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May we suggest the following courses?


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.

Brown Bag Spanish, Advanced & Conversational

Advanced students will practice and perfect conversational skills and further enlarge vocabulary and smooth out grammar glitches. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

Lego Mania (Ages 4-8) Summer 2022

No builder can say "Lego my Lego!" when engaged in the creative activities of LEGO MANIA! This innovative program for Lego buffs provides opportunities for imagination and hands-on learning under the guidance of a certified Texas educator. Over 15 new games, STEM kits, projects and activities not found in stores will be planned and manipulated. Enrichment in the areas of personal creativity, following instructions, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, critical thinking and learning will be experienced as the child has the opportunity to construct dinosaurs, rockets, castles, airplanes, forts, cars and much more!

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 $20 for AARP members or $25 for non members covers administrative costs, is due in class and is payable by cash or check made payable to AARP. AARP members must bring their membership card to class.

Spanish, Beginning 2

You will practice the conjugation of regular verbs, learn verbs that end in -er and -ir, learn how to form adverbs, the plural of nouns and how to convert nouns into verbs. In addition, you will learn adjectives, how to form the past tense plural of -ar, -er and -ir verbs and when to use "estar." Chapters 10-16 will be covered in "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish." Chapters 1-4 will be covered in "Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Third Edition" by Dorothy Richmond. Instructor, Silvia Garcia-Rosell. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

Fundamentals of Professional Songwriting

Part lecture and part workshop, this class covers applications of the writing process, using both lyric and melody. Topics include creative usage of vocabulary and themes for lyric composition, rhyme structure and meter, creation of original melodies using basic theory, performance and recording techniques, critical listening, publishing contracts and understanding of songwriting in the publishing and recording industries, as well as the culture at large. Instructor Renee' Coale Willis has over 30 years experience in the country music industry as a professional singer/songwriter. Her song, written for Sony artist Rick Trevino, obtained Platinum status. No discount.

Tai Chi Level 1

The ancient art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice Tai Chi. Instructor, Ming Xie, has been training and teaching Tai Chi for over 25 years. No discount.

Survival Tactics (Ages 7-12) Summer 2022

Wrapped in games and adventure, unique challenges await you. During survival situations, the four basic needs become shelter, water, fire and food. By introducing basic techniques, your child will learn how to purify water, signal for help, leave no trace camping, first aid, search for edible food, set chants, and more! Team Survival games will keep the training light hearted and fun! Essential skills for all-designed for kids who like to work and play outside! Enlist now before it's too late!



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