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									   From Canoeing to Computers                                     Since 1979, Houston’s Source for Lifelong Learning
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                 June 15-September 30, 2010
                    VOLUME 31, NUMBER 5                                   Register online at www.llu.com ● 713.529.4414


                                                                             I nside & Out
                                             We’re Cooking
Explosive Awareness...




Surfing Port Aransas
To surf like this, you’ll want to start in
waters that are a little less challenging.
That’s what you’ll find in Bill Minor’s
class on page 17. Like some other LLU
classes, this is a weekend experience.




                                              Pamela Kletke (above, right) teaches students who have a passion for cook-
                                              ing how they can turn their skill into a source of income in “How to Become
                                              a Personal Chef (page 21).” Nancy Hentschel (insert, left) is joined by two of
...That’s a Blast                             her students in “Hiking, Backpacking & Camping in a Texas State Park (page 7),”
Every 4th of July we see explosions in        where basic outdoor cooking is taught. This schedule includes over 60 different
the form of fireworks. In this class on       cooking classes. Cuisines from all over the world are included. There are wine and
page 18, Matt Barnett explains how ex-        beer tastings, and beer brewing too!
plosives work. This is an event designed
for the entire family.                       Cooking class photo by Ben DeSoto



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                             How to Use the Class Listings
Leisure Learning Unlimited is a program for busy people. Many of our classes Beginning Poetry Writing has two sections: T7531A meets five Thursdays
meet just once. Those meeting more often generally meet only once per week. This beginning July; T7531B meets five Thursdays beginning September. Select the
schedule features classes from June 15 through September 30. The example below: section most convenient for you. To ensure enrollment, please register as soon
                                                                                 as possible following the instructions on page 39.
                                                                                                                                   Course Number/Section Letter–
NEW       Some classes have the desig-          NEW Beginning Poetry Writing                                                       Please use this on your registration form and
nation NEW. It indicates: 1) classes            The essence of poetry is expressing your voice in a powerful way. Learn how        when calling for information.
that have never been in the schedule            to turn images and your voice into a powerful poem that will move and capture
before; 2) classes that did not appear in       your reader. Discover how to avoid sentimentality and melodrama by learning        Location–The general area where the class
the last issue; or, 3) classes with new         to focus on metaphor and imagery. Review and discuss poems by Jane Kenyon,         meets and nearest major cross-streets. The
teachers.                                       Sylvia Plath, Osip Mandelstam, and Stephen Dobyns and others. Students’ work       exact location and directions are mailed or
                                                will also be critiqued.                                                            emailed to you when you register. If you regis-
Instructor/qualifications                        Leslie Contreras Schwartz (BA, Rice, English, 2002) is completing an MFA in       ter by phone at the last minute, you’ll be given
                                                poetry from Warren Wilson College. She won the Academy of American Poets           this information at that time.
Class Fee–Some classes have an addi-            Award at Rice in 2001. She has been published in Adirondack Review, Glass and
tional materials fee. This fee, proceeded       Fertile Source, and is expecting publication soon in 13th Moon.                    WiFi–Classes meeting at this location now
by a + symbol, is paid either to the in-        $10 + $10 for handouts                                                            have access to WiFi.
structor or outside of class for materials.     Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                T7531A: 5 Thurs 7-9:30pm Jul 29, Aug 5, 19, 26, Sep 2                              The number of meetings, days, times, and
                                                T7531B: 5 Thurs 7-9:30pm Sep 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
                                                                                                                                   dates for each section.

            About the Cover
If you’re interested in the inner workings of Leisure Learn-       A PLUS FOR SENIORS & THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
ing Unlimited, read on. On April 24 at about 9pm, Ben            Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc. will register in many classes one to three students who are Senior Citizens
DeSoto arrived at the SSQQ Dance Studio for what was to          (65 or over) or Physically Challenged at a 50% discount, excluding material and room rental fees.
be the shoot for this cover. At 10:30 he was done. The theme     An individual may take up to three classes per session at this discounted rate. One qualified family member
was going to be “a changing of the guard.” SSQQ Director         may take advantage of the discount for a class; other family members must pay full price. To accommodate
and founder, Rick Archer was going to have his “last waltz”      the greatest number of students, LLU reserves the right to limit enrollments. Students may not take more
as turned over the leadership of this august school to Daryl     than one class per session with any instructor or in a topic area.
Armstrong and the school was going to move.
                                                                 To take advantage of this discount, come to the LLU office the first time with proper documentation. Subse-
The plan was for SSQQ to reopen in a new location near           quent registrations may be handled by phone, fax or mail. For registration information, see inside the back
the northwest corner of the 610 Loop in mid-June. But then,      cover.
as of this writing, May 16, no building permits had been
issued. So, that cover idea got scrapped.
                                                                           Leisure Learning                                        Want to Teach?
A week later, I received a phone call from a student who
needed directions to a class that was happening the next
                                                                            Unlimited, Inc.                                        LLU Wants You!
day. The LLU schedule said the class was on Saturday and I                                                              One of the ways Leisure Learning Unlimited has re-
informed the student that I was sorry but she had missed the Established in September 1979, Leisure Learning
                                                                                                                        mained current is by adding new teachers who teach
class. She informed me that I was wrong...that the class had Unlimited, Inc. is a Texas corporation designed to
                                                                                                                        exciting new subjects. If you have something new and
been rescheduled. About an hour before all this happened,    enhance Houstonians’ lifelong learning opportuni-
                                                                                                                        unique you’d like to offer, visit our web site: llu.com
I picked up a magazine I’d never seen before and in it dis-  ties. All of our instructors are self-employed. Some
covered the name and phone number of the teacher of this                                                                or call 713-529-4414 to obtain a teaching application.
                                                             are affiliated with the Downtown YMCA, the Jewish          To find out if we want to consider your application
class. When the student wanted directions, I said I couldn’t Community Center, SSQQ Dance Studio, and Xpres-
help her but a few minutes later, remembered the magazine.                                                              or for any questions, send an email indicating the
                                                             sit Language School. This schedule is published five       subject to ted@llu.com. Please include your phone
Then, the next morning, it dawned on me that a photo of
                                                             times a year, and distributed by mail and in the fol-
this class would be great for the cover. I called our esteemed                                                          number(s). Bring your completed application to one
photographer and he–as usual–obliged. That’s how Pamela      lowing public library systems: Houston, Pasadena,          of the meetings listed below. These meetings will
Kletke and her class, 4353/4354: How to Become a Profes-     Harris County, and Fort Bend County. LLU sched-            take place at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Rich-
sional Chef, became the featured picture this session.       ules are also available at the Bellaire City and Texas     mond, 6th floor, Houston, TX 77098. The building
                                                             Southern University libraries as well as at businesses     is located in the Greenway Plaza area between Kirby
The following weekend, Pamela’s friend, Nancy Hentschel throughout the area. We can also be found at www.               and Buffalo Speedway on the north side of the street.
was leading a camping trip (0362/0367). Before she left, I llu.com.                                                     At this meeting, you’ll receive valuable information
asked her to take pictures, especially of cooking. So what                                                              and begin the process of becoming a LLU teacher.
you see is part of the group cooking up s’mores.             FOUNDERS/DIRECTORS:
                                                             Ted Weisgal, Kathy Kamin                                                    Meeting Dates
Both Panela and Nancy teach again in this schedule.                                                                     The next LLU prospective teachers meetings will
They’re great people, loads of fun and knowledgable, too. STAFF: Kevin Klein, Steve Lierman, Roger Deeds,               take place on Thursday, September 9 from 6:15-
So, if cooking indoors or out is something you’d like to do, Sandy Leder, Northon Holliday, Gabriel Lopez, Jessica      9pm and Friday, September 10 from 1-3:45pm.
they are two instructors who can teach you. And, they can Apolinar.                                                     These meetings are for classes starting any time
also tell you about how covers come together...by planning                                                              from January 4 through March 31.
ahead...NOT!                                                 COMPUTER CONSULTANT: Bill Stewart

We hope you have fun with LLU. We certainly have fun
putting all this together...sometimes with chewing gum and
bailing wire, but usually with much more foresight than
                                                                          Leisure Learning Unlimited’s Non-Discrimination Policy
                                                                 Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc. admits everyone without regard to race, religion, sex or sexual orientation,
what’s described here.
                                                                 national or ethnic origin. There are no prior educational requirements. We are a program primarily designed
                                               –Ted Weisgal      for adults. Nevertheless, individuals 15 and younger may attend some classes if acompanied by an adult who is
                                   Co-Founder/Co-Director,       enrolled in the class. Permission of the instructor is required. Please call 713-529-4414. for details.
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Index by Subject & Page                                                                         LEISURE LEARNING UNLIMITED, INC.
ARTS & CRAFTS: Aromatherapy: 9; Basket Making:                                                   Founded in 1979/Vol. 31 No. 5/June-September 2010
9; Bath Products: 9; Beading: 10; Book Collage: 9; Calligra-
phy: 12; Candle Making: 9; Ceramics: 10, 11, 12; Crochet:                        This is the 166th schedule of classes for Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc. Our next schedule will include more classes
9; Drawing/Painting: 4, 11, 12; Faux Finishing: 13; Floral                       from mid August thru December. Our goal is to provide quality, low-cost, non-credit classes throughout Houston.
Design: 9, 10; Jewelry Making: 10; Knitting: 9; Sewing: 9;                       Our teachers include business people, artists, athletes and outdoors people—people who have the expertise necessary
Silk Screen Printing: 12; Soapmaking: 9; Stained Glass: 10;                      to share information. While their performances are continually reviewed to ensure you the best possible instruction,
                                                                                 the material they present may reflect their personal opinions. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of
Upholstering: 12; Welding: 12; Woodworking: 12                                   the directors, staff or other LLU teachers. We hope that through Leisure Learning Unlimited you will be able to de-
AUTOS, BICyCLES:                                                                 velop a skill, meet new people, learn more about yourself, grow, and maybe make the world a better place.
Auto Purchasing: 14; Auto Repair: 14; Bicycle Rides: 6; Elec-
tric Car Conversion: 14; Motorcycle Repair, Riding: 4, 14                        Table of Contents
BOATING:                                                                         Boating.........................................................5       Games/Card.Playing.................................30
Canoeing: 5; Kayaking: 6; Sailing: 5, 6; Windsurfing: 17                         Relationships,.Self-Esteem.......................25
                                                                                                                         .                               Dance........................................................14
BUSINESS BASICS & CAREERS:                                                       Travel.&.Trips. .............................................6
                                                                                                    .                                                    Business.Basics.&.Careers.......................32
Accounting: 36; Etiquette: 27; Grant Writing: 31; Im-                            Personal.Development..............................26                    Fitness/Movement/Exercise......................15
porting/Exporting: 31; Job Skills & Career Advance-                              Nature,.Animals/Wildlife. .............................6
                                                                                                                    .                                    Legal.Matters.............................................32
ment: 26, 27, 32; Marketing (Internet & Traditional):                                       .
                                                                                 Massage....................................................27           Sports,.Recreation.&.Horsemanship. .......16         .
31, 37; Mystery Shopping & eBay: 32, 36; Organiza-
tion: 22, 26; Self Employment: 21, 22, 32, 35, 37; Start-
                                                                                                  .
                                                                                 Photography. ...............................................8           Financial.Planning,.Investing,.Taxes. .......33      .
ing/Running A Business: 31, 32, 36, 37                                           Discussions................................................27           Gun.Safety/Explosives..............................17
                                                                                 Arts.&.Crafts.................................................9         Retirement/Health.Care. ...........................34
                                                                                                                                                                                          .
COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGy: Access:                                                    Education,.Writing,.Speaking....................27
                                                                                                                            .                            Cooking,.Wine.&.Beer...............................18
38; Illustrator: 37; Beginning Computer Classes: 37, 38;
Blogs: 37; Build Your Own Computer: 36; Computer                                 Home.Improvement./.Decorating..............12    .                      Real.Estate................................................35
Networks: 35; eBay: 36; Email Marketing: 37; Excel:                              Social.Scene,.Cinema.&.Acting.................29                        Languages.................................................22
38; Graphic Design: 36; Internet, Web Development:                                                                  .
                                                                                 Gardening/Landscaping............................13                     Computers.................................................35
36, 37, 40; iPhone: 4; YouTube: 37; Outlook: 38; Pho-                            Music..........................................................30       Health,.Body.&.Mind. ................................23
                                                                                                                                                                                     .
toshop: 8, 40; Power Point: 38; QuickBooks: 36; SAP:                             Cars/Motorcycles.......................................14                             .
                                                                                                                                                         Registration...............................................39
36; Search Engine Optimization: 36; Social Networking
Applications: 37; Typing: 32; Word: 38                                          EDUCATION, WRITING, PUBLISHING, 7; Horses: 17; Navigational Skills: 6; Travel: 6, 7, 17; First Aid: 7
COOkING, WINE TASTING:                                                          SPEAkING: Memory Skills: 29; Poetry: 28; Publish- PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Mind Work,
Appetizers: 19; Baking: 18, 19; Become A Personal Chef:                         ing/Graphic Design: 28, 36; Speaking: 4, 28, 29, 32; Speed Psychic Skills: 23, 24, 26, 29; NLP: 23; Clutter Control:
21; Beer Brewing & Tasting: 19; Cajun/Creole: 20; Cake                          Reading: 27; Test Preparation: 28; Writing: 27, 28, 31, 32 26; Parenting: 25, 32; Social Skills: 26, 27
Decorating: 18; Cheese: 18, 19; Chicken: 21; Chinatown                          FINANCIAL PLANNING, INVESTING, PHOTOGRAPHy: Photography: 4, 8
Walking Tour: 6; Chinese: 6, 18, 21; Chocolate: 18;
Cookies: 18; Cooking Basics: 21; Desserts: 18; Dining                           TAxES: Budgeting: 33; Debt/Bankruptcy: 33, 34; REAL ESTATE: Buying & Selling: 34, 35; Finance,
Etiquette: 27; Entertaining: 21, 27; Event Planning: 21,                        Insurance: 35; Money Management, Stocks & Bonds: Mortgage: 35; Foreclosure: 34; Investing: 35; Legal Mat-
                                                                                32-35; Taxes: 34, 35                                       ters: 35; Maintenance: 12, 13; Managing: 35; Taxes: 35
22; Fondue: 18; Grilling: 21; Healthy/Low Fat: 20; Hun-
garian: 19; Indian: 4, 20; Italian: 20; Julia Child’s Cook-                     FITNESS, MOVEMENT, ExERCISE: RELATIONSHIPS, SELF ESTEEM, COM-
ing: 20; Kids: 18, 21; Lamb: 18; Mexican: 20; Pakistani:                        Aerobic Dancing: 15; Aerobics: 16; Exercise: 16; Gymnas- MUNICATION: Communication: 23, 25, 26; Rela-
18; Pasta: 20; Seafood: 19, 20; Souffle: 18; Soups: 20;                         tics: 17; Hula Hooping: 4; NIA: 16; Pilates: 16; PIYOLET:               tionships: 25, 32; Self Esteem/Self Empowerment: 23, 26
Spanish: 19; Sushi: 20; Thai: 18, 21; Tofu: 20; Vegetar-                        16; Stripaerobics: 16; Tai Chi: 16; Yoga: 15, 16; Zumba: 15
ian: 20; Venezuelan: 20; Wine Tasting: 19, 21
                                                                                                                                                        REGISTRATION: www.llu.com or page 39
                                                                                GAMES, CARD PLAyING: Blackjack: 30; Board                               RETIREMENT, HEALTHCARE:
DANCE:                                                                          Games: 30; Bridge: 30; Craps: 30; Mah Jongg: 30; Poker: 31              Health Care, Social Security: 33, 34; Retirement: 34, 35
Ballet: 15, 16; Belly, Hula & Tahitian: 15; Bhangra ‘n Bol-                     GARDENING, LANDSCAPING: Beekeep-
lywood: 15; Contemporary: 15; ; Hip Hop: 15; Jazz: 15;                                                                                                  SOCIAL SCENE, CINEMA, ACTING:
                                                                                ing: 13; Container Gardening: 13; Flowers: 9; Herbs:                    Acting, Comedy: 29; Cinema: 29; Clubs & Activities:
Latin: 15; Social Dancing: 14, 15; Tap: 15; X-Dancing: 15                       13; Landscaping: 13, 14                                                 29; Filmmaking: 29; Voiceovers: 29
DISCUSSIONS, CURRENT EVENTS:                                                    GENEALOGy: Family History: 4
Book Discussions: 27; Film Discussions: 29; Retire-                                                                                                     SPORTS & RECREATION, HORSE-
ment: 34; Robert’s Rules of Order: 28                                           GUNS, ExPLOSIVES: Firearms, Explosives: 17, 18                          MANSHIP: Backpacking, Hiking, Walks: 6, 7;
                                                                                HEALTH, NUTRITION, STRESS RELIEF,                               Biking: 6; Exercise/Fitness: 16, 17; Fencing: 17; Golf:
                                                                                APPEARANCE: Appearance: 24, 25; Caregiving:                     16; Gymnastics: 17; Hang Gliding: 17; Horsemanship:
                  FREE CLASSES                                                  33, 34; Diabetes: 24; Health–Mental: 24; Health–Physi- 17; Paragliding: 17; Scuba Diving: 17; Surfing: 17;
                    FROM LLU                                                    cal: 24; Hearing Loss: 24; Osteoporosis: 24; Stress Re- Swiming: 17; Tennis: 16;
 Scuba Diving .............................................................17
                                                                                lief: 23, 24; Nutrition: 20, 24                                 TRAVEL, TRIPS: Armchair Adventures: 4; Bike
 Accelerated Spanish ..................................................22       HOME IMPROVEMENT, ENERGy, Rides: 6; Destinations–Abroad: 4, 6, 34; Destinations–Hous-
                                                                                                                                                ton/Galveston/Texas: 5-7, 17, 18; Destinations–U.S.: 6; Na-
 Overcoming Osteoporosis .........................................24            DECORATING: Decks, Gazebos: 12; Energy ture: 5-7, 17; Retire in Mexico: 34
 Diabetes Education ....................................................24      Conservation: 13; Faux Finishing: 13; Housecleaning: 4, 13;
 Robert’s Rules of Order ............................................28         Interior Design: 13; Maintenance: 12, 13
 Test Prep Intros: SAT, PSAT, GMAT, GRE & LSAT....... 28                        LANGUAGES: Arabic: 23; French: 22; German: 22; Ital-                               PLEASE PATRONIZE
 Piano: An Overview ..................................................30
 Foster Care & Adoption ............................................32
                                                                                ian: 22; Japanese: 23; Portuguese: 22; Pronunciation, Accent
                                                                                Reduction: 4; Russian: 23; Sign Language: 23; Spanish: 22
                                                                                                                                                                   LLU’s ADVERTISERS
 Social Security Disability ..........................................33                                                                          Divorce Without Dispute ..........................................18
 Financial Education ...................................................33      LEGAL MATTERS: Bankruptcy: 33; Divorce: Don Kozielski, CPA ..................................................34
 A Woman’s Guide to Money Matters.......................33                      32; Foster Care & Adoption: 32; Private Investigation: Harmony Stained Glass .............................................10
 The Retirement Circle ...............................................34        32; Social Security: 33; Wills: 33                                Hope Nordmeyer Coaching ......................................17
 Annuities 101.............................................................34   MASSAGE: Massage for Couples: 27                                  Public Radio ..............................................................13
 Retirement Plan Options ...........................................35          MUSIC: Guitar: 30; Harmonica: 30; Piano: 30; Real Estate Investment Club of Houston ..................31
 Insurance Basics ........................................................35    Singing: 29, 30                                                   Raising The Bar ...........................................................4
 Real Estate: Down Payment Assistance Programs...35                                                                                               River Oaks Theatre....................................................11
 Home Buying 101 .....................................................35        NATURE, ANIMALS: Batwatching: 7; Become A Sam Houston Equestrian Center .................................6
 Email Marketing ........................................................37     Naturalist: 7; Beekeeping: 13; Birdwatching: 7; Camping: 7; Self-Expression Center................................................7
                                                                                Chickens: 32; Fishing: 7; Goats: 32; Guns: 17; Hikes, Walks: 6,
       Register         online       at     www.llu.com             or     by     phone         at    713-529-4414             Leisure        Learning         Unlimited,          Inc.
                                                                                                                             NEW Mahal Delights–
                   A Little Bit of This . . .                                                                                Beg. Northern Indian Cooking
                                                                                                                             Not too spicy, not too mild, this hands-on class is de-

                  . . . A Little Bit of That                                                                                 signed to fulfill your desire to make such classic Indian
                                                                                                                             recipes as chai (tea), mango lassi (yogurt drink), raita
                                                                                                                             (yogurt salad), pakoras (fritters), chutneys, vegetable
The classes on this page represent a cross-section of what LLU has to offer. Throughout the schedule, there are              curries, lentil soup, saag paneer (creamed spinach with
a variety of unique experiences. We invite you to start here, but please dig in.                                             cheese), meat, and some breads. A key is to balance aro-
                                                                                                                             matic spices that produce the great flavors.
Buongiorno Roma!                                               Throw Paint!                                                   Loveena Kapur was taught Indian cooking by her
An In-Depth Look                                               Have you been looking for that splash of color for your       grandmother in India. Also see 4301.
Intrigued by the 3000 + year history of this rich city? This   home? Maybe you’d like to be the Jackson Pollack of           $60 ($10 food fee included)
class offers a broad appreciation of “the Eternal City.”       the new millennia. Each student in this class, limited to     SW Houston: 59/Fondren
Explore its unique geological setting, history, art, archi-    six, will create a big, new painting by dripping, drop-       T305A: 1 Sat 9am-noon Aug 21
tecture, culture, food and wine. Replace uncertainty with      ping, spraying, and throwing.                                  Pronunciation for
knowledge and excitement. Even if you aren’t planning           Jeanne Brown is a product of the U of California at           Foreign-Born Professionals
a trip, after this class, you’ll be prepared to go! NOTE:      Davis art program. Also see 1231.
There will be an optional class outing to an Italian res-                                                                    The way that we talk reflects our individuality and cul-
                                                               $7 + approximately $15 for paints & supplies
                                                                                                                             tural heritage. However, an accent can become a prob-
taurant one week after the last class.                         Oak Forest: 290/Antoine                                       lem if it interferes with communication or with the im-
 Denise M. Stone is a Rome-enthusiast and an interna-          T139A: 1 Sat 2-6pm Jul 17                                    age that we wish to project in our business or personal
tionally traveled geologist. She has lived in Rome, speaks
Italian and enjoys talking about the city. She is an active
                                                               NEW Home Chemistry 101–Twenty                                 relationships. This workshop helps you sound more like
                                                                                                                             a native North American speaker of English by using a
member of Italy in America’s Houston organization.             Simple Ways to Green your Home                                slower rate of speech, making the voice go up and down
$75 + $5 class fee + approximately $15 for optional            In this hands-on class, learn how to make three key           during speech, and putting the endings on words.
dinner                                                         healthy, effective and inexpensive cleaning products (an       Margo Toombs, MS, is a certified/licensed speech-lan-
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            all-purpose spray, an all-purpose powder, and an air-         guage pathologist who has been helping people improve
T0308B: 3 Tues 7-9pm Aug 10, 17, 24 with an optional           freshener) that will address almost every cleaning chal-      their voices and diction since 1979.
dinner Aug 31                                                  lenge in your home. Find out what toxins (everything          $36 + $30 for optional practice tapes
                                                               from dust to hazardous chemicals) are in your home and        Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
NEW Hiking in the Himalayas                                    how to get rid of them. Transform your home by learn-         T59C: 1 Sat 10am-12:30pm Jul 24
Enjoy scenes from Nepal and India with firsthand stories,      ing the benefits of composting, recycling, herb garden-       T59D: 1 Sat 9:30am-noon Sep 25
photos, and a video from your instructor who has hiked         ing and clutter removal.
multiple times to the base camp of Mount Everest. Learn         Mona Metzger is the owner of Urban Green Clean.               Roots of Genealogy–
about hiking in high altitude environments and the impact      $5 + approximately $7 for materials                           How to Research your Family Tree
the international climbing community has had in the Nep-       Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           The Clayton Library is one of the foremost genealogi-
alese and Indian Himalayas. Hear about the local culture       T19A: 1 Sat 9am-noon Aug 14                                 cal research facilities in the country. Learn to use it to
of the Sherpa community. If the class excites the nature       NEW Motorcycle Riding–                                        trace your genealogy. Get a brief history of genealogical
loving, cultural curiosity and adventurous spirited part of                                                                  research and the fundamentals–how and where to begin
you then join the next Himalayan expedition scheduled
                                                                What Everyone Should know
                                                                                                                             research. At an optional trip to the library (a week later)
for the spring of 2011.                                        The greatest risk of riding a motorcycle comes from a
                                                                                                                             learn where to find information.
  Sabrina Singh Gilmore (MS, Bio Medical Engi-                 lack of information. This class is full of the things riders
                                                                                                                               Debbie McCabe (BA, Speech Pathology; certified
neering, Georgia Tech) lived in India for four years.          must know to survive on the street. If you are new to rid-
                                                                                                                             paralegal) has a love of family history and research. She
Her work in the Himalayas started in 1995 when she             ing, a returning rider, or even if you have years of expe-
                                                                                                                             is a member of the Houston Genealogical Forum and
                                                               rience, there is always more to know. Can you name 12
interfaced with the local government and hospitals to                                                                        Association of Professional Genealogists.
                                                               things that affect tire traction, 10 ways to be more vis-
develop campsites for medical volunteers from Flying                                                                         $5
                                                               ible to traffic, or five different uses for the clutch lever?
Doctors of America. She has organized medical camps                                                                          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                               You’ll learn them in this class. This class is also great
combined with hiking adventures including a base camp                                                                        T708A: 1 Sat 9am-noon Aug 7 & 1 Sat 10:30am-
                                                               prep for the mandatory riding course for those who wish
beneath Mount Everest.                                                                                                       12:30pm Aug 14
                                                               to get their motorcycle license.
$15                                                                                                                          T708B: 1 Sat 9am-noon Sep 18 & 1 Sat 10:30am-
                                                                Anthony Addison has been a professional riding in-
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                                                                          12:30pm Sep 25
                                                               structor since 1996. Riding since 1985, he owns six
T037A: 1 Fri 7:30-9pm Jul 23                                  motorcycles and rides everyday, rain or shine. He has NEW iPhone for Beginners
Photography at Night–                                          ridden from Houston to New York City and Alaska.              Get more out of your iPhone. Whether for business or
                                                               $59                                                           personal use, this class takes a patient step-by-step ap-
Downtown, Montrose or kemah                                    Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           proach to iPhones...everything it takes to set up the phone
You’ve seen it, now do it. The fireworks and the lights        T1809A: 1 Mon 6:30-10pm Jul 19                                to highly advanced uses...with lots of participation, rep-
of the city will never look the same again. Use the build-     T1809B: 1 Thurs 6:30-10pm Sep 23                              etition and fun. While an excellent cell phone, the iPhone
ings and streets near class to learn how to capture dif-
ferent indoor and outdoor lighting situations, how to get      NEW Get in Shape with Hula Hooping can share photos with friends and family, send your par-
                                                                                                                             ents your child’s first steps...as they happen, transmit live
a correct exposure, and how your camera works under            Hula Hooping is great for the core due to abdominal pictures from anywhere in the world, keep your address
low light situations. Musts for this class are a tripod,       and low back involvement. Among its benefits is the book in the palm of your hand, allow you to receive
camera with wide-angle lens, extra battery, flash, cam-        shaping of your hips and “muffin top.” The coordina- emails, watch TV, read a book, learn more about a medi-
era manual, small flashlight, film/memory card, small          tion of the body’s movement and breathing strengthens cal condition, get real time traffic updates, turn-by-turn
camera bag and comfortable walking shoes. NOTE:                the torso muscles and enhances the flexibility of the directions...it’s all easily done with your iPhone. NOTE:
This course is designed for students with film or digital      spine. Rolling the hula hoop around the arms is good This class will also cover the new iPhone and operat-
SLR cameras. Prior enrollment in 0912 or 0920 Basic            for arm toning. This fun activity can be enjoyed by both ing system scheduled to be released by Apple in late
Photography is highly recommended.                             children and adults. It includes a special weighted hula June.
 Kathy Adams Clark has been a profesionnal nature              hoop. NOTE: Children of all ages are welcome if ac- Shane Kidwell became an iPhone convert after using
photographer since 1995. Also see 0918.                        companied by someone 16 yrs. or older.                        other popular smartphones. He understands the excite-
$5                                                              Trina Mosley has been a group exercise instructor ment and anxiety that can accompany the use of technol-
Downtown: Polk/La Branch                                       since 2000. She is a Hoopinotica, aerobics, Zumba and ogy that goes far beyond simply making and receiving
T0930B: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Sep 2                              Pilates certified instructor.                                 phone calls.
Montrose: Allen Pkwy/Waugh                                     $66                                                           $5
T0931B: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Aug 23                               Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Kemah/Portofino Marina: FM 2094/FM 146                         T90-61A: 6 Sun 10-10:45am Jul 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, T9817A: 2 Sat 10am-noon Jul 31, Aug 7
T093B: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Sep 9                              15, 22                                                        T9817B: 2 Sat 10am-noon Sep 25, Oct 2
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                              Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                        5
                                                                                                               Leisure Weekend Sailing
           Have Classes                                               BOATING                                  Experience the “hydro-therapy” of rest and relaxation
                                                                                                               aboard a 38’ sailboat on Galveston Bay. Everyone will
                                                                 Canoeing, Sailing                             get an opportunity to get behind the wheel; for those

            Will Travel!                                           & Kayaking                                  not so inclined, relax and savor the journey. This also
                                                                                                               provides an excellent opportunity for people who have
                                                                                                               sailed before to refine their “hands-on” sailing skills.
                                                   See Canoeing–
                                                   City the Sports & Recreation section, page
                                                                                                               Bring your camera and refreshments. NOTE: There are
                                                   17-19, for Down Buffalo Bayou
                                                   FloatingSwimming, Sculling and Scuba                        no refunds, credits or transfers after 5pm on the Thurs-
  Make Your Next Event                             Do you know how many easy canoe escapes there are in
                                                   the greater Houston area? In this class, see videos that
                                                                                                               day prior to class. Captain Dave McCabe...see 0015.
                                                                                                               $0
                                                   discuss safety considerations, put-in and take out points,
  A Learning Experience                            and what habitat to expect. On the weekend, experience
                                                   Houston’s connection to the sea, Buffalo Bayou. Hear
                                                                                                               Kemah/Portofino Marina: FM 2094/FM 146
                                                                                                               T007H: 1 Sat 2-5pm Jun 19
                                                   about its history, ecology and future. Float at your own    T007I: 1 Sat 2-5pm Jun 26
                                                   pace and learn about Houston’s natural asset. NOTE:         T007J: 1 Sun 2-5pm Jul 11
    Contact Leisure Learning Unlimited             Also see 0389.                                              T007K: 1 Sat 2-5pm Jul 24
                                                     Don Greene founded the Whitewater Experience in           T007L: 1 Sat 2-5pm Aug 7
         for Details 713-529-4414                  1975. He is the area’s foremost expert on canoeing and      T007M: 1 Sat 2-5pm Aug 21
                                                   former president of the Bayou Preservation Association.     T007N: 1 Sat 2-5pm Sep 4
                                                   $65 (canoe rental & refreshments included)                  T007O: 1 Sat 2-5pm Sep 18
                                                   Bellaire: Hillcroft/Beechnut
         Ahh... remember                           T0001E: 1 Thurs 6-8pm Jul 29 & 1 Sat 1-6pm Jul 31              Sail Under the Stars
                                                   T0001F: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 26 & 1 Sat 2-6:30pm Aug 28 Similar to 0027, Leisure Weekend Sailing, but also en-
       middle school?                              T0001G: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Sep 15 & 1 Sat 2-6:30pm Sep 18 joy the beauty of a Texas sunset plus the tranquility and
                                                                                                                  romance of sailing under the stars. Bring your camera
                                                   Beginning Sailing                                              and refreshments. NOTE: There are no refunds, credits
                                                   Receive five hours of “hands-on” on the water instruction or transfers after 5pm on the Thursday prior to class.
                                                   on a 38’ sloop rigged keelboat. Handle lines and sails, Captain Dave McCabe...see 0015.
                                                   points of sail, tacking, jibing, rules of the road and safety. $0
                                                   Your experience on the water is maximized; there is no Kemah/Portofino Marina: FM 2094/FM 146
                                                   classroom or bookwork. Suggested readings are provided T0030E: 1 Fri 6:30-9:30pm Jul 9
                                                   upon request. NOTE: There are no refunds, credits or T0030F: 1 Fri 6:30-9:30pm Jul 23
                                                   transfers after 5pm on the Thursday prior to class.
                                                                                                                  T0030G: 1 Fri 6:30-9:30pm Aug 6
                                                    Captain Dave McCabe, USCG licensed Master, has
                                                   taught and chartered with Blue Marlin Sailing School T0030H: 1 Fri 6:30-9:30pm Aug 20
                                                   since 1987. His range of experience, beginning in 1956, T0030I: 1 Fri 6:30-9:30pm Sep 3
                                                   encompasses sailing in Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf T0030J: 1 Fri 6:30-9:30pm Sep 17
                                                   waters. In 2006, he sailed 4,000 miles over five weeks, Sailing & Fireworks on Galveston Bay
  Things have changed!                             from the Caribbean to England.
                                                   $67
                                                                                                                  Similar to T0030, Sail Under the Stars, plus a fantastic
                                                                                                                  Kemah Boardwalk fireworks display. Bring a camera
       Is your child ready?                        Kemah/Portofino Marina: FM 2094/FM 146                         and refreshments. Captain Dave McCabe...see 0015.
                                                   T0015H: 1 Sat 9am-2pm Jun 19
                                                                                                                  $50
  Raising the Bar’s programs are created           T0015I: 1 Sat 9am-2pm Jul 17
                                                   T0015J: 1 Sat 9am-2pm Jul 31                                   Kemah/Portofino Marina: FM 2094/FM 146
  and taught by veteran middle school
                                                   T0015K: 1 Sat 9am-2pm Aug 28                                   T0031B: 1 Fri 6:30-10:30pm Jun 18
  teachers who know not only the facts and
                                                   T0015L: 1 Sat 9am-2pm Sep 11                                   T0031C: 1 Fri 6:30-10:30pm Jun 25
  skills critical for middle school success,
  but also how to engage and entertain             T0015M: 1 Sat 9am-2pm Sep 25                                American Sailing Assn. (ASA)
  the teen to ‘tween demographic. Kids are
                                                   Three-Day Sailing                                           Basic keelboat Certification
  actively involved in the educational                                                                         Upon completing this class, sail a 25’-30’ boat in light
                                                   This class is “100% hands-on” aboard a 38’ keelboat
  experience - every program offered is                                                                        to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar wa-
                                                   on Galveston Bay. The first day is described above (see
  learner-centered and hands-on, and is            0015). The second day (five hours) includes instruc-        ters without supervision. Classroom training includes
  facilitated by their team of certified middle    tion in man-overboard and heavy weather sailing and         boating terminology, sailing theory, rules of the road,
  school educators who embrace the unique          anchoring. The third class, another five hours, includes    safety, aids to navigation, knots and more. The on-the-
  (and often misunderstood!) qualities of          night navigation and use of one’s senses in minimum         water portion of training (12 hours) includes all basic
  the adolescent child.                            visibility conditions. Upon completion, you’ll earn a       sailing maneuvers (tacking, jibbing, heaving to, and
                    – Computer Tech, 5th-9th       certificate and be ready to rent a boat. This curriculum    person overboard recovery). NOTE: Upon completion
                      – Math, 6th-7th              maximizes your experience on the water; there is no         of the class receive one 3 1/2 hour mentor session on
                       – Science, 6th-7th          classroom or bookwork. Suggested readings are provid-       the water with an instructor and up to four students.
                     - Writing, 6th-8th            ed upon request. NOTE: There are no refunds, credits        Also receive one free 5-hour rental of a 27’ sailboat for
                                                   or transfers after 5pm on the Thursday prior to class.
            – History Adventure, 6th-8th                                                                       use on Galveston Bay. There are no refunds, credits or
                                                    Captain Dave McCabe...see 0015.
             – Spanish Review, 6th-8th             $190                                                        transfers after 5pm on the Thursday prior to class.
                        – Study Skills, 6th-8th    Kemah/Portofino Marina: FM 2094/FM 146                       Glen Gordy, owner of Bay Area Sailing School, is
                      – Algebra, 8th-10th          T0019I: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 9am-2pm Jun 26, 27 & 1 Tue            an ASA certified sailing instructor with over 40 years
                        – Physics/Chem, 8th-10th   6:30-10:30pm Jun 29                                         experience sailing and teaching. ASA has awarded Bay
                                                   T0019J: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 9am-2pm Jul 10, 11 & 1 Mon            Area Sailing School the School of the Year for the Cen-
                 – Forensics, 7th-9th
                                                   6:30-10:30pm Jul 12                                         tral Region of the USA.
                                                   T0019K: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 9am-2pm Jul 24, 25 & 1 Fri            $15 + $0 for training materials + $35 for optional
                                                   6:30-10:30pm Jul 26                                         ASA certification materials
   Specifically for kids ages 10-14 years old      T0019L: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 9am-2pm Aug 7, 8 & 1 Mon              Kemah: FM 2094/Admiralty Way
                                                   6:30-10:30pm Aug 9                                          T0050L: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 8:30am-5pm Jun 19, 20
                                                   T0019M: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 9am-2pm Aug 21, 22 & 1 Mon            T0050M: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 8:30am-5pm Jul 10, 11
                                                   6:30-10:30pm Aug 23                                         T0050N: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 8:30am-5pm Jul 24, 25
                                                   T0019N: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 9am-2pm Sep 4, 5 & 1 Fri 6:30-        T0050O: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 8:30am-5pm Aug 7, 8
  Online Registration and info:                    10:30pm Sep 10                                              T0050P: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 8:30am-5pm Aug 28, 29
                                                   T0019O: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 9am-2pm Sep 18, 19 & 1 Fri            T0050Q: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 8:30am-5pm Sep 11, 12
                                                   6:30-10:30pm Sep 24                                         T0050R: 1 Sat & 1 Sun 8:30am-5pm Sep 25, 26
6       Register        online       at    www.llu.com             or      by     phone         at     713-529-4414           Leisure          Learning            Unlimited,            Inc.
For the Novice–Sunfish Sailing                                                                                              Farmer’s Market Tour–On Bikes!
The Sunfish, a 13’ 10” boat that accommodates up to                       TRAVEL / TRIPS                                    There are several farmers’ markets in the middle of
three people, is perhaps the most popular boat ever                                                                         Houston selling local organic produce. Bring your back-
produced. Become one of the many people who have             Tips for Hassle-Free International                             pack to carry what you purchase, and shop the markets
learned to enjoy the water on the Sunfish. This boat is      Travel–In Flight & On the Ground                               on a bike! Take an easy tour of 3-5 markets using side
perfect for exploring quiet coves or cross-lake excur-       For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.        streets, trails and residential roads for this 5-8 mile ride.
sions. For over 40 years, there has been no more popular                                                                    Learn the markets and get some exercise. See beauti-
                                                             T09B: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 20                              ful areas and take home a bounty of beautiful produce,
way to race or relax on the water. NOTE: The minimum
age for participation without a parent is 14. All stu-       Buongiorno Roma!                                               breads, sauces and jams! NOTE: If you don’t own a
                                                             An In-Depth Look                                               bike, contact West End Bikes at 713-861-2271. Bikes
dents under the age of 18 must contact the instructor                                                                       must be picked up before 5pm on Friday.
before class. There are no refunds, credits or transfers     For details about this class, please see page 4.
                                                                                                                             Kelly Howard has been helping people connect, to
after 5pm on the Thursday prior to class.                    Fall in Japan...A Sushi Club Trip                              events and each other, since 1990. As the owner of
 John Coggin, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain, has       That dream trip of a lifetime is here. In conjunction with     HoustonSingleSource.com, BayouCityOutdoors.com,
over 40 years of experience in water sports. He’s a member   the Sushi Club of Houston, experience Japan. Travel with       and EightFriendsOut.com, there is always something
of the U.S. Rowing Association, the American Sailing As-     the club and walk the street and villages of areas that most   going on!
sociation, the National Association of Safe Boating Laws     tourists never see–including Narita, Tokyo, Kyoto and          $1 + money for purchases
Administrations and other professional organizations.                                                                       Rice Village: University/Kirby
                                                             Osaka. Most of the details about this trip are available at
$95                                                                                                                         T037D: 1 Sat 8-11:30am Jul 10
                                                             http://www.houstonsushi.com/triptojapan.htm
Clear Lake: Nasa Rd. 1/FM 146                                                                                               T037E: 1 Sat 8-11:30am Sep 11
                                                              Carl Rosa is the founder and president of the 400+
T0063E: 1 Sat 2-7pm Jul 10                                   member Sushi Club of Houston.                                  Hiking Buffalo Bayou
T0063F: 1 Sat 2-7pm Jul 24                                   $10 for pre-trip meeting (dinner optional) + ap-               Hiking is great exercise and you don’t have to drive out-
T0063G: 1 Sat 2-7pm Aug 14                                   proximately $1800 for the eight day trip (all essential        side of the city to find great trails. There are flat trails, hills,
T0063H: 1 Sat 2-7pm Aug 28                                   expenses included–hotel, airfare, 7-day bullet train           woods and water on this hike along a 6-mile section of
Intro to kayaking (Clear Lake)                               ticket and breakfasts). You will be responsible for            Buffalo Bayou. The pace will be easy to moderate with
Discover the pleasure of paddling a sleek kayak while        your lunches, dinners, subway tickets and personal             snack stops, plus bat, art, and sculpture viewing. At the
learning about seamanship, safety, navigation, equipment     souvenirs.                                                     end of the hike enjoy lunch with your hiking companions.
                                                             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                             Kelly Howard...see 0347.
and areas to paddle around Houston. The indoor session
                                                                                                                            $1 + optional lunch
features intriguing videos and a discussion of all aspects   T036B: Pre-trip meeting Mon 6:45-8:15pm Aug 16.               Heights: Memorial/Shepherd
of kayaking. The outdoor session includes a brief review     Trip Dates: Depart Houston Thur Nov 18th at 10:45am,
and at least two hours on the water, learning proper pad-                                                                   T0350D: 1 Sun 8-11:30am Jul 11
                                                             return Fri Nov 26th at 5pm
dling techniques using several different designs of solo
kayaks. NOTE: Classroom instruction is in Seabrook;          NEW Hiking in the Himalayas                                    Mexico–Living, Retiring or Vacationing
paddling is on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay.                 For details about this class, please see page 4.               South of the Border...see page 34
 John Coggin...see 0063.                                     Chinatown Walking Tour &
$93 sea kayak, paddle & life jacket included
Clear Lake: Nasa Rd. 1/FM 146                                Dim Sum Lunch                                                            NATURE, ANIMALS
T0089E: 1 Sat 8am-2pm Jun 19                                 Discover the delights of Dim Sum (dumplings and buns
T0089F: 1 Sun 8am-2pm Jul 18                                 stuffed with meat, vegetables, seafood, or sweet paste) at     Ultralite Hiking
T0089G: 1 Sat 8am-1pm Aug 14                                 a grand Chinese restaurant with Dorothy Huang to guide         Hike in the woods in comfort and safety without a back-
T0089H: 1 Sat 8am-1pm Aug 28                                 your selections. Following lunch, tour a Chinese shop-         pack, tent, sleeping bag, foam pad, canteen, and all the
                                                             ping mall with stops at a variety of shops and a Chinese       rest of the heavy stuff associated with modern day hik-
Intro to kayaking (Bellaire)                                 supermarket where Dorothy takes the mystery out of the         ing and camping! Carrying little more than what’s in
Description...see 0089. NOTE: Classroom instruction          market’s products. Discover basic Chinese condiments           your pockets, you can stay out indefinitely using wild
is in Bellaire; paddling is on Independence Lake in                                                                         food sources, natural medicines and primitive bushcraft
                                                             and learn which staples to add to your pantry. Bring an
Missouri City.                                                                                                              techniques. Perfect for all ages and professions. Con-
                                                             appetite, a cooler for perishable market purchases, and a
 ACK Houston is the most complete source for kayak-                                                                         servation and outdoor safety is stressed. NOTE: A hike
                                                             healthy dose of curiosity.                                     on Saturday will follow the classroom session. Mini-
ing equipment and instruction on the Gulf Coast. Their
instructors are active paddlers and have extensive expe-      Dorothy Huang’s classes have been featured in nation-         mum age is 17.
rience and know-how to help beginning paddlers.              al publications. Her cookbook, Chinese Cuisine Made             T.R. Zimmermann is an ethnobotanist and an outdoor
$93 sea kayak, paddle & life jacket included                 Simple ($27.95) is available in class.                         science educator. He is a writer, contributing regularly
Bellaire: Bissonnet/Renwick                                  $5 ($10 food fee & tour included)                             to Wilderness Way and Primitive Archer.
T009E: 1 Wed 6:45-9:45pm & 1 Sun 9am-1pm Jun 16,            Alief: Bellaire/Boone                                          $7 + $15 book + handout
20                                                           T0337F: 1 Sat 11:30am-2:30pm Jul 17                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T009F: 1 Wed 6:45-9:45pm & 1 Sun 9am-1pm Jul 21, 25         T0337G: 1 Sat 11:30am-2:30pm Sep 11                            T0360B: 1 Thurs 7-8pm Jun 17 & 1 Sat 9am-2pm Jun 19
                                                                                                                            T0360C: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Sep 16 & 1 Sat 9am-2pm Sep 18
                                                                                                                            Hiking the Appalachian Trail
                                                                                                                            In 2008, Trisha Bicknell hiked all 2175 miles of this
                                                                                                                            incredible trail. She started in Georgia and finished
                                                                                                                            in Maine. Except for one week hiking with her sister,
                                                                                                                            she did this five-months-and-a-day journey alone. Do
                                                                                                                            you aspire to hike long distances, including, perhaps,
                                                                                                                            the Appalachian Trail? Find out how to do it. Discuss
                                                                                                                            equipment, food, water, clothing, health, mental chal-
                                                                                                                            lenges, training, and what to expect along the way.
                                                                                                                            Topics include such essentials as showering, coping
                                                                                                                            with extremes in weather, dealing with wildlife, and
                                                                                                                            overcoming emergency situations. See a 41-minute
                                                                                                                            video highlighting her trip. Ask questions. Learn how
                                                                                                                            people from age 13 to 72 did this entire trip in 2008.
                                                                                                                             Trisha Bicknell (BA, Environmental Resource Man-
                                                                                                                            agement, UT) is a certified master Texas Naturalist.
                                                                                                                            She is a personal trainer and is a Resource Specialist
                                                                                                                            for the Texas Forest Service.
                                                                                                                            $31
                                                                                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                  See T3730: Beginning Horsemanship, page 17                                                T0369C: 1 Mon 6-10pm Jul 26
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                             Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                         7
Hiking, Backpacking & Camping
Discover how to be comfortable outdoors. This class
                                                                      World Renowned…Texas Birdwatching
has two independent parts. The classroom session            Basic Birdwatching                                                and the Armand Bayou Nature Center. He has been
(036) covers the essentials: food, clothing, equip-        Identifying birds can be a challenge. Is that a titmouse          leading birding tours for LLU since 1985.
ment, shelter, how to choose what to carry and how          or a chickadee at your feeder? What kind of hawk is               $80 (transportation included) + bring money for
to pack it. The second part (0367) is a trip to a Texas     that overhead? In one class, learn                                lunch
State Park within a 100-mile radius of Houston.             how to identify the most common                                   Memorial: I-10/Gessner
 Nancy Hentschel (BA, Anthropology, Brown U;                birds in the Houston area. Learn                                  T068A: 1 Sat 7am-3pm Sep 11
MA Education & Counseling, UH) has hiked over               how habitat, body structure, field                                NEW Birdwatching–
100 miles on the Appalachian Trail and done exten-          marks, and calls can be combined
                                                            to give you an accurate identifica-                               Evening Birding on the Coast
sive camping with her children in Alaska, Canada,                                                                        This is an excellent trip for late rising birdwatchers.
                                                            tion. Also learn about binoculars,
and New England.                                            field guides, and other tools that                           Starting at Christmas Bay near Surfside, travel east
$5 (Enroll in 0367 as well and you will automati-          make watching birds fun.                                     across the San Luis Pass into Galveston, as the sun sets.
cally be registered in this class for free).                 Gary Clark writes a weekly nature column that ap-           The cool evening breezes off the Gulf will make for
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         pears every Saturday in the Houston Chronicle.               a pleasant trip to a truly unique area. Look for piping
T036C: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 29                               $60 + $5 fee for materials                                   plovers, least terns, black skimmers, magnificent frig-
                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          atebirds, and more. Birdwatch until the sun sets; then
NEW Hiking, Backpacking &                                   T0655C: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 6                             enjoy a seafood dinner before heading home.
Camping in a Texas State Park                                                                                             Bill Goloby...see 0684.
Enjoy moderate hiking, backpacking and camping, in-         Shorebird Identification                                     $80 (transportation included) Bring money for sup-
cluding outdoor cooking, in this trip to one of at least    Early spring is the best time of the year to see Shorebirds. per
five state parks within a 100-mile radius of Houston.       The shorelines along the Texas Gulf Coast are filled with Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                            little brown birds collectively called shorebirds. People T0687A: 1 Sat 3-11pm Aug 14
Discuss these parks in class and then advise the in-
                                                            get tangled up trying to figure out what the little spar-
structor of your preference. NOTE: The course fee           row-sized birds running up and down the beach and the NEW Birdwatching–Hawk Migration
includes food for three meals on Saturday and one           long-legged birds wading in the water. In one class your Imagine the thrill of seeing swirling kettles of broad-
on Sunday. It does not cover shared carpooling ex-          instructor will help you demystify shorebirds. Learn the winged hawks as they migrate southward along the Gulf
penses, meals on the highway or personal gear.              families of shorebirds, where they live, what field marks Coast towards their winter home in
Nancy Hentschel...see 0362.                                 are important, and how calls can help with identifica- Central America. Travel to the Candy
$119 (class 036 included)                                  tion. Also discuss places to see shorebirds, books that Abshier Wildlife Management Area at
                                                            are useful in identification, and spotting scopes.           Smith Point, a well-known hotspot for
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                             Gary Clark...see 0655.                                      studying hawks as they skirt around
T0367A: 1 pre-trip meeting (see 036) Wed 7-9:30pm                                                                       Galveston Bay during their annual fall
Sep 29 with trip leaving 6pm Fri Oct 15, returning by       $60 + $5 fee for materials
                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          migration. Learn about the dynamics
5pm Sun Oct 17                                                                                                           of hawk flight and why they won’t fly
                                                            T0657B: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jun 16
NEW Group Leadership–                                       T0657C: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 7                             over open water. Enjoy lunch at an area restaurant.
                                                                                                                          Bill Goloby...see 0684.
Doing it Right Outdoors                                     Birdwatching–For Beginners Only                              $80 (transportation included) + bring money for
Whether it’s on the water or on land, the outdoor ex-       For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.      lunch
perience can be glorious or dangerous. Make it the          T0678A: 1 Sat 7am-2pm Jun 26                                 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
former. Learn, from a national award-winning outfit-                                                                     T0690A: 1 Sat 7am-2pm Sep 18
ter (Freedom’s Foundation of Valley Forge), such es-        NEW Birdwatching–
sentials as being better prepared for the normal and        Matagorda County Birding Center                                   Birdwatching–Swallow-tailed kite
                                                            This sanctuary southwest of Houston is a real birder’s            The main quest on this trip will the bold and beautiful
unexpected while outdoors. Such topics as resource
                                                            paradise. Located along the Colorado River, it includes           Swallow-tailed Kite. This rare species nest in the trees
protection (minimal impact camping), current river                                                                            along the Trinity River. The young of the year will be
knowledge, packing, transportation, and wilderness          34 acres of nature trails, bridges, wetlands, woods,
                                                            prairies, hummingbird gardens, and much, much more.               flying with their parents at this time as they prepare
medical protocols will be covered. Group dynamics                                                                             for the migration in August. This increases chances of
                                                            Scheduled during the early fall migration, there should
will also be covered.                                       be lots of hummingbirds, hawks and other migrants.                seeing them. On this special trip, see these spectacular
 Don Greene...see 0001.                                     Celebrate a successful morning of birding with lunch              birds and much, much more.
$31                                                         at an area restaurant.                                            Bill Goloby...see 0684.
Bellaire: Hillcroft/Beechnut                                Bill Goloby (BS, Wildlife Science, Texas A & M) has               $80 (transportation included) Bring money for
T0389A: 1 Thurs 7-9:30pm Jul 22                             been an instructor for the Houston Museum of Natural              lunch.
T0389B: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 22                               Science, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center                  Greenspoint: I-45/West Rd
                                                                                                                              T069A: 1 Sat 7am-2pm Jul 24

