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2 Inside... Registration Form...27 Arts & Crafts... 3 Business...5 Canoeing-Paddling...6 Computers... 6 Dance... 8 Do-It-Yourself...9 Exercise & Fitness...9 Family & Personal Development...12 Finance & Investment...13 Food & Nutrition...14 Health & Well-Being...16 Home & Garden...17 Journalism & Writing...18 Languages & Cultures Music & Theater Arts Photography & Video...20 Sewing & Needle Arts...20 Special Interest Sports & Games Swimming Trade Cancellation, Weather Center Location Addresses...2 Pre-Registration & Refund Policies Registration Information...26 Partners In Community Education DMPS Preschool DMPS Metro Kids Care Students with special needs: if you need special physical accomodations, please let us know when registering. Thank you. Community Education offers bias-free instruction. We advise each of our instructors that they are not to promote any specific products or organizations as a part of their instruction. Board of Education Cindy Elsbernd...Chair Rob Barron... Vice-Chair Nathan Blake, Connie Boesen, Teree Caldwell-Johnson, Bill Howard, Pat Sweeney Dr. Thomas Ahart...Superintendent of Schools Community Education Staff Mike Zelenovich...Director Coordinators Peggy Altman... Coordinator Amy Myers... Coordinator John Nelson... Coordinator Support Staff Andrea Baker... Administrative Secretary class centers Brubaker Elementary School E. 42nd St. Callanan Middle School Center St. Capitol View Elementary School E. 16th St. Cattell Elementary School E. 12th St. [All classes at Cattell please use E. 13th. St. entrance (back door) ONLY.] Central Academy Grand Ave. Central Campus Grand Ave. Corinthian Baptist Church School St. Des Moines University Clinic Grand Ave. DM Valley Friends Meeting House Grand Ave. East High School...East 14th & I-235 Edmunds Elementary School th Street Elpis/College Ave. Christian Church College Ave. Goodrell Middle School E. 29th St. Gray s Lake Park Fleur Dr. Harding Middle School E. Euclid Ave. Hillis Elementary School th St. Hoover High School... 48th and Aurora Ave. (All classes at Hoover please use east parking lot; enter east door at end of diagonal sidewalk.) Iowa Architectural Foundation......Capital Square, 400 Locust, Suite 100 Jefferson Elementary School Watrous Ave. Lake Red Rock-Elk Rock State Park...Knoxville, IA Living History Farms NW 111th Street, Urbandale Madhaus Gallery 2nd floor West Court, Winterset Madison Elementary School E. Hoffman Meredith Middle School Madison Ave. (All classes at Meredith please use door near parking lot on east side.) Merrill Middle School Grand Ave. Monroe Elementary School th St. North High School Holcomb Ave. Northwest Community Center Franklin Ave. Oakwood United Methodist Church NE 56th St., Pleasant Hill Perkins Elementary School College Ave. Pleasant Hill Elem. School E. Oakwood Dr., Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Public Library Maple Dr., Pleasant Hill Pointe Academy th St., W.D.M. Roosevelt High School Center St. Ruby Van Meter School th St., D.M. Smouse Elementary School Center St. St. Andrew s Episcopal Church Urbandale Ave. St. Luke s Episcopal Church Forest Ave. South Union Elementary School South Union Ted Lare Design Build Cumming Ave., Cumming Weeks Middle School SE Park Ave. Windsor Elementary School University Ave. Wright Elementary School SW 14th St. Des Moines Public Schools Discrimination Policy The Des Moines Public Schools prohibits discrimination based on age, race, reed, color, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability in educational and employment programs and activities. In addition, the District prohibits acts of intolerance or any form of harassment toward employees or students.for information regarding procedures for discrimination complaints, contact the District Compliance Officer who is also the Title IX and 504 Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools, 901 Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, (515) DMPS Community Education Vol. 25, Issue 1 Fall 2015
