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An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds


with John Byrne

Sep 23, 2015 at 6 pm

This educational program provides a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with mutual funds as well as a map to mutual fund selection. Course fee may be paid the night of the course.

Barn Quilts


with Erin Greenier

Oct 7, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Barn quilts are an exterior form of art hung on barns, homes or sheds. Plywood is framed and then painted with exterior paint, designed with a quilt block pattern. Barn quilts can be dated back to Colonial America and are currently very popular in the Midwest. They are fun to create and make a great gift or adornment on your house. Participants must bring a sample quilt block pattern for the first class. The block pattern will be drawn during the first class.

Beekeeping for Beginners


with Peter Cowin

Sep 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or to help pollinate their crops. It covers what is needed, where to locate beehives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they make honey and survive the winter.

Beekeeping, Intermediate


with Peter Cowin

Oct 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three week intermediate level beekeeping course is designed to improve the skills of beekeepers with some experience or who want to go into more detail following on from the Beginners class. The course will emphasize practical honey bee colony management skills, splitting hives, swarm catching and more.


Charcoal Drawing Like the Masters


with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Sep 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Do you aspire to draw like the masters or have you ever wished you could own an original charcoal drawing? Unleash your talent and create your own masterpiece! Learn how to handle the versatile medium of charcoal like the masters to capture the essence of materials like cloth, glass and wood. Learn about design, values, textures, edges and composition. Learn how to suggest a different mood for each of your still life and landscape drawings in this class. Step-by-step instruction includes a demonstration at the beginning of each class followed by group exercises. Students will work at their own pace to develop their individual drawing style. Following each class, there will be a group class critique. No prior drawing experience is necessary. This course is ideal for beginners while more experienced students will develop more confidence in developing their own style and enhance their skill level.

Requirements / Prerequisites

Course fee does not include materials.


Drawing pad of white paper suitable for charcoal, size 11”x14”

Masonite clipboard or foam board (for a drawing surface)

Clips to hold paper to drawing board

*Drawing pad of Newsprint (any size, use for practice exercises)

Soft white chalk and white pencil (for accents on darker/toned paper)

*2B, 4B, 6B Charcoal Pencils

*Vine Charcoal

*Compressed Charcoal Sticks

*Kneaded eraser (to remove charcoal or soften edges)

Vinyl eraser (to create textures)

Stump (for blending)

Chamois and/or soft cloth (approximately 5”square piece for blending)

Sharpener for pencils

Straight edge (12” ruler)

Pointer (sandpaper on a block or an emery board/nail file to point/sharpen charcoal), optional

Workable Fixative (spray to protect the drawing)

Pre-Class Homework: is to begin looking closely at charcoal drawings (online, books, and museums) by famous artists as we will be discussing some of the techniques these artists used. I will look forward to seeing you in class on September 10th!





Conversational Spanish, Part I


with Annia Warner

Sep 10, 2015 at 6 pm
Spanish is designed to help students expand their knowledge of the language building on basic vocabulary and skills acquired in Spanish I through speaking, listening and reading comprehension. Students will be encouraged to communicate about their daily lives in Spanish.

Conversational Spanish, Part II


with Annia Warner

Oct 29, 2015 at 6 pm
This course is a continuation of Conversational Spanish, Part I.

Country Line Dancing


with Sue McKay

Nov 9, 2015 at 6 pm

No partner required - This fun line dance class will offer a variety of Country Line Dance steps and routines--done to all of your favorite country songs, old and new--that can go from classroom to dance floor in a flash!  Clear instruction, step and combination breakdowns, and plenty of time to practice makes this class perfect for dancers who are brand new to line dancing as well as for those just hoping to learn a few new routines. Recommended for beginner through intermediate level dancers.

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