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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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Spring 2017 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
 

The Art of Exhibition

Discuss the ways in which museum exhibitions are framed and created, shaping how we understand art and its related themes and topics.  Includes highlights of landmark exhibitions that have shaped contemporary arts practice and in-class discussion combined with on-site visits to galleries in Wichita and the surrounding region.

Class length:  8 weeks, Mondays, February 6 - March 27
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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Basic Digital Photography

Learn the basics of digital photography and how to use your camera. You’ll explore what all the buttons do & simple composition techniques and low light photography.
More for the point and shoot – shoot in automatic photographer. (Any digital camera or smart phone)

Class length: 3 weeks, Wednesdays, March 1 - 15
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Brian Duram, Duram Photography
Fee:  $49 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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Wichita Photo Walk & Learn

Explore a different part of Wichita with your camera each week, learning simple composition, lighting and exposure settings along the way. Must be able
to walk up to two miles per class. Bring any type of camera and water bottle.

Class length: 4 weeks, Wednesdays, March 29 - April 19
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Brian Duram, Duram Photography
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 your idea. Learn how to create a proposal capable of securing funds for your department or organization. Hone the skills needed to begin your research and prepare fundable proposals.

Class length: 4 weeks, Wednesdays, February 1 - 22
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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Home Business Basics

Learn how to start a legitimate home business that aligns with your strengths, establish a powerful “why,” set realistic and measurable goals, create a professional business environment, effectively use social media and more.

Class length: 2 weeks, Tuesdays, March 7 & 14
Time: 7 - 9 p.m..
Instructor: Kristen Townsend, Business Owner
Fee: $49 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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How to Finance a College Education

WSU is offering a FREE financial aid planning seminar. Whether you are a high school student, a parent planning your child’s education, or an adult returning to college for an undergraduate or graduate degree, this is your opportunity to learn what types of financial assistance are available and how to qualify. WSU staff will remain on-site following the presentation to answer questions. Reservations are required; call 316-978-3731.

Class length: 1 morning, Saturday, February 25
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Staff, WSU Office of Financial Aid
Fee: No charge; reservation required
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

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?” Bring your questions and we will address as many
as we can.

Class length: 2 weeks, Tuesdays, February 28 & March 7
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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Social Security, Medicare & Pensions

Understand Social Security benefits and claiming strategies. Learn the ABCs (and Ds) of Medicare and how to use your pension plan.

Class length: 1 evening, Thursday, March 30
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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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 learn what problems to avoid.

Class length: 3 weeks, Thursday, February 16 - March 2
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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CAREER & TECHNOLOGY

 
Introduction to Social Media

Social Media is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to stay in touch with friends and family, stay up-to-date with current events, and advertise yourself to prospective  employers.  Throughout  this six week course, you will learn how to effectively and successfully use a variety  of social media platforms for personal and professional purposes. We will cover everything from how to set up a Facebook page to understanding hashtags to blogging platforms and style. It is strongly suggested that you bring a laptop or another digital device.

Class length: 6 weeks, Wednesdays, February 8 - March 15
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructors: Torie Wynn, Senior Instructional Designer, and Caleb Wilson, Social Media Manager, Media Resources Center, Wichita State University
Fee: $79 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street at Oliver

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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 objects 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, April 1 & 8
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Bleuel, Applications Training Specialist, Wichita State University
Fee: $125 per person
Location: WSU West, 3801 N. Walker Avenue, Maize

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Marketing with Social Media

Social Media is one the most essential marketing tools for your business and professional life. Throughout this six week course, you will learn how to effectively and successfully use a variety of social media platforms for professional purposes. We will cover everything from how to understand and utilize hashtags effectively to marketing your business and message through Instagram. It is strongly suggested that you bring a laptop or another digital
device.

Class length:  6 weeks, Wednesdays, March 29 - May 3
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructors: Caleb Wilson, Social Media Manager, and Torie Wynn, Senior Instructional Designer, Media Resources Center, Wichita State University
Fee:  $79 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street at Oliver

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Beginning Microsoft Excel 2013

This class will introduce you to spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2013. Topics covered include: entering, navigating, modifying, moving and copying data, formatting, and printing. You’ll learn how this program can be utilized at home or work. Students should have a basic understanding of computer and mouse operations.

Class length: 2 weeks, Thursdays, February 23 & March 2
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lana Johnson
Fee: $125 per person, includes text
Location: WSU West, 3801 N. Walker Ave. (East of 37th St. N. & Maize Rd.)