3 Arts & Crafts ARTS & CRAFTS Arashi Shibori Scarf-Making 1 Day/2 Wks $40 + Arashi Shibori is an advanced silk scarf technique. Arashi is the Japanese word for storm. The patterns are always on a diagonal in arashi shibori, which suggest the driving rain of a heavy storm. Students will learn how to create and dye a Shiboristyle scarf using silk, dyes, PVC pipe, string, and an ancient Japanese folding and binding technique. The result is a pleated cloth with a design on a diagonal. Supply fee $20, payable to instructor. Note: Sections 101 and 102 meet two nights (Wed); Section 103 meets one day (Sat). Instr: Robin Paul A186101A Hoover High 1305 Wed Sept PM A186102A Hoover High 1305 Wed Dec 2 6-8PM A186103A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Dec 12 9AM-1PM Basic Soap-Making 3 Wks $25 + Learn to make soap using the cold process method. This process uses lye; safety will be emphasized. Make several bars of soap with vegetable oils, scented with essential oils and colored in various ways. Learn how to prepare molds, labels and calculate ingredient quantities. Take home several bars to enjoy with your family. Estimated supply cost $7.50 per student, payable to instructor. Instr: Byron Strom A008101A Pleasant Hill Public Library Mon Nov 2 6-8PM Basket-Making, Beg. 2 Wks $45 + Learn to use reed to create one basic-level basket pattern. Other basket techniques also will be discussed. Supply fee $15, payable to instructor. Instr: Robin Paul A236101A Hoover High 1305 Wed Nov PM Bookmaking 4 Wks $45 + Did you know that in 16th-century France the king decreed standard paper sizes for bookmaking? Anyone caught breaking this rule was thrown into prison. Make your own hardcover book and learn more of the scandalous history of books! Supply fee $15, payable to instructor at class. Instr: Ethan Leners A170101A Roosevelt High 2880 Tue Oct 6 6-8PM Czech Art & Culture - Part 2 6 Wks $60 Czech Republic is a unique and diverse place! In this course, students will gain a strong historical understanding of social revolutions during the era of communism and after the collapse of the Iron Curtain. This course also will delve deeper into understanding Czech art and music and its various applications. Students will have the opportunity to build upon Czech language skills and sample Czech cuisine. No pre-requisite class required. Instr: Samantha Thomas A353101A Roosevelt High 1830 Wed Sept 23 6:30-8:30PM Learning is a Lifelong CELEBRATION! Drawing, Beg. 6 Wks $70 + Drawing and sketching instructions for the beginner and intermediate drawing level. Applying tried and true formulas, theories, tips and techniques to develop your drawing abilities and style. Relaxed atmosphere with encouraging guidance and a no-fear approach to achieve the most from your sketches. No experience necessary! Students are responsible for purchasing supplies and bringing to first class. Supply list available by contacting Community Education office ( ); approximate supply cost $40-$50. Instr: Mike Mittermeier A282101A Hoover High 1305 Tue Oct 6 6-8:30PM Encaustic Painting 1 Day $65 + Learn how to create art pieces with encaustic paints using wax, resin, and pigments to create two different projects. Class also covers preparing materials and painting surfaces. $20 supply fee, payable to instructor. Instr: Robin Paul A429101A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Oct PM A429102A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Dec PM Felting Techniques 1 Day/2 Wks $40 + Learn about basic felting techniques (wet felting and needle felting), materials, and supplies, and then create at least two different projects, including felted beads, balls, and one flat decorative piece. Supplies provided; $20 supply fee payable to instructor. Note: Sections 101 and 103 meet one day (Sat); Section 102 meets two nights (Wed). Instr: Robin Paul A128101A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Sept 19 9AM-12PM A128102A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Wed Oct 7 6-8PM A128103A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Nov 7 9AM-12PM Fused Glass, Beg. 1 Day $65 + Learn the difference between stained glass, forming, fused glass and glass blowing and then use that knowledge to complete 2 small fused glass projects (choose from: cheese plate, small bowl, small plate or fused beads). Supply fee $40, payable to instructor. Prior students are welcome to register and use class as studio time for $35 (plus supplies). Note: Section 101 is one day (Sat); Section 102 meets two nights (Wed). Instr: Robin Paul A055101A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Sept 26 9AM-1PM A055102A Hoover High 1305 Wed Oct :30PM Call Now To Register! Eddie Parents: Check This Out! Classes with this symbol are youth friendly! Check the class description for minimum ages! Fall Page 3
