Personal Enrichment

AGRICULTURE

Ag Careers

This agricultural seminar focuses on career opportunities in agriculture and the education needed to secure those opportunities. It will explain how agriculture has changed and that technology and the global economy have created an even greater need for agricultural education. Where and how to secure this education will be discussed along with practical ideas for income enhancement strategies.

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Farming Different Soil Types

This agricultural seminar is for those who want to know more about soil fertility and how to improve their current soil conditions. Tillage tools for different soils along with different crop rotations will be discussed as to increasing yields. The importance of drainage will be highlighted and how to improve yields through understanding how your drainage works. Technology will be addressed, through GPS, as an accurate way to soil test and show areas in need for drainage.

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Farming the Internet

Participants will learn how to utilize websites pertaining to agriculture production and rural lifestyles. Classroom assignments will leverage resources in the public sector, as well as the private sector.

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Farming the Wind

Farming the Wind is a seminar that investigates Wind Power as a viable source of clean, renewable energy for individuals and communities. The seminar is divided into two parts: "small wind" or residential wind power which consists of small towers and turbines designed as a power source for small businesses, farms, or individual residences, and "Big Wind" which is the large-scale production of power for entire communities.

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Farmland Real Estate Trends

This Ag seminar describes farm management and various real estate services associated with farm management. This seminar appeals to not only the farmer but the farmland investor. It takes a historical perspective discussing the relationship between farmland values, commodity prices, and the global economy. Several current case studies are analyzed. Why people buy farmland is discussed. The changes in commodity prices and farmland values to land-lease agreements are highlighted, as well as various land-lease agreements. In particular, the cash-flex lease model is explained.

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Getting Started in Farming

This is an introductory seminar for those wishing to know how to get started in an agricultural business endeavor. Since the greatest increase in farms today are those that are 10 acres or smaller, this seminar is geared to anyone who would like to know more about the federal agency, Farm Service Agency, and how it helps those who would like to get started in farming. Financing agriculture after the business is once established is also covered by discussing the role of banks and FSA, plus all the necessary paperwork needed to maintain the business. The role of the business plan is discussed as an essential element in establishing the feasibility of the business.

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Grain Marketing

This agricultural seminar focuses on grain marketing, an essential part of grain farming. It defines risk management and ways to minimize risk through strategies and grain marketing tools. Price outlook is examined versus price prediction. How to develop a grain marketing plan is highlighted along with how to select appropriate marketing tools for the execution for your grain marketing plan.

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Homesteading 101- Living and Farming on a Few Acres

This course provides an overview of sustaining livestock, poultry and small animals, gardening, land and soil management, business planning, marketing and enterprise stacking. Participants will be guided through these topics and examine potential pitfalls and opportunities in sustainable agriculture for the modern homesteader.

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Homesteading: Poultry Production on the Small Farm

This 4-week class on poultry production for the small farming operation is a continuation of Homesteading 101: A Primer for Living off the Land. In it you'll learn about the different breeds, varieties, and classes of poultry, plus housing and feeding, disease and predator control, and egg production and related practices. The course will cover a wide variety of fowl, from chickens and ducks to geese, peafowls, guineas, quail, pigeons, and doves.

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Homesteading: Sheep and Goat Production on the Small Farm

This 4-week class on sheep and goat production for the small farming operation is a continuation of Homesteading 101: A Primer for Living off the Land. In it you'll learn about the different breeds of dairy, meat, and fiber-producing animals; housing, disease and predator control; pasture management; and feeds and feeding. The class will also address the business-related side of farming, examining marketing, basic management, record-keeping, and legislative issues.

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Living and Farming on a Few Acres

This course provides an overview of sustaining livestock, poultry and small animals, gardening, land and soil management, business planning, marketing and enterprise stacking. Matt John, Ivy Tech Agriculture Program Chair, small farmer and author, will guide participants through these topics and examine potential pitfalls and opportunities in sustainable agriculture for the modern homesteader.

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Safety on the Farm

This agricultural seminar focuses on safety on the farm, The farm is one of the most dangerous work areas in rural America. Common causes of accidents will be discussed and ways of preventing these accidents. Keeping children safe on the farm will be highlighted. The goal of the seminar is to raise awareness to make the farm a safe place to work and live.

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Selling Food at Farmer's Markets

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the rules and regulations governing the sale of food at Farmer's Markets. Specific Indiana laws will be discussed and who enforces these laws. Safety in food preparation will be outlined, and the problems that result when care is not taken in preparation of food.

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Small Fruit

Blackberries, Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are examples of small fruit enterprises that can generate significant revenue on small acres. This workshop will outline basic production and marketing requirements for small fruit, targeting the small landowner. The workshop will identify planning required to enter into production and what marketing options exist for each small fruit.

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Sustainable Agriculture - Overview

What is sustainable agriculture? In this two-part series, you will learn ways to change your current practices to support this concept and begin practicing and supporting sustainable agriculture.

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Trucking Rules and Regulations on the Farm

This seminar reviews Indiana trucking laws for both commercial and farm operated vehicles. Presented by the Indiana State Police and the Indiana department of Transportation current rules are clarified and enforcement is discussed.

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Welding in Agriculture

This agricultural seminar focuses on the skill of welding as it pertains to agriculture. It highlights the Welding Institute of Ivy Tech Logansport as the source to learn how to weld successfully for repair of machinery and fabrication for agricultural needs. The seminar will explain welding certifications and viable welding careers that can supplement agricultural income while providing a needed service on the farm. The seminar will have live demonstrations from the welding lab of different types of welding.

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Why Should I Eat My Vegetables? Why Not??

Vegetables are powerhouses of nutrients and are good for us and taste good, too. Fresh summer vegetables are the best. They are fresh, flavorful, abundant, and contain nutrients for our good health. Learn methods of preparation to preserve the most nutrients, to keep the colors fresh, and to enjoy the most flavors.

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ARCHITECTURE

Field Site Experience

This course allows the student a practicum hands-on application of technique and method used in historic preservation projects. Student will spend time in the field restoring actual community related projects. Typical course time schedules are on a case-by-case basis and will include travel to and from project site. This course will meet for a total of 6 days.

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History of Building Materials and Technology

This course introduces the student to the history of American Architecture, historic building materials, their historical importance and proper techniques of investigation and maintenance. An overview may include materials and techniques used to construct buildings from Colonial times to present. The impact of new technology, materials, and codes will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to investigate a building and create a conditions assessment report. This course may require field trip(s).

This course meets for three hours a session for 12 weeks.

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Introduction to Historic Preservation

This course introduces the student to the history and theory of historic preservation in America. Coursework examines the historical aspects of the historic preservation field and explores the laws and public policies related to preserving the built environment. This course will give the students the opportunity to examine the "real world" of historic preservation through community related projects, research and survey. This course may require field trip(s). This course meets for three hours a session for 12 weeks.

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Introduction to Historic Preservation Level 1

This online distance education course introduces the student to the history and theory of historic preservation in America. Coursework examines the historical aspects of the historic preservation field and explores the laws and public policies related to preserving the built environment. Level 1 meets for 8 weeks.

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Introduction to Historic Preservation Level 2

This online distance education course continues discussion from the Level 1 course. Level 2 meets for 8 weeks

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Maintaining Your Historic Building

This course studies repair and maintenance methodologies with respect to historic buildings. Emphasis is placed on proper investigation techniques, developing maintenance plans, ways to mitigate further deterioration, and options for proper repair and/or restoration. This course meets for three hour sessions for 8 weeks.

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Survey and Documentation - Historic Preservation

This course studies the use of survey and documentation for the research of actual designated property sites. Documentation procedures will include various techniques of photography, measured drawings and computer applications. This course will be taught as a hybrid course, (class meetings vary between campus, online via Blackboard and on-site field work).

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ARTS

1960's Pop to Late 20th Century

From Andy Warhol's "Factory" to Jackson Pollack's drip paintings to Christos' fabric wrapped installations, students will look at the world of modern culture as seen through the eye of some of the most famous artists of the 20th century. Students will experience some experimentation in trying some of their techniques. A fun and light-hearted way to spend your summer.

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Art and Iron

You first take an intimate tour of the foundry facility at Cunningham Pattern and Engineering. In anticipation of the community open iron pour on Sep. 25, you watch a team of iron artists building molds for the iron pour with the assistance of foundry workers in a creative team partnership.

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Art and Literature

Learning techniques used by famous children's book authors/illustrators, students will create their own illustrations for books they will write. Author/illustrators such as Lois Ehlert (Cuckoo/CuCu, A Mexican Folktale, Fish Eyes, Eating the Alphabet, Snowballs) technique of cut paper and Erick Carle (The Hungry Caterpillar) mixed media tissue paper and watercolor are examples of artists students will explore. It is a great way to start something for your children or grandchildren.

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Art for Homeschoolers Grades 3-5

Homeschooled students are taught basic art skills for grades 3-5 to help students gain a foundation and understanding of art basics to build self-esteem, confidence and knowledge.

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Calligraphy

Calligraphy, the art of beautiful writing, offers everyone an opportunity to develop his or her creative potential. As the course instructor leads you through easy-to-follow lettering exercises, you'll learn how to create the four most popular styles of calligraphy lettering styles for many artistic and practical purposes. You'll also learn how to put your new knowledge to use for personal enrichment and for the enrichment of your family and friends. You will find 'calligraphy is made for sharing' to be the motto of this exciting art class. Discover how you can use your new skills as a lettering artist to help remember and celebrate life's experiences with calligraphic greetings and gifts. You'll be glad you did and so will others!

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Calligraphy Plus

Calligraphy Plus! is an art class for those of either none, some or much experience with calligraphy. Participants of any skill level will benefit from this calligraphy course, where the art of beautiful writing is put to use for gift giving. As the class instructor leads students through easy-to-follow lettering and design exercises, they will learn how to create calligraphic gifts for family members and friends. Students will also learn how to put different styles of lettering to use for personal enrichment - and for the enrichment of others. "Calligraphy is made for sharing" will be the motto of this exciting art class.

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Create Your Own Work of Art: An Altered Book

An unused book can become a work of art with embellishments, folded pages, a little glue, paint and imagination. An altered book can be a travelogue of treasured experiences, a wall hanging or coffee table piece, or a one-of-a-kind work of art and makes a lovely gift which captures special meaning for the recipient. Bring a book and we'll show you how to do the rest!

In Session I you will view a variety of completed books, start gathering ideas for your own books, and learn basic techniques. Session II will be an instructor-assisted work session. Bring your own unwanted hard-bound book, trinkets and treasures to incorporate into your finished piece.

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Distinctive Art in Distinctive Columbus's Churches

From tapestry to organ pipe sculpture, discover the role that art plays in four of Columbus's renowned churches. They include St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and National Historic Landmarks: First Christian Church, North Christian Church, and First Baptist Church. Instructor: John Lemley, tour guide, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center

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Enhance Your Museum or Gallery Visits

Don't know an original artwork from a multi-reproduction? Confused between terms such as watercolor, oil on canvas or canvas board, mixed media? Can't tell an etching from a serigraph? This class will explore some of the basic terminology and techniques used in the world of art. This course is certain to make your future trips to an art venue more enjoyable.

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Enjoying European Art Online

The art and architecture of Europe offers an overwhelming array of choices that is sure to exhaust even the most dedicated art lover. If you are planning a trip to Europe, or just want a better understanding of European art, this course will introduce you to the most important works of European art on a personal and familiar level. You'll learn where to find the works, how to get the most out of the viewing experience, and you'll receive a wealth of commentary and interesting historical information based on the instructor's deep love of art and culture and extensive travel experiences.

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Exploring Art

Learn, through hands-on practice, the basics about drawing, painting, and sculpture. Jump start your artistic experience, and learn techniques dating from the Renaissance through modern art. Supplies and lunch are provided.

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Mixed Media Art Project

Novice, want-to-be-artists and veterans will enjoy this fun and informative session. Try your hand at creating and completing a project in class for keeping or gift giving.

Mixed media is the blending of artistic techniques for any size from wall art down to trading card size. It gives you a chance to try techniques such as blending fabric, paper, stenciling, stitching, and more. Bring a friend and join the fun of playing and creating a work of art. All materials will be provided.

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Papermaking AFA

Think Green! This class will use recycled natural item to create paper and bind it together to make a journal. This class is both creative as well as environmentally friendly. Supply list will be available if required for the course.

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Pop-ups! Art on the Move

Students will learn how to create "pop-ups" and other marvelous, movable paper constructions in this intriguing craft art class. First used in the thirteenth century to teach astronomy, geography and medicine, it was not until the eighteenth century that "movable books" were designed for amusement. Today, creative products employing paper engineering are enjoyed worldwide. And in this class, from greeting cards to 3-D sculpture, students will enjoy learning how to make uncommon movable art with a few common and inexpensive supplies. Starting with simple folds, they will advance to more complex paper engineering in easy step-by-step projects. They will learn different methods of paper engineering at each class meeting to produce one or more works of "action" art for gift giving or display. This class is a unique and fascinating learning experience.

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Printmaking: Borrowed imagery & Mixed-Media Collage

In this class you will learn how to transfer black and white and full-color images onto paper and/or fabric for use in a mixed media collage.

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Sketchbooking

Learn how you can explore your artistic voice as you condition your mind to be 'in the moment' through sketch booking and creating a visual journal of your travels.

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Introduction to Stone Carving: Lettering and Numbering

This short-course on stone carving focuses on lettering and numbering. Perfect for displaying your home address or inscribing a stone for a beloved pet. Beginners to experienced carvers are welcome. Course fee includes cost of stone and tools.

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Textile Bronzing

Bronzing a scarf is better defined as taking a plain white silk scarf and rusting it. This is a technique which takes advantage of the chemical reaction between copper and iron to create beautiful images. While waiting for the scarves to process, we will create another art project to hold a picture. All materials will be provided and you will leave with completed projects.

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The Media of the Civil War Era

Learn the role photography, woodcuts, and other visual sources played in shaping perceptions and attitudes about the Civil War. The examination of American Civil War letters and diaries reveal the personal feelings of the time. Sponsored by the IUPUC Alumni Association. Instructor: Jami Graham, IUPUC student and recipient of an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grant.

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Whimsical Signs

Let's Make a Bright, Fun, Personalized Sign! Kids love to paint the world as they see it in bright colors. In this class, we will draw and paint a whimsical sign on wood. Then we'll twist wire and beads to create their very own one-of-a-kind sign.

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ARTS - DRAWING

Basic Drawing

This introduction to drawing course is designed to develop each student's ability in the basics of drawing. The acquisition of visual perception skills and the application of the art principles to the art elements will be emphasized. The course will cover instruction in five main areas of art production:

  • To teach students the basics of drawing a frontal view portrait.
  • To teach students the basics of drawing the human figure.
  • To teach students the basics of atmospheric perspective for drawing nature and landscapes.
  • To teach students the basics of linear perspective for drawing architectural structures.
  • To teach students the basics of elliptical perspective for drawing still life arrangements.

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Classical Drawing

Look at the amazing multi-tonal drawings by master artists, such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to learn specific techniques including toned ground and white highlighting. All drawing levels are welcome. A supply list will be available at registration.

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Creative Drawing

Explore drawing through use of different materials and methods. You will learn to use your "right" brain by trying exercises, such as contour and upside down drawings. You'll then be challenged with pastels, charcoal, colored pencils, and graphite.

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Drawing and Painting Essentials: How to Become an Artist

Learn the art of elegant handwriting. Calligraphy is a fine art of skilled penmanship. The word calligraphy means beautiful writing, and before the invention of the printing press, it was the way books were written. Join this class and learn how to put your own personal touch in your writing for special projects, greetings or gift cards. All supplies, which you will take home, will be provided, including pens, ink, paper, and written instructions.

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

This class teaches adults who are interested in drawing but not sure how to begin. Students will gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing using pencil, kneaded erasers and blending stumps.

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Drawing, Watercolor, Acrylics, or Oils AFA

Offered in partnership with Anderson Fine Arts. Beginners to advanced, high school students welcome. Are you interested in taking art classes, but you aren't sure what to try? This class is for you! As the sessions progress, students are encouraged to try a variety of art mediums. Individual skills are assessed first session to provide instructions at each student's own level. Supply list will be available if required for the course.

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ARTS - PAINTING

Acrylic Painting

Explore the endless options provided by acrylic paints and mediums. In this course you will become familiar with the properties that make acrylics a popular choice for artists. You will also learn about the many mediums that give the artist endless possibilities to expressing their creativity. This course is open to beginning and experienced artists wanting to learn more about acrylic painting.

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Beginning Watercolor Part 1

Watercolor painting is fun and rewarding, and this course is designed specifically as an introduction for the very beginning student. The basics of the art will be covered, including perspective and composition, papers, brushes, and paints. Traditional and experimental techniques will be presented, and students will complete a painting, ready to be matted and framed. Students will be asked to work on projects outside the classroom, and gentle critiques and advice will be provided. For the first class, students should bring 140# watercolor paper, and any brushes and watercolors they have on hand. The instructor will provide a complete list of supplies needed for the remaining classes.

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Beginning Watercolor Part 2

Watercolor painting is fun! This course is designed specifically as a continuing introduction to this relaxing medium. Students will explore new techniques and styles, and discussion of the basics of perspective, composition, and color will continue. Students will be asked to work on projects outside the classroom, and gentle critiques and advice will be provided. Note: If students have some experience in watercolor, it is not necessary to have taken Part I. Previous students may follow the instructor or bring their own paintings. For the first class, students should bring 140# watercolor paper and any brushes and watercolors they have on hand. The instructor will provide a complete list of supplies needed for the remaining classes.

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Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting Class

Wet-on-Wet is the application of wet paint, omitting the traditional 'wait' for each layer to dry. Using special firm oil paints and starting with a wet-based canvas, paint will be 'glided' across the canvas with large brushes and palette knives; making clouds, trees, mountains and water appear as if they came out of nowhere. If you feel you have no talent for creativity or just wish to try something new, give this technique a try. At the end of five weeks you'll have a beautiful 16' x 20' oil painting that you'll be proud to display or give as a gift and you'll have learned the techniques to create your own landscape.

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Brush Strokes: Basic Painting

Choose from oils, acrylics, or watercolors, unleash your creative side, and begin your new hobby (or career) as an artist through this Brush Strokes: Basic Painting course. As part of a Fine Arts program, this beginner-level course teaches students the basic fundamentals of painting, including how to choose a medium, how to master basic painting techniques, and more.

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Oil Painting

This course is an introduction to the basics of oil painting for the beginner, as well as a testing ground for new techniques of color and composition for the intermediate student. Learn by following demonstrations of all the stages of two paintings created by the instructor just for this course. If you've been wondering how a good oil painting is made using the techniques of the old masters, and you appreciate a friendly learning environment, this class was designed with you in mind!

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One Stroke Acrylic Painting

This 6-week course will introduce you to Donna Dewberry's famous One-Stroke method of acrylic painting. It allows you to blend, shade, and highlight in one stroke. It makes painting on wood, metal, glass, fabric, canvas, (just about anything) quick and easy. Different surfaces will be painted on each week.

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Watercolor Escape AFA

This class is an introduction to watercolor painting. Students will learn the basic techniques and how to control watercolors. They will also be introduced to more experimental techniques as well as to make pour and press paintings. Supply list will be available if required for the course.

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Watercolor Painting

This watercolor painting class is an introduction for the beginner and an environment for the intermediate student to explore watercolor techniques through the creation of paintings designed by the instructor. The spontaneous aspect of watercolors is evident in the fun step-by-step demonstrations presented. Join us and have fun with watercolors!

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ARTS - POETRY

How to Read Some of the Best Poetry Ever Written

Engage in lively discussions about the beautiful and masterful poems written by famous writers like Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, H.D., and Amy Lowell that you read in this class. Learn to appreciate twentieth century poetry and enjoy yourself as you explore highly experimental literature. Examine and employ strategies for interpreting poems, including some that resist easy interpretations.

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New! Hoosier Poets - Past and Present

In order to understand and fully appreciate contemporary poetry, it is essential to identify how the art form has developed, linguistically and thematically, over time. This poetic journey takes listeners from Rebecca Lard, considered the first poet in Indiana, to the early doggerel of poet James Whitcomb Riley, and to E.A. Richardson, Indiana's first unofficial poet laureate. It continues to the confessional work of seminal African American poet Etheridge Knight to the Reservoir Dogwoods own work dealing with life in postmodern Indiana. Instructors: Jason Ammerman, Tony Brewer, Matthew Jackson, and Joseph Kerschbaum, members of Reservoir Dogwoods

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Pleasures of Poetry

If you want to write poetry, this course will help you to create your best possible work. You'll learn the formal elements of the craft, become aware of how particular forms work, and explore many avenues for possible poetry topics. Interactive exercises will help you to create at least one poem with formal elements, and you'll receive instruction and commentary in a constructive and nurturing environment. If you're serious about becoming a published poet, you'll also learn how to prepare a manuscript for publication and where to send it for the best possible results.

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ARTS - THEATRE

All the World's a Stage

Do you say you're 'only in the chorus'? Do you see yourself on the stage? Do you know how to develop a character when seemingly none exist? This course is for you! Learn that a well-delivered chorus or walk-on role is just as essential to the success of a play or musical as any lead actor. Learn how to develop a character than enhances the play and your experience as an actor. Many techniques learned can be used in day-to-day aspects of life - from job interviews to successful communication with family and friends. Instructor: Sheryl Nulph, director, actress, dancer, instructor

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Mary's Wedding

Set in Canada, circa 1920, this play, written by Stephen Massicotte, portrays Mary wakening from a recurring dream about her childhood love. Set against the backdrop of World War I, it is a surreal journey through love, heartache, passion, and heroism. Caught in a time of stunning change, Mary finds herself torn between the boy she loved and lost and the man she is betrothed to marry. The lines of truth blur as she moves between dreaming and waking. Ultimately, she must face reality. James Still, author of last year's The Heavens are Hung in Black, directs this production. Sponsored by the Columbus Area Arts Council.

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Meet the Playwrite: James Still

Indiana Repertory Theatre's Playwright-in-Residence, James Still, talks about his career as an actor, playwright, and director. He tells stories about television and movie work, as well as his most recent theatre project for the Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Heavens Are Hung in Black, a historical drama about the Abraham Lincoln family. Bartholomew County School Corporation co-sponsors this class.

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The Heavens Are Hung In Black

Set in 1862, this play, written by James Still, Playwright-in-Residence at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, depicts a dark episode in the presidential years of Abraham Lincoln. It highlights the five months between the death of Lincoln's son Willie and the delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation. Facing unbearable personal, political, and historical pressures, Lincoln copes and conquers the world around him through an amazing transformation of thinking.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Bookmaking

This course will guide you through the process of creating unique books using a variety of materials.

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Build a Gingerbread House

The simplified construction of your gingerbread house allows plenty of time for creative decorations and embellishments. You are guided through every step of the building process. The fun begins as you add your personal touches. You are encouraged to bring one child or grandchild (age 8-18) to make it a family event. Please bring a shoe box with lift-off lid and a cookie sheet. All other materials are provided. Sponsored by Columbus Area Arts Council. Instructor: Sandy McCoy, gingerbread house "engineer".

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Do-It-Yourself Commemorative Event Souvenirs

Have fun designing custom souvenir envelopes to commemorate your family, organization, school, or corporate event. At the same time, learn about the fascinating hobby of collecting envelopes with new stamps, called First Day Covers. Both kinds of covers, 'Event' and 'First Day', are bought and sold online by many stamp collectors.

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Herbal Bathworks

Growing herbs are great fun especially when you use them to enrich your body. Relax and soak up scents of herbal bath products. You will learn to make and take home herbal bath oil, bath salt and body scrubs. Even learn some hints to making your own soap.

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Introduction to Stone Carving: Lettering and Numbering

This short-course on stone carving focuses on lettering and numbering. Perfect for displaying your home address or inscribing a stone for a beloved pet. Beginners to experienced carvers are welcome. Course fee includes cost of stone and tools.

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Make Your Own Stationary

In this digital world, the handwritten note is nearly a forgotten remnant of the past. Some see it as the only way to send a heartfelt love letter. Others look at it as the sole form of civilized communication remaining. Throw in customized stationery you made yourself, and your note becomes a work of art and a personalized gesture. As part of a Fine Art series, the Make Your Own Stationery course teaches students the simple techniques to allow them to create stationery easily and affordably. Topics of discussion include finding the necessary papers and supplies and choosing from a variety of design and text styles.

