Special Presentations

Pre-registration is Required

Free for Community Center members; $5.00 for non-members

Space Talk by David Perry

Course #1334; Thursday, September 15th; 1:00-3:00 pm

Join us as Dave Perry, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, will introduce you to the Webb space telescope and share some of the exciting first images coming from the Webb Space Telescope and a video Q&A from top scientists.

Hospice 101 by Linda Camp

Course #1415; Thursday, October 6th; 1:00-2:00 pm

Linda Camp, a Hospice Liaison from Promise, LLC, will speak about taking away the fear and educating people about the benefits of hospice.

Killing Vincent van Gogh by Dr. Irv Kaufman Arenberg

Course #1314; Thursday, October 6th; 1:00-2:00 pm

Dr. Arenberg has studied and written about Vincent for over thirty years, and he never believed the nineteenth-century legend that the artist committed suicide. Now, he puts forth a different side of the story, one bolstered by new, twenty-first century forensic evidence.

Interventional Pain Management by Bethany Traettino

Course #1309; Wednesday, October 12th; 2:00-3:00 pm

There is an interventional component with minimally invasive procedures and no medication and possibly seeing the doctor once or twice a year. Bethany holds degrees in kinesiology and exercise science/physiology. She had a wellness company for 30 years focusing on physical rehabilitation and nutrition. She currently works at Pinnacle Pain and Spine and lives in Fountain Hills.

Medicare 2023

Course #1332; Friday, October 14th; 1:00-3:30 pm Free and open to the public

Learn how the Area Agency’s Benefits Assistance Program counselors can help you regarding benefits and eligibility for Medicare and other services. Learn the basics about what Medicare covers and the different prescription drug plans available!     

LED Light Therapy by PJ Cardona

Course #1245; Monday, October 17th; 1:00-2:00 pm

Please join us for an interactive seminar to discuss the health benefits of Light Therapy and why it’s so much more than just pain management. It’s an all natural way to slow down the aging process! If you suffer from any kind of chronic pain, you won’t want to miss this seminar.

AZ Speakers Program: Chiles and Chocolate, Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West by Christine Glenn & Sandy Sunseri

Course #1188; Wednesday, October 19th; 1:00-2:00 pm Free and open to the public

Discover how chiles and chocolate became identity markers in gender roles and relationships, essential in rituals and religious customs, popular in aesthetic fashions and lifestyles, and how they changed through time and space. Chris and Sandy have been speaking about the land and people of the Colorado Plateau since 2012, after completing docent training at the Museum of Northern Arizona. In-depth research and related interviews have resulted in lectures to their fellow docents, local social and educational groups, and at public venues such as Riordan Mansion in Flagstaff. 

Pain Control-Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Relief with Rosemary Powell

Course #1313; Wednesday, October 26th; 1:00-2:00 pm

Rosemary Powell is a Certified Medical Support Hypnotherapist. Learn and practice tools for pain relief. Learn self-hypnosis and effective, almost magical remedies for pain reduction and relief that you can do at home.

How NASA Impacts Our Daily Lives by Dennis Robertson

Course #1321; Wednesday, November 16th; 2:00-3:00 pm

As a result of NASA being one of the biggest and most successful players in both the space-science, and earth-science arenas, there are thousands of well-paying and numerous spinoffs that have evolved from the scientific research of NASA. Join this informative presentation by Dennis M. Robertson, M.D.; Professor Emeritus, Mayo College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and a NASA Solar Ambassador.

Regenerative Medicine by Bethany Traettino

Course #1310; Wednesday, November 9th; 2:00-3:00 pm

A hot topic nowadays, discussing everything from amniotic fluid to using your own blood, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and biologic disc and vertebrae injections. Bethany holds degrees in kinesiology and exercise science/physiology. She had a wellness company for 30 years focusing on physical rehabilitation and nutrition. She currently works at Pinnacle Pain and Spine and lives in Fountain Hills.

Veterans-A Tribute by David and Denise Reesor

Course #1316; Thursday, November 10th; 2:00-3:00 pm  Free and open to the public

Join us as we travel through the countries paying tribute to our veterans with a first-hand glimpse utilizing David’s photography. We will include the USS Arizona and Anthem, travel through Denmark and Sweden. Malta and Sicily along with Sri Lanka, Holland, France, London and Scotland and many more countries. You will for sure be entertained!

Longitude by Ted Blank

Course #1244; Thursday, November 17th; 2:00-3:00 pm

How an intrepid English inventor saved countless lives and solved the British Navy's greatest puzzle - how to find your longitude at sea. Ted Blank is a local resident, co-founder of the Fountain Hills Astronomy Club, a NASA Solar System Ambassador.

Neuromodulation by Bethany Traettino

Course #1311; Wednesday, December 14th; 2:00-3:00 pm

Information on using a spinal cord stimulator to help with chronic back pain due to a failed back surgery or as simple and complicated as peripheral neuropathy from diabetes. Bethany holds degrees in kinesiology and exercise science/physiology. She had a wellness company for 30 years focusing on physical rehabilitation and nutrition. She currently works at Pinnacle Pain and Spine and lives in Fountain Hills.