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ADULT LEISURE CLASSES

You may register for Leisure Classes by completing the registration form and faxing us at 734-246-7244.  Be sure to include your credit card number.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Beginning Stained Glass
No prior experience needed! Learn the basics of the copper foil method, cut patterns and glass, apply foil, and solder. Complete two projects. Supplies and tools will be provided for use in class.  Pay kit fee of $30 the first night. Maximum 10 students.  Note: Must attend first class! Instructor: Firosz
CN: 1001         Wed-6 wks                            Starts Feb 26
$53                    ASH P3                                  6:30-8:30pm

Mosaic Doorstop
Use glass beads, mileifiori, and glass cabochons.  Pay kit fee of $20 the first night. Instructor:  Henry
CN: 1003         Tues-4 wks                            Starts Apr 15
$43                    ASH Rm. 12                         6:30-8:30pm

Mosaic Birdhouse
Use glass, beads and mirrors.  Pay kit fee of $20 the first night. Bring safety glasses and a shoe box.  Instructor:  Henry
CN:  1004        Tues-6 wks                            Starts Feb 25 $43                   ASH Rm. 12                         6:30-8:30pm

Sketching & Drawing (Beginning & Intermediate)
Work in various art mediums using pencil, charcoal and inks.  Draw still-life, landscapes, and human figures.  Supply list ($20-$25) will be provided first night of class.  Instructor: Verona
CN: 1005         Tues-8 wks                            Starts Feb 25
$53                    AND Rm. 60                         7:00-9:00pm

Watercolor (for all levels)
Learn fresh, loose techniques.  Complete and finish a full picture each class. Get supply list at registration.   Instructor is certified through Terry Madden Watercolor Instruction.  Instructor: Quiel
CN: 1006         Thur-10 wks                   Starts Feb 27
$100               AND Rm. 60                   6:00-8:30pm       

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

German (Beg)  Instructor: Kouassi
CN: 1026
         Mon-10 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$65                   AND Rm.13                          6:30-8:30pm

Italian (Beg)  Instructor:Franzaese
CN:1028  
        Mon-10 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$65                    AND Rm. 6                           6:30-8:30pm

Italian (Inter)  Instructor: Franzaese
CN: 1029 
       Tues-10 wks                         Starts Feb 25
$65                    AND Rm. 6                           6:30-8:30pm

Spanish (Beg)   Instructor: Diaz
CN: 1030  
       Tue-10 wks                           Starts Feb 25
$65                    AND Rm. 1                           6:30-8:30pm

Spanish (Beg)   Instructor: Checkler
CN: 1031
         Tues-10 wks                         Starts Feb 25
$65                    AND Rm. 5                           6:30-8:30pm

Spanish (Inter)  Instructor: Checkler
CN: 1032
        Mon-10 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$65                   AND Rm. 5                           6:30-8:30pm

Spanish (Adv I)  Instructor: Checkler
 CN: 1033
       Thur-10 wks                         Starts Feb 27
$65                    AND Rm. 5                           6:30-8:30pm

Spanish (Adv II)  Instructor: Checkler
CN: 1034 
       Wed-10 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$65                   AND Rm. 5                           6:30-8:30pm

 

COOKING

Andrea Janssen will be featuring the sweeter side of cooking! Each class has a registration fee of ($30) and a supply listFor each class listed, email supplylist@gmail.com for a supply list or call 586-731-4681.

Perfect Pierogies
In this fun class you will make about 2 doz. delicious pierogies stuffed with fillings YOU get to choose!
CN: 1093         Thur-1 wk                             Apr 3
$30                    AND Tchr Lnge                    7:00-9:30pm

Edible Fresh Fruit Bouquet
Create a beautiful, colorful fruit bouquet displayed in a lovely, reusable container.
CN: 1091         Tues-1wk                              Apr 1
$30                    AND Tchr Lnge                    7:00-9:30pm

Everything Chocolate
Make LOTS of different chocolate candies, chocolate dipped cookies, fresh fruit, drizzled popcorn and more!
CN:  1111        Tues-1wk                              Apr 29
$30                    AND Tchr Lnge                    7:00-9:30pm

Gourmet Double Stuffed Pretzels
Make jumbo pretzels overstuffed with sweet cinnamon-cream cheese.
CN: 1112         Tues-1wk                              Apr 15
$30                    AND Tchr Lnge                    7:00-9:30pm

Mini Easter Basket Stuffed Cupcakes
Join us to transform 12 ordinary cupcakes into cute mini baskets with sweet fillings.
CN: 1113         Tue-1wk                                Apr 8
$30                   AND Tchr Lnge                    7:00-9:30pm

 

COMPUTERS

We use Windows XP Professional (except for Quickbooks/Excel II).  If you are using Vista operating system at home, there will be noticeable variations, primarily with visual functionality. We use Microsoft Office 2007.

