Travel & Photography



Adventures in Romania

Romania is a beautiful and highly interesting country in eastern Europe.  It has a fascinating history as well.  Come share information about wonderful travel destinations which will include personal experiences during the communist era under Nicolae Ceausescu. (1 session)

Instructor: Dr. Stacey McEnnan has had the privilege of traveling the world and has spent time Romania and in India on several occasions working with children from the slums of Bangalore. Her university degrees are in Dance Criticism, Dance Ethnology, Education and Anthropology. She runs her own independent study program for gifted students. She is new to the Phoenix area. 

 



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AIR
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
McEnnan 2/22 - 2/22 Th 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $10.00

Escorted North American Travel (Canada, USA & Mexico)

Are you interested in traveling to new destinations around the world or locally?  Have you tried to find that perfect location that will allow you to have an unforgettable vacation?  Are you finding the information is overwhelming?  Then why not let a professional travel agent help guide you through the process.  We will look at and give tips for escorted tours. (1 session)

Instructor: Glenn Stark is the co-owner, along with his wife Carla, of a Cruise Planners franchise.  He is often asked why he decided to become a full-service travel agent.  While admitting he's not ready to retire, the real reason is he loves to travel.  Upon graduation from high school, he wanted to see more of the world. They have many memories of places and people and wish to share some with others they meet.  They are not done travelling and still have a lot of places on their bucket list.   



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EMAT
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Stark 4/9 - 4/9 Mo 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $10.00

Hiking the Grand Canyon - Survival Disguised as Recreation

Every time is like the first time; every time is the best time! Your instructor calls it the "Grand Cathedral" because many people compare it to a spiritual experience. The Canyon changes all day long...the colors, the light, the winds, and temperature. And, guess what? The visitors are changed by it. To hike the Canyon is glorious and self actualizing. But, it demands respect, focus and planning. There are many ways to proceed. Join us to learn the best trail for you and plan your hike. (1 session)

Instructor: Bill Persson's passions are "Sharing The Camino" and hiking the Grand Canyon. He's trekked part of The Camino and has scheduled all 500 miles for the near future. A Pittsburgh native, Bill has a BS degree in Education from Penn State. His management career was in training, marketing and human resources. He has 25 years of public speaking in ministry and volunteering. A 30-year Arizona resident, Bill's hiked the Grand Canyon over 50 times. His style features fun, fitness and family.



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HTGC
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Persson 3/27 - 3/27 Tu 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $10.00

Luke Air Force Base Tour

Take a tour of Luke Air Force Base with retired Air Force pilot and Sun City West resident, Major Mike Trent. The group will meet for 30 minutes for a brief orientation prior to boarding the bus. Lunch will be available for purchase at the Base Club. The class and tour are free, but there is a $35 fee to cover bus transportation. Driver's License number or ID number and your date of birth required at time of registration in order to receive Security Clearance to enter the Base. (If you register online, call PORA Adult Learning at 623-242-6864 with this information as soon as possible). (1 session)

Instructor:  Major Mike Trent is a retired United States Air Force pilot and was a Flight Instructor at Luke Air Force Base. He has been leading Luke tours for PORA Adult Learning for several years and shares his informative perspective on the operations and history of our local Air Force Base.






 



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You MUST provide us with your Driver's License number or ID number and date of birth at time of registration, in order to receive Security Clearance to enter the Base! If you register online, call PORA Adult Learning at 623-242-6864 with this information as soon as possible.

 

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LAFBT2
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Trent 3/28 - 3/28 We 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM $35.00

Photos with the Apple iPad & iPhone
This class will instruct individuals who have basic knowledge of the Apple iPad and iPhone in the use of the photo capabilities of the device. Topics covered will be: taking and saving photos, viewing photos, creating slideshows, sharing and editing photos, and creating albums. (1 session) 

Instructor:  Larry Fowler has a diverse background as an educational consultant, college instructor, and administrative dean in the disciplines of speech, radio and television, communications, and public relations. He earned a BS degree in Speech and English, and an MS in Communication. He is a self-proclaimed “Tech Guru” and loves tinkering and figuring out how all things work. Larry also teaches the class How to Really Enjoy Shakespeare. He has over 20 undergraduate and graduate hours covering Shakespeare and his work, including a summer of study at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. He has seen or read all of Shakespeare's plays.


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PIPAD
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
Fowler 2/21 - 2/21 We 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $10.00
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PIPAD2
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Fowler 3/23 - 3/23 Fr 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $10.00

Travel: Alaska

Are you interested in traveling to new destinations around the world or locally?  Have you tried to find that perfect location that will allow you to have an unforgettable vacation?  Are you finding the information is overwhelming?  Then why not let a professional travel agent help guide you through the process.  We will look at Alaska and some of the best methods to travel and explore.  (1 session)

Instructor: Glenn Stark is the co-owner, along with his wife Carla, of a Cruise Planners franchise.  He is often asked why he decided to become a full-service travel agent.  While admitting he's not ready to retire, the real reason is he loves to travel.  Upon graduation from high school, he wanted to see more of the world. They have many memories of places and people and wish to share some with others they meet.  They are not done travelling and still have a lot of places on their bucket list.   



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TRAL
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Stark 3/9 - 3/9 Fr 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM $10.00