Late Summer block of classes

We are again planning to offer a very limited number of classes for a late summer term starting near the end of July.  Most of these classes are online and will be delivered using Zoom but we are also offering golf classes.  These classes will be available for enrolment from around 11 July with classes starting from 21 July.

Summer Term Classes and AGM

Summer Term Classes Open for Enrolment from 22nd May.

We’re  running internet based classes using Zoom Video Meetings for a short block of classes from 28th May until July. The classes are Ballet, Painting, Spanish, Yoga and the Book Circle.   From 7th June we’re also running our normal golf classes at GC Golf at Middlebank Golf Centre. The Centre has been adapted to accommodate social distancing and other safety measures.  Class places will be limited.   Go to ‘This Term’s Classes’ for more details and to enrol for the classes.

CACE AGM

We don’t know when we’ll  be able to hold our AGM in the normal format so we’re proposing to hold the AGM via the internet, using Zoom.  The AGM will be on Friday 26th June at 7.30 pm.  The agenda and accounts etc will be added to the CACE website for perusal before the meeting.  If you want to attend, please advise by email to caceclasses@gmail.com and we’ll send you the link you’ll need to join the meeting a few days before the due date.

Assistance with Technology to use Zoom for Classes and the AGM

To use Zoom for participation in the classes and the AGM, you’ll need an internet connection, an email address and a device (e.g. laptop, iPad, tablet, desktop computer, etc) with a camera and microphone.  The majority of laptops and iPads etc., less than 5 years old and some which are older will have built in cameras & microphones. Desktop computers may not have these but you may be able to use a desktop if you already have or purchase an external microphone and webcam. These are relatively inexpensive. These Youtube video clips show you what  you need and how to join a class/meeting:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh50kVaIdAY   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E  but if you need further assistance re using Zoom, please email  caceclasses@gmail.com and we’ll contact you to arrange a suitable time to call you.

Treasurer Required

Our Treasurer, Linda Scaife, has tendered her resignation. We’re keen to hear from anyone who might be prepared to take on this vital role for CACE.  Please contact Muriel on 01382 360205 for further details.

Limited Summer term from 28th May

We are planning to offer a very limited number of classes for a short summer term starting at the end of May.  Most of these are online classes will be delivered using Zoom but we also hope to hold golf classes when lockdown regulations permit.  These classes will be available from around 21 May with classes starting 28 May.

CACE Classes Update 3rd May 2020

All normal CACE classes are cancelled until further notice but some of the tutors have provided information & recordings to help you practice at home. We’ve also now held our first live virtual class by video conference and we’re continuing to update our website and the CACE Facebook page to provide free online information for practising at home.

Here’s an update on what’s been happening and some useful information and links to materials you can use at home.

Tai Chi/Qigong/Chi Kung – Bill Styles has recorded 3 video clips which you can use to practice at home. See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EzHUJ8_9IA for the first video. To see Bill’s other videos in which he demonstrates some of the other routines normally used in the classes, click on the ‘This Term’s Classes’ tab above and look for the class  ‘Tai Chi and Chi Kung Online’, click on that and then click on  ‘Read more’

Bridge – For Bridge Class members, there are a lot of websites where you can play bridge online for free e.g. funbridge.com &  http://bjbridge.org/ .  On  www.bridgebase.com you can set up a virtual table with friends and you can join in other virtual tables with others playing throughout the world.

Genealogy – Pat Roberts has sent a reminder that Find My Past still have their 14 day free trial and also have a number of free to access records.  An ideal opportunity to dig into your family history.  https://www.findmypast.co.uk/frequently-asked-questions/answer/how-can-i-take-a-free-trial  For free records see https://www.findmypast.co.uk/page/free-ancestry-records

Yoga – Ann Binnie has now produced 2 yoga videos and 2 relaxation audios which have been shared with participants of the most recent term’s Yoga classes to help them practice at home.   We’re now beginning to investigate the possibility of providing live classes online.

Spanish – The first live Spanish class held on Zoom video conference was held on 23rd April.   Following the success of this, Valentina, the tutor, hosted a class  on Thursday and  is now providing another couple of classes before a decision is taken whether these will continue to run.

