Castles, culture, iconic shades of green as far as the eyes can see. This is Ireland. Explore this dream-like country on a guided tour that includes overnights at luxury properties, including two nights at Dromoland Castle. Savor an Irish coffee at its birthplace in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Come to know Dublin and experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. On this once-in-a-lifetime trip, retrace a beautiful history in a timeless destination.
Learn the criteria that make photographs tell a story and become more attractive to the viewer. Gain an understanding of how to use the digital camera to capture the images you want. You also will learn how to upload images to a computer, enhance images digitally, and share them as prints and via the Internet. Students must bring a digital SLR camera to class.
This course is for the photographer who already knows camera basics and now wants to take their shooting outside. This class will teach you techniques used by professional photographers.
This workshop is designed for adults who want to learn more about the perils youth face with social media. Topics will include sexting, victimization, ghosting, partner violence and student's "secret struggle" as well as healthy habits and strategies for young people to adopt. These presentations will also include data collected through student polling done at over 50 Northeast Indiana public schools during the 2016-2017 school year.
Learn to manage your investments in a simple and effective way that does not require you to spend all day reading the Wall Street Journal or watching CNBC. Local investment advisers will be sharing the secrets of how most people can save money by managing their investments on their own.
Did you know that northeast Indiana officially has three growing seasons for vegetable crops without the help of a greenhouse? This course is intended to help you know when to start planting, where each vegetable grows best, the required inputs to maximize crop outputs, and how to protect your crops from weather, bugs, disease, and critters. We will cover basic harvest and storage requirements and recommended succession plantings.
This class will focus on the new beginning learner to the Japanese language and culture.
The Beginner I course is designed to introduce students to the everyday language of Japan. Lessons will be organized around natural conversational topics, leading students from fundamental aspects of grammar to readings in simple texts along with basic writing. It is beneficial if you know Hiragana and can read it and have studied the Japanese language less than one year.
Prerequisite: Must have completed Beginner I. Must have studied the Japanese language more than one year. This class is designed to be completed in one year September 2017 through June 2018. A focus of this course will be to develop Japanese language proficiency and knowledge through grammatical and practical learning and activities in order to be able to carry on basic conversations with Japanese native speakers.
Burmese conversation is designed for those professionals who deal with the Burmese population in our community. This course will help you develop Burmese language skills to communicate fluently with those clients. This course ensures that proficiency is built up gradually through communication and interaction.
This class is a continuation of the first Burmese class. This course will help you develop Burmese language skills to communicate fluently with Burmese clients. This course ensures that proficiency is built up gradually through communication and interaction.
Are you preparing for a trip to France, the world's top tourist destination, or another of the 56 countries in the French-speaking world? Seize this opportunity to develop your skills in language and culture. This class will familiarize you with spoken French and tourism-related information. Practical conversation skills for airports, hotels, restaurants, and landmarks will be introduced. You will also learn important historical and cultural details, which will be tailored based on your intended travel destinations.
This course is designed for those adults who seek to learn communicative skills in Korean and a basic understanding of the cultures and customs of Korea. For more information, please contact Hangeul Korea at KoreanSaturdaySchool@gmail.com.
This course is designed for those adults who seek to learn communicative skills in Korean and a basic understanding of the cultures and customs of Korea. For more information, please contact Hangeul Korea at KoreanSaturdaySchool@gmail.com
Each class will have a different mix of cardio and strength formatting, with the variety ensuring enhanced fat burning and alleviating boredom. Piloxing will be included, as well extensive core training, flexibility, and stretching.
Yoga Tone is an energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing movements and music. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and physical and mental stamina in one session for the perfect balance of sweat and serenity.
Yoga Flow integrates poses, postures, breathing exercises and relaxation. This is a mindful and moving class. All levels welcome.
This course introduces yoga to adults of all ages. Yoga is a time-honored practice for improving the health and well-being of your body, mind and spirit. Through yogic breathing techniques, coupled with yoga awareness and guided meditation techniques, you will relieve tension and stress, increase flexibility, balance, coordination and strength, and experience deep relaxation.
Learn the most effective techniques to defend yourself against the most common attacks on women. You will learn how to physically turn your body into a weapon through striking, ground fighting, and self-defense techniques that allow you to go home safely.
In this course, you'll be exposed to in-depth lessons about all things related to Bourbon Whiskey. In each session, learn about various Bourbons and sample specialized tastings of select brands.
March 6-20, 2018, Wine Down Tastings and Tapas ( No seats currently available )
Would you like a new challenge? Learn the exciting game of Bridge! Bridge stimulates the mind and provides a chance to meet new people. You will learn suit and No Trump bidding, responses, play of the hand, defense and more. Whether you know a little about the game or are a total beginner, this class is for you. Taught by an experienced duplicate bridge player and teacher.
Sharpen your Bridge skills and learn new concepts in bidding, declarer play and defense to improve your game. You'll gain important tools for better suit and no-trump bidding, competitive bidding, use of takeout doubles, preemptive bids, Two-Club openers, cue bids, and more. The class will also focus on specific ways to improve your play of the hand and defense.
