WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES 

Check out our selection of Community Education courses. These classes are open to everyone in the community, and they do not count for college credit. 

If you have questions about a course or trouble registering please call our office at 316-978-3731.

Location Key: 

HMC • Hughes Metropolitan Complex • 5015 E. 29th St. North, Wichita, KS 67220
RCR •  Reverie Coffee Roasters • 2206 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67214
WEST • WSU West Campus • 3801 N. Walker Ave, Maize, KS 67101
MCA • Maize Career Academy • 11700 W 45th St N, Maize, KS 67101
NICT • Nourish ICT • 2516 E Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67214
 

Class Cancellation Policy: We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Trip Cancellation Policy: A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.

COVID NOTICE: COVID-19 is a complex, challenging, and fluid situation which continues to evolve rapidly. All information on these pages is subject to change as deemed necessary by University leadership in accordance with guidance and recommendations issued by federal, state, and local public health and government officials.

Upcoming Courses

Courses

This course is designed for photographers with a basic to intermediate level photography skills. Students will learn to shoot and then creatively finalize images. Topics to be covered include, camera functions, basic color correcting, cropping, retouching, and finalizing images using some advanced techniques with layering. Students will have the opportunity to shoot on location and apply techniques learned in class to create amazing and one-of-a-kind works of art. 

Instructor:
Brian Duram, Duram Photography

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for Adobe Photoshop: A Practical Approach to Shooting, Editing, and Finalizing Photos on March 21, 2023 to April 25, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beekeeping is a satisfying hobby that has many potential outcomes. Class study will provide the opportunity to become acquainted with the structure of a bee hive. To become a successful beekeeper, one must know the essential tools of operation and understand the correct terminology that applies to the hive structure, the bees and the beekeeper himself. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of the honeybee to our lifestyles and survival as well as gain an appreciation of this insect's work ethic and team work used for their colony to survive

Instructor:
Jim & Sharon Rowan, Rowan's Honey Shop


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Are you ready to play bridge? We will have you playing this fascinating and captivating card game right away. Novice players will be introduced to the basic mechanics of how to bid and play bridge in guidance with the American Contract Bridge League rules. These guidelines will allow students to play socially or in duplicate bridge games. Cost includes textbook.

Instructor:
We all know we need one, so why do we delay preparing our will? I'm too busy! I don't have time! It's too expensive! I don't know what I want or what to do! I don't know or like lawyers! What's your excuse? Here's your chance to learn about wills, probate, living trusts, powers of attorney, taxation, and living will declarations. This course will prepare you to leave a clear, organized, and orderly transfer of assets to your family, friends or charity. Come for information, entertainment, and discussion. Your instructor has 40 years of experience helping clients plan their estates.

Instructor:
Jeffrey Willis, JD, Attorney at Law
Learn to create unique, personalized, one-of-a-kind floral arrangements that will add color and pizazz to your home décor. Each week you will make one new arrangement using a variety of fresh and silk materials. Week 1: you will create beautiful vase arrangements. Week 2: you will create container arrangements with floral foam. Week 3: you will work with silk flowers. Week 4: you will use silk or fresh flowers to create a wreath or swag.  A supply list will be provided each week. 

Instructor:
Tisha Tucker, Perfect Petals


Click HERE to register for Floral Arranging on March 7-28, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Fly Fishing Casting is a course to learn more about the art of casting a fly rod. This course will cover the basic casts needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course will include the skills and casting principles needed to become proficient with the overhead and roll casts. Students will receive hands on instruction on these casts. The course will provide the equipment you will need.

Instructor:
Ryan Allred, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club


Click HERE to register for Fly Fishing: Casting on February 13, 2023 to March 27, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
The Basics fly fishing course is for the beginner, as well as the intermediate, interested in learning more about fly fishing. This is a lecture based course that will cover all aspects of the sport, from the history to the equipment needed to get started in the sport. Students will receive information about how to buy their first fly rod and reel. Participants will also get hands on training on how to tie knots used while on the water as well as how to rig a fly rod for fishing different types of flies. Other topics covered during this course will include: gear, fly lines, entomology, reading water, conservation and etiquette. Focus is more around trout fishing, but will also cover some warm water. All equipment will be provided.

