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.