Upcoming Courses
Courses

Learn how to navigate the home downsizing process as we cover 8 simple steps from deciding when to downsize all the way through the move and estate sale. Gain organizational strategies and tips on reducing stress during this major life transition.

Instructor:
Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer

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.

Learn basic car maintenance essentials that will keep your car on the road and out of the shop. In this class, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to perform routine, light automotive maintenance. This hands-on class is designed for women who want to be empowered to do the services for themselves. Learn how to change your oil, air filter, wiper blades, battery, spark plugs and brakes.You will even learn to change a tire without breaking a nail, while wearing high heels!.

Instructor:
Lori Schmitt, Certified Master Technician/Mechanic



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. 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.

Learn the basic principles of landscape design applied at a residential scale. Topics include: basic design principles, the development of design objectives, conceptual design and planting design including Xeriscaping and Edible Landscaping.

Instructor:
Kurt Huiras, Professional Landscaper.

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: 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.

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



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. 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.

Perching birds, waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds- they're all around us! This class will help you understand how to identify birds commonly seen in your backyard and at local parks. We'll meet two Wednesday evenings at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex and the following Saturday mornings at Chisholm Creek Park. If you have them, bring binoculars.

Instructor:
Cheryl Miller, Vice President, Kansas Ornithological Society

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.

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.

Instructor:
Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer

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: 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.

This course contains no sessions

Do you struggle with a disorganized and cluttered space, and/or keeping your everyday life organized? Join Professional Organizer, Kristen Townsend, as she discusses the psychology behind clutter and the simple steps you can take to start reducing clutter and creating a more tranquil space. You will leave this class with resources, impactful home organizational tips, and a personalized plan to create more space in your home and in your life!

Instructor:
Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer

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.

Are you intimidated by your car? Do you dread taking it in for service? In this class, you will learn seasonal car maintenance basics and leave empowered with confidence and knowledge about your car. In addition, you will learn abouttires, brakes, batteries, wiper blades and the trick to changing a tire. You also will learn what you need to know when getting your car serviced.

Instructor:
Lori Schmitt, Certified Master Technician/Mechanic



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. 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.

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. Weeks 1 and 2: You will work with fresh flowers to create beautiful vase and centerpiece arrangements.Weeks 3 and 4: You will be working with silks to construct a fall swag and a winter/Christmas wreath. You will select and purchase silk flowers in your choice of colors, as well as ribbon, Christmas bulbs and any other fun elements that you want to incorporate into your designs. A supply list will be provided for eachweek.

Instructor:
Tisha Tucker, Perfect Petals

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.

If you are interested in sewing but not sure where to start, this is the class for you! Taught by an expert sewing instructor, you will learn how to operate and troubleshoot a sewing machine, purchase fabric, and cut and sew your own items. In class projects include constructing a pillowcase and backpack. This class is designed for the absolute beginner or the reluctant sewer with basic sewing skills.

Instructor:
Bev Seyfert, The Sewing Center

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: 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.

This course contains no sessions

Have you ever wanted to have fresh eggs daily? If so, you've probably thought about raising chickens in your backyard. The question is how do you get started? This class will cover the basics of raising backyard chickens. Topics include: city regulations, breeds, food, shelter and most important maintaining a happy, healthy brood of chickens.

Instructor:
James Brewster, Local Backyard Chicken Enthusiast

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 is a hands-on class where you will make samples or garments as part of the learning experience. Topics to be covered include: fabrics, patterns, gettingstarted, basic techniques, finishing touches, and machines.

Instructor:
Bev Seyfert, The Sewing Center

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.

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. Weeks 1 and 2: You will work with fresh flowers to create beautiful vase and centerpiece arrangements. Weeks 3 and 4: You will be working with silks to construct a decorative floral swag and a spring/summer wreath. You will select and purchase silk flowers in your choice of colors, as well as ribbon, and other fun elements that you want to incorporate into your designs. A supply list will be provided for each week.

Instructor:
Tisha Tucker, Perfect Petals

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.

Do you have closets or drawers full of t-shirts commemorating special events in your life or the lives of your spouse and children? Can't bear to part with those reminders of fabulous vacations and important milestones in the lives of your loved ones? If so, consider preserving those memories as a T-shirt quilt. In this course you will learn to make a one of a kind quilt that will be treasured for years to come. This is a hands-on technique class where you'll learn about t-shirt prep, layout options, construction methods and quilting options. You will also have time in class to practice piecing your quilt together.

Instructor:
Bev Seyfert, The Sewing Center

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: 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.

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It's an activity hub that handles everything from cooking to homework to visiting with family and friends. Learn how to declutter, organize, and maintain this space to save time and frustration every single day!

Instructor:
Kristen Townsend, Professional Organizer

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.