Do not include Books fees with tuition.  Book fees are paid the first night of class.

QuickBooks
This class studies the beneficial role technology plays in processing accounting information. Emphasis is placed on hands-on application utilizing popular accounting software. Specific topics studied include setting up company information, maintenance of accounts and records, journalizing and posting transactions, closing the books and creating financial statements, payroll reports, cost accounting, and inventory management. Service, merchandising, and manufacturing business applications will be discussed. Prerequisite: at least one Microsoft class. *Book fee $25.  Instructor: Garcia
CN: 1019         Tues-10wks                          Starts Feb 25
$90                    ASH Rm. 2                           5:30-7:30pm

Introduction to Windows7 and Computer Fundamentals
For students who need a higher level of familiarity with the Windows, file management, using the Internet, email accounts, and basic applications (Word, Paint, Excel, and PowerPoint). *Prerequisite: Intro or Senior Citizen *Book fee: $25 
Session 1  Instructor: Bentley
CN: 1020        Wed-12wks                           Starts Feb 26
$95                   ASH Rm. 1                           5:30-7:25pm
Session 2  Instructor: TBD
CN: 1000         Thur-12wks                          Starts Mar 13
$95                    ASH Rm. 2                           6:00-7:00pm

Senior Citizen (55+) Intro to Computers
No computer experience necessary. Learn about your computer through hands-on instruction.  Cover basic computer concepts, mouse practice, and navigating the keyboard.  *Book fee: $25  Instructor: Bentley
CN: 1021         Mon/Wed-6wks                      Starts Feb 24
$78                    ASH Rm. 1                           3:15-5:15pm

Senior Citizen (55+) Computer II
Continue your introduction to basic computer usage by learning to browse the Internet, send emails, and configure your Windows Operating System to your personal specifications. *Book fee: $25 Instructor: Bentley
CN: 1022        Mon/Wed-6wks                      Starts Apr 14
$78                   ASH Rm. 1                           3:15-5:15pm

Office 07 Word/Excel
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word/Excel: creating letters, reports, etc. in Word; building and formatting spreadsheets, and learning formulas in Excel. Prerequisite: Windows File Management Skills *Book fee: $25. Instructor: Bentley
CN: 1023         Mon-12 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$95                    ASH Rm. 1                           5:30-7:25pm

Office Powerpoint/Publisher
Learn the basics of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint & Publisher) through creating presentations, pamphlets, flyers business cards, and so much more. Prerequisite: at least one Microsoft class.*Book fee: $25.
Instructor: Bentley
CN: 1024         Mon-12 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$95                    ASH Rm. 1                           7:30-9:25pm

Excel Intermediate
Work with data and data tables, filters, names ranges, subtotals, pivot tables, and macros and hyperlinks.  Create charts, graphs, and work with graphic objects.  Prerequisite: Beginning Excel  *Book fee: $25.  Instructor: Bentley
CN: 1025        Wed-12 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$95                    ASH Rm. 1                           7:30-9:25pm

 

SEWING & NEEDLE ARTS

Knitting - Beginning
Knitting is an ancient art that is experiencing a revival; it can also be a relaxing, useful hobby. We will be working from “I Taught Myself Knitting” by Boye, a kit that can be purchased at local stores.  You will need a skein of white or cream-colored worsted weight yarn, not a fuzzy soft type. Note: Knitting requires your hands to be held rigidly for extended lengths of time, which may prove to be difficult for some individuals. Instructor: Chester
CN: 1007         Thur-6 wks                            Starts Mar 20
$39                    AND Rm. 12                         6:30-8:30pm

Beginners Crochet
Crochet is back in style and now is the time to learn. Beginners will learn basic stitches and finishing techniques and how to read patterns.  Bring a skein of light-colored 4 ply worsted weight yarn and a size “I or J” crochet hook.  A book for $8 is available from the instructor on the first night of class.  Instructor: Firosz
CN: 1010         Thur-5 wks                            Starts Feb 27
$48                    ASH Rm.7                            6:30-8:00pm

Beginning Sewing (for the real novice)
Learn how to thread your machine and do a couple of small projects: an apron, pot holders, and a surprise project. Supply list issued first night of class. Instructor:  McDonald
CN: 1012         Wed-10 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$85                    ASH P2                                  5:30-8:30pm

