Community Education

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    Community Education

    Northark's Community Education program features fall, spring and summer classes in a variety of subjects ranging from art to finances to computers. The Community Education Department also hosts workshops throughout the year as well as camps for middle school and high school students.

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    Community Education

    Northark's Community Education program features fall, spring and summer classes in a variety of subjects ranging from art to finances to computers. The Community Education Department also hosts workshops throughout the year as well as camps for middle school and high school students.

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Special Interest

American Sign Language I    

Instructor: Valerie Deen

American Sign Language (ASL) is the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and English-speaking parts of Canada. A thorough introduction to ASL, you will be taught the basics for communication: basic vocabulary, simple sentences, the alphabet, and finger spelling. You will also receive an overview of the deaf culture to help you better understand ASL. Valerie will lead you through a series of interactive games to make your learning experience more fun. Valerie Dean is a dual certified interpreter, NIC-A National Certified Advanced, and K-12 EIPA Educational Interpreter in Arkansas.       

6 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday & Thursday’s, Oct. 3-31, 6-8PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Dog Obedience   

Instructor: Sherry Gibbany    

Offered in conjunction with the North Arkansas Kennel Club, this class is for dogs aged 6 months or older.  This class is designed to teach your dog to heel, sit, come and do a long sit or down/stay. Please bring a choke collar, six-foot nylon or leather lead and treats.

5 students needed for the course to make.

Monday’s, Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 5:30-6:30PM, $45; REGISTER

 

Hunters Education      

Instructor: Wayne Cone

To hunt in Arkansas, prior completion of a state approved Hunter Education course is mandatory for any person with a birth date later than December 31, 1968. Youngsters (under 16 years) under the direct supervision of a licensed adult (over 21 years) do not need to have a card. This one-day class is structured to acquaint students with the many wildlife oriented recreational opportunities and recreational shooting sports available. The program is administered through the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, and is taught by trained volunteers.   

4 students needed for the course to make.

Saturday, Sept. 9,   8AM-5PM, FREE; REGISTER

Saturday, Sept. 16, 8AM-5PM, FREE; REGISTER

Saturday, Sept. 23, 8AM-5PM, FREE; REGISTER

Saturday, Sept. 30, 8AM-5PM, FREE; REGISTER

 

Israel & the Middle East: Biblically, Historically, & Currently      

Instructor: Don West              

Israel, the nation that has provided the western world with a significant portion of its cultural and religious foundations; the nation that has suffered world history’s greatest act of genocide; and the nation that by its renewed political existence in 1948 has precipitated a generation of conflict in the Middle East, is now a major focal point in the war on terror and the prism through which the United States is perceived in the Muslim world. Join a seminar that will endeavor to tie Biblical, historical, and current events into a comprehensible package regarding one of the most important regions of the globe. There will be a significant concentration on Biblical writings that are relevant to and clearly affect present attitudes with regard to the people, land, and capital of the nation of Israel.

4 students needed for the course to make.

Monday & Thursday’s, Aug. 21–31, 6-8PM, $35; REGISTER

 

Journaling to the Self  

Instructor: Rance King  

William Wordsworth said, “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”  If you want to learn of the many benefits of journaling, you will find them in this class.  Each week, students will learn of different purposes and techniques of journal writing and how to use journaling for both the therapeutic and the practical.  The book that will be provided the first night, a writing journal, a pencil, and an open mind will be all you need. There will be no class on Sept. 26.

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday’s, Sept. 5-Oct. 17, 5-6:30 PM, $15; REGISTER

 

New Testament   

Instructor: James Bryant        

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.  

5 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday’s, Oct. 19-Nov. 30, 7-9PM, $80; REGISTER

 

Old Testament    

Instructor: James Bryant        

Delve into the historical and religious foundations of the Old Testament, from creation's beginning through the development of the people of Israel as a nation. You will also explore the major themes in the Bible books referred to as Poetry, Wisdom and the Prophets. Please bring a Bible to class.      

