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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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Fall 2016 Community Education Classes

These classes are open to everyone in the community, and they do not count for college credit. What does that mean for you? No tests. No homework. No pressure! Just learning for FUN! What are your interests? Click topics below for class descriptions and details.

Arts & Crafts / Business & Finance / Career & Technology

Culinary / Day Trips / History & Current Events  / Home/ DIY

Languages, Literatures & Writing

Recreation, Fitness & Health / Online Courses


ARTS & CRAFTS

 

Movements in Contemporary Art

In this 8-week course, participants will learn many of the key movements and genres that have emerged and shaped the course of contemporary art over the last 40 years. In-class discussions will
be complemented by on-site visits to galleries in Wichita and the surrounding region, including the Ulrich Museum of Art and the Wichita Art Museum.

Class length:  8 weeks, Wednesdays, September 7 - October 26
Time:   7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Sally Frater, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University
Fee:   $99 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street at Oliver

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No-Sew Costumes

This course will offer instruction, ideas and examples for making a Halloween costume without sewing. Concepts that will be presented are major themes such as Princess/Fairy; Superhero/Heroine; Animal; Monster/Zombie, etc. Supplies provided for first class (a list of supplies
will be given to participants for the second class depending on the costume choice).

Class length: 2 weeks, Saturdays, September 24 & October 1
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Renea Goforth & Julie Holmes, School of Performing Arts, Wichita State University
Fee:  $69 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Grant Writing for the Not-for-Profit Community

Understand the “must haves” in every fundable concept. Learn how and where to find grant makers interested in you, the grant seeker and your idea. Learn how to create a proposal capable of securing funds for your department or organization. This class will help beginners hone the skills needed to begin the research and prepare fundable proposals. In the months following the course, the instructor will provide individual assistance in one-hour time blocks as each participant needs.

Class length: 4 weeks, Thursdays, October 6 - November 3 (No class 10/27)
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Hull, Co-Founder and past president of the Kansas Professional Grant Association
Fee: $119 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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Credit Reports & Scores

This class will focus on the importance of monitoring your credit report and score periodically and accurately interpreting the information. We will discuss what you can do to raise your score from “average” and keep it there.

Class length: 1 morning, Saturday, October 1
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cynthia Otieno-Ongeche, Certified Financial Educator, Certified Financial Professional
Fee: $39 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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Identity Theft

This class will provide the steps that can be taken to better protect ourselves from becoming a victim of theft and the steps to take to correct the situation; whether it be a case of stolen identification, a website breach, false financial charges or utility charges.

Class length: 1 morning, Saturday, October 1
Time: 9 - 10 a.m.
Instructor: Cynthia Otieno-Ongeche, Certified Financial Educator, Certified Financial Professional
Fee: $39 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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Navigating to 90 & Beyond

This class will provide participants with financial knowledge to plan for retirement. Topics that will be covered include financial strategies, legal documents (wills, probate, revocable and non-revocable trusts, medical directives, durable powers of attorney, and do not resuscitate orders) and medical expense planning (Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, VA Benefits and long term care).

Class length: 1 morning, Saturday, October 15
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Stana Martin, Owner & President, Mrs. LTC
Fee: $39 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliv

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Searching for Scholarships

Are you looking for money in all the wrong places?  Learn how to find and apply for scholarships through a variety of sources. This session covers when students and/or families should begin searching and applying for available scholarships, different types of criteria for scholarships, how to develop an impressive application for scholarships, WSU invitational, general and departmental scholarships, how to search the Web and how to avoid scholarship scams. We’ll also cover federal financial aid and other solutions that can make college more affordable. Much of the information covered is intended for new or prospective college students. This presentation provides information and does not provide individual assistance.

Class length: 1 morning, Saturday, September 10
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: WSU Staff, Financial Aid
Fee: FREE - reservation required
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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The Essentials of Investing

Understand the fundamentals and selection process of various investments such as stocks, bonds,
mutual funds, exchanged traded funds, closed end funds and annuities and learn how to diversify
and complement the most important investments in your life. Increase your knowledge of retirement
plan options, your portfolio, and what problems to avoid.

