Courses

Confused, concerned, or finding yourself with so many questions about race in the U.S. right now? Are you seeking an opportunity to understand racism through human connection and respectful conversation? This three-session course provides structured and facilitated dialogue between a panel of local People of Color in our community and registered participants in a safe environment for learning and questioning.


July 21, 2020 to August 4, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no prior Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend in-class time expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary. The primary outcome of this course is to build vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spanish IV will focus on developing speaking skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses (future tense of regular and irregular verbs, the conditional tense, present perfect tense and present subjunctive) and building vocabulary. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Scenes are the building blocks of our writing. In this workshop, we'll learn the elements of scene-building that effectively move the plot, tell a story, and develop characters. This is an online, live interactive workshop delivered via Zoom.


Saturday, August 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
In this writing workshop, we'll learn the difference between the character, the narrator, and the writer, and discover how to find our writing voice to be a more effective storyteller (fiction or nonfiction). Understand the key questions we should ask ourselves when writing: Who is actually telling the story and to whom? Why and how are they telling it?


Saturday, July 18, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Flash fiction and nonfiction, brief, succinct pieces, have become increasingly popular and sought after literary forms in magazine and journal publishing. Learn the background and element of Flash, and best platforms for publishing. This online, live workshop will develop students' understanding of the genre by reading and discussing some samples, creating drafts of flash pieces using prompts. Students will create and edit original flash fiction, and meet remotely for feedback with the instructor.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spring clean your digital photo collection from home with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive online class, you will learn how to identify your own personal strategy for managing your photos and techniques to create a beautiful collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations.


August 3-10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
We are all currently living in a different time and place than we were a mere few months ago. Explore the ultimate environmental poem, and help make sense of your world and current situation by turning your pandemic experience and feelings into a poem. Join Irene Cooper for an online, live and interactive workshop in which you will grow new poems and learn techniques for how to shape and revise them.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to trace your family history and make it come alive. This course provides hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past using several subscription-based websites that you will be able to access during the course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Do you dream of being paid to write from home, but don't know where to start? Do you want to work on your own schedule and break loose from the shackles of hourly rates and fixed salaries? In this unique workshop, delivered online live, we will zoom in on exactly how to create content that sells. Get one-on-one advice from a seasoned professional writer who reveals the path to take and the dead ends to avoid. You can turn your writing dream into money in the bank. Come to class with a writing project in mind. Stop wishing and get going.


July 14-30, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Whether you are new to horses, struggling with your own horse, or looking to tune up your handling and communication skills, this course will cover a wide range of skill building to suit each individual's needs. No riding involved and no experience required. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Horses are unique in their ability to teach us about our body language, living in the moment with stress and vulnerability, and being in relationships. Students will learn about themselves through these unique interactions with horses. No riding involved and no experience required. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to play any style of music on the guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! This course provides basic guitar skills that you'll build step-by-step with hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed instructions to put you well on your way to becoming a skilled player.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Have you already started or even completed a writing project and want to take the next step? This online workshop will help you with the basics of selling the unique content you have already created. Learn the major markets, how to price and promote your work and different tactics to get your work noticed. Bring your completed work or ideas, if you have one, or develop a project during the class.


August 11-27, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive online course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. Students will learn how to identify their photo goals and develop a strategy to achieve those goals. This is a great course for those who are overwhelmed with how to start organizing their boxes, bins, and bags of printed photos and outdated media.


August 24-31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Join our Continuing Education Spanish instructors on a trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your own home. During this time when travel is impossible, we bring you the joy of exploring three very distinct Spanish speaking regions. Learn about the culture, history and beauty of Spain, Argentina and Chile in this online live class via Zoom. Sessions will be conducted in English.


July 21, 2020 to August 4, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Dr. Andria Woodell brings you an hybrid self-paced and interactive live online professional development workshop on the psychological science behind bias and how awareness of the research can help individuals and communities work to change our perception and interaction with others.


July 24-31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM