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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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Architecture Tour

You will enjoy this popular walking tour of architecture in downtown San Antonio. Appreciate the diversity of styles and detailing within the built environment both from the outside and inside. The richness of downtown's architectural variety and history may surprise you, but it will definitely cause you to walk more slowly and look more closely at the wide range of handsome buildings within our city's center. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour. Wear comfortable shoes and meet on Main Plaza in front of the east-facing doors of San Fernando Cathedral. No discount.

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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.

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Beginning African American Genealogy

Do you and your family want to research your African American ancestors? Have you hit roadblocks in your research due to lack of online resources? Many African Americans find it difficult to trace their ancestors earlier than the 1870’s. Mariano Salazar will show you how to overcome these hurdles. You will gain an understanding of the online resources available including: Freedmen’s Bureau, Freedman’s Bank records, census records, DNA genealogy websites and more. Please open a free account with www.familysearch.org prior to the start of class.

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Collette Tours – Tropical Costa Rica

Nine days, 13 meals, lush forests, stunning waterfalls and endless coastlines – tropical Costa Rica awaits! Travel dates are April 6 - 14, 2019 and includes hotel, airfare, meals, transfers and insurance. 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- Islands of New England

Spend eight days exploring New England charm, history and food including Newport, Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and more. Travel dates are July 18 – 25, 2019 and includes hotel, airfare, 11 meals, transfers and insurance. 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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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 (Large Pups)

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. 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. Class size will be limited and is meant for dogs 30+ lbs. Please bring proof of current vaccinations. No discount.

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Doggie Obstacle Course (Small Pups)

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. 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. Class size will be limited and is meant for dogs less than 30 lbs. Please bring proof of current vaccinations. No discount.

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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, 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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Historic Cemeteries Tour

Join this spirited visit to San Antonio's historic eastside cemeteries for an unforgettable experience. Learn tragic, humorous and inspiring stories about famous and less well-known cemetery residents. You will gain a better understanding of cemetery history and architecture during this comfortable, two-hour walking tour through a lovely, but often overlooked historic treasure. Wear comfortable clothes and meet at the southeast corner of Monumental and Paso Hondo. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will be waiting for you. No discount.

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How to Start a Pet-Sitting Business

Pet sitters are qualified, professional individuals who do much more than feed, play with and cuddle pets while their owners are away from home. In this workshop, instructor Barbara Kelly will delve into pet sitter qualifications, legal responsibilities, liability insurance and will provide tips on bonding with your client’s pets. She will help you map out a business plan and provide marketing tips and tools for a successful pet-sitting business. Barbara has 15 years’ experience in therapy dog work and owned her own pet-sitting business.

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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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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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'New to San Antonio' Downtown Walkabout

This unique tour is intended for persons new to San Antonio (but longtime residents are welcome, too!). Join tour guide Bruce Martin for an appreciation of what makes our city a wonderful and special place. Discover overlooked secret spots along this pleasant stroll through downtown and enjoy some wonderful recent additions that are further enriching our city. This memorable walkabout is a great way to experience our beautiful and quirky San Antonio. 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.

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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!

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