5 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday’s, Sept. 7–Oct. 12, 7-9PM, $80; REGISTER

Cooking

Prep Cooking for Kids 

Instructor: Anne Hubbard      

Do you find yourself saying there aren’t enough hours in the day? Do you find yourself running through the drive through to grab breakfast or dinner for your kids because you don’t have time to cook?  If you said yes then this class is for you! Join Anne as she shares her tips and tricks for meal prep for kids.  Learn about how to prep breakfast, lunch, snacks and even dinner for your kids to help make those crazy days a little less crazy.  Come prepared to learn and take home some great recipes to try with your family.           

4 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 10:30AM-12:30PM, $ ; REGISTER

 

Prep Cooking for the Family

Instructor: Sharla Hellen        

Do you work all day, come home at night, and wish your dinner was already cooked? Well now you can!  In this class, you will learn the basics of confidently cooking and/or preparing large and small quantities of crockpot meals AHEAD of time, then freezing to use when you want to!  Just think – you can now come home from a busy day at work to an already cooked meal for your family.  The course cost includes two prepared meals to stick in your freezer!  Recipes, tips, and tricks will be shared.  Actual meal prep will occur during this session; so, please bring an apron and a cooler.  

4 students needed for the course to make.

Monday, Oct. 16, 5:30-7:30PM, $ ; REGISTER

Money & Finances

The Essentials of Estate Planning  

Instructor: Layne Ragsdale, Kelsey Bardwell, Cathy Golden, and Rodney Arnold         

Estate planning can be a complex undertaking involving complicated legal documents, numerous tax considerations, and difficult personal decisions. This class explains the basics of estate planning and helps prepare attendees to make informed decisions when creating their own plan. You will learn the benefits of estate planning; examine important planning tools, such as wills and trusts; and discuss how to turn one’s estate over to another person.  Layne Ragsdale is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with 11 years of experience in helping people make better financial decisions.  She is a graduate from College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO and the owner of The Nest Financial in Harrison AR.  Kelsey Bardwell and Cathy Golden of the Harrison law firm of Sprott, Golden and Bardwell will also participate. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA /SIPC. Sprott, Golden and Bardwell, The Nest Financial and LPL Financial are unaffiliated entities.

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30-9:30PM, FREE; REGISTER

 

Financially Smart, Financially Strong Women, Money & Power  

Instructor: Layne Ragsdale     

Learn why you need a financial strategy and a good understanding of who you are financially. Explore the 5 financial personality types and identify life-defining events and transitions. Great information for both women and men concerned about their family’s financial future. Layne Ragsdale is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with 10 years of experience. She is a graduate from College of the Ozarks and the owner of The Nest Financial in Harrison AR.       

4 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Sept 12, 6:30-9:30PM, FREE; REGISTER

Fitness & Health

Developing a Meditation Routine  

Instructor: Asha Ravari 

Are you interested in bringing meditation into your life? For the new or more experienced student, this 2-week class will introduce you to several meditation techniques to help calm and clear the mind. Not everyone will choose the same technique. Watching the breath, sound meditation, visualization, and walking meditation are a few of the techniques that we will explore. We’ll discuss the many benefits of meditation and overcoming barriers to continuing your meditation practice. This course will require that you spend 15 minutes per day at home practicing your chosen meditation technique.       

5 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday’s, Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 6-7PM, FREE; REGISTER

 

Disc Golf   

Instructor: Nathanael Smith   

Join the growing sport of Disc Golf! A great sport for all ages! Ever see people throwing a Frisbee into a metal basket and wonder what are they playing? Ever want to see if you can golf but with a Frisbee instead? Now you can learn the sport of Disc Golf, offered on Northark’s Disc Golf course. You may bring your own disc or we have a limited number of sets available to rent. You will learn the history of Disc Golf, methods and rules to play the game as well as getting in some valuable practice time.

6 students needed for the course to make.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 8AM-12PM, $30; REGISTER

 

Easy Does It Yoga        

Instructor: Asha Ravari 

Come and learn how to move gently and easily in Easy Does It Yoga.  The simple movements in this course will provide relaxation to your mind as well as release tension from your body, freeing up the restrictions in your joints.  Through both chair and standing exercise, you will learn how to breathe in a way to relax and calm your mind.  Whether you sit at a desk, work outside, suffer from chronic pain, or practice yoga daily this class is for you.      

