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Fall 2018 Community Education Classes


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Embroidered Angels on Paper

Get a head start on your Christmas cards by learning how to embroider on paper! In this class you will learn how to embroider an angel on cardstock with embroidery floss. Please bring $5 to class for supplies which will include one card and envelope.

Instructor: Dorothy Anderson

Date and Time: Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $35

Register for Embroidered Angels


Fast Track Guitar Playing

Learn to express yourself through music by playing the world’s most versatile musical instrument.  This fast paced class will cover playing guitar cords and how to quickly learn simple songs.  Students will not need to know how to read music to be successful in this course.  Students will need to bring a guitar (acoustic or electric), a tuner, pick and capo to class. 

Instructor: Scott Hoffman

Date and Time: Tuesdays, December 4 and 11, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $35

Register for Guitar Playing


Intermediate Photography

If you know the basics of photography - proper exposure, composition, and lighting, and you want to push yourself to the next level, then this is the class for you. You will explore the different elements of photography, including landscape, portrait, night shots, and stop action/long exposure just to name a few. Please bring your camera to class.

Instructor: Crystal Earl

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 16 - Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $99

Register for Intermediate Photography


Painting with Brenda Lawrence

Have you always wanted to paint but didn’t feel like you were capable?  This class is for you! Brenda Lawrence is certified by Bob Ross, a Partner in Painting with Wilson Bickford and has also studied with Gary Jenkins. Join us for a fun filled class where no previous experience is needed and you’ll walk away with a beautiful painting.  All supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Brenda Lawrence

Date and Time: Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost: $70

Register for Painting


Pen and Ink Basics

Learn the basics of pen & ink drawing, including horizontal lines, parallel lines, scribbles and loops, curves and rounded corners, stippling, crosshatching, parallel crosshatching and different pressures to transform a pencil drawing into a pen and ink painting. You will practice the 4 values to create volume - light or height, medium, reflected light and dark cast shadow. A student of art for many years, Dorothy Anderson has been interested in all mediums of art for most of her life. She is currently a member of the Palette Art League in Yellville. Please bring fine tip pens and sharpies. The instructor will provide all other supplies.

Instructor: Dorothy Anderson

Date and Time: Saturdays, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cost: $75

Register for Pen and Ink Basics

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Hiking Hemmed-in-Hollow

The hike to Hemmed-in Hollow is sure to take your breath away.  The sandstone bluffs along the Buffalo River greet you as you finish the 1400 ft. decent down the mountain.  The trail opens to show the beauty of the Buffalo River and Ozark Mountains.  The highlight of the hike is the Hemmed-in Hollow falls that cascade nearly 210 feet off the Ozark Bluffs.  This 5-mile hike will include a steep climb out of the valley.

Instructor: Janie Waters

Date and Time: Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.

Cost: $30

Register for Hiking

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Silver Seated Aerobics

Get fit while you sit! This basic exercise class, for ages 50 and older, involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Using tubes, balls, and weights, you will improve your balance, flexibility, and range of motion. This gentle class is open to anyone at any fitness level who is age 50 or older. 

Instructor: Donna Bundy

Date and Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Register for Silver Seated Aerobics


Silver Tai Chi

Gain more harmony and equilibrium in your life by integrating the mind and body elements of this ancient balanced, healing Chinese art. Feel great by increasing your energy, range of motion and flexibility through the gentle movements of Tai Chi. Practice fluid, low-impact exercises that improve your balance, coordination and stamina. This course is for anyone age 50 or older and is a beginning course for any fitness level.

Instructor: Donna Bundy

Date and Time: Mondays, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Register for Silver Tai Chi


Fitness Classes Pricing per semester

$30 for one class
$50 for two classes
$60 for all three classes

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Basics of Essential Oils

You have heard about Essential Oils but do you know what they are used for? Essential oils can enhance so many areas of your daily life. They are often used for immune support, relaxation and sleep, stress relief, emotional balance, skin care, respiratory health, green cleaning, and even muscle tension and pain. In this adventurous class, you will learn about essentials oils and their many benefits.

Instructor: Holly Gillies

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $20

Register for Basics of Essential Oils


New Testament

This course studies the development of the Christian Church as seen through the Teachings of Jesus through the Gospels, the history through Acts, and the major themes found in the Epistles and the Book of Revelation. Please bring a Bible to class.

Instructor: James Bryant

Date and Time: Thursdays, Oct. 25 - December 6, 7 p.m. -9 p.m.

Cost: $80

Register for New Testament


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Introduction to Excel

Get rid of that calculator. Become familiar with Excel's most popular features and you'll wonder how you ever got through without them. Start learning the basics such as entering text and numbers into spreadsheets and continue building your skills by learning formatting and basic formulas. Data entry shortcuts, copying and moving data, and more will be covered.

Instructor: Kim Potts

Date and Time: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, Oct. 15 - 18, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Cost: $99

Register for Introduction to Excel


Advancing Through Excel

Take your knowledge of Excel to the next level with techniques that include making pivot tables and charts and using more formulas and data analysis to make tasks easier. Skills such as sorting and filtering data will be covered. Learn how to use various financial functions, grouping skills and how to consolidate your worksheets while also increasing your proficiency.

Instructor: Kim Potts

Date and Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $99

Register for Advancing Through Excel


Excel for the Experienced User

This course covers how to use Excel for a variety of problem-solving tasks including using Excel as a database; data validation; data tables; financial functions and what-if analysis; Pivot Tables and Charts; Accessibility and Workbook protection. This course covers automating everyday tasks in Excel. This course is for advanced Excel users.

Instructor: Kim Potts

Date and Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 12-15, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Cost: $99

Register for Excel for the Experience User


How to Select the Right Person for the Job

In this highly interactive course, you will learn how to increase your chances of hiring the right person for the job. You will learn the importance of KSAs, how to ask the right questions the right way, the power of behaviorally-anchored questions, why the most qualified is not necessarily the best qualified, and much more. This course will help you save money, time, and frustration by helping you minimize turnover.

Instructor: Eli Vega

Date and Time: Thursday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $65

Register for Select the Right Person for the Job


How to Win the Interview

The person who wins the interview gets the job—it’s that simple. In this highly interactive course, you will learn how to minimize common fears, how to answer tough questions, the WIIFM approach to interviewing, how to give STAR answers, what to ask/not ask during the interview, how to handle illegal questions, and much more.

Instructor: Eli Vega

Date and Time: Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Carroll County Center

Cost: $65

Register for Win the Interview


Social Security: Seven Keys to Enhancing Benefits

Social Security benefits play a critical role in your retirement strategy. This class will help you understand the basics of Social Security and determine when you should start taking your benefits. You will dig deeper into the program and learn more about Medicare, working in retirement, taxation of benefits and how marriage or divorce affect your options.     

Layne Ragsdale is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with 12 years of experience in helping people make educated financial decisions. She is a graduate from College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO and the owner of The Nest Financial in Harrison AR. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA /SIPC.  There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes. The purchase of certain securities may be required to effect some of the strategies. Investing involves risks including possible loss of principal.

Instructor: Layne Ragsdale

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

Register for Social Security Keys

Contact UsSarah Bing
Assistant Director of Community & Concurrent Education
1st Floor of Durand Center
(870) 391-3100