Education

Summer 2018

All fall classes, workshops and events will be held at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Register at townoffarragut.org/register, in person at Town Hall or by phone (218-3375). Payment is due at the time of registration. All credit card payments will incur a transaction fee. Cash and check payments are also accepted when registering in person. No refunds are given. The Town of Farragut is not responsible for costs associated with the purchase of supplies when a class is canceled.

TWRA Boater Education Classes

Saturday, July 7, 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday, August 11, 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday and Tuesday, August 27 – 28, 6 – 9 PM
Monday and Tuesday, September 10 – 11, 6 – 9 PM
Monday and Tuesday, September 17 – 18, 6 – 9 PM

No pre-registration required. Any Tennessee resident born after Jan. 1, 1989, must show the TWRA-issued wallet Boating Safety Education Certificate as proof of successful completion of the TWRA Boating Safety exam. No other certificate will be accepted as meeting the requirements of the law. Please bring Type 600 boating safety exam permit to class – this permit is available from any business (license agent) that sells hunting and fishing licenses (Walmart, sporting goods stores, bait stores, marinas, etc.). For more information, visit tn.gov/twra.

Facebook 101 for Seniors (two options)

Option 1: Wed., July 11, 10 AM  – 12 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, July 6.
Option 2: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 10 AM  – 12 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, Aug. 31.
Cost: $30 for each class. Must be 55 or older to attend. Must bring own device. Classes limited to five participants!

Pinterest 101 for Seniors (two options)

Option 1: Wednesday, July 11, 12:30 PM  – 2:30 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, July 6.
Option 2: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 12:30 PM  – 2:30 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, August 31.
Cost: $30 for each class. Must be 55 or older to attend. Must bring own device. Classes limited to five participants!

Where shall we land? Exploring senior living options

Monday, July 16, 1 PM. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, July 13. Instructor: Melanie Cahill with Choices in Senior Care. According to an AARP survey, 75% of seniors wish to stay in their home. Is this always the best option? What changes should be made to make it a good option? These questions will be discussed with others. A light lunch will be provided to for all those who preregister.

Awesome Apps for Seniors (two options)

Option 1: Tues., July 17, 10 AM  – 12 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, July 13.
Option 2: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 10 AM  – 12 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, August 31.
Cost: $30 for each class. Must be 55 or older to attend. Must bring own device. Classes limited to five participants!

Get the Most Out of Your Smartphone/Tablet Camera for Seniors (two options)

Option 1: Tues., July 17, 12:30 PM  – 2:30 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, July 13.
Option 2: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 12:30 PM  – 2:30 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, August 31.
Cost: $30 for each class. Must be 55 or older to attend. Must bring own device. Classes limited to five participants!

Intro to Photography: Camera Controls (a two-class series)

Monday, July 23 and Monday, July 30, 6-7:30 PM Cost: $60. Registration deadline: Friday, July 20. Instructor Thomas Morgan. These classes teach you how to get the most from the buttons and dials on your camera. Explore recommended gear, camera cleaning, shutter release modes, menu functions, focusing, and more.

Will You Be the Next Victim of Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself Online and Offline (two parts)

Part 1: Thursday, August 2, 6:00-7:30 PM (registration deadline Monday, July 30)
Part 2: Thursday, September 6, 6:00 – 7:30 PM (registration deadline Friday, Aug. 31)
Cost: Free. Instructor: Angeline Anderson/Jason Bowers of LegalShield and Pixelized Designs.
Part I is general overview of identity theft and broad review of options available to protect yourself online and offline. Part II includes a more focused explanation of steps to protect yourself against identity theft. Attendance at both sessions is not required but recommended.

AARP Smart Driving Program

Friday, Aug. 10, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-AARP members. Bring a check to the class. Registration deadline: Friday, Aug. 3. Participants must bring their AARP membership card or their membership number to the class to receive the $5 discount. Participants must be 55 years of age or older and complete eight hours of class time to be eligible for auto insurance discount. Addresses age-related physical changes and serves as a refresher course for the rules of the road.

iPhone/iPad Basics for Seniors Part 1

Tues., August 14, 10:00 AM  – 12:00 PM and Wednesday, August 15, 10:00 AM  – 12:00 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, August 10.
Cost: $45 for the class. Must be 55 or older to attend. Must bring own device. Classes limited to five participants!

Android Phone/Tablet Basics for Seniors Part 1

Tues., August 14, 12:30 PM  – 2:30 PM and Wednesday, August 15, 12:30 PM  – 2:30 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, August 10.
Cost: $45 for the class. Must be 55 or older to attend. Must bring own device. Classes limited to five participants!

Kick Toxins to the Curb Using Essential Oils

Tuesday, August 21, 6:00-7:30 PM. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Friday, August 17. Instructor: Kristi Hulsey of Tennessee Thyme. Identify the hidden toxins in your home and discover natural solutions and simple DIY projects.

Admiral Farragut presentation

Friday, Sept. 21 at 6 PM Lou Lamarche discusses Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, the first commissioned admiral of the U.S. Navy. The Farragut Museum will be open 4:30 - 6 PM before the presentation.

iPhone/iPad Basics for Seniors Part 2

Tues., Sept. 25, 10:00 AM  – 12:00 PM and Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10:00 AM  – 12:00 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, September 21. (Attendance at Part 1 is not required.)
Cost: $45 for the class. Must be 55 or older to attend. Must bring own device. Classes limited to five participants!

Android Basics for Seniors Part 2

Tues., Sept 25, 12:30 PM  – 2:30 PM and Wednesday, Sept. 26, 12:30 PM  – 2:30 PM. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, September 21. (Attendance at Part 1 is not required.)
Cost: $45 for the class. Must be 55 or older to attend. Must bring own device. Classes limited to five participants!