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Making Scents of Aromatherapy

In a bad mood? Feeling achy? Sometimes all you need to do is breathe deeply and smell the rosewater. As part of its Health & Wellness series, Ivy Tech's course on Aromatherapy acquaints attendees with the essential oils and other products that can be used to promote one's psychological and physical well-being. In one convenient session, participants learn how aromatherapy works and how it can make a positive impact on their daily lives.

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Needle Feltmaking

This class will focus on dry felting and the use of special needles. Learn to create wearable art objects and needled felted Japanese calligraphy pens using felt you make from needled wool. No felting experience necessary.

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Refashioning Clothing AFA

Have a favorite old sweater that you just don't wear anymore? Like to sew and want to find out how to turn something old into something new to you? This fun class will focus on the popular movement called Refashioning. We will use items of clothing that are already made to make new clothing, including a recycled T-shirt tote, hats and mittens. Supply list will be available if required for the course.

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Shadow Box

Do you have a collection of precious mementos that you would like to make a keepsake? Shadow boxes take fundamentals of scrap-booking to the next level of art for your home or office, and they make treasured gifts. Learn basics in designing and composing a shadow box. Discover creative ideas for shadow boxes, materials and items to incorporate and general instruction on creating an original, beautiful piece all your own. Demonstration and samples will be provided.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - BASKETWEAVING

Berry Basket

Weave a six inch patriotic berry basket with a decorative swing handle. The red and blue accent on this round basket will make for a perfect 4th of July picnic center piece.

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Jack-O-Lantern Basket

This is an intermediate level basket. This round woven basket is accented with orange reed and green trim for the rim. The basket will be accessorized by a wire swing handle and an overlay for a Jack-O-Lantern face. Great for decorating or for a little one to use to go Trick-or-Treating.

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Nut Basket

Weave an intermediate level basket with a unique 6" x 13" handle. This basket is accented heavily with sea grass and dyed reed. It has a decorative handle wrap. The basket is approximately 8 ?" deep.

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Open Basket Weaving

Do you have an unfinished basket weaving project just sitting at home? This class is designated for completing those project(s) that you wish you could finish, but didn't know how. Basket weaving instructor, Karen O'Nan Martin will be available during this time to help guide you as you complete your project(s). You may bring your basket weaving project(s) of choice to work on during this open basket weave evening.

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Simple Market Basket

This is a beginner level market style basket. This basket is woven with two colors of dyed reed and a notched handle. The finished product measures 8" x 12"

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Tomato Harvest Basket

This is an advanced level basket. Red Accent is woven into this round basket. It is approximately 14" diameter with two side handles. This strong basket can be used in your garden for your tomato harvest.

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Traditional Carrier Basket

Weave this colorful beginning/intermediate style basket for spring. Using several colors of dyed reed you will create an 8" square basket with an oak handle.

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Traditional Lunch Box Basket

Designed for beginners as well as advanced students. This flat bottom basket has a 10" x 14" oak handle. It is accented with spokes that have been dyed and woven to give off a checkerboard effect weave. This is a larger functional basket with many uses.

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Umbrella Stand Basket

Learn to weave a large upright basket. Great for storage, to display tall flowers or use it as an umbrella stand. In this two evening course, you will use dyed reed for the base and accents of cane. This is an intermediate level project.

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Wine Basket

This is an intermediate level single wine basket. This would make a great gift! It is accented with braided sea grass.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - DECORATING

Cascading into the Holidays

Decorate the mantle or stairway with one of winter's natural splendor. Discover techniques to decorate your home for the holidays with fresh evergreen. Reminisce with the smell of evergreen flowing through the household. Bow making will also be discussed. Evergreen pieces will be available to practice with and take home.

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Interior Design- Holiday Decorations

Get into the Holiday Spirit! Learn how to decorate like a pro. You will learn how to decorate your Christmas tree with all the lights, ribbons, ornaments and special toppings. Create a wreath form start to finish. Get garland savvy - where, when and how to use. Get tips on gift wrapping and hand tie bows.

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Spring Wreath

Brighten up your front door or a room. In this class you will design a new wreath to welcome spring.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - FLORAL ARRANGING

Boutonnieres and Corsages

Prepare now for the prom or a wedding. In this class you will learn to create a boutonniere and corsage for that special someone. This class will teach you step-by-step how to design each from start to finish.

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Bridal Bouquet

Is there a wedding on the horizon? In this class you will learn to create a bridal bouquet for that special occasion. This class will teach you step-by-step how to design a bouquet from start to finish. Due to practicality this class will use silk flowers, but the application can be applied to silk, fresh and dried arrangements.

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Cemetery Saddle Floral Arrangement

Add a personal touch to honor your loved ones. Buying flowers for Memorial Day can add up. Craft a cemetery saddle and cut the cost.

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Create Your Own Wedding Flowers

Learn how to create your own wedding flowers through a creative and hands-on approach. Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary design you will learn techniques to make all the necessary elements for a beautiful wedding atmosphere, and take home with you what you've made in each class. From bouquets to centerpieces you'll be amazed what you can do! Course fee includes cost of tools, materials, and flowers used in class.

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Easter Floral Arrangement Basket

Spring is in the air and Easter is around the corner. Design a special table arrangement for your home for the Easter holiday. This floral arrangement can be displayed for the spring season.

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Exotic Floral Arrangement

An easy, exotic floral arrangement that you can create in just one evening. This course will introduce you to some of the exotic breed of flowers known in South Pacific destinations. Bow making will also be discussed. The finished arrangement will make a great centerpiece or a wonderful gift for someone.

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Floral Gift for Mom

Show her how much you care. Create your own fresh floral garden gift basket for mom for Mother's Day. The garden gift basket would also make a great hostess gift for an outdoor party. The basket will include floral potted plants as well as ivy. The course will incorporate bow making.

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Halloween Floral Centerpiece

This hands-on evening will turn a plain pumpkin into a floral design. This pumpkin will become the fun centerpiece of your Halloween d?cor. Tips on pumpkin carving, other Halloween traditions, and bows will be discussed.

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Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece

Create and enjoy an elegant floral centerpiece. This centerpiece will fit perfectly on your Thanksgiving holiday table or giver it as a lovely hostess gift. Ideas for tablescapes and recipes for the busy holiday season will be discussed. In addition, bow making will be examined.

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Vasing Those Roses

Roses are the essence of beauty. Discover techniques to properly trim and insert roses in a vase. With additional care for a rose, ensures a longer lasting memory. Bow making will also be discussed. Roses will be provided and available to take home and enjoy.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - JEWELRY MAKING

Advanced Jewelry Design

This course will cover jewelry design techniques tailored to the interests of an advanced level student. Students will enjoy learning to make their own piece of jewelry during the class, by following step by step instruction.

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Basic Jewelry

This class is for anyone who would like to design and produce their own jewelry. You will learn how to bend wire and add beads to make jewelry to either wear or give as gifts.

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Beaded Creations: Beginning Jewelry Design

Jewelry making and beading trends continue to crisscross the globe, and you can quickly and easily get in on the trend. Dazzle your friends and family with pieces you've designed and constructed yourself after taking this introductory Beaded Creations: Beginning Jewelry Design course. Learn the basic techniques for planning and creating jewelry and then get down to business by constructing a unique design you can take home and wear.

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Beadmaille Bracelet

Fashion a bracelet to wear or give as a gift. You will develop skills to add beads and manipulate jump rings to craft a chain bracelet.

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Beadweaving

Spring is in the air and it's time to try something new. These four projects are bound to catch your imagination. Students will make a necklace of flowers and netting, an Ndebele Herringbone twist bracelet, and a netted collar. The remaining project is one that never fails to get compliments when worn: a spiral in beautiful spring colors. A fee will be charged at each meeting for the materials for the class project. Materials fee may range from $12 to $20 depending on market prices at the time. All of the following can be purchased from the instructor, but if you have them, please bring beading needles, beading thread, beeswax, and a pad to hold beads. Also please bring embroidery scissors.

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Briolette Pendant Necklace and Bracelet

Have you always admired people who know how to make their own jewelry? Are you creative? Now is the time to learn how to express that creativity through your own handmade jewelry creations. Why not start with a stunning briolette pendant necklace and matching bracelet. You select the color palette, beads and clasps. In this case, you will learn how to put them all together to make a lovely jewelry set. You will also learn about different jewelry tools, techniques and helpful tips that will inspire you to create even more unique designs.

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Carnival Watch

What can you do with all of the leftover beads, charms and tiny unique found objects you have collected around your craft area? Try making an absolutely charming "Carnival" watch. You can even shop for new beads and distinctive additions too. In this class, you'll learn how to 'mix and mingle' just the right combination of beads and findings to create a one-of-a-kind, eye-catching watch that will surely catch the attention of those around you. Think of how proud you'll be when people ask where you bought it. You'll be able to say, 'I made it myself.'

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Handmade Beaded Bangles

Adorn your wrist with one or more of these darling handmade beaded bangle bracelets. In this class, you'll learn how to make handmade bangle bracelet forms that can be adorned with as few or as many beads as suits your fancy. The bracelet forms are designed to be easy-on/easy-off. Wear one by itself or stack up a whole bunch to make a bold statement. You'll be surprised how quickly these come together. They can be customized for endless possibilities, and they make great gifts too! Come join us.

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Interchangeable Beaded/Chain Necklace

Design an interchangeable necklace that you can mix it up and wear it again and again. Keep your family and friends guessing every time you wear it!

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Interlaced Beaded Ring

After many requests and much interest, here's another jewelry class that will teach you how to create a new fantastic ring design. In this class you'll learn how to make an adjustable woven wire ring that really makes a statement. This ring design can be simple and classic or jazzed up to create a truly eye-catching art piece. A patina demonstration using liver-of-sulfur will be given to give you another design element that can be used in many other jewelry projects. You will also learn about different jewelry tools and techniques that will inspire you to create even more unique designs.

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Jewelry - Beginner's Chainmaile Bracelet

Create a beginner's chainmaile bracelet using jump rings.

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Metal Jewelry

Learn to saw, pierce, file, solder, rivet and set a stone on a bracelet, necklace, or brooch. All skill levels welcome, and advanced students will be encouraged to focus on design and assemblage of a variety of skills. We will work in copper, nickel, silver, and brass (students can purchase genuine silver on own). A supply list will be available, plus a $30 supply fee payable to the instructor. Students may need to purchase additional small findings and stone.

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Mosaic Earrings

Would you like to learn how to make one-of-a-kind jewelry art that can be showcased hanging from your ears? If so, then this class is for you. Come learn how to make handmade earring frames that serve as the base for these beautiful earrings. Adding the beads is a snap. You will learn how to modify the design to open up endless earring and even pendant possibilities. A patina demonstration using liver-of-sulfur will be given to give you another design element that can be used in many other jewelry projects. Come ready to try out new tools and techniques guaranteed to inspire the designer inside you.

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Sterling Silver Byzantine Roll-on Chain Bracelet

Adorn your wrist with a sterling silver bracelet you've made yourself. This complex looking design is easy once you know its secrets. You will use pre-made sterling silver jump rings to create the chain. This bracelet is a roll-on style but clasps will be available from the instructor to ensure that you have a perfect fit. You will learn how to re-combine a single segment to create new styles of chain. You can choose bronze rings or a combination of silver and bronze.

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Sterling Silver Single Flower Chain Bracelet

Adorn your wrist with a sterling silver bracelet you've made yourself. If you've never worked with jump rings before this is a great beginning chain. You will use pre-made sterling silver jump rings to create the chain. You will also learn alternative chains based on the flower chain. You can choose sterling, bronze rings or a combination of silver and bronze.

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Waterfall Pendant Necklace & Earrings

Here's another truly stunning jewelry design that can help you use up all the leftover beads you have in your bead boxes. In this class, you'll learn how to design a truly one-of-a-kind waterfall pendant necklace and matching earrings. The design can be small and delicate or big and bold. You can certainly buy new beads to add as well. It's always your choice. Complete the set with a matching pair of earrings. All you need are a few basic supplies to create this very special design.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - KNITTING/CROCHETING

Advanced Knitting

The projected oriented Advanced Knitting class reviews basic knitting techniques, gauging yarns and needles, body measuring, tension sampling and other techniques such as Intarsia, Mobius, Double knitting, Mosaic, Cable and Lace. You will select a project including a pair of socks, sweater, lace stole or afghan. You can also learn individual techniques with the sample stitch project.

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Basic Crocheting

You'll learn everything you need to get started. From selecting a hook and yarn, to attaching the yarn to the hook, to the most commonly used stitches, to reading a simple pattern, students will get comfortable with the craft of crochet. Everyone will make a stitch sampler to prepare them for their next project.

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Beginning Knitting

Students will be taught to knit a swatch to check knitting gauge; learn about needles and yarns available; to read basic patterns; and how to finish ends.

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Knitting and Crochet I

This class teaches fundamental basics common to knitting and crocheting that can be taught at the same time to students desiring to learn either technique. Students will learn the basic stitches of either knitting or crochet; increasing and decreasing; to make a swatch to check gauge; learn about needle and hook sizes and yarns available; read basic patterns; how to finish ends; and complete several small projects. Additional stitches and techniques may be covered as time and skill allow.

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Knitting Level I

Learn everything you need to start knitting in this fun four week class. In addition to the basic skills of knitting and purling, you will also learn about types of yarn, deciphering labels and the importance of gauge. Your choice of projects include: a scarf, a small purse or a hat. This is the perfect class for absolute beginners or student sin need of an in-depth refresher.

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Tatting I

Students will be taught the history of tatting; learn about various shuttles available: the pros and cons of tatting threads; how to read the different methods of written patterns; how to make the basic stitches-rings, chains, picots, and joinings for small motifs; how to block and finish their projects; and where to find additional resources.

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Tatting II

Students will review information about shuttles and threads available and the different methods of written patterns; how to make the next level of stitches-split rings, adding beads, and node stitch; picot manipulations, covering a cabone ring, and working with two shuttles.

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Tatting III

Students will be taught continuing advanced stitches and techniques; tatting over wire to give form to a tatted piece; tatting with copper wire; beginning design. Students will work on larger class projects as well as projects that students want to tat.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - QUILTING

Crazy Quilt Class

Make your very own version of the ever-popular Crazy Quilt. It's easy and lots of fun! Use your scrap stash to make an adorable quilt with far less effort than you can imagine. Not a lot of measuring! Not a lot of exact matching! Still, the finished product can be a keepsake and composite of fabrics you've saved for years embellished with laces, trims & any fancy stitches you may select. No Scraps? No Worry! Make a Crazy Quilt anyway and it will give you the opportunity to shop for bits of several favorite fabrics.

Like handwork? Add all types of fancy stitches by hand. No time for handwork? Add your Crazy Quilt embellishments by machine, your choice. Both ways, Crazy Quilts are enjoyable to put together and each one is your own 'one of a kind' creation.

During these three sessions, you'll be advised on basics of assembling your own Crazy Quilts. The version made here will be of cottons and cotton blends, however, the same steps used in creating this Toddler Size Quilt (approx. 45" by 60") can be utilized in future quilts you may wish to make from your very own keepsake fabrics.

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Landscape Quilt Wall Hanging

This course will teach the participant how to reproduce one of your favorite landscape photos into a beautiful quilted wall hanging.

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Quilting 101

This class is designed to teach you the basics of rotary cutting, machine piecing and machine appliqu?. You will learn to make four different quilt blocks and create a quilt top from them. Bring fabric, sewing machine in good working order and basic sewing supplies to the first class. A supply list will be available prior to the start of class with yardage and specific tools needed.

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Quilting for Beginners

In this class you will receive hands-on instructions in these areas: templates, proper cutting methods, piecing, batting selection, adding borders, basting, binding, tacking (hand tying) and information on hand quilting. More than 20 quilts will be on display as examples of both new and old. Various quilt makers demonstrate antique, decorative and functional. Students will need to purchase $22 of supplies before the second class. Limited to 8 students.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - SCRAPBOOKING

Get It On Paper: Scrapbooking Basics

They're your memories. Make sure you hold onto them. Ivy Tech's Get it on Paper: Scrapbooking Basics course gives students the fundamentals of scrapbooking, from a general overview of the many supplies that can be used to the variety of custom designs and styles. The course is designed for anyone interested in capturing their memories and displaying them for family and friends to enjoy for years to come. Topics include finding the supplies, choosing designs, setting up a page, and more.

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Scrapbooking II: Embellishing Your Basic Layouts

Students will take basic scrapbooking knowledge and embellishment techniques and apply to unique project. Students will have choice of two formats: Chinese take-out box holding custom mini scrapbook pages or one piece fold out scrapbook. Students will complete project during class.

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Scrapbooking III: Thinking Outside the Scrapbook

Students will learn how to apply 12 different techniques to embellish and transform your layouts from basic to advanced. Students will create mini scrapbook of embellishment techniques, and apply 4-6 embellishments to layouts created in Scrapbooking I, or to one two page layout created in class.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - SEWING

Fit to Sew

Do you want some assistance in working with your own sewing project? Receive help in understanding the pattern, fitting and any special sewing techniques, including hems, sleeves, zippers, etc. in this intermediate level sewing class. Maybe you just want some uninterrupted sewing time. This class will give you the techniques and guidance to create and complete your sewing project.

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Grateful Threads: Sewing from the Heart

First-time or experienced quilters welcome! With pieces of clothing or fabrics that remind you of meaningful events in your life or the life of a departed loved one, you create a small collaged quilt. Pieces are arranged spontaneously to remind you of either a certain period of life for which you are grateful or in celebration of the person you are honoring with your quilt. A list of needed supplies is mailed or emailed to you upon registration.

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Sewing Back to the Basics

Never Sewn? Join us for Back to the Basics. This course is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of sewing. You will learn simple tasks of threading a machine and sewing on a button all the way to creating fun projects.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - STAINED GLASS

Mosaic Stained Glass

Each participant will design and create a framed mosaic made from cut stained glass. The process includes design and layout, cutting glass, gluing glass, and grouting the final product. All materials needed for this class are included in the course fee. Please bring a sack lunch to this hands-on class. Students must be over the age of 13.

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Stained Glass

In this hands-on course you will learn the fundamentals of stained glass techniques and how to design and layout pieces for two projects. You will learn characteristics of glass, glass safety, scoring and breaking, straight lines vs. curves, glass grinding, copper foil wrapping, using lead cane, fluxing and soldering techniques.

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ARTS & CRAFTS - WEAVING

Intermediate Weaving Workshop

This course is designed as continuation of Introduction to Weaving, or for those who have basic loom weaving skills. The focus will be on designing and weaving projects of the student's choice using the skills of pattern interpretation, and/or color/texture exploration. The instructor will work closely with each student to help facilitate this class as more of an independent study, with each participant exploring their own individual design voice.

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Introduction to Weaving Workshop

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of weaving on a floor loom. We will emphasize the skills needed to understand design, pattern, color, texture, and project planning in creating unique handwoven cloth. Students in this project- oriented class will explore a variety of weave structures and will gain substantial hands on experience.

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Seat Weaving - Advanced

Learn the traditional form of seat caning. In this class you will complete one hand caned foot stool.

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AUTOMOTIVE

Auto Maintenance I

Students will be instructed to perform general auto maintenance such as how to set up an effective maintenance schedule for your auto, change your own battery, oil, flush and fill coolant, replace V and serpentine belts, check and maintain brake, transmission, and clutch fluid levels, rotate tires change spark plugs.

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Auto Maintenance II

Students will be provided with a basic understanding of automotive systems, be introduced to what you need to know to effectively understand automotive repair manuals and buy parts for your automobile. Student will learn to change automobile brakes, timing belts, shocks, alternators, power steering pumps, and brake master cylinders.

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Auto Maintenance for Everybody

With the rising costs of new vehicles and the costs of repairing the one you have going up and up, it is becoming more and more important to save money by doing your own maintenance and keeping your car in tip top "gas mileage" shape. Why pay for expensive repairs when with a little maintenance this can be avoided? There are a lot of simple maintenance procedures which don't require expensive tools or an engineering degree, yet performing these basic procedures will go a long way to keeping your car or truck in great shape as well as being safer for you and your family. This basic auto maintenance course will explain the vehicle's owner manual, perform fluid changes, and filter changes, tire balancing and basic tune-up procedures. For those who don't think they can do it - you can! For those who don't think they want to do it you better think again if you don't enjoy rising auto repair fees.

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Automotive Suspension

Find out what keeps you safe, comfortable and keeps your car on the road. You will learn practical automotive suspension principles down to the component level and how to diagnose and fix related handling and steering problems, including tire and wheel diagnosis. Change your own shock absorbers, struts, coil springs. Turn back time on your car and save big money by repairing common steering components such as ball joints, tie rods and axles. These are not complicated projects but cost a lot to have repaired at a shop. It's easyif you know how, so make it easy, save money and learn how now!

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BOOKS & LITERATURE

A Book Review: Native Son by Richard Wright

Acclaimed cultural historian Irvin Howe wrote, When Native Son appeared, American culture was changed forever. It made impossible a repetition of the old lies and brought out into the open, as no one ever had before, the hatred, fear, and violence that have crippled and may yet destroy our culture. Native Son was published in 1940, and in 2009 we have an African-American president. As we delve into this story of a young African-American from the Chicago ghetto, Bigger Thomas, whose violent story horrifies and intrigues us, we discuss whether or not there are Bigger Thomas's in 2009, or if we are beyond his story of fear, flight, and fate. (Reading directions are mailed to you upon registration.)

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A New Way to See Shakespeare: Shakes Tube

See some of the best YouTube videos presenting and parodying Shakespeare's plays and persona. Two examples of videos shown are rare footage of the Beatles performing a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream and what Hamlet would look like if it were performed by cats. Sponsored by IUPUC.

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Awesome Authors

Writing can be fun! Kids enjoy writing when they understand the process and use to create exciting and entertaining stories. Join us for a writing workshop where your child will review the writing process and use it to write and illustrate his or her very own book! We will look at some great adventure stories and write our own to share with family and friends.

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Book Read - Camel Club

Join John Wm. Roberts, M.S., and M.A. Dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Ivy Tech Community College for an intriguing journey. It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions. One man leads this aging, ragtag crew. He has no known past and has taken on the name "Oliver Stone". Day and night, Stone and his friends study wild conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government hoping to discover some truth that will hold America's leaders accountable to its citizens. But never in Stone's wildest nightmares could he imagine the conspiracy the Camel Club is about to uncover.

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Book Series & Sustainable Food

Participants will read and discuss several food related books over the course (approx. 1 per month). Analysis and evaluation of sustainable food production and courses of action for future food security and safety as well as eating locally. Books by Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, Wendell Berry and others will be discussed. Participants must purchase their own books.

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Fifth Annual Community Book Read - Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Author Vidal's 1984 work of factual fiction, Lincoln, is a monumental novel focusing upon the five years of the most dramatic of presidencies. Dr. Doug Gardner discusses the writing of the novel from both literary and historical standpoints. How much imagination is appropriate to use in reconstructing the life and times of an American icon? How does a novelist find something new and interesting to say about the most written about of Americans? These questions are answered and more are raised as you explore this fascinating topic.

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My Beautiful Leukemia - an Artist's Response to Cancer

My Beautiful Leukemia - an Artist's Response to Cancer. Discover how the crisis of cancer was turned into a collection of art that not only chronicles and documents the highs and lows of battling the disease and the healing process but also becomes a significant part of survival and inspiration. Your instructor introduces her new book My Beautiful Leukemia to the class. Sponsored by Columbus Area Arts Council.

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To Hell and Back: Dante in a Day

Be introduced to Dante's mysterious and memorable Divine Comedy (1308-21), a poetic/allegorical account of a trip to Hell, Purgatory, Heaven and back. Some of the book's sources, ideas, and allusions are unscrambled for you. You explore the text's influence, including the reader's frequent sensation that Dante is describing - in the Inferno especially - places with which we somehow already feel familiar. You do not need to read the book beforehand. At registration you are notified of a few key sections that are treated in some detail if you choose to prepare by reading them. The Fagles translation is recommended. Sponsored by IUPUC.

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BUSINESS

Etiquette Essentials

Etiquette Essentials is simply one more tool that successful professionals and companies use to succeed. Good manners means good business in this year of relationship marketing. Diplomacy and self-presentation are important when developing professional relationships. Solid business relationships are built on positive, first impressions. Topics include the art of introductions, networking, small talk, table manners, table settings and professionalism.

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Start and Operate Your Own Home Based Business

Home-Based businesses are the hottest business trend of the decade! Learn how to be your own boss and eliminate the stress of having a job. The benefits of working from home are endless! Earn what you deserve, be independent, have tax deductions, do away with traffic, office politics and more! Learn how to develop the entrepreneurial qualities - motivation, discipline, creativity - that you will need to succeed! This class is a great way to start your own business or enhance the one you already have.