Sewing
Learn the basics of sewing. Choose the right size pattern, suitable fabric and notions; learn to read, layout, and cut patterns.  Learn easy construction techniques as you complete a simple dress or blouse. Instructor: Kotronis Maximum: 8 students (class fills quickly)
Beginning/Intermediate
CN: 1013   
      Mon-15 wks                         Starts Feb 3
$100                  ASH P1                                  6:00-9:00pm
CN: 1014         Wed-15 wks                          Starts Feb 5
$100                  ASH P1                                  5:30-8:30pm
Intermediate
CN: 1015  
       Fri-15 wks                             Starts Feb 7
$100                 ASH P1                                  9:00am-noon
Advanced
CN: 1016
         Fri-15 wks                             Starts Feb 7
$100                ASH P1                                  12:30-3:30pm

Quilting
An class introduction to quilting from a basic pattern. Cut, piece, and quilt fabric.  Your quilt can be completed in the 10 weeks of class. Supply list available at registration. *Note: basic sewing experience necessary. Max: 8 students per class.  Instructor: Laskowski
Beginning/Intermediate
CN: 1017  
       Thur-10 wks                         Starts Feb 27
$90                   ASH P1                                  6:00-9:00pm

Beginning/Intermediate
CN:  1106
        Tues-10 wks                         Starts Feb 25
$90                    ASH P1                                  3:00-6:00pm
Advanced
CN: 1018 
        Tues-10 wks                         Starts Feb 25
$90                    ASH P1                                  6:00-9:00pm       

FITNESS FACTORY

Fitness Factory (12 wks) Special Offer:
Take 1 class (one day) for $84
**SAVE and TAKE
 2 classes for  $148
 3 classes for $194
Unlimited classes for the semester $237

Fitness Factory starts the week of Feb 24
*No classes:  April 17-April 25& May 26
**Please register early, as classes will close when maximums are met.

Ultimate Boot Camp
Be the master of muscle as you build endurance and strength.  Challenge yourself to achieve a new level of fitness. Bring your hand weights, dyna-band, mat, towel, and water. Athletic shoes with good support are a must! Instructor: Geralyn
CN: 1035         Mon-12 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$84                   SH Gym                                6:10-7:10

Pilates
Enhance your posture, increase flexibility, extend endurance, and improve balance while firming your core. Pilates will create a lean, sculpted appearance using muscle toning, yoga stretches, and mat workout moves.  An emphasis on the abs, back, hips, and gluts, with alignment work and improvement of the mind-body connection.  Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and water. Instructor: Geralyn
CN: 1036        Mon-12 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$84                  SH Gym                                7:10-8:10pm

Kickboxing (non-contact)
An explosive hour that utilizes martial arts and boxing techniques while listening to hit music.  Begin with a 5-10 min. warm up, move into 30 min. of cardio kick, followed by 20 min. of muscle reps, and finish with a relaxing stretch.  Bring a mat/towel and water. Instructor: Tammy
CN: 1038         Wed-12 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$84                    DV Cardio Rm                     7:00-8:00pm
CN: 1037          Thur-12 wks                         Starts Feb 27
$84                    DV Cardio Rm.                    6:00-7:00pm

Ultimate Body Makeover
Create your own ultimate body!  Tired of watching makeover shows wishing it were you?  Strength training has been proven to boost metabolism. Turn abs of flab into a chiseled torso, lift and reshape glutes, tone legs, hips and thighs.  Bring a mat, hand held weights, and water.   Athletic shoes with good support are a must! Instructor: Geralyn
CN: 1039         Wed-12 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$84                   AL Gym                                6:10-7:10 pm

Total Body Conditioning with Core Training
For a beginner with new fitness goals or an experienced exerciser looking for a challenge in cross training, body toning, or just a fun workout.  Build muscle strength, and increase flexibility, balance, and endurance. Create a lean, sculpted appearance with essential core training, a blend of muscle toning, yoga stretches, and mat workout with  focus on abs, back, hips, and glutes.  Bring your mat, light hand weights and water.  Instructor: Geralyn
CN: 1040         Wed-12 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$84                    AL Gym                                7:10-8:10pm

45+/Workout to Oldies Music
Get a motivating workout to the songs you love to hear....a fun-filled workout without the complicated choreography.  Learn low impact and joint friendly routines to burn the calories and condition your body.  Bring an exercise mat, towel, and water. Instructor: Geralyn
CN: 1041          Tues-12 wks                         Starts Feb 25
$84                     FD Gym                                6:10-7:10pm