                                                                                                                              ton area. Also receive info on rods, reels, bait, hooks; ev-
                                                           Batwatching                                                        erything needed to become a success at this sport. In 075,
                                                           Summer heat driving you batty? Do something different.             Practice, go fishing. Receive guidance from your instructor
                                                           Witness the awesome spectacle of “billions and billions”           who, using his over 30 years of experience of fishing on the
                                                           of bats as they emerge from underneath Austin’s Congress           Gulf Coast, will select a spot where the fish should be bit-
                                                           Street Bridge to begin their nightly foray. Participate in a       ing. NOTE: Practice will meet near Hobby Airport, just
                                                           true-life adventure to the Capitol City and dine in a restaurant   off the Gulf Freeway at Park Place. From there, carpool
                                                           on Town Lake before enjoying this awesome spectacle.               to a spot to wade or pier fish within a two-hour drive.
                                                           Bill Goloby...see box above, 0684.                                  Buddy Kelley is one of the most knowledgeable outdoor-
                                                           $80 (transportation included) + bring money for sup-               smen in the Houston area. He has fished the Gulf from
                                                           per                                                                Mexico to Louisiana.
                                                           Memorial: I-10/Gessner                                             $35 ($7 bait fee included); or $6 for both 07 & 075
                                                           T076A: 1 Sat 2pm-midnight Aug 28                                  + annual fishing license + $15 optional text written by
                                                           Saltwater Fishing I & II–                                          instructor (Discount price not available online)
                                                                                                                              Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                           Theory & Practice                                                  T07B: Theory–1 Sat 9am-noon Jun 19
                                                           Twenty percent of the people catch 80% of the fish. Knowl-         T07C: Theory–1 Sat 9am-noon Jul 10
                                                           edge is the reason. In 07, Theory, learn how to increase         T07D: Theory–1 Sat 9am-noon Sep 11
                                                           your chances of catching a specific species such as trout or       Gulfgate: Gulf Fwy/Park Place
                                                           redfish on a boat, a pier, or wading. Also learn about the         T075B: Practice–1 Sat 5-10am Jun 26
                                                           effects of the Gulf oil spill on Texas’ fishing which, as of       T075C: Practice–1 Sat 5-10am Jul 17
                                                           this writing (5/18) has apparently not effected the Galves-        T075D: Practice–1 Sat 5-10am Sep 18
8       Register         online       at     www.llu.com             or    by      phone        at    713-529-4414            Leisure        Learning         Unlimited,          Inc.
                                                                                                                            metadata. End with ideas for a smooth workflow. Users
            PHOTOGRAPHy                                        Digital SLR–A Users Guide                                    of Photoshop Elements can also benefit from the infor-
                                                               Digital SLR cameras have become the camera of choice.
                                                                                                                            mation presented. NOTE: This class complements the
Basics of Photography                                          Whether you’ve bought a digital SLR to take photos of
                                                                                                                            more comprehensive 9958: Adobe Photoshop.
With all the advances in photography, including digital        the kids or professional portraits, there are important
                                                                                                                             Kathy Adams Clark...see 0918.
cameras, you may wonder if there is any point in learn-        points to learn about these cameras. Bring your camera
                                                                                                                            $57 + $5 class fee
ing to operate a conventional film camera. It’s still the      to class and learn about exposure latitude, white balance,
                                                                                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
only way to produce a ‘photograph’ with all its unique         file formats, histograms, highlight indicator and other
                                                                                                                            T096C: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jul 8
visual appeal. Explore camera functions such as F-stops,       menu settings. In addition, there will be a brief overview
                                                                                                                            T096D: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 7
depth of field, shutter speeds, exposure values. Learn         of moving photos to the computer and managing files
basic camera functions that apply to both digital and          for archiving. NOTE: Prior enrollment in 0912 or 0920        NEW Talking Photo with Ben DeSoto
film cameras. Understand photo composition and recog-          Basic Photography is highly recommended.                In this salon-type setting, limited to six students, with
nize the qualities of objects or people that make them          Kathy Adams Clark...see 0918.                          former Houston Chronicle photographer Ben DeSoto,
photogenic. Each student is asked to complete a photo          $7 + $5 class fee                                      take your photographic skills to the next level. Regard-
project that is shared with the class at the fourth meeting.   Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                     less of what you’re shooting, in either film or digital
NOTE: This class is intended for students who have a           T093F: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 13                       formats, receive ideas on how to shoot, edit and present
35mm or digital camera that can be manually operated.          T093G: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Aug 24                       your works. In each class, projects that you decide to do,
If you own a camera, please bring it to class. You must        Video With Digital SLR Cameras                          will be discussed.
attend the first class to come to subsequent classes.          For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.  Ben Tecumseh DeSoto was a Journalism and Art ma-
 Tim Barkin is a professional freelance photographer.          T09A: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jun 29                       jor. At the age of 22, he began his career as a photog-
He has photographed models’ portfolios, weddings,                                                                      rapher at the Houston Post. The next year the Chronicle
portraits, and LLU covers. He has helped shutterbugs           Photography at Night–Downtown,                          hired him. He has won National Headliners and various
develop an appreciation for the art of photography for         Montrose or kemah                                       other awards. His work is in the permanent collection at
over 25 years.                                                 For details about this class, please see page 4.        the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
$6
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            NEW High Dynamic Range & Panoramas $15
T091E: 4 Mon 7-9:30pm Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2                   Interesting photos happen when you combine several Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T091F: 4 Mon 7-9:30pm Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13                  images into a composite that captures the dynamic range T0971A: 4 Fri 1:30-3:30pm Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
                                                               the human eye can see. Grand landscapes come to life T0971B: 4 Mon 7-9pm Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4
Photography Basics–Quick Stop                                  when you combine 15 or 20 images into a panoramic Portrait Photography
Learn the basic operations of your Digital SLR cam-            photo. Come learn the techniques used to capture high Study the subject of portrait photography with an em-
era in one short class. Students will put their camera in      dynamic range (HDR) and panorama photos, equipment phasis on lens, settings, natural and studio lighting. The
the manual mode and learn how light meter, aperture,           needed, and how to process the images. All digital cam- opportunity to work with models is a part of this class.
shutter speed, and ISO interact to create a well-exposed       era users are welcome.                                   Ben Tecumseh DeSoto...see 0971.
image. Bring your Digital SLR camera to class along             Kathy Adams Clark...see 0918.                          $15 + $30 model fee
with your camera manual, a fully charged battery, and
                                                               $57 + $5 class fee                                      Memorial Park: I-10/Washington
memory card.
                                                               Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                     T0977E: 4 Thurs 7-9:30pm Jul 22, 29, Aug 5, 12
 Kathy Adams Clark has been a professional nature
                                                               T097A: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 6                        T0977F: 4 Tues 7-9:30pm Aug 17, 24, 31, Sep 7
photographer since 1995. Her work has appeared in
many national publications. Every Saturday her photos Photography–Breaking Into the                                         Developing Black & White Film in
appear in Wonders of Nature in the Houston Chronicle. Magazine & Calendar Market                                            your kitchen Sink
$7 + $5 class fee                                        Do your friends and family tell you that your photo-              For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                       graphs should be in a calendar? Would you like to see             T0981E: 2 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jul 14, 21
T0918B: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jun 23                          your photos in a magazine? Marketing your photos to
                                                          magazines, calendars and note cards is no secret but              How to Use a Point & Shoot
Basics of Photography–
                                                          it can be an overwhelming experience. Kathy Adams                 Digital Camera
A One-Day Workshop                                                                                                          Beginners, get hands-on training with your Point-and-
Want to learn how to use your camera but don’t have Clark has been marketing her photos and the work of
                                                                                                                            Shoot camera. Learn how to take good photos using
a lot of time? Participants will learn how a digital SLR other photographers since 1992. She’ll teach you how to
camera works, how to understand aperture and shutter break the process into simple, manageable steps. Learn                 your camera’s features and flash. See how to easily
speed, how to select the right resolution, composition, the language of the market, how to catalog photos, how              transfer photos to a computer and edit photos using im-
color harmony and 15 ways to improve your photog- to package them, and how to establish pricing. Helpful                    age-editing software. You will take and review photos
raphy. NOTE: This class is intended for students who books and websites will be discussed.                                  during class. Bring your camera (with a charged battery)
have or are planning to purchase a digital SLR cam- Kathy Adams Clark...see 0918.                                           and the instructions that came with it.
era that can be manually operated. Please bring your $7 + $5 class materials                                                Bill Kithas owns Wedding Video by Bakcrafts. He has
camera and camera manual to class if you have them. Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                     produced wedding videos, theater videos, recitals, and
Kathy Adams Clark...see 0918.                             T0950B: 1 Fri 6:30-9:30pm Oct 8                                   multimedia presentations.
$7 + $5 for class fee & handouts                         Photojournalism                                                   $ + $ optional text
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                       For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.           Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T090F: 1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Jul 10                        T0955C: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jun 17                                T099D: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Jul 14
T090G: 1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Aug 14                                                                                          T099E: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 15
T090H: 1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Sep 11                        Cataloging, Organizing &
                                                               Protecting your Photos
Intermediate Photography                                                                                                                    For holidays,
Now that you’ve learned the basics of photography, For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
learn a bit more. Learn how to use your film or digital T0958A: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jun 24                                            birthdays, anniversaries,
SLR camera to take better photos of pets, children, fam- Photoshop for Photographers
ily gatherings, how to photograph at night, and how to Adobe Photoshop CS is a powerful tool for photogra-
                                                                                                                                          or any occasion…
take better photos on vacation. Please bring your camera phers shooting with digital cameras. It offers an unlim-                             …give your
and camera manual to class. NOTE: Prior enrollment in ited number of options but unfortunately those options
Basics of Photography 0912 or 0920 is recommended. can be overwhelming. Learn about Camera Raw, the                                      special someone a
 Kathy Adams Clark...see 0918.
$7 + $5 class materials
                                                         application used to open and enhance raw images using
                                                         exposure, shadows, brightness, contrast and saturation.
                                                                                                                                 Leisure Learning Gift Certificate!
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                      Learn how to read a histogram and spot clippings. You’ll                 Call 713-529-4414 for details.
T09A: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jun 16                         also learn about the file browser, your mission central
T09B: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug 18                         if shooting raw. This section includes an overview of
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                         Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                         9
                                                            fragrances and discover the joy of making fragrant soy        Gathering, ruffles, elastic applications, rolled hemming,
           ARTS & CRAFTS                                    wax candles. Make one or two jelly jar candles in class,      and flatlocking are just some of the techniques covered.
                                                            ready to take home. Where and how to buy candle sup-          The only prerequisite for this class is that you be able to
Floral Design                                               plies will also be discussed.                                 take your machine out of its box. You’ll make samples
Learn to design with roses, carnations, lilies and such      Ren Garrett took up the art of soy candlemaking in           of the techniques on your own serger. NOTE: Bring
mixed spring and garden flowers as larkspur, snapdrag-      2005 and has not stopped since. She hand pours 150+           your serger, accessories, and scissors to all classes.
ons, and daisies. Both domestic and imported flowers        candles per month.                                             Sherri Blifford...see 1064.
from Holland and Ecuador are used to create beautiful       $30 + $1 for supplies                                        $98 + $50 materials
arrangements. Class includes theory plus hands-on work      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
that you will take home.                                    T10A: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Jun 19                                 T1081A: 4 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jul 28, Aug 4, 11, 18
 Angela Henry is a Texas Master Florist and the direc-      T10B: 1 Sat 9:30am-noon Jul 31
tor of Houston School of Floral Design. She has been in                                                                   Designing & Patternmaking
                                                            T10C: 1 Sat 9:30am-noon Aug 28                              This is an introduction to basic pattern construction
the industry for 20+ years.
                                                            Appalachian Basket Making–                                    from scratch. Learn to take measurements from a human
$30 includes flowers, filler flowers, greenery, vase,
                                                                                                                          figure and develop a basic pattern (known as a BLOCK
tape, flower food, and use of tools                         Beaded Tote with Japanese Braid
                                                                                                                          pattern in the fashion industry). The basic pattern is the
Oak Forest: 610 N Loop W. Ella Blvd                         Bring your big-eyed beads for weaving. The teacher will
                                                            provide bloodroot-dyed reeds from the Cherokee Reser-         foundation used to develop any design. Proper industry
T1001G: 1 Sat 10am-noon Jul 17
                                                            vation in North Carolina and an old stained walnut hull       tools and their use will be covered. NOTE: Knowledge
T1001H: 1 Sat 10am-noon Aug 14
                                                            for this treasure basket. Special attention will be given     of basic sewing is necessary. Approximately two hours
T1001I: 1 Sat 10am-noon Sep 11
                                                            to beginners.                                                 of homework/review per week is generally recom-
Weddings in Bloom                                            Kathy Chang Began teaching basket weaving in 1990            mended. The third class (in 1086) is a 2-hour field trip
Bring the date of your wedding and your selected col-       in Appalachia. She learned her skills from Appalachian        to the Galleria.
ors. Learn all of the flowers in season the month of your   mountaineers and Cherokee natives.                             Jackie Halliburton (1086) is a former high school art
wedding. There will be a collection of bridal and brides-   $57 + $50 materials                                           teacher who is working on a Masters in Architecture
maids bouquets designed in a variety of color combina-      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           at UH. From the women of her family: mother, grand-
tions. Leave this informative class with the knowledge      T1033A: 1 Sat 10am-5pm Sep 11                                 mother and aunts, she learned design and patternmak-
of traditional and current bouquet trends to guide you in                                                                 ing and has been doing it all her life. Sherri Blifford
choosing wedding flowers to remember.                      Cut It Out! Altered Book Collage                               (1087)...see 1064..
 Pat Hermes has studied hand-tied bridal bouquets in For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.              $18 + approximately $10 for materials
Holland and France. Also see 1001.                         T106B: 1 Mon 6:45-9:45pm Sep 20                               Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
$1                                                                                                                       T1086D: 2 Fri 6:30-9:15pm Jul 23, 30 & 2 Sat 10am-4pm
Oak Forest: 610 N Loop W. Ella Blvd                                        Sewing & More                                  Jul 24, 31
T1005B: 1 Mon 7-9pm Jul 12                                                                                                T1087A: 6 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Sep 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14
T1005C: 1 Tues 7-9pm Jul 27                                Sewing FUNdamentals                                            knitting’s Neat–Continental knitting
T1005D: 1 Tues 7-9pm Aug 31                                This beginning class will build your sewing skills with        For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
                                                           step-by-step projects. With assistance from your instruc-
NEW Lotions & Potions–                                     tor, cut and sew a custom-fitted elastic-waist skirt and
                                                                                                                          T1093D: 3 Sat 2:15-4:15pm Jul 31, Aug 7, 14
Aromatherapy at Home                                                                                                      T1093E: 3 Sat 4:15-6:15pm Sep 25, Oct 2, 9
                                                           pants. Learn how to buy the best fabric for your project,
Essential oils are incredible gifts from nature’s flowers how to identify types of fabric, and how to cut properly.       NEW Fundamentals of Quilting
and herbs that can enhance our spirits and provide heal- Learn fashion industry pattern and sewing terms, and             They’re warm and beautiful. They’ll fill you with a
ing to our bodies. In this class, Lucia Bettler will lead special pressing and hem techniques. These exciting proj-       sense of pride and accomplishment. As gifts, they show
you in making a brown sugar scrub, a relaxing bath salt, ects will be amazingly simple to finish. The confidence          others how much they mean to you. Nevertheless, writ-
a fragrant room spray and more!                            you gain will spur you on to the next challenge. NOTE:         ten quilting instructions can be difficult to understand.
Lucia Bettler is past president of the International Herb Bring your sewing machine (in good working order) to            With guidance and in a very social atmosphere, learn to
Association, a certified aromatherapist, and a member each class with its manual, scissors, pins, and thread. A           successfully cut out, piece, and with or without, the use
of the Herb Society of America.                            supply list will be handed out at the first class.             of a sewing machine (without is slower), easily make a
$5 + $8 materials                                          Roberta Irwin (106) learned to sew under the guid-           quilt. NOTE: If you bring a sewing machine to class it
Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond                                ance of her grandmother and has been doing clothing            must be in good working order. Since so much of the
T1018A: 1 Sat 1-3:30pm Jul 17                              construction and home decorating, personally and pro-          instruction is personalized, people with previous quilt-
                                                           fessionally, all of her adult life. She has taught people of   ing experience are welcome.
Soapmaking                                                 all ages. Since 1997, she has worked in the fabric and
Discover the benefits and fun of making and using hand-                                                                    Michelle Barnes (BS, UH, Education/MS, Community
                                                           home décor industry.                                           Development, Prairie View A&M) has been quilting
made soap. Not only is it better for your skin but it also
                                                            Sherri Blifford (106) has made costumes for Sea              and teaching others to do so since 1977. She won first
allows you to be creative since you select the ingredi-
                                                           Arama Marineworld in Galveston, Dickens Evening on             prize at the 1985 International Quilt Festival. She’s been
ents, colors, fragrances and shapes. Learn to overcome
                                                           the Strand, Stages Theatre, Pasadena Little Theatre and        sewing since childhood.
your fear of working with lye (an essential ingredient in
                                                           others. She has also made bridesmaid dresses, slipcov-         $55 + $10 & up for supplies
all soap) and important safety precautions as you learn
                                                           ers, and memory quilts for clients.                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
to produce a batch of soap. NOTE: Each student will
                                                           $98 + $10 materials & expenses for your project                T1111A: 1 Sat 9am-1pm Sep 25
take home one bar of soap.
                                                           Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
 Tammy Kocurek has raised goats since 1997. Primar-                                                                       Intro to Crochet
                                                           T106F: 4 Wed 6:50-10pm Jun 16, 23, 30, Jul 7
ily, she raises them for their milk and uses it to make                                                                You can’t tell the difference between crochet and knit-
                                                           T106G: 4 Thurs 6:50-10pm Jul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5
cheese and soap. Her herd generally numbers two to
                                                           T106A: 4 Tues 9:30am-12:40pm Jul 27, Aug 3, 10, 17         ting? Don’t quite know what a crochet needle is from a
three dozen. She sells her soap and goat milk lotion at
                                                           T106H: 4 Thurs 6:50-10pm Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 2             crochet hook? Learn the essentials like holding the yarn
Bay-Fest Farmer’s Market in Seabrook.
                                                           T106I: 4 Mon 6:50-10pm Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4               and the hook and making the simplest crochet stitches.
$ + $1 materials
                                                                                                                         Alicia Woods has crocheted since her grandmother
Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Hillcroft                          NEW Basics & Beyond–Sergers…                                taught her in 1974. She is addicted to the hobby. One
T1019C: 1 Sun 2-4:30pm Jul 25                              The Sewing Tool for the 21st Century                        of her pieces was auctioned in the Live Stock Show and
T1019D: 1 Sun 2-4:30pm Sep 19                              Almost all clothing commercially sold today is made         Rodeo.
The Joy of Soy Candlemaking                                 with a serger. Sergers are multi-dimensional tools that $83 + $0 materials fee for complete kit
Soy wax candles burn beautifully, last longer and en-       take sewing to a new level. They make projects (clothes, Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
hance whatever room they’re in without the black film       crafts, and home decorations) look professionally con- T110G: 3 Mon 6-9pm Jul 12, 19, 26
left by other candles. When you make them yourself,         structed and finished. This class will get you up and run-
there’s a special feeling of pride and accomplishment       ning. Learn about threading, tension adjustments, inside Intro to Crochet–Intermediate
and you save money! Sample the aroma of at least 10         and outside corners, curves, basic garment construction, For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
                                                            troubleshooting, and different types of serger stitches. T11B: 3 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jul 10, 17, 24
10        Register        online        at    www.llu.com             or     by     phone        at     713-529-4414          Leisure        Learning          Unlimited,          Inc.
                                                                                                                           will complete two projects: an etched mirror and/or an
                                                               Jewelry Making–Metalsmithing
      Jewelry, Beading & Glass                                 Learn basic beginning skills to create at least one piece
                                                                                                                           etched vase or colored stemware. After completing this
                                                                                                                           class you may arrange to use the sand blasting equip-
                                                               of jewelry. In this introductory metalsmithing class,
Basic Beaded Jewelry                                           learn design layout, sawing, piercing, riveting and be-
                                                                                                                           ment for approximately $5 per hour.
Design and make jewelry with beautiful semiprecious                                                                         Karen Bobetic...see 1162.
                                                               ginning soldering.                                          $5 + $0 for supplies (glass, mirror, etching materi-
and glass beads from all over the world. Learning the
                                                                Kathy Kennedy (MFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing,             als)
ancient art of beading and stringing is easy and fun.
Hands-on, learn the basics of making beaded jewelry.           UH) is a self-employed jewelry/artist, specializing in      Spring Branch: Westview/Wirt
Discover the calming relaxation of stringing, and turn         one-of-a-kind pieces. Local galleries carry her work.       T1170D: 1 Wed 6-9pm Jun 23
your talent into profits as you create six beautiful pieces    $105 + $75 studio fee                                       T1170E: 1 Mon 6-9pm Jul 19
others will love too. Enter the vast world of beads!           Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                        T1170F: 1 Tues 6-9pm Aug 24
 Cathy Buice has been working with beads since 1997.           T115-615E: 6 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jul 28, Aug 4, 11,
She is skilled in making beaded crafts and home decor and      18, 25, Sep 1                                               NEW Micro Mosaic Glass Jewelry
is the proprietor of Nova Beads and Creations bead shop.       T115-615F: 6 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct         Customize silver earrings and a pendant base with the fine
$31 + $ for beads, clasps, charms & more                     5, 12, 19                                                  detail of micro mosaics. NOTE: This craft requires steady
Heights: Heights/I-10                                                                                                     hands and good eyesight. Karen Bobetic...see 1162.
                                                               Beg. Stained Glass–Pasadena
T1131I: 1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Jun 27                                                                                          $73 + $0 for materials
                                                               For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
T1131J: 1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Jul 24                                                                                          Spring Branch: Westview/Wirt
                                                               T1160E: 5 Thurs 10am-12:30pm Jun 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22
T1131K: 1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Aug 8                                                                                           T1181A: 1 Mon 6-10pm Aug 23
                                                               T1160F: 5 Thurs 10am-12:30pm Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 2
T1131L: 1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Sep 11                                                                                          T1181B: 1 Mon 6-10pm Sep 20
                                                               T1160G: 5 Thurs 6:30-9pm Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 2
T1131M: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Sep 30
                                                               T1160H: 5 Wed 6:30-9pm Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13           A Mosaic Class–Turning Glass Into Art
Intermediate Beading                                           T1160I: 5 Thurs 10am-12:30pm Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14 Take your “glassy idea” and create a mosaic. Learn to mo-
Take the basics of beading to a higher level. Create a beau-                                                              saic a wooden tray, a terra cotta flower pot or make a step-
tiful, more complex, multi-strand necklace and earring set.    Beg. Stained Glass–Spring Branch
                                                                                                                          ping-stone. NOTE: After registering, call the instructor
Learn new techniques for finishing your beaded pieces and      Learn the stress relieving art of stained glass using the
                                                                                                                          to discuss your project. Karen Bobetic...see 1162.
how to turn jewelry components into unique pendants. For       uniquely American copper foil method originally devel-
                                                                                                                          $98 + $0 for supplies
a fraction of the cost, leave with fabulous jewelry to rival   oped by Louis Comfort Tiffany. As you complete your
                                                                                                                          Spring Branch: Westview/Wirt
designer creations. Cathy Buice....see 1131.                   colorful project (a finished window16” x 22”), you will
                                                                                                                          T1183F: 1 Thurs 10am-5pm & 1 Fri 10am-noon Jul 8, 9
$31 + $5 for beads and findings to complete neck-             have a newfound skill that will enable you to complete
                                                                                                                          T1183G: 1 Thurs 10am-5pm & 1 Fri 10am-noon Aug 5, 6
lace & earrings                                                many other projects in the future. The instruction is very
Heights: Heights/I-10                                          individualized NOTE: Makeups and additional studio Intro to Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
T113E: 1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Jun 19                               time are available. Each student will receive a mini- For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
T113F: 1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Jul 25                               mum of 18 hours in the studio.                             T1190C: 1 Sun 10am-5pm Sep 12
T113G: 1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Aug 28                                Karen Bobetic has been creating stained glass art since PMC Rings with Fired In-Place Stone
T113H: 1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Sep 19                               1989 plus mosaics and fusing since 2002. She founded Create two silver clay rings using two different form-
Beaded Jewelry–Traditional knotting                            Art Glass Experience in 2004.                              ing techniques. Learn the secrets of ring sizing, mold
Using a method, that with proper instruction, is quite         $108 + $175 for supplies                                   making, and setting a fired-in-place gemstone. This is
simple to learn and doesn’t require expensive tools,           Spring Branch: Westview/Wirt                               an introductory class.
create beaded jewelry by using the traditional knotting        T116G: 2 Mon & 2 Tues & 2 Wed & 1 Thurs 1-4pm Cheryl Lucas a lifetime potter, discovered PMC short-
technique. Work with freshwater pearls, glass beads,           Jul 7, 12, 13, 15, 20, 21, 26                              ly after its introduction to the U.S. in 1996. She teaches
silk and nylon cords. Finish and take home a beautiful         T116H: 4 Wed 10am-3:30pm Aug 4, 11, 18, 25                PMC and fused glass internationally. Cheryl is certified
knotted necklace and an enjoyable new skill.                   T116I: 3 Tues & 4 Thurs 6-9pm Sep 9, 14, 16, 21, through the PMC Connection and the PMC Guild.
 Cathy Buice....see 1131.                                      23, 28, 30
$31 + $7 materials fee                                                                                                   $57 + $110 for supplies (PMC3, shared paste, sy-
                                                               T116J: 2 Mon & 1 Wed & 1 Fri 10am-3:30pm Sep ringe, consumables, bench fee, firing fee, finishing
Heights: Heights/I-10                                          13, 15, 17, 20
T111F: 1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Jul 31                                                                                          fee and loaner tools)
T111G: 1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Aug 29                        Dichroic Glass Jewelry                                             Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Hillcroft
T111H: 1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Sep 18                        For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.            T119B: 1 Sun 10am-5pm Aug 22
                                                        T1165C: 1 Mon & 1 Wed 6-9pm Jul 12, 14                             PMC Chain Link Bracelet
                                                        T1165D: 1 Tues & 1 Thurs 1-4pm Aug 10, 12                      Create your own exquisite chain link bracelet using
                                                               NEW A Bright Idea–                                      great textures to create your amazing one-of-a-kind
                                                               Stained Glass Night Lights                              piece. Learn the techniques that will allow you to make
                                                               Light up the night and add a warm touch of color to any this beautiful bracelet in a single firing.
                                                               room. Make a handcrafted gift using stained glass that Cheryl Lucas...see 1192.
                                                               will be appreciated and used.                           $57 + $10 supplies (available at class)
                                                                Karen Bobetic...see 1162.                              Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Hillcroft
                                                               $73 + $0 for materials                                 T106A: 1 Sun 10am-5pm Jul 25
                                                               Spring Branch: Westview/Wirt                                NEW A Fairy House Workshop
                                                               T1166A: 1 Mon 6-10pm Jul 26                                 Where do the little folk live? With your child (age 8 & up)
                                                               T1166B: 1 Mon 6-10pm Sep 13                                 make a fairy dwelling. This class is designed to stimulate
                                                               Geometric Fused Glass Bowls                                 your child’s imagination and to enhance their creative
                                                               For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.     skills. Each parent/child team will create a little fairy cot-
                                                               T1168E: 1 Wed 10am-2pm Jul 14                               tage–simple or complex, detailed or not–using found and
                                                               T1168F: 1 Fri 1-4pm Sep 10                                  recycled objects such as twigs, moss, stones, bottle caps,
                                                                                                                           shells, fabric scraps, dried and silk flowers, ribbon, se-
                                                               Glass Etching Using Sand Blasting–                          quins, costume jewelry, simulated gemstones, decorative
                                                               The Fundamentals                                            stickers and whatever items you wish to incorporate.
                                                               Turn ordinary windows, mirrors or bottles into works         Cheryl Lucas...see 1192. Kandy Keyeser, an accomplished
                                                               of art using the easily learned sand blast method. Dis-     artist, is a member of the Fairy Builders’ Shop team.
                                                               cover how inexpensive and simple the process is. Learn      $117 per parent/child team (basic materials included)
                                                               all that you need to know to be a glass etch artist. Both   Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Hillcroft
                                                               basic and advanced techniques are taught. In class you      T110A: 1 Sun 1-5pm Jul 18
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                        Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                          11
                                                                                                                          Creative Painting
               Play With Clay                                           Drawing & Painting                                Allow your creativity to come out and play. Learn ba-
                                                                                                                          sics of drawing, 3-D perspective, layout, and painting
Pottery–Hand & Wheel                                        NEW keeping An Artist Journal–                                on canvas. Learn how to progress from a creative idea,
                                                                                                                          through a sketch, to a layout, and end up with a painting.
Hand-build and wheel-throw decorative and practical         An Introduction                                               NOTE: Please bring paper and pencil to the first class.
pieces of pottery. Explore the design process and watch     If you have the desire to draw, this may be the perfect       A list of supplies will be distributed.
your ideas take shape. Experience a variety of glaz-        place to start. Keeping an artist journal can be a fun         Bob Herke has been a professional artist and graphic
ing and firing techniques with high-fire stoneware and      and relaxing way for novices and experienced artists to       designer since 1976. In addition to creating commis-
primitive raku. Receive supportive, professional guid-      record the world. Using different mediums, draw things        sioned art, he is a published cartoonist and has illus-
ance from an experienced potter at every step.              you see (sleeping pets, travel scenes, trees and plants,      trated hundreds of books.
 John Foelber founded Foelber Gallery in 1979. He’s         people, food, architecture, etc.). All you need is a pencil   $138 + approximately $35 for supplies
taught pottery since 1978. Judy Adams has a BFA in          and paper. Basic drawing exercises will get you past the      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
ceramics and has taught in area schools.                    fear of the white paper.                                      T160C: 6 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8
$78 + $70 for materials                                      Adine Rotman is a professional fine artist. She teaches
                                                            private watercolor lessons and creates commissioned           Beginning Painting with Pastels
Montrose: Richmond/Montrose                                                                                               For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
T118AP: 5 Wed 7-9pm Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4               art. Her specialty is watercolor pet portraits. Her paint-
                                                            ings are on display throughout the U.S. and Great Brit-       T167D: 2 Wed 9am-noon Jun 16, 23
T118AQ: 5 Thurs 10am-noon Jul 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5                                                                       T167E: 2 Wed 9am-noon Jul 14, 21
T118AR: 5 Thurs 7-9pm Jul 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5             ain. You can see them at www.adineswatercolors.com.
T118AS: 5 Wed 7-9pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8               $35 (all supplies included)                                   Beginning Acrylic Painting
                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           Come prepared to have fun as you learn all about acrylic
T118AT: 5 Thurs 10am-noon Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 2, 9
                                                            T15A: 1 Tues 7-9pm Jul 20                                   painting. Create your own 16” x 20” masterpiece using
T118AU: 5 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 2, 9
                                                            T15B: 1 Sat 2-4pm Sep 25                                    step-by-step techniques demonstrated by the instructor.
T118AV: 5 Wed 7-9pm Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13
                                                                                                                          Beginners welcome–no experience needed!
T118AW: 5 Thurs 10am-noon Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14        The Drawing Clinic                                            Lynn Chatman has been drawing and painting since
T118AX: 5 Thurs 7-9pm Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14            This class helps you conquer common drawing chal-             an early age. For over 20 years she has honed her skills
                                                            lenges. Shape images to give them a three-dimensional         with classes and workshops while exhibiting her work.
Beginning Pottery                                           effect, place objects in perspective, and give your work      $1 + $30 materials (provided at class)
Learn the basics of wheel throwing and hand building        believable shadows. The art doctor is in. With her help,      Greenway Plaza Area: 59/Weslayan
pottery forms. Take home 4-5 finished stoneware forms       hurdle those roadblocks and have some fun with art.           T169F: 1 Sat 9am-noon Jun 26
you can use everyday. Glazing techniques, surface de-        Jeanne Brown, a lifetime artist, produced a wide vari-       T169G: 1 Sat 9am-noon Jul 24
sign, and attention to shape are taught by an experienced   ety of art both on her own and at UC Davis. She has sold      T169H: 1 Sat 9am-noon Aug 21
studio practitioner.                                        her art in Sacramento, CA.                                    T169I: 1 Sat 9am-noon Sep 18
 June Woest (MFA, UH) is a faculty member at HCC.           $18
She has owned Urban Artists Studio since 1972 and has       Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                                                                        Abstract Acrylic Painting
displayed her work throughout the U.S.                                                                                  Prepare to go beyond the basics! Learn some new tech-
                                                            T131-5A: 4 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jul 8, 15, 22, 29
                                                                                                                        niques with exciting gels, mediums and collage to com-
$93 + $70 for materials
West University: Bellaire/Newcastle
                                                            NEW Drawing From the                                        plete 1-2 painting projects in class. Come prepared to
                                                            Right Side of the Brain                                     get messy and have fun. Beginner’s welcome.
T11E: 5 Tues 7:30-9:30pm Jul 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24                                                                     Lynn Chatman...see 1269.
T11F: 5 Tues 7:30-9:30pm Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12        Have you ever told yourself, “I can’t draw?” This class un-
                                                                                                                        $9 + $0 materials (provided at class)
                                                            leashes the creativity you didn’t know you had. Through Greenway Plaza Area: 59/Weslayan
Beg. Sculpture–Build a Face in Clay                         fun drawing exercises, make a fundamental shift from T170D: 1 Sat 1-5pm Jun 26
In the process of learning to see volume, proportion, and   left-brain mode to right-brain mode. Learn to use various T170E: 1 Sat 1-5pm Jul 24
scale, create a 3-D face and produce a portrait in clay     materials and techniques. Either indoor or out (weather T170F: 1 Sat 1-5pm Aug 21
you can be proud of. NOTE: Information about rates          permitting), draw from nature and explore the environ- T170G: 1 Sat 1-5pm Sep 18
for additional studio time will be provided.                ment. NOTE: Bring paper and pencil to the first class; a
 June Woest...see 1221.                                     supply list will be provided for subsequent classes.        Beginning Landscape Oil Painting
$83 + $75 for materials                                      Jose Figueroa (BA Art & Art History, Rice) was the Complete a 16” x 20” landscape oil painting. Do this by
West University: Bellaire/Newcastle                         recipient of the 2001 and 2002 Individual Artist Grant following along with the instructor who will explain the
T1D: 5 Wed 7:30-9:30pm Jul 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25         from the Houston Arts Alliance. He taught Art History process, the materials involved and step-by-step tech-
                                                            at Lee College from 2002 to 2004.                           niques. This is a hands-on, no experience needed, class.
T1E: 5 Wed 7:30-9:30pm Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13                                                                      Lynn Chatman...see 1269.
                                                            $100 + $0 for art supplies
                                                            Heights: Studemont/Washington                               $57 + $0 for materials at class
                                                                                                                        Greenway Plaza Area: 59/Weslayan
                                                            T133B: 4 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2
                                                                                                                        T171E: 2 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jun 15, 22
                                                            Beginning Drawing                                           T171F: 2 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 13, 20
                                                            For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.     T171G: 2 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Aug 17, 24
                                                            T135-61F: 6 Wed 7-10pm Jun 16, 23, 30, Jul 14, 21, 28 T171H: 2 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Sep 13, 20
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                                                            NEW Crayons™: A New Inspiration
                                                            There was always something about coloring with Cray-          Watercolor is easy if you just know some secrets, and
                                                            ons that inspired creativity. Travel back to those days       this class will have even absolute beginners succeeding
                                                            with modern twist–water-based markers. Explore the            as they create greeting cards, bookmarks, and a floral
                                                            possibilities and produce a finished piece.                   painting. If you have ever wanted to try watercolor
                                                                                                                          painting, this is the workshop to take. Amaze yourself as
                                                             Jeanne Brown...see 1231.
                                                                                                                          the colorful flowers appear! Jeanne Brown...see 1231.
                                                            $5 + $0 & up for supplies                                   $5 + approximately $30 & up for watercolor supplies
                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                            T150A: 2 Tues 6:30-8:30pm Jul 27, Aug 3                      T1317E: 1 Sat 1:30-5:30pm Jul 24
                                                            T150B: 1 Sat 1:30-5:30pm Sep 18
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                                                            NEW Panoramic Landscape Drawing
     visit www.LandmarkTheatres.com                         Bring your colored pencils and a 12” x 24.5” Strath-          Flowers for Autumn
                                                            more Drawing Pad. Leave with a beautiful, glowing,            Come learn some new watercolor flowers for fall. This
     RIVER OAKS THEATRE                                                                                                   addition to the Easy Watercolor Flowers class starts a
                                                            panoramic landscape. Jeanne Brown...see 1231.
                                                                                                                          new series of seasonal flowers that will be a fun addition
      2009 West Gray Street                                 $8 + $5 & up for supplies                                   to your skills. Jeanne Brown...see 1231.
                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           $5 + approximately $50 for supplies
         (713) 866-8881                                     T151A: 1 Sat 1:30-5:30pm Jul 10                              Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
      Please see LLU’s film classes on page 29.             T151B: 2 Tues 6:30-8:30pm Aug 10, 17                         T130A: 2 Tues 6:30-8:30pm Aug 24, 31
                                                            T151C: 2 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Sep 23, 30                        T130B: 1 Sat 1:30-5:30pm Sep 25
1        Register        online        at    www.llu.com             or    by     phone        at    713-529-4414            Leisure        Learning          Unlimited,         Inc.
NEW Throw Paint!                                                                                                                HOME IMPROVEMENT &
For details about this class, please see page 4.                                    Welding
                                                                                                                                   DECORATING
NEW Abstract Expressionism                                     Basic Welding & Brazing for
for Fun & Stress Relief                                        Artists & Do-It-yourselfers                                  Upholstering & Wood Refinishing
This expressive and gestural painting technique is excel-                                                                   Turn a chair or couch into something that looks better
                                                               Have you ever thought about welding? This is the time
lent for relieving stress and painting a positive you. So      to do it! Welding equipment has be-                          than new. Bask in the glory, knowing that you did
pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and bring them       come safer, cheaper and more user                            it yourself and that you have a skill to use forever.
to class. Jeanne Brown...see 1231.                             friendly than ever before. This hands-                       Classroom and shop experience is included. Select
$8 + $80 & up for supplies                                    on class will introduce you to the                           fabric, measure, cut, and sew a simple or complicated
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            types of welding available to anyone                         project. Learn about tufting and channeling. In wood
T1330A: 1 Sat 1:30-5:30pm Aug 14                               with household electricity. You’ll do                        refinishing, learn to remove finishes and repair de-
T1330B: 2 Tues 6:30-8:30pm Sep 14, 21                          ARC welding, mig-welding, oxy-                               fects, and how to easily maintain the beauty of wood.
Basic Calligraphy–Italic                                       acetylene torch welding and very
                                                                                                                            NOTE: Bring a simple chair to the first class. For
                                                               cool plasma cutting. All will be done
                                                               on machines you can own. Instructor                          those students interested in this class but without a
Develop a skill in lettering for elegance, legibility and                                                                   piece needing upholstering, pieces can be purchased
pleasure. This most versatile of all lettering styles pro-     will discuss safety, types of equipment, where to get it
                                                               and how much to spend. Safety glasses, helmets and           in class.
vides the foundation to learn many other alphabets. This
class is fun, relaxing and rewarding.                          gloves are provided. If you have an interest in making        Moses Briscoe, owner of B Upholstery Unlimited,
 Terry Hausner, a graphic designer with her own com-           metal artwork, patio furniture, auto restorations or basic   has over 20 years of experience in this field.
pany, has done calligraphy since 1986. An officer in the       repair and fence work, this class will put you on the road   $195 + approx. $55 for tools & chemicals + fabric
Houston Calligraphy Guild, her work has been seen in           to accomplishing your goals. NOTE: The improved and          & materials
many local guild showings.                                     ever-expanding Houston area metal workers resource
                                                               guide is included. It contains information on welding        Astrodome: 610 S. Loop/Cullen
$73 + $16 supplies                                                                                                          T108D: 6 Sat 9am-3pm Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            equipment, local suppliers, where to get metal (new
                                                               and surplus), metal working tools and safety equip-          T108E: 6 Sat 9am-3pm Aug 28, Sep 4, 11, 18, 25,
T130E: 4 Wed 6:30-9pm Jun 16, 23, 30, Jul 7
                                                               ment plus lots of websites and 800 numbers.                  Oct 2
T130F: 4 Wed 6:30-9pm Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6
                                                                John Barber has been welding in industry, for trade
Calligraphy–A Weekend Workshop                                 shows and museums since 1971. He holds a BFA in              Decks, Gazebos & More
                                                               sculpture and operates a design and fabrication shop.        For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
This workshop covers the basics of calligraphy. Learn
                                                               You can view his work at www.johnbarberstudios.com.          T118C: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jul 10
               the tools and techniques of lettering the
               Uncial alphabet. Individual attention is        $138 + $0 materials                                         House Painting & Repairs
               given to enable you to get the most             Garden Oaks: 43rd/Shepherd
                                                                                                                            For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
               from the class.                                 T100L: 1 Sat noon-5pm Jun 26
                                                               T100M: 1 Sat noon-5pm Jul 17                                T1C: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jul 31
               Terry Hausner...see 1340.                                                                                    T1D: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Sep 18
               $57 + $16 for supplies + lunch or               T100N: 1 Sat noon-5pm Jul 31
               money for it                                    T100O: 1 Sat noon-5pm Aug 14                                NEW Home Electrical–
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            T100P: 1 Sat noon-5pm Aug 28
                                                               T100Q: 1 Sat noon-5pm Sep 18
                                                                                                                            Basic Safety & Repair
T131A: 1 Sat 9am-4pm Jul 17                                                                                                Be sure your home electrical system is safe. You can
Silk Screen Printing                                           Beg. Woodworking with Power Tools                            take the mystery out of the electricity you depend
Print your own T-shirts, posters, etc. Learn several           Make furniture! Receive skilled instruction and hands-on     on every day when you understand how it works.
silkscreen techniques and the photo emulsion method            use of a table saw, band saw, compound miter saw, nail       Most simple electrical repairs are safe and easy when
used by professionals. Discover how inexpensive and            gun, and other shop tools. Make a table leg and top. Learn   you understand basic guidelines. Learn about wires,
easy these processes are. No darkroom or elaborate             how the process of building a table is completed. Receive
                                                               advice on what and where to buy equipment and supplies.      switches, outlets, lights, and simple appliances. Dis-
equipment is necessary.                                                                                                     cover what you need to know to protect electronic
 John Herrera has a union-run silkscreen shop that has been     Robert Graham (BFA/MFA with a focus in sculpting)
in business since 2006. They specialize in garment printing.   taught woodworking and shop tool classes at UH while         gadgets like computers and sound systems.
$60 + $15 materials                                            attending grad school there. He has been a professional       Steve Ruback is a degreed engineer (Trinity U) with
East End: Wayside/Harrisburg                                   sculptor since 1968 using wood, stone and steel.             over 40 years home repair experience, and is a Profes-
T137G: 3 Mon 6:30-9:15pm Jul 12, 19, 26                       $113 + $30 for materials                                     sional Home Inspector (license #6030).
T137H: 3 Tues 6:45-9:30pm Sep 14, 21, 28                      Gulfgate: I-45/Old Spanish Trail                             $9
                                                               T10F: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Jun 26                                 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
NEW Cast Paper Vessels                                         T10G: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Jul 24
Mold specially developed paper pulp into beautiful vessel T10H: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Aug 28                                      T130C: 1 Thurs 7-9:30pm Jul 29
forms. When your vessels dry, paint and embellish them
to create original, exciting decorative art pieces. Nothing is
held back in this class that employs approachable, repeatable
techniques. After completing the class, you will have all the
                                                                 Rent a Room @ LLU • 2990 Richmond
information you need to continue working in this medium at
home. No previous art or sculpting experience is required.                 They’ve been here...                             1 Block from the Southwest
 Rickki Mitman is a semi-retired professional writer
                                                                                                  U.S. Census               Freeway between Kirby &
and trainer. She established a second career teaching the
paper arts that she has loved and practiced all her life.                             The Lovett Agency                     Buffalo Speedway
$65 + $15 materials                                                                                                         Free Parking
Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                              Houston Peace & Justice Center                            Food Service in Building
T1371A: 4 Tues 7-9pm Jul 20, 27, Aug 3, 10
T1371B: 4 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 5, 12, 19, 26                           The Progressive Action Alliance                           Capacity: Up to 48 People with
NEW Simple Printmaking                                                                     Raising the Bar                  Tables & Chairs
Learn two methods for creating prints. One, using water-                                       KPFT Radio
colors on a smooth plate, results in soft images that look
                                                                                                                            Especially Available 9am-6pm M-F
like a painting. The other, using acrylics on a carved                                          Roy Flores                  Rates: $27 to $144
block, makes prints that are crisp and precise. The block
material is soft and easy to carve. Come away with the                                      Mickey Bryant                   For Up to 8 Hours
ability to repeat these activities at home. No previous art
experience is necessary. Rickki Mitman...see 1371.
                                                                                          and many more                     How About You?
$8 + $15 materials
Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                                 Go to www.llu.com/roomrentals.html for pictures, pricing, etc.
T1373A: 2 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jul 22, 29                                           To reserve a room call 713-529-4414
T1373B: 2 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Aug 17, 24
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                        Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                          13
                                                                                                                          (It’s ideal for moms who have school-age children.) This
NEW Home Maintenance &
Inspection Fundamentals                                                     Interior Design                               course will cover the basics of how to start up a business
                                                                                                                          (cheap), how to clean and what products to use. This
Your home needs your attention and a thorough inspec-                                                                     information can also show you how to clean your own
tion. Owners, buyers and sellers beware…all houses          Interior Design                                               home professionally. Remember; good, detailed house-
need ongoing repair. When was the last time you did         for Do-It-yourselfers–A Workshop                              cleaners are in demand, so the work is “out there.”
a monthly maintenance walk-around? Preserve your            Understanding the fundamentals of design can help              Marcia Polk has been in the cleaning business since
single largest investment before it becomes a money pit.    you create an environment that you will enjoy for many        1979.
Repairs always multiply with time. Buyers, this class       years. Good design encompasses more than just your            $31
will show you what to look for and know what you’re         “things” ... it considers how you live within your space.
really buying. Sellers, avoid a lost sale from a surprise                                                                 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                            If you have a beautifully decorated room that isn’t func-     T196C: 1 Sat 9:30-11:30am Jul 17
deficiency. Owners, avoid repair rip-offs. Even new         tional, chances are you won’t use it or enjoy it as much
homes need a through inspection. Learn how to choose                                                                      T196D: 1 Sat 9:30-11:30am Sep 11
                                                            as you could. Faster and cheaper is not always better.
the right inspector Steve Ruback...see 1430.                You can have quality on a budget … if you slow down
$9 + $5 materials
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                            enough to create an effective plan. Set up a good founda-            Beekeeping, Gardening
                                                            tion for your project and then address the details. In this
T13C: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Aug 4
                                                            interactive workshop, explore the different functions in      Beekeeping in your Backyard
Cut Home Energy Costs–                                      each area and recognize how the space can be used most        For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
Stop Blowing Money on Electricity                           effectively. Save thousands of dollars avoiding mistakes      T1501D: 1 Sat 9am-1pm Sep 25
Avoid energy scams and get the most bang for your           and missed details! This class includes what to buy and
                                                            where to put it, architectural details and material selec-    Growing Herbs in Houston
buck. Learn how you can sort out your most effective
                                                            tions, as well as color, pattern, and texture.                For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
choices. Regardless of whom you get your electricity
                                                             Kellie Brett, an Empowerment Coach, has a degree             T1509C: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Sep 25
from, most homeowners can cut their energy bills by
25% or more. Find out how to stop wasting electricity       from The Art Institute of Houston in Interior Design.         Container Gardening
and how to fix common problems. Whether it’s insula-        $55 (includes handouts)                                       Develop your green thumb skills while you add new
tion, attic ventilation, caulking/sealing, wasteful usage   Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           plants to your garden deck or patio. From small shrubs
patterns, single pane windows, uninsulated walls, and       T153C: 1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Jun 26                            to climbing roses, from citrus varieties to a kitchen bou-
more, you can make your home more energy efficient.         T153D: 1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Aug 14                            quet of herbs, from tomatoes to onions, lettuce to climb-
