lunch and Conversation
· Mah Jongg
· Meet the Artist
· More Spanish for Travelers
· Mounted Police
· Our National Parks
· Pinal County 911 and Communications Overview
· Stability Ball Fitness
· Sudoku – From the Beginning
· U.S. Customs & Border Control
· Victims’ Rights
With an unwavering commitment to serving the citizens of Pinal County and the East Valley, anyone can join the C.A.L.L. program for an $89 annual membership fee – an unbelievable bargain that entitles participants one year of unlimited classes from the date of registration.
Some classes have additional fees for supplies, transportation or admission, while those who have not joined C.A.L.L. are welcome to experience the same exciting atmosphere and camaraderie by paying the non-member fee for each event.
Member benefits include:
· Low-cost learning experiences
· Casual learning environment without grades or tests
· Opportunities to meet new people
· Central Arizona College student ID card
· Use of any Central Arizona College library or computer center
· 10 percent discount on student massages offered at Superstition Mountain and Signal Peak campuses (Call 480-677-7759 for more information)
To sign up for the C.A.L.L. program, or to request a copy of the 2008 C.A.L.L. Spring Catalog, please contact Joel Beck, program assistant, by phone at 494-5444, ext. 7721, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for classes, complete and return a C.A.L.L. enrollment form with fees, if applicable. Class registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The catalog and all downloadable forms may be found on the Central Arizona College website at http://www.centralaz.edu/call.
In compliance with federal, state and local laws, Central Arizona College seeks to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals with disabilities.
Participants are requested to notify Vera Walters (480-677-7707 / email@example.com) at least two weeks prior to the start of class so appropriate accommodations can be made.
Many C.A.L.L. participants use carpooling as a way to travel to a class location. There are typically two departure points – Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction and the Central Arizona College Corporate Center on I-10 in Casa Grande.
Carpooling is not organized by the C.A.L.L. staff - participants simply show up at the site and organize themselves into groups. Drivers or carpool organizers are requested to be visible at departure points wearing C.A.L.L. name tags and standing outside of the vehicle.
The primary C.A.L.L. office is located on Central’s Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction and holds business hours from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. C.A.L.L. may be reached at the following numbers:
520-494-5444, ext. 7721
800-237-9814, ext. 7721
Spring Class Locations
Classes for the C.A.L.L. program are located at the following locations this spring:
Superstition Mountain Campus
273 East Old West Highway
Central Arizona College Corporate Center
540 North Camino Mercado
(located at the former Palm Center, I -10 & Florence Boulevard)
Mountain Brook Village
5783 South Mountain Brook Drive