NEISD - Community Education

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Introduction to Computers & Windows® Part 1

If you've been putting off learning computers, here's your chance. This course includes the basics of navigating Windows®, provides correct terminology and explores the basics of Microsoft® Word® and Microsoft® Excel®. You will learn how to use the start menu and taskbar; move and resize windows; create and manage files, folders and libraries; and search for content on your computer. You will also create shortcuts, use gadgets and change system settings. Finally, you will browse the web with Internet Explorer®. This hands-on course provides a good foundation for future computer classes. Instructor Pamela Stephens is a retired NEISD Instructional Technology Specialist.

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Delish in a Dash

Who has time to cook, but wants to eat and live healthy? In this class, you will learn fun and simple ways to cook delicious REAL food quickly. We will also discuss techniques to planning ahead and packing up your healthy meals to go, whether it's to work, on a road trip or flying off to your next vacation spot. You will taste test everything that is created during the class and walk away with a workbook that you can utilize in your own kitchen. We CAN live full, busy lives and be healthy all at the same time; we just need a little guidance along the way. Instructor Emily Oye is a Health Coach and Natural Body Care Product Developer. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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A Veggie Lover’s Tour through Europe

Je suis végétarien. Sono vegetariano. Ich bin Vegetarier. Whether dining in France, Italy or Germany get ready to take your vegetarian taste buds on a gastronomic journey through Europe. Prepare to transform your life and take your cooking abilities to the next level. Learn how to prepare healthy world-class vegetarian cuisine from the pros at Young Chef’s Academy. No discount.

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Holiday Floral Design

The month of December is filled with many traditions and celebrations. Join instructor, Jim Bliek as he shows you how to focus on floral designs that are associated with these holidays. Please bring your pruners/cutters to class because you will be working on several projects to take home. This is an advanced level class. A supply fee of $60 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class. To allow instructor accuracy in purchase of supplies, no registrations or withdrawals will be accepted after October 12th.

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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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Beginning Arabic

This course begins with learning the Arabic alphabet and letter sounds. We will focus on survival Arabic including greetings, numbers, short social exchanges and expressing daily needs. The focus will be on communication. Instructor Girgis Bakhoum has 25+ years teaching Arabic as a second language.

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Writing Workshop Introduction

The writing workshop of all writing workshops! Starting with the foundation of Point of View (POV) selection, writing past vs. present tense, basic writing genres and categories and the etiquette of critiquing, as well as the importance of deadlines, assignments, and writing routines. The book "90 Days to Your Novel" by Sarah Domet is suggested reading. All handouts will be sent electronically to students prior to each class. Please bring paper and pen or a laptop/tablet to each class for notes. Each session consists of a lecture (Wednesday) and lab (Monday). Instructor Michelle L. De La Garza is an author for Soul Mate Publishing. She writes under her given name and pseudonym April A. Luna.

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