Class length: 3 weeks, Tuesdays, October 4 - 18
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Brian Martz, CFP, CIMA
Fee: $49 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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What Keeps You up at Night?

This course is an open discussion of financial topics selected by the class, such as “Will my money last through retirement?,” “What should I do with my employer retirement plan?,” “Do I need a financial
or estate plan?” or “Will my spouse or children be OK?,” “When should I turn on my Social Security or
pension?,” “What about health care in retirement?” Class participants will drive the content of the
class with their concerns and needs. Bring your questions and we will address as many as we can.

Class length: 2 weeks, Thursdays, October 6 & 13
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Brian Martz, CFP, CIMA
Fee: $39 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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CAREER & TECHNOLOGY

Adobe Photoshop CC (2015) – Beginner

This course is intended for amateur or professional photographers who want to use the features of Photoshop to enhance, modify, and organize their photographs. The course objectives include the ability to create basic images; manage selections and layers; modify and repair images; manage color; refine images by adjusting layers; and import, export, organize and save files.

Class length: 2 weeks, Saturdays, November 12 & 19
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Bleuel, Applications Training Specialist, Wichita State University
Fee: $125 per person, includes text
Location: WSU West, 3801 N. Walker Avenue, Maize

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Beginning Microsoft Excel 2013

This course introduces you to spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2013. You will learn how to enter; navigate; modify; move and copy data; format; and print. You will also learn how Excel can be utilized at home or work. Students should have a basic understanding of computer and mouse operations.

Class length: 2 weeks, Thursdays, September 15 & 22
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lana Johnson, Instructor of Computers
Fee: $125 per person, includes text
Location: WSU West, 3801 N. Walker Ave. (East of 37th St. N. & Maize Rd.)

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Introduction to Social Media

Social Media is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to stay in touch with friends and family, as well as one of the most essential marketing tools for your business. Throughout this 6 week course, you will learn how to effectively and successfully use a variety of social media platforms for
personal and professional purposes, as well as for your business. We will cover everything
from how to set up a Facebook page to understanding hashtags to marketing your business through Instagram. It is suggested that you bring a laptop or another digital device.

Class length: 6 weeks, Wednesdays, September 7 - October 12
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Jen Hendricks and Lainie Mazzullo, content developers for the Web and New Media team, Strategic Communication, Wichita State University
Fee: $79 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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Grammar, Punctuation and Proofreading Tips

Communicating effectively through the use of proper grammar and punctuation can set you apart from the rest of the field. In this course, we focus on common grammar concerns, effective sentence structure and word usage to improve the quality of your correspondence, both personal and professional.

Class length: 6 weeks, Mondays, September 12 - October 24 (No class 10/17)
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
Instructor:  Bailey Blair, Certified Secondary Education Instructor, State of Kansas
Fee: $84 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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Editing, Revising & Polishing Business Communication

A well-composed professional message is only the first step in communication. Editing, revising and polishing your written communication prevents miscommunication and misunderstanding. In this course, we will focus on the basics of proofreading and editing not only for grammatical errors but
for tone, clarity and conciseness. We will also discuss ways to convey your message.

Class length: 6 weeks, Mondays, October 31 - December 5
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
Instructor:  Bailey Blair, Certified Secondary Education Instructor, State of Kansas
Fee: $84 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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CULINARY

Sampling Craft Beer

Entertaining and educational for all levels, this class provides valuable information on all aspects of the beer industry. Whether you are just beginning your exploration with craft beer, are an experienced homebrewer, or an active member within the beer industry, we have something for you! Learn the basics of evaluating beer by appearance, how it smells and tastes with an expanded beer vocabulary. Each class will consist of a brief lecture followed by a tasting of different beers from around the globe and sensory palate training.  You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Class length: 4 weeks, Wednesdays, September 7 - 28
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver
            OR
Class length:  4 weeks, Wednesdays, October 19 - November 9
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Location:  WSU South, 200 W. Greenway, Suite 15A
Instructor: Rob Miller, Owner, Goebel Liquor
Fee: $89 per person

