Rend Lake College’s Community Education Department continues to bring exciting courses to the district, including several new offerings this spring in Wayne City, Woodlawn and Zeigler/Royalton.
Wayne City – Back by popular demand this year are three special classes. “Guitar for Beginners” will be held over four Tuesday sessions, from Feb. 7 through March 14. Each session will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Wayne City High School Music Room. The course costs $24. This is a course for students with little or no experience with the guitar. Only a desire to learn is needed.
“Kids in the Kitchen,” an introductory class aimed at children in first grade or above, will be held over four Thursday sessions, from Feb. 16 through March 9. Each session will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in the WCHS Home Economics room. This “how-to” class will provide the students with the experiences needed to understand basic food preparation and nutrition concepts. The course costs $34.
Train your dog to be obedient, making for a happier dog and owner, with “Dog Obedience,” set for four Tuesday sessions, from April 4 through April 25. Each session will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wayne City Park. Instruction on basic behavioral obedience will be taught, such as sit, heel, stay, down, long stay and recall. Dogs must be at least six months of age to participate, and parents must accompany students under 12 years old. The course costs $24.
Also available in Wayne City this spring:
• “Digital Cameras,” four Wednesday sessions, Feb. 1 through Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m., WCHS Distance Learning Room, $24.
• “Paducah Quilt Show Bus Trip,” 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, pickup at WCHS parking lot, $30.
There also is a lineup of credit courses available this spring in Wayne City: Introduction to Psychology, Rhetoric and Composition I, Computer-Aided Drafting Applications – Mechanical, Music Appreciation, Community Chorus, Emergency Medical Care and Introduction to Architectural Theory / History.
Woodlawn – “Star Quilt Wall Hanging” will be offered in two Thursday sessions, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17. Sessions will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cotton Patch Quilt Shop. Students will create a fabulous wall hanging which they can finish to the point of quilting in just two evenings. The pattern can be incorporated into a larger project afterward. The class costs $18 plus supplies.
Zeigler-Royalton – “Computer Basics” will be held over four Tuesday sessions, from March 7 through March 28. Each session will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Zeigler-Royalton High School computer lab. This introductory class begins with turning on the computer, basic mouse techniques, moving and resizing windows and more. The class is designed for students who have little or no experience with computers. Class cost is $35.
Two credit classes, Introduction to Psychology and Emergency Medical Care, also will be offered in the Zeigler-Royalton area this spring.
Dahlgren – Two credit classes, Aerobics-Lo Impact and Aerobics-Hi Impact, will be offered this spring on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Catholic Church Social Hall.