4 Arts & Crafts Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments 1 Day $75 + Discover how to create hand-blown glass ornaments using a torch set-up. Students will make two ornaments to take home. Supply fee $20, payable to instructor. Instr: Robin Paul A217101A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Dec AM A217102A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Wed Dec :30PM A217103A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Dec AM Henna, Beg. 1 Day $20 + Henna is a fun, non-threatening art from India, the Middle East, and African countries. It is a paste made from the Henna shrub, which dyes the outer layer of the skin, giving it color. It is temporary and fades off so there is no permanent commitment, unlike tattoos with needles. Henna is 100% natural, contains no chemicals, and is completely safe for human skin. Best of all, there is no lifetime commitment! The technique is easy to learn; class includes instruction and safety information, patterns to choose from, and plenty of practice time. Supply fee $8, payable to instructor at class. Please wear clothing that is stain-friendly and allows henna placement on arms/legs. Athome practice will increase skill level. Instr: Krystal Komro A100101A Pleasant Hill Public Library Sat Sept PM Henna, Adv. 1 Day $20 + For students interested in improving their henna skills, this class offers a chance to work on more detailed patterns and perfect your technique. Supply fee $15, payable to instructor at class; fee covers a full kit, which includes 2 cones and multiple designs for home use. Please wear clothing that is stain-friendly and allows henna placement on arms/legs. Instr: Krystal Komro A101101A Pleasant Hill Public Library Sat Oct PM Leather Tooling 1 Day $35 + Learn to create beautiful embossed designs in leather! Students will learn the basic principles of working with leather, including using a press, hand tools, punches, dyes, and paints. Students create a wearable leather cuff and/or other project during class. Supply fee $10 payable to instructor. Instr: Robin Paul A257101A Hoover High 1305 Wed Sept 9 6-8PM Nepali Art & Culture 6 Wks $60 Learn about the beautiful culture, customs and traditions of Nepal! Discover facts about the Himalayas; study folk art; learn about the history of beautiful Nepal; and sample some incredible Nepali cuisine. Students will have an opportunity to find out more about the various landscapes, temples and natural beauty of Nepal. Social issues, development and education also will be noted topics throughout this course. Instr: Samantha Thomas A354101A Roosevelt High 1830 Mon Sept 21 6:30-8:30PM PLEASE! Turn off your cell phone in class! Nuno Felting 1 Day $40 + Learn to use silk and wool roving to create a beautiful felted scarf. Students learn the process of wet hand felting wool to silk. Supply fee $15, payable to instructor. Instr: Robin Paul A132101A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Oct AM A132102A Hoover High 1305 Wed Nov 4 6-8PM Painting with Chocolate 1 Day $35 + Learn to create a painted chocolate canvas and chocolate lace, items that make wonderful personalized gifts or elegant dessert toppers. Class uses white and dark chocolates, metallic surface decorations, and reverse painting techniques. Fun for all ages. $15 supply fee, payable to instructor. Instr: Robin Paul A416101A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Dec 5 1-3PM RAKU Pottery 1 Day $55 RAKU is a Japanese word often interpreted as enjoyment or happiness, and is a form of ceramic art in which a piece is subjected to a postfire reduction process using sawdust, paper or other materials to change its color and chemistry. RAKU artists value the technique for its ability to produce a wide range of colors and effects, since no two pieces of RAKU pottery ever look alike. In this session, participants learn about the history of RAKU pottery as well as glazing and firing techniques. Students select and glaze a piece of bisque pottery using the methods taught during the session and watch it being fired. Several examples of finished pieces are provided. This is a make