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Advanced Ancestry.com

Use Ancestry.com on a deeper level. This hands-on, computer-based course will teach you how to upload photos and documents, connect existing family trees, use the AncestryApp, DNA networking, accessing international records, understanding of sources/databases, advanced search and explore the 'green leaf' a lot further. You must be a current paid Ancestry.com subscriber in order to see all documents and enroll in the class. Please bring the following information with you: Ancestry.com login/password, names, birth/death rates and birth/death locations on the first day of class. Your instructor is Mariano Salazar.

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Ancestry.com: DNA Review

Have you taken an AncestryDNA® test and want to know more about your family history based on the results? Do you want to find out more about DNA story, DNA Matches and ThruLines within Ancestry.com? Let instructor Mariano Salazar show you the ins and outs of AncestryDNA®. You will learn how to link your DNA within your family tree and how to connect multiple family members DNA under one family tree.

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Ancestry.com: Tree & Book Making

Have you spent years and time building your family tree within Ancestry.com? Are you ready to show your family tree to your family and friends in poster or book format? Do you have photos and documents in a shoe box or album that you want to combine with your Ancestry.com family tree? Instructor Mariano Salazar will show you how to download your family tree via Ancestry.com and then how to upload it via Blurb.com to create a beautiful book that is very inexpensive to print. You will also learn how to download your Ancestry.com family tree into a very large poster, which could be sent to FedEx Office or Walgreens to create customized posters. No laptops or logins are needed for this class.

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Canine Ninja

Bring Fido to have fun, exercise and spend social time with other dogs participating in numerous obstacles. This is a non-competitive, challenging, fun and physical activity class. Your dog will learn how to interact with their environment and conquer obstacles such as climbing, balancing, jumping, running, vaulting and much more. This class is open to any breed four months and older. Join instructor Linda Weniger in this fun-packed afternoon with your pet. Please bring proof of current vaccinations and treats or toys to help assist your dog through the obstacles. The registration fee is for one dog and one adult.

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Collette Tours - Autumn in Vermont

Experience classic New England life in Vermont. Quaint villages, country farms, picturesque waterways, good food and some of America’s most historic cities await you in Vermont. Visit Woodstock, Lake Champlain the Adirondacks and more! Enjoy 7 days, 10 meals, airfare, transfers and insurance. Travel dates are September 27 – October 3, 2020. Join us for a slideshow presentation from Collette Vacations Representative Mike Sprute. For a FREE informational brochure, please call (210) 407-0140 option 3.

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Dog Grooming

Learn how to properly bathe and brush your dog's coat, clean ears, brush teeth and clip nails. Instructor Linda Weniger 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. Take this chance to learn from a professional; you will be glad you did. Do not bring your dog to class.

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Dog Manners 101

Are you having trouble getting Rover to stay off the furniture? Is Spot digging up your yard? 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. Linda Weniger has been working successfully with Rovers and Spots for over 40 years. Do not bring your dog to this class.

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Dog Obedience

Do not be taken for a walk anymore! Come learn 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. Dogs DO attend all sessions. Trainer Linda Weniger has over 40 years experience in all-breed training. Please bring proof of current vaccinations to first class. The registration fee is for one dog and adult.

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Genealogy: The Basics

Find out about your ancestors. Learn how to use computer and printed resources ranging from genealogical software and databases to the San Antonio Public and Mormon Family History libraries. When you complete this course, we will have endeavored to find the basics of your family tree for at least five generations and you will have a working knowledge of how to continue researching your family. A $10 supply fee is payable to instructor Earline Long-Zlotkowski at the first class.

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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, this 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 Director of Instruction for R II M Golf, Rob Myers II and the R II M Golf staff. No discount.

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Grooming with Electric Clippers

Learn to groom your dog at home with professional trainer Linda Weniger. She will teach you what tools to purchase (clipper blades, combs, brushes, etc.) and how to use them properly. Learn how to groom your dog safely from start to finish. Not only will it help your wallet but also your dog will feel less stress being groomed at home. Do not bring your dog to this class.