Top 40 Low Impact
Come out to exercise and have fun while listening to your favorite pop music.  This mid-level aerobic class will make you sweat.  Tone your muscles with weights, do ab and core work, and end with a relaxing stretch. Bring weights, a mat, and water. Instructor: Geralyn
CN: 1042   Tues-12 wks                         Starts Feb 25
$84              FD Gym                                7:10-8:10pm       

 

FITNESS FOR KIDS

Kids Power Karate LLC (6-12yrs)
Learn traditional martial arts training emphasizing self-defense, fitness, conflict resolution, teamwork, and anti-kidnapping techniques. We do not promote aggressiveness but teach respect.  Wear loose fitting clothes. Instructors: PKSA
Session One
CN: 1061
         Mon-6 wks                            Starts Feb 24
Session Two
CN: 1109
        Mon 6 wks                            Starts Apr 7
$48 per session ASH Gym                             6:15-7:00pm

Little Ninjas Karate (4-5 yrs)
An introductory class specifically designed for children ages 4-5.  Skills taught: focus, memory, teamwork, discipline, self-control, fitness, balance, and coordination.  Wear loose-fitting clothes.  Responsible adult must remain in attendance during class. Instructors: PKSA  
Session One
CN: 1062 
       Mon-6 wks                            Starts Feb 24
Session Two
CN: 1110  
      Mon 6 wks                            Start Apr 7
$38 per session ASH Gym                             5:30-6:00pm

 

FITNESS & RECREATION

Zumba & Zumba Core ®
A dance fusion of Latin and international music that creates a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system!  The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. Zumba® utilizes fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, body toning. Instructor: Torres
CN: 1043    Wed-10 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$70               SH Gym                                6:20-7:10pm       

Zumba® Gold
Gold takes our Zumba® basic program and makes Zumba® accessible to active older or de-conditioned adults, de-conditioned   pregnant women, and those recovering from injuries.  This class is given standing and seated.  Join the party...ditch the workout! Instructor: Torres
CN: 1044         Wed-10 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$60                    SH Gym                                5:30-6:15pm

Zumba Toning
Learn to use maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm, build strength, and tone muscles.  The Zumba toning sticks are 1lb, or build up with the goal of using the 2.5 lbs. Instructor: Torres
CN: 1045         Mon-10wks                          Start Feb 24
$70                   DV Cafe                                6:15-7:15pm

P90X –Mixer As seen on TV!
P90X sessions engage every muscle in the body through rigorous exercise regimens that keep you in constant motion.  Start with a fit test and a P90x orientation.  Challenge your muscles; do 12 workouts to transform you from regular to ripped. The secret is called Muscle Confusion™. Every class will be hardcore from the 12 P90X workouts. Our trainer is a Certified P90X Trainer.  Weights and a mat are needed.  Instructor: Torres
CN:  1046        Mon-10wks                          Starts Feb 24
$70                    DV Cafe                                7:15-8:15pm

Lean and Mean Kettlebell Class
Kettlebells resemble a cannon ball shaped weight with a handle on top.  Target every aspect of fitness: gain tighter legs, glutes, back, arms, and abdominals.  Develop your cardiovascular conditioning and power, as well as stability, flexibility, balance, and agility.  With pylometrics and body weight exercises, you will get lean in no time!  This class is recommended for all fitness levels. *A ketttlebell/mat are needed:  women 5-10 lb. and men 10-20 lbsInstructor: Torres
*New location: Sgate Rec Center (14700 Reaume Prkwy off Dix behind Library)
CN: 1047         Mon-10 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$70                    SGT RC Loft                       6:00-7:00pm

Piloxing
This class mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat torching, muscle sculpting, and core-centric interval workout.  Piloxing is done barefoot or in socks with bottom grips.  Weighted Piloxing gloves are recommended and purchased from the instructor for $25.  Instructor:  Torres
*New location: Sgate Rec Center (14700 Reaume Prkwy off Dix behind Library)
CN:  1048        Mon -10wks                         Starts Feb 24
$70                    SGT RC Loft                       7:00-8:00pm

The INSANITY® workout - as seen on TV!
Insanity might just be the hardest fitness program ever put on DVD.  Now join your certified insanity personal trainer who will push you past your limits with 10 live INSANITY workouts packed with plyo-metric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves.  No equipment or weights needed...just the will to get the hardest body you’ve ever had.  Instructor: Torres
CN:  1049        Wed-10wks                           Starts Feb 26
$70                    SH Gym                                7:15-8:10pm