5 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2-3PM, FREE; REGISTER

Thursday’s, Oct. 19-Nov. 9, 2-3PM, $65; REGISTER

 

Yoga- Support for a Healthy Lifestyle      

Instructor: Asha Ravari 

This 6 week course is designed to help incorporate the tools of yoga into your daily life.  We’ll look at the 3 different body types of Ayurveda – the sister science of yoga.  Each different body type has a different approach to fitness – one needs more movement, one needs gentleness, while another needs to slow down. You’ll learn ways to balance your energy, quiet your mind, and release long held tensions within your body and mind. We’ll practice breathing exercises to cool you; create warmth and heat; and to help you sleep deeply.  We’ll move in ways that will balance your muscles, release toxins and bring comfort, strength and flexibility. Relaxation and meditation will also be covered in this 1 ½  hour long class.

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday’s, Oct 3-Nov. 7, 5:30-7PM, $99; REGISTER

Arts & Hobbies

Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Creating a Nature Friendly Yard.   

Instructor: Tom Krohn  

Nature is all around us! Come and learn more about why nature is important, why it is in trouble, and actions you can take in your own yard to help.  

6 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30PM, FREE; REGISTER

 

Creating an Artistic Eye Photography     

Instructor: Eli Vega       

In this highly interactive course, you will learn to be an artist; see with your imagination, not your eyes; see something before you see it; make the common uncommon. You will learn two of Eli’s photography paradigms that serve as the foundation for his photo art, and the most crucial artistic tool: Composition. Amateurs and advanced photographers alike have gained insight from this class.  

4 students needed for the course to make.

Saturday, Sept. 2, 9AM-5PM, $75; REGISTER

 

Fiddling for Beginners - Youth       

Instructor: Jim Christensen   

Youth ages 7 through 17 are encouraged to come and learn more about the fiddle in this entry level course. Learn finger placement on the fingerboard, rhythmic bowing techniques, playing in various keys, good tone, notation, timing, effective practicing methods, and playing with guitar accompaniment.  Students will need to bring a fiddle, bow, case, rosin, tuner and a music stand.         

4 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday’s, Aug. 31-Nov. 30, 4-5PM, FREE; REGISTER

 

Make Money with your Photography in your Spare time   

Instructor: Eli Vega       

In this highly interactive course, you will realize how close the opportunities are to make a little extra money doing something you love to do. You will learn to identify your specialties; how to deal with the myth of “the competition factor,” how to market your photography and find the markets that are right for you; pricing; copyrights; model and property releases; and more. If you have ever thought of making money with your photography in your spare time, but didn’t know where to start, this course is for you.          

4 students needed for the course to make.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9AM-5PM, $75; REGISTER

 

Photography Basics - Taking Your Camera off Auto & Loving It!

Instructor: Crystal Earl 

Ever wonder what those buttons are for on your camera? Want to learn how to do more than just point and shoot? In this hands-on class, you will work on proper exposure, shutter speed, ISO, aperture, composition, and lighting. Take your camera off the “auto” setting and feel the excitement! Please bring your camera to class - film or digital. Class will not meet on October 10.

6 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday’s, Sept. 5-Oct. 17, 9:30AM-12:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Photography Intermediate - Shooting Beyond the Snapshot       

Instructor: Crystal Earl 

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, portraits, night shots, stop action/long exposure, and more. Please bring your camera to class - film or digital. The Monday class will not meet on October 9th.         

6 students needed for the course to make.

Monday’s, Sept. 11-Oct. 23, 5:30-8:30PM, $99; REGISTER

Tuesday’s, Oct. 24-Nov. 8, 9:30AM-12:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Photography Advanced - Learning from your Critiques      

Instructor: Crystal Earl 

Looking to push your photography further, but not sure what to do? Join Crystal for weekly assignments and peer critiques designed to help you take your photography skills to the next level. Basic or Intermediate classes are not prerequisites, but basic photography knowledge is preferred.         

6 students needed for the course to make.

