Fun, variety key WITCC Community Ed classes
Ten exciting, informative community education classes highlight Western Iowa Tech Community College's Fall Term on the Cherokee WITCC Campus.
Those community education classes include Digital Photography, Advanced Digital Photography, Fish & Sips wine and fish sampling class, Coffee Adventures, Ladies' Night Out, Computer 101, Stained Glass With Lead, Ballroom Dancing, Cake Decorating, and Custom Card Service.
The Digital Photography class is scheduled for Monday, October 15 and 22, from 6-8 p.m. Doug Pierson, Master Photographer of Pierson Photography in Cherokee, will be the instructor for this class for the beginner. The first session explains settings and setup of each student's own camera on tips on taking digital photos. The second session will view the photos taken and will be critiqued by Pierson. Registration fee is $20 and pre-registration is required by October 11. Class size is limited to 15.
The Advanced Digital Photography class is set for Monday, November 5 and 12, from 6-8 p.m. Pierson will offer advanced instruction on background composition, subject matter, and scale. Students will use their own camera and individual questions will be addressed. The fee is $20 with pre-registration required by November 1. Class size is limited to 15.
The Fish & Sips wine and fish sampling class will allow students to learn about the newest fall wines, taste a variety of wines, and take a bottle of their choice home. Also included is a demonstration on fish preparation, and discussion on which wines best compliment various fish entrees. A light meal will be included. Those attending the class must be age 21 or over and must bring a valid driver's license or other proper identification. Fish & Sips is one class session scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, from 6-8 p.m. The fee is $20 and pre-registration is required by October 19.
Coffee Adventures is scheduled for one session, Saturday, October 20, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Copper Cup in downtown Cherokee. It will be instructed by Copper Cup proprietor Mary Ann Miller, who will discuss the different types of beans, roasting, and adding flavor to your coffee to enhance the experience. Samples of various coffees will be offered. The fee is $5 with pre-registration required by October 18. Class size is limited to 15.
Ladies Night Out is scheduled for one session, Tuesday, October 16, from 6:30-9 p.m. It is a night of fun, learning, and socializing. Hy-Vee Pharmacy & Gifts, along with Hy-Vee Floral, will present "Health, Home, and Happiness." The night will include seminars on health issues such as stress, floral arranging, and accessorizing your home. Ladies will be treated to a light meal, door prizes, displays, and gourmet food tasting. Instructors are Hy-Vee pharmacist Dawn Ruehle, Hy-Vee Floral manager Katie Booth, and Gift Shop manager Missy Shea. The fee is $7.50 and pre-registration is required by October 12.
Computer 101 is scheduled for two sessions on Thursday, November 1 and 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Cherokee Washington High School. Tim Stoneking is the instructor. Students can learn the basics about the computer. The class is for the beginner and will help answer questions and ease the fear of the computer unknown. Basic knowledge of the Internet also will be covered. The fee is $15 and pre-registration is required by October 29.
Stained Glass With Lead will allow students to learn the beautiful art of stained glass with lead, and teach students to complete a fall sun catcher. Students need to bring a pair of safety glasses, a shoe box or plastic box with a lid to store supplies. The Rev. Gary McDonough is instructor and there will be three sessions on Thursday, November 1, 8, 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. at WITCC. The fee is $15, plus an additional $20 to instructor for materials and supplies. Pre-registration is required by October 29.
Ballroom Dancing will be instructed by Cherokee's Deb Dunn and students will learn the basics of ballroom dancing, while improving their dancing skills. The class will allow couples to gain confidence in their dancing abilities and several dance steps will be taught. The fee is $10 per person; however, students need to register with a partner. There will be two sessions on Sunday, November 4 and 11, from 4-6 p.m., with pre-registration required by November 1.
Cake Decorating is scheduled for two sessions, Tuesday, November 6 and 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. Instructor Lori Reusch of Hy-Vee will teach cake decorating techniques in this beginning class. Students will learn how to make roses, decorative borders, and personalized writing, and will leave with an 8-inch round cake they have decorated. The fee is $10, with an additional $20 payable to Hy-Vee for materials. Pre-registration is required by November 1.
Custom Card Service is scheduled for one session on Thursday, November 8, from 6-8 p.m. The class will be instructed by Todd Oxley, Cherokee Postmaster, who will explain the U.S. Post Office's net card service. Students will learn how to create their own account and send out personalized greetings. Digital photos can be used to customize cards that include personal messages and the actual stamp can also be selected. Come ready to enter addresses and get that head start on Christmas cards. Some computer experience will be helpful. The fee is $5.
Registration for many of these classes is limited, so those interested should call the Cherokee WITCC at 225-0238 to register as soon as possible.