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COMPUTERS

Basic Computers for Seniors/Windows XP

Students will create a document, organize files, work with Windows Messenger, create an efficient work environment, work with media, clean up their system, and find information on the Internet. Students will gain the skills needed to create a document, organize files, work with Windows Messenger, create an efficient work environment, work with media, clean up their system, and find information on the Internet.

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Build and Repair Computers for Kids

Love breaking down and working with computers, but really need to know how they work? This class provides both lecture and lab along with hands-on experience in building and repairing computers. Course will cover hardware installation and configuration, diagnostic and repair, troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, networks, and operating systems.

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Computer Basics for Seniors

Learn at a comfortable pace and unlock the secrets of computers. This course presents the basics of working several software applications, such as: Windows Operating System, Word Processing (Microsoft Word), Spread sheeting (Microsoft Excel), and Internet. Uncover the basics for using any software. Your knowledge will then explode with every session on the computer. This course is only the beginning!

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Creating PowerPoint Presentations

Learn the art of creating super presentations for work, school, or home with PowerPoint. Add pizzazz with sound, animation, and graphics.

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Geography, Culture, and the WWW

Students will learn to use Google Earth, Wikipedia, and other Web based tools to research Geography, culture, world events and other interests using the World Wide Web, and other online tools.

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Introduction to Flash CS4

Begin your career as a Flash designer! In this course, you'll learn how to create animated, interactive movies in Flash CS4. These days, Flash movies appear just about everywhere: the Web, the cinema, TV shows and commercials, computer games, and the list goes on. The skills you'll learn in this course will get you started on your way to a rewarding career designing animated graphics and special effects for one of these fun and exciting fields.

Together, we'll develop a fully-functioning Flash application, complete with animation, graphics, and interactive buttons. We'll start by getting familiar with the Flash workspace, creating text and graphics, and animating objects on the Flash movie stage. Then, we'll look in detail at the anatomy of a Flash movie, including how to use the Flash timeline, layers, and frames to control objects and timing on the stage.

While you can produce an entire movie in the Flash software, you'll often need to import graphics, sounds, and digital videos from other applications. As you create your first Flash movie, you'll learn how to format and embed external digital media and how to make them appear or play at specific times. We'll also look at how to control digital media based on specific events, such as end-user mouse clicks.

No course on Flash is complete without an introduction to ActionScript, Flash's powerful programming language. So we'll jump into ActionScript 3.0 by creating interactive buttons. You'll also learn to write scripts that control movie flow as well as scripts that call to and load external videos, Web pages, and other Flash movie files.

As we develop our movie, we'll practice making and animating 3-D objects, syncing sounds with animations, and publishing Flash movies to the Web. By the end of the course, you'll know how to use the Adobe Flash CS4 software to create and publish movies and applications, and you'll be well on your way to becoming a Flash designer!

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Introduction to Internet Writing Markets

Students will learn how to sell e-zine articles, write for Webzines and online magazines, create a blog, sell manuscripts to an e-publisher, and self-publish your won work as an e-book or a traditional book using print-on-demand (POD) publishing. Student will also learn how to query and submit writing electronically, understand electronic submission guidelines and contracts.

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Introduction to Keyboarding

Provides students with an opportunity to practice using the fundamentals of keyboarding using the touch method that were learned in Introduction to Keyboarding. Emphasizes mastery of the keyboard, development of formatting skills, and development of speed and accuracy on a personal computer using an up-to-date software package. Provides students with an opportunity to further improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy.

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Introduction to PC troubleshooting

Don't spend your hard-earned cash on expensive PC repairs! The vast majority of the problems people experience with their computers are completely avoidable, and most can be solved with nothing more than a few minutes of your time. Intro to PC Troubleshooting takes you step by step through the typical hardware and operating system problems encountered by technicians, teaching troubleshooting techniques to decipher any problem, and giving you the skills you need to solve them. Once you've mastered the basics, the course launches into some of the more advanced and nasty problems that crop up in the PC, teaching you how to diagnose and fix those problems as well! Finally, Intro to PC Troubleshooting shows you how to maintain and optimize a Windows PC. So what are you waiting for? Let's troubleshoot and fix some PCs!

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Keeping Your Kids Cyber Safe

The Internet can literally put the world at your fingertips. It also provides a wealth of information and resources for your kids. They can research papers, do their homework, and increase their understanding of our world through the use of the Internet. But there are dangers, too. Ivy Tech offers Keeping Your Kids Cyber Safe to provide parents, teachers, and caregivers with the tools and techniques to ensure children use the Internet safely and responsibly. You need to know who your children meet and what information they give out, and restrict what they view in cyberspace. This classroom-based course covers the basics of online safety, including the tools and software to help you monitor what your children do.

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Navigating the Internet

Become net-savvy in six short weeks! Learn where the internet came from, what makes it tick, and where it's headed. Learn advanced search techniques so that you'll be able to find fast answers to virtually any question. Build your own start page filled with the news and information that most interests you. Find out how to get free assistance with technical issues, travel planning and major purchases. Take advantage of cloud computing to freely create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents and spreadsheets; use the power of social networking to reconnect with old friends and share photos with other family members; keep your Internet knowledge up-to-date with the help of blogs, wikis, and social bookmarking; gain access to masterpieces of art and literature; entertain yourself and your family with free online games and videos; and find out how to best defend yourself against dangerous hoaxes, viruses, worms, and other forms of malware.

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One-On-One Basic Computers

Students in this class will be given two hrs. Of one-on-one basic computer skills training on any of the following subjects: e-mail, Internet, software terminology and basic Microsoft Word skills. Our instructor will listen to your questions and provide answers you can easily understand. This class is perfect for the first-time computer user who might feel intimidated in a regular classroom setting.

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Photoshop for Beginners

Learn the basics of editing digital images with Adobe Photoshop. This class covers basic overview, adjusting image density and color, image enhancement techniques, correcting blemishes on photographs, basic selection techniques, sharpening and blurring, and much more. Come away with a better understanding in making photo adjustments; however, this just scratches the surface for a very enjoyable life-time hobby. Sponsored by Ivy Tech-Columbus.

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DANCING

Ballroom Dancing I

Ballroom Dancing - stepping it up to the next level! Continue with the fun and exercise as this class reviews the Swing steps. In addition you will learn beginning dance moves to the Rumba, and be introduced to Cha Cha.

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Ballroom Dancing II

Beginning Ballroom Dance highlights the mental, physical and emotional health benefits associated with dancing. A variety of Latin and ballroom dances will be presented including rumba, waltz, and swing. Students will learn the proper couples dance frame, dance rhythms and tempos, and a sufficient number of dance steps and patterns to be able to dance in social settings.

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Belly Dancing Level 1

To provide an overall understanding of the core dynamics and basic movements of Middle-Eastern Dance and explore the art of applying these learned skills toward choreographed movement and enhanced self-expression.

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Choreography

Learn an intermediate level dance routine to a mix of music to be performed at a later date. This is a great opportunity to display your new skills and talents for your friends and family, and inspire other ballroom students to continue their training in dance.

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Dance to Impress

Want to be on the path to Dancing with the Stars? Take this fun energizing dance class. This class will prepare you for your dance moves at the next Junior-Senior prom. You will learn the Jitter Bug and the Two-Step Foxtrot. Or you could be the next YouTube star! This class is for all high school students ages 16 to 18.

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Latin Dance for Beginners

Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and other popular Latin dances will be taught in this dance course. You can participate as an individual or as a couple. Learn these fun and energetic dances and you could be the Spice of the next party or family gathering! Practicing and using what you learn was never so much fun.

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Night Club Two Step

Show off your slow dance moves. Learn Night Club Two Step dance fundamentals, basics and patterns. Night Club Two Step is danced to slow-medium tempo love song style music.

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Steppin' (Stepping)

Is a social dance done in time to music that occurs on a steady recognizable "downbeat". The ability to take steps to the downbeat and still come back in time with you partner is widely accepted as steppin. The smooth gracefulness of the dance is also a characteristic of the dance. The dance includes a lead and follow position and thus to be well executed requires physical interaction between the individuals. Various turn patterns, footwork and pulls are all inclusive elements of the dance.

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The Art of Hoopdancing 101

Hula hoops are not just for kids anymore! Using a customized adult size hula hoop is a fun way to create lean muscle and to increase cardio endurance. Hoopdancing is an expressive way to combine dance and exercise with a hula hoop. Come learn the basic steps of hoopdancing and learn how to combine these steps to create your own style of hoopdancing. Each class will consistent of a 5 minute warm-up; 45 to 50 minutes of learning step by step specific moves and how to combine these moves into a fluid hoopdancing routine; and 5 to 10 minutes of a cool-down and stretching. Hoopdancing moves may vary from list below depending on how fast or slow the class as a whole is picking up each new move.

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Thrill the World - Thriller Dance

Learn the Thriller dance in order to participate in Thrill The World, an attempt to break the world's record for the most people doing the Thriller dance at one time.

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Wedding First Dance Lessons

Embrace the moment! Dance instructions for your first dance as a bride and groom. Tips on walking out on the floor as you are presented as the newly married couple. Develop confidence and look good on the dance floor doing the Bolero or Waltz.

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West Coast Swing

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of the West Coast Swing. Basic steps and patterns will be introduced with an emphasis on lead/follow. The West Coast Swing is a couples' rhythm dance consisting primarily of 6 and 8 patterns that cover a slotted area on the dance floor. West Coast incorporates the use of underarm turns, side passes, push breaks and whips - plus rhythm breaks, syncopations and extensions. Class size limited to 12 couples.

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West Coast Swing Level 2

Polish your West Coast Swing dance steps! West Coast Swing Level 2 dance patterns includes passes with variations, different hand holds and the basic whip pattern.

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DRIVING

Alive at 25

The Defensive Driving Course (DDC) Alive at 25 specifically targets drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 - the group of drivers most likely to be involved in fatal collisions. This highly effective program encourages young drivers to take responsibility for their driving behavior. Information is presented in a non-lecture, interactive format featuring two video presentations, Real Streets and Real People.

Indiana Driver License holders who successfully complete this course are granted a 4 point credit by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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Defensive Driving

This is a National Safety Council (NSC) approved course, curriculum and instructor. Defensive Driving Course (DDC-4) is a 4 hour driver improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. In just a half-day, DDC-4 offers practical strategies to reduce collision related injuries, fatalities and costs. It addresses the importance of attitude in preventing accidents and reinforces the good driving skills students already have. Most importantly, DDC-4 shows students the consequences of the choices they make behind the wheel and puts defensive driving in a personal context.

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Driver Education

Learn to drive in a program approved by the Indiana Department of Education. You will spend 30 hours in the classroom, 6 hours in individual, behind-the-wheel driving instruction, and may include 6 hours in driving observation. The driving experience will cover routes carefully chosen to represent all phases of driving. You must be 15 years and 180 days to begin this course.

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Driver Education - Additional Drive Time

Learning to drive can be a very stressful experience for both the student and their parents. Young drivers need as much driving experience they can get before they get behind the wheel of the family car. If your child needs more behind-the-wheel experience to gain confidence or just would like a bit more driving to prepare for the licensing exam, consider enrolling in this class. It could make the world of difference!

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ENGINES

Small Engines I

Students will be taught basic maintenance of small engines used around the home, including hands on experience working with two and four stroke engines. Students will learn to change oil in four stroke engines, change/clean and gap spark plugs, clean carburetors, sharpen mower blades, stabilize and winterize equipment for storage.

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Small Engines II

Students will learn to rebuild the four stroke engine, and understand two and four stroke engines. Student will learn to replace ignition coils; piston rings, rebuild carburetors, seat and adjust valves, and replace head gaskets and pan gaskets. An introduction to multi cylinder engines and their uses is also covered.

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Small Gas Engines I - Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting
(Part 1 of a 3 Part Series)

This is an informative class for the general home owner or the first step for the novice who wants to start tinkering with small engines more than basic upkeep and winterization. This course, part I of a 3-part series will cover preventative maintenance and troubleshooting. Small gas engines can include lawn mowers, edger's, lawn tractors, garden tillers, snow throwers, string trimmers, chain saws, leaf blowers, mini bikes, golf carts, and much more. This class will focus on tasks that must be performed regularly to keep an engine working properly. In addition, troubleshooting tests and steps will be presented to learn how to find the problem on a troubled engine.

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Small Gas Engines II Construction & Principles of Operation
(Part 2 of a 3 Part Series)

This is part 2 of Small Gas Engines takes your understanding to the next level, which provides do-it-yourselfers and aspiring technicians with information on the basic principles and designs of a small gas engine and how it operates. This will give you the knowledge on how a small gas engine controls and applies energy to mow lawns, cut trees, propel tractors, and perform many other labor saving jobs.

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Small Gas Engines III Inspections, Disassembly, and Cylinder reconditioning
(Part 3 of a 3 Part Series)

This is the third and final course in a three part series. You will learn a step by step process in this course regarding inspection of the engine for problems, to disassembling the engine in an organized fashion. You will also learn to recondition cylinders through inspection, measurement, reboring, and honing of the cylinder.

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FINANCE

Debt Elimination Techniques That Work

If you are like most people, you are drowning in a sea of debt and looking for someone to throw you a lifeline. Well, this course is that lifeline. You will not be pointed to debt consolidation in this course. It just does not make sense to use more debt to solve a debt problem. This course will teach you a specific and workable strategy that will get you out of all debt - including your mortgage - in the shortest possible time.

The strategy presented is not new, nor is it rocket science. It is a simple, easy-to-understand method that just flat out works. However, getting out of debt is only part of the answer. You will also be pointed down a new path concerning spending, saving and handling money that will keep you out of debt forever. It does little good to be rescued only to be thrown back into the same situation again.

If you want to stop the financial hemorrhaging, keep more of your hard-earned money, reduce stress, get more enjoyment out of life, and possibly even save your marriage, this is the course for you. Note: no insurance, investments, or get-rich-quick schemes will be offered.

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Financial Asset Preservation

Financial Asset Preservation provides an overview of many of the key financial planning issues individuals encounter: Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance, Estate Planning, IRA's, Joint Accounts, and many others. Financial Asset Preservation helps individuals gain a clear understanding of key issues so that they can make proper and informed decisions as they manage for the protection and distribution of their assets.

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Getting Ahead

This course focuses on the framework of Bridges Out of Poverty (Dr. Ruby K. Payne). Using this framework, the topics covered are: poverty, economic classes, hidden rules, language, personal/community assessments, change and plan development, and pathways to prosperity

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Introduction to Stock Options

Learn how to evaluate, buy, sell, and profit with investment tools that were once thought to be only for the pros. This course will teach you how to protect your portfolio and profit in a down market, an up market, or even a flat market. Learn to leverage your investment dollars for potential profits that surpass those possible with stocks.

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Money Matters Financial Aid Workshop

This workshop is designed for students and their parents/guardians to gain a better understanding about navigating through the college application process and the costs associated with going to college. The financial aid process will be explained by financial aid professionals who will walk the participants through the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and assist those who would like to file online that day. Various forms of financial aid will also be discussed such as loans, scholarships, and workstudy positions. Scholarship opportunities, in particular, will be discussed in great detail from their availability to strategies for obtaining scholarships.

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Personal Finance

This workshop will provide the participant with important information that will help in day to day financial decision making.

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Personal Finance: Introducing Discipline Into Your Budget

This workshop will explain the basic principles of the creation and use of a personal budget.

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Pre-Retirement Planning

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, in partnership with Raymond James & Associates, Fidelity Investments and Shambaugh, Kast, Beck and Williams presents a Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar. Learn the benefits of a Roth IRA and a 529 Children's Education Savings plan, the financial risks of retirement and about Wills, Trusts and powers of attorney.

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QuickBooks for One

QuickBooks is designed for the small to midsized business owner. This QuickBooks class is designed for one-on-one training between a QuickBooks user and an experienced instructor who will work through job-related specific areas of concern and needs for training at the company site.

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Retirement Planning Strategy

Retirement Planning Today combines life planning and retirement concepts. Attendees receive an easy-to-understand education on life planning and retirement planning strategies.

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Retirement Planning Today: An Educational Course for Adults

Retirement can be tricky. It takes strategic planning to find ways to use your money wisely and to live well after you retire. Targeted to adults age 50 to 70 years old, Ivy Tech's Retirement Planning Today course takes into account today's changing economic world and helps attendees learn the best ways to get the most from their retirement years. The two-session workshop teaches participants a variety of ways they can maximize their income, minimize their taxes, and earn more from their investments. Topics of discussion include how to avoid losing ground to inflation, lowering taxes, planning for long-term healthcare, and more.

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Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing; Oh My! is an enjoyable class that walks you through the fundamentals of investing. The course will not only teach you about the stock markets, 401k plans, and retirement, but it will also address personal financial issues that are often ignored, but absolutely essential, to your success as an investor.

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The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks

The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks is a comprehensive course designed to show you how to research and value stocks. Topics covered in the course include reading financial statements, calculating financial ratios, industrial comparisons, and pricing techniques.

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Understanding Investments: The Basics

This course would take the student from the beginning steps of saving and investments, through defining what an investment is and the various types of basic investments. Understanding investment choices in difficult financial times will be discussed.

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Understanding Personal Finance

Financial planning is determining how to get to your financial goal. This course will cover a wide range of personal finance issues and help students understand their personal situation and develop a plan to not only pay off debt but to build investments.

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Where Does All My Money Go?

Ever get frustrated that you never seem to get ahead? Are you and your family constantly arguing about money? Do you ever wonder where your money went last month? Do you have trouble saving money? Do you wish you had financial security? Want to work on paying down your debt but don't know where to find the money?

This course will teach you the very basics of how to get control of your finances rather than letting them control you. It is the help you need before learning about investing, debt elimination, retirement or college planning. There aren't many places that you can go to learn these principles, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn online.

Start to make conscious decisions about spending and saving. Find out where your money goes. Make your own informed choices about where you want it to go. Learn how to fund your dreams and how to save money for everything from emergencies to vacations. If you have ever felt lost about where to start working on your finances, this course is for you.

You can't afford not to take this course and change your habits. This course is an investment in your future and you will save the cost of the course many times over by applying what you learn.

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FITNESS & EXERCISE

Advanced Strength Training

Students will learn concepts for growing muscle size and strength through basic and advanced training methodologies.

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Authentic Senior Women: Fit in Mind, Body and Spirit

In the blink of an eye we flew through our youth and middle age, and have arrived in our senior years with a new set of joys and challenges. Together we will discover the meaning and value of authenticity, and explore skills, techniques and resources for developing and maintaining an increased level of fitness in mind, body and spirit.

This 2-session course will be formatted in discussion, self-reflection, small group activities, sharing of life stories and resources, and will provide a supportive environment for asking life questions, challenging the answers, and making decisions for moving forward in life's journey. Each participant will determine her own level of accomplishment through goal setting and action planning. A suggested reading list will be distributed upon registration.

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Cardio Tone

Enjoy great music as you learn easy routines for cardiovascular training including high and low impact aerobics, dance, and kickboxing. Get the sculpted body you have always wanted with toning exercises. Learners will round it all out with a punch of flexibility training. Prepare for a fun and challenging class guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your body sculpted!

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Healthy Activities for a Lifetime

Enrich your life with a hands-on day of activities to increase the enjoyment of living. If you are looking for increased energy, healthy eating and better sleep patterns, join us for a day of personal exercise, healthy recipes and reflexology. You will be given tools that can be used for a lifetime to help bring a renewed sense of personal satisfaction and begin new routines that can add enjoyment to your life.

Participants will enjoy a day of age appropriate exercise, food demonstration, lunch and an introduction to reflexology. Exercise mats will be provided and participants should wear non-restrictive clothing and appropriate footwear. Class size is limited and there will be some activities that would be best done with a partner. Grab your best friend or come alone and meet new friends. Join us for a lifetime experience.

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Introduction to Natural Health

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to promote wellness, balance and health in their daily lives. It will give you a basic understanding of the field of natural health. You will discover how to create and maintain a naturally healthy lifestyle and a healing environment. You will explore areas of natural health to include Naturopathy, Aromatherapy, nutritional healing, and body therapies.

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Karate

Introduces students to Japanese/Okinawa traditional karate and Kenpo Self-defense. Special attention is paid to anatomical and physiological aspects of techniques. The course presents a strong historical perspective of martial arts traditions. Students with different skill levels work together. Students will have an opportunity to earn nationally or internationally recognized ranks in martial arts.

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Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Do you want to lose weight and keep it off? Now you can! In this comprehensive course, you'll discover how to establish a healthy approach to weight loss and weight maintenance. You'll master how to set and achieve weight-loss and weight-maintenance goals that make sense for you.

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Midday Mechanics for Seniors

Come join the fun as we move to the music. Seated and standing cardio, strength and stretching exercises with a complete workout using hand weights and bands.

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Mind and Body: Experience Yoga

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Move and Groove! Make and Take!

Sit back, relax, and stretch. There's no reason to stress over mid-term or final exams in this course. Ivy Tech offers Mind and Body: Experience Yoga, a relaxing class that focuses on the basic postures and poses of one of the world's most popular forms of exercise. Use this course to learn and master the basics and, after you've completed the six-week schedule of classes, take what you know home to enjoy as a new, healthful hobby.

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NFPT Advanced Health and Fitness

In this NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers) course students will receive advanced concepts for achieving individualized health and fitness goals.

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NFPT Advanced Strength Training

In this NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers) course Students will learn concepts for growing muscle size and strength through basic and advanced training methodologies.

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NFPT Fitness and Nutrition

In this NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers) course students will learn the basic synergy between eating and fitness and why/how specific food consumption is crucial for providing energy for daily living, active lifestyles, and specific fitness goals.

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NFPT General Health and Fitness

In this NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers) course students will receive an introduction to general concepts for achieving individualized health and fitness goals.

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NFPT General Health and Fitness Pro

In this NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers) course students will receive a general health screening and engage in the review and assessment of proper exercise and aerobic prescription for achieving individual health and fitness goals.

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Personal Fitness Trainer Online

The Personal Fitness Trainer Online Training Program will give you the knowledge, skills, and abilities to implement a unique, medically based fitness model for your clients. Learn everything you'll need to know to become a confident, qualified personal trainer who clients clamor to work with. The American College of Sports Medicine has certified this curriculum, so you can trust that you're getting quality training from industry professionals.

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Pilates

Come and learn the 'Core' principles behind Pilates. This is a beginner level class emphasizing proper execution, posture and breathing of the essential Pilates exercises.

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Qigong Tai Chi

Qigong (or ch'i kung) is an internal Chinese meditative practice which often uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of qi within the human body, and enhance a practitioner's overall health. This course will teach the basics of breathing, movements and routines.

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Seniors Fit for Life

Stay strong with this body-sculpting senior workout program that's perfect for all fitness levels, and includes use of exercise bands, balls, bars, and dumbbells. Join us for a variety of exercises that are designed to increase muscular strength, balance, range of motion, agility, cardiovascular endurance, and to support the skills required for your daily life activities. We incorporate a chair into the workout for standing and seating support - enabling you to push yourself as far as you want. Bring a water bottle and be prepared to have a good time.

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Sustainable Weight Loss - Developing Your Personal Nutrition, Fitness
and Mental Plan for Success

95% of individuals who lose weight will gain it back and then some within one year! Over 60% of adults are obese or overweight. Our children are not far behind. We have an obligation to not only take care of ourselves, but also to set an example and teach the next generation how to care for their bodies. Typical weight loss plans employ unrealistic and cookie-cutter programming that can result in feelings of deprivation, significant hunger, lethargy, and muscle loss. Weight loss does not have to be miserable, and it can be accomplished permanently with an individualized approach that incorporates education and learning specifically what your body needs. Topics covered in class include: practical aspects of nutrition, weight loss and fitness; understanding the building blocks of nutrition for successful weight loss and meal planning; eating out and weight loss; developing your mindset for permanent weight loss.

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Tai Chi

Participate in this low-impact form of exercise and moving meditation. You will move in slow motion coordinating breathing with movement. This will lead to an overall feeling of well being while strengthening, toning, and stretching your body and your mind.

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Teen Strength Training

Students will learn concepts for growing muscle size and strength through basic and advanced training methodologies.