Jazzercise ®
Jazzercise is a dance-based group fitness program. Each 60-minute Jazzercise class features a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and Latin-style movements set to popular music. *Walk-in dates: Jan 16 thru Feb10 (no class Jan 20). Walk-in fee is $8 per visit.
CN: 1108        Mon-12 wks          Starts Feb 24
$84                  FD Gym                 6:00 - 7:00 pm                                                      

Tai Chi Chuan-Beginning
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese exercise system of moderate weight bearing and cardiovascular intensity. Practiced regularly, Tai Chi will improve flexibility, strength, and fitness.  Added benefits: stress reduction, pain relief, improved immune function, and better balance.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat rubber-soled shoes.  Instructor: Correll
CN: 1050         Wed-10 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$70                    GR Gym                                6:30-8:00pm

Tai Chi Chuan – Intermediate
Prerequisite:  Tai Chi Chuan Beginning.  1st loop will be reviewed.  Attention will be given to correct and refine postures.  Students will begin the 2nd loop.  Instructor: Correll
CN: 1051         Wed-10 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$70                    GR Gym                                8:00-9:00pm

Tai Chi Chuan – Advanced
Prerequisite:  Tai Chi Chuan Beginning & Intermediate or equivalent.  Students must be able to perform 1st loop and be familiar with 1st half of 2nd loop.  Class will concentrate on completion of 2nd & 3rd loops. Instructor: Correll
CN: 1052         Tues-12 wks                         Starts Feb 25
$85                    GR Gym                                7:00-8:30pm

Yoga
Improve your posture and well-being.  Learn to control your body and mind through yoga postures.  Wear comfortable, stretchable clothing; bare feet preferred. Bring a mat, rug or blanket. Remember to fast/eat lightly 3 hours before class. Instructor: Barnosky
Beginning
CN: 1053   
      Tues-10 wks                         Starts Feb 25
$60                    AL Gym                                6:30-7:30pm
Continuing
CN: 1054  
       Tues-10wks                          Starts Feb 25
 $60                  AL Gym                                7:45-8:45pm

Senior Chair Yoga
Take time out to meet new seniors or bring your friends along to have fun and improve your health.  Start with light stretches in a chair for a happy heart and a longer life. Instructor: Watts
CN: 1055         Wed-7 wks                            Starts Feb 26
$48                    ASH Rm. 10                         7:00-8:00pm

Yoga Pilates
Come, get off the couch, meet people or bring friends, and tone your body with a fully relaxed and beneficial workout to sculpt the body and  lose weight. Instructor: Watts
CN: 1056         Tue-7wks                       Starts Feb 25
$48                   DV Cardio Rm               7:00-8:00pm       

Beginning-Line Dancing
Kick up your heels with “rock/country” music. Class is moderately paced so everyone can learn basic steps. Wear shoes that slide (tennis shoes do not let your feet move freely). Instructor: Richardson
CN: 1057         Wed-9wks                             Starts Feb 26
$58                    FD Gym                                6:00-6:50pm

Plus Line Dance
Learn new dances every week and review your favorites.  The pace is faster than the beginner class; dancers must know the basic steps.  Wear shoes that slide (tennis shoes do not let your feet move freely). Instructor: Richardson
CN: 1058         Wed-9 wks                            Starts Feb 26
$58                    FD Gym                                7:00-8:00pm

Latin /Ballroom Dance:  Beg/Inter
For first-time dancers or seasoned dancer.  Our goal is to give students the necessary skills to dance two or three different dances effectively.  You will acquire the skills to dance in a social setting upon class completion. Instructor: Hammond
CN: 1059          Mon-10 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$60 per student   FD Gym                                7:15-8:15pm

Ballroom & Latin Dancing - Couples
Enjoy the feeling of dancing with a partner! This course will introduce you to the Salsa, Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Rumba, and the Cha-Cha. Partners only, please. For adults 18+  Instructor: DeLiz
CN: 1060        Wed-10 wks                          Starts Feb 26
$110 per couple DV Cafe                                6:15-7:15pm

 

SKILL BUILDING

Intro to the iPad and iPod Touch
Explore the basic features of the iPad and iPod Touch. Learn to use the camera, photo and video capabilities, music, ebook reader, how to download and update apps and more.  The iPad can be your web browser, inbox or your favorite novel.  Chat face-to-face with friends without leaving home. Bring your own device and iTunes account information.  Instructor: Johnson
CN: 1072         Thur-1wk                              Feb 27
$55                   AND Rm.1                            6:00-8:00pm

