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Acoustic Guitar I


with Ted Elliott

Calendar Apr 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The guitar in all its versatility has become the world’s most popular instrument. In this course for the total to slightly advanced beginner, we’ll look at the range, octave, and 16 chords you’ll need to play a jillion songs. We’ll listen to, play, or discuss early Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Rory Block, Iris DeMent, LeadBelly, early Stones, Beatles, Hank Williams, and more. Notes, capo, by 3rd class. Some practice required between classes.  Limit 5 students.

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Beyond the Point and Shoot Camera


with Lloyd Cutting

Calendar Apr 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course will cover the basic and advanced controls of a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera with interchangeable lenses, their function, and how to use them. The camera modes will include: P, Automatic, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual mode and the use of the histogram. Setting the white balance, continuous shooting mode and some of the auto focus modes. We’ll also take a look at the Zone System (Adams) and how it can be used with the DSLR camera, look at some difficult lighting situations and explore B & W photography. 

Bring your DSLR 35mm camera with interchangeable lenses to class. 

Dog Obedience


with Donna Cassista

Calendar May 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This is a beginner dog obedience class appropriate for dogs 4 months and up. Positive teaching method will be used to teach sit, down, come, walk safely on a leash as well as behavioral problems and leadership for the owners. Well-fitting flat collar and 6 foot non-chain/flexible leash needed.

Forgive to Heal


with Linda Hargesheimer

Calendar May 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Forgiveness does not mean condoning someone else's poor behavior: it means letting go of our "anger" on a situation. Forgiveness is a gift to yourself. Come join us to learn why holding on to a lack of forgiveness is difficult to maintain your healthe and happiness. Through a variety of experiemental exercises you'll be able to address and release many of your issues with yourself and others. 

Funeral Choices ~ One Night!


with Chuck Lakin

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We’ll start by talking about the legal documents everyone should have in place, then cover planning ahead, writing things down, and having a conversation with the family about those plans.  That will lead to a Q & A guided by your questions. We can talk about funeral options, home funerals, green cemeteries, alkaline hydrolysis, family burying grounds, scattering ashes, and paperwork-whatever you want to know. We’ll share stories. I’ll bet that you’ll even laugh sometimes!  

Chuck is a woodworker and home funeral educator, whose interest in this topic came from his experience at his father's death.  He wanted to be part of what happened after the death, but didn't know what to do, and missed out.  Once he learned about home funerals, he began talking to groups.  Each presentation taught him more, and now his goal is to give everyone the information they need to make good decisions about how they want to be treated after their death, no matter what that choice may be, and to show families a more meaningful way to be involved in the funeral process if that is their choice.

Get Golf Ready Beginner


with Ed Balboni

Calendar May 8, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the fun and relaxing sport of golf.  This six week clinic will cover short game, long game, golf course etiquette and rules, with the goal of making you comfortable on the course.  Students should have their own clubs.

Get Golf Ready Intermediate


with Ed Balboni

Calendar May 10, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is for the golfer with some game experience whose goals are to improve their golf game on the course.

Linda's Laptop Lab
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Linda's Laptop Lab


with Linda Easterbrooks

Calendar Apr 23, 2018 at 1:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Bring your laptop and ask your questions!   Topics will include Computer Basics, Internet Safety, Email, Google Drive, Facebook, and YouTube. Learn about and download some handy free tools. Speed up your computer, check for viruses, malware, spyware, and adware. Bring any questions you have abount your laptop's performance.

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