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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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Become a Digital Nomad

Live and work wherever you want. Become a digital nomad and be location independent. You no longer have to choose between work and travel - you can have both! Make your travels sustainable by earning a living as you travel. Pay zero rent or mortgage. Learn about jobs that support this lifestyle and the “how to” of living on the road (downsizing, putting your stuff in storage, getting your mail, how to have a physical “address,” the RV lifestyle, timeshares, live on board a cruise ship, international living, long-term rentals, housesitting, office out of your car or RV, getting Wi-Fi and more). Instructor, Gina Henry, founder of Go Global, Inc., has been a professional traveler for over 26 years is location independent and travels year round. Gina’s book “How to Create Your Money-Making Travel Lifestyle on the Road: Become a Digital Nomad” will be available to purchase for an additional $15.

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Collette Tours – Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains

Explore Kentucky’s horse country, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Biltmore Estate, enjoy tastings and distillery tours and so much more. Twelve meals, hotel, airfare, transfers and insurance are all included in this nine-day trip! Travel dates are October 3-11, 2019. Please join us for a slideshow presentation and explanation of the trip by Collette Vacations representative Mike Sprute. For a FREE informational trip brochure, please call (210) 407-0140, option 3.

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Collette Tours – Classic Christmas Markets

Experience the Nuremberg “Christkindlesmarkt”, Germany’s most famous Christmas Market. Travel through the picturesque Black Forest, stroll the streets of Würzburg and traverse the Bavarian landscape in this nine day tour with Collette Vacations December 7-15, 2019. Tour includes hotel, airfare, meals, transfers and insurance. Join us for a slideshow presentation and explanation of the trip by Collette Vacations representative Mike Sprute. For a FREE informational trip 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. 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? 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. No discount.

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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. No discount.

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Doggie Obstacle Course

Bring Fido to have fun, exercise and spend social time with others participating in numerous obstacles. Your dog will learn how to walk over different textures, jumps/hurdles, tunnels, weaves, crawls, jump throughs, hula hoops and more. You will learn ideas on how to construct simple obstacles in your own home and yard. Join instructor Linda Weniger in this fun-packed evening with your pet. Please bring proof of current vaccinations. No discount.

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Federal Population Census

Have you heard of census records and how this genealogical resource can better aid you on your family tree research? You can use census records to follow your family over each decade, determine family relationships, trace back to other locations where family members originated from and find out more details of each family member. Your experienced instructor, Mariano Salazar will introduce you to a sampling of state, federal and Mexican Census Records. He will show you websites that provide free access to these census records. By the end of the class, you will have a better understanding of this valuable resource and be able to trace your family back several generations.

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Find Your Ancestors using FamilySearch.org

Discover your family’s story through one of the largest free family tree resources on the Internet. This hands-on computer course is for those new to the website or who have hit a roadblock in their search. Experienced instructor Mariano Salazar will start with the basics and introduce advanced functions to help create your family tree. Please create a login at www.familysearch.org prior to class and bring your family names, birth and death dates and locations to class.

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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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Genealogy: Top Websites for Research

Are you starting or continuing your family tree research and have become overwhelmed with the number of genealogy websites? Let Mariano Salazar do the driving for you on visiting the top paid and free genealogy websites, while you sit back and enjoy the ride. You will discover the benefits on what each website could do in aiding your research. Lastly, you will learn how to access some of the paid subscriptions for free by using your local library services.

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Golf for Women, Beginning

Take a swing at golf and learn the fundamentals of putting, chipping, iron play and woods. 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 II and the R II M Golf staff. No discount.

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Golf for Women, Intermediate

The class is designed for golfers who have played before and want to refresh skills or maximize performance. 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 for R II M Golf, Rob Myers II and the R II M Golf staff. 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 Director of Instruction for R II M Golf, Rob Myers II and the R II M Golf 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, 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 Shears

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. Please do not bring your dog to this class. No discount.

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Guided Kayak Nature Tour

Come and learn about all the wildlife that calls the San Antonio River home in this two-hour tour! Your instructor, Sarah Neal of Mission Adventure Tours, will guide you down a two mile, gentle flatwater paddle where wildlife will be spotted and discussed. You will see many different species of turtles, waterfowl, wading birds and birds of prey. Bring a waterproof camera to take your own wildlife photos. Sarah is an American Canoe Association Level 2 kayak instructor.

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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 Recreation Area and concludes with a scenic paddle. A $10 supply fee, which covers all rental gear, is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Your instructor is Sarah Neal with Mission Adventure Tours. She is an American Canoe Association Certified Level 2 kayak instructor. No discount.

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Kids and K9s

Do you want your child to take more responsibility with your pet? Trainer Linda Weniger has a solution! During this pet workshop, your child will learn how to teach your pup basic commands like 'sit' and 'down,' as well as learn how to take them for a walk. They will even learn basic tricks like shake, beg, crawl, dance and roll over. Lastly, your kiddo will learn the importance of grooming, pet care, dog safety and responsibility. One registration includes one parent, one child between the ages of 6 and 12 and one dog. Child must be able to hold the dog on a leash and the dog must be potty trained. Please bring proof of current vaccinations and dog treats to class. No discount.

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King William District Social Paddle

Are you looking for a fun date idea or a new activity to do with friends? Join Mission Adventure Tours on a social kayaking paddle trip. During this trip, you will paddle around the King William District section of the San Antonio River. This is an up and back trip. Extend the fun and stay after to join the group at a local restaurant for food and beverages of your choice. You must be 21+ to attend this class. Food and beverage is not included. No discount.

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Mural Tour

Discover the surprising number of wonderful, yet frequently overlooked murals in downtown San Antonio. This enjoyable walking tour combines history, art and a mixture of contemporary and historic murals rendered in a variety of materials. Experience another aspect of what makes downtown San Antonio such a rich and rewarding place to visit. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the base of the Cenotaph on Alamo Plaza near the SE corner of Alamo and Houston Streets. No discount.

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Nature Tour, Mission Hike & Bike Trail

Get outside and enjoy this delightful walk among beautiful wildflowers and native plants in the Mission Hike and Bike Trail’s natural landscape. We will see a variety of birds and some impressive new public art on the trail alongside the river, visit a Spanish acequia and get a better understanding of our community’s significant, thoughtful investment in its future via the river. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour. Wear comfortable shoes and meet in the Mission San Juan parking lot at 9101 Graf Road, near the intersection of Graf Road and E. Ashley Road. No discount.

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Puppy Kindergarten

Bring your fur baby to this exciting class to begin the proper steps in training it to be the best companion ever! All pups eight weeks to five months are welcome. Topics to be taught include: potty training, proper socialization, leash training, simple command words, good manners, toy choices and much more. Instructor Linda Weniger has over 40 years of experience as a professional dog trainer. You are required to bring proof of current vaccinations for the age of your pup to class. No discount.

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San Pedro Creek Park Tour

Visit this exciting downtown enhancement and gain insight into the beautiful public artwork, handsome creekway redesign and substantial habitat restoration. This will be a comfortable walk along the fully accessible, initial phase of San Pedro Creek Park, which opened less than a year ago. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the southwest corner of Houston and Camaron. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour.

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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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