Instructor:
Ryan Allred, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club


Click HERE to register for Fly Fishing: The Basics on February 14, 2023 to April 3, 2023
The introduction to fly tying course is for the people interested in learning to tie their own flies. This course will go over the tools and materials used. It will cover the basic tying technique needed to get started and become proficient in tying. Topics covered during this course will include both wet and dry flies for both warm and cold water fish. The course will provide fly tying vices and tools for those that need tying equipment. The course will provide all the materials you will need.

Instructor:
Ryan Allred, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club


Click HERE to register for Fly Tying Introduction on February 16, 2023 to March 30, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
This 12-week course will teach "survival" French for travelers in French speaking countries. Students will learn handy phrases to use when greeting people, ordering a meal, shopping, or asking directions. They will also learn about French culture. No prior knowledge of French necessary. A textbook will be provided for this course.

Instructor:
Sirana Jamkartanian, French Instructor, Wichita State University


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
This 12-week course will teach "survival" German for travelers in German speaking countries. Students will learn handy phrases to use when greeting people, ordering a meal, shopping, or asking directions. They will also learn about German culture. No prior knowledge of German necessary. A textbook will be provided for this course.

Instructor:
Refika Sarionder, German Instructor, Wichita State University


Click HERE to register for German for Travelers on March 1, 2023 to May 17, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
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 research and prepare fundable proposals. 

Instructor:
Robert Hull, Co-founder & past president of the Kansas Professional Grant Association


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time?  In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won't have to take private lessons to do it.  This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all.   And since the class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.   A recording of the class is included as well.  Class limited to 15 students.  For ages 13+.  

Topics Include:
How chords work in a song
How to form the three main types of chords
How to tune your guitar
Basic strumming patterns
How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid)
How to play along with simple tunes

Instructor:
Craig Coffman, Chords are Key, President - Seminar Instructor

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Online - Zoom
In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment.  Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all.  And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.    A recording of the class is included as well.   The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. 

Topics include:
How chords work in a song
How to form the three main types of chords
How to handle different keys and time signatures
How to avoid "counting"
How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords

Instructor:
Craig Coffman, Chords are Key, President - Seminar Instructor



Click HERE to register for Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People on Monday, March 27, 2023, Online - Zoom
Do you have a passion for voiceovers? Want to earn income using your talents from the comfort of your home? Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the growing remote voiceover industry! Discover the current trends in the industry and how easy and affordable it can be to learn, set up and work from home. You'll learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you'll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You'll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later in a follow up call. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. 

Upon registration, you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.

Instructor:
Instructor for each student will vary depending on student's availability


Click HERE to register for Intro to Voiceovers: Getting Started in Voice Acting on February 2, 2023 to May 21, 2023, Online - Zoom
Learn the basic functionality of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook in this overview course. You will learn how to create, edit and format documents using Microsoft Word. You will apply your knowledge in class as you work with tables, document styles and layout pages. You will also learn how to utilize Microsoft Excel at home and at work. In this session, you will learn how to enter, navigate, modify, move, copy, format and print data. You will then use this new knowledge to create images, charts and diagrams. You will learn how to create and edit slides, use drawing tools, clip art, charts and graphs, while adding transitions, animation and sound using Microsoft PowerPoint. The class will conclude with a presentation on Microsoft Outlook. In this session, you will learn how to set up and manage email, calendars and contacts in Outlook. Cost includes text.

Instructors:
Jeremy Webster, Media Resources Center, Wichita State University

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to register for Intro to Office 360 on March 15, 2023 to April 19, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Single Malt Scotch is one of the fastest growing drinks in the global spirits industry. This isn't your grandfather's drink-Scotch is a spirit for adults of all ages, backgrounds and tastes! Whether you are new to the world of whisky or a seasoned enthusiast, this class will be an exciting exploration of Scotland's national drink. This two-week class includes a brief history of Scotch whisky, an exploration of the whisky regions of Scotland and an overview of the Scotch production process. You'll learn how to taste Scotch and will sample five different Single Malt Scotches from various whisky regions. Six lucky winners will go home with a Glencairn glass-the official tasting glass for Scotch! This class is perfect as a solo event or a date night with your significant other!