Monday’s, Oct. 30-Nov. 27, 5:30-8:30PM, $85; REGISTER

 

Star Gazing         

Instructor: Tut Campbell        

Undeniably, the oldest scientific hobby on earth, humans have studied the beauty of the stars for centuries. This is your opportunity to become familiar with the late summer and wintertime constellations, stars, planets, galaxies and star clusters. Special emphasis will be placed on the ringed planet Saturn, the Ring Nebula in Lyra, the Dumbbell Nebula, the Lagoon and Swan Nebulae, and the great Andromeda Galaxy and exquisite double star cluster in Pegasus.  All you need is a good pair of eyes and a flashlight with a red light or red cellophane cover. If you have a small telescope, bring it to class for hands on instruction. Your first class will be held at Northark and the following sessions will be held under the darker skies of Whispering Pine Observatories, just 15 minutes south of Harrison. www.WhisperingPineObservatories.com

4 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 7:30-9:30PM, $80; REGISTER

 

The 6th Mass Extinction      

Instructor: Tom Krohn  

There have been five mass extinctions in the last 500 million years - the last one being the extinction 65 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs. Many biologists think we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction that could wipe out over half of all existing plant and animal species by 2100. This presentation discusses what caused the first five mass extinctions, what is causing the current one, why we should be concerned, and what has been and can be done to help.    

6 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30PM, FREE; REGISTER

Buffalo River

Buffalo River Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR/AED     

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

The BLS course provides a professional level CPR/AED certification for those who work in the healthcare field or for those who otherwise require it for their jobs. This level of certification is required for the WFR and EMT-W upgrade certifications. This specific program provides the standard BLS training and provides additional in-depth training concerning outdoor specific emergencies and wilderness protocols.

Successful completion results in a two year BLS certification from ASHI.

The minimum age requirement for this course is 16 (or special permission).

3 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2-7PM, $50; REGISTER

 

Buffalo River Basic Remote First Aid     

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

This course is designed for the active outdoors-person who spends time outside of “quick access to 911” areas. The day is spent learning how to handle common outdoor injuries and medical complications, utilizing hands-on training and scenarios interspaced with classroom time. This course is a low impact program but still provides plenty of opportunity to practice lifesaving techniques that can greatly influence the outcome of accidents.   

6 students needed for the course to make.

Monday, Oct. 9, 8AM-5:30PM, $95; REGISTER

 

Buffalo River Re-Certification Current WFR & EMT-W's    

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

This course allows participants who hold a WFR certification no more than 3 years old (original certifying course has to have been a Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) minimum standard 72+hr course) to update their skills and knowledge to current standards and participate in numerous scenarios that will reinforce their original training. Buffalo River Steel Creek Facility       

2 students needed for the course to make.

Fri-Sun, Dec. 15-17, 8:00AM-5:30PM, $275; REGISTER

 

Buffalo River Wilderness EMT Upgrade   

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

The WFR course can be taken by currently certified (state or National Registry) EMTs to upgrade their certification to EMT-W (Wilderness). They will go through the standard WFR course and will receive additional training as well. Successful completion will result in the Wilderness EMT certification.

6 students needed for the course to make.

Sat-Sun, Dec. 9-17, 9:00AM-5:30PM, $495; REGISTER

 

Buffalo River Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

This two-day course immerses participants in basic wilderness medicine procedures, preparing individuals to take immediate action when an outdoor activity doesn't go as planned and 911 responders are hours away. Time is split between interactive classroom sessions and hands-on field scenarios to prepare participants and help them quickly develop basic backcountry medical care skills. The course focus is on patient assessment, stabilization and emergency treatment of issues such as hypothermia and snakebites, as well as understanding of when and how to attempt evacuation. Participants will emerge capable of calmly responding to a wide variety of emergency situations.   

6 students needed for the course to make.

Sat-Sun, Oct 7-8, 8:00AM-5:30PM, $175; REGISTER

 

Buffalo River Wilderness First Responder (WFR)       

Instructor: Tom Burroughs     

This course is designed to provide outdoor professionals such as rangers, guides, outdoor educators and search and rescue personnel with the skills to manage complex medical challenges in the backcountry. While this certification is required for many outdoor professions, it is also sought out by backpackers, cavers, paddlers and wilderness expedition members as well as anyone who spends time working/living in remote areas. Taught by medical professionals who possess decades of actual hands-on professional back country medical and rescue experience, the WFR course is an intensive 80 hour program that will challenge you both physically and mentally. The focus is on more than just trauma; it covers long-term management of sickness and serious health problems when quick evacuation and outside help is not an option. Time is split between hands-on medical training, lecture, discussion and both day and night field scenarios, which all blend together into a learning experience that has no equal. Intensive hands on training and the development of solid ""critical judgment"" is the foundation for the program. The WFR certification is recognized nationwide and will give you skills for life. Successful completion results in the nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder certification from OSRE/ASHI. Certification period is for two years, with recertification required before the end of the third year.