Other useful sites

Exercising at Home:  A lot of online resources are available for exercising at home.   Here’s one that focuses on active ageing with a 20 minute workout.  https:www.soulf.it/active-ageing 

There are also lots of ideas for keeping fit on http://sportengland.org/stayinworkout

IT, languages, life skills, etc:   GCFLearnFree.org is an excellent online learning resource offering tutorials etc in a huge array of topics, completely free.  For a full range of topics see https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/

CACE AGM

The CACE Committee held a Zoom meeting last week to discuss a number of items, one of which was the AGM which is usually held  in late May/early June.  All the indications are that we will not be able to hold a meeting in a local hall as we normally do.   We are considering holding the AGM using Zoom as this would allow some of our members to attend virtually.  We’ll contact members via email  to advise of how we plan to progress with this.

Alternatives to our classes

All CACE classes are cancelled until further notice but we’re aiming to use our website and the CACE Facebook page to provide free online methods for practising at home for some of the classes and  generally to help keep you fit and healthy during this period.

Tai Chi/Qigong/Chi Kung: Some time ago,  our tutor Bill Styles, recorded a video clip and posted it to Youtube.   Here’s a link to it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EzHUJ8_9IA .  Bill’s also suggested a link to, Master Wing Cheung,  demonstrating the sets used in the CACE classes  and providing a lot of other useful information.   https://taichi18.com/     When you click on this link and arrive on the page, scroll down until you see the section ‘Introduction to Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi’, then scroll down a bit further until the picture showing, Master Wing Cheung, click on the arrow on the picture to start the video clip.

Update on 6th April, Bill has produced another 2 videos in which he demonstrates some of the routines for his classes    To see these video clips, click on the ‘This Term’s Classes’ tab above and look for the class  ‘Tai Chi and Chi Kung Online’, click on that and then click on  ‘Read more’

Bridge:   For Bridge Class members, there are a lot of websites where you can play bridge online for free.  Here are a few:   funbridge.com   http://bjbridge.org/  www.bridgebase.comAs well as playing by yourself, on  www.bridgebase.com you can set up a virtual table with friends and you can join in other virtual tables with others playing throughout the world

Exercising at Home:  A lot of online resources are available for exercising at home.   Here’s one that focuses on active ageing with a 20 minute workout.http://www.soulf.it/active-ageing

There are also lots of ideas for keeping fit on http://sportengland.org/stayinworkout

IT, languages, life skills, etc:   GCFLearnFree.org is an excellent online learning resource offering tutorials etc in a huge array of topics, completely free.  For a full range of topics see https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/

 

Cancelled summer term

Due to the likelihood of continuing restrictions due to the coronovirus epidemic, there will be no CACE classes in the summer term. We will publicise the position re the Autumn term on the CACE website and our Facebook Page nearer the time, so please refer to these sources for any updates. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused but we do believe this is the correct decision given the exceptional circumstances and current advice.

Autumn Term brochure available around 17 August

The CACE brochure of classes for Autumn term 2019 will be available around 17th August. The deadline for enrolments is 9th September. Brochure Highlights: Enhance your IT skills with our classes: Photo/File Management for iPads and Smartphones/ New Technology and Genealogy.  By popular demand, we have 3 Saturday Stained Glass workshops this term. Classes fill up quickly. Enrol early to avoid disappointment.

CACE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Fri 31st May

CACE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

West Carse Hall, Glencarse
Friday 31st May – 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm

CACE extends a warm invitation to the Annual review of classes and activities. Come along and enjoy a pleasant, friendly evening with wine, tea & biscuits.
Take this opportunity to comment on current classes and make suggestions for the future.

* Performance by Carse Voices*
*Class Displays* Book Stall* Raffle*

For further information phone 01382 360252 or 01382581819

Summer Term 2019 Enrolments Open now!

CACE Website is now open for enrolments for classes in Summer term 2019 and hard copy brochures are being delivered/posted now. If you don’t receive a hard copy brochure and you want one, either go to our website www.caceclasses.co.uk to download one, or visit your local post office, library, village shop, etc to pick up a brochure.

Summer 2019 brochure available around 29th March.