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Using Emotional Freedom Techniques for Weight Release

Weight loss is difficult to achieve and maintain. The main reason for this is that we don't change our thinking and feelings along with our bodies. Soon we revert back to old thinking patterns and we are eating too much again. In this 3-session workshop, participants will learn hot to use EFT for common self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors that make weight loss difficult. They will also learn how to use EFT to alleviate the emotions that lead to overeating. And they will learn how to nip cravings for their favorite junk food in the bud!

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Yoga

Come and learn basic hatha yoga. This is a beginner level class that will teach some basic yoga postures along with breathing techniques and relaxation.

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Yoga Pranayama

This course teaches the basics of a classical system of yoga called Pranayama. Pranayama is systematic deep breathing and relaxation techniques used to control the mind, strengthen the central nervous system and build a strong immune system.

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Zumba? Basic

Zumba? is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, which create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! This class format combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/fitness fashion to achieve a unique, blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Zumba? integrates some of the basic principles of aerobic, interval, and resistance training to maximize caloric output, cardiovascular benefits, and total body toning. The cardio-based dance movements are easy-to-follow steps that include body sculpting, which targets areas such as gluteus, legs, arms, core, abdominals and the most important muscle - the heart! Dancers and non-dancers alike immediately master a Zumba? class because you do not have to know how to dance to succeed at Zumba?. Classes are offered in two levels: Basic for high impact exercise and Gold for active older adults and beginners not used to exercising.

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Zumba? Gold

Zumba? is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, which create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! This class format combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/fitness fashion to achieve a unique, blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Zumba? integrates some of the basic principles of aerobic, interval, and resistance training to maximize caloric output, cardiovascular benefits, and total body toning. The cardio-based dance movements are easy-to-follow steps that include body sculpting, which targets areas such as gluteus, legs, arms, core, abdominals and the most important muscle - the heart! Dancers and non-dancers alike immediately master a Zumba? class because you do not have to know how to dance to succeed at Zumba?. Classes are offered in two levels: Basic for high impact exercise and Gold for active older adults and beginners not used to exercising.

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FOOD & COOKING

A Taste of Italy

This hands-on class is all about fresh pasta. Working together, we'll make fresh egg pasta, a variety of ravioli filling, and several sauces to create marvelous Italian fare. We'll add an Arugula salad dressed in Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Panna Cotta with a fresh fruit topping for dessert, and you'll have sampled a typical Trattoria meal.

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Appetizer

Students will learn basic food preparation and handling skills, knife skills, sanitation and basic safety. A strong emphasis will be placed on preparing appetizers for your upcoming holiday parties.

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Beer Appreciation

Come enjoy this introduction to Beer Appreciation and learn what makes beer a beer, how to taste, smell and appreciate the differences in beer, the history of beer, beer styles, making beer, beer business, and the myths about beer.

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Cheers! Brew Your Own

Home brewing is a rapidly growing hobby. Discover the basics of the craft of making beer: equipment, ingredients and their availability, methods, and recipes. You sample many types of craft lagers and ales and learn how to identify the style and describe the nuanced flavors. You are now ready to brew a few!

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Cheese Cake

With one simple and no-fail custard recipe, you can make infinite varieties of rich and decadent cheesecake. We'll make: mini Almond Joy cheesecakes with coconut and almonds in a chocolate crumb crust; turtle cheesecake with caramel, pecans, and chocolate sauce; and a refreshing lemon and blueberry cheesecake with a light lemon mousse topping and fresh berries.

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Chef Cooks for One or Two

Chef Gregory shares good basic cooking tips for yourself or couples. Using locally available products with a focus on budget and waistline, he leads you through shopping for best products to plating a delightful to look at and delectable to eat meal. Be prepared to take notes as he highlights techniques used during his tenure as a corporate chef and a personal chef. Sponsored by Columbus Area Arts Council. Instructor: Chef Jim Gregory, retired chef.

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Chilean Sea Bass

Build a summer feast around grilled Chilean Sea Bass. Class includes a salad of spring greens with a fresh herb dressing, a summer vegetable m?lange, and a lemon-almond tart for dessert.

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Classic Beef Wellington

Create the classic Beef Wellington, the traditional pan-roasted, seasoned tenderloin wrapped in a delicate flaky puff pastry, to make the perfect centerpiece for a celebratory meal.

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Classical Pastries and Chocolates

This course address classical French and European desserts, including the preparation of goods such as Napoleons, Gateau St. Honoree, petit fours and petit fours sec, gnashes, pastry creams and fillings, sauces, flans and tarts, and European sponges. This course also includes instruction in tempering of chocolates, molding, and chocolate Plastique, preparation of truffles, pastilage and marzipan, short dough's, and meringues. The student will be instructed in the latest preparation methods, innovative ideas for impressive plate presentations, and techniques that utilize specialized equipment and tools to make high-tech, novella creations.

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Cookie Decorating

You will learn to design and decorate your own beautiful cookies. With hands on, easy step by step instruction to create lovely holiday designs in delicious cookies.

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Cooking Class & Fat Tuesday

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez", let the good times roll! Sample and help prepare traditional Southern Louisiana cuisine for your "Fat Tuesday" festivities. This course will provide both hands-on cooking a long side a demonstration by Chef Joseph Strangis, Culinary Program Chair at Ivy Tech. Join him as he brings his New Orleans experience to "spice up" your Mardi Gras party and eat some of these "Big Easy" favorites.

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Cooking School: Lamb with Black Currant and Mint Sauce

Lamb makes for a delicious and easy meal any time of the year. Learn the essential techniques for preparing lamb with black currant and mint sauce, sweet potato/white potato terrine, pan-tossed spinach, mushroom and red onion m?lange, and a Bibb/romaine salad with ginger sesame dressing. This succulent dinner menu is pulled together with a simple almond and apricot tart.

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Cooking School: Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Chinese Five Spice

East meets west as we pair pan roasted duck breast with Chinese Five Spice with a rich roasted corn and tomato bisque and oven roasted vegetables and wild rice. A light dessert of puff pastry pear tart and ice cream tops off the menu.

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Cooking School: Pan Roasted Trout with Thai Marinade

One of the easiest methods for cooking fresh fish is in the oven. Learn the essential techniques for pan roasting fresh trout with Thai marinade complemented with potato onion and egg strata, and a salad of mixed greens with parmesan and basil dressing. This light dinner menu finishes off with a rich mascarpone and raspberry trout.

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Cooking School: Shrimp, Scallop & Crab in Puff Pastry Basket

This light menu combines the best of shellfish "shrimp, scallop and crab" in a delicate puff pastry. Paired with a fresh mixed green salad and double crusted lemon tart, you have the perfect brunch or light dinner fare.

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Cooking School: The Great American Steak Dinner

It's classic American fare as we prepare a delectable Black Angus strip steak with twice-baked potato, Caesar salad, and Corn O'Brien. Look for mom's favorite to top things off: American apple pie.

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Cooking Without Fats and Oils

This course will provide you with the fundamental skills necessary to identify and reduce or eliminate fat from your favorite dishes. Discover how to reduce fat without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Learn how to prepare broiled dishes, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious!

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Creative Bar-B-Q

Cooking Bar-B-Q is much more than just adding Bar-B-Q Sauce. There are things like charcoal vs. gas, smoking, choosing the right seasoning, choosing the right meat and more. In this out of the box class, learn the ABC's of grilling and preparing a full meal including appetizer, main course, side dishes and dessert, using BBQ or grilling techniques.

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Desserts

Students will learn basic food preparation and handling skills, knife skills, sanitation and basic safety. A strong emphasis will be placed on preparing a variety of holiday desserts for your upcoming holiday events.

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Desserts from Scratch

Students will learn basic dessert and dessert sauce recipes. The fundamentals learned in the class will allow for creative freedom in the kitchen and the ability to present the perfect end to the perfect meal.

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Dinner With Doug

Enjoy watching Chef Doug Van Epps prepare a full meal, and then enjoy eating it. The menu, which includes appetizer, main course, vegetable, and dessert, remains a tantalizing surprise.

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Many people believe that including a healthful diet in their routines is simply too expensive. But it doesn't have to be. Eating Healthy on a Budget gives participants insight into the healthy foods and recipes they can use while keeping their expenses at the grocery store to a minimum. Participants will learn to menu plan and shop, prepare balanced diets, familiarize themselves with options for growing food, and more.

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Everything Herb

A one night class for an education on the culinary arts and science of herbs. Learn how to use them in your cooking and why they taste the way they do. Also take home a sampling of herbs to start growing your herb garden.

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Everything Pasta

It's all about pasta. Learn to make ravioli, fettuccine, linguine and more. Experience the difference fresh pasta can make with a meal.

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Everything Soups

Explore soup classics such as French onion, bisque, cream of potato and more. Students will learn the basics of fresh soup preparation.

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Everything Spring

Take advantage of the early season and explore your options with Spring's bounty. Soups, salads, entrees, and desserts the garden never tasted so good!

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Everything Ukrainian Eggs

Once only made at Easter, Ukrainian Easter Eggs, or pysanky, are now made year round by people of varying sill levels all over the world - and they love it! It can be very addictive! Pysanky is the ancient Easter European art of egg decorating, of which the Ukrainians version is arguably most famous. The name comes from the verb to write, as you use a stylus (called kistka) to write with wax in the egg shell. Learn the history of pysanky and design and create your own egg art in one evening.

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Fall Fondant Decorations

Learn new techniques and ideas for all you upcoming fondant projects.

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Fondant Basics

This class introduces students to the basics of working with fondant, coloring it, basic borders and designs. Students will actually work with fondant in class.

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Fresh Pasta for Autumn

This hands-on class is all about fresh pasta. Working together, we'll make fresh egg pasta served with the classic Bolognese sauce and pumpkin ravioli in a cream sage sauce in celebration of autumn. We'll add an arugula salad dressed in Balsamic Vinaigrette and Panna Cotta with a fresh fruit topping for dessert.

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From Flour to Flaky Crust

Pie Master VanNatta demonstrates how to make the perfect pie crust. Then, it's your turn. Under his direction you learn to blend flour, shortening, add cold water, and get the feel of the dough as you mix and roll out your crust. Apples from VanNatta Orchard are provided for you to prepare the filling. Pop your pie in the oven, relax and chat as it bakes, and take home your masterpiece. (Please bring a mixing bowl, hand-held dough blender, rolling pin, paring knife, and pie dish. Hand-held dough blenders are available for sale for $5 if you do not have one. All other ingredients are provided.)

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Fundamentals of Baking

Students will learn basic science of baking. The fundamentals learned in the class will allow for creative freedom in the kitchen and the ability to create quality baked goods with what is on hand.

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Getting Your Kids to Eat Healthy

Start your kids off with healthy eating habits that will last them a lifetime a long and healthful lifetime. Children mimic the habits of adults, and beyond learning to eat well yourself, you can learn to successfully introduce healthy foods into your child's diet through Ivy Tech's course on Getting Your Kids to Eat Healthy. Designed for parents, grandparents, and caregivers, this class teaches you how to make healthy foods appealing to even the youngest and pickiest eaters.

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Gum Paste Flowers

This class will teach techniques for gum paste flowers for the beginner or experienced decorator.

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Gumbo

Lassez les bon temps rouler! Gumbo should be the national official food of February. We'll make a New Orleans-style feast of andouille sausage, shrimp, crayfish, and okra with rice and New Orleans style French bread, plated and served the Big Easy way with an appetizer of cornmeal breaded oysters with remoulade sauce!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day Dinner

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Chef O'Neill creates family favorites from his homeland of Ireland. His menu includes rack of lamb, cabbage cooked in Guinness, the classic Colcannon (mashed potatoes with fresh parsley), and Irish Soda Bread.

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Hearth Cooking Workshop

Step back in time at Pioneer Village in Spring Mill State Park for this unique experience. During the afternoon participants will be actively involved in learning techniques for cooking over an open fire and be able to sit at a table together to enjoy the dinner they have prepared. Pioneer recipes and cookbook will be provided. This session will include a one-hour guided stroll through Pioneer Village made up of the Gristmill, homes, gardens and shops.

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Holiday Classics

Chef O'Neill's shares his favorite holiday classics. His menu includes beef Wellington, Sweet potato-Carrot Fondant, Brussels sprouts au Gratin, and his favorite holiday dessert, Linzertort.

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Homemade Pizza

America's favorite food! We'll learn about and make three different styles of pizza from scratch using one simple dough recipe. Chicago style deep dish sausage pizza with the sauce on top Roman Style Pizza al Taglio - crisp medium crust pizza "margherita" with fresh tomato and fresh mozzarella Thin and crisp crust pizza Quattro Staggione - an Italian classic with black olives, prosciutto, mushrooms and artichoke.

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Icing on the 'Cup' Cake

Grandmas! Moms! Get a head start on the goblins as you learn to decorate a variety of fun to make and eat Halloween treats. Take home your treasures, too! Sponsored by Columbus Parks and Recreation.

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Juicing Nutritious and Delicious

Are you looking to maximize your nutritional intake through foods that taste delicious? You can have it all with juicing! Learn tricks of the trade to make juices palatable along with nutritional values. You taste and test and choose your favorite combination of juices. Instructor: Carolyn Behrman, nutritional consultant.

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Knife Skills

Would you love to able to use a knife to cut food like you've seen those great chef's on TV? Join our very own, Chef Strangis at Ivy Tech for a class to learn the proper technique for cutting, chopping, and dicing different types of foods.

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Label Reading 101

Take the mystery out of reading food labels and find out how to make wise, safe, and healthy choices in food selection. Learn to read between the lines and really understand what food labels tell you. Please bring a food label with you to class. Instructor: Carolyn Behrman, nutritional consultant.

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Luscious Lowfat Meals

Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! You'll learn how to ferret out fat in recipes, and discover how to reduce fat without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Learn how to prepare casseroles, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious!

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Marvelous Marshmallows

Think 'gourmet' marshmallows and sign up for this class. A demonstration of the making of this classic sweet is followed by you cutting and boxing up your own take-home batch along with the recipe. Salty Caramels, Chai Chili, and Strawberry Shake (just to name a few) are waiting for you to toast and taste. Chef Alexa was recently named an Indiana Artisan for her marshmallows. Instructor: Alexa Lemley, Executive Chef, Lemleys.

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Meal Time Express 30-Minute Cooking

Too busy to cook, join us for Meal Time! Express. Simple innovative recipes' that's prepared in 30 minutes or less from appetizers to desserts and everything in between.

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My Life In The Kitchen

Retired Cummins Executive Chef James Gregory shares his experiences from attending culinary school in Paris with Julia Child to cooking for the NATO generals in Paris after WWII. He talks about famous palates he has cooed for during his many exciting years in the culinary industry. Instructor: James Gregory, retired chef.

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Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year? Don't dread the holiday gathering - prepare for it like a professional caterer. Learn how to organize your menu and prep so you don't have to do anything at the last moment but make gravy and ring the dinner bell. Also, learn how to estimate how much food your guests will eat and how to change a recipe for the correct number of portions. Following these principles, we will prepare a traditional meal of Brined and Roasted Turkey with Sage-Rosemary Butter, Marinated Vegetable Platter, Old Fashioned Cornbread Dressing, World's Best Mashed Potatoes with Turkey Gravy, Crock Pot Green Beans with Ham Hocks, and Homemade Pumpkin Pie.

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Paella!

The classic dish of Southern Spain - beautiful buttery rice cooked with shrimp, clams, mussels, sausage, and chicken with saffron, peas and red sweet peppers. It's not only an entree, paella is an art form. Be prepared to eat seafood in the shell. Served with rustic bread, green salad, and caramel flan.

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Pasta - Cream, Butter and Cheese Based Sauces

Pasta is one of America's best-loved, most adaptable and affordable foods, yet most Americans are familiar with only three or four pasta sauces. Nearly every sauce we cook falls into one of eight families. Each sauce within a family, although they might differ widely in ingredients and final flavor, was produced with the same efficient method. Learn the method for these families to make literally thousands of delicious pasta sauces without being a slave to a recipe. "The True Alfredo," Pasta con Pancetta, Funghi, e Pepperoni - Pasta con Figs and Squash - Pasta con Pancetta, Mushrooms.

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Pasta Quickly Cooked Canned Tomato Sauces

Pasta is one of America's best-loved, most adaptable and affordable foods, yet most Americans are familiar with only three or four pasta sauces. Nearly every sauce we cook falls into one of eight families. Each sauce within a family, although they might differ widely in ingredients and final flavor, was produced with the same efficient method. Learn the method for these families to make literally thousands of delicious pasta sauces without being a slave to a recipe. Spaghetti Puttanesca - Pasta Salcicce e Pepperoni - Pasta con Italian Sausage and Peppers - Pasta Americana, all American.

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Pasta: Olive Oil Based Sauces

Learn to cook pasta like a restaurant chef! Learning eight basic pasta methods will enable you to cook literally hundreds of delicious sauces without a recipe. Also bake fresh focaccia bread, and learn how to pair your sauce with the best pasta shape. Aglio e Olio - the classic garlic, parsley and red pepper sauce Frutti Di Mare - Fresh Mussels, clams and shrimp Sicilian eggplant and pressed ricotta.

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Pasta: Broth Based Sauces

Learn to cook pasta like a restaurant chef! Learning eight basic pasta methods will enable you to cook literally hundreds of delicious sauces without a recipe. Also bake fresh focaccia bread, and learn how to pair your sauce with the best pasta shape. Wild mushroom and leek sauce with chives Spicy sausage and roasted peppers. Chicken, lemon, and sage butter sauce.

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Pasta: Pesto Sauces

Learn to cook pasta like a restaurant chef! Learning eight basic pasta methods will enable you to cook literally hundreds of delicious sauces without a recipe. Also bake fresh focaccia bread, and learn how to pair your sauce with the best pasta shape. Classic Genovese basil and pine nut pesto Pistachio and sage pesto with Locatelli Pecorino cheese Toasted walnut and sun dried tomato pesto with mint and goat cheese.

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Phyllo: What to do with Phyllo

How to work with delicate, exotic phyllo dough to make appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Phyllo triangle pies with spinach and cheese. Mediterranean chicken strudel pie in phyllo- Lemon and oregano scented chicken breast with feta cheese, kalamata olives, and roasted sweet red peppers is folded into an olive oil-brushed phyllo crust for a taste of sunny Greece. Fresh berry Napoleo.

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Polenta: Alternative Italian Starch

In areas of Italy, wheat pasta shares at least equal honor with corn in the form of Polenta. In this class we will make fluffy soft polenta, mold it in a bowl, slice it with a string and serve it with Italian sausage with sweet and sour peppers. Then we'll add cheese and chill what's left to make crispy fried polenta squares, which we'll sample with a rich porcini mushroom ragu. Served with a light salad and focaccia.

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Rack of Lamb

Enjoy a delicious menu that Chef O'Neill will prepare before your very eyes. His menu includes Roasted red pepper and squash soup, Rack of Lamb, Anna Potatoes, and a Spiced Almond Tart for dessert.

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Real Cooks Make Quiche

Get the scoop on America's favorite brunch dish. With one simple custard formula, we will make three delicious quiches: Classic Quiche Lorraine with Swiss cheese, bacon and onion in flaky pie crust; Miniature Mediterranean Spinach, Sundried Tomato and Feta Cheese quiche in Phyllo Shells; and Diced Country Ham with Saut?ed Onion and Sharp Cheddar in Puff Pastry Crust.

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Romantic Valentine Dinner

Come enjoy Valentine dishes that explore the inherent romance of great cooking. Create a seafood-filled, heart shaped puffed pastry with chocolate truffles for dessert. Bring your special Valentine and your appetite.

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Sandwiches of the Big Easy

Po' boys and Muffalettas are New Orleans' favorite sandwiches. Po' boys are special subs that come on the famous New Orleans French Bread, with toppings from fried seafood to sliced sandwich meat to roast beef and gravy. The muffaletta is an Italian hybrid on round bread, with layers of flavorful salami, ham, cheeses, and a tangy olive spread. We'll make fried shrimp and roast beef po' boys and a big muffaletta on homemade focaccia with a delicious homemade olive and vegetable spread, and serve them with Zapp's Gator Taters, chips straight from New Orleans!

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Seafood

Learn how to prepare a great seafood dinner by learning the basic principles of structure, handling, and cooking to utilize the many varieties of seafood.

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Seafood in Puff Pastry

In this 2-hour class you will be shown how to prepare a lobster, shrimp and scallop delicacy in a basket of puff pastry. Dinner will be served with a fresh salad and finished with dessert. If you love seafood, this is the class to take!

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Seafood in September

Chef O'Neill's fall menu starts with a crisp Caesar Salad, luscious seafood in puff pastry, roasted fall vegetables, and finishes with his classic Lemon tart for dessert.

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Seasonal Fall Vegetables

Ever wonder just what you're supposed to do with those funny squash that show up in produce areas in the fall? And what about all those varieties of apples? Find out how to make the best of their rich flavors. Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage Butter, Walnuts and Parmesan Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Basil Pesto Beautiful Baked Apple Dumplings with Dried Fruit Stuffing.

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Secrets of the Caterer

Catering is a business that has become very popular, especially for those who love to cook and plan parties. From weddings, to showers, to business parties, catering is a home-based business that gives the caterer an exciting and creative career. In this introductory course, you will learn how to put your cooking and party planning skills to work.

Learn the fundamentals of the catering business, how to cook for large crowds, organize your kitchen, manage your time, and work with clients. The course focuses on cooking skills every caterer needs, with an introduction to the business side of catering.

You'll also receive many unique and tested recipes that you can use to jump-start your business. Build your catering skills and begin a new and exciting career today.

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Soups, Stocks, and Sauces

Sample and help prepare the best-of-best stocks, soups and sauces in this 3-part class taught by Jeff Maiani, well-known Chef at the downtown Columbus restaurant, and Bistro 310.

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Spring Treasury of Baking Ideas

This 3-session class looks to spring for fresh baking ideas. The first session features Candy EASY, delicious candy! Session two will focus on cakes & cookies with creative ideas for special occasions, as well as everyday treats. Session three offers sweet & savory quick breads, basic and fancy, appropriate for meals and snacks. There will be demonstrations, lots of tasting, and a load of recipes for you to take home.

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Summer Grilling

The students will be shown various outdoor cooking methods including BBQ, Grilling, Hot and Cold Smoking. They will be introduced to the various hardwoods and methods of cooking over charcoal and stone.

The student will apply the basic principles of sanitation and safety in the foodservice operation. Students will apply the fundamentals of basic food theory and skills to prepare and present specialty foods.

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Sushi

Learn to use a bamboo mat to make sushi rolls with safe, cooked ingredients: California rolls with cucumber, avocado and cream cheese, Krab rolls, seaweed salad rolls and more!

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Tapas

In this class we will explore the Spanish-style appetizers that have become so popular in bars all over the country. Roasted almonds with rosemary and cracked black pepper, salt-boiled potatoes with garlicky charmoula sauce, marinated olives with cumin and burnt orange, homemade crostini, and Manchego cheese with guava jelly.

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Taste of Asia Class

Students will learn basic food preparation and handling skills, knife skills, sanitation and basic safety. A strong emphasis will be placed on preparing recipes focused on Asian cuisine.

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Taste of Latin America

Students will learn basic food preparation and handling skills, knife skills, sanitation and basic safety. A strong emphasis will be placed on preparing recipes focused on Latin American cuisine.

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Taste of the Mediterranean

Students will learn basic food preparation and handling skills, knife skills, sanitation and basic safety. A strong emphasis will be placed on preparing recipes focused on Mediterranean cuisine.

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Tiered Cakes 101

Learn how to stack cakes with or without pillars and avoid the common mistakes.

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Winter Soups to Warm the Heart

Warm up winter by learning how to make hearty soups that satisfy the appetite and the eye. Chef O'Neill, with a few powerful techniques, helps you prepare a variety of soups and chowders to please the whole family.

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Wok - Velveting and Fried Rice

Learn the ancient Chinese secret of velveting meat to make it extra tender and flavorful. We'll create delicious pork fried rice with velveted pork, and Thai fried rice with shrimp.

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FOOD & COOKING - WINE

Home Wine Making

Home winemaking is a fascinating, creative and enjoyable hobby - and one which has very few limits. Course fees include equipment, juices, materials, and instruction for step-by-step home wine production. At the end of the last class, each student will take home one case (12 bottles) of wine.

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Wine and Food Pairing for Summer Foods

Food and wine pairing centers on balance and harmony between flavors, textures, intensity and taste. In this class you will learn sophisticated wine and food matching tips from our experts Jan Bugher, wine professional and Joseph Strangis, Culinary Program Chair at Ivy Tech.

