Explore new hobbies, ancient peoples, tales of the past and insights of the future!
History + Special Interest
Au Pair Weekend RCEGN 8814 C01
Sun 10/28 9am-4pm
Earn 12 hours in just one weekend. Share in this unique experience with other local au pairs. These exciting, interactive classes will leave you looking forward to our next Au Pair Weekend!
- Astronomy - Astronomy's New Horizon's: Take a look at "What's up" in Astronomy and the amazing discoveries within our solar system and beyond!
- American Sign Language – Learn the top baby signs you should know
- Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs & Projects – Taught by the host of HIP CHICKS
- Wellness & Nutrition – Get fitness and nutritional advice
- Yoga – Enjoy yoga that will help relax your mind and body
- Photography – Cell Phone Photography: How to get great pictures with just your cell phone
- American Government – Learn about the basics of the American Governmental System & what makes it unique.
Refreshments will be provided.
NEANDERTHALS DECODED RCEGN 8130 C01
9/6 - 9/27 6:30 - 8:30pm
Did the Neanderthals go extinct or are they us? While their fossils were the first to be discovered and described, it is only now with recent advances in technology do we gain fresh insight to humanity’s misunderstood cousin.
ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY RCEGN 8128 C01
10/4 - 11/8 6:30 - 8:30pm
Without question, stone tools are the most long-lasting aspect of the archeological record. In this course, students will explore humanity's 2.5-million year tool making history. We will create stone tools, learn about beneficial plants and animals, use an atlatl, utilize natural fibers, and create small clay pots as well as working on team projects. We will be looking at indigenous lifeways through PowerPoint presentations and by exploring actual artifacts.
JAMESTOWN COLONY: THE BURIED TRUTH RCEGN 2129 CPV1
9/5 - 9/26 10am - 12pm
Jamestown, was it a tragedy or triumph? What was life really like for the European travelers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? This class, will dispel the myth and explore the truth behind the birthplace of the United States, through the examination of the archaeological evidence.
HIKING ESSENTIALS RCEGN 8438 C01
Sat, 10/27 7 - 9 pm
9 am - 12 pm
Interested in getting outdoors and hiking? Perhaps you want to hike with friends and family, hike for fitness, lower stress, achieve goals or simply to just have fun! Or, do you already hike, but wish to sharpen your skills? Learn about gear, trip planning, map & compass basics, identifying and minimizing hazards and what to do if something goes wrong. Program will include two evening indoor sessions and one Saturday morning outdoor sessions.
Outdoor class will include use of map/compass and a short hike.
DRAWING OF THE SWORD: THE CIVIL WAR PART 2 RCEGN 8436 CPV1
9/20 - 10/25 3:30 - 5:30 pm
This course will cover the start of the American Civil War 1861-1862. It will cover the battles, leaders, common soldiers, weapons and the emancipation proclamation.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) RCEGN 8812 C01
9/25 - 11/13 6 - 8 pm
This is dual purpose course will offer the student the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and an introduction to the deaf community and their demographics through sensitivity education.
Plus $23 book fee.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II RCEGN 8813 C01
9/26 - 11/14 6 - 8 pm
This dual-purpose course will continue to provide students with a more in-depth look at the American Deaf community, their values and current obstacles the community may face. As we dive deeper into American Sign Language, students will be expected to participate in class lecture as well as in-class activities with growing emphasis on receptive and expressive ASL skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be more comfortable and confident in their ASL conversational skills, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the Deaf community. Students who register for this course should have already taken the first course offering of American Sign Language (ASL) and the Deaf Community OR should have completed an ASL class in the past. Screening for background knowledge will be assessed at the beginning of class.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FOR KIDS RCEGN 8815 C01
4:30 - 5:30 pm
This introductory course will provide a first look at American Sign Language (ASL) specifically for children/teen ages 8-17. Following this 6-week class, students will be able to use the manual alphabet, ask and answer questions about themselves and their families, and use short conversational phrases using ASL.
AARP - SMART DRIVER REFRESHER CLASS RCEGN 8052 C01 - C03
C03/Mon,11/5 6 - 10 pm
This is a four-hour refresher course designed especially for motorist age 50 and older. It covers normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time, and provides practical techniques to compensate for these changes. The program fosters safer driving practices, continued mobility, and a discount in auto insurance in most states. Check with your agent to confirm this course qualifies you for the discount. *Participants are eligible to attend provided that they have already completed an 8 hours AARP Driver Safety Course within 3 years. Please note the fee for the Driver Safety program will be $15 for AARP members, AARP ID required, and $20 for non-members, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO AARP – NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
ASTRONOMY'S NEW HORIZONS RCEGN 8551 C01
10/29 - 11/19 6:30 -9:30 pm
Have you ever looked to the heavens in amazement at the expanse and beauty of the night sky? Then consider yourself an astronomer! Join us in this dynamic program that studies our solar system, our galaxy, and beyond. Discover the mysteries of our planetary neighborhood, and share the excitement of recent discoveries in space exploration that deepen our understanding of the universe and its origins. The course will cover the cosmos, from the earliest observers to the most recent triumphs in space exploration, from the edge of black holes to the mysteries of gravitational waves. Our universe is an astonishing place full of awe and wonderment, so join us as we embark on a journey of astronomical discovery!
GETTING PAID TO TALK: MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR VOICE RSBEN 0004 C01
Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons, play samples from working voice professionals and provide an opportunity for students to record a short professional script under the direction of the instructor.
For a more detailed class description: www.voicecoaches.com/gptt
DIY HOME IMPROVEMENT & EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN RCEGN 6966 C01 & C02
C02/5 Wed, 11/7 - 12/19 (no class 11/14 & 11/21) 7 - 9 pm
7 - 9 pm
Did you know that 90% of women will live alone at some point in their lives? Are you tired of paying handymen, contractors, plumbers, and electricians a lot of money, just to make service calls, and relying generally on men to fix, repair and improve your home? Would you like to learn to operate basic hand and power tools? Topics include basics of tools, electric, plumbing, carpentry, painting, tiling and hanging items on the wall. Beth Allen, founder of DIY HIPChicks, will teach you how to perform simple everyday home repairs and improvements in this interactive DIY class. Utilizing a step-by-step approach, Beth will show you how to become more independent, confident, secure and ultimately empowered not just in your home, but in all areas of your life.
DARING GREATLY: THE LIFE & TIMES OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT RCEGN 8437 CPV1
9/15 - 10/20 10 - 11:30 am
Theodore Roosevelt, our nation’s 26th President, as arguably one of the most fascinating Americans to have graced the global stage. As an environmentalist, politician, humanitarian, progressive, and Philanthropist-Roosevelt wore many hats, all of which contributed to his leaving an unmistakably unique handprint on American history. This course will explore President Roosevelt’s successes – and failures – and his amazing body of work and accomplishment. Utilizing access to primary source material, this course takes students on an adventure to explore Roosevelt’s “strenuous life”, his personal and political challenges, and his everlasting legacy.
The Fashion Design Program is designed for students who share a love for fashion, design and sewing. The classes are designed to help students enhance their own design skills; translate concepts onto paper and learn basic sewing techniques. Student must bring a portable sewing machine to class
• Fashion Design I
• Fashion Illustration
• Sewing I
• Sewing II
• Sewing III
• Patternmaking I
SEWING I WSMCE 3720 C01
10/24 - 12/12 (no class 10/31) 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Student will learn the fundamentals of sewing which includes hand and machine sewing and knowledge of various seasonal fabrics. They will sew a pin cushion, pillowcase and bag. Students must bring their own sewing machine.