Sedona AZ (October 26, 2018) – On Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in celebration of Yavapai College’s 50th anniversary, the community is invited to experience a variety of demonstrations and classes, including culinary arts, at Yavapai College Sedona Center, 4215 Arts Village Drive.
All activities are offered free of charge, including sample classes, cooking demonstrations by the college’s culinary arts instructors, tours, lunch and a reception with 50th anniversary cake.
The celebration begins at 9 a.m. with a sampling of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes running through 2 p.m. The mini classes feature topics such as astrobiology, history, spirituality, and health. OLLI classes are taught by local volunteers with expertise in a wide variety of subjects.
Film and media arts instructors will demonstrate “stop motion animation” from 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and Lollipop the Balloon Artist will entertain guests with take-away creations.
Interactive cooking demonstrations for adults are offered hourly from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., presented by Sedona Culinary Institute instructors. Demonstrations for children ages 8-16 years are offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Space is limited in the state-of-the-art teaching kitchens; availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis. High school juniors and seniors may participate in the adult segments.
A free boxed lunch prepared by YC culinary students will be served in the atrium while supplies last, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
From 2 – 3 p.m. Dr. James Perey, Executive Dean of the Verde Valley Campus and Sedona Center, and YC President Dr. Penny Wills will welcome guests to a reception featuring a student-made, short-subject film, produced by Yavapai College Film and Media Arts Director, Helen Stephenson.
Tours of the Sedona Culinary Institute and information about college resources available to Sedona-area residents, including online and in-person credit and non-credit classes, will be available throughout the day. “I think people will be impressed with our investments in facilities and programs designed to support the regional hospitality workforce needs, and to engage the community with lifelong learning and community education programs,” Perey said.
The Yavapai College bookstore will host a pop-up shop with YC logo and ready-to-wear fear and gifts, including the 50th anniversary commemorative book. All 50th anniversary guests are encouraged to enter the random drawing for a free class of the winner’s choosing.
A schedule of cooking demonstrations and sample OLLI classes is available on the 50th anniversary website, 50th.yc.edu. For more information, contact Lisa Schlegel, 928.776.2257.