Meditation for Healthy Living
Learn the art of living a truly happy and healthy life through wonderful relationships.  Be a strong, steady, and stable person in all situations.  Bring a notebook.  Instructor: Choksi
CN: 1073         Tue/Thu-6wks                      Starts Feb 27
$43                    SH Library                            7:00-9:00pm

Pranayam-Breathing Exercises
for Better Health (Ancient Indian Practice)

Learn five different breathing exercises that will make your internal organs healthy.  Build stronger lungs for better overall health.  Bring a mat. Instructor: Choksi
CN:  1074        Wed-2wks                             Starts Mar 5
$28                    SH Library                            7:00-9:00pm

Rejuvenate Your Retirement - NEW!
Focus on financial concepts in straight-forward language.  Explore financial strategies, tax-efficient income planning, inflation protection, and providing a legacy. Textbook included. Instructor:  TBD
CN:1114          Tues-2wks                             Starts Mar 25
$49                    ASH Rm.15                          9:00-11:30am
CN:1120          Thurs-2wks                           Starts Mar 20
$49                    ASH Rm.15                          9:00-11:30am

Social Security & Medicare Planning
For baby boomers. Explore decision factors: when to apply for benefits and when it does not make sense, estimating your benefits, coordinating strategies with your spouse, and how to minimize taxes. Explore Medicare health care costs and planning for higher health costs  long-term care. Workbook provided.  Instructor:  TBD
CN: 1115         Thur-1 wk                             May 15
$30                   AND Rm. 43                         6:00-8:00pm

Retirement Planning Today
Learn to manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws.  Blends financial education with life planning. Includes textbook.  Instructor:  TBD
CN: 1116        Tues-2wks                             Starts Mar  11
$49                  AND Rm. 43                         6:30-9:30pm
CN: 1121         Thur-2wks                             Starts Mar  6
$49                   AND Rm. 43                         6:30-9:30pm

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit Information
Are you a senior wartime veteran or the surviving spouse who needs financial help with assisted living or home healthcare expenses?  Learn the qualifications, eligibility, and how to apply for the veterans’ benefits. You could receive up to $1,703/month. Instructor: Bolan
CN: 1009         Thur-1 wk                             Feb 27
$15                    AND Rm. 6                           6:00-8:00pm

You’re On the Air (How to really make it in Voice-Over’s!)
You don’t have to be an actor to get voice-over work. Learn about an exciting new way to get around the competition and turn voice-overs into a thriving full or part-time business! Instructor: Force
CN: 1075         Tue-1 wk                               Feb 25
$55                    ASH Rm. 11                         7:00-9:00pm

Buying and Selling on eBay for Beginners
Learn how to navigate eBay’s vast website, register for free accounts, and buy and sell items. Cover shipping, sending and receiving payments, resolving problems, and more. Discover the secrets of successful eBayer’s. Bring pen/paper. Instructor: Janseen
CN: 1076         Mon-1 wk                             Feb 24
$40                   AND Tchrs Lnge                  6:30-9:30pm

Screenwriting
Learn basic principles of screenwriting, story structure, and proper formatting .  Write a short screenplay by the completion of class.  *For adults 18+ only:  some movie content may be objectionable for those under 18. Instructor: York
CN: 1078      Mon-7 wks                           Starts Feb 24
$103              AND Rm. 9                           6:00-8:00pm

Real Estate Basics for Beginners
Seventy percent of the richest people made their money through real estate. Understand the best market with which to invest, how to get a deal on foreclosures, and the advantages of being a landlord.  A $35 material fee is payable to instructor at class.  Instructors: Jon/Georgia
CN: 1079      Tues-1 wk                         March 25
$39                AND Rm. 43                     6:30-8:00pm       

How to Effectively Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment
Learn the legalities of assessing property values and the process to effectively appeal at the local Board of Review and the Michigan State Tax Tribunal. Material Fee: $5 Instructors: Jon/Georgia
CN: 1080         Wed-1wk                               Feb 26
$20                    AND Rm. 43                         6:30-8:00pm

Landlord-Rent for Maximal Profit
For first time or seasoned landlords:  Learn how to rent “right”.  Focus on obtaining quality tenants who pay on time and take care of your home, standard contracts, the credit and verification process, and more.  Material fee: $35.  Instructor: Jon/Gerogia
CN: 1081          Tue-1 wk                               May 27
$39                    AND Rm. 43                         6:30-8:00pm