A healthcare provider level BLS CPR/AED certification is required prior to final certification. If needed, this certification is available on day six of the WFR course for a small additional fee.

6 students needed for the course to make.

Sat-Sun, Dec 9-17, 9:00AM-5:30PM, $495; REGISTER

 

Hiking the Buffalo National River 

Instructor: Schan Weisman    

In this introductory session, you will be given the basic instructions of hiking preparation, basic skills needed for various levels of hiking, essentials of reading topographical maps, and helpful tips and tricks to hiking the Buffalo National River.  This introductory course is designed to lead into the upcoming Buffalo National River hikes.

4 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30-7 PM, FREE; REGISTER

 

Historical Hiking to Big Bluff         

Instructor: Schan Weisman    

In this breathtaking course, you will find a BIG view of the Buffalo.  Big Bluff is 550 feet tall and offers a world-class geologic experience.  In fact, it's so big that it has the distinction of being the tallest sheer bluff face found between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains.  In this hike, you will get to experience Big Bluff and its Goat Trail as well as a stop at the historic 1940's homestead.       

6 students needed for the course to make.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 10AM, $35; REGISTER

 

Hiking Hemmed-in Hollow   

Instructor: Schan Weisman    

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 hike will include a steep climb out of the valley.          

6 students needed for the course to make.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 10AM, $35; REGISTER

Computers, Technology, and Professional Development

Excel Formulas  

Instructor:  Rhonda Williams Byrd   

How do I put strings of text together or take strings of text apart? How do I change the case of text? How do I round numbers? How do I show formulas in cells? How do I tell how many cells in a range contain numbers, text, or are blank? How can I begin a number with a zero? If you have ever wondered these things, or have wanted to learn more about Excel formulas, this is the class for you! This half-day class is devoted to learning more about the formulas that are built-in to Excel, and how to use them to make your date more efficient. For Moderate to Proficient Excel users.    

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8:30AM-12:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Excel Level I       

Instructor: Rhonda Williams Byrd    

Learn the basics of Excel. You’ll cover entering and formatting numbers and text; ranges; copying and moving data; basic formulas; data entry short-cuts like filling in a range, auto sum, auto complete and auto fill; relative and absolute cell references; searching Help; and printing. One-hour lunch break.      

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8:30AM-3:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Excel Level II      

Instructor: Rhonda Williams Byrd    

This course covers large workbooks with multiple worksheets; 3D formulas; more advanced formulas for financial, logical and date questions; Excel as a datasheet (database table), including sorting and filtering; charts; and SmartArt and shapes for flowcharting. Excel Levels II and III can be taken in any order. One-hour lunch break.  

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 8:30AM-3:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Excel Level III     

Instructor: Rhonda Williams Byrd    

This course covers how to use Excel for a variety of problem-solving tasks including using Excel as a database; utilizing conditional formatting; data validation; the data series and the Data Table; outlining and subtotaling; Paste Special with calculations; consolidating; programmatic formulas including VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, ISERROR, and nested IF statements with AND & OR; and Pivot Tables and Charts. Excel Levels II and III can be taken in any order. One-hour lunch break.         

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:30AM-3:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Excel Macros      

Instructor: Rhonda Williams Byrd    

This course covers automating everyday tasks in Excel. Included are the Developer Tab in the Ribbon; recording, editing and deleting Macros; creating Macro buttons; Macros in a database setting; beginning VBA using the Visual Basic code window. Students attending this class should be advanced Office users. One-hour lunch break. 

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8:30AM-3:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Grant Writing Tips       

Instructor: Jo McEntire 

Does the idea of receiving grant funds excite you? Have you entertained the idea of writing a grant, but the task seems daunting? Join Jo McEntire for an overview of the grant writing process, along with tips, tricks (and secrets) to grant writing. This is an introductory workshop for the beginning grant writer. You will be introduced to terminology, research, planning, proposal sections, writing tips, and more. If you have a passion to make something good happen this workshop will point you in the right direction. One-hour lunch break.     

