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Badminton

Do you remember that fun racket sport played in the back yard or in the park? In the game of Badminton, opponents try to keep the "shuttle cock" in the air and over the net. Let retired physical education teacher Sandra Carrillo help you enjoy this great sport by teaching you the fundamentals. You will learn to clear the birdie, serve, drop shot, score and much more. Badminton can be enjoyed at any level, novice to advanced. Bring your own racket or use a loner racket that will be provided. A $5 birdie replacement fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. So come, play and watch the birdie!

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Bridge Basics I - Beginners

If you want to learn to play bridge or bring your skills up to date, this class will provide a good overview of bidding, playing the hand and defense. You will learn the basics of evaluating your hand and communicating with a partner. Playing bridge is an excellent activity and a fun way to meet new friends. Instructor Rebecca McCutcheon is certified by the American Contract Bridge League and she is a Silver Life Master. A book fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Register early - limit of 14 to a class.

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Bridge Basics II - Intermediate

Learning to play bridge is an exciting adventure. Every class you take gives you a better opportunity to learn more about the game. In this class you will learn the concepts needed when both sides are bidding for the contract. It introduces the basic competitive tools: preemptive opening bids, overcalls, takeout doubles and negative doubles. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett learned to play bridge and you can too! A $10 book fee is payable to the instructor, Rebecca McCutcheon, at the first class. Register early-limit of 14 to a class.

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Dog Grooming

Learn how to properly bathe, brush, clean ears, brush teeth, clip nails and care for your dog's coat. Linda Weniger, instructor, will also teach you about the different tools to use on different coats of hair. You will leave class knowing just what you need in order to have your pooch looking like he or she has been to the doggie spa. And by the way, you'll even know the difference between a slicker brush and a pin brush. Take this chance to learn from a professional; you'll be glad you did. Do not bring your dog to class. No discount.

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Dog Manners 101

Are you having trouble getting Rover to stay off the furniture? Is Spot digging up your yard? This class is designed to help you learn how to control different behavioral problems that your dog exhibits. Learn techniques to keep paws off of you as well as your new chair. Learn to avoid frustration with proven techniques that manage unwanted behaviors. You will be able to teach your pet manners in a safe, rewarding way. You can actually "talk" correctly to your pet without using the "NO" word! Do not bring your dog to this class. Linda Weniger holds an MA degree, is a former school teacher and has been working successfully with Rovers and Spots for 36 years. No discount.

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Dog Obedience

Don't be taken for a walk anymore! Know all the proper techniques for training your dog using positive reinforcement. A basic skill will be taught each week such as the heel, sit, stay, come and down commands. Learn the tricks to solving behavior problems. At the pet's first class session, you will be required to provide proof of current vaccination. Equipment will be discussed and will be available for purchase if necessary. Dogs DO attend all sessions. Trainer Linda Weniger has 36 years experience in all-breed training. No discount.

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Fencing, Beginning

Learn the basics of the exciting sport of modern fencing. In a group setting with bouting (sparring) time, you will learn several types of attacks and appropriate defenses. A supply fee of $100, payable to the instructor, covers cost of a fencing weapon, which you will own, and the use of protective gear. All sessions use foil weapons.

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Golf for Women, Beginning - Lessons and Lunch

This beginning golf class for women includes lessons followed by a delicious lunch from the SilverHorn Grille menu. Take a swing at golf and learn the fundamentals of putting, chipping, iron play and woods. If you have clubs, bring them. If you do not, loaners are available. Golf balls will be furnished. Lessons are provided by the Director of Instruction, Rob Myers, and the SilverHorn staff. Fee covers lessons and lunches. No discount.

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Golf Fore Ladies with Wine & Cheese

Come join Sheila Fitzgerald for a class full of fun. Learn basic to intermediate golf skills including grip, aim, stance, posture, rules, etiquette, course management and more. Each class will end with a new wine and cheese and the chance to discuss what you have learned while getting to know new people. Bring your own clubs or they can be provided. A $10 ball fee is payable to the instructor at each class. No discount.

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Golf, Beginning

Golf has been one of the fastest-growing sports for the past 10 years. Take a swing at learning the necessary fundamentals such as proper grip, rules of play, scoring, etiquette, stance, swing and more. Learn about a hobby that you could enjoy for a lifetime. Loaner clubs are available or you can bring your own set of clubs. Golf balls will be furnished. Lessons are provided by the Director of Instructioin, Rob Myers, and the SilverHorn staff. No discount.

