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Personal Enrichment

Advanced Gravestone Repair

Advanced Gravestone Repair - Acquire skills for gravestone break and crack repair. Learn how to choose proper mortars and adhesives, learn how to probe and locate buried markers and experience simple techniques to lift and reset large monuments. John Heider, professional conservator, will share his knowledge and demonstrate methods that preserve historical monuments. Entire session is hands-on outdoors. Enrollment is limited, please bring a sack lunch and dress for activity. PREREQUISITE: BASIC CEMETERY GRAVESTONE CARE CLASS OR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE.


CNC-028-42086
Meets:

Tuesday, 6/14/16 - 6/14/16
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: WEBB HALL 105
Instructor: Staff & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

American History

Do you know the history of this country - what it's documents say, the philosophy of it's leaders, or meanings of it's symbols? This online course will help you discover or rediscover America in the comfort of your own home.


CNC-018-42262
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9/19/16 - 10/19/16
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Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Basic Cemetery Gravestone Care

Basic Cemetery Restoration - Learn how to preserve a cemetery, do research, provide maintenance, clean, straighten, level and reset gravestones. Learn about useful tools, safety and laws. John Heider, professional conservator will explain and demonstrate cemetery and stone preservation. Morning session will be in the classroom and afternoon will be a hands-on activity. Enrollment is limited, please bring a sack lunch and dress for activity.


CNC-028-42085
Meets:

Tuesday, 6/7/16 - 6/7/16
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: WEBB HALL 105
Instructor: Staff & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Benchworx

BenchWorx is a mobile education program designed to introduce the art of woodworking to school age children. The classes are conducted in a custom designed trailer fitted with 16 woodworking stations, which have been designed to adjust in height to accommodate children of all sizes. Children will accumulate a working knowledge of techniques like sanding, sawing, shaping, drilling, setting screws, using clamps, hammering and incising. They will learn about different types of wood and design projects using wood, basic hand tools and their imagination. Creative problem solving is instrumental and will be utilized throughout the process of designing and building their wood projects. No experience is necessary and all tools and materials required to make the projects are provided. This section for ages 8-11 years old.


CE-ENRC205-41569
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6/6/16 - 6/9/16
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: WEST BLDG 123
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $75.00

Benchworx

BenchWorx is a mobile education program designed to introduce the art of woodworking to school age children. The classes are conducted in a custom designed trailer fitted with 16 woodworking stations, which have been designed to adjust in height to accommodate children of all sizes. Children will accumulate a working knowledge of techniques like sanding, sawing, shaping, drilling, setting screws, using clamps, hammering and incising. They will learn about different types of wood and design projects using wood, basic hand tools and their imagination. Creative problem solving is instrumental and will be utilized throughout the process of designing and building their wood projects. No experience is necessary and all tools and materials required to make the projects are provided. This section for ages 5-7 years old.


CE-ENRC205-41570
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6/6/16 - 6/9/16
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: WEST BLDG 123
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $75.00

Benchworx

BenchWorx is a mobile education program designed to introduce the art of woodworking to school age children. The classes are conducted in a custom designed trailer fitted with 16 woodworking stations, which have been designed to adjust in height to accommodate children of all sizes. Children will accumulate a working knowledge of techniques like sanding, sawing, shaping, drilling, setting screws, using clamps, hammering and incising. They will learn about different types of wood and design projects using wood, basic hand tools and their imagination. Creative problem solving is instrumental and will be utilized throughout the process of designing and building their wood projects. No experience is necessary and all tools and materials required to make the projects are provided. This section for ages 8-11 years old.


CE-ENRC205-41571
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6/6/16 - 6/9/16
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: WEST BLDG 123
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $75.00

Benchworx

BenchWorx is a mobile education program designed to introduce the art of woodworking to school age children. The classes are conducted in a custom designed trailer fitted with 16 woodworking stations, which have been designed to adjust in height to accommodate children of all sizes. Children will accumulate a working knowledge of techniques like sanding, sawing, shaping, drilling, setting screws, using clamps, hammering and incising. They will learn about different types of wood and design projects using wood, basic hand tools and their imagination. Creative problem solving is instrumental and will be utilized throughout the process of designing and building their wood projects. No experience is necessary and all tools and materials required to make the projects are provided. This section for ages 8-11 years old.


