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For Immediate Release Media Contact: Kelly Kapaun/Juliana Minsky, (805) 687-3322

“New Year’s Resolutions?” There’s a Class for That… at

SBCCCenter for Lifelong Learning

Registration opens December 9th

with over 360 Winter classes; eGift Cards now available

Santa Barbara, CA, December 4, 2013—This winter, SBCCCenter for Lifelong Learning (CLL)

is ready to help the community achieve their New Year’s resolutions, with 360 classes and

workshops for every schedule and lifestyle. Winter registration opens on December 9th, with class schedules available for preview this week at both CLL campuses, at newsstands throughout the area, and online at CLL offers evening, weekday and Saturday classes and

workshops in more than 25 different interest areas for the body, mind and spirit. Winter classes start and end throughout the term, between January 13 and March 22.

“With the New Year just ahead, we’re excited to offer hundreds of ways for our community

members to discover their potentials,” said Andy Harper, Executive Director of SBCCCenter for

Lifelong Learning. “Now is the time to reclaim some ‘you time’ and get ready to re-energize your

year ahead. Come try the something new you’ve been dreaming of, or get back into a favorite art,

craft, language, fitness or intellectual pursuit you’ve been keeping on hold..”

The CLL’s fall term, the first official term under the restructure, attracted over 4,500 community

members of all ages, including over 900 new students.

SBCC CLL welcomes tax-deductible donations through the SBCC Foundation to support programs

and to provide tuition assistance for students in need. Please see

2014 Winter Term highlights

Over 360 classes are offered in five major categories (in more than 25 sub-categories): Arts,

Crafts, Performance; Body, Mind, Spirit; Business, Finance, Work; Events, Film, Language; and

Home, Nature, Technical.

40+ brand new classes for Winter include: Harmonica Blues, Getting Started; Mixed Media

Jewelry; Stand-up Comedy 101; Bicycling for Health & Happiness; The Power of Myth: From

Ancient Egypt to the Iroquois; Yoga Flow; Beginning Screenwriting; Investing and Financial

Planning for Women; Beautiful Brunches at the Very Last Minute; Flavors of France: From

Paris to Provence; Need to Know About Home Repair and Maintenance; Tasty Dishes with

Trader Joe’s® Ingredients; Website 101 with WordPress

Flexible schedule options: Classes are offered evenings, weekdays and Saturdays, and include

one-meeting workshops, two- to five-session offerings, and longer classes up to nine weeks;

classes start and end throughout the winter term, January 13 – March 22. ? “CLL Presents,” the lecture and special event series focusing on today’s vital issues, with

dynamic guest speakers. Winter highlights include: Water Harvesting Workshop; The Middle

East: What’s Happened Since the ‘Arab Spring’? (with 2013 California Professor of the Year,

SBCC’s Dr. Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar); Talk About Santa Barbara Treasures; and Mind

and Supermind – “The Melting Polar Ice: Remembering our Broken Bonds with Nature”

Free CEUs (Continuing Education Units): There will be no additional charge for CEUs for

eligible health care and mental health care professionals.

Winter class schedules are available at the SBCC Wake and Schott Campuses, at newsstands

throughout SouthSanta BarbaraCounty and in the Santa Ynez Valley, and online at


December 2: Printed and online class schedule available

December 9-12: “Staggered” Registration schedule

December 14: CLL Holiday Crafts Faire at SBCC Wake Campus, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

January 13: First possible day for Winter classes

March 22: Last day of Winter Term

Give the Gift of Learning: CLL Gift Cards available now!

CLL eGift Cards for classes are a unique gift for the holidays and any occasion. Purchase online or

at the SBCC Schott or SBCC Wake Campus Information/Registration office. See for details.

About the SBCCCenter for Lifelong Learning (CLL)

The SBCCCenter 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


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