The CACE brochure of classes for Summer term 2019 will be available around 29th March. The deadline for enrolments is 15th April. Brochure Highlights: Pitlochry Theatre Visit – 29th June ♫ We’re all going on a…♫ SUMMER HOLIDAY.  New classes: Introduction to Windows Spreadsheets. Basic Life Support – CPR and use of Defibrillator etc. By popular demand, we’ve added a second Golf Class to get you in the swing for summer…. Classes fill up quickly. Enrol early to avoid disappointment.

Additional Golf Class Spring Term 2019

Due to the popularity of the Spring 2019 Golf Classes, we are proposing to run an additional class from 1.45pm – 2.45 pm on Sundays, starting on 24th February for 6 weeks.  The CACE website and brochures will only show the original class which is advertised as 3.00pm – 4.00pm on Sundays for 6 weeks commencing 24th February.  The class was out of stock but  additional places are now available.  Anyone who enrols is likely to be allocated a place in the 1.45 – 2.45pm class.

Under construction for the Spring 2019 term

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (we are setting up the website for the Spring 2019 term)

It is no longer possible to enrol for the Autumn term’s classes on the website but you CAN enrol by contacting us (see the contact details page) and you can still view the classes in the brochure (see the brochure page)  

Classes for next term will be available on about 28 December.

Under construction for Autumn 2018 term

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (we are setting up the website for the Autumn 2018 term)

It is no longer possible to enrol for the Summer term’s classes on the website but you CAN enrol by contacting us (see the contact details page) and you can still view the classes in the brochure (see the brochure page)  

Classes for next term will be available on about 17 August.

Under construction summer 2018 term

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (we are setting up the website for the Summer 2018 term)

It is no longer possible to enrol for the Spring term’s classes on the website but you CAN enrol by contacting us (see the contact details page) and you can still view the classes in the brochure (see the brochure page)  

Classes for next term will be available on about 23 March.

Spring 2018 brochure published

CACE News December 2017

Our Spring 2018 brochure is now available. We encourage you to enrol online on our website. This gives immediate feedback about successful registration which is important for classes that fill up quickly and saves you postage.

If you want to learn more about online registration, our Internet Explained class on Monday 29th January will cover this.

Website under construction to set up Spring 2018 term

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (we are setting up the website for the Spring 2018 term)

It is no longer possible to enrol for the Autumn term’s classes on the website but you CAN enrol by contacting us (see the contact details page) and you can still view the classes in the brochure (see the brochure page)  

Classes for next term will be available on about 28 December.

 

Autumn Term Starts Monday 18th September

The Autumn Term starts on Monday!  Many classes are full but there are still places available in the Creative Writing Class which starts on 25th September, the Jewellery Class that starts on 21st September, the Tuesday & Wednesday afternoon Painting Classes that start this week.  A few additional participants would be welcome in the Monday evening Crochet Class, Spanish Class, Book Circle and the 2nd  Stained Glass Workshop on Saturday 25th November.   If you’re interested in attending any of these, please enrol now!  Some of our other classes don’t have a limit on the number of places e.g. Scottish Country Dancing and are still open for enrolments, so again don’t hesitate to enquire/enrol.

Autumn Term Classes Fill Up Quickly!

Many of our classes have filled up quickly.  Some are already full or oversubscribed.  There are no places left for  Chi-Kung, Getting to Grips with Windows 10, Pilates, Help with your iPad, Help with your Smartphone & Golf.  Both  Tai Chi classes have only a couple of places still available…. Enrol now to secure a place in classes…they’re disappearing fast!

Autumn 2017 Brochure published

CACE News  August 2017

Our Autumn brochure is now available on our new website.  This website offers a method of registering and paying for our classes on-line as well as our previous method of enrolling by post with a cheque payment.

We try to offer a range of classes for adults.  This Autumn we are offering several new classes including Creative writing and Crochet.  We also offer help with technical gadgets: iPad, smartphones and Windows 10.

June 2017

This autumn the CACE classes appear for the first time in our new website  with the opportunity to register and pay for your choice of class ‘on-line’.

New classes are introduced from time to time and this term we are offering five new ones in addition to our on-going popular range …..

why not try ……  ‘Creative Writing’,  ‘iPad Help’,  ‘Smartphones’,  ‘Windows 10’ or ‘The Art of Crochet’  this term, as well as your usual choice.