and take activity with firing assistance from the instructor. Additional bisque pieces can be purchased for a nominal fee the day of the event for those students wanting to complete multiple pieces. Students can stay all day to observe or simply participate for a few hours to create their piece/s. All supplies included. Registration deadline Oct. 1. Instr: Robin Paul A063101A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Oct 3 9AM-4PM A063102A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sun Oct 4 9AM-4PM Soy Wax Candlemaking 1 Day $28 + Learn easy techniques to make your own soy wax candles. Soy wax is an environmentally-safe vegetable wax with easy clean-up -- use your own pan from home! Students will make 1 candle during class. Please bring a 2-qt. saucepan and spatula to class; all other candle supplies will be furnished. Supply fee of $12 per person, paid to instructor at class. Instr: Donna Drake A024101A Merrill Middle 135 Tue Oct 6 7-9PM A024102A Merrill Middle 135 Tue Nov 3 7-9PM Do you have an interesting skill, craft, or hobby you would like to share with others? Call or visit Share your expertise and experience... Teach! Page 4 Fall 2015
5 Arts & Crafts Business Stained Glass Art 8 Wks $100 + Make a finished leaded stained glass project, plus a foiled nightlight in this unique class. Both beginning and review students are welcome. Missed classes can be rescheduled with instructor. Tools and supplies will cost an additional $275+, depending upon the quality and number of tools and supplies purchased. Tools may be rented from instructor (approx. $15 for 8 weeks); supplies not included in $15 tool rental. Note: Students in sections 102 and 103 choose ONE day to attend. Class is held upstairs. Instr: Beverly Akermark A060101A TBA Mon Sept 21 6:30-9:30PM A060102A TBA Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu OR Sat Sept 20 10AM-1PM A060103A TBA Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu OR Sat Sept PM Watercolor, Beg. 8 Wks $75 + Class introduces students to beginning watercolor and the use of watercolor pencils. Learn watercolor technique, the relationship of color, and how to use watercolor pencils, then create paintings using methods learned in class. Previous drawing experience not required. Supply list is available by calling Community Education office (approximate supply cost $50-$75). Instr: Ramona Robinson A043101A Hoover High 1305 Mon Oct 5 6-8PM Weaving: Rigid Heddle Loom 1 Day $50 + Learn how to create a woven scarf using a rigid heddle loom. Phase 1 will be setting up and warping the loom; Phase 2 will be finishing. Students create and complete a wool scarf from beginning to end during class. Limit is five students. $20 supply fee, payable to instructor. Students also may bring their own loom to class, if they prefer (recommended brand: Ashford, approximately $160). Instr: Robin Paul A294101A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Sept 12 9AM-1PM A294102A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Oct 17 9AM-1PM A294103A Madhaus Gallery, Winterset 2nd Floor Sat Nov 14 9AM-1PM Woodcarving, Beg. & Adv. 8 Wks $40 + Learn the basics, including the proper selection of wood, use of tools, determining proportion and selection of projects. Extra tool cost: $ All skill levels welcome. Majority of class time will be spent working on project(s) of student s choice. Instr: James Pierce A425101A Goodrell Middle Wood Shop Wed Sept PM Give the gift of Life Long Learning! A Community Education Gift Certificate can be purchased for any class, or in any amount. Call for details! Zen Calligraphy and Meditation 2 Wks $30 A calm mind generates good deeds is a Japanese saying. When the mind is calm, no matter what we endeavor to do, it yields good fruits. It is essential to understand the relationship between meditation and Japanese calligraphy because what we put on paper is a reflection of our own mind. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of brush-writing, including body mechanics and the relationship of calligraphy to Zen meditation. Recommended student texts: Zen Mind, Beginner s Mind (Shunryu Suzuki) and Brush Writing: Calligraphy Techniques for Beginners (Ryokushu Kuiseko). All supplies provided. Class is taught by Daishin Eric McCabe, a Zen Buddhist priest who has 15 years experience practicing in Zen monasteries and 20 years experience studying Japanese calligraphy. A016101A Hoover High-TBA Mon Oct 5 6-7:30PM A016102A Hoover High-TBA Mon Nov 2 6-7:30PM BUSINESS Are You Ready to Start a New Business? 