NEISD - Community Education

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Argentine Tango

Argentine tango has been thrilling dancers for more than 100 years. Tango is loved by dancers and audiences for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. Studio One's instructor will teach the following elements of tango: walking, turning, stopping, navigation and some embellishments. No partner necessary. Price is per person. No discount.

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Ghosts & Legends of San Antonio

Come and get acquainted with the night with Randy Felts! Over the last eleven years Randy has taken thousands on a walk back through time for a glimpse of our city's dark and unique history, its culture and of course the ghosts and legends born of folklore that have blossomed here for over half a millennium. Experience 500 years of legends, lives and dark tales that will chill your bones. Learn why La Llorona wails along the river. Why the Donkey Lady seeks eternal revenge and why the sound of rattlesnakes chill your bones. No discount.

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Writers' Workshop I

Discover the fun of writing through hands-on practice. Learn techniques to get thoughts on paper. Explore effective writing practices such as characterization, use of descriptive language and scene making. This class will continue in the Spring.

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Short Stories

We will read and discuss the works of various authors, sharing our observations and opinions based on each of the stories. The environment will be congenial, and no formal background in literature is required. We will be using “The Vintage Book of American Short Stories” edited by Tobias Wolff (ISBN 0-679-74513-0).

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AARP Smart Driver Course

Veteran drivers will learn how to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. This is not a ticket removal course, but participants may obtain a reduction in car insurance upon completion. A supply fee of $15 for AARP members or $20 for non members is payable to AARP and covers administrative costs. AARP members must bring their membership card to class. Instructors are Roy Ball and Richard Honeycutt, Jr.

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The Nitty Gritty of Gardening - Soils, Fertilizers and Compost

Soil is the starting point for gardening. Fertilizing helps plants grow and prosper. Composting is nature's way of recycling the leaves, grass clippings and other vegetative materials that nourish the soil and bring it back to life. This class covers all three topics, plus when, where and why to use compost as a natural supplement. You will learn how to make compost and the details of how soils, fertilizers and compost all work together. The instructor is Dr. Tom Harris.

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Driver Education

Register now for a driver education class at your NEISD school. Students will receive 32 clock hours of classroom instruction as well as seven hours of behind-the-wheel driving and seven hours of observation. The schedule posted is for the classroom only. All in-car training is scheduled individually by the student once the permit is obtained. Students must be at least 15 years old and in high school before class begins. For complete details and contract information go to Please register with the students name and information. In addition, the contract at MUST be filled out, signed by both parent and student, then submitted to the Driver Education office before the class begins.

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Gardening in Texas

If you have recently moved to this area, you're very quickly going to find that most of those plants you brought from "back home" won't grow here. Gardening here is like gardening in the desert and Dr. Tom Harris will show you how to adapt. He will discuss soils, plants, fertilizers, plant problems, composting, pruning, turf grass and xeriscaping.

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