Join us for a day trip to Chicago! Artistic Director Barbara Gaines re-examines Shakespeare's notorious "battle of the sexes." Framed with additional text by Ron West, longtime performer and writer at Second City, this new interpretation features an all-woman cast to explore one of the Bard's most delightfully controversial comedies. Shakespeare's men are seen through the eyes of women, as sexual politics and power, human rights, and true love are debated with wit and style.
Is your home a source of frustration instead of peace and calm? Are the piles of stuff overwhelming you and you get sidetracked every time you try to get organized? Do you waste a lot of time looking for things? Certified Professional Organizer Emily Fitzgerald will teach you the basic process to organize any space in your home, from the closet to the kitchen and everything in between.
In Gentle Flow, you will be guided through postures in Vinyasa style, beginning with basic poses, but allowing for more challenging poses based on your practice level. This is a great class for students looking for a more gentle experience, those who are new to yoga or those who need a change of pace, yet still have the option to take it to the next level. This class is designed for beginning through intermediate students. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement.
Join us in learning how to safely preserve your fruits and vegetables for off-season enjoyment while helping reduce your winter grocery bill. Various methods of preserving will be discussed including, canning and freezing.
Children and Adult programs available. In the programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and word-attack skills, building fluency and comprehension, and becoming confident readers. Your child will be excited about books and reading and get off to a great start in the upcoming school year. In the programs for adolescents (6th grade and up), students improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction while doubling their reading speed. Students get better grades in school by learning the best way to read and study textbooks, take notes, and study for tests. The focus of the adult program (12th grade through adult) is to improve reading efficiency. To that end, eye-tracking exercises, retention techniques and systematic analytical approaches are taught. For more information and to register, call The Institute for Reading Development at 1-800-964-8888.
Prerequisite: Italian Language and Culture: Beginning I. This course will focus on the use of language by introducing new topics of grammar and by encouraging students to learn vocabulary and build sentences. In addition, cultural components will be discussed while practicing conversation and reading skills.
Learn fundamental techniques for maintaining beautiful gardens, as well as fun new skills. Do you know how, where, and why to make cuts; pinch, head back, and shear? How do you train a young tree? What can you do to keep your trees, shrubs, and perennials healthy and beautiful?
Come join plant and garden enthusiasts in exploring the benefits of native plants and how they impact our environment and those with whom we share this space. Learn how the garden selection you make today can impact the future of our environment tomorrow. Focus will be placed on the lifecycles and requirements of our native species.
Attend this comprehensive class on olive oil by The Olive Twist, retail olive oil store owner, Lori Berndt. The focus of this class is to educate consumers and food lovers on the nuances of quality olive oil. Learn about the different kinds of olive oils and how to select healthy and flavorful extra virgin olive oils for you and your family.
Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer.
Beginning and advanced writers will learn how to clarify plot, character, and dialogue principles used in all genres. Four intensive sessions will allow students the option of writing a two to three-page short story to share at the end of the course.
Learn how you can travel for FREE! National speaker, Gina Henry will show you how to afford your travel dreams. Learn how to get free airline tickets, hotel stays, cruises, tours, car rentals, vacation meals, & more all over the world. If you are near retirement, retired, re-tooling, changing careers or someone who likes the idea of making additional income to support their travel dreams, while keeping their retirement money in the bank, this class is for you.
When you wake in the morning, the mind is alert and uncluttered. A morning practice sets you up for a happy, healthy and peaceful day. Class begins with gentle stretching as we build the energy with flowing movement into an invigorating practice. This beginner to intermediate class is designed to build strength, balance and flexibility. Wake the body, settle the mind, find the breath and begin your day with some yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement.
In this class, we will be looking at store bought salad dressings made with chemicals and artificial ingredients and comparing them to simple flavorful homemade dressings. Taste the difference & educate yourself on how to make a better dressing from chemical free ingredients, including quality extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic.
Planning a trip to a Spanish speaking location? This class will familiarize you with vocabulary you will need while traveling. Practical conversation skills including directions, maps, greetings, culture (what not to do), numbers, money and more will be covered.
For adults, college students, and high school seniors. In just two weekends, increase your effectiveness as a reader. You will be able to read two to three times faster-depending on the complexity of the reading material. Get more out of what you read, and find it more enjoyable and personally rewarding.
Today's 'Young Professional' has plenty of unique financial issues to address that may seem overwhelming. This workshop will provide actionable tools on topics like automating cash flow, student loan strategies, and will cover financial basics like saving and investing.
From the vineyard to your glass, this class delivers a complete introduction to wine. Discussions include tasting techniques, wine making practices, varietals, and regions. Each class includes wine tastings and chef selected food samples as you learn to look beyond the label when choosing your next wine.
February 28, 2018 to March 14, 2018, Wine Down Tastings and Tapas ( No seats currently available )
Gain an understanding and appreciation for all things "Old World" as we take a closer look at the wines and regions from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Portugal.
April 4-18, 2018, Wine Down Tastings and Tapas ( No seats currently available )
Planning for a retirement transition doesn't have to be intimidating or daunting. After completing this course, you should have a higher level of comfort with all the key areas of retirement planning.