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Beginning Microsoft Word 2013

An introduction to word processing using Microsoft Word 2013. Learn to edit text, set page alignments, use tools such as spell
check and thesaurus, as well as how to save, retrieve and copy your text. Students should have a basic understanding of computer and mouse operations.

Class length: 2 weeks, Thursdays, February 2 & 9
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lana Johnson
Fee: $125 per person, includes text
Location: WSU West, 3801 N. Walker Ave.(East of 37th St. N. & Maize Rd.)

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CULINARY

Beer Tasting 2

For those who previously attended “Beer Tasting.” Sample beers from all over the world, go more in depth on the brewing process and use the sensory system to learn about off flavors. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Class length: 4 weeks, Wednesdays, February 1 - 22
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Rob Miller, Owner, Goebel Liquor
Fee: $119 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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International Wines

Each class features a country-specific overview of wine production, including a focused study of a specific region’s growing conditions, climate effects, techniques and the wines produced.
A tasting of six-to-seven wines from the featured country will follow. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Class length: 4 weeks, Mondays, March 20 - April 10
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Guy Bower
Fee: $125 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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Varietal Comparison Class

Learn about specific grape varieties and taste an array of wines produced from their various growing areas, winemakers and styles. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Class length: 4 weeks, Mondays, January 30 - February 20
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Guy Bower
Fee: $125 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. at Oliver

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DAY TRIPS
 

Chisholm Trail

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. It is one of the most famous cattle trails and is highlighted in Kansas with legendary cowtowns such as Abilene, Newton, Wichita, Ellsworth, Caldwell and Dodge City. Journey to a few of these cowtowns and walk in the footsteps of some of the most legendary and colorful Old West characters. Explore Abilene, eat at the Brookville Hotel, travel to Ellsworth and learn about the Drover’s Hall of Fame ——and dine at Pretty Boy Floyd’s Steak and Shine. In between, learn more about Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp and the criminal likes
of John Wesley Hardin.

Tour length:  1 day, Saturday, March 18 (NO SEATS AVAILABLE)
REPEAT DAY TRIP SCHEDULED FOR April 1 (SEATS AVAILABLE)

8:00 a.m. – Depart Metropolitan Complex
9:30 a.m. – Arrive Abilene (via Newton)
10:00 a.m. – Arrive Seelye Mansion
11:00 a.m. – Depart Seelye Mansion
11:15 a.m. – Arrive Historic Abilene, 100 SE 5th
12:15 a.m. – Depart Historic Abilene
12:30 p.m. – Arrive Brookville – lunch
1:30 p.m. – Depart Brookville
2:30 p.m. – Arrive Ellsworth – we will explore with Jim Gray, whose great-grandfather, George Gray started a ranch in the area in 1879. His great-grandmother was Euphemia Cody - a cousin to William "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
5:00 p.m. – Arrive Pretty Boy Floyd’s – dinner
6:00 p.m. – Depart Pretty Boy Floyd’s
8 p.m. – Arrive Metropolitan Complex
Fee:  $119 per person, includes admissions, lunch & dinner

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Kansas is Not Flat and Boring

Monument Rocks, also known as the Chalk Pyramids, stand high above the plains and still enchant visitors today. Travel to Gove County to view these majestic formations, which are considered one of the eight wonders of Kansas. Explore the canyons and pinnacles of Little Jerusalem in Logan County, where limestone rock formations tower more than 100 feet.

TOUR LENGTH:  1 day, Saturday, April 22 (NO SEATS AVAILABLE)
REPEAT DAY TRIP SCHEDULED FOR April 29 (SEATS AVAILABLE)

7:30 a.m. – Depart Metropolitan Complex
11:30 a.m. – Arrive Colonial Steak House – lunch
12:30 p.m. – Depart Colonial Steak House for Buffalo Bill Sculpture
1:00 p.m. –  Depart Buffalo Bill Sculpture
1:30 p.m. - Arrive Monument Rocks
2:30 p.m. – Depart Monument Rocks
3:00 p.m. – Arrive Little Jerusalem
4:30 p.m. – Depart Little Jerusalem
6:15 p.m. – Arrive Central Station Bar & Grill – Dodge City
7:15 p.m. – Depart Central Station Bar & Grill
10:00 p.m.  – Arrive Metropolitan Complex
Fee:  $128 per person, includes admissions, lunch & dinner

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HISTORY & CURRENT EVENTS

History of Wichita Aviation

Examine how Wichita became the world’s “Air Capital” and whether or not the title still fits. Learn about the local aviation pioneers who founded companies, built planes and shaped a community. Discover why so many pilots still consider the skies over Wichita as sacred, holy spaces.

Class length: 4 weeks, Tuesdays,March 7 - 28
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Beccy Tanner, Wichita Eagle
Fee: $69 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street at Oliver

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Great Decisions 2017

Engage in an exciting and intellectually stimulating discussion of challenging global issues and their implications for America. Discussions are supplemented with video- based lectures and readings developed by the Foreign Policy Association. Topics include:
• The Future of Europe
• Trade and Politics
• Conflict in the South China Sea
• Saudi Arabia in Transition
• U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
• Latin America’s Political Pendulum
• Prospects for Afghanistan and  Pakistan
• Nuclear Security

Class length: 10 weeks, Thursdays, February 9 - April 20 (No Class March 23)
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. John Dreifort, Professor of History, Wichita State University and Executive Secretary of the Wichita Committee on Foreign Policy
Fee: $147 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Quirky Kansas

Join us for an all NEW Quirky Kansas course. We will continue our exploration of the history, hidden attractions, unique characters, and wondrous sights and sounds of the Sunflower state. There are 83,000 square miles to explore and there is quirky fun to be found at every turn, including good food, drinks and wondrous chills and thrills. You will have the opportunity to interact with fellow Kansans while learning fun and interesting facts that will impress your friends and family. Whether you’re a lifelong Kansan or are new to the area, you will leave class with a whole new appreciation for our state and the people who live here. Don’t miss out on the fun as we explore the quirkier side of Kansas.

Class length: 6 weeks, Thursdays, February 9 - March 16
Time: 7:10 - 9:10 p.m.
Instructor: Beccy Tanner, Wichita Eagle
Fee: $89 per person
Location: WSU West, 3801 N. Walker Ave.(East of 37th St. N. & Maize Rd.)

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Starting the Search for Your Family History

Discover many FREE tools beyond Ancestry.com™ and Familysearch.org and learn the best search strategies to get accurate results. Topics include basic vital information, research organization, expanding genealogical context,
preservation methods for family treasures and obscure resources that break down brick walls. Basic computer knowledge
is required.

Class length: 2 weeks, Saturdays, February 18 & 25
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Beccy Tanner, Wichita Eagle
Fee: $89 per person
Location: WSU West, 3801 N. Walker Ave.(East of 37th St. N. & Maize Rd.)

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HOME/DIY

Basic Principles of Landscape Design

Learn the basic principles of residential landscape design, including basic design principles, development of design objectives, conceptual and planting design including Xeriscaping and edible landscaping.

Class length: 4 weeks, Wednesdays, February 1 - 22
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Kurt Huiras, Professional Landscaper
Fee: $69 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Container Gardening

Learn important aspects of choosing a container, plant choices, maintenance and winter options, plus when to plant, spacing, and dealing with pests and disease.

Class length:  4 weeks, Mondays, February 6 - 27
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Peggy Griffith, Sedgwick County Master Gardener
Fee:  $69 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street at Oliver

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Conquer Post-Holiday Kid Clutter

Learn simple, effective organizational strategies that will empower and equip both you AND
your children to cultivate simple habits to help maintain a clutter-free home.

Class length:  1 evening, Tuesday, February 7
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer
Fee:  $39 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street at Oliver

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Creating Organized and Functional Space

Discover the psychology behind clutter and learn simple steps to start reducing clutter to create a more tranquil space.  Gain resources, impactful home organizational tips and a personalized plan to create more space in your home and life.

Class length:  1 evening, Tuesday, February 21
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer
Fee:  $39 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street at Oliver

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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 evening, Thursday, February 23
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Allen Clouse, Director of Residential Remodeling, Star Lumber
Fee:  $49 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. N. at Oliver

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Home Decor Tips, Trends, and Inspiration - What's New, What's Next for 2017

The boho-chic Kilim print is absolutely amazing!!! Marble is having a moment!! Scandinavian trends are scandalous!! We will cover the up and coming 2017 trends to keep your home décor fresh and fun….a step ahead of the rest!!! This class will get you energized and excited for the décor trends coming in the 2017 new year.

Class length:  1 evening, Tuesday, February 28
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Annette Shankle, Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co.
Fee:  $39 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. N. at Oliver

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Home Repair & 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:  3 weeks, Tuesdays, February 28 - March 14
Time:  7 - 8:30 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, 29th St. N. at Oliver

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New Uses for Old Things:  Repurpose Items You Love into Creative Home Decor

Hate to give away granny’s game table! Struggling with what to do with aunties armchair! We will help you take those special meaningful furniture pieces that just don’t fit anymore.
We will teach the art of utilizing chalk paint, refreshing floral arrangements, or inspirational furniture placement. Bring in an item or a picture of something that you have hidden away that you would like to repurpose, reuse, renew!!!!