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Golf, Intermediate

Become a better golfer by continuing to work on your game and improving your techniques. Designed for golfers who have played before, the class will teach you how to get out of trouble, shape your shots, manage your game and maximize performance. Loaner clubs are available or you can bring your own set of clubs. Golf balls will be furnished. Lessons are provided by the Director of Instruction, Rob Myers, and the SilverHorn staff. No discount.

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Hiking and Backpacking - The First Step

Human-powered travel and camping are not expensive or complicated. Learn how to prepare for day-trips or weeklong expeditions and start exploring your special paradise on foot. Also, learn about some great places to hike using your new-found knowledge. Class covers essential equipment, campsite selection, and hiking safety. Phil Starr is an avid, expert backpacker.

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Hiking and Backpacking - The Next Step

Simplify your standard of living and stay warm, safe and well fed while avoiding snakes, skunks and bears. This class builds on "Hiking and Backpacking--The First Step" and demonstrates use of gear and equipment, campsite selection, and hiking technique. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring a day pack, lunch, and drinking water. Requires hiking about 2 ½ miles along semi-improved trails. Eisenhower Park is located at 19399 NW Military Hwy. near Camp Bullis. Instructor, Phil Starr.

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Land Navigation - Map, Compass and GPS Skills

Stay found! With a map and compass, or satellites, you'll never be "confused" again. Learn how to use essential outdoor navigation tools to travel by foot to a destination. Determine your location using triangulation techniques or GPS coordinates. NEW - an introduction to Geocashing will also be covered and some hiking will be required to locate geocashes. Backpacker Phil Starr will introduce these staying-found skills at Eisenhower Park (19399 NW Military Hwy., next to Camp Bullis). Dress comfortably, bring drinking water and wear sturdy shoes. Topographic maps and compasses will be provided for class use. Bring a handheld GPS unit if you have one or plan to look on.

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Pickleball

Imagine a game that is a cross between tennis, ping pong and badminton. Sound strange? It is Pickleball and it's the fastest-growing sport in the world. Come learn to play with a wiffle ball and a paddle on a badminton-sized court. Pickleball is designed for both men and women, no matter your age or physical limitation. You will get the hang of footwork, balance, scoring and all the fundamentals. "Pickleball rocks" says instructor and Pickleball ambassador Sandra Carrillo, a retired teacher who conducts clinics city wide. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Bring you own paddle or use a loner paddle that will be provided. A $5 ball fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

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Potty Training for Pluto & Snoopy

Do you have a new puppy? Are you expecting one to arrive in the near future? If so, this class is perfect for you. Participate in a potty training session designed especially for you to train your pooch to have the best bathroom habits. Become acquainted with successful strategies that are proven to work even with stubborn Snoopy and persistent Pluto. Linda Weniger, experienced trainer, will help you develop a proper bathroom spot, a good routine, the appropriate use of a crate and how to interpret your dog's signals. You'll walk out of class with training tips for one of the most challenging aspects of pet ownership. You do not need to bring your dog to this session. No discount.

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Saber Fencing

Learn the basics of modern Saber fencing in this Olympic Sport. In a group setting with bouting (sparring) time, practice several types of attacks and appropriate defenses. No experience or equipment needed. A supply fee of $100 is payable to the instructor at the first class and covers cost of a fencing weapon, which you will own and the use of protective gear. Sessions will use Saber weapons.

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So You Want to Go to Walt Disney World?

Do you dream of taking your family to Walt Disney World, but you don't know where to start? Do the expenses, the planning and the distance seem overwhelming? Then this class is for you! Learn when to go, how to get there and how to best manage your time and expenses while at the parks. Avoid the pitfalls and get advice from a veteran Disney World traveler who has taken over 20 trips in the last nine years. You will receive tools and links to the best Disney planning websites, and you'll learn the secrets to having a truly successful trip. Michelle Richard, a former teacher, has many experiences and insights to share with you.

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Tennis, Beginning Level I

The focus for this beginning level adult class is learning the basic tennis fundamentals such as grips, movement, swings, etc. In this small group instruction you will learn how to hit the ball in game-type situations. This is a great way to learn tennis the right way. Bring a racket to class. A $5 ball fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Rafael Vital is USPTR certified and has taught hundreds of folks how to enjoy this life-time sport. Enrollment is limited.

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Tennis, Beginning Level II

Do you have a little tennis experience and want to improve your game? Learn how to use your forehand as a weapon to be able to hit the ball inside-out from mid-court to open up or put away a ball. Also learn the importance of establishing a cross-court based game to safely stay in the point while slowly getting your opponent out of position. Before you know it you will be able to power your way to the net, hit easy volleys and win! Bring a racket to class. A $5 ball fee is payable to the instructor, Rafael Vital, at the first class. Enrollment is limited.

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