Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Soil Building & Sushi for Beginners!

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Get in-person cooking and gardening lessons from the Café at Rio chefs and Sustainable Food Systems team by taking part in Rio Salado's fall 2016 Community Cooking & Gardening Workshops. The next set of lessons will focus on Soil Building and Sushi for beginners!

Visit and click on the Community Education Workshops tab to enroll.

Workshops will take place at the Café at Rio and the Garden at Rio at the Rio Salado headquarters in Tempe. No tests, no grades-- just good old fashion fun in the kitchen!  Get the latest details by visiting this web page.

Soil Building for Beginners
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Sat., Oct. 1
9-11 a.m.  
$15 each

Tired of your clay soil? Do your plants die every summer? Not sure when or how much to fertilize? This workshop will teach you how soil forms naturally and how you can facilitate the process. You'll learn about the benefits of microbes and how to employ no-till techniques to turn your hard clay into rich, loamy earth-- and how nature works in the process.

image of colorful sushiSushi for Beginners 
Thu., Oct. 6
6-8 p.m. 
$39 each or 2 for $65
This class is designed to teach you about essential sushi ingredients; how to properly steam and season sushi rice; how to roll a basic sushi roll, inside out roll and hand roll; how to make classic sushi rolls such as spicy tuna, California roll and vegetarian rolls-- and how to eat them!

Proper kitchen attire is required including close toed shoes, long pants, long or short sleeve shirts and hair restraints.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Learn How to Be a Teacher! Free Orientation for Queen Creek Hosted by Rio Salado Sept. 26!

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Join Rio Salado's Teacher Education team for a free orientation session -- in-person or online-- to learn how to become a teacher!

You'll learn about:
  • Rio Salado College's Teacher Preparation program requirements
  • Program expectations and support
  • Registration process and requirements
  • Answers to any related questions you may have

Rio Salado's Post Baccalaureate programs are designed for people who have earned a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited university and would like to become a teacher.

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In-person orientation sessions, 6-8 p.m. 

September 26,  6-8 p.m.
Communiversity at Queen Creek

October 24, 2016
Rio Salado College Tempe Conference Center

November 9, 2016
Rio Salado College Tempe Conference Center

The next webinar orientation will take place November 21.  

Register now.

Visit this program web page or call 480-517-8140 for the latest details about orientation sessions.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stand for Veterans Resource Fair October 15

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Rio Salado College is hosting Stand for Veterans-- a free resource fair for veterans on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, where veterans and their family members can access educational, employment and community services.

The resource fair takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC), 3320 S. Price Road, Tempe.

“The Maricopa Community Colleges are proud to support those who have served our country by providing the resources they need to obtain a college education and further their career goals,” said Maria Harper-Marinick, Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District.

The fair will connect veterans to a variety of services designed to help them transition from military service to civilian life. Representatives from several community partners will be on hand, including Goodwill of Central Arizona, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department, Tempe Municipal Court and more.

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Stand For Veterans
Resource Fair
October 15, 2016
8 a.m.-2 p.m.

● Career preparation seminar 8-10 a.m.
● Hiring event 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
● College advising and enrollment assistance
● Health, wellness, housing services
● Legal services and information

The EVVEC is hosted by Rio Salado College in partnership with the Maricopa Community Colleges.

“It was always the vision that the East Valley Veterans Education Center would be a place where community partners joined forces to support veterans and their families,” said Chris Bustamante, president of Rio Salado College. “They deserve our support and it is an honor to serve them in this way.”

For more information call 480-384-9850 or visit