PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Adults of All Ages Are Welcome “Back to School” at SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning

Santa Barbara, CA, August 11, 2015— SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning (The CLL) is pleased to welcome Santa Barbara adults of all ages “back to school” this Fall. With over 70 brand new classes, even the most experienced of lifelong learners are sure to find something new. Fall term includes over 375 classes and workshops for every schedule and lifestyle, including evening, weekday and Saturday classes, the launch of a new Non-Profit Skills Program, and the acclaimed Mind & Supermind series event.

Class schedules are available at both CLL campuses, at newsstands throughout the area, and online at Fall registration begins August 17. Classes start throughout the term, which runs from September 8 through December 12.

Lamp work Glass Bead Making is featured on the cover of the CLL’s award-winning printed schedule.

“The excitement that comes with back to school season is by no means limited to schoolchildren; at the CLL adults can join in the fun.” said Andy Harper, Executive Director of SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning.

“Students take classes at the CLL because they really want to expand their horizons,” said Harper. “As long as people are learning, they are engaged with their surroundings and active stewards of their lives. Every day, we see people discovering a passion when they are here.”

Fall 2015 highlights:

Over 375 evening, weekend and Saturday classes
Over 70 NEW classes, including: Belly Dance and Dances of the Middle East; How to Publish and Sell Your Book; Japanese Cooking for Noodle Lovers; Lighter than Air: A High Energy, Low Impact Trampoline Workout; Shrine of a Lifetime: Create a Mexican Folk Art Nicho; Whale Whisperer: A Path to Awakening, and many more.
NEW Wine & Beverage Classes: Along with dozens of cooking, entertaining, nutrition and health classes led by professional chefs and health experts, the CLL now offers creative approaches on wine and beer appreciation: A Few Good Noses: Wine Tasting and Selection
for the Novice, Discover the Truth about Spanish Wine, Craft Beer and Food Pairing - What’s Not to Like?, and Foods That Complement Great Wines.
NEW Non-Profit Skills program: The CLL introduces a resource to strengthen Santa Barbara’s non-profit and philanthropic community, launching in October with a two-part class on Becoming an Impactful Board Member taught by Music Academy of the West President, Scott Reed.
Celebrating el Dia de Los Muertos at the CLL: Join the CLL for a visual, cultural and spiritual journey leading up to Day of the Dead. Unique workshops include: Make Your Own Sugar Skulls, Shrine of a Lifetime: Create a Mexican Folk Art Nicho, Day of the Dead: Preparation and Significance of Traditional Foods.
October 12: Mind & Supermind, “Beyond Emotional Intelligence: The Non-Ordinary Attention of Seers with Peter L. Nelson, Ph.D.”: In this captivating presentation, Dr. Peter Nelson will explore the non-ordinary attention deployed by seers to perceive a person’s field, allowing them to directly know someone’s psycho-emotional state and the forces that shape it.
Online “How-to” videos: Explore 175 original videos in the CLL’s award-winning Look & Learn videos, a growing collection of free, short (one to two minutes) online videos of useful how-tos and tips from CLL teachers, all professional experts in their fields. Available at and on the CLL YouTube Channel.
New website: The CLL’s new website is completely redesigned and offers many new features, including: improved navigation, mobile-friendly design, live updated lists of classes that are starting soon, and loads of new CLL photos.

Register for classes and workshops online at, or in person at the Wake or Schott campuses. Staggered registration begins the week of August 17.

About SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning (The CLL)
The SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning mission is to be responsive to the diverse lifelong learning needs of adult members of the Santa Barbara Community. CLL aims to be the educational, cultural and social hub for the Santa Barbara community, continuing a nearly 60-year tradition of excellence. CLL is online at, and on Facebook (sbccCLL), Twitter (@sbccCLL) and YouTube.


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