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Wine Tasting & Enjoyment

This class is a casual overview for the novice or experienced enthusiast. Attendees will learn the basics of taste, how to recognize and describe varietal characteristics, and to identify personal likes and dislikes. Learn about wines from different regions, and winemaker techniques that impact wine production. Each class will consist of a brief introductory lecture followed by a tasting of different wines. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Class length: 4 weeks, Tuesdays, September 6 - 27
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Guy Bower, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the AIWA
Fee: $106 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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Food & Wine Pairing with Good Life Guy

For anyone interested in the pleasures of the table and enjoying wine, this course is a must! While you
can eat almost anything with wine you like, a little knowledge and practical experience will go a long way to enhance your enjoyment. For the wine enthusiast of any level of experience, chef, home cook or happy eater, Guy will take you on a food and wine-pairing journey. Each class will feature several wines to try with different food items. Even though taste preferences vary, attendees will learn what works and doesn’t for them, as well as why and what may well be the perfect match. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Class length: 4 weeks, Tuesdays, October 11 - November 1
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Guy Bower, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the AIWA
Fee: $141 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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DAY TRIPS

Quirky is as Quirky Does and the Folks in Lucas are all about Quirky

Join us as we travel to the town of Lucas, to explore the world famous Garden of Eden. The garden
features the peculiar work of S.P. Dinsmoor, a retired schoolteacher and Civil War veteran who sculpted 113 tons of concrete into various religious and political figures in his backyard. We will also visit the Grassroots Art Center, which features artists throughout the state. After a stop at Bowl Plaza,
featuring one of the largest public restrooms in the nation, we will take a stroll through downtown.
We will visit Brant’s Meat Market where you can purchase homemade Czech bologna and wonderful
sausages from the smokehouse. Don’t forget to bring your cooler! Fee includes transportation,
admissions, lunch and snack.

Tour length:  1 day, Saturday, September 24
Group will be divided and visit the following locations:

Grassroots Art Center
Garden of Isis
Deeble House Yard
Garden of Eden
Aunt Gertie's

7:30 a.m. - Arrive Hughes Metropolitan Complex
7:45 a.m. - Depart Hughes Metropolitan Complex
5:00 p.m. - Arrive back in Wichita at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Fee:  $89 per person, all inclusive

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Earth, Wind and Fire

In the Midwest, we often see the fury of tornadoes and the damage afterward. This past spring, we also saw what happens when a fire rages out of control. On this trip, The Wichita Eagle’s Beccy Tanner will take us to Barber County to explore the region hardest hit by the Anderson Creek Wildfire.
We’ll revisit the famed Z-Bar ranch with the largest private buffalo herd in Kansas and see how Mother Nature has renewed the prairie since the fire and how hard-working Kansans have rebuilt. We will stop at the famed Sawyer Family Food Store with its world-famous cinnamon rolls to pick up
lunch. We will travel to Greensburg to see first-hand how the town has rebuilt and re-shaped itself after being nearly wiped out by a tornado nine years ago. During our visit, we will tour the city, stopping at the Big Well, Kiowa County Historical Museum/ soda fountain and tour the Twilight Theater and Community Center. Fee includes transporation, admissions, lunch and dinner.

Tour length:  1 day, Saturday, October 15
6:30 a.m. – Depart Hughes Metropolitan Complez
9:30 a.m. – Arrive Z Bar Ranch, 14003 SW Aetna Rd. Lake City, KS
11:00 a.m. – Depart Z Bar Ranch
12:15 p.m. – Arrive Sawyer Family Food Store, 201 S. Main, Sawyer, KS
1:00 p.m. – Depart Sawyer Food Store
1:15 p.m. – Arrive Lemon Park (West Shelter), Pine Street, Pratt, KS  for lunch
2:00 p.m. – Depart Lemon Park
2:30 p.m. – Arrive Big Well Museum, Greensburg
3:30 p.m. – Depart Big Well Museum for guided tour of Greensburg
4:00 p.m. – Arrive Kiowa County Historical Museum & Soda Fountain
4:45 p.m. – Tour Twilight Theatre & Community Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – Dinner at Crazy Mule
6:30 p.m. – Depart Crazy Mule for Wichita
8:30 p.m. – Arrive Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Fee:  $119 per person, all inclusive