 Stephen Ruback...see 1430.                                 T153E: 1 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm Sep 18                            ing peas and beans, container gardens will begin a new
$9                                                                                                                       look for home and your skills as a gardener. The soul of
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         The WOW Factor–Art & Accessories                              the soil is important; the varieties are infinite. The praise
T13C: 1 Thurs 7-9:30pm Aug 12                             Whether you want the overall effect to be subtle or           from you house guests and dinner guest will be worth
                                                            dramatic, take your design to the next level by learn-        all the extra effort to set up your gardens in contain-
Intro to Solar & Wind Energy                                ing some “tricks of the trade.” The final details can pull    ers and then just let them grow. Once you understand
Receive a clear understanding of what solar and wind en- your space together and express so much about who you
                                                                                                                          organic soils and it’s role in gardening, you are well on
ergy are and how they work. Find out how and why they
                                                            are. Learn how to make your own pieces, where to buy          you way to developing container gardens to accent you
will change the way we use energy, and the way we live.
                                                            just the right items, how to place them in your space, and    yard, your home, your patio or deck. The handout will
You don’t have to wait. Solar and/or wind energy can
                                                                                                                          be a key reference for all your future plans.
be yours now! Learn how to do your own energy audit pull it all together in this fun, interactive class!
and estimate the cost of buying or leasing a solar or wind Kellie Brett...see 1453.                                        Michael Bettler is a master gardener certified by the
system. When your instructor bought his farm in 1991, $30 (includes handouts)                                             Texas Agricultural Extension Service..
he spent $12,000 on solar panels and batteries and has Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                $6 + $5 material fee
never paid a power bill since. 18 years times 12 months T155C: 1 Thurs 7-10pm Jul 8                                      Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond
times a conservative estimate of $200 per month adds up T155D: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Aug 26                                T1518C: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Aug 14
to $43,200, so you can see his savings. On the optional T155E: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Sep 30                                Landscape Contracting–
field trip, experience a hands-on demonstration of the so-
lar system that sustains an organic farm, two residences, a
                                                            Faux Finish Like A Pro–                                       The Complete Course
                                                                                                                          This landscape design and installation course will cover
pool, barn, guest cottage and learning center. Carpooling A Hands-on Workshop
                                                                                                                          how to: 1) use proper trees, ground cover, and plants
will be organized in class. NOTE: Also see T1430: Cut Faux finishing is an ancient wall covering technique
Home Energy Costs and T1434: Home Electrical.               made new...think Italian frescos and murals, the decorat-     to create a “yard of the month” type yard for the Hous-
 Cas Van Woerden is founder of Animal Farm, a center ed tombs of Egypt, the bull riding temple walls of Crete,            ton area; 2) produce a perfect perspective of any house
of sustainable living, that is completely off the energy but think also of today’s TV, Hollywood, and theatre sets,       showing trees and plants in color; 3) proper bed prepara-
grid and uses solar energy for its electricity needs.                                                                     tion to eliminate weeds and plant replacement as well as
                                                            as well as trick-of-the-eye interiors in Las Vegas hotels.
$36 + $10 materials + $0 for optional field trip                                                                         many inexpensive sources of landscape material; 4) ef-
                                                            Here, learn to execute this craft like a pro. See special-    ficient landscape installation procedures that will reduce
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         ized products and find out where to get them. Get your        your labor by 30%; 5) locate, bid, and sell to custom-
T137D: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Sep 9                           hands dirty moving from surface preparation (including        ers–getting a 30% down payment.
                                                            primers and paints for the base coat) to selecting and ap-     Dwight MacDonald, ASLA, was the original landscape
   Listen to & Support                                      plying coloring glazes and crèmes with both paints and
                                                            tints. Create four sample boards: a color blend, texturing,
                                                                                                                          architect for Clear Lake City from 1962-71. Previously he
                                                                                                                          was employed in the same position with Brown & Root.
    Commercial-Free                                         stripes and marbling. NOTE: You must register no later
                                                            than the Tuesday before the scheduled class date.
                                                                                                                          He has designed golf courses, bridle trails and parks.
                                                                                                                          $110 + $1 handouts
      Public Radio                                           Colleen O’Brien studied at a professional faux finish-
                                                            ing school in Dallas, fauxed an entire house, has created
                                                                                                                          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                                                                          T1711B: 3 Mon 7-9pm Sep 13, 20, 27
    KUHF 88.7FM UH                                          over 40 professional portfolio samples, and published
                                                                                                                          Landscape Design &
                                                            articles on this art form.
    KACC 89.7FM Alvin CC                                    $93 + $0 for materials                                       Installation for the Homeowner
    KPFT 90.1FM Pacifica                                    Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Hillcroft                             Turn your backyard into a place of personal pride and
                                                            T167C: 1 Sun 1-5pm Jun 27                                    lasting beauty. Learn to eliminate poor drainage, install
   KTSU 90.9FM TSU                                                                                                        waterfalls, and grow plants from cuttings. Save money
                                                            NEW Home Chemistry 101–Twenty                                 by learning how to purchase all your plants and landscape
   KPVU 91.3FM Prairie View
                                                            Simple Ways to Green your Home                                materials wholesale. Dwight MacDonald...see 1711.
   KTRU 91.7FM Rice                                         For details about this class, please see page 4.              $90 (all materials included)
                                                                                                                          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
   Classical, Jazz, Contemporary, Folk,                     Housecleaning–                                                T171B: 2 Tues 7-9pm Jul 27, Aug 3
    Blues, Gospel, Progressive Rock,                        Make Good Money & Be your Own Boss
      Zydeco, Public Affairs, News,                         Tired of working for other people? Want to be your                 You can download this schedule
         Sports, Features & More                            own boss and earn a possible average income of $25 per               as a PDF at www.llu.com
                                                            hour? Housecleaning is a skill that can make you money.
1        Register        online       at    www.llu.com           or    by     phone        at    713-529-4414            Leisure        Learning         Unlimited,         Inc.
                                                                                                                         Age, Swing grew to greater popularity during the Big Band
Tending your Landscape                                      NEW New or Used–                                             Era, and later in the ‘50s. After a lull, Swing returned to
in Houston’s Summer Heat                                    Successful Car Buying Made Easy                              prominence in the 1990s behind the music of Brian Setzer,
Learn easy ways to protect your landscape in Houston’s      Save money and avoid the hidden pitfalls before you          the Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, and Royal Crown Revue.
extreme weather conditions. Your landscape will thrive      shop. Is a hybrid a good choice for you? Before you de-      Today, Swing enjoys a high profile, as people dance to
through out the year with these tending tips. Bring your    cide, find out what the dealers won’t tell you. Discover     Glen Miller’s In the Mood, Bill Haley’s Rock Around the
questions to this gardening seminar.                        how to short-circuit pressure sales tactics and win every    Clock, or to modern hits like Mambo #5 or Zoot Suit Riot.
 Cherie Ray (BS, Horticulture, MS, Landscape Archi-         time. As a special bonus, learn a 30-second secret that      Swing Dancing is one of the most exciting dances you’ll
tecture, Texas A&M) is an entrepreneur with experience      can save you more than the price of the course. With the     ever learn! Daryl V. Armstrong...see 2010.
designing, building and growing Houston landscapes.         right information you can actually make car buying fun.      $55 men, $5 ladies
Her experience ranges from designing and growing             Steve Ruback, author of New Wheels Without Getting          Oak Forest: 610 N Loop W. Ella Blvd
spiritual gardens to cityscapes.                            the Shaft, is an ex-car salesman, a car purchase consul-     T100O: 4 Mon 7-9pm Aug 2, 9, 16, 23
$5                                                         tant, and engineer.                                          T100P: 4 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         $6 + $15 for text                                           T100Q: 4 Mon 7-9pm Aug 30, Sep 6, 13, 20
T1718B: 1 Thurs 6:30-8pm Jul 22                             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                            T1835B: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Aug 11                                Beg. Rhythm & Blues Two-Step
     CARS & MOTORCyCLES                                     Electric Car Conversion:
                                                                                                                         Rhythm and Blues Two-step is similar to Zydeco; the
                                                                                                                         man and woman dance in closed position, then the man
NEW Motorcycle Riding–                                      The Essentials                                               swings her out. The basic rhythm is a six count whereas
                                                            Here’s some good news...you don’t have to drive a            Zydeco is an eight count. Since the patterns are simi-
What Everyone Should know                                   gas-powered vehicle. People all over the country are         lar, it can get confusing to learn without guidance. Also
For details about this class, please see page 4.
                                                            converting vehicles to electric power. This class will       known as Steppin’ and Swing Out, R&B Two-step has
NEW Motorcycle Repair Basics                                discuss the basics: how far you can drive on a charge,       East Coast footwork but West Coast flair.
Motorcycles require more maintenance than a car. Rec-       what kind of batteries and motor to use, and how much         Daryl V. Armstrong...see 2010.
ognize problems before they become expensive or life        the project might cost. Instructor Swann spent approxi-      $55 men, $5 ladies
threatening. Identify the basic tools you should have,      mately $9,000 to convert his truck. In class, it will be     Oak Forest: 610 N Loop W. Ella Blvd
and clothing and accessories for all kinds of weather.      on display. You will have your questions answered and        T180D: 4 Sat 4:30-6:30pm Sep 4, 11, 18, 25
Locate your adjustment and maintenance points. Dis-         receive a booklet that spells out the details of what is
cuss repairs you can do yourself and those best left to a   involved in the electric conversion process.
                                                                                                                         Beginning Zydeco
                                                                                                                         Zydeco is a Creole swing dance with unique footwork
mechanic. Tour a first class repair shop. This class will    Bill Swann (BS, Engineering, Vanderbilt) worked to
                                                                                                                         that is difficult to learn just by watching. Discover the
help you avoid rip-offs. Minimize your costs and maxi-      convert a 2002 Chevy truck to all-electric power. Kevin
                                                                                                                         joy of this dance while listening to fabulous music from
mize your fun. Conduct a pre-ride safety check. Partici-    Douglass (Continental Airlines pilot) has been interest-
                                                                                                                         Acadeania. NOTE: There’ll also be an optional group
pate in a ride at the end of class, weather permitting.     ed in electric vehicles for 12 years and is converting a
                                                                                                                         outing to a Zydeco dance club at a time and date deter-
 Steve Ruback has been riding motorcycles for over          1984 Honda Accord to electric power.
                                                                                                                         mined in class. Daryl V. Armstrong...see 2010.
150,000 miles. He has done all basic maintenance on         $36 (all handouts included)
                                                                                                                         $55 men, $5 ladies
his Honda ST1100 and understands the capabilities and       Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                                                                         Oak Forest: 610 N Loop W. Ella Blvd
limitations of a shade-tree mechanic.                       T181A: 1 Fri 7-9:30pm Jul 30
                                                                                                                         T190E: 4 Sat 4:30-6:30pm Sep 4, 11, 18, 25
$66                                                         T181B: 1 Mon 7-9:30pm Sep 13
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                                                                      Beginning Latin Dancing–Salsa!
T1811B: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Jul 28 & 1 Sat 9:30am-noon Jul 31                         DANCE                                   Salsa, sometimes called Mambo, uses syncopated foot-
                                                                                                                         work combined with quick kicks and lightning turns to
Car Repair–                                                                                                              express the incredible energy of the music.
Beginner’s Survival Skills & More                                         Social Dancing                                  Daryl V. Armstrong...see 2010.
Avoid rip-offs and repairs your car doesn’t need. Save                                                                   $55 men, $5 ladies
money and help your car last longer. Know what to do        PLEASE NOTE!: The SSQQ Dance Studio will re-                 Oak Forest: 610 N Loop W. Ella Blvd
when a red warning light comes on. Know when you            open in the Timbergrove section of Houston near the
                                                                                                                         T0AV: 4 Tues 7-9pm Aug 3, 10, 17, 24
really need to change your oil and whether you should       610 N Loop and T.C. Jester in August. The new stu-
                                                            dio (a former K Mart) is much larger with parking to         T0AW: 4 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
use natural or synthetic. Find out what else you need                                                                    T0AX: 4 Sat 4:30-6:30pm Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
to know regarding the maintenance of your car. Don’t        match. Also, if your class takes place on more than one
                                                            night, you are welcome to attend on the the parallel         T0AY: 4 Tues 7-9pm Aug 31, Sep 7, 14, 21
ignore common problems that could ruin your engine.         nights to fit your schedule. No permission is needed;        T0AZ: 4 Thurs 7-9pm Sep 2, 9, 16, 23
By sight and sound, learn how to recognize problems         just show up and bring your receipt.                         T0BA: 4 Sat 4:30-6:30pm Sep 4, 11, 18, 25
around your car and under its hood. NOTE: This class is
a great introduction to the hands-on class 1824.            Beginning Country-Western–                                   NEW Beg. Ballroom Dancing–Waltz
                                                                                                                         The waltz is Cinderella’s dance of romance, grace and
 Rick White (BBA, Finance & Marketing, UH) is the           Two-Step, Polka & Western Swing
owner of Meyerland Citgo. This is his third service sta-                                                                 elegance. Waltz is certainly the dance most commonly
                                                            Western music has long been a major part of Texas
tion. Rick began working on cars in 1968. He is a Ford                                                                   associated with ballroom dancing due to its beauty.
                                                            tradition with artists like George Strait, Garth Brooks,
and ASE certified master technician                                                                                       Daryl V. Armstrong...see 2010.
                                                            Reba McEntire, Shania Twain and LeAnn Rimes. This
$6 + $ for optional text                                                                                              $55 men, $5 ladies
                                                            course covers the famous Texas Two-Step and the Pol-
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                                                                      Bellaire: Bissonnet/610 W Loop
                                                            ka, C&W’s two most important dances, plus the Cot-
T180-5A: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Jun 30                                                                                          T63C: 4 Sun 7-9pm Aug 1, 8, 15, 22
                                                            ton-Eyed Joe.
Basic Car Repair &                                           Daryl V. Armstrong is the director of the SSQQ Dance        NEW Beg. Ballroom Dancing–Cha Cha
Maintenance–Hands-On                                        Studio. He and his staff of professional dance instructors   Cha Cha is sexy and flirtatious. It is easy to learn and
Simple secrets of basic auto maintenance and repair are     teach these classes.                                         best of all, Cha Cha is also a dance where a flirt can have
revealed in the classroom and hands-on, on your car!        $55 men, $5 ladies                                          a field day of fun! Daryl V. Armstrong...see 2010.
Learn what you can do yourself. Among the topics to         Oak Forest: 610 N Loop W. Ella Blvd                          $55 men, $5 ladies
be covered are: basic operation of how the drive train      T010AV: 4 Sun 4:30-6:30pm Aug 1, 8, 15, 22                  Bellaire: Bissonnet/610 W Loop
works; cooling system operation and care; starting          T010AW: 4 Wed 7-9pm Aug 4, 11, 18, 25                       T67C: 4 Sun 7-9pm Aug 1, 8, 15, 22
                                                            T010AX: 4 Fri 7-9pm Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
and ignition system, brake service, fluid levels, belts
                                                            T010AY: 4 Sun 4:30-6:30pm Aug 29, Sep 5, 12, 19
                                                                                                                         Beg. Ballroom Dancing–Rumba
and hoses. Perform your own under-hood inspection.                                                                       Rumba is the sultry Latin dance of romance. This moody
Change a tire and inspect your shocks and CV joints.        T010AZ: 4 Wed 7-9pm Sep 1, 8, 15, 22
                                                                                                                         Latin Dance works marvelously to soft jazz music like “The
 Rick White...see 1820.                                     T010BA: 4 Fri 7-9pm Sep 3, 10, 17, 24
                                                                                                                         Look of Love” and “Night and Day”. Rumba is a deeply
$97 + $ for optional text & $50-150 for optional Beginning Swing, Jitterbug,                                           sensual, graceful dance. Daryl V. Armstrong...see 2010.
tools                                                   East Coast Swing, & Lindy!                                       $55 men, $5 ladies
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                     Swing Dancing is America’s contribution to the world of          Oak Forest: 610 N Loop W. Ella Blvd
T18-5A: 4 Wed 7-9:30pm Jul 7, 14, 21, 28              dance. After developing in New York during the ‘20s Jazz         T68C: 4 Sun 7-9pm Aug 29, Sep 5, 12, 19
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                          Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                    15
Beg. Ballroom Dancing–Slow Dancing                                                                                          Contemporary Dance Class
There are many opportunities to use Slow Dancing                              Artistic Dance                                A fusion of modern, jazz and ballet, this class gets one
throughout the year, wedding receptions, a music combo                                                                      moving. Contemporary Dance is artistic and beautiful
at a restaurant, a cruise, and of course New Year’s Eve.      Classes meeting in the Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney        and serves as an expression of the soul. This class in-
There will always be moments when the art of danc-            Rock area are taught by intructors screened by the JCC of     troduces moving with the breath and awareness of fa-
ing gracefully to slow romantic music will come in very       Houston. These are fees established for the general public.   cial and body expressions to better one’s performance
handy. Daryl V. Armstrong...see 2010.                                                                                       ability.
$55 men, $5 ladies                                           Bhangra ‘n Bollywood Basics
                                                              Enjoy a fun-filled class that will give you a taste of some    Celeste Humphries has been dancing since 1988. As
Oak Forest: 610 N Loop W. Ella Blvd                                                                                         a member of Discovery Dance Group and a graduate of
T71C: 4 Sun 7-9pm Aug 29, Sep 5, 12, 19                     unique dances, keep you movin’ to energetic South Asian
                                                              music, and provide a great workout! Bhangra is a tradi-       HSPVA, Celeste was trained by Pam Stockman in the
                                                              tional North Indian folk dance that has penetrated into the   Camille Hill Method. She has taught dance at Crespo
         Belly, Hula & Tahitian                               mainstream because of its pulsating drumbeat and exhila-      Elementary and Welch Middle School.
                                                              rating rhythm. “Bollywood” is the informal term popularly     $
NEW Get in Shape with Hula Hooping                            used for the Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry        Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
For details about this class, please see page 4.              in India. Wear comfortable clothing to this exciting class.   T61-1A: 4 Wed 7:30-8:30pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1
Belly Dancing                                                   Meenu Mangal (-1) is a South Asian Bollywood
                                                              and Bhangra dance enthusiast. She has taught, choreo-         Hip-Hop/Fusion
Be a part of the ancient mystery, modern allure and body-     graphed, and performed with dance academies, cultural         Hip-Hop is a social-based dance that is rooted in jazz
toning exercise of the Middle East. NOTE: If you miss a       organizations, and dance ensembles in New York, Hous-         and danced to popular music. It is seen today in clubs
class, it’s OK to schedule a makeup with your instructor.     ton, and abroad. Jocelyn Thomas (-) is an HSPVA             and on music videos.
  Sirrom Studio (501) has been a Houston tradition           alumnus. She graduated from Ohio State with a BFA in            Sweft Washington, dancer and choreographer,
since 1980 and has introduced thousands of students to        Dance Performance in 2004. Jocelyn has danced with            taught dance at Smiley High and Sherman Elementary
this sensual art. Sirrom appears at area festivals, includ-   the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company since 2005.            schools.
ing the Mediterranean, Turkish, and Houston Interna-          $                                                           $
tional. Cheryl Parma (98) has been belly dancing for        Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                          Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
over 20 years and been a member of the faculty of the         T561-1A: 4 Mon 7:30-8:30pm Aug 9, 16, 23, 30
Sirrom School of Dance for 10 years.                                                                                        T680-A: 4 Tues 6:30-7:30pm Aug 10, 17, 24, 31
Sirrom School: $71                                            T561-A: 4 Tues 7:30-8:30pm Aug 10, 17, 24, 31
West University: Weslayan/Bissonnet                           Intro to Ballet, Ballet IA, Ballet II                               FITNESS, MOVEMENT
T501AY: 6 Thurs 9-10am Jun 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
T501AZ: 6 Thurs 7-8pm Jun 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
                                                              Experience formal structured classical barre, center and                & ExERCISE
                                                              floor work. Ballet IA (2602) and Ballet II (2604) are
T501BA: 6 Sat 10-11am Jun 26, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31          Ccotinuations of the preceding courses.                       Cardio Dance
T501BB: 6 Sun 1-2pm Jun 27, Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8          Shayna White (600) performed throughout Australia,          For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
T501BC: 6 Mon 6-7pm Jun 28, Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9         New Zealand, and the South Pacific for Stiletto Enter-        T3001-1A: 4 Fri 9:30-10:30am Aug 13, 20, 27, Sep 3
T501BD: 6 Mon 8:30-9:30pm Jun 28, Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9   tainment and Holland America Line. This season, she is
T501BE: 6 Tues 6-7pm Jun 29, Jul 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3        dancing with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Compa-            Zumba!
T501BF: 6 Wed 6-7pm Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4         ny. Margie Bellamy (60 and 60) is a professional          Come join this exciting dance class as you explore
T501BG: 6 Thurs 9-10am Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 2, 9           ballet teacher and choreographer who worked in Asia           unique Latin moves and rhythms. No dance experience
T501BH: 6 Thurs 7:10-8:10pm Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 2, 9      and Europe. She also teaches intermediate/advanced            necessary. Melinda Ritthaler...see 3001.
T501BI: 6 Sat 10-11am Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, Sep 11, 18          technique classes and master classes for teachers. Mey-       $
T501BJ: 6 Tues 6-7pm Aug 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 7, 14           erland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                             Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
T501BK: 6 Wed 6-7pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8, 15             $                                                           T3055-7A: 4 Mon 5:30-6:30pm Aug 9, 16, 23, 30
T501BL: 6 Sun 1-2pm Aug 15, 22, 29, Sep 12, 19, 26           T600-3A: Intro–4 Wed 6:30-7:30pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1
T501BM: 6 Mon 6-7pm Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20, 27                                                                         T3055-7B: 4 Wed 6:30-7:30pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1
                                                              T60-1A: Ballet IA–4 Mon 6:30-7:30pm Aug 9, 16, 23, 30
T501BN: 6 Mon 8:30-9:30pm Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20, 27     T60-1B: Ballet IA–4 Wed 7:30-8:30pm Aug 11, 18, 25,
T501BO: 6 Thurs 9am-10pm Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21       Sep 1                                                                       Yoga & Tai Chi
T501BP: 6 Thurs 7-8pm Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21          $5
JCC: $                                                      T60-1A: Ballet II– Mon 7:30-8:45pm Aug 9, 16, 23, 30       Beginner/Gentle yoga
Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                                                                                        Explore and enjoy the wonderful benefits of yoga in a
T98-1A: 4 Thurs 7:30-8:30pm Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 2          Intro to Tap                                                  gentle way. Heal and strengthen the body and calm and
                                                             Intro to Tap is beginning tap technique, warm-ups, and
Hula & Tahitian Dancing                                      combinations.
                                                                                                                            refresh the mind through gentle stretching, conscious
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.       Warren Sloane studied tap with many class perform-            breathing and relaxation.
T50E: 6 Mon 7:10-8:10pm Jun 28, Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9 ers such as Diane Walker from the movie Tap, Arthur               Gudrun Danburg has taught yoga since 1996 and is a
T50F: 6 Mon 7:10-8:10pm Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20, 27 Duncan, Gracey Tune, and Sam Webber.                               certified yoga instructor.
                                                             $                                                            $
NEW Afro-Latin Movement                                      Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                           Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
                                                                                                                            T3071-1A: 4 Wed 5:30-6:30pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1
T507-5A: 9 Sat 2:30-4pm Jul 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, T60-1A: 4 Thurs 6:30-7:30pm Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 2
21, 28, Sep 11                                               x-Dancing                                                      Hatha yoga I
                                                             X-Dancing is a blend between two worlds: the struc-            This ancient physical exercise uses classic asanas or
                 Latin Aerobics                              tured, disciplined world of the technical dancer and the       postures, combined with Pranayama breathing and med-
                                                             unrestricted, free form world of the street dancer. X-         itation techniques. Gudrun Danburg...see 3071.
Lose it to Salsa                                             Dancing takes the joy of free social and street dancing        $
Enjoy this fun filled, easy to follow workout done to Salsa, and blends it with the strength and control of ballet and      Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Meringue, Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha and other Latin musi- jazz. X-Dancers can do a little of everything–hip hop,                T3080-A: 4 Tues 7:30-8:30pm Aug 10, 17, 24, 31
cal genres. Have fun while learning how to dance. No dance jazz, pop locking, ballet, break dance, salsa and more.          T3080-B: 4 Wed 9:15-10:15am Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1
experience is necessary.                                      Alex Aripe is on the faculty of the Houston Ballet            T3080-C: 4 Wed 6:30-7:30pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1
Raul Edwards has taught and/or performed for the Hous- Academy and Theatre Under The Stars.                                 T3080-D: 4 Fri 9:15-10:15am Aug 13, 20, 27, Sep 3
ton Ballet, Great Day Houston Show, Society for the Per- $60
forming Arts and others. With formal training including tra- Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                           55+ Hatha yoga
ditional Latin and ethnic dances, classical and others, this T68-1A: 4 Sun 2-3:30pm Aug 8, 15, 22, 29                    Explore and enjoy the wonderful benefits of yoga in a
addition is part of Sirrom’s 30th Anniversary celebration.   Beginners Jazz                                                 gentle way. Heal and strengthen the body and calm and
$80                                                                                                                         refresh the mind through gentle stretching, conscious
                                                             Intro to jazz includes basic beginning jazz technique,
West University: Weslayan/Bissonnet                          warm-ups, and combinations.                                    breathing and relaxation. NOTE: This class is for ages
T508D: 8 Mon 6-7pm Jul 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jocelyn Thomas...see 2561-42.                                             55 and up. Gudrun Danburg...see 3071.
Sep 13, 20                                                   $                                                            $
Heights: 11th/Heights                                        Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                           Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
T509A: 8 Thurs 7-8pm Jul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, T630-A: 4 Tues 6:30-7:30pm Aug 10, 17, 24, 31                       T3091-1B: 4 Thurs 10:30-11:30am Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 2
26, Sep 2                                                                                                                   T3091A: 4 Wed 10:30-11:30am Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1
16        Register         online       at     www.llu.com             or    by     phone        at    713-529-4414           Leisure       Learning         Unlimited,        Inc.
Vinyasa yoga–Power yoga                                         SWAT Bootcamp Exercise                                           SPORTS, RECREATION
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.         Commit to excellence in both fitness and your ap-
T3096-A: 4 Sun 9:30-10:30am Aug 8, 15, 22, 29                 proach to life. SWAT physical training is a program                & HORSEMANSHIP
yoga Pila                                                       for anyone who wants to attain their personal fitness
Experience total mind-body workout. Gain strength,              goals including fat loss, greater endurance, more flex-                     Tennis & Golf
flexibility, balance, and good posture while learning           ibility, and more strength. Whether you’re a seasoned
how to relax. Incorporate the Pilates “powerhouse”              athlete or someone who hasn’t exercised in years, this      Oakwood International Tennis
workout, structured around the stomach, hips, buttocks,         program is designed for you. The key is your willing-       Beginning Tennis is designed to teach fundamentals:
and lower back. It is effective, interesting, and fun.          ness to make a change for the better. SWAT Bootcamp         forehand, backhand, service, footwork, body movement
 Gudrun Danburg...see 3071.                                     is not about humiliation. The fact that the instructors     and conditioning.
$                                                             offer encouragement, motivation, camaraderie and             Javier Wynter has been the head tennis coach at Oak-
Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                            friendship are key elements in making this program a        wood International since 2005.
T3110-A: 4 Tues 5:30-6:30pm Aug 10, 17, 24, 31                success. Everyone including the instructors sweat to-       $67
Intro to Tai Chi                                                gether while doing push-ups, pull-ups and other cal-        Galleria: Westheimer/Voss
Tai Chi helps restore balance through a series of exer-         isthenics, core strengthening, stair climbing, running,     T3501H: 5 Thurs 7-8pm Jul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12
cises using martial arts movements in a safe, gentle un-        and plyometrics. Group and individual competitions          T3501I: 5 Sat 10-11am Jul 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14
interrupted way.                                                make this program fun, challenging and a bit addic-         T3501J: 5 Sat 10-11am Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9
 Don Price (-1) is certified by the Zenobics Tai Chi Soci-     tive.                                                       T3501K: 5 Tues 7-8pm Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12
ety and teaches the Yang style. Kent Hampton (-3) stud-         John Murphy coordinates. All instructors from SWAT         Beg. Tennis at Memorial Park T. C.
ied Chinese martial arts of Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do          PT are SWAT police officers. Each instructor has a           Description...see 3501.
for over 10 years and is a private student of Grand Master      unique style and format of presenting routines. This         Otis Johnson has been a teacher of tennis since 1975. He
Dr. Her Yue Wong. He is a member of the Dao Li Jao.
                                                                makes each class different. Four instructors co-lead this   is the manager/head pro at Memorial Park Tennis Center.
$
Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                            program.                                                    $73
T3170-1A: 4 Sun 5-6pm Aug 8, 15, 22, 29                        $15 (receive a SWAT PT water bottle & bumper               Memorial Park: 610 West Loop/Memorial Dr
T3170-3A: 4 Tues 6:30-7:30pm Aug 10, 17, 24, 31                sticker)                                                    T350E: 5 Wed 7:30-8:30pm Sep 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6
                                                                Downtown: Allen Parkway/Sabine                              Beg.Tennis–Indoors at the JCC
PIyOLET                                                         T3307H: 5 Mon & 4 Wed & 4 Fri 5:30-6:30am Aug 2,
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.                                                                    Description...see 3501. NOTE: All participants receive
                                                                4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30                and get to keep a free racquet.
T30-1A: 4 Mon 6:30-7:30pm Aug 9, 16, 23, 30                  T3307I: 3 Mon & 5 Wed & 4 Fri 5:30-6:30am Sep 1, 3,         An experienced tennis professional on the JCC’s Bo-
                                                                8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29                      niuk Family Indoor Tennis Center staff will teach.
                       Pilates                                                                                             $98
                                                                Women’s Outdoor Fitness Training
Strengthen ‘n’ Stretch–Pilates Mat                              Jump-start your day with this women’s only outdoor Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
This unique approach to physical fitness is achieved            fitness program. It’s designed to increase strength and T3509H: 4 Mon 8-9pm Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2
through toning and conditioning the body. Through the           endurance, burn fat and improve cardiovascular perfor- T3509I: 4 Mon 6-7pm Aug 9, 16, 23, 30
use of mind and body awareness exercises performed on           mance. By combining core and stabilization exercises, Beg. Tennis II–Indoors at the JCC
a mat, build strength and endurance, improve posture,           calisthenics, strength training, plyometrics, short-dis- Beginning Tennis II includes a review of the basics. New
and release stress and tension.                                 tance running and team training, you will get a great drills help fine tune skills. In addition there are tips on
 Gudrun Danburg (-)...see 3071. Melinda Ritthaler             total body workout. Women of all fitness levels are wel- singles and doubles play. JCC Tennis Center...see 3509.
(-)...see 3001. Christine Strudwick (-6) started             come; motivational leadership is a part of every class. $89
her yoga training in Alaska 2001. She has continued her         NOTE: New students, please arrive 15 minutes early Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
training in yoga for pre/post natal, yoga for kids, and                                                                    T3511E: 4 Wed 8-9pm Jul 14, 21, 28, Aug 4
                                                                for sign in.
Pilates. Chris has been American Council on Exercise
certified group fitness instructor since 2003. Laura             Elyssa Murphy is a Certified Personal Trainer through T3511F: 4 Wed 6-7pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1
Caldarera (-7) has a great love for the arts. She is a         the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Since 2006, Beg. Golf at Richmond Driving Range
Peak certified instructor.                                      she has instructed personal outdoor fitness training.      Learn the fundamentals of golf including grip, set-up,
$                                                             $10                                                       address position, backswing, downswing, follow-
Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock                            Terry Hershey Park: Memorial Dr/Dairy Ashford              through and the short game (chipping and putting). The
T331-A: 4 Mon 6:30-7:30pm Aug 9, 16, 23, 30                  T3309G: 4 Mon & 4 Wed & 5 Fri 5:30-6:30am Jul 2, 5, materials fee for range balls is paid at the first class. Stu-
T331-7A: 4 Tues 9:15-10:15am Aug 10, 17, 24, 31               7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30                   dents with clubs should bring them; otherwise they are
T331-A: 4 Tues 6:30-7:30pm Aug 10, 17, 24, 31                T3309H: 3 Mon & 5 Wed & 4 Fri 5:30-6:30am Sep 1, provided. NOTE: For each class there will be a ratio of
T331-B: 4 Wed 5:30-6:30pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1              3, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29                   approximately one teacher per nine students.
T331-6A: 4 Thurs 6:30-7:30pm Aug 12, 19, 26, Sep 2                                                                        Janet Robbins is a member of the LPGA, teaching
                                                                Get Sexy Bootcamp                                          division. She has taught hundreds of men and women
NIA                                                             Wake up to a new attitude with personalized exer- golfers of all abilities. Her goal is to make golf fun.
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.         cises for the seasoned athlete as well as the weakling $78 + $15 materials (range balls)
T33-1A: 4 Wed 9:30-10:30am Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1
                                                                wanting a workout. This camp for teens to seniors Richmond TX: US 59/Crabb River Rd
Stripaerobics                                                   will help you reengineer your muscular structure. T351G: 2 Sat 8-10:30am Aug 21, 28
Here’s a powerful total body workout for the sexy at heart!     Wake up all your muscles and develop a great body T351H: 2 Sat 8-10:30am Sep 18, 25
This beginning level class is as much about exercise as it is   shape. In addition, you’ll see an increase in cardio-
about exhibition. Stripaerobics will help you tone up, gain                                                                Beg. Golf at Stafford Golf Range
                                                                vascular fitness and endurance. Change your life by
flexibility and increase your confidence. Stripaerobics is a                                                                Description...see 3521.
                                                                changing your body. NOTE: A large changing area Johnny Dill has been a member of the PGA since
medium intensity, low-to-no-impact and safe workout for         is on site. In case of inclement weather, classes are 1981. He was the golf pro at Baywood Country Club,
everyone! It is a fun cardiovascular workout that will in-
                                                                held indoors.                                              1980-1992, and head pro at Memorial Park Golf Course,
spire you to shape up and feel sexy about yourself. NOTE:
Workout clothes are worn throughout all classes.                 A member of the Houston Athletic Center staff with 1994-1998.
 Sonia Farr has been a Houston area dance instructor            Bootcamp certifications will lead this class. All instruc- $67 + $15 materials (range balls)
since 1998. She shares her knowledge of dance funda-            tors are ex-military fitness trainers.                     Stafford: I-59/Main
mentals and style with 100s of students. Sonia and her          $15                                                       T355L: 2 Sat 9-11am Jun 19, 26
class were featured in the Houston Chronicle in 2006.           Meyerland: Post Oak/W. Bellfort                            T355M: 2 Sat 9-11am Jul 10, 17
$160 + one oversized long-sleeved men’s shirt, not              T3315E: 6 Tues & 6 Thurs 6:30-7:30pm Jul 6, 8, 13, 15, T355N: 2 Sat 9-11am Jul 24, 31
for first class                                                 20, 22, 27, 29, Aug 3, 5, 10, 12                           T355O: 2 Sat 9-11am Aug 7, 14
Galleria Area: Westheimer/Mid Lane                              T3315F: 6 Tues & 6 Thurs 6:30-7:30pm Aug 24, 26, 31, T355P: 2 Sat 9-11am Aug 21, 28
T330D: 8 Mon 7-8pm Aug 9, 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20,              Sep 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30                        T355Q: 2 Sat 9-11am Sep 4, 11
27, Oct 4                                                                                                                  T355R: 2 Sat 9-11am Sep 18, 25
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                                Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                          17
Beg. Swimming at the Downtown y                              Intro to Windsurfing                                                 Intro to Paragliding
Overcome your fear of water and learn to swim. The           For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.              Discover the newest air sport! In this intro, that includes
emphasis is on front and back floating, breathing, be-       T3609D: 1 Sat 9am-2pm Jul 10                                         flying, learn the basics of the most portable aircraft. Class-
ginning front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl,      T3609E: 1 Sat 9am-2pm Aug 14                                         room covers basic aerodynamics and meteorology, history
sidestroke, breaststroke and personal water safety.          T3609F: 1 Sat 9am-2pm Aug 28                                         of the sport, flight control techniques, and terminology.
NOTE: Class takes place in a 25-yard indoor heated                                                                                The outdoor portion begins with equipment familiarization,
pool. For emergencies, makeups are available. To             Beg. & Int. Adult Gymnastics                                         setup and launch steps, and progresses to short flights.
make arrangements contact the YMCA aquatics direc-           The key is to have fun. The beginners class is for people who         Jeff Hunt...see 3741.
tor, Tony Guillory. There is no charge for makeups.          are just starting out in gymnastics or are a bit out of shape and    $36 + $85 materials (all equipment provided)
 A certified member of the YMCA staff will teach.            need to start with more basic skills. You can pick either class,     Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Hillcroft
$80                                                          and if one is not appropriate, after the first meeting, you can      T375B: 1 Sun 10am-noon (classroom) & 1pm-dusk
Downtown: Louisiana/Pease                                    switch to the other. In both classes there will be floor exercise,   (field) Jul 25
T3580G: 4 Wed 5:45-6:30pm Jul 3, 14, 21, 28 & 5 Sat          trampoline, tumbling, balance beam, vaulting, bars, rings, rope,
10-10:45am Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31                             and more. These classes stretch the discipline of gymnastics.
T3580H: 4 Wed 5:45-6:30pm Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 & 4 Sat          As the coach says, “life’s too short...you’ve got to have fun.”       GUN SAFETy/ExPLOSIVES
10-10:45am Aug 7, 14, 21, 28                                 NOTE: Wednesday classes are for beginners only.
                                                              Gerald Bartosch has been an international judge and
T3580I: 5 Wed 5:45-6:30pm Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & 4
                                                             coach since 1973. He is certified and a life member of
                                                                                                                                  Skeet Shooting & Gun Safety
Sat 10-10:45am Sep 4, 11, 18, 25                             the Gymnastics Association of Texas.                          In a class limited to five students, learn a method of
Recreational Scuba Diving                                    $50                                                           shooting that enables you to hit a target consistently.
Scuba diving is fun and exciting, but many people don’t      Galleria: 59/Chimney Rock                                     Beginners learn about guns and gun safety. Experienced
know how to get started. Learn more about it before you      T3660N: 5 Mon 7:30-9pm Jul 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16               shooters abandon bad habits and improve their marks-
pay for lessons. This course will introduce scuba diving     T3660O: 5 Wed 7:30-9pm Jul 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18              manship. In the first two meetings learn the principles of
and its certification agencies. Learn what’s involved in     T3660P: 5 Thurs 7:30-9pm Jul 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19            shooting by practicing with a BB gun. In the third meet-
a beginner course, how to get certified, what equipment      T3660Q: 5 Mon 7:30-9pm Aug 23, 30, Sep 13, 20, 27
                                                             T3660R: 5 Wed 7:30-9pm Aug 25, Sep 1, 8, 15, 22               ing practice with shotguns. NOTE: No refunds, credits
is required, and how to select equipment that can range                                                                    or transfers after 5pm the day prior to class.
from $250-2,000 although over 50% of it can be rented.       T3660S: 5 Thurs 7:30-9pm Aug 26, Sep 2, 9, 16, 23
                                                                                                                            Buddy Kelley is a DPS and NRA-certified instructor.
Hear about great dive spots for beginners, near and far. To the Point–Learn to Fence                                       He has been teaching hunters, police and civilian groups
 Wendy McSwain is a Padi MSDT and SSi Instructor. For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
She plans and leads group dive trips.                                                                                      since 1954.
                                                         T3711F: 5 Thurs 7-8pm Jul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12                   $98 + $65 for shells & range fees (payable to teacher
$FREE                                                    T3711G: 5 Thurs 7-8pm Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                                                                        at first class meeting)
T360E: 1 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Jul 12                         Beginning Horsemanship                                            Cypress: Hwy 290/Barker-Cypress
T360F: 1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Aug 11                         Master a horse from the ground up. Learn the horse’s T38C: 4 Fri 6pm-dusk Jul 9, 16, 23, 30
T360G: 1 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Sep 16                       method of communication from instructors as you in- T38D: 4 Fri 6pm-dusk Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
                                                         teract with your equine partner. In the first class, learn T38E: 4 Fri 6-dusk Sep 3, 10, 17, 24
Surfing Port Aransas                                     techniques to control the horse and prepare it for riding by
Learn to surf in Texas. At Port Aransas, the water is grooming, saddling, and mounting. Then ride for about Beginning Handgun Familiarization
shallow, warm and the waves are so ride-                 30 minutes in a covered and lighted arena. The next two Learn firing range procedures and safety precautions.
able that, by the end of class, you’ll prob-             classes build confidence and include about one hour of Supervised use of the weapon follows. Also covered are
ably stand and control the board. Learn                  riding in each. Designed for adult riders, this class allows sections of the Texas Penal Code so you’ll know when
on the traditional wide longboard. Camp                  plenty of opportunities for questions and answers.
                                                                                                                           you can carry and use a weapon, plus the proper loading,
on the beach both Saturday and Sunday.                    Larry Smith, owner and head trainer, has been operat-
The big tent has privacy and your own                    ing Sam Houston Equestrian Center (formerly Hermann unloading, and use of a firearm, mental preparedness,
comfortable cot. The sea breeze and surf                 Park Stables) since 1979. Helen Peters, instructor and and confidence conditioning. Bring a handgun (without
sounds guarantee a good rest. Bathrooms                  program director, has worked with horses since 1962.              ammo) to the second class. NOTE: Guns are not to be
and showers are within walking distance.                 $95 + $5 (horse & tack room rental)                              brought to the first class. The second class meets at a
NOTE: Young kids are welcome.                            Astrodome: 288/Almeda-Genoa                                       shooting range near Hobby Airport. If you do not have
 Bill Minor learned to surf in Hawaii. He                T3730G: 3 Thurs 7-8:30pm Jul 8, 15, 22                            a gun, one will be provided at class.
has surfed in Costa Rica and Mexico but is               T3730H: 3 Thurs 7-8:30pm Aug 5, 12, 19
                                                                                                                            Buddy Kelley...see 3822.
most familiar with Port Aransas. He was a                T3730I: 3 Thurs 7-8:30pm Sep 9, 16, 23
                                                                                                                           $3 + $5-5 range & ammo fee (payable at first class
world champion freestyle snow skier and
ski instructor at Sun Valley, Idaho.                     Intro to Hang Gliding                                             meeting) depending on your gun and preference
$10 or $10 for two people enrolling                    Don’t just dream of flying. Do it! This is an intro to an exhila- Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
together (surfboards, group & private                    rating sport that gets your feet off the ground. Indoors, learn T387D: 2 Mon 6-9pm Jul 12, 19
instruction, five great meals and lodg-                  basic aerodynamics and meteorology, the history of the sport, T387E: 2 Mon 6-9pm Sep 13, 20
ing 100 ft. from the water)                              flight control techniques, and terminology. The outdoor por-
Port Aransas: Nueces County Park/Horace Caldwell tion begins with setup and preflight, ground handling and Concealed Handgun License
Pier                                                     basic techniques before you progress to short flights.            Certification & Recertification
                                                          Jeff Hunt (Aerospace Engineering, UT Austin, 1987)
T3606B: From 6pm Friday to 2pm Sunday June 18, 19, 20                                                                      Learn Texas’ concealed handgun qualifications, when
                                                         has been involved in hang gliding since 1978 and para-
T3606C: From 6pm Friday to 2pm Sunday Jul 16, 17, 18
                                                         gliding since 2000. He has an advanced instructors cer- force is permitted, non-violent conflict resolution, safe
T3606D: From 6pm Friday to 2pm Sunday Sep 17, 18, 19 tification from the USHPA.                                            storage and handling of firearms (child safety) and range
                                                         $36 + $85 materials (all equipment provided)                      safety. Upon successful completion of the course and
      You can download this schedule                     Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               the demonstration of handgun proficiency, students are
           as a PDF at www.llu.com                       T371B: 1 Sat 10am-noon (classroom) & 1pm-dusk awarded the handgun proficiency certificate required
                                                         (field) July 24                                                   when applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit. For re-
                                                                                                                           certification, new laws will be covered on the first day;
                                                                                                                           conflict resolution and shooting proficiency will be cov-
                                                                                                                           ered the second day. NOTE: Students must be at least
                                                                                                                           within six months of their 21st birthday to enroll in this
                                                                                                                           class and to receive state certification. Guns are not to
                                                                                                                           be brought to the first class. The second weekend, the
                                                                                                                           afternoon portion of the class will meet at a shooting
                                                                                                                           range near Hobby Airport.
                                                                                                                            Buddy Kelley...see 3822.
                                                                                                                           $50 + $5 DPS fee payable to instructor, $35- for
                                                                                                                           materials
           3131 Eastside, Suite 435, Houston, Texas 77098 • (713) 521-2005 • Hope@HNordmeyer.com                           Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                                                                           T3831D: 2 Sat 9am-4pm Aug 7, 14
18        Register        online      at    www.llu.com             or     by     phone        at    713-529-4414            Leisure        Learning          Unlimited,         Inc.
                                                                                                                           additional flower types. Take home your creation to
Explosives Awareness:                                        NEW Suculant Lamb                                             show off to family and friends! NOTE: See note with
An Up Close & Personal Learning                              With a list of recipes and a bit of encouragement, pre-
                                                                                                                           4031.
Experience That’s a Blast!                                   pare some of Chef Jamie’s favorite dishes. Start with a
                                                                                                                            Debra Wallace was a cake-decorating instructor for
Don’t try this at home! Instead come watch a professional    French version of a traditional Moroccan lamb tagine
                                                                                                                           Wilton Industries. She has worked with several chefs in
at Bonetti Explosives provide a day of exciting learning     (stew) with couscous. Also make an English “crowned”
                                                                                                                           Houston and Austin.
in a safe environment. Feel the awesome power of high        rack of lamb with roasted new potatoes and rosemary.
                                                                                                                           $5 ($15 food fee included) + $15 for supplies to be
explosives like TNT shake the ground. See the pyrotech-      For an American twist, finish off the class with what
                                                             is bound to be your new favorite meal, lamb burgers!          purchased in class which are yours to keep
nic display and witness the destructive power of explo-                                                                    SW Houston: 59/Fondren
sives first hand. Receive a basic introduction to various    NOTE: See note with 4031.
                                                              Jamie Cunningham...see 4031.                                 T10G: CDI–1 Sun 3-6pm Jul 11
types of explosives (high and low) and follow in the foot-                                                                 T11G: CDII– Sat 10am-1pm Jul 24
                                                             $65 (includes $0 food fee)
steps of a modern day Alfred Nobel. Enjoy a day in the                                                                     T10H: CDI–1 Sun 3-6pm Aug 8
                                                             SW Houston: 59/Fondren
country...but don’t expect too much peace and quiet.                                                                       T11H: CDII–1 Sun 3-6pm Aug 22
                                                             T038A: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Aug 17
 Matt Barnett (BA, Chemistry, Texas A&M) has over                                                                          T10I: CDI–1 Sat 3-6pm Sep 4
20 years of experience in explosives. He has worked in       NEW kids–Chef for a Day                                       T11I: CDII–1 Sun 10am-1pm Sep 12
Schlumberger’s shaped charge manufacturing plant and         This summer, let your young chefs loose in the kitchen
in the unexploded ordnance field. He owns and operates       with Chef Jamie! Along with basic kitchen safety, your        Royal Icing Flowers
                                                             child will leave this class with the enough cooking (and      “Grow” beautiful flowers year-round. Learn to make
Bonetti Explosives, LLC.
                                                             cleaning) skills to give you a break from time to time.       eight different beautiful, edible flowers to adorn your
$80/adult; $60/youth (10-16 with an adult 1+) + $0
                                                             Group 1 (066) will make two meals, grilled cheese            cakes and cookies. Make the perfect icing, color it and
materials & optional $0 for T-Shirt
                                                             sandwiches and scrambled eggs. Plus they will prepare         discover how to store the flowers. Also arrange your
Columbus, TX: I-10/Hwy 71                                                                                                  flowers, including sweet peas, roses, pansies, vio-
T3850B: 1 Sat 10am-3pm Jul 17                                and decorate enough cupcakes to bring home to share!
                                                             Group  (067) will learn knife safety while preparing        lets, daises, Easter lilies, poinsettias and more as well
T3850C: 1 Sat 10am-3pm Aug 14                                                                                              as leaves and stems. NOTE: See note with 4031.
                                                             delicious spaghetti with toasted garlic bread, a fresh sal-
T3850D: 1 Sat 10am-3pm Sep 25                                                                                               Debra Wallace...see 4120.
                                                             ad, and yummy glazed brownies. In both group settings,
                                                             each child will bring home their recipes plus a chef’s hat    $7 + $15 for supplies
               COOkING,                                      and apron. NOTE: Suggested ages: 6-9 years – Group            SW Houston: 59/Fondren
              WINE & BEER                                    1; 10-12 years–Group 2. NOTE: See note with 4031.             T15B: 1 Sat 10am-1pm Jun 19
                                                                                                                           T15C: 1 Sun 3-6pm Sep 12
                                                              Jamie Cunningham...see 4031.
                                                             $0 (includes $10 food & materials fee)                       All About Cupcakes–
        Registration Policy for                              SW Houston: 59/Fondren
                                                                                                                           A Parent/Child Class
          Cooking Classes                                    T066A: Group 1–1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Aug 21
                                                                                                                           For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
                                                             T067A: Group 2–1 Sat 2:30-4pm Aug 21
                                                                                                                           T18E: 1 Sat 10am-1pm Jul 3
To keep down costs for classes involving the consumption
of food and drink, LLU requests payment at least two
                                                         NEW Soufflé                                                       T18F: 1 Sat 10am-1pm Sep 4
                                                         Soufflé is a very versatile and surprisingly easy dish.           Fun with Cookies
working days before the class begins. We accept late
                                                         In this hands-on class, make soufflé with your own fa-            Make and bake the perfect cookie with Royal Icing in
registrations on a case-by-case basis. Registration
                                                         vorite ingredients like cheese, spinach, corn, sausage,
procedures appear on the inside back cover.                                                                                several consistencies for borders and flooding. Then
                                                         etc. For those a little more fearful of this intimidat-
                                                                                                                           learn great techniques for decorating your cookies. Ed-
NEW Cooking Around the World–                            ing French dish, try a twice-baked soufflé? It’s fail-
                                                                                                                           ible Images demo too. Remember, Christmas cookies
Pakistan                                                 proof and for a show stopping dessert, prepare a rich
                                                                                                                           make great gifts. This is almost 100% hands-on and
Chef Jamie Cunningham began her career at the US dark chocolate soufflé. NOTE: See note with 4031.                         you’ll take home a professional looking cookie bouquet
Embassy in Islamabad. This hands-on class will Jamie Cunningham...see 4031.                                                you made yourself! NOTE: See note with 4031.
                                                         $5 ($15 food fee included)
explore the rich, spicy region of northern Pakistan.                                                                        Mai Borges started cooking at a very young age, in-
                                                         SW Houston: 59/Fondren
Recipes include beef karahi (dry stew), chicken raita                                                                      heriting her Italian grandfather’s passion for good food
                                                         T070A: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Aug 24
(yogurt and cilantro), chicken biryani, the best dahl                                                                      as well as her mother’s work ethic and love of cooking.
(lentils) you’ve ever eaten, and kheer (sweet rice pud- NEW Fondue                                                         She added her particular touch, always making her fam-
ding). You will also try your hand at making chapatis Do you have an old fondue pot collecting dust in your                ily happy with good healthy meals.
or roti (flatbread). If you like yogurt, tomatoes, ci- kitchen? Well dust it off and get ready for a fun and fab-          $5 ($15 food fee included) + $10 for supplies
lantro, ginger and chiles, this class is for you! NOTE: ulous fondue party! You will learn the basics of fondue            SW Houston: 59/Fondren
There may be cats present in the house.                  as well as proper fondue etiquette. Menu includes meat            T136E: 1 Sat 3-6pm Jul 3
Jamie Cunningham graduated from the Cordon Bleu fondue (in oil of course), cheese fondue, and chocolate                    T136F: 1 Sat 10am-1pm Sep 11
in Paris and worked in the food and beverage industry fondue all paired with accompanying wines. Please
from 1985-2002. For three years she was a personal chef bring your own pot if you have one. NOTE: See note
                                                                                                                           Chocolate & Truffles–
in Paris and Indonesia.                                  with 4031. Jamie Cunningham...see 4031.                           Gifts from the kitchen
$65 (includes $0 food fee)                              $65 ($5 food fee included)                                       For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
                                                         SW Houston: 59/Fondren                                            T13E: 1 Sat noon-2:30pm Jun 19
SW Houston: 59/Fondren
T031A: 1 Sun 11am-2pm Aug 8                             T07A: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Aug 19

