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					     Community Education’s
      Spring 2010 Classes:
                                                  Knit Socks - Intermediate
To register for these classes:                    Saturdays, January 23, 30 and
*Call Comm. Ed office at 712-722-3035                    February 6, 2010
*Register in person at 303 N. Main Ave.               10:00 am – 11:30 am
 Sioux Center, Iowa 51250                              Sioux Center Library
*Online                                                        $25
*Payment is due upon registration                   Instructor: Laurey Zwart
                                                Registration Deadline: January 18, 2010
                                             If you can knit and purl, you can make
                                             socks. Join us in learning to use
                                             double-pointed needles to “knit in the
                                             round”, make eyelets, turn heels, shape
                                             gussets, and kitchener-weave the toes
          January                            of an adult medium pair of socks.
                                             (Sample available to view at the
                                             Community Education Office or the
       Senior Fitness Class
                                             Sioux Center Public Library)
 Wednesdays, Jan. 20 – Feb. 24, 2010
                                             *Materials needed: Size 4
        9:00 am – 10:00 am
                                              (or 5 if you knit tightly) double-pointed
     Dordt College – Rec Room
                                             knitting needles (set of 4)
                $30
                                             7-8 ounces of knitting worsted weight
       Instructor: Jill Hayes
   Registration Deadline: January 15, 2010   yarn
This senior class is a fun way to improve    Some previous knitting experience
mood, flexibility and balance in seniors.
Strength training helps alleviate the
symptoms of chronic arthritis as well as
help one relax and relieve stress.
Anyone 65+ year will learn the correct                      Abs Plus
techniques in strength training with the            Mondays & Wednesdays,
use of light weights, resistance tubes               Jan. 25 – March 3, 2010
and ones own body for resistance. This                 5:15 pm – 6:15 PM
will be done at a slower, gentler pace.             Dordt College – Rec Room
Wear comfortable clothing and gym                              $60
shoes.                                                Instructor: Katie Nice
                                                Registration Deadline: January 18, 2010
                                             Abs Plus is a Pilates inspired fitness
                                             class designed to tone and strengthen
                                             the entire core using a variety of
                                             exercises. The class will focus on
                                             building endurance and strength of the
                                             abdominals, hips, lower back, and the
                                             inner and outer thigh. All levels of
                                             fitness welcome.
          Drawing you Out
 Tuesdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 & 9, 2010
          7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Sioux Center High School – Art Room          The hands-on nature of the course will
                 $30                         have you working on various lessons at
    Instructor: Marilyn Weidenaar            your own pace. Little or no previous
   Registration Deadline: January 19, 2010   experience is necessary for this course.
A class to stimulate your imagination,       Come join us!
sharpen your powers of perception, and       Several handouts will be provided so
release your creative potential. We will     that participants can practice at home.
be focusing on the process of visual
expression, using simple, basic
techniques, so no previous drawing or
painting experience is necessary.               Cake Decorating for Beginners
Experienced art markers are also                   Tuesdays, Feb. 2 & 9, 2010
welcome and will be encouraged to                      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
stretch. Bring whatever art materials               Sioux Center High School
you enjoy working with. Additional                            $25
material may be purchased in class.              Instructor: Michelle Bomgaars
                                                Registration Deadline: January 26, 2010
                                             Learn the basics of cake decorating by
                                             attending this two session, hands-on
           February                          class. Session one will be perfecting
                                             your design and learning the basic
                                             techniques. Session two will be putting
           Basic Excel 2007                  those techniques to work on a real cake.
       Mondays, Feb. 1 & 8, 2010             All supplies and tools will be provided.
           5:30 pm – 8:30 pm                 A baked 9” x 13” cake is needed for the
      Sioux Center Public Library –          second session. Informational hand-out
              Computer Lab                   will include tips, recipes and more.