3 Wks $55 Are you ready to become your own boss? This introductory course is designed to help you think about whether you are ready to start a business. Course topics will include financial, insurance, legal, marketing, and personal considerations. Students also will be directed throughout the course where they can go for additional resources and assistance. Instr: Morgan Leu Parkhurst B029101A Roosevelt High 1860 Thu Oct 8 6-8PM Cracking the Career Code 1 Wk/2 Days $50 We all have heard the horror stories of people gone off to college without a plan, leaving them with little-to-no career prospects and mounting college debt upon graduation. In Cracking the Career Code, we cover the three P s that will help you find a challenging and satisfying career match: Passion (discover where your passions truly lie); Perform (uncover which areas allow you to perform at your best); Profit (the most profitable ventures based on your skills and abilities). Class fee includes textbook. Instr: Tom Henricksen B101101A Merrill Middle 111 Mon, Wed Oct PM Is IT for Me? 1 Wk/2 Days $20 The Information Technology field has many options to consider. In the class Is IT for me?, we will review many of the field s career path opportunities and detail the skills that are needed. Then we will look at what kind of training may be required and where we can get that in central Iowa. Our last step will be creating transition plans to pursue this new career track. Whether you re a recent college grad or someone looking to make a career switch, this class will help you develop a strategy for finding a job in IT. (Although not required, you are advised to bring a current resume to class.) Instr: Tom Henricksen B100101A Merrill Middle 111 Mon, Wed Oct PM REMEMBER: No Smoking on school grounds! Fall Page 5
6 Canoeing & Paddling Computers canoeing & paddling Canoeing Basics I 1 Day $25 Learn the basics of canoeing while enjoying beautiful Gray s Lake. Instruction centers on basic paddle strokes and safety, and will help the novice canoeist feel at ease on the water. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 10. A participant who is years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age for his/her canoeing partner. Pre-registration is required at least 72 hours in advance. Instr: City of DM Park & Recreation G070311Z Gray s Lake Park Thu Sept 3 6-9PM Canoeing Basics II 1 Day $25 A Canoeing Basics I class is required to take this class. This class briefly revisits the fundamentals of canoeing basics, and then adds more paddling stokes and in-water rescue techniques. Equipment is provided. Dress in swimsuits, shorts, or other suitable clothing for getting wet. Minimum age is 10. A participant who is years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age for his/her canoeing partner. Preregistration is required at least 72 hours in advance. Instr: City of DM Park & Recreation G071304Z Gray s Lake Park Thu Sept PM Kayaking Fundamentals I 1 Day $60 Best course for paddlers seeking their first instruction, or first-time kayakers looking to learn the basic skills. Discuss the basics of boat control, risk reduction, hazard identification, and other safe paddling practices. Learn how toperform a proper wet exit, as well as how to land and launch your kayak. Class also covers the fundamental strokes and proper technique to develop sound paddling habits. Lunch/ beverages not provided; all other equipment provided by instructor. Please include approx. height & weight when registering to ensure correct kayak is available. Children age 9 & up may take the class if with an enrolled adult. Registration deadline 1 week prior to class date. Additional info: Held at Gray s Lake, meet at the NORTH-side boat ramp near Fleur Ave. Bring a change of clothes and dress to get wet. Instr: Jeff Holmes G090304Z Gray s Lake Park Sun Sept 6 8:30AM-1PM Lake Red Rock Intro to Kayaking Tour 1 Day $60 Discover a few of the basic skills required to kayak and then apply them as you enjoy a brief tour of the sandstone cliffs along Lake Red Rock. Learn how to size a paddle; methods for launching and landing a kayak without