Cooking Around the World–Thailand                               For details about these classes                                  Divorce Without Dispute
Because of the spices, Thailand is one of the best plac-                  see page 19.                                               Mediate First Not Last
es to eat on the planet! This class will make spicy Tum      Soft Cheese Making for Beginners                                          Peaceful and Business-like!
Yum Gong (shrimp soup), Pad Thai noodles (chicken                                                                                        Stop dueling attorneys.
with peanuts), green curry with eggplant and coconut         NEW Aged Cheese Making
                                                                                                                                  Financial professional and attorney as
milk, the perfect Jasmine rice (Thai style), and for         NEW Artisan Breads Baked at Home
“kanom” (dessert) a traditional Thai sticky rice with                                                                              co-mediators and a psychologist for
mango. Sawadee Kah! NOTE: See note with 4031.                NEW Artisan Bread Baking
                                                                                                                                   communication and parenting plans.
Jamie Cunningham...see 4031.                                 Creative Cake Decorating I & II                                 See the LLU “Divorce in Texas” class (#9231)!
$5 ($15 food fee included)                              In these hands-on classes, learn the secrets professional
SW Houston: 59/Fondren                                   decorators use to turn a simple cake into a work of art.                     Patricia Barrett CFP, CDFA
T03C: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jul 14                         In class 10 (Cake Decorating I) create rose petal flow-                      Lifetime Planning, LLC
Spring Roll Workshop                                     ers, piped leaves, basket weaves, borders, and edges. In                             281-444-1449
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.  class 11 (Cake Decorating II), learn how to use rolled
                                                         fondant to cover your cake, extended borders, edges and
                                                                                                                                        www.lifetimeplanning.cc
T03B: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Jul 12
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                                Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                       19