You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll. 

Instructor:
This 12-week course will teach "survival" Italian for travelers in Italian speaking countries. Students will learn handy phrases to use when greeting people, ordering a meal, shopping, or asking directions. They will also learn about Italian culture. No prior knowledge of Italian necessary. A textbook will be provided for this course.

Instructor:
Gina Austin, Instructor of Italian


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Learn the basic functions of your camera, the reasons for using different settings and how to compose for the best images. For those with a point and shoot, bridge or DSLR camera. Please bring your camera to every class. You will also need a pen and notebook or voice recorder.

Whether you have been using your pressure cooker for years or you're feeling overwhelmed by all the buttons, this class is for you. Together with other pressure cooking newbies, we will tame your instant pot/multi-cooker so that you can dazzle your family and friends with home-cooked meals made in a fraction of the time! Please come to class with your electric pressure cooker and an appetite to learn and eat! Ingredients will be provided.


Instructor: Trisha Thomas, Cooking Instructor

In the musical Hamilton, there is a song called "Who Tells Your Story?" - but think about it - who does tell your story? After a lifetime spend chasing a career, raising a family, watching grandkids - what's left when you are gone? Who will know about you? Or your parents? Grandparents? Who tells your story? Beccy Tanner, former Wichita Eagle writer offers a three-week Zoom class offering insights on how to tell your story and what questions to ask. She encourages people to do video interviews of themselves and family members. Explore what's available through technology and how that can help in telling your story. 

Instructor:
Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University


Click HERE to register for Who Tells Your Story? on March 15-29, 2023, Online - Zoom
The three most noted artists of American Regionalism will be the focus of this class-Thomas Hart Benton from Missouri, John Steuart Curry from Kansas and Grant Wood from Iowa. How did these artists, with their anti-modernist tendencies, take on European abstract art and form a significant, if not major, American art movement? We'll examine their major works and the influences of their home states and region, an area that most in the class call home.

We start our day at Powell Gardens, aka, the Kansas City Botanical Gardens. Established in 1988, Powell Gardens has more than 175 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows and is home to a large collection of plants located in eight themed display gardens. Summer will be in full bloom, and you will experience a variety of bold summer color along the winding brick paths. Our next stop is the National WWI Museum and Memorial. The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. Lunch will be on your own at Over There Cafe. Guests dine surrounded by World War I-themed décor featuring the flags of the Allied and Central Powers and a poppy field mural. Our final stop will be the Arabia Steamboat Museum located in the historic City-Market district of Kansas City. When the mighty Steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City on September 5, 1856, she carried 200 tons of mystery cargo. Lost for 132 years, its recovery in 1988 revealed a treasure trove of well-preserved artifacts that will captivate and amaze you. To finish off our day in true Kansas City fashion, we will have dinner at Jack Stack BBQ. Today, Jack Stack Barbecue is in its 4th generation of Fiorella family ownership and has evolved into the largest wood-fired cookery in the US.

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University 



Click HERE to register for Boats, Blooms and BBQ! on Saturday, June 10, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
From browsing on Zillow to watching a movie with your family in your new home, explore the process of becoming a homeowner in the 2023 Wichita market. We will take a deep dive into understanding the steps to making the move of your dreams. Two classes offered.


First Time Home Buying
Tuesday, Feb 28 | 6-8pm 
First time home buying? We will cover topics including finding the right home, getting to know the lending process, calculating your monthly payment, inspections and easily getting to the closing table. 

Current Homeowners Buying and Selling
Saturday, March 11 | 9-11am
Not a first-time buyer or already own your home? This will be the perfect session for you to attend. Getting a valuation of your home, staging, the timing of selling and buying at the same time and taking the headache out of moving will all be hot topics in this class.


Come join the fun and learn how to make three amazing cocktails from scratch!In 
this class, participants will get hands-on experience making cocktails while learning the fundamentals and history of making a good cocktail. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.
Instructor: Pat Pelkowski, Owner Shaken or Stirred.  The cost of the the class is $79 per person or $119 for 2.  Please call 316-978-6492 to register for the 2 for $119 price. 


