Community Education Classes For 2007

                     Call to register -    218-281-5078


February, 2007 classes:

Basic Excel

Instructor: Mark Anderson, at the Public Library, Mon., Feb 5, Feb. 12 and Feb.26, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $35 Min. enrollment- 4 Max.- 8 Learn how to set up a spreadsheet, apply basic math functions and do a mail merger from an address list. Some computer experience please and note that it is 4 sessions.

Kids Photo Class—Parents and Kids

Instructor: Rand Hughes, CHS Industrial Arts Room, Mon., Feb. 26, 6:00 –8:00 p.m., Fee: $30, Min. enrollment: 5 , Max: 15. A quick course to jump start the point and shoot gang. How to take, e-mail or print photos.

Taco’s and Salsa Night

Instructor: Elva Bissonette, Tues., Feb. 20, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Fee: $15 + Supplies: $7.00.  Come join Elva Bissonette for an authentic Mexican Meal. Elva will show you Elva will show you how to cook a healthy Mexican meal and you will have a chance to sample the food at a sit down meal.

Donna Dewberry's One Stroke Painting - Beginners Project Classes

Ruth Bach, a certified Donna Dewberry One Stroke painting instructor, will teach the following classes: Please ask for a supply list when you register. All One Stroke classes are held at CHS Art Room.
Spring Hanging Tealights, Tues., Feb. 6, Time: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m., Fee: $56 supplies included or class fee $28 and supply fee $30 Min. enrollment- 4 Max.- 10 You will be introduced to a painting technique similar to tole painting but much easier to learn.

Design and Create a Quilt

Instructor: Gale Melby, Thurs., Feb. 1, 8 & 22, 6:30—8:30 p.m. Washington School Computer Lab Fee: $25 Min.enrollment –5, Max.—10. Strip quilting is a technique that used long strips of fabric sewn together in assembly line fashion, then cut apart and reassembled into different pieces or blocks. This fun and easy method is a great way to get started quilting. Please ask for a supply list when you register.

Stamping Class

Instructor: Sarah Dryburgh, Mon., Feb. 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. , CHS Art Room Fee: $15 + $5 supply fee , Max. enrollment: 10 Beginner and experienced stampers will learn different techniques and ways to use stamps. We will make a handcrafted card, gift item and a home décor item. Experience the fun and versatile stamping.


Build Your Own Fishing Rod

 Instructor: Rod Engel in Fisher, MN ask for directions when registering. Tues., Feb. 6, 13 & 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Fee - $15 + supply fee, Max: 8. Fishing enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy this class. To get started you’ll learn the principles of building different types of rods and order the materials necessary for your rod of choice. The sessions will focus on rod construction.

March, 2007 classes:

Donna Dewberry's One Stroke Painting - Beginners Project Classes

Ruth Bach, a certified Donna Dewberry One Stroke painting instructor, will teach the following classes: Please ask for a supply list when you register. All One Stroke classes are held at CHS Art Room. Hydrangeas on a box with matching Frame, Tues., Mar. 6, Fabric Painting Tues., Mar. 13 Time: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m., Fee: $56 supplies included or class fee $28 and supply fee $30 Min. enrollment- 4 Max.- 10 You will be introduced to a painting technique similar to tole painting but much easier to learn.

Tree Care Practices and ID

Instructor: Sam Kezar, Certified Arborist at the Crookston Public Library, Mon., Mar. 12, 19 & 26 , 6:30—8:00 p.m. Fee: $30 Min. enrollment- 5. You will learn how to properly identify the most common trees in NW Minnesota, be introduced to new cultivars of trees hardy to this area and how to properly take care of urban trees. This class will cover proper pruning and maintenance of trees plus proper planting and training of young trees.

Cake Decorating: Instructor

Chasity Sannes, Thurs. Mar 22, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fee:$15 + Supplies: $7. Min, enrollment- 5 , Max: 15 Place: CHS Consumer Science Room This class will cover the basics of cake decorating including writing, borders, and a variety of flowers. Fee includes cakes and frosting.

Photoshop Elements—Digital Photo Manipulations

Instructor Rand Hughes, CHS Ind. Arts Room, Mon., Mar 12 & Tue., Mar. 13, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Fee: $40, Min. enrollment - 5 Max. - 15 If you want to kick your photos up a notch, this is the class for you. This novice class is for those who use or want to use Adobe Photoshop Elements. Learn how to make a good photo great, using several manipulation techniques using layers. Remove unwanted areas or fix damaged photos, brighten colors, change DCP1 to email or print, and much more.

Let’s Dance

Instructor: Bill and Barb Fahey, American Legion, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., Thurs., Mar 15,22,29,and Apr. 5, Fee: $35/couple, Max - 10 couples. Do you want to dance or do you want to learn dance steps like the swing, western swing, the waltz, polka, slow dance and more? Join us in a smoke free setting to enjoy dancing as a couple or to learn the how to’s of dance steps.


April, 2007 classes:

Donna Dewberry's One Stroke Painting - Beginners Project Classes

Ruth Bach, a certified Donna Dewberry One Stroke painting instructor, will teach the following classes: Please ask for a supply list when you register. All One Stroke classes are held at CHS Art Room.
Summer Hanging Tealight , Tues., Apr. 24 Time: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m., Fee: $56 supplies included or class fee $28 and supply fee $30 Min. enrollment- 4 Max.- 10 You will be introduced to a painting technique similar to tole painting but much easier to learn.


Chess For Kids


 Instructor: Superintendent Wayne Gilman, Highland School, Thursdays, April 12,19, 26, and May 3, 10 and 17, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Fee: No Charge ! Chess, a game of strategy and tactics, will be offered at Highland School for boys and girls in grades 4 thru 7 . High School students are welcome also, to learn or assist. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate Chess player, come join instructor, Superintendent Wayne Gilman in a relaxed atmosphere to learn and play the game of Chess.


May,  2007 classes:

Gardening With Dawn

Instructor- Dawn Resendiz, Thurs., May 17, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., D& D Thomforde’s Garden Center, Fee: $15 + supply fee $12, Max. enrollment: 10 Dawn will show you techniques for preparing your plants for spring planting and discuss what can be planted this time of the year. Plus, you will create a fresh plant container garden that you can bring home.

Tree Care Practices and ID

 Instructor: Sam Kezar, Certified Arborist at the Crookston Public Library, Mon., May 7, 14 & 21, 6:30—8:00 p.m. Fee: $30 Min. enrollment- 5. You will learn how to properly identify the most common trees in NW Minnesota, be introduced to new cultivars of trees hardy to this area and how to properly take care of urban trees. 


To Be Announced Classes:

Pakistan Food

Instructor: Aleya Shamsi, Dates: TBA, Thurs., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fee: $15 + Supplies $5 Be ready to experience the taste of delicious Pakistan food in this hands on Pakistan cooking class.

Babysitting Clinic

Place: Washington School Cafeteria, Date: To be
announced, 10:00 – 1:00 pm. Fee: $17.00 includes a book, handout & pizza lunch. Are you between the ages of 11 and 13 and want to be certified as a babysitter? Learn how to care for young children from child care experts, a kindergarten teacher, a nurse, a fireman and Mary Ann Odland and the CHS Leo club. Lunch will be included.

  
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