Historical Background to the Bible
Increase your understanding of the Bible by learning about the geography and history of the ancient world.  What kind of lives did ordinary people lead in Biblical times?  What languages did Jesus and early Christians speak?  Note: This is NOT a Bible Study course, but focuses on historical facts and well-established historical interpretation. Instructor: Piegza
Old Testament History
CN: 1082  
       Mon-8 wks                            Starts Feb 24
$68                    AND Rm. 7                           7:00-8:30pm
New Testament History   
CN: 1083 
        Tues-8 wks                            Starts Feb 25
$68                   AND Rm. 7                           7:00-8:30pm

Point-N-Shoot Photography (Learning Digital Photography)
Learn good picture taking techniques and how to your pictures .  Bring a photo CD or thumb drive of photos. *Max: 13 students. Instructor: Thomas
CN: 1084         Wed-6 wks                            Starts Feb 26
$53                    ASH Rm. 2                           4:00-5:30pm

Photography (Begin. 35mm/digital film)
Learn to use your camera in the manual exposure mode (not focus) and the application of shutter speeds, apertures, flash, composition. Learn through slide programs, workshops, shooting assignments, etc.  Bring camera manual and old photos to critique the first day of class. *Max: 13 students. *Some shooting workshops may be outside of class day and times (Sat/Sun).  Instructor: Thomas
CN: 1085         Tues-10 wks                         Starts Feb 25
$70                   AND Rm. 12                         6:30-8:30pm
CN: 1086         Wed-10 wks                         Starts Feb 26
$70                   AND Rm. 12                         6:30-8:30pm

Photography (Inter/Adv using 35mm SLR)
Refine your shooting abilities and explore advanced photo techniques. The class will decide want to put in front of our lenses.... field trips, photo treasure hunts, studio sessions. *Max: 13 students.  *Pre-requisite: Beginning Photography *We  will not meet on Monday nights after the first week, but will have travel workshops on the weekends.  Instructor: Thomas
CN: 1087         Mon-10 wks                         Starts Feb 24
$70                  AND Rm. 12                         6:30-8:30pm

Strictly Studio - Advanced Photography
Required: Bring your SLR camera and a separate flash unit that mounts on your camera hot shoe. Class will consist of indoor/outdoor shooting sessions. Learn various lighting techniques, how to pose people, and camera techniques that will help you take better photos. *Prerequisite: Beg & Inter/Adv-Photo. *Max 10 students.  Instructor: Thomas
CN: 1088        Thur-10 wks                         Starts Feb 27
$70                  AND Rm. 12                         6:30-8:30pm

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Bernadette Weber is a certified hypnotherapist.
Anger/Road Rage

Use hypnosis to redirect the negative energy that more of our society is seeing and hearing about in our everyday lives…and change that negative energy to positive. No refunds. Instructor: Weber
CN: 1099         Tue-1 wk                               May 6
$60 each          AND Rm. 8                           6:30-8:30pm

Personal Stress Management
Stress has been proven to be a major cause of many health conditions.  Learn to identify your stresses/stressors, redirect energies toward positive achievements, and achieve health and peace of mind.  No refunds. Instructor: Weber
CN: 1100         Tues-1 wk                             March 25
$60 each          AND Rm. 8                           6:30-8:30pm

Self -Esteem
Improve your presentation, confidence, and self-acceptance.  Build confidence in yourself through your thoughts and ideas of he use of hypnosis. No refunds. Instructor: Weber
CN: 1101         Tues-1 wk                             March 18
$60 each          AND Rm. 8                           6:30-8:30pm

Stop Smoking
Listed by the American Lung Association as an accredited stop-smoking resource, this program has helped countless individuals give up cigarettes for good with no side effects, no weight gain, no special medication, or patches.No refunds. Instructor: Weber
CN: 1102         Tues-1 wk                            April 1
CN: 1103         Tues-1 wk                            April 29
 $60 each         AND Rm. 8                           6:30-8:30pm

Weight Control
Eat only when you’re physically hungry.  Do not feed your emotions.  Learn to identify and resolve emotional attachments to food.  This is not a diet...but a way to deal with eating problems.  Learn why you eat when you are not hungry.  No refunds. Instructor: Weber
CN: 1104         Tues-1 wk                             March 4
CN: 1105         Tues-1 wk                             April 8
$60 each          AND Rm. 8                           7:00-9:00pm

Babysitting Class (ages 11-14yrs)
Learn babysitting skills such as supervision, diapering/feeding, safe choices discipline, preventing common injuries, and choking. Get ideas to find and interview for babysitting  jobs and learn how to communicate effectively with parents. Student must complete both classes to earn certificate.  Affiliate: The Red Cross
CN: 1097         Wed-2 wks                            May 7 & 14
$85                    AND Rm. 9                           6:00-9:00pm

Tutoring-Reading/Math
If you enjoy reading and are warm, caring, motivated individual, with two hours a week to spare, consider being trained as a volunteer. Our tutors provide READING or MATH tutoring.  See page 13 for more information.