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In Cold Blood

Truman Capote’s classic yet controversial book In Cold Blood continues to fascinate generations of readers. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the book’s publication. Join us as we travel to western Kansas and visit the communities of Garden City and Holcomb to look not only at the impact
the Herb Clutter family murders had—but also the effect storytellers such as Truman Capote and Harper Lee had on Kansas culture. We will visit sites featured in the book and movie as well as the Finney County Historical Museum. Fee includes transportation, admissions, lunch and dinner.

TOUR LENGTH:  1 day, November 5
6:45 a.m. - Arrive Hughes Metropolitan Complex
7:00 a.m. - Depart Hughes Metropolitan Complex
10:45 a.m. -  Arrive Holcomb Community Park
11:15 a.m. –  Depart Holcomb Community Park
12:30 p.m. –  Arrive El Zarape – Garden City (lunch)
1:30 p.m. - Depart El Zarape
1:45 p.m. - Arrive Valley View Cemetery
2:15 p.m. -  Depart Valley View Cemetery
2:45 p.m. - Arrive Finney County Museum/Lee Richardson Zoo/Swimming Pool
4:30 p.m. -  Depart Finney Co. Museum/Lee Richardson Zoo/Swimming Pool
5:30 p.m. - Arrive Central Station Bar & Grill – Dodge City (dinner)
6:30 p.m. - Depart Central Station Bar & Grill
9:30 p.m. - Arrive Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Fee:  $119, all inclusive

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HISTORY & CURRENT EVENTS

Spies, Lies, and Surprise:  Perspectives on the Cold War

With the recent hardening of U.S.-Russian relations, some analysts are predicting the return of a “cold war” in international affairs. Join us as we analyze and discuss the origins, conduct and end of the original Cold War from 1945-1989, while providing a context for current U.S. relations with Russia. Documentary videos, informal lectures providing context and class discussion will form the core of the course.

Class length: 10 weeks, Thursdays, September 8 - November 10
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. John Dreifort, Professor of History, Wichita State University & Executive SEcretary of the Wichita Committee on Foreign Policy
Fee: $147 per person, includes text
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Church-State Separation in America

This course will examine the history of church and state ruling together, religious intolerance and the
efforts by founding fathers James Madison and Thomas Jefferson to establish a secular, democratic
republic, free of religious dictates. In this course we will discuss church-state separation and review
seminal Supreme Court cases regarding church-state
conflicts in America.

Class length: 6 weeks, Thursdays, September 8 - October 13
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Vickie Sandell Stangle, Certified Secondary Education Instructor
Fee: $79 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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In Cold Blood:  50 Years Later

It has been 50 years since Truman Capote’s book was published. This course is not about the murders but rather looking at and examining the impact the book and movie had on Kansas. For longtime Kansans, many remember and have stories of how it affected their own families —what were they doing when they heard. Over a four-week period, we will hear from some of those Kansans.

Class length: 4 weeks, Tuesdays, October 4 - 25
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Beccy Tanner, Wichita Eagle
Fee: $69 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Quirky Kansas

This semester we will look at trends, places to go, folklore, ghosts and characters of the Sunflower
State. With 83,000 square miles to explore, there is quirky fun on the back roads—good food, drinks and wondrous chills and thrills. Meet fellow Kansans and discover fun facts to impress your friends at the next neighborhood get-together. Whether this is your first time taking a course or you’ve been here before, it is a promise we’ll have fun as we explore the quirkier elements of Kansas.