CE-ENRC205-41572
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6/6/16 - 6/9/16
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: WEST BLDG 123
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $75.00

Benchworx

BenchWorx is a mobile education program designed to introduce the art of woodworking to school age children. The classes are conducted in a custom designed trailer fitted with 16 woodworking stations, which have been designed to adjust in height to accommodate children of all sizes. Children will accumulate a working knowledge of techniques like sanding, sawing, shaping, drilling, setting screws, using clamps, hammering and incising. They will learn about different types of wood and design projects using wood, basic hand tools and their imagination. Creative problem solving is instrumental and will be utilized throughout the process of designing and building their wood projects. No experience is necessary and all tools and materials required to make the projects are provided. This session for ages 8-11.


CE-ENRC205-42088
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8/1/16 - 8/4/16
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: WEST BLDG 123
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $75.00

Benchworx

BenchWorx is a mobile education program designed to introduce the art of woodworking to school age children. The classes are conducted in a custom designed trailer fitted with 16 woodworking stations, which have been designed to adjust in height to accommodate children of all sizes. Children will accumulate a working knowledge of techniques like sanding, sawing, shaping, drilling, setting screws, using clamps, hammering and incising. They will learn about different types of wood and design projects using wood, basic hand tools and their imagination. Creative problem solving is instrumental and will be utilized throughout the process of designing and building their wood projects. No experience is necessary and all tools and materials required to make the projects are provided. This session for ages 5-7.


CE-ENRC205-42089
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8/1/16 - 8/4/16
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: WEST BLDG 123
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $75.00

Benchworx

BenchWorx is a mobile education program designed to introduce the art of woodworking to school age children. The classes are conducted in a custom designed trailer fitted with 16 woodworking stations, which have been designed to adjust in height to accommodate children of all sizes. Children will accumulate a working knowledge of techniques like sanding, sawing, shaping, drilling, setting screws, using clamps, hammering and incising. They will learn about different types of wood and design projects using wood, basic hand tools and their imagination. Creative problem solving is instrumental and will be utilized throughout the process of designing and building their wood projects. No experience is necessary and all tools and materials required to make the projects are provided. This session for ages 8-11.


CE-ENRC205-42090
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8/1/16 - 8/4/16
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: WEST BLDG 123
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $75.00

Benchworx

BenchWorx is a mobile education program designed to introduce the art of woodworking to school age children. The classes are conducted in a custom designed trailer fitted with 16 woodworking stations, which have been designed to adjust in height to accommodate children of all sizes. Children will accumulate a working knowledge of techniques like sanding, sawing, shaping, drilling, setting screws, using clamps, hammering and incising. They will learn about different types of wood and design projects using wood, basic hand tools and their imagination. Creative problem solving is instrumental and will be utilized throughout the process of designing and building their wood projects. No experience is necessary and all tools and materials required to make the projects are provided. This session for ages 8-11.


CE-ENRC205-42091
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8/1/16 - 8/4/16
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: WEST BLDG 123
Instructor: Staff
Cost: $75.00

Caregiving Tips

Are you facing the care of an elder person in your life? Gain tips on Living Arrangements, Housing and Transportation, Health and Nutrition, Body Changes and Medication, Government Programs, Insurance and Legal Affairs. Utilize this online opportunity to learn at your convenience in the privacy of your own home.


CNC-013-42263
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10/19/16 - 11/18/16
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Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Carnivorous Plants

Need help with controlling the insects around your house and yard? Discover an amazing variety of plants that capture insects. Investigate and explore Sundews, Venus Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, and Butterworts and what they can do for you.


CNC-018-42264
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9/19/16 - 10/19/16
-
Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Civil War

A wonderful self-paced online course for Civil War enthusiasts. Designed for those who want to learn more about this era. Explore diaries, letters, newspapers. Reenact battles and read follow up commentary. View photographs. Find your ancestors in the Civil War. Yankee or Rebel - you will enjoy this adventure.


CNC-018-42265
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10/19/16 - 11/18/16
-
Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Composting

Water conservation and recycling awareness has made xeriscaping and composting very popular in the gardening and landscape arena. One-on-one online instruction will help beginners learn about the composting process.


CNC-023-42266
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9/19/16 - 10/19/16
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Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Dancing With the Stars

The skies may be cloudy all night where you live but you can still observe, learn about and dance with the stars and constellations in this online course. You don't have to worry about the weather or city lights or fancy clothes. Just put on some comfortable clothes, log on to the course and enjoy dancing with the stars!


