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A Very Minecraft® Christmas (Ages 8-14)

Calling all Minecraft® enthusiasts! Build Santa’s workshop inside the amazing world of Minecraft®. Students will learn about engineering, problem solving and basic coding as they program Santa’s elves (turtle robots) to harvest resources, build basic structures and more! They will also harness the power of redstone (in-game electricity) to build Christmas themed decorations and contraptions. Your kids will think they’re playing a game, but you know better! Instruction provided by Bits, Bytes & Bots of San Antonio. New curricula will be introduced from fall 2018.

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Family Fairy Gardening (Ages 5-12)

Grownups grab your little ones and bring them to an afternoon of fairy gardening! Adults and kids alike will have fun choosing their container, picking their plants and fairies and customizing their fairy gardens by using their imagination. Bring your own container (10x10x4 is best) or purchase one from the instructor and come prepared to get a little dirty! A $30 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class and covers all materials for your fairy garden. Registration and supply fee are for one fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez owns Whimsical Fairy Gardens and has been gardening for over 20 years.

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Football Finger Foods (Ages 7-12)

Celebrate the football season with these kid friendly finger foods. Whether it’s for a football game, family game night or a holiday celebration, every one of these recipes is a proven crowd pleaser. Take it back to old school classics like pigs in a blanket or create a modern munchie like spinach queso and more with Kit Myers. Kit teaches proven hacks and tips to make these recipes easy, fun and hands-on. All materials and supplies are included in this class. All your child needs to bring is an apron and a to-go box to share all their hand-made tasty treats with family.

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Gingerbread Workshop (Ages 5+)

Enjoy quality time with your youngster as you create a gingerbread house from scratch. Guided by Kit Myers and her experienced gingerbread angels, you'll tell your own family story in gingerbread. This 90 minute instructional workshop includes step-by-step guidance, from assembly to decorating and even landscaping. Kit has done all the planning, baking and shopping so you can focus on creating memories with your family. All materials are included, just bring your imagination! Registration fee covers materials for a gingerbread mini-village for one child and one adult to complete. Please register under the adult's name. A limited supply of Texas Barns and Old Fashioned Trains are available.

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Harvest Workshop (Ages 6-12)

Students will go beyond the turkey hand art in this three-day course! An Inspire Fine Art instructor will guide young artists as they create leaf shaped bowls, pumpkin sculptures, baskets and more. Students will learn how to make art that celebrates this beautiful bountiful time of year. All supplies are included.

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Hidden Forest Enrichment Session 3

After school enrichment for staff.

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Hidden Forest Enrichment Session 4

After school enrichment for staff.

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How to Win Scholarships for College (Ages 13+)

Do you have a student who wants to go to college? Afraid that they will sink into the student debt quicksand? Students will learn tips, tricks and gain inside information on how to afford the college of their dreams and even have extra cash to study abroad! Caleb Pendleton, a UTSA Business Management graduate, Scholarship Judge and winner of more than $65,000 in scholarships and grants, will present seven secrets to winning scholarships as well as insider tips and tricks that will make your child’s application standout to judges. Students will learn the secrets for successfully finding, applying for and winning big scholarship awards regardless of age, financial situation or family background. With billions of scholarship dollars available to students, now is the time to invest in their future! Parents may register separately to attend with their student.

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