Personal Interest

Book Lovers: Rare Book Collecting

Do you love books? Have you ever thought about, or started, collecting books, and wondered what to do next? In this class you’ll join the owner of Sheldon Fine Books to explore what to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, and get the best price from dealers. You’ll learn the four most important points of book collecting, how to understand pricing, the rarity of certain books and collecting with an eye on future value. You are welcome to bring up to three of your books to class for an assessment of value by the instructor.

Tuesday * 10/3/17 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 (member) $30 (non-member)
WRTG CJ003-01 * Julie Moore

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Create an Aromatherapy Medicine Chest – POPULAR

Yes, you can smell your way to good health, and in this class we’ll share how essential oils and aromatherapy can provide a natural approach to everyday problems. Join us to learn about the history of aromatherapy, how to use essential oils safely and effectively, and what every medicine cabinet should have inside. We’ll discuss how to administer oils for pain, nausea, bruises, cuts, and scrapes; as well as how to use them to balance your hormones, strengthen your immune system, and gain mental clarity to relax or energize. After this class you’ll know the specific oils for each situation and how they can be used for improved health and well-being. NOTE: An optional essential oil kit will be available from your instructor for $20.

Monday * 10/9/17 * 6-8:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
HOLV CG003-01 * Patti Henderson

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Explore the Ketogenic Diet – NEW

It’s everywhere in magazines, or perhaps you’ve read articles or heard others talk about the Ketogenic diet. What’s the hype? What’s the science? What’s up with that? In this fun session you will learn about the Ketogenic diet, and how one busy executive, grandma, wife and habitual line dancer made it work, and in the process lost 50 lbs. (and counting) and fought off diabetes. This will be a discussion and sharing format, with some Keto treats available to sample. It isn’t a nutrition presentation, hasn’t been certified organic, and we won’t prescribe, diagnosis or even give out medical advice. Learn from one person’s experience personified and shared, and the resources that helped on the journey.

Wednesday * 10/11/17 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 (member) $30 (non-member)
HOLV CI002-04 * Karla Fales

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Empower Yourself: Challenge the Fear in Your Life – NEW

Are you ready to take action and change your future? You can leverage the fear that’s controlling you today and use it as a motivator to take action for a better tomorrow. Life without fear is impossible; and when it’s in charge of your life it can show up as anxiety, depression, anger, intolerance and even physical pain. We’ll share how fear can be held and stored in the body and what happens when we don’t or can’t let it go, and you’ll experience simple breathing techniques to help you find the fear and release it. You can break the cycle of pain and discover real strategies such as mind mastery, meditation and breathing techniques to shift you away from fear and into the life you were meant to live.

Monday * 10/23/17 * 6-8:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
HOLV CF003-01 * Patti Henderson

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Victorian Death Customs – NEW

Death customs vary widely across cultures and history, but Victorian era customs were definitely interesting and sometimes even down right creepy! Join us to learn about Victorian personifications of Death as we cover everything from banshees to black dogs including strange deaths from poisoned stockings and gloves; the role of undertakers and grave diggers; typical headstones and their symbols; the many uses of crape; the custom of wakes and watches; photographing the dead; society’s expectations for widows and widowers; and why some of the dearly departed returned as ghosts. Your instructor is excited by this fascinating topic…and she promises not to scare you too much!

Tuesday * 10/24/17 * 6-9 pm * $25 (member) $30 (non-member)
HSTY CC003-01 * Jody Owens

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Getting Paid to Talk! Intro to Professional Voiceovers – POPULAR

Have you ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voiceover field. In an effort to ensure a quality class experience, we must limit attendance. So, please register early.

Wednesday * 10/25/17 * 6-8:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
PERF CI003-01 * Voice Coaches, Inc.

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Criminal Investigation: The Art & the Science – NEW

Do you ever watch police shows on television and wonder whether the forensics team can really do that? In this class you’ll take fingerprints and make a shoe print cast as you learn what goes into processing a crime scene. Join us to discover the exciting world of criminal scene investigation. Your instructor will bring over 40 years of experience as a police officer and expert forensic investigator to this class. When you leave you’ll never watch a crime investigation television show the same way again!

Thursdays * 11/2/17-11/9/17 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $30 (non-member)
PDEV CS004-01 * William Howe

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American Fads of the Century – NEW

Why do certain things catch on and take the world by storm? Why does it seem that suddenly everyone is wearing the same types of clothes, playing the same games, or taking up the same hobbies? Fads are an interesting phenomenon in our society, and we’ll share how fads in clothing, recreation, toys, games and even TV shows have influenced American culture over the last century. If you had a pet stone, wore Earth shoes, played Candy Crush or displayed movie star posters in your bedroom, then you were part of what makes a fad, a fad! Join us to find out why we are captivated by fads and have some fun sharing your own “fad adventures.”

Monday * 11/6/17 * 6-9 pm * $25 (member) $30 (non-member)

HSTY CB003-01 * Jody Owens

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Life Strategies for Sensitive People

Are you very sensitive to the emotions of others? Empaths are highly sensitive, finely tuned instruments when it comes to emotions. If you feel everything, sometimes to an extreme, then you may want to join us for this class. When you absorb the impact of stressful emotions, it can trigger panic attacks, depression, eating disorders, and physical symptoms that defy traditional diagnosis. This class will help sensitive people find the right mix of intellect, feeling, and groundedness so you can become comfortable in your own skin.

Wednesday * 11/15/17 * 6-8:30 pm * $29 (member) $35 (non-member)
PDEV CK003-01 * Patti Henderson

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Plan, Prepare & Backup all Your Vital Information for Any Emergency- NEW

Having all your important documents available at your fingertips as well as electronically backed up, is essential not only for you, but for the ones you love. Determine which paperwork is crucial to have in the event of fire, flood, natural disaster or medical emergency. Organize your vital information into a   “Grab-&-Go” binder. Also convert everything to electronic documents, then back it all up to the Cloud using free, easy to use, drag and drop tools. Learn about helpful free apps, multiple preparation tips, evacuation routes, “Go Bags & Bins”, and much more.

Saturday * 12/2/17 * 9 am-12 pm * $49 (member) $59 (non-member)
PDEV CP003-01 * Kevin Boyd

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Online Offerings

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Helping Elderly Parents

Skills for Making Great Decisions

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Marriage and Relationships: Keys to Success

Homeschool With Success

Individual Excellence: Secrets of Career Success

Mastering Public Speaking

Soft Skills Suite

Leadership

Achieving Success with Difficult People

Self-Improvement Suite

Get Assertive!

Genealogy Basics

Merrill Ream Speed Reading