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Wine Appreciation

This course will present information about wine; its history, how it is made, the various types of grapes and regions, how to pair wine with food, and how to serve wine. The class will also cover beer styles. Through tastings, students will develop an appreciation of wines from all over the world and learn criteria by which wines are evaluated. In addition, they will learn principles of pairing food with wind and how to confidently select wines in retail or restaurant settings.

  1. What is wine, how is it made, history of wine, how to evaluate wine
  2. Wines of North America, wine regions and varietal's
  3. Wines of France, wine regions and varietal's, Champagne
  4. Wines of Italy, wine regions and varietal's
  5. Wines of Germany and Austria, Wines of Spain and Portugal, wine regions and varietal's, Sherry and Port
  6. Wines of Southern Hemisphere: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, wine regions and varietal's
  7. Beer: how it is made, styles
  8. Pairing Food with Wine and Beer, Serving Wine

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Wine Appreciation Overview

Through tastings, you learn principles of pairing food with wine, develop an appreciation of wines from all over the world, and discuss criteria by which wines are evaluated.

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Wine Supper at Story Inn

Do you prefer fine wines from the Old World or New? Are they really different? Find out in our mini-seminar during which you'll sample common grape varietal wines from Europe and the United States and indicate a preference. After the blind tasting you'll enjoy a 'locavore' gourmet dinner of Indiana-produced foods accompanied by prize-winning Indiana wines in a paean to the Hoosier State. Course fee includes wine tasting, dinner, and gratuities.

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Winemaking as a Hobby

Students will learn the advantages to making your own wine at home, how to properly select equipment, fruit or grain, start yeast, sterilize equipment, control alcohol levels and wine flavor. Students will learn how to safely handle, store and bottle wine. General wine terminology and safety precautions is also covered.

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GARDENING

Beginning Vegetable Gardening

Have you always wanted to grow fresh vegetables, but didn't know where to start? In this class you will learn the basics of growing fresh vegetables along with soil, fertilizers, pest control and crop rotation. You will plan a small vegetable garden and learn sowing and harvesting times. Take home starter vegetables and seeds to make your planned garden come to life.

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Bring Your Garden to New Levels

Learn to build and grow in your own raised garden bed. Take away many gardening challenges by planting flowers, vegetables or herbs in a raised bed. Mix your own soil to get bad dirt out and rich composted soil in. Take with you some starts to plant your own raised bed. See an example of how to build your own.

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Container Gardens that Glow

Ever see a beautiful container garden and wonder how they do that? You will develop the tricks of plants that grow well together and fill a container in a short time. Bring a 10" to 14" in diameter container from home and fill it with an ALL season arrangement. Plus you will learn to mix the soil with proper fertilizer and care for container gardening.

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Divide and Conquer

An effective flower garden requires attention to dividing perennials and propagating new plants each fall. Proper transplanting will reduce shock and encourage new growth. Several new starter plants will be available to take home.

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Forcing Bulbs for Winter Bloom

Chase away the winter blues by learning to force bulbs, like tulips and hyacinths to bloom indoors in late winter. You will also learn the proper care and planting of outdoor bulbs as well as Christmas decorative bulbs, like Amaryllis. Bring a medium flower pot form home and take home potted bulbs ready to grow. You will also pot paperwhites in a container provided.

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Gardening for the Challenged Gardner

Would you love to have lush green plants, but find you have no time or knowledge to care for them? Learn how to choose plants that can almost take care of their selves. There will be a demonstration of planting a trough flower garden. Take home easy care perennial and plants to make your own carefree garden.

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Growing Plants for Fun and Profit

Turn your love of plants into an enjoyable and profitable home business. Learn how to grow and market plants on a small scale without major capital investment. In an area as small as 1000 sq. ft., you can generate thousands of dollars worth of plant material in a single growing season. This course is your practical guide to licensing, site preparation, equipment, how and where to find supplies, how to select and produce plants appropriate to your climate zone, how to produce quality material and, most importantly, how to market your product.

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Home Gardening Basics

This course will teach the basics of starting your own home garden. From soil testing and preparation, to selection of seeds, natural pesticides, edible landscape, open container and boxed container gardens, planting and cultivating and more.

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Indiana Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener training program is a 12-week series held at Ivy Tech Community College. Its purpose is to teach people more about growing plants and to more effectively extend information related to plants. Its specific aim is to provide information and technical assistance in the areas of gardening and home horticulture through the use of trained and certified volunteers.

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Putting Your Garden To Bed

Preparing for a successful 2011 garden requires attention and improvements in 2010. This program will outline how to plan for 2011 pest management issues. The program will outline successful methods to amend garden soil and techniques for composting. The program will assist participants in getting a jump start to the 2011 gardening season.

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Sustainable Gardening

We Americans are about 4% of the world's population, but we consume about 20% of the world's petroleum and similar proportions of other resources. Meanwhile, populations of songbirds, fireflies, frogs, and many other wild creatures are dwindling, both locally and worldwide. Learn how some of the landscape could look, including a return to some gardening standards of past decades.

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Terror In The Garden

Learn what you can do to prevent the spread of pests as well as protect your landscape from them. You are introduced to pests on the 'Most Wanted' Invasive Plant Pest List. The pests include exotic species, invasive species, and pests regulated by state or federal laws. The pests may or may not be present in the state of Indiana yet have the potential to threaten the state's plant resources, whether cultivated or natural plant communities or other natural resources.

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Universal Gardening

Soil testing, planning your garden, purchasing seeds, equipment, starting seeds indoors, proper planting techniques, container gardening, vegetable gardening, culinary herb gardening, flower gardening, water gardening, summer gardening, raised bed gardening, plant diseases, insect pests, other pests, marketing & eating your produce, preparations for fall.

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Water Gardening

Envision the beauty and peacefulness of water gardening to enhance your landscaping and home oasis. It can be done in a container or full scale pond. This course will exam time, budget, maintenance and your dreams.

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GENEALOGY

Beginning Genealogy

In this course, students will receive an introduction to genealogy, including learning how to conduct genealogical research. Students will learn the best places to search for their family history, why it is important to trace their origins, and why some records are more difficult to locate than others. Students will also learn how to gather documentation to increase the accuracy of their family records.

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Genealogy Basics

Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You'll develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You'll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Was it truth or goof? Where's the proof? Find out why close counts not only in horseshoes, but also in hunting your heritage.

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Researching Your Roots: Online Genealogy

Wondering more about from where your ancestors came? Chances are good that you can find information about them on the World Wide Web. Start a family tree, search census records, and recreate your ancestry through Ivy Tech's Research Your Roots: Getting Started With Online Genealogy course. As part of the Computers & Technology series, this course teaches individuals the fundamentals of researching and documenting their family histories by utilizing a variety of tools and resources easily available online.

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Tracing Your Roots at the Indiana State Library

This course will be held on-site at the Indiana State Library. Students will receive a tour of the Family History and Genealogy records area of the library, and then will be able to do research on their own guided by the course instructor. Students will participate in a general discussion and question/answer session following the tour, and will have library staff, and the experienced instructor available to assist them in their research and answer their questions.

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GREEN-ENVIRONMENT

Anatomy of the Human Energy System: Chakras and Auras

Scientific research shows we are a delicate energy system, and daily experiences impact the flow and balance of chakras, spinning cones of energy, and auras, luminous fields that become congested by our day-to-day "baggage". Energetic imbalances and congestion influence our moods, attitudes, perception, and our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being. Participants will learn about chakras and auras; useful techniques to facilitate energy flow for tension relief and relaxation; and enjoy guided chakra-balancing meditations to clear toxic energies collected in stressful work or home environments.

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Bartholomew County REMC

Take an intimate tour of the new Bartholomew County REMC Headquarters, a building designed to meet the requirements to become LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified. Highlights include the characteristics that make it a 'green' building, its design to blend in with the landscape, an arts component, and the steps taken in the LEED certification process. Sponsored by the Columbus Area Arts Council.

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Energy Matters

Join with speakers from Energy Matters Community Coalition for an in-depth examination of the challenges of climate change and how to turn things around through smart public and private energy choices. Listed below are topics of each of three sessions.

Session 1: Global Climate Change and the National Agenda
Instructors: Barry Kastner and Sam Geckler

Session 2: Indiana's Long Road to Becoming a Climate-Friendly State
Instructor: Sam Geckler

Session 3: Columbus as a Cool City
Instructors: Art Hopkins and Barry Kastner

We Americans are about 4% of the world's population, but we consume about 20% of the world's petroleum and similar proportions of other resources. Meanwhile, populations of songbirds, fireflies, frogs, and many other wild creatures are dwindling, both locally and worldwide. Learn how some of our current gardening practices contribute to both of these problems. Glimpse how a truly life-affirming landscape could look, including a return to some gardening standards of past decades.

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Going Green at Home

You'll learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by making simple changes that benefit the environment and your own health.

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Green is Not New: Learn From the Native Americans

Step back to the wonderful "green" environment that Native Americans would have lived in, believing that we belong to the earth, the earth does not belong to us. Hear how this was possible and what we can learn from them now 10,000 years later. By viewing legally obtained artifacts you examine how the Woodland Indians lived a natural and peaceful "green" existence - Hoosier Style!

Instructor: Bob Welsch, retired science teacher and Native American historian

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Increasing Your Home's Energy Efficiency

There's a lot you can do around your home to be reduce your impact on the environment and save money. Increasing Your Home's Energy Efficiency will teach you the tips and tricks to greatly increase your home's energy efficiency and save you some much-needed cash along the way. Topics of discussion include what to change in your home as seasons change, how to audit and monitor energy usage, simple tasks to decrease energy usage, and calculating cost savings with energy efficiency.

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Reduse, Reuse, Recycle, Compost

Learn why we need to preserve our local landfill and the simple, or not-so-simple, things that can be done to help. You receive information on backyard and vermi-composting, recycling, reuse, and source reduction.

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The Basics of Green Technology

The Basics of Green Technology is an introductory course designed to teach the fundamental concepts of alternative energy production, use and consumption. Focusing on homeowners, consumers and the non-professional, the course is for the audience that has little knowledge about alternative energy systems but wants to learn more. The ultimate goal of the course is to provide enough information that individuals can make better informed decisions about public and governmental policy decisions, about which types of alternative energy systems may be utilized in their own homes or businesses, as well as the benefits and cost effectiveness as it relates to the environment.

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The Recycle Center

Reduce, reuse, recycle - these may be the three most important words for the future of our planet. As part of Ivy Tech's Sustainable Environment series, this course teaches participants the many tips and tricks to live more efficiently and save money, as well as the options for starting a home recycling program. Topics of discussion include the definitions and terminology associated with living green, recyclable waste, and options for setting up a home recycling plan.

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HISTORY

A Tour of Camp Atterbury

Originally a World War II military base, Camp Atterbury is now Indiana's premier training and mobilization site for all branches of the United States military, the Army reserve, and the Indiana National Guard. This 30,000-acre camp has deployed 50,000 troops in support of the global war on terrorism. Depending on training schedules, you visit the museum, simulated Iraqi village, and dog search and rescue training facilities. You rub elbows with soldiers while eating in the Mess Hall.

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American History: The Roosevelts

This course looks at the Roosevelts, including Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and other figures in the family that dominated American politics for the first half of the twentieth century.

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Ancient Peoples: The Philistines

This course looks at the people known as the Philistines, through historical and archaeological evidence. A broader look at the their origins, as potential peoples from elsewhere in the eastern Mediterranean, will also be addressed.

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British Royal History: The Age of Victoria

In royal history, few figures match the dominance of Victoria over her age, and none (so far) have matched her longevity on the throne. Victoria's children and grandchildren filled the thrones of Europe, while her name became synonymous with a certain kind of society and morality. Learn more about this unexpectedly colorful person and era that defined much, not only in Britain, but in the world.

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British Royals: The Normans

This 4-part course looks at the period of British history around the time of the Norman Conquest, led by William, Duke of Normandy. Focusing particularly on the many royal figures - English, French and others - who had a stake in the outcome of the invasion, it explores many of the religious and social concerns of the medieval period, as well as issues that influenced consolidation by the Normans.

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Come Fly with Me

What part did Columbus play in the World War II, Korea, and Vietnam air encounters? Start with a visit to the new Bruce Dalton Media Center of the Atterbury-Bakalar Air Force Museum. Then tour the museum's collection of photos, models, and personal artifacts from 1942-1972. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Jeanne Lewellen Norbeck Memorial Chapel.

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Dysfunctional Presidents

The first Presidents born in the 20th century were very different personalities whose careers intersected over several years. Sometimes allies, often rivals, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Milhous Nixon put their imprint on the Presidency. All were brilliant men, but flawed in ways that put the country - and their own legacies - at risk. You explore their achievements and failures and speculate on two 'what if' questions about the elections of 1960 and 1968. Instructor: Bob Pitman, a walking encyclopedia on presidential history.

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Fort Quiatenon and the Feast of the Hunter's Moon

Fort Quiatenon and the Feast of The Hunter's Moon, is a two part overview course that provides insight into the Native American history of the region and information about the establishment of the event and its existence today. The course is presented Joseph Bartlett (one of the founders of the Feast) in two 3-hour sessions. The first session will take place in the classroom and the second will take place at the Feast as part of a guided tour. Admission tickets for the Feast are included in the course cost.

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Historic New Harmony

Historic New Harmony's unique history is on display. This community, the site of two experiences in communal living, is a tribute to the following two societies as well as a vibrant and living community today. New Harmony, Indiana was founded in 1814 by the Harmony Society, a communal group originally from Germany with their first destination in Harmony, Pennsylvania. Ten years later the communal group settled on 20,000 acres in Indiana Territory on the banks of the Wabash River. After the Harmony society left the site, Robert Owen and William Maclure created a 'New Moral World' based on culture and education. This course will provide an insight into Early Community Living (ECL); what the Harmonists found when they came to Indiana Territory; how they carved a life from the wilderness; and also discuss the forward thinking ideas of the Owen/Maclure Community. This unique step back into time will include four demonstrations: open hearth cooking, rope making, candle dipping and butter churning.

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History of a Troubled Land - Palestine

In this four session class, you examine the background of a small piece of land on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea - Palestine. The Hebrews migrated to this land in 17th Century B.C.E. until David and Solomon ruled an independent nation from the thirteenth until the tenth century B.C.E. From the eighth century B.C.E. until the first century C.E., the conquerors - Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks and Romans - came in successive waves, each leaving their mark. From the seventh to the tenth century, the battle between Islam and Christianity took place. And lastly, you focus on the background for the battle of a Jewish State and its reestablishment during in the 20th Century.

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Life Along the River: Ancient Egypt

Egypt was one of the world's first superpowers, with a civilization that stretches back to the earliest period of recorded history. From the riddle of the Sphinx to the secrets of the Pyramid, the last remnants of the ancient Wonders of the World, Egypt has much to tell us, some of which we are just uncovering.

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Lincoln Letters

In this reader's theater production, the lives and marriage of Abraham and Mary Lincoln are depicted. Using their letters, speeches, and spoken words, you gain an understanding of who they were as individuals and as a family. Feel the drama and raw emotion as he struggles with the state of the government and she, known as a storm center, copes with family issues. This insightful portrayal makes history come alive.

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Music of Ancient and Medieval Civilizations

This is a course in both music history and musical styles that will primarily focus on the development of ancient through Western Medieval music. Topics will range from addressing issues related to the role of music and musicians in society to fundamental musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm, and form. All topics will be approached from an aural point of view and development of active listening skills will be stressed. No previous background in music is required.

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Relive the 1940's

Journey through the decade that changed America forever. Participants will engage in lively discussions prompted by viewing a brief 'Reminisce' documentary which will transport us back to a time of tremendous challenge and unparalleled accomplishments. We will share in the personal stories, photos and home movies of everyday people, all woven together into a portrait of America during a historic transformation.

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Remember the Ladies

This is what Abigail Adams told husband John when he reported on the development of the U.S. Constitution. The ladies were largely ignored in the Constitution, but many of our First Ladies have been very unforgettable. Why was Mrs. R.B. Hayes called 'Lemonade Lucy'? Why did Jane Pierce spend her White House years secluded in a darkened upstairs bedroom? Why was Ida McKinley always seated next to her husband at White House functions? Learn the answers to these questions along with the instructor's ranking of our most influential first ladies.

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Royal History: The Georges of England

What better figure to talk about than a king named George? Actually, there were several Georges in a row, of which George III was but one. We'll cover them all, plus William and a few other figures. Why did the British go to Germany for their royals? Join us and find out!

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Stone Soup

Become an early pioneer for awhile and help cook stone soup over a wood fire in a large iron kettle at the historic Breeding Farm. As the soup simmers in chicken stock, you take a guided tour of the farm house, visit the Reeves collection of farm machinery, and enjoy the reading of Stone Soup, a children's book by Ann McGovern, and several nonsense poems. Please bring one cup or more of washed and sliced, diced, or julienne vegetables. Inside seating for inclement weather is available. Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Historical Society.

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Stories from the 911 Emergency Call Center in Columbus on June 7, 2008

This overview of what happened on the day of the 2008 flood and how it affected our county is shared by the man at the helm of the 911 Emergency Call Center. While managing hundreds of 911 calls, he also dealt with his own severely flooded house.

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The History of Islam

Islam, the religious faith of Moslems, has grown in followers worldwide since its founding in 7th Century Arabia. But what are the core beliefs of this religion? How has it evolved from its origins to the present day? How have forces like the Crusades and the Ottoman Empire shaped its practice? This 5-part class explores these and other fundamental questions about this fascinating religion.

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The History of the American Battle Rifle

This course will look at the history and evolvement of the American Battle Rifle. The course will start after the Civil War and begin by looking at the Springfield Trapdoor rifle, followed by the 30-40 Krag. The course will move into the Springfield 1903 and then the M1 Garand. The course will mention the M1 .30 Carbine and the M14 and M16.

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The War to End All Wars: World War I

America initially resisted being involved in the European conflict, but then got involved to make the world safe for democracy. World War I left a legacy that shaped the rest of the twentieth century. Learn about the causes of the war, the aftermath, and why we still live in the shadow of the war that didn't end all wars.

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Tour the 1884 Ruddick Nugent House

Originally, a bright yellow Queen Anne, the historic Ruddick-Nugent house was remodeled to its current style after the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Now an elegant B&B, the current owners modernized the property to preserve the period ambiance. Eclectic objects of art collected while serving in the Peace Corp and other travels are displayed throughout the house. Extensive landscaping welcomes visitors. Light refreshments are served.

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Turkeys, Vacant Chairs, and Abraham Lincoln: Thanksgiving Traditions

Learn about the history of the Thanksgiving holiday, particularly in the nineteenth century and the momentous years of the Civil War. Did the Pilgrims really eat turkey? Why and how did Abraham Lincoln promote feasting and family in the midst of sectional conflict? Why did Franklin Roosevelt try to change the date of Thanksgiving?

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Uncovering the Truth in History & World Events, Book & Video Series

Uncovering the Truth in History & World Events, Book & Video Series is a group of classes offered through the Community Education Department at Ivy Tech Community College that are designed to both entertain and enlighten people who are interested in learning more about politics, history, psychology and sociology but are either not wanting the traditional format or remember, from their own educational experiences, just how uninspiring high school and college survey classes were.

Making use of modern scholarly work, popular television & movies, and a variety of other sources, in a classroom setting of lecture and discussion (heavy on the discussion), and an environment that promotes free thought, free speech and mutual respect for various opinions, attitudes and belief systems, the series is designed to expose students to a new way of learning and sharing ideas. Methods that not only promote and encourage self learning, but open mindedness and an understanding that our differences are what make the world a special place rather than being justification for hatred, racism and intolerance.

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World War II: Homefront USA, Evansville's Finest Hour

The focus of this course is Homefront USA, with the focus on Evansville's role in World War II. Discussion points will include Evansville's numerous war industries, how the war affected local culture, the Evansville WW II media, and the FBI shipyard spy investigation. Analogies to Evansville today will be discussed. Background will include: the Third Reich, and America's attempt to avoid war. Several speakers will address the class including local WW II veterans, Rosie-the-Riveters, and local experts on WW II Evansville.

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HOBBIES

Beginning Bridge

This course is designed to introduce you to the basics of Bridge card playing. Discover tips and techniques with emphasis on the bidding process in Bridge with some play opportunities.

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Beginning Coin Collection

The students will study the hobby of Numismatics (coin collecting). Participants will explore the hobby from what to collect, where to find coins, how to evaluate coins, how to preserve coins, and other aspects of the hobby.

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Gun Maintenance

Do you know how to clean and maintain your firearms? Do you know how often you should clean your gun? What kind of gun cleaning solution and gun oil should you use? All of these questions and many more will be answered to your satisfaction at the Gun Maintenance class. In this class we will talk about the cleaning supplies that are needed and how they should be used to maintain your gun in good working order and also preserve the value of your gun. Using the wrong gun cleaning gear can actually cause damage to your expensive firearm, so do not make the same common mistakes that many gun owners make while attempting to clean and maintain their firearms. We will help you to select the gun cleaning gear for your gun cleaning kit and will also help you to decide which gun cleaner best suits your needs.

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How to Select the Right Firearm

You have made the decision to purchase your first firearm, but do you know what you should buy and where to buy it? It is important to know the reason for the gun purchase. Do you want a gun so you can protect your home and family? Do you want a gun that you can carry for personal defense purposes? Or maybe you just want to purchase a gun so you can go shooting at a gun range for the fun of it. Also, should you buy a new gun or a used gun? This class will help you determine the reason for your gun purchase and then we will help you decide what kind of gun will be best for your individual needs. We will help guide you so that you purchase a quality firearm, one that will last you a lifetime, and will be safe for you and your family to use. You will learn about the laws concerning a gun purchase, where to purchase a gun, and about how much it will cost for the gun of your choice.

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It's Magic!

Join a professional entertainer and illusionist for a delightful journey through the world of magic and learn some of the secrets of today's entertainers. Enjoy a short performance and learn a trick you can do at home. (Please bring a new deck of cards and a small non-white hand towel.). Instructor: Travis Easterling, professional magician.

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The Basics of Geocaching

This course will introduce students to the hobby of Geocaching. It will explain how to use a GPS to find a geocache as well as explain some of the common terminology and use of the geocaching website. Students will practice finding geocaches as well as running queries to be able to put together a list of geocaches in other areas.

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What's a Wii? Take This Class, Then Talk to the Grandkids!

How would you like to bowl, ski, play tennis, or even drive a race car - all from the comfort of your living room? Plan to surprise young ones in your family by asking them about their favorite Wii game. Wii (pronounced "wee") is an electronic, interactive game device that can be projected on a television. It's the new rage with young and old alike. See the demonstrations - then it's your turn!

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HOME IMPROVEMENT

Decks and Patios

Students will learn the process of building decks and patios through explanation of available materials to build with and advantages of each. Students will observe a hands on approach to how a deck and patio are constructed, how they are supported, and how to protect them from the elements. Students will be introduced to mixing concrete and mortar, and the basics of building forms for concrete and framing with and cutting lumber. Students will learn how to get started from drawing plans and estimating and obtaining materials to build with.

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Door and Window Installation

Students will be instructed in the art of installing doors and windows, including where to most effectively place doors and windows in a home, how to replace existing windows and doors or install new ones. Proper insulation and trim around windows and doors, and tools required to do the job will be covered in this course.

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Drywall

Students will be taught installation and repair of drywall and how to install and repair drywall. Students will learn the tools and procedures needed for installation and repair of drywall, selection and purchasing of effective tools, products and estimating projects.

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Floor Installation

Students will be introduced to the installation of floors, covering in detail how to properly prepare a slab or sub floor, install linoleum, ceramic floor tile, VCT tile, laminate and hard wood flooring. The instructor will also cover estimating need, installation and care of flooring, learning what tools are needed and how to use them, and transitioning from one floor type to another with the use of thresholds.

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Home Defense Seminar

This seminar covers all the things that you can do to make your home or apartment less of a target for burglars and home invaders. You have worked hard for your possessions and you do not want to come home and discover that someone has broken-in and taken your stuff. What is worse is to be home and have someone break-in. What can you do in a situation like that? Do you know what the law is? Do you know what is legal and not legal as far as your response is concerned? Over the years, Guy Minnis, the Director of Training with Hard Target, worked for the Evansville Police Department and the vast majority of his police career he worked as a detective investigating

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Home Electricity 1

Students will be introduced to basic home wiring, learn basic electrical safety, and gain hands on experience wiring 120 volt receptacles, switches, lights, fans. Review of properly stripping wire and using appropriate connections will also be discussed.