Class length: 6 weeks, Thursdays, September 8 - October 13
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Beccy Tanner, Wichita Eagle
Fee: $89 per person
Location: WSU West, 3801 N. Walker Avenue, Maize

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HOME/DIY

Color Year Round in the Garden

In this course you will learn how to plan your garden for year-round enjoyment. Information on the different types of colorful plants will be shared along with the tools necessary to have flowers blooming or colorful foliage January through December. You will leave class with a calendar that shows when each perennial blooms, its size and color.

Class length: 1 evening, Wednesday, September 28
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Lynn Campbell Behnke, Extension Master Gardener
Fee: $39 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Sharing Your Garden

Do you enjoy spending time in your yard and garden? Would you like to find ways to make it healthier and more welcoming to birds, butterflies and other small creatures and have color year round? Would you like to learn other ways to use some of the items growing there and to turn them into delightful gifts? If so, join us as we explore these and other garden related topics.

Class length: 3 weeks, Wednesdays, September 7 - 21
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Lynn Campbell Behnke, Extension Master Gardener
Fee: $59 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Find Your Personal Design Style

Decorating your home can seem impossible.  Are you traditional or transitional? Modern or urban chic? This class will outline each style of home design. Learn how to identify your style and design your home using aspects of your style. We will cover traditional, transitional, farmhouse, industrial, old world and modern. We will go over specific ways to use basic design rules to find your personal design style. Make your home “your” home!

Class length: 1 evening, Tuesday, September 6
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Annette Shankle, Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co.
Fee: $39 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Fall Into Your Home for Fall

Fall is the beginning of the holiday season and the beginning of holiday décor. This class will focus
on fall decorating including the transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving decorating. We will focus on decorating mantles, tables and setting up fall vignettes using floral, pumpkins and all the fun fall décor.

Class length: 1 evening, Tuesday, October 4
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Annette Shankle, Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co.
Fee: $39 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Home for the Holidays

It is the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas décor and accents abound. Learn how to change up what you already own to design magical trees, unforgettable table settings and a mantle your family
and you will love. You will learn how to bring Christmas into your home in a magical way.

Class length: 1 evening, Tuesday, November 1
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Annette Shankle, Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co.
Fee: $39 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Essential Oils

This course is designed to enhance the student’s curiosity and to explore basic concepts when using essential oils. It is intended to educate on how essential oils can be used in our modern society.
Two basic oils will be studied each week.

Class length: 6 weeks, Thursdays, September 8 - October 13
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Stacey Gladfelter
Fee: $99 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Home Repairs and Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

Does your home need repairs that you want to do yourself? Learn from experienced craftsmen how you can take care of your home, no matter you or your home’s age. Do most of the repairs yourself, such as drywall patching, leaking faucet, caulking, painting techniques, and weatherproofing, along with other minor plumbing and electrical tips. As an added bonus you will learn how to prevent injury in the most dangerous room of your home.

Class length: 4 weeks, Tuesdays, September 6 - 27
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Phil Davis, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Co-Founder of The Best Home Guys
Fee: $69 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Flooring:  What You Should Know Before You Buy

The purchase and installation of new flooring is a major investment in your home. Making the right choice when selecting materials is important whether you hire it done or do it yourself. This course will cover types of flooring and their related installation, maintenance and repair issues. The pros and cons of each type of flooring will also be discussed.

Class length: 1 morning, Saturday, September 10
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Allen Clouse, Director of Residential Remodeling, Star Lumber
Fee: $49 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Remodeling for Resale

Getting a house ready to sell? Interested in purchasing a home that needs interior improvements and want to spend your money wisely? This class will explore subjects like the cost versus value of removing wallpaper, replacing flooring, replacing cabinets, countertops, sinks, backsplashes, etc. We will cover basic construction concerns related to remodeling kitchens and baths, as well as discussing subfloor issues and more. The class will be hands-on with plenty of samples to touch and feel.