   Bread & Cheese,
                                                                                                                                 NEW Tasting Beers of the World
                                                                                                                                 Pale ale, brown ale, pilsner and stout are all beer, right?
                                                                                                                                 What’s the difference? Come taste and learn! Your in-
                                                                                                                                 structor will select great brews from around the world.
                                                                                                                                 Enjoy some light food, including cheese and bread as a
                                                                                                                                 palate cleanser. Discuss ways to enjoy beer, identify fla-



     Wine & Beer
                                                                                                                                 vors and aromas, and the differences between the many
                                                                                                                                 styles of beer. James Wolfe...see 4722.
                                                                                                                                 $35 + $5 for food & beer
                                                                                                                                 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                                                                                 T73A: 1 Fri 7-10pm Sep 10

Soft Cheese Making for Beginners                                   NEW Artisan Bread Baking                                      NEW Basic Beer Brewing
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make homemade                If you don’t have time for the three session class (09),    Make beer! Learn how to combine the basic ingredients:
soft cheese and dairy products from store bought milk.             learn the basics and add toppings to a pizza that you’ll      malt, hops, yeast, and water to produce a brew that is
Recipes will include: mascarpone, crème fraiche, yo-               bake for lunch/dinner. In the first hour, you’ll be in your   as good as your favorite craft brew...for about half the
gurt, butter, ricotta and mozzarella. Each student will            own class; in the final three hours observe everything        price. Make beer the first night! Bottle it the second. On
make their own mozzarella in class and take it home to             you need to know to make bread at home.                       the second week sample six beers made by the instruc-
enjoy. NOTE: There may be cats present in the house.                Thomas Haney...see 4094.                                     tor and then brew the classes choice the following week.
 Charmaine LeBlanc owes most of her experience                     $65 ($1 materials fee included)                              The last week, bottle this beer. When the class is over,
working in food service working for Ralph and Kacoo’s              Museum District: Fannin/Southmore                             you’ll have beers from two of the classes to take home.
Seafood, Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, and as a                   T095A: 1 Wed 5:30-9:30pm Jul 14                              James Wolfe...see 4722.
Sous-Chef for Chef Tony Lee.                                       T095B: 1 Wed 5:30-9:30pm Aug 4                               $60 + $1 for materials
$5 ($15 food fee included)                                                                                                      SW Houston: 59/Fondren
                                                                   T095C: 1 Sat 9am-1pm Aug 21
SW Houston: 59/Fondren                                                                                                           T76A: 4 Mon 7-9:30pm Jul 19, 26, Aug 2, 9
T08F: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jun 24                                 Wine & Food–The Perfect Pair
T08G: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 13                                  Wine and food have a long association. What’s right and
                                                                   wrong causes many people to worry to the point that they
T08H: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 7
                                                                   just skip wine at dinner. What a shame! Enjoy great food,          Cooking with Lucia Bettler
NEW Aged Cheese Making                                             wine, and learn how to pair wine and food with confi-
Cheese making is not a mere artisan occupation but a real          dence. This class will provide you with the basics of what     NEW Tapas–Little Dishes of Spain
art to be compared with painting. Like painting, anyone can        makes a good wine and food pairing work and what gen-          Tapas are legendary morsels from Spain served in
learn the principles, the techniques, and the handling of the      erally doesn’t. A four-course meal served with a paired        wine bars. They make perfect party food or a light
equipment. These classes will concentrate on aged cheeses          wine with each course illustrates the principles involved.     meal. Sample an array of these easy to prepare little
including pressing, brining, curing, and will use raw milk         It will include a green salad, a mild cheese plate, a beef     dishes, making use of Spain’s herbal trinity: rosemary,
along with pasteurized milk. In 085 make Rusty Goat. This         or chicken entrée and dessert. Coffee or tea will also be      thyme and bay. The menu includes white asparagus,
is a semi-firm wheel that has been rubbed down with pure
                                                                   served. NOTE: Due to the necessities of food prepara-          pinchos (little morsels) on toast, shrimp in beer batter
olive oil and Pimenton (smoked Spanish paprika) during its
aging process. With a pronounced natural molded rind giving        tion, you must enroll for this class no later than 5pm the     with Spanish paprika, mushrooms in a sherry and gar-
way to a beautiful layer of rusty red and then pure white, this    weekday prior to the scheduled start time.                     lic sauce, marinated bell pepper with herbs and capers,
cheese is pleasing to the eye and the palate. In 086 make Goi      Mark Tarver has been studying wine since 1999 and             and Spanish wine.
Chi-eddar. This raw cows milk hard cheese will take some           has been certified as a sommelier by the International          Lucia Bettler is past president of the International
patience, but the result will be worth the wait. Bandaged with     Sommelier Guild. He has traveled to many wine regions          Herb Association, a certified aromatherapist, and a
layers of cheesecloth, bacon fat and Goi Chi Jun (Korean pep-      in the United States, France, and Italy.                       member of the herb society of America. She is the
per paste), this cheese is aged for a minimum of 10 months.        $5 ($15 food fee included) + $5-10 for wine                   owner of Lucia’s Garden, an herb store, and tends a
The mature cheese will have a mottled rind and deep flavor         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            thriving herb garden.
with a sight crystalline texture. NOTE: Soft Cheese Making         T700C: 1 Tues 6:30-9:15pm Jun 22
                                                                                                                                  $6 ($0 food fee included)
is not required but would be helpful. Eat cheese in class and      T700D: 1 Tues 6:30-9:15pm Aug 10
                                                                                                                                  Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond
take home samples of the finished products.
 Brandon Shillings and Drew Wilson are the chief cheese            Belli Vini! An Intro to Italian Wine                           T161B: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug 25
makers at Pola Artisan Cheese. By using Old World Euro-        Discover and learn about Italian wine as a form of “cul-           A Taste of Spain–Paella & More
                                                               tural art”. There’ll be five wines and a discussion about
pean traditions and techniques, they create a variety of cheeses                                                                  The color, freshness and delicious variety of Spanish
utilizing local cow and goat milks. This Houston-based com-    some of the best wines representative of their respective
                                                                                                                                  cooking are captured in this class that begins with the
pany offers a variety of cheeses, from soft ripened cheese ag- regions. A wine background not required.
                                                                                                                                  sea’s bounty. Although simple to cook, the food em-
ing no more than two weeks to hearty mountain type cheeses      Philip Cusimano is a specialist in Italian wines having
                                                                                                                                  bodies the diverse history of Spain, with culinary in-
aged over a year. Procuring milk from local farms, they are    worked hand in hand with some of Italy’s most pres-
able to stand by their motto: this land, this milk, this cheese.
                                                               tigious wine producers. He has conducted Italian wine              fluences from the Moors as well as the “New World.”
$6 ($0 food and equipment fee included)                      classes for some of the finest Italian restaurants through-        Lucia will delight you with: seafood paella, pelotas
Montrose: Richmond/Shepherd                                    out the southwest since 1980.                                      en salsa roja (tiny meatballs in red sherry sauce), to-
T085A: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 27                              $39 + $7.50-10 for wine                                            matoes rellenos a la alicantina (stuffed tomatoes with
T086A: 1 Sat 1-6pm Sep 25                                     Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                spinach and pine nuts), ensalada de naranjas Valenci-
                                                                                                                                  anas (Valencia orange and onion salad), and Valencia
NEW Artisan Breads Baked at Home T706B: 1 Fri 7:30-9:30pm Jul 16                                                                 chocolate mousse.
With the knowledge and formulas provided in this class, T706C: 1 Fri 7-9pm Sep 17
                                                                                                                                   Lucia Bettler...see 4161.
anyone can make world-class bread. In this hands-on class, Tasting Texas Beers
make and bake bread. Learn the basics of bread baking. A Pale ale, brown ale, pilsner and stout are all beer, right?              $6 ($0 food fee included)
syllabus will be provided the first night and the process will What’s the difference? Come taste and learn! Texas is home         Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond
begin. All ingredients will be supplied. Delve into Italian, to several excellent breweries and many of their beers are           T163A: 1 Wed 6:30-10pm Jul 14
French, and European/American breads as well as quick- available in the Houston market. Taste a sample of bottled                 Culinary Specialties of Hungary
breads. Just the smell should make this a joyous experience.                                                                      Sour cream, tomatoes, and onion are characteristic of
                                                               beers available from around the state. Enjoy some light
 Thomas Haney, a classroom teacher by profession, is an
award-winning bread baker. He has been baking as a cater- food, including cheese and bread, as a palate cleanser. Dis-            Hungarian cooking. Learn to make Hungarian steamed
er for several years and has many enthusiastic customers. cuss ways to enjoy beer, identify flavors and aromas, and               cabbage with caraway seeds; asparagus with sour
$130 ($30 food fee included)                                   the differences between the many styles of beer.                   cream and paprika; goulash over noodles; and a two
Museum District: Fannin/Southmore                               James Wolfe is an enthusiastic home brewer and has                layered chocolate cake with apricot jam and chocolate
T09A: 1 Mon & 1 Tues & 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jul been enjoying good beer since 2001. Throughout his trav-                           fondant.
12, 13, 14                                                     els he has tasted and critiqued over 800 different beers.           Lucia Bettler...see 4163.
T09B: 1 Mon & 1 Tues & 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug $35 + $5 for food & beer                                                           $6 ($0 food fee included)
2, 3, 4                                                        Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                                                                                  Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond
T09C: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm 1 Fri 6:30-9:30pm & 1 T7C: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jul 28
                                                                                                                                  T16A: 1 Wed 6:30-10pm Jun 30
Sat 10am-1pm Aug 18, 20, 21                                    T7D: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 7
0        Register        online       at     www.llu.com          or     by     phone        at     713-529-4414            Leisure        Learning         Unlimited,        Inc.
                                                             cruz, Mexican flag rice, shrimp ceviche escuinapa, squash     her grandmother in the state of Punjab, India. She has
Julia Child’s French Dishes for                              salad, Jamaica water with limes, and tres leches cake.        wowed friends and family with her cooking since 1985.
An American kitchen                                           Lucia Bettler...see 4161.                                    $60 ($10 food fee included)
Like so many of you, Lucia loved the movie “Julie & Ju- $6 ($15 food fee included)                                        SW Houston: 59/Fondren
lia” and was inspired to offer an evening of some of Julia Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond                                     T301A: 1 Sat 9am-noon Aug 28
Child’s classic recipes. Step by step, follow the master’s T197A: 1 Wed 6:30-10pm Jul 7
advice, learning new techniques to help you enjoy your Sushi & Sashimi                                                     NEW Mahal Delights–
time creating in the kitchen. Come prepared for a delightful In this total hands-on class, learn the basic concept         Beg. Northern Indian Cooking
evening. The menu: Coquilles St. Jacques a la Provencale of sushi (and an introduction to sashimi) as you cre-             For details about this class, please see page 4.
(scallops with wine, garlic and herbs), Canapés aux Epi- ate your own California roll, tamki, dynamite roll, ebi           Eat your Way to Good Health
nards (spinach and cheese canapés), Carottes a la Forest- and edomae-zushi. Recipes include soy syrup, pickled             We are swamped with commercials encouraging us
iere (braised carrots with artichoke hearts and mushrooms), ginger, and Japanese mayonnaise. Health concerns will          to eat. With a one-size-fits-all approach, schools often
Riz au Beurre (buttered rice), and Le Marquis Chocolat also be addressed. Additional class information avail-              overfeed our kids. Sugar is in everything. It’s not sur-
(chocolate sponge cake). Lucia Bettler...see 4161.           able at: www.houston-sushi.com/leisurelearning.htm            prising people get sick due to their diet. This class will
$6 ($0 food fee included)                                  NOTE: See note with 4031.                                     help you eat healthfully. Learn how to grocery shop and
Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond                                  Carl Rosa is the founder and president of the 400+            create a safe food environment. Learn how to prepare
T165D: 1 Thurs 6:30-10pm Jun 17                             member Sushi Club of Houston.                                 quick, healthy, delicious meals. Participate in preparing
T165E: 1 Thurs 6:30-10pm Jul 22                             $73 per person ($0 per person food fee included)             meals in advance for busy schedules. NOTE: Part of the
T165F: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug 25                             SW Houston: 59/Fondren                                        first class will include a grocery store tour; the third
New Orleans Seafood Feast                                   T10F: 1 Sat 3-6pm Jul 10                                     class will cook in a kitchen in the Museum District.
Harken back to lazy evenings in a New Orleans eatery        T10G: 1 Sat 3-6pm Aug 7                                       Berniece Davis (AA, Health & Physical Fitness Edu-
enjoying the tantalizing smells and the wonderful cuisine   T10H: 1 Sat 3-6pm Sep 4                                      cation, HCC) owns BJ’s Fitness. She has been teaching
of the Crescent City. Lucia’s father was born in New Or-                                                                   nutrition since 2000 including in after school programs.
                                                            Latin American/Venezuelan Cuisine
leans and she grew up in a kitchen that knew the spices,    For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.        She is the author of The Before and After Cookbook,
seafood, and music of this treasure on the Mississippi.     T16C: 1 Sat 3-6pm Jul 24                                     Transitioning into Healthy Eating.
The menu consists of shrimp etouffee over pecan rice,       T16D: 1 Sat 10am-1pm Sep 25                                  $110 ($10 food fee included)
Mama’s famous crab casserole, baked zucchini with baby                                                                     Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Swiss and Parmesan cheese, French bread with garlic herb          Mexican Cooking with                                     T315D: 3 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 12, 19, 26
butter, and luscious bread pudding with whiskey sauce.
                                                                Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
 Lucia Bettler...see 4161.                                                                                                                 Eating Vegan
$6 ($15 food fee included)
Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond                                 NEW Chiles Rellenos
                                                            In this hands-on class, learn to make Chiles Rellenos          Vegan Organic 101
T170-5A: 1 Tues 6:30-10pm Jul 27                                                                                     This is arguably the healthiest way to eat but preparation
T170-5B: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Sep 29                          (stuffed poblano chiles) the way Sylvia prepares them!
                                                            Course items include salsa topping, Mexican rice, beans   requires special care. Learn to cook with fresh, pure, un-
NEW Lighten Up; Eat Well                                    and a dessert.                                            adulterated food. Get the most out of the nutrients and
Summer is a time for eating light. Enjoy an evening of       Sylvia Casares Copeland (BA, Home Economics, UT)         savor the wonderful flavors. Make dishes from the five
heart healthy and reduced fat dishes, so delicious you’ll   is the chef and owner of Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, a    major food groups: grains, beans, vegetables, fruits and
forget just how healthy this meal is! The menu, from                                                                  proteins. Discover what oils to use with what foods.
                                                            restaurant that burst upon the local scene in 1997. Prior to
Eating Well magazine includes: savory Thai shrimp                                                                     Among the dishes you’ll prepare in this hands-on class
                                                            starting her renowned restaurant, she spent 10 years in the
salad with chopped herbs and fish sauce, thyme and ses-     test kitchens of Uncle Ben’s Rice, developing and testing are a savory tart, an elegant bisque, salads with dress-
ame-crusted Pacific halibut, orange-scented green beans     recipes. Everything is fresh and made from scratch.       ings, and even cookies. Enjoy one smoothie and learn to
with toasted almonds, and frozen yogurt with a medley       $55 (meal included)                                       make many others.
of summer berries. Lucia Bettler...see 4161.                West Houston: Westheimer/Dairy Ashford                     Staci Davis is a vegan chef to the rock stars who has
$6 ($0 food fee included)                                 T61A: 1 Sat 12:30-3:30pm Aug 21                         worked in Houston since 1987. She has cooked for
Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond                                                                                           groups as large as 200.
T17A: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug 18                            NEW Tex-Mex Soups & Stews                                 $59 ($15 food fee included)
                                                            Tex-Mex Soups & Stews will bring you home to the SW Houston: 59/Fondren
The Tuscan Table                                            border with family favorites such as Carne Guisado T330C: 1 Sun 3-6pm Jul 25
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.     (pork stew), Caldo de Res (beef soup), Fidello (Chicken T330D: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Sep 20
T186B: 1 Wed 6:30-10pm Jun 23                              noodle soup), menudo (pork tripe soup–the reported
Under the Tuscan Sun                                        cure for hangovers!). As an added treat Sylvia will teach Meatless Alternatives
The beauty and simplicity of Tuscan countryside- living     her favorite, Rio Grande Valley Arroz (Mexican rice) For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
beckons to us. Come to Lucia’s kitchen where only the       and Polvorones (cookies). Sylvia Casares...see 4261. T33A: 1 Sun 3-6pm Jun 20
freshest ingredients are allowed. Herbs are picked right    $55 per class (meal included)                             Versatile Tofu:
from the garden and Italian opera provides the back-        West Houston: Westheimer/Dairy Ashford                    The Meat & Dairy Alternative
drop for an evening of cooking the “cuisine of the sun”.    T6A: 1 Sat 12:30-3:30pm Sep 18                         Learn to make chipotle chili, vegetable lasagna, silk
Menu: spinach pasta with asparagus and lemon peel,                                                                    pies, bread pudding and much more.
baked yellow peppers with ricotta and herbs, basil and
                                                            NEW Border Style Enchiladas
                                                            For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.    Staci Davis...see 4330.
lemon chicken with summer squash and mushrooms,                                                                       $5 ($15 food fee included)
                                                            T7A: 1 Sat 12:30-3:30pm Jun 19
fresh sliced tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and ba-                                                                 SW Houston: 59/Fondren
sil with balsamic vinegar and pine nuts, and buttermilk     NEW Nashta–Introduction to                                T333C: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Aug 16
lemon cake with fresh berries and lemon verbena.            Breakfast Recipes from India
 Lucia Bettler...see 4161.                                  Not too rich, not too light, this class is designed to be      NEW Vegetarian Tamales
$6 ($0 food fee included)                                 just the right way to learn to make such traditional Indian    Healthy tamales! That’s what you’ll make in this
Upper Kirby: Kirby/Richmond                                 breakfast recipes as crepes and pancakes made of whole         class. Three kinds: chipotle and black bean, spinach
T188E: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug 11                            grain flours (chick-pea, millet, sorghum, buckwheat),          and corn, and breakfast tamales. Also make delicious
                                                                                                                           tamale sauces. Come hungry or plan to take some
Fiesta for Frida kahlo                                      paranthas (flat bread stuffed with eggs/spinach/potatoes/
                                                                                                                           home.
Join Lucia and her friend Jano Nixon (graduate of the UH    cheese), semolina based upma and halwa, poha (flattened
Hilton School of Hotel Management) as they teach you        rice) with nuts and potatoes, and hot cereal made from          Staci Davis...see 4330.
to prepare a delicious meal to celebrate the birthday of    bulgar wheat with refreshing aromatic spices. The class        $5 ($15 food fee included)
Frida Kahlo, the famous artist from Mexico. This colorful   will provide a memorable hands-on cooking experience.          SW Houston: 59/Fondren
woman loved to create fabulous meals for her friends and     Loveena Kapur was taught to cook in this style by             T33A: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Sep 27
family. In her honor we will prepare red snapper Vera-
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                              Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                     1
How to Become                                                     Cooking Correctly...                                          Summer Sizzle–Cooking Camps for
a Personal Chef I & II                                            Confidence in the kitchen                                     kids 9 years Through Middle School
More people want to eat healthier today but don’t have the        In four sessions learn a vast array of cooking tech-          & Adults
time to do it or just don’t know how. Become a personal chef      niques that will make you proficient in the kitchen.     This class or these classes will change your life forever!
to meet this growing demand. You don’t have to go to culi-        These skills will be applicable to all types of menus,   Develop confidence and independence in the kitchen.
nary school to be a successful personal chef, and you don’t       breakfast, lunch and dinner. Basic Skills I: Don’t save  Basic cooking skills, nutrition, safety and menu planning
need a lot of money to get started. In Part I (353), find out    the best for last. Master desserts first. When planning  will be taught. On Monday, prepare a full lunch and din-
how to set up your business (DBA, food safety certification,
                                                                  a dessert party think of the five ‘c’s: chocolate, cara- ner using a variety of skills that include use of the oven
website, etc.) and receive cooking tips (knife skills, short-
cuts, etc.) that will translate into happy customers and a good   mel, coffee, cheesecake and crème brulee. Beverages      and stove top. Salads and spices will be woven into the
return on your investment. These cooking tips will comple-        will also be served. Basic Skills II: Salads, Soups and  curriculum. Tuesday, prepare a menu that students and
ment a meal that will be served throughout class. In Part II      Vegetables. Discuss how to prepare a variety of popu-    the teacher design on Monday. Wednesday, continue to
(35), observe the preparation, cooking, and end phases of       lar salad dressings and the art of salad preparation and prepare meals for the family based on student input during
“a day in the life” of a personal chef. See exactly how it is     homemade soups. Basic Skills III: Sauces and More        the menu-planning portion of class. Thursday, some will
done and dine on six dishes that will be prepared.                Sauces: Discuss basic mother sauces with cream, lem-     say, the best is saved for last. Learn classy, elegant dessert
 Pamela Kletke (MBA, U of St. Thomas) has been a                  on, tomato, brown and white bases. Then move onto        making. In each class, either eat what you prepare or box
personal chef since 2005. She is a gardener and nutri-                                                                     it up and take it home. NOTE: Students can enroll as
tional consultant. Heights: Washington/Heights Blvd.              more friendly sauces for the everyday meal. Learn the
                                                                  formula to build a pan sauce and apply it to veggies,    often as desired because recipes will be unique in every
 Heights: Washington/Heights Blvd.                                                                                         class. Also, adults may participate in the morning class
$53 ($8 food fee included)                                        meat, chicken and fish. Basic Skills IV: How to Pre-
                                                                  pare the Perfect Meal for Some of the Major Holidays:    if accompanied by a child; children may participate in
T353A:Part I–1 Sun 1-4pm Aug 1
T353B: Part I–1 Sun 1-4pm Sep 19                                                                                          the afternoon class if accompanied by an adult. Adult
                                                                  Explore great ideas for menus for Thanksgiving, birth-
$69 ($10 food fee included)                                                                                                classes will be in the afternoon 1-3pm, same schedule as
                                                                  days, formal dinners and other important events. This
T35A: Part II–1 Sun 1-5pm Aug 8                                                                                          kids. High school students are welcome.
                                                                  course is ideal for all who love to cook or who want to
T35B: Part II–1 Sun 1-5pm Sep 26                                                                                          Ellen Schwartz...see 4501.
                                                                  love to learn and wish to increase their cooking knowl-  $85
Authentic Chinese Cooking                                         edge and improve their skills in the kitchen.            SW Houston: 59 South/Beltway 8
Get familiar with China without leaving Houston. Learn             Ellen Schwartz...see 4501.                              T56E: Kids: 1 Tues & 1 Wed & 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 9:30-
to make a four-course dinner including two hot dishes,            $10 per person ($50 food fee included)                  11:30am Jul 6, 7, 8, 9
one cold dish and a soup that will delight you and your           SW Houston: 59 South/Beltway 8                           T56F: Adults: 1 Tues & 1 Wed & 1 Thurs & 1 Fri
guests. Discover locally available (but not commonly              T506D: 4 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Jul 5, 12, 19, 26
served) ingredients including a wide variety of tofu,                                                                      1-3pm Jul 6, 7, 8, 9
                                                                  T506F: 4 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Aug 30, Sep 13, 20, 27         T56G: Kids: 1 Mon & 1 Tues & 1 Wed & 1 Thurs
mushrooms and Asian vegetables. Learn to use a variety
of meats and seafoods, and vegetarian alternatives. Reci-         kitchen Basics & Cooking Techniques 9:30-11:30am Jul 12, 13, 14, 15
pes will be different for each class and will be provided.        Learn more about cooking in six sessions than you ever T56H: Adults: 1 Mon & 1 Tues & 1 Wed & 1 Thurs
 Nicky Chin-Hsiu Smith is a native of Taiwan and a                thought possible. Each week discover a new skill... 1-3pm Jul 12, 13, 14, 15
graduate of the School of Culinary Arts at the Art Insti-         come hungry! 1st week: Knife sharpening skills and
tute of Houston.
                                                                  cutting techniques (hands on). 2nd week: Understand                        Wine Tasting &
$51 ($15 food fee included)
SW Houston: 59/Fondren                                            marinades and how to apply them to different types of                      Party Planning
T01D: 1 Sun 2-5pm Jul 18                                        meats, including fish and fowl (hands on). 3rd week:
T01E: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug 18                                  Bake, poach, sauté, and broil. 4th week: Change the
                                                                  face of any meal with six great sauces (hands on). 5th
                                                                                                                                 For details about these classes
                                                                                                                                                see page 19.
      Cooking Basics & More                                       week: How to bone chicken and filet meat, plus cut-
                                                                  ting and carving techniques (partially hands on). 6th Wine & Food–The Perfect Pair
       with Ellen Schwartz                                        week: Kitchen time management and how to prepare
                                                                  five complete meals in 30 minutes or less.                Belli Vini! An Intro to Italian Wine
Before Fundamentals–
The Essence of Cooking
                                                                   Ellen Schwartz...see 4501.                               Tasting Texas Beers
                                                                  $193 ($90 food fee included)
Be a cooking novice no more. Learn general facts about
                                                                  SW Houston: 59 South/Beltway 8
                                                                                                                            NEW Tasting Beers of the World
cooking and shopping: when to use a non-stick skillet versus
a stainless steel skillet, and how to buy cookware. Discuss       T51E: 6 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5   NEW Basic Beer Brewing
                                                                  T51F: 6 Tues 6:30-8:30pm Aug 24, 31, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28
what supplies you need to get started, and which products                                                                       Entertaining & Wine
are best to buy. Also what to look for in a recipe before you     Fabulous Outdoor Grilling                                     The Ridiculously Easy Way
buy the ingredients, and how to select a cookbook. Then         Savor home grilling while you taste the delicacies
put theory into practice, and learn to love cooking as you                                                                      Improve your wine IQ. Develop an understanding of
prepare simple but delicious dishes. Here’s everything you      straight off the grill. Learn to make marinades and dry         the myriad of varietals, regions and styles. You don’t
ever wanted to know about cooking.                              rubs to enhance the food. Meat is not just thrown on a          need to spend a lot of money on wine when entertain-
 Ellen Schwartz (MS, Reading Specialist, UH; MS,                grill but there are secrets and tricks to get the food on and   ing. The authors of The Guide to Ridiculously Easy
Counseling, HBU) is a former counselor in the Alief             off the grill so it pops with flavor. We’ll grill hamburg-      Entertaining will help allay those concerns by provid-
School District. She was a guest chef on the Cleverley          ers, fish, veggies, and chicken prepared several ways.          ing you with basic wine knowledge. Learn terms and
Stone 650AM radio show and on TV Fox 26 demon-                   Jay Schwartz has been the grill master in their family         receive ideas to entertain successfully and affordably
strating her recipes.                                           since 1980. Ellen Schwartz...see 4501.                          with wine.
$57 ($15 food fee included)                                                                                                      Mike Riccetti & Michael Wells are the authors of
                                                                $57 ($0 food fee included)
SW Houston: 59 South/Beltway 8                                                                                                  The Guide to Ridiculously Easy Entertaining Tips from
T501E: 1 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm Sep 11                            SW Houston: 59 South/Beltway 8
                                                                T53E: 1 Sat 6:30-8:30pm Jun 19                                Marfreless. Michael Wells is the co-owner of Marfre-
Hands-On Cooking Fundamentals                                   T53F: 1 Sun 3-5pm Jul 18                                      less. He has been in the hospitality business since
Walk into a kitchen and cook creatively. Get a good ground- T53G: 1 Fri 7-9pm Aug 27                                          1984. He has managed restaurants, bars, and clubs, and
ing in cooking techniques. If you learn a single recipe you                                                                     organized special events in Texas and Hawaii. Mike
know just one dish. If you learn good cooking techniques, Chicken Around the World                                              Riccetti is the author Houston Dining on the Cheap,
you can cook anything from fish to vegetables. In the first Create five gourmet international chicken dishes. Reci-             the local editor for the Zagat Survey, and regularly
meeting, prepare three to five dishes that will lay the founda- pes include curry chicken (India), chicken dijonnaise           contributes to publications concerning food, dining
tion for many more. In the second meeting prepare and serve (France), spicy glazed chipotle chicken (Mexico),                   and drinking.
main courses, salads, soups, appetizers and desserts.           chicken Tetrazzini (Italy), and Thai grilled chicken.           $5 (including six wines, cheese & appetizers)
 Ellen Schwartz...see 4501.                                                                                                     River Oaks: W. Gray/Shepherd
                                                                 Ellen Schwartz...see 4501.
$67 ($0 food fee included)
                                                                $5 ($15 food fee included)                                     T738E: 1 Wed 6:30-9pm Jun 16
SW Houston: 59 South/Beltway 8
T50F: 2 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm Jul 10, 17                        SW Houston: 59 South/Beltway 8                                  T738F: 1 Wed 6:30-9pm Jul 21
T50G: 2 Sun 2-4pm Sep 12, 19                                  T57B: 1 Sun 3-5pm Jul 11                                      T738G: 1 Wed 6:30-9pm Sep 22
        Register         online        at    www.llu.com             or     by      phone         at     713-529-4414             Leisure        Learning         Unlimited,         Inc.
Event Planning–The Nuts & Bolts                                 xpressit Conversational Spanish II                                Beginning Conversational Italian
Whether it’s for work, family or play, make that next           Expand your vocabulary. Learn more common expressions             Make the most of your next trip to Italy. Learn the lan-
event successful because of good planning. Learn how            with more conversational practice and cultural discussions.       guage and the culture.
to be proactive and avoid, as much as possible, those last      Review key points in Spanish I. Learn verbs ending in IR           Domenica Rinchinso is a native of Italy with extensive
minute emergencies so that you can have as much fun             and modal verbs querer, tener que, deber de, necesitar, tener     teaching experience.
as your guests. Receive step-by-step guidelines on how          ganas de, esperar (hope); object pronouns; intro to present
                                                                continuous tense to be plus verbs with ing; adverbs for pres-     $18 + $5 book & $5 optional CDs
to accomplish your goal. Learn how to get organized so                                                                            Galleria: Westheimer/610 W. Loop
                                                                ent tense and comparison with simple present tense; and ir-
that as many people as possible share the work. Also                                                                              T500E: 6 Wed 7-8:30pm Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8
                                                                regular verbs dar, saber, conocer, traer, hacer, querer (as to
receive information on vendor/venue selection, event            want and as to love). Patricia Coronado...see 5010.
marketing or invitations, how to create a theme and             $18 + $35 for book & flash cards
                                                                                                                                  From Spanish to Portuguese in a
more. With event planning, you have embarked upon               Galleria: Westheimer/610 W. Loop                                  Few Easy Steps
a path full of fun, excitement, big challenges and great        T501D: 6 Wed 7:45-9:15pm Jun 16, 23, 30, Jul 7, 14, 21           Are you a native Spanish speaker? Or have you
possibilities. Learn keys to throwing parties, organizing       T501E: 6 Mon 7:45-9:15pm Aug 30, Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11       studied Spanish up to the intermediate level? Would
group activities and large special events.                                                                                        you like to learn something about its sister tongue,
 Kelly Loft, a chef who trained at the Cordon Bleu, au-
thored Gala Fund Raising Guide. She is listed in the
                                                                          Accelerated Spanish                                     Portuguese? Explore the similarities and differences
                                                                                                                                  between Spanish and Portuguese through pronuncia-
‘97-’98 and ‘00-’03 Who’s Who of American Women.                                                                                  tion exercises, in-class activities, and simple read-
$35                                                             Accelerated Spanish Orientation +
                                                                                                                                  ings.
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                             Levels I & II
                                                                                                                                   Dan McLean (BA, Baylor, Spanish/French, MA, U of
T750E: 1 Wed 6:45-9pm Jul 7                                    Can you imagine being in a room where after just one hour
                                                                of exposure to Spanish you’re laughing and interacting in this    North Carolina) has been teaching since 1972. He has
T750F: 1 Tues 6:45-9pm Sep 21                                                                                                    taught Spanish, French, German, Russian, ESL and Portu-
                                                                language? That’s how it works in the Accelerated Spanish
                                                                class. Jane becomes Rosa, Peter becomes Mario and both            guese to corporate clients as well as at the college level.
                                                                start speaking Spanish from day one in a relaxed and positive     $18
                                                                atmosphere. In this Spanish class, colorful posters tell you      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                numbers, colors, expressions, verbs in different tenses and       T550C: 6 Mon 6:30-8pm Jul 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23
     A Foreign Language Mini-Test                               so on. Imagine identifying, in Spanish, fifty different objects
                                                                after practicing only ten minutes? How about at the end of        Conversational Portuguese
The following may help you select the appropriate class.        each session putting all you’ve learned in long term memory       If you speak some Spanish, Portuguese is just one
                                                                with the help of soft music? Well, Accelerated Spanish is all     step ahead of you, but if you don’t you can still learn
If you can translate only the following (and not much more),    this and more. This method has great techniques to teach the      this romantic language of Bossa Nova and Samba.
you probably belong in a Beginning Level I class.               perfect Spanish accent. In Level I (501), learn such greet-      This course will teach you the basic sentences, and
Good morning, Miss Jones.                                       ings as “good morning, hello, how are you?, I’m fine,” plus       make the most of your next trip to Brazil, Portugal,
                                                                family names like father and mother; numbers; common ex-
                                                                                                                                  Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mo-
If you can translate the following, you probably belong in a    pressions like please and thank you; colors; opposites such as
                                                                tall and short; how to tell time; days of the week; body parts;   zambique, East Timor, or Sao Tome and Principe
Beginning Level II class.
The book is on the table.                                       how to order in a restaurant; present tense verbs and an intro-   Islands.
                                                                duction to the future tense. Level II (50) includes a three      Eve Micheloni (555D), is a former Miss Sao Paulo
If you can translate the following, you’re probably ready for   to six hour review of Level I; future tense; use of negatives;    (1996) and ex-president of the Houston Brazilian Asso-
classes beyond Level II.                                        time limits such as yesterday, right now, etc.; cognate words;    ciation. She has taught Portuguese in the U.S. and Brazil.
I wish you had been in Spain last month.                        all kinds of question forms; a study of gerunding...I am wait-    Marilia Marques (55-5A), is a native Brazilian. She
                                                                ing, going, etc.; irregular words/verbs in present tense; more    holds a BA in journalism and is a multilingual specialist
      XPressit Language School                                  expressions such as marvelous, incredible, sure, why not, go      in Brazilian culture with over 20 years of experience.
                                                                ahead, etc.; and an introduction to past tense.                   $18 + $5 book & $5 optional CDs
                                                                 Tessy Atcheson is a specialist in accelerated and co-            Galleria: Westheimer/610 W. Loop
xpressit Conversational Spanish I                               operative learning. She taught this subject at UH from
In a positive and relaxed atmosphere, learn that “Lan-                                                                            T555D: 6 Mon 7-8:30pm Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16
                                                                1982-89 and has also taught in-house with many major
guage is Fun!” This program will help you communi-              Houston companies.                                                T555-5A: 6 Mon 7-8:30pm Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18
cate at work and at leisure. Learn the foundation of the        Orientation: $FREE; $195 for each level                           Conversational German I & II
language with a progressive approach to pronunciation,          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               Eins, zwei, drei… In Level I (5301), learn German
greetings, family, time, how to ask questions, describe         T500A: Orientation–1 Tues 6-8pm Jul 27                           the fast and fun way! Start with basic vocabulary,
things, and verbs of action in the present tense. Cultural      T501D: Level I–8 Tues 6-9pm Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,
                                                                Sep 7, 14, 21                                                     simple phrases and correct pronunciation and you will
points are discussed in each class.                                                                                               find that German is not as difficult as you thought.
 Patricia Coronado was the director or the Berlitz Lan-         T50C: Level II–8 Mon 6-9pm Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
                                                                Sep 13, 20, 27                                                    Also discuss travel to and the culture of countries
guage School in Guadalajara Mexico from 1985-1989.
                                                                                                                                  where German is spoken: Germany, Austria, Swit-
She speaks Spanish, English, German, and French.
Since 2003, she has owned and directed Xpressit Lan-                         Other Languages                                      zerland, Liechtenstein, and in parts of Luxembourg,
                                                                                                                                  Belgium and northern Italy. In Level II (530), if
guage School. She has taught for LLU since 1998. Her
staff is comprised of native speakers of the languages          Conversational French I & II                                      you know more German words then fahrvergnügen
they teach. All have been thoroughly reviewed by her.           Learn the language and culture of France in a relaxed at-         and sauerkraut but don’t feel comfortable dialoguing
Galleria: Westheimer/610 W. Loop                                mosphere. This course introduces students to basic pronun-        in German, this class for you. Improve your reading,
Saturdays–$168 + $5 book & $5 optional CDs                    ciation and grammar. The emphasis is on practicing vo-            acquire new phrases and vocabulary, and learn to love
T5010D: 4 Sat 10:30am-1:30pm Jul 17, 24, 31, Aug 7              cabulary and phrases through conversation. Students build         German grammar.
T5010E: 4 Sat 10:30am-1:30pm Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2              vocabulary through exercises in which only French is used.         Sandra Haudek is a native of Austria. She has a PhD
Weeknights–$18 + $5 text & $5 optional CDs                   NOTE: The materials fee listed is for Level I: 5111. Most         in Biochemistry and has been instructing students in this
                                                                of the materials are also used in Level II: 5120.                 field at Baylor College of Medicine for several years.
T5011G: 6 Mon 6:15-7:45pm Jul 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23
                                                                 Dr. Hervee Kpi, is from Paris, France and has been
T5011H: 6 Wed 7:45-9:15pm Jul 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25                                                                           $118 + $0 for book (used in German I & II)
                                                                a language instructor for several years. She has always
T5011I: 6 Mon 6:15-7:45pm Aug 30, Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11     received excellent evaluations from LLU students.                 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T5011J: 6 Wed 7:45-9:15pm Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6           $18 + $5 book & $5 optional CDs                                T5301C: German I–6 Wed 7:30-9:30pm Aug 4, 11, 18,
Daytime Intensive–$168 + $5 book & $5 optional CDs            Galleria: Westheimer/610 W. Loop                                  25, Sep 1, 8
T5016D: 6 Mon & 6 Wed 11am-noon Sep 13, 15, 20, 22, 27,         T5111E: French I–6 Thurs 6:15-7:45pm Jul 8, 15, 22,               T530B: German II–6 Wed 7:30-9:30pm Sep 15, 22,
29, Oct 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20                                    29, Aug 5, 12                                                     29, Oct 6, 13, 20
Evening Intensive–$18 + $5 book & $5 optional CDs            T510C: French II–6 Thurs 7:45-9:15pm Jul 8, 15, 22,
T5017C: 7 Tues & 5 Thurs 7-8:30pm Jun 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, Jul   29, Aug 5, 12
6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27                                        T5111F: French I–6 Thurs 6:15-7:45pm Aug 19, 26,                       You can download this schedule
                                                                Sep 2, 9, 16, 23
T5017D: 6 Tues & 6 Thurs 7-8:30pm Sep 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23,
                                                                T510D: French II–6 Thurs 7:45-9:15pm Aug 19, 26,                        as a PDF at www.llu.com
28, 30, Oct 5, 7, 12, 14
                                                                Sep 2, 9, 16, 23
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                                Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                      3

Beginning Written & Conversational                                     HEALTH, BODy & MIND                                        stress and impact our personal relationships. As much as
                                                                                                                                  we would like it, our problems seldom resolve themselves
Russian                                                                                                                           or disappear. This class will teach you a straightforward
More than 300 million people speak Russian, including the         Communicate Without Arguing                                     approach to solving your problems, no matter how big,
population of all former Soviet republics. You can too. As        Communicating can solve a great deal of issues; arguing
                                                                                                                                  by putting them in the proper perspective. Everyone has
a first step, learn to read the Cyrillic alphabet. As you prog-   rarely does. When people try to communicate, other things       problems but you don’t need to be overwhelmed by yours.
ress, acquire the phrases and vocabulary necessary to con-        often get added into the mix–defensiveness, negative as-        You may even solve a problem or two during class.
duct basic business and have social conversation. Gram-           sumptions and verbal attacks–which overshadow the is-           Jeff Brown is a computer specialist who has been solving
mar will be kept to a minimum; the emphasis will be on            sue at hand. Using interactive exercises, learn to identify     problems with programs and people for over 30 years.
speaking, reading and developing a practical vocabulary.          the difference between disagreeing and arguing. Control         $30 + $1 for materials
 Alina Liderman is a native of Ukraine’s capital and a                                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                  your natural fight-or-flight response so you can tell others
certified full-time classroom teacher. She also teaches                                                                           T6070B: 1 Sat 2-4pm Jul 24
Russian at Tomball College.                                       how you feel without telling them “where to go.”
                                                                   Morrell Price (BS, Civil Engineering, Prairie View A&M)        T6070C: 1 Wed 7-9pm Sep 15
$98
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               and Odetta Price (BS Nursing, Prairie View A&M) have            Practical NLP (Neuro Linguistic
T500D: 3 Sat 4:15-6:15pm Jul 31, Aug 7, 14                       been involved in training adults and children since 1990.       Programming) at Home & Work
T500E: 3 Sat 2:15-4:15pm Sep 25, Oct 2, 9                        Morrell’s background includes experience in customer            Your mind holds all the resources you need to live a
                                                                  service, marketing, and sales. Odetta’s background also         prosperous, fulfilling life. NLP has been called soft-
Basic Arabic I & II                                               includes experience in customer service and nursing.
Participate in classes that are full of fun. Learn both formal                                                                    ware for the brain because it gives you the right tools
                                                                  $9                                                             to awaken and use your mind for optimal results. Going
and informal Arabic. In Level I, learn the alphabet, basic
                                                                  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                             beyond the jargon of NLP, discover practical skills you
conversational skills and vocabulary, and a little bit of gram-
                                                                  T603D: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jul 24                                can use every day. Learn how to use imagery and words
mar. Learn colors, numbers, dates, time, directions and all the                                                                   to stay motivated in any situation and persuade others to
basic needs in life when you speak Arabic. In Level II, learn     T603E: 1 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Aug 7
                                                                                                                                  your point of view. Achieve that nagging goal you never
more conversation with deeper grammar and vocabulary.             How to keep People                                              seem to start or finish. Use the techniques and philoso-
Start to read words and make sentences on your own. The
class is fun and full of exciting new language techniques.        From Pushing your Buttons                                       phies in this course to experience more harmony, joy
                                                                  Who are the people who tick you off, drive you crazy, or        and fun every day. Learn and practice simple yet pow-
 Suzan Alami (BA, Sociology, minor in Arabic Literature,                                                                          erful NLP techniques you can apply immediately. As
U of Mu’tah in Jordan) is a native Arabic speaker. She came       in other words “press your buttons?” What situations and
                                                                                                                                  you integrate NLP into your life, you’ll find that it’s as
to the U.S. in 1995 and worked as an Arabic/English Docu-         irritants in life make you lose control of your emotions        natural as breathing. NOTE: This is an excellent com-
ments Translator for Texas Translation and Communication.         and sanity? Control your attitudes instead of letting them      panion course to Roy Flores’ NLP class, 6075.
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               control you. In this interactive and engaging workshop,          Sonya Faivre has had over 20 years of business man-
$13 + $0 materials                                              identify the two types of button-pushers in your life and       agement experience. She helps companies and individuals
T5650D: Level I–6 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 26, Sep 2, 9, 16,               learn to respond to them appropriately. Learn some sim-         thrive. Sonya is the owner of Faivre & Associates Con-
23, 30                                                            ple, highly effective techniques to control your anger and      sulting, Inc., a Houston-based training and coaching firm.
$160 + $0 materials                                              keep your joy. Discover the four steps to defuse your per-      $35 (materials included)
T565D: Level II– 6 Tues 7-9pm Aug 24, 31, Sep 7,                 sonal “hot buttons,” identify why certain things activate       Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
14, 21, 28                                                        your buttons and learn the one “Magic-Bullet Question”          T607C: 1 Sat 1:30-3:30pm Jul 24
Beginning Japanese Conversation &                                 that will keep situations from hijacking you emotionally.       Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Culture                                                            Morrell Price and Odetta Price...see 6043.                     Science Digest said, “NLP could be the most important
In this introduction to the basics of Japanese vocabulary         $39                                                             synthesis of knowledge about human communications
and structure, learn to exchange greetings, count, tell time,     Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                             to emerge since the explosion of humanistic psychology
use past, present and future tenses, use descriptive adjec-       T60D: 1 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Jul 24                             in the ‘60s.” NLP produces optimum resourceful states
tives, and much more. Great for anime and manga fans, for         T60E: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Aug 7                                 and creates the largest number of behavioral choices.
those who work with the Japanese or who hope to travel                                                                            Discover what you want and the secret of creating in-
to Japan. Topics such as proper etiquette, food, traditional      NEW Reiki I & II Certification                                  stant rapport with anyone. Discover how to duplicate the
customs and modern life in Japan are woven into the study         Reiki is a holistic health art used primarily for alleviating   success of others, handle resistance and solve problems,
of the language to create a fun and informative class.            and reducing stress. 6057: Level I can help in the relief of    improve health and increase energy levels, teach chil-
 Amy L. Smith has taught foreign languages for over 15            physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering. Learn     dren accelerated learning techniques, and take charge of
years. She studied Japanese at Vanderbilt and Indiana             to rid the body of energetic and physical toxins to enhance     the mind. Find out why NLP is the science of running
and at the Stanford Center in Japan. She taught English           stamina, intuition, and meditation. Begin or expand your        your brain in an optimal way.
in Japan for two years under a Ministry of Education fel-         knowledge of your holistic health practices. Study the his-      Roy Flores (BA/Psychology, UH) received his Certifi-
lowship. She has taught Japanese at the high school and                                                                           cation for Neuro Linguistic Professionals from the Rob-
                                                                  tory and uses of Reiki. Learn basic techniques for hands-       bins Research Institute in California and gives work-
college levels as well as secondary French and Spanish.           on treatment of yourself and others, and receive first-de-
$13 + $0 for materials                                                                                                          shops throughout the U.S. Also see 9169.
                                                                  gree attunement. In 6059: Level II, the practitioner will       $7
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                  discuss experiences from Reiki I. Then you will receive         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T5750C: 6 Thurs 7-9pm Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7
                                                                  chakra education for further healing. Learn Reiki II sym-       T6075D: 1 Sat 9am-noon Jul 10
Beginning Japanese Writing Lab                                    bols. Learn more about distance, mental and emotional           T6075E: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Sep 18
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.           healing. Energize your personal chakra through medita-
T575B: 2 Tues & 2 Thurs 7-9pm Jun 29, Jul 1, 6, 8                tion. Receive Level II attunement, and discuss case stud-
                                                                                                                                  Meditation from Soup to Nuts
                                                                  ies of Reiki. NOTE: Completion of Reiki I is required to How do you find peace in a stressful and chaotic world?
American Sign Language (ASL)–Intro                                attend Reiki II..                                        Are you stressed out, irritable, having trouble sleeping,
to Origins & Signs                                                                                                         having panic attacks, or in pain? Meditation may be the
                                                                   Dr. K. Akua Gray, N. D., is a certified Third Degree Reiki
ASL is a visual/gestural language developed by Ameri-             Master in the Usui Ryoho method of Reiki and a licensed  answer for you! This class is a fun, experiential class
can deaf people and is part of their culture. Learn basic         Naturopathic Doctor through the Health Professional Li-  for beginning and intermediate practitioners/students.
vocabulary and sentence structure at the conversational           censing Administration in the District of Colombia.      Included is: 1) discussion of meditation benefits and
level. ASL is the third most common language in Amer-                                                                      applications, 2) breathing, grounding and relaxation ex-
                                                                  $8
ica, used by more than half a million deaf people and                                                                      ercises to calm the body, mind and spirit, and 3) experi-
many more that interact with them.                                Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
 Brian Determan is a native signer and an ASL teacher             T6057A: Level 1–1 Sat 10am-3pm Aug 14                    ential, active and reflective meditations, alpha and theta
with 10+ years experience.                                        $160                                                     meditations, and the popular Labyrinth Meditation.
$18 + $5 book                                                   Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Hillcroft                         Janet Carroll, (BS, Nursing, U of Wisconsin–Mil-
Galleria: Westheimer/610 W. Loop                                  T6059A: Level 2–1 Sun 11am-4pm Aug 15                    waukee), RN, BSN, LMT, has dual career training and
T5850B: 6 Tues 7:15-8:45pm Jun 15, 22, 29, Jul 6, 13, 20                                                                   experience has been a Professional Massage Therapist
T5850C: 6 Thurs 7:15-8:45pm Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 2, 9
                                                                  A Quality Approach to
                                                                                                                           since 1981.
                                                                  Solving Life’s Problems                                  $0
Pronunciation for                                                 We all have problems, some small, some big, and some
                                                                                                                           Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Foreign-Born Professionals                                        seemingly insurmountable. How we deal with these prob-
For details about this class, please see page 4.                  lems can seriously affect the quality of our life, cause T6080D: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jul 17
        Register        online      at    www.llu.com            or     by    phone        at    713-529-4414            Leisure        Learning          Unlimited,         Inc.
                                                             problems, cravings, depression, irritability, anxiety,      cian. They will share their expertise in leading this class.
NEW Meditation for RN’s, LVNs & SW’s                         fatigue, headaches, joint aches, confusion, hyperactiv-     $FREE (your parking ticket will be validated if you
How do you find peace in a stressful and chaotic world?      ity, infections, and alcoholism. The class will cover       park in the 100 Binz Parking Garage)
Are you stressed out, irritable, having trouble sleeping,    benefits, medical theory, a food plan, menu planning,       Museum District: San Jacinto/Binz
having panic attacks, or in pain? Meditation may be the      shopping, cooking, restaurants, household strategies        T6190D: 1 Mon 7:30-8:30pm Jun 28
answer for you! This class is a fun, experiential class      and support.                                                T6190E: 1 Sat 10-11am Jul 10
for beginning and intermediate practitioners/students.        Joan Ifland stopped eating refined carbohydrates after     T6190F: 1 Mon 7:30-8:30pm Jul 26
Included is: 1) discussion of meditation benefits and        43 years of declining health. Because of her miraculous     T6190G: 1 Sat 1-2pm Aug 28
applications, 2) breathing, grounding and relaxation ex-     recovery from numerous illnesses, she has been sharing      T6190H: 1 Mon 7:30-8:30pm Aug 30
ercises to calm the body, mind and spirit, and 3) experi-    her experience through lectures, coaching and seminars.     T6190I: 1 Fri 6:30-7:30pm Sep 3
ential, active and reflective meditations, alpha and theta   She is the author of Sugars and Flours: How They Make       T6190J: 1 Sat 10-11am Sep 25
meditations, and the popular Labyrinth Meditation.           Us Crazy, Sick & Fat, and What to Do About It.
NOTE: RNs and LVNs and SW’s will receive three CE            $31 + $0 optional materials                                Maximize the Power of your Image
credits for completing this class.                           Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         Studies have shown that 80% of top management have im-
 Janet Carroll...see 6080.                                                                                               peccable images while only 40% of middle management
                                                             T6150D: 1 Mon 7-10pm Jul 12                                 do, and a paltry 12% of college graduates have these skills.
$0 + optional $15 for CE certificate.
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          Overcoming Osteoporosis–                                    Understanding the dynamics of Impression Management
                                                                                                                         is important. Within 15 seconds of meeting you, a person
T6081A: 1 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Sep 25                          Building Healthy Bones                                      will make 10 critical decisions about your level of success,
                                                             Osteoporosis is serious. Twenty percent of females die
Self-Hypnosis for Stress                                                                                                 competency, educational background and decision-making
                                                             within one year of a hip fracture. This can be prevent-     authority. These decisions are based solely on your dress
Relief & Issue Resolution                                    ed. Drugs have serious, even fatal, side effects. Learn     and presence. Part of marketing yourself is to develop a
Hypnosis is a tool that enables you to resolve fears,        what’s available. Do the drugs work? What are their         positive first impression. This class is designed for men
phobias and habits as well as relieve stress. After          side effects? What natural options are available? Do        and women who want to refine their professional image.
learning relaxation techniques and how to induce the         they work? If taking calcium isn’t the answer, what          Jeannine Cassell, author of From Clutter to Clarity, is a
trance, learn how to give yourself suggestions at the        is? There is a solution that works. It’s safe, natural,     nationally known development coach and image consul-
subconscious level. At each session you’ll be hypno-                                                                     tant. She was international treasurer of the Association of
                                                             clinically proven and published in mainstream medical       Image Consultants International and founding president
tized. While in a deep relaxed state, become acquaint-       journals with no side effects. It’s simple. It can save
ed with the subconscious mind. Learn how to hypno-                                                                       of the Houston chapter. She is a member of Coachville,
                                                             your life.                                                  Coach U., International Coach Federation, and Rotary. She
tize yourself. At the same time make positive changes,        Andy Vorster has been a Naturopath and nutrition-          is also certified in the Birkman Behavioral and Personality
increase motivation, confidence, self-esteem and self-       ist since 1998. She is a sought after wellness speaker      Assessment Tool, Best Year Yet process, and NLP.
acceptance.                                                  throughout the U.S. and maintains a large wait-listed       $6 + $15 for materials
 Jeff Swink, a certified clinical hypnotherapist, practices  practice in Houston.                                        Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
it in abuse recovery programs, works with individuals,                                                                   T60C: 1 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Jul 29
                                                             $FREE
and conducts life-enrichment workshops. Also see 7550.                                                                   T60D: 1 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Sep 23
                                                             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
$57                                                          T6168B: 1 Wed 7-8pm Jul 14                                  Developing your Personal Style–
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T6090F: 1 Wed & 2 Thurs 7:30-9:30pm Jun 17, 24, 30 NEW Conquer your Tinnitus–
                                                                                                                         Building a Wardrobe That Works for you
                                                                                                                         Do you have a closet full of clothes but always seem
T6090G: 3 Thurs 7:30-9:30pm Jul 15, 22, 29                   Stop the Ringing in your Ears                               to have nothing to wear? Learn how to develop a per-
T6090H: 3 Thurs 7:30-9:30pm Aug 19, 26, Sep 2                Tinnitus can be a maddening and disabling condition         sonal style that works for you by relying on your current
T6090I: 3 Thurs 7:30-9:30pm Sep 23, 30, Oct 7                that seems to be falling through the cracks of the health   wardrobe and adding key pieces that will take you from
                                                             care system. There is no known cure. There are many
Introduction to the Sedona Method                            quack remedies that are not supported by science. What
                                                                                                                         season to season. Identify basic wardrobe staples, fash-
The Sedona Method is a natural, simple method of dis- is available are certain therapies that involve a spec-            ion dos and don’ts, and where to shop from high-end to
solving stress, anger, anxiety, or worry with little effort. trum of psychological approaches, neck and shoulder         pink-elephant, thrift shops and garage sales.
Experience a state of peace easily, naturally and quickly stretching exercises, and certain diet regimens. These          Andrea Bonner is the owner of Style on Demand, a pro-
without needing to spend years meditating or having to will be discussed in class. NOTE: This class should               fessional image consulting and personal shopping service.
                                                                                                                         $0
make a continuous, strenuous effort to stay “in the mo- not be considered as a substitute for professional
                                                                                                                         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
ment.” According to Jack Canfield, author of Chicken medical advice.                                                     T60C: 1 Sat 10-11:30am Jul 24
Soup for the Soul, “This method is one of the easiest and Scott Mitchell served as chairman of the American              T60D: 1 Thurs 6:30-8pm Sep 16
most powerful tools of self-improvement and spiritual Tinnitus Association from 2005-2008. He serves as a
growth I have ever experienced.” Create a greater sense research proposal reviewer for the Department of De-             NEW Wrinkles & Zits–
of centeredness and well-being for yourself.                 fense. The DoD has a special interest, because so many      Get Rid of Them!
  Ed Roberts (MA, Sam Houston State, Counseling, soldiers are coming home suffering from tinnitus. It’s                  There is a confusing variety of skin care treatments offered
L.C.D.C.) is the Director of Treatment Operations for the highest disability payment in the Veterans Admin-              these days. From “miracle in a jar” products to laser treat-
                                                             istration.                                                  ments, find out how to compare results and decide what
Community Education Centers, the largest private pro-
                                                             $31                                                         will work best for you. Get details that will enable you
vider of correctional alcohol and drug treatment pro-
                                                             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         to stave off the signs of aging or eradicate acne–within
grams in the country.                                        T6171A: 1 Tues 7-9:30pm Aug 10
$0                                                                                                                      your budget. Learn how to compare drug store, depart-
                                                             T6171B: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 8                                ment store, mail order, MLM, medi-spa, pharmaceutical,
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                             Introduction to Diabetes                                    organic and beauty spa skin care products. Discover what
T6095C: 1 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm Jun 19
                                                                                                                         pharmaceutical and organic companies don’t want you to
T6095D: 1 Sat 2-4pm Jul 24                                   Self Management Education                                   know. Come learn about FotoFacial treatments, micro-
T6095E: 1 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm Aug 21                         You can live well with diabetes but it requires effective   dermabrasion, laser, LED, chemical peels and more. Get
                                                             self-management of the disease. This class will introduce
Sugars & Flours–How They Make Us                             the need for diabetes self-management as well as under-
                                                                                                                         information about non-surgical substitutes for a facelift
Crazy, Sick & Fat and What to Do About It standing the prevalence, risk, complications, and preven-                      and determine which questions to ask at a medi-spa or spa
                                                                                                                         consultation. This class is appropriate for both women and
What disease is the most widespread and most ignored tion of diabetes. Individuals with diabetes make and act
                                                                                                                         men. Children under 16 may attend if a parent or guardian
in this country, affecting possibly 100 million Ameri- on choices that affect their health on a regular and recur-
                                                                                                                         enrolls with them.
cans? What is the result of America’s consumption on ring basis. Each month this class will include a special             Wendy Reichert, a Licensed, CIDESCO certified es-
average of a pound of sugars and flours per person per topic related to diabetes management e.g. Reading Food            thetician, practices skin care at iSkinCareU and trains
day? Both questions have the same answer: an epidem- Labels, Foot Care and Physical Activity. This class is an           professionals in the beauty and spa industry.
ic of carbohydrate sensitivity. Learn how to eliminate introduction to the Park Plaza Hospital DSME program.             $0
sugars and flours from your diet in order to relieve Individuals interested in attending the comprehensive fee           Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
over 70 conditions associated with overuse of refined based program may request additional information.                  T608A: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Jul 29
carbohydrates. Common results are relief from weight Park Plaza’s staff consists of registered nurses and a dieti-       T608B: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Sep 18
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                      Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                       5
Makeup for the Modern Woman                                Understanding & Using                                        Advanced Dating for Men
Have you ever looked at models in magazines and won-       The Law of Attraction                                        There is a common misconception that for most men,
dered how do they get that look? Well, you can have        Wishin’, Hopin’ and Prayin’ is more than just the title      either a physical or personality makeover is required to
that look too. Learn how to choose the right founda-       of a song. It’s how most people spend their lives when       develop a romantic relationship. This class will teach
tion, concealers and colors for your complexion. Dis-      it comes to the possibility of living their dreams. But      you how to meet and date without losing sight of who
cover how to enhance all facial features. Learn how to     it doesn’t have to be this way! The law of attraction is     you are as a person. Myths about relationships that TV,
wake up your eyes by using many secret techniques          simple in concept, however; there are several nuances        the media and self-help books try to instill in people will
that makeup artists use. This will be a great learning     that can make the difference between success and disil-      be debunked. Learn how to be comfortable and hon-
experience and loads of fun. NOTE: Bring your own          lusionment. It takes a little practice, but once you “get    est in your conversations, avoiding the common traps
makeup, if you choose.                                     it,” you’ve got it for life and there is no looking back!    of superficial dating and how to understand traditional
 Joy Lewis has been a makeup artist since 1998. She has     Ed Roberts...see 6095.                                      and contemporary roles in order to have happiness in
received extensive training from several internationally   $0                                                          a relationship. Leave class with tools to think in new,
known cosmetics companies.                                 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          useful ways.
$6 + $10 for makeup supplies                              T6318C: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jun 19                              Steve Williams has been a professional dating coach
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                        T6318D: 1 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Jul 24                          since the early ‘90s. He has worked with thousands of
T610F: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jun 29                          T6318E: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Aug 21                             men from ages 18-61. He practiced what he preaches; he
                                                                                                                        and his wife married in 2000.
T610G: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 27                          Become a Magnet!
T610H: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Aug 17                                                                                       $30
                                                           How to Attract People for Love & Life Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T610I: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 28                          Attraction is learnable. It’s the ability to draw the people T6365B: 1 Tues 8-10pm Jul 13
NEW Airbrush Makeup 101                                    and opportunities you desire towards you and knowing T6365C: 1 Tues 8-10pm Sep 14
You can airbrush on your makeup at home. Not only is       how to respond when they do. Learn how to become
it faster but it looks natural and is flawless. Airbrush   attractive to members of the opposite sex and apply Ground Rules For a Great Relationship
makeup is much better for your skin. Once you learn        this skill to all facets of your life. Improve your com- Great relationships don’t just happen. They are some-
the basics and start airbrushing, you won’t want to        fort in dating, and strengthen your special relationships thing that we create. In this pro-
go back to the old fashioned way. Look beautiful us-       with friends and co-workers. Throughout this fun and gram, you gain a powerful set of
ing airbrush makeup everyday for work, school and          interactive workshop, combining theory and role plays, tools that will support you in creat-
special occasions. Airbrush makeup effectively cov-        become better at connecting with people, determining ing and maintaining love in all your
ers scars and tattoos. This is not a lecture class; you    prospective mates, keeping romance in relationships relationships. Learn how to find
learn by doing. In addition, information on applying       and enjoying your life more than ever.                       and heal the hidden inner issues that
an airbrush suntan will be given. NOTE: You may buy         Morrell Price and Odetta Price...see 6043.                  push away love, sabotage your life,
the complete setup from the instructor for $199. It        $6 (materials included)                                     and force you to repeat the past.
includes the airbrush gun and machine, makeup, and         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          Then learn how to heal hurt, remove distance, end con-
airbrush cleaner.                                          T630C: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jul 17                             flict, communicate and empower each other.
 Bobbi Nguyen is an airbrush makeup artist whose spe-      T630D: 1 Sat 9:30-12:30pm Sep 11                             Bill Ferguson has been featured on Oprah and on hun-
cialty is teaching women to look natural and beautiful     Finding & Maintaining                                        dreds of radio and TV talk shows. His work has been
using airbrush makeup. She has used airbrush makeup                                                                     recommended by The Wall Street Journal, and his book,
since 2007 and teaching since 2009.
                                                           a Long Term Relationship                                     How To Heal A Painful Relationship, has become a na-
                                                           Whether you are married or not, finding and/or keep-
$0 + $5 for makeup                                                                                                     tional best seller. He teaches therapists and does indi-
                                                           ing a loving and compatible partner is not only healthy
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                        but also achievable. You are in a position to learn what vidual consulting in Houston.
T61A: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Jul 24                              you need to know to greatly improve your chances for $36
T61B: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Sep 25                              finding and keeping a healthy relationship regardless Galleria Area: Weslayan/59
                                                           of your past history. This class covers ingredients of T6380G: 1 Tues 7-10pm Jul 13
      RELATIONSHIPS,                                       a healthy relationship, how to assess your “emotional T6380H: 1 Tues 7-10pm Aug 10
 SELF-ESTEEM, COMMUNICATION                                availability,” the three stages of relationships and what’s T6380I: 1 Tues 7-10pm Sep 14
                                                           important to know about each one, and communication
How to Encourage Someone to Fall                           skills for building trust and intimacy. Also included is Stop The Conflict–
                                                           how to cope with differences in personality styles (op- Heal your Relationship,
in Love With you                                           posites usually attract) and how to manage when the One Human Being to Another
Increase your dating IQ and learn skills to capture the    things you loved in the beginning are now driving you If you have a relationship that isn’t working, you have
heart of that special person. Sample topics include:       crazy. This class is about achieving and maintaining the
the six biggest mistakes made in the beginning of a        spark and chemistry. Two hours of CEU’s are available a cycle of conflict. This cycle of fighting, resisting and
relationship; ten types of relationships that will not     for LCDC, LPC & LMSW. There is a $5 CEU certifi- withdrawing from each other destroys love and cre-
work; why compatible values and beliefs outweigh           cate fee payable at class.                                   ates needless suffering. While it takes two people to
similar interests to create an enduring relationship;       Denise O’Doherty is a Licensed Professional Coun- keep the cycle going, it only takes one to end it. Used
                                                           selor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a by counselors and family law courts to end conflict in
how sexual chemistry can harmonize with uncondi-
                                                           Registered Nurse and a Certified IMAGO Relationship divorce, this powerful step-by-step process provides
tional love to create the relationship of your dreams;     Therapist. She has been a lecturer and psychotherapist an awareness that changes the way one person relates
what triggers romantic love, what kills it, what makes     in Houston since 1981.
it last; how to correct eight common mistakes women                                                                     to another. The result is less conflict and more coop-
                                                           $
make and thirteen, usually innocent, blunders men          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          eration. Learn how to end conflict, heal hurt, release
commit that kill love; the six essentials that the         T6351C: 1 Sat 10am-noon Jul 17                               resentment, communicate, stop arguing, resolve issues
worthwhile man must have from a woman before he                                                                         and restore love, one human being to another. NOTE:
                                                           101 Ways to Make Friends & Find Lovers This workshop meets the parenting class requirement
will commit, and the eight seldom recognized and           Big city or not, it can be difficult to make friends in of all family law courts.
little understood needs of a woman before she will         Houston. This class provides a road map that will take Bill Ferguson...see 6380.
say yes in a relationship.                                 you to all the right places and what to do when you get
 Hope Nordmeyer, LCSW, is a Licensed Marriage and                                                                       $7
                                                           there. It’s filled with information and valuable interac-
Family Psychotherapist and Life/Singles Coach and          tive exercises. Learn about more than 100 organizations      Galleria Area: Weslayan/59
Consultant practicing and teaching in Houston for over     and discover activities where you can meet interesting T638L: 1 Tues 6-10pm Jun 15
30 years.                                                  people, enrich your circle of friends, or become involved T638M: 1 Tues 6-10pm Jul 6
$36 (materials included)                                   in worthwhile exciting projects.                             T638N: 1 Tues 6-10pm Jul 20
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         Hope Nordmeyer...see 6303.                                  T638O: 1 Tues 6-10pm Aug 3
T6303D: 1 Wed 7-9pm Jul 14                                 $36 (extensive handout materials included)                   T638P: 1 Tues 6-10pm Aug 17
                                                           Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          T638Q: 1 Tues 6-10pm Sep 7
T6303E: 1 Wed 7-9pm Sep 22
                                                           T6360D: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Jul 22                                 T638R: 1 Tues 6-10pm Sep 21
                                                           T6360E: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Sep 30
6       Register        online       at    www.llu.com             or    by     phone        at    713-529-4414            Leisure        Learning          Unlimited,         Inc.