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Home Electricity 2

Students will be taught basic 120 and 240 volt electrical safety and installation of wiring circuits which includes des wiring, 3-way switches, lighting circuits, dimmer switches and 240 volt circuits which include dryers, hot water heaters and electric ranges. Students will be shown how to recognize proper selection of wire and materials, and how to properly strip and connect wire and cable to make safe connections. Hands on experience installing electrical circuits from the breaker panel to the point of use will be covered.

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Home Energy Auditing

The Home Energy Auditing Class is a hands-on course that will teach you how to evaluate your energy usage and eliminate waste. Students will use hand-held watt meters to measure the amount of energy appliances use, and translate the findings into what really matters - total energy costs per year. In addition to locating electrical energy losses, students also will use a blower door to detect and fix drafts in a house. The class will detail the difference between what homeowners can do themselves that are low-cost or no-cost fixes, what a professional should be hired to do, and what probably is not necessary to fix at all. Finally, you also will learn how window ratings affect their performance. You'll learn how to compare windows based on their U-factor, R rating, insulation, and return on investment. This hands-on class can pay for itself many times over as you reduce your energy usage and help your friends and relatives reduce their energy use as well.

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Home Maintenance and Repair

Interior Repair and Maintenance will be covered including paint and decorating, hinging curtain and blinds, replacing electrical switches, and laying carpet and linoleum as well as exterior subjects including cleaning gutters and patching driveway cracks.

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Home Painting

Students will be introduced to interior and exterior home painting, prepping walls and ceilings to be painted, repair small holes, stains and scratches, properly select paint, and estimate how much you will need. Students will learn which tools are needed for home painting, as well as tips to make home painting an enjoyable experience.

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Home Plumbing

Students will be taught basic home plumbing, and exposed to installation and repair of plumbing systems such as toilets, faucets, and drains. Students will have hands on experience working with copper, plastic and iron pipe and fittings. Water flow principles and the use of valves in systems will be explained.

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Home Skills For Teens

Learn basic skills at this fun workshop designed just for teens. We will cover small engine repair, home skills, and grilling basics.

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Interior Design: Creating a Peaceful Outdoor Room
Sitting comfortably with friends or family in the backyard on a cool summer evening, with a warm fire and dinner sizzling on the grill, is pure pleasure. It is also the precise reason why people are turning their yards and decks into inviting outdoor living spaces. Join Jan Banister, Interior Design Program Chair, in this delightful workshop to learn the basics of creating a beautiful outdoor room.
Interior Design - Tools of the Trade

In these challenging economic times, what are the concepts and resources available to professional interior designers that you can utilize for your living and working spaces? From the "big picture" of planning to the small details, learn how to create timeless rooms that are functional, inspiring and personal. Or maybe Interior Design is your passion and your new career!

Module 1 - Floor Plan/ Space Plan/ Furniture Function and Style
Module 2 - Lighting/ Electrical/ Flooring
Module 3 - Color/ Textiles/ Wall Treatments
Module 4 - It's All in the Details

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Make your Kitchen and Bath User Friendly

Older adults with mobility limitations can often maintain a reasonable level of independence by improving the accessibility of their homes, especially in the areas of general circulation, kitchen, and bathroom. Discover simple and affordable ways to modify these primary areas in your home to enhance accessibility. Instructor: Jan Banister, interior designer.

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Re-Purposing Your Furniture and Great Finds

Learn professional tips, secrets and tricks to re-purposing many of the household items you own as well as updating vintage finds from antique shops and garage sales. Learn about various paints and how to apply them, as well as updating items with affordable ideas such as simply changing hardware and fabrics. Additionally, learn basics of quick-fix wiring chandeliers to hanging pictures and mirror frames. Included are ideas on color choices and versatility of basic furniture items.

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Techniques in Interior Decorating

This course will cover the basic principles and techniques of interior decorating. An overview of color, texture, scale, and balance, and ways that these principles can be applied to any room, will be given. Students will learn various elements of design and how to apply those elements to multiple different spaces in their home.

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Weatherproofing a Home

Students will be introduced to many ways to make your home more efficient such as installing insulation, sealing gaps and cracks, stopping drafts, and replacing door and window seals. Instruction will be given on how shrubbery, trees and home site orientation can reduce heating and cooling bills, and what products are available for use and how to properly use them.

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KIDS

Adventure and Imagination Summer Science Camp for Middle School Students

Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast offers an exciting journey this summer to middle school students into the world of math, science and engineering. Students will have the opportunity to engage in exciting adventures with a focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

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Archaeology for Kids

Do you like to dig in the dirt? Find things that are lost? Put pieces together? Figure out stories from clues? Learn about the past? These are all things archeologists do - maybe you're one, too! Archeology is tons of dirt-digging, story-telling, mystery-solving fun. Come join us and dig in!

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College for Kids

Hands-on activities in the morning are geared toward learning, while Kid City activities in the afternoon get kids up and moving. Both programs let kids be kids and encourage participants to have fun while trying new things.

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Forensics Camp for 7th and 8th graders not reviewed.

This is one full day of forensics for 7th and 8th grade students. Students will become a detective and work with fellow "investigators" to determine who killed Henry Ward in a hit and run car accident almost 100 years ago. Students will work together to solve this crime by utilizing various cross-curricular techniqus such as blood typing, forensic anthropology, fingerprint analysis, impression analysis for tires and shoes, hair analysis, blood spatter and DNA evidence.

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Infant and Toddler Social Emotional Series for Continuing Education

Infant and Toddler Social Emotional Series identifies the importance of teaching social emotional skills while understanding children behavior, social and emotional milestones and temperaments.

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Kids Exploring Science

Sixth grade students, either incoming for next year or outgoing for this year may participate in this four, 1/2 day camp. Areas explored will be science, technology, rocketry, and forensics. Many "hands-on" activities will cover all four topics. A tour of Grissom Air Museum will be accompanied by building and launching their own rocket. Technology will explore the world of electricity and the work that can be done by robots. Forensics will cover the fascinating world of crime investigation.

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Luv U2 - Relationship Smarts for Teens

The road to relationship can seem daunting to an adult, much less a teenager who is trying to find love. That is why Relationship Smarts Plus provides information for teens (without their parents) to learn about healthy relationships, broken hearts, and making true love work all with practical real world application.

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Middle School Field Trip

Middle school students visit and tour Ivy Tech for the day and learn about the different offerings in Advanced Manufacturing. Students participate in a Robotics, welding and CNC demonstration.

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Patriotic Kid's Carnival

Have a blast during our patriotic-themed carnival at Ivy Tech! Tons of fun activities planned from a Rock Climbing Wall from the Military face painting, cupcake decorating, team-building games, relays and races. Lots of other activities and surprises! Hotdog lunch will be served. Ages 7-Adults are welcome.

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Robotics Camps for 7th and 8th graders

This is two, full days of exploring Robotics for 7th and 8th grade students. Students will use the VEX Robotic System to design and build a robot to perform a number of tasks in a group setting. Students will be introduced to basic engineering concepts in robotics. No prior experience is needed. Daily lesson evolve around learning robot construction and communication skills as well as preparing for an actual competition.

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Using Emotional Freedom Techniques with Children

Ideal for teachers and parents, this workshop will show participants how to help children calm down, overcome fears, and feel better about themselves. They will learn to adapt EFT to be kid-friendly, how to tap surrogately, and to relieve their own stress-around-children issues.

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LANDSCAPING

Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Did you know a few strategically placed trees can help to cool off a building and save on the use of air conditioning? Often, people don't realize that landscaping can have a big impact on environmentally friendly living. As part of its Sustainable Environment series, this Eco-Friendly Landscaping course teaches participants how landscape design can be planned and executed to support ecological living. Topics of discussion include landscaping to improve energy efficiency, using natural fertilizers, and uncovering ways to control weeds.

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Hardscape Your Landscape

Learn the basics of how to work with natural stone, brick and construction stones. You will also learn how to plan your do-it-yourself project and when to hire a contractor. This is relevant for projects being dreamed and those already in development. So come and learn ideas of how projects come together, work with some materials, and have fun.

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Home Landscaping Basics

Do you enjoy working in the garden and lawn? This course will give home owners plenty of information and ideas they can incorporate into their lawn and gardening plans. You will also discuss pruning, plant installation, perennial selection and turf maintenance. Be the envy of your neighborhood.

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Tree Shrub Pruning and Maintenance

This program will provide guidance for basic tree and shrub pruning. In this class you will identify appropriate pruning tools and provide examples of pruning technique. Basic tree and shrub problems will also be addressed with respect to pruning requirements.

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MASSAGE

Intro to Massage

Thinking about learning something new that can help enhance your lifestyle? Experience Massage Therapy and learn different techniques to help yourself or family and friends. Intro to Massage Therapy 101 will teach fundamentals prior to investing into going to school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist; or it may be just what you have been looking for in relaxation indulgence.

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Knead a Massage

Learn the basics of Massage Therapy and what it can do for you. It is not just a feel good thing! Skillful hands are the key to a great massage, but it takes a giving heart to make the massage healing.

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Massage for Two

In this course, you will learn the techniques used by professional massage therapists to give a relaxing, effective, healing massage, while keeping your own body strong and energized. Partners will practice the skills needed to give a full-body massage, in a safe and supportive group environment, with plenty of individual guidance and direction. Also learn how to give an effective chair massage, a gift to pass on to others in need of a little stress relief. Bring a partner to this exciting and enjoyable experience. You might consider it a very convenient and affordable summer getaway! (If you are pregnant, are dealing with more than a minor injury, and/or have a condition which might be exacerbated by massage, you must bring a doctor's authorization to take this class.)

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Neck, Shoulder and Back Massage

Enroll with a partner and learn to apply skills for the basics of neck, shoulder and back massage and what it can do for you. Gain techniques to reduce stress, headache pain or just relax. Classmates will be given an opportunity to practice techniques on each other, in addition to self techniques. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow.

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MUSIC

A Personal Look at the Lives of Great Composers

When we hear our favorite pieces by famous composers, it is easy to live within the music and forget that the notes and emotions come from the real life experiences of real men and women. We explore how the adventures and misadventures of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mozart, and others affect their musical output.

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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

Forget Guitar Hero on the gaming systems! Have you ever wanted to play the guitar but never got around to it? We will focus on chords, strumming, rhythm, and reading music. The book is included in the course fees. Bring your own guitar (acoustic guitars only), and you'll be playing songs before the end of this course!

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Beginning Recreational Banjo

In this 6-part course for beginners, students will learn techniques associated with the "Scruggs-style" of banjo playing. The course will focus on basic banjo anatomy, tuning, picking patterns and rolls, chords, slurs, and other playing techniques. By the end of the course you'll have the skills for basic bluegrass song accompaniment. No previous experience in playing or reading music is necessary.

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Beginning Recreational Guitar

Join us at Ivy Tech this spring as veteran guitar instructor Jeff Foster leads you from the fundamental basics of this versatile instrument all the way to basic song accompaniment. Over the 6 weeks of instruction, Jeff will cover basic anatomy of the guitar, tuning your instrument, playing techniques, notes, scales, chords and progressions. No previous experience in playing or reading music is necessary.

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Introduction to Digital Recording and Audio Fundamentals

Introduction to digital audio recording and production for musicians, performers, or others interested in digital sound production.

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Learn What It Takes to Get That Sweet Sound from a Musical Instrument!

There is one thing common to all musical instruments. Do you know what it is? This is your chance to learn that and the interesting ways musical instruments have been developed. The technical aspect of playing the instruments is discussed. You hear a musical performance by the instrumentalists and have an opportunity to try your hand at playing the instruments.

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Music Made Easy

If you enjoy music and would like to know more about what makes it work, this is the course for you. You'll gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony, and you'll be able to recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard. By the end, you'll be able to read and play simple songs.

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The Beat Goes On

Community Drumming Improvisation, Middle Eastern and African drum rhythms, Taiko drumming and more all are calling you to join this community drumming event. Learn to play comfortably regardless of your experience or skill level and feel any stress disappear! Hands-on instruction is given using drums, small percussion instruments, our bodies, and our voices. Drums are provided or bring your own.

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The Charm of Folk Instruments

This hands-on class presents the history of several folk music instruments and a demonstration on how to play each of them. Then, in a group, it's your turn to make music of your own! Mandolin, fiddle, banjo, hammered dulcimer, Irish drum "all cherished folk instruments" are available to you. Wood and Bruce - Influences of the Labor Movement - How does music mobilize social movement values? How important is music in social movements? These questions are answered and more, as you explore the role of music in the U.S.A. labor movement, beginning with the ramblin' Woody Guthrie and ending with Bruce Springsteen. Sponsored by IUPUC. Instructor: Aimee Zoeller, MA, Sociology, IUPUC.

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MISCELLANEOUS

A Night At The Movies

Enjoy an evening looking back at a classic movie so many of us remember and love. Tonight's feature is White Heat (1949), starring James Cagney playing a psychopathic criminal who breaks out of prison and goes on a violent crime spree. Edmond O'Brien's character infiltrates the gang in this classic 'heist' film - a staple of crime genre movies of yesterday and today.

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Advanced Manufacturing Camp

For young men and women, the Youth Manufacturing Camp offers a unique opportunity to explore and discover high-wage careers in manufacturing. The program lets high school students and recent graduate's "try on" a career through hands-on projects and learning experiences on the shop floor and college classroom. Participants will tour modern manufacturing facilities in their region, among other fun activities, to help them make career decisions. In addition, the camp participants will "Earn While You Learn". Stipends of up to $300.00 can be earned for just for participating in the camp. Manufacturing occupations include skilled jobs in machining, metal and plastic processing, computerized machine operations and programming, tool and die making, tool grinding, welding, automatic assembly, automation applications and many others.

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Antarctica Coldest, Driest, and Windiest Continent

For most of us, the ground we walk on is something we take for granted. Explore this important but often overlooked part of our world, discuss the geology unique to Antarctica, and learn about the instructor's research conducted there. Sponsored by IUPUC.

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Antique Roadshow Columbus Style

Bring in your favorite antique treasure for appraisal. You also discover ideas on what to look for, good questions to ask, and how to value your found treasures. Please bring one item that one person can handle alone. (Furniture dolly help is accepted.) Please do not bring jewelry. Instructor: Bob Brown, antique appraiser, antique show dealer, furniture restorer.

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Appreciative Inquiry

In this course, students will look at a new way of using the power of positive questioning as an engagement tool and as a way to create energy for communities to move forward. Appreciate Inquiry has been used in the organizational development world for many years and students will learn how it can be easily adapted for their communities.

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Asset Based Community Development

Asset Based Community Development focuses on aspects of how to organize people in communities including effective use of existing community assets in neighborhoods. Through a series of exercises that build community, participants learn how to reach out to neighbors, bring them together to address problems, work toward shared goals, and build strong and organized communities.

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Assisting Aging Parents

Are your parents in their golden years? Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare us for our own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage. Growing older is a part of life. Some aspects are joyful, some bittersweet, some frustrating, some frightening. You will learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help. You'll understand the impact of retirement, learn how to choose a nursing home, and be prepared to deal with death. You'll learn about financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships. You'll be introduced to special communication skills, observation methods, and coping mechanisms to ease the burden for everyone involved. You'll learn to handle most of the challenges you will face while coming to appreciate and cherish the privilege of the journey.

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Babysitter's Training

The Babysitters Training course is designed to provide individuals with information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. Suggested Text/Developed Materials: American Red Cross Babysitters Training Handbook (StayWell Stock No. 655614)

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Beekeeping School

During the class, a standard Langstroth beehive will be constructed by those who have purchased the materials, and taken home for painting or staining. Seminars will cover basic beekeeping, biology of the honeybee egg/larva/adult, hive setup and location, plants that attract honeybees, feeding of honeybees, recognizing laying patterns, swarm prediction, prevention and retrieval, spring, summer and fall management, honey removal and processing, and disease and pest management. A certificate for a nucleus of bees and a queen can be bought at the class, which will arrive in May or early June.

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Call of the Wild: Wildlife Restoration

Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides medical care, educational programs, and rehabilitation for native wildlife. Learn about Utopia, which has the only federal permit for treating injured migratory birds and raptors in the area. Tour the unique facility and meet a resident eagle.

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Changes in the Brain-Aging

In the lifespan of the human brain, the young brain grows fast; the aging brain often loses brain cells but is surprisingly resilient. Learn what science has discovered about the aging brain and about promising recent findings for brain and spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and stroke.

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Chemistry 101: Test for Over-the-Counter Medicines in an Unknown

You are now all CSI investigators! By using a method called thin-layer chromatography, you test to see what types of over-the-counter medicines, aspirin, ibuprofen. and others, are in an unknown sample. To assist you with this method of analyzing, you begin by testing different types of inks. Class discussion focuses on which of the many medicines work best for fever, headaches, and other ailments.

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Climb Every Mountain

Your instructor takes that song to heart in his quest to climb the "seven summits" in the world. His inspiration to climb mountains was fostered by a desire to call attention to the problems of childhood obesity. You hear details of planning a climb, look at climbing gear, and view photos of his latest trek up Mt. Elbrus in Western Russian and his climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Instructor: Wally Glover, amateur mountain climber.

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Collaboration

You know that when people work together they are more likely to achieve their goals than when they try to go it alone. But do you know the major factors that contribute to the success of collaboration and how to initiate or improve an existing collaboration? In this course, participants will learn what collaboration is and is not, how to create or improve collaboration, and why it is so important that people work together.

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Concepts in Basic Math

This 8-hour course provides a review of basic math concepts used in a production environment. The concepts include - using a calculator, as well as working with fractions, decimals, percentages, units of measure (English and metric), equations, and Parts per Million (PPM).

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Conversation Skills: How to Effectively Initiate, Maintain, & End Conversation
with Anyone!

Initiating, maintaining, and ending conversations with potential friends, clients, significant others, or with anyone for that matter, are difficult communication tasks that many of us do poorly or even avoid altogether. If used correctly, conversation skills have the potential to help you start that business relationship, friendship, or romantic relationship you've been looking for. This course will systematically teach you how to most effectively initiate, maintain, and end conversations with others by bringing in the latest and greatest research on the topic.

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Deadly Force Law Seminar

You may own a gun for personal protection and you may carry it, but do you know the law as to its use? This seminar will cover the Indiana law on the use of deadly force concerning self defense. Each student will receive a copy of the Indiana law and a list of definitions of terms used in the law. Before deadly force can be used, three things must be present: Ability, Opportunity, and Jeopardy. We will define these terms and will use videos of encounters to help the student to better understand these and other aspects of deadly force law.

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De-Clutter in a Day

No matter what your current situation, you can make changes that will benefit everyone in your home. Learn the steps to bring clutter under control and order to your home. Find out how to make the most of your storage space and prevent items from taking over your home again.

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Detailed Scheduling & Planning

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (Module 3) (Modules 1 & 2 NOT required). Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. Study detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Topics include:

  • Recognizing Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management
  • Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
  • Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan
  • Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

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DNA 101-What's in Your Genes?

The biology of DNA and some basic principles of genetics are the focus of this class. From hands-on activities, you learn how to extract DNA from wheat germ and perform gel electrophoresis, the technique used to visualize DNA in the laboratory for purposes such as DNA fingerprinting. How your genes influence your traits and those of your children and grandchildren is also discussed. Please bring pencil or pen for taking notes and wear close-toed shoes (no sandals). Sponsored by IUPUC.

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Downtown Columbus: What's the Status?

Hear about the impact of the Columbus Athletic and Events Center and its ability to house sports tournaments, camps, trade shows, and conferences. Find out about how the new Commons, the renovated Zaharakos, and the riverfront development will also influence Columbus. Learn what projects are under way and those which are in discussion. Instructors: Lynn Lucas, Executive Director, Columbus Visitors Center; Tom Vujovich, President, Columbus Redevelopment Commission

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Forward to July 2075 at Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Take this one-hour journey through time and explore Arthur C. Clarke's visionary space elevator that takes us into space to visit Einstein's time telescope. Travel both forward and backward through time with the assistance of the telescope. You enter through an airlock to access the inflatable dome theater. An introduction sets the stage, followed by a discussion period.

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Flood Zones In Your Community

The new special flood hazard maps will take effect March 2011. What is flood zone A, AO, X and what happened to the B zone? Do you need to buy flood insurance? These questions and more will be answered.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender: Nature vs. Nurture or Just a Choice

Clinicians today see more individuals who are self identified as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT); this workshop will exam the life and trauma experienced by this community. Additionally, this workshop will identify the stereotypes that are seen by some of the heterosexual community; and how to help the GLBT community identify them.

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Hairstyles

Looking for an Up Do for the prom or next time out on the town? Discover how to style your own hair or for family and friends for those special occasions. In this class you will learn effective means of using a curling iron, flat iron and blow dryer. This course includes tips and techniques on teasing, folding, lacing, and sculpturing hair. Mother, daughter or friends enroll together and develop skills to practice on each other.

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Honey Bees and Fruit Trees - A Sweet Combination

Back by popular demand, this class combines nature's best: bees and fruit trees. Tour Chuck's 100-tree orchard of a variety of fruit trees and learn where to plant and how to care for them. "Shorty" discusses the joys and challenges of beekeeping. Sample fruits and honey and savor a delicious lunch.
Instructors: Chuck VanNatta, orchard keeper, and Clarence "Shorty" Fiesbeck, beekeeper.

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Horsemanship-In consideration of the Horse

Students will discover the true nature of the horse in this course. Instruction will include an overview of the responsibility of horse ownership, safety, and correct handling. Topics include cover care and communication with an opportunity for hands on-experience with all types of horses and ponies. Students will be introduced to safe riding techniques in both English and Western style.

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Hubble Vision

Journey into deep space during the Autumnal Equinox. During this Planetarium tour, you see objects as seen through the Hubble Telescope.

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Indiana Master Naturalist Program

Natural resources education is typically accomplished in a fragmented learning environment. Adults may participate in a program dealing with wildlife, but not fully understand the implications of water quality and land use on wildlife populations. The Indiana Master Naturalist Program provides a comprehensive educational experience in natural resources and ties all aspects of natural resources together. The program also develops leadership capacity to address educational needs in the community relating to natural resource education.

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Individual Rights and Responsibilities Under the ADA and Other Related
Disability Rights Laws

There is a lot of misunderstanding about what the ADA, Fair Housing Act and other related laws require and do not require. Individuals with disabilities have both rights and responsibilities under the law. In this session you will learn what rights they have in communication and reasonable accommodations in the classroom, workplace, marketplace and community where they live. What are the courts saying? What resources or organizations are available to assist if the rights of individuals with disabilities have been violated? What can these individuals do to better educate the businesses that they frequent?

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Instant Italian

This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You'll learn practical, everyday words and phrases that will make your stay in Italy more enjoyable. You'll read, hear, and practice dialogues based on typical situations that you're likely to encounter while staying in Italy. The dialogues and follow-up exercises of each lesson will teach you to communicate In Italian in a wide variety of settings. You'll be surprised by how quickly and easily you can learn many useful expressions in Italian! This course also makes it simple to master your pronunciation of Italian. Essential words and phrases are written phonetically by using sounds that are familiar to you from English words. The course audio feature lets you hear the words and phrases spoken aloud with just a click of your mouse. Short exercises are Included with each lesson to help you reinforce what you've learned and gauge your progress, making it easy to pinpoint areas that you still need to review. The exercises also give you immediate feedback - you'll know whether you answered correctly as soon as you finish. By the end of the second lesson, you'll have learned about the Italian language's impact on the world, the Italian alphabet, phonetics, and pronunciation, proper forms of address, expressions of courtesy, and how to make introductions. When you reach your final lesson, you'll know how to ask for help, ask directions, navigate Italian shops, book a hotel room, order a meal, and much more! Cultural notes are included throughout the course to help you better understand Italians and their way of life. You'll also learn what various gestures mean to Italians, which ones to use, and those you should avoid This course will convince you that learning a language is both fun and rewarding. You'll be pleased at how quickly this course helps you build your skills, and prepares you for your next adventure in Italia.

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Interest Based Negotiation

Interest based negotiation is an approach to developing agreement that focuses on mutual interests and options. This course provides a foundation in something we do from birth - engage others in acquiring our needs. The skills identified and practiced in this workshop will assist community leaders in having additional tools at their disposal in deliberations within and outside their communities. This course is also designed to provide community leaders with skills in negotiating with those seeking to position themselves as partners in community ventures.