Click HERE to be registered for Cocktail Hour with Shaken or Stirred on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Container gardening is a fantastic way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you have a small gardening area or only have access to a patio, balcony, driveway or rooftop, join our class! It's almost like "growing your own salad!" We will go over types of pots, soils, plants, seeds, watering, fertilizer and harvesting. We will also learn about warm and cool season plants and seeds.

Instructor:
 Charolett Knapic, Owner, Echo Landscapes
This class focuses on oral English building upon basics of the English language through practice.   Scenarios addressed will be:   grocery shopping, addressing bills received, asking for directions, giving information about oneself,  participating in daily conversations with peers, scenarios involving the need for medical attention, etc.  Curso de conversación en inglés,   temas vistos serán el ir de compras al supermercado, como consultar o pagar un recibo, pedir direcciones, dar información acerca de uno mismo con personas, senarios médicos,  entre otros. 

Instructor:
Rebecca Serrano, Wichita State University

COURTEOUS & COOL - MANNERS & ETIQUETTE WORKSHOPS 
We aren't born with good manners, so how are we supposed to start to instill good manners? These workshops offer boys and girls an opportunity to learn the social skills that will help them become confident and self-assured young adults. That's where courteous and cool training begins. During this workshop, kids will learn the importance of handshakes, introductions, making eye contact and other simple courtesies that go along with making friends and stepping out into the world. Topics include making new friends, patience, restaurant behavior, manners and cleaning up after yourself. This class also includes a light lunch, where they will put their table manners into motion. Kids will have fun while playing games that will reinforce their manners at home.

Instructor: Rebecca Serrano, Wichita State University




Click HERE to register for Courteous & Cool: Manners & Etiquette Workshop Ages 5-8 on Saturday, February 25, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
COURTEOUS & COOL - MANNERS & ETIQUETTE WORKSHOPS 
We aren't born with good manners, so how are we supposed to start to instill good manners? These workshops offer boys and girls an opportunity to learn the social skills that will help them become confident and self-assured young adults. That's where courteous and cool training begins. 

Manners and Etiquette - Ages 7-12 Saturday, Feb 18 | 9a-12:30p 
It's never too late to have good manners and etiquette. Topics covered in this fun, interactive workshop include proper table manners, which utensil to use during a meal, the art of polite conversation, how to politely decline a food, how to pass dishes around a table and how to clean up after oneself. This class also includes a light lunch, where they will put their new skills to the test. 

Instructor: Rebeca Serrano, Wichita State University


Click HERE to register for Courteous & Cool: Manners & Etiquette Workshop Ages 7-12 on Saturday, February 18, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Writing a novel can seem like (and often is!) a daunting endeavor, yet writing a short story requires all the same fundamentals: a coherent point of view, well-developed characters, a plot that drives the action, and a setting that accentuates it all. This course will offer an introduction to the basic building blocks of the short narrative. We will closely read some classics of the form, both old and recent, while we develop an understanding of specific craft elements with prompts and exercises. As the course continues, we will learn how to offer and receive constructive critiques and thoughtful feedback on a full-length story draft. By the end of the course, students will have a story draft in hand, many ideas for future stories, and a toolkit of craft techniques for a variety of writing projects. This class will be held online, via zoom. 

Instructor:
Laurie Dove, Author, Editor and Writing Coach

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Verb To Be + Introductions + Yes/No Questions + Asking for help / Information, etc. Innovative methodology, that focuses on maximizing the learner's conversational practice while in class,.Learn with experienced ESL professor step by step : Inglés para principiantes con instructor con experiencia en la enseñanza de inglés como segunda lengua. You will learn and be able to make simple sentences in your first class. Aprenderá en la primera clase hacer oraciones sencillas


Click HERE to register for English I for Beginners on March 27, 2023 to April 18, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Reconnect with your inner child through the art of mindful coloring! Join us as we experience the positive effects that mindful coloring has on your minds and in our hearts atthe fun event! Perfect for the entire family and pack with creativity, colorful-ness, and Fun. 
The objective is to help participants unplug in a fun creative way, help them engage with their friend/family around them and educate them about how beneficial mindful coloring can be for their lives. 
Participants are encouraged to observe and discuss the artwork provided and then select one of the coloring pieces that speaks to them.  With the coloring materials provided, students will then begin to transform their coloring sheets into masterpieces using their own creativity.  
Coloring books will be available for purchase during the event.
Materials are provided; however, we encourage participants to bring their own materials to maximize their creativity.