        $60 (Includes Materials)
         Instructor: Josh Bowar
   Registration Deadline: January 25, 2010          24 Hour Toilet Training
This course is for those that have never            Tuesday, February 9, 2010
used Excel or are just beginning to use                    7 – 8:30 pm
the program. Excel is a great program              Sioux Center Middle School
for making spreadsheets. Do you want                           $10
to be able to create spreadsheets for             Instructor: Kathy Koerselman
business, such as customer information          Registration Deadline: February 2, 2010
or sales records? How about creating a       In less than a day, you can toilet train
home budge or a mailing list? Do you         your child, have them know how to
want to create a grade book for your         independently go to the bathroom, pull
classroom? This class if for you!! You       their pants up and down, and empty the
will learn the tools and features of the     potty chair. This class is based upon a
various windows, how to move around          book written by 2 psychologists who
in the spreadsheet, how to enter data,       toilet trained handicapped adults and
how to edit and manipulate data, how         taught by a mother who used it
to insert formulas, and how to create        successfully for her 4 children.
graphs from your data.
             Hairbraiding                      We’ll learn some basic vocabulary,
        Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010              practice turning the machine on and off,
          6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                  click with the mouse, type with the
      Sioux Center Middle School             keyboard, and learn about all that the
              $10 per pair                   computer has to offer. No previous
    Instructor: Renae Visscher from          experience is necessary. Come join in
          Renae’s Salon & Spa                for a fun and relaxed night of playing
   Registration Deadline: February 4, 2010   with the computer! Some handouts will
Learn how to do some fun hairbraiding        be provided to help you practice at
techniques for school, sports, or the        home.
summer. French braiding, fish tail and
heart braiding along with other hair
techniques.
*Please bring your personal hair
products along to the class.

                                                          Internet 101:
                                                         A Try-Out Night
     Beginning Woodworking                         Monday, February 22, 2010
    Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18, 25 and                      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
          March 4 & 11, 2010                   Sioux Center Library – Computer Lab
          7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                          $35 (Includes materials)
       Sioux Center High School                       Instructor: Josh Bowar
         Industrial Arts Room                   Registration Deadline: February 15, 2010
                  $45                        Have you always wanted to learn how
      Instructor: Dave Harskamp              to use the Internet but never had the
   Registration Deadline: February 4, 2010   chance? Now is the time! This course
Build a small wood project using the         is for those that have never used the
school’s tools and facilities under the      Internet before. We’ll start by learning
supervision of a skilled instructor. You     what the Internet is, how to use a Web
supply your own materials; we will           address, practice “surfing”, go to some
discuss what to buy at the first session.    interesting places, and we’ll also start to
Limited to 12 students.                      find things online. No previous
                                             experience is necessary. We’ll have a
                                             great time practicing with all that the
          Computers 101:                     Internet has to offer! Some handouts
      Computer Try-Out Night                 will be provided.
        Monday, Feb. 15, 2010
          5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 Sioux Center Library – Computer Lab
       $35 (Includes materials)
        Instructor: Josh Bowar
   Registration Deadline: February 8, 2010
Calling all pre-beginners! This course
will give people who have possibly never
sat at a computer the opportunity to do
just that! This is your chance to try
using a computer, even if you have
never used a computer before.
            Computers 101:                         Gardening: Tips, Tricks
                March                                 and Getting Started
                                               Tuesdays, March 30 & April 6, 2010
        How to Buy on eBay                             6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
       Thursday, March 4, 2010                     Sioux Center Middle School
          6:00 pm – 9:00 pm                                    $25
 Sioux Center Library – Computer Lab              Instructor: Melissa O’Rourke
       $35 (Includes materials)                  Registration Deadline: March 23, 2010

        Instructor: Josh Bowar               Plan ahead for spring and summer
  Registration Deadline: February 25, 2010   gardening this year. An Iowa Master
We’ve all seen the commercials about         Gardener will cover a variety of topics
eBay, and we know that neighbor down         such as: Starting a vegetable garden to
the street or one of our relatives who       save on the household food budget; soil
loves to buy things on eBay. But how         preparation, establishment and layout of
do you do it? This class will be an          vegetable and flower gardens; using
introduction to purchasing things            ornamental grasses in the landscape;
through the online shopping center           varieties of perennials for northwest
eBay. We’ll go through how to set up a       Iowa; planting and propagation of
PayPal account (what you use to pay for      perennials; selecting and planting
your stuff), how to get a username for       annual flower and vegetable bedding
the program, how to search for things        plants; spring and summer pruning;
you’d like to buy, how to bid on items,      composting; options for water features.