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Introduction to Criminal Law

If you like Law and Order and CSI, you'll love this in-depth exploration of criminal law. Step inside the world of prosecutors and defense attorneys and learn the criminal justice system from the inside out. Students who have taken his course rave about the presentation. The instructor - a former major-felony prosecutor who has appeared on Court TV - takes you behind the scenes into the real world of murder investigations and other crimes and shows you step-by-step how prosecutors, police officers, and defense attorneys prepare their cases. In each lesson, the instructor also profiles real cases and explains in a straightforward and entertaining way, how the criminal justice system works.

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Introduction to Indiana Ethnobotany

This course describes how early pioneers, Native Americans, and others have used common Indiana plants for foods, medicines, tools and more. An hour in the classroom will be used to cover plant identification and resource materials. Following the lecture, students will participate in a two-hour lab via carpool to a local park to see some of these plants first-hand.

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Inventors, Inventions and You

A program of Stimulating Unlimited Cass County Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SUCCEED, www.succeedcc.com), Ivy Tech Community College is offering Inventors, Inventions and You to fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students. This course will provide an educational enrichment experience for your child beyond his/her regular school experiences. Students will participate in a critical thinking process that develops good problem-solving skills. Their creative abilities will be encouraged. Perhaps someday your child will own his/her own business, provide a service to the community, or become an active participant in his/her community! The Inventors, Inventions, and You class has been designed to provide all of the above experiences. Scholarship opportunities are available.

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Landlord Tenant Course

Property management of residential single family housing and apartments topics include: standard practices, forms used, language and terms, statutes affecting property management, and fair practices.

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Law Enforcement Investigations

This three-day camp will cover the fundamentals of law enforcement training by using a K-9 officer, fingerprinting, accident investigation, criminal law and evidence collection. The course will consist of hands-on activities and some lecture. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the field of criminal justice, then this camp is for you.

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Locksmithing

There are only an estimated 50,000 full-time locksmiths working in today's marketplace to handle the needs of a country of 300 million people. This course includes hands-on exercises with lecture and interaction, including: how to disassemble, repin and reassemble Kwikset, Schlage and import-type locks, drilling a lock, key identification, duplication, impression and key code generation, hands-on master keying, lock picking, and car opening. Commercial grade locks and fundamentals of a locksmith business are also covered.

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Making the Media Your Friend

Media coverage can have the ability to turn into a public relations nightmare for your company. Are you ready to ensure that it doesn't? Do you know how to stay focused when interviewed to successfully relay your message? The Making the Media Your Friend course, delivered by veteran journalist Leslie Olsen, will provide participants with tips, tricks, do's, and don'ts to effectively manage media attention and interviews.

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Manicure and Pedicure

This course will teach you proper care for the hands, feet and nails. You will learn how to give yourself or someone else a manicure and/or pedicure with tips and techniques introduced in this class.

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Marketing Your Neighborhood

Promotion of events and initiatives is critical when trying to engage residents and the community at-large. This course is dedicated to helping participants develop ideas and strategies to promote their neighborhood or their neighborhood group. During this course, participants will discuss ideas and suggestions to assist them in locating the "hidden talent" in their communities.

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Math Refresher EDTG

Math isn't about plugging numbers into formulas. It's about knowing enough to make the numbers and formulas work for you. Math can be incredibly useful - but only if you understand how and when to apply it in your everyday life. This course will show you how to use math to your advantage. You won't find any theory or memorization here. The lessons that make up this course are filled with practical exercises and information that you can put to immediate use. You'll find out some very interesting things about how calculators work, and then you'll discover how best to get a handle on your income and expenses. You'll be able to check your paystub, invoices, and bank statements for errors and overcharges, and you'll become more skilled at handling money and comparing investment opportunities. You'll learn how to calculate percentages, including the proper amount to pay in tips, commissions, taxes, and discounts. You'll find out how to calculate interest rates and you'll develop a better understanding of mortgages, credit cards, and other types of loans. You'll discover a handy method for converting one type of measurement to another, and you'll be able to calculate areas correctly so you don't overspend on your next home improvement project. You'll become adept at interpreting graphs, calculating the probability that something will (or won't) happen, and understanding the statistics embedded in test results, polls, and even news stories.

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Medical Missions-Part of Giving

Many Columbus doctors, nurses, other medical personnel, translators, and general helpers thrive on the yearly trips they make to Mexico and Central America to provide medical care in remote villages. Join your instructor as he shares the hardships and joy of the people served on a recent trip to Erandique Honduras. You discover future trip dates; cost, level of skills needed, and perhaps find a "good fit" for yourself to participate in a medical mission.

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Mental Health Services Bridge the Gap to Total Health

The mind is an intriguing work of art and learning about how it affects behavior, your own or that of a loved one, is a life-time experience. Thousands of Hoosiers turn to Centerstone for mental health, as well as addiction help, and find the link between physical and behavioral health to improve their quality of life.

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Neighborhood Inclusiveness

Promotion of events and initiatives is critical when trying to engage residents and the community at-large. This course is dedicated to helping participants develop ideas and strategies to promote their neighborhood or their neighborhood group. During this course, participants will discuss ideas and suggestions to assist them in locating the "hidden talent" in their communities.

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Outdoor Survival Techniques

Learn the essential skills you need to survive in a remote and/or stranded condition. In this course, you will learn how to shape your attitudes so you react appropriately during emergencies. You will develop a survival kit; learn the proper usage of a map and a compass; discover the secret to making fire without matches or lighters; share in the construction of a solar still; learn how to purify any water source; understand how to construct shelter; identify a wide variety of wild plants that can be used as survival foods; find out how to fish, hunt, and trap for protein; understand a variety of effective uses of cordage; and more.

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Outdoors and Movement Series For Continuing Education Units

Outdoors and Movement Series includes; Flip Flops in Child Care, No Child Left on their Behind, Take It Outside: Outdoors Learning Centers, and Rebuilding After the Wolf Comes

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Outsmart your smart phone

Students will learn to access and use the most popular features of newer "Smart phones". Carries, information syncing, how to access and use audio, video, basic phone applications, and how to maintain your phone and your phone plan will be all covered. Students will learn to not only get the most out of their own phones, but also understand emerging technologies, models, carries, and features common to all phones.

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Paranormal Investigation

This course is a investigative study of the paranormal. Participants will learn the code of conduct and safety along with how to use paranormal equipment. This course will conclude with a field trip during which you may encounter interactive spirits, residual haunting, earth elements and poltergeist

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Physics and Engineering camp

What does Ivy Tech, engineering and pumpkins all have in common? Find out this summer by building your own trebuchet, launching objects through the air and understanding just how it all works. Students will assemble, working, scaled wooden model trebuchets that operate and perform just like the "big-boys". Once assembled students will learn the engineering and physics behind the medieval machines that still make pumpkins fly! Come join in this new summer camp that is sure to be a lot of fun.

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Point and Counterpoint

Two points of view make for stimulating conversation and listening. In this series you hear thoughts and attitudes of colorful, contemporary history-makers in our country. The point and counterpoint characters are Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906); Henry Ford (1863-1947) and Eugene Debs (1855-1926); Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) and Malcolm X (1925-1965); Phyllis Schlafly (1924- ) and Gloria Steinem (1934- ).

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Presentation Transformation

Did you know public speaking is the second most common fear right behind death? The purpose of this workshop is to reduce public speaking fears and to come away with new and innovative ideas of how to get your audience's attention and keep them engaged.

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Race, Social Class, and Power

This course is designed for community leaders who are seeking to broaden their understanding of how the three areas of race, social class, and power influence and impact their daily lives and the lives of others within and outside their immediate communities. The emphasis is on personal development, realizing that there are external influences that play a role in all human development. The course will allow each person, thorough dialogue, experiential activities research, to determine their future behavior and perceptions, based on individual values, responsibility, and action.

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Resident Leadership Facilitation

Resident Led Facilitation (RLF) training is for community leaders who lead, desire to lead, and/or facilitate meetings in their communities. The RLF training is a specialized workshop designed to help participants gain increased skills needed to facilitate successful meetings that result in actions that will achieve desired results. Special emphasis will be placed on the skill of listening, techniques to assist with disagreements and difficult dynamics, and the development of facilitation skills that achieve joint problem solving and group decisions. This course will provide participants the opportunity to build their skills through activities, discussion, and practice sessions with a small group of their peers.

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Results Based Accountability

How do communities get residents with good jobs, become a safe and clean neighborhood, or a place where neighbors know each other? This course provides community leaders with a tool that will assist them in effectively achieving desired results in their neighborhoods. Results Based Accountability is a way of thinking and taking action quickly those communities can use to improve the lives of children, families, and the community as a whole.

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Resume Writing Workshop

Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. This workshop will lead you through a self-assessment series so you will have extensive knowledge about the product you are marketing YOU! Learn different resume formats and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Write an employment objective that shows potential employers that you have direction. Make the most of your work experience. Know what to reveal in a resume, and what to keep to yourself. Learn to overcome gaps in work history and age discrimination. Discover how to use references to your advantage. This course includes the use of online resumes and Internet Resume Secrets. This course is invaluable for anyone who wants to create their own resume, or learn how to write resumes and cover letters for profit.

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Resumes & Portfolios

Students will be instructed on developing a professional and creative document that will stand out and impress potential employers in any job field. Students will be taught the ins and outs of effective resumes by creating a one-of-a-kind resume of your own. Students will be taught about job portoflios, determining if a portfolio is right for your job field, how portfolios can enhance your job application, what should be included in a job portfolio, and how you can create outstanding portfolio to include in your next application packet.

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Romatic Relationship Skills: How to Maintain & Intensify Your Relationship

The instructor will teach you a wide variety of research-based relationship maintenance and intensification behaviors that actually work! Mantaining a healthy romantic relationship is hard work. Topic covered will be the ability to effectively engage in conflict, how to balance your work life with your home life, crafting messages that skillfully reveal your deepest darkest secrets, trying to make your relationship succeed can be exhausting at times. From the mundane to the extraordinary.

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Saving Energy on the Farm (Ag Seminar Series)

This is an introductory seminar in farm energy auditing. It will teach you how to evaluate your energy use and eliminate waste. Students will learn how to use hand-held watt meters to measure the amount of energy that common appliances and motors use. The class will detail what farmers can do to save energy at low cost or no cost to what professionals should be hired to do. Energy savings topics will cover grain set-ups, livestock buildings, and the farmstead. Alternative energy options will also be discussed.

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Self-Defense for Women

Learn easy and effective techniques to defend yourself against potentially dangerous situations. Discover valuable tips on how to increase your awareness of surroundings and tactics against common attack on women.

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Skills for Making Great Decisions

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. In this six-week online course, you'll learn about some wonderful abilities we're born with for figuring things out and making good decisions. You'll also see why our instincts and intuition sometimes deceive us and how self-knowledge can help us guard against becoming overly confident. You'll discover the steps necessary to achieve your goals, as well as the power that ordinary, everyday decisions can have over the quality of your life. You'll learn how to deal effectively with crisis, how to use your emotions as decision-making tools, and how to work with others to make good decisions. You'll develop some important guidelines for when to take risks, when to trust your luck, and what to do if you make a mistake. The goal of this course is to give you the power to live the best life you can and make the very most of every opportunity.

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Smart Steps for Stepfamilies

Learning about the unique dynamics that are special to a stepfamily can be a very helpful tool when navigating the roads of being a stepfamily. This interactive educational program provides a comprehensive base for remarriage preparation and relationship enrichment based on improving awareness of healthy stepfamily development patterns, enhancing communication, conflict management skills, and empathy among family members, along with developing stepparent-stepchild relationship skills.

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Soar with the Birds

Renowned Columbus legend, Helen Ochs, also known as The Bird Lady, shares unusual facts about eagles and many other birds. She answers any bird questions you have as you explore facts and fantasies about birds from this nationally recognized expert.

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Social / Emotional Series for Continuing Education Units

Social/Emotional Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments is a series to include how relationships and environment affect behavior, teaching social and emotional skills, are you watching me, strategies for challenging behavior and behavior support plans and relationship building with parents.

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Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while other teachers face daily discipline battles? The answer is that many teachers have not been taught the secrets to solving discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline. Teachers continually rate this course one of the most valuable they have ever taken.

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Study Skills

This workshop focuses on test-taking strategies and study skills. Using creative techniques and a very clever textbook, the participants will be introduced to expert test strategies for every type of exam. They will learn to study smarter not harder. This is a real "can-do" workshop aimed at increasing participants' self esteem while giving them practical and fun study methods that will allow them to be successful.

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Techniques For a Successful Job Search

Finding the right job can be a real challenge in today's economy. This workshop will help you develop the right skills to help get the right job.

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The Anatomy of a Tornado

Join the discussion and analyze the origins of tornadoes with videos from storm chasers. We will take a detailed look at the Evansville tornado of 2005. We will discuss new technology that will soon be implemented in tracking tornadoes and provide tornado safety information on how to prepare for tornadoes and how to stay safe during the storm.

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The Biology of Dinosaurs

Learn about dinosaurs and explain that living things, such as plants and animals, how they differ in their characteristics, and that sometimes these differences can give members of these groups (plants and animals) an advantage in surviving and reproducing.

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The Heartbeat of the Middle East

Hear a current story of Palestine that includes the story of a flourishing partnership in Bethlehem that has Columbus connections and support. The focal point of the work is the International Center of Bethlehem. The Center focuses on creativity in all its work. Learn of the role played by demographics along with the limitations and possibilities for continued success.Instructor: Jo Lucas, Bethlehem traveler and Columbus Peace Fellowship Coordinator

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The Making of Mill Race Center

Get first-hand and behind-the-scenes information on the development and building of Mill Race Park - from landscape architect choice to Job Corp experiences. The result is our nationally recognized showcase park. This class is sponsored by Columbus Parks and Recreation. Instructor: Chuck Wilt, former Director, Columbus Parks and Recreation

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Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search

Get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy. In this course, a world-renowned author and career advisor will help you identify the job that is best for your needs. You'll then be given complete step-by-step instructions on how to get that job, regardless of your level of expertise or state of the economy. You will learn how to build rapport with any interviewer, both verbally and non-verbally, while mastering the six phases of a successful job interview. This motivational course will increase your confidence, help you feel great about yourself, and provide you with the foundation you need to get the job you want.

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Uncluttering Your Mind, Life, and Surroundings

In this 3-session class we will talk about the clutter of "stuff" that tends to accumulate. We have clutter in our physical lives, thought processes and in our minds, and clutter in our habits and lifestyles. Together we will identify areas in which clutter is present in our lives, discuss the impact of clutter on each of us as individuals, and develop an action plan for organizing and shedding the clutter. Our goal is to move from cluttered to uncluttered, organized and simplified, and have fun in making new friends along the way.

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Understanding the Census

This course will focus on gaining a broader understanding of census records, and how they inform genealogical research. The course will cover information that is found on census records, how often records are released, and how to access and understand complicated census data. This course will explain a direct link between census information and genealogical records.

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Vision Boards

A vision board is a simple yet powerful visualization tool that activates the universal law of attraction to begin manifesting your dreams into reality. The concept of the vision board (also known as a goal board, goal map, or treasure map) has been around for generations and has recently gained renewed interest and popularity. The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires. Our instructor, Leah Jackman-Wheitner will challenge and inspire you to open your mind and help you focus on what you really want in life, your dreams, your goals.

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Visit Columbus Hidden Gem

Good architectural design requires thought, hard work, and many sketches and versions as the finished building finally emerges. Visit the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and see original sketches, models, and drawings of some of Columbus' landmark buildings. Learn why the mission of the Archives is to collect, preserve, and conserve all material pertinent to the built environment in Bartholomew County. Instructor: Rhonda Bolner, president, Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives.

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What's Age Got To Do With It?

As the number of senior citizens increases in the U.S., it is important to understand the issue of ageism. Ageism, a type of prejudice based on one's age, is a frustrating issue many aging adults face. How does ageism work? See for yourself as you watch a hidden camera following two very similar job applicants who only have one difference - their age. Dr. Poulsen discusses the motives and reasons for ageism. Ms. Tinsley addresses the law regarding issues involving ageism.

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Women Only - Freedom From Fear Seminar

Although we will talk about defending yourself with a gun, this seminar is not all about using a gun. This seminar will teach the students how to stay safe in all kinds of situations. Have you ever been home alone and afraid? Have you been in your car and been involved in a frightening situation? How about this, have you been walking out to your car on a deserted parking lot at night and experienced that gut wrenching feeling that someone was watching you? Have you been in a physically abusive relationship and did not know what to do to protect yourself.

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Women's Safety Awareness

This course is designed to help women understand the nature and dangers of physical assault and to provide an opportunity to gain a fundamental level of proficiency and confidence in dealing with an aggressive situation. Women's Safety Awareness is not simply a course full of techniques, but instead, of principles and concepts that will help train the mind to think freely in times of stress or danger. The physical application portion of this course will introduce concepts of personal safety strategy and awareness, tactical movement, weapons, and situational analysis. Course is open to women at ALL fitness levels, and ages - all are welcome.

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Wow! What a Great Event

Learn how to create and coordinate successful special events. Develop skills, find resources and gain confidence to plan and produce any size or type of event. This course reveals proven tips, tools, techniques, and procedures used by experts and master event planners to help you avoid embarrassing and costly planning errors or production mistakes.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Advanced Digital Camera AFA

The course is offered in conjunction with Anderson Fine Arts Center, an in-depth look at the possibilities hidden in your digital point-and-shoot or DSLR camera. A technical approach to working with your camera: downloading, manipulating, and printing images, as well as strengthening your compositions when designing your photographs. This course will help train your mind's eye and boost your confidence when working with your digital camera.

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Digital Camera Basics

Don't be mystified by your digital camera! In this 4-part class we'll take a relaxed approach to taking pictures, connecting your camera to the computer, and transferring your photos for editing and printing. You'll learn about digital camera controls, features, and settings; the differences among various digital file formats; the resolution you need to produce the kind of pictures you want; the various media available for image file storage and more. Please bring your camera with the manual and connection cords to each class. Course fee includes cost of reference book.

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Digital Cameras: Beyond the Basics

Although you may know how to use your digital camera, taking good pictures often happens by luck or accident. Take the next step and gain more control over your digital photography. Find out how and when to adjust white balance, ISO, exposure and flash. Learn what the various automatic, semi-automatic and manual settings can do. Explore software and online options for file management, keeping images safe, editing out flaws and printing. Then, use this knowledge and your camera to bring creative control to your photography. Each participant will bring a camera with the manual and connection cords to each class.

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Digital Photo Editing

Who said you have to be a professional to take your photos from fun to fabulous? As part of its Computers & Technology series, our Digital Photo Editing course can teach you how to quickly crop images, tweak colors, and get creative with your personal photography. In a traditional classroom setting, receive easy-to-understand instruction on basic photo-editing software programs, plus learn to move images from your camera to computer and tackle basic printing and distribution techniques. Then, after you have mastered all of that, share your memories with family and friends!

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Digital Photography Advanced

This class teaches students how to use the advanced features of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras such as Nikon D-series, Canon EOS Digital Rebel series, Sony Alpha Digital series, Pentax *IST, Olympus E-series, and similar products. Students will learn how to use zoom lenses, how to select interchangeable lenses, how and when to use filters, how and when to use RAW and JPEG image file formats, how and when to adjust ISO, white balance, burst mode, and other settings.

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Digital Photography AFA

The course is offered in partnership with Anderson Fine Arts. Did you recently purchase or receive a new digital camera, and now you want to know how to use it? This class is designed for students to learn the basics of digital photography. Topics will include how to use your digital camera and ways to e-mail and print your pictures.

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Digital Photography Free Seminar

During this free session you will learn how to get the most out of your digital camera features and controls; compose outdoor scenes for more stripling photos and see how to use light to create exciting photographs.

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Digital Photography: Intermediate Photography

This class builds on the skills learned in digital cameras and Editing Software. Our instructor will address subjects such as composition, advanced camera functions, lens selection, exposure control, flash photography and natural lighting. You will have hands-on assignments that will help you learn to take a variety of photographs.

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Digital Photography: Portraiture and Studio Lighting

The techniques of posing infants, children, teenagers, adults, groups, pets, and products will be addressed in this class. Students will learn about exposure control, studio lighting; both natural and artificial, and special effects.

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Digital Photography: Professional Practices

This is the final module in the Professional Photography Series. We will prepare you to operate a studio. You will learn how to lay out a studio, photograph special events, advertise and market your business. Legal issues such as copyrights, invasion of privacy, model releases and property releases will be discussed.

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Discover Digital Photography

Join us and explore the world of digital photography! This course provides an introduction to the fascinating technology that is catapulting the photographic world into the 21st century. We'll discuss the basics of digital photography, equipment, software, the digital darkroom, printing, Internet and e-mail use, along with commercial and personal applications. You'll learn what you need, what you can do, and what you can expect to invest. Whether you're new to photography or a long-time professional looking for a complement to traditional photography, this class will provide an introduction to new opportunities for putting digital photography to use.

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Event Photo: Weddings

This course will provide students with a beginning framework to become an amateur wedding photographer. Students will learn proper photographic techniques that are specific to a wedding setting, including how to photograph in special lighting conditions, photographing movement, and ensuring that their photos come out with a professional feel time after time.

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Event Photography: Sports

This course will provide students with a beginning framework to become an amateur sports photographer. Students will learn proper photographic techniques that are specific to a sports setting, including how to photograph in various outdoor weather conditions, techniques in photographing movement, and ways to ensure that their photos come out with a professional feel time after time.

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Landscape Photography

Are you comfortable with using your camera, but want explore specific subject matter? This course will explore the theme of landscape photography. Learn to take stronger pictures close to home or when travelling during the seasons.

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Nature Photography

Make the most of your endeavors to photograph nature. You learn how to compose a photograph, how to take control of your camera, how to make the best use of lighting, and the dos and donts of outdoor photography. This two-session class allows for a show and tell at the second session.

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Photo Album Memories

Do you have digital photo memories of a wonderful vacation, birthday party, family reunion, wedding, newborn baby, or grandchildren? Would you like to turn your memories into a work of art? This course will show you how to organize them into a beautiful photo album.

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Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Nature photography can be a fun, relaxing, and exciting hobby! In this course, you'll learn about the many aspects of outdoor photography as well as how to master your digital camera's controls and features. With the knowledge you gain in this course, you'll be taking exceptional nature photos in no time. We'll explore composition and lighting issues, and you'll find out how to take beautiful photos of landscapes, flowers, trees, and water. Along the way, we'll delve into your camera's shutter speed and aperture controls so that you'll be able to capture the photos you really want. Then we'll shift gears a bit and consider telephoto work in nature photography. Some natural subjects are always too far away or too dangerous to photograph up close, so we'll see how telephoto lenses and composition techniques can help. We'll also focus on photographing animals wild and domesticated, as well as large and small. You'll find plenty of tips to help you get great zoo shots and take excellent photos of pets. If you're a bird lover, you're in for a treat because you'll get an entire lesson about photographing birds. In addition, we'll talk about macro photos, which are extreme close-ups of small items in nature. You'll find macro photography opens up a whole new world for you! And then we'll discuss using your computer to process your photos and digitally correct the most common problems. We'll wrap up by exploring abstract nature photography. You'll see how your photos can become works of art rather than just snapshots of nature. By the end of this course, you'll have become the nature photographer you always wanted to be!

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Photographing People with Your Digital Camera

Photographing people can be fun, exciting and complicated! This course will make taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies simple. Don't be nervous if you're new to digital photography, because we'll start with the basic principles you need to know in order to become a people photographer. You'll discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos and make other improvements. Next, we'll move onto portrait and formal group shots, where you'll learn how to organize people, which angles to use, and which to avoid. You'll become proficient in action photography, and you'll also learn several fun and creative ways to photograph children and babies. You'll even gain expertise in filling your photographs with imagery, setting moods, and creating themes. This course will have you well on your way to becoming a skilled people photographer.

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Picture Perfect Digital Photography

Though technology advances every day and the latest digital cameras may seem difficult to understand much less master. You can quickly and easily learn to take great pictures through this Picture Perfect: Digital Photography course. If you are new to the digital world or you are considering making the leap from using a traditional camera to a digital one, pick up the basics you need to get going through this one-night session. Topics of discussion include the various types of cameras, landscape and portrait photos, camera settings, and more.

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Portrait Photography

Explore the theme of portraiture. You will learn what makes a good portrait, what to look for, and explore different techniques such as close-ups and use of props. This course is for those comfortable with using their camera, but want to explore specific subject matter.

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Say Cheese! Photography for Kids

Examine basic principles of enhancing picture taking through discussion and experimentation. Cover proper use and protection of camera. Students will produce hands-on photography projects. This is an entry-level course for students in 2nd through 3rd grade who are interested in photography.