4 students needed for the course to make.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9AM-4PM, $45; REGISTER

 

Grant Writing Level 1  

Instructor: Jo McEntire 

Writing a good grant application is not easy, but with a few tips on planning and terminology, most anyone can do it. Designed for the beginner, this workshop covers the basics of identifying and applying for grants, terminology, planning, strategizing, and actually writing the grant.  Those who have already taken the Grant Writing Tips course should not take this course.   

5 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 8AM-3PM, $30; REGISTER

 

Grant Writing Level 2  

Instructor: Jo McEntire 

Building on your skills in Grant Writing Level 1, this workshop allows you to delve deeper into the different parts of the application, logic models, and evaluation. You’ll also learn helpful time-saving tips and tricks.  

5 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 8AM-3PM, $30; REGISTER

 

Grant Writing Level 3  

Instructor: Jo McEntire 

You will explore the finer points of the grant application in greater detail. Jo will share her tips and things-to-watch-for when writing grant applications. You will also learn more about building a logic model and turning it into a budget and work plan.

5 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 8AM-3PM, $30; REGISTER

 

Grant Writing Level 4  

Instructor: Jo McEntire 

In this hand’s on workshop, you can complete small grant applications with Jo by your side. This is your opportunity to put your skills to work, ask questions, and coordinate with an expert on those unexpected issues. You will leave with the confidence and skills you need to start writing grants on your own!    

5 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 8AM-3PM, $30; REGISTER

 

Learn to Use a Computer      

Instructor: Melissa Bray

This class is a gentle, very basic introduction to computers for beginners. Using hands-on exercises and explicit instructions, you’ll start with elementary computer concepts and an introduction to the mouse, cursor, Desktop, and the taskbar. The fundamentals of word processing will be covered using Microsoft Word. You will also be introduced to basic file browsing and file management, web browsing, web basics and email attachments. One-hour lunch break.

4 students needed for the course to make.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 8AM-3PM, $45; REGISTER

 

Learn to Use a Computer II   

Instructor: Melissa Bray

You will learn to compose, edit and print documents; create, insert, and resize graphics; copy, paste and edit information from the internet; organize and manage e-mail. You’ll get the instruction you need to create flyers and tables using Word (columns, borders and shading); very simple spreadsheets using Excel; and more practice using the Internet for research. E-mail etiquette, ethical practices, and internet security will also be addressed. One-hour lunch break. 

4 students needed for the course to make.

Saturday, Sept 30, 8AM-3PM, $45; REGISTER

 

Office Basics       

Instructor: Rhonda Williams Byrd    

Don’t let your lack of knowledge of Microsoft Office get in the way of achieving your employment goals! In Office Basics, you’ll learn the basics of the 3 most commonly used programs: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. You’ll see how businesses use Excel to create spreadsheets, and why Word is the easiest way to create a document. Then you’ll have fun creating a PowerPoint presentation on the subject of your choice. You’ll leave with a better understanding of each program and the ability to take what you’ve learned and work toward your career goals.        

5 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Aug. 31 8:30AM-3:30PM, $99; REGISTER

 

Using Windows 10       

Instructor: Ryan Hoffman       

Get familiar with Windows 10 by learning the interface, file system, and new features. Setup your PC so it is secure and behaves the way you want it to. By the end of this class you’ll know what’s new with Windows 10, be able to navigate the interface, learn basic file management and have your computer setup so it is secure. Students taking this class should already have a good understanding of basic computer terminology and function. It is encouraged to bring your Windows 10 tablet or laptop to class.   

4 students needed for the course to make.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:15-7:15PM, $15; REGISTER

 

Word

Instructor: Rhonda Williams Byrd    

Microsoft Word is not just for typing letters anymore! You can publish newsletters, greeting cards, business logos, and many other things from your desktop using Word. Learn formatting shortcuts, layout designs, customizing images, and much more. You need only be comfortable with a computer and mouse. 

5 students needed for the course to make.

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8:30AM-3:30PM, $99; REGISTER