Close the Communication Gap                                  Building Confidence & Self-Esteem                            NEW Intuition:
Take a journey with your mind that will lead you to a        How you feel about yourself is directly related to the       your Internal GPS System
state of profound clarity about your circumstances and       results you get in life. Positive self-esteem affects your   Your best navigating system lives in you, in your intuition.
show you how to live a more congruent life. Learn the        health, relationships, work performance, and attitude to-
                                                                                                                          What is intuition? Learn how to hear, trust, and cultivate
main areas of accountability that can change every-          wards others. It affects how others see and treat you, the
                                                             choices you make, and affects your ability to give and       ways to strengthen this powerful tool.
thing–beliefs, intentions, language, and actions. Learn                                                                    Cherie Ray is a Specialist in Soul Expression. She re-
                                                             receive love. You can have confidence in what you do
to calibrate these areas and deconstruct what isn’t work-                                                                 ceived her Master Level certification for navigating the
                                                             and still not feel good about yourself. This class cov-
ing in your life. Whether you want to face your fears,       ers codependency, overcoming shame and guilt, dealing        Soul’s Journey through the National Institute of Clinical
resolve old pain and anger or just learn how to harness      with “shoulds”, handling mistakes, jealousy, responding      and Behavioral Medicine. Also see 1718.
your personal power and assert yourself more in life, this   to criticism, and more. It explains elements that sabo-      $5 + $5 for materials
class will challenge your old ways of thinking. Learn to     tage as well as create self-esteem and confidence for        Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
take action without feeling judged or invalidated. The       greater success and personal well-being. Two hours of        T6613A: 1 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Aug 23
core of this work revolves around integrity and account-     CEU’s are available for LCDC, LPC & LMSW. There
ability so become ready to do some real soul-searching       is a $5 CEU certificate fee payable at class.                From Clutter to Clarity–
and answer questions honestly–whether you answer              Denise O’Doherty...see 6351.                                Take Control of your Home
them aloud or not.                                           $                                                          Clutter drains you of energy and time! The people who
 Kellie Brett is a speaker, empowerment coach, pho-          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          recognize and reduce clutter are more effective and in
                                                             T660B: 1 Sat 10am-noon Jun 26                               control–and therefore less stressed. To be truly produc-
tographer, and designer with a degree from The Art In-
                                                             T660C: 1 Sat 10am-noon Sep 18                               tive, you need to be one step ahead of events, instead of
stitute of Houston. She has been working with people
on effective communication since the early ‘90s. Also        Assert yourself–Personal Boundaries                          always just reacting to what each day brings. By imple-
see 1453.                                                    & Effective Confrontation                                    menting the suggestions in these classes, you’ll find
$83                                                          Have you ever thought of the perfect thing to say hours      that you finally have the time to get caught up, think
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          after the discussion/argument passed? What stopped           creatively, meet more challenges, and do whatever it
T610C: 2 Wed 7-10pm Jun 30, Jul 7                           you from saying it when you needed it? Having bound-         is you want to do. The secret to making your life clut-
T611D: 2 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 21, 28                        aries in relationships means defining what behaviors are     ter free is for you to organize it and keep it that way.
                                                             OK with you and which aren’t. Its about knowing how          Organizing your home puts you in control. Learn how
Five Easy Ways to Get People                                 to maintain your sense of self, while teaching people        to organize each room and keep it organized. You will
to See Things your Way                                       how to treat you. This class will help you understand        put systems in place to help you through the process.
Become an effective persuader. Get people to see             passive, aggressive and passive-aggressive personalities     By organizing your closet, you will learn a technique
things your way (because you’re right!) instead of           and show you how to deal with each style effectively. In
                                                                                                                          to use throughout your home.
succumbing to their ideas, judgment or recommenda-           addition, we will not only cover a step-by-step method
                                                             of how to confront someone, but will also identify ways       Jeannine Cassell...see 6202.
tions. This informative, fun and practical workshop                                                                       $31 + $15 materials
will help you learn how to handle the persuasive ef-         to overcome being manipulated, controlled and intimi-
                                                             dated. Understanding the dynamics makes getting what         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
forts of others so that you are not easily manipulated.                                                                   T665C: 1 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Aug 12
                                                             you want clearer and easier. Come see how your person-
Learn the two driving forces that influence others, the      al boundaries can support you to have healthy relation-
four fundamental strategies of persuasion and the key        ships, confidence and personal success. Two hours of
                                                                                                                          Increasing your Personal &
to creating a persuasive environment. This class will        CEU’s are available for LCDC, LPC & LMSW. There              Professional Effectiveness
help you on your job, at home or in the marketplace.         is a $5 CEU certificate fee payable at class.                No one sees them self as others do. Many of us carry
Learn how to apply the fundamental keys of influence          Denise O’Doherty...see 6351.                                around images of ourselves from high school or ear-
and persuasion and watch your skills grow right before       $                                                          lier. Learning to enhance your effectiveness doesn’t
your eyes.                                                   Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          happen by chance. Since you can control the percep-
Morrell Price and Odetta Price...see 6043.                   T663D: 1 Sat 10am-noon Aug 14                               tion of others by changing your visual and verbal pat-
$6 (handouts included)                                     NEW How to know & Love yourself                               terns and adjusting some of your social skills, you
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         It is often said “you can’t love others until you learn to    can dramatically change the way people react to you.
T6C: 1 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Jul 17                         love yourself.” What does that mean? How is that done?        This class gives you practical tips on improving your
T6D: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Sep 11                            It has also been said “to know yourself is to love your-      life.
                                                            self.” What does that mean? How is that done? Come             Jeannine Cassell...see 6202.
Turn Fear Into Confidence                                   and learn how to know and love yourself and discover          $31 + $15 materials
Don’t let fear hold you back. Whenever you take a answers to these questions and the meaning behind
                                                                                                                          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
chance and enter unfamiliar territory or put yourself into these statements.
                                                                                                                          T6659C: 1 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Sep 9
the world in a new way, you may experience fear. Very Shary Davis is a licensed professional counselor and
often this fear keeps you from moving ahead with your licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in              Corporate & Social Success–
life. No matter what degree of insecurity you are feeling, private practice for over 20 years.                            Mastering the Mingle
a part of you knows there is a lot of “great” stuff within $5                                                            Master any social encounter in and out of the cor-
you just waiting to be let out. Now is the perfect time to Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            porate world. Discover the interpersonal skills you
turn your fear into confidence. There are all sorts of real T680A: 1 Sat 2-4pm Aug 21                                    need to feel comfortable and confident talking with
and imagined obstacles that get in your way. They need                                                                    anybody in any situation. This class provides lots of
not deter you. Learn how to take the steps to turn your       PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT                                        fun opportunities to practice. Learn how to approach
fear into confidence.                                                                                                     someone new and how to start, continue, and end a
 Jeannine Cassell, author of From Clutter to Clarity, is NEW Past Life Regression                                         conversation gracefully. Other key components are:
a nationally known speaker and coach. She is a mem- Discover past-life experiences in order to deal effectively           how to establish rapport and show honest empathy,
ber of the National Speakers Association, International with today’s challenges. A guided meditation-style re-            how to make small talk result in a big payoff, and
Coaching Federation, Association of Image Consultants gression is pleasant, relaxing, and leaves you in charge            how to successfully mingle at business and social
International, National Association of Professional Or- at all times. Regression, done in a group setting, offers an      functions.
ganizers, and a Certified Birkman and DISC Consul- atmosphere of security and an opportunity to compare ex-                Maria Bassa, a public relations consultant, has chaired
tant.                                                       periences with other participants. NOTE: You may bring        charity galas, including major fundraisers for Stages
$31 + $15 materials                                         a pillow and blanket for use during the regression.           Theater.
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          Steve Ruback has been helping people with the applica-       $35
T65B: 1 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Jul 22                          tion of personal energy for more than 20 years.
                                                                                                                          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                            $35 + $30 for optional book & audio program
                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           T6695D: 1 Wed 6:45-8:15pm Jun 23
      You can download this schedule                        T6608D: 1 Tues 7-9:30pm Jul 20                                T6695E: 1 Mon 6:45-8:15pm Sep 20
          as a PDF at www.llu.com                           T6608E: 1 Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 22
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                           Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                          7
                                                              rience has been a Professional Massage Therapist since
Social & Business Etiquette                                   1981. She has conducted workshops and trainings in the              EDUCATION, WRITING
Have you ever wondered why you didn’t get the job, a
promotion passed you by or you just felt uncomfortable
                                                              U.S. and Canada.
                                                              $0                                                                PUBLISHING, SPEAkING
in a business or social setting? Your credentials may be      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
great but what about your manners and attitude? How                                                                          “Ain’t” Writing Fun?
                                                              T6815C: 1 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Jul 31
well do you represent yourself? Do you want to climb                                                                         A Grammar & Writing Refresher
the ladder of success? Good manners can help open
the door to business opportunities. This class will help                      GENEALOGy                                      Have you forgotten the basics of Grammar 101? This
                                                                                                                             class covers common grammar and writing mistakes.
you make a good first impression, handle introductions                                                                       Learn punctuation, conciseness, sentence combining,
comfortably, represent your company effectively and           Roots of Genealogy–                                            colorful word choice, and many more techniques to en-
provide conscientious customer care. Telephone man-           How to Research your Family Tree                               hance your writing.
ners and the effective use of business cards will be ad-      For details about this class, please see page 4.                Kathy Buck, a freelance writer and desktop publisher
dressed. This class will provide you with the assets you                                                                     with over 25 years experience, has written business pub-
need to give yourself that polished image.                         DISCUSSIONS: BOOkS,                                       lications, video scripts and advertising.
 Marilyn Ashley, educated in England, has arranged
and hosted many events for visiting royalty and VIPs.                 SPEED READING                                          $57 + $ for materials
                                                                                                                             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
She also chaired many fund raising events.                    Book People–A Discussion Group                                 T730D: 1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Sep 14, 16
$35
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           Read prize winning fiction (National Book Award, Pulitzer)     Make Money Selling
T6699A: 1 Wed 7-8:45pm Jul 7                                  and notable American and foreign authors. Join this group,     Nonfiction to Magazines
                                                              pick up books you might not otherwise read and join broad-
T6699B: 1 Wed 7-8:45pm Sep 29                                 ranging discussions. Books read previously include: Olive      Write it right for the right magazine. This class will teach
                                                                                                                             you the tricks of non-fiction magazine writing from A to Z.
Dining Etiquette–                                             Kitteridge, 1,000 Splendid Suns and White Tiger. For 730
                                                                                                                             Learn how to come up with catchy ideas to intrigue editors,
                                                              read Let the Great World Spin (National Book Award 2009).
Dinner Dates & Business Dinners                               Ten lives overlap in 1974 New York as a man walks the          how to understand magazines and what editors want. Find
Did you know that love affairs and business deals often begin tight rope between the World Trade Center Towers. For          out how to do interviews to get quotes you can use and how
and end at the table because of bad table manners? Refining   7305 please read The Book of Evidence, by John Banville, a     to research a story. Hands-on examples will show you how
your social skills may help you “seal the deal.” Enjoy a fun  mad scientist ponders his life through this “confession” but   to structure a story, come up with a strong lead and end with
evening of dining with Marilyn at Arturo’s Uptown Italiano.   how much is true? Bring one suggestion so that the class can   a powerful close. Learn to read with an editor’s eye. Write
She will guide you through the pitfalls of dining etiquette,  decide what to read during subsequent weeks.                   a catchy query letter–the “proposal” of the freelance writing
including dressing appropriately, thank you notes, and so      Eleonore Orgish’s love for books of all sorts led her to      world–and receive feedback. No experience is necessary.
much more. This knowledge will give you the confidence        complete course work for an MA in Arts and Humani-             Come with your questions and leave with a sense of excite-
for any occasion. NOTE: The menu includes soup, salad,        ties at UT Dallas.                                             ment about selling your writing for the world to see. NOTE:
entrée, dessert, and tea or coffee. No registrations after    $31 for a four meeting series; $6 for a 6 month               Prior enrollment in 7435 is highly recommended.
noon on the day of the class. Marilyn Ashley...see 6699.      membership                                                       Wendee Holtcamp (MS, Wildlife Ecology, Texas
$67 ($35 dinner & gratuity included) + optional bev-          River Oaks: W. Gray/Waugh                                      A&M) has been published in Smithsonian, Scientific
erages                                                        T730A: 4 Thurs 7-9pm Jun 24, Jul 8, 22, Aug 5                 American, National Wildlife, Global Traveler and Texas
Galleria: Post Oak/610 West Loop                                                                                             Parks & Wildlife. Her writing assignments have taken
                                                              T7305A: 4 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 19, 26, Sep 2, 9                     her to Nepal, the Amazon, the Galapagos Islands, and
T6700D: 1 Mon 6:30-8:45pm Jun 28
T6700E: 1 Mon 6:30-8:45pm Aug 2                               Speed Reading                                                  Australia where she dove with sharks and (obviously)
T6700F: 1 Mon 6:30-8:45pm Sep 27                              Read faster and remember more of what you read. The            lived to tell about it.
                                                              focus here is on simple programmed exercises and strat-        $150 + $5 materials
                   MASSAGE                                    egies anyone can adapt to significantly increase read-         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                              ing efficiency. Former students have reported benefits         T737A: 2 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Jul 19, 26
Massage for Couples–                                          including: getting better grades, enjoying reading more,       NEW Story Starters–
Learn to Relax One Another                                    and getting more done in less time. Finish a book in one       A Creative Writing Workshop
Hands are extensions of the heart and massage is a power- or two hours with greater recall than ever. All it takes is        Find your next fiction story. With the aid of various
ful way to communicate your expertise in sensitive touch. a little practice and you can stay on top of your reading          creative writing prompts and exercises, join others each
In a massage school environment, quickly learn valuable for the rest of your life.                                           week to do what writers do best–write. This course will
techniques to relax and restore tense and painful muscles Camille Rodriquez (BA, UT Austin in Radio/TV/                      not be your average writing workshop where you read
while following an easy step-by-step approach to the plea- Film) is the Assistant Dean for Academics for the New             and critique material but rather a sampler of some of the
                                                              American School (an on-line prep school).
sure and relaxation of massage. NOTE: This class requires                                                                    best writing books to inspire and give you ideas for your
                                                              $57 + $1 optional materials
two people. Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes. Please Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               next story. You will write, share, and leave each class
bring gym shorts, four bath towels, two hand towels, one T713B: 1 Tues 6-9pm Aug 3                                          with several new story starts. Attendees are asked to bring
pillow, and massage lotion. The minimum age is 18. This                                                                      pen, paper, and/or a laptop each week.
class is not a substitute for traditional medical care nor is Fundamentals of Speed Reading with                              Trenee Seward (BA, English, Florida State/MA, English,
it designed to provide training for employment.               the World’s Fastest Reader                                     Texas A&M) is an alumnus of Teach for America. She is
 This class will be conducted by a state certified instructor This four-hour webinar will at least double your reading       represented by a submission service that is marketing her fic-
on the staff of Avalon School of Massage. Avalon is the speed so you can stay up-to-date on the latest information.          tion to top ranking publications throughout the U.S. She has
largest massage school in Houston.                                                                                           worked for a prestigious literary journal and received accep-
                                                              Train yourself to recall even complex information so you       tance into several highly competitive writing workshops.
$6 per couple (register just one member of the can make better decisions. Increase your emotional intelli-
couple)                                                                                                                      $75
                                                              gence to maximize your productivity. Adjust your technique     Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Greenway Plaza: Richmond/Buffalo Speedway                     for different reading materials: pleasure reading, how-to
T6808F: 1 Sat 3:30-6:30pm Jun 19                                                                                             T70A: 3 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jul 13, 20, 27
                                                              books, studying, technical reading and more. Anticipate
T6808G: 1 Sat 10am-1pm Jul 17                                                                                                T70B: 3 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Aug 3, 10, 17
                                                              questions that will be asked on tests and at meetings so you
Open Sinuses, Relieve Most Headaches know exactly what to study. NOTE: To gain the maximum                                   Beginning Fiction Writing
                                                              benefit, please have a familiar nonfiction book handy. This    Explore your gift for writing fiction using your imagi-
& Relax the Entire Body                                       class will take place live on-line. You will need a computer   nation and life experiences. Focus on plot structure in
This special hands-on chair massage class is for the with an Internet connection and speakers.                               short and long fiction, character development, dialogue,
layperson. Healthcare professionals are welcome, Howard Berg (S.U.N.Y., Binghamton, Biology & Psy-                           description, and breathing life into your story by “show-
too! Learn the instructor’s fun, easy, “secret” massage chology), recognized as the world’s fastest reader, de-              ing” instead of “telling”. The instructor will also give
strokes and trigger points to help relieve pain and ten- veloped his own cutting-edge accelerated learning tech-             individual critiques (up to 10 typed pages).
sion. Open sinuses in three minutes, relieve most head- niques. He can read more than 25,000 words a minute                   Norman Ray Fitts (screenwriter and novelist) wrote
aches in five minutes, and relax the entire body in ten. and write more than 100 words a minute. His brain-based             his first screenplay in 1993. He has published three nov-
Experience the process fully clothed in the comfort of learning strategy has been hailed as a major breakthrough             els, written nine feature length screenplays, is a member
an ordinary chair. Leave class feeling like a new person. in many publications throughout North America.                     of the Houston Film Industry Meetup Group.
NOTE: This class is not intended to replace or substi- $59                                                                   $18
tute for your doctor or proper medical care.                  Online Class                                                   Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
 Janet Carroll, (BS, Nursing, U of Wisconsin–Milwau- T715F: 1 Sat 8am-noon Jul 10                                           T75C: 5 Mon 7-9:30pm Jun 21, 28, Jul 12, 19, 26
kee), RN, BSN, LMT, has dual career training and expe- T715G: 1 Sat 8am-noon Aug 14                                         T75D: 5 Mon 7-9:30pm Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20
8        Register        online       at    www.llu.com             or     by      phone          at     713-529-4414               Leisure        Learning          Unlimited,          Inc.
Write a Book in Three Weeks or Less                                                           SAT/PSAT, GMAT, GRE & LSAT
Forget the tedious old school method of writing! Now
Ginie Sayles tells you how prolific writers easily glide
from one book to another with a simple method that
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                                                              ● Satisfaction guaranteed: Students are welcome to repeat the       21
Publishing for the First Time Author                                                                                              T760G: 6 Tue 6-9pm & 5 Sat 9am-noon Sep 21-Oct 26
This class will assist the first time author from their         course at no extra charge.
                                                              ● Comprehensive preparation including proven test-taking            GMAT:
initial plans to write all the way through marketing the                                                                          T760D: 5 Wed 6:30-9:30pm & 4 Sat 9am-noon Jun
                                                               strategies: Learn test-taking strategies that will help you save
final product. Special emphasis will be placed on editing                                                                         16-Aug 4
                                                               time and avoid common traps that appear on standardized
through the 4 Ps of marketing: product, promotion, price       exams, while receiving the added benefit of improving these        T760E: 6 Sat 9am-noon & 3 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug
and place. A focal point of the class will be profitability    academic skills. See what these tests are like by taking several   7-Sep 18
and budget.                                                    diagnostic tests. (Instructional hours: SAT, 35; GMAT, GRE         T760F: 5 Wed 6:30-9:30pm & 4 Sat 9am-noon Sep
 C. Lee Thornton (MA, Management Science, Webster              & LSAT: 30).                                                       22-Oct 30
U, St. Louis) is a retired FBI agent. He is the author of     ● Expert Instruction: Mike Wagner (MBA, Rice), who                  GRE:
Oath of Office, his first of many publications.                founded PrimeScore in 2001 after teaching for Kaplan in            T7606D: 5 Wed 6:30-9:30pm & 4 Sat 9am-noon Jun
$6                                                            1998-99, teaches all courses. He scored at the 99th percentile     16-Aug 4
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            on the SAT, the GRE, the GMAT and the LSAT.                        T7606E: 3 Sat 9am-noon & 6 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Aug
T791D: 1 Sat 1:30-5:30pm Jul 17                              ● Math-only or Verbal-only options: Unlike other test prep          7-Sep 18
T791E: 1 Sat 9am-1pm Sep 18                                   companies, PrimeScore allows you to save by enrolling in           T7606F: 4 Wed 6:30-9:30pm & 5 Sat 9am-noon Sep
                                                               only the math or verbal portion of a course. Contact the in-       22-Oct 30
Big Profits from Small Booklets                                structor for the dates of these classes at 713-977-8378.
Small booklets of 8 to 48 pages can be your key to big                                                                            LSAT:
                                                              ● Big Savings: Save up to 50% versus other companies:
money. People need information and they want to                                                                                   T7608D: 5 Mon 6-9pm & 7 Thur 6-8pm Aug 5-Sep 16
                                                                SAT-PrimeScore: Full course (11 sessions): $499; Math or
                                                                                                                                  T7608E: 5 Mon 6-9pm & 7 Thur 6-8pm Aug 5-Sep 16
get it quickly and easily. Booklets fill this need. Use
what you know, and go from idea to a finished book-
                                                              Award at Rice in 2001. She has been published in Ad-                improving your voice and having better diction. Demon-
let in two weeks or less. Find out why booklets are                                                                               strate vocal power and improve your communication in
                                                              irondack Review, Glass and Fertile Source, and is ex-
the perfect way for entrepreneurs, consultants, and                                                                               everyday encounters and in group settings. NOTE: The
                                                              pecting publication soon in 13th Moon.
others to attract more customers, and how anyone                                                                                  goal of this class is to help individuals enhance their
                                                              $10 + $10 for handouts
can make money with booklets. You have informa-                                                                                   communication skills whether English is their first or
                                                              Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
tion others want. Learn how to choose a hot topic;                                                                                second language.
                                                              T7531A: 5 Thurs 7-9:30pm Jul 29, Aug 5, 19, 26, Sep 2
create a jazzy title; produce booklets on a shoe-                                                                                  Shulunda Gibson (MA, U of Memphis, Speech Pa-
                                                              T7531B: 5 Thurs 7-9:30pm Sep 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
string; and sell without spending a penny for adver-                                                                              thology) is a certified speech-language pathologist who
tising. With an investment of $100 or less, you can           Public Speaking                                                     has been specializing in corporate speech pathology
be on your way to building a home-based publishing            for the Chicken-Hearted                                             since 2000. She is the owner of The Speech and Voice
empire!                                                                                                                           Care Center, LLC.
                                                              The fear of speaking before a group, audience, or a large
 Cathy Stucker has published many books and book-                                                                                 $100 + $10 materials
                                                              number of people is a serious problem. It’s widespread
lets. She started her publishing company with $200                                                                                Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                              and not unique to anyone. The good news is we do not
and made a profit her first day in business. One of her       have to live with it. It’s a normal reaction to a disturbing        T7553A: 4 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Aug 2, 9, 16, 23
booklets generated thousands of dollars in sales, with        and frightening situation. This is an opportunity for you           The key to Great Meetings–
no advertising at all. Her books are available at ama-        to learn how to be prepared, confident, and relaxed com-            Robert’s Rules of Order
zon.com and idealady.com.                                     municating your feelings, thoughts, ideas and informa-              If you are involved in an organization or are consider-
$35 + $19.95 for optional booklet & audio tape                tion, clearly and effectively. NOTE: Attendance at the              ing joining one, become a more constructive member or
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           first meeting is required to participate in the remainder           officer by knowing how to play by the rules. In this in-
T795C: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jun 15                             of the class.                                                       teractive class, learn the basics: make motions correctly,
T795D: 1 Sat 9am-noon Aug 28                                  Jeff Swink studied public speaking at Texas Tech and               participate in both committee and general membership
                                                              Phillips U. He has been called upon to present ideas and            meetings (there are different rules for each), discover
NEW Beginning Poetry Writing                                  topics for over 25 years. Also see 6090.                            the essentials of minute and report taking, the rights
The essence of poetry is expressing your voice in a           $78                                                                 and responsibilities of officers and members, and more.
powerful way. Learn how to turn images and your               Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                 NOTE: Private sessions of this class are also available
voice into a powerful poem that will move and                 T7550E: 4 Tues 7:30-9:30pm Jun 22, 29, Jul 6, 13                    at your location for groups of 10 or more. Call LLU
capture your reader. Discover how to avoid senti-             T7550F: 4 Tues 7:30-9:30pm Aug 3, 10, 17, 24                        (713-529-4414) for flexible rates.
mentality and melodrama by learning to focus on               T7550G: 4 Tues 7:30-9:30pm Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5                     Ted Weisgal is a member of the National Association
metaphor and imagery. Review and discuss poems                NEW Speaking Successfully–                                          of Parliamentarians.
by Jane Kenyon, Sylvia Plath, Osip Mandelstam,                A Vocal Image Program                                               $FREE + $3 optional materials, $30 for optional
and Stephen Dobyns and others. Students’ work                                                                                     DVD (For group rates at your location call 713-59-
                                                              One way or another, all of us use our voice to make a
will also be critiqued.                                                                                                           1.)
                                                              living and you never get a second chance to make a first
 Leslie Contreras Schwartz (BA, Rice, English, 2002)                                                                              Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                              impression. So, make it great! You only have 7 to 17
is completing an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson                                                                                 T7581C: 1 Tues 6:20-9:20pm Jul 27
                                                              seconds after meeting a stranger before they have an
College. She won the Academy of American Poets                opinion of you. Learn how to enhance your image by                  T7581D: 1 Tues 6:20-9:20pm Sep 7
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                    Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                       9