and how to safely “win” them.                Tips and ideas to make gardening easier
Participants will leave with helpful         will be offered. Other topics may be
handouts to be used at home and also a       covered depending on the interest of
general knowledge of eBay and how to         course participants.
use it. No previous experience is
necessary for this course, but
participants should have a general
working knowledge of the Internet.             Intermediate Kettlebell Training
             Paper Creations                   Tuesdays, March 30 – April 20, 2010
            Monday, March 29                             6:30 – 7:30 pm
            6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                           Dordt Rec Center
        Sioux Center Middle School                             $30
      $10 Single/$15 Parent & Child                 Instructor: Amy Jurrens
       Instructor: B & M Creations               Registration Deadline: March 23, 2010
    Registration Deadline: March 22, 2010    You’ve learned the basic kettlebell lifts –
A hands-on class making your own             swings, Turkish Get-Ups, windmill, and
paper creations by paper crafting and        press. Now you’re ready to take your
some stamping. Examples: Paper               training to the next level. This course
altering and decorating note pads, pens,     will teach you several new drills and
post-it-notes, candy projects, and           take you through training circuits to help
various other items. There will also be      get you in better sharp. Bring your
materials available to make cards.           kettlebells to class and be prepared to
All materials will be available, cost        work up a sweat.
determined by projects completed. You        Prerequisite: Introductory Kettlebell
can choose what you want to make and         Training with Amy Jurrens, RKC.
how many.                                    Limit 20
  Introductory Kettlebell Training
  Tuesdays, March 30 – April 20, 2010                   Computers 102:
            7:30 – 8:30 pm                         A Bootcamp for Beginners
           Dordt Rec Center                    Mondays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2010
                  $30                                   5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
       Instructor: Amy Jurrens                 Sioux Center Library – Computer Lab
    Registration Deadline: March 23, 2010            $70 (Includes materials)
Kettlebells are the best-kept strength                Instructor: Josh Bowar
and condition tool available today. The           Registration Deadline: March 29, 2010
kettlebell is a cast iron weight that looks   This course is an extension of
like a cannonball with a handle. Learn        Computers 101. It will be an
how to perform basic kettlebell               introduction to all that the computer has
drills and put them together for a            to offer. We’ll review the parts of the
training session that will burn calories      computer, continue to practice using the
and build strength at the same time.          mouse and the keyboard, play some
Amy Jurrens, RKC, is certified Russion        games, write a letter, make a card, start
Kettlebell trainer who will ensure you        to scratch the surface of the internet,
perform the drills safely while having        explore the different things you can do
fun. It is recommended that                   on the computer, learn more advanced
participants purchase a kettlebell to         uses of the machine and more.
bring to class. Men should choose a 25,       Find out how you can get more from
30 or 35 lb. bell while women should          your computer investment! Participants
choose a 15 or 20 lb. bell, depending on      will also receive helpful handouts to use
strength.                                     when practicing at home.
Limit 20

                                                          Internet 102:
                                              Surfing the Internet for Beginners
                                                 Tuesdays, April 6, 13 & 20, 2010
                                                        5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
                April                          Sioux Center Library – Computer Lab
                                                     $45 (Includes materials)
             Moped Safety                             Instructor: Josh Bowar
                                                  Registration Deadline: March 30, 2010
         Saturday, April 3, 2010
                                              This course is an extension of Internet
              8 am – 2 pm
                                              101. It is for those that already have
       Sioux Center Middle School
                                              some experience with the Internet but
                   $20
                                              would like some more practice. We’ll
        Instructor: Ray Roseland
    Registration Deadline: March 29, 2010     focus on reviewing all that the Internet
Required instruction for a moped              has to offer. We’ll review some basic
license. When registering, please             information, check out the best features
include participant’s full name, birth        of the web, learn how to search quickly
date, social security number, address,        and safely, use Internet Explorer’s many
and phone number.                             options, and have some fun! You will
*Participants should bring a sack lunch.      leave with more confidence and
                                              expertise and also several handouts to
                                              use at home. Come join us!!