 

MUSIC

Guitar for Adult Beginners Level I
Learn to tune, strum open chords, and how songs are constructed.  This class is designed for immediate success.  No experience necessary. Bring your own guitar and picks.  All other materials provided. Max: 8 students. Instructor:  Stockinger
CN: 1063         Tues-7wks                             Starts Feb 25
$87                   AND Rm. 14                         6:00-7:00pm
CN: 1064         Tues-7wks                             Starts Feb 25
$87                   AND Rm. 14                         7:00-8:00pm

Guitar for Adults Level II
Continue to develop your skills with new songs, learning finger-picking styles, lead playing and bar chords, and new strumming techniques.  Theory and songwriting will also be introduced.  Max: 8 students  Instructor: Stockinger
CN: 1065        Tues-7wks                             Starts Feb 25
$87                  AND Rm. 14                         8:00-9:00pm

Guitar Level III
Learn different styles of music, like blues, rock, country, jazz, and more!  Also, techniques like flat picking, fingerpicking, higher level strums, more chords, and more theory along with songwriting and performance. Max: 8 students Instructor: Stockinger
CN: 1110         Wed-7wks                             Starts Feb 26
$87                    AND Rm. 14                         6:00-7:00pm

Piano for Adults (Level I)
Learn the basics of playing the piano.  Note reading, chords and theory will be taught each week along with a song.  Materials provided.  Max: 8 students. Instructor: Stockinger
CN: 1066         Mon-7 wks                            Starts Feb 24
$87                    AND Rm. 14                         6:00-7:00pm

Piano for Adults (Level II)
Continue to develop your skills with new songs and techniques.  Build on major and minor chords along with note reading and understanding theory.  Learn different styles of playing and a new song each week. Max: 8 students. Instructor:  Stockinger
CN: 1067         Mon-7wks                     Starts Feb 24
$87                    AND Rm. 14                 7:00-8:00pm                               

Adult Singing Lessons
Singing is a great therapeutic cure for whatever ails you!  Learning basic vocal techniques will enhance the quality of public speaking abilities.  Instructor is a professional with over 25 years training and performance experience.  Instructor: Greene
CN: 1068         Mon-6wks                             Starts Feb 24
$63                    AND Rm. 15                         7:00-8:00pm

Zsigray Workshops
Mountain Dulcimer
-Learn to play this 3 stringed American instrument.  Participants will receive their own dulcimer to take home and learn to play at least 10 songs.  No prior musical training or experience is necessary.  Material fee ($20) payable in class. Instructor: Zsigray
 CN: 1069        Tues-1 wk                             May 13
$69                   AND Rm. 13                         6:00-9:00pm

Harmonica - Learn how to read harmonica music and how to tablature.  Participants will receive their own harmonica and learn at least 10 songs!  No prior musical training necessary. Material fee ($20) payable in class. Instructor: Zsigray
CN: 1070         Thurs-1 wk                            May 15
$40                    AND Rm. 13                         7:45-9:45pm

Ukulele –Students will learn to play this 4-stringed instrument and take home their own ukulele.  Learn standard and open tuning, and how to read a chord chart.  Learn seven songs! No prior musical training necessary. Material fee ($20) payable in class. Instructor: Zsigray
CN: 1071         Thurs-1 wk                            May 15
$60                   AND Rm. 13                         5:30-7:30pm
                                  

Guide to class locations: 
AL  Allen Elem.
AN  Anderson HS
AS  Asher Comm. Ed.
DV  Davidson MS
FD  Fordline Elem.
GE  Gerisch MS
GR  Grogan Elem.
NP  North Pointe Elem.
SH  Shelters Elem.

TEACHERS WANTED

There is a continuous need for qualified instructors.  We need professional teachers who would like to teach high school credit classes and persons without a certificate who have a hobby or skill they would like to share with others.

WANTED:  Program Suggestions

We are always looking for new courses, activities, and ways to improve our existing programs.  Your suggestions are most welcome.

Call 734-246-4633 or write:
Director of Community Education
14101 Leroy,
Southgate, MI  48195

 



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Enrichment Classes Available

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  • Knitting Beg/Adv

  • Quilting

  • Sign Language

  • Sketching/Drawing

  • VA Aid/Pension

  • Watercolors

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