Class length:  1 evening, Tuesday, March 28
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Annette Shankle, Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co.
Fee:  $39 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. N. at Oliver

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Remodeling for Resale

Explore the cost versus value of removing wallpaper, replacing flooring, cabinets, countertops, sinks and backsplashes.
Also covers basic construction concerns related to remodeling kitchens and baths as well as subfloor issues and more.

Class length: 1 evening, Thursday, March 29
Time: 7 - 9 p.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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The Key to Successful Home Buying

Gain an overview of the process and get resources to help make informed decisions. Topics include buyer agency, finding a home, financing, types of loans, appraisal, home inspections, home and title insurance, and how to get prequalified.

Class length: 3 weeks, Tuesdays, February 28 - March 14
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructors: Meredith Hildreth and Jan Stark, Realtors, J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.
Fee: $59 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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The Key to Successful Home Selling

Learn the home-selling process and how to get top dollar in today’s market. Topics include which improvements to make and which to avoid, de-cluttering, staging and more.

Class length:  2 weeks, Tuesdays, March 28 - April 11
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructors: Meredith Hildreth and Jan Stark, Realtors, J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.
Fee: $59 per person
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Turning Winter Blahs Into Awes:  Home Decor Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Are you experiencing “Holiday Hoopla” withdrawals? No more twinkling lights,  nor more colorful whimsical décor. It’s back to life before the glitter elves and candy cane fairies swept through your home.  Don’t worry …. we are prepared to help you take each room of your home from post- holiday blah to year round sensational.  Start the year out right. New year, new mix. This class will focus on home resolutions  that will get you inspired to make a change. We will look at each room of the house and the details that can make a difference in your home. We invite you to bring pictures of your
home blahs …. so you can go home and create a fresh start to the New Year.

Class length:  1 evening, Tuesday, January 31
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Annette Shankle, Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co.
Fee:  $39 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. N. at Oliver

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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, February 2 - April 27 (No class March 23)
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, Thursdays, February 1 - April 27 (No class March 23)
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Brigitte Roussel, Associate Professor and Director of WSU Foreign Language Teacher Education
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, February 2 - April 20
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Jeniffer Kang, Instructor of Korean
Fee:  $149 per person, includes text
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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Spanish

Class length:  12 weeks, Tuesdays, February 7 - April 25
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Mary Williams, Instructor of Spanish
Fee:  $149 per person, includes text
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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How to Write a Children's Book and Get it Published

Do you have a great idea for a children’s book, a completed book you’d like to publish, or something in-between? This six-week course will teach you the steps to develop your book with your intended readers in mind, as well as how to sell it once it’s finished.

Class length:  6 weeks, Mondays, February 6 - March 13
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Benjamin Hojem, Children’s Book Author and Former Publishing Industry Professional
Fee:  $79 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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RECREATION, FITNESS & HEALTH

Bridge – Beginner

Learn the basic mechanics of how to bid and play bridge in guidance with the American Contract Bridge League rules—allowing you to play socially or in duplicate bridge games.

Class length:  10 weeks, Mondays, February 6 - April 10
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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Beginning Comtemporary Dance

This is a beginning dance course exploring both classical modern dance technique and contemporary dance forms. It is a great way to get exercise while also becoming more in touch with your body and self-expression.  The course will also involve historic information regarding the dance techniques explored.
Traditional dance clothing can be worn but is not required. Typically modern dance is done with bare feet. All you need are clothes you can comfortably move in, an open mind, and a desire to feel good by expressing yourself through movement!

Class length:  8 weeks, Thursdays, February 23 - April 20 (No class March 23)
Time:  6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Cheyla Clawson, Instructor, School of Performing Arts, Wichita State University
Fee:  $49 per person
Location:  Heskett Center, 1845 Fairmount

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The Art of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing 101 is a course for the beginner,
as well as the intermediate person, interested in learning more about the art of casting a fly rod and the craft of fly tying. This course will cover all aspects of the sport from the history of fly fishing to the equipment needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course will include fish, entomology, water, conservation and ethics as well as hands on instruction in casting and fly tying. Fly rods and tying equipment will be provided.

Class length:  6 weeks, Tuesdays, February 21 - March 28
Time:  7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Rick Brown, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club
Fee:  $94 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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T’ai Chi Ch’uan

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, February 4 - 25
Time:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: David Larsen, Certified T’ai Chi Ch’uan Instructor
Fee:  $69 per person
Location:  Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

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