tipping; how to use torso rotation to move forward; how body position and blade placements help turn and control your kayak; and more. Skills will be applied as the group meanders along the shoreline of Elk Rock State Park. You ll view high sandstone cliffs and a variety of wildlife. Lunch/beverages NOT provided; all other equipment provided by instructor. Please include approximate height & weight when registering to ensure correct kayak/ gear is available. Prior Kayaking experience not required. Registration deadline 1 week prior to class date. Additional info: Students should meet at Elk Rock State Park bathroom on top of the first boat ramp. (Boat ramp is second left inside entrance to Park.) Instr: Jeff Holmes G136303Z Lake Red Rock - Elk Rock State Park Sat Sept 19 8:30AM-1PM River Canoeing Outing 1 Day $30 A Canoeing Basics I class is recommended to take this Outing. Some instruction occurs on the river, but the outing is intended to be leisurely and apply previously learned paddling skills. Depending upon water levels, this river trip will be on a local moving flat water river or creek (TBA). Equipment is provided. Dress to get wet (a change of dry clothes is optional). Minimum age is 10. A participant who is years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age for his/her canoeing partner. All river trips meet at Gray s Lake at 8:00am the day of the event, and may be cancelled or rescheduled by the instructor via phone/ notification (approx hours prior) due to water levels, weather conditions, etc. Pre-Registration required at least 72 hours in advance. Instr: City of DM Park & Recreation G072304Z Local River Sat Aug 29 8AM-2PM G072305Z Local River Sat Sept 12 8AM-2PM Stand-Up Paddling 1 Day $60 Learn how to stand on water! In this class, learn the basics of stand-up paddle boarding! You ll learn how to safely mount and dismount your board near shore and in the middle of the lake. Get an introduction to proper stroke technique to get you moving and learn a few safety tips to prepare you for next adventure. Please include your height and weight when registering. Registration deadline 1 week prior to class date. Additional info: Held at Gray s Lake, meet at the boat ramp near Fleur Ave. Bring a change of clothes and dress to get wet. Instr: Jeff Holmes G082304Z Gray s Lake Park Sat Sept 12 8:30AM-1PM computers Computer Security for the Home User 4 Wks $70 Stolen identities are becoming more common. This discussion-based course will help you understand who s trying to get your identity and why. It will cover patching, antivirus, firewalls, and backups. It also will teach you about password management, secure banking practices and mobile security. Class is taught by IT professional Paul Ryan, who has over 15 years experience and currently works as a Senior InfoSec Analyst. When he s not in front of a computer, Paul enjoys renovating his old home or running after his child. C038101A Roosevelt High 1060 Thu Sept PM Creating WordPress Websites for Beginners 3 Wks $40 WordPress isn t just for Bloggers! You can use WordPress as a Blog, a website, or CMS (Content Management System). In this course, you will learn how to host, install, and customize your site. In addition, you will learn how to add WordPress pages, a custom menu, upload media files, and add a contact form. We ll also explore some of the many templates, widgets and plugins available to the WordPress community. This course is designed for students new to WordPress. Each student will be assigned a WordPress.org website that they may work with during class, as well as several months after class has ended. No need to purchase one prior to class. Students also will have access to an online classroom where they can download class materials and resources. Instr: Kim Mayrose C030101A Corinthian Baptist Church Lower Level Mon Nov 2 6:30-8PM Page 6 Fall 2015