Join our weekly conversations as we engage in an exciting and intellectually stimulating discussion of challenging current global issues and their implications for America today and in the future. Lectures, readings and expert commentators provided in video programs developed by the Foreign Policy Association, will provide context for our lively discussions. Topics will include, among others, energy geopolitics, war crimes especially related to the Ukraine war, China and the U.S., economic warfare, politics in Latin America, global famine, Iran at the crossroads, and climate migration.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Explore two of Wichita's best known neighborhoods:  College Hill and Crown Heights. We will explore stunning architecture from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, Wichita's earliest shopping center of Lincoln Heights Village and the story of suburban development back when this was the east edge of town. From cottages to upscale shopping venues and from Wichita movie theater history to quirky street names, this tour has something for everyone. Lunch is provided.

The Budget Book is a simple workshop that helps students figure out where their money is going - pinpoint where it should go and how to redirect their funds, so it benefits them in the future.  Participants will be encouraged to take a serious look at their finances - and might be blown away at how much of their money is not being utilized to its highest potential.  The class will begin a real discussion about how students truly feel about budgeting. We will then look at their own finances by using monthly budgeting tools from 'The Budget Book' by Sontia LM.  Doing this activity will help participants look at their finances from a different perspective and be encouraged to find more freedom in their finances from knowing exactly where every penny is going.

Instructor:
Sontia Mason, Owner, Write Vibez Publishing
John Mendoza's Mexican foods cooking class! Learn how to cook Spanish rice, refried beans, and fresh salsa, all served with a fantastic entrée! Very tasty recipes and simple to learn! We eat what we cook, and we cook a lot!!! Each class is a different dish. Pick one or all.


Instructor:
John Mendoza - Mexican Food Instructor

COURTEOUS & COOL - MANNERS & ETIQUETTE WORKSHOPS We aren't born with good manners, so how are we supposed to start to instill good manners? These workshops offer boys and girls an opportunity to learn the social skills that will help them become confident and self-assured young adults. That's where courteous and cool training begins. This workshop is a great way to give your preteens the skills they need to succeed in the world today! Through fun interactive games and role-playing, kids will learn amongst their peers the importance of good behavior at home, school and in public, confident body language, proper handshakes, and much more. Topics include self-hygiene, helping with chores around the home, keeping their rooms tidy, communicating needs/wants in a proper manner, the art of please and thank you and dining in and out.


Click HERE to register for Navigating Pre Teen Years: Ages 7-12 on Saturday, March 4, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Northeastern Oklahoma is our destination! We begin our day in Catoosa, OK, with a stop at the big blue whale, located on the iconic Route 66. Built in the early 1970s, the Blue Whale and its pond became a favored swimming hole for both locals and travelers alike. It's then on to Claremore for a guided tour of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Will Rogers, Oklahoma's favorite son, called Claremore home. The museum hosts 12 galleries of artifacts and memorabilia, depicting his life as a Trick Roper, Vaudeville & Ziegfeld Follies performer, movie star, radio commentator, Syndicated Newspaper Columnist, Humorist and proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Lunch is on your own at Main St. Tavern, a local favorite. After lunch, we will stop at the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum, which is home to over 12,000 firearms and thousands of non-firearm artifacts. We will also visit the Claremore Museum of History, which showcases Claremore's unique history, from radium baths to playwright, Lynn Riggs. Enjoy artifacts from the musical Oklahoma! including the original "surrey with the fringe on top".  It's then back to Route 66 with a stop in Foyil, OK, to see Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park, a monument to the American Indian. Before heading home, we will end the day with dinner at The Hammett House, a local Claremore favorite.

Facilitator:

Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University



Click HERE to register for OOOOOklahoma, Where The Wind Comes Sweeping Down The Plains on Saturday, April 15, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Most of us don't want to think about growing old or passing away - but at some point, it happens to us all!  This class will walk through 2 of the most important areas you must have organized correctly:  Legal documents and Medical Expense Planning.   You have 3 risks that can derail retirement and inheritance plans (taxes, medical expenses, inflation).  This seminar will talk about how to prepare and put in place the types of documents and types of insurance coverage that will allow you minimize and avoid the worst of those risks.  Many of the most useful strategies, of course, require advance planning of 5 years or more.  So, it is never too early to 'get your ducks in a row' on these important items.