How to Learn Anything Faster & Better Friday Night at the Movies                                                      Act Up–Beginning Acting II
Learn brain-based learning strategies for reading, study- Houston’s film scene is rich with all kinds of American     For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
ing, test-taking and writing. Lose habits that slow your  and foreign movies at theatres such as River Oaks, The      T817D: 8 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 2, 9,
reading. Learn even complex material more quickly.        Angelika, The Museum of Fine Arts, and Rice Media           16, 23
Become more productive at work and school. NOTE:          Center. Receive news releases and critique sheets for       Improv Comedy
See www.llu.com for more information.                     each movie. After each film, visit a nearby cafe for a      Do you think you’re funny? How about your friends?
 Howard Berg...see 7415.                                  stimulating discussion. Make friends and enjoy great        Are you creative in a comedic way? Do you have a
$59                                                       flicks. Novices and buffs welcome.                          million of ‘em? Then maybe you need to channel your
Online Class                                               Gerald Churchill...see 8030.                               funny bone in the right direction. Working with other
T768F: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Jul 10                             $ + theatre tickets (passes & discounts sometimes         funny people may be just what you need. Learn how to
T768G: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Aug 14                             available)                                                  be funny to strangers. Learn how to write comedy that
                                                          River Oaks: W. Gray/Waugh                                   works. Learn how to free your body and mind! After this
Develop a Power Memory!                                                                                               class, you will be able to think on your feet like never
                                                          T8033C: 6 Fri 7-11pm Jul 9, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27, Sep 10      before, a trait that all comics must have. The last week
This is weightlifting for the brain! Learn how to remem-
                                                          T8033D: 6 Fri 7-11pm Sep 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 19,          of the class will be a performance for family, friends,
ber faces, names, places, and things to buy or do with-
                                                          Dec 3                                                       and whoever shows up! NOTE: Students should wear
out writing them down. Impress friends and co-workers,
                                                                                                                      casual or workout clothes to class.
stand out at work or school. Dramatically cut study time. Cinema, Cinema, Cinema–
                                                                                                                      James Reed Faulkner...see 8170.
A power memory can help you acquire a promotion or A Film Discussion Group                                            $118 + $10 activity fee
a better job. There is no such thing as a good or bad For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
memory, only an untrained one. Learn simple principles T8036C: 6 Mon 7:30-9:30pm Jun 28, Jul 12, 26, Aug              T8180D: 6 Wed 7-9pm Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8, 15
to help you gain confidence. Put theory into practice in 9, 23, Sep 6
class with exercises that show you have increased your T8036D: 6 Mon 7:30-9:30pm Sep 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov
                                                                                                                      An Intro to Voiceovers:
retention level. Nutrition and health tips to aid you in 1, 15, 29                                                    Basics of Announcing & Voice Acting
keeping your mind operating at its optimum perfor-                                                                    Celebrities and laypeople make money with their voice.
mance level will also be provided.
                                                          Computer to Screen–                                         Find out if you have what it takes to be a voiceover art-
                                                                                                                      ist. Receive an overview of the voiceover industry. Learn
 Nelson Morales has been an avid student of this subject Filmmaking Basics                                            what distinguishes voiceover from on air announcing and
since 1998. He is a trainer, consultant, personal coach Discover the essentials of film/video production and          other performance specializations; the major categories of
and Certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner.              the basics of storytelling. Discuss several types of fic-   voiceover work; where the opportunities are and aren’t;
$5                                                       tion and non-fiction (documentaries). Explore all as-       what it takes to become a professional. Samples of out-
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                       pects of production: concept and script development,        standing contemporary voice talent will be played to illus-
T7631C: 1 Sat 9am-noon Jul 17                             location, camera, lighting and sound, casting, interview    trate the variety of styles embraced by this profession.
                                                          techniques, narration, computer (non-linear) editing,        Jim Conlan (BFA, U of Michigan) is the co-owner of
          SOCIAL SCENE,                                   scoring, and burning to a DVD. Learn where and how          Radio Works. This nationally acclaimed agency, estab-
                                                                                                                      lished in 1987, has created commercials for Admini-
                                                          to market productions and where to get a free copy of a
         CINEMA & ACTING                                  professional screenwriting program. Find out where to
                                                                                                                      staff, Jiffy Lube, Ford, GM and many others. He has
                                                                                                                      been doing voiceovers since 1969.
The Single Scene–                                         get professional and affordable musical arrangements        $6 or $89 for both 810 & 81
                                                          designed for use in low-budget films and video produc-      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
How to Have Fun in Houston
                                                          tions.                                                      T810G: 1 Mon 7-9pm Jun 28
The tried-and-true ways of meeting someone special
have always been the same: do what you enjoy while Benjamin Rigsby is a retired computer systems analyst              T810H: 1 Mon 7-9pm Jul 26
                                                                                                                      T810I: 1 Mon 7-9pm Aug 23
you meet other people and go to places where there are and database programmer. He has begun a second career
                                                                                                                      T810J: 1 Mon 7-9pm Sep 27
other interesting singles. Whether you’re looking for in motion picture production. He studied film and video
new friends, are new to Houston, or you’re ready to production including writing, directing and editing from          An Intro to Voiceovers:
meet that someone special, there is always something the same instructor who helped launch the careers of             Practicing the Craft
going on–with tons of single Houstonians to meet. This Quentin Tarantino, Sinbad and Queen Latifa.                    This class is for individuals who have taken 8210. If
evening gives you the chance to hear about the differ- $98                                                            you’ve never had the chance to hear how you sound
ent events available through Houston Single Source, Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Hillcroft                                 when you are professionally recorded, reading a well-
Eight Friends Out & Bayou City Outdoors as well as T8050-5A: 2 Sun 12:30-4:30pm Aug 8, 15                             written script, this is it. In a friendly and relaxed en-
many other groups and activities.                         Beginning Acting                                            vironment you and up to seven other participants will
 Kelly Howard is the leader of these three organiza-
                                                          Acting calls for taking challenges and learning about       practice reading from scripts and get professional feed-
tions. She’s been introducing people to one another and
                                                          who you really are. You want to act on stage. You know      back and direction. This class is another step in helping
leading fun activities for LLU since the 1990s.
                                                          you could do commercials. You model, but you know           you determine whether you should pursue training to
$19
                                                          you need to learn how to act to get better jobs. You want   become a professional voiceover talent.
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T801C: 1 Thurs 7-8:30pm Sep 9                            to just have fun. This class will not only give you the      Jim Conlan...see 8210.
                                                          basics of drama, but you will grow emotionally and have     $56 or $89 for both 810 & 81
Saturday Night at the Movies                              a laugh or two. Auditioning, monologues, scene study,       West Houston: Westheimer/Gessner
Houston’s film scene is rich with all kinds of Amer- script analysis, and character development will be intro-        T81G: 1 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Jul 12
ican and foreign movies at theatres such as River duced. Set and stage terminology, career resources on the           T81H: 1 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Aug 9
Oaks, The Angelika, The Museum of Fine Arts, and Internet, memory/sensory-acting techniques will also be              T81I: 1 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Sep 13
Rice Media Center. Receive news releases and cri- covered. By the end of this class, if you have the talent,
tique sheets for each movie. After each film, visit you should have what it takes to get representation by an         Beginning Voice Technique
a nearby cafe for a stimulating discussion. Make                                                                      Make music with your voice! Learn free, healthy sing-
                                                          agency or audition for a commercial or film/TV part.        ing through good sensible breathing and head resonant
friends and enjoy great flicks. Novices and buffs
                                                          James Reed Faulkner is a director, writer, actor, edu-      vocal placement. Learn about expression, mood phras-
welcome.
                                                          cator with over 30 years experience in TV, films, stage,    ing, dynamics, ideal tone, and projection of music to add
 Gerald Churchill (MA/Library Science U of Mary-
                                                          and commercials. He has worked with the Ensemble            meaning to your singing. Students will sing as a group
land) is a librarian at UHCL who loves film. At George
Washington U he studied history and French cinema.        Theatre, the Talking Back Living History Theatre Co.        but may choose to have a private evaluation.
$ + theatre tickets (passes & discounts sometimes ADV Films, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and              Judi Messina has taught piano and voice for over 20
available)                                                the Murder Mystery Players of Houston.                      years. She grew up in the theater and has performed with
River Oaks: W. Gray/Waugh                                 $168                                                        and led church, school, civic-minded groups since the
T8030C: 6 Sat 7-11pm Jul 10, 17, 31, Aug 14, 28, Sep 11 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           age of eight and currently accompanies comedians at
T8030D: 6 Sat 7-11pm Sep 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, T8170D: 8 Mon 7-9pm Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sep 13,                  ComedySportz, an improv group.$77
Dec 4                                                     20, 27                                                      Sharpstown: Bellaire/Fondren
                                                                                                                      T85B: 5 Wed 7-8:30pm Sep 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20
30        Register        online       at     www.llu.com           or     by      phone         at     713-529-4414             Leisure         Learning         Unlimited,          Inc.
                                                                                                                               the annual Houston Press Awards. He is currently in the
                      MUSIC                                  Absolute Beginner’s Piano                                         bands Smokin’ Mirrors and Dog Party.
                                                             Learning the basics of piano playing with Judi Messina
                                                                                                                                Demetri Tchoulanov...see 8342.
Joyful Singing–A Workshop                                    is fun. Receive not a bunch of unrelated fancy tricks but
                                                                                                                               $155
for Beginning & Experienced Singers                          solid information to give you a real understanding of
                                                                                                                               Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Everyone can sing! Experience the joy and power              music and a genuine set of skills. NOTE: If you’ve had
                                                                                                                               T830-61G: Guitar I–6 Tues 7-8pm Jul 13, 20, 27, Aug 3,
of reclaiming your unique voice by conquering your           any lessons before, please sign up for 8293: Piano–The
                                                                                                                               10, 17
limitations in a fun, affirming environment. Address         Second Time Around.
                                                                                                                               T830-61I: Guitar I–6 Tues 7-8pm Aug 24, 31, Sep 7, 14,
a wide spectrum of challenges that get in the way of          Judi Messina...see 8252.
                                                                                                                               21, 28
singing. Combine fundamental vocal technique with            $7                                                               T8330-61E: Guitar II–6 Tues 8:15-9:15pm Aug 24, 31, Sep
creative performance experiences to build greater            Sharpstown: Bellaire/Fondren                                      7, 14, 21, 28
confidence. Whether it’s fear, anxiety, timidity or          T890: 5 Sat 10:30am-noon Sep 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16                Clear Lake: NASA Parkway/Upper Bay Dr
self-criticism, you will tackle these issues through in-
dividually tailored exercises in which you will learn
                                                             Piano–The Second Time Around                                      T83A: Guitar I–6 Sun 4-5pm Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sep 12
to breathe freely, improvise and let your inner voice        This keyboard skills class is for those who’ve had some           Blues Harmonica
come out.                                                    lessons before. Basic theory will be thoroughly re-               Start with the basics. This class is for those with no musi-
 Tony Pryor (JD, Baylor) served as Music Director of         viewed, but students will be coached toward their own             cal training and for musicians desiring to play harmonica
First Christian Church of Katy and is Music Director of      musical goals. The aim is to fix bad habits, learn new            by ear. Learn to hold, develop the rhythm, and play in the
The Cathedral of Hope in Houston. He performed with          memory “hooks”/tricks, expand your styles repertoire              blues style. NOTE: Bring a 10-hole harmonica in the key
the Third Coast Comedy improv troupe.                        and hammer down correct counting.                                 of C.
$165                                                          Judi Messina...see 8252.                                         Don Cook is a master 10-hole harmonica player who plays
Heights: 11th/Shepherd                                       $7                                                               all styles by ear.
T85A: 1 Fri 6:45-9pm July 23 & 1 Sat 9:30am-4pm            Sharpstown: Bellaire/Fondren                                      $87 + harmonica (approximately $7)
July 24                                                      T893B: 5 Sat 1:30-3pm Sep 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16                   Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Hillcroft
How to Play Piano...A Free Overview                          Piano Freedom                                                     T8373D: 5 Sun 3:30-5pm Sep 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
As you “tickle the ivories,” have fun and receive a pre-     Have you been discouraged by traditional piano les-
view of four classes taught by Don Holcombe: How to          sons? Are you curios about how the chords are used                   GAMES, CASINO SkILLS
Play the Piano; Blues Piano, Piano by Ear and Gospel.        by musicians? Desperate to play pop, church, jazz or
Answer all your questions about getting started, back-       blues style piano, but only got classical? Then take this         Board Games & More
ground requirements, use of a piano, cost and expected       course! Learn the secrets of chord progression, impro-            For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
results.                                                     visation and playing by ear. Some previous lessons or             T8505E: 1 Fri 7-10pm Jul 9
 Don Holcombe has taught piano since the ‘50s. He is a       self-teaching experience is a must. Some practice time            T8505F: 1 Sat 2-5pm Aug 21
graduate of Rice U (BA ‘52) and S. Texas Law School          is allotted in class.
                                                              Judi Messina...see 8252.
                                                                                                                               Beginning Mah Jongg
(‘54).                                                                                                                         For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
$FREE                                                        $77                                                               T850-1K: 2 Tues & 2 Thurs 10am-noon Jul 6, 8, 13, 15
Heights: Shepherd/Memorial                                   Sharpstown: Fondren/Bellaire                                      T850-1L: 2 Tues & 2 Thurs 7-9pm Jul 6, 8, 13, 15
T869E: 1 Mon 7-8pm Jul 19                                   T895B: 6 Mon 7:30-9pm Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25              T850-1M: 2 Tues & 2 Thurs 7-9pm Aug 10, 12, 17, 19
T869F: 1 Fri 7-8pm Aug 20                                   NEW Magic Piano Workshop                                          Basics of Bridge
T869G: 1 Mon 7-8pm Sep 13                                   Much of the complexity of playing a piano is smoke and            Have fun learning to play bridge. This class offers a com-
How to Play the Piano                                        mirrors. In this workshop, your instructor will demystify         plete basic system so you can play with any partner, in any
Not for playing Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, this             the wondrous piano and simplify complex sheet music.              place, social or tournament bridge. Classes cover the fun-
easy-play, sound-good-in-a-hurry course is for adults        You will be introduced to what some call the pop-chord            damentals; opening bids and responses to opening bids, so-
with little or no previous training. Learn to read music     method, used by professional musicians. This method of            cial, duplicate, and Rubber Bridge. Instruction will include
and to play pop, Broadway show tunes, country, gos-          instruction is approximately five times faster than tradition-    playing several boards, hand analysis and class discussion.
pel, oldies and much more, quickly and easily. NOTE:         al or classical piano. As a result, you will have all the tools    Terry Currie is an American Contract Bridge League
Rental pianos are available or you may practice for          you’ll need to play anything but classical music on piano.        certified bridge instructor.
free at unlimited scheduled times during the duration         Ed White, a retired federal agent (postal inspector), has        $70 + $5 materials
of this class.                                               played professionally and as a volunteer. A true example          Sharpstown: SW Fwy/Beechnut
 Don Holcombe...see 8269.                                    of what this course can teach you, Ed took his first piano
                                                                                                                               T856C: 7 Tues 7-9pm Jun 15, 22, 29, Jul 6, 13, 20, Aug 3
$56 + $15 materials                                          lesson in 2004. Today, he has a repertoire of over 50 of
Heights: Shepherd/Memorial                                                                                                     T856D: 7 Thurs 9:30-11:30am Jun 17, 24, Jul 8, 15, 22,
                                                             his favorite songs that he plays without sheet music.
T870J: 4 Tues 7-8pm Jul 20, 27, Aug 3, 10                                                                                     Aug 5, 12
                                                             $36 + $9 optional workbook
T870K: 4 Sat noon-1pm Aug 7, 14, 21, 28                                                                                       T856E: 7 Tues 7-8pm Aug 17, 24, 31, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28
                                                             Spring: Champion Forest/Spring-Cypress
T870L: 4 Wed 7-8pm Aug 25, Sep 1, 8, 15                     T896A: 1 Sat 10am-noon Jul 17                                    Casino Craps Made Simple
T870M: 4 Thurs 7-8pm Sep 9, 16, 23, 30                      T896B: 1 Sat 10am-noon Aug 7                                     For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
Playing Piano by Ear                                         T896C: 1 Sat 10am-noon Sep 25                                    T8610D: 1 Sat 9am-1pm Jul 10
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.                                                                        T8610E: 1 Sat 9am-1pm Sep 11
                                                             Beginning Guitar I & II–
T873E: 4 Thurs 7-8pm Jul 29, Aug 5, 12, 19                                                                                    Winning Blackjack
                                                             Houston and Clear Lake
Blues Piano                                                  Guitar I is an excellent class for beginning guitarists
                                                                                                                               Blackjack is the casino card game with odds favoring the
Learn three chords and play hundreds of blues favorites                                                                        player if you play correctly. This class will teach you to
                                                             as well as teachers, song leaders, and camp counselors.
like St. Louis Blues. This class is for adult beginners or                                                                     do just that! It will emphasize blackjack’s basic system
                                                             Learn to read music, proper left-and right-hand tech-
those who have forgotten what they learned years ago.                                                                          (when to hit, stand, double down, split pairs, surrender, and
                                                             nique, and strumming for song accompaniment. By
There is a brief review of fundamentals with a quick                                                                           insurance). Progression Blackjack, card counting and most
                                                             the end of this class you should be able to play several
emphasis on playing basic blues patterns and soulful                                                                           importantly, money management will also be covered.
melodies. Then learn how to put it in musical language       of your favorite songs. Guitar II is a continuation of
                                                             Guitar I or for those who have had previous guitar les-           More than half the class will be devoted to playing.
and play it easily for fun and relaxation. NOTE: Unlim-                                                                         Larry Williams studied Blackjack for 25+ years and
ited assistance, by appointment, is available during the     sons. The class will focus on movable chords, transpos-
                                                             ing, playing in different keys, and picking techniques.           won in casinos about eighty percent of the time.
duration of class.                                                                                                             $66 materials included
  Don Holcombe...see 8269.                                   NOTE: No prior guitar experience is required for Beg
                                                             I. Bring your guitar (or a rental) to class.                      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
$56 + $15 for materials
Heights: Shepherd/Memorial                                    David Payne (830 & 8330) is a guitar teacher and                T8615E: 1 Sat 9am-1pm Jul 17
T877E: 4 Sat 11am-noon Jul 24, 31, Aug 7, 14                player who has taught for LLU for over 10 years. He               T8615F: 1 Sat 9-1pm Aug 21
T877F: 4 Tues 7-8pm Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5                   has been named best guitar teacher in Houston twice in            T8615G: 1 Sat 9-1pm Sep 25
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                       Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                      31
                                                             a difference. Discover how innovative software prod-
Intro to Texas Hold’em                                       ucts can minimize your administrative costs and reduce
                                                                                                                         Day, Woman’s World, the New York Times, the Asso-
Learn how to play Texas Hold’em, the fastest growing                                                                     ciated Press and many other publications, as well as
                                                             compliance risk.                                            on TV and radio programs from coast to coast. Learn
form of poker played today. Topics range from card-            Mario Ballesteros, CPA, has 30+ years experience
hand rankings to basic rules and strategies. Half the                                                                    her secrets about becoming famous in this class and at
                                                             of CFO/Controller small businesses leadership. With         http://PublicityContacts.com.
class will consist of playing the game. NOTE: This           Linda Ballesteros, CITRMS (Certified Identity Theft         $35 + $0 for optional manual & workbook
class is for beginners.                                      Risk Management Specialist) they offer through their        Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
 Harith Nelson (BA, English, Rice), has been studying,       consulting company, MPower Small Business Solu-             T9073D: 1 Sat 1-4pm Aug 28
playing and teaching Texas Hold’em since 2005. He            tions, tools and techniques to help small business own-
competes successfully online and in local tournaments.       ers leverage themselves for greater results.                Get Customers to Call you–
$60                                                          $30                                                         The Power of Attraction Marketing
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         Can you imagine customers calling you, ready to buy?
T86D: 1 Sat 1:30-5pm Jul 17                                                                                            Forget cold calling and expensive ads. Marketing
                                                             T9015A: 1 Wed 7-9pm Sep 22
T86E: 1 Sat 1:30-5pm Aug 14                                                                                            doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to be effective.
T86F: 1 Sat 1:30-5pm Sep 25                                Importing/Exporting–                                        Learn to use simple but powerful techniques to bring the
                                                             Which is Right for you?                                     right customers to you. You can build a credible reputa-
         BUSINESS BASICS                                     The marketplace is the globe. The Internet has made
                                                                                                                         tion for yourself and your company. Attract media atten-
                                                                                                                         tion, and get customers to call you with all the business
           & CAREERS                                         goods and services in demand in virtually every coun-
                                                             try in the world. This course will provide an over-
                                                                                                                         you can handle. These techniques will work for virtually
                                                                                                                         any business in any economy.
Successfully Starting &                                      view of the importing/exporting industry and some             Cathy Stucker has had a successful business since
Operating a Business                                         necessities of being successful at either importing or      1994, and she hates to sell. Learn her secrets of attract-
Learn what it takes to achieve the American dream of         exporting. Discuss the World Bank, Ex-Im Bank, du-          ing customers and being profitable in this class and at
                  profitably operating your own busi-        ties and tariffs, custom brokers, free trade agreements,    http://IdeaLady.com.
                  ness. Learn the 21 reasons why busi-       regulations and labeling requirements. Learn what any       $35 + $0 for optional materials
                  nesses succeed and the number one          businessperson needs to know to be a success moving         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                  reason they fail. Learn fundamentals       goods in or out of the U.S.                                 T907C: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jul 15
                  of preparing a winning business plan,       Ron Doak (MBA, UC Berkeley/PhD, California Coast           T907D: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Sep 23
                  learn hundreds of IRS mandated tax         U) has patented over a dozen products and started nu-
                                                             merous successful businesses. He’s taught at several
                  deductions and loopholes for the self-
                  employed and how to choose the prop-       colleges.                                                      Realty Investment Club
                                                             $36 + optional $10 for materials
                  er legal form of business entity. View a
case study of how the instructor obtained over $250,000      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                  of Houston
of free advertising for a client and how you can too.
Take the entrepreneur test and find out if you have what
                                                             T901C: 1 Tues 7-9pm Aug 17
                                                                                                                                    presents
it takes to be successful. Learn how to use one simple       Grant Writing I & II
                                                             The money is waiting. In Grant Writing I (90) learn
form to determine whether your business will be a suc-
cess. The instructor’s peers call him Dr. QuickBooks         to understand and produce a winning proposal. Inter-               General Meetings &
and you’ll receive an overview of QuickBooks and how
it can be used to keep your books so you will know in-
                                                             pret foundation guidelines and preview the grant writ-
                                                             ing process. See what’s involved in describing your                  Trade Shows
stantly every vital numerical fact about your business.      mission, creating a needs statement, and producing           Enhance your real estate knowledge at
Also take charge of your business by implementing the        goals and objectives. Analyze a successful application
                                                             and receive a complete list of resources. In Grant Writ-     these events with a variety of national
dynamic seven-step business development program plus
much more.                                                   ing II (905), write! Learn the fine points of describ-              speakers and local experts.
 Joe Moughon, CPA, has helped hundreds of entrepre-          ing your project, producing an executive summary, a                    The Renaissance Hotel
neurs achieve their American dream. He works with            cover letter and an intent letter. Project evaluations,
businesses and individuals in the areas of marketing, ac-    budgeting and packaging–all key components of a suc-                     6 Greenway Plaza
counting, taxation, planning and coaching.                   cessful grant–will be covered. Additionally, have your              Southwest Freeway at Edloe
$ + optional $19.95 for Success Secrets of Starting        grant application critiqued, fine tune it, and have a fi-               Houston, TX 77046
and Operating a New Business                                 nal product ready for submission. This class will turn
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          you into a confident grant writer. NOTE: It’s highly               Saturday July 3, 8:30am-noon
T9005D: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jul 15                           recommended that you take 9044 it’s a stepping-stone              Saturday Aug 7, 8:30am-noon
T9005E: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Sep 16                           for 9045.
                                                              Allen Grundy (BA, Rutgers U) has worked for non-
                                                                                                                               Saturday Sept 4, 8:30am-noon
NEW Starting a Non-Profit Business                           profit organizations and governmental agencies since
Starting with nothing but the idea of a non-profit orga-     1985. He has had many years of experience with grass-
nization, learn how to write a business plan and a con-
tract, plus sources of grants and funds. Forming an or-
                                                             roots organizations in the field including employment as            Introduction to
                                                             a grant writer and strategic planner.
ganization, creation of a board, and other aspects of the
operation of a non-profit business will be discussed.
                                                             $83 + $10 for training materials                                  Real Estate Investing
                                                             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
An individual should come with an idea of the enter-
                                                             T90E: GWI–2 Tues 6:45-10pm Jul 6, 13                       This orientation will provide an overview
                                                                                                                                                                  -
prise in which they are interested, their knowledge of
the enterprise, and related factors.                         T905E: GWII–2 Tues 6:45-10pm Jul 20, 27                     of the various investing options available
 Judy Arfa, CPA, owns a firm that specializes in non-        T90F: GWI–2 Tues 6:45-10pm Aug 10, 17                      for entering the world of real estate. Learn
profit organizations. Since 2004, she has audited sev-       T905F: GWII–2 Tues 6:45-10pm Aug 24, 31
                                                             T90G: GWI–2 Tues 6:45-10pm Sep 14, 21                      working definitions of many of the terms -
eral large non-profit entities.
$75                                                          T905G: GWII–2 Tues 6:45-10pm Sep 28, Oct 5                  used in the industry and suggestions for
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                       Million Dollar Publicity–For Free!                                            getting started.
T9007A: 1 Sat 10am-4pm Sep 11                             Discover the little-known secrets of generating million-              Wednesday, July 21, 6:30-9pm
NEW CEO–Chief Everything Officer... dollar publicity with little or no expense and make your-                                   Wednesday, Aug 18, 6:30-9pm
How Letting Go Can Help you Grow                          self a star! Learn how to get the attention of print and
                                                          broadcast media, plus how to become Internet famous.                  Wednesday, Sept 15, 6:30-9pm
your Small Business                                       Get insider secrets on writing press releases, getting them
Strategic growth in a soft economy starts with knowing in the hands of the right media, and how to go around me-
how and when to incorporate tools to help you lever- dia to take your message directly to the public. Discover               Register for these events at www.richclub.org,
age yourself. It also includes networking and why rela- how press releases can get your web site ranked higher in            call 713-947-7424 or visit the RICH Club head-
tionship building is the foundation for lasting business. the search engines and how to tap into the power of social        quarters where these Introduction to Real Estate
There’s also enhanced collaboration...how using “hid- networking to get publicity, attract customers and make              Investing classes will take place. Space is limited!
den” referral partners can make you more valuable to yourself famous. Anyone can do it—why not you?                                  6611 Portwest Drive, Suite 100
your customers. Finally learn how technology can make Cathy Stucker has been featured in stories in Woman’s                                Houston, TX 77024
3       Register        online      at    www.llu.com           or    by     phone        at    713-529-4414           Leisure          Learning           Unlimited,           Inc.
                                                                                                                      learn how to package yourself as an expert or become
Resumes That Sell you                                       1995. You can see some of her titles at IdeaLady.com.
                                                                                                                      an expert in about a year on any topic for which you
& Competitive Job Hunting Techniques                        $35 + $0 for optional materials
                                                                                                                      have a passion. Learn the secrets of being a great
Whether you want to work in the U.S. or abroad, this Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                              communicator.
course will provide information on getting you prepared T911D: 1 Sat 1-4pm Jul 24                                     Roy Flores is a trainer and consultant who speaks
for your new job search. So if you have lost your job, are Mystery Shopping for Fun & Profit                          around the world. His clients include Intel, ExxonMo-
looking to change careers, frustrated with your current Businesses want to know how they are seen by their            bil, and Shell. Also see 6075.
salary, or dreading to prepare your resume…this class customers. They hire mystery shoppers as “undercover            $7
provides the assistance you need. Bring your resume customers” to tell them. Mystery shoppers are needed              Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
for a free evaluation and learn a quick process to sell for restaurants, stores, hotels, banks, and more. Get in-     T9169D: 1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jul 10
yourself in a powerful resume. Review innovative mar- sider secrets from an experienced shopper and find out          T9169E: 1 Sat 9am-noon Sep 18
keting tools to promote your credentials through busi- how you can get paid to shop, eat, and more in your
ness cards, websites, PowerPoint presentations or even spare time. It’s flexible and fun and all you need to get
billboards. In class, write your credentials so they sell started is Internet access. Receive step-by-step instruc-
                                                                                                                                  LEGAL MATTERS
you! Take the time to also view the job boards, company tions. The text includes more than 100 companies hiring       How to Become a Professional
websites and bring job ads you are interested in applying shoppers! Avoid scams and learn the truth about becom-      Private Investigator
to. And most importantly, get ready to roll your sleeves ing a successful, professional shopper.                      TV portrayals of private investigation make it look like an
up to find that new job.                                    Cathy Stucker...see 9073 and 9074.                        interesting job. Here, find out that it really is! This class will
 Deborah Gomez started her career as a secretarial sci- $35 + $5 for required text                                   give you valuable information on how to enter this field full-
ence major in New York and continued her training with Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            time or part-time. Separate fact from fiction and find out what
Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She is president of T91D: 1 Sat 1-4pm Jul 10                                    PIs really do. It’s not just watching cheating spouses. Get an
Resumes That Sell You.com has over 15 years of expe- T91E: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 14                                insight into the various types of investigations performed by
rience in assisting candidates in preparation of powerful
resumes that increase interviews which have led to em-
                                                            Goat Farming for Pleasure & Profit                        professionals in the field
                                                            It’s possible to support your family with 50 goats         Michael Horner has worked in the security and investigative
ployment both domestically and around the world.                                                                      field since 1991. He is director of investigations for Worldwide
                                                            on five acres. There have been a number of fads in
$6 + $10 for materials                                                                                               Investigations and Consulting.
                                                            the livestock farming industry. A few have worked
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                                                                   $55
                                                            but only for a short period of time. Eighty percent
T9096E: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Jun 26                                                                                         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                            of Texas’ cattle ranchers either break even or report
T9096F: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Aug 14                                                                                         T90A: 1 Sat 9am-noon Jun 26
                                                            a loss. Goats, the world’s most popular red meat,
T9096G: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Sep 25                                                                                         T90B: 1 Sat 9am-noon Jul 31
                                                            reproduce twice as fast, forage on the same land, and
Learn to Touch Type on a PC                                 earn 25 percent more than cattle. Learn how to care,      T90C: 1 Sat 9am-noon Aug 21
This six-hour class is for beginning typists and those feed and produce goats. This class also addresses              T90D: 1 Thurs 6:45-9:45pm Sep 23
wishing to review. Learn the alphabet and some punctu- developing a plan for earning a living from your               NEW Foster Care & Adoption:
ation by touch. At the end of class you should be able to goats (meat, dairy, brush, show and breeding types)
                                                                                                                      Navigating the Process
type 15 wpm and know the basics necessary to continue and the number crunching required to make it work.              Receive an overview of what’s involved in providing fos-
on your own. NOTE: Every minute in this class is vital; NOTE: A field trip to the instructor’s farm in Alvin          ter care or adopting. A detailed explanation including what
you’ll learn seven keys in the first 15 minutes. Please ar- is included.                                              types of children (ethnicity, age, special needs) are readily
rive on time. No refunds, transfers or cancellations after Tammy Kocurek...see 1019.                                  available for adoption, the general criteria of the approval
5:30pm Wednesday prior to class.                            $36                                                       process, legal issues that commonly occur, how you can
 Deborah Gomez started her career as a secretarial sci- Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           adopt without any fees, and support you can expect to get
ence major in New York and continued her training with T9158C: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Jul 15 & 1 Sun 5-7pm Jul 18              from the state of Texas. Discuss the length of time it takes
Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She types about 70 T9158D: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Sep 23 & 1 Sun 5-7pm Sep 26              to get through process to take custody of a child. Also learn
                                                                                                                      how single parents, members of the GLBT community, se-
wpm. She is president of Resumes That Sell You.com.
$73 + $10.83 for text & handouts (not optional)
                                                            Chickens for Fun & Eggs                                   niors and others who might think they are excluded from
                                                            Free-range eggs are good for your heart. Explore the      adoption can experience this positive life changing event.
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                                                                     Ana Pressler, LCPAA, Marilyn Barnes, LCSW,
T911E: 1 Sat 8:45am-3pm Jul 10                             pleasure/challenges of raising chickens in and out of
                                                                                                                      LCPAA, Sherri Simmons, LMSW, are on the staff of
                                                            Houston. Learn which breeds are better eggers, which      The Sans Pareil Center for Children & Family Services,
Solo-Preneuring ™–                                          are fun to look at and which are the best chickens to     which was established in March. All members of their
Earning a Living Without a Job                              have around children. Receive answers to such ques-       staff have worked in this field for over 15 years. Robert
Make a living on your own terms. Discover exciting, tions as: should you hatch from eggs or buy chicks,               Cardenas, attorney at law, will also participate.
creative ways to make money doing what you love to and are roosters optional. Housing, feed, water, basic             $FREE
do. Establish multiple sources of income, make money care and aspects of keeping hens happy, healthy and              Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
when you’re not working, and more.                          laying will be covered. This lively class will feature    T910A: 1 Tues 7-8:30pm Aug 31
 Cathy Stucker...see 9073 and 9074.                         the instructors’ personal chicken experiences. NOTE:      T910B: 1 Wed 7-8:30pm Sep 29
$35 + $0 for optional manual                               On the weekend, tour the instructor’s chicken farm        Divorce in Texas–Money & More
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         near Manvel.                                              Lack of knowledge can lead to mistakes costing thou-
T910C: 1 Sat 9am-noon Jul 10                                Ron Doak applies his management skills to chicken        sands of dollars. The following will be covered in this
T910D: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 21                           husbandry. In 2001 he and his wife started with a small   class: dividing retirement plans, keeping the home,
Sell Ebooks Online                                          flock of 11 hens. He now cares for about 100 animals.     alimony, child support, tax ramifications, budgeting,
Traditionally published authors may wait years for their They are members of the American Poultry Association.        separate versus community property, stock options,
books to be published, and then end up getting a tiny $36 per person or $65 per couple + $10 optional ma-             Social Security, the family business, choosing an at-
royalty for all their hard work. When you publish an eb- terials                                                      torney, ways to get a divorce, and more. Real life cases
ook your book can be available immediately, and you Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               will be described.
keep 100% of the profit. Ebooks are becoming more T9161C: 1 Thur 7-9pm Aug 19 & 1 Sun 3-5pm Aug                        Patricia Barrett is an independent Certified Financial
                                                                                                                      Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who
popular every day: Amazon.com has sold more than 22
                                                                                                                      has worked in this field since 1988. She frequently at-
300,000 Kindle ebook readers. Start selling your ebooks Make a Fortune as a Professional
                                                                                                                      tends Family Law symposiums and is a highly sought
today, even if you don’t have a web site or a merchant
                                                            Speaker, Trainer or Consultant                            speaker on this subject.
account. Discover how to get others including Amazon.                                                                 $
                                                            The professional speaking and training business is a
com to sell your ebooks for you. You can get started                                                                  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                            multi-billion dollar industry and there is a constant
with little or no money and make a profit immediately.                                                                T913D: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Jun 26
                                                            need for speakers and trainers. With a little bit of
Don’t wait!                                                                                                           T913E: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Jul 31
                                                            practice and know how, you can learn to profit in this
Cathy Stucker has published print and ebooks since                                                                    T913F: 1 Sat 1:30-4pm Sep 11
                                                            field. Use your current knowledge, or experience, and
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                              Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                          33

Getting on & Staying                                                   FINANCIAL PLANNING,                                      Stock Market Speculating Like A Pro
on Social Security Disability                                                                                                   For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
Inattention to SSA disability criteria by physicians can
                                                                         INVESTING, TAxES                                       T980D: 1 Tues 6:45-9:30pm Sep 21
result in inadequate medical documentation, which can             Budgeting Made Simple                                         How To Make killer Returns & Profits
cause an improper denial of claims. This course will pro-         Do you have too much month left at the end of your
vide materials to help you inform your physician of dis-          money or are you concerned that this might be the case in
                                                                                                                                in Chaotic Financial Markets
ability criteria and the need for reflective documentation.       the future? If so, learn how to create and live on a budget      Whether it’s stock, FOREX, commodities, or mutual
Specially developed forms will help you keep your physi-          so that you can enjoy life and not worry about finances.         funds in your 401K, you can earn amazing profits in any
cian and SSA informed of key symptoms and functional              Whether you earn $15k or $150k per year, you can devel-          market (including the crazy markets today). Learn time-
limitation information. This course also will help you            op and maintain a budget that is fun to do and easy to un-       tested and proven techniques that will eliminate emo-
provide better answers to crucial questions asked on SSA          derstand. This workshop will provide you with the tools          tion and instill confidence so you can invest like a pro.
forms. Children, non-medical eligibility requirements, and        necessary to begin to take control of your finances instead      See the results of actual accounts to prove this system
post-approval benefit issues are not addressed. Additional        of them controlling you. Bring your monthly income and           works. Learn how to get in and, more importantly, when
information available at: www.disabilityhouston.com.              bills, and any additional expenses. During class, discuss
 Robert Hager is an attorney who has represented dis-                                                                              to get out. Understand how to cash in when markets take
                                                                  ways to live happily but within your means and develop a
ability claimants before the Social Security Adminis-             budget that you can begin to use immediately.                    a dive. Also, discover a simple maneuver to increase
tration since 1989. He is a past member of the Adult               T. Iglehart (BA, Finance, UT-San Antonio; MBA, Fi-              your investment positions with no out-of-pocket money.
Mental Health Planning Advisory Council of MHMRA                  nance, UH) has worked in Banking/Financial Services              Develop an investment plan and a trading strategy that
of Harris County (1997-2001) and the Disability Issues            since 1998. She is a banker with a major bank in Houston.        works. Learn more in three hours than in three years at
Committee of the State Bar of Texas (2001-2006).                  $35 + $5 materials                                               business school. Knowledge is power.
$FREE                                                             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               Roy Flores is a former stock and commodities broker
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               T950D: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Jun 17                                     with Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. He has been
T918F: 1 Sat 2-4pm Jun 26                                        T950E: 1 Sat 11am-1pm Jul 17
T918G: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Jul 22                                                                                                       an investor since 1971 and has taught investment classes
                                                                  T950F: 1 Wed 7-9pm Sep 15
T918H: 1 Sat 2-4pm Sep 18                                                                                                         since 1976. Also see 6075. Matthew Leonard has been
                                                                  Financial Workshop:                                              an Associate of Flores & Associates since 1993. He has
Bankruptcy–                                                       your Source for Financial Education been an active investor and trader since 1989.
Survival After Financial Distress                                 No matter what your age, chances are you want a better fu- $7
Congress tried to kill bankruptcy, but don’t fear; it’s alive     ture. This seminar is an easy way to learn how to save, invest Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
and well. It’s just a bit more complicated than before. Con-      and work toward your financial goals. Whether you are just T98C: 1 Sat 9am-noon Aug 7
sumers and small businesses can still file for bankruptcy;        starting out or want to learn something new, the workshop
they just may have to pay more to do it and will have to          will give you real-world strategies that are easy to follow.     Security Options De-Mystified
meet many more requirements. Learn who typically files             Luisa Ehrig is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones, For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
for bankruptcy and why, how the system works, and how             Member SIPC.                                                     T990C: 3 Mon 6-9pm Jul 12, 19, 26
best to keep what you own. Pre-bankruptcy planning, how           $FREE + $5 for materials
to choose a lawyer, and how to land on your feet when the         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                              Intro to Currency Trading
process is over are among the subjects to be covered.             T975E: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Jul 22                                  Once limited to banks and high net worth individuals,
 Adam Schachter (JD, SMU) has practiced consumer                  T975F: 1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Aug 7                                  the Foreign Exchange Market (FOREX) is now acces-
and small business bankruptcy law since 1998 and has              T975G: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Sep 23                                  sible to anyone wishing to invest $500 or more. This
counseled over 3,000 people.                                                                                                       course gives beginning traders all the tools necessary
$0                                                               Stocks, Bonds, & Mutual Funds–                                   to start buying and selling currencies. Topics include:
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               Investing 101                                                    information on how the FOREX Market works; how to
T91D: 1 Thurs 6:45-9pm Jul 15                                   Building your investor IQ starts with understanding the ba- use the online trading platform to place orders; specific
T91E: 1 Wed 6:45-9pm Sep 29                                     sics. Don’t let fear of the unknown prevent you from invest-
                                                                  ing in your future. Getting started can be easier than you think trading strategies including determining when to buy
Legal Rights–Protect yourself                                     if you understand the basics. Whether you are new to invest- or sell, how to manage risk, and how to analyze charts
from Debt Collectors                                              ing or need a refresher, join this Foundations of Investing and economic indicators. NOTE: Trading foreign ex-
Recent changes in bankruptcy laws have changed the way            seminar to learn more about the key features of bonds, stocks change on margin carries a great deal of risk and may
collectors deal with consumers–they’re even more aggres-          and mutual funds. The importance of asset allocation and the not be suitable for everyone. The high amount of lever-
sive than they used to be. Nevertheless, protection against       impact of inflation on your long-term goals will also be dis- age can work for and against you.
various intrusions into your life and finances is still avail-    cussed. NOTE: Mutual funds are offered by prospectus. A Jeff Cross (BBA, Finance, Texas A&M) has been
able. This class will provide you with the knowledge nec-         prospectus contains more complete information including
essary to respond to a bill collector. Few people, including                                                                       active in the foreign exchange market since 2000. He
                                                                  investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses as well as
most lawyers, know that the law gives them significant            other important information that should be carefully con- has passed the Series 3 and Series 34 exams. He is the
rights. This class is about those rights that collectors don’t    sidered before investing or spending money. Your instruc- Foreign Exchange Director at Mercury Financial. Juan
want consumers to know about. Topics include: a form let-         tor can provide you with a prospectus, or visit her web site Carlos Maldonado has been a currency trader since
ter that can be sent to make the calls stop; lists of what debt   at edwardjones.com. Also note: The instructor of this class 2005.
collectors may and may not do; how to determine if an at-         receives no remuneration; she provides this information as $6 + $15 for optional workbook
torney (like the one who teaches this class) is needed and        a service to the community. Luisa Ehrig... see 9275.             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
worth their salt. Adam Schachter...see 9221.                      $5 + $  materials fee                                          T99C: 1 Sat 10am-1pm Jul 31
$19                                                               Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               T977F: 1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Aug 7                                  Financial Workshop for Women
T95D: 1 Wed 6:45-8pm Jul 14                                     T977G: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Sep 23                                  Women have many of the same financial goals as men
T95E: 1 Thurs 6:45-8pm Sep 30                                                                                                    but often face a different set of challenges when working
                                                                  Stock Market Investing Like a Pro
Do your Own Will                                                  Learn how to determine corporate intrinsic value to in- toward those goals. This seminar is conducted in an in-
Learn to prepare a simple, valid Texas will without the usual     vest like Warren Buffett. Become skilled in finding the teractive learning environment and provides steps to help
legal fees. Such a will may not be for those who need estate      correct information on the Internet so that you may be you plan for financial security. Learn more about: What
planning or special trusts for dependents but is perfect for      on the right side of the market. Know when the market you can do now to prepare for retirement; Your options
many people. Use forms and guidance from the first class to       is undervalued or overvalued, the long-term trends and to pay for a child’s or grandchild’s education and de-
prepare your will. Bring it to the second class for review. For   whether it may be reaching a top and time to become a veloping a strategy to help achieve your financial goals.
the cost of this class, you end up with a valid will. Those who   contrarian investor. Understand the importance of inter- Luisa Ehrig... see 9275.
need wills more complex than provided for in the course           est-rate yield curves and trading psychology.
may request a 50% refund after the first class.                                                                                    $FREE
                                                                   Eric Prentis (PhD, UH) the author of The Astute Inves-
 Dave Elmers, a lawyer in Houston since 1977, is thor-            tor, as well as The Astute Speculator. He has taught at Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
oughly familiar with will preparation.                            USC in the graduate business program and has held a T995F: 1 Thurs 6:15-7:30pm Jun 17
$35 + $3 materials                                                position as a registered investment adviser.                     T995G: 1 Sat 10-11:30am Jul 10
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                               $3 + $30 for text                                               T995H: 1 Thurs 6:15-9:30pm Aug 19
T933D: 2 Mon 7:30-9pm Jul 12, 19                                 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                              T995I: 1 Sat 10-11:30am Sep 11
T933E: 2 Tues 7:30-9pm Sep 7, 14                                 T979B: 1 Tues 6:45-9:30pm Jul 20
3        Register        online      at    www.llu.com                      or     by     phone        at     713-529-4414            Leisure         Learning          Unlimited,          Inc.
Invest in your Debt
Experience the No.1 debt elimination seminar in Amer-                                 Real Estate from Foreclosure
ica. Avoid a “debt-disaster” and owe
nothing. This course is designed for                        How to Buy Real Estate from Foreclosure                                  how you can research properties at home on the Internet.
                                                            Do you want to learn how to start making money with                      Learn how to quickly qualify deals and minimize mis-
people who want to build wealth and
                                                            foreclosures right now regardless of your financial                      takes. Learn how to locate the owners of abandoned prop-
achieve financial freedom. Pay off
                                                            situation? Learn proven methods for acquiring or sell-                   erties and find out who really is on the title.
student loans as well as all other con-                                                                                               Linda Purcell-Muscarello...see 9515.
sumer debts including credit cards and                      ing distressed property and how the foreclosure pro-
                                                            cess really works. Ask questions, get real answers,                      $97 + $10 workbook; ($169 for both 9515-5 & 9516-
car payments within three years. Then                                                                                                5, workbook included)
pay off your 30-year mortgage in an-                        and receive individual attention that will ensure that
                                                                                                                                     Downtown: Main/Preston
other five years. Also learn how to handle emergency you receive a thorough understanding of how to: buy
                                                                                                                                     T9516-5A: 1 Thurs 9am-4:30pm Sep 23
money needs and discover the benefits of living on cash. property before, at, or after the auction as well as steps
Whether you make $12,000 or $120,000, have good one can take that may save their home from the auc-                                  How to Buy Real Estate
credit or no credit, investing in your debt is the thing tion block.                                                                 From Foreclosure–Field Training
to do. The key to financial freedom is to invest in your     Linda Purcell-Muscarello (BA, Psychology, UH )
                                                                                                                                     In this field-training experience, go door knocking at
debts using a simple linear math technology to eliminate is on the Board of Directors of the National Real Es-                       homes that are scheduled for auction. Learn how to in-
all debts. Then operate 100% on cash. Find out why the tate Investors Association and served for two terms as                        form homeowners of available options that may help
                                                            President of The Realty Investment Club of Houston.
mortgage tax deduction is a farce and why most conven-                                                                               them keep their home or help them move on if a win-
                                                            $97 + $10 workbook; ($169 for both 9515-5 & 9516-
tional investment strategies don’t work. Learn the true                                                                              win sale is what they want. Receive a script from the
                                                            5, workbook included)
value of a dollar, how to “reverse budget” the process of                                                                            instructor and role play together! It’s not at all scary
                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
“seizing your savings”, and how to make logical deci-                                                                                when you know what to do and what not to do. Have
sions when you buy. NOTE: Bring your list of debts. T9515-5A: 1 Mon & 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 20, 21                                  fun while learning to participate in this very serious
During class develop your own debt elimination plan How to Buy Real Estate                                                           business. Your instructor will walk you through it.
that can be implemented immediately. Strictly an edu- From Foreclosure–Title Research                                                NOTE: The first 12 students who sign up for this
cational workshop, no financial planning, insurance                                                                                  class have priority for field trip times.
                                                            Dangerous and costly pitfalls can confront anyone pur-
or investments will be promoted or sold.                                                                                              Linda Purcell-Muscarello...see 9515.
                                                            chasing real estate. Don't let it happen to you. Learn how
 Keith Phildius, regional Vice President of IYD, Inc., to navigate, on the computer, your way through IRS liens,                     $97 + $10 workbook
and his team of instructors, have created this course, judgments, bankruptcies and more. Then go downtown                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
which has been taught nationwide since 1999.                where your instructor will show you how it’s done and                    T9517-5A: 1 Sat 10am-6pm Sep 25
$35 per person; $61 per couple + $5 materials + $3
for optional text
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                        Settling with the IRS                                                     NEW The Retirement Circle–
T9300C: 1 Thurs 6:45-9:45pm Jul 22                         for Pennies on the Dollar                                                 A Support Group
T9300D: 1 Thurs 6:45-9:45pm Sep 2                          Like many government bureaucracies, it’s easy to                          One of the great fears people have is what to do in re-
Income Tax for Small Business Owners get lost in trying to resolve difficult problems with                                           tirement. Employment is a great anchor and when it’s
                                                                                                                                     gone, lots of people are lost. Whether you’re a Senior
This course is centered on one statement: “It’s not what the IRS. This class provides a compass to help you
                                                                                                                                     Citizen, in your 20’s or unemployed, if you’re out of the
you earn that matters, it’s what you get to keep that navigate your way through their thicket. If you owe
                                                                                                                                     job market or plan to be, you probably share common
counts.” Thus the instructor’s primary purpose is to the IRS but can’t pay, are afraid to communicate with
                                                                                                                                     concerns with others. Attend this free orientation (905)
save you money, period! Owning and operating your them or just have a problem you can’t solve, this
                                                                                                                                     to discuss the development of this circle designed to
own business is the last of the great tax shelters and you class is your answer. Learn what actions the IRS can
                                                                                                                                     help you enjoy retirement. If it is a productive meeting,
will learn hundreds of tax deductions and tax saving
                                                                                                                                     a weekly support group (906) will be formed. The fee
strategies. Learn the number one tax strategy that alone take and what are your rights; how to file an Offer in
                                                                                                                                     for participating in this will be determined by the size
can save you thousands of dollars each year. Learn le- Compromise (pay pennies on the dollar); negotiate an
                                                                                                                                     of the circle. If it’s small (6-10); $80, medium (10-19);
gal, moral and ethical ways to deduct your fun, travel, installment agreement; get an IRS bank or wage levy
                                                                                                                                     $70, and large (19-30); $60.
meals and how to turn your automobile and home into released; file past due tax returns (even if you don’t
                                                                                                                                      Jeff Swink studied public speaking at Texas Tech and
tax-deductible gold mines. This course covers how to have records); and get penalties removed. NOTE:
                                                                                                                                     Phillips U. He has been called upon to present ideas and
audit proof your tax return with proper record-keeping The information in this class will be general; the
                                                                                                                                     topics for over 25 years.
and documentation of income, deductions and expenses. instructor makes his living dealing with advanced
                                                                                                                                     $FREE
Gain valuable insights in potential ordinary, necessary problems in this area.
                                                                                                                                     Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
and reasonable expenses such as home office deduc-
                                                                                                                                     T905A: 1 Mon 6:45-8:45pm Jul 26
tions, travel and entertainment expenses, employing your Donald Kozielski (BA, Accounting, UH) has been a
                                                                                                                                     T906A: 8 Mon 6:45-8:45pm Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sep
children or spouse, retirement plans, automobile deduc- CPA since 1984 representing clients before the IRS and
tions, and general operating expenses. The course will state taxing agencies.                                                        13, 20, 27
also cover the tax ramifications of your business entity $19                                                                         Family Caregivers Workshop
choice, estimated tax payments and an overview of how Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                            For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
to maintain your company’s records using QuickBooks. T9360C: 1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Jul 7                                                 T918C: 1 Wed 7-9pm Aug 18
 Joe Moughon... see 9005.                                  T9360D: 1 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Sep 16                                        T918D: 1 Sat 10am-noon Sep 18
$ per person + 19.95 optional book: Tax Strategies
for the Small Business Owner
                                                                       RETIREMENT/HEALTH CARE                                        NEW Annuities 101: Retirement Tool
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                                                                                  or Insurance Gimmick?
T933D: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Jul 22                            Mexico–Living, Retiring                                                   A refreshing change to the sales pitch often disguised as a
T933E: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Sep 30                            or Vacationing South of the Border                                        free meal seminar, this course uncovers the details of this
                                                                      Every year millions of Americans live, retire or vacation      retirement tool. An annuity can be a lifetime of payments
                                                                      in Mexico, making new friends, and having memorable            to the owner of the annuity; it can be a tax deferred savings
                                                                      experiences. Mexico is exciting, hospitable, convenient        vehicle; it can be a lot of things. In an open and neutral en-
                                                                                                                                     vironment, understand the different types of annuities, how
                                                                      and affordable. Find out if you want to live there, short or
                                                                                                                                     they work, the pros and cons and learn for which situations
                                                                      long-term. Answer all your questions about immigration,        they work best or don’t work at all. This course is inspired
                                                                      insurance, health care, finances, pharmaceuticals, classes,    by actual training given to financial advisors and insurance
                                                                      etc. Receive maps and hear about the best places to visit      agents, and customized to deliver an unbiased presentation.
                                                     See class 9360




                                                                      and live. Make the most of your stay south of the border.       Bryon Townsend, CFP, has worked in Financial Ser-
                                                                       Patricia Coronado was the Cultural Liaison for the            vices since 1994. He spent 10 years exclusively training
                                                                      Mexican Cultural Institute and the Mexican Consulate           and educating both individuals and advisors on invest-
                                                                      in Houston. Also see 5010.                                     ment and insurance products.
                                                                                                                                     $FREE + $5 for materials
                                                                      $36                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                      Galleria: Westheimer/610 W. Loop                               T93A: 1 Tues 6:15-8:45pm Aug 3
                                                                      T903E: 1 Sat 2:30-6:30pm Aug 7                                T93B: 1 Wed 6:15-8:45pm Sep 15
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                           Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                           35
                                                                                                                             the ones to sell or keep. This class will be filled with infor-
Roll It, Take It, Leave It, Move It:                         NEW Home Buying 101–How to                                      mation that works. Your instructor has bought and sold over
know your Employer                                           Save Thousands Buying a Home                                    200 houses in the Houston area. Learn from his successes
Retirement Plan Options                                      Take a comprehensive look at home buying, learn to avoid        and mistakes. Learn where to get money, sellers, buyers and
Moving on? Should your retirement savings do the             common costly mistakes and make a good purchase. This class     great returns. All you need is desire and action.
                                                             will cover free government grants and how much they will pay     Ray Sasser and his partner Audie have been active
same? How you handle your 401k, pension or other em-
                                                             you to buy a home. Do you need a loan? Find out when to         buyers and property managers in the Houston market
ployer-sponsored retirement plan when you leave your         obtain one? Learn how to choose the best loan terms for you.    for over 25 years.
job is one of your most important financial decisions.       Through this class, you’ll learn how to choose your home: a     $97
Learn about the five most common distribution options        foreclosure, new home, resale, or For Sale By Owner. Receive    Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
and how to factor taxes, penalties and investment op-        information that can save you thousands in interest, overpay-   T957A: 1 Tues 9am-5pm Jun 15
tions into your decision. Knowing your options when          ments and repairs. This class will give you all the information T957B: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Jul 17
you leave your job can help you make the right choice        to make a choice that will be best for you and your family.     T957C: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Aug 21
for your retirement.                                          Sadaf Sultan...see 9490. Paul Tapia has been a real es-        T957D: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Sep 18
                                                             tate agent since 1999 and has sold over 300 units. He has
                                                             worked for a number of Fortune 500 new home builders. Income Tax and Bookkeeping for
 Scott Powers, AAMS (BBA, Finance, Texas A&M), is
a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, Member SIPC.          $FREE (including private credit consultation & Real Estate Investors
$FREE                                                        credit report) + $15 optional course material                   For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                             T969A: 1 Sat 10am-1pm Sep 18
T91E: 1 Wed 6:30-7:45pm Jun 30                             T991A: 1 Sat 10am-noon Jul 24
T91F: 1 Wed 6:30-7:45pm Jul 21                             T991B: 1 Sat 10am-noon Aug 21                                  Tax-Free Real Estate Investing
                                                                                                                             There are four little-known ways to build wealth quickly,
NEW Insurance Basics–                                        How to Buy a House                                              tax-free, in real estate. It takes little or no money and fewer
Life, Auto & Home                                            One of the most important investment decisions of your than 10 hours a week (often less than that). You don’t have to
Insurance companies are required by law to provide           life–purchasing a home–is often made without any under- rehab houses, do foreclosures or deal with tenants (but those
                                                             standing of how to go about it. In this simple, comprehensive are options). Use your retirement funds, 401K-rollover, or
                    full disclosure. In doing so, they give  workshop, understand how the system works, what resources even your personal residence if you buy or build new. You
                    more information than most people        are available, and what the total costs are. Topics include: 1) can also do it as a passive credit investor with low risk. All
                    can process or understand. In these      home finance; 2) home selection; 3) agent selection–seller’s this works if you follow the program outlined in this class.
                    classes, designed for the layperson,     agent, buyer’s agent, or intermediary; 4) resale, new con- Mark Pantak (BS, Finance, Central Michigan U) is a
                    learn what you need to know and          struction, for sale by owner; and 5) contract to closing. Learn full-time real estate investor. From 1997 to 2009 he had
                    what is unnecessary. Key to these        the options, resources and opportunities available.             purchased 120 houses and sold all but 15. He’s done this
                    classes will be the information on         Tom Villanueva, a Houstonian with an outstanding without using his money or credit.
                    the kind of coverage you should have     overview of the local real estate scene, has been in the $39 + $10 for optional materials
                                                             real estate business since 1988. He is affiliated with Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
and what is too little or too much. Class 971 will cover    Coldwell-Banker United.
Life. Class 97 will cover Auto and Home. Bring your                                                                        T966G: 1 Sat 10am-1pm Jul 10
                                                             $31 + $5 materials                                              T966H: 1 Wed 6:45-9:45pm Sep 8
policies if you have them; the information will be gen-      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
eral but specific examples will be addressed.                T9501E: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Jun 17 & 1 Sat 10am-noon Jun 19 Friend or Foe–
 Brandon Herndon (State Farm Agent, Registered Rep-          T9501F: 1 Wed 7-9pm Jul 21 & 1 Sat 10am-noon Jul 24 Homeowner Associations Today
resentative in Securities) completed the 11-month full-      T9501G: 1 Thus 7-9pm Aug 19 & 1 Sat 10am-noon Homeowner and Condo Associations are recognized by
time State Farm Training Program in 2010. He opened          Aug 21
                                                                                                                             the state of Texas as a form of privatized government. They
                                                             T9501H: 1 Thurs 7-9pm Sep 16 & 1 Sat 10am-noon
his office in June. Go to www.herndoninsuranceTX.com                                                                         were established to maintain property values and the integ-
                                                             Sep 18                                                          rity of neighborhoods, but are they doing this? HOAs can
for more information.
$FREE                                                       Selling your Own Home                                            foreclose on your home. Learn to protect yourself and your
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                         For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.          home from a rogue, income-addicted HOA.
T971A: 1 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Aug 30                            T950F: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Jul 15                                    Nancy Hentschel (BA, anthropology, Brown U.;
                                                            T950G: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Aug 12                                  MA Education & Counseling, UH) is a member of the
T97A: 1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Sep 15
                                                            T950H: 1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Sep 16                                  League of Women Voters, Texas HOA Reform Inc., and
              REAL ESTATE                                    Flipping Houses for Profit or Cash Flow $19
                                                                                                                             a number of consumer organizations.