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Secrets of Better Photography

Designed for both film and digital photographers, this course is filled with tips and tricks to help you take better photographs. You'll learn the basic technology that all cameras use, and you'll receive helpful information on exposure and lighting. You'll also explore strategies for taking excellent photos in all types of situations, including portraiture, landscape, macro and still life.

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Think Like a Photographer

Bored with taking ordinary snapshots? Learn the basic elements that professionals use to make memorable and exciting photographs. This 4-part class includes hands-on activities as well as instructor-led discussion. Each participant should bring a camera with the manual and connection cords to each class.

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Treasure the Memories - Preserve Your Pictures

Learn a multitude of creative ideas of what to do with your pictures in order to preserve and treasure the memories. This hands-on class gets you started as you put newly-learned techniques to work along with delightful graphic ideas. Please bring 4x6 inch photos to class. All other supplies are provided. Sponsored by Columbus Parks and Recreation Dept.
Instructor: Donna Fleming, Creative Memories consultant.

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SELF HELP

Find the Love Guru in You: Enhancing Your Sexual Communication

Skills Research has shown that many Americans have a difficult time talking to their partners about their sex life (Marble, 1997) as talking about sex is a very sensitive topic for most individuals. Discussing sexual desires and issues with a partner is a skill that couples can cultivate through communication skill training. Participating in this research-based, empirically tested program will help you enhance your sexual coaching skills, whether you feel like you need a lot of guidance or just a little. While individuals are more than welcome to take the course, it is encouraged that couples sign up together.

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Goodbye to Shy

Want to learn how to overcome shyness? Now you can - from someone who has been there! The ability to connect with others affects everything we do, from advancing In our careers to attracting a mate. If your shyness keeps you from having the life you want, here's your chance to learn the secrets to overcoming it. You'll find out how to appreciate your positive qualities while changing the negative behaviors you want to alter. By the time you finish this course, you'll be able to increase your self-confidence while reducing physical symptoms of anxiety. You'll feel more comfortable initiating both casual and deep conversations, and you'll know how to relate effectively in romantic situations. In addition, you'll learn techniques for effective public speaking, which consistently tops the lists of people's greatest fears! You'll have opportunities to practice assertiveness and conflict resolution techniques, and you'll be able to create your own action plan for achieving the level of sociability that you desire. Full of encouragement and practical strategies, this course will be your guide to achieving the confidence you need to fulfill your personal and professional goals!

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Healing Through Hypnosis

A fun, informative, and entertaining look at the history, methods, and application of hypnotic suggestion in today's society. You will learn how to determine what types of people are susceptible to hypnotic suggestion, how and why hypnosis works, how to induce trance, and how to script and deliver an appropriate suggestion during hypnosis. You will discover methods of using hypnosis for dramatic life changes, including weight control, overcoming addictions and anxieties, correcting sleep disorders, ending unwanted behaviors, improving your memory, removing writer's block, maintaining your peak performance, and managing pain. You'll also learn about regression, false memories, and how to recognize situations when the use of hypnosis is not appropriate.

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How to P.I.C.K. a Partner

Want to follow your heart without losing your mind? Then P.I.C.K. a Partner is just for you. These classes are for singles who want to understand their own roles in their relationships and how a partner's behavior predicts the type of spouse they would be. Premarital Interpersonal Choices & Knowledge (P.I.C.K) allows singles to learn aspects about themselves and what they are looking for in a partner, so they can learn How To Avoid Marrying a Jerk(ette). At one time or another, we have heard the old quote, love is blind. It might have been at the miserably mismatched wedding; or, when your best friend forgave a partner the hundredth time for the same crime; or, when a recently divorced person finally could see the red flags of their ex-partner from the dating years. The accumulation of experiences leads everyone to wonder if anyone could ever follow their heart without losing their mind. P.I.C.K. a partner provides singles and singles-again an easy-to-use plan which portrays the balance between getting to really know the person you are dating while keeping a healthy balance in the connections of your growing relationship.

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I Have a Dream and I Know the Steps to Get There

This class assumes PowerPoint knowledge enough to create a presentation as an outcome of the class. Participants identify their dream job through the aid of a career assessment. Then they document the steps to reach this dream job through an interactive, vibrant, and graphically enhanced PowerPoint presentation that requires career research, goal setting, and use of labor market information.

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Individual Excellence

Develop career-enhancing skills in a single course that covers twelve popular one-day seminar topics, including goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You'll learn how to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters, and how to minimize conflict in your life. Develop a fulfilling career plan and improve relationships with co-workers, friends, and family.

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Introduction to Emotional Freedom

Techniques Workshop Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a cutting-edge, self-help tool that is gaining in recognition and followers worldwide. EFT is easy to do yet produces powerful results quickly. While focusing on the problem, whether physical, emotional, or mental, we tap on acupressure points with our fingertips. Amazing healing can be achieved with persistent use of EFT, producing a sense of well-being, physical health, and, of course, emotional freedom. In this highly experiential workshop, you will learn the basics of Emotional Freedom Techniques as developed by Gary Craig, EFT's founder. It will be a combination of lecture, tapping along as your instructor works one-on-one with participants, and practicing EFT with each other on real issues.

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Knowledge is Power 2009: Single Mom's Conference

Single parenting is a tough job, but it's also the most important task of many people s lives. The 2009 Knowledge is Power Conference offers single moms a chance to network, brainstorm, and arm themselves with the smarts they need to successfully raise their children on their own. Get practical information and support from this conference-style event that features a keynote speaker, as well as several breakout sessions. Topics to be discussed will include personal finance, home maintenance, and personal enrichment. Planning and pulling off an event is no small task.

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Listen to Your Heart and Success Will Follow

Intelligently facilitated and fast-paced, Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow will help you enjoy the rewards that come from doing what really makes you happy! Your instructor and a caring community of students will help you begin designing a life that really works for you. With a complete understanding of your own interests, values, needs and abilities, you'll learn how you can use work to express yourself and share your interests and talents. Your every day will be filled with joy and inspiration, and a greater depth of meaning will be added to everything you do. This course program is skillfully crafted to weave experiential learning with the conceptual presentation, giving you time to experience, understand, and implement each new strategy as it is introduced.

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Meditation for Novices

Meditation doesn't have to exclusively be an "Om" experience! Taking time, whether its five or thirty minutes, to consciously focus on your breathing, center in the quiet of your mind, and release stress and anxiety, will significantly improve your attitude, your productivity, and your sense of well-being. This course offers basic information about meditation and a few simple techniques that can be used in your office, at home, or sitting in traffic to help reduce daily stress. Meditation is great for anyone who multi-tasks, works under deadlines, in a hectic environment or keeps a busy calendar.

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Using Emotional Freedom Techniques for Stress Reduction

Some stress is necessary but too much stress produces fatigue, irritability, sleep problems, addictions, and many more symptoms. In this workshop, we will learn to address the underlying causes of stress and then use EFT to find immediate relief.

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Using Emotional Freedom Techniques to Enhance Performance

This workshop will address all aspects of optimal performance and how EFT can help users achieve goals. Athletes, musicians, actors, public speakers, or any person who wants to improve their skills will benefit from this workshop. Participants will look for their underlying blocks to success and apply EFT to them.

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Using Emotional Freedom Techniques with the Law of Attraction

Attracting things to us is something we do unconsciously all the time. In this workshop, we will learn the basics tenets of the Law of Attraction and practice using EFT to attract to us the life we truly want.

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SPORTS

Advanced Fishing Clinic

Students enrolling in this class will learn Advanced Fishing topics such as how to use artificial lures as crank baits, spinner baits, soft plastics, and topwater lures as well as different types of rods and reels. Students will learn advanced fishing techniques such as precision casting. Types of fish behavior along with structure fishing will be discussed. Helpful tips and techniques will be shared to make the student a more successful bass angler.

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America's Boating Course

America's Boating Course covers the basics of recreational boating. The course is designed for boaters using all types of watercraft. The course material includes four main chapters, which cover: Boat Education, Boating Safety, Boating Law and Regulation. A fifth optional chapter provides an introduction to navigation.

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Basic Fishing Clinic

Students enrolling in this class will learn all aspects of basic fishing including discussions about safety, fishing regulations, proper basic equipment including rod and reels, fishing line, bobbers, baiting hooks, fish identification, fish removal as well accessories and using live bait. Tips and Techniques for successful fishing will also be gone over.

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Basic Hunter Safety and Huntercraft

This course is designed to help new hunters pass the hunter education class and observe and handle hunting equipment. The course follows the Hunter-ed.com curriculum offered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. This is the on-line course used for individuals to receive their hunter safety card from the state of Indiana. At the end of this course you will be able to go on-line and take the hunter education test and pass with ease. Next, the course will have a comprehensive overview on tactics used to shoot small game in Indiana including squirrel, rabbit, turkey, waterfowl, and deer. You will have the opportunity to handle and carry several types of firearms used in various hunting scenarios. The course will also look at various types of blinds, stands, and cover used in hunting. If you have calls of your own you are encouraged to bring them.

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Behind the Scenes at Otter Creek Golf Course

Beautiful Otter Creek, designed by Robert Trent Jones with a club house designed by Harry Weese, is listed in the top 25 golf courses in the United States. This in-depth visit features the maintenance facility, various equipment used, and information on what has to be done regularly to keep the course in prime condition. Please wear comfortable shoes.

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Beyond the Win: The Soft Side of Youth Coaching

Good coaching builds and sustains great sports programs; it can also forever impact the sports careers of young athletes. Designed for directors and coaches of youth athletics, this course helps coaches understand their importance as teaches and role models. Attendees discuss ways to enhance sports programs by making them more memorable and rewarding and explore their impact and responsibilities as coaches. Topics of discussion include why kids play and quit sports, winning and losing, communicating with youth, how to deal with parents, and acceptable forms of discipline.

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Billiards: Play Your Best Pool

This class will introduce you to the basic concepts of playing pool. Instruction is designed for everyone who wants to learn the basic skills required to play pocket billiards and gain self-confidence. Participants will have the opportunity to practice demonstrated skills. Equipment is provided.

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Boat Motor Maintenance and Repair

Learn to properly maintain your boat motor and avoid expensive service bills. Completing maintenance and repair on your own boat motor can be very interesting and best of all; you will save lots of money. Learn about carburetors, ignition systems, maintenance, and how to repair lower units. This class will cover repair of two cycle and four-cycle engines of several different brands. You won't have to wait for service during the busy summer time anymore and our topic on "How to Winterize" will save you enough money to pay for the entire course.

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DAN (Diver's Alert Network) Oxygen Course

As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider course starts out with entry level training in the recognition and management of possible diving related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid. The second part of the session is designed to train in the use of the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver.

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Fantasy Baseball

The course will enable the student to understand and develop the strategies needed to play Fantasy Football.

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Fantasy Football

Have you ever dreamt of joining a fantasy football league, but felt intimidated about the idea. With no required background or experience needed, you will be better equipped for a fun season. Discover the common formats, scoring, roles, draft strategies and other factors affecting the success of a team.

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Fishing Fundamentals: Fishing Basics for Southern Indiana Species

Southern Indiana is host to many species of freshwater fish in area lakes, ponds and streams. Join in this outdoors and hands-on approach to fishing local bodies of water where you will learn about the different types of tackle, species of fish, and angling methods that can help you enjoy this timeless sport. Local experienced anglers will help you improve your success at targeting fish specific to Indiana water.

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Football 101

Discover a better understanding of the game of football. The wives that feel left out of the husband's Sunday viewing parties, the friends that never understood the game, or anyone else who want to enjoy the game, but are unclear on what is discussed during a telecast. With no required background or experience needed, those taking this class will be much more comfortable talking about the game or following each week's action alongside other fans.

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Golf for Beginners

Introductory instruction on the game of golf. Fundamentals such as grip, stance, and ball placement are provided. Skills component include putting, chipping, pitching, irons, and woods.

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Golf Improvement Clinic

Take advantage of the off-season to find helpful hints and exercises to work on to improve your game. This clinic's focus is on ways to increase distance in your golf game while the cold weather keeps you inside. Stretching, swing drills, and strength training complete the content of the clinic.

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Ice Skating 101

Have you always wanted to try ice skating? Would you like to refresh your ice skating skills? In this class you are introduced to the basics of this beautiful sport. Open practice is available on the small rink from 10:45-11:45 a.m. after each class session is over.

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Indonesian Martial Arts

(IMA) Indonesian Martial Arts comprise the traditional combat systems of Southeast Asia. While these arts offer highly sophisticated and extremely effective self defense application, training offers benefits beyond combat. The total body conditioning and the overall mind-body development provide a provide a unique opportunity for self-development. Training in Southeast Asian martial arts includes: forms training, foot work training, sensitivity conditioning, combative application of technique, and most of all, FUN.

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Intermediate Golf

Building on the foundation of Golf FORE Beginners students will continue to learn more about the game. More specialized swing instruction will be introduced in all areas along with tips about course management, bunker play, and reading greens.

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Introduction to Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is a simple joy that combines elements of modern fishing, entomology, artistic ability, travel and literature into a culture of natural relaxation that can be enjoyed on any water in pursuit of nearly any fish. In this class, you will be introduced to the basic elements of fly fishing and then have an opportunity to put your skills to the test in a fly fishing expedition.

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Kid's Fishing Clinic

Participants in this class will have one day of classroom instructions covering safety, basic fishing equipment, lure presentation instructions, The second day will be a field trip to a rural farm pond for three hours of Fishing Fun.

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Scuba

Students will learn the basics of SCUBA diving and get certified to SCUBA dive.

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Scuba-Navigation

Concentrating on important issues such as safety, time constraints, other divers as well as environmental issues such as poor visibility, poor sound transmission that can be the cause of getting disoriented and lose your way.This class will provide techniques to successfully navigate underwater. This class will include a dive at the quarry that lasts from 4 - 5 hours.

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Scuba-Nitrox

Reducing the proportion of nitrogen by increasing the proportion of oxygen reduces the risk of decompression sickness, allowing extended dive times without increasing the need for decompression stops. This is an approximately 5-hour class covering advanced gas mixture preparation. The class date has yet to be determined. Please call the WED office for information regarding class schedule.

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Tailgate Favorites

It is football season and tailgating before and after the game has become a great tradition. Lean how to grill and cook using a variety of equipment, and learn great BBQ secrets.

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The Mechanics of Tournament Bass Fishing - Fishing Clinic

The Mechanics of Tournament Bass Fishing will give you an idea of how tournament anglers and weekend fisherman alike look for and find fish. You will gain insight on how to look for fish using the time of year, weather conditions, water clarity and many other variables that are used to find fish in Indiana lakes and rivers. We will have a bass tournament fishing rig including a Toyota Tundra pickup and a Nitro Z9 bass boat fully rigged used by Eric Johnson in The Professional Anglers Association Tournaments for the 2010 Season. Bring a pole and your life jacket and join us for a fun-filled afternoon to include hot dogs on the grill and a ride on the boat. Life jackets and fishing poles will be provided if you do not have your own to bring.

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TEST PREPARATION

ACT Preparation

The ACT or American College testing Assessment Test is a college admissions exam given six times a year. There are four sections: English, math, reading, and science, and an optional essay. Most students take the ACT during the winter and spring of their junior year. Students who take the college admissions test cold are increasingly at a disadvantage. Experience with the ACT can improve test scores, depending on the amount of effort put into preparation.

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GMAT Preparation

Applying to graduate business and management schools usually means taking the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Our GMAT Preparation Course Is a must. Taking this course will provide you with testtaking techniques and methods for Improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types. You'll review the more familiar questions and learn how to approach question types that may be new to you, like critical reasoning and data sufficiency. Tn the verbal lessons, we will discuss how to do your best on reading comprehension questions, sentence correction questions, critical reasoning questions, and the analytical writing assessment. In the quantitative lessons, we provide a comprehensive math review and techniques for tackling both problem solving and data suftlclency questions. You will practice on actual GNAT tests from previous years, which is the best way to prepare for any standardized test.

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GRE Preparation - Part 2 (Quantitative)

This course features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, discrete quantitative, and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE. We will also cover time saving techniques for both the paper-based and computer administrations of the test.

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Prepare for the GED Language Arts, Writing Test

Technological advances in the workplace have made a high school diploma essential for almost all workers. If you want to obtain employment or advance in your career, you will need to demonstrate to your employer that you have at least a high school education. If you never finished high school, the GED exam will serve as proof that you have acquired the equivalent of a high school education on your own.

If you are comfortable reading newspapers and you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide without a calculator, you're halfway there! This course will help you develop the additional reading and thinking skills you'll need to succeed in all five GED test areas: Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Literature, and Math. After completion of this course, you should be well-equipped to take - and pass - the GED!

Important: Some GED Testing Centers require proof that you have passed a GED preparation course or the official GED Practice Tests (OPT's) before you can take the official GED tests. Before enrolling in this course, please check with the official GED Testing Center where you intend to take your tests to make sure that this course will meet their requirements.

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Test Taking Tips and Techniques

This course is designed to help participants prepare to take skills and ability tests for employment, program placement and college entry. To perform your best on any test, you need to feel confident and positive. By understanding the techniques and practicing test taking, the participant will be able to focus on relating the knowledge they have instead of reacting in fear and blocking that knowledge. The course content will also provide a review of the skills needed for reading, writing and math tests so that the participant can be aware of weak areas in need of improved skills. The student will also understand the process to use to complete a personality assessment.

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WRITING

Advanced Fiction Writing

Explore all the topics a writer needs to create a successful manuscript, including story structure, plot, character, dialogue, setting, suspense, conflict, action, viewpoint, tense, and even how to get published. In Advanced Fiction Writing, you'll explore the essential techniques that are often overlooked by other writing classes and textbooks. You'll explore them in a clear, step-by-step fashion that will make it easy for you to turn your story idea into a published book.

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APA Documentation, 6th edition

Course will cover the 2009 guidelines for APA documentation providing details about the style through examples. In addition, course will cover new APA guidelines for formatting papers.

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Beginning Writer

If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will de mystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles. This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece. Our emphasis in this course is on developing your skills through practice, so you'll spend more time writing than reading. You'll master important concepts by completing enjoyable writing exercises and assignments, and you'll discover a variety of strategies and techniques the pros use to develop characters, create a compelling point of view, build interest through dialogue, and add meaning to your stories.

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Beginning Writer's Workshop

If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles.

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Creative Writing

This class will introduce students to three genres of contemporary creative writing: personal essays, poetry, and short fiction. Students will read professional examples of each genre, and write original works. Meetings will consist of discussions, writing exercises, and peer workshops.

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Introduction to College Writing I

Enable the beginning college writer to develop control of the writing process by focusing on paragraph development. Require students to demonstrate proficiency in basic standard writing conventions, including grammar and mechanics. Prepare students for entry into ENGL 025 Introduction to College Writing II.

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Introduction to Journaling

If you've ever wanted to try journaling, this course will provide answers to your every question. You'll discover the different types of journaling (including dream journaling), and sample a buffet of journaling techniques, exercises, tools, and resources. We'll cover everything you need to know about journaling, including a seven-step process that will ease you into writing a journal, even if you've never journaled before. You'll get detailed instructions on developing, decorating, and customizing your journal, and you'll learn exciting new ways to express yourself and develop your creativity.

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My Life Stories Writing Workshop

Would you like to pass down your memories to your family but don t know where to begin the task? Join this supportive group, set your pen to paper, and get started preserving your personal history.

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Mystery Writing

What makes a mystery? If you consider the books you've read most recently, you may be surprised to discover that many - if not all - are mysteries. From Dan Brown to Dennis Lehane, mysteries are hot items on today's best-seller lists. This course will teach you the techniques you need to know if you want to become a best-selling mystery author. Mystery Writing begins by introducing the four story types and then explains how they relate to mysteries. It then reveals the three-act story structure, which is any story's key to success. Next, it shows you how to propel the action forward to a climax, followed by a catharsis in which your readers feel the release of tension that accompanies a great finish. The difference between story and plot is one of the most important distinctions in fiction writing - and one that many professional authors don't fully understand. But you will have mastered it by the end of this course. You'll also get a chance to experiment with viewpoints and see which one works best for your mystery. And you'll write a complete scene from your story and learn the internal structure that makes every scene feel right. Finally, you'll delve into the special techniques that apply to mysteries, including crime scene description, MacGuffins, and the use of red herrings to misdirect your readers and create suspense. Examples from real mystery novels will show these techniques in action. Then, following each lesson, you'll get to practice on your own story. And when you have questions or insights to share, you can join your instructor and classmates in a dynamic, interactive discussion area. This information-packed online course combines the best advice of many writing professionals, tempered with the instructor's own experiences as a mystery writer. Follow the guidelines taught in this course, and you'll be well on your way to writing a successful mystery of your very own!

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Research Methods for Writers

Learn to efficiently and effectively conduct research for any writing project. Get the tools to successfully gather and incorporate all the information for a polished, professional writing project.

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Secrets to Writing and Getting Published

Getting started is the most critical issue for writers or hopeful writers. Discover the foundation for developing a story line, editing, getting published and how to market your material.

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The Art of Creative Writing

The participant will learn the fundamental of fiction writing including why he/she wants to become a writer, creating the story (outline vs. seat -of-the-pants writing), inventing character(s), plotting strategies, bringing dialogue to life, the pain of editing, and the road to being published.

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The Craft of Magazine Writing

Have you ever thought about writing for magazines? Turn your dreams into bylines and help yourself to a bright future as a magazine writer. It's fun, it's easy, and a great source of extra income. If you're a determined new writer, or if you haven't written for magazines in years, this class will jump start your career. You'll learn plenty of powerful brainstorming techniques designed to practically write every article for you.

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Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book

One of the great things about nonfiction book writing is that you're 10 times more likely to get published than you'd be if you wrote fiction. Whether you dream of becoming a full-time author, writing books to advance your career, or penning your memoir or family history, this fun and information-packed course will teach you how to plan, research, write, edit, and publish your masterpiece. We'll start with planning and strategy. You'll find out how to choose a topic and size up the competition - developing a perfect, one-of-a-kind book concept that will stand out to agents and editors. Then you'll learn how to immerse yourself in your subject and get the information you need from research, interviews, and observation techniques. Next, we'll get into the heart of writing and editing. You'll see how to choose a writing style, structure, and slant that will appeal to your unique audience and keep readers hooked. You'll also get great ideas for editing your work and soliciting feedback from readers. Perhaps most important, you'll get invaluable strategies for setting a writing schedule, banishing writer's block, and actually finishing your book! Finally, we'll delve into both traditional and nontraditional publishing, helping you determine the right path for you and your book. You'll discover exactly how today's traditional publishing industry works and what techniques you can use such as crafting standout query letters and proposals to get noticed by editors and agents. You'll also master nontraditional publishing options such as self-publishing, on-demand publishing, and e-publishing. By the end of this course, you'll have all the tools at your fingertips to get your book completed and published using any method you choose.

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Write Like A Pro

What's the single biggest difference between professional authors and novices? Professionals know how to structure novels and stories for maximum dramatic effect. This course helps you develop the same story structuring skills the pros use. You'll understand how your passion, theme, premise, and characters help you create the structure of your story, and you'll discover how viewpoint, dialogue, pacing, and many other techniques are used to build scenes and move your story from beginning to end. Each assignment in this course helps you develop your own original novel or story. As you apply each technique, your story will take shape, with a clear path from beginning to end. And whenever you have questions or insights to share, you can join your instructor and classmates in the Discussion Area for some interactive brainstorming! Before you know it, you'll be prepared to...write fiction like a pro.

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Write Your Life Story

Have you thought about writing your story, sharing life-altering events? Does your family really know about their heritage? If you've ever thought about writing your life story, now is the time. You will have the satisfaction of telling history your way. You may even find a lucrative market for your story, just like the authors of the best-selling Rocket Boys and Angela's Ashes. This course walks you step-by-step through the process of writing your life story. It's fun. It's exciting. It's a story only you can tell.

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Writerific: Creativity Training for Writers

Who doesn't know the fear of the blank page? How can we transform our visions into the written word? Is it really possible to become a terrific writer? You'll find the answer to these and more of your questions in Writerific. In this high-energy class you'll learn lots of tricks from the published writer's toolbox. Whether you're at work now or hoping to write a novel, a nonfiction book, a memoir, short stories or articles, Writerific liberates the imaginative, inventive bolts of genius that are inside everyone.If you've ever dreamed of hearing your writer's voice and writing what's in your heart and head, this class will make it happen.

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Writing Essentials

Master the essentials of writing, and become the stellar wordsmith you always wanted to be! In this course, you'll develop the skills you need to excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level.

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