This 12-week course will teach "survival" language for travelers. Students will learn handy phrases to use when greeting people, ordering a meal, shopping, or asking directions? They will also learn about culture. No prior knowledge of language is necessary. 

Instructor:
Mary Williams, Spanish Instructor

Text is included in the fee.



This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Experience peace and relaxation as you learn the art of T'ai Chi! T'ai Chi is a purposeful and flowing, slow-motion choreography based on martial arts movement T'ai Chi Ch'uan. This practice integrates mind and body while teaching balance, grace and flexibility. Preformed 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.

Instructor:
David Larsen, Certified Instructor



Click HERE to register for T'ai Chi on February 11, 2023 to March 4, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
WSU wine educator and sommelier, Guy Bower, will present a casual overview of the mechanics of taste, how to recognize and describe varietal characteristics and to howto identify personal likes and dislikes. Learn about grapevines and the vineyard year as well as the basics of fermentation and wine production. You'll have the opportunity to taste an array of wines from different regions and understand winemaker techniques that impact wine enjoyment. 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.

Instructor:
Guy Bower, Level-1 Sommelier, Host f the Good Life radio program on KNSS, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Carrie Rengers became known as Sue Chef when her husband, former Wichita Eagle food editor Joe Stumpe, used to write about her in his food columns. She's called Sue for her second-class status as sous chef when they cook, and she sarcastically calls Joe the Food God. He's now editor of the Active Age and teaches culinary classes at Mark Arts. Carrie is a columnist for the Wichita Eagle, where she's broken a lot of business news and has written on numerous other topics, including everything from serious subjects, such as COVID-19, to fun stories, such as what it's like to raise backyard chickens.

Carrie and Joe are going to share several easy recipes for Asian dishes, including Vietnamese spring rolls, pad Thai, coriander chicken and the famous Vietnamese nuoc cham dipping sauce.

Join us for a day of tastings and tours. Our first stop is the award-winning Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery, a family-owned artisanal winery located near Paola, KS. Sommerset has over 9,000 grapevines and produces over 5,000 cases of hand-crafted premium wines annually. After our private tour of the winery and vineyard, we will partake in a Comprehensive Tasting 
(more than a regular tasting). Lunch will be provided along with live music for your enjoyment. No trip to the Paola area is complete without a tour and tasting at the Louisburg Cider Mill and Country Store. Started as a roadside stand nearly 50 years ago, it has grown into a thriving brand and institution. Two of its most recognized products, Louisburg pure old-fashioned apple cider and Lost Trail Soda, can be found at major retailers and small local markets. The Cider Mill has also become a regional destination that offers customers a unique opportunity not only to taste great apple cider and apple cider donuts, but to see where and how those products are made. We will finish the day in Whitewater, KS, at the Grace Hill Winery, a local Wichita favorite. We will have a private tasting of 7 of the Grace Hill "greatest hits" in their beautiful event center. After our tasting, we will tour the vineyard, winery, and cellar to see the journey from vine to wine. Snacks are available for a small fee. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll. 

Facilitator: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University



Click HERE to register for Wine, Cider and More Wine - A Local Kansas Tasting! on Saturday, May 20, 2023, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Do you now that fighting like a girl is a really GOOD THING? Do you know what to do if you are knocked to the ground? Grabbed by a wrist? Grabbed from behind? Think you are being followed? Relax and take a deep breath, Fearless and Female is here! Dress comfortable and experience a morning filled with fun, laughter and self-defense skills that will help you.... BECOME YOUR OWN BEST PROTECTOR!

The rate is $39 a person or $59 for a pair of two. For the $59 price please call 316-978-6493 to get registered.

Disclaimer: This course does NOT guarantee the person under attack will be able to perform any of the techniques taught successfully on a real scenario situation without a chance of being injured.

Instructor:
Cindy Coughenour, Founder, Fearless and Female 



Click HERE to register for Women's Self Defense on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, WSU Haysville