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Kayaking 101

Get outside and enjoy the waterways of San Antonio! Learn kayak terminology, river terminology, proper paddling techniques, how to self-rescue, river signals, how to plan a trip and how to select the appropriate kayaking gear for your needs. This class is taught at Acequia Recreations Area and concludes with a scenic paddle. Instruction provided by Mission Adventure Tours. No discount.

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San Antonio Mission Bike Tour

The Mission Bike Tour is the best way to experience the San Antonio Missions. This trip truly feels like an adventure. You will bike down the Mission Reach trail of the San Antonio River and talk about the history of the San Antonio River. Imagine the life of indigenous people and Spanish settlers as you learn about the deep and rich history of the San Antonio Missions. The tour stops at Mission San Jose and Mission San Juan where you can spend a little time exploring and photographing the missions. You will return to the same spot where you started. Join Mission Adventure Tours in this fun-filled trip. A bike, bike lock, helmet and bike basket are included. No discount.

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San Antonio Missions Guided Walking Tour

Put on your walking shoes and enjoy a unique walking tour of the world-famous San Antonio Missions. In this four-hour tour, you will be shuttled from Espada Park by Mission Adventure Tours to Mission Espada, Mission San Juan, Mission San Jose and Mission Conception. You will enjoy a guided walking tour tailored specifically to each mission. No discount.

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The Secrets of "Travel Hacking"

Learn how to earn hundreds of thousands of airline frequent flyer miles and hotel reward points without ever stepping foot on a plane or paying for a hotel and redeem them for high-value trips. Instructor Gina Henry will show you her easy beginner strategy then graduate you to more advanced strategies that earn you 1 million+ reward points a year. All the major reward programs will be detailed. Tuition includes Gina’s 50-page book that includes all the resources you need to put this practical information to use. Gina’s book “The Secrets of Travel Hacking: Free Air, Hotels and Cash Back” will be available to purchase for an additional $15.

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Use Your Skill & Talent to Travel FREE!

If you are working a 9-5 job and want more time and money to travel or are one of the 75-million baby boomers retiring and pursuing their travel dream, this class will show you how to use your talent, skill and life experience to travel free. Instructor Gina Henry will show you how she has afforded to travel free the past 25 years to 93 countries and all 50 states. If you are near retirement, retired, re-tooling or changing careers, a student, or anyone who likes the idea of making additional income to support their travel dream and keep their retirement money in the bank, this class is for you. Learn over 200 ways to travel free, earn FREE airline tickets, hotel nights, cruises, tours, car rentals, vacation meals and more in the USA and worldwide! Gina’s book "Free Vacations: Travel Free and Get Paid to Do It” will be available to purchase for an additional $15.

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Using Ancestry.com

Start tracing your family history using Ancestry.com. This hands-on, computer-based course is for those new to the website or who have come to a roadblock and need direction on how to further research and create family trees. Your experienced instructor, Mariano Salazar, will show you how to use the search function, how to manipulate the 'green leaf' and how to build a tree. You must be a current paid Ancestry.com subscriber in order to see all documents and enroll in the class. Please bring the following information with you: Ancestry.com login/password, names, birth/death dates and birth/death locations on the first day of class.

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Welcome to San Antonio Tour

This popular walking tour of downtown San Antonio is an excellent way to better appreciate the beauty and charm of our “odd and antiquated” city. We will meander by charming surprises and overlooked secrets away from downtown’s more popular tourist routes as we combine history, art and architecture on this comfortable morning walk. An excellent way to prepare to share San Antonio with out-of-town visitors, as well as to rediscover our great downtown! Wear comfortable walking shoes and meet on Alamo Plaza, near the gray granite Alamo Cenotaph sculpture, at the SE corner of Houston Street and Alamo Street. Bruce Martin, a certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour. No discount.

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