Free Money! The Low-Down on Down                             Learn the basics of flipping houses in Houston! Have you seen Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                             the TV shows where investors buy, fix and sell houses for T9681B: 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jul 28
Payment Assistance ProgramsTM                                huge profits? Ever wonder if this is something you would like
The biggest barrier to homeownership is the down             to do for extra income? Or, flip houses full or part time? Flip
payment. Learn how to receive thousands of dollars in        houses without doing any of the repairs for fast cash. Learn         COMPUTERS /INTERNET
assistance to purchase a new or existing home in Houston     what you need to know in order to fix the house first and then
or anywhere in Texas. For example, qualified buyers          flip the house for larger profits! Finding the deal, determin-
                                                                                                                             NEW GigaTechs–Cisco ICND 1 & 2
can receive up to $19,500 from the City of Houston’s         ing values, estimating repairs, getting the money, building an These Cisco Networking–CCNA Bootcamp classes are
                                                             investor buyers’ list and much more will be taught.             designed to help you achieve your ICND 1 and 2 CCNA
Homebuyers Assistance Program and $30,000 from the
City’s Workforce Program. Still other programs benefit        Dennis Arocho is a licensed Realtor and also a Note Broker certifications. Cisco’s CCNA has become the industry
                                                             in Texas. He is the Manager of Road 2 Success, a training and standard for all network administrators, network operations
teachers, peace officers and firefighters. With most         coaching company focusing on real estate investments and technicians and field engineers. CCNAs are in demand and
programs, funding is available to qualified buyers who       small business management. He’s the author of the popular enjoy high entry-level salaries starting at $50K. These
have not owned a home in the last three years. Discuss       book: How To Buy Houses Using NONE of Your Money.               classes are an introduction to Cisco Networking. Giga
other financing options, such as FHA financing, the          $7 + $10 for book
                                                             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                             Techs guarantees that each student will pass the ICND 1
HUD program featuring only a $100 down payment,
                                                             T9571D: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Jul 12                                and 2 tests after participating in all of these classes. NOTE:
and the USDA program offering 100% financing. Learn
                                                             T9571E: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Aug 9                                 To learn more detailed information on each class module
about the $8,000 First-Time Buyer Tax Credit as well as
                                                             T9571F: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 14                               please visit, www.gigatechs.net/training.htm
about the Mortgage Credit Certificate program offering
                                                                                                                              Truc Nguyen is a Senior Network Engineer with over
an annual $2,000 Tax Credit incentive. Discuss credit        Real Estate Investing–                                          10 years experience. He is certified as a CCNA, CCDA,
scoring and boosting credit scores. Buyers seeking to        Creative Financing & Buy and Hold                               CCDP, CCNP and CCVP.
purchase in the next 12 months should attend. Find out       Real Estate has been said to make more millionaires than $399 per level (ebook text included)
which program is right for you.                              any other business. Real Estate offers a wide variety of ben- Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
 Sadaf Sultan is a branch manager with Prime Lending.        efits. If you are a passive investor that wants a high yield or
Since 2002 she has originated over 125 million in loans.     just beginning with no assets, learning these rules will get T980A: ICND 1–3 Mon & 3 Wed & 2 Fri 7-10pm Jul
$FREE + $5 optional materials                                you on the fast track and make you money without high risk. 26, 28, 30, Aug 2, 4, 6, 9, 11
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          Find out why the instructor is so busy and why you should T9803A: ICND 2–3 Mon & 3 Wed & 2 Fri 7-10pm Sep
                                                             be. You will learn how to buy the right kind of properties and 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
T990H: 1 Sat 10am-noon Jun 26
36        Register        online       at    www.llu.com              or     by     phone         at     713-529-4414             Leisure       Learning         Unlimited,       Inc.


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 eBay for Fun & Profit                                         and how to use them click by click; 6) international            working several different accounting packages includ-
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 home. Add supplemental income or start a home-based           effective communications, shipping, carrier claims and
 business with unlimited potential or simply sell your                                                                         Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                               dispute resolution...what not to do and more.                   T9870D: 1 Mon 6:15-9:30pm Jul 12
 unused items and buy what you want at amazingly low            Jim Vuchetich...see 9853.
 prices. Topics include: getting started, navigating eBay,                                                                     T9870E: 1 Tues 6:15-9:30pm Sep 7
                                                               $6 + $5 materials
 planning and researching your auction, how to write an        Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                             QuickBooks Pro–
 auction title and listing, timing and the duration of your
 auction, how to take and use photos, how to maximize
                                                               T9855B: 1 Thurs 6:30-10pm Jul 22                                Features & Tips for the Advanced User
                                                               T9855C: 1 Tues 6:30-10pm Sep 28                                 Accountants, bookkeepers, consultants...unveil the
 your selling price and the acceptance of credit cards us-                                                                     features of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro for the
 ing PayPal. It also covers after the auction invoicing,       Intro to QuickBooks                                             advanced "power user." Learn to integrate Quick-
 shipping, proxy bidding, and the art of “sniping,” plus       This demonstration reviews the latest version of                Books with powerful programs such as Microsoft
 the all-important feedback, what not to do and more.          QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro. Business owners                  Excel, Word, and Outlook. Learning how to handle
  Jim Vuchetich retired from a successful sales and            want to spend time running their businesses–not their           those "tricky" transactions like bounced checks, cus-
 marketing career in 2002 and founded VUCHCO, a                books. QuickBooks is a simple-to-learn computer pro-            tomer down payments and deposits, automatic wire
 marketing firm specializing in buying and selling on          gram that will ease your bookkeeping chores. It's a pro-        transfers, credit card transaction processing, petty
 eBay and other on-line auctions.                              gram designed with the small business owner in mind.            cash transactions, and budgets will help increase your
 $6 + $5 for optional materials                               QuickBooks meets the needs of businesses who want               efficiency and effectiveness. This course will also
 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           invoicing capabilities; must manage accounts receivable         cover such areas as condensing your company files
 T9853D: 1 Wed 6:30-10pm Jul 14                                and accounts payable; want detailed business reporting          and avoiding, finding and resolving file errors. Also
                                                               such as accounts receivable aging, collections, profit and      discuss when (and when not) to use journal entries
 T9853E: 1 Wed 6:30-10pm Sep 22
                                                                                                                               as well as the proper "period" closing procedures.
                                                               loss, cash flow, income statements and more; want a
 eBay Advanced Selling                                         package with integrated easy-to-use checking and check
                                                                                                                               Learn to take a more proactive role with management;
 Add icing to the cake. Go to the next level of selling                                                                        reporting information by instituting advanced report-
                                                               printing; need budget capabilities; and have limited in-        ing features. Other tips and tricks will be discussed.
 success on eBay, the world fastest growing and most ef-
 ficient marketplace. This class is for eBayers with some      ventory requirements. This program allows you to see            NOTE: Prerequisite-9860: Intro to QuickBooks or
 experience or novices who’ve taken class 9820. Go             where your business stands at all times. NOTE: Instruc-         equivalent experience. Instruction is by demonstra-
 live, online, with eBay, discovering the way to winning       tion is by demonstration and lecture. If you have a lap-        tion and lecture. If you have a laptop with Quick-
 auctions and greater profits. Learn: 1) how to design a       top with QuickBooks, you are invited to use it in class         Books, you are invited to use it in class as you follow
 professional and compelling listing that really sells; 2)     as you follow the instructor. It is recommended that            the instructor.
 how to replace your plain text listing with simple HTML       you have prior knowledge of QuickBooks before taking             Ralph Rieger...see 9870.
 generation software; 3) auction strategies to encourage       this class. If you don't, call the teacher after registering.   $67; $13 for both 9870 & 987 + $10 materials
 bidding–resulting in higher winning bids; 4) product          He will email you a free QuickBooks program that you            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
 photography and lighting techniques that separate you         can practice on before class.                                   T987D: 1 Wed 6:15-9:30pm Jul 14
 from the pack; 5) free eBay and third party selling tools       Ralph Rieger, a practicing CPA, has experience                T987E: 1 Thurs 6:15-9:30pm Sep 9

                                                               lustrator to begin a career in the design field. Emphasis       to class. Prior enrollment in 9900, 9902 and 9905 is
NEW Prospects for a Career in SAP                              will be placed on creating original images as well as           recommended.
(Systems, Applications &                                       manipulating existing ones. Learn the fundamentals of            Neal Nations has been an instructor at LLU since
Products in Data Processing)                                   graphic design to create high quality layouts and de-           1995 and has taught several computer classes.
Due to the popularity and productivity of this software,       signs such as logos, business cards, brochures, market-         $5 (books & manual included) + computer parts +
almost all Fortune companies are looking for people            ing materials, etc. to gain a client’s attention. NOTE:         lunch or money for it
who are proficient in using it. You should consider a          This is a lecture/demo class. You may bring your                Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
career working with this amazing and promising soft-           own laptop with a recent version of Adobe Creative              T9815C: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm July 19 & 1 Sat 8:30am-
ware. To help you decide what module within SAP you            Suites.                                                         5pm July 24
should specialize in, attend this seminar. You’ll find out      Nikole Tabaee (Master’s of Architecture, UH) re-               T9815D: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Sep 27 & 1 Sat 8:30am-
where the jobs are, what skills you need to start and how      ceived her BS from UT–Austin in Retail Merchandising            5pm Oct 2
to get trained In addition to the instructor listed below,     and Design. She is a graphic designer.
a team including a recruiter, a Fortune hiring represen-
                                                                                                                               NEW iPhone for Beginners
                                                               $55
tative and a representative of another training program                                                                        For details about this class, please see page 4.
                                                               Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
will be present. NOTE: Bring a laptop to experience            T981F: 1 Thurs 6-9:30pm Jul 22                                 NEW A Google Love Affair
the software being demonstrated.                               T981G: 1 Tues 6-9:30pm Aug 10                                  Learn what it takes to get the top traffic producing
 Varsha Vilankar (MS, Computer Science, U of Bom-              T981H: 1 Tues 6-9:30pm Sep 28                                  search engine to love your website. Receive information
bay, 1992) is a senior member of the staff of LearnSAP,                                                                        on the quickest way to shoot to the first page of Google.
an international SAP training program based in Hous-
                                                               Build your Own Computer
                                                                                                                               Find out the major mistakes that many business owners
                                                               Are you shopping for a new desktop computer? Here’s
ton. She is a logistics and ABAP expert who knows the                                                                          make when building their websites.
                                                               your chance to build your own, learn how to upgrade
ins and outs of training with her company and other                                                                             Anna Barbosa has worked in this field since 2006.
                                                               it in the future and hopefully extend its life. Learn how
trainers worldwide.                                                                                                            She learned through trial and error and thousands of
                                                               a current generation PC works, how to assemble your
$15 (including 10-15 page booklet & DVD)                                                                                       dollars what not to do to market her business. Her
                                                               own PC, and discuss some of the pitfalls of buying
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                                                                            loss is your gain. She will show you the short cuts
                                                               from manufacturers. Hands-on assistance is provided
T9806A: 1 Sat 9am-noon Jul 17                                                                                                  that boost your business. By becoming the “go to
                                                               to help you through the process. Name brand parts are
T9806B: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Aug 23                                                                                               person” in her circle of influence, she created Piv-
                                                               purchased at wholesale prices to insure future upgrad-
T9806C: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Sep 16                                                                                             otal Marketing Media to help entrepreneurs signifi-
                                                               ability. Discuss the Local Bus, the Main Bus, different
Graphic Design & Print Production                                                                                              cantly increase their business. See PivotalMarket-
                                                               types of RAM memory, the BIOS and how it works
So you’re interested in graphic design and have a pas-                                                                         ingMedia.com
                                                               with the OS and motherboard. On Monday order the
sion for art, or you need to learn the basics of design                                                                        $5
                                                               parts; on Saturday build your system. NOTE: An up-
to help grow your business. Learn the techniques of                                                                            Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                               dated price list will be distributed at class. You may
computer graphics using Photoshop, InDesign and Il-                                                                            T98A: 1 Mon 6:30-8:30pm Sep 27
                                                               call the instructor to receive a current price list prior
Register by phone with a credit card: 713-529-4414                                                                          Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.                           37


                                                                                          Computer Center
NEW Facebook–The New Gold Rush!
For a while, many thought Facebook was just a fad. Did
you know that now, Facebook has surpassed Google in
terms of visitors? Learn why you want your company to                                             w w w . l l u c o m p u t e r . c o m
be on Facebook and how you can generate more leads
and customers from your efforts. You’ll find out how you                                 Expert instruction        CEU credits        Advice & counseling (just call!)
                                                                   Embrace
can promote directly to your target market so you don’t
                                                                  the digital
have to waste big money and hope the right person sees
your message. The Facebook train is picking up speed so
                                                                  revolution!         281-489-7944              Information             713-529-4414               Registration
don’t be left behind. Anna Barbosa...see 9822.
$5                                                                               Computer Center Classes                   Computer Orientation I–
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                                          Start Here                    For New/Frustrated Computer Users
T98A: 1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Sep 15                                                                                            Whatever your experience you can become a confident,
                                       NEW Understanding How to Use                                                         self-sufficient computer user once and for all. Most com-
Getting Started with Constant Contact– LinkedIn for Social Networking                                                       puter users, young and old, never properly learn the simple
Learn How the System Works!            If you know the “tricks,” you can use the LinkedIn So-                               principles and concepts necessary to function effectively
                                                                                                                            with today’s digital technology. This goes beyond PCs to
More than 350,000 businesses use Constant Contact to cial Network to connect to your contacts and exchange
                                                                                                                            include digital cameras, iPods, MP3 players, cell phones,
help grow their business! This workshop will help you knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader net-               the internet, etc. While many do well with specific ap-
create and enhance your first email marketing campaigns. work. Among the things you will learn in this class is how         plications such as word processing they struggle–often
Receive tips and techniques to guide you through the tools to send a message to your connections, in mail if you are        for years–with the most basic functions such as managing
and features in the Constant Contact system. You’ll learn not connected, add a user to your network, write a recom-         and attaching files, installing and configuring software,
to: set up your account options; build and manage your mendation for your connection, request a recommendation              the nuts and bolts of Windows and connecting to the rest
contacts; create great looking emails; brand your emails to from your connections, have a common connection intro-          of the world. It’s not that any of this is difficult to under-
match your website; work with images; analyze email re- duce you, post questions, apply for jobs, download vcards,          stand, it’s just that nothing is what it appears to be: what
ports to maximize results; text editing; and, other shortcuts join groups, post events, integrate Twitter and use various   you see on your monitor is a poor reflection of reality;
and tips. NOTE: You don’t need to bring a laptop, though applications. NOTE: To participate fully in this class             the most important picture is the one in your head. Learn
you are welcome to for note taking.                           you must have a WIFI ready computer and an Active
                                                                                                                            what you really need to manage your computer system,
 Amy Tinsley is the Houston Regional Development Di- LinkedIn username and password. Mickey Bryant...                       avoid and solve problems, re-duce dependence on oth-
rector for Constant Contact.                                  see 9830.                                                     ers, communicate effectively…and put those who have
                                                              $65                                                           been intimidating you in their place! Visit www.comput-
$FREE
                                                              Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                           erliteracyusa.com for more on these issues and find out
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T986A: 1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Jun 30                              T9833A: 1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Jul 21                              why tens of thousands of people have taken Computer
T986B: 1 Thurs 6:30-8:30pm Aug 19                            Make Money or Increase Business                               Orientation.
T986C: 1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Sep 15Computer Orientation                                                                         Computer Center instructors include Bill Stewart, co-
                                                              with MySpace & youTube                                        founder and director of the LLU Computer Center since
Hands-on Email Marketing        MS-Office Applications        For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.       1990. Bill teaches all 9900, 9902 classes as well as several
                                 (Constant Web
Development TrainingInternet &Contact) T983B: 1 Wed 7-9pm Jun 16                                                           others. His efforts at establishing standards for computer
                                Photoshop your busi- T983C: 1 Wed 7-9pm Sep 22
Connect to and inform your clients and grow & more…                                                                         literacy have gained attention worldwide. Visit www.
                                                                                                                            computerliteracyusa.com to learn more. Other Computer
ness. In this hands-on class being offered in conjunction    Blogging for Dollars                                           Center instructors include Cassandra Thomas, MJ Sa-
with Constant Contact, learn how to set-up an account, set   People just like you are making money online–from
email display and signature information, create website                                                                     vino, Barbara Pearce, Kathy Goode, Wendy May, Mi-
                                                             pin money to more than $250K a year. What do they              chael Yu, and Richard Edwards.
signup link, create a “forward to a friend” email button,    have that you don’t? A blog! If you can write a letter in
create a welcome letter for new registrants. Develop an                                                                     $66 (text included)
                                                             Word, you can blog. Starting with a budget of $0 - $20,        Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
understanding of reporting analysis (opens, bounces, un-     discover how to turn your knowledge and opinions into          T9900AQ: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 1:45-5:15pm Jun 24, 25
subscribes), learn about template creation and branding,     big bucks as a successful blogger. Or use your blog to         T9900AR: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Jul 10
the selection of appropriate template(s), font selection,    get more customers for your existing business. Learn           T9900AS: 1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:50pm Jul 13, 15
customization of selected email campaign formats using       how to set up and customize your blog (Hint: You don’t         T9900AT: 1 Wed & 1 Thurs 9:30am-1pm Jul 28, 29
color schemes, branding, logos, and URLS. Learn about        have to be a techie.), choose a niche, get ideas for blog      T9900AU: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Aug 7
campaign execution, email content development, includ-       posts, and attract readers. Get insider secrets about the      T9900AV: 1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:50pm Aug 9, 11
ing subject line, permission reminder, image loading and     best ways to make money with your blog and every-              T9900AW: 1 Tues & 1 Wed 9:30am-1pm Aug 17, 18
resizing, email scheduling and sending. NOTE: You            thing you need to know to get started now!                     T9900AX: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Sep 11
must have a WIFI ready laptop and be current customer         Cathy Stucker has blogged since 2004, and makes a living
                                                                                                                            T9900AY: 1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:50pm Sep 14, 16
of Constant Contact or go to: www.Dotcom-Directions.         from her on-line endeavors. Also see 7495, 9140 and 9144.
info to sign up for a free 60-day trial prior to class.      $35 + $0 for optional materials                               Computer Orientation II
 Mickey Bryant is a Certified Email Marketing Trainer        Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            Learn essential Windows operating system concepts,
for Constant Contact and also CEO of Dotcom-Direc-           T9837D: 1 Sat 9am-noon Jul 24                                  file organization and management, working with vari-
tions, an internet consulting firm.                          T9837E: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sep 28                              ous programs and data types, moving data across pro-
$65                                                                                                                         grams to create multi-media documents and more. Find
                                                             Starting an Internet Business                                  out what it really takes to work in the object-oriented
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                          Harness the Internet or prepare to become obsolete. This
T9830A: 1 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Jul 31                                                                                         environment that Windows creates. Numerous exam-
                                                             course is designed to eliminate techno-babble and fear         ples involving graphics, flash drives, digital cameras,
The Ins & Outs of Social Networking                          of computers and to provide you with the knowledge             and sound will reinforce these concepts. Although pro-
For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.      you need to start an Internet business. Topics include:        grams have more features than ever before, they have
                                                             the value of starting an internet business, choosing a         adopted standardized methods that, once understood in
T9831E: 1 Sat 10am-noon Jul 17
                                                             proper domain name, benefits of using template based           the proper context, will get you up to speed and produc-
T9831F: 1 Sat 1:30pm-4:30pm Sep 25                           websites, email marketing, blogs, press releases, link         tive very quickly. NOTE: Prior enrollment in course
NEW Using Twitter                                            exchanging, affiliate programs, search engine optimiza-        9900 or equivalent knowledge is required.
In this session, you will learn how to: create a Twitter     tion services, Google adwords, Paypal, logo’s and the            Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
home page, get started with Twitter, customize your          dos and don’ts of the internet.                                $77 (text included)
Twitter background, monitor the Tweets, business-             Mickey Bryant...see 9830                                      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
building Tweets, reTweeting, who should you follow?,         $5 + $7 for booklet                                           T990AQ: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 1:45-5:15pm Jul 8, 9
create lists, use Twitter directories, use hashtags, inte-   Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            T990AR: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Jul 17
                                                             T9850E: 1 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jun 22                              T990AS: 1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:50pm Jul 27, 29
grate Twitter and Facebook and use Tweetdeck.
 Mickey Bryant...see 9830.                                   T9850F: 1 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Aug 30                               T990AT: 1 Wed & 1 Thurs 9:30am-1pm Aug 4, 5
$5                                                        Intro to Adobe Illustrator CS4                                   T990AU: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Aug 14
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                        For details about this class, please go to www.llu.com.          T990AV: 1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:50pm Aug 16, 18
T983A: 1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Sep 8                                                                                             T990AW: 1 Tues & 1 Wed 1:30-5:15pm Aug 24, 25
                                                           T9881B: 1 Tues & 1 Wed & 1 Thurs 6:30-9:45pm Jun
                                                                                                                            T990AX: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Sep 18
                                                           29, 30, Jul 1
                                                                                                                                   Computer Center classes continue on page 38.
38         Register         online        at     www.llu.com              or     by      phone        at     713-529-4414            Leisure        Learning          Unlimited,          Inc.
                                                                                                                                   Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Computer Orientation H.O.–                                         MS-Word 2003/2007 Level 2                                      T990J: 2007–1 Tues 9:30am-5pm Jul 13
Hands-On for First-Time Users                                      In Level II, learn more advanced formatting techniques         T990K: 2003–1 Sat 9am-4:30pm Jul 31
This class is recommended for first-time or fairly new com-        such as section breaks, multiple columns, creating and         T990L: 2007–1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:35pm Aug 10, 12
puter users to help with the transition from courses 9900 and      modifying styles, tables, collaboration feature, charts,       T990M: 2007–1 Tues 9:30am-5pm Aug 24
9902 into Applications Principles (9905). Learn standard           graphics and more. NOTE: See note with class 9910.             T990N: 2007–1 Sat 9am-4:30pm Sep 11
keyboard and mouse procedures for text editing, saving              Computer Center instructors...see 9900                        T990O: 2007–1 Thurs 9:30am-5pm Sep 23
and opening files, loading and exiting programs, navigating        $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)
menus and toolbars and manipulating icons, windows and             Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            MS-Access 2007 Level 2
other graphical objects. NOTE: Prior enrollment in course          T9911H: 2003–2 Thurs 6:20-9:35pm Jun 24, Jul 1                 Create relational databases, subdata sheets, complex
9900 or equivalent knowledge is required.                          T9911I: 2007–1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Jul 21                           queries, calculated fields, summarizing values, ad-
 Computer Center instructors...see 9900.                           T9911J: 2007–1 Sat 9am-4:30pm Aug 7                            vanced forms, combo boxes, reports, charts and pivot
$7 (text & materials included)                                    T9911K: 2007–1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Aug 9, 11               tables. Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                T9911L: 2003–1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Sep 8                            $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)
T990AN: 1 Sat 9am-12:15pm Jun 19                                                                                                 Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T990AO: 1 Mon 6:20-9:35pm Jun 21
                                                                   MS-Excel 2003/2007 Intro                                       T991G: 1 Tues 9:30am-5pm Jul 20
T990AP: 1 Thurs 1:45-5pm Jul 1                                    Learn to insert and delete cells, columns and rows, apply T991H: 1 Thurs 9:30am-5pm Aug 19
T990AQ: 1 Tues 6:20-9:35pm Jul 20                                 numeric and other formats, learn to use formulas and T991I: 1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:35pm Sep 7, 9
T990AR: 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Jul 28                                  functions, absolute and relative cell references, using
T990AS: 1 Fri 9:30am-12:45pm Aug 6                                graphics and more. NOTE: See note with class 9910.             MS-Access 2007 Level 3–
T990AT: 1 Tues 6:20-9:35pm Aug 17                                  Computer Center instructors...see 9900.                       Application Development
                                                                   $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)                        Learn querying with SQL, crosstab, parameter and ac-
T990AU: 1 Thurs 1:30-5pm Aug 26                                   Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            tion queries, macros, importing, exporting and linking,
Applications Principles &                                          T9915AO: 2003–1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:35pm Jun 15, 17 optimizing resources and more.
                                                                   T9915AP: 2007–1 Fri 9:30am-5pm Jun 25
Intro to Windows                                                   T9915AQ: 2007–1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Jul 12, 14
                                                                                                                                  Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
Using current, standard software, including Microsoft                                                                             $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)
                                                                   T9915AR: 2003–1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Jul 28                          Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Word and Excel, explore in detail the various standard             T9915AS: 2007–1 Sat 9am-4:30pm Aug 14
methods for editing and formatting data, navigation, chang-                                                                       T99G: 1 Tues 9:30am-5pm Jul 27
                                                                   T9915AT: 2003–1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Aug 16, 18 T99H: 1 Fri 9:30am-5pm Aug 20
ing program options, working with multiple programs,               T9915AU: 2007–1 Fri 9:30am-5pm Aug 27
creating multimedia documents, managing files, e-mail at-                                                                         T99I: 1 Tues 9:30am-5pm Sep 21
                                                                   T9915AV: 2007–1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:35pm Sep 14, 16
tachments, and more. NOTE: Prior enrollment in course
9902 & 9904 or equivalent knowledge is required.
                                                                   T9915AW: 2003–1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Sep 22                          MS-Power Point 2003/2007 Intro
                                                                                                                                  Create presentations and organize slides, learn text and para-
 Computer Center instructors...see 9900.                           MS-Excel 2003/2007 Level 2                                     graph formatting, drawing objects, grapics, tables, charts
$16 (text & materials included)                                   Learn to work with multiple worksheets, more advanced and diagrams, templates masters, transitions and times and
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                functions and formatting features, data sorting and filtering, more. NOTE: Prior enrollment in course 9905 or equiva-
T9905AO: 1 Sat 9am-4:30pm Jun 26                                   charts, protecting importing data, managing cell and range lent knowledge is required.
T9905AP: 1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Jun 28, 30                      names and more. Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
T9905AQ: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 1:45-5pm Jul 15, 16                                                                                       Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
                                                                   $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)                        $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)
T9905AR: 1 Sat 9am-5pm Jul 24                                      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T9905AS: 1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:35pm Aug 3, 5                                                                                    Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                                   T9916N: 2003–1 Tues & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Jun 22, 23             T995H: 2007–1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Jun 16
T9905AT: 1 Wed & 1 Thurs 9:30am-12:45pm Aug 11, 12                 T9916O: 2003–1 Fri 9:30am-5pm Jul 9
T9905AU: 1 Sat 9am-4:30pm Aug 21                                                                                                  T995I: 2003–1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:35pm Jul 13, 15
                                                                   T9916P: 2007–1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Jul 19, 21
T9905AV: 1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Aug 23, 25                                                                                     T995J: 2007–1 Tues 9:30am-5pm Aug 17
                                                                   T9916Q: 2003–1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Aug 4
T9905AW: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 1:30-5pm Sep 9, 10                        T9916R: 2007–1 Sat 9am-4:30pm Aug 28                           MS-Power Point 2007 Level 2
                                                                   T9916S: 2003–1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Aug 30, Sep 1 Learn to create custom presentation options, use graph-
Windows Intermediate                                               T9916T: 2007–1 Fri 9:30am-5pm Sep 3                            ics and multimedia, animations, photoalbums, action
(With Internet & Web)                                                                                                             buttons and custom slide shows, integrating MS-office
Learn more of the operating system side of Windows                 MS-Excel 2003/2007 Level 3                                     files and more. Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
including the properties of the various objects that represent     Learn database features and functions, auditing work- $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)
files, disks, navigational tools and options. Customize aspects    sheets, advanced filters and automatic subtotals. Also Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
of the working environment such as the desktop, task bar, short    create and work with pivot tables and scenarios.               T996F: 1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Jun 30
cuts, Start menu and setting up a user account. Experiment          Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
                                                                                                                                  T996G: 1 Tues 9:30am-5pm Aug 31
with different viewing options, locate “lost” files, and explore   $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)
the Control Panel. Also learn Internet & web concepts such as      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                            MS-Outlook Intro
URLs, IP addresses, HTML, file downloads, and searching.           T9917F: 2003–1 Thurs 9:30am-5pm Jun 17                         Learn e-mail procedures, security, message management
Windows XP will be used but the principles and techniques          T9917G: 2003–1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:35pm Jul 6, 8 and searching, contact management, tasks, appointments
apply to all versions of Windows. NOTE: Prior enrollment           T9917H: 2007–1 Fri 9:30am-5pm Jul 30                           and events, meeting requests and responses. NOTE: Pri-
in course 9905 or equivalent knowledge is required.                T9917I: 2003–1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Aug 18                           or enrollment in course 9905 or equivalent knowledge
 Computer Center instructors...see 9900.                           T9917J: 2007–1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Sep 13, 15 is required. Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
$13 (text & materials included)                                                                                                  $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                MS-Access 2003/2007 Intro                                      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T9907F: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 1:45-5pm Jul 22, 23                        Learn database concepts, tables, fields and records, data T998F: 1 Fri 9:30am-5pm Jun 18
T9907G: 1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:20-9:35pm Aug 24, 26                    entry, input masks, validation rules, queries, forms, sort- T998G: 1 Mon & 1 Tues 6:20-9:35pm Jul 26, 27
T9907H: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 1:30-4:45pm Sep 16, 17                     ing and filtering records. NOTE: See note with class T998H: 1 Mon 9:30am-5pm Aug 23
                                                                   9910. Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
                                                                                                                                  T998I: 1 Fri 9:30am-5pm Sep 24
MS-Word 2003/2007 Intro                                            $167 (comprehensive text & CD included)                                      Computer classes continue on page 40.
Learn to set margins, tabs, hyphenation and indents, adjust
line and character spacing, auto-format, align and control
text flow, paragraph formatting, autocorrect, spelling and            COMPUTER CENTER DISCOUNT PACKAGES!
grammar check, and more. NOTE: Prior enrollment in                     Register for any of the following pairs of courses at one time and save.
course 9905 or equivalent knowledge is required. Also,
there are a few differences in the topics for the 2003 and            Package                              Courses                                                    Price         Save
2007 versions of courses 9910 through 9928, so not all                       A            Orientation I & II (9900 & 9902)                                            $133           $10
topics can be listed here. Please visit www.llucomputer.                     B            Orientation II & Apps. Princ. (9902 & 9905)                                 $188           $15
com for a complete list of topics for all these classes.                     C            Any 2 courses (9910 thru 9928)                                              $309           $25
 Computer Center instructors...see 9900.                                                                                                                                             $12
$167 (comprehensive text & CD included)                                      D            Web courses (9945 & 9947)                                                   $148
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                                  Cannot be used with other discounts and are non-transferable. Class transfers can only be made to another section
T9910L: 2007–1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Jun 23                                 of the same class with a $5 transfer fee per class and a 48-hour notice; less notice requires a $25 reinstatement
T9910M: 2007–1 Sat 9am-4:30pm Jul 17                                 charge. LLU credits do not include discounts. Classes must be in the same calendar year. See credit, refund and
T9910N: 2007–1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:20-9:35pm Aug 2, 4                      transfer policies on the inside back cover. Discount packages are not available via on line registration.
T9910O: 2003–1 Wed 9:30am-5pm Aug 25
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Basic Web Page Authoring (HTML)
If you understand basic Windows operations, file manage-
ment, and the Internet, you can easily create and publish
web pages for the world to see. Whether you want to post
your family pictures or do e-commerce, learning the Hy-
pertext Mark-Up Language (HTML) code is the essential
first step, even if you eventually plan to use HTML “edi-
tors” such as Front Page or Dreamweaver. Learn to incor-
porate text, graphics, “links”, and interactivity into your
web pages and post them for the world to see. Also learn
how to get your web site listed on search engines and net
directories. Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
$63 (text & materials included)
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
T995L: 1 Sat 9am-12:15pm Jun 19
T995M: 1 Mon 6:30-9:45pm Jun 28
T995N: 1 Wed 9:30am-12:45pm Jul 14                                                                                           vastly useful tool that gives the web author more control over
T995O: 1 Wed 6:30-9:45pm Jul 28                      Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
                                                      $97 (text & materials included)                                         the appearance of a web site, and improve efficiency for both
T995P: 1 Thurs 9:30am-12:45pm Aug 12                                                                                         the web browser and the web site designer. This class is an
T995Q: 1 Mon 6:30-9:45pm Aug 30                      Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
                                                      T997G: 1 Tues & 1 Wed 1:45-5pm Jun 22, 23                              introduction to the basics of CSS, including Inline, Embedded
T995R: 1 Wed 9:30am-12:45pm Sep 15                   T997H: 1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:30-9:45pm Jul 19, 21                            and Linked Styles. Online resources will be referenced. Prior
Basic Web Page Authoring Lab                          T997I: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 9:30am-12:45pm Aug 19, 20                       working knowledge of HTML or completion of both Basic
This lab is for those who have taken 995 and wish to T997J: 1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:30-9:45pm Sep 20, 22                            Web Authoring and Web Authoring II is required.
work through the process of creating a web page with Web Site Design                                                          Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
HTML and uploading it to the web with the guidance of                                                                         $63 (text included)
an instructor. NOTE: Prior enrollment in course 9945 Designing a web “page” is one thing. Creating a web “site”               Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
is required. Computer Center instructors...see 9900.  is another. A web site lives or dies on its appearance, ease            T9951E: 1 Wed 6:30-9:45pm Jul 7
$73 (text & materials included)                       of use and speed–at least as far as how it is perceived by              T9951F: 1 Wed 9:30am-12:45pm Aug 25
Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                   your intended audience. Before you begin writing your
                                                      web pages you must develop the overall design, organiza-                Adobe Photoshop Intro
T996L: 1 Sat 1:45-5pm Jun 19                                                                                                 Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for photo and im-
T996M: 1 Tues 6:30-9:45pm Jun 29                     tion, navigational scheme and style of the site. Learn from
                                                      a pro the importance of style, size, speed, layout and or-              age editing in both print and web development. Topics in-
T996N: 1 Wed 1:45-5pm Jul 14                                                                                                 clude setting up your computer to work with Photoshop, the
T996O: 1 Thurs 6:30-9:45pm Jul 29                    ganization of your pages and graphics considerations such
                                                      as formats, size, color reproducibility and popular graphics            interface, tool options, selections, cropping (with and without
T996P: 1 Fri 9:30am-12:45pm Aug 13                                                                                           keystone correction), layers, color correction, blending imag-
T996Q: 1 Tues 6:30-9:45pm Aug 31                     software. NOTE: Knowledge of the Internet creating and
                                                      implementing HTML files is strongly recommended.                        es with layer masks, adding text to a photo or image, and re-
T996R: 1 Wed 1:45-5pm Sep 15                         Computer Center instructors...see 9900.                                 touching photos and images. NOTE: This is a lecture/demo
Web Page Authoring II                                         $97 (text & materials included).                                class where students may bring their own laptops with a
So you’ve got a basic web page on the World Wide              Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby                             recent version of Photoshop installed. If you do so, please
Web. That’s easy–and maybe all you need. But you              T999D: 1 Tues & 1 Thurs 6:30-9:45pm Jun 15, 17                 have your own image files you can work on. Please call
know there is so much more that can be done. Learn            T999E: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 1:45-5pm Jul 22, 23                     281-489-7944 for details. Prior enrollment in course 9905
to create interactive forms, do image mapping, back-          T999F: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 1:30-4:45pm Aug 26, 27                  or equivalent knowledge required. Recommended book:
ground images and colors. This course will begin with         T999G: 1 Mon & 1 Wed 6:30-9:45pm Sep 27, 29                    Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS4 in 24 Hours
a quick review of basic HTML and then proceed into                                                                            (not provided). Computer Center instructors...see 9900.
image maps, forms, tables and frames. Also discuss CGI
                                                              Intro to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)                           $117
programming, Java and plugins. Learn what they can do         HTML (hypertext markup language) defines the structure of       Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
and how they relate to HTML. Related issues include           a document, the organization of text and images and other       T9958I: 1 Thurs & 1 Fri 9:30am-2:45pm Jul 15, 16
electronic commerce, secure transactions and Internet         individual elements (via tags). CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)    T9958J: 2 Mon & 1 Wed 6:30-9:45pm Jul 26, Aug 2, 4
marketing. NOTE: Prior enrollment in course 9945 or           defines how these elements are displayed in terms of typogra-   T9958K: 2 Mon 9:30am-2:45pm Aug 16, 23
equivalent knowledge is recommended.                          phy, color, spacing, and so on. Cascading Style Sheets are a    T9958L: 1 Mon & 2 Wed 6:30-9:45pm Sep 8, 13, 15




                       LLU’S Computer Center
                The Basics                                    MS-Office Applications                                             Internet and the Web
    Computer Orientation • Windows                              Word • ExcEl • AccEss • PoWErPoint                                     Web • Photoshop & More
                 Courses 9900-9907                                            Courses 9910-9928                                               Courses 9945-9958

 Wow! Fantastic information. It has been an                   Within the first hour I knew I was going to get                  Fantastic! I could follow...the entire time.
 eye opener. Awe inspiring—we have come a                     my money’s worth. (Word Intro)                                   (Basic Web Auth.)
 long way. (Comp. Or. I)                                      Exceptional—I look forward to attending                          Very pleased—hope to do big things!
                                                              other classes because of this. (Access Intro)                    (Web Page Authoring II)
 Excellent! I have learned sooo much! Beyond                  Straight to the point of what I wanted to know.                  Great overview...of the foundational elements.
 belief informative. (Comp. Or. II)                           (PowerPoint Intro)                                               (Web Site Design)

   Find out more about what people are saying: visit                  www.llucomputer.com.                           Or call 281-489-7944 (713-529-4414 to register)

								
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