                                                  Sign Language for Babies
                                                Thursdays, April 15, 22 & 29, 2010
      Bicycle Maintenance Clinic                       7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
         Thursday, April 8, 2010                      Sioux Center Library
           6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                                   $20
           Brother’s Bike Shop                      Instructor: Jenna Sneller
                                             Registration Deadline: April 8, 2010
              110 4 Ave. NE
                                             With sign language, babies can express
         $15 Single/$25 Couple
                                             their need and wants using simply signs
        Instructor: Dave Eekhoff
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2010         long before they can speak. Parents of
Receive an overview of bicycle               3-36 month old children will find this
mechanical basics, tools and lubrication,    especially helpful in understanding their
wheels, tires and tubes, brakes and          young child. You will learn and practice
cables, and simple derailleur                the signs and will receive worksheets to
adjustments. Keep your bicycle in top        take home for review.
working order. You are welcome to
bring your bike and any questions you
have to class.
                                                      Drama, Drama, Drama
                                                            5th – 9th Grade
                                                    Thursdays, April 22, 29 and
                                                          May 6 & 13, 2010
                                                        6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
               Soccer 101                               Sioux Center Library
          Tuesday, April 13, 2010                               $30
            6:30 pm – 8:00 pm                         Instructor: Josh Bowar
                                             Registration Deadline: April 15, 2010
        Sioux Center Middle School
                    $18                      Calling all 5th – 9th graders to the stage!
        Instructor: Amy Carpenter            This highly interactive course will have
      Registration Deadline: April 6, 2010   you up on your feet and using your
Do you think that soccer is just about       creativity! Come join us as we work on
kicking a ball? Are you clueless when it     reader’s theaters and create our own,
comes to the rules and “lingo” of the        perform short skits, use our body
game? This class is for those who want       language, learn to project our voice and
to learn the basics of soccer. Amy, who      do some voice exercises, become new
played soccer herself for 18 years, will     characters, experience new scenes, do
explain in simple terms, the basics of       some improve and more! No previous
the game. You will learn the different       experience is drama is necessary. We’ll
positions and common signals so              all be learning together. You just need
watching your child’s next soccer game       a willingness to try new things and have
won’t be such a challenge. Bring             some fun doing it!! C’mon – release
questions and Amy will answer them.          your inner Shakespeare and join us for
                                             this relaxed and fun class.
         Drama, Drama, Drama
                Adult Class                                Super Sitter
 Tuesdays, April 27, May 4 & 11, 2010                 Saturday, May 1, 2010
         6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                             8:30 am – 12:30 pm
         Sioux Center Library                 Sioux Center Hospital & Health Center
                  $25                                          $12
       Instructor: Josh Bowar                    Instructor: Esther Vander Brink
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2010        Registration Deadline: April 26, 2010
Calling all adults to the stage! This        The participants will learn basic child
highly interactive course will have you      care skills to use in the absence of an
up on your feet and using your               adult, safe recreational activities for
creativity! Come join us as we work on       children of different ages, emergency
reader’s theaters and create our own,        situation responsibilities, and
perform short skits, use our body            appropriate food choices. This class is
language, learn to project our voice and     cosponsored by Sioux Center Hospital
do some voice exercises, become new          and Health Center.
characters, experience new scenes, do
some improve and more! No previous
experience is drama is necessary. We’ll
all be learning together. You just need
a willingness to try new things and have
some fun doing it!! C’mon – release
your inner Shakespeare and join us for
this relaxed and fun class.




                 May


              Moped Safety
          Saturday, May 1, 2010
               8 am – 1 pm
        Sioux Center Middle School
                    $20
         Instructor: Ray Roseland
     Registration Deadline: April 26, 2010
Required instruction for a moped
license. When registering, please
include participant’s full name,
birthdate, social security number,
address, and phone number.
*Participants should bring a sack lunch.

				
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