CNC-018-42269
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10/19/16 - 11/18/16
-
Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Family Christmas

Ready for a Family Christmas Adventure? Experience many fun Christmas-focused activities for adults and children to "play" together. Explore a multitude of activities in your home, any time of the day or night. Put on some Christmas music and have some fun! (Ages 5-Adult: designed for parent, grandparent, older sibling or mentor to "play" online with a child.)


CNC-018-42272
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11/11/16 - 12/11/16
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Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Gardening I: Groundwork

For new and old gardeners, Master Gardener hopefuls, and those folks who are "just plain interested". Before becoming a successful gardener, you should have some groundwork knowledge. This course includes groundwork activities on: Beginning Botany, Soils and Plant Nutrition, Insects and Disease. Happy Gardening!


CNC-018-42274
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9/19/16 - 10/19/16
-
Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Genealogy - Course 2

Where to Find Specific Genealogical Information on the Internet: Find the "unusual" and "miscellaneous" information you need in this second step of your genealogical search. Discover new research tools and where to look in vital records for births, adoptions, marriages and deaths. Use census, tax, land records, and maps, gazettes, atlases, city directories, county histories and military records to trace lineage. Specific tips will be provided for searching Native American, African American, Hispanic, and religious groups.


CNC-018-42277
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10/14/16 - 11/13/16
-
Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Genealogy - Course 3

Advanced Genealogical Research Using the Internet: Learn how to access and utilize ship passenger lists, immigration and naturalization, American migration trails, and homestead applications. Find mental patients, prisoners, school students, teachers, free mason, and female ancestors as well as records from CCC and WPA workers, U.S. Marshals, F.B. I. and Secret Service officials, and divorces. Tips will be provided for using family Bibles, journals, and diaries. You can study handwriting, plan family reunions, make scrapbooks, and much more with this valuable information.


CNC-018-42278
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11/10/16 - 12/10/16
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Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Genealogy - Course 4

World Genealogy: Searching the world for your ancestors can be a bit intimidating. Use skills learned in previous courses to do research on and off line in more than 52 countries around the world. Seeking genealogical information, participants will work, one-on-one, with the instructor, at a self-paced speed.


CNC-018-42279
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11/14/16 - 12/14/16
-
Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Genealogy - Course I

What is Genealogy? How Do I Use the Internet for Genealogy? Trace your family history. The instructor can work with you one-on-one. Those who prefer a faster pace are able to do so because the course is self-paced. It covers: 1. Charts and Forms and How to Acquire Information for Them 2. Popular Genealogical Sites 3. Surnames 4. Search Engine Tips 5. Mailing Lists and Photographs 6. Organizing Your Data 7. Comparing Computer Software


CNC-018-42276
Meets:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9/12/16 - 10/12/16
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Location: Internet NET
Instructor: Barbara George & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $50.00

Gravestone Repair

Entire session is hands-on cemetery activity. John Heider, a professional conservator, will explain cemetery care and demonstrate gravestone repair. Please dress for activity and bring a sack lunch. Students should meet behind the Ag building in the cemetery.


CNC-028-38680
Meets:

Thursday, 9/15/16 - 9/15/16
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Instructor: Staff & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $0.00

Gravestone Repair

Entire session is hands-on cemetery activity. John Heider, a professional conservator, will explain cemetery care and demonstrate gravestone repair. Please dress for activity and bring a sack lunch. Students should meet behind the Ag building in the cemetery.


CNC-028-38681
Meets:

Saturday, 8/27/16 - 8/27/16
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Instructor: Staff & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $45.00

Gravestone Repair

Entire session is hands-on cemetery activity. John Heider, a professional conservator, will explain cemetery care and demonstrate gravestone repair. Please dress for activity and bring a sack lunch. Students should meet behind the Ag building in the cemetery.


CNC-028-42255
Meets:

Wednesday, 9/7/16 - 9/7/16
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Instructor: Staff & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $45.00

Gravestone Repair

Entire session is hands-on cemetery activity. John Heider, a professional conservator, will explain cemetery care and demonstrate gravestone repair. Please dress for activity and bring a sack lunch. Students should meet behind the Ag building in the cemetery.


CNC-028-42256
Meets:

Thursday, 9/22/16 - 9/22/16
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Instructor: Staff & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $45.00

Gravestone Repair

Entire session is hands-on cemetery activity. John Heider, a professional conservator, will explain cemetery care and demonstrate gravestone repair. Please dress for activity and bring a sack lunch. Students should meet behind the Ag building in the cemetery.


CNC-028-42257
Meets:

Saturday, 10/1/16 - 10/1/16
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Instructor: Staff & Leslie Partlow
Cost: $45.00



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