Class length: 1 evening, Thursday, September 15
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.
                         OR
Class length:  1 morning, Saturday, September 24
Time:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location:  WSU West, 3801 N. Walker Ave, Maize
Instructor: Allen Clouse, Director of Residential Remodeling, Star Lumber
Fee: $49 per person

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LANGUAGES, LITERATURE & WRITING

Beginning language classes enable participants to gain a working knowledge of the chosen language. Instructors provide students with intense practice in both speaking and understanding the language. Basic vocabulary, frequently used expressions, and customs and cultures of the country will also be explored. We also offer some intermediate language classes for those who have previously studied the language. The instructor will continue to provide students with intensive practice in both speaking and understanding the specified language.

American Sign Language (ASL)

Participants will be introduced to the basic receptive and expressive skills of ASL, including signs, conversation strategies, facial expression, and much more! We will reinforce what is learned through fun interactive activities, as well as explore and gain knowledge about the history of Deaf Culture and ASL.

Class length: 12 weeks, Thursdays, September 8 - December 1 (No class 11/24)
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Kimberly Smith, Staff Interpreter, Wichita State University
Fee: $149 per person, includes text
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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French

Class length:  12 weeks, Saturdays, September 10 - December 3 (No class 11/26)
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Liana Wagle, Lecturer, Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures, Wichita State University
Fee:  $149 per person, includes text
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Korean

Class length:  12 weeks, Thursdays, September 8 - December 1 (No class 11/24)
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Jeniffer Kang, Instructor of Korean
Fee:  $149 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Intermediate Korean

Class length:  12 weeks, Tuesdays, September 6 - November 22
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Jeniffer Kang, Instructor of Korean
Fee:  $149 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Spanish

Class length:  12 weeks, Tuesdays, September 6 - November 22
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Mary Williams, Instructor of Spanish
Fee:  $149 per person, includes text

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Vietnamese

Class length:  12 weeks, Tuesdays, September 6 - November 22
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Tu-Quyen Thi Nguyen, Instructor of Vietnamese
Fee:  $149 per person, includes text
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Intermediate Vietnamese

Class length:  12 weeks, Wednesdays, September 7 - November 30 (No class 11/23)
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Tu-Quyen Thi Nguyen, Instructor of Vietnamese
Fee:  $149 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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RECREATION, FITNESS & HEALTH

Bridge – Beginner

Novice players are introduced into the basic mechanics of how to bid and play bridge in guidance with the American Contract Bridge League rules.  These rules will allow you to play socially or in duplicate bridge games.

Class length:  10 weeks, Mondays, September 12 - November 14
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Warren, Life Master & ACBL Certified
Fee:  $99 per person, includes text
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Improving Your Duplicate Bridge Game

This course is designed for those who have completed the beginning bridge class and will continue work
on overcalls, cue bids and all types of doubles.

Class length:  8 weeks, Wednesdays, September 14 - November 2
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Warren, Life Master & ACBL Certified
Fee:  $99 per person, includes text
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Build Your Next Fishing Rod

Want a rod that is uniquely yours? Maybe a gift for that fisherman in your life? Want to learn how to repair or replace items on your current equipment?  Building fishing rods is a great project for bringing
family or friends together and is much easier than you might think. This course will explain the
components and their function. You will use this knowledge to build a customized fishing rod that
can be enjoyed for years to come.

Class length:  4 weeks, Mondays, October 3 - 24
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Akred, Tournament Bass Angler
Fee:  $149 per person, includes supplies
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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T’ai Chi Ch’uan

Purposeful and flowing, a slow motion choreography based on martial arts movement, T'ai Chi Ch'uan integrates mind and body while teaching balance, grace and flexibility. Practiced with awareness and without strain or force, it is a no-impact exercise that can be practiced anywhere, anytime and without special equipment or clothing. Ideal for adults of all ages.

Class length:  4 weeks, Saturdays, September 24 - October 15
Time:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: David Larsen, Instructor of T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Fee:  $69 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga utilizes postures and breathing echniques and will challenge both body and mind. During this course you will learn to focus your mind while energizing your muscles.  The instructor suggest that you bring a yoga mat.

Class length:  6 weeks, Saturdays, September 10 - October 15
Time:  9 - 10 a.m.
Instructor:  Abigail Jolly, Certified Personal Trainer
Fee:  $59 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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