7 Computers for Seniors 1 Day $25 During this course, students will learn how to create and utilize a Gmail account. Topics will include sending and receiving messages, attaching documents to messages, and creating strong passwords. Instr: Morgan Leu Parkhurst C028101A Corinthian Baptist Church Lower Level Tue Sept 22 6:30-8:30PM Excel 2010, Beg. 1 Day $40 Whether you are new to Excel or have some experience, this class is for you. Learn the ins and outs of spreadsheets, formulas, and formatting. Class also covers charts, importing data, drop-down cells and more. Basic PC skills recommended. Instr: Laura Grove C091101A Corinthian Baptist Church Lower Level Wed Sept PM Excel 2010, Cont. 1 Day $40 Expands upon concepts learned in the Beginning class. More on functions, formulas, charts and sheet-handling. Also learn about formatting cells, controlling printout, macros, drop-down cells and much more. Beginner class or experience with Excel recommended. Instr: Laura Grove C093101A Corinthian Baptist Church Lower Level Wed Oct 7 6-9PM Facebook for the Over-50 Crowd 2 Wks $40 Wondering what all the excitement surrounding social media is about? This survey course will show you the fundamentals of Facebook and what you need to know as a social media user. Specifically, you ll learn how to share photos, updates, and stories, and read content shared by others. This course will focus on meaningful ways to engage online, keep your account safe, and avoid information overload. Students are not required to have a Facebook account to participate in class. Instr: Morgan Leu Parkhurst C126101A Roosevelt High 1060 Thu Nov 5 6-8PM Google Apps 2 Wks $30 This class will cover some of the free apps available through Google such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar and Contacts. Students should sign up for a free Google account prior to class. Make sure you bring your username and password to class. Go to Google.com, click Sign In, then Create Account to sign up for your free account if you do not already have one. Instr: Kim Mayrose C034101A Corinthian Baptist Church Lower Level Wed Nov 11 6:30-8PM Intro to the PC (Windows 8.1) 8 Wks $90 + Learn about turning on a computer. Learn terms and vocabulary necessary to purchase, operate and maintain them as well as get support from others. Through hands-on activities, become aware of equipment and programs used to create, store, find and retrieve documents, pictures, music and other things you keep on your computer. Also, experience how to navigate and do basic research on the Internet using Internet Explorer. Through lecture, learn about accounts, including forwarding, replying to and handling things attached to outgoing and incoming s. Learn about local resources available to set up and use accounts. Learn about emerging handheld communication technologies and their relationship to personal computers. Required textbook: Windows 8.1 in Easy Steps (ISBN: ) available locally or on Amazon.com for approx. $20. This class does not cover Macintosh computers. Instr: Benjamin Guise C022101A Merrill Middle 143 Mon Sept 21 6:30-9:30PM Microsoft Office 2013, Intro to 8 Wks $90 + Hands-on overview of Microsoft Office. (Does not include Microsoft Access.) Covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and creating documents. Class also covers Windows orientation and information-sharing among the Office applications. Required textbook: Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Step by Step (ISBN ), available locally or on Amazon. com for approx. $25-$45. Certificate verifying completion of course available upon request. Basic PC skills recommended. Instr: Benjamin Guise C057101A Merrill Middle 143 Tue Sept 22 6:30-9:30PM Microsoft Word 2010, Beg. 1 Day $40 Learn Microsoft Word, the software most used in business. Class includes creating documents to share with others; typing practice; formatting; tables and pictures; and more. Instr: Laura Grove C053101A Corinthian Baptist Church Lower Level Wed Oct PM PowerPoint 1 Day $40 Software for making on-screen presentations for speeches. Every salesperson and upper-management employee in every office should know PowerPoint, the industry standard in visual-aids creation. Learn to use this full-featured presentation software. The built-in outliner helps you organize your thoughts as you prepare for your next sales presentation, budget report, or lecture. Easily create slides, overhead transparencies or even on-screen presentations with charts, graphs & eye-catching transitions (bulleted items, builds, dissolves). Requires knowledge of basic PC and Microsoft Windows concepts. Instr: Laura Grove C045101A Corinthian Baptist Church Lower Level Wed Nov 4 6-9PM Call Now To Register! Or, use the form on page 27 to mail or fax your registration! Fall Page 7