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Adding a Fur-legged Friend to the Family

Are you thinking about adding a new or additional fur-legged member to your family? Don't let the doggy in the window fool you! Learn how to choose the perfect dog for you and/or your family. Topics discussed are how to buy or adopt and from where, which breed and age, the pros and cons of shelter dogs and adding another dog to your existing pack. Instructor is Karina Weaver, who has over 25 years of experience in dog training, grooming and animal rescue.

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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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Collette Tours – Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria

During this ten-day adventure, you will journey through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque cities as you experience the enchanting Alpine cultures of Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria. Travel dates are September 6-15, 2018 and the trip includes airfare, hotel, meals, transfers and insurance. Please join us for a PowerPoint® 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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Don't Let Fido Drain Your Bank Account

Dog ownership has become more and more expensive over the years. From the cost of food supplies, grooming, pet sitting and not to mention the vet bills--how can you keep up? This class will teach you simple ways not taught in any book, on how to save money and keep bills low without sacrificing the health and safety of your dog. Instructor is Karina Weaver, who has over 25 years of experience in dog training, grooming and animal rescue.

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Genealogy: The Basics

Find out about your ancestors. Learn how to use computer and printed resources ranging from genealogical software and databases to the San Antonio Public and Mormon Family History libraries. When you complete this course, we will have endeavored to find the basics of your family tree for at least five generations and you will have a working knowledge of how to continue researching your family. A $10 supply fee is payable to instructor Earline Long-Zlotkowski at the first class.

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Ghost Signs Tour

Ghost signs can be found throughout the world with the United States having many surviving examples. Most often ghost signs are advertisements painted on brick buildings that have survived the business or product being promoted. Discover ghost signs in downtown San Antonio and enjoy these relics of yesteryear before they disappear. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your camera and meet on Main Plaza, at the front doors of San Fernando Cathedral, near the corner of Main & Commerce. No discount.

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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 for Women, Intermediate

The class is designed for golfers who have played before and want to refresh skills or maximize performance. If you have clubs, bring them. If you do not, loaners are available. Golf balls will be furnished. Lessons are provided by the Director of Instruction for R II M Golf, Rob Myers II and the R II M Golf staff. No discount.

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Golf, Beginning

Golf has been one of the fastest-growing sports for the past 10 years. Take a swing at learning the necessary fundamentals such as proper grip, rules of play, scoring, etiquette, stance, swing and more. Learn about a hobby that you could enjoy for a lifetime. 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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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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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 Padre Park and concludes with a scenic paddle. A $10 supply fee, which covers all rental gear, is payable to your 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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Mural Tour

Discover the surprising number of wonderful, yet frequently overlooked murals in downtown San Antonio. This enjoyable walking tour combines history, art and a mixture of contemporary and historic murals rendered in a variety of materials. Experience another aspect of what makes downtown San Antonio such a rich and rewarding place to visit. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the base of the Cenotaph on Alamo Plaza near the SE corner of Alamo and Houston Streets. No discount.

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Public Art Tour

Downtown San Antonio offers an impressive collection of public artwork - some historic, some contemporary, some highly visible, some less so. Join this tour to discover and re-visit public art within downtown while learning stories about artists and their work. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring $1.30 in exact change for trolley fare and meet on Main Plaza in front of San Fernando Cathedral, near the corner of Commerce & Main Streets. No discount.

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Puppy Kindergarten

Bring your fur baby to this exciting class to begin the proper steps in training it to be the best companion ever! All pups eight weeks to five months are welcome. Topics to be taught: potty training, proper socialization, leash training, simple command words, good manners, toy choices and much more. Instructor Linda Weniger has over 40 years of experience as a professional dog trainer. You are required to bring proof of appropriate vaccinations for the age of your pup to class. No discount.

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Travel FREE!

Whether you’re near retirement, already retired, changing careers or a student, these practical money-making ideas will offer you free travel opportunities, fun work-vacations and new careers that offer more time off to travel and possible vacation tax deductions. Keep your money in the bank and travel free. Gina Henry is the author of the book "Free Vacations and Make Money Traveling" and she will show you how to earn FREE airline tickets, hotel nights, cruises, tours, car rentals, vacation meals and more. Her book that provides the names, phone numbers and websites of all the contacts you need will be available for purchase for $15. No discount.

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Using Ancestry.com

Start tracing your family history using Ancestry.com. This hands-on, computer-based course is for those new to the website or who have come to a roadblock and need direction on how to further research and create family trees. Your experienced instructor, Mariano Salazar, will show you how to use the search function, how to manipulate the 'green leaf' and how to